Recent Commercial Posts

Rising Numbers of COVID-19 in Piedmont Triad

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kernersville has performed hundreds of proactive and post cleanings for commercial spaces since the beginning of the pandemic. Equipped with our corporate patented SERVPROXIDE disinfectant our Production Technicians have disinfected small office spaces to large industrial plants. Each of our crew members is trained in effective sanitization methods to grant you and your employees peace of mind as you head back into the workplace. 

2021 is a promising year with many heading back into the workplace for the first time since early spring 2020. Coming together as a community was necessary in order to combat the pandemic and show that we’re #greensborostrong. Please continue to wear your mask, practice socially distancing when required, and if you do have an employee test positive at your facility please give our team a call. 

If your home or business is in need of one of our other services whether for fire, water, flood, mold, or storm damage; call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, 336-748-0250. 

References 


https://www.wfmynews2.com/video/news/health/coronavirus/professional-cleaners-phase-two-disinfecting-deep-cleaning-businesses-phase-two/83-d8886d0a-7ae8-45f1-8771-a8b27f860f27

Keeping Your Air Ducts Clean

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Sustaining a small business through the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19 is a daunting task. Remaining up to date with the latest CDC recommendations and state requirements on cleaning and disinfecting has shifted the way many business owners operate; taking up more time in their schedule. It’s critical that other pieces of your business don’t fall to the waist side including your air duct system which is central to maintaining a safe working environment. 

Failing to have your air duct system regularly cleaned may lead to poor air quality for your commercial space as well as lead to a potential fire hazard. Dust can become flammable when it’s allowed to build up in your duct system which may eventually lead to a fire erupting. 

Protecting your employees’ health and their livelihoods is the first priority for business owners. Therefore, partnering with a professional commercial air duct cleaning crew is essential. The SERVPRO of Kernersville crew has over two decades of experience in this arena and the equipment to thoroughly clean your air duct system. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

Trauma Scene Safety & Clean-Up For Property Management Companies

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Handling the aftermath of a death on your property is a sensitive ordeal. Although a mortician or coroner will remove a body from your rental property the matter of cleanup is left to the landlord/property owner. Once a human body begins to decompose the entire house becomes a biohazard scene containing potential infections and diseases throughout. Failure to adequately remediate after a death occurs in one of your commercial or residential properties may lead to further issues with other properties near your property. 

Health Risk

  • Human waste including bodily fluids, urine, and feces can contain E. coli, norovirus, and pinworms. 
  • Bloodborne pathogens including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis C, and HIV can be found in the area where the body was found including the floors, walls, mattresses, and furniture. 
  • Along with the physical health risk of individuals cleaning up after a death has occurred, there is also the mental health risk if the person was a loved one. The psychological damage should not be discounted. 

PPE & Clean-Up 

SERVPRO of Kernersville is your area leader in human waste clean-up including crime scenes and biohazard remediation.

  • Each of our crew members is equipped with the necessary PPE to complete the biohazard remediation process including hazmat suits, goggles, respirators, and disposable gloves. 
  • Adding to the IICRC training, biohazard remediation equipment, and readiness our team possesses; SERVPRO has industrial-grade chemicals to properly disinfect and deodorize your home. A decomposing body can also leave a foul smell in your home which may harm the potential resale value. 

If your home, rental property, or business is in need of one of our other services whether for fire, water, flood, mold, or storm damage; call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250. 

References

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/global/sanitation/workers_handlingwaste.html

https://www.osha.gov/bloodborne-pathogens

Winter Preparedness For The Workplace

12/23/2020 (Permalink)

Office spaces across Forsyth County have set idle for nearly the entire year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of workers in Kernersville have had the ability to work from home for months. Creating the opportunity for water damage, mold, and other structural issues to go unnoticed due to the absence of staff members. Entering into 2021 many employers will continue to grant their employees the option of working remotely while others may begin to bring their teams back into the office strategically. Business owners and managers anticipating the return of portions of their staff should plan on how to handle property damage if it is discovered. 

Water damage brought on by leaky pipes or infiltration from a storm may lead to mold. Arriving back in the office to discover mold has grown in the restroom area, breakrooms, and other spots is a matter that is best attended to swiftly. To prepare, supervisors should perform a complete walkthrough of the entire area for any signs of water damage before any subordinate workers arrive for work. Mold damage likewise can be detected by a moldy or mildew smell. Black like spoors may also be a sign whether on the flooring, walls, or ceilings. 

Winter is upon the Piedmont Triad and at just the moment you may be welcoming administrative assistants, customer service reps, accountants, and marketers your pipes burst. Temperatures below 32 degrees can do that if water freezes in your pipes. To help prevent your business’s pipes from bursting is to review any exposed areas for leaks. Standing water may be a sign that your pipes are leaking. 

Along with preparing for water, mold, and storm damage that may have occurred while everyone was away from the office helping your employees feel safe coming back is as critical. SERVPRO of Kernersville has performed hundreds of proactive pre-cleanings this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our staff are experienced and possess the necessary equipment to sanitize your office space to add to the comfortableness of your employees.  

