49th Annual SERVPRO Convention!
Here is a photo of Wendy Delfino, one of our owners, with some other SERVPRO owners!
In 2018, SERVPRO of Fort Lee attended the annual SERVPRO Convention in Orlando, Florida! At this convention, we were able to meet with other franchisees as well as further our understanding and education of SERVPRO and what it stands for.
We have been attending the annual SERVPRO Conventions since 2010. We feel it is imperative to our success that we are constantly learning and better understanding this company and what we do on a daily basis. Due to our continuing education, we are able to continue our success and take our business to the next level.
Every year we look forward to the annual convention as a time to see friends from all different parts of the country as well as learn more about our business. We can't wait for next year!
We Love Our Community!
SERVPRO of Fort Lee attended the Fort Lee Art and Music Festival hosted by the Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce!
Here at SERVPRO of Fort Lee, we feel it is extremely important to be a part of our local community. Not only have we hosted events such as our Annual Pet Adoption Day or Red Cross Blood Drive, but we have also been a sponsor and participated and many other events as well. For example, we have gone to amazing events such as the Fort Lee 5K Run/Walk and the Fort Lee Art and Music Festival. Not only that, we participate in networking events such as the Multi-Chamber Dinner & Networking Cruise that was hosted by the Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce! By participating in events like these and taking an active role in our community, we feel it not only betters us as a business, but as people as well!
Our SERVPRO Family!
Celebrating the boss's birthday!
Our SERVPRO of Fort Lee family is just as important to us as your family is to you! As a business, we take pride in how we are more than just coworkers to each other. Each and every employee truly cares about one another. Whether it be buying them lunch or lending their tools, they show us how much they care about each other every single day. For example, for our owner and boss's birthday, we surprised him with a party in our warehouse and lunch at a local restaurant! As a business, we feel it is imperative to create a great experience not only for our customers but our employees as well. Without them, we would not be able to make it seem "Like it never even happened!"
Summer Safety Tips!
The summer heat can get pretty intense. If you follow these tips, you will stay cool all summer!
With summer upon us, the heat and its effects can get pretty intense! However, we have a few tips and tricks in order to beat that summer heat and stay safe!
Always cover your windows. Covering windows will reduce the intensity of the heat in your home and will allow your home to stay cooler.
In addition to covering windows, reducing the amount of light will also reduce the amount of heat that is produced. It really does pay off to go green!
Finally, you can apply an ice pack or cold compress to pulse points for a quick cool down! These points include your neck, wrists, ankles, elbows, or even behind your knees!
Try these methods out and see out quick you will feel as cool as a cucumber!
SERVPRO at the Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival!
One of our employees Jelesty representing SERVPRO of Fort Lee at the 2018 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival!
As a local business, we are always looking for opportunities to get involved in our community as well as expand our business. On June 3rd, 2018 SERVPRO of Fort Lee attended the 2018 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival, presented by the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs as well as the Mayor and Council of Fort Lee. When we found out we were able to attend, we were so glad we were given the opportunity and able to involve ourselves within our community. Plus, the event was super fun! There was something for everyone at this event like music, artists, kids rides, a Harley Davidson Bike Show, and other vendors. Every member of our team who attended said they had a blast. We can't wait to see what the next festival has in store!
Annual Pet Adoption Day!
A banner created by one of our employees that welcomed people into the event!
Every year, we work with local animal shelters to try and give back to the community and each year, our success has continued to grow. This year, we had the most shelters and biggest turn out yet! Numerous animals were adopted and each shelter received a sizable donation. We have so many people to thank, like the vendors, shelters, and supporters! We would especially like to thank the American Legion Post No. 221 and all of the SERVPRO family that continued to work hard to help make events like these the huge success that they are! Make sure to keep an eye out next year for our next adoption day. We hope it's an even bigger turn out and that even more animals get adopted!
Preparing for a Hurricane
With hurricane season quickly approaching, the importance of being prepared increases. Follow these guidelines from the CDC to make sure you and your family stay safe in the event of a hurricane.
- Make a plan. It is important that even if there is no immediate risk of a hurricane or storm that your family has a plan in place in the event one occurs.
- Prepare an emergency food supply. The CDC recommends that you have at least a 3-5 day supply of food on hand. They also recommend foods that have a long storage life, require little to no cooking, refrigeration, or water, and that meet the needs of babies and pets.
- Prepare an emergency water supply. During an event like a hurricane, water supplies can become contaminated. Therefore, it is crucial that you have at least 1 gallon of water per day for each person and each pet.
- Get safety products. Things such as first aid kits, fire extinguishers, blankets, and batteries are crucial to have in case the power goes out or a fire occurs.
Although you can never fully prepare for a natural disaster, if you follow these guidelines, you will be as most prepared possible. In the event you do encounter a hurricane or tropical storm, SERVPRO of Fort Lee is here to help. Give us a call at (201) 496-6024.
Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins
Hurricane season is upon us as Tropical Storm Beryl has ravaged Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The heavy rains have left at least 8,000 people displaced and 19 villages without communication, according to the Emergency Operations Center. Thousands are left without drinking water and without electricity.
It is terrifying when events like this occur and we are sure they won't be the last of them this season. Here at SERVPRO of Fort Lee, we are more than capable of handling the aftermath of such situations. When Hurricane Sandy struck our state in 2012, we helped people get back to living their lives as soon as possible!
We know the destruction and effects these storms can have. If you find yourself in that position, give SERVPRO of Fort Lee a call at (201) 496-6024. We're here to help.
When Storms or Floods Hit Bergen County, SERVPRO is Ready!
SERVPRO of Fort Lee specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Bergen County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Space Heater Safety
When the weather begins to cool down, the use of things like space heaters will continue to increase. If used improperly, they can cause some serious damage. Luckily, there are a few ways to try and avoid this!
When using a space heater that burns fuel, like a kerosene heater, always use the manufacturer's specified fuel.
Another important idea to remember is to always turn of portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. If not, an unsupervised space heater can cause an unpleasant surprise.
The last tip to remember is to plug the space heaters directly into outlets, never into an extension cord or power strip.
By following these simple tips, we hope you are able to avoid a visit and call to us here at SERVPRO of Fort Lee!