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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic, and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for the cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Quincy today at  217-223-2993 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO of Quincy - Community Blessing Boxes

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of Mini Food Pantry-Blessing Box Blessing Box - Mini Pantry located just South of 7th & Maine, Quincy, IL.

Why SERVPRO? Because we Care!

So, what makes SERVPRO of Quincy different? Why would I choose them over their competition?

Well, several things stand out when thinking about how to answer these questions. First of all, the professionalism and caring nature of our staff. When asked what the favorite part of their jobs was, all have said: "Helping someone in their time of need and making a difference."

It is easy to see this in the quality of work that each of them produces on a daily basis. Doing the work in the same manner that they would if it were their own personal loss.

Another way and a very good reason for the why is, SERVPRO's care for the Community. We were told of the need by the local Neighborhood Federation for several Blessing Boxes - Mini Food Pantries. Our construction team stepped up and made two. They are now placed in much needed areas of the city. SERVPRO continues to collect food and distributes that food daily to these boxes. 

It is Great to be Here in the Community. Here to Help.

SERVPRO of Quincy - WGEM News Coverage

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

WGEM story on SERVPRO of Quincy SERVPRO of Quincy owner Tim Maguire fogging an office with Disinfectant.

SERVPRO of Quincy - Cleaning Services

With spring cleaning kicking into overdrive, one local cleaning business says they're seeing an increase in people requesting their services.

SERVPRO of Quincy owner Tim Maguire said he's seeing a surge in businesses requesting his services.

He said his days are filled with deep cleaning now that spring cleaning is picking up and people cleaning now more than ever because of the pandemic.

"Most of the requests we've been getting are for the COVID-19 cleaning, kind of going along with what homeowners and businesses are doing. We're coming in to help with the fogging," Maguire said.

Maguire said people should wipe down any frequently used items, but said his services come into play for hard to reach places.

"We are wiping things down and giving it a really thorough cleaning as far as the confirmed cases, we've only done one of those and that's just a different level of cleaning, a little bit more detail-oriented. It's the same precautionary procedures: respirators, Tyvek suits, gloves, and full PPE," he said.

Maguire said SERVPRO uses CDC approved medical grade disinfectants and is nowhere near running out.

He said it's important for him to be able to do these services but says it's a community's worth of teamwork in keeping people safe.

"This is just one extra step and a precautionary measure to keep the risk down. But continue to wipe down all of your high touch areas, your light-switches, your faucets, your toilets, your sinks," Maguire said.

He said if you have questions you can call SERVPRO 217- 223-2993.

Original story by WGEM - Charity Bell

https://wgem.com/2020/04/26/cleaning-services-seeing-a-surge-in-business-requests/#.Xqc797O712Y.email

Guidance for Businesses (COVID-19)

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

Preparing Workplaces for a COVID-19 Outbreak

With what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we can set up current guidelines to help our businesses and employees. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus has continued to spread internationally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available.

How best to decrease the spread of COVID-19

Employers need to include activities in one or more of the following areas:

Reduce transmission among employees

Encourage sick employees and those with sick household members to stay at home. Plus, identify where and how workers may be exposed to COVID-19 at work. Employers should immediately separate sick employees from other employees and customers. And educate your employees about how they can reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Healthy Business Operations

Implement flexible sick leave and supportive policies and practices. Determine how you will operate if absenteeism spikes from increases in sick employees, those who stay home to care for sick family members, and those who must stay home to watch their children if they are dismissed from childcare facilities. Establish policies and practices for social distancing and support respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene for employees and customers. 

If you have questions about your business or you are interested in General Disinfection of your business, please contact us 24/7/365

217-223-2993

www.SERVPROquincyil.com

Further details on all things COVID-19 can be found here at our source: COVID-19 Website

SERVPRO of Quincy answers the Call

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

Local Medical Facility Need

When a local medical facility called and was in need of 30 negative air scrubbers, SERVPRO of Quincy was HERE TO HELP. 

What on Earth are Negative Air Scrubbers?

Designed for restoration, abatement, and remediation contractors for use in cleaning and controlling air quality and creating negative pressure in a work area. The uniquely designed filtration system with 99.97% @ 0.3 micron HEPA filter is ideal for capturing smoke, fumes, mold spores, dust, and other particulates in order to return clean air back to the environment.

COVID-19 calls for New Practices

With many temporary sites and facilities being utilized in many different ways, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, these facilities are sometimes in need of better air quality. This is where we have stepped in and got them what they required. Providing the negative air scrubbers has allowed these facilities to utilize spaces that otherwise would not have worked in these circumstances.

If your Medical Facility is utilizing temporary spaces and is in need of this same type of service, please reach out to us.

We can be reached here 24/7/365

217-223-2993

www.SERVPROquincyil.com

We are Cleaning Experts

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Here to Help over Virus picture SERVPRO of Quincy - Here to Help!

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

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 Quincy 

217-223-2993

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Knowing Weather Terms During Winter

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Winter snow scene with the words: Storm Damage, We are Here to Help! SERVPRO: Always Here to Help!

Be Prepared - Know your Winter Terms

Winter Weather Advisory:  You can expect winter weather conditions. These conditions can cause everything to slow down and can be a real inconvenience. These can also produce life-threatening hazards.