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, flood, mold, or storm damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

COVID-19 Cleaning: Reopening Study

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Business leaders across Forsyth County have stepped up tremendously in the past few months to combat coronavirus. Adjusting to “The New Normal” has been difficult for everyone, however, the SERVPRO of Kernersville team continues to have the opportunity to partner with businesses desiring to keep their customers and employees safe. 

Since March, our team has disinfected and sanitized businesses in Kernersville. In the midst of the pandemic, employers are asking if the proactive and reactive cleaning steps they’re undertaking are worth it. The simple answer is yes! It’s well worth the investment to go beyond the normal janitorial cleaning you’ve been accustomed to and hire a professional cleaning crew; such as SERVPRO to add a needed layer of protection to your space. 

SERVPRO’s corporate office has partnered with a highly regarded public relations firm that conducted a study two months ago concerning the public’s attitude to business safety protocols. Take a look at their findings below. 

  1. Consumers expect your business to be cleaner than their homes. (71% expect businesses to have higher cleanliness standards than respondents do in their own homes.)
  2. If you aren’t clean, your business will suffer great damage to its reputation. (76% say the way a business addresses cleanliness during COVID is a good indicator of how well that business is run in general.)
  3. This is the start of a new era for cleanliness and businesses. (73% say they are going to be more attuned to cleanliness once COVID is over.)
  4. Customer concerns about COVID are not going away any time soon. (68% are constantly thinking about avoiding COVID exposure when out in public.)
  5. All else being equal (product, price, service, convenience) customers trust businesses that are professionally cleaned over ones that self-clean. (64% are more likely to choose to shop at the store that has a decal stating the store has been professionally cleaned.)
  6. Surface cleaning remains a significant concern. (59% are worried about COVID exposure from touching surfaces that have not been sufficiently cleaned.)

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If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

Next Steps After Flood Damage To Your Business

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Most conversations around protecting the workplace have been centered around Coronavirus. Nevertheless being aware of and planning for all potential threats to the health and safety of your employees is important for their overall well-being. Flooding from a thunderstorm or even a hurricane can impair your business and stop operations for weeks if not months depending on your circumstances. 

If your business does experience flood damage these are the steps to take. 

  1. Wait for the all-clear from your local authorities before attempting to reach your business. 
  2. Once you arrive it’s vital you shut off the electricity to the building. 
  3. Take pictures of everything inside (office furniture, electronics, appliances, goods, etc.) even if it appears to have not been damaged. 
  4. Call your insurance provider to file a claim. 

Also, another bit of advice: Keep pricing records of expensive items such as computers and appliances to show your insurance company proof of value. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

Commercial Cleaning For Local Industrial Office Space

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Black cleaning wand taking up water on a brown wooden floor. Vacuum cleaning wand taking up water

The SERVPRO of Kernersville team recently cleaned up and restored multiple rooms of the Baltek Inc that experienced water damage during the last quarter of the year. Our team’s training and equipment in restoring facilities that experience water damage is reputable from numerous positive reviews on Google as well as Facebook. Once our office received the call of the need for our expertise in the field the team responded in due time to resolve the situation. 

Unresolved water damage to your company’s facilities may result in deterioration of work equipment and health concerns for your employees. Resolving these issues in a timely manner is best advised. Damage to the foyer, restrooms, locker rooms and cafeteria required our production workers to utilize a dehumidifier to resolve to begin the process of preparing the room for more in-depth restoration. The technicians also applied a plant-based anti-microbial agent to the floor to prepare it before further inquiry. Portions of the carpet were able to be salvaged by the crew, but, unfortunately, other portions we’re unable to be salvaged. The SERVPRO crew also focused on water extraction for the hard-wood flooring of the rest of the facility to restore it before the water damage occurred.

If you’ve experienced a fire and fire damage to your business or home, then call us at SERVPRO of Kernersville. We can be reached at (336) 748-0250.

A Fresh Cleaning For The Spring

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

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As the Winter season comes to a close and the new year begins; business owners have a lot of tasks on their list to knock out. One of those bullet points should be a deep cleaning of an office’s carpet and upholstery. Fortunately, your SERVPRO of Kernersville team is well equipped to provide an above-average solution to your carpet cleaning and upholstery needs. 

The professional cleaning service the SERVPRO of Kernersville is industry certified in several cleaning methods and is ready to service your flooring regardless of its quality status. The hot water extraction is one of the methods our team utilizes for the commercial carpet cleaning service. This method enables our team to remove overzealous odors that may dampen the overall experience of your office spaces and prevents the re-soiling of the carpet, assisting in it’s continued durability. 


If you’ve experienced a fire or water damage to your business or home, then call us at SERVPRO of Kernersville. We can be reached at (336) 748-0250.

