Recent Commercial Posts

Vandalism to Your Commercial Building

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Vandalism is the intentional damage and defacement of property without the owner’s consent. It is unimaginable to think that someone would deliberately cause harm to your business or commercial business, but the reality is there are many people that do partake in this behavior.

If your property or business was a victim of vandalism be sure to report it immediately to your local police department. Vandalism usually begets more vandalism so be sure to contact the experts at SERVPRO of Carmichael to take care of the issue right away.

Buildings and properties that are unkept are a bigger target for vandalism. Be sure to keep your property tidy and well-lit. Even consider installing cameras to record perpetrators in the case of an incident.

Another way to deter uninvited people from entering your property is getting shrubs or fences.

Although it is inevitable to ensure vandalism doesn’t happen, these steps can help prevent it. If you should fall victim to vandalism, allow SERVPRO of Carmichael to help you with our many services below.

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning

Is Your Carmichael Business Prepared

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Up to 50% of businesses never reopen following a disaster. This usually happens because the amount of damage was too large and too expensive to recover from. Your business should be prepared to minimize the damage to your business so that doors can open back for business.  

There are a few things you can do make sure your establishment is ready.

Continuity Plan

Business that do reopen after a disaster most had a preparedness plan. You must identify the components of your business that are essential for it to continue running. Prepare a plan with the appropriate staff as well. Your staff must know who and what should happen in the case of an emergency.

Prepare your Emergency Plan

Have a plan in place. Letting SERVPRO of Carmichael prepare an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) will help minimize the damage by having a quick response to an emergency. Knowing what and when to do will ensure that the right steps are taken.  Something as simple as just knowing where the shutoff valves can save you from extensive water damage.

Review Your Insurance

Make sure you are familiar with your insurance. You need to know who to call when you need answers regarding your business. Understanding your policies will help you be able know what is not covered and reassess if your needs require more coverage.

Cyber Security

The physical damages to your property but also internal damage to important files and data. Be sure to have all your data backed up.

Tips for Preparedness

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Be Prepared in Case of an Emergency

Up to 50% of businesses never reopen following a disaster. This usually happens because the amount of damage was too large and was too expensive to recover from. Your business should be prepared to minimize the damage to your business so that doors can open back for business.  

There are a few things you can do make sure your establishment is ready.

Continuity Plan

Business that do reopen after a disaster most had a preparedness plan. You must identify the components of your business that are essential for it to continue running. Prepare a plan with the appropriate staff as well. Your staff must know who and what should happen in the case of an emergency.

Prepare your Emergency Plan

Have a plan in place. Letting SERVPRO of Carmichael prepare an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) will help minimize the damage by having a quick response to an emergency. Knowing what and when to do will ensure that the right steps are taken.  Something as simple as just knowing where the shutoff valves can save you from extensive water damage.

Review Your Insurance

Make sure you are familiar with your insurance. You need to know who to call when you need answers regarding your business. Understanding your policies will help you be able know what is not covered and reassess if your needs require more coverage.

Cyber Security

The physical damages to your property but also internal damage to important files and data. Be sure to have all your data backed up.

Commercial Restoration Expertise

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage disasters at Carmichael commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. SERVPRO of Carmichael is specialized in dealing with small disasters or a large scale ones, 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. Safety is the most important thing that we provide to you. We reach a level of safety as soon as we can to avoid disrupting your home or business as least as possible.

We know that every minute spent is an minute 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.

Carbon Monoxide in Your Business: Silent Killer

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Carbon Monoxide is an invisible and odorless gas that is released when fuel sources do not burn completely. The sources of fuel can be oil, propane, gasoline, and even wood.  Even gas stovetops in your restaurant can be a source of CO if not used properly.  It can kill a person within minutes.

Carbon monoxide displaces the oxygen in the blood and deprives your vital organs of oxygen. Not having the proper detection system in place can put your employees at risk of death.

Below are some tips to prevent carbon monoxide leaks.

Read the manufacturers’ safety and operating guidelines of the equipment used.

Keep your fuel-burning appliances and engines properly ventilated.

Educate your employees on proper fuel use. Also educate them about the hazards and symptoms of CO exposure.

Do not use fuel-powered equipment indoors. Open doors and windows may not provide the adequate ventilation.

Check that batteries are working in detectors and change at least twice a year.

Your business should have CO detectors or alarm systems in place in the case of CO buildup. Have one of our experts at SERVPRO of Carmichael perform an inspection to see how well your business holds up to CO detection standards

Flood Proof Your Carmichael Home During Storms

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Carmichael has experienced flooding due to heavy rain and overfill from the rivers and creeks. When the rainy seasons hit make sure your home is prepared to minimize and avoid damage to your home.

Tips

Keep valuable items stored in higher grounds. Avoid storing them in basement.

Always ensure your gutters are cleaned. Clean gutters will control flow of rainwater to protect your home.

Consider investing in a sump pump for your basement in the case that water does flood your home.

These simple tips can help mitigate the damage to your home in the next storm.

Here to Help

Although a sump pump can help remove the water from your basement be sure to enlist the help of the experts at SERVPRO to fully access water damage or in the case of substantial damage to your home.

