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National Administrative Professionals Day

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

National Administrative Professionals' Day Happy Administrative Professionals' Day Starr!

Celebrating National Administrative Professionals Day!

National Administrative Professionals Day, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day, recognizes the professionals who keep an office running smoothly every day. The day recognizes the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. Central to any business, these professionals keep an office organized and efficient.

Their organizational skills mean they pinpoint information quickly and keep the executive on schedule, whether they are in transit or with a client. They are central to an office or business running efficiently.

The day in the life of an administrative professional is varied from moment to moment. While organization is key to their success, their flexibility and ability to handle the unexpected make them valuable to any business. 

Here at SERVPRO of Brown County, we honor and appreciate Starr, our Administrative Assistant. Starr is key to our business as she each and every day she has to multitask in an ever changing business. She oversees our administrative functions greeting clients, answering phones, replying to client emails, and accounts receivable. 

You can celebrate by giving gifts to your assistant, such as flowers, gift certificates, gift baskets, candy or lunch. Honor your assistant by sharing your gratitude on social media using #AdminProfessionalsDay.

April Showers

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

April showers bring May flowers!

As the showers set in, we want to be prepared to protect our homes and businesses. 

Here are a few tips for homeowners and business owners can do to prevent water damage.

  • Inspect your roof regularly, especially after heavy storms. Look for missing or loose shingles or any heavy wear.
  • You will want to clean your gutters to ensure proper drainage. By being proactive in cleaning your gutters, you can prevent your foundation from cracking your basement walls.
  • Check your sump pump yearly, and most importantly after heavy thunderstorms.
  • Regularly check your pipes to make sure there are no leaks.
  • Extra tip: Keep an eye on your water bill. If you notice your bill increasing, that could be a cause for concern, and you would want to check it out before any more damage occurs.

If water damage does happen in your home or business, rest assured that SERVPRO of Brown County is ready to help you. We are available at any time or day, and since we’re local, we’re faster to any sized disaster!

Call or email us (920)434-8224 at office@SERVPROgreenbay.com to see how we can help clean your home or business. 

Bring on Spring!

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Spring Yard Cleaning Spring Yard Cleaning

As spring arrives, nature wakes up. The world turns green again, flowers bloom and the birds build their nests.

And as all this happens, we humans start to think of our nests as well: our homes and offices.

SERVPRO of West Brown County has what business and home owners need to get spring cleaning done right. Our team can freshen up your surroundings with HVAC cleaning, for starters. We are also trained to use state-of-the-art equipment to get your carpets their cleanest and focus on stain removal. We can even help you out with tasks like drapery cleaning, hard floor cleaning and deodorization.

For the homeowner, you may want to tackle some spring cleaning at your abode on your own.

And for you, we ask (as we often do) that you consider your safety when making plans for a big clean.

If you’re going to be using chemical cleaners inside your home Consumer Reports has some tips to play it safe:

  • Open windows in your home to keep fresh air flowing.
  • Read labels on the products you use to see if anything is potentially harmful.
  • Make sure to NEVER mix ammonia and bleach.
  • If you need to move furniture and other heavy objects, get someone to help you.
  • Don’t do more than you physically can.

Use your best judgment as you sweep the winter blues out of your home and yard while the world turns green again.

With cleaning your home or office, keep in mind, we can help with a lot of the heavy lifting. We have the tools and experience to get your surroundings looking and SMELLING their best. So, if there is anything we can do to help give us a call 920-434-8224.

Fun Easter Recipes

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Easter Recipes for Kids Marshmallow Skewer Pops

With Easter quickly approaching, here are some fun recipes your family can enjoy!

Fluffy Bunny Pancakes

Kids will love that it's as tasty as it is cute. If you're in a rush, you can substitute pancake mix so you can hightail it out of the kitchen in no time.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • TOPPINGS:
  • Banana slices, miniature semisweet chocolate chips, whipped cream and sweetened shredded coconut

Preheat griddle over medium-high heat. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine egg, milk and melted butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

For each bunny, make a pancake 4 in. wide for the body, a pancake 2-1/2 in. wide for the head, two small oval-shaped pancakes for the feet and two small triangular pancakes for the ears. Spoon batter onto griddle; cook until bubbles form on top of pancakes. Turn; cook until second side is golden brown.

