Fire Prevention Month
The American Red Cross says, on average there are 7 people killed a year and 36 people injured a day due to house fires. They also say that there is over $7 billion worth of damage every year due to house fires.
October is national Fire Prevention Month. There are many ways to prevent a fire in your home and becoming one of these statistics.
Ways you can prevent fires in your home
- Keep lighters and matches out of reach of children
- Clean the lint out of your dryer after every use
- Keep flammable materials away from heat sources
- Have your HVAC system tested regularly and repaired as needed
- Never leave appliances such as curling irons, ovens, or grills are running
- Never leave portable heaters, candles, fireplaces unattended
- Never use appliances or electronics with damaged electrical cords
Even with the best preventive measures in place it is best to prepare for a fire. There are several ways you can prepare you and your family for a fire emergency.
Ways you can prepare for a fire disaster
- Have fire detectors located in every bedroom, outside every sleeping area, and on every floor of the house
- Test fire detectors monthly
- Replace the batteries in fire detectors at least once a year
- Have at least two emergency escape routes
- Teach children the emergency escape routes
- Teach children how to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency
- Teach children how to stop, drop, and roll in case an article of clothing catches on fire
These are just a few ways to prevent and prepare for a fire emergency for more information contact the American Red Cross.
For any assistance with damage from a fire call SERVPRO of CHEYENNE at 307-514-9011.
Time to Change the Furnace Filter
It’s that time of year! Fall is right around the corner and when the temperature drops the furnace comes on. Before you turn your furnace on for the first time, there is one thing you should do, change the furnace filter. It is recommended that furnace filters get changed once every three months, or every month if you have a pet.
Changing the furnace filters has a lot of advantages. By changing the furnace filters on a regular schedule. You can extend the life of your HVAC system, lower your energy bill, and maintain a healthier air quality in your home.
How can changing your furnace filters do all this?
By changing your furnace filters. Your HVAC system does not have to work so hard to produce the same results. This helps raise the longevity of your system. It also uses less energy this way, thus lowering your energy bill.
Finally changing the furnace filters on a regular schedule helps maintain a healthier air quality within your home. This is because when you have clean air filters, allergens such as dust and pet dandruff will not get recirculated into your home through your HVAC system. Built up allergens can linger for months even after the old filter has been replaced. Allergens can cause allergies, asthma, and repertory problems to develop or worsen.
Lightning in Cheyenne!
Summer Time in Cheyenne
Here in Cheyenne, it is the middle of summer. With summer comes thunderstorms and with thunderstorms comes lightning. In fact, all thunderstorms produce lightning!
Lightning can cause damage to humans, the environment, and structures alike. Lightning is the number one cause of death from natural disasters yearly. For safety reasons, when thunderstorms hit, it is best to stay inside and away from windows. If you can’t get inside, try to get to a vehicle and/or stay away from trees.
Damage to the Environment
Lightning can reach temperatures of up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to temperatures this high, lightning is known to catch grass and trees on fire with a single strike. If this fire is not contained, it can and will spread to other structures.
Damage to Structures
With lightning reaching such high temperatures, if your house or structure gets hit, you need to call the fire department. Lightning takes the path of least resistance. This means that lightning will travel through metal and wood but not brick. Wood cannot handle the high temperatures that lightning produces and thus will combust.
Have any questions or need emergency service? Call us 24/7 at 307-514-9011!
Hail Damage in Cheyenne
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN HAIL STRIKES?
Cheyenne has experienced a number of major hail storms in the past few years. These storms have caused damage to many cars and buildings. This damage comes in many shapes and sizes, from broken windows, siding damage, to roof damage just to name a few.
What kind of damage can hail cause?
Hail can cause more damage to your home than just to the shingles on your roof and broken windows. When there is roof damage or broken windows from hail, there could possibly be an issue with water damage if the damage is severe enough. In these instances, SERVPRO of Cheyenne is here to help. We can help stop the source of water damage by boarding up and tarping damaged windows, and roofs along with clean up debris from the damage i.e. broken glass. When the source has been stopped, we can also assist with the water damage at hand.
FOR ANY ASSISTANCE WITH DAMAGE FROM HAIL CALL SERVPRO OF CHEYENNE AT 307-514-9011
Farmers' Markets in Cheyenne
Looking for Fresh Local Foods in Cheyenne?
If you are looking for fresh local foods in Cheyenne, you have a few options. There are three farmers’ markets that are held in Cheyenne.
Summer/Fall Farmers’ Market
The Tuesdays Farmers’ Market runs on Tuesdays from June 20th 2017 through October 10th 2017. Located in the Frontier Mall parking lot west of Sears, it starts at 3pm and closes at 6pm. This year the Tuesdays Farmers’ Market will have 32 different vendors. You can find a list of the vendors at http://tuesdaymarket.org/products.htm .
Fall Farmers’ Market
The Cheyenne Farmers’ Market runs Saturdays from August 5th 2017 through October 7th 2017. Located on 15th Street between Carey Avenue and O’Neil Avenue, it starts at 7am and closes at 1pm. This year the Cheyenne Farmers’ will have over 40 vendors. As of August 1st 2017, you can find a vendor map at http://www.calc.net/ .
