Recent Commercial Posts
Emergency Response Planning for Commercial Clients in Mobile, AL
Let us help prepare your business with a customized Emergency Ready Profile.
Did you know that nearly 50% of businesses never reopen after a business interruption? As part of our menu of comprehensive commercial services, SERVPRO of Mobile County offers a free emergency planning utility known as the SERVPRO Emergency READY Program® (ERP). This exclusive service offers numerous benefits for our commercial clients in the event of an unforeseen disaster. The ERP can dramatically reduce downtime and costs associated with a water or fire loss. How does it work? Sales representatives provide free consultations to our clients and compile pertinent information into an easily accessible app for Apple and Android devices. The app includes detailed information on shutoffs, photos, relevant contacts and even insurance information. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we are ready for whatever happens and we developed our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to help make sure you are ready as well! If you would like to prepare your business before disaster strikes, call SERVPRO of Mobile County at 251-343-0534 and ask to speak to your local sales representative.
Cleaning Commercial Textiles in Mobile, AL
At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we offer a full range of services to meet the unique needs of each commercial client. One of the ways that we set ourselves apart from the competition when it comes to commercial cleaning services is our Esporta washing system. From laundry and linens to delicate drapes and textiles, the Esporta can clean it all. Using a patented hydraulic quadrant system, this amazing machine can even clean leather goods, sports equipment and so much more. The Esporta uses a customized mix of solutions based on the item being cleaned and the type of contaminant present. This cutting-edge technology even allows us to clean items that would have been discarded using previous washing methods. From heavy soot and sewage to mold and mildew, the Esporta can effectively remove 99.999% of contaminants. If you have specialized cleaning needs, contact the experts at SERVPRO of Mobile County for more information on how we can help!
Commercial Fire Protection
A fire in your business can be costly and time consuming. Your business could be shut down for days, weeks or even months. In addition to the tally on repairs, lost revenue can lead to an expensive disaster. Having a fire protection/suppression system, as well as an emergency plan in place can help you minimize losses. Here are some options when it comes to protecting your business from fire:
Commercial Fire Alarm Systems – Early warning systems that alert your staff to the presence of fire. These systems also automatically notify first-responders, speeding up response times.
Fire Sprinkler Systems – While alarm systems are designed to prevent fire, sprinkler systems are put in place to actively control fire until firefighters arrive. Typical commercial systems release roughly 24 gallons per minute, whereas a standard fire hose releases anywhere from 80-120 gallons per minute. So, while sprinkler systems don’t necessarily extinguish fire; they can greatly minimize potential damage.
Fire Protection Engineering Companies – During the construction or renovation of your commercial space, you may be able to work with a specialized fire engineering group that can help you design fire-resistant elements for your building.
Emergency Response Plan – Having a plan in place for how you will respond to disaster in your commercial space can greatly reduce impacts of the unexpected. Your plan should include emergency shut-offs and locations, vendor contacts and insurance information. If you don’t currently have a plan, SERVPRO of Mobile County will help you put yours together for FREE. Speak with your sales rep or give us a call for more information on this service.
When choosing the right options for your business, it definitely isn’t a one size fits all approach. You may use one or more, or any combination of fire protection to do what is best suited to your individual company needs. Once installed, you should always make sure your system(s) of choice are regularly inspected and maintained in order to ensure proper operation. And remember, if you do experience a fire in your business, SERVPRO of Mobile is IICRC Certified in Fire and Smoke Restoration. Our highly trained technicians are always Here to Help should you need us.
Commercial Fire Damage FAQ's
When it comes to protecting your business from fire damage, knowledge is your best defense. Here are some common facts regarding commercial fire damage that can better help you protect your investment and prepare for the unexpected.
What is the most common cause of fires in commercial structures?
- Believe it or not, one of the most common causes of commercial fires is human error. It is important to ensure employees are properly trained and that safety measures are frequently covered.
- Improperly maintained, water heaters and furnaces are another common cause of fire.
- Electrical systems should also receive routine checks and maintenance to ensure they don’t contribute to a potential blaze. (Make sure that you use a licensed electrician or electrical company to prevent liability issues and code violations.)
What steps should I take immediately following the fire?
- As a property manager, your first step should be to contact your insurance company and report the incident. You should discuss coverage and ask questions at that time.
- Next, contact an IICRC Certified restoration company like SERVPRO of Mobile County to evaluate the damage and discuss the restoration process.
What does the fire restoration process look like?
- At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we know that getting your business back to normal operation as quickly as possible is the most important priority. We will be there fast to begin the initial evaluation.
