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New Equipment for SERVPRO Blackwood
SERVPRO knows that staying on the cutting edge of technology in our industry will help our customers the most. That's why we add new equipment to our inventory on a regular basis. We are proud to be able to offer the best to our customers.
SERVPRO spends a tremendous amount of money on drying equipment for a very good reason. They dry quickly, effectively, and safely. The importance of having industrial equipment to keep your home safe and dry. All of the equipment works together to both dry the structural materials (blowers), remove the moisture from the air as the wet materials dry and the water from them turns to vapor (dehumidifiers), and clean the air to prevent allergens that permeate through the air during drying (air scrubbers).
Many homeowners feel that if the water is removed, the work of water damage cleanup is done. This is because it is difficult to see or feel the extent of the saturation of water in building materials without moisture detection equipment used at SERVPRO. While water removal is an important part in the water damage, the drying part is what makes your home safe from long term mold or building material damage. There is no time to waste when it comes to drying a water damaged home. Mold begins to start growing within 24 hours and continues “growing like a weed” damaging building materials as it spreads. SERVPRO professionals are trained and certified in the water removal and drying process and will make it ”Like it never even happened.”
If you experience water damage or suspect mold in your home or business call SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township 856-227-7800. We are here to help.
Continuing Education with SERVPRO
Together with our community.
A few times throughout the year, SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township, offers continuing education classes to the Insurance, Real Estate and Property Management industries. These classes allow the attendees to earn credits for their respective fields, or to just be better informed of industry standards and best practices. We offer classes in Property Fire Damage Restoration, Restorative Drying for Loss Control,Understanding Mold in Restoration, Water Damage Restoration, Bio Hazard Clean Up and Ethics. Each Continuing Education class is approved in the state of New Jersey and credit hours are applied. One of our more recent and popular classes is centered on Water Damage Restoration. This has proved to be a very informative class for all that attend. If you would like to learn more about our Continuing Education schedule, please call the office at 856-227-2800.
SERVPRO of Blackwood / Gloucester Twp. is Hiring.
• Manage and complete jobs according to SERVPRO processes per work order.
• Respond to service calls when needed.
• Set up and establish efficient job flow, coordinate requirements for the job, complete job documentation, perform and supervise production work, and monitor assigned jobs from start to finish.
• Follow and enforce all safety procedures on the job site.
• Resolve problems quickly as they arise.
• Monitor all assigned jobs to ensure customer needs are met.
• Respond to service calls as needed.
• Perform services as assigned, following SERVPRO production guidelines.
• Communicate with crew chief to make sure all customer needs are met.
• Support crew chief and other production personnel, as needed.
• Clean and maintain vehicles, equipment, warehouse, and office areas, as needed.
If you would like to be part of our team, email your resume to: office@SERVPROblackwood.com
SERVPRO Blackwood/Gloucester Twp. 856-227-7800
Meet Wayne, Our Production Manager. Wayne has been with SERVPRO for over 7 years, and holds I.I.C.R.C. Certifications in Water Damage Restoration, Fire & Smoke Restoration, Applied Microbial Remediation, Applied Structural Drying, Carpet Cleaning, and Carpet Spotting. Wayne is also certified in Trauma Scene and Biohazard Cleanup. Throughout his years of experience, Wayne has done jobs as small as a water cooler cleanup, to acting as the project manager at a High School here in Camden County after the school sustained heavy water and smoke damage due to a fire. This large commercial project took Wayne and 20 crew members over 4 months to complete, from extracting water, to cleaning every classroom in the three story structure. Every SERVPRO crew member has at least one area where they shine and Wayne’s happens to be in Mold Remediation. Wayne prides himself on making sure his jobs are done right the first time, and throughout his career, he has never failed a post testing performed by a third party air quality testing company. Wayne is a Camden County native and in his free time enjoys camping, kayaking and snow skiing.
5 Things NOT to store in your garage
Take back your garage
With the onset of Spring in the Delaware Valley, most of us try to accomplish new goals, get a new fresh start. Getting healthy, organizing our homes, bettering our lives' always seem to be at the top of the list. One space to start cleaning and organizing is the garage! That extra storage area that easily becomes a catchall for excess items. We have compiled a list of items that should not be stored in your garage. Get them out and reclaim your space.
- Paint- Because the garage is prone to extreme temperature changes, paint should not be stored in the garage. Recycle paint according to your county guidelines or donate it.
- Electronics- If you are putting electronics out in the garage, you must not be using them. Donate these items because they can’t withstand the temperature fluctuations and will easily break.
- Propane and Hazardous Chemicals- Proper ventilation is key for storage of propane and hazardous chemicals. For safety reasons, these items need to be stored outside.
