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Helpful Hints if you ever experience a Business Fire
Experience a fire at your office? Call SERVPRO® of Greater Waco 254-224-5999
A fire anywhere can be a traumatic experience, but when it hits your business, it can mean a loss of income for yourself, employees and your lifeline of financial survival. By keeping a level head and following a few steps, your business can come out unscathed.
- Take a deep breath and begin going over your contingency plan. Careful planning before a major event will help alleviate additional stress and keep you on an organized path throughout the chaos.
- Take photos and document as much as possible. The professionals at SERVPRO of Greater Waco utilize 360-degree photo technology to survey the entire structure while documenting every inch of the loss. Make sure to keep any receipts for expenses related to the fire and begin to collect important documents. Things like proprietary business documents, employee files and insurance paperwork are all things you may need. If you question the need to keep it, keep it. It’s better to have too much than to accidently throw away that one form you might need.
- Call your insurance company. A quick response means they can begin to file your claim faster and set you up to begin the process of recovery. You may also want to check if you have business interruption insurance. Depending on the policy, you may have funds available for specific business expenses incurred from the fire.
- Contact your network. Contact any vendors, employees or customers that may be impacted by the shutdown. Delay or cancel any pending deliveries and go over your contingency plan with employees.
- Secure the facility. If structurally sound, consider boarding up windows or locking the facility to prevent any secondary damage or looting of the facility. Also, make sure anything of value has been removed from the building, Things like important documents, hard drives (even damaged ones) or equipment that can be of value secondhand
Experience a fire at your office? Call SERVPRO® of Greater Waco 254-224-5999
SERVPRO of Greater Waco: Heroes Wanted!
Come join our team at SERVPRO of Greater Waco!
Stuck in a dead-end job, and ready to make a career change that really makes a difference? With competitive pay and a quick promotion schedule consider joining the SERVPRO of Greater Waco team! We’re currently on the lookout for motivated and dependable people to join our production technician team.
As a production technician, you’ll have the opportunity to help your community through emergency restoration, mitigation, and cleaning. The best part? We provide skilled training and industry licensing to help you succeed while providing a 40-hour work week and the opportunity for overtime.
Worried about economic shifts or natural disasters impacting your career? Not at SERVPRO of Greater Waco. Through all of the turmoil, SERVPRO has thrived and provided emergency services to those most impacted without having to rely on massive layoffs to survive all while being a locally and independently owned and operated SERVPRO franchise.
-Explain processes and answer customer’s questions
-Perform production processes, as scheduled, and ensure quality control
-Clean and maintain vehicles, equipment, warehouse and office area
-Use equipment and materials appropriately
-Ability to travel locally or out of state when necessary
-High school diploma or GED
-Ability to regularly lift 50 pounds and the ability to lift 100 pounds with assistance
-Experience in cleaning/restoration preferred
-IICRC certifications preferred
-Walking and standing for long periods of time
-Ability to climb ladders and work at ceiling height
-Ability to work in tight spaces (ex: crawl spaces)
-Repetitive pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying objects
Think these qualities sound like you? Send your resume to office@SERVPROgreaterwaco.com. We look forward to having you join our team!
Team Accomplishments at SERVPRO® of Greater Waco
Congratulations to Jared Scott, Jenifer Calhoun, Ryan Jones on their IIRC Water Restoration Technician certification
Congratulations to Jared Scott, Jenifer Calhoun, Ryan Jones, and other team members for obtaining their Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, Water Restoration Technician certification.
Jared is a Production Technician at SERVPRO® of Greater Waco and has been a part of the SERVPRO of Greater Waco family for several months. He is married with 2 children with a baby boy on the way. He brings in a background as a production lead with experience in OSHA, FEMA and Hazmat. In his free time, Jared enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and being outdoors.
Jenifer is a Job File Coordinator at SERVPRO® of Greater Waco. She served in the United States Air Force and most recently worked in e-commerce. She is a graduate of Subsea Robotics and is also a certified fiber optic installer. In her free time, you can find Jenifer officiating high school football, roller derby, and spending time with her family.
