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Macy's 2020 Fourth of July Firework Show

6/27/2020 (Permalink)

Fourth of July Fourth of July

Macy's 4th of July Firework show will still be taking place, but it will done differently this year, due to COVID-19. There will not be a single focal point, to avoid a lot of people gathering close to one another. The theme for this year's display is, MACY'S FIREWORKS - RE-IMAGINED. It will feature displays that will be unannounced in each of the five boroughs. They will not be giving exact locations, only information about specific points and very close to the actual moment when the show is about to happen. Each show will be approximately 5 minutes long. Everyone in the surrounding areas will be able to view the show from their homes, their own rooftops, nearby parks, etc. This was necessary to avoid people gathering together in large numbers, which could potentially cause the virus to spread. 

THE SHOWS WILL BE WEATHER PERMITTING. 

The shows will present professionally and each show will be beautiful. Pieces of each show will be filmed and put together with music and aired live on NBC, Saturday, July 4th. There will be tributes to all of America's heroes, that have been and continue to, put their life on the line to keep this country moving during the pandemic. 

How to watch

  • A celebration of America and New York, with a dazzling display to include music and dancing. Tune in to NBC Saturday, July 4, from 8PM-10PM and watch, along with family and friends.

The Musical Score

  • This years music will feature a mix of patriotic anthems and pop. It will be a celebration of America and New York City's strength and perseverance, throughout this pandemic. 

The talent

  • They are working on putting together more entertainment for the show and trying to line up some stars and hosts. Click on the link below for updates.

 https://www.macys.com/social/fireworks/

If you'd like, you can tag #MACYSFIREWORKS on your social media posts, of any shots you take of the shows. 

We can help you be ready to reopen safely

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

New York City will be entering Phase 1 of reopening on June 8, 2020. NYC was the only region that did not qualify to reopen on May 29, 2020, due to the spread of virus being the worse throughout the city. NYC is going to be required to follow very strict guidelines to prevent a second wave of the virus. 

As NYC reopens, all businesses must adhere to strict hygiene and health protocols and practice social distancing.

Rules are as follows:

  • Social distancing 
  • PPE - face coverings/face shields
  • Hygiene - frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all shared surfaces
  • Health screenings - temperature checks
  • Communication - Create distance markers, post signs reminding employees to adhere to Phase 1 rules

Reopening divides businesses into four categories:

Phase 1

  • Construction
  • Retail (limited to curbside, in-store pickup or delivery)
  • Manufacturing 
  • Wholesale Trade

Phase 2

  • Professional Services (finance and Insurance) 
  • Retail
  • Administrative Support
  • Real Estate
  • Rental and Leasing

Phase 3

  • Restaurants
  • Food Services
  • Hotels

Phase 4

  • Arts
  • Entertainment
  • Recreation
  • Education

CDC and the United States Government is requiring businesses to focus on cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, as well as homes. This will require you to:

  • Develop a plan
  • Implement your plan
  • Maintain and revise your plan

The goal is to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and the best way to do that is by cleaning and disinfection. SERVPRO of Upper East Side has ushered in a new standard of clean program, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Upper East Side Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather. Your employees and customers will know your business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, by a cling shield we will post on the front door/window of your business. This beacon represents a businesses commitment to the comfort and security of your employees, customers and as well the community as a whole.

If you want your business to be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, call today to learn more. (917) 924-2260

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO of Upper East Side

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

We provide immediate service day or night! We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Upper East Side provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 917-924-2260

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services: https://www.SERVPROuppereastsideny.com/residential-restoration-cleaning

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for Fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: https://www.SERVPROuppereastsideny.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

IICRC Certified Firm

5/17/2020 (Permalink)

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your home or business We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Upper East Side is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Upper East Side

SERVPRO of Upper East Side specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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 have a plan in place to reopen your business?

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

"New York Forward" The plan to reopen New York

The plan to reopen New York has been named, "New York Forward." The main focus is getting people back to work and easing social isolation, without restarting the spread of the virus. Business owners have a responsibility to implement processes to lower the risk of infection in the workplace. 

Businesses will be required to submit plans for keeping workers and customers safe under the state reopening guideline. Here are some of the priorities that will need to be included in their plan, before any business or industry reopens:

1. Protect their employees and customers:

This includes enacting social distancing protocols, possibly adjusting workplace hours to reduce density and restricting non-essential travel for their employees. 

2. Implement changes to the physical workspace:

Requiring all employees and customers to wear masks and following the CDC's strict guidelines for cleaning and sanitation.

3. Execute a plan that meets our changing public health obligations:

Screening all employees when they report to work. Putting a notice at the entry of their business to alert employees and customers, if there are any known confirmed cases after opening for business.

The primary focus is on cleaning and disinfecting all businesses and public spaces and that will require you to:

  • Develop a plan
  • Implement a plan
  • Maintain and revise your plan

The main goal is to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, which requires cleaning with an EPA-approved disinfectant. 

SERVPRO of Upper East Side is here to help you be ready to reopen. We are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities. Our crew also wear appropriate PPE for cleaning and disinfecting. 

We have been receiving many calls inquiring about our services regarding professional cleanings and appointments are being scheduled. If you are interested in a professional proactive cleaning for your home or business, call the cleaning experts today – SERVPRO of Upper East Side, 917-924-2260

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Upper East Side, 917-924-2260

Mold in cars!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

The process of removing mold from a car.

I know you may be thinking, can mold really occur in cars? The answer is yes, and more often than you'd think.

We get called in quite often to deal with mold in cars so that they can be cleaned up, and then sold.

It's a process that requires many steps, but can most definitely be done in one day. After we do all the steps to clean up the car and remove the mold, we make sure to test it. Once we get the test back that says mold is no longer present, then they are good to go on selling the car.

If you feel you aren't sure if mold is present, then you can ask a professional to come and check it out. That's what we are here for!

MOLD EVERYWHERE!!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Containment up for mold.

This home in New York City called us in on a huge mold job! They needed a ton of containment to keep the area contained to just where the mold already was.

We have to put up containment in these situations to make sure no other places are infected with mold. 

It's important to remember that mold can come at any time. This whole winter we've had a ton of mold jobs, which isn't every year, but has been the most common for us this season.

Pay attention to your household, or office building. You will notice different smells, and may notice yourself coughing or wheezing. This can easily be due to mold growth in the area. It's an allergen so it can very well give you allergy feelings.

Checking for mold

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

As you can see, mold is not always right in your face. But this family could smell it in there closet after a water loss, so we came and handled it.

Some people assume that if you can not see mold, then it is not there. It is important to pay attention to new smells, ones that are potent and may sting the nostrils.

Again, you may not be able to see the mold with the naked eye but a trained professional would know right away. So if you do feel like you smell something, or your eyes are watering, give us a call. Best to check and make sure, that way it won't get any worse.

SERVPRO of Upper East Side knows right away when we go into a building what needs to be done. Just make sure to call us right away! (917) 924-2260 That's an urgency! Mold can be very bad for your health.

Summers is almost up. Homeowner tips on how to prepare for the fall #1

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Time to clean those gutters.

Cool weather is nigh- prep your Home for the arrival of fall while it’s still nice outside.

Summer is almost up, and fall is right around the corner. Now it’s time to finish up any last minute and maintenance projects to get your home ready for a new fall season.

Clean out the gutters

No one loves this job, but it needs to be done. A few hours of work and prevent big problems later on. 

 If your gutter gets clogged up by dust, dirt and etc. you can stop or slow the drainage of your roof, causing more damage than you may know. Clogged gutters can rot fascia boards, therefore making it easier for water to enter the house to cause wall and ceiling damage. 

Home Safety Check

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Home Safety Check

Replace the batteries in your smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide monitors. A good way to remember to do this is to always replace the batteries when you change the clocks for daylight savings time. November 4, 2018 would be a great time for your next check in.

CO and Fire alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.

 Create a family fire scape plan or review the one you already have. Put together an emergency preparedness kit so that you are ready for winter power outages. 

SERVPRO of Upper Eastside, offers an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) to their clients Free of Charge and have complete to access to it with the touch of a button.

Do you have an Emergency Plan in place?

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Have a Plan in action.

SERVPRO Ready Plan Mobile App

Help is at your fingertips

When fire and water cleanup is needed, getting help is now quicker and easier using the SERVPRO Ready Plan App. The Ready Plan is an Emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners, property managers, risk managers and facility management.

It allows for the creation of an Emergency Ready Profile containing critical facility information to help speed up response time.

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."