Recent Commercial Posts

Dealing with Odors After a Fire at Your Business

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

One of the biggest challenges after fire damage occurs to your commercial property is getting rid of the damp and musty odor. It is especially important if you own a bar or a restaurant as patrons can take odors as an indication of uncleanliness. Learn about addressing the aftermath of fire damage in commercial buildings so you’re prepared should you experience a blaze in your Phoenix business.

Odor removal after fire damage

When a business experiences fire damage, addressing the fire damage from the flames isn’t enough. If left untreated, damp walls, carpeting, and other materials caused by firefighters fighting the blaze can cause a lingering odor in your business. SERVPRO’s professional restoration experts can eliminate such odors from your property after an occurrence of commercial fire damage in Phoenix. We use a multi-approach method to eliminate odors after any type of fire damage. A variety of deodorants and odor combating techniques can eradicate odors in no time. Our technicians are trained to know just how to address each unique situation.

Various methods used for odors

Odors often come from different sources after a fire damage incident. It can be hard to find all the sources and determine a specific method to combat them individually. The odor could be smoke residue, from the dampness of fire retardants, or a burnt small from the flames themselves. That’s why we use multiple methods that use various deodorants to get a better result. Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians use a combination of various types of deodorants that can combat the most common smells after a commercial fire damage event. They understand that different fire-damaged materials can cause ongoing odors and know best how to address the damage to fight ongoing odor issues.

Several types of deodorants

Only one type of deodorizing agent is not enough to combat smells from various sources. Different odors need different deodorants, so our technicians know how to use the best products for the job. Masking agents are often used to cover up bad odors with a pleasing-smelling chemical. Professionals use these agents to combat strong, offensive odors caused by fire or smoke damage. Pairing agents combine with the odor-causing particles in the air and neutralize them. Agents such as Ozone gas are used after a move-out. It is a reactive molecule that can combine with the odor-causing particle and neutralize it. The technicians use this method if the odors have permeated deeply in the surfaces and are otherwise difficult to resolve.

Work with SERVPRO

Working with professionals who are trained in odor removal in commercial buildings after a fire can ensure your business is back to pre-fire damage conditions and ready to open for business. Call SERVPRO of Phoenix today at (480) 503-2090 to discuss your fire damage remediation needs with one of our professionals. We’ll help you get beyond the fire damage and get back to work.

Opening a New Business? Make Emergency Planning Part of Your Strategy

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

There’s a lot of planning that goes into opening a new business, especially one that will have a physical brick-and-mortar presence. Rent, furnishings, connectivity and so much more need to be in place before you open your doors. Be sure you add emergency planning to that list of must-dos before opening day. Learn more about SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) and see how your local business can be better prepared.

What is the SERVPRO ERP?

Not all catastrophes cannot be prevented, which means it is crucial to have an emergency plan set just in case an unexpected event occurs to your business. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan works to prevent situations from escalating, which can save considerable time, money, and headache. The app is designed for commercial use and is marketed toward property and risk managers and business owners. The SERVPRO ERP works on the assertion that the more you know what to do and what to expect in advance of any kind of emergency is key to more timely mitigation can help minimize how water, storm, and fire damage can affect your business. SERVPRO’s ERP includes:

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Is it necessary for local businesses to have a plan?

Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind for those running a brick-and-mortar business. Knowing that 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 do not necessarily have to be. With preparation in place, you’re more likely to lose less downtime for your business, so neither your employees nor customers suffer if you close your doors. If you prepare for the future, you may save significant disaster costs. Utilizing tools to prevent damage, to prevent the loss, and to prevent losing your business to a disaster, is one of the best ways to ensure the “health” of what you own or manage. So yes, it is necessary to have an emergency plan!

SERVPRO can help with commercial damage

SERVPRO of Phoenix has a highly trained staff to help with any remediation needs you may have! We offer remediation for water, fire, mold, storm damage, and more. We also can help with other situations such as crime scene cleanup or other biohazard issues. In addition, we can help with your everyday commercial cleaning needs.

No one is ever completely prepared for a workplace disaster. If you are a local business owner considering adding SERVPRO’s ERP to your overall business preparedness plan. You can learn more about the program by contacting us at 480-502-2090. Be prepared for any disaster! Let SERVPRO help you protect your tomorrow by planning for an emergency today.

Is Your Office Building Prepared for An Unexpected Disaster?

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

If you own an office building, fire safety and emergency preparedness should be a priority for you, regardless of the size of the building. Being prepared with the right equipment and a well-thought-out emergency plan can save money, protect property, and possibly save lives in the event of a fire or other emergency. Take a moment to see if your office building is prepared now with these suggestions from SERVPRO of Phoenix.

Have fire extinguishers on hand and ready to use

When trying to avoid potential fires at work, make sure that the office building has the suitable amount of fire extinguishers to sufficiently cover the entire building. Fire extinguishers should be tested on a regular basis to make sure they always work correctly. This also applies to all fire suppression systems like automatic sprinkler systems as well. Your local fire department can assist you in testing and will eagerly provide recommendations on what would be ideal for your office building. Confirm all the building’s fire extinguishers are clearly within reach throughout the building should an emergency occur. Taking additional time to find an extinguisher during an emergency can result in further damage or worse so it’s critical to be prepared ahead of time and know where extinguishers are and are functional.

Check smoke and fire alarms on a routine basis

Smoke and fire alarms are vital to fire protection and damage control for commercial buildings of any size. Installing them is a good start, but they need to be inspected regularly to maintain functionality; otherwise, you may find them non-functional when you need them most. There are several choices for smoke and fire alarms, from hard-wired to wireless units. Once you have a smoke and fire alarm system in place, make sure there is an action plan should the alarm sound off and people know what to do to stay safe and exit the building quickly and safely if necessary. Confirm that your building has an exit map clearly posted throughout the building so people know how to exit the building safely.

Practice ongoing safety training for employees

An important aspect of safety preparedness is safety training for both homeowners and business owners. Including a fire safety training course in your workplace will empower building occupants to know exactly what they do should an emergency of any kind occurs, from fire to flooding to a gas leak, etc. It’s a good idea to contact your neighborhood fire department for information on available safety courses that you can use in your place of business.

Emergency exit lighting is important for additional safety

Emergency exit signs that light up should be installed throughout the property to direct people to safety during a fire alarm or other emergency in the office building. Make sure that the emergency exit is obvious of anything that could get in the way as people try to exit the building. Having appropriate lighting is also especially useful when highly trained remediation specialists arrive to clean up after the disaster.

Have an established evacuation plan

It’s imperative to schedule your commercial building to be inspected for any potential fire code issues or other issues that could hinder overall preparedness. The fire department will do it for free. Have regular fire drills and educate employees so that they are familiar with how to work the fire equipment, how to detect a gas leak, etc. It’s also a good idea to invest in an emergency readiness plan to make sure your building is prepared for any issue that may come along. SERVPRO’s ERP is an efficient way to plan for any emergency for your office building.

Stay prepared for emergencies

It’s critical to ensure that your office building is prepared for any emergency at any time. Reach out to the disaster recovery pros at SERVPRO of Phoenix to learn how we can help. Contact us at 480-503-2090 to get more information today.

Can’t Remember When Your Office Building Ducts Were Last Cleaned? Then It’s Time!

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Last year really flew by and for many building owners, maintenance was a bit of a struggle to get done for a variety of reasons. It’s important to have regular maintenance done to ensure the building is clean and safe. However, one item that’s often overlooked is duct cleaning. It is especially important to have your commercial ducts cleaned. While this type of maintenance isn’t as visible as, say, dirty windows or carpets, it’s still important to get done. If you can’t remember the last time these were addressed, then it’s time!

Why clean a building’s ducts on a regular basis?

Ventilation systems are often the biggest cause of poor indoor air quality, including dust and odors. Most HVAC ducts don’t cross a building owner’s mind until odor or dust actually becomes an issue. If your HVAC has been operating for some time without proper cleaning, it could be circulating less than desirable air throughout the building. SERVPRO of Phoenix can inspect the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit of your business to see if you’re due. Why is it so important to do this? Keeping ducts clean can help fight unwanted odors and extend the life of the equipment, which can save building owners money.

When should you clean your ducts?

Duct cleaning should be a part of your regular office building maintenance. This is especially true if you have done major construction to your building which generated dust and particles! Why clean after construction or other major renovations? Dust and dirt can reside in your air ducts and get worse over time if not cleaned out. Not sure the work was dusty enough to merit a cleaning? SERVPRO of Phoenix will come out and inspect your ducts, making recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns at your business and let you know if you’re due for a cleaning. Even without major construction, it’s a good idea to keep those ducts clean.

What exactly does duct cleaning entail?

Duct cleaning usually refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans, fan motor, and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing. This can help eliminate dust, pollen, odors, dirt, debris, and other contaminants. The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include helping restore peak energy efficiency, eliminating offensive odors, and possibly reducing the potential for mold growth if moisture has also accumulated in the HVAC system.

It's time to schedule your duct cleaning

Curious if your office building needs a duct cleaning service? Call our office to schedule your duct cleaning and our pros will come out and let you know what needs to be done. SERVPRO of Phoenix has highly trained professionals ready to help you get those office building ducts cleaned. We offer free estimates so you’ll know what the cost will be before we start the work. Contact us today at 480-503-2090 to get started!

Following Fire Codes Can Protect Your Business

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Fire can be devastating to businesses of any size. Recovering from a fire-related loss can put a huge strain on your business. And yet it’s common for us to see commercial building fire damages in Phoenix for a variety of reasons. It’s essential to protect your business and to do that, keeping up with the latest fire code is necessary. Be sure your business is practicing good fire prevention with these steps so you can rest easy that you’re protected.

Preventing fire by following the codes

The Phoenix fire code is updated annually. The code, based on the International Fire Code, provides fire and life safety standards for buildings, processes, and fire protection equipment installations in the City of Phoenix, so business owners should be aware of its contents and follow the recommendations. The Code is a companion code to the International Codes which were implemented by the City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department establishing the construction requirements for all development in the City of Phoenix. Unfortunately, many owners of commercial property are unaware of these frequent updates and fail to update the fire prevention system they have in place when these updates occur. It’s important to stay informed and in code for your safety. In addition, not following fire codes and result in code violations. Code violations that are fairly common among commercial property owners include:

  • Failure to install sprinklers within buildings that require them (some are exempt).
  • Failure to install fire alarms where they are now required.
  • Failure to update fire prevention equipment to comply with structural changes to the property. This includes signs, extinguishers, and fire department hookups.
  • Failure to maintain fire exits up to code standards, including proper signage.

Ensure you’re following the fire code for safety

The most common violations listed above are easy enough to avoid and should be taken more seriously by business owners of any size. If you’re unsure how to follow the code basics, contact your local Phoenix Fire Department and request to have a fire professional come out to your site prior to the official inspector, and educate yourself and your team on the fire hazards in your commercial property as well as any violations that may exist. This will help keep your business protected from fire and within code at all times, avoiding potential violations.

What to do when a fire occurs

Regardless of safeguards that may be put in place by commercial building owners, fires still happen sometimes, leading to considerable damage. When that happens, property owners should contact SERVPRO of Phoenix for our fire mitigation and restoration services. We also provide reconstruction for structures when needed as well. Fire remediation can help restore your commercial property to pre-fire condition, but it’s important to act fast to get fire remediation specialists out as quickly as possible to address the damage. If you find yourself dealing with commercial property fire damages, trust in SERVPRO of Phoenix and our professional fire remediation services. We offer immediate emergency service 24/7, so call 480-503-2090 and our trained fire technicians will be there to restore your commercial property damaged by fire.

Recovering From Storm Damage to Your Business

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

This has been a significant monsoon season so far, with no end in sight. Many businesses have already experienced storm damage to their businesses which has interrupted if not completely shut them down until repairs are completed. Here’s what you need to know on how to recover from water damage to your business.

What causes damage during monsoons

The severity of a monsoon storm can bring damage in a number of ways. With the expectational amount of water that occurs in a brief period of time, flooding is a typical result of monsoons. Depending on how severe the water damage is in your Phoenix business, professional restorers might not require a long span of time to restore your building and get your business ready for its nightly influx of customers. Of course, more severe instances might require a temporary closing, but one of the benefits of choosing professional services is that the job is getting done more efficiently, so your customers and employees are not without a place to go for very long. High winds can also cause damage, downing trees that can in turn damage businesses, roofs damaged or debris breaking windows. Then there is the lighting which can strike a building causing a fire. Monsoons are a triple threat to businesses, so it’s important to be prepared and know who to call.

What happens when you experience damage to your building

From the moment that our SERVPRO team arrives at your business, we work to determine the source of damage and get this area repaired. This repair is the first step in restoration, as it prevents further damage to the area while cleanup and repairs are underway. While more significant circumstances could warrant the replacement of materials and extraction equipment, often water damage incidents only require basic cleanup techniques and high-powered drying tools, whereas fire may need more significant remediation. For most businesses, water damage is the main result of a ferocious storm. Drying the area is a critical step of restoration. This process usually implements air movers and dehumidifiers but could also require more specialized equipment for specific areas and materials that require water removal. Ultimately, once the area gets dried, our SERVPRO professionals can work on deodorization before deeming the project completed. If fire or high wind damaged your business, SERVPRO will use a variety of techniques to address the damage and get your business up and running again.

Being prepared can help businesses recover

Oftentimes, valuable time is lost as business owners scramble to reach the right people to help get the recovery process underway. They also are unsure where shutoff valves are, or how to protect the assets in their building. SERVPRO strongly suggests having an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) in place to help facilitate reaction and recovery when a business experiences damage of any kind.

Overcoming damage in your business is not something that business owners should manage on their own. From repair to restoration, professional remediation service is often far more cost-effective. You can rely on our SERVPRO of Phoenix technicians to help you overcome the mess and get your doors back open quickly. Give us a call today at (480) 503-2090. We are available 24/7 to help your business recover from storm damage to your business.

SERVPRO Commercial Remediation Services Help Businesses Recover After Disaster

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Disasters of any kind can strike Phoenix businesses. From destructive monsoon storms to mold to fire damage, when a business experiences damage, the loss can be compounded by the inability to run a business until the damage is addressed. SERVPRO of Phoenix is here to help after your business suffers a water, fire, or any other loss.

SERVPRO’s trained professionals stand at the ready

SERVPRO has trained professionals on call 24-hours a day that are ready to answer your call and come to the rescue for whatever damage your business may suffer. Our water extraction and restoration technicians can mitigate damages caused by a water or fire event and get your operation back up and running as quickly. From fire damaged office spaces to flooded warehouses, and anything in between, SERVPRO of Phoenix has you covered and can make commercial water and fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Getting your business back up and running

Monsoons can be particularly damaging to businesses. Commercial water damage can cause many issues for businesses including loss of productivity which can cause logistical challenges.  Let SERVPRO help with our commercial water mitigation and restoration services. Our highly trained team of IICRC certified restoration and drying specialists not only restore your property but your piece of mind and reclaim order in a hectic situation. We’ll work with your property managers to review the situation completely, offer our suggestions for remediation, and inform them every step along the way until the process is finished, helping to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible.

How SERVPRO can assist with damages

Our crews can extract water from your commercial facility and start the drying process quickly so that you can get back to production or back to regular operation as soon as possible. If your business experiences fire or mold damage, we’ll diligently work to address the issue until your business is restored. Even if your facility has been significantly damaged, SERVPRO can work with your operation team to implement alternative daily operations so that your business can continue to operate and conduct business while the facility undergoes the drying process. No matter what kind of disaster you face, our commercial restoration services can help.

Contact SERVPRO for your commercial damage remediation needs

SERVPRO of Phoenix is a locally owned business so we know how crucial it is to get back up and running as soon as possible. We understand that every day that production or operations are interrupted, affects your business's bottom line. Don’t let damage of any kind ruin your business. Call the pros that are faster to any size disaster and can get the job done right the first time. Contact us 24/7 at 480-503-2090 to get on the road to recovery quickly.

Commercial Restoration Services for Damaged Businesses

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Flood or water damage can happen to businesses for a number of reasons. Our strong monsoon season most certainly can trigger water-damaged roofs leaking or collapsing or bring high floodwaters into the building. Commercial flood damage restoration services are meant to help a business to return to its normal operations after the disaster. To get your business to pre-damage condition, you need to act quickly and minimize further damage, get the debris removed from the building, and have the damaged areas repaired.

How SERVPRO approaches flood-damaged buildings

When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your business to perform commercial flood damage restoration, we first determine if the property is safe to re-enter. We also evaluate the damage and record everything that is damaged or otherwise compromised as your insurance provider may need a report before making any compensation for repairs. When restoring your office furniture, we inspect it to find out what is restorable and what is unsalvageable. Sometimes, it is not the water that causes all the damage; excess humidity can also cause some degree of destruction such as mold or mildew. Where possible, we can move the furniture to a dry location to assist the drying process. If the furniture cannot be moved because of its weight or any reason, we place a wood block or aluminum foil under the legs to prevent contact with the wet carpets. If upholstered furniture was wholly submerged in the water, its fabric covering experience mold growth quickly and become hard to salvage. We have a very specific process when caring for your belongings, whether it’s at your place of business or your home.

Working fast and efficiently to get your business running again

Our SERVPRO technicians know that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale events and disasters. SERVPRO of Phoenix has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion. We’ll remove the water and work diligently to restore your place of business to pre-water damage condition as quickly as possible. We also offer building services should the water leave extensive damage requiring structure repairs to drywalls, etc. All reconstruction is completed in-house giving us more control over the quality and timing of work.

If your business experiences water damage due to monsoons or other flood situations, contact SERVPRO of Phoenix immediately at 480-503-2090 to get your business back to normal as quickly as possible.

Water Damage Restoration for Your Commercial Property

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Unchecked water can be devastating to any structure. Water entering your commercial property risks far more potential extensive damages to stored merchandise, equipment, and shipping materials. Fast action by water remediation specialists like SERVPRO of Phoenix mitigates damages to commercial structures caused by water or flooding.

Why water damage is so destructive to commercial properties

Keep in mind that water damage to your commercial property is potentially worse than damage found in any other kind of structure. It’s extremely important to understand how to prepare your structure to resist water, or what to do if water damage or flooding occurs. Depending on the type of business it is, flooding at a commercial property can be expensive if numerous computers or other electronics are on site, or the property stores products or goods. Larger properties tend to have more contents; thus, the risk of a higher damage is very possible. As a commercial property owner, you must remain vigilant when it comes to protecting your property against water damage. SERVPRO can help you learn what to look out for and how to react to damages that can cause a slow in productivity or a loss of revenue for your company. Request a consultation with a field rep concerning the ERP Plan to better prepare you for unexpected mishaps or emergencies.

How damage goes beyond water

Hidden water, high humidity, and condensation often lead to mold contamination on your property. Cracks in your walls, ceilings, flooring, foundation, and roof allow temperature changes that drastically affect stored goods. Left unchecked, this damage can spread and cause significant loss. As with most disasters, being prepared can help prevent losses, or mitigate how extensive those losses are. Mold and lingering odors are unanticipated consequences of unchecked water damage to commercial property and need to be addressed if water damage occurs.

How SERVPRO helps commercial property owners  

SERVPRO's IICRC-industry certified technicians can perform a full inspection of your commercial property following water damage or flooding, providing you with the location of possible problems, services to correct these issues, and the preventative steps necessary to prevent reoccurring damages in the future. They will discuss any remediation solutions with you before starting any work so that you’re well aware of what to expect when water remediation services are complete, and what if any reconstruction or restoration services might be necessary. SERVPRO technicians can help steer you in the right direction on how to mitigate future problems and provide you with the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to recover should extensive water damage exist on your property.
 
If your commercial property experiences water damage of any kind, contact SERVPRO  24/7 at (480) 503-2090. We can help you take the stress out of your current situation and keep you informed throughout the restoration process to make things easier.

How Quickly Should Businesses Act When Water Damage Occurs?

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

An unexpected water disaster can be detrimental to any business, large or small. The key to keeping water damage to a minimum and restoring your business to a functional state again is based on how quickly you react to water damage. While some situations seem minor, even small amounts of water can cause significant damage if left unchecked. See how much damage can happen in a small amount of time without proper water damage remediation.

How much damage can happen over time when a water disaster occurs?

Water damage within minutes

  • Water quickly spreads into floors, drywall, fixtures, equipment, and documents.

Damage in the first 24 hours

  • Drywall swells and breaks from the saturation
  • Hardwoods and furnishings swell and crack
  • Microbial growth begins

Water damage within 5 days

  • Mold growth accelerates
  • Wood is saturated and warped
  • Ceilings collapse
  • Flooring is likely unsalvageable

Unchecked damage after 5 days

  • Structural safety is compromised
  • Contaminants are a serious threat
  • Restoration costs escalate

How your business can be prepared for water damage

To be prepared, you need to develop a contingency plan in case of water damage or any other kind of emergency. SERVPRO of Phoenix has an Emergency Ready Profile that is a free assessment of your facility when such disasters strike your business. The SERVPRO ERP identifies prioritized points of contact for authorizing the cleanup and restoration to begin. This saves time which will get your business up and running quicker saving time and money. It also provides detailed information such as water and gas shut-off valve locations and other priority information to accelerate reaction time and keep damage to a minimum. This will provide the crews reacting to your situation a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call…crucial when time is of the essence!

Protect your business by setting up an ERP with SERVPRO of Phoenix. Contact us at 480-503-2090 to learn more about protecting your business. We’re here 24/7 to assist you with any emergency you may experience.

How SERVPRO’s ERP Can Help Your Business If You Experience Damage

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

Since its implementation, the SERVPRO ERP (Emergency Ready Plan) system has allowed SERVPRO to respond faster and more effectively to hundreds of business calls nationwide and has saved business owners thousands of dollars in restoration costs. Learn more about SERVPRO’s ERP and how ERP can help your business if you experience damage.

What is the SERVPRO ERP?

SERVPRO’s ERP is a system that helps businesses create a readiness profile for all of their locations to be prepared for any disaster. The ERP helps business owners create an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for their facility, at no charge. The business owner works with SERVPRO to gather and document information that will become critical if a disaster strikes. It allows business owners to create customized, pre-organized profiles of their properties and locations so that in case of a disaster, we have access to any relevant documents and information immediately Once the ERP is created, business owners have access to their information 24/7 online and by using SERVPRO’s free smartphone app, creating a comprehensive emergency plan for the business. A comprehensive emergency plan contains critical information about the location of shut-off valves, fire suppression system controls, emergency contact numbers and more—information that can save emergency responders precious time and help contain damage and minimize injury.


The SERVPRO ERP Creates Faster Responses

With a profile in the ERP system, we can respond to your business emergency faster much quicker than if you had contacted us by phone. The system allows your call to be simplified to the press of a button, saving valuable time otherwise spent searching for phone numbers, relevant documents, and communicating the situation to us. Whether your emergency is water, fire or flooding, the ERP gets us out to your business faster, which can help minimize damage with faster reaction to the emergency.

Our ERP Priority Response

Some events, such as flash flooding, may hit many buildings and neighborhoods at once. This can cause resources to get tied up quickly, and we may have to delay our response to some inquiries. With the ERP system, you can avoid having to contact a representative and get your request in before others around you. The ERP app gives you priority response to any damage emergency you have. We’re dispatched faster to your location to start handling your issue right away.

More Effective Responses with Prior Knowledge

Having critical information such as breaker locations, water lines placement, floor plans, and inventories allow our IIRC trained technicians to do their work with unmatched efficiency. By giving us a wealth of information ahead of time, businesses help to ensure that any SERVPRO teams working on your business can better understand what they are working with and the job they are doing, without wasting precious time locations breaker boxes, lines, etc.

