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Tips for cooking with a fryer without causing a dangerous fire this Thanksgiving

11/14/2022 (Permalink)

Tips on how to deep fry a turkey safely When it comes to deep frying turkey, you want to take every precaution to keep your family and your home safe.

Thanksgiving is a time for family and holiday traditions including taste tested, Thanksgiving recipes. It's also a time where family members may want to join in the food preparation so fire safety is important. With the speed of deep-frying a turkey, the irresistible flavor, and juiciness that results, turkey frying has become a Thanksgiving tradition for some. But turkey fryers have the potential to cause fire and serious injury, which is why organizations like Underwriters Laboratories and the National Fire Protection Association advises against using them. If you plan to deep-fry your holiday bird, be sure you know how to safely use the fryer, and take these precautions to protect yourself, your guests and your home.

Tips to help prevent deep fried turkey accidents

  • Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
  • Make sure the turkey is thawed and dry before cooking. Ice or water that mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
  • Watch the weather. Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
  • Place the fryer on a level surface, and avoid moving it once it's in use.
  • Leave 2 feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid overfilling. Oil can ignite when it makes contact with the burner.
  • Choose a smaller turkey for frying. A bird that's 8 to 10 pounds is best; pass on turkeys over 12 pounds.
  • Never leave fryers unattended.
  • Purchase a fryer with temperature controls, and watch the oil temperature carefully. Cooking oil that is heated beyond its smoke point can catch fire. If you notice the oil is smoking, turn the fryer off.
  • Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  • Wear goggles to shield your eyes, use oven mitts to protect your hands and arms and keep an "ABC" or grease-rated fire extinguisher close by. Do not use water or a garden hose on a fire related to turkey fryers.
  • Skip the stuffing when frying turkey, and avoid water-based marinades.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  • Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner, place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.
  • Opt for an oil-less fryer. This uses infrared heat, rather than oil, to cook the turkey.

After your turkey is prepared, remember these Thanksgiving food safety tips to help ensure your family has a safe, enjoyable holiday

Ideas on how to prevent pipes from freezing

11/7/2022 (Permalink)

Burst Pipe Freezing and Bursting Pipes Due to Cold Temperatures

Frozen pipes could be a big problem and can be prevented.

In addition to conducting regular winter home maintenance, protecting pipes from freezing is important. Even a tiny crack in a pipe can spew hundreds of gallons of water causing flooding, damage to your furnace and serious structural damage. It also presents an immediate potential for mold.

Frozen water pipes are a problem in both cold and warmer climates, affecting families each winter. It can occur in homes with both plastic and copper pipes. By taking the preventative measures below, you may help reduce the risk of frozen water pipes and the resulting property damage.

Tips to help prevent pipes from freezing

The three central causes of frozen pipes are quick drops in temperature, poor insulation and thermostats set too low. You can prepare your home during the warmer months.

  • Insulate pipes. Pipe insulation in your home's crawl spaces and attic helps even if you live in a climate where freezing is uncommon. Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing. Remember, the more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be.
  • Use heat tape or heat cables. Heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables can be used to wrap pipes. Be sure to use products approved by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and only for the use intended (exterior or interior). Closely follow all manufacturer's installation and operation instructions.
  • Seal leaks. Locate and thoroughly seal leaks that allow cold air inside. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out.
  • Secure outdoor hoses, valves and faucets. Before winter hits, disconnect garden hoses and, if possible, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.
  • Let water drip. A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight when temperatures are cold, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
  • Adjust the thermostat. Keeping your thermostat set at the same temperature during both day and night also reduces the risk of frozen pipes. During extreme cold, this also helps reduce the strain on the furnace.
  • Open cabinet doors. This allows heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

5 Signs of Moisture Damage in Your Home

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

The professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta can help you detect and remove moisture damage in your home before it's too The professionals at SERVPRO are always available for a moisture damage estimate!

Throughout the years of providing water damage restoration services, we have found that moisture damage is common in many Atlanta homes without homeowners' awareness. Moisture damage can cause many problems in a home, including permanent structural damage. Therefore, identifying the five most common signs of moisture damage early on is essential to protect your home and prevent future issues. 

The five common signs of moisture damage are:

  1. Water stains or discoloration on walls, ceilings, or floors
  2. Peeling paint or wallpaper
  3. Growth of mold or mildew
  4. Warping or buckling of floors, walls, or ceilings
  5. Bug infestation                                                                                                                                                                        If you have any questions or want immediate water damage assistance, get in touch with SERVPRO of Mayes and Wagoner Counties. We are always here to help!

What is moisture damage?

