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Helpful Hand Washing Tips & Reminders

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

If your hands are visibly dirty, please use soap and water to cleanse.

With the COVID-19 pandemic being at the front of most of our minds, SERVPRO of East York thought this would be a good time for hand washing tips and reminders! The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a 5-step hand washing protocol: 

1. Wet

Turn on the tap and wet your hands with warm or cold water.

2. Lather

With the tap running, apply soap and lather by rubbing your hands together. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your fingernails.

3. Scrub

Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. An easy way to time this is by singing “Happy Birthday” twice.

4. Rinse

Rinse your hands under clean, running water.  We recommend facing your fingers toward the bottom of the sink. Leave water running.

5. Dry

Dry your hands by using a clean towel. Use the towel to turn the tap off when done.

When to Wash Your Hands:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before and after eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After going to the grocery store
  • After using the bathroom
  • After pumping gas
  • After sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After touching garbage
  • When your hands are visibly dirty

Helpful Tip: In most cases, if soap and water are not available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. If your hands are visibly dirty please use soap and water.

- Your friendly neighborhood SERVPRO

The New Springetts Castle Park

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

Helping within your community is fun!

Thankfully, buildings affected by fire, water, and mold aren’t the only places to which we go—when possible, we also like to get involved within the community. Recently, I was given the opportunity to volunteer for Springettsbury Township Parks and Rec assembling the new playground which is a replacement for the classic wood playground many of you enjoyed with your families throughout its nearly 3 decade life.

Having the chance to work with the highly-experienced team from General Recreation, Inc. was a real pleasure and a treasured experience. I only wish I could’ve helped more—and had the foresight to wear sunscreen on the sunniest, hottest day of the month.

While I, like many others, was sad to hear the old wooden playground was dismantled, the new playground has a fantastic layout and seems like it’ll provide lots of fun for a new generation of families to enjoy for decades to come.

—Yuriy Demko (Disaster Specialist for SERVPRO of East York and Western Lancaster Counties)

CHRISTMAS - A time for reflection

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Warm thoughts this Christmas season

Christmas is two worlds – the visible and the invisible, the endless excess and the spirit of Christmas. We like a little excess and flamboyance, but sometimes find that the best way to avoid the commercialism of Christmas is to infuse the excess with the true spirit of the celebration. Excess doesn't mean spending lots of money. There is nothing cheaper or funnier than seeing who can make the longest paper chain On wet December weekends.

The team of SERVPRO of Western Lancaster and East York took the time to slow down and celebrate the year that was. The business of specialized cleaning is not everyone's cup of tea and we see customers at their lowest point, when they feel like the world around them is crumbling. Our team of dedicated certified production techs work to make everyone of these people feel like they are in good hands and all will be well. Christmas time for us is a time to thank our staff for the work that they do. There are times that we are not as appreciated. There are times that we have to take on the stress of the clients. We do it with a smile and wish all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Hope the New Year brings love Joy and laughter with your near ones and family.

Building community - Dallastown Nightout

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East York participated in the Dallastown Boroughs 150th ... National Night Out is sponsored by the York Area Regional Police Department.

We distributed very popular "Emergency Ready Profiles" for our Heads of households as well as fun coloring pages for the children. We had SERVPRO pens and magnets for all.

We enjoyed the night as much as all who attended and are proud to represent our community.

Successful CE class in York

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East York had a lively and full CE Class on April 7th. The attendees were interactive and had a lot to add to the class. Our Instructor kept the class laughing and lively with very little help from the coffee provided by the Holiday Inn Express !!!

Class: Deodarization of Malodors; Contaminated Buildings 

SERVPRO of East York specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, water, mold or biohazard from your home or business.