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Why We Are The Leader In Fire Damage Restoration
How to Handle Fire Damage to Your Office Contents? Pack It Out!
When a fire in your office building brings business to a standstill, partnering with the regional restoration leader offers the promise of a fast and successful resolution to the problem. Structural remediation projects after disaster slow when furnishings, documents, and equipment need care as well. Commit to offering your business the best chance of thriving after a fire catastrophe by using our pack-out service.
An intricate web of tasks faces a business owner when fire damage strikes. Because significant amounts of water usually remain in the structure after firefighting efforts, the first job we take on is water removal and drying. Then hours of soot cleanup, charring reduction and restoration, and deodorization follow. Moving office furnishings, electronics, samples, documents, and other non-fixtures out during remediation of structural components clears the space for efficient water and fire residue removal.
Packing out the contents of your office is a safe and sensible option for our business clients. SERVPRO features the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to ensure our commercial customers a stress-free experience. Using a combination of detailed lists, digital images, and barcoding, we create a comprehensive record of the items we move to our production facility. Our technicians evaluate the condition of each article and develop a plan to clean and restore the inventoried items.
Meanwhile fire damage cleanup proceeds rapidly back at your offices. Businesses that close during restoration risk permanent shutdown nearly 50 percent of the time. SERVPRO helps revitalize your company after a fire, encouraging your customers to retain confidence in you as we transform ruined to “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO technicians train extensively, mastering courses to prepare for the complexities of fire restoration. We match cleaning methods and products to the soiling, clearing away soot and debris in anticipation of final touches such as repainting and the return of restored pack-out items.
SERVPRO of Union County is here to help. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (704) 764-3216
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How Fast Will My Business Be Back To Normal?
SERVPRO Offers Rapid Response Times to Handle the Water Damage That Occurred Within Your Business
A water incident can strike at your commercial property without notice at any time. The impact of such water damage can be devastating for any business owner, but our trained technicians at SERVPRO can be there fast to get to work as soon as possible. We handle each step of the water removal process through to drying and then disinfecting all affected areas. With one call, we can be there to start in so that your commercial space is “Like it never even happened.”
What Do I Need to Do?
Once you call us at SERVPRO, we send out a team quickly to begin the assessment. If you or your maintenance team can shut off the area to a burst pipe or put towels or blankets down with a flooding incident to keep water from migrating, do so. You can then contact your insurance agent to inform them of the event. We take care of detailing every step of the project to turn everything in for your insurance claim.
Water damage may occur at your business. Some of the leading causes include:
• Frozen or broken pipes
• Storm floods
• Natural disasters
• Leaking roofs
• Sewage backups, and more
Why Do I Need to Worry About Mold Growth?
Whether commercial or residential, you always have to be concerned about mold and mildew growth anywhere within your structure. SERVPRO works to inhibit mold growth using the latest techniques and EPA-registered cleaning agents.
• Mold may begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours after the initial water loss event.
• Immediately starting water extraction followed by drying is the best way to fight against the onset of mold.
Do you need help with water damage to your commercial property? SERVPRO of Union County is available 24/7 with crews on standby. Call (704) 764-3216, and we will send a team out as soon as possible.
Steps SERVPRO Takes to Restore Commercial Water Damaged Carpet
Restoration of Wet Carpet from Commercial Water Damage
Very little smells worse than wet carpeting from a commercial water damage event. This odor is even more significant when the water sat overnight and discovered the next morning. Because of the way water degrades quickly, fast clean-up is vital to stop the investment in the property's carpeting from becoming a water loss casualty.
Since SERVPRO technicians are available 24-hours daily to cleanup commercial properties, the fast action makes the difference between whether it is a clean, gray or black water mitigation for the property.
Safety First in Water Cleanup Situations
SERVPRO technicians test the water to ensure there are no harmful bacteria or chemicals present and choose the appropriate extraction methods for fast removal of the water. If exposure to water included sewage or sat longer than 48 hours before cleanup, carpet requires removal per biohazard disposal methods.
Carpet Cleanup Requires Specialized Applications
Due to the porous nature of commercial carpet and padding, a standard wet/dry vacuum cannot do the job sufficiently to avoid odors or the potential for mold growth. SERVPRO has powerful equipment with specific attachments to work on carpet and eliminate most of the water for faster drying.
Mold is Always a Concern
After water damage, particularly in porous materials such as carpet fibers or behind baseboards, technicians apply proactive efforts to limit the possibility of mold growth. These efforts include thorough drying, antibacterial cleaning solutions, and the use of antimicrobial sealants.
Deodorizing is Crucial
Water leaves its unique signature scent, and SERVPRO technicians often use a multi-layered approach to treating odor left behind, especially in the carpet fibers. Covering foul odors is not enough, and the technicians deploy equipment designed to neutralize airborne odors at the molecular level.
Sealing After Cleaning Keeps Carpet Looking Great Longer
Once the carpet in the commercial property has soils and residues removed, the application of a professional-grade fiber sealer assists in keeping high traffic areas looking cleaner for longer and with regular maintenance can work to extend the life of your commercial carpet thereby protecting your investment.
Call SERVPRO of Union County today at (704) 764-3216 when you need fast action against commercial water damage in your New Haven business property. They arrive fast and work to get your business reopened without a sign of the damage "Like it never even happened."
A Few Commercial Water Damage Mistakes That You Should Avoid
Commercial Water Damage Swelling Subfloor Damages Tile
One of the reasons many owners install ceramic tile in commercial offices is that the tile can withstand lots of foot traffic and lasts much longer than carpeting. Tile also maintains the original finish and can be easily cleaned. Few people realize that tile can be damaged when a water leak floods a tile floor.
SERVPRO has been responding commercial water damages in your area for many years. Our team's experience and certifications allow us to provide emergency services for water, fire, and storm damage whenever it occurs on a 24/7 basis.
Why Tile Floors May Crack
Whenever a water leak occurs, the water can spread rapidly over a tile floor. With nothing to absorb the water, such as a carpet, water may cover the entire floor in minutes. If the leak is identified quickly and repaired, many customers assume all that is needed is to mop up the surface water, allow it to dry for a few hours, and normal business activities can be resumed.
Tile and the grout are always sealed at installation. However, over time, cracks may appear in the grout, or there may have been areas that remained porous. Water sitting on a tile floor can seep in between the cracks or around edges to the subfloor below. Once the subfloor becomes wet, the wood may swell, placing pressure on the tile, causing further lifting or even cracking of tiles in the area.
SERVPRO can help remove standing water from your commercial building as well as test subfloors to ensure the floor is dry and not cause damage sometime later. If the subfloor can be reached from the floor below, drying from the bottom may be considered. Small holes can be drilled into the grout to assess the moisture levels. We also use non-penetrating meters to assess moisture levels.
Let SERVPRO help to prevent tile breakage or loosening. We can clean up after a water leak and monitor the subfloor to avoid potential future problems.
Call SERVPRO of Union County at (704)-764-3216 for 24/7 service. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
How We 'SERV': Local Restaurants and Water Damage
Local restaurants tend to use more water than your typical business. From cooking to cleaning, restaurants use water in almost every aspect of their work. Because of this, these businesses can be affected by water damage more severely than others. For example, sprinklers are necessary in every restaurant as fires are more typical in the kitchen. However, excessive water can lead to water damage and ruin carpet, cloths, fabric and food. Additionally, busted water pipes can leak or crack, causing serious damage to anything around it. Even water overflow from restrooms can create a major problem for a restaurant. If left untreated, mold can form and spread under carpet, tiles or in wall paneling. Textiles will lose their color and walls will stain from excess moisture.
