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Business Owners, You Can Avoid Being a Part of An Ugly Statistic
50% of business may never reopen after suffering a disaster, such as a water or fire damage. You can avoid being a part of that statistic!
If you are a business owner, the absolute, most important step you can take to ensuring your business is prepared for the unfortunate (and most often, unpredictable) event of fire, water, mold, and biohazard events from occurring is scheduling a time for your local SERVPRO of Clayton County pros in green to come out and offer our free, at-no-cost assessment of your facility.
During this visit, we are not there to show you every flaw of your building. Your time is valuable, and let's be honest, who wants to hear about everything structurally vulnerable to your building. Instead, we simply gather all of the pertinent information regarding your building, such as the locations of all of your main water shut-off valves, for instance. We also take the time to take photos of these valves with descriptions of where they are located in your building, as well as establish a proper chain-of-command of who your SERVPRO professionals should be communicating with when having work authorizations signed, and more.
Your property manager and team will receive a physical copy of this Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) as well as a free app for those approved in your building to access at any given time to ensure the proper response to any unfortunate event that has taken place at your building. A whopping 50% of business may never reopen after suffering a disaster, such as a water or fire damage. Alternatively, the businesses who took us up on establishing an ERP for their building are able to reopen quickly because of this preparation. We do the work for you in creating your ERP as a token of our appreciation for being your dependable, local team of disaster restoration professionals.
Give SERVPRO of Clayton County a call today to schedule your ERP! You will never regret it!
Why is Cleaning Your Air Ducts Important?
The average air duct system should be cleaned every 3 to 5 years.
There is nothing like the sense of accomplishment that comes with taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of your household, or clients in and out of your place of business. A great way to consider starting the journey in ensuring your home or place of business has a clean environment, consider having your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis. The average air duct system should be cleaned every 3 to 5 years, but if you are unsure, it is good practice to at least begin by having a visual inspection of your air ducts performed to ensure there are no large deposits of dust or mold. It is also important to make sure there are no must odors or visible mold growth.
A general overview of when you should consider having your air ducts cleaned is when there is visible mold growth inside hard surfaces, when there is evidence of vermin infestation (rodents, bugs, etc.), and the more obvious: when your ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris. It is also important to note that many sections of your HVAC may not be accessible for a DIY, visual inspection, so it is a good practice to schedule a service provider to show you any mold they feel exists in and around your heating and cooling system. If you want to take it a step further, grab a piece of household tape, lay it across an accessible surface in which your service provider says contains mold, and send off the sample to a microbiology laboratory so they can determine if it is indeed mold, or simply a substance that resembles mold.
Is your business ready to handle a water or fire disaster?
We will share some tips and no-cost emergency planning tools for business owners to follow in order to be prepared for disaster response and recovery. Preparing now will make a difference in how quickly you can overcome challenges and obstacles in reopening your business after an unplanned event.
Having an Emergency Readiness Plan in place is the key to an effective emergency response.
If you do not have a plan in place, we encourage you to look at SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile and Ready Plan Mobile App. This is a free facility assessment to create a comprehensive plan that included information about emergency contacts, phone numbers, email addresses, insurance information, where key shut-off valves are located, where keys are needed to access said areas, blueprints, pdfs, photos, etc. Having all that information in one place, having the possibility of sharing it with whoever is on-site, can be the difference in limiting property damage and loss.
SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we specialize in disaster restoration, cleanup and reconstruction services. Give us a call at 678-432-3003 today to learn more about our ERP plan.
Do you have a mold problem in your building?
Mold is a major headache for business owners in our area, especially in the summer months. This problem can cause major damage to drywall, insulation, wood, etc. It is important to inspect your property for any sign of water damage that can rapidly turn into a mold issue. When our technicians find signs of microbial growth, their initial focus is to stop the water source from affecting additional areas. The source could be from a leaking water heater, a busted pipe, a leaky roof, condensation, etc.
When you call SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts and Clayton Counties to help you get rid of mold around your commercial property, you know you are getting a qualified restoration company and trained mold damage specialists to tackle any size disaster.
If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts and Clayton Counties and let us help! 678-432-3003.
Make Sure You Are Keeping Your Commercial Air Ducts Clean!
If you are interested in getting your air ducts cleaned, give SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts, and Clayton Counties a call at 678-432-3003.
