Farmer's Almanac Predictions Are In!
"HOW DOES THE ALMANAC PREDICT THE WEATHER?
By tradition, The Old Farmer’s Almanac employs three scientific disciplines to make long-range predictions: solar science, the study of sunspots and other solar activity; climatology, the study of prevailing weather patterns; and meteorology, the study of the atmosphere. We predict weather trends and events by comparing solar patterns and historical weather conditions with current solar activity.
For the 2021–2022 weather predictions, the important factors which shape the weather include a weak La Niña, a continued warm phase in the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), a neutral to positive phase in the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) in the early stages of its warm cycle. In addition, we are in the early stages of Solar Cycle 25, which is expected to bring very low solar activity—historically associated with cooler temperatures, on average, across Earth."
For our region, The Appalachian Region, the Farmer's Almanac predicts that "winter will be colder and drier than normal, with near-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early, mid-, and late December; through much of January; and in early and mid-February. The snowiest periods will be in early December, early January, and mid-February."
To see more: Farmer's Almanac, Winter Extended Forecast
Call SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove if the cold weather causes any damage to your property!
Get Your Commercial Ducting Cleaned by SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove!
Keep your business air quality clean! Indoor air problems can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor HVAC design, poor filtration and lack of maintenance. If left unresolved, indoor air quality problems subject the occupants to prolonged exposure to chemicals, molds, dust mites, bacteria and other pollutants.
The air quality in your residential or commercial property can cause health effects if not cleaned regularly to protect from and harmful allergens or pollutants!
SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove has the experience and expertise to handle duct cleaning for commercial and residential clients. SERVPRO Professionals can schedule and conduct routine inspections to the HVAC unit ducting in your buildings. Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.
Call SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove today at 570-523-3300 for more information, a quote, or to get on our schedule!
Fire Prevention Week 2021
SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove sees a lot of fire and smoke damages every year, and it is devastating. We want you, your family and your properties to remain safe this year, and every year! This week is Fire Prevention Week for the National Fire Protection Association, and we'd like you to have a bit of information!
"This year’s FPW campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.
What if someone in my home is deaf or hard of hearing?
There are smoke alarms and alert devices that alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These devices include strobe lights that flash to alert people when the smoke alarm sounds. Pillow or bed shakers designed to work with your smoke alarm also can be purchased and installed. For more information on this important topic, visit Fire Safety for the deaf or hard of hearing section. "
See more activities and information here: NFPA- Fire Prevention Week.
FREE Emergency Ready Program from SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove!
SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove is a full service commercial restoration company that specialize in drying, cleaning and decontamination. Our approach reduces operational risks, minimize downtime and saves you money in order to get your business up and running faster after a disaster.
Questions for Commercial Property Owners:
Do your employees know your chain-of-command?
Do your teams know where your water shut-offs are?
Would your employees be able to direct first-responders?
The actions taken in the initial minutes of an emergency are crucial. A timely warning to employees to evacuate, take shelter or lock-down can save lives. A call for help to public emergency services that provides full and accurate information will help the dispatcher dispatch the appropriate responders. Action by employees with knowledge of building and process systems can help control a leak and minimize damage to the facility and the environment.
SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove has an excellent system in place to help streamline your emergency response plan- AT NOT COST TO YOU! That's right, completely free. With the Emergency Ready Program we will help you create a functional cloud based data set that can be used for things like staff emergency manuals, emergency contact information and building emergency critical information. You and your team will have all of this data wherever you need it, with a push of a button.
To take advantage of this life saving and business saving offer, call SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove today at 570-523-3300!
Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing With These Helpful Tips!
Fall is here, which means colder weather is on the way! While we can’t control the weather, there are things we can do to prevent pipes from freezing and potentially causing any water damage. SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove wants you to follow these steps to try to protect your pipes:
- Drain water from any pipes that are likely to freeze, including swimming pool and sprinkler supply lines.
- Disconnect, drain and store any hoses from the outside of your home. Make sure to also close the indoor valves supplying these outdoor access points.
- Insulate the area around vents and light fixtures. This helps prevent heat from escaping into the attic, thus keeping it in the home.
- Seal any wall cracks. Be sure to pay careful attention to the areas around utility service lines.
- Open kitchen cabinets underneath the sink. This allows the warm air to circulate around the pipes.
- Keep the garage doors closed.
- Allow your faucets to drip cold water on the coldest days. The movement will make it harder for the water to freeze.
- Be careful changing the temperature on your thermostat. Never let it fall below 55 degrees Fahrenheit when you leave your home.
- Ensure your doors and windows are properly sealed.
- Place a 60-watt bulb in areas where you’re concerned about pipes freezing. Make sure there are no combustible materials near the bulb.
If you have any problems with water damages due to frozen pipes, make sure you call SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove!
