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Join our TEAM

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

Are you interested in helping others? Is being a part of TEAM that gives back to the community and encourages personal and professional growth important to you?


Then working for SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins & Tioga Counties may be the place for you.


A career with our organization is not only challenging, but rewarding because we help home and business owners when they need us most. Our company vision is to be the best in our industry, which challenges us to continually improve as we strive towards excellence. We believe in hard work, continuous professional development, and long term investment in our community and staff. We strive to provide a fair and respectful work environment that understands the needs of our employees while meeting the expectations of our business.


Our Sales & Marketing & Production Divisions are growing. Please contact us today, SERVPRO5819ls@stny.rr.com to inquire about current job openings and how to apply.

The SERVPRO Difference

1/10/2017 (Permalink)

When working with SERVPRO, you know you have hired the best, because we train the best.

Our SERVPRO franchise has prided itself on the training and knowledge of our staff, with the mantra “Knowledge is Power”.

We want everyone who is working with a customer to have the knowledge and professionalism necessary to fully explain the job process of fire or water mitigation—not only what is happening , but why.  If we get the call—It’s already not good, out client is dealing with a stressful situation. Period. We want to make it better!

Our team goes through an initial intense training period where they are SERVPRO Certified in Fire, Water, and Carpet Cleaning Trained. Next, they become IICRC certified (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified) in Applied Structural Drying, Fire, Water, Mold, & Odor. Additionally weekly training in morning meetings along with OSHA and safety training is a part of our overall strategy to be the best!

Let's Stay Connected!

12/15/2016 (Permalink)

With today’s technology there are so many ways to connect with the people and information you need! Find the icons on our home page to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. We regularly post helpful tips and information to our clients and followers, be sure to visit our social media pages!

Stay even closer by downloading our free Mobile App! Our App features advice on what to do if you have a fire or water issue, local weather updates, and the ability to make your own SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile! Own a business? We can work with you to develop a more comprehensive plan that can be updated with us each year and shared with your colleagues. Learn more by visiting the link below

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm1pzO_9sG4 https://www.google.com/search?q=SERVPRO+ready+app&biw=1600&bih=752&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwj2sYjl1NrPAhVGXD4KHbOEBjUQ_AUICCgD#imgrc=uygV6R0X83VBoM%3A

Weather: 1st Week of December

12/6/2016 (Permalink)

According to Accuweather, this week will be highs in the mid 30s/40s, and possible flurries or showers each day. Be sure to stay warm this week, and up to date with any driving risks the weather could bring!

We are getting ready for whatever happens as the cooler weather kicks in, we will be here when you need us! 607-722-2262

Join the Holiday Fun!

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Each year our company gets excited for our Annual Holiday Party and Snack with Santa! Last year Santa dropped by early to bring gifts to all the children of the SERVPRO employees. This weekend we get a chance to appreciate our employees once more with a Holiday Celebration Saturday night! Thank you to all of our hardworking, dedicated employees making it happen each day.

If you or someone you know is not doing as well as they should be, please put them in touch with us! We may just have a spot for them. Our Sales and Marketing Team is growing and expanding, inquire within and we will gladly discuss possible employment opportunities in our company’s Marketing and Production Divisions.

Weather Week of December 1st

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

According to the Weather Channel, the Greater Binghamton area will be wet the first half of the week, with temperatures in the mid 40s – 50s. As December starts on Thursday we should see temperatures dropping with possible snow showers starting next week. For many this will be the weekend to kick off the holiday season, whether it’s decorating outside or hunting for a tree, it shouldn’t be too bad out there! As always, SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins & Tioga Counties will be READY for any of the unpredictable’s that can happen this season!

We're in your Neighborhood

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

General We're in your Neighborhood SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins & Tioga Counties

SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins & Tioga Counties is here to help! We cover, Broome, Tompkins, Tioga, and the surrounding counties in upstate NY, and Northern PA. With our franchise having over 20 years of experience in fire and water restoration, we are a trusted vendor among the insurance and commercial industries and can accept any size job- big or small! Call our local 24/7 number, 607-722-2262, and speak with a live person day or night!

