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Safety Tips to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat
Everyone should take these steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries, and death during hot weather:
- Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as you can.
- If you need a cooling center visit nj211.org or call 2-1-1 for assistance.
- Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
- Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen.
- Pace yourself.
- Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
- Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.
- Never leave children or pets in cars.
- Check the local news for health and safety updates.
Learn more at CDC.GOV
Congrats to the East Vineland SERVPRO T-Ball Team!
2019 East Vineland Little League T-Ball Team with Production Manager Assistant, Joe Woodfall.
At SERVPRO of Cumberland County, we truly enjoy supporting our communities and our youth. We are a proud sponsor of the East Vineland SERVPRO T-Ball Team and congratulate them on a successful 2019 season!
We were honored to have our Production Manager Assistant, Joe Woodfall, there for the first game to throw the first pitch!
We would like to thank Coach Orson and his Team for teaching young kids the importance of playing sports to develop self-esteem, leadership and teamwork skills, building strong relationships with better communication, and last but not least, teaching respect for others. These are the principles we feel help to guide our youth to follow their dreams and reach their goals. Enjoy your summer, and see you again next year!
The SERVPRO of Cumberland County Team:
Barbara and Patrick Jones, Franchise Owners
Holly Dore, Office Manager
Joe Camp, Production Manager
Joe Woodfall, Production Manager Assistant
Michael Freerksen, Reconstruction Manager
Josh Smith, Estimator
Randy Freerksen, Reconstruction Coordinator
Colleen Smith, Business Development Consultant
David Brace, Commercial Sales Representative
Angela Stephens, Job File Coordinator
Minerva Alvarado, Marketing Coordinator
Karen Flickinger, Administrative Assistant
Production Team and Reconstruction Crew
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SERVPRO of Cumberland County is hosting a free Continuing Education Seminar for Insurance Professionals!
ETHICS - 3 Credits for Course Numbers:
- New Jersey #88894833
- Pennsylvania #120265
- Delaware #54645
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
5 pm to 5:30 pm
Sign-in, Registration & Complimentary Dinner
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ethics Course, Instructor: Bob Connolly, Franchise Business Consultant
The Rose Room at Merighi's Savoy Inn
4940 E. Landis Avenue
Please RSVP by June 28, 2019
This course is also offered on July 23 at Avalon Links in Cape May Court House.
To register, please contact Minerva via email or by calling 856-692-0041!
Looking for a Speaker For Your Next Meeting?
SERVPRO of Cumberland County offers Guest Speaker Services for Seminars & Meetings!
We would be happy to host a delicious breakfast or lunch at your office and connect with your colleagues. We offer a wide range of residential and commercial services that may help your clients and educate you with industry-specific tips to prepare for emergencies. Our presentations are delivered by a franchise professional trained as a presenter.
Our services include: Post construction, HVAC, carpet, drape, and upholstery cleaning, water extraction, fire damage cleanup, pet odor removal, bio-hazard clean up, commercial services, and much more!
For more information, contact Colleen Dennis, 856-692-0041 or Email.
Recent Guest Speaker Engagements: Keller Williams, Vineland; Cumberland County Board of Realtors; and Farmers Insurance Regional office.
Continuing Education Seminars - Save The Dates!
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Continuing Education Seminars at No Cost to Insurance Professionals Licensed in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania!
SERVPRO of Cumberland County will be offering Continuing Education seminars to insurance professionals in 2019. Seminars qualify for credits in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and are free to Insurance Professionals (complimentary dinner included). Dates are subject to change with notice.
Fall 2019 Schedule (Venues to be Announced Soon):
October 1: Cumberland County
October 15: Cape May County
PROPERTY FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION - 4 CREDITS
- DE #57313
- NJ #00505645
- PA #122728
For all classes:
5 pm to 5:30 pm
Registration & Dinner
5:30 pm to 9:30 Seminar
For more information, or to register for a class, contact Minerva via email or call 856-692-0041.
Guest Speaker Services
Guest Speaker Services for Seminars & Meetings!
