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Medical Facility Cleaning and Restoration
If there is any place in the world you want to be clean, it is probably a medical facility. Hundreds of sick people come in and out of these facilities every day so it is important that they are properly cleaned and maintained.
SERVPRO® brings our experience and training to help hospitals and other healthcare facilities following damage from fire, water, mold or other emergency situations.
When damage of any kind strikes a hospital or other medical facility, the welfare of the patients is the top priority. Owners and managers of hospitals and other healthcare facilities can count on SERVPRO to handle everything from hospital fire and water damage to medical office cleaning. Our highly trained professionals will quickly assess your needs and work with environmental and infection control teams to help ensure all health certifications are obtained prior to completing the job. Our professionals are trained to handle the complexities involved with the cleanup and restoration of medical facilities, such as adherence to HIPAA protocols and the proper disposal of medical waste. We strive to complete cleaning services in your medical facility in a timely and cost-efficient way so that you can have a clean, safe environment to care for your patients.
SERVPRO has experience offering medical cleaning services to facilities that include:
- Assisted Living Centers
- Outpatient Surgical Centers
- Hospice Facilities
- Senior Living and Nursing Home Facilities
- Medical Office Buildings
- Rehabilitation Facilities
- Electronics and Machine Restoration
Top 5 HVAC Problems and Solutions for SERVPRO of Northern Summit County
Here are the top 5 problems and solutions with an HVAC system
Your HVAC system houses many parts and pieces. When you need to troubleshoot an issue, that means finding the source can be difficult. With this common list, hopefully, you’ll have a bit of an easier time.
Here are the top 5 problems and solutions with an HVAC system:
Air conditioning and cooling not working properly? You may be looking at a refrigerant leak. Usually, this issue can be resolved by simply refilling or replacing the refrigerant liquid. Without refrigerant, you will likely end up with other issues as the condenser will be working overtime.
If your air quality seems less than great, take a look at the filters. Not only will you reduce the dust, pollen, and other pollutants, but a clean filter helps your HVAC machine run more smoothly. Change the filters regularly to avoid future mechanical issues.
If the unit becomes unresponsive or the temperature fluctuates, the problem may very well be the control pad itself; the thermostat. Restore your heating and cooling needs by trying a couple of routes. First, changing the batteries could be the ticket. You could also check to see if the breaker has been tripped. Otherwise, a replacement thermostat may be in order.
Another issue that causes more problems than just a part that needs changed is if a condensation pump goes out in your HVAC system. This piece results in a lack of proper drainage, so water pools in the unit. If located near your foundation, major water damage could occur. Your machine will be working hard to compensate for the broken pump until fixed.
Regular maintenance is critical for the health of your HVAC system. If you maintain your system and check it regularly, you’re likely to keep any of the above problems from happening in the first place. Stay on top of keeping it running before any issues arise.
No need to sacrifice your comfort. Be aware of the above problems and solutions to remain as warm or cool as you want to in the event of an HVAC mishap. For any of your air duct and HVAC cleaning needs, call SERVPRO of Northern Summit County at (330) 650-4486. We stand by our word, it’ll be “Like it never even happened.”
How Well Does Cleaning Mold From Carpet Work? Ask SERVPRO of Summit County Ohio
How Well Does Cleaning Mold From Carpet Work?
Cleaning carpet that already has a fungus growing on it from water loss, or damage, sparks a bit of controversy. One factor to keep in mind is that unless mold is appropriately removed, the restoration contractor has failed in bringing the structure back to its preloss state. Without removing visible fungus colonies, a risk of sickness remains.
Let’s Set the Scene
Wonder Makers Environmental recently called their local Kalamazoo, MI SERVPRO, one of our sister franchises, to help in the cleanup of a building one of their clients own. Fungus had grown between their monthly checks, and at an impressive rate. A trail of clues led to the culprit: a malfunctioning water heater. Despite the checks, conditions suggested the water heater had been leaking for weeks. The question then becomes, how do you effectively restore the building, clean and dry the carpets, and remove the fungus that had grown exorbitantly? Getting rid of the fungus without the possibility of it spreading or returning, and not placing a health risk to anyone now or in the future due to the water damage is a job that SERVPRO takes seriously.
Using a HEPA air scrubber, SERVPRO technicians were able to collect airborne spores that may be released by the hot water extraction process and to allow for air movement to speed up the drying of the carpet. After the workers completed their cleaning and restoration measures, Wonder Makers Environmental proceeded to run extensive testing on samples of carpet and air to determine the effectiveness of the remediation operation. The results were in: both air and surface samples were equally impressive. Spores per cubic feet were reduced from over 6,000 to less than 50. For more in-depth information, check out this article. Our work speaks for itself, even in a single case study.
As you can see, cleaning mold from carpet DOES work and can be quite effective if done properly and by professionals. Those of us at SERVPRO strive to help with any restorative actions you may seek. After experiencing water damage/loss, the last thing you need is to worry about the cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Summit County at (330) 650-4486. Our job is to make it “Like it never even happened."
Trash or Treasure: What's the difference?
Clutter will add up and can get out of hand!
The saying goes, one person's trash is another person's treasure.
But how do you tell the difference between the trash and the high-value items in your home or office?
We've all been there, cleaning out our space and finding stories or uses in every object found. But which stories should be preserved, and which items will really get used?
Here are some tips in determining what clutter has money's worth and what may just be clutter.
- Look for stamps, labels and other antique indicators. High-value items are considered to be anything having to do with:
- Precious metals and stamps
- Seek out an appraiser. Find out how much your item is worth!
- If you're not looking to sell, ask yourself questions.
- When was the last time I used this?
- Is this item worth the storage space?
- What's the value in keeping this item?
Keeping these tips in mind will have you better equipped for the next time you're exploring and decluttering your home and/or office!
SERVPRO Offers GREEN CLEANING
Did you know SERVPRO® offers “GREEN” alternatives for some of our products? SERVPRO® is a proud member of the EPA’s Design for Environment initiative (EPA/DFE). The EPA/DFE has established set criteria for formulating environmentally friendly cleaning products. The initiative is designed to allow chemical formulators (such as our very own in-house chemists) a resource to formulate environmentally friendly cleaning products using environmentally friendly raw materials.
Some of the "Green" products SERVPRO® offers are:
Benefect® Botanical Disinfectant
SERVPRO® All Surface Green Clean
SERVPRO® Carpet & Upholstery Green Clean
SERVPRO® Window Green Clean
Contact us for more product information!