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What To Do When Water Damage Affects YOUR Business!

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage So give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."
 

Dealing with water damage at your business can be difficult. Whether age, damage, or cold weather is causing bursting pipes, taking quick action could reduce repair costs and save valuable inventory. Once a pipe break occurs, there are a few steps you can take to protect your commercial property and its contents.

Shut Off the Main Water Supply

Once you realize a pipe in your building has burst, it is wise to locate and turn off the main water supply valve. This can reduce the amount of flooding that can otherwise occur. You may want to be aware of the location of the shutoff switch beforehand so you can stem the flow of water as quickly as possible. If you rent your commercial space, ask your landlord about the location of the main water supply valve and alert any managers to its location in case a bursting pipes emergency takes place when you are not present.

Seal Off Affected Areas

You can reduce water damage to adjacent areas by shutting or sealing off doors. For example, if a pipe burst in a restroom, you can seal the bottom of the door with towels to prevent water leakage. Ask your employees and customers to clear the area so you can be assured flooded rooms remain secure until professionals can examine and fix broken pipe components.

Call in a Water Damage Remediation Service

A burst pipe can cause a great deal of trouble in a matter of minutes; however, other issues, such as mold growth and warped building materials, can be prevented by calling a flood control and remediation service to inspect and repair your property. Water damage can be common during cold weather snaps, so it is a good idea to have a working relationship with this type of service if you own a business.
One or more bursting pipes at your business can have serious consequences on your equipment or inventory. Knowing which immediate steps to take afterward can help you minimize damage and the cost of future repairs.

So give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of North Calhoun Got The Job Done Just In Time!

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

Schools locker Local school's lockers and classroom, SERVPRO of North Calhoun was able to assist with mold remediation and restoration in time for school start up.
 

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 North Calhoun County

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage, fire or even mold remediation 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.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County is always here and ready to help.  269-963-3033

SERVPRO Tips: Dealing with intentional damage to your business

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Professionals are recognized as leaders at helping property owners quickly recover from fire and water damage. They also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste.

If you ever encounter an act of vandalism to your home or building, here are some tips on what to do until SERVPRO arrives:

DO:    

Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.   

 Blot freshly spilled food from carpets and fabrics with a dampened cloth or sponge (but don’t over wet). Scrape and blot (don’t rub: it may damage fibers).    

Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery. Save containers, which reveal the composition of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.   

  Record all damage and photograph when possible.

DON’T:   

Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.   

Operate damaged lamps or appliances.    

Discard wood chips, broken pieces from furniture, porcelain or other art objects.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County knows how precious your time is!

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of North Calhoun has a dedicated team to handle commercial emergencies? Water damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. Every hour spent restoring your business back to preloss condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a water loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business. 

Our commercial response team has the experience and knowledge to help guide our clients through the claims process while performing services around the clock if necessary to bring the business back to operational status as quickly as possible. Even a small loss can shut your business down for several days or weeks if not taken care of properly. Contact SERVPRO of North Calhoun today for an appointment for a free assessment and Emergency Ready Profile

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. 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

SERVPRO Tips: Never a convenient time for disaster to strike your business, but SERVPRO is here to help

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your SERVPRO of North Calhoun County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County was quick to respond over a holiday weekend to this loss, to help in an assisted living community where water was coming down from above and affecting many living units.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County is always happy to help and quick to respond.

We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Tips: Winterizing Your Business

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

When you’re a business owner, one of your primary goals is to grow your business. So, your focus is on tips that can help you achieve that goal. Another great tip you should abide by, especially this time of year, is how to prepare your business for inclement weather. And since winter is a prime time for fire damage and water damage to occur at your business, one tip for your business would be to rely on the business that’s #1 in the restoration industry: SERVPRO of North Calhoun County. Follow the below tips to winterize your commercial space. 

One of the wisest decisions you can make as a business owner is to be prepared. Be prepared for troubles that may arise. Be prepared for additional costs that weren’t included in the initial budget. Be prepared to winterize your commercial property to help prevent accidents or losing business. 

Tips to Winterize Your Commercial Space:

Prepare Roofs & Gutters 

Ice and snow can add a lot of extra weight to your roof, so it’s critical you have your roofs carefully examined by a professional to ensure there is no damage and to test the strength and durability of your roof. When it comes to your gutters, you’ll want those carefully inspected, too. As a result of the ice and snow, it can cause your gutters to weaken, which can cause them to detach from your building and allow for water intrusion, which can cause you another costly issue. Lastly, check for clogs. A clogged gutter can result in an ice dam. Ice dams prevent melting snow to drain off your roof. 

