The easing of further restrictions will go ahead as planned for 12th April. This includes the opening of shops, hair dressers and beer gardens to name a few.

This news will be welcome to many establishments across the country after being unable to operate for so long. There is also good news and bad news.

The bad news is that the virus has not been eradicated.

The good news is that ServiceMaster Restore are here to help.

We aim to give businesses, their employees and customers peace of mind by being able to offer our full deep cleaning and sanitisation services following a positive case of Covid-19 to allow a swift and safe reopening to all.

  • We are responsive – Urgent response within 4 hours
  • We are experienced – ServiceMaster has been in the UK for over 60 years
  • We have the tools – Our products and equipment are safe and effective

You can read more about our specialist deep cleaning and sanitisation service on our page.

Save our contact information for the reassurance that you need in these uncertain times

0845 762 6828

 

At ServiceMaster Restore, we specialise in returning buildings and property back to their former state following a ‘disaster’. This also includes following a stain.

A stain is essentially a mark or discolouration that is difficult to remove. However, with specialist products and expertise, ServiceMaster Restore can make it possible.

There are many methods out there that individuals try first before contacting the professionals, including;

  • Shaving foam
  • Vinegar
  • Hairspray
  • Washing up liquid

But if you want to increase your chances of keeping your carpet in great condition, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

We can achieve great results and can even clean the remainder of your carpet to blend.

Contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation on our stain removal services 0845 762 6828

 

There is nothing worse than business interruption caused by disaster, so it’s good to have things in place to ensure that if the worst does happen, that there is minimal disruption caused.

There are things in place that can help: 

  • Insurance policy – To cover things like fire, flood and business interuption
  • Emergency contacts – Numbers ready to dial in case the worst should happen
  • Back up – Electronic data back up (remote) should any hard rives become damaged and unsalvagable
  • Disaster plan – An official plan that everyone is aware of that can be implemented in case of emergency
  • Supplier partners – Another business who could help out your customers if needed
  • Storage – Should you need to relocate, that you have somewhere temporary that you can use

We hope that the worst doesn’t happen, but if it does, rest assured that we can be there in an emergency in less than 4 hours, more often than not within 2.

If you’d like to make us part of your emergency contacts and your Disaster Management Plan – our emergency number is 0845 762 6828

Graffiti and vandalism are terribly unsightly on both residential and commercial properties. They can even sometimes be hurtful, discriminative and offensive – so an urgent need to get them removed is necessary.

Here are some tips to remove graffiti yourself before calling the professionals:

  • Inspect the type of graffiti to choose the most effective removal method
  • Also consider the surface in which the graffiti is on before choosing a removal method
  • Trial a small area first before trying to remove graffiti from the full affected area
  • Jet/power washing is effective in remove chalks and water-based paints
  • For most spray paints, water will not be enough and you will need to use something abrasive such as acetone or a paint stripper
  • Consider repainting the surface if removal is ineffective

Or you could call a professional such as ServiceMaster Restore. We are professionals in removing graffiti and restoring all kinds of vandalism. Contact us on 0845 762 6828

When water has been standing for a while with little or no movement, bacteria, insects and vermin can take hold. All of which make the water a very dangerous substance. 

Bacteria – There are many strains of bacteria that thrive in stagnant water. They can be extremely harmful if ingested and become an environmental health risk

Insects – In the right conditions, insects can breed in the hundreds and thousands, making it harder to eliminate them.

Vermin – Mice and rats look out for watering holes and in the process, spread lots of nasty diseases.

Prevention is always better than the cure! Proper drainage and ventiliation can ensure that stagnant water does not build up inside or outside your home or business property.

If you’re unfortunate enough to experience a floor or leak where stagnant water is present, don’t worry – help is on hand. Our experienced technicians not only drain the water, but decontaminate the area too.

Stagnant water can be difficult to detect at times, but we have the expertise and equipment to find it and treat it!

Call ServiceMaster Restore on 0845 762 6828

We’ve all seen the green mould on bread, or in butter and jam, but mould around the home can be much more serious. Here are some important facts about mould that you might not be aware of!

  1. Mould needs moisture to grow. Both indoors due to damp and moist conditions and outdoors in the soil or decaying material
  2. There are four common types of indoor mould: alternaria, aspergillus, cladosporium and penicillium
  3. Mould, a fungi, spreads by spores, which act as seeds to form new mold colonies
  4. Condensation on windows, walls and other hard surfaces is a sign of high humidity in the home, which increases the risk for mould development
  5. Reactions to mould may include, but are not limited to, headache, fever, cough, wheezing and flu-like symptoms. It can trigger asthma attacks as well

For these reasons, it’s important to treat the cause of mould (moisture) and that is something that we can help with, as well as the treatment of mould too. Contact our team on 0845 762 6828

With the weather dropping below freezing this week, it’s tempting to pull out the space heater for a little extra warmth, That’s all well and good providing you adopt best practise when using them.

Here’s some tips to keep you safe in the comfort of your home or business when using space heaters:

  • Never leave space heaters unattended
  • Keep space heaters away from flammable materials (curtains, furnishings, paper etc)
  • Don’t use in enclosed areas i.e. under a desk
  • Plug space heaters directly in to a power outlet (do not overload extension cables)
  • Buy space heaters with safety shut offs
  • Always check the space heaters condition before using it
  • Don’t leave trailing wires
  • Remember to turn them off at the end of the day/use (whichever is soonest)

Space heaters pose as a huge fire risk if they are not used correctly.

If an accident does happen, ServiceMaster Restore can help to restore the damage – contact us in an emergency on 0845 762 6828

 

Whilst 2020 was one of the hottest years on record across the world, February, in the UK is looking extremely cold and wet.

There are things that you can do to protect your business and your employees against the elements:

Keep the elements OUT 

  • Draught excluders
  • Flood protection
  • Clear drains
  • Keep up to date with repairs
  • Insulation

Health & Safety Precautions

  • Do weather related risk assessments
  • Optimum lighting
  • Grit/sand accessible
  • Slip resistance
  • Appropriate outdoor PPE

If  your business premises are affected by the cold and wet weather through flooding or an escape of water, you can contact our emergency restoration team on 0845 762 6828

Just one month in to 2021 and we’ve experienced cold, windy, wet and even snowy weather. However, extreme weather conditions can mean the worst for some, so it’s important to know if you are at risk of flooding at your home or business.

A great place to start would be to sign up to receive flood warnings by signing up on the .gov website.

If it is likely that you will be affected by flooding, you can begin to take precautions to avoid or reduce damage to the property. These include:

Flood protection measures

Ensuring you have access to sandbags and the property has clear drainage systems to remove as much excess water as possible

Move valuable and electrical items out of reach 

Move any valuables and electrical items of out reach from the entry of possible flood water

Have essential documents in order 

Insurance, ID’s and emergency contact numbers should be easily accessible should you need to use them

Emergency items 

Emergency heating, lighting and water are helpful if for any reason supplies to those utilities are cut off

Emergency contacts 

These should include your insurance or disaster restoration specialist. We are available for emergencies on 0845 762 6828

During this uncertain times, with closures and reopening and closures again, it’s important to ensure that your cleaning and hygiene regimes do not have a ‘stop start’ approach just the same, and that they continue to the same high standards to protect both customers and employees.

Here are some tips for deep cleaning and sanitising your premises; 

  • Always clean first to remove dirt and dust –  disinfect/sanitise after
  • Use clean, cleaning equipment (mop heads, cloths, water etc)
  • Swap your cloths between rooms and surfaces for clean ones (clean cloths per room and per surfaces/floorings etc)
  • Disinfect/sanitise with suitable products
  • Always read the label on the back of the cleaning product for what it is effective in killing and how it needs to be used
  • Regular attention needed on high touch points (light switches, handles, backs of chairs etc)

Taking note of the above should help to reduce the likelihood of transmission of viruses within your premises, however, if you do have an outbreak – ServiceMaster Restore can help.

We offer a deep clean and sanitisation service where by we use specialist products and equipment to eliminate germs, bacterial and viruses so that you can return to your premises safely. For emergency help, contact us on 0845 762 6828