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Commercial Water Loss In Southwest Phoenix

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Loss In Southwest Phoenix Our SERVPRO techs are trained and highly qualified to get your business back up and running.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix has successfully answered the call and responded to many commercial jobs pertaining to water loss, mold removal, fire and smoke damage, biohazard cleanups, carpet cleanings, and general commercial cleanings. We recently responded to a commercial office space that had experienced extensive water damage due to a damaged fire sprinkler which caused water to spray everywhere. This led to water damage to the ceiling, walls, floors, and office furniture. Because of the water damage, the loss of work production in the office setting was clearly evident with empty offices and desks. Here at SERVPRO, we understand that a water loss can lead to a disruption in the daily work environment which is why our crews responded immediately to begin the drying process. SERVPRO is here to help get everything back to normal “Like it never even happened.”

Prevent Commercial Fire Damage to a Phoenix Business By Being Prepared

9/24/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial Prevent Commercial Fire Damage to a Phoenix Business By Being Prepared Keep Your Fire Extinguishers Fully Charged

SERVPRO Will Restore Your Commercial Building in Phoenix After Fire Damage

A commercial property owner in Phoenix should be aware of how to inspect properly fire protection equipment. Doing so may help prevent fires and limit the adverse impact that fire damage has on the commercial property. Learn more about how to handle various pieces of equipment by reviewing the short outline provided below:

Fire Extinguishers

Each commercial building must be equipped with fire extinguishers. The number of fire extinguishers required will be determined by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Fire extinguishers should be placed so that individuals do not have to cover more than 75 feet to reach them. Additionally, the extinguishers should be placed close to exits, so employees are not forced to move deeper into the building to grab one.  Quickly subduing flames will limit fire damage. It's a good idea to discuss the necessary maintenance procedures with the responsible entity that periodically inspects and replaces these valuable fire-fighting tools.

??Emergency Lights/Exit Signs

Almost every commercial building has emergency lighting and exit signs. A commercial inspector is not required to determine whether the business owner has a need for them. However, when exit signs and emergency lights are present on the property, commercial inspectors should inspect them to ensure that they are functioning properly. Both pieces of equipment have test buttons that the inspector can press. Exit lights should remain illuminated constantly. When the test button actuated, it causes a power outage. In turn, this will cause a secondary source of power to light up the sign. Thus, the exit sign should be fully illuminated prior to the button being pressed. Once the button is pressed, a quick flash of light will indicate that the equipment has switched to its second source of power.

Fire Sprinkler/Standpipe Systems

Fire sprinkler systems will sometimes require testing by state-licensed personnel. The inspector will analyze the sprinkler system's components and educate the client about the equipment. Some of the maintenance requirements for this fire suppresant system include:

• Monthly verification that each of the control valves is opened
• Quarterly Main Drain Test conducted by in-house maintenance personnel
• Annual inspection of the system by a professional fire sprinkler contractor

Every commercial business owner in Phoenix wants to keep his property safe from fire and its resulting fire damage. By having the local fire marshall inspect on a fixed schedule, it can limit the likelihood of a fire. Remember, that SERVPRO, a premier fire damage restoration company is never more than one hour away from getting your business back up and running. Our professionals are effective in providing commercial business owners with the high-quality inspections and assessments needed to start the process from water extraction to final restoration.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency in Phoenix regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Faster to any size disaster. Call us for help. (623) 537-9999

Plan Ahead to Prevent Water Damage in a Southwest Phoenix Commercial Building

7/25/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial Plan Ahead to Prevent Water Damage in a Southwest Phoenix Commercial Building If you are a business owner, then knowing how to prevent structural damage from leaking water pipes and overflowing toilets is vital.

Plan Ahead to Prevent Water Damage in a Commercial Building

How to Prevent Commercial Water Damage
If you are a business owner, then knowing how to prevent structural damage from leaking water pipes and overflowing toilets is vital to avoid suffering from the financial losses of property and goods. Statistics reveal that each day over 7,000 individuals report a storm, water or fire damage to their insurance agents while hiring professional remediation companies. Sometimes the damage from incidences such as a flood or leaking roof is minor, requiring only a small repair to a specific area of a building. However, extensive Southwest Phoenix commercial water damage from a flood or rainstorm can lead to big problems that require fast remediation to prevent additional moisture problems after a roof is destroyed on a retail establishment or office building.

Use this Monthly Checklist to Prevent Commercial Damage

One: Examine Rooftops
Use a sturdy ladder to perform these inspections on a commercial building:
• Check for water spots on exterior and interior surfaces
• Examine flashings and seals near heating and cooling vents
• Check rooftop drainage devices for blockages caused by debris

Two: Window Inspections
• Inspect all windowsills, joints and flashings for small leaks
• Examine locks and cranks for defects that do not seal out moisture
• Repair or Replace loose or broken windowpanes

Three: Examine Interior Walls
• Verify that holes near electrical wiring and plumbing fixtures are sealed
• Check door and window frames for defects that do not seal out moisture
• Make sure siding is not cracked or splitting

Fast Remediation is Necessary after Water Damage Occurs
Despite careful inspections and maintenance, Southwest Phoenix commercial water damage can still occur that requires a rapid response from business managers. Prepare by having a written emergency plan that covers all types of situations, including damage from fire hoses and sprinklers or bursting water pipes. Several employees should have access to the information needed for commercial water damage emergencies, including the telephone number of the local SERVPRO.

What to Include in an Emergency Response Plan
Take the time to consider the different types of Southwest Phoenix commercial water damage that can occur, including wet carpeting from a broken pipe or a flooded basement from an overflowing sewer line. Some of the things to include in a plan are:

• Location of main water valve to turn it off
• How to turn off electricity and gas safely
• Diagram of building that shows access to fixtures and wires
• Contact details for emergency personnel and SERVPRO experts

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

When your commercial property has water damage from leaks or flooding, we have the experience and expertise to help.  Give us a call.  (623) 537-9999