Moisture damage is any water-related damage that can occur in your home, including damage caused by a leaky roof, a broken pipe, or flooding. If left untreated, moisture damage can cause permanent structural damage to your home and other significant problems.

The five most common signs of moisture damage

Now that you are familiar with what moisture damage is, let's take a closer look at the five most common signs that moisture damage has occurred in your home.

1) Water stains or discoloration on walls, ceilings, or floors

One of the most common signs of moisture damage is water stains or discoloration on walls, ceilings, or floors. If you notice any water stains in your home, it's crucial to investigate the cause and take steps to fix the issue. In addition, leaks usually cause water stains, so it's essential to find and repair the source of the leak as soon as possible.

2) Peeling paint or wallpaper

Another common sign of moisture damage is peeling paint or wallpaper. If you notice that the paint or wallpaper in your home is peeling, it's a good idea to check for moisture damage. Peeling paint or wallpaper can be caused by high humidity levels, so it's crucial to ensure that your home is well-ventilated.

3) Mold or mildew growth

Mold and mildew growth is another common sign of moisture damage. If you notice mold or mildew in your home, it's essential to take steps to remove it and prevent it from coming back. Mold and mildew can cause serious problems, so ensuring your home is clean and moisture-free is essential.

4) Warping or buckling of floors, walls, or ceilings

Warping or buckling floors, walls, or ceilings are another common sign of moisture damage. If you notice any warping or buckling in your home, it's crucial to investigate the cause and take steps to fix the issue. 

5) Bug infestation

A common sign of moisture damage is a bug infestation. If you notice bugs in your home, it's essential to take steps to remove them and prevent them from coming back. Bugs are attracted to moisture, so it's vital to ensure that your home is clean and free of moisture.

Preventing moisture damage

As you can see, moisture damage can cause many problems in your home. Keeping your home dry and well-ventilated is essential to prevent moisture damage. Some tips for preventing moisture damage include:

  • Fixing any leaks in your home as soon as possible.
  • Checking for moisture regularly and taking steps to dry wet areas.
  • Ventilating your home to reduce moisture buildup.
  • Using a dehumidifier to control humidity levels.
  • Keep gutters clean and free of debris.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Mayes and Wagoner Counties can help combat moisture damage

We covered a lot of information on moisture damage, including the common signs that moisture damage has occurred in your home. Those common signs are:

  1. Water stains or discoloration on walls, ceilings, or floors
  2. Peeling paint or wallpaper
  3. Growth of mold or mildew
  4. Warping or buckling of floors, walls, or ceilings
  5. Bug infestation

We also discussed ways to prevent moisture damage in your home because prevention is the number one best way to keep moisture damage from happening. However, if moisture damage occurs in your home, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Mayes and Wagoner Counties. 

SERVPRO of Mayes and Wagoner Counties is an IICRC accredited firm, and our team of professionals has the training and experience necessary to help you combat moisture damage. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year, so don't hesitate to contact us.

Fire Damage Restoration Process

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Restoration Fire Restoration and Cleaning Services

Call SERVPRO 24/7 in Mayes and Wagoner Counties for Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO® has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you give us a call. Our specialist will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us arrive quickly with the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, SERVPRO can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

SERVPRO uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

An Escape Route Could Save Your Life During a Fire

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning Do you have a fire escape plan at home?

Escape planning tips

  • Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes.  Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors. Also, mark the location of each smoke alarm.
  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code® requires interconnected smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • When you walk through your plan, check to make sure the escape routes are clear and doors and windows can be opened easily.
  • Choose an outside meeting place (i.e. neighbor's house, a light post, mailbox, or stop sign) a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they've escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.
  • Go outside to see if your street number is clearly visible from the road. If not, paint it on the curb or install house numbers to ensure that responding emergency personnel can find your home.
  • Have everyone memorize the emergency phone number of the fire department. That way any member of the household can call from a neighbor's home or a cellular phone once safely outside.
  • If there are infants, older adults, or family members with mobility limitations, make sure that someone is assigned to assist them in the fire drill and in the event of an emergency. Assign a backup person too, in case the designee is not home during the emergency
  • If windows or doors in your home have security bars, make sure that the bars have emergency release devices inside so that they can be opened immediately in an emergency. Emergency release devices won't compromise your security - but they will increase your chances of safely escaping a home fire.
  • Tell guests or visitors to your home about your family's fire escape plan. When staying overnight at other people's homes, ask about their escape plan. If they don't have a plan in place, offer to help them make one. This is especially important when children are permitted to attend "sleepovers" at friends' homes.
  • Be fully prepared for a real fire: when a smoke alarm sounds, get out immediately. Residents of high-rise and apartment buildings (PDF) may be safer "defending in place."
  • Once you're out, stay out! Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. If someone is missing, inform the fire department dispatcher when you call. Firefighters have the skills and equipment to perform rescues.