If there is any degree of damage from fire, water, or mold, call us in for a free estimate and our professional technician can advise how to treat the issue and the next anticipated steps of making the damage Like it never even happened.

EPA Certified Firm

11/8/2016 (Permalink)

Whether you’re working on your home or business, choosing the right vendor can be difficult. No matter what the project, there is one thing that should be a number one priority when work is being performed in your home or business- SAFETY. Safety is extremely important to us; this is why SERVPRO® of Broome, Tompkins & Tioga Counties is an EPA Certified Firm.

This means our workers are certified and trained in the use of lead-safe work practices to avoid potential lead based paint hazards to consumers and workers alike. Find out more about the laws governing renovators. https://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-renovation-repair-and-painting-program-rules

 

Not only have our employees undergone lead safety training, but OSHA training as well to insure safety on all job worksites from any hazard. When it comes to proper clean up Fire, Water, Mold, or Biohazards you can be sure we are doing it the right, safe way to prevent further contamination to any home or business.

SERVPRO Quick Response

10/6/2016 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO we strive to respond to your call and arrive at your property as fast as possible.  Our method for a speedy arrival is our standard 1-4-8 system.  If you call between 8am and 5pm you will receive an immediate response.  However, if you call after hours, we will assist you within 1 hour. Within 4 hours a crew will arrive at your home to start Emergency Services.  We will then contact your insurance company to give an initial update and progress of your job within 8 hours.


SERVPRO is here to help 24/7 to fix the damage of your property and quickly make it "like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins & Tioga Counties Ranked Top 20 at National Convention

9/27/2016 (Permalink)

In exciting news, our team at SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins, and Tioga Counties has been ranked in the Top 20 SERVPRO franchises at the SERVPRO 2016 National Convention. Were proud to serve Broome, Tompkins and Tioga counties and ensure the safety and well-being of our community members! SERVPRO is here for you whenever damage hits your home. Our professionals arrive at the scene immediately, working 24/7 if need be, to eliminate your household problems and in turn, minimize your stress.

As SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins and Tioga Counties we cover a lot of ground and we feel honored by our companys recognition. We will continue to work thoroughly and efficiently, we understand the importance of each person and want to make sure your home is a safe home.

Weather September 20th

9/22/2016 (Permalink)

Fall is just two days away, and the leaves have already started their transformation into those warm, red-orange colors that mark this new season. But get ready to take a hayride in a t-shirt and shorts. It seems no one told Mother Nature it was time to be as crisp as the leaves. This week brings high rates of humidity and temperatures reaching over the 80s.  Don't fret, fall festivals, pumpkin picking and corn maze racing are all set to start! Leave your jacket behind and take a trip to a farm near you, or head to the Cider Mill! We hope you enjoy a week of sunny weather and have a great start to the season. 

National Preparedness Month

9/15/2016 (Permalink)

Many of us spend the majority of our waking hours spent at work. It is widely thought to create Preparedness Kits and evacuation routes from our homes, but how many of us have thought to put those same plans in place for your work environment. 

Not only is it important to plan for the initial Emergency and use Safe practices, but what about AFTER the flood waters recede and the fire is put out? How does your business plan to reopen and recover? SERVPRO is here NOW to start a plan FREE for businesses to determine what to do and who to call. This is meant to help businesses reopen quickly and save unnecessary downtime and money. Learn more about our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile.

https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/readyprogram#

 

Fall Season.

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

The fall season is fast approaching and the weather is beginning to reflect it! We can finally breath a sigh of relief as the hot and humid temperatures gradually come to an end. The forecast for the week ahead will remain in the high-to-low 70's. This weekend will however come with some precipitation. Sunday we are expected to have thunderstorms, so prepare for a gloomy day inside. Though the rain may put a dent in your weekend plans, it will be much appreciated by those local apple farms because as we all know, apple season is almost here! We cannot wait for the apple cider, picking, pies, and so on! Enjoy your week, from the SERVPRO team. 

Back to School.

