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Satisfaction and Innovation in the Workplace
Keeping a happy and functional workspace is not only important for visiting members of the community, but also ensures that those team members that spend every day there are happy and your place of business is running to the best of its ability. Check out these ideas to make sure there is a positive environment that everyone can thrive in, no matter their walk of life.
- Energy Efficiency
In addition to making your work environment more comfortable, paying attention to the energy efficiency of your appliances, such air the HVAC system, can also keep it safe by reducing the risk of allergens and microbes in the air. You will also save money on your overhead by increasing the functionality, without having to use additional systems or using higher power levels.
- Floorplans and Work Stations
Creative floorplans and workspaces can benefit your employees by giving them a varied work environment to “mix it up” and can lead to increased productivity. In addition to this, when your storefront has a unique layout, it can lead to patrons engaging more, and will likely end up in increased purchases- think IKEA, have you ever gone in a big store like that without leaving with a full cart?
- Using Outside Inspiration to Your Advantage
We as humans definitely do not know it all, so build new ideas by using outside inspiration. Utilize industry titans, social media discovery, or even something you come across day-to-day to build your own individuality in the workplace.
- Address Concerns Head-On
Sometimes when a small issue bubbles up, our first line of thought is to put it on a list for later. However, often this can lead to bigger problems down the road (especially when it comes to the integrity of your building), so it is better to tackle them as they come. This will also help your employees feel secure, as they know that you will deal with anything that comes up.
- Recognize Individual Successes
Everyone wants to feel appreciated, so by recognizing successes by employees or teams, it can really help with morale in the workplace. This can lead to more pride in the work being done and overall job satisfaction. Your team members are the bread and butter of your business, so it is always important to recognize the achievements they have helped you reach.
- Never Stop Learning
One of the worst things you can do for your business is to become stagnant, and the quickest way to do that is to think you know everything and stop in the pursuit of learning. Keep up-to-date on trends, learn from colleagues and community leaders, and try to have an open mind when it comes to helping your business grow.
- Maintain the Standard of Cleanliness
Sometimes if you have a large commercial space, keeping it immaculately clean can be difficult. SERVPRO can ensure that your place of business is safe from lingering germs by using our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, which is our defensive pathogen cleaning program. Have Questions? Call us today at (540) 389-5818 to see what we can do for you.
Helpful Tips for Your Office
Flood damage, burst pipes, and storms, OH MY! It feels like, between all the crazy weather we have had in the past year, we have enough to worry about when it comes to potential water damages affecting our businesses. However, there is a hidden danger that lies within your business's walls that needs to be paid attention to. Leaking and blocked appliances may not seem like a big deal, but it does not take a lot of time for a little leak to cause a lot of damage to your business. Taking the time to pay attention and keeping your appliances up to date can not only save you a lot of money in the long run, but it can also ensure you are keeping your business doors open and operating. Here are some helpful tips on how to make sure you're making your appliances a priority.
Mark Your Calendar
When you purchase new appliances, make sure you write down the expiration dates and recommended replacement dates on their parts and hoses. You have enough to remember throughout your busy days, so this allows you to write it down and forget about it (until the time comes to make replacements that is).
Make a Date Every Friday Afternoon
Cut out 30 minutes every Friday afternoon and walk around and check all your appliances that are hooked up to a water source. Check for blockages, the hoses, and any leaks, so that you can make sure you are not leaving them unattended for a whole weekend. A small leak over a two-day span could not only create a large amount of damage, but it could be the cause for you having to close your business's doors for a few days. Keeping up with your appliances will help keep your weekend as stress-free as possible.
Don't Put it Off
When you find the problem, fix the problem. Replace a leaky hose, or call a plumber to clear the blockage in your drains or sinks before it is too late. Finding and fixing an issue early on will save you a lot of trouble, time, and money, so don't put it off!
Dirty Building Blues?
The pandemic has brought a new level of issues for business. Cleaning and disinfection is key for safety and health of the staff and customers . Daily sweeping and mopping can help to alleviate some of the damage but a professional cleaning to your building can really make all the difference. Here at SERVPRO we are trained and ready to bring out the best of your workplace with a professional cleaning.