We would be happy to host a delicious breakfast or lunch at your office and connect with your colleagues. We offer a wide range of residential and commercial services that may help your clients and educate you with industry-specific tips to prepare for emergencies. Our presentations are delivered by a franchise professional trained as a presenter. Our services include: Post construction, HVAC, carpet, drape, and upholstery cleaning, water extraction, fire damage cleanup, pet odor removal, bio-hazard clean up, commercial services, and much more!
Contact Colleen Dennis, 856-692-0041 or Email.
Recent Guest Speaker Engagements: Keller Williams-Vineland, Cumberland County Board of Realtors, and Farmers Insurance Regional office.
Continuing Education Seminars - Save The Dates!
Save the 2019 Dates!
Continuing Education Seminars at No Cost for Insurance Professionals!
SAVE THE DATES!
SERVPRO of Cumberland County will be offering Continuing Education seminars to insurance professionals in 2019. Seminars qualify for credits in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and are free to Insurance Professionals (complimentary dinner included). All dates are subject to change with notice.
2019 Schedule (Venues to be Announced Soon):
April 16: Cape May County
April 23: Cumberland County
NJ Course #0011444
Restorative Drying for Loss Control-3 credit hours
PA Course #125670
Restorative Drying for Water Damage-2 credit hours
July 9: Cumberland County
July 23: Cape May County
NJ Course #88894833 - Ethics-3 credit hours
PA Course #120265 - Ethics-3 credit hours
October 1: Cumberland County
October 15: Cape May County
NJ Course #00505645
Property Fire Damage Restoration-4 credit hours
PA Course #122728
Understanding the Restoration Industry:Property Fire Damage Restoration
For all classes:
5 pm to 5:30 pm - Registration and Dinner
5:30 pm - Class starts
For more information, please contact Minerva at 609-624-0202 or email!
September is National Preparedness Month.
September is National Preparedness Month. Your friends at SERVPRO® of Cumberland County want to be sure you are prepared for any disaster and will be sharing information all through September to help you and your family.
Make A Plan.
First thing’s first. Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.
- How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
- What is my shelter plan?
- What is my evacuation route?
- What is my family/household communication plan?
Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.
As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan:
- Different ages of members within your household
- Responsibilities for assisting others
- Locations frequented
- Dietary needs
- Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
- Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
- Languages spoken
- Cultural and religious considerations
- Pets or service animals
- Households with school-aged children
Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan
Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use them as a guide to create your own.
Emergency Plan for Parents (PDF)
Step 4: Practice your plan with your family/household
*Information obtained from ready.gov website.
Vineland Chamber of Commerce Honors Minerva Alvarado
Minerva with Vineland Chamber of Commerce President, Victor LaTorre
The Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce honored Minerva Alvarado, Marketing Coordinator for SERVPRO of Cumberland County with the "Spirit of Giving" award at a special ceremony held at the Buena Vista Country Club.
Chamber businesses each nominated an employee to be recognized for their volunteer work. The awards were presented at the Chamber’s December holiday lunch.
Minerva's "giving spirit" shows in her commitment to the following organizations: Salvation Army Vineland Corps, Project Thanksgiving NJ, Cumberland County Code Blue, and Gateway Community Action Partnership (GCAP), where she is a member of the board and also serves as a GCAP Literacy volunteer.
Minerva was nominated by Barbara Jones, owner of SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties and Vineland Chamber board member. We are proud to have Minerva on our team and are honored to support causes that improve the quality of life in Cumberland County and promote self-sufficiency.
Grab a Passport and Love Where You Live-- Eat, Shop, Play!
We are proud to partner with the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce to promote the GVCC Business Passport Program. Love Where You Live-- Eat, Shop, Play!
Shoppers have six months to shop at participating chamber member businesses (spending at least $10 per visit to get a stamp from that store) and fill up their “passport.” The passport is then returned to the Vineland Chamber office and will be entered into a grand prize drawing that will include a $25 gift certificate from each of the participating businesses and special gifts from the Vineland Chamber! The grand prize winner will also be a guest at Vineland Chamber’s President's Gala in June.
