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Commercial Systems Prone to Water Damage: SERVPRO of Dublin/Claxton/Vidalia

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO Disaster Response Truck filled with restoration equipment SERVPRO of Dublin/Claxton/Vidalia is ready for whatever happens! We'll restore your business after any size of property damage.

Commercial properties present unique risks when it comes to water damage. Unlike residential homes, which are usually one story and have easily accessible crawl spaces and attics, commercial buildings can be many stories high with flat roofs and multiple storefront windows. They also often have expensive specialized equipment that can be very costly to repair or replace if damaged by water. In this blog post, we will discuss the different parts of a commercial building that are at risk for water damage, as well as some tips on how to prevent it.

Plumbing Systems

The first and most obvious risk for water damage in a commercial property is the plumbing system. Because commercial buildings have more bathrooms, kitchens, and other water-using fixtures, they also have larger and more complex plumbing systems. These systems are often located in hard-to-reach places, making them difficult to repair if they spring a leak.

One of the main water damage challenges according to The Hartford Insurance is an improperly maintained sprinkler system. By law, most commercial buildings must have a fire sprinkler system, but many building owners forget to regularly maintain and test these systems. While a well-maintained fire sprinkler system can help prevent extensive fire damage in the event of a fire, improper maintenance or disaster planning can cause extensive water damage that can flood multiple floors.

Another plumbing risk is burst pipes. Commercial buildings, especially high rises tend to run at a higher pressure than residential buildings. Therefore, a burst pipe has the potential to release significantly more water than a home.

One of the ways in which we help commercial property owners prevent catastrophic property damage before it happens is through our app-based Emergency Response Planning program (ERP).

Roofing Systems

In addition to the plumbing system, there are a number of exterior commercial building components that can experience water damage. One of the most common is the flat roof. Because flat roofs are not sloped like traditional pitched roofs, they tend to pool water instead of shedding it. This can lead to leaks and eventually, if left unaddressed, major water damage.

Some common commercial roofing systems include:

  • Built-up Roofing (BUR): Often called tar and gravel roofs, these commercial roofing systems are built with a semi-continuous membrane installed in layers, then covered in aggregate. While they are usually simple to maintain, best practices suggest inspecting the roof for deterioration and possible leak points at least twice yearly.
  • Thermoplastic Single-Ply Membrane Roofing (PVC & TPO): These roofs are installed in large rolls that are then welded together at the seams with heat. The material is very durable and oil-resistant. However, the heat-welding methods require skilled installation, which can lead to weak points and leak-prone areas if not performed correctly.
  • EPDM Roofing: Some roofers call these "rubber roofs" because the material they are made of, ethylene propylene diene monomer is very rubber-like. This kind of roof is derived from oil and natural gas, and appears dark gray or black. When installed correctly and with the highest thickness available, this type of commercial roof will last a very long time with little to no issues. Unless you experience storm damage in your area, an annual check for leaks around the roof penetrations should suffice.

Window Systems

Commercial window systems are built for durability and use, however, they can often present a unique water damage challenge for commercial facilities. Most aluminum glazing systems aren't intended to be 100% waterproof. Most commercial window systems are meant to limit water penetration during extreme circumstances while also weeping water back out to the exterior.

By directing all moisture to the sill flashing, storefront systems limit water penetration. It's critical that the sill flashing be installed correctly in order to avoid water damage. Making sure that sealant is put on the top of the rear leg before installing the sill is one of the most important aspects of a good installation.

The most essential aspect of maintaining water penetration with a storefront is end dam fastening and sealing. Water will enter the building through the jamb locations if end dams are not properly fastened and sealed. Improperly (or missing) end dams can cause significant water damage to the interior drywall or flooring around commercial storefront windows.

Like anything else in a building, time and the elements can cause wear and tear and failure of these commercial window water control systems.

Commercial Water Damage Inspection Services

So if you notice moisture or water damage around your storefront windows, you should consider calling SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton to inspect for potential water damage issues. Our technicians are trained to identify, troubleshoot, and restore all types of commercial water issues.

