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Commercial fires and SERVPRO

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flames from fire Flames from fire.

Having a fire in your commercial property can be overwhelming and scary, SERVPRO is here to help in those times. If your business is affected by fire we will do everything in our power to get you back up and running again. 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.

Commercial Building Floods

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded offices Flooded commercial office building

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 effects 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.
  • Ruptured 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. Keeping businesses down for longer periods of time.
  • Flooding from external sources can result from heavy rains, storms such as hurricanes, rapid snow melt or local overflowing lakes or rivers. Winters can be brutal .
  • 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.

Commercial fires

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

fire FIre

One of the most tragic events a home owner or business will suffer is loss from a fire.  The most important thing is 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. We are here to guide you through the devastation and help the rebuilding process.

Helping your business shine!

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Tile and grout that shines! - SERVPRO logo Cleaning services and more

One of SERVPRO's many services include excellent tile and grout cleaning. In order for a business to run smoothly we take the added stress of keeping your business shiny and clean. Owners have enough to do. Let us take care of you! 

Benefit#1 First impressions are everything , investing in tile and grout cleaning will change the look of your whole business.

Benefit#2 The floors will look brand new, Your customers will notice the attention to detail and feel confident with your services.

Benefit#3 When your tile and grout is clean it changes the whole environment. You and your staff will notice and be full of pride.

Benfit#4 When you properly clean your tile and grout, you show your employees and customers how much you care about their safety and health. The floors will receive a deep cleaning, followed by a sealant on the grout to prevent dirt from settling back and keeping the fresh clean look for  a longer period of time. 

With proper care and maintenance, your floors will not go back to the dull, dirty look they had previously. For more information on having your tile and grout professionally cleaned, please contact us today. 

Extreme Humidity

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Humidity Meter the meter shows normal humidity reading range

Maintaining a low humidity environment in the property after water loss is often times very difficult. Taking immediate action to inhibit fungal growth after a flooding event is essential for avoiding potentially devastating restoration and remodeling costs.

Mold is a serious problem because high indoor humidity is the most common cause of black mold growth. When moisture levels meet lo airflow interiors, most porous building materials become an easy target of infestation, including drywall, insulation, hardwood flooring and of course carpet!

Most commercial buildings created after the 1970's are designed to handle high humidity but prevention and maintenance remain the top priority. Common signs that your building may be at risk for black mold growth are

*Distinctive musty odor

*poor ventilation

* standing water or frequent indoor condensation

* sprinkler systems that leak

If you are questioning it maybe it is time to contact SERVPRO of north San Bernardino city

Water damage and getting back to business

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. Unfortunately it happens when least expected and it is never  good timing! Whether or not it is minor  damage or even severe damage here at SERVPRO we are ready to help! Our job is to give you exceptional service that is quick and professional to get you back to business as soon as possible.

Our Employees are well trained and professional and understand that time is of the essence and work diligently to get the work done in a timely manner. We understand that it is a stressful time when your business is at a risk and the only thing on your mind is to get back up and running. 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.

Tiles you can be proud of!

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

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

One of SERVPRO's many services include excellent tile and grout cleaning. Being a business owner takes so much time and dedication to run smoothly, that oftentimes owners get caught up in the day-to-day running of the business that they forget about some other very important things, such as exceptionally  clean floors and grout. No one likes to look down and see dirty grout. 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. First impressions are everything.
  • Benefit #2: The floor will look brand new, and your customers will take notice. They will appreciate how much attention to detail you put into your business.
  • Benefit #3: When your tile, and grout is clean, it changes the whole atmosphere of your business. You and your employees will beam with pride.
  • 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. Safety is even more important these days during the COVID pandemic.

The floors will receive a deep cleaning, followed by a sealant on the grout to prevent dirt from settling back and keeping the fresh clean look for a longer period of time. The effort you take now will not go unnoticed and will be one of your greatest investments.

 With proper maintenance, your floors will not go 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. It would be our pleasure to help your business get the attention it deserves.

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.