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Commercial Cleaning Services for Offices, Restaurants, and Industrial Buildings in Dallas

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Services Dallas At SERVPRO North Irving, we offer a comprehensive cleaning routine explicitly designed for the needs of our commercial business partners.

Business owners and managers, take note: what type of commercial service can help your company grow?

People spend 90% of their lives indoors. Keeping a healthy and clean environment for your workers and customers is critical to business growth and health. 

You might think a quick dusting and running a vacuum will do the trick. But commercial cleaning services for offices, restaurants, and industrial buildings in Dallas offer far more robust cleaning for optimal health. 

At SERVPRO in North Irving, our Commercial Cleaning Services in Dallas offer customized cleaning for various needs and businesses. We’re available 24/7. Contact us today for a free estimate for commercial cleaning. 

Why SERVPRO North Irving for Commercial Cleaning?

We work around your schedule, so you don’t have any interruptions to your business processes. 

  • During and after office hours
  • Overnights
  • Weekends

We Also Offer a FREE Consultation for Your Commercial Cleaning Needs

In addition, you get custom cleaning solutions and Emergency Response Profile Planning for your restaurant, office, or industrial building. 

Recurring, Custom Cleaning Services in Dallas

Cleaning is a job that’s never done. Recurring Cleaning Services is one of the most popular plans our customers consistently choose. 

Setting up a recurring cleaning schedule is easy. We start with:

  • A free inspection — We take a full audit of your commercial space and cleaning needs and devise an airtight cleaning process that’s customized to your unique building. 
  • Pick your cleaning frequency — Daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly, we’re here to get it done whenever you need at a time that fits your schedule. 
  • Your Pro Cleaning Service has arrived — Our commercial cleaning experts show up at the scheduled time to get your commercial space in tiptop, sanitary, and fresh-smelling shape.  

Give us a call at (972) 986-7677, and let’s get your free inspection scheduled. 

What Else is Included in our Dallas Commercial Cleaning Services?

This is not your standard mop-and-bucket cleaning service. At SERVPRO North Irving, we offer a comprehensive cleaning routine explicitly designed for the needs of our commercial business partners. 

Carpet Restoration

Carpets take a beating and trap dirt, dust, allergens, and bacteria without a good scrubbing and regular maintenance. Creating a clean environment and extending the lifespan of your carpets are our goals. 

Deep washing, commercial carpet cleaning is a part of our cleaning arsenal: 

  • Daily for hotels
  • Monthly for heavy-use areas like entryways and hallways
  • Quarterly for medium-use places like offices 
  • Every 6 Months for light-use areas (conference rooms)
  • Immediate carpet restoration for water damage remediation

ATP Testing for Dallas Restaurants 

Pass a health inspection with flying colors. Our ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) Testing Services guarantee clean, sanitary surfaces. 

Disaster Cleanup for Dallas Restaurants, Offices, and Industrial Buildings

At SERVPRO North Irving, we’re faster to any size disaster. We offer advanced Commercial Cleaning Services in the event of a fire, flood, or storm damage to your commercial property. 

Using advanced and professional equipment and routines, our Commercial Cleaning Services include remediation of the following:

Whether you need extensive cleaning after a disaster or want to schedule a routine cleaning of your office, restaurant, or industrial Dallas building, we’re always here and happy to help. 

Contact us online or call us at (972) 986-7677, and we’ll schedule your free inspection asap!

Top 10 Tips for Cleaning Your HVAC System

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Top 10 Tips for Cleaning Your HVAC System Having a clean HVAC system will cut down on dust, allergens, and other contaminants that can make your property less than comfortable.

Clean air ducts have numerous benefits. Having a clean HVAC system will cut down on dust, allergens, and other contaminants that can make your property less than comfortable. If you’re a DIY enthusiast, add cleaning your HVAC system to the list. 

Here are our top 10 tips for cleaning your HVAC system. 

