Biohazard Cleaning at a Condo Unit
Biohazard cleaning is the process of removing, disinfecting and sanitizing materials and/or structures affected by biohazardous waste such as bodily fluids, blood, chemicals, and other substances that poses a threat to humans, animals or the environment.
Although certification is not a requirement to clean up a biohazard loss, due to its potentially infectious nature, it is highly advisable to hire a company who is trained in OSHA standards to remediate safely and properly. SERVPRO of Miami Lakes has been trained in OSHA standards and has an operating permit from the State of Florida Department of Health for Biomedical waste.
Did you know that the final disposal of all biohazardous waste must be in accordance with local state regulations? (See https://www.osha.gov/law…/standardinterpretations/2009-06-02 for more details). It may seem like you can just mop up the hazardous waste but there are health risks involved if you are not properly protected. If you choose to clean up the mess and dispose of the waste in a regular garbage receptacle, you run the risk of penalties and hefty fines.
We at SERVPRO of Miami Lakes are trained and equipped to restore a property from crime scenes, unattended deaths, filth, hoarding and other infectious hazardous cleaning. We are here to relieve the burden of clean up and restore your home back to clean, sanitary and safe conditions.
For more information call 305-558-6211
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Hurricane Florence view from Space
Hurricane season is fast approaching. Here are some tips on how to better prepare yourself for a hurricane or large storm.
- Listen to NOAA Weather alerts to stay informed.
- Regularly prune dead branches from trees and cut down any dead trees in order to minimize damage.
- Prepare a disaster kit and a first aid kit and store it in an easily accessible location.
- Put documents, valuables and clothing in water proof bags.
- Store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 5 days.
- Store at least a 5 day supply of non-perishable food.
- Make sure you have a flash light.
- Extra Batteries.
- Manual can opener.
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert.
- Reinforce doors and windows with wooden panels nailed down if you don’t have shutters.
- Bring inside any object that may be caught up by the wind. These items may become dangerous projectiles if not taken inside or secured.
- Bring pets inside and safely house them inside their pet carriers.
- Follow safety instructions on the radio or television.
- If evacuation orders are issued by authorities, act quickly.
- Switch off power supply and unplug electrical appliances.
- Limit any traveling. If you must go out, be sure to contact family or friends and let them know where you are going.
For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane, please visit https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Did you like these tips? Is there something you would like to add to the list? Leave a comment below with any additional tips or ideas. One can never be too prepared.
Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce: Major Commander
Major Ruiz with the Marketing Team
Presentation of Major Javier Ruiz, Town Commander
We participated in the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon today. The main speaker was Major Javier Ruiz, Town Commander of the Police force.
Major Ruiz has over 22 years of experience. He started his career as a police officer in the Miami-Dade Police Department, then he was assigned to the NW District which he then patrolled the Town of Miami Lakes area and surrounding unincorporated areas.
He continued growing in his career. In September 2017 he was promoted as the Town Commander and returned where he started: Miami Lakes.
In view of the recent events in parkland (mass shooting) he talked about safety in the work environment and made some recommendations like knowing the nearest exits, being aware of the surroundings and be aggressive when being hurt even if the person does not like to show aggression.
During a dangerous situation, Major Javier Ruiz said there are differences responses that a person does when he/she is in that position: People either freeze, fight, or flee the area, so be aware and conscientious always during those times. Make the best, wise decisions.
He also recommended we should have an emergency plan in regards to these situations to have assurance of the safety in others, like having full contact of your employees just in case they flee we will know where they went. As well, treating this situation like if it was for your family members, that’s how they teach them in the Police Academy.
We thank again Major Javier Ruiz for this wonderful presentation, just like us in SERVPRO of Miami Lakes, we want to ensure the safety of others before it is too late during in case of difficult times!
Emergency Ready Plan
Hurricane Season? It is almost around the corner and we are going to ensure our clients to make sure they are ready for this Hurricane Season in SERVPRO Miami Lakes. We have to start planning right now, not even closer to the date because it is essential for our clients’ business to be up running through these critical times. There is a study that nearly 50% of the business may never recover after a following disaster. Always having that pre-prepared mindset make the matter of a difference. Clients using SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile can definitely reduce significantly business interruption by having a plan in mind, as well can give our clients a key to a sensible mitigation.
