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Can You Answer These Cleanup, Restoration, & Safety Questions?

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

Get smarter on preventing damage to your home or business. Take the quiz.

What don’t you know about cleanup, restoration and safety that you should know? Try answering these questions. If you get some wrong you might want to learn more about that question’s topic. Here’s hoping you get an A+ on these questions.

 Check your answers at the end. For more information explore the links we’ve provided. Some of them lead you to blog posts at our sister franchise, SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield. You can also read our other SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield blog posts to get more details.   Good luck with the questions.

Answers to your safety, cleanup and restoration questions: Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield at 860.649.0836

1. According to the latest research what percentage of businesses may never recover if they experience a natural disaster?
2. If you have a toilet, washing machine, or other appliance overflow and the experts say you have gray water on your floor, what does that mean?
3. Are there smokers in your house? To help prevent home fires, what type of ashtrays should you use and when should you put cigarette and cigar butts in the trash?
4. Be sure any wood-burning stove you buy is made of sturdy, suitable material, such as cast iron or steel.  And look for what label?
5. Emergency preparation experts recommend you keep a set of pictures of your commercial building in safe and easy to access place. Why?
6. To protect your home or business’s foundation from cracking due to water damage, the downspouts from your roof should lead water how far away from the foundation? 


Answers to your safety, cleanup and restoration questions: Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield at 860.649.0836 


7. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, how often should your home’s roof be inspected?
8. What’s the most common danger from a home heating oil furnace?
9.  Which of these descriptions does NOT mean your commercial property may be at higher risk for water damage: 20+ years old, High-rise with multiple tenants or units, or uses older construction materials?
10. Which is likely to be more dangerous – a solid chemical spill or a liquid chemical spill?

Answers:  1) 50% See this post for more information. 2)Gray water is contaminated water that can cause discomfort or illness and quickly degrade into black water if not treated. For more, see this sewer back up post;  3) Use deep, sturdy ashtrays. Don’t put butts in the trash until they’re cold. For more, see this prevent home fires post; 4) The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label. For more, see this stove and fireplace blog post; 5) If a storm strikes the pictures can serve as “before” pictures. Take a set after the storm to show the full extent of the storm damage. For more see 3 keys to rebuilding commercial property. 6) At least 10 feet. For more, see protecting your home’s foundation;  7) Twice a year. For more see roof leaks; 8) carbon monoxide. For more see oil furnace dangers; 9) Uses older construction materials. See this post. 10) Liquid. For more, see the post about chemical emergencies.

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