- Our IICRC Certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician will develop a plan that gives an estimate as to the restoration costs and the time to complete the restoration.
- We will assign a dedicated Job File Coordinator (JFC) to handle your loss and communicate directly with your insurance company to expedite the process even further.
How long will the process take?
- The length of the restoration process depends on the individual circumstances for each situation.
Be sure to have an emergency plan in place before disaster strikes. You can protect your facility and your employees by testing smoke alarms, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers frequently. Should you ever need us, SERVPRO of Mobile County will be Here to Help.®
Preventing Commercial Water Damage
When you own a building, the brick and mortar building is your biggest asset, and vital for day to day operation. When a water damage occurs, it means lost revenue and productivity. From fire suppression systems to emergency plans, you have taken every precaution to protect your business. Still, there are always unforeseen disasters that can occur. From frozen pipes to clogged drains and even storm events, there is a chance that the unexpected will strike your business. One more way you can protect your investment is to be informed. Here is some handy information that can help you be even better prepared for “whatever happens”.
- Preventative Maintenance – making sure to regularly inspect roofing, HVAC and plumbing systems can help you spot problems and make repairs to prevent damage
- Inspections – routinely checking for signs of water damage can prevent a small loss from becoming a much larger issue
- Emergency Plan – having an emergency plan in place detailing what steps should be taken in the event of fire or water damage to your facility
At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we have helped hundreds of commercial clients with water and fire damage, mold remediation, construction and cleaning services. We have the tools, training and experience to handle any situation. Our team members are IICRC Certified and we follow all OSHA guidelines. We also offer a free Emergency Planning service to help your business be prepared. Give us a call today at 251-343-0534 for more information.
Post Construction Cleaning
Whether you are building a new commercial structure from the ground up, or simply taking on a long overdue renovation project, it is a big job! The entire construction process can be lengthy, stressful and messy! After the job is complete you may be left with an even bigger mess to cleanup before you get your business up and running. Let SERVPRO of Mobile County take care of that headache for you. Our full line of specialized cleaning services includes post-construction cleaning. You wouldn’t hire a car mechanic to repair an airplane, so why hire a maid service to tackle the big stuff? You need a specialist with the staff, equipment and techniques to handle a large job. Our highly trained team members will clean every inch of your newly finished project and make it shine for your opening day. As part of a national franchise system with over 40 years in the cleaning industry, SERVPRO of Mobile County knows how to deliver on our promise of outstanding results. Call us today at 251-343-0534 for more information.
Commercial Mold Remediation
If you experience a mold issue in your business, there are many factors to think about it when it come to the remediation process. Mold in a commercial facility can pose health threats to customers, employees and perhaps the public; depending on your line of business. To protect yourself and your company it is important that you call in a certified remediation company to treat the issue properly. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we are experts in every step of the process. We can inspect, diagnose and design a treatment plan based on all IICRC standards. Our team members have all undergone extensive training and received their IICRC certification for Mold Remediation. It is important that you never try to take care of a mold issue on your own to ensure a healthy environment and eliminate the possibility of reoccurence. You should call SERVPRO of Mobile County at the first sign of mold. In the warm, humid environment of the Gulf Coast, a small problem can quickly multiply. Removing visible mold is not always enough to remedy the situation. Our experts can find the hidden mold as well and make sure it is removed and treated properly to prevent regrowth. If you think you may have a mold issue in your business, contact us at 251-343-0534 to schedule an inspection.
What Your Ducts Could Be Hiding
Mold likes to lurk in hidden spaces. Often, you may have no idea that you have a mold issue until you start to experience some of the nasty side effects including a bad odor. One of the biggest problems with mold is how the structure allows it to spread very rapidly throughout your business. When the spores become airborne, they are easily moved about by air flow and set up new colonies wherever they land. One of the most commonly overlooked spaces where mold could be hiding is the HVAC system. Even with regular HVAC maintenance and filter changes, the ductwork still needs to be properly cleaned on a routine basis to prevent possible buildup. Ductwork can harbor moisture, which may lead to mold growth. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we recommend that you have your ducts cleaned and inspected at least once a year to keep your unit running in optimal condition and to keep your business mold free.
How Often to Clean Commercial Carpets
If you own a business, keeping your facilities clean is not only a source of pride, but also vital to productivity and the health of your staff and customers. If you have carpets, they often show signs of daily dirt and activity more quickly than other areas. We are often asked how frequently you should have your carpets cleaned to keep them in optimal condition. Unfortunately, there isn’t one quick and easy answer to that question. The frequency of carpet cleanings is based upon the type of business and the amount of foot traffic it sees each day. When determining a cleaning schedule factors to evaluate include:
- Carpet color and style – shade, pile type, and fiber makeup can all have an impact on the amount of dirt that carpeting holds
- Foot traffic – in addition to employees, be sure to take in to account the amount of customer activity you have within your business
- Type of commercial space – what type of facility/industry your space houses
At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we offer a wide range of maintenance services and will even be happy to develop a custom maintenance plan for your business. Call us today at 251-343-0534 for more information.
