Recent Community Posts

National Day of Service and Rememberance

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County wants to say thank you to all first responders and other every day heroes.

Do you remember where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001?

Most of us probably do. That day had a great impact on our nation. It also had a very personal impact for families around the country.

National Day of Service and Remembrance

In honor and memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11, along with the survivors and first responders, a day of reflection was established in 2009: National Day of Service and Rememberance.

SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County salutes heroes--the first responders-- who arrive in the greatest times of need and stand strong in the face of disaster. These are the same heroes who keep our Jefferson County community safe during these unprecedented times.

Reflect and strive to make a postive difference in our community this year to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance. To find volunteer opportunities, visit nationalservice.gov/911day.

Jefferson County Business Safe Reimbursement Program

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

Are you a local business owner in Jefferson County? Like many other communities across the world, how we do business looks differently since COVID-19. Are your employees hesitant to come back to work? Are your customers afraid to come in to your office? The coronoavirus has changed how we view clean.

Cares Act

Thanks to the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, you can now apply for $5,000 through the Cares Act. The Business Safe Reimbursement program is specifically available to ensure the health and safety of your customers and employees. With these funds, you can now afford to get your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Call your fellow Jefferson County business, SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County, and allow us the opportunity to clean your offices, stores, restaurants, and other facilities. We are all in this together. Let's help the Jefferson County economy thrive. Call 636-296-6813 today for a free consultation.

Say Thank You to Local Heroes

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

Thank you to all first responders who have not let COVID get in the way of serving the community well.

The first half of 2020 has been a rollercoaster of fear and emotions. The world was thrown into a state of change that had not been seen for several generations. At the front of this battle, our heroes stood strong, not wearing tights or capes, but uniforms, scrubs, masks, and gloves all ready to fight this for all of us.

The words “Thank You” don’t seem enough. How do we convey our gratitude to those that put their lives at risk so we can stay home with our families to flatten the curve? Here are a few ideas to say Thanks.

Restaurant Gift Cards

It would be great to give out large enough giftcards so they could take their whole family to dinner, but think about ways to stretch your funds farther to reach more heroes. Consider $5 - $10 gift cards to local restaurants. This will give enough money for either a drink or appetizer. It will also help the economy and struggling restaurants.

Food Drop Off

You will probably have to coordinate this in advance, but schedule a meal that you can deliver to our heroes. They will love some food to refuel. Dropoffs at police stations, fire halls, and emergency rooms are sure to boost morale.

Letters of Encouragement

Take the time to sit down with family and write letters of encouragement to these heroes, expressing your appreciation for what they’re doing. If you have children, get them to draw these heroes. Their artwork will be a blessing to these first responders. You can send them or hand-deliver (at a safe distance) to your local fire halls, police stations and hospitals. They are separated from their families right now; these letters will include them in yours.

"Heroes are extraordinary people who choose not to be ordinary." - Kevin Brown, Motivational Speaker/Author

Extreme Heat in Jefferson County

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

As temperatures increase, be sure to stay safe. Missouri weather is hot and humid, so stay hydrated!

As summer approaches, it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat in the coming months. Heat affects all people, but especially the young, elderly, sick, and overweight. Urban area residents also have a greater chance of being affected than those who live in rural areas due to the heat island effect.

If you must go outside, wear loose- fitting, light-colored clothing, and be sure to apply sunscreen often. Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion, which are heavy sweating; weakness;cold, pale, and clammy skin; nausea or vomiting; and fainting, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is life- threatening. Signs of heat stroke are a high body temperature (103°+), rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness. If you think someone has heat stroke, call 911 immediately and move the person somewhere cool. Reduce body temperature with cool, wet cloths or a bath. Do not give a person with heat stroke fluids, and treat the situation as a serious medical emergency (CDC).

According to the EPA, “the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50–90°F hotter than the air, while shaded or moist surfaces—often in more rural surroundings—remain close to air temperatures.” These surface heat islands are strongest during the day when the sun is shining, while the atmospheric heat islands are more likely after sunset “due to the slow release of heat from urban infrastructure.”

Whether you are in an urban or rural area, there are several things you can do to prepare for and prevent extreme heat from affecting you. If possible, stay indoors in air conditioning. Be sure to check on your pets who may be outdoors or bring them inside. Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake.

If you live in a humid climate, be aware of the heat index. The heat index factors in the humidity, which can make the temperature feel 15° hotter.

Extreme heat is a serious danger. For more information on preparation and prevention, visit ready.gov or cdc.gov.