Our Newest Nomination
We are proud to announce that ServiceMaster All Care Restoration has been nominated for Business of the Year with the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, Mike Benner, our Business Development Manager for the west valley, was nominated for Member of the Year with Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
Fire Season is Here
What You Need to Know
Over the past several years, almost the entire state of Arizona has been suffering a major drought, making our area more susceptible to out-of-control wildfires. If you add in this winter's hard freeze and little rain, we may very well have the perfect combination for an unusually hazardous fire season.
Fire managers throughout the state are spreading the word on how to prevent this year's wildland fires from spreading to your homes and businesses. Little things like clearing out fuels from around your home and keeping your grass mowed can really help protect your property. Take special care to thoroughly remove extra yard brush, especially buffelgrass, a plant that burns hot and fast, making desert fires even more treacherous.
In the event your property is damaged by fire, be sure to follow these guidelines to help minimize damage:
- Call ServiceMaster All Care Restoration within the first 24 hours of the fire. Corrosive fumes and soot from smoke and fire can cause permanent etching in less than 72 hours.
- If the outdoor temperature is above 60 degrees, open windows and doors to help air out your home and reduce smoke odors.
- Clean chrome, formica, aluminum and porcelain fixtures to prevent tarnishing and etching.
- If your furnace uses forced hot air, change the air filter.
- Tape damp cheesecloth over important documents to capture loose soot in the air.
- Dispose of any opened packages of food.
- If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
- Send any clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified restoration dry cleaner for thorough cleaning.
It Looks So Easy...
After a fire disaster, it's tempting to try to clean the leftover soot yourself. Before you load up with a sponge and a bucket of water, there are a couple of things you should know about cleaning soot off of your belongings.
Soot appears dusty but is actually oily and very easy to smear. The best of practice for removing soot usually involves a high power vacuum and NOT touching the surface with it or any attachments. Even the slightest touch can grind the oily soot into the surface, causing staining.
As with damage from any fire, it's best to contact professionals with expertise in dealing with smoke damage and soot removal, like ServiceMaster All Care.
Hot Shot of the Month
May we introduce Stuart Dille, our new business Development Manager for the east valley, and our Hot Shot of the Month!
Stuart has been with us for three weeks and comes to us from Montana, where he has spent most of his life.
Before joining our staff at Service Master, Stuart worked as a store manager in furniture sales, a realtor, and in business associations.
When not working, Stuart enjoys spending time with his wife of almost two years, golfing, bowling, playing pool, fishing, and ballroom dancing. He has even won a trophy for his tango and waltz!
Welcome to the team, Stuart!
May Day is celebrated as a spring festival in many countries and marks the revival of life in early spring after winter.
Memorial Day, first observed in 1866, is celebrated on the last Monday of the month. It is a holiday in memory of those who died while serving the U.S. in war.
Mothers Day, first observed in 1908, became officially recognized in 1914. It is celebrated in honor of the nation's mothers on the second Sunday in May.
Did you know that in May...
* Amelia Earhart began her famous solo flight across the Atlantic (1932).
* The Golden Gate Bridge opened in San Francisco (1937).
* First postage stamp was issued in England (1840).