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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program Category: Cleaning

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Locus Street in Manteno, Convent Street and Court Street in Bourbonnais, and Kennedy Drive in Bradley are full of businesses that are turning to SERVPRO of Kankakee County for disinfecting Services.  With our office based on Boudreau Road in Manteno we frequently service businesses on Route 1 and Route 17 in Grant Park all the way to Station Street in Saint Anne.  Having I-57 so close to our offices allows us to easily service Chebanse, and Gilman to the South or travel North to service our other two franchises.  The three franchises of SERVPRO Team Nichols are SERVPRO of Kankakee County, SERVPRO of Chicago Heights/Crete/Beecher and SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood are fully trained, certified, and insured to handle any disaster including pandemic disinfecting.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Kankakee County today at  815-935-0077 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO, FEMA, and ISBE Deep Cleaning

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Classroom of students with teacher at the front of class SERVPRO is working with school districts to fight Covid-19

What we know

Due to the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic private and public schools have been forced to close to onsite learning.  The decision to closed schools was a hard one, however in the best interest of slowing the spread of this viral infection it was necessary.  In order for schools to prepare for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year, schools are scrambling to disinfect the buildings.    The Illinois State Board of Education has recently distributed the information for school districts to apply for FEMA Assistance due to the March 26, 2020 declaration of a major disaster for the state of Illinois by the President.

SERVPRO of Kankakee County is and has been on the front lines of servicing schools for years.  Armed with EPA registered hospital grade disinfectants, airborne and blood born pathogen training our technicians are working hand in hand with schools to make sure they are ready to greet children in the coming school year.      Our local franchise has handled flu epidemics in the past at schools and will continue to service our local schools to best protect the children of our communities.

School Boards and Administers

If your school has not had a thorough disinfecting of your building by a professional biohazard remediation company call our offices today.  SERVPRO of Kankakee County will work with an Environmental Hygenist if needed to create a customized plan for your school district.  This plan can be as little or as much as you need to ensure that your building are properly cleaned, while still following the guidelines set forth by the CDC.

Assisting our Fire Stations

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technician cleaning and disinfecting fire apparatus. SERVPRO Technician cleaning and disinfecting fire apparatus.

As Associate Members of Fire Divisions 7 and 37 of MABAS-Illinois, SERVPRO of Kankakee County is honored to donate the following services free to these brave departments who are on the front lines during the current situation as well as every day and night.  

1. Fog/Electrostatic treatment for all areas with an EPA Registered Disinfectant.

2. Clean and Disinfect all touchable surfaces such as door knobs, jams, handles, faucets and the like.

3. Treat all apparatus of the department.

It is SERVPRO of Kankakee County’s way of saying thank you to our local Fire Departments.

MABAS 7 is composed of 17 Departments located primarily in Kankakee County.

MABAS 37 encompasses 21 Departments located in Iroquois County.

MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) is a statewide mutual aid response system. MABAS provides speed of response of emergency resources to stricken communities when emergencies occur. When Disaster Declarations happen, MABAS provides sustained system response on top of standard mutual aid occurrences. In the State of Illinois since the late 1960’s, the Mutual Alarm Box Alarm System includes in its membership approximately 1,175 of the 1,246 of Illinois’ Departments.  MABAS is organized into 69 Divisions. Geographically the Illinois MABAS serves from Lake Michigan to the border with Iowa and south almost into Kentucky.  MABAS Divisions  from Wisconsin also respond to Illinois.  Major Urban areas such as St. Louis, Milwaukee and Chicago are also MABAS member agencies.

In Illinois there are 102 Counties where MABAS is present.

To give you an idea of size, nearly 38,000 firefighters!

There are over 1600 fire stations, 1300 ambulances, 500 ladder trucks, 1000 water tenders and a reserve of more than 1000 additional emergency vehicles. Another interesting statistic is there are over 2375 engine companies.

MABAS has special teams for hazardous materials with over 40 teams in Illinois.

MABAS has 15 underwater rescue teams, 39 technical rescue teams and urban search and rescue teams.

Next time you see one of our first responders be it on duty or at your local grocery store or church, be sure to thank them for all they do for you.  

We here at SERVPRO of Kankakee County salute you.

Tile and Grout Cleaning in Kankakee County

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Since we are all at home a lot more than we have been in the past, it is possible that you are starting to notice things that maybe you did not see before.  Example: NASTY DIRTY GROUT!!

Think of grout like the sponge in your kitchen sink: it can get really gross very quickly. Grout is a porous material so therefore, it absorbs debris, dirt and other materials from your home.  Even if you regularly sweep and mop your floors, your grout will get dirty over time.  Nobody wants to spend their weekend scrubbing tile floors with a toothbrush! Especially not when you can see higher quality, longer-lasting results by hiring SERVPRO of Kankakee County.

Deep cleaning grout on your own can be difficult and expensive … not to mention disastrous if done incorrectly. Choosing professional grout and tile cleaning service from SERVPRO of Kankakee County will save you money, time, effort, and peace of mind.

The Pros of Choosing a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Service

Dedicated DIYers may be tempted to tackle dirty grout on their own. There are plenty of resources out there designed to help you clean tile and grout without calling in a specialist. While attempting to clean grout on your own may seem feasible, there are lots of reasons to hire a professional.

When you choose professional tile and grout cleaning from SERVPRO of Kankakee County, you can count on:

  • A deep, lasting clean
  • Fast, efficient and convenient services
  • A greater return on your investment

The Cons of DIY Grout Cleaning Can Lead to a Potential Disaster

Without the help of a professional tile and grout cleaning service, homeowners often struggle with:

  • Renting expensive equipment.
  • The time cleaning grout actually takes.
  • Getting the results they want. (We’re called professionals for a reason!)

Between teaching yourself what equipment you need, where to rent from and how to use it, you’ll be spending double the amount of time it would take for skilled professionals to clean the grout for you. 

Let the Professionals at SERVPRO of Kankakee County Keep Your Grout Clean!

If you are in the Bourbonnais, Bradley, Kankakee or Manteno area, Choose SERVPRO of Kankakee County for all your tile and grout cleaning needs! Our professional, IICRC-certified teams will make sure you get the help you need. 

https://www.SERVPROkankakeecounty.com/

Cleaning your facility in BOURBONNAIS

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO on site at Bourbonnais facilty SERVPRO on site at Bourbonnais facility

You can rely on the Professionals at SERVPRO of Kankakee County! Let us help your business stay in business or get back to business. Our Professionals are available 24/7/365. 

Cleaning Your Manteno Corporate Offices

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technician cleaning office in Manteno SERVPRO Technician cleaning office in Manteno

You can rely on the Professionals at SERVPRO of Kankakee County cleaning at your Manteno Corporate Offices.

Cleaning your Manteno Trucking and Logistics Facility

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVRPO Professionals, vehicles and equipment at transportation logistics facility in Manteno Professionals, vehicles and equipment at transportation logistics facility in Manteno

SERVPRO - Cleaning your Trucking and Logistics facility in Manteno Illinois. Utilizing state of the art equipment and our Professional Staff you can rely on SERVPRO.  Be it trucking, logistics, railways, heavy equipment, transportation companies and like you can rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Kankakee County

Cleaning your Visitors Entrance at your Manteno Headquarters

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technician cleaning your Manteno Headquarters SERVPRO technician cleaning your Manteno Headquarters Entrance

Spring is here in full swing and it is a perfect time to power wash the exterior of your corporate headquarters, clean the entry area, windows and reception, clean the carpets and tile. Your SERVPRO Professionals are here to assist you in Manteno.

Clean carpets at your Grant Park Home

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

Happy Cat on clean carpet with SERVPRO toy duck and truck Happy Cat on clean carpet with SERVPRO toy truck and duck

SERVPRO provides residential carpet cleaning in Grant Park.  Having your carpets cleaned extends the life of your carpets and enhances the overall appearance of your residence as well as a healthy environment.  Your family, friends and pets will thank you. 

Cleaning your Manteno Warehouse

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle inside warehouse SERVPRO vehicle inside warehouse

SERVPRO of Kankakee County provides cleaning services for your warehouses. Our technical experts are pictured here at a 1 million square foot warehouse in Manteno, Illinois. SERVPRO in this case cleaned beams, ceilings, pipes, lighting, T-Bar, etc. We removed dust, grime, grease, webs, etc.  SERVPRO utilized specialty equipment and hand. Ceilings and rafters over time accumulate many varieties of particulate matter and simple vibration or air movement can cause the matter to fall and contaminate the areas below.

Certain types of particulate dust can pose a fire hazard if they adhere to a large area, not to mention bacteria, etc.  It can also create odors and affect the heating, cooling and ventilation.

We here at SERVPRO of Kankakee County are here to help you and make your Manteno Warehouse or Industrial facility maintain a clean environment for you, your workers, visitors and products.

Cleaning your Bourbonnais House of Worship

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kankakee County provides cleaning services for your House of Worship in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Keeping your facility in great shape is often more complicated than mopping and vacuuming. SERVPRO can address your Carpets, Tile, Upholstry, Ducts, Disenfection, etc.  Our technicians utilize state of the art equipment and are available 24 hours a day to assist.

Certified Cleaning of Fire Fighter Turn Out Gear

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Before and After Turn Out Gear Cleaning

Cleaning things may seem like it would be a low-tech task, but the reality is that cleaning items after a disaster are very high-tech. The Esporta Wash System is an excellent tool for getting materials clean and free of contamination, including items that look too far beyond hope. If you've had fire damage or flooding in your home or business, you might be very interested to find out what this new system can do for you.

Fire damage resulting in soot or water damage causing potentially hazardous pathogens on fabric calls for a sanitizing and powerful cleaning at your Bradley Bourbonnais home. The contamination level found on any particular item can be extremely high. Contamination is measured in RLU's or Relative Light Units. High numbers may seem benign because it's 'light' but what is reflecting the light back to the measuring device is what we are concerned with – the higher the number of contaminants on an item, the more light will be reflected back into the device. When items are removed from the Esporta, they don't just look clean, they are clean, deodorized, and sanitized, as well. The much lower number of RLU's will indicate how clean an item is after being removed. 

The Esporta Wash System is designed to eliminate the soot from fires and the bacterial deposits from floods and other disasters, such as storm damage, from a variety of items. These can include children's toys, leather items such as shoes, purses, belts, boots, and headgear, clothing, draperies, among others. It's design and means of functioning is extremely effective, but it is still gentle enough to be used on stuffed toys and clothing.

The effectiveness of the Esporta is substantial enough to handle even firefighters' Turnout Gear, leaving them looking like new again. The SERVPRO Esporta Wash System saves many municipalities from constantly purchasing firefighter Turnout Gear. When it comes to businesses in the retail clothing industry, when your inventory has suffered smoke damage or has become moldy, the Esporta might be exactly what you need to save your business financially. Large amounts can be cleaned at one time, saving you time, and money, simultaneously. 

Families who have been through a traumatic incident can often find that what might have otherwise needed to be thrown away such as their children's playthings, can be restored and in a condition clean and safe enough to be handled by their children again. This can greatly decrease stress experienced by children when a traumatic situation has happened. 

To find out more about the Esporta Wash System and what it can do for you in your particular situation, call SERVPRO of Kankakee County at (815)935-0077. We can answer any questions you may have and also schedule an appointment during which we can begin to restore your items to a pre-damaged state "Like it never even happened."