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September is National Preparedness Month

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Community September is National Preparedness Month Water damage and fire damage preparation

?Disasters happen, prepare now, learn how?
Local SERVPRO disaster recovery specialist offers San Luis Obispo property owners tips for preparing for, surviving, and recovering from the unexpected

San Luis Obispo, CA (Grassroots Newswire) August 28, 2018 - Local disaster restoration specialist Joseph Powers, owner of SERVPRO® of San Luis Obispo, reminds San Luis Obispo property owners that September is National Preparedness Month. This annual event, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides families and businesses with the information and resources they need to plan for, react to, survive, and recover from an emergency, before the emergency happens. (https://www.ready.gov/september)

For National Preparedness Month 2018, themed ?Disasters happen, prepare now, learn how,? FEMA has prepared a week-by-week calendar of recommended actions property owners can take to be ready if disaster does strike:

Week 1. Create an emergency plan that includes signing up for emergency alerts and making contingency plans for shelter, evacuation, and family communication.

Week 2. Learn life-saving skills. CPR is a good place to start, but also be certain you know how to turn off the utilities in your home and ensure your smoke and CO detectors are properly installed and working.

Week 3. Check your insurance coverage. Once the emergency is over, appropriate and sufficient insurance will be key to getting your life back to normal, or at least on track.

Week 4. Plan financially for the possibility of a disaster. This goes beyond having a ?rainy day fund? for immediate needs. Gather and organize important home, business, insurance, financial, and personal documents and keep them up-to-date and stored in a secure, water-and-fire proof location.

?There?s a difference between surviving a disaster and recovering from a disaster,? says Powers. ?Families and businesses who take the time to create both a short- and long-term plan to deal with the unexpected are better able to respond quickly if the unexpected happens, which can improve their chances of survival. Having key information at their fingertips in the aftermath of the emergency can set them on the path to recovery more quickly and with less stress.?

Because SERVPRO recognizes a fast response is critical in any emergency, Powers reminds San Luis Obispo-area commercial and residential property owners they can download the SERVPRO READY app for free at https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp. The app allows users to store essential contact and property information electronically, where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds, right from the scene, if disaster strikes. For local business owners who designate SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider, SERVPRO professionals will conduct a no-cost assessment of their facility, help the owner complete a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP), and store that profile in the READY app.

?SERVPRO disaster cleanup and restoration specialists are ready to respond to emergencies big and small,? said Powers. ?From SERVPRO?s Disaster Recovery Team, a group of elite large-loss specialists, prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster, to local SERVPRO professionals like SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo, we specialize in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping make it ?Like it never even happened? for both commercial and residential customers.?

For more information on SERVPRO® of San Luis Obispo, please contact Joseph Powers at (805) 541-1271 or office@SERVPROsanluisobispo.com. For more information on SERVPRO® and the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Program, please visit www.ready.SERVPRO.com.


About SERVPRO®
Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO?s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

SERVPRO?s Disaster Recovery Team mobilizes from across the country, as needed, to support large storm events. SERVPRO?s Disaster Recovery Team has responded to large loss and storm events across the country, including: 2018 California Wildfires, 2017 Hurricane Harvey, 2017 Hurricane Irma, 2016 Hurricane Matthew, 2016 Louisiana Flooding, 2016 Houston Flooding, 2015 Siberian Express, 2014 Mid-Atlantic Flooding, 2014 Polar Vortex, 2013 Colorado Floods, 2013 Alberta, Canada Floods, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2012 Hurricane Isaac, 2011 Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, 2011 North Dakota Floods, 2010 Tennessee Floods, 2010 New England Floods, 2009 California Wildfires and 2008 Hurricane Ike.

SERVPRO® Named Top Franchise Opportunity in Restoration Services Category for the 15th Consecutive Year

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO® Named Top Franchise Opportunity in Restoration Services Category for the 15th Consecutive Year water damage restoration

Cleanup and restoration franchisor attains #12 ranking overall in Entrepreneur magazine's 2018 Franchise 500 rankings

San Luis Obispo, CA (Grassroots Newswire) February 6, 2018 - SERVPRO®, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, continues to dominate its segment of Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list, receiving top ranking in the Restoration Services industry for the 15th consecutive year*.

Local entrepreneur Joseph Powers, owner of SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo, said the company also achieved the number 12 spot overall** in the prestigious rankings, standing out in a record-breaking group of more than 1,020 franchises qualified for the 2018 list. The purpose of the Franchise 500 list is to use objective and quantifiable measures of a franchise operation to help would-be entrepreneurs identify franchise investment opportunities. The evaluation process is based on what the magazine calls 'The Five Pillars of the Franchise 500©': Costs and Fees, Size and Growth, Support, Brand Strength, and Financial Strength and Stability.

