Here in Your Community
SERVPRO has a long standing of service in the communities in which we reside. Having a deep rooted connection to our customers and the businesses and services they provide is of great importance to our company. Investing our resources we provide continuing educational classes to our insurance agents, keeping us informed and providing insight to all aspects of what we do. Helping in the worst of times is what we do best. Providing excellent service while understanding the fragility of certain situations. Having an understanding of the hardships that come with property loss gives us a profound understanding of how difficult it can be to get back on your feet. When choosing a restoration company it is important to feel comfortable and confident. Give us a call today
When Water Rises.
Water damage in your home or business can be detrimental if not pricey. Water has the potential to damage almost any material in your home and can lead to even bigger issues if not addressed immediately. Hardwood flooring will begin to expand and warp within a matter of hours, causing irreversible destruction. With water that has been left to sit for long periods of time, mold is almost a certainty. Mold poses a multitude of issues which can ultimately affect your health if not properly removed. Preventative measures can be taken to help avoid water disasters in the future. Be sure to regularly monitor your sump pump to sure it will not malfunction during heavy rains. Inspecting windows or point of entry and adding caulking to prevent leaks is of good practice. Whenever you are facing a water damage disaster, give SERVPRO a call.
When the Rain Pours
Heavy rainfall can cause a multitude of problems. Rising waters can lead to flooding and property damage, as well as putting your business on hold. Loose shingles or improperly sealed windows and doors and cause leaks to form and unwanted water to enter your space. Sump pump failure can also be a side effect of excess storm waters, allowing dirty and sometimes sewage water to intrude. Simple maintenance such as checking and repairing the condition of your roof and inspecting the seal around doors and windows can save you time and money. Often times these issues are not recognized before disaster strikes leaving you with little time to make repairs. SERVPRO handles large and small scale water restoration for both residential and commercial locations. Give us a call for an estimate and let us do the dirty work.
Storm Damage Awareness
After a storm event that has caused property damage there are a few steps that can be taken immediately to assess the situation. First and foremost be sure that your surroundings are safe. be cautious around broken glass and any loose nails that may have become dislodged from nearby facilities. Take note of any unusual smells such as gas, as there may be a leak as a result of the storm damages. Surveying the damages inflicted on your home or business will help expedite the insurance claim process. Documenting damages with photographic evidence also helps speed up the process. Assess your roof for damages such as loose shingles, punctures or holes. All can result in bigger issues down the road. Beware of faulty foundation, as heavy rainfalls can make debris and downed power lines a dangerous scenario.
Preparing Property For Wind Damage
When strong winds threaten your home or business, there is precious little time to do what you can to avoid damages. Having a roof that can withstand strong winds is an absolute must which requires ongoing and early maintenance. Ensuring the shingles are securely in place and nailed down tightly is essential. Be sure to weatherproof your building by having it properly sealed, preventing wind from entering trough cracks and crevices. Anchoring outdoor storage units and items such as garbage cans and patio furniture is of good practice to prevent lost or damages items. Always store your vehicles in a garage if possible and void parking under or near any trees in the surrounding area. These few tips can save you a bundle of money and a headache in the future.
Preparing Your Business For Disaster
September is Emergency Preparedness Month which is a perfect opportunity to re evaluate your businesses plan for action in the case of a catastrophic event. Having an emergency plan prepared before the event of an emergency can keep the situation under control and can better ready your employees on the steps to take. Knowing your insurance policy is crucial prior to property damage. Not all policies are the same and you may find yourself footing the bill on repairs. Having important documentation backed up electronically can be an important step to take as to not lose valuable information. This could include business licenses, contracts, leases, mortgage paperwork and legal documents. SERVPRO has the ability to set your business up with a personalized EMERGENCY READY PROFILE which could assist you in organizing your company in the event of a disaster. Call us today
Keeping Clean in the Age of Covid
Keeping your business open and running can be a challenge during a pandemic. Sanitation of your environment is essential in keeping your staff safe. It is important to clean all communal areas such as rest rooms or break rooms. Keeping shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines sanitized will help further keep your location clean and safe. Wearing protective face masks that limit the spread of airborne pathogens is also a major step that can be taken to avoid the spread of infection. Staying home and away from others when exhibiting symptoms is a necessity in stopping the further spread of covid to the community or to your workplace. These few step can help keep your staff healthy and your workplace safe and clean.
Hvac Cleaning After Fire
When a fire ignites inside your home or business, your HVAC system will need to be completely cleaned, even if it had been switched off during the event. Smoke and soot infiltrate even the smallest access points and can leave a dangerous and toxic residue behind. Breathing in harmful smoke or soot can cause lasting health effects. Smoke is corrosive and debris will be absorbed into the Hvac system as soon as smoke enters the duct. It is essential to have your home properly cleaned before living or working in the damaged space. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to handle all aspects of fire and smoke damage in your home. We have the ability to complete the work from beginning to end ensuring your space will be safe and fully cleaned. Call us today!
Trash or Treasure: What to Keep and Toss After a Fire
Sorting out ruined items after a fire can be time consuming and disappointing. Items in your home or business that come into contact with smoke or soot can permanently destroy even your most precious of property. Having your items properly cleaned after contact with toxic materials is essential in restoring and preserving them. Food must be discarded as they will have become inedible and can potentially cause poisoning. Disinfecting items that were untouched is an important step in restoration after a fire. SERVPRO has the equipment needed and expertise required to restore all possible items, while removing all contaminated remnants. We are always available to answer your call and any questions you may have and can help you with your restoration project from beginning to end.
Commercial Building Board Up
When your business experiences the effects of fire damages or an extreme weather related event such as downed trees, it is important to board up the facility against outside elements. Animals invade and can occupy a space in a very short amount of time, furthering the damages and creating a new scenario of clean up and restoration. Having your building properly secured also helps prevent theft of belongings or vandalism to the property. Moisture from rainfall or exposure to snow can increase the chances of further damages such as mold growth. Water, when given an access point can seep into parts of your facility that were not originally affected, increasing the cost of repairs as well as extending the amount of time it will take to rebuild. SERVPRO is always available to answer your call, and any questions you may have.