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Continuing Education courses

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Savannah offers Continuing Education courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters and Real Estate professionals. The CE courses provide you with information to better service your customers.

These programs are designed to improve the knowledge of your staff regarding emergency mitigation. 

Here are some of the CE courses that are offered by SERVPRO

  • Fire Damage Restoration

  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry

  • Restorative Drying for Water Damage

  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar

  • Biohazard Cleanup

Contact SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690 to schedule one for your office.   

Grilling precautions

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Summer time is here! One of America’s favorite summer past times is lighting up the grill and cooking up some burgers. With any activity comes danger.  Here are some helpful tips to the homeowners getting ready to grill up some goodies this summer.

1.) Make sure that your grill is placed far away from your home.

2.) Grills should only be used outdoors, unless they are gas.

3.) Look up! Do not use your grill under any overhanging branches.

4.) NEVER leave your grill unattended.

5.) If you use starter fluid, never add any other flammable liquids to the fire.

6.) When you’re done grilling, be sure to let the coals cool completely before disposing of them into a metal container.

Even when all proper precautions are taken, some accidents are inevitable. In case of a fire, try and use a fire extinguisher. If the situation is worse, call 911. Once the fire is put out and the damage is assessed, call SERVPRO of Savannah. We would love to make it “Like it never even happened!”

IICRC Certified firm

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

From the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification:

SERVPRO of Savannah is registered with IICRC, and has pledged to implement an advanced training program and a course of study leading to the certification of all On-Location Operators actively engaged in providing services to the consumer in cleaning and restoration and has pledged its support in establishing and maintaining a professional attitude in the conduct of its daily business at all times and providing the consumer with the highest degree of professionalism possible.  

SERVPRO of Savannah is pleased to be recognized as a 2018 IICRC Certified firm for our expertise, professional excellence, and quality of service.  Many of our employees are proud to hold IICRC certifications and we strive to uphold this level of excellence in every job.  

Preventable Homeowners' Insurance Claims

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

We’re very fortunate that many homeowner losses are preventable. But because homeowners’ insurance may not pay a claim that could have been avoided with proper maintenance, it pays to take care of your home. Below is an example of preventable claims and tips on making sure that you avoid these issues.

  • Washing Machine mishaps
    • Its recommended that you replace your washing machine hoses every three years and inspect them regularly
  • Leaks in your bath tub and shower
    • Grout and caulking can decay or develop cracks over time. This will allow water into the walls and/or floors. Its recommended that you inspect and maintain your seals every year
  • Toilet Issues
    • Improperly installed and leaking toilets. Make sure that you regularly check that the seal of your toilet is not worn out and that there is not any water around the base
  • Refrigerator water supply leaks
    • The water lines that connect to your fridge can cause extensive home damage. The lines to your fridge should be checked regularly for kinks
  • Roof Leaks and collapses
    • Basic maintenance is key to a longer roof life
  • Chimney and fireplace fires
    • Dirty or plugged chimneys can cause fires. Implement fire safety best practices and maintain a regular cleaning schedule
  • Hot water heater leaks
    • Small leaks that go unnoticed can quickly turn into a major claim. Make sure to regularly inspect the water heater and the pipes around the unit for leaks, moisture, mold, buildup and corrosion
  • Electrical Fires
    • Make sure to check for loose-fitting plugs in electrical outlets and avoid overloading outlets
  • Cooking or candle fires
    • Cooking equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires injuries. Candles and cooking equipment should be monitored closely.
  • Furnace issues
    • Have your furnace inspected regularly and have a professional make any repairs
  • Dishwasher leaks
    • You should check all hoses for sign of wear and tear every three months. Ensure that you are cleaning your dish washer to prevent buildup and clogs that could potentially cause leakage later on

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SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month

12/5/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month Kevin with the Golden Air Mover Award

Kevin Horton is our Employee of the Month.   Kevin definitely deserves recognition for all of his hard work!

Kevin is a Warehouse Assistant at SERVPRO of Savannah. Kevin has been with SERVPRO for 10 months and has quickly become a valuable member of our team. He is vital in helping maintain the warehouse. Kevin is responsible for checking in, cleaning, and shelving equipment. He previously worked for 17 years in the Car Dealership industry, specializing in vehicle detailing, and keeps our fleet in mint condition.