Call today to schedule your commercial service!

(912) 538-1323

Our Commercial Drying Specialists are Water Damage Restoration Experts | SERVPRO® of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

water and mold damage in a commercial project SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton is ready to respond immediately and effectively to any and all of your property damage restoration needs!

If your business experiences a water damage emergency in Dublin, GA or Vidalia, GA it is crucial to hire a professional local restoration company with advanced experience in water damage mitigation. SERVPRO of Dublin / Vidalia / Claxton has extensive knowledge and training in water damage restoration, and our certified technicians are experts in the field. We understand the importance of timely mitigation and thoroughly drying your commercial property, and our team is equipped to handle any size water cleanup job.

Why is the CDS certification important for Commercial Water Damage Restoration?

The Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) certification is one of the highest levels of certification offered by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). To achieve CDS certification, technicians must demonstrate expertise in the water damage restoration process. This certification confirms that they have the service expertise necessary to dry especially complex building structures such as commercial buildings, industrial facilities, institutional buildings, and high-value furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

Our SERVPRO Technicians who obtain this certification have demonstrated the necessary work ethic, attention to detail, and technical skillset to handle any size water damage mitigation project. From a small residential water loss, all the way up to 100,000 square feet or more of flood-damaged building materials in your structure, our CDS certified technicians can handle your structural flood project smoothly and successfully.

Commercial Drying Specialists who pass the certification exam must demonstrate a deep understanding of building analysis and anatomy, advanced inspection methods, understand advanced moisture psychrometric ideas, and administer and manage any kind of large water drying project.

Advanced Water Damage Inspection & Evaluation

Large commercial water damage projects require a specialized approach to water damage evaluation. The unique building materials and specialized construction methods used in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities introduce moisture complexities that require the deep knowledge of a CDS SERVPRO technician. That is why our certified SERVPRO team members are trained extensively to identify and assess building property damage effectively using the multitude of advanced assessment tools and equipment that SERVPRO provides for them.

Commercial Restoration Process Administration

When your office, factory, or production facility experiences a flood, the damage can go beyond just the wet building materials. Downtime and reduced production capacity can cause your business to lose money. When you call us for service, our Commercial Drying Specialists understand this. That is why they are trained in the proper structural repair and restoration processes to control and mitigate the water damage while establishing a water repairs process that maximizes your facility's production ability considering the hazards presented by your large water loss. That includes working around the clock and off-hours, sealing off affected or dangerous structural areas, working in phases to clean and remove damage, and employing consistent daily communication with your business's leadership team so you can plan your business's daily work activities accordingly.

Technical & Cutting-Edge Restoration Methods

From restoring any type of water and mold-affected flooring to working around industrial electrical equipment safely, our SERVPRO technicians know what it takes to immediately mitigate your business's property damage and work to get it effectively restored. Different types of building materials require different cleaning, disinfection, and drying methods. After evaluating the water damage, our CDS certified SERVPRO professionals plan their response to save as many building materials as possible to minimize your costs and downtime. The water damage restoration process is very different when you need to cleanup after a toilet overflow versus when you have to dry an entire factory while keeping your production equipment running. We can handle both types of water damage and everything in between.

Conclusion

SERVPRO of Dublin / Vidalia / Claxton is Faster to Any Size Disaster no matter how large your water restoration project may be. Our service professionals will thoroughly inspect your structure, and restore any kind of wet material. From cleaning mold and rapidly drying flood damage, our local SERVPRO team has the resources to respond to your project immediately and arrive when you need us.

Call today! We'll leave your property damage "Like it never even happened." (912) 538-1323

With These Tips, You Can Avoid a Fire in Your Commercial Kitchen

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Food on fire burning in a commercial kitchen pan while the chef is cooking Call SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton for all of your commercial damage restoration needs

If you operate a restaurant, bar, or commercial kitchen in Toombs Central, GA, or Vidalia, GA, it is critical to reduce fire danger. In 2017 alone, according to the  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire departments responded to over 7,410 building fires caused by kitchens in restaurants and bars. Commercial kitchens suffer annual losses of $165 million in property damage and an average of three deaths as a result of kitchen fires that are typically preventable. These suggestions can help you and your staff stay safe while avoiding fire code infractions that might cause shutdowns.

