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Join the SERVPRO of Brunswick

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Join the SERVPRO of Brunswick Apply for a new career in restoration with the SERVPRO of Brunswick Have Questions? Call Us Today – (912) 264-6094

SERVPRO of Brunswick has been a trusted leader in the restoration industry since 1992. Providing 24- hour residential and commercial services such as water damages, fire damage, and storm response.  As a locally owned and operated business we are dedicated to serving our community and helping others when disaster strikes.

We are always seeking candidates with restoration, construction, and repairs experience; that are eager to help our Golden Isles communities and represent the SERVPRO of Brunswick brand in a professional manner and share the same principles of community involvement. A great thing about SERVPRO is our training programs- we train and certified all of our employees to be successful with in our company. If interested please stop by our office or call today to inquire about our application process.

A job with the SERVPRO of Brunswick is very rewarding to help others and to see the transformation from start to finish on job sites. The SERVPRO of Brunswick offers a lifelong career with countless abilities to be promoted within.  To be considered for a job with the SERVPRO of Brunswick we require you to:

• Pass a drug screen and background check (NO FELONY OR CONVICTION WITH DRUGS, THEFT, OR VIOLENCE). 
• Applicants must have the ability to lift 75 pounds or more, have good communication skills, and experience working with hand tools.
• MUST have a valid Drivers License and pass an MVR.

To apply send your resume or call our office to inquire more. 

Caring for a Freshly Cut Christmas Tree

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

The smell of pine feeling the aroma in your home, truly makes it feel like the Holidays have arrived. Maybe it is your first year with a real tree, or possibly you just want to learn more about caring for the tree. We have you covered by a compiled list of tree care!

Keeping the Christmas tree fresh and alive:

1. A freshly cut tree trunk needs to have the spores exposed on the bottom allowing the tree to soak up nutrients. If you buy a tree from a lot before you leave ask them to saw of a inch of the trunk to make it freshly opened spores. 

2. According to the Old Farmers Almanac a freshly cut Christmas tree consumes a gallon of water every 24-hours. A helpful tip for keeping your tree watered is to fill the base with a well watered soil.

3. A key for keeping your Christmas tree alive is to avoid placing it on top of heating and cooling vents. 

Along with the fun that a freshly-cut Christmas tree can bring into a home, there is also many dangerous to keep in mind. 

Dangerous to avoid with a freshly- cut Christmas tree:

1. Water, water, and more water. The best fire safety tip for freshly- cut trees are water. Without water your tree is producing oxogen and drying out.

2. Avoid placing the tree next to fireplaces, candles, and lights. 

3. When your tree starts to shed needles and dry out, its time to toss it out. The longer the tree sits inside the home with falling needles, the risk of a home fire increases. 

4. Make sure your Christmas lights have been lab tested and there are no broken lights. 

5. Always turn off Christmas lights before going to bed or leaving your home. 

For more helpful tips regarding Christmas Tree safety go to the NFPA for a free printable safety sheet. 

Make a Deep Cleaning a New Years Resolution

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

You have set your jaw and made New Year’s resolutions before only to cower in defeat halfway through the year. Why not make this upcoming year one in which you do everything you set your mind to do, which includes giving your home a thorough cleaning? SERVPRO of Brunswick is your number one choice for all cleaning needs.

We provide carpet and upholstery cleaning

No matter how many times you tell guests to take off their shoes before entering your home, there is always at least one person who fails to do so during the holidays. Beyond the rebel during the family gathering is the everyday dirt that comes with residing in close quarters. Your carpet needs to be thoroughly cleaned at least once per year.

Upholstery is another area in the general living space that becomes dirty rather quickly. What better New Year’s resolution to fulfill than to give yourself the peace of mind in knowing that your family will not be exposed to dust mites every time they sit down to watch television?

Odor removal is available

Pick up the phone and solicit our services when you have cleaned all that you know how and yet the odor remains. We have the expertise needed to deodorize your home efficiently. You do not want to enter the new year with the same smells that hindered productivity these past twelve months. Let us improve your attitude by removing the odors that bring down the atmosphere of your home.

We provide air duct services

Heating during winter months is essential. Your home’s central air and heating system cannot work efficiently without proper maintenance. Our air duct services can clean one of the most intricate parts of your system so that it provides heat during winter and air in summer. Air duct service also provides better air quality, which may reduce the probability of illness during the year.

New year, new you

You can make this year different by starting off on a clean foot. Call SERVPRO of Brunswick today to set up an appointment for a thorough cleaning of your home.

Space Heater Safety Tips

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Space Heater Safety Tips Safety tips for when you plug in the space heater.

