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Business sanitation

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning crew at work Deep cleaning an office.

Business sanitation

With the new challenges we are all facing from COVID-19 it is really becoming a struggle to make sure we are doing everything we can to protect ourselves, customers, and employees. Proper education of our staff should be the first line of defense to prevent spread of germs. The importance of cleanliness should be reminded to everyone at the start of each shift. A clean hand and a clean surface do not support transfer of contaminates.  Sanitizers and disinfectants are also very helpful on surfaces that can not be cleaned as easily or often as we would like.  Regular and proper cleaning protocols are the fastest and most effective actions that can be adopted to flatten the curve!

If you have questions about your specific site feel free to call on us for advice.  

Safe travels

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Winter is here! Just like every winter that comes it unfortunately brings the fog with it. When foul weather strikes remember to allow for extra time to reach your destination safely and always make sure your headlights are on. With most newer cars the headlights are automatic and may not always come on when its foggy outside so in some cases the driver will need to manually turn them on. Your headlights will make a huge difference in other drivers being able to see you when on the road. When you do safely reach your destination be sure to remember to turn your head lights off to avoid a dead battery. One more little tip is to use the defroster in your car during the foggy times, it can be deceiving sometimes that the fog on your windows can be disguised by the fog outside and reduce your visibility even more.

Happy holidays and safe travels from all of us at SERVPRO of Fresno Southeast.

The secret to cleaning

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Cooking Grease In progress of cleaning

The secret to cleaning

The reality is there is no secret to cleaning, however the art of cleaning is all about being thorough. No matter what you intend to clean there are some key factors one must consider; what products are safe to use on the surface, can you actually get to the surface to be cleaned, wet or dry cleaning, what are you trying to remove?

Wet cleaning is the most effective but not all materials can withstand the moisture used so you may need to dry clean. Dry cleaning does not necessarily mean that there are no liquids involved just that there is no water used. You may be able to use solvents or scrub with a brush and vacuum to remove the soiling.  

When wet cleaning real the label on the product you are using, that is were the secrets are held. Manufactures of cleaning products test the solutions in many ways to find out what works best and will give you the information on the directions of the container. If your solution is too strong or too weak it will not work as good as it is designed to.  

In summary take your time and follow the label directions and remember that routine cleaning is faster and easier than letting things build up over time.

Community support

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile Our services

Community support

We are looking to help support our community in Southeast Fresno by offering our sanitation services to some smaller non-profit organizations that may need some help keeping their facility safe during the pandemic. We have a wide variety of services we can offer to help with the maintenance of your facility from sanitizing and disinfection to advice on proper daily cleaning to keep thinks as safe as possible while your clientele is visiting your location.

We also offer an Emergency Ready Profile that can help prepare you for an emergency and give you valuable resources to minimize any interruptions to your facility in case of emergency.

SERVPRO of Fresno Southeast is Here to Help and strives to be a part of our local community in a safe and positive manor.

Smoke contamination

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Air filter This is one week old out of our office in Fresno

Air quality

With all of the recent wild fire in our area we would like to offer some helpful hints on keeping your home or business as safe and clean as possible.

We have had a tremendous amount of smoke in our air for the last few weeks and it has found its way into everything. All of that smoke has left ash and other contaminates on everything in and around our homes and offices. One of the first things to check is your air conditioning filters. The excessive heat has not helped our situation and our HVAC systems have taken a beating. The filters are probably full of all this air borne debris and should be changed much more often when we experience the seasonal wild fires. When you change your filters buy the nest quality filter you can and change it often. We have been changing ours weekly and it is amazing how fast they can clog with the amount of stuff in the air.

Another helpful tip is to use a dusting cloth that traps and picks up dust on all of the flat surfaces in your home. Using a duster just moves the dust around rather than removing it.

If your home has suffered an excessive amount of smoke contamination give our office a call and we would love for the opportunity to help restore your building to a sparkling clean environment.

Commercial Cleaning Services

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

Sanitation SERVPRO of Fresno Southeast Employees sanitizing a business to reopen.

In light of the recent pandemic we would like to remind all of our clients that we are Here to Help! As businesses reopen cleaning or sanitation may be needed to protect the public and your staff.