For each bunny, make a pancake 4 in. wide for the body, a pancake 2-1/2 in. wide for the head, two small oval-shaped pancakes for the feet and two small triangular pancakes for the ears. Spoon batter onto griddle; cook until bubbles form on top of pancakes. Turn; cook until second side is golden brown.

Marshmallow Skewer Pops

These marshmallow pops are a hit with the kids. Let them drizzle away with their favorite colors!

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 36 large marshmallows
  • 12 lollipop sticks
  • Assorted colored candy coating, melted

In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Skewer three marshmallows on each stick. Spoon chocolate over marshmallows; set on waxed paper until firm. Drizzle with melted colored candy coating.

Enjoy quality family fun time!

#familytraditions

March is Red Cross Month!

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

March is Red Cross Month March is Red Cross Month!

March is Red Cross Month!

 When disasters strike anywhere in the nation, you can almost always count on the fact volunteers from the American Red Cross will mobilize in that distressed area to help with recovery. Join the Red Cross mission by volunteering, giving blood, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial donation.

Throughout the month of March, we honor people who make the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross possible — the individuals across the country who turn compassion into action, helping others in times of crisis. Our Red Cross Month celebration has been an annual tradition since 1943, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first Red Cross Month proclamation.

One year of COVID 19:

Americans continue stepping up to address urgent needs. In the year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, tens of thousands of Americans have stepped up to address the needs of those reeling from the pandemic as well as record-breaking disasters across the country.

Americans experienced more billion-dollar disasters in 2020 than any other year on record, and for many, the pandemic compounded the trauma and financial strain of disasters: struggling families needed help quickly and faced more hurdles to recover, as increased anxiety exacerbated many health and mental health needs.

 Join the Red Cross mission by volunteering, giving blood, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial donation. Give back by donating, volunteering or giving blood on Red Cross Giving Day, March 24

 For more information on the Red Cross and how you can get involved, you can visit redcross.org.

Tornado Season is Upon Us

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

March Starts the Escalation of Spring Tornado Season

March kicks off an escalation of spring tornado season as the necessary volatile atmospheric ingredients for severe weather come together more often.

An average of 83 tornadoes occur each March, according to 20 years of data. This is about double the typical tornado counts observed in February. March is the fifth most tornadic month. Its average is on par with August and September, which historically get a boost in tornado activity from tropical storms and hurricanes.

Now is the time to review or develop a severe weather plan. Here are a few tips to keep your loved ones safe:

Top Tips

  • Identify a safe place in your home where household members and pets will gather during a tornado: a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
  • In a high-rise building, pick a hallway in the center of the building. You may not have enough time to go to the lowest floor. 
  • In a mobile home, choose a safe place in a nearby sturdy building. If your mobile home park has a designated shelter, make it your safe place. No mobile home, however it is configured, is safe in a tornado.

Know the terms and danger signs:

  • Tornado Watch– indicates a tornado is possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, local news casts, or commercial weather services for information.
  • Tornado Warning– signifies a tornado has been sighted or is indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.

When storms hit the Green Bay area, here at SERVPRO of Brown 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.

In any tragic event, SERVPRO is here to help! Give us a call at 920-434-8772.

CE Class March 9th

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO our goal is to provide the best service not only to our customers, but to companies that want to help themselves or their employees grow within their line of work.

SERVPRO of Brown County is here to provide continuing education classes for the 2021 year to individuals that work as Property Managers, Insurance Agents or Adjusters and are also looking to keep their licenses up to date.

Two classes will be held on March 9th at Stadium View, 1963 Holmgren Way.

The first seminar deals with Ethics and will run from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. Registration for this course starts at 8:00 a.m. and goes until 8:55 a.m. In order to receive CE credit for this course 100% attendance is required. Attendee will then receive 3 Insurance credit hours after completion.