- Food- Keeping food in the garage is an open invitation to rodents and insects. Although shopping in bulk can save money, storing extra food in the garage will cause problems. The moisture and humidity will spoil the food. Find room in the house for food storage.
- Cardboard boxes- Insects, mice and other rodents love cardboard. Invest in waterproof plastic bins to store your items.
Hope these tips help you gain back your garage. Happy Cleaning from SERVPRO of Blackwood / Gloucester Township!
Fred Marinelli is the other co-owner of our franchise and has a vast experience of hands-on work in the construction industry and holds the following certificate from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Water Removal Technician (WRT). Fred is also a Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA).
Before opening our franchise, Fred worked as an engineer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, a division of the US Navy. In his over 30 year career with the Navy, Fred helped design and implement a more efficient maintenance schedule for the fleet of ships and submarines as well as managing and training employees. Before working for the Navy, Fred was enlisted in the Navy and was stationed on a Gun Boat and served during the Vietnam War. Before his Navy years, he attended Western New England College and graduated with a degree in Engineering.
Fred is a Philadelphia Native, but grew-up in Collingswood NJ. When he is not at work, Fred enjoys volunteering at the Collingswood American Legion Hall, working on cars, skiing and spending time with his granddaughter Gabriella.
Meet Shannon, our Office Manager at SERVPRO of Blackwood / Gloucester Township. She has been in the restoration industry at SERVPRO for over three years. Shannon is I.I.C.R.C. certified in Fire and Smoke Remediation (FST), Water Damage Restoration (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT). Her biggest accomplishment at SERVPRO has been as SERVPRO Strom Team Member, aiding victims on the national level after catastrophic storms hit areas in Detroit MI, and Tioga PA. Fire damages are always unexpected and are overwhelming for both business and homeowners. One important task of the office manager is to handle calls from homeowners and business owners after their building has suffered damage. Shannon’s extensive field experience has given her real life experiences and can help sympathizes with a caller over the phone and help calm assure them that our team has the knowledge and training to quickly handle all of their needs. Shannon enjoys spending quality time with her children and fishing when not at work.
Meet our Marketing Manager
Meet Lynne, our Marketing Manager. Lynne is a long-time Gloucester Township resident, graduating from Highland High School and calling Blackwood her home along with her husband and three children. Lynne enjoys her position marketing, as it gives her an excellent opportunity to meet residents and business owners in her hometown. The best thing about working for SERVPRO is being able to have the chance to assist fellow Gloucester Township community members at a most needed time. Lynne's personal work goal is to educate people about our various services and to create happy customers. Lynne's best advice is to be prepared for an emergency and to have an ERP (Emergency Response Plan.) This is a digital and/or paper document that is important for building owners to have. It is a way to keep track of who the key decision makers are, a listing of all utility shutoff locations and an overview of the buildings use, size, content and floor finishing's. These plans can help minimize the damage after an emergency and help get the building back to "Like it never even happened." Call Lynne today at 856-227-7800 and she can help develop a no cost plan for your building today.
Over the next few weeks we are going to do a spotlight on each of the employees here at SERVPRO of Blackwood / Gloucester Township. Our franchise is under new ownership with new staff to better sevice Gloucester Township and the surrounding communities.
Our first spotlight will feature one of our owners - Dave Marinelli. Dave has over 3 years of experience working at a neighboring SERVPRO franchise starting with working in production to marketing and managing the marketing department. During his tenure, he experienced all types of situations and helped create happy customers. Before SERVPRO, Dave worked at a local CPA firm as a tax and audit accountant. Dave has a Bachlors of Science in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary's College and an MBA with an accounting concentration from Keller Graduate School.
Dave is a lifetime resident of Camden County, where he currently resides with his wife Kristen and their one year old daughter Gabriella. Dave is excited to promote our franchise in Gloucester Township and meet many of the residents and business owners.
In his free time, Dave enjoys swimming, bicycling, snow skiing, traveling and going to Phillies Games.
Happy Earth Day!
We deal with a lot of negative impacts of fire and water, but today, we celebrate all aspects of nature #EarthDay
It is a cloudy, but wonderful day to celebrate our planet! Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22, which is also the Vernal Equinox. This is a day with various events worldwide to help promote the importance of environmental protection. At SERVPRO we have an enviornmentally friendly green line of chemicals that can be used at your request. Other ways we try to help the Earth is by recycling, avoiding bottled drinks, and reducing water and energy consumption at our warehouse and in our homes. In our business we are putting the emphasis on using washable towels rather than one time use paper towels when we clean. This holiday is wonderful for raising awareness and reminding everyone that even the little steps will help our future generations! #EARTHDAY