Recent Commercial Posts

The Story of a Commercial Fire Job

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Story of a Commercial Fire Job This is just one of the many areas that was affected by the fire.

A well-known local company here in Spartanburg, SC was struck by a disaster at the beginning of the year that no company would ever want to go through. A fire sparked caused by an electrical malfunction that covered the upstairs office area with flames and left everything in piles of charred debris. In panic mode, they contacted SERVPRO of Spartanburg County to restore their office spaces. As this was a massive job to take care of, our crew here at SERVPRO of Spartanburg County took the job and made it "Like it never even happened." The long process of restoring the upstairs office spaces started with taking inventory of everything that was still somewhat together and not completely burned. After that, the production crew began to tear down  everything affected by the fire and disposed of them properly. This part took the longest because the crew was removing and disposing literally everything in the office spaces. Once all of the debris was removed from the area, the cleaning and deodorizing process began. Everything was covered in soot from the insulation in the ceiling, to the floor they walked on. With our specialized equipment, the production crew was able to clean all the soot off the walls and floors and remove the smoke smell from the whole building with our deodorizing solutions and hydroxyls. Then, to ensure clean walls, the production crew pressure washed all the concrete walls to leave the walls and floors spotless. Due to the water used during the pressure washing process, the crew had to extract the standing water left over on the floors. The company was 100% satisfied and thankful for SERVPRO of Spartanburg County coming in and restoring the massive office area so they could return to normal business operations. And we also want to thank them for choosing SERVPRO for their urgent restoration needs.

Commercial Plumbing Issues

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

It is that time of year, leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping, but work must continue. The temperature is dropping which can affect your commercial building.

Pipe Bursting 

It is important to keep your pipes in your building in good shape to prevent any problems. As the days get colder, you are running the risk of your pipes freezing over which can cause crack and leaks. This can happen no mater the material. Plastic, copper, or steel can freeze which will make the pipes crack or even burst. A pipe burst can let go around 200 gallons in just one day which will cause major water damage to your commercial building.

Prevention

If you are expecting freezing temperatures, be one step ahead and close the water supply lines and washer connections. To circulate heat to the hidden pipes underneath all sinks, make sure to leave those cabinets open to allow the heat in your home help prevent those pipes from freezing.

A pipe bursting in your business could be a huge problem. It could restrain you from working. There will most likely be standing water inside the building. Call SERVPRO immediately after you discover the problem and we will be there to take care of the problem and cut that time that you are not in business way down. 

Call Today 864-576-2430

3 Winter Roof Damage Issues Business Owners Need To Know

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial 3 Winter Roof Damage Issues Business Owners Need To Know The heavy snow caused the roof to cave in.

Winter can be a hard time for business owners. Winter can cause damage to their homes but they also have to worry about their business. Here are some common issues that business owners need to be aware of as winter approaches.

Ice Dam Formation

When the warm air is rising from the inside of your building, it loosens the shingles as well as the snow on top of the shingles. The melted snow travels to colder parts of the roof where it freezes once again. That creates a blockade for the other snow that melts and falls which causes the water sitting there to seep through the lose shingles or any cracks on that roof. This will lead to water leaking into your building. One good way to prevent this is to keep the gutter clean and install a heat trace cable in the gutter to melt the snow and keep that flow going.

Icicle Formation

Similar to the ice dam formation, icicles are formed when the snow on the roof travels then freezes up on the edge of the roof. They can cause damage to your shingles and gutter and fall on the pedestrians walking by.  The simple tactic of using a rake and removing the icicles should do the trick.

Heavy Rooftop Snow Loads

All roofs are designed and built differently, which means they all support different weights. If a huge snow storm hits and your roof is left with a very large load of snow on it, your roof is running a very high risk of collapsing. And if it is bad enough, it can all fall through into your building and damage the contents in your building. If you see any signs of this problem call SERVPRO immediately.

With all of this being said, having a roof inspection before anything hits is a good idea to keep the building in good shape and everything inside that building. These points can also apply to your home as well. 

Commercial Property Clean-Up Crew

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Property Clean-Up Crew Commercial Water Damage clean-up and restoration

Flooding and water damage events at Spartanburg 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  Spartanburg County

SERVPRO of Spartanburg County 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.

What SERVPRO Can Do For You: Commercial Cleaning Edition

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What SERVPRO Can Do For You: Commercial Cleaning Edition SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning and Restoration Services.

Fire, Smoke, and Soot Cleanup and Restoration

  • Pretesting helps SERVPRO Franchise Professionals determine what type of fire has taken place. Knowing the types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.

Water Removal ad Dehumidification

  • Franchise Professionals identify the source and type of water, which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage.

Crime Scene, Biohazard, and Vandalism Cleanup

  • Franchise Technicians are trained to safely and effectively clean biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state local heath regulations.

Mold Mitigation and Remediation 

  • SERVPRO Franchise Professionals work to control and remediate mold contaminants while protecting your health and safety.

