Safe-Dry offers select free services

A Farragut business is reaching out to help schools and churches with their sanitation needs to help speed up re-opening.

Safe-Dry Carpet Cleaning of Farragut, 11852 Kingston Pike, is providing free sanitation services to those entities in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Right now times are hard and will likely get tougher as the weeks progress,” said Reece Jernigan, owner of Safe-Dry Carpet Cleaning of Farragut. “My Safe-Dry family wants you, our neighbors, in the community we live to feel safe — safe in our homes, in our churches and, God save the children, our schools.

“The Safe-Dry family understands how trying these times are for each of us and our families,” he added. “With fear of illness and economic collapse looming overhead, our best fight against the odds is prayer and unity.”

However, to respond to immediate needs, Jernigan said, “Our family will donate dollar-for-dollar from in-home sanitation cleanings’ toward the sanitation of our local churches and schools.

“We are honored to be in a position to give back in this way,” he added.

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Farragut grocers reassure customers

Farragut’s grocery stores are going the extra mile — and then some — to ensure customers’ safety as they try to keep their stores stocked.

“We continue to enhance our daily sanitation practices, including cleaning commonly used areas more often, like cashier stations, self-checkouts, credit card terminals, conveyor belts food service counters and shelves,” said Melissa Eads, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Nashville division.

Additionally, she said employees of Kroger, including Kroger Marketplace, 189 Brooklawn St. in Farragut, are sanitizing restrooms more frequently and restocking with supplies, wiping down shopping carts, baskets and equipment, have closed the salad bars and are “following best practices for safe food handling.

“We will soon be installing plexiglass partitions at many cash registers to further promote physical distancing,” Eads added. “We anticipate every check lane having a partition, including pharmacy counters and Starbucks registers, within the next several weeks.”

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