What Are the Ducting and Air Movement Criteria for Fire Prevention?

The NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations' Chapter 7, which is dedicated to ventilation control and fire protection, covers all of this in detail. Keep the following points in mind as well:

Commercial kitchen ducts should never share an exhaust system with the structure's ventilation or have obstructed access panels. While avoiding these measures might save money in the short term, the fire risk rises significantly. If you do not pay attention to this, your commercial kitchen work will most likely not be accepted at inspection.

At least 18 inches away from the kitchen ducts, keep combustible materials away. This is based on Section 4.2 of the NFPA 96. It's easy to overlook this once the kitchen is in use. Ducts also produce a lot of radiant heat, which might cause flammable materials like boxes or cups to catch fire.

If you want to learn more about the many sorts of combustible and non-combustible materials that should or should not be kept near a duct, look into NFPA Chapter 3.

What Are My Commercial Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Requirements?

"The NFPA 96 requires automated fire suppression equipment for all grease removal devices, hood exhaust plenums, and exhaust duct systems in a commercial kitchen, as well as any cooking equipment that produces grease-laden vapors." - Koorsen Fire & Security

The NFPA 96 says that Class K fire extinguishers should be used in combination with automatic fire-extinguishing systems. These extinguishers are also marked with warning signs that identify their class. Portable extinguishers should not be used to put out kitchen fires in commercial buildings unless the automatic fire-extinguishing system has been turned on. This is because high-efficiency cooking equipment can reach high temperatures, which can turn vegetable oils into dangerous flammable fuels. When oil ignites at these high temperatures, it's often already too hot for a portable extinguisher to handle.

Another standard that you should familiarize yourself with is the UL 300 standard.

According to this article by Insureon, a kitchen's cooking equipment must meet the following UL 300 standards:

The hood, ducts, and above each cooking appliance must have fire-extinguishing nozzles. Both gas and electric power sources must have an automatic fuel shut-off option. For all power sources, a manual fuel shut-off button must be provided. A wet-chemical fire-extinguishing system must meet UL 300 criteria - one of which is undergoing semiannual checkups by a certified professional.

If you need immediate assistance after a fire, our teams are available 24/7/365. With our promise of being Faster to Any Size Disaster, you can count on SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton to be there when it counts. Call us today at (912) 538-1323 for rapid assistance.

4 Water-Related Problems to Watch For

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

4 Water-Related Problems to Watch For

The structural integrity of your commercial property in Dublin,GA, relies on an intact, dependable plumbing system. When something goes wrong, such as a blocked sewer, it can cause significant water damage that can end up costing thousands of dollars to repair. Keeping an eye out for signs of trouble can help you fix a problem before it gets too out of hand.

Old Sewer Lines

If your building has cast iron sewer lines, they may have been installed more than 25 years ago. While they are sturdy, nothing lasts forever. Some signs that your sewer lines are deteriorating include:

  • Frequent drain clogs
  • Sludge or warped appearance in landscaping
  • Smell of sewer gas

If you call your plumber early, you may be able to repair the most worn out pipes. Otherwise, your blocked sewer could mean you need to replace the whole system.

Pipe Damage

Whether inside or underneath your building, pipe breaks can cause quite a bit of damage. Factors such as extreme temperatures and poor water quality can weaken pipes. Call water restoration specialists as soon as you notice the problem in order to avoid secondary damage such as mold growth.

Toilet Backup

A common occurrence in commercial buildings is toilet overflow. A clogged toilet on one floor can not only cause problems in that restroom but also in the floor below as it seeps down through the ceiling. Have restrooms checked frequently not just for cleanliness but also for necessary maintenance.

