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Commercial Property Water Loss and Extraction
Commercial Property Water Loss and Extraction
Water is the single most long-term destructive substance in the indoor environment. It can dissolve or weaken building materials, damage floors and ceilings, and can also cause microbial growth if you don’t fix water damage quickly and professionally.
The faster the water is extracted the less damage to the building structure and contents.
The first thing to do if you are dealing with water damage at your place of business is to remove the water immediately. The faster the water is extracted the less damage to the building structure and contents. In situations, this is not enough. Standing water from carpet, flooring and walls can cause permanent damage if not taken care of in a timely manner
Extracting water in commercial buildings or properties, is a very important part of any large water loss. Fire sprinklers, used to stop fire from spreading, can leave you with wet and soggy office spaces.
Water extraction is used to assist in the prevention of microbial growth from expanding and growing. Extraction of water is also needed to keep floors from buckling. The dehumidifiers and air movers will be placed by the technicians in the necessary areas of the building.
A SERVPRO manager will walk the property with the owner/manager and adjuster explaining the process and to answer any questions they may have about removal of property, items and demo.
At SERVPRO of E. Fullerton / Placentia we are here for your water and fire needs 24 hours day seven days a week. Call us at 714-525-0158
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Restoring Commercial Property After Water Damage
Restoring Commercial Property After A Water Damage
Commercial Buildings Flood and Water
Commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response when dealing with flood and water damage in the E. Fullerton / Placentia area. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, SERVPRO ofE. Fullerton / Placentia works quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
SERVPRO ofE. Fullerton / Placentia technicians specialize in the water damage cleanup and restoration of commercial property after a water damage event. Our technicians are highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency arises in your business, give us a call!
SERVPRO of E. Fullerton / Placentia
Helping to make it
“Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of E. Fullerton/Placentia Can Clean Up Your Hotel Rooms!
If you run a hotel in the E. Fullerton / Placentia area then you know how important it is to provide the cleanest rooms possible to your patrons. Your business runs on a solid first impression and customer approval. When your guests enter into one of your rooms for the first time, it’s imperative that it looks clean and smells great. This encourages people to come back time and time again plus promotes outstanding reviews. Allowing SERVPRO of E. Fullerton / Placentia to deodorize your rooms helps create the amazing first impression you want them to experience.
We Identify Odors
Hotels and many commercial buildings do not always have the ability to open windows and let in clean fresh air. This is one reason SERVPRO of E. Fullerton / Placentia has special deodorization techniques. We have a highly trained staff that knows how to identify and eliminate stubborn odors.
We Handle Odors
The techniques we use to handle odors are specifically designed to restore your rooms to a desirable state. Unwanted smells can be trapped in upholstery, carpets, draperies and even hard surfaces. Using fragrance or air fresheners is not the answer to an odor problem. There have been state of the art advances in proprietary cleaning that has changed the way deodorization works.
The professionals here at SERVPRO of E. Fullerton / Placentia are ready to take your hotel to the next level of clean. We would be honored to work with you to even schedule routine cleanings to prevent offensive odors from becoming excessive in any room.
SERVPRO of E. Fullerton / Placentia is here to help!
Our phones are answered 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
Give us a call! 714-525-0158
Commercial Properties Need Excellent Water Damage Restoration Results
SERVPRO Comes to Your Commercial Business to Get Started Quickly to Minimize Loss with Water Damage Restoration Services
No matter the industry you are in, commercial properties faced with water damage could be in for a hefty bill and unplanned downtime. To lessen the fallout from an overflowing sink basin or burst pipes, you can call in the help of skilled technicians from SERVPRO. We know how vital water mitigation is when you run a business, so we arrive fast with our fully-stocked Green Fleet so we can get to work. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and take the time to ensure no detail gets overlooked.
