Archived Commercial Blog Posts
Do you have time?
Time is a precious commodity. When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO OF EUREKA for all of your commercial cleaning needs. Did you know that when you hire SERVPRO OF EUREKA for maintenance cleaning, you get around-the-clock restoration services built with you in mind? Quality cleaning and quick response- that's the SERVPRO OF EUREKA way-.
Call SERVPRO OF EUREKA for all of your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Through it all, you can expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price.
A plan is key!
The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it now!
As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster according to research. Of the businesses that survive, they had a preparedness plan in place. Pre planning can serve as an insurance policy for peace of mind.
Do you or your employees know where the shut off valve to your building's gas line is? Do you have an escape plan if your commercial building catches fire? Do you know how to shut off the water if your building starts to flood?
These are all things that SERVPRO OF EUREKA would be happy to show you! We have an Emergency Ready Plan specialist that can help you plan and prevent severe damage to your work place.
Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.
Give us a call today for your free Emergency Ready Plan. 707-445-0900
Why Commercial Buildings Need Duct Cleaning
With all of the regular maintenance of a Commercial Building, do you also need to clean your ducts regularly?
If your building is a motel, hotel, casino or school,it is recommended to have them cleaned once a year to stay on top of any build up or issues in the ducts.
Poor indoor air quality, a weak air filtration system and duct leaks can all result in dust entering the duct system. This dust can accumulate to the point that it starts to break off and re-enter your air. When this happens, you may notice your workspaces become dusty faster.
Occasionally because of high humidity or a water leak, mold may start to grow in the ducts. Mold in the ducts releases tiny spores that will end up circulating through your whole building. In addition to aggravating allergies and asthma, exposure to mold spores increases risk of upper respiratory infection.
Pest infestations are another reason your ducts should be checked and cleaned. It's not uncommon for mice, squirrels, bees, and other pests to find their way into a duct system. Once inside, they leave behind nesting material, hair, and dead insects. Particles of these are then blown out into your rooms.
To protect your business, employees and customers, it is wise to have your ducts cleaned and maintained annually. This is just one more of the services provided by SERVPRO OF EUREKA. Give us a call today! 707-445-0900
When Your Commercial Building Has Been Damaged By Fire, Call SERVPRO OF EUREKA!
Commercial fires can have devastating consequences for business owners. Not only is your building damaged, but any equipment or inventory inside the building can be damaged as well.
Not all fires can be prevented. But there are cautionary steps that you can take to prevent many of them. Electrical fires are a common type of fire that can happen in commercial buildings and they cause very costly property damage. The good news is that they are also quite often avoidable.
Never overload a power strip or electrical outlet. They can only handle a certain amount of electricity. If they become overloaded, a fire is more likely to start.
In addition to avoiding power overloads, it's important that you maintain order in the workplace setting. You can reduce the risk of fire by keeping chemicals and other flammable materials away from power strips, electrical outlets, and other areas of the property that experience high levels of heat and electrical arcing.
Know that clutter is a huge fire hazard, store boxes containing documents in file cabinets and maintain neat storerooms.
Always keep your fire sprinkler system well maintained and replace batteries and check your smoke and fire alarms each quarter of the year. Check your fire extinguishers and make sure all employees know where to locate them and how to use them.
IN CASE OF A FIRE CONTACT SERVPRO Of EUREKA IMMEDIATELY! 707-445-0900
We will assess the damage, safety-proof the building and begin the clean up as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage or discoloration from soot residue.
We are IICRC certified and experienced. Are goal is to cleanup and restore your building to pre-fire condition.
Preventing water damage in a commercial building
According to disaster safety.org, here are some items to keep in mind to prevent water damage in a commercial building. When looking at your property, keep in mind that it isn't always the obvious that causes water damage.
Grounds maintenance and landscaping are major components of the interconnected systems that work together to protect a commercial building from water damage. In sometimes unexpected ways these outdoor activities and elements can have sudden and extreme impact on the building itself.
The Building Envelope
All buildings are different, but each is at risk for water damage. From a minor roof leak to violently destructive hurricanes, any unwanted water intrusion can significantly impact the value of a commercial property. Protecting the roofs, walls, windows, and other components of ‘the envelope’ are essential to reduce the likelihood of water damage.
Proper operation and maintenance of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system is essential to reduce the risk of water damage to a commercial building.
SERVPRO OF EUREKA is IICRC trained and certified to clean up after all types of water damage. The quicker we get in to clean up, the less damage there will be and you can get back to operating your business!
Restoring Humboldt County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Flooding and water damage events at Humboldt 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 EUREKA
SERVPRO of EUREKA 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.