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Clean Up Flood Damage: Call a Pro

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

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Professional Flood Water Damage Cleanup

While some water damage events aren’t very predictable, flood damage from storms is comparably easier to forecast. Storm surges, torrential rain, and rising water levels cause massive water damage for those who live along the coast or in low-lying areas. Flood damage is terrible in every instance, but the good news is homeowners and business owners usually have adequate time to prepare their home and/or business for the impending water damage as best they can.

When a storm ends, and it's safe to return to a damaged property, many find the water damage in the home or business worse than they could have imagined. It sometimes seems impossible that water levels can rise so high and cause such devastating damage. In the unfortunate case that this has or will happen to you, follow the following important guidelines for safely handling flood waters and their effects.

Do Not Go Back To the Property Without Permission

Even if your curiosity wants to know how much water is in the property or the kind of water damage; never return to the property without being notified first that it's safe to return by proper authorities. Flood damage and waters can be hazardous, and it's easy to forget that there is so much more than just water on the road or in a home. 

Beware of Bacteria

Before anyone enters a home or office with water damage to begin the water cleanup process, they must know how much danger potentially awaits. The water cleanup process should begin as quickly as possible, but it cannot be done if the area is still unsafe.

  1. Live electricity. Don't assume just because the power is out in the town that there's nothing to worry about. The power could come back on at any moment, which means it could cause serious bodily harm to anyone in contact with the electricity or its conductors. Make sure all electricity is turned off at its source before entering any building with standing water.
  2. Danger in the water. The second danger is what might be waiting for people in the water. There could be animals like snakes or dangerous bacteria found in feces like E. Coli. Always let the local authorities do a neighborhood sweep before taking steps to prepare for the water cleanup and drying process.

Call the Pros

Restoration companies have powerful equipment designed to allow adequate drying in minimal time. Professional mitigation and restoration are imperative because any missed moisture leads to much larger problems like microbial contamination. Restoration is designed to clear out all the water in places others might not realize it is hiding. 


Call for professional restoration and mitigation rather than handling the drying process without a pro's help to remove water in a business or home. Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery County for professional flood water cleanup, professional drying, and content cleaning.

SERVPRO Secures and Restores Tennessee Residents' Contents After a Flooding while Mitigating the Structural Damage

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Packs Out Your Business’s Items After Storm Waters Flood Your Property

The chaos and stress of post-storm flooding at your business’s property is paralyzing. With water, debris, and quite possibly severe damage to your roof, windows, doors, and siding—you need fast, reliable help. Our team of disaster remediation experts has proven strategies to help you and your family through this difficult time. 

What is a Pack-Out?

We often recommend a pack-out after flood damage. A SERVPRO pack-out is when furnishings, household or office goods, documents, and personal possessions are moved to a dry and safe space on your property or transported to our production facility to be restored. Removing the items permits our crews to clean flooded areas in your home, unimpeded; extracting water, doing demolition if and where needed. This helps technicians dry out the structure faster without the need to work around belongings.

SERVPRO uses a detailed and secure Content Claims Inventory System (CCIS) to document and track the items we move out. Lists, digital pictures, and barcoding ensure we have a complete record of the articles. We collaborate with your insurance company to make sure the efforts we make to clean, dry, and restore the pack-out inventory are covered to the extent of your contract. It is typically less expensive to restore items than to discard and replace them. We help you save time, money, and memories.

Innovative Restoration

Our production facility technicians are skilled with innovative techniques such as freeze-drying for document and picture restoration. Floodwaters can be contaminated, so we work to ensure the packed-out items receive effective disinfectant treatment. SERVPRO provides temperature and humidity-controlled smaller chambers to dry out furnishings and electronics. Be advised that modern electronics often need precise cleaning from specialty companies. We have piston-driven Esporta washing equipment to clean soft items and immersion tubs and ultrasonic equipment to loosen flood debris soiling from blinds and intricately detailed decor and other items.

SERVPRO crews secure the exterior damage with boards and tarp, moving on to extracting, containing, and disposing of the floodwaters according to local regulations. We can spray and treat soiled areas with EPA-registered disinfectants before using commercial-quality air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to ready your home for the return of the packed-out items, "Like it never even happened."

