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Winter Weather Glitches
Here in the South, Winter Weather often brings the weight of ice! This can cause power outages in our homes and businesses that affect our day-to-day operations, and can even affect our belongings!
You may often think of the "obvious" interruptions like the lights in your home, your heating system, and even your kitchen appliances, but larger outages can affect so much more!
Water service (for those that run on a well), communication systems, retail locations like grocery stores, banks (and ATMs), gas stations, and even medical facilities.
You can protect yourself and help preserve your belongings by doing a few of these things:
- Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed!
- When using a generator, keep it outdoors and away from windows!
- Do NOT use a gas stove to heat your home!
- Disconnect appliances and other electronics to help avoid any damage from possible electrical surges!
- Be prepared with an alternate plan for refrigerating medications or using medical devices that require electricity!
- If it's safe to travel the roads, consider an alternate location for keeping your family warm!
- Remember to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, or those with varying physical and mental capabilities.
How can you prepare now for the next Winter storm in your area?
- Have an inventory list of the things you need that require electricity.
- Speak with your doctors and medical providers about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medications. Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for life.
- Stock up on batteries for flashlights and other items needed for your family.
- Be prepared to monitor weather systems through local alert systems or battery-powered weather radio systems.
- Double-Check your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors to be sure batteries are in working order! This goes for every level of your home!
- If you have a home phone, test whether or not it will work when the power goes out, and how long the battery will last.
- Keep a fresh supply of non-perishable food and water supply for each member of your home.
- Use a thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer so that you can know the temperature when the power is restored. Throw out food if the temperature is 40 degrees or higher.
- Keep mobile phones and other electric equipment charged and gas tanks full.
Here are some more Winter Weather tips and aids for you: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BANQUETS
SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties is very proud of the communities we serve and we had an opportunity to be a part of the 3 counties Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Banquets this year. The first Banquet we attended was the Granville County Chamber of Commerce which was held on January 29, 2018 at the Vance Granville Community College Civic Center. As always, there was a huge crowd that enjoyed food and fellowship, guest speakers and music. It was a night of celebration and renewed determination to see Granville County grow. Our next celebration was for the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Banquet which was held on February 1, 2018, also at the Vance Granville Community College Civic Center. One of the highlights of the evening was the guest speaker, Joseph Dittmar, Sr, a World Trade Center bombing survivor. Hearing how he survived such a tragic ordeal and how being a part of something like that has changed his perception on life and human kind was incredible. The food and fellowship was fantastic and again renewed friendships and determination to see Vance County grow was the centerpiece of the evening. Our final banquet was for the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Banquet which was held on February 15, 2018 at the Green Hill Country Club in Louisburg, NC. A wonderful evening of food, fellowship, music and speakers was the highlight of the year for this Chamber. Our guest speaker for the evening was Henderson, NC native, Jason Brown. He is a former player for both the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Rams. He gave all that up in order to do what he felt he was called to do and that was to serve his community and his Savior. He bought a 1000 acre farm and named it First Fruits Farm and supplies needy communities with wholesome fruits and vegetables as he shares the Gospel. This was a wonderful evening of celebration and we are so appreciative to have been able to celebrate with all 3 of our communities. We would like to congratulate all of the winners from all 3 Chambers and say, Good Job, for all the leadership that you bring to our communities. We are very fortunate to be working closely with all 3 organizations in the communities we serve and we will continue to support the efforts of each of you!!!
