Recent Commercial Posts

Commercial Clean Services

6/18/2022 (Permalink)

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 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 Haines City/ Polk City 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
  • Vandalism

SERVPRO: Your Experts in Commercial Water Damage

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

If you have recently become a victim of commercial water damage in Florida, you may be wondering what you can do to mitigate your damages. There is a critical period in which certain actions must be taken to preserve as much of your property as possible and to decrease any risks when water damage has occurred in a commercial space.

Preparing a Space for Water Damage Restoration

Before you enter your commercial space or any flooded building, you will need to make sure the electrical power to the structure is shut off. You should also be aware that during a flooding event, small animals or reptiles tend to seek shelter inside buildings. Be prepared to deal with the discovery of wild animals in your space.

Protect yourself from entering any flooded building by wearing an organic vapor respirator. You can purchase these at any local paint and building supply stores. You also want to have rubber gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. The first thing you should do is ventilate the affected areas by opening the windows and placing fans where possible.

Unfortunately, there likely will be items that you need to throw away. Any items that are porous and have absorbed contaminated floodwater cannot be restored. If your commercial space has drywall, mattresses, pillows, box springs, particle board, carpets, or carpet pads, these will need to be discarded if they have become saturated. However, there is good news: If you have clothing or household fabrics that can be machine-washed, you may be able to salvage them. Use your washing machine to clean these items with a 10-minute soak at the minimum in hot water with detergent. The soap and normal wash should remove most of the contamination and any staining that is present.

Be aware that your commercial space will need a thorough professional inspection, cleaning, and possibly restructuring. Water-damaged walls and installations must be removed and repaired, and pockets of saturation should be exposed for drying and sanitizing. Always remember that mold growth could take a few days to appear as it thrives in a moist environment with organic-type materials such as paper or particle board and in temperatures that range between 60 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep good airflow throughout the interior environment, and maintain moderate temperatures to decrease the risk of any mold growth. It is also important that you let your space dry out before any rebuilding occurs.

Services You Can Count On in Florida

You can depend on SERVPRO to provide reasonable prices for commercial damages and other services in the Orlando area. Our restoration services include cleanup after water damage, fire damage, and storm damage. We also assist with mold remediation, and we're qualified to provide cleaning and building services. Our trained and certified IICRC technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to begin your restoration. 

Should Your Insurance Cover for Water Damage in Your Business Policy?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

Choosing appropriate coverage for your business or commercial property can be hard. There are so many things that could happen, what is most relevant to your situation? There are a few business claim constants, and one of them is water.

A Common Problem

Water damage can happen to anyone, anywhere. There are many different sources: flooding, storms, plumbing issues or sewer backups. What does this mean for an owner of commercial property? 

The average water and freezing damage claim cost is $17,000.

It is the second most common insurance claim for a commercial property to make, right under burglary and theft. 

It can be exacerbated by geography- certain areas are more prone to severe weather patterns than others, including harsh freezes and hurricanes.

Not Always Covered

A typical business insurance policy might not have specified coverage for water damage, although you may be able to make a business claim under an "all perils" plan. So, this means that your coverage will depend on your situation. If your water damage is a result of an issue that is easily avoided with routine maintenance, it will probably not be covered. If it is sudden and could not have been prevented, it probably will be covered. However, there are add-ons for specific situations, also known as riders, that you can ask for in your policy.

Preventable

Proper care can go a long way for reducing the likelihood of water damage coming from your plumbing. Freezing is a big cause of pipe break, so be sure to insulate any exposed pipes and maintain a temperature of at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit at all times. Have your drains regularly inspected and check for leaks often. Just in case, find a reliable water damage remediation company to respond should the need arise.

When looking at the history of commercial insurance and the typical business claim of commercial properties, it becomes clear where your priorities should lie. Water is present both inside and outside almost every building, so be prepared for what it can do.

Water Damage Categories and What They Mean

6/4/2022 (Permalink)

What Category of Water Causes the Flooding?

When your Florida business suffers a broken pipe, you may need to schedule a restoration service to survey the damage and conduct a water pipe repair. The exact nature of the restoration and the steps followed may depend on what category of water caused the flooding. Here's what you may need to know.

  1. White Water

Uncontaminated water is usually called white water and often comes from a broken pipe or water main. This is water that is usually considered safe for drinking or bathing, and may easily be cleaned up without worrying about sanitation issues.

  1. Grey Water

The professional performing your water pipe repair may categorize any water that comes from an appliance or area that may have come in contact with minor contaminants, such as soap or cleaning chemicals, like grey water. This water is not safe for human consumption but is not carrying harmful contaminants such as those that might come from a sewer-related issue.

  1. Black Water

The black water category is usually used when referring to any water that carries sewer contamination such as that from a flooded toilet. This may also refer to flood waters from storms or overflowing rivers as it's difficult to tell exactly what sources such water may have come into contact with. It's highly recommended that a professional be called any time water damage is suspected to fall under the black category, as specific sanitation and safety steps need to be followed.

Flooding is often categorized into three types. The category the flood damage falls under may influence the steps necessary when conducting a water pipe repair at your place of business. It's important to understand which category the water that causes any damage and your business come from so that the appropriate restoration steps may be taken. If you have any questions it's best to talk to your water damage restoration professional.



Mitigation and Restoration, What To Know

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

What To Know

If your business is at risk for storm damage you may be looking at keeping the number for a reliable flood cleanup company on file. You may also want to know if there are things you can do to protect the company property before the storm arrives. Fortunately, a professional can help with both the mitigation and restoration processes, but these steps may look very different depending on which one you're talking about. Here’s what you’ll need to know.

  1. Mitigation Occurs Before the Storm Arrives

Mitigation is the term often used to describe taking steps ahead of time to prevent an event from happening. In the case of storm mitigation, these steps can include installing a sump pump to help prevent flooding. It can also include maintaining a roof, cleaning out gutters and drainage ditches to prevent overflow, trimming overhanging branches or dead wood from trees, and tarping over any damage-prone areas for added protection.

  1. Restorations Fixes Damage a Storm Has Caused

A flood cleanup company most often dealt with restoration. This term deals with any repairs made to return an item or area to its original condition. A restoration service can remove water and debris, clean a damaged space, replace destroyed materials with new ones, and even help prevent mold growth.

  1. A Professional Can Help With Both

In both cases, a local storm damage restoration company may be able to help. These professionals have the tools and knowledge needed to repair storm-damaged areas and deal with any flooding. They may also be able to help make recommendations for mitigating any potential damage to the property before it occurs. If you have questions it’s best to call them before damage occurs to see what services they may be able to recommend.

When speaking to a flood cleanup company, it’s important to know that restoration is the process of repairing a damaged area while mitigation is the steps taken to protect that area from damage in the first place. Fortunately, a professional should be able to help and make recommendations for both parts of the process.



Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms.
 
However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings.

Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms.
 
However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings.

Commercial Services

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

Dealing with mold, fire or water damage at your facility? Call SERVPRO! We are always here to help. If you own a commercial building and have had any of the listed damages, we can assist you. Below is a list of additional services we provide.

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal, Dehumidification & Renovation
  • Mold Mitigation, Remediation & Renovation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Contents Claim Inventory
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Tile Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Upholstery Cleaning and Care
  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Renovations

Our goal is to focus on excellent customer service and to provide expert remediation, restoration and cleaning services in a timely manner and at a fair price. Our vision is to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in our industry and we take great pride in our reputation.

Water Damage to a Commercial Building

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

A water damage can happen to anyone even the biggest and best facilities. Knowing who to turn to, to get your company up and running in the shortest amount of time possible could mean everything. This photo is of a water damage caused by a toilet overflow. Not only did it affect the walls, but it also affected the carpet and contents that were in the office. The manager knew just who to call, SERVPRO. Our team showed up and was able to start the drying process. After all was said and done, our customer gave us great feedback, ALL tens on the satisfaction form. They were very pleased with our services.  

