Umpire

November 8, 2021

What's your communication?

Keeping Customers Everyone has a different medium to communicate. Some like Dave, write like master storytellers that get you engaged. Others are verbal and shine under the camera's lights, Dane comes to mind, conveying emotions. I communicate best with action, getting it done. In today's busy world, you need to consistently do all thr...
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September 22, 2021

Are you a wild boar, or a fox?

More than 2,600 years ago, a Greek guy called Aesop started telling stories with amazing life lessons at the end. Most of them were about animals. He told tales of ants and grasshoppers, lions and mice, and you’ve already heard the one with the tortoise and the hare, right? But the story we love most at Umpire, is the one about the Wil...
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September 10, 2021

Can you believe what these people said?

This email was almost going to be about the story of Umpire... how it all started back in 1962, the day we cleaned some fire damaged comic books, and what the blue P in our logo really means. But instead of telling you what we’re all about. I’ll let our Google reviewers do it instead… • Patrick said: “I had a late-night plumbing emerge...
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September 10, 2021

An invisible army wants to destroy your home

There’s an army waiting to ravage your home right now. Ready to do real damage. To inflict real pain. Without mercy. And you won’t even know it’s happening until it’s too late. I’m talking about mold. This stuff’s nasty. It holds no prisoners. All it needs is some food and a little bit of moisture, and it’s on the warpath. One of its f...
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September 10, 2021

How to stop your kitchen killing you

There’s no denying it: your kitchen is a death trap. With sharp metallic objects that slice and dice, and blenders that whizz around really fast, it’s a wonder you’ve got any fingers left. Then, if you’re not careful with your sink, that thing’ll overflow in the blink of an eye, making the floor nice and slippy for your next big tumble...
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September 10, 2021

Could you dodge four baseballs at once?

If I threw four baseballs at you right now, how many do you think you could dodge? Two? Maybe three? You’ve got no chance of dodging all four though. Now imagine those balls were big fat splodges of rain, powering down towards you from the sky at 100mph. You’re going to get wet, right? This kind of howling rain doesn’t fall very often,...
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September 10, 2021

How I saved my dog's life

I bought pet insurance. I should tell you an exciting story of adventure and death-defying acts that border on the impossible, but that's not my way, I like to give it straight and stick to the facts. Alpha, our 8-year-old German Shepherd, instantly started acting funny one evening. Stumbling around barely standing, white marshmallow f...
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September 10, 2021

Wet UFO's

Everyone has different views. I enjoy reading The Flip Side every morning, it's free and gives you differing views on current issues in a fun format. Today's read was about UFOs, Unidentified Flying Objects, you can read it @ this link. Who would have thought UFOs would be an issue? In the water damage industry, we don't have differing...
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September 10, 2021

Added sugars

"Added sugars include sugars that are added during the processing of foods (such as sucrose or dextrose), foods packaged as sweeteners (such as table sugar), sugars from syrups and honey, and sugars from concentrated fruit or vegetable juices. They do not include naturally occurring sugars that are found in milk, fruits, and vegetables...
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September 10, 2021

It really is free advice

I admire how HEY protects their email customers for free. They can afford to do this because they charge for their main service, email. Umpire makes a living by providing water, fire, and mold removal to homes and businesses. Doing that lets us offer free advice over the phone (or by email) when you just have questions and don't need s...
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