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Tips for New Jersey Businesses Battling Water Damage

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

Tips for New Jersey Businesses Battling Water Damage

One of the worst types of damage to a commercial business is water damage. Depending on the type of water damage, it could be extremely dangerous and detrimental to the safety of your employees and the structure of your building. We understand the concern, so we wanted to provide you with some tips for our local Hoboken and Union City businesses who are battling water damage to put your mind at ease.

Identify the Type of Damage

The source of the water damage makes a big difference in how the damage is mitigated. Identifying the source is the first step. There are generally three different types of water damage.

Clean Water Damage

Clean water damage is provoked by a broken appliance, faulty sprinklers, burst pipe, rainwater, etc. Although this type of water damage isn’t dangerous, per say, if it is not treated correctly, mold could develop - causing it to become a danger.

Gray Water Damage

Gray water damage is considered unsanitary due to the source or the amount of time it has been stagnant. This water damage is usually caused by a broken toilet, washing machine, or anything that could leak hazardous chemicals.

Black Water Damage

Black water damage is the most hazardous water to deal with. This comes from a natural disaster or a sewage problem. If your commercial business was affected by a storm, it’s important to seek professional help right away to avoid additional damage and clean up so you can get your business up and running again. 

Note: Gray and black water damage is not signified by color. It is typically a rating system to decipher the severity of the damage. For example, a lake is not black in color, but would be considered black water due to the unknown bacteria and contents living within it.

Alert Your Business’ Insurance Company

As soon as the damage occurs, it’s important to alert your insurance company to submit a claim. After doing so, you may reach out to a professional to start the cleaning process. Whether it be water damage of any type or mold removal, SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City can handle it all. We can also assist in making sure that your damaged property has been properly submitted to your insurance company. 

Act to Avoid Further Damage

If you’re in your commercial business building while a storm is causing a flood or if a pipe bursts, it’s important to try to get ahead of it as quickly as possible to avoid further damage. For example, try to block where the water is coming from, mop or throw towels down to try to keep up with it, and make sure you have a dehumidifier to run after you’ve successfully cleaned up the water. This will all help in the moment and should assist with protection of further damage.

Think Ahead

Along with a first aid kit, you should also have a flood control kit somewhere in your building in preparation. This kit should include sandbags, a wet vacuum, buckets, tarps, and mops. This will help in preparation of a natural disaster coming your way or help clean up a clean water incident. 

Let SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City Help You Recover from Water and Storm Damage

At SERVPRO, we can help you recover from water damage resulting from a winter natural disaster. We’ll take care of plumbing leaks, flooding, roof leaks, sewer or toilet backups, fire damage, and much more. If water damage has already resulted in mold and mildew, we have services and skilled personnel that can be of assistance with mold remediation. We hope this blog helped you learn more about how to prepare your home for New Jersey’s winter storms.

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise as well as a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your commercial business and restore it back to pre-water damage condition. Our process includes documentation of the drying process to validate the property is dry. Learn about our water damage training and certificates here!

Reach out with any and all of your questions and inquiries: (201) 656-0035

About SERVPRO Team Harvey

SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel, SERVPRO of West Somerset County, and SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan

We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.” 

Live in Hudson County? How to Protect Your Home from Winter Storm Damage

11/3/2022 (Permalink)

Live in Hudson County? How to Protect Your Home from Winter Storm Damage

Winter storms will be blistering through very soon and if you’ve lived in the Hudson County area for a few years now, you probably know what can hit you. Although SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City is not able to deter a storm away from your home, we can tell you how to protect your home from winter storm damage. Get comfortable, grab a blanket, and read on - this could get chilly. 

Get Your Heating System Ready

Now is the time to get your furnace serviced, have your fuel oil tank checked, test your thermostats, and check for blocked ventilation. It’s important to ensure that your heating systems are ready for battle prior to the winter weather - especially when it comes to clogged ventilation. If your ventilation system isn’t properly working, this can cause bigger issues such as house fires

Get Your Fireplace and Chimney Inspected

Getting your fireplace and chimney inspected goes hand-and-hand with checking your heating systems. If you’re more inclined to use your fireplace for heat, make sure it’s free of debris and wildlife. The National Fire Protection Association recommends that chimneys, vents, and fireplaces be inspected at least once a year for your safety and the safety of your home. Have a professional come out and sweep out soot and other debris that could potentially catch fire.

Don’t Heat Your Attic

If possible, try not to heat your attic. This can cause snow and ice to melt into your roof and gutters, followed by re-freezing. If your roof has any cracks or holes, you’ll be looking at a moldy mess in your attic after everything settles (especially if you don’t go up there often). If you use the attic as a living space, make sure to get your roof checked before the winter season, seal any cracks or holes, and make sure your gutters are working properly.

Tree/Tree Branch Removal

If you have dead or dangerous trees close to your home, removing them before the winter hits is the safest decision. Wet, heavy snow can cause branches to fall easily, causing damage to your roof, windows, fencing, etc. If the trees around your home are not healthy, it’s a safer bet to have the full tree removed as opposed to gambling with the chance of it falling and crashing onto your property. 

Open Kitchen Cabinets at Night

One trick that works well is opening your kitchen cabinets overnight. The winter brings extremely cold temperatures and one of the best ways to avoid your pipes from freezing is by inviting heat into the cabinets. The heat from inside your home will hug the pipes and help keep the water flowing through them at a reasonable temperature. Allowing your pipes to freeze can cause them to burst, eventually causing water damage

Let SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City Help You with Any Winter Storm Damage

At SERVPRO, we can help you recover from water damage resulting from a winter natural disaster. We’ll take care of plumbing leaks, flooding, roof leaks, sewer or toilet backups, fire damage, and much more. If water damage has already resulted in mold and mildew, we have services and skilled personnel that can be of assistance with mold remediation. We hope this blog helped you learn more about how to prepare your New Jersey home for winter storms.

Reach out with any and all of your questions and inquiries: (201) 656-0035

About SERVPRO Team Harvey

SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of Holmdel/Aberdeen, SERVPRO of West Somerset County, and SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan

We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”

A Guide To Storm Damage Prevention

7/29/2022 (Permalink)

A Guide To Storm Damage Prevention

When strong storms accompanied by wind, rain, and hail hits your town, countless people are impacted. Both homeowners and business owners struggle to recuperate from the damage that has been caused due to the storms. Most of the time, this is because of a lack of preparedness. The weather is often unpredictable, and a storm may emerge out of nowhere, giving you very little time to get your affairs in order before destruction strikes. Being prepared is the first step to storm damage prevention so here are our top tips that you must follow.

Securing Outdoor Furniture

During strong storms, even the sturdiest looking outdoor furniture can be flung into the sky within moments. This does not only result in you wasting your money but can also pose a serious physical threat to yourself your neighbors. To secure your outdoor furniture well, use steel security cables to fasten them to the ground. Though this process may seem time-consuming initially, it will be worth it in the long run when your expensive patio furniture doesn’t get blown away.

Checking Your Trees

Your tall, bushy trees might be one of the most dangerous threats during a storm. Aside from the occasional trim, full-grown trees are often left alone. However, keeping a close eye on your trees and giving them constant care plays a role in storm damage prevention. During storms, strong winds are also present that can cause dead branches from your trees to fall off. This can cause serious hurt to your neighbors, your property, and yourself! Weak trees, that lack a strong and secure foundation are also more likely to get uprooted. Hence, be sure to give those trees some proper care before the storm season arrives.

Inspecting Your Roof

Having your roof inspected professionally on a regular basis is not just beneficial to prevent storm damage. It also helps to ensure the longevity of your roof. If you’re more hands-on and are experienced in doing handy work, then you can do your roof inspections on your own too! Look out for any missing shingles or any leaks, as these are issues that may get amplified during a storm, affecting the interior of your home.

Keeping Your Gutters Clean

Making sure your drainage systems are in order is important as gutters that are left neglected could have been accumulating debris and standing water. Debris can block any rainwater from being drained away, resulting in flooding during excessive rains due to storms. Standing water can also flow into the foundation of your home and cause flooding in the basement.

If you’re currently dealing with the aftermath of storm damage, SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City can be of great service to you. We understand the worries that you may have at this moment as we have been in the business for a long time. Aside from any physical damages, you may be worrying about insurance claims and other financial matters. We can aid in both these areas, with our storm damage cleanup restoration as well as help you to manage the insurance paperwork and process. If you ever find yourself stuck in a storm, our team has the capability to quickly respond to you due to our 24-hour emergency service.



Why Is Knowing Your Water Shut-Off Valve Location Important?

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

It is estimated that approximately $49 billion will be lost by businesses due to some kind of flood every year. For homeowners, the cost can also be phenomenal, especially if flood insurance isn't in place. Can all of that cost be averted by knowing the location of the water shut-off valve? No. But if an interior flood occurs due to a home’s or commercial building’s water system, shutting off the supply promptly can save a lot of money on water damage and cleanup.

Water Shut-Off Valves: What Are They?

The knob or handle that allows you to shut down the water supply is referred to as a shut-off valve. It can be applied to an entire property or a specific area of a home/building. To avoid thousands of dollars in cleanup and repairs, knowing how to shut off the water supply in a timely manner is crucial.

Why Should You Know the Location?

There are several reasons for wanting to know where a water supply shut-off is located.

  • If work needs to be done on a fixture, supply pipe, etc., the water supply must first be shut off.
  • If the building is going to be vacated for a considerable amount of time, shutting off the water supply is a good idea. If a pipe would burst or a water tank would develop a leak, having the water shut off will help avoid costlier, excessive damages.
  • To avoid complications, knowing the location of a shut-off valve will be extremely useful in the case of a plumbing emergency. Plumbers often find soaking towels or filled buckets under leaks because no one knew how to shut off the water.

Where Is Your Water Shut-Off Valve?

Though these kinds of valves can be found in many places, here are some common locations:

  • Next to a water heater
  • Under a sink/toilet
  • Near a water meter, outdoors
  • In the basement or at ground level
  • On the perimeter wall of a building

If you are unsure as to where your main water shut-off is (in your home or office), check out the property inspection report if you have it handy.

Didn't Get to Your Water Shut-Off in Time? Let Us Help with Cleanup and Restoration!

At SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, we handle all types of cleanup and restoration jobs. That includes residential homes and commercial locations. If your home or business was flooded with excess water – whether it was from a fresh source, a natural disaster, fire, or some other cause – we can help. What's more, we offer 24-hour emergency service and we'll get there faster than anyone else. We know you need help and you need it in a hurry. That's why we are leaders in our industry.

It doesn't matter whether you require commercial clean-up/restoration services or residential clean-up/restoration services, we’re the ones to call. Contact us at 201-656-0035 with any questions you may have (fax: 201-656-0037).

If you wish, you can also open the lines of communication by using our convenient online form.

Why Is Knowing Your Water Shut-Off Valve Location Important?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

It is estimated that approximately $49 billion will be lost by businesses due to some kind of flood every year. For homeowners, the cost can also be phenomenal, especially if flood insurance isn't in place. Can all of that cost be averted by knowing the location of the water shut-off valve? No. But if an interior flood occurs due to a home’s or commercial building’s water system, shutting off the supply promptly can save a lot of money on water damage and cleanup.

Water Shut-Off Valves: What Are They?

The knob or handle that allows you to shut down the water supply is referred to as a shut-off valve. It can be applied to an entire property or a specific area of a home/building. To avoid thousands of dollars in cleanup and repairs, knowing how to shut off the water supply in a timely manner is crucial.

Why Should You Know the Location?

There are several reasons for wanting to know where a water supply shut-off is located.

  • If work needs to be done on a fixture, supply pipe, etc., the water supply must first be shut off.
  • If the building is going to be vacated for a considerable amount of time, shutting off the water supply is a good idea. If a pipe would burst or a water tank would develop a leak, having the water shut off will help avoid costlier, excessive damages.
  • To avoid complications, knowing the location of a shut-off valve will be extremely useful in the case of a plumbing emergency. Plumbers often find soaking towels or filled buckets under leaks because no one knew how to shut off the water.

Where Is Your Water Shut-Off Valve?

Though these kinds of valves can be found in many places, here are some common locations:

  • Next to a water heater
  • Under a sink/toilet
  • Near a water meter, outdoors
  • In the basement or at ground level
  • On the perimeter wall of a building

If you are unsure as to where your main water shut-off is (in your home or office), check out the property inspection report if you have it handy.

Didn't Get to Your Water Shut-Off in Time? Let Us Help with Cleanup and Restoration!

At SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, we handle all types of cleanup and restoration jobs. That includes residential homes and commercial locations. If your home or business was flooded with excess water – whether it was from a fresh source, a natural disaster, fire, or some other cause – we can help. What's more, we offer 24-hour emergency service and we'll get there faster than anyone else. We know you need help and you need it in a hurry. That's why we are leaders in our industry.

It doesn't matter whether you require commercial clean-up/restoration services or residential clean-up/restoration services, we’re the ones to call. Contact us at 201-656-0035 with any questions you may have (fax: 201-656-0037).

If you wish, you can also open the lines of communication by using our convenient online form.

Why Is Knowing Your Water Shut-Off Valve Location Important?

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

It is estimated that approximately $49 billion will be lost by businesses due to some kind of flood every year. For homeowners, the cost can also be phenomenal, especially if flood insurance isn't in place. Can all of that cost be averted by knowing the location of the water shut-off valve? No. But if an interior flood occurs due to a home’s or commercial building’s water system, shutting off the supply promptly can save a lot of money on water damage and cleanup.

Water Shut-Off Valves: What Are They?

The knob or handle that allows you to shut down the water supply is referred to as a shut-off valve. It can be applied to an entire property or a specific area of a home/building. To avoid thousands of dollars in cleanup and repairs, knowing how to shut off the water supply in a timely manner is crucial.

Why Should You Know the Location?

There are several reasons for wanting to know where a water supply shut-off is located.

  • If work needs to be done on a fixture, supply pipe, etc., the water supply must first be shut off.
  • If the building is going to be vacated for a considerable amount of time, shutting off the water supply is a good idea. If a pipe would burst or a water tank would develop a leak, having the water shut off will help avoid costlier, excessive damages.
  • To avoid complications, knowing the location of a shut-off valve will be extremely useful in the case of a plumbing emergency. Plumbers often find soaking towels or filled buckets under leaks because no one knew how to shut off the water.

Where Is Your Water Shut-Off Valve?

Though these kinds of valves can be found in many places, here are some common locations:

  • Next to a water heater
  • Under a sink/toilet
  • Near a water meter, outdoors
  • In the basement or at ground level
  • On the perimeter wall of a building

If you are unsure as to where your main water shut-off is (in your home or office), check out the property inspection report if you have it handy.

Didn't Get to Your Water Shut-Off in Time? Let Us Help with Cleanup and Restoration!

At SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, we handle all types of cleanup and restoration jobs. That includes residential homes and commercial locations. If your home or business was flooded with excess water – whether it was from a fresh source, a natural disaster, fire, or some other cause – we can help. What's more, we offer 24-hour emergency service and we'll get there faster than anyone else. We know you need help and you need it in a hurry. That's why we are leaders in our industry.

It doesn't matter whether you require commercial clean-up/restoration services or residential clean-up/restoration services, we’re the ones to call. Contact us at 201-656-0035 with any questions you may have (fax: 201-656-0037).

If you wish, you can also open the lines of communication by using our convenient online form.

Signs You Need Help From A Water Damage Restoration Company

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage tends to be invisible until the degradation of your property from long-term exposure to a myriad of external and internal sources becomes severe. This happens when moisture seeps into the structure and ruins parts of your building. For example, a leaky roof or burst pipe may introduce an accumulation of moisture which results in a variety of damages. It is important to address the issue as quickly as possible when you see signs of water damage. You may need to get help from a water damage restoration company to restore your property.

Water Damage on Drywall

Gypsum drywall is a porous material that absorbs moisture. Wet drywall becomes soft and soggy, which poses issues regarding the integrity of the building’s structure. If your walls start to feel mushy or malleable to the touch, it is a clear red flag that your walls have suffered water damage.

When water pools behind the paint, it stretches the paint and causes an unsightly bubbling on your wall. You will likely need a professional to take a look at your property to determine the extent of the water damage.

Buckling of Wood Flooring

Excessive moisture on a hardwood floor is the main cause of buckled floorboards. This can be spotted as cracks in between the boards, swelled edges, crowning, and the lifting of boards. When water is allowed to persist on your hardwood floorings, such as from a spill or a rise in indoor humidity, it leads to a buildup of moisture that makes floorboards expand, contract, or pop up.

Seeing Water Stains is a Sign of Water Damage 

Discoloration in your ceiling – usually a light or dark brown color – could indicate water damage. This could be due to a leaky appliance on the floor above or rainwater seeping through the roof of your property. Poor plumbing can also allow water to soak the ceiling, resulting in these undesirable stains.