The following local businesses are participating:
Ace Plumbing & Heating Supplies
Al & Sam's Canoes & Kayaks
Appliances Plus Video
Crust N Krumbs Bakery
Double Eagle Saloon
Landi Pools & Games
Larry's II Restaurant
Mauro's on the Ave
Merighi's Savoy Inn
Running Deer Golf Club
SERVPRO of Cumberland County
Sir Speedy of Vineland
South Jersey Litho
Spot At The Ave
Wheaton Arts Center
If you have any questions about the program contact our Marketing Department via email or visit the Vineland Chamber’s website.
Holiday Safety in Cumberland County: Christmas Trees
Make Holiday Safety in Cumberland County a Priority this Holiday Season!
About Christmas Trees
- Between 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 16 injuries, and $16.2 million in direct property damage annually.
- On average, one of every 34 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home fires.
- Some type of electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in one-third (35%) of home Christmas tree fires.
- Twenty-three percent of Christmas tree fires were intentional.
- Two of every five (38%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room, family room, or den.
Source: NFPA's "Home Structure Fires Involving Christmas Trees" report, November 2016
Holiday Safety in Cumberland County: Candles
Cumberland County residents should place fire safety top on their list of priorities this holiday season.
It only takes SECONDS for a flame to start a major fire. Be smart. Be prepared!
HOLIDAY SEASON SAFETY: Using Candles
Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
- Put candles in sturdy metal, glass, or ceramic holders.
- Place candles where they cannot tip over.
- Never leave a lit candle unattended.
- Blow out candles after use and before going to bed.
Review these tips with your children and remind them that lit candles should never be left unattended! Better yet - use flameless candles!
*Information from the U. S. Fire Administration website.
SAVE THE DATES!
Free Continuing Education Seminars for Cumberland County Insurance Professionals!
SAVE THE DATES!
- Ethics - November 2, 2016 at Andrea's in Millville
- Biohazard Cleanup - April 5, 2017
- Fire Restoration - July 12, 2017
- Understanding Mold - September 13, 2017
Seminars include class materials, dinner, snacks and refreshments. Locations not listed will be announced in advance of each class. Dates subject to change. Dinner/Registration: 5 p.m. Seminar: 5:30 p.m.
EMAIL us for more information or call Minerva at 856-692-0041. We hope to see you soon!
Note to Insurance Agencies:
If you are interested in having us come to your office, we are happy to conduct a Continuing Education seminar in your office. There is no charge to the insurance agents in the class, and we will provide a lunch or dinner meal. For more information about in-house continuing education seminars, please contact our Business Development Consultant for Cumberland County, Colleen Dennis at 856-692-0041.
A "Pawsitively Purrrfect" Way to Help Our Furry Friends!
Help Homeless Animals and the Cumberland County SPCA
SERVPRO® of Cumberland County will donate 10% of the revenue from Residential and Commercial cleaning services scheduled this month to the Cumberland County SPCA (a/k/a South Jersey Regional Center Animal Shelter).
We are also collecting donations for the shelter, which can be given to our Crew Chief at the time of service, or dropped off at our office at 2871 S. Main Road in Vineland.
Items needed for cats and dogs: Toys, treats, Purina kitten chow, dry cat food, clay cat litter, collars, leashes, pet beds, mops, brooms, wash cloths, and towels.
If you have any questions about this special promotion, please call our office at (856) 692-0041 or contact us via EMAIL and we'll be happy to answer any questions! To find out more about the shelter, follow this link: SPCA
Thank you for your generosity!
The American Red Cross Recognizes SERVPRO® for their Contribution to Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Efforts
The American Red Cross recognizes SERVPRO® for participation in its Disaster Responder Program1.
As a Disaster Responder Program member, SERVPRO® pledges a donation to the Red Cross in advance of disasters, allowing the organization to respond quickly and effectively to nearly 66,000 disasters annually, most of which are home fires. SERVPRO®Is entering their third year of partnership with the Red Cross; their donations to the organization to date exceed one million dollars.
