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Home Safety Tips For Parents with Children going Back To School
Home security and safety are especially important if children will be alone at home for any length of time. Walking home alone, entering an empty house, and staying safe at home can be a challenge. But with guidance, rules, and helpful products, parents can help children stay safe at home.
- Teach kids to lock the door and not open it for anyone: Children should know how to properly lock all doors. Teach them that they should never open the front door while they’re home alone, even for deliveries or mail.
- Show kids how to use the alarm system: Make sure children know how to properly use the alarm system, both arming and disarming it. You should also show them how to hit the panic button and what to do if there’s an emergency.
- Plan a safe route to school: Work with your child to plan a direct route to school. Avoid as many street crossings as possible as well as open fields, vacant lots, and desolate areas.
- Help children memorize important numbers: Teach kids their home address, their home number, your cell phone number, and the number of a neighbor who can help. You should also teach them how to use 911 in an emergency.
- Teach children about stranger danger: Make sure kids know not to talk to strangers on their way home from school, even if they seem friendly or helpful.
- Make an emergency plan for fire: Work on an emergency plan together and determine how your child will exit in case there’s a fire.
- Keep communication open: Ask your child to text or call when they get home each day. Encourage them to call you if there’s any problem at all so you can help.
- Have a plan for lost keys: Even responsible children can lose keys. Choose a destination for a spare key or leave one with a close neighbor or family member.
- Establish rules for safety at home: Determine whether children will be allowed to use the stove or oven when home alone, rules for visitors or leaving the house, even screen time. Set kids up for a safe afternoon at home by establishing your expectations.
Stay Safe and Have a Wonderful School Year from your local SERVPRO of Hendricks County!
Storm Tips for Your Avon, IN Home
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Ways To Prevent Water Damage In Your Home
1. Clean and inspect gutters regularly.
2. Keep downspouts cleat of any blockages.
3. Repair or replace roofing as needed.
4. Be sure soffit vents are clean and unobstructed.
5. Check for any cracks or peeling paint.
These could indicate moisture retention.
6. Fill low spots around building foundation
with clean fill dirt.
7. Create a slope away from the structure to drain runoff properly.
8. Trim plants around building to avoid the growth of mold or mildew.
9. Make sure garden areas have adequate drainage.
10. Apply a waterproofing coating to the interior or exterior basement walls.
Heavy rains and strong winds can all cause problems with your property. Roofs, gutters, and landscapes are exterior elements that should be checked to guard against water damage. Remember to look in attics, basements or crawl spaces for visible signs of water intrusion. Make sure outside vents are clear of any obstruction to ensure proper airflow.
If you find a problem and need restoration help or want spring cleaning assistance, call your local SERVPRO of Hendricks County professionals. We are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Providing Pack Outs in Avon, IN
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What is a pack-out?
Restoring and protecting contents after a disaster is done through the pack-out process.
Our pack-out process involves photographing every content put into each box along with a label. We then take them back to our warehouse where they are cleaned and restored to their preloss condition. Contents are separated into two categories. salvageable and unsalvageable.
After your items are restored and the repairs in your home are complete, SERVPRO will then perform a pack back. Note that items are not returned until the job is completed. This can take some patience.
A fire in your home can be a traumatic experience. Trust the professional team at SERVPRO of Hendricks County will put your fears to rest. Call us today at 317-838-0100
Moisture In The Crawlspace Plainfield, IN
Have you inspected your Plainfield, IN crawlspace?
Damp crawlspaces can lead to home safety and health concerns. These can include mold and mildew growth, standing water, rotted floor joists, and rotten or musty smells. A full inspection of your crawl space is the best way to determine if you have any moisture problems. Issues may not be visible from a quick peek inside your crawl space door.
If you find standing water on the floor of the crawlspace, it is important to identify whether the source of the water is groundwater or if it is coming from above. Usually, a leak in plumbing fixtures, drain pipes or water supply pipes running in the crawlspace below the floor of the house.
If you have any question or would like your crawl space inspected, please call us at 317-838-0100. SERVPRO of Hendricks County
SERVPRO CE Class
Come Join Us!!
SERVPRO of Hendricks County will be hosting two FREE CE Classes on August 13, 2019
First Class Registration Time is at 8:30 AM Class begins at 9:00 AM
Second Class Registration Time is at 12:30 PM Class begins at 1:00 PM
Attendees are to be on time and stay the entire course to be eligible to receive credits! Lunch will be sponsored by Economy Heating-Air Conditioning-Pluming.