Tools You’ll Need for Cleaning Your HVAC System:

  • A vacuum with a hose attachment
  • Brush with a long handle and stiff bristles
  • A screwdriver
  • Towels
  • Furnace filter

Cleaning Your HVAC System: Our Top Tips

Grab your dust mask and gloves. Then, follow these tips for a squeaky clean, and healthy HVAC system. 

1. Cover the Registers

Use paper towels or clothes to cover the supply registers during cleaning. This will keep dust and debris from blowing into the home while you’re cleaning. Just lift the grills, cover the opening, then replace the grills.

2. Turn on the Fan

Before you start cleaning, turn off the heat supply, then turn on the fan to loosen debris. 

3. Clean the Supply Registers First

Use the brush and vacuum cleaner to remove dust, dirt, and allergens from the supply registers. The long handle brush should be sufficient for getting deep into the pipes. 

4. Clean the Return Air Registers

Repeat step three above on the return air registers. 

5. Shut the Power Supply to the HVAC System 

After cleaning the supply and return air registers, let the fan run for a couple of minutes. Then, turn off the power connected to the system. You’ll need access to the main ducts in the next few steps, and you don’t want to be cleaning when it’s hot. 

6. Remove the Air Duct Covers

You’ll probably need a screwdriver for this part. Next, unscrew the air duct covers, and clean the grates with a soapy towel and water. 

7. Vacuum the Air Ducts

With the hose attachment, thoroughly vacuum the air duct system. Use the brush to remove moldy spots and stuck-on grime. A cleaning cloth should take care of the rest. Use it to wipe the interior of the duct. You can wrap it around the brush head for areas out of reach. 

8. Clean the Blower Compartment

The blower compartment can clog if left uncleaned for too long. Remove the panels covering the blower compartment and clean it with a soft cloth. Be extra careful when cleaning the furnace fan. 

9. Replace the Furnace Filter

The final step is to replace the furnace filter. A clogged furnace filter prevents air from getting into the system and can damage the mechanics. 

10. Remove Towels and Turn the System Back On

Now that your air ducts are clean and dust-free remove the towels covering the supply registers, replace any grills, and fire up the system. 

Professional Dallas HVAC Cleaning Services

A clean HVAC system means cleaner air for people to breathe. While DIY HVAC cleaning is better than nothing, you probably don’t have the tools or processes needed to get the HVAC system pristine and entirely free of harmful contaminants. 

At SERVPRO North Irving, we’ve been helping commercial property owners and homeowners achieve cleaner, healthier indoor air with our professional Dallas HVAC Cleaning Services

Give us a call at (972) 236-4487 and contact us today for a free quote!

Water Classification: What Can We Learn from the 3 Different Water Categories?

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Water Classification- What Can We Learn from the 3 Different Water Categories If your property has suffered a flood or leak, give us a call, and let’s get it fixed asap.

Dealing with a water-damaged home or business is no walk in the park. Water can harbor a boatload of dangerous contaminants, depending on what category of water it is. Cleaning and restoring the property quickly is a must to keep inhabitants healthy and safe. 

At SERVPRO North Irving, we’ve been restoring water-damaged properties for stressed-out owners for more than 30 years. If your property has suffered a flood or leak, give us a call, and let’s get it fixed asap. 

This article will cover the different water classification categories and what they mean for your damage restoration needs. 

Water Damage: When to Call a Pro

With some time on their hands and previous restoration experience, ambitious property owners might think they can DIY their water damage clean-up

But in most cases, it pays to hire a pro:

  • Where’s the water source? If you have ready access to it, you can shut off the supply. But if the source of the damage is unknown, you’ll need to contact a pro. Our water damage restoration professionals are trained in uncovering hard-to-see water sources and neutralizing them. 
  • How much water is there? Is there more flooding than what a mop and bucket could handle? Then the flooding is too severe for simple DIY equipment.
  • Is fire damage also present? If the water damage results from putting out a fire, you definitely don’t want to go to this one alone. We know how to restore both fire and water-damaged properties to pristine and safe conditions. 

Bottom line:

If you can't locate the water source, the amount of water is too considerable for your mop and bucket, or there’s also fire damage present, you’ll need to hire a professional to restore your building. 

Consider the Different Types of Water Classification

Finally, you’ll also need to consider the type of water category you’re dealing with. 

Category 1

Category 1 water is clean water. Usually, flooding from this water source will have come from a clean pipe, sink, or faucet that broke. If cleaned quickly, you’re usually not going to deal with much, if any, bacteria. However, leaving category 1 water to sit for too long will result in mold and bacteria growth

Category 2 

Category 2 water classification is referred to as grey water. This is water from a somewhat unclean source, such as a toilet, a broken sump pump, or seepage from another grey water source. Grey water does pose a health risk to inhabitants. 

Category 3 

Category 3 water is black water, one of the nastiest water damage sources you’ll encounter. Category 3 black water comes from sewage or contamination of standing water. Floodwaters are considered category 3 water since they are often contaminated with raw sewage and other harmful substances. 

When to Call a Professional for the Water Category you’re Dealing With

If you’re dealing with a category 2 or 3 water classification, you’ll need to contact a professional. Grey and black water are incredibly harmful to people and pets if not cleaned properly. 

At SERVPRO North Irving, our water damage restoration team has the experience, knowledge, and equipment to sufficiently clean and restore property from harmful category 2 and 3 water classifications.

If you’re dealing with a flood and suspected black and grey water contamination, contact us today for a free estimate. 

Commercial Mold Remediation and Inspection Services in Dallas

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Remediation and Inspection Services in Dallas At SERVPRO North Irving in Dallas, our commercial mold remediation professionals understand the importance of getting rid of stubborn mold for good.

For today’s businesses, maintaining high cleanliness standards is a critical trust marker and a significant part of the customer’s expectations. But mold and mildew often grow unnoticed, hidden in a dark corner until the problem becomes obvious. Unfortunately, mold can cause serious health effects for employees and customers. 

At SERVPRO North Irving in Dallas, our commercial mold remediation professionals understand the importance of getting rid of stubborn and problematic mold for good. We pinpoint and eliminate mold at the source and restore your commercial building to a clean, healthy, and mold-free environment. 

Contact us today to learn more about our Commercial Mold Remediation Services

Here’s how we tackle your mold problem.

When Professional Mold Remediation is Necessary

Mold is a prolific indoor contaminant. In the right conditions, a single mold spore multiplies and soon becomes an infestation. 

Mold loves dark, moist environments and feeds off cellulose. Typically, walls and textiles offer a cellulose-rich environment that’s a perfect food source for stubborn mold. Areas that tend to trap moisture and also lack adequate ventilation are at high risk for mold growth. 

If unaddressed, toxic mold will continue to damage the building and affect occupants’ health. As soon as you notice mold spots in your commercial building, you’ll want to contact the pros asap. 

Mold spots can signify more severe and larger infestations in hard-to-reach and see areas:

  • Deep inside wall cavities
  • In carpeting and drapery
  • Inside furniture and upholstery
  • Throughout HVAC systems

This list isn’t exhaustive, and you could be dealing with mold growth in crawl spaces, attics, or somewhere else. 

Since the extent of a mold infestation isn’t apparent, SERVPRO North Irving commercial mold remediation experts are the right people to call. Our professionals have the experience needed to determine how extensive the infestation is and what’s feeding the mold growth. 

Why This Isn’t a DIY Project

At SERVPRO North Irving, we conduct a thorough, multi-step Commercial Mold Remediation Service that guarantees a healthy and mold-free commercial building. 

