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Memorial Day Woes

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

A hamburger flies through the air. Holidays with hamburgers are the best.

A fire is just about the worst thing a business owner can have happen. Picture this: the last day of the week arrives. Monday is Memorial Day, so nobody will be back in the office until Tuesday morning. With thoughts of BBQ, swimming pools, and time with family and friends flooding your mind, you close up shop and make your way to your truck.
In the early AM hours of Saturday morning, a tired cross-country truck driver tosses a lit cigarette butt out on to the highway. It gets caught in the wind, rolling into nearby brush. A small ember turns into a modest fire, which travels into a nearby parking lot. This happens to be your parking lot. Seemingly in the blink of an eye, embers have blown their way to your offices roof, catching leaves on fire in the gutters. The entire office is now ablaze, sending thick plumes of smoke into the air and signaling passing drivers to the inferno that has spontaneously appeared. One of them calls the fire department and they respond accordingly; cutting into the roof to drop water on the towering flames. They get the fire out, smoke and steam rising into the summer night.
When you get the phone call about your business being reduced to a soggy pile of wood and ash, two things go through your mind.

1. "Why did it have to be on a holiday weekend?"
2. "I had better call SERVPRO of Walnut."

Our technicians are experts at restoring businesses after a fire. If your office space goes up in flames, make sure that SERVPRO of Walnut is your first call. Oh, and have an extra hamburger for us.

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