Oxford, NC Park and Recreation and SERVPRO
We are so excited about this seasons Oxford Park and Rec Basketball! It is a great way to watch the kids in the Oxford community play basketball and have a ton of fun! SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties is a proud sponsor of a team in the Might Mites league. What a great league name! The Might Mite SERVPRO team has had a strong beginning season and the bright green shirts can be seen dominating the court. All of us here at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties are glad that we can give back to the community in which we serve and live. We value the partnership with the Oxford Park and Recreation Department and look forward to many years of helping the kids in the community. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties services all of Granville County including Butner/Stem, Creedmoor, Oxford, Wilton, Stovall and other great communities within the county for Fire, water wind, storm, flood, mold, duct cleaning needs. Call us today at 919-339-4848 or 252-433-0005
BBB Torch Scholarships
$20,000 in scholarships through the BBB of Eastern North Carolina
As a member of the BBB Educational Foundation of Eastern North Carolina, we proudly announce the 2018 BBB Torch Scholarships. Check out the flyer about the scholarships or you can find out more information through the BBBscholarship.org . The application is easy and it is all online. It is a great way to get extra money for college and get recognized at our annual luncheon! There is over $20,000 in scholarships available.
A WALK TO REMEMBER
The Shore Grief Center
The Shore Grief Center is holding its annual Fundraiser walk “A Walk to Remember” on 11/11/17 at Southeastern Seminary. Registration opens at 12:00 pm and the walk starts at 1:00 pm.
We start at the back of Patterson Hall which is across from the main campus.
There is no charge to walk but donations are requested so we can continue to provide free grief support groups for kids, teens and adults.
Register at bitly.com/shorewalk2017
For more information on The Shore Grief Center and the walk, visit theshoregriefcenter.org.
P.S. we are still accepting sponsors as well as raffle items!
SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties are proud to be a part of the YABA organization (Youngsville Area Business Association) who assists local businesses in the area with fund raisers, networking and fellowship. If you are a business owner in the area, I urge you to become a part of this great organization.
A Big Thank You!
SERVPRO of Franklin,Vance and Granville Counties would like to thank all of our past and present customers for choosing and trusting SERVPRO for your cleaning needs, whether it is a carpet cleaning, duct cleaning or a water, fire or mold damage. We know that when disaster strikes there is an overwhelming sense of frustration, confusion and disruption in your daily life.
We are truly grateful for each customer for trusting us in your time of need- in today's society sometimes it is difficult to discern who you can trust with your home and personal items and we are extremely humbled that you chose SERVPRO of Franklin,Vance and Granville Counties. We also look forward to serving you in the future.
Remember we are always here to help! We strive to make it "Like it never even happened."
WHERE IS TOM NOW?
Tom is our Truck Driver searching all the states for SERVPRO Vehicles. Where is here now?????
Tom Aubin is hard at work driving transfer trucks throughout the United States. He loves finding SERPVRO vehicles on the road. If anybody is wondering Tom always takes a picture while in traffic or stopped along the road. Tom has driven through all the lower 48 states. He is a great ambassador for SERVPRO and we at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties love trying to figure out what state he is in by the pictures he takes. The SERVPRO vehicle in spotted in the state of Kansas. Keep trucking Tom and searching out SERVPRO vehicles and large loss trucks. Tom is married to the wonderful and talented office manager, Kim, at SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counites. Call her today and let her knowledge and southern ascent lift your day.
TOM IS ON THE MOVE AGAIN
Here is another picture for our friends to guess. Where is Tom in this picture???? Tom is still cruising around the United States looking for those SERVPRO trucks and vans! He generally travels in the central states, however, he stretches his legs from time to tome and heads out west to California or Oregon and then sometimes he can be found in Texas or other Southern States. He doesn't go into New England very often, he is originally from Rhode Island, so I think he has been in that area long enough. Let's see if we can get any winners out of this picture! You can comment on our Facebook page for SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties or you can even call us at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848.
WHERE IS TOM?????
This is Tom. Tom is married to our Office Manager, Kim, and he is an owner operator truck driver. Tom travels around all 48 lower states, and in his journeys, he is always looking for SERVPRO vehicles. We thought it would be fun to post pictures of the SERVPRO vehicles that he finds and see if YOU can figure out where Tom is. If you think you know where he is, let us know. We will update pictures as they are available. Tom has been in the trucking business for over 20 years now. He originally started trucking when he was in the Army National Guard where he served our country proudly for 20 years. He loves being on the open road and seeing his Country. While he is exploring the area, he will be looking for as many SERVPRO vehicles as possible and we will post his pictures here so you can try to figure out where he is.
