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Emergency Ready Profile

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile App being shown on an Ipad and phone Don't wait for disaster to strike, let SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County assist you with a free Emergency Ready Profile!

Like most commercial properties, your facility probably has an emergency exit plan in place with illuminated signs leading occupants to safety, and even facility maps strategically placed to identify alternate routes out of the building. 

But have you developed a thorough contingency plan? Does that plan include resources focusing on the first 24-48 hours to help get you back in your building as quickly as possible?

If you answered no to either of those questions or just think your emergency plan could use some updating, SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to help! 

Not only can our professionally trained crew respond to your fire or water damage loss 24/7/365, but we can provide you assistance in developing an Emergency Ready Profile.

With our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, critical information like phone numbers and location photos of water and gas shut-offs are available in seconds on our free mobile app in the event an emergency situation occurs. 

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is ready to respond to your emergency and help you prepare for it. Call our office for more information, 904-290-4040! Should disaster strike and your business suffer water or fire damage, SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County is here to make it "Like it never even happened." 

3 Tips to Prepare Your Clay County Business For Natural Disasters

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Pouring rain and text that says 24/7 with SERVPRO logo Don't let storm damage affect your business more than it has to. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County!

You need the April showers to bring May flowers, but you don't need the water & storm damage that can come with all the Spring rain.

Natural disasters such as hurricanes and flooding can threaten the safety of your business and employees. That’s why it’s essential to have a plan in place that can help you minimize damage and ensure your workers are protected. Below are a few tips for developing a protocol plan, including when to contact emergency cleaning services.

How to Prepare Your Company for a Natural Disaster

1. Identify the Risks

As a business owner, you must prepare for disasters, both large and small, natural or manmade. The first step in doing this is to identify situations that pose a risk. For instance, in Florida, hurricanes are a top threat. Other risks might include fires, tornadoes, or power outages. If your business is considered high-risk, such as a laboratory that contains hazardous materials, identifying the potential problems will help you prepare accordingly with an evacuation and disaster recovery plan. 

2. Rehearse Evacuation Drills

Once you know which threats to prepare for, conduct drills with all of your employees so they know what to do in case of an emergency. This should include evacuating the building in the event of a fire, or taking shelter if there’s a tornado warning. Employees should know where all of the emergency exits are located, as well as what rooms or closets are away from windows. If you work with hazardous chemicals, have a list of personnel that will be responsible for turning off flames and other ignition sources and shutting off all electrical equipment. Follow up the drills with a discussion so you can go over any potential challenges that may affect the success of the evacuation. Some issues might include keeping employees organized while evacuating and keeping track of personnel. 

3. Make a Recovery Plan

Each day your business is down following a natural disaster is a blow to your bottom line. That’s why it’s essential to write a recovery plan. Identify the essential systems that your business needs to function so you know which issues must be addressed first. For instance, emergency cleaning services such as fire restoration, mold remediation, and water extraction will ensure your environment is safe and comfortable so that employees can get back to work as soon as possible.

If your business endures damage during a natural disaster, turn to the team at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County. Based in Clay County, FL, we are a locally owned and operated company that specializes in a wide range of residential and commercial emergency cleaning services, including everything from carpet cleaning and fire restoration to mold remediation and water extraction. Our highly trained team of experts can also evaluate your emergency protocol plan and advise changes that will improve its efficiency. Call 904-290-4040 to schedule a free estimate and learn more about our services and how we can help!

3 Benefits of Spring-Cleaning your office or Business

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Wipe down and deep cleaning of office materials You have enough work to do, let SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County handle your commercial spring cleaning needs!

Over time, dirt and grime can accumulate in even the most carefully maintained offices or businesses. A spring cleanup, including carpet cleaning and dusting, will help your business maintain a positive impression and make your office a healthier place to work. Check out the reasons below for more information on why you should invest in professional cleaning services this spring. 

Why Does Your Commercial Space Need Spring-Cleaning? 