According to statistics cited by the Red Cross, seven people die in a home fire each day in the U.S. Aiming to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent by the end of 2019, the Red Cross launched a Home Fire Campaign in October of 2014. The support of SERVPRO® of Cumberland County and other SERVPRO® Disaster Responder Program members allows the Red Cross to pursue their home fire prevention goals while they continue to provide critical services to disaster victims.
One of the reasons home fires account for the majority of the disasters the Red Cross responds to annually is that the risk for home fires exists all year long. Statistics compiled by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)2 show the majority of home fires are related to unattended cooking accidents – and cooking is something most people do every day.
Although SERVPRO® of Cumberland County is helping business and home owners recover from fire, flood and other disasters, the company and other franchises actively support disaster preparedness education, including fire prevention efforts. When disaster does strike, our relationships with major insurance companies combined with industry-leading job-management technology help smooth the path to rebuilding and restoration for home and business owners affected by the unexpected.
SERVPRO®’s commitment to the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program means that, when disaster strikes, homeowners can count on the Red Cross to address their immediate needs and supply essential services. Once the immediate emergency is under control, homeowners can count on the expertise of restoration specialists at SERVPRO® of Cumberland County to help them restore their property and move forward with their lives.
For fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, please visit our WEBSITE. For more information on SERVPRO® of Cumberland County, please call 856-692-0041 or EMAIL us.
1 American Red Cross
SERVPRO® of Cumberland County has been locally owned and operated since 2003. We perform cleanup, restoration, and reconstruction services due to fire, mold, water, and biohazard damage for residential and commercial properties. We are a national leader in remediation services ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar losses. We have established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners. Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® franchise holds the #4 ranking in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2016 Franchise 500 list and has been in the top 10 for seven consecutive years.
Continuing Education Seminars for Cumberland County Insurance Professionals
Reserve your seat NOW!
Calling Cumberland County Insurance Professionals! Announcing our schedule of FREE Continuing Education Seminars!
RESTORATIVE DRYING OF WATER DAMAGE - 4 credits
Instructor: Cory Hanahan
Date: September 14, 2016
Registration & Dinner: 5:00 p.m.
Seminar: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Breighton Room, NJ Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, NJ
Please RSVP by Friday, September 7, 2016.
EMAIL us for more information or call Minerva at 856-692-0041.
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming seminars! Save the Dates:
- November 3, 2016 - Ethics
- April 5, 2017 - Biohazard Cleanup
- July 13, 2016 - Fire Restoration
Seminars include class materials, dinner, refreshments and snacks. Locations to be announced in advance of each class. We hope to see you soon!
*Dates and/or topics subject to change
National Safety Month: What's In A First Aid Kit?
According to OSHA, a first aid program should be reviewed periodically.
Training supplies, equipment and policies should all be modified as necessary to ensure safety and health is maintained on the job, despite any changes in safety hazards, worker schedules or worksite locations.
Common first aid kits should contain the following items:
- Gauze pads (at least 4 by 4 inches)
- Two large gauze pads (at least 8 by 10 inches)
- A box of adhesive bandages (different sizes)
- One gauze roller bandage
- Two triangular bandages
- Wound cleaning agent
- At least one blanket
- Adhesive tape
- Latex gloves
- Resuscitation equipment (such as resuscitation bag, or airway or pocket mask)
- Two elastic wraps
- A splint
- Directions for requesting emergency assistance
Other items to consider: Examination gloves, instant cold pack, burn cream, sting relief pads, alcohol pads, antiseptic towelettes, first aid guide, cotton tip applicators, filtration mask and eye wash.
Information obtained by Safety and Health Magazine.
One Donor Could Save Three Lives!
Community Blood Drive - Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Ocean View Fire Dept. in Ocean View, NJ.
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Donate Blood. Save Lives.
We have joined with the American Red Cross to SAVE LIVES and while doing so also supporting the Ocean View Fire Department.
Mark your calendars to attend the SERVPRO of Cape May County American Red Cross Blood Drive on April 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ocean View Fire Dept., 2545 Route 9, Ocean View, NJ.