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Should You Include Insurance Coverage for Water Damage in Your Business Policy?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Choosing appropriate coverage for your business or commercial property can be hard. There are so many things that could happen, what is most relevant to your situation? There are a few business claim constants, and one of them is water.

A Common Problem

Water damage can happen to anyone, anywhere. There are many different sources: flooding, storms, plumbing issues or sewer backups. What does this mean for an owner of commercial property? 

The average water and freezing damage claim cost is $17,000.

It is the second most common insurance claim for a commercial property to make, right under burglary and theft. 

It can be exacerbated by geography- certain areas are more prone to severe weather patterns than others, including harsh freezes and hurricanes.

Not Always Covered

A typical business insurance policy might not have specified coverage for water damage, although you may be able to make a business claim under an "all perils" plan. So, this means that your coverage will depend on your situation. If your water damage is a result of an issue that is easily avoided with routine maintenance, it will probably not be covered. If it is sudden and could not have been prevented, it probably will be covered. However, there are add-ons for specific situations, also known as riders, that you can ask for in your policy.

Preventable

Proper care can go a long way for reducing the likelihood of water damage coming from your plumbing. Freezing is a big cause of pipe break, so be sure to insulate any exposed pipes and maintain a temperature of at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit at all times. Have your drains regularly inspected and check for leaks often. Just in case, find a reliable water damage remediation company to respond should the need arise.

When looking at the history of commercial insurance and the typical business claim of commercial properties, it becomes clear where your priorities should lie. Water is present both inside and outside almost every building, so be prepared for what it can do.

Forgotten Causes of Commercial Water Damage

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

Business owners usually think commercial water damage is caused by floods, massive rains, and storms. That’s often true. Weather events, storms, and flooding do shut down businesses and create major water damage in commercial buildings. Unfortunately, many business owners, commercial space renters, and entrepreneurs don’t think about and try to prevent other typical causes of water damage.   
 

1. Sprinkler systems
Some older office and retail buildings have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty, not well maintained, or in need of replacement. Many a time a poor sprinkler system has damaged commercial inventory and business assets and shut down the business. Check your system to make sure that it’s not faulty or in need of repair or replacement.

2. Appliances and equipment
Restaurants and catering businesses sometimes suffer water damage from their appliances or equipment. But any business that has appliances or equipment that use water could suffer water damage. If an appliance fails and spews water across your commercial building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water damage emergency.
 

3. Pipes and plumbing
Just like in a residential home, the plumbing system in a commercial business can fail. A broken pipe or faulty plumbing can result in major water damage in just a few hours.

4. Sewer lines
Sewer backups are another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated black water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings.
 

5. Water Heaters
Water heaters in commercial buildings can crack or lose their seal because of high pressure. You want to make sure and follow the manufacturer's guidelines and flush your water heater regularly to make sure it is working properly.

6. Roofing
One of the more obvious ways commercial buildings suffer water damage is through an old or leaky roof. Inspect the roof frequently (at least every six months) to make sure it does not need to be resealed and to be sure it drains properly. Even small leaks should be fixed immediately.

Commercial water damage? Call SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City. Call anytime 24/7 at 863-236-3553.

Commercial Mold

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage

Mold Damage can be a big problem for anyone, even for a commercial facility. Notice in the photo the mold growth along the bottom of the drywall. This was caused by an ongoing leak behind the wall. Sometimes the smallest things can cause the biggest problems when not attended to. If you suspect mold in your facility give SERVPRO a call, we will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have. We are a 24-hour emergency service company. 

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Water Damage to a Commercial Building

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage to a Commercial Building

A water damage can happen to anyone even the biggest and best facilities. Knowing who to turn to, to get your company up and running in the shortest amount of time possible could mean everything. This photo is of a water damage caused by a toilet overflow. Not only did it affect the walls, but it also affected the carpet and contents that were in the office. The manager knew just who to call, SERVPRO. Our team showed up and was able to start the drying process. After all was said and done, our customer gave us great feedback, ALL tens on the satisfaction form. They were very pleased with our services.  

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City proudly announces that we are an EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm. This means that we have fulfilled the requirements of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Section 402, and have received certification to conduct lead-based paint renovations, repair, and painting activities pursuant to 40 CFR Part 745.89. When dealing with lead based paint homes we take the proper precautions to ensure you and your family are safe. Remember the older the home the greater potential it has for lead based paint. To learn more about lead based paint or to look up our certified firm please visit http://www.epa.gov. If you have any questions regarding our services please feel free to contact us. Thank you!

Commercial Water Damage

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

A water damage can happen to anyone, even the biggest and best facilities. Knowing who to turn to, to get your company up and running in the shortest amount of time possible could mean everything. This photo is of a water damage caused by an AC leak. Not only did it affect the ceiling, but it also affected the carpet and contents that were below. The manager knew just who to call, SERVPRO. Our team showed up and was able to start the drying process. After all was said and done, our customer gave us great feedback, ALL tens on the satisfaction form. They were very pleased with our services.  

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Re-mediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Commercial Services

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

From the beginning of a construction project straight through to the end SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City will be there with you the entire time.

Not only do we provide services to our residential customers, we also provide services to our commercial customers.  From the smallest project to new construction our franchise provides all phases of commercial services.

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City strives to make all of our customers more than satisfied with their service/services.

When disaster strikes we will be there when needed.  We provide emergency response restoration and cleanup services.  

Structural integrity, materials, labor, safety, customer satisfaction and deadlines are a few of the things that SERVPRO will help you with when working on a commercial project.  The bottom line, however, is you are responsible for getting the doors open on time.

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City's In Place Drying

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Fans and holes for in place drying

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City received an urgent call from one of our valued customers stating that they had a water loss in one of their branches.  We advised her that we would be there as quickly as possible.

One of SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City's crews were on-site within 90 minutes of receiving the call.  Upon initial inspection it was found that the cause of loss was a small hot water heater under the kitchen sink.  Our technicians got right to work finding all of the affected areas, documenting everything with photos and written documentation.  The amount of equipment was determined and put in place for our in place drying.

You'll see in this photo two of SERVPRO's drying fans and holes that were drilled behind where the baseboards were due to the walls being insulated.

Once again SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City has proven that we can truly make it "Like it never even happened."

Dundee Chamber of Commerce

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO wants to thank, The Lake Dundee Chamber of Commerce, for having our Sales Rep. Dawn Cousineau join their meeting with all the members of the Chamber on 5/14/19. If you’re a member of the chamber and you own a commercial building or Residential property that has had water, fire, or mold damage please give us a call, we are always here to help. Don't hesitate to call our office at the number below. We are here to help our fellow chamber members and residents of Dundee.

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Re-mediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Commercial Mold Damage

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage

The photo Below is of a mold damage at a commercial facility. Notice the mold was located behind the baseboard. When you have a water damage that affected your walls give us a call, even though you have a mop and a fan to try to dry it. that may not be enough. We have the equipment and knowledge to dry materials that were affected. Since this wasn’t addresses when the leak first happened, the drywall had the right potential and temperature to promote mold growth. SERVPRO was called in to help.

SERVPRO of Haines City/Polk City is a Florida State licensed Certified Building Contractor, Mold Remediator, and Mold Assessor. We are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified in Fire/Water/Mold clean-up & restoration. Call us at 863-551-5004, we are always here to help.

Commercial Services

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Dealing with mold, fire or water damage at your facility? Call SERVPRO! We are always here to help. If you own a commercial building and have had any of the listed damages, we can assist you. Below is a list of additional services we provide.

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal, Dehumidification & Renovation
  • Mold Mitigation, Remediation & Renovation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Contents Claim Inventory
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Tile Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Upholstery Cleaning and Care
  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Renovations

Our goal is to focus on excellent customer service and to provide expert remediation, restoration and cleaning services in a timely manner and at a fair price. Our vision is to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in our industry and we take great pride in our reputation.