SERVPRO Press Release

SERVPRO Recognizes 'Cleaning Week' Campaign

Restoration Franchisor helps people tackle the dirt

GALLATIN, Tenn. (June 6, 2009) -- The task of cleaning can be therapeutic for some people, but for others it’s another chore that has to be added to their long list of things to do around the house. During National Cleaning Week, March 23 – 29, SERVPRO is easing the stress and helping people get down to business. But they're not referring to the typical surface cleaning you might be imagining.

"We address cleaning and restoration for fire, mold, or water-damaged buildings and its contents," said Rick Isaacson, executive vice president of SERVPRO Industries, Inc. "After fire or water damage, it is vital that people hire a trained professional to come in to do a thorough cleaning of their home. If a professional is not hired, homeowners can be left with odor issues and other problems that could affect the visual appearance of their property," said Isaacson.

Isaacson said the National Cleaning Week campaign is a perfect opportunity to bring the attention of professional cleaning and restoration services to light. If people notice any signs of mold while doing their spring cleaning during this awareness week, the professionals at SERVPRO want to remind the community of the advice from the Environmental Protection Agency:

  • Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in the building envelope as soon as possible.
  • Watch for condensation and wet spots. Fix source(s) of moisture problems as soon as possible.
  • Prevent moisture due to condensation by increasing surface temperature or reducing the moisture in the air (humidity).
  • Keep heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) drip pans clean, flowing properly and unobstructed.
  • Vent moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible.

SERVPRO clients include insurance companies seeking superior and timely restoration services, as well as commercial and residential property owners who require routine cleaning services. The services provided by SERVPRO include cleaning and restoring walls, ceilings and floor surfaces, furniture, fabric, fixtures and more. Many franchises also offer cleaning and restoration of special items, such as HVAC duct systems, building exteriors, electronic equipment, computers and documents that have sustained water damage.

Based upon 40 years of experience, the SERVPRO system's time-tested techniques and proprietary cleaning products have helped make SERVPRO franchisees leaders in their industry, Isaacson said.

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Founded in 1967, SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is a national leader and provider of fire, water, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services. The SERVPRO System’s professional services network of more than 1,400 franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters affecting entire communities to those suffered by individual businesses and homes. Providing coverage in 48 states, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners. All SERVPRO Franchises are independently owned and operated.