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3 Common Types of Commercial Damages
One of our crew chiefs extracts water from a commercial building that had a sump pump failure.
One of the most stressful moments in a business’ life is the moment it suffers from some kind of disaster. Not only does it put a strain on resources and operations, but it can also potentially force the business to close its doors. Because many businesses fail after a disaster, it’s important to identify the most common types of damage and be aware of how to prevent them.
Commercial Water Damage
Water damage tends to be one of the most common types of disasters a business can face. Still, it can be quite destructive. For one, it can lead to mold growth if it’s not immediately addressed, but it can also ruin equipment, documents, and more. Of course, depending on the severity and nature of the property, it can even temporarily halt operations.
Water damage can occur in a seemingly infinite number of ways, but here are some of the most common ways:
- Burst pipes/Pipe leaks
- Toilet overflows
- Rain intrusion
- Appliance leakage/Malfunction
Commercial Fire Damage
While commercial fires aren’t nearly as common as water damage incidents, they can be just as destructive, if not more. For example, you’ll have burnt contents, smoke damage, and most likely water damage. These damages can be expensive and time-consuming to clean up, which are two things a business prefers to avoid.
Similar to water damage, fire damages can occur in a multitude of ways:
- Unattended kitchen fires
- Electrical fires
- Heat sources close to flammable objects
- Smoking-related incidents
Commercial Mold Damage
While mold isn’t necessarily going to destroy your property, they can negatively impact productivity levels, cause long-term structural damage, and stir up some health issues. Because insurance coverage is generally minimal when it comes to mold, it’s best to treat or prevent it before it becomes a major issue.
Mold growth occurs as a result of excess moisture left alone for too long. Here are the most common causes we experience:
- Water damage that is left unaddressed
- Slow, hidden leaks
- High humidity levels
- Poor air circulation
Getting Help for Commercial Damage
No matter the type or the extent of the damage, you should be able to rely on your local disaster restoration company to get you back on your feet. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Burke County has well over 50 employees, hundreds of equipment units, and years of experience restoring commercial properties. So if you have damage at your business or other commercial property, call us today!
How Often Should You Clean Your Business’ Duct System?
A professional duct cleaning can improve your HVAC system's efficiency!
Our company provides professional duct cleanings in addition to our core disaster restoration services. Over the years, we have cleaned countless HVAC systems in both homes and businesses. During this time, we’ve been asked many questions about our service, but one in particular is asked quite frequently: how often should you clean your duct system?
How Often Should You Clean Your Business’ Duct System?
Depending on who you ask, there are several different answers to the above question. As members of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), we tend to side with the association’s official recommendation: every 3 to 5 years.
Over time, air ducts tend to get a buildup of dirt, dust, and other particles. This buildup can cause your system to become less efficient and recirculate particles throughout your business, which can lower employee productivity. We recommend every 3 to 5 years because this process is gradual.
However, some circumstances might warrant that you have your HVAC system cleaned even sooner than our recommendation. For example, if a fire were to break out, soot particles are likely to build up in the ducts, which can cause a lingering odor and slow production. Also, mold growth in or around the duct system can cause spores to recirculate and cause some health effects in employees. In either of those situations, a duct cleaning would likely be warranted.
Maintain Your Efficiency
A professional duct cleaning every 3 to 5 years can help your business’ HVAC maintain its efficiency and prevent potential productivity issues. If you need your duct system cleaned, our certified professionals are available!
Why SERVPRO of Burke County Should Handle Your Commercial Loss
We have served many businesses in our nearly 10 years in operation. Above, some of our team meet before being deployed on a large commercial loss!
Disasters often happen when we least expect them. As a commercial property owner, it’s important that you respond quickly so you can mitigate the overall impact. That’s why it’s important that you hire the best disaster restoration company near you. If you don’t know who to pick, here’s our case for why it should be us!
24/7 Emergency Services
Because disasters can happen whenever, wherever, it’s necessary that you have somebody who will respond at any time—even on major holidays. At SERVPRO of Burke County, we offer 24/7 emergency services, so when you call us at 2 a.m., we’re there for you!
Large Loss Franchise
One thing that separates our franchise from other restoration businesses in the area is that we are a Large Loss franchise. This is a title given to us by SERVPRO corporate, which indicates that we have the people, equipment, and the capacity to respond to large-scale disasters. No matter how extensive the damage, we’re there to make it “Like it never even happened."