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

School is officially back in session! The summer may have come to an end, but the nice weather is not over just yet. This week will remain in the 70 to 80 degrees range. There will be some cloud coverage throughout the week, but there will be no rain on the forecast. Be sure to take advantage of the warm temperatures while they last! It's the perfect weather to be outside supporting your local school's fall sports. For those night games/events you should dress a little warmer as the evenings will see quite a drop in temperatures- as low as 55 degrees! We wish all of you the best of luck this school year, both in sports and academically. 

Labor Day Weekend Weather!

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

Summer is coming to an end and the weather is beginning to show it. The coming week will give us just the break that we need from the hot and humid weather. Temperatures are predicted to range between 75 and 80 degrees with partially cloudy skies. Though the sun may be a hit or miss, we can be certain that rain is not on the forecast! So go ahead, spend your labor day weekend outside soaking up the warm weather while it's still here. After all, labor day is officially the unofficial end to the summer months. As always, we encourage you all to practice safety this holiday weekend. Have your 'ready plan' in place for when disaster does strike with our mobile app. Create one today by downloading our SERVPRO app and following the provided prompts! 

https://ready.SERVPRO.com

Weather for August 24th!

8/24/2016 (Permalink)

The week is off to a great start with temperatures in the low 80's and plenty of sunshine! The same, however, cannot be said for next week with thunderstorms predicted on Monday and the remainder of the week being partly cloudy. Soak up the warm weather while you can! Fall is just around the corner bringing the cooler temperatures with it. This may be the perfect weekend for one last summer getaway with the family before school is back in session. So get out there and make your weekend count while summer is still here. 

Weather August 17th

8/16/2016 (Permalink)

After a week of many showers and summer thunderstorms, it looks like the sun is going to be peaking out for the weekend! Since Summer is already beginning to start to wind down, we suggest getting outside as much as you can this weekend to soak up the sun while you still can! We’re looking at mostly sunny with highs in the low 80’s! And remember, if you’re looking for something to do there’s always the Golf Fore Good miniature golf event Thursday through Sunday at the Oakdale Mall!

Weekend Weather August 12th-13th

8/10/2016 (Permalink)


This weekend looks like it’s going to be a bit on the stormy side! Make sure you stay safe if any bad thunderstorms make it to town. Scattered thunderstorms are forecasted throughout the weekend so make your plans accordingly. We suggest staying inside and away from any possible bad conditions that could develop. And if you do find your home or office in a bit of a jam, you know exactly who to call; SERVPRO!

Weekend Weather

8/4/2016 (Permalink)

Weekend Weather


This weekend is looking a little on the cloudy side with a few showers headed our way. After a very dry past few weeks, it looks like we’re getting quite caught up with the rain. Saturday should start out with a few showers and then clear up as the day progresses. The cloudy skies seem to be in the forecast all weekend, continuing into early next week. We are looking forward to getting our nice summer flowers and plants a fresh drink this weekend but it may not be the best weekend for those outdoor activities.

Weather This Week

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

We’re looking at another hot one this week! But it is July so it’s pretty appropriate. This week looks clear and sunny with a high of 91 on Wednesday! So even if you are working, try and get to the pool after work and soak up some rays. Don’t forget the sunscreen! This weekend is looking a little questionable however. Friday through Sunday we’re looking at 60% precipitation all weekend, but Binghamton and the Southern Tier is in desperate need of rain, just check out that river. So stay cool this week and maybe plan a few indoor activities this weekend. 

SERVPRO Ready for Whatever Happens

7/15/2016 (Permalink)

One benefit of having SERVPRO as your disaster Mitigation Vendor of choice… we can ALWAYS get to you. There are over 1,700 franchises nationwide and SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams are always on standby ready to be dispatched for disasters large and small. Here are some recent responses we have taken action on.

SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team

2015 Siberian Express: Record sub- zero temperatures caused major problems for a large portion

of the country stretching from Florida to Maine. The Midwest also experienced record breaking low

temperatures resulting in frozen pipes and ice dams causing major problems for residents. The Storm

Team dispatched a total of 257 crews from 108 Franchises to assist local SERVPRO® Franchises

completing nearly 2000 jobs.

