WEEU Golf Outing

Skip Bell, Owner of ServiceMaster is the guy on the far left….   at A WEEU Sponsored Golf Tournament Event.

WEEU Golf Outing

 

Spring Check List……….

Spring is finally here….   Below find a checklist of things you should look for to prepare for the upcoming rainy days.

Gutters and downspouts: Pull leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts. Reattach gutters that have pulled away from the house. Run water from a hose through the roof gutters and downspout; checking for proper drainage. If leaks exist, dry the area and use caulking or epoxy to seal the leak.  Gutter and downspout leaks can let water in through the roof, which leads to larger problems if undetected.

Siding: Clean siding with a pressure washer to keep mold from growing. Check all wood surfaces for weathering and paint failure. If wood is showing through, sand the immediate area and apply a primer coat before painting. If paint is peeling, scrape loose paint and sand smooth before painting.

Exterior caulking: Inspect caulking and replace if deteriorating. Scrape out all of the eroding caulk and recaulk needed area.

Window sills, door sills, and thresholds: Fill cracks, caulk edges, repaint or replace when necessary.

Window and door screens: Clean screening and check for holes. If holes are bigger than a dime patch holes or replace the screen. Save bad screen to patch holes next year or in other screens around the house. Tighten or repair any loose or damaged frames and repaint. Replace rusty, broken, worn, or missing hardware. Wind and freezing temps can ruin screens and frames so make sure they are securely fastened. Tighten and lubricate door hinges and closers.

Drain waste and vent system: Flush out the system.

Hot water heater: Lubricate circulating pump and motor.

Evaporative air conditioner: Clean unit, check belt tension and adjust if needed. Replace cracked or worn belt.  Outside units tend to collect debris over the winter months if not covered.

Heat pump: Lubricate blower motor; this keeps it from causing damage when you fire it up next fall.

Foundation: Check foundation walls, floors, concrete, and masonry for cracking, heaving, or deterioration. If a significant number of bricks are losing their mortar, fill them in. If you can slide a quarter into a crack in your concrete floor, slab or foundation you are in need of repair. Foundation damage can lead to water leaks into your home… which could lead to additional issues.

Roof: Inspect roof surface flashing, eaves, and soffits. Check flashings around all surface projections and sidewalls for looseness or damage.

Happy Anniversary….. to one of our own ~~ Trucks !!

Warehouse on Wheels

Added to our fleet in 2012, our Warehouse on Wheels celebrates its first year of serving our Disaster Restoration customers.  The truck is a Chevy Express 4500 Cutaway, with a fully equipped interior to better handle all water/fire/mold remediation projects.  This truck hosts a butler truck mount extraction system, and plenty of shelving to hold dehumidifiers, air movers, and other miscellaneous equipment and supplies needed for our technicians to provide you with any emergency service at any time of the day or night.

On the exterior of the truck we had flood lights installed, so if you find yourself in the dark – no worries.  When we arrive on site extra lighting will be provided, if needed.

Our technicians keep the truck fully stocked at all times, which eliminates any down time for loading equipment prior to heading out for an emergency call.

Take a look……

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What is Mold Remediation?

Mold assessment and mold remediation are techniques used in occupational health: mold assessment is the process of identifying the location and extent of the mold hazard in a structure, and mold remediation is the process of removal and/or cleanup of mold from an indoor environment.

Molds are ubiquitous in nature, and mold spores are a common component of household and workplace dust. However, when spores are present in large quantities, they are a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

Some molds also produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. The term “toxic mold” refers to molds that produce mycotoxins, such as Stachybotrys chartarum, not to all molds. Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and in some cases death. Prolonged exposure, e.g., daily workplace exposure, can be particularly harmful.