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Christmas Tree Safety Tips

12/6/2016 (Permalink)

Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious.

Picking the tree

  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

Placing the tree

  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2" from the base of the trunk.
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.

Lighting the tree

  • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer's instructions for number of light strands to connect. 
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.“

For more information, please continue reading at: http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/fire-statistics-and-reports/fire-statistics/fire-causes/holiday/christmas-tree-and-holiday-lights

SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938….here to help! Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

June is National Safety Month-Carbon Monoxide

6/24/2016 (Permalink)

Here a few tips on how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning copied directly from:http://safetytoolboxtopics.com/General/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-kills-two.html

·       " Have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year.

·        Do not use portable flameless chemical heaters (catalytic) indoors. Although these heaters don't have a flame, they burn gas and can cause CO to build up inside your home, cabin, or camper.

·        If you smell an odor from your gas refrigerator's cooling unit have an expert service it. An odor from the cooling unit of your gas refrigerator can mean you have a defect in the cooling unit. It could also be giving off CO.

·        When purchasing gas equipment, buy only equipment carrying the seal of a national testing agency, such as the American Gas Association or Underwriters' Laboratories.

·        Install a battery-operated CO detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall."

Please click the source link provided above to continue reading and learning!

This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Licking County.

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June is National Safety Month- Fire Escape Tips

6/23/2016 (Permalink)

Having a good plan in place can save your life, your families and your pets!

Here are a few fire escape tips copied directly from the link provided.  Please click the link to find more tips and information as this is just a snippet of the online article to get you started:https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/fief/up_in_smoke_parents_brochure.pdf

·         “You have a fire escape plan for your home.

·         You know two ways out of every room.

·         You know the best way to take your baby outside if there is a fire.

·         You practice the plan with everyone who lives in your home at least twice a year.

·         You have a meeting place outside.

·         Everyone knows how to call 9-1-1 from outside to report a fire.”

Please click the link above to read more about fire safety.

Learn more by visiting: www.usfa.fema.gov

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June is National Safety Month- Electronic Cigarettes

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

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When smoking you have to be sure to follow safety procedures to prevent fires.  Did you know that electronic cigarettes can cause fires?  According to the NFPA website (see source link below):

“Fires have occurred while e-cigarettes were being used, the battery was being charged, or the device was being transported. Battery failures have led to small explosions. Never leave charging e-cigarettes unattended. E-cigarettes should be used with caution.”

Also:

“The risk of dying in a home structure fire caused by smoking materials rises with age.  One out of four fatal victims of smoking-material fires is not the smoker whose cigarette started the fire.”

Sources: “Reproduced from NFPA’s website, http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/resources/safety-tip-sheets. ©2016 NFPA.”  

This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Licking County.

June is National Safety Month-Smoke Alarms

6/17/2016 (Permalink)

General June is National Safety Month-Smoke Alarms Photo Source: https://www.amazon.com/Kidde-Hardwire-Ionization-Detector-Battery/dp/B001XQ5VHW

Every home and business should have working smoke alarms.  Batteries need to be changed at least twice a year.  A good time to change batteries is in the fall and spring when changing our clocks.

The following tips were provided by and copied directly from:http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/smoke-alarms

 (Source: http://www.nfpa.org/education ©NFPA 2016http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/resources/safety-tip-sheets). 

Please click on the link to continue reading for more tips!

·         Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area.

·         Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.

·         Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.

·         It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.

·         Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Licking County.

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June is National Safety Month- Summer Safety

6/16/2016 (Permalink)

Summer is a time for vacations, fun, and very hot weather. There are also lots of weather hazards.

