Set Your Sights on a 2020 with a Cleaner Home
You have made New Year’s resolutions before only to cower in defeat halfway through the year. Why not make this upcoming year one in which you do everything you set your mind to do, which includes giving your home a thorough cleaning? SERVPRO of Brunswick is your number one choice for all cleaning and restoration needs.
We provide carpet and upholstery cleaning
No matter how many times you tell guests to take off their shoes before entering your home, there is always at least one person who fails to do so during the holidays. Beyond the rebel during the family gathering is the everyday dirt that comes with residing in close quarters. Your carpet needs to be thoroughly cleaned at least once per year.
Upholstery is another area in the general living space that becomes dirty rather quickly. What better New Year’s resolution to fulfill than to give yourself the peace of mind in knowing that your family will not be exposed to dust mites every time they sit down to watch television?
Odor removal is available
Pick up the phone and solicit our services when you have cleaned all that you know how and yet the odor remains. We have the expertise needed to deodorize your home efficiently. You do not want to enter the new year with the same smells that hindered productivity these past twelve months. Let us improve your attitude by removing the odors that bring down the atmosphere of your home.
We provide air duct services
Heating during winter months is essential. Your home’s central air and heating system cannot work efficiently without proper maintenance. Our air duct services can clean one of the most intricate parts of your system so that it provides heat during winter and air in summer. Air duct service also provides better air quality, which may reduce the probability of illness during the year.
New year, new you
You can make this year different by starting off on a clean foot. Call SERVPRO of Brunswick today to set up an appointment for a thorough cleaning of your home.
Trees Falling? Rely on SERVPRO to recover your home
SERVPRO of Brunswick. We are HERE to HELP!
Trees offer countless benefits to a home's landscape. Their appearance, shade and animal habitats are such an important and valued part of a property that many people are reluctant to remove trees. However, when tree limbs or the trees themselves become damaged or diseased due to age, invasive insects or storm damage, they can become a liability rather than an asset. The importance of including trees in a home maintenance plan can't be overstated.
Tree limbs that have died or are diseased are much more likely to cause damage to a property or home if they're ignored. Most limbs typically come crashing down during strong thunderstorms or high winds. However, it's not unheard of to have a large limb or even an entire tree fall at a random time. To help prevent these accidents from damaging your yard or, even worse, your home, it's best to cut off diseased, dying or dead limbs as soon as you identify them.
If a tree comes crashing down on your home call the restoration professionals at the SERVPRO of Brunswick at 912-264-6094
5 Tips for Dealing with a Leaking Roof
Leaking roof causing damage to your home? Let SERVPRO of Brunswick help.
The rain is coming down and you have a roof leak. It wasn't there last time the rain came through, but it sure is there now. Hopefully, you caught it as a minor drip instead of a major leak. If you sustained water damage from that leak, you need to take steps to contain the damage and start getting this right.
5 Tips for Dealing with Water Damage from a Leaking Roof
- Deal with the water. Leaks usually pool on the nearest horizontal surface. For attic leaks, the water tends to pool on the ceiling below. The water will find the path of least resistance like a light fixture or vent opening. That is where you will see the drips. Get a bucket under the drip to keep the water from doing more damage. If the water is causing a dip in the ceiling, use the tip of a pencil to open a small hole in the dip to drain the water into a bucket.
- Locate the location of the leak. Get up into the attic to find where the water is getting in. It may be right above where the water is pooling, or it may be higher in the roof line. It could be near a vent or chimney opening as those are vulnerable locations for water leaks. If possible, get a bucket under the leak point, that will prevent any further damage to the ceiling below.
- Make temporary repairs if possible. If you can access the roof safely, draping a tarp over the leak can help prevent water from getting inside. If you cannot access the roof safely, use roof tape or cement to patch the hole. That will provide a temporary patch to keep the water out until the roofer arrives.
- Call in the pros. You need to call in two types of professional help. First, get a roofer in to fix the leak in the roof. The roofer has the equipment to do the job safely and effectively. Second, you need to bring in water restoration specialists to deal with the damage the leak caused. They can get the water out and start drying out your personal possessions. Doing this quickly can prevent mold and mildew from developing and minimize further damage.
These steps will help you minimize the damage the leak has caused and start getting your home back to normal. If you need assistance with water damage restoration, give us a call here at SERVPRO of Brunswick.
Don’t Let a Water Damage Drain Your Holiday Spirit
The Holiday Season is upon us. With all of your decorations out on display don’t let a dreadful water damage take away your joy. Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Brunswick.
SERVPRO of Brunswick prides themselves on highly trained professionals and industry leading technologies. The most common types of water damages we see are: fridge, washer machine, dish washer, ice maker, and plumbing leaks. These are most often caused by normal wear and tear on the machines. But it is always a good idea to regularly check the connections to all major appliances in the home.
If you suspect a water damage in your home or business reach out to the SERVPRO of Brunswick. We are in your community and are ready to assist our neighbors.
Give us a call at (912)264-6094
Increased Risk for Kitchen Fires
“When most of us think about Thanksgiving, images of turkey, stuffing and time spent with loved ones typically come to mind, not fire hazards. However, an increased risk of fire is, in fact, a reality of Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day.” (Source:NFPA)
Why is Thanksgiving such a fire risk?
- Host are cooking for multiple people and forget what’s on the stove. Mishaps easily occur.
- Frying turkeys and different items are sometimes out of peoples comfort zones. Not knowing the dangers of grease fires is a leading cause.
Here are NFPA’s top five tips for cooking with fire safety in mind on Thanksgiving and beyond:
- Remain in the kitchen while you’re cooking, and keep a close eye on what you fry!
