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Commercial Fire Safety
A fire can pose difficult challenges for a large commercial or small business. It not only does it halt business operations and customer relationships but could have adverse impact to equipment, materials and structures which can be disastrous. It is critical as a business owner to not only focus on the health of your business but also on fire prevention, risk and staff education to help reduce the chance of fire damage.
Here are some suggestions to lessen the risk of fire hazards in the workplace.
Have your Fire Marshall or local Fire Department inspect equipment and chemical areas routinely. Make certain that the fire alarm and sprinkler systems are in excellent working order.
Consider purchasing a sprinkler system if you do not have one. According to NFPA, “Sprinkler systems were effective at controlling 96% of fires in which they operated.
If there are old appliances on site, it is time to think about replacing them.
Unplug small appliances over the weekend – coffee makers and microwaves.
Make sure that the appliances are given plenty of room to breathe. This includes mechanical rooms. This area should always be neat and free from clutter.
Make sure that your employees know where the fire extinguishers are located in the building. And know how to use them.
Have an evacuation plan.
Do not allow smoking in or around the building.
Make sure to keep all doors closed during business hours. This is not only for security but the fire safety.
Just like at home make sure that the garbage is taken out daily.
At SERVPRO of Gilbert, we know how devastating a fire can be to your business. Our team of professional technicians have helped several businesses recover small to extensive fire clean up damage. We will remove the debris, cleanup the area, help improve air quality, remove odor, clean water damage as well as store and clean your property. Our goal is to return your site to the pre-fire condition.
Call SERVPRO of Gilbert for all your commercial fire and water restoration needs. (480) 558-7620
Need Restoration Help With Your Commercial Property?
Imagine the panic that you feel as a business owner when you walk into your establishment on Monday morning to find the floor of your business is covered with water. This is what happened to one of our local commercial customers.
If this happens to your commercial business always remember safety first. Turn off all the power in the rooms that are impacted. Never walk through the building with the electricity on or operate any electrical appliance while standing on wet floors. Plus, you do not know if the free standing water is a bio-hazard (sewage) or not.
If you know where your water value key is take it and locate your main water shut off value for value most commercial properties is located outside the building. Using your value key, turn the water to prevent any additional water flow.
Contact your building manager, SERVPRO of Gilbert or plumber.
Water damage can strike commercial property at any time. This damage can keep your business sidelined impacting your customers and business. From major storm events to broken water lines, our professional highly trained water damage restoration technicians at SERVPRO of Gilbert are available 24/7 to help quickly mitigate the damage, preserve valuables and manage any of your restoration needs.
Call us for large or small commercial water damage concerns. (480) 558-7620
Gilbert Bars, Pubs, Restaurants, Fire Odors and Help from SERVPRO
Enjoy the Drinks, Not the Smoke Odors in Your Local Gilbert Bar--Call SERVPRO for Improved Indoor Air Quality
Store-Bought Cleaning Chemicals Do Not Reverse Fire Damage to a Bar in Gilbert
Fire damage to a bar can prove devastating to the business if the damage is not dealt with swiftly. Even fires that leave minimal visual damage or smoke residues can still prove detrimental in the long run, as smoke odors typically cannot be masked through store-bought air fresheners and deodorizing tools.
Calling in a company like SERVPRO to handle fire and smoke damage cleanup and restoration in Gilbert ensures that the job is done quickly and your customers do not stop coming due to the presence of smoke odors.
We specialize in providing high-quality fire damage treatments for hospitality centers and gathering places across Gilbert. With specific cleaning and deodorizing agent mixtures designed to target individual types of smoke and fire damage, we can provide the most thorough odor elimination job possible. Our careful treatments with advanced cleaning chemicals, many specially formulated to SERVPRO specifications, are imperative to prevent additional damage to the building and eliminate the many different types of smoke residues that may still linger in your business.
SERVPRO of Gilbert provides high-quality specialist fire damage restoration treatments to help your business be rid of smoke odors as fast as possible. Contact us at (480) 558-7620 for our services or a quote.
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Do Not Drive Customers Away From Your Clothing Store in Gilbert Due to Water Damage
Water damage to your clothing store in Gilbert can be a cause for significant concern. Damages do not just go away once the water dries up, and in some cases, the drying process may cause even more problems for the business. Hiring a professional damage mitigation company like SERVPRO helps you avoid some of the issues associated with improper drying situations.
Many effects of water damage to a clothing store in Gilbert are visual and can be readily seen by customers in the store. Most people do not want to shop and spend money somewhere with wet or loose carpeting, blended or washed out colors, and potential signs of mold damage. The soft fabrics of clothes can be especially affected by excessive moisture and dampness.
We work fast to dry out the area with powerful air movers and dehumidifiers while ensuring that any damages are noted and restored once the area is dry. We also take steps to prevent mold growth, which can cause health effects and result in safety code violations if allowed to grow unchecked in your business.
SERVPRO of Gilbert provides expert damage mitigation and restoration services for businesses across the local area. Call us 24/7 at (480) 558-7620.
