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Managing the Processes of Commercial Water Removal

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Unique Approaches for Commercial Water Removal in Security Law Firms

It is not easy to associate water spills with offices of a law firm, but it can happen if a pipe bursts in the washrooms or fire suppression sprinklers release water unexpectedly. Such incidents can have consequences extending beyond the confines of the firm because most clients that seek services of the law firm cannot afford to wait if the offices remain closed for long. We offer professional water removal services that help restore operations after a spill “Like it never even happened.” 

Managing the processes of commercial water removal in security so that partial operations can continue in the firm can be helpful. Many steps can help guarantee this including extracting water fast before it reaches all areas in the office. Our SERVPRO technicians use high capacity truck-mounted water extractors and submersible pumps to remove standing water quickly. We also use plastic sheets to create exclusion zones allowing operations to continue normally in unaffected areas while we proceed with removal. 

Law offices may be a beehive of activity during the day but have very little activity during the night. Capitalizing on the low activity periods to carry out some aspects of removal such as drying can help expedite the process. Our SERVPRO technicians have access to several sets of air movers, dehumidifiers and other drying equipment allowing us to maximize our efforts during the periods with low activity. We are also very flexible to work at any hour ensuring minimal interruptions to your regular activities. 

Presence of documents and electronics such as computers in a law firm can complicate the removal process. Moving and drying such items requires care to prevent additional damages after the initial exposure to water. At SERVPRO we have IICRC certified WRT, Water Restoration Technicians who can handle wet documents or electronics safely. We freeze wet documents to prevent further damage then use sublimation to dry them. The process changes water from the frozen solid form directly to a gas. 

In case of water problems in your San Angelo office, SERVPRO of San Angelo can help craft a solution that helps keep your services accessible. You can reach us at (325)942-0414 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

San Angelo Damage Remediation Experts

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician extracting water in a commercial building. SERVPRO can handle any water damage in any size of a commercial structure.

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.

Don't Share Your Office With Mold

8/16/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let mold be your new office decoration!

Since mold can grow on pretty much any organic surface where oxygen and moisture are readily available, the interior of your factory building in San Angelo could be under attack at any time. You could even have a mold problem growing out of sight, so being diligent with the maintenance and upkeep of your building is essential.  Not only can mold damage your building it can cause health effects for your workers as well. Therefore, it is necessary to clean it up right away, and recruiting the help of a remediation company such as SERVPRO helps get the job done faster and more efficiently. With our professional training and equipment, you can trust us to make your building look as if nothing ever happened.

Before our SERVPRO staff can help with the mold damage in your building, we take precautions such as establishing a containment area. We do this so that the mold does not spread to clean parts of your structure while we work. Containment can include installing plastic sheeting and creating negative air pressure inside the contaminated area. We also seal HVAC vents to stop the contamination getting into your duct system. Clean rooms are also established and used for decontaminating materials and equipment, as well as decontamination rooms for leaving and entering the work area.

To protect your building from a mold outbreak, it is also essential to make any repairs, such as fixing leaky roofs, cracked foundations, and unsealed windows and door frames. If you make the repairs as they occur and catch leaks and water damage before the wetness sits too long, you can do a lot to keep mold growth away.

The technicians at SERVPRO of San Angelo are experts at mold remediation, so you can trust us to thoroughly clean your business structure in San Angelo or Ballinger after an outbreak. Once you suspect you have an issue, give us a call at (325)942-0414 so we can stop it from spreading further.

Do You Know Where Your Water Supply Cut Off Is?

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

When the unfortunate happens, and a water pipe bursts in your business property, do you know where to run and turn off your water supply?

That is where SERVPRO of San Angelo comes in! One of the many services we provide is what we call, an ERP (Emergency Ready Profile). We create an Emergency Ready Profile personalized specifically for your business. The ERP helps to create a plan for your business in case a disaster was to happen in your property, such as a bursting pipe that causes a flood.

Benefits from an ERP:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes that SERVPRO of San Angelo as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

Call us today to schedule your free ERP, SERVPRO of San Angelo: 325-942-0414

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.