Get ready for some fun! This class will be hosted at the Mooresville Public Library.
220 West Harrison Street
Mooresville, IN 46158
If you would like to attend please call SERVPRO of Hendricks County at 317-838-0100 to register! Class size is limited!
Working to make it "Like it never even happened."
Drying Out Your Water Loss in Plainfield Indiana
Plainfield Home Drying after Water Loss
Drying Out A Water Loss
Lots of questions can arise after a water-loss in your home? SERVPRO of Hendricks County is just a phone call away with the answers you need! Drying times will be specific to your loss and on an average dry within three to five days. Don’t get discouraged if your home is not dry in this time frame, SERVPRO makes this process simple for you! We set up, monitor, and remove the drying equipment.
Advanced drying equipment and techniques allow us to get your home back to “Like it never even happened.” Quick drying will also help the possibility of mildew or mold growth. Our certified technicians will regulate all affected surfaces and keep you updated from beginning till the end.
Call our SERVPRO of Hendricks County office at 317-838-0100
Tips For Staying Staying Cool
Stay Cool with Hendricks County SERVPRO
Dangers of Extreme Heat
Without warning, extreme heat can rapidly occur. Those who are at greater risk of extreme heat are older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals. SERVPRO of Hendricks County would like to provide you with some tips of keeping cool this summer.
Find air conditioning.
Avoid strenuous activities.
Watch for heat illness.
Wear light clothing.
Check on family members and neighbors.
Drink plenty of fluids.
Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
Never leave people or pets in a closed car.
Find places in your community that offer a safe place to cool off. Drink lots of fluids and avoid heavy meals. Stay indoors and limit sun exposure. If you happen to stay outside apply sunscreen and a wear a wide-brimmed hat to prevent sunburn. SERVPRO of Hendricks County cares about your safety!
Thunderstorm Readiness in Hendricks County
During the spring and summer months, thunderstorms that produce lightning, thunder, heavy rain, flooding, strong winds, tornadoes, and hail can occur. These storms are extremely dangerous and can appear suddenly with little warning and may only last a few minutes but have the strength and power to cause a great amount of damage.
Before A Thunderstorm
- Check weather forecasts daily, purchase an all-hazard weather radio and have multiple ways to receive weather alerts.
- Plan outdoor events near a secure shelter where people can go in the event of a storm.
- Keep trees trimmed to prevent limbs from falling onto buildings, cars or people.
- If hail or strong winds are expected, park vehicles under a shelter to avoid damage.
- Make sure preparedness kits are portable for easy transport if evacuation is necessary. Preparedness kits should be tailored to household needs.
- Bring pets indoors before a storm moves into the area. Sheds, dog houses, and garages do not provide ample protection from lightning, hail, high winds, and tornadoes.
Your local SERVPRO of Hendricks County is alert and ready for storm damage concerns. Call us today at 317-838-0100
Flooding in Clayton, Indiana
Storm damage can have you feeling overwhelmed by the size of the task, and not knowing where to begin. Call your local SERVPRO of Hendricks County.
Floods can happen with no warning. The two key elements to a flood are rainfall intensity and duration. Certain home improvements can help reduce damage. Valuables and documents can be stored in a safe place on the upstairs level of your home. Clean gutters of debris to help prevent flooding under houses and in the basement. Basement sump pumps are to be tested often throughout the year to ensure that they are in working order.
SERVPRO of Hendricks is here and ready to help with your storm-related questions! Restore your property to "Like it never even happened." Call us at 317-838-0100.
SERVPRO of Hendricks Country
"Faster to any size disaster."
Property Damage can be devastating. How prepared are you for storm damage in your home?
Well, that’s a silly question considering no one is ever quite comfortable in a wet basement. SERVPRO of Hendricks County is known to put those feelings at rest as we restore your property to “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO is understanding and is known to put your home back to originality in no time. With our IICRC professional staff, we know exactly what it is we need to accomplish to get you back to the normal.
Okay back to the wet basement! Water damage in your basement could stem from a leak in the foundation to a sump pump failure. Contents can be soiled in no time and there is a very little time frame from the time of loss that mold or mildew could become present. Here you will find SERVPRO tips on what you can do until help arrives.
SERVPRO of Hendricks County is ready to weather the storm day and night. Call 317-838-0100
24/7 Emergency Services!