This is a community event with a bounce house (for kids who come with their parents), raffle, refreshments, hoagie sale, bake sale and lots more fun for the community!
Click HERE to make your appointment (click red arrow, select appointment time, then sign-in or create a Red Cross account to complete your reservation.
If you have any questions, please contact our Blood Drive Coordinator, Pandora Mason via EMAIL or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
SNJ Today Millville Christmas Parade Winners!
SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties Christmas Candlyland float
The SNJ Today Millville Christmas Parade announced the winners of the parade’s first float competition. We are happy to announce that SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties took 3rd place!
The winners received a one-of-a-kind glass trophy created by the artists of Wheaton Arts in Millville and advertising credits with SNJ Today. The awards were presented to the winners by the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce at its holiday luncheon on December 9th at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Special thanks to Ken Camp for the countless hours constructing the foundation and working his magic with all of those strings of lights! Also, to Holly Leith and Angela Stephens for working night and day on the Christmas Candyland design and display. Last, but not least, kudos to Louise Richardson, Chamber Board Member, for her time leading the parade event committee on their first-ever float contest. Thanks to all of the employees who helped with this team effort!
Employee Spotlight: Minerva Alvarado - Helping to Feed the Hungry
Minerva Alvarado, SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties accepting a turkey donation from Vineland resident, Lori Ferrarie. Photo by: Jodi Streahle
Minerva Alvarado, Sales & Marketing Assistant for SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties and a Salvation Army Vineland Corps. ("SAVC") volunteer, served as a community liaison helping to promote the 7th Annual Turkey Drive for Project Thanksgiving NJ.
Minerva also helped plan a promotional event held at the Cumberland Mall in Vineland, where shoppers could stop to take their photo with the SAVC Turkey Photo Board.
Last year, the turkey drive donations provided meals to over 1,000 families. Volunteering with Minerva on the day of the event was Sales & Marketing Representative, Monique Laperriere.
Minerva continues to volunteer with SAVC and is currently assisting in the development of their online Red Kettle Program.
It's "Pawsitively Purrrfect!"
A “PAWSITIVELY PURRRFECT” WAY TO HELP HOMELESS ANIMALS AND THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY SPCA!
SERVPRO® of Cumberland County will donate 10% of all Residential* Cleaning Services scheduled in the month of December to the Cumberland County SPCA (South Jersey Regional Center Animal Shelter) in Vineland.
We will also collect donations for the shelter, which can be collected by our Crew Chief at the time of service, or dropped off at our office at 595 Sherman Avenue, Millville, NJ.
Items needed for cats and dogs: toys, treats, Purina kitten chow, dry cat food, clay cat litter, collars, leashes, pet beds, mops, brooms, wash cloths, and towels.
SERVPRO of Cumberland County cares about our communities and our furry animals, too. Thank You for your support!
*Residential cleaning services include: Dryer vent cleaning, HVAC duct cleaning, and carpet cleaning & deodorization.
Employee Spotlight: Angela Stephens
Angela Stephens, Lead Admin.
We would like to thank an exemplary employee for her dedication to her job and her attention to the special details that make our customers very happy with our services. Thank you, Angela Stephens!
Angela became part of the SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties team in May of 2013. She was promoted to Lead Administrative Assistant in March of 2014. Angela is also a certified Water Restoration Technician with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC). Prior to joining SERVPRO, Angela worked as a licensed Personal Lines Insurance Producer for the State of New Jersey and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, writing homeowner and automobile policies. She has dedicated over 15 years to specialized client services with a study in Sign Language Interpretation and Computer Systems Support – Microsoft Certified Solutions. Angela lives in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey with her boxer, Dozer.
Angela, we are proud to have you on our team!
Thank YOU Veterans
It would probably take a lifetime of THANK YOUs to show past and present veterans our appreciation for their service.
SERVPRO® of Cumberland County can say thank you by offering a 10% discount to veterans on all residential cleaning services* scheduled in the month of November.
SERVPRO of Cumberland County is a local business committed to helping veterans in our communities.
