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Preventing Commercial Fires In Brunswick
SERVPRO of Brunswick is always ready for cleanups after fire and water damage in both residential and commercial properties.
There were 18,700 office and store fires in 2019, causing property damage. The cost of those fires is estimated to be over $740 million dollars. That is according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Here are some things to consider:
Install high-quality smoke detectors on or near the ceilings of your business in all areas, including warehouses and outlying buildings. Installing Carbon Monoxide alarms in the same areas is always a good idea since CO is an odorless and colorless gas produced by burning fuels.
Ensure that you have multipurpose fire extinguishers readily accessible in several areas of your property, and make sure your staff knows where they are and how to use them properly.
Have your HVAC unit inspected on a regular basis. Employ a professional for these types of specialized tasks.
Create an escape plan for your team and make sure everyone understands it and can follow the plan in case of fire. Post your evacuation plan in public areas so that both your staff and customers are aware of where to go in the event of a fire.
Second story buildings should have an escape ladder; post warnings near any elevators that they are not to be used in case of a fire.
There are remote monitors available today that let you know if there is a fire in your buildings while you are not there. They can be plugged into an electrical outlet easily and connected to your internet, and you will be notified by the app you download on your phone.
During repair or remodeling of your business property, use fire-resistant building materials when available. For example, using a fire retardant brand of insulation can be a huge part of keeping your workspaces fire safe.
SERVPRO of Brunswick specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is always available for large-scale cleanups after fire and water damage in both residential and commercial properties. Here for you at (912) 264-6094.
Professional Restoration Makes A Difference In Your Brunswick Business
A professional deep cleaning of your carpets can help to keep your Brunswick hotel looking and smelling great
If you are experiencing a high occupancy percentage in your Brunswick hotel, then you are doing something right.
You are also experiencing significant maintenance challenges, most likely. High traffic means more damage in those high traffic areas. And no area of your hotel sees more traffic than the floor.
Properly caring for your hotel carpets is very important. First of all, while costs are something you are constantly aware of, keep in mind that you get what you pay for. A more expensive carpeting can last longer and be more cost efficient in the long run as well as being manufactured to handle high traffic situations much better, repelling heaving soiling and bad odors from wet, or muddy conditions.
There are a lot of great products on the market that you can use to treat your carpets against damages and odors caused by spills and flooding from bathrooms, like overflowing toilets or broken piping. These products can also keep your carpets looking fresh even after muddy boots have come through.
Make sure your housekeeping team is vacuuming thoroughly on a daily basis, taking care to work in corners and on the edging, dingy corners and edges of carpeted areas can, if not cleaned regularly, make an entire room look and smell unpleasant from potential mold growth.
They also need to be trained and encouraged to communicate with you and your management team whenever they see, or smell a problem - mold can take hold quickly, and once it’s established and beginning to spread, it can be difficult to get rid of. That is absolutely not something you want to have in your Brunswick hotel.
A professional deep cleaning of your carpets throughout your business regularly can help to keep your whole Brunswick hotel looking and smelling great, and deep cleaning can preserve carpeting and help it to last longer, which will save you money.
SERVPRO of Brunswick 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.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is experienced in those big cleaning jobs, and we are always here to help with 24/7 emergency restoration services. Call us at (912) 264 -6094.
Paying Attention To Small Details Is A Little More Than Checking The Box
Wipe down and disinfect work desks and machinery such as phones, keyboards, printers, and filing cabinets.
There are a long list of challenges that you face in running your business. From client and customer issues to supply issues. Money management is always a large concern. You also have to hire and maintain good people. Things that aren't as pressing can get lost, and that could be costing you money. Consider these checklists and how they could help you keep track of some of the smaller details.
Clean and disinfect all bathrooms, to include: mirror, countertop, sinks, and both the inside AND outside of toilets.
Clean and disinfect doors, door handles, and light switches.
Sweep and mop floors, using a disinfectant liquid. Make sure the mop head gets cleaned and/or replaced regularly.
Clean cigarette trash from provided receptacles.
Clean and polish drinking fountain, if you have one.