The following was copied directly from online to get you started reading the article:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/summer_safety.html#.VOdUW_nF9u3

"Being prepared means learning about summer weather and water hazards such as hurricanes, heat, lightning, rip currents, air quality, tsunamis and wildfires. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents.
  • Since 2003, 43 states within the continental United States have come under a tornado watch; 49 states have come under severe thunderstorm watches; and lightning strikes occur in every state.
  • Heat waves are common across the country during the summer. They are dangerous because the human body cannot cool itself properly when exposed to an extreme combination of heat and humidity.
  • In 2015, there were 26 lightning fatalities.
  • The United States Lifesaving Association estimates that more than 100 people each year die in the surf zone waters of the U.S. and that rip currents cause the majority of those fatalities. Rip currents are just one of many beach hazards.
  • Wildfires kill 30 people, destroy 2,800 homes and burn more than 7 million acres, roughly the size of the state of Massachusetts, on average, per year.
  • Flash flooding is the number one killer associated with severe weather." 

Please click the link above to read more of the onlilne article and tips.

This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Licking County. 

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June is National Safety Month- Creating a Safety Management Program

6/15/2016 (Permalink)

There are many things that can be done to create a safe workplace program. Travelers Insurance online wrote an article with lots of great tips.

The following portion was copied directly from: https://www.travelers.com/resources/workplace-safety/how-to-create-a-safety-management-program.aspx

  1. Demonstrate management involvement – Management must lead by example. A visible demonstration that you embrace a safety culture is imperative to its success. Provide the essential time, budget and resources to create and support a safety program.
  2. Communicate your safety plan clearly – Your safety plan must be published and available to all employees. Reminders and updates should be timely and effective. Allow employees to contribute their suggestions to making the workplace safer.
  3. Get everyone involved – A safety program is likely to be more effective when employees at all levels are involved. Standardized policies should outline responsibilities and accountability for all employees. Safety goals can become part of job descriptions and employee reviews. Safety committees can help ensure that safety practices are understood and reinforced throughout the company. Positive reinforcement of safe behaviors can be an effective way to help build the desired culture.
  4. Train your employees to work safely – Safety training should begin from the moment an employee is hired. Ongoing training is also essential to creating a safety culture.
  5. Review, revise, improve – A safety program should be dynamic, especially since most business environments continue to evolve. An effective safety program should be flexible enough to adjust to changes. Regularly review, evaluate and identify risks that could affect safety, and make the changes necessary to keep your workplace safe."

Please click the link above to read more tips! 

This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Licking County. 

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June is National Safety Month- Safety in the Workplace

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

There are many things that can be done to create a safe workplace culture. Travelers Insurance online wrote an article with lots of information.

The following was copied directly from: https://www.travelers.com/resources/workplace-safety/creating-a-safety-culture-in-the-workplace.aspx

"The following four steps can serve as a starting point in driving safety across your business.

1. Evaluate risks. To understand how to create a safer workplace, you must first understand the risks you face every day. Each task and associated risk should be properly evaluated, and safety-based changes should be considered.

  • Analyze past incidents and near misses.Understand that past incidents can help you identify root causes and identify risks and exposures that threaten the safety of your employees and the success of your business.
  • Identify the risks before they result in loss. Review your work policies and procedures, buildings and equipment, employee work practices and behaviors and geographic location to determine if there are opportunities to prevent or mitigate loss. And hold people accountable to the practices.
  • 2. Design a plan to keep safe. A good plan is the best place to start, but it is only the beginning. Once you have a plan, you must act to eliminate or minimize risk.

  • Get commitment. Your management team should be committed to a safety culture from the beginning.
  • Stay focused. Keep focused on the risks and exposures identified during your evaluation.
  • Prioritize your efforts. Focus on the risks that pose the greatest threat. You should consider frequency and severity of the loss potential, and/or the opportunity to prevent or mitigate risks.
  • Identify solutions and resources.Your solutions can vary from implementing engineering controls to creating administrative policies and procedures. These can help create positive changes in safety attitude, commitment and culture.
  • 3. Implement your plan. Implementation entails communication of the plan and its details, training, regularly scheduled practice and drills, and ongoing review. A thorough plan will cover a number of potential risk areas, including buildings and equipment, the environment, employees, customers and vendors.

