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Could this be true? Is it really that time?
SERVPRO of Cheyenne wishes all a Happy and Safe New Year!
It is time to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022!
We hope that this coming year is full of hope, love, health, prosperity, kindness, and joy. We are proud to be part of this beautiful city and its residents.
We are so excited! SERVPRO of Cheyenne has big plans for this upcoming year. Please keep checking our social media to see what’s to come.
Residential and Commercial
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm damage Restoration
- Cleaning Services
- Duct Cleaning
- Biohazard (COVID-19/Crime Scene)
Call us at (307)514-9011, 24 hours/7 days a week, including holidays. We are here to help.
SERVPRO of Cheyenne would like to wish you all a Happy NEW YEAR!
Happy Holidays from our SERVPRO of Cheyenne Family:
Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of Cheyenne!
‘Tis the season to celebrate friendship, family, and the beautiful connections that we create throughout the year! We at SERVPRO of Cheyenne would like to thank you all, especially our community, for our connection and we hope you all have a magical holiday season.
Please remember that SERVPRO of Cheyenne is here to help get you back to enjoying your family and holidays. We are available: 24 hours/7 days a week and on holidays.
Call us, SERVPRO of Cheyenne at 307-514-9011.
“Like it never even happened.”
Ways to prevent frozen pipes this winter:
Say no to frozen pipes this winter.
The winters here in Cheyenne Wyoming are no joke. What comes to mind when you think of winter in Cheyenne? In Cheyenne, the winter is all about snowflakes, hot cocoa, white fluffy snow, fireplace, freezing winds, and sledding. It is all fun and games until you walk into your home, and you find out that your pipes have frozen.
Here are a few tips from the Red Cross to help avoid frozen pipes:
- Keep the garage door closed, especially if you have water supply lines in the garage.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow for warmer air to circulate.
- If it gets VERY cold outside, allow some cold water to drip from the indoor faucets. A little running water can prevent pipes from freezing
- Keep your thermostat set to the same temperature during the day and night.
- If you are going to be away for the winter keep your thermostat running never lower than 55° F.
If your pipes do freeze over, here are a few tips on how to thaw them:
- If you turn on a faucet and only a little bit of water comes out, suspect a frozen pipe.
- Keep the faucet open. As you thaw the frozen pipes, keeping the faucet open will help melt the ice in the pipe.
- Using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe to help. You can also use an electric hair dryer, portable space heater or by wrapping your pipes with towels soaked in hot water. DO NOT use: kerosene, propane heater, blowtorch, charcoal stove, or any open flame devices.
- Check to make sure other pipes are not frozen. If one pipe freezes, there is a high chance others did too.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (307)514-9011.
SERVPRO of Cheyenne is here to help 24 hours/7 days a week.
The Danger of Heating up your home during winter:
Are you keeping your home warm safely?
Winter is Coming! As we get closer and closer to the end of the year the weather has shown a significant change. Yes, it is that time for us Wyomingites to get ready for the cold and the snow. Although we know that heating up your home and place of work is important and needed. At SERVPRO of Cheyenne, your safety, the safety of your family, and the safety of our community are more important. Here are a few tips that should be followed that firefighter is urging us to keep in mind:
- Do NOT DIY your heat - Please use the correct equipment to heat up your homes.
- Never heat your home with your oven - Leaving your oven open is very dangerous and it can generate more carbon monoxide if gas appliances are not properly maintained.
- Only use properly rated gas space heaters indoors - there are many gas heaters out there that are not rated for indoor use, please make sure that what you are using is.
- Be careful with electric space heaters - please make sure that you have enough room around your space heater.
- Never burn wood in a gas-only fireplace - gas-only fireplaces are not equipped to handle wood burning.
- Have your furnace and fireplace serviced every year - Please make use that your furnace and fireplace are ready to be used by a professional.
- Lastly, if it is bigger than a candle, please make sure that the area is well ventilated.
SERVPRO of Cheyenne urges you to stay safe this winter.
We are here to help: 24 hours a day/7 days a week, please call us at (307)514-9011.
How to Keep Storm Drains Clear:
Please keep the storm drain clear of debris.
