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Why You Need To Clean Your Carpets In Your Building
The pandemic has forced business owners to re-evaluate almost every aspect of business. From how they run their day to day life in the office, to how they interact with their clients. Companies of all sizes have been driven to make changes never seen before, internally and externally, to stay afloat during this time of crisis. While some of the changes are strategic, others may be more practical. We have seen that keeping the workplace clean is one of the biggest shifts in businesses across the world. While everyone has always strived to keep a clean workplace, the standards of cleanliness have changed dramatically. Commercial carpet cleaning is one of the features of keeping an office clean that has gotten more attention recently, and definitely for good reason.
So why should you?
Failing to regularly get your carpets cleaned in a commercial building can negatively impact your company in a number of ways. people will look poorly upon dirty carpets, giving off a bad first impression. But most importantly, dirty carpets hold a wide range of bacteria that can make the workplace unsafe for your employees and clients. Not just during COVID, but it is important to always maintain a clean and healthy working environment to keep staff safe and wanting to work to the best of their ability. Things like dust, dirt, and even dead skin flakes will quickly accumulate on a carpet that has numerous different people on it everyday, making the appearance suffer as well as creating an unclean working environment. Carpets are by and far the most common type of flooring found in commercial spaces across the country, making maintenance and care critical. Additionally, regular commercial carpet cleaning will extend the life of the carpet and thus save the owner money in the long run.
Why choose us?
At SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint , we are specialists in commercial carpet cleaning. With many years of experience and training, our commercial carpet cleaners are experts in their field and ready to complete a premium job. Contact us today, we are available 24/7 and glad to tell you more!
Maintaining a Clean Office Environment
A clean office reflects on you-
Business owners know how overwhelming running an office can be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; at SERVPRO we understand. When it is your responsibility to oversee the day-to-day operations within a company, keeping it clean is understandably the last thing on your mind. Dusty cabinets or stained carpet floors with everything in between makes keeping your workspace clean and neat a constant challenge. But during the midst of a spread of COVID-19, keeping a workspace tidy is more important than many business owners imagine. Studies have shown that work productivity and employee morale is much higher when an office space is kept well-ordered and organized. Don’t waste your preciso time trying to do it yourself, hiring commercial cleaning services like SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint to regularly visit your office and clean as well as disinfect, is a bottom line in today's day and age.
In addition to helping motivate your employees, a clean office is also crucial for clients and guests who visit. How can a potential client trust that your company will provide great services if your office is a mess? Spend some time today walking around your office and give yourself a score against this clean workspace checklist:
- Clean floors: check for carpet stains and dirt on hard floors
- Trash cans: empty your trash cans each night and wash as needed
- Dusting: spot check all surfaces and furniture for unwanted dust
- Fingerprints: remove any marks from glass doors, windows, surfaces, and walls as well as any door frames and light switches
- Disinfect: make sure all floors are mopped and door handles are cleaned
- Cabinets: spot clean and polish all office furniture to remove any unwanted stains
- Break Room: keep kitchen and fridge/freezer clean and tidy, throw away expired or old food/beverages
- Vents: vacuum vents once a month
- Organize: make sure all files, folders, and papers are neatly stored
- Restrooms: refill soap dispenser, disinfect surfaces, clean toilets, and make sure that all bathroom appliances are operating correctly
It does not matter what type of office you run, cleanliness is essential to the well-being of your business, its clients and most importantly its employees. Be sure to keep this checklist in mind when you consider hiring SERVPRO to clean your office for you, it is no easy task especially to do correctly.
Professional Cleaning For All
The economic effects of COVID-19 have struck everyone around the world. With a freeze on activity, businesses have been forced to limit services and reduce their workforce to a bare minimum. In New York especially, a city that thrives on interaction, residents have gone without work due to business closings. An exorbitant amount of requests for unemployment relief have been filed causing a backup in the government’s ability to process claims in a timely manner. In turn, creating a loss of income and debt accumulation not only for residents but for homeowners alike. Everyone has taken a hit and wants to get back on their feet again to make life “normal” again.
These are hard times, and here at SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint we understand the toll it has taken. Disinfecting our homes, businesses, schools and medical facilities is of the utmost importance in a pandemic like this one, many may not have the financial means to support the cost of these services to keep them safe in a time of need.
We at SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint work with our clients to ensure we are able to provide them with the service they need at a cost they can afford. For details, feel free to contact us any time, we’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in our communities.
Common Winter Hazards for Businesses
Take note of these common winter hazards so you can better protect your Brooklyn home!
Extreme cold, snow, ice and freezing rain can all have serious consequences for your employees, your property and your business operations. Water accumulated from melting ice and snow, has the chances of slips and falls for employees and visitors. Staying aware of these risks throughout the season and understanding how to avoid them will help keep your property and employees safe, and keep your business running without interruption. To reduce the chance of accidents, injuries and property damage, here are the most common hazards colder weather brings for businesses, along with the ways to prevent them.
- Power Outages
Most cold-season power failures happen when winter storms bring freezing rain, sleet, and high winds, damaging power lines and equipment. Without a backup power source, not only are you impacted, but your business can suffer from dampness, damaging walls, floors and plumbing.
Generators are a key component of business continuity for companies of all sizes. They not only keep business up and running during power outages, but also keep key building systems running so your business doesn’t deal with water damage.
- Frozen Pipes
Cold temperatures can cause water pipes to freeze. Freezing in a pipe creates a lot of pressure inside the pipe and can cause the pipe to burst and likely lead to serious flooding, which can cause a lot of damage to a business in very little time.
The best prevention against frozen pipes is to keep them warm enough to stay above the freezing point.
- Seal openings & insulate pipes
- Maintain temperature & power in the building
- Monitor facility systems & detect problems early
- Roof Damage & Collapse
Heavy snow can pose a serious risk to roofs and cause some to collapse, creating dangerous conditions. Once the accumulated snow and ice load reaches the “danger zone,” it runs the risk of compromising the roof’s structural integrity, potentially leading to collapse.
When snow buildup occurs, use a roof rake with an extended handle to pull snow of the roof from the safety of the ground. Removing roof snow can also prevent ice dams. Roof snow removal can be dangerous it would be better if you hire a professional snow removal service.
If a winter does leave a mark on your business, we recommend you take action immediately. Call us SERVPRO of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, small or big, we are here to assist you.