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Commercial Post Construction Clean-up
Whether you are building a new commercial structure from the ground up, or simply taking on a long overdue renovation project, it is a big job! The entire construction process can be lengthy, stressful and messy! After the job is complete you may be left with an even bigger mess to cleanup before you get your business up and running. Let SERVPRO of Clovis take care of that headache for you. Our full line of specialized cleaning services includes post-construction cleaning. You wouldn’t hire a car mechanic to repair an airplane, so why hire a maid service to tackle the big stuff? You need a specialist with the staff, equipment and techniques to handle a large job. Our highly trained team members will clean every inch of your newly finished project and make it shine for your opening day. Call us today at 559-297-3429 for more information.
Sewage Cean-up and Your Business
A sewer backup is a nightmare for business owners in Clovis, CA. Any flooded toilet or backed-up sewage is black water. Black water is water filled with bacteria and pathogens. Because black water is dangerous for your building, it is imperative that you have experts in charge of the cleanup. Here are the four steps that they are likely to follow.
1. Respond Quickly
Always call someone at the first sign of a sewage backup at your company. A professional should respond immediately and act as soon as possible. Experts know the risk of contaminated standing water. They want to help you get rid of it quickly. Keep in mind that it only takes about 24 hours for mold or mildew to grow after a flood.
Once the company arrives, they will inspect the building to judge the scope of the damage. The restoration company can use this information to design a cleanup plan. They will look for signs of water damage, mold, and trapped water.
The sewer cleanup itself can be broken into several steps. First, the non-salvageable items are disposed of. Afterward, the professionals can clean and remove salvageable contents. After the contents are taken out and cleaned, they will focus on the building itself. Demolition be necessary in order to dispose of any building materials that can retain the black water like drywall, capeting, and padding.
Once the experts clean and disinfect your business, you can focus on the restoration. This is the step where you can replace old furniture, reinstall carpets and choose new paneling. The goal is for your company to be as good as new.
Sewage clean-up is a long process but is necessary. It is important to stick with it throughout the process in order to properly avoid further damage or health concerns.
Make a Fire Escape Plan for Your Office or Business
It is crucial that every workplace establishes a fire escape plan. This plan should be posted throughout a building and shared with all occupants.
Use an accurate floorplan to determine evacuation routes from every room in the structure. It is a good idea to do the following:
Identify primary and secondary routes
Ensure that routes are reasonable for occupants
Obtain equipment such as an escape ladder
Secondary routes may be less than ideal, but they should still be practical. Keep the age and physical condition of occupants in mind. Post the emergency escape plan at strategic locations.
Maintain Fire Detection and Suppression Equipment
Many commercial properties are equipped with advanced detection and suppression systems. The fire escape plan should include regular tests to ensure the functionality of detectors and sprinklers. Hardwired alarm systems should have battery backups, and it is important to replace batteries that function as a main or backup power source. Make sure that fire extinguishers are of the appropriate class and filled with suppressant.
Keep Track of Occupants
Every business should maintain a current contact list. This list should include these details:
- Contact information
Keep this list in a location where it can be accessed remotely or physically removed in the event of a fire. Every business should have a safe location where employees can gather outside. This place should be far enough away from the structure without being downwind.
A fire in a commercial building can be devastating for many reasons, be sure to keep safety training up to date to prevent further tragedy in the case of a fire.
SERVPRO of Clovis and Odor Removal
Don't let smells get in the way of your home or business, give the pros at SERVPRO of Clovis a call to help!
SERVPRO of Clovis knows that sometimes odors happen and there can be any number of causes. Whether it be a rogue mouse that died in a wall, nicotine residue from years of cigarette smoke buildup, or a pile of your kids soccer jerseys that you forgot about in the trunk of your car. SERVPRO is prepared to deal with any and all of these issues. The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be tricky, but as pros in deodorization, we're able to take care of it. Whether it’s a smoky smell in a vehicle, or a locker room full of stinky equipment, we’ve got odor solutions for any size job. So if you have any questions about how SERVPRO of Clovis can help out with odors in your residential or commercial property or in your car, just give us a call at (559) 297-3429!
