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National Influenza Vaccination Week
Starting in 2005, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) established the National Influenza Vaccination week “to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.”
In 2018, by the end of November only about 41% of the recommended US population had been vaccinated. If you’ve already gotten the flu, you can still get vaccinated to protect you against other strands of the flu, according to the CDC. People with high risk of complications from the flu include young children, pregnant women,people with certain chronic health conditions and people over the age of 65, and should get vaccinated. Although anyone is at risk of getting the flu, for high-risk people, hospitalization or death is more likely than for others. According to the CDC, “flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.”
Get a flu shot today to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Contact SERVPRO of Plano if you need your home or business sanitized.
Enjoy your Summer and Celebrate Safely
Summer is a time to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends,but it is also important to keep safety in mind throughout the Summer.
Consider the following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association to keep you and your family safe all summer long.
When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbecue grills; do not add fluid after coals have been lit.n When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connection is tight; check hoses for leaks.
Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks. Always build a campfire downwind from the tent area.
Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your fire. Extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite.
Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline)away from your tent and campfire and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.
SERVPRO of Plano wishes you a safe and happy summer!
SERVPRO of Plano celebrates National Flag Day
U.S. Flag Day
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, 110 is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the president's discretion to officially proclaim the observance. On June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale. New York Statutes designate the second Sunday in June as Flag Day, a state holiday.
Perhaps the oldest continuing Flag Day parade is in Fairfield, Washington. Beginning in 1909 or 1910, Fairfield has held a parade every year since, with the possible exception of 1918, and celebrated the "Centennial" parade in 2010, along with some other commemorative events. Appleton, Wisconsin, claims to be the oldest National Flag Day parade in the nation, held annually since 1950.
Show you'r pride by displaying you'r flag!
SERVPRO has the right Technology
Technology can now be a vital tool in preparing for emergencies or disasters, as well as during or after to stay informed of the situation and in communication with others.
From common technology you already use on a day-to-day basis to taking a few extra steps to prepare, the following will help you be ready in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Store Information Online There are many places to store important information securely online. Services like Google Drive and Dropbox offer free way to store different types of files, from a Word document to images of important documents. Ready.gov suggests saving an electronic version of insurance policies, identification documents, medical records, and information on your pets, if necessary. Follow the News Stay informed by following agencies such as FEMA, local news channels, and local government on Twitter for the most up-to-date information in a disaster situation. You can also alert first responders if a rescue is needed through Twitter. Mark Yourself Safe The American Red Cross offers a Safe & Well check-in site to list yourself as safe or find family and friends in situations where communication is difficult to establish. Facebook also has a feature called Safety Check that is activated after natural disasters or a crisis. You will receive a notification from Facebook if you’re located in the affected area at that time. Get in Touch Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in your phone and e-mail for communication with family, friends, business contacts, and others whom you may need to get in contact with before, during, or after a disaster. Charge Up Keep a portable charger in your car and home in case of an emergency. You may need to recharge this from time to time, but you can also buy solar-powered chargers as well. Get an Emergency READY Profile® SERVPRO of Plano is proud to offer Emergency READY Profiles® (ERP) for free at ready.SERVPRO.com to help prepare you, your property, or your business for an emergency. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® for your property or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your property or business. Put help in the palm of your hand with the Ready Plan App.
Get in touch with SERVPRO of Plano today for more information on developing an ERP for your property or business.
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SERVPRO Celebrates National Vietnam Veterans Day
"The Vietnam War is a story of service members of different backgrounds, colors, and creeds who came together to complete a daunting mission.
It is a story of Americans from every corner of our Nation who left the warmth of family to serve the country they loved. It is a story of patriots who braved the line of fire, who cast themselves into harm's way to save a friend, who fought hour after hour, day after day to preserve the liberties we hold dear. From Ia Drang to Hue, they won every major battle of the war and upheld the highest traditions of our Armed Forces."
SERVPRO of Plano wants to Thank all Veterans for their service and for paying the ultimate price for everyone.
SERVPRO of Plano offers Post-Construction Cleaning Services
What is Post Construction Cleaning?
Post construction cleaning is preformed after any reconstruction work is done at your home or business.
Your local SERVPRO professional provides fast,thorough services to help ensure your post-construction cleanup gets done quickly as possible. And do not forget, SERVPRO Professionals provide 24-hour emergency mitigation, clean up and restoration services for Water, Mold and Smoke Damages.
SERVPRO also Provides Dehumidification as part of our Post-Construction service. If you think you might need to deal with a moister issue, let us give you the help you need. We are trained to respond quickly and to do the job right the first time.
The first impression you make is when your buyer opens the door to their new home for the first time. Rely on SERVPRO of Plano to make you look great!
Call SERVPRO of Plano for a free detailed estimate today at : 972-403-9004
Turkey Fryer Tips from SERVPRO of Plano
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With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I’m sure most of you have already started planning and prepping for the big feast. Every Thanksgiving meal revolves around the turkey and there are numerous tried-and- true recipes out there, but if I had my pick a juicy fried turkey is where it’s at.
Here are some tips so your Thanksgiving festivities don’t end disastrous:
- Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages, and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
- Make sure the turkey is fully thawed and dry before cooking. Water that mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
- 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 two 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 a grease-rated fire extinguisher close by.
- 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.
- Do not pour oil down the sink drain or disposal.
- Opt for an oil-less fryer. This uses infrared heat, rather than oil, to cook the turkey.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!