SERVPRO: Sharing with the Community
SERVPRO of Quincy Owner: Tim Maguire presenting $1,000 Check to Blessing Foundation-Breast Center
Sharing with the Community
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The entire Team here at SERVPRO of Quincy participated in spreading the word and awareness. We traded our Green and Orange for Pink, used social media, and also word of mouth to bring attention to this important cause. With everyone's effort, we were able to donate $1,000.00 to the Blessing Foundation - Breast Center - Blessing Health System. This is in honor of those who have battled, those in the midst of the battle, and all those who will fight this terrible disease. A representative from the Blessing Breast Center let us know how appreciative they were for the donation. She said, 100% of the money donated will go towards helping those in the community. Things such as mammograms, checkups, x-rays, and other procedures are paid for with these funds, as well as other expenditures like gas money and bills incurred by the patients. Thank you to everyone for bringing Awareness.
Reconstruction after Fire Cleanup
Before and After Fire damage from faulty wiring.
Recon: After Fire Cleanup
Knob and tube wiring is no longer an option when wiring a home and upgrades are not mandatory until it fails. New insulation had been recently installed in the home and had apparently ruined the integrity of the old wiring.
The owner of a lovely Victorian Home in Quincy, IL found out how much damage a very small fire caused by old wiring can cause. Fortunate for her, the fire was contained and had mostly extinguished itself by the time firefighters arrived. But the damage the fire actually caused was not as severe as what the water from the fire crews would do to the rest of the home. Three floors would need to be redone. This included tearing out drywall, rewiring the second floor, new drywall, flooring, carpeting, and paint throughout.
If a fire takes a toll on your home, call the ones that can make it... "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Quincy, IL
Big Loss and Bigger Action
When a Big Disaster Strikes, we are Big enough to Help!
When the Loss is Big: You need a Bigger Response
You try to be prepared for every situation that may arise. But sometimes the job is just way to Large. So, what do you do? Do you turn it down because you know you do not have the equipment or manpower? Do you try to do it yourself with limited resources?
No, you call in reinforcements!
And that is just what we did when a very large water loss came in. A rain water drain from the roof of a commercial structure burst during a recent heavy thunderstorm, effecting massive areas on over 2 floors of the structure.
We knew we could call in the National Large Loss Disaster Recovery Team. They were on site the next day and ready for action.
What company can have this kind of response to any size situation? SERVPRO of Quincy
No Job to BIG!!!
SERVPRO of Quincy - Breast Cancer Awareness
SERVPRO of Quincy cares about Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
SERVPRO of Quincy cares about more than just Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration. Although these are the backbone of our business, we know that people and their families suffer from other devastations as well. A very big problem is Breast Cancer. So, we as a team decided that the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we would all support our local hospital and the Blessing Foundation Breast Center.
We all donned Pink SERVPRO Here to Help t-shirts. And we shared with those who asked, why we were wearing the different color. All to bring awareness and attention to those struggling with this terrible disease of breast cancer.
We also ran a Facebook promotion where we would draw more attention to the cause. We asked for Likes, Follows and Shares about the post and if we received enough response we would donate $1,000 to the Breast Center.
We are proud to announce we will be making the presentation very soon! We want to thank everyone who has helped us with our goal.
If you would like to help, please reach out to us.
SERVPRO of Quincy - Community Involvement
Field of Honor: Military and Veterans
Why SERVPRO? Community
SERVPRO of Quincy is so proud to be a part of the Exchange Club of Quincy. We were able to take part in this years 2020 Field of Honor program. The Field of Honor is a field of 1,000 American Flags set up each year to honor our Veterans and our current Military on or around 9/11.
SERVPRO along with several dozen business owners and employees helped set up the field on 9/11 and take down the flags on 9/14. Through out the weekend many people traveled by just to see the site. It was breathtaking, especially at night when the entire field was lit up with spot lights. Many drove by numerous times and brought back others to see it. Some even stopped to make donations to keep it going next year.
SERVPRO is honored to be part of a Community that honors their Military and Veterans.