Multi-Location Management Damage Control

Many companies operate multiple locations, some of which may be damaged in an event while others remain unscathed or encounter different problems, depending on the situation. The SERVPRO ERP system allows businesses to create separate profiles for each business location, eliminating confusion and ensuring that more severely damaged locations are treated first.

Damage of any kind can impact a business. SERVPRO of Phoenix is ready to respond to your company's needs 24/7. If water, storm, flood, or fire damage has impacted one or more of your locations, or if you would like to learn more about our ERP system, call us at (480) 503-2090.

Addressing the Aftermath of Water Damage in Commercial Buildings

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

One of the biggest challenges after water damage occurs to your commercial property is getting rid of the damp and musty odor. It is especially important if you own a bar or a restaurant as patrons can take odors as an indication of uncleanliness. Learn about addressing the aftermath of water damage in commercial buildings so you’re prepared should you experience a flood in your Phoenix business.

Odor removal is possible after water damage

When a business experiences water damage, whether it be from heavy rains, a broken water pipe, or other cause, fixing the cause of the damage and extracting the water isn’t enough. If left untreated, damp walls, carpeting, and other materials can cause a lingering odor in your business. SERVPRO’s professional restoration experts can eliminate such odors from your property after an occurrence of commercial water damage in Phoenix. We use a multi-approach method to eliminate odors after any type of water damage. A variety of deodorants and odor combating techniques can eradicate odors in no time. Our technicians are trained to know just how to address each unique situation.

Multiple methods used for odors

Odors often come from different sources after a water damage incident. It can be hard to find all the sources and determine a specific method to combat them individually. That’s why we use multiple methods that use various deodorants to get a better result. Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians use a combination of various types of deodorants that can combat the most common smells after a commercial water damage event. They understand that different water-damaged materials can cause ongoing odors and know best how to address the damage to fight ongoing odor issues.

Various types of deodorants

Only one type of deodorizing agent is not enough to combat smells from various sources. Different odors need different deodorants, so our technicians know how to use the best products for the job. Masking agents in time-release beads are often used to cover up bad odors with a pleasant-smelling chemical. Professionals use these agents to combat strong, offensive odors caused by water damage. Pairing agents combine with the odor-causing particles in the air and neutralize them. Once these agents combine with the particles in the air, they cause them to fall to the ground, which can be cleaned later to get rid of any potential ongoing odor issues. Electrically generated deodorizing agents such as Ozone gas are used after a move-out. It is a reactive molecule that can combine with the odor-causing particle and neutralize it. The technicians use this method if the odors have penetrated deeply in the surfaces and are otherwise difficult to rectify.

Working with professionals who are trained in odor removal in commercial buildings can ensure your business is back to pre-water damage conditions and ready to open for business. Call SERVPRO of Phoenix today at (480) 503-2090 to discuss your water damage remediation needs with one of our professionals. We’ll help you get beyond the water damage and get back to work.

SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Services Can Assist Your Business in an Emergency

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

With current circumstances, businesses large and small are working extra hard to keep things business as usual, serving customers to the best of their ability. That is why when disaster strikes, it is critical for companies to know where to turn for disaster recovery services. SERVPRO of Phoenix can help!

What is the Disaster Recovery Team?

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, also known as the Commercial Large Loss Division, is comprised of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster that you may encounter and are prepared to help you recover. Every large loss project is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation to get the job done quickly and professionally. At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. By having a national presence and working together as a team, we can quickly react to any emergency you have and help start the process of recovery.

What kind of properties can SERVPRO assist with?

Our disaster recovery team has worked with businesses of all sizes, and from all kinds of industries,  including:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

We have the experience and expertise to help your business recover from a disaster, regardless of what industry you are in. The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable!

What projects have SERVPRO worked on in the past?

For almost any natural disaster in recent years, SERVPRO has been there to help. From hurricanes to wildfires to floods, the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team has been there to help mitigate storm damage and help businesses get back on their feet.

If your business has experienced a disaster, contact SERVPRO of Phoenix to help address the damage and get your business back up and running. We are available 24/7. Contact us at 480-502-2090. We are here to help!

Why Your Small Business Needs an Emergency Ready Profile

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Small business owners have a lot to worry about while running a business. How to handle an emergency should not be one of those concerns. Learn more about SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) and see how your small business can be better prepared.

What is the SERVPRO ERP?

Unfortunately, all catastrophes cannot be prevented, which means it is imperative to have an emergency plan set just in case an unexpected event occurs. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan application works to prevent situations from escalating. The app, designed for commercial use, is marketed towards property and risk managers and towards business owners. The SERVPRO ERP works on the premise that the more you know what to do and what to expect in advance of any kind of emergency is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water, storm, and fire damage can affect your business. Our ERP includes the following:

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Is it necessary for small businesses to have a plan?

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 do not necessarily have to be. If you prepare for the future, you will save early for disaster costs. Utilizing tools to prevent damage, to prevent loss, and to prevent losing your business to a disaster, is one of the best ways to ensure the “health” of what you own or manage. 

Can SERVPRO help with commercial damage after an event?

SERVPRO of Phoenix has a highly trained staff to help with any remediation needs you may have! We offer remediation for water, fire, mold, storm damage, and more. We also can help with other situations such as crime scene cleanup or other biohazard issues. In addition, we can help with your everyday commercial cleaning needs.

If you are a small business owner considering adding SERVPRO’s ERP to your overall business preparedness plan. You can learn more about the program by contacting us at 480-502-2090. Be prepared for any disaster! Let SERVPRO help.

Does Your Business Have an Emergency Readiness Plan?

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

When an unexpected disaster occurs, many businesses struggle to fully recover in the aftermath. Having a plan in place to be prepared for emergencies can make the difference between surviving a disaster or not. Does your business have an emergency readiness plan?

How businesses are impacted by disasters

Some businesses may never recover following a disaster, having lost too much time, clientele or inventory during the recovery process. A fire to a business is devastating and can cause it to completely shut down; for many businesses regardless of size, extensive downtime can mean a huge financial impact. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), almost 40 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors after a disaster. However, the ones that do survive usually have a preparedness plan in place.

What is an emergency readiness plan?

While an emergency readiness plan can’t stop a disaster from happening, it can help a business be ready to handle a disaster during the event and be better prepared to recover after a disaster. One-way SERVPRO helps a business be prepared is with the ERP profile. 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.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the lone of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Contact SERVPRO of Phoenix to get your business ready

SERVPRO of Phoenix is well-versed in disaster recovery and remediation. If you want to better prepare your business for any unexpected disaster, contact SERVPRO of Phoenix to learn more. You can also read more about SERVPRO’s ERP to understand how it can help prepare you for any emergency and offers helpful tips and best practices. Already experienced an unexpected disaster and need help?  Call SERVPRO 24/7 at 480-503-2090. We’re faster to any disaster and can help you recover and get back to business in no time!

Why Commercial Cleaning is Important for Your Business

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

There are a lot of issues that business owners must worry about to keep their business running. Operations, sales, marketing, accounting issues…. the list goes on and on. With so much to worry about, sometimes issues such as ongoing commercial cleaning of a business is an afterthought, but this would be a mistake! Consistent commercial cleaning might not sound like a big deal, but a clean business sends a powerful message to staff and customers alike.

Why commercial cleaning is important to businesses of all sizes

Why is maintaining professional commercial cleaning from a company like SERVPRO of Phoenix so important? Here are some of the benefits of prioritizing workplace cleanliness:

  • It reduces the need to replace supplies and equipment as often. When dirt and grime are left to build up, they will cause unnecessary wear-and-tear on your office equipment. Flooring can become stained and unkempt, and office furniture left uncared for is unsightly, not to mention unsanitary. Regular professional commercial cleaning and maintenance will save you costly replacements of these items.
  • It can help you find and fix damages before they become a problem. Regular deep cleaning can help you catch issues you might not notice. Regular cleaning maintenance can help you see the signs of water damage and mold growth that may otherwise go unnoticed., Damage from leaks are much easier to deal with at the beginning of the issue and easier to resolve. The longer the damage from a water leak goes on, the higher the costs for repairs are going to be and the higher the risk of mold.
  • It can positively affect employee morale. An unclean workplace makes it difficult to concentrate and has been proven to cause stress, especially for those people who are highly sensitive to uncomfortable surroundings. When your workers are happy and productive, your customers and clients will know it, and an atmosphere of positivity will affect your business by encouraging repeat sales and referrals.
  • It gives your business an image and reputation of professionalism. If your business looks like a mess, most people may assume it’s unprofessional. Water-stained walls, dirty carpets, unkempt furniture and machinery, and dusty light fixtures can give your prospective customers the idea that you are not a professional business. Simple commercial cleaning on a regular basis can help address this.

