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Restoring Your Office Building After A Flood

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Restoring Your Office Building and Getting You Back in Business 

Workplaces in Fayetteville need to remain clean, safe areas that employees can come to without worry about the impact their environment might have on their health. Flooding from storms or overflowed lakes can create a swamp-like environment very quickly inside your business. SERVPRO knows what your business needs to get back to normal.

When water damage occurs in a commercial space it poses unique challenges. Employees can sustain injuries from flood damage within your office building. Keeping them and your clients safe from harm is an important responsibility. We can help you restore safe conditions by eliminating damaged materials, waterlogged carpeting, wet conditions throughout your building, and the many pathogens that can make people ill.

Removing damaged materials such as wall dividers and other items eliminates a large portion of the water that can keep your building damp and ripe for mold growth. When we remove these materials, we remain highly aware of the risk of contamination from pathogens that persist in such wet substances. We are prepared with the correct PPE (personal protective equipment) significantly reduces the risk we experience.

The first step is to remove the water and dry out the space. After we cut and pull up your office's carpeting, we roll the pieces into small-sized bundles that we can then easily bag up for disposal. We do the same thing with the padding. No amount of restorative work can successfully restore carpeting to sufficient cleanliness, although we can occasionally clean and disinfect decorative rugs in much smaller sizes back to a safe condition.

Drying out your business goes a long way toward preventing extensive water damage, mold growth, and other problems in the future. We use different machines that draw moisture out of materials that retain floodwaters and help accelerate the process by increasing the temperature inside. Heat helps the air hold more moisture, which we then remove from the air with desiccant machines and dehumidifiers.

Cleaning all of the surfaces exposed to floodwaters helps eliminate the last traces of visible flood damage, keeping your employees safe. Odors can continue to affect the interior atmosphere, but we can also eliminate this problem through various means. Deodorizing agents applied in specific areas to thermal fogging techniques do more than mask odors – they actually eliminate the particles that cause the odors to exist at all.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville can restore your business quickly and efficiently so you and your employees can get back to normal routines sooner. We work in the Fayetteville, Hope Mills and areas in Cumberland County, helping business owners recover from flood damage that might otherwise cause their business to fail. Call SERVPRO at (910) 860-1163 so. We will respond quickly to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Restoring Commercial Property Presents Unique Challenges

4/28/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Fayetteville, we understand that every day you are not operational due to water, storm, or fire damage is a day you are losing business revenue. 

Flooding and water damage events at Fayetteville or Cumberland 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, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

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

About SERVPRO of Fayetteville

SERVPRO of Fayetteville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Call us 24/ 7, we are faster to any disaster!

Protecting Your Business by Reducing Fire Hazards

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

As a business owner, there will be many safety issues to consider regarding risks to your business, staff and visitors. You should spend a little extra time planning for and working toward reducing the risk of a fire. There are several steps you can take to protect your business which include focusing on fire risk assessment, fire prevention and staff education. 

First, you should look around your facility to assess the fire hazard risks. In some areas, the local government may provide a visit from a fire marshal who will help identify these risks and provide guidance on your fire prevention plan.

Make sure that you have the right fire protection equipment in place. This would include an automatic sprinkler system, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on each floor.

Last, but definitely not least, make provision for your employees’ safety. Make sure that everyone knows what to do in case of fire by creating a fire plan and reviewing it with your staff. Conduct fire drills at least once a year to keep the fire safety protocol fresh, and take time to review evacuation plans and where the first-aid kits are located.

Despite best efforts with fire prevention, the worst could always happen at your business. If a fire has damaged your business, SERVPRO of Fayetteville is available to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Category 3 Water Damage- Black Water

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

CAT 3 water damage

Have you heard of the term "Black Water"?

In the restoration industry there are three categories of water and as industry professionals it is our job to determine which category of water each damage has. The most severe category is Category 3 which is also commonly called CAT 3, Black Water or Dirty Water. Category 3 water (Black Water) is highly contaminated water that is potentially toxic to anyone inside the dwelling.

The water is considered category 3 (Black Water) if it meets any of the following criteria. Sources include sewage backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces or stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth. If Category 1 or Category 2 has been left untreated for more than three days, it is likely that it will develop into Category 3 (Black Water). If your damage is deemed as Category 3 (Black Water), it is likely that many pieces of your property will need to be replaced. Anything porous, such as furniture, carpeting and drywall is grossly contaminated. Category 3 water, although referred to as Black Water or Dirty Water is not always visually black or dirty. In fact, most times it is completely translucent.

If you are ever faced with damage to your home or business you must act fast, find your source and call the professionals at SERVPRO of Fayetteville. We will assess the damage and ensure that it is properly mitigated to ensure your safety.