Clean and disinfect kitchen area, to include sinks and countertops.
Clean all glass, especially entrance doors.
Wipe down and disinfect work desks and machinery such as phones, keyboards, printers, and filing cabinets.
Sweep and vacuum all offices.
Dust accessible window sills and baseboards.
Dust artwork, framed certifications and new articles, etc.
Clean out the refrigerator and wash/disinfect microwave.
Sweep exterior entrances, both front and back.
Make sure break areas are clean and presentable.
Remove trash and debris from parking areas
Inspect roofing, exterior doors and windows, and parking areas for potential problems and maintenance needs.
Trim back large bushes and tree limbs on your property ahead of wet/windy weather
Do a quick inspection of fencing and entrance gates
Schedule periodic maintenance of HVAC systems and duct work
At SERVPRO of Brunswick, we are prepared to help you handle all your cleaning and maintenance projects, both large and small.
Call us at (912) 264 6094 to schedule inspections, or for cleanup assistance after water or fire damage. We are also experienced in mold remediation.
Businesses Can Be Vulnerable To Storms
SERVPRO of Brunswick Is Ready To Help Local Businesses When Storms Strike
Catastrophic weather not only affects homeowners, but business owner as well. As we approach storm season, businesses should have emergency preparedness plan in place to quickly mitigate losses should a storm occur.
Here are 3 critical preparedness tips for your business to consider.
Meet With Your Employees
Have a conversation with your employees to be sure everyone understands the policies and procedures after a hurricane or flooding occurs. It is important to identify what’s expected of each individual in terms of roles and responsibilities to continue production. Contact sheets for each employee should stay updated to keep clear lines of communication.
Backup Data Ahead of Time
The worst time to backup information is when it is too late. Begin the backup process before the storm hits and regularly test the backup system.
Develop a response plan
If a storm hits your commercial property, the last thing you want to do is scramble around to get things back to normal. That’s why SERVPRO has created Emergency Ready Profiles free to business owners in our community. This helps activate the SERVPRO of Brunswick team to get to you quickly after a storm loss occurs. This is essential in mitigation by preventing further damages.
Preparation is key to a faster mitigation. Ask how you can get prepared with the Emergency Ready Profile today (912)264-6094.
Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.
By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.
Brunswick Short Term Rentals Sometimes Require Commercial Cleaning
For a Professional Commercial Deep Cleaning Call us at (912) 264 6094.
The Airbnb and short-term rental market are continue to be popular, and Brunswick is no exception. Operating a clean and well-maintained space for your guests is key to making sure that your ratings and booking rates stay high.
The standard cleaning that most Airbnbs receive after each rental include:
Vacuuming and mopping
Bathroom and kitchen cleaning
Discarding food from fridge
Dusting, fluffing pillows, straightening wall art, etc.
Call SERVPRO of Brunswick When Your Commercial Property Needs A Deep Cleaning
These cleaning activities will keep your property fresh for the most part, but after multiple stays, the unit is going to probably need a deep cleaning. Perhaps your last guests were a bit rowdy and messy, leaving behind a bigger cleaning job than you have time or energy for just now?
Trained Professionals Can Respond In Brunswick
If you are not equipped to do that kind of cleanup alone, call a professional, call SERVPRO of Brunswick.
By hiring a company that specializes in deep cleaning vacation rentals, you are ensuring that your property is more than just clean, it will be ‘hosting clean’. A professional company will be completely equipped to handle any job of this type, even on a short notice. So if that bachelor party rental left your Airbnb looking like a tornado went through, you know who to call, especially if the next guests are due in a few hours.
So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.
A company like SERVPRO of Brunswick is also able to perform repairs, including those related to water damage, and even fire damage, if there have been any accidents that you weren’t made aware of.
We encourage you as an Airbnb owner to consider a professional deep clean. You’ll be glad you did. Call us at (912) 264 6094.
Making Sure Your Brunswick Business Is Clean And Safe
Keeping your work environment clean, neat, and tidy is a benefit for everyone that is involved with your business.