Ryan is a Production Technician with SERVPRO® of Greater Waco. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was most recently a chef. In his free time, you can find Ryan at the local horseshoe pit, throwing darts, or spending time on the water.
SERVPRO® of Greater Waco provides training, continuing education, and requires that all of our technicians obtain professional licenses and certifications to ensure the highest quality in our work. We believe that a high level of training and experience in our staff equates to success in the field of restoration and mitigation.
The IICRC, sets the national and industry standard for cleaning and restoration. Whether you call the office or are at your home on a job site, anytime you see a SERVPRO of Greater Waco professional, you know that you are in the hands of an industry standard licensed professional.
Need A Water Restoration Company? Call SERVPRO® of Greater Waco 254-224-5999
Who You Gonna Call? CALL SERVPRO!
SERVPRO of Greater Waco is ready and on-call 24/7
SERVPRO ofGreater Waco specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Let us take the worry out of emergency. You can be assured that our technicians will explain the process from start to finish so you know exactly what is going on in your home. Our crews are highly trained in applied structural drying, fire and smoke damage restoration, lead based paint activities and restoration and many more. We use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are local, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost. We’re available 24/7 so night or day, we are just a call away at 254-224-5999 for your emergency restoration needs.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Waco and the surrounding areas, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flood disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,750 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery https://www.SERVPROgreaterwaco.com/emergency-restoration. Teams https://www.SERVPROgreaterwaco.com/emergency-restoration , that are strategically located throughout the United States. We recently were able to collect additional air movers that required over 100 units and still support other emergency service requests in the area. When emergencies strike, we make solutions happen.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 254-224-5999
A Higher Standard of Clean- Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Shield Logo
There’s never a convenient time for Covid-19 contamination to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning and sanitizing is an hour of lost revenue, productivity and potential infection. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning and sanitation, leave it to the professionals of SERVPRO Greater Waco for your biohazard cleanup needs with our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned for next level professional cleaning service. Our goal is to leave your customers, employees and community members rest assured that a business cleaned by SERVPRO Greater Waco is a “Higher Standard of Clean”.
We have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business in a clean and safe environment with technicians on-call 24/7. Our cleaning follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s parameters to ensure you come back to a safe environment and goes above and beyond normal janitorial cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the SERVPRO shield window decal with the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned emblem along with date of sanitize and disinfection. This gives your customers proof that you’ve went above and beyond for your Covid-19 cleaning procedures to ensure their safety during these trying times. We’re all in this together but let SERVPRO Greater Waco take some of the stress of next level sanitation off your list.
A Covid-Free Holiday Season
Christmas tree in Waco Texas with illuminating twinkle lights and ornaments
While this time of year everyone has done the gobble til’ they wobble, SERVPRO Greater Waco is on emergency standby for Aunt Greta’s famous, “it’s ready when the smoke alarm tells me”, pie. What people may not know is this year’s mission is even much more extensive with the spread Covid-19. We are here to make your home Covid free and clean with our biohazard professionals ready to clean and disinfect according to protocols set by the CDC. Here are some tips from www.cdc.gov to make your holiday, virus free.
- Host outdoor activities rather than indoor activities as much as possible. If hosting an outdoor event is not possible, and you choose to host an indoor event, avoid crowded, poorly ventilated, or fully enclosed indoor spaces.
- Increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to the extent that is safe and feasible based on the weather.
- Provide or encourage attendees to bring supplies to help you and others stay healthy. For example, extra masks (do not share or swap with others), hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and tissues.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Host activities with only people from your local area as much as possible.
- Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between use when feasible. Use EPA approved disinfectants.
- Avoid large group settings
From our families, to yours, have a safe and happy holiday season.
McGregor, Texas - Old C3 Communications Building
With our prompt response to this call we were able to dry out the affected materials to prevent secondary damage.
The gulf coast continues to receive copious amounts of rain as tropical storms loom in what weather experts have predicted to be an extremely active hurricane season. Locally, we have received some much needed rain, ending the burn ban placed on McLennan county. All this rainfall has also resulted in more calls from homeowners and businesses seeking water mitigation services due to a leak in the roof and flooding stemming from a drain malfunction.
