Keep Busy With Home Improvement Projects
We are all being challenged by the current situation, with the expectation to quarantine and self-isolate due to the coronavirus. Staying at home for an extended period of time can be difficult. However, there are many home improvement projects that can be undertaken by families to help pass the time productively and avoid cabin fever.
- Freshen up a room with a different paint color and new switch plate covers.
- Organize drawer and closet spaces.
- For a new look, update light fixtures, faucets or cabinet hardware.
- As weather improves, give your yard a boost by planting flowers, shrubs, and trees and pressure washing walkways, siding, and gutters.
- Add molding or shelves to a room or backsplash in the kitchen.
- Upgrade flooring or shampoo rugs.
- Strip and stain cabinets or furniture.
- Clean dryer ducts and replace furnace filters.
It is often hard to set aside extra time for home cleaning, reorganizing and simply making the home better. So even though this time of social-distancing seems stressful, we can definitely make the most of it by spending more time with the family and working on home improvements!
Take Proactive Cleaning Precautions!
As we all know, the CDC is responding to a respiratory disease outbreak caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). This outbreak is prompting a lifestyle change for everyone as we attempt to slow the spread of the virus across the country.
It is believed that the virus is spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. And the World Health Organization recommends basic proactive measures like frequent hand washing, social distancing, and good respiratory hygiene. Although not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
How can SERVPRO of Cincinnati East Help?
Trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards, our professionals offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. While following the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities, we can perform a PROACTIVE CLEANUP that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where there is no known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. There is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, however, our proprietary cleaning agent, SERVPROXIDE, is an EPA-certified, hospital-grade disinfectant that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, etc. While proactive cleaning will not prevent or protect a building from future contamination if an infected person was to enter the building following the cleaning, it may help minimize the spread of germs by disinfecting high-touch areas and surfaces.
Contact us today to take proactive cleaning precautions and schedule your cleaning!
SERVPRO of Cincinnati East 513-575-4113
Join Our March Madness Bracket Challenge!
March is here, and we all know what that means…It is time for MARCH MADNESS! We are adding to the fun and excitement this year by hosting a March Madness Bracket Challenge. We are inviting everyone to join our Bracket Challenge for a chance to win prizes valued up to $200! And prizes will be awarded for our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! Not a basketball fan? That’s okay! You don’t have to be a basketball expert to play! It doesn’t matter what you base your picks on…best records, best uniforms, alma mater…whatever! To enter, simply click the link below, sign in, or create an account, and choose your favorite teams! Be sure to fill out your bracket before the opening games begin on Thursday, March 19th! Good luck!!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER!
Storm Damage? We Are Here to Answer Your Call!
Whether it is a spring or summer storm that causes flooding at your home or frigid cold temperatures in the winter and burst pipes, SERVPRO of Cincinnati East is ready to answer your call for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our technicians are on call 24/7, ready to respond to your restoration needs when you need them.
Storms and frigid temperatures do not wait until it is a convenient time to cause water damage at your property. And we understand that the quicker the response, the lesser the damage and restoration costs. That is why we offer emergency service any time, day or night, and even on holidays. Our crews are experienced in the restoration business and use advanced equipment and technology to get the job done quickly and effectively.
So, if you are in need of restoration service, call SERVPRO of Cincinnati East! We will respond quickly to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
Water Damage Can Lead to Mold Damage
Sometimes water damage or even excess humidity in a property can lead to mold damage as well. The SERVPRO of Cincinnati East technicians are highly trained in water and mold damage restoration. When it comes to mold damage, it’s usually best to let the professionals do the work. But what if you want to attempt to safely clean the moldy areas yourself? What should you wear?
It is important to avoid breathing in mold or mold spores. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers safety guidelines to handling mold in your home. In order to limit exposure to airborne mold, they recommend wearing an N-95 respirator during the cleaning process, which can be found at many hardware stores.
The EPA also suggests wearing long gloves that extend to the middle of the forearm. It is important to avoid touching mold or moldy items with your bare hands.
And finally, goggles that do not have ventilation holes are recommended. It is important to prevent getting mold or mold spores from getting into your eyes.
While some minor surface mold issues can be handled effectively by the homeowner, it is best to have professional help with larger mold infestations. SERVPRO of Cincinnati East has the specialized mold remediation equipment and the highly trained mold remediation technicians necessary to handle any size mold infestation. If you find a mold situation that is too much to handle on your own, contact us today!
A NIGHT OF FUN TO SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE
Join us for a fantastic night of fun while supporting a great cause! Blue Goose-Cincinnati Pond is hosting their 8th Annual Monte Carlo Night on Friday, February 21st from 7:00pm to midnight at Receptions in Loveland, Ohio! The night includes an open bar, appetizer buffet, gambling, raffles and dancing!
