Prepping your Home for the Upcoming Winter Months
Now that fall is officially here, it's time to prepare your home for cold weather. These steps, most of which you can do yourself, will help lower your utility bills and protect your investment.
Some tips could include;
- If your ceiling fan has a reverse switch, use it to run the fan's blades in a clockwise direction after you turn on your heat. Energy Star says the fan will produce an updraft and push down into the room heated air from the ceiling (remember, hot air rises). This is especially helpful in rooms with high ceilings -- and it might even allow you to turn down your thermostat by a degree or two for greater energy savings.
-If your home had lots of icicles last winter -- or worse, ice dams, which can cause meltwater to back up and flow into your house -- take steps to prevent potential damage this year. You will be happy you did!
-Turn of exterior faucets;
Undrained water in pipes can freeze, which will cause pipes to burst as the ice expands. Start by disconnecting all garden hoses and draining the water that remains in faucets.
Check and repair weather stripping before winter hits. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/essential-guide-to-weatherstripping
American Red Cross Fire Prevention Month
Hooray! It’s ALMOST - American Red Cross Fire Prevention Month! For the whole month of October, we are going to help you celebrate by learning more on how to prevent and prepare for home fires with the American Red Cross. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire.
SERVPRO Honors Local Business for Outstanding Revenue Performance
SERVPRO, an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services, recognized Vincent Lagrassa and Antonio Lagrassa of SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann with the PRESIDENT's Silver award for outstanding revenue performance. The Awards event took place at the company's 46th Annual Convention, held July 6 to July 10 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The event attracted a record-setting group of more than 2,700 Franchise owners and key employees.
"Winning this award requires a partnership between the dedicated team at SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann and our franchisor SERVPRO," said Vincent Lagrassa, SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann owner. "We contribute by working hard to earn the trust and respect of home and business owners in our community. SERVPRO backs us up by providing us with the tools, training, and knowledge to help us maintain our leadership position in our industry. Together, we are ready at a moment's notice to step in with the highest level of professional assistance when disaster strikes."...