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Trick-or Treating Safety
Kids dressed in their Halloween costumes, with their pumpkin baskets to be filled with candy.
Kids look forward to October because of Halloween. They get to go trick-or-treating and collect heaping bags of candy. But there are some safety measures that need to be put in place first to make sure everyone has a fun and safe night. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Don’t go out alone – Any child 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Pin a piece of paper inside the child’s pocket with their name, address, and phone number in case you get separated. Encourage older children to go with friends, or friends and their parents. Make sure someone in the group has a flashlight with fresh batteries.
Set Ground Rules – If your child will be going trick-or-treating without you, make sure they communicate where they will be, and that they stay with their friends. Make sure they know not to go into houses or cars for a treat, and to only visit houses that are clearly lit.
Inspect treats before eating - Make sure your child eats dinner before going out. Explain to them to not eat any pieces of candy until you can inspect them. Discard anything that’s not sealed, is torn, or anything that looks questionable.
Ration the loot - Keep an eye out for how much your child eats, and don’t let them keep their candy in their rooms.
We hope you and your family have a safe Halloween this year!!!
IICRC Certified Firm
All water damages are unique in their own way. Many factors can vary, from where it originated to what it has affected. Water seems to have a mind of its own, and its migration patterns through your home or office can be unpredictable. Water loves to follow cracks in the foundation and tack strip. It even likes to hide in paint bubbles. So it's our job as a IICRC Technicians to find where the water is hiding, and figure out what class the loss is.
If you have ever end up having a water damage in your home or business in Casper, Wyoming, or the surrounding towns, SERVPRO of Casper is here for you. SERVPRO of Casper technicians are trained and certified to make sure the job is done right. We have all the latest tools, and technology to locate any water that maybe hidden in your walls or floor. When we arrive at a loss, we go over the extent of the damage, and a step by step process on what we will be doing. We use IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) Classification to determine the significant of the loss.
Here are the different types of IICRC Classifications and what it would mean for you.
Class One: Limited Intrusion
This is the smallest type of water damage you can get. Which is the smallest amount of water in your house. There will be minimal damage to walls, and contents. Depending on the location and the affected materials, just a few air movers and a dehumidifier will be used to dry out your structure.
Class Two: Water Damage with Some Spread
This is when the water has gone and soaked into the walls materials, such as baseboards, drywall, insulation, and concrete. It will have spread through out the room or multiple rooms. The water will have soaked into the floors materials such as carpet, pad, and either wood, or concrete sub-floor. With this kind of loss air movers and dehumidifier will be used to dry out your structure.
Class Three: Large Spread with Heavy Saturation
This is when the all materials such as ceilings, walls, insulation, caret and sub-floors are all saturated. The walls will be we at least 2 feet high. With this kind of loss we would use air movers, a dehumidifier.
This class is for specialty drying. It's for materials that take specialty equipment. Materials such as hardwood floor, brick, stone, and plaster walls. In some cases the drying may take a little bit longer. With this kind of loss we would use air movers, dehumidifier, possibly a floor mat system.
When your home or business has been affected by a water damage. Calling in the professionals at SERVPRO of Casper to respond quickly and assess the loss is an important part of the restoration process. All SERVPRO of Casper crew chiefs are IICRC Certified. Water damages don't care what's going on in your life, or what time of day it is, so we are here for you 24/7, 365 days a year.
Winter Safety Traveling Tips
Safety is everyone's job.
Winter Traveling Tips:
No matter what job if its from cleaning your carpets or need your water damage mitigated, we will travel to you whether you live in Casper or in another town. With traveling from town to town or even staying local there is always risks especially in the winter. So we here at SERVPRO of Casper train, talk, and check in with our employees, to make sure they have everything they need to be safe on their travels. And so when they are traveling in their own vehicles they know what to do in case of an emergency.
Winter Driving Tips:
- Don't drive while you are fatigued
- Never run your vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage
- Be sure your tires are inflated to the right pressure
- Do not use your cruise control
- Use your seat belt every time you get into your car
- Be sure to make sure someone knows where you're going before you leave.
- Be sure your vehicle has a full tank of gas
- Make sure you allow yourself exta time to reach your destination
Stock Your Vehicle:
- Snow shovel, broom, and ice scraper
- Abrasive material such as sand or kitty litter
- Jumper cables, flashlight, and warning devices such as flares, and markers
- Blankets, extra set of clothes and coats
- Cell phone with charger, water, food, and any necessary medicine.
In Case Of An Emergency:
- Stay with you car
- Put bright markers on your antenna or window, keep the interior dome light turned on
- Run your car for short periods of time; just enough to stay warm
You can never be too careful when it comes to traveling in the winter. By following these tips, if an emergency should happen, you will know how to handle it safely.
We here at SERVPRO of Casper want to wish everyone safe travels for the holidays.