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Home Escape Plan

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

General Home Escape Plan Make a Plan!

Plan Ahead!

If a fire breaks out in your home you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

SAFETY TIPS

1.  Make a Home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.

2. No at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.

3. Have an outside meeting place like a tree, light pole, or mailbox. Make sure it is a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.

4. Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home at least twice a year.

5. Practice using different ways out.

6. Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

7.  Close doors behind you as you leave. 

IF THE ALARM SOUNDS...

1. If the smoke alarm sounds get out and stay out! Never go back inside for people or pets.

2. If you have to escape through spoke, get low and go under the smoke to your way out.

3. Call the fire department from outside your home.

FACTS

! A closed door may show with the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms inside every sleeping room and outside each sleeps area.  Install alarms on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.

! According to an NFPA survey, Only one of three American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

! While 71% of Americans have an escape plan in case of a fire, only 47% of those have practiced it.

! 1/3 of American households call made an estimate thought they would have at least six minutes before a fire in their own home would become life-threatening. The time available is often less. And only 8% set their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out.

The Continuing Education Classes for Insurance Agents Registration is Now Available

7/20/2016 (Permalink)

General The Continuing Education Classes for Insurance Agents Registration is Now Available The C.E. Classes Open Registration Form from SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood.

SERVPRO Is Once Again Hosting  the C. E. Classes

By offering free continuing education classes (C.E.) to our local insurance agents, we can give back to our communities goodwill and the mutual understanding of helping each other. Because we are a group of three locally owned SERVPRO franchises, we can reach out and assistance a large number of insurance agents with their required on-going Ethics Class. We believe that knowledge is power, and just as we are educated, equipped, and well trained in our field of restoration, we can assist others to maximize their abilities to perform at a high level.

As shown in the photo to the right, these Two Continuing Education Classes will be held on consecutive days towards the end of September 2016. Click this link to download a PDF registration form. Todd Davis, who has traveled to Matteson to offer mold remediation, and other courses, in the past, will once again be the SERVPRO Corporate instructor for these two classes for the Fall session. SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood will be one of the local franchises to provide free breakfast and lunch to all the participants. Like us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? After the Ethics Class, he will instruct a refresher class on "Understand Mold in the Restoration Industry.” Mold remediation can be a complicated topic for homeowners, insurance agents, and our highly trained AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians. Knowing how to grapple with mold infestations can mitigate liabilities and costs while ensuring better protection from any health effects.

Consider SERVPRO as a source for keeping our communities safe following any fire, water, or mold problems. Please call us for registration for the C.E. Classes or help with your home or business. (708) 747-9925

March 2016 CE Classes - Free - Ethics & Homeowner and Auto Policy Exclusions

12/31/2015 (Permalink)

General March 2016 CE Classes - Free - Ethics & Homeowner and Auto Policy Exclusions March 2016 CE Class Schedule

We are offering 2 FREE CE classes this Spring.

March 2nd, at the Holiday Inn Express in Bourbonnais, IL we have our Ethics Class from 9AM-12PM. Followed by our Homeowners & Auto Policy Exclusions Class from 1PM-4PM.

March 3rd, at the Calumet County Club in Homewood, IL we have our Ethics Class from 9AM-12PM. Followed by our Homeowners & Auto Policy Exclusions Class from 1PM-4PM.

Please see the flier for more details.

Earn up to 7 credits in one day for your license renewal.

CCFM Conference for 2015

1/20/2015 (Permalink)

The annual Conference for Catholic Facility Management, CCFM for 2015 will be in Savannah, Georgia.  Meetings will be held May 11, 12, and 13, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency, in Savannah on Bay Street.

SERVPRO is a CCFM Platinum Level Sponsor.

Helping Sell Homes Faster in Olympia Fields, IL

12/8/2014 (Permalink)

General Helping Sell Homes Faster in Olympia Fields, IL SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood providing MOLD remediation in Olympia Fields, IL at a home for sale.

SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood is a proud partner with numerous Realtors in the Olympia Fields IL area to helping get homes off the market. General house cleaning, carpet cleaning, mold remediation and duct cleaning services are just a few services our agent partners have requested. Olympia Fields Illinois is a wonderful area to raise a family and the homes for sale are priced to sell.