Each year, a special cause is chosen, and all proceeds raised at the event go to supporting this cause. This year, Maslow’s Army will be the special guests of honor. Maslow’s Army provides hope to Cincinnati’s less fortunate and homeless population by providing the skills and essential tools needed to become self-sufficient, healthy, and productive members of society.
Please consider joining us to support this cause!
Deadline to RSVP is February 14th, 2020! Don’t miss out! Register today!
CLICK HERE to find out more information and to register!
WINE, CHEESE, and CONTINUING EDUCATION?
On February 13th, 2020 we are hosting a CIB Networking / Continuing Education Event entitled Earth, Wind & Fire -Loss Mitigation, Chocolate, Wine & Cheese Tasting! What makes this continuing education opportunity special? Well, following the CE class, an exclusive wine, cheese, and chocolate networking event will take place!
The event will start with the CE course and will provide participants with a specific explanation of coverage's and loss mitigation techniques associated with fire, wind, mold, and flood losses. It will discuss what is covered, what is excluded, and loss mitigation techniques. Topics covered include, fire, wind, hail, earthquake, flood, mold, and others. This course is approved for 3 credit hours in KY(C17603), OH(35542) and IN(28695).
And after the class, the exclusive wine tasting, cheese and chocolate networking event will take place. This will be a great networking opportunity and there will even be prizes available!
The event will take place on February 13th from 1:00pm - 6:00pm at The Ascent, One Roebling Way in Covington, Kentucky. Don't miss out on the fun...Register today!
CLICK HERE for more information and to REGISTER!!
Steps to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes
As we experience the cold, winter months, the risk for frozen pipes increases. And burst pipes is one of the most common causes of water damage to properties during the winter.
Pipes most at risk for freezing are those located in the unheated interior spaces of a property such as basements, attics, and garages. Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to help keep the pipes warm, the water running, and your property dry!
- If there are water supply lines in the garage, always keep the garage doors closed.
- In order to keep warmer air circulating around the pipes, open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors.
- Let the cold water slowly drip from the faucets.
- If you plan to be away during the cold months, keep the heat on and set the temperature to no lower than 55 degrees F.
- Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces.
Experiencing water damage can be very stressful and, depending on the extent of the damage, also very costly. It is important to be aware of the common causes of water damage and take steps to alleviate the risks as much as possible.
If you find yourself with a water damage situation in your property, SERVPRO of Cincinnati East is always here to help. CLICK HERE to learn more about the steps of the water damage restoration process.
SERVPRO of Cincinnati East to Offer Continuing Education Course on 1/28/20
We are offering a free continuing education insurance credit course entitled, “Ethics.” This course is for 3 credit hours in OHIO / KENTUCKY and will be held at our Cincinnati, Ohio location at 2115 Schappelle Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45240 on January 28th, 2020 from 8:30am to 11:30am with registration beginning at 8:00am. Please note that 100% attendance is required to be eligible to receive the CE credits and that breakfast will be provided!
The premise for this course is that although we may have solid ethical foundations and usually make rational ethical decisions, ethical lapses are likely to come when we are stressed, angry, upset or worried. We will explore what “Ethics” is by participating in group activities that will help with understanding and making ethical decisions.
For more information and reservations, contact Meg O’Brien at 513-614-1047 or email at email@example.com.
Course Number: C10183-KY, 37868-OH
We are Experts in Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
According to the U.S. Fire Administration – Federal Emergency Management Agency, from 2009 to 2011, fire departments responded to about 86,500 nonresidential building fires in the United States. These fires resulted in $2.6 billion in property losses which accounted for 22 percent of the total dollar loss from all fires (residential and nonresidential). Because nonresidential fires include commercial properties, these fires can lead to a significant economic impact on communities due to lost jobs and closed businesses.
Fire damage can be devastating for a business property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, water damage can also occur due to the efforts of firefighters and sprinkler systems. Many times, after suffering a fire loss, businesses are forced to temporarily shut down. And in some instances, the damage is so devastating that the business in unable to recover and closes permanently. Commercial restoration presents different challenges. SERVPRO of Cincinnati East has the training and expertise in both commercial fire and commercial water restoration and understands that every hour spent restoring a business to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. We offer 24 hour emergency service. We respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the project through to completion in order to get the business back up and running as quickly as possible.
So if your business experiences a fire loss emergency, call SERVPRO of Cincinnati East for immediate response. We are a trusted leader in the fire and water restoration industry and we will work tirelessly to get you back to business.