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Knowing What to Do After Storm Damage Gets Your Business Up and Running Quicker | SERVPRO of North Lilburn GA

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged tress about to fall onto building roof Has your business experienced storm damage? Contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn GA at (770) 709-3266 for immediate assessment and remediation.

Building Owners and Property Managers Trust SERVPRO to Return Them to "Business as Usual" After a Storm

Storm damage to a business is devastating is more than one way.  Not only does it cause severe structural damage. It can also cause catastrophic losses in revenue. In Lilburn, Lawrenceville, and surrounding areas, we’re accustomed to storm damage. Keeping up with storm watches and warnings is imperative around here as conditions can change in an instant.

For low-rise buildings, we’re getting a lot of rain this year which means waterlogged tree roots need less wind for trees to be blown on to your roof. Some storm damage is much more substantial than roof damage and we handle it all. Not only do we mitigate and remediate, but we also can provide reconstruction as well. Our construction project managers and their teams have handled storm damage to universities, large government buildings like the Pentagon, hotels, and airports. Our disaster recovery teams are always “ready for whatever happens”.

When SERVPRO of North Lilburn is your provider of choice, you can rest assured we are ready to answer the call for whatever storm damage you incur. We receive emergency calls 24/7.  Our licensed professionals can be on their way to you shortly after we speak.  Until we arrive, we urge you to:

  • Be careful: We know you need pictures for insurance purposes so be careful and alert when surveying your business.

When we arrive, we make sure no further damage is incurred.  We also ensure the area is safe for our construction crew to begin the storm damage restoration process. During this process, we’re looking for and remedying possible dangerous conditions such as structural weakness, and electrical, as down power lines are usually an issue.

Water Damage from Storm Damage

Standing water can cause permanent damages by seeping into subfloor or wall cavities. Where standing water is above two inches, we can use submersible gas pumps to drain the affected area. Below two inches, we bring in portable water extraction units that reduce the risk of damaging your carpets or upholstery. However, the job does not finish there. 

Removing water is the first step. Secondary damages can occur if water resides hidden in areas of the building. We use moisture meters to seek out these areas and can remediate them using advanced technology. Drying mats, for example, can remove moisture from your subfloor without removing hardwood flooring. The use of deodorizers and dehumidifiers can help make the damage "Like it never even happened." 

You can trust SERVPRO of North Lilburn, GA to show up and be professional to every job.  As a reminder, the perks of working with us are:

From Lilburn churches, upscale shopping centers and fitness centers to downtown Atlanta commercial facilities, many properties depend on our fast response to protect their buildings and its contents from detrimental storm damage, flooding and loss scenarios. If your business experiences storm damage, contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 for immediate assessment and remediation.
 

Helping Business Owners in Prattville Thrive During Uncertain Times | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

People wearing white hazmat suits If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we’re here. Contact SERVPRO® of North Lilburn to learn more.

How much work have you put into making your Prattville business venture successful? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, the answer is “a lot.”

We know it’s hard work because our locally owned business is also part of the Prattville business community. We have a passion for ensuring that our fellow business owners succeed. It helps keep our community strong.

And it’s important to individual business owners like you, too.

We know building a business is anything but easy. When you do it, you’ll have to work hard. In some cases, that includes a lot of long days and nights.

Planning for future growth and challenges is part of owning a business.

But even the most thorough best five-year plan can’t predict everything. The COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful example of unpredictability. If you own a business, you’ve likely spent a lot of time lately looking for new ways to reach and serve your customers.

While some local businesses have found new ways to serve customers digitally and working from home, others are opting to open up restaurants, stores and companies for in-person services. There’s help for you regardless of how you’ve decided to move forward.

Reopening With Safety in Mind

The good news is that everyone in our community and beyond wants you to succeed. There are business loans and tips, advice, and more from sources you can trust.

Businesses that are open again are searching for new ways to ensure in-person interactions are safe. That’s where we can help you.

We’ll ensure your business is “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.” Here’s how our process works:

First, our technicians will consult with you about your business’ needs and organize an individualized cleaning plan.

Then, the team will clean your space. Our technicians use a high-level system to ensure you’re ready for customers. We use proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions. Plus, we use cleaning and decontamination standards directly from the CDC.

The last step is when we certify your business. You can open again with confidence.

If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we’re here. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our cleaning services and how we can help you.

How Our Cleaning Technology Makes a Difference for Your Business | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Someone in a white hazmat suit spraying a surface Our cleaning technology can help put business concerns at ease. If you need a deep cleaning contact SERVPRO® of North Lilburn.

Operating a business during a pandemic is a challenge. And it’s one that business owners here in Matthews are meeting with resilience.

Because we want to be a resource and support for business owners during this unprecedented time, we’ve pulled together tools and information you can use to keep your doors open.

Pandemic Resources You Can Use

The Mecklenburg County government has helpful resources for business owners and other residents to track the prevalence of COVID-19 in our county. You can find the latest information about Mecklenburg County here.

Business owners can also get information they can trust from the Small Business Administration. Their website includes information that can also help you deal with added pandemic stress. The SBA recommends setting realistic goals for the pandemic, among other things.

And of course, you want to know who to turn to if your in-person business needs a deep-cleaning after any type of exposure. Here in Matthews, you can call on SERVPRO for that help.

We have advanced technology that can be used to ensure your business is clean and ready for customers. Our technicians use an electrostatic sprayer.

How Our Electrostatic Sprayer Works

You may not have heard of an electrostatic sprayer or understand why having this powerful technology in our arsenal makes a difference. Let’s take a closer look at how it works.

Our sprayer charges the disinfectant we use with a positive charge. That allows the particles to make a 360-degree coating on objects. So we can use less product and still get a powerful result.

Additionally, our sprayer allows us to provide touchless disinfection services. That means you can rest assured nothing else is introduced into your business while we’re cleaning the space.

We’re here to help you at any time if your business needs powerful touchless disinfection services. We’re here early mornings, nights and weekends if you need us. Don’t wait to call.

If you need cleaning assistance at your business, we’re here. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our cleaning services and how we can help you.

Building a Solid Evacuation Plan for Your North Lilburn Business | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency graphic Here are some helpful tips we’ve put together to help you build a solid emergency plan. Contact SERVPRO® of North Lilburn to learn more.

Every business needs an evacuation plan in case of a fire or another disaster. In many cases, OSHA requires it and even publishes their own standards to check your emergency plans against.

Plus, it’s a good way to ensure both your employees and your customers are safe if something unexpected happens. (And, considering everything that happened in 2020 with the pandemic, planning for the unexpected now certainly seems wise.)

We’ve put together some tips to help you build a solid evacuation and emergency plan if your business should need it. We’ve worked in the disaster restoration and recovery business for years, so our team understands how these processes can work.

Things to Consider

We use the term “emergency” or “evacuation” plan, but it should be more than one plan in reality. Here’s why:

Some disasters require you to shelter in place. In the event of a fire, of course, you’ll want to have the routes out of the building posted and employees trained to help with the process. But in other cases, sheltering in place is the right call. That usually is the best option if a severe storm or tornado has been spotted in the area. So, you’ll want to have a plan in mind that covers all types of disaster scenarios.

Your employees’ roles can change. You’ll want to talk with your employees about head counts, evacuation routes and their role in leading people out. You may also want to establish a set meeting place to ensure that everyone you know is in the building has gotten out. Or if they haven’t, how many people first responders should be looking for inside the building.

Some special equipment may be required. Depending on your business and the type of disaster you’re dealing with, respirators and other equipment may be required.

If your business is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services.

Let us help you get back to business| SERVPRO® of North Lilburn

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO® vehicle When disaster strikes, every hour spent worrying about the damage is a lost hour of productivity. Let us help you quickly get back to business!

You put everything into your business. At SERVPRO® of Prattville, we strive to provide that same level of excellence in servicing your property.

When disaster strikes, every hour spent worrying about the damage is a lost hour of productivity. Being in limbo during this period of time can be frustrating and anxiety-inducing. Our goal is to help you get back to business as quickly as possible! We are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year and are prepared for the unpredictable.

Our technicians are trained in water removal; fire, smoke, and soot restoration; reconstruction, and more. Additionally, they have the equipment needed to service your property, whether it’s a large building or a big box store. We will manage the restoration of your property from mitigation to, if needed, restoration. Learn more about our services here.

If your business has been damaged due to a disaster or if you need any of our other service, you can depend on us. You can contact us at any hour of the day to learn more about our services or to report damages.

Rebuilding After A Natural Disaster Impacts Your North Lilburn Business | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

female SERVPRO employee showing an employee information on a tablet SERVPRO of North Lilburn knows the commercial restoration process inside and out. Here are some great tips in choosing the right restoration company.

Here’s a question for business owners: What was the biggest lesson you learned dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 (and beyond)?

For many business owners, the answer is clear. You can’t always plan for what will happen in the future or predict it. But you can be nimble, imaginative and look for new ways to do business even during less than ideal circumstances.

And that’s true of any issue that impacts your business. While few of us had plans for a pandemic, many business owners already have a disaster plan in place for more common natural disasters like severe storms, fires or floods.

In our years working with business owners like you, we’ve learned that being prepared for a disaster through planning and dealing with a disaster can be a very different experience. That’s why our team has pulled together some of the best tips for business owners who are facing the rebuilding process after a disaster.

Advice Business Owners Can Use

You can reopen your business quickly and efficiently after a disaster. Here’s how we recommend that you do it:

Work your disaster plan. It’s smart to work on this plan before you need it because you’ll be in a better frame of mind to think things through. For example, some may consider moving to a backup location to continue offering services.

Reach out to your employees. The people who work for you will be impacted by your business having to close or change temporarily and may need assistance. The Small Business Administration (SBA) can be a good resource for you.

Stay in communication with your insurance company. Take plenty of pictures of the damage and build an inventory of everything that was lost or damaged during the disaster. Make providing any documentation they ask for a priority.

Update the members of your community. Communicate with your suppliers, your employees, your customers and your wider community so that they know where you are in the restoration process. You’ll also want to let them know if you’re working from a temporary location. Think about using social media or an email list as a tool.

Work with the right partners. Choose competent professionals to work on your restoration process and repair any of the damage. It will make opening up again easier.

If a fire, flood or any other cause damages your business, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Recovering at Your Business After a Disaster Strikes | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

insurance policies binders and pen sitting on black table in larger conference room If your business is hit by a disaster, Contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn. We are here to guide you through the process.

Careful planning and strategizing is a key part of being a business owner, both for all of your everyday business decisions and when it comes to emergencies. Disasters devastate businesses every single year, leaving many business owners confused and unsure of how and if they will be able to reopen. Through careful planning, you can mitigate quite a bit of this uncertainty.

When you are considering how a disaster could impact your business, the first thing to be aware of is safety. Plan ahead to make sure you and your staff will be safe when a dangerous situation arises, and then consider how you will recover if there is damage to your building. Your restoration provider, your insurance company and your customers will all want to keep in touch, and you will have many resources available to you from organizations for financial assistance.

Ensuring Your Business Can Recover From a Disaster

Make contact with your insurance and restoration providers. No two commercial insurance policies are the same, so getting in touch with your insurance provider quickly after damage occurs is recommended. The process of filing a claim will vary, but once you get the details settled with your insurance company, you should reach out to your restoration provider as quickly as you are able so they can begin working on the damages.

Give customers updates on your status. Because of social media, it is easier than ever to keep in touch with your customers in real-time—and after a disaster, you absolutely should. Consider providing updates on your reopening timeline and any options customers have for supporting you while you work to recover (i.e. purchasing gift cards, making online orders, etc.).

Consider all your options for assistance. While a disaster is always a difficult thing to endure, business owners do have plenty of resources available for recovery through the Small Business Administration. Their disaster loan program is quite possibly the biggest help, as it is easy to qualify for, offers flexible repayment solutions and provides financial assistance for a variety of post-disaster expenses incurred.

If your business has been damaged due to a disaster, we’re here to help. Contact us at any hour to report your damage or to learn more about our commercial restoration services.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn Is Here For Your Commercial Properties

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Lilburn commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call us today for any of your commercial needs! 770-709-3266

Our Emergency Ready Profile Can Help Your Business Be Prepared

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

If you own a business and suddenly have a water or fire damage, would you and your employees be prepared?

SERVPRO of North Lilburn offers the ERP: Emergency Ready Profile, a useful tool that can help prepare your business for anything that may happen. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile serves as a quick reference document, detailing important building and contact information. It can be an ideal supplement to any existing emergency preparedness plan. Rather than simply reacting to a disaster, businesses can be proactive by establishing a relationship with a restoration company. SERVPRO of North Lilburn is a leader in fire and water damage response and can help you get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile offers the following:

A free assessment of your facility's emergency preparedness.

Secure information in one location that will help you get back into your building following a disaster.

Facility details such as shut off valve locations, priority contact information and identification of the line of command to authorize emergency work to begin.

Call us today for your ERP at (770) 709-3266!

When Flooding Causes Damage To Your Lilburn Property, Our Technicians Are Ready 24/7!

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

When commercial flood damage strikes, SERVPRO of North Lilburn is available 24/7 to work quickly and lessen the time until your business reopens.

SERVPRO Treats Doctor's Office In Lilburn With Commercial Flood Damage

There could be a loose comparison to a property in need of water damage restoration, much like a sick patient visits a doctor to become well. Our technicians find the source of the issues, causes of the damage and fix it through proprietary cleaning and restoration services.

SERVPRO responded to a call from a physician's office in Lilburn with commercial flood damage caused by improper roof drainage from damaged gutters which directed water into the property instead of diverting it away. What had been a slight problem became exacerbated by the regionally heavy storms. In cases where there is damage to the structure, we do different types of temporary repairs such as:

    •    Tarping over damaged roofing to stop any further water coming in.
    •    Packing out paperwork and files to secure storage
    •    Moving out furnishings as needed during the mitigation process

The front of the building was affected with heavy saturation of the carpeting and reception room furnishings. Water entered via the ceiling, and our technicians drilled weep holes to assist with the airflow. We noted buckling of the sheetrock had not occurred, so there was restoration potential after drying, thus saving the owner the cost of replacement. The furniture was quickly packed out for cleaning and disinfection in another area. SERVPRO team members are certified as Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technicians and dried, cleaned and deodorized the cushions on the wet reception room chairs for reuse when the office reopened for patients.

Our certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians extracted water from the carpeting using weighted extraction wands and loosened one side to float it for complete drying with our air movers and followed up with hand cleaning and disinfection of affected surfaces. Because this is a business that caters to clients on-site, our certified Odor Control Technicians used ultra-low volume fogging to eliminate the residual water odors so there would be no reminders of the water damage when the office reopened.

When commercial flood damage strikes, SERVPRO of North Lilburn is available at (770) 709-3266 to work quickly and lessen the time until your business reopens and make your water loss incident “Like it never even happened.”

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How To Minimize The Water Damage In Your Lilburn Hotel

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

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What You Can Do To Minimize Your Losses When A Room In Your Lilburn Hotel Suffers Water Damage

Owning a large scale enterprise based on renovations can be very rewarding, but there is always the chance that something like water damage can throw your business off. When water-based damages interrupt any business that you own, it is essential for you to get help as soon as possible. Promptly dealing with the problem is the key to a smooth and swift remediation process.

The water damage in your Lilburn hotel came from a very popular suite overlooking the trees in Bryson Park. A cracked pipe, which ran through the ceiling above the suite, allowed water to leak down the walls and onto the floor. The water then followed gravity downward and flowed directly into the room underneath the suite as well.

At SERVPRO, we understand this can be a stressful time for you as the owner of the business in question. You undoubtedly have to cancel renovations to one of your most profitable rooms, as well as an additional room beneath it. We know that canceling reservations means a loss of foot traffic and income for your establishment. For this reason, SERVPRO is available whenever you need us, and we always try to get to your property as swiftly as possible after your call.

SERVPRO can begin the brief investigation of the damage as soon as we reach your hotel, prepared with a van-full of advanced technology made with fighting water damage in mind. After our Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)-certified technicians identify the problem areas, SERVPRO can make a remediation plan and immediately begin to address the damage.

SERVPRO can start by removing all of the standing water from the suite, using rover-mounted extractors and wet/dry vacuums. Afterward, we can focus on the areas that suffered the most damage and are not salvageable, such as sections of the drywall and the hardwood flooring. Once removed, SERVPRO can begin to use drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers, heaters, drying mats, and ventilation fans, to pull the excess moisture out of the suite. Meanwhile, another team can remediate the room directly below, following similar steps. Our main goal is to make it “Like it never even happened” as swiftly as possible.

If your business is hit suddenly with water damage, react swiftly. Dial (770) 709-3266 to get in contact with SERVPRO of North Lilburn. We're available no matter what time or day that you need us.

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Want to Step Up Your Flood Damage Remediation Process in Lilburn? You Need to Read This First

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Make sure that your business stays open after flood damage by contacting SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

Drying your Property Quickly after Commercial Flood Damage in Lilburn

A natural weather event can cause extensive flooding in your place of work. As a property manager ensuring that these damages are dealt with efficiently is your responsibility. Often, loose debris, wet floors, and fittings can become a safety hazard to your staff or customers. We offer honest, professional assistance to commercial property managers to help them get their business back on track after property damages.

The central tenet of our commercial flood damage in Lilburn service is to communicate and respond quickly. Crew chiefs here at SERVPRO are professionally qualified to remediate properties with water repair technician certificates and applied structural drying certificates awarded by the IICRC. Each crew chief heads a team of servicemen who can act quickly to remove moisture and sanitize the affected area.

In the event of a natural weather event, debris is not uncommon in the property. Windows can be smashed; hard wooden flooring begins to warp or buckle as well as loose branches or other forms of debris. We can act quickly for the removal and disposal of loose waste. In many cases, we can restore the structural components of the property by using proper drying techniques.

The first step is to remove any items that may obstruct the job site or the equipment we are using. After that, we can bring in submersible gas-powered pumping equipment to remove standing water and deposit it into an open sewer point. Excess quantities of water naturally migrate into drier areas so by starting from the source and working outwards we can assess the entire property accurately.

Once the majority of water is taken care of, our next step is to bring in water extraction units, rapid air movers and dehumidifiers. Extractors are much more efficient than other types of removal equipment without being unnecessarily harsh on wet fabrics or upholstery. On the other hand, rapid air movers in combination with dehumidifiers can help to draw moisture from hard floors made from concrete or wood.

Getting the property dry is the quickest way to getting your business back to work, contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 today.

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Why Flood Damage in Pleasant Hill Is No Friend To Small Business

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Whether in your clothing store or other small business, flood damage is a situation which needs to be quickly remedied. Contact SERVPRO.

Commercial Flood Damage in Pleasant Hill Often Involves Drying Out Contents

If your clothing store in Pleasant Hill ever happens to get caught in a thunderstorm, our SERVPRO technicians can provide much assistance. If your roof leaks or moisture enters in another way after stormy weather, you may need to call in a professional restoration company to complete your commercial flood damage mitigation. Whenever moisture gets into the interior of a structure, structural components, as well as the products in your store, could get ruined. Your contents are considered anything inside of your business that is not permanently attached to the building. During many commercial flood damage situations, we often deal with issues involving both your building materials and contents.

In clothing stores, the excessive amount of cloth items can create different scenarios that can cause secondary problems. Your fabric products can hold in moisture and raise the relative humidity inside the building which can lead to more commercial flood damage inside your Pleasant Hill shop. High humidity levels can cause issues with drywall, ceilings, and other objects that did not initially get wet during the storm. Cloth items can also hold in mildew-like smells that can exist after your building materials get dried out. If humidity levels stay high due to wet contents for more than 48 hours, microbes that are naturally present in the building can activate, and mold can form.

To prevent fungal growth from taking place, our SERVPRO technicians can take measures to rapidly dry out any wet items including both your building materials and store products or contents. To speed up the natural drying and evaporation process, we set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers create a counterclockwise airflow that pushes air around so that moisture can keep evaporating from wet surfaces. The dehumidifiers do the work of removing moisture from the air and lowering indoor humidity levels.

In situations where several items inside your store get wet, we can move out your contents and dry out your products and structural components separately. Sometimes drying objects in different locations can help reduce the overall drying time. If you ever notice wet items inside your clothing store after a thunderstorm, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 24 hours a day.

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The Real Truth Behind Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Pleasant Hill

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

When your storeroom is facing mold damage, call SERVPRO right away to investigate the cause and mitigate the situation.

SERVPRO Provides Superior Mold Remediation Services for Factories in Pleasant Hill

Mold remediation work for factories in Pleasant Hill can be difficult work involving multiple crews working simultaneously on different parts of the project. Coordination between these teams is critical to ensure that the job gets done right. SERVPRO keeps a large staff on hand and under one roof to ensure our ability to handle large-scale mold remediation issues when they arise. Depending on the scale and parameters of the infestation, our crews may be working on all of these segments and more at once.

Repairing Leaks
Many cases of mold remediation we handle in Pleasant Hill factories stem from water leaks in the building. Whether these leaks are from a water line or the outside elements, they hold the potential to cause much more than just mold damage to your property and goods. Water leaks can destabilize structural elements, corrode machinery, and even change humidity levels enough to interfere with your production capabilities. One of our top priorities for any mold remediation project is to find and cut off sources of water in the area.

Inventory Protection
Regardless of whether or not the mold has spread to your inventory and materials, we put measures in place to protect your goods from further damage. Many types of fungi can spread their spores through the air, so depending on the situation, we may try to remove your inventory entirely until there is no more risk of damage to it. This process happens according to the wishes of you and your insurance provider.

Wall Removal
Temporarily removing walls can be an important step in many mold remediation projects, but the materials and layouts used in factory walls can pose a serious challenge to unprepared technicians. SERVPRO technicians are trained to adapt to these obstacles by using heavy machinery and coordinated team efforts to find and eliminate mold growth throughout the facility.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn provides professional-grade mold damage remediation and restoration solutions to businesses across the area. Call us at (770) 709-3266 for our services or a quote.

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Make Sure Your Water-Damaged Lilburn Commercial Property is on Solid Flooring

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Sometimes after water damage, the existing flooring must be removed. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to remediate and restore your office.

How Commercial Water Cleanup Services Restore Your Lilburn Business after the Disaster  

You need commercial water cleanup services when your business experiences a water incident. If the wetness remains in place for a long time, it can ruin your items and the building's interior finishing. It is only after the building is thoroughly clean and dry that some of the replacements and repairs can be made. We are going to go through some of the procedures that our team performs when restoring different sections of your Lilburn property.  

There are certain aspects we consider before choosing appropriate commercial water cleanup procedures to perform in your Lilburn office. If your office has OSB or plywood subfloor, there are chances of such building structures swelling or separating after being submerged by water. Our SERVPRO technicians have to replace the affected sections to ensure the new floor covering does not buckle. When we remove the floor covering, we make sure the subflooring is entirely dry, and we check for warping before the installation of new flooring. We might put in place air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up drying.  

There are also specialized cleaning procedures for water damaged offices with tile and sheet flooring. If we discover any separation or swelling, then we have to remove the wooden subfloor. It is also necessary to remove the entire sheet if the water has seeped through loose parts of the sheet flooring. The ease with which we remove such structures depends on the type of adhesive and material.  

Our SERVPRO technicians prevent further damage and reduce the chances of mold growth by using disinfects to clean woodwork, floors, and wall finishes as soon as the water damage incident takes place. If surfaces are already moldy, we put in place containment measures to prevent the mold from spreading into uncontaminated areas. If the walls have lead-based paint, we do not use scraping or sanding as an option.  

Apart from cleaning, SERVPRO of North Lilburn can perform other restoration processes to restore your business after a disaster. Call (770) 709-3266 to learn more about our services and benefit from our 24-hour emergency services.

Fire destroyed the business district of Lilburn in 1920.  For more information on Lilburn's history, click here.

Preparing For Disasters Minimizes The Risk Of Commercial Water Damage In Lilburn Factories

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

When flooding occurs without warning, it quickly causes severe and drastic effects all over a factory.

Preparing For Commercial Water Damage

When flooding occurs without warning, it quickly causes severe and drastic effects all over a factory. Lilburn factories and plants can experience flooding from either severe weather events or when broken pipes release thousands of gallons. Trees that create tears in the roof during a rainstorm can also create floods, as can back up drains.

Lilburn factory owners can prepare for some of the effects of commercial flood damage and help protect their employees. Flooding can create problems with your factory's drinking water supply, so the EPA recommends certain precautions take place on a regular basis to ensure the health of your workers. This and many other ways to protect both your workforce and your business are laid out in the EPA's website as their commitment to National Preparedness Month.

While you do all you can to protect your employees from drinking contaminated water during a disaster that might prevent their safe evacuation, the after-effects linger after the disaster. SERVPRO technicians know how to mitigate flood damage and keep the current situation from worsening in other areas. Damaged merchandise can easily contaminate or saturate undamaged goods, so we steadily work to separate the two from each other. We can clean damaged items and equipment and follow this up with sanitizing methods that inhibit the growth of microorganisms.

Quickly getting your assembly lines back up and running normally after a catastrophic accident means less downtime that can affect your profits, customer satisfaction, and even employee morale. We understand that your factory produces goods that a diverse number of other businesses require, so we work continually to get every bit of flood damage inside your factory mitigated.

Some areas require removal of materials, but we strive to restore as much as possible without replacements. Reducing your restoration costs can also help you recover more quickly. When things revert to normal employees impacted the most emotionally often feel reassured and able to concentrate on their work again.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn is always ready to mitigate flood damage. Faster To Any Size Disaster, our technicians know that a rapid recovery can make a world of difference to you and your employees. Contact us at (770) 709-3266 for mitigation and restoration services tailored to your company's precise needs.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Can Flood Your Lilburn Small Pawn Shop

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Floodwaters can find their way into your shop even if all the windows and doors are locked.

A Severe Thunderstorm Can Flood Your Shop

Flood damage is a substantial possibility during a severe storm that brings hundreds of gallons of rushing water to your business in just moments. Floodwaters can find their way into your shop even if all the windows and doors are locked. For example, water and wind can both carry window-breaking debris inside of your shop. Once an entry is forced, your previously secure shop suddenly is vulnerable to the water. By the time you arrive at your store in the morning, there is stagnant water up to your knees inside.

The flood damage inside of your Lilburn pawn shop is a danger to the valuables inside, also the structure of your building. The whole purpose of a pawn shop is to buy things of value and then resell them. If the floodwaters manage to inflict damage onto your valuables, they can decrease the worth of them. For this reason, as well as the physical well-being of your store, it is vital to call for professional damage remediation services. The faster that a team can arrive, the more likely it is that your goods can be recovered and repaired.

When you call SERVPRO, our first goal is to get to you as quickly as possible. We understand how valuable your time as a business owner is. The less time your store has to remain closed, the less income can be lost for your establishment.

SERVPRO uses top-of-the-line technology while on the job. To remove the standing water from your shop, our technicians can employ the use of truck-mounted wet/dry vacuums, submersible pumps, and extractors. Our tools are designed to remove the water as fast as possible, minimizing the potential threat of further complications, such as water and mold damage.

When it comes to your inventory, our IICRC-certified techs can take stock while attempting remediations. Because some valuables, such as paintings, can be very hard to save from floodwaters, we can make a list of any goods lost. Our professionals strive to make all aspects of the damage easier for you, including any potential insurance claims.

When it comes to the physical building your shop is inside, our technicians can make sure it is at an acceptable level of dryness using a moisture meter. Should your store be below the level, SERVPRO can set up ventilation fans and air movers to help remove the excess moisture.

Should your establishment suffer flood damage during a severe storm, never hesitate. Dial SERVPRO of North Lilburn by the number (770) 709-3266. Our experts are available night and day, seven days a week.

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Pleasant Hill's Commercial Water Removal Technicians Discuss Hardwood Floors

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

If an appliance or pipe causes water damage in your store, SERVPRO can restore the damage and work to keep your doors open.

SERVPRO Can Save Your Hardwood Floors and Keep Your Business Open after Water Damage

If a pipe or appliance malfunctions and water floods into your Pleasant Hill appliance store, excessive moisture can damage many items. Many appliance showroom floors have hardwood flooring in place. Since water flows with gravity, flooring materials are common items that get ruined during an issue involving water.

Whenever dealing with a business, measures should be taken to ensure that your company does not suffer due to restoration work. In many cases, during water removal in Pleasant Hill, our SERVPRO technicians change the way they complete work to keep the loss of revenue to your company at a minimum. We complete extra tasks to ensure that your store stays operating and that your products do not receive damage.

Hardwood floors do have a natural ability to withstand moisture better than softwoods. The nature of hardwoods enhances their ability to be restored when water damage occurs. Wood naturally buckles, cups, and warps, but the density of hardwoods can help them repel these effects.

When attempting to dry hardwood floors, we focus on preventing cupping, buckling, and warping from becoming permanent. We can use specialized drying equipment that puts air through a mat. The mat then evenly distributes the air into the flooring material, speeding up the evaporation process.

If drying takes place and the floors still show signs of warping or cupping, then restoration work on the floor occurs. Hardwood floors can be restored by sanding off the floor's finish, then sanding down further so that cupping and warping get removed. Sanding can only begin once the moisture level inside the material has dropped to 12%. If the floor gets sanded before moisture levels are low enough, then cupping and warping can occur as the remainder of the moisture dries after sanding took place. In some cases, hardwood floors take a month or two to acclimate after getting wet and warping.

If sanding and refinishing has to occur on your store's hardwood floor, it often gets done a small section at a time so your shop can stay open. When sanding occurs, we mask off areas and build containment chambers so that the rest of your appliance store does not get coated with dust. If you ever need help with wet hardwood floors in your business, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 24/7.

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Lilburn Commercial Water Damage Process Explained

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Lilburn High-Water Usage Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Emergency Removal Services

SERVPRO Follows Protocols to Minimize Disruptions to Your Lilburn Business During Water Restoration

Sometimes plumbing malfunctions and water leaks inside a building. Your Lilburn, Georgia laundromat is susceptible to pipes breaking due to the increased number of water pipes inside the structure. Once pipes break, it is a possibility that water leaks all over the floor, possibly ruining building materials and contents inside your business, along with problems for customers' laundry.
 
Having a problem with water inside your place of business can cause a loss of revenue. SERVPRO's commercial water damage specialists in Lilburn are IICRC certified and have experience in mitigating problems with commercial properties. We know that taking a loss in revenue after a water leak can get costly.
 
Our cleanup and restoration crews always keep the operations of your business in mind. All of the water removal and drying procedures that take place get designed to affect your business' operations as little as possible. We can work with your insurance company through you when we come up with a mitigation plan.
 
Our priority is always to keep your laundromat safe for your employees and customers while work is in progress. During the extraction process, we take extraordinary measures so that we cause the smallest amount of negative impact on your customers as possible. After we extract as much water as we can, we start the drying process.
 
During drying, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers in a way that does not disrupt your business. Once moisture levels test the same as they were before the damage occurred, we come in and remove our equipment. Before we leave a job site, we complete a final cleaning and deodorizing of the structure.
 
When getting rid of foul odors, it is essential that the source of the smell gets removed. Pungent odors that get caused by water damage, possibly penetrate your customer's fabrics as they clean their laundry.
 
After the source of the smell gets removed, deodorant chemicals get used as a final step. Some deodorants are masking agents that cover up unpleasant odors with more pleasing aromas. Other chemicals work as pairing agents and attach to chemicals so that they get easily cleaned and removed.

If you want to fix your water issue without negatively affecting your business operations, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 for help 24/7.

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Commercial Water Damage In Your Lilburn Market From Burst Pipes

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

We also take steps to prevent the growth of mildew and mold.

Commercial Water Damage

You can experience a flood suddenly in your Lilburn market from pipes which are broken. If not dealt with quickly and accurately, the damage can create a significant interruption to operations and services. It can even create mold growth and pose a severe threat to the building itself and the contents inside. The result can be repairs and replacement which are very costly.

An immediate response is the key to commercial water damage in your Lilburn business. SERVPRO can quickly help you get your business back up and running. Our crew is professionally trained to handle all kinds of water damage and to do it in a timely fashion.

Our first job is to get to your business quickly and immediately begin the assessment. We can work directly with your insurance adjuster to determine the cost of water mitigation. We perform a total assessment and give you a line item cost estimate which details all the materials and labor that are necessary to entirely restore your commercial property.

We then begin water extraction procedures right away. We have water pumps and water extractors to remove any standing water, plus dehumidifiers, industrial fans and air-movers to complete the drying process. We ensure that the entire affected area is dry including walls, floors, ceilings, and carpeting.

We also take steps to prevent the growth of mildew and mold. The entire area is disinfected with special microbial cleaners. Any machinery, furniture, personal belongings, and other movable items which were damaged by the water are taken to an offsite location for thorough cleaning. They are taken apart if necessary, dried, cleaned, and then put back together in top running order. Our goal is always to restore when we can rather than replace.

If needed, we work with contractors to restore any damaged walls, flooring, paint, woodwork, ceilings, and other interior and exterior structural elements.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn wants to make sure your business in Lilburn, Pleasant Hill, and the surrounding areas can be up and running again as quickly as possible after a water damage emergency. Get in touch with us at (770) 709-3266 as soon as you realize there is a problem.

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Quick Thinking and Efficient Commercial Water Removal Can Save Your Pleasant Hill Bar

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Set up a plan with SERVPRO to recover from water damage at your restaurant or bar after an incident. Quick response is key to reducing downtime.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped and Skilled to Dry Out Your Property

Accidental water damage can catch you off guard if you do not have a plan. Restaurants and bars are especially vulnerable to water damage, and when it inevitably happens, you need to act quickly and call in the professionals to get the damage under control.

SERVPRO offers quick and efficient commercial water removal services for your Pleasant Hill bar that you can count on at the time of your need. We have a team of IICRC certified technicians who have years of experience in managing any size disaster. That said, we have the best chance to help you restore your bar if you act quickly and call us as soon as possible. Here are some of the things you should do as soon as your establishment is hit with a water damage incident. 

  • Act fast

Immediate action is the key to minimize water damage. Pooled water can cause permanent damage to your furniture and other moisture sensitive things. So, the first thing to do is to call a professional water removing service that can get the water out as fast as possible. If the leaked water is not promptly removed, the situation can get worse, fast. SERVPRO technicians use equipment such as water extractors, pumps, and dehumidifiers to not only remove standing water but also any residual moisture. Our priority is to save and restore as much of your belongings as we can.  

  • Choose the right commercial water removal company

Choosing the right water removal company is as important as a quick action, if not more. You need a company that has enough experience in dealing with similar events, professional staff and IICRC certified technicians. With SERVPRO you get a professional water removal service that has a qualified staff, years of experience and expertise to get your bar up and running in no time.

Call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 today to speak to one of our expert technicians. Remember, We are Faster To Any Size Disaster!

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Removing Residues After Fire Damage in Your Catering Kitchen in Pleasant Hill

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

Pleasant Hill Commercial Kitchen Fires Get Cleanup from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Utilizes Methodologies and Products for Successful Post-Fire Cleanups to Businesses

When you own a professional catering kitchen, the number one hazard to your business is fire. It only takes one little spark to begin a fire which could result in a costly and even business-ending disaster. Excessive grease accumulation, poor housekeeping, or malfunctioning equipment are among the most common fire hazards for your Pleasant Hill kitchen.
 
A busy catering kitchen has so much going on at one time, and sometimes even when you are very careful in keeping your business running correctly, disaster strikes. When a fire has caused fire damage in Pleasant Hill, even if it was small, it puts a stop to your operations. You need help to get up and running again as soon as possible from the professional staff at SERVPRO, who act fast to come and help you with their expert equipment and knowledge.
 
When we are restoring smoke-damaged materials in your business, our goal is restoration to their preloss condition. We apply basic principles of cleaning to accomplish this.
 
First, we identify smoke residues by carefully inspecting your kitchen. We start near the source of the fire, and then we trace how far the smoke moved through the structure. We locate the different kinds of smoke residues next, as different ones can exist in the same environment. We select a cleaning method which effectively removes the kinds of residues present. Oily coatings need specific detergents to reduce the chances of smearing and staining.
 
SERVPRO techs identify the kind of surface next to figure out which cleaning methods and products are safe to use. We must be careful to preserve the surface or material being cleaned, and some materials might not be restorable since they cannot withstand the process of cleaning. Especially, softer, porous materials.
 
We then capture and remove residues. Smoke residues bond with the surfaces they come into contact with. We use dry and wet cleaning processes to release and carry residue particles away from the surface that is affected. Lastly, we dispose of the residues and cleaning waste properly.
 
At SERVPRO of North Lilburn, we understand how important it is to get your business up and running again as soon as possible. When you have an enterprise that experienced a fire in Pleasant Hill, Lilburn or the surrounding areas, call us right away at (770) 709-3266.

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Restoring Commercial Water Damage in Pleasant Hill

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Broken Water Heaters and Leaky Plumbing Can Close Pleasant Hill Businesses

Experience and Skill from SERVPRO Help Mitigate Water Cleanup and Reopens the Doors Faster

Although Pleasant Hill avoided the recent storm, for the most part, that does not stop disasters which can close a business for a few days or longer. In most cases, these come from conventional sources like a malfunctioning microwave or a pipe failing in an older plumbing system.
 
Pleasant Hill commercial water damage also affects more than just a single business and its owner. Every day it is shut down, the owner of a clothing store cannot generate the income needed for payroll and to cover the bills, while expenses such as rent still add up. SERVPRO knows that every disaster has to be dealt with quickly so owners and employees can return to their pre-disaster lives.
 
We start by stopping the source of the damage and removing standing water. It is usually just a matter of minutes to determine the location of a leak and then turn off the water line leading into the structure. The response team divides into two groups at this point. One or two members replace the broken valve, pipe, or split hose while the others start to draw out water off floors and carpets using pumps and water extraction wands.
 
As each group completes its work, the emphasis moves to drying out the structure. To do this, SERVPRO technicians set-up dehumidifiers to draw water from the air, clothing inventory, and even the walls themselves. To increase the effectiveness, they also use exhaust fans to force damp air outside the building using warm, dry air generated by air movers.
 
If the cause is an activated or faulty sprinkler system, we bring in additional racks to hang inventory around the business and set-up additional fans and air movers to dry the property. If the items are not damaged using a dryer, we can bring one to the site if space allows, or take the items to our offices and dry them there.
 
Getting your doors open soon after a disaster is necessary to keep them open long term. With decades of experience, SERVPRO of North Lilburn does it quickly while also providing a dry, safe environment for everyone. If you have questions about what we can do for you or have a problem now, call us at (770) 709-3266 today.

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Lilburn Commercial Mold Damage to Small Businesses

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Keeps Your Mold Remediated Shop Open in Lilburn

SERVPRO Can Remediate Stubborn or Hidden Mold Problems in a Lilburn Shop

Today, small businesses occupy many older homes in the area. They are perfect for specialty shops like etiquette and manners instruction (this is Georgia after all) and photography studios. The architecture and period furniture provide a level of style and grace simply not found in a typical commercial structure.

When it comes to mold damage in these old, Lilburn homes, however, the problem can be harder than in a standard, commercial structure. The older wood in the floors and walls, as well as the insulation, is more vulnerable to mold spore growth. The HVAC system is out-of-date and vulnerable if it exists at all. Fortunately, SERVPRO has years of experience in handling these issues.

While photographers are switching to digital, many still prefer film for certain kinds of photographs; black and white especially. A darkroom for developing film has a higher rate of humidity than the average room unless the business owner has the funds for additional air conditioning when not in use. For a small business owner, this is not normally the case.

To clean and remove mold in a dark room, we first relocate the equipment, film, and negatives. We maintain climate-controlled storage for sensitive items, and our work crew places everything that the photographer desires into it. Next, we carefully pull away the wainscoting and other trim to expose and inspect the wood behind it. After the walls, we do the same inspection on the ceiling and floor.

In most cases, the mold has not penetrated too far into the surfaces. Our technicians first vacuum affected surfaces if there is room to bring in our equipment. Then, they wipe down the surfaces to remove as much remaining mold as possible. If there is still mold, they apply one of our chemical cleaners and then repeat the process. For areas behind the walls, we have a variety of anti-fungal foggers that penetrate the surface and destroy mold spore masses.

For the larger areas of the business, we perform the same services, but on a larger scale. Our SERVPRO AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians may set up containment barriers to limit the migration of mold spores and reduce the treatment size. For studio areas or waiting rooms, we use air content and surface meters to test for mold. If the parts per million exceed the EPA recommended levels, one of our inspectors begins a visual check to determine the source of the mold and how far it has grown.

Returning your business to a safe condition is not an easy process, but it can be accomplished quickly with a professional restoration service. SERVPRO of North Lilburn keeps an extensive inventory of equipment and cleaners to ensure your doors reopen as soon as possible. If you need our help, call today at (770) 709-3266.

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What Items Are Most Vulnerable to Water Damage in Pleasant Hill Hotels?

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Leaking sinks can flood a bathroom or the entire hotel room if not controlled. Call SERVPRO quickly for remediation services.

Our Certified Technicians are Experts in their Field and Have the Latest Equipment to Remediate Your Commercial Water Damage

Flooding of any kind spells big trouble for businesses. Unfortunately, some buildings are at more of a risk than others. Hotels are substantially more vulnerable, for example, because they rely very heavily on their water supply. It gets moved through more than one main pipe.

It is directed through the building and into multiple rooms, each with its own plumbing. Wherever there is a shower, sink, or toilet, there is a danger of commercial water damage in Pleasant Hill. The good news is that SERVPRO has the right tools and techniques to chase water damage right out of your business.

Keep reading for information on the most vulnerable areas of your hotel and why our technicians make them a priority.

Soft Furnishings

Usually, the most costly form of damage after flooding in a hotel is to carpets, curtains, and other soft furnishings. If there are several rooms on the ground floor, there is likely to be water intrusion in all or most of them.

Replacing all of the carpets is an expensive job, so our technicians try to dry and clean them if the liquid is Category One or Two. Sewage and liquids containing toxic chemicals render carpets unusable. They require speedy disposal for safety reasons.

In most cases, carpets are dried using dehumidifiers. Depending on the size of the rooms, SERVPRO activates 1-2 machines in each. The restoration team keeps a close eye on how much moisture is being extracted, in order to reach the optimal level of relative humidity.

Wallpaper and Paint

The other big problem after flooding is water stains in ground floor rooms. They typically only extend a few centimeters above the ground, but they are unsightly and require attention. If the plasterboard has been heavily saturated, we may need to cut the bottom section away.

It is replaced later after the repair team has dried out the interior wall cavity. Stubborn watermarks are easy to cover with paint. We also make sure to seal the stains first, so that no moisture rises through the new paint and becomes visible again.

Wallpaper tends to warp and become unusable upon contact with water. Normally, we recommend stripping damaged pieces and replacing them. It makes it easier to dry out the materials underneath, and we can arrange for a contractor to carry out the job for you.

At SERVPRO of North Lilburn, no job is too big to handle. We help businesses of all sizes to rescue their assets from water damage. Call us 24/7 at (770) 709-3266 for emergency repairs and restoration.

Sprinkler System Water Removal From Your Pleasant Hill Restaurant

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

Retail Water Damage in Pleasant Hill ? Contact SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO's ERP Plan Mitigates Water Damage

Your restaurant’s sprinkler system engaged because of a minor kitchen blaze, protecting your building and equipment from a severe fire but sending water everywhere. No matter what the original purpose of the water it still must be removed from the floors, fixtures, and furnishings of your business. As soon as the sprinklers are extinguished arranging for professional water removal is the next step. To get your eatery’s chefs back to cooking and your customers seated in their favorite booth to enjoy that delicious meal the water needs to be gone. SERVPRO has a range of water extraction machines and the trained technicians to operate them, a perfect pairing to get your business back on track.

Professional water removal is necessary to return your Pleasant Hill bistro back to a favorite foodie destination. The sprinklers discharged water over floors, on cook tops and prep surfaces, and on the comfy seats reserved for paying customers. We have pumps and industrial wet/dry vacuums to pull water off hard, carpeted, and upholstered surfaces. After our SERVPRO technicians, pump out the water, we will arrange air movers and dehumidifiers to complete the job. Care will need to be taken that electrical and gas powered appliances and equipment that were affected can be operated safely and do not pose a shock or explosion hazard during the water extraction process. If carpeting was removed for replacement or off-site drying be cautious about exposed tack strips, especially if the public will be invited back before the reinstallation of floor coverings.
 
Once this crisis is averted, consider developing an Emergency Ready Profile and Plan (ERP) for your restaurant with your local SERVPRO partner. This proactive tool permits you to invite us into your business to review your disaster preparation needs. Identify key staff, map out your location, and pinpoint utility lines and shut offs. Relax a little knowing that even if you are not on-site for a potential disaster, you have created a sensible plan of action to protect your business investment. The assessment is free and contacting our team when trouble occurs as easy as opening the app on your mobile device. Be ready for the worst as you plan for the very best outcome. All kinds of disasters can be anticipated -- fire, storm, water, and more. The ERP is the perfect choice to protect your business and livelihood.
 
Connect with SERVPRO of North Lilburn if you need to plan and perform water removal from your business. (770) 709-3266

Commercial Fire Damage in Pleasant Hill

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Fire damage does not have to close down your business for long. Call SERVPRO quickly to remediate!

Assessing the Damage and Finding the Most Effective Method of Cleaning is Key to Restoring Your Business

Cleaning and restoration will normally reduce the costs of a fire insurance claim. It is much cheaper than replacement of property of the resurfacing of damaged items such as tables and other furniture.

When restoring smoke-damaged materials and surfaces from commercial fire damage, SERVPRO's goal is to restore Pleasant Hill business property to pre-loss conditions. Our restoration teams apply basic principles of cleaning with four fundamental smoke residue elements to accomplish this.

Cleaning Principles

Locate Residue - Our teams carefully inspecting the affected area. Inspectors will start at the source of the fire and trace how far smoke has moved through buildings.

Identify Types of Residue - Different types of smoke residues can exist in the same affected environment. The restoration teams will select the most effective cleaning method that will remove the types of residues present.

Identify Type of Surface - Surface material will determine which cleaning method and products are safe to use. Our technicians are careful to preserve the material and surfaces being cleaned. In some cases, the residues may have already caused enough damage that no cleaning method may be able to restore the property.

Capture and Remove - Smoke residues bond with surfaces they contact. Technicians use dry and wet cleaning methods to release residues and carry the particles away from the affected surface.

Residue Elements

Temperature - Heat increases the speed of chemical reactions in cleaning products. Our restoration teams select the right temperature to maximize the cleaning solution effectiveness.

Agitation - Technicians have an extensive inventory of towels, brushes, air and water pressure wands and sonic vibrations in ultrasonic machines to breakup smoke residues without harming the property being cleaned.

Chemical Action - Not every surface or material needs the same type of chemical action to clean a residue. Restoration teams select cleaning products depending if the action needed may be dissolving, emulsification, bleaching, oxidation or changing the pH.

Time - How long the residue has coated the surface can determine which cleaning agent and how much may be needed to clean a surface. It also determines how much labor may be needed as well.

Restoration teams have a variety of challenges to meet when cleaning smoke residue after a fire. Matching the surfaces of property to appropriate methods and cleaning agents is a skill that requires training and experience. If you are trying to deal with the results of a fire to your business, call us today at (770) 709-3266 to begin the clean-up. SERVPRO of North Lilburn is ready to help you reopen your business.

Commercial Mold Damage Can Be a Hazard To Your Business in More Than One Way

6/26/2016 (Permalink)

Proper Mold Cleanup Is Crucial in a Commercial Setting

SERVPRO Has a Certified Plan To Clean Up Mold At Your Business Site

If you've smelled the musty odor of mold at your business location, you need to have experts come in and test for levels. We have the experience and equipment to make accurate assessments quickly. Our technicians are trained to find mold at its source, extract any standing water (that you may not even be aware of) and complete the drying process. After this is completed, we can begin the cleaning-up process, followed by deodorizing, if necessary.

Mold will stain many different materials, but if the cleaning process is started in time, many items can be saved from the destructive aspects of mold. Some items can be cleaned and made like new again, while others may need more extensive work done. In Norcross, commercial mold damage can affect your business's financial health. If customers and clients believe your company is affected by mold, it can adversely affect sales.

Assistance Can Include Inventory Checklists To Assist With Insurance Claims

Those items that are beyond repair can be listed on our inventory checklist, to be given to your insurance company for reimbursement. Having a third party that is non-biased can improve your chances of a quick payment, and reduce the wait time many people dread when dealing with an insurance company. Being nationally recognized as a cleaning and restoration company can also greatly assist you in making claims to your insurance agency.

Where is Mold Found in a Commercial Setting?

Mold can be found anywhere, but most often it is near water or moisture. Humidity that has risen can be attributed to many sources, such as floods that were not completely cleaned up, to water coming from peoples' shoes and boots that were left in a welcome mat for too long, seeping water through faulty caulking around windows, leaking water lines in bathrooms, and many other sources. Our professionals are trained in locating these sources and eliminating them. This can help reduce the mold growth and keep it to an acceptable level in the future. Protect your equipment, your inventory, and also your customers and employees.

If you own or run a business in Norcross, it pays to ensure that mold is under control. If you suspect mold growth is becoming a problem, call for an expert assessment. SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 is available 24/7 to take your call and get any mold problem remediated and under control again.