Recent Community Posts

Fall Safety Tips

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Now we know that it still feels like summer here in Columbus, GA, however, we are coming upon Fall/Autumn starting September 23. 

Here are some helpful safety tips:

  • Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (when you turn back your clocks for Daylight savings time).
  • Yardwork/holiday decorations - use extra caution when climbing ladders 
  • Check and replace fire extinguishers if they have expired
  • Before turning on your furnace or starting that 1st fire of the year in your fireplace make sure to check to see if there is any buildup that may lead to smoke or fire damage

SERVPRO of Columbus, GA is always here for your restoration or emergency services. Give us a call if you are in need of our services. Enjoy your fall and hopefully some cooler weather. 

Protecting Yourself from Heat Stress

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Our Safety Tip for the Month of July:

Protecting yourself from heat stress. Heat illness can be a matter of life and death. Workers die from heat stroke every summer and every death is preventable. 

Here are the signs:

Heat Exhaustion - Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Weakness
  • Wet skin
  • Irritability
  • Thirst
  • Nausea or vomiting

WARNING: If you feel FAINT, CONFUSED, or if you Vomit- seek help fast.

Heat Stroke - symptoms

  • Maybe confused
  • Maybe unable to think clearly
  • May collapse
  • May have a seizure (fits)
  • May stop sweating 

TREATMENT

  1. Call the supervisor & ask for medical help (if in the working environment) 
  2. Move the person to a cooler place to rest in the shade. Stay with the person.
  3. Give the person water as long as he/she is not losing consciousness or vomiting.
  4. Loosen the person's clothing
  5. Help cool the person. Fan the person, put ic packs on the person's groin and underarms, or soak the person's clothing with cool water.

Remember SERVPRO friends and family to stay hydrated in this summer heat and to know what to do in case of an emergency. 

October Awareness Month

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Happy October! 

SERVPRO of Columbus wanted to bring some awareness to our viewers and let you know that the month of October has Days, Weeks, and Months of awareness that you can take part in. 

October

•    National Physical Therapy Month
•    American Pharmacists Month
•    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
•    National Dental Hygiene Month
•    National Chiropractic Month
•    Residents' Rights Month

Weeks to note:

•    Oct. 1 to Oct. 7: National Mental Illness Awareness Week
•    Oct. 2 to Oct. 6: National Primary Care Week 
•    Oct. 8 to Oct. 15: Case Management Week
•    Oct. 12 to Oct. 20: Bone and Joint Health Action Week 
•    Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 National Healthcare Quality Week
•    Oct. 16 to Oct. 20: National Health Education Week
•    Oct. 22 to Oct. 28: National Respiratory Care Week

Days to note:

•    Oct. 5: National Depression Screening Day
•    Oct. 10: World Mental Health Day
•    Oct 8: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
•    Oct. 13: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day 
•    Oct. 15: Global Handwashing Day (member to singing your ABC's) 

On a side note, we wanted to also mention that Hurricane season is still upon us and we are working alongside our fellow franchisees to assist in all disaster that comes through our areas. 

Wheels o’ Fire w/ Harris County Volunteer Fire Department

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Who says firefighters only put out the fire! Come an join them for their annual motorcycle ride.

SERVPRO of Columbus will have a tent set up for the Wheel’s O’ Fire event this Saturday, September 29th, 2018 to show our support for the Harris County Volunteer Fire Department. We are a community that loves to work alongside the Harris County Chamber and their Volunteers.  This will be our Second year that we’ve been invited to join the fun. If you’re in the area and looking for something great to be a part of. Then stop by and say Hello to Robyn our SMR. 

Interested in riding your Motorcycle? See below on how to sign up.

This exciting event is celebrating its 17th annual ride along. Local riders are encouraged to register online at www.harriscountychamber.org there is a fee, however, proceeds will go to the Harris County Volunteer Fire Department.

Starting point: Piney Grove Baptist Church 20 GA HWY 315 Fortson, GA 

Registration starts at 9 AM

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Hurricane Preparedness - S. Muscogee

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

“History teaches that a lack of hurricane preparedness and awareness are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.”

The above quotes are from the website of the National Hurricane Center.

Be Prepared! Plan Ahead.

  • Know your evacuation and shelter routes
  • Keep your emergency supplies stocked
  • Remain alert and updated on local weather changes
  • Make plans for pets
  • Check with insurance to see if you have Flood Insurance
  • Board-up windows/doors if you do leave

Recommended Emergency Supply List

  • A three-day supply of bottled water per person
  • Non-perishable food (canned, dried, etc.)
  • First Aid Kit and any prescription medicines
  • Battery-powered radio, extra batteries
  • Flashlights, batteries
  • Flares, booster cables, tire repair kit, fire extinguisher
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members, pets
  • List of emergency phone numbers

Returning Home

  • Come back when the city allows
  • Enter your home with caution
  • Beware of snakes, insects, and animals driven to higher ground by flood waters
  • Check electrical breakers
  • Take photos of any damages to the property
  • Assist your neighbors if possible

SERVPRO of Columbus/S. Muscogee is here to assist you with all remediation or nation disaster needs.