Recent Cleaning Posts

How Clean is Clean?

6/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo, script, how clean is clean, restaurant table, bathroom sink, doctor in surgical mask Understand the difference!

When discussing cleaning you commonly hear sterile, disinfected, and sanitary, these terms are words you are probably hearing a lot these days.  While these words are nearly synonymous there are slight but significant differences. As experts in the cleaning industry, we understand the distinction and are happy to share our insight with all of you!

Sterile means 100% of all soils and microorganisms have been removed from the cleaned surface.

Disinfected refers to when at least 99% of the soils and microorganism are removed the cleaned surface.

Sanitary means the soils and microorganisms have been removed from the cleaned surface and removed to a point where general good health is protected.

We home you have found this information helpful. It’s important to understand the difference now more than ever as individuals and businesses alike increasing cleaning practices now. If you have any cleaning or disinfection needs, give us a call today.

RV Cleaning!

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

interior of RV- kitchen, table and bench seating, SERVPRO logo, vinyl floor Sparkle and shine! This RV is ready for the road!

In preparation for his next quest a local nomad called us in to prep his RV for the road. After a few adventures followed by an extended period of time without use, the treasured motor home was in need of serious attention! Our customer knew he would need some help with the cleaning. Recognizing this was a job for the pros, he contacted SERVPRO of The Windsors! We were glad to help! Our crew responded and performed an in-depth cleaning of the RV. From window and appliance cleaning, window cleaning, upholstery cleaning and power washing the exterior our crew cleaned every nook and cranny leaving no area untouched! Our customer was thrilled with the results and now more than ever, is excited to get back on the open road! Whatever your cleaning needs may be, SERVPRO of The Windsors can help you! Call our office to discuss your needs, we are looking forward to hearing from you!  

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – A Defensive Cleaning Program!

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.

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 The Windsors today at 860-627-0763 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.


8/31/2017 (Permalink)

In your community and here to help!

Some collectors focus on one particular item perhaps coins or sports memorabilia while other collectors appreciate everything. Unfortunately, sometimes appreciation turns to obsession. This obsession then leads to amassing uncontrollable amounts of everything and anything; commonly known as hoarding. SERVPRO of The Windsors has a lot of experience with hoarding situations. We have visited properties where plastic store bags filled an entire room, another with magazines, and another with beverages.

Eventually, for one reason or another; the items will need to be dealt with and the space cleaned. It may be due to a homeowner moving, passing away, or the need to clean and empty the space to restore the property to safe living conditions. 

Whatever the circumstances it will take understanding, discretion, and patience to assist in the process.  We have experience working with property owners and their families in this difficult times. Together the families and our crews determined what can be salvaged, what needs to be disposed of, and then get the dwelling clean and sanitized. If this is something we can help you with please don’t hesitate to contact us at (860)627-0763.

Spring Cleaning

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

Here is a list to help with your spring cleaning to ensure nothing is overlooked!

Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s that time of year again; time to freshen up the house during spring cleaning!

Being a remediation and restoration company we deal with soot clean-up, water clean-up, and staff favorite, sewage clean-up! Trust us when we say we know how to clean!  Through our work we have learned a few cleaning tricks that we are happy to share with you! Continue reading below for some Spring Cleaning tips and tricks and if the job is too bad to tackle yourself give us a call at 860-627-0763. 

There are countless articles on the internet offering Spring Cleaning tips here are several lesser known tips and tricks!

o   Use the inside of a lemon to remove water stains from metal or other hard surfaces

o   Use butter to remove water stains from wood furniture; apply butter on to the stains let it sit for 24 hours then wipe it away

o   Use clay to pick up broken glass or ceramics

o   Dish detergent works great on windows

o   Using a sheet newspaper of a paper towel is a simple way to keep the glass smear-free

o   Make sure to clean drapes at least bi-annually

o   Use a damp rubber glove to remove pet hair from furniture

o   Toss in an occasional lemon or orange in to your garbage disposal to eliminate odors and keep it clean.

o   Place your furniture and belongings on blocks to avoid staining after carpet cleaning

o   Place pillows in the dryer with tennis balls to reduce drying time and fluff your pillows

o   Brighten wicker furniture using salt and water; just apply the salt/water solution on to the furniture and let it dry in the sun

o   Use WD-40 to get scuff marks off of tile and ceramic floors

o   Improve your brooming by strengthening your broom bristles by dipping your broom into of saltwater for an hour and letting dry

o   Use a lemon sprinkled with kosher salt to clean your microwave

o   Clean mildew on showerheads, faucet heads and drains, by soaking them in vinegar

And whenever possible use green products to keep your family, pets, and environment safe!