The first and foremost reason to keep a work environment clean is for the health and safety of the workforce. A community bathroom that is not kept in a sanitary condition can be unhealthy and cause sicknesses to go the rounds of the employees. Walls, floors, and facilities need to be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis, and, depending on how many people use it daily, it may need to be cleaned every single day.
Safety is another concern. Spills in the office that are not cleaned up, or trash that is not contained, can cause tripping and falling situations. Your employees and co-workers should always be encouraged to clean up after themselves, especially in high traffic areas or areas where customers will be.
If there is a company kitchen, utensils need to be washed and put away daily, especially the sharp items. The refrigerator will require emptying of leftovers at the end of the week, so that moldy food is not causing odor problems in the building.
Your customers will appreciate your clean work environment, and it will show them that you care and that you pay attention to detail. Some of the most successful businesses in the world are the cleanest and neatest places of all.
Working in a clean and fresh workspace is good for company morale, and people will be proud of their environment if it looks and smells nice. A happy and comfortable employee is a productive employee, and that is certainly good for everyone.
If your commercial site needs a little more than a regular clean up call SERVPRO of Brunswick. SERVPRO of Brunswick is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
Call SERVPRO of Brunswick for your professional cleaning needs. We specialize in water and fire damage cleanup and are experts at mold remediation. Our phone number is (912) 264 6094.
Is It Time To Let Professionals Handle Cleaning The Carpets and Rugs In Your Brunswick Business?
Commercial Rug and Carpet Service
The appearance of your Brunswick business can say a lot about you to customers and clients. Is your commercial space clean and neatly organized? Are there unusual odors due to dirty carpets? When was the last time you had your carpets and rugs cleaned professionally?
There is more to consider here as well. Were the technicians professionally trained and using the right equipment? All of this is a lot to consider. It's an easy problem to solve in Brunswick, by simply calling SERVPRO of Brunswick, Have Questions? Call Us Today – (912) 264-6094.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is here to get the job done right. We'll give your commercial site the same amount of attention that you would want us to give your home.
If you have multiple locations and are in need of a high-volume service, we can still take care of all your cleaning needs.
You want a clean and sanitary environment for your workers and customers, and that's what we want too. Nobody takes carpet cleaning and deodorization more seriously than we do. Once you've worked with us, you won't want to work with any other company. Give SERVPRO of Brunswick a call to set up a quote today (912) 264-6094.
Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months.
If you're in the real estate industry and are looking for professional cleaners who are bonded, insured and ready to get your properties move-in ready, we're the company to call.
Our friendly, experienced staff will get things ready to your specifications in time for your upcoming photo shoots and open house showings.
Our 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.
With Storms On The Horizon Is Your Commercial Site Ready?
Getting Your Business Ready For Storms In Brunswick
There are somethings you can do to try and minimize water damage to your business caused by storms. If you do have water damage from a storm call SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094 so we can help to you right away.
Inspect around your business to see if you are prepared for heavy wind and rain.
Some questions you might ask yourself:
Do exterior doors fit tightly?
Are both doors and windows properly weather-stripped?
Does your parking area have a well-maintained drainage area?
Are all rain-gutters and spouts ready for the deluge?
The roof of your office area, your warehouse, or your storage area needs to be properly cared for, as well, to protect your product, machinery, and office furniture from water damage through leaks and seepage.
A well-maintained parking area with proper drainage will divert water away from cars, allowing clients and work staff to get to and from their vehicles safely. If people have to wade in from their cars, your floors will suffer, and a slip-and-fall accident is a distinct possibility.
Conduct an inspection of the parking areas of your business before wet weather sets in, and then check periodically; avoid a bill for damages due to potholes from an unhappy customer by staying on top of the situation. Consider sand-bagging known problem areas, as well, such as a low-lying entrance or a municipal drainage ditch near your property.
Clean rain-gutters and spouts regularly to remove dirt and debris, preventing backflow from heavy rain; this can end up in your walls, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold.
