SERVPRO encourages all their franchises to be involved with the community in as many ways as possible. In several areas of the country, SERVPRO volunteered to clean and disinfect first responders vehicles, namely, police cars and fire trucks. This no charge application of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned was very well received by all parties involved in the campaign.
SERVPRO of High Point continues to support several organizations in the community. We are an active member with the American Red Cross, Guilford Economic Development Corporation Alliance, High Point's Art's Council, High Point Chamber of Commerce, High Point Economic Development Corporation, Hospice of the Piedmont, Y's Men Group, and the YWCA Latino Family Center.
SERVPRO of High Point continues to look for opportunities in the community where we can give back. The relationships we've built while volunteering our time has been instrumental in defining what the word SERVPRO means.
Best Practices, SERVPRO of High Point
Why SERVPRO of High Point you may ask? There are many reasons for choosing our Company and our franchise! First of all, our Company is one of the most recognized and appreciated brands in the country! Who hasn't heard of SERVPRO? We have an amazing support team in Gallatin, TN who supports us at every turn. Excellence in product selection and availability, excellence in training, excellence in communication, excellence in national accounts, excellence in providing large loss teams to insure that every community has mobile disaster relief personnel on call!
SERVPRO of High Point compliments the services already provided by Corporate with a few no charge services. There will be no charge on most scopes and estimates. Estimates will be presented within 24 hours. We also provide a no charge disaster plan to commercial accounts. This will help businesses to have quick access to critical information needed in the case of an emergency.
We also practice minimal invasion. Which means that we'll only do what is absolutely necessary to get homes and businesses back to their original condition. There will be no demolition that is not absolutely required, keeping restoration costs to a minimum.
And finally, response times continue to be a priority! SERVPRO of High Point will respond to after hours calls within 10 minutes. We will be on site within 2 hours. And we'll be following up with the property owner and/or adjuster within 8 hours.
How To Keep Your Roof Safe
The National Storm Damage Center says that trees that are damaged by severe weather cause more than $1 billion in property damage in the United States each year. It is highly recommended that you prepare your roof for hurricane season with a thorough inspection and then addressing any issues. But, even if your roof is in pristine shape, other extraneous factors could damage your roof. It is a good idea to go around your yard and check for trees that could damage your roof. While they may look innocuous, during a storm they could wreck havoc. Check trees for overhanging branches or broken limbs. Trim them away, clearing a 10 foot radius around your house. Always keep your roof free of excessive leaves, needles, and other debris. Make sure water moves unobstructed. Excessive pools of water can rot wooden eaves and support beams. Make sure gutters and downspouts are free of debris. Check the integrity of all the trees in your yard, no matter their size. They could have hidden rot or other diseases that make it vulnerable during a storm.
Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning
Does your business have a clothes dryer? If so, you have a hidden hazard! Dryers, especially those that are used frequently for commercial use, can collect excess lint and debris in the vent line. This excess lint is the most common source of ignition for dryer fires, which account for 15,500 fires every year. In addition to the risk of fire, excess lint and debris can lead to clogs and decreased efficiency, as well as additional energy use. SERVPRO of High Point provides professional commercial dryer vent cleaning services to a wide variety of businesses with clothes dryers.
Our commercial dryer vent cleaning services offer business owners many benefits. First and foremost, by having your dryer vents cleaned by our experienced technicians, you can be sure that the risk of dryer fire in your building is minimized. In addition to removing the fire hazard, our services will ultimately save your business time and money by increasing your dryer's efficiency.
Leading appliance manufacturers recommend having your dryer vent inspected and cleaned by a professional once a year.
Certified SERVPRO Cleaned - Consultation
Not all businesses are the same, which is why we will assign you with a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a custom cleaning program to meet your specific needs.
SERVPRO has worked in a wide variety of industries with business ranging from start-ups to global, multinational organizations. That's why we know to start such a critical cleaning process with a consultation.
Your specific program will be developed based on a range of factors including business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch points, foot traffic and congestion points. As a result, you'll know that Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is just not an industry leading standard in clean, you'll know that the clean you receive is customized to your need.
Certified SERVPRO Cleaned: The Three P's
Based on the specific needs of your business, your location will undergo a thorough, expert deep clean rooted in the pillars of People, Process, and Product.
People. SERVPRO professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience with biological contaminants, and we go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform.
Process. SERVPRO professionals are trained to perform proactive or emergency response cleanups that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. Cleaning procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
Product. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned has more than 100 exclusive cleaning products to meet any need including our proprietary cleaning agent, SERVPROXIDE- a hospital grade disinfectant that carries the Environmental Protection Agency's lowest toxicity category and is National Sanitation Foundation certified for direct food contact surface use. All our products carry the Environmental Protection Agency's registered emerging pathogen claims and meet the standard set by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for hospital-grade disinfectants.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - Certification
We're going to extend our credibility as a premier biohazard cleaning company in the country to your business - to give assurance to your employees and customers that only SERVPRO can deliver.
Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to our property signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates you've selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers.
And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you chose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Let SERVPRO of High Point prove what it really means to be clean in your home or business!
What separates SERVPRO of High Point from other companies is that we are committed to the drying process at the start of every job. The goal is to dry out as much of the structure as possible. Then if demo is required, we practice what is called "minimal invasion". Which means that we will cut out only what is absolutely necessary in getting the structure back to its original condition. It is less costly conducting jobs this way, and it is less stressful for the property owner as well. They will not have a lot of time and money tied up in the restoration process. Our technicians are trained to perform services in this manner as during their SERVPRO of High Point training sessions. We pride ourselves on this foundation to the mitigation process.
Snow Storm Facts
Snow storms are a type of winter storm in which the main form of precipitation is snow. A snow storm is really just heavy snowfall. A snow storm is made when high pressure air has contact with low pressure air. The high pressure cold winds start blowing towards the low pressure areas. The low pressure air contains high moisture content. Clouds are formed as the hot humid air moves up, replaced by the cold air below. Then finally when precipitation occurs, the water droplets coming down freeze due to low temperatures in a region and what we get is a snow storm! If the temperature falls very much below the freezing point, an ice storm occurs. Ice storms cause multiple deaths in many countries around the world. Ice storms can take out power, glass and more.
Six More Weeks Of Winter
Brace yourself for six more weeks of winter. That is, if you like to get your weather prediction from a groundhog in Pennsylvania. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and as the legend holds, that means six additional weeks of heavy coats and mittens. Phil was awakened at 7:25am and made his prediction in front of about 16 members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club at Gobbler's Knob.
Phil is not new to the forecasting game. The ceremony has been going on since 1887. For the last two years in a row, Phil has not seen his shadow, predicting an early spring. Winter officially comes to an end on the equinox on March 20th, regardless of what Phil predicts.
In the past, Phil has been way more likely to see his shadow than not. He has reportedly seen his shadow 104 times, but not seen his shadow only 20 times. Statistically speaking, Phil has been correct in his forecasts about 50% of the time in the last 10 years.