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2017 Resolution: Be Prepared
With our mobile app, you can now access vital information about your building that may save you from costly repairs.
With the turning of a new calendar year, most individuals have a plan to better themselves. However, you may be forgetting an important aspect of your resolution: a plan to better your business in the case of a disaster. Approximately fifty percent of businesses that have a disaster may never reopen. Being prepared is imperative in order to keep your business running all year long. This is why many local businesses, including ours, have completed a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile. This thorough document includes vital information about your building including emergency contacts, shut off valves, and priority areas. Preparation is key to having your business survive even the worst disasters. Lastly, this year we are taking our Emergency Ready Profile to the next level by including complimentary access to our app. Now, you can electronically store and access your profile on your smartphone or tablet because we know disasters won't wait. With 45 years of restoration and mitigation experience including over 1,700 franchises nationwide, SERVPRO is here to help you make any disaster, "Like it never even happened." Don't delay and call your local SERVPRO franchise today for your free business assessment.
Keep Your Holiday Lights Festive, Not Frightful
Santa made an early visit this year to SERVPRO of Windham and Windsor Counties!
The holiday season is a time for gathering with friends and family to enjoy precious moments and quality time. As the weather outside turns frightful, we rely on the warmth of our homes to host these gatherings with loved ones. Lights, candles and decorations are part of what makes the holiday season so magical however, if you are not careful, that magic could turn dark.
SERVPRO and the American Red Cross have teamed up to offer some tips to help reduce your risk of fire in your home or business this holiday season.
- Keep Christmas trees, candles and any other holiday decorations at least three feet away from heat sources such as fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, heat vents and candles.
- Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and do not use any light strings or other holiday decorations with frayed electrical cords.
- Before going to bed or leaving your property, ensure tree and holiday lights are unplugged.
- Extinguish candles before leaving a room or going to bed and never use lit candles to decorate your tree.
- Keep curious pets and young children away from Christmas trees and only use sturdy tree stands.
- When using your stove top, keep anything that can catch fire away from the area such as: pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper/plastic bags, food packaging, towels or curtains.
- After guests leave, designate one person to walk around the home/property to ensure candles and other smoking materials are properly extinguished.
If disaster does strike during the holidays, SERVPRO of Windham and Windsor Counties is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make it "Like it never even happened." We wish you a merry and bright holiday season!
Building an Emergency Supply Kit
Sever weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Know your risk of severe weather, and take action to better prepare yourself. Proactive planning can save your own life and the lives of others.
Knowing Your Risk
The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.
Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business. Put together or purchase an emergency kit. Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place.
Build an Emergency Supply Kit
- Water (one gallon per person per day)
- Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
- Manual can opener
- Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust masks or bandanas
- Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Hygiene items
- Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information
- Fire Extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
Be an example
Once you have taken action to prepare for sever weather, share your story with your friends and family. Use social media to encourage and inspire others to do the same.
SERVPRO of Keene Technicians Receive New Certification
Dustin Oliva (left) and Cory Bourassa (right) receiving their WRT Certification.
SERVPRO of Keene Production Manager Dustin Oliva and Crew Chief Cory Bourassa recently attended IICRC training in which they received their Water Restoration Technician (WRT) certification.
SERVPRO of Keene Employees Renew Certifications
Ryan Paul (left) and Derek Paul (right) receiving their updated SRT Certification from IICRC.
Ryan and Derek Paul recently attended IICRC training to renew their Smoke Restoration Technician certifications. Ryan and Derek Paul also hold certifications in Water Restoration Technician and Ryan in Air System Cleaning Specialist.