Thankfully, SERVPRO is a choice solution for all of your commercial and water damage needs. Our specialists can answer any questions you may have about your restaurant recovery process. Additionally, our crew determines the type of water damage and creates an effective plan of action, resulting in a speedy start to your restoration process. SERVPRO’s team of trained professionals then begin water removal and extraction through our highly effective equipment. Water and moisture is pulled out of every surface and material found in the affected areas to ensure no mold can develop over time. Lastly, SERVPRO is able to restore your items through specialized cleaning techniques with industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
Whatever type of water damage your restaurant may be experiencing, SERVPRO is here to help recover and restore your belongings. Our crew of trained professionals will ensure your restaurant is back in business as soon as possible and that your equipment is left “Like it never even happened.”
How Can SERVPRO Serve Your Business?
With the innovations of SERVPRO’S Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) system, a business owner is able to upload individual portfolios of their business and locations to our servers. But what exactly does that mean for small businesses? In the event of an emergency at your business, like after a flood, fire or storm damage occurs, our technicians are able to view and obtain critical information before they even arrive on site. In critical situations, this can save valuable time and your business can benefit from faster response times. Additionally, our technicians receive more details about your situation, allowing them to create a more effective plan of action. So what are other ways businesses can benefit from this system?
Our ERP system allows businesses to create custom profiles for each business location or franchise. If multiple locations have been affected by the same disaster, our technicians are able to view each store layout and specifications so that we can put together the most effective plan for each location. This system enables business owners to avoid the confusion and strains that follow dealing with disasters in multiple business locations. Additionally, businesses with unique or complex layouts can store blueprints, eliminating time spent on finding water mains, pipes and electrical breakers. This cuts down on time used by technicians looking for critical sources on site. Older commercials buildings can be vulnerable to more severe water damage, making quick response time a top priority. Whether it be new or old, your business will benefit from the effectiveness of SERVPRO’S ERP system.
Fire Safety for Business Owners
Though some fires are unavoidable acts of nature or unpredictable accidents, many fires in the home and workplace are avoidable. The following tips can help reduce the likelihood of a fire in your business or home.
1. Watch your cooking - Stay in the kitchen if you are frying, grilling or broiling food. Never allow young children around the stove or oven, especially if they are not closely attended.
2. Give space heaters space - Keep space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn.
3. Smoke outside - If you must smoke inside, have a sturdy, deep ashtray. Never smoke in bed.
4. Keep matches and lighters out of reach - Keep matches and lighters in high cabinets, preferably under a child lock.
5. Inspect electrical cords - Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs or have loose connections.
6. Be careful when using candles - Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow them out before you leave the room or go to sleep.
7. Have a fire escape plan - Make a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year.
8. Install smoke alarms - Install alarms on every level of your office or home and inside bedrooms. Interconnect them so they all sound at once.
9. Test smoke alarms - Test alarms once per month. Replace batteries once per year or as needed.
10. Install sprinklers - Sprinklers can help maintain and sometimes even extinguish fires, giving your local fire department a better chance of saving your property.
Whether its giving tips on fire safety or providing 24/7 emergency services, SERVPRO of Anson, Stanly, and Richmond County is here to help! For information on fire damage repair and restoration call today at (704) 474-7190.
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The same people you trust after a fire or water disaster can also make sure your business stays clean all year around!
What cleaning services do we perform?
* Ceilings, Walls & Hard Floors
* Deodorization of Spaces
* Air Duct Cleaning & HVAC Cleaning
* Drapes & Blinds
* Carpet & Upholstery
*Biohazard, Crime Scene & Vandalism
Interested in something that is not mentioned on the list? Just give us a call and we can see what we can do for you.
Our trained professionals are available to remove the stress from your work load to allow you to worry about maintaining and growing your business!
Reach out to our office with any questions you may have & we will make sure you speak to someone that can help!
SERVPRO Of Anson, Stanly, & Richmond : 704-474-7190