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SERVPRO can help get your business up and running

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Bay City 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 Bay City 

SERVPRO of Bay City 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

Tips on Preventing Residential and Commercial Mold Damage

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Tips on Preventing Residential and Commercial Mold Damage Mold can take over any building--here's tips to help prevent damage!

Vigilance is key to preventing mold growth. A professional mold remediation company, like SERVPRO, can address mold issues in homes and businesses as well as help property owners. However, if mold growth does occur, SERVPRO should be called immediately to minimize any damage and stop the mold from spreading.

Increase the Heat
One way to prevent Auburn commercial mold from growing is to increase the heat. When the walls on a property are too cold, moisture particles in the air condensate, creating a damp film that leads to mold formation. In the summer, keep the thermostat on a low heat setting, and insulate the walls on the property.

Reduce Steam
Steam is a common cause of residential and commercial mold damage. To reduce steam, homeowners and business owners should:

    •        Do not allow standing water to sit in the sink or a drinking glass.
    •        Install and use an extractor fan in the bathroom to clear the steam after a hot shower or bath.
    •        Put wet clothes outside on a clothesline to dry instead of indoors.
    •        Run the ventilation fan on the range hood to suck up steam from liquids boiling on the stove top.

Maximize the Air Flow
An easy way to keep residential and commercial damage from the mold at bay is to open the windows and let cold air circulate inside the property. Open windows keep surfaces dry and push mold spores outdoors. To further increase the air flow and reduce hidden pockets of air, pull furniture away from walls. If mold is spotted behind furniture or curtains, SERVPRO can help eliminate it.

Other Mold Prevention Tips
There are other ways to prevent commercial damage and residential damage from mold. SERVPRO recommends that business owners and homeowners:

    •        Fix any leaks from dripping pipes and water overflows from eavestroughs.
    •        Keep the roof in good repair, especially if the roof is flat.
    •        Throw away mold damaged items such as books and rotting food.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Bay City is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. We are proud to be an active member of the Bay City community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

When a major storm or event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Business in Bay City

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Business in Bay City SERVPRO tip: watch for ice dams

Bay City water damage can attack your commercial property without notice. Moreover, the impact of water damage can be dangerous and devastating. On top of that, business owners who experience water damage are faced with the task of arranging water removal and cleanup procedures while simultaneously expediting the process of getting their company up and running again. With all of these pressures, many business owners may find themselves growing concerned in the face of commercial water damage. However, knowing how to prevent water damage and restore property and business items that have been affected, makes good business sense. SERVPRO recommends that you read the following outline to be better prepared for potential water damage and mitigate financial strain.

Commercial Water Damage Causes can transpire at any moment, and it can result from a wide range of factors. Some of them include:
• natural disasters--rain or snow storms
• leaking roofs--poorly sealed window or door casings
• frozen pipes--ice dams
• flooding--usually requires a specific insurance policy
• sewage backups--from main or interior plumbing problem
From clear potable water from a tap to backup up sewage contaminated water, the source must be identified, stopped. Then safe water extraction. 

Commercial Water Damage Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
First, know the location of the main water shut off valve. Also, make sure that you have an emergency evacuation plan in place, personal safety first. This emergency plan should include clear instructions regarding what steps should be taken if a water damaging event takes place. Make sure that the plan includes the phone numbers of your insurance company, local police and fire departments, contractors, and personnel. Designate an individual who will make important decisions if you are absent when the emergency occurs.

The Importance Of Hiring Professional Services
Although you may feel inclined to handle the water extraction and cleanup processes on your own, a professional effort will shorten your down time, salvage more capital investments, and protect your customers and clients interests and needs. In fact, most business owners lack the advanced knowledge and specialized equipment necessary to expedite and optimize the water damage remediation process. Skilled professionals from SERVPRO will be able to provide you with detail-oriented, comprehensive services that get your property restored in the least amount of time. 

Let SERVPRO's Professionals Assist You Now
If your St Petersburg commercial property is subjected to water damage, rely on the expertise and experience of our IICRC-certified technicians. Our goal is to economically and expediently restore your business property to its pre- water damage condition.

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Bay City has the training, equipment, and experience to handle large or small commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building in Essexville or big box store in Bay City or Auburn, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about Learn more about our training and certifications.   Call us 24/7 for immediate help. (989) 893-8340

Call SERVPRO for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration and Repair Service

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Call SERVPRO for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration and Repair Service SERVPRO can help restore your building after a fire!

Commercial fire damage repair may not be something you think you will ever need for your business, but the unfortunate reality is some businesses will experience a fire damaging event. Fires can be caused by an electrical shortage from overloading an extension cord to a lightning strike. Especially common are cooking accidents in restaurants. As soon as the flames are extinguished by firefighters, you may begin to worry what steps are required to resume business as usual. The best advice is to be prepared for this possible event and have a plan.

The Damage Caused by a Fire 
When you experience commercial fire damage to your Bay City business, you may reflect on the mess left behind in the charred ruins of the property. However, the damage you need to contend with will go far beyond the ashes. To repair the property entirely after experiencing a damaging fire, you will need to seek the help of a professional team like SERVPRO. Water may have to be extracted after the firefighters' efforts. The smoke damage may cause more of a problem that the burnt materials from the fire. While a fire may be contained in one area of the building, smoke can fill most or all of the areas, and it can cause significant damage and odors. Our trained Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can resolve these issues. When smoke and water damage are dealt with appropriately, the structure will not show any aftereffects. "Like it never even happened."

A fire loss within your enterprise, whether a retail store, rental apartment building, professional office, or a warehouse, costs you customer goodwill and loss of profitability when business cannot be conducted. We can generate a corporate program called the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS.) This report will categorize all affected materials, furniture and equipment, stock, electronics, and documents. We suggest what is salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. The final decision rests with you and your insurance company as to how we proceed. SERVPRO is a preferred commercial fire damage restoration company to more than 300 insurance companies, federal and municipal entities, and property management companies. We willingly coordinate efforts with your insurance adjuster to efficiently and economically restore your business in the best manner possible.

When to Make the Call 
After you have dealt with commercial fire damage, you may ask yourself when do you need to make the call to a professional for assistance. The time to contact SERVPRO of Bay City is as soon as the fire is out. Our business is to get you back in business. Rely on us, 24/7 for an immediate response, by calling (989) 893-8340.