Extreme Heat Safety Tips to Prepare Your Home
The Summer of 2018 has been an extremely warm one. There are things you can do to keep the heat out and the cool in, in your home.
- Install window air conditioners snugly: insulate if necessary.
- Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation.
- Install temporary window reflectors (for use between windows and drapes), such as aluminum foil covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
- Weather-strip doors and sills to keep cool are in.
- Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon with drapes, shades, awning, or louvers. (Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80%.)
- Keep storm windows up all year.
Extreme heat is a serious danger. For more information on preparation and prevention, visit ready.gov or cdc.gov.
"Stay safe and be cool!" from SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen.
National CPR/AED Awarness Week
SERVPRO of Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen would like to remind you that June 1- June 7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. The resolution was created by the American Heart Association, along with the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council and was passed by congress in 2007.
Every second counts in cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest claims thousands of lives every year. Knowing when and how to perform CPR and use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) can make the difference between life and death for someone suffering from cardiac arrest. The Red Cross recommends that households, businesses and schools receive training in CPR and use of an AED. This training can give them the knowledge and confidence to respond during an emergency situation with the skills that can save a life. Check with your town or the American Red Cross today to sign up for a course.
National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month is recognized during the month of September and is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. In order to be prepared, the first things to do would be to make an Emergency Plan and an Emergency Kit.
• Make a Plan. Work with you family and neighbors to make an emergency plan for the types of disasters that affect your area. Make sure everyone in your family understands where to go and what to do in case of an emergency. You can download Family Emergency Plan templates at www.ready.gov/make-a-plan. Business owners can go to https://ready.SERVPRO.com/ to downlod the SERVPRO Ready App and create a business emergency ready plan.
• Update Contact Information. Having accurate records for family, friends and neighbors will help you stay in contact and possibly help those in need. Make sure updated contact information is posted in visible places throughout your house and workplace. • Check Your Policy. Review your insurance policy annually and make any necessary changes – renters, too! When a disaster strikes, you want to know that your coverage will get you back on your feet.
• Make a Ready List. You may not need all of the items in ready-made preparedness kits. Choose the essentials that fit your needs and budget. Don’t forget to keep supplies at work and in your car. Sample Ready Lists can be found at www.ready.gov/document/familysupply-list
These are just a few tips to begin being prepared. Start now..you can never be too prepared!
Open House / Anniversary Celebration
Recently our franchise reached a milestone of 10 years of serving our local community. We celebrated that milestone on May 5th, 2016 with an Open House at our warehouse facility. We wanted to share our success and show our appreciation to the local community and those who have helped us get here today. It is an honor and privilege to serve the residents and businesses in our community in their time of need. Thank you from SERVPRO of Joliet/Lockport/Lemont/Homer Glen!
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