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We’re Here & Ready To SERVE

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

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The last few weeks have been unprecedented and stressful with families doing their best to navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. In times such as these, it is more important than ever that we come together as a community to support one another during this time of need. Students are now online learning and adults are working remotely if they have the ability to. Know that the SERVPRO of Greensboro North team is still operational and actively serving the residents of Greensboro and the surrounding community.

We’re continuing to offer our services in fire, water, and mold damage remediation and mitigation. Whether it’s a fire that causes smoke damage in your kitchen. An overflowing tub or sink that causes standing water in your bathroom, or mold damage that you’ve never noticed until now. With more people at home now the likelihood of unfortunate incidents may increase and we want to ensure you that we’ll be here one you need us.

Our production technicians are also taking extra precautions during these precarious times. They are now wearing masks and disposable gloves when entering people’s homes or places of business. They’re also regularly disinfecting their company vehicles.

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Greensboro North, (336) 379-1772.

Critical Points For Your Next Commercial Cleaning

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

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We’re living in quite stressful times at the moment and no one is sure when the effects of COVID-19 may subside. Nevertheless, life will go on and your employees will eventually return back to their workplaces whether it’s an office, factory, or retail space. Minimizing the opportunity for infectious diseases to take hold in those spaces is crucial to protect the health of your staff. Choosing to hire an experienced and knowledgeable commercial cleaning company to proactively disinfect your property before your team returns to work is a necessary investment.

Before hiring on a commercial cleaning company there are five important characteristics you want to utilize.

1. Hire a reputable company with experience in biohazard cleanup and remediation.

2. The company is trained and has access to proper protective equipment.

3. Utilizes an EPA recognized hospital-grade disinfectant.

4. Comfortable giving upfront work protocols and pricing.

5. Successful track record of meeting client’s needs.

Your SERVPRO of Greensboro North team is readily available to assess your needs if such events arise. We can be contacted at (336) 379-1772.

Measuring The Severity Of Your Water Loss

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

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Encountered a water loss can certainly put a damper on your plans for the weekend or the vacation you were planning for later on in the year. Whether the loss was caused due to factors from a severe rainstorm that battered your neighborhood earlier in the week. A sewage backup that you weren’t expecting to occur or an accidental overuse of a water output source. That water output source could be a sink, toilet, or bathtub that was left on and ran over caused your bathroom or kitchen to be flooded. In such trying times it’s quite easy to become overwhelmed with the situation. 

SERVPRO of Burlington wants to serve you well and in our efforts to do will provide you an insight into several of the terms you’ll hear our crew use once we’ve arrived on the scene. 

Category 1/Cat 1 - This is relatively clean water in the sense that the source was from a sink, bathtub faucet, or showerhead where the water has no measurable contaminants. 

Category 2/Cat 2 - Water in this category does contain contaminants such as microorganisms which may cause sickness. Many cases result from an overflow of a toilet bowl. 

Category 3/Cat 3 - Water is heavily contaminated with harmful bacteria and other toxic agents. This includes sewage, standing water, and water infiltration from rivers and streams into your property. 

SERVPRO of Greensboro North is available 24/7 to respond to your water loss situations and can be reached at (336) 379-1772.

SERVPRO of Greensboro North is Here to Help during this time of need

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

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During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. Our local SERVPRO has experience in resolving biohazard situations and has also received certifications from the IICRC. 

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis. Here at our local SERVPRO of Greensboro North we’ve partnered with authorities when encountering such situations. 

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, ad tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Greensboro North,  (336) 379-1772.

Proper Cleanup and Disinfectant Procedures For Your Home or Office

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

In recent weeks the CDC has reported increasing cases of COVID-19 impacting the United States. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets from people who are already infected. During these stressful times it’s critical you take steps to reduce the likelihood of yourself or love one’s becoming infected. 

Starting off from a personal hygiene standpoint remember to cover your mouth with a tissue or paper towel when you cough or sneeze. Immediately throw it in the garbage afterward. Secondly, minimize touching your face. It can be difficult to do and is often a common occurrence throughout the day, however, people seemingly become sick through touching a surface where germs are present then touching their mouths, eyes, or nose, the main entryways of the outside world into a person’s body. 

Secondly, be proactive in your cleaning habits for your home. Utilizing CDC approved disinfectants to clean kitchen and bathroom countertops is a great next step. These are high touch surfaces for people especially if you reside in a property where a lot of people are present. Cleaning those surfaces regularly and thoroughly is quintessential in your proactive efforts. 

Your SERVPRO of Greensboro North team is readily available to assess your needs if such events arise. We can be contacted at (336) 379-1772.

Property Checkup Checklist For Fire Safety

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

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This upcoming Sunday, March 4 the entire country minus Arizona will be springing forward an hour. During this time people will adjust schedules and also their analog clocks that don’t automatically add an hour when daylight savings starts. It’s also a great time to do a checkup around the interior and exterior of your property for fire safety precautions. 

The checkup of the interior of your property weather a home or residence should most importantly include the fire alarm. Ensuring that your fire alarm is well maintained and functions correction could protect yourself, family, and employees from dubious harm. Check to ensure that the battery has not died out and that the ringing sound for the alarm is audible to all corners of the property. 

Secondly, check all the windows of your property to ensure they’ll able to be opened easily from the inside. Teach your children how to properly open and close a window so that if the worst does occur they’ll be prepared. 

Lastly, when you sleep it’s best to close your bedroom door including your children’s room. Doing so may prevent a fire from entering your or their room for a portion of time allowing them to escape outdoors through a window.

The SERVPRO of Greensboro North team can be reached at (336) 379-1772.

The Winter Storm That Was Not

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

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This winter season has been quite calm here in the Piedmont Triad. That was until last week when the area received its first measurable snowfall in over a year. Yes, that’s right, over a year, Greensboro, as well as the rest of the central region of North Carolina, has gone without snow since December 10, 2018. With the impending snowstorm as many people were perceiving it began being forecasted on the local news. It went back and forth between several inches to barely inch if everything predicted, came to the past. 

Fortunately, when the snowstorm did arrive in Greensboro, it was not as terrible as it could have been. Public school systems, of course, took upmost precautions to protect the most vulnerable. For the most part, though, the winter storm turned out not to be as disastrous as previous storms that have impacted the area. Regardless, the SERVPRO of Greensboro North team is available 24/7 to assist you with any storm damage to your property whether impacted by snow, wind or any other sort of storm damage. 

The SERVPRO of Greensboro North team can be reached at (336) 379-1772.

Protecting Your Business During The Winter

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Often times when discussing property damage, people often refer to their homes which makes sense since the home is where the heart is”. Nevertheless, if you own a property for business purposes whether it be an office, retail shop, restaurant, etc. It’s important to be concerned with that financial investment as well as being that the weather doesn’t pick and choose which buildings to impact. 

With the winter season upon us, many business owners will close for a week, or two to spend time with loved ones and honestly, probably take a break from running a business. Being away from the office though for a substantial amount of time may result in unattended consequences one you and your staff return after the holiday. If Snow and ice storms occur it can render your property inaccessible leading to you being unable to evaluate any damage until local municipalities clear the roads. Water damage may happen from the interior as well as pipes may burst due to freezing temperatures and lack of water flow. 

Being aware of these possibilities is the responsibility of any business owner and taking a few simple steps may help reduce the likelihood of the situations happening as stated above. 

  1. Plan for the possibility of a weather event cutting off your access to your property. Are there any other routes to gain access to your property and see if there are any of your staff members that live near your property to check on it regularly during the holiday break. 
  2. It may be best to leave a faucet slightly turned on in order to keep water flowing through your pipes in order to prevent the possibility of your pipes bursting. 

If you’ve experienced a fire and fire damage to your business or home, then call us at SERVPRO of Greensboro North. We can be reached at (336) 379-1772.

Keeping Your Air Clean For Your Employees

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

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The SERVPRO of Greensboro North team provides a multitude of services to help restore your property after an unfortunate circumstance whether due to fire, water, or storm damage. Another service our team brings to the community is commercial duct cleaning which may contribute to the overall well-being of your staff. Maintaining your air filtration pathways throughout your commercial property is important to your employee's health and the overall durability of the system to function correctly. 

Allowing your air duct system to go without a periodic cleaning may result in the deterioration of your system due to the humidity levels of your space. Water infiltration may do a significant amount of damage to your system and may even cause mold to build up. Mold building up in your system may begin to circulate throughout your entire space. This may cause your employees and regular visitors to your establishment to begin to experience respiratory problems and may even lead to an infection. 

Fortunately, your SERVPRO of Greensboro North is well-equipped to clean your air duct system and restore it to prior status to keep your staff healthy. 

If you’ve experienced a fire or water damage to your business or home, then call us at SERVPRO of Greensboro North. We can be reached at (336) 379-1772.

You Can't Control The Weather

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

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One of the facts of life is that we can’t control the weather. Rain, wind, tornadoes, ice, and snow are weather occurrences that are bound to happen especially in North Carolina where we tend to express all four seasons regardless of the current season we’re in. There are many steps that you can take to prepare your property for the impending elements, but if your property is damaged are you financially prepared to repair the damages.

Unfortunately, for many property owners who choose to forgo insurance are typically overwhelmed by the cost of restoration after the damage occurs. The importance of carrying insurance on your property even if it’s paid for can not be overstated. Older buildings are especially subjectable to damage from winter weather storms including snow and ice. Heavy snow on an older home can cause the roof to collapse causing serious damage to both the exterior and interior of your home. Cost may go well into the thousands which for most people are funds that aren’t readily available. Ice storms can cause trees surrounding your home to fall onto your home if the ice is thick enough. 

Searching for the right insurance provider is paramount to protecting your property and your finances. Stay connected to SERVPRO of Greensboro North by following us on social media where will be posting blogs on how to screen insurance providers for the best one. 

If you’ve experienced a fire and fire damage to your business or home, then call us at SERVPRO of Greensboro North. We can be reached at (336) 379-1772.