  • Communicate and train - the real test of a safety program and culture is not what is written down on paper, but rather how well it actually works. How well your plan works is often dependent on what your employees know and what they do at the time of an incident.
  • 4. Monitor, evaluate and improve your plan. As your business environment changes, so should your safety program. Regularly test your plan to determine if it fits the changing business environment and reflects changing accountabilities.

  • Monitor the plan and collect feedback to determine the effectiveness of the plan.
  • Regularly compare your safety performance against the plan’s expectations.
  • Make adjustments when necessary.
  • Recognize success. Be sure to communicate and celebrate your safety successes.”
  •  Please click the link above to read more tips! 

    This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Licking County. 

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    June is National Safety Month- Treating Burns

    6/10/2016 (Permalink)

    The following was copied directly from: http://www.nsc.org/NSCDocuments_Advocacy/Fact%20Sheets/Treating-Burns.pdf

    "Treatment for burns depends on the type, severity and size.

    Treatment for minor burns – first and second degree burns no larger than 3 inches in diameter 

    1. Cool the burn. Hold under cold running tap water until the area is free from pain even after removal from the water. If this is not possible cool with a cold compress. 2. Cover the burn with a sterile nonstick dressing and bandage. Don’t use fluffy cotton or other material that may stick to or get lint in the wound. Wrap the bandage loosely to avoid putting pressure on burned skin. Bandaging reduces pain, protects blistered skin, and helps prevent infection. 3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.), naproxen (Aleve) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc). Use caution when giving pain relievers to children or teenagers. Although aspirin is approved for use in children older than 2 years, children and teens recovering from chickenpox or flu-like symptoms should never take aspirin." 

    This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Licking County.

    Please click the link above to read more tips! 

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    June is National Safety Month- Ladder Safety

    6/9/2016 (Permalink)

    The following was copied directly from: http://www.nsc.org/NSCDocuments_Advocacy/Fact%20Sheets/Slips-Trips-and-Falls.pdf

    “· Always keep at least three points of contact with the ladder (i.e. two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand) · Place the base on a firm, solid surface · A straight or extension ladder should be placed 1 foot away from the surface it rests against for every 4 feet of ladder height · When you climb, always face the ladder and grip the rungs, not the side rails · Climb down a ladder one rung at a time · Do not climb with tools in hand – use a tool belt· Keep your body between the ladder side rails when climbing · Do not lean or overreach – reposition the ladder closer to the work instead · Tie down a ladder when using it outdoors and do not use it in windy or inclement weather.”

    This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Licking County.

    Please click the link above to read more tips! 

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    June is National Safety Month- Fall Prevention Tips

    6/7/2016 (Permalink)

    The following was copied directly from: http://www.nsc.org/NSCDocuments_Advocacy/Fact%20Sheets/Slips-Trips-and-Falls.pdf

    “Clean up all spills immediately · Stay off freshly mopped floors · Secure electrical and phone cords out of traffic areas · Remove small throw rugs or use non-skid mats to keep them from slipping · Keep frequently used items in easily reachable areas · Wear shoes with good support and slip resistant soles · Arrange furniture to provide open walking pathways · Keep drawers and cabinet doors closed at all times · Install handrails on all staircases on both sides · Remove tripping hazards (paper, boxes, books, clothes, toys, shoes) from stairs and walkways · If you have young children, install gates at the top and bottom of stairs (unlatch the gate in order to pass – don’t climb over them) · Ensure adequate lighting both indoors and outdoors · Remove debris from exterior walkways · Adjust gutter downspouts to drive water away from pathways · Periodically check the condition of walkways and steps, and repair damages immediately · Never stand on a chair, table or other surface on wheels”

    This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Licking County.

    Please click the link above to read more tips! 

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    June is National Safety Month

    6/6/2016 (Permalink)

    The following was copied directly from: https://healthfinder.gov/nho/JuneToolkit2.aspx

    “Make a difference: Spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards.

    How can National Safety Month make a difference?

    We can all use this month to raise awareness about important safety issues like:

    ·         Medication safety and prescription painkiller abuse

    ·         Driving, biking, and working safely

    ·         First aid and emergency preparedness

    ·         Preventing slips, trips, and falls

    Everyone can get involved in reducing the risk of injuries. Together, we can share information about steps people can take to protect themselves and others.”

    This information was copied from the above link as a source of information and was not written by SERVPRO of Licking County.

    Please click the link above to read more tips! 

    SERVPRO of Licking County 740-587-0938...Here to help! 

    Buckeye Lake Cleanup

    5/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Our crews spent countless hours this weekend cleaning up at Buckeye Lake. They worked diligently to ensure residents would have their homes back to normal in no time. We are seen working to clean up the problem here in this short clip from WBNS-10TV - Columbus, Ohio. http://bit.ly/1NLIMST When disaster strikes we are here 24/7 to make it "Like It Never Even Happened." Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Licking County  if you need our help, 740-587-0938.

    Severe Storm Tips From The Ohio State University

    4/29/2016 (Permalink)

    The following was copied directly from: https://dps.osu.edu/severe-storm

    "Severe Storm

    1. Try to remain calm.

    2. Seek shelter in a sturdy building away from windows, exterior doors, and walls.

    3. Do not use elevators.

    Lightning

    1. Try to remain calm.

    2. Seek shelter away from windows.

    3. Do not use elevators.

    Outdoors

    1. Seek shelter in a sturdy campus building.

    2. Avoid elevated places and isolated trees.

    3. Keep your head and body as low to the ground as possible.

    4. Minimize contact with the ground.

    5. Find shelter as quickly as possible.

    Information to Know

    • Location of interior corridors
    • Evacuation routes/procedures
    • Shelter-in-place procedures"

    SERVPRO of Licking County 740-587-0938...Here to help!

    What Can Cause a Flood?

    3/31/2016 (Permalink)

    There are many reasons for floods.  A great source of information can be found at https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/what_causes_flooding.jsp .

    Be prepared!  Here are some suggestions taken directly from the site above: 

    • "Review your current homeowners insurance policy and become familiar with what is and is not covered, as damage due to flooding is typically not covered.
    • Call your insurance agent to purchase flood insurance for your home (and business) and its contents.
    • Make a flood plan and plan evacuation routes.
    • Itemize and take pictures of possessions.
    • Keep valuable items and family heirlooms on the upper floors of your home or building.
    • For more information about how to prepare for a flood, click here.
    • To learn more about flood risks associated with heavy rains, download this fact sheet."

    SERVPRO of Licking County can be reached at 740-587-0938 if you find you need help.  Remember:

    What To Do After Flooding

    • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
    • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
    • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
    • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
    • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
    • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
    • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
    • Gather loose items from floors.

    What NOT To Do After Flooding

    • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
    • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
    • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
    • Don't use television or other household appliances.
    • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

    The art of Psychometrics

    3/28/2016 (Permalink)

    While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a box fan or two around the damaged area, your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals follow strict industry approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages.

    Did you know?

    SERVPRO professionals are trained in the art of Pysychometrics, a calculated science which reduces drying time by adjusting the locations and types of dehumidifiers as drying conditions change. 

    Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Licking County  if you need our help, 740-587-0938.

    Spring Cleaning Tips

    3/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Seven Spring cleaning tips quoted directly from http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/clean-and-organize/7-spring-cleaning-tips :

     "If spring is in the air, don't let a musty house spoil it. Here are seven tips for giving the season the welcome it deserves.