Foundation Damage

Over time, plumbing problems can dampen and displace your soil, affecting the stability of your building's foundation. If your foundation cracks, you will likely see the effects when cracks show up on your exterior walls or when the building shift makes doors harder to open and close.
A blocked sewer doesn't just affect your plumbing system; it can cause problems throughout your building. Fast detection and remediation are the keys to minimizing the damage sewer problems can cause.

Be mindful of yearly inspections

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

If you are a commercial or residential property manager or condo association member, you should be dreading the swirling wind emoji on the accuweather app every bit as much as the single and negative temperatures we face this weekend.

Here are a few reminders from SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton...

Make random inspections of heat and air units, particularly those with external access.  Specifically, look for insulation that has settled and no longer covers pipes as intended.  

Reinspect any plumbing or external work to make sure proper installation is in place and that there are no vents where cold air can blow in.

Check doors, windows and heat in vacant units.

Remind tenants of protocol for reporting any water situation and not to ignore any signs of water intrusion or leaking.  Let them know you are prepared for anything that happens.

If you have vacancies, you should consider relocation options for renters in the event there is displacement. 

Make sure your on-call crews are ready to roll and that there is back up.  There should also be clear protocol for structural emergencies that includes calling our TEAM of Experts at SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton for all your water, fire, or mold remediation needs!

An invaluable tool offered by SERVPRO is an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP), please visit our blog to find more information on this free service and how your commercial properties can benefit by being prepared for "whatever happens!"

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

If you own your own business, it is important that you are prepared for whatever might come your way—and not just in regard to market fluctuations.

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

If you own your own business, it is important that you are prepared for whatever might come your way—and not just in regard to market fluctuations. 

Emergencies and disasters are extremely common and often happen with little notice, which means that it is important to have a plan in place to take care of yourself and your staff just in case. One of the ways you can do this is by stocking an office emergency kit with necessary supplies for all of your staff in case you must seek shelter at work while there is danger present. 

Why Stock an Office Emergency Kit? Stocking an office emergency kit is one of the best things you can do to keep yourself and your staff safe in case of an emergency. 

While some emergency scenarios will require you to evacuate (and you should plan accordingly, just in case), scenarios such as severe weather might mean you need to stay put where you are until the threat has passed and/or help can arrive. 

By having an emergency kit stocked and ready, you can be certain that you and your staff have enough food and water to survive, as well as necessary medical equipment in case of an injury or other issue while you await assistance. 

Must-Have Supplies in Your Office Emergency Kit Having the right supplies in your kit will not only provide you with peace of mind, but you will also be prepared for any scenario that may arise while you and your employees are in the workplace. 

As you plan, it might be helpful to make an emergency kit checklist to be sure you do not miss anything. Some of the supplies you should absolutely include are: 

  • A first aid kit, complete with all basic medical supplies such as bandages, painkillers, etc. 
  • Non-perishable foods such as canned goods and protein bars 
  • Enough water to last each person at least three days (one gallon, per person, per day is recommended) 
  • Flashlights and extra batteries 
  • An emergency weather radio that is manually or battery-operated 
  • Toilet paper, paper towels and hand sanitizer 

If your office has experienced damage due to severe weather or another disaster, we are here to help you. Our trained technicians are ready to respond 24/7, so you can call us anytime to report your damages. 

Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry 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. 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.

Contact our office today at (912)538-1323 for a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist you in the event of a loss! 

Services Provided to Restaurants

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

If you have ever had a weather related emergency, such as a flood, tree fall, pipe burst you may have experienced the frustration of calling for help only to find you would be put on a list and gotten to when you’re gotten to.  If you have not had a weather or event related issue at your home or business, good.  If you ever do, here’s a few things to keep in mind:

1)     Everyone you reach out to, whether a plumber, tree company or SERVPRO wants to help you and as quickly as possible.

2)     When an area is affected, whether by a microburst, hurricane or deep freeze, the damage is common.  In other words, if your pipes freeze when the temperature drops from 40 to seven over a 24 hour period, the same thing is happening all around you.

3)     Immediate response resources in an area are always limited.  Your plumber of 15 years can not hire additional crews overnight, as much as he would like to.

So when this occurs, it pays to Go Big.

At SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton, our first question is always: Is the source fixed or do you need help fixing the source? No job is to big or small for our crew of certified and highly trained experts! When it comes to your property, home, or business you can depend on SERVPRO to get the job done, and done right! We have the resources for all trades and labor and can properly and efficiently handle any job no matter the size!  

A brand you can trust, a company you can depend on! 

Whether its factory fire, burst water heater or a tree on a house, We are Ready for Whatever Happens and Are Always Here to Help!

Key Tips to Keeping Your Business Safe in Case of a Flood | SERVPRO® of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

When you are going about your daily business operations, you likely are not thinking about all the “what-ifs” related to natural disasters—but it is important to set aside some time to consider exactly where your business’ risks lie so you can be prepared. 

Experiencing a flood at your business can be devastating for many reasons, especially because most standard commercial policies do not cover flooding at all. Below we will take a look at how you can be sure you are covered and how to reduce your risks as much as possible to get your business up and running as quickly as possible following a flood. 

What to Know About Mitigating the Flood Risk at Your Business 

Check your insurance coverage. While you may not have initially considered flooding insurance as a must-have expense for your business, it is important to remember that flooding truly can happen anywhere. Even if you are not in a known floodplain, all it takes is one severe storm or drain backup to impact an entire area—and considering the average business’ flood claim is nearly $100,000, it could create a huge expense for your business. Take a look at your commercial insurance policy so you know exactly what is covered, and talk with your agent about adding on flood coverage so you can be sure you are protected. 

Raise electrical components. In a flooding situation, the best thing you can do is to mitigate the damage that rising waters can cause. One way to do this is by having a licensed electrician visit your business and elevate your electrical components, such as circuit breakers, sockets, HVAC units and switches, so these elements are less likely to sustain damage in a mild flood. If you know a flood is possible, you should also raise computers and other valuables to a higher shelf just in case. 

Choose what restoration company you will work with. Any downtime your business has will create a threat to your livelihood, so recovering quickly is one of the best things you can do after a flood. By choosing your commercial restoration company in advance, you can be certain that you will get a quick response and expert flood damage restoration for your commercial space. 

If your business is damaged in a flood, you can count on us. We are ready 24 hours a day to provide you with a rapid response. Contact us today to learn more. 

Keeping Your Staff Safe With an Office Emergency Kit | SERVPRO® of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton 

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

If you own your own business, it is important that you are prepared for whatever might come your way—and not just in regard to market fluctuations. 

Emergencies and disasters are extremely common and often happen with little notice, which means that it is important to have a plan in place to take care of yourself and your staff just in case. One of the ways you can do this is by stocking an office emergency kit with necessary supplies for all of your staff in case you must seek shelter at work while there is danger present. 

Why Stock an Office Emergency Kit? Stocking an office emergency kit is one of the best things you can do to keep yourself and your staff safe in case of an emergency. 

While some emergency scenarios will require you to evacuate (and you should plan accordingly, just in case), scenarios such as severe weather might mean you need to stay put where you are until the threat has passed and/or help can arrive. 

By having an emergency kit stocked and ready, you can be certain that you and your staff have enough food and water to survive, as well as necessary medical equipment in case of an injury or other issue while you await assistance. 

Must-Have Supplies in Your Office Emergency Kit Having the right supplies in your kit will not only provide you with peace of mind, but you will also be prepared for any scenario that may arise while you and your employees are in the workplace. 

As you plan, it might be helpful to make an emergency kit checklist to be sure you do not miss anything. Some of the supplies you should absolutely include are: 

  • A first aid kit, complete with all basic medical supplies such as bandages, painkillers, etc. 
  • Non-perishable foods such as canned goods and protein bars 
  • Enough water to last each person at least three days (one gallon, per person, per day is recommended) 
  • Flashlights and extra batteries 
  • An emergency weather radio that is manually or battery-operated 
  • Toilet paper, paper towels and hand sanitizer 

If your office has experienced damage due to severe weather or another disaster, we are here to help you. Our trained technicians are ready to respond 24/7, so you can call us anytime to report your damages. 

SERVPRO Services that Help Restaurants to Reopen Doors Quickly

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Services that Help Restaurants to Reopen Doors Quickly

Restaurants are some of the most commonly flooded businesses in America, as they are prone to some risk factors that can lead to significant water and flood damage year-round. Many restaurants that are located near rivers, creeks, lakes, or shores, making them vulnerable to heavy rainfalls which cause banks to overflow. Restaurants also have high amounts of water usage as compared to other businesses, which can lead to more interior and clear water flooding than in other commercial establishments. Fortunately, SERVPRO knows how to get a restaurant's doors back open as quickly as possible after these damages, through a few key services. 
 
Inventory and Stock Management 
One of the most difficult tasks to accomplish alone after commercial water damage is to take inventory of what has been lost, damaged, or left alone in the building. Everything from furniture to valuable kitchen equipment to food stock can be accounted for and should be, for insurance purposes. SERVPRO can help you to keep track of your losses and get proper repayment from an insurer after the event is said and done. 
 
Rapid Restoration Services 
We have access to a wide variety of powerful tools and machines to help accelerate the process of water removal and restoration, including high-powered air movers, water extractors, deodorizing foggers, UV sanitizers, and more. When used strategically, these machines help businesses to open doors quicker than expected after even the worst water damage. 
 
Cohesive Teams and Helpful Policies 
We strive to ensure that a restaurant owner understands the process of restoration and can talk to our teams and representatives. Also, our staff is assembled in a way that encourages cohesiveness and cooperation. This also extends to our "white collar" representatives, who can present documentation to insurance adjusters and regulators with maximum efficacy. 

SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton is a trusted local source of commercial repairs and restorations. Contact us at (912) 538-1323 for our help with your disaster in inconvenience.

Surviving a disaster with use of our ERP

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

We recently helped out a local business with a water damage case. Luckily for this business, they had already contacted us prior to the damage in regards to our Emergency Ready Profile. The ERP is an immediate plan of action in case of an emergency. It allows for whoever is at the business to know what to do, when to do something, and who to call in advance so the disaster can be at a minimum. The business knew exactly where to turn off the water. In addition, it had the list of phone numbers in importance to begin making the phone calls so restoration can begin quickly. We love when a local business profits from our ERP. If you have any questions concerning how to get your business an ERP, please give us a call at (912) 538-1323.

Black Water

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

What is Black Water?

Dealing with water damage in Dublin, GA isn’t something that your neighbors will envy you for. It can be absolutely devastating for your commercial property, not to mention the possibility of being temporarily displaced, and business put on hold. In preparation for the possibility of a flood in your area, here are a few precautionary steps to ensure you are prepared.

1. Know your flood risk.

It’s important to keep track of your region’s flood risk. There are a number of factors that can determine your flood risk, but keep in mind that nowhere in the United States is free of flood risk. If you live in a coastal city during hurricane season, your flood risk will dramatically increase. Other areas with typically high flood risk include low-lying areas near bodies of water or downstream from a dam or levee.

2. Know your insurance options.

When it comes to natural disaster-type flash floods, typical commercial insurance policies often will not cover the damage. Flood insurance is a separate policy purchased through FEMA, so it’s important to keep that in mind if you do live in an area with high flood risk. It’s also important to familiarize yourself with local disaster restoration companies and choose one you prefer beforehand, since the time to act must be immediately after the flood. 

3. Know the signs of water damage.

Some floods are more severe than others, and in those cases, it will be obvious when your business has been affected. In other cases, however, water damage can be more insidious and it’s important to recognize the signs, as well as knowing the difference types of water that can damage your home. Black water, for example, is highly contaminated and will cause severe odor and mold damage to your property if not treated immediately. Flood water is, in every case, considered black water. Grey water can also cause damage, but is derived from appliances and pipes in your building

Emergency Ready Plan

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses may never fully recover following a disaster, according to industry 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. 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, fire, sewage, and mold damage can affect your business.

