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Commercial Restoration Project
As a business owner, you already have a lot on your plate on any given day. You need to know who to call when something goes wrong or your business is damaged. Whether the damage your business is experiencing is from water, fire, or other weather-related issues, you need a company with the expertise and availability to assist you quickly after a disaster.
Here are some things to look for when seeking a Commercial Restoration Company.
Lost time is lost money. When looking for a company to help you restore your business, you need a team that understands how important and necessary it is to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible.
When in the midst of a disaster, you need to be able to pick up the phone and have immediate assistance from a team of highly trained professionals. It is important to pick a company that is available 24/7 for emergencies and near your business.
In times of stress, you need people who can talk you through it and communicate a plan, not add to it. When seeking Commercial Restoration, make sure you find someone that is ready to communicate a plan, a time frame, and peace of mind.
SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County is ready to be that company for you. We have experience in damage restoration and have covered commercial loss for many clients. Here are examples of restoration projects we’ve handled:
- Flood Damage
- Fire Damage
- Inclement Weather Damage
- Damage from Equipment Failure
- Damage from Vandalism
- Damage from Accidents
- Damage due to Aging of Property
Tips For Preventing Water Damage At Your Business!
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Tips for preventing water damage at your business
Inspect gutters and drainage
Fallen leaves and other debris in gutters and downspouts can lead to water damage to the exterior and interior walls of a building. Regularly inspect your business’s gutters, downspouts, and drainage system, and remove any debris or buildup. Have gutters professionally cleaned on a regular basis to ensure water is draining properly and away from the building.
Clear your Roof
Snow and ice accumulation on your business’s roof can result in weakened roofing materials and create “ice dams,” which prevent melted ice and snow from properly draining. Regularly remove snow and ice from your business’s roof to prevent structural damage. Know your roof’s load-bearing capacity, and periodically check to ensure that snow and ice aren’t accumulating beyond its weight limits.
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How To Prevent Water Damage In Office!
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How To Prevent Water Damage In Office
Know the location of the main valve
The main valve is the point of control where all incoming flow passes through. Conventionally, it is located in the lower-most part of the building where your supply pipe branches off the main pipe. You need to find this valve and label it, clearly pointing out its location and how to shut or open it. Additionally, you need to teach your employees how to operate all the valves, and not just the main valve. Most offices close for the night after business hours. During this time, the main valve should be shut. Make it a routine that the last person to leave the building should ensure that the valve has been closed. This action will save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
We Are A Large Loss Response Team!
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If you manage a building, like a high rise or an apartment complex, then you know that it can be stressful to keep up with the upkeep and maintenance of your building. You may not even have time to think about what happens in case your building gets flooded or has a fire. Do you know what your emergency plan is? One of the first questions you may ask yourself is if the team you’re about to bring on to do your restoration is properly equipped to handle such a large loss. But not to worry, because we here at SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County are! We are what’s called LLRT, or Large Loss Response Team. That means that we have the tools, the staff, and the experience to handle those huge jobs. We are held to a higher standard than your just regular restoration team, meaning that your job will be handle right every time.
Call US to Clean Your Home/Business!
Is productivity in your office on a downward slide and you can’t figure out why? Maybe your team members are getting sick, and have headaches and allergies that are unexplained? Then it maybe the cleanliness of your workspace. You may have a company come in every evening to take out the trash and vacuum, but do they really get down and dirty? How long has it been since your lobby chairs have been cleaned? What about your cubicle walls?
If you can’t answer these questions, then give us a call today! We can sanitize and make your workspace spic and span again so it can raise productivity and promote a happier, healthier workplace. We can even do it overnight and on the weekends, so we don’t disturb your productivity.
Water Damage Sudden Events
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Water Damage from Sudden Events
Property damage caused by water leaking from a broken pipe or appliance (such as a water heater) is generally covered under a property policy if the damage occurs suddenly. For example, suppose that a supply line to a water fountain in your office suddenly ruptures. Leaking water damages the floor near the water fountain. Assuming your property policy includes building coverage, it should cover the cost to replace the damaged floor.
Property policies also cover sudden water leaks from fire protective systems. For example, an employee of yours is positioning a ladder in your office to change a light bulb when he accidentally hits a sprinkler head. Water pours out of the damaged head, damaging office furniture. Your property policy should cover the damage to the furniture.
