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Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

October is Fire Prevention Month - a perfect time to examine emergency preparedness for your home or business, including a fire escape plan.  Do you have a fire escape plan?  Have you changed your smoke alarm batteries within the last year?  

SERVPRO of North Anchorage provides our customers with an ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) to have at your fingertips when emergency strikes.  SERVPRO of North Anchorage prides itself on helping our customers be prepared BEFORE disaster strikes.  

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) designates a week each October to focus on fire prevention awareness, which is the perfect time for you to contact us to set up a time for an ERP.  "Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere."  This theme hopes to create awareness in the steps necessary to reduce the chance of a fire and how to react in the event a fire does happen.  The NFPA states the following:  

“LOOK” for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

“LISTEN” for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.

“LEARN” two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

Stay safe and prepare now to help ensure you are ready for any disaster.  SERVPRO of North Anchorage is ready to help you prepare for a disaster, just as much as we are there to help you through a disaster!

Generator Safety

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

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If you have a generator on hand for power outages during severe weather storms, follow the safety tips below from the American Red Cross:

Never use a generator, grill or camp stove, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawl space, or any partially enclosed area.

To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet conditions. Do not touch the generator with wet hands.

Opening doors or windows and using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in the home. Although CO can’t be seen or smelled, it can rapidly lead to full incapacitation and death.

Even if you cannot smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO. If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air immediately.

Install CO alarms in central locations on every level of your home or property and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.

If your home or business suffers from any type of storm damage, call SERVPRO of North Anchorage, 907-688-3001 and we will send a professional out to assist with getting your property back to its original state as soon as possible.

Making Mold Damage a Priority

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

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After a large freeze, First Tennessee Bank in Johnson City, TN had a water pipe burst which if not dried properly, can lead to a significant amount of mold growth.  Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was called in to provide demolition and drying services, and to prepare the affected 40,000 square foot area for renovation.   

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was able to complete the demolition and drying services in a timely manner so that this facility was not disrupted for any longer than needed.

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.

Roof Damage = Water Damage

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

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Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage, Extreme Response Team was called to perform emergency services after a severe wind storm.  The Econo Lodge in Lincoln City, OR property is 41,000 square feet and suffered significant water damage throughout. The hotel's roof was damaged and allowed water to flood several areas of the hotel.  Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team responded to perform demolition, complete dry-out and preparation for repairs.

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage, Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.

The Behavior of Smoke

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

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The damage to your property following a fire can often be complicated due to the unique behavior of smoke.  There are two different types of smoke-wet & dry.  As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire.  

SERVPRO of North Anchorage professionals are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns.  Knowing this information is vital to proper restoration.  Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of North Anchorage professionals will survey the loss to determine the extent of impact from fire, smoke, heat, and moisture on the building materials and contents.  The soot will then be tested to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.  Pretesting determines the proper cleaning method and allows SERVPRO of North Anchorage professionals to focus on saving your precious items.

Water and Storm Damage Can Lead to Mold

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

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After a heavy storm and a significant amount of mold growth, our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was called in for mitigation that was needed in the 60,000 square foot building at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team removed and disposed of all contaminated material and completed a heavy cleaning.

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was able to complete the mitigation and subsequent work in a timely manner so that this facility was not disrupted for any longer than needed.

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.

Fire, Smoke and Water Damage ~ Albany, Oregon

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

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An exhaust fan in a basement bathroom resulted in heavy smoke damage throughout the 1910 church building.  Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was brought in immediately to perform extensive cleaning, content manipulation and reconstruction of the 90,000 square foot building.  Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was able to meet a deadline to open the church school within a time frame that didn't disrupt classes for any longer than needed.

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage  Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.

Frozen Pipes...Texas Here We Come

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

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Hornedo Middle School in El Paso, Texas suffered water damage due to frozen pipes. Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was contacted to provide drying services and to prepare the affected 60,000 square foot area for renovation. Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was successful in restoring the school within the required time frame so that classes could resume as quickly as possible.

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.

Storm Waters = Mold

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

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Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was brought in to perform mitigation services following a severe storm causing water and mold damage throughout the 24,000 square foot elementary school.  Full extraction, dry out, and odor removal was required at Lincoln Elementary School in Minot, North Dakota.  Our Extreme Response Team was able to complete the mitigation and subsequent work in a timely manner so that this school was not disrupted for any longer than needed.

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.

Fire and Smoke

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

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Due to heavy fire and smoke damage, our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team was called out to Amy's Kitchen in Pocatello, Idaho to mitigate this 75,000 square foot manufacturing facility and get the factory back up and operating immediately. 

Our Extreme Response Team was able to mitigate this loss, and/or dry out all affected materials for subsequent repairs in order to get the business operating back to normal standards as quickly as possible.

Our SERVPRO of North Anchorage Extreme Response Team is ready to help anywhere in the United States at any given moment.  Our team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trailers are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures ASAP.