Summertime Heat in the Lehigh Valley
?It’s the best time of the year: SUMMERTIME! While we lounge by the pool, enjoy a week at the beach, or play in the yard with our kids, we aren’t focusing on the real issue… the heat. In an average year, the Lehigh Valley will see its first 90-degree day around May 30, and its last around Aug. 27. Highs here have broken 90 as early as April 7 and as late as October 8.So far in 2019, the warmest the Lehigh Valley has been is 88degrees, a mark reached at least three times in the last two months, last checked June 2019.
?Here are some tips and tricks to beat the heat! • Drink plenty of water: the average person should be drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, which equals to about 2 liters. This is known as the 8x8 rule. • Find ways to cool off: whether it’s jumping into a pool or running into the nearest building with air conditioning; find a way to cool your body off from the blazing heat. If you know you’re going to be out in the heat for a while, make sure you are taking breaks to cool off quick. • Wear light-weight/ light-colored clothing: something made of cotton is best. This will help avoid heat-related illnesses. • Avoid strenuous outdoor activities during a hot day
Here are known symptoms of heat exhaustion: heavy breathing, sweating, headache, dizziness, nausea, rapid heartbeat, skin that feels cool and moist, and muscle cramps. If you are suspicious of heat exhaustion, try to move to a cooler location, apply cool wet clothes to your body, and drink water. Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke- call 911 if someone refuses to drink water or vomits.
?If you have any concerns when it comes to the heat; download the OSHA standard Heat Index app in the app store. This app gives you the heat index for the day, temperature, humidity, and what heat related illnesses to look out for that day.
We at SERVPRO hope you having a safe and fun rest of your summer! Stay cool!
Why is today an Air Quality Action Day today in the Lehigh Valley?
Why is today an Air Quality Action Day today in the Lehigh Valley?
Ozone is a colorless gas that can be good or bad, depending on where it is. Ozone in the stratosphere is good because it shields the earth from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. However Ozone at ground level, where we breathe, is bad because it can harm human health. Ground-level ozone is one of our nation’s most common air pollutants.Ozone can cause a number of health problems, including coughing, breathing difficulty, and lung damage. Exposure to ozone can make the lungs more susceptible to infection, aggravate lung diseases, increase the frequency of asthma attacks, and increase the risk of early death from heart or lung disease.
Today July 10, 2019 is an Air Quality Action Day in the Lehigh Valley with an expected score of 102 and is considered a code orange. This means based on the Air quality Index scoring chart that ranges from 0-500 with 0-50 being considered good that Air Quality conditions today may be unhealthy for sensitive groups of people. Sensitive groups include people with lung disease such as asthma, older adults, children, teenagers, and people who are active outdoors including outdoor workers.
A few precautions that can be taken to protect yourself and loved ones on days like today when bad air quality is expected could include…• Choose a less-strenuous activity• Avoid exercising outdoors• Limit time that your children spend playing outdoors • Take more breaks during outdoor activity• Reschedule activities to the morning or to another day• Move your activity inside where ozone levels are usually lower• Check daily air pollution forecasts in your area. The color-coded forecasts can let you know when the air is unhealthy in your community.
A few helpful resources to check the air pollution forecast in your area would be a local weather channel/app, airnow.gov, and even a free App you can download called Airnow App
Heat Safety Tool
By U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
When you're working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it - right on your mobile phone.
The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple "click," you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
Working in full sunlight can increase heat index values by 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep this in mind and plan additional precautions for working in these conditions.
The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Tool is available in English and Spanish for Android and iPhone devices. To access the Spanish version, set the phone language to Spanish.
Stay informed and safe in the heat, check your risk level.
For more information about safety while working in the heat, see OSHA's heat illness webpage, including online guidance about using the heat index to protect workers.
SERVPRO of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall is dedicated to making sure our staff is taking the proper precautions in this summer heat. We stock the vehicles with coolers of water and require the crews to take breaks regularly throughout the workday.