  • We're experienced, trained mold remediation pros who know exactly where to look for mold and eliminate it at the source. 
  • We use professional-grade mold testing to determine precisely what type of mold you're dealing with and how to get rid of it. 
  • We use the right equipment that’s guaranteed to get rid of molds, such as air scrubbers, HEPA vacs, and EPA-approved cleaners that remove mold spores from the air. 
  • We conduct government-mandated safety regulations to ensure the appropriate disposal of contaminated materials.
  • Our process is compliant with Texas mold remediation laws. 

Toxic mold is a harmful contaminant and requires certain precautions, steps, and products to ensure its demise. The dangers of mold, the type of equipment you need, and safety regulations you must follow are best left to the professionals. 

Our Commercial Mold Remediation Pros are Here for You 24/7

You can contact us anytime, day or night, for reliable Commercial Mold Remediation Services. We’re ready to hop aboard a moving train and can work around your operating hours, so you don’t have to lose valuable business. 

You value cleanliness and convenience, and so do we. We’re available:

  • After-hours
  • Overnight
  • Weekends
  • Holidays

Our Commercial Mold remediation Services are compliant with the current codes and regulations pursuant to Texas mold remediation laws. We’ll work with you to eliminate toxic mold and create a mold prevention plan that fits your business needs. 

Get in touch with us today at (972) 986-7677 for a free estimate of our Commercial Mold Remediation Services.

Common Causes of Fort Worth House Fires

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

Common Causes of Fort Worth House Fires We hope a house fire never happens to you, but if it does, SERVPRO of Fort Worth is prepared to do a complete fire damage restoration.

The City of Fort Worth reports that in 2019 the fire department responded to 2192 fires. Of those fires 618 were residential. From 2014-2016, Tarrant County held the third position for most structure fires in Texas.

Is your home at risk for fires? SERVPRO of Fort Worth responds to many fire damage scenarios throughout the year, but the truth is we’d rather house fires be prevented. Here’s a guide on how to avoid common causes of house fires.

5 Common Ways a Home Fire Starts

As you read through these house fire scenarios, ask yourself if this is an issue in your home.

Outdated Electrical System

With modern improvements, home electrical systems are now safer. Some older homes have yet to be upgraded so certain parts of the wiring become unsafe. When wires overheat because of an overloaded circuit, the sparks created cause materials to catch on fire.

Kitchen Mishaps

The kitchen is rife with fire potential. Particle build-up from unclean ovens catches fire while baking. Oils and grease become a flame when making contact with the burner. Loose clothing drapes over the stove and catches on fire. Children playing around in the kitchen also pose a fire risk.

Unattended Candles

Those who use candles in the home for fragrance, decorating, and relaxing sometimes forget they are still lit. Some may even go to sleep with one still burning. A candle being knocked over, the glass container exploding, or it being played with by a child or a pet may cause items nearby to catch on fire.

Embers from Smoking

The number of people who still smoke decreases every year, but those who still smoke habitually or occasionally can unintentionally start a fire. Falling asleep while smoking is a common cause for fires when a cigar or cigarette falls from a hand or mouth. Someone might also fail to put out a cigarette completely.

Heating Hazards

Space heaters offer supplementary warmth for drafty homes during the winter, and many come with safety features like automatic shut-off if it tips over. However, space heaters should never be placed close to combustibles like papers, wood, or blankets.

Some resort to using the kitchen oven to heat the home by leaving the door open, but this is highly dangerous as it creates a fire risk.

How to Prevent Fires in Your Home

Sometimes fires are not preventable, but here are some things you can do to correct fire hazards in your home.

  • Twice a year, check your smoke alarms and replace the alarm batteries. Some do this during the bi-annual daylight savings time changes.
  • Have the heating system, furnace, and electrical systems checked by a professional.
  • Don’t leave cooking unattended in the kitchen, wipe up oil and grease spills promptly, keep loose fabrics out of the way, and don’t use the oven to heat the home.
  • Keep dryer vents and lint traps clean and clear of blockage. 
  • Check power cords for wire exposure.
  • Keep any flammable chemicals away from heat. 
  • Be vigilant with the use of candles, fireplaces, and cigarettes. 
  • Have fire extinguishers on hand (especially in the kitchen). 