Annual Maintenance Plans
Routine maintenance is a must to keeping your business running in peak condition. Services needed may vary based on a number of factors, but not matter the industry, you have tasks that must be completed on a routine schedule. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we offer a complete line of cleaning services to meet the needs of each client. From carpet and tile to dryer vent and duct cleaning, to strip and wax and even textile cleaning, we can handle it all. We are continuously expanding or service offerings to be your one-stop shop. Let us create a customized annual maintenance plan for your business based on the services and frequency you need. Having a plan in place can help reduce personnel management cost and reduce budgetary surprises. Give us a call today to let us create a plan just for you!
Emergency Response for Water Loss
When it comes to a commercial water loss the stakes are much higher and the variable much different than when dealing with a residential loss. Water damage in one area of a building can quickly move between joined walls and floors and lead to many offices or units being affected. It is critical that the remediation process begin as quickly as possible. In addition to the stress of the monetary and physical damage to the building, you also have to juggle the stress of displaced tenants or businesses. Someone having to leave their home or cease business operations can create a whole new level of anxiety and worry. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we understand that time is of the essence. The quicker we begin, the faster everyone can get their lives back on track. We have worked tirelessly to develop a system of operations that ensures we are on-site and ready to begin work within 3 hours of receiving an emergency call. We know that our response time can help to drastically reduce damage and we take that responsibility very seriously. We can also help you set up an Emergency Ready Profile before damage strikes to make sure you are prepared before the emergency. This FREE service allows us to evaluate your building and compile critical information in to a readily accessible mobile app. The best way prevent damage is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best! Call us today to schedule an ERP consultation and protect your property!
Commercial Sprinkler Malfunction
For most commercial buildings, sprinkler systems provide an invaluable benefit. Not only can they protect your investment in the event of a fire, but they can provide savings on insurance, code compliance and tax deductions. But for all the value they provide, commercial sprinkler systems may also pose the risk of water damage in the event of fire or malfunction. When working properly, these systems are triggered at the first sign of fire to prevent a total loss to the structure. This may leave behind a wet mess, but it is much better than the alternative. But what about when there is no fire and sprinkler systems malfunction? This can cost your business thousands in unnecessary cleanup and mitigation. There are some steps you can take to ensure that you don’t have unexpected damages from your sprinkler system. Here are some of the most common causes of sprinkler malfunction:
- Overheating – since sprinkler systems are activated by heat, it is important to install the proper system if your ceiling temperatures may rise over 155 degrees Fahrenheit
- Freezing – as with any pipe system that holds water, sprinkler systems may freeze in extreme weather. You can prevent damage by insulating the pipes or adding antifreeze.
- Corrosion – like any other water-based system, your sprinkler pipes could be subject to corrosion. Annual inspections can diagnose any compromised areas.
- Mechanical damage – if your system is properly installed or maintained, problems could arise. Mechanical damage can result from overly tightened fittings or errors during installation.
- Human error – hanging items from sprinkler systems is one of the most common causes of malfunction.
It is important to know where sprinkler shut offs are located in the event that they are triggered. Shutting the water off as soon as possible can minimize damage and business interruption. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we offer a FREE service to help you plan for unexpected events such as these. Our Emergency Ready Profile compiles all your important information regarding shut offs and emergency standards. Call us today at 251-343-0534 to schedule your consultation.
Causes of Commercial Water Damage
When it comes to your business, water damage can come in many shapes and forms. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we talk a lot about being prepared for the unexpected. Our FREE Emergency Ready Profile service can help you prepare for what to do should disaster strike, but there are many ways you can proactively prevent water damage from ever occurring. One of the best ways to ensure you don’t experience a water loss in your business is to be informed. Knowing the most common causes can help you stay ahead of disaster. The top three sources of water damage in a commercial structure are:
- Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
- Broken pipes and plumbing
- Backed up sewer lines
If you experience a water damage in your business, remember we are always Here to Help® 24/7. We are your commercial water damage specialists and can handle any size job, ANYTIME! Call us at 251-343-0534.
