New Evacuation Zones for Chatham County
Chatham County Emergency Management Agency has posted their new evacuation zones for the county.
Be sure to check to check your area so that you are prepared as we begin to enter hurricane season!
For more information, please visit the CEMA website.
SERVPRO restores your contents from fire damage too!
Your home of commercial facility contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Savannah understands the trauma that follows a loss. When fire damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.
Some of our Contents services include:
Inventory – One of the first priorities in fire restoration is to complete an accurate inventory to help ensure you can properly account for all your belongings. Your SERVPRO of Savannah technician can provide a detailed room-by-room inventory of contents, including digital photographs and bar codes for each item, suitable for filing insurance claims forms and relieving you of this often stressful and time consuming process.
Move Outs – When the structure has suffered extensive damage, the cleanup and restoration process may need to be facilitated by relocating the contents for cleaning, deodorization and storage while structural repairs are being completed. A supervised moving crew can carefully pack and move the entire contents of your home or office.
Contents Cleaning – All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO of Savannah technicians begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO of Savannah can provide wet or dry cleaning. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to as near as preloss condition as possible. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and much more.
Call SERVPRO of Savannah today! (912) 234-9690
Heating Hazards - Savannah Fire Safety Tips
The winter season is here. Even though Savannah usually has mild winters, there is still a need for heating homes or businesses at some point during the winter months.
Remember these tips when heating your Savannah home or business:
- Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or a portable space heater. Have a three foot "kid-free" zone around open fires and space heaters.
- Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be completely cooled before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from the home.
- Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
- Always us the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
- Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
- Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer's instructions.
- Test smoke alarms monthly.
Should you suffer fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690! Let us help you make it "Like it never even happened."
Is your Savannah building prepared for the New Year?
Picture of New Years Celebration in Savannah, GA.
Each new year brings the opportunity for new beginnings! Make 2017 a year to remember and resolve to be READY! SERVPRO of Savannah wants to help ensure you enjoy a safe and happy new year by helping you be prepared for anything the year may have in store.
Did you know, up to 50 percent of businesses that suffer a disaster may never reopen? Of the businesses that do survive a disaster, the overwhelming majority had an emergency preparedness plan in place.
Your local SERVPRO of Savannah Franchise Professionals can help you build an emergency preparedness plan for your property. The best part is, this is an absolutely free service...No strings attached!
Call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690 and ask to speak with the marketing representative, Amanda Neidlinger.
Let Amanda help you make a resolution that will help protect you and your business so that you can be "Ready for whatever happens" in the new year!
SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month
Kevin with the Golden Air Mover Award
Kevin Horton is our Employee of the Month. Kevin definitely deserves recognition for all of his hard work!
Kevin is a Warehouse Assistant at SERVPRO of Savannah. Kevin has been with SERVPRO for 10 months and has quickly become a valuable member of our team. He is vital in helping maintain the warehouse. Kevin is responsible for checking in, cleaning, and shelving equipment. He previously worked for 17 years in the Car Dealership industry, specializing in vehicle detailing, and keeps our fleet in mint condition.
Kevin’s favorite thing about SERVPRO of Savannah is when he joins crews on the job-sites. Kevin works incredibly hard and plays just as hard as evidenced by his many medals earned while competing in the Special Olympics in Bowling, Tennis and Basketball.
Congratulations to Kevin!
Christmas Safety in Savannah
Water your tree!
Christmas tree fires are very dangerous. Per the U.S. Fire Administration, on average, one of every 31 reported home Christmas tree fires results in death. This compared to an average of one death per 144 total reported home fires. Christmas trees too close to a heat source account for one in every four fires.
Below are just a few important tips for fire safety during the Holiday season:
- Water your Christmas tree.
- Keep decorations away from heat sources.
- Inspect decoration electrical cords and follow the manufacturer's instruction.
- Always unplug your tree and lighted decorations prior to leaving or going to bed.
- Never use lit candles to decorate a tree.
- Make sure your tree stand is sturdy and your tree is fitted in the stand properly.
If you or someone you know has experienced a fire, SERVPRO of Savannah is here to help. Call 912-234-9690.
*Source: U.S. Fire Administration
Turkey Fryer Fire Safety Tips for Savannah
Five dangers of deep frying a turkey:
1.Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
2.An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and a partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot.
3.Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
4.Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
5.The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles can get dangerously hot.
For additional information and safety tips, be sure to visit: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/
If you or someone you know has experienced a fire, call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690.
SERVPRO Professionals are recognized as leaders at helping property owners quickly recover from fire and water damage. They also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste.
If you ever encounter an act of vandalism to your home or building, here are some tips on what to do until SERVPRO arrives:
- Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
- Blot freshly spilled food from carpets and fabrics with a dampened cloth or sponge (but don’t overwet). Scrape and blot (don’t rub: it may damage fibers).
- Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery
- Save containers, which reveal the composition of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.
- Record all damage and photograph when possible.
- Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
- Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
- Discard wood chips, broken pieces from furniture, porcelain or other art objects.
Biohazard & Crime Scene Cleanup
Whether it is an act of vandalism or a full on crime scene, SERVPRO Technicians are trained to cleanup and restore messes of all degrees:
SERVPO Professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO Technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the scene.
Crime Scene Residues
From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO Professionals can clean and restore your property and contents.
Arson and Vandalism
SERVPRO Professionals are recognized as leaders at helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. Your professional also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste.
Sewage backups and black water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO Professionals remove the sewage, contaminants and moisture, disinfecting and deodorizing as they clean.
You don’t want to sit in a house contaminated with anything listed above, so make sure you call SERVPRO of Savannah at (912) 234-9690!
Keep Your Home/Building Safe During Thanksgiving
Each November, families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving by preparing a delicious feast, but if you don't practice safe cooking habits, your holiday could become hazardous very quickly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. It's important to be alert to prevent cooking fires. Here are some tips for safe cooking:
- Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don't use the stove or stovetop.
- Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling or broiling food.
- If you are simmering, baking or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while the food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
- Keep anything that can catch fire - oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains - away from the stovetop.
Did you know? Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fired, with three times the average number!