We were contacted by the City of McGregor for water mitigation for the unoccupied structure where C3 communications was once housed. On arrival, crew members noted that the commercial grade carpet was soaked below the source of damage and that ceiling tiles had fallen about the cubicles and office chairs. To prevent possible injury, unsalvageable ceiling tiles were removed and bagged. Once equipment was placed on the first day, our technicians would return for equipment checks to monitor the drying process. In some cases, holes must be drilled to facilitate the drying of walls, but this was not necessary for this job as no walls had been affected.
Car Dealership HVAC Leak
This was as slippery as it looks.
We were called to an auto dealership here in Waco after their HVAC had leaked onto the floor and carpet in the showroom and into several offices. Upon arrival, we noted the musty smell in the air and the slip hazards as we began to scope the damage. In the HVAC closet, our technicians used extractors to suck up the water that had pooled under the unit and then began the process of removing affected drywall and insulation. Other puddles around the primary affected areas were also promptly extracted to prevent a slipping accident. Once all the water had been extracted, air movers were placed to dry the remaining studs and a dehumidifier was placed to pull the excess moisture out of the air. It did not take long to dry and we are now in the reconstruction process for this job.
In Search of a Leak in Hewitt, TX
Sometimes we have to create the environment for leaks to appear in order to make repairs.
Sometimes our clients contact us because there is evidence of a water loss but they are unable to find the source of the damage. This is where our creative problem solving comes into play. For this Hewitt area business, it was necessary for us to access the roof and spray water onto the area the leak appeared to be coming from while another person was inside of the building looking for the opening. We discovered a tear in the TPO (or thermoplastic polyolefin), a roofing membrane which water would seep through every time it rained. Once we identified the source we were able to begin repairs and ensure that the structure was dried.
With an open line of communication between the client and ourselves, we were able to have the repairs completed in a timely fashion so that it was business as usual in no time at all.
Proactive Cleaning for Home and Work
Call your trusted professionals, we are available 24/7
During this unprecedented time, SERVPRO of Greater Waco is here to help with your cleaning and disinfecting needs. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the ways we operate and conduct our businesses. Having professionally trained specialists adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards should put SERVPRO of Greater Waco at the top of you list if you are in need of cleaning and sanitizing services.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set protocols for cleaning and disinfecting your home or business that SERVPRO will follow. We will go beyond the scope of regular janitorial staff, and we have years of experience dealing with bioremediation.
The CDC recommends cleaning of surfaces that are touched often such as door knobs, tabletops, light switches, counters, bathroom fixtures, handrails, toilets, tablets, phones, and keyboards. Other areas discussed in the CDC’s commercial spaces guide include: bathrooms, kitchens, offices, schools, retail spaces, shelving, fitness equipment, carpets and rugs, and playground equipment.
SERVPRO of Greater Waco also has the recommended EPA approved cleaning products with claims against similar pathogens to Covid-19. We will follow all guidelines provided by local authorities and the CDC.
For questions for proactive cleaning, or any other type of cleaning or sanitizing call your trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Greater Waco any time at (254) 224-5999
COVID-19 and You
For more information about COVID-19 and for current updates, follow the CDC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Concerns are widespread about coronavirus disease 2019 in our community, so naturally we went directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help understand the virus, prevention and what individuals who discover they are sick can do. Here are a few things from www.cdc.gov we found especially informative:
What is the source of the virus? According to www.cdc.gov, COVID-19 is from a family of coronaviruses that cause illness in humans while others affect animals. Genetic analysis of COVID-19 says it originated in bats but they are unsure how it jumped into humans. (For more info about the source and spread of the virus go HERE.)
How can I help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19? Currently there is no vaccine to prevent contracting coronavirus disease 2019, but there are ways to prevent the spread of it such as:
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough, sneeze and throw all tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect areas and objects that are frequently touched with household cleaning spray or wipes
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (About the length of the song “Happy Birthday”)
- After going to the bathroom
- Before eating
- After blowing your nose
- After coughing
- After sneezing
- If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
- The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from COVID-19, only when a healthcare professional recommends it. Use of facemasks are crucial for people who have COVID-19 to protect others from becoming infected, for health workers and other people who come into close contact with individuals who are sick.