Contents Claim Inventory Service

  • Accurate inventory helps keep costs low and reduces job completion time. Franchise Professionals can provide an itemized, area-by-area loss inventory.

Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning

  • Franchise Professionals can inspect your HVAC system and ductwork. Cleaning services can be provided to help restore peak energy efficiency, eliminate offensive odors and improve indoor air quality.

Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning Care 

  • Franchise Professionals use the latest IICRC training as well as state-of-the-art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within your carpet's pile and backings.

Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications

  • Using IICRC standards for carpet as a guide, Franchise Professionals will show you  what cleaning option would be best for your carpet's level of soiling and explain the benefits of soil protection.

Odor Identification and Deodorization

  • Franchise Professionals will find the source of the odor and determine the best methods to neutralize and eliminate it.

Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods

  • Fabrics are inspected and tested to determine the safest and most effective cleaning method.

For All Your Commercial Needs, Contact Us! 864.576.2430

If Disaster Strikes Your Business In Spartanburg Your Response Time Is Critical

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

WHAT SERVPRO OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY CAN DO FOR YOU

Fire, Smoke and Sook Cleanup and Restoration

  • Pretesting helps determine what type of fire takes place. Knowing what type of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.

Water Removal and Dehumidification 

  • We'll identify the source and type of water, which determines the proper course of action. Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, minimizing secondary damage. 

Odor Identification and Deodorization

  • We find the source of the odor and determine the best methods to neutralize and eliminate it. 

Mold Mitigation and Remediation

  • We work to control and remediate mold contaminants while protecting your health and safety. 

Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning

  • We inspect your HVAC system and ductwork. Cleaning services can be provided to help restore peak energy efficiency, eliminate offensive odors and improve indoor air quality. 

Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care

  • SERVPRO of Spartanburg County Professionals use the latest IICRC training as well as state of the art equipment to remove entrapped soils from deep within your carpet's pile and backings.

Upholstry and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods

  • Fabrics are inspected and tested to determine the safest and most effective cleaning method.

At SERVPRO of Spartanburg County, we know Time is a precious commodity. So do not hesitate calling our office in your time of need 864.576.2430

Questions to Ask When Your Business Incurs Disaster

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Questions to Ask When Your Business Incurs Disaster SERVPRO: Here to Help

As a business owner and or employee, you obviously have a lot on your plate at any given time; whether it's finances, day-to-day operations, logistics, coworker relations, or anything within the realm of running a business. The list is exhaustive and the world around us often molds our businesses and how we operate.

At SERVPRO of Spartanburg County, we would like to get those gears churning today to get you thinking about the side no one ever wants to face...the side we are talking about is the inevitable fact that eventually, something inside of the well-oiled machine that is your business will experience failure and cause a big mess. Either that or a natural disaster will strike, whether it be a storm or some other type of unforeseeable act of nature.

With that said, here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself to help you in mitigating/preparing for such occurrences, as well as how to be proactive and prepared in the event that disaster strikes.

1. "Do we have an emergency plan outlined?" This is something every business should have, regardless of what it is you do. Disaster does not discriminate, and when it strikes, you need to have a plan mapped out for who to call, where emergency exits are located, and how to properly evacuate the building of any persons inside, if applicable.

2. "If something were to happen, how long could we go without operating before we start to see significant loss in revenues/production/etc.?" Make sure you are aware of how much time lost you can incur before you start to see significant loss in your day-to-day operations. Make sure you have plenty of money and or inventory saved up in case the restoration process takes a while to get your operations back to full capacity. (Just keep in mind, SERVPRO is available 24/7 for emergency services, so if you need your operations back up and running ASAP, we can be there to start the restoration process within 24 hours or less.)

3. "What will happen in regards to my contents if they are affected?" Here at SERVPRO, we are dedicated to giving our best effort to save as many of your contents as possible. If it has any chance of being salvaged, we will work tirelessly to save your contents so you don't have to file it with your insurance company. 

4. "How can I ensure that I am mitigating to the best of my abilities to avoid disaster?" Routine maintenance is always a good choice; looking to make sure your facilities and machinery are running properly is never a bad idea. Constant cleaning and making sure items stay where they belong and not somewhere that could be potentially hazardous is a simple and effective step. Another way to stay sharp is to simply educate yourself. SERVPRO offers Continuing Education (CE) courses on aspects such as fire, water, smoke, and mold damage. These courses are both engaging and informative, which will enlighten you on what to look for in terms of mitigation as well as what to do when disaster strikes, in terms of restoration.

5. "What do we do after emergency personnel leave? What now?" This is where SERVPRO comes into play! If you have any sort of damage from a disaster, do not hesitate to call us. Our mission is to serve you and give our best effort to make it "like it never even happened." As stated above, we are available 24/7 for emergencies, just one phone call away from having the help you deserve and need.