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Job Opening- Production Crew Lead

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Production Crew Lead

SERVPRO® of Matteson-Homewood/ SERVPRO® of Calumet City-Lansing is hiring a Production Crew Chief

Do you love helping people through difficult situations?

Then, don’t miss your chance to join our Franchise as a new Production Crew Chief. In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day. We have a sincere drive toward the goal of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Our Franchise is seeking someone who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations, enjoys meeting new people, has excellent communication skills, enjoys supervising others, and is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self-motivated and have superb interpersonal skills, then you’ll thrive in this work environment. Are you highly dependable and super-excited about routinely exceeding expectations? Then you may be our perfect hero!

As a valued SERVPRO® Franchise employee, you will receive a competitive pay rate, with opportunity to learn and grow.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Explain process and answer customer questions, as needed.

  • Monitor, communicate, and respond to customer needs/concerns.

  • Communicate clear expectations to Production Technicians and supervise their activities.

  • Perform production processes as scheduled and ensure quality control.

  • Identify safety hazards, communicate, and establish control measures to ensure the safety of occupants and workers.

  • Manage job file documentation to ensure complete and accurate project details.

  • Manage and control costs of production projects.

  • Manage assets by protecting and using equipment and materials properly.

Position Requirements

  • Effective written and oral communication

  • Basic math skills

  • Experience in cleaning/restoration preferred

  • High school diploma/GED

  • IICRC certifications preferred but

  • Minimum of 2 years mitigation experience

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds regularly, occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance

  • Ability to climb ladders, work at ceiling heights, work in tight spaces (e.g., crawls spaces, attics)

  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to repetitively push/pull/lift/carry objects

  • Ability to work with/around cleaning products/chemicals

  • Ability to travel locally and out of state when necessary

  • Ability to successfully complete a background check subject to applicable law

  • Ability to work on call/ nights/ and weekends

  • Preferred to live within service area

Job Opening- Production Technician

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

"Now hiring production technicians" Become a HERO with our team today!

Production Technician 

SERVPRO® of Matteson-Homewood / SERVPRO® of Calumet City- Lansing is hiring a Production Technician

Do you love helping people through difficult situations?

Then, don’t miss your chance to join our Franchise as a new Production Technician. In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day. We have a sincere drive toward the goal of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Our Franchise is seeking someone who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations, enjoys meeting new people, has excellent communication skills, and is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self-motivated and have superb interpersonal skills, then you’ll thrive in this work environment. Are you highly dependable and super-excited about routinely exceeding expectations? Then you may be our perfect hero!

As a valued SERVPRO® Franchise employee, you will receive a competitive pay rate, with the opportunity to learn and grow.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Inventory and load the work vehicle with equipment, products, and supplies needed for each project.

  • Maintain a clean and organized vehicle and clean equipment appearance.

  • Prepare rooms/areas for work activities. Set up staging area and equipment for each project.

  • Leave jobsite with a clean and orderly appearance.

  • Perform production processes following SERVPRO® production guidelines per work order per crew chief directions.

  • Ensure clear two-way communication with crew chief and other technicians (especially regarding customer needs and concerns).

  • Perform end-of-day/end-of-job cleanup and breakdown. Leave jobsite with a clean and orderly appearance.

Position Requirements

  • Effective oral communication

  • Basic math skills

  • Experience in cleaning/restoration preferred

  • High school diploma/GED

  • IICRC certifications preferred

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds regularly, occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance

  • Ability to climb ladders, work at ceiling heights, work in tight spaces (e.g., crawls spaces, attics)

  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to repetitively push/pull/lift/carry objects

  • Ability to work with/around cleaning products/chemicals

  • Ability to travel locally and out of state when necessary

  • Ability to successfully complete a background check subject to applicable law

  • Ability to work on call/nights/and weekends

  • Preferred to live within service area

When Wild Fires Strike We Strike Back

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Crate full of air scrubbers Air scrubbers are made to remove the pollution from the air and are a very important asset when dealing with smoke damage.

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is part of SERVPRO Team Nichols Disaster Team.  As a Disaster team we not only handle disasters in our local community, but we also travel to where we are needed the most throughout the country. 

In late August of 2020, Hurricanes threatened the cost of Texas and Louisiana and our team was there to lend a hand.  In mid September 2020, our team loaded up a trailer full of equipment to head to Portland, Oregon to help with the restoration efforts while wild fires threaten to destroy communities. 

Our specially trained technicians enjoy having the unique opportunity to travel to help those living near the fires.  Having years of knowledge and specialty equipment to do the job right is what makes SERVPRO stand out from the rest. 

With air quality one of the biggest concerns for those outside of the fire zone, our team loaded up air scrubbers which will filter and remove pollution from the air in homes and businesses.

For more information on SERVPRO Disaster Team Nichols please give us a call at 708-747-9925.  

Restoring Homes After Fires is What We Do

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Home on Fire with flames coming out of roof SERVPRO of Matteson- Homewood is trained to restore your home after a fire.

Restoring a fire damaged Bradley home to its original condition takes a professional service, trained to handle physical damage, smoke residues, and odors. Most house fires are relatively small and extinguished quickly. For SERVPRO restoration teams, that means they deal primarily with cleaning and removing smoke residues, and eliminating the odors they generate.

As an example of what specialists clean and deodorize are the cabinets in a kitchen fire. Since these wood or composite surfaces are smooth, team members can usually wipe off the residues with a dry sponge. For thicker, or stickier residues left behind, they break them up with a minimal amount of water or cleaning agent for easier wiping and removal. In some homes, it might be necessary to remove the handles and hinges and clean them separately.  

The problem here for SERVPRO specialists are the odors the wood or composite absorbs before they can remove the residues. If the residues are dry and powdery and removed quickly after extinguishing the fire, then very little odor transfers to the cabinets. Stickier residues take longer to remove, so the cabinets absorb more odor particles.

With either type of residue, if odors linger after removal, team members start with a deodorizing spray. They apply it to the surface, allow it to dry, and repeat as needed. If odors remain after several applications, they can use a stronger deodorizing agent, switch to another method, or dispose of it.

To remove the deeper odors from the cabinets, specialists use a fogger to create a cloud of deodorizing particles. This cloud can penetrate as deeply as the smoke from the fire to neutralize the odor and eliminate it.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is to return every residence to a clean, safe, and odor-free condition it enjoyed before the fire. If your home has had a fire of any size, call our office 24/7 at 708-747-9925 to schedule a service call. We are Here to Help you restore everything to normal.

Be Safe When Enjoying Fall Events

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Side of home on fire This is how quickly a small fire in a fire pit can turn into a disaster.

Fall in the Midwest usually brings a lot of hay rides and sipping cider by a fire with friends and family.  It is very important to remember safety when having a fire outdoors and near your home.  On a windy day, even a small fire can turn into a huge disaster.

Homeowners rarely think that a small fire will get out of control, but one large gust of wind can take ambers flying in the air and should they hit the right spot, you can experience large amounts of damage.  Siding is typically one of the first things that will burn and melt.  Oftentimes glass near the area will brake as well.  It is important to have an experienced team to help you clean up and repair the damage.

At SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood we are trained to board up windows, clean up glass, remove odors, and repair you home both inside and out.  

For more information please call our office today at 709-747-9925.

Back to School~Safe occupancy of Educational Facilities

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

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School is back in session for most areas of the state of Illinois in one form or another.

Check out our latest blog to explore ways to evaluate and optimize school cleaning and disinfecting protocols in response to the continued spread of #Covid19.

For those who chose to physically occupy classrooms, they also include new rules around social distancing, rotating days of in-person classes, and routine disinfection for safe occupancy are a few examples.

To prevent a steady increase of cases, both on college campuses and in K-12 academic institutions, educational facilities must not only uphold these strict new standards, but also quickly identify and isolate ill students and faculty from the rest of the school if cases break out.

As a result, it is critical that re-occupancy schools consider evaluating and updating their cleaning and disinfection practices in line with the latest guidelines by the CDC.

Understand Where and When to Disinfect

When considering a disinfection strategy, high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces must be priority zones for whole room disinfection.

In schools, these can include classrooms, cafeterias, locker rooms, and gymnasiums.

#Colleges and #universities introduce additional challenges and spaces that must be disinfected, such as dorm common spaces, various team locker-rooms, dining halls, fitness, #healthcare, athletics, stadiums, arenas and libraries.

In particular, facilities like nurses’ offices and student health centers where potentially COVID-19 positive individuals may go when they notice symptoms must be routinely disinfected.

A few tips to follow from the professionals at SERVPRO

When evaluating surfaces to disinfect, consider the following guidelines:

•  Routinely disinfect high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, computer mice, and shared desk spaces.
•  Clean, but don’t disinfect, general outdoor areas such as benches.
•  Consider removing communal items where possible, such as shared tablets and art supplies.

Check back weekly for more tips on safely occupying campuses, schools, facilities, businesses and public spaces.

If you're open to learning more please don't hesitate to contact for more information.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals

  • Provide 24/7 Full Service Property Restoration Provider
  • Highly Trained Insured Workforce
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Industry with more than 1,700 Franchises
  • Preferred Vendor for Many National and Local Insurance Companies

Have Questions? We’re Here to Help® 1.833.915.0905

 

Fire Services that are offered to homeowners

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

Two technicians cleaning a cabinet after a fire Technicians are highly trained to restore you personal property after a fire.

In addition to our fire damage repair and restoration services, SERVPRO also offers a number of accompanying services to help get your home, belongings, and family in order as soon as possible following a fire. Our technicians are trained not only to repair your home, but also to help and work with you, and as such, they can directly take on a number of services or negotiate with licensed contractors for further help.

Inventory Management
With advanced software and tracking technology, our professionals can help to take inventory of everything in your home following fire damage in Homewood, room-by-room and with your guidance. Not only does this help you to better understand what was and was not lost in the fire, but it also helps when negotiating with insurance providers, so that they can compare inventories and know what was lost in the fire.

Moving Services
Our technicians will help to move out furniture, equipment, and anything you may need if you need to leave the home while it is being restored. This goes hand-in-hand with our inventory services, and one will typically accompany the other. As always, we do everything under your watch and guidance, so that there are no misunderstandings or issues that arise.

Electronics and Artwork Cleaning
Electronics and artwork, if not initially destroyed in the fire, can still take on severe damage even after the dust has settled through staining and corrosion. Depending on the damage, a SERVPRO professional may be able to restore it manually, or we can employ a licensed and trained contractor or specialist to handle the items. These professionals understand the delicate tasks associated with the repair of these items and are the best individuals available to handle these restorations.
 
At SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood, we train each and every one of our technicians to always work closely with the homeowner and to provide services to help you to get through your crisis. If you require our cleanup and restoration services, just give us a call 24/7 at (708) 747-9925.

Air Quality

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

833.915.0905 #AirQuality #occupancyspecialist

Providing disinfecting cleaning services and utilizing ozone machines for #odor control. You can utilize an ozone generator in the office, home, gym, in the car, or even in the basement, it will help.  Most people use ozone generators to remove odors, but they can also be used to kill #mold, remove #smoke and cigarette smells, and even #bacteria and #viruses. For more information or a demonstration, please contact SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood at your earliest convenience. We are available 24/7/365 to respond to all your property cleanup & restoration emergencies. 

FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE in HOMEWOOD, ILLINOIS

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood cleanup and restoration services work tirelessly to reduce the costs of a fire damage claim. When restoring smoke-damaged materials, the goal is to restore materials to preloss condition.  Restoration experts follow the following basic principles of cleaning to accomplish this task. Locate smoke residues by carefully inspecting the damaged area. The inspection will start near the source of the fire and trace how far smoke moved through the structure. Identify the type of residues. Different types of smoke residues can exist in the same loss environment. The restoration team will select a cleaning method that will effectively remove the type of smoke residues present. Identify the type of surface. The type of surface determines which cleaning methods and products are safe to use on that surface. Restorers must be careful to preserve the material or surface being cleaned, and some materials may be not savable because they cannot withstand the cleaning process. Capture and remove residues. Smoke residues bond with surfaces they contact. The restorer uses dry and wet cleaning processes to release and carry the carcinogen/smoke particles away from the affected surface. Dispose of residues. The restorer properly disposes of debris and cleaning waste for a safe, and healthy, living or working environment.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

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EMERGENCY READY PROFILE or ERP as we like to call them at SERVPRO is a NO-COST must have resource for your organization in 2020! Reduce the risk of business interruption and loss of revenue with this preloss mitigation tool offered at no costs to your organization.  What if you were not able to be reached, what if your 2nd was not able to be reached? This all because you didn’t want to receive a NO-COST ERP or start a relationship. Would you like to educate yourself on your most expensive and largest investment of your life? Would you want to know the shut-off locations in your home or business? Would you find value and want to pass this on to your clients? This is why you need an ERP! NO-COST to you! Secure cloud storage of information! Access from anywhere in the world!•One touch emergency dialing!•Maintenance log!•Multiple property storage!•All records in one place!•Insurance documents!•Critical Evacuation plans!•SDS listing!•Blueprints!•Informative Photos!•Complete Tornado plan!•List of authorized employees!•Essential Vendor list & numbers!•Directions to all main shut-offs!•Photos of all main shut-off tags! THE #1 CLEANUP & RESTORATION COMPANY IN YOUR TOOL BELT!