COVID-19 Cleaning Protocol

ServiceMaster Restore (SMR) has many years of experience cleaning and disinfecting hospitals and other facilities that have been at risk for exposure to various infectious diseases. We rely on our experience and a scientific, common sense approach that is thorough and cost effective.

We provide protective measures for our staff and take security and privacy into consideration to protect
our customers and their facilities.

We only use disinfectants that are effective given the EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Standard. A list of these products
are available upon request.

SMR  follows the CDC’s personal protective equipment and safety recommendations.

Our Procedure:

  • Take precautions and proceed with appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Isolate and disinfect critical points of exposure and high touch areas.
  • Disinfect all other areas as appropriate.
  • Use EPA registered and approved products for disinfection appropriate to the situation.
  • Properly dispose of contaminated cleaning materials.

Take Precautions to Prevent the Spread:

  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are unavailable, or in addition, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol.

It is important to keep in mind that COVID-19 is a new and emerging pathogen. Regulators are just beginning to understand COVID-19 — how it spreads, the incubation period, length and severity of illness — knowledge that will continue to develop over time. We will continue to update you as the CDC, EPA, FDA, and OSHA provide more information.

We also want you to know that, while we hope it will not be necessary, we are qualified and equipped with the required protocols and processes should any pathogen outbreak occur within your facility. Please call us if we can be of service.

 

March Monthly Maintenance Checklist

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  • Cleaning out gutters:
    • First things first, when cleaning out your gutters, be sure to wear a long sleeve shirt and gloves. Carefully stand up on an extendable ladder to reach the roof. Use a small shovel to scoop out any debris from the gutter. Place a tarp on your lawn to make for an easier clean up. Once you have cleared out all of the gunk from the gutter, use a garden hose to spray out any remaining muck.
  • Getting landscape ready for spring:
    • With spring around the corner, it is important to get your lawn ready to start growing again. Start with cleaning up the yard by raking up dead leaves and twigs that may have gathered over winter. Next, apply fertilizer and weed killer in problem areas. Once this is done, start mowing every 5 days to promote a thicker, fuller lawn. (more…)

February Monthly Maintenance Checklist

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  • Deep cleaning appliances:
    • Stove top: Sprinkle baking soda on your glass/ceramic cook top. Soak a cloth in hot soapy water & place it on top of the problem areas. Let it soak in for at least 10 minutes. After the ten minutes, wipe away with a non-abrasive sponge. – (these are my personal faves) This method will remove touch burnt on pan grease from your cooktop!
    • Refrigerator: Remove all items from your fridge. Yes, all of them. Throw out anything that is expired and consolidate any duplicates. Take a soapy sponge or cloth & wipe down each shelf & drawer. If the drawers need some extra love, take them out & scrub them down in the sink. Once everything is cleaned out, put the items back in the fridge. If you’re really feelin’ fancy, try out these handy fridge organizers.   
    • Freezer: Repeat the steps above & voila! (more…)

January Monthly Home Maintenance

 

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  • Cleaning out plumbing pipes:
    • Pour 1/2 cup of  baking soda down the drain, then 1/2 cup of white vinegar
    • Cover immediately & let sit for at 15 minutes
    • Pour 2 cups of boiling water down the drain
    • This reaction with cause the solution to bubble up & clear the pipes of grime
  • Cleaning out shower heads:
    • Mix together equal parts of white vinegar & water
    • Pour solution into a plastic bag
    • Secure the bag around the shower head, submerging the holes in the liquid
  • Cleaning out tile grout:
    • Mix together 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide & 1 tsp of dish soap
    • Apply mixture to the grout
    • Let sit for 5-10 minutes
    • Scrub with a bristled brush & rinse
  • Re-caulking damaged areas:
    • Remove broken or moldy caulk. Re-caulk to keep them surfaces secure from water damage

 

Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

1. Make a cleaning tote to save time. 

Make a cleaning tote to make things easier for the holiday.

You’ll want to grab a couple of caddies and fill it with all of your favorite cleaning supplies. Place one in each room of your house. No more running all over to find the things that you need. Plus having everything in one place will save a ton of time.  Cleaning wipes, disinfecting sprays and microfiber cloths are a just few items that I would recommend having on hand.

2. Use dryer sheets to dust and clean.

The anti-static chemicals in dryer sheets work wonderfully to repel dust. Grab a few sheets to dust your baseboards as well as your furniture to keep them dust free. They also work really well to clean your chrome faucets.

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