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Winter Weather Quickly Approaching Long Beach/Oceanside!

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

General Winter Weather Quickly Approaching Long Beach/Oceanside! Winter Weather Quickly Approaching Long Beach/Oceanside!

As many of us native New Yorkers know, NY winters can often bring extreme cold, ice, sleet, heavy snow and freezing rain. It is extremely important to be prepared for these upcoming winter months!

Here are some tips from NYC Emergency Management on how to prepare for upcoming winter weather:
(https://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/ready/winter-weather-prep.page)

  • Install storm shutters on doors and windows; clean out gutters; repair any roof leaks
  • Insulate walls and attic. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows. Install storm windows, or cover windows with plastic from the inside.
  • Have safe emergency heating equipment available. For residences with functioning fireplaces, keep an ample supply of wood. Utilize portable electric space heaters. Keep a fire extinguisher in hand.
  • Install and check batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Make sure you have sufficient heating fuel; you may have difficulty obtaining fuel in the immediate aftermath of a bad storm.
  • Service snow removal equipment, and have rock salt on hand to melt ice on walkways.
  • Let Faucets drip a little to help prevent freezing pipes
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Make a household disaster plan- Make sure all members of your household are familiar with how to contact one another in an emergency.
  • You should ALWAYS have an emergency supply kit & should be fully stocked to allow you to sustain yourself in the case you lose power.

If your home has been affected by water or fire during these winter months contact SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside and we will be onsite immediately to re-mediate any damages!

FEMA Emergency Supply Checklist

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

General FEMA Emergency Supply Checklist A toilet inside a classroom accidentally left running overnight floods out multiple rooms and the connecting hallway.

At SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside we like to make sure our customers are ready for any emergency situation they run into. Lately there have been many natural disasters such as the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. In case of an emergency here is the checklist FEMA suggests you keep handy in case of one of these catastrophic events;

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Local maps
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • First aid kit
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Complete change of clothing including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
  • Cash or traveler’s checks and change
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from ready.gov
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climates
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Paper and pencil

SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside Offers Free Service to Business Owners

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside Offers Free Service to Business Owners An ERP is the best way to save your company money in case of emergency!

It is said that after a disaster more than 50% of business’ close down. That disaster can be anything from a fire/flood to natural disasters. It is important in case of one of these emergencies to have a protection plan in place to keep down time for your business as low as possible.

The service SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside provides to local business owners is an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). An ERP is meant to help minimize an interruption to your business such as flood/fire by having a clear and concise immediate action plan. The immediate action plan has the ability to save you money by setting up who to call and what to do in case of an emergency. By signing up for an ERP, fire and water damage are decreased due to starting mitigation sooner before more water/fire damage occurs.

If you’re ready to sign up for your business give SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside a call @ 516-536-1801