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JoCo hurricane party for Dorian

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

red background with white lettering saying "keep calm and hurricane party on" I've heard JoCo hurricane parties are the best hurricane parties.

Have you ever been to a hurricane party? Have you ever even heard of hurricane parties? Well… Until I moved to JoCo in 2008 I hadn’t ever heard of these. I, still, have not attended such a party. However, Dorian is knocking at our door here in JoCo and I’m thinking this is the year to break my life time of missing out on this celebration of community and survival.

Hurricane parties started here in the South as a way to pool resources and shelter in place for those who could not or would not evacuate. Neighbors, friends and families band together to not only survive the storm but also to live and to work together during the recovery efforts, sometimes for days or even (yikes) weeks! Perishable foods that would otherwise spoil without electricity are prepared, grilled, smoked or cured to feed those sheltering together and to share with emergency workers. Fewer fuel resources are needed among the community since people are already together at one location.

Now, I’m sure that our emergency crews and electric workers will have any interruptions fixed quickly. But even with their speed and technology we may still have to go without power if the affected areas are badly damaged or flooded.  So this year I’m just going to go ahead and plan to either host or invite myself to a hurricane party.

I’ve got meat in my freezer and enough wine to share with friends. Oh, and I’ve stocked up on canned foods, batteries, water and toilet paper. I've also charged all my portable chargers so my phone will have enough "juice" for a two weeks. That way if you have storm damage at your home or business we here at SERVPRO of Johnston County can quickly come to you to mitigate the damage whether that means tarping your roof, boarding up broken windows or extracting water we will be here for you!

Good luck and stay safe!

Juju Clayson-Feld

"When your home has a boo-boo call Juju!"

CE Classes for Insurance Professionals

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

On April 30th 2019 SERVPRO® of Johnston County will host two CE Classes for insurance professionals.

These classes are:

  • Ethics and the Insurance Professional #208425 (3 credit hours)
  • Understanding the Basics of Hoarding and the Claim Effect #209715 (2 credit hours)

Ethics will begin at 9a.m. sharp. Come a little early to get some coffee and breakfast and network with other professionals.

Lunch will be served at Noon.

Hoarding will begin at 1p.m and end at 3p.m.

These CE Classes will be held at the Rainbow Lanes in Clayton NC. Classes are free to attend and a light breakfast and full buffet lunch will be served, also free of charge*.

Please RSVP to jfeld@SERVPROjohnstoncounty.com by April 28th. Feel free to invite other insurance professionals!

*If you are required by your carrier to pay for CE Classes the cost will be $10 cash. We will provide receipts.

Greasy clogged drains. Ewwww.

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your pipes get clogged with a greasy mess

Here at SERVPRO of Johnston County we see all sorts of water damage caused by all kinds of plumbing disasters. Whether the damage is caused by mechanical failure, human error, storms or accidents we are equipped to deal with them all. However, some are preventable. Today we focus on a preventable disaster that starts in the kitchen. Greasy clogged pipes! YUCK! Never pour any type of fat or grease such as butter, cooking oil, ice cream, gravy, or bacon fat into your pipes or toilets. Not only to save our local sewage pipes and water treatment plants but to save you big bucks on repair costs to your home. Nobody wants raw sewage to back up into your house or yard and cost you big money for the cleanups and plumbing repairs!

Let's all do our part to avoid this! Here are a few tips:
*Do NOT pour grease down the sink or toilet!
*Do NOT use hot water to rinse fat, oil, or grease off pots/pans/plates! Even degreasing soap & hot water cannot eliminate fats, oils or grease. Sure it melts into an easy to remove liquid, but then, it re-forms in the pipes as a hard gunky mess. Over time this can build up and completely clog your pipes.
* DO

  • Scrape ALL food scraps in the trash or catch them with a sink strainer.
  • Wipe greasy dishes with dry paper towels before rinsing or washing.
  • Pour hot fat, oil, or grease into a can or container. Allow to cool or harden then toss it in the regular trash.

If your drains are running slowly and you think there may be a greasy clog it's best to call in a professional to remove the clog before damages occur. If you need help finding a trusted professional give us a call.

Happy Independence Day!

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Happy Independence day from our team to you!

While you enjoy cookouts and family fun, please keep in mind fire and water safety. Especially with grills, fryers, sparkers and fire crackers. Keep these items at least three-feet from the wall of the house and out of the grass to prevent fire.

We are so grateful to celebrate another year here, thanks to our community and you!

Happy Fathers Day! Golf and Grill!

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Thanks to https://tinyurl.com/yaxnhja4 for the image

Happy Fathers Day to all the great folks our children call Dad!

This weekend is full of golf and fun for the guys here at SERVPRO, a well-deserved break from the storms that have kept us engaged within the community and helping others. They are playing in the 10th Annual Captains Choice Golf Tournament in Garner, hosted by the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.

