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Water Damage Checklist
Water damage is one of the more devastating things that can happen to your business, short of a fire. Water losses can often close your office which in turn can mean lost revenue and productivity time.
Unfortunately, while there’s not much you can do about storm related water damage, it’s easy to curb any unexpected damage to your business by doing regular inspections of your commercial space. Below are some places to check for water damage on a routine basis.
Rain seeping in through damaged roofs can go unseen and often cause water damage that goes left unnoticed for months and in turn causes mold growth that can cause health problems to you and your staff. Have a roof routinely inspected by a professional to prevent leaks, especially before our rainy spring season.
Your pipes can cause a ton of headaches. If you’ve got a burst pipe it can cause hundreds to thousands of gallons of water to flood your office space. If you have a slow leak, it could cause mold. It’s a good idea to have a plumber come out and inspect your pipes.
- Sprinkler System
Did you know that your sprinkler system can leak? It can! We’ve had a few jobs where a sprinkler had made a lot of damage in commercial buildings. Do regular checks to make sure your system isn’t faulty or broken. It can also save lives during a fire.
If you’ve had any water damage to a commercial property, give SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County a call today at 817.595.2506!
Are You Ready For A Disaster?
When I worked back in retail, we had an employee only bathroom. However, we all know that with young children if they tell you they need to go now, they need to go now. We usually let small kids use our bathroom if they had a guardian or parent accompany them. One of my coworkers, a sweet older lady who didn’t have a bad bone in her body, bless her heart, let a child go back without a parent. What ensued next has been dubbed the diaper incident by those of us who were there to witness it. The poor thing, it seemed, had an accident on his way to the bathroom and was too embarrassed to tell anyone about it. So, he did his business (number 2) and tried to flush the diaper he was wearing.
Now, if you know anything about diapers and indoor plumbing, you should know they never should be combined. The combination in our pipes lead to a burst pipe, poop ‘splosion catastrophe. And it was a day or two before our plumber could get there. We didn’t know where the water shut off was, and it would have been really nice to know that information.
If you were to have a diaper incident in your place of business, whether it’s an office, retail or warehouse, do you know where your water shut off is? What about your employees? If you’re out of town, do they know where it is? That’s where we here at SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County comes in! We have a special program called an Emergency Ready Profile, or ERP. We can make a plan of action for any event and any situation whether it’s water, fire, or storm damage. The ERP will help you minimize the damage to your commercial space and give us important information in the case of an emergency. The catch? There is none! This is a completely free service to anyone and everyone!
To get started on an ERP give us a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our Business Development Representatives at 817.595.2506!
Grapevine Church Floods!
This Grapevine church experienced flooding when there was a leak coming from the baptism room and going out into the sanctuary completely saturating the sanctuary in standing water. When we arrived on scene, we extracted all the water and placed the air movers we had for emergency services. We then returned the following day with even more air movers (close to 50!). We also placed dehumidifiers to the area. We returned each day to the church to make sure that everything was drying according to plan and fortunately, we were able to get the church back to normal and ready for worship in no time at all!
Has your church or other commercial building suffered from water damage? If so, give Grapevine/NE Tarrant County a call today at 817.595.2506
Give Yourself Peace of Mind
I was recently in New York City on vacation, and as with most people who visit the city, the buildings absolutely stunned me. I know that if I was a building manager or a management company I would be incredibly stressed with the threat of water or fire damage always looming. But I know they have SERVPROs in the city, just like we have them here.
Give your business a peace of mind with SERVPRO’s Emergency Readiness Program or ERP! With an ERP we will visit your business location and map out all water shut offs, electric shut offs, and much more. It’s a completely free program and can give you the peace of mind needed to make sure your business is running smoothly. Give SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County a call today at 817.595.2506 to schedule your ERP building appointment today!
Office Supply Store - Grapevine TX
Our technician - Dominic - is here working hard on extracting water from this Office Supply Store!
The rain in Texas has been non-stop for a while, and buildings are not able to handle the amount of water we have been getting. This office supply store has water coming in from multiple areas; it is even soaking up through the floor! Due to the puddles, some areas of the store even needed to be closed off so that customers wouldn’t slip. Our team got on site quickly and worked to control the water while the store called in a plumber and a foundation expert to address the issues causing the leaks. We know how important it is for your store to be able to operate normally, so we immediately got to work extracting water and setting up air movers to keep the space dry. If your commercial space suffers from water damage, call us right away at 817-595-2506.
