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Getting your business open again after water damage
With Comprehensive Water Damage Cleanup and Rebuilds, SERVPRO Gets Your Doors Open Swiftly
Water damage to a business is bad news. Whether your business is food based, a coffee shop, a clothes store, a stationery store or something else, water can bring business to a standstill. All it takes is a burst pipe, a flood, or a simple leak and suddenly you have to close your doors during repairs.
Naturally, the first concern after water damage to your Macon business is getting the water out, and your shop restored so you can resume business. Fast action is essential to minimize profit loss. That is why we recommend you call SERVPRO as soon as you are able - We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Our IICRC certified technicians begin by extracting water from your property. In some cases, a free-standing pump is enough for this. Sometimes we need to use a more powerful truck-mounted pump extractor that can remove a greater volume of water and also draw it uphill if necessary. We also have submersible pumps so that even if there is quite a depth of water (over 2 inches), we can remove it quickly.
Thorough water extraction is key to getting your business up and running again as soon as possible. We extract water first before moving on to the drying process. We train our technicians in how to position a range of commercial axial box fans, dehumidifiers and air movers for maximum effect.
However, SERVPRO also understands that extraction and drying are not the whole story. Depending on the extent of the water damage, there might also be minor or even major damage to your business premises. We save you time by taking care of repair, rebuild and construction as well, so you do not have to call in a separate service to deal with those things. We save you time, money, and stress with our comprehensive service package.
In cases of extensive damage, we supply roof tarps, and temporary fencing to secure your property and also take care of boarding up doors and windows. Do not worry about your equipment or stock: SERVPRO has well-managed warehouse space and offers a full pack-out service to keep your inventory safe as we clean the elements during repairs.
We also take care of a range of repairs including drywall removal and installation of new drywall, hardwood or tile floor repair, repainting, and removing and installing carpet.
Using one service for drying and repair is both quicker and more cost effective. Call SERVPRO of Macon at (478) 474-6700 for help.
What’s lurking in your ducts? Call us to find out!
Inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC) is a service offered by SERVPRO of Macon. Keeping the HVAC system and duct work clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at in optimal condition, which can also save you money. SERVPRO uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to remove years of dust and grime.
SERVPRO of Macon will inspect your HVAC system and duct work to make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. The inspection can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and duct work.
The SERVPRO system is the difference - we can help:
Remediate bacteria, fungi, and mold
Reduce potential for mold growth
Restore peak energy efficiency
Eliminate offensive odors
Provide free written inspections and estimates
Call us today for your estimate! (478) 474-6700
How a small leak can lead to MAJOR water damage in commercial facilities
This law office received extensive water damage due to the sprinkler system releasing water throughout.
Your Macon Business May Be Put Out of Business if You're Dealing with Commercial Water Damage
Finding a dripping line at the water fountain or a leaky toilet can seem like no big deal, but in reality, this can be a sign that your commercial site has suffered water damage. While it may be hidden, rotting floorboards and damp walls can create problems that might not be easily visible yet. These details need to be taken care of immediately.
How a Small Leak can Lead to Major Water Damage
A small leak can allow water to slowly seep into cracks around toilets, or along seams in floor coverings such as carpets or tile, and seep into the underlay of these floors. Water is a fluid that can quickly spread over time, thinly covering support systems underneath upper floors, without ever seeping through to the ceiling below. Commercial water damage in Macon businesses can be quite invisible for a long time before it is visible on the exterior of walls, ceilings, or floors. Hiding this way can allow damage to take place slowly. Massive leaks or those that happen outside of regular business hours and remain undetected, leading to standing water, can seem worse, but sometimes, the clean-up process is easier. This is because the problem may have been noticed much sooner, simply because it was apparent more quickly.
Some of this damage can be mold growth, as mold is present in practically all indoor environments, and no business is not immune to this. Most air filtration units available to the public are not 100% effective, even with HEPA filters installed, meaning some mold is still present, just in lower amounts. Moisture in the environment in the wrong place can allow these errant mold spores to grow.
Another type of damage that can happen are rotting beams and other support structures below your floors. Walls can also become affected by water that runs along their interiors, crumbling drywall, and allowing mold to grow prolifically. Carpeting can also become saturated underneath, on the padding side, and remain undetected for extensive lengths of time. Our SERVPRO of Macon professionals know how to stop this damage and get your business back to its original and safe state.
What do We Do?
We use high-powered pumps to extract any standing water, and if there is merchandise that could suffer damage from the humidity levels, we will pack up and remove these items to an off-site location. Sometimes, our technicians need the space occupied by your merchandise so it will be packed up to allow for us to work more efficiently and finish the job at hand.
After extracting any standing water, we will inspect for damages and advise you of repairs, restorative cleaning, or replacements that are needed to get things back to normal for your commercial site. We can complete a detailed inventory of damaged items and those that can be salvaged so you can present this to your insurance company.