Smoke Damage and How it Affects Your Commercial Building
Let SERVPRO help you when it comes to commercial fire loss
If you have had a fire in your building then you will likely be dealing with some serious damage. While you are probably most concerned with the effects that the flames have had on your property, you should not discount the severity of smoke damage. This can often be overlooked, but smoke and soot are capable of causing secondary damage in a variety of ways. The following are some things that may be affected.
Because smoke travels further than flames, it can cause soot damage throughout the building, even if the fire was contained in one area. Soot carried by smoke contains acidic elements that can damage surfaces. It can cause rusting and deterioration of certain building materials and can also cause discoloration to walls, floors, and other items.
Even if your computers and other electronic devices are not touched by the fire, they might be in danger of smoke damage. Smoke can easily fill small spaces in these objects, and you may not be able to tell immediately whether or not they were affected. Because of this, you should wait to use your electronics until they have been inspected by a professional. Turning them on can cause any smoke inside to spread and carry soot throughout their various components, leading to permanent damage.
3. The Air
Something else that you might not consider is how smoke and soot affect the air in your building. These particles can remain suspended in the air for an extended period of time, creating an unpleasant environment for you, your employees and anyone else who must spend time in the building. It can also cause lingering odors. Using a filtration system for additional smoke cleaning can reduce this.
After a fire, it is best to have a fire damage remediation company like SERVPRO of Clovis come in and perform smoke damage cleanup.
Prevent Mold in Your Business and Know How to Detect it
Don't let mold become an issue for you business, if you suspect the presence of mold call SERVPRO!
40% of small businesses never reopen after a disaster. Much of this is due to the lack of preparedness for the building a business occupies.
Inside mold growth occurs where there is moisture. It can occur in ceilings, floors, insulation, wood, drywall, clothes, carpet and more. Some causes of excessive moisture are condensation, humidity, cooking, washing, or water from a flood, leak or spill. Mold also grows in environments with a warm temperature. Growth can begin in less than 48 hours of excessive moisture. Mold works as a decomposer, consuming the dead materials on which it grows, and it can appear to be black, blue or green in color.
The best way to prevent mold is to control moisture.
- Fix water leaks. Any known water leaks should be fixed quickly. Have a contractor inspect for unknown leaks.
- Limit condensation. Keep room temperatures warm and/or well insulated.
- Reduce humidity. Open windows, install exhaust fans or use a dehumidifier.
- Clean wet/damp areas. Any wet or damp area, materials or affected equipment should be cleaned within 48 hours to prevent mold growth.
- Odor - Mold has a very distinct musty, and damp smell. Some would compare it to the smell of opening an old book. This is one of the most recognizable signs of mold
- Past Flooding/Water Damage - Where there is water damage, mold has a high potential of growth
If you suspect mold in your business and need professional remediation, don’t wait, contact us today! Our staff is professionally trained to remediate mold.
Covid-19 and businesses get back to business!
With Covid-19 all over the world and with nearing one million cases in the U.S. alone, it is understandable why there is such pressure for businesses to remained closed. But fortunately for those small businesses they are able to start opening. But along comes new rules and standards for cleaning and sanitizing as these businesses start to come back.
SERVPRO can help in cleaning your commercial property or business if you are in need. We can help prevent the spread of viruses by using commercial-grade cleaning products and processes. Our teams will follow all protocols as far as social distancing applies, along with extra precautions such as Personal Protective Equipment. We take this uncertain time as serious as those around us and that's why we understand where you are coming from as a small business. We want you to get back up and running as soon as possible and if a deep cleaning of your business is what helps for ease of mind for employees or customers, we are here to help!
Give us a call if you would like your commercial property cleaned at 559-297-3429.