Power lines and telephone poles near to your place of business can be an issue when storm season comes. Contact your utility companies and ask them to come take a look prior to wet weather to make sure you, your business, and your employees will be safe. Be aware of the condition of any large trees on your property. If the grounds of your place of business become saturated, a tree with an unstable root base can fall and create problems for you, your employees, and your customers.
SERVPRO of Brunswick specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage.
The team here at SERVPRO of Brunswick is standing ready to help in any way we can! We have the expertise to handle water and fire damage and specialize in mold remediation. If you have sustained water damage to your property, give us a call today at (912) 264 6094.
Is Your Brunswick Business Ready to Reopen?
SERVPRO of Brunswick is available 24 hours a day to restore your Brunswick property and get you back to business.
Getting Back To Business In Brunswick With Confidence
SERVPRO of Brunswick is dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as more businesses continue to get back to business. We're doing it with a program called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Brunswick professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we do business.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
Your customers will notice the difference when we perform reliable commercial cleaning at your location. Our technicians have received extensive training in order to handle a wide array of assignments correctly and rapidly.
Our commercial cleaning services help enhance your business image at a pivotal time of year. Call now to reserve the dates and times for SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094.
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.
SERVPRO of Brunswick offers vital commercial services
We offer genuinely comprehensive cleaning and sanitizing assistance. Our well-trained technicians use specialize professional-grade tools and equipment. So when you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.
Fast, Reliable Commercial Cleaning
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.
Church Experiences Large Water Damage
Recently our SERVPRO of Brunswick team responded to an urgent call at a local church. The distressed caller spoke about water continuously flowing into the church and standing water of nearly a foot throughout.
When our crews arrived we found the main water supply line broke in the wall. Our SERVPRO crew members were able to locate the shutoff valve to eliminate more water from intruding the church.
With all hands on deck, our SERVPRO crews worked hard to remove all of the water and moisture from the church and restored this property to preloss conditions. We were graciously told, “SERVPRO was a blessing in such a mess”. We truly take pride in helping our customers, our neighbors recover after any disaster. SERVPRO of Brunswick is always here to help.
Find out more about the services our SERVPRO of Brunswick team provides here!
Here to Help in Your Proactive Cleaning
SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of the novel COVID-19, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your 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
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today –
SERVPRO of Brunswick, 912-264-6094
Our Quick Response Saves You Money!
Our SERVPRO of Brunswick team recently responded to a kitchen fire that ignited a sprinkler system on the 3rd floor of a local apartment complex. Our team arrived before sunrise and was able to begin immediate water extraction. The sprinkler system did a great job putting out the fire causing minimal fire damage; however, the water from the sprinkler system soaked through 3 floors of the building leaving standing water in a few of the rooms.
SERVPRO of Brunswick wasted no time in restoring this property from soot, water, and smoke damage. Our highly trained technicians began an immediate plan of action to prevent further damage by extracting all of the standing water. After our teams extracted as much water as possible, we then used our drying technologies to dry out the affected rooms and materials.
Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small, residential and/or commercial. If you are dealing with fire damage, count on the experienced team at SERVPRO of Brunswick.
Call us today at (912)264-6094
Post Construction Clean Up
Along with our restoration services, SERVPRO of Brunswick provides a variety of cleaning services.
One of the services we provide is Post-Construction Cleaning.
After restoring and rebuilding your property, there is still work to be done. It is important to get your property properly cleaned and ready to re-open. Let SERVPRO of Brunswick help. There is no job too big or too small.
Both interior and exterior cleaning is needed after a remodel or new construction. When considering cleaning services please keep in mind that all walls, ceilings, floors, and fixtures will most likely need to be cleaned. Construction causes dust that gets on every surface. It is also very important to make sure the air ducts are properly cleaned to maintain clean air.
If you are needing a quote for a post-construction clean, give us a call at
Big Bad Wind
Windstorm damage? Rely on SERVPRO of Brunswick.
When the wind huffs and the wind puffs, don’t let wind damage ruin your production efficiency.
