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Commercial Water Damage

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Floods, sewage backups, and other contaminated water can cause some of the worst damage to your commercial property. Contaminated water is often filled with deadly substances including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This can be compounded by the composition of your commercial building. Organic materials such as drywall, wood, and debris found in carpet are prime breeding ground for pathogens and other bacteria and parasites to grow. The health risk to you and your employees is greatly increased when exposure to flood waters, sewage, and other types of contaminated water.

SERVPRO of Hammond will dry the commercial building quickly and apply antimicrobial agents to all surfaces that had contact with the water to help make sure that they can eliminate any lingering contaminants. This can help ensure you and your employees that they can return to a safe working environment. If your commercial building is in need of water damage cleanup and repair, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Hammond at 985-542-7388. We are available 24/7 to help you get your business back “Like it never even happened.”

Restoring Your Tangipahoa Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Tangipahoa 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 quickly 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 arises in your business, give us a call, and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Hammond

SERVPRO of Hammond 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.

Are Your Commercial Ducts in a Row?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

A building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) and subsequent ducts are critical to air quality. HVAC and duct cleanliness directly impact the functionality of the equipment as well; a clean system ought to function at maximum capacity. If your system is clean and properly functioning, it should provide you with positive indoor air quality and a lower monthly cost of running your HVAC system.

You can keep your commercial ducts in a row by changing the filters within the system regularly - it is recommended to change them every 90 days. Check any connections for damage. If you can see any damage to the connections, wires, or motors, then the damage needs to be repaired immediately to keep your HVAC system safe and properly functioning.

You should annually inspect your HVAC system and ducts to see if there is visible mold, a surplus of dust and debris, and rodent infestation. Signs of a rodent infestation would be feces and odors in your system or noises occurring in the system. If your HVAC system and ducts have any of these signs, then it is time to call in the professionals. SERVPRO of Hammond has highly trained cleanup and restoration technicians that will provide you with a free estimate for your HVAC system and ductwork.

If you notice that your system isn’t working and does typically, such as an increase in electrical bill costs or the system is running more often than usual, it may be time for a cleaning as well. If your system regularly provides you with maintenance issues such as improper temperature or humidity issues, these may be signs or symptoms of your HVAC system needing a checkup.

SERVPRO of Hammond understands the significance of a properly functioning HVAC and duct system. We want to help you do all you can to maintain your system. When you need professional cleanup and restoration of your commercial ducts, call SERVPRO of Hammond at (985) 542-7388 for a free estimate.

Shopping Centers Have Water Too

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage doesn't only happen in Our Houses, but happens in Shopping Centers too. Many people don't think or worry about Water Damage happening and shouldn't have too. Unless, of course, it does happen. 

Unfortunately, Water Damage can and does happen to the best of all of us!  Especially during unexpected times; for example, a Customer can be Shopping in a Department Store and all of a sudden notice Water Gushing through the Walls. Or an Employee can unexpectedly have Water Drops Fall on them from the Ceiling of the Store. When this happens it's best that the Managers of the Store are notified right away!  Delay in Water Damage Restoration Services will only cause more Damage to the Store and Business.  

SERVPRO of Hammond hopes when this Happens the Shopping Center will not leave their Customers or Regular Employees to worry about the Water Damage, but has a Plan of Action Set for Water Damage Emergencies.  

Call SERVPRO of Hammond at 985-542-7388! We Provide Emergency Water Restoration Services!

What SERVPRO Can Do For Your Commercial Flood Damage In Tangipahoa?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Even with minor flooding, the potential for damage to a business can be much more than first understood. Water cannot be allowed to just simply evaporate; it penetrates the surface it covers and gets into sub-flooring too quickly. It absorbs through paint and into walls even faster.

Flood damage to Tangipahoa businesses starts completely out of sight. SERVPRO restoration technicians know from experience that wood floors begin to warp and split in just a day or two. Sheetrock (drywall) that has absorbed water begins to disintegrate just as quickly; even worse, it becomes a perfect food source for mold spores to expand and grow.

To restore your business to its original state, our technicians are trained to strict IICRC standards. Each office has an extensive inventory of equipment to ensure every possible source of damage is cleaned. We keep a team of professionals on call 24-hours a day to ensure we can get to work within hours or even minutes after you call us.

