Kat's 1 Year Anniversary!
Kat is ready to take on another year at SERVPRO!
Whew! A year working as an SMR has flown by a lot faster than expected. I still am in disbelief thinking of how I have already exceeded my year mark with SERVPRO, but when I reflect on all that I’ve learned over such a short amount of time it puts things into perspective. Covering six counties is no easy task, but I have developed relationships with many of the clientele I have come into contact with, especially those that I see on a regular basis. I feel that I have accomplished a lot and brought a lot of new business to our team. It seems as though we are growing and developing a better name for ourselves and getting more involved in the territories we cover. All in all, I’d say it’s been a pretty great year for both myself and for SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and Grady Counties!
Are you tired of your grungy looking floors? Let us clean your floors the right way!
Hard flooring, like hardwood and tile, is often used in today’s homes and commercial properties. At first glance, hard flooring appears to be easy to clean, maintain, and restore. However, these materials tend to have soil accumulate over time, and eventually you’ll need professional cleaning to remove this buildup.
We have specialized training in time-tested and industry-approved cleaning methods. Also, our proprietary cleaning system allows our Professionals to properly clean and restore your floor’s original beauty.
In the picture you will see the difference of SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties can do for your bathroom tile floors. These floors were frequently mopped and cleaned but SERVPRO was able to professionally remove the gunk that was built up over time.
1st Annual Ladies Luncheon
Our SERVPRO team pictured with Terri Jenkins, the Red Cross Director of South Georgia.
Our First Annual Ladies Luncheon was a HIT!
We had over 75 women attend on Friday, June 9th. The venue was absolutely amazing and the food was delicious. Starting at Noon we had our sponsorship reception with champagne and appetizers. The appetizers were braised beef crostini, salmon spread on toasted bread, and white bean puree and olive tapenade on flat bread.
All other guest arrived at 1 PM for networking and lunch. For lunch, you had a soup choice of traditional gazpacho topped with pistou yogurt & butter croutons or chilled potato and leek vichyssoise finished with olive oil. The entree choices were a greek style salad with shrimp or a chicken salad tartine. White and red sangria were served and for dessert you had a choice of chocolate or lemon cake.
Mr. Tillman was our pianist and he played a variety of songs for each generation to enjoy. After lunch we listened to Terri with the Red Cross of South Georgia speak on the Red Cross in our area and ended the event with handing out door prizes.
American Red Cross Ladies Luncheon
This year we are switching things up just a little. In the past we have hosted a Golf & Give tournament to benefit the American Red Cross of South Georgia. This year we will be hosting a Ladies Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at South Eden Plantation on June 9th. South Eden Plantation is a beautiful historic, boutique resort located in Thomasville, Georgia. The luncheon will be held in the Harvest House from 1pm-2pm. A champagne reception will be served from Noon to 1pm for those who have sponsored a table. Along with perks for 8, the sponsors will receive a tour of the plantation and have national recognition through the Red Cross Clara Barton Society. Individual tickets and sponsorships can be purchased through Eventbrite below or by calling our office at 229-236-1902.
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Ringing in the Holidays!
This year's theme for Thomasville's Christmas Parade was "Ringing in the Holidays". We at SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt, and Grady Counties decided to decorate our float according to the theme, taking a patriotic approach. We decorated our float with a 10-foot-tall Liberty Bell, American flags, red and blue streamers, a Christmas tree with red, white, and blue lights as well as with miniature American flags strewn about, an adornment of lights, and of course our giant Santa Claus hat, which was placed on top of the green SERVPRO truck. We also had employees and their children dress up with jingle bells and American flag capes. Other employees dressed as famous American figures, such as Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty. It was a joy for all involved to see the kids' faces light up when noticing our decor and costumes, though some of them were uncertain about the actual names of the characters and addressed them as George Washington or The Big Apple. Nonetheless, the countless hours of decorating and preparation paid off, because we ended up placing second overall - out of 103 floats! It was the first time in our franchise's history that we actually placed in the Christmas parade. Needless to say, we were very proud to end up getting first runner up and are looking forward to hopefully taking home the first place title next year!
Life as a new SERVPRO SMR
I have surprisingly completed my first month of working as a new SERVPRO Marketing Representative. I cannot believe it has gone by so fast, as at the end of a typical day I am flabbergasted at how the time has gone by while I'm at work, though I do not feel as though I am actually "working", due having a day spent being in and out of offices chit-chatting with clients and catching up with what's new in their lives as well as with business. The past few weeks working as the SMR for SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt, and Grady Counties has far exceeded my expectations for the threshold of this career start. I have been able to learn a significant amount about my own community and the surrounding areas we cover, meeting an abundance of people and learning the ropes of SERVPRO along the way. Everyday brings about a new lesson to be learned, as well as a new connection built among those I have come into contact with. I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know people in the area and more about SERVPRO as I start this journey.
Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Flooding and water damage events at Thomas, Colquitt or Grady 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 Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties 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.
Meet Our Crew
When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is Ready!
SERVPRO ofThomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit our area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 229-236-1902
IICRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
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 Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.
Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties Smoke and Soot Cleanup
Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
Smoke and soot facts:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
- Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
- Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
- Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 229-236-1902