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Things to Know…

I may not be an expert, but I’ve seen a lot in the 8 years I’ve worked for Servpro of Newtown & Southern Litchfield County.

Winter is a miserable season. We all know it, even if you like spending a day on the slopes and coming into the lodge for a cup of hot cocoa, or building a snowman with the kids in the yard.

The fun activities of winter are usually overshadowed by enormous amounts of snow, sleet and ice. The past few years has seen hurricanes in October, Blizzards on Halloween, ice dams galore and more snow than I can think about right now. This year is deceptively different…a little El Nino and we have 60 degree weather in February (yes, I wore flip flops). I sit in my office thinking about tips that can help all the readers out!

So here we go…

  1. Make sure you shovel off your roof after a heavy storm. This will help alleviate the chance for ice dams. Of course, proper attic or gable ventilation is important as well. Remember, heat rises.
  2. Make sure you are keeping your heat at a decent temp. No lower than 65. The cold from outside will combat the warmth. Last year, the “keep it at 60” mentality failed as we had below zero weeks, which strained the ability of the heating systems to maintain adequate ability to heat homes.
  3. Be careful heating your houses with alternate methods. Fireplaces and pellet stoves are wonderful alternatives, but can be very dangerous. Make sure your chimney is inspected at least once every 2 years.
  4. If you do have a water damage, please give us a call. Water damages should be mitigated by professionals in the field. Servpro of Newtown and Servpro of Putnam County are IICRC Certified in Water and Fire remediation.
  5. Make sure you turn off the water promptly. This will help save you from any additional secondary damages.
  6. Call your insurance company and notify them of the issue. Most of the time, the damage is a covered loss.
  7. We understand the disaster that can happen with water or fire damage and we are available to assist you throughout the entire process. Why don’t you give us a call!

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The Dreaded Flu :(

Flu season is upon us…as the debate to be vaccinated or not rages on… here are some helpful tips and hints about preventing the spread of germs.

 

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And some tips..

 

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Fire Safety in the Winter

The U.S Fire Administration put out a wonderful PDF on Fire Safety, especially during the winter months.

Check it out here!

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Winter is here…Finally! Protect yourself from Ice Dams

Here is a good article about preventing ice Dams…

The biggest point: Make sure your attic has plenty of ventilation. You want the attic to be close to the same temp as the outside.

 

Ice Dam Cometh: How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Home

Are You Prepared?

 

HURRICANE SEASON HAS BEGUN,
and severe storms will undoubtedly threaten most areas of the United States over the summer and fall months. Though it is never easy to prepare for the unpredictable, now is the time to ensure you and your family are prepared for a natural disaster situation.
A few safety items to consider:

Does each member of your family have emergency contact numbers in case a disaster separates you?

Do you have the recommended items for your disaster supply kit?

Is your family educated on the necessary steps to take should a disaster occur?

 
For additional information, contact Servpro of Newtown & Southern Litchfield County at 800-352-0019. We can provide preparedness resources and tools, including wallet-size emergency contact cards, family communication plans, home content inventory tools and more.

As a U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Preparedness Coalition member, SERVPRO® is committed to promoting preparedness planning and providing community resources to help you and your loved ones prepare for emergency or disaster situations.