SERVPRO of Franklin,Vance and Granville Coloring Contest
SERVPRO Coloring contest for all kids in Henderson, Oxford, Louisburg and anyone else who lives in Franklin,Vance or Granville Counties, NC.
Spring has sprung at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties and we are looking to decorate our lobby with coloring pages. By having your kids color the page, we will enter you to win a free carpet cleaning of one room. What a great way to freshen your house and start new in spring. All you have to do is to send in your best coloring page and bring it by our office at 260 Industry Dr., Henderson, NC, or call us at 919-339-4848 or 252-433-0005 with any questions. Contest ends April 21. So get coloring!! These kinds of contests are so much fun for us and getting our little ones involved is exciting. If any of our followers have suggestions for other contests, please let us know.
Need Immediate Service in Oxford, NC Call SERVPRO
Residents and Business Owners: SERVPRO provides immediate service day or night!
SERVPRO of Franklin,Vance and Granville Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Youngsville, Louisburg, Creedmoor, Henderson, Oxford, Littleton, Franklinton, and Butner/Stem. 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 24/7 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848
Whether your lake home or main home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. SERVPRO 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 Oxford, Henderson, Louisburg or Youngsville 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: http://www.SERVPROfranklinvancegranvillecounties.com/commercial-mold-removal
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
Join SERVPRO at Meet me in the Street !
Mark your calendars now!! Start kick your summer and come on out on May 20th at 5:30 pm to hear THE KONNECTION in Downtown Henderson, NC ! SERVPRO Franklin,Vance and Granville Counties is a proud contributing Partner of this event. There is something very unique about our meet in the street events and that is coming together as a community for fun and fellowship is something that is not common for a lot of communities away from the South. We are very blessed to live in an area where family, friends and community are the centerpiece of our culture. Bring someone with you and let's Meet in the Street for some summer fun and fellowship and support our community and those that put these events together!
Greater Franklin County Chamber Member
SERVPRO of Franklin,Vance and Granville Counties is excited about our membership and ability to support the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to becoming involved with the communities in Franklin County of Youngsville, Franklinton, Louisburg and Bunn areas. Call us at 919-339-4848 for all your fire, water, mold or storm damage restoration, duct cleaning and carpet cleaning. We are always here to help. We love to service the communities that we live and play in. Call us today and see why SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties is making water, fire, mold damages "like it never even happened." The Franklin County Chamber building is located conveniently in Louisburg, NC on Nash Street. Go by and visit their office and pick up our brochures.
Tornado in Oxford, NC
Uprooted tree, at the jobsite, from the recent tornado in Oxford, NC.
SERVPRO Franklin,Vance and Granville Counties was proud to service our community of Oxford, NC in cleaning up after the recent tornado. What a terrifying experience these storms can be and the cleanup afterwards can be very stressful for all of those involved. We here at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville counties are very glad to be here and make a positive impact on the cleanup efforts after this storm. IF you have cleanup needs from the recent storms SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties is here to help you in any way possible. We are only a phone call away. Call us at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848 any time day or night and we will be there to help you in any way we can.
High indoor humidity in Henderson and Oxford
High Humidity started in the basement and began to affect the first floor hardwood floors!
Due to the amount of rain we have been recieving the last few weeks, we at SERVPRO of FRANKLIN, VANCE and GRANVILLE have had increased mold related calls. Mold loves to grow in humidity above 60%, so please monitor your home and DO NOT turn off the heat or air conditioning! Some of the areas that you will typically find mold will be in your crawlspace or attic, in an unventilated bathroom, in cabinets near the floor or in a closet that doesn't get a lot of air movement. Older homes also seem to have a lot of mold growth due to the fact that they generally don't have central heat and air. If you have high humidity, we are here to help! Call us at 252-433-0005 !