Recent Commercial Posts

How to Recover Flooded Electronics

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

When your business in San Angelo TX floods, it’s not just the walls and the flooring that are affected. All the items in the area with the water damage probably need to be restored or replaced. Recovering flooded electronics is a delicate process that requires the expertise of water restoration specialists. Knowing the stages involved in the process, however, can improve your peace of mind.

Assessment

The first thing the experts are going to do is inspect the items. They remove them from the water and detach them from power sources in a safe manner. After they inspect the electronic damage, they can determine the steps to take next.

Protection

To protect the items from further damage, they must be removed from danger. Some of the flooded electronics may be too big to remove from the area. The fridge in the break room, for example, must be covered and set aside but will probably remain in the building. Technicians can remove smaller items:

• Computers
• Microwaves
• Screens
• Copiers

Dehumidification

To prevent further damage to electronics that remain in the building, specialists must extract the floodwaters and bring the humidity level down to about 25%. Industrial grade dehumidifiers and fans can assist with this process.

Cleaning

Before your damaged electronics can be restored, they probably need to be cleaned. Some of the items may need to be taken to an off-site facility to complete this process. The cleaning process arrests corrosion and ensures that any contamination left by the water is eliminated.

Drying

The last step of the process is drying the electronics. If they cannot be dried, or if it would be more expensive to dry them than replace them, the specialists can let you know. Do not attempt to use electronics that have not been thoroughly cleaned and dried.

Flooded electronics are part of the damage sustained when your business. Through quick and persistent work, however, professional restorers may be able to save your electronic equipment. Visit SERVPROOfSanAngelo.com for more information on commercial water damage. 

Claims for Commercial Fire Losses

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Give SERVPRO of San Angelo a call after commercial fire damage.

The process of putting out a fire in San Angelo can cause as much or more damage to property as the fire itself. While you want to resume normal operations as quickly as possible, it’s important to assess all aspects of fire damage and thoroughly understand how the provisions of your insurance policy can help you recover. Take these steps to begin the recovery process. Mitigate Damage Preventing as much damage as possible after the fire can reduce the amount of your claim. Consider implementing these fire mitigation measures: • Limit access to the property to minimize the risk of injury or further damage • If utility services have not already been cut off, switch off electricity, gas and water • Resist the urge to begin clean-up efforts until fire damage professionals determine how to proceed Document the Physical Damage Your insurance provider will need to know the extent of your physical losses. These can be documented through the use of photographs that exist in off-site storage or on a website, and through business records maintained by outside accountants or vendors. Your bank may be able to provide blueprints that can assist in determining any level of damage to the structure that will require repair. Your insurance adjuster can help you through this process. Determine the Extent of Records Loss If vital financial records were damaged or destroyed in the fire and its aftermath, you may consider calling in a forensic accountant. Such experts can help you recreate financial records, substantiate your losses properly and ensure that you receive full value for the insurance coverage you’ve purchased. Estimate the Cost of Business Interruption You may need or want to continue operations at another location while restoration is in progress. In that case, you’ll incur these expenses, at minimum:

• Property rental

• Equipment and furnishings leasing

• Utility service fees

Fire damage doesn’t have to mean the end of your business. Understanding the provisions of your insurance coverage and engaging fire restoration professionals can help you put the trauma behind you. Visit SERVPROOfSanAngelo.com for more information on commercial fire damage. 

Commercial Water Loss

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water loss is something we all have to deal with. It can sneak up on you in a matter of minutes potentially causing tremendous amounts of damage to building or structure in which it has originated from. SERVPRO of San Angelo prides itself on continuing to set an industry high standard on the protocols and procedures used to deal with commercial water loss. From the state of the art drying software and equipment, we use to the continued training the SERVPRO staff receives to make sure that the job is not just done correctly, but done on time and done in a professional fashion. Next time you or anyone you know suffers a devastating loss call SERVPRO of San Angelo, (325)942-0414 and we will come out and get the job done right. 

San Angelo Damage Remediation Experts

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Are you a business owner in the Concho Valley?  Have you experienced a recent water, fire or bio-hazard damage at your commercial property?  Are you looking for a reputable company with commercial remediation experience that offers a full service including construction?  Then, look no further because SERVPRO of San Angelo is here to help.  Conveniently available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, SERVPRO of San Angelo is able to work within the parameters of any commercial job site.  Our goal is to get your business up and running as soon as possible to limit the interruption to your business.  We have worked around schedules so that businesses could stay open while remediation occurred on the off hours in order to avoid monetary disruption.  We know commercial losses are complex and we will work with you directly to help facilitate your needs.  Call us at (325)942-0414 to see how we can help get your business back into business.

Our business is to get your business back to work for you in San Angelo and the Concho Valley. SERVPRO of San Angelo is here to help.

Building Safety

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

San Angelo Building Safety

Building Safety is an opportunity to educate insurance and commercial property professionals, as well as the general public, on “what it takes to create safe, resilient, affordable, and energy efficient homes and buildings,” according to the ICC website.

IMPORTANT TIPS FROM THE ICC
Disaster Safety & Mitigation
  

  • If you live in a high wind or hurricane prone area and do not have tested and code-approved shutters for protection from wind borne debris, consider temporarily protecting your doors and windows by mounting exterior grade, 7/16" minimum thickness plywood and fastening it into place. Visit www.flash.org for
    detailed instructions on how to use plywood for emergency board-up.
  • Consider building or retrofitting to create a tornado-safe room in your home. Follow ICC/NSSA 500 Standard for detailed construction information and to ensure you achieve the highest level of protection for your family.
  • In wildfire prone areas, remove fine (dead grass, leaves, etc.) and coarse fuels (dead twigs, branches, etc.) within 30 feet of a building to create a survivable space in case of wildfire. Be sure to remove dry leaf and pine litter from roofs, rain gutters, decks, and walkways. Follow ICC’s International Wildland-Urban Interface Code®
    for detailed requirements.
  • Flooded roads could have significant damage hidden by floodwaters. Never drive through floodwaters
    or on flooded roads. Do not
    attempt to cross a flowing stream. It takes only six inches of fast flowing water to sweep you off your feet and two feet of water to move an SUV-sized vehicle.

Source: iccsafe.org

San Angelo Government Facilities

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

San Angelo Government Facilities

Government facilities in San Angelo need to stay open as much as possible when they experience a water or fire damage event.  SERVPRO of San Angelo is dedicated to working with all businesses to quickly remediate the damage to minimize the downtime required to finish the process.  We are committed to answer the call and quickly assess the damage to begin mitigation procedures.  This helps to ensure minimum service interruptions and lower recovery costs. SERVPRO of San Angelo Franchise Professionals respond to disaster situations with the right personnel & equipment to provide timely mitigation.  From large disasters to those special cleaning needs that exceed the capabilities of a facility's janitorial service, SERVPRO of San Angelo Professionals are committed to timely response and total customer satisfaction.

With over 30 years experience in cleanup and restoration... SERVPRO of San Angelo Professionals are faster to any size disaster.