In the colder months of the year, homeowners look for ways to make chilly areas warm and comfortable. While space heaters can be useful to keep small areas warm, it’s very important to use them with caution. In a 2010 study, it was found that space heaters caused 32 percent of all home heating fires but were involved in 79 percent of all home-heating related fire deaths. Fortunately, using a space heater can be safe if you follow these simple recommendations.

First, make sure that you create a three-foot safety zone around the space heater. Do not place the heater on or near any carpets, throw rugs, papers, or clothing. The space heater must be placed on a flat surface and not elevated on any cabinets, shelves, or other furniture.

Place the space heater in an area where it will not be in the way and where no one will trip on it. It’s a great idea to shop for a space heater with an automatic shut-off so that the heater will shut off if it tips over. Make sure that kids and pets are kept away from the heater for their own safety; space heaters can be quite warm to the touch. Also, pets may chew on the cords, so keep an eye on them around the space heater.

It’s a good idea to inspect the heater before every use. Don’t use the heater if there is any damage.

Never leave a space heater unattended. It’s tempting to leave it on while you’re sleeping to keep your bedroom warm. It is too risky to let these appliances run overnight when no one is nearby to make sure there are no problems.

You should never use a power strip or extension cord with a space heater. This cords could overheat due to the higher electrical demands and cause fire damage. Finally, ensure that your home smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order and test them monthly.

If you do have fire damage to your home and need professional cleaning services, contact us at SERVPRO of Brunswick. We will work with you to make sure your home or business returns to normal as quickly as possible.

Prepare for the Holidays by naturally deodorizing your kitchen

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Prepare for the Holidays by naturally deodorizing your kitchen Remove unwanted odors from your home!

Everyone loves a clean kitchen, but there are certain areas in the kitchen that can trap odors. Even though you might clean your kitchen thoroughly, you might have a problem with lingering odors that regular cleaning can't get rid of. Here are four common problem areas in the kitchen and how you can deodorize them with safe, non-toxic solutions.

GARBAGE CAN
One of the first candidates for odor removal for any kitchen is the garbage can. One way to keep smells out is to throw smelly items straight into a garbage can outside of the kitchen, such as a can in the garage. If that's not possible, try putting vanilla or baking soda into the bottom of a kitchen trash bag. If the smell persists, you can wipe down the inside of the trash can with a 4:1 mixture of water and lemon juice.

KITCHEN SINK
If you've cleaned the kitchen sink and it still has lingering odors, it might be caused by rotting gunk in the garbage disposal. A good method of odor removal in the disposal is to cut up any citrus fruit such as lemon or lime, toss the pieces into the disposal, and grind them up. The acid in the citrus will disinfect the disposal with no harmful side effects.

MICROWAVE
The microwave can trap odors from meals you’ve recently cooked, leading to some strong smells. Citrus can be used here as well! You can use a leftover juiced or zested citrus fruit. Put them in a glass bowl, fill half the bowl with hot water, add some lemon juice, and microwave it for three or four minutes. The steam can also help loosen any food caked on the inside of the microwave so that you will be able to wipe it off.

REFRIGERATOR
The final place which can collect odors in the kitchen is the refrigerator. Here, when food goes bad, it can leave behind the smell long after the source is thrown away. You can reduce odors by wiping the fridge walls with a mixture of vinegar and water. Another solution between cleanings is to keep an open box of baking soda inside the refrigerator.

If you have a serious problem removing odors from your kitchen that you can't fix on your own, SERVPRO of Brunswick is an expert at restoration and cleaning. Give us a call!

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – (912) 264-6094

Hurricane Michael

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Michael Crews lined up to begin restoration process after Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael was one of the strongest storms to hit the Florida Panhandle to ever be recorded. With sustained winds reaching up to 155mph while making landfall leading it to be the first ever Category 4 Hurricane to reach the Panhandle; while breaking national records for the fourth strongest storm to reach the United States.
Sadly, Hurricane Michael was a deadly storm and claimed 6 lives throughout Florida and Georgia.

As the SERVPRO of Brunswick wrapped up efforts in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence we were soon dispatched to help bring generators and other equipment to West Georgia after they were hit by Hurricane Michael.

After emergency crews cleared roadways and cleared it safe for disaster recovery crews to enter Florida the SERVPRO of Brunswick headed for Mexico Beach, Florida. We were truly heartbroken after seeing the destruction that Hurricane Michael brought onto these cities. People without homes, food, and power. We witnessed the grace of our Nation and the unity we all share when we face disaster. Tents were set up to pass out food, shelters were set up to cover those who lost their homes, people came all across the United States to lend a helping hand. The SERVPRO of Brunswick quickly sprung into action by setting up drying equipment, tarping roofs, and boarding up windows to prevent further damage.