SERVPRO Franchises come together
Two Franchises: One Team
Two Franchises: One Team
A very large housing development property water loss call came in to the Quincy SERVPRO office. The loss property is located almost center of two different SERVPRO franchises; Quincy and Peoria. The loss was huge, 6 floors and 110 units affected. Instead of the two franchises fighting over who took the job, both owners knew it was best to work together. They pooled their resources, equipment and man-power. Together they worked out a plan and split up the building, 3 floors for each franchise.
The insurance adjusters and the property management alike were all impressed by the work being done by SERVPRO. The work being done as One Team.
So, both franchises can be confident when asked, "Why SERVPRO?", they can easily say, "We can put our independent businesses aside and come together as One Team for the betterment of those in need.
No Job too Big or too Small, you can call:
Stop Chimney Fires
Fireplace with fire: Photo by Ostap Senyuk on Unsplash
Chimney fires can be preventable
Every year in the United States there are more than 25,000 chimney fires. On average these yearly fires cause more than $125 million in property damage.
These tragedies are often preventable. Regular inspection, cleaning, and repair of your chimney can help prevent malfunction or dangerous build-up that could put your family at risk.
If you implement these prevention tips to help avoid chimney fires, you could save your family!
- Minimize creosote build-up in the chimney
- Get an annual chimney inspection
- Clean your chimney or have it professionally cleaned when you discover a 1/8-inch layer of build-up on the walls
- Install an appropriate fitting chimney cap
- Use only safe approved fire starters
- Practice clean burning techniques Only
If you experience a Chimney Fire that smokes or soots up your house, call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Quincy to clean your home properly.
Heavy Snowfall on trees: Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Thundersnow? Is it Real? Is it Dangerous?
When thunder and lightning happen during a snowstorm, although rare, is known as Thundersnow. Thundersnow is similar to a thunderstorm that forms in the summertime when warm, moist air rising toward a colder air mass above, creating instability.
What are the dangers of Thundersnow?
Thundersnow can produce hazards such as heavy snowfall rates in the range of 2 to 4 inches per hour. Even during light wind conditions, snowfall of this intensity may limit visibilities severely. However, thundersnow is often a part of a severe winter storm or blizzard.
Snowfall of this magnitude can quickly accumulate on roofs and trees. Roofs can sometimes give way under heavy snowfall. Trees weighted with heavy snow can also fall on your home under these conditions.
If you experience home damage caused by a Thundersnow event, call the Local Experts in Cleanup & Restoration. SERVPRO of Quincy, IL.
Cooking Fire: Photo by Frederick Medina on Unsplash
Each year from 2016 to 2018, this is the average number of residential cooking fires that fire departments across the United States responded to. These fires resulted in 170 Deaths, 3,300 Injuries, and $443 Million in Property Loss, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
It is well known that cooking is necessary, but it is also relaxing, fun, and a great way to connect with friends and family. Please keep in mind though, that cooking is the leading cause of residential fires and home fire injuries. With life being so busy and people being so accustomed to multitasking, a minute away from the stove can easily lead to five, and a small flame can lead to a big fire.
This and more information can be found at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/current_events/100220.html
If your home is damaged by fire, we can help make it... "Like it never even happened."
Illinois Winter Storms: Cold, Hard Facts
Winter Ice Storm: Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
Severe Illinois winter storms can produce more total damage than any other form of short-term severe weather, including hail, lightning, and even tornadoes. Although this fact is little known, Central Illinois has the distinction of being the nation's primary area for severe freezing rain and ice storms.
Illinois, on average, will experience five severe winter storms during the period of November-April. These storms may consist of only heavy snow, only ice, or could be snow and ice mixed. Although the average is five per winter, as many as 18 storms have occurred in one winter (1977-1978) and as few as two (1921-1922).
The most severe winter storms usually occur in the month of January, although December, February, and March are close in numbers. The earliest a severe winter storm ever hit Illinois was on October 28-30, 1925, and the latest one ever to hit was on May 1-2, 1929.
More information can be found at: https://www.isws.illinois.edu/statecli/winter/coldhard.htm
If you need help with your home or business after an upcoming winter storm, contact us 24/7.