Recent Commercial Posts

What Happens To Your Office Equipment After A Commercial Loss

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

If your building was flooded, whether by a storm, or a burst pipe, then you will likely be dealing with quite a bit of damage. Along with the structure of the building and the furniture inside, your equipment can be affected as well. If you have flooded electronics, it is important to handle them cautiously to prevent further damage. The following tips can help.

1. Remove Them From the Water Immediately

It is probably obvious that the first thing you should do is remove your electronics from the water. The longer they are submerged, the more damage they are likely to suffer. Quickly relocate them to a dry area to prevent additional problems from moisture.

2. Wipe Down the Exterior

While you are most likely more concerned with the inside of your flooded electronics, you should not neglect to care for the exterior. Use a towel or cloth to thoroughly dry the outside of any affected items to prevent corrosion. This also keeps any water on the outside from entering the device.

3. Do Not Turn Them On

It can be tempting to check the state of the electronic damage by turning on your equipment, but this is not a good idea. Even if the outside is dry and it looks like it might be fine, moisture may be hiding on the inside. If you turn on your device before it has completely dried, this can cause even more damage that may make repairs impossible.

4. Have Them Inspected by a Professional

If your devices have been submerged in water, you need to have them examined by a professional to determine the extent of the electronic damage. In some cases, they may be able to repair them, saving you from the cost and frustration of having to purchase a replacement.
Flooded electronics are just one of several problems caused by water damage. If you need to have work done on your building, a cleanup and restoration service can do this for you. They can have your building back to its previous condition quickly and can salvage many of your damaged belongings.

Are Your Office Ducts Clean?

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

It’s always a good idea to hire a professional to come inspect your HVAC system; if any maintenance is needed, that same company can take care of it right away. You will want to have an inspection done every fall and again in spring, after the heavier use months during winter and summer. A professional will inspect and clean all of your unit’s wiring and mechanisms, which would be a bit challenging for anyone without the training or expertise. Using a professional ensures that the future of your business’ HVAC is bright!

As a business owner, there are several simple maintenance chores that you can do to prolong your system’s life and increase its efficiency between professional inspections and maintenance, such as:

Regularly:

  • Get a high-efficiency, pleated air filter for your system
  • Keep your heating units and AC free of pollen, leaves, and grass
  • Keep two feet of space clear around your outdoor AC and heating units
  • Inspect refrigerant lines every month
  • Replace air filters at least every 90 days
  • In the summer, turn off the water running to the furnace humidifier
  • In the fall, replace the humidifier filter and turn the water back on

Annually:

  • Replace the carbon monoxide detector battery
  • Make sure your outdoor AC unit is on firm and level ground
  • Clean AC condensation with a bleach and water mixture

Caring for your HVAC properly throughout the year will keep your work environment air quality and atmosphere pleasant, which keeps your staff happy and content. It will also save you money by improving and maintaining your energy efficiency throughout your building.

The team at SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo is always ready to inspect and maintain your HVAC system, and we are here to answer any questions you might have. We are also experienced in large cleanup jobs such as those needed because of fire damage or water damage, and we are pros at mold remediation. Call us today at 601-634-0909

Dry Ice Blasting: What is it?

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

Dry Ice Blasting is a revolutionary blasting method that uses dry ice pellets (CO2 in solid form) as the blasting material. The process is very environmentally friendly and provides a fast and effective alternative to traditional methods of cleaning industrial production equipment. 

Dry Ice Blasting is a 3 step process:

1. Kinetic - When dry ice pellets are accelerated in a jet of compressed air and strike a surface at the speed of sound, they crack and loosen the coating of the surface being treated.

2. Thermal - The low temperature of dry ice pellets (-79 degrees C/-110 degrees F) makes coating brittle, cracks it and loosens it. This allows dry ice to permeate the coating.

3. Sublimation - Dry ice penetrates the coating and immediately sublimes (passes directly from solid to vapor state). This results in a 700-fold increase in volume, an explosive effect that lifts the coating off the surface. 

