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Commercial Preparedness

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

Being Prepared. Put us on your vendor list. SERVPRO of Duluth (770) 622-9411.

Commercial water damage presents double trouble to you as an owner and employer. Not only do you need to recover your premises, equipment, and inventory from the effects of leaks or flooding, but you also have employees and customers who rely on you to keep your business running even while restoration efforts are in process. SERVPRO of Duluth works closely with our commercial clients to avoid closure or a shut down even after a significant water crisis to your warehouse or other storage facility affects your business. We highly encourage business owners to consult with us before any warehouse water disaster. By developing an Emergency READY Profile, you can pinpoint all critical information about your operation into a plan. Once finished with that plan, the information can be shared with, and will be easily accessible to our local water damage restoration experts. 

Preventing commercial water damage in your workplace may not be possible. For instance, if heavy storms or flooding affect your warehouse, some damage might be unpreventable, but that is where SERVPRO will help! A systematic review of your preparedness can limit the effects of inevitable leaking, moving, or standing water to your bottom line. Take advantage of our training and expertise by scheduling a thorough assessment of your warehouse and other operations. There is no charge for our review of your facilities, and we will use the information gathered to ready our team should the worst happen. You can identify your business’s key personnel, so we know who to consult when a commercial water damage disaster strikes even if you are not always available. Details such as warehouse layout and the location of utilities, important documents, and priority areas within your building clarify and order the restoration and mitigation tasks needed to be completed, ensuring our team of water damage restoration technicians are “Ready for whatever happens.” Our staff will take photos and scope out the dimensions of your warehouse to assist with our post water damage work. 

Locally Owned and Ready for Any Job! SERVPRO OF DULUTH!

Although best case scenario you will never have to use your Emergency READY Profile, preparedness is key to ensure efficiency when the unexpected happens. So, give us a call today at (770)622-9411! Don’t delay, let your local SERVPRO of Duluth help you prepare today! 

Prepare for Natural Disasters!

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Duluth (770) 622-9411. If a disaster strikes your Duluth area, call us 24/7 at 770-622-9411. SERVPRO of Duluth.

This year for National Preparedness Month, join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all type, and leading efforts to encourage the community to become more prepared. When a disaster happens, not only it devastates individuals and neighborhoods but the entire communities, including businesses of all sizes. 

As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan can help protect your company, its employees and its infrastructure and maximizes your chances of recover after an emergency or disaster. You can do this by taking three simple steps: 

  • Plan to stay in business 
  • Encourage your employees to become ready 
  • Protect your investment 

We must work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, places of worship and neighborhoods are ready. At Ready.gov/business, companies can find vital information on how to begin preparing their organization and addressing their unique emergency. Contact SERVPRO of Duluth to find out more on how to ready when a disaster strike. If you’re in the Duluth area you can contact us 770-622-9411.

It Doesn't Take Long for Water to Damage Your Home or Business!

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage? Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 770-622-9411.

Water Damage Timeline 

Within Minutes water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path. 

In hours 1 - 24 the drywall begins to swell and break down and a strong odor will appear.  

In 48 Hours to 1 Week mold and mildew may grow and spreads. 

More Than 1 Week, restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive. 

About SERVPRO of Duluth 

SERVPRO of Duluth 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. 

Asbestos Concerns?

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

Asbestos Questions? Call SERVPRO of Duluth at 770-622-9411.

Asbestos was widely used in homes between the 1940s and 1970s. It is in insulation materials, floor tiles and other applications needing heat- and chemical-resistance materials. Asbestos is highly hazardous material and poses great potential health effects for those exposed to the substance. While harmful asbestos materials are no longer used, exposures may still exist in older buildings and structures slated for demolition or renovation.

The Environmental Protection Agency has rules governing asbestos management that cover proper handling and disposal of asbestos-containing material. Adequate training and certification for asbestos workers, including inspectors, are part of these requirements.

SERVPRO of Duluth offers asbestos inspection and testing services. We have certified professionals to do asbestos abatement in accordance with AHERA and NESHAP protocols.

Need Asbestos Testing? Call SERVPRO of Duluth at 770-622-9411.

Hurricane Season is here.

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Need help? Call SERVPRO of Duluth at 770-622-9411.

There are different types of hurricane categories.  It can’t predict everything about a storm, but categories do give an indication of how a hurricane will affect people and property in its path. Here are the different types of categories:    

Category 1 hurricane: Winds range from 74 to 95 mph.  It is very dangerous winds that will produce some damages. Such as falling debris that could strike people, livestock and pets, and older mobile homes. Protected glass windows will generally make it through the hurricane without major damage. Frame homes, apartments and shopping centers may experience some damage, and snapped power lines could result in short-term power outages.  

Category 2 hurricane: Winds range between 96 and 110 mph. It is extremely dangerous winds that will cause extensive damage. There is a bigger risk of injury or death to people, livestock, and pets from flying debris. Older mobile homes will likely be destroyed. Frame homes, apartment buildings and shopping centers may see major roof and siding damage, and many trees will be uprooted. Residents should expect near total power loss after a Category 2 hurricane, with outages lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.  

Category 3 hurricane: Winds range from 111 to 129 mph. Devastating damages will occur in a category 3.  There is a high risk of injury or death to people, livestock, and pets from flying and falling debris. Nearly all older mobile homes will be destroyed, and most new ones will experience significant damage. Even well-built frame homes, apartments and industrial buildings will likely experience major damage, and the storm will uproot many trees that may block roads. Electricity and water will likely be unavailable for several days to a few weeks after the storm.  

Category 4 hurricane: Winds range from 130 to 156 mph. Catastrophic damages will occur during a Category 4. At these speeds, falling and flying debris poses a very high risk of injury or death to people, pets and livestock. Again, most mobile homes will be destroyed, even newer ones. Some frame homes may totally collapse, while well-built homes will likely see severe damage to their roofs, and apartment buildings can experience damage to upper floors. A Category 4 hurricane will blow out most windows on high-rise buildings, uproot most trees and will likely down many power lines. Power outages can last for weeks or even months after storms of this level. Water shortages are also common in the aftermath of Category 4 hurricanes, potentially making the affected area uninhabitable for weeks or months.  

Category 5 hurricane: Winds are 157 mph or higher. Category 5 hurricanes cause absolute devastation. Most buildings in its path are damaged or destroyed; trees are blown over, signs are destroyed, and power lines are knocked over.  A Category 5 hurricane is likely to uproot most trees and ruin most power poles. And like with Category 4 hurricanes, power outages will likely last for weeks to months. People should expect long-term water shortages. 

Storm damage? Call SERVPRO of Duluth at 770-622-9411.

When was the last time you reviewed your homeowner’s insurance policy?

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Homeowner’s Insurance Policy If you suffer damage to your home, call us at 770-622-9411.

When was the last time you reviewed your homeowner’s insurance policy?  Life changes fast. And when it does, your property coverage probably needs to change, too. If you’re carrying too much coverage, that means you’re overpaying. If you’re carrying too little, then you’re taking on too much risk.

Do you need to call your insurance agent?  Here’s how to find out if you’re properly covered:

  1. Did you purchase a new home?
  2. Did you remodel your home?
  3. Is your policy large enough to cover current rebuilding costs?
  4. Has it been more than 5 years since I have reviewed my homeowner’s policy?
  5. Are you covered for the actual cash value of your personal items, or do you have a replacement cost policy?

If you suffer damage to your home, call us at 770-622-9411.

What to do after a fire?

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

What to do? Fire? Call Servrpo of Duluth at 770-622-9411.

First, call SERVPRO of Duluth, 770-622-9411.  Let the experts help you recover and restore your home after a devastating loss. 

A housefire is devastating. Aside from the trauma of seeing all your memories ruined, you also have to deal with the cleanup and restoration process. We will help you through the entire process including dealing with your insurance company.

What To Do After A Fire

  1. Keep you hands clean.
  2. Don’t touch upholstery, walls or woodwork.
  3. Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  4. Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  5. If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  6. Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  7. Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  8. Change HVAC filter.
  9. Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  1. Don’t touch, move or clean anything until you reach our experts at Servrpo of Duluth. 
  2. Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  3. Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  4. Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water.
  5. Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  6. Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Commercial Damage? Call the experts at SERVPRO!

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial damage. Do you have commercial damage? Call us at 770-622-9411.

List of reason Why to call the experts at SERVPRO when you have suffered a commercial loss. 

  1. We're here to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week with water, fire, storm, and viral damages.
  1. We’ll inspect the damaged area. Our technicians promptly arrive onsite and inspect the property thoroughly to ensure all sources of damage have been identified.
  1. We’ll perform all the work. Because you have a business to operate, our expertly trained technicians will provide the highest level of services.
  1. We'll consult with your agent and adjuster after we've stabilized your environment and explain our recommendations for the restoration, mitigation, and cleaning process.
  1. We’ll be here throughout that process to ensure your property has been fully restored.

We are trusted by industry experts!

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

Trusted by Experts. Have Questions? Call Us Today – (770) 622-9411.

Why is SERVPRO an approved vendor for State Farm Insurance Companies and Farmers Insurance Companies across the United States? We are a part of the SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division, which is composed of the best of the best in restoration.  We are an elite group of specialists who are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Our local team has deployed to multiple states to assist in disasters. SERVPRO has a Disaster Recovery Team to help restore properties across the country.

When storm damage happens, call the trusted experts at SERVPRO. We're here to help.

Is it wet?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

Just because you can't see water doesn't mean it's not wet!

While inspecting the damage, our technicians are trained to check surfaces surrounding the immediate location.

We have extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

We are dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

If you have water damage, call (770) 622-9411 and let our team of specialists inspect and protect your home or business.