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Stay safe this holiday season

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

holidays for happy memories not for scary memories - image of burnt kitchen Kitchen fires can destroy a home, play it safe this holiday keep a close eye on all your holiday cooking

The holiday season is upon us and our ovens and stoves are going to be used more often than any other time of the year. Our gatherings may be different this year than previous years but they still can bring joyous lasting memories. We here at SERVPRO want to encourage safety and habits to help the memories be the happy holiday kind.  This holiday season please remember to practice safety while cooking. In a study between 2013-2017, 27% of reported fires occurred in homes. Most home fires and fire casualties result from five causes: cooking, heating, electrical distribution and lighting equipment, intentional fire setting, and smoking materials. Sadly, 79% of fire related deaths and 73% of all fire-related injuries occurred from home fires. Remarkably, US fire departments responded to an estimated average of 354,400 home structure fires per year, which resulted in an annual average of 2,620 civilian deaths, 11,220 civilian fire injures, and $6.9 billion in direct property damage. Over the five-year period of 2013-2017, cooking was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Be sure to follow fire safety tips such as installing smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms, and outside sleeping areas. Test these smoke alarms every month. Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year. If a fire occurs in your home, get out, stay out, and call for help.

Locally owned, Island loving, Kamaina team

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Local team ready to help 24 -7 local team ready to help with fire, water, mold, biohazard.

SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is a locally-owned and operated business. Many of our team members have called the island home for their whole lives and come from generations of island living. Our team is dedicated to working hard to take care of our clients after disaster strikes. After we have taken all measures to put our client's lives back on track, we can take a moment to give thanks for this beautiful place we call home. We here at SERVPRO of Central Honolulu know how fortunate we are to live in this amazing place. We are here to malama around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, because we know, whether it’s a water intrusion from a broken appliance or water supply line, wind-driven rain from a nasty winter rainstorm, flooding from King’s tide, or even a sewage back up, the professionals at SERVPRO can restore your property "Like it never even happened." Our professionals can also assist with fire, smoke, mold, or even biohazard disasters as well. Call today to schedule an inspection.

Rescue is on its way

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Help is on the way The rescue team headed to Kona to get a client back in operations after a confirmed COVID case

SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is standing by ready to help! We received a call from a trusting client on a neighboring island. The call was for an emergency COVID-19 clean-up in a large warehouse. The client operated out of a Kona located Facility.  This particular phone call came on Thursday at 3 pm. The customer needed his 45,000 square foot warehouse cleaned by 6 am the next morning. 

Our rescue team organized by David Wu our general manager began to mobilized our team.  Our rescue team left for Kona within hours after received the desperate call for help. After working a full day here on Oahu our rescue team arrived in Kona and cleaned overnight and into the morning to meet the needs of our client. The photo you see here is a picture of our rescue team being shuttled back to the airport to catch their early morning flight back to Oahu after the very long night.

Were recognize the importance of immediate response when it comes to preventing business interruptions. The loss of one day of business to some of our clients can equal the loss of tens of thousands of dollars in sales. These types of emergencies are never planned for, but when they happen we are ready and able to help. Our products used for COVID-19 cleaning are EPA approved and our team IICRC certified, thus giving our clients the confidence needed to safely reopen for business.

With COVID-19 cases still on the rise, it's always nice to know who to call when you need the job done by a professional team.

Pack-Out

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Pack Out We take all precaution necessary to protect your belongings

Part of the restoration process can involve the complete reconstruction of a home or a section of a home. This can require added measures over and above just remediation. Space is not always an option here in Oahu, so the professionals here at SERVPRO offer pack-out services. What this entails is careful packing and inventorying of personal contents, that will then be stored off-site in a climate-controlled storage unit until reconstruction is completed.  This type of service could be used when flooring needs to be removed and replaced, when asbestos abatement needs to be performed and the contents need to be relocated to avoid cross-contamination, or when a large demolition needs to be performed such as a ceiling removal. The professionals at SERVPRO will carefully pack items to be stored short-term or long-term depending on the situation.  Call today to see if SERVPRO can help speed up your reconstruction process.