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Join our Team!

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

With today's unemployment rates it has become harder and harder to find qualified Production Technicians. We have been seeking those individuals who have a desire to become employed or wish to change careers. If you like learning new trades, want to grow with our company, are willing to travel for storm events as they arise, enjoy seeing the job you do improve on a daily basis as we work in customer homes and businesses then this may be a job for you. Our work environment is very active as production employees are always on the go. While you may be assigned a job and return to that job daily until it is completed our work load doesn't keep you in the same place week after week and month after month like a factory would. Working for SERVPRO allows individuals to be out in the public and see different cities and counties within our assigned territory. We have a competitive pay rate for working in our local office and an increased pay rate for traveling for storm work in other states. We have bonuses that apply as well to various situations. While overtime is controlled as much as possible our industry and work load sometimes can't control overtime at our local office. For storm travel the overtime would be a necessity as work is nonstop. If you are willing to learn more about SERVPRO or wish to talk in more detail please contact us. Feel free to send a resume or come by our office to complete an application.

SERVPROjonesboro.com

870-934-0501 Office

park8667@ritternet.com

3025 Peabody Dr. Jonesboro, AR 72404

Water Damage to Pocahontas, Arkansas Building

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage to Pocahontas, Arkansas Building Roof Damage Leads to Water Damage

Back in August on a stormy morning we received a call directly from the building owner about the roof being blown off of his building. The most amazing part of this was that the storm actually occurred in the morning hours but by the time we received the call in the afternoon the roof had already been replaced. Our crews responded quickly to begin water extraction and cleanup. Two suites within this building were affected and although the customer had their own general contractor we were able to assist with demolition to affected drywall and cleanup from blown insulation removal in the wall cavities. Drying equipment was placed within the building and we successfully dried the structure. The drying for this loss ranged from three to six days. As areas were fully completed with demo we would place equipment to begin the drying process. It is not common in most cases to wait until all demo is completed to start drying. Our job is to begin removing moisture from the interior environment immediately. It's important to know that many interior walls did not have insulation. These walls were salvaged and dried in place by removing the base trim and ventilating the wall cavity.  We approach every job with salvaging as much as possible. This brings a direct explanation and difference between Repair vs. Replace.

For more information on SERVPRO please visit our website at SERVPROjonesboro.com

Emergency Roof Tarp Service in Paragould, AR

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services Emergency Roof Tarp Service in Paragould, AR Roof Tarp From Fallen Tree

Many times throughout the year we experience storms with high winds, hail or even a fallen tree. I think it is very common for homeowners to know that SERVPRO provides cleanup should water damage enter their home. However, we get calls all the time and find out that the same customer who called us for the interior cleanup asks us if we know someone to tarp their roof. Not always but many times we can provide this service. The process for roof tarps is a highly skilled process in regards to safety. It is imperative that safety be the number one priority. We often find ourselves explaining to customers why we can't tarp their roof during a rain event or even during high winds. We will only tarp the roof if all safety criteria has been met. We understand that this may allow more water intrusion inside the home but we also know that no one wants to see an injury due to poor planning. Please contact us for more information.

870-934-0501 Office

SERVPROjonesboro.com  

What do you think of when someone says STORM?

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Through all seasons of the year we could see and be faced with many storm situations. It is my opinion, that when most people think of a storm it is related to a thunderstorm, tornado activity or if you watch much news you've heard a lot about hurricanes lately. Currently we are watching Summer fade away and although Fall is here we are still experiencing some warm days in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Very soon the leaves will begin to change colors but most are still green at this time. We will experience much cooler temperatures as the days and weeks move along. I think that Fall is a happy medium time of year and I truly enjoy the cooler temperatures and morning crisp air. Very soon you will begin the process of raking, bagging or mulching leaves in the yard. This will consume your time and energy for many weeks but I ask that you consider the next season to come. As you are outside cleaning the yard please look up at your roof for missing shingles, look at your gutters to ensure they are still attached to the home but more importantly consider cleaning out the gutters. Before long we will be faced with one or more beautiful Winter storms. The snow and ice will begin to form and to protect your home from damage you will want to know that you had plenty of time to prepare your homes exterior. Gutters which are full of leaves and debris sure don't help prevent ice dams which could lead to water inside of your home. Maybe you need to trim the trees so that when ice accumulates on them they are not weighted down to damage or fall onto your roof. Be prepared for Winter storms even while enjoying Fall and feel confident that you've done everything possible to upkeep and protect your home.

