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SERVPRO goes even GREENER
New service vehicles offer amazing Cargo capacity, advanced safety features and huge fuel savings.
Your local SERVPRO is steadily reducing its environmental impact and operating costs. With such a large service area, long drives and high fuel bills are large part of any local service business.Over the past 3 years, we have replaced our service trucks with RAM Promasters. Not only do these trucks carry impressive amounts of cargo and have added safety features, they are also more environmentally friendly.Each of the five ProMasters have tremendously improved our fuel economy, occasionally doubling the MPG of the trucks they have replaced!These vehicles are saving a combined 3,640 gallons less of fuel per year. That is a whopping 70,100 lbs of Carbon CO2 that isn't released into the atmosphere!
During their service life, over 850,000 lbs of CO2 will NOT be put into the atmosphere. That's the equivalent of planting 1,550 trees to improve our air quality. A Green win for all of us.
SERVPRO goes GREEN!
SERVPRO is commuting in style with the new Chevy Volt.
You may have seen our new sales vehicle at your office. It is a Chevrolet Volt. Not only is it shiny and sporty, it also great for the environment.
It is a plug-in hybrid. Each morning it travels its first 30 miles on pure electric power. When that battery supply is exhausted, the gasoline engine kicks in and it still gets a respectable 48 miles per gallon. Basically, the car runs on gasoline up hill and then down hill on electric.
After 9 months of daily service, it is averaging 78.1 mpg. This is a reduction of fuel use of over 875 gallons per year. That’s a whopping 17,500 lbs of Carbon CO2 that isn’t released into the atmosphere.
During its service life, over 140,000 lbs of CO2 will not be put into the atmosphere. That’s a fact that can help all of us breathe easier indeed.
Nicholas fills his personal time with his wife and 4 children. He enjoys weight training, mud runs and is a Trail guide for 'TrailLife USA'.
This year at SERVPRO we have had a great year. Winter freeze, Summer cleanings, spring and fall preparations and spontaneous disasters tend to keep all our staff on their toes. Our goal is for everyone to know that they can call SERVPRO for emergency cleanup. Getting the word out to everyone can be a daunting task. To better help with this SERVPRO is happy to announce that Nicholas Alzen will be taking on the role of Marketing Manager.
"I have really enjoyed the challenges and successes over the last decade working with SERVPRO. Meeting people in their time of need is one of my passions and with such a great team and training here at SERVPRO I do not think it could be done better anywhere else. I am looking forward to taking on a new role that will help our company grow and get the word out that our teams care and are ready to help". -Nicholas Alzen
Nicholas is one of our Senior Drying and Division Chiefs. He has been with us since August 2006. He has over 10 years of experience in disaster response-cleanup caused by fire/water/mold. Certified through IICRC for Carpet Cleaning and Water Damage Restoration. He is also experienced in building construction and general carpentry as well as controlled demo.
Scouting for New Talent
SERVPRO’s Nicholas Alzen is with TJ Hamil. TJ who coordinated the Job Fair efforts at Emmanuel college is a prime example of resource and hospitality.
With the industry booming and a variety of services being offered, wether you are looking for some extra money or are looking for a trade to further your future or career SERVPRO is always searching for new talents to add to our team.
Along with our online application process our local SERVPRO habitually attends community job fairs to present to its hosts and attendees the opportunities that are currently available. This also gives us a moment to connect with those interested and explain those opportunities in more detail. Aside from the talent search the job fair is an excellent resource to educate the community on what services we offer, why we offer them and why our team is the best in the business.
If you love the service industry and are geared to helping people in their time of need, plan on attending the local job fair as our team would be happy to meet you and discuss any opportunities available.
Continuing Education Facilitator Certification
Justin at your local SERVPRO is one of the first to complete the Facilitator Training Program for Continuing Education Course Instructors!
This year SERVPRO Industries began offering a Facilitator Training Program for Continuing Education Instructors.
Justin at your local SERVPRO office is one of the first in the country to complete this certification.
The certification process included several steps, including a full day Presentation Skills Workshop that Justin attended at our Corporate Offices in Gallatin, Tennessee.
Completion of the certification also includes verification that the facilitator meets all state requirements and is a qualified subject matter expert in Water Damage Restoration, Fire & Smoke Cleanup, and Mold Remediation.
"I have been teaching CE Courses for our local Agents and Adjusters since 2011, but I really feel that this program has equipped me to take our classes up a notch. Our team is excited to start scheduling classes in 2018! Our intent is to offer not just credits for license renewals, but also an interactive learning experience that focuses on the major concerns of our local professionals. They have to invest their time to get the credit anyway, but we can offer them practical and useful information from a local service provider... and it is much more fun than sitting in another webinar!"
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Northeast Georgia Home
We are an IICRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO of Tri-County 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 Tri-County
SERVPRO of Tri-County 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.