Nearly 10 Years of Service
We have served the Catawba Valley region for nearly 10 years. During that time, we’ve worked with countless homes and commercial businesses to restore their properties after a disaster. Not only do we have the experience, but we also have the reputation to back it!
Here For You
Our team at SERVPRO of Burke County is strongly invested in this community. It’s why we support local nonprofits and serve on committees. So if you have a commercial property in the Morganton area, call us today at (828) 874-0966!
3 Common Types of Commercial Damages
We perform a variety of services for commercial businesses. In the above photo, we deployed our water mitigation team to assist a local hospital!
We work with commercial property owners on a regular basis to make it “Like it never even happened.” Fortunately, we have the skills, people, and the equipment to take care of any-sized disaster. From our experience, commercial properties commonly have one of these 3 types of damage.
- Commercial Fire Damage. Fires happen around the world every day. While they can be destructive to residential properties, commercial fires can destroy entire businesses, ruin jobs, and more. We encourage you to take fire prevention steps to mitigate your business’ risk.
- Commercial Flooding/Water Damage. Water damage is a common problem for homes and businesses alike, but on a commercial property, they can halt or delay operations, which can lead to a loss in revenue.
- Commercial Mold Growth. Unless you work in a place where sanitation is crucial for your operations, mold growth isn’t likely to halt your operations. However, mold can cause allergic reactions in your employees, which can lead to a loss of productivity. It can also cause structural damage if it is left untouched for too long.
SERVPRO of Burke County has worked with many businesses in its nearly 10 years of operations. In addition to cleaning and restoring the above damages, we also offer a wide range of other services to help you with any of your disaster needs. If your commercial property needs assistance, call SERVPRO of Burke County at (828) 874-0966!
How to Protect Your Business After Flooding
If your business floods, call your local SERVPRO franchise and begin extracting water!
Flooding can strike when we least expect it, often when we are least prepared. And if you have a business, you know that flooding can slow or halt your operations, especially if you’re not ready for it. So if flooding affects your business, do you know what to do?
- Consult your ERP. If your business has an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP), you should immediately consult it for important contact information and the location of emergency shutoffs. If you don’t have an ERP, you should consult your local SERVPRO franchise to get yours for free. Should disaster strike, your employees will have access to all of the relevant information they will need.
- Store all wet documents in a freezer until SERVPRO arrives. If you have wet documents, especially important ones such as patient or customer records, you need to act fast if you want to save them. Have somebody call your local SERVPRO franchise, so they can make preparations to ship your documents to SERVPRO corporate’s document drying chamber. In the meantime, store documents in a freezer so you can prevent further deterioration.
- Begin water extraction. Assuming the water source has been resolved, you should immediately begin extracting water from your building. Even though your local SERVPRO franchise will perform extraction services, the longer you wait, the more damage you are likely to have, such as from water wicking or mold growth.
Flooding can cause a lot of damage and destroy important assets. Your business is important to protect, and your local SERVPRO franchise understands that. If you happen to have flooding in the Morganton, NC area, call SERVPRO of Burke County at (828) 874-0966 to make it “Like it never even happened.”
4 Important Contacts Your Company Should Have on Speed Dial
When your business has an emergency, you shouldn't have to scramble for vital contact information. Save that information now!
In the event of a disaster, time can make a world of a difference. Whether it’s flooding or a fire, the faster you respond, the less damage your business will likely endure, and the faster your operations can resume. But oftentimes, the contact information for the people you need to call is locked away or lost in the disaster. So if you want to ensure that your business recovers as quickly as possible, make sure these contacts are stored in an easy-to-access location!
- Head Maintenance Worker. Your maintenance staff will know the structure of your building, which will be important for certain disasters because they will be able to take the necessary steps to mitigate the damage. For example, they will know where the water and electrical shut-off boxes are located.
- Building Owner. If you do not own your business’ building, you’ll want to contact the building owner. Sometimes, depending on the lease and the cause of the incident, this may fall on the building owner to cover.
- Insurance Agent. Your insurance agent is an important asset in the process of returning to normal operations. In addition to helping you start the recovery process, they are great resources for finding contractors and others to do the necessary work.
