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The Adventures of Dehu: Our Elf on the Shelf

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

Photo shows elf on the shelf in a yellow raincoat with text overlay stating that he is back and to stay tuned. Meet Dehu!

Are you following us on social media already? You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you're not, now is the best time of year! Why? Because our Elf on the Shelf, Dehu, is visiting us leading up to Christmas! He hides around our office and warehouse each night and waits patiently for one our team members to find him the next morning.

We get so excited to be able to share his hiding spot each day during the week, so we post a photo after he has been found! If you want to catch up on where he has been so far, we are only on day five! We'd love for you to be able to see what he has gotten into so far. Stay tuned for where we might find him next.

What's an Emergency READY Profile?

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Do you know about our Emergency READY Profiles for your business? If not, keep on reading! As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

    • A no cost assessment of your facility.
      This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
    • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
      It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
    • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
      This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
    • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
      You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
    • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
      This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
    • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
      Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

Our Disaster Recovery Team

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated— so we’re a part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which enables us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country. They come to us right here in our community.

Want to learn more? Click here. 

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable. 

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

NPM 2021: Week Four "Teach Youth About Preparedness"

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Welcome to the fourth and final week of 2021 National Preparedness Month! This week's theme is teaching youth about preparedness. You made it all the way to the end of this weekly series and we can't thank you enough for joining us! We love getting to share important resources with our local community.

Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during and after disasters.

Ready.gov has a special website dedicated to educating youth called Ready Kids. We are so excited to share this website because it is filled with AMAZING tools to help teach kids and teens about preparedness. It includes resources, games, and so much more! Be sure to check it out and let us know on social media what you think.

Disasters happen everywhere, and every member of the family can prepare. Preparedness for the future starts today.

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

Grill Safety for Football Season

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Football season is in full swing! We wanted to share some grill safety tips because we can’t forget that grills are responsible for thousands of home fires a year. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers these general grilling guidelines:

  • Only use propane and charcoal grills outdoors.
  • Place grills away from your home (remember, this counts deck railings!)
  • As always, keep children and pets away from the grill area
  • Make sure you keep your grill clean by removing the grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill (keep in mind that the leading cause of a grill fire is failure to clean)
  • NEVER leave the grill unattended

Stay safe y'all and enjoy this football season! Who are you pulling for? If you haven't liked us on Facebook yet, be sure to join us there each week for our game of the week where we pick a game and you tell us who you think will win!

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

NPM 2021: Week Three "Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness"

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

This week is the third week in the 2021 National Preparedness Month. This week's theme is Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness. 

The list below has a few ways that you & your family can be prepared for disaster for no-cost or low-cost. Thanks as always to Ready.gov for creating such great resources for us to share with our local community!

  • Download or order your free preparedness products to help your family plan and prepare for the next emergency. www.ready.gov/publications
  • Drills aren’t just for your toolbox. Practice emergency drills with your family regularly. 
  • Emergencies can happen anytime, and less than half of American families have a communication plan. Plan ahead: www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan 
  • Make preparing fun for kids! Go on a scavenger hunt around your house for items you already have to add to your disaster supply kit. Follow this list: www.ready.gov/kit and see how many items you can check off!
  • Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Visit: www.ready.gov/be-informed.

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

NPM 2021: Week Two "Build a Kit"

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

Happy Tuesday y'all! Did you enjoy the long weekend? Welcome to Week 2 of National Preparedness Month! The theme for this week is "Build a kit." Do you already have an emergency supply kit created? If not, here's your reminder that you should. Today we are sharing information you'll need to create a basic emergency supply kit. It's  helpful to double check this list even if you already have a kit to ensure that you have everything you may need.

The lists we are sharing are from Ready.gov. They even have a printable version of their list, so be sure to visit their website if you'd like to have a list you can check off one-by-one.  

A basic emergency supply kit should include at least...

  • Water and non-perishable food for several days Extra cell phone battery or charger
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio that can receive NOAA Weather Radio tone alerts and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Non-sparking wrench or pliers to turn off utilities Can opener (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps

Consider these additional items based on you and your household's needs to also add to your emergency supply kit.

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food, water and supplies for your pet
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a portable waterproof container
  • Cash and change
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies, personal hygiene items and hand sanitizer
  • Mess kits, Paper cups, plates and disposable utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

If you don't have a kit already, don't wait for disaster to strike! We hope that this blog helps give you ideas on what to put in your kit or add to your current kit in order to ensure that you are prepared. 

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

NPM 2021: Week One "Make a Plan"

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

In our last blog, we introduced National Preparedness Month 2021. The theme for week one is "Make a plan." What does this mean? It means you should talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus.

Ready.gov has an entire page on their website dedicated to making a plan for your family filled with valuable content & resources. Here are the four steps to consider. 

Step 1: Put a plan together by discussing the questions below with your family, friends or household to start your emergency plan.

Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household. 

  • As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets or specific needs like operating medical equipment.

Step 3: Fill out a family emergency plan. 

  • Download the PDF from Ready.gov to use (or to base your own from) by clicking here.

Step 4: Practice your plan with your entire household & family. 

  • Practice makes perfect! Make sure each member of the household knows & understands the plan.

We hope this helped you think through your current plan or how to make a plan for yourself if you didn't already have one! Be sure to check out Ready.gov for additional resources for making a plan.

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

National Preparedness Month 2021

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Today is not only September 1st, but it is the very first day of National Preparedness Month 2021.

You might be asking yourself, "What is National Preparedness Month?" National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

We are so excited to share tips with all of you. Follow along on our blog & our social media each week this month so you don't miss out.

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

Our Marketing Team Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

Happy Thursday y'all! We wanted to write a blog post to share about a recent trip our team took to Atlanta, Georgia. They were able to spend time with other SERVPRO marketing team members. They spent the day learning together and from each other!

One of the best things about SERVPRO is that we are all one team, and we WANT to learn from each other. When you work with SERVPRO, you are working with a national network of over 1,700+ franchise locations from across the country. We are locally owned and operated, but love being able to have the opportunity to see what other franchisees across the country are doing and continuing to push ourselves to give our customers the best possible experience.

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!