Archive for January 16, 2014

2014: A year of giving

Since our inception in 1991, we have endeavoured to hold fundraising events for worthwhile causes including Macmillan cancer support, Children in Need, CRY, Movember, staff members, and national campaigns. As well as continuing our support for these deserving charities, we are looking to extend our reach to the local area, and build relationships with groups across the regions we cover. To kick off our new year of giving, we are scrubbing the non-slip floor of the Diamond Tadley Scout Hut, which is home to the local scouting groups, as well as WI meetings, and dance classes. The building was opened with great anticipation in February 2012, and has since been in constant use. As the site received more and more footfall during the year, Tadley Scout Group chairman Brian Spray decided that it was time to get the venue back to its best. After contacting ServiceMaster Clean Newbury, it was agreed that the floor would be cleaned and buffed in January.

“When Chairman Brian Spray contacted ServiceMaster Clean of Newbury for a quotation, we had already begun discussing our involvement in the local community, and were considering ways in which we could help groups in 2014. The timing was perfect, and we waived the fees involved in the clean, as we thought it would be a great start to the year for our own community efforts, and for the scout groups, who would benefit from the clean.” Says ServiceMaster Clean Newbury MD, Nick Dee Shapland.

The clean went to plan from the start, and left chairman Brian Spray delighted with the work undertaken: “We had been considering getting the floor cleaned before the building was finished, as we have about 200 people using the hut in a typical week. We found ServiceMaster Clean in the Newbury Weekly News for the customer service award win, and we’ve had no problems. The service has been great and the results are very noticeable. I’m looking forward to seeing the team for next year’s floor clean”.

Washout start to 2014

As the news has been telling us, we have experienced some of the worst flooding in years, due to heavy rainfall over the festive period. With a matter of days between outbursts, there has been little chance for the country’s drainage systems to keep up with the extra pressure, resulting in inaccessible roads, irreparable damage to homes and property, and destroyed flood defences. So far, cost of the damage is still rising as people do their best to maintain a sense of normality, although across most of the UK, the weather seems to be calming. Once the dirty flood water has receded, homes across the UK are left with dirty, sewage-ridden carpets and furniture, often with sentimental value. The aftermath of the flooding tends to get overlooked, and people can feel overwhelmed with the amount of destruction around them. A good home & contents insurance policy should cover the restoration or replacement of damaged items, but if you discover your policy isn’t up to scratch, our disaster restoration team are highly skilled and sensitive to dealing with flood damaged properties.