Protect Pipes 

During the cold winter season, allow your faucets to drip at a slow pace. Faucets can be highly prone to freezing. If there are some pipes throughout your business that aren’t being utilized, it’s a good idea to insulate the pipes to prevent freezing. Frozen pipes can be a serious problem and cause major water damage at your business this winter season. But don’t fret. If that does happen, you have the water damage repair and restoration professionals at SERVPRO in your corner.    

Sprinkle Ice Melt 

When there is snow -- especially ice -- on your commercial property, you certainly want to ensure you sprinkle ice melt all over those traffic areas, on all the places your customers walk. The last thing you want is for an accident to occur. Ice melt is very cost-effective. Investing in some can save your business an expensive accident. If someone slipped and fell and hurt him or herself, that could cost the business thousands of dollars and a headache. Be wise. Protect your customers. Protect yourself. Protect your employees. 

Clear Parking Lot of Snow & Ice 

When your business’ parking lot is covered with what winter decided to leave behind, clear the parking lot of snow and ice. It’s a wise idea to have this done as soon as possible. You may even factor in your annual budget to hire a professional to clear the parking lot of snow and ice. You do not want to lose out on business due to customers not being able to park at your business. 


Hopefully, these tips to winterize your commercial space will come in handy for you and your business. At SERVPRO of North Calhoun County, we make it our business to get you back to business. If your commercial property happens to come in contact with fire damage or water damage this winter season, our wise tip for you would be to contact the fire and water damage repair and restoration specialists. The heroes at SERVPRO will get your business back operating as quickly as possible and make it “Like it never even happened.” We’re faster to any size disaster. And we’ll be there to your rescue in a flash. Contact us seven days a week, 365 days of the year (even holidays), morning, noon, or night. Even the wee hours of the morning, we’re here for you in your time of need.

We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Tips: Facts about Mold

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

If you have a business then one of your main concerns is likely the state of the building. It is important to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment. One problem that you may find yourself dealing with at some point is black mold. This is a common issue in many buildings and may become reoccurring if you do not take action quickly.

What Is Mold?

Mold is a fungus that grows in moist environments. While you may be most familiar with black mold, there are actually many varieties. Some differences that you may find between types of mold are:

  • Texture
  • Color
  • Odor

It may be slimy or fuzzy and can come in a range of colors, from green to black to white. Different varieties may also have unique scents, though many of them will cause a musty or earthy odor.

Where Can You Find Mold?

Mold is spread via spores which are so small that they cannot be seen by the naked eye, making it easy for the fungus to grow without being noticed. Because of their size, spores can be found in nearly any location. However, they are most likely to form colonies in areas with a moisture problem. This can include inside of plumbing systems, walls or carpeting.

How Do You Remove Mold?

Depending on where it is growing, mold cleanup can be a difficult process. For example, it will be much harder to remove from porous materials than hard surfaces. If you do discover a mold growth, the best thing to do is to hire a professional mold remediation company to remove the fungus from the building. Trying to do so on your own could result in unintentionally spreading the spores to other areas.
Because large infestations of black mold can be difficult to get rid of, it is important to have cleanup done as soon as you notice any signs of growth. Once the mold has been removed, reducing excessive moisture is perhaps the best way to keep it from returning. Repair leaks right away and perform regular maintenance to keep mold from growing again.

So give us a call today! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO OF NORTH CALHOUN COUNTY ON A COMMERCIAL FIRE

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Room in eyecare clinic, with soot, insulation and extinguisher dust covering the office floor SERVPRO of North Calhoun can assist with any commercial loss. Fire, water, mold or anything that may arise. 269-963-3033

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your business. It can cause hidden damage and extensive odor challenges. With SERVPRO's smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a wide-range plan of action to put in place.  

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County was dispatched to commercial fire to do just that, with an eyecare clinic who experienced a detrimental fire.

Suffering a loss like this can displace a business for many months, even up to a year. SERVPRO was out same day and began services, to assist this customer as quickly as possible. 

Water Damage to a Commercial Building in Calhoun County

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

A water loss created by a water pipe that was not spotted for 2 hours created 8 inches of standing water in this Calhoun County building. SERVPRO of North Calhoun County worked around the clock to restore the affected area & to prevent any new form of damage from occurring. We know that commercial damage can cost a business thousands of dollars in productivity, it is always our goal to help. Water spreads quickly throughout your property, saturating everything in its path. That includes walls, floors, and belongings. We strive to get there quickly to avoid drywall breaking down and swelling, metal surfaces beginning to tarnish, and before dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain. For help restoring your commercial space after a water loss call SERVPRO of North Calhoun Couty at 269-963-3033.

Restoring Your North Calhoun County Commercial Property After A Water Damage

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges of Which SERVPRO of North Calhoun is Happy to Help.

Flooding and water damage events at North Calhoun County and surrounding area 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.

About SERVPRO of North Calhoun County

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial properties 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.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County has several years experience in handling large losses.

When your business has a loss, SERVPRO of North Calhoun County is here to help!

12/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire strikes local V.A., SERVPRO of North Calhoun County immediately responds!

A local V.A. hospital had a fire which after fire fighting efforts, resulted in fire and water damage.  They didn't hesitate to call SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for an immediate response to help get the situation under control and their business back up and running.  We were on sight within an hour and immediately began remediation of the damage.  Our professionals are quick and thorough when performing work, ensuring the business is able to get back up and running and minimize loss of productivity.  We were able to work quickly at this site, allowing them to get back to serving those that have dedicated their lives to serving our country.  SERVPRO of North Calhoun County strives to help our communities in any way possible.  

SERVPRO of North Calhoun is Happy to Help With Commercial Commercial Water Mitigation.

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Calhoun to the rescue when a local school chimney caves in. Allowing water and debris to saturate the interior.

Flooding and water damage events at North Calhoun County 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 North Calhoun

SERVPRO of North Calhoun 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.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun Offers Expertise on Fire Restoration

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Calhoun was able to immediately assist our local Veterans Administration's Hospital after they had experienced a fire.

Fire and smoke damage events at North Calhoun County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small fire 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 North Calhoun

SERVPRO of North Calhoun specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a fire or smoke 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.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County Large Industrial Water Loss

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County had to bring all resources on hand to an industrial water loss.

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 North Calhoun

SERVPRO of North Calhoun 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.

 Meet Our Crew  https://franchiseadmin.SERVPRO.com/CrewPhotos/Index

Large Commercial Water Loss

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Massive industrial flood calling for the "big guns'. SERVPRO of North Calhoun always here to help.

A large water main break caused the industrial offices of this warehouse to flood. Some containing 6' of water. SERVPRO of North Calhoun was called to come and mitigate the offices, cubicles, warehouses and restrooms. An extreme amount of contents to manipulate.

We reached out for additional resources, equipment. This picture indicates the two large desiccant dehumidifiers brought in to help dry and restore the loss.  

The loss was restored to good as before flooding, customer was happy.  SERVPRO of North Calhoun was in and out in 5 days.

5 Tips for Commercial Carpet Cleaning

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

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As a business owner, when it comes to having a highly visited office, you want to make the best impression possible. If potential or even existing clients see dirt and spots they will associate that filth with your business. Wear and tear will be accelerated by the dirt and germs accumulating in the carpet, not only that but it will greatly reduce the overall cleanliness of the office. There are a few simple ways to protect the carpeting and keep it clean.

  • Understanding the difference between stains and spots. The only difference is the amount of time it was left to sit. The affected area should be blotted with a paper towel to absorb as much of the spills as possible as soon as it happens. Be sure to never wipe or rub the spill into the carpet as it can cause lasting damage.
  • Pre-spraying the carpet with cleaning solution to remove spots. Make sure you follow the product instructions, if used improperly you may risk having a sticky residue left behind, which can cause even more dirt to be collected over time.
  • Choosing the best equipment for the job and routine cleaning, such as vacuuming daily, can reduce the need for deep cleaning.
  • Vacuuming before attempting to clean. This will remove the dry soil from the carpet and prevent it from becoming embedded in the carpet, which can happen if it gets wet.
  • Train your staff. Daily routine cleaning will reduce cost over time and help the carpeting to last longer.

If you find yourself in need of deep cleaning of your carpets, turn to the experts at SERVPRO of North Calhoun County. Call us today to schedule an appointment. 269-963-3033

Commercial Water Damage

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

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Commercial water damage and how to handle it.

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time and without notice. The effects can be devastating to a business owner who is now faced with having to clean up the water damage and reopen their business as soon as possible. Do you know how to handle water damage at your business? Are you prepared to make the necessary decisions after a flood, pipe break or roof leak, to protect your property? Most importantly, do you have a plan?

