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SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati Proudly Supports First Responders

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

We are thrilled to participate in honoring America’s First Responders for their service and sacrifice with the new SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. This college football bowl game will be played on December 26, 2018 at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30pm and will be televised by ESPN. The purpose of this bowl game is to celebrate our friends, family, and fellow citizens who serve as first responders protecting and keeping peace in our communities. By working together, thousands of free tickets are provided to first responders and their families so that they can attend the game. The goal for this year is to distribute over 10,000 complimentary tickets. Along with the corporate sponsors, there is an opportunity to Sponsor a Responder to help provide these tickets. For just $15, a ticket can be purchased to sponsor a first responder to attend the 2018 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl with their family free of charge. CLICK HERE for tickets and information about Sponsoring a Responder.

Use Caution if Deep-Frying Turkey

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

This time of year, many are looking for different ways to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey and some consider deep-frying. A deep-fried turkey can be delicious – very flavorful and juicy. However, this cooking process can present fire and safety concerns. State Farm Insurance highlights some very helpful safety tips and precautions to protect against fire and injury.

  1. Keep outdoor deep-fryers off decks, out of garages, and a safe distance from trees and buildings.
  2. Make sure the turkey is thawed and dry before cooking. Water and oil don’t mix!
  3. Place the fryer on a level surface and avoid moving it once in use.
  4. Follow the instructions to avoid overfilling with oil.
  5. Smaller turkeys are recommended. Turkeys over 12 pounds are not recommended for deep-frying.
  6. Never leave fryer unattended.
  7. Turn the burner off before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  8. Skip the stuffing if deep-frying.
  9. Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  10. Once finished, remove the pot from the burner; place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.

More helpful tips can be found on the State Farm website. SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Keep in mind that in the unfortunate event of fire or smoke damage, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays) for emergency service.

SERVPRO OF NORTHWEST CINCINNATI TO OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

On Wednesday, November 14th, we are hosting a SERVPRO continuing education insurance credit course entitled, “Restorative Drying for Water Damage.” This course is designed for insurance agents, adjusters and real estate professionals to improve their knowledge of emergency mitigation. Ron Morehead will be the instructor and those in attendance will learn more about the water restoration process and how to better service customers. This course is approved for 2 credit hours in both Kentucky and Ohio.

The course will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at our Covington, Kentucky location at 1001 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky, 41011 from 8:30am to 10:30am. Registration will begin promptly at 8:00am and breakfast and snacks will be provided to those in attendance.

If interested in attending or learning more about this opportunity, contact Megan O’Brien for more information and to register. Phone: (513) 614-1047 Email: mobrien@hartkes.com

Happy Halloween from SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

We just want to wish all of our valued customers, coworkers, and friends a very happy and safe Halloween! Be cautious and practice safety tips so that a fun night isn’t spoiled by an accident or mishap! Make sure the kids wear reflective tape or stickers and always cross the street in a crosswalk. Makeup and face paint is always safer than masks and carrying flashlights is also a good idea. Make sure costumes are flame-resistant or flame-retardant and keep decorations away from open flames. A battery operated light inside the jack-o-lantern is also a much safer option than a real candle. Be sure to inspect the kids’ candy and throw away anything that is not sealed, homemade, or looks suspicious. And if you must be out driving during trick or treating hours, use extra caution. Drive slower than normal, keeping an eye out for kids darting between cars and into the road. Halloween can be a great time with the kids, dressing up, making decorations and trick-or-treating. Be safe and enjoy the night!

SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati

Does Your Dryer Vent Need Cleaning?

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires start each year by the clothes dryer. When lint and debris build up in the dryer vent, a common fire hazard is created.

Signs That the Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning

According to ABC news, there are many signs that it is time to clean the dryer vent. Several of these signs include:

  • Clothing does not dry completely after normal drying cycle.
  • A musty odor is present in the clothing following the drying cycle.
  • Clothing seems unusually hot to the touch after a complete drying cycle.
  • Debris is present within the outside dryer vent opening.
  • Large amounts of lint accumulate in the lint trap of the dryer.

