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SERVPRO of South Durham and Orange County Celebrates Final 4 Team Challenge Winners

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Chapel Hill, NC Winners of Servpro of South Durham and Orange County Final 4 Team Challenge Final 4 Team Challenge Winners. Kevin Cook State Farm, Johnny Spillman State Farm, All About Insurance

SERVPRO of South Durham and Orange County brought March Madness to their marketing campaign with their first ever Final 4 Team Challenge contest.  Contestants, representing local centers of influence that are a part of the company’s recurring marketing routes were invited to participate by submitting their picks of four teams they thought would reach the 2021 NCAA Final Four from the official NCAA selection bracket.  Then they would pick two winners from their final four selections, and then choose a winner.   Finally, they would predict a final score.  Submissions were made online.  What made the contest unique was that each contestant represented their entire office, which meant that if any member of their team won. The entire office won.  This made it a true team challenge.

The contest had a first, second and third place winners.   The winners received lunch for their entire team from a local establishment.  The winners of the 2021 SERVPRO of South Durham and Orange County Final Four Challenge are:

The Baylor Bears had their shining moment by cutting down the nets as national champions, but each of our challenge winners and all that participated are winners in our eyes; and make shining moments through their company through their service to the community.

Is there a connection between COVID-19 outbreaks and your sewer water?

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Wash Hands Wash Hands

Even though a COVID-19 vaccine was just approved on Saturday, Deceember12, 2020 mass distribution to the general public won’t likely occur until the spring of 2021 and COVID-19 virus infections and death totals continue to rise. The State of North Carolina is currently under a stay at home curfew from 10:00 pm until 5:00 am. The Center for Disease Control continues to research not only how to limit the spread of the virus but also key indicators as to where a flare up may be imminent. In a recent article on the CDC website entitled, For COVID-19 Clues, Researchers Look to the Sewer, the question addressing the relationship between your sewer water and COVID-19 outbreaks was investigated.

In this article, CDC microbiologist Amy Kirby and Environmental Engineer Mia Mattioli discovered that the COVID-19 virus could be detected in contaminated water and by testing sewer water, and the amount of virus detected in the water was an indicator of whether an outbreak was likely in the community where the water was tested.

'When people get infected with COVID-19, pieces of the virus can be found in feces. So when researchers like Mia and Amy find those bits of virus in sewer water, “we know there’s somebody in that community who has COVID-19,” Mia says.

By taking many samples over time, they can watch whether the amount of virus in those samples is going up or down. That might tell local health departments whether an outbreak is getting better or worse—or provide an extra insight when other data are murky.

“The trends in the sewage concentration have been shown to be a leading indicator in numbers of cases,” Mia says. “When the number of COVID-19-positive samples in sewage go up, 3 to 7 days later, the number of reported cases go up.”'

The compelling extrapolation that can be deduced from this article is that cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms and proper hand washing is essential to limit the spread of the virus. This is especially important as the holiday shopping season is in full swing; businesses must be proactive in cleaning and patrons must be extra vigilant as they wash their hands after using the rest room and should not assume that the person that went before them used proper hygiene. Therefore they should use a paper towel to open the door to exit or find an alternative to open the door without using their hands. Safety must be always practiced in order to keep both us and everyone in our community safe.

SERVPRO of South Durham & Orange County is dedicated to being involved in our community.

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Community Involvement - image of hand holding text saying "Give" Community Involvement

SERVPRO of South Durham and Orange County has served the Triangle area of North Carolina for over twenty years and community involvement has always been an important core value of the company. Brad Armstrong, franchise owner, from the company’s inception established a core value system where giving back to the community was a critical pillar of what he wanted the company to be known for. To him, he wanted to support good causes that served those in need, in the community that supported him, his family and employees. As a way of passing on the spirit of giving to the company’s employees, each employee gets one paid volunteer day a year. In addition, the company has collective causes that have supported The Ronald McDonald House, Share Your Christmas, and the Food Bank of Central North Carolina.

Most recently, the company spearheaded a Thanksgiving Food Drive promoting The North Carolina Food Bank of Central North Carolina with Feeding America. Along with business leaders in Durham and Orange Counties over 1,500 pounds of food was generated to provide meals for those facing food insecurity. This month as the Christmas season is now in full swing, our efforts are to provide holiday gifts and food for at risk children through the Share Your Christmas project which is cosponsored by the Volunteer Center of Greater Durham, Durham County Department of Social Services, The Herald Sun and the Foster Parents Association. Have a cause you are passionate about, or looking to see what we are up to this month? Contact us at (919) 596-1242 or head to facebook.com/SERVPROSouthDurham

SERVPRO of South Durham and Orange County Recognizes its 2019 Building Your Dreams Winner - Russ Damron

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Durham and Orange County is proud to recognize its 2019 Building Your Dreams winner - Russ Damron. The Building Your Dreams Program is an award started by franchise owner Brad Armstrong nine years ago. The program awards an employee that has done an exceptional job of achieving their company and personal goals. The annual winner is required to write a narrative of how achieving their personal goals. The winner receives public recognition along with a check that equals $500 per every month of company profitability. 

Russ Damron is a production manager that has been with the company since August of 2017. He provides exceptional customer service and team support. He is a remendous asset to the SERVPRO of South Durham and Orange County team.

Check out our video challenging you to participate in our charity cornhole tournament!

8/20/2015 (Permalink)

Ultimate Toss and Tailgate Challenge!

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of South Durham & Orange County has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. "Like it never happened" Contact us for more information.

Top 100: SERVPRO of South Durham & Orange County

7/9/2015 (Permalink)

Top 100 SERVPRO of South Durham & Orange County

We're so excited! SERVPRO of South Durham & Orange County has been recognized at the 2015 SERVPRO Convention as one of the top 100 highest grossing franchises. Help us celebrate by liking us on Facebook page! #‎SPCONV15? 

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of South Durham & Orange County has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. "Like it never happened" Contact us for more information.

SERVPRO of South Durham & Orange County: Does your family know what to do? 30/30 rule

9/26/2014 (Permalink)

30/30 RULE

We've had lots of severe thunderstorms this season in the durham and Orange county area. Weather.com is predicting at least seven days of thunderstorms over the next 10 days for the Durham, NC area.

SERVPRO of South Durham and Orange county has had an influx of residential and commercial storm cleanup and tree removal request.

Does your family know what to do before, during, and after a lightning storm? Learn the facts and practice your plan.  The 30/30 rule is if there is less than 30 seconds between a flash of lightning and the sound of thunder, seek shelter.  Wait at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder before leaving shelter.

Contact us today to make sure you are preared in the event of disaster!