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Employee Spotlight: The Incredible Sheldon Borris

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

General Employee Spotlight: The Incredible Sheldon Borris You'll never catch Sheldon without his beanie!

This month, for the Hardest Decision We Have To Make Every 30 Days, we spotlight our talented carpenter, Sheldon Borris.

Sheldon joined our team in early 2016, but he was no stranger to the SERVPRO system. He came to SERVPRO of Hernando County after nearly a decade working with another franchise in New Jersey, where he escaped cold winters in favor of the Florida sub-tropics.

Sheldon is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, and brings his island attitude with him. He is always smiling and laughing as he goes about his day, and his supervisors and teammates say he’s a joy to work with. “Anytime you ask him to do something, he says ‘No problem, got it!’,” said Jeremy George, executive director at SERVPRO of Hernando County. Clients often remark about Sheldon and their appreciation for his skilled work and awesome demeanor.

Although there are countless reasons to spotlight Sheldon, he was selected this month specifically for an outstanding containment structure he built to properly demarcate during a mold remediation. He built the containment with a painstaking attention to detail and extremely accurate carpentry skills, allowing our team to efficiently and properly complete the project easily and quickly.

Thank you, Sheldon, for being a leader in our production department and for all you contribute to our company culture.

Employee Spotlight: The Incredible Sheldon Borris

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

General Employee Spotlight: The Incredible Sheldon Borris You'll never catch Sheldon without his beanie!

This month, for the Hardest Decision We Have To Make Every 30 Days, we spotlight our talented carpenter, Sheldon Borris.

Sheldon joined our team in early 2016, but he was no stranger to the SERVPRO system. He came to SERVPRO of Hernando County after nearly a decade working with another franchise in New Jersey, where he escaped cold winters in favor of the Florida sub-tropics.

Sheldon is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, and brings his island attitude with him. He is always smiling and laughing as he goes about his day, and his supervisors and teammates say he’s a joy to work with. “Anytime you ask him to do something, he says ‘No problem, got it!’,” said Jeremy George, executive director at SERVPRO of Hernando County. Clients often remark about Sheldon and their appreciation for his skilled work and awesome demeanor.

Although there are countless reasons to spotlight Sheldon, he was selected this month specifically for an outstanding containment structure he built to properly demarcate during a mold remediation. He built the containment with a painstaking attention to detail and extremely accurate carpentry skills, allowing our team to efficiently and properly complete the project easily and quickly.

Thank you, Sheldon, for being a leader in our production department and for all you contribute to our company culture.

Celebrate Summer Safety!

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Celebrate Summer Safety! Be safe and enjoy your summer!

It’s quintessential Florida summertime: roasting marshmallows over an open campfire with a cold beverage in your hand, grilling burgers and dogs by the pool, relaxing with friends and family. Summer is a time to enjoy Weeki Wachee’s great outdoors, but it is also important to keep safety in mind. Consider the following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association, to keep you and your family safe all summer long.

  • When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbecue grills; do not add fluid after coals have been lit.
  • When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connection is tight; check hoses for leaks. Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks.
  • When camping, always use a flame-retardant tent and set up camp far away from the campfire.
  • Always build a campfire downwind from the tent area. Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your fire. Extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite.
  • Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline) away from your tent and campfire and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.

The team at SERVPRO of Hernando County wishes you and safe and happy summer!

http://www.nfpa.org/

http://www.SERVPROhernandocounty.com/

Celebrate Summer Safety!

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Celebrate Summer Safety! Be safe and enjoy your summer!

It’s quintessential Florida summertime: roasting marshmallows over an open campfire with a cold beverage in your hand, grilling burgers and dogs by the pool, relaxing with friends and family. Summer is a time to enjoy Weeki Wachee’s great outdoors, but it is also important to keep safety in mind. Consider the following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association, to keep you and your family safe all summer long.

  • When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbecue grills; do not add fluid after coals have been lit.
  • When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connection is tight; check hoses for leaks. Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks.
  • When camping, always use a flame-retardant tent and set up camp far away from the campfire.
  • Always build a campfire downwind from the tent area. Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your fire. Extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite.
  • Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline) away from your tent and campfire and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.

The team at SERVPRO of Hernando County wishes you and safe and happy summer!

http://www.nfpa.org/

http://www.SERVPROhernandocounty.com/

Employee Spotlight: Leah, Direct Project Coordinator

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

General Employee Spotlight: Leah, Direct Project Coordinator It begins with Leah and ends "Like it never even happened."

This month we shine the spotlight on Leah, our newly appointed Direct Project Coordinator. 

In her new role, Leah handles water damage claims from soup to nuts – beginning with client’s first call, she sees the projects through to completion, working closely with the SERVPRO team, clients, and third parties.  

Leah joined the SERVPRO of Hernando County team last fall, initially as a Project Coordinator partnered with a Project Manager working on reconstruction projects. Succeeding in that position, she seized the opportunity to move over to the company’s direct work side of the business. Leah’s experience, confidence, and calming nature made her a perfect fit for her new role.  

We asked Leah a few questions about her job.  

Every day you field calls from clients facing disasters in their homes and businesses. What is the first thing you want them to know?   

They need to know that “We are here to help!” Customers aren’t calling because their house is full of cupcakes and rainbows. One of the most stressful times you’ll face as a home/business owner is when disaster strikes and it’s imperative to know that I will assist in any way that I can.   

What advice do you have for a homeowner or business owner who needs to call SERVPRO?   

Stay calm. Like I said, we're here to help, and our team has seen thousands of unique water damages over our 25 years in operation.  

When you call SERVPRO, we will ask the following specific details about your home: 

  • Name/address/phone number 
  • What caused your water loss? 
  • Has the leak been fixed? 
  • How many rooms were affected? 
  • What type of flooring do you have? 
  • Is there standing water? Water or electric available? 
  • Were walls or ceilings affected? 
  • Do you see visible mold? 
  • All pertinent insurance information 

What is the best part of your new job?   

The best part of my job is being able to use my calm nature to assist customers during their loss and to make it “Like it never even happened.” I enjoy working a job from start to finish and being a consistent point of contact for the customer, the adjusters, and our team making the process run smoothly and more effectively.   

http://www.SERVPROhernandocounty.com/

Employee Spotlight: Leah, Direct Project Coordinator

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

General Employee Spotlight: Leah, Direct Project Coordinator It begins with Leah and ends "Like it never even happened."

This month we shine the spotlight on Leah, our newly appointed Direct Project Coordinator. 

In her new role, Leah handles water damage claims from soup to nuts – beginning with client’s first call, she sees the projects through to completion, working closely with the SERVPRO team, clients, and third parties.  

Leah joined the SERVPRO of Hernando County team last fall, initially as a Project Coordinator partnered with a Project Manager working on reconstruction projects. Succeeding in that position, she seized the opportunity to move over to the company’s direct work side of the business. Leah’s experience, confidence, and calming nature made her a perfect fit for her new role.  

We asked Leah a few questions about her job.  

Every day you field calls from clients facing disasters in their homes and businesses. What is the first thing you want them to know?   

They need to know that “We are here to help!” Customers aren’t calling because their house is full of cupcakes and rainbows. One of the most stressful times you’ll face as a home/business owner is when disaster strikes and it’s imperative to know that I will assist in any way that I can.   

What advice do you have for a homeowner or business owner who needs to call SERVPRO?   

Stay calm. Like I said, we're here to help, and our team has seen thousands of unique water damages over our 25 years in operation.  

When you call SERVPRO, we will ask the following specific details about your home: 

  • Name/address/phone number 
  • What caused your water loss? 
  • Has the leak been fixed? 
  • How many rooms were affected? 
  • What type of flooring do you have? 
  • Is there standing water? Water or electric available? 
  • Were walls or ceilings affected? 
  • Do you see visible mold? 
  • All pertinent insurance information 

What is the best part of your new job?   

The best part of my job is being able to use my calm nature to assist customers during their loss and to make it “Like it never even happened.” I enjoy working a job from start to finish and being a consistent point of contact for the customer, the adjusters, and our team making the process run smoothly and more effectively.   

http://www.SERVPROhernandocounty.com/

It's not a fan, it's an air mover!

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage It's not a fan, it's an air mover! Multiple air movers being brought back to the warehouse after expediting the drying process at a water loss.

If water has made its way into your home, whether in Brooksville, Spring Hill, or Weeki Wachee, SERVPRO of Hernando County is here to help.  

Our team of Restoration Technicians are trained using IICRC standards to make it “Like it never even happened,” using specialized techniques and industrial equipment designed to mitigate damage and prepare the property for reconstruction. Our warehouses and trucks are stocked with equipment that will extract standing water and then, based on environmental conditions, dry the property to prepare it for reconstruction. The most common equipment you’ll see installed are industrial dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, and air movers.  

Air movers? When I told my dad about the equipment we use at my new job, he said, "isn't that just a fancy fan?" Funny guy.  

