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SERVPRO Has Fast Reactions

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Water damages not only the building but also the intangibles of your St Clair County business. When you cannot be open to provide services or products for your customers and community for even a few days the harm done to your brand can be permanent. Our professional crews work quickly and offer restoration plans that frequently permit your business to remain open during our efforts. 
 
The SERVPRO project manager assigned to your business works with you to find the source of the water incursion and to devise a plan that permits part of your operation to remain open while our crews dry out wet areas. A retail enterprise that closes because of a disaster has only a 50 percent chance of reopening. We take pride in helping niche businesses stay the course while we complete a successful restoration. 
 
Our team of trained technicians uses powerful extractors in the areas where water collected, and air movers and dehumidifiers to continue the moisture reduction. We swiftly erect temporary barriers shielding the work area and rely on our top of the line equipment to dry the area fast. Using only certified and experienced workers speeds the tasks without any loss of quality. 
 
You also desire the special ambiance of your historic location to remain even after significant recovery efforts are complete. SERVPRO has a restoration mindset, not a demolition and replace or remodeling tendency. We strive to understand what is special about your space, and use our skills and care to ensure post-water damage your space looks and feels “Like it never even happened.” 
 
SERVPRO of St Clair County is ready to exceed your expectations when it comes to restoring water damage in your eclectic home furnishing store. Call 205-525-0332 for a consultation with one of our experienced assessors. 

SERVPRO Is the Business Partner Here For You

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

A workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of St Clair County is your local commercial restoration experts. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

To keep a business going takes all the help you can find. When you manage a property or own a business, you know that you need every hand just to keep things running. Something that causes a disruption or a loss can be devastating for you and your property.

The good news is your retail space, rental property or manufacturing facility has a silent partner built in right here in our Alabama neighborhood. SERVPRO is your ally, invested in your business, ready to carry the burden of emergency planning and deep-cleaning to keep your success plan on track.

Large Loss Recovery. Flooding, fires and storms are one of the leading causes of financial loss for businesses. These emergencies cause damages across the United States that are compounded when recovery actions don’t start right away. We have seen the destruction left behind after even a small tornado here and across Alabama, and we understand how devastating any storm can be to a business. SERVPRO is ready to respond with our highly trained employees and proven emergency services to shorten your downtime and speed your recovery, 24 hours a day.

Emergency Ready Plan. Recovery starts before an emergency happens when your business has a plan in place. We can work with you to write an Emergency Ready Plan. This plan will be unique to your business and can include alternate work locations, a chain of command and temporary vendors. The plan begins as soon as you say “go,” and recovery for your business begins.

Cleaning of All Kinds. Along with being well known for our disaster recovery services, SERVPRO has been cleaning for a long time. We can handle basic deep-cleaning of high-traffic areas, carpets and upholstery, as well as specialty cleaning needs including trauma site cleanup and safe biohazard removal. There isn’t a scenario we haven’t dealt with, and we can cover any cleaning needed.

Restoration Services. A pipe burst suddenly. Heavy rains created flooding. The new employee burned food in the office break room. When you manage a property or own a business, there will be several reasons for needing restoration, and SERVPRO of St. Clair County is prepared to take them all on. We have lived and served in this community for a long time, and we are ready to get your business back to work.

Industry Specialization. There isn’t an industry we are not familiar with in this community. We are ready for anything, and whatever unique needs your business has, we can clean or restore them. Most often we can work in an enclosed area while you keep your business running.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today 205-525-0332 to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

Commercial HVAC Cleaning

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

It's easy for the cleaning of air ducts and HVAC systems on your property to go forgotten, but it is important to keep up with regular HVAC maintenance. Like anything else in a home or business, air ducts accumulate dust and dirt over time. Other the factors that may increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning are pets, occupants with allergies or asthma, cigarette or cigar smoke, water contamination or damage to the home HVAC system, or home renovation and remodeling projects. A general rule of thumb is that if your air ducts look dirty, then they probably are. 

The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) recommends that dirty HVAC systems be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Clean HVAC systems can result in an improved air quality of your home or business. Regular cleaning may also increase your energy savings and give your HVAC system a longer lifespan.

