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We Get You Back In Business In Plymouth After A Water Damage Disaster

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

One of our techs using a water extractor machine to extract water from the wet carpet in this preschool We used a water extractor machine to extract the water from the property to suck the water out of both the wet carpet and the padding.

How Estate Agents with Commercial Water Damage in Plymouth can Recover Crucial Documents

Commercial Water Damage Plymouth

Commercial water emergencies are affected by numerous variables. How much water is in the property, as well as the size and scope of the project at hand, can have an impact on the type of service you need. An estate agent may store precious documents for clients as well as keysets, which can be adversely affected by a weekend water emergency. Not only can your staff not return to work, but you may also be re-arranging appointments with clients while recovery is underway.

Our teams understand the situation of commercial water damage to Plymouth businesses and the impact it can have on the smooth running of your business. SERVPRO can send a crew chief directly to your property to perform inspection and emergency mitigation tasks. Our services encompass document recovery, which can be vital if your office stores hard-copies of deeds, tenancy agreements, or other legal documents.

Document recovery can be a tricky procedure, and it is impossible to reverse water damages from documents. However, SERVPRO engineers can act quickly to prevent further loss by freeze or vacuum drying the materials on-site. By doing so, we place the paper in stasis, halting any further or permanent damage. We can then adopt a strategy to recover the documents by using techniques to remove water by turning it directly to gas from solid.

Commercial clients use SERVPRO because they know we have the resources to perform specialty services. Our document recovery team can help you to maintain good copies of crucial documents that can help your business reputation significantly. Ultimately, requiring customers or clients to return to redo legal forms can appear unprofessional even after a water emergency. By using our specialist services, you can ensure your business continues to run smoothly even during times of crisis.

If you need expert, efficient water recovery technicians with experience in commercial buildings, contact SERVPRO of Plymouth / Wareham at (508) 746-9500.

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Mold in Your Halifax Commercial Property?

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

mold growth on a wall Have a mold problem in your Halifax business or commercial property? No worries, call us today. We help make it "Like it never even happened."

How to prevent mold growth in your Business

The most effective way to control mold is to solve moisture problems before mold growth starts.  Humid and warm conditions are perfect for mold growth.  

Mold is a major problem for business owners, when in areas where an abundance of air moisture is present.  It can do substantial damage to your business’s structure. Mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria growing in your business can cause health effects for both you and your customers.

General mold prevention measures should include the following:

  1. Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in your business as soon as possible:

This is a common source of your problem with mold growth. Your efforts for cleanup will be wasted if the source isn’t fixed.  Hire a plumber if needed to do the job right.

  1. Make sure HVAC drainage is not blocked:

Spillage from HVAC pans can cause damage.  Along with the damage, wet material is a perfect environment for mold growth.  Water in drip pans mostly accumulates if drainage is clogged.  This can be prevented by pouring bleach into the pipe’s vent at least once a year.  If it still occurs, an HVAC technician will need to perform an inspection and maintenance.

  1. Clean and dry wet/damp spots immediately:

Mold requires moisture to grow, so it is very important to dry up wet spots within 48 hours.  Utilizing a dry vac and fan to dry up most carpeting after a spill is a simple way to accomplish this.  If you can’t get furniture or carpeting completely dried after a flood or leaky pipe, you have to remove them. 

  1. Maintain low indoor humidity:

One of the most important ways to prevent mold growth in your business is to remove any excess humidity.  The reason for this is that mold requires moisture in order to develop and spread, so if you eliminate as much moisture as you can from the air, the mold will be somewhat stifled, and you may prevent a mold outbreak entirely.

If your business does encounter a mold problem- call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham. We understand business interruption and your need to avoid it- so we will work fast and professionally to restore your business back to its pre-mold condition.

Call to schedule an estimate or emergency services today at (508)746-9500

Possible Causes of Fires in the Workplace

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

image of a fire in an office supply "in" bin, symbolic of fires in the workplace Always maintain a safe workplace environment

4 Causes of possible workplace fires to have on your radar, and how to prevent them 

There are four common causes of fires at businesses. The first is faulty equipment. If the equipment is not properly checked, and there are, for example, loose wires, then the result could be an electrical fire as a result of either sparking or overheating. A way to solve this problem is to ensure equipment is checked on a regular basis and replaced or repaired if and when necessary.