For Businesses in need we are able to work on carpet and upholstery as well as drapes and blinds. We can clean your ceilings, walls,floors and even provide odor removal if necessary. Don't let the burden of clean get you down call us today to discuss how we can help you. We can now offer the Certified SERVPRO Clean option for commercial and residential locations. Call us today for more details.
SERVPRO of Montgomery & Pulaski Counties
Emergency in Your Office? Call the right Professionals for the job
Flooding and water damage events in the New River Valley or Pulaski County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Present Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Montgomery & Pulaski Counties
SERVPRO of Montgomery & Pulaski counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-Industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Do you know common safety issues at your office? OSHA lists the 5 most common workplace Hazards as the following:
- Safety: any type of substance, condition or object that can injure employees
- Chemical: exposure to chemicals and improper use of chemicals
- Biological: exposure to infectious materials such as blood, fungi, mold, viruses, and animal droppings
- Physical: radiation exposure, extreme heat or cold etc.
- Ergonomic: work activities that cause harmful strain on the body
These are common issues that can occur in the workplace some easier than others to remedy. It is important to have a plan in place for workplace hazards such as these and for emergencies. Records show that as many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster.
We are also available to schedule a free Emergency Response Plan for your company to better prepare for potential emergencies. This is a plan that can be shared with all company leaders and comes in handy when emergencies occur.
Keep your office Tip Top
The start of summer brings about a lot of amazing things, such as green grass, sunshine, flowers, and no more school for the kids! However, as great as all these things are, they also bring about allergies, germs, pollen, and dust! A work environment can be negatively affected by these factors because they can affect how the people working in the environment are feeling. Keeping a healthy and cleanly work environment is very important in keeping with a positive work ethic and attitude among employees. Here are some helpful tips on keeping your business a positive and clean space.
Keep Those Carpets Clean!
Dust, grass, pollen, and other allergens can easily get caught in the fibers of carpeting and rugs. They can be stirred up from foot traffic, and make people's allergies flare up throughout the day. By making sure your carpets are getting both a daily vacuum and a reoccurring deep clean is very important in keeping your work environment comfortable.
Give Your Office a Good Wipe Down
Wiping down surfaces will not only prevent the spreading of germs, but it will also prevent the accumulation of dust particles on the surfaces. Giving your offices a good wipe down regularly will also help keep away any unpleasant smells that may come from drink spills or food residue often left behind.
Regular cleaning of your office environment will not only improve your business's overall smell, look, and health, but it can also keep you on top of potential damages. Regular cleaning means you will be able to find and catch damages such as water and mold growth from hidden leaks before they become a larger issue. Finding damages early is the key to being able to fix them properly and quickly.
Carpet Coffee Stain Conundrums in Commercial Buildings
Tips on how you can get those stubborn coffee stains out of your carpeting:
Always start with water! If you catch the spill immediately, take a clean towel and blot blot blot. Start at the edges and work your way to middle. Spray with water and repeat until the coffee is all removed. On a still wet stain this may be all you need to do!
Still stained? Try foamy white shaving cream. Gently rub into the carpet without pressing (you don't want to push the stain in further). Allow to stand for a few minutes, then blot. To rinse, spray with water and blot. Repeat process until completely rinsed.
Got an already dry stain? No problem! Make a baking soda and water paste, rub into the carpet, and allow to dry. Once dry, vacuum up the powder. You should be stain free!
Stain a tad more stubborn? Mix one part white vinegar, two parts water and spray directly to the stained area. Blot with a clean dry towel. Rinse by spraying water and thoroughly blotting. Repeat the rinse until all the vinegar is removed.
Once your stain is gone, take a dry towel and lay over still wet area, stomp your feet over the towel to remove excess moisture. Once the area is dry, vacuum to return carpet to its normal texture.
Emergency Readiness Plan
Is your business ready?
The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to PLAN FOR IT!
Did you know that we offer businesses a no cost emergency readiness mobile app?