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Getting Your Business Back After Water Damage

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage - SERVPRO Water Damage is scary but with the help of SERVPRO we will have your business back to functioning in no time!

Water Damage is no joke and could be harmful to many things especially a business. You can not always control how it happens or where it may come from. Whether or not it is some small damage or even large damage here at SERVPRO we are ready to help! We work quickly to ensure your business will be back and better in no time! 

Our Employees are trained professionally to work at a quick pace and to get the job done. We understand the stress of damages in your business and want to help relieve any worries you may have. If you ever catch yourself in this situation give us a call and well handle the stress for you and get the job done ASAP. Regardless of the time and or the day it will always be our pleasure to help!

Say Goodbye to Commercial Mold Damage

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage Commercial Mold Damage!

When Water Damage hits and is not properly taken care of something much worse can spark! That thing is Mold Damage. Mold Damage grows from water and spreads crazy. It spreads bacteria, and spores lead mold to find other locations in your Commercial Building. Once mold spreads it needs to be handled ASAP due to the dangers it may cause. At SERVPRO of North San Bernardino City it is our job to discreetly come inspect your business and after that to begin the removal process of any mold you may have! We know the fears of the damages you may face and that is way we are always on call to deal with any issues in your way! 

If you have noticed a unfixed mold issue in your Commercial Building, Don't wait! Give us a call anytime. 

Flooded Commercial Buildings

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded conference room SERVPRO of North San Bernardino City is always ready to help no matter how intimidating a job may be !

Water intrusion may be more severe in commercial buildings than in a residential setting, and the effects can be more extensive. Many commercial structures have a larger volumes of water entering the premises through plumbing supply lines and at a higher water pressure. The quantity of outgoing sewage is also greater than a typical residence. Commercial buildings tend to be of larger square footage than a home, so entry points for water intrusion through areas like the roof, exterior walls or windows are commensurately greater in number.

Water intrusion in commercial buildings can damage high-value equipment like computers and also building services such as HVAC, lighting, elevators and security equipment. Common long-term consequences of water damage like mold or microbial growth may be more problematic than in a home, due to the larger occupancy of a business or other commercial enterprise. When a greater number of people with a wider range of sensitivity are exposed to mold and bacteria spores, health impacts may be significantly magnified, perhaps leading to an enforced closure of the facility until the situation is fully remediated.

Typical issues from water intrusion in the commercial environment include:

  • Water from roof leaks penetrating through ceilings. Chronic leakage through the roof may proceed unnoticed for long periods, hidden by suspended ceiling panels or in electrical or HVAC service areas above.
  • Ruptures of water supply lines typically release clean (white) water.  Sewage backups or leaks in drain pipes release toxic (black) water that may be a biohazard and require evacuation of the premises.
  • Flooding from external sources can result from heavy rains, storms such as hurricanes, rapid snow melt or local overflowing lakes or rivers.
  • Moisture intrusion through the building envelope is typically more subtle. Humid outdoor air may be drawn in through structural cracks and gaps. Over a period, chronic dampness forms in spaces like wall voids, unventilated attics and service areas, spawning hidden mold growth that persists unseen.

The Prettiest of Tiles!

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

Sparkling tiles SERVPRO ensures perfection in all the work that we do. Especially in our tile cleaning! Your tiles will look brand new!

SERVPRO is known for our excellent tile and grout cleaning. Running any business can be a very demanding job. Sometimes owners get so caught up in the day-to-day running of the business that they forget about some other very important things, such as a spectacularly clean floor. There are huge benefits to having your tile and ground cleaned. If you have never experienced professional tile and grout cleaning, then you are in for a treat.

  • Benefit #1: The largest benefit to investing in this service, is that it will change the look of your whole business.
  • Benefit #2: The floor will look brand new, and your customers will take notice.
  • Benefit #3: When your tile, and grout is clean, it changes the whole atmosphere of your business.
  • Benefit #4: When you properly clean your tile and grout you show your employees, and customers, how much you care about their safety and health because clean floors means that you properly removed the dirt and buildup from them and made your overall building much healthier.