- Always stay in the kitchen while frying, grilling or broiling food. If you have to leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
- Regularly check on food that’s simmering, baking or roasting, and use a timer to remind you that you’re cooking.
- Keep things that can catch fire such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels and curtains away from the cooking area.
- Be alert when cooking. If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
- If you have a small (grease) cooking fire on the stovetop and decide to fight the fire:
Smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
- If you’re cooking a turkey using a disposable aluminum pan, consider doubling up and using two pans to avoid a puncture, as dripping turkey juices can cause an oven fire.
If your Thanksgiving cooking plans turn into a disaster give SERVPRO of Brunswick a call (912)264-6094.
Energy Conservation Tips for Winter Chill
Keeping you cozy and safe this Holiday Season.
The winter's chill is approaching fast, so now is the time to take precautions and lower electricity bills by creating an energy-efficient atmosphere. By making simple changes to everyday habits, your home will be toasty while frosty air remains outdoors.
- Ensure the thermostat, HVAC, fireplaces, and heaters are working properly. Clean or replace air filters, remove dust and dirt from the unit, get fresh wood and coal for the fireplace, and/or ensure buttons/switches are functioning.
- Set the thermostat and heater at one temperature all season. A good temperature is 70 degrees. Alternatively, invest in a programmable unit.
- Insulate the home with weather stripping, plastic sheeting, and caulk. Wrap this around all entry doors, screen doors, and windows in the home and garage. Insulate the attic, basements, and crawl spaces too. This prevents air leaks from seeping in.
- Let the sunshine in on sunny days, particularly around the afternoon. The heat will warm the house to reduce dependence on heating items.
- During nightfall, reduce heater, fireplace, HVAC, and thermostat dependence and rely on comforters, sheets, blankets, and pajamas to warm you up. Turn off fireplaces, heaters, and HVAC's in unused rooms. Close the fireplace damper to conserve energy.
- Ceiling fans are a great way to stop heat from rising. Simply set the ceiling fan to turn clockwise on low speed. The warm air will circulate the rising heat down to the floor to reduce dependence on heating products. Continued use of ceiling fans means heat will travel to other occupied areas of the home.
A toasty home in the wintertime sounds wonderful. Turn this dream into reality through proactive measures like the information above. SERVPRO of Brunswick is always here to help. When using heaters and fireplaces be sure to use all safety precautions to avoid fires.
2019 ‘Sole Jam’
Riley who started changing the world at age 9 stands proudly at 11 with a large box of donated shoes at the 2019 ‘Sole Jam’
The 2019 ‘Sole Jam’ was a benefit concert to raise Awarness and donations for Riley’s Soles 4 Souls. The concert was held at the beautiful Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick. 2019 ‘Sole Jam’ was a huge hit and had several bands playing all the hits like: 3 Day Weekend, Squirt Gun, and Idle Hands.
Along with the great music the 2019 ‘Sole Jam’ had a great raffle going on with a bundle of items donated from local businesses and vendors.
At the end of the event we were able to present Riley with Riley’s Soles 4 Souls with 512 pairs of shoes and $1,769 that was all raised at the event. We are blown away at the community support and would like to further thank all the bands, vendors, donors, and everyone that attended the concert. We know Riley’s Soles 4 Souls will put these new donations to good use. We look forward to this being a annual event in Brunswick.
Lending a Helping Hand
Helping pack Blessings in a Backpack with the GIAR.
SERVPRO of Brunswick proudly supports our community and Blessings in a Backpack. Blessings in a Backpack is a organization that provides food items for school aged children to take home on weekends or holidays. Did you know that some kids only have access to food when school is in session? This is why having organizations like Blessings in a Backpack is so crucial for our community and school aged children. We hope that the bags we packed are able to meet needs and truly be a blessing to many children in our community.
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Special thanks to the Golden Isles Association of Realtors for continuing to give and meet the needs of our community members.
Keep a Warm and Safe Fireplace
Avoid hazardous chimney fires by maintaining a clean chimney.
As cooler air roles into South Georgia, many people will start cranking up the heat or starting a fire in their fireplace. A fireplace can be a unique feature adding lots of character and charm to a South Georgia home. Fireplaces can also pose a danger if not maintained and used properly.
Maintain a safe and warm fireplace by having your chimney swept and practicing fire safety.
Sweeping your chimney should occur yearly. It is best to get a professional to sweep your chimney to ensure the best results. Having your chimney swept clears the chimney of debris that can build up and catch fire over time if not cleared. Chimney sweepers also look for hazardous cracks that can cause a fire to start inside the chimney.
Chimneys should be only lit by an adult and never left unattended. The glass or screen door should always be closed when not interacting with the fire to prevent sparks from escaping into the home. Another way to remain safe is to make sure the fire is out before going to bed.
Enjoy a warm and safe fireplace.
Need any assistance from SERVPRO of Brunswick? We are always here to help! Reach us 24/7 at (912)264-6094
Extinguishing a Fireplace Fire
Avoid unwanted smoke by avoiding water to extinguish a fireplace fire.
Fireplace Safety should be top of mind during the colder months. You should never fall asleep with a fire in the fireplace. To quickly extinguish a fireplace fire, don’t throw water on it. Throwing water on the fire will create a cloud of smoke and contaminate your home. Instead of pouring water on a fire you should:
- Spread out the embers with a fireplace poker
- Smother the fire with the ashes.
- Pour a thin layer of baking soda over the fire.
Why baking soda? Baking soda is a common ingredient in fire extinguishers. Baking soda is also used when putting out grease fires.
While water can be used to extinguish the fireplace fire, it will take more water and create a larger mess.
If your home suffers from a smoke or fire damage, give SERVPRO of Brunswick a call! (912)264-6094