The Benefits of Dry Blasting:

1. A dry cleaning process - Dry ice blasting is a completely dry process because dry ice pellets consists of CO2 and vaporize immediately on contact with the surface to be cleaned.

2. No waste disposal - The system produces no waste products. Only the coating that has been removed remains to be disposed of, and this can usually be swept or vacuumed from the floor. 

3. Environmentally friendly - Dry ice blasting is completely non-toxic and no hazardous chemicals are used. Costs connected with the disposal of blasting materials and solvents are saved.

4. No abrasion - Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive and therefore surfaces are treated  very gently. Wear and tear resulting from the use of steel brushes, scrapers and other blasting materials is avoided. 

5. Improved production quality - Dry ice blasting often allows for your production equipment to be cleaned while in operation without the need for dismantling or costly downtime. 

Is there Mold in your office?

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

An odd smell in your commercial building that you can't locate the source of can be a very frustrating experience. There are several reasons why you may be noticing a mold smell in your office building even though you haven't seen any visible mold.  

Reasons You May Smell Mold But Not See It:

Fungus smell is often described as a musty odor. If you are smelling mold but not seeing any, it is probably because there are a variety of hidden places mold may grow:

Under Flooring

Behind Walls

Ceiling Tiles

Inside Storage areas

On Fabric on upholstered Furniture

Causes of Mold Odor

Mold smell occurs because these fungi produce and release compounds, called microbial volatile organic compounds, that have strong odors and are quickly released into the air. If you are noticing mold or mildew smell in your building, you should investigate any surfaces that have recently been wet and current sources of moisture. 

Detecting Hidden Mold

You can find some hidden mold by simply looking for it. However, mold that occurs behind walls, under flooring, and other areas may not be detected by visual inspection without tearing out material. A mold professional can inspect your property and use advanced detection systems, such as air samples to locate and write a protocol for SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo to follow.

Preventing Mold

To prevent future mold problems, dry out anything that is damaged by water within 24 to 48 hours. Repair any leaking plumbing or equipment. 

If you need SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo, please call us at 601-634-0909. 

Commercial Vehicle Damage

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

After a long day on the road, one of your employees or yourself may leave the sunroof or window open. Depending on what weather is outside there is a chance your Vicksburg business’s commercial vehicle may actually have water damage! Especially in the South, mildew and mold can happen when it's hot and muggy outside and the inside of the commercial vehicle is wet.

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo has dealt with maybe water damage claims inside the home, commercial buildings, and commercial vehicles. We always ensure proper deodorization, drying, and getting rid of staining.

Also, don’t forget we offer COVID-19 cleanings for your commercial vehicle as well. Kill two birds with one stone and call us today at 601-634-0909 any water damage or COVID-19 cleanings you may need. We have had great success with making it "Like it never even happened."

Who's Responsible for Your Apartment Complex Water Damage?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage is a common issue that homeowner's and renter's can face. The aftermath can be devastating making the property unlivable and permanent damage may occur not only to the structure but also the contents. 

In general, a landlord is responsible for maintaining the property ensuring that the apartment is livable and function up to code.  The landlord may refuse repairs, or fail to address them quickly enough-causing further damage such as mold. Failure to maintain or repair these functions may lead to property damage and the landlord is liable due to negligence. 

Know your lease

It's important to know what your lease states regarding property damage. Most properties have property insurance and will list what type of damage is covered and what is not.  

Renter's Insurance

Although not required in Mississippi, it is highly recommended. Coverage is usually extremely low to cover a large amount of your belongings. Ask a local agent for guidance on this. 

Damage to Property and Personal Belongings

Water damages caused to the building itself such as flooring, walls, and utilities should be covered under the landlord's property. 

We Can Help

Water damage requires rapid response in order to minimize loss to both the property itself and belongings inside. We are the experts in Water Mitigation! Give us a call today at 601-634-0909

Reducing Fire Risks in Your Office

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Offices suffer fire damage much more than you think. A fire in an office workplace is devastating to not only employees but also the business owner. Educating not only yourself but your employees can help minimize fires. 