We can be cleaning experts for your place of business in Fresno County
SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO Of Clovis at 559-297-3429
Simple Step to Prevent Commercial Electrical Fires
As industry experts know, commercial electrical fires can be very dangerous and costly. When a commercial fire occurs, it can lead to the injury or death of the employees or customers present. Additionally, electrical fires can result in major property loss. SERVPRO of Clovis, a premier fire damage restoration company, will respond immediately to get you back in business. Luckily, most of these fires are preventable and can also be contained through maintenance of fixtures, employee training, and the facilitation of greater awareness regarding work hazards. Learn more about how to identify electrical hazards and reduce the incidence of a commercial fire by reading the following information:
Recognizing the Warning Signs
Electrical distribution systems contain several complex elements. These elements are capable of exposing commercial buildings to fire risks. Some of the areas of concern are:
- Corroded Wiring: Wiring that is old or defective can cause electrical fires. Although all wiring can start to break down at some point, the wiring exposed to corrosive substances or the outdoor environment is subject to faster degradation. Industrial facilities, multi-tenant warehouses, and farms should be attentive to their wiring given that it can be subject to extreme exposure to the elements.
- Circuits and Fuses: Tripped circuits and blown fuses are signs of overloaded outlets or circuits. These circuits and outlets can generate overheating and result in combustion leading to commercial electrical fires.
- Hot Spots: Overloaded circuits, corroded wires or connectors, loose connections, faulty fuses, imbalanced electrical loading, short circuits, switches, and breakers can generate "hot spots". This is the result of the excessive heat that builds up within the electrical panels. If there is any sense that these "hot spots" could cause a commercial flare up, here is an option. Infrared thermal imaging can be operated to locate these hot spots, repairs can then be done preventing electrical shortages or breakdowns that lead to fires. Small business owners can hire licensed electricians to complete the inspection.
Electrical Distribution Equipment
Periodically, electrical distribution equipment needs to be physically inspected. The equipment should also periodically undergo thermal imaging. This work should be completed by a licensed professional. Some of the equipment requiring inspection includes:
- electrical panels, switchboards, and switchgear
- circuit breakers
- relays and contactors
- disconnect switches
- motor controls
The Fire Marshall periodically visits commercial buildings checking the fire extinguishers' expiration dates. The overhead sprinkler system, fire exit lighted signs and safe egress from the commercial building are all inspected. Prevention is the key.
Fire damage can be especially devastating for a business or commercial property. Significant water damage can be an unintended result of extinguishing a commercial fire. The fire suppression system of a commercial building(overhead fire sprinkler system) can also cause a large amount of water damage. Commercial business owners know that electrical fires negatively affect their property, the operation of the business, and the loss of revenue. However, the information above can help you take strides towards preventing these fires from happening. In the event that you find your commercial space affected by a fire, electrical or otherwise, you should know who to call to help facilitate the remediation process. As a company with extensive experience in restoring property affected by electrical fires, the professionals of SERVPRO of Clovis can provide you with the detailed assistance necessary to get your business space in working order. Contact us today for professional, personalized service.
Commercial Building Restoration Services
SERVPRO of Clovis responds quickly to your Fresno or Clovis water, fire or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation.
Fire engulfs an automotive supply shop, destroying inventory consisting of mainly shocks, struts, starters, alternators, and batteries. The fire ignited due to a chemical container failure affecting surrounding items.
You may think that fire damage like this would put them out of business, but you'd be wrong. Replacing inventory is relatively easy, the hard decision here is locating a quality company to perform the services you need to restore the structure of your building. There are several unique challenges faced during different fire situations, and we have experience dealing with all of them.
SERVPRO technicians overcome various cleaning challenges, daily. A burning building consists of several complex reactions between different elements. We learn that fire damage presents different cleaning and restoration situations that depend greatly on how these different elements interact during the progress of a fire. When dealing with the removal of smoke residues, we consider several factors.
