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How to prepare your WEST COAST HOME for WINTER!
One really good tip for homeowners during the winter months is to remove all outdoor hoses and drain the pipes to prevent any ruptures
A few helpful tips to prevent any Water or Fire damage:
Yard Preparation - Remove all outdoor hoses and drain the pipes to prevent any ruptures from freezing and potential backups into the house. If you have an in ground sprinkler system drain it all well. This can be done using a siphon technique or more simply by using an air compressor.
Inspect Your Window and Doors - There is nothing worse than having a cool draft flowing through your home in the winter. Visually inspect the interior and exterior of all your windows and doors for any gaps in the seals. These can be fixed by using caulking and weather striping as well as draft stopper that fit on interior doors; a rolled towel is also great hack that works for this too.
Attic/Crawl Space - You should check for any small animals making a home in the attic or crawl space (ie. raccoons, squirrels etc.) Check that the ventilation is properly fitted to allow air flow and nothing else. Check that there is adequate insulation and that it is spread evenly.
Clean Your Eavestroughs - Clean the leaves and debris from your gutters to prevent water back up. All downspouts should be cleared and pointed away from the buildings foundation so that water doesn’t pool. Water in the eavestroughs can cause problem when the weather reaches freezing. It can damage your soffit and fascia as well as create a dangerous falling hazard for ice.
Chimney Maintenance - If you have a chimney that is used regularly it is important to have it serviced. Inspect the exterior smoke stack for any damage, like cracks in the mortar and loose bricks and have they repaired accordingly. It is also a good idea to have the chimney sweep to remove and soot that may cause a fire risk. If the chimney is out of use then make sure the damper is closed or you use a chimney balloon to block unwanted heat escape.
Do you have an Odor Problem? SERVPRO Langley can help!
SERVPRO of Langley technician taking care of a decomposing odor for one of Surrey clients.
What is an odor?
Odors are gases which emanate from a source into the air, where they can smell pleasant or unpleasant.
Where do odors come from?
Odors can be released from a variety of sources: New building materials, decomposing organic matter, incomplete combustion, etc. The first steps are specialists have to determine is the sources identification and location.
Four Principles of Odor Control
1. Remove as much of the odor source as possible.
2. Clean the contaminated area
3. Penetration (of odor counteractant) into all surfaces and spaces.
4. Sealing (Sealers lock in or prevent the further release of the unpleasant odor.
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Langley Home
We are an IICRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO of Langley is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Langley
SERVPRO of Langley specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
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Surrey Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!
SERVPRO of Langley provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Surrey. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
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- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
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Whether your Surrey home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mould Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Cleaning Services
- Building/Reconstruction Services
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Surrey commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPROlangley.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
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New Revolution LGR Dehumidifier
Revolution LGR Dehumidifier
SERVPRO of Langley is proud to add the new Revolution LGR Dehumidifier to it's equipment lineup. The Revolution packs state-of-the-art LGR technology into the most compact design ever achieved for the restorative drying industry. Pictured in the photo is the new Revo on the left next to a standard sized evolution LGR Dehumidifier.