Recent Commercial Posts

Protecting Commercial Property During Storms

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

A hurricane is shown from space Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment.

While there is not much you can do to prevent total destruction from the strongest hurricanes, there are some ways you can strengthen your commercial property against the weaker ones.

Fortified Doors


Metal doors that can pass particular impact testing earn a seal of approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Though intended to be used in safe rooms or shelters, they would also fortify businesses in hurricane-prone areas.

Fortified Windows


A  window shutter system has a four-sided window frame with a 16-gauge steel door that sits on the outside of the window. A cheaper way to fortify windows is to snap special serrated-edged clips onto the edges of plywood you want to cover windows with.

Fortified Garage Door


Garages are where the wind enters business and blows off their roofs. A highly rated windowless narrow garage door is the safest. They can be reinforced with Florida Building Code-approved vertical bracing that is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and anchors into both the wall that is over the door and on the floor.

Fortified Roof


You can reinforce a roof with galvanized-steel hurricane clips that range from 300 to 1,500 pounds. They strengthen the connection between the trusses or rafters and the top plate.

Concrete Wall Blocks


Insulating concrete forms (ICF) are interlocking blocks that are made of expanded polystyrene foam. They are held into place by connectors, reinforced with rebar framework within the spaces, and filled with concrete. They fire-resistant, insulated, and airtight.

Concrete Cloth


This is a cement-impregnated fabric that inflates and hardens into concrete after it is made wet. The military makes shelters with it. It is also used to shield buildings, stop bullets, protect slopes, create walls in mines, and to line ditches. 

Safe Space


Although an underground shelter is the safest place to be unless it floods, a professionally installed above-ground safe room can protect a family.

After the hurricane is over call SERVPRO of Waycross / Hinesville / Douglas (912) 285-0724 if you have storm damage to your business.


SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Certain Commercial Cleanup Requires Professionals

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Waycross / Hinesville / Douglas Can Help

Toilet and sewage overflow is irritating, smelly, and it's also dangerous. This can lead to water damage in your commercial building.

There could be irreversible damage to equipment and inventory. Once you detect overflow signs, you should hire a reliable company to clean up the mess immediately.

At SERVPRO of Waycross / Hinesville / Douglas, we offer excellent restoration and cleaning services to our clients.

We understand the urgency of cleaning sewage as soon as possible. We provide a reliable emergency service to deal with sewage and toilet overflow. Our technicians use advanced cleaning and restoration equipment. Our staff is trained and certified.
Have Questions? Call Us Today – (912) 285-0724

Below are reliable tips for handling sewage and toilet overflow.

Vacate the Contaminated Areas Right Away

Once the overflow occurs in your building, you should head to a safe place. Flooded areas should only be occupied by individuals with the right protective garments and equipment.

Hire a SERVPRO Cleanup Specialist

If the wastewater has covered all the rooms in your house, you should contact the nearest specialist. SERVPRO of Waycross / Hinesville / Douglas will deal with the mess quickly and correctly.

Dehumidifiers, steam cleaners, and air scrubbers are some of the equipment that we use to clean and restore your building after an overflow. First, our specialists turn off the electrical sockets touched by water to avoid more damages. Then, they remove the wastewater from the building.

Decontaminate your Home

Decontamination of your home is a vital activity to carry out after the removal of wastewater. Our cleanup specialists will wash the carpets, dry them, and decontaminate them. However, if the overflow saturates carpeting, you should replace the materials immediately.

Our septic specialists will also examine the septic tanks to prevent more flooding. Tanks left unattended could suffer a spill recurrence, which will damage your property. We offer services to our local communities in Douglas, Patterson, Baxley, Waycross, Jesup, Midway, Blackshear, and Baxley.

Lastly, to avoid a recurrence of the problem, SERVPRO of Waycross / Hinesville / Douglas specialists will help you to diagnose its cause. The experts will clearly identify the problems to avoid more costly damages. We will ensure that your house is safe for occupation.


Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas (912) 285-0724 provides professional cleaning or emergency restoration services to get your business running smoothly again.

Preparing Your Business for Tornado Season

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO semi truck and pick up truck. SERVPRO is here to help.

Spring brings lots of changes, especially with the weather. A sunny week can be followed by a week of storms, and you will want to be prepared for all possible scenarios.

You will want to do an assessment of your property before heavy rains:

1. Proper Drainage

2. Roof Leaks

3. Window and Door Leaks

Make arrangements as soon as possible for repairs to be done before another storm passes through town.

Thunderstorms cause most of the severe spring weather. Lightning, flooding, and other types of activity will be a part of your spring weather experience, which is caused when warm, moist air collides with cool, dry air. Planning ahead makes sense so that your property and the people you care about can avoid injury and damages.

Here are some things to think about or to have on hand for storms:

  • A battery-operated flashlight, with extra batteries.
  • A battery-operated, NOAA Weather Radio.
  • An emergency evacuation plan. Have a map with an escape route in case of a flood. Make sure everyone knows where to go in the event of a disaster.
  • Make sure everyone has a list of updated emergency contact information.
  • A First Aid Kit

Planning ahead before wet weather hits is always a good idea. Call us here at SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas if your property sustains water or flood damage. 

(912)285-0724

Georgia Opening for Business

4/26/2020 (Permalink)

As Georiga businesses begin to reopen, know that SERVPRO is Here to Help in this time of need.

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of the novel COVID-19, 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 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
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today –

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas

912-285-0724

SERVPRO is Dedicated to Getting You Back to Business

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Brunswick provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in St. Simons. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Golden Isles commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7

(912)264-6094

Here to Help in Your Proactive Cleaning Against COVID-19

4/5/2020 (Permalink)

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 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
  • 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 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 Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas at 912-285-0724

Gallons of Water Extracted from Local Church

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

White church with steeple and SERVPRO green and orange semi parked out front. We are always here to help our neighbors recover after any size disaster!

Recently our SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas team responded to an urgent call at a local church. The distressed caller spoke about water continuously flowing into the church and standing water of nearly a foot throughout. 

When our crews arrived we found the main water supply line broke in the wall. Our SERVPRO crew members were able to locate the shut off valve to eliminante more water from intruding the church.

With all hands on deck our SERVPRO crews worked hard to remove all of the water and moisture from the church and restored this property to preloss conditions. We were graciously told “SERVPRO was a blessing in such a mess”. We truly take pride in helping our customers, our neighbors recover after any disaster. SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville and Douglas are always here to help. 

Find out more about the services our SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville and Douglas team provides here!

SERVPRO - No Job Too Big!

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

There is no job too big for the SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas! We are well equipped to handle water, fire, and storm damages for 100 square feet to 500,000 square feet and beyond!

If your manufacturing plant is damaged don’t worry! SERVPRO is here to help get you back to business faster! We offer a wide range of restoration services as well as re-construction services. SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas are here in your community and offer 24-7 emergency response.

A great advantage of working with SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas is we work with your insurance company and adjuster to make for a stress-free claims process. We understand this might be your first claims process and we can help ease the stress and burden of the overall claim. 

Learn more about our commercial services. 

No Job too Big for SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

When your commercial property floods, rely on SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas. We minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering industry leading results. Our commercial cleaning services range from emergency water extraction to yearly HVAC cleanings.

Whether you just need a yearly maintance clean or emergency restoration SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas is here to make it  “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas proudly offers these services to not only our residential customers, but commercial clients as well: 

  • Commercial Fire Restoration
  • Commercial Water Restoration
  • Commercial Storm Damage Restoration
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpets 
  • Ceilings and Walls
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism


SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas can respond immediately to your commercial fire, water and or storm damage emergencies regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

We are always HERE to HELP. Reach out to us anytime at (912)285-0724

Keeping Up With Commercial Carpet Cleanings

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Schedule a carpet cleaning inspection and estimate today!

Most carpeting is designed to camouflage dirt, and that’s especially true for commercial carpeting. If the carpet in your business is looking dull or rough around the edges, it’s probably time for a commercial cleaning.

Dingy carpet can hurt your business in several ways. For example:

  • A carpet that isn’t well cared-for will need to be replaced sooner than one that receives regular cleanings and maintenance, costing you money.
  • If you own commercial building space, keeping your carpets in good repair can cut down on complaints and liability.
  • Clean carpeting and flooring are part of the good image of your business; clients will be more comfortable with you, and your employees will feel more positive about their work environment, affecting productivity.
  • Clean carpets reduce loose particles, which protects indoor air quality. A clean carpet also reduces illness-causing biological contaminants such as bacteria, mold and viruses that can negatively affect your clients and work staff.

You should consider cleaning your commercial carpet as a regular part of your business maintenance program.

Consider these points when deciding what an appropriate cleaning schedule should be:

  1. Color, nap and pile, type and density of your carpet: a higher-quality carpet will probably be able to go longer without cleaning, for example, and hold up better over the long run.
  2. Foot traffic in your place of business: this aspect is going to change based on seasons and weather.
  3. The type of your commercial space: if you deal in auto parts or auto mechanics, for example, you will need to have a much heavier cleaning schedule.
  4. The type of business you conduct: a daycare or restaurant is going to need more attention than an attorney’s office. If you are a business related to the medical field, your needs may be very specific based on the area of medicine you are associated with.

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas team stands ready to help with all your commercial cleaning needs. We are experienced in the area of cleanup after water and fire damage, and mold remediation is one of our specialties, as well. Call us today at (912)285-0724 

Practice Fire Safety in your Office

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

When was the last time your office practice fire safety. It’s always better to be prepared!

Our team here at SERVPRO of Wacross, Hinesville & Douglas would like to share some tips with you today to help keep yourself, your staff, and your business property safe from fire:

  1. Install high-quality smoke detectors on or near the ceilings of your business in all areas, including warehouses and outlying buildings.
  2. Installing Carbon Monoxide alarms in the same areas is always a good idea since CO is an odorless and colorless gas produced by burning fuels.
  3. Ensure that you have multipurpose fire extinguishers readily accessible in several areas of your property, and make sure your staff knows where they are and how to use them properly.
  4. Have your HVAC unit inspected on a regular basis. Employ a professional for these types of specialized tasks.
  5. Create an escape plan for your team and make sure everyone understands it and can follow the plan in case of fire. Post your evacuation plan in public areas so that both your staff and customers are aware of where to go in the event of a fire. Second story buildings should have an escape ladder; post warnings near any elevators that they are not to be used in case of a fire.
    There are remote monitors available today that let you know if there is a fire in your buildings while you are not there. They can be plugged into an electrical outlet easily and connected to your internet, and you will be notified by the app you download on your phone.
  6. During repair or remodelling of your business property, use fire-resistant building materials when available. For example, using a fire retardant brand of insulation can be a huge part of keeping your workspaces fire safe.

Call the team here at SERVPRO of Wacross, Hinesville & Douglas for assistance with fire safety, and remember: we are always available for large-scale cleanups after fire and water damage in both residential and commercial properties. 

(912)285-0724

Fire Damage to Local Waycross Complex

4/6/2019 (Permalink)

Late Sunday night our SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas team responded to a kitchen fire that ignited a sprinkler system on the 3rd floor of a local apartment complex. Our team arrived before sunrise and was able to begin immediate water extraction. The sprinkler system did a great job putting out the fire causing minimal fire damage; however the water from the sprinkler system soaked through 3 floors of the building leaving standing water in a few of the rooms.

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas wasted no time in restoring this property from soot, water, and smoke damage. Our highly trained technicians began an immediate plan of action to prevent further damage by extracting all of the standing water. After our teams extracted as much water as possible, we then used our drying technologies to dry out the affected rooms and materials.

Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small, residential and/or commercial. If you are dealing with fire damage, count on the experienced team at SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas.
Call us today at (912)285-0724

Don't Put up Seasonal Decor in a Dirty Office - Let SERVPRO help

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

For your business to look great during the Holiday's you must showcase all of the seasonal decor as well as having a clean office to enjoy it in. With seasonal decor you can often create a  overcrowded environment avoid this by having a clean office. 

The most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest time of the year. You may be busy wrapping up the end of the year projects at work or attending holiday office parties. To help get your business ahead of the curve schedule a carpet or a tile and grout cleaning service.

Clean and deodorize your office to smell its Holiday best.

With increased foot traffic in your business you need your office smelling fresh. The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

Clean your office before the Holidays take-over

Before your favorite office visitor in the big red suit arrives load up all of the office furniture for a deep yearly cleaning. 

No matter your schedule, SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas are available for commercial cleaning services. Get in contact with us today if you need a refresh!

Have Questions? Call Today – (912) 285-0724

Plan Ahead for Commercial Cleaning

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

When it’s time for cleaning projects to be completed, make sure you have received a checklist from the cleaning company that helps you get ready for the job. Every area of your property is different with unique requirements, and your cleaning company will want you to be ready for them.

When it comes to your business, there are a few jobs that you should probably plan for on a regular basis:

LOBBY OR RECEPTION AREA: Since this is the first area anyone sees when they come to your place of business, it should be kept in pristine shape at all times, undergoing daily cleaning and spot checks throughout the day. In addition to keeping it clean and tidy at all times, a routine deep cleaning should be done regularly, keeping weather conditions in mind. Recessed lighting, high shelves, and carpeting are all items that will need special attention on a regular basis here.

OFFICES AND CUBICLES: These areas can get dusty easily since electronics attract dust, so desks can be cleared of all machinery and work-related items and cleaned thoroughly. They also need to be disinfected regularly to discourage office-wide illnesses. The flooring in these areas needs a routinely-scheduled cleaning, as well, to keep the whole space looking great. HVAC vents will require attention here, as well as windows, both inside and out.

BATHROOMS AND KITCHEN: These areas, like the ones at home, see a lot of traffic, and can get pretty unattractive quickly. Daily maintenance can do a lot to keep things clean, but scheduling routine heavy-duty cleaning will ensure that healthy conditions are maintained. Surfaces used for food preparation, counters in the bathroom, toilets, and flooring are all things people come in contact with every day and should be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis.

Here at SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas, we’re experienced in commercial cleaning projects, and happy to help. We also handle cleanup jobs after fire and water damage, and mold remediation is one of our specialties. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (912) 285-0724

Let SERVPRO clean your commercial property!

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Spruce Your Business for a New Season with Our Commercial Cleaning

As summer rapidly draws to a close, many business owners in the Southeast Georgia region look forward to a very busy time of year. If you'd like to spruce up your commercial premises to appeal to more customers, you'll appreciate the professional cleaning services offered by SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas. Let us help you delight your customers and staff this season. We specialize in creating sparkling clean, welcoming environments!

Rely on SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas

SERVPRO of f Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas offers vital commercial services. We offer genuinely comprehensive cleaning and sanitizing assistance. Our well-trained technicians use specialize professional-grade tools to remove embedded grease and debris from floors, carpets, upholstery, walls, ceilings and air vents. We'll eliminate unpleasant lingering odors, too. Ask us to help refresh and revitalize blinds and drapes and help restore the brilliant luster of crystal clear glass windows! We'll help clear away grime and thoroughly refurbish offices, real estate listings, restaurants and other commercial premises to help ensure your company makes an attractive impression on visitors.

Many studies have shown first impressions frequently impact customer purchasing decisions. If you want your firm to appear efficient and capable, you'll need to maintain odor-free commercial premises. By asking us to help you spruce up your work environment, you'll make a smart investment in your business this year. As you look forward to a great season, remember to schedule your company's next appointment with SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas!

Fast, Reliable Commercial Cleaning

Our commercial cleaning services can also help businesses facing unusual, unexpected cleanup challenges. Did vandals leave ugly graffiti scrawled along the exterior of one of your rental properties? Has your new construction site developed a distasteful, musty odor as a result of flooding or sewage backups? Ask us to completely clean and sanitize these locations. We carefully beautify commercial sites, removing stains and sticky, ingrained dirt from building surfaces and furnishings. Let us help you put your best foot forward during one of the busiest times of year!