Emergency Planning for Commercial Clients
Did you know that nearly 50% of businesses never reopen after a business interruption? As part of our menu of comprehensive commercial services, SERVPRO of Mobile County offers a free emergency planning utility known as the SERVPRO Emergency READY Program® (ERP). This exclusive service offers numerous benefits for our commercial clients in the event of an unforeseen disaster. The ERP can dramatically reduce downtime and costs associated with a water or fire loss. How does it work? Sales representatives provide free consultations to our clients and compile pertinent information into an easily accessible app for Apple and Android devices. The app includes detailed information on shut offs, photos, relevant contacts and even insurance information. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we are ready for whatever happens and we developed our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to help make sure you are ready as well! If you would like to prepare your business before disaster strikes, call SERVPRO of Mobile County and ask to speak to your local sales representative.
Businesses Back on Track Faster
At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we are dedicated to helping our customers through some of the most difficult times they may face. When your business is interrupted by water or fire damage, we know how stressful the situation can be. We take our job very seriously and realize its not just about the cleanup. Its about the process and its about getting your business back on track as fast as possible. We provide 24/7 service and the fastest response times in the area. We guarantee that:
- You will receive a call back within 15 minutes of calling our offices to report the loss.
- Within 1 hour a first responder will be on-site to evaluate the situation.
- Within 3 hours a crew will be on site to begin the mitigation process.
When it comes to commercial services, we don’t just take care of fire and water either. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we offer a wide range of commercial services including mold remediation, biohazard cleanup and specialized cleaning. From standard carpet and tile cleaning to post-construction and customized cleaning packages, we offer services to fit a variety of needs. No job is too big or too tough for us to handle!
We Can Handle the Load
From hospitality to hospitals, SERVPRO of Mobile County has helped clients from all industries take care of their textile and laundry needs. As one of the only providers of the Esporta laundering system along the Gulf Coast, we have the technology and expertise to handle the load! No job is too big or too complex for us to tackle. The Esporta laundry machine is an innovative approach to traditional washing that provides options never available using traditional systems. The Esporta uses specifically formulated detergents based on the item being cleaned and the contaminant. We can even wash items affected by mold, sewage and soot. The results speak for themselves. The Esporta removes 99.9999% of contaminants. The size capacity and cleaning capabilities also mean that we can handle ANY size job. We have dedicated team members trained in all aspects of the Esporta laundry service to ensure the best results and fastest turn around times to meet all of your commercial needs. Contact us at 251-343-0534 today to learn more about our laundry services.
Water Damage Deception
Commercial water damages have many aspects that make them unique from a residential cleanup. They usually encompass a much larger space, and involve multiple units or multi-floor facilities. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we have the resources and skilled team members to handle any commercial job, no matter how large. We are also experts at the tricks water can often play in a large, multi-tenant building. Water is extremely sneaky and can often seep in between levels and walls within a large structure. We have state of the art tools to check every nook and cranny water can find to hide in. When you call SERVPRO of Mobile County to handle your water damage, you can rest assured that every last inch of your facility will be dried to preloss conditions!
Commercial Cleaning Experts
When it comes to cleaning your office or commercial workspace, having a regular janitorial service is great for the day to day maintenance, but for heavy duty situations you really need an expert. Whether it’s carpet and tile cleaning, duct cleaning or deodorization, SERVPRO of Mobile County can get the job done. Everyone knows we are experts in cleaning up after fire or water, but we are also highly trained in the specialized maintenance services that our commercial clients require. At North Mobile County, we have worked hard to set ourselves apart as the experts in commercial cleaning. As we like to say, “If we haven’t cleaned it or don’t know how to clean it, we will figure it out.” This approach to continually learning new skills to meet the needs of commercial and industrial businesses has led us to expand our services and gain the experience to truly be the best at what we do. From airplanes, to industrial warehouses and even textiles from work rigs, we have done it all. Give SERVPRO of Mobile County a call to find out more about how we can help you get your business in pristine condition.
Commercial Losses and the SERVPRO Difference
When it comes to large commercial losses they often present many more challenges than a residential job. For most commercial water damages, the size and scale of the building alone means that there is much more area to be dried. Often the building involves multiple floors affected and displaced tenants or customers. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we have the resources, knowledge and skilled team members to take care of any size commercial loss. We have spent years developing operating procedures and processes to ensure the fastest response times and most efficient treatment plans. The SERVPRO Difference means that your business is back up and running as quickly as possible. To further help minimize business interruption and damages associated with emergency situations, contact us today to learn more about our FREE Emergency Ready Program. We will develop a customized emergency plan for your business to help you prepare for the unexpected.