  • Once on-site, we handle every aspect of the damage. This includes:
  • Securing your building
  • Inspect and determine a restoration plan
  • Pump out all standing water
  • Remove and store unaffected property
  • Extract water from carpets and floors
  • Clean or replace soiled carpets
  • Dry areas of the building of excess moisture
  • Replace structure drywall that has been compromised by mold
  • Repair and reconstruction of building structure and property that has sustained minor damage
  • Eliminate odors that result from mold or water-soaked cloth such as curtains, drapes and furniture
  • Sanitize property contaminated by sewage if the plumbing or septic system has been compromised
  • Return property to the building once all actions have been completed.

SERVPRO of Hammond understands just how extensive water damage can be. If a business does not deal with it quickly enough, the cost can run into thousands of dollars. For a small business, this can mean shutting the doors permanently. If you have or even just suspect you have a problem, call us today at (985) 542-7388. We're here to help.

How Long Will It Take to Clean Up the Fire Damage in My Restaurant?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Restaurant Kitchen Fire Even the smallest fires will fill your restaurant with smoke and soot.

SERVPRO Helps Cut Down Restoration Times for Restaurants in Tangipahoa

The damage from a fire within a commercial property often lingers for a long time, even after it is extinguished. Such destruction not only leaves behind copious amounts of debris, but the smoke and soot residue is tough to eliminate with DIY techniques alone. Calling in the help of skilled technicians with restoration training ensures your business is back up and running faster. 

How Do You Determine What Items are Odor Damaged?

After you suffer a loss from fire damage, particular objects are more susceptible to harm from smoke and soot, including:

  • Walls
  • Carpeting
  • Utensils
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Dry goods inventory

The longer that these and other porous materials are left without detailed cleaning, the more likely they are to hold onto lingering odors. Some items in the kitchen may also have to undergo full sanitizing to be deemed safe to use.

Why Does a Kitchen Smell So Bad After a Fire?

Whenever a fire takes place in a kitchen, commercial or residential, SERVPRO often finds that the ignition fuel includes grease, oils, and food items. The concentration of proteins and fats found within your restaurant’s kitchen leaves an oily mist that leaves a film over everything. The heat from the fire makes the grease and oil melt to the point that they dehydrate. Once this happens, they become rancid and produce a sticky, rotten smell that adheres to your cabinetry, ceilings, walls, and appliances throughout the space. Air currents often carry these foul odors from the kitchen through the rest of the restaurant.

We Move Quickly to Get It Fixed

Once our team is called out for restoration, we work fast to assess the damage to start a plan for repair. This professional inspection of your fire and smoke damage is critical during the initial phase so that our technicians have the proper equipment and cleaning products ready to go for the job. After the inspection, our restoration specialists start in on the cleanup, which includes odor-removing tools such as:

  • Industrial Air Scrubbers – These are portable filtration systems that allow us to remove gasses, particles, and chemicals from the air within your bakery kitchen. It works by drawing in the air from the room, where it goes through a variety of filters to remove dangerous particles.
  • Fogging Equipment – This equipment helps disperse substantial amounts of a dense, solvent-based fog into confined areas. These tiny fog particles include a deodorant solution that attaches to odor-causing particles to neutralize them.
  • Ozone Treatments – An ozone generator works by chemically changing up the structure for molecules of odor-causing smoke. This process of oxidation helps to remove odors that other cleaning techniques are unable to achieve.

What Methods Do You Use to Restore My Bakery’s Interior?

Our skilled SERVPRO team is made up of Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) that know specialized techniques to restore your business entirely. Some of the methods that we use include:

  • Wet Cleaning – Includes wiping down various surfaces with a sponge or cloth dampened with water or cleaning agents that help to remove sticky layers of soot.
  • Dry Cleaning – This is a commonly used method, including dusting cloths, dry sponges, or feather dusters to clean areas like your glass display cases. In the event of dried layers of thick soot, vacuums are used to help bring up more significant particles.
  • Other methods – such as abrasive cleaning, foam cleaning, and immersion cleaning, may be required depending on the situation. Our technicians evaluate the interior to determine the best cleaning options to restore your restaurant to like-new condition quickly.

SERVPRO of Hammond has been providing fast, efficient fire damage recovery for Tangipahoa and the surrounding areas for years. We understand that every fire is different, so we take into consideration the burn source, burn time, and the temperatures to determine the best way to proceed.

When you need prompt action to restore the fire damage, you can count on our trained technicians at SERVPRO of Hammond. We can be reached 24/7 for emergency service by calling (985) 542-7388, and we make it “Like it never even happened.”