Keep Your Family Safe! Fire Safety Tips For Your Home
Not Every Here Wears A Cape!
October is 'National Fire Prevention Month' and the week of October 6 - 12 is Fire Prevention Week. This is a time of year to remember to check our fire alarms, make sure we have debris cleared from our gutters, roof, and yard, and to update our fire escape plan if needed. It is always best to review your emergency kit at least once a year. While we recommend doing that review prior to hurricane season, many of our are residents are only here for the 'winter season', so when you arrive, make sure you make a plan to stay alive!
Following are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to help you, your family, your home, and your business stay safe and prepared in case of a fire, and how to prevent one!
Why home escape planning and practice matter
- Home escape planning and practice ensure that everyone knows what to do in a fire and is prepared to escape quickly and safely.
- Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds.
- When the smoke alarm sounds in a real fire, it’s too late to start making a plan.
Make a plan by clicking the following link: https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/Educate/2019/FPW19LandingPageGrid.ashx
Charlotte County, Be Hurricane Prepared - September is National Preparedness Month
Be prepared and make sure you have the basics in your emergency kit!
Plan to Stay in Business! Preparedness Planning for Your Business - Businesses and their staff face a variety of hazards:
- Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
- Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu.
- Human-caused hazards including accidents and acts of violence.
- Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure.
There is much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for the most likely hazards. The Ready Business program helps business leaders make a preparedness plan to get ready for these hazards.
Ready Business Toolkits
The Ready Business Toolkit series includes hazard-specific versions for earthquake, hurricane, inland flooding, power outage, and severe wind/tornado. Toolkits offer business leaders a step-by-step guide to build preparedness within an organization. Each toolkit contains the following sections:
- Identify Your Risk
- Develop A Plan
- Take Action
- Be Recognized and Inspire Others
Read more about how prepare your business at the following link: https://www.ready.gov/businessRead more about how to prepare your home and family at the following link: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
Join us for Two FREE Continuing Education Seminars for Insurance Agents and Adjusters
Continuing Education Class in Port Charlotte Florida for insurance agents and insurance adjusters.
SERVPRO Industries, LLC #292716 will be offering TWO FREE Continuing Education Seminars on July 25, 2019
CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION: Sleep Inn & Suites 806 Kings Hwy Port Charlotte, FL 33980
The subjects will be:
- Mitigation Awareness and Response Seminar (MARS). REGISTRATION TIME: 8:00 a.m. COURSE TIME: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. COURSE NUMBER: 79948 Agent CE 2-20 Intermediate* 79949 Adjuster CE 3-24c Intermediate* - WHAT YOU WILL LEARN This course is designed to assist you in understanding what to expect from a good restoration professional, by reviewing Industry Standards applicable towards water damage losses, fire and smoke damage losses, and deodorization practices.
- Deodorization of Malodors. REGISTRATION TIME: 10:45 a.m. COURSE TIME: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. COURSE NUMBER: 69589 Agent CE 2-20 Intermediate* 69590 Adjuster CE 3-24c Intermediate* WHAT YOU WILL LEARN This course has been specifically designed to explain the special procedures used by professionals when deodorizing malodors. The purpose of the course is to provide you with a better understanding of situations when odor control technicians are tasked with removing bad odor. We’ll talk about how a restorer might respond to some common odor situations. You will learn remediation processes that can help control the cost if performed in a timely manner. This course will help you better understand what your client is going through when deodorizing of malodors is necessary.
Breakfast will be provided for registered attendees. Class size is limited so please contact as soon as possible to register. When contacting us, please confirm number of guests attending and which courses (8:30 or 11:00 or both).
For reservations contact:
SERVPRO® of Port Charlotte, SERVPRO® of Venice: 941-484-7777,
or email: marketing@SERVPROofvenice.com
*INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – This course has been designated by the Florida Department of Financial Services as INTERMEDIATE level. It is intended for the student who has a basic knowledge with the subject matter or who has limited experience with the subject matter.
Hurricane Storm Surge Readiness and Safety Tips
NOAA Storm Surge Awareness and Tips
Storm surge is one of the most destructive threats to life and structures during a tropical cyclone. It is not the just the wind, but the storm surge that is responsible for many deaths and damage. Now is the time to prepare and know if your home, place of business, work, or someone you care for is at risk.
Following is information from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration about being prepared and knowing if your risk.
The NOAA National Hurricane Centerinteractive web tool, the National Storm Surge Hazard Maps can to help you find out.
