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The official cleanup & restoration partner of Pro Golfers Association (PGA)

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

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The PGA is the highest level of competition in the field of professional golf and SERVPRO is proud to be a part of their community.

Keeping golf courses clean and pristine is optimal for comfort and high quality tournaments. In past years, SERVPRO has been fortunate to show off our work and perform services for major PGA events such as The Players Championship and The TOUR Championship.

We are always happy to help out our friends associated with the PGA because we understand a major part of playing golf is the beauty and scenic environment a golf course can provide.

If we can provide repair, restoration and clean up services for an entity like the PGA, there is nothing we cannot do for you. We are here for our local communities and can respond in a moments notice if you need immediate repair, restoration or clean up services in your home or business. 

24/7 Emergency Services, 365 days a year. 

SERVPRO of Ajax

Tel: 289-460-5124

SERVPRO of Ajax's Fire Tips for Kids

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Fire Tips for Kids

There is no better time to educate your children about fire safety than NOW. SERVPRO of Ajax knows the importance of fire safety and how it starts at a young age. You want your child to be able to have the knowledge, skills and abilities before a disaster situation occurs should it ever. 

Keep reading to find out what you should be saying to your kids when you sit down and have that talk with them. 

Top 10 Fire Safety Tips for Kids

1. Plan escape routes.

2. Talk about smoke detectors.

3. Practice using escape windows and ladders.

4. Have your kids practice using their hands to guide them around the house opposed to their eyes should they need to close them due to smoke. 

5. Teach them a song to remember about fire safety!

6. Practice monthly drills with your family.

7. Touch door handles before entering a room to check the temperature upon entry. 

8. Practice being kitchen smart. Most house fires start in the kitchen.

9. Talk about fire alarms and warning signs. Battery changes etc.

10. STOP, DROP & ROLL!

Fire safety doesn't have to be a scary/ dreadful topic with your kids. You can make it fun by including them in practice drills and using toys as examples!

Have SERVPRO of Ajax on standby incase of a disaster. Because we care about our community and your family. 

SERVPRO of Ajax

Your Local Disaster Recovery Team

Tel: 289-460-5124

How to Save your Restaurant Appliances

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

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10 Tips for Keeping your Commercial Dishwashers Running Well

1. Check the hose and tub 

2. Do regular maintenance on doors

3. Tell staff not to overfill

4. Use the correct dish detergent

5. Wash the filter by hand regularly

6. Rustproof the racks

7. Clean dishes before entry

8. Clean the spinning arms regularly

9. Clean exterior and around the dishwasher

10. Unclog regularly 

Let us help you create a proactive, facility profile ahead of any property loss. Time is always of the essence in dealing with an emergency loss, especially any type of water damage. 

We can schedule an appointment for one of our team members to do a walk through of your commercial facility which documents the critical elements of your operation before any needs arise!

SERVPRO of Ajax

Here when you need us, to make it look "Like it never even happened."

289-460-5124

Top 5 DIY Cleaning Tips For Your Business

3/13/2021 (Permalink)

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As a business owner your To-Do List never ends! You're busy and we understand. SERVPRO of Ajax wants to share some cool DIY cleaning tips using just a tooth brush and toothpaste! For easy and minor cleaning keep reading!

Top 5 Tips

Here are 5 great tips to use at your business:

Tip 1: Use an old toothbrush and scrub the tile floors in the workplace restroom.

Tip 2: If an employee is wearing a fancy white shirt or pants but stains them, grab a damp sponge and scrub the area with toothpaste. This should get the stain off, depending on the severity of the stain.

Tip 3: Remove the stains on the rubber soles of your white shoes. Grab a damp sponge or towel and some toothpaste. Scrub the affected areas, or leave toothpaste on the shoe for a whole day, and it comes off like powder. This can be an amazing trick to use with your white Reebok's or Adidas's!

Tip 4: Use toothpaste to scrub the toilet to make it more presentable and safe for workers or customers.

Tip 5: Rubbing a tiny amount of toothpaste with a cloth on your cell phone screen will make it look good as new!

Other great things that toothpaste can do:

- clean bathroom sink

- shine bathroom and chrome in kitchen 

If your business needs cleaned call SERVPRO of Ajax. Certified SERVPRO Cleaned. 289-460-5124.

Let the professionals take care of the big jobs, we have the equipment and trained professionals to help you get the job done. No matter how big or small!

SERVPRO of Ajax 

   

Emergency Ready App - SERVPRO

3/13/2021 (Permalink)

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“No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be ready for whatever happens!”

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Whether you own a small business or corporate scale, water damage or fire damage can occur to your business. 

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

That is why we can’t stress enough, the importance of being prepared and equipped with the knowledge to mitigate until help arrives. Let us help you get prepared!