Frost/Freeze Warning:  You can expect below-freezing temperatures. Be prepared to allow extra time when traveling. Prepare your home and water pipes with insulation. Protect outdoor plants by covering them or moving them indoors. Make sure any pets have adequate shelter or the ability to come inside.

Winter Storm Watch:  You should be alert and prepared; a winter storm is likely in your area.

Winter Storm Warning:  You need to take immediate action, a winter storm is in your area or will be entering your area soon.

Blizzard Warning:  Seek warm shelter immediately! Heavy snow and strong winds are forecast. Near-zero visibility, heavy snow, deep snowdrifts, and life-threatening wind chill are very likely.

For any winter storm damage that may occur, remember SERVPRO of Quincy;

We are Always Here to Help!

Call us anytime 24/7/365 

217-223-2993

Business 2020: Resolutions

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

2020 numbers on concrete planter Grow your Business by Preparing for 2020 Photo by Rodney, Gainous on Unsplash

2020 Business Resolutions

Many people resolve to better themselves or some part of their life with each new year. But, how many take the time to think about their businesses? With 2020 just around the corner, what is your resolution for your business?

Four (4) things you should consider when planning your businesses New Year:

Set Goals:

  • When you set goals, they must be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and have a Timeline.

Piorizitaion is crucial:

  • Focus only on what will make a difference to your bottom line.

Implementation:

  • Do Not over-complicate the process. Get things done, period.

Be Ready:

  • This year, make a resolution to be READY. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can prepare for it. The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are "Ready for whatever happens" in 2020. 

Our ERP's encompass all four of these aspects. So, set a GOAL to get one done. PRIORITIZE an ERP into your business schedule. IMPLEMENTATION is key to an ERP being beneficial. Be READY! Call SERVPRO of Quincy today, schedule your ERP and be prepared for the NEW YEAR!

217-223-2993  

Pipe Insulation

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Picture of Coiled Pipe Insulation Pipe Insulation: shutterstock.com - bobvila.com

Benefits of Pipe Insulation

Besides keeping your pipes from freezing, proper pipe insulation has many benefits. You can actually improve your home's safety and efficiency.

Pipe insulation goes a long way toward preventing frozen pipes. Pipe insulation can help keep the water in your plumbing system from turning to ice and expanding and in turn bursting the pipes and causing extensive and sometimes expensive damage. But pipe insulation also performs several far less dramatic roles in the home. These not only help the homeowner save money on utility bills, but also make everyday life a little easier.

Minimizing Heat Gain and Loss

Among the unsung benefits of pipe insulation, its ability to minimize heat gain and loss may be the most important. As water travels along the plumbing lines in a home without pipe insulation, hot water tends to lose heat and cold water tends to gain heat. Introduce pipe insulation, and you greatly diminish these otherwise inevitable inefficiencies.

Controlling Condensation
When the surfaces of plumbing pipes are cooler than the surrounding air, insulation helps control the condensation that, if left unchecked, would slowly corrode the pipes and their fittings, eventually leading to a massive failure.

Selecting Your Insulation
There are several types of pipe insulation, each made of different materials and capable of insulating to a different degree.

  • Conventional foam insulation
  • Self-sealing foam insulation
  • Spray foam insulation
  • Fiberglass pipe covers

If you have not yet insulated your pipes, we recommend that you do so because of the problems that may arise. In the event you have burst or leaking pipes and need Expert Help in cleaning up the mess, call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Quincy. We can be reached 24/7/365:     217-223-2993

For further source Info on this please visit:

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-insulate-pipes/

SERVPRO Cares

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Three men, winners of First Responder Awards First Responders of the Year: Travis Helkey, Douglas Orr, Devin Conkright

SERVPRO of Quincy Cares

SERVPRO of Quincy cares about and appreciates our Local Heroes: Our First Responders.


First Responder Reward Dinner

SERVPRO of Quincy held a reward dinner and celebration for their first-ever winners of the SERVPRO 2019 First Responders Bowl event.
SERVPRO received nominations of individuals that exemplified what it means to be a First Responder.
From those nominations, they chose the following three individuals, one of which (Travis Helkey) was sent to the National level as well!

Firefighter - Devin M. Conkright - Barry, IL Fire Department
Police - Travis Helkey - IL State Police Dist. 20 - Pittsfield, IL
EMS - Douglas Orr - Adams County EMT and Paramedic
Association - Quincy, IL

The award dinner and celebration for these winners was held on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
This dinner was held at Riverside Smoke House and Grill, 222 S. 3rd St., Quincy, IL.
The event included a dinner and then a presentation of awards. Each winner's nominator had a chance to speak about why they nominated these individuals.
Each winner received praised for their hard work and dedication as well as their selfless acts of always helping and looking out for others.
SERVPRO also gave a monetary donation of $500 to each of the respective units as a small way of saying, Thank you.

Please join us in our Celebration and Appreciation of these three outstanding individuals and First Responders.

CONGRATULATIONS Travis, Douglas and Devin!

We will be looking for other outstanding First Responders for 2020. Please let us know who it is that you believe exemplifies being a First Responder.

Contact us: 217-223-2993 or SERVPRO9649sales@gmail.com