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What to Look for as Businesses Reopen

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

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. 

Rid the Sickness with SERVPRO of Lapeer

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

The CDC estimates that almost 62,000 people died from the flu in the 2018-2019 flu season. That is the highest it has been in over 4 decades. The spread of the flu from person to person often happens in our work places or our children's schools and daycare facilities. 

Let SERVPRO of Lapeer help to keep your business as germ free as possible. We have an amazing, specially trained cleaning team that can come in and address every inch of your business. 

What we offer:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Document Restoration
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

Commercial Restoration

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Lapeer & SERVPRO of Grand Blanc

SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Certifications:

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm

How to Reduce Your Heating Bill With Winter

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Keep Your Furnace System Clean

SERVPRO of Lapeer is not just a restoration company. We specialize in cleaning as well. If your furnace gets dirty it has to work extra hard, using extra power and possibly still performing less than a clean unit would. Our specialists can come out and properly clean your duct system and evaluate the dirt buildup on your blower blades. Excessive build up on your blades can severely decrease efficiency. 

Check your Homes Insulation

Insulation in the walls of your attic actually play a big part in keeping your home warm. Allot of cool air can be trapped up there, causing the furnace to work double time to heat your house. Make sure that the vents in your attic are clear so air can easily flow where it is needed.

What you Should Know about Sewage Backup

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

All sewage backups are an emergency and should be treated as such. The water may contain viruses and bacteria that can make you sick. SERVPRO of Lapeer has trained professionals who come in to your home ready to quickly and efficiently take care of the problem.

When describing the damage and severity of a sewage back up, three categories are used 

Category 1 or Clean Wateris water that comes from a clean source such as a faucet or clean water supply line. If left unattended this type of water can quickly move to a category 2 or 3.

Category 2 or Gray Watermay contain bacteria and would cause illness or discomfort if digested.

Category 3 or Black Water is extremely unsanitary and can cause death or severe illness if ingested. This type of water comes from the toilet bowl with feces or water from beyond the toilet trap. 

Call SERVPRO of Lapeer today for any of your restoration needs.

810-644-1000

What Can SERVPRO of Lapeer Offer your Business?

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

Shutting down your business because of a disaster can really put you in the negative. That is why SERVPRO of Lapeer has specially trained professionals who will arrive on site within hours and minimize the disruption to you and your customers. 

Let SERVPRO of Lapeer help with any fire, water and mold needs you have. 

  • Small office buildings
  • Large office/High rise buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores 
  • Large retail/Big Box-Stores
  • High Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial 
  • Government/Military

If your business has not been affected by a catastrophic event and you simply just need some deep cleaning done in those hard to reach areas we have a specialized team for that as well. We will leave you with a beautiful and clean business so you can worry about the hard stuff. 

We are here to help!

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Shutting down your business because of a disaster can really put you in the negative. That is why SERVPRO of Lapeer has specially trained professionals who will arrive on site within hours and minimize the disruption to you and your customers. 

Let SERVPRO of Lapeer help with any fire, water and mold needs you have. 

  • Small office buildings
  • Large office/High rise buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores 
  • Large retail/Big Box-Stores
  • High Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial 
  • Government/Military

If your business has not been affected by a catastrophic event and you simply just need some deep cleaning done in those hard to reach areas we have a specialized team for that as well.

SERVPRO of Lapeer

810-664-1000

Commercial Water Damage

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

We all get very busy with our day to day schedules and water damage can really put a wrench in your plans. As inconvenient and  time consuming as it may be, leaving water damage for even 1 day can make things significantly worse.

Within Minutes water will spread throughout your property soaking into drywall, upholstery and other belongings. 

Within the first 24 hours drywall will spread and break, metal surfaces begin to tarnish and a musty odor becomes present.

Within 48 hours to a week mold and mildew grow and spread, paint blisters, wood flooring swells and doors and windows swell and warp.

After 1 week of being untreated, the time and money needed for restoration significantly increase and the home or business may no longer be structurally sound.

If you travel south for the winter have a friend or family member check on your home every few days and if your business has a basement be sure to check it regularly.  