Imagine a windstorm blows through your town and you notice shingles or damage to your roof- with damage to roofing and or your windows allows outside environmental factors inside and can further damage your business. SERVPRO of Brunswick believes in keeping your business up and running if at all possible. We understand the headache damage can be- the stress of closing your business doors for a day may not be attainable. That’s why SERVPRO of Brunswick works with you to make sure efficiency and safety is top of mind during our restoration projects.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is prepared to get your business back to preloss conditions by offering a wide range of services after a storm blows through.
- Emergency Storm Response
- Roof Tarping
- Window/Door Board Up
- Water Removal
- Reconstruction Services
- Document Drying
- Much More
Our SERVPRO of Brunswick team prides themselves on being Faster to Anysize Disaster! When you need us, we will be there to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Carpet Cleaning Tips for Your Business
Most carpeting is designed to camouflage dirt, and that’s especially true for commercial carpeting. If the carpet in your business is looking dull or rough around the edges, it’s probably time for a commercial cleaning.
Dingy carpet can hurt your business in several ways. For example:
- A carpet that isn’t well cared-for will need to be replaced sooner than one that receives regular cleanings and maintenance, costing you money.
- If you own commercial building space, keeping your carpets in good repair can cut down on complaints and liability.
- Clean carpeting and flooring are part of the good image of your business; clients will be more comfortable with you, and your employees will feel more positive about their work environment, affecting productivity.
- Clean carpets reduce loose particles, which protects indoor air quality. It has even been proven to reduce exposure to cancer-causing substances that can collect in carpet fibers! A clean carpet also reduces illness-causing biological contaminants such as bacteria, mold and viruses that can negatively affect your clients and work staff.
- You should consider cleaning your commercial carpet as a regular part of your business maintenance program.
SERVPRO of Brunswick team stands ready to help with all of your commercial cleaning needs. We are experienced in cleaning and restoration. Call us today at (912)264-6094
Create Volunteer list to Clean Your Break Room
Anyone who has worked on a team knows that it can be a challenge to keep the community break room clean. Everyone has very different ideas of what cleanliness entails, and this can create a lot of tension in the workplace and can even create problems with morale and relationships. These types of conflicts will adversely affect your business, and that’s not something anyone wants to see.
As the owner, either you or a designated representative can establish break room expectations. Here are some tips:
Post a checklist or cleaning schedule on the break room wall in clear view of everyone who will be using it.
Ask for volunteers who would like to oversee a particular area and schedule their duties on a rotating basis. Allow the volunteers to leave work early on Fridays or come in late as a reward for their willingness to handle this part of the workplace.
- Daily - clean food prep areas, sweep or vacuum flooring and trash removal, wipe down door knobs, wipe down chairs and tables.
- Weekly - clean microwave and other cooking appliances, front of refrigerator, glass, dishwasher, mop flooring, launder linens used during the week
- Weekly or bi-monthly - remove old food and containers from refrigerator, and make it clear that anything left behind will be discarded.
- Monthly - inspect the entire area for problems, such as food underneath or behind the stove, which will attract vermin. Check under the sink area for out-of-date cleaning products or leaks; left to itself, moisture can be conducive to mold growth.
- Install air fresheners or products that reduce odors.
- Ensure that cleaning supplies are readily available at all times and that sponges and/or cleaning rags are clean and fresh.
Contact us here at SERVPRO of Brunswick for all your large-scale cleaning projects. We are experts at fire and water restoration cleaning, we are also equipped to handle mold remediation. Contact SERVPRO of Brunswick at (912)264-6094
Biohazard Cleanup - Leave the Cleaning to SERVPRO of Brunswick
Did you know that SERVPRO is not only industry leading in fire and water restoration, but also offers a fast and reliable biohazard and crime scene clean up service for commercial properties.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products to help return a property to a clean and safe environment. SERVPRO of Brunswick has experienced technicians to effectively remove any bio hazardous substances as well as properly dispose of biohazardous waste according to OSHA, EPA, and State of Georgia health regulations.
What is considered Biohazardous:
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Methamphetamine Labs
- Crime Scene Residues
- Sewage Backups
- Black Water Intrusions
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
Why should you call a professional to clean up biohazardous materials?
Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for anyone coming in contact with biohazardous material. A failure to properly handle and safely remove the hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.
If your commercial property experiences a biohazardous waste situation do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Brunswick. We are always here to help and to keep you safe.
Call us today at (912)264-6094
Preparing Your Business for Spring Storms
Spring comes along with rain and a lot of unpredictable weather. In a matter of 24 hours we can go through what seems to be 3 season in one day. Welcome to Georgia weather!
Prepare your business for Spring Showers and Storms by doing a thorough inspection of your property.
- Check for roof leaks and/or missing shinges.
- Clean gutters and other drainage systems around property.
- Ensure your windows and doors have proper weather stripping materials.
- Check your First-Aid Kit to make sure it is fully stocked.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is ready for whatever happens! If your business suffers a water damage due to Spring Showers we are here to help! Our SERVPRO of Brunswick team is available 24/7 to assist you with your water damage emergencies. With a 24/7 emergency services that means less down time for your business and faster dry out time. Another benefit of SERVPRO of Brunswick being available 24/7 is that it protects your property from further damage.
SERVPRO of Brunswick has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies.
Give us a call today!
How to Keep Your Storage Unit Clean and Odor Free
Take care of your belongings in storage units by keeping them clean and odor free.
Many of us have a storage unit of some kind. Whether that unit is at your home or whether it is a unit you rent from a storage facility, the items you keep there are obviously important to you. Keeping your storage unit clean and odor free is therefore also important so that your property can remain in good condition and odor-free while you store it for future use.
If you are keeping furniture in your unit, it’s important to keep items off of the ground and cover those items that are upholstered in cloth or leather to guard against leaks, dust, and mildew. Items made of wood should also be covered for these same reasons. Boxes should be sealed with packing tape, as well, and covering them with a tarp might not be a bad idea. Keeping your property dry in the event of a leak or flood will help to prevent moisture and mold growth.
Going in periodically and rotating your items to see how everything is faring is helpful. You can take time to sweep out any accumulations of dirty and cobwebs, and dust items as well. A shop-vac can make short work of this chore, and the walls of the unit itself can be cleaned to remove dust and spiders, should there be any. In a climate-controlled unit this is less likely, but for those spaces that are standard, more care must be exercised to keep your important items safe, mold free and clean.
If you see that any of your property might be suffering, you can take steps to get it covered for the future. Bubble wrap and plastic can be used to keep these items safe. Documents and pictures should be plasticized, as well.
Using Febreze or another deodorizer in your unit and on those items that absorb odors can be very helpful, so that upon removal those pieces will be usable right away, when it is time to put them into use again.
Check for water damage on a regular basis. The management at your storage facility should be aware of any leaks or problems from the outside, but they won’t know about your unit specifically unless you let them know. If there is standing water in your unit, let them know immediately and take steps to remove that water to avoid any more damages and possible mold growth. The company can make arrangements with you to move your property to another, safer, location.
A few minutes of your time and care on a regular basis can make a big difference when it’s time to bring your property out of storage and into the light of day.
Here at SERVPRO of Brunswick, we are experienced when it comes to water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, and all of your emergency service needs! If your business has received water damage of any kind, or any other such emergency, you can reach us at (912) 264-6094, or visit our website at http://www.SERVPROBrunswick.com/
When Do You Clean Your Commercial Carpet?
There are many factors involved in when you should clean a carpet!
Are you planning to clean your carpet anytime soon? For your business to look great, it must be fresh from the seats to the carpet. But many people have difficulties in determining when to clean their commercial carpets. The carpets, of course, need cleaning when they are dirty. Yet cleaning every day may not be enough to keep your carpet beautiful. Autumn can be a great time to clean your carpet professionally for a few reasons. When you are ready to clean your carpet, seek service from a credible company. SERVPRO of Brunswick has many years of experience in commercial restoration, recovery and cleaning services and our expert technicians are always ready to serve.
