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Omaha Metro Area - Smoke Free Housing Summit

5/23/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sarpy County at the Omaha Metro Area Smoke Free Housing Summit

SERVPRO of Sarpy County recently participated in the Smoke Free Housing Summit, hosted by Tobacco Free Sarpy (TFS) and the Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC). The event was attended by several multiple family housing providers in the Omaha Metro area and featured presentations and discussion on the costs and benefits of transitioning communities to smoke free living.

SERVPRO of Sarpy County provided a presentation on the cost of mitigating fires in multi-family housing.

SERVPRO of Sarpy County provides emergency cleanup of fire, water, mold and sewage throughout the metro area.

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Summer Safety Tips

6/29/2015 (Permalink)

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks displays; but along with all the festivities are plenty of visits to emergency rooms-especially during July.

In 2013, eight people died and about 11,400 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  In addition to causing injury, fireworks are also responsible for thousands of house fires each year with millions of dollars in property damage.

There is nothing like firing up the grill during the summer months!  Did you know, July is the peak month for grills fires?  A backyard barbecue can become dangerous quickly if proper safety precautions aren't considered.  SERVPRO of Sarpy County wants you to have an enjoyable and safe summer.  Consider the following tips to ensure your summer celebrations are disaster-free!

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • When using a charcoal grill, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear.
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.  Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire.  Children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over, as they may still be active.
  • The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.