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We're Hiring!

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Do you love helping people through difficult situations?

Our Franchise is seeking someone who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations. We work with an array of emergency situations, therefore you must have or be willing to develop new skill sets. Our idea of the ultimate candidate is one who has excellent problem solving skills, communicates efficiently, and is a serious multi-tasker. Don’t miss your chance to join SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville as a new Production Technician.

In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
  • A valid driver license with a reasonable driving record.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft.
  • Because we provide 24-hour emergency services, must be willing to be on call, as needed.
  • Some night and weekend work is required.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.
  • Previous or similar experience preferred.

Please come to our office at 3032 Forest Hills Road in Wilson, NC to pick up an application.

Prepping for Hurricane Season

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

As some of you may know, Eastern North Carolina is an area that can be greatly affected by hurricanes. The official “Hurricane Season” lasts from June 1-November 30.  As summer quickly approaches, now is the perfect time to start making a plan for what to do if there is an incoming hurricane. Taking some time to plan now will keep you one step ahead and will help ease your stress and worry if the time comes to take action. Some helpful tips and reminders are to:

  • Determine your risk-Hurricanes bring hazards to coastlines and inland areas including storm surge, inland flooding, tornadoes, and strong winds
  • Develop an evacuation plan-Find out today if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. Plan your route out and follow evacuation orders. Be sure to plan for your pets as well
  • Assemble disaster supplies-Get your supplies before hurricane season begins, including batteries, radios, chargers, and enough food and water for each person for 3 days. Fill your prescriptions and have medicine on hand. Fill your vehicle with gas and have cash on hand
  • Insurance check up-Check in with your insurance agent well in advance to prepare your home and vehicles properly
  • Strengthen your home-Cover windows, trim trees, secure loose outdoor items, secure all doors, and move your car to a safe location
  • Help your neighbor-Many people rely on assistance from neighbors before and after hurricanes. Help your neighbors prepare and/or evacuate and check in with them after the storm passes

For more tips and information on creating a plan visit https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

Spring and Summer Storms can be Beautiful, but Dangerous

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

storm clouds with lightning, SERVPRO logo in the middle SERVPRO is ready to help in the event a storm damages your home or business.

With the weather heating up in Eastern North Carolina it is starting to feel like Summer, but this also brings increased chances of threatening storms. Spring and Summer storms can pose a risk for flooding, damaging winds, and possible hail.

Make sure to stay updated with your local weather station to make a plan for any disaster. Take extra precaution to prepare for flooding if you live in or near a flood zone or low lying area. In the event of strong winds, keep an eye on large trees that are close to your home.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. We hope everyone stays safe as these storms become more frequent, but we are always ready to help our community in an emergency situation.

SERVPRO is Here to Help During Storms or Floods

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville 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.

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of thousands of franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

If you experience damage to your home or business from a flood or storm, give us a call!

252-291-4492

We Are Cleaning Experts

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville 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 (CDC). 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, give us a call today – 252-291-4492

What To Do If You Have A Leaky Roof

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Eastern North Carolina experiences frequent rain and storm damage. If your roof is not properly maintained, it can be more prone to leaks during times of rain and strong wind. It is important to keep up with roof maintenance, as a leaking roof causes the water to damage not only the roof, but the inside of the building. Prolonged water damage to your home’s structure can be dangerous if not addressed. If the inside of your home or business is wet due to a leaking roof, you must contact a qualified roofer first. As in all other cases of water damage, the cause of the leak must be fixed first to prevent more damage from the same source. Once the cause of the leak is fixed, SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville can dry out the inside of your home in no time.

Business owners: Are you prepared for an unexpected disaster?

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Have you heard of an ERP? Emergency Ready Plans (ERPs) can help businesses prepare to recover from a disaster such as a burst pipe in your office, a fire in the warehouse, or a hurricane damaging your building. Our team at SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville conducts free and friendly ERP consultations. Contact our office to schedule one for your business today. 

Aside from mitigating the damage to your property, ERPs are also essential because it can help educate you and your employees on how to get out of the building quickly. Safety is everyone's concern and should always be a top priority. 

50% of businesses will not reopen after a disaster forces them to close. 75% of those businesses that do, had an Emergency Ready Plan in place. 

Some advantages of an ERP include:

  • A faster response time to any disaster
  • Employees know how to react (e.g shutting off water, evacuating)
  • Damage can be minimized
  • Expense can also be minimized

What SERVPRO does:

  • Identify shutoffs and exit routes
  • Gather important contact information from your local gas company, electric company, etc.
  • Organize all information into a hard copy report and a mobile app which is easy to access and easy to share

Biohazard Clean Up After Animal Intruders

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Cats, birds, and rodents are the most common intruders to a home or business. Common places that these animals could hide are in your attic, basement, vent system, or chimney. Animal fecal matter is considered hazardous waste and should be disposed of by a professional. There are many excellent resources available for locating information about a particular illness or disease. You can also call your local Health Department for more information.

Should an unwelcome animal enter your home, it is advised that you do not attempt to remove the animal on your own. You could risk illness and injury not only to yourself, but to the animal as well. Contact Animal Control immediately.

SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville specializes in removing, disposing of, and sanitizing materials that have been affected by animal waste, as well as removing any odor. Call us today to schedule a consult.

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/animal-industries/animal-health-and-diseases/a-z-list

http://publichealth.nc.gov/topics.htm

Water Damage Requires Immediate Action

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

kitchen area showing removed flooring, cabinets, and appliances, wet subfloor, some mold on wall Wet materials were left to sit in this kitchen, causing wide spread damage and mold growth.

In any water damage event, the goal is to dry out the wet materials as soon as possible in order to prevent them from having to be replaced. When water is left to sit for an extended period of time, it makes the floor and other affected materials unable to be dried completely. This can lead to floor covering, sub floor, cabinets, and other wet materials needing to be replaced. It is more expensive and more time consuming to replace these items than it is to restore them. In addition to that, mold begins to grow just 48 hours after wet materials are left to sit untreated. The effects from water damage happen quickly and need immediate action to avoid worse damage and costly repairs. SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville arrives at your home quickly and ready to return your home back to preloss condition. 

Commercial Duct Cleaning

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

man inspecting air ducts with flashlight Call SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville to schedule a duct cleaning for your business!

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit of poor indoor air quality. If your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Unit (HVAC) has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

Keeping your HVAC unit clean can extend the life of the equipment which can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe. However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns during a consultation at your business.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.