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Preparing Your Commercial Business for a Disaster
It is stated that about 50% of commercial business who run into a disaster never reopen after that disaster occurred. SERVPRO of Merrimack wants to help more business stay in business after an emergency happens and be there for support when needed.
SERVPRO of Merrimack established an Emergency Disaster Program so that when a disaster comes, you will have a blanket of security in times of panic. This is a detailed description of where to go, when to take action and who you can call. An emergency ready profile is vital for your commercial business because a disaster could happen at any moment, and SERVPRO wants to help prepare our customers for any disaster that may come their way. The ERP, or emergency ready profile is a profile that will have all the necessary information you need to handle situations with disasters. No contracts are involved and it is at no cost to you or your business. We locate all the emergency numbers you may need and emergency action checklist for a step by step on what to do in a disaster. We also have provided the necessary utility shut off locations for all the gas, electric, heat, water and other important locations to know and understand how to turn them off. This is vital because in case of emergencies and panic, you may not know how to even shut off the source, which is important because the source needs to be shut off before any action can be done. It will also give you a complete property overview, showing where emergency exits are and where exactly you should leave the property when evacuating.
Time is of the essence in cases of emergency, so it is important to act fast to eliminate anymore disaster from occurring. By having a plan of action, you can readily be prepared and act in a timely manner, and limit the amount of time you as a company are inactive. Not only does the ERP save you time, but money as well. We obtain all your insurance information so you have it readily available at your convenience as a mobile app also. We have detailed an insurance policy information in your pamphlet to inform our customers what their policy is and what is covered by insurance. It is important to keep in mind, safety first and to account for everyone in the building and make sure everyone is okay before moving on. Things get crazy and hectic and emotions run high when a disaster occurs, so SERVPRO of Merrimack wants to make this as easy as possible for our customers because we understand the hardships you might be going through at that moment. We can offer you all the services in the world to cleanup the damage, but the best service we can offer is helping you be prepared.
SERVPRO wants the best for our customers and we know the best for them is the Emergency Ready Profile. SERVPRO of Merrimack always has your back when it comes to preparedness and the essentials when dealing with a disaster.
SERVPRO Restoration & GreenSky Financing Available for Merrimack
Merrimack Property Owners Benefit from SERVPRO Restoration and GreenSky Lending Services
Merrimack Homeowners Turn to SERVPRO for Restoration and GreenSky for Lending
If you have recently suffered through a flood, fire, or mold infestation, we understand that the only thing worrying you as much as restoring your home is how you are going to pay for it. Fortunately, we have some good news.
SERVPRO has recently partnered with the GreenSky lending company to help you put your Merrimack home back together. We take the burden of removing mold, water, and fire damage off your shoulders while our new partner lifts the financial concern.
We sought out this solution after assisting customers who tried to save money by doing the demolition, cleaning, and restoration themselves. In every case, the homeowners or residents simply added to the problem and found themselves with a larger bill; sometimes much larger.
GreenSky has processed over $8 Billion of installment loans to home and business owners who need help to put their property back to its original state. This Atlanta based lending business specializes in restoration based installment loans and has developed a system that lets them process the loans quicker than most other lenders. Depending on your need and qualification, you may get up to $55,000 to cover restoration costs.
Our office personnel have recently completed GreenSky’s financial and software training and can help you however you may want to make your application. The program provides us with several options: In our office, over the phone with GreenSky or filling out an online form that can be processed in just a few minutes while you sit in our waiting room.
The third option is an incredible mobile app. With it, one of our trained technicians can take your information at your residence or business and have you approved for an installment loan before we finish unloading our equipment. Within an hour or two, we can have you set up with an 84 to 96, month loan (7 or 8 years) at a payment that can be as low as $79 a month.
Once approved for a loan, there is no need to use it immediately. GreenSky knows that the restoration process takes time and gives you four months to use it. That gives you the breathing room you need to make the right decisions on repairing your home and whether to restore or replace your personal property.
At SERVPRO of Merrimack, we do everything possible to keep costs to a minimum, but costs can still run into a year’s salary very quickly. For more information on what we can do for your home and how GreenSky can help, call us at (603) 262-9293 or visit us at http://www.SERVPROmerrimack.com.
How To Prepare Your Chimney For The Winter!
Your chimney is part of your home, which needs cleaning too.
Fall is here! The temperature is mellowing into a more comfortable range, leaves have already started to fall off the trees. Before we all know it winter will be knocking at our doors! So lets get started on talking about cleaning your chimney in anticipation of cooler nights. Some of you might not know this but chimney's need cleaning at least once a year, more often if yours sees more use than average. Fall is a great time to check because you don't want to start a fire for the first time in the winter without performing maintenance. If you are unsure about if your chimney needs sprucing, all you got to do is take a flashlight and look into your chimney. Take a knife and scrape a bit of soot off of the wall, if it is more than 1/8 inches thick then get your gloves on because it's cleaning time!
If this is your first time your fireplace is seeing cleaning materials, be sure to check for nesting animals and critters who may have made a home there!
The next step is to measure the chimney. It's okay to overestimate but try to be as accurate as possible. This can be accomplished by climbing on the roof and measuring down or measuring up through the fireplace. The size and shape of the flue is important to jot down as well. It can be round or square, 6" or 8".
Now it's time to get all your cleaning materials together. Chimney brush, goggles, a broom and dustpan and also the most important thing is a face mask. Cleaning from top down with weighted brush requires up and down motions as you scrape away debris. Cleaning from the bottom up requires a partner on the roof to help scrub with a pulley system. After your chimney is all cleaned, you have to be careful when sweeping and discarding the debris. Now your chimney is ready for winter nights!
New and Improved Equipment
After attending the National SERVPRO convention, SERVPRO of Merrimack has decided to invest in some of the new equipment that was shown on display. SERVPRO of Merrimack has invested in 10 new state of the art air-scrubbers and 10 new, more efficient dehumidifiers.
These new pieces of equipment will allow SERVPRO to better purify and rid the air of any harmful substances such as microbial spores. Along with the air purification equipment the new dehumidifiers will help to dry out an area or room more efficiently. These tools enable a faster and more efficient cleanup to any disaster.
SERVPRO Merrimack Attends SERVPRO Annual Convention
The National SERVPRO convention is the best way for SERVPRO of Merrimack to stay up to date with the latest equipment and techniques that come out every year. There are always awesome new pieces of equipment that will help us clean any disaster faster and with more efficiancy. It is great to be able to meet up with new and existing franchise owners, talking and exchanging new innovative ideas for the company.
Just about every supply company out there has a new and improved piece of equipment they like to show at this convention. However, this year it seemed that Pheonix was at the top of their game.
SERVPRO of Merrimack has recently been entering the social media world. We are trying to enhance our ability to help anyone who needs it. With out multiple social media pages it allows the customer to access our services more easily. This also enable the customer to get a better feel for who we are as a company and who each of our employees are as people. Please check us out at any of our social media pages for a better look at SERVPRO Merrimack and the occasional DIY for home improvements.
SERVPRO of Merrimack Becomes an IICRC Certified Firm
Our Framed IICRC Firm Certification
SERVPRO of Merrimack recently became an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified firm. The IICRC sets the industry standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry, of which SERVPRO is an industry leader. The following is from the IICRC official website (http://www.iicrc.org).
”IICRC Certified Firms have earned the right to display the cleantrust logo as a symbol of quality. In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise.
IICRC Certified Firms must:
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC actively pursues relationships with fiber producers, carpet and fabric mills, furnishing manufacturers and retailers, and others affiliated with the industry. The use of IICRC-certified service professionals is specified in leading manufacturers’ maintenance brochures and warranties.”
SERVPRO of Merrimack is honored to count itself among the select organizations to receive this certification. We will continue to offer the same standard of excellence that you have come to expect, but now we have the IICRC stamp of approval to back that up.