If air duct and HVAC system cleaning goes beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, or if you want cleaning done for your home's system call SERVPRO of St Clair County today at (205)525-0332!

SERVPRO Has Fast Reactions To Water Recovery

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

Water damages not only the building but also the intangibles of your St Clair County business. When you cannot be open to provide services or products for your customers and community for even a few days the harm done to your brand can be permanent. Our professional crews work quickly and offer restoration plans that frequently permit your business to remain open during our efforts. 
 
The SERVPRO project manager assigned to your business works with you to find the source of the water incursion and to devise a plan that permits part of your operation to remain open while our crews dry out wet areas. A retail enterprise that closes because of a disaster has only a 50 percent chance of reopening. We take pride in helping niche businesses stay the course while we complete a successful restoration. 
 
Our team of trained technicians uses powerful extractors in the areas where water collected, and air movers and dehumidifiers to continue the moisture reduction. We swiftly erect temporary barriers shielding the work area and rely on our top of the line equipment to dry the area fast. Using only certified and experienced workers speeds the tasks without any loss of quality. 
 
You also desire the special ambiance of your historic location to remain even after significant recovery efforts are complete. SERVPRO has a restoration mindset, not a demolition and replace or remodeling tendency. We strive to understand what is special about your space, and use our skills and care to ensure post-water damage your space looks and feels “Like it never even happened.” 
 
SERVPRO of St Clair County is ready to exceed your expectations when it comes to restoring water damage in your eclectic home furnishing store. Call (205)-525-0332 for a consultation with one of our experienced assessors.

Sprinkler Maintenance For Fires

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

Fire sprinkler maintenance is an easy thing to forget when most businesses will never experience a fire. Fire sprinklers on your commercial property need to be checked regularly in order to prevent a disaster. When sprinklers fail to turn on, the fire damage can be devastating. Follow these simple steps to ensure your sprinklers work well. 

1. Make Sure the Water Is Turned On

It may seem obvious, but missing this step can be devastating. Confirm the water valves leading to your sprinklers are turned on. This step needs to be performed after all maintenance jobs involving water valves. 

2. Do Not Paint Over the Sprinklers

Perhaps it is tempting to paint over fire sprinklers to help them blend into the decor. However, it is important to remember they are functional, not decorative. Paint can block water flow, thus preventing them from fulfilling their purpose. 

3. Do Not Block the Sprinklers 

Make sure you do not block sprinklers, especially when utilizing precious storage space. Sprinklers cannot do their job well if they are obstructed. 

4. Check for Corrosion or Build-up

This sprinkler maintenance step is similar to not painting over the sprinkler system. Make sure to periodically check for corrosion or buildup so the sprinklers can work optimally. 

5. Make Sure the Sprinkler Pipes Don’t Freeze

Saving money by turning the heat down in an empty building may seem like a practical choice. The problem is that wet pipes can freeze in cold temperatures, preventing the sprinklers from functioning properly. Keep your building warm enough to prevent freezing pipes. 

6. Do Not Hang Things From Sprinklers 

While it is tempting to hang items from sprinklers, remember that sprinklers are not meant to hold any kind of weight. Hanging things from sprinklers can cause them to bend or break, and a broken sprinkler is no help if there is a fire. 

Keeping up with your fire sprinkler maintenance is just as important as fire prevention. Even with proper maintenance, accidents can still happen. When they do, your emergency restoration services partner can help get you back to work again. Call SERVPRO of St Clair County at 205-525-0332 and let us help you today!

Cleaning For Commercial Jobs

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

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 St Clair County for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your work space look its very best.

Have Questions? Call Today – (256) 378-1319!

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of St Clair County offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

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

Job Training

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Even when hiring someone that has experience in the Restoration Industry, on the job training is still a necessity. On the job training goes much farther than making sure your staff is trained for any job they might come across. On the job training ensures that everybody in the company understands what’s going on throughout every job and are up to the company’s standards.

Everybody being on the same page ensures that Restoration Technicians, Project Managers and all office personnel know what is happening, and therefore anyone can explain it to the clients.

Often, companies’ standards differ in some ways from the industry standards because the industry standards are set to just the necessities and SERVPRO of St Clair County goes above and beyond. Employees being trained should understand why we do a job a certain way this will advance their career and further their abilities. Getting the job done isn’t good enough, getting the job done right and making sure that the problem will not arise again is the SERVPRO way. The more training that employees have means that your company can take on more expert level, higher paying jobs increasing revenue and our reputation. It also is a benefit for the employee because they will be smarter at their job, helping them make their job easier, and they can make more money with the more they know. Job training is so important to the success of the company, and it makes sure everybody is on the same page, doing the job right, all the time. Whether we are performing service for a commercial building or residential home, you can ensure the job will always be done correctly and efficiently. If you are interested in joining the SERVPRO of St Clair County team call us at 205-525-0339.

You have water damage in St Clair County? Call SERVPRO!

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in St Clair County

St Clair County business owners may find that news headlines often showcase disasters like fires, hurricanes, or tornadoes. Still, water claims tend to top the charts in terms of everyday risk to commercial facilities. Not only can water damage deteriorate structures without thorough mitigation, but it can create the conditions that allow mold and other microbes to thrive. 

If your St Clair County business has been effected by water, you can count on SERVPRO technicians to eliminate the disaster quickly and easily. This team knows that water damage does not occur on a 9-to-5 schedule, so technicians strive to provide service 24/7, 365 days a year, including during the holidays. Professional cleanup that focuses on salvaging your assets when it is safe and feasible to do so can be vital to saving you time, money, and stress. 

Critical Factors for Preserving Office Electronics  

Maintain consistent temperatures. Temperature fluctuations can have significant effects on computer equipment, especially servers. Keep the air around servers at 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain reliability. 

Monitor humidity. In your office's computer room, data center, or similar areas, keep relative humidity between 45% and 55% to prevent condensation that can corrode, rust, or short-circuit equipment.

Be mindful of water-related risks. Water leaks cause a whopping 24% of data center outages, which is both harmful for your possessions and your ability to generate revenue.

Manage your cables. Not only can disorganized cables cause equipment interference that can lead to network outages, but mitigation experts may need more time to repair and maintain equipment.  

How SERVPRO Saves the Day

SERVPRO technicians train in proper safety practices with water damage and electronic equipment. They have extensive experience in cleaning data centers, computing areas, and server rooms in commercial facilities. Professionals take great care in ensuring that electronics are turned off and safely contained. We erect drying chambers made of plastic sheeting or polyethylene to contain devices and maintain proper relative humidity and temperatures during the drying process. SERVPRO can also recommend or enlist the aid of certified electronics restoration professionals to preserve your equipment and minimize replacement costs. 

SERVPRO of St Clair County strives to aid local businesses by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (205)-525-0332 today for fast disaster cleanup. 

HVAC Cleaning For Commercial Property!!

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

It's easy for the cleaning of air ducts and HVAC systems on your property to go forgotten, but it is important to keep up with regular HVAC maintenance. Like anything else in a home or business, air ducts accumulate dust and dirt over time. Other the factors that may increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning are pets, occupants with allergies or asthma, cigarette or cigar smoke, water contamination or damage to the home HVAC system, or home renovation and remodeling projects. A general rule of thumb is that if your air ducts look dirty, then they probably are. 

The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) recommends that dirty HVAC systems be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Clean HVAC systems can result in an improved air quality of your home or business. Regular cleaning may also increase your energy savings and give your HVAC system a longer lifespan.

If air duct and HVAC system cleaning goes beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, or if you want cleaning done for your home's system call SERVPRO of St Clair County today at (205)525-0332!

Fire Sprinkler Maintenance

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Fire sprinkler maintenance is an easy thing to forget when most businesses will never experience a fire. Fire sprinklers on your commercial property need to be checked regularly in order to prevent a disaster. When sprinklers fail to turn on, the fire damage can be devastating. Follow these simple steps to ensure your sprinklers work well. 

1. Make Sure the Water Is Turned On

It may seem obvious, but missing this step can be devastating. Confirm the water valves leading to your sprinklers are turned on. This step needs to be performed after all maintenance jobs involving water valves. 