Type - More porous surfaces allow particles and odors to penetrate further and are harder to clean. Non-porous surfaces such as those covered in enamel paint are easier to clean than a flat latex paint would be. While synthetic fibers attract more residue than natural fibers, synthetics are easier to clean.
Age - As time progresses, old paint, fabrics, and carpeting become more porous, and adhesion to surfaces become weaker, making old surfaces harder to clean.
Heat - Generally, hotter fires make surfaces expand, allowing residue and odors to penetrate more efficiently. While heat also chars materials or melts the finish on a surface, making refinishing required to restore the surface properly.
Moisture - The right conditions help residues set faster and permanently stain surfaces. Fire suppression systems and Firefighting efforts, along with damp weather and normal condensation on various surfaces combine with smoke residues, causing surfaces to become discolored.
Material - Different materials produce different kinds of residues. Synthetic materials such as plastics and rubber create a wet, smeary residue that stains surfaces. Wood and other natural materials leave behind a dry residue that is easier to clean.
Air Pressure - As the temperature of fire increases, air expands, creating pressure systems that force smoke and soot into cracks and crevices.
Impingement - During a fire, the surrounding air becomes hotter, causing increased movement. This fast moving air collides with surfaces throughout the structure, causing residues to collide with vertical surfaces, leaving behind more difficult stains.
With knowledge of these different factors that cause changes during a fire event, SERVPRO technicians work hard to deliver the services you need to restore your business to a quality preloss condition.
Contact SERVPRO of Clovis 559-267-3429
Restoring Commercial property
Flooding and water damage events in Clovis' 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 Clovis
SERVPRO of Clovis 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.
Please contact SERVPRO Clovis at (559) 297-3429 for your commercial property needs.
What To Do If Your Office Floods
Imagine you had a great weekend. You & your family went on a quick getaway trip, maybe up to Bass Lake or Shaver Lake. Come Monday morning you walk into the office, and squish squish is what you hear under your feet. Oh no….. there is water EVERYWHERE! It appears a pipe busted, & by the amount of water, it didn’t just happen. No fear SERVPRO of Clovis to the rescue. Our team of highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Clovis has the expertise that is needed to restore small, midsize, and large commercial size buildings to their pre-flood waters condition. The training that our team receives, and the equipment that we use can get these jobs done effectively and efficiently so that there will be no unnecessary delays.
SERVPRO Clovis: A Certified Firm Benefiting Commercial Clients
SERVPRO of Clovis has been an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified firm for almost a decade. This is very important for our commercial clients because it means that we meet the highest standards available in the industry.
The IICRC sets the gold standards for the Cleaning and Remediation industry, of which SERVPRO of Clovis is an industry leader.
In order to achieve IICRC-certified status, firms must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise.
IICRC Certified Firms must:
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
SERVPRO of Clovis is honored to be counted among the select organizations to receive this certification. We will continue to offer the same standard of excellence that you have come to expect. We can be reached at 559-297-3429 day or night!
Fire Extinguishers in Commercial Buildings
Fire extinguishers need to be visible.
Fire extinguishers are required in all commercial buildings in California, and there are specific requirements regarding training of your employees in many areas of fire prevention and safety.
Cal OSHA regulations stipulate that fire extinguishers must be placed in areas that the employees can easily access, such as in a cabinet or mounted to a wall. They should be placed near exits to reduce the risk that people will be trapped by fire inside a building. OSHA regulations also mandate that all employees must be trained on the basic principles of using fire extinguishers, as well as the hazards that are typically involved with firefighting. They should also be trained on the process for reporting a fire, how to evaluate the size of a fire, and how to keep an exit route in good condition in your place of work.
Training must be provided to every new employee, for employees assigned to emergency response teams, and to all other employees on an annual basis. In order to be safe, make sure your company is following all of these guidelines.
Preventing Water Leaks in Commercial Properties
Commercial flood disaster
Water may be essential to life, but it can cause a great amount of damage to a commercial building if it ends up where it shouldn’t be and is undetected for a long period of time. Here are a few of the most common types of leaks in commercial properties and how to fix them.