Because offices are jampacked with computers, phones, printers, kithen appliances, and more, over time the electrical system can become overwhelmed. This can cause electrical shock which can result in a spark or fire starting. You should check electrical panels regularly and make sure no wires are corroded. 

If your office is not regularly being cleaned, dust is accumulating. When dust builds up on wood, metal and plastic is can become a fire hazard. Items that heat up such as computers, microwaves and wires should be kept dust free.

Offices often have many papers, boxes, furnishings, and packaging lying around. All of these items can cause a fire to spread quicker than normal. Although many items are essential to everyday life, keeping the areas tidy will minimal possible damage. 

Most employees have a computer at their desk these days. Employees should ensure they are not letting their computers overheat, or leaving laptops on materials that could catch fire.  

COVID Proofing Your Business

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Not every business gets the luxury of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially if you depending on customers and working from their homes. Routine cleaning of your business is essential to limiting guests, and employees to exposure.  Follow these tips to sanitize your offices! 

Start by education workers, and developing policies for protecting your workers. This can include enforcing masks, and having a policy if workers start to feel ill during the work day.  Soap and water will reduce the number of germs and following with disinfectant will kill germs. Make sure to focus on high touch surfaces. These include but are not limited to:

Tables

Doorknobs

Light switches

Counter tops

Handles

Desk

Phones

Keyboards

Toilets

Faucets

If an employee or customer has tested positive for Covid-19 it is best to let the professionals take care of the sanitizing. SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo offers a defensive pathogen cleaning program, that goes beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices.  We will tailor the program based on the need of your facility and use an EPA-Approved Hospital Grade solution to decontaminate.

If you are interested in our commercial cleaning services or want to learn more about our Covid-19 cleaning, please contact us at 601-634-0909

Commercial Fire Loss

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage to your commercial business can be catastrophic. It does not matter what your business does, it can mean downtime, loss of goods, costly equipment loss, loss of property, or worse. A fire can quickly move through a building and even put your team at risk. If you are not prepared it can be a situation that escalates faster than you are ready to handle. Good planning can help ensure that a fire does not happen or if it does, how it can be handled quickly and effectively. Below the United States Fire Administration has listed the top five leading causes of a commercial fire. 

Top causes of fires in commercial buildings

According to data from the United States Fire Administration, between 2006 and 2015, the top causes of fires in commercial buildings were: 

Cooking

Cooking is a huge danger, and it was a culprit behind 30,900 fires within the past decade. This is why it is so important to install fire alarms and a sprinkler system in your kitchen to prevent against the worst! 

Unintentional and Careless Behavior

This is a broad category. Unintentional and careless behavior, better known as accidents, caused more than 10,900 fires. While it’s hard to stop people from being careless, business owners and property managers can’t afford to be. 

Arson

Intentionally set fires represented 9,800 of the total fires in these properties. 

Electrical malfunction

Problems with the electricity or wiring in a building caused around 7,000 fires in the past decade. 

Heating problems

Problematic HVAC systems are the culprit behind about 6,000 commercial fires nationwide. 

Trust that SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo  keeps in mind that time down for your business, is money lost. So, our team will work around the clock to make sure it is “Like it never even happened,” and your business is back up and running! 

 

Is Your Business Prepared for Winter

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Prepare your business for winter weather!

-Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries. 

-Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential. 

-Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.

-Ask your SERVPRO Professional about starting an Emergency Ready Profile for your business. 

What is an Emergency Ready Profile?

It is a "snapshot" of each building owned/managed by a business, that provides critical information for emergency preparation. 

Call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo at  601-634-0909 to schedule a time to start an Emergency Ready Profile 

5 Common Sewage Problems in Commercial Buildings

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Your building's biggest drain is its sewer line.  Major problems can occur as a result of a damaged or blocked sewer line.  These issues can wreak havoc on a commercial building if they aren't discovered and solved early on. Beware of the following potential problems.

1. Substances Building Up 

Never put grease down a drain: it'll solidify and build up in pipes. Coffee grounds are also one of the worst substances for a drain.

