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Restoring Commercial Properties

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Commercial Properties Water Damage Commercial Property

Flooding and water damage events at Columbus, Ohio 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. When an emergency arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus

SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus 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.

Dangers of Electrical Fires

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Dangers of Electrical Fires Electrical Fire

Like residential homes, commercial buildings are at risk of an electrical fires and you should take precaution to prevent these hazards. Electrical equipment, plugs and wiring can all causes a fire. Older buildings can have outdated wiring which poses additional risks. If you are in doubt, call a professional electrician.

Here are a few precautions you can make to minimize your risk of an electrical fire:

  1. Outlet & power cords – Make sure outlets are updated and in good working condition. Outlet should not be warm to the touch or make cracking sounds and should fit snugly. Have a professional repair them if you experience any issues.
  2. Cords & Wiring – Do not use a damaged cord. If your cords are frayed, pinched or pierced, throw them out. Damaged, worn, cracked or corroded electrical wires can increase the chance of an electrical fires.

The National Fire Protection Agency suggest calling a qualified electrician if you experience:

  1. Frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers.
  2. Discolored or warm wall outlets
  3. Flickering or dimming lights
  4. Sparks from an outlet

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus if you do experience an electrical fire in your business at- 614-888-5700.

Cleanup Is Tedious...

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleanup Is Tedious... Cleaning Soot From A Hallway: Before/After

Have You Ever Experienced A Mess Like This?

Commercial fires are among the most dangerous and scariest of losses that we encounter. It encounters someone’s business, or even their home if an apartment or Highrise catches on fire. This can leave a business without a place to operate, or tenants out of their homes. Either way, this makes hiring a contractor experienced in getting you back in business even more critical.

What Makes SERVPRO Different?

Here at SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus, we want you to know that you are hiring professionals who are trained in professional remediation. We follow all industry standards, and our crews are trained and certified in the work they are doing. Please call us with any questions to help get your business or home back to preloss conditions and get things put back together.

For A Free Consultation: (614) 888-5700

Cleanup Is Tedious...

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleanup Is Tedious... Cleaning Soot From A Hallway: Before/After

Have You Ever Experienced A Mess Like This?

Commercial fires are among the most dangerous and scariest of losses that we encounter. It encounters someone’s business, or even their home if an apartment or Highrise catches on fire. This can leave a business without a place to operate, or tenants out of their homes. Either way, this makes hiring a contractor experienced in getting you back in business even more critical.

What Makes SERVPRO Different?

Here at SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus, we want you to know that you are hiring professionals who are trained in professional remediation. We follow all industry standards, and our crews are trained and certified in the work they are doing. Please call us with any questions to help get your business or home back to preloss conditions and get things put back together.

For A Free Consultation: (614) 888-5700

Polar Vortex Commercial Damage

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Polar Vortex Commercial Damage Flooded Restroom

The Northeast and Midwest experienced a polar vortex this winter that caused many issues for residential and commercial building owners. SERVPRO’s professionally trained technicians were quick to respond to many commercial disasters. The frigid temperatures and heavy snow were the two factors that causes flooding and frozen pipes.

This commercial water loss was caused by a main water line break. Time is vital in starting the drying process to avoid additional cost to structure and contents. If drying is delayed mold and mildew can begin increasing the cost of the loss and time you are out of business.

SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus understands the importance of getting your company back in business and will be available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please contact us at 614-888-5700.

SERVPRO is Your Best Choice

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO is Your Best Choice Who should you call?

If you happen to encounter a commercial or residential loss, many people ask, what do we do now? If you don’t have a relationship with a professional remediation company, it can be very confusing after a loss on who to call for help These losses range in all types from water, fire, or mold found during a routine inspection. The importance of working with a professional and trained mitigation company is necessary for most commercial building managers. Here at SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus, we want to work with you and help advise you of your best options to move forward after an unfortunate situation is unfolding. If you encounter a fire, we already work with all the major insurance companies, and probably know your adjuster. Mold is a routine problem for us, because we see it and remove it all the time. Water is also our bread-and-butter, as we work with many property managers to take care of water flooding issues and facilities that happen. Whatever your issue is may be, SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus is here to help you out of your unfortunate situation. Give us a call and we can advise you through any predicament. (614) 888-5700.

Commercial Services SERVPRO Offers

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Services SERVPRO Offers SERVPRO is Ready to Assist Your Company with Any Loss

SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus is always ready to assist and you can trust the SERVPRO brand to get your company back in business after any loss. We can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering professional and superior service. Most people think of SERVPRO when they have a water damage, but we offer many other services.

Services SERVPRO can provide to your business:

  • Commercial Water Damage
  • Commercial Fire Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Commercial Duct Cleaning
  • Commercial Carpet Cleaning
  • Commercial Disaster Recover Team
  • Odor Removal
  • Bio-Hazard Clean Up

The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike your business. Regardless of your property type or size, we respond quickly to clean your property and manage your restoration project to its completion.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus should your business need assistance with any type of loss.

"Faster to Any Disaster"

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial "Faster to Any Disaster" Structure Drying

SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus responded quickly when we received an emergency call early in the morning for a water loss at this local commercial building. Five Thousand square feet of the building was affected by water due to heavy rain in the Central Ohio. Our owner and professional crew were on site within hours to start the water mitigation. They immediately began extracting water and drying equipment was placed to dry the structure and contents. SERVPRO closely monitored the drying daily by taking moisture readings and repositioning the equipment as necessary.

SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus offers 24 Hour Emergency Services – We have the training, experience, and equipment to handle any size water loss. If an emergency arises in your business, give SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus a call at 614-888-5700 and we will get you back in business!

