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CE Class April 12 from SERVPRO of Huntington

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

Are you an insurance agent looking for Continuing Education credits?  SERVPRO of Huntington is offering a 4 hour CE credit course in Restorative Drying for Water Damage.  Here are some of the key elements of the class:

  • How water damage impacts the insurance industry
  • Understanding water damage
  • Inspection services
  • Emergency services
  • Monitoring the drying process
  • Psychromentrics: the science of drying
  • Water restoration services

Date: April 12, 2018

Registration time: 7:30 AM

Class time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Prince of Peace FWB Church, 4637 Piedmont Road, Huntington WV, 25704

Breakfast muffins and lunch provided!

For reservations, call us at 304-429-2233 or email n.lyons@SERVPROhuntington.com.

About SERVPRO of Huntington

SERVPRO of Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Home investments that boost value

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Income tax refunds are starting to come in, and for many folks, this can mean saving up for a vacation or buying a new TV.  If you're looking to sell your home in the future, however, you may be better off using the money to invest in your home and boost the value of it.  

  • Replace your furnace or HVAC system
  • Insulate your attic
  • Update your plumbing
  • Update your electrical work if it's an old house
  • Remove wood paneling
  • Remove popcorn ceilings
  • Update your bathroom with modern energy efficient fixtures
  • Upgrade your kitchen appliances
  • Hire a home inspector to spot problems
  • Plant a tree in your yard
  • Replace worn rugs and carpet

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 304-429-2233 

About SERVPRO of Huntington

SERVPRO of Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Recycling cell phones

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

With income tax refunds coming up, many folks out there may be upgrading their cellphones.  But what to do with the old phone?  Throwing away a cellphone in a traditional landfill is a no-go, as the battery can leech dangerous chemicals into the ground.  Here are some things you can do to get rid of your cellphone and keep the environment safe:

  • Cellphones for Soldiers: This charity gives cellphones to troops overseas so they can call their families.
  • Domestic violence shelters: many places that help women and children from abusive situations accept cell donations. 
  • Recycling for Charities: This organization flips phones and gives the proceeds to a charity of your choosing.
  • ecoATM: this is a kiosk that recycles your phone and pays you for it in some cases.  There is one in the Route 60 Wal-Mart and another in the Barboursville Kroger.
  • Best Buy: If you're simply wishing to get rid of the thing, Best Buy recycles most electronics, including cell phones

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 304-429-2233 

About SERVPRO of Huntington

SERVPRO of Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

How to prevent snow damage

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

You may think of water damage as a summer flood issues, but snow can be just as damaging to a home.  In 2009, winter storm damage cost Americans $770 million.  Here are some things you can do to prevent it:

  • Clean off your roof regularly during winter to prevent snow buildup
  • Check for any weak branches on trees near homes that may break when piled with snow
  • Install water leak detection hardware to your pipes
  • Check regularly for moisture and discoloration in your attic
  • Remove any ice dams (shelves of snow that freeze and refreeze near your gutter)
  • If you are replacing your roof, add a layer between the wood and tiles that will repel water. 

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 304-429-2233 

About SERVPRO of Huntington

SERVPRO of Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Chance of snow X3

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Old man winter still hasn't released us from his grips.  Coming up over the next few days, we have three opportunities for possible big snows.

Starting Thursday afternoon, the Huntington tri-state is slated for a 90% chance of rain.  This will continue for most of the evening.  The rain has a possibility of turning to snow when the temperature drops.  Friday, according to WSAZ weather, will be a cold and blustery day.

Our next chance of snow is Super Bowl Sunday.  WSAZ states snow is likely, while nonprofit site Wunderground shows a mix of snow and rain with accumulation at under an inch.  This may make road conditions slick on Monday.

Although it is more difficult to predict weather further out accurately, Tuesday the 6th has a 20% chance of rain and show flurries right now.  This will continue into Wednesday, where the snow will pick up the pace and possibly accumulate up to one inch.  

Hopefully our friend Punxsutawney Phil will have some good news for us after all this snow!

