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Five Services We Offer That MAY Surprise You

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

Technicians and Customer Did you know? We offer services that go beyond emergency response to provide some routine services for your home or business!

“I didn’t know you guys did that?!?”

It’s a line I hear often. Most who are familiar with our household name, SERVPRO, don’t realize the catalogue of services we’re equipped to offer. I’m still educating my mom on what exactly SERVPRO does, besides the clients and neighbors that I speak to daily about what sets our team apart from all the rest. Aside from the rapid response time, nationwide network, and decades of expertise, I like to tell them about all of the services that are not immediately obvious to those who have heard of the SERVPRO name before.

As the #1 name in Cleanup and Restoration, to the average on-looker it seems that we are primarily an emergency service provider. Which is only half of the story. The truth is that your local SERVPRO can provide cleaning and maintenance that provides high value in one stop. I’m talking about a deep clean that will leave you speechless when you walk into your home. Or having a one-stop that takes care of cleaning your office’s air ducts each quarter, without hassle.

#5 Carpet Cleaning

SERVPRO offers a professional carpet cleaning and maintenance service that can extend the lifetime of your carpet and upholstery by a longshot. To help your carpets look in top shape, our professionals offer specialized cleaning methods that target both optimal cleaning based on type of carpet or upholstery and levels of clean for deeply soiled carpets. 

  • Bonnet Cleaning / A more gentle, but effective method for short pile carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction / A deep cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse / Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning / The most thorough cleaning method in the business.
  • Dry Cleaning / For more sensitive materials

Think of a carpet as a filter. Carpets trap dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and more. Besides frequent vacuuming, preventative maintenance includes spot removal, pilating the carpet, and using mats to limit soil getting tracked into the home. In order to prevent moderate to worse soil buildup, it’s important to regularly schedule carpet cleaning by a professional. If you think that at-home cleaning methods are just as effective, think about this. Your carpet could be causing itchy skin, athlete’s foot, asthma, and eczema. The list goes on, but you get the idea. Dirty carpets = health risks.

Our recommendation? A professional clean for your home’s carpet should be done at least annually to keep them as close to their original appearance as possible. By hiring a professional, you get access to the industrial cleaning materials that can penetrate layers of dirt that can hide behind what you see on the surface. Get rid of those stains and keep your home clean.

BOTTOM LINE: If you have carpets in your home or office, it’s time to think about the last time they were cleaned and taken care of professionally. Besides appearance, it can help prevent allergies and save you money by not having to replace your carpet regularly.

#4 Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning

Have you ever experienced bad indoor air quality? It can cause headaches, fatigue, coughing, sneezing, and dryness to your skin and respiratory system. The usual suspect is ventilation systems that are not maintained regularly. 

Did you know? According to the EPA, indoor air is actually way more polluted than outdoor air. This is due to the closed environment where particles can be easily trapped and develop into toxins that linger in the air and also on surfaces.

Our teams routinely inspect heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units (HVAC). This means a regular check-up on your HVAC to keep them running clean that will A) extend the lifespan of your equipment and B) make sure you’re not breathing in dirty air and C) save money on energy costs by making sure your equipment is not overheating or leaking.

BOTTOM LINE: If you’ve never scheduled an air duct or HVAC cleaning, get it done ASAP! Waiting any longer could allow for prolonged health consequences in addition to money wasted on equipment that is not maintained optimally. Allow a SERVPRO technician to inspect and tell you the best cleaning method to make sure you’re breathing clean air and saving money on your utility bills.

#3 Drape and Blind Cleaning

Surprised? Join the club. But, SERVPRO professionals are trained at cleaning various fabrics. Care is taken to inspect fabrics to make sure that the best cleaning method is chosen, making sure that we are treating your fabrics expertly. Draperies are dry cleaned by our technicians using our state of the art equipment, and they are done inside the home!

How does it work? We use a special solvent on your draperies, then it is then put under pressure to extract the chemicals. The result? No damage to the material and brand new looking curtains and drapes!

BOTTOM LINE: We recommend cleaning your drapery approximately every two years. It’s not invasive and will keep your curtains looking brand new as well as reduce odors that may be clinging to the fabrics. 

#2 Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

Destruction of your property can be extremely aggravating. As a native New Yorker, I see it all the time on homes, apartment buildings, and commercial spaces. Simple acts, such as breaking a window, are a gateway for water and mold damage to come in and wreak havoc on your property.

But, you may wonder what exactly can our team do to fix your issue? We can: remove graffiti from exterior walls, clean outdoor spaces (think driveways, walkways, asphalt), remove debris, and remove odors.

BOTTOM LINE: If you find graffiti on your property or find that your place has been vandalized, call our technicians. Our team will clear out the mess and make it look "Like it never even happened." We might even help you teepee their house in retaliation (just kidding!).

#1 COVID-19 Cleaning

As we slowly return to brick-and-mortar establishments, it’s crucial to make sure your business or organization is equipped to deal with the high standards for hygiene. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our newly unveiled defensive pathogen program, is designed to offer a professional clean that is just not possible via regular custodial cleaning. We aim to inspire confidence in our communities by working with businesses to create a custom tailored plan to make sure they are ready as they welcome back employees, increase indoor capacity, and/or routinely sanitize to protect against the virus.

Did you know? Our technicians are biochemical spill remediation specialists. Our high standards of cleaning have been the norm for our company for over 50 years. Compare that to other professional services that are scrambling to create cleaning solutions that are able to tackle the unique challenges of the COVID-19 strain. 

What to expect? If you’re interested in participating in this program, a team member will go over what we call our 3 unique C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

Let’s Break It Down

Consult - Upon inspection and your businesses unique needs, we custom-create a cleaning program to keep your facility clean and disinfected properly.

Clean - Time to enact the plan. Our team will come in to perform a deep clean using our EPA approved solutions that abide by the standards for decontamination and cleaning. Our cleaning methods abide strictly by CDC standards, in order to give you and your customers the highest level of confidence possible when returning.

Certify - Once your facility is sparkling clean, our team will provide you with a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield sticker to adhere to the front door of your business. This acts as a declaration of your businesses commitment to the comfort and safety of the community. 

BOTTOM LINE: Businesses, schools, offices, private residences, churches, gyms, and other establishments can sign up for our COVID-19 cleaning. If you’re just re-opening? This can make sure that you’re ready to welcome back employees and/or clients. Been open at a limited capacity? Use our program to inspire greater confidence to the community that you’re equipped to handle the dangers of being open amidst a still-prevalent pandemic.

Simply put? There is no better way to clean and protect against the virus than with our team for our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Call (212) 768-9400 to schedule a consultation today.

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