HVAC Duct Cleaning
Cleaning services can help restore your system to peak energy efficiency, eliminate odors, and improve air quality in your home.
Carpet Cleaning and Deodorizing
Our state-of-the-art equipment removes entrapped soils from deep within your carpet’s pile and backings.
*Residential cleaning services include dryer vent cleaning, HVAC duct cleaning, and carpet cleaning and deodorization. Discount is for veterans only (please show military I.D. at time of service).
Cory Hanahan - Recipient of 2015 Young Professional Award
Congratulations to CORY HANAHAN who received the 2015 Young Professional Award by the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey.
Cory is the Sales & Marketing Manager for SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties. He serves as a member of the Ambassador & Membership and the Emergency Management Committees for the Chamber. His never-ending dedication of time and talent in our communities makes his SERVPRO family very proud to have him on our team!
Cory has been with SERVPRO for three years and holds certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), as Water Restoration Technician (WRT), and in Applied Structural Drying (ASD).
Cory also serves as Director for Lower Township Chamber of Commerce. He is from Medford, New Jersey and graduated in 2000 from York College of Pennsylvania with a degree in Mass Communications. He lives in Woodbine, New Jersey with his wife Renee and dogs Chloe & Luke.
It's Hurricane Season, Cumberland County! Be Smart. Be Prepared.
BEFORE the storm hits, have an Emergency Supply Kit ready and an evacuation plan. Communicate with your family and offer to help your neighbors who may be elderly, disabled or living with small children.
Emergency Supply Kit List
- Water (one gallon per person per day
- Food (non-perishable, 3-day supply
- Manual can opener
- Battery powered radio, preferably a NOAA weather radio with tone alert and extra batteries
- Flashlight and batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust masks or bandanas
- Plastic sheeting, garbage bags, and duct tape
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Local maps
- Hygiene items
- Important documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account information
- Cash - when there is no power, ATMs will not work
- Fire extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
If you have storm damage to your home or property, call us ASAP. A timely response is key to minimizing secondary damages caused by a severe storm or hurricane.
Business Owners and Property Managers should ask about our Emergency Ready® Program.
Storm tips are provided by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). For more information on severe storms and other emergency situations, visit their website.
SERVPRO gets Testimonial of the Month in Grapevine
In the July edition of The Grapevine, (Volume 8, Issue 22), we were honored with being credited for the Testimonial of the Month. Monique Laperriere, Sales and Marketing Representative, was quoted for her testimonal. She stated, "Being new to SERVPRO and Vineland, I thoroughly enjoy my time networking at GVCC luncheons and Meet and Greets. I find the Chamber to be educational, fun and current on topics. They really build a sense of community among members and beyond. Cash Mob events are a blast to partake in and a nice economic boost for our local businesses. We at SERVPRO are very involved with our community and strongly urge everyone to BUY LOCAL!"
We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Monique. Great job!
Recipe for Cooking Safety from SERVPRO® of Cumberland County
Each November, families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving by preparing a delicious feast, but if you don't practice safe cooking habits, your happy holiday could become hazardous very quickly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the main cause for home fires and injuries, with Thanksgiving being the peak day for cooking-related fires. Review the following safety tips to help ensure you enjoy a safe holiday.
- Do not wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking
- Never leave cooking food unattended-stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, or broiling food. If someone must leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, they should turn off the stove
- Check food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking. Use a timer as a reminder that the stove or oven is on
- Keep the kids away from the cooking area. Enforce a "kid-free zone" and make them stay at leats three feet away from the stove
- Keep anything flammable-pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains-away from the stove, oven, or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat
- Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup
- Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen. Contact the local fire department to take training on the proper use of extinguishers
- Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off
- Install a smoke alarm near the kitchen, on each level of the home, near sleeping areas, and inside and outside bedrooms. Use the test button to check it each month. Replace batteries at least once a year
Call SERVPRO® of Cumberland County for all your non-emergency cleaning needs, including carpet cleaning and duct cleaning. We can be reached at (856) 692-0041.