1. Improved Air Quality 

Mold developing in the carpets releases spores, which could potentially cause health effects. Dust and germs can also travel through air ducts, spreading strange odors and diseases that may affect your employees, customers, and visitors. Professional carpet cleaning and duct inspections will improve the air quality throughout your building. These services can reduce your employees' sick days by minimizing germs and irritants, making your entire business more productive. 

2. Durable Furnishings

Trapped dirt in the fibers of your carpet and furnishings can gradually wear down the material. Your AC system can also be affected by dust, restricting airflow and enforcing the equipment to work harder than necessary. The additional degradation will eventually cause frequent breakdowns and premature failure. Duct and carpet cleaning will minimize your maintenance costs and help you get the most out of your investments. 

3. Increased Efficiency 

Disorganized stockrooms and filing cabinets will lead to wasted time looking for products or paperwork, which can be frustrating for your employees. Spring cleaning is also a chance to reorganize your storage systems, making it easier for your team to find what they need at a moment's notice. You can also take the time to create more efficient spaces by putting supplies within easy reach. 

If your business or office space is due for spring cleaning, call the professionals at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County. Our team of certified technicians have the tools and the training to handle everything from carpet cleaning to water stain removal for customers throughout Clay County, FL, and surrounding areas. We also offer emergency cleaning services in case the unexpected occurs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help, or call our office at 904-290-4040 to schedule a free estimate!

Commercial cleaning... areas that might get overlooked

1/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Cleaning above ceiling SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County is here to help! We go above and beyond to create happy customers! 904-290-4040

Commercial Cleaning – Don’t forget the Area Above the Ceiling!

It’s a common practice for many hotels, restaurants, and healthcare facilities to plan and budget for hiring a commercial cleaning company for quarterly, semi-annual, or annual cleaning of carpets, floors, and even equipment, to ensure that their guests, residents, patients, and even visiting family members will not only enjoy and provide favorable reviews about their experience, but also that they will not be exposed to any potential health hazards because of the proactive measures that were taken.

At times though, during this planning process, one area that can get overlooked, is above the drop ceiling in the kitchens, dietary, dining, and possibly even patient service areas.  There are several reasons these areas can be so critical.

  1. There is typically more heat in many of these areas, due to the equipment in use, as well as moisture from hot water and steam from dish machines, etc…
  2. Pests are attracted to these areas because of the smells, food and nesting materials they can find, and the darkness and lack of activity.

Contamination from rodent hairs, urine, and feces, is a concern and not to mention the damage they can do from gnawing on electrical wires and other parts of the structure.

And while it may be a common practice for these types of facilities to require their pest control providers to visually inspect the ceilings during their visits and to document any evidence of any of these issues, there is often a disconnect as to who should be responsible for cleaning up what is found.  Very often the documented issues that are found are not taken care of because the pest provider does not offer that type of cleanup service, and the facility itself does not have the manpower or expertise to effectively address these types of issues.

So, the area could remain contaminated, which could contribute to the possibility of several problems:

  1. Any maintenance that requires removal of any ceiling tiles could expose the workers and employees to possible health issues related to rodent contamination.
  2. Food safety could be compromised below the affected areas
  3. Rodent issues could develop to the point where customers or employees start to see live rodents, because the pest company was unable to determine if there was ongoing activity in the building because the original evidence that was documented was never cleaned up!

So, what does all of this have to do with SERVPRO?  Well, I’ll tell you…SERVPRO not only has a team of service professionals capable of quarterly, semi-annual, or annual cleaning of the floors, carpets, equipment, and even walls, but they also have their own products for cleaning and disinfecting the area above the ceiling. Not only that; they are experts at identifying water damage and mold, so while they are working above your ceiling, they can also determine if there are any areas where mold be growing, or water leaks may be evident.

This is a proactive service that while it may not be visible to your guests, residents, visiting family members, and even your own valued employees; it could be more valuable for the protection of “your brand” than any of the other services mentioned.

