Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

SERVPRO and Fire Damage

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

After a fire, there are two questions that homeowners ask themselves. 'How am I ever going to replace everything?' and "How am I going to pay for everything?' quickly threaten to overwhelm a person who is already stressed out from the fire itself.

There is a way to save hundreds, even thousands of dollars to you and/or your insurance company. Restoring fire damage to property is usually much cheaper than replacing it. SERVPRO has a wide variety of methods that can help you accomplish this.

Dry Cleaning - We use dry sponges, dusting cloths and vacuums to remove non-grease based soils and soot. This method is also useful to remove light (small) debris and particulate soiling.

Wet Cleaning - Water and/or cleaning agents are used to remove moderate to heavy residues, both grease and non-grease based. It is a more aggressive method of cleaning since the item being cleaned will be thoroughly saturated in the process.

Spray and Wipe - A wet cleaning agent is applied using a spray bottle and the wiped down with a clean, white towel. This method gives the technician more control over the amount of product used. It is a very effective method to use when there is a concern that the property being cleaned might be damaged if it is saturated with a cleaning product or even water.

Foam Cleaning - This technique is used primarily for upholstery fabrics that could shrink or bleed color if water or a wet cleaning agent is used. The foaming cleaning agents we use are also very effective on mattresses and box springs that have light smoke damage.

Abrasive Cleaning - This technique is used to agitate the surface being cleaned. This is necessary if the residue is very thick and resists wet cleaning. We accomplish this using cleaning agents with abrasive ingredients alone or with an abrasive scrubbing pad.

Immersion Cleaning - This technique is used only for materials that can be completely saturated in a cleaning product. It is very effective for cleaning Venetian blinds. One type of immersion we use in ultrasonic. The item to be cleaned is dipped in a tank with a mix of water and cleaning agent then sound waves are used to create microscopic jet streams that agitate and clean the item.

Restoring property can save a lot of money. For many homeowners, though, the money is not the primary concern. It is the opportunity to preserve an item that holds important memories and perhaps has been in the family for generations.

SERVPRO of Statesboro is ready to assist you with both. Call us today at (912) 764.9542 to start preserving your life and memories.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is an annual observance in the United States in which communities come together to dedicate their time in raising awareness and preventing child abuse. The month of April was designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States in 1983. According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the United States annually.

On April 20th the Exchange Club of Statesboro will be sponsoring a community picnic in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

SERVPRO of Statesboro is very proud to announce that we will be joining in on this event and we can’t wait to see everyone there showing their support for the kids and families of our community. 

February Employee of the Month

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Scott Kingery, February Employee of the Month

Here at SERVPRO we value each of our employees. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing and that is what we strive for. We have learned that the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Every month SERVPRO likes to recognize an employee that brings a positive attitude and goes above and beyond to help the company grow as a whole.

Scott Kingery is one of our many dedicated employees and it is our honor to name him February Employee of the Month.

 Scott has been with SERVPRO for 6 years and has been a true asset to the company.

Scott, thank you for all that you do to make this company run efficiently and for the respect you give to our customers and staff.

March Employee of the Month

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Wiliam Brower, March Employee of the Month

Here at SERVPRO we value each of our employees. Your work is going to fill up a huge part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. We have learned that the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Every month SERVPRO likes to recognize an employee that brings positivity to work place and most importantly to our customers.

William Brower is one of our many dedicated employees and it is our honor to name him March Employee of the Month.

William has been with SERVPRO for a brief time, but has managed to excel and show us that he is a true asset to our company.

William, thank you for your hard work and dedication to the company. We truly appreciate all that you do.

Biohazard- Hoarding Disorder

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

This is what Hoarding Disorder looks like.

SERVPRO is known for water & fire damage clean up, mold remediation, storm damage clean up, & commercial services; however, were you aware that SERVPRO also handles Biohazard clean up?

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations, one being hoarding scenes. According to hoarding statistics, about 5% of the entire population in the universe displays some sort of clinical hoarding.

Being someone diagnosed with Hoarding Disorder (HD) can be difficult, as they find it hard to part with their possessions because of the perceived need to save them.

SERVPRO understands the toll hoarding can take on an individual and their family. In some cases a person diagnosed with Hoarding Disorder (HD) can be ordered by the court system  to clean up the home and property.

So the question is why SERVPRO? Our company is trained to safely remove biohazards of all types and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. SERVPRO also realizes that a hoarding scene can be both dangerous and extremely emotional for the customer and their family.

2019 Community Youth Day

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Miranda and a child bonding over love for the hula-hoop!

Our Account Manager, Miranda Winter, is part of the 2019 Leadership Bulloch Class. Each class has to plan and execute a class project. Miranda's class decided to sponsor a Community Youth Day at Luetta More Park in downtown Statesboro this past weekend. The park’s proximity to small communities and neighborhoods makes it a popular hang out for kids and families of all ages. Since Leadership Bulloch is a Chamber sponsored program, the class is not allowed to raise funds for the class project so they began asking local businesses if they would like to donate items such as soaps, toothbrushes, food, and more around November to make this event possible.
The class was able to collect enough items to make over 300 care packages to give away to the kids and families. The class also provided free food and drinks for everyone to enjoy. There were a variety of activites and games for the kids to enjoy. They also had the opportunity to tour the Statesboro Police vehicles and the Statesboro Fire Department trucks. The event was such a success that the Statesboro Youth Commission would like to carry on for years to come. We enjoyed being a small part of this wonderful event!