2. Foreign Objects Getting Stuck

Sanitary sewer lines and bathroom drains-both residential and commercial-are designed to handle only human waste and toilet tissue.  Nothing else should be put down the drains. Even paper towels and "flushable wipes" are harmful to septic systems. 

3. Tree Roots Growing

In their search for moisture and nutients, tree roots will invariably find your sewer system.  They'll even grow into the line by infiltrating cracks that develop in the pipes.  this can cause serious problems such as pipe breaks, as well as leaking or blocked sewer lines. A toilet overflow is often the first sign of a sewer blockage. 

4. Lines Failing

Freezing and thawing cycles in the ground, shifting soil, tree roots or the settling of a structure can can pipe breaks, cracks or collapse.  When damaged sewer lines leak, the water will saturate the ground surrounding the pipes, causing more damage to the line when it freezes.  Piping that isn't made of PVC is a risk of deteriorating and can give way, obstructing flow through the pipe. 

5. Pipes Sagging

Over time, parts of pipes will sag deeper into the ground. Water, waste, and sediment will then collect in the "bellied" area and get trapped, blocking the line from flowing properly.  Always be mindful of signs of a leaking blocked sewer line at your commercial building. If a problem occurs, call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo at 601-634-0909

Certified SERVPRO Cleaned

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

As our communities get back to business, we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean. In fact, 89% of consumers are still uneasy about going back to brick-and-mortar locations. At SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo, we are dedicated to inspiring confidence in our 8 counties as we all find our way to anew normal. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, is our defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather. 

So how does it work? It's grounded in our unique 3 C's:

Consult: Not all business are the same, so we'll tailor a cleaning program on the business uniqueness. 

Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean in initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC. 

Certify: You'll know a business is CERTIFIED: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window.  Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security  of their employees, customers and community.

Choose SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo for all your commercial cleaning needs. 

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo has the resources to handle any size commercial water damage.  We have experience in handling commercial size water damages of all sizes and understand how important it is for your business to get back to "normal" as soon as possible. We at SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo have a highly trained staff and our sister franchises are only a few towns away to help with the capacity of anything you may call us with. We are always here to help and are here to make the process as easy as possible for you! Please call us 24/7 at 601-634-0909 for all of your water and fire restoration needs. 

Commercial Mold Remediation

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Beside causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property.  Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting.  Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your proeprty has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo and we will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

-24 Hour Emergency Service

-Faster to Any Size Disaster

-A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 franchises

-Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialist

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated.  SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo will respond quickly, working  to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building.  Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation.  We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.  

Know the Facts about Business Fires

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

According to the U.S. Small Business Administrations, as many as one in four businesses that suffer some kind of major disaster do not reopen afterward. It's true, overcoming a major loss is extremely difficult, but with the right restoration company and team on your side, working hand-in-hand with your insurance company, the chance of surviving is pretty high! 

Here are some stats from the NFPA:

Time of Day

Peak time of day for office fires:Noon-2p.m. (a.k.a. lunch time!)

69% happened between 7 a.m.  and 7 p.m.

The 31% that occurred between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. caused 67% of recorded property damage, because they went undetected longer.  This also highlights the need for automatic detection equipment and working sprinkler systems. 

19% of fires happened on weekends

Cause of the Business Fires

29% were caused by cooking equipment.  However, just 6% of these fires caused actual damage.  

Intentionally-set fires caused the most direct property damage -21%

Electrical equipment is the second leading cause of office fires.

Just 2% of office fires start in a concealed space, like an attic, in the ceiling, or in another concealed space. However, these fires accounted for 13% of the direct property damage. 

Containment & Putting it Out

4 of of 5 fires were confined to the room of origin

90% of fires were large enough to activate sprinklers, which were effective 88% of the time.

Deaths per 1,000 stores were 62% lower in offices equipped with sprinklers comped to those without.

Industrial/Manufacturing Facility Fires 

The NFPA also has statistics specific to manufacturing facilities. According to their research, there are about 37,000 fires at industrial or manufacturing facilities each year, resulting in 18 deaths, 279 injuries, and 1 billion in property damage. Heating equipment and stop tools were the leading cause-sparking 28 percent of the fires.  Mechanical failure or malfunction caused 24 percent of the fires.