SERVPRO Large Loss Response Team

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Large Loss Response Team Large Loss Water Damage in Downtown Columbus

SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus is a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT).  This means that our franchise has been qualified by SERVPRO's Corporate  office to handle Large Losses for the Commercial Large Loss Division.  The qualified franchises are required to work under a pre-arranged set of criteria to ensure that the work is completed to the highest of standards.

We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.  It is crucial that your business is back in service as soon as possible.

Our franchise is available 24/7 in the event of a disaster to your commercial property.  Whether your disaster happens at 2:00AM or on a holiday, call SERVPRO of Northeast Columbus at 614-888-5700 to respond immediately to your businesses' needs.

Emergency READY Profile

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

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.

Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The

SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Workplace Emergency Preparedness

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Workplace Emergency Preparedness Get Ready for Any Emergency!

Workplace Emergency Preparedness

The time to prepare for a workplace emergency is before it occurs. We never expect an emergency or disaster to happen in our home, workplace or community. The truth is an emergency or disaster could happen anywhere at any time. Having a well thought out emergency action plan is the best way you can protect your yourself, your family, your business and your employees. These unforeseen emergency situations can be natural or man-made and they threaten us by causing physical harm or environment damages.

Unexpected emergencies can include the following categories.

Weather emergencies:

Floods

Earthquakes

Hurricanes

Tornadoes

Environmental emergencies:

Fires

Toxic Gas releases

Explosion

Accidental or deliberate release of hazardous biological agents, or toxic chemicals

Pandemic disease

Man-made emergencies:

Civil Disturbances

Workplace violence

Deliberate release of hazardous biological agents, or toxic chemicals

Active shooter

Most people cannot think clearly and logically in a crisis. The first step in being prepared is to brainstorm all the potential emergencies that could disrupt your workplace. Once you establish your vulnerability you will want to address these objectives.

Steps to create an Emergency Preparedness Plan:

  • The most important objective will be to prevent injuries or fatalities.
  1. Who is responsibly to alert employees?
  2. How will they be alerted?
  3. Is evacuation required? What is the evacuation plan?
  4. How to determine a safe meeting space?
  • Call for help, fire department, police, medics etc.
  1. What emergency phone numbers do we need?
  2. Who will have access to this list?
  3. Who is responsible to make the phone calls?
  • When possible act to reduce the damage to your building and contents.
  1. Where are the main shut off valves?
  2. SERVPRO offers a ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) at no cost. We will send a SERVPRO representative to help you assess your facility.

After all emergency situations are analysis create your Emergency Preparedness Plan and put it in writing. It will then be important to set-up training for all employees. It is also a good idea to have practice drills to prepare employee and this also helps to evaluate your Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Steps to Take if You and Your Business are Victims of a Fire

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Steps to Take if You and Your Business are Victims of a Fire Fire Damaged Studs

No matter the severity of damages, a fire is a chaotic occurrence for any business owner. In addition to loss, every hour spent restoring your business is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Once the fire has ceased and the site has been cleared, follow these steps to promptly restore order, productivity and profitability of your business.

Account for Everyone Affected

The safety of your employees and patrons is of the most importance. Be sure all of your employees and guests are accounted for proceeding the incident. Check guest sign-in sheets or logs if you use them or surveillance cameras to ensure that everyone is accounted for. Once accounted for, retrieve contact information so that you are able to get in touch with anyone affected by the fire. This may also include board members, external partners and customers. Don’t leave your staff and business partners in the dark regarding the future of your company. Any activities or services that need to be postponed or suspended should be clearly communicated and announced. Communication is key to help keep your staff calm and alerted.

Contact your Insurance Company

Promptly contact your insurance agent to report the incident, damages and loss. The quicker you report the incident the quicker the rebuilding and reimbursement processes may begin. If you happen to rent or lease your space, don’t forget to contact your property owner or manager.

Document Everything.

Once the fire has ceased and you’ve accounted for everyone who may have been affected, survey your property for damages and take photos. Avoid costly mistakes and easily fetch important facts and numbers by documenting and organizing all records. Maintain phone call logs to include times and reasons for each contact. Keep all receipts to document any expenses paid for during your business’s recovery period. Insurance companies will require proof of claimed losses, so have pertinent documentation (receipts, user manuals, credit card statements, photos, etc.) easily accessible.

Recover Critical Data Servers: hard drives and computers that hold data critical to the day-to-day operations of your business. If damaged, you run the risk of losing data as well as exposing employee and customer information. Depending on your exact case, take the necessary steps needed to recover any sensitive data.

Safeguard Your Property

Once the property has been cleared by professionals, collect and remove salvageable valuables, paperwork and data devices. As a business owner, you are responsible for mitigating damages. If the fire has caused significant damage to the structure of the building (exterior walls, doors, windows or the roof) safeguard the premises. Temporarily patch any holes, pitch tarps or make arrangements to have the building boarded up to prevent further damage, vandalism and leaks. Remember to keep all receipts of expenses for reimbursement.

Proceed With Caution

It will be tempting get your business up and running as quickly as possible following the incident, but it is important to be patient and not to rush into any repairs. Contact experienced professionals to assist in the assessment of damages as they will have the knowledge, technology and resources needed to restore your space promptly and properly.

While any disaster to your business, big or small, can be worrisome - know that you have access to the resources to restore your business. Of US based businesses, about 60% have been able to reopen their doors after a disastrous fire and many have gone on to achieve great success and profitability. Above all, it is important to be smart and remain hopeful.

Restoring Your NE Columbus Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

6/6/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your NE Columbus Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at NE Columbus 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 NE Columbus

SERVPRO of NE Columbus 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.