Call SERVPRO of Fort Worth for Fire Damage Restoration

We hope a house fire never happens to you, but if it does, SERVPRO of Fort Worth is prepared to do a complete fire damage restoration. We are available for emergency contact 24/7 and we work with your insurance company for a smooth claims process. Just call (817) 589-1499.

Tips to Protect Your North Dallas Home from Flood Damage

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

Tips to Protect Your North Dallas Home from Flood Damage With flood risk in the Dallas area expected to increase over the next several years, what can you do to protect your home?

FloodFactor estimates that $9M in flood damage to Dallas-area properties has happened so far in 2021. So with flood risk in the Dallas area expected to increase over the next several years, what can you do to protect your home? We share practical tips in this guide.

Tips for Protecting Your Property from Flooding

We cannot control the weather, but we can prepare for it. Here are some things to consider doing this year to prepare for future storms.

Elevate the Home

One way to assess flood risk to your property is to find out if you are in a flood zone by checking FEMA’s database. If you have determined that your property is oriented in such a way that it is at high risk of flooding, then you might consider having it professionally elevated.

Install Proofing

Consult a professional proofing service for either dry flood or wet floodproofing. With dry floodproofing, the walls and floors are made watertight with seals that keep floodwaters out. Plastic, rubberized sheeting, or special waterproofing compounds coat the walls for waterproofing. Attention is also given to doors, windows, vents, or sewer lines so that any vulnerable points are sealed off.

Wet floodproofing a home routes the floodwaters to areas that stand up better to water. This also involves raising certain household equipment up and out of the way. AC and heating systems, water heaters, and other appliances are either moved upstairs or on platforms so that water can’t reach. This will save thousands of dollars in losses.

Protect Your Basement

If your home has a basement, water can get in through cracks in the foundation or from hydrostatic pressure. To protect your basement, ensure that:

  • All foundation cracks have been cured, 
  • All rainwater will be routed away from the foundation, 
  • Window wells are sealed off
  • A sump pump is installed to remove any water that gets in

Build a Retaining Wall

If your home is downhill from some point or you can see where runoff tends to run toward your home, consider building a retaining wall to redirect the flow. Retaining walls are built from compacted soil or concrete between the home and where the floodwaters are likely to be. These are also built as floodwalls, berms, and levees. 

Rethink Electrical 

One of the biggest risks brought about during flooding is when there is live electricity present that makes the water dangerous to step foot in. You might consider moving the main breaker, fuse box, or utility meters well above flood risk areas. Then label each circuit so you know which ones to shut down during a flood. When in doubt, shut off all power until waters have completely subsided.

Pack Your Irreplaceables

When all else fails, it helps to pack away certain valuables as a backup plan. Many things can be replaceable but certain photographs, documents, books, heirlooms, and other valuables cannot be. 

Secure these with waterproof containers and locate them in a higher place where floodwaters cannot reach. Consider putting these things in a weatherproof storage facility.

Call SERVPRO of North Dallas for Flood Damage Services

Unfortunately, flooding is expected to become more common in this area over the next several years. SERVPRO is here to make it "Like it never even happened," with our storm and water damage remediation services. We even work with your insurance company. Call (972) 690-1414 for 24/7 emergency contact.

How Much Does Hail Damage Repair Cost?

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

How Much Does Hail Damage Repair Cost SERVPRO is the preferred provider of storm and water damage restoration by major insurance companies.

With a strong Dallas storm comes high winds, tornadoes, and sometimes hail. If we’re lucky the hail will be small and sparse, but when hail is large and abundant this causes severe damage to cars, windows, and roofing.

Here’s what you might expect with a hail damage quote for your home or business. Keep in mind that these figures do not reflect SERVPRO’s rates. The only way to get an accurate SERVPRO is for a representative to visit the damage for an in-person evaluation.

