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Vandalism Damage and Harmful Waste

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Vandalism Damage

DO'S:

  • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

DON'Ts:

  • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
  • Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects.

Harmful Waste

(Sewage, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc.)

DO:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

DON'Ts:

  • Attempt cleanup of any kind.
  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

SERVPRO of Fayette County

"Like it never even happened."

Tracie "Dusty" Nichols

1211 Avon Dr.

Connellsville, PA

724-628-3022

Vandalism Damage

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Vandalism Damage

Emergency Tips For Your Home

DO:

  • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

DON'T:

  • Attempt to remove ink. paint or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
  • Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain. furniture or art objects.

If you or someone you know has had vandalism done to your/their  business, and it is beyond your/their means, give SERVPRO a call and our professional SERVPRO representatives will be happy to assist, and make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Fayette County

1211 Avon Dr. 

Connellsville, PA 15425

724-628-3022

"Like it never even happened."

The Importance of Business Cards

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO business card This is SERVPRO of Fayette's marketing representative's business card.

Humans are always traveling or going places on a day to day basis all the time. Airports are some of the busiest places in the world. Imagine how many different people you see on a daily basis or how many food places that you go to every day. Its said that on average, we'll see 3 million faces in our lifetime. That's a lot of people with a lot of different backgrounds and experiences that could add to your network by giving out a simple business card. Anyone is a potential customer or even knows a potential customer. 

Also carrying multiple business cards on you is crucial because you never know when someone could come out of no where seeking out your services or you could be on a lunch break somewhere and over hear someone needing the services you provide.

Leaving your cards in businesses that you visit sometimes could also lead to productivity by gaining exposure from fellow customers that go into that establishment as well. It also familiarizes your business and services with the companies that you leave your card with. Having business cards is one of the ultimate forms of exposure and is a great way to build your network and gain business.

How to get a Company to Remember You

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

I find it rather important that people remember who I am and what my mission is whenever I meet someone. As a marketing representative for SERVPRO this couldn't be more true for me as I am the first line of advertisement as well as the closer. Its my job to go around and make sure people know that SERVPRO is everything that we say we are and that we got their back in case of emergencies. For this I believe it is most important that I be memorable and I have some tips on how to leave your mark on people and be impossible to forget.

A good tip to be memorable, and a pretty important one at that, is to introduce yourself to others. No matter where you are act like you’re the host and be the first to say hello. Another tip is to be enthusiastic about things and life to others. People will gravitate to those upbeat, positive and cheerful people. Also if you can break the ice with some humor, you're six times more likely to be remembered. There are tons of other tips on how to be memorable, I just thought that these three were some of the most important tips. 

Emergency Ready Profiles

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile Logo Emergency Ready Profile Logo

Disaster strikes in the blink of eye, or in some cases the drip of a water heater tank. That's why it's always important to be prepared and have a plan of action. With SERVPRO, we have this thing called Emergency Ready Profiles that we prepare for businesses in case of emergency on site. What this is, is a laminated list of details and information about the building that are important for any type of disaster that pops up. 

The Emergency Ready Profile, or ERP for short, is a list that includes phone numbers of important people like the building owner, IT guy, building manager, fire department and other along that line. It also has pictures of the gas, water and electric shut offs and instructions on how to get to them and operate them. It details instructions to that company or business as well as details what our SERVPRO trucks and employees need to do if something happens and so much more. The ERPs are a vital asset to businesses that use them and prepare them for disaster until we can get on site and mediate the problem.

Professionalism and Business Etiquette

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

What is business etiquette and why is it important? This is the question I asked myself upon first introduction to business etiquette my senior year at West Virginia University. As my teacher continued to speak and go in-depth about it and explain to us fresh faces about to enter the workforce what business etiquette was, I couldn't help but think that some of the stuff he was detailing was a little weird and maybe a tad bit extra mile-ish for interviews and formal business functions. However, I continued to listen and absorb the information because I wanted to learn how to be a professional and talk to other professionals without making a fool of myself in the process. 

Over the next couple months, I began practicing this business etiquette at interviews and with various professionals that I knew outside of school and work. I picked up on some of it right away because I am naturally a social and energetic person but it was more than just being social. Having grade A business etiquette is something that takes practice and something that is not always set in stone. It kind of shifts between different people that you're interacting with. For example the CEO of Texas Road House is probably way different than the CEO of Ford or Ferrari for example. 

Regardless of who it is that you're talking to or doing business with, the basis of all business etiquette is fairly the same and can take you far in your business with other people. It's a very nice skill to practice and can help you succeed in ways you never expected. Always know your audience and always stay professional!

Water Damage File Process

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

             Water Damage Job File Process

To maintain consistency on each job, SERVPRO Franchise Professional utilize a system known as the Job File Process. An individual file is maintained for each job and serves as a detailed record of the events of each job. The job file forms include:

  • SERVPRO First Notice of Loss (FNOL)
  • SERVPRO Authorization to Perform.
  • SERVPRO Customer Information Form - Water Damage.
  • SERVPRO Water Damage Emergency Services Report.
  • SERVPRO Water Damage, Equipment Validation and Drying Report.
  • SERVPRO Certification of Satisfaction.

If you have a water damage in your Professional Commercial building call SERVPRO of Fayette County and our SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will be out quickly to assist you with what ever type of water damage you have.

724-628-3022

Like it never even happened.

Restoring Commercial Properties in Fayette County PA

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

When flooding or water damage happens in Fayette County commercial properties , the damage can often be complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and quick response from a SERVPRO Franchise Professional. Whether we're dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. 

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged are while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in you business, give SERVPRO of Fayette County a call , so we can make it,

           Like it never even happened.

Puff back in a commercial building

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

A puff back in a commercial building can cause a lot of aggravation. A puff back can be described as an explosion or misfiring inside the furnace. This can cause soot to be sent throughout the whole inside of your business. Covering walls, floors, furniture, drapes, cabinets, computers, paperwork, and pretty much all the things inside your business. A buff back can require some thorough cleaning to be done by a restoration company such as us, SERVPRO! It may even cause additional repairs on your businesses heating system.

Depending on the strength of the puff back and to what extent of its effect it can have on the building and the buildings content , can vary on whether or not how good the quality of oil that is ignited. There are other variables that come in to play as well, such as heater type, condition, building construction, etc... 

Flooded warehouse.

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Flooded Warehouse in Perryopolis .

Of all of the disasters that could happen to a home or a business, floods are the most unpredictable, because of the damage they can cause. Depending on how bad the flood is, a home or business owner may be able to salvage there structure by disposing of furniture, carpets and drywall. However some floods can do as much as tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in repair costs. Unfortunately, most flood damage is not covered by your insurance company.

When you have a flood in your home of business, such as a flooded warehouse, it's important to have the structure dried out and cleaned as soon as possible. The longer the structure stays wet, the more of a chance of mold growth. 

When flooding happens, it's best to have a SERVPRO Franchise Professional come and properly dispose of any damaged contents, and properly dry out the area and sanitize. And make it ,

" Like it never even happened"

Restoring Your Fayette County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Fayette County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Fayette County

SERVPRO of Fayette County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Certifications

  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician