Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Is your business disaster proof?

7/24/2021 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of business may never recover following a disaster. Of those that survive, most already had a preparedness plan in place. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate action plan. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it it's a pipe burst, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time for planning to deal with it is not while it happens, but well in advance.

The SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile  is a start up approach that provides the critical information need to begin mitigation and recovery.

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO® of Milton & North Oakville as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority work areas, and priority contact information 

Do it right!

7/24/2021 (Permalink)

We had been called in to correct a sub-par water remediation performed by a competitor.

The homeowner had experienced a leak in the kitchen from a burst pipe, which lead to extensive damage on the main floor and the fully finished basement.

The competitor had performed initial demolition and placed drying equipment, but did not get the property completely dry before removing the equipment. A few days later, mould had flourished on both levels. 

We were called in to perform the mould remediation on both levels, so that the home was fit for reconstruction.

We worked co-operatively with an independent industrial hygienist, the insurance carrier, and the homeowner to resolve this situation as quickly as possible so they could move back in to their home.

Cold and Flu Season

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

We are experiencing the worst of cold and flu season right now- on top of what we are dealing with for COVID-19. The flu is one of the top 10 causes of death in Canada, accounting for approximately 3500 deaths* every year. 

What can you do about it?

  • Get the flu vaccine - it's free
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Cough and sneeze into the bend of your arm, not your hand
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touch surfaces, like doorknobs, phones, tv remotes, etc
  • Healthy eating and physical activity to help keep your immune system strong
  • Get plenty or rest and sleep

In addition, we recommend a good carpet cleaning for your home or business using a hospital-grade germicidal agent.

Contact us today to book an appointment!

*source: Public Health Agency of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/flu-influenza.html

What to do when your business needs to shut down for maintenance

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

What do you do when your business has a casualty and you need to shut down to have maintenance work done? 

With our 24-hour emergency line, SERVPRO will come in and put your business back to the way it was, "Like it never even happened."

The difference between SERVPRO of Milton and North Oakville and other restoration companies, is that we deal first hand with insurance companies. We make sure the job gets completed from start to finish, from demolition to rebuild, to organizing sub-contractors, to keep the business owner stress free while the job gets done seamlessly.

If you are faced with an emergency, and do not want to have much downtime for your business, call SERVPRO.

We will make it "Like it never even happened."

Why choose SERVPRO?

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

In life we often face many adversities. With so many “what if’s”, it really starts becoming more and more difficult to prepare for those what if’s. SERVPRO of Milton and North Oakville provides ERPs (Emergency Ready Plans) to alleviate the stress of what to do in these situations. With an ERP, we can customize your plan to suit your exact needs. The emergency ready plan helps the home owner accurately locate all major shut-offs and electrical boxes. The emergency ready plan comes to you in a convenient method, as a mobile application. With the ERP being a simple but detailed application you can have on your cell phone or tablet, the information is just at your finger tips. SERVPRO of Milton and North Oakville is proud to bring you this service free of charge! Imagine being able to simply pull up an app with all the information you need in seconds. So if someone asks “Why SERVPRO?” just remember we are constantly looking to improve our services to tailor them to our customers needs. That’s “Why SERVPRO?”!

We Are Cleaning Experts

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Coronovirus Microscopic Image Solutions for Covid-19 Cleanup

SERVPRO® is Here to Help during this time of need.

 

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

 

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to guidelines set forth by the Federal Government. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces in all public spaces. Examples would include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces likely to fall under the PHAC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

 

• Kitchen/Food Areas

• Bathrooms

• Schools/Classrooms

• Offices

• Retail Spaces

• Water Fountains

• Shelving/Racks

• Sales Counters

• Carpets and Rugs

• Stair Handrails

• Elevator Cars

• Playground Equipment

• Fitness Equipment

 

Specialized Products

The Government of Canada recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectants with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products available to SERVPRO® carry this approved emerging pathogens claim. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the Federal Government and provincial/local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO® of Milton & North Oakville, 905-864-9544

Revolt Robotics Sponsorship

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Revolt Robotics team member Alec Cook is pictured in the pits with franchise owner Bradley Cook in front of Revolt Robotics 4976 robot.

Revolt Robotics Team 4976 @ First Competition University of Waterloo

SERVPRO® of Milton & North Oakville is pleased to sponsor the Georgetown District High School robotics team "Revolt Robotics" in their FIRST Robotics Canada season.

Congratulations to the team on their 5th place performance in the Ontario District University of Waterloo competition March 22-23, 2019. The team is now ranked 35/173 in the province!

This team has worked hard together to get their robot put together and working to get to these competitions! They are soon traveling to the US to compete against other teams in their division!

We could not be more proud of the team. Being able to watch them and receive their updates have been amazing!

More information on FIRST robotics available here:

https://www.firstroboticscanada.org/