Many people or businesses tend to overlook certain aspects of their commercial buildings when they are going through their maintenance checklist. One thing that is often forgotten about is air duct cleaning, because cleaning an air duct system that is not showing any obvious problems can seem like an unnecessary expenditure of time and money. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) the rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your air ducts look dirty, they probably are.” While you do not need to clean you air ducts every year, it is not something that you do not want to forget to maintain. Below are some benefits to cleaning your air ducts:
- Improved indoor air quality
- Greater HVAC system efficiency
- Longer HVAC component lifespan
- Air duct cleaning conserves energy
- Air duct cleaning will save you money in the long run
Recently, a moving truck at an apartment complex in Atlanta disregarded the height signals and caused a major flood in the parking deck.
A commercial sprinkler system uses approximately 15 gallons of water per minute. If just 2 zones are affected for 10 minutes, more than 300 gallons of water have caused tremendous damage to your property. As with the example mentioned above, sprinkler systems go off for many reasons besides fire.
What should Property Managers and Engineers do if that happens in their building? The most important thing to do is to turn the water off. It is important to know the location of the water shut-off, that is why we recommend having an ERP for the building, where it shows the location of the water shut-off, electrical panels, alarm systems, etc. If there is extensive water damage, call an expert in dealing with water mitigation for commercial buildings. This will save the building owners and managers time, money, and headaches.
If you are dealing with a fire or water emergency, call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003. We have more than 20 years of experience in the restoration business to deal with any size disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Do you have a safety plan for your business?
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County can help you prepare before an emergency happens with an Emergency Ready Profile for your business.
Statistics show that 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster, such as water or fire damage. The businesses that are able to reopen quickly are because they were prepared and had some form of a plan in place.
SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile helps your business minimize interruptions to your operations and also minimize the effects of water or fire damage. To learn more about our ERP, you can visit http://ready.SERVPRO.com or call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003 today.
That’s why SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is synonymous with peace of mind.
Is Your Henry County Business Prepared To Deal With Water Damage?
Water and fire damage can hit your commercial property in Henry County at any time. These types of damages can really derail your plans for your business and force you to shut down indefinitely. Time is of the essence in these cases, and every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Sadly, not all restoration companies can handle a big disaster, some are too small, too inexperienced, or they do not have the necessary equipment.
That is why SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County can handle any of your restorations needs and offers 24-hour emergency services, 365 days a year.
Rest assured that when our managers and technicians show at your door, they are ready to start the remediation process right away. They have the necessary training, experience, and experience to manage any type of water or fire damage, no matter the size.
We have Water Damage Restoration Technician, Applied Structural Drying Technician, Odor Control Technician, Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician, and more to make your life easier and get your business to its preloss condition.
No job is too big or too small for us! Call us at 678-432-3003
Have you downloaded the Emergency Ready Profile App?
Did you know that as many as 50 percent of businesses are not able to reopen after a disaster? The ones that can open quickly are the ones that had a plan in place.
The ERP is a no-cost readiness plan designed to help property owners and managers recover from disaster faster, which leads to lower recovery costs. Make sure you’re ready and not ruined with our Emergency Ready Program. Download the free mobile app to keep your ERP data at your fingertips, ready when you need it. Go to SERVPRO.COM/READY or download the free app on Android Market or App Store.
You can call any of our SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County representatives today to set up an ERP walk-through! 678-432-3003.
We can assist you with any recommendations, help you take pictures, add additional details and share it with all the necessary people.
SERVPRO is Ready to Help Businesses After a Storm
When deciding who to call for storm cleanup, calling a knowledgeable company makes a huge difference. There are many hidden issues that might go unnoticed until they create a big moisture or mold issue.
Different structures present unique drying processes and issues, that is why our Production Managers and Water Technicians will implement a specific plan to dry different areas of the building. They will place different equipment to speed up the drying time following the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) guidelines.
Monitoring moisture levels throughout the job (using state-of-the-art technology) will show if the drying plan is progressing accordingly, and our technicians would be able to make adjustments and repossession equipment to get better results.
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County has the necessary training and equipment to help your business reopen as quickly as possible.
If you need help with storm damage and cleanup, call us at 678-432-3003.
The Importance of HVAC maintenance
It is very important to maintain your building’s HVAC system. Usually when these units malfunction, they create a lot of unwanted headaches for owners and tenants.
Regular maintenance will prevent costly repairs, save you money on the electricity bill, and improve the air quality of the building.
Ask the HVAC inspector to check for rusted drain pans, broken condensate pumps cracked heat exchangers (ask the HVAC company in advance to see if this test is included). If you need to replace a unit, look for the Energy Star label, to help the environment by lowering greenhouse gas emissions and meet energy efficiency guidelines.
SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County specializes in water cleanup, water mitigation, and reconstruction. If you experienced water damage due to a faulty HVAC system, please give us a call at 678-432-3003.
Have you heard about our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned services?
Call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond your regular janitorial cleaning. We go above and beyond and perform a proactive viral pathogen cleaning.
We follow the three Cs: Consult, Clean, and Certify
One of our managers will contact you to assess your cleaning needs, depending on the type of industry, business type and size, foot traffic, amount of high frequency touchpoint surfaces, etc.
Our highly trained biohazard cleaning specialists will begin the cleaning process, always adhering to the latest CDC standards and guidelines. We will use EPA-approved products, including our own SERVPROXIDE (a hospital-grade disinfectant).
Should your employees and customers that you have taken all the necessary steps to keep them safe. We will give you a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned window decal and tabletop to place on high-trafficked areas.
If you want to learn more about our services, call us at 678-432-3003.
Have you heard about our new Cleaning Program?
Call us at 678-432-3003 for a free quote
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a new defensive pathogen cleaning program that does a lot more than regular janitorial cleaning services.
You can trust the crew at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to provide a higher standard of service to your commercial and residential properties.
We can tailor a plan that fits your needs, such a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly cleaning visits. Our crews use a proprietary EPA approved cleaning solution to fog and disinfect high-touch points, always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination protocols set by the CDC.
We will also provide a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield you can put on your front window, tabletop signs and other digital emblems to show your employees and customers that you take their health and safety seriously.
Call us at 678-432-3003 for a free quote or get more information here.
There is No Job We Can't Handle
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County specializes in water, fire, storm, and mold remediation for commercial and residential properties. No job is too big or too small for us! We can handle any of your restorations needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We have a fully equipped 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse and highly trained technicians that can respond to any size disaster. We are here to assist you with any damages that might arise, and we will not quit until it looks “Like it never even happened.”
Clients for the commercial large loss program include:
- Universities and schools
- Property management facilities
- Hospitality industry
- Medical Facilities
Contact SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003 or send us a message here.
Water Damage Restoration for Daycare Facilities
It is important for Daycare centers to have a plan in place in case of a fire or water emergency.
At SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we know that the most important thing is the children and staff’s safety. We work closely with management to ensure that daily operations can resume quickly and keep disruptions to a minimum. Our office staff will work directly with your insurance provider if you choose to file a claim.
We can also help you set up a READY Profile for your daycare. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water damage can affect your business.
If you are dealing with a fire or water emergency at an assisted living facility, call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003. We have more than 20 years of experience in the restoration business to deal with any size disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
After a commercial water emergency… call the team in green to help you
Call us 24/7 at 678-432-3003
Storm and water damage events in commercial properties can wreak havoc for business owners and property managers. Commercial water remediation jobs are complex, that is why you need to hire a company with the experience as knowledge necessary to tackle those kinds of jobs.
At SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we are ready to handle any size disaster, from a small water clean up to a large-scale event. We know that for businesses every hour that the business is closed, it translates to an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Depending on how extensive the damage is, normal operations can resume quickly while our team works to restore the property to its preloss condition.
About SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties, and SERVPRO of Clayton County
SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County specialize in the cleanup and restoration of commercial properties after a water damage event. Our crew and staff are highly trained in property damage restoration. If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is here to help! Call us 24/7 at 678-432-3003.
The Aftermath of a Commercial Loss
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The aftermath of a water or fire damage can be a traumatic experience for business owners, specially if they are forced to shut down for an undetermined length of time, depending on the extent of the damage. At SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, our number one priority is returning the structure to its preloss condition as quickly as possible.
Unplanned interruptions can be devastating for businesses, that is why Property Managers and business owners need to hire professionals with years of experience to handle commercial losses. When you call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, you know your call will be answered by highly trained technicians and managers to help you with the recovery process. Our professionals will ensure the safety of your employees and tenants and they will work restlessly to minimize the interruption of the business’ daily operations.
We have more than 30 years of experience doing water mitigation jobs for multi-level commercial buildings, multi-tenant facilities, shopping malls, apartment complexes, hotels, senior centers, daycares, and warehouses.
SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County are here to guide Property Managers and owners and help every step of the way and make it “Like it never even happened.”
Contact us here or call 678-432-3003
Fire and Water Damage Restoration for Assisted Living Facilities in Henry, Spalding and Clayton Counties
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There are so many things that can cause a fire or water damage at an assisted living facility (an overflowing toilet, an unattended pan left on the stove, the sprinkler system damaging several units on multiple floors, etc.) and can disrupt the daily schedule of its residents.
Our technicians received extensive training and know that the most important thing is the residents’ safety. They know how to position our equipment so they would not be in the way of guests. They will work with the facility’s staff to keep disruptions to a minimum, so residents can continue with their regular schedules and your facility can resume with daily operations as usual. Our office staff will work directly with your insurance provider if you choose to file a claim.
If you are dealing with a fire or water emergency at an assisted living facility, call SERVPRO of of Henry & Spalding Counties/SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003. We have the knowledge, experience, and the right equipment to deal with any size disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Commercial Fire Safety
Call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003
Experiencing a fire could be devastating for any business owner.
Even if the fire department was able contain the flames relatively quickly, and the damage is not spread to the rest of the building, water damage caused by firefighting efforts could be extensive. Each minute you spend restoring your business to its pre-fire condition, is a minute of lost revenue and productivity.
Fire injuries account for 3% of workplace injuries in the U.S. each year. It is a good idea to have certain policies and best practices in place so that you and your employees know how to react in case of a fire. Remember that preparation is the key to minimizing injuries in the workplace.
Check with your local fire department and inquire about the fire code for Henry and Spalding Counties. Install a sprinkler system in your building. Have multi-purpose fire extinguishers throughout your property and have a training session so that your employees know how to handle different types of fires.
Have an evacuation plan, and make sure your employees know about it. You should post it in break rooms, exit doors, elevators, etc. Practice fire drills as often as necessary (these drills can be announced or unannounced).
If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003.
We Offer Post-Construction Cleanup for your Henry County Business
After any construction project, no matter how big or small it was, there is always a lot of debris left behind.
There could be trash, dirt, grime and construction waste lying around that would need to be cleaned up before you get your business up and running.
You need to call a trusted company like SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties to help you with your commercial post-construction cleanup needs. Our professional cleaning crew will be thorough and provide an excellent service. We have the specialized training and products to clean air ducts, HVAC systems, carpet and upholstery, drapes and blinds, ceiling, walls, and hard floors.
Our staff will work with project managers and tenants if a more flexible (or afterhours) schedule is needed to get the job done quickly and effectively. Call us today to schedule your post-construction cleanup- 678-432-3003.
What happens to your inventory and documents after water damage
Businesses must be ready to deal with inventory and document loss after a water damage or natural disaster. Our water damage technicians will act fast and get to the job ready to help. They will walk property managers and building owners through every step of the water mitigation process, dry the structure and its contents, and see what inventory is salvageable.
Every single one of our trucks is fully equipped so that our technicians can start the drying process as soon as they get to the job site. We offer a variety of services for contents, from onsite containment to pack outs.
Our Document Restoration services include Vaccum Freeze Drying, Gamma Irradiation, Digitization, Certified Destruction/Incineration, Cleaning and Deodorizing Documents. All members of the Document Restoration team at our corporate office are HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Master Certified.
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays). Call 678-432-3003.
Here are some tips you can implement to keep your property and employees safe in case of a fire emergency
Do you know what are the fire safety rules and regulations for your building in Henry County?
If you are not sure of the safety requirements, call your local government office and inquire about their fire safety handbook. If they don’t have a handbook, ask if a fire marshal can inspect your business and let you know of any issues you might have overlooked.
Make sure fire extinguishers are in working order, and that employees are properly trained on how to use them. A refresher training shall be provided at least once a year. Invest in an automatic sprinkler system. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor.
