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    Thanks! Your crew was great. Bruce was especially thorough, skillful and polite. A great job by all and the best paint job we've ever had. See you in the fall!

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  • How To Stay Safe During a Power Outage

    With power outages effecting much of the East Coast a few tips on how to keep you and your family safe in case of an outage seem handy. Call your Home Mechanics for all of  your storm related repair needs.

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    Food Safety

    If the power is out for less than 2 hours, then the food in your refrigerator and freezer will be safe to consume. While the power is out, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep food cold for longer.

    If the power is out for longer than 2 hours, follow the guidelines below:

    • For the Freezer section: A freezer that is half full will hold food safely for up to 24 hours. A full freezer will hold food safely for 48 hours. Do not open the freezer door if you can avoid it.
    • For the Refrigerated section: Pack milk, other dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, gravy, and spoilable leftovers into a cooler surrounded by ice. Inexpensive Styrofoam coolers are fine for this purpose.
    • Use a food thermometer to check the temperature of your food right before you cook or eat it. Throw away any food that has a temperature of more than 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Get the rest of the tips on how to keep you and your family safe from the Centers for Disease Control

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