The Don'ts After A Fire Damage
Trying to deal with the aftermath and cleanup after a fire tears through your business or home is an incredibly stressful situation. It makes sense that you may want to search for personal items as a form of security and familiarity in your difficult time, but you may actually be putting yourself at risk of post-fire related health effects that can be inhaled with the smoke and soot, as well as potentially further damaging your property.
SERVPRO has a list of things you should NOT DO before contacting the pros:
- Do not attempt to wash or wipe down any furniture, walls or painted surfaces
- Try to touch as little as possible as it could set the soot and smoke into surfaces and possessions
- Do not shampoo any carpet or upholstered furniture
- Do not attempt to use or clean any electrical appliance that may have been close to the fire or water used to put the fire out
- Do not consume any food or beverages that were stored close to the fire
- Do not turn on ceiling fixtures that could be wet or could have had internal wiring damage
- Do not send garments to the dry cleaner because some cleaning methods they use can set in the smoke odor (ask your local SERVPRO about their garment cleaning process or if they have any recommendations)
Unfortunately an unexpected fire can devastate your home or business leaving your feeling helpless. Give us a call at SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove, and let us help you!
Recent Customer Testimonials!
Below are just a few of our newest customer submissions on our Certificate of Satisfaction forms:
"Great, courteous service. Clear explanations throughout the process. Helped us get the best residential price."- H. from Elysburg, smoke damage
"No recommendations- SERVPRO was great! I am very pleased with the work. Tim left the bathroom cleaner than it was before the water."- P. from Sunbury, mold
"We thank you again for your promptness with our urgent need. Also Shawn with making us feel comfortable and friendly service. Thank you!"- E. from Beavertown, structure and content cleaning
"The office personnel that I spoke to was helpful when I called. She answered the questions I had, and called me back when she said she would. Alex, the on-site person was very courteous and knowledgeable. He explained what he would be doing to clean out area involved. I was very satisfied with the outcome."- K. from Selinsgrove, sewage damage
"I want to let you know that I am very satisfied with the work. The workers explained everything to me as needed. I will recommend your company to anyone. I would call on you again if needed. Thank you!"- T. from New Columbia, mold
2021 Hurricane Season Off to a Rough Start
Earlier and wetter storms have marked this 2021 Hurricane Seasonal as unusual. Here is the data from Wikipedia:
"The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is an ongoing Atlantic hurricane season, which is part of the annual tropical cyclone season in the northern hemisphere. It began on June 1, 2021, and will end on November 30, 2021. These dates, adopted by convention, historically describe the period in each year when most Atlantic tropical cyclones form. However, subtropical or tropical cyclogenesis is possible at any time of the year, as was the case this season, when Tropical Storm Ana formed on May 22, making 2021 the seventh consecutive year that a storm formed before the designated start of the season. The season had the most active June on record, tying 1886, 1909, 1936, and 1968 with three named storms forming. Then, on July 1, Hurricane Elsa formed, surpassing 2020's Tropical Storm Edouard as the earliest-forming fifth named storm on record by five days. After a period of inactivity, seven cyclones formed in August, including the season's first major hurricanes: Grace, which intensified to a Category 3 hurricane before making landfall in the Mexican state of Veracruz, Ida, a deadly and destructive hurricane that made landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana at Category 4 strength, and Larry, which weakened to Category 1 strength prior to making landfall in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador."
Wikipedia link here: 2021_Atlantic_hurricane_season.
Call SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove at 570-523-3300 if any tropical storm or hurricane causes flooding or damage to your property!
Smoke Damage: The Different Types
The damage to your property following a fire can often be complicated due to the unique behavior of different types of smoke. There are two different types of smoke- wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove professionals are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns.
We know smoke can penetrate various levels within the structure causing hidden damage and odor. Our knowledge of smoke helps us investigate how far the smoke damage may have spread.
FACTS ABOUT SMOKE:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke your building sustains may greatly affect the restoration process.
Types of Smoke:
- Wet Smoke (plastic and rubber)
- Dry Smoke (paper and wood)
- Protein Fire Residue (produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire)
- Fuel Spill Soot (furnace puff backs)
- Other types (tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue)
Our professionals are trained to handle even the toughest fire losses. Call SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove at 570-523-3300 today to inspect your fire loss and give you the best, most specific restoration for your needs.
Crank it Up! The Heat, That is!
SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove asks you to please take some extra precautions during this heating and holiday season.
- Check your holiday lights for wire damage and that they are working properly.
- Blow out open flame candles at night or any time you are going to be leaving them unattended.
- Have your heating system cleaned and serviced to prevent fires and ensure proper home heating.
- Make sure to get your ducts cleaned to improve air quality in your home.
- Change the Batteries in your fire alarms and test your carbon monoxide detectors.
SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove
- Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleaning
- Water Removal and Dehumidification
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
- Catastrophic Storm Response
- Move Outs and Contents Restoration
- Dryer Vent and Air Duct Cleaning
- Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Your local contact for your emergency service and general cleaning needs. No job is too small or too large! Call us at 570-523-3300 today and put your worries to rest.