Put your plan to the test

  • Practice your home fire escape plan twice a year, making the drill as realistic as possible.
  • Make arrangements in your plan for anyone in your home who has a disability.
  • Allow children to master fire escape planning and practice before holding a fire drill at night when they are sleeping. The objective is to practice, not to frighten, so telling children there will be a drill before they go to bed can be as effective as a surprise drill.
  • It's important to determine during the drill whether children and others can readily waken to the sound of the smoke alarm. If they fail to awaken, make sure that someone is assigned to wake them up as part of the drill and in a real emergency situation.
  • If your home has two floors, every family member (including children) must be able to escape from the second floor rooms. Escape ladders can be placed in or near windows to provide an additional escape route. Review the manufacturer's instructions carefully so you'll be able to use a safety ladder in an emergency. Practice setting up the ladder from a first floor window to make sure you can do it correctly and quickly. Children should only practice with a grown-up, and only from a first-story window. Store the ladder near the window, in an easily accessible location. You don't want to have to search for it during a fire.
  • Always choose the escape route that is safest – the one with the least amount of smoke and heat – but be prepared to escape under toxic smoke if necessary. When you do your fire drill, everyone in the family should practice getting low and going under the smoke to your exit.
  • Closing doors on your way out slows the spread of fire, giving you more time to safely escape.
  • In some cases, smoke or fire may prevent you from exiting your home or apartment building. To prepare for an emergency like this, practice "sealing yourself in for safety" as part of your home fire escape plan. Close all doors between you and the fire. Use duct tape or towels to seal the door cracks and cover air vents to keep smoke from coming in. If possible, open your windows at the top and bottom so fresh air can get in. Call the fire department to report your exact location. Wave a flashlight or light-colored cloth at the window to let the fire department know where you are located.

Have Your Air Ducts Been Cleaned Recently?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

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Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

Proper ventilation helps improve indoor air quality. Ventilation can control indoor humidity and airborne contaminants, both of which either contribute to or act as hazards.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

Benefits of HVAC Air Duct Cleaning

  • A better-smelling home. Once you rid those air ducts of all that dust and nasty debris, you’ll probably notice that your home smells cleaner and fresher.
  • Fewer pests. A clean air duct offers very little appeal to nasty pests like spiders, roaches, and mice. Dirty air ducts provide these little buggers with a place to build a nest and to find food.
  • You’ll breathe easier. With clean air ducts, all of the tiny particles you can’t see will be reduced. Breathing in pollutants can cause you to feel sluggish and tired. Cleaner air makes it easier to breathe and should help to reduce any unwanted symptoms.
  • Your air conditioning system will last longer. You already know that you should change the air filter in your unit every month. But a clean duct system also frees it up from clogs and will allow air to flow more freely. The result? A longer-lasting, more powerful cooling and heating system.

SERVPRO of Mayes and Wagoner Counties professionals routinely inspects the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment, save money on repairs, and give you cleaner air to breathe. For additional information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today at 918-486-1055.

Lake & Boating Safety

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Boat on Grand Lake Boat on Grand Lake near Langley, Oklahoma

As a locally owned SERVPRO® Franchise, SERVPRO® of Mayes and Wagoner Counties is the leading storm damage restoration company serving the Coweta, Wagoner, Porter, Broken Arrow, Pryor, Chouteau, Locust Grove, Adair, Langley, Salina, Disney, Spavinaw, Okay, East Tulsa and Grand Lake areas with continuous coverage 24-hours a day, seven days a week. When severe weather damages a home or business, SERVPRO® technicians are ready to respond to any disaster and make it “Like it never even happened."

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, swimming, and fireworks. Today we will cover Lake and Water safety.

Oklahoma is home to over 200 lakes and over 1 million surface acres, perfect for boating, swimming, fishing and all kinds of water recreation. In our area we have five lakes, Grand Lake, Hudson Lake, Fort Gibson Lake, Spavinaw Lake and Lake Eucha.

And if you’ve been in Oklahoma for any amount of time, you know that this time of the year is lake time. But with that fun time in the water comes some safety tips that everyone should review.

