Understanding Water Types in Grand Traverse Area
Do you know what type of water this is?
When your home or business suffers a water damage, understanding what type of water you are dealing with is critical to ensuring proper cleanup. There are three types of water. Clean water is water from a broken pipe, or other water source; rainwater is also considered clean. The term gray water is used to classify slightly contaminated water. Clean water becomes gray water when it is left untreated allowing bacteria and other contaminates to begin growing, make the water hazardous. Black water is highly contaminated and filled with fungi, bacteria, chemicals and more. Black water is typically caused by sewage damage, flooding or any type of natural disaster. Black water should always be handled by trained professions. When you have a water damage, don't leave your property to chance. Call SERVPRO of Grand Traverse Area to handle the cleanup.
Fire Prevention Month in Grand Traverse Area
Have you checked your smoke alarm batteries recently?!
October is Fire Prevention Month, and a perfect time to examine emergency preparedness plans for your home an business. The 2016 theme for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is "Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years." According to the NFPA in 2014 fires caused 2,745 deaths, 11,825 injuries and $6.8 billion in property damage. Roughly half of home fire deaths occur in fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Smoke alarms save lives! In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half! When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead. Check your smoke alarms today to ensure your safety!
Grilling Safety Tips for Grand Traverse
Grilling in Traverse City!
There is nothing like firing up the grill during the summer months! A backyard barbecue can become dangerous quickly if the proper safety precautions aren't considered. SERVPRO of Grand Traverse Area want you to have an enjoyable and safe summer. Consider the following tips to ensure your summer celebrations are disaster-free!
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
- The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
- Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
- When using a charcoal grill, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.
- Never leave your grill unattended.
Bay Area Insurance Agents Association Golf Outing
Looking forward to the Bay Area Insurance Agents Association Golf Outing tomorrow afternoon at the Grand Traverse Resort. The weather looks to be beautiful and looking forward to a great day on the course. Stop by our hole and say "Hi" to Kristie our Sales and Marketing Rep. She'll have some snacks and water for all!