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Renters Insurance

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Renters Insurance Grease fire on stove tenant was cooking and fell asleep.

The number of renters has grown dramatically in some of the most populous—and disaster-prone—U.S. cities, yet few renters actually purchase insurance, according to theInsurance Information Institute(I.I.I.)

Indeed, only 37 percent of renters have renters insurance whereas 95 percent of homeowners have a homeowners insurance policy, according to a 2014 I.I.I. poll conducted by ORC International.

“Renters insurance provides a very important financial safety net when there is a disaster,” points out Jeanne M. Salvatore, senior vice president and chief communications officer for the I.I.I. “And, renters insurance is relatively inexpensive—the average cost of a renter’s policy is only $187 per year, or less than four dollars per week.”

If you own expensive jewelry, collectibles, musical instruments or even high-end sports equipment, you may want to add a floater or endorsement to your renters policy. This would provide broader coverage for risks such as “mysterious disappearance.” So even if you lose the item, you would be covered.

No Renters Insurance

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage No Renters Insurance Severe interior damage to House

SERVPRO Employees scoping fire loss that did severe damaged to main level of the house.  The tenant that lived hear had no renters insurance.  All of their belongings (TV's, childrens toys, beds, clothing, furniture and food) were destroyed due to soot and high heat damage or burned by the fire.  The cost to demo, clean and rebuild the structure to pre loss condition will be around $50,000.00

According to Insurance Information Institute

“Many renters are under the misconception that their landlord’s insurance policy will reimburse them if their personal property is damaged or destroyed, but that’s just not the case,” says Salvatore. “Fortunately, renters have a range of insurance options to choose from.”

Renters insurance provides financial protection against damage to or loss of personal possessions due to hurricanes, fire, lightning, theft, explosion and other disasters listed in the policy. There is even coverage for water damage caused by burst pipes or a neighbor who forgets to shut off the water in the tub. Coverage is available on either an actual cash value basis (depreciated value) or for its replacement cost (no deduction for depreciation). Renters insurance does NOT cover flooding and earthquake, but separate policies can be purchased for these events.

Sewage backup

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sewage backup Sewer back up flowed into haulway.

To whom it may concern,

                I am the maintenance man for McKenzie county and am responsible for repairs to our Hillside Court apartment complex.  Hillside court is a facility for the disabled and seniors 62 and over with a meals on wheels program on site.  I want to inform you that your employees have performed in a very professional and courteous manner.  This goes to show what quality of demeanor and character your company seeks to employ.

Yesterday 10/4/16 around 4:30 we had a large sewage backup at our McKenzie County Courthouse building while a commissioners meeting and public hearing were taking place.  At this time your company had a single staff member in town working at Hillside Court.  I am unable to express how impressed I am with your employee’s ability to remobilize and begin extracting sewage in less than 10 minutes of asking for help!  If this is not a SERVPRO record than it is in the running for second place.  

If I knew the address in which to have mailed this letter to I would have used pen, paper, envelop, and stamp to express my thanks.  Too often in the service industry  do we only here the bad things rare is it when you hear about a job well done.  Your staff on site is putting long hours doing knuckle busting demo work.  It is my wishes that you will be able to express thanks and gratitude to your staff on behave of the tax payers of McKenzie County for going above and beyond our expectations.

Thank you for your time on this matter.

Jon Manning

McKenzie County Maintenance

Sewage backup

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sewage backup Sewer back up flowed into hallway.

To whom it may concern,

                I am the maintenance man for McKenzie county and am responsible for repairs to our Hillside Court apartment complex.  Hillside court is a facility for the disabled and seniors 62 and over with a meals on wheels program on site.  I want to inform you that your employees have performed in a very professional and courteous manner.  This goes to show what quality of demeanor and character your company seeks to employ.