Have an evacuation plan in case of an emergency, and let your employees know of what and where they need to go. Make sure all the exit signs and emergency lights are inspected and are in working order and that all the exit doors/access will not be blocked.
Do you have an Emergency Plan in place for your business? Call us today and we can help
Property Managers and business owners know that things can happen without much warning, it could be burglars breaking and entering in the middle of the night, a fire during a holiday, a burst pipe while you were on vacation, etc.
Some businesses never recover following a disaster. Those businesses that survive had some sort of plan in place. SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties’ Emergency READY Profile (or ERP) is a tool you will always have in the palm of your hand...an App on your phone. By completing the ERP, you will have access to the property details, property location, building access, blueprints of the building, utilities information, emergency contacts, photos of the shut off locations, etc.
To learn more about SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile you can visit ready.SERVPRO.com or call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003.
How To Restore Your Business in Henry County After A Water Damage Event
Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today- 678-432-3003.
Dealing with a commercial water damage emergency presents unique challenges for businesses. Property Managers and business owners need to rely on a trusted restoration company to help them after a water damage event. SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties has the knowledge, experience and trained professionals to deal with any commercial job and save the business time and money.
We help business owners with small cleanups or major water loss jobs. We understand that every minute your business is closed is a minute of lost revenue, that is why we work fast to make it “Like it never even happened” and normal operations can resume as soon as possible.
We offer water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold remediation, emergency board-ups, etc. If you have any questions, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today to learn more about our services- 678-432-3003.
Pre-Planning for inclement weather
Why Pre-Planning is the key to keep your business running during inclement weather
- Talk to your security team and have pre assigned Evacuation Leaders/Alternate Evacuation Leaders. Make sure they know what to do and where to go in case of an emergency. Talk to them about different evacuation plans, mandatory evacuations, etc.
- Make sure your tenants know where they should go within the building in case of an emergency.
- Invest in a Weather Radio. You can purchase one for as little as $25.00 online
- Have a comprehensive Emergency Plan in place. If you don’t have one already and would like to create one, call us today to set up a meeting to talk about our complimentary ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) App. You can quickly access all your emergency contacts through any device or online.
Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today at 678-432-3003
Don’t let a water loss turn into a contaminated loss
Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 678-432-3003
During the summer, if your business experiences a water loss where the power is shut off, the high temperatures and high humidity can cause microbes to grow much faster than one would think possible. We don’t like to think about it, but microbes are everywhere, and they can grow everywhere in your facility (wood, paper, drywall, insulation, carpet, etc.) These microbes become airborne and spread to other clean areas and create cross-contamination.
They key is to act fast to prevent a water loss job to grow into a contaminated loss. If it is possible, and safe to do so, start extracting the water and get power restored as soon as possible. Decrease the temperature and moisture in the building. If possible try to keep humidity below 60 percent.
You need a company that is qualified to avoid microbe growth. Here at SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties, we are focused on reducing business interruption, reducing claims cost and minimizing callbacks. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate the problem quickly and safely.
Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 678-432-3003
Commercial fire or water damage in Henry and Spalding counties
If you need help, call us today at 678-432-3003
There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business, and we know how important it is for Property Managers, building owners, and tenants to get the issue fixed as soon as possible and limit disruption to their business or organization.
Whether it's fire, water or mold damage, we are Here To Help® 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You will talk to a local person, not a call center thousands of miles away. We are proud of the work our highly trained professionals do. What is the SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties difference? We have an in-house training specialist with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Our IICRC WRT certified project managers, crew chiefs, and technicians get weekly training sessions to provide quality control and to ensure continual communication with the parties involved. We provide verbal and written communication daily with job process updates, and upon completing a job we offer a digital “Wrap-Up” with details of what was done on the job (First Notice of Loss, email communications, pictures, sketches, reports, etc.)
If your business suffers a major loss, call us today at 678-432-3003.
Commercial Water Damage
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Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties offer fast and reliable, 24 hour emergency services, 365 days a year. Our trained professionals have the experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, they will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.
If any of your commercial properties recently had any water damage or flooding, call us today at 678-432-3003 so we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
Fire Prevention Tips for your business
If you need our help, call us today at 678-432-3003
Fire prevention is key. Here are some tips to help your business reduce the chances of smoke and fire damage.
