Recent Commercial Posts

Mitigation vs. Restoration/Reconstruction

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

If your business has been affected by severe flooding, the chances are that you have contacted a flood and water cleanup company to help get your building back to normal is pretty high. You will probably hear the words “mitigation” and “restoration” thrown around a lot, and you might not fully understand what they mean. Here’s a quick breakdown of what they mean.

Mitigation

Mitigation is the first line of defense when it comes to water damage. It also includes measures that are used to help stabilize the situation before any more damage can occur. Here are some examples of what happens during mitigation:

  • Inspecting damage
  • Making sure building is stable
  • Window board up
  • Setting tarps
  • Removing furniture/other belongings
  • Extracting water
  • Setting drying equipment

Depending on if more work needs to be done, based on the damage, that is where restoration comes in to play.

Restoration or Reconstruction

Restoration means that we will bring your property back to the state it was in before the damage occurred. Once mitigation has been complete, the repairing of the structure can begin. This means replacing drywall, painting, and many other things depending on what is needed.

Whatever your needs may bay SERVPRO of West Sacramento is here to help. We are your one-stop-shop for all mitigation and restoration/reconstruction needs! (916) 626.0426

5 Tips to Prevent Mold & Mildew in your Commercial Business

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

Why should you worry about mold or mildew in your building? Over time some mold may cause structural damage to wood along with damage to furnishings and finishes. Use the following tips to help prevent mold or mildew growth in your business.

#1: Clean Out the Refrigerator

It can be difficult to keep track of shared refrigerators. Some people will always remember to clear out their leftovers, others won’t. Old food storage containers are a perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. Over time, it can travel to the shelving and even outside the refrigerator. Consider instituting an office refrigerator policy. If something is left in the fridge by a certain time each week, it goes in the garbage.

#2: Look for any Repair Leaks

Leaks from plumbing, windows, roofs, and more can lead to significant water damage in your business as well as an increased risk of mold growth. If you aren’t regularly inspecting your property, it’s easy for these leaks to go unchecked until they create a larger, more costly problem. Watch for telltale signs of a leak such as lower water pressure; wet spots on the floors, ceilings, or walls; and condensation around window sills and in attic spaces.

#3: Keep It Clean

It’s easy for anyone to get caught up in work and let clutter take over his or her workspace. However, clutter creates lots of hiding spots for crumbs and dust, which are both great food sources for mold. Make sure to clear the clutter and wipe down hard surfaces regularly. Make sure to promptly clean all spills as well. Clean and sanitize break rooms and bathrooms frequently. Both rooms provide ample opportunity for mold and mildew growth. These rooms should be cleaned at least weekly depending on how regularly people use each room.

#4: Clean out Trash Cans

While you might switch out the liners regularly, can you remember the last time you washed out the trash cans? It’s easy for bits of food and condensation to sneak beneath liners into the can, which is all mold needs to grow. Try washing out office wastebaskets about once a month to prevent growth.

#5: Take Care of Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system can quickly distribute mold spores throughout your building if there is a problem. Make sure your HVAC system receives regular inspections. Sometimes moisture condenses inside air ducts or leaks drip onto ducts from ceiling tiles, which can lead to growth inside the ducts. Make sure to keep the HVAC drip pans clean and unobstructed. Additionally, replace your filters as needed.

If you find mold or mildew in your place of business, call SERVPRO of West Sacramento at (916) 626-0426 today!

Know the Facts about Business Fires

12/24/2019 (Permalink)

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, as many as one in four businesses that suffer some kind of major disaster do not reopen afterward. It’s true, overcoming a major loss is extremely difficult, but with the right restoration company and team on your side, working hand-in-hand with your insurance company, the chance of your company surviving is pretty high!

Depending on the size of the fire, and the amount of damage, some businesses that have come to SERVPRO of West Sacramento for help have reopened just days after the fire happened. Thanks to innovations in smoke odor removal, fire damage restoration, and cleaning in general, it is possible for crews to start work nearly immediately after the fire department clears the scene, and have things back up and running in no time. Although, again, that all depends on the severity of the fire. But no matter the severity, recovery is possible!

According to the National Fire Prevention Association, U.S. fire departments responded to about 3,300 office property fires per year between 2007 and 2011. Those fires resulted in about $112 million in property damage each year, and most were in business offices – and happened during business hours. However, the good news is the number of business fires was down a whopping 71 percent from 1980 to 2011.

What to Expect when you have a Commercial Water Loss

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

The pipe burst under the sink in the bathroom of your office building and left a mess. The floors and walls are wet – it appears that you may have to disrupt daily operations for a while so that professionals can restore the office. It is wise to call us right away because excess water can cause damages to the structure of the building as well as to floor tiles and walls. Plus, if you allow water to stand inside the building for more than 48 hours, microbial growth may start to occur.

SERVPRO of West Sacramento’s commercial water damage technicians are highly trained and understand the importance of mitigating moisture quickly. The team can use extractors, vacuums or pumps to remove water from the structure. During the mitigation phase the team dries the area. Our crews may employ air movers or axial fans to dry the office. The team may also utilize dehumidifiers to reduce humidity and increase evaporation. We also may use dehumidifiers to pull in moisture and return dry, warm air inside the office environment. This step helps increase the drying phase.

We work fast to dry the area to prevent microbial growth and to reduce the chances of other secondary issues, such as wood rot, from occurring. The crew can also pack out materials and contents from inside the office. We itemize, categorize and store each item in a dry and safe area on or off-site until the restoration process is complete. We know that it is essential to keep your office functioning on a daily basis, which is why you can expect our techs to work quickly and to strive to get the job done right.

SERVPRO of West Sacramento provides commercial water damage restoration services that can restore your office when possible. Call us at (916) 626-0426 any time of the day or night to schedule an appointment. We are here to help and can return your office to its preloss condition.

When “What If?” becomes “What Now?” … Emergency Ready Profile

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Being a property manager or landlord is not always an 8 to 5 job. Mishaps and problems do not care if you are on vacation or if you are out of the office; they can arise 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The key to being prepared before disaster strikes and dealing with these unforeseen circumstances is to implement our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP).

 A large percentage of businesses have to close down following a disaster. Majority of businesses that survive a disaster had some form of a preparation plan in place beforehand. SERVPRO of West Sacramento’s Emergency READY Profile not only helps your business in having a plan in place but also assists to keep you and your staff members informed on exactly how to handle fire and water damage.

 To learn more about an ERP you can visit http://ready.SERVPRO.com or call SERVPRO West Sacramento at (916) 626-0426 to schedule yours today.

Commercial Water Mitigation Process

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

If you have a water emergency in your West Sacramento business, such as a pipe burst, cleanup or other flooding scenario; you'll need to call on the services of a professional water cleanup company to ensure the job is done right. A restoration company will take the following steps to deal with the damage:

  1. Inspect and Diagnose

Once you make the call, the water mitigation company will come to the scene to make an inspection and test the water in order to determine which specialized equipment and methods are best suited to fixing the damage. 

  1. Haul Out Contents

As soon as the situation is assessed, any items in the affected area, such as office equipment, electronics, furniture and documents will be removed to a safe, dry area. Items will be sorted to determine what can and cannot be saved. Whatever can be salvaged will be cleaned, dried, deodorized and sanitized using specialized equipment and cleaning agents.

  1. Extract the Water

Once everything has been taken out of the area, the water removal can begin. Depending on the cause of the water damage, whether it's a pipe burst cleanup, a supply line cleanup or removal of sewer water, different high-efficiency equipment will be used to remove the mess. Specialized sump pumps and trash pumps, in addition to truck-mounted water extractors, will be used to suck out as much moisture as possible. Any contaminated surfaces will be thoroughly sanitized.

  1. Dry and Dehumidify

After the bulk of the water is extracted, steps will be taken to remove excess humidity from the air and moisture from hard-to-reach places. Heavy-duty air movers and dehumidifiers will be brought in to make sure everything is completely dry.

  1. Restore

When everything has been completely dried and disinfected, structural restoration can begin. This might entail only minor repairs and painting or require the complete rebuilding of entire rooms, depending on the severity of the damage. 

Whether you need a pipe burst cleanup or a building overhaul due to a major flood, SERVPRO of West Sacramento will be able to quickly take care of the problem and get your business back on track.

Call today (916) 626-0426 to start the process.

SERVPRO West Sacramento- Trusted Professionals For Your Business Remediation

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Your trusted and local SERVPRO West Sacramento professionals and ready to help with your business remediation needs 24/7. We understand the additional complications that arise from having water/mold/fire damage in your place of business. It is necessary to ensure your customers and employees are able to have access to your place of business as soon as possible. 

Time Is Of The Essence:

Our goal is to expedite remediation while being cognizant of your business needs. We are on the scene quickly and committed to working with your insurance and management so this unexpected event is as seamless as possible. 

"Like It Never Even Happened" is our slogan for a reason. We are local and trusted. If your West Sacramento or surrounding Sacramento area business experiences a mold/water/or fire event please call us first. Our professional office staff will be happy to assist you. Our positive reviews from other local business's reflect our integrity and excellent work ethic. We are committed to our customers and our local community.

Mold Remediation For Your Commercial Business

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO West Sacramento understands that besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO West Sacramento. We will respond quickly to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Mold And Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today (916) 873-8085

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of West Sacramento can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. Our technicians have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Our technicians are trained and certified in various areas of remediation:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Call us for a free estimate for your West Sacramento or surrounding Sacramento area business.

(916) 873-8085

Certified Government and Commercial Services

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Sacramento offer a wide range of services from cleaning commercial warehouses to removing biohazard contaminants. We can respond immediately to any unplanned emergency, and have the expertise and ability to handle any of your long-term project sourcing government and commercial needs. Our highly trained crew will work with you, and your insurance if applicable to deliver quality service. "Like it never even happened." Call us to learn more about the commercial and government services we currently offer and how we can specifically address all of your servicing needs. Why choose SERVPRO West Sacramento?

    • 24-Hour Emergency Service
    • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
    • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
    • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
    • Locally Owned and Operated
    • Professional and caring staff
    • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 
  • We proudly service the following areas: West Sacramento, Landpark, Pocket Area, as well as Sacramento.

Sacramento/West Sacramento Business Water/Fire/Mold Services

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO West Sacramento we understand business and customer service. If a water/fire/mold issue arises at your place of business call us 24/7.

Our priority is you, our customer and we will be on the job quickly to minimize the affect on your business and customers as much as possible.

We recently took on a fire job at a well known Sacramento restaurant and SERVPRO West Sacramento was  praised by the owners for the professional and timely work of our amazing technicians.   

In addition to water/fire/mold remediation we also offer service contracts for janitorial as well as carpet cleaning. Please contact our office if you have any questions or are interested in any of our new business services. We are happy to help!

 SERVPRO West Sacramento (916) 873-8085

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Commercial Building Damage West Sacramento/Sacramento Area

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

All the same types of damage that can affect residential properties have an equal chance of affecting commercial buildings. These include:

  • Storm and wind damage – Damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain which can remove roof tiles, break windows and more.
  • Water damage – Water damage can be caused by burst pipes, floods, rain or a number of other things. In any case, this can then result in contaminated water affecting surfaces and furniture, in mold growing and in items being eroded. Electricity and water damage are particularly volatile when combined.
  • Fire damage – Fire damage can come from a cigarette that isn’t properly put out, from a gas stove or from lightning. In any case, this can then cause severe destruction to your property which requires cleaning and restoration services.

Mold – Mold is highly unhygienic as well as being unappealing to look at. Mold spreads quickly around properties as air-borne spores and remediation is very important to prevent it from getting out of hand.

If your business has a water/fire/mold issue please contact your local and trusted professional:

  SERVPRO West Sacramento (916) 873-8085

      Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

IICRC Training

  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Your Business IS OUR BUSINESS!

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

If your business suffers from water/fire/or mold damage call your local professional-SERVPRO West Sacramento.

(916) 837-8085

Water damage in your place of business can be a devastating blow: Not only can it cost you quite a bit to clean up, but it can also slow—or even shut down—business operations.

Whether it's managing the distraction, sending employees home for the cleanup, or losing equipment and records, water damage will inevitably cause your business to take a hit. Here are some strategies to prevent water damage from happening.

Make sure hose connections are secure on water supply lines to washing machines, ice makers, dishwashers, and other appliances that use water.

  • Re-caulk and re-grout around sinks, showers, and tubs. Leaking shower pans and loose or missing tiles should be repaired.
  • Check and replace washing machine hoses regularly, especially if there are signs of cracking, bulging, or other deterioration.
  • Follow the recommended maintenance procedures for all appliances and equipment. This includes periodically draining a portion of the water out of the water heater to flush out the sediment in the bottom of the tank. (Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.)
  • Regular maintenance by a qualified HVAC contractor will help keep air conditioner pan drain lines clear of deposits that can clog the line.
  • When the weather turns cold, a trickle of water from both hot and cold faucets may help prevent frozen pipes. Another good idea is to open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
  • Insulate water pipes that are exposed to freezing temperatures or drafts, such as those located in garages and basements, to help reduce the chance of leaks from frozen pipes.

Water in unwanted areas can cause considerable damage due to a leak or natural disaster, mold can develop quite fast, at times in as little as 48 hours.

West Sac/Sacramento Area Commercial Damage Restoration

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes your business, call SERVPRO West Sacramento!

We understand that time=money for business owners. We are available 24/7 for your emergency needs and will have your business back up and running LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED.

SERVPRO West Sacramento are your local, trusted professionals for Water Damage, Flood Damage, Sewage Damage, Fire Damage, Smoke Damage, Wind Damage, Hail, Damage, Mold Damage, Vandalism and Graffiti Damage, and Odor Removal.

We have the assets to perform any size job and can also take care of your cleaning needs for your home... carpet, upholstery, walls, and ceilings and floors!  

              FASTER to any sized disaster.....

                 SERVPRO West Sacramento

                       (916) 873-8085

              Highly Trained

                Restoration 

                 Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

       IICRC Training

  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes