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Saving Ardmore Middle School - Daily Ardmoreite

Saving Ardmore Middle School - Daily ArdmoreiteSaving Ardmore Middle School - Daily ArdmoreitePosted: 25 Oct 2019 12:00 AM PDTAlmost 18 months after a water pipe burst at Ardmore Middle School and flooded more than half the building, principal Cindy Huddleston was able to tell the Ardmore City Schools Board of Education this month that the last of the tile has finally been replaced.Insurance claims from the incident are more than $740,000, but recent interviews with Huddleston and maintenance director Chris Kennedy suggest damage could have been drastically worse if quick thinking staff members had not been there. In no uncertain terms, they both said who was responsible for preventing the worst from happening."The faculty and staff saved Ardmore Middle School," said Huddleston.May 4, 2018 was a professional development day for teachers and staff at Ardmore Middle School. While students were taking advantage of a long weekend just a few weeks before summer break, only facult…

“Water main break damages City Hall in Crestwood; cleanup to last weeks - Call Newspapers” plus 2 more

“Water main break damages City Hall in Crestwood; cleanup to last weeks - Call Newspapers” plus 2 more

Water main break damages City Hall in Crestwood; cleanup to last weeks - Call Newspapers

Posted: 13 Aug 2019 03:14 PM PDT

A water main break at Watson Plaza Drive last week led to a boil advisory for Crestwood and Sunset Hills, and caused significant damage to Crestwood City Hall.

A 20-inch Missouri American Water main adjacent to Crestwood City Hall broke Aug. 10, causing significant flooding into the building.

The main served one of the water storage tanks behind City Hall.

The basement of City Hall had over a foot of standing water. The basement contains the offices for the Fire Department, Public Works administration and some Police Department operations, according to a Facebook post by Crestwood Mayor Grant Mabie outlining the damage.

The basement also contains storage areas for files, backup equipment and telephone and IT equipment, said Mabie.

Water also made its way into the main floor of the building, affecting the lobby, parts of the Board of Aldermen Chambers, the HR Department and the Municipal Court.

"Missouri American Water has assumed responsibility for the clean-up and damage, and restoration company," said Mabie in his Facebook post Saturday evening. "Document recovery companies are on site working to remediate the damage and salvage as best as possible any water-damaged records."

As of Monday, all the water had been cleared from the building, said City Administrator Kris Simpson in an email to The Call. Cleanup is expected to continue for a few days, and reconstruction will take several weeks.

Some workers have been displaced from their offices and will have to work out of temporary spaces, Simpson said.

A M.A.D.D. meeting scheduled for Monday had to be rescheduled, but Simpson does not anticipate any other meetings to be affected.

Royal Dry Cleaners turns to HiGlo - Laundry and Cleaning News

Posted: 13 Aug 2019 01:35 AM PDT

13 August 2019

COMPLEX CLEANING: Cole & Wilson's Hemant Zavery is pictured with Vinod Chauhan, director of Royal Dry Cleaners and the team


Cole & Wilson introduced its unique all-round drycleaning solvent, HiGlo, into the UK in 2015 as an innovative alternative to the more traditional perchlorethylene. Royal Dry Cleaners, based in Leicester, handles a large amount of specialist garments every week, where 90% of their business is drycleaning due to the complex and delicate nature of the articles they take in to clean.

Developed by Cole & Wilson, part of the Christeyns UK group, HiGlo is designed to tackle delicate fabrics and offers excellent cleaning in all types of multi-solvent or hydrocarbon drycleaning machines.

Vinod Chauhan is the director of Royal Dry Cleaners, which specialises in the drycleaning of Asian clothing and the restoration of garments damaged by fire or flood.  "Due to the nature of clothing from Indian manufacturers, we have no reassurance on how the fabric will wash therefore it is safer to dry clean.  With HiGlo we can tackle dirt and stains but still be gentle on the fabric itself, which is usually highly beaded and decorated."

Royal also deal with smoke and water damaged clothing due to fire and flood, taking in consignments from all across the country. The company is a member of Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN), an international organisation of highly trained professional textile restoration experts.

"We have been very pleased with the results after using HiGlo for six weeks now," said Vinod. "Cole & Wilson's expert technical team, guided us in this new process, programming and setting up the drycleaning machine. Garments are definitely brighter, a softer handle, with a pleasant smell.  In the longer term, we plan to move more of our machines onto HiGlo."

Cleaning with HiGlo requires a normal process time of around 50-65 minutes and due to the nature of the solvent the garments come out crease free, meaning reduced time needs to be spent on finishing.

Royal runs three shops in the Leicester area as well as a processing unit and Christeyns has provided training on HiGlo for all the company's staff.

Award recognizes teamwork of PuroClean's Chris Sanford - Warwick Beacon

Posted: 12 Aug 2019 02:33 PM PDT


Chris Sanford, owner of PuroClean Disaster Restoration in Warwick was awarded PuroClean's Brand Promise Award at the company's recently held convention at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan.

"It is an honor to be recognized by PuroClean as a person who embodies our team's core values and servant heart," said Sanford. "Together, as one team, we can achieve anything and with the support of all of our franchise owners, we can showcase the strength of PuroClean's brand and the promise we make to each of our customers."

Selected from more than 280 franchises across North America, Sanford was recognized for his unparalleled teamwork, loyalty, dedication to the brand, camaraderie, service excellence, and ultimately doing whatever it takes every single day.

Sanford began his entrepreneurial venture with the opening of PuroClean Disaster Restoration in 2007 as a result of his passion to help people in need. For the last 12 years, he has served his community providing water damage remediation, flood water removal, fire and smoke damage remediation, mold removal, and biohazard cleanup to commercial and residential customers in their times of need, while staying active in the Navy during this entrepreneurial venture. In 2011, he deployed to Uganda for 18 months, returning to a 61 percent sales dip. Chris worked tirelessly to reverse the downturn, eventually increasing numbers to where they were prior to his deployment, showing his commitment to the brand and willingness to do whatever it takes.

"We are proud to have exemplary franchise owners like Chris in the PuroClean family who are not only passionate about helping their local communities, but helping the brand grow as a whole and implementing innovative initiatives that align with our mission to lead with a servant heart," said Steve White, PuroClean president & COO. "We look forward to seeing his passion continue to shine through each of our franchise owners as they also work to embody our brand promise."

 Sanford has also shown support to military veterans by bringing forth initiatives to the PuroClean brand, such as leading the massive signing of the Statement of Support Program at this year's annual convention. The Statement of Support Program is the cornerstone of the Employer Support of The Guard & Reserves (ESGR), which aims to encourage employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Currently, around 15 percent of franchise owners and team members have a background in military service, including White who is a veteran U.S. Army Captain.

PuroClean has become one of the leading restoration franchise companies in the nation. Each year, PuroClean performs thousands of jobs throughout the United States and Canada, providing restoration services from common household mishaps to large-scale disasters.


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