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Does Your Business Have an Emergency Readiness Plan?

5/25/2022 (Permalink)

Green key on keyboard that says disaster plan with a SERVPRO logo Don't wait for disaster to strike to begin planning for an emergency. Call your local SERVPRO today and ask about setting up an ERP!

When an unexpected disaster occurs, whether it be storm damage, water damage, or a fire, many businesses struggle to fully recover in the aftermath. Having a plan in place to be prepared for emergencies can make the difference between surviving a disaster or not. Does your business have an emergency readiness plan?

How businesses are impacted by disasters

Some businesses may never recover following a disaster, having lost too much time, clientele, or inventory during the recovery process. A fire to a business is devastating and can cause it to completely shut down; for many businesses regardless of size, extensive downtime can mean a huge financial impact. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), almost 40 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors after a disaster. However, the ones that do survive usually have a preparedness plan in place.

What is an emergency readiness plan?

While an emergency readiness plan can’t stop a disaster from happening, it can help a business be ready to handle a disaster during the event and be better prepared to recover after a disaster. One-way SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County helps local Clay County commercial facilities be prepared is with the ERP profile. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY  Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the lone of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Contact SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County to get your Clay County business ready

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is well-versed in disaster recovery and remediation. If you want to better prepare your business for any unexpected disaster, contact SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County to learn more. You can also read more about SERVPRO’s ERP to understand how it can help prepare you for any emergency and offers helpful tips and best practices. Already experienced an unexpected disaster and need help? Call SERVPRO 24/7/365 at 904-290-4040. We’re faster to any disaster and can help you recover and get back to business in no time!

Why Do I Need to Call a Professional Water Remediation Company for the Water Damage in my Clay County Home?

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Can't I just handle it myself? 

It's just a small leak and there seems to be minimal damage, however, sometimes "minimal" water damage isn't so minimal. Minimal water damage like a persistent leak from a sink or pipe over time causes water damage to the fixtures around it like walls, flooring, and cabinetry. It may not seem like a lot of water at one time, but addressing this damage is key to protecting your home from secondary damages that come from untreated water damage like mold growth and wood rot. That is why it is essential to call a PRO like SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County when you experience water damage in your home. 

How Will SERVPRO Help With my Water Damage?

We will dry out the water-damaged areas within your property, but will start by putting together a scope of work that determines and lists all damages that exist and a predicted drying plan to return your home back to preloss condition! 

Our technicians go through intensive training to obtain their IICRC certification, the standard in cleaning and restoration. As experts in water damage, they can efficiently inspect and identify other areas of potential concerns beyond the easily viable issues. We rely on advanced technologies and equipment to detect moisture that the eye can not visibly see and then set powerful drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to ensure a successful dry out. Our Air movers force the water that has been absorbed into floors, walls, and cabinets out into the air to get removed by the dehumidification from our dehumidifiers, aiding in avoiding potential issues with mold due to excess moisture. 

We are the Local Water Damage Cleanup Experts! 

Suppose your Clay County property is suffering from water damage. In that case, it is best to act quickly and call professionals like SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County to prevent any secondary damages. We have highly trained technicians and industry-leading equipment to get your home back to normal and "Like it never even happened." as quickly as possible. Don't wait, we are ready to respond 24/7/365, call us at 904-290-4040

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is Your Commercial Restoration Expert!

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to commercial fires, there’s always a risk of fire for a number of reasons. As a matter of fact, a fire occurs in a structure at the rate of one every 64 seconds, and a home fire occurs every 89 seconds. This is according to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA). If your business experiences a fire, it’s best to call in commercial restoration experts like SERVPRO of South Fleming Island to help restore your Clay County home!

How fires occur in commercial buildings

NFPA research has found that structure fires accounted for 20% of the fires, but 49% of related deaths, 80% of injuries, and 67% of property damage. How do fires occur in commercial buildings? The five most common causes of fires in commercial buildings are cooking equipment, heating equipment, electrical and lighting equipment, smoking materials, and intentional fire setting. Regardless of the cause, a serious fire in a business is catastrophic and costly to the building, the business itself, and the customers it serves.

Remediation after the fire is extinguished

Even when the fire is quickly extinguished, there is still likely going to be significant and secondary fire damage. SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County has trained IICRC certified technicians and resources to respond to your disaster and provide commercial remediation services. Even if the damage appears minor, calling in the experts is your best bet.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue, productivity, and potential customer loss. SERVPRO understands the urgency of quick, professional, and thorough remediation of a fire that occurs to a business, knowing how to address not only the fire damage but secondary damage caused by fire extinguishing efforts such as water or chemicals. When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services in addition to reconstruction capabilities, we have the expertise and the knowledge to get your property back in business.

Work with SERVPRO for commercial remediation

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County specializes in the cleanup, restoration, and reconstruction of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage to its preloss condition. Call us at 904-290-4040. We’re here to help 24/7/365!

With Summer Showers around the Corner, Count on SERVPRO to Restore your Home!