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo can help you get back to business, faster. If you have a Commercial Fire Loss we will work with you and your insurance and get you back in business.  

Disaster and Your Business

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

Nobody wants interruption to their business ever! Natural disasters can be terrifying. Especially if there are a wide variety of different catastrophes that could strike your business, including floods, hurricanes, tornado, fires and more. If one of these unfortunate events happens, you don't want to find yourself unprepared! Discover the most important steps to take following a major disaster so you are able to recover quickly and safely.

!. Assess the Situation

As soon as the calamity has died down, check yourself and any family members to make sure no one is hurt. If you have any nearby neighbors, see if they are in need of any help. Turn of the gas and electricity in your home if it is safe to do so, and avoid entering your home for awhile, as there could be damage to your floors or ceilings that could cause them to collapse

2. Finding Food and Shelter

If your business no longer has running water, you can obtain it through emergency sources, such as rainwater, your hot water tank, your toilet reservoir or ice cube trays. Shelters are usually assembled by the American Red Cross in emergency situations for those whose homes are too damaged to stay in:look for one of these if you feel your home or business is dangerous. The Federal Emergency Management Agency as well as local churches and community services, are also good resources for any needs you might have in the dire situations.

3. Be Cautious

Disasters always leave a trail of destruction behind, be wary of contaminated floodwaters, fallen power lines, or any criminals taking advantage of all the chaos. Don't turn the gas back on in your home, as there could be a leak, and make sure your house is ventilated if you're cooking over your fireplace.

4. Recovering Important Information

One of the last steps of disaster rehabilitation and recovery is to salvage as many of the important documents from the wreckage, such as your insurance policies, birth certificates, driver's license, deeds, wills, financial statements, and any other precious information. Although these procedures might be difficult, it will help you and your family recover from this crisis as quickly as possible.

Water Damage in Commercial Buildings

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage and commercial properties can result in a loss of revenues and customers.  These damages can be due to broken plumbing, flooding, leaky pipes, or other issues.  When it comes to your business, it is essential to get remediation as soon as possible.  If water damage is left untreated, it can lead to the growth of mold, mildew, and fungi. Your carpets and furniture can have a strange odor which can deter your clients and customers.  The further you allow the problem to persist, the more costly it can be in the future.  Luckily, there are steps that you can take when you notice the first hint of damage. 

Whether it is a flood or some form of moisture, commercial water damage in the Vicksburg & Yazoo area can be a major headache. One of the first things that you want to do when you discover potential water damage is to verify the extent of the problem.  A visual check might not be enough to establish the full scope of the issue.  Water can soak into many materials without showing any visible signs of damage for an extended period.  To accurately tell how far the water has spread, you would need a unique tool to measure the moisture in the building.  A moisture meter can help you measure the moisture content of the material to help you establish how much damage has spread the severity of the moisture.  Unfortunately, these types of high tech tools can be quite costly and difficult to use and interpret. This issue is why it is essential to contact a water restoration expert to help you with this mess. Experts, such as SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo, can send a technician that can utilize advanced equipment to assist you in this battle. 

The SERVPRO technician can use the mitigation process to get rid of water from the scene as quickly as possible.  The extractor can clean your carpet and remove liquids from the floor.  The air movers can enhance evaporation at the surface to reduce drying time.  

If you are in need of a reliable restoration company, call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo. 

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Your restaurant’s nightly checklist has to be followed to the letter in order to keep your business in great shape and ready for the next business day. Every item has to be thoroughly washed and sparkling clean on a daily basis; the kitchen flooring, stovetops and ovens, utensils, pots and coffee makers…. And then there’s the front of house - bathrooms, host stand, and bar area with all your glassware that needs attention. But you and your team have it all handled, every day.

Flooring in a busy restaurant can be a challenge, as well. Many eateries choose to install hardwood floors, which have to be treated regularly to avoid damage from high heels, spills, and scratches from table and chair movement.