Winter Farmers Market
The Cheyenne Winter Farmers’ Market typically runs on select Saturdays from November until May. More information on this farmers’ market can be found at https://cheyennewintermarket.wixsite.com/cheyennewintermarket as it becomes available.
2017 Laramie County Fair
2017 Laramie County Fair is right around the corner!
Are you ready for the 110th Laramie County Fair? This two week-long event starts July 31st 2017 and goes through August 12th 2017. This year, they will be holding the event in a split venue. Part of the event will be held at the Archer Complex and the other part will be held at Frontier Park.
The major shows held at the Archer Complex this year are the horse and poultry shows. The major shows held at Frontier Park this year are the sheep show, the cattle show, the pig show, and the round robin shows. The horse show runs from July 31st through August 2nd. The poultry show runs July 31st and August 1st. The sheep show is August 8th. The cattle show runs August 9th and 10th. The pig show is August 9th. The round robin shows round out the week on August 11th.
The static exhibits will be on display starting August 5th. The static exhibits will be released to participants on August 12th.
The Laramie County Fair has several entertainment events occurring during the two weeks. All of the entertainment events are held in the Frontier Park arena. The first event is the Truck and Tractor Pull which will be held on August 5th at 630pm. The Mutton Bustin’ event will be held on August 8th at 630pm. The always fun, Pig Wrestling event will be held on August 9th at 630pm. Finally, the Demolition Derby will be held August 11th at 6pm.
Finishing up the Laramie County Fair are the 4-H sale and the FFA sale. The FFA sale will be held at the ice and event center on August 11th starting at 7pm. The 4-H sale will be held in the beef barn at Frontier Park on August 12th starting at 10am.
More information about the Laramie County Fair can be found at http://www.laramiecountyfair.com/ .
Cheyenne Frontier Days
ARE YOU READY FOR CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS, THE “DADDY OF ‘EM ALL”®?
Cheyenne Frontier Days is right around the corner. This year marks the 121st “Daddy of ‘em all”® will kick off on July 21st 2017 and runs through July 30th 2017.
Cheyenne Frontier Days attracts people from all over the world yearly. With events such as the pancake breakfasts, parades, the carnival, chili and chuckwagon cook-offs, shopping, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo events, the Thunderbirds airshow, and concerts, Cheyenne Frontier Days has something for everybody.
This year’s concert lineup includes big name acts such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Jason Derulo, Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Little Big Town, and Sawyer Brown.
CBR World Finals
As is tradition, the Championship Bull Riding World Finals will be held again in Cheyenne during the “Daddy of ‘em all”®.
Powered By Volunteers
As anyone in Cheyenne knows, the “Daddy of ‘em all”® would not be possible without the 2,500+ volunteers who take great pride on putting on a great show year after year.
For more information and tickets visit www.cfdrodeo.com
DO YOU KNOW THE DANGERS THAT HOT SUMMER DAYS CAN BRING?
With hot summer weather comes potential health dangers in the form of heat related illnesses. In this post we will cover the illnesses, how to avoid them, and how to treat or seek treatment if you can’t avoid them.
Heat Related Illnesses
The heat related illnesses we are covering today are heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. All three of these illnesses are a result of your body overheating due to prolonged exposure to high temperatures. High activity levels while exposed to high temperatures can escalate heat related illnesses or cause them to occur more rapidly. Those at the highest risk of heat related illnesses are the elderly, the young, persons taking certain medicines, persons whom are chronically ill, and those who work outdoors during high temperatures.
Signs of Heat Related Illnesses
Signs of heat cramps include but are not limited to; severe cramps in the hands, calves or feet.
Signs of heat exhaustion include but are not limited to; increased feeling of being tired, headaches, nausea, increased feeling of being excessively thirsty, muscle cramps and weakness, and dizziness.
Signs of heat stroke include but are not limited to; headache, dizziness, increased feeling of being tired, increase in heart rate, dizziness, decrease in urination, decrease in sweating, and increase in body temperature.
How to Avoid Heat Related Illnesses
Ways to avoid heat related illnesses include but are not limited to; drinking plenty of fluids, staying out of the sun and finding shade, limiting outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day (between 10 a.m. and 4p.m.), and wearing light-colored clothing.
How to Treat Heat Related Illnesses
Ways to treat heat related illnesses include but are not limited to; re-hydrating with water or sports drinks, getting into shade or air conditioning, and applying a cool damp towel to the back of your neck. Keep in mind heat exhaustion needs to be treated immediately as it can be severe. Also heat stroke is life threatening and needs to be treated by personnel trained in emergency medical situations.
When Storms or Floods hit Cheyenne, SERVPRO is ready!
SERVPRO of Cheyenne specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Cheyenne, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 307-514-9011
Cheyenne Smoke and Soot Cleanup
Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
Smoke and soot facts:
- 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 may greatly affect the restoration process.
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. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Cheyenne will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
- Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
- Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
- Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 307-514-9011