    1. The best refrigerator cleaner is a combination of salt and soda water. The bubbling action of the soda water combines with the abrasive texture of the salt to make a great cleaner.
    2. The best way to get rid of lime buildup around the faucet it is to lay paper towels over the fixture, soak it with vinegar and let it set for an hour. The deposits will soften and become easier to remove.
    3. Clean screens with a scrap of carpeting. It makes a powerful brush that removes all the dirt.
    4. Clean windows with a rag and soapy water, and then dry them with another rag. You can also go to an auto-parts store and buy a windshield squeegee, which cleans very well.
    5. If drapes are looking drab, take them out of the window, remove the hooks and run them through the air-fluff cycle in the dryer along with a wet towel (to draw off the dust) for 15 minutes. Hang them back in the windows immediately.
    6. Clean the blades of a ceiling fan by covering them with a coat of furniture polish. Wipe off the excess and lightly buff.
    7. Sometimes comforters, blankets and pillows don't need to be cleaned, but they do need to be aired out after a long winter in your closed-up home. Take them outside and hang them on a clothesline for a day."

    SOURCE: http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/clean-and-organize/7-spring-cleaning-tips

    What is Black Mold?

    3/23/2016 (Permalink)

    You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

    Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

    In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Licking County has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

    If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

    • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
    • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
    • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

    What to Do:

    • Stay out of affected areas.
    • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
    • Contact SERVPRO of Licking County for mold remediation services.

    What Not to Do:

    • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
    • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
    • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
    • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

    Have a Mold Problem? 
    Call SERVPRO of Licking County Today –740-587-0938.

    Today's Tip!

    3/16/2016 (Permalink)

    Having trouble getting that smell out of your microwave? Try out this helpful hint!

    Deodorize and clean your microwave with the help of a lemon and kosher salt. Cut the lemon in half, sprinkle it with salt, and scrub the microwave's interior. The lemon's scent combined with the citric acid will clean the mess and neutralize the bad odor. 

    SERVPRO of Licking County 740-587-0938. 

    Storm Damage Do's and Don'ts!

    3/15/2016 (Permalink)

    Do's and Don'ts to help minimize storm damage: 

    Do:

    -Ensure local authorities have given the "all clear" for your area. 

    -Ensure your electricity is turned off before entering a flooded structure. 

    -Remove as much excess water as possible with wet-dry vacuums, mops, and towels.

    - Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for drying.

    Don't: 

    -Use your household vacuum to remove water. 

    -Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible. 

    -Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors. 

    -Use television or other household appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets. 

    Spring Break Tips

    3/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Are you or your family headed out of town for spring break? Remember these quick tips to keep your home safe.

    - Keep valuables away from windows. 

    - Set up timed lights around your house.

    - Have a neighbor watch your house. 

    - Turn your home phone ringer off.

    - Don't announce your upcoming vacation on social media. 

    SERVPRO of Licking County 740-587-0938.

    Water Loss Tip

    3/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Many things are racing through your mind after a water loss. Stained carpet should not be one of them.

    Avoid rust or furniture stains after a water loss by putting furniture and property contents onto blocks. 

    Call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938 if you need our help.

    Did You Know?

    2/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Frozen pipes can cause more than property damage. Sewage water from a busted pipe may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that may cause serious illnesses. 

    There are three types of contaminated water:

    Category 1: "Clean water" is from a clean source like a broken water line; however, if left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3.

    Category 2: "Gray water" may contain bacteria and viruses, and can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.

    Category 3: "Black water" comes from flooding rivers or sewer backup and may contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes. 

    SERVPRO of Licking County is here 24/7 if you need our help.  Call us 740-587-0938.

    Signs of Outdated Electrical Wiring

    2/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Electrical problems can be a big factor in home fires. Make sure you take time to notice some of the signs of outdated wiring. 

    Signs of outdated wiring: 

    1. Frayed wires

    2. Smoke

    3. Tripping breakers

    4. Scorch marks

    5. Loose connections 

    Call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938 if you need our help.

