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Honoring Our Heroes!

9/22/2016 (Permalink)

Do you remember where you were when the United States stood still?  A moment in time that changed the way we as Americans viewed our lives.  September 11, 2001 was forever burned into our minds as a day when thousands lost their lives, but in the horrible tragedy heroes emerged.

On September 10th, 2016 SERVPRO of Bay County and others gathered to pay tribute and honor those that lost their lives and those that showed great heroism.  The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb brings together thousands of Bay County citizens as well as Fire Fighters and their families from all over the country to remember our fallen.   Participants, fire fighters, police officers and other public officers in full gear took each step remembering those that lost their lives in the Twin Towers. 

SERVPRO of Bay County was pleased to be a sponsor again this year for such a heartwarming event and we are honored to work every day with some of the heroes that keep our community safe.

We as a nation will never forget what happened on that fateful day, but out of such loss comes a nation stronger and more determined than ever to protect our freedom.

Honoring Our Heroes!

9/22/2016 (Permalink)

Do you remember where you were when the United States stood still?  A moment in time that changed the way we as Americans viewed our lives.  September 11, 2001 was forever burned into our minds as a day when thousands lost their lives, but in the horrible tragedy heroes emerged.

On September 10th, 2016 SERVPRO of Bay County and others gathered to pay tribute and honor those that lost their lives and those that showed great heroism.  The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb brings together thousands of Bay County citizens as well as Fire Fighters and their families from all over the country to remember our fallen.   Participants, fire fighters, police officers and other public officers in full gear took each step remembering those that lost their lives in the Twin Towers. 

SERVPRO of Bay County was pleased to be a sponsor again this year for such a heartwarming event and we are honored to work every day with some of the heroes that keep our community safe.

We as a nation will never forget what happened on that fateful day, but out of such loss comes a nation stronger and more determined than ever to protect our freedom.

Honoring Our Heroes!

9/22/2016 (Permalink)

Do you remember where you were when the United States stood still?  A moment in time that changed the way we as Americans viewed our lives.  September 11, 2001 was forever burned into our minds as a day when thousands lost their lives, but in the horrible tragedy heroes emerged.

On September 10th, 2016 SERVPRO of Bay County and others gathered to pay tribute and honor those that lost their lives and those that showed great heroism.  The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb brings together thousands of Bay County citizens as well as Fire Fighters and their families from all over the country to remember our fallen.   Participants, fire fighters, police officers and other public officers in full gear took each step remembering those that lost their lives in the Twin Towers. 

SERVPRO of Bay County was pleased to be a sponsor again this year for such a heartwarming event and we are honored to work every day with some of the heroes that keep our community safe.

We as a nation will never forget what happened on that fateful day, but out of such loss comes a nation stronger and more determined than ever to protect our freedom.

Honoring Our Heroes!

9/22/2016 (Permalink)

Do you remember where you were when the United States stood still?  A moment in time that changed the way we as Americans viewed our lives.  September 11, 2001 was forever burned into our minds as a day when thousands lost their lives, but in the horrible tragedy heroes emerged.

On September 10th, 2016 SERVPRO of Bay County and others gathered to pay tribute and honor those that lost their lives and those that showed great heroism.  The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb brings together thousands of Bay County citizens as well as Fire Fighters and their families from all over the country to remember our fallen.   Participants, fire fighters, police officers and other public officers in full gear took each step remembering those that lost their lives in the Twin Towers. 

SERVPRO of Bay County was pleased to be a sponsor again this year for such a heartwarming event and we are honored to work every day with some of the heroes that keep our community safe.

We as a nation will never forget what happened on that fateful day, but out of such loss comes a nation stronger and more determined than ever to protect our freedom.

Helping Our Neighbors in Louisiana.

8/29/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Helping Our Neighbors in Louisiana. Flooding in Louisiana.

Florida is accustomed to hurricanes wreaking havoc on our beautiful beaches and cities and so is our neighbor Louisiana.  But, when a recent rain event caused almost as much damage as Hurricane Katrina did in 2015 we were caught by surprise.  SERVPRO of Bay County dispatched several teams to assist our Louisiana counterparts  in the aftermath of this unusual rain event the likes not seen in over 40 years.  “We saw the need and we made the call to go assist, that’s just what we do” said Sean Grier, owner of SERVPRO of Bay County.  “Our employees were all on board from the start.  We currently have a crew helping on the residential level to get people back in their homes as fast as possible.  It’s times like these that make being a part of the SERVPRO family a source of honor and pride. Helping people in need makes coming to work every day meaningful” said Grier. 

Louisiana has a long cleanup ahead, but they are a strong state and with the support of many organizations and businesses I have no doubt they will be back as strong as ever!  SERVPRO was just happy to help in some small way.

For help with your disaster no matter the size, call SERVPRO of Bay County at 850-785-1077.

SERVPRO TO THE RESCUE!

8/11/2016 (Permalink)

Water, is a source of life and refreshment, but can also be devastating!  We all need water to survive and in fact our bodies are made of mostly water, but when water is present in the wrong circumstances it can mean loss of life or property.  SERVPRO of Bay County deals with the later on a daily basis.

During a recent excessive rain event in our area our team was called into action.  Now, our normal M.O. is to kick into action, but this rain event put us into high gear!  Everyone on the SERVPRO team was on high alert and ready to help our community with this soaking.  I might add that at the start of this weather alert we were also called out to a very large sewage loss,  which only added to the stress of the situation.

Calls were pouring in and the team was at capacity, and that is when something wonderful happened!  The team, with the direction of our fearless leader, dug deep and made it happen.  Everyone was filled with the true spirit of teamwork!!  Office staff were now field staff, field staff were happily working over-time and what we like to call the “Green Dream Team” was taking it all in stride. We even received a little help from one of our fellow SERVPRO families in Macon GA.  We were taking care of our customers and in the end, that’s what is important to our team!

Today, it's still wet outside, but rest assured that our team is out there helping our community get dry and keeping water in the best place possible, their glass!

What is Mold?

7/25/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is Mold? mold due to extensive moisture

Mold is a fungus that reproduces by spreading tiny spores everywhere. Each and every day, there are millions upon millions of mold spores just drifting through the air, both indoors and outdoors. Outdoors, molds plays a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matters, such as leaves and dead trees, but indoors mold growth should be avoided. Mold may begin to grow indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. Although there are many different types of mold, none of them can grow without water or moisture.

 Remember mold is everywhere and has been around a long time, so living with mold is a nature process, it's only when mold levels grow beyond the normal levels that they can cause problems.  So, knowing the basics about mold can help you and your family.

Mold Basic:

  • The key to mold control is moisture control

  • If mold is a problem in your home, you should have the mold cleaned promptly and properly and have the water problem repaired.

  • It is important to dry water damaged areas and items with 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

If you have visible mold in your home, contact us at SERVPRO of Bay County today 850-785-1077. Our technicians are friendly, well-trained, and knowledgeable to determine the problem and course of action remediate the problem.

Children and Disasters...Is your Family Prepared?

7/5/2016 (Permalink)

Developing a Family Emergency Plan prior to an event is an important step in making sure your family is safe.

We at SERVPRO of Bay County realize this and want to help!The Florida Division of Emergency Management provides a wealth of information on preparing your family.   We at SERVPRO of Bay County partners with FDEM along with our local chapter of the Red Cross to keep our community safe.   We are happy to help bring this information to you, for you and your family to prepare for this hurricane and storm season. 

 Is my family prepared?

That is the first question you need to ask to keep your family safe. If the answer is yes, you are a step ahead.  If the answer is no, then follow the steps below to ensure the safety of your family!

  • Sit down as a family and decide how each person will be contacted, where you will meet, and where you will evacuate if instructed by officials. The information below will help you fill out your Family Emergency Plan. 
  •  Record your out-of-town contact if your family is separated. 
  •  Choose a family meeting place right outside your home in case of sudden emergency, like a fire.  Choose a regional location in case family members are not together. 
  •  Put together your Disaster Supply Kit. This will include the basics like, food, water, and first aid to last your family for 3 days, and include some activities for children such as books or deck of playing cards. 

For more information, call SERVPRO of Bay County at 850-785-1077 or visit kidsgetaplan.com 

Summer grilling means more than tasty food

7/3/2016 (Permalink)

Recently SERVPRO of BAY County responded to a fire at a high rise condominium, caused by a guest who disposed of charcoal in the trash chute.  Fortunately, the maintenance crew caught this in time and minimal smoke damage was done to several units. It could have been so much worse.

 According to the National Fire Protection Association Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

Each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. While nearly half of the people who grill do it year-round, July is the peak month for grill fires followed by May, June and August.

The following fact sheet gives stunning information on structural fires caused from grilling.

http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/files/research/fact-sheets/grillfactsheet.pdf?la=en

In this case the team at SERVPRO Bay County professionally cleaned soot and deodorized the units from smoke.

SERVPRO of Bay County urges our friends and neighbors to practice safety while grilling this summer.

SERVPRO of Bay County is available 24/7  850-785-1077

Vacation Rental Tips

7/1/2016 (Permalink)

Having less mold means having a happier vacation property.

Bay County is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and warm weather vacationing. Thousands of homeowners rent out their beach houses and condos to families from all over the world every year. 

One of the biggest threats to those vacation properties is mold. If you own such a property it is very important when you leave or it is vacant you do not shut off the air conditioning to save money, you could be risking much more than a few extra bucks on your power bill.

Mold thrives in humid areas. So if your property is not managed by a professional agency you might want to think about investing in an outdoor inverter unit or something like the NEST system in order to keep the excess moisture out of your unit while you are away.

No one likes dealing with mold or the inconvenience of remediation. Paying close attention to these tips can save you both money and frustration.

SERVPRO of Bay County is always here to help (850)785-1077