Mold Infestations Could Indicate Water Damage

Mold grows exceptionally well in areas with a lot of moisture in the air, like in bathrooms and basements. Noticing mold starting to grow along the skirting at the base of your wall could be the result of water damage. In this case, it would be best to hire a professional mold remediation team to help remove the baseboards and determine the cause and extent of the water damage.

You may be able to detect mold by its odor, which could indicate possible water damage. Once again, if you notice mold on your property in Hoboken or Union City, the best thing to do is to call a professional to implement mold remediation and restoration.

Sudden Water Puddles

It can be puzzling to find a sudden puddle of water appearing on your property where it should not be. If this is a common occurrence, it is likely that your property has suffered water damage from faulty pipes. Pipes can become damaged through repeated contraction and expansion due to fluctuating temperatures, which eventually cause them to leak. It is important to fix these pipes to mitigate the harm from water damage.

If you need help from a water damage restoration company in or near Hoboken/Union City, NJ, reach out to us at SERVPRO. Give us a call at (201) 656-0035.

Why Is Knowing Your Water Shut-Off Valve Location Important?

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

It is estimated that approximately $49 billion will be lost by businesses due to some kind of flood every year. For homeowners, the cost can also be phenomenal, especially if flood insurance isn't in place. Can all of that cost be averted by knowing the location of the water shut-off valve? No. But if an interior flood occurs due to a home’s or commercial building’s water system, shutting off the supply promptly can save a lot of money on water damage and cleanup.

Water Shut-Off Valves: What Are They?

The knob or handle that allows you to shut down the water supply is referred to as a shut-off valve. It can be applied to an entire property or a specific area of a home/building. To avoid thousands of dollars in cleanup and repairs, knowing how to shut off the water supply in a timely manner is crucial.

Why Should You Know the Location?

There are several reasons for wanting to know where a water supply shut-off is located.

  • If work needs to be done on a fixture, supply pipe, etc., the water supply must first be shut off.
  • If the building is going to be vacated for a considerable amount of time, shutting off the water supply is a good idea. If a pipe would burst or a water tank would develop a leak, having the water shut off will help avoid costlier, excessive damages.
  • To avoid complications, knowing the location of a shut-off valve will be extremely useful in the case of a plumbing emergency. Plumbers often find soaking towels or filled buckets under leaks because no one knew how to shut off the water.

Where Is Your Water Shut-Off Valve?

Though these kinds of valves can be found in many places, here are some common locations:

  • Next to a water heater
  • Under a sink/toilet
  • Near a water meter, outdoors
  • In the basement or at ground level
  • On the perimeter wall of a building

If you are unsure as to where your main water shut-off is (in your home or office), check out the property inspection report if you have it handy.

Didn't Get to Your Water Shut-Off in Time? Let Us Help with Cleanup and Restoration!

At SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, we handle all types of cleanup and restoration jobs. That includes residential homes and commercial locations. If your home or business was flooded with excess water – whether it was from a fresh source, a natural disaster, fire, or some other cause – we can help. What's more, we offer 24-hour emergency service and we'll get there faster than anyone else. We know you need help and you need it in a hurry. That's why we are leaders in our industry.

It doesn't matter whether you require commercial clean-up/restoration services or residential clean-up/restoration services, we’re the ones to call. Contact us at 201-656-0035 with any questions you may have (fax: 201-656-0037).

If you wish, you can also open the lines of communication by using our convenient online form.

Tips For Commercial Business Owners When Dealing With Fire Damage

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

Following a fire, to get your business up and running again, on whom should you depend? Are you going to do it yourself? You're certainly not going to ask your employees to provide cleanup services. The best way to recover after a commercial building fire is to call in certified, reputable technicians. If your place of business has experienced fire damage, turn to the experts at SERVPRO.

Why is an expert fire restoration company the best course of action? As an employer, you have a responsibility. Before your workers can return to the premises, you must ensure that proper steps have been taken where fire damage restoration is concerned.

Sure, you want to get your business back up and running as soon as possible. However, there are more reasons for immediate restoration action. If not addressed right away, the impact of water and smoke damage can produce additional negative effects.

When it comes to commercial building fire damage, cleanup, and restoration, what's involved?