For more information about SERVPRO please visit our website at SERVPROjonesboro.com

For Immediate Service in Jonesboro, Call SERVPRO

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jonesboro provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Jonesboro. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 870-934-0501

Residential Services

Whether your Jonesboro home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Jonesboro commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Visit us at www.SERVPROjonesboro.com 

Restoring Your Jonesboro Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Jonesboro Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Conference Room

Flooding and water damage events at Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro


SERVPRO of Jonesboro 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.

SERVPRO of Jonesboro is an IICRC Certified Firm

Smoke Webs

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Webs Smoke Webs

Did you know?

Residues (such as burning plastics or the soot from furnace disorders) form long chains of ionized smoke particles that assemble in corners or at junctions of walls and ceilings which are called smoke webs!

Often times our customers make the comment that they didn't realize their home or business was so dirty. In a time of stress during a disaster they are often relieved to know that smoke webs were caused by the fire and not from lack of cleaning.

Does your business have a plan? Check out these tips:

Protect your people : Your employees are your most important business asset. These tips can help prevent them from being injured in a fire.

  • Fire Plans: Make sure your employees know what to do if there's a fire, including calling 911 immediately. Conduct a fire drill at least once a year to keep employees aware of your workplace fire safety protocol. 
  • Evacuation Plan: In larger buildings, post a fire evacuation plan in several spots around the workplace. Never include elevators in an evacuation plan; always use the stairs. 
  • First Aid: In case of fire injuries, your employees should be familiar with the location of the first-aid kit, which should be kept where possible hazards can occur most-such as in the kitchen.

PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY AND EVACUATION AT HOME AS WELL. WHAT WILL PARENTS AND CHILDREN DO IF A FIRE BREAKS OUT DURING SLEEPING HOURS?

https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/planning/3-business-fire-prevention-tips

Call us at 870-934-0501 or visit us online at www.SERVPROjonesboro.com

Fire Cleanup & Restoration

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

What would you do if...

You receive a call from a client today with a fire loss?

You have a fire loss on one of your properties?

You have a fire at your own personal property?

Some statistics...

Fire claims spike during the months of November - February.

On average, Fire causes over $12.4 billion in property damage annualy.

Top 5 Causes of Fire loss:
Cooking equipment
Heating equipment
Intentional
Electrical distribution & lighting equipment
Smoking materials

After the fire is out...

You need a company "Like SERVPRO"
Industry research from 2016 by Buntin Group found that SERVPRO Brand is becoming synonymous with the services provided!

Why not a Contractor?

Mitigate, clean, & restore FIRST! Then repair and rebuild.

SERVPRO of Jonesboro can handle it all - One Stop Shop.

By the way...

WE DO BOARDUP!
Many times, the home or building must be secured immediately BEFORE anything else.

Call us 24/7 at 870-934-0501 or visit us online at www.SERVPROjonesboro.com 

Every Second Counts

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Every Second Counts Grease Fire

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. 

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

via http://www.nfpa.org/

Have you contacted your local fire department? See how you can get involved with them and your community to prevent house fires. Sometimes they will have events or give out smoke detectors for your home. Don't think this could never happen to you because it easily could. We don't have control over everything in our homes! Be safe and have a plan!

24/7 870-934-0501

Controlling Mold

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

You Can Control Mold

Inside your home you can control mold growth by:

  • Controlling humidity levels;
  • Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes;
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding;
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.

If mold is growing in your home, you need to clean up the mold and fix the moisture problem. Mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with commercial products, soap and water, or a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of household laundry bleach in 1 gallon of water.

Mold growth, which often looks like spots, can be many different colors, and can smell musty. If you can see or smell mold, a health risk may be present. You do not need to know the type of mold growing in your home, and CDC does not recommend or perform routine sampling for molds. No matter what type of mold is present, you should remove it. Since the effect of mold on people can vary greatly, either because of the amount or type of mold, you can not rely on sampling and culturing to know your health risk. Also, good sampling for mold can be expensive, and standards for judging what is and what is not an acceptable quantity of mold have not been set. The best practice is to remove the mold and work to prevent future growth.

If you choose to use bleach to clean up mold:

  • Never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners. Mixing bleach with ammonia or other cleaning products will produce dangerous, toxic fumes.
  • Open windows and doors to provide fresh air.
  • Wear non-porous gloves and protective eye wear.
  • If the area to be cleaned is more than 10 square feet, consult the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guide titled Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. Although focused on schools and commercial buildings, this document also applies to other building types. 
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using bleach or any other cleaning product.

www.cdc.gov

When in doubt call your local Jonesboro SERVPRO franchise at 870-934-0501. We are Here to Help!