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National Insurance Awareness Day - Have You Reviewed Your Coverage Recently?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

stop sign, text National Insurance Awareness Day June 28th and Are you covered? SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties is a preferred provider for many insurance companies.

On June 28th each year, National Insurance Awareness Day encourages us to review our insurance policies.

In our line of business, insurance is very important to our customers. All too often we have customers that do not have appropriate insurance coverage for their loss.

Whereas insurance does not cover everything, it does help in the event of a disaster. 

What can you do? Take this day to check your current policy. Talk to your agent. Evaluate your current possessions. Has your family situation changed? Do you need flood insurance?

Homeowners, renters, property, auto, umbrella, flood, life - there are so many different types of insurance out there and you need to evaluate which one is right for you and in what amount.  Don't forget about your annual health insurance enrollment as well. 

Take this time to review your coverage - you don't want to be under or over-insured. Talk to your agent. Maybe there is a better bundle to keep costs lower but provide the coverage you need. Don't get caught without appropriate coverage. Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best. Hopefully you will never need to use that insurance coverage, but in the event of a disaster, you don't want to take the chance with sub-par coverage. 

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties is a preferred provider for many insurance companies. They trust us with specific policies and protocols for mitigation and restoration. They value our restore versus replace mindset. No matter who your insurance company recommends, you can choose any company you wish for your fire, water, mold, storm damage needs. Call us for more information - (219) 779-7577

SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties Supports National Month of Hope

4/4/2020 (Permalink)

Image shows the palm of hands holding a piece of paper with the word HOPE SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties provides hope by helping others through tough situations - "Like it never even happened."

April is National Month of Hope

Seems fitting, doesn't it? With everything going on right now, we need to have a month dedicated to hope - great timing.

During April, buds come into full bloom brightening our days, and National Month of Hope also lends a hand in lifting our spirits.

Bringing hope to someone can take many forms. How can you provide hope to someone, even yourself, during these uncertain times?

We are each able to bring a ray of hope in our own ways by contributing wisdom, time, kindness, and when possible, donating to charities or local small businesses. Be a role model. Spread joy.

What are some ways we can observe National Month of Hope? SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties provides hope by helping others through tough situations and making it - "Like it never even happened." 

Share your stories, ideas, and pictures with. Share this blog post and encourage others to observe and hold out hope for better times.

  • Spread a little sunshine into someone's life.
  • Volunteer to pick up supplies for a neighbor at risk.
  • Experience meaningful and healthy communication with friends and loved ones - use available technology to stay in touch while social distancing.
  • Write letters, create a journal to remember this experience and share with future generations.
  • Post words of hope on social media - share them with us!
  • Share your story of overcoming obstacles and uncertainty with those going through a hard time - how are you coping?
  • Lend a helping hand.

Watch: 5 Holiday Cleaning Hacks

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

Easy Tricks to Clean Up Holiday Party Messes

Clean up holiday parties in a flash with these clever tricks from HGTV! Click on the link below to roll the clip!

Ultrasonic Cleaning 101: Tips and Tricks

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

Ultrasonic Cleaning 101

Restoration and Remediation Magazine has a great article we came across in the Contents Corner of the issue: Ultrasonic Cleaning 101.  

"Ultrasonic cleaning is a very important part of contents restoration. Not only will ultrasonic cleaning increase your productivity as well as your profitability, it will greatly increase the items you will be able to restore and return to their pre-loss condition.

Without ultrasonic cleaning, there are simply items that would be virtually impossible from which to remove soot and odor.

That being said, there are dangers to using this type of cleaning method as you can damage or break items in the cleaning process. You need to make sure anyone using an ultrasonic machine in your company has been properly trained so they understand the cleaning process and how to operate the equipment.

The basic things that can go wrong will usually involve warping, breakage, cracking, delamination and color loss or bleeding. You can avoid these most of the time by following these simple steps.

It goes without saying any items you plan to use this cleaning method on should be tolerant of water submersion.

Here are some other tips."  Read more