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Frequent Mold questions and answers

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Community Frequent Mold questions and answers Black mold in the basement, needed to be cleaned

Mold Questions and Answers:

Q: Do I have to clean everything in my house or just the major things like clothing and furniture?

A:You should clean everything to ensure its all gone and will not comeback specifically the places that had the most mold 

Q: Which places have the highest rates of mold exposure?

A: Saunas, showers, greenhouses, homes that have a water intrusion issue and etc. 

Q: How do I get rid of mold in my home/business?

A: Some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. You must fix the water problem completely otherwise the mold will grow back 

Mold can happen anywhere and happens to us all. Here at SERVPRO of Babylon/ Deer Park we can help in all 911 emergencies when it comes to Fire and Water restoration. Please give us a call at 631-661-3802. We are here to help like it never even happened. 

Christmas tree safety tips

12/12/2016 (Permalink)

Can you imagine cozy December days being the same without a Christmas tree? There's magic inherent in these holiday conifers — the twinkling lights, the ceremonious decoration, the beloved tradition. I mean, 'cmon, there are entire carols devoted to the Christmas tree. The prominence of this tradition, however, is precisely why there is such a need for safety tips for Christmas trees.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Christmas trees were the first item ignited in an average 210 reported home fires annually between 2009 and 2013. Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree. Thy leaves are so . . . flammable?

The statistics certainly merit attention. The estimated annual property damage caused by Christmas tree fires comes in at a daunting 13 million dollars, cites The Christmas Tree Association. And then there are also the findings from the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), which report that, of the 210 Christmas tree related fires each year, seven on average result in civilian deaths and 19 in civilian fire injuries. That's one in every 31 reported Christmas tree fires resulting in death,compared to an average of one death per 144 in total reported home fires.

Clearly, these grim statistics are a fire cry from visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads. The silver lining here is that awareness leads to action, and action leads to prevention. You can keep your Christmas tree tradition and keep your family safe, too, by following these simple safety tips.