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Burlington County Event

3/1/2017 (Permalink)

Thank you to the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce for the educational lunch and learn. We enjoy attending each month and look forward to seeing you all again next month. 

Home Fire Campaign

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO partnered with the American Red Cross and local Fire Departments going house to house in the Willingboro area installing free smoke detectors. We donated cases of water and provided breakfast for all the volunteers. We were broken up into teams of four to document, install and educate each resident. For residents who were not home we left packets on each door to give them the opportunity to call their local fire department to schedule a time for them to stop back. The 11 groups were able to hit about 800 houses and installed 216 smoke detectors. This is the third time this year this campaign has taken place and this year alone 800 smoke detectors have been installed in the state of New Jersey. It was a beautiful day to walk around Willingboro to increase the chances of saving a life.

 

SERVPRO Goes Pink for October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO Goes Pink for October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month BCRF Susan G Komen SERVPRO Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness and Research

October is breast cancer awareness month.  Every year, more than 100,000 volunteers and activists work through more than 120 Affiliates mobilize more than 1.6 million friends and neighbors every year through events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® - the world's largest awareness and fundraising event for breast cancer. Komen advocates for breast self-awareness as a primary method for fighting breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.

In 2016-2017, BCRF will award $57 million in annual grants to more than 250 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. In addition, BCRF has established the Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund, a multi-year international program dedicated to metastasis that is the first large-scale global effort to unravel the biology of metastasis, with more than $30 million earmarked to date. It is the largest privately funded project exclusively focused on metastasis in the world. But we still have more to do.

Funeral Service Directors: SERVPRO can help your business grow

9/21/2016 (Permalink)

General Funeral Service Directors: SERVPRO can help your business grow SERVPRO can help Funeral Service Companies and Funeral Directors or Funeral Homes


SERVPRO attends many events throughout or workweek. Next week we have a benefit sponsoring the families of injured or sick emergency workers. This past week, we sponsored an event for funeral homes and funeral directors.

We learned about those businesses and enjoyed meeting many different people who are experts in the funeral industry. We also were able to demonstrate our services that funeral homes often are in need of but don't typically know we offer.

We can offer bio-recovery and cleanup. Last week we provided service to a building where someone who lived alone passed away and was not found until several days later. Situations like that need to be handled specially and we just recently completed a week long training course to be certified in bio-recovery cleanup.

Many families are also faced with the task of moving out their loved ones' possessions. We offer pack out and move out services as well as removal of trash and cleanup of properties.

Funeral homes often find theirselves helping families grieve and get through the process respectfully. Knowing they are able to call on the SERVPRO professionals helps them grow their businesses and provide great service.

SERVPRO makes National Preparedness Month Easy: Make Your Emergency Plan With SERVPRO

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO makes National Preparedness Month Easy: Make Your Emergency Plan With SERVPRO SERVPRO Makes National Emergency Preparedness Month Easy

We are in the middle of hurricane season.  Right now, Asia is experiencing a record-breaking typhoon, and here in the United States, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work and visit. 

The theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month is “Don’t Wait, Communicate.  Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” and suits well with everything we do at SERVPRO. 

Did you know SERVPRO offers a FREE emergency ready profile that anyone can set up using a smartphone or tablet?  SERVPRO has ensured making your emergency ready plan is available at the touch of your fingertips through our FREE app available in your app store.  Visit ready.SERVPRO.com to learn more. 

Of course, in the spirit of being prepared and ready for any disaster that could happen, we hope everyone adds SERVPRO to your contingency plans both at work and home.  Protecting your home by knowing our services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days each year is a great way to stay prepared.  Add our number to your plan: 215-772-1203 and make sure you download our ready app to create your emergency ready profile today!

Eastampton Township Youth Police and Fire Academy a Huge Success

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

General Eastampton Township Youth Police and Fire Academy a Huge Success SERVPRO fire water restoration

The Eastampton Township Police Department and Eastampton Township Fire Department co-sponsored the 1st annual Police and Fire Academy from August 15 – August 19. Based upon a motto of “Service Before Self,” the free academy graduated twenty-four (24) youth cadets who participated in a variety of law enforcement and emergency services activities. The program was made possible through the generous donations of several local businesses and organizations including Eastampton Township Council, Eastampton Fire Department, Eastampton Police Department, Eastampton Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #146, 537 Subs, O’Connor’s Restaurant, Russo’s Restaurant, Rancocas Veterinary, Six Flags, and Walmart of Lumberton. The program concluded with a ceremony in which participants received graduation certificates.

SERVPRO enjoys collaborating with police and fire departments to perform tasks they need for emergency services.  

Two Easy Home Maintenance Tasks to Prepare for Fall and Prevent Water Damage

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

General Two Easy Home Maintenance Tasks to Prepare for Fall and Prevent Water Damage SERVPRO water restoration and cleanup

As much fun as summer can be, it has to end at some point. As the trees begin to change and the weather shifts from hot and humid to cool and crisp, it’s time to prepare for the onset of cooler months. Whether you’re not ready for the heat to be gone or are looking forward to unpacking your favorite cold weather clothes, there’s a lot to do to get ready for the changing seasons.

7. Inspect your roof
If you have a heavy rainstorm or a foot of snow, can your roof take the burden? Before settling in for another chilly fall and a freezing winter, take a look at your roof for weak spots, cracks in your shingles, granules, and wind damage. If you see anything that looks off or unstable, a roofer may be what your home needs to weather this winter’s storms.

3. Clean our your gutters
As the leaves begin to turn, you know you’re only weeks away from them falling off entirely and stopping up your gutters. Before you find yourself with a big mess on your hands, take the time now to clean out your gutters and drainpipes to prevent the possibility of water damage and clogs. A clean early in the season may not suffice through the winter, but it will make sure you’re prepared for the harsher weather to come. Water damages can be caused by clogged drains; overflowing water to collect on your roof or house and most outside water damage is not covered by insurance!

Preparing your house for fall may not be what you planned during the weekend, but it’s something you’ll thank yourself for later. With the right measures taken now, you and your family will be prepared to settle in for the fall and winter, no matter what may be coming your way.

Millions of Fish Wash up on New Jersey Shore Causing Large Scale Bio-Hazard Cleanup

8/26/2016 (Permalink)

This week millions of fish washed up and died in creeks and waterways near a northern New Jersey shore town.  Crews estimated at first an amount in the hundreds of thousands of fish were killed but have since updated that count to more than a million. 


New Jersey environmental officials say the fish were probably chased into the bay and upstream by other fish in the ocean.  Once they were there and unable to escape they died due to low levels of oxygen in the water.  Officials commented “This is primarily a natural phenomenon, but it is exacerbated by polluted runoff, including fertilizers from lawns, which is why preserving stream corridors and buffers is important”.  Highest numbers of dead fish have been found in Waackaack Creek.   Crews have cleaned the dead fish and taken them to Monmouth County Landfill. 


SERVPRO of Burlington / Mount Holly has completed bio-hazard cleanup training and is very knowledgeable when it comes to cleaning up an incident that involves the remains of animals, humans or other abnormal events that require special handling. 

Louisiana Flooding Impacts 40,000 Homes

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

General Louisiana Flooding Impacts 40,000 Homes Louisiana FLooding SERVPRO Society Hill water restoration philadelphia

The flooding in Louisiana has left over 40,000 homes affected by water damage.  The disaster has been declared a Federal Emergency and over 40,000 claims have been made for FEMA assistance. Thousands have been rescued from their homes as flood waters rapidly rose inside buildings.  

Officials expect standing water to remain for several days.  After flood waters recede, it becomes possible to extract standing water from buildings.  SERVPRO has elite restoration professionals who are specially trained to handle any sized disaster cleanup but specialize in a large disaster such as the flooding in Louisiana.  The team can provide help dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. Storm teams are strategically positioned on standby should a disaster strike near you.  Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

SERVPRO Sponsors the 44th Biannual Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police Conference

8/10/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO Sponsors the 44th Biannual Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police Conference FOP SERVPRO Banner

SERVPRO was a sponsor of the 44th Biannual Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police conference that was held at the Hilton Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.  SERVPRO of Society Hill/ Burlington & Mt. Holly and SERVPRO of Upper Bucks were both representing SERVPRO at the conference with a table set up in the exposition hall. 

Events for the conference included a welcome party at Sugar House Casino, a celebration at the Michael G. Lutz, Philadelphia Lodge 5 Headquarters on Monday, and our Awards Banquet on Wednesday at the Hilton Hotel.  

SERVPRO was supporting the FOP offering refreshments, information about services like bio-hazard cleanup, water damage and mold remediation.  SERVPRO supports America's law enforcement officers and it was a pleasure sponsoring the event.