It seems like almost weekly we turn on the news and hear of some type of natural disaster. An earthquake, hurricane, tornado, flood, severe weather event, or a wildfire seem to be causing devastation in some part of the world. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of lives are affected every year.
It’s been a busy weather start to 2019 for restorers across the U.S. In the Northwest, there was the deep freeze; the Midwest has been experiencing record-breaking and deadly flooding and before that some major snow and ice storms; some of the Central States – and Georgia – have seen deadly tornadoes. And that was all just through the month of March.
Are restoration contractors unethical for making a profit? Absolutely not. Good restoration professionals are not "ambulance chasers". Profits make it possible for the training, equipment, and professional personnel needed to be there for people when they are needed the most. Annissa explains more about it in this week's Ask Annissa.
Libraries, courthouses, police evidence rooms, universities, museums, law offices, financial institutions – they all have one thing in common: paper. Whether it’s boxes of vital records, archives, books, or paper files, maintaining these documents is essential to their respective operations.
During a structure fire, toxic smoke, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and particulate matter are generated from the vast array of building materials, contents, and household products that combust. These chemicals mix and interact with each other to create a vast array of carcinogens, poisonous gasses, acids, and other toxins that can cause acute and chronic illnesses, cancer, and even death.
Meet Jennifer George, a full services contents restoration professional for SERVPRO in Ohio’s West Mahoning County. Being a parent of four young children can be tough to find quality work-life balance but Jennifer’s can-do attitude has seen her 11-year career blossom due in no small part to hands-on training and the franchise’s use of advance technology in washing systems and high operational standards.
The restoration industry gives business owners a very unique opportunity. You can create an amazing business that pays you very well while providing services that can help a family or a community in need.
Restoration is hard – and let’s face it, sometimes we laugh at things that might make other people cry or scream. You have to keep the work light, sometimes, right?! Enjoy these cartoons created especially for the restoration industry.