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Home Safety Beyond Emergencies: SERVPRO of North Bethesda's Guide to Year-Round Protection

3/21/2024 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of North Bethesda, we're known for our expertise in disaster recovery and restoration. However, our commitment to your home's well-being extends beyond emergencies. In this blog post, we'll share tips and strategies for year-round protection to keep your home safe and secure.

Seasonal Maintenance: A Must-Do:

Fact: Each season brings its own challenges, from harsh winter weather to scorching summer heat. By staying ahead of the game with seasonal maintenance, you can prevent costly damage and ensure your home is ready for whatever Mother Nature throws its way.
Tip: Create a seasonal maintenance checklist that includes tasks like cleaning gutters, inspecting your roof, and servicing your HVAC system. By tackling these tasks at the appropriate times, you'll stay one step ahead of potential problems.

Invest in Prevention:

Fact: While emergencies can strike unexpectedly, many disasters can be prevented with the right precautions in place. Investing in prevention measures can save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
Tip: Consider installing smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home, as well as fire extinguishers in key areas. Additionally, investing in impact-resistant windows and doors can help protect your home from severe weather events.

Emergency Preparedness: Have a Plan:

Fact: When disaster strikes, having a solid emergency preparedness plan in place can make all the difference. Knowing what to do and who to call can help you act quickly and decisively, minimizing damage and ensuring your family's safety.
Tip: Create an emergency preparedness kit that includes essentials like water, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries, and first aid supplies. Make sure everyone in your household knows where to find the kit and what to do in case of an emergency.

Healthy Home, Happy Home:

Fact: A healthy home is a happy home. Simple steps like maintaining proper ventilation, reducing indoor air pollutants, and controlling moisture levels can improve indoor air quality and promote a healthier living environment.
Tip: Regularly clean and dust your home, vacuum carpets and upholstery, and use exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms to reduce moisture buildup. Consider investing in air purifiers to remove allergens and pollutants from the air.

At SERVPRO of North Bethesda, we're dedicated to helping you protect your home and loved ones year-round. By following these tips and staying proactive about home safety, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home is well-protected, come rain or shine.

A Rainy, icy, windy, yucky Thanksgiving forecast

11/26/2013 (Permalink)

(CNN) -- The nasty weather tantrum that has already left a mess on its march from California through Texas and soaked the South is now expected to ice up roads in the Northeast.

So if your spouse is mad that you put off making Thanksgiving travel plans, you can respond that you may have actually done your family a favor.

The whole family may be glad you stayed at home, as a wintry storm threatens to upend the best-laid plans.

"All of these interstates, all of these roads across Pennsylvania -- the Thruway, the Turnpike, 80, 90, 66 -- they all will have ice and snow," CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.

If you're driving ...

Snowmageddon won't hit any of the major cities. And it may only rain on the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

But west of the Big Apple, and around Philadelphia and Boston, the wicked weather will pile snow onto roadways, just as far-flung relatives are zipping in to town.

AAA projects that 38.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday.

Drive carefully.

The storm has already left more than 100 wrecks and claimed at least 12 lives.

If you're flying ...

With an estimated 3.14 million Americans taking to the skies this week to eat turkey with loved ones, planes will be as stuffed as bellies.

Passengers on nearly 500 flights out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport had to find alternate routes when the storm iced the area over the weekend.

The outlook, however, was positively rosy early Tuesday morning. None of the major airlines had cancellations planned.

"We decided to leave early, and we're just going to keep our fingers crossed," said Beth Hundley, who was taking a flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Des Moines, Iowa.

But the snowy weather has yet to hit its target. It should finish icing up New England by Friday.

"The issue they run into is if you cancel one flight, there may not be capacity on the later flights to accommodate all the displaced passengers," said Daniel Baker, who runs flight tracking website

The weather may put a further dent in the trip home, as winds rev up to 40 miles per hour as the holiday wraps up, Myers said.

It could make flying harder and cause some of you to miss work Monday.

And then you'll have to deal with an angry boss.