Recent Community Posts
SERVPRO wins awards from 3 Chamber of Commerce
SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties have so much to be thankful for in the past year. With our extensive community involvement, knowledgeable work force and high consumer satisfaction rating, we were able to win the following prestigious awards from our local Chamber of Commerce's.
SERVPRO of Roanoke has won the 2016 Small Business of the Year award from the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce.
SERVPRO of Roanoke has also won the 2017 Business to Consumer category Small Business of the Year award from the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
SERVPRO of Montgomery & Pulaski Counties has won the 2016 Business of the Year award from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
We are so honored and blessed. Thank you to all the Chambers for this honor and thank you to our employees who allowed us to make this happen. We are so proud and will continue to strive to be the best remediation company around.
Bigs in Blue
SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties are proud sponsors of the Bigs in Blue program with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The Bigs in Blue program is built on the belief that trust and understanding in a community are developed one relationship at a time. A police officer who volunteers to be part of Bigs in Blue will be matched with a child facing adversity in the community. Many children in our area see law enforcement officers solely as authority figures, not as regular people in our communities. Bigs in Blue will not only enable youth to bond with caring, supportive officers, but will also enable officers to get to know the community they serve. Win-Win for all!
The local goal is to match 30 children with law enforcement officers across Southwest Virginia in 2017. All officers in the police departments, fire departments, sheriff's office and emergency response agencies are invited to make a difference in a child's life by becoming a Big.
Read Across America
The Cat in the Hat
Read Across America is a celebration of Dr. Suess's Birthday and allows us the honor of reading to the Elementary School Children. Thank you to the Roanoke Rotary for allowing us this honor!
SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties are PROUD sponsors of the Roanoke Rampage!
The Roanoke Rampage Fire and Police Football Team are made up of professional fire, police, EMS and public safety workers throughout Roanoke and the New River Valley. The Roanoke Rampage football team was formed to raise money for local charities while playing competitive football in the National Public Safety Football League (NPSFL). All players, coaches, and team assistants are strictly volunteers.
Salem Kiwanis Golf Tournament
Please join us by participating in the Salem Kiwanis Golf Tournament on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Hanging Rock Golf Club. Lunch will begin at 12:00 noon, with tee off at 1:30. Please call Brenda Giles at 540-389-5818 for registration information.
Spring Home Show
Look for SERVPRO at the 2015 Spring Home Show this weekend, March 27-29 at the Salem Civic Center put on by the Roanoke Regional Homebuilders Association.
Women's Leadership Conference - Montgomery County
Join us at Montgomery Co. Chamber's Women's Leadership Conference March 5, 2015 from 12:00 noon - 4:30 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech. For additional information: http://business.montgomerycc.org/Events/details/chamber-women-s-leadership-conference-3406
Salem Roanoke Co. Chamber's Business & Technology Showcase
Look for SERVPRO at the Salem Roanoke Co. Chamber's Business & Technology Showcase will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in the Community Room of the Salem Civic Center from 4 pm - 7 pm.
Veterans Appreciation Picnic
Free to Veterans and one guest!
Veterans Appreciation Picnic and Veterans Day Ceremony at Vinton War Memorial Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 12:00 noon til 3:00. Free to veterans and one guest with proof of service. $5 donation for other guests accepted at the gate. All donations go to Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Military Family Support Center and Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration Grant Program.
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
Sunday, September 28, 2014 Team SERVPRO's Heroes will be walking 3 miles to raise money for Type 1 Diabetes research. The walk will be at The Virginia Museum of Transportation at 303 Norfolk Ave., SW, Roanoke, VA. Online donations may be made to http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/SERVPROSHEROES.
4th of July Safety Tips
Successful Blood Drive
SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski County held a successful American Red Cross Blood Drive at their facility in Salem. We had 13 donors and successfuly collected 10 pints of life saving blood. Thanks to everyone who donated or helped out with this drive.
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Bocce Ball Tournament
Join us at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce's Bocce Ball Tournament June 5, 2014 from 3-8 pm. The event will be held at HHHunt/Home Depot Field in Blacksburg. For more information, contact the Chamber at 540-382-3020.
SERVPRO to host American Red Cross Blood Drive - June 16
SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties will be holding an American Cross Blood Drive as part of the Red Cross' "100 days of summer...100 days of hope" Blood is especially needed this time of year. SERVPRO's blood drive will be Monday, June 16, 2014 from 3pm - 6pm at the SERVPRO facility located at 1331 Southside Drive, Salem, VA. For an appointment sign-up online at redcrossblood.org. Questions? Contact Brenda Giles at 540-389-5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit us at The Spring Home Show - Better Living Expo
The Roanoke Regional Homebuilders Association's 44th Annual Spring Home Show is March 28-30 at the Salem Civic Center. Show hours are Friday 2pm-7pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; and Sunday 12 noon-5pm.
More than 160 showrooms under one roof, including SERVPRO. Stop by our booth to have your jewelry cleaned and to register for our door prize - a free carpet cleaning!
For more information go to www.theSpringHomeShow.com
March is National Red Cross Month
March is National Red Cross Month. SERVPRO is a National Sponsor of the American Red Cross and their Ready Rating Program.
Tips on How to Prepare for a Power Outage - from The American Red Cross
Power Outage - Prepare BEFORE they happen!
How to Prepare for a Power Outage:
To help preserve your food, keep the
following supplies in your home:
One or more coolers—Inexpensive
Styrofoam coolers work well.
Ice—Surrounding your food with ice in a
cooler or in the refrigerator will keep food
colder for a longer period of time during a
prolonged power outage.
A digital quick-response thermometer—
With these thermometers you can quickly
check the internal temperatures of food to
ensure they are cold enough to use safely.
Put together an emergency
preparedness kit with these supplies
in case of a prolonged or widespread
• Water—one gallon per person, per day (3-
day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for
home) • Food—non-perishable, easy-toprepare
items (3-day supply for evacuation,
2-week supply for home) • Flashlight
(NOTE: Do not use candles during a power
outage due to the extreme risk of fire.) •
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA
Weather Radio, if possible) • Extra batteries
• First aid kit • Medications (7-day supply)
and medical items • Multi-purpose tool •
Sanitation and personal hygiene items •
Copies of personal documents (medication
list and pertinent medical information,
deed/lease to home, birth certificates,
insurance policies) • Cell phone with
chargers • Family and emergency contact
information • Extra cash
If someone in your home is dependent on
equipment, remember to include backup
power in your evacuation plan.
Keep a non-cordless telephone in your
home. It is likely to work even when the
power is out.
Keep your car’s gas tank full.
Tips to Help Prevent Catching the Flu
The Center for Disease Control suggest "Take 3" Actions to Fight the Flu - a serious, contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.
1. Take time to get flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a vaccine. It is very important that people of high risk receive their vaccination to reduce risk and severity. Those at high risk of flu complications include very young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions, and those age 65 and older.
- 2. Take steps everyday to prevent the spread of germs:
- * Avoid close contact with those who are ill.
- * Stay home if you have flu-like symptoms at least for 24
- hours after your fever subsides.
- * While you are sick, avoid contact with others.
- * Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough
- or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- * Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and
- water are not available, use an alcohols based hand
- * Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth.
- * Clean and disinfect surfaces that may have been
- contaminated by germs.
- 3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. this may shorten the time you are sick or make the symptoms milder. They may also prevent serious flu complications. It is recommended that you take the flu antiviral within two days of getting sick. But starting later can also help, especially those at high risk. Always, follow your doctors instructions.
Here's to a flu-free season!
Thanksgiving Safety Tips
Thanksgiving safety cooking tips
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity in kitchen. The National Fire Protection Association offers SAFETY TIPS:
1. Stay in the kitchen when cooking on stovetop.
2. Stay in the home when cooking turkey (or other food in oven) and check it frequently.
3. Keep children away fr...om the stove.
4. Keep children away from hot food and liquids. Steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
5. Keep floor clear so you don't trip over items like bags, toys, pocketbooks, etc.
6. Keep knives out of reach of children.
7. Be sure electric cords from kitchen appliances like mixers, etc. are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
8. Keep matches and utility lighters out of reach of children.
9. Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
10. Please make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!