Your customers will notice the difference when we perform reliable commercial cleaning at your location. Our technicians have received extensive training in order to handle a wide array of assignments correctly and rapidly. Our commercial cleaning services help enhance your business image at a pivotal time of year. Call now to reserve the dates and times you prefer for SERVPRO cleaning services this fall and winter!

Have Questions? Call Today – (912) 559-5018

Top Commercial Cleaning Jobs You Should Know About

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

You always want your commercial property to make the best impression on clients and tenants, which will keep you in business and keep your customers happy.

Studies show that it only takes as little as 13 milliseconds for our brains to process what they are seeing, so maintaining a clean and organized business space at all times is necessary to ensure that you are creating a good impression and giving your commercial space that “wow” factor that is so important.

The floors of business spaces receive a lot of foot traffic, and it doesn’t take long for those floors to go from clean and flawless to grimy and worn. Treat your flooring regularly, whether your commercial floor space is carpeted or covered with vinyl or wood.

When it comes to the carpeting, vacuuming during the work week will take care of the obvious debris and ensure that the carpet will be free from dirt build-up, but for that great first impression, it needs to be more than just debris free - it needs to look fresh and be odor free. A deep cleaning is the answer here. A commercial cleaning service can take care of this project for you in no time, with the proper machinery and product required to get the job done right.

When it comes to a floor with a hard surface, the condition flaws can be even more obvious, and fixing that will entail stripping, sealing, scrubbing, and buffing. You can certainly do it yourself, but if you engage a commercial cleaning company, it can be done while you are relaxing at home; coming in the door the next morning to pristine flooring would be a real treat and start the day off right.

Both floors and walls make up the majority of what your clients and visitors will see when they enter your commercial space, and your walls will make the biggest impression of all, since there are four times more of them than the floors, and they are on eye level. Pay extra attention to your wall spaces, making sure artwork is dusted regularly and light scuffing is cleaned and painted over right away.

When it comes to badly damaged and worn walls, once again, a commercial cleaning service can get your space back to where it should be.

Furniture is another area of your business that needs to be kept in tip top shape, looking fresh and smelling great, and this is one of the top projects that commercial cleaning companies are called in to do. They can also be engaged to help when employees change offices, or for post-construction cleanup.

Here at SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas, we are experienced in commercial cleanup, and projects both large and small that can involve water and fire damages. Call us today at (912) 285-0724.

Practicing Fire Safety in Your Business

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

The Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas SERVPRO team would like to share some tips with you today to help keep you, your staff, and your business property safe from fire.

  • Install good quality smoke detectors on or near the ceilings of your business in all areas, including warehouses and outlying buildings.Installing Carbon Monoxide alarms in the same areas is always a good idea. CO is an odorless and colorless gas produced by burning fuels.
  • Ensure that you have multipurpose fire extinguishers readily accessible in several areas of your property. Make sure your staff knows where they are and how to use them.
  • Have your HVAC unit inspected on a regular basis. Employ a professional for these tasks.
  • Have an escape plan for your team, and make sure everyone understands it and can follow the plan in case of fire. Post your evacuation plan in public areas so that both your staff and customers are aware of where to go in the event of a fire. Second story buildings should have an escape ladder.
  • There are remote monitors available today to let you know if there is a fire in your buildings while you are not there. They can be plugged into an electrical outlet easily and connected to your internet, and you will be notified by the app you download on your phone.
  • During repair or remodeling to your business property, use fire-resistant building materials when available. For example, using a fire retardant brand of insulation can be a huge part of keeping your work spaces fire safe.

Call the team here at SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas for help with fire safety. We are always available to assist with home or commercial cleanup after fire and water damage. Our phone number is (912) 285-0724 and our website is: SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas. We care about you!

Keeping Your Break Room Clean

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Anyone who has worked on a team knows that it can be a challenge to keep the community break room clean. Everyone has very different ideas of what cleanliness entails, and this can create a lot of tension in the workplace and can even create problems with morale and relationships. These types of conflicts will adversely affect your business, and that’s not something anyone wants to see.

As the owner, either you or a designated representative can establish break room expectations. Here are some tips:

  • Post a checklist or cleaning schedule on the break room wall in clear view of everyone who will be using it.
  • Ask for volunteers who would like to oversee a particular area and schedule their duties on a rotating basis.
    • Daily - clean food prep areas, sweep or vacuum flooring and trash removal, wipe down door knobs, wipe down chairs and tables.
    • Weekly - clean microwave and other cooking appliances, front of refrigerator, glass, dishwasher, mop flooring, launder linens used during the week
    • Weekly or bi-monthly - remove old food and containers from refrigerator, and make it clear that anything left behind will be discarded.
    • Monthly - inspect the entire area for problems, such as food underneath or behind the stove, which will attract vermin. Check under the sink area for out-of-date cleaning products or leaks; left to itself, moisture can be conducive to mold growth.
  • Allow the volunteers to leave work early on Fridays or come in late as a reward for their willingness to handle this part of the workplace.
  • Install air fresheners or products that reduce odors.
  • Ensure that cleaning supplies are readily available at all times and that sponges and/or cleaning rags are clean and fresh. If they are not, people will avoid using them.
  • Make it clear that if cleanliness standards are not followed, use of the break room will be restricted or abolished.

Contact us here at SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas for all your large-scale cleaning projects. We are experts at cleanup after water and fire damage and are equipped to handle mold remediation. Our website is: SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas and our phone number is: (912) 285-0724.

A Cleaning Checklist for Your Waycross Business

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

If your Waycross business is doing well, (and we hope it is!) then you are likely always busy. It can be hard to juggle all of the daily requirements, but it looks like you’re doing it, and we bet you know the value of checklists and reminders.

Keeping your business clean and your work environment pleasant and healthy will require a checklist, as well. Here’s a sample of a cleaning checklist you can use for your business:

DAILY

  • Clean and disinfect all bathrooms, to include: mirror, countertops, sinks, and both the inside AND outside of toilets.
  • Clean and disinfect doors, door handles, and light switches.
  • Sweep and mop floors, using a disinfectant liquid. Make sure the mop head gets cleaned and/or replaced regularly.
  • Clean cigarette trash from provided receptacles.
  • Clean and polish drinking fountain, if you have one.
  • Clean and disinfect kitchen area, to include sinks, countertops, and microwave.
  • Clean all glass, especially entrance doors.

WEEKLY

  • Wipe down and disinfect work desks and machinery such as phones, keyboards, printers, and filing cabinets.
  • Sweep and vacuum all offices.
  • Dust accessible window sills and baseboards.
  • Dust artwork, framed certifications and other such decorations.
  • Clean out the refrigerator and make sure all leftover food is discarded before the weekend begins.
  • Sweep exterior entrances, both front and back, and shake out or vacuum entryway rugs or welcome mats.
  • Make sure break and waiting areas are clean and presentable.
  • Remove trash and debris from parking areas.

MONTHLY

  • Inspect roofing, exterior doors and windows, and parking areas for potential problems and maintenance needs.
  • Trim back large bushes and tree limbs on your property ahead of wet/windy weather.
  • Do a quick inspection of fencing and entrance gates.
  • Schedule periodic maintenance of HVAC systems and duct work.
  • Keep all entry and parking area lighting in working area.
  • Maintain your business signage so that customers can easily find you, and so that your business projects a competent image

Here at SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas, we are always ready to help you handle all your cleaning and maintenance projects, both large and small. Call us at (912) 452-2498 to schedule an inspection, or for cleanup assistance after water or fire damage. We are also experienced in mold remediation. Visit can also visit our website: SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas

Keep Your Waycross Business Safe From Water Damage This Winter

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

We’ve all seen the news reports and social media posts showing water damage to homes and businesses after a flood or a heavy rain. Most of the time, disasters like that are unexpected, and if we aren’t prepared for what may happen during storm season, we can suffer more water damage than we need to.

The steady rains of winter, or the very occasional snow and ice can present a lot of problems. Take a good look around your home place of business; are you prepared for wet weather? Do exterior doors fit as tightly as they should, and are both doors and windows properly weather-stripped? The roof of your office or warehouse needs to be well-maintained, too, to protect your machinery, product, and furniture from water damage.

The parking lot or driveway of your home or business needs to have a well-planned drainage system so that clients, employees, and family members can get to and from their vehicles safely. If people have to wade in from their cars, floors will suffer, and a slip-and-fall accident due to wet floors can be a disaster. Inspect the parking lots of your business regularly for potholes, especially after a storm. The last thing you need is a bill for damages to a vehicle due to deep potholes. If you know you’ll see a lot of run-off from the parking area, consider sand-bagging those areas that will be affected. Low-lying buildings next to a parking lot full of water can end up flooding, and you will want to plan ahead to prevent that from happening.

Rain gutters and spouts need to be checked on a regular basis, too. If your rain gutters become clogged with debris such as dead leaves or small branches, they aren’t going to be able to drain away rain water. As water backs up, it can leak back into the walls of your building, sometimes without you knowing it, and you can find yourself with water damage, and even mold.

Power lines and telephone poles near to your place of business can be an issue when storm season comes Contact your utilities companies and have them come take a look prior to wet weather to make sure you, your business, and your employees will be safe. Be aware of the condition of any large trees on your property. If the grounds of your place of business become saturated, a tree with an unstable root base can fall and create problems for you, your employees, and your customers.

The team here at SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas is standing ready to help in any way we can! We have the expertise to handle water and fire damage, and specialize in mold remediation. If you have sustained water damage to your property, give us a call today at (912) 266-8609, or visit  on our website:SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas

How to Keep Your Storage Unit Clean and Odor Free

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Many of us have a storage unit of some kind. Whether that unit is at your home or whether it is a unit you rent from a storage facility, the items you keep there are obviously important to you. Keeping your storage unit clean and odor free is therefore also important so that your property can remain in good condition and odor-free while you store it for future use.

If you are keeping furniture in your unit, it’s important to keep items off of the ground and cover those items that are upholstered in cloth or leather to guard against leaks, dust, and mildew. Items made of wood should also be covered for these same reasons. Boxes should be sealed with packing tape, as well, and covering them with a tarp might not be a bad idea. Keeping your property dry in the event of a leak or flood will help to prevent moisture and mold growth.

Going in periodically and rotating your items to see how everything is faring is helpful. You can take time to sweep out any accumulations of dirty and cobwebs, and dust items as well. A shop-vac can make short work of this chore, and the walls of the unit itself can be cleaned to remove dust and spiders, should there be any. In a climate-controlled unit this is less likely, but for those spaces that are standard, more care must be exercised to keep your important items safe, mold free and clean.

If you see that any of your property might be suffering, you can take steps to get it covered for the future. Bubble wrap and plastic can be used to keep these items safe. Documents and pictures should be plasticized, as well.

Using Febreze or another deodorizer in your unit and on those items that absorb odors can be very helpful, so that upon removal those pieces will be usable right away, when it is time to put them into use again.

Check for water damage on a regular basis. The management at your storage facility should be aware of any leaks or problems from the outside, but they won’t know about your unit specifically unless you let them know. If there is standing water in your unit, let them know immediately and take steps to remove that water to avoid any more damages and possible mold growth. The company can make arrangements with you to move your property to another, safer, location.

A few minutes of your time and care on a regular basis can make a big difference when it’s time to bring your property out of storage and into the light of day.

Here at SERVPRO of Waycross/ Hinesville & Douglas, we are experienced when it comes to water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, and all of your emergency service needs! If your business has received water damage of any kind, or any other such emergency, you can reach us at  (912) 266-8609, or visit our website at http://www.SERVPROwaycrosshinesvilledouglas.com/