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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - A Defensive Cleaning Program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let Us Help You Get Back To Business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive Training & Specialized Products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, the professionals at SERVPRO of Upper Darby are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

The 3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.

Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 

Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby today at (610) 352-0700 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How to Properly Wear a Cloth Face Covering

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Illustration of how to properly wear a face mask SERVPRO of Upper Darby has been recognized as a leader in helping to clean and disinfect buildings exposed to COVID-19

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Cloth face coverings should:

  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Include multiple layers of fabric
  • Allow for breathing without restriction
  • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings slows the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

Cloth Face Coverings Should Not Be Placed On

  • Young children under age 2
  • Anyone who has trouble breathing
  • Individuals who are unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance

Reusable Face Coverings

Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly?

Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.

How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?

A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.

How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?

Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is Always Here to Help

As we all come together in these times of uncertainty, many are being called on to do their part. At SERVPRO of Upper Darby, that means reaching out to our community to cleandisinfect and sanitize our homes, business and shared spaces. Our cleanup practices adhere to CDC guidelines and our use of EPA approved products means you can trust us to safely sanitize you homes or business.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby - (610) 352-0700

How to Make a Cloth Face Covering Using a T-Shirt

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Instruction on how to make a face mask using a t-shirt SERVPRO of Upper Darby is Always Here to Help!

Pennsylvanians are urged to use cloth face coverings and reserve medical-grade masks for use by health care workers and first responders. Medical-grade masks include N95, KN95, surgical, or other masks that would be appropriate for a health care setting.

Homemade Cloth Face Coverings Can Be Used

The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings slows the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

Make a Cloth Face Coverings Using a T-shirt

Materials Needed:

  • T-shirt
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Cut across t-shirt 7 to 8 inches from the bottom
  2. Cut out tie strings
  3. Tie strings around neck, then over top of head

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is Always Here to Help!

SERVPRO of Upper Darby has been helping local communities across the state, flatten the curve by performing residential and commercial deep cleaning and disinfecting services.

We offer proactive and reactive cleaning and disinfection services with the goal of minimizing the transmission of emerging viral pathogens, including the coronavirus.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby – (610) 352-0700

How to Make a Cloth Face Covering Using a Bandana

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Instruction on how to make a face mask using a bandana SERVPRO of Upper Darby is Always Here to Help!

Pennsylvanians are required to wear face coverings in public settings, including in grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, doctor’s offices, and on public transportation.

Homemade Cloth Face Coverings Can Be Used

The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings slows the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

Make A Cloth Face Coverings Using A Bandana

Materials Needed:

  • Bandana
  • Rubber Bands (or hair ties)

Instructions:

  1. Fold bandana in half
  2. Fold top down and fold bottom up
  3. Place rubber bands or hair ties about 6 inches apart
  4. Fold sides to the middle
  5. Tuck sides
  6. Place mask over face and nose then wrap rubber bands around ears

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is Always Here to Help!

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is uniquely positioned to be helping. We’ve become recognized nationally and globally as a leader in helping to clean and disinfect homes and buildings where exposure to coronavirus has been suspected or confirmed. 

How to Manage Spring Storm Damage

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Tree fell on house after a storm SERVPRO of Upper Darby has experience restoring homes affected by storms and flooding.

Spring storms can wreak havoc on your property. Take matters into your own hands to prevent storm damage to your home, and be sure to call in the professionals at SERVPRO of Upper Darby when needed.

Prepare For Significant Rainfall

Storms can bring a significant rainfall which can quickly result in floods. Whether you have a sump pump, French Drain, or central drains, be sure to check them often and schedule routine maintenance.

Tree Maintenance

Take a look at yours and your neighbor’s trees for any suspicious limbs. These include branches that appear to be decaying, ones that are too close to power lines, and ones that are too close to your home.

Use Your Landscaping To Your Advantage

Once you know your house well, you’ll likely know the areas of your yard more prone to puddling and run off. Use landscaping to your advantage by planting wet-footed plants or installing confined pea gravel, or placing splash blocks to redirect gutter flow.

Know Before You Go

Prior to leaving your house, check the forecast and plan accordingly. If storms are in the forecast, close windows, secure pots and planters, close umbrellas, and stack or tie down patio furniture.

Prepare Your Basement

Make sure anything stored in the basement is kept at least 4 inches off the ground (especially irreplaceable items like photographs and mementos). Check your basement often for water or mold accumulation.

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO of Upper Darby has experience restoring homes affected by storm and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (610) 352-0700

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialist are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Avoid A Flooded Basement Caused by Sump Pump Failure

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Diagram of a sump pump Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.

If Your Sump Pump Fails, Your Basement Could Flood

Your sump pump is often your last line of defense against flooding.  It works by safely diverting water away from your house and is especially important during times of heavy rain when it puts your home at risk of water damage.  If your sump pump fails, you could find your basement flooded.  If this happens, it is important to act fast! Water damage can be a progressive issue and if not dealt with in a timely manner, this could lead to structural damage, mold and much more.

