Some Key Information For Those Affected By Wild Fires

Some Key Information For Those Affected By Wild Fires

  Wildfires are a huge tragedy in our country. Every year millions of acres and hundreds of thousands of home are affected by them. The cost not only to the Departments and Agencies that fight them but to the innocent homeowners is astronomical. Statistics for 2012 show that 67,774 wildfires burned more than 9.3 million acres in the United States costing the US Government almost $2 Billion trying to suppress them. The tough part is that this cost the statistics…

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If You Want It Then You Have To Earn It

If You Want It Then You Have To Earn It

How does that saying go… Although I do believe that showing up early bright eyed and bushy tailed gives that little birdie an advantage over the other little birdies, it still doesn’t mean he’s getting the worm. He needs to do more than shown up to seal the deal. The worm has to be earned. So ask yourself what are you doing to earn your jobs? There are 3 key ways that we earn jobs in any industry. One is…

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We Decided To Put On An Extra Class…You Coming?

We Decided To Put On An Extra Class…You Coming?

Due to popular demand we have decided to add an extra class into our schedule this year. Normally our schedule is April and October. But for those of you that missed our Spring class the good news is you won’t have to wait until October to add a huge high value service to your cleaning business. We have added a special class this June on the 12th and 13th at our Washington State location. What will the class cover? How…

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Do You Clean It Or Is It Destroyed?

Do You Clean It Or Is It Destroyed?

Sometimes it is painfully obvious that an item is destroyed and you cannot clean it. But for the times that it’s not quite so obvious you really need to apply some common sense here and ask yourself a few questions. First and foremost you need to know if this item is even something that the homeowner wants to keep. Quite often we hold onto things with the thought that one day we may use them and want to keep them…

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10 Ways To Boost Employee Morale

10 Ways To Boost Employee Morale

Let’s face it there are some big challenges when you are the boss. There’s the checkbook to balance, bills to pay, marketing to be done and business plans to be written. But there are some things that if not done and done well will make all the other things on your to do list a mute point. One of those things is your employee’s morale. Or as I like to call them your Team. This can be a scary topic…

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Be Completely Dedicated To Your Work

Be Completely Dedicated To Your Work

When a homeowner is in the middle of all of the devastation they really need you to be in it for the right reasons. It’s so important to understand just what your client is going thru during an insurance loss. They not only need your help cleaning and restoring their home but also saving and restoring as much as you can of their personal belongings. And doing this means knowing proper cleaning techniques, how to deal with the adjuster and…

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Do You Think I Am A Ten??

Do You Think I Am A Ten??

I often wonder if business owners ever ask their clients this question. Think about it… When was the last time you were asked by a service based business how you would rate them say on a scale of 1-10? 10 being AWESOME! I am guessing your answer is probably never. I’m not sure why they don’t ask us. I mean don’t they want to know what we want so they can give us more of it?? If they aren’t making…

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Not Every Fire Is A Packout…

Not Every Fire Is A Packout…

Sometimes cleaning up after a fire is not as difficult as you might think. Especially when you don’t have to packout the entire house in order to clean and deodorize the structure. Your homeowner as well as your adjuster will love you for a clean in place over a packout anyday. The homeowner will be out of their home for a much shorter time and feel way less stressed because of it. Especially around the holidays. It’s a win win…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

At Firehouse we try to express to our clients and our coaching members just how important you all are to us but we especially want to step back and take a moment to really really express our gratitude durring the Holiday Season. We found the typed word just wasn’t going to do so we did a short little video that we hope you enjoy:)

The Devastation Is Far From Over

The Devastation Is Far From Over

On October 29th Super Storm Sandy hit the United States devastating New Jersey and New York as well as wreeking havac on 22 other states before calling it quits. After many lives were lost and millions were left without power the worst seemed to be over. But is it really?? The waves are no longer crashing into the shore and the winds have stopped blowing but the storm is far from over for those left behind . In fact for some the…

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