Dog Groomer - Grapevine, Texas
Before and After of the area!
When disaster strikes, our team is always ready to go. This set of businesses was flooded when a pipe burst in one of them. Since the owners of the business were out of town, nobody noticed the broken pipe. Water flowed all over the floor and even seeped under the walls to affect multiple buildings. There was standing water in 6 suites! SERVPRO® of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County knows how important it is to get your business back to normal as quickly as possible, so we called in a huge crew and got to work right away. We needed a total of 236 air movers, 13 dehumidifiers, 2 power distribution boxes, and 1 generator to make sure every inch of the buildings got dried out!
There is no job too big for us, so if you have a large loss in your business call us today at 817-595-2506.
We Are A Large Loss Response Team!
We bet you didn’t know that we are a Large Loss Response Team, so what does that mean exactly? It means that it doesn’t matter the size of the loss we are always ready to handle it. It’s a big deal to be a Large Loss Response team because it means that SERVPRO Corporate holds our teams to a higher level of standard than most. We have more equipment, higher certifications, and more experience with a greater eye for detail than your standard commercial loss response team. With these things we are able to handle bigger storm losses. For example, we had the opportunity to travel to Houston to help restore and clean up after Hurricane Harvey last year. We know how devastating a storm can be, and we approach every job with the same care and compassion whether it’s a small house or a 20,000 square foot warehouse.
If you’ve recently been affected by the recent rains, we can help. Give SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County a call 817.595.2506 and know that we are always “Here to Help.”
Preparing Your Commercial Building for Winter
Winter is coming! And no, we don’t mean the white walkers. It’s not even November yet and the Rockies (including Denver) and parts of Texas have already seen snow, and that could be some foresight into the coming winter months. The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a teeth-shatteringly cold winter, and El Nino is coming with forecasters already predicting snow for North Texas.
So, with that in mind, it’s important to prep your commercial building for the coming winter this fall.
- Inspect the roof for damage.
If you haven’t yet, inspect your roof for damage from the spring and summer months. Although we had a fairly quiet spring and summer when it came to hail and tornadoes we still did have some strong storms with strong winds. If you haven’t detected any water damage from the recent rains, it’s still a good idea to go ahead and make sure there aren’t any unseen holes were water could have gotten in with you unaware.
Check your gutters for any blockages from leaves that have fallen during the fall months. Clean them out to make sure that nothing can overflow and potentially damage your building.
Inspect the insulation of your building, and make sure there is nothing missing, damaged, or has unexpected water and mold damage. Replace and damaged or missing insulation and call SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County to help you deal with any mold.
Inspect your pipes in the early fall before the first freezes, a burst pipe could be devastating for your business. If you do have a burst pipe, give us a call!
If you do have water damage issues this winter, give us at 817.595.2506! We are always here to help!
Commercial Property Water Loss and Extraction
Commercial Water cleanup in Grapevine, Texas.
Commercial Property Water Loss and Extraction
Water is the single most long-term destructive substance in the indoor environment. It can dissolve or weaken building materials, damage floors and ceilings, and can also cause microbial growth if you don’t fix water damage quickly and professionally.
The faster the water is extracted the less damage to the building structure and contents.
The first thing to do if you are dealing with water damage at your place of business is to remove the water immediately. The faster the water is extracted the less damage to the building structure and contents. In situations, this is not enough. Standing water from carpet, flooring and walls can cause permanent damage if not taken care of in a timely manner
Extracting water in commercial buildings or properties, is a very important part of any large water loss. Fire sprinklers, used to stop fire from spreading, can leave you with wet and soggy office spaces.
Water extraction is used to assist in the prevention of microbial growth from expanding and growing. Extraction of water is also needed to keep floors from buckling. The dehumidifiers and air movers will be placed by the technicians in the necessary areas of the building.
A SERVPRO manager will walk the property with the owner/manager and adjuster explaining the process and to answer any questions they may have about removal of property, items and demo.