2014 Mid-Atlantic Flooding: Rainfall rates up to 2” per hour caused major flash flooding

stretching from Northeast Ohio all the way up to Portland, Maine. Eastern Michigan and Baltimore,

Maryland were also impacted creating over 1,381 jobs for the Storm team to produce. A total of 82

SERVPRO® Franchises and 173 crews mitigated over $4.3 million in damages while assisting the

local Franchises.

2014 Polar Vortex: Record low temperatures caused by a break in the North Pole’s polar vortex

resulted in an unprecedented freezing event, spanning from east of the Rocky Mountains to as far

south as Central Florida, effecting all or part of 39 states and 70% of the SERVPRO® Franchise System.

2013 Colorado Floods: Heavy rainfall, with amounts up to 17 inches in some areas, resulted in

widespread flooding in Fort Collins, Boulder and surrounding Colorado mountain communities. The

Disaster Recovery Team® responded with 109 crews from 48 Franchises to assist the local SERVPRO®

Franchises in the emergency response.

2013 Alberta, Canada Floods: Heavy rainfall triggered flooding affecting more than 120,000

residents, and ultimately, the costliest disaster in Canadian history with damages estimated at C$5

billion, with C$1.7 billion in insurance damages.

2012 Hurricane Sandy: Affecting more than 20 states, Sandy left widespread damage and

flooding from Florida stretching the entire eastern seaboard to Maine. The Disaster Recovery Team®

placed nearly 1000 crews in affected areas, representing over 300 SERVPRO® Franchises from across

the country. Teams traveled from as far as Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington.

Always call your local SERVPRO first, 607-722-2262. SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins & Tioga Counties serves as Large Loss Response Team in Upstate NY,  but always keeps crews local who are “Ready For Whatever Happens®” in the Southern Tier Region.

Flag Day - June 14th!

6/16/2016 (Permalink)

It’s June 14th so a Happy Flag Day to all of you! SERVPRO prides itself on being an American organization from the very day the doors opened! Do you know how Flag Day came about? On May 30th 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing national Flag Day on June 14th.

 

How do you celebrate? BBQ? Hanging the flag on your home? Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying Red, White and Blue in the front of their homes and businesses. This day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the USA. Do you know the flag’s history? According to an American legend, in June 1776, George Washington commissioned Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress to create a flag for the NEW nation in anticipation of a declaration of its independence.  

Join the SERVPRO Team!!

6/13/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO currently has several open positions including Crew Chiefs and Marketing Representatives.

Crew Chiefs are expected to set up and establish efficient job flow, coordinate requirements for the job, complete job documentation, perform and supervise production work, and monitor assigned jobs from start to finish. We are looking for people who can resolve problems quickly as they arise and who can monitor assigned jobs so that they meet customer needs.

Marketing Representatives will be in charge of promoting and selling franchise services in assigned territory. We are looking for people to meet or exceed assigned sales goals as well as building relationships and educating the customers on why SERVPRO is the best cleaning and restoration company.

If you are interested in any of our job openings check out the link below! http://www.SERVPRObroomecountyeast.com/careers

What Can You Expect from Us?

6/13/2016 (Permalink)

What can you expect from SERVPRO at Broome, Tompkins and Tioga counties? You can expect top customer service from the time our employees arrive on-site to the final walk through of services.

Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority and we make sure that the your needs are fulfilled. A crew chief or supervisor will always be there to make sure that you fully understand the mitigation process needed for a water or fire loss.

At the end of the process, we always make sure to insure that we completed the fire/water mitigation to your satisfaction by doing a service walk through. We work with your insurance carrier in order to make sure everything runs smoothly. We have trained and IICRC Certified Employees who care and respect your property and act professionally. Customer service and satisfaction is our main concern here at SERVPRO.

For more information on the customer service that is found at SERVPRO check out the following link! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PnAS2SKMI8Ixb58QwLsZpyRlruZTVSWvXBsIjgzcbWE/edit?usp=sharing

Memorial Day 2016

6/1/2016 (Permalink)

This Federal holiday honoring men and women who died while serving the U.S. military takes place the last Monday of May and has created many springtime traditions and tributes around various towns in America. By the late 1960s, Americans all over bugun this tradition in order to honor the fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.

