Healthy Home News – June 2016
Greetings From Your Friends at Referral Cleaning & Restoration!
Better days are finally here! We hope you have been able to spend some time outside, enjoying the sunshine and warmer temps! We have officially entered our busy season for the year and our team has been helping so many Fort Wayne families to stay clean, dry and healthy. Read on to see what’s up at Referral…
What’s Up At Referral
Welcome Malana and Jason
We want to welcome Malana and Jason to the team at Referral! Malana will be our new office assistant. She has many years of administrative experience and a great personality. When you call Referral, you just might get Malana on the phone, so welcome her to the team! Jason will be our newest cleaning and restoration technician. He has several years of cleaning experience and is a very nice family man. If Jason is scheduled to clean your home or workplace, welcome him to the team and to the city of Fort Wayne!
Referral is still looking to hire 1-2 more cleaning and restoration technicians since we have been so busy. If you refer a new employee to us, we will reward you with a $100 FINDER’S FEE after their first 90 days on the job. Please visit www.ReferralCareers.com to see more details and how to apply.
In May, our cleaning and restoration technician, Jeremy, celebrated his two year anniversary with Referral. We are so happy to have Jeremy on our team. He is so friendly and great with our customers and we love his positive attitude. Jeremy is also a very hard worker – he loves a good stain removal challenge – and he one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. In his free time, he loves spending time with his girlfriend and his daughter. If Jeremy is scheduled to clean your home or workplace, wish him a happy anniversary!
Also in May, our equipment maintenance technician, Alex, celebrated his one year anniversary with Referral. He works very hard behind the scenes to keep all of our equipment running properly, he keeps our vans cleaned and stocked with supplies, and he keeps our garage organized. In his free time, Alex enjoys working out and spending time in his beloved Jeep.
Water Damage Recap
On May 10, Fort Wayne received 2.5 inches of rain in a few hours. This led to many flooded homes in the area. Our awesome team worked through the night to get many homeowners dried out and back to normal within a few days. Our goal is always to “get in and get out” with our extracting and drying equipment. Some restoration companies tend to needlessly remove trim and drywall after water damage occurs. This may be necessary in some very seriously damaged situations, but generally, Referral can extract the water and apply the principle of Hot, Dry Airflow to the damaged areas. It is our goal to remove moisture from your home to prevent mold and odor without turning your home into a construction site so your life can return to normal ASAP. To read more about this, visit our Water Restoration Process page on our website.
In fact, during the month of May, one Fort Wayne homeowner discovered water in their basement on a Wednesday night. Referral arrived first thing in the morning on Thursday to extract the water and set up drying equipment and the entire basement was dry by early Friday evening. Our customer was so happy because their daughter’s wedding was on Saturday afternoon! Just remember, if you become the unfortunate victim of a water damage, Referral can get you back to clean, dry and healthy status very quickly! Add our number to your cell phone in case of emergency: 260-483-4383.
June Customer Contest
For the month of June, Referral is having another giveaway for our awesome customers! Each customer who has used our services in the past and leaves us an online review between June 2 – 30, 2016 will be entered to win a $25 gift card of their choice or a $25 cleaning credit! Plus, when you leave Referral an online review at any time, you will always automatically receive a $10 cleaning credit. The random drawing for the gift card will take place on Thursday July 7 at Referral’s monthly staff meeting. We will also choose our favorite review after we gather our Feedback Forms for the month and our online reviews for the month – the person who leaves us the best, glowing, positive review will be win a $25 gift card of their choice or a $25 cleaning credit. The winner will be notified by email/phone and via Facebook. You have two chances to win!
Most likely, as you were researching local cleaning companies, you talked to friends and family about their experiences or you sought out reviews online. Now it’s your turn to Pay It Forward and help someone else discover why Referral is the best cleaning and restoration company in Fort Wayne! To leave Referral an online review, please visit any of our online sites below:
May 2016 Winners
- Random Drawing Winner: Cesar Vargas
- Best Review/Feedback Form Winner: Lisa McCleskey
Congratulations! Thank you so much for your positive reviews and feedback! Enjoy your rewards from Referral!
Before & After Pic of the Month
Sometimes it is hard to tell what color grout is actually supposed to be! The pits and grooves in tile can make it hard to tell what color the tile is supposed to be too! This tile and grout needed a thorough, professional cleaning and Referral was happy to get it back to looking new again. To read more about our tile and grout cleaning process, click here.
Testimonial of the Month
Referral Cleaning and Restoration is the BEST in Fort Wayne! We first used Referral many years ago when we had carpet we hoped to “save” with cleaning & stain removal. They did exactly that! More recently, over the past 4 years in our new house they have saved us when an appliance company caused a big flood in our home during the night, causing immediate water damage to the ceiling of our basement as well as much other damage. Alan responded quickly to my call & they immediately & very professionally took care of the problem. We had another water problem due to a plumbing leak & again they responded immediately in the late hours of the night & saved us. Over the past 4 years they have gotten the stains out of a carpet multiple times in a bedroom/bathroom. I was sure it would never come out & left the carpet looking nearly new again each time. Very recently they again performed their miracles on that carpeting & left it looking so good we are able to put off replacing it for at least another year. They performed cleaning & sealing of our kitchen tile leaving it looking beautiful. They’re prompt & extremely professional from the office staff through the staff that came to our home. I trust them implicitly and will never use another cleaning or water restoration company. I highly recommend them to anyone considering floor, furniture, carpet cleaning or water restoration work. – Lisa McCleskey
Life Hack of the Month
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Having Fun In Fort Wayne
Events and Shows Around Fort Wayne
Friday June 3 – Night Moves Running Series at JK O’Donnell’s
Saturday June 4 (Every Saturday in June) – YLNI Farmer’s Market
Sunday June 5 – Lake City Skiers 2016 Season Begins
Sunday June 5 – 12 – Germanfest at Headwaters Park
Tuesday June 7 – The Monkees at The Foellinger Theatre
Wednesday June 8 – (Every Wednesday in June) Summer Nights at The Embassy Theatre
Thursday June 9 (Every Thursday in June) – Lunch on the Plaza at Freimann Square
Saturday June 11 – Pedal, Paddle, Play at Fort Wayne Outfitters
Wednesday June 15 – Minions at The Foellinger Theatre (FREE)
Wednesday June 15 – Play Day at Lakeside Park
Saturday June 18 – PUGFest at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Saturday June 18 – Northern Indiana Pet Expo at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Saturday June 18 – Styx at The Foellinger Theatre
Wednesday June 22 – Tomorrowland at The Foellinger Theatre (FREE)
Saturday June 24 – The Glo Run at The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Saturday June 24 – Night Moves Running Series at One Lucky Guitar
Saturday June 25 – BuskerFest at Downtown Fort Wayne (FREE)
Sunday June 26 – Weird Al Yankovic at The Foellinger Theatre
Wednesday June 29 – Goosebumps at The Foellinger Theatre (FREE)
Sports Around Fort Wayne
Art & Music Around Fort Wayne
- The Wunderkammer Company
- Jennifer Fort Art Gallery
- Three Rivers Music Theatre
- Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Outdoor Fun Around Fort Wayne
- Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
- Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot
- Zagster Bike Share
- Northside Pool
- McMillen Pool (opens June 4)
- Memorial Pool (opens June 4)
- Splash Pad
The Referral Team
2901 Parnell Ave.
Referral’s Mission: To earn Customer Cheerleaders by creating clean, dry and healthy homes and workplaces.