SERVPRO of Mobile County Knows Property Management
At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we work with a wide range of property managers. The term property management is defined as:
The process of managing property that is leased to a tenant. This includes handling all of the day-to-day activities that are centered around this specified property. Properties may include residential, commercial and/or industrial real estate including single family dwellings, apartment complexes, hotel facilities, condominium units and shopping centers.
We know that property management encompasses an exponentially large pool of possible remediation/maintenance scenarios. We have developed customized cleaning services to meet the needs of each vein of the property management industry. We have undergone additional training targeted towards facing the unique mitigation challenges that a large or multi-tenant property may present. And we are also in the business of operating a business, so most importantly we understand that downtime means revenue lost. We have the experience to get any job, no matter how large, done quickly and efficiently.
The SERVPRO Advantage-Esporta Washing System in Mobile, AL
At SERVPRO of Mobile County we offer a full range of services to meet the unique needs of each commercial client. One of the ways that we set ourselves apart from the competition when it comes to commercial cleaning services is our Esporta washing system. From laundry and lines to delicate drapes and textiles, the esporta can clean it all. Using a patented hydraulic quadrant system, this amazing system can even clean leather goods, sports equipment and so much more. Each item that is cleaned is washed in a unique mix of detergents specifically customized to the type of item and contaminant. The Esporta can clean items that would have been discarded using previous washing methods. From heavy soot and sewage to mold and mildew, the Esporta can effectively remove 99.999% of contaminants. If you have specialized cleaning needs, contact the experts at SERVPRO of Mobile County.
Are You Ready?
Call your SERVPRO Sales Rep for your Free ERP Plan set up.
We all know that the best time to prepare for a disaster is before it happens. Having a plan of action in place can help us protect our property and our loved ones. In the insurance industry, the number of claims costs can be drastically reduced when you give your customers the tools to minimize or prevent many common risks. Being prepared is especially important for property owners and businesses. Downtime means lost revenue and that can have a big impact on your bottom line. Research has shown that as many as 50% of businesses never reopen after experiencing a disaster. We can help you get ready for the unexpected! Call SERVPRO of Mobile County to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Profile consultation. This no cost service gives you all of the tools you would need in a disaster situation right at your fingertips. The entire plan is available in an easily accessible app form for all Apple and Android devices. Call us at 251-343-0534 for more information.
Commercial ERP Plan
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 us today to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Plan consultation. Our Sales Reps at SERVPRO of Mobile County will be pleased to walk you through the process.
Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?
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 teams at SERVPRO of Mobile County, get back on track faster. Together we can reduce downtime and make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Plan consultation. 251-343-0534
Commercial Maintenance Plan
Summer is also a great time to make sure you have an annual maintenance plan in place for your business. Take advantage of the slower pace of summer and have us come out to set up a strategic plan to tackle the routine maintenance services that keep popping up on your to-do list. We will develop a customized plan based on your needs and budget requirements. We handle everything for you and set up recurring appointments based on your schedule. Call us today to set up your FREE consultation. For a complete listing of the commercial cleaning services we offer view our website. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Mobile County to make your space look its very best.
Who can restore important documents and paperwork for medical records or legal proceedings in Mobile County?
We can save your records and paperwork after a disaster.
SERVPRO of Mobile County uses a process called Sublimation when saving your important documents. What we do is first stabilize your records by freezing them and then inventory or cataloging takes place.
The actual process of sublimation is a freeze drying procedure that causes the ice in the frozen documents to convert directly to vapor using a combination of temperature control and pressure. The vapor is then immediately extracted which allows the vapor to bypass the liquid state and ensures your document will be dry.
Most documents will never look brand new again, but the document restoration service SERVPRO provides does produce a usable document that can then be restored or filed and reused in its original capacity.
For your document restoration needs in Mobile, call SERVPRO of Mobile County today! 251-343-0534
We will make it, "Like it never even happened."
We Can Handle It All!
No commercial water cleanup job is too big for SERVPRO!
They are right there in plain sight...in hotels, offices, retail spaces we frequent. They are easily seen but we rarely notice them. They quietly sit, causing no problems until you accidentally set them off. What are we talking about? Why commercial sprinkler systems of course! Most are fixed to the ceiling so it seems like it would be a rare event, but they are set off by accident quite frequently. When it occurs, it usually results in a substantial water damage situation that requires an arsenal of equipment and clean up crews.
SERVPRO of Mobile County has the capacity to handle any sized water damage even gigantic factories, warehouses and office buildings.
Our team is IICRC Certified and trained to do the job quickly to minimize business downtime.
Call SERVPRO of Mobile County today for your commercial water cleanup! 251-343-0534.
We are here to make it, "Like it never even happened."