Perhaps, however, your establishment has carpeting. A nightly vacuum and spot cleaning will go a long way towards preventing potential mold growth and other issues that can cause unpleasant odors, but your carpeting will still need a regular deep cleaning to keep floors looking the way you want them to. With carpeting, spills on carpeting don’t come up quite as easily or as completely as those on hardwood flooring, and a carpet in need of deep cleaning can look dull and worn, with the colors no longer as bright and fresh; that can reflect negatively on your guest’s experience. Make sure a deep cleaning is on your cleaning checklist! Just call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo at 601-634-0909

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Carpet Cleaning An After Photo of A Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Commercial carpet cleaning is a job that is very competitive in today's society. Whether you are needing your carpet cleaning due to damages, such as fire or water damage, or just because it is a frequently used and worn down area that needs a good cleaning, SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo team will go above and beyond to meet your expectations. For more severe jobs, the Alabama team may even come up to the job and price the cleaning. SERVPRO teams from all over come together and do what they can to make sure that the customer is happy and completely satisfied with the outcome. 

If you ever need commercial carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning or even duct cleaning, just call our office at 601-634-0909! SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo will gladly come out and give you a free estimate!

Commercial Water Damages

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

When business owners think of water damage, the often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices and their business being shut down for days on end.  It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of flood and weather events.  However, many commercial water damages are due to the following:

-Malfunctioning sprinkler systems that can not only flood a business but also damage inventory and business assets

-Damaged appliances and equipment often seen in restaurants and catering facilities . If the appliance fails and sends water across their building they may come back to face a water damage

-Broken pipes and plumbing are just like a residence, if the plumbing fails or a toilet supply line breaks, they may be facing a water emergency

-Backed up sewer lines is perhaps one of the worst commercial water damages a business owner may face.  The potential dangers of contaminated black water and ruining of products and furnishings is a major expense.  

If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo will get you back up and running. We are available 24/7 at 601-634-0909

Is Your Business Ready?

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Many business owners are caught off guard when disaster strikes. Thinking that it would never happen to them or never even considering the possibility of a disaster, they fail to have a plan in place for their business. Unfortunately, many times, once disaster strikes, it’s too late. Many businesses are forced to close permanently after disaster because they were not prepared.  With Hurricane season upon us once more, please take the time to protect your business with a few ideas from below.   

According to foxbusiness.com, there are 7 steps you can take if you are a small business owner to help protect your business from disaster.

  1. Risk Assessment: Determine what types of emergencies are most likely to affect your company and then evaluate your level of preparedness. Check in with your insurance company, make sure employees are trained for emergencies, have data backed up and stored at a safe location.
  1. Review Your Insurance Coverage: Talk with your insurance agent to make sure your business is covered if hit by disaster. After determining what types of emergencies your business is most prone to, make sure your policy covers those particular types of situations. Ask about business interruption insurance which helps business owners continue to pay on-going bills while operations are shut down during disaster recovery.
  1. Create a Contingency Plan: Review your business operations and determine which are most important for the survival of your business. Form a process to manage these functions in the event of a disaster. Determine an alternate business location where business operations can continue during the recovery process.
  1. Create a Communications Plan: Disasters create chaos and having a communications plan in place in advance will help minimize panic.
  1. Back Up Your Data: Making sure all your data is backed up and stored in a safe place is critical. Cloud-based data solutions are best as they stay safe during disasters and can be accessed from any location.
  1. Build an Emergency Kit: Have an emergency kit available on site including items like water, flashlights, fire extinguishers, etc.
  1. Review and Rehearse You Plan: Once your plan is in place, make sure your employees know the plan and have practiced implementing it.

While disasters can be devastating to a business, preparation can definitely help in the recovery process. By taking action before disaster strikes and getting a plan in place, business owners can help protect their business in times of emergencies.

Commercial Emergency Ready Plan

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

We offer a full range of service options geared towards our commercial clients’ needs.  From scheduled maintenance plans to mold, fire and water mitigation, we are here to help.  We have strategically developed procedures and systems to ensure that no job is too big for us to handle.  We truly want to be your “one stop “.  If it needs to be cleaned, maintained, or restored; we can do it.  We also offer an amazing free service to help you prepare for the unexpected and protect your company.  Did you know that nearly 50% of businesses never reopen after a business interruption?  We understand how critical it is to be prepared and we developed our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to help make sure you are “Ready for whatever happens”.  Our ERP is designed to help you quickly and easily access crucial information in the event of an emergency.  From everyday disasters to catastrophic events, the SERVPRO Ready Plan app puts everything you need at your fingertips.  You can easily manage the situation and, with the help of our SERVPRO team, get back on track faster.  Together we can reduce downtime and make it “Like it never even happened.”  Call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo today to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Plan consultation. 

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial cleaning can be a lot of work, especially if it’s a large carpeted area. Let us help you with that. We would love to give you an estimate!

Having your carpets and rugs cleaned makes for a nice appearance for your customers.

The dust, dirt, and other debris that finds its way into the carpet fibers can eventually get into the air where it can cause odors and even respiratory infections. So therefore having your carpets and rugs professional cleaned improves the air quality of the office/building.

Rented carpet cleaning machines are not always effective as they are used over and over by many different people and clean with harsh chemicals that leave an unpleasant smell and a residue in the carpet that attracts even more dirt and debris.  It is always better to hire a professional for that reason alone.

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo offers free quotes for carpet cleaning. We can come out, measure, give you a quote, and proceed with cleaning while we are there once we have your approval. We have a very flexible schedule and can usually get you scheduled the week you call. Just give our office at call at 601-634-0909. 

Carpet Cleaning for your Commercial Property.

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial properties are a big investment. Carpet in a commercial building will take on lots of traffic and many stains that will need the attention of a professional staff to keep the commercial property looking its best. Besides vacuuming the carpet regularly your carpet may also need to be deep cleaned on a scheduled basis to keep the new look and smelling fantastic. Deep cleaning your commercial carpet on a regular basis will help keep the carpet looking new and possibly help extend the life of the carpet. If your commercial carpet is in trouble and needs to be brought back to life, call SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909 to schedule your routine carpet cleaning and let our trained professionals take care of the job for you. 

Commercial Water Damage

10/6/2018 (Permalink)

One definition of a disaster is a serious disruption, occurring over a relatively short time, of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental loss. When we talk to people in the commercial setting they think of a disaster as a major weather-related event. 

A disaster in a commercial setting is anything that causes disruption to business or causes damage to services or goods that negatively impact profitability. 

Failed Plumbing: Just like your home, a commercial building is just as susceptible to failed plumbing. Frozen pipe bursts are common in the winter because people may times try to cut cost and may not keep the property from freezing. The strain on plumbing because of everyday harsh use also can weaken the plumbing and make it vulnerable.

Appliances & Equipment: From a simple water heater malfunction to major machinery using high water pressure. Appliances and equipment, even with the best maintenance sometimes fail. Evaluate the equipment in your commercial building. If you are a restaurant or food service provider you may be more at risk.

Sprinkler System Malfunction: Have regular maintenance performed on your sprinkler system annually. This the best way to prevent malfunctions.

Roof Leaks: Okay this one is kind of weather related. But it doesn’t take huge thunderstorm to leave water in your building if you have roof issues. A regular shower can do a great amount of damage if the roof allows it to leak inside.

At any point your commercial property is faced with a disaster call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909 and let our trained professionals take the hassle off your hands.

Commercial Damage

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur. SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo knows there's no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of tenants and the revenue of the property owner. Have you developed a thorough contingency plan? Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to help you get back in your building as quickly as possible?

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo can provide you assistance in developing an Emergency Ready Profile. As part of a well thought-out contingency plan, your ERP will contain information you need in the event an emergency situation occurs.

SERVPRO professionals can manage the damage with

-Over 45 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry

-More than 1700 franchises

-Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process to help keep you informed and in control

-Experience and training in mitigating damages ranging from single family homes to skyscrapers

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo (601)634-0909. "Like it never even happened"

Commercial Loss

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

We hope you never need our services, but in case of fire, water or mold damage to your business, we hope you would chose us a team of trained professionals. 