2. Do Not Paint Over the Sprinklers

Perhaps it is tempting to paint over fire sprinklers to help them blend into the decor. However, it is important to remember they are functional, not decorative. Paint can block water flow, thus preventing them from fulfilling their purpose. 

3. Do Not Block the Sprinklers 

Make sure you do not block sprinklers, especially when utilizing precious storage space. Sprinklers cannot do their job well if they are obstructed. 

4. Check for Corrosion or Build-up

This sprinkler maintenance step is similar to not painting over the sprinkler system. Make sure to periodically check for corrosion or buildup so the sprinklers can work optimally. 

5. Make Sure the Sprinkler Pipes Don’t Freeze

Saving money by turning the heat down in an empty building may seem like a practical choice. The problem is that wet pipes can freeze in cold temperatures, preventing the sprinklers from functioning properly. Keep your building warm enough to prevent freezing pipes. 

6. Do Not Hang Things From Sprinklers 

While it is tempting to hang items from sprinklers, remember that sprinklers are not meant to hold any kind of weight. Hanging things from sprinklers can cause them to bend or break, and a broken sprinkler is no help if there is a fire. 

Keeping up with your fire sprinkler maintenance is just as important as fire prevention. Even with proper maintenance, accidents can still happen. When they do, your emergency restoration services partner can help get you back to work again. Call SERVPRO of St Clair County at 205-525-0332 and let us help you today!

SERVPRO Fast Reaction To Water Recovery

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Water damages not only the building but also the intangibles of your St Clair County business. When you cannot be open to provide services or products for your customers and community for even a few days the harm done to your brand can be permanent. Our professional crews work quickly and offer restoration plans that frequently permit your business to remain open during our efforts. 
 
The SERVPRO project manager assigned to your business works with you to find the source of the water incursion and to devise a plan that permits part of your operation to remain open while our crews dry out wet areas. A retail enterprise that closes because of a disaster has only a 50 percent chance of reopening. We take pride in helping niche businesses stay the course while we complete a successful restoration. 
 
Our team of trained technicians uses powerful extractors in the areas where water collected, and air movers and dehumidifiers to continue the moisture reduction. We swiftly erect temporary barriers shielding the work area and rely on our top of the line equipment to dry the area fast. Using only certified and experienced workers speeds the tasks without any loss of quality. 
 
You also desire the special ambiance of your historic location to remain even after significant recovery efforts are complete. SERVPRO has a restoration mindset, not a demolition and replace or remodeling tendency. We strive to understand what is special about your space, and use our skills and care to ensure post-water damage your space looks and feels “Like it never even happened.” 
 
SERVPRO of St Clair County is ready to exceed your expectations when it comes to restoring water damage in your eclectic home furnishing store. Call (205)-525-0332 for a consultation with one of our experienced assessors. 

To All Business Owners!

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Do you know that SERVPRO is an industry leader when it comes to commercial fire and water clean-up and restoration. And that we are available to respond to your businesses fire and water emergencies all day every day. We also have full access to resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 franchises, which means no disaster or damage is too big for us to handle.

Something that you may not know of is that we are so much more than just a fire and water restoration service! We offer professional services to get your business looking its best. Maybe your office’s carpets could use some sprucing up, or maybe your restaurant’s kitchen could use a deep cleaning. How dirty is your duct work? Imagine how dirty the duct work is on the inside! We have the right cleaning tools and products to get the job done.

You can depend on SERVPRO of St Clair County to get your workplace in tip top shape. Call us today at 256-378-1319.

Restoration Of Commercial Property

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Do you often find that your basement is always wet after what might just seem a small storm? Are you having to deal with the continuous drying of your basement during snow season? You are not alone. The majority of homeowners have the same issues with excess water or moisture intruding into their basements during very poor weather situations and are looking for all sorts of solutions to their problem.

SERVPRO of St Clair County technicians understand that a wet basement can cause all sorts of problems. As a finished living space, any moisture intruding into your basement can ruin carpet, drywall, insulation and framing.

Water getting into a cellar you use for your storage can warp flooring one level above and encourage the spread of mold to other areas of your home. 
 
Inclement weather conditions that occur such as rainfall and melting snow have the ability to produce thousands of gallons of water and can cause all sorts of major problems you simply aren't ready to handle.

Maintaining clean gutters and making sure that you provide the proper soil slopes in your landscaping can channel excess water away from your home. Correct R-rated attic insulation can help prevent ice damming on the roof and gutters leading to more harm.

Call SERVPRO of St Clair County at 256-378-1319 with any questions or concerns you may have. 

Water Damage in St Clair County? CALL SERVPRO!!!

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

We offer reliable and compassionate water damage assistance in St Clair County. We have the best team and equipment to properly handle any size water damage disaster in your home. We are available 24/7, so don't hesitate.

Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in St Clair County

St Clair County business owners may find that news headlines often showcase disasters like fires, hurricanes, or tornadoes. Still, water claims tend to top the charts in terms of everyday risk to commercial facilities. Not only can water damage deteriorate structures without thorough mitigation, but it can create the conditions that allow mold and other microbes to thrive. 

If your St Clair County business has been effected by water, you can count on SERVPRO technicians to eliminate the disaster quickly and easily. This team knows that water damage does not occur on a 9-to-5 schedule, so technicians strive to provide service 24/7, 365 days a year, including during the holidays. Professional cleanup that focuses on salvaging your assets when it is safe and feasible to do so can be vital to saving you time, money, and stress. 

Critical Factors for Preserving Office Electronics  

Maintain consistent temperatures. Temperature fluctuations can have significant effects on computer equipment, especially servers. Keep the air around servers at 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain reliability. 

Monitor humidity. In your office's computer room, data center, or similar areas, keep relative humidity between 45% and 55% to prevent condensation that can corrode, rust, or short-circuit equipment.

Be mindful of water-related risks. Water leaks cause a whopping 24% of data center outages, which is both harmful for your possessions and your ability to generate revenue.

Manage your cables. Not only can disorganized cables cause equipment interference that can lead to network outages, but mitigation experts may need more time to repair and maintain equipment.  

How SERVPRO Saves the Day

SERVPRO technicians train in proper safety practices with water damage and electronic equipment. They have extensive experience in cleaning data centers, computing areas, and server rooms in commercial facilities. Professionals take great care in ensuring that electronics are turned off and safely contained. We erect drying chambers made of plastic sheeting or polyethylene to contain devices and maintain proper relative humidity and temperatures during the drying process. SERVPRO can also recommend or enlist the aid of certified electronics restoration professionals to preserve your equipment and minimize replacement costs. 

SERVPRO of St Clair County strives to aid local businesses by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (205)-525-0332 today for fast disaster cleanup. 

Commercial HVAC Cleaning

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

It's easy for the cleaning of air ducts and HVAC systems on your property to go forgotten, but it is important to keep up with regular HVAC maintenance. Like anything else in a home or business, air ducts accumulate dust and dirt over time. Other the factors that may increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning are pets, occupants with allergies or asthma, cigarette or cigar smoke, water contamination or damage to the home HVAC system, or home renovation and remodeling projects. A general rule of thumb is that if your air ducts look dirty, then they probably are. 

The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) recommends that dirty HVAC systems be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Clean HVAC systems can result in an improved air quality of your home or business. Regular cleaning may also increase your energy savings and give your HVAC system a longer lifespan.

If air duct and HVAC system cleaning goes beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, or if you want cleaning done for your home's system call SERVPRO of St Clair County today at (205)525-0332!

What's in your ducts?

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know, your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality? Inspecting the ductwork in your facility or home should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine part of SERVPRO of St Clair County's professional services is inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO of St Clair County professionals will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can help save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

In some circumstances, such as after fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, SERVPRO of St Clair County professionals can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

If you have a fuel burning furnace, stove or fireplace, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends they be inspected for proper functioning, and be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning.

The SERVPRO Duct Cleaning System is proven and cost efficient. Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, SERVPRO of St Clair County professionals use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

  • The process begins by using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct’s shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.

  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.

  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean.

  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.

  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO of St Clair County today!

SERVPRO of St Clair County -(205)-525-0332

The Importance Of On the Job Training

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Even when hiring someone that has experience in the Restoration Industry, on the job training is still a necessity. On the job training goes much farther than making sure your staff is trained for any job they might come across. On the job training ensures that everybody in the company understands what’s going on throughout every job and are up to the company’s standards.

Everybody being on the same page ensures that Restoration Technicians, Project Managers and all office personnel know what is happening, and therefore anyone can explain it to the clients.

Often, companies’ standards differ in some ways from the industry standards because the industry standards are set to just the necessities and SERVPRO of St Clair County goes above and beyond. Employees being trained should understand why we do a job a certain way this will advance their career and further their abilities. Getting the job done isn’t good enough, getting the job done right and making sure that the problem will not arise again is the SERVPRO way. The more training that employees have means that your company can take on more expert level, higher paying jobs increasing revenue and our reputation. It also is a benefit for the employee because they will be smarter at their job, helping them make their job easier, and they can make more money with the more they know. Job training is so important to the success of the company, and it makes sure everybody is on the same page, doing the job right, all the time. Whether we are performing service for a commercial building or residential home, you can ensure the job will always be done correctly and efficiently. If you are interested in joining the SERVPRO of St Clair County team call us at 205-525-0339.

Fast and Flexible water recovery!

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Quick Reaction After Damage can Save You Money

Water damages not only the building but also the intangibles of your St Clair County business. When you cannot be open to provide services or products for your customers and community for even a few days the harm done to your brand can be permanent. Our professional crews work quickly and offer restoration plans that frequently permit your business to remain open during our efforts. 
 
The SERVPRO project manager assigned to your business works with you to find the source of the water incursion and to devise a plan that permits part of your operation to remain open while our crews dry out wet areas. A retail enterprise that closes because of a disaster has only a 50 percent chance of reopening. We take pride in helping niche businesses stay the course while we complete a successful restoration. 
 
Our team of trained technicians uses powerful extractors in the areas where water collected, and air movers and dehumidifiers to continue the moisture reduction. We swiftly erect temporary barriers shielding the work area and rely on our top of the line equipment to dry the area fast. Using only certified and experienced workers speeds the tasks without any loss of quality. 
 
You also desire the special ambiance of your historic location to remain even after significant recovery efforts are complete. SERVPRO has a restoration mindset, not a demolition and replace or remodeling tendency. We strive to understand what is special about your space, and use our skills and care to ensure post-water damage your space looks and feels “Like it never even happened.” 
 
SERVPRO of St Clair County is ready to exceed your expectations when it comes to restoring water damage in your eclectic home furnishing store. Call (205)-525-0332 for a consultation with one of our experienced assessors. 

Prevent a Disaster With Proper Fire Sprinkler Maintenance

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire sprinkler maintenance is an easy thing to forget when most businesses will never experience a fire. Fire sprinklers on your commercial property need to be checked regularly in order to prevent a disaster. When sprinklers fail to turn on, the fire damage can be devastating. Follow these simple steps to ensure your sprinklers work well. 

1. Make Sure the Water Is Turned On

It may seem obvious, but missing this step can be devastating. Confirm the water valves leading to your sprinklers are turned on. This step needs to be performed after all maintenance jobs involving water valves. 

2. Do Not Paint Over the Sprinklers

Perhaps it is tempting to paint over fire sprinklers to help them blend into the decor. However, it is important to remember they are functional, not decorative. Paint can block water flow, thus preventing them from fulfilling their purpose. 

3. Do Not Block the Sprinklers 

Make sure you do not block sprinklers, especially when utilizing precious storage space. Sprinklers cannot do their job well if they are obstructed. 

4. Check for Corrosion or Build-up

This sprinkler maintenance step is similar to not painting over the sprinkler system. Make sure to periodically check for corrosion or buildup so the sprinklers can work optimally. 

5. Make Sure the Sprinkler Pipes Don’t Freeze

Saving money by turning the heat down in an empty building may seem like a practical choice. The problem is that wet pipes can freeze in cold temperatures, preventing the sprinklers from functioning properly. Keep your building warm enough to prevent freezing pipes. 

6. Do Not Hang Things From Sprinklers 

While it is tempting to hang items from sprinklers, remember that sprinklers are not meant to hold any kind of weight. Hanging things from sprinklers can cause them to bend or break, and a broken sprinkler is no help if there is a fire. 

Keeping up with your fire sprinkler maintenance is just as important as fire prevention. Even with proper maintenance, accidents can still happen. When they do, your emergency restoration services partner can help get you back to work again. Call SERVPRO of St Clair County at 205-525-0332 and let us help you today!

Do you need restoration help with your commercial property?

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Do you find that your basement is always wet after a small storm? Are you having to deal with continuously drying your basement during snow season? You are not alone, the majority of homeowners have issues with excess water or moisture intrusion into their basements during poor weather situations and are looking for a solution to their problem.

SERVPRO technicians understand that a wet basement can cause multiple problems. As a finished living space, any moisture intrusion into your basement can ruin carpet, drywall, insulation and framing.

Water getting into a cellar you use for storage can warp flooring one level above and encourage the spread of mold to other areas of your home. 
 
Inclement weather events such as rainfall and melting snow have the ability to produce thousands of gallons of water and can cause major problems you simply aren't ready to handle.

Maintaining clean gutters and making sure that you provide the proper soil slopes in your landscaping can channel excess water away from your home. Correct R-rated attic insulation can help prevent ice damming on the roof and gutters leading to more harm.

Call SERVPRO of St Clair County at (205)-525-0332 to help you!

Are you Emergency Ready?

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

Up to 50% of Business Will Never Reopen! 

Did you know up to 50% of businesses that suffer a disaster may never reopen? Of the businesses that do survive a disaster, the overwhelming majority had an emergency preparedness plan in place.

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.

Here's some of the things you'll get from taking advantage of this free app- 

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Ready to Get Started?

Make your first resolution be to help protect your business, your employees and your livelihood. Call SERVPRO of St Clair County at 205-525-0332 to learn more about how we can help you be "Ready for whatever happens" in the New Year!

Dear Business Owners:

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

Odds are that you know SERVPRO is an industry leader when it comes to commercial fire and water clean-up and restoration. And that we are available to respond to your businesses fire and water emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have access to resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 franchises, which means no project is too big for us to handle.

Something that you may not be aware of is that we are so much more than just a fire and water clean-up service! We offer professional services to get your business looking its best. Maybe your office’s carpets could use freshening up, or maybe your restaurant’s kitchen could use a deep cleaning. How dirty are those A/C vents? Imagine how dirty the air ducts are on the inside! We have the right cleaning tools and products to get the job done.

You can depend on SERVPRO of St Clair County to get your workplace looking its very best. Call us today at 205-525-0332.

Commercial Clean Up

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Daily cleaning versus deep cleaning, your staff do not have time to worry about the set in soils of your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of St Clair Co for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your work space look its very best. Hire a professional commercial cleaning company for your business or apartment complex to help maintain your facility even better! Find out more about our general commercial cleaning and our specialty commercial cleaning by calling us @ 256-378-1319 where we are always here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Take Precautions

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of St Clair Co Franchise Professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in your businesses building, be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odors, which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the business building for mold growth and water damage problems.

Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage in your place of business, drywall, sub floors and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in your business. 

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (256) 378-1319!

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of St Clair County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of St Clair County can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Commercial Cleaning

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

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 St Clair County for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your work space look its very best.

Have Questions? Call Today – (256) 378-1319!

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of St Clair County offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

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

Commercial Mold Remediation

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

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 a SERVPRO of St Clair Co Franchise Professional, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today @ 256-378-1319!

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, they will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. They have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

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

Commercial!

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Have Questions? Call Today 256-378-1319!

Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on a SERVPRO Franchise Professional to get the job done right the first time. They’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. Learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Service.

Restoring Your Commercial Business

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage!

Flooding and water damage events in Talladega, Clay and Randolph County 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, clean water or black water sources, we make sure to work quickly to assess each situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. 

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

We regularly get emergency calls because of water events; leaking roofs, broken pipes, sprinkler systems, broken plumbing fixtures, and many more unique causes.  Clean water, grey water, black water… All require correct assessment and immediate attention to assure proper restoration and avoid further damage. 

We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. We have in-depth resources, certified staff, and we are available 24/7/365.  So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call 256-378-1319

Commercial Work

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Boxes upon boxes upon boxes. We never know how many boxes to expect when we have commercial jobs. But before we know it, we will have a warehouse full of them.  After all, when our customer has a water or fire event in his/her business, before we can start the clean up, we have to get everything else out of the way. This could mean moving couches or desks or even bookshelves full of collectibles; either way, smaller items have to be boxed up and stored away safely by our packing experts. If items have to be cleaned due to damage done to them in a water or fire event, commercial customer contents will have to be boxed initially on site, brought back to our warehouse, unboxed in order to be cleaned, and then boxed again once they have been detailed. Most days our warehouse is completely full of these boxes. Sometimes they stay stored in our warehouse for weeks and months if construction is necessary at the site of the damage after we do the initial mitigation work. We are grateful to help our customers in many ways. So let us do the heavy lifting and the packing for you. It's what we do!

Restoring Your Commercial Property

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage!

Flooding and water damage events in St Clair County 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, clean water or black water sources, we make sure to work quickly to assess each situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. 

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

We regularly get emergency calls because of water events; leaking roofs, broken pipes, sprinkler systems, broken plumbing fixtures, and many more unique causes.  Clean water, grey water, black water… All require correct assessment and immediate attention to assure proper restoration and avoid further damage. 

We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. We have in-depth resources, certified staff, and we are available 24/7/365.  So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call 256-378-1319

Spring Cleaning All Year Round

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Spring has come and gone but if anyone is like me they like to do spring cleaning even when it is not spring and we want you to keep your commercial business in good condition all year long! We want you to prevent mold, water leaks, and even fires! 


In the meantime, here are some helpful tips about Spring-Cleaning for your OFFICE:


-Divide your workspace into zones: Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions. You may require a workspace for your computer, a library area for your research, a storage area for supplies and a filing area for your archives. This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space.


-Keep only what you need at arm's length: Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go. Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. Supplies, paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you've establishes for them.


-Create a daily paper system: Consider creating hanging files or baskets labeled "to read," "to do," and "to file." Establish set days for each, so that you don't get behind or feel the overwhelming need to do everything at once.


-Sort your catch-all drawer: Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands. Go through the drawer every six weeks and clear out anything that is out of place or isn't being used.


-Eliminate digital clutter: Digital clutter can be just as stressful as physical clutter. Organize digital files and your email inbox just as you would paper files- with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders. Also, keep the icons on your desktop to a bare minimum, and trade in sticky notes on your monitor for calendar reminders.


-Disinfect regularly: Prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, food stains and fingerprints. Wipe down your desk, phone, keyboard and monitor once a week with disinfecting wipes. 

 

 

 

Why Choose SERVPRO

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

These are a few reasons why you should choose a professional like SERVPRO for your commercial restoration needs:

  • The process of fire and water restoration is very involved when it is performed properly.
  • With quick reaction time and the appropriate skill set, a technician can help to prevent further damage and repair that which has already been done
  • The process and equipment used during fire and water restoration will vary from case to case, since different materials require their own unique care
  • For fire damage, general cleaning is done to remove ash and soot from ceiling to floor
  • The quick remediation of the problem is important for more than repairs, it is also a health consideration
  • Choose a company for fire and water restoration with the appropriate licenses and proof that they have the proper insurance.
  • Whether the work to be done is in a commercial or residential location, technicians with experience and certification should perform the damage recovery.

 

SERVPRO Job Progress

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Do you ever wonder how SERVPRO keeps up with every customer’s job progress? SERVPRO of St Clair County has a pretty tried and true method to keep everyone up to date on the progress of every job. When a customer first calls in a loss, we at SERVPRO of St Clair County enter all of the pertinent information into a form called the FNOL or “First Notice of Loss.” This form is sent to everyone involved including our First Responders, Office staff so they can communicate with your insurance company, managers and ownership so they know the status of every job in progress. Every note, assessment, detail associated with that job from that point forward is attached to that initial FNOL so that it is at our fingertips if you ever have any questions or concerns.