Though there are no disinfectants that are specific to COVID-19, the CDC recommends labeled hospital-grade disinfectants that are effective against similar viruses.
SERVPRO® of Greater Waco professionals are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning/sanitation standards provided by the CDC and local authorities. SERVPROXIDE is an EPA certified, hospital-grade disinfectant that has been found to be effective against viruses similar to Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
We cannot prevent or eradicate the virus, but if asked, we will perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize your property.
For more information about COVID-19 and for current updates, follow the CDC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Hand washing Can Be FUN!
For updates and more information, follow the CDC at www.cdc.gov
There are always public concerns regarding germs, the common cold and the safety of the very young, the very old and those with suppressed or compromised immune systems. The simplest and most effective way to help protect these individuals and the general public is ensuring that proper hand-washing procedures are being utilized.
Much of this training begins at home, so we wanted to provide some support for parents and kids to help promote proper hand-washing procedures.
Here's what the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention suggest to help:
- Teach kids the five easy steps for hand-washing:
- The key times to wash hands:
- after using the bathroom
- before eating
- You can find ways to make it fun, like making up your own hand-washing song or turning it into a game.
For more information on the importance of hand-washing, check out www.cdc.gov
Commercial Facility Types: PART I
Just as SERVPRO® of Greater Waco provides water and fire remediation for residential structures, we also provide the same for commercial properties as well. Our industry categorizes large facilities into four types: industrial, institutional, complex residential and commercial.
Per the IICRC S500, an industrial building is primarily used for manufacturing or distribution. General industrial typically includes facilities that process food, in manufacturing, high tech, metal processing and pulp and paper firms. Some examples of these are breweries, food packaging, electronics, automotive, factories and refineries. Other types of buildings included are warehouse and storage facilities and agricultural facilities.
Institutional facilities are primarily used in forms such as schools, hospitals, government buildings, sport complexes, airports and libraries. These also include structures used for public assembly such as convention centers and theaters as well as religious buildings that are used for worship, study and fellowship.
Continue reading next blog: Commercial Facility Types: PART II
Post-Holiday Clean Up
"Like it never even happened."
Holiday celebrations will be over soon and homes and businesses will be filled with reminders of good times and warm memories. We may not want to keep all of these little reminders, however. Like the time that jar of salsa spilled on the carpet or when the dog ran in and shook itself in the hallway after having a nice muddy romp outside.
We offer general cleaning services here at SERVPRO® of Greater Waco that include but are not limited to:
Vacuuming (to remove pine needles, scraps from gifts, Styrofoam flakes, glitter, spray on snow, food crumbs, animal hair, tracked in soil/leaves)
Carpet cleaning (spot cleaning, accident stains, coffee, wine, food, soil and more)
Laundering (table and bed linens, dry-cleaning items)
Sanitization (food prep areas, kitchen, dining, living areas, bathrooms)
Wall wipe down (hand smudges from foot traffic, spills, dust)
Clean large appliances (fridge, oven, dishwasher, washer, dryer)
Deodorization (by room or a whole building)
Let us help you make it #likeitneverevenhappened and get your home restored for the New Year!
Oh, Christmas Tree: Safety
Water your Christmas tree, safety first!
It’s December and many homes have their Christmas decoration decking the halls in true holiday spirit. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2011 and 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 200 home fires that began with a Christmas tree. (See Fact Sheet HERE.) Dried out trees are a fire hazard and should be properly maintained during the month of December and disposed of properly after Christmas (or when it is dry). If you’ve never watched the live Christmas tree burn conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), follow the link HERE to watch a minute and a half video on how quickly a dried-out Christmas tree fire burns in comparison to a well-watered tree.
