Recent Community Posts

SERVPRO of New Haven Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

breast cancer branding logo The SERVPRO Team proudly supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer found in American women. Our Team supports the continued research and awareness of breast cancer treatment and diagnosis by making mammograms accessible to all.

Early detection is crucial as the research shows an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases diagnosed, and cancer will cause 606,500 cancer deaths in the United States. Through ongoing support and scientific advances in prevention and treatment, the goal is to reduce those numbers greatly.

Our Team and SERVPRO want to create awareness and give assistance to women in need. Donations help with access to mammograms that can potentially save their lives through screening and early detection. Donate

Virus Cleaning

6/10/2016 (Permalink)

microscopic view of viruses Human Viruses

SERVPRO technicians are trained to clean virus infected  areas,  including those affected by  Norovirus, C. Diff, and Mersa.  The viruses can bring productivity in a workplace or school to a standstill.

 Norovirus alone affects between 19 and 21 million people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

“You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces,” according to the CDC. 

Clostritium Difficile, C. Diff is a bacterium that causes colitis.  People who take antibiotics for an extended period of time are particularly vulnerable.   The bacteria originates in feces and is spread by healthcare workers or by contact with any surface that are contaminated, such as toilets and other places in bathrooms.

MRSA is a staph infection resilient to many antibiotics.  MRSA is spread by skin to skin contact.  At risk populations include high-school wrestlers, child care workers or people who live in crowded conditions.    Symptoms include painful red bumps that can turn into abscesses, according to the Mayo Clinic.   If the bacteria burrows into the body it can cause potentially life-threatening infections.

MRSA can be spread by contaminated items so once detected it is important to sanitize any potentially affected areas.

If your workplace, home or school is affected with these or other viruses, call SERVPRO for New Haven/Waterbury/Naugatuck Valley or No. Westchester County.  We will work with you developing a cleaning strategy that causes the least interruption.