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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

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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 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 Ravenswood today at  773-878-5200 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.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Ushering in a new standard of clean Before, During and After any Disaster

As America gets back to business, we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean. In fact, 89% of consumers are uneasy about going back to brick-and-mortar locations*. At SERVPRO, we’re dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as we find our way to a new normal. And we’re doing just that with 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 professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.

  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.

  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

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.

Are you interested in our Commercial Services, or are you a consumer who wants to learn more?

Have Questions? Call Today 773-878-5200

*#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 job according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry standards (CDC, RIA, IICRC) with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience and result.

(*The Harris Poll conducted online on behalf of Fast, between April 28 and April 30, 2020. About 2,048 U.S. adults aged 18 or older participated.) https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/350922/89-of-consumers-concerned-about-returning-to-bric.html

Vehicle Disinfecting

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and households to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. SERVPRO of Ravenswood is expanding their efforts and opening their warehouse doors to vehicle disinfecting as well!

If you want your personal or work vehicle cleaned of decontaminates come spend 15 minutes with us.

Call 773-878-5200 or visit www.SERVPROravenswood.com

Combating COVID-19 for you

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

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As we contemplate re-entry into normality we blog to ask; how may we assist you during your property cleaning planning period? Proactively disinfecting your building's offices, common areas, and perhaps units during city closure is an excellent strategy.  Consider SERVPRO of Ravenswood for this job.  Our company’s substantial reputation for quality service and disaster response should put us at the top of your list.  Our proprietary product, effective equipment and experienced technicians can make this endeavor straightforward and proficient.   

Call our franchise at 773-878-5200 to discuss our qualifications and explain how we can put your properties in tip-top shape for re-entry!

SERVPRO of Ravenswood eagerly awaits your call.  We humbly wish you and your families harmony and good health during this remarkable time.

Here To Help

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to respond to the novel Coronavirus outbreak. SERVPRO franchise professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. The CDC encourages cleaning of counters, tabletops, doorknobs, and other high-touch surfaces with a hospital-grade disinfectant.

Visit our Coronavirus resource page for more information or call 1-773-878-5200 to talk to a professional offering these specialized cleaning services.

Coronavirus Resource Link

Help During Unprecedented Times

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

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As the world continues to battle the invisible COVID-19 pandemic, we at SERVPRO of Ravenswood want to do more to help our front-line workers.  This Friday we call upon Chicago Police and EMS drivers to bring their first response vehicles to our warehouse for a free disinfecting clean.  Last week we invited District 20 CPD and it was a great success.  Therefore, we are keeping the momentum rolling and are doing it again!

We honor and respect our first responders and want to do our part to help them feel a little more at ease when working the city as we fight this invisible storm.

We are always here to help at SERVPRO of Ravenswood Fire & Water Restoration & Cleanup

773-878-5200

We're Still Cleaning Post-Fires

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

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We at SERVPRO of Ravenswood hope this email finds you and your families doing well and staying safe. We realize that many of you are working from home or conducting business as usual to maintain your client's needs. Well, we are too! We are happy that we are all doing our part by practicing social distancing and staying at home as much as possible. However, accidents, storms and mishaps still occur.That is why we want you to know that SERVPRO of Ravenswood is standing by ready to help with cleanup and restoration needs.

As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

Link to Fire Damage Tips-Until Help Arrives

Call 773-878-5200 for your free estimate.

April Showers Bring Green Trucks!

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

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We at SERVPRO of Ravenswood hope this email finds you and your families doing well and staying safe. We realize that many of you are working from home or conducting business as usual to maintain your client's needs. Well, we are too! We are happy that we are all doing our part by practicing social distancing and staying at home as much as possible. However, accidents, storms and mishaps still occur.That is why we want you to know that SERVPRO of Ravenswood is standing by ready to help with cleanup and restoration needs.

Spring is in the air, and storm clouds aren't far behind.  Nature is persistent in this particular season to bring heavy rain, which evolves into heavy flooding.  Rest assured that even at this world-altering time SERVPRO of Ravenswood technicians are here for you.  We are trained, equipped and ready more than ever to help your home or business if you are affected by storm damage, flooding, sewage cleanup and more.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction and Drying Equipment

Link to Water Tips-Until Help Arrives

Call 773-878-5200 for your free quote!

SERVPRO of Ravenswood is here to help combat this fight

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

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As defined under the IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE SERVPRO of Ravenswood is equipped, trained and ready to help you with your cleanup needs. 

Know that you are not alone, and We Are All In This Together!  

SERVPRO of Ravenswood CAN:

1. Proactive Cleaning:  fogging and wiping down common touch areas

2. Suspected or confirmed cases:  fogging and detail clean

Sanitizing versus Disinfecting

Sanitizing – reduces but does not necessarily eliminates all the bacteria on a treated surface. Sanitizers do not have claims for viruses or fungi. To be a registered sanitizer, the test results for a product must show a reduction of at least a. 99.9% in the number of each type of bacteria tested on non-food-contact surfaces. Examples of non-food-contact sanitizers include carpet sanitizers, air sanitizers, laundry additives, and in-tank toilet bowl sanitizers.

Disinfecting – works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs. Disinfecting destroys or irreversibly inactivates infectious or other undesirable microbes, but not necessarily the spores of bacteria and fungi. The number of microbes killed during a disinfecting process will vary, depending on the specific chemical and how it is used.

SERVPRO Industries, LLC has been dealing with biological hazards such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi for over 50 years.

Now is an opportune time to have SERVPRO of Ravenswood conduct Proactive Cleaning services while facilities are unoccupied. This scenario allows our laborers to efficiently and effectively; build containment areas, gear up with appropriate PPE, and do what we do best – CLEAN!

Please Call 773-878-5200 to Book your Cleaning Appointment

Clean - It's What We Do

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Thank you for calling me regarding SERVPRO of Ravenswood’s ability to continue to provide commercial cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic.  SERVPRO Industries, LLC has been dealing with biological hazards such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi for over 50 years.  However, not with this much urgency! Nonetheless, we are ready and our awareness is heightened.    

Cleaning versus Sanitizing versus Disinfecting

It is important for all parties to understand the different levels of cleaning that may or may not be possible for each surface. All surfaces can be cleaned, many surfaces can be sanitized, and some surfaces can be disinfected.

Definitions of microbe control are:

  • General Surface Cleaning – physically removes visible dirt, organic matter, viruses, fungi, and bacteria. General surface cleaning is accomplished with water, detergent, and physical scrubbing of the surface. The guiding principal is to remove microbes if possible, rather than kill them (with a sanitizer or disinfectant). In addition, thoroughly cleaning a surface can reduce the need to disinfect because without the nutrients and moisture needed to survive and multiply, most microbes cannot live on a clean and dry surface for very long.
  • Sanitizing – reduces but does not necessarily eliminates all the bacteria on a treated surface. Sanitizers do not have claims for viruses or fungi. To be a registered sanitizer, the test results for a product must show a reduction of at least a. 99.9% in the number of each type of bacteria tested on non-food-contact surfaces. Examples of non-food-contact sanitizers include carpet sanitizers, air sanitizers, laundry additives, and in-tank toilet bowl sanitizers.
  • Disinfecting – works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs. Disinfecting destroys or irreversibly inactivates infectious or other undesirable microbes, but not necessarily the spores of bacteria and fungi. The number of microbes killed during a disinfecting process will vary, depending on the specific chemical and how it is used.

The cleanup scope involving the COVID-19 virus:

  1. High Touch Cleanup: Cleanup of high touch surfaces is required for a situation involving a person who is suspected to have COVID-19 or a Person Under Investigation (PUI); which is someone who is involved in a quarantine situation or has come in contact with someone who has been in a quarantine situation, or has come in contact with someone testing positive. This includes cleaning and disinfecting of high touch nonporous surfaces and cleaning and sanitizing of high touch porous surfaces.
  2. Enhanced Cleanup: Enhanced cleanup is required for an area in which a person who has been confirmed positive for COVID-19 has inhabited. This includes cleaning and disinfecting of all nonporous surfaces and cleaning and sanitizing of all porous surfaces. This enhanced cleaning includes walls up to 8 feet but excludes ceilings.

A combination of High Touch Cleanup and Enhanced Cleanup may be needed within a structure based on where the infected individual has directly traveled or occupied.

General baseline pricing formula for up front estimating only (budget planning purposes):

1.       General Cleaning

Proactive cleaning to minimize the transmission of Emerging Viral Pathogens (NO potential or actual exposure to SARs-CoV-2 has occurred)

(Time & Material rate sheet is attached)

$0.50 cents/SqFt

2.       High-Touch or Enhanced Cleanup

Request for Cleaning and Disinfection to Limit the Survival of Emerging Viral Pathogens (Confirmed or suspected exposure to SARS-CoV-2)

$1.00 per SqFt

Ideally, SERVPRO of Ravenswood prefers to conduct General cleaning (#1) services now while an empty environment exists (unoccupied).  This scenario allows our laborers to efficiently and effectively; build containment areas, gear up with PPE, and do what we do best – CLEAN!

Please Contact 773-878-5200 to Book your Cleaning Appointment

Temporary Laborers For Hire: Email SERVPRO9758@hotmail.com Ref “COVID ATTACK TEAM”