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Are You Ready for Whatever Happens?

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Are You Ready for Whatever Happens? At Ready.gov/business, companies can find vital information on how to begin preparing their organization and addressing their unique needs during an e
This year for National Preparedness Month, join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. "Disasters happen" and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes. We must work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, places of worship and neighborhoods are ready. At Ready.gov/business, companies can find vital information on how to begin preparing their organization and addressing their unique needs during an emergency. You can also contact your local SERVPRO® to find out more on how to be ready when disaster strikes with the Emergency READY Program®.If A Disaster Strikes, Will You Be Ready?It is important to prepare before a disaster occurs. Consider the following steps to help you better prepare for an emergency situation.
  • Sign up for local alerts and warnings, download apps and/ or check access for wireless emergency alerts. 
  • Develop and test emergency communication plans. 
  • Assemble or update emergency supplies. 
  • Learn about local hazards and conduct a drill to practice emergency response actions. 
  • Participate in a preparedness discussion, training or class. 
  • Collect and safeguard critical documents. 
  • Plan with neighbors to help each other and share resources. 
  • Document property and obtain appropriate insurance for relevant hazards. 
  • Make property improvements to reduce potential injury and property damage. 

Emergencies can happen anytime to anyone. Take action now to protect yourself and your property

Being In The Know Makes All the Difference

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Being In The Know Makes All the Difference A thunderstorm is a rain shower during which you hear thunder. Since thunder comes from lightning, all thunderstorms have lightning.

SERVPRO® Shares a Thunderstorm Watch vs. Warning A thunderstorm is a rain shower during which you hear thunder. Since thunder comes from lightning, all thunderstorms have lightning. A thunderstorm is classified as "severe" when it contains one or more of the following:

  • Hail (one inch or greater)
  • winds in excess of 58 mph
  • Structural wind damage
  • Tornado
severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds. A watch is issued by the SPC (Storm Prediction Center). A severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm is occurring or is imminent based on Doppler Radar information or a reliable spotter report. A warning is issued by the local National Weather Service office.
*This information is provided by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

Make Sure Your Business is Ready At All Times!

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Make Sure Your Business is Ready At All Times! We’re a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water or fire.

When fire or water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. That’s why knowing the easiest ways to contact SERVPRO® of Lawrence is so important. Just go to our website on your mobile phone or call 978-688-2242 to get the team that’s faster to any size disaster. We’re a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water or fire. So whether you’re responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000 – be ready for the worst with the very best.

Here are 8 reasons why your company should get an Emergency Ready Profile® today on every one of your buildings.

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

SERVPRO® of Salem/Plaistow is part of a Franchise System that has more than 50 years of leadership in cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon. We are quietly taking to the streets, every hour of every day, proving that whenever there is a house full of water or an office full of smoke, there is also a van full of clean.

Are You Prepared in Your Community?

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

This year for National Preparedness Month (the month of September), join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. Disasters can happen and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.

As a business in your community, having a continuity plan can help protect your company, its employees and its infrastructure, and maximizes your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster. You can do this by taking three simple steps:

  • Plan to stay in business
  • Encourage your employees to become ready
  • Protect your investment

We must work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, places of worship and neighborhoods are ready. At Ready.gov/business, companies can find vital information on how to begin preparing their organization and addressing their unique needs during an emergency. You can also contact your SERVPRO® of Salem/Plaistow Professional to find out more on how to be ready when disaster strikes with the Emergency READY Program®.

“Ready for whatever happens.”

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, business and family.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are “Ready for whatever happens.”

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.

The ERP establishes SERVPRO® of Salem/Plaistow as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 50 years experience and a System more than 1,700 Franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional to establish your Emergency READY Profile®.

A Moment to Remember

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

In honor and memory of those who died on September 11, 2001, as well as the survivors and First Responders, National Day of Service and Rememberance was established in 2009 as a day of reflection. Led by the Corporation for National and Communtiy Service, this is a day to come together as Americans did following the events of 9/11 to help neighbors in need, and to honor veterans and First Responders in your community.

On this day and everyday, SERVPRO® of Salem/Plaistow salutes those heroes who arrive in the greatest times of need and stand strong in the face of disaster. These heroes are the First Responders who keep our communities safe in trying times.

Give back and make a difference in your community this year. To find a volunteer opportunity near you, or to register your National Day of Service and Rememberance event, visit nationalservice.gov/911day.

Test Your Smoke Alarms Monthly

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke alarms save lives when properly installed and maintained, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

In homes, smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and on every level, including the basement. In office and commercial environments, check your state requirements or contact your local Fire Marshall to help ensure all codes are met.

Test smoke alarms monthly using the test button. Smoke alarms with non-replaceable batteries need the entire smoke alarm unit replaced every ten years. Other alarms need batteries replaced every year, and the unit replaced every ten years. If the alarm chirps signaling low battery, take the proper steps to replace the unit or the batteries immediately. Never disable or remove the battery from an alarm. Almost half of fires where smoke alarms were present but did not activate had missing or disconnected batteries (NFPA).

In larger commercial facilities, hard wired or wireless smoke alarms offer benefits such as not needing to be tested as often and activating throughout the entire building if smoke is detected in just one area (NFPA).

If you need help installing, testing or changing batteries in your smoke alarms, contact your local fire department, an electrician or the American Red Cross.

Be sure your home or workplace has a fire emergency plan in place and conduct regular fire drills. For more information on emergency preparedness, contact SERVPRO® of Salem/Plaistow at 603-893-9700.

Meet Our Crew - Izzy

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Meet Our Crew - Izzy Meet Izzy. He will always have a smile for you!

Isamel "Izzy" Torres is a Crew Chief and has completed our rigorous SERVPRO Employee Certification Training Program along with the IICRC Water and Fire Remediation. This program teaches advanced cleaning and restoration techniques and how to properly use our state-of-the-art equipment. This training program also focuses on listening skills and customer service. Izzy has over 4 years of restoration experience with SERVPRO. When not working, Izzy enjoys spending time with his family and playing handball in his local community.

SERVPRO of Salem/Plaistow specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, 
helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened.” for both commercial and 
residential customers. When fire, water, or mold disrupt your life, Izzy and his crew are there to help make the process as stress free as possible for you and your family.

Meet Our Crew - Kyle White

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Meet Our Crew - Kyle White Meet Kyle. Always eager to learn and make it "Like it never even happened."

Kyle White joins our team as a Production Technician and has completed our rigorous SERVPRO Employee Certification Training Program. This program teaches advanced cleaning and restoration techniques and how to properly use our state-of-the-art equipment. This training program also focuses on listening skills and customer service. Kyle has been with us for a year and has been working diligently to learn and grow within our company.

SERVPRO of Salem/Plaistow specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, 
helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened.” for both commercial and 
residential customers. When fire, water, or mold disrupt your life, Kyle and his team are there to help make the process as stress free as possible for you and your family. For more information on SERVPRO of Salem/Plaistow, please contact 
603-893-9700 or office@SERVPROoflawrence.com.  

SERVPRO® of Lawrence Shares a Thunderstorm Watch vs. Warning

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO® of Lawrence Shares a Thunderstorm Watch vs. Warning A thunderstorm is a rain shower during which you hear thunder. Since thunder comes from lightning, all thunderstorms have lightning.

A thunderstorm is a rain shower during which you hear thunder. Since thunder comes from lightning, all thunderstorms have lightning. A thunderstorm is classified as "severe" when it contains one or more of the following:

  • Hail (one inch or greater)
  • winds in excess of 58 mph
  • Structural wind damage
  • Tornado
severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds. A watch is issued by the SPC (Storm Prediction Center). A severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm is occurring or is imminent based on Doppler Radar information or a reliable spotter report. A warning is issued by the local National Weather Service office.
*This information is provided by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.