- Local Disaster Restoration Company. It’s important that the company that comes out to clean up your business is quick and professional. That’s why we recommend doing the research now while it’s not as urgent. You’ll want to call this company as soon as you get the chance once the property is safe to enter because they are important in preventing additional damage.
The last thing you want to do right after a disaster is to scramble for contact information. If you save the above information in easy-to-access places, you’ll be able to react quickly and mitigate the overall damage!
3 Ways an ERP Can Benefit Your Business
An Emergency Ready Plan will make sure you and your employees are ready to respond so your business can reopen as soon as possible.
According to FEMA, around 40 - 60% of small businesses never reopen their doors after facing a disaster. Even knowing that, most small businesses haven’t put in the time to create an emergency response plan so that they can minimize the impact of a disaster. SERVPRO will create a free Emergency Ready Profile for any business that wants one, but do you know how it can benefit your business?
- You’ll know where to find the utility shutoffs. Depending on the size and nature of a disaster, it might be imperative that somebody immediately shuts off the gas, water, and/or electricity. Even if you personally know where the shutoffs are located, if you aren’t around at the time of a disaster, the role would fall on an available employee. SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile marks all of the shutoff locations (and shows pictures), so your team can quickly do what’s needed.
- You’ll have an immediate plan of action. The longer your business is inactive, the less likely you’ll recover. With our Emergency Ready Profile, you’ll not only have a guide for you and your employees, but you’ll also have instant access to your local SERVPRO professionals. The faster we’re there to clean up the damage, the quicker you’re able to reopen your doors.
- You’ll have an incredible asset at no cost. In most cases, you would have to dedicate precious time and resources to create a quality emergency readiness plan, which is often a reason they’re never made. But SERVPRO’s franchises have the tools and skills to assemble an Emergency Ready Profile in a short amount of time. The only thing they need from you is a few minutes to go over some basic questions to get them started. If you’re wondering what the catch is, it’s just that if you ever do have a disaster, SERVPRO hopes you’ll call them for help!
If you’ve never thought about creating an emergency plan for your business, it’s time to start considering it. Because disaster rarely offers a warning, you don’t want to be caught off-guard when it strikes. Call SERVPRO of Burke County today and get your own personalized Emergency Ready Profile.
3 Businesses that Recovered from Disaster
Many businesses fail to reopen after a disaster, but with preparation and a positive attitude, your business has a strong chance of recovery.
Disaster comes in many forms, often when we least expect it. That’s why experts strongly encourage businesses to form a disaster readiness plan. In fact, according to FEMA, 40-60% of businesses that face disaster never reopen. Fortunately, planning and quick action can save you when you need it most. To underline the importance of emergency planning, we’re sharing three examples of businesses that successfully recovered from disaster.
NAPA Auto Parts – Westerly, RI; 2010
In 2010, a flooded river destroyed the basement and first floor of a local NAPA Auto Parts franchise in Westerly, Rhode Island. It took 3 days before they were even able to access the store, but instead of closing, they decided to move forward.
The owner, Jamie Silvestri, found a new location and relied on his retirement funds, an SBA loan, and friends and family for financial support. He also had support from his franchise’s corporate office. He was back in business within 12 days.
Takeaway: Don’t feel ashamed to rely on your support network when you are recovering from disaster!
National Hardware Flooring and Molding – Los Angeles, CA; 2015
(Source: Wood Floor Business)
In 2015, Omer Katzir received a call from his wife while he was visiting his dying mother in Israel; his wife told him that his wood flooring wholesale and supply warehouse was lost to a fire along with all of his inventory.
After touching base with his employees, he immediately called all of his customers and vendors and told them what had happened. Because he had such a great relationship with all of them, none of his customers canceled their orders and his vendors expedited their shipping.
When it came to insurance, Katzir was able to present all the necessary documents because he had organized and digitized his data every day. Pictures of the warehouse had been taken twice a year, all inventory had been tracked, and every receipt and invoice had been saved, which helped them give all the necessary information over to their insurance.
The warehouse reopens this year.
Takeaways: Keep an open dialogue with your employees, customers, and your vendors. Also, make sure to keep a consistent and digital log of all your documents.
Ember Industries, Inc. – San Marcos, Texas; 2015
(Source: PR Newswire)
In mid-2015, the flooded Blanco River destroyed about one-third of the inventory at Ember Industries, Inc., which builds, tests, and calibrates electronic devices and related things. President Rob Leonardis was forced to shut down his business, but his employees (even those who had lost their homes) immediately showed up and began cleaning the debris.
Leonardis encouraged his staff and helped them visualize an achievable goal. After 6 weeks and a $2 million SBA loan, they were back in business with almost all of the original staff.
Takeaways: Be your team’s cheerleader and encourage them to keep fighting. They need a strong leader to pull them back from disaster.
Preserving Your Business
It’s impossible to know when—or if—disaster will affect your business. But if you are prepared and have the ability to corral your team, your business has a chance of rising back from the ashes. If you don’t know where to start, consider consulting your local SERVPRO franchise and asking them about their Emergency READY Profile service. At no charge, they will create a customized document that covers all the critical information you and your employees need in the event of an emergency. Armed with this profile, you’ll be “Ready for whatever happens.”
Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Hildebran
After commercial water damage, SERPVRO understands the importance of not only reopening your doors, but having inventory for your customers as well.
SERVPRO’s Process to Save Inventory in a Print Shop After Water Damage
The primary source of water damage to Hildebran businesses is a plumbing issue like a split intake hose or a rusted out pipe connection. It normally results in a flooded floor which shuts down the facility until a restoration company can repair the leak and remove the water.
In most cases, the focus after commercial water damage in Hildebran is to preserve the building structure and contents. What SERVPRO usually does is remove standing water and then draw moisture out of carpets. If the disaster happened in a business like a print shop, our priority changes, as do our initial actions, to preserve completed work and in-stock paper inventory.
In this situation, we remove all paper to an unaffected area. It may not be possible depending on how much moisture the paper has already absorbed. If our crew members cannot remove the inventory, then our priority is to lower the humidity level and increase air circulation as quickly as possible. We can dry damp paper by starting both of these tasks within 24-48 hours after exposure.
We increase circulation with a combination of fans and air movers. The fans we set-up at an entrance and exit point to bring in dry air from outside the building while pulling the damp air from inside. To increase the efficiency of this process, we use the air movers to blow heated air across surfaces and the inventory to dry them. SERVPRO technicians carefully adjust the temperature of the air to heat the room quickly without causing the paper and cardstock to curl at the edges or otherwise react poorly to the increased warmth.
As the devices begin to work, we turn over the inventory to expose more surfaces and increase the amount of property we can recover. Preserving every sheet of paper, cardstock, or other item is unlikely, but we save most of it using this drying method.
For some businesses, simply reopening the doors is not enough. Print shops and other retail operations need to have a product ready to sell to customers. SERVPRO of Burke County has served our neighbors and fellow business owners for almost thirty years and is ready to help you today. Call us at (828) 874-0966 for more information or to schedule an inspection.
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Keeping Your Packaging Plant Functional In The Face Of Commercial Water Damage In Hildebran
When your business in Hildebran sustains commercial water damage, the problems might be diverse and multi-faceted.
Commercial Water Damage
Daily operations at your packaging plant need to proceed smoothly and consistently. Problems that affect any aspect of the line can impose significant and far-reaching negative consequences. Hildebran residents rely on the economic power that businesses like yours provide to our area. Your plant affects other locations, also, by providing the materials required by factories elsewhere.
When your business in Hildebran sustains commercial water damage, the problems might be diverse and multi-faceted. You need a team of professionals who can use their training and experience to mitigate the damage and help restore your business. After making everything “Like it never even happened” at your plant, you, your employees, and those you supply goods to can get everything back to normal again completely.
Our technicians do more than cleanup of water-damaged materials. We help prevent secondary water damage through attainment of normal dryness. The drying equipment we use helps minimize possible rust and corrosion within your facility, preventing future mishaps with machinery. When machinery contains rust, slowed lines become only one facet of the problem. Rust can dislodge and find its way into finished products. This contamination can destroy finished goods.
We can help your employees with the process of auditing goods by marking item classifications appropriately on an inventory sheet. This can assist you in determining which products you must resupply, as well as facilitate the claims process with your insurance company.
