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Emergency Ready Profile

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro of Duluth (770) 622-9411. Emergency Ready Profile App.

Disasters and emergencies always strike without warning. Preparation is an important key to making it through any size of disaster. It is best to plan before any disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of Duluth offers a “free non-committal” emergency program called an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). It is a startup approach that provides critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference for important buildings and contact information. By signing up with SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disasters. We are the leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage

  • A no cost assessment of your facility. This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you an excellent value at no cost.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Duluth as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. This saves time, so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information. Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Call today for a FREE consultation. 

770-622-9411

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro of Duluth (770) 622-9411. To get a quote or learn more about Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program give us a call at 770-622-9411.

Let us help you get back to business 

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned or CSC is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning. We’re offering this program to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Extensive training and specialized products 

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.  

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen. 

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify 

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify. 

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch points, foot traffic and congestion points. 
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.  
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard. 

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation 

770-622-9411

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro of Duluth (770) 622-9411. SERVPRO of Duluth (770) 622-9411.

Flooding and water damage events at any 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. 

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. 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 Duluth 

SERVPRO of Duluth 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. 

Preparation for Your Business!

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

notes on notebook with words 'Preparation is the Key" SERVPRO of Duluth (770) 622-9411 so we can help your business better prepare.

In recent years, many different types of disasters have affected the United States. Flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and blizzards are natural disasters that can threaten your home, business, and community.  Your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals want you and your customers to be aware of the steps to take to help prepare for the worst. 

How quickly your company can get back to business after a natural disaster often depends on today's emergency planning. While each situation is different, your organization can be better prepared if you put an emergency procedure in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies. A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, the local economy, and the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival. If you answered "NO" to any of the questions below, call SERVPRO of Duluth (770) 622-9411 so we can help your business better prepare.

  1. Be Informed. Do you know what kind of emergencies might affect your company? Do you know what you will do in an emergency?
  2. Develop a Business Continuity Plan. Do you know which staff, procedures, and equipment are necessary to keep operating? Do you have back-up plans for those operations? Do you know what you will do if your building or plant is not accessible? Do you know what you will do if a disaster impacts your suppliers? Are you ready for utility disruptions?
  3. Prepare your Emergency Plan. Do you have an evacuation and shelter-in-place plan? Do you have a plan to communicate with employees before, during, and after an incident? Do you have copies of buildings and site maps with utilities and emergency routes marked? Are your employees trained for medical emergencies?
  4. Practice the Emergency Plan. Have you practiced your plan recently? Do you practice and coordinate with other businesses in your building or industrial complex? Have you reviewed your plans in the last 12 months?
  5. Review of Insurance Coverage. Have you reviewed your insurance coverage recently to see if you're covered in a disaster?
  6. Secure Your Facility and Equipment. Have you secured all the ways people, products, and supplies get into your building? Have you conducted a room-by-room walk-through to determine what can be strapped down?
  7. Improve Cyber Security. Do you regularly install patches to your software? Have you installed a firewall on your computer? Do you regularly update your antivirus software? 
  8. Promote Family and Individual Preparedness. Do you encourage employees to have a personal emergency supply kit and a family communication plan?

Vandalism Clean Up

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Duluth (770) 622-9411. Animated figures doing various activities. Vandalism Damage? Call us 24/7 - 770-622-9411

Vandalism and graffiti on your property can be very frustrating and upsetting. It can range from relatively minor pranks to mischievous destruction of a property. If not addressed in a timely manner it may risk vandals of doing it again. Simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can often cause significant water and mold damage issues as well.  

SERVPRO of Duluth will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from your properties. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, they can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. With our highly trained technicians, we can offer the following services: 

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal 
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning 
  • Odor removal and deodorization 
  • Debris removal 
  • Water damage restoration 
  • Fire damage restoration 
  • Mold damage restoration 
  • Contents cleaning 

5 Hurricane Categories

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

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  

In a 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  

In a 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  

In a 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  

In a 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  

In a 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

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! 

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.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

flooded commercial property If your property is flooded or has water damage, call us 24/7 at 770-622-9411.

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and quick responses. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly as possible 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.

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 will be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Duluth is open 24/7 to respond to your emergency needs. Call us at 770-622-9411

Vandalism Clean Up

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

characters conducting vandalism Vandalism Damage? Call us 24/7 - 770-622-9411

Vandalism and graffiti on your property can be very frustrating and upsetting. It can range from relatively minor pranks to mischievous destruction of a property. If not addressed in a timely manner it may risk vandals of doing it again. Simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can often cause significant water and mold damage issues as well.  

SERVPRO of Duluth will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from your properties. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, they can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. With our highly trained technicians, we can offer the following services: 

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal 
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning 
  • Odor removal and deodorization 
  • Debris removal 
  • Water damage restoration 
  • Fire damage restoration 
  • Mold damage restoration 
  • Contents cleaning