Thankfully, this situation doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. A little preparation for a water emergency and a plan of action if the disaster should occur can significantly reduce property damage and get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

Commercial Water Damage Prevention

Large-scale losses can be prevented by a few simple guidelines. Know where your emergency water shut-off valves are and have a contingency plan in place in case you’re not available. SERVPRO of North Calhoun County can help you set up an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP). Make sure someone you trust has the authorization to make decisions if you’re not available.

Causes of Commercial Water Damage

Water damage can happen at any time. Whether from natural disasters, frozen or broken pipes, leaking roofs, flooding or even sewage backups, water damage is a serious concern and poses major threat to your company.

Understanding the source of water is crucial in the cleanup process, as clean water from a broken pipe or leaking roof during a rain storm will be treated differently than flood waters or water from a sewage backup. Always protect your health and allow the professionals at SERVPRO of North Calhoun County handle the cleanup and restoration of your property.

Preventing Mold Growth after Water Damage

Mold growth can begin 24-48 hours after water damage, starting the extraction and drying process as soon as possible is your best line of defense against mold. SERVPRO of North Calhoun County will be concerned about preventing and mitigating mold growth after any water damage in your business.

Proper removal and drying of the water is critical after a water emergency and will prevent long term problems that some experience after attempting to clean up water damage themselves or calling someone who doesn’t have the proper expertise or equipment.

If your business has been affected by water damage, call SERVPRO of North Calhoun County at 269-963-3033. Our professionally trained staff is available 24-hours a day for any emergency you may face.

Commercial Fire Damage

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County. 269-963-3033

You probably have a fire emergency plan in place for your home, but what about your business? Fire damage is probably one of the most devastating aspects of business disasters. It can be problematic to get rid of soot damage and smoke damage that lingers after a fire hose has been used. Plus, a fire hose adds water to the area, so not only are you dealing with the residual effects of a fire but also immense water damage. Whether the fire is from an electrical issue or a utility room fire, it’s important to have commercial fire damage repaired and restored as soon as possible.

If you do not currently have a fire suppression system or sprinkler system, you are going to need to invest in something. Most firefighter professionals will tell you that in order to prevent fire damage altogether, you’re going to need a fire sprinkler system. Firefighters even have them on their fire trucks so it’s ideal to see how it works for them. The sprinkler system should be placed around the business to prevent a fire from spreading.

The biggest concern with commercial fire damage is the resulting soot damage and smoke damage that is present after a fire hose has been used. This smoke damage may not only smell up the office, but it can also be quite unhealthy to breathe in. If the firefighters have put out the fire, chances are that you're still going to be left with soot damage and a lot of smoke damage. The best way to get rid of this is to hire a company that specializes in commercial fire damage repair.

Fire restoration begins when the firefighters have finished putting the fire out. The restoration company will come out to your business to take care of both the soot and smoke damage.

When choosing your fire damage restoration company there are a few things you need to keep in mind: quick response, equipment, specialty, experience, the right team and service cost. Rapid response is essential for commercial fire damage. Avoid shutting the business for long to protect its future. Talk to an experienced fire restoration company that responds immediately to solve all damage types and financial losses.

If you find yourself needing fire restoration for your business, call SERVPRO of North Calhoun County. We are available 24-hours for all your emergency needs. 269-963-3033

Vandalism DO's and Don’ts!

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Professionals are recognized as leaders at helping property owners quickly recover from fire and water damage. They also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste.

If you ever encounter an act of vandalism to your home or building, here are some tips on what to do until SERVPRO arrives:

DO:    

Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.   

 Blot freshly spilled food from carpets and fabrics with a dampened cloth or sponge (but don’t over wet). Scrape and blot (don’t rub: it may damage fibers).    

Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery. Save containers, which reveal the composition of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.   

  Record all damage and photograph when possible.

DON’T:   

Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.   

Operate damaged lamps or appliances.    

Discard wood chips, broken pieces from furniture, porcelain or other art objects.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun Certifications

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Certifications

  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician.

The technicians at SERVPRO of North Calhoun are up to date in all our certificates listed above. We pride ourselves in being the best at every aspect of our job to make your loss move along as smooth and quick as possible. We are here for our customer to make it look  “Like it never even happened.”

What is Biohazard Remediation?

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard remediation is not a very common call that we receive and is something that rarely occurs, but if it does occur, it is something that SERVPRO North Calhoun can handle. We come in to make sure that the biological matter and dangerous odors are eliminated all together so that those contaminates do not spread. Biohazard damages can include offensive odors, trauma scenes, human decomposition, hoarding removal, and gross/filth removal. None of these are pleasant things that you want in your home. These issues are also something that you should not plan on cleaning up yourself, especially in a time of grieving. SERVPRO North Calhoun is professionally qualified to come in and get rid of the issues that biohazard damage can cause. Call us @ (269) 963-3033

Carpet Cleaning

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning is important to maintaining the overall comfort and monetary value of a property. Any type of flooring is an investment for the property owner. Keeping the investment in the best shape takes a professional, but without proper certification, the consumer cannot be guaranteed of proper education and training on updated techniques used in maintaining the value of the flooring.

There are health concerns that can arise from any unsanitary environment, and it can be surprising to learn what survives in and under the flooring. Allergens that are left behind can lead to serious health problems for family members and even household pets. Proper techniques can reduce or eliminate allergens in the environment, improving the health of the occupants.

Great strides have been made in technologies used in carpet-care. Today there are only a few basic wet and dry methodologies accepted by the industry leaders. Ensuring consistently high standards means understanding how the certifying body works to guarantee better results at lower costs.

Proper maintenance begins with regular vacuuming using a high-powered machine. Over time normal wear and tear leads to a dull, soiled appearance. Proper maintenance by the occupants can help keep the flooring looking good, but there comes a time when a certified technician has to be called to get to the really deep grime a normal household vacuum can miss.

While regular maintenance is beneficial to the healthfulness and attractiveness of a home or office, a certified technician is necessary to take care of the really deep jobs regular vacuuming misses. Consumers often find it difficult to choose a professional company for those important household chores. The benefits of carpet cleaning are numerous, but knowing who can be trusted is not always easy.

That's where we come in! Just give us a call @ (269) 963-3033 and we'll help you in any way that we can, whether that be by offering our carpet cleaning services or just answering any questions you may have.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (269) 963-3033

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Residential Services

Whether your Calhoun County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Calhoun County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPROnorthcalhouncounty.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Does Your Business Have a Plan?

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire, or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies. The following are basic measures business owners and managers can take to begin preparing. A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, local economy, and even the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.

Develop a Business Continuity Plan
Your organization's risk needs will vary depending on the specific industry, size, scope, and location. Begin by reviewing your business process flow chart, if one exists, to identify operations critical to survival and recovery. Carefully assess your internal and external functions to determine which staff, materials, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating. You should also establish procedures for succession of management.

Review Insurance Coverage
Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to major financial loss if your business is damaged, destroyed, or simply interrupted for a period of time. Insurance policies vary; check with your agent or provider about things such as physical losses, flood coverage, and business interruption. Understand what your policy does and does not cover.

Prepare Your Emergency Plan
Your employees and co-workers are your businesses' most valuable asset. Communication is central before, during, and after a disaster. Include emergency information in newsletters, on your company intranet, in periodic employee e-mails and/or other communication tools.

Practice the Emergency Plan
Some disasters will require employees to leave the workplace quickly. The ability to evacuate workers, consumers, and visitors effectively can save lives. If your business operates out of more than one location, establish evacuation procedures for each individual building. If your company is in a high-rise building, an industrial park, or even a strip mall, it is important to coordinate and practice with other tenants or businesses to avoid confusion and potential gridlock.

Secure Your Facility and Equipment
Install fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and detectors in appropriate places. Secure all entry and exit points and plan for mail safety. Plan what you will do if your building, plant, or store is not usable. Secure valuable equipment.

Improve Cyber Security
Protecting your data and information systems may require specialized expertise, but even the smallest business can be better prepared. Use anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date. Don't open emails from unknown sources. Use hard-to-guess passwords. Protect your computer from intruders by using firewalls. Back up your computer data and download security protection updates known as patches regularly.  

What To Do Until Help Arrives: Biohazard

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

9/19/2016

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazards can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

Here are some quick Do’s and Don’ts if you ever  encounter a situation where you might be exposed to a biohazard or trauma situation:

Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas, you do not want to track any fluids by stepping in it.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

Don’t:

  • Attempt to do any clean up yourself.
  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun is trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

Has Your Battle Creek Business Had Their Carpets Cleaned Yet?

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

It is a good standing practice to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year. How often you get them cleaned is going to depend on the color, traffic, and soil build-up of your carpets.

Carpets are known to trap dust, dirt, gasses, pet hair, and other soils. SERVPRO of North Calhoun recommends to not wait until your carpet looks beyond repair before cleaning. Since dirt builds up in layers, you do not want the dirt lingering below the surface to become lodged and damage your carpet.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun offers multiple cleaning options that fit your upholstery or carpet in your business. Some of our specialized cleaning methods include:

    • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
    • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
    • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
    • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
    • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

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