Today in History - August 3rd
1492 - Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain, with three ships. The voyage led him to what is now known as the Americas.
1900 - Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. was founded.
1933 - The Mickey Mouse Watch was introduced for the price of $2.75.
1949 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) was formed. The league was formed by the merger between the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League.
2004 - In New York, the Statue of Liberty re-opened to the public. The site had been closed since the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001.
Wild Fire Help - From Red Cross
Wildfires rage through California
A wildfire can spread quickly across forests and fields, giving you little time to evacuate to safety. Drought, dry conditions, and the careless use of fire all contribute to increased risk of wildfire. Get the facts about wildfires and learn what to do to keep you loved ones safe!
1. Listen to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest wildfire information.
2. Be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice.
3. Check your emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications or medical supplies. Keep it in the car.
4. Arrange for temporary housing at a friend or relative's house outside the threatened area. Identify nearby shelter sites and know you routes to get there.
STAYING SAFE OUTDOORS
If you are trapped, crouch in a pond, river or pool.
Do not put we clothing or bandanas over your mouth or nose. Moist air causes more damage to airways than dry air at the same temperature.
If there is no body of water:
*Look for shelter in a cleared area or among a bed of rocks.
*Lie flat, face down and cover your body with soil.
*Breathe the air close to the ground to avoid scorching your lungs or inhaling smoke.
SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is here to help in any disaster situation. Call us at 661-326-8422.
For Homeowners, putting out a FIRE can be worse than the FIRE ITSELF.
A backdraft of emotions often sweeps over the homeowners after a fire ravages a home. Fear, uncertainty, stress and doubt about the future of the property can overwhelm the homeowner long after the flames have been extinguished and the smoke has cleared.
So after the first wave of heroes have rescued the property, let SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield help you to restore it. With the industry-approved training to employ rapid response, the utmost professionalism, cutting-edge technology and open communication, we strive to restore not only the home, but the customer's peace of mind, as well.
So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the damage youself, call the fire damage cleanup and restoration professionals at 661-326-8422.
Emergency Fire Damage Tips for the Insured
Let SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield help with any Fire, Smoke and Soot cleanup.
* Limit movement in the home to prevent further damage.
* Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on carpeted traffic areas to prevent more soiling.
* If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
* wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets and appliances then protect with a light coating of lubricant.
* Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield.
* Do not attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield.
* Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire or water without consulting a repair service.
Call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield at 661-326-8422 to handle any fire and/or smoke and soot damage.
Let SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield help with your rental properties.
At SERVPRO, our priority is returning damaged property and items to preloss condition.
Whether natural or man-made, a disaster at one of your client's facilities needs to be handled by experienced professionals who understand the importance of your tenants' safety. At SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield, our teams are experienced in helping manage both commercial and multi-family properties during the recovery process while maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants. Our professionals work hard and fast to minimize the interruption for your tenant's daily operations. SERVPRO is a reliable resource when an emergency occurs at your properties. SERVPRO responds fast and works with the property owner/property manager to get tenants back to their lives.
Call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield at 661-326-8422 for more information.
At SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield, our number one priority is getting your business back in operation as quickly as possible.
When disaster strikes your store, you need the expertise of a specialized team who is experienced in limited business interruption. At SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield, we are able to work around unaffected areas and after hours to allow you to continue your business operations. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is experienced in working with retailers to make sure that all merchandise and structure materials are restored to preloss condition and you get back to normal retail operations.
Call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield for information or help with any disaster help at 661-326-8422. We are available 24/7 for all of your disaster needs and/or questions.
Heat wave to continue with highs at or near 110 through Friday 6/23
Bakersfield set to break heat record set in 1973.
This day in 1973, Bakersfield topped out at 110 degrees.
Bakersfield has been experiencing record breaking heat since Monday, with todays high set to top 110 degrees. The National Weather Service has extended its excessive heart warning through Friday due to temperatures expected between 105 and 115 degrees.
There are many dangers to prolonged exposure to excessive heat which includes potentially life-threatening impacts such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
Voluntary electricity conversation is being asked for between the hours of 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Customers can help prevent power outages by turning off all unnecessary lights and using major appliances before 2 p.m. and after 9 p.m.
Remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is "Faster to any Disaster"
The Highway Fire which is burning west of Bodfish has burned 1500 acres so far. It is only 50 percent contained.
When a wildfire takes control of your life, we help you take it back.
The cleanup afterwards is just as important.
Wildfires can strike almost anywhere. A wildfire can cause more than just the damage that you see. If fire damages your property, it can throw your life into chaos, SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield are dedicated to restoring you damaged property back to preloss condition and helping your life get back to normal.
Even if you property didn't suffer fire damage, there may be soot particles and residues left to clean up. If cleaned improperly, the odor and effects can linger long after the fire has been put out. From the structure itself to the contents inside, your SERVPRO Professionals use the latest technology and training to leave your property smelling fresh and clean.
Call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield for help with any disaster. 661-326-8422
National Milkshake Day!
National Milkshake Day!
Today is National Milkshake Day and also National Ice Cream Soda Day!! What better way to cool off on this "EXTREME HEAT" we are having. 109 yesterday and predicted even hotter today. Enjoy some creamy cool treats on this "National" day.
When Storms or Floods hit Kern County, SERVPRO is ready!
SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Kern County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams http://www.SERVPROswbakersfield.com/storm-flooding-restoration that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 661-326-8422