Reasons for cleaning your carpet during the autumn season
It's logical that you have to have a proper carpet cleaning once it gets dirty. However, you should conduct a professional cleaning at least once in a year to keep your carpet in good condition. Below are reasons to clean your carpet during the autumn;
During winter and fall business see more and more foot traffic; from holiday parties to increased customers in the building. With the increased traffic this could make it difficult for you to schedule a carpet cleaning. When the foot traffic in your business increases, it means there will be more shoes and feet in the office or commercial building. This will make the carpet dirty. To be on safe side clean your carpet before or after this season.
If you run a business, you may experience a downtime in sales and foot traffic before the holiday rush. If you work in retail, the opposite is probably true. If your office goes on holiday break, why not schedule carpet cleaning when everyone is away from their desks?
No matter your schedule, SERVPRO of Brunswick is available for carpet services. Get in contact with us today if you need a refresh!
Have Questions? Call Today – (912) 264-6094
Top Commercial Cleaning Jobs You Should Plan For
As a business owner or the owner of commercial property, you probably have a list of things in mind that you will want to be cleaned and maintained, and you will have established a working relationship with a professional commercial cleaning company.
When it’s time for cleaning projects to be completed, make sure you have received a checklist from the cleaning company that helps you get ready for the job. Every area of your property is different with unique requirements, and your cleaning company will want you to be ready for them.
When it comes to your business, there are a few jobs that you should probably plan for on a regular basis:
LOBBY OR RECEPTION AREA: Since this is the first area anyone sees when they come to your place of business, it should be kept in pristine shape at all times, undergoing daily cleaning and spot checks throughout the day. In addition to keeping it clean and tidy at all times, a routine deep cleaning should be done regularly, keeping weather conditions in mind. Recessed lighting, high shelves, and carpeting are all items that will need special attention on a regular basis here.
WORKSPACES - OFFICES AND CUBICLES: These areas can get dusty easily since electronics attract dust, so desks can be cleared of all machinery and work-related items and cleaned thoroughly. They also need to be disinfected regularly to discourage office-wide illnesses. The flooring in these areas needs a routinely-scheduled cleaning, as well, to keep the whole space looking great. HVAC vents will require attention here, as well as windows, both inside and out.
BATHROOMS AND KITCHEN: These areas, like the ones at home, see a lot of traffic, and can get pretty unattractive quickly. Daily maintenance can do a lot to keep things clean, but scheduling routine heavy-duty cleaning will ensure that healthy conditions are maintained. Surfaces used for food preparation, counters in the bathroom, toilets, and flooring are all things people come in contact with every day and should be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis.
Here at SERVPRO of Brunswick, we’re experienced in commercial cleaning projects, and happy to help. We also handle cleanup jobs after fire and water damage, and mold remediation is one of our specialties. Call us today at (912) 264-6094.
Summer Cleaning Tips for Your Business
Keeping your business clean and your work environment pleasant and healthy during the summer is a big job. The heat and dust, insects, and workers out on vacation all can cause your workplace to look a bit less professional than it usually does. Here are some tips for you to use to keep your place of business looking great during the summer months:
- Install insect traps in places where they hide. Fly strips are a good idea to use near entrances.
- Dust surfaces daily.
- Clean and disinfect all bathrooms, to include: mirror, countertop, sinks, and both the inside AND outside of toilets.
- Clean and disinfect doors, door handles, and light switches.
- Sweep and mop floors, using a disinfectant liquid. Make sure the mop head gets cleaned and/or replaced regularly.
- Clean cigarette trash from provided receptacles.
- Clean and polish drinking fountain, if you have one.
- Clean and disinfect kitchen area, to include sinks and countertops.
- Clean all glass, especially entrance doors.
- Wipe down and disinfect work desks and machinery such as phones, keyboards, printers, and filing cabinets.
- Sweep and vacuum all offices.
- Dust accessible window sills and baseboards.
- Dust artwork, framed certifications, and news articles, etc.
- Clean out the refrigerator and wash/disinfect microwave.
- Sweep exterior entrances, both front, and back.
- Make sure break areas are clean and presentable.
- Remove trash and debris from parking areas.