These storm surge hazard mapsoffsite link enable people living in hurricane-prone coastal areas to evaluate their risk of coastal flooding due to storm surge. And don’t forget, storm surge is not just a beachfront problem. The hazard extends many miles inland from the immediate coastline in some areas. Understanding this risk gives you the time to take action when emergency managers tell you to evacuate.
If you or a loved one live in or visit a location that may be affected by a tropical cyclone, get to know the potential hazards before hurricane season starts. It is also a great idea to have an evacuation or 'hurricane' plan in place. For more information visit NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.
Storm surge safety tips, in English - in Spanish
Restoring your Deep Creek and Port Charlotte Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event
Commercial Water Damage Events in Port Charlotte Present Unique Challenges
Flooding and water damage events at your Deep Creek and Port Charlotte Florida commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Port Charlotte
SERVPRO of Port Charlotte specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.
- CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
- OSHA - Other Training
- AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
- SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
- UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
- WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
- ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
- RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Port Charlottee Home
SERVPRO of Port Charlotte is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Port Charlotte
SERVPRO of Port Charlotte 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.
Real Estate and CAM CE Course 3 Hour Credits - July 12th 2018
Register Today: SERVPRO Industries, Inc. #00031315;
Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
Course Credit: 3 Hours
CAM and Real Estate Agents: CE Class July 12th, 2018
Register Today: SERVPRO Industries, Inc. #00031315 Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
Course Credit: 3 Hours
Course Number: 0018787 Real Estate9628525 CAM* (*OPP or ELE; If you still need OPP credits, this course will be applied as an OPP credit)
What you will learn: This course has been specifically designed to teach and explain the special procedures used by professionals in mitigating mold damage claims for the insured. The purpose of the course is to provide you, the real estate professional and the CAM professional, with a better understanding of the work performed by the mitigation vendor at mold damage work sites.
You will learn remediation processes which can help control the cost if performed in a timely manner. We will demonstrate examples of work performed to mitigate mold damage. This course will help you better understand what your client is going through when they have mold damage.
DATE:July 12, 2018
REGISTRATION TIME: 8:00 a.m.
COURSE TIME: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Sleep Inn & Suites Port Charlotte
806 Kings Highway
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
FOR RESERVATIONS, Contact:
Venice and Port Charlotte
Join Us at the 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Expo in Punta Gorda May 19th, 2018
Be prepared for this upcoming Hurricane Season!
Join us for the 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Expo This Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM event held at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 Hurricane Preparedness Seminars at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Featuring: Wink News Meteorologists, Gerald Mallet of Charlotte County Emergency Management, and the American Red Cross. Over 40 local businesses will be participating with booths and possible door prizes drawn throughout the day for this popular event occurring just before the start of Hurricane Season. If you are new to Charlotte County and want to know what to do to prepare for hurricane season, this is the event for you. The Charlotte County Emergency Management Team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Seminars in the morning and afternoon. Free Admission Throughout this event, please stop by our booth, where we will be there to answer any of your questions. Ask us about how we can create a no-cost Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business, office, and your home. This "ERP" give you an initial plan of action to take during a man-made or natural disaster. We look forward to seeing you!
October is Fire Prevention Month
Seconds count and can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.
October is Fire Prevention Month and an excellent time to examine the emergency preparedness plans for your home and business, including your fire escape plan. Do you have a fire escape plan? Have you changed your smoke alarm batteries within the last year? Are you prepared?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sets aside a designated week each October to focus on fire prevention. The 2017 theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”
According to the NFPA, once the fire alarm goes off “you could have less than two minutes to get out safely,” yet only 8 percent of people surveyed said getting out was the first thought after hearing a fire alarm. Creating, implementing, and practicing a fire escape plan for your home or business may be the difference between safety and tragedy. Make a plan today.
Refer to the following link for more information about how to implement your fire escape plan for both your home, Red Cross Fire Escape Planning and your business: OSHA - Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool
SERVPRO® of Port Charlotte wants you to stay safe, informed, and prepared to help ensure you are ready for any disaster that comes your way.
For Immediate Cleaning Service in Port Charlotte, Call SERVPRO
Port Charlotte Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!
SERVPRO of Port Charlotte provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Port Charlotte area. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 941-629-0966
Whether your Port Charlotte home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Cleaning Services
- Building/Reconstruction Services
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Port Charlotte commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration