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Storm Tips and Guidelines

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Follow these tips to help you be prepared for a storm and to keep you safe during a storm. 

  • Always keep a battery-powered radio in your home so that you can tune to radio stations if you lose electricity. Check and change the batteries frequently.

  • Keep a flashlight in an easily accessible spot on every floor of your home. Check the batteries monthly, and replace them as needed.

  • Keep a supply of candles on hand for power failures.

  • As a safety precaution before leaving the house on vacation, unplug all electrical appliances except for those lights connected to automatic timers.

  • If you live in a storm-prone area, nail down roof shingles or use adequate adhesive to keep them from blowing off in a violent wind.

  • Don't go out during a hurricane unless you have to; however, if flooding threatens, seek high ground, and follow the instructions of civil defense personnel.

  • When a major storm is imminent, close shutters, board windows, or tape the inside of larger panes with an "X" along the full length of their diagonals. Even a light material like masking tape may give the glass the extra margin of strength it needs to resist cracking.

2019 CE Course Schedule

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Needing Continuing Education Credits in the upcoming year?? We have our 2019 Continuing Education Class Schedule ready and we welcome you to join us at any of these courses. We hold classes every month to give you a chance to make it out!

The classes are FREE to the public, we have great instructors and light snacks and drinks are provided. COME AND JOIN US!!!!!

If you see any particular course that you are needing, just shoot us an email to smr@SERVPROspringtomball.com OR jack.goodroe@SERVPROspringtomball.com

and we will add you to the list in advance!

**ALSO if you have any questions regarding our Continuing Education Courses, please don't hesitate to ask. We are here to answer questions and help make the process easier for you!

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips!

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires but with preparation and common sense, many home cooking fires can be avoided. 

  • Do not leave stoves, ovens, and ranges unattended—stay in the kitchen so you can keep your eyes on the food.
  • Make sure to keep children away from the stove as the steam or splash from the food on the stove can cause serious burns.
  • Roll up your sleeves or wear short sleeves while cooking so your clothes do not start on fire.
  • Keep pot holders and food wrappers away from heat sources while cooking.
  • After your guests leave, be sure all cooking appliances are off and all candles are blown out.
  • Call 9-1-1 immediately if an oven fire occurs!
  • Fry outdoors, away from buildings and other combustible items. Never use a fryer indoors. Keep children and pets away while frying.
  • Follow instructions on what size turkey should be used, how it should be cooked and what type of oil to use.

Follow these simple steps in keeping safety in your kitchen during the holidays!

From our team here at SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball, we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and a very Happy New Year!

Paces4Pink!

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

  • One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.

This year SERVPRO of Spring/Tomball had forty participants in the 6th Annual Paces4Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Event! Paces4Pink, formerly Sherine's Stride, was designed to raise awareness of breast cancer and bring families, friends, and guests together for support. Sherine Amanollahi was a Tomball Police Dispatcher who lost her  fight against breast cancer in 20

Emergency Ready Profile

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

As many of 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses the survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. 

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan for action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. 

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a startup approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.

OCTOBER CE CLASS!

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Are you in need of CE Credit Hours?

LUCKILY we host Continuing Education Courses every month right here at our facility! Each course is taught by either the Owners of our Franchise or one of our Production Managers.

Join us on October 18, 2018, for our FREE CE CLASS; Restorative Drying of Water Damage from 9am-1pm

All classes are free of charge and include drinks and light snacks. We handle all of the paperwork and get your certificate out to you as soon as possible. If you would like to RSVP please contact us at the information provided below.

Please contact Makenna McNulty(marketing representative) at the information below if you have any questions regarding the CE Classes or if you are interested in sending an RSVP:

Emailsmr@SERVPROspringtomball.com

Cell: 281-804-8172

OR

Jack Goodroe (HR Generalist)

Emailjack.goodroe@SERVPROspringtomball.com

Phone: 281-374-6454

Pet Fire Safety

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

We want to help you protect your pets from potential danger. 

  • The best way to protect your pets from the effects of a fire is to include them in your family plan. This includes having their own disaster supplies kit as well as arranging in advance for a safe place for them to stay if you need to leave your home.
  • When you practice your escape plan, practice taking your pets with you. Train them to come to you when you call.
  • In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them, too. But remember: never delay escape or endanger yourself or family to rescue a family pet.
  • Keep pets near entrances when you are away from home. Keep collars on pets and leashes close by in case firefighters need to rescue your pet. When leaving pets home alone, keep them in areas or rooms near entrances where firefighters can easily find them.

PACES4PINK 2018

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

This October, pink warriors can run or walk a bit closer to home to fight breast cancer as the City of Tomball again stages its annual Paces4Pink on Saturday, October 6th, throughout the historic downtown district. Paces4Pink (formerly "Sherine's Stride") is a 5K certified run and 1-mile family walk through old Tomball to benefit breast cancer research and awareness. Funds raised through this event go to local non-profit, TOMAGWA to provide free breast cancer screenings. Please feel free to invite all friends and family to this great event!

Storm tips for Pets

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

How do you handle dog fear and anxiety related to storms?

Here are eight tips to calm your dog during a storm: 

Stay home with your Dog

For a dog who already fears thunderstorms, being alone will only worsen the anxiety. If bad weather is in the forecast, try to be home or have someone stay with your dog during the storm.

Create Calmness

Give your dog the comfort and attention she/he needs to calm her anxiety. An anxious dog is unable to learn due to being overly stimulated and emotional, which means comforting is not rewarding the fear. Try a calming massage to help your dog relax during the storm.

Provide Distractions

If a dog is punished or ignored during a frightening event, it’s likely to worsen the anxiety. Instead, offer a positive stimulus, such as gentle petting, to distract and calm your dog. If your dog will still engage, try a game of indoor fetch, tug, or offer a high-value chew.

Offer a Safe Place

Place your dog’s crate and/or bed in the most sound-proof room of your home. A crate is a natural, psychological defense for dogs and can have an incredible influence on their comfort level. It’s also helpful to close the blinds to shelter your dog from the visual stimulation of a storm.

SEPTEMBER CE CLASS!!!!

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Are you in need of CE Credit Hours?

LUCKILY we host Continuing Education Courses every month right here at our facility! Each course is taught by either the Owners of our Franchise or one of our Production Managers.

Join us on September 20, 2018, for our 2 FREE CE Class-- these courses will cover: Mitigation Awareness  & Response Seminar from 9am-11am and Restoring Contaminated Buildings from 11am-1pm. These will be 2 different courses.

All classes are free of charge and include drinks and light snacks. We handle all of the paper work and get your certificate out to you as soon as possible. If you would like to RSVP please contact us at the information provided below.

Please contact Makenna McNulty(marketing representative) at the information below if you have any questions regarding the CE Classes or if you are interested in sending an RSVP:

Emailsmr@SERVPROspringtomball.com

Cell: 281-804-8172

OR

Jack Goodroe (HR Generalist)

Emailjack.goodroe@SERVPROspringtomball.com

Phone: 281-374-6454