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Have an Emergency? Call SERVPRO
We are always here to help.
Did you know that SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Well now you know. It doesn’t matter what time of day, you can give us a call at 1 AM on a Sunday, and you can guarantee that you’ll be speaking with one of our trained office professionals to assist you in your time of need. Here at SERVPRO, we understand that emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice which is why we make our services available around the clock.
Emergencies can range from a water leak from a damaged pipe or a toilet overflow causing a flood in your home. When this occurs, give us a call and we’ll dispatch a crew as soon as possible.
When your home or business is faced with an emergency pertaining to water or fire damage, SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is here to help you to begin the drying and restoration process.
Water Loss At A Medical Facility
Soaked floors from a water loss caused by a faulty water filter canister.
Our SERVPRO techs responded to a call regarding a medical facility that was dealing with a commercial water loss. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix arrived to find the facility’s floors soaked with water throughout the building. The cause of this commercial water loss was a water filter canister, located in the building’s utility closet, that had failed which ultimately led to water being released and causing water damage not only to the floors, but to the walls as well.
Our SERVPRO techs began the process with an inspection and water damage assessment. This is done to examine the extent of the damage and to identify where the moisture has traveled. Our techs do this so that they can properly restore the facility. Our tech’s than began the water removal/water extraction process by mopping up all the excess water which had collected on the floors throughout the facility. They also used a vacuum to suck up the water as well. Air movers and dehumidifiers were brought in to dry out the moisture. Water soaked carpet and dry wall was removed and is currently in the process of being replaced and new carpet is being installed.
SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix acted fast and arrived quickly to begin the restoration process. We are available 24/7 so if your commercial building is faced with water damage at 3 in the morning, you can give us a call so that we can begin the drying and cleanup process. Give us a call at (623) 537-9999.
Be Prepared with SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile
Does your business have an Emergency Ready Profile?
SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix wants to take great care of you and we can assure you that we have your business’s best interest at heart. Here at SERVPRO, one way that we can help your business prepare for when the inevitable occurs such as an water, fire, smoke, storm or mold damage is with our Emergency Ready Profile.
An Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is designed to give your business a plan of action for when an emergency occurs in order to minimize interruption to your business as much as possible. By having an ERP in place, you will have a level of security that many businesses don’t have. The information in an ERP contains emergency phone numbers, the locations of water, electrical, and gas shut off valves as well as other emergency switches, security codes, etc.
Preparing your business for an unexpected disaster begins with a simple phone call to our office at (623) 537-9999. We will send one of our qualified SERVPRO team members to assess your facility and to conduct an ERP for FREE. You will have access to your facility’s ERP through a hard copy, digital copies and through our Ready Plan app. With an ERP in place, we can take immediate action by responding to your emergency to begin the restoration process.
Don't wait until the last minute. Act now to minimize your business's downtime during an emergency.
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
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:
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
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