SERVPRO of Des Moines NW - Reopening Tips for Businesses in Des Moines
During these uncertain times, SERVPRO of Des Moines NW has been included in the list of "Essential Workers" by the Department of Homeland Security, thus allowing us to continue to provide mitigation, restoration and disinfection services. The health of our employees, customers and community have remained our top priority as we've continued our day-to-day operations.
As Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds gives the green light for other establishments across the state to re-open, it's important for businesses to first consider cleanliness and safety.
Iowa businesses will be required to follow several guidelines to re-open, including operating at limited capacity, having hand sanitizer/washing stations available and practicing social distancing. Along with these rules, we encourage business owners to consider the following measures to ensure a healthy environment:
- Provide visual reminders for staff and customers to social distance
- Allow the use of masks
- Ensure proper hand washing and “respiratory etiquette”
- Adjust leave policies for staff who are ill or have been in the proximity of a suspected case
- Continually clean and disinfect workstations and shared areas
Utilizing the services of a company like SERVPRO of Des Moines NW will ensure that your business is thoroughly treated and sanitized. If this is not an option, encourage employees to disinfect their areas and other high-touch surfaces, including phones, light switches, door handles and computers.
Over the last several months, we have answered the call from numerous businesses in the Des Moines area, from a Fortune 500 company to small start-ups. We were pleased to provide services to those at the front lines in Des Moines, like our local first responders, as well as those agencies most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care facilities. We have had the opportunity to clean and disinfect facilities, keep employees safe, minimize business interruption, and promote best practices going forward.
While SERVPRO of Des Moines NW has years of experience with biological and chemical contaminants, the Covid-19 pandemic has created a new normal. With this, SERVPRO has introduced “SERVPRO Certified Clean,” a new defensive pathogen cleaning program. Businesses that are “SERVPRO Certified Clean” reflect their commitment to the safety and well-being of their employees and customers through proactive and preventative cleaning. The “SERVPRO Certified Clean” treatment can occur on a one-time basis, or as often as needed for any business. SERVPRO of Des Moines NW will continue to provide a professional deep clean with an EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade disinfectant in accordance with the standards set by the CDC.
We encourage our community to commit to the proper guidelines, consider the tips provided herein and remember that SERVPRO of Des Moines NW is here to help.