Why SERVPRO of Phoenix for commercial cleaning services

SERVPRO offers the unique value of a one-stop resource for all your commercial and damage repair needs. First and foremost, we offer a variety of cleaning services, including:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

 When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Phoenix for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look it's very best. In addition, if our commercial cleaning team finds signs of damage from water or mold during our services, we can not only alert your business promptly but can work with you to address the situation, regardless of how substantial the damage is.


Call us here at SERVPRO of Phoenix for help with all your commercial cleaning needs. We are experienced in cleanup after water and fire damage, and mold remediation is one of our specialties! Our phone number is (480)503-2090.

Commercial Storm Damage Services Are Vital to Any Phoenix Business

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded commercial facility in Phoenix This fabrication plant in Phoenix suffered flooding from a ruptured water line.

When businesses experience storm damage, the costs are multiplied by not only what the expense will be to repair the damage, but lost business during the time repairs are being done. When Phoenix businesses experience storm damage by our destructive monsoons, the costs can add up quickly, so working with a business such as SERVPRO of Phoenix can make a huge difference in how well a business recovers after commercial storm damage is experienced.

The cost of storm damages to a business

When monsoons or other violent storms cause damage to a business, regardless of size, the business can suffer significantly until the damage is repaired. First, the initial damage, which can include broken windows, soaked flooring and furniture, damaged walls and more, can be unsightly if not unsafe for both customers and employees. In many cases, businesses have to shut down fully or partially until the damage is assessed and repaired. In addition to the cost of repairs and lost business, productivity can suffer significantly even if the business remains open. The sooner a business can get fully restored and up to speed, the less costly the storm damage is to the company’s bottom line overall.

Why commercial storm damage presents a unique challenge to restoration specialists

Storm damage to commercial properties present a unique challenge to restoration specialists. Unlike residential properties, commercial properties may not be able to vacate the premises while restoration work is being done in order to keep the business up and running. Also, depending on the size of the business building itself, the restoration process can be on a much larger scale, especially those commercial building with multiple floors. Oftentimes, heavy or expensive commercial equipment has suffered from storm damage and needs to be restored or removed. And of course, while storm damage is never convenient for either a homeowner or a commercial property owner, commercial storm damage can be significantly more costly as more time goes on until the damage is repaired. With SERVPRO of Phoenix’s 24-hour emergency service, we can be faster to any disaster.

The timeline for water damage on commercial properties

Water damage restoration specialists understand the timeline of water damage and the costs associated. Within minutes of storm damage, water can spread quickly and cause damage to flooring, furniture, walls, equipment and more. Within 24 hours, drywall can swell, materials start to break down, and a musty odor can form. After 48 hours, windows and doors can swell, paint blisters and wood floors can warp. If damage is left unaddressed any longer than a week, significant mold damage can set it, greatly increasing costs to businesses. There are many major employers in Phoenix but large or small, water damage can be costly to a company.

Why business need to work with a commercial restoration specialist

Unfortunately, most companies don’t seek out commercial storm damage services until they need one and by then, the clock is ticking. Ideally, companies should identify a company that specializes in commercial storm damage restoration and other related services so they’re prepared should disaster strike. If your company is seeking a commercial restoration company as part of their emergency ready plan, contact SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090.

Faster Commercial Water Damage Clean Up in Phoenix

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

Damage to a Commercial Property in Phoenix, Arizona. Commercial property with water damage in Phoenix, Az.

When your business requires commercial water damage cleanup in Phoenix, Az, there is no time to lose when responding. With moisture soaking structural components and water invading equipment, inventory, and documents, immediate action is necessary. It’s in your best interest to line up our water abatement specialists at SERVPRO of Phoenix.

Obtaining fast commercial water cleanup in Phoenix is as easy as contacting us. SERVPRO of Phoenix invests in the highest efficiency commercial pumps and extractors of water available that are able to move hundreds of gallons of water from your commercial property quickly and effectively.

Phoenix, Az Commercial Water Damage Repair 

Our equipment is run by a team of skilled IICRC technicians that are trained and highly skilled in commercial water damage repair. With our proactive approach, your commercial property benefits.

Water that remains in a commercial building for more than 24 to 48 hours exposes the property to a very high risk of mold damage that requires remediation immediately. SERVPRO of Phoenix is focused on the fastest way to remove the water, arriving to your commercial property with a trained and experienced crew, with completely stocked service trucks. 

The signature green SERVPRO of Phoenix trucks are equipped with high capacity submersible pumps, water extractors, effective EPA disinfectants and cleaners. We also always carry air movers and dehumidifiers to address the eventual applied structural drying.

If the repairs needed for your commercial water damage is more extensive, SERVPRO of Phoenix has access to the nationwide network of SERVPRO franchises to increase workforce. This means more techs and more inventory of water extractors and drying equipment to be sure that your property gets back to its preloss condition in less time.

Emergency Water Damage Restoration for Commercial Properties

SERVPRO of Phoenix is Faster to Any Size Disaster, taking care of all your commercial water damage repairs quickly and professionally. Call us 24/7 for immediate emergency service at 480-503-2090.

Here to Help After Your Commercial Property in Phoenix, is Affected by Water Damage.

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Author

Chris Butas

Senior Estimator / Commercial Project Manager

SERVPRO of Phoenix
Chris is our authority in commercial water damage repairs. He is IICRC certified as a WRT (Water Damage Restoration Technician) and has been in the industry for more than 25 years, with the last 15 at SERVPRO of Phoenix.

When it is Safe to Return to Work After a Flood

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Phoenix Commercial Flood

When a flood occurs in a commercial building, it’s a common concern of business owners when they can resume business. Ultimately, it depends on how severe the flood damage was as well as if the damage was caused by black water. Flood restoration experts generally have a process in place that allows your business to resume in as little time possible, although some of the phases are deemed not safe.

Commercial Flood Cleanup

While the commercial restoration company is doing the initial cleanup from the flood damage, it’s not safe for the employees to be there. Water becomes contaminated with bacteria causing a serious health hazard. It is wise to keep all personnel stay away from the building during this phase.

Demolition After Commercial Flood

The restoration company will likely have to do some demolition to preserve the property after the flood damage. Demolition removes any property affected by the black water. This phase includes eliminating drywall, insulation, carpet and any furniture affected. During this phase, it is also not safe for staff to be present.

Sterilizing Commercial Building

During the sterilization phase, all the affected property undergoes scrubbing and disinfecting to make sure everything is sanitized. The sterilization phase consists of very strong chemical cleaners, requiring anyone who isn’t trained and complete with the proper wear remain absent.

Commercial Reconstruction

The reconstruction phase includes replacing all items compromised during the demolition. At some time during this phase your restoration company will give you the green light to resume business.

Commercial Flood Restoration Company

It’s very common when a flood produces black and gray water so it is wise to allow a certified disaster recovery team to take care of the flood cleanup and restoration, like SERVPRO of Phoenix.

Is Your Commercial Building Up-to-Date with Fire Code Updates?

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that sixty to eighty percent of businesses never recover from commercial building fire damages in Phoenix? It’s a once in a lifetime event, but happening one time is one time too many. It’s crucial to protect such value and to do that, keeping up with the latest fire code is necessary. Not only that, but the fines associated with not keeping up with the fire code are costly.

Prevent Commercial Building Fire Damages

The Phoenix fire code is updated each year and the city is currently reviewing the 2018 International Fire Code for adoption in 2019. Too many owners of commercial property fail to update the fire prevention system they have in place when these updates are made.

Code violations that are common among commercial property owners in Phoenix include:

  • Failing to install sprinklers within building that now require them.
  • Failing to install fire alarms where they are now required.
  • Failing to update fire prevention equipment to comply with structural changes to the property such as signs, extinguishers and fire department hook-ups.
  • Failing to maintain fire exits up to code standards

These common violations are virtually simple to apply considering the potential alternative and should be taken more seriously. Have questions? Call your local Phoenix Fire Department and request to have a firefighter come visit, prior to the official inspector, and educate you on the fire hazards in your commercial property as well as any violations that exist.

Commercial Property Fire Damage Restoration

Unfortunately, fires still happen, leaving many Phoenix commercial property fire damages in it’s path. When that happens property owners call SERVPRO of Phoenix for our fire mitigation and restoration services. We also provide reconstruction for structures when needed as well.

If you find yourself dealing with commercial property fire damages, trust in SERVPRO of Phoenix and their premier services that we’re known for. With immediate emergency service 24/7, call 480-503-2090 and our techs will be there to restore your commercial property damaged by fire.

Water Loss in Your Phoenix Area Eatery? Call SERVPRO for Fast Service

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Don't "Duck" Water Mitigation in Your Phoenix Restaurant

SERVPRO Keeps Fast Food Restaurants in Phoenix with Water Damage In Business

Water damage to a fast food restaurant can set you back thousands of dollars in damage restoration costs and lost revenue. However, with the help of a professional company like SERVPRO, that lost profit can be mitigated through some of the unique aspects about our service that have cultivated a national reputation for industry-leading care for service sector businesses in crisis. We focus on fast turnaround times and thorough work for all of our service sector clients to enable you to reopen doors and resume normal operations as quickly as possible and prevent days of lost revenue from racking up.

Appropriate Reactions to Every Disaster
Sending out crews equipped to handle the specific water damage problem your Phoenix fast-food restaurant faces can be a challenge for inexperienced companies. Different situations require different types and amounts of crews and equipment, but with a wide variety of both certified damage mitigation specialists and high-quality machinery, we can help with any size disaster without also employing too many countermeasures for what could end up being a minor issue. SERVPRO inspectors have years of experience that help them to understand how to make sure our crews do their work thoroughly and completely without letting expenses skyrocket out of control.

Stopping Revenue Loss Sooner
We work fast to make sure doors reopen as soon as possible after a flood or spill in your establishment. Having worked with businesses for decades and learning their main concerns after a significant damaging event, we have adapted our approach to commercial water damage mitigation and cleanup projects to use only the fastest and most effective approaches possible. Depending on the size of the incident, doors may not ever close, and we can sometimes do our best to solve the problem while keeping the place open and in business. We can also provide after-hours cleanup if this further protects your enterprise.

SERVPRO of Phoenix provides the fast and well-trained water damage mitigation services necessary to keep your business up and running during and after a flood or spill. Call us at (480) 503-2090 for our services or a quote.

SERVPRO Assists with Commercial Crime Scene Cleanup in the Phoenix Area

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Saves Money for Phoenix Business Crime Scene Cleanups

Crime Scene Cleanup Can be Hard for Phoenix Factories, but SERVPRO Can Help

Crime scene cleanup for factories in Phoenix can be a tough task to handle alone. With a myriad of laws, regulations, and work to be done, factory owners and managers have their hands full if they want to reverse any damage done without leaving permanent visual reminders of the events that could disrupt workflow. SERVPRO offers the expertise and equipment necessary to handle clime scene cleanups while working around regulations and avoiding further damage to the building and any equipment inside.

Biohazard Cleanup
One of the most important reasons to hire a specialist crime scene cleanup firm for your factory in Phoenix is to ensure that biohazards such as blood and bodily fluids are cleaned up without any risk to your employees. There are many health risks associated with unprotected contact with bodily fluids in an uncontrolled environment, but SERVPRO technicians possess the safety equipment necessary to handle these materials with minimal risk as we follow IICRC best practices. You should never attempt to clean up these fluids yourself, as you could face expensive lawsuits in the future should any health effects arise in your workforce.

Damage Restoration
Broken glass, damaged walls, and other visual indicators of damage all need an experienced hand to be repaired back to the state they were in before the crime. We work with most of the materials present in local industrial buildings on a day-to-day basis and know the specialized treatments and repair techniques necessary to reverse damages for as little cost as possible. Our equipment and disinfecting agents are highly rated for effective cleanup and sanitation.

Insurance Concerns
Insurance companies work with and may even recommend SERVPRO to their commercial clients because they trust us to deliver exceptional quality care with minimal risk to both the contents of your factory, its equipment, and other capital investments and the structure itself. We can work with your insurance provider and help you with many of the legal and regulatory aspects of filing a claim after a crime as far as documenting our services.

SERVPRO of Phoenix provides fast, certified, and professional damage cleanup and restoration services for businesses in the area. Call us at (480) 503-2090 for our help with any situation at your place of business.

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Don’t Let Floods Leave Your Phoenix Dry Cleaning Business Hanging

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storms are a certainty in life. Let SERVPRO help get your business back running.

Commercial Flood Damage Technicians In Phoenix Talk About Contaminated Water Issues

If the Phoenix area ever gets hit by excessive rain, the water that enters your dry cleaning business might not be safe. Whenever our SERVPRO technicians complete a commercial flood damage project, we treat the situation differently then if the source of the moisture is clean. Pollution from the air, and possibly harmful bacteria can contaminate rainwater. Water that is muddy is treated like a sewage backup because it could contain harmful bacteria and parasites that exist in the outdoors. Both types of water can cause unpleasant aromas to penetrate in your contents and building materials during a commercial flood damage loss. 

If contaminated water remains in your Phoenix area dry cleaner for too long, the odors could penetrate your customers' clothing. Anytime our SERVPRO crew mitigates a commercial flood damage project in Phoenix odor, control is a major concern. We know that not only can your carpet and building materials contain malodor particles but your equipment and customers' clothing can as well. During the restoration process, we do as much as we can to eliminate items that smell like mildew and if they still exist we carry out deodorization procedures. 

Once we arrive at your place of business and go through the proper channels to get work authorization, we begin figuring out what items got ruined by the contaminated water. In most cases, porous items like carpet and pad get removed. Next, we extract any water that remains on non-porous flooring materials or the subfloor. Then, we dry out all of your building materials and contents so that moisture levels return to preloss conditions. The subfloor then gets treated with anti-microbial chemicals and deodorized. 

We can then deodorize your building materials and your customers' items to remove any lingering foul odors. In some situations, fogging machines can get used to penetrate chemicals into fabrics. In other scenarios, we can use an ozone machine that sends out O3 particles that react with and neutralize malodor particles. 

If things are ever wet inside your dry cleaning shop after a storm, call SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090 as soon as you notice a problem.

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Effective Approaches During Commercial Water Removal in Phoenix Properties

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage at your rental condo is undoubtedly inconvenient. Contact SERVPRO to dry out your property.

SERVPRO Technicians Expertly Tackle Drying Out Your Rental Property After an Event

Large premises usually present unique challenges even when dealing with simple problems. For example, the costs of fixing damages from a burst water pipe in a Phoenix Condo can run up to tens or hundreds of thousands. Unlike in other properties, the leaking water can seep from the upper unit to the ones below it damaging ceilings and walls. Such seepage is what multiplies costs. Besides, some units might be left unoccupied for extended periods, and if the leak originates from such a unit, the water might run longer before anyone notices.
 
The steps taken during commercial water removal in Phoenix affect the success rate and to some extent, the cost involved. Faster removal of water from the property after detecting the source and fixing it is the key to a positive outcome. When you call SERVPRO, our technicians combine different techniques for effective removal. For standing water on the floors, we use portable or truck mounted extractors, but in case it is more than two inches deep, we can use submersible pumps to ensure faster extraction.
 
The removal process can cause some damages if not done correctly. For example, a wet carpet is 50% weaker so our SERVPRO team tries not to be too aggressive when extracting the water because this might delaminate the carpet. For glued down-carpets, we often find an extraction wand more effective while for carpets with a thick pad, we use a heavier tool to complete the removal faster.

Although extraction of water is essential in the earlier stages of the removal process, relying on it alone cannot dry the property thoroughly. Since above average moisture levels can also cause problems, we try to ensure the property is dry to preloss conditions. In this final phase, we use drying tools such as dehumidifiers, air movers and drying mats. The drying mats are particularly useful when working on wooden floors.

By taking the right steps, it is possible to remove water from commercial spaces fast enough to avoid extra problems or costs. You should call SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster so we can restore your property soon enough.

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Develop a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan Before Water Damage Threatens Your Phoenix Business

7/14/2018 (Permalink)

When your museum or gallery has damage, everyone will be looking for a resolution so that your exhibit can run till its completion. Contact SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO is Ready and Equipped to Help With Remediation Services After an Event

Business owners in Phoenix have a couple of choices when it comes to managing commercial water damage. The first is to wait until something catastrophic happens, and then struggle through it, hoping for the best. The second is to take the opportunity to work with us to design a methodology to anticipate your challenges and put in place an agenda of practical solutions ahead of any troubles.
 
Operating a business is tough if commercial water damage in Phoenix intrudes. Whether you own a restaurant, a retail enterprise, or manage a museum or event center, your responsibility is to keep the doors open and provide the services or products you promise your clientele or customers. A broken pipe or appliance malfunction sends gallons of water splashing through your business, effectively closing you down until you consider your options, arrange for a professional assessment, and wait for the experts to arrive. We suggest working on a proactive blueprint with us to streamline the assistance we can offer to get you back in business fast.
 
SERVPRO creates a comprehensive disaster response action strategy for water damage only with significant input from you. Our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We take the time to visit your company and to talk with you to assess your needs and understand how you deliver your goods or services. The assessment is free of charge but allows us to make a range of suggestions to limit your risk if your commercial space does experience a water disaster. Our experienced project manager walks through your space and sketches out your layout, including vital information like utility shutoff locations. We gather information, take pictures, and determine how we best meet your needs if your site is water damaged.
 
You take an additional step to increase our knowledge by completing your business’s profile on the SERVPRO ERP mobile app. Make it clear that we are your preferred provider. List vendors and contractors who have essential information about your equipment and systems. Designate employees or others whom you allow to act on your behalf if you are unavailable during the water crisis.
 
We at SERVPRO of Phoenix are by your side during a commercial water emergency. Make it a more effective partnership by developing an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile we can use if the worst happens. Call us at (480) 503-2090 to set the process rolling.

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Overcoming Water Damage To Your Phoenix Nightclub

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

From the moment that our SERVPRO team arrives at your nightclub, we work to determine the source of the water damage and get this area repaired.

Overcoming Water Damage To Your Property

Phoenix is a city known for its nightlife. Clubs and bars can get found even in the farthest reaches of the city. With this high flow of traffic to your nightclub every evening, you want to make sure that you're doing everything possible to keep the patrons happy and to keep your building in top form. Unfortunately, aging plumbing in your building can often be a culprit for water loss incidents that leave you unsure of how to remedy the damage and keep your doors open.

Depending on how severe the water damage is in your Phoenix club, professional restorers might not require a long span of time to restore your building and get your business ready for its nightly influx of customers. Of course, more severe instances might require a temporary closing, but one of the benefits of choosing professional services is that the job is getting done more efficiently, so your customers and employees are not without a place to go for very long.

From the moment that our SERVPRO team arrives at your business, we work to determine the source of the water damage and get this area repaired. This repair is the first step in restoration, as it prevents further damage to the area while drying and cleanup are underway. While more significant circumstances could warrant replacement of materials and extraction equipment, often water damage incidents only require basic cleanup techniques and high-powered drying tools.

Drying the area is a critical step of restoration. This process usually implements air movers and dehumidifiers, but could also require more specialized equipment for specific areas and materials that require water removal. Ultimately, once the area gets dried, our SERVPRO professionals can work on deodorization before deeming the project completed.

Overcoming water damage in your club might not be something that business owners should handle on their own. From the repair of the plumbing damage to the removal of the effects of the incident, professional restoration is often far more cost-effective. You can rely on our SERVPRO of Phoenix technicians to help you overcome the mess and get your doors back open quickly. Give us a call today at (480) 503-2090.

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When Your Phoenix Restaurant Requires Water Removal Services

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Phoenix Eateries, with SERVPRO's Fast Water Removal and Cleanup Services, Stay Open for Business

Shops and Businesses Rely Upon SERVPRO for Water Extraction and Drying--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Your Phoenix restaurant serves hungry customers every day. While you have stiff competition throughout the city to retain loyal patrons and to entice new business, the last thing that you need is a significant water emergency threatening to shut your doors down for an extended period. Unfortunately, you cannot always account for the wear and tear of the appliances that you have in the kitchen area, and if one of these implements malfunctions, it could present quite a severe problem in a short time.  

While there are varying degrees of severity when you consider the possible water damage that could occur to a Phoenix business, when your eatery requires water removal services, this is a situation best left to professionals to handle. Our SERVPRO technicians get uniquely trained to deal with all manner of water damage and the best methods for extraction and restoration to get your business back to the way it was before the incident as quickly as possible. 
 
This process begins with an initial assessment of the full scope of the damage, while simultaneously working to ensure that the source of the water damage has gotten quelled completely. With any water removal project that our SERVPRO professionals undertake, extraction is the heart of the process. By utilizing truck mounted pumps, portable pumps, wet vacs with extraction wands and other equipment, our team can pull nearly all of the water from the affected area. After all, protecting your food stock is crucial to mitigating monetary losses.
 
Drying must take place before an official assessment of structural damages can occur. This process usually involves air movers and dehumidification equipment to both dry the immediate area and pull moisture out of the environment as well. Additionally, damaged areas like walls and flooring get dried out using our specialty equipment which may include drying mats and the injectidry system.  
 
Your restaurant cannot survive a long period with its doors closed to the hungry public. Trust in SERVPRO of Phoenix to help you restore the damage that you face and get your business back on track as efficiently as possible. "Like it never even happened." Give us a call 24/7 at (480) 503-2090.

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Detail Oriented Water Damage Restoration Services For Your Warehouse In Phoenix

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Protects Phoenix Business from Shutting Down After Water Damage

Fast SERVPRO Action Mitigates Damages to Commercial Structures Caused by Water and Flooding

As you may already know, unchecked water can be devastating to any structure. Water entering your Pheonix area warehouse makes the stakes even higher, producing far more potential extensive damages to stored merchandise, equipment, and shipping materials.

Keep in mind that water damage in your Phoenix warehouse is potentially worse than damage found in any other structure. Making it extremely important to understand how to prepare your structure to resist water, or what to do if an accident occurs.
 
As a warehouse manager, you must remain vigilant when it comes to protecting your products against water damage. SERVPRO can help you learn what to look out for and how to react to damages that can cause a slow in productivity or a loss of revenue for your company. Request a consultation with a field rep concerning the ERP Plan to better prepare you for unexpected mishaps or emergencies.

Hidden water, high humidity, and condensation often lead to mold contamination on your property. Cracks in your walls, ceilings, flooring, foundation, and roof allow temperature changes that drastically affect stored goods. As with most disasters, being prepared can help prevent losses. However, it is also impossible to prepare for every event imaginable.  

SERVPRO's IICRC-industry certified technicians can perform a full inspection of your warehouse, providing you with the location of possible problems, services to correct these issues, and the preventative steps necessary to prevent reoccurring damages.  
It helps to consult your insurance agent to learn more about common issues that plague your area. However, SERVPRO technicians can help steer you in the right direction, and provide you with the personnel, equipment, and resources necessary to recover should extensive water damage exist on your property.
 
Never hesitate to call for help after discovering water issues on your property. Contact your insurance company immediately and minimize the damages you experience by making quick, decisive actions. We can help you take the stress out of your current situation and keep you informed throughout the restoration process to make things easier.

