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No Job Is Too Big
The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.
The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.
SERVPRO was recently asked to go to Houston Texas after Hurricane Harvey hit to help with the thousands of businesses and home that were affected. As soon as we were able to assemble a team and load up the trucks with equipment we were on the road. We did the mitigation on a couple of large religious structures and prepared it for the rebuild with the help of trained technicians and all they specialized equipment.
If you and your commercial building ever find yourself in need, call SERVPRO.
What is air duct cleaning and why should be have it done?
Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.
If not properly installed, maintained and operated, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the air of your commercial business. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them.
Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your business.
If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:
- Dirt and debris
- Other contaminants
The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:
- Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
- May help to eliminate offensive odors.
- Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.
For more information on air duct cleaning, call us at SERVPRO today, (801) 785-5228
Have you Considered upgrading your commercial HVAC system?
If you are a business owner you know how important it is to have a fully functioning HVAC system. If you don’t your employees and customers will let you know. It will be hot or cold and you really are trying to keep it going and keep people comfortable. Maybe your HVAC system is older and not functioning properly? You may be thinking to yourself that is too expensive… but in the long run it may be worth it. Here are five reasons to consider upgrading your HVAC System
Increase Energy Efficiency
Lower operating costs should be one of your biggest goals. Even if it isn’t as much of a priority now, there’s still time to resolve to change now that the New Year has begun. One fantastic way to increase energy efficiency is to upgrade your current commercial HVAC system. Did you know that a newer system can allow for smaller energy consumption – by about 30%, in fact.
Maintain Your Good Reputation
Many businesses depend on a stellar reputation to ensure that they thrive. Reputation is important for your public image, especially in the customer-service sector. Aside from downtime that could rob you of future profits, an uncomfortable building environment due to aging HVAC system can also harm customer and client perception of how you run your organization.
Make and Keep Employees Comfortable
When the interior of your building is kept at reasonable temperatures, your employees will be comfortable. When employees are comfortable, they will be happier and more motivated. When they aren’t distracted by the office being too hot or too cold, they can focus on getting more work done, improving their overall productivity. Don’t overlook the importance of indoor air quality, either. How often are your employees missing time from work due to being sick? A little-known condition called sick building syndrome exists, and if this syndrome goes unaddressed, it could affect how your business is perceived throughout your industry and cause highly-qualified candidates to find employment elsewhere when you are actively recruiting.
Reduce Repair Costs
Newer commercial HVAC systems will have better warranties attached to them. Whether you choose to overhaul your existing system with brand new components or only add the latest technological advancements to the framework that is already in place, these warranties can help you avoid paying significant repair costs when such repairs are needed.
Begin Switching Refrigerant Now
The refrigerant that is most commonly used in many older models of commercial HVAC systems is being eliminated. R-22 refrigerant will be fully prohibited in January of 2020, and if you think that’s still plenty of time to have your current supplies replaced, remember it’s just two years away.
Help My Business Flooded... Now What?
So you get to work Monday morning after a nice relaxing weekend spent cozy and warm by the fire watching several awesomely cheesy Christmas movies. You open the door to go into the building you hear it and feel it... it’s that squishy feeling and sloshy sound. It suddenly hits you like a freight train, the floor is wet, very wet. Your mind starts to race and you question what went wrong? What could have happened? What do you do now? You remember seeing these commercials that say something to the effect of "Like it never happened" and you remember seeing those green vehicles driving around town, then you remember your neighbor mentioning they called SERVPRO after a house flood. You wonder to yourself, "Hmmm I wonder if they do commercial work?" You give them a call and guess what, they do work with businesses and do commercial work and they say they can have a team there within the hour!
SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, they will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.
You can count on SERVPRO to get the job done right and quick. After they leave it will be "Like it never even happened."
What To Do When Your Business Floods
Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma caused major flooding in many parts of the Unites States. It’s essential that property owners prepare for the worst and act swiftly in the event of a flood. Flooding is of course a stressful time for anyone affected, but for commercial businesses and the self-employed it can hugely impact your future. So from prior prevention to salvaging stock, here are some useful tips to minimize the effects …
Planning and preparation
Many parts of the country are more susceptible to flooding, and if your business premises are in a known flood risk area, you should consider buying specialist defense products.
Airbrick protection, sandbags and pumps are all widely available – the initial investment could save you a lot more in the long run.
Business building insurance is essential, also business equipment and stock can also be insured. The damaged caused by floods can result in thousands of dollars’ worth of damage, so it’s essential to keep receipts and proof of purchase in the event of a claim.
When the flood hits
As the flood hits, there are a number of measures you can take to limit the damage, but first things first, stay safe - flowing floodwater can be incredibly powerful.
Setup your flood prevention equipment at the earliest opportunity, remembering to turn off your water, gas and electricity.
Move valuable and electrical items to the upstairs of your premises as soon as possible, and for cafes, restaurants and bars especially, secure outdoor items – such as tables, chairs and outdoor furniture.
After the flood
In the aftermath of the flood, you’ll inevitably be shaken, but there are small details that can help the situation.
Providing it’s safe to do so, return to your business, phone your insurer and make a claim. Most insurance companies have a 24-hour helpline and regardless of the time, it’s important to call as soon as you can.
Take photos of damage to making a list of lost contents. Keep your gas and electricity supplies switched off for the time being, begin making simple emergency repairs (again, if safe to do so) and recover any items – including damaged items for evidence.
The most important thing is the safety of you and your employees. Best smart and wait until it is safe to enter the premise.
Odor Removal and Deodorization of the Office Kitchen
Let us keep it smelling clean and fresh.
How many times have you walked into the kitchen at work and it smells like burnt death? Someone has warmed up "left-overs" it "cooked" popcorn, but you are pretty sure they warmed up some sort of roadkill or tried to burn the building down after a rough day and blamed it on the popcorn. Did you know that SERVPRO can get rid of those and many other smells for you?
As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Provo is trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.
SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other short cuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.
We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions in which it contact any surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.
The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.
Did you know SERVPRO offers Commercial Cleaning?
If you are the owner of a commercial business you probably don’t have 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, tag us in. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning your flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look, smell, and feel it’s very best.
SERVPRO of North Utah County will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:
- Award-winning training
- Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
- More than 100 exclusive cleaning products
We also offer these specialized services:
- Air Ducts and HVAC
- Carpet and Upholstery
- Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
- Document Restoration
- Drapes and Blinds
- Trauma and Crime Scene
Go ahead, Give us a call, Tag us in, We’ll make it "Like it never even happened."