Initial Safety Work and Damage Assessment

The extent of damage done to the property must be fully documented before workers can return to work, before the cleanup process can begin, and certainly for the purpose of insurance claims. Professionals can provide the best course of action when it comes to the complicated process of cleaning up after a fire. In fact, in order to process an insurance claim, fire restoration and water removal professionals may be required.

To make sure that additional damage has not been endured by support walls, the roof, windows, etc., you can also rely on experts to verify your commercial building’s safety. Existing damages aside, damage prevention is the name of the game here. Before any cleaning process can be initiated, a thorough investigation must be executed.

It's Time for Water, Smoke, and Soot Removal

Before employees can return to work, specialized cleaners, tools, and techniques are needed to remove soot, smoke, odors, and more from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Additionally, because a lot of water is used by firefighters to extinguish fires, flooding related water issues are bound to develop. To identify potential problems, you will need a professional team. The last thing you want is for mold to take root in your place of business. To put employees’ minds at ease, soot, smoke, and water must be completely eradicated from your commercial property.

Repair, Restoration, Cleanup, Etc.

You can proceed to structure and item cleanup once you've addressed large-scale cleaning needs for fabrics, carpets, and rugs, as well as repairing major structural items. Professionals will likely use special equipment, cleaners, and tools to bring your materials (desks, chairs, floors, etc.) back to life and remove odors.

Tasks like painting, which may seem normal and easy to handle, can be hindered by the bubbling, peeling, or chipping paint that results from fire and water damage. Refinishing, sanding, and large-scale scraping will likely be needed first.

Has Your Business Experienced Fire Damage?

For resolutions where commercial fire damage is concerned, turn to the certified, experienced experts at SERVPRO.

Time is money in the world of business. Don't wait another minute to recover from a fire. Contact us today.

Good Office Cleaning Practices To Implement

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

Even if clients and/or customers never see the office(s) belonging to your company, office cleaning practices are important. For one thing, the health and happiness of your employees can be greatly affected by the cleanliness of your office. The appearance of your office, and how clean you keep it, goes a long way toward defining your company's culture.

To help you in your quest for office cleanliness, we're going to offer a handful of tips. Let's look at some good office cleaning practices to implement.

Adhere to a Schedule

By booking a professional cleaning team, you can have your office cared for by people who not only know what they are doing, but have all tools needed for the job. While encouraging your employees to tidy up after themselves is fine, don't rely on them for regular or deep cleaning. Turn to a trusted company. Work with the company to decide what should be cleaned and when.

Regular Station Cleaning

Employees can certainly tend to their own stations. They can wipe down their keyboard, printer, and monitor. Encourage the use of disinfectant to guard against germ transfer. This can be done daily.

Reduce Clutter

Get rid of the following whenever you can: extra pens, unused coffee mugs, expired calendars, outdated business cards, etc. They make your office look untidy and take up valuable space. They can also be distracting.

Practice Good Hygiene

Along with wiping down common surfaces with disinfectant, make sure when dealing with sensitive electrical equipment, appropriate safety precautions are taken. Confer with professional cleaners if you're in doubt as to how to regularly clean certain surfaces/equipment and what products to use.

Clean As You Go

This is particularly applicable when it comes to break rooms, cafeterias, and the like. Encourage your employees, if they make a mess, to please clean up after themselves. Before leaving the office for the day, also encourage them to make their desks look at least somewhat organized. This will be beneficial for appearances as well as making it easier for your employees to be efficient and productive.

A Place for Everything… And Everything in Its Place

You've heard this before, probably from your mom. But it applies to any work space, including your office. When effective office cleaning is executed, your supplies, files, accessories, etc. are more organized and found in an easier fashion. Anything you don't want handled by the cleaning company, simply put it away in a drawer or cabinet. Enhance office appearances, improve focus, and reduce chaos by maintaining the cleanest office space possible.

Need Your Office Cleaned on a Regular Basis or A Big One Time Cleaning?

At SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, we handle various types of cleaning jobs including both commercial and residential. Need a major cleanup in a hurry due to a disaster? We offer 24-hour emergency service. If you just need regular cleaning of an office, we can take care of it for you. If you need a sizable cleaning project executed, we've got you covered there, too.

It doesn't matter whether you require commercial cleaning services or residential cleaning services, we can help.  Call us at 201-656-0035 with any questions or concerns. 

 If you wish, you can also open the lines of communication by using our convenient online form.