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Power Outage

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

With all the power outages lately SERVPRO Thousand Oaks wanted to give some tips for an unexpected outage.

  • Have the freezer and refrigerator closed during the power outage. The refrigerator can keep items cool for 4 hours while a packed fridge can last up to 48 hours. If needed look into place food into coolers with ice. Once the food has reached the temperature of 40 degree its recommended to dispose of. Also, if the food has an odor it is also recommended to dispose of it.
  • If you are going to use a generator, make sure it is only outdoors and away from windows.
  • Never use a gas oven or stovetop to heat your house.
  • Make sure to disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.
  • If you have refrigerated medicine, make to have a backup plan. Look into how long the medicine can be stored at higher temperatures. It is recommended to dispose of medication that should be refrigerated unless the drug’s label says otherwise. Please contact your doctor if have any question regarding medication storage and or replacement.

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National Picnic Month

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

The month of July is known as national picnic month. As much as it is fun to spend time with family and friends there is some tips to be safe while being outside.  The most important thing if you plan on staying outside is to be hydrated. So, make sure to bring plenty of water at any picnic you attend. If a picnic is planed during peak of the summer heat, try to stay in shaded areas. Just following these first two tips can prevent heat exhausted or heat stroke. If by chance anyone is showing signs of heath exhausted (i.e. faint, sweaty, nauseous and etc.) please head to an air-conditioned location, drink water and take a cold shower if possible or use cold compresses. If you have any symptoms of heat stroke (i.e. fever, throbbing headache and etc.) please seek medical assistance. Please remember the time perishable food can be left outside the refrigerator or freezer drops from two hours to one hour in temperatures that are above 90 degrees. Most importantly SERVPRO of Thousand Oaks wishes your family a safe rest of the summer.