We have a range of services that we can provide to help with your specific needs, we have been successfully working alongside with the routine janitorial services already in place to supplement the services taking them to the next level providing a clean and sanitized environment for your business.

If you do not have a janitorial service in place, we are more than happy to help get your building in shape and up to standard to ensure a healthy and happy staff.

Our services are tailored to each building's needs whether it’s a one time emergency decontamination or an ongoing sanitation program we are here for you.

SERVPRO of Fresno Southeast is here to help. Call us at 559 453-3336.

Rest Assured

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

Personal Protective Equipment Employees in full PPE for our safety and yours.

We would like to assure all of our clients that we are taking special precautions during the pandemic in order to keep our staff and customers safe.

All employees are surveyed each morning and at the end of the shift look for any signs of illness or potential exposure.  We are following all guidelines set forth by the CDC and Fresno County Health Department to ensure everyone’s safety. 

All of our personnel use disposable personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, and shoe coverings that are changed out at every job site to avoid any chances of exposure or cross contamination, and that are disposed of properly.

We strive to give the best service possible even in the unique time of need, if you have any special requests or needs do not hesitate to let us know so we can accommodate your wishes.

Please call our office with any questions, (559) 453-3336

Rest assured that if you have a water or fire emergency we are still here for you.

Staying safe during the pandemic

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

Keeping the germs at bay. Remember your mask, gloves and sanitizer.

It is important that we all do our best to protect ourselves and others with the widespread reach of COVID19.

The basics still work with this virus.

Cleanliness is the first line of defense with any illness or potential contaminate.  Regular cleaning of our hands and frequently touched surfaces can and will do more to slow the spread of viruses than anything else.

Keep yourself in good physical condition! Drink plenty of water and get your rest, you are at your best and the most resistant to infection or illness when you are healthy. The added bonus is a boost to your mental well being when you are rested especially if you add physical exercise to your routine.

Hand and face coverings help when used correctly, keep your masks clean or use disposable face coverings. Gloves will also help when out and about. Take them off when returning to your vehicle making sure to turn them inside out without touching the outside of the gloves and properly dispose.

Stay safe, Stay healthy, and Stay happy!

More than A Little Water

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

Here you can see where the damage was removed. Here we are drying the exterior framework.

A little leak can cause a lot of damage if left unchecked

This customer thought they had a small water leak under their home. They knew a professional would need to be called as this was something they were not familiar with. They called in SERVPRO of Fresno Southeast. They were right; it turned out to be more.

As we started our inspection, we pulled back the carpet to check the floor below. The floor was saturated and mushy; we could easily wipe away the subfloor with a finger. The interior and exterior walls were rotten as well; the sheet rock was removed from the interior and the wood siding on the exterior. We were able to crawl under the house, removed insulation to see the structural foundation had rotted and was missing, making the foundation unstable. We replaced all the saturated materials on the interior and exterior to make it structurally sound.

We often run into this, making it so important to call a professional in these situations. SERVPRO of Fresno Southeast is IICRC certified, we specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Let SERVPRO of Fresno Southeast take care of your Fire, Water or Mold needs.

If you have any questions, please call US at 559 453-3336

Hazards of Battery Charging

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

Battery Charger This is a RC Plane Charger

How many of us just casually put a battery on a charger and walk away?

Do you head the warnings when plugging in any device? There is a reason they attach the warning label to the charging cord or the battery directly. Always read the safety instructions and warnings before using or charging batteries.

Read all Important Safety Instruction and Warnings

  • General Guidelines and Warnings
  • Before You Charge
  • Charging Process
  • First Use
  • Storage & Transportation
  • Caring for Battery
  • Operating Temperature
  • Battery Life
  • Product Warranty

Sometimes a charging battery can cause a fire. They can often explode causing a lot of damage. This customer plugged a RC Plane battery in to charge. The battery caught fire in his garage causing a complete meltdown of the battery and surrounding area. The garage was heavily smoke damaged and some of the wiring had to be replaced.

Most items you purchase come with a label, make sure to read any guidelines and follow them. You can also unplug unused items to keep your home safe.

If you need Us at SERVPRO of Fresno Southeast, Please Call 559 453-3336.