- Ensure there is no standing water on the property that could attract mosquitoes.
- Inspect roofing, exterior doors and windows, and parking areas for potential problems and maintenance needs.
- Trim back large bushes and tree limbs on your property ahead of wet summer weather.
- Do a quick inspection of fencing and entrance gates.
- Schedule periodic maintenance of HVAC and ductwork regularly during this season of heavy usage.
Here at SERVPRO of Brunswick, we are prepared to help you handle all your cleaning and maintenance projects, both large and small. Call us at (912) 264-6094 to schedule inspections, or for cleanup assistance after water or fire damage. We are also experienced in mold remediation. Visit our website: SERVPRO of Brunswick.
Keeping Your Break Room Clean
Anyone who has shared a break room at work knows that it can be a challenge to keep this community area clean. People often have very different ideas of what cleanliness looks like, and this can create a lot of tension in the workplace, leading to problems with morale and relationships. These types of conflicts will eventually affect your business, and that’s not something any business owner wants to experience.
Either you or a designated representative can establish break room expectations. Here are some tips that can help:
- Post a cleaning schedule on the break room wall in clear view of everyone who will be using it so that expectations are clear.
- Ask for volunteers who would like to oversee a particular area, and schedule their duties on a rotating basis.
- Daily - clean food prep areas, sweep or vacuum flooring, trash removal, wipe down door knobs, wipe down chairs and tables
- Weekly - clean microwave and other cooking appliances, front of the refrigerator, glass, dishwasher, mop flooring, launder linens used during the week
- Weekly or bi-monthly - remove old food and containers from the refrigerator and make it known that anything left behind will be discarded.
- Monthly - inspect the entire area for problems, such as food underneath or behind the stove, which will attract vermin. Check under the sink area for out-of-date cleaning products or leaks; left to itself, moisture can be attractive to mold spores.
- Consider allowing the volunteers to leave work early on Fridays or come in late as a compensation for their willingness to handle this part of the workplace.
- Install air fresheners or products in your break areas to reduce odors.
- Ensure that cleaning supplies are readily available at all times and that sponges and/or cleaning rags are clean and fresh. If they are not, people will avoid using them.
- Make it clear that if cleanliness standards are not followed, use of the break room will be restricted or abolished.
Contact us here at SERVPRO of Brunswick for all your cleaning projects, both large and small. We are experts at cleanup after water and fire damage, and are equipped to handle mold remediation. You can contact us through our website: SERVPRO of Brunswick or call us anytime at (912) 264-6094
Keeping Your Restaurant's Carpet Clean
As the owner of a restaurant, you have a long list of cleaning requirements, and your nightly checklist has to be followed to the letter in order to keep your business in tip-top shape, ready for the next business day. Every item has to be thoroughly washed and sparkling clean each and every day; the kitchen flooring, stovetops and ovens, utensils, pots and coffee makers…. And then there’s the front of house and the bar area - bathrooms, host stand, and all those wine glasses, just to mention a few more items! But you and your team know how to handle it.
Flooring in a busy restaurant can be a separate issue, however. Many eateries these days have hardwood floors, which have to be treated regularly to avoid damage from high heels, spills, and scratches from table and chair movement.
But maybe your establishment has carpeting, instead! A nightly vacuum and spot cleaning will go a long way in preventing potential mold growth and other smelly possibilities, but the carpets will still need a regular deep cleaning due to all of the foot traffic. Spills on carpeting don’t come up quite as easily or as completely as those on a hardwood floor. We know you have spent a lot of thought and money on choosing just the right carpeting for your place of business, and a carpet in need of deep cleaning can look dull and worn, the colors no longer as bright and fresh, and that can reflect negatively on your guest’s experience. Make sure a deep cleaning is on your cleaning checklist!
Here at SERVPRO of Brunswick, we are equipped to handle the toughest carpet cleaning jobs of all. Our business is experienced with cleanups from fire and water damage in both homes and large commercial enterprises. Call us today at (912) 264 6094, and you can also visit our website: SERVPRO of Brunswick We also handle mold remediation!