Using moisture-sensitive detection equipment, we locate sections of your plant that harbor moisture more readily. Treating places such as these with Concrobium, a highly efficient microbe-inhibiting agent, can protect them from mold and mildew growth. Assuming that only one source of water or moisture exists in a facility can backfire on our customers and us, so we also use the same technology to locate additional places. Then we again eliminate the water at its source. Sometimes, water at one location can make it easier for water at another spot in your facility to appear.
No matter how many locations that we find water in at your facility, SERVPRO of Burke County's experienced technicians work hard to eliminate them all. Water damage steadily spreads, reaching from one type of material to another. Stopping it and mitigating the damage can save your facility. Call us at (828) 874-0966 to protect your packaging plant and everything that it stands for as soon as you notice a problem.
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Receive Flood Damage Assistance For Your Valdese Area Business Today
Whether you face a single room flood or flooding on an entire floor of your building, we can help.
Flood Damage Assistance
People often dismiss flooding as an issue they need to face, simply because when you initially think about flooding, hurricanes, storms, or other such natural disasters come to mind. However, your hotel is just as susceptible to plumbing or maintenance issues that occur far more often and produce the same amount of damages.
As a hotel manager in Valdese, flood damage could never be farther from your mind. We understand that you have normal operations to worry about, guests coming and going, and employees to manage. Something this big getting in the way can throw everything out of balance, leaving you wondering what to do next. However, it is critical for you to understand how to address these problems immediately, without hesitation.
Having a relationship with SERVPRO provides you with access to IICRC certified technicians, industrial-grade equipment, and the resources necessary to tackle any size job. Whether you face a single room flood or flooding on an entire floor of your building, we can help. Our technicians work hard to produce excellent results, often exceeding any expectations you might have, we enjoy putting several years of experience to work for you.
SERVPRO’s expertly trained technicians are available 24/7, giving you the assistance you need as soon as you need it, ensuring that you have the time to avoid secondary damages that develop over time. Just remember to make the call to our office at the first signs of trouble, the overall results you receive get worse over time, making time a major factor in your restoration.
Never let your in-house maintenance attempt to perform these repairs themselves. Without the right equipment and experience, they can miss things that a more experienced eye can catch, leading to additional damages that you might have otherwise avoided. In most cases, SERVPRO can help keep operations running smoothly throughout the entire restoration process.
Contact SERVPRO of Burke County to receive the help you deserve; we can handle any flood damage incident that occurs on your property and provides you with any additional services necessary to return your hotel to a quality pre-damage condition for you and your guests to enjoy (828) 874-0966.
Valdese is a wonderful town, to learn more visit https://www.townofvaldese.com/.
Quality Tools To Assist With Restoring Your Business From Flood Damage In Drexel
Air moving equipment, with proper inlet and outlet screens and attachments, assist with the drying process through evaporation.
Is Your Drexel Business Recovering From Flood Damage? We Have Just The Right Tools to Assist!
Preparing your local grocery store for the possibility of flooding can only take you so far. When things finally start to happen that get out of your control, whether your business survives or not comes down to the quality equipment that your restoration company provides.
When faced with handling flood damage in your Drexel area business, learn more about the services and supplies available from the restoration company that you choose. A variety of special equipment and products make your restoration successful, while also enabling them to provide you with a higher level of service.
SERVPRO technicians understand how important it is during a flooding incident on your property to maintain safety and remove as much water as possible, in the fastest way possible. Therefore, we utilized a variety of equipment and products to assist with the process.
Detection devices help with identifying the location of the water source invading your business and help our technicians determine which of our drying methods are producing the best results. While deodorization equipment, such as pump sprayers and foggers help apply professional products to eliminate and treat odors developed during your event.
SERVPRO uses a variety of extraction equipment including hand-held and truck mounted extractors that help with the removal of standing water from your structure. Our extractors come armed with waste tanks ranging from 5 to 100-gallons, giving us the ability to handle any size event. We also utilize sump pumps in rare occasions when water more than 2-inches deep exists.
Air moving equipment, with proper inlet and outlet screens and attachments, assist with the drying process through evaporation. While dehumidification equipment helps remove water vapors from the surrounding air.
SERVPRO technicians train in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, masks, boots, and full protective clothing suits if necessary. As well as the utilization of the proper tools used to disengage carpeting and pad, separate seams, and reinstall as needed.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
Giving you a unique look at the tools that are at the disposal of our technicians when they answer your call to our office. SERVPRO of Burke County is available anytime, 24-7, to assist, call today. (828) 874-0966
Local Businesses in Connelly Springs Look for Quality Flood Restoration Services
Call SERVPRO if Your Connelly Springs Business is Under Water
Trust SERVPRO to Restore Your Flood Damaged Business
You work hard to create a quality environment that is enticing to your customers. When they enter your local coffee shop, you want them to feel comfortable. You provide them with the flavors and morning pickups that they need, while they enjoy the warm, inviting environment you have created for them.
Even though you may have taken all of the proper precautions to protect your Connelly Springs business from flood damage, your preparations could turn out to be inadequate. Flood waters entering your business have the ability to leave debris and mud behind, among other things that cause extensive damage to your property. These damages cause you to seek access to a company that provides you with that same comfortable feeling and a chance to recreate, or even improve the environment your customers enjoy so much.
Choosing SERVPRO as your flood damage restoration company provides you with access to expertly trained technicians, that have the expertise and equipment necessary to minimize the disruption of any services you provide to your customers while making the entire event, "Like it never even happened." In most cases, we have a high success rate in restoring many of your companies assets, including furniture and equipment that you would have considered lost otherwise.
We understand that every hour that your business is affected by a flooding event results in a loss of revenue and productivity. So, when it comes to responding to your needs during an emergency, we have emergency 24-hour service and access to highly-trained water damage restoration specialists to complete your repairs as quickly as possible.
It does not matter if you own a small local company or are the property manager of a high-rise residential building, SERVPRO has the resources to help return your property to a quality preloss condition after a flood, while also offering services for any fire, storm, or mold event that may strike. We have disaster recovery teams stationed throughout the state, giving us the ability to respond to disasters quickly.
Regardless of the size of event your business faces, SERVPRO would like the opportunity to provide you with the quality, efficient services you deserve. We can even give you professional cleaning and preventative maintenance to keep your property looking its best.
Do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Burke County for all of your quality cleaning and restoration needs. We are here to help. (828) 874-0966
Industrial Machines SERVPRO Uses for Commercial Water Removal In Bridgewater
SERVPRO Has the Pumps to Dry Out Your Business in Bridgewater
Water in Your Office? SERVPRO is Equipped to Help
Commercial flooding tends to be more serious than most residential floods, as businesses can encounter additional problems with water mains, pipes, and infrastructure. For some businesses, such as warehouses and industrial facilities, flooding can potentially be dangerous, and widespread. Commercial flooding often requires more heavy-duty cleanup strategies and machines, and, luckily, SERVPRO is always fully stocked and prepared for even the largest of cleanup operations.
Critical in any flood cleanup process is the removal of any excess water. We take commercial water removal in Bridgewater and other communities' businesses very seriously, as a poor job done can cause additional problems for the business and lead to greater damages. We have access to both portable and truck-mounted pumping systems, and in this way, we can drain water from a building quickly and without fuss. If the situation is especially dire, we may also bring in additional trucks and machinery to speed up the process.
We have access to an ample supply of air movers, heavy-duty industrial fans that can be precisely positioned so as to set up a strong air current in an indoor area. By deploying a larger numbers of these circulation enhancers, we can get air moving fast, picking up any remaining water droplets in the area. Multiple types of dehumidifiers are then chosen from chemical desiccant to trailer mounted refrigerated units, to capture the water out of the air and remove from the structure.
Once the water itself has been removed from a business, it's not going to be ready to resume normal operations immediately. Our crews will then begin the process of restorations, removing stains, odors, and damages caused by the flood. Again, industrial-grade machinery such as thermal foggers helps us to complete these tasks with maximum efficiency and speed, ideal in a commercial setting.
SERVPRO of Burke County helps business get back on their feet as fast as possible after a disaster. If your enterprise has taken on water and needs it removed and damage restored, call us 24/7 at (828) 874-0966.
Morganton Commercial Fire Damage
Commercial fire damage in Morganton is frequently one of the most devastating catastrophes for local businesses.
Types of Commercial Fire Damage?