Being prepared it is not only for the big things, but also small water leak, or even can have a full blown flood in the area. To learn from this, it is about being prepared and doing this beforehand. As our clients, we want to make sure they can answer the question if they can handle this storm and be ready what comes after it.
Clients ask what an emergency ready profile is. We used this Emergency Ready Profile for our clients to ensure their important information, the ability to start mitigation and recovery services will be rather quickly and of course, effectively. Clients using this free service can definitely impact to see the benefits that this company has done over 40 years for any natural or even mankind disasters.
There are more advantages for our clients to have this:
- There is no allocated funds at all.
- The completion will take away the clients’ essential times from their important duties.
- This can actually help the client minimize the time spent of their business that has been sedentary by having a plan of action.
- The client will already have someone in charge in case of any situations that can occur.
- As well the client can command us to start the job, and saves the business time and money
- With this emergency ready plan, the client will have easier access to the references whom they need to call after the disaster and be ready for what happens in their business.
Ask the SERVPRO Miami Lakes Representatives right away to start the FREE Emergency Ready Plan Profile. We are here to help the community. Let us help you prevent any inactivity in your business.
GMBHA Evening Networker
SERVPRO of Miami Lakes is very involved throughout the community and especially in the Hotel industry. We were part of their Networker event for Greater Miami & The Beaches Association. It was a great time to experience different General Managers in the hotel industries. The connections that we had made were great. It was a true reminder on helping service the community around us.
With that being said, GMBHA is an organization to promote interest to their members by advocacy, education and of course indeed partnerships that had advanced Miami as visitors in a choice manner. Not only that they are responsible to make they are advocating on key issues that in the hotel industry, and for us as SERVPRO of Miami Lakes/Doral to be as highly aware of what is truly going on, not only that to help build strong rapport to these prospective clients, discuss their issues. This organization is part as an advocate to the local, state and national levels.
They are known for so many events over 45 of them including breakfast, evening networkers, seminars and luncheons featuring industry leaders throughout the year. This organization has shown great gratitude to us, and helping them as well to check out on how we can help them in case of emergencies, not only that but in other ways to help in the hotel industry. There are other clients that we had served and they are also part of the organization as well. Being connected to other organization can ensure SERVPRO of Miami Lakes productivity and growth in helping the community; making sure we are the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world. We have to continue on growing as a team. As a team we can become successful. As a team we can make it into a reality. We are truly are grateful to serve the community as a whole.
Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
As SERVPRO of Miami Lakes, we are active in the community and especially in the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce. We had a luncheon on January 10th, 2017. The main speaker, Mayor Manny Cid was discussing about the transportation and traffic that Miami Lakes as a whole and the changes that were being changed in regards to that. There were little cars that are being added to the community that can transport place to place absolutely free called the “Freebee” in the Miami Lakes area, this is such a great opportunity, less cars in the road and less traffic that is surely needed in the city.
The traffic had increased overtime and the population in the area has well. They had been implementing ideas yearly to enforce less traffic and had a plan to raise funds for this concept of reducing traffic.
In Miami Lakes as well the Town Council and residents will be making one of their biggest decisions for their own town’s future. They will be choosing a new town manager and a field of candidates to fill up four council. He also mentioned and the town manager Alex Rey’s legislative abilities to accomplish goals and objectives for their Miami Lakes Strategic & Master Plans in 2017 should serve as a model in the future.
As well, the town will eventually experience more ability to move around in N.W. 59 Ave and N.W. 79 Court after the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization’s governing board approved $2 million project, which included variety of things in the city like new sidewalks, safe pedestrian crossings, and bike lanes along the roads of N.W. 59 Ave between N.W. 154 & 176 Streets.
This will start this new Cid said, the changes in the Miami Lakes Area. This will make the difference in the area we live in.