The second seminar deals with Biohazard Cleanup and will run from 1:00 p.m. through 3:00 p.m. Registration for this course starts at 12:15 p.m. In order to receive CE credit for this course 100% attendance is required. Attendee will then receive 2 credit hours after completion.

The cost to attend these seminars is $5 for Ethics and $4 for Biohazard which is the state credit processing fee per person.

Breakfast will be provided by Smoke Out Cleaners and lunch will provided by Electronic Restoration Service.

Class size is Limited. Please confirm guests attending by making reservations either by contacting our West Brown County office at (920) 434-8224 or send an email to our Marketing and Sales Manager, Jim Knopf at jknopf@SERVPROgreenbay.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Recovery of Commercial Disaster

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Brown County we know when disaster strikes it can strike anywhere. That means we need to be prepared to take on restoration and cleaning projects for homes AND businesses across the Green Bay area.

Team SERVPRO of  Brown County can take care of any commercial disaster recovery project large or small.

Because we are a locally owned business, we understand that working time lost because of a disaster means money lost. Since we have that understanding, we strive to perform any commercial cleanup needs as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible. Our number one goal is to make sure to get your business back to work as soon as possible. That way you can take care of your clients and your bottom line.

Our technicians are trained and ready to take on any kind of disaster clean up like flood damage, fire and smoke damage, mold, biohazard situations and even crime scenes like break ins or vandalism.

Our techs can also help with more general tasks like carpet cleaning.

Here is a list with examples of just a few of the commercial properties our team is ready to tackle:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

If you need our services to help your business recover after a disaster, call us at 920-434-8224.

Clean your Dryer Vents

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

A clothes dryer is one of those household conveniences most of us can’t imagine living without. But, if you’re not taking a few simple steps to ensure your dryer is safer, the machine could become a veritable tinder box.

Dryer lint is extremely flammable and if you’re not keeping your dryer clean and well-ventilated, you’re putting your home and yourself at risk.

According to FEMA 2,900 home dryer fires are reported yearly. Those fires cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in property damage each year.

FEMA says 34% of those fires are caused by failure to properly clean the dryer.

Luckily there are a few simple steps you can take to prevent dryer fires.

FEMA advises:

  • Have the dryer installed by a professional in the first place.
  • Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry and in between cycles, if it needs to run more than once.
  • Clean the back of the dryer where lint can build up.
  • Clean lint out of the vent pipe once every three months.
  • If it’s taking longer than normal for clothes to dry, have a professional inspect it.
  • Ensure the venting system behind the dryer is connected and un-damaged.
  • Check regularly to make sure things like animal nests are not blocking the outside vent.
  • Keep anything flammable away from the dryer.
  • Do not leave the dryer running when you leave home or go to bed.

Something as small as a little bit of lint can be easy to overlook, but it can also have big consequences if you do.

So please keep your dryer clean and your home safe!

And should you experience a fire of any kind, remember, we are here to help with cleaning, recovery and reconstruction. Simply give SERVPRO of Brown County a call at 920-434-8224.

Welcome Doug Schoenwalder!

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

On Dec. 22, 2020: Douglas Schoenwalder is now the new owner of SERVPRO of Brown County, a premier fire, water, mold, and storm damage restoration company serving homes and businesses in Northeast Wisconsin.

Doug has a background in reconstruction, and SERVPRO of Brown County is a good fit. After we’ve mitigated the damage in a home or business, we focus on reconstruction. We strive to bring the home or commercial space to full recovery, just like our motto says - ‘Like it never even happened.’”

He previously worked as an electrical inspector for the City of Green Bay and operated a local electrical contracting company. He is a graduate of Southern Door High School and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College where he completed the Electrical Apprenticeship Program. He holds a master electrician license and general contractor license.

SERVPRO of Brown County is a leader in residential and commercial restoration and cleaning and is expanding into remodeling.

Welcome to our SERVPRO family!