Whether you have a restaurant or run an office, operation at total capacity is always your main focus. SERVPRO comes in, ensures the safety of our crew and anyone within your place of business. We perform an assessment that tells our crew chief the best equipment to use and methods that will get to the heart of the water damage on your commercial property. As with any water removal services and drying, we also take time to monitor indoor air quality (IAQ) and relative humidity (RH). Some steps you may see our water restoration technicians (WRT) taking include:
- Using submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors to pull up as much standing water as possible.
- Setting up centrifugal air movers and high-capacity fans to control air circulation.
- Turning on industrial-grade dehumidification equipment to pull moisture from the air.
- Locating hidden moisture pockets with sensors and meters so that we can eradicate them.
- Performing controlled demolition on an as-needed basis to replace unsalvageable materials with brand-new materials.
When you hire SERVPRO of E. Fullerton Placentia for water damage restoration and cleaning services, we make your commercial space “Like it never even happened.” Call us whenever you need us at (714) 525-0158.
How to Protect a Business from Fire and Other Disasters
This is a common question, but it has a disappointing answer. Try as you might, you cannot protect a business from a major disaster. This would include major fires, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. This is not to say that you cannot be prepared. Disaster preparation falls into two categories.
Keep Small Problems Small
Fire preparation is a perfect example of this. The business should have professionally installed smoke, fire detectors, and alarms connected to the nearest fire station. These should be on battery backup along with emergency lighting to help with the evacuation. It should have sprinkler systems in common areas where paper, plastic, and other combustible materials could catch fire. It should have special fire suppression systems in computer rooms and anyplace where there are motors, generators, air conditioners, or any other heavy electrical equipment. Implementing all these prevention measures will minimize fire damage and hopefully allow the business to continue operating after an incident.
Have a Recovery Plan
Every business should do disaster planning. If a business decides that it will cease to exist after a major disaster, then that’s the plan. You will find that most businesses do not have a comprehensive plan. Many have looked at setting one up with the best of intentions, but the costs are prohibitive. They finally decide on backing up the computer systems nightly, sending one copy off-site weekly, and figuring the rest out if the disaster happens. Fortunately, the fire preparation measures above are usually enough to minimize the most common form of disaster, fire.
The end of the disaster marks the beginning of the recovery. If the disaster was a fire, then this is when you get to see how well the fire preparation measures worked. Regardless of what type of disaster the business experienced, much of the recovery is the same. A qualified specialist from Fullerton, CA, will need to be brought in for the cleanup and restoration.
What are the Most Common Types of Commercial Water Damage?
Even with regular inspections in your local area, a commercial water damage event can occur. Here are the top five most common reasons for a business to experience the need for restoration services due to water-related issues:
- A leak from a roof or around a window
- Fire suppression system malfunction
- Plumbing or supply line break
- Toilet backup
- Flooding from heavy rains
Does a Business Need to Close During Commercial Water Damage Repair?
SERVPRO technicians ascertain on a case-by-case basis if a business needs to close during commercial water damage repair in Little Rock. Even if the water extraction and drying needs were minimal, the danger of slip and fall accidents or the need to remove stock or business furniture for water removal purposes could make it difficult to conduct normal daily activities.
In situations where the water within the structure contains sewage or other harmful elements, the techs generally recommend closure of the building during the cleanup. This is because this type of water is not only hazardous to come into contact with; it can cause issues if it is aspirated. SERVPRO techs wear professional-quality protective gear that includes a respirator, so they do not breathe in biohazard materials. Air scrubbers or the creation of negative air chambers may be necessary to improve the air quality during the restoration services.
Afterward, the techs clean the structure with antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaning agents to ensure that the surfaces get left sanitary and ready for safe reuse by both employees and clients.
When you need expedited commercial water damage repair, contact SERVPRO of Morro Bay To King City. The trained, certified technicians are available 24/7 to take your call and perform any needed restoration services on your property to make the damage, "Like it never even happened."
How We Treat COVID-19 Differently
When your home or business is exposed to COVID-19, there often follow feelings of uncertainty and stress. And, unfortunately, the virus may retain the ability to infect you or others who come into contact and proceed to touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. SERVPRO of E. Fullerton Placentia recognizes the danger and anxiety that stems from these situations and does all we can to alleviate your concerns by providing thorough disinfections for your residential and commercial properties. Therein, lies the difference between SERVPRO and other disinfection services. Our commitment to a complete clean means that you are as safe as possible in the areas you should feel most secure.
