Autumn is here, means different damages.
With the new season here, remember that new damages can arise in your home. Be aware of any leaks and odors that can cause health effects to you and your family. In case you come across a leak, be sure to shut off the main water line to prevent further damage. Contact a leak detection company and plumber so you can make those repairs right away. Most people don’t know how dangerous water damage can be if not properly mitigated. If you begin to smell a mold odor, it could be that you already have a pre-existing water damage.
Different seasons can mean different damages. Be aware of these possibilities. It maybe a good idea to do annual leak detection checks- it could save you thousands of dollars and or even your insurance premium going up significantly. But remember, SERVPRO of Hemet will always be there for you A-Z should you experience this event.
Grilling Safety Tips
As Memorial Day is approaching here are some Grilling Safety Tips...
- Your grill, whether gas or charcoal, should be on a level surface outdoors, away from anything that could be ignited by flames (bushes, fences, etc.)
- NEVER use a grill indoors
- Keep your grill clean and well-maintained
- Never leave a hot grill unattended or let children play near it.
Grilling Safety Tips For Charcoal Grills
- Do not add lighter fluid directly to hot coals. The flame could travel up the stream of fluid and burn you.
- Never use gasoline or kerosene to light charcoal fire.
- Use flame-retardant mitts and long-handled barbeque tongs, as coals can reach up to 1,000 degrees.
- To dispose of coals, allow the ashes to cool for at least 48 hours before disposal in an non-combustible container. if you cannot wait 48 hours, carefully place coals individually in an can of sand or bucket of water.
Grilling Safety Tips For Gas Grills
- Check your grill's hoses for leaks before using it for the first time each year. apply a light soap water and solution to the hose. a propane leak will release bubbles, if you have a leak and it will not stop after the grill and gas is turned off, have your grill serviced by a professional.
- If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department, DO NOT move the grill.
- Do not keep a filled propane tank in hot car or trunk. when getting containers refilled, make that your last stop before going home.
- Store propane tanks in an upright position and never indoors.
From all of us at SERVPRO, happy grilling and stay safe!