Recently, the Phoenix area has had some smoke and un-
healthy air quality due to the five nearby wildfires burning
throughout the Valley. All of the fires are sending smoke
billowing into the atmosphere, making it very unhealthy to
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 right away. Corrosive fumes and soot from smoke and fire can cause permanent etching in less than 72 hours.
- 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
IIAGP Golf Tournament
In Our Community
This month some of our lucky marketers were able to attend The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Greater Phoenix (IIAGP) 25th annual fundraising Golf Tournament, which was played at the Wildfire Golf Club in Desert Ridge on May 6th.
While the wind was pretty intense (and actually blew over the tent), it was all for a good cause. The proceeds of the event were donated to the Phoenix Fire Department for the benefit of their Car Seat Safety Program (CARS).
The IIAGP is a professional association of members from many different insurance companies. Each year, thousands of dollars are donated to CARS and this tournament demonstrates the commitment to give back to the community and to enhance the quality of life for those in need.
Shown is our own Mike Benner, Stuart Dille and Dave Wooden.
Spring Has Sprung
Print and Share Recipes
15 oz can black beans, drained
15 oz can sweet corn, drained
1 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
12 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 finely chopped jalapeno (optional)
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 tsp tumeric
Mix and refrigerate.
Perfect as a side salad or salsa with chips.
Our Hotshot of the Month
Our Employee Spotlight shines on Cassandrae Damgar this month!
Cassandrae has been working as our office manager for 6 months. Before joining ServiceMaster, Cassie earned her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts at Pima Community College and worked as a manager at the University of Arizona Student Union Game Room.
Cassie was born in San Antonio, Texas and also lived in Enid, Oklahoma before moving Tucson, where she has spent most of her life.
Cassie is married and has two beagles. She enjoys taking her dogs on walks and going to University of Arizona basketball games.
She just recently traveled to Europe and celebrated her 23rd birthday visiting London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Pisa and Florence.
Cassie is an important part of our team and we are so thankful to have her on board!
Eyes on the Game
Keeping Up with Our Teams!
We LOVE keeping up with our teams, no matter which season we're in! While the last hockey game wasn't their best, we are always there to cheer on our team.
Check out pictures from some recent Phoenix Coyotes hockey games.
Phoenix Coyotes Hockey
Jason and Stacey Fine
Fine Insurance Agency
Laurie Petrarca and her son, Johnny
Cool Stuff That Works
Air Scrubbers clean your air, remove unwanted odors as well as the toxins that cause them. They work to filter the air and remove particles which may include mold, spores, soot, smoke or dust.
Air Scrubbers utilize the power of high efficiency air filtration (HEPA) to eliminate odor particles from the air and create an environment safe for breathing.