Here are a couple pointers from the NFPA to help you stay fire safe during this holiday season:
- Pick a fresh tree; less dry, less flammable
- Cut 2” off the base of the trunk before placing in water; water daily
- Keep away from heat sources such as heaters, fireplaces, candles and even lights.
- Use lights with a recognized testing lab label; use accordingly if meant for indoor or outdoor use
- Replace lights with broken cords, loose bulb connections and ensure that manufacturer’s instructions are followed when connecting several strands of Christmas lights
- Also, the 20th century called to remind us to PLEASE NOT use candles on Christmas trees.
End of Year Commercial Cleaning
Let us help make your place of business New Year ready
‘Tis the season for end of year celebrations and potlucks in the workplace which may leave your carpets and furniture looking less than prepared for the New Year. Whether it’s a commercial kitchen needing a heavy-duty cleaning or carpeting needing to be cleaned, here at SERVPRO® of Greater Waco, we are equipped to your commercial cleaning needs. Check out some of the services we provide that you may find useful in getting your business New Year ready:
- Carpet cleaning for stains from spills and tracked in mud
- Furniture cleaning for office seating
- Cleaning of walls
- Content cleaning
We will work with you and your budget to build your personalized estimate and ensure there are no unexpected charges. Give us a call at 254-224-5999 and schedule an inspection and let us make it “Like it never even happened.”
Document Restoration Part 3
Paper goods will not often look 'new' after being restored due to the effects of water on paper fiber at a molecular level.
We wanted to compile some common Q&A to give you some more insight into our Document Restoration services.
What kind of documents are you able to restore?
Documents we restore include, but are not limited to: photos, photo albums, yearbooks, legal documents, and books. Depending on the paper used, some documents will fuse together.
Will my book will be returned ‘good as new’ after it is dried?
Due to the effects of water on paper fibers at a molecular level, we cannot return documents to looking ‘new’ but can dry them to allow possible use or digitization afterwards. Loose leaf documents will be returned in the same order as we received them.
Will I have to ship my documents to you? How safe will they be?
We will inventory package your documents on location, arrange shipping regardless of size and can pick up anywhere in the U.S. We will pick up and transport all documents in a secure vehicle with cold storage capability to freeze documents and stabilize them to prevent further damage. Once they arrive at SERVPRO® Corporate we can begin the restoration process immediately by vacuum freeze drying or placed in cold storage until processed.
How long will this take?
The timeframe from beginning to the return of your documents will take approximately 30-60 days. The processing time will depend on the quantity of documents or goods being restored, services being completed and the damage sustained to documents.
For more information on our document restoration services, give us a call at 254-224-5999.
Document Restoration Part 1
We can dry and disinfect damaged books such as this Bible that became water damaged.
Here at SERVPRO® of Greater Waco, we take pride in providing our clients with restoration services for the home and place of business. A service we provide which you may not be aware of is our document restoration services. Though many individuals are now opting for electronically stored documentation, there are instances that after water damage, there are documents, photos and other paper products that need restoration.
One of the processes used to remove moisture from documents that we utilize is vacuum freeze drying. In this process, an item that contains moisture is frozen and dried using various vacuums and pressures. The purpose of this is to achieve sublimation, which is the conversion of a solid into a gas without going through the liquid stage. An example of this would be how dry ice turns into a gas without creating a puddle. Freeze drying is the most efficient and effective way to salvage water damaged documents, and is approved by the National Archives and Records Administration and General Services Administration. Using a process like dehumidification would alter the structure of the paper’s fiber and leave it brittle, which is not recommended at all.
We also offer digitization of documents, which is when an original document is scanned and converted into an electronic form. This allows it to be easily stored, shared and eliminates paper file storage rooms. The ability to access specific records at a click of a button increases efficiency and is becoming standard practice in most industries.
Continue reading at Document Restoration Part 2.
Commercial Loss? We Can Handle It.
This indoor pool facility was dried down and ready for rebuild when we were through with it.
Central Texas has had its share of rain and we have stayed busy with many residential calls due to unexpected flooding and water damage. But did you know we are also equipped and staffed for the needs of a commercial loss as well?
We were recently called to a multi-unit commercial building that had suffered severe water damage due to recent storms. Of the 6 units that were damaged, 2 of the businesses were able to resume normal operations as we began the restoration process. We were able to remove wet and damaged material and replace insulation and ensure that the building was thoroughly dry.
SERVPRO® of Greater Waco understands that the needs of running a business remain even when faced with a water loss. Our technicians work quickly to assess the damage in your building so that restoration may begin as soon as possible. We want you to be able to resume your day to day company routine with as little interruption as possible while also working within your budget and alongside your insurance company.
Call SERVPRO® of Greater Waco 24/7 for more information or to schedule an appointment: (254) 224-5999.
Need remediation for your business?
An example of air movers and dehumidifiers used in our water damage restoration jobs.
When faced with water or fire damage in your place of business, we understand that the safety of your clients and employees are a top priority. There are risks that arise from a water or fire event that if improperly cleaned or remediated could result in significant further damage. For example, after a water event there could be the hazard potential for slips or falls and if the water remains standing for long periods it could develop smells, begin to grow mold, and can deteriorate any flooring into an unsalvageable state.
Fire events have their own risks including ‘fire soot’ that contains chemicals like formaldehyde (used in embalming). Fire Soot is extremely acidic and if these soot chemicals remain on your business’ walls, ceilings, air ducts, furniture, and vents of your structure they can begin to permanently affect them. Here at SERVPRO® of Greater Waco we work hard for you to restore your structure to its preloss state. We are available to help you bypass any restoration project planning and reduce the overall cost that is required to restore your building back to its preloss state. A timely response can also decrease the exposure duration to unhealthy conditions that could cause sickness to anyone who enters the premise. Make sure to call SERVPRO® of Greater Waco at (254)-224-5999 if your business is affected by a fire or water damage.
Here's an example of multiple types of growth that was found behind the cabinets in a Waco area home.
With the popularity of home improvement shows such as Fixer Upper and Property Brothers it is now commonplace to hear concerns over the horrors of ‘toxic black mold.’ Though the worry is not unfounded, they are often littered with misconceptions regarding mold. Here at SERVPRO® of Greater Waco we know that only by educating ourselves as much as possible about a problem can we better equipped in resolving it.
It’s important to understand that mold itself isn’t toxic, it is the mycotoxins released by certain molds that are harmful. Some of the culprits that release mycotoxins include: Stachybotrys or “black mold” (a.k.a. stachybotrys chartarum, stachybotrys atra) and species of aspergillus including aspergillus niger, aspergillus flavus, aspergillus fumigatus. For more information check out https://moldpedia.com which goes into some more detail about these species of mold.
Exposure to mold can go undetected but can show up as allergy symptoms such as sneezing, sore eyes, runny nose and nasal congestion that improve when you leave the building. Mold is found everywhere because it can grow on almost any surface as long as the temperature, food source and moisture meet its needs (check out our photo gallery HERE for some good examples of what mold looks like in buildings). In a recent mold inspection of a home in Waco, Tx, it was discovered that the structure contained over 20 types of molds including stachybodrys.
If you suspect that mold of any type is growing in your home or business do not hesitate to call us at (254) 224-5999 to schedule an inspection. An incomplete mold remediation could spread out the mold and lead to more mold growth so we ask that you practice caution if you decide to undertake the project yourself. Read more about what the CDC suggests regarding mold cleanup HERE.
Do you ever think of the plumbing in your business?
This commercial building water heater corroded inside until the tank began to leak. The Waco area business called SERVPRO of Greater Waco to help.
Cracked water mains or broken pipes can be a major plumbing issue for a business owner. Plumbing problems can add a great deal of stress and anxiety to an owner. Proper and effective management can aid in lowering the chance of a plumbing disaster.
- Preventative maintenance: Preventative maintenance is essential to protecting your property, employees and customers. Have a routine in place to inspect your plumbing on a fairly regular basis. At the very least, do a yearly full inspection of all of your plumbing.
- Fix small problems to prevent large ones: The reason preventative maintenance is important is addressing minor issues as you find them after inspection. A plumbing issue can possibly lead to lost business, so fixing problems when they are found is essential.
- Have a reliable vendor: Find a trusted and reliable plumbing company in your area. There are many avenues you can take in order to find a reliable plumbing specialist. Find one that you are comfortable with and see yourself doing business with for years to come.
Plumbing problems can be a major headache so taking the time to detect and fix problems is very important to keep your business up and running. SERVPRO of Greater Waco is here to help if a plumbing catastrophe does affect your business, but we also want businesses in our community to be safe and free of issues that can be prevented. If SERVPRO of Greater Waco can be of any service to your business, give us a call at 254-224-5999, we will be glad to help.
Restoring Your Waco Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
The attic of a Waco commercial property which suffered a water loss. SERVPRO of Greater Waco responded and was able to get the business back open.
Flooding and water damage events in Waco commercial properties are often challenging with countless issues that require a knowledgeable trained expertise and a timely response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup or a large-scale event, we work as fast as possible to deal with the situation and make it like never even happened. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. Restoring commercial properties offer many challenges so as trained professionals, we understand the legal and environmental concerns you may have and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budget. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. We are trained to arrive with all the necessary equipment needed for the job and at a fast pace. Give us a call when your next emergency arises! About SERVPRO of Greater Waco: SERVPRO of Greater Waco specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to multiple IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property like it never even happened!
Does your business need SERVPRO of Greater Waco?
This commercial loss in a Waco building was more complex than it seemed. Several floors, along with the attic were affected from this pipe break.
Have you mentioned to your neighbor how unpredictable Texas weather is these days? It’s hot then cold, there’s a drought or it floods. No matter, you check the weather, adjust your wardrobe accordingly and continue about your day. But the weather brings about changes in the world around you, some that cannot be easily detected. Small, insignificant damage can be occurring in the materials surrounding you in your business and can become a much larger issue to your office when coupled with a water or fire loss. That’s why you call SERVPRO of Greater Waco. As stressful as these situations are, you can rest assured that SERVPRO of Greater Waco is here to assist you through it. Our technicians are specially trained and certified in water damage restoration of structure, flooring and upholstery. We are equipped to clean and dry your place of business as quickly as possible so that you may continue on "Like it never even happened." We strive in keeping our clients updated through the entire restoration process while ensuring we use every means necessary to salvaging all items that may have become wet. SERVPRO of Greater Waco technicians are on call 24 hours to respond to your emergency and provide you the with specialized water cleanup and restoration services to get your business up and running as soon as possible. Give SERVPRO of Greater Waco a call today at 254-224-5999.
Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)
Preparation is vital for your business to survive any type of disaster. The disaster may be a large fire, a seemingly harmless water leak, or a flood due to a hurricane. The ideal time to prepare for such a traumatic event is long before the event occurs.
According to the latest research, as many as 50% of businesses may never recover after suffering a disaster. Of those that do survive, the vast majority of them have a plan in place in order to react to a disaster with timeliness and effectiveness.
At SERVPRO of Greater Waco, we can develop an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business. Knowing what to do and what to expect before an unforeseen disaster hits is essential to help minimize damage to your property and allow you to continue doing business with as little interruption as possible. The ERP is a tool that provides critical information to you or your key employees to begin mitigation and recovery for your business. Ask SERVPRO of Greater Waco how you can take advantage of this service at no cost so that you will be able to have a plan prepared to quickly get your business back on track.
Feel Free to give us a call at (254)-224-5999 to schedule your free ERP consultation.
Restoring Your Woodway Property After a Commercial Water Damage Event
We have access to the right amount of equipment for your loss, no matter its size. SERVPRO® of Greater Waco is your Woodway commercial loss partner.
Flooding and water damage events can occur anywhere in Woodway. 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 Greater Waco
SERVPRO® of Greater Waco 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 obtaining several regular IICRC-industry certifications. Our staff holds the Commercial Drying Specialist designation through the IICRC, which lets you rest assured our staff is equipped with the proper knowledge to restore your property fast and efficient.
See all of our IICRC certifications held by our franchise Here.