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How to Remove Smoke Odor From My Business After a Fire

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Building with open windows Let fresh air drive the intense smoke odor out of the building first.

Smoke can leave a horrible smell on your property even after it's been put out. No one will be comfortable with the offensive, choky smoke odor of burnt properties. Getting rid of the smoke odor is a challenging task. When fire smoke invades a property, the smoke particles are absorbed by different surfaces, which requires a lot of effort to remove the smoke odor. The cleaning process could be tedious and frustrating if you’re not an expert at it.

Below are steps on how to remove smoke odor from your business after a fire.

First, you need to open all doors and windows to allow for proper ventilation. Let fresh air drive the intense smoke odor out of the building first. You could support with fans and point them at strategic places close to doors and windows to drive out the smoke odor.

Remove all fabrics like furniture covers, carpets, furniture covers, curtains, duvets, blankets, and have them washed or dry cleaned.

Wash all surfaces such as cabinets, shelves, doors, and windows thoroughly with soap, disinfectant, and warm water.

Use baking soda to clean carpets and upholstery. Spray the baking soda on upholstery and let it stay for several hours to allow the soda to absorb the smoke odor before using a vacuum machine with a HEPA filter on the surface. Steam cleaning is a very effective method of smoke odor removal. However, it is a delicate method that, if not carefully done, could damage the material. Cleaning upholstery and carpets need to be done carefully to eradicate all smoke odor. You may consider getting a professional's help, like SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael.

Clean the HVAC system to get rid of invisible smoke particles from the ductwork. You may also need to repaint the wall.

The safest and fastest way to remove smoke odor from your business is to call the professionals to handle your business. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael are at your service any time your commercial space needs professional cleaning. Don’t hesitate to call us now to help you get that smoke odor out of your commercial space as quickly as possible.

Cleaning Experts | SERVPRO® of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

Office with white furniture SERVPRO® of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael adheres to a high standard in cleaning and sanitation for residential and commercial buildings.

SERVPRO® of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael adheres to a high standard in cleaning and sanitation for residential and commercial buildings. Running a business keeps you busy and you don't have the time to fuss with common wear and tear that can dirty up your commercial building, let alone with this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of the coronavirus, we are here to remind our customers that we do standard cleaning and also practiced the highest standard in cleaning as encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

It is encouraged to clean all high-touched surfaces like counters, tables, doors, light switches, appliances, phone equipment and more. There are not many materials that go untouched at a commercial office or building. This is not only important for current times, but it is important to keep work spaces clean regardless. It keeps employees safe and keeps morale up. 

As a reminder, other common places that should be cleaned and sanitized thoroughly and regularly.  

  • Kitchens
  • Cafes
  • Break Rooms
  • Schools
  • Classrooms
  • Retail Spaces
  • Offices
  • Water Fountains
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Sales Counters
  • Shelves and racks
  • Elevator cars
  • Stair Handrails
  • Doors
  • Playground equipment
  • Fitness equipment
  • Telephones and computers
  • And more

Not only does SERVPRO® of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael specialize in cleaning and sanitizing biological contaminants but we also do other major commercial cleaning projects as well. We don’t stop at just sanitation of workspaces. Our team does so much more, let it be removing odor problems, deep cleaning of floors, or more. 

SERVPRO® of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael Commercial Cleaning Services:

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

Contact our professional and experienced team for your cleaning needs. You can reach our office at 916-966-2601. 




Checklist for Commercial Fire Safety

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

Fire alarm on a wall Complete regular inspections of your building’s fire and smoke alarms.

Is your commercial building set up for safety if a fire occurs? It is up to business owners to make sure that their employees and customers are safe if a fire emergency occurs. It is imperative that not only employees and customers are safe, but that business equipment and data stays safe as well as the facility itself. 

The checklist below will assist you in making sure that your business is in 2020 NFPA compliance. 

  1. Fire and smoke alarms - complete regular inspections of your building’s fire and smoke alarms.
  2. Test fire extinguishers and suppression systems. Complete scheduled tests on all fire extinguishers and make sure they work properly and have the proper amount of pressure. Store fire extinguishers in well-marked easy to get to locations.
  3. First Aid Kits - ensure first aid kits are easy to find and accessible. Replace any supplies regularly.
  4. Emergency lighting - install lighting through the building in case you need pathways lit up for evacuation purposes if a fire occurs. Check lights to ensure they are in good working order regularly.
  5. Fire safety training - make sure employees understand how to use fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and first aid equipment. Ensure employees have a basic understanding of fire safety. Fire safety training reduces the likelihood of small fires growing and the risk of injury.
  6. Emergency evacuation planning - have an emergency evacuation plan and make sure employees understand the plan.
  7. Remind employees of REACT:
    • Remove from danger
    • Ensure doors and windows are closed
    • Activate a fire alarm
    • Call 911
    • Treat the emergency as dangerous 

There may be other requirements that are industry-specific so be sure to investigate those regarding your industry and location.

Improving Air Quality Inside Your Commercial Building

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

People sitting around a table with their laptops There are so many people in the office: dust, pollen, dirt, debris brought in from outdoors.

Air quality in the office can quickly take a downturn. There are so many people in the office: dust, pollen, dirt, debris brought in from outdoors. If staff is complaining about symptoms like headaches, respiratory problems, coughing or fevers while at the job it is important for you to do a quality check on air quality in the office.

There are many ways to improve air quality for staff. Following the following steps to improve air quality can lower the chance in having any huge concerns.

How to Improve Air Quality in the Workplace

  • Comply with office and building smoking policies
  • Keep air vents unblocked and open
  • Replace air filters often
  • Clean any spills right away
  • Use dehumidifiers and air conditioners
  • Keep humidity between 30-50% - to keep dust mites, mold, and other allergens under control
  • Add office plants and keep them well maintained
  • Use fresh air by opening windows if possible
  • Keep the office clean and sanitized
  • Take out garbage and rid office of spoiled food right away
  • Inspect and keep air ducts clean
  • Test air quality

Ventilation systems are often the issue with poor air quality at the office. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville and Carmichael can help with this. We routinely inspect heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units. Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment and help staff with better air quality.

Commercial HVAC System Maintenance

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

air conditioner unit After a storm have any air conditioner condensers checked.

Many businesses don’t think about their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) until they break. When an HVAC system breaks it can be costly. There is a lot of money to be saved if regular maintenance is taken care of at the facility. 

At least, once a year it is ideal to hire a professional to inspect your HVAC system. This should be done every spring and fall. Why spring and fall? You will need your HVAC system working optimally for the summer months and the winter months. Once inspected, if maintenance is needed, do not put it off.

How to prolong the life of your HVAC System: 

  1. Schedule two tune-ups every year – Routine maintenance is important. Your HVAC system needs to be inspected and cleaned every year. Twice a year, spring and fall are ideal. 
  2. Change filters regularly – Have filters checked quarterly. If the filters are found dirty, have them replaced.
  3. Check air conditioner condensers – After a storm have any air conditioner condensers checked. Condensers are strong and sturdy. However, after a hail or windstorm, condensers can easily become damaged. Keep condensers clear of leaves, and weeds.
  4. Upgrade the insulation – Have your facilities insulation checked. Your HVAC system will work longer if it runs less. The better insulated the building is the less you will need to use the heating or air conditioning.
  5. Ease the burden to your system – Come winter, open blinds and shades to let some heat in. This will allow the company to use less of the heater. As for summer months, invest in reflective shades that will block out the heat from the sun, allowing you to have the thermostat kick on only as needed to keep the building cool. 

SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael specializes in Air Duct and HVAC cleaning. Should you require an inspection or maintenance on your HVAC systems our professional staff will take care of you. Call us at 916-966-2601.

Does Your Commercial Building Have Mold Issues?

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

office building desks and work area SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville and Carmichael will handle your mold problems.

Catch potential mold issues to your commercial building right away. Mold can infest an area rapidly, 48 hours after a water leak is presented can even be too late. Not catching mold in its tracks right away can lead to costly expenses and can be time-consuming to get rid of. 

How do you know if your building possesses mold? 

Here are a few questions about mold to ask yourself: 

  1. Is there a history of moisture problems at the facility?
  2. Has anyone reported a musty or moldy odor?
  3. Has there been an onset of health effects reported?
  4. Does the facility get humid, often causing condensation, at least above 45%?
  5. Have any building materials or furnishings suffered water damage in the past?
  6. Has building materials or furnishings been wet for over 48 hours? 

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you should have a professional mitigation and restoration company test for mold. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville and Carmichael will handle your mold problems. We offer 24-hour emergency services; we are faster to any size disaster, our staff is highly trained mold remediation technicians, we possess specialized mold remediation equipment, and we are locally owned and operated.  

Contact our team at 916-966-2601. Our team will come quickly and inspect and assess the mold damage. Once the assessment is complete, our staff will contain the mold, so it does not spread, then filter the air properly. Our team will remove the mold and remove mold-infested materials. Once this is complete our team will clean contents and belongings at the site. After the mold is removed, our team can restore any materials and begin restoring the facility. We are just a call away. 

Planning Can Lessen Risks at Your Business | SERVPRO® of Citrus Heights/Roseville

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

preparedness and readiness sayings in bold lettering with red background Having a disaster plan in place is crucial for any business. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville is your full-service commercial restoration company.

Being wise about where you invest your time and resources is one of the most important parts of being a business owner. Though it might not seem like a high priority, planning for a natural disaster is one of the best time investments business owners can make.

The frequency of natural disasters continues to rise, and though certain areas are more susceptible than others, there is nowhere that is immune. Knowing what the risk factors are for disasters in your geographic area, formulating a plan and preparing for the aftermath are all ways to protect your business and ensure you can reopen quickly after the situation has passed.

Planning for a Disaster for Your Business

1. Double-Check Your Insurance
Not all insurance coverage is created the same, and there are many insurance policies that are not sufficient for the kind of severe damage that a natural disaster can cause. Many floods and other catastrophic events can leave business owners out of luck when it comes to gaining compensation for their damage, which is why it is important to understand what is included in your policy and where you may want to consider adding business coverage for certain damages.

2. Create Your Action Plan
Having a plan for what you will do the moment a natural disaster is set to strike is extremely important, as evacuation time is often limited. Be sure to take note of anything around the building that will need to be addressed before leaving to mitigate damage, and keep emergency supplies handy. It is also best to know the local evacuation routes and shelter locations as well.

3. Rehearse Drills and Prepare Staff
Not only does helping your staff prepare for a disaster make everyone feel more safe and comfortable in their work environment, but it also can help lessen your liability as a business owner. Communicate the natural disaster protocol with them and perform drills for workplace emergencies frequently so it is clear what everyone’s roles are in a dangerous scenario.

4. Choose a Restoration Company to Work With
When your business is damaged by a natural disaster, the most important thing to do is get your building restored so you can resume operations quickly and begin to recover from your losses. By researching and selecting a restoration company in advance, business owners can know exactly who to call when a disaster occurs and get the process started immediately.

If you need to pick a commercial restoration company that’s right for you, call us today! We can tell you all about what sets our process apart.

4 Crucial Ways Water Damage Can Impact Your Business

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Affecting Multiple Commercial Buildings Multiple commercial buildings affected by flooding

Water damage, for commercial properties, can pose many serious threats, indirectly or directly. It is essential to act fast in this situation, as numerous issues can arise when flood or water damage occurs at the worksite. Many businesses may never fully recover from the outcomes of a flood. Insurance will usually cover a bulk of the cost. However, some of these expenses cannot be reclaimed. Top it off; many lack the proper coverage in these instances.   

4 Effects of Water Damage to Commercial Buildings 

  1. Loss of Inventory and Assets

Flooding can cause considerable inventory and asset loss. Even if you are relatively safe from a natural disaster, the unexpected could happen, let it be a pipe burst, you name it. Restaurants may have to throw out unusable food. Retailers may have to toss destroyed goods that are no longer resalable. Equipment needed for service companies can be destroyed, causing production to come to a halt. These are just a few examples in which inventory loss can drastically affect the facility. 

  1. Business Closure 

In many cases, when water damage presents itself, a building can remain open. Setting up a temporary place to complete work may help keep operations open while the process of mitigation occurs. In some cases, the organization must close altogether. As an example, a restaurant or retailer may need to shut the doors for a while, drastically causing loss of revenue and customers shopping or dining elsewhere.  

Wages and bills still must be paid, with no cash flow coming in, this can cause complete closure if funds get depleted quickly. Many smaller establishments cannot survive a loss to this magnitude unless prepared. 

  1. Power and Data Loss

Loss of data and power will affect you a great deal. Electricity and phone lines are usually restored promptly. The chief concern here is computers, servers, and data. We rely heavily upon both to run our day to day operations. It is recommended to keep a backup source of power as a contingency plan until help arrives. It is a great idea to back up data on the cloud as well, do not rely on local copies of your data. If all your data is wiped clean, where do you go from there? 

  1. Long Term Effects

The time it takes to restore your building and to get your establishment back in shape can be a daunting task. Without the right tools or the efficiency of a qualified team, this can take a very long time and can exceed the expected cost budgeted for emergency occurrences.  

Potential issues with mold and mildew can occur and are dependent upon the length of time the moisture was present, equipment used, and the knowledge of the staff. Hiring untrained personal for your mitigation needs can result in high costs and can lead to the need to renovate if not treated on time or accurately.

Be Prepared

According to research, 50% of corporations close after a disaster. Of the ones that do survive, most of them had a preparedness plan ahead of time. Pre-planning is vital and can save you time and money. Not only can you save, but being prepared for these types of misfortunes speaks trust to your clients and employees in the event a catastrophe arises.  

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) is a perfect opportunity for you to prove your readiness, giving you peace of mind. Having an ERP in place allows your company timely mitigation and can help minimize how disasters can disturb your organization. 

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) provides: 

  • No cost assessment 
  • Concise documentation that contains critical details tailored to you 
  • Guide to get back into your building after a disaster
  • Identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin
  • Provides detailed information about your facilities such as shut-off valves, priority areas, priority contact information, and more 

How Can SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael Help

Our staff is fully trained, and they keep in mind any legal and environmental concerns the community may have. We strive to fully restore the destructed area while still working within your budget. We understand that every moment spent is one more moment of lost revenue and productivity for your company. We are here to take your call, and we will be there fast to help.

Have a plan and be Emergency READY Profile complete. Call 916-966-2601 to get your ERP Now! 

About SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael

SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael specializes in the clean-up and restoration of commercial and residential properties. Our staff is highly skilled and trained for your needs and is thoroughly knowledgeable and capable of restoring your property fast and efficiently.

In restoring your property, our team will be at the premises promptly and will work rapidly to assess the situation to isolate the area allowing you to continue working. 

Is Your Citrus Heights Business Prepared

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Be Prepared in Case of an Emergency

Up to 50% of businesses never reopen following a disaster. This usually happens because the amount of damage was too large and was too expensive to recover from. Your business should be prepared to minimize the damage to your business so that doors can open back for business.  

There are a few things you can do make sure your establishment is ready.

Continuity Plan

Business that do reopen after a disaster most had a preparedness plan. You must identify the components of your business that are essential for it to continue running. Prepare a plan with the appropriate staff as well. Your staff must know who and what should happen in the case of an emergency.

Prepare your Emergency Plan

Have a plan in place. Letting SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville prepare an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) will help minimize the damage by having a quick response to an emergency. Knowing what and when to do will ensure that the right steps are taken.  Something as simple as just knowing where the shutoff valves can save you from extensive water damage.

Review Your Insurance

Make sure you are familiar with your insurance. You need to know who to call when you need answers regarding your business. Understanding your policies will help you be able know what is not covered and reassess if your needs require more coverage.

Cyber Security

The physical damages to your property but also internal damage to important files and data. Be sure to have all your data backed up.

Commercial Restoration Expertise

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage disasters at Roseville commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville is specialized in dealing with small disasters or a large scale ones, 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. Safety is the most important thing for us, we make sure to reach safety levels as soon as possible so that your home or business are not disrupted.

We know that every minute spent is an minute 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.

Carbon Monoxide in Your Business: Silent Killer

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Carbon Monoxide is an invisible and odorless gas that is released when fuel sources do not burn completely. The sources of fuel can be oil, propane, gasoline, and even wood.  Even gas stovetops in your restaurant can be a source of CO if not used properly.  It can kill a person within minutes.

Carbon monoxide displaces the oxygen in the blood and deprives your vital organs of oxygen. Not having the proper detection system in place can put your employees at risk of death.

Below are some tips to prevent carbon monoxide leaks.

Read the manufacturers’ safety and operating guidelines of the equipment used.

Keep your fuel-burning appliances and engines properly ventilated.

Educate your employees on proper fuel use. Also educate them about the hazards and symptoms of CO exposure.

Do not use fuel-powered equipment indoors. Open doors and windows may not provide the adequate ventilation.

Check that batteries are working in detectors and change at least twice a year.

Your business should have CO detectors or alarm systems in place in the case of CO buildup. Have one of our experts at SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville perform an inspection to see how well your business holds up to CO detection standards.

Steps for Commercial Fire Restoration

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Each fire is different, and every commercial property requires its own specific approach, but the following is the general process we follow in a typical fire damage restoration situation:

Emergency response. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville offers 24/7 emergency response. You can call us any time and day. When you make your call to us, the restoration process begins. Our customer service representative will ask the right questions so that we can respond quickly and bring along the right resources and equipment. We want to be there as soon as possible to ensure no further damage occurs.

Inspection and assessment. We first ensure that the building is safe to enter. A building after a fire may look safe but it may be prone to collapse. We inspect the impacted area and adjoining rooms to find out the extent of the soot, smoke and other fire damage, then we can develop our plan of action.

Sealing the structure. Preventing further damage is essential, so we take immediate action to board up broken windows, shore up damaged walls and put tarps over damaged sections of the roof.

Water removal. When water damage is present, we immediately start water removal. Dehumidifiers and air movers are used to get all the water from your home and complete the drying process.

Surface soot and smoke removal. Using special equipment and time-tested techniques, we get rid of soot and smoke from the ceiling, all walls and other hard surfaces.

Cleaning and disinfecting. Restorable items require cleaning and sanitizing. A variety of cleaning products and techniques are used to accomplish this as appropriate. This process includes odor removal using foggers and industrial-strength air scrubbers.

Restoration. Getting things back to normal is the final step in the process. This can involve small repairs, drywall replacement, new carpet installation, painting and more. Major construction may sometimes also be required.

The Experience for Your Citrus Heights Business

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Trust SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville for 24-hour service response team for your commercial needs. We know time means so we understand every minute counts. We have created the 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines to make sure you can return to business as usual.

Within one hour from notice of loss, SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville will contact you to arrange for service. We are available every day and all day. Within four hours of loss notification, we will have our professionals on-site to start mitigation services. Water leaks can seep into flooring and carpet in a matter of hours, so it is essential to get to your business to minimize the amount of losses. This can only cause damage but also disrupt business. Within the eight hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated.

SERVPRO of Citrus Heights has over 35 years of experience in the restoration business. We are trusted leader in the industry that will have your business back in service.

“Ready for whatever happens.”

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is the best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster. ERP’s are designed as a quick reference of important building and contact information.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage

  • 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 little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects.
  • 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 SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and is close by.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. This saves time, so we can begin the work of mitigating and reconstructing the damage which can save you time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. Have 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.”

Is Your Roseville Business Prepared

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Up to 50% of businesses never reopen following a disaster. This usually happens because the amount of damage was too large and too expensive to recover from. Your business should be prepared to minimize the damage to your business so that doors can open back for business.  

There are a few things you can do make sure your establishment is ready.

Continuity Plan

Business that do reopen after a disaster most had a preparedness plan. You must identify the components of your business that are essential for it to continue running. Prepare a plan with the appropriate staff as well. Your staff must know who and what should happen in the case of an emergency.

Prepare your Emergency Plan

Have a plan in place. Letting SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville prepare an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) will help minimize the damage by having a quick response to an emergency. Knowing what and when to do will ensure that the right steps are taken.  Something as simple as just knowing where the shutoff valves can save you from extensive water damage.

Review Your Insurance

Make sure you are familiar with your insurance. You need to know who to call when you need answers regarding your business. Understanding your policies will help you be able know what is not covered and reassess if your needs require more coverage.

Cyber Security

The physical damages to your property but also internal damage to important files and data. Be sure to have all your data backed up.

Vandalism to Your Commercial Building

2/22/2018 (Permalink)

Vandalism is the intentional damage and defacement of property without the owner’s consent. It is unimaginable to think that someone would deliberately cause harm to your business or commercial business, but the reality is there are many people that do partake in this behavior.

If your property or business was a victim of vandalism be sure to report it immediately to your local police department. Vandalism usually begets more vandalism so be sure to contact the experts of SERVPRO Citrus Heights/Roseville to take care of the issue right away.

Buildings and properties that are unkept are a bigger target for vandalism. Be sure to keep your property tidy and well-lit. Even consider installing cameras to record perpetrators in the case of an incident.

Another way to deter uninvited people from entering your property is getting shrubs or fences.

Although it is inevitable to ensure vandalism doesn’t happen, these steps can help prevent it. If you should fall victim to vandalism, allow SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville to help you with our many services below.

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning

Mitigating Commercial Flood Damage in Roseville Garden Supply Shops

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO technicians mitigate flooding disasters, we make sure that the moisture level is reduced and that sanitary conditions are also restored.

When Your Commercial Property Suffers Flood Damage, SERVPRO Will Be There To Help


Flooding can affect even those businesses that sell products that are dependent on water to ensure many products are viable. Bulbs and seeds do not need to be soaked for them to begin sprouting. Increased moisture can become trapped inside packaging and trigger germination soon after flooding commences.

In Roseville, flood damage can happen from external sources, requiring that floodwater residue be removed and sanitation ensue after, or clean water can also be the source of water woes. In garden shops, however, fertilizers and other chemicals used in gardening can turn water from Category 1, which is relatively clean, to Category 3, which is considered to be contaminated with a high risk to people.

When SERVPRO technicians mitigate flooding disasters, we make sure that the moisture level is reduced and that sanitary conditions are also restored. To complete this, we remove standing water and work toward smaller levels of moisture-elimination as quickly as possible.

We would like to start at the humidity level, but this is impossible because moisture travels from wet areas to dry areas. Because equilibrium can never be achieved when there is a source of moisture, we must eliminate from largest to smallest – from standing water to puddles, then on to wet areas, and eventually from dampness to higher humidity.

Sanitizing everything includes cleaning every contaminated surface and also the air. The air must be cleaned, so that not only is breathing pleasant but also safe. Contaminants produce appalling odors for a reason - they are not safe to breathe in, especially on a regular or continuous basis. This is true for garden shops even when the water that created the disaster is from a pipe or other heavy water leak.

While there is no possible way to un-sprout bulbs or seeds, we can set these items aside so that you can reduce your loss as much as possible by selling them, or using them another way by donating them to a local non-profit. We may have IICRC certifications in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Damage Restoration (WRT), but we are also experienced in the disasters that can affect any business, and we can help you solve the problems that come with these disasters.


Locally Owned Company with National Resources


When your garden supply shop has experienced flooding that threatens to wash your business away, call us, SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville, at (916) 966-2601. Emergencies and disasters have no off-hours, so we never close, making us always available, even on holidays.

Commercial Client Benefits

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Office Space

Multi-family, Residential and Commercial Property Managers

 

If you work in the property management industry you understand the value of a quick response and fast turn around time when it comes to an emergency situation. A quick response time can mean a reduction in the size and scope of the damage, It can also mean the difference between having a chance at saving business critical documents and equipment for the clients that are most important to you.

 

Multi-family, residential and commercial properties throughout the region have seen better days. Despite proper maintenance, many 30 to 50 year old structures were in danger of slowly succumbing to the severe showers saturating Sacramento in early spring.

 

Carmichael experienced record setting rainfall, causing intermittent flooding throughout the area. Strong winds ravaged roofs, hurling twisted limbs and branches into gutters, which sagged under the weight of rainwater. Our crews were out mitigating various types of water damage, remediating and restoring apartment complexes, commercial offices, retail establishments, and government property.

 

Commercial Client Benefits

 

Choosing SERVPRO of Carmichael for your commercial damage mitigation accrues you benefits not limited to:

 

 

    • Working with you to tailor the solution to you, priding ourselves in accurate and straightforward communication.

 

    • 34 years of experience sets us apart from the competition, we are the leader in commercial damage mitigation.

 

    • Every large commercial loss is supervised by a local commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

 

    • The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

 

 

We are Faster to Any Disaster!

 

An extra wet winter meant SERVPRO of Carmichael answered the call for commercial property managers in the following areas:

 

 

    • Crosswoods

 

    • Greengate

 

    • Sunrise Oaks

 

    • Sierra Gardens

 

    • Hillcrest

 

    • Crest Haven

 

    • Sierra Vista

 

    • Lead Hill

 

 

Call us today!

 

Contact the Commercial Fire and Water damage experts at SERVPRO of Carmichael when you discover damage at your business. Call (916) 967-2500 to set up an appointment for an inspection and consultation.

Benefits for Commercial Clients

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

A broken water main resulting in partial foundation replacement.

Multi-family, Residential and Commercial Property Managers


If you work in the property management industry you understand the value of a quick response and fast turn around time when it comes to an emergency situation. A quick response time can mean a reduction in the size and scope of the damage, It can also mean the difference between having a chance at saving business critical documents and equipment for the clients that are most important to you.


Multi-family, residential and commercial properties throughout the region have seen better days. Despite proper maintenance, many 30 to 50 year old structures were in danger of slowly succumbing to the severe showers saturating Sacramento in early spring.


Citrus Heights and Roseville experienced record setting rainfall, causing intermittent flooding throughout the area. Strong winds ravaged roofs, hurling twisted limbs and branches into gutters, which sagged under the weight of rainwater. Our crews were out mitigating various types of water damage, remediating and restoring apartment complexes, commercial offices, retail establishments, and government property.


Commercial Client Benefits


Choosing SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville for your commercial damage mitigation accrues you benefits not limited to:



  • Working with you to tailor the solution to you, priding ourselves in accurate and straightforward communication.

  • 34 years of experience sets us apart from the competition, we are the leader in commercial damage mitigation.

  • Every large commercial loss is supervised by a local commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

  • The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.


We are Faster to Any Disaster!


An extra wet winter meant SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville answered the call for commercial property managers in the following areas:



  • Crosswoods

  • Greengate

  • Sunrise Oaks

  • Sierra Gardens

  • Hillcrest

  • Crest Haven

  • Sierra Vista

  • Lead Hill


Call us today!


Contact the Commercial Fire and Water damage experts at SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville when you discover damage at your business. Call (916) 966-2601 to set up an appointment for an inspection and consultation.

Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Businesses In Roseville

1/21/2017 (Permalink)

Protect Your Place of Business in Roseville with Fire Extinguishers

SERVPRO Works Hard to Get Your Business Reopened After a Fire

Fire engulfs an automotive supply shop, destroying inventory consisting of mainly shocks, struts, starters, alternators, and batteries. The fire ignited due to a chemical container failure affecting surrounding items.
 
You may think that fire damage like this put this Roseville shop out of business, but you'd be wrong. Replacing inventory is relatively easy, the hard decision here is locating a quality company to perform the services you need to restore the structure of your building. There are several unique challenges faced during different fire situations, and we have experience dealing with all of them. SERVPRO highly recommends to keep fire extinguishers handy and available throughout your establishment.
 
SERVPRO technicians overcome various cleaning challenges, daily. A burning building consists of several complex reactions between different elements. We learn that fire damage presents different cleaning and restoration situations that depend greatly on how these different elements interact during the progress of a fire. When dealing with the removal of smoke residues, we consider several factors.
 
Type - More porous surfaces allow particles and odors to penetrate further and are harder to clean. Non-porous surfaces such as those covered in enamel paint are easier to clean than a flat latex paint would be. While synthetic fibers attract more residue than natural fibers, synthetics are easier to clean.
 
Age - As time progresses, old paint, fabrics, and carpeting become more porous, and adhesion to surfaces become weaker, making old surfaces harder to clean.
 
Heat - Generally, hotter fires make surfaces expand, allowing residue and odors to penetrate more efficiently. While heat also chars materials or melts the finish on a surface, making refinishing required to restore the surface properly.
 
Moisture - The right conditions help residues set faster and permanently stain surfaces. Fire suppression systems and Firefighting efforts, along with damp weather and normal condensation on various surfaces combine with smoke residues, causing surfaces to become discolored.
 
Material - Different materials produce different kinds of residues. Synthetic materials such as plastics and rubber create a wet, smeary residue that stains surfaces. Wood and other natural materials leave behind a dry residue that is easier to clean.
 
Air Pressure - As the temperature of fire increases, air expands, creating pressure systems that force smoke and soot into cracks and crevices.
 
Impingement - During a fire, the surrounding air becomes hotter, causing increased movement. This fast moving air collides with surfaces throughout the structure, causing residues to collide with vertical surfaces, leaving behind more difficult stains.
 
With knowledge of these different factors that cause changes during a fire event, SERVPRO technicians work hard to deliver the services you need to restore your business to a quality pre-loss condition.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Citrus Heights - Roseville for assistance today. (916) 966-2601

Commercial Water Damage Is Manageable In Citrus Heights

11/19/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage can be devastating. Call SERVPRO quickly to get back to business!

SERVPRO Technicians are the Only Crew that you Need to Get Back to Business

You are all set, the building that you purchased for your new store front looks fantastic, and with a few final touches, you will be ready to move in on Tuesday. It is getting very exciting now; you are telling all of your friends and announcing everything to the media, or social media depending on the depth of your advertising budget. The phone rings and your stomach sinks and you get a feeling that something is wrong. On the other end, it is someone from your office, they tell you that the pressure test for your new suppression system that you had installed had a little mishap, your regular maintenance crew does not know what to do or how much damage was done in total.
 
Luckily our professionally trained commercial water damage technicians in Citrus Heights are only a phone call away. We can be at your office within four hours and get started right away inspecting and assess the damage to your property.
 
You make the call, and SERVPRO technicians arrive at your property and determine that the extent of harm is limited to a single sprinkler in an upstairs office. Even though the sprinkler was only on for a few seconds before your maintenance crew realized it was happening and turned it off to prevent further damage, the water still had a chance to drip into one of the new fancy changing rooms you had installed downstairs.
 
Our SERVPRO personnel goes right to work; we move all of the items found in the upstairs office to a safe location outside where they can dry and go to work removing any excess water. Next, we use specialized equipment and dehumidifiers to remove any remaining moisture hidden throughout the space. Including the moisture that slipped through the small seams that you cannot see that lead to the changing room below.
 
Now that we have the water under control and our SERVPRO technicians have begun the drying process, all secondary damage has stopped. Once it is all dry, we can repaint and repair any of the damaged areas. You will not need to call any other companies to perform the repairs; we have expertly trained staff that can do it all.
 
The entire restoration process that we implement to handle accidents like the ones described here only take a few days to fix, not weeks. We will have you back on track in no time and prevent further delays to the opening of your shop.
 
Our expertly trained staff at SERVPRO of Citrus Heights - Roseville is here when you need us. Put our training to the test anytime - (916) 966-2601