At SERVPRO of Grapevine and N.E. Tarrant County we are here for your water and fire needs 24 hours day seven days a week. Call us at 817-595-2506
Helping to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Restoring Commercial Property After Water Damage
Restoring Commercial Property After A Water Damage
Commercial Buildings Flood and Water
Commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response when dealing with flood and water damage in the Grapevine / N.E. Tarrant County area. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, SERVPRO of Grapevine / N.E. Tarrant County works 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
SERVPRO of Grapevine / N.E. Tarrant County technicians specialize in the water damage cleanup and restoration of commercial property after a water damage event. Our technicians are 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. 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!
SERVPRO of Grapevine / N.E. Tarrant County
Helping to make it
“Like it never even happened.”
Do you know how to shut off the water at your work?
When something goes wrong at work usually our first instinct is to call the boss or maintenance. What happens if they happen to be in a meeting or out of the office if you suddenly find yourself with water going everywhere and you need to locate the water shut off, where do you even start?
SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co. can help commercial properties in preplanning for a water, fire or storm disaster. By having a plan of action in place prior to any event and including it into your regular training at your office you can help minimize the damage and cost if an unplanned water or fire event happens. SERVPRO, as a free service to any commercial property in Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co., would love the opportunity to work with you and create an Emergency Ready Profile. It will contain all the critical information to help minimize damages and provide the resources for the employees of the company with property details and information.
Call your local SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co. to set up an appointment to meet with one of our highly trained representatives, we are always here to help!
Our phones are answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County Can Clean Up Your Hotel Rooms!
If you run a hotel in the Grapevine/NE Tarrant County area then you know how important it is to provide the cleanest rooms possible to your patrons. Your business runs on a solid first impression and customer approval. When your guests enter into one of your rooms for the first time, it’s imperative that it looks clean and smells great. This encourages people to come back time and time again plus promotes outstanding reviews. Allowing SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County to deodorize your rooms helps create the amazing first impression you want them to experience.
We Identify Odors
Hotels and many commercial buildings do not always have the ability to open windows and let in clean fresh air. This is one reason SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County has special deodorization techniques. We have a highly trained staff that knows how to identify and eliminate stubborn odors.
We Handle Odors
The techniques we use to handle odors are specifically designed to restore your rooms to a desirable state. Unwanted smells can be trapped in upholstery, carpets, draperies and even hard surfaces. Using fragrance or air fresheners is not the answer to an odor problem. There have been state of the art advances in proprietary cleaning that has changed the way deodorization works.
The professionals here at SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County are ready to take your hotel to the next level of clean. We would be honored to work with you to even schedule routine cleanings to prevent offensive odors from becoming excessive in any room.
SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County is here to help!
Our phones are answered 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
Give us a call! 817-595-2506
Having an Emergency Ready Plan for Your Business is Key When Fire Strikes
SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County understands how important your business and commercial endeavors are and we offer a way for you to plan for the unexpected! Our Emergency Ready Profile allows us to be completely familiar with your commercial building so when we receive your call anytime, day or night, we are ready to engage and already know the structure that needs our help.
At no cost to you, we provide a thorough assessment of your building that is conducted by our highly trained staff, permitting us to advise you on how best to plan your response to a fire disaster. By taking advantage of our Emergency Ready Profile you are able to develop a personalized and comprehensive disaster restoration plan that will begin to operate the second the fire is reported to us.
By having and ERP in place with us here at SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County, our highly trained technicians will become instantly familiar with the layout of your commercial property as we will have already obtained all the critical information about mechanical, security and electrical systems so they can respond quickly to your commercial fire damage needs.
Give us a call and set up an appointment to have your business proactively assessed by SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County.
We are always here to help!
Unique Challenges Present when Restoring Commercial Properties in Grapevine/NE Tarrant County
Water damage and flooding events at commercial properties in Grapevine/NE Tarrant County are often complex with various issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are dealing with a large scale event or a relatively small water cleanup we work quickly to assess the full scope of the situation and isolate the affected area. There are many instances in fact that your normal operations will be able to continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Unique Challenges Present when Restoring Commercial Properties
Our highly trained professional technicians are always mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to remediate and restore your facility while working closely with you and you plus your insurance if the loss results in you filing a claim. SERVPRO has the fastest response time of anyone in our industry. We know too well that every hour spent on cleanup is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.
SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County is always here to help!
If you experience and water damage or flooding you can give us a call anytime.
Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.