Note that property policies generally don't cover damage caused by water that backs up from a sewer, drain or sump pump.
How To Clean Up!
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How to Clean Up
- Wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, and goggles during cleanup of affected area. • Remove and discard items that cannot be washed and disinfected (such as carpeting, carpet padding, rugs, upholstered furniture, foam-rubber items, books, wall coverings, and most paper products). • Remove and discard drywall and insulation that has been contaminated with sewage or flood waters. • Thoroughly clean all hard surfaces (such as flooring, concrete, molding, wood and metal furniture, countertops, appliances, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures) with hot water and laundry or dish detergent and disinfect with a solution of 1 cup of bleach to five gallons of water. • Steam clean all carpeting. • Help the drying process by using fans, air conditioning units, and dehumidifiers. • Have your onsite waste-water system professionally inspected and serviced if you suspect damage. • After completing the cleanup, wash your hands with soap and water. Use water that has been boiled for 1 minute (allow the water to cool before washing your hands). o Or you may use water that has been disinfected for personal hygiene use (solution of whichever teaspoon of household bleach per 1 gallon of water). Let it stand for 30 minutes. If the water is cloudy, use a solution of ¼ teaspoon of household bleach per 1 gallon of water. • Wash all clothes worn during the cleanup in hot water and detergent. These clothes should be washed separately from uncontaminated clothes and linens. • Wash clothes and linens contaminated with flood or sewage water in hot water and detergent. It is recommended that a laundromat be used for washing large quantities of clothes and linens until your onsite waste-water system has been professionally inspected and serviced.
Get Your Hurricane Season ERP!
Hurricane season is officially in swing, and so is cooler weather (hopefully? maybe?) and with that cooler weather brings rain and thunderstorms. Are you and your commercial business ready for the rainy weather? If you aren’t, give us a call today and we can set up an appointment with one of our representatives to come out to start an ERP, which is short for Emergency Ready Program. ERPs are free to you and help us establish a plan of action in the event your office is flooded by water. We can identify where vital things are in your building like water shut offs.
Fire and water damage can cause your business to lose a ton of money, and some businesses don’t even reopen after a disaster. Make sure you’re protected and call us today at 281-342-5326!
Does Your Commercial Business Have A Plan?
The holiday season is coming up, and that could mean it’s one of the busiest times of the year for your business! You may not be thinking about it – but do you have a plan in place just incase your office or retail store floods during this busy time? What about if you happen to have a fire? With our ERP or Emergency Ready Program, we can help! With this program, we can walk through your commercial space, document things like water shut offs and floor plans. We will then write up a comprehensive plan and give you a copy – keeping one for ourselves so we know exactly where everything is and what needs to happen in the event of an emergency
So, give us a call today to schedule an -appointment @ -281-342-5326
Commercial Storm Preparedness
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We are in the middle of Hurricane season! And it’s been a REALLY active one so, it’s important that we make sure to protect our businesses against water damage and storm damages. When it comes to being prepared, that’s where we come in. We can write an ERP, or Emergency Ready Plan, for you. We’ll detail everything in our plan, from fire, to water damage and where the shut offs are, to even storm damage. When you’re prepared, it makes mitigation quicker and can get your and your team back on your feet and ready to get back to business and making money.
Where is the Water Shut Off?
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Many workplaces always call on the boss or the maintenance man when something goes wrong. What if they were home sick, or in a meeting and you need to locate the water shut off, where do you start?
By having a plan of action and including it in your regular training at your office you can minimize the cost if an unplanned event happens like a busted pipe, fire or any other type of disaster.
Some property managers use this as a tool to keep everything organized in one central location.
Is your business ready for a disaster? Even a simple pipe burst can cause a lot of damage and headaches. With a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile it can have the critical information to minimize damages, provide the resources for the employees of the company, and provide property details and information. This is a FREE service that we provide to commercial properties.
Types of Equipment Used in Commercial Large Losses
When it comes to commercial large loss restoration, it is crucial for the job to be done quickly and efficiently to reduce the financial loss to the company. There are several SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Centers throughout the U.S. The key to effective large loss restoration is having the right equipment to get the job done efficiently. This guide explains the main types of industrial equipment that are used by SERVPRO to provide commercial restoration services for large losses.
The mobile command center is an important piece of equipment for handling large commercial losses. These command centers are large trailers that can serve as a temporary space for employees to resume business operations while the property of the business is being restored.