Our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) program will provide critical information that will allow you to start mitigation.The Emergency Ready Profile will also prepare our SERVPRO of Ajaxteam in the event of an emergency at your property. Don’t let your business be on the wrong side of the 50%.

We will make it look "Like it never even happened." 

Call SERVPRO of Ajax today for more information and to have any questions addressed. 

Tel: 289-460-5124

SERVPRO's Top 5 Workplace Fire Safety Tips

3/13/2021 (Permalink)

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Tip #1: Identify risks in the workplace

  • Cooking Appliances
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Power Strips (overloaded)
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Heating Appliances
  • Smoking Materials
  • Exposure
  • Office/Entertainment Equipment

Tip #2: Assign fire safety roles

If your organization hasn’t assigned at least one person (ideally, a team of people) to oversee fire safety, this should be your organization’s first priority. Some candidates who might make sense for the role include your company’s Office Manager, Facility Manager, Safety Manager, or Human Resources Manager.

Tip #3: Pay attention to fire-prone areas

There are common areas within many conventional work environments that should be viewed as higher risk.

Just over one-fifth of reported workplace fires over a five-year period started in an office kitchen or cooking area. Any structure with a kitchen containing a toaster oven, microwave, or heating appliance is vulnerable.

While only 2% of fires began in a workplace’s ceiling/attic area, those fires were responsible for 13% of direct property damage. 

Tip #4: Precautions to be taken for general fire safety

These include minimizing loose paper throughout the office, properly storing flammable materials, and instructing all employees on fire response prevention and protocol.

Maintain functional appliances (both in the kitchen and elsewhere) and conduct routine electrical inspections to help mitigate the risk of a fire incident occurring.

Tip #5: Use a fire safety checklist

Protecting your business from workplace fires starts with understanding the risks your organization faces. The task might feel overwhelming, which is why a simplified checklist is a great place to start!

If your business needs help call SERVPRO of Ajax. Your local restoration team. Here to help when you need us, 24/7 service. Because we know disasters don't wait for regular business hours!

Call us today to see how we can make you feel as protected within your commercial property as possible!


SERVPRO of Ajax

Tel: 289-460-5124

 
      

In case of a Storm...

3/13/2021 (Permalink)

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It's not everyday your Zoom call gets interrupted with, "Hey, everyone. I have to log off and head down to my basement. There's a tornado not too far from here." Although this may not be the case in Canada, there has never been harm for preparing for any type of disaster.

Keep reading for some of SERVPRO's top tips for homeowners that want to be prepared!

Top 5 Storm Preparation Tips

#1 – Be ready for a power outage 

 Warning: You might lose power.

Severe weather is the leading cause to power outages, so hope for the best but plan for the worst. Preparation for an approaching storm should include:

  • Buying a standby generator if your area has several severe storms throughout the season.
  • Making sure you have batteries on hand for flashlights.

#2 – Sign up for local alerts 

 Sign up to receive emergency alerts.

Most local communities have an alert system, which will send messages via email or text to your phone. Generally, these automated systems will send all kinds of information, from steps your town is taking to keep you safe to the status of the local roads to tips on how to prepare for a storm.

 #3 – Make a home emergency plan 

 Make sure you have two exits for every room.

Similar to a fire evacuation plan, you also need a home emergency plan for your family. Also, have a place to meet inside the neighbourhood, like a neighbours house or a certain tree, in case your family needs to evacuate your home. 

#4 – Don't forget outdoor preparation

With a severe storm headed your way, there's a few steps you should take to protect yourself and your neighbours. Move your car to a safe location, one that usually doesn't flood. Secure your patio furniture. Protect your home by covering windows and doors.

#5 – Review your home insurance 

 Look over your homeowners insurance.

If you want to be ready before a disaster strikes SERVPRO of Ajax is here to help you. Call us today to see how we can help you feel safe and secure in your home or business today!

Tel: 289-460-5124

During a Storm...

3/13/2021 (Permalink)

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How to Stay Safe during Storms

During a Blizzard

  • When a winter storm hits, stay indoors. If you must go outside, dress for the weather. Outer clothing should be tightly woven and water-repellent. The jacket should have a hood. Wear mittens - they are warmer than gloves - and a hat, as large portion of body heat is lost through the head.

During a Hail Storm

  • Take cover when hail begins to fall. Do not go out to cover plants, cars or garden furniture or to rescue animals. Hail comes down at great speed, especially when accompanied by high winds. Although no one in Canada has ever been killed by hail, people have been seriously injured by it.

During an Ice Storm

  • Ice from freezing rain accumulates on branches, power lines and buildings. If you must go outside when a significant amount of ice has accumulated, pay attention to branches or wires that could break due to the weight of the ice and fall on you. Ice sheets could also do the same.
  • Never touch power lines. 
  • When freezing rain is forecast, avoid driving. 

