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Tornado averages

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

The U.S. averaged 1,239 tornadoes annually during the 20 years from 1998 to 2017, 55 percent of which were sandwiched between April and June.

May has seen the most tornadoes each year, with an average of 279. This is followed by June and April, which average 213 and 192 tornadoes per year, respectively. The sheer number of tornadoes from April through June isn't the only thing that makes this such a dangerous time of year – tornado intensity is also a factor. 

https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/2018-03-27-april-may-june-tornadoes-peak-months

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Paper Worthy

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Paper Worthy Oklahoma uses the experts at SERVPRO of Grand Prairie

SERVPRO of Grand Prairie is a trusted leader in the Fire and Water restoration industry with over 1,700 franchises. We recently received a call from Oklahoma regarding a commercial fire, first thing we did was loaded our trucks and headed for Oklahoma.  When you call SERVPRO of Grand Prairie our highly trained and experienced technicians will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through its completion. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts so we can make you feel “Like it never even happened” and get you back in business. SERVPRO of Grand Prairie is here 24 hours a day 7 days a week for all of your restoration needs.

STORMS

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Thursday through Saturday

A flash flood watch continues for much of North Texas through 7 p.m. Thursday. The watch includes Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties.   A cold front expected to move through North Texas on Thursday could bring some added moisture to the area, which may allow rain chances to linger through Saturday, weather service meteorologist Juan Hernandez said.

The area saw more than double the amount of normal rainfall for the month of April, with 6.75 inches of rain recorded at DFW International Airport. May is usually the rainiest month of the year, with an average of 4.9 inches.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/weather/2019/04/29/rain-possible-week-dallas-fort-worth-along-chance-flooding-severe-weather

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Maintain and understand your indoor plumbing systems

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerator ice makers. You may also want to invest in a water leak monitoring and shut-off system that can alert you to any leakage issues. Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks, and replace them all every five to seven years.

  • Inspect showers and tubs.Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.
  • Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home. A damaged hose or a burst pipe can send water racing into your home. Being able to locate and shut off the main water supply quickly will save stress, money and time.
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system. This will protect against the increased pressure caused by freezing pipes and can help prevent your pipes from bursting.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

 https://www.iii.org/article/how-protect-your-home-water-damage

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Repair and protect your home's exterior

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage.

  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged and aging shingles and make necessary repairs.
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems to be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.
  • Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof.

https://www.iii.org/article/how-protect-your-home-water-damage

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Administrative Professional Day!

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day and Administrative Professionals Week are widely observed in many workplaces in the United States and other countries around the world. Many employers and supervisors arrange events to show their appreciation of the work carried out by administrative professionals, to highlight their importance to the organization and to enhance their work-related skills.

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/administrative-professionals-day

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Jesus is the Reason

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Community Jesus is the Reason Remember Jesus is the Reason

Many people in different countries celebrate the anniversary of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, and death on the Friday before Easter Sunday.  This is an observance that involves people fasting and praying. Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or midday to 3pm, to remember the hours when Jesus hung on the cross. Many churches also observe the day by re-enacting the procession of the cross as in the ritual of the Stations of the Cross, which depicts the final hours of Jesus’ life.

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/good-friday

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Avoid soggy disasters

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is one of the most common and costliest disasters your home can experience, costing billions of dollars annually. Safeguard your most important asset against water damage with the right insurance coverage and the following practical advice.

 Prevent basement water seepage

  • Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you've never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
  • Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall potentially through any cracks.
  • Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilitiesand install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.

https://www.iii.org/article/how-protect-your-home-water-damage

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Tornado season

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

It’s that time of year to start worrying about the spring storm season. And one private weather forecaster, AccuWeather, is predicting a higher frequency of severe storm risks in Tornado Alley, which will include parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is often considered to be on the southern end of Tornado Alley, though one study has suggested it may be shifting eastward.

“We believe that the more traditional severe weather region of the central and southern Plains will have a higher potential for tornadoes and severe weather more frequently than they have experienced on average the past three years,” Paul Pastelok, AccuWeather’s Lead Long-Range Meteorologist, said in a news release.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article226799754.html

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What to do when you have water damage

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

If your house is flooded or damaged by a leak or overflow of water, the repairs can be extensive and expensive. Here’s what you can do to help fix the problem.

It’s too late. The sump pump stopped working, and now the basement’s flooded. Or, you didn’t realize the upstairs toilet was overflowing until you noticed water seeping through the ceiling. Whatever the cause of the unexpected flood, there are certain steps to take (and ones to avoid!) that will help minimize the damage.

***Shut off the water***

It might seem obvious, but in a sodden moment of “Oh crap!” and a rush to soak it up, you might forget to locate the source of the leaking water and turn it off.

***Protect the home***

Once the water is shut off, your responsibility is to protect the home from further damage. Place buckets in rooms with active leaks, and move valuable and light furniture to a safe place. Use a tarp in the affected area if necessary.

***Call in a pro***

***Don’t do this!***

A pool of standing water in your house might cause you to panic — which is understandable — but whatever actions you take, avoid messing with anything electric.

***Insurance coverage***

https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-minimize-water-damage-your-home.htm

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