Contact our office today at (912) 538-1323 for a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

SERVPRO of Dublin, Vidalia, Claxton is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist you in the event of a loss! 

Services Provided to Restaurants

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Services that Help Restaurants to Reopen Doors Quickly

Restaurants are some of the most commonly flooded businesses in America, as they are prone to some risk factors that can lead to significant water and flood damage year-round. Many restaurants that are located near rivers, creeks, lakes, or shores, making them vulnerable to heavy rainfalls which cause banks to overflow. Restaurants also have high amounts of water usage as compared to other businesses, which can lead to more interior and clear water flooding than in other commercial establishments. Fortunately, SERVPRO knows how to get a restaurant's doors back open as quickly as possible after these damages, through a few key services. 
 
Inventory and Stock Management 
One of the most difficult tasks to accomplish alone after commercial water damage is to take inventory of what has been lost, damaged, or left alone in the building. Everything from furniture to valuable kitchen equipment to food stock can be accounted for and should be, for insurance purposes. SERVPRO can help you to keep track of your losses and get proper repayment from an insurer after the event is said and done. 
 
Rapid Restoration Services 
We have access to a wide variety of powerful tools and machines to help accelerate the process of water removal and restoration, including high-powered air movers, water extractors, deodorizing foggers, UV sanitizers, and more. When used strategically, these machines help businesses to open doors quicker than expected after even the worst water damage. 
 
Cohesive Teams and Helpful Policies 
We strive to ensure that a restaurant owner understands the process of restoration and can talk to our teams and representatives. Also, our staff is assembled in a way that encourages cohesiveness and cooperation. This also extends to our "white collar" representatives, who can present documentation to insurance adjusters and regulators with maximum efficacy. 

SERVPRO of Dublin, Vidalia, Claxton is a trusted local source of commercial repairs and restorations. Contact us at (912) 538-1323 for our help with your disaster in inconvenience.

After a Fire..

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Most full-service restoration specialists offer boarding-up services. Here are four reasons to board-up after a fire.

  1. You need to keep out the elements. If the structure of your property has sustained extensive damage, you should try to keep the elements out. Exposure to additional water, wind, or sunlight can compound the damage caused by smoke residue and soot.
  2. There is still viable stock on the premises. If products that appear viable remain in the building, you should consider boarding up. These items may require assessment and cleaning and may not be fit for sale but having them properly processed rather than stolen can be helpful for insurance purposes.
  3. You want to protect electronics and other valuables. Depending on the extent of the fire damage, you may be able to restore some electronics or other valuable property to working condition. Loss can be far more expensive than restoration or covered replacement.
  4. You want to limit soot damage. It is generally a good idea to reduce foot traffic on the scene of a recent fire. When soot gets embedded into carpeting or upholstery, it can be much more difficult to restore these materials to a pre-fire condition.

Your major concern is likely to be how to recover from fire damage as quickly and completely as possible. Preventing looting and exposure to the elements can make fire cleanup more successful. Here at SERVPRO of Dublin, Vidalia, Claxton we will always put our customers first.

Prevention of Water Damage

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

When owning or managing a place of business, disasters are always in the back of your mind. What if something happens and you have to be closed for a significant amount of time? Something such as a water leak can do this to a place of business. So what can you do to prevent this from happening?

Check the usual suspects of a water leak. Appliances, pipes and drains, and the roof are these suspects. The older these things are, the more often you need to check them. When you are checking these items if you see something wrong, immediately get them fixed. Keep a close eye on lose hose connections and caulk areas since these are simple fixes. In addition, you should continue to update maintenance on all appliances and equipment. In regards to the outside of your place of business, keep the gutters free of debris. This will help reduce the likelihood of your roof being damaged.

In addition, you should look into SERVPRO’s ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) which goes into play when a disaster strikes your place of business. If you want to inquire about the ERP or have a disaster happen at your place of business, call us at (912) 538-1323, and we will make it look “Like it never even happened."

Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

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As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry 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. 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.

Contact our office today at (912)538-1323 for a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

SERVPRO of Dublin/Vidalia/Claxton, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist you in the event of a loss!