Recent Commercial Posts

Cleaning for COVID-19

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

COVID-19 cleaning of your office will ensure your staff stays safe. Or would you like a cleaning to just be sure that your space has been properly decontaminated? 

SERVPRO® of Westfield, Southwick offers the following cleaning levels. 

High touch cleanup. This level of cleaning is when you have either a suspected case or a person being quarantined from your office. 

Enhanced Cleanup. This level of cleaning is required when you have a confirmed case of COVID-19

It may be possible that both methods of cleanup may be needed depending on where an infected individual may have traveled. 

We are the trusted brand of professionals that are experts in remediation and disinfection procedures. Talk to a SERVPRO® professional to figure out what method would be best for your business. We can be reached at 413-305-1160.

Commercial Kitchen Fires

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

Owning a restaurant can be very stressful. From dealing with deliveries, making sure the cooks make everything correctly to dealing with the customers. Having to close your business due to a fire can be very detrimental to your bottom line. Here are some ways in which you can reduce your likelihood of a fire breaking out in your kitchen. 

*Grease: Clean up grease daily, as it is very combustible. 

*Maintain your cooking equipment, and make sure you have the proper fire suppression system installed. The fire suppression system should be professionally inspected.

*Making sure your sprinkler system is in working order. 

*Having your fire extinguishers inspected yearly and making sure you have enough of them can help your crew put the fire out, hopefully, with minimum damage. 

*Training your staff to properly deal with different types of fires could also help minimize the damage. 

*Keeping all flammables away from flames. 

*Electrical fires can start due to frayed cables or damaged outlets. Periodic inspections by a licensed electrician should be conducted to look for other electrical issues that may not be obvious. 

*Buildup can easily cause a fire in the ventilation system. Have your ductwork, hood and the fan inspected and cleaned regularly. 

*Instruct your employees to NEVER throw water on a grease fire. Doing this will only cause the fire to become enraged. 

*NEVER allow employees to dispose of their cigarette buts inside the facility. There may still be embers which can cause a fire to start. 

And last but not least have an escape plan, just in case of a fire. And practice to ensure all staff gets out safely. 

SERVPRO of Westfield, Southwick cares about their community.