It is common for businesses to lose power when a disaster causes major damage. If there is no power on-site to power up the restoration equipment, the restoration process will take much longer. SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss centers use mobile generators that are powerful enough to provide power to any size building
Large scale water damage can result from natural floods, storms, pipe bursts, and from extinguishing a fire if there was one on the property. Excess water and moisture in a building will not only cause severe structural damage, but also result in the appearance of mold which will make the damage worse. SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss centers use desiccant dehumidifier units to dry large areas affected by water damage. These trailer mounted units use low vapor air pressure which speeds up the evaporation process by extracting the moisture from the affected materials. This is the most effective way to handle large scale structural drying and humidity control.
Commercial Flooding Damage
SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County is an experienced & trusted water damage remediation company. Call us @ (281)-342-5326.
Clogged drains can cause overflows resulting in water damage, and usually do so with no notice. You suddenly have a massive amount of water where it does not belong. Expert, fast action is needed and is essential to protect your property to minimize the harm. Since plumbing accidents can happen without warning, SERVPRO has experienced crews ready to respond to your water removal emergency any time of the day, any day of the week. We act quickly to ensure the safety of you and our workers and determine the cause of the overflow problem in your home. If it has not already been done, we shut down the water supply. Upon arrival, we pre-inspect the damaged areas carefully and look for any dangerous situations such as electrical hazards or soft subflooring. The standing water is then pumped out with industrial, truck-mounted pumps for large volumes of water. If the sink is located on an upper floor, we check the walls and floors underneath it for any water seepage and remove that as necessary. SERVPRO technicians also use a moisture meter to figure out the extent of the water penetration in flooring, ceilings, and walls. We move and block any furniture when necessary and extract water from hard surface flooring and carpeting. Carpets are detached, and we then extract the water from the padding and floor. The pad is removed from your structure and in most cases, it is discarded. Once everything affected is checked for additional damages such as delamination in carpets, or visible mold, we treat with an appropriate deodorizer and antimicrobial. We position air movers for drying, so they deliver a rapid airflow to the wet surfaces. We base the number of air movers on the recommendations from IICRC. The driers are often checked, and the positions of them are shifted as needed to make sure your home is dried in the shortest amount of time possible.
Have You Found Mold?
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Nothing is standard when it comes to mold damage remediation since different areas have different contamination levels. If it is a small section of your business premises that have contamination, we must contain the area to ensure the spores do not disperse to uncontaminated areas. If air vents are supplying and returning from the site, we must block them. Putting the site under negative pressure can also limit the movement of spores in your business.
The type of material or surface the mold is growing on determines the remediation technique we use to remove the mold contamination from your business. If our SERVPRO technicians notice there is active mold on porous items such as insulation, carpeting, fabrics, and drywall, we have to remove the material from the site. If carpets and some of your upholstered furniture are not extremely contaminated, we may perform steam cleaning with the aim of cleaning them. We do not perform wet vacuuming on porous items since some mold fragments can remain within the item. The type of material or surface the mold is growing on determines the mold damage remediation technique we use to remove the contamination. We can damp-wipe nonporous materials such as metals, glass, and plastics using a disinfectant. If the mold is not firmly attached to such items, we can clean them using HEPA vacuuming. Our SERVPRO team can scrub wooden floors and use a wood floor cleaner when cleaning wooden floors. Some of the methods we use when cleaning semi-porous materials such as concrete and wood include wire brushing, damp wiping, and sanding. Wood that has undergone rotting weakens and should be removed and replaced. Once we complete cleaning, we give the mold spores time to settle before we can repeat the cleaning process. Also, cleaning takes place from the upper parts of a structure towards its bottom parts.
Top 3 Commercial Plumbing Issues
A blocked sewer can wreak havoc on any commercial establishment in Houston, TX. A plumbing system is a complex network of pipelines. When it malfunctions, it can cause problems ranging from water leaks to sewage overflows. Whether you own a restaurant, an apartment complex or anything in between, there are a few common issues to look out for.
1. Overflowing Toilet
It's stinky, messy and can happen when you least expect it. Yes, it's the dreaded overflowing toilet. In fact, it's the leading cause of water damage in commercial properties. Overflows occur when there's a blockage in the pipeline. Common causes for these blockages include:
• Tree roots
• Toilet paper buildup
• A shift in the building's foundation
• Poorly installed plumbing drains
If it's a minor mishap, your maintenance crew can handle it. Otherwise, if there's extensive water-related damage, a professional cleaning service has the expertise to come in and straighten things out.