- Call the Henry County or Spalding County government office and see if they offer a handbook about fire safety. You can also ask and see if a fire marshal can come and visit your business to spot any hidden dangers
- If possible, have an automatic sprinkler system in place
- Make sure your business has smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor
- Make sure fire extinguishers are in working order
- Have an evacuation plan and make sure your employees know it
- If possible, conduct a fire drill every year (who will call 911, which exits to use, where the different meeting points are, where the first aid kits are located, etc.)
- Make sure all extension cords are off the floor, and not being crushed by any other equipment or furniture.
- Remove clutter around exit points.
How to Deal with Commercial Water Damage
Give SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties a call at 678-432-3003.
Water damage can strike your commercial property in Henry & Spalding Counties when you are least expecting it. Water damage can happen in a variety of ways including a broken or leaking water line or even a weather related event.
If your property ever experiences water damage here are some tips on how to deal with the damage safely and efficiently.
- Turn off the electricity.
- Do NOT use home vacuums to attempt to remove water in order to avoid the risk of electric shock.
- Wash your hands after coming into contact with damaged items.
Steps to take before professionals arrive:
- Attempt to stop the water at its source.
- Mop up excess water from floors.
- Take out wet cushions from chairs or other furniture.
- Move art and other decorations to a dry area to prevent them being damaged.
- Take a deep breath, because the professionals at SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties are on the way to help you deal with the damage!
Fire Prevention Tips for the Workplace
In the event of a fire call us at 678-432-3003
We all know how quickly we can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the work place and forget to stop and consider the important things we need to be consistently doing in order to keep the work place as safe as possible. Here are a couple fire prevention tips to keep in mind even while we are busy at work…
- Keep your work area free of waste paper, trash, and other items that can easily catch fire.
- Turn off electrical appliances at the end of each day.
- Do NOT overload your circuits.
- Periodically check your electrical cords, and replace any damaged cords immediately.
By following these tips you can greatly reduce the chances of an office fire, but in the event of a fire you should have an evacuation plan posted all around the building. Once everyone is safely removed from the building and the fire has been put out then you can call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties to help mitigate the damages and make your building feel “Like it never even happened.”
Tips for Preparing Your Business for Winter Weather
Much of Georgia is under a winter weather advisory with freezing rain and ice accumulation expected.
Here are a few tips your business should consider right now to prepare for inclement weather
- Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain and ice can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
- Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
- Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
- Ask SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties Professionals about starting a Disaster Recovery Plan for your business.
Restoring Your Local Business After A Water Damage Event
Ready for whatever happens!
Flooding and water damage events in Henry 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.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
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 Henry County
SERVPRO of Henry County 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.
No Job We Can't Handle
Give SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties a call at 678-432-3003!
Not all restoration companies can handle a wide array of restoration necessities. Some companies are too small and not well equipped to handle large losses that nearly destroy an entire building, while other companies do not feel like a small water problem is worth their time to investigate; that is not us.
We can handle any of your restorations needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No job is too big or too small! We have a fully equipped warehouse and highly trained crews that are capable of responding to any size disaster. Our production crews are available to help you deal with mold removal, water damage, fire damage, storm damage, as well as repairs! We are here to assist you with any damages that might arise and we will not quit until it looks “Like it never even happened.”
2015 BOMA Bowl
Thanks for all our friends from BOMA who joined us in a fun day of bowling at the 2015 BOMA Bowl!
Patti Brown Receives the 2014 BOMA President's Award
Patti Brown Receives the 2014 BOMA President's Award
Each year, BOMA Georgia recognizes the outstanding achievements of members and staff through its Association Awards. BOMA International honors exemplary individuals with several of its own recognition awards and special appointments. This year, BOMA selected Patti Brown as it's President's Award recipient as a result of her hard work, dedication and the impact she has contributed to the organization.
SERVPRO Sponsors CBRE at Hot Chocolate 5K
SERVPRO of Decatur partners with CBRE to join the 19,000 runners who participated in the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K RAM Racing Series run in Atlanta on January 24.
"Courtney and I wanted to say thank you so much for sponsoring the CBRE Rising Professionals Organization! Everyone had a great time and loved that our group was able to partner with SERVPRO of Decatur to support the Ronald McDonald charity. Thank you again!" ~ Megan Montgolf