Contact SERVPRO of Phoenix for 24-hour water damage cleanup and restoration services throughout Deer Valley, Biltmore, and Tatum Ranch. We serve our local community faithfully. (480) 503-2090

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When Water Damage Threatens Your Phoenix Church

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for Unwanted Water Removal for Your Phoenix Structure

Rely on SERVPRO for Water Removal Day or Night

Accidents happen all the time, but there are many instances in which they can be costly mistakes or take time to repair. Since some Phoenix churches are rarely used regularly throughout the week, something as fundamental as forgetting to turn off the water in a faucet could have catastrophic results before someone returns a couple of days later.

Mostly, churches have relied on the volunteer work of people to handle repairs or help clean up messes that might occur within the building. The congregation might be diversified, but in situations involving substantial water damage to your Phoenix church, you can easily see the need for professional action. A company is going to have the tools and resources to quickly rectify the damages and get the affected area ready for use.
 
Our experienced and professional SERVPRO team can work quickly from the time that you call to assess the extent of the damage and put together a plan to restore the area. Communication is an active component of the process, helping you to both understand the restoration process as well as listening to your concerns. By working closely with your priorities and suggestions, our team operates efficiently to make the problem “Like it never even happened.”
 
The SERVPRO technicians we dispatch to the site have the tools and experience to start repairing the damages to get your church ready for services or events. Getting the water up is the first step in the process, and depending on the severity of the pooling, this process is done with either wet vacuums or with portable pumps. Air movers are used to completely dry the affected area, where a closer assessment can get done for structural damages and other areas in need of restoration or repair.
 
You cannot account for accidents like a sink that was allowed to overflow in a common area or bathroom for your Phoenix church. What you can count on, is the emergency response team we have at SERVPRO of Phoenix. You can reach us anytime you might need to at (480) 503-2090.

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Prevent Water Damage From Dishwasher Leaks In Your Phoenix Restaurant

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

A leak is inconvenient and even costly if you have to close down during cleanup.

Prevent Water Damage From Dishwasher Leaks

Many restaurants in Phoenix rely on dishwashers to keep things ticking over and ensure a regular supply of clean crockery for their customers. A dishwasher is a handy appliance for any eatery looking to save some time and make things run more smoothly. However, just like any appliance, a washer might break down and cause water damage to your premises. A leak is inconvenient and even costly if you have to close down during cleanup.

SERVPRO recommends all Phoenix restaurant owners take the following steps to take care of their automatic washers and reduce the risk of water damage from leaks.

Tell Staff Not To Overfill
It is tempting to put lots of crockery and cutlery in the tray to get more clean in each load. However, instruct your staff not to crowd the rack, as an over-filled dishwasher is much more likely to leak. It is better to do a couple of smaller loads than trying to fit everything into one big load.

Do Regular Maintenance On Doors
Loose hinges, misaligned door latches, or broken seals, can all cause leaks. Sometimes the problem can be fixed by simply adjusting and tightening a few screws. You could use an epoxy patch kit to remedy minor seal breaks. However, if it is not possible to right the door or seal, it is better to replace it.

Check The Tub And Hose
The tub and hose can both develop faults over time. Constant use might corrode the tub and make a hole, and aging hoses can become unstable or cease to fit properly. Check all the components of the unit regularly and replace it at the first sign of wear and tear.

Use The Correct Detergent
Make sure every staff member knows which detergent is best. Always use a dishwashing detergent, and always follow the manufacturer instructions. The incorrect dishwashing detergent or too much of the correct cleaning agent might cause suds or even a blockage.

In the event of a leak, SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to help with cleanup. We extract water from your premises and use dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the surrounding area so you can resume business as soon as possible.

For help with water damage remediation in Desert Ridge, Biltmore, Carefree, Deer Valley and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090 today.

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Businesses in Phoenix Receive Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

After a fire at your business location, quickly call the professionals at SERVPRO to handle the remediation and restoration processes.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained and Experienced in Fire Damage Restoration at Business Locations

Every building can suffer devastating effects from fire damage; regardless of whether you run a large office, financial institution, learning facility, or a medical office, without help, a fire can close the doors of your Phoenix property, for good.  

We understand how commercial fire damage in Phoenix can affect your business and thanks to several years of experience, we have a highly-trained team of IICRC-industry certified professionals who can help return your business to normal operations, quickly.  

SERVPRO understands the urgency involved in protecting your business and provides you with every service necessary to help you minimize any damages your facility might experience. Our technicians work on the fire, and smoke damage found throughout your property, ensuring that every area gets checked and cleaned thoroughly.

With access to advanced equipment, SERVPRO technicians remove smoke damage to carpeting, walls, ceilings, electronics, wood, furniture, valuable paperwork, as well as any machinery, appliances, or other equipment that helps maintain operations for your business. We also have extensive experience in the decontamination of HVAC systems and ductwork, helping remove allergens, soot, and micro organisms that might cause harm to your customers.

SERVPRO technicians specialize in recovering vital information, offering both document and electronics restoration services. We can help save furniture, electronic fixtures, and equipment while cleaning and deodorizing the entire structure with a broad range of wet, and dry cleaning methods. We inspect your entire facility, remove all fire damaged materials, and work hard to limit any losses you might experience.

By providing a full-range of specialized services, we help you get your business back on track as soon as possible. All of our customers receive full-service solutions, unique to their particular situation that help return your property to a quality pre-damage condition. Our technicians are also trained to minimize any interruptions to your businesses' normal operations, helping you continue offering services, if at all possible.  

SERVPRO of Phoenix is qualified to perform both interior and exterior reconstruction services on your property. We can handle any emergency repairs, 24/7, and provide you with a stress-free restoration process from start to finish. Give us a call to begin your property's recovery, today. (480) 503-2090

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Hotel Owners Facing Water Damage In The Phoenix Area Survive

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Having water damage in a hotel has to be one of the worst fears for any manager or property owner.

Facing Water Damage

Having water damage in a hotel has to be one of the worst fears for any manager or property owner. Any incident involving water on an upper floor can easily affect rooms two floors below. Water moves in mysterious ways and makes it into small areas that do significant damage.

It is crucial for owners of a hotel facing water damage in the Phoenix area to have connections with local restoration companies that help provide you with the services necessary to get water movement under control quickly. Without a prior relationship, you may find yourself facing far greater problems as they develop over time.

Knowing which company to turn to or what to do as an emergency unfolds on your property can make an immeasurable difference in some of the losses you suffer. As your regular employees evacuate guests and make preparations for the remainder of their stay, SERVPRO technicians move in to locate the origin of the problem, making necessary repairs, and getting water out of the way.

With someone like SERVPRO available 24-hours a day, you gain access to resources you simply cannot afford to keep on-hand. We provide you with industrial-grade water extractors, infrared moisture detectors, air movers, air scrubbers, and all the drying equipment you could need to get water under control on your property.

SERVPRO has several years of experience providing customers just like you with the restoration services they need. We understand how to perform our services with as little disruption to your businesses operations as possible. Our technicians cordon off work areas with the proper signs to protect anyone who might come near while performing fast, efficient services to get things back to normal as promptly as possible.

Give your property its best shot at surviving emergency situations, cut down on confusion, and limit losses that develop over time. With the amount of time you put into providing customers with a quality experience, you deserve to experience it yourself.

Contact SERVPRO of Phoenix for additional information about available services or help to schedule your initial inspection, today (480) 503-2090.

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Key Clients

2/1/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Phoenix is extremely proud to count the following clients among our list of satisfied local and national associates:

  • State Farm
  • Allstate
  • Safeco/Liberty Mutual
  • Hartford
  • USAA
  • American Family
  • Chubb
  • Met Life
  • Arizona State University
  • Maricopa County Community Colleges
  • Grand Canyon University

Commercial Cleaning back by client request!

2/1/2016 (Permalink)

Sometimes you need a pro!

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office.

When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Phoenix for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

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Disaster Preparedness Profiles for your business

8/6/2014 (Permalink)

Got Fire damage? Call SERVPRO of Phoenix

Let us help you create a proactive, facility profile ahead of any property loss.  Time is always of the essence in dealing with an emergency loss, particularly water intrusion, during the crucial early stages.  Call to day to schedule an appointment for a walk through which documents the critical elements of your facility operation before any needs arise.  Call 480 503 2090.