An air mover is much more than a fan, it’s an essential tool for mitigating water damage. This devise creates high-velocity airflow, allowing an environment to dry as quickly and efficiently as possible. Combined with dehumidifiers, it’s a powerful combination that restores the environment to original conditions and is a necessary tool for water restoration.  

Advantages of air movers include:  

  • Energy Efficient: Air movers use minimal power for maximum air flow.  
  • High velocity: Air movers work great for ventilation and cooling. 
  • Speeds drying time: Air movers help floors, carpets and wall cavities dry faster. 

When the drying process time is reduced so are the chances of a second loss or additional damage, which can include microbial growth.  

No fancy fan here, but an essential tool that can save you thousands.  

 http://www.IICRC.org/consumers/care/water-damage/ 

http://www.SERVPROhernandocounty.com/ 

It's not a fan, it's an air mover!

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage It's not a fan, it's an air mover! Multiple air movers being brought back to the warehouse after expediting the drying process at a water loss.

If water has made its way into your home, whether in Brooksville, Spring Hill, or Weeki Wachee, SERVPRO of Hernando County is here to help.  

Our team of Restoration Technicians are trained using IICRC standards to make it “Like it never even happened,” using specialized techniques and industrial equipment designed to mitigate damage and prepare the property for reconstruction. Our warehouses and trucks are stocked with equipment that will extract standing water and then, based on environmental conditions, dry the property to prepare it for reconstruction. The most common equipment you’ll see installed are industrial dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, and air movers.  

Air movers? When I told my dad about the equipment we use at my new job, he said, "isn't that just a fancy fan?" Funny guy.  

An air mover is much more than a fan, it’s an essential tool for mitigating water damage. This devise creates high-velocity airflow, allowing an environment to dry as quickly and efficiently as possible. Combined with dehumidifiers, it’s a powerful combination that restores the environment to original conditions and is a necessary tool for water restoration.  

Advantages of air movers include:  

  • Energy Efficient: Air movers use minimal power for maximum air flow.  
  • High velocity: Air movers work great for ventilation and cooling. 
  • Speeds drying time: Air movers help floors, carpets and wall cavities dry faster. 

When the drying process time is reduced so are the chances of a second loss or additional damage, which can include microbial growth.  

No fancy fan here, but an essential tool that can save you thousands.  

 http://www.IICRC.org/consumers/care/water-damage/ 

http://www.SERVPROhernandocounty.com/ 

Hurricane season is here - are you ready?

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane season is here - are you ready? What's in your emergency supply kit?

Swaying palm trees, sandy beaches, hot sun… and hurricane season! It’s a simple fact, living near the Florida coast – and other people’s vacation hotspots like Weeki Wachee  and Hernando Beach –means there is always a chance that a summer storm will come barreling through. And when it comes to hurricanes, preparation is everything!  

SERVPRO of Hernando County makes safety our top priority. We hope you do, too. So, we want to know, what is in your hurricane safety kit? 

Check out the list below for recommended items by Ready.gov to include in your basic emergency supply kit:

  •  One gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days for drinking and sanitation
  • At least a 3 supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food
  • Local maps 

Beyond the basics, consider the following: cash in case credit cards or ATMs cannot be accessed, games and puzzles for kids to pass time, solar-powered cell phone chargers, extra infant formula and pet food, and family documents stored in a portable, waterproof container. 

As always, be safe, prepared and have SERVPRO of Hernando County's phone number on speed dial during this year's hurricane season.   

https://www.ready.gov/kit

Hurricane season is here - are you ready?

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane season is here - are you ready? What's in your emergency supply kit?

Swaying palm trees, sandy beaches, hot sun… and hurricane season! It’s a simple fact, living near the Florida coast – and other people’s vacation hotspots like Weeki Wachee  and Hernando Beach –means there is always a chance that a summer storm will come barreling through. And when it comes to hurricanes, preparation is everything!  

SERVPRO of Hernando County makes safety our top priority. We hope you do, too. So, we want to know, what is in your hurricane safety kit? 

Check out the list below for recommended items by Ready.gov to include in your basic emergency supply kit:

  •  One gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days for drinking and sanitation
  • At least a 3 supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food
  • Local maps 

Beyond the basics, consider the following: cash in case credit cards or ATMs cannot be accessed, games and puzzles for kids to pass time, solar-powered cell phone chargers, extra infant formula and pet food, and family documents stored in a portable, waterproof container. 

As always, be safe, prepared and have SERVPRO of Hernando County's phone number on speed dial during this year's hurricane season.   

https://www.ready.gov/kit