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

A technician wiping soot off of ceiling after lightning strike. You can count on SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County in your time of need!

Being so close to the water here on Florida's Historic Coast has its beauty and enhances our quality of life. However, there is a downside to being surrounded by so much water, making South Fleming Island more susceptible to water damage due to flooding and other storm-related events and damages. These weather events can lead to extensive water damage, microbial growth, and other issues at your home or business that will require bringing in remediation experts to restore the area.

Storms may take a toll on your Home or Business. 

  1. Thunderstorms 

These storms occur when hot, moist air flows upward and mixes with the cooler air above. Due to Florida being located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, it is a prime area for thunder and lighting. If lightning hits your home or another structure, it could ignite the building materials and cause a fire. Even a seemingly minor fire can significantly impact a property because the smoke and soot contain toxic chemicals, stain the building and reduce indoor air quality. After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County can handle any size disaster big or small! 

  1. Hurricanes 

Experts predict this year's hurricane season, which will run from June 1st to November, to be extremely active. Hurricanes bring strong winds and increase the risk of flooding, which can lead to significant water damage if the flood enters your home. This can also lead to potential microbial growth in the home. SERVPRO provides board-ups, roof tarps, and other services to help those with homes or businesses that have been damaged. Our team of IICCRC certified professionals has the manpower, equipment, and supplies to remediate mold from homes or businesses.  

If your home has been damaged by water, flooding, or a fire SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to help. As local remediation experts, we have been providing Clay County and surrounding areas with fire, mold, and water remediation services since 2019. To schedule a free estimate, call us at 904-290-4040. But we know that emergencies don't stick to normal business hours, that is why our team is available 24/7/365 for emergencies. 

Emergency Fire Damage Services at a local Clay County Medical Facility

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage in an employee bathroom after a fire Fire and smoke damage last a lot longer than flames do and can be devastating to your commercial property.

Over the weekend we got an emergency call from an eye clinic that suffered from a fire. The initial flames started and were confined to the employee restroom, but as we often see with fire damage, the damage spreads beyond just the source site. A fire needs oxygen-fuel heat to exist, so when an item burns, it gives off gases, small particles of suspended matter, and aerosols. The particles and aerosols are visible smoke, smoke follows the airflow of the structure, depositing soot and smoke damage throughout the property. 

Because of this, there were multiple areas of the facility that needed fire damage restoration services. Our technicians started by removing any debris and completing any necessary demolition, they then clean and wipe down all surfaces that were covered with smoke or soot residues. That means all walls, floors, contents, medical equipment, and 300+ pairs of eyeglasses. Since the smoke traveled through the air duct system, a duct cleaning was needed to restore proper and clean airflow to the facility. Wiping down all surfaces can be a timely process as different surfaces require different techniques and cleaning methods, and may require several passes. 

Since this loss occurred on a Saturday, our team worked through the day and night Saturday and Sunday so that the office would be able to open and see scheduled patients that Monday morning. At SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County, we strive to minimize business disruption when it comes to navigating commercial water and fire damage because we know that lost time or downtime means a loss in business and income. Our crews will work around your business hours and need to complete the work, in this case, it was working through the weekend to get the facility ready to open on Monday, cease work for the workweek, then pick up again over the weekend. 

Fire damage restoration can help restore your commercial property to pre-fire condition, but it’s important to act fast to get fire remediation specialists out as quickly as possible to address the damage. If you find yourself dealing with commercial property fire damages, trust SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County, and our professional fire remediation services that we’re known for. With immediate emergency service 24/7, call us at 904-290-4040 and our trained fire technicians will be there to restore your commercial property damaged by fire.

Lunch & Learn With a Local Property Management Company!

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

Earlier this week our marketing reps met with May Management, local property management, and Community Association Management firm locally here in Clay County, to go over all of the ways that SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County can help with their property restoration needs. 

It was a chance for both SERVPRO and May Management to gain a greater understanding of the service offerings, the areas of expertise, and the resources that each organization can draw upon to accomplish their goals.  It was also a relaxed atmosphere that allowed all of the participants to get to know each other on a more personal level, which allows the business relationship to begin to flourish.

The Lunch & Learn format is just what it sounds like. We provide the food & drinks, whether it's lunch or an early morning breakfast type meeting.  While we are enjoying the provided items, we have an opportunity to discuss in a relaxed and informal setting, the things that make our organizations unique, the goals we have, the services we offer, and the expertise of our teams. We also talk about what would be a good referral for either organization and how we can look for opportunities to provide these referrals, as we go about our daily routines.

Lunch and Learns are a great way to build a network of trusted business partners, which not only benefits each organization but also the customers who are provided with trusted, competent service providers.

If you are interested in participating in a Lunch and Learn, don't hesitate to reach out to our marketing department and get one scheduled in a time frame that works best for your working environment, as well as any dietary restrictions. Your organization will benefit, your customers will benefit, and you won't have to bring a breakfast or lunch that day! What could be better than that? Call and ask for a member of our marketing department today at 904-290-4040!