Call us today to take care of your Fire & Water Damage Cleanup needs: 800-455-9453
National PrepareAthon Day - April 30th
NATIONAL PREPAREATHON DAY!
National PrepareAthon! Day on April 30th reminds us that crises happen suddenly. Being prepared needs to happen now, not later.
Natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and even winter storms can require us to make decisions with little to no warning. Do you have an emergency plan in place with your family in the event of an emergency situation?
HOW TO OBSERVE
Take action by visiting www.community.fema.gov to get prepared. Use #NationalPrepareAthonDay to share on social media.
Visit these sites for more information on making emergency preparedness plans:
In 2014, The White House announced America’s first National PrepareAthon! Day as part of President Barack Obama’s National Preparedness Initiative.
#NationalPrepareAthonDay #PlanAhead #EmergencyPreparedness #BetterSafeThanSorry #SERVPROEBW
When looking at companies who can provide you with water mitigation, mold remediation and fire restoration services you might ask yourself, why SERVPRO?
Here are some things you should know about SERVPRO:
1. SERVPRO has been around since 1967 when Ted and Doris Isaacson founded the company; which started as a painting business. Today, more than 1,700 SERVPRO franchises exist nationwide. Therefore, SERVPRO has proved to be an outstanding company. SERVPRO is actually one of the top 10 franchises today.
2. Our local SERVPRO office started over 28 years ago. Our owners started a SERVPRO franchise in their house, with very few employees, one vehicle and just a couple pieces of equipment. Since then, we now operate with about 20 employees, multiple types of vehicles, and a wide range of equipment for all types of work in our field. We have been successful, which has allowed us to grow from one license to three.
3. All of our technicians are trained in the work that they do and are encouraged to continue growing and learning all the ins and outs of the restoration industry.
4. We work with your insurance company to make sure you are covered for the work that we complete.
5. We work quickly to ensure that your home is back to normal as soon as possible.
6. We appreciate your feedback! We would like to know if your happy with our services. We also are interested in knowing if you/re unhappy with our services.
SERVPRO of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall - Call us today! (800) 455-9453
Why SERVPRO Cares
Our team takes pride in our community! We care about the people in our community and want to help out in any way that we can.
Our owners, Dawn and Steve Davis, have huge hearts and make sure to take time to donate to causes that they believes in. The Davises believe that the best way for us to show our support among the community is to volunteer our time. Throughout the year, members of our staff donate their time to various events across the Lehigh Valley. Some events include: Miracle League Trick of Treat, Let's Build Construction Camp for Girls, Red Cross events, Breast Cancer Awareness events, etc.
Each year, we go in search of new opportunities to get out into the community to give back.
If you have suggestions or opportunities for us, contact our office now.
SERVPRO of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall - (800) 455-9453
Why SERVPRO is YOUR Choice for LOCAL Restoration Services
When you're looking for a company to clean up after water, fire or mold damage you can be sure that SERVPRO will be a reliable company for you!
We are independently owned and operated. Dawn and Steve Davis have owned SERVPRO of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall for over 28 years. Dawn, originally a trauma nurse, started this company with her husband Steve in 1991. At that time, Dawn was a new mother, a full-time nurse, and new business owner. With the help and support from her husband, the two of them were able to overcome many obstacles along the way. Since 1991, the dynamic duo has grown the company from one license to three, and they operate with about 20 employees out of a 13,000 sq ft warehouse.
Unlike many business owners, Dawn and Steve are in the office 40-50hrs each week. They are active in the day to day operations of the business and want to ensure that our customers receive the best customer service their staff has to offer. The Davises understand how important your home and business are to you! That's why our SERVPRO will take care of you in your time of disaster.
Our office also takes pride in working with other local companies to ensure that everything needed to complete the job is done. We work with local dry cleaners, industrial hygienists, dumpster and storage companies, abatement and contractors.
We will work with you and make you feel comfortable along the way. Our managers have been with our company for many years and are dedicated to getting you back into your home and business as quickly as possible.