During a Lightening Storm

  • Always take shelter during a lightning storm.
  • There is no safe place outside during a thunderstorm. Safe shelter can be found either in an enclosed building or a hard-topped vehicle.
  • Wait 30 minutes after the last lightning strike in a severe storm before venturing outside again.

During a Thunderstorm

  • During thunderstorms, you should also stay away from items that conduct electricity, such as corded telephones, appliances, sinks, bathtubs, radiators and metal pipes.

So the next time the lightning strikes or the snow rolls in, have our number ready in case the worst case scenario happens!

SERVPRO of Ajax

24/7 Professional Service

Tel: 289-460-5124

8 reasons for unexpected water in your basement

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

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DO YOU SEE WATER IN YOUR BASEMENT?

Water leaking in your basement is a challenge that is most likely to occur during springtime, so don’t be surprised if you have this experience in March, April or May when the weather is rainiest.

When you do have water coming in a basement, it is important first to identify the reason for a wet basement floor — which will help you prevent it from happening again. It is equally as important to know how to clean up water in a basement so there’s no lasting damage.

When you have water coming in a basement, there is a long list of places to check for the leak. The list below is a great place to start:

Window Well

It is always nice to have windows in your basement, so you can enjoy a little bit of natural light. Groundwater and rainwater can accumulate which can make it more difficult for the integrity of your window wells to hold up. Examine your window wells for signs of leaks, also check your gutters and downspouts. Overflowing gutters and downspouts can often lead to leaky window wells as water collects around the foundation of your house.

Honeycomb

If poorly mixed concrete was used to create your basement walls, honeycomb-like air pockets could form and allow water to leak in. 

Water Pipes 

Water pipes need holes to get into your basement. These holes are typically sealed with a water plug, but there may be a gap between the plug and the opening that allows for water to gather and leak into your basement.

Floor Drains

Water backups related to your own drain system or even the municipal water supply may lead to flooding up through your floor drain. Your basement’s waterproofing system should include a filter that draws this type of water away from your home.

Wall Leaks

This is a challenge mostly in older homes. Water gathers in low spots after the soil settles over time. This lower settling level allows for water to begin leaking over the top of the wall of your basement. Water may also leak in through cracks in the middle of your walls, which is one of the more severe basement leaks.

Sewer Pipes

Smaller sewer pipe leaks are the most difficult to deal with because they can go undetected for so long. You may first notice a sewer pipe leak of this variety by seeing stains on walls below the drain, ceiling staining or even signs of mold formation.

Floor Cracks

Basement floor cracks are often the result of a home settling over time. Water can then leak into your basement through these cracks, or it can even enter as humidity that creates mold and mildew.

Sump Pumps

Lastly, sump pumps can fail for a number of reasons, including but not limited to poor installation, maintenance needs, clogged or frozen discharge lines, power failure, etc. 

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU CALL SERVPRO AJAX

A professional will arrive at your home, assess the damage and make recommendations about the best course of action. Our professionals also have the experience and tools needed to navigate the situation safely and ensure you get the quickest, most effective solutions for your unique situation.

Not only will SERVPRO Ajax know how to dry a wet basement, but we can also provide solutions that help prevent future issues and long-term damage.

Importance of Proper Drying within a Water-Damaged Home

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Importance of Proper Drying within a Water-Damaged Home

Sometimes water incidents occur on a smaller scale, such as a persistent leak from a faucet fixture that, over time, causes a spread of saturation throughout the walls, cabinetry, and flooring. Drying this damage thoroughly is critical to preventing secondary effects that could be detrimental to your home and its occupants.

Drying up water damage within your home begins with an assessment of the full scope of the damage.

Our SERVPRO technicians at SERVPRO Ajax undergo extensive training to earn their certifications in water damage restoration. Our education and ongoing training give us a unique advantage even in damage assessment to thoroughly inspect for potential concerns beyond easily-visible issues.

To accomplish the high-caliber restoration work that we do for every water damage project we begin, we rely on the advanced technologies from our franchise. These tools help to make the restoration process more efficient, and also offer the homeowner peace of mind that the job is getting done correctly.

Our thermal imagery and moisture detection equipment is a good example of this, as these tools help to show pockets of moisture the eye cannot see without tearing out materials unnecessarily.

The combined use of our air moving equipment and industrial-strength dehumidifiers can have a fast and deliberate effect on drying out your home. Air movers force water embedded into materials like the cabinetry and walls out into the air to get removed as a vapor by the dehumidification equipment.

Our goal is to provide fast and high quality restoration services for any water damage situation that might exist within your property or commercial business. You can trust our SERVPRO of Ajax and our technicians to utilize the full measure of their training and industry-leading equipment to resolve your water damage fast. 

Call SERVPRO of Ajax today. Let us help you with the dirty work!

Tel: 289-460-5124