SERVPRO of Naperville supports college kids
SERVPRO of Naperville is big on getting college kids from around the area involved in their community. By giving these college kids a chance to display their work ethic it also gives them the chance to build their resume.
All of them have different roles in the work place. That can range from being on a job site, to completing office tasks. This keeps all parties productive over the summer months as well as on longer breaks.
SERVPRO of Naperville currently has 4 college students working part time and are always looking for more dedicated employees.
Starting with Victoria, she is a sophomore marketing major that attends Howard University.
She previously attended Plainfield North Highschool. She currently is on the women’s soccer team at Howard. Victoria plans on working in sports marketing. She helps in the office completing paperwork and filing. She has been with the company for 4 years now, coming back for summer and winter breaks.
Next, we have Jayson. Jayson is a Junior supply chain management and Logistics major.
He currently attends The North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
Previously Jayson attended Plainfield North High School and played on varsity basketball. Jayson works on the job’s sites in the area. He has been working for SERVPRO of Naperville for 6 years now coming back for summer and winter breaks.
Next is Justin. Justin is a junior that currently attends University of Dubuque as a criminal justice major. He also plays a major role on the university’s basketball team.
Justin previously attended Plainfield East Highschool. He prides himself in helping his community teaching at basketball camps to kids. Justin also works on the job sites in the area. He has been working for SERVPRO of Naperville for 6 years now coming back for summer and winter breaks.
Last but not least is Devon. Devon currently attends Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is a junior Engineering major. He previously attended Neuqua valley Highschool where he played varsity basketball. Devon also works on the job sites in the area. He has been working for SERVPRO of Naperville for 6 years now coming back for summer and winter breaks.
Winterizing Your Home
As you know we are located in Naperville, IL. That being said we can have some very cold and bitter winter months. To prepare you and your home to the harsh weather we have curated some tips to help minimize damage.
- Protect your pipes
Water expands when it freezes, that being said when water is inside your pipes, there is also a chance of your pipe cracking or bursting.
- drain the water from outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems
-disconnect outdoor hoses
-cover outdoor facets with foam insulators
- Check the heat
-Change your furnace filter at the start of the season and then every two to four months. Clogged or dirty filters are less efficient, which means your home might not warm up properly
- install programmable thermostat. By changing g the temperature to be cooler at night, could possibly save you money.
- Prevent ice dams
Ice dams form when heat escapes through the roof and melts snow that's settled there. That snowmelt flows to your roof's edge and refreezes, usually at the eaves. The problem with an ice dam is that snow that later melts can't properly drain, so it has to go somewhere… and that might be through a leak in your roof, causing water damage in your home.
Luckily for you there are ways to prevent this from happening:
- Clean out clogged gutters and downspouts
- Seal places that may allow warm air to leak from your home to your attic, such as vent pipes, chimneys, attic hatches, and light fixtures.
- soffit vents, which are along the eaves of the house and allow air to flow into the attic, are clear
- clean and store lawn equipment in a safe place
-empty all of the fuel. You can remove what’s left with a meat baster. By allowing the gas to sit it can damage fuel lines.
-Clean the machine of oil and yard debris and sharpen the blades.
-Store them for winter in a basement, garage, or covered storage shed where they're safe from the weather.
- Inspect chimney/fireplace
A professional chimney sweep can clean out soot and other debris that could catch fire. You shouldn't be able to feel any cold air coming down the chimney. You can also install glass fireplace doors or a chimney inflatable that blocks cold air from coming down the chimney and keeps in warm air.
- Seal all windows and doors
Having gaps will make it hard for your house to stay warm during the cooler months. Caulk around windows and install weather stripping around doors as needed. This minor and inexpensive task can help you save on heating costs.
If your windows and doors are older, they may be inefficient single-pane windows or uninsulated doors. Consider upgrading to double- or even triple-pane windows and insulated doors and garage doors to boost the energy efficiency of your home.
- Stock up on the cold weather essentials
Winter storms may call for power outages. That being said you can never be too prepared.
Stock up on things such as:
-A working, fully charged fire extinguisher
-An alternative heat source such as a generator, wood-burning stove, or fireplace.
-Sand, ice melt, and a shovel if where you live is prone to ice and snow
- emergency kit
This past Sunday marked the 15year anniversary of 9/11 one of the most tragic moments in this countries history i found myself lost in a moment of reflection,while most of the country was tuned into the start of the football season i couldn't help but drive home in silence after dropping my daughter off and thinking about the way i felt that faithful morning. An 18 year old kid fresh out of high school i went through of an array of emotions that day. It took a few days before i really snapped back to reality when i did I realized that life as we knew it would change for ever. Fast forward 15 years now i'm a 33 year old man/father life did change but we did not let those despicable acts by a select few destroy us we stood strong and rebuilt bigger and better! So to all our armed forces, police and fire departments THANK YOU for all that you do...