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Spring cleaning time

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

As we are all ready to get rid of these cold and frigid months.  

Here comes Spring Cleaning time.

Some might see it as getting rid of clutter others might think it’s a total pain…But keep in mind it is not ONLY about cleaning the contents in your  home.

It is also time to check electrical devices and outdoor products for safety.

We talk a lot about fire safety during the fall and winter, which makes sense given all the indoor and outdoor fires, space heaters, and holiday lights that tend to show up when it’s cold.

But now that it’s getting warmer, there are still plenty of ways to make sure fire protection is in your spring cleaning routine.

We at SERVPRO of Piscataway would like to share some tips in helping out in this process

  1. Make sure your smoke and carbon dioxide monitors are blown out for the dust that could have collected over the winter months. Also it is good to perform a monthly check by pressing the test button assuring the batteries are good.
  2. The leading cause of fires caused in home is the Clothes Dryer and failure to clean them. So as many people think “I will clean lint trap on the next load” it is important to make sure it is cleaned each and every dry cycle. Also check the drum to make sure excess lint has not fallen in. Make sure the dryer area is clear of flammable products such as cleaning products  and cardboard boxes.
  3. Nothing says Spring and Summer quite like “Grilling” Make sure you clean your grill very well in between uses for less grease fires that can occur if not properly cleaned, always check drip pan for excess grease.  Before you turn on grill check that all connections are secure and that there are no frayed connection wires.  If you turn on your tank and smell “GAS” immediately turn tank off.  If using a charcoal grill make sure the coals are completely cooled down and throw away in a metal container.

 If you may have any concerns or just have a quick question feel free to contact us

SERVPRO of Piscataway


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