Our Little Rock Spa Had a Water Leak, How Do I Make Sure it is Clean for Customers?
SERVPRO Uses Professional Products to Disinfect Surfaces
When you come into your Little Rock spa and see that water leaked from an upstairs bathroom all over the floor and on some of your massage tables, you may be in a state of shock, especially if you have clients coming in for services at any minute. Before you call your customers to reschedule, it is smart to contact a professional restoration company like SERVPRO to begin emergency services and mitigate further damage. We understand the need to thoroughly disinfect after any water leak, especially if you are unsure of the cleanliness of the water.
How Do I Know if the Water is Contaminated?
SERVPRO Uses Extra Personal Safety Precautions with Gray or Black Water
There are different types of water cleanup in Little Rock, depending on the kind of leak. If the water came from a pipe in the wall or sink chances are it is clean water (level 1). It would be either gray (level 2) or black (level 3) water if it came from the toilet. If technicians are unsure, they make sure to treat the spill like it is contaminated water and take additional precautions like wearing PPE (personal protection equipment).
What is the Difference Between Sanitizing and Disinfecting?
- Both are antimicrobial treatments that limit or stop microorganisms from growing.
- Disinfectants destroy about 99% of microorganisms.
- Sanitizers decrease microorganism growth but do not eliminate it.
Since you are running a health spa, SERVPRO technicians typically use EPA-registered disinfectants such as Benefect® or Microban® to eliminate microorganism growth, giving you confidence that your business is clean and ready to resume services. You may hear people refer to sterilizing surfaces; however, only hospitals and other medical establishments are usually the only places that complete sterilization can occur. Sterilizers kill all microorganisms, but most objects cannot withstand the chemicals used for sterilization. “Food Safe” disinfecting is the standard for home and commercial cleaning.
Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock 24/7 at (501) 803-9700 for assistance.
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