- Faucet Leaks – With frequent use, faucet parts can wear out over time and when the seal or other components begin to leak, it can lead to water loss. This can substantially increase your water bill as well as cause major damage to your building. In order to avoid loss, prepare any dripping sinks as soon as you see them start to leak.
- Toilet Leaks – Like faucets, toilets have a number of parts that can deteriorate and lead to issues. One faulty or leaking part leads to other damage, so be sure to replace toilet components as soon as you see them begin to deteriorate.
- Underground Leaks – These types of leaks can often go undetected, but there are tell-tail signs of their existence, such as areas of wet soil, areas where grass or plants are growing faster than surrounding areas (due to increased water supply from your leak), and a significant rise in your water bill.
- Hidden Leaks – These types of leaks are the most difficult to detect, but can cause the most damage because they remain undetected for long periods of time. If you notice water marks or swelling of walls, ceilings and floors, you likely have a hidden leak. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 559-297-3429
If any of these types of leaks are detected in your commercial building, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Clovis. We can help find where the water is coming from and help to “Like it never even happened.”
Why Insurance Agents Choose SERVPRO
Insurance Agents Trust SERVPRO.
The SERVPRO difference!
WHY MORE INSURANCE AGENTS CHOOSE SERVPRO
SERVPRO blends customer service with accountability! SERVPRO understands your responsibility to provide results to your shareholders and clients. SERVPRO is uniquely qualified to help when disaster strikes, making you their "hero" in their times of need.
We are here to make you look good.
There are many ways to ensure success as an insurance agent. Having a strong office staff, a company who pays claims in an ethical and timely manner, advertising, being involved in your community, and maintaining a positive relationship with your clients. Our Treasure Valley team knows how critical it is that every job goes as smooth as possible, ensuring your clients trust you time and time again when they need help. Our teams are trained to reduce the lost time and mitigate the damages as quickly as possible. Whether it’s fire, water, mold or any other cleanup; we are here to help, 24 hours a day.
Our team members are available for direct phone calls 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You earn your client’s loyalty by providing timely solutions. You provide help in a time of need. Instead of offering a call center solution, our team members are available to take the call on their business line! We will personally call your client back, offer a listening ear, and take away some of the fear they are experiencing.
Having a relationship with SERVPRO and our team of highly trained professionals has many benefits. We will ensure help arrives quickly (following our 1-4-8 time commitment), and our production team will help your clients regain control of their lives by treating them with respect, courteousness and working hard to get the job done the right way the first time. There are no unwelcome surprises with SERVPRO. Calling direct reduces wait times. The faster SERPVRO's team can arrive onsite to perform the cleanup, the better the results.
That’s the SERVPRO difference.
Cleaning Services For Commercial Properties
Have an Odor In The Office, SERVPRO Can Clean It!
If you are a business owner, or run a particular business that receives a lot of visitors and foot-traffic, you know how important it is to keep your business looking clean and in good shape. A lot of times, you don't have the time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office.
When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Clovis for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.
SERVPRO of Clovis offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:
- Air Ducts and HVAC
- Biohazard and Sewage
- Trauma and Crime Scene
- Carpet and Upholstery
- Drapes and Blinds
- Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
- Odor Removal and Deodorization
What To Expect When You Call SERVPRO of Clovis
We Answer Your Call in Seconds!
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call SERVPRO of Clovis Today
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Clovis has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information including your phone number and email address
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
- Is there standing water (if applicable)?
- What year was the home or business built?
About SERVPRO of Clovis
We specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.
Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage
Commercial Water Damage
Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often confronted with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup or a large water cleanup, we work quickly to analyze each unique situation and isolate the damaged area properly.
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 areas while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises in your business, call us and we’ll be there fast to help you get through this tough event.
SERVPRO of Clovis specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water, fire, or mold event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.