SERVPRO of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall - Call us today!
Why Our Professionals Are The Best At Tackling Mold Damage In the Lehigh Valley
Skilled IICRC-Certified Technicians for Lehigh Valley Mold Remediation
The discovery of fungal growth in your Lehigh Valley home has many owners turning to the internet for solutions that can save them money and allow them to care for their homes on their own. Unfortunately, with thousands of varieties of mold that could affect your property, solutions that can get found on the internet are not “one-size-fits-all,” which can lead to further structural damages or heightened potential health effects for those exposed in your house.
While professional mold remediation does cost money, it is often the only solution for removing harmful mold growth from your Lehigh Valley home and restoring the damages that the organism has caused. This effective approach begins with highly-trained IICRC-certified technicians that you can find on our SERVPRO rapid response team. This extensive training ensures that each of our professionals arriving at your home has the same knowledge and expertise to identify what the situation requires.
With inadequate “mold removal” strategies that you can find on your own, common practices only scratch the surface of the entire organism embedded in surfaces and materials throughout your property. While it might appear as though the work was successful, the organism continues to grow and spread beneath the surface, perpetually eroding and degrading the host material and continuing the potential health effects that result from exposure.
The extensive training that our SERVPRO professionals undergo to obtain their IICRC certifications for mold remediation is just the beginning for our knowledge of effective solutions for your damaged home. Our technicians continue training through ongoing educational opportunities both in-house and online to provide every customer with the most effective and efficient restoration work that their property requires amid a potential disaster like this.
As destructive as mold growth can be in your home, it is not something that you should leave to chance to remove. You can always count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall mold remediation technicians. You can reach our team 24/7 by calling (800) 455-9453.
Why SERVPRO is your Commercial Restoration choice
As a commercial business owner, you want to choose a company who is not only going to provide your clients quality services but also fast services. That's why customers call us, SERVPRO of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall, as their trusted provider because when they call, they know that we are quickly arriving to the scene and working long days to get the job done for them.
We have serviced many different commercial clients in the Lehigh Valley from warehouses, churches, libraries, to insurance offices, and much more.
We will offer direct billing to your insurance company, including all the photos, moisture maps, and estimate to allow you to focus on your job.
We'd love to help you and your business in your time of need. Just give us a call at (800) 455-9453.
Why SERVPRO of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall Is a Restoration Leader
Home and Business Owners in the Lehigh Valley Area Trust SERVPRO for Emergency Restoration Services
The foundation of our business is to provide our customers with the best possible service. What does that mean? Our customer is our boss, and we conduct the cleanup and restoration services to reduce the impacts of an emergency call for help, day or night. We aim to build a relationship of trust and security with our local residents even though each business dealing is a transactional matter.
When a commercial property owner, homeowner or renter from the Lehigh Valley area contacts our office, we handle it with compassion and understanding. This is the initial action in building a trusting relationship. We listen with empathy and gather relevant data so that we can speedily, within four hours or less, dispatch our crew to your property. This brief initial information gathering also helps to reduce stress from the caller knowing that they made the right choice. We understand the strain caused by a water, fire, or mold accident or disaster, as we place ourselves in the situation of the person on the other end of the line. We can instill confidence in our clients, and a sense of "everything is going to be okay," by committing to our promise of a prompt response and a compassionate and polite on-site experience.
SERVPRO crews that communicate directly with our customers during the initial visit understand the importance of the meaning of "a house is not a home." Your home is a sanctuary, a shelter and a place of security for you and your family. We appreciate each of our customers.
Trust is a huge ingredient in our restoration business. Just as we are taught to “don't open the door to strangers” or “always be cautious when it comes to new people,” we take pride in putting you first, always. Another reason Why SERVPRO is an outstanding choice to help you through an accidental home emergency.
Home and business owners in the Lehigh Valley have come to expect a professional experience when you contact SERVPRO of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall (800-455-9453). We pledge to make you feel "Like it never even happened."