Are you grilling this weekend? Some family favorites here are burgers, dogs, BBQ, and corn on the cob! How about some fresh local produce from farmers out here in Clayton, Garner, Smithfield, Selma, and Raleigh? I've enjoyed fresh strawberries from a farmer in Archer Lodge, some watermelon and cantaloupe from others in the area. What a bounty our Spring has given us!

Enjoy this coming weekend and the beautiful weather that is promised and stay safe!

Happy New Years!

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Welcome to 2018! New year, fresh start! Can you feel it? We're all excited for what 2018 has in store for us. Who has exciting New Years resolutions? I've come up with a few myself. Nothing extraordinary. Running had become a love of mine over the summer. I committed myself to running every other day. However, with winter months having shorter days, and December being so busy, my running took a back seat. I'm excited about getting back into my groove. 

I've shared mine! Time for whatever staff I could corner to share their New Years resolutions. 

James, our General Manager, does a lot of Brazilian jujitsu, and is making a goal of getting back into shape. So to get back to that means healthier drink and food choices- specifically drinking more water. This also requires working out more. His goal is to have morning work outs prior to heading into the office. 

With so much going on in our Owners life, meatballs subs from Fire House subs have found their way into John's heart. He's recently had to break up with meatball subs, and started to choose healthier food options. Along with those healthier food options, he plans on hitting the gym to get back into better physical shape. 

Our Office Manager, Daniella, has a goal of putting more focus on herself. As moms and women, we tend to gear our focus towards our children, families and careers. Daniella plans on taking more breathing time, her time, which includes, but not limited to, more manicures and pedicures. I love that she's taking more her time, and hope we as women can follow her lead and remind ourselves to take a moment so we can come back refreshed, ready to be the best us! 

Happy New Year everyone! We hope it's an amazing one! 

Merry Christmas!

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Merry Christmas!

Here at SERVPRO we’re hoping you remember this season to enjoy each and every moment. This time of year is so busy that most of us can get caught up in its chaos. Remember to take things slow, and to enjoy all the extra time with your loved ones. We are all so blessed, and sometimes that can easily be overlooked. Don’t forget to show kindness and love to those around you. It’s so easy to give a smile, a “Hello” or a “Merry Christmas”. We know there have been times where someone’s kind words have changed our entire outlook for a day.  Don’t forget that someone could be you. We should all be making it our goal to spread as much love as possible.

We hope you and your family continue to have a safe and Merry Christmas!   

Red Cross Continued Support

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

McCall's Airplane Strike

SERVPRO® Pledges Ongoing Support to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program 

Red Cross recognizes SERVPRO for their contribution to disaster preparedness and recovery efforts 

Clayton, NC (Grassroots Newswire) June 1, 2016 -- The American Red Cross recently recognized SERVPRO®, a cleanup and restoration company, for participation in its Disaster Responder Program1.  As a Disaster Responder Program member, SERVPRO pledges a donation to the Red Cross in advance of disasters, allowing the organization to respond quickly and effectively to nearly 66,000 disasters annually, most of which are home fires. SERVPRO is entering their third year of partnership with the Red Cross; their donations to the organization to date exceed one million dollars. 

According to statistics cited by the Red Cross, seven people die in a home fire each day in the U.S. Aiming to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent by the end of 2019, the Red Cross launched a Home Fire Campaign in October of 2014. The support of SERVPRO and other Disaster Responder Program members allows the Red Cross to pursue their home fire prevention goals while they continue to provide critical services to disaster victims. 

“One of the reasons home fires account for the majority of the disasters the Red Cross responds to annually is that the risk for home fires exists all year long,” said George Hogshead, owner of SERVPRO of Johnston County. “Statistics compiled by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)2 show the majority of home fires are related to unattended cooking accidents – and cooking is something most people do every day.” 

Although SERVPRO’s business is helping business and home owners recover from fire, flood and other disasters, the company and its franchisees actively support disaster preparedness education, including fire prevention efforts. When disaster does strike, their relationships with major insurance companies combined with industry-leading job-management technology help smooth the path to rebuilding and restoration for home and business owners affected by the unexpected. 

“SERVPRO’s commitment to the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program means that, when disaster strikes, homeowners can count on the Red Cross to address their immediate needs and supply essential services,” said Hogshead. “Once the immediate emergency is under control, homeowners can count on the expertise of restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Johnston County to help them restore their property and move forward with their lives.” 

For fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, please visit www.SERVPRO.com. For more information on SERVPRO® of Johnston County, please contact George Hogshead at (919) 359-2599 or GHogshead@nc.rr.com.

CCC Business Expo

6/8/2015 (Permalink)

The team at the booth.

Had a great turnout for the Clayton Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. Met a lot of local community members and did some good networking.