Call Us Today

SERVPRO of Montgomery County awaits your call at (931) 645-1285. Contact us to evaluate your flood damage and rapid remediation of your home and a professional pack-out of floodwater-damaged items.

The Importance of Fast Water Cleanup

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

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How Fast Should Water Damage be Cleaned Up?

You depend on your business to keep money flowing in, and you rely on the building where location keeps business going. However, when a pipe or supply line springs a leak, it throws a kink in your week. The time it takes for you to arrange pipe burst cleanup can make the difference between a simple and fast water cleanup or extensive and expensive water damage.

The First Few Minutes

Water damage begins with a variety of events, including:

  • Pipe break
  • Supply line leak
  • Toilet overflow
  • Adverse weather
  • Foundation crack

If all you need is pipe burst cleanup or supply line repair, the first few minutes of water cleanup are crucial. If possible, turn off the source of water as quickly as possible.

The First Few Hours

The longer water sits, the more potential havoc it wreaks. Once exposed to humidity, walls can start to disintegrate, and items made of pressed wood—which often includes cheap flooring—can swell and warp. Water from burst pipes and supply lines can also damage furniture and other supplies in your workplace. 

The First Few Days

Damage that is not mitigated quickly will also become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria growth. Prolonged damage can interrupt your business’s daily operations, possibly harming your bottom line. To limit the extent of water damage to your business, call a professional in the restoration industry like SERVPRO of Montgomery County. SERVPRO’s highly trained professionals are equipped with knowledge, experience and all tools capable to restore your business to its preloss condition. We know the disruption that results from supply line leaks, overflowing toilets, adverse weather, foundation cracks, pipe breaks and other catastrophes. By calling our emergency team, available 24 hours per day, you may be able to turn a potentially massive setback into an easy and fast fix. For additional information regarding commercial restoration, call us at (931) 645-1285.

Does a Remediation Company Need To Be Certified?

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

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Okay, scenario: You have recently experienced a flood or other water damage and now see subsequent microbial growth. You look online for, "best mold remediation company near me," then pick the first result — or the cheapest, right?

A bad situation has been averted? Maybe not. All remediation companies aren't created equal — a costly lesson to learn if your insurance company does not cover uncertified remediation companies. When facing mold damage in your Memphis property, choosing a certified mold remediation company is your best bet. So, what does that look like?

What Is Mold Certification?

While plenty of businesses in this field have the equipment to cleanup mold, not everyone can do it well or safely. This is why the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets standards for mold remediation and certifies specific companies. An IICRC means a business meets standards involving:

  • Ethics
  • Technical knowledge
  • Procedures
  • Accountability

Choosing a certified microbial growth removal company can save you time, money, and frustration in the long run. Need more reasons, we have them!

Why It Matters

Not only are these standards relevant in the legal sphere, but they have practical applications to your property, too. For one, these certifications ensure accountability, as the company is compelled to maintain a standard of quality in order to keep their certification.

Secondly, acquiring the certifications also requires a high amount of knowledge, so choosing a certified company ensures you've chosen one of the best in the field.

Also, many insurance companies hesitate to cover work by an uncertified mold removal company. As an obvious result, choosing a company that your insurance covers lightens the cost load to your pocket because your insurance will likely cover the majority of the cost.

When you're looking for mold remediation, it's not time to cut corners. Look for a certified mold remediation company with the proper IICRC verifications, and you can rest easy the job will be done right the first time.

Yes, Your Open-Concept House Design is More Flammable

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

dryers covered in soot and caution tape, white text box with orange letters "soot fire smoke" SERVPRO logo bottom center When you face the effects after a house fire, SERVPRO of Montgomery County responds quickly to get your home back to preloss conditions, ASAP
 

SERVPRO Eliminates Soot and Smoke Residues After a House Fire

Your home was not intended to stop fires before they spread to other areas of the house. Most of the materials used for constructing your home are flammable and actually fuel the spread throughout the structure. Further, the “open-concept” design that has become popularized thanks to HGTV personalities is a fire-spreading hazard. Flames and smoke can quickly move throughout the home because there is less fuel to burn, i.e. less walls, doors, etc. Building designs that have individual rooms with doors are more likely to have a slower spread since the fire can be temporarily isolated by the closing of doors. In any case, if your property catches on fire, it can incur extensive damage—and fast! 

Working to clean up the mess after the incident is over is no easy task. Most often, the substantial effects that stand out are smoke and soot damages. These are common versions of fire damage in homes, and they can often prove to be challenging to remove without the right equipment. 

Fortunately, our SERVPRO fire restoration professionals have the tools and expertise to help you through often widespread soot damages throughout your household. While the most concentrated of this effect can be found around the fire's originating point, where it burned the longest, this is not always the case. This matted debris and film from the combustion leave a dark, often black residue on surfaces, furniture, flooring, and other materials. 

Removing this residue requires multiple approaches.

Soot Damages

Soot is most concentrated where it burned longest, but matted debris and film from the combustion leave a dark or black residue on surfaces, furniture, flooring, and other materials, too. Removing this residue requires multiple approaches. For wall surfaces, scrubbing with wet and dry sponges can often remove the bulk of the film. Confined spaces like ductwork require high powered vacuums. 

Smoke Damages

Smoke damage often presents itself in the form of a harsh odor lingering in fabrics, carpeting, and open spaces throughout affected areas of your house. Removal of this odor typically requires thermal fogging, a process that releases an unscented chemical compound into the environment and contents of the room to break apart odor molecules and leave no discernible scent behind. 

The Right Solution

Unfortunately, this causes a bigger mess than most people are equipped to handle. Fire damage proves to be challenging to remove without the right equipment. We always suggest hiring a professional fire cleanup and restoration expert. We may be biased, but SERVPRO is just that. We have the experience, tools, and techniques to help you through widespread fire, smoke, and soot damages. 

When you face the effects after a house fire, SERVPRO of Montgomery County responds quickly to get your home back to preloss conditions, as soon as possible. Give us a call at (931) 645-1285.

Charcoal Grill Fire Safety

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

the left half of the image is a bbq grill, the right half is grass, the grill has flames and words "bbq fire safety", SERVPRO The arrival of nice weather calls for grilling out with friends and family. Unfortunately, a grill fire is a safety hazard in the right circumstances.

Follow These Tips to Avoid a Barbecue Fire

Spring is upon us! The arrival of nice weather calls for grilling out with friends and family. Unfortunately, a grill fire is a real safety hazard in the right combination of circumstances. A fun get-together can turn into a disaster in a hurry. You can avoid a barbecue fire by following these tips:

  1. Keep the Grill in a Safe Location 

Keep the grill outside on a level surface at least 10 feet from buildings and other flammable objects. Never grill under an overhang or in an enclosed area. Be sure to monitor it closely until it cools.

  1. Keep Children and Pets at a Distance

Children and pets should stay at least three feet away from the grill. Ensure that pets on tie-downs cannot reach the grill; they can wrap their line around the grill and pull it over. It will keep them at a safe distance if a grill fire occurs. 

  1. Be Mindful of Loose Clothing

Make sure that you wear appropriate attire when you grill. You can tie back everything with an apron. For added safety, use long tongs and spatulas and wear heat resistant grill gloves.

  1. Use a Chimney Starter

A chimney starter is a much safer option than lighter fluid. It will also light the coals more evenly. 

  1. Practice the Two-Zone Method

This simple, versatile method creates a much safer grilling experience. Put the hot charcoal on one side of the grill and leave the other side empty. If a flare-up occurs, move the food to the other side until the flame subsides, then move it back to continue cooking. The two-zone method can improve your food quality because it creates a searing side and another side for flame-free slow cooking.

Keep a fire extinguisher near. Do NOT use water; it can make a grease fire flare-up. Instead, close the grill lid until the outbreak subsides. If your house sustains fire damage or smoke damage from a grill fire, SERVPRO of Montgomery County can return it to its original state.

Storm Restoration Experts Know How to Dry Your Property

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Montgomery County are Leaders in the Storm Restoration Industry for a Reason

Harsh weather conditions like flooding, wind, and storms cause devastating damage to homes and businesses. Property damage due to storm damage and flood water overwhelms many with concerns for personal safety and properties' security.

When this form of damage occurs to your home or business, the first step is to find safety, then contact a trustworthy storm damage restoration company.