Ballpark Estimate for Hail Damage

According to Home Advisor, the average cost for hail damage to a home is $26,171 while the national average is only $8,702. 

The typical range for hail damage to structures in Texas is $12,845 - $40,936. On the low end, a Texas homeowner will spend $9,531, but on the high end, it could cost up to $57,356.

Roof Repair Costs

When it comes to hail damage to a home or building, the roof takes the brunt of the beating from chunks of ice. Missing shingles, gutters, flashing and fixtures may all contribute to a roof repair from hail damage. 

It’s best to have a professional go up on the roof and assess the damage as you might endanger yourself should you step through any soft spots.

  • Asphalt shingles replacement: $1,700 to $8,400. (New shingles cost between $1 and $5 per square foot.)
  • Metal roof repair (dents or punctures can cause leaks): ~ $300. 
  • Tile roof repair: $700 to $800 per square.

Siding Repair

Sometimes hail hits the siding of a home or building. This repair has an average cost of $600 with labor being between $40 and $50 per hour.

  • Wood Siding: ~ $9 per square foot plus labor at about $35 an hour.
  • Aluminum and Metal Siding: Costs between $300 and $1,000 at $3 to $6 per square foot. 
  • Vinyl Siding: ~ $2 to $12 per square foot.
  • Cement Fiber: Additional cost of 5% - 14% in materials amounting to about $150 per 100 square feet plus $300 to $850 for labor.

Deck or Porch Repair

Hail damage can ruin a deck or porch, especially when the lumber is old and weak in some spots. The average cost of deck repair is $1,500. As with the roof, it’s best that you have a professional survey the damage as walking on the deck may not be safe.

  • Wood deck: Cedarwood runs between $5 and $15 per square foot and other hardwoods are up to $40 to $80 per square foot. Anchoring stairs add on a few hundred dollars more.
  • Composite deck: Seal or spot treatments cost between $5 and $30. If the damage is bad enough to warrant replacement, this costs between $20 and $50 per square foot.
  • Concrete patio or porch: $300 to $3,800. 

Broken Windows

What happens when large hail hits a window or ricochets into it after hitting something else? To replace a broken window costs between $100 to $649.

Call SERVPRO of Dallas for Storm Damage Restoration

As you’ve seen, repairing property damage from a hail storm is costly. For this reason, you should certainly file a claim with your insurance company. Be sure to take plenty of pictures and document everything.

SERVPRO is a preferred provider of storm and water damage restoration by major insurance companies. We work directly with the insurance company on your behalf to streamline the process. 

Leave the hail damage recovery to us! Call SERVPRO of Dallas for 24/7 emergency contact at (972) 986-7677.

Dallas Landlord Responsibilities During and After a Flood

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

Dallas Landlord Responsibilities During and After a Flood As the preferred provider of restoration services for many top insurance providers, SERVPRO works directly with your insurance company.

Apartments buildings all over the state faced water damage from the February 2021 storm. During extreme weather events like these, landlords and tenants alike have many questions about what to do. Flood damage is stressful for everyone involved, so this guide helps you sort it out.

Landlord Responsibilities

Per law, a landlord must repair anything concerning the dwelling that affects the physical health and safety of ordinary tenants. Landlords should do reasonable maintenance to prevent flooding from plumbing failures. 

Landlords are also responsible for any damage brought on by events such as fire, hailstorms, hurricanes, and flooding. When this occurs, the landlord should initiate a casualty loss claim with their insurance carrier, but they are not required to begin repairs until the claim has been paid out.

Tenant Responsibilities 

Regardless of what state the property is in, the tenant must continue to pay the rent according to the lease terms. If they choose to do repairs to the property out of pocket, they cannot deduct this expense from their rent payment without a written agreement to do so.

Tenants should use the water features of the property responsibly. During the winter, apartment properties often post reminders to leave faucets dripping during a freeze. This prevents burst pipes that cause flooding.

