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It’s Pet Preparedness Month!
All different types of pets from dogs, cats, guinea pigs and more.
As pet parents, we understand the importance of keeping our furry friends safe and protected, especially during unexpected emergencies or disasters. Whether it's a natural calamity like a hurricane or a personal crisis such as a medical emergency, being prepared can make all the difference for our beloved pets. That's why dedicating a whole month to pet preparedness is crucial, as it reminds us to take proactive steps to ensure the well-being of our four-legged family members.
Preparing an emergency kit for your pet is another vital aspect of pet preparedness. This kit should include at least a week's supply of food and water, medications, a pet first-aid kit, and any necessary medical supplies. Don't forget to pack familiar items like toys, blankets, and comfort objects to help reduce stress during a crisis. It's also wise to have an extra leash, collar, and sturdy carrier or crate readily available. Remember, during an emergency, your pet may need to be transported quickly and safely, so having these items on hand is crucial.
Pet preparedness goes beyond the physical necessities; it also involves planning for temporary accommodations. Research pet-friendly hotels, shelters, or boarding facilities in your area that would welcome your furry friend in case you need to evacuate. Contact these places in advance to understand their policies, requirements, and availability. Additionally, reach out to friends or family members who may be able to offer a safe place for your pet if the need arises. Establishing these connections and options ahead of time can bring you peace of mind during stressful situations.
Review and Update:
During Pet Preparedness Month, it's a great time to review and update your pet's emergency plan. Start by ensuring your pet's identification is up to date, including tags with your current contact information and a microchip registration. In case your pet gets lost during a chaotic situation, these measures greatly increase the chances of your pet being identified and returned to you if they are lost. Additionally, gather your pet's essential documents, such as vaccination records, medical history, and proof of ownership, and keep them in a waterproof and easily accessible place.
While we hope to never face an emergency or disaster, being prepared is the best way to safeguard our pets. Pet Preparedness Month serves as a reminder to prioritize their safety and well-being. By taking the time to update identification, create an emergency kit, and plan for temporary accommodations, we can ensure that our furry companions will have the best chance of staying protected and cared for, no matter the circumstances. In the case of an emergency while you are protecting your animals, family, and yourself, let SERVPRO help protect your home. SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to help with your water damage and prevent any further damage from occurring. Call us at 904-290-4040 for 24/7 emergency services and a free estimate.
What Happens When Water Damage is left Untreated in Clay County?
When a property suffers from water damage, it can be a stressful and emotional process leading many homeowners do not know what steps to take to properly remediate the situation. However, when water damage is left untreated after the initial water loss, or ongoing leak, it can lead to additional problems like:
- Mold Growth- Mold thrives in moist environments and can begin to grow in as little as 24-48 hours.
- Structural Damage- When water damage sits, that damage can weaken the structure of the property and can lead to cracks in walls, ceilings, and floors.
- Electrical Problems- If water gets into electrical outlets and power sources, it can damage electrical wiring and lead to fires.
- Additional water and moisture damage- Water damage that has been sitting can cause furniture, carpets, and other belongings that may not have been directly affected, to become damaged
- Unpleasant Odor- This could be in the form of a wet musty smell that could indicate mold is growing from the excess moisture that has been sitting.
If you have water damage in your home or business, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse the damage will become and the more expensive and time-consuming it will be to repair. When you call a professional restoration company like SERVPRO, our team will respond to your emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and assess all damages, recommend the best course of action for repair, and start the needed drying.
SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to help with your water damage and prevent any further damage from occurring. Call us at 904-290-4040 for emergency services, our team will be onsite within 60-90 minutes, or to speak with one of our helpful team members to schedule a free estimate where a project manager will walk the property and put together a plan of action for you.
The New Normal
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Back to normal? What is considered normal now?
New normal: The current state of being after a dramatic change has transpired. It is what replaces the expected, usual, typical state after an event occurs.
With restaurants and retail spaces re-opening to quarter capacity (with some exceptions), it is important to continuously practice CDC and EPA guidelines and recommendations regarding social distancing. Continue to cover your coughs and sneezes, continue to wear a face mask, stay at least 6 feet away from other individuals and practice good hygiene. It's also recommended to continue practicing frequent housekeeping; cleaning and disinfecting commonly-touched areas such as tables, doorknobs, light-switches, handles, keyboards, faucets, counter tops, phones, etc. Visit the CDC website for information on how to properly clean and disinfect your home or business here.
Sound like a lot of work? It is, but we are here to help you get through this. SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County has the experience, expertise and the resources available to take care of any size job. From disinfecting a car, small office, residence, to a commercial facility: we got it covered.
Clean is just a call away. 904-290-4040!
Full Service Restoration
At SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/North Bradford County we utilize the right equipment and supplies to help make it "Like it never even happened."
In addition to SERVPRO's superior fire, water and mold restoration services, your local SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County provides cleanup services for those special cases that surpass the capabilities of your regular maintenance staff.
We provide A full line of services.
Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration- Pretesting helps us to determine what type of fire has taken place. Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration!
Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning- We can inspect your HVAC system and ductwork. Cleaning services can be provided to help restore peak energy efficiency, eliminate offensive odors and improve indoor air quality.
Water Removal and Dehumidification- We can identify the source and the type of water, which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage.
Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care- We use the latest IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) training as well as state-of-the-art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within your carpet's pile and backings.
Crime Scene, Biohazard and vandalism cleanup- Our technicians are trained to safely and effectively clean biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations.
Stain Removal, Stain resistance applications- Using IICRC standards for carpet as a guide, we will show you what cleaning option would be best for your carpet's level of soiling and explain the benefits of soil protection.
Mold Mitigation and Remeditation- SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/North Bradford County professionals work to control and remove mold contaminants while protecting the health and safety of building occupants.
Odor Identification and Deodorization- We will find the source of the odor and determine the best methods to neuralize and eliminate the odor from your home or business.
Contents Claim and Inventory Service- Accurate inventory helps keep costs low and reduces job completion time. SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/North Bradford County professionals can provide an itemized room-by-room loss inventory.
Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning- Fabrics are inspected and tested to determine the safest and most effective cleaning method. Office furniture can be cleaned to effectively extend its useful life!