An immediate restoration response reduces the extent of damage done to a property. Since roof damage is likely to be accompanied by water damage—a gaping hole is a recipe for moisture and storm water to make itself at home—a quick emergency response reduces the risk for internal and structural water damage and microbial growth.

When contacted, storm restoration experts will analyze the level of damage and make a judgment regarding how to begin. Professionals' main priority is to secure property before cleanup, repair, and restoration. Once a property's debris is removed from the exterior and roof repair is completed, experts move to drying and the internal cleanup of furniture, carpets, clothes, and other items. 

The Drying Process of SERVPRO of Montgomery County

Oozing groundwater, especially in places prone to flooding, could cause damage, especially if no flood pump has been previously installed. SERVPRO of Montgomery County has a thorough drying process.

First, our team sets up industrial-strength drying equipment such as air movers and HEPA filtered dehumidifiers. Special care is taken to thoroughly dry the area around the original leak or cavity.

If water has seeped to the surrounding areas, special drying equipment is used. It can take 3-5 days for traditional drying. However, hard-to-dry materials, such as wood floors and crawlspaces, can make the process longer.

After the property is dry, the restoration of any damaged materials can start. Restoration is the most time-consuming part, but is very important and the bulk of returning the property to its preloss condition. We strive to make a property look, “Like it never even happened.”

For additional information regarding storm damage, visit our service page or blog. We are available 24 hours for emergency response. Call us at (931) 645-1285.

Fire Prevention: Save Your Home and Family

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

clipboard, man holding it, inspecting fire extinguishers, clip board in foreground, SERVPRO orange house logo in top center These fire prevention tips can save your home and your life. Call SERVPRO of Montgomery County at (931) 645-1285 for restoration.

Fire prevention can save your home and your life.

You protect your family by locking doors at night, monitoring who they spend time with and where they go. But do you consider fire prevention and preparedness tips?

As a homeowner, the thought of a fire breaking out in your house is a nightmare scenario. It puts your family’s safety at risk, and you could lose many possessions including your home itself. Avoid this frightful scenario and potentially save lives by reducing the risk of fire.

Maintain Smoke Alarms

All homes should have smoke alarms to alert you to fire danger. One or two alarm devices are not enough if you have multiple levels or a larger property. Your home should have a working smoke alarm in every bedroom and an additional alarm per floor. Maintain your smoke alarms to ensure they are effective in the unfortunate incident of a fire.

  • Test your smoke alarm once per month by pressing their tester button.
  • Change the batteries in your smoke alarm at least once per year.
  • Never disconnect your smoke alarm.

Practice an Evacuation Plan

It is a wise idea to explain rules for safely exiting the home. Putting together a simple to understand plan for all family members is an easy way to make sure you and your family are on the same page in the event of a fire emergency.

Something as simple as identifying a meeting location outside, explaining how to open tricky windows, or showing how to remove cut window screens is a great start for teaching young children safe fire evacuation. Teaching administration of tools like the fire extinguisher and its location can prevent small kitchen fires from forming catastrophes.

Keep an Eye on the Dryer

Of major appliances, the dryer is perhaps the most significant potential culprit for starting a fire apart from countertop ovens and griddles. Check the filter and remove lint buildup after every load. Doing this also helps dry time, so it’s a win-win! We also recommend inspecting the outside vent and the hose leading from the dryer to the vent for proper ventilation. There are many YouTube tutorials that explain the ins and outs of dryers and their filters—those videos may be useful for extra, seasonal, deep cleanings.

Inspect Outlets

Being aware of electrical problems is an important fire precaution. Never overload your outlets. Also, be mindful when you use power strips, especially with computers and TVs. If an outlet looks dingy, it could be blown which indicates hidden problems. Outlet inspection is especially necessary for rental apartments or townhomes. Take precaution and call a professional electrician or property maintenance for help. We do not recommend fixing electrical problems. This is not a DIY project. 

Be Careful When You Cook

Because there are many silent heat sources in a kitchen, fire prevention is most likely and therefore most important here. Make sure your oven is clean and functioning correctly. If the oven emits an unusual amount of heat when closed and cooking, there may be problems with the seal or heating mechanism. It does not hurt to have a professional look at the appliance to ensure the temperature regulation mechanisms are working properly.

