Early morning apartment fire displaced several families and affected 4 apartment units.
Thank goodness Red Cross was there to offer some assistance to these families.
SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was there assisting and will help these families any way we can.
Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison with any FIRE or WATER damage needs you might have. 903-893-7166
Water Damage to Commercial Property
SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was contacted by a manager at this property due to a break in a water line causing half of this commercial property to become saturated.
SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison crews arrived onsite and started the extraction process.
If you find your property under water Please contact SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison 903-893-7166
Cleaning of University
SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison was contracted for the second year in a row to clean and sanitize over 300 dorm rooms at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Every surface is cleaned and sanitized for the new and returning students so they can be ready for their semester to begin. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison specializes in this type of service and no job is too small or too large for SERVPRO to handle.
Lightning Strike Causes Fire to Home
Storms moved through the area causing a lightning strike to a local home. The damage caused all of the electronics in the home to be destroyed and busted some pipes in the attic. This home shows what a lightning storm can do to your property.
Water came through all of the light fixtures after the pipe broke causing all the sheet rock to be saturated. SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is on the sceen mitigating the loss.
Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison when Disaster strikes your home or business. (903) 893-7166.
National Women's Check up Day!
NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECKUP DAY
Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health and as part of National Women’s Health Week, the second Monday in May is National Women’s Checkup Day.
The goal of National Women’s Checkup Day 2018 maintaining regular checkups as one of five healthy habits women can do to improve their health. Other habits we can include are physical activity, healthy diets, quit smoking and following general safety rules.
Yearly well-woman visits are important and should include discussions of your health habits and family history, setting health goals and scheduling or receiving screenings or necessary exams. Screening would include blood pressure, cholesterol, cervical cancer and others.
Relay for Life
Thank you to JB for representing SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison in Relay for Life last Friday!
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. By raising awareness of the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging sun-safe habits, we can change behaviors and save lives.
With the incidence of this disease reaching epidemic levels, we can’t do this work alone. We need your help. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to get involved.
International Firefighters Day
THANK YOU for your SERVICE! INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTER'S DAY.On December 2, 1998, a tragic event shook the Linton Community, Australia and the world. Firefighters in Linton, Australia- a populated region in Victoria- were fighting a large bush fire and called for mutual aid. This urgent mutual aid call brought the Geelong West Fire Brigade to the scene not knowing the despair and tragedy that was in store. Garry Vredeveldt, Chris Evans, Stuart Davidson, Jason Thomas, and Matthew Armstrong all loaded into company’s truck. They were part of a strike team and were being sent to help extinguish the flames. As the five headed into the hot zone, the wind suddenly switched direction, engulfing the truck in flames and killing all five members. This unfortunate incident is what inspired JJ Edmondson to bring about an international holiday, called International Fire Fighters Day, to support the lives lost and dedicated fire fighters who risk their lives every day to save life and property.One of the most significant symbols of International Fire Fighters Day is the red and blue ribbon. This ribbon is cut precisely five centimeters long and one centimeter wide, with the two separate colors conjoined at the top. JJ Edmonson chose red and blue because the red stood for the element of fire whereas the blue would represent the element of water. Coincidentally, red and blue are also the colors recognized world-wide to signify emergency services; therefore, red and blue being the best choice of color to recognize an international holiday. The ribbon is traditionally worn on the lapel-otherwise known as the fold of fabric on a shirt- but is not limited to that certain spot. Some people may also put it on their cars visors, hats, hang them in windows or off of car mirrors, or even hang them from trees in their front lawn. The places this ribbon can be placed are plentiful- just be creative! The red and blue ribbon is a simple but yet effective way to show support for International Fire Fighters Day.
According to the National Weather Service (NOAA),
"Approximately seventy-five percent of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding". NOAA lists the most common flood hazards in the United States as:
Storm Surge and Coastal
Inundation from Tropical and Non Tropical Systems
Burn Scars/Debris Flaws (caused by Wildfires)
DryWash (caused by heavy rainfall in dry areas)
Dam Breaks/Levee Failure
Just because you haven't experienced a flood doesn't mean you won't in the future. In fact 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities. On average, flood cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the United States.
When catastrophic water damage happens to you, SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison is here to help. We can help you prepare ahead of time with an Emergancy Ready Profile (ERP) .
Call SERVPRO of Sherman/Denison today at (903) 4893-7166
Happy May Day!
May Day is a May 1 celebration with a long and varied history, dating back millennia. Throughout the years, there have been many different events and festivities worldwide, most with the express purpose of welcoming in a change of season (spring in the Northern Hemisphere). In the 19th century, May Day took on a new meaning, as an International Workers’ Day grew out of the 19th-century movement for labor rights and an eight-hour work day in the United States.