A second common cause of fires in businesses is cluttering. A buildup of loose materials, grease and dust can cause a fire risk. Similarly, dirt and dust build-up can cause machinery to overheat, which increases the chance of fire. Regular and deep cleaning will reduce the probability of fire being a result of cluttering.

Combustible items on-site are also a fire hazard. Items like wood, paper, industrial products and cardboard that are highly flammable are a potential fire hazard. To reduce this risk, flammable waste should be disposed of regularly, and flammable industrial products should be clearly marked and handled with care.

Human error. Staff using machinery incorrectly, not properly carrying out dangerous work tasks and not reporting faulty equipment may cause fires. A way to reduce this risk would be to be trained properly in both how to use and maintain the necessary equipment and in basic fire safety.

If you keep these 4 possibilities in mind and take preventative measures, you can reduce your risk of fires in the workplace.

As always, if anything ever does happen- once everyone is safe and sound and cleanup is needed SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham is always Here to Help.

Fire Evacuation Plans for Your Commercial Business

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

photo of an employee following a sign from a fire evacuation plan A fire evacuation plan for your business is an important part of your overall emergency action plan.

The importance of developing a plan

A fire evacuation plan is an important part of a business’s overall emergency action plan.  The purpose of an emergency action plan is to assist employees with what actions should be taken during workplace emergencies. Organized plans and training will result in fewer injuries and less damage to the workplace during emergencies. A poorly prepared plan can result in a chaotic evacuation or a sub-optimal response from employees, which can result in misunderstanding, injury, and damage.

The following should be considered when developing a fire evacuation plan:

  • A chain of command and appointment of a person in charge in the event of an evacuation. The designation of what some call an “evacuation warden” to assist others and to account for employees is recommended;
  • Clear and well-defined procedures, such as routes and exits. These procedures should be posted where they are easily seen by all employees;
  • Procedures for assisting people who are unable to follow the standard evacuation procedure (such as those with disabilities);
  • A way to account for employees after an evacuation.

Your plan should also consider a way to alert employees to evacuate, how to report emergencies, and how to contact authorities if required. Remember, communication is key. This should include the following: 

  • Alarms should be available and recognized by all employees as a signal to evacuate the building;
  • Make available an emergency communications system to notify employees of the emergency 
  • Have in place a system that will allow you to contact local law enforcement, the fire department, or others as needed; and
  • Alarms must be able to be heard, seen, or otherwise perceived by everyone in the workplace. 

A fire evacuation plan is essential to a business in helping keep employees safe, organized and accounted for in the event of a workplace fire and can help avoid confusion and injury.

The Importance of Maintaining a Clean Business

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

A clean, organized business A well organized and clean work environment is the perfect recipe for success.

Benefits of organization and cleanliness

While many of the benefits of cleanliness and organization in the workplace are self-evident, placing specific emphasis on procedures that encourage strict maintenance of work areas can ensure that productivity is always at its peak.

It can be a good idea to encourage employees to pay particular attention to the ways that their impact on the work environment at large will inadvertently affect other workers as well as the overall flow of the workplace. This can be best implemented by providing ample space for each employee to perform their role as well as designated spaces for specialist equipment and other personal effects which have no place in the general workflow. Besides keeping the workspace tidy, such procedures can cut down on confusion when it comes to performing roles that may require specific equipment. Likewise, personal hygiene and cleanliness should be strictly maintained, especially in regards to eating areas and bathrooms, to minimize the risk of illness.

Besides these benefits to overall general cleanliness, the psychological impacts of working in a well-organized and tidy environment can help to maintain a sense of order and overall morale. Ensuring that all employees are doing their part and consciously addressing short fallings will greatly benefit the tone of the workplace environment and encourage a sense of camaraderie among workers.