Our technicians are highly trained in water mitigation, fire restoration and mold remediation. All SERVPRO employees are required to take and pass many training courses and are required to pass a background check. Our trained technicians are knowledgeable and trustworthy and ready to respond to any disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!! Here at SERVPRO we have a guarantee 4 hour on site time and within 8 hours of being on site we will notify your adjuster or any other POC we have, not only our we fast to any disaster we take pride in our work. 

If your business is ever in need of any of our services please call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909, and let us make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Post Construction

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo we are specialized in more the just restoration services. We understand that getting your business back together after a fire or water damage can cause a headache for the business owner, but SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo can help your business with a Post Construction and new construction cleaning! After restoring your building it is a priority to get your business cleaned and SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo can help you with this process. We offer tile & grout services, carpet cleaning, upholstery, ceilings, walls, baseboards, fixtures and any other surfaces the dust from construction may have gotten. If your business is ever in need of these type of services please give our office a call and we would be glad to give you a quote on the services to be performed. SERVPRO Of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909.

Commercial Kitchen Fires

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

Over the years many restaurants have made huge strides to become more efficient, high efficiency stoves, grills and ovens. Unfortunately, with the new innovations this has made restaurant kitchen fires much more common. Here are some tips that may help protect your restaurant:

-Keep your restaurant clean & organized to keep certain items from igniting such as

 * Oil and grease on walls and kitchen hood

 * Accumulation of food waste

 * Card board boxes from food storage

-Make sure the grease traps are cleaned.

-Always remember to keep your kitchen area clear of any trash. 

-Make sure to have proper functioning fire suppression systems so you can respond fast if a fire does ignite. 

-Lastly, make sure you have a fire safety plan for all of your employees and make sure they understand their roles and responsibilities. 

If your business ever experiences a kitchen fire call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo 601-634-0909 and let our trained professionals make it "Like it never even happened."

Cleaning Services for your Commercial Property

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

You 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, you should call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

Have Questions? Call Today – (601)634-0909

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

      *Duct Cleaning

      *Tile & Grout Cleaning

      *Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

      *Biohazard

      *Vandalism

      *Drapes & Blinds

If your commercial property needs some attention give SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo a call and let our trained professionals make your building like new again. 

Commercial Cleaning

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Vicksburg or Yazoo commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to its normal operations.Let SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo help with any type of disaster your commercial property encounters. We also offer general cleaning services for your non emergency needs. 24 hours a day 7 days a week contact SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo (601)-634-0909 so we can make it "Like it never even happened."

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Emergency Ready Profile

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Managing a property or being a landlord is not a 9 to 5 job! Problems do not care if you are supposed to be on vacation; they can arise 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Be prepared before an emergency happens with our Emergency Ready Plan.

A large amount of businesses actually have to close down following a disaster. Of the businesses that do survive the majority of them had some form of preparedness plan in place before the disaster struck their building. SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile helps your business to have a plan in place to know exactly how to handle fire and water damage as it is occurring.

To learn more about SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile you can visit http://ready.SERVPRO.com or call SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo (601) 634-0909.

Faster To Any Disaster!

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned, but they do occur. SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo knows there's no such thing as a small emergency when it threatens the welfare of tenants and the revenue of the property owner. Have you developed a thorough contingency plan? Is the emphasis on the first 24-48 hours to help you get back in your building as quickly as possible?

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo can provide you assistance in developing an Emergency Ready Profile. As part of a well thought-out contingency plan, your ERP will contain information you need in the event an emergency situation occurs.

SERVPRO professionals can manage the damage with

-Over 45 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry

-More than 1700 franchises

-Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process to help keep you informed and in control

-Experience and training in mitigating damages ranging from single family homes to skyscrapers

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo (601)634-0909. "Like it never even happened"

Restoring Your Warren or Yazoo County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Warren or Yazoo County 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 Vicksburg & Yazoo

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo 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.

Restoring Your Warren County Commercial Prop

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in Warren County 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 Vicksburg & Yazoo

SERVPRO of  Vicksburg & Yazoo 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.