The fall season is one of the most colorful and breathtaking season of the year. With all of these beautiful colors comes the leaves. One of the top causes of storm drain clogs is from natural debris, such as: branches, twigs, dirt, rocks and, of course, leaves. Also, sadly, there are other type of debris that clog our storm drains with our winds and due to living in the city, such as: plastic bags, plastic bottles, food, cardboard containers, aluminum cans, and fast-food containers.
Here are a few things that you can do to prevent clogged storm drains:
- Regularly monitor neighborhood storm drains for debris.
- Do not blow or sweep leaves into the ditches, storm drains, or roads.
- If a drain is clogged use a shovel or rake to remove the debris.
- Remember to always wear reflective clothing and gloves for safety.
- Makes sure to only clean the drains you can reach, avoid busy areas.
- If the drain is still clogged, please report is to: https://www.cheyennecity.org/Your-Government/Departments/Public-Works or call 307-637-6263.
Call us, we are always ready to help!
SERVPRO of Cheyenne at 307-514-9011
How to Spot and Avoid Scams:
Beware of scams!
In the world that we live today with access to so much cool stuff on the internet, it can make us vulnerable to unwanted solicitors. Unfortunately, there are many people out there that want to take advantage of others. Be aware of messages being sent online selling services. Take the following step to verify the legitimacy of these companies.
- Make sure to contact the company directly via phone/website before scheduling.
- Verify that whoever it was that reached out to you is a current employee of said company.
- Check Website’s authenticity.
- If the person states that they only do business via social media, be careful.
- Never provide personal information over the phone before steps 1-3.
- Don’t fall for the scam!
We care about our community, and we don’t want to see our family, friends, and neighbors fall for these predators.
While SERVPRO of Cheyenne is always here to help, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. We will not solicit our services via Facebook or other social media unless you or someone on your behalf has reached out to us first. Such as your insurance company.
When you need us, call 307-514-9011.
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The Holidays are coming: Here are a few safety tips from our family to yours
Our SERVPRO of Cheyenne's family.
Fall is in the air and the Holiday season is rolling in, a warm sensation washes over your family and the beautiful City of Cheyenne. Images of family gatherings, colorful leaves, warm foods, fun in the snow, laughter, and much more comes to mind.
Unfortunately, the season also brings flu/COVID risk, an increase of snowstorms, homes fires, and other safety issues that can interrupt such amazing memories from being built.
Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind:
- Make a disaster preparedness plan for your family. https://www.habitat.org/our-work/disaster-response/disaster-preparedness-homeowners/family-preparedness-plan
- Have all emergency contact information available. https://www.laramiecountywy.gov/_departments/communicationscenter/RequestedNumbers.aspx
- Ensure that your home and/or business is ready for the weather. https://www.weather.gov/ffc/family_plan
And… remember SERVPRO of Cheyenne is here to help, 24 hours/7 days a week. Let our trained professionals get you and your family back to enjoying the holiday season.
Call us Today! SERVPRO of Cheyenne at 307-514-9011.
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Is Your Home and Business Fire Proof?
Is Your Home and Business Fire Proof?
October is National Fire Safety Month. This means it is the perfect time to review your emergency family plan. Run fire drills with your family. The more you do, the more second nature it will become, so if there is an actual fire, everyone will know what to do, where to meet, and how to remain safe. Fire safety and drills are not limited to your home. Make sure your office or worksite has a plan in place for a fire. Don’t wait until a fire occurs, make sure everyone is prepared and knows their roles.
Some key things you can do to help ensure your home or office workplace is fireproof are:
Maintaining the correct type of fire extinguishers. Make sure you are conducting annual, if not monthly, extinguisher inspections. Make sure your family or staff are aware of how to use them properly.
Be a good housekeeper. A lot of clutter lying around is great fuel for a fire, plus it can be in your way if you are trying to exit the building.
Make sure any chemicals are stored safely and correctly according to their labels.
Does everyone know the exits? This seems obvious, but in a panic situation, are the exits known, marked, and accessible?
A – Assess the situation
C – Choose the best action
T – Take action
Are you and your home winter ready?
A winter home
We all know it, even if some of us are still in denial; winter weather is here.
The blowing snow, the freezing temperatures with even colder wind chill, all of it is upon us again for another go around. Are you ready for it, and I don’t just mean mentally? Have you gone through and winterized your home?
Below are things that the CDC recommends that you do to make sure your home is winter ready.
First you need to check your heating system.
Make sure everything is cleaned. Make sure everything works and make sure vents to outside are open and free of debris.
If you are lucky enough to have a fire place, make sure you inspect and clean both the fireplace and the chimneys.
Make sure you have working smoke detectors. Test them, replace the batteries, make sure they are working properly.
Having a carbon monoxide detector is also recommended. As with smoke detectors, make sure to change the batteries and check that it is working properly.
Be sure to visit CDC’s WINTER WEATHER webpage for more winter weather safety tips. https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/index.html
May is Here!
We will always remember
May 2019 is upon us
Can you believe it is already May? Weren’t we just covered in snow from a blizzard?
I know we here at SERVPRO of Cheyenne are hoping that May brings us some beautiful weather for lots of outdoor time, as the month of May has some pretty significant holidays for us to celebrate.
First, there is Cinco de Mayo; which, as always, falls on the 5th of May. Many of us associate this holiday as Mexican Independence Day, celebrating with Margaritas and delicious Mexican food. However, Cinco de Mayo is not actually Mexican Independence Day at all, which is celebrated on September 16th. Rather, Cinco de Mayo is a day that commemorates the Mexican army's victory, on May 5, 1862, over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). This from www.calendar-365.com. However, here in the US, we do celebrate American-Mexican culture and heritage on Cinco de Mayo as well. It is a wonderful day to educate about and celebrate the culture and history of Americans of Mexican descent.
Now, May 12th is a very important day, (cough, talking to my kids right now, cough). May 12th, 2019 is Mother’s Day.
Who hasn’t made the macaroni necklace or handcrafted a card for their mom on Mother’s Day?
Interestingly though, Mother’s Day has been observed in some form since the ancient Greek and Roman times. It also has a rich history for the United States, dating back to the Civil War, as a peace movement and the meeting of groups of mothers whose sons had fought or died in the American Civil War. According to www.history.com, “The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children.” I highly suggest going to their website to read more about the history of Mother’s Day.
History aside, we all need to make sure we honor the mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, foster mothers in our lives to make sure they know how much we love and appreciate them.
In May we also celebrate a truly valuable section of our society. Those who serve and have served our nation in the Armed Forces.
May 18th, 2019 is Armed Forces Day. On this day we pay tribute to all of the men and women who are currently serving in the United States’ armed forces. Per calendar-365.com, Armed Forces Day dates back to August 31, 1949. It was meant as a day to combine the separate holidays to commemorate each branch of the military; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard. Each branch does still have its own holidays observed, but make sure to thank anyone who is actively serving on Armed Forces Day (or really on any day for that matter) and let them know how much we appreciate them and their service.
May 27th, 2019 will no doubt be a day of BBQ’s and family gatherings (please be a sunny day). It is the unofficial beginning of summer! However, we should not forget though, the significance of this day. May 27th, 2019 is Memorial Day. Whereas on the 18th we were appreciating those who are currently serving our country, the 27th is meant to be a day to of honor and remembrance, of all deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces.
As Time.com points out, “the holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.” “The final event that cemented the modern culture of Memorial Day in America was in 1968 when Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act, designating Memorial Day as the last Monday in May rather than May 30, as it had previously been observed.”
So, while we are appreciating the (hopefully) warm weather, enjoying the company of those around us, remember those who fought and died for our country. Those who dedicated some portion of their lives to the service of our country.
Power outage safety
A squirrel eating power lines, an ice storm in February, a wind storm any time of year, a car colliding with a utility pole, these are all examples of things that can cause a power outage. Power outages are especially dangerous for the elderly and young children. Do you know what to do in case of an un expected power outage to protect you and your family?
Things to do before a power outage.
- Stock a central location with flashlights, batteries, and candles
- Make sure you have nonperishable food that is easily accessible
- Have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home with a battery backup.
Things to do during the power outage
- If there is extreme heat or cold and it is safe, get to a different location for heat or cooling
- Know how long medications that need to be refrigerated can last at higher temperatures
- Keep fridge and freezer doors cold so the food stays cold longer
- Unplug electronics so when the power comes back they don’t short out
Things to do after the power outage
- Take the temperature of food
- Throw out food items that have gotten to warm
- Replenish stocks of batteries, flashlights, and candles
Speak with your doctor if your medication got too warm
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.
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.