SERVPRO of Carmichael is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies. We can be at your home the same day to stop water damage in in its tracks. (916)967-2500

No One Plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be “Ready for whatever happens.”

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is the best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster. ERP’s are designed as a quick reference of important building and contact information.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage

  • A no cost assessment of your facility. This means there is no need to allocate funds giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. It will only take little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and is close by.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. This saves time, so we can begin the work of mitigating and reconstructing the damage which can save you time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. Have a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Dry Ice Blasting on Your Commercial Property

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Dry Ice Blasting on Your Commercial Property SERVPRO experts using dry ice blasting method.

Dry ice blasting is a method that blasts dry ice pellets to loosen the coating of the surface being treated. It is most commonly used for equipment maintenance in the food industry and printing industry. It is also gentle enough for fire damage restoration.

This very environmentally friendly and a fast method of cleaning. This process is a completely dry cleaning process since the dry ice pellets vaporize on contact with the surface it is cleaning. The great part is that is a zero-waste process. The only thing that needs to be disposed of is the coating that was blasted off. Surfaces will remain free of abrasions unlike traditional steel brushes or scrapers.

The most beneficial part about dry ice blasting is that it may be done even while equipment is operating. Dismantling and downtime can be costly.

Be sure to call the dry ice blasting experts at SERVPRO of Carmichael. (916)967-2500

SERVPRO of Carmichael Ready When Disaster Strikes!

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Nature strikes with no warming. It can wreak havoc with storms on your property or business. SERVPRO has a network of more than 1700 franchises nationwide and are ready for any size disaster. Our experts can clean and reconstruct any damage to your home caused by storms, flooding, fires or any type of disaster. Although it is impossible to prevent natural disasters we can offer you peace of mind with an Emergency Ready Profile.

SERVPRO of Carmichael can offer your business or property an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). One of our experts will visit your property and create a concise Profile Document that contains critical information in case of an emergency. This no cost assessment of your facility will provide SERVPRO crew with location of crucial shut-off valves, priority areas and contact information of your building so that when disaster strikes we can create an immediate plan of action to minimize damage.

Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so the during an emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Call SERVPRO of Carmichael at (916)967-2500 to set up an ERP for your facility.

Commercial Client Benefits

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Client Benefits Water damage cleanup and restoration after storm.

Multi-family, Residential and Commercial Property Managers

 

If you work in the property management industry you understand the value of a quick response and fast turn around time when it comes to an emergency situation. A quick response time can mean a reduction in the size and scope of the damage, It can also mean the difference between having a chance at saving business critical documents and equipment for the clients that are most important to you.

 

Multi-family, residential and commercial properties throughout the region have seen better days. Despite proper maintenance, many 30 to 50 year old structures were in danger of slowly succumbing to the severe showers saturating Sacramento in early spring.

 

Carmichael experienced record setting rainfall, causing intermittent flooding throughout the area. Strong winds ravaged roofs, hurling twisted limbs and branches into gutters, which sagged under the weight of rainwater. Our crews were out mitigating various types of water damage, re-mediating and restoring apartment complexes, commercial offices, retail establishments, and government property.

 

Commercial Client Benefits

 

Choosing SERVPRO of Carmichael for your commercial damage mitigation accrues you benefits not limited to:

 

 

    • Working with you to tailor the solution to you, priding ourselves in accurate and straightforward communication.

 

    • 34 years of experience sets us apart from the competition, we are the leader in commercial damage mitigation.

 

    • Every large commercial loss is supervised by a local commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

 

    • The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

 

 

We are Faster to Any Disaster!

 

An extra wet winter meant SERVPRO of Carmichael answered the call for commercial property managers in the following areas:

 

 

    • Crosswoods

 

    • Greengate

 

    • Sunrise Oaks

 

    • Sierra Gardens

 

    • Hillcrest

 

    • Crest Haven

 

    • Sierra Vista

 

    • Lead Hill

 

 

Call us today!

 

Contact the Commercial Fire and Water damage experts at SERVPRO of Carmichael when you discover damage at your business. Call (916) 967-2500 to set up an appointment for an inspection and consultation.

Mold Damage Remediation: A Job For Professionals At Your Carmichael Restaurant

2/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage Remediation: A Job For Professionals At Your Carmichael Restaurant Don't let mold close your restaurant. Call SERVPRO for quick remediation action.

Commercial Health Codes Require Professional and Thorough Mold Damage Remediation


Because fungi thrive in moist areas, the kitchen often hosts a worrisome outbreak of mold damage at your restaurant. Wherever water collects any nearby mold spores feed off the moisture, growing into an infestation unless proper precautions are in place. SERVPRO has trained, certified, and experienced mold remediation on staff to implement these safeguards for your business.
 
Commercial mold damage remediation is not a do-it-yourself endeavor at your Carmichael restaurant, particularly when commercial health code standards are at stake. Spores are always in the air and on top of surfaces indoors, and you, your staff, and your customers also carry them into your eating establishment on clothing and footwear. Simply reacting each time you note some mildew or mold is ineffective. Invite us to work with you to design a mold remediation plan that manages a current outbreak while also minimizing the chance of mold damage in the future.
 
