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Preventative Measures for Uncertain Times

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

Safety is our priority. SERVPRO will do whatever we can to keep you safe. Hopefully these tips can help!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to develop new strategies and update preventative guidelines in an effort to keep people safe and informed. To help extend some of this information and keep our Eastern NC brothers and sisters aware of our services, here are some updates.

Symptoms

Illness from COVID-19 is quite diverse, from mild to severe symptoms that can potentially even include death. According to the CDC, symptoms may appear two days to two weeks after exposure:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Many of these symptoms can be related to other conditions and illnesses, so It is very important to consult your medical provider if you develop any severe or concerning symptoms to determine what they are being caused by.

Expert Level Cleaning Services

The SERVPRO franchise professionals here at SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene are uniquely prepared and equipped during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have decades of experience in dealing with biological contaminants and other, similar pathogens. Our crews go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on their regular cleaning schedule.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and 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. We follow all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Need Specialized Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today (252)-329-7205

Minimize Your Risk

Tips and Best Practices to Minimize Your Risk

As our cities are beginning to reopen in “phases,” it is imperative to maintain vigilant, proactive and reactive measures to continue protecting yourself and others. Here are some tips to minimize your risks and exposure:

Don’t forget to give us a call

    • Clean hands with sanitizer of at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol content and wash your hands frequently
    • Avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes
    • Disinfect “high touch” surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, tables, doorknobs, and handrails regularly
    • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning
    • Clean your phone regularly
    • Wear a cloth or medical mask when around others, for their safety
    • Maintain social distancing standards regardless of time and place
    • Avoid direct contact when greeting others

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Keeping Your Greenville, NC Business Clean

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Washing hands Be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds under water as warm as you can stand.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to develop new strategies and update preventative guidelines in an effort to keep people safe and informed. To help extend some of this information and keep our Eastern NC brothers and sisters aware of our services, here are some updates.

Symptoms

Illness from COVID-19 is quite diverse, from mild to severe symptoms that can potentially even include death. According to the CDC, symptoms may appear two days to two weeks after exposure:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Many of these symptoms can be related to other conditions and illnesses, so It is very important to consult your medical provider if you develop any severe or concerning symptoms to determine what they are being caused by.

Expert Level Cleaning Services

The SERVPRO franchise professionals here at SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene are uniquely prepared and equipped during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have decades of experience in dealing with biological contaminants and other, similar pathogens. Our crews go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on their regular cleaning schedule.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and 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. We follow all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Need Specialized Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today: (252)-329-7205

Tips and Best Practices to Minimize Your Risk

As our cities are beginning to reopen in “phases”, it is imperative to maintain vigilant, proactive measures to continue protecting yourself and others. Here are some tips to minimize your risks and exposure:

Practice Good Hygiene

    • Clean hands with sanitizer of at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol content and wash your hands frequently
    • Avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes
    • Disinfect “high touch” surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, tables, doorknobs, and handrails regularly
    • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning

At The Office

    • Don’t shake hands – use other noncontact methods of greeting
    • Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible
    • When video calls aren’t an option, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
    • Disinfect “high touch” surfaces like desks, keyboards, light switches, doorknobs, and telephones
    • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings
    • Wear a mask to help protect others
    • Maintain social distancing regardless of time and place

Stay Home if...

    • You are feeling sick
    • You have a sick family member at home 

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Cleaning Greenville, NC First Responder Vehicles

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians cleaning police vehicles. Our crew was happy to be able to help keep our first responders safe!

As a part of the communities in Pitt and Greene counties, we here at SERVPRO knew we had to do something to help our home towns out in these unprecedented times.

As a national leader in fire and water damage remediation services (and much more!), we work with a wide variety of first responders to address each job appropriately. As such, we thought one of the best ways to show our appreciation was to assist the men and women at our local police and fire departments. They risk their lives and health to keep all of us safe, so we extended an offer to them for a free vehicle cleaning and disinfectant service. The Greenville Police Department was happy to accept our offer and over the course of a couple days, one of our crews were on site and available for every officers’ cleaning needs.

For information about our vehicle, house or business cleaning services, or for all other inquiries, call us today at: (252)-329-7205

Why SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene Counties Can Handle Any Size Job

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

While SERVPRO is comprised of many individually owned and operated franchises, like one massive family, we work together when needed to provide the absolute best service for our customers. This is never more important or as obvious as when a storm hits. Local franchises can handle a lot, but in the event of large-scale disasters such as when hurricanes, floods and cold snaps afflict entire counties, the incredible SERVPRO team comes together. This kind of unification allows SERVPRO to truly take on any sized job.

Just as our franchise stands ready to help our customers every day locally, so too do our heroes in green stand ready to travel for storm and other large damages when another area needs us. So when inclement weather or large-scale disaster looms on the horizon, you can count on SERVPRO to handle all of your fire, water and mold remediation needs.

Give us a call anytime you need us. We are available 24/7/365 at: (252)-329-7205. 

How SERVPRO Can Help New Bern Residents With Water Damage

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

Regardless of the size, water damages can impact the structure and air quality of affected homes and buildings over time. Handling every water related issue quickly and seriously can save you from much larger expenditures and frustrations in the long run. The trained IICRC Certified Technicians of SERVPRO of Craven/Pamlico have the knowledge and equipment to find and take care of moisture before more extensive damages occur.

