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Tornado information

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

  • April, May and June are the peak months for tornadoes in the United States.
  • Intense tornadoes are more likely to occur during the spring.
  • Many of the worst tornado outbreaks have struck in April or May.

April kicks off what is typically the most active and dangerous three-month period of the year for tornadoes in the United States.

Strong tornadoes can occur in any month, as we saw in early March when 23 people were killed by an EF4 twister in Lee County, Alabama. But weather history shows April, May and June are the months with the most potential of having both the greatest number of tornadoes and the most intense tornadoes in a given year.

https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/2018-03-27-april-may-june-tornadoes-peak-months

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We made the paper!

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We made the paper! SERVPRO of North Arlington goes to Oklahoma

SERVPRO of North Arlington made the paper! No matter where you are SERVPRO of North Arlington is ready to hep make you feel “Like it never even happened.” We were called out to Oklahoma for a commercial fire, when we received the call, we immediately loaded our trucks and headed out. We are faster to any size disaster. Our customers can rest well knowing that our technicians are highly trained and certified to handle their fire damage 24 hours a day 7 days a week. SERVPRO of North Arlington knows that every hour spent restoring your business is an hour of lost revenue, we want to get you back to pre-fire conditions as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of North Arlington is here for all of your restoration needs.  

Maintain and understand your indoor plumbing systems

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerator ice makers. You may also want to invest in a water leak monitoring and shut-off system that can alert you to any leakage issues. Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks, and replace them all every five to seven years.

  • Inspect showers and tubs.Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.
  • Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home. A damaged hose or a burst pipe can send water racing into your home. Being able to locate and shut off the main water supply quickly will save stress, money and time.
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system. This will protect against the increased pressure caused by freezing pipes and can help prevent your pipes from bursting.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

 https://www.iii.org/article/how-protect-your-home-water-damage

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Repair and protect your home's exterior

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

                                                                Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage.

  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged and aging shingles and make necessary repairs.
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems to be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.
  • Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof.

https://www.iii.org/article/how-protect-your-home-water-damage

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Tornado warnings in DFW

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Storms are already firing up to the northwest of Fort Worth and severe weather will likely reach the Dallas-Fort Worth area later on Wednesday.

tornado warning has already been issued for portions of Archer and Baylor counties, about 110 miles northwest of Fort Worth. About 125 miles northwest of Fort Worth, a tornado warning was also in effect for Throckmorton and Haskell counties.

severe thunderstorm watch was also in effect for counties northwest of Fort Worth, including Wise, Palo Pinto and Jack counties until 8 p.m.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article229911089.html

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Administrative Professional Day!

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day and Administrative Professionals Week are widely observed in many workplaces in the United States and other countries around the world. Many employers and supervisors arrange events to show their appreciation of the work carried out by administrative professionals, to highlight their importance to the organization and to enhance their work-related skills.

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/administrative-professionals-day

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Jesus is the Reason

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Community Jesus is the Reason Remember Jesus is the Reason

Many people in different countries celebrate the anniversary of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, and death on the Friday before Easter Sunday.  This is an observance that involves people fasting and praying. Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or midday to 3pm, to remember the hours when Jesus hung on the cross. Many churches also observe the day by re-enacting the procession of the cross as in the ritual of the Stations of the Cross, which depicts the final hours of Jesus’ life.

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/good-friday

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Avoid soggy disasters

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is one of the most common and costliest disasters your home can experience, costing billions of dollars annually. Safeguard your most important asset against water damage with the right insurance coverage and the following practical advice.

 Prevent basement water seepage

  • Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you've never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
  • Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall potentially through any cracks.
  • Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilitiesand install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.

https://www.iii.org/article/how-protect-your-home-water-damage

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Tornado season

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

It’s that time of year to start worrying about the spring storm season. And one private weather forecaster, AccuWeather, is predicting a higher frequency of severe storm risks in Tornado Alley, which will include parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is often considered to be on the southern end of Tornado Alley, though one study has suggested it may be shifting eastward.

“We believe that the more traditional severe weather region of the central and southern Plains will have a higher potential for tornadoes and severe weather more frequently than they have experienced on average the past three years,” Paul Pastelok, AccuWeather’s Lead Long-Range Meteorologist, said in a news release.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article226799754.html

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Water damage is stressful let SERVPRO take that stress away

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

When your home is faced with water damage, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Your initial stress will probably result from the fact that your pipe just burst and your basement is flooding, or that your faucet has been leaking for weeks without your knowledge and you can’t possibly wrap your head around how you didn’t notice. After that initial stress sinks in, further stress arrives around damage control, as you scramble around your house trying to reduce the harm currently being done to your home. While a million different thoughts are running around in your head, it can be difficult to focus on what you should be doing. In order to know what you should be doing, it is important to identify what type of water leak you have.

https://wateruseitwisely.com/what-to-do-when-you-have-a-water-leak/

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