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COVID-19 Proofing Your West El Paso Business

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Not every business gets the luxury of working from home during the COVID-19 Pandemic, especially if your business thrives on customers. Routine cleaning of your business is essential to limiting guests, and employees to exposure. Follow these tips to sanitize your space!

Start by educating workers, and developing policies for worker protection. This can include enforcing masks, and having a policy if workers start to feel ill. When cleaning your establishment, wear disposable gloves and start with plain soap and water and then use a disinfectant. Soap and water will reduce the number of germs and following with disinfectant will kill germs. Make sure to focus on high touch surfaces. These include but are not limited to: 

  • Tables
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches 
  • Countertops
  • Handles
  • Desks
  • Phones
  • Keyboards
  • Toilets
  • Faucets
  • Sinks

If an employee or customer has tested positive for COVID-19 it is best to let the professionals take care of the sanitizing. SERVPRO® of West El Paso offers a defensive pathogen cleaning program, that goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. We will tailor the program based on the need of your facility and use an EPA- Approved Hospital-Grade solution to decontaminate. Once completed you can be sure your business is Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned. You will get a Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned shield to place in your front window to let employees and customers know your business is committed to keeping everyone safe and comfortable. 

If you are interested in our commercial cleaning services or want to learn more about our CDC complement Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned program, contact us!  

Planning Out Regular Workplace Fire Safety Drills | SERVPRO® of West El Paso

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

red fire alarm hanging on gray concrete wall If your business experiences any fire damage, you can count on us. SERVPRO of West El Paso specializes in commercial fire restoration.

Making educated decisions regarding planning for the future of your business is something that every owner aims for, so you should be sure to consider all possible scenarios. A fire in the workplace can be a huge safety concern if your employees are unprepared, and it can also entirely derail your plans for the future of your business.

To mitigate your overall fire risk, we recommend starting with the safety aspects as you get your fire preparedness plan together. Making sure you have educated staff on fire safety procedures and scheduling fire safety drills often for practice is the best way to make sure everyone stays safe in a real fire scenario.

Starting With Safety for Fire Preparedness

Consult with your local fire officials. As you start planning for fire safety measures, you should certainly make use of all the resources available to you, both online and in your own backyard. You can generally schedule a visit from the local fire marshal to give your building a personalized assessment and counsel you on the best exit routes for your setup.

Communicate and mark fire evacuation routes. After you have determined what the best exit routes are, make sure you hang clear signs and markers to indicate them and brief staff regarding the drill that is upcoming. A drill will go much more smoothly if everyone is prepared for it, as they can mentally rehearse what actions to take ahead of time in order to move to safety.

Have fire drills frequently. While taking time out of everyone’s day to host a fire drill may feel like an unnecessary interruption, remember that safety in the workplace is the most important thing. You do not have to have drills weekly or monthly, but it is recommended you do them at least every few months and after any hiring sprees so everyone is reminded of what to do.

Run different fire scenarios. There are many variances in how fires start and how they spread, so adding variances to your fire drills is highly recommended. Different exits may become blocked in a real scenario, so do the same during your drills so staff can get used to making decisions quickly in a high-stress scenario.

If your business has experienced fire damage, you can count on us. We specialize in commercial fire restoration and will be here for you at any hour—contact us today.