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By now, many businesses have reopened and are navigating the unknown with caution. New safety protocols have been put in place and day-to-day operations have shifted to meet the needs of the business, as well as those of the consumers.

We understand that your primary goals are maintaining a safe space and avoiding further business interruption, which is why Cotton Global Disaster Solutions remains at your side. Our team is ready to help you with cautionary measures and required disinfection as needed.

To better understand the different procedures - cautionary and required - and what to expect, download our whitepaper below and share it with your team.

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You’ve heard meteorologists refer to a hurricane as Category 3, but what does that actually mean? Discover the difference between each hurricane category, according to the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, and how it can affect your business.

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The Cotton Team is grateful for the first responders who continuously work to protect our communities, despite the risks. In Puerto Rico, our team showed their appreciation by providing complimentary vehicle disinfection for the police officers and municipal employees of Toa Baja, Guayanilla, Loiza, and Guaynabo.

Since opening our office in Guaynabo in 2018, the community has embraced our team and trusts us to restore their businesses. Being able to give back to those who have graciously welcomed us was both an honor and a privilege. As we look to the future, we hope to expand our community outreach efforts and restoration services to better serve business leaders and their communities in Puerto Rico.

To all of the first responders, thank you for your courageous and selfless acts. The Cotton Team appreciates and admires you. Visit cottonpr.com to meet our team in Puerto Rico, or call 939-286-6190 to speak to a local representative.

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Review your emergency plan and prepare your company for the hurricane season.

Hurricane season is quickly approaching and experts from Colorado State University (CSU) predict it will be an above-average year. According to CSU’s research, 16 named tropical storms will form, eight of which will become hurricanes, and four of those are expected to become major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, or 5).

Whether your business is located along the coast or hundreds of miles inland, you should prepare your property and employees for potential tropical threats. After 24 years in the commercial restoration industry, Cotton Global Disaster Solutions has witnessed the importance of having a plan for every stage - before, during, and after the storm. Knowing how to react could help save lives and reduce business interruptions.

To help you plan, we’ve gathered valuable information that can easily be saved and shared with others. In addition, continue to monitor the latest health...

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American communities are getting ready to reopen for business, but before doing so, extra precautions must be taken to ensure the safety of your guests, tenants, and employees.

Before setting a return date, assign a cross-functional team to develop a re-entry plan that keeps your employees and building safe. This team, which should consist of representatives from your HR, Legal, Risk Management, Operations, and Safety teams, must reference and follow the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your business’s local and state governments.

In addition to the requirements defined by the CDC and elected officials, your team can use this helpful 3-phase guide to plan your business’s reopening:

PHASE 1 – Prepare your physical workplace

Clean & Disinfect. Hire a professional team, like Cotton Global Disaster Solutions, to properly...

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Warning, Watch, or Advisory?

When it comes to weather, the spring season could be very nice or it could be rather alarming. That’s because, during this time of the year, the world is transitioning from cold weather to warm temperatures, or the opposite if you’re in the southern hemisphere.

When cold and warm air masses collide, they often create storms and unfavorable weather conditions. Depending on what part of the country you live in, you could get flooding, tornadoes, ice, excessive heat, or high winds, all of which could damage your property. As your trusted partner in remediation and restoration, Cotton Global Disaster Solutions is here to help you prepare your commercial property for the unexpected and will be here, after the storm, to restore your business.

To better prepare for unexpected weather conditions, it’s important to know the difference between a storm warning, a watch, and an advisory. Knowing the difference will help everyone take the proper steps to protect themselves and their property.

Flood Warning vs. Flood Watch

A flood warning is issued when...

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Efficient Disinfection With Electrostatic Sprayers

Electrostatic spraying is a method widely used in commercial cleaning due to its ability to efficiently disinfect every surface. The process involves applying an electric charge to a liquid, such as a cleaner or disinfectant, which is then dispersed into many positively charged particles seeking a negative surface to connect with.

This technique states that like charges repel and opposite charges attract. Since opposite charges attract, the positively charged liquid particles don’t want to stick together. As they are sprayed out of the nozzle, the particles become repelled by each other and will only stick to negatively charged surfaces. This allows for a full, even coat of liquid on the surface.

The biggest benefit to electrostatic spraying is that because the particles only stick to bare surfaces, or those not already coated by the disinfectant, getting an even coat is possible, even on hard-to-reach surfaces and crevices.

Another great advantage of using electrostatic spraying for disinfectants is that it eliminates the need to wipe the surfaces. With...

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Cotton Global Disaster Solutions would like to thank every healthcare professional for their hard work and selfless attitude during these trying times. Your ability to care for others and bring them hope and a smile, even on the longest of shifts, is admirable and truly appreciated.

These past few weeks have reminded us all how valuable and courageous healthcare workers really are. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation’s doctors, nurses, and medical staff have worked relentlessly to care for their patients and keep our communities safe.

Cotton GDS is committed to supporting our healthcare heroes on the frontlines as we come together to end this global pandemic. To show our gratitude, Cotton GDS, in partnership with Cotton Foundation, mobilized Cotton Culinary to deliver fresh lunches to 1,500 healthcare workers in Austin, TX. Other Austin-based companies also participated in our initiative, donating thousands of pre-packaged snacks and beverages.

Over the course of three days,...

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While every region of the world continues to navigate the implications of COVID-19, Cotton GDS is here and ready to help your business remain a safe place for employees, tenants, and all of your guests.

With over 20 years of helping businesses clean and disinfect their properties following biological and environmental incidents, Cotton GDS has the experience and resources necessary to perform the proper cleaning and disinfecting protocols. Whether you’re needing the service for prevention or following a presumptive or confirmed COVID-19 case, Cotton GDS can help.

Cotton GDS offers the following services for the cleaning and decontamination of your commercial property:

CLEAN & SANITIZE SURFACES

  • Wipe Down of Horizontal Surfaces

  • Sanitization of Vertical Surfaces

  • CDC-Approved Cleaning Agents

BROAD SANITIZING SOLUTIONS APPLICATION

  • Electrostatic Disinfectant Spray

  • Micro Mist Sanitization

  • Dry Fog...

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It’s been three weeks since the devastating tornado woke Nashville residents from their sleep, destroying homes, businesses, schools, and more. The damages were extensive but we have been amazed by Tennessee’s resilient spirit during these trying times.

Cotton crews have boots on the ground, helping Tennessee business owners navigate the situation with their insurance provider and rebuilding their properties to their pre-event state. Our goal is to bring normalcy to not only the business owners but also the communities they serve.

The road to recovery is long but all Cotton companies are working around the clock to get the vibrant city of Nashville and surrounding areas back to their pre-event state as soon as possible.

Thank you to our crews and their families for doing all they can to help our friends in Tennessee.

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