Developing an Emergency READY Profile for Your Business

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

Image of SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile's portal at ready.servpro.com Preparation is key.

The Emergency READY Profile Advantage

Did you know 50% of businesses close down following a disaster? Of the businesses that do survive, the majority had a preparedness plan in place. By Developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business, you can know that you are “Ready for whatever happens.” Whether the disaster be man-made or natural, SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham is always Here to Help.

How to develop YOUR business's Emergency READY Profile?

  • Call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham directly and ask to make an appointment for one of our employees to come down to your business and compile an ERP for you! The number to call is (508) 746-9500. All we need from you is about 30 minutes for a walk through- we do the rest!

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Program is a no cost assessment of your facility. If needed, having an ERP for your business will save you a LOT of time- and when it comes to mitigation, time is money. Having an Emergency READY Program in place can also 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.

If you have any questions about the Emergency READY Profile, or if you would like to schedule a time for one of our employees to come to your business and compile one for your facility, give us a call! (508) 746-9500

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We Get You Back In Business In Plymouth After A Fire

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

photo of commercial business with fire damage We are faster to any size disaster and have the expertise, equipment, and experience to restore your business after fire damage strikes.

How We Help Your Business Thrive After Fire Damage in Plymouth

When a fire moves through your Plymouth retail space, the mess left behind can seem impossible to manage. Copious quantities of water and chemicals extinguish the flames, but now spread contaminated fluids throughout your building. The heat of the fire caused air currents that moved smoke far from the ignition site. Solids comprised of incompletely combusted structural materials and contents float on the superheated air, seeking cooler surfaces upon which to settle and adhere.

Multiple Certifications Support Our Efforts

Fire damage in your Plymouth shop includes water loss and persistent odors in addition to charring and soot buildup. The benefit of lining up our crews to respond is our wide-ranging disaster response capability. Our technicians train to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices standards in all aspects of disaster mitigation. We start the project with water containment, removal, and structural drying for safety reasons. Then we transition to charring, smoke, and soot cleanup without missing a beat.

Efficient Soot Remediation

Depending on the characteristics of the structures and contents burned, the oxygen available during the fire, and the temperature level reached, effective soot removal methods vary. Hot, fast-burning paper and wood blazes create a light, ashy coating SERVPRO technicians can dry-sponge and vacuum away. Plastics, rubber, and fabrics smolder, oxygen-starved, and laying down a thick, sticky coating. Our team selects cleaners with surfactants and wetting agents that dissolve, loosen, and suspend the soot in anticipation of a skillful wipedown. Protein-based fires leave a thin, highly malodorous, varnish-like coating. Abrasive tools and solvents dislodge the tightly adhered grease and food residue. 

Effective Deodorization 

SERVPRO uses a step by step approach to odor elimination. Debris removal and deep cleaning rid your store of much of the smelly material. Our employment of negative pressure air scrubbing equipment helps filter tiny, malodorous particles. Inspection and cleaning of HVAC systems can reduce the recycling of odor-bearing bits. We also have access to innovative equipment and products like thermal foggers, ozone machines, hydroxyl generators, and enzymatic cleaners to chemically change and neutralize odors at the molecular level. 

Fast Response and Containment Strategies

Every minute your products and services are unavailable to your customers impacts your future. SERVPRO knows you need to re-establish a presence in the community swiftly after a fire or risk losing out permanently to competitors. Our skilled and experienced work crews, supported by our inventory of leading-edge equipment, turn chaos into “Like it never even happened” fast. We also are proficient in effective containment and partitioning strategies that permit you to open for at least limited customer service during most or all phases of the fire recovery project.

Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Plymouth / Wareham to get you back in business rapidly after a fire loss. Call us at (508) 746-9500 24/7 to schedule an assessment: We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Restoring Your Plymouth/Wareham Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

Flooding and water damage events at Plymouth/Wareham 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 Plymouth/Wareham

SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham 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. If your commercial property experiences water damage, call us today at (508) 746-9500

When Water Damage Strikes your Plymouth Business

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

When Water Damage Strikes, call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham at (508) 746-9500

How SERVPRO handles Water Damage in your Plymouth Business

When you own a business, the last thing on your mind can be the possibility of one morning walking in to a flooded nightmare. However, that possibility has become a reality for far more businesses in this town than you would think. Whether it’s water that came from a broken pipe, faulty sprinklers or through a hole in your storeroom ceiling, the prospect of water damage occurring in your business is very real. If this does happen, the water inside needs to be removed as soon as possible, or it is likely to do further damage to the structure of your building. Swiftly hiring professional services can reduce the chances of other unpleasant discoveries in the future, such as mold.

Our highly trained team of IICRC-certified technicians can arrive at your property very shortly after your initial call. No matter the time of day, when you need our services, we can send a team to you. Your schedule matters to us, and we understand that when it comes to commercial/business water losses, time is money.

Our SERVPRO techs bring advanced technology and equipment with them on every job. Depending on the volume of water that needs to be removed, we can pick and choose the best tools for the job. SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham can bring portable pumps, wet/dry vacuums, and extractors to your business to remove the water as quickly as possible.

Getting the water out fast is our highest priority, because we want to prevent it from causing further damage to your property. Once we remove the water, we can clean up your space and throw out any damaged goods and clean your equipment. Finally, our technicians to use more trade-tools to dry out the structure of your business.

When you find water damage on your property, get the job done fast by calling SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham at (508) 746-9500.

Top-to-Bottom Cleaning in Wareham

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

The wonderful condition our crew returned this Wareham restaurant back too, as well as their glowing testimonial.

Deep Cleaning a Wareham Restaurant

Sometimes, your business just needs a deep top-to-bottom cleaning done by professionals. We have specialized training in time-tested and industry-approved cleaning methods. We can help return your business to it’s pristine condition- and we’re sure your customers will notice the difference. We pay attention to detail and make sure we meet all your expectations.

When this Wareham restaurant needed a deep cleaning, they knew to call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham. Our crew went in with the necessary equipment and knowledge to get this restaurant looking like new. They were so pleased with our services, they wrote a great testimonial on their Certificate of Satisfaction. In this picture to the right, you will see the wonderful condition we restored this Wareham restaurant back too. Don’t forget to read their testimonial highlighted in yellow!

If your restaurant or business needs a deep top-to-bottom cleaning, call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham today! (508) 746-9500

Commercial Property Maintenance Tips

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

With a properly maintained business, you can create lasting impressions that will bring new customers through word of mouth

Commercial Property Maintenance Tips

There are a lot of benefits proper facility maintenance can bring to a business. With a properly maintained business, you can create lasting impressions that will bring new customers through word of mouth. Always keep your business looking clean, organized and inviting. Remember that first impressions start the minute the customer gets out of their car. Here are some things to look out for when maintaining your property or business:

  • The Exterior of your Building: Speaking of first impressions, the maintenance of your building’s exterior will speak volumes to new customers. Make sure that everything on the outside of your business is repaired or replaced if need be. Don’t forget to pay attention to the landscaping as well.
  • The Interior of your Building: Once you’ve attracted the customer TO your business, having a clean interior will help keep them in the doors. Look for things that might need repairs or touch ups- and fix them. Always keep the interior of your business clean. Regularly dust, vacuum and maintain any appliances. Keep any bathrooms looking spotless and hygienic.
  • The Details: Don’t forget about the little things, like making sure the light fixtures are dusted or the bathroom soap is refilled. Customer’s will notice and appreciate the attention to detail. Making sure your business has an inviting scent never hurts.
  • Utilities: Regularly check and maintain your utilities. This includes air conditioning units, water heaters and any other utilities your business depends on. There is nothing worse than having one of your utilities go during business hours. Maintain a comfortable atmosphere for both customers and employees.

Not only does maintaining your property attract customers, but it also preserves its value. If you feel like you may have fallen behind on the maintenance of your business, or you just want a deep cleaning to bring back it’s appeal- Call SERVPRO® of Plymouth/Wareham! (508) 746-9500