Emergency Readiness Profiles Can Save Your Business!

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Here is a picture of a manager directing the team where equipment should go. Clay County can call today for a free ERP!

Business owners can rely on SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County for a speedy reopening after a water loss. Our SERVPRO team prides itself on our quick response time and arriving with top-of-the-line equipment. We also offer free Emergency Readiness Profiles, it saves time which saves your property and contents. 

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Let our team of professionals help you through the restoration process. An ERP gives information on where to shut off water lines, electrical circuits, special locations, and where to enter the building. Your profile will include pictures with descriptions to ensure our team and your team knows where these locations are. We find that an ERP benefits SERVPRO because we become more familiar with your property and therefore, can respond faster, mitigating secondary damage. 

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. Our mobile app is available to have the ERP on hand at any time. The profile also includes the phone numbers of the point of contact for the business. With SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. 

Call us today for a free Emergency Readiness Profile at 904-290-4040! 

SERVPRO can Provide a Quick Turnaround for Your Business!

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO trucks are pictured here outside of a building. No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County!

Here at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County, we provide a wide range of services for water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, and premier cleaning for upholstery and carpet. Something that sets us apart from our competition is that we specialize in reconstruction services. Our emergency rapid response team is available 24/7 for 365 days a year. 

Although, commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges our South Fleming Island team is prepared and has equipment ready to handle any sized restoration job. For a quicker turnaround, our team moves very efficiently so your business can reopen. We provide an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) which is a free assessment of commercial facilities that gives access to critical information that will be needed during an emergency situation. Having this ERP can speed up the response time and minimize the impact on your business, employees, tenants, and customers. 

Our team has completed work on small office buildings, apartment buildings, hotels, and retail stores all within the last month. Water damage can have lasting effects on the structure of the building if left untreated. SERVPRO can ensure the structure will be left dry after their work is complete. Our team uses top-of-the-line extracting equipment, air moving equipment, deodorization equipment, and dehumidification equipment. SERVPRO understands that having the best equipment is a necessity when it comes to the restoration industry. 

Clay County can rest assured that our team will arrive at the scene of loss prepared and trained on how to handle every situation. Our team consists of applied microbial remediation specialists, water damage restoration technicians, odor control technicians, and applied structural drying technicians. We are a proud IICRC-certified firm! After initial training, our team meets weekly to go over safety tips, tool demonstrations, and access continuing education classes. Every morning we have a team meeting to over everyone's agendas for the day and specific notes that need to be shared about services. 

Call us today at (904) 290-4040 for a free estimate! 

We Take Safety Seriously at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County!

4/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew chief leading our team in safety training Safety First! Our crew chief lead our team in proper ladder safety and procedures this week

At SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County, we not only strive to provide the best possible experience for our customers when it comes to service, quality of work, and safety practices, but we want to create the same environment for our employees as well. That is why every Friday, we bring our whole team together to participate in safety training. 

Our weekly safety training covers a wide range of topics from wearing proper protective gear when working in hazardous conditions and property testing PPE to ensure a proper fit, to heat safety and driving safety. We like to focus our weekly topics on what we currently have going on throughout projects, or potential hazards that could be on a job site we are actively working. This week our safety was on ladder safety, led by our restoration crew chief, Ken. 

Ken went over proper ladder use by maintaining points of contact, what parts of the ladder are safe to stand on, weight restrictions, and signs to look for that could indicate that the ladder is unsafe for use. We encourage our team to get involved, ask questions or go over scenarios that could help in future situations. 

With Storm Season on the Horizon You Can have Peace of Mind with SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

Our team arriving on the scene to mitigate an emergency water loss. Our trained team of professionals has the equipment and know-how to help any size storm disaster!

With the storm season right around the corner, SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County can provide all of your restoration needs. Customer satisfaction is our number one focus. Our IICRC Certified team is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, for all 365 days a year. We specialize in water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold mitigation, and premier cleaning services for floors and upholstery. 

Storms are Right around the Corner! 

It is estimated that there will be over twenty-two hurricanes this upcoming storm season. SERVPRO in Clay county has the equipment to mitigate big and small losses. We can provide board-ups for blown-out windows, tarping for concaved roofs, and tree removals to prevent damage to your home or business. We can also help with move-outs and also return your belongings back to their original placing and position. 

We are Ready for Any size Loss! 

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County has a Commercial Large Loss Division which is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Our clients include the hospitality industry, property managers, universities, and municipalities. We are able to use our professional mitigation services when it comes to our usual hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. 

We Provide Cleaning Services! 

Residents and business owners in Bradford County can also rely on SERVPRO for their premier cleaning needs. Our team of professionals is trained in sewage cleanup, carpet cleaning, and upholstery services. The faster we arrive on the scene the more property we can restore in your home. SERVPRO also specializes in dry cleaning, wet cleaning, abrasive cleaning and immersion cleaning in order to restore the contents within the area of loss. We have protective content documents to ensure your items are returned and remain safe.

Call us today for a free estimate (904) 290-4040!