    Today's Tip!

    2/23/2016 (Permalink)

    A clogged or slow-draining sink is a common problem in most homes. It shouldn't happen too often, but when it does, use this natural formula to fix it.

    When you notice your drain is starting to clog, add 1/2 cup of baking soda down it, followed by 1/2 cup of vinegar. 

    Cover it with a wet cloth to contain the science fair-like effects. Wait ten minutes and then flush with boiling water. 

    New Positions Available!

    2/22/2016 (Permalink)

    We are pleased to offer new positions available immediately. 

    - Production Technician

    SERVPRO® of Licking County is looking to fill a full-time technician position. Seeking an individual who has a great attitude and the ability to work efficiently in high demand situations. If you describe yourself as dependable, a people person, energetic, and also are a strong hard worker with a get-up-and-go attitude who finds an ever-changing environment not only enjoyable but a challenge to be met, we want to speak with you.


    Duties include, working in all weather conditions; cleaning up water (includes sewage) and fire damaged buildings utilizing specialized equipment; cleaning walls, ceilings, floors, personal property; demolition, lifting heavy equipment and personal property; mold removal; carpet/upholstery cleaning; duct cleaning; and death/trauma scene cleanup. Other job expectations include working overtime at a moments notice and being on-call during non-business hours, weekends, and all holidays per schedule/s, providing excellent customer service, following the SERVPRO® uniform policy, and completing documentation, as appropriate.

    Job Qualifications:
    Be authorized to work in the United States.
    Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
    A valid driver license with a reasonable driving record.
    Reliable transportation to/from work.
    Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft.
    Because we provide 24-hour emergency services, must be willing to be on call, as needed. Some night and weekend work is required.
    Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
    Able to problem-solve.
    Be proficient in communications, both verbal and written.

    Please apply at our office:
    4617 Columbus Road
    Granville, Ohio 43023

    Ice Dam Damage

    2/17/2016 (Permalink)

    3 ways ice dams damage your property:

    1. Heat collects in the attic and warms the roof, except at the eaves.

    2. Snow melts on the warm roof and then freezes on the cold eaves.

    3. Ice accumulates along the eaves, forming a dam. Melted water from the warm roof backs up behind it, flows under the shingles, and into the house.

    Icicles are pretty, but they can cause damage, too. We see happen this quite often. Call us, if you experience water damage in your home or business.

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    Portable Heater Safety Tips

    2/16/2016 (Permalink)

    Indoor heating is the second leading cause of residential fire deaths! Make it a priority to review ways to help reduce the risk of a heating-related fire. Play it safe with these space heater tips!

    - Always use manufacturer's specified fuel when using fuel burning space heaters.

    - Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. 

    - Plug space heaters directly into outlets, never into an extension cord or power strip. 

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    Tips From The Red Cross To Prevent Frozen Pipes

    2/11/2016 (Permalink)

    Tips from the Red Cross to prevent frozen pipes:

    1) Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.

     2) Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.

     3) When the temperature is very low outside, let the cold water drip from faucets served by exposed pipes or pipes in exterior walls. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing because the temperature of the water running through it is above freezing.

     4) Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent damage if pipes freeze and burst.

     5) If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55ºF.

    SERVPRO of Licking County is here 24/7 if you need our help.  Call us 740-587-0938.

    Apartment and Condo Restoration

    2/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Whether you've got a loft, a condo or a studio apartment, we'll make it all feel like home again. #UnderOneRoof

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    Energy Savings Tip

    2/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Looking for a natural way to reduce energy costs? Indoor plants can help regulate temperatures in both the cold and the heat with their added humidity.

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    Water Damage

    2/4/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Licking County has been called to clean water in homes caused by broken pipes, rain storms, sinks left on, broken toilets and more.  Whatever caused the flood, SERVPRO of Licking County is available 24/7 if you need us!  We can be reached at 740-587-0938.

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