Commercial fire damage in Morganton is frequently one of the most devastating catastrophes for local businesses. Old buildings not up to code, hazardous materials, and any of a great many unpredictable causes can ignite a blaze. Should safety measures fail you, and a fire starts in your business, you may find yourself unsure of what to do next. Don't worry too much, as just about every type of commercial fire damage can be repaired or replaced.
What you Can Lose
Commercial fires often involve the greatest losses of any fire. Merchandise, expensive equipment, data files, and other material valuables are often destroyed in fires. Additionally, significant revenue is lost while the building is closed for repairs, as customers can not come and go while repairs are underway. Hiring a professional repair team can help to speed things up and get customers coming in the door as soon as possible.
Charred and Burned Wood
Wooden buildings and materials are often some of the most heavily hit, and some of the most dangerous. Wood materials may be holding up other parts of the building, making reparations on them tricky. However, with a full trained team, just about any wooden fixture can be replaced given time and resources.
Ash and Soot Discoloration
Ash, soot, and char have a way of discoloring regions whether or not the flames actually touch them. These stains are visually unappealing, and may deter customers. However, they are relatively easy to clean up, often needing little more than a thorough scrubbing and possibly a new coat of paint. On larger structures and with greater affected regions, multiple individuals may need to be tasked with this cleanup.
Long after a fire has dissipated, smoke particles may remain embedded in the very structure of the building. Smoke has a very noticeable smell that is difficult to avoid, and should be thoroughly removed before returning to business. Note that smoke can not usually be scrubbed out, and often requires specialized tools and machines such as ozone machines, thermal foggers, and deodorizers to remove in full.
While putting out the fire is an important task, significant amounts of water are typically involved in the process. This can cause additional problems as water can seep into and cause damage to many different parts of a structure. Check for water damage near and around the location of the fire, and always check for mold growth.
A locally owned business, SERVPRO of Burke County is constantly at the ready to handle large-scale commercial repair and restoration projects when business owners need them the most. If you need help cleaning up a fire from pros who have dealt with dozens of commercial jobs before, give us a call at (828) 874-0966.
Preventing Commercial Water Damage in Morganton
SERVPRO Can Extract the Water and Dry Your Office for a Quick Return to Business
SERVPRO Provides Tips to Help Businesses Prevent Water Damage
The best way to fight water damage in Morganton is prevention. It is essential that property owners take the preventative measures needed to help save themselves time and money while preserving the lifespan of their property. Additionally, seeking help or advice from a professional commercial water damage company can prevent businesses from having to deal with property damage. Water damage professionals specialize in assisting clients with water damage control through prevention and mitigation. Whether a customer is in need of assistance with the elimination of mold growth or has questions about damage prevention, professionals can offer a variety of services that are helpful in maintaining a safe and dry work place.
Always Be on the Lookout for Leaks and Roof Disruptions
Clogged gutters, missing shingles and other sources of rooftop leaks can all lead to water damage. Once water has accessed the building, mold can begin to grow in easily overlooked places, which can lead to weakening the structure of the building. If you suspect a potential source of water damage, contact a specialist. Water damage mitigation and restoration experts can pinpoint the exact location of the problem area and prevent the problem from accelerating.
Prevent Moisture from Accumulating
You should monitor the humidity inside the building and always check water sources such as toilets, piping and draining systems. Unfinished basements or storage areas are also prone to water damage or excessive moisture accumulation, so it is essential that business managers keep an eye on these areas in case of flooding. Be on the lookout for leaky faucets, running toilets and clogged drains that may induce more severe damage to the building's structure if overlooked.
Let the Experts Handle It
As with many aspects of protecting your property value, it's a wise decision to seek help from a professional. You can find a Morganton commercial water damage specialist to assist with any water damage or mold issues. Specialists have all the materials and equipment needed to manage properly and eradicate the effects of water damage.
Morganton water damage experts from SERVPRO of Burke County know how important it is to avoid water damage. We're a leading commercial water damage resolution company that will respond to any issue. Whether it is a small water leak or a catastrophic flood, we're here to help. Not only does water damage cause structural issues, but it can also impose health risks if water damage goes untreated, creating bacterial and mold growth. Keep the reliable Morganton commercial water damage experts from SERVPRO of Burke County at the top of your list for your water-related questions and concerns. Contact us at 828-874-0966 for a consultation.