Airing out is never enough when there is water damage of any type.Commercial dehumidifiersand water extraction equipment must be used. Monitoring the moisture and humidity levels on at least a daily basis shows how well dehumidification efforts are, and our professionals are trained and certified in IICRC techniques. This means that if drying techniques are not working as quickly as they should be, we know how to alter them, so the drying process meets ours and your expectations.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
To protect your business's future and get started on cleaning up commercial water damage, call (478) 474-6700 to reach the professionals at SERVPRO of Macon.We have proudly served the Macon area for over 37 years. We are available 24/7 to take your call and start cleaning and restoring your business site. Every day that you are unable to operate normal business procedures means you're losing money. Our goal is to get your business back to normal “Like it never even happened.”
Tips for lessening water damage for your business
In the event that your business has a water loss; here are some steps to help minimize damage and get you back in business.
- Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
- Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
- Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
- Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.
- Don’t enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid shock hazards.
- Don’t use your household vacuum cleaning to remove water; this could cause electrical shock or damage the vacuum cleaner.
- Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
SERVPRO Document Restoration
SERVPRO is a leader in the much overlooked market of document drying. In the event of a commercial water loss—it’s imperative that important documents such as legal documents, medical records and government documents are not overlooked.
SERVPRO has the capability in the event of a disaster to restore these documents. Listed below are just a few techniques that are used to help commercial clients and their pertinent documents.
• Vacuum Freeze Drying—Process in which an item containing moisture is frozen and dried using various vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation.
• Digitizing—Ability to digitize records and documents eliminating the need to have massive file rooms.
• Gamma Irradiation—is a process that is used for cleaning/disinfecting decontaminated documents. In sewage or flood water (CAT 3) situations, documents are not only deteriorating, but they are infested with all types of bacteria.
• Certified Destruction
If you have any questions about SERVPRO’s document drying services, contact us today at (478) 474-6700!
Stay prepped with an Emergency Ready Profile!
Preparing your business from natural and man made disasters is critical. Due to recent storms across our country, Macon is not immune to natural disasters. It is important to make sure that you have the proper plan in place to be best prepared for when disaster strikes.
SERVPRO of Macon has some great resources that can help you in planning the process. A few years ago we created a no cost app called the Emergency Ready Profile. This can be downloaded in the Apple App Store or Google Play store. This tool allows you to add emergency phone numbers and descriptions of where the cut off switches for your facility are located. The best part is you can print it out or leave it on your phone to access anywhere in the world.
We also have team members that are available to complete the app with a basic walkthrough of your facility. Call us at (478) 474-6700 to schedule an appointment. This service is free.
SERVPRO's Commercial Services: From Mild to Major
When it comes to commercial cleaning and restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Macon responds quickly to your business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies.
Commercial Restoration Services
•Commercial Water Damage Restoration
•Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
•Commercial Mold Remediation
•Commercial Storm and Major Events
•Disaster Recovery Team
For Emergency Services, Call 24/7 – (478)474-6700
In addition to Commercial Restoration Services, SERVPRO of Macon offers Commercial Cleaning Services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing bio-hazard contaminants. We have the specialized equipment, various products, and skilled cleaning methods to make your business look its very best.
Commercial Cleaning Services
•Air Ducts and HVAC
•Bio-hazard and Sewage
•Carpet and Upholstery
•Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
•Odor Removal and Deodorization
When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Macon has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
About SERVPRO of Macon
SERVPRO of Macon 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.
Have Questions? Call us - (478)464-6700
The 101 on Commercial Restoration Services
This commercial property was damaged from a broken water pipe above the ceiling.
When a business needs commercial fire or water damage restoration they should look for a company that provide 24 hour emergency services. SERVPRO of Macon is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. SERVPRO of Macon will be able to come out at any time of day in order to offer immediate relief and this means we can get started as soon as possible (or as soon as the fire departments have dealt with any potential health risks).
From here, SERVPRO of Macon will then go about assessing the extent of the damage. This will then allow us to come up with a good plan of action for addressing the damage and for restoring your building. Often the extent of the damage might be more severe than it appears on the face of it – for instance if mold is accruing in another room as a result of water damage, or if smoke got into an adjoining part of the building. SERVPRO of Macon will use sensors and other tools to accurately assess the damage.
When our company deals with commercial restoration we will go about sealing any leaks and preventing any further damage that could occur as a result of these issues. This might mean repairing a pipe or tarping a roof or it might mean adding a temporary measures to secure the premises while we work.
Anything that cannot be salvaged will then be disposed of to make space and other items might be moved out temporarily as well. As commercial restoration specialists we will then be able to begin removing any water using large pumps and then to start cleaning the affected surfaces using equipment such as air scrubbers. Anything that is damp will need to be dried thoroughly to prevent the spread of mold, while sanitization will also be necessary for health reasons.
Once everything is cleaned and moved out and the building is sealed, commercial restoration will then involve the repair and remodeling of various rooms. This may mean installing new fittings such as bathrooms and kitchens, it might mean replacing individual items such as cabinets or repainting the walls and re-carpeting.
Ultimately, commercial restoration done by SERVPRO of Macon can provide a wide variety of different services which together can help to clean and restore a property after it has been affected by a storm, flood, fire or any other type of damage. This will then allow you to return to business as quickly as possible.
When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, emergency water or fire restoration services, mold remediation, SERVPRO of Macon has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
•Small Office Buildings
•Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
•Small Retail Stores
•Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
•Manufacturing & Industrial