Recent Cleaning Posts

How often do you get your carpet cleaned?

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

Why should you get your carpet cleaned? Getting your carpet cleaned regularly helps remove dust, bacteria, deep-seated dirt, grime and other allergens. Getting your carpet cleaned also helps to extend the lifespan of your current carpet. Your next question may be, “well how often should I get my carpet cleaned?” The frequency of carpet cleaning depends on several factors. Carpets in homes without children, pets or smokers should be cleaned every 6-12 months. Carpets in homes with children, pets or where smoking is occurring need to be cleaned more often; every 3-6 months. SERVPRO has multiple methods for cleaning this surface therefore an evaluation takes place to determine the proper approach. Pre-treatment and spot removal typically are the first move, just to give an extra hand to those high traffic and heavily soiled areas. Following this step, there will be a method chosen for your specific fibers and type of soil in your carpet. Lastly, it is recommended that you do not walk on your carpet until it is dry, if possible. If you are in need of carpet cleaning give SERVPRO of Dothan a call today!

Dothan, Al Coronavirus Cleaning Services and Biohazard Experts

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

Expert Level Cleaning Services

The SERVPRO of Dothan franchise are professionally trained and uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have been building our professional experience dealing with biological contaminants since 2005, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis. Our professionals are trained to perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. 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 the cleanup process, and disposal of waste.

The CDC encourages the 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

We use specialized products

The CDC recommends the 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 these current strains of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

For specialized cleaning services, including the new Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive pathogen cleaning program, CALL US TODAY AT (334)-699-5961

How the smell of your business is costing you money

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

The smell of your business can impact your customers, staff, and revenue either positively or negatively, costing you business, harming your branding, and lowering your team's productivity. Managing how the smell affects your business is often called scent marketing and is a part of the value you can provide to customers as an added service for being in the store. In general, people want to be in a place that smells good. If they like the smell, they stay longer, have more affinity for the brand, and trust the brand more. Scent marketing even goes as far as to affect the customer's purchasing behavior and the staff's ability to work. 

Bad odor damages branding 

Your physical location is an important factor in how your business is perceived. It comes after the product or service but can leave a long-lasting impression. This leaves the customers to perceive you through a halo effect. This halo effect essentially makes the customers reason that if you cannot take care of your business, you must not take care of the product or service. 

Customers spend less time shopping

The smell of a business can deter customers from staying too long or even stepping in in the first place. The time they spend in the store is important because the longer a customer spends in a store, the more products they see, and the more likely they will buy. The customers also will feel a sense of investment with their time, so they will buy more to make the investment of time worth it.  

Decreases workplace productivity

Bad smells in a workplace can reduce worker productivity. Bad smells cause distractions, distress, or bad memories that are associated with the smell. The memories can cause workers to have differing unpleasant responses. We've all been in a muggy environment where we can't breathe and want to leave. Having a cool, refreshing workplace that smells good is optimal for keeping your team happy and productive, even if they get used to the smells over time.  

Shows poor professionalism 

Having a pleasant smell creates a positive halo effect that shows the customers that you take your business's smell seriously, so you are more likely to take your product or service seriously. On the other hand, if you cannot take care of the smell, the customers will be on the lookout for more problems and start to have a negative predisposition. This will result in the customer having a lower perceived value while also ranking you lower than you could have been when compared with other businesses, even if the other businesses may have had the same problems. 

Why your business may smell 

  • Old carpet  
  • Mold and microbial 
  • Uncleaned spills 
  • Humidity 
  • Poor air circulation 
  • Leaking appliances 
  • Clogged up pipes and sinks 
  • Forgotten food   

The easiest way to get rid of these smells is by calling your local professional cleaners SERVPRO. Most of these causes for smell can be cleaned up by SERVPRO, outsourcing the cleaning process, so your business can focus on business, and the professionals can focus on getting your business back to a professional state.  

HVAC fragrance scenting

After the causes of the odors are eliminated, the easiest way to make your business smell good is by adding an HVAC fragrance scenter. These pump out a fragrance evenly through the building. They won't leave residue and soot, like candles. They also do not need constant dispensing and maintenance, like aerosol cans and battery-operated scenters. SERVPRO can install these fragrances after the cleaning process is over. 

Is your classroom ready?

8/15/2020 (Permalink)

Back to school for schools and daycares are always a stressful time. Keeping our children safe is always a priority. What about those microscopic germs that are invisible to the naked eye? SERVPRO can assist you with making your facilities safe to get your new school year started off right! Call Us at 334-699-5961 for more details 

Spring Cleaning time?

4/1/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO not only helps with your water and fire damage needs, we can also help you with your spring-cleaning. We specialize in carpet cleaning as well as general cleaning. No job is too large for us to handle. Give us a call and we can explain the services that we offer.