Recent Biohazard Posts

Cleaning Disinfecting Sanitizing

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

door knob with germs on it and "Sanitization is only one call away" CLEANING DISINFECTING SANITIZING

Remember that you should disinfect – not sanitize – because disinfectants are the only products approved by the EPA to kill viruses on hard surfaces.

The main difference is that EPA-approved sanitizers only have claims for bacteria, while disinfectants have claims against both bacteria and viruses.

Are you sanitizing, or disinfecting your facilities?

Are you achieving both processes with the same surfactants?

To achieve either at a high log kill, or logarithmic reduction, you must CLEAN the space for the surfactants to be effective.

SERVPROXIDE is a proprietary solution available for residential and commercial spaces.

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Community Cleaning & Disinfecting

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Woman's hand touching a hand rail with the words to the highest cleaning standards Seniors are our most vulnerable in the United States, we need to keep areas cleaned and disinfected

With our most vulnerable citizens at risk, SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood and Disaster Recovery Team Nichols have been sending cleaning crews to assisted living and senior nursing homes throughout the Southland area. As members of the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, we are partnering with local businesses to fight this pandemic.

With the IEPA and CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting buildings requiring trained professionals, our team is trained and equipped to handle any sized facility. We have responded to State of Illinois facilities and privately owned businesses alike. We bring hospital grade EPA registered disinfectants, PPE, and fogging equipment to handle our work. 

Occupied spaces, isolation units, and confirmed COVID19 cases are handled with extreme care and thoughtful planning. Protecting residents and staff while we provide our cleaning and disinfecting. Executive directors and facilities directors rely on SERVPRO Team Nichols to provide the very best service and response.

Call our office today at (708)747-9925 for immediate mobilization to your positive tested facility and we will help you navigate the path ahead.

Lansing, IL Asbestos Testing and Abatement

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Lansing, IL Asbestos Testing and Abatement

What is asbestos? “Asbestos refers to a set of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals: Chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Among these, chrysotile and amosite asbestos are most common.”

For many years asbestos fibers were used in several different commercial, residential and industrial capacities. Asbestos is heat resistance and became the material of choice. For example it can be found in roof shingles, floor tiles, ceiling materials, cement compounds, textile products, and automotive parts.

Asbestos is regulated due to the fact of how hazardous this mineral is. It’s scientifically linked to many lung and respiratory conditions. Not only workers are effected but many families.

We offer:

  • Asbestos Inspections
  • Asbestos Disposal
  • Asbestos Abatement

Did you know? Asbestos test should be done on any house built prior to 1980. However, we feel like inspections should be completed on every house.

Any questions? Do not hesitate to call our office at (708) 747-9925