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Manteniéndose Seguro en el Calor: Consejos para Proteger su Hogar y Familia Durante las Olas de Calor del Verano

July 22, 2024

Manteniéndose Seguro en el Calor: Consejos para Proteger su Hogar y Familia Durante las Olas de Calor del Verano

A medida que el verano se calienta, es crucial proteger su hogar y seres queridos de las altas temperaturas. Aquí están los consejos esenciales para enfrentar el calor y mantenerse seguro: Mantenga Su Hogar Fresco Use Ventiladores y Aire Acondicionado: Asegúrese de que sus sistemas de enfriamiento funcionen eficientemente. Use ventiladores para circular el aire y considere usar aire acondicionado durante las horas de calor más intenso. Cierre Cortinas y Persianas: Mantenga las cortinas y ...

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When Is Tornado Season?

July 15, 2024

When Is Tornado Season?

Tornados are one of the most devastating weather events Mother Nature throws our way.  A 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri resulted in 161 deaths, over 1,000 injuries, and billions of dollars in damage. Two years later, a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma caused 24 deaths and destroyed hundreds of homes and public buildings, including schools. The impact of tornado damage underscores the importance of emergency preparedness, early warning systems, and restoration and recovery in the ...

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Staying Safe in the Heat: Tips to Protect Your Home and Family During Summer Heatwaves

July 15, 2024

Staying Safe in the Heat: Tips to Protect Your Home and Family During Summer Heatwaves

As summer heats up, it’s crucial to safeguard your home and loved ones from the scorching temperatures. Here are essential tips to beat the heat and stay safe: Keep Your Home Cool Use Fans and Air Conditioning: Ensure your cooling systems are working efficiently. Use fans to circulate air and consider using air conditioning during peak heat hours. Close Curtains and Blinds: Keep curtains and blinds closed during the hottest part of the day ...

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Emergency Preparedness for Summer: What to Do After a Fire or Flood

July 8, 2024

Emergency Preparedness for Summer: What to Do After a Fire or Flood

Experiencing a fire or flood can be devastating, especially during summer, when extreme weather can increase these risks. Knowing what steps to take immediately after such events can make a significant difference in minimizing damage and ensuring safety for you and your loved ones. Here’s a guide to help you navigate these emergencies, focusing on how DRYmedic in Portland can assist with their 24/7 emergency response. 1. Ensure Safety First After a fire ...

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Celebrating Safely: Portland's Best Firework Shows and Home Firework Safety Tips

July 3, 2024

Celebrating Safely: Portland's Best Firework Shows and Home Firework Safety Tips

As July approaches, many Portland residents are excitedly preparing for Independence Day celebrations. Fireworks have always been a staple of these festivities, but safety and environmental concerns have significantly changed how we celebrate. For 2024, Portland has implemented a complete ban on personal fireworks. This decision aims to reduce fire risks and protect our community, especially during the hot and dry summer. You can read more about the ban on the official Portland Fire & Rescue ...

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Understanding the Hidden Dangers of Soot After a House Fire

July 1, 2024

Understanding the Hidden Dangers of Soot After a House Fire

House fires are devastating events that leave behind more than just charred remains and lost memories. Soot is among the many hazards that linger long after the flames have been extinguished. This fine, black powdery substance can infiltrate every corner of your home, posing significant health risks and complicating the recovery process. Let’s talk about what soot is, what it looks and smells like, why it’s dangerous, and how a professional restoration company ...

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White Mold vs. Black Mold, Health Risks, and Remediation

June 15, 2024

White Mold vs. Black Mold, Health Risks, and Remediation

It doesn’t take much for mold to thrive – all it needs is moisture, and it can spread quickly.  Yet not all mold is created equal. Let’s dive into the different types of mold, including the differences between white mold and black mold, and the health risks you should be aware of when it comes to black mold.   Understanding Mold Types Molds are a diverse group of fungi that can be found in various ...

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When is Hurricane Season?

June 1, 2024

When is Hurricane Season?

Navigating Hurricane Season Hurricanes are one of nature’s most devastating events, bringing high winds and storm surge that can cause loss of life and severe property damage.   We’re delving into when peak hurricane season starts, how hurricanes form, and what you can expect if a hurricane strikes your property – and who you can turn to for help.  When is Hurricane Season? Peak hurricane season typically varies depending on the region. In the Atlantic ...

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Qué hacer cuando descubres moho en tu hogar

May 20, 2024

Qué hacer cuando descubres moho en tu hogar

Descubrir moho en tu hogar puede ser preocupante, pero con el enfoque adecuado, puedes abordar el problema de manera efectiva. Aquí tienes una guía paso a paso para ayudarte a combatir el moho y recuperar tu hogar: 1. Evalúa la situación Comienza evaluando la extensión del crecimiento de moho. Toma nota del tamaño del área afectada y si parece ser superficial o más extensa, posiblemente oculta detrás de paredes o pisos. Aunque no todo el ...

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What to Do When You've Discovered Mold in Your Home

May 16, 2024

What to Do When You've Discovered Mold in Your Home

Discovering mold in your home can be concerning, but with the right approach, you can tackle the issue effectively. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you combat mold and reclaim your home: 1. Assess the Situation Begin by evaluating the extent of the mold growth. Take note of the size of the affected area and whether it appears to be surface-level or more extensive, potentially hiding behind walls or flooring. While not all mold ...

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