A Certified Clean With SERVPRO | SERVPRO® of Rapid City
If you’re business has sanitation and cleaning needs, reach out to the SERVPRO of Rapid City team.
Cities across the country are beginning to experience major turnarounds.. Hopes are high that “real life” or “normalcy” is here, and with that return to normal come some new expectations for businesses.
As more customers return to in-person shopping and other activities, they’re doing so with a new appreciation for how fragile our health can be. That means they’re looking for businesses that take their wellness and safety into consideration.
How can you meet those new customer expectations? Start with a certified clean.
The 3’s of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program gives you and your customers peace of mind by taking worries over sanitation out of the equation.
Close your eyes and think about the time your business was the cleanest it’s ever been. It’s such a nice and serene feeling. Now take that up a notch—with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, we use advanced biohazard techniques and technologies that go beyond your traditional cleaning and janitorial services.
What makes Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned a better program than the others?
Take a look at the three C’s of a Certified: SERVPRO Clean:
1. Consult. Your business is unique, which means your cleaning will be made to fit your particular needs. We will meet with you to discuss the work you do, your workspace and the people who use your space regularly. Since SERVPRO of Rapid City is locally owned and operated, we know the ins and outs of our area and its businesses.
2. Clean. Now it’s time to get down to business. Our technicians show up on site with proprietary, hospital-grade cleaning solutions you won’t find anywhere else. This gives your building the clean of a lifetime while adhering (or exceeding) the CDC standards. A certified clean not only protects your space against COVID-19; it also provides protection against other common viruses and bacteria.
3. Certify. Once our trained technicians have completed the job, you get to proudly display the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield in your business window. This shield provides consumers the security in knowing that you have gone to the greatest lengths to ensure the safety of everyone. You’ll also receive digital emblems to place on your website and on social media.
If you’re ready to get serious about sanitation and have your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, get in touch today to get the best team in cleanup and restoration on your side.
Common Misconceptions about Mitigation and Restoration
Over the years, there has been an abundance of misconceptions and non-truths involving property damage and restoration procedures. Professional restoration companies are trained to see beyond the misconceptions and misinformation that often complicate a claim. If someone doesn’t act quickly enough or doesn’t take the right actions due to these misconceptions, they can end up with even more damage to deal with, that could have easily been avoided.
A SERVPRO of Rapid City professional restoration technician will prioritize mitigation over restoration ensuring damage costs do not escalate. Mitigation is extremely time-critical, as it stops further damage and reduces additional loss. It usually needs to be performed within 24 hours or less. Any delay will further complicate or devalue the mitigation effort.
Restoration, on the other hand, puts the damaged items back to a preloss condition. It is less time-critical, but still important and should be done as quickly as possible.
Misconception #1: Replacing is less expensive than salvaging.
Cleaning is a mitigation process that has excellent results and is cost-effective - especially when compared to the cost of replacement. For instance, when smoke is not properly cleaned from delicate fabrics and surfaces, secondary damage can occur. Replacement is usually the only option. Hundreds of dollars of cleaning can become thousands of dollars of replacement due to delayed action. Today’s restoration professionals are able to effectively clean and remove contaminates, saving expensive replacement costs.
Misconception #2: If you get your carpets cleaned, they get dirty faster.
Techniques, equipment, and materials used in the past to clean carpets were inferior to those used by today’s professionals. In the past, inefficient carpet shampooing left a soap residue that attracted soil more rapidly than prior to cleaning. Restoration professionals now use a cleaning process that both flushes and rinses carpets, and prevents that from happening.
Misconception #3: Once the carpet is dry, that noisy equipment needs to be removed.
The greatest failure in restoring water-damaged structures is to remove the drying equipment before the drying is complete. Using the carpet or padding to determine dryness is a poor misrepresentation of whether the structure is dry or not (and one that is not easily defended if litigation follows). Carpet and padding dry quicker than other structural materials and are not an accurate gauge. The danger with ineffective drying is that it can turn a small loss from water damage into a multi-thousand dollar mold claim. SERVPRO of Rapid City professionals use measuring equipment to determine if moisture content has been returned to normal standards. Meters and sensors are used to document and record the data that justifies the use of the equipment and the best time to remove it. That is extremely important to accomplish the end result - a totally dry structure.
Misconception #4: Once a structure has been damaged by fire, it will always smell like smoke. So why rush to clean it up?
Stories arise about smoke damage restoration efforts that have failed - usually because odor remains. Smoke odor and residue are the products of incomplete combustion. They are acidic and are far more damaging than ordinary dirt or dust. Prompt cleaning actions can reduce losses if this acid is removed or neutralized. Odor removal is more complicated than turning on one machine and hoping to achieve satisfactory results. Restoration for smoke odor has to be thorough. All contaminated areas need to be cleaned, deodorized, and sealed where applicable. It is important that all odor molecules are neutralized, either airborne or absorbed.
SERVPRO of Rapid City professionals are the best assurance when it comes to mitigation and restoration. Due to their continuous technical training, they do not repeat the erroneous theories and mistakes of the past. Using the latest equipment and techniques, they make sure that the job is done correctly and completely - the first time. SERVPRO of Rapid City restoration services are available 24/7, 365 days per year; they include water and flood damage cleanup, mold remediation, odor control, reconstruction services, trauma cleanup, and fire and smoke damage cleanup. Don’t wait another moment if your home has been devastated; call us today at 605-388-3000.