Disinfecting Clean: Biohazard Job

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

A few weeks ago, we received a call from a company in need of a disinfecting clean. A physical Therapy Company recently learned that one of their patients was diagnosed with C-diff Colitis, a highly contagious bacterial infection that typically resides in the colon. Their facility was shut down directly after receiving the news. We received the call shortly after 4:00 PM and started mobilizing our staff. This was an all hands-on deck situation, as the business needed to reopen the next day. Our staff quickly packed their vehicles, grabbed the proper Personal Protection Equipment and hit the road.

Upon arrival, the crew visited the neighboring store to get the key to the building. Given the nature of the job, prior to entering the building, our crew needed to put on a full Tyvek suit and full-face respirator to ensure that they could safely clean the facility. Our crew knocked that cleaning job out in just 2 hours and the company was able to reopen the next day with their mind at ease.

Massive Warehouse Cleaning

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

Kitchen in the office section after our staff finished cleaning it.

A few weeks ago, our team completed a 75,000 square foot general cleaning job. The current owner of the building was looking to sell but was unable to do so due to the amount of black carbon dust in the building. It seemed to cover every inch of the building. It didn’t seem to matter if you were in the main office or out in the warehouse, the thickness of the dust remained the same.

In the warehouse portion of the building, we had to rent a Zamboni to clean the floor due to the dust and the surface area being covered. To see a difference in the flooring, we had to clean the floor 2-3 times. Thank goodness for the Zamboni! On the other side of the warehouse, there were 30+ racks that needed to be wiped down and the floor cleaned under. It took us several days to complete these tasks, but the warehouse looks amazing!

On the inside of the building, the carpets were covered in dirt and dust. Due to foot traffic, it was all stomped into the ground. The walls, lights and walls were all covered in carbon dust and needed to be cleaned prior to the floors being done. The bathrooms were destroyed and blackened with carbon dust, more so than any other room in the building. The kitchen was neglected, and every inch of the cupboards and appliances needed to be cleaned. Using SERVPRO cleaning products and a lot of arm muscle, the office portion is now sparkling!

In the end, we were able to clean this warehouse in just over 2 weeks. The owner will hopefully have no problems selling with warehouse and the new owners will be able to move in with confidence!

Sump Pump Failure leads to Flooding Issues

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

The Utility room was continuously flooding throughout the day, until we arrived.

On April 19th, we received a water loss at a commercial site in the Goodrich area. What we thought was a standard category 1 water loss, was actually a category 3. Over the weekend, they lost power in an ice storm and their sump pump failed, causing the toilets to overflow and flood the building. The employees attempted to clean the water up themselves, but quickly learned that it was a much bigger job than they were equipped to handle on their own and called us.

Upon our Production Manager, Darren arriving on site and conducting our initial surveillance, we learned that there was little to no moisture in the walls. The flooring was not so lucky. After conducting several moisture reading tests throughout the effected areas, we learned that all of the flooring, approximately 500 sqft, will have to be removed.

Later that day, our crew arrived on site to start demoing the effected area. This demo included: The main hallway, 7 rooms and 4 bathrooms. All flooring was removed, and two feet of drywall and insulation from the floor up. Air movers were strategically placed to produce the most desirable air flow and the most efficient drying process. Furthermore, dehumidifiers were used to assist the air movers in their task.

In the end, we have another happy customer and a commercial property that is back up and running as if it “Never even happened.”

Commercial Emergency Restoration Services

7/30/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lapeer provides professional residential and commercial emergency restoration services for disasters of all sizes. From water and flood damage, to fire damage and mold remediation, SERVPRO of Lapeer in Oxford are available 24/7 to clean up and repair damage to residential and commercial property. 

Why choose SERVPRO emergency restoration services?

  • Emergency disaster service available 24/7
  • Rapid response to disasters of all sizes
  • IICRC-certified water restoration specialists
  • Affordable Prices
  • Quickly Friendly Service

When disaster strikes your business, every hour spent on recovery could equal hundreds, even thousands of dollars of lost revenue. Fast and efficient disaster cleanup is crucial. Our professional commercial and large loss restoration specialists will be there fast to get your business up and running again.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

 

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Lapeer & SERVPRO of Grand Blanc

SERVPRO of Lapeer & Grand Blanc specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet Our Crew

http://www.SERVPROlapeer.com/employee-photos

Certifications:

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm