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The State-of-the-Art Equipment Necessary to Save a Silicone Roof
If you experience commercial damage, call SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth / Edgecliff Village!
Saving Facilities After Silicone Roof Water Damage
Water damage is the second most common type of insurance claim a business owner can make. Twenty percent of all filed claims are related to water damage of some kind, whether this is from an internal pipe malfunction or external storm damage. Without thorough mitigation and drying, this damage can challenge the structural integrity of your business as well as the safety of employees and customers.
Silicone Roofing Risks
While silicone roof coatings can help business owners with flat roofing save on electricity and other costs, there are some risks to consider when choosing to coat your roof:
- Abrasion and tear resistance. Compared to other coatings like modified bitumen, silicone roofing is not the most durable. It can get very slippery when wet, which can make it more prone to tears. Foot traffic dropped tools, and other activities can potentially damage the coating.
- Attracting dirt. Silicone roofing, which is often white, can get a visible coat of airborne dust and dirt over time, darkening roofing. Clean regularly to maximize the energy-reflective nature of the roof coating and save on HVAC costs.
- Recoating. While recoating may not be needed as often as it is for other roofing solutions, it is imperative to choose silicone compatible with your current coating.
Even if your business doesn't use silicone roofing, all roofs are subject to water damage under the right circumstances. Make sure your building is protected by keeping up with routine roof maintenance and knowing the lifespan of your roof. It may also be a good idea to regularly inspect your roof, ceilings and walls for signs of damage like discoloration, water spots, and missing shingles.
How SERVPRO Dries Your Facilities
Suppose you have a roof leak in your facility. In that case, SERVPRO can step in with years of expertise and the resources to efficiently complete the drying, cleanup and any reconstruction or construction needed.
SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth / Edgecliff Village uses centrifugal air movers and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers in tandem to pull moisture off of surfaces, replacing the moist air with warm and dry air. To dry a wet ceiling, technicians will open ceiling panels on either end of the affected area and position equipment so that air circulates straight up and through the space between your ceiling and roofing. This placement also helps warm, dry air circulate through the affected space for better results.
If your office needs commercial water damage mitigation, you can count on a certified SERVPRO team to handle the damages quickly and efficiently—no matter how large or small the disaster—so you can get back to business. Our professionals are dedicated to restoring your business and ensuring that cleanup is done to code. Call (682) 708-1004 today for rapid disaster mitigation.
Who Cleans Water-Damaged Senior Living Facilities?
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Dicey weather has caused many pipes to freeze, thaw, and burst, so SERVPRO of South Central Ft. Worth / Edgecliff Village gets numerous calls to perform common services this time of year.
If you own or manage a senior living facility or some other caretaking property, a leak and its results are plenty to deal with without other complicating factors that come with the caretaking sphere of business.
The building itself is likely one of the last items you may consider in the event of a catastrophic emergency at a senior living facility. While a flood could put an average business out of the office for weeks, a caretaking facility has more on its plate. Timely water mitigation is a necessity.
SERVPRO is well-known for professionalism and service. It is in our name! We work with our clients to ensure their safety and satisfaction with our work.
Our Past Experience with Senior Living Facilities
Our SERVPRO worked on a senior living facility where a pipe burst causing flooding in four different resident's rooms. We arrived within the hour and got to work moving residents and their uncontaminated items to dry rooms, extracting water, setting up equipment, cleaning resident's affected items, packing it safely for the move, and ensuring all steps to dry and restore the structure were done in a timely manner!
We know each moment counts, and we are proud to say we are Faster to any size disaster™ for that very reason.
About SERVPRO of South Central Ft. Worth / Edgecliff Village
We are a completely turn-key company. We even do rebuilds and renovations. Our certified technicians stay in contact with our customers every step of the way to make sure our customers have the best experience and clearest answers!
Call our certified technicians at SERVPRO of South Central Ft. Worth / Edgecliff Village: (682) 708-1004
The Importance of Fast Water Cleanup
For fast water cleanup at your commercial business, call a professional in the restoration industry like SERVPRO of South Central Ft. Worth / ECV.
How Fast Should Water Damage be Cleaned Up?
You depend on your business to keep money flowing in, and you rely on the building where location keeps business going. However, when a pipe or supply line springs a leak, it throws a kink in your week. The time it takes for you to arrange pipe burst cleanup can make the difference between a simple and fast water cleanup or extensive and expensive water damage.
The First Few Minutes
Water damage begins with a variety of events, including:
- Pipe break
- Supply line leak
- Toilet overflow
- Adverse weather
- Foundation crack
If all you need is pipe burst cleanup or supply line repair, the first few minutes of water cleanup are crucial. If possible, turn off the source of water as quickly as possible.
The First Few Hours
The longer water sits, the more potential havoc it wreaks. Once exposed to humidity, walls can start to disintegrate, and items made of pressed wood—which often includes cheap flooring—can swell and warp. Water from burst pipes and supply lines can also damage furniture and other supplies in your workplace.
The First Few Days
Damage that is not mitigated quickly will also become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria growth. Prolonged damage can interrupt your business’s daily operations, possibly harming your bottom line. To limit the extent of water damage to your business, call a professional in the restoration industry like SERVPRO of South Central Ft. Worth / Edgecliff Village. SERVPRO’s highly trained professionals are equipped with knowledge, experience and all tools capable to restore your business to its preloss condition. We know the disruption that results from supply line leaks, overflowing toilets, adverse weather, foundation cracks, pipe breaks and other catastrophes. By calling our emergency team, available 24 hours per day, you may be able to turn a potentially massive setback into an easy and fast fix. For additional information regarding commercial restoration, call us at (682) 708-1004.
How to Protect My Business from Utility Room Fire or Electrical Fire?
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A business is affected in a uniquely difficult way when the business suffers fire damage. The damage leads to loss, but it destroys the infrastructure for recovering that loss. For example, when a restaurant’s utility room or electrical system catches fire and burns a facility, the income the owners could have made to pay for that loss is uprooted, having a chilling effect on a commercial property.
This highlights the importance of buying the right insurance.
In an effort against fire loss, most buildings have measures to protect the property from utility room fire or electrical fire loss. A fire sprinkler system is one of the strategies that play an essential role in fire suppression.
A Sprinkler System’s Job
This system has sensors that detect a change in room temperature. If the temperature reaches a critical level, the alarm turns on, the valves open, and water jets are sprinkled in the rooms. The fire sprinkler system is the first line of defense against fire before the arrival of backup, like firefighters.
You’ll Need More Than a Sprinkler System
The fire sprinkler system alone may not curb utility room fire or electrical fire outbreak from spreading. If no secondary response team comes quickly to help the sprinkler system, the fire can easily consume the building. Calling 911 should be the first thing you do after exiting the building.
Did You Think About Water Damage?
After the fire, the reality of what transpired inside becomes clear. Apart from the fire damage, there is soot damage, water damage, and visible smoke damage. The fire hose pressure can destroy contents and walls, too.
This devastating scene can only be properly rectified by professionals who are familiar with commercial fire damage restoration.
Professionals Know What To Do
Hiring professionals for fire restoration gives peace of mind. Professional commercial fire damage services like SERVPRO® take a record of the items destroyed and remaining. SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth / Edgecliff Village repairs and cleans content that can be salvaged. They wrap and store those items and appropriately dispose of the rest. They also find out where data backups could be salvaged, such as the computer hard drives.
The soot damage, water damage, and smoke damage are some of the things that must be cleaned fastest to restore the interior. Soot damage is cleaned using a dry brush. Water is drained and vacuumed from the rooms. This drying prevents mold from growing. The smoke is pulled from upholstery and other areas that could have absorbed odor. After the main cleaning is done and our construction team has rebuilt any remaining damage, items that underwent repair are brought back.
SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth / Edgecliff Village is Here to Help® when you need us. When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back.
SERVPRO of South Central Ft. Worth / ECV Handles Large-Scale Commercial Loss
Give us a call: (682) 708-1004 for 24-hr emergency service. Our commercial large-scale loss team is here to return your business to preloss condition.
SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth/ Edgecliff Village specializes in turn-key commercial restoration and reconstruction. For 15+ years we have worked in the Ft. Worth community restoring local businesses
There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. We understand that every hour taken away from productivity equals lost revenue. That's why the franchise professionals at SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth / Edgecliff Village have your Fort Worth area business covered from the time of loss to job completion.
From schools to movie theaters, office complexes and hospitals, no job is too large for SERVPRO.
Flooding and water damage events at 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.
SERVPRO is mindful of legal and environmental concerns
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 South Central Fort Worth / ECV
We specialize 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.
Give us a call at (682) 708-1004 for 24-hour emergency service. Our commercial large-scale loss team is standing by to return your business to preloss condition.
Declutter Your Business for the New Year
Follow these tips and for a deep clean, call SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth/Edgecliff Village.
The turn of a new year inspires us to clean out the clutter. Homes, garage, and shed are usually purged of those old unneeded items as we make room for new things like outdoor equipment and begin pulling out the things we haven't used most of the past year. But what about your office? Often work is seen as something separate and can often become stagnant.
This new year, SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth/Edgecliff Village wants to remind you that having a clean and organized office space is just as important. Getting rid of those piles of old papers, creating a new system to stay organized, and removing the clutter can help make your business and workload more efficient and easier to handle.
Tips to Help Get You Started
1. Gather and redistribute
Gather up every item that isn't where it belongs and put it where it does.
2. Clear off your desk
Remove everything, clean it thoroughly, and put back only those essential items for daily use.
3. Organize your desktop
Now that you've streamlined your desktop, it's a good idea to organize it. Use desktop organizers or containers to organize the items on your desk. Use trays for papers, boxes for smaller items.
4. Organize your drawers
Put items used together in the same drawer space, stamps with envelopes, sticky pads with notepads, etc. Use drawer organizers for small items – paper clips, tacks, etc. Use a separate drawer for personal items.
Position the equipment and supplies that you use most within reach. Things that you rarely use can be stored or put away.
6. Sort mail
Don't just stick mail in a pile to be sorted or rifle through and take out the pieces you need right now and toss the junk before it begins to pile up. Sort it as soon as you get it – To act, To read, To file, To delegate or handoff.
7. Assign discard dates
You don't need to keep every piece of paper indefinitely. Mark on files or documents when they can be tossed or shredded.
Note: Legal or financial documents must be kept for a specified length of time. Make sure you know what those requirements are.
8. Filter your emails
Some emails are essential to read; others are just not that important. When you use the filter system to label different types of emails, you know their priority and reply first.
9. Consider going digital
How much of the paperwork that you have could be scanned and saved? You may be able to eliminate some of the files and folders you've used in the past by scanning and uploading them to your computer. Make sure you are doing regular back-ups.
10. Straighten your desk
Do a quick straighten at the end of the day, so you have a clean start the next day.
Now that you've decluttered and organized your space, you may notice the dirt and dust left behind where you've moved your desk from, or the path you take to talk to and from your office might look a bit dirtier than others. Let SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth/Edgecliff Village take it from here, cleaning the carpets and furniture in your office and business to make it all look fresh and new again.
Ceiling and wall cleaning should also be part of the cleaning maintenance of your home or business. If you're thinking about adding a fresh coat of paint to your office to help freshen it up after you've reorganized, you should also clean walls before painting so that the primer and paint can adhere properly. Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth/Edgecliff Village can help. Schedule your cleaning today by calling (682) 708-1004.
Fire Insurance and Your Small Business
If your commercial property experiences fire damage, contact SERVPRO today!
Fires can be devastating to small businesses in Fort Worth, TX. Not only do they cause extensive damage to equipment and property, but fires often disrupt daily operations, leading to heavy financial losses. Fortunately, fire insurance policies are available, offering many financial benefits.
- Coverage for physical damages
- Replacement or repair of office fixtures
- Protection against lost business income
- Compensation for costs of doing business in a temporary location
In some situations, this type of policy covers lost data, the interruption of digital operations, and other computer-related business dealings. Ask your insurance provider for specific information.
Identify and Reduce Risks
If you own the property or building where your business operates, you may work closely with your insurance company or a fire restoration professional to identify the most common risks and take steps to protect your premises. Even if you don't own the building, you can look for problem spots such as overloaded power strips and extension cords, stacks of flammable materials near heat sources, aging appliances, and indoor smoking areas. You may be eligible for fire insurance that covers your business contents.
Look Outside of Your Business Walls
Fires are generally unexpected and very destructive. In fact, many businesses did have appropriate preventative measures in place before suffering damage. Fires aren't always the result of something that occurs within the workplace. Sometimes, the emergency is caused by the activities of neighboring businesses, extreme weather, rioting, or vandalism. You may require coverage for the costs of smoke cleanup even if flames never reach your building.
Understand Your Coverage Needs
As you consider your business needs and discuss coverage options with your insurance provider, be realistic about your needs. Too many business owners purchase minimum coverage and then don't have the necessary funding for complete fire restoration services. Ask your insurance representative about replacement cost versus cash value terms and eligibility requirements. Make sure you have enough coverage to get you through the entire restoration process.
Small businesses may be particularly susceptible to damages, but the right fire insurance coverage offers important protection. Learn more today to make sure your business has the coverage it needs.
Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Texas Business
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Some of the Regular Water Damages SERVPRO Sees in Fort Worth Hotels
Water damage can happen anywhere in a hotel, but some areas and types of damage happen far more often than others. When problems go beyond simple cleanup and sanitation matters, your cleaning personnel or company may be ill-equipped to handle the consequences of significant water damage. SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village specializes in fast and complete hotel services, ensuring rooms stay clean, undamaged, and pleasant-smelling after the incident. If these common problems happen in your building, call us or use our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) system to get a crew of technicians to your location.
Overflowing Sinks and Bathtubs
One of the reasons SERVPRO is called into hotels when a guest causes a sink or bathtub to overflow. Determining when and why these problems happen can be difficult. At the same time, guests remain in their rooms, so it may not be uncommon to only find out about the matter days later or when water starts to leak elsewhere and cause further damages. SERVPRO inspectors create a detailed assessment of the situation to understand what specific problems might come from these scenarios and estimate our work times and costs.
Water Line Leaks and Breaks
With so many water lines running throughout the building, it may not be uncommon for them to leak or burst, especially when they are ancient. Be sure to call us as soon as you suspect that a water line may have been ruptured, as the speed of our response may be critical to prevent as much damage as possible. To avoid most water line problems in your hotel, make sure that pipes receive semi-regular maintenance and checkups.
If guests can open windows in your hotel rooms, they may sometimes forget to close them before a storm rolls through the area. Rain pouring through an open window can cause significant damage to the carpet and upholstery; however, the worst effects are preventable by calling SERVPRO.
SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village can handle both small, isolated incidents and large-scale disasters throughout an entire building. For the best outcomes, call quick after an incident!
Sprinkler Water Damage
SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village is here to help!
A fire in a commercial business or a property managed real estate complex can be devastating. Still, when you add in the additional damages from the sprinkler systems kicking on, the commercial damages are enormous. Businesses and apartment complexes cannot afford to close for a day; it affects many different individuals' lives. SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village offers 24/7 commercial damage services to get commercial businesses back on their feet in as little time as possible.
Using SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village commercial services is like a one-stop-shop. Our commercial services are an umbrella term that extends our normal services into a commercial setting. SERVPRO simultaneously treats fire and water damages. Our commercial services reduce the cost that businesses pay because they don't need to look for multiple companies. The other additional benefit to SERVPRO is we are a liaison insurance companies and clients.
Unfortunately, disasters are not preventable, but companies like SERVPRO are there to make it "Like it never even happened," with our residential and commercial services. For questions regarding SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village commercial services, call today!
The Importance of Timely Water Mitigation
For additional information regarding water mitigation, contact SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village.
You depend on your business to keep money flowing in, and you rely on the building where location keeps business going. However, when a pipe or supply line springs a leak, it can throw a kink into your week. The time it takes for you to arrange pipe burst cleanup can make the difference between a simple cleanup or extensive water damage.
The First Few Minutes
Water damage begins with a variety of events:
- Pipes breaking
- Supply line leaking
- Toilet overflowing
- Adverse weather flooding
- Foundation cracking
If all you need is pipe burst cleanup or supply line repair, the first few minutes of water cleanup are crucial. Turning off the source stops water from making the problem worse.
The First Few Hours
The longer water sits, the potential havoc it wreaks. Once exposed to humidity, walls can start to disintegrate, and items made of pressed wood can begin to swell and warp. Water from burst pipes and supply lines can still damage the furniture, floors, and supplies in your workplace. Call SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village today!
The First Few Days
Water damage that persists can interrupt your business, harming your property bottom line. It can become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria growth.
To limit the extent of water damage to your business, SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village needs to begin pipe burst cleanup as soon as possible. By acting quickly, you may be able to turn a potentially massive setback into an easy fix. For additional information regarding commercial restoration, call today!
Commercial Fire Damage
SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village is available 24/7! Call today!
Commercial fire damage repair is something you never think you'll need for your business, but the unfortunate reality is some companies will experience fire damage. Fires can occur by an electrical shortage from overloading an extension cord to a lightning strike. As the flames extinguish, you may begin to worry about what steps to take to resume business. The best advice is to have a plan.
The Damage Caused by a Fire
When you experience commercial fire damage, you may reflect on the mess left in the charred ruins of the property. However, the damage you need to contend with will go beyond the ashes. To repair the property, seek the help of a professional team like SERVPRO. Water extraction will occur after the firefighters' efforts. The smoke damage may cause a problem with the burnt materials from the fire. While a fire may be contained in one area of the building, smoke can fill most of the areas, and it can cause significant damage and odors. Our trained Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can resolve these issues. When smoke and water damage are dealt with appropriately, the structure will not show any aftereffects. "Like it never even happened."
A fire loss within your enterprise, whether a retail store, rental apartment building, professional office, or a warehouse, can cost you customer goodwill and loss of profitability. We can generate a corporate program called the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). This report will categorize all affected materials, furniture and equipment, stock, electronics, and documents. SERVPRO will suggest what's salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. The final decision rests with you and your insurance company as to how we proceed. SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village is a preferred commercial fire damage restoration company to more than 300 insurance companies, federal and municipal entities, and property management companies. We willingly coordinate efforts with your insurance adjuster to efficiently and economically restore your business in the best manner possible.
When to Make the Call
After dealing with commercial fire damage, you may ask yourself when you need to make the call to a professional for assistance. The time to contact SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village as soon as the fire is out. Our business is to get you back in business! Rely on us 24/7 for an immediate response.
Commercial Mold Removal
If you suspect mold in your commercial property, call SERVPRO today.
SERVPRO received a call from a local property owner to check on a restaurant he purchased to renovate. The renovation resulted in a large mold job for SERVPRO of South Central Fort Worth, Edgecliff Village. Upon entering this abandoned space, it became clear immediately this was a mold remediation job for the experts! So we went to work! With mold covering the walls, the bar area, baseboards, and crown molding, our crew had to suit up with PPE, including respirators and Tyvek suits, to ensure protection! Mold remediation is a very tedious job for a home, but it is even more so when it is a commercial property like a restaurant. A containment setup is needed to not contaminate unaffected areas. All items with mold exposure required proper disposal. An industrial hygienist arrived after SERVPRO finished the demo and cleanup to ensure the commercial property checked out.
Mold remediation in a commercial property is a tedious yet rewarding job, especially when we get to see a building brought back to life! Contact us today!