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Lower Manhattan Commercial Cleaning Tips & Tricks

1/25/2023 (Permalink)

Cleaning a business is nothing like cleaning a home. You can’t just throw extra things in a closet and plan to deal with it during spring cleaning… we know you do it, most people do. When it comes to a business, you need to make sure everything is up to par for the sake of you, your employees, and customers/clients. Here are some tips and tricks for cleaning your lower Manhattan commercial business!

Hire a Professional
First off, it’s smart to just hire a professional to get this done for you. The last thing you need is to add cleaning to your busy plate. Plus, professionals will come in with the best equipment and understand exactly what needs to be done and how to do it. When it comes to SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan, we can take care of carpet & upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, odor removal, and sewage & biohazard cleanup.

Get the Right Products
If you are, in fact, handling the cleaning on your own - be sure to choose the right products. You want to look for non-toxic cleaners if you own a place of business that sells or makes food, and all-natural disinfectants will keep the areas safe for your customers/clients and employees.

Disinfect!
Staying on top of disinfecting is important, especially while we live in the world of Covid-19. Make sure there are hand sanitizers in many places around the building and ensure every surface is cleaned after each day. A clean work environment is a safe work environment.

Clean the Air Ducts
Professional duct cleaners will see to it your ducts are clean and sanitized properly. This is going to be particularly effective when you increase your business’ ventilation. When people talk, sing, cough, or sneeze, respiratory droplets are released. To keep your employees safe, ventilation should be increased. Have an HVAC professional help you adjust.

Graffiti & Vandalism Cleanup
Vandalism and graffiti can be very upsetting, especially if it occurs to your business in Manhattan. It can range from minor pranks to malicious destruction of property. Often simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner. We will act quickly to remove this from your commercial space. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastics, and masonry.

Count on SERVPRO to Keep Your Building Clean
Everyone likes to watch their budget, but when it comes to the sanitation of your building, it’s not the time to cut corners. Make sure only the most dependable, reputable company takes care of cleaning and sanitizing all areas of your office and common areas. You don’t want to put your business and your employees or your clients at unnecessary risk. You also want to put forth good first impressions when new clients visit.

About SERVPRO Team Harvey
SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of West Somerset County, SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, and SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel.

We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”

Crime Scene Cleanup at Your Manhattan Home!?!

11/3/2022 (Permalink)

Crime Scene Cleanup at Your Manhattan Home!?!

Although this may sound like a blog for Halloween - this is the real deal. Unfortunately, crime happens inside residential homes, and SERVPRO is here to help clean it up - and by cleanup we don’t mean helping someone hide the body. Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back to a clean, safe home or business. Here is some information around how SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan can provide a crime scene cleanup at your home.

Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers - you know what we mean if you’ve ever seen an episode of Dexter. However, most of those who commit the crime are not always as clean as Dexter, and that’s where we come in. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Following the police investigation, the cleaning and restoration process may begin. We’ll tackle biohazard chemicals, blood, and other contaminants that would put you at a health risk. The following list provides you with common trauma and crime scene scenarios.

Crime Scene Residues

From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals, to tear gas and pepper spray residues, we can clean and restore your property of these substances after a crime scene investigation.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. Our trained professionals clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure.

Illegal Drug - “Meth” Labs

Many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as “meth” are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. Our technicians follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

If you need trauma or crime scene cleanup, call (212) 564-6365 today. Our services include:

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants 

About SERVPRO Team Harvey

SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of Holmdel/Aberdeen, SERVPRO of West Somerset County, and SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City

We understand the stress and worry that comes from trauma and crime scenes and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”

Avoid Major Mishaps by Keeping Medical Facilities Clean

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

People who work in medical facilities like hospitals or general clinics are generally trained and required to follow strict sanitation rules. Ultimately, they follow these guidelines to avoid the occurrence of germs and disease being spread throughout the facility. It is crucial to understand that these hygiene guidelines are useless if the facility is already a conducive environment for dangerous pathogens to flourish. 

Sometimes, the staff of these facilities become careless with their sanitation methods and this leads to dire consequences. An example of this would be a situation in which medical personnel are understaffed and untrained for high workloads. As a result being overworked and undergoing level high levels of job stress can make them forget or neglect the importance of proper methods of waste disposal and sanitation. 

On the other hand, this could also be a problem that private outpatient clinics might encounter. Although the staff in these clinics might not be overworked, they might also neglect certain common hygiene practices that are used in larger medical facilities. As they receive a much smaller flow of patients and clients, they follow a much less restrictive form of guidelines that are often lower in standard. This is especially so if the private clinics hire cleaning staff that are inexperienced or unprofessional in their work. 

The absence of good sanitation practices and low levels of hygiene in these facilities is more serious than you think. This is because there is a higher risk of dangerous pathogens being spread around the facility. A patient who enters the facility for one reason might leave with another one. The spread of these germs and bacteria puts both workers and clients at risk of getting infected with a wide range of diseases. Furthermore, if these people have weaker immune systems, they might face higher risks of infections and their symptoms might be more severe. If not treated well, they can go on to spread their diseases to their own communities and cause danger to the elderly and the young. 

It is a fact that poor hygiene and lousy sanitation standards also affects the lives of the elderly in homes for the aged. To avoid this problem altogether, it is very important that regardless of the type of medical facility, high standards of cleanliness and sanitation are observed strictly. 

Hiring Commercial Cleaning Services for your Medical Facilities

Work with our team of experts and professionals here at SERVPRO in lower Manhattan to employ a cleaning service that is suitable for any facility. Our cleaners are licensed and well-trained to carry out high quality sanitation for healthcare situations. This extends to a wide array of facilities such as hospitals, clinics and elderly homes. Our team of cleaners work under the direct supervision ofstaff that have training and degrees in Infection control. We are also certified to carry out sanitation and waste disposal for other facilities like schools and offices. Our other services include cleaning and even garden maintenance. What are you waiting for? Contact us now!

Spring is here!

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Spring is in the air ladies and gentlemen! Here comes the blooming flowers and beautiful weather. However, along with saying goodbye to winter, we also have to welcome sniffles and sneezes. Yes, allergy season is here as well, unfortunately. While others are frolicking in the spring breeze, there are those who are stopping at their local drug stores for allergy medication. For those who have to take extra precautions during this time of the year, here are some tips to make spring enjoyable rather than bearable. 

- Laundry, laundry, laundry! After being outside pollen may stick to clothing and the skin/hair. Be sure to wash clothing after being outside!
- For homeowners: Make sure to mow your lawn! Take care of those pesky weeds and other flowers that release pollen.
- Keep windows and doors closed during days where there are high pollen levels.
- Dehumidifiers and air filters in your home may be very helpful!
- Clean, clean, clean!

Have a wonderful spring everyone!

Bathroom Cleaning

3/10/2017 (Permalink)

Condition of bathroom prior to our work.

When looking at the image on the right it is visible to see where the damage is. The room is covered in dust, debris, and possible unknown toxins. These types of conditions are unsuitable for any individual to be in. Our team here at SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City and SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan knew exactly how to take this task head on. You can see in the after picture on the right the conditions have improved immensely. The floor is visible again. Both the sink and toilet have been restored to their original white color. The green air mover was a great tool to help get the job done. Our customer was very thankful four our services and overall happy with the final turnout.

Basement Cleaning

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Basement after our crew went in and cleaned it up,

Cleanings are one of our services we offer here at SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City and Lower Manhattan. Not pictured in the picture on the right is the basement of this property had a great deal of clutter the customer did not want to deal with. Here at SERVPRO we like nothing more than to take the stress off the shoulders of our clients. Our crew bagged up everything the client wanted to discard and took the appropriate steps to waste cleanup. Looking at the picture here on the right you can see the difference of clutter. We discarded all the unwanted items and disposed of them properly. Our client was very impressed with the level of skill our crew provided and can rest assured. 

Decluttering kid stuff

6/1/2016 (Permalink)

No more stepping on LEGO'S!

• Keep them open-ended. Boxes, blocks, building things, art supplies—all these can be manipulated a million different ways.

• Make sure the toy invites the kid to play. There are far too many toys on the market that entertain, not provide the chance to play. A telltale sign (for me, anyway): they involve a lot of buttons that make noise.

• They should stand the test of time. Sure, some toys are age-specific. But most should be enjoyable by all the kids in the house, and for years at a time.

• They’re quality over quantity. I’d rather have fewer, better things. Kids play with things more, not less, when they’re given fewer options. (It’s the classic paradox of choice we face when we’re in the toothpaste aisle, forced to choose from 27 varieties. If we’re in a small store that has three, we’ll choose one and easily move on with our lives.)

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