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Don’t Let Water & Storm Damage Sink Your Finances: The IICRC Nonprofit Sets the Standards for Cleaning, Inspection, and Restoration Services
In a Nutshell: Water damage can strike unexpectedly, causing costly damage to homes and businesses. Many people don’t face water damage in time, nor do they use proper equipment to get rid of the water or the subsequent mold that develops. The best course of action to ensure your family avoids health problems following water damage to your home is turning to an IICRC-certified professional. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets global standards and provides 27 certifications for people in the cleaning and restoration business. With a presence in more than 25 countries, the IICRC also provides consumers with educational resources on restoration — so they can repair water-related damage themselves — without breaking the bank, but also doing it the safest way possible. inShare35
Water damage from flooding and storms can wreak havoc on a family’s home and finances. The average cost of water removal alone is $2,700. Cleanup and restoration add thousands more to the bill, and a foot of flood damage repair can cost nearly $20,000. While the average water damage insurance claim is $7,500, uninsured people are looking at more staggering out-of-pocket costs.
So, people try to cut corners. One of the first mistakes they make is not facing the scope of the problem. When they procrastinate, the water damage can actually worsen, penetrating building materials, and ultimately also driving up the cost of restoration. When people do seek help, they don’t look for certified experts.
Instead, people should reach out to and rely on certified experts right away. The IICRC is an organization dedicated to setting industry standards — and training experts — in inspection, cleaning, and restoration of damaged properties. Its Clean Trust logo has become a symbol of confidence between certified technicians and customers.
Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:
- IICRC Training
- Employee Certification Training
- Initial Franchise Training
- Continuing Education Classes
Behind the Scenes at SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County
You may know us as the Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration Company. But did you know that there are over 20 services that we can provide. The team at SERVPRO® of Southwest Jefferson County is ready to help you at a moment’s notice 24/7/365. A few of the other services that we provide include…
- Mold Mitigation
- Document Restoration
- Duct Cleaning
- Vandalism Cleanup
- Forensic Remediation
- Storm Response
Our team here at SERVPRO® of Southwest Jefferson County can help you with whatever disaster that you may have. We are locally owned and operated, and ready to serve you.
Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, property manager, or first responder we are here for you. There is no disaster that is too large or too small that we can't handle. From our trained and uniformed crews to our professional restoration consultants, and our SERVPRO® Ready App that is in the palm of your hand, the cleanup team at SERVPRO® of Southwest Jefferson County is HERE TO HELP! For more information on how we can help you be prepared or for a consultation please call us at 502-933-6005.
SERVPRO 2016 Founders Bronze
2016 Founders Bronze Award
Congratulations to our franchise SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County and our owner, Jason Wilson, on winning the 2016 Founders Bronze award from SERVPRO Industries for outstanding 2015 Sales Performance.
We are thankful for our clients for their continued support throughout the year.
Also, a special thanks to our staff and technicians for their hardwork and dedication to our franchise each and every day.
Top 100 Franchise
Top 100 Franchise
SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County is proud to be included in the Top 100 Franchise for the 2016 Las Vegas SERVPRO Convention. This honor shows how hard we strive to be the best in the industry.
Striving for Excellence
As a national leader in cleanup and restoration, it’s only natural for SERVPRO to receive regular recognition for excellence in a variety of fields.
More than 1,700 Franchises are operating nationwide, and SERVPRO continues to grow. The need for experienced, trained and professional cleanup and restoration experts is recession resistant, and the growth potential inside of a proven system presents an opportunity for prospective Franchisees.
With a proud history, a successful present and a bright future, SERVPRO will press on toward becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world.
How to stay safe this summer when joining around the campfire
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Although it’s getting hotter outside, the nights are still keeping cool, making it the perfect weather to sit around a campfire. Whether it be your family’s annual camping trip or just a small fire in your backyard, it’s always important to remember the proper safety precautions to take. The smallest fire can spread and cause fire damage in a matter of moments. It’s good to know the safety precautions to take ahead of time and be prepared.
According to Smokeybear.com, there are steps to take when maintaining and extinguishing a fire.
Maintaining your campfire
1. Once your fire is already roaring steadily, keep it maintained by adding larger pieces of dry wood.
2. Make sure the fire is staying at a manageable size and is not in danger of getting out of control.
3. Never leave the campfire unattended. It can take a matter of moments for the wrong material to catch on fire and spread.
4. Never cut live trees or branches to use in the fire.
Extinguishing your campfire
1. Try to allow the campfire to burn completely out to ashes to ensure that it will not start back up.
2. Pour lots of water on the fire and embers, even the ones that are not glowing red. The embers that look dead are still very hot.
3. Pour water until the hissing sound stops.
4. Stir the campfire ashes and embers with a shovel.
5. Make sure everything is wet and covered in water so that it is cool to the touch.
6. If water is not available, dirt can also be used to put out a fire. Mix enough dirt or sand with the embers to cool it down.
7. If it’s too hot to touch, then it’s too hot to leave.
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