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Commercial Services, do you know what it means?
Let us explain to you and tell you how SERVPRO could help you.
“SERVPRO helps commercial customers with a wide variety of cleaning, construction and restoration projects, both large and small.”
We can help restore your business with services like: large loss, emergency ready plans, industry specialization, restoration services, general cleaning services and specialty cleaning services.
Here is some information about every single one of these services so you can relate better.
When your commercial property is suddenly hit with damage due to a storm, flood, fire or other disaster, it can leave you, your employees and customers in shock. It’s important to know that you have professional large-loss specialists to handle the restoration process as quickly as possible so that you can get back to business.
Emergency Ready Plans:
When disaster strikes your business, having a plan in place ahead of time for what you will do can make all the difference in whether your business survives the event.
With more than 50 years of experience, we’ve earned the reputation as a trusted leader in the restoration industry and specialize in fire and water damage, specialty cleaning, mold, and so much more.
Whether your business or commercial property needs emergency restoration services or professional cleaning services, we count with professionals who have the training and experience to handle any size project to get you back to business.
General Cleaning Services:
Life can get a little messy sometimes. When it does, we can help you clean it up.
Specialty Cleaning Services:
The certified technicians at SERVPRO are available to help business and commercial property owners handle specialty cleaning projects such as duct cleaning, odor removal, graffiti removal, biohazard cleaning services, and so much more.
- Available 24/7
- Commercial Large Loss Division
- Strategically Located
- Personal Attention
- Easier Insurance Claim Process
- Service of Construction
Emergency Ready Plan
Emergency ready plan
Did you know that 50% of the companies that close due to a disaster never reopen again? The majority of the ones that reopen had a response plan but do you have yours? Our ERP (emergency-ready plan) app offers information on how to handle every situation, minimizing the damage and the time your business would be inoperative. This plan contains what to do, how to do it, who to call, and what to expect, as long as information on shut-off valve locations, insurance contact information, priority areas and contacts, and photos of each utility location as a visual aide for quick reference. Currently, 95% of these situations are internal or man-made as fire and flooding. Many buildings have emergency contingency plans (incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity). Still, they keep it in a folder and don't have the time to look at it during an emergency, but at SERVPRO of southwest Irving, we are " Ready for whatever happens."
Tips for handling with fire
After a fire emergency, you do not know how to act. It is essential to keep in mind that specific residues of what may remain are dangerous to health, but no worries, We got you! Below, we will provide you with tips that will help you manage the situation; take a look at them:
-Have a professional examine your home to make sure it’s ready and safe.
-Send text messages or use social media to reach out to your family and friends.
-Proceed with caution: maintain a “fire watch” and check your home and surrounding areas for tiny, lingering embers.
-Do not drink, prepare food or wash with water until officials deem the water source safe.
-Photograph any damages for your records and contact your insurance agency.
-Outline clear pathways to exit doors.
-Conduct regular fire drills.
-Use flame-retardant materials in interiors.
Call SERVPRO – you need professional services; get the experts before moving to the next step. You must consider the above for better management; we will always be there to take care of your
Cleaning and removing smoke odor
Like it never even happened.
Products containing tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) can reduce odors in fabrics, but we need to read the label for directions and safety instructions.
- Test clothing before using any treatment, and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Smoke odor and soot can be removed from clothing that can get bleached. Measure 4 to 6 tbsp of Tri-Sodium Phosphate and 1 cup of household cleaner or chlorine bleach for every gallon of warm water you will use. Alternatively, consider washing clothes in cold water with your usual household laundry detergent and adding one pure vanilla extract tablespoon.
- To remove soot and smoke from walls, furniture and floors, use a mild soap or detergent or mix 4 to 6 tbsp of tri-sodium phosphate and 1 cup of household cleaner or chlorine bleach to every gallon of warm water. Wear rubber gloves and rinse surfaces with clear warm water and dry thoroughly.
- Wash walls one small area at a time, working from the floor up to prevent streaking, and rinse with clear water immediately; ceilings should be cleaned up last. Do not repaint until walls and ceilings are completely dry. Washable wallpaper can be cleansed like painted walls but refrain from wetting through the paper. You can use a commercial paste to repaste any loose edges or sections.
Other Cleaning Tips
Consult a SERVPRO professional about replacing drywall and insulation that has been soaked by water from fire hoses. As a result, it can not be dried out and maintain structural integrity or resistance to mold and mildew.
We can prevent disasters caused by thunder storms
Each year the USA experiences over 100,000 thunderstorms, and while the most significant threat extends from Minnesota to Texas, every state can be at risk with little to no warning. To protect yourself, your family, and your home from the dangers of a thunderstorm, you can consider these safety tips:
- Avoid contact with water during a thunderstorm. Don´t bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through plumbing.
- Avoid using electronic equipment of all types. Lightning can travel through electrical systems and radio and television reception systems.
- Avoid using corded phones. Corded phones are not safe to use during a thunderstorm. However, cordless or cellular phones are safe to use during a storm.
- Avoid concrete floors and walls. Don´t lie on concrete floors during a thunderstorm. Also, avoid leaning on concrete walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
- Stay away from windows, skylights, and doors.
- If you have advanced notice of a storm, consider turning off circuit breakers to avoid power surges that may occur from a lightning strike.
We have the necessary equipment to help you. If you find any alert caused by this storm, do not hesitate to call us, and we will come with all our specialized team to put ourselves at your service.
Tornado damage facts
“Tornadoes cause around 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year.”
Nature can take a violent turn without warning: floods, wildfires, tornadoes. Any of these can have a devastating effect on your home; that’s why we share with you some facts for you to know if any of these happens to you.
Here are some facts about tornadoes:
Have in your mind some of the signs of a tornado:
- Dark-greenish sky
- Large hail
- Dark, larges, low-lying clouds
The average forward speed is 30 mph but may vary from nearly stationary to 70 mph. Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over warm water. They can move onshore and cause damage to coastal areas.
Tornadoes can be more than one mile wide and stay on the ground for over 50 miles. Peak tornado season in the southern states is March through May; in the northern states, it is late spring through early summer.
We recommend being prepared for this, having an emergency kit in your home, with a lamp, batteries, medicine, a backpack with a change of clothes, etc. So you should always be prepared.
When a storm damages your home, we’re one call away. With more than 1,900 locations, SERVPRO is waiting to serve you 24/7.
The 3 Categories of Water Damage
Clean water or Category 1
Water damage from broken pipes, overflowing sinks, or rainwater. Health risks are low if you respond to the situation within less than 48 hours; after that period, the water would get exposed to different contaminants, turning it into category 2.
On most occasions, overlooking water damage can cause major headaches if left unattended because it can escalate the situation.
Greywater or Category 2
Some familiar greywater sources are equipment discharges, chemical wastes such as solid, liquid, or gaseous waste material that can pose mild to severe contamination risks. Greywater can promote microbial growth, and the severity of the condition usually escalates with time; both direct and indirect exposure can affect your health and the property.
Blackwater or Category 3
This classification refers to sewers, seawater, or water containing grease, oil, or body fluids. When this occurs, most of the materials and belongings would need to be removed from the property, and after the remediation procedure, we will do a disinfecting process.
mold assessment and restoration
We know that the mold or microbial growth caused by water is very annoying. So we will explain a little more about how microbial growth can be assessed and treated.
What is mold removal?
In simple terms, removing microbial growth is called mold removal. As simple as it sounds, but there is more to it, removing might sometimes indicate mere cleaning without addressing the core problem, that is, identifying the source for the occurrence of mold.
While mold is a natural part of our ecosystem, one cannot eliminate it. Although mold spores are typically inherent in all indoor and outdoor spaces, it is impossible to eradicate all molds, but the key is to control their growth.
Mold spores are generally harmless until they settle on a damp spot and grow into active mold. When you have mold growing in your home, removal becomes imminent. However, a simple mold removal process is never enough to solve these problems in your home unless the infected area is too small.
What is mold remediation?
Mold remediation is the term used to describe all the processes involved in eliminating harmful mold growth. Depending on the type and location, it includes mold testing, removal, demolition, sanitizing, containment, and mold cleaning.
We are professionals, and we are your One Stop Shop to remediate, do not hesitate to call us now; maybe you have some microbial growth in your home, SERVPRO is here to help.
Increase the circulation and raise the temperature of cold surfaces where moisture condenses.
What is Humidity?
The relative humidity is given as a percentage and tells you how close the atmosphere is to being saturated with water. Warm air can hold more water vapor than cold air, so if the amount of water vapor in the air stays the same but the temperature increases, the relative humidity will decrease. If the amount remains the same but the temperature decreases, the relative humidity will increase.
What does High Humidity mean?
Suppose the air anywhere in your home–including the basement or attic–reaches the dew point (the temperature at which the air can no longer hold the moisture). In that case, the water vapor will condense on surfaces cooler than the air temperature, which can get the insulation wet and framing and damage walls and windows. Water damage and mold growth are common problems related to high home humidity, which can also cause warping of your wood floors, furniture, instruments, and other wooden items.
Inspection for mold
Inspect damaged materials for mold and mildew. Mold can start to grow in the right conditions in as little as 24 hours. However, for long-term issues, like mold caused by attic condensation, the mold may have started growing a long time ago, and if you find mold and mildew issues, you need to be very careful.
Dry Out the Affected Area
It’s essential to get rid of all moisture ASAP before it causes more damage. And for small leaks, this may not be difficult, but it’s critical to be thorough. Use fans to circulate air in the affected area. Consider renting a large-capacity dehumidifier for larger projects to dry out surrounding wood, carpet, and other materials.
Remove and Toss Damaged Porous Materials
Porous materials include carpet, insulation, fabric, and similar items. If they’ve been soaked in water, you may have to cut them out and throw them away. Water will permanently damage most porous materials by shrinking or warping them, and mildew will further damage them. And if you have a beloved piece of furniture you want to save, you could try isolating and drying it out, but the damage may already be done, especially if you see drywall water damage.
Focus on Ceilings Water Damage Repair First
Ceilings exposed to water damage are more at risk due to gravity: You don’t want them sagging or collapsing. So, remove affected ceiling panels or boards first. If a leak causes a roof problem, it’s essential to find the source of the leak, which may be somewhere far removed from the water stain. And take this time to make sure the water caused no structural damage to beams or rafters.
Replace Damaged Wood
All severely warped wood (notably flooring), rotting wood, and wood that has developed mold/mildew problems will need to be replaced. Pry apart damaged boards and thoroughly clean beneath them before replacing them. And if the wood is a structural component of your house, you must be very careful when replacing it so that the structure has the proper support during and after the water damage repair project.
It’s common to have this type of water damage in our homes, that’s why, as we could see above, it’s essential to take action so that the situation doesn’t get any worse. We SERVPRO has the suitable material and equipment to help you. Our professional team is trained for these types of events so do not hesitate to call us, we will take care of it! "Like it never happened."