2. Blocked Pipes
A blocked sewer system doesn't pop up overnight. This plumbing problem develops over time. The main causes of blockages come from debris buildup and tree root infiltration. As a preventive measure, consider having a commercial plumbing company inspect your pipeline system on a routine basis.
3. Busted Pipes
Can your building's pipes handle freezing temperatures? If not, you may be in for a rude awakening when winter hits. Frigid weather conditions often result in pipe breaks, especially in areas of your property where there's missing insulation, outside walls and drafty areas. Fortunately, many insurance providers cover water damage related to busted pipes.
Sewage problems come with the territory when you own commercial property. To prepare, it's best to know the common issues buildings encounter, such as such as a toilet overflow, a blocked sewer and busted pipes. While your maintenance staff can address minor issues, it's better to hire a commercial cleaning company in Houston, TX for major pipeline disasters. For more information, visit www.SERVPROwestfortbendcounty.com
Commercial Building Restoration and Cleaning Services in Houston
SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business. We understand that your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
- Small Office Buildings
- Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
- Apartment Buildings
- Small Retail Stores
- Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
- High-Rise Residential
- Manufacturing & Industrial
Every commercial property experiences wear and tear, including dirt and grime that accumulates from ordinary use. You can count on SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County to make your workspace look its very best. Professional cleaning helps to protect your carpet and upholstery and increase its life-span. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services:
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
- Commercial Mold Remediation
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Restoring Your Fort Bend County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Flooding and water damage events at Fort Bend County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work 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
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County
SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is 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.
Did your Important Documents Get Damaged During a Loss?
Businesses have tons of important documents and vital records that they store on-site. When water or fire damage occurs you can depend on SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County to help restore those important documents. It is key to bring in professionals as soon as possible to begin the document restoration. We restore building plans, historical documents, tax records, photographs etc. In commercial businesses there are many revolving things that can cause water damage to documents. Documents that are years old but important and need to be maintained are often kept in the basement of a facility. These areas are subject to water infiltration, sump pump failures, sewer back ups, mechanical room or line failures.
SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County offers many services to our customers other than the typical Fire & Water Restoration.
If you would like to be proactive and get an emergency plan in place for your business before a disaster strikes call us at (281) 342-5326.
Is Your Business Disaster Ready?
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Preparation is a vital component for making it through a disaster, whether its a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for these events is well before they happen. No one ever plans a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask your self and fellow employees, "Are you Ready for whatever happens."
The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a startup approach that provides the important information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It was created to help as a quick reference guide of the buildings most important information.
The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage:
- A no cost assessment of your facility
- This means you do not need to appropriate any funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
- A Compact Profile Document that contains only the important information needed in the event of an emergency.
- It will only take a short time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. Most importantly it will save you a lot of time if ever needed
- A guide to help you get back into your building after a disaster.
- This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action
- Establishes SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County a local franchise as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
- You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader close by.
- Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
- This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
- Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.
- Having quick reference guide provides solutions in the advance of a disaster, so that during a disaster you are "Ready for whatever happens."
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Not Just Your Typical Restoration Company!
This a tile floor sealing and grout coloring job we did at a restaurant in Sugar Land, TX. Let us bring back life to those old floors!
SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County specializes in many other fields rather than Fire and Water Restoration. We pride ourselves as one of the best cleaning companies in the Houston industry.
We offer several services to help your business open its doors on time and look its absolute best.
Post Construction Cleaning
- Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint, and decorate. SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building for interior design.
Dehumidification and Drying
- During the construction phase, a building can trap moisture. Excessive moisture can result in mold growth. If you feel that one your projects may have a moisture issue, let us provide the help you need to eliminate the moisture and prevent the potential for mold growth
- You want the facility to look its best when the doors open. SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County provides cleaning services to give the building that extra shine. Services include:
- Carpet, resilient floor prep and finish
- Ceiling, Walls and fixture cleaning
- Air Duct Cleaning
- Debris Removal
- Window Cleaning
- Tile Sealing
- Grout Coloring
Call today (281) 342-5326 and let SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County make that mess "Like it never even happened."