"We are proud to be a part of this 'Best in Category' organization," said Powers. "SERVPRO's financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size all contribute to the company's success, and by extension to the success of its franchisees. The commitment to excellence starts at the top and carries through to the service each franchisee provides to each and every customer." Sue Steen, SERVPRO Industries, Inc., chief executive officer, says key differentiators set SERVPRO apart from the competition, making it a strong business opportunity for both existing franchisees and would-be entrepreneurs. Those differentiators are:

* SERVPRO's strength as a brand, enabling the company to form national partnerships with organizations like the PGA TOUR®.

* SERVPRO's commitment to being a learning organization, helping franchisees plan, track, and deliver best-in-class services to consumers.

* SERVPRO's focus on continued technological development and support, resulting in industry-leading proprietary software and systems.

"SERVPRO was founded in 1967 as a painting company. Today, we are a mature restoration services organization with more than 1,700 individually owned and operated locations under a single brand," said Steen. "Our franchisees respond to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Maintaining our position for 15 consecutive years as the best franchise opportunity in our category on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list validates our long-standing strategy for growing our brand: invest in franchisee training and support, and commit resources to continually improving our infrastructure."

SERVPRO® specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, helping both commercial and residential customers recover from property damage emergencies "Like it never even happened." For more information about SERVPRO® of San Luis Obispo, contact Joseph Powers at (805) 541-1271 or office@SERVPROsanluisobispo.com. For more information about SERVPRO®, please visit www.SERVPRO.com.

http://bit.ly/2mIH4aD

https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO?s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

SERVPRO® Named Top Franchise Opportunity in Restoration Services Category for the 15th Consecutive Year

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO® Named Top Franchise Opportunity in Restoration Services Category for the 15th Consecutive Year water damage restoration

Cleanup and restoration franchisor attains #12 ranking overall in Entrepreneur magazine's 2018 Franchise 500 rankings

San Luis Obispo, CA (Grassroots Newswire) February 6, 2018 - SERVPRO®, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, continues to dominate its segment of Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list, receiving top ranking in the Restoration Services industry for the 15th consecutive year*.

Local entrepreneur Joseph Powers, owner of SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo, said the company also achieved the number 12 spot overall** in the prestigious rankings, standing out in a record-breaking group of more than 1,020 franchises qualified for the 2018 list. The purpose of the Franchise 500 list is to use objective and quantifiable measures of a franchise operation to help would-be entrepreneurs identify franchise investment opportunities. The evaluation process is based on what the magazine calls ?The Five Pillars of the Franchise 500©: Costs and Fees, Size and Growth, Support, Brand Strength, and Financial Strength and Stability.

We are proud to be a part of this "Best in Category"organization, said Powers. "SERVPRO's financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size all contribute to the company's success, and by extension to the success of its franchisees. The commitment to excellence starts at the top and carries through to the service each franchisee provides to each and every customer." Sue Steen, SERVPRO Industries, Inc., chief executive officer, says key differentiators set SERVPRO apart from the competition, making it a strong business opportunity for both existing franchisees and would-be entrepreneurs. Those differentiators are:

* SERVPRO's strength as a brand, enabling the company to form national partnerships with organizations like the PGA TOUR®.

* SERVPRO's commitment to being a learning organization, helping franchisees plan, track, and deliver best-in-class services to consumers.

* SERVPRO's focus on continued technological development and support, resulting in industry-leading proprietary software and systems.

SERVPRO was founded in 1967 as a painting company. Today, we are a mature restoration services organization with more than 1,700 individually owned and operated locations under a single brand,? said Steen. "Our franchisees respond to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Maintaining our position for 15 consecutive years as the best franchise opportunity in our category on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list validates our long-standing strategy for growing our brand: invest in franchisee training and support, and commit resources to continually improving our infrastructure."

SERVPRO® specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, helping both commercial and residential customers recover from property damage emergencies "Like it never even happened." For more information about SERVPRO® of San Luis Obispo, contact Joseph Powers at (805) 541-1271 or office@SERVPROsanluisobispo.com. For more information about SERVPRO®, please visit www.SERVPRO.com.

http://bit.ly/2mIH4aD

https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

SERVPRO® Pledges Ongoing Support to the American Red Cross Disaster

9/23/2016 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO® Pledges Ongoing Support to the American Red Cross Disaster American Red Cross

Responder Program

Red Cross recognizes SERVPRO for their contribution to disaster 

preparedness and recovery efforts.

San Luis Obispo, CA (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 Joseph Powers, owner of SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo. 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 Powers. 

Once the immediate emergency is under control, homeowners can count on the expertise of restoration specialists at SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo, please contact Joseph Powers at (805) 541-1271 or office@SERVPROsanluisobispo.com.

http://www.redcross.org/news/article/local/tennessee/SERVPRO-Recognized-for-Contribution-to-the-American-Red-Cross

http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fires-by-property-type/residential/home-structure-fires

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services, and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and 

Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.