When disinfecting, SERVPRO of E. Fullerton Placentia approaches each job with the appropriate PPE equipment to keep both you and our team safe. We then spray a high-volume mist of highly-concentrated disinfectant which affects nearly the entirety of the area; immediately attacking the virus where it remains. After a 10 minute dwelling period, we follow and wipe down all high-touch surfaces with the same disinfectant. Furthermore, we mop the floors, discard open food or drink items that have been exposed to the disinfecting mist, and spray a lemon-berry scent meant to dispel the unpleasant smell of disinfectant.
Oftentimes with disinfecting services, you receive no more than a generalized mist throughout the property. Although this is not ineffective, it is not the thorough approach we prioritize. In our method of disinfecting, we aim to ensure that every surface is treated and that the chance of you contracting COVID-19 from your living or working space is minimized to the furthest possible extent.
What to Do When Water Damages Your Commercial Property in King City?
If you are a commercial property owner, an emergency, like water damage may stop business activities in their tracks. No matter if the water issues are caused by a burst pipe, flood, major leak, or another cause, water damage is something you should always take seriously.
Determine the Extent of the Water Damage
One of the first things you should do when you find signs of water damage is to determine how serious it is. At this point, just looking for signs of water damage probably won’t be enough.
Water may soak into an array of building materials without creating obvious signs of damage for a while. To determine how far the water has spread, you require a specialized tool to measure moisture in building materials, such as a moisture meter used during a building inspection.
With a moisture meter, you can determine the moisture content level in the items where you found the water damage. When you keep checking the area, you can determine how far the damage has gone. Remember, if you don’t have this device, you can call the professionals who can take care of it for you.
Dry Out the Affected Area
It’s best to call the professionals if you are dealing with extensive water damage. However, after your call to the professionals, you can make sure the source of water is completely shut down and repaired, move contents out of wet areas, start removing some of the standing water and working with occupants on a temporary location.
It will be necessary to use specialized tools to ensure the entire area is dry. Usually, this requires the help of the professionals because they will have access to the items needed. Some of these tools include:
- Wet vacuums to help quickly remove standing water
- Dehumidifiers or air movers to extract humid air
- Thermohydrometer to track the humidity in a space
- Moisture meters for tracking the content of moisture in the building and nearby items
If your building has a climate control system, then turning the temperature up slightly may help keep the water from condensing, which will help things dry out faster. As the building is dried, you need to keep it sealed against exposure to outside air as much as possible as controlling the indoor environment without the influence of unfavorable outside air will help dry the structure and contents faster.
If there is furniture or other materials that are moisture compromised, remove them from the space and assess their condition. If it is too water-damaged, it will need to be discarded and replaced completely.
Call the Professionals of SERVPRO of Morro Bay to King City
If you are dealing with water of any type in your commercial building, it is important to make sure that you take the right steps and contact the professionals for assistance. They will be able to ensure that the water issue is handled properly and that the issue won’t get any worse. If you fail to take action in a reasonable amount of time, you may discover the issues are permanent.
What Happens to Contents in a Morro Bay Property Undergoing Fire Restoration?
Property Contents with Fire Damage Can Be Stored On or Off-site. SERVPRO Has External Storage in Morro Bay for Residents Undergoing Fire Restoration.
What is content management during Morro Bay fire restoration?
An Morro Bay home is made up of both structural items and unique contents. A house fire affects both at the same time. However, the restoration of these two aspects of your home is separate. The efficiency of a fire restoration in Morro Bay often relies upon how contents are managed. In some situations, the overall timespan of repair may be reduced by keeping contents on-site. These options are usually employed in minor to moderate conditions where the fire is contained to one or two rooms of the property, and the structure is sound. When there is significant structural damage, requiring reconstruction, SERVPRO technicians may opt to remove contents to allow better access to the parts of the structure in need of restoration. Content management is a priority during the scoping and assessment phase.