Originally, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day and was chosen to be held on the 30th of May because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle. It was to honor only the fallen soldiers of the Civil War but over time, it evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars. By 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday of May and created a three-day weekend for federal employees.

Today, many cities and towns across America hold Memorial Day parades, incorporating military personnel and members of the veterans’ organization. Many people are often found visiting cemeteries and memorials to honor the countless fallen soldiers. Others throw parties and barbecues to enjoy the beginning of summer.

Building Safety Month - May 2016

5/26/2016 (Permalink)

Building Safety Month (BSM) is a public awareness campaign founded by the ICC and celebrated internationally throughout May.  It is important to recognize code enforcement and trained professionals who promote building safety. 

SERVPRO employees keep safe work practices when on the job.  Our employees are OSHA trained and certified, and do weekly Tool Box Talks on work place safety. 

Check out the website below for more information! http://www.iccsafe.org/about-icc/building-safety-month/2016-building-safety-month/

Weather This Week

5/19/2016 (Permalink)

Hey Southern Tier, are you ready for some sunshine? We sure are!

Upstate New York has experienced a cool, damp May so far. With temperatures averaging in the 50’s for the past couple of weeks, we look forward to the warmer days ahead!

We’ve been feeling the effects of the low pressure waves of cold air coming in from the North. According to weather.com, a southward shift in the polar vortex is to blame for the chilly temperatures and even snow this past weekend! Binghamton and the surrounding area should expect to experience highs in the low to mid 70’s for the remainder of the month of May – only a few more days of projected rainfall, as well!

This warmer, dryer weather should make way for those “May Flowers” we’ve been promised, and hopefully lead us into a beautiful, snow-free June! 

It's May!

5/6/2016 (Permalink)

While Binghamton has warmed up, the summer weather we’ve long been waiting for still seems a bit out of reach.

May will begin with moderate temperatures between 50-65 degrees, continuing the trend of late April weather. These moderate temperatures will help make a smooth transition into the summer months, and in the sun, the warmth will feel comfortable. A 10 day forecast calls for rain throughout most of the first week in May as light showers hit the Southern Tier. Accuweather Binghamton calls for partly cloudy days which could lead to a low temperature hovering around 40 degrees.

While we ease into May, it’s a great time to start thinking about spring cleaning and tidying up the house before the kids are home for the summer! SERVPRO offers air duct and HVAC cleaning options so that the ventilation in your house isn’t circulating dust, pollen, or other irritants as allergy season kicks into gear. Also, as humidity may pick up, be conscious of additional moisture in your home as a breeding ground for mold tends to be in damp, dark, & unventilated areas.

The folks at SERVPRO wish you a good first few weeks of May!

Weather This Week

4/27/2016 (Permalink)

While the weather in Upstate NY is mild this week - sunny with a few showers - central America is struggling to get through some severe weather changes. “A very active weather pattern is taking shape this week that will impact many areas of the country from coast-to-coast. Included is a threat of severe storms and possible tornadoes, flooding rainfall and possible blizzard conditions.” (weather.com) Heavy rain, flooding, snow and the possibility of strong winds are all possible.

We know the SERVPRO teams in the affected areas will be busy repairing and restoring homes and businesses affected by the water damage. We’re always ready for whatever weather comes our way!

See more here: http://wxch.nl/21feD0K

SERVPRO Earth Day 2016

4/25/2016 (Permalink)

April 22nd 2016 represents 46 years of dedication to a movement that seeks to improve our planet through challenging ideas, igniting passion, and motivating people to action. “In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of our example.” (Earth Day Network)

The Earth Day Initiative grew out of the 70’s peace movement to help force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. “Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.” To learn more about the history of Earth Day check out the link below.

http://www.earthday.org/about/the-history-of-earth-day/

If you or your company are seeking to support the Earth Day Network in your local community, they have generously included all the resources needed to host a community wide event.

http://www.earthday.org/earth-day/earth-day-toolkit/#3

Earth day represents the idea that we all play an impact in shaping the world around us. If you don’t have the resources or time to organize a community wide event, you can help participate in the Earth Day Networks Tree’s for Earth Campaign. For every dollar donated the foundation pledges to plant trees to combat land degradation and climate change, to provide food, energy, and income. To donate and learn more about the campaign please visit the website below.

https://donate.earthday.org/events/trees-for-earth/e76443

Spring is here whether you like it or not!