Avoid A Flooded Basement

  1. It is important to make sure your sump pump is in working order.  Otherwise you risk the chance that it could fail when you need it most.
  2. Check the float control to make sure it is free and not restricted or hung up.
  3. Occasionally, test your sump pump to ensure it is working properly. You can do this by filling the pit with water and watch to see if it is pumped away.  If not, you may have a problem.
  4. After heavy rains, check the sump pump inlet screen for any blockages. Blockage is one of the leading causes of sump pump failure.
  5. Replace the battery backup every 2-3 years.  The last thing you need is to find out your batter backup is dead in the middle of a power outage during a big storm. 

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call
SERVPRO of Upper Darby – (610) 352-0700

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

When your home has water damage from a flooded basement, you need the company that can respond immediately. SERVPRO of Upper Darby’s highly trained technicians will employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Helping Pennsylvania Fight a Pandemic with Proactive Cleaning

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro crew in PPE on a COVID-19 cleaning & disinfecting job SERVPRO has been recognized as a leader in helping to clean and disinfect buildings exposed to COVID-19

SERVPRO of Upper Darby has been helping local communities across the state, flatten the curve by performing residential and commercial deep cleaning and disinfecting services.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby offers proactive and reactive cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services for commercial and residential propertieswith the goal of minimizing the transmission of emerging viral pathogens, including the coronavirus. Our crews stand ready to help minimize the spread of germs and are trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and disinfecting standards, making us the #1 choice for deep cleaning and disinfecting.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby – (610) 352-0700

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for cleanup practices. We’re here to help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Essential Critical Workers Who Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Essential Critical Worker COVID-19 Dos and Don'ts SERVPRO of Upper Darby can respond quickly and effectively to help minimize business interruption to your company.

Critical Infrastructure workers who have had an exposure but remain asymptomatic should adhere to the following practices prior to and during their work shift: 

DO

DO - Take your temperature before work.

DO - Practice social distancing in the workplace as work duties permit.

DO - Wear a face mask at all times.

DON’T

DON’T - Stay at work if you become sick.

DON’T - Congregate In break room or other crowded places.

DON’T - Share headsets or objects used near face.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby Is Here to Help!

SERVPRO of Upper Darby professionals are trained to perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfecting. We uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for cleanup practices. Our cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, and sanitizing of porous surfaces. 

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby – (610) 352-0700

CDC Interim Guidance

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

COVID-19 cells SERVPRO has been recognized as a leader in helping to clean and disinfect buildings exposed to COVID-19

Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.

Potential Exposure

A potential exposure means being a household contact or having close contact within 6 feet of an individual with con­firmed or suspected COVID-19. The timeframe for having contact with an individual includes the period of time of 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic.

Exposure But Remain Asymptomatic

Critical Infrastructure workers who have had an exposure but remain asymptomatic should adhere to the following practices prior to and during their work shift: 

Pre-Screen: Employers should measure the employee’s temperature and assess symptoms prior to them starting work. Ideally, temperature checks should happen before the individual enters the facility.

Regular Monitoring: As long as the employee doesn’t have a temperature or symptoms, they should self-monitor under the supervision of their employer’s occupational health program.

Wear a Mask: The employee should wear a face mask at all times while in the workplace for 14 days after last exposure. Employers can issue facemasks or can approve employees’ supplied cloth face coverings in the event of shortages.

Social Distance: The employee should maintain 6 feet and practice social distancing as work duties permit in the workplace.

Disinfect and Clean work spaces: Clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment routinely.

Employee Becomes Sick

If the employee becomes sick during the day, they should be sent home immediately. Surfaces in their workspace should be cleaned and disinfected. Information on persons who had contact with the ill employee during the time the employee had symptoms and 2 days prior to symptoms should be compiled. Others at the facility with close contact within 6 feet of the employee during this time would be considered exposed.

Employers should implement the recommendations in the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Additional Considerations

  • Employees should not share headsets or other objects that are near mouth or nose.
  • Employers should increase the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces.
  • Employees and employers should consider pilot testing the use of face masks to ensure they do not interfere with work assignments.
  • Employers should work with facility maintenance staff to increase air exchanges in room.
  • Employees should physically distance when they take breaks together. Stagger breaks and don’t congregate in the break room, and don’t share food or utensils.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby Is Here to Help

SERVPRO of Upper Darby has years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants. We’ve have been recognized nationally as a leader in helping to clean and disinfect homes exposed to COVID-19. All of our cleanup practices are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby – (610) 352-0700

SERVPRO Is Here to Help You Feel Secure

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team members in PPE SERVPRO of Upper Darby's cleanup practices are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities.

As we all come together in these times of uncertainty, many are being called on to do their part. At SERVPRO of Upper Darby, that means reaching out to our community to clean, disinfect and sanitize our homes, business and shared spaces. Our cleanup practices adhere to CDC guidelines and our use of EPA approved products means you can trust us to safely sanitize you homes or business.

Feel Secure! – Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby – (610) 352-0700

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is uniquely positioned to be helping. We’ve become recognized nationally and globally as a leader in helping to clean and disinfect homes and buildings where exposure to coronavirus has been suspected or confirmed. We operate under the highest standards established and expected from the leader in the industry. It is our privilege and honor to be able to help our citizens of Delaware County in this time of great need.