How are the pack-out procedures completed?
When a property suffers significant fire damage in Morro Bay, it is usually necessary to pack up the contents. It may seem overwhelming to relocate a home's worth of contents, but SERVPRO can enlist professional movers to transport items from home to a safe storage facility. Usually, a crew chief accompanied by two fire and smoke damage restoration technicians (FSRT) conducts a pack-out procedure. The crew chief is responsible for inventorying, documenting, and ensuring quality controls during a pack out. One technician sorts through salvageable and non-salvageable contents while the remaining technician packs up contents to move out. Your contents are insured during the move-out and storage procedure of fire restoration.
We are Cleaning Experts
SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of E. Fullerton/Placentia, 714-525-0158
Utilizing Strategic Planning to Prepare Your Business for an Emergency
Being aware of the future risks that you face as a business owner can help you plan ahead for whatever comes your way—including a natural disaster.
Though there is no way to guarantee you will not be impacted by one, you can prioritize your own preparedness so you can make an effort to lessen the damages it can cause. By taking steps to plan ahead, you can be proactive against something that none of us can control.
Though there is a lot to consider regarding disaster preparations, we recommend breaking it up into three main tasks to help it be more manageable. This way, you can be sure that you are taking care of everything you need to be for your business and keeping your investment protected.
Making sure you have the right amounts of insurance coverage is always important, but especially when a natural disaster is a possibility. There are many business policies that do not provide adequate disaster protections. There will often be gaps in coverage or specific exclusions to certain scenarios to contend with if you try to file, so it is wise to be aware of what your policy has covered.
Quickly evacuating from your business if a disaster strikes is a great way to ensure the safety of you and your staff. You should always have an evacuation plan in place and practice it with personnel regularly to be sure everyone understands what to do. It is also smart to pack an emergency kit for your office, stocked with sufficient supplies in case you must stay put and wait for help to arrive.
Planning ahead for how you will go about restoration can be the single biggest factor in how quickly you are able to reopen. Being able to set the restoration process in motion quickly will be a big help, which is why we recommend working with a company in advance so that you know exactly who to call. It is also wise to look into the disaster assistance loans offered by the Small Business Administration as they can provide extra, low-interest funds for the recovery process.
If your business has been impacted by a disaster, you can contact us 24⁄7 for guidance on how to begin the commercial restoration process.
Fire Prevention Tips for Restaurants
Would you know what to do if a fire emergency occurred in your restaurant?
As a restaurant owner/operator or manager, it's your responsibility to be prepared if prevention falls short. Make sure your employees and assets are protected if a fire emergency occurs.
In 2015, more than 113,500 non-residential fires were reported, causing $3.1 billion worth of property damage. Prevention is always the goal, but what happens if those efforts fall short?
Best practices include:
- Consider your facility’s risks. Examining the unique risks of a workplace is an important responsibility for any property manager or building owner. Assess your facility for items that may contribute to the risk of a fire, such as flammable liquids, electrical equipment or storage of combustible materials. Take note of specific hazards and make sure functional and up-to-date fire extinguishers and systems are in place to help minimize the impact of a fire.
- Regularly inspect fire extinguishers. Extinguishers can be the first line of defense against a fire, so it is important that facility managers properly test and inspect each unit in the building. Make sure each extinguisher is maintained annually per applicable manufacturer and code standards, and perform monthly inspections to help ensure each extinguisher will operate properly in the event of a fire.
- Conduct staff training. Nearly three in four American adults have never used a fire extinguisher. Conduct thorough, hands-on training with your team using extinguisher types and sizes commonly found in your facility to help prepare them for an emergency. Local fire protection service providers or fire departments may be able to assist with this training.
- Test emergency and exit lighting. Main power may be lost during a fire emergency, and more than one-third (34 percent) of U.S. workers would lack confidence in their ability to navigate their workplace safely in the event of a power outage. Regularly testing emergency and exit lighting can help make sure backup lighting functions correctly, allowing building occupants to navigate and exit buildings more easily during a fire.
