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Keep Your Home COOL with SERVPRO®

7/21/2023 (Permalink)


If you are using air conditioning in your house it is important to keep your doors closed!

  • To ensure you don't pay to cool the neighborhood, take the time to inspect your doors. Check the foam or rubber around the sides and frame. You should be able to tell if the weather stripping is preventing drafts.


Like a door a drafty window can cause unnecessary heat to enter your home. Let's fix that to make sure your AC is not working harder than it has to!

  • Begin inside by cleaning your window track and seal. It will not only make your window appear nicer, but also allow the window to seal properly. On the outside of the window you can add a latex caulk to help ensure the seal. 


Using curtains is another great way to keep that extra heat out!

  • You can use curtains that limit the heat coming into the room. Sunscreens are another good option, they are made to fit each window. They protect the interior of the home from the sun's rays and boost your air conditioners efficiency. 


These are often forgotten about, but it is so important to keep your vents nice and clean.

  • To clean your vents wipe the vent down with a damp cloth. If it has attracted dust soak the item in a bucket of water and dish soap. Do not forget to dry before reinstalling! It is suggested to switch out air filters every 30-60 days, you can track this by writing it on the filter. 

A/C Units

To make sure that your air conditioner is operating properly, we recommend semi annular maintenance. 

  • The ultimate goal is to keep your A/C running smoothly. We recommend cleaning any debris from your exterior unit, and cleaning any window units before reinstall.

Running a fan is a hassle-free way to circulate the air in a room. As the seasons change, switch the direction that your ceiling fan operates. Changing the setting of the rotation can stir a cool breeze throughout the room.

Attic Improvements

In home improvements it's usually easiest if you start at the top and work your way down!

  • If you add attic insulation this will help stabilize the temperature of your home and takes a load off the air conditioner. You can also set up a fan in your attic to help circulate the air. Venting out this air offers a level of cooling to the home because it is circulating the air at the heigh of where the heat rises. SERVPRO® would be happy to help!

There are many ways to help your home stay cool this summer. Reach out to us at SERVPRO® of Boone and Clinton Counties, 765-659-9600.

Tips & Tricks for Thawing Out Your Home

2/10/2023 (Permalink)

As spring approaches, many of you cannot wait for the warmer weather. Warmer weather means no more snow, no more ice, and more sunshine! It is important to remember that all of that snow and ice that once plagued your home has to go somewhere.

Here at SERVPRO® of Boone and Clinton Counties we want to ensure that you can enjoy everything about spring without worrying about your home. Here are some tips  and tricks you can take to prepare your home for melting snow and ice. 

Step 1: Clear any remaining ice and snow away from your home

Remove any snow up against the side of your home or covering drains, when this melts it will seep into the ground and around your foundation.

A good way to ensure that meltwater is not seeping around your foundation is to shovel snow out of the way at least a foot around your home.

Step 2: Make sure your gutters and downspouts are free of debris

All of the melting snow on your roof has to go somewhere. Your downspouts should be positioned to lead to a drainage system.

Make sure to clean out any debris or dirt and dispose of it. This will help your downspouts to work properly, and prevent ice dams from forming if the temperature drops again.

Step 3: Check that your sump pump is in good working order

After the thaw water levels can be high, your  sump pump will lead the water away from your basement. This will prevent flooding in the basement of your home.

If you are unsure of how to check your sump pump you can refer to the manufacturer's manual for tips.

Step 4: Walk around your yard and familiarize yourself with the grading

The grading in your home is important because without proper grading it can lead to flooding, water damage in your home and foundation, standing water, dead landscaping, and structural damage. 

The grade or grading around your house is essentially the level of the ground. The way that your ground is graded will guide water and keep it from flowing towards your home. 

Step 5: Look for signs of water damage and call the experts right away.

The sooner you spot a leak or water damage in your home, the faster our experts at SERVPRO® of Boone and Clinton Counties can help stop damages and work on restoring your home. You can start by checking your basement and crawlspace for any water.

SERVPRO®  of Boone and Clinton Counties is a highly experienced team with expertise in water damage and restoration. Here at SERVPRO®  we have the skills and tools to restore your home. Call SERVPRO® of Boone and Clinton Counties today at (765) -659-9600

Duct Cleanings

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

Spring time is the time of year when everyone begins to cleanout and get rid of their clutter. It is also a perfect time to clean all the clutter out of your dryer-vents and air ducts as well. Having a dryer vent cleaning done will prolong the life of your dryer as well as helps prevent fires and makes it to where you do not need to run your laundry through the dryer multiple times. Duct cleanings done will help with airflow throughout the house but as well ensure that there is nothing in your ducts that could be harmful. Give us a call today and we will get you on the schedule! (765) 659-9600.