Landlords are not responsible for the tenant’s loss of personal property. This is why many property managers urge tenants to get renter’s insurance to replace personal items.

When the Units are Partially Uninhabitable

Sometimes flooding makes a dwelling uncomfortable but still okay to live in while repairs are being done. In this case, the tenant has the right to ask the landlord for reduced rent while repairs are in progress.

When the Units are Fully Uninhabitable 

When a dwelling is missing walls, a roof, or has a hazardous condition such as sewage contamination, the tenant may give notice to the landlord to be let out of their lease. 

However, if the flood damage is the result of the tenant’s actions (or a guest of the tenant) and not an “act of God,” the tenant is not entitled to reduced rent or prematurely ending a lease term.  

Organizations like the Red Cross, FEMA, or the insurance company for the property may be able to help tenants find temporary housing if the unit is unlivable.

Call SERVPRO of Dallas for Comprehensive Flood Damage Restoration

From a single-family home to a large apartment building, SERVPRO of Dallas handles it all when it comes to water damage restoration. 

As the preferred provider of restoration services for many top insurance providers, SERVPRO works directly with your insurance company to make the claims process run efficiently. We start by preventing secondary damage that could result in a partial or full denial of your insurance claim.

Our mission is to make properties fully inhabitable again with aggressive anti-mold measures and full restoration of the property back to its preloss condition. Call SERVPRO of Dallas 24/7 for emergency contact at (972) 986-7677.

5 Tips for Disinfecting and Sanitizing Your North Dallas Gym

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

5 Tips for Disinfecting and Sanitizing Your North Dallas Gym SERVPRO of Richardson is available to provide an extra hand with periodic comprehensive cleaning or a refresh.

It has always been common courtesy to wipe down a machine at the gym after use, but when COVID-19 hit the Dallas area, the cleaning regimen for fitness centers changed (for what might be forever).

Facilities are now cleaned more frequently while patrons do their part to keep equipment and hands clean. Exercise is a part of a healthy lifestyle, so SERVPRO is here to help gyms stay clean and hygienic with this guide based on CDC information.

1. Set a Cleaning and Disinfection Schedule

A gym is a busy place and all of your staff should be cross-trained for cleaning duties. Since you’ve staffed for peak times, you know what the visitor traffic patterns are. 

In addition to cleaning surfaces with disinfectant, also perform regular vacuuming with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters and bags.

Cleaning duties should immediately follow peak times. Staff will be delegated to every section of the gym for a complete wipedown including locker rooms. Daily routine cleanings should be enforced by supervisors checking and signing off on the duties being done.

2. Stock Up on Supplies

A hardworking staff can’t keep a gym clean without the right supplies. Keep your closets well stocked with automatic shipments of cleaners, paper products, gloves, etc.

Corporate gyms most likely already have a supplier for cleaning products. If you’re looking to purchase, SERVPRO and the CDC recommend EPA-registered disinfectants effective against viruses.

Make it a strict policy that any solutions (chemicals mixed with water) be properly labeled so that cleaners don’t get mixed up. We recommend keeping the cleaners organized and differentiated between those meant for routine cleaning vs. ones for “high touch” wipedowns. 

3. Sanitize High Touch Areas More Often

In addition to regular cleanings, it’s best practice to wipe down all “high touch” areas. This includes door handles, bathroom faucets, paper towel dispensers, your most popular equipment, and touch screens.

For sensitive electronic devices like POS system screens, you should avoid spraying these. Instead, use wipes that are specifically designed for electronic screens.

4. Train Employees on How to Use Products

The cleaning protocol for disinfectants and sanitation products all depends on what supplies you have on hand. It’s best to read all the directions before use or having your staff use these products.

For example, some products are to be left on a surface for several minutes before they can be wiped off. If not, the surface has not been sanitized. Some cleaning products require that gloves or masks be worn during use.

For the safety of your staff and for the cleanest gym environment possible, be sure that your staff knows exactly how to use each cleaning product.