- Examine sprinkler systems. According to the National Fire Protection Association, sprinklers were effective at controlling a fire in 96 percent of fires occurring from 2010 to 2014 in which they operated. A well-maintained and regularly tested sprinkler system can help suppress a fire, keeping it from spreading to other parts of the building and helping give building occupants the opportunity to exit the facility. When a system fails to operate during a fire, 65 percent of the time it's due to damaged components, shutoff by the property owner, or their failure to maintain the system.
- Inspect fire alarms. Functioning fire alarms help facility personnel to detect fires earlier and potentially minimize costly damage. Regular tests and inspections, along with integrated monitoring, can help make sure your equipment is functioning properly and get building occupants to safety quickly.
Flooded Hotel Room?
People are constantly coming and going within hotels, leaving behind well-lived in rooms. Hotels are no exception to damages. Various problems can occur, whether caused by man or nature. Pipes may burst, flooding may occur, mold may develop, and even fires are a possibility. Should any of these or similar problems arise, proficient emergency help is necessary to address the damages.
Water Damage Restoration
Pipes leak, floods occur, and other water damage scenarios can transpire. This type of damage needs to be addressed as soon as possible because moisture issues can potentially lead to a mold problem. In addition to mold, water damage can also produce other issues such as biohazards or even fire if in contact with electrical sources. The source of water needs to initially be fixed before restoration work begins. If the leakage is not addressed, damages will continue. Once the source is repaired, the restoration process can begin. Tips for water damage:
- Water damage can contain contaminants and other possible threats. Wear proper protective equipment before coming in contact with the water, and be on the lookout for sharp objects, electrical sources near the water, and other dangers.
- A qualified water restoration company will be able to proficiently treat the affected areas to ensure they are properly dried and decontaminated.
- Be aware of possible mold growth. Moisture issues can potentially produce mold, so it is necessary to treat water damage as soon as possible to avoid mold growth.
Mold in a Hotel Guest Room
Mold can affect any property as long as the ideal conditions are met. Common mold locations include bathrooms and kitchens. If mold is present within a hotel it can put the well-being of guests and staff at risk. Anyone who is exposed to mold risks health issues, ranging from minor symptoms to more extreme conditions, depending on factors such as the individual, amount of exposure, and mold toxicity. Tips for mold problems:
- Test the property for mold. Having a professional mold test completed by a qualified industrial hygienist helps to determine the affected area(s) and mold toxicity level.
- Do not attempt to be a mold specialist. Avoid touching the mold without the proper safety equipment and disturbing the mold in general as it could result in mold spores spreading throughout more areas of the hotel.
- Upon receiving the test results, contact a SERVPRO of E. Fullerton/Placentia to ensure the mold is safely and completely removed.
Fire Safety for Hotels
Sometimes unexpected problems may occur. One danger that may develop is fire, which can cause tremendous damage. Whether a kitchen or electrical fire, the damages that can result can be hazardous and therefore need to be properly addressed. Fire damage can cause major setbacks for a hotel, so it is important to know what to do if a catastrophic fire occurs.
Tips for fire damage:
- Assess the damages. To maintain safety, items such as food, clothing, furniture, etc. should be carefully inspected by a fire damage service provider before returning to the property.
- Do not overlook smoke and soot. Smoke and soot inhalation can cause severe health concerns, so it is necessary to inspect the hotel for such damages.
- There may be possible water damage. When fire officials use water to extinguish the fire threat, the water can potentially cause additional damages. The affected area(s) must be properly dried and treated to avoid further damages and possible mold growth.
SERVPRO Fullerton Placentia
Are YOU Ready? Disasters and resulting business interruption can devastate companies. It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster never reopen. Of those that reopened, the majority had some type of response plan in place. Let the SERVPRO of Fullerton Placentia Large Loss Response Team put your plan together. Our qualified team members will help with plan to get you back in business. Call us today 714-525-0158.