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Contact Our Crew When You Discover A Mold Infestation In Your San Tan Valley Business
SERVPRO of Gilbert is ready to plan effective mold remediation for your commercial space.
Reliable Mold Damage Remediation Services For Your San Tan Valley Business
San Tan Valley businesses might believe mold issues are rare in our arid climate. Although we only average 10 inches of rain a year, outdoor humidity is not the only cause of mold growth. Retailers, event centers, health clubs, schools, restaurants, or hotels, among other commercial properties, risk constant exposure to water incursions. Even a small leak or a spill left unabated can fuel the growth of mold colonies in as little as one day to 48 hours.
Commercial mold damage in San Tan Valley needs fast and expert remediation. Mold spores are everywhere. It is unrealistic for a restoration company to promise to get rid of mold spores. The spores alone are little trouble if moisture is controlled. If water is available, even in small amounts, a spore can grow and multiply into a significant colony. We help assess the source of the moisture and help arrange for that wetness to be eliminated. Then we remediate your mold damage using protocols developed for schools and commercial buildings by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The SERVPRO remediation team arrives and inspects your site. Once the mold colonies are located, including hidden mold growth we seek hiding in, behind, and under building materials, we contain the area. Containment keeps the mold debris from drifting into unaffected areas. It also can permit you to continue business in the non-moldy spaces. We use heavy plastic sheeting and technology such as negative pressure air scrubbers that seal the area and vent contaminated air through HEPA filters to the outdoors.
Our technicians achieve removal via mechanical measures, using brushes and other tools to scrape mold from non-porous surfaces. Porous building materials such as insulation might be bagged with the mold and discarded, but other mold infiltrations into components like drywall and wood framing often respond well to soda blasting. The controlled abrasive action, along with the inhibiting effect of sodium bicarbonate on mold, removes the residues. SERVPRO technicians employ HEPA-filtered vacuums to suction up any residual moldy debris.
A final treatment with an EPA-registered disinfectant, wiped or sprayed, limits the possibility of rebound mold growth. SERVPRO employees wear personal protective gear throughout to limit tracking of mold spores into other areas of your business.
SERVPRO of Gilbert is ready to plan effective mold remediation for your commercial space. Call (480) 558-7620 for evaluation at your earliest suspicion that mold is active in your property.
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How To Expect The Unexpected In Your Gilbert Business
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Smart Business Move -- Prepare For The Possibility Of Commercial Water Damage In Gilbert
Whether your Gilbert business manages condo or townhouse complexes, is a retail outlet or restaurant, or provides other goods or services, damage from a water crisis can bring misery and financial ruin. Modern water mitigation techniques are up to the task of restoring the harm, but timing is everything. Consider working with us to develop a plan that anticipates the problems and puts in place solutions designed for your business’s particular situation.
Commercial water damage in Gilbert is costly in both money and reputation. A business that experiences water incursion must not only respond to the damage done to structures and contents, but also assure tenants, customers, and clients that the issue is only a setback, not an event that makes your services and products permanently unavailable. Preparing for our capable services should they be needed gives your business contacts the confidence that you will be back and ready to meet their needs swiftly.
SERVPRO offers a unique opportunity to our commercial customers through the implementation of our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). One of our experienced project managers travels to your site or sites to evaluate your vulnerabilities if water damages should intrude. We also take pictures and make diagrams so that the spaces inside are familiar in the event we need to respond.
Expect recommendations that we intend to limit the consequences of water damage. Suggestions to adapt storage decisions, protect vital equipment, or make repairs or replacement to systems we note need maintenance go a long way to reduce the risk of water damage or make it less devastating if it occurs. SERVPRO codifies the assessment into an easily accessible digital document to which we can refer if necessary.
You have a chance to add pertinent details to the ERP through the use of our mobile app. A personalized Profile allows you to rank your priorities, share information about vendors and contractors who can assist SERVPRO technicians responding to the water crisis, and designate trusted employees or others who can direct the mitigation and restoration effort if you are unavailable. Using the ERP system also clarifies you determined to use our services to respond to the water damage.
SERVPRO of Gilbert awaits your call to start designing a unique Emergency Ready Plan for your business. Contact us at (480) 558-7620 to schedule an assessment with one of our seasoned managers.
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Commercial Water Loss
Technique of drilling holes into the wall to speed up drying time.
When water losses occur in commercial businesses the objective is to get the business up and running as soon as possible so as to avoid loss of income and production for that business. SERVPRO of Gilbert has the latest technology in cleaning and drying equipment as well as highly trained technicians to service commercial properties fast.
This photo is an example of how in select situations we are able to remove the vinyl molding at the base of the wall and drill several 1/2" holes every foot along the base of the wall. Air movers are then placed along the wall blowing drying air. This helps increase circulation within the wall and speeds up the drying process while avoiding cutting into the drywall. When the area is completely dry it is easy to repair the holes and replace the vinyl molding.
At SERVPRO of Gilbert we understand how a water or fire loss can cause chaos to a business. We are here to help.