Air Quality of your Business
After a long few months of working from home, businesses have been sitting dormant collecting dust and moving a lot less air through their systems. Now that everyone is headed back to the office and we are about to head into the cold winter months, have you taken the proper steps to ensure the health of your employees?
Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your business.
SERVPRO of Lapeer will inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).
Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give your employers cleaner air to breathe.
The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:
- Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
- May help to eliminate offensive odors.
- Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.
Everyone will be on high alert this year, wondering about every sneeze and cough. Do what you can to eliminate any contributing factors by calling SERVPRO of Lapeer and provide your employees with a safe and healthy work environment.
Fall Fire Safety
The cooler weather has arrived and with that comes warm cozy sweaters, the burning of all fall scented candles and the constant baking of every dessert that includes pumpkins or apples.
In the middle of all the warm fuzzy feelings, let's take a second to talk fall fire safety.
-Candles look and smell great but they are not always practical for families with younger children. Keeping them high up on a shelf or counter does not always guarantee safety. Kids love to climb, especially when they see that pretty orange flickering light. Battery operated candles are just as beautiful, last a lot longer and are a lot safer.
- Baking is a fall must and it is also a great skill to teach your kids. Just be sure to use proper kitchen safety. Keep the stove top clean from any grease or dust. Keep towels away from the stove top and make sure everything is completely turned off when you are finished.
SERVPRO Water Restoration
When talking about our wonderful state of Michigan, a few things comes to mind.
The many large and beautiful lakes make for awesome boating months in our warm summer season and beautiful blankets of white snow cover the ground in winter creating a wonderland for skiing, sledding and ice fishing. It is safe to say that WATER plays a big part in just about everything we do.
Unfortunately, water also plays the biggest part in Michigan home and business damage every year.
Knowing this, SERVPRO of Lapeer has assembled the areas leading team in water restoration.
Our professionals provide 24/7 emergency services with quicker response times and our efficiency and communication between the customer and insurance adjusters make us a preferred vendor for many nation wide insurance companies.
The team at SERVPRO of Lapeer has extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.
We proudly serve both residential and commercial properties.
SERVPRO of Lapeer
Our Answer to Fire Damage
Fires can be devastating in so many ways. After the fire is put out, you are left with water damage from a sprinkler system or fire hose, and even worse is the lingering smell of smoke. You need a team of professionals who have certified training in all areas of restoration to help you rid that awful smell and take care of all the damage while you take care of the most important thing, your family.
As fire restoration pros, SERVPRO of Lapeer use 2 primary methods to eliminate odor
1. Dry fogging- Dispenses solvent based deodorants as very small particles
2. Ozone- Activated oxygen quickly dissipates with no residue, fragrances, or chemicals that some can be sensitive to.
Call SERVPRO of Lapeer today for any of your restoration needs.
Bathroom Water Disasters
14,000 US citizens have a water related issue in there home every day. Allot of these issues come from a home owners bathroom. Anything from a leaky or overflowing toilet, a crack in the pipes, or an overflowing sink from faulty valves, can leave a home owner with a major loss on there hands.
These simple suggestions could keep you from being a statistic.
- Frequently test valves for your toilet, shower, and sink to ensure they are properly working.
- Check faucet supply lines hidden under vanities and replace when needed.
- If you notice a clog in your sink, call in a professional.
- Keep an eye out for rust or brown colored stains in the drywall. This may be a sign that something is wrong with the hidden pipes.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
Our 3 C's........
- Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
- Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
- Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.
SERVPRO of Lapeer is ready for your call 365 days a year and 24 hours a day!
SERVPRO of Lapeer- Storm Dream Team
Storm and water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Lapeer understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.
If You Have Questions or Need Help,
Call Us Today (810-664-1000)
SERVPRO of Lapeer specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. They pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. They utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Lapeer can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, they will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage. For additional information, check out Contents Claim Inventory Service.
SERVPRO and Your Insurance Company
Why choose SERVPRO for your repairs and restoration?
We offer you and your insurance company a variety of competitive advantages.
-Our professionals pride themselves on restoring your home or property correctly the first time and in a timely manner so you can get back to your life. This will allow for lower claims costs for your insurance provider and satisfied customers.
-Our large team of professionals are trained for any size disaster. This means a quicker response time for your home or business.
-SERVPRO franchise professionals can provide an itemized loss inventory. You will receive an Excel formatted report and pictures of important items.
-SERVPRO Franchise Professionals must agree to 21 different guidelines to receive Insurance Client referrals. From insurance to background checks on employees, each requirement is maintained continually to help ensure clients get the best possible service providers performing work.
What to Look for as Businesses Reopen
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the definition of clean and has 89% of consumers nervous about returning to the retail world.
SERVPRO cleaning specialist in Flint, recommends paying attention to four key things as businesses reopen.
1. Look for "signs" of clean
When you first walk into the building you should immediately look for signs that the space has been cleaned recently. A clean space will be free of visible dirt and trash. Fingerprints in high traffic areas are a good sign that cleaning is not high priority. Standalone sanitation stations are a good sign that disinfecting is a priority. Many businesses are also hanging signage to remind guests to use proper social distancing protocols.
2. What adjustments have staff made?
Everyone has a responsibility to stop the spread of coronavirus. The staff of retail businesses, restaurants, or community centers should be properly trained in CDC-approved cleaning methods. If employees are not using proper techniques or products, it might be due to a lack of proper training. Look for staff who are wearing gloves and masks and are practicing safe distancing when interacting with customers.
3. What adjustment has the business made to the physical space?
Many businesses and facilities have made physical changed to their buildings to help reduce the risk of spreading illness. The business may adjust to traffic flow of patrons to prevent congested areas. Contactless point-of-sale are becoming more common, and many businesses are constructing barriers between employees and guests. Some have even added markers on the floor to indicate the safe 6-feet distance. One good way to help prevent the spread of infection is to reduce the number of touch points, such as propping doors open and opening windows to increase airflow. Some of the businesses are going a step further and reducing the number of customers allowed inside the space at one time.
4. Does it look like " business as usual?"
in the same way that the country changed following 9/11, what we once knew as "normal" may change forever. If a facility is still operating gin the way it did before the coronavirus pandemic, there is a good chance the managers or staff are not taking the illness seriously and are not prioritizing the health of their employees and guests. many have reduced there hours of operation or offered times when they are open only for at-risk individuals, such as senior citizens or those who are immune-compromised. Before stepping out of your door, check the company's social media pages or their website for communications about their hours and the steps they are taking to protect patrons. These locations should be following federal, state, and local mandates with regard to safety.
Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
SERVPRO specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, helping to remediate damage,making it "Like it never even happened," for both commercial and residential customers.
Our Thank you to Everyone on The Front Line
In an effort to thank our first responders for what they are doing to protect our communities, we are currently offering sanitizing and fogging services for ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars at no cost. We know each company is taking their own precautions, we are offering our services as a professional cleaning company to go above and beyond for you as a thank you.
We are reaching out individually to the first responders in our area, but we want to make sure we don’t miss anyone.
For anyone that would like to be scheduled, or has questions, please contact marketing manager Lauren Goslee on her cell phone at 810-569-2861.
Thank you to everyone who is working so hard to keep us safe in the fight against COVID-19.