4/25/2016 (Permalink)

The times they are a changin! Warm weather is here and it looks like it’s here to stay. According to Accuweather Binghamton we can expect 50’s to 60’s all throughout the months of April and May, and even look forward to consistent days of sunshine and 70’s starting as soon as the second week of June.

The birds are chirping and more importantly the leaves are growing! Most locals to the Southern Tier/Upstate region of New York anticipate the fall and spring blooms every year, and they never disappoint. While most of us enjoy the foliage view from our houses, cars, and neighborhood restaurants; iloveny.com offers many unique ways to appreciate the seasons. Hot air balloon tours, rail trails, private airplane tours, and boat tours offered by various different local business are highlighted as options to enjoy this spring season.

http://www.iloveny.com/seasons/fall/foliage-rides/#.VxeUJZMrJ-V

SERVPRO is a proud supporter of local business and we love our New York Community!

SERVPRO Entrepreneur’s 4th best franchise in America!

4/14/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO’s proven model has pleased thousands of our clients, but they aren’t alone! Entrepreneur.com recently acknowledged SERVPRO as the 4th best franchise in America in their annual top 500 Franchise report.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/SERVPRO/282790

Not only does SERVPRO rank #4 Overall- SERVPRO has ranked #1 for the last 10 years in the Cleaning & Restoration Industry sector, according to Entrepreneur 500.

Noted for our excellent training and support services we thank our Founders Ted and Doris for providing us with the tools we need bring excellence to our loyal customers in the southern tier. They support us, support you!

Take a Hike

4/8/2016 (Permalink)

Water, an essential resource, a threat, and a great time? 

When it comes to your body it is important to recognize that properly hydrating is essential to live a happy and healthy life. Dehydration can cause weakness, dizziness, palpitations, confusions, and a variety of other medical conditions. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/dehydration-adults#2

When it comes to your home it is important to recognize that a leaky pipe can cause more damage than a puddle. Water damage puts you at risk for electrical damage, slip and fall hazards, the loss of valued possessions, secondary damage and many other structural risks. http://www.SERVPRObroomecountyeast.com/water-damage-tips 

When it comes to a recreation it is important to recognize that some of New York’s greatest adventures are right around the corner. Enjoying the sunshine and New York's natural beauties can lead to smiles, memories, laughs, and an all around great time! http://www.wideopenspaces.com/8-best-swimming-holes-new-york-can-hike-pics/

STORM TIPS: Stay dry (and safe)!

3/29/2016 (Permalink)

No one likes a rainy day, SERVPRO included. But they do happen, and when a storm strikes both you and your home are at risk. Sudden downpour, power outages, and downed wires are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to an emergency. The key is to focus on what you can control in times of chaos.

Taking it back to an elementary level (literally) we here at SERVPRO recommend sharing these safety tips with your family, and even reviewing them for yourself!

Follow these 10 Rules from Alliant Energy Kids to stay in control and stay safe:

  1. Have a storm safety Kit Handy
  2. Stay Inside During thunderstorms and Blizzards
  3. Use flashlights instead of candles
  4. Don’t open the refrigerator or freezer unless you absolutely need to
  5. If your power goes out, have an adult notify the power company right away
  6. Don’t try to use a gas appliance to keep warm
  7. Ask an adult to unplug as many as many appliances as possible
  8. Don’t play near generators or heaters
  9. Stay away from damaged or downed lines
  10. Remind adults to watch out for power lines when they’re cleaning up outside

For the full article visit: http://www.alliantenergykids.com/PlayingItSafe/StormSafety/000562

SERVPRO: Ready App

3/17/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO: Ready App Ready

 No one wants or expects to have an emergency, but when fire, flooding, or other devastating forms of damage strike your home or business, you need to be prepared to reach out for help, and quick. Good news, SERVPRO is here.