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 304-429-2233 

About SERVPRO of Huntington

SERVPRO of Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

What to buy in February

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Wow! January sure went by quickly!  Between Valentine's Day and the Super Bowl, a lot is going on in February.  For the budget conscious, it also means some deep discounts.  Let's take a look at what goes on sale in February:

  • Winter coats and clothing: No matter what the groundhog says, you're going to need a coat for at least another month.  Retailers have already started slashing prices to get ready for spring, so this is a great time to pick up a spare for you or a coat drive.
  • Humidifiers: In a similar vein, new models of humidifiers come out in spring, so February is the time they start reducing the old models.
  • TVs and home theaters: Are you ready for some football? If not, retailers have got you covered. Besides Black Friday, February is the best time to buy a TV.
  • Snacks: Consider waiting until February 1 rolls around to get ready for the Big Game. Soda, chips, and other Super Bowl fare will be on sale.
  • Mouthwash and Toothpaste: Stores bank on you kissing a sweetie on Valentine's Day, so they reduce all things to make your breath smell good! 

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 304-429-2233 

About SERVPRO of Huntington

SERVPRO of Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Prevent Winter Mold

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

When people think of home damage that happens in winter, they typically think of house fires, or maybe flooding.  However, mold can also be a problem in the winter. 

There are a few reasons for this.  Because your house is more closed off in the winter, everyday humidity from things such as showers, cooking, even breathing, can add up.  Normal winter hazards like rain, fog, and melting snow can seep through roof leaks and structural gaps, causing mold in places like your attic and wall voids.  Condensation dripping off pipes and windows into a heated home can also encourage mold growth.

Here are a few tips to prevent mold growth in your home in the winter:

  • Make sure your indoor humidity stays below 40%.
  • Vacuum and clean regularly, especially in humid areas like your bathroom and kitchen.
  • Make sure you have good air circulation in your home.
  • Don't store things such as books, paper, and clothes in a humid area like your basement.
  • Have your roof checked for defects and fix any that exist.
  • Insulate pipes to make sure they don't burst.
  • Find the source of any condensation on unusual places (pipes, windows) and fix it immediately.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 304-429-2233 

About SERVPRO of Huntington

SERVPRO of Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fireplace Safety

1/15/2018 (Permalink)

One of the best things on a cold night is a hot fire and a good book.  With a few tips, you can have a safe and cozy night at home.

  • Only burn dry, cured wood.  That means wood that has dried for 8-12 months.  Green wood can cause soot build up in your chimney.
  • Don't burn treated or construction wood.  It can be chemically treated and produce dangerous fumes when burned.
  • Never leave a fire unattended, especially around children.
  • Place a nonflammable rug in front of your fireplace to absorb any sparks that could damage your carpet.
  • Install carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
  • Use your fireplace doors.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand just in case.
  • Build your fire slowly.
  • Get your chimney cleaned twice a year and inspected once a year.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 304-429-2233 

About SERVPRO of Huntington

SERVPRO of Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Huntington! Stay safe on the roads

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Winter is officially here, and the worst thing that can interrupt your work commute is bad weather.  Here's a few tips to make sure you stay safe:

  • Keep your gas tank at least half-full.  Empty tanks can cause your battery to drain.
  • Keep an ice scraper, shovel, and salt in your car
  • Clear snow and ice from your windshields, mirrors, and roof
  • Slow down! Reduce your speed to avoid hydroplaning
  • Keep up basic maintenance on things like your windshield wipers, radiator, and oil level
  • Don't drive impaired or distracted
  • Leave early to avoid speeding
  • If you are stranded by the side of the road, you can leave your heater on ten minutes every hour to stay warm; make sure there's no built-up snow in the exhaust pipe, however!
  • Don't use cruise control on a wet surface
  • Always wear your seatbelt

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 304-429-2233 

About SERVPRO of Huntington

SERVPRO of Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Bomb Cyclone

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

This weekend we'll be getting our first major storm of the winter.  The weather is shaping up into a "bomb cyclone" as meteorologists have dubbed it.  A large storm is shaping up on the East Coast, which will hit Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina with an atypical amount of snow and ice.  From Virginia to New England, the storm will resemble a hurricane, with blustering winds accompanied by the cold and snow.  The National Weather Service is warning residents of those areas about potential power outages and flooding.

In the Huntington area, this storm won't impact as harshly but will still have a bit of an effect.  The WSAZ weather team forecasts snow flurries Thursday and Friday with bitter cold. Sunday will bring a mix of snow, rain, and ice going into Monday, with some leftover winter weather on Tuesday.  

SERVPRO of Huntington hopes you stay warm and safe this weekend!  Be careful on roads and stay home if you don't absolutely need to be out.  

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 304-429-2233 

About SERVPRO of Huntington

SERVPRO of Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.