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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)

Commercial  Mitigating Commercial Flood Damage in Roseville Garden Supply Shops 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)

Commercial Commercial Client Benefits 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)

Commercial Benefits for Commercial Clients 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)

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Businesses In Roseville 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 Commercial Water Damage Is Manageable In Citrus Heights 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