SERVPRO crews use a protocol approved by the EPA to manage mold damage effectively. Expect a three prong attack on mold damage. First, we find and contain all evident mold colonies. Other areas of your business need not close down in most cases. We keep uncontaminated spaces mold-free by misting the existing mold to prevent it from floating through the air, erecting physical barriers, or using negative air pressure machines during clean up. Second, the mold is removed completely, including porous items it infiltrated. We encase and dispose of the actual mold colonies according to local codes. Third, spores stirred up settle and we wipe them down with a detergent solution or vacuum up using HEPA filters.
 
Once the mold damage is removed and areas cleaned, the final step is to eradicate the moisture problem that fed the spores. SERVPRO staff will inspect for plumbing leaks, clogs in HVAC drainage systems, condensation around AC units or refrigerators, and other sources of water. Abatement of the water problems is the best protection against future mold damage. We test for moisture levels and recommend reduction of air humidity levels of over 60 percent using ventilation, dehumidifiers, or a combination of strategies.
 
Contact the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Carmichael when you suspect mold growth in your restaurant. Call (916) 967-2500 to set up an appointment for an inspection and consultation.

Careless Guest Causes Water Damage to Your Carmichael B And B

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Careless Guest Causes Water Damage to Your Carmichael B And B Your eclectic guests will never know that the bathroom they are using had sustained water damage when you call SERVPRO to remediate. Call today.

SERVPRO Can Get Your Bathroom Guest Ready After Damage


Usually, a bucket and mop is the answer, but this weekend a long shower with the curtains pulled out of the tub by a guest at your B and B completely flooded the bathroom floor and dripped down into the dining room. SERVPRO arrived promptly, and the restoration has begun.
 
Even with signs and reminders, the occasional paying guest fails to pull the shower curtains closed on the claw foot tub, causing commercial water damage to your quaint Carmichael rental house. Call us quickly so we can get rid of the water and work on the damage when chances are best for a complete restoration. Our well-trained technicians use techniques that will surprise you by their effectiveness. Our professional grade water extractors make quick work of removing major moisture from tiles and carpets. Then air movers and dehumidifiers reduce the wetness to lower levels fast, allowing your next guests to relax and walk in comfort.
 
When you have put time and money into creating a special ambiance that will make your guests feel cozy and at home away from home, tearing out and replacing water damaged floors or walls is not the answer. SERVPRO understands that restoration is crucial to a satisfactory result after accidental water damage occurs to your holiday rental property. You need to be able to count on the damaged areas quickly being brought back to preloss condition so you can invite your next guests without incident to enjoy their stay.

We use state of the art methods to dry items in place, including carpeting and wall coverings.  Fast action by our team limits the possibility of lasting or permanent damage, including avoiding bowed walls or rippled floor coverings. Wooden floors bounce back very well if we get the water off, and we have ways of drying flooring from the bottom if water puddled and drained through. Strategic placement of fans and judicious use of heat can be very effective. The dreaded risk of mold is nearly nonexistent if all areas are dried to appropriate humidity levels within hours instead of days.
 
Call SERVPRO of Carmichael right away if accidental water damage threatens the rentability of your B and B. Operators are waiting at (916) 967-2500 to schedule an inspection by our water damage experts.

Specialty Merchandise Restorations After Commercial Water Damage

11/19/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Specialty Merchandise Restorations After Commercial Water Damage When you are facing commercial water damage, call SERVPRO to remediate!

SERVPRO Can Quickly Remediate Your Water Damaged Business

Water damage to merchandise is hurtful for any business, but small shop owners are often hit the hardest. The loss of some or all inventory to water damage can be devastating, and it may well be that saving your goods is a top priority in the wake of commercial water damage, be it from clean or murky water. SERVPRO has access to a number of advanced cleaning and restoration tools and techniques, and contacts to help repair many more items, so be sure to ask us how you may be able to save inventory when you call.
 
Fabrics
 
For clothing and fabrics, SERVPRO has a cache of high-performance machinery and specialty techniques to help them avoid the worst of your commercial water damage in Carmichael. In some cases, a thorough wash will be sufficient; we keep high-capacity and thorough industrial-grade washing machines available for just such a task. For more delicate work or items that can't go through the wash, however, we are also able to apply specialty cleaning solutions (such as hand-applied foam scrubs) and contract out work to local dry cleaners. Depending on the situation and type of water damage, fabrics may also need very little or no cleaning at all.
 
Electronics
 
If your store sells electronics, it can be difficult to come to terms with the loss of these items. Electronics are, of course, valuable and highly vulnerable to water damage. However, a total loss may be avoided, and we often employ contractors to help restore and refurbish water damaged electronics. In most cases, these devices are then sold off individually (often online, on platforms such as eBay and Amazon) or sold to a bulk buyer who does this on a regular basis.
 
SERVPRO of Carmichael is committed to helping business owners save money in any way possible after a disaster. For fast and affordable restorations, call us at (916) 967-2500.