When Swimming

  • Never swim alone.
  • Always wear a Coast Guard approved life vest. The USCG estimates that 76% of fatal accidents were the result of not wearing a life vest.
  • Make sure your life vest fits you properly.
  • Swim in designated areas.
  • Always supervise children.
  • Avoid using alcohol and drugs that can impair your motor skills.
  • Understand the lake currents where you’re at.
  • Know the weather conditions.
  • Do not dive into the water. Jumping from cliffs or bridges is dangerous due to shallow water, submerged rocks, trees, or other hazards.
  • Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Because of the time it might take for emergency services to arrive, your CPR skills can make a difference in saving someone's life.
  • Know the local weather conditions and forecast before swimming or boating. Strong winds and thunderstorms with lightning strikes are dangerous to swimmers and boaters.
  • Do not use air-filled or foam toys, such as water wings, noodles, or inner tubes, in place of life jackets. These are toys and are not designed to keep swimmers safe.

When Boating

  • Know the lake. Find a map of the lake you will be on and look out for dangerous spots, such as underwater structures, low water areas, areas prone to debris.
  • Understand signage and flags around the lake and docks.
  • Know the rules. Know the boating regulations for the area and state you are in.
  • Have your boat checked by a professional. It is good to have your boat checked over by a professional at least once per boating season.
  • Do a check of your boat before every time you go out. Check your motors, check the exterior of the boat.  Doing a general check each time will help eliminate problems once out on the water.
  • Use common sense. One of the most important parts of boating safety is to use your common sense.
  • Always operate your vessel at a safe speed,
  • Always stay alert not only of what is going on inside your boat but what is happening outside of it, this includes other watercraft, people, objects, etc.
  • Be aware of buoys and other navigational aids, all of which have been placed there to ensure your own safety.

Other Helpful Tips

  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and fluids while out on the lake to avoid heat stroke. Your body can dehydrate faster than you realize.
  • Pack sunscreen. Apply sunscreen often throughout the day to avoid serious sunburn.
  • Be aware of Carbon Monoxide poisoning while boating, especially if you are with a group of boats close together.
  • Keep your phone, keys, and wallet in a sealed plastic bag to keep them water safe.

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Firework Safety

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Firework Stand Firework Stand

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, swimming, and fireworks. Today we will cover Firework safety.

If not handled properly and safely, Fireworks can be extremely dangerous, causing bodily injury and even structure fires.

The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not to use any fireworks at home. They may be legal, but they are not safe.

In 2017, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Of these, 50% of the injuries were to children and young adults under age 20. Over two-thirds (67%) of injuries took place from June 16 to July 16. And while most of these incidents were due to amateurs attempting to use professional-grade, homemade or other illegal fireworks or explosives, an estimated 1,200 injuries were from less powerful devices like small firecrackers and sparklers.

Additionally, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and nearly 17,000 other fires.

If consumer fireworks are legal to buy where you live and you choose to use them, be sure to follow the following safety tips:

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks
  • Older children should use them only under close adult supervision
  • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
  • Never light them indoors
  • Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
  • Never ignite devices in a container
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire
  • Never use illegal fireworks


Every year, young children can be found along parade routes and at festivals with sparklers in hand, but sparklers are a lot more dangerous than most people think.

Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals. Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing, and children have received severe burns from dropping sparklers on their feet. According to the National Fire Protection Association, sparklers alone account for more than 25% of emergency room visits for fireworks injuries. For children under 5 years of age, sparklers accounted for nearly half of the total estimated injuries.

Consider using safer alternatives, such as glow sticks, confetti poppers or colored streamers.

The best choice might be to grab a blanket and a patch of lawn, kick back and let the experts handle the fireworks show.

Visit for Independence Day, Fourth of July and Firework shows near you.

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Grilling Summer Safety

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, swimming, and fireworks. Today we will cover Grilling safety.

Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker*, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there is an increased risk of home fires.

In 2014-2018, fire departments went to an annual average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues per year, including 3,900 structure fires and 4,900 outside or unclassified fires.

Grilling fire facts

July is the peak month for grill fires (18%), including both structures, outdoor or unclassified fires, followed by June (15%), May (13%) and August (12%).

In 2014-2018, an average of 19,700 patients per year went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.** Nearly half (9,500 or 48%) of the injuries were thermal burns, including both burns from fire and from contact with hot objects; 5,200 thermal burns, per year, were caused by such contact or other non-fire events.

Children under five accounted for an average of 2,000 or 39%, of the contact-type burns per year. These burns typically occurred when someone, often a child, bumped into, touched or fell on the grill, grill part or hot coals.

Gas grills were involved in an average of 8,900 home fires per year, including 3,900 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires annually. Leaks or breaks were primarily a problem with gas grills. Ten percent of gas grill structure fires and 22% of outside gas grill fires were caused by leaks or breaks.

Charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in 1,300 home fires per year, including 600 structure fires and 600 outside fires annually.

