MEET OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS
WELCOME BRIAN MCCALLISTER
TEAM WOLFE would like to introduce Brian McCallister. Brian is one of our Directors of Business Development for our family of SERVPRO franchises. Brian has many years of experience along with extensive restoration knowledge.
Brian is IICRC certified in:
- Water Restoration Technology
- Advanced Structural Drying
- Fire & Smoke Restoration
- EPA Lead Mitigation
Message us or comment to welcome Brian aboard! When you need a leader in Fire, Water and Smoke restoration and cleanup services, call SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion at (618) 998-8828. At SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion, we will make it "Like it never even happened."
Indoor Air Quality in Southern Illinois
Indoor air quality/environmental professionals evaluate the quality of the air inside a structure. Some specialize and are skilled in testing buildings for the presence of molds. Using various testing devices, these professionals collect air and surface samples to compare the indoor mold spore count to the outdoor environment. If you have concerns about mold, SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion can assist you in locating a qualified indoor air quality/environmental professional.
SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion cares about proper restoration of your structure. In most water damage situations excessive mold growth is not a problem and SERVPRO of Carbondale-marion can safely restore your building to preloss condition. The need to address the presence of mold can be determined by an on-site, indoor environmental inspection. Please keep in mind SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion does not interpret insurance policies or coverage; you must consult your insurance company to determine the scope of policy coverage.
Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer
You can't see or smell carbon monoxide, but, at high levels, it can kill a person in minutes. Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide, or CO, is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (like gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, and propane) burn incompletely.
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning. It is estimated another 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized due to CO poisoning. All people and animals are at risk for CO poisoning, with some groups— including unborn babies, infants, and people with chronic heart disease, anemia, or respiratory problems— being more susceptible to the effects of carbon monoxide.
An excess of CO, leading to CO poisoning, can result from faulty furnaces or other heating appliances, portable generators, water heaters, clothes dryers, or idling cars left running in garages.
Taking some basic, precautionary steps can help eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Protect yourself by reviewing the following tips, provided by the United States Fire Administration:
- Have fuel burning appliances, like oil and gas furnaces, gas or kerosene heaters, fireplaces, and wood stoves inspected by a trained professional every year.
- Open the damper for proper ventilation before using a fireplace. Never use your oven or stovetop to heat your home.
- Make sure all fuel-burning vented equipment is vented to the outside to avoid CO poisoning. Keep the venting for exhaust clear and unblocked.
- If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Never run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not blocked with snow, ice, or other materials.
- Make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow and other debris.
- Only use barbecue grills outside, away from all doors, windows, vents, and other building openings. Some grills can produce CO gas. Never use grills inside the home or the garage, even if the doors are open.
- Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all doors, windows, vents, and other building openings to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the home or business.
Illinois Ethics 3 HR. In Classroom Offering
Illinois Ethics Continuing Education
Our franchise will be hosting a 3 HR "In Classroom" Illinois Ethics Class.
DATE: Thursday, February 15th, 2018
TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm
This is by invitation only. If you need this class be sure and give us a call before the event.
At SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion, it's our pleasure to make this available to our clients!