Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, and oil burn incompletely. The heating and cooking equipment in your home can also be sources of carbon monoxide. As more fuels are burned in your home during the winter season, the threat for carbon monoxide issues can increase. The National Fire Protection Association suggests installing a CO detector and consider these helpful tips to stay safe:
Install CO alarms in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every floor in the home. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home so when one sounds, they all sound.
The everyday activities in your building naturally produce contaminants, such as dander, dust and chemicals. These pollutants require an HVAC system to work harder to heat and cool a facility. Pollutants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated an average of 5 to 7 times per day. Over time, this recirculation causes a build-up of pollutants in the duct work. Removing these pollutants allows the HVAC system to work more efficiently and result in improved cost-effectiveness.*
When Phil Mason & Ryan Mason heard that Paradiso Insurance was collecting pajamas, blankets, & other warm clothing for children in need, they were eager to help. Marketing Manager, Beth Markowski-Roop, delivered pajamas for boys and girls of all ages in support of this community campaign. All items collected thru “The Paradiso Pajama Party” will be donated to children who are in a foster home or DCF care. ServiceMaster By Mason was happy to give the gift of warmth this chilly winter season and YOU can too! Deliver your donations of pajamas and other warm clothing to Paradiso Insurance in Stafford Springs, CT.
Our hearts are heavy this week over the sudden passing of our long-time ServiceMaster By Mason colleague, Bruce Luther. Bruce was a stead-fast and loyal member of our team for over 25 years, serving as our in-house Mechanic, taking great care to keep our fleet of vehicles running smoothly each and every day. And if he couldn’t fix it, he would simply reach for a bigger hammer! Bruce lived life to the fullest and was an award-winning and accomplished roller skater, avid gardener, and enjoyed outdoor adventures, including getting lost while kayaking in the ocean to Block Island. And while the exterior was that of a salty New Englander, his many understated gestures of compassion and kindness towards others showed his beautiful soul. This included always being the first to the office each day, to make certain that our Technicians were prepared to begin their busy day. Even on his day off he would wait for our colleagues to arrive, before leaving to enjoy his weekly day at the Casino, where Bruce claimed he “would visit his money.” We are shocked and saddened by his passing and as he’s laid to rest, miss the man who was our charismatic; “Brucey” “El Presidente” “Merf” “Brucillini” “Brucimo” and “Jefe.” We grieve with his 6 children, other family members and pals, and simply miss our friend.
ServiceMaster By Mason is celebrating our 30th year serving our valued customers AND the community, and that includes providing love & support to those in need. And since hunger never takes a holiday, Phil Mason & Ryan Mason were eager to help the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center’s Food Pantry and recently provided cases of soup, pasta & sauce, cereal & more to assist residents in southeastern Connecticut. Marketing Manager, Beth Markowski-Roop stopped by this incredible organization with the donation, and checked out the PNC’s new Thrift Store filled with clothes, jewelry, housewares & so much more!
Need CE Credits? Then mark your calendar for our upcoming 1 hour, 3 hour & 4 hour CE Classes in Connecticut and Rhode Island, presented by ServiceMaster Restore. Our Continuing Education curriculum is a training program designed to help you lower loss ratios, reduce the size of property losses, improve customer service, and provide a hands-on approach to learning about the mitigation & remediation process.