With our “Emergency Ready Program” for your mobile device, you’ll be prepared for whatever comes your way.

The key to the “Ready Program” is the wisdom of foresight. As a business or homeowner, you can enter detailed information about your property into the app in advance, prior to any damage. If a disaster ever occurs, you’ll know what to do and who to call, allowing SERVPRO to address the problem immediately, minimizing business interruption.

The SERVPRO “Ready Plan” app is available across mobile platforms and streamlines the process of filing a claim. When you have an emergency on your hands and your property on the line, seconds count. Make them count by putting your “Ready Plan” into action.

No one understands the trauma of property damage like SERVPRO, so let us help you Prepare and Be READY for whatever happens with the “Emergency Ready Program.” 

SERVPRO Subrogation Professionals: Making sure you’re never hung out to dry

3/3/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO Subrogation Professionals: Making sure you’re never hung out to dry SERVPRO

Emergencies are never fun. Teaming up with SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins and Tioga Counties, we will work hand in hand with you to get you and your loved ones back on your feet. We will take the utmost care of your possessions and your household, but our services don’t stop there. In your time of need the last thing you need on your mind is cost. We know how stressful these situations can be and that’s why we train our managers and supervisors as certified subrogation professionals.

Subrogation may be an unfamiliar term to those not in the field of insurance, but here are the basics:

Subrogation (n)- a legal right that allows one party to make a payment to another party and then collect money from the party that owes the debt after the fact.

To get a better understanding (in layman's terms) of what Subrogation is and how it can affect your property personally, please view the links below. This is for educational purposes only. 

http://www.homeinsurance.org/articles/understanding-subrogation-and-its-role-in-home-insurance-policies/

To make things even simpler, we make it our priority to protect your home, your psyche, and your wallet.

SERVPRO: Your 24/7/365 Friend

2/25/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO: Your 24/7/365 Friend Servpro

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours, why would we? Here at SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins and Tioga Counties we pride ourselves on our proximity and response times, during your emergency. Every second counts (and costs), we know that, and we make it our duty to not waste even one. 

Emergencies happen. They can be unpredictable. They can be scary. They can be beat.

SERVPRO’s team of highly trained employees never stop preparing. Each and every SERVPRO team member has been thoroughly trained on fire restoration, water restoration, carpet & upholstery cleaning, and mold mitigation before stepping foot into the field. Together we can beat your emergency. 

The fast response times by our highly trained employees are only possible because of our state of the art Fleet of response vehicles. Our fleet of cars, vans, pickup trucks, flatbed trucks, dumpsters trucks, and trailers, provide a vessel outfitted for your specific needs ready at the turn of a key.

We put the best people, in the best locations, and give them the best resources because our clients deserve nothing but the, you guessed it, best.

SERVPRO: Join Our Team!

2/11/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO: Join Our Team! team

NOW HIRING! SERVPRO is an amazing place to work. But what goes into working at SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins and Tioga Counties exactly? If you’re looking for a new career or just a curious customer, read on!

All SERVPRO employees are first and foremost given a background check, and drug tested, since they will be entering the homes and personal spaces of our valued customers. Our employees are typically entering your homes/offices at a very sensitive time and we need to be 100% positive they are responsible and respectable individuals.

Our employees travel quite a bit to obtain all of their many certifications. All employees from the office staff to Production Technicians are trained to perform all services! Our SERVPRO team members drive through Broome, Tompkins and Tioga counties and (because we have all of our certifications) sometimes farther for large loss recovery. As a result we make sure they are driving one of our green SERVPRO vehicles! So see if you spot them next time you’re driving around town and tag us on Facebook! Our team is also geared up daily in a SERVPRO specific uniform to ensure we keep up our professional appearances for all of our customers.


Lastly, and the most important part of working at SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins and Tioga Counties is that we’re a bonded company. When you work for our team you and your family are considered a part of our family. We host events for our employees and their families throughout the year; we want to make sure we show our employees our appreciation for working for us! No matter what job you have, you should enjoy and believe in what you do. Any employee should feel confident in their company and themselves and be proud of where they work. SERVPRO of Broome Tompkins and Tioga Counties hopes to do just that!