Holiday Cards Get A Second Chance

For the past few weeks we have been busy collecting all the used holiday cards we can get our hands on.   This afternoon will be mailing out a box full of them to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.   The holidays may be over but these cards will definitely be back in someones mailbox next year.

For more information on the card recycling program or to purchase some of the cards for yourself go to https://stjudesranch.org/about-us/recycled-card-program/

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Project Manager for NYC region!

MAXONS has an opportunity to join our Project Management Team in our New York City office! 

Project Managers at Maxons Restorations, Inc. are the front line of our company.  This role evaluates damaged properties, and helps guide our customers and clients through the restoration and remediation process.

The Project Manager role splits its time between the field and the office so travel will be required within the metropolitan area.  The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication and leadership skills with the ability to direct, organize and coordinate various priorities. Duties include emergency response, heavy client/vendor interaction, project inspection, estimating, reporting, negotiation and collections. Experience in the service industry is preferred. Knowledge of Xactimate or other estimating software and of restoration, remediation, cleaning and construction and a college degree are a plus.  Disaster Restoration Project Management experience, Insurance Adjusting, property management experience is a plus.

Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to employment@maxons.com.  Resumes without salary requirements mentioned will not be considered.  This is a full time, salary role with benefits.

Frozen Pipes Now Thawing & Breaking

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The Polar Vortex may be gone but the aftermath of the arctic chill has left countless pipe bursts within homes and businesses causing gushing water and a disruption to services.

Maxons would like to remind you to stay vigilant during this thaw time as pipes and mains that you may not have realized were frozen are just as likely to burst when they thaw as when they freeze.  Be sure to check on vacation homes and unheated interior areas like basements, crawl spaces, attics, garages and kitchen cabinets.

Water leaks from pipes are a common cause of mold growth. The worst leaks are the ones that go undetected because they are hidden out of view, like inside a wall. By the time you discover these leaks, mold has usually already started to grow.  The sooner you can detect the leak or burst the better.

Some weather experts predict that this may not be the only freeze we experience this winter so be sure to reacquaint yourself with the below tips, print out the Maxons Pipe Break Tip Sheet and keep it handy.  

 How To Look For Leaks

  • Trust yourself – you may not know what’s right, but you can usually spot what’s wrong.
  • Puddles of water big or small under sinks, near floorboards, water marks on the ceiling, etc.
  • Move the clutter – most slow leaks under sinks and in basements are missed because they can’t be seen. 
  • If your sink has no water, or perhaps cold water but no hot water your pipe is probably frozen. 
  • Take the time to look in and around hard-to-find spots like crawl spaces or along outside walls.
  • Look at over exposed pipes, like those leading to a water heater.    
  • Touch the walls and see if they feel damp.    
  • Keep an eye on your water meter.  Turn off all faucets, outlets and water
    using appliances. Look at the dial on your water meter. If the dial on the
    water meter is moving (watch it for at least 10 minutes), it means there is water running through the meter. If the water is running through the meter and the water valve is shut off, this indicates there is a leak in the line.
  • Watch your bill. Compare your current water use to past use.  
  • Consider installing water alarms for areas that are hard to see or reach. 

 Remember, leaks don’t go away on their own, they only get worse with time. They cause property damage and can become expensive to repair. Take care of leaks as soon as they are identified, it saves water, money, and limits the complications of water damage.

If you need assistance with polar vortex related damage assessment, restoration, remediation, repair or just some friendly advice please give us a call and we’ll do our very best to help.

For more tips on preventing pipe breaks and limiting the damage of a flood click here.

To download Maxons Pipe Break Tip Sheet click here.

Stay safe,

 
 
 

Congratulations to Ed Christenson, our newest Certified Restorer!

All of us here at Maxons want to offer Ed Christenson, CR, our Congratulations on earning his Certified Restorer designation from RIA!  We are so proud of his efforts to complete this certification and are happy to have him as a valuable member of the Maxons Team!

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Regional Manager