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COVID-19; How SERVPRO Can Help
SERVPRO of High Point 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.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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 CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of High Point 336-884-0063
American Red Cross Partnership
At a recent board meeting of the American Red Cross, our owner, Carlos Olvera came back with some very useful current information on the upgrades the ARC has been using to help with disaster relief preparedness. Please visit their URL at https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies.html. Not only do they describe in detail life saving practices for a disaster, but they have also upgraded to include the technology of Alexa in their efforts to protect the community. Accessing life-saving information and tools from the Red Cross is easier than ever. Their award winning suite of free smartphone apps already put Red Cross content at your fingertips. Now, all you have to do is ask Alexa! Skills for Alexa now include critical first aid instruction and important hurricane safety information. Red Cross blood donors can use Alexa to schedule blood donations on Alexa-enabled devices.
The Power of Recognition
According to Gallup, only 33% of employees are engaged at work. Based on much research, 79% of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason for leaving. This seems to support the common belief that employees who quit don't leave the job; they leave their boss. In today's battle to attract and retain top performers, organizations are looking for effective strategies like additional perks and optimized workplaces. But, perhaps they are overlooking an easily executed and less expensive approach: employee recognition. For recognition to drive results, it must be earned. Team members need to know how to earn it. Bosses need to clearly define what they recognize and how it relates to performance outcomes. When they do this, it becomes a catalyst for driving results. This is what is called purposeful recognition. This approach starts with leaders creating goals, defining expectations, and understanding the behaviors that will lead to their desired results. Then they need to consistently and continually provide recognition for those behaviors. Here at SERVPRO of High Point, each employee has a very clear understanding of their goals. Our Owner recognizes each of us on a regular basis based upon when we reach each goal. This is exactly why our employee retention is at an all time high. Most of our staff has been here over 5 years! Go Team SERVPRO of High Point!
National Day of Service and Remembrance
In honor and memory of those who died on September 11, 2001, as well as the survivors and First Responders, National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2009 as a day of reflection. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, this is a day to come together as Americans following the events of 9/11 to help neighbors in need and to honor veterans and First Responders in your community.
On this day and everyday, SERVPRO of High Point salutes those heroes who arrive in the greatest times of need and stand strong in the face of disaster and adversity. These heroes are the First Responders who keep our communities safe in trying times.
Give back and make a difference in your community this year. There are many ways to volunteer and these avenues need to be explored in giving special reference to this day.
Facts About Lightning
Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities. Though the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are only 1 in 500,000, some factors can put you at greater risk for being struck. Some lightning safety tips include being aware. Check the forecast before participating in outdoor activities. If it calls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity, or make sure adequate safe shelter is available. It's also a good idea to go indoors. Find a safe, enclosed shelter when you hear thunder. Safe shelters include homes, offices, shopping centers, and hard-top vehicles with the windows rolled up. Be sure to avoid windows, doors, porches, and concrete. Do not lie on concrete floors and avoid leaning on concrete walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring. Lastly, avoid water. Do not bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorm because lightning can travel through a building's plumbing.
SERVPRO F1rst Responder Bowl
In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America's First Responders, the annual college football game played at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas Texas has been remaned the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl! Kickoff for the newly christened SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is set for December 26, 2018 at 1:30pm EST and will be televised by ESPN. The 2018 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is the ninth edition of the bowl game, formerly known as the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and part of the 89-year history of games being played at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. This bowl game partnership began last year during Hurricane Harvey. For the past several years, SERVPRO has been aligned with the American Red Cross to collectively contribute over $1.5 million to the effort. First responders to be honored include police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, correctional officers, search and rescue, dispatchers, security guards, federal agents, border patrol agents and military personnel who have specialized training and are the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency.