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“One Word”

1/10/2017 (Permalink)

Community “One Word” "One Word"

We enjoy helping our customers in more ways than just mold, water, and fire restoration.  We also spend time sharing our favorite motivational tools such as “One Word That Will Change Your Life” written by Dan Britton, Jon Gordon, & Jimmy Page.  Our SERVPRO has made this part of our annual meetings with our entire team.  Last year we wrote our One Word that each of us choose on stones. We placed the stones on our desks as well as in vehicles to remind us what we are trying to accomplish personally and professionally.

 The One Word process is an alternative process choosing a list of New Year’s resolutions.  You take time for self-reflection and discover where you want to see change if your life.  Fact is who can remember all their New Year’s Resolutions that they made in May?  Very few people can I am sure of it.  This is a simple technique to change yourself without trying to remember a long list of goals.

You want to take about 10-15 minutes to pause and pray to help discover your One Word for the year.  It is a three-step process: Prepare your heart (Look In), Discover your one word (Look Up) & Live out your word (Look Out). 

You can read more on Jon Gordon’s website: http://www.getoneword.com/ as well as follow him on Facebook or Twitter.  Everything he teaches you can be utilized as a team or as an individual.  You can find all his books on Amazon.com, Books A Million, or Barnes & Noble or of course on his personal website: www.jongordon.com.  My personal favorite is using recourses such as Audible or IBook to download these books so I can listen to them  on the go.

          Recently, I visited with Alan Brown State Farm and we went through this process with them.  In their case, we used a canvas for each of them to display in their offices to help remind them of their One Word.  We discussed why each person choose their One Word and what their One Word meant to them.  I shared my One Word with them from the previous year which was commit.  For me it was a chance to commit to things that matter most in life and not to over commit myself to things take away for the most important.  I used Proverbs 16:3 to remind me of plan for the year; Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.  Choosing One Word can change your life!  Small steps each day will allow you to travel far on your journey.

A Typical Day

12/22/2016 (Permalink)

Typical?  What's that?  In all actually, we normally start our day at 7:30am by having a informal meeting to go over the day's agenda.  Our production manager decides which crew member goes to which customer and they are on their way.  We often get "curve balls" thrown at us by receiving emergency calls.  At that time, we contact our technicians to determine who can more easily and quickly respond to the emergency call.  The technicians that are responding to the emergency call will come back to the office and make sure they have everything they need and rush to the customer's home.  Then, they contact the adjuster (in most cases) and brief them on their findings.  Then they're off to their next task.

 

Once they complete the initial visit, our office administrator creates a file for the customer and confirms that all the necessary documentation is on file and begins to write an estimate based on the data collected from the technicians.

Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO ofWeakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 731-784-4938

Faster to your Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties Water Damage Event

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 731-784-4938

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties

SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties Home

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

General Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties Home We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops the Standards for The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, Carroll Counties

SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, & Carroll Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Restoring Your Weakley, Gibson, Carroll Counties Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/29/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Weakley, Gibson, Carroll Counties Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Weakley, Gibson, Carroll Counties commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, Carroll Counties

SERVPRO of Weakley, Gibson, Carroll specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.