Reduce the risk of a dryer vent fire by watching for these signs and regularly maintaining the dryer vent. Not only will the risk for a dryer vent fire be reduced, clothes will dry faster and smell better!

And remember, SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati is always here to help after fire damage!

Opportunity for Continuing Education Credits

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

We are hosting a Greater Cincinnati Insurance Board continuing education insurance credit course entitled, “Understanding the Legal Process-Rules of Evidence w/ Tom Ryan, AIC.” This seminar will give an overview of the basic rules of evidence as they are used in the claims handling process. Those in attendance will learn information to help their policyholders understand the investigations required in settling claims. Topics will include claims litigation, the legal system, techniques in processing a claim, basic laws of evidence, and how this evidence is used to protect the client.

This course is for OHIO and KENTUCKY credits and will be held at our Forest Park, Ohio location at 2115 Schappelle Lane, Forest Park, Ohio, 45240 on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register!

SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati Enjoys Giving Back to the Community

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati is a locally owned and operated business and our staff values any opportunity to give back to our community. Our employees have graciously given their time serving meals to the hungry, packaging items to help flood and storm victims, participating in 5K walks, collecting donations for homeless shelters, and organizing food and toy drives for the less fortunate. Our tents have been spotted at local golf outings supporting organizations like The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati and The Blue Goose Foundation. We have also enjoyed working with our local fire departments at fun events to help bring fire safety awareness to residents of the community. And children in our area have enjoyed the opportunity to explore our Disaster Recovery vehicles at local Touch-A-Truck events. When it comes to local events and helping those in need, our philosophy is that we live and work here too and we always take pleasure in supporting our neighbors!

An Emergency Ready Profile Can Help Protect Your Business

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Studies show that after experiencing a disaster like a fire, tornado, or flood, many businesses never reopen or if they do survive, will shut down within 2 years following the disaster. As a business owner or manager, pre-planning ensures that emergency resources are available to you when you need them. This is why it is essential to have an emergency response plan and partner in place. Our professionals at SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati can help you put an emergency plan in place that will help protect your business from disaster.

With the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan, SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati becomes an important part of your disaster response plan by meeting with building administrators to collect site-specific information to ensure readiness should disaster strike. This information includes building layout, electrical, equipment and water protocols, etc.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile!

SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati Professionals are Experts in Commercial Restoration

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

The appearance of a commercial property plays a big role in the success or failure of the business. That is why it is so important for business owners to choose wisely when they are looking for a restoration or professional cleaning company to provide service for their commercial property.

Our professional staff at SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati has the training and expertise to handle commercial restoration or cleaning projects of any kind and size. We have experience working with facilities in industries such as retail, education, healthcare, food service, and property management. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get your business back to business! We understand that it is important to limit the disruptions to your everyday business operations as much as possible and will respond quickly to complete the job. We have extensive training in commercial restoration services that include water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, odor removal, and professional cleaning. You can depend on us to get the job done correctly and promptly and get your property back to looking its very best!

CLICK HERE to learn more about our Commercial Services.

Flash Floods and Areas Most At Risk

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Flash floods are usually caused by excessive rainfall that occurs in a short period of time. They are dangerous because they are powerful, speedy and unpredictable. They can happen with little or no warning at all.

Densely populated areas are at a high risk for flash floods. Buildings, roads and parking lots in the area reduce the amount of rain absorbed by the ground. Sometimes streams that run through cities are routed into storm drains. These drains can become overwhelmed and flash flooding can result.

Areas near rivers are also at risk for flash flooding. If levees along rivers fail, flash flooding can result. In 2005, New Orleans experienced devastating floods during Hurricane Katrina due to the failure of the levees.

Dam failures and rapid runoff from mountains and steep hills can also cause flash flooding. When water is falling faster than the ground can absorb it, a dangerous, flooding condition can result.

No area is really immune to flash flooding. During storms it is important to pay attention to weather watches and warnings and take the necessary precautions. Always listen to forecasters and be prepared with a plan in place just in case a flash flooding situation arises!

And remember, SERVPRO of Northwest Cincinnati is always available for emergency service if you are affected by water or storm damage!

513-541-3200