Thank you to all of the amazing first responders like the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, National Guard, Firefighters, Police Officers, Patrolmen, Linmen, Dispatchers, EMT’s and Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams, and for all of the countless volunteers that gave their time to HELP.

We remain #FloridaStrong in the days ahead of the restoration and recovery process.

Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety!

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety! Keep kitchen safety top of mind this Thanksgiving in your Brunswick, Georgia home!

The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home, especially during Thanksgiving. With all of the chefs in the kitchen it’s important to keep kitchen safety top of mind. Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. In 2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,570 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving. Because of this we compiled a list of safety tips to

Safety tips

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove-top so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
  • Keep kiddos out of the kitchen for Thanksgiving by having activities planned like games, puzzles or books can keep them busy. Kids can get involved in Thanksgiving preparations with recipes that can be done outside the kitchen.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.

Enjoy a safe holiday season! Happy Thanksgiving from our SERVPRO of Brunswick family to yours!

Source: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

SERVPRO of Brunswick is always HERE TO HELP.

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Brunswick is always to HERE TO HELP! When a customer called worried about the air quality in her newly purchased home we were there in what seemed to be a instant for our SERVPRO of Brunswick customer. She said we arrived in our famous green vans and dressed in our SERVPRO uniforms like the “swat team”. She feared that her indoor air quality was polluted causing her to stay up late with a nasty cough- SERVPRO of Brunswick vowed to asses the damage and compile the best plan of action.

With a look within her HVAC unit our teams noticed a build up of debris in the air ducts and tobacco smoke discoloration on the vent covers. SERVPRO of Brunswick decided a air duct cleaning would be the first plan of action to get her feeling safe and comfortable in her home. The home was roughly around 1,200 sqft and took a little less than two hours to complete the work. When our technicians were leaving they decided to leave behind a ozone machine to zap any extra odors or irritants.

After the ozone ran for 12 hours and the job was completed we did a full walk through to guarantee that the customer was satisfied with the work that was performed.

This is what our customer had to say - “Their service was top notch professional and efficient..recommend without any reserves!!”

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (912) 264-6094.



Response to Hurricane Florence

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Response to Hurricane Florence We are faster to any size disaster with the tools and training your home or business needs after a hurricane.

SERVPRO of Brunswick’s Disaster Recovery Team  is ready to take action when the largest of storms and the highest flood waters hit.


When category 1 - Hurricane Florence hit the Coastal Carolinas in early September of 2018, SERVPRO of Brunswick responded in a big way! Our SERVPRO of Brunswick Distater Recovery Team loaded semitrailers and mobile command centers with equipment and headed to offer immediate assistance to those that were affected by the storm. Our SERVPRO teams worked diligently around the clock to restore these homes, churches, and condos by setting up moisture maps, fans, and demoing affected content.

Our SERVPRO of Brunswick - Disaster Recovery Team spent a little less than three months in the Carolinas with equipment at their disposal with partnering SERVPRO’s pulling together across 1,700 Franchises in North America.

SERVPRO of Brunswick had 3 main goals when heading to the Carolinas: First was to communicate effectively with customers and to show compassion with the communities we were going to help. And last but certainly not least make it "Like it never even happened." ®

We are faster to any size disaster!

Need assistance? Give us a call
(912) 264-6094

Stages of Fire Damage

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Stages of Fire Damage Kitchen fire. The stages of fire restoration with the SERVPRO of Brunswick

Step 1: Emergency Contact

SERVPRO of Brunswick is a 24/7 company that never sleeps- we are here for your emergency no matter the time or day. Why is getting immediate assistance better than waiting? The truth is the faster you get to a fire damage minimize further damage or possible secondary damage from the water used to extinguish the flames.  Or if the flames tarnished your roof than you are in a position where you are in need of immediate assistance from a fire damage restoration specialist to tarp your roof; tarping your roof is important to protect your home from rain and other environmental factors.

Step 2: Assessment

SERVPRO of Brunswick will then assess the extent of the damage to property. This involves how far the fire, smoke, and soot traveled throughout the home and if any furniture or clothing was affected. This is an important step to understand the damage to better assess the cost of the restoration process.

Step 3: Clean up

 SERVPRO of Brunswick will then establish power to the home if needed by using a generator and begin the restoration process of removing any smoke, dust, and soot from the surfaces in your home. All while the cleanup process is ongoing the SERVPRO of Brunswick team will be extracting any excess water and sanitize and dry those areas of your home. Once the water is extracted and the debris are removed our team will then tackle the stench that the smoke has left behind in the home.

Step 4: Consultation

Following the completion of your fire damage the SERVPRO of Brunswick team may request a ‘debriefing’ consultation on how to prevent future fires and to go over all of the work that was completed within the home to guarantee customer satisfaction.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (912) 264-6094