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Rainy season car tips

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

April showers bring May flowers but also bring hazardous road conditions.  Is your car ready for the rainy season?  Here are some questions to ask:

  • Have I tested my battery recently? 
  • Have I flushed my radiator this year?
  • What do the tread on my tires look like?  Do I need to replace them?
  • Are my windshield wipers in working order?
  • Do I have a full tank of gas when I go out?
  • Have I tested my brakes?  Am I having any problems with my brakes?
  • How is my brake fluid level?
  • Are my headlights in working order?
  • Do I have a set of jumper cables?
  • Can I wax or put sealant on my car before the next rainstorm? 
  • Do I have an umbrella in my car?

Also remember: do not drive through standing water that you couldn't walk through! Water can hide dips in the road, or it can even have washed out the road.  Just six inches of water can cause a car to stall, which would be an emergency in a flood situation.  

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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 April

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

April is already here and the weather is slowly warming up.  If you're looking for some deep discounts, here's what you should buy:

  • TVs and Home Theater Setups: Did you know Japan's fiscal year ends in March? Because of this, several brands of TVs and home theaters will go on sale to get ready for the new models
  • Athletic Shoes: Spring sales anticipate the upcoming nice weather.  Let's go for a run!
  • In season produce: You can munch on some asparagus, avocados, broccoli, and mushrooms
  • Thrift Store Goods: Donations usually spike in March and April (thanks, spring cleaning!) so now's the time to go thrifting

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.

Spring cleaning fire safety tips

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Spring cleaning fire safety tips Fire hazards can build up in your garage if you're not careful!

It's almost the end of March, which means you're probably knee-deep in spring cleaning. While dusting the out-of-reach places and organizing plastic containers, you can also take some steps to reduce the threat of a house fire.  Here are a few tips:

  • Clean your laundry room of anything around the dryer that could be flammable.  Also remember to clean your lint trap after every load!
  • Install a smoke detector in every bedroom and hallway outside of bedrooms.
  • Test your smoke detector once a month.
  • Check electrical cords for fraying or defects
  • Clean your garage and get rid of flammable items such as newspapers and cardboard boxes
  • Check any storage spaces (garage, under the sink) for flammable liquids that may be leaking

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.

Congrats to our raffle winners

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

In office, we held a raffle for two prizes, a camping lamp and a Marshall University hat.  Proceeds from the raffle go to fund an office pizza party.  Congrats to winners Alexis and Earl! At SERVPRO of Huntington, we like having fun with our employees. Stay tuned for more fun events for our employees, our agents, and readers at home! 

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.

Spring clean your yard

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Spring has sprung, and that means it's time for spring cleaning!  While you probably haven't thought about your yard in a few months, you'll be using it more in the upcoming warm weather.  Now's the time to start prepping:

  • Clean your yard of any debris: twigs, leaves, dog waste
  • Use last year's leaves and twigs for composting if you garden
  • If there's no more snow, pour some fertilizer and grass seeds on any bald spots in your yard
  • Change your oil and spark plugs in your lawn mower
  • Prune your trees and bushes
  • Prep plant beds if you're going to have a garden
  • Manage any gravel in your driveway or walkway
  • Patch and repaint your fence

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.

Uncommon Spring Cleaning Tips

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

We all have our typical cleaning routines.  Some may be simple, some may be more complex. Whatever your cleaning checklist may be, there are probably some things you've missed.  Here are some less commonly cleaned items you may be missing:

  • Refrigerator coils: cleaning these can extend the life of your fridge and even lower your electricity bill!
  • Dishwasher: running a cycle with baking soda on the bottom and a cup of vinegar will make your dishwasher smell a lot nicer in the long run.
  • Toothbrush holder: You don't typically see the inside bottom of your toothbrush holder, and it can be a hotbed for mildew and mold.
  • Pillows: You may wash your sheets once a week, but it's also recommended to wash your pillows once every three months or so.
  • TV remotes:  Wipe down your remotes with a disinfectant wipe once a week
  • Phone: Same as the TV remote.  Your phone touches your hands and face almost constantly, picking up germs.
  • Trashcans: No wonder the trash smells so bad!  Small trashcans can be put in the dishwasher, but bigger ones will need a garden hose to wash out.

What to buy in March

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

After an unseasonably warm and rainy February, Huntington is ready for March.  Will it come in like a lion? Out like a lamb?  You may not be ready for the weather, but you can be ready for some savings.  Here's what goes on sale in March:

  • Chocolate: The retail world is in a post-Valentine's, pre-Easter limbo, so now is a great time to stock up on the sweet stuff
  • Luggage: Retailers are desperate to get last year's models sold before vacation season, so prices are slashed
  • Houses: This is a big one that you can't really "stock up" on, but if you're in the market for a house, spring is the busiest season.  March is an ideal time to make deals to avoid the heavy traffic
  • Frozen foods: Since March is Frozen Food Month, it's the perfect time to stock up on mini pizzas, burritos, and out of season veggies
  • Cleaning supplies: Get ready for your spring cleaning routine!  

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.

National Canned Food Month

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

February is National Canned Food Month. Canned food is a great way to prepare for a natural disaster, as it has a long shelf life when stored at the correct temperature. It's also an easy way to make cooking a lot faster with products like crushed tomatoes and diced chicken. Plus, it's an inexpensive way to get out-of-season produce.

While homes can certainly use canned goods, another place that needs them is your local food pantry. Food pantries can help low income families make it to their next paycheck without missing meals. Some foods come ready to eat, which is helpful for folks who don't have access to a stove or kitchen. Consider donating your time, efforts, or money to a local food charity.  Money is often better for food charities because they can buy things at a wholesale rate, which means they get more for the money than you would in a grocery store.  

If you'd prefer to donate goods, here are some common things that food banks need:

  • peanut butter
  • canned tuna and chicken
  • shelf-stable milk and substitutes
  • 100% juice
  • oatmeal
  • rice
  • low sodium soups
  • beans
  • pasta

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.

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.