Kevin’s favorite thing about SERVPRO of Savannah is when he joins crews on the job-sites. Kevin works incredibly hard and plays just as hard as evidenced by his many medals earned while competing in the Special Olympics in Bowling, Tennis and Basketball.

Congratulations to Kevin! 

SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month David and Courtney with the Golden Air Mover Award.

SERVPRO of Savannah would like to recognize our August employees of the month, David Kosciuk and Courtney Holliday. 

This is the second time David had been awarded the Golden Air Mover Award for his outstanding service.  To receive this award twice within 4 months of working at SERVPRO really says a lot about David's work ethic and dedication to make SERVPRO a better place. 

Courtney is essential to our day to day office operations.  She is normally the first person someone speaks with when a loss occurs.  Courtney truly cares for our customers and our crew.  She's great at making sure appointments are scheduled for our techs, will being sensitive with the customer's time.    Congratulations to David and Courtney!  You are both a great asset to SERVPRO of Savannah. 

SERVPRO of Savannah - About Our Owners

8/14/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Savannah - About Our Owners Blu and Allyson Harvin

Blu Harvin, with his wife Allyson Harvin, own and operate SERVPRO of Savannah. Blu is a second generation owner, having purchased the business from his parents in 2007 giving SERVPRO of Savannah the distinction of having been under the same family ownership for over 35 years.

Blu holds many IICRC certifications and over 15 years of restoration industry experience. He is a member of SERVPRO Industries Large Loss Response Team and has led recovery efforts on many commercial restoration large loss projects.

Allyson's focus is on the business management and marketing management division. She has Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) as Water Removal Technician, Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician and is certified to teach Continuing Education classes for the insurance and real estate industries.

SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month

8/12/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Savannah would like to recognize Joe Waters as the employee of the month for July.  Joe was awarded the Golden Air Mover Award for his continued outstanding work.  Joe has been with SERVPRO of Savannah for over 2 years.  He holds a certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Water Damage Restoration Technician.

About SERVPRO of Savannah

SERVPRO of Savannah 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.

SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month

7/8/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month Beth proudly displaying her Employee of the Month trophy, the coveted Golden Air Mover.

SERVPRO of Savannah would like to recognize Beth Barrow as the employee of the month for June.  Beth was awarded the Golden Air Mover Award for her continued, outstanding work as part of our administration team.  Beth has been with SERVPRO just over a year but has already been labeled as the "Multi-Tasking Ninja" of the office.  She specializes in referral program uploads and has mastered advanced job file management. 

About SERVPRO of Savannah

SERVPRO of Savannah 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.

SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month

6/2/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month David proudly displaying his Employee of the Month trophy, the coveted Golden Air Mover.

SERVPRO of Savannah would like to recognize our employee of the month, David Kosciuk.  David was awarded the Golden Air Mover Award for his outstanding service this past month.  To receive this award after only a couple of months at SERVPRO, speaks volume to David’s work ethic and dedication. 

About SERVPRO of Savannah

SERVPRO of Savannah 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.

SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month

6/2/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month Rick proudly displaying his Employee of the Month trophy, the coveted Golden Air Mover.

SERVPRO of Savannah would like to recognize Rick Sinex as the employee of the month for April.  Rick was awarded the Golden Air Mover Award for his outstanding work with our fire crew this month.  Rick has been a member of the SERVPRO family for 33 years.  He is a Crew Chief, trained and certified by the Institute of the Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification in Water, Fire, Mold and Biohazard.  

About SERVPRO of Savannah

SERVPRO of Savannah 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.

SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month

6/1/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Savannah Employee of the Month Kathy proudly displaying her Employee of the Month trophy, the coveted Golden Air Mover.

SERVPRO of Savannah would like to recognize Kathy Sutton as the employee of the month for March.  Kathy was awarded our first ever Golden Air Mover Award for her outstanding service.  She has been a member of the SERVPRO family for 22 years. Kathy is instrumental to our technicians and our administrative staff.  She is handles billing, company uploads, specialty program jobs and adjuster contact, just to name a few.

About SERVPRO of Savannah

SERVPRO of Savannah 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.