If all is functioning, it is wise to use the self-clean setting when your oven looks particularly grimy. This will heat the inside of the oven to a high temperature, burning stuck-on residue. When the self-cleaning is done, the food particles inside will be ash and can be easily wiped out. This is a simple and effective way to clean an oven. However, do not leave your oven unattended while this process is happening.

In fact, never leave any kitchen appliance unattended, especially food on the stove. A good rule of thumb is to store items off and away from the stove—you may not know when a child messes with the dials or an adult forgetfully leaves a burner on. In this age, stoves have smart locks that prevent accidental dial clicks. Regardless, putting items away ASAP as opposed to leaving them on the stove is a good, safe practice.

You can have peace of mind when you follow these fire prevention guidelines. We, at SERVPRO, want you to help prepare you. Still, accidents happen. In the event of an unfortunate situation, we offer fire damage services like Fire & Smoke Restoration, soot and odor removal and contents cleaning. If you have fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Montgomery County at (931) 645-1285.

Affordable or Free Events in Clarksville This May?

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

centered text says "Whats happening in Clarksville, TN" and vines around the edges of the words, SERVPRO house logo Whether you are looking for a date night for you and your sweetie or a family day out, we have date ideas and family friendly events throughout May.

What’s Happening in Clarksville This Month?

There are many exciting things happening in Clarksville,TN and surrounding areas this month. As Clarksville grows, so does the list of activities stemming from new businesses and local organizations.

Whether you are looking for a date night for you and your sweetie or a family day out, we have date ideas and family friendly events throughout the month of May.

From downtown Clarksville to the outskirts, there’s free or affordable things to do around town this month.

May 5 - July 9: Line Dancing Class

Want to learn line dancing? Kleeman Rec Center has a new line dancing program that will not only teach you some moves but give you an amazing low impact workout! Presented by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department.

When: Tuesdays from 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: Kleeman Rec Center, 166 Cunningham Ln.

Who: for ages 8+

How much: $30 per person

More info: Register online here.

May 7: Clarksville Queen City Road Race

For more than 40 years, the Queen City Road has been the premier running event in Clarksville. The race features a 10K that takes participants along the Cumberland River and through McGregor Park, a 5K that features Liberty Park in its entirety, and a 1-mile fun run inside the park as well. All three courses (1 mi, 5K, 10K) are certified with USA Track & Field. 

Registration is open to the first 1,000 participants. Registration will remain open until max is reached.

Must register by April 22nd to be guaranteed a shirt.

Find more information and register online here.

May 7: Clarksville Scavenger Hunt

A fun-filled Saturday in Downtown Clarksville as the community comes together to support and celebrate LOCAL businesses all over Clarksville! Travel around downtown and meet the faces behind the businesses, participate in games and activities, grab a drink from one of the local breweries, and kick back for some great entertainment.

This event is FREE to the community! (Food and drinks available for purchase)

LOCAL Businesses, LOCAL Craft Beer, LIVE Entertainment, Activities for the Kiddos, Shopping, Great Food

And MUCH More!

Vendors and local businesses will be set up from 11am to 6pm. Raffle at 6pm. The live band goes from 6-8pm.

If you are a local business and would like to join us and set up a booth at the downtown commons, apply here -> Vendor Application

Here is a list of businesses participating:

&Vinyl, 105 Social, 931 kicks, Above Us, American Pride Boxing, Antique Cache and Collectibles, Arapaap, ArtLink, Blackhorse, Bo Society & Books, Brand My Swag, Brushing Brothers Painting PLLC, Caledonia Forest, City Boy Country Life, Clarksville Collection, Clarksville Physical Medicine, Cliff White Agency Farmers Insurance, Courtney’s creative palette, Cultivated Visuals, Cuppow Collectibles, D AND D COMPANIES INC, Drafts by Olasubomi Gallery, E&J 3D Printing, Edward’s Steakhouse, Emerald City CBD, Evil Nash Brewing, F.A.I.T.H. Cancer Care Foundation, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Fanelli’s, FBC Merchant Services, Founding Frothers, Game Hub, Golly G’s, Grand Division, Gray Smoke BBQ, Hall Group Senior Planning, Health Markets Insurance, Hearts in Balance, Hempspired, Hippington, Homes for Heroes / Keller Williams, Hot Pita, HUDUBAM, Inflate, Ironwood Dental, Irreverent Warriors, Jake and Jo, LLC, Jolie’s Chateau, Journeys eye, Kings Bluff, Kwiktax, Lather salon, Legend Acres, LKB2 Fitness LLC, LOCAL Clarksville, Madeleines, Make Your Mark Framing, Mickey’s, Miggy Boards Cornhole Crew, Mildred & Mable’s, Mom and Pops Music Shop, N & F Computers, New York Life, Nicoletta’s Catering, Operation Iron gym, Orange Theory Fitness, Ox and Cart Leather, ParaPooper, Pro Studio 7, Pup’s Plants, Pure Romance, Puroclean of Clarksville TN, Reda Home Builders, Rune In The Moon, SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced, Salon Uplift, Sanctuary on Main, Scentsy, Simply Sweet by Jenny, Snapshotz Portrait Studio, Sneaker Riots, Stafford Title, The Star Spangled Brewing Company, Strawberry, Alley Ale, Sugar Smiles Cotton Candy, Tater Heads, Tennessee Edge Home Inspections, Tennessee Valley Brewing Company, The Gutter Professionals, The Joe Padula Show, The Press, The Sol Press Co., The Vine on Franklin, Tito Boba, Total Balance Massage & Wellness, Trazo meadery, Trendy Little Camper, Trendy Rooster, Tristar Bank, Valor Designs, Wedding Belles, Wild Roots Wellness, Yada, YAIPAK, Your CBD Store, Your Happy House Cleaner

May 14 - October 1: Downtown Clarksville Farmers Market 

Join Downtown Clarksville for Opening Day of the Clarksville Market!

The Clarksville Downtown Market is a weekly open-air market featuring farmers and artisans who offer locally-grown fresh produce, food items, and handcrafted products. The Market strives to provide an opportunity for customers to connect with local businesses while enhancing the quality of life in our community. Enjoy live music, meet our Market mascot, “Corny the Cob,” and participate in special events on select market days.

DATES & TIMES

Returning Saturdays, May 14 - October 1, 2022 (except September 10)

8:00 AM to Noon

LOCATION

1 Public Square, Clarksville, TN 37040

Find more information click here. 

May 20 - May 21: Kiwanis Rodeo

@ The Montgomery Co. 4-H Arena on Rossview Road.

The 33rd annual Kiwanis Rodeo is a PRCA ProRodeo Event. All proceeds from our rodeo benefit the children of our community. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $20, children under 12 years old’s tickets are $15.

The rodeo will feature the following events:

Bareback riding

Steer Wrestling

Team Roping

Saddle Bronc Riding

Tie-Down Roping

Barrel Racing

Bull Riding

Find more information and discounted early bird tickets, click the links. 

SERVPRO of Montgomery County Introduces Employee Volunteer Time Off

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

3 polaroids of SERVPRO employees using their volunteer time off, on a green background In support of our core values and a healthy work-life balance, SERVPRO of Montgomery County rolled out a Volunteer Time Off.

Introducing Volunteer Time Off

SERVPRO of Montgomery County is uniquely positioned to help people during and after disasters with our immediate response to fire, water, storm, and smoke damage. Our company culture of helping others is not just confined to the workplace, but extended into our daily lives. 

Healthy Work-Life Balance

In support of our core values and a healthy work-life balance, SERVPRO of Montgomery County rolled out a Volunteer Time Off (VTO) policy that allows all full-time employees to take up to 16 hours of paid leave to complete volunteer work of their choosing each year.

Employees are already enthusiastically using this time in a way that supports their personal values. This policy gives employees a greater capacity to donate time and energy to causes near to their hearts and have a direct impact on their communities.

The goal is to aid local organizations in a tangible way while fostering stronger, more meaningful community connections in all six SERVPRO Team Nicholson locations. This includes Clarksville and Memphis in Tennessee; St. Pete, Orlando, and Tampa in Florida; and Fort Worth in Texas.

With about 160 full-time employees in six locations across three states, Tennessee, Texas, and Florida, if each eligible worker uses their 16 hours of VTO each year, SERVPRO Team Nicholson will contribute around 2,500 work hours to local charities.