Emergency Information in hand
September is a month in which National Preparedness takes place. It is a time to plan and focus on unpredictable events that may take place in either your home or workplace. This is an important time when everyone should do this. As a family, perhaps you can sit down and go over a meeting place where to meet if an unfortunate event were to occur. A walk through of the home or commercial facility can be done and locate where the gas or water shut off valves are. Take the time to go over how to properly use a fire extinguisher in the event of a small fire and how make sure they are not expired.
Taking steps by arming yourself or business is important information as it may help during a stressful time.
Giving Back After Hurricane Irma
Kayla giving a bath to one of the many Hurricane Irma rescues.
Hurricane Irma hit Florida hard and many communities were impacted in the area. Not only are hundreds of families suffering from the harsh affects of Hurricane Irma, but so are many of the animals and pets of those families in Florida. Recently, SERVPRO of Newark went to the local SPCA and volunteered in the best way we could. Many dogs and cats were rescued from Hurricane Irma and flown from Florida to Delaware and brought to various SPCA locations. We helped bathe many of the dogs rescued from Hurricane Irma and got them ready for adoption. Being in the Cleanup industry, we did what we do best and cleaned up plenty of our furry friends as a way of giving back and contributing to the restoration of Florida.
Water Damage Tips
Shut off the source of water, or call those who have the authority to stop the water source
Make sure you are safe from electrical shock before turning off circuit breakers for the parts of the building that have been affected by the water damage
- Hang drapes with coat hangers to keep them from in contact with wet floors and carpets
- Remove wet furniture to prevent further damage and uneven drying as long as the furniture has not been contaminated
If sewage is involved in your water damage, the water is contaminated and you must avoid contact with the water as well as items contaminated by the water
Wash your hands after handling any water damage or items that have been in contact with the water damage
Like our Facebook Page
Like and follow our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SERVPROOfHockessinElsmere We post a lot of fun pictures and spur of the moment activities. We are more than happy to share some of our daily work. We cannot share everything but you can learn a bit more of what we do. We see all kinds of things one could not imagine. You can also see specials we run that get posted. These posts usually go up with a special code and then come down. They range from coupons to giveaways. Our facebook page also gives you a glimpse of us working hard and sometimes having fun. We work very hard as we are open 24/7/365 for emergencies. When we have some crews with downtime we take advantage of that buy playing together too.
SERVPRO to the Rescue in LA
SERVPRO helps in LA
SERVPRO'S from all surrounding areas head in from all over to help the victims. SERVPRO is a team oriented company that has compassion for everything we do, and everyone we help. When another area of the country is impacted with a storm or tragedy we can call upon our fellow teammates to come in and help. Sometimes due to the area being affected it may require out of state SERVPRO's to respond in a time of need. In this specific case, SERVPRO's from North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware among other states reported in to help the victims of this disaster that struck among them. After all was said and done, all the help of these surrounding SERVPRO's were able to team up together and restore this broken community.
The Power of Four
The Power of Four
These four individuals are a powerful group. They think outside the box and came up with some great ideas. They love and take pride in what they do. Within the building industry they are coming up with new and unique ways to improve our relations. Most recently they tolled out a new plan that has really been working for us. The amount of Emergency Ready Plans this team has prepared are amazing. The go into buildings and point out all the potential issues, tag specific areas with cautions and help put together a written plan on what to do if an emergency arises. They pass the message on that SERVPRO is here to help. They give the customer a binder or thumb drive whichever the customer prefers. We also now have a mobile app for this as well.
How fun and playful are these SERVPRO of Hockessin/Elsmere stools? They are stools on a swivel that help show our SERVPRO Pride. We have them placed throughout the shop. We even put one in the waiting room. They were made especially for SERVPRO'S and we could not resist buying them. We are always in need of seats around the shop. Guys and gals are always finishing up loose end paperwork on their iPad's and this is a great place for them to have a seat. They are colorful, fun, cheery and quite comfortable. It seems like a lot of items around the shop have SERVPRO written or painted on them. What a fun and happy way to show everyone our SERVPRO Pride.
Here is a team of SERVPRO men attending to a hole in the roof as well as the side wall. In this picture you can see the men working to put down a tarp and securing it with furring strips. They also placed a board over the side window. After a mishap has taken place in a home or building sometimes the structure needs to be secured from additional outdoor elements. Additional elements may be something like additional rain and winds. The furring strips are placed to help raise, level or help secure the tarp and/or wood. They are placed perpendicular to the joists and then they are nailed in place. This is a temporary fix until the roof can be properly repaired by a roofer.
SERVPRO wins lottery!
SERVPRO of Hockessin/Elsmere win the lottery! The National "Liquid Laundry Detergent Promo Winner" lottery that is. After a lot of hard work, a ton of loads, countless cycles and great smelling clothes, SERVPRO of Hockessin finally took home the prize. Throughout the entire company nationwide, this lottery is something everyone enjoys and something everyone can be proud of. It helps to remind us how every aspect and service of our great company is important and useful. While people's homes and properties are important, their belongings are just as important too. And with every load, we do our best to provide comfort to those who may have lost something valuable to them. And like we say here, "If you need clean clothes, SERVPRO of Hockessin knows!"
SERVPRO from East Coast to Central to West Coast meet!
If pictures can say one thousand words, one should be able to see the strong bonds of SERVPRO'S from the East Coast to the West Coast. In this picture SERVPRO of Newark, Delaware meets up with SERVPRO of Edmonds and Lynnwood, Washington and SERVPRO of Downers Grove, Oak Brook in Illinois.
These SERVPRO'S depict a true story of a strong bond amongst the SERVPRO green! We are able to share office procedures, software programs, sharing our challenges and how we overcome them. We are able to put forth tighter controls and help one another maintain guidelines. We can communicate with one another and realize only growth and positive reinforcement comes from within our own system.
Then of course after we work hard, we are able to enjoy a memorable lunch and share some laughs with one another as well. SERVPRO truly is a team oriented organization that holds much value and promise. We bleed SERVPRO Green.