The floors will be cleaned, and then the grout would be sealed so that the dirt doesn't easily creep back into the grout. It is well worth the investment. Having your floors cleaned is an investment that will pay out over, and over again.

 With proper maintenance, your floors will never get back to the dull, dirty look that they had before the cleaning. With the noticeable change of your tile and grout, the confidence in the way you do business may change forever. Your confidence is not the only thing that will increase, your customer’s confidence will increase also.

 For more information on having your tile, and grout professionally cleaned, please contact us. We would be delighted to help you give your business a new look that you, and your customers will feel great about.

Extreme Humidity

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Humidity meter Humidity meters show the abnormal vs normal amounts of humidity in the air.

Microscopic yet aggressive, these diminutive agents of decay are capable of causing rapid structural damage and can be difficult to detect. Maintaining a low-humidity interior to prevent moisture problems and taking immediate action to inhibit fungal growth after a flooding event are essential for avoiding potentially devastating restoration or remodeling steps.

Why Is Mold Such a Serious Structural Problem? High indoor humidity is the most common causes of black mold growth. When moisture levels meet low-airflow interiors, most porous building materials become an easy target of infestation, including drywall, insulation, hardwood flooring and of course carpeting. While many commercial buildings created after the 1970s have been designed to accommodate high-humidity environments, prevention and maintenance remain key. Common signs that your building may be at high risk for black mold growth include:

• Roofs, soffits or other exterior portions of the building material that consistently leak

• Poorly maintained fire sprinkling systems that drip

• Indoor humidity levels that are consistently over 60 percent

• Standing water or frequent indoor condensation

• Lack of thorough ventilation

• Poorly maintained HVAC equipment

• Distinctive, musty odor

Commercial Fires and the Effects

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Firefighters working on commercial fire Commercial Fires can be extremely scary and heartbreaking. At SERVPRO we promise to restore and not replace!

Fire damage, unfortunately, is a part of life sometimes, and most people will undergo a fire loss travesty due to fire in home or fire in business. Furthermore, it's spectacular when everyone in the home or business survived the fire alright. However, it's still devastating dealing with the fire loss. For those who worked so hard in accomplishing their business or dream home and the loved ones who enjoyed the comfortableness and sentimental memories, the effects of the fire loss can really be detrimental whether it's from a fire in home or fire in business. Having said that, there are some things that should be done to take care of oneself and family mentally and emotionally while undergoing the rebuilding process. The first thing to do is to let out the cries and screams concerning the devastating fire damage and comfort the family. Doing this will let out the steam necessary to regain one's composure to focus and deal with this incident immediately by dealing with the home or commercial fire damage and fire cleanup. After that's done, further professional and emotional help, if needed, should be taken. Taking Full Control of the Fire Damage The following steps are required for a home or commercial fire damage restoration: 1. Ensuring the family, pets, and co-workers are far away from the property on fire- to prevent possible injuries from the fire, and poor air quality from smoke damage and soot damage 2. No entering of the premises where the home or commercial fire damage occurred unless fire firefighters give the OK- to prevent injuries due to the roof possibly caving in from the fire loss, or due to poor air quality from the soot damage/smoke damage 3. The restoration specialist must be contacted- since they are highly trained to properly handle the fire loss, smoke damage, soot damage, air quality, fire cleanup, and more for fire in home and fire in business 4. Assessing the fire damage- this is only when the fire professionals say it's alright to enter the premises. Assessing the damage is required for the fire insurance claim regardless if it's a fire in home or fire in business, and it should be done before initiating any fire cleanup. Taking pictures of all the areas and items with apparent fire and soot damage, and writing down every other thing concerning the air quality and smoke damage are very helpful for home and commercial fire damage claims. 5. Preventing possible further damage, if and when it's safe to go inside where the home or commercial fire damage occurred- this includes doing some fire cleanup by mopping the floor that's drenched with water from rain, water damage from the fire, or firefighters. Another thing that can be done is to improve the air quality from smoke damage and soot damage by opening up windows and doors. 6. Getting further instructions from the fire restoration specialists- they will give more viable information concerning insurance claims, fire cleanup, preventive measures to prevent future fire damage, and more. They will also give specifics concerning fire in home or fire in business.