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Environmental Responsibility: 5 Effective Ways We Help Out

10/30/2023 (Permalink)

An environmental responsible construction site. SERVPRO professionals perform restoration services that respect and protect the environment.

Now more than ever, restoration contractors need to focus on environmental responsibility.

In a world where environmental responsibility is not just a buzzword but a necessity, companies have a role in ensuring that their operations align with sustainable practices. Restoration services, in particular, often involve potential waste and environmental hazards. But at SERVPRO®, we have taken strides to prioritize and embed environmental responsibility in every step of our restoration process.

What is environmental responsibility in restoration?

Environmental responsibility in restoration refers to the commitment of restoration companies to minimize the environmental impact of their activities. Environmental responsibility could mean using eco-friendly products, recycling waste materials, and adopting techniques that reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint. It's an acknowledgment that every step in the restoration process can and should be evaluated through the lens of its impact on our planet.

How does SERVPRO showcase its commitment to the environment?

A vivid example of our commitment was recently highlighted when our SERVPRO of North Bethesda team was called to a property in Rockville, Maryland, that suffered significant water damage. The property, a mid-sized office building, had a burst water pipe, which led to waterlogged floors, walls, and damaged office equipment. Water damage incidents like this often lead to waste—discarded materials, use of non-biodegradable products for cleanup, and sometimes energy-intensive methods to dry and restore the place.

However, our team approached the situation differently:

  1. Eco-friendly cleaning products: Instead of using harsh, chemical-laden products, our team used eco-friendly, biodegradable cleaning agents to treat and clean the affected areas.
  2. Waste reduction: Damaged materials like carpets, drywall, and insulation often end up in landfills. Our team sorted these materials to separate what could be recycled or repurposed, ensuring minimal waste.
  3. Energy-efficient methods: We used energy-efficient equipment and techniques to extract water and dry the affected areas rather than employing energy-intensive drying methods.
  4. Environmental education: Our team didn't just come in, clean up, and leave. We took the time to educate the property managers about preventive measures, maintenance routines, and the benefits of opting for eco-friendly alternatives in their daily operations.
  5. Continuous improvement: Afterwards, we reviewed to identify areas where we could have been more eco-friendly, ensuring we're continually refining and improving our processes.

Why is waste reduction vital in restoration?

Waste reduction goes beyond just reducing the physical waste in landfills. It's about efficiently using resources and minimizing wasted energy and raw materials. In the restoration industry, where damaged materials are a given, it's essential to have a waste reduction strategy in place. Not only does it contribute to a healthier planet, but it also translates to cost savings, which can be passed on to the customer.

Why choose SERVPRO for water damage cleanup?

Now, more than ever, customers seek services from companies that align with their values, especially regarding environmental responsibility. Here's why choosing SERVPRO is a wise decision:

  • Experience and expertise: Our years of experience have equipped us with the knowledge to handle any situation efficiently and in an eco-friendly manner.
  • Commitment to the environment: As showcased in our approach to the Rockville property, environmental responsibility is not just a catchphrase for us; it's a way of doing business.
  • Value for money: Our waste reduction and efficiency measures often translate into cost savings for our customers without compromising quality.
  • Customer education: We believe in empowering our customers with knowledge. Our team ensures that you're well-informed about our processes and the environmental benefits tied to them.

Wrapping up

Restoration is not just about bringing a property back to its former glory. It's about doing so in a manner that respects and protects our environment. At SERVPRO, we recognize our role in safeguarding our planet; every service we offer is a testament to this commitment.

From the eco-friendly products we use and our waste reduction techniques to our focus on environmental education, our mission is clear: offer top-notch restoration services while prioritizing environmental responsibility. For those needing water damage cleanup or any other restoration service, opting for SERVPRO is choosing a partner that values the planet as much as you do.

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