Our crews are on standby 24/7 and will respond to your call with rapid response and the appropriate equipment when needed. Some of the equipment we use can make a tremendous difference, depending on your needs.

Armed with Moisture Sensors, our technicians can detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls that have no visible signs of damage.

Moisture Meters are a favorite go-to, used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials to determine if further drying efforts are necessary. The moisture tester provides accurate readings, allowing SERVPRO Professionals to monitor the drying process.

Thermo Hydrometers measure the temperature and relative humidity of targeted areas. This information enables SERVPRO Professionals to calculate and create an environment that is the most efficient for drying. Many types of water losses include contaminated water. This not only requires drying efforts, but typically disinfection and deodorization processes as well.

One of the best ways to achieve this is with our Fogger machines. These mighty little machines can be used to help deodorize as well as disinfect a wide variety of items and places, such as delicate upholstery and clothing to large structures and vehicles where there may be some areas that are difficult to get to otherwise.

For the technology, training and rapid response you can rely on, give us a call at (252)-637-7274 so we can make it "Like it never even happened."®  

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO banner stating that we are "HERE TO HELP." No matter your needs, the professionals at SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene are ready to help.

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.

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 perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and 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 Pitt/Greene, (252)-329-7205

A Professional Cleaning in Greenville, NC Can Remove Stubborn Scents

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Dogs playing in water. We love having our our dogs around us; their scent, not so much.

Of the many reasons to have a professional cleaning and remediation company assist with your needs, their technological equipment is certainly an excellent benefit. One of the amazing things SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene Counties can bring to the table are our ozone machines. Otherwise known as activated oxygen machines, they cleanse the air in your home or business of stubborn odors that can persist even after their source has been removed and the area cleaned. We often use these machines to eliminate smoke odors after a fire. This process is done by converting the oxygen we breath (with a molecular composition of O2), into ozone (O3). 

Other stubborn odors such as those from food and pets are also removed by this process. These machines are small but the impact they can have is huge! If you have an odor that you’ve been trying to get rid of, call SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene Counties to have one of our IICRC Certified Technicians help. (252)-329-7205

Cleaning Greenville, NC Businesses

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Owners of commercial businesses don’t always have the time to be concerned about things like excess wear areas that can lead to having more dirt and dust in the office. Typically, that's what regular cleaning by maintenance or janitorial staff are for. While their services can go a long way, sometimes odor, moisture and grime can get beyond their limits. Having experts in cleaning and restoration like us here at SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene come in can take care of those stubborn odors and stains and can get your floors looking clean and professional.

SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene Counties understand that time is valuable. Our IICRC Certified technicians will make sure that the job is done expediently and correctly. With over 20 years of experience and over 100 exclusive cleaning products at our disposal, we are prepared and equipped to handle nearly anything your home or business needs. Some of our areas of expertise include:

  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Fire and Water Damage
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

Give us a call at: (252)-329-7205 for more information.

What To Expect After A Water Damage in Greenville, NC

2/7/2020 (Permalink)

Water is seen covering lower parts of several buildings. Flooding is just one of the many ways water damage can occur.

Understanding how quickly water damage can turn from a problem to a nightmare is imperative to responding appropriately.

The first hour of a water damage can quickly saturate walls, furniture, personal items and anything else that might be in its path. The finish from your furniture can bleed onto carpets, likely permanently damaging them. Even if furniture isn’t nearby, many carpets can bleed their own dye out, running the risk of staining other parts of the material or other objects on or near them. Any paper-based belonging such as photos and books will wick up the moisture, swell and warp.

Within the first 24 hours, serious degradation to items such as metals can occur, leading to rust and tarnish. Drywall tends to absorb water and swell, causing it to breakdown. Wood swells and cracks and musty odors begin to form.  

Within the first week, even more robust metals and woods begin to corrode and deteriorate. Doors, windows and structural components such as joists and studs begin to swell. Paint begins to bubble and blister on walls and serious warping can form on hardwood flooring. Mold and mildew begin to show visible signs, especially on upholstered goods. Health risks and major bio-hazard contamination is possible.

After a week of untreated water damage, remediation efforts become significantly more expensive and time consuming. Most everything at this point is contaminated and likely needs replaced. Serious structural rebuilding and mold remediation are probable for safety.

Fire Damage To Your Greenville, NC Business

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Wisps of smoke are displayed as a representation for fire damage.  Smoke can be one of the most damaging secondary effects of a fire.

When a fire hits your Greenville, NC business, the often surreal experience can make the reality of the situation hard to digest. Extensive damages, temporarily closing down your business and trying to find outside assistance to get you back on your feet are just a few of the things that will likely cross your mind.

Fire damage remediation is a much more complex task than many realize: Ensuring the rebuild process goes smoothly, making sure insurers are satisfied with all service providers providing reliability as a constant and of course, repairing damages. Serious planning and correct implementation are crucial for a successful fire damage remediation. SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene Counties offers professional restoration services with this in mind to help make the process as smooth and pain-free as possible.

Our expert staff have seen numerous types of fire damages in their decades of collective experience. Even water infiltration that often occurs as secondary damage from fire-fighting measures are considered when we head out to help. This is tremendously helpful as our IICRC certified technicians understand that time is of the essence when dealing with water related damages.

The SERVPRO experience attempts every effort to get your business back up and running as quickly and smoothly as possible. From the start of the job to the finish, we will work diligently to help you through a fire damage.