Yesterday 10/4/16 around 4:30 we had a large sewage backup at our McKenzie County Courthouse building while a commissioners meeting and public hearing were taking place.  At this time your company had a single staff member in town working at Hillside Court.  I am unable to express how impressed I am with your employee’s ability to remobilize and begin extracting sewage in less than 10 minutes of asking for help!  If this is not a SERVPRO record than it is in the running for second place.  

If I knew the address in which to have mailed this letter to I would have used pen, paper, envelop, and stamp to express my thanks.  Too often in the service industry  do we only here the bad things rare is it when you hear about a job well done.  Your staff on site is putting long hours doing knuckle busting demo work.  It is my wishes that you will be able to express thanks and gratitude to your staff on behave of the tax payers of McKenzie County for going above and beyond our expectations.

Thank you for your time on this matter.

Jon Manning

McKenzie County Maintenance

Continuing Education Course

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Minot hosted a continuing education course on May 15, 2017for insurance agents to earn credits towards their license. Dan Luttrell was brought to Minot from the Gallatin TN corporate office. He taught in regards to Fire Restoration and also in Water Restoration. Each class was two hours. This is a free course provided each year in the Spring. 

Employee Training

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Congratulations to our team who partook in the WRT(Water Restoration Technician) training. SERVPRO of Minot had a corporate trainer come to Minot from Gallatin, TN to provide training to our team. Among those are Nicholas Leier, Riley Adams, Andrew Amsden, Brandon Leier, Jude Hinz, Decosta kankam, Isaiah Crowe all passed the exam with flying colors.

Employee of the Month for July 2016

7/8/2016 (Permalink)

General Employee of the Month for July 2016 Chris and Kaitlyn Samo with Taylor and Max

Chris Samo is our Production Manager and has been with our team since November 2015. He lives in  Minot with his wife and two kids. He has been in Minot for 8 years, but is originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas. His greatest accomplishments are his 6years of time in service with the United States Air Force as well as his two children. He first learned about SERVPRO during the flood in 2011, when 23 other franchises came to help. The advice he would give to prospective candidates would be to have integrity, dedication, and hard work. Satisfaction of people we help is his favorite part of being able to work at SERVPRO. The opportunity to help restore homes and their occupants peace of mind keeps him focused on the tasks at hand. Chris chose professionalism, courteousness, and perfectionism to describe SERVPRO. 

Employee Spotlight and Employee of the Month

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

General Employee Spotlight and Employee of the Month Benjamin Luiz

Ben is a Production Technician here at SERVPRO of Minot, and has been with our team since January of 2015. Prior to joining SERVPRO Ben served in the Air Force for six years and spent time in Germany and Italy. He would describe his time in the Air Force as one of his biggest accomplishments. Three words he would choose to describe SERVPRO would be productive, honest and joyful. Ben truely enjoys the people he works with. In his spare time Ben likes photography, and he hopes to one day get a Husky. In the future Ben would like to move to Nevada. All in all Ben is a great worker with a goofy personality and can usually make everyones day. He is a great member of the SERVPRO team. Congratulations on Employee of the month Ben!

Employee Spotlight

2/25/2016 (Permalink)

General Employee Spotlight Patric Greenizer

Patric is a Production Technician who started working with our team in October 2015. One of his favorite things about working for SERVPRO is helping people. He is proud of the work that he does and he enjoys the people he works with. One of his greatest accomplishments is his three years in the Army. In his free time Patric likes to ride motorcycle, and would like to ride in the mountains of Japan. He admires futile Japan for its architecture and the customs of that time in history. Patric has proven a hard worker who has appreciated his experience at SERVPRO. He takes away something new every day, and enjoys the little things that life has to offer. 

Welcome Riley Adams

2/15/2016 (Permalink)

General Welcome Riley Adams Welcome Riley Adams

Riley joined our team this February as an Administrative Assistant. She moved to Minot from Reno Nevada in June of 2012. One thing she didnt expect from North Dakota was how green everything got, and she loves the fall sunflowers. Being an ex Barrista she is a self proclaimed coffee enthusiast. She has a Great Dane, Liberty, and a horse, Fling, that consume most of her time.