Community Service Business of The Year 2018
SERVPRO's Jordan Kelley and Linda Sacks accepted the award for Muskogee's Community Service Business of The Year 2018.
Mayor Bob Coburn issued a proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 8-12, as “Industry Appreciation Week” in Muskogee in celebration of National Manufacturing Month.
Last night, Indian Capital Technology Center, Port of Muskogee, and the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 21st annual Business & Industry Banquet and Awards Ceremony, where area businesses were recognized for their outstanding achievements over the past year.
This year, SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah earned our first Business and Industry award from Muskogee city for our efforts in community service. SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah won the Community Service Business of The Year award for 2018. We were recognized for our community contribution of over 1500 hours of community service, over $30k plus in sponsored contributions, and for partnering in special projects within the community that supported area congregations and local efforts to assist community members in need.
We are thankful for this gracious award and are glad we are able to make the contribution we can back to our communities and to the city of Muskogee. SERVPRO believes a healthy community on all levels means a healthy economy for all citizens.
SERVPRO's Kelley Graduates Leadership Native Oklahoma
Jordan accepting his award for completion of Leadership Native Oklahoma 2018 from AICCO President Bailey Walker.
SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties and Tahlequah's Operations Manager, Jordan Kelley, graduated the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma's (AICCO) leadership cohort, Leadership Native Oklahoma (LNO), yesterday.
In Durant, OK, at Choctaw Casino and Resort, the AICCO graduated their second ever class for LNO, of which SERVPRO saw its first graduate go through.
Jordan was selected from an extremely competitive pool of leaders, business men and women and elected officials from across Oklahoma to participate in this year’s class. Since the inception of the franchise in 2011, Jordan turned the fairly young business into a leader in the corporate franchise, located in Ft. Gibson, OK, on a modest lot. Jordan, a second-generation franchisee, learned business values from an early age at home with his father, Owner, Carl Kelley, a local business man. Jordan believes, good business is good relationships. Jordan emphasizes civic engagement with his team as a mandatory job requirement.
Jordan is a mentor-leader where he grew up in Ft. Gibson. He gives back to his alma mater by mentoring and investing in students and sponsoring their various activities including most recently, Muskogee’s Regional Jr. Livestock Show. He is also a member of the Muskogee Exchange Club, Rotary Club, and volunteers with organizations through out the year.
SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh & Tahlequah sponsors numerous community events across the various counties in eastern Oklahoma.
Jordan exercises equal employment opportunities and possess a team well-known in the region for its superior customer service and client relations.
Oklahoma School Plant Management Association
Cherokee Elementary, Tahlequah, OK
The Oklahoma School Plant Management Association Originated in 1978 after state and local school officials recognized the need to identify outstanding people and programs that could provide assistance to others. OSPMA was formed to educate the school community regarding the educational value of well-maintained facilities. The first School Plant Manager workshop was conducted by the State Department of Education December 4th-5th 1978, at Central State University in Edmond. An annual conference has been conducted ever since.
OSPMA is proud to partner with gold sponsor, SERVPRO, for their 2018 conference at Sequoyah State Park in Wagoner.
SERVPRO is called on in many school districts to help support the facilities and restore their school environments to safe and operational standards for their students and faculty. Not only are we called on for restoration but for power washing, stadiums, general cleanings, and duct cleanings throughout the school year.
Steps for Mold Remediation
Mold above a shower in a residence
Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy.
A qualified restoration company understands the science behind mold and mold growth. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. Mold remediation focuses on getting mold levels back to normal, natural levels.
Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.
- Step 1: Emergency Contact 918-913-4490
- Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
- Step 3: Mold Containment
- Step 4: Air Filtration
- Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
- Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings
- Step 7: Restoration
Getting Back to Pre-water Damaged Condition
Leaky HVAC destroyed door before leak was found
Every water damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. We carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.
After the bulk of the water has been removed, our technicians use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. we use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.
Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. We can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. We also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.
Mold growth on a floor board after a hot water tank leaked through the wall.
Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth.
After a hurricane, flood or other major storm, “green” products can be difficult to find. Bleach and dish detergent might be the only things available in your area. Bleach and dish detergent, common household items, can be used to clean mold in your home after a storm. The steps to take to clean up mold will depend on how much water damage your home suffered. If you have questions about this you can contact us at 918-913-4490.
Little Tank Big Damage
Flood causing tank for 29/11
Who would have thought that this little tank would have flooded multiple rooms in a local Tahlequah church causing the loss of carpets, flood cuts in the dry wall, and the loss of various other flooring materials from the multiple rooms. The flood destroyed flooring, walls, and the cost of time from personnel to mitigate the situation.
Fortunately, SERVPRO Muskogee & McIntosh Counties and Tahlequah was called to the scene to provide emergency mitigation services. We are glad to be a part of the Tahlequah Emergency Family. We were able to help, not only emergency mitigate the situation but dry and prep the church’s facility for any construction that needed to be done so they could resume church services at their regularly scheduled times. Thanks 29/11 for turning to us in your time of need.
A window seal with mold from moisture.
A major mold infestation can ruin your home—and your health! The first step in mold remediation is learning how to remove mold and perform black mold removal.
Mold is a major-league nuisance. It blackens the grout lines in your shower, discolors drywall, shows up as black spots on siding, darkens decks, and grows on and rots damp wood everywhere. Even worse, it can be bad for your health. Mold releases microscopic spores that cause allergic reactions, runny noses and sneezing, as well as irritating, even injurious, odors.
Almost every home gets mold infestations. The trick is to mold remediation is to get to them before they get big and harm both you and your home.
A few types of mold are highly toxic. If you have an allergic reaction to mold or a heavy infestation inside your home, call SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah for support in your mold remediation process.
Too Much Water...
Water damage describes a large number of possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, and many others.
Water damage is a problem that most property owners dread. When it rains heavily or snow melts quickly, the risk of this type of damage increases. Water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by damaging wood furniture, upholstery, electronics, household appliances, and plumbing
There are several possible causes of water damage. Leaky dishwashers, clogged toilets, broken pipes, broken dishwasher hoses, overflowing washing machines, leaky roofs, plumbing leaks, and foundation cracks are just some of the possible causes of water damage in homes and businesses. Floods, heavy snow, and heavy rain are other possible causes of this type of damage and can lead to having water in basements. Too much water can lead to minor problems such as water in basement areas, or it can lead to the destruction of homes and businesses. Once a home or business sustains water damage, it is important to start the water damage cleanup immediately.
Water damage also increases the risk of mold growth, which is a very expensive problem to remediate. Hiring a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah can make the cleanup process easier to handle, we employ experienced workers who know the best ways to repair or replace damaged items and help with water damage cleanup.
A Year To Remember
After much invariably bad publicity for multiple housing issues, when local college, Bacone, took on new leadership one of their first moves was to call on a leader in the industry, SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah . Bacone’s new leadership didn’t wait for a disaster to call SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah they wanted to start the new 2018-2019 school year off right by allowing us to get involved in the beginning with a General Cleaning. Our General Cleanings can be light or deep and include carpet, tile, windows, or multiple other surfaces and content. We left the historic buildings, dorms, and classrooms clean, fresh, aromatic and ready for new students when they moved in last week.
This was the first time that SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah had the opportunity to lend its expertise to one of the oldest colleges in the nation. Bacone is the oldest Native American College in Oklahoma founded in 1880 and SERVPRO Muskogee/ McIntosh Counties and Tahlequah was glad to partner, handling the delicacy of this project with the utmost care.