Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

The Chamber is Certified Clean

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

In the age of COVID, you may not feel comfortable going into a building where there is a possibility of exposure or spread. That is where SERVPRO comes in!

When the Thomasville Chamber needed to take the extra step to clean their building due to COVID-19 exposure, their first call was to SERVPRO for our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. We had our production team, trained biohazard cleaning and decontamination for porous and non-porus surfaces, clean the building top to bottom. We adhered to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC, and used EPA-approved products, including our proprietary cleaning agent SERVPROXIDE, a hospital-grade disinfectant that is NSF certified for direct food surface use. SERVPRO is a trusted brand, and we always take the extra steps to make sure our space is at a higher level of cleanliness. Now they can rent out their building, have meetings by appointment, or even just take calls in a clean, safe environment!

For Immediate Service in Thomasville, Moultrie, Cairo or Bainbridge, Call SERVPRO

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt, and Grady Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in southwest Georgia. 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 – 229-236-1902.

Residential Services

Whether your Thomasville or Moultrie home needs emergency flood damage, or your Cairo or Bainbridge business needs 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
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Thomasville, Cairo or Moultrie 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. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

What does IICRC certified mean?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Spring Cleaning is Underway!

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

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The birds are chirping and flowers are blooming, but you still can't shake the winter blues! Sweep those blues away with a deep cleaning for your home or business! Spring cleaning is a tradition allowing us to freshen up our environment and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. 

Our professionals here at SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt, and Grady Counties can help. In addition to air duct and HVAC cleaning, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained to use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils hiding deep within your carpet, as well as focused stain removal and stain resistance applications. Other services include upholstery and drapery cleaning, hard floor cleaning and care, and deodorization. We are still offering our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned for antiviral fogging.  

A clean environment is a healthy environment. Improve your living and workspaces this spring. If you need a little help, don't worry, SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt, and Grady counties has all the tools to make your home or business sparkle in no time!

Did you know about our Newsletter?

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Stay in the know with SERVPRO!

Each quarter a newsletter will be coming out filled with all kinds of information that you don’t want to miss. The blogs are written by trusted members of the SERVPRO team, and we will want to keep you in the know with upcoming CE classes, events, industry information, cleaning tips, and so much more that you don't want to miss!

Each quarter, SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt, and Grady will be bringing you:

  • Cleaning tips
  • Industry information
  • Blog postings
  • Chances to win cool giveaways
  • Events, including upcoming continuing education classes
  • Social media insights and so much more!

We have plenty of information to add to our quarterly newsletters, but if you have any questions or suggestions that you would like to see on a future edition, let us know by emailing mcarter@SERVPRO9816.com.

Sign up here to be on our email list! 

Why we “Serve” our Community

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

Owners of SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties, Pete & Lindsay Leverette, strive to make efforts to invest in the communities where they serve (pun intended).  Beyond their beliefs in giving back, it turns out that getting involved in the local community is good for business.

Being involved with the community has strengthened their company’s reputation and set them apart from their competitors.  The SERVPRO team is committed to supporting and serving many local organizations, not just make a profit.

Community involvement allows for natural networking.

The SERVPRO team has experienced firsthand how getting involved outside typical circles exposes them to new ideas and new contacts that help the team make better, more informed business decisions.   There are countless ways they continue to be involved in the local communities where they serve.  To highlight a few:

  • Service through serving on community boards.  Lindsey has gained new friends and a better understanding of community through serving on boards like The Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce, Thomasville-Thomas County Payroll Development Authority and Never Lost.
  • Service through volunteering for local nonprofits.  The team can be found volunteering with Hands On Thomas County, Vashti Center, Thomasville YMCA and many more.
  • Service through clubs and organizations.  From Kiwanis Club to Rotary Club and Junior Service Leagues, the team at SERVPRO is committed to help as many citizens as possible.

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties takes great pride in being a part of each community where they serve.  Communities are what hold America together.  At the end of the day, the local community impacts every business and SERVPRO is thankful to work in a community that is growing and thriving and giving back allows them to a play a part in that growth.

A season of thanks.

Finally, November is a time for giving thanks and what better way to do so than by giving time to help one another.  Not for a profit, not for something in return, but out the of kindness of one’s heart for their neighbors and friends.  Happy Thanksgiving from SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady County. 

We are Cleaning Experts

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Thomas, Grady and Colquitt Counties 229-236-1902.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

We're in this Together!

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

The health and safety of our customers and community is one of our top priorities and at the heart of every decision we make. With the risks out there of spreading COVID-19, our production team is making sure we have increased our daily cleaning routines, including more frequent hand washing and extra cleaning of our equipment. Call our office if you would like to schedule any duct cleaning, general cleaning or sanitation of your home or office.

We believe it is critical to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which means we are taking a few extra steps to protect everyone in this situation. We are following guidance from Governor Brian Kemp, the State Department of Health, and center for Disease Control.  We are in this together to flatten the curve, and get through this ever-evolving circumstance.

We are still open, and our team is available at 229-236-1902 to schedule any carpet cleans, air duct cleans, general cleaning needs, or emergency services. We hope you stay safe, and please call us with any questions you may have. Thank you.

Celebrating Ten Years!

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

Calling Thomasville home was a no-brainer for Pete and Lindsay Leverette when choosing a community to start their SERVPRO business. Ten years ago, Thomasville opened its arms to the Leverettes, and with the help of the Chamber, the business community and the banks it was mostly smooth sailing for their opening.

Lindsay, with a degree in hospitality and leisure management, and Pete with a degree in environmental geography and a minor in geology found the business of SERVPRO very interesting. With a passion to work for themselves and talking to other people in the business they decided to jump in!

When asked about one of their most memorable jobs, Pete reflected on their very first water clean up job: “I think it was Memorial Day weekend. We were very nervous, didn’t know what to do. A water pipe burst upstairs in a bathroom, it had affected the vanity and the tile. At the time we didn’t know what we could or couldn’t do as far as demo, it was definitely a learning experience.”

Pete attributes their success of SERVPRO to happy customers and the community and relationships they made in Thomasville. Their main goal is to create happy customers, do everything in their power to do the right job, and to work with and for their customer to get them back to their normal life as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties make it "Like it never even happened."

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. 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 – 229-236-1902

Residential Services

Whether your Thomasville 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
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Thomas County 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:

What does IICRC Certified Mean?

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Call us here at SERVPRO You Want Immediate Services

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. 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 – 229-236-1902

Residential Services

Whether your Thomasville 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
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Thomas County 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:

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is Hiring for our Production Team

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is currently hiring Production Technicians. 

Primary Technician roles include:

  • Respond to service calls as needed.
  • Perform services as assigned, following SERVPRO production guidelines.
  • Communicate with crew chief to make sure all customer needs are met.
  • Support crew chief and other production personnel, as needed.
  • Clean and maintain vehicles, equipment, warehouse, and office areas, as needed.
  • Professional appearance and great attitude.
  • Valid drivers license with a reasonable driving record.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Because we provide a 24-hour emergency service, must be willing to be on call as needed.
  • Some night and weekend work is required.

Please call 229-236-1902 for more information or email your resume to mhaymons@SERVPRO9816.com.

SERV the World by PROtecting the Environment

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Are you a sucker for long showers? Is it too much of a hassle to bring reusable shopping bags to the grocery store? Today is a good day to think about your habits, and try to better yourself and the world around you. 

Below are a few tips on how you can prepare:

  • Leaving your car at home. Leaving your car at home twice a week can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds per year.
  • Refuel when its cool. Don't fill up in the heat of the day, when you are likely to spill and have fuel evaporate into the atmosphere. Also, never top of your tank, which lets extra fuel drip onto the ground.
  • Invest in Energy Star Products. Is your refigerator getting old? Looking for a new washing machine? Keep an eye out for the EPA Energy Star sticker, which will save you both energy and money in the long run.
  • Recycle your Electronics. Take the old cellphone or broken laptop to your local electronics recycling center.
  • Be efficient with water use. Don't pre-wash dishes, time yourself in the shower, and make sure all faucets are completely off when your finished using them.
  • Reuse. Instead of throwing away that empty egg carton or shopping bag, give it a second life.
  • Read Labels. Try to stay away from products containing harmful chemical and dyes.
  • Scoop the Poop. Make sure to dispose of waste properly, so that pet poo doesn't flow into storm drains and pollute the water.

For more earth tips, visit:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/earth-day-tips/

We are Hiring!

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is hiring!

We are currently looking for an Administrative Assistant. Please read below to learn more information on the position. 

Primary Role: Perform all office administrative tasks related to customer calls, job management and tracking, scheduling of jobs and customer satisfaction activities. Perform basic accounting duties relating to accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and banking. Perform general office duties such as drafting correspondence, filing and creating reports.

Results Expected: All administrative work is processed and documented accurately and timely. Customers, COIs (Center of Influence), Production Team, Marketing Reps/ Estimators and the Office Manager/Owner are communicated to in a timely and accurate manner. Customer satisfaction is maintained at a high level. Processing of accounts payable and receivables are current. All files and reports are maintained and provided as required. All administrative tasks are completed as assigned.

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to mhaymons@ahs-se.com

Mary Catherine's First Few Weeks!

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

6/11/2018

My first three weeks at SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties have been great! I started back in May and have been training in the office since then. I have been working very closely with Kristi our Office Manager. Kristi has shown me what to do when we receive an emergency call, and the importance of gathering all the information correctly. The office plays a very important role in making sure we have all the information needed to process the claim with the insurance company. The technicians are on site monitoring and collecting the information for the ‘drying report’. The drying report holds all the readings, sketches and any other information needed for the job. Kristi has been a great trainer, and I look forward to learning even more! I am very excited to continue on my new journey at SERVPRO- Mary Catherine Haymons