Keeping Your Air Clean For Your Employees

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

White wall with rectangular air vents on the wall and rectangular lights on the ceiling, and cctv security system below. air vents on on white wall with security system

The SERVPRO of Kernersville team provides a multitude of services to help restore your property after an unfortunate circumstance whether due to fire, water, or storm damage. Another service our team brings to the community is commercial duct cleaning which may contribute to the overall well-being of your staff. Maintaining your air filtration pathways throughout your commercial property is important to your employee's health and the overall durability of the system to function correctly. 

Allowing your air duct system to go without a periodic cleaning may result in the deterioration of your system due to the humidity levels of your space. Water infiltration may do a significant amount of damage to your system and may even cause mold to build up. Mold building up in your system may begin to circulate throughout your entire space. This may cause your employees and regular visitors to your establishment to begin to experience respiratory problems and may even lead to an infection. 

Fortunately, your SERVPRO of Kernersville is well-equipped to clean your air duct system and restore it to prior status to keep your staff healthy. 


If you’ve experienced a fire or water damage to your business or home, then call us at SERVPRO of Kernersville. We can be reached at (336) 748-0250.

Don’t Neglect Your Carpet This Winter Season

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

three people  wearing black polos and khaki cargo pants cleaning carpet with vacuum in house. SERVPRO employees cleaning carpet with commercial vacuum

Winter is here as the shortest day of the year in terms of daylight has come and gone. With your list of things to do growing ever longer and longer, one thing to not forget is the carpet flooring of your property. Whether it’s your home or business continuing to maintain your carpet especially with the increased traffic the holiday season brings is important to the entire aesthetic of the interior of your property. Going into any business whether it’s a clothing store or recording studio, the carpeting adds to the overall theme of the room. Keeping it a priority in your overall property maintenance is a point not to be left off your to-do list. With that being the case your SERVPRO of Kernersville is well-equipped with industry-grade tools to strengthen the longevity of your carpet.  

While it’s great to plan for your carpet to get professionally cleaned once a year; regularly cleaning the carpet of your business is a good avenue for keeping a pleasing aesthetic. Simple things such as vacuuming periodically and if damage occurs, whether it is a stain, or unleveling of the carpet is best to be dealt with swiftly rather than allowing them to fester. Specifically for businesses that receive a great amount of traffic from consumers, or visitors may want to rearrange furniture every few months to allow carpeting to breathe. 


If you’ve experienced a fire or water damage to your business or home, then call us at SERVPRO of Kernersville. We can be reached at (336) 748-0250.

Your Business Needs a Little Love and Care Too

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

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Often times when discussing property damage, people often refer to their homes which makes sense since the home is where the heart is”. Nevertheless, if you own a property for business purposes whether it be an office, retail shop, restaurant, etc. It’s important to be concerned with that financial investment as well as being that the weather doesn’t pick and choose which buildings to impact. 

With the winter season upon us, many business owners will close for a week, or two to spend time with loved ones and honestly, probably take a break from running a business. Being away from the office though for a substantial amount of time may result in unattended consequences one you and your staff return after the holiday. If Snow and ice storms occur it can render your property inaccessible leading to you being unable to evaluate any damage until local municipalities clear the roads. Water damage may happen from the interior as well as pipes may burst due to freezing temperatures and lack of water flow. 

Being aware of these possibilities is the responsibility of any business owner and taking a few simple steps may help reduce the likelihood of the situations happening as stated above. 

  1. Plan for the possibility of a weather event cutting off your access to your property. Are there any other routes to gain access to your property and see if there are any of your staff members that live near your property to check on it regularly during the holiday break. 
  2. It may be best to leave a faucet slightly turned on in order to keep water flowing through your pipes in order to prevent the possibility of your pipes bursting. 

If you’ve experienced a fire and fire damage to your business or home, then call us at SERVPRO of Kernersville. We can be reached at (336) 748-0250.

Some Causes Of Commercial Water Damage

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded hallway with debris in commercial building At SERVPRO we are here for when your commercial building experiences water damage

Usually whenever anyone visualizes water damage,  they think of a massive storm taking out power lines, flooding structures, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. While it is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods due to water that stems from weather events and storms, many forget that storms aren’t the only causes of flooding and water damage.

Here are some of the additional and common causes of water damage to commercial buildings.

  1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems

Many older office, retail and warehouse buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems which work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While those types of sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory, business assets, flooring and the building structure.

  1. Broken pipes and plumbing

Just like in a your home, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 

  1. Backed up sewer lines

Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings. 

  1. Damaged appliances and equipment

This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and walk into a severe water emergency.

If your business has suffered commercial water damage then we are here for you. Just call us, SERVPRO of Kernersville at 336-379-1772. We are available 24/7 and 365 to assist.

Restoring your Kernersville Commercial Property after a Water Damage

6/27/2016 (Permalink)

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Flooding and water damage events at Kernersville/SE Forsyth County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Kernersville/SE Winston Salem

SERVPRO of Kernersville/SE Winston Salem specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet our crew