Here are 10 Do’s and Don’t Tips


  1. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your house. Farther is even better. This includes portions attached to your house like carports, garages and porches. Grills should not be used underneath wooden overhangs either, as the fire could flare up into the structure above. This applies to both charcoal and gas grills.
  1. Clean your grill regularly. If you allow grease and fat to build up on your grill, they provide more fuel for a fire. Grease is a major source of flare ups.
  1. Check for gas leaks. You can make sure no gas is leaking from your gas grill by making a solution of half liquid dish soap and half water and rubbing it on the hoses and connections. Then, turn the gas on (with the grill lid open.) If the soap forms large bubbles, that's a sign that the hoses have tiny holes or that the connections are not tight enough. Turn the main gas valve off after each use.
  1. Keep decorations away from your grill. Decorations like hanging baskets, pillows and umbrellas look pretty AND provide fuel for a fire. To make matters worse, today's decor is mostly made of artificial fibers that burn fast and hot, making this tip even more important.
  1. Keep a spray bottle of water handy. That way, if you have a minor flare-up, you can spray it with the water to instantly calm it. The bonus of this tip is that water won't harm your food, so dinner won't be ruined!
  1. Keep a fire extinguisher within a couple steps of your grill. And KNOW HOW TO USE IT. If you are unsure how to use the extinguisher, don't waste time fiddling with it before calling 911. Firefighters say many fire deaths occur when people try to fight a fire themselves instead of calling for expert help and letting the fire department do its job.


  1. Turn on the gas while your grill lid is closed. NEVER do this. It causes gas to build up inside your grill, and when you do light it and open it, a fireball can explode in your face.

  1. Leave a grill unattended. Fires double in size every minute. Plan so that all of your other food prep chores are done and you can focus on grilling.
  1. Overload your grill with food. This applies especially fatty meats. The basic reason for this tip is that if too much fat drips on the flames at once, it can cause a large flare-up that could light nearby things on fire.
  1. Use a grill indoors. People often think it will be safe to use a grill, especially a small one, indoors. NOT TRUE. In addition to the fire hazard, grills release carbon monoxide, the deadly colorless, odorless gas. That gas needs to vent in fresh air, or it can kill you, your family and pets.

For more information on fire or grill safety, visit

Source: NFPA's Applied Research. * Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA). **Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, queried in April 2016

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5/4/2021 (Permalink)

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SERPVRO® has been in business since 1967, has over 1,700 franchises all over the United States, 24-Hour Emergency service, detailed estimates and has trained technicians to meet every disaster need.

SERVPRO® specializes in Fire & Water – Cleanup @ Restoration.

SERVPRO® works with all residential, business, and commercial losses.

SERVPRO® offers a wide variety of professional services, from cleaning to restoration!


  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds.
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Deodorization
  • Biohazard and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism


  • Fire, Smoke and Soot
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold, Mitigation and Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Services


  • We have in house crews to take care of your reconstruction needs.
  • We can act as your general contractor to get you back in business.
  • We have a list of preferred vendors to use for every project.

SERVPRO® proves to be faster to the disaster with our Timely Assignment guarantee.

  • Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO® Franchise professional will contact you to arrange for service.
  • Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will be on site to start mitigation services.
  • Within eight hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the adjuster. Which means, with approval work will begin ASAP.

There are no more waiting days for a contractor to respond when every hour counts, SERVPRO® is Here to Help.

What about Insurance?

SERVPRO® is the preferred Cleanup & Restoration company for most major insurance company and works with all insurance companies. We work with your insurance company directly to expedite your claim to get you back into your home or business as quick as possible. Our technicians will give detailed estimates, generate comprehensive room-by-room inventories, and categorize what can be salvaged and what is non-salvage from your loss.

If necessary, our SERVPRO® professionals are trained to move out and store inventory properly for the cleaning and reconstruction process.

Our Technicians are Certified!  

Our technicians boast IICRC Certifications and go through continuing education classes to stay up to date on the latest tools, technology, and techniques.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)
  • Carpet Cleaning Technicians (CCT)
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT)
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT)
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD)

Advanced Technology!

SERVPRO® understands using the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claim loss expenses. Using the right tool for the job, combined with our trained technicians saves the homeowner time and money.

From Detection equipment, Extraction equipment, Air Moving equipment, Dehumidification equipment and Deodorization equipment SERVPRO® has it all to ensure the right tool for the job.   

If you have any questions, call your SERVPRO® of Mayes and Wagoner Counites, 918-486-1055. 24/7 Emergency Response.  Always FREE Estimates for any job.

SERVPRO® of Mayes and Wagoner Counties specializes in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration.

SERVPRO® has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.