03 Aug Message From Our Office Manager: Chalan Rump
First and foremost, I would like to personally thank every single employee that is apart of the All Dry USA family! I have been given the opportunity to be apart of this company as we evolve into the next growth phase. I am beyond excited to see where we can take this business as we continue to grow our market share at every location.
One of my biggest goals with this company is to break down barriers. Every individual at this company has something great to contribute but sometimes communication can be an obstacle. It is so important that everyone has a voice that can be heard. Some of the best company feedback comes from the employees that are on the ground as everyone has their own uniquely valuable input. We cannot fear communication, whether good or bad, as it is the cornerstone for our business. Both with the customers and among our staff, we have to be an open book as to avoid the mishandling of essential information.
We have the potential to create an amazing culture at this company. Everyone here has something to offer, so together we can accomplish things beyond the scope of any expectations previously set for this company. I am excited to work for a company that understands the value of all employees as well as our customers. Certainly, if employees are cared for, our customers will get reciprocated. We are going to work diligently to ensure we have the best work environment possible for everyone and we appreciate all your feedback!
If I can offer help in any capacity please let me know and I look forward to working with you all!
THIS MONTH’S ALL-STAR: MARY ANNE DALTON
CONGRATULATIONS MARY ANNE!
Mary Anne Dalton is the head (and the heart) of all things financial within the All Dry USA family. Accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll processing for all FIVE locations are just a few of the MANY things that she juggles on a day to day basis. Whether it is a $20,000 invoice or a $2.00 invoice, Mary Anne is on top of it. She might be petite but her work ethic is mighty.
When Mary Anne isn’t tucked away behind her desk or calculator, she likes to spend time with her family including her parents, husband, son and two dogs Xena & Bailey. Family means the world to her. She isn’t only dedicated to her family at home but also to her work family, All Dry USA.
People are and will always be our greatest asset. Your abilities and contributions are an important key to the success of our entire operation. Take a moment to reflect upon your accomplishments and take pride in knowing that you are an important member of our team.Thank you, Mary Anne, for your hard work and dedication.
LICENSED MOLD REMEDIATION CONTRACTOR IN TEXAS
Chuck Sprague is the Operations Manager of our Katy, TX location. He started with All Dry USA in 2015 as a Technician’s Assistant in our Deerfield Beach, FL office. Through his hard work and determination, he quickly moved up the ranks from Technician to Mold Supervisor before taking on his current role as Operations Manager in Texas.
Chuck’s immense knowledge in the restoration industry is constantly growing through his hands on experience and continuing education. His impressive list of certifications and licensure include: IICRC certified technician in Water Restoration, Fire & Smoke Restoration, Applied Microbial Remediation, NORMI certified Mold Assessor and Mold Remediator. He is licensed in the state of Florida as a Mold Related Services Remediation Contractor and his most recent achievement – a licensed Mold Remediation Contractor in Texas.
Congratulations Chuck! Your success and achievements are an inspiration to the All Dry USA Team. We hope you are as proud of yourself, as we are of you.
FLORIDA – ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!
Customer called for emergency tarp service which lead to a dry out, mold remediation and a contracted roof replacement. One call, we will handle it all.
NEW YORK – PIPE BURSTS AT LOCAL JEWISH CENTER, OY VEY!
When the Mishegas (yiddish word for crazy) begins who do they call? All Dry USA!
You can lose as much as 400 liters of water an hour if a pipe bursts. To put that into perspective, your average bathtub can hold up to 200 liters, meaning that two full bathtubs of water will be entering your house every hour.
TEXAS -LANDS ANOTHER CHURCH JOB!
When a large loss emergency call comes in it is all hands on deck and this team is no stranger to remediation in churches. Check out our newest employee Kelsey, getting her first hands on experience.
ILLINOIS – PENICILLIN OR PENICILLIUM- WHAT’S IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET?
Penicillium mold naturally produces the antibiotic penicillin, but that wasn’t the type of mold this customer found in their medicine cabinet. Great job IL team for making their home healthy again.
NEW YORK (OC) – DISASTER AVOIDED
Rather than removing the hard wood floors the team took advantage of a state of the art Mat System, which uses the power of a high-pressure blower to draw moisture right through the surface of the floor.
A tropical storm classifies as a hurricane when its winds reach the speed of at least 74 mph. The fastest recorded hurricane wind speed is 215 mph during Patricia in 2015.
Hurricanes are powerful tropical storms that occur in the Atlantic Ocean & Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes that form in the Northwest Pacific (near Japan) are called typhoons. Those occurring in the South Pacific or Indian Oceans are called cyclones.
Florida is hit by at least 40% of the hurricanes that occur in America.
The word hurricane comes from the Taino Native American word “hurucane”, meaning evil spirit of the wind.
Slow moving hurricanes produce more rainfall & can cause more damage from flooding than faster- moving, more powerful hurricanes.
Hurricanes can vary widely in size, with diameters ranging anywhere between 100 to 1000 miles wide. For comparison, the state of Texas is 660 miles wide.
Hurricanes form over the warm ocean water of the tropics. When warm moist air over the water rises, it is replaced by cooler air. The cooler air will then warm and start to rise. This cycle causes huge storm clouds to form. These storm clouds will begin to rotate with the spin of the Earth forming an organized system. If there is enough warm water, the cycle will continue & the storm clouds and wind speeds will grow causing a hurricane to form.
Hurricanes rotate around a circular center called the “eye”, where it is generally calm with no clouds. Surrounding the eye is the eye wall- the most dangerous part of a hurricane with the strongest winds, thickest clouds & heaviest rain.
A huge hurricane can release energy equivalent to 10 atomic bombs per second. Over the course of the last 200 years, nearly 2 million deaths have been caused by hurricanes. Approximately, 90% of those deaths are due to flooding.