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Your Cleanup, Restoration & Safety Quiz

1/18/2016 (Permalink)

Question Mark Do you know all you need to know about cleanup, restoration, and safety?

It’s hard to know what you don’t know. This short cleanup and restoration quiz will help you find out about weaknesses you might have in handling a fire, water, or storm restoration or in being safe should a natural disaster strike.

Check your answers at the end. If any answers escape you or to get more information, just click into the blog post link in that answer. You can read our other SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield blog posts to get more details.  Now let’s see how well you do. Good luck.

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1. 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?

2. If you have a washing machine, dishwasher, or toilet overflow and the experts say you have gray water on your floors, what does that mean?

3. To help prevent home fires if you smoke, what type of ashtrays should you use and when should you put cigarette and cigar butts in the trash?

4. 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?

5. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, how often should your home’s roof be inspected?

6. What’s the most common danger from a home heating oil furnace?

7. To remove carpet stains caused by a spilled liquid don’t rub or scrub. What should you do instead?

8. Which is likely to be more dangerous – a solid chemical spill or a liquid chemical spill?

9. What should you do if you’re caught in a tornado while in your car?

10. Why should you keep a set of pictures of your commercial building?

Quiz Answers

1) The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label. For more, see this stove and fireplace blog post; 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 flood cleanup;  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) At least 10 feet. For more, see protecting your home’s foundation;  5) Twice a year. For more see roof leaks;  6) carbon monoxide. For more see oil furnace dangers; 7) Blot with an absorbent white or plain cloth. For more see easy carpet cleaning; 8) Liquid. For more, see chemical emergencies; 9) Stop, get out and lie face down in a low area. Cover your head. For more, see surviving a natural disaster; 10) 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. 

There’s a lot to know. We’re here to help. The team at SERVPRO Bloomfield/Enfield has specialized  training and experience in virtually all aspects of cleaning up after water, sewer, fire, smoke, or other similar damage. Call SERVPRO Bloomfield/Enfield (860.216.2785) anytime, 24/7.

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