5. Encourage Customers to Do Their Part

One popular gym chain launched a full campaign complete with signage, recurring PSAs mixed in with the streaming music over the facility speaker system. This was a friendly reminder to clean up after the use of machines. 

Set up plenty of cleaning stations for your patrons to use. These stations are equipped with paper towel dispensers, cleaning spray for wipedowns, hand sanitizer, and a large trash receptacle.

Thankfully, many fitness enthusiasts already practice gym etiquette and providing them the cleaning supplies they need makes it that much easier.

SERVPRO’s Gym Cleaning and Sanitation Services

Gyms everywhere have hardworking staff, but sometimes they need a little help with keeping everything sanitized. 

SERVPRO of Richardson is available to provide an extra hand with periodic comprehensive cleaning or a refresh. Refresh services include:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Air duct cleaning with new a/c filters
  • HEPA air scrubbing

Call SERVPRO at (972) 690-1414 for a free on-site estimate. We operate 24/7 and will work around your gym’s schedule!

Fort Worth Classroom Cleaning and Preventative Measures

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fort Worth Classroom Cleaning If your school experiences a highly contagious disease outbreak, SERVPRO is equipped to do a complete cleaning of the facility.

Many Texas schools were at least partially remote in 2020 and 2021. It has been speculated that many schools plan to be fully in-person for the next school year that begins in the fall of 2021.

COVID-19 has certainly made the public more cleaning conscious. With illnesses frequently circulating through schools, it’s best to continue with enhanced cleaning protocol.

Clean Classrooms Are A Group Effort

The best way to promote a clean classroom is to educate students about good cleaning habits. For the first month of classes, teachers and administrators have an opportunity to onboard everyone to adopt responsible cleanliness procedures.

Learn these terms in the classroom so your students will be sanitation experts:

  • Cleaning: Removes dirt and debris by agitating with soap and rinsing with water. Soap and friction remove most germs. This step also exposes other germs so that the disinfectant will be more effective.
  • Disinfecting: Germs are further reduced on surfaces to meet health and safety standards.
  • Sanitizing: Germs are inactivated or destroyed on objects, but not bacterial spores.

With everyone educated about germs and how to get rid of them, we all work together to maintain a clean school environment.

The Clean Routine

Wiping down high touch surfaces like doorknobs, desks, and chairs takes a lot of work, but when everyone pitches in, the job gets done fast. Take time at the end of each class period to have students tidy up and wipe down commonly used areas with disinfecting wipes.

Hand Washing is Fundamental

Students should be given plenty of time to wash their hands after using the restroom and before consuming meals or snacks. Handwashing is much more effective than the use of hand sanitizer.

Children should be reminded to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time they go to the restroom, before meals, and after any other tactile activities. Hand sanitizer is good to have available in between handwashing.

Handwashing is foremost in illness prevention. The CDC offers handwashing resources for schools such as posters, stickers, window clings, videos, fact sheets, etc.

Watch for Signs of Illness

Before COVID, a cough or some sniffles was not cause for concern, but now the public is more vigilant about respiratory illness symptoms.

Students and staff who are not feeling well should be temperature checked. Those with a fever should be sent home and only return to school when they are fever-free for 24 hours and aren’t experiencing any other COVID-19 symptoms.

When someone has arrived at the school with an illness, the areas they used should be cleaned and disinfected immediately.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Worth for School Cleaning and Education

If your school experiences a highly contagious disease outbreak, SERVPRO is equipped to do a complete cleaning of the facility. SERVPRO is also available to do a top-to-bottom cleaning before school starts for the semester.

SERVPRO is also committed to recruiting the next generation of cleaning and restoration professionals. Once in-person events are allowed, we are eager to do career days again. We visit schools and teach children about how we clean and restore homes and buildings with the latest in cleaning technology.

Calls SERVPRO of Fort Worth at (817) 589-1499 for a free estimate or for more information on career day bookings.