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What can you expect when choosing SERVPRO?

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Choosing the right vendor for your fire or water damage is important. Here is what you can expect when calling SERVPRO of Broome County East.

  • Uniformed Employees with photo ID Badges
  • Marked SERVPRO Vehicles
  • Drug Tested and Background Checked Team Members
  • Advanced Training and Certifications
  • On-site arrival within 4 hours (This does not apply to catastrophe situations)

Once they get here, what’s next?

Once our employees arrive on-site the customer will meet with a SERVPRO Supervisor who will explain the mitigation services. Our Supervisor will explain the necessary documents in order for our team to proceed with services.

Here are some of the basic forms that we review with our customers

Authorization To Perform Services & Direction Of Payment Form

This form is the customers consent for SERVPRO to perform restoration services in their home or business. It also addresses how services will be paid for and their deductible amount to be collected as directed by their insurance company.

Customer Information Form

This form is an informational document that addresses many aspects of the customer home such as what the customer should expect during the process and how we will proceed. It also discusses what items are restorable, pre-existing conditions, personal items in the home and understanding our role versus the insurance companies.

Customer Equipment Responsibility Form

This is a document in which the customer can identify and confirm what equipment is left in their home as well as the responsibility they assume with SERVPRO equipment. It also explains who to contact if there are any issues with the equipment.

Certificate of Satisfaction: Job Completion Form

This form is used during the final walk through of services with the customer. It is also used to insure we completed mitigation services to customer’s satisfaction. This document is also needed to provide to the insurance company for final billing for services completed.

Document Restoration Chamber

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

When it comes to fire, water, or mold damage, not only is the structure/property itself affected but potentially valuable contents as well. Some of our most valuable processions can be photos, documents, or legal files. SERVPRO of Broome County East can help in this case as your all in one vendor- from structure cleaning to content and document restoration. Whether it’s your home or office, we can help.

SERVPRO offers the following forms of document restoration:

  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
    • Process in which an item containing moisture is frozen and dried using various vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation
  • Digitizing
    • With the new age of technology digitizing records and documents has become a standard practice in most industries. This eliminates the need to have massive file storage rooms and allows us to access records at the click of a button. If your file room has damage by water, or smoke, and need to be cleaned, dried, or decontaminated, digitizing might be a good choice to eliminate the needs to have 100’s or even 1000’s of documents and records in storage.
  • Gamma Irradiation
    • High-energy photons are emitted from an isotope source (Cobalt 60) production ionization (electron disruptions throughout a product. In living cells, these disruptions result in damage to the DNA and other cellular structures. These photon-induced changes at the molecular level cause the death of the organism or render the organism incapable of reproduction. The gamma process does not create residuals or impart radioactivity in processed products.
    • Gamma Irradiation is a process that is used for cleaning/disinfecting and decontaminating documents or other consumer goods.
    • In a Cat 3 situation (Sewage or Flood water) documents are not only deteriorating but are also infected with all types of bacteria. In most storm situations you are dealing with CAT 3 water, therefore most of the affected documents that you will encounter will be contaminated. If this is the case tan de-contamination is always a must.
  • Certified Destruction
    • Inventory of documents & certified disposal per HIPAA Regulations

Call our office today for a free quote on document restoration!

SERVPRO Emergency Response

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Emergency Response 24/7

Restoring a property is SERVPRO of Broome County East's first priority. You will appreciate the immediate response we provide, and feel comfort knowing that are doing everything we can to minimize the damage to your home or business.

We strive to meet our 1-4-8 priority response guidelines. What does this mean to you?

Within ONE hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service. 

Within FOUR hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. 

Within EIGHT business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you by a SERVPRO Franchise Professional.

SERVPRO of Broome County East is dedicated to providing the fastest service possible when you need us. Our response guidelines help us address the issue quickly and efficiently to prevent further damage from occurring.

Pride in our Community

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Our managers wearing pink to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.

Our Production Managers and Large Loss Project Managers wore pink for the entire month of October to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness. The fundraiser was called 'Real Men Wear Pink' for the American Cancer Society.

We planned a successful fundraiser and raised funds online to reach a goal of just over $1,000.00 to aid research efforts. Our managers were happy to wear pink to showcase our support for the cause and for our community.

Throughout the year we take part in many different activities to showcase different aspects of our company. We make it so every one of us feels like we are making a difference in the place we work and live in. This is important to us so we can all be a part of building a better community together.

Team Building Activities

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Team Building at its best!

SERVPRO of Broome County East knows that the best teams that work together are the ones who have a great relationships. We like to do fun team building activities with our employees to remind them that it is important to work together to reach our main goals.

We have weekly meetings with the entire company where we focus on education and communication to one another.

In this activity, everyone was split into teams to build a pyramid of cups without using their hands! The only materials they could use were the ones provided to them. The materials were 6 paper cups, precut pieces of string and a rubber band. It was exciting to see each team come up with different strategies to complete their task. This helps them get ready for the day and whatever it may bring.

Commercial Large Loss Division

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

Large Loss Response to a Student Housing Complex

SERVPRO of Broome County East is ready for your emergency call 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Our Large Loss Response Team can assess the damage done to your commercial facility and write up a professional scope for you and your team to review. We take a step by step approach and identify the most important tasks to tackle first. Not only are we there as your restoration specialists, we are there as your professional consultants, business associates and trusted advisors. We focus on what is best for you and your business and work hard everyday until the job is complete. We strive for excellence by providing you with daily written and verbal communication, before and after photographs and detailed scope outlines of the entire project. Call us today to see why SERVPRO is the leader in Restoration industry. See, feel and experience the SERVPRO difference!

Lunch and Learn!

10/18/2016 (Permalink)

Lunch is on us! Our sales and marketing team at SERVPRO of Broome County East will hold an event for business owners, agents, brokers, office managers or CSR’s. This Lunch and Learn event will give you an opportunity to learn more about our company. Specifically how we can be of service to you and your company when you need it the most.  We can schedule any time that works for you. Plus, you can decide if you would like us to come to your office or have your business visit us.  

Over lunch, we will do a 15-20 minute PowerPoint presentation with a particular focus.  You can choose  any of the following topics:

Topic 1: General Overview of SERVPRO Services and How SERVPRO is engaged with the insurance industry.

Topic 2: Water Damage and various categories. Also to include flood & mold, and how it affects your client's properties.

Topic 3: Fire, Smoke & Soot Damage. Types of smoke and how it affects your client’s properties. Also to include stats and fire safety tips/ what to do until help arrives.

Topic 4: SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins & Tioga Counties: Contents & Electronics Restoration Center-Saving your Customer’s peace of mind.

Topic 5: Commercial & Industrial Large Loss: Capabilities, Response, and Preparing your Commercial Clients for Whatever Happens (Emergency Ready Profile)

If you’re interested contact our office 607-722-2262 and ask for Ashley.  Or, you can e-mail us with your interest at alayton@cleanupteam.net

We hope to hear from you soon!