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SERVPRO® expands partnership with commercial businesses with first publicly available disinfectant product

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPROxide SERVPROXIDE disinfectant is available in one-gallon bottles and boxes of four.

SERVPROXIDE™ is now available to Amazon Business customers in the United States

SERVPRO, the #1 professionals in disaster cleanup and restoration, announced the availability of SERVPROXIDE™, a hospital-grade disinfectant proven to kill 99.999% of bacteria and viruses when used as directed, for customers on Amazon Business.

SERVPRO, a Blackstone portfolio company, partnered with Amazon Business and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Digital Innovation Team because speed to market was critical as colder weather nears and COVID-19 cases rise. In under 60 days, AWS and Amazon Business helped SERVPRO develop the logistics and e-commerce capabilities needed to bring SERVPROXIDE to the Amazon Business store.

From the beginning of the pandemic, SERVPRO franchise professionals have been on the front lines cleaning and sanitizing businesses, first responder vehicles, schools, hospitals, churches, cruise ships, and military facilities. With the launch of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in April 2020, SERVPRO defined professional pathogen cleaning standards for businesses and facilities fighting the spread of COVID-19.

“Since launching our professional pathogen cleaning service, our customers have been asking for support with their daily follow-up cleaning. We listened and started working with teams across Amazon to explore distribution opportunities for SERVPROXIDE,” said Mike Stahl, SERVPRO’s Chief Marketing Officer. “SERVPROXIDE can elevate everyday cleaning for business owners as they proactively clean registers, door handles, restrooms, counters, tabletops, or any other surface.”

“The SERVPRO team developed their first product offering efficiently by combining innovation and speed-to-market in order to deliver SERVPROXIDE conveniently to their customers,” said Mark Crowther, Innovation Lead, Private Equity, AWS. “AWS works with a number of Blackstone’s portfolio companies to help them develop innovative solutions on the world’s leading cloud, and we are thrilled to partner with Amazon Business to help SERVPRO with this business launch.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the eyes of business owners and consumers alike to increased cleaning practices. According to a recent Harris Poll, 71% of consumers expect businesses to have higher cleanliness standards than they do in their own homes. Business owners, now more than ever, are publicly demonstrating enhanced cleaning protocols and the use of professional, hospital-grade products to show all they are doing to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and other viruses.

When used as directed, SERVPROXIDE disinfectant kills a wide variety of harmful pathogens while being safe enough for everyday cleaning. It carries EPA’s lowest toxicity rating and is NSF-rated for use on food contact surfaces with no rinse required.i Designed to disinfect on hard surfaces, SERVPROXIDE also effectively sanitizes soft surfaces and neutralizes odors on fabrics and carpets.

Now available on Amazon Business, SERVPROXIDE is the first product SERVPRO has sold directly to customers in the company’s 50-plus year history. Select product offerings will also include Cleaned with SERVPRO Disinfectants window sticker for businesses to display to provide additional safety assurances to their customers.

"Being 100% sure that our cleaning practices are effective, gives us the opportunity to focus on what we do. We make pizza!!! Anyone that works in a high-volume pizzeria knows what a whirlwind of chaos it can be. The fact that SERVPROXIDE is ready to use, and requires no dilution, gives me peace of mind what we're using on our food surfaces as well as NSF and EPA registrations. I want our customers to know that we take their health seriously, and that's why we choose to use SERVPROXIDE in our food truck. You trust us to make pizza, we trust SERVPRO to make our disinfectant. It's as simple as that. Also, pineapple DOES belong on pizza," stated Danny Bruckert, Owner/ Pizza Maker for Groundlings Pizza Co., Brooklyn, NY.

Amazon Business helps millions of customers worldwide reshape their procurement with cost and time savings, greater productivity, and insightful purchasing analytics with access to a variety of business-tailored features and benefits. 

While using SERVPROXIDE as directed will reduce the spread of pathogens on treated surfaces, SERVPRO recommends that businesses have a professional pathogen cleaning if they experience a COVID-19 event in their facility. 

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About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO franchise system is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services, mold mitigation, and biohazard remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,800 individually owned and operated franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO system has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

iNSF Registration No. 141392, Category Code: D2 (antimicrobial products not requiring rinse).

SPRING into Spring with SERVPRO of Oxnard

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Spring Cleaning SERVPRO of Oxnard can help you get a BIG jumpstart on your Spring Cleaning!

Well it's that time again!

With the dreaded Daylight Saving Time Spring Forward this past Sunday, SERVPRO of Oxnard welcomes you to the unofficial start of SPRING!

That's right! It's time for Spring Cleaning! After having the windows closed for the past three months you probably have a nice accumulation of dust and other contaminants in your carpets, upholstery, air ducts, window dressings, and other soft textile surfaces in your home or business.

What can SERVPRO of Oxnard do for you?

Simply put, we can make it "Like it never even happened." With our advanced cleaning systems and training, we can help reduce or eliminate the contaminants and allergens in your Oxnard home or business.

What is dust?

Dust is made of fine particles of solid matter. On Earth, it generally consists of particles in the atmosphere that come from various sources such as soil, dust lifted by wind (an aeolian process), volcanic eruptions, and pollution. Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, burnt meteorite particles, and many other materials which may be found in the local environment.

Dust mites are microscopic, insect-like pests that commonly live in house dust. They feed on flakes of dead skin, or dander, that are shed by people and pets. These tiny creatures are a big source of allergens and can worsen allergies and asthma. Dust mites can live in mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, carpets, and curtains in your home.

Call SERVPRO of Camarillo now to help you get a jump on your Spring Cleaning!

(805) 984-2347

Dehumidification Versus Heat in Construction Drying Applications

4/5/2017 (Permalink)

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This is a great read for any general contractors looking to decrease drying time of materials, provide heat, and stay within the guidlines for their Leed buildings during construction. We can help you develope a cost effective Moisure control plan!

The effects of moisture inside a building under construction can become a serious problem for contractors as well as a danger to future occupants. Many of the materials used today to construct buildings absorb moisture. As a result, building materials such as wallboard, fireproofing, millwork and concrete can experience a number of problems.

Unless this moisture is reduced to acceptable tolerances, a contractor may be confronted with a variety of problems. They may be as small as construction schedule delays resulting from slow dry times of building materials or as large as flooring failures resulting from elevated moisture content in a concrete slab. In addition to the fact that most flooring materials respond poorly to elevated moisture levels, water-based adhesives used to attach flooring product to the slab are sensitive and will not cure unless moisture content in the concrete is very low."

Read more at Dehumidification Versus Heat in Construction Drying Applications

The Homeowners Best Weapon in the Fall

10/31/2016 (Permalink)

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Debris Blockage

If there's one key to the clog-free performance of the LeafGuard system, it may be the way its design leverages the principle of liquid adhesion. Here’s how it works: When rainfall cascades down the roof and reaches the curved hood of the gutter, it flows right around the lip and into the trough. Meanwhile, when debris comes into contact with the hood, it gets deflected to the ground. With leaves, twigs, and pine needles unable to enter, the gutter remains unobstructed at all times, ensuring the free flow of water all the way to the downspouts and away from your home. That's why you never need to clean LeafGuard gutters: They don't get dirty in the first place!"

 

Read more at: The Lazy Homeowner's Best Weapon in the Fall

Impossible cigarette smoke? SERVPRO can handle the impossible!

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

"For the news “junkies” among us, you know that the big news of Sept. 25, 2015, was that John Boehner was stepping down as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. What you might not know, and of interest to restoration professionals, was that his replacement, Congressman Paul Ryan, said when he moved into Boehner’s prestige office…it reeked.

 

Apparently the former Speaker was, as he described himself, an “unapologetic smoker,” and was frequently found smoking in his office and in other areas of the Congressional building. This did not sit well with Ryan who is well-known for being a fitness- and health-conscious congressman, so he decided one of his first acts as Speaker was to rid the office of smoke odors. "

Read more at First Order of Business: Smoke Odor Removal

Wicked wicking

9/13/2016 (Permalink)

"How often is a spot removed with cleaning only to reappear upon drying? Many cleaners would say it is their number one complaint. Others would also say that they do not have a guaranteed system to stop that same spot from reappearing again and again. This is called a “wicking spot.”

How wicking spots are different

Wicking spots are different in that the material in the spot has collected at the tips of the fibers. Other types of spots are likely to travel the entire depth of the yarn. This kind of spot is also different because the liquids have penetrated into the carpet backing or even to the substrate. Thus, wicking spots are more likely to have moisture readings prior to cleaning. This means one can discover them before cleaning.

Another thing to note is that they are more likely to occur on hydrophobic fibers such as polypropylene/olefin, triexta and polyester; however, it still happens on nylon."

Read more at: Wicked wicking

4 incredibly smart reasons to make your own cleaning products

7/13/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is always here to help. Even when it comes to tips to help you clean your own home!  Check out this blog from the Today show for some great money saving tips on making your own cleaning products

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In my time running my food and wellness site Root + Revel, I've learned that all it takes to green your home scene are a few basic (and cheap!) products available at every grocery store. While the reasons to go green are endless, here are my top four tips for creating easy, DIY cleaners:

It's cheaper

One of the best reasons to DIY your own cleaning products is to save money. Who doesn't love that?! In fact, most DIY cleaners cost less than $1 to make. Compare that to $5-$15 per bottle for most store-bought products, and you'll quickly find that you really can't afford to not make your own cleaning products."

http://www.today.com/home/4-incredibly-smart-reasons-make-your-own-cleaning-products-t100697