Why? Because no one wants to find out after the fact that…

  1. You have a rodent issue that is being seen by your customers or employees (and of course, posted on social media), that may have been prevented, because your pest technician noticed new evidence of pest activity, because the old evidence had been removed with the last cleaning.
  2. Mold can cause health effects. 

So, while SERVPRO will not provide any type of rodent or pest control/elimination service, nor give any recommendations as to how to prevent such issues, we will proactively provide the cleaning of these critical areas, so that you can

  • Get more accurate reporting and better service from your pest program provider because you have provided a clean environment in a key area, where any new activity can be recognized and addressed.
  • Proactively monitor this critical area and minimize any damage that might be caused by water leaks; such as the development of mold, weakening of the structural integrity of the building due to excessive moisture, or even ceiling tile replacement due to water damage.

While it is true that many of the services SERVPRO offers are reactive in nature, and that our goal is to be, Faster to any Disaster and to make it "Like it never even happened," it’s also true that, “An Ounce of Prevention, is Worth a Pound of Cure!”  That is especially true when it comes to “Brand Protection.”

YOUR BRAND IS WORTH PROTECTING! Let SERVPRO help you make sure that nothing is overlooked… (904) 290-4040

Not even the area: ABOVE THE CEILING!

Happy Holidays From SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County!!

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Happy Holidays from SERVPRO Advertisement SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County wants to wish you a very happy holidays and a happy new year!! 904 290 4040 - 24/7/365

We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County!! Here is a cute Christmas story, SERVPRO edition!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the shop

Not an item was clean, not even a mop

The Dehu's were stacked in the truck with care

In hopes that Rick I. would soon be there

The owners were nestled, snug in there SERVPRO threads,

While visions of convention checks, danced in their heads

The Yes ma'am in her office, and I in my cube

We had just settled down for a long binge of YouTube

When out of the office, there arose such a clatter

We sprang from our chairs to see what was the matter

Away to the WIP board, I flew, like a flash

Broke down the door, dropped my coffee, splash

The moon on the crest of a newly polished van,

The SERVPRO franchise finishes it's Emergency Ready Plan

When what to my wondering eyes did appear,

But a new commercial job to finish, before end of year

With a tall, slender driver, so lively and quick

I knew in this moment, this must be the Rick.

More rapid than Eagles, the ProMasters that came

He whistled and shouted for his team by name,

"Hey Dale, Steve, Susan and Sally, go get Mike, Chris, Alex, and Ally!

To the top of the doors to the top of the walls! Now, document, document, document all!"

As before each job they all worked to comply,

There are very strict procedures and programs, we must qualify,

So onto the job site, the team, they flew

With a truck full of products, and Rick I, too

And then in a twinkling, I heard in the drive, the workers behave like a buzzing bee hive

As I started the scope, and was turning around, into the structure Rick I went, with a bound

He was dressed all in green from his head to his foot,

and his clothes protected with PPE from ashes, and soot

A bundle of equipment, he had gathered from the truck,

He emerged determined to clean up this muck

His eyes, how they twinkled, through those protective goggles

His cheeks were rosy from the mask, protecting his tonsils

His branded attire was crisp to the look,

He and his team regained control, in which the fire had took

The test sponge he held tight in his hand, for the smoke in every crevasse, was crammed

He and the team worked fast and steady, to make sure the customer and business were ready

Their level of attention to detail was surprising in itself, they cleaned and wiped every book on the shelf

With a wink of his eye and a twist of his head, he gave the customer a sense that there was nothing to dread

He spoke not a word but went straight to work, he filled all the forms and he said, with a smook

"Get it all uploaded, quick and fast, we don't want audit to look at this last"

He sprang to the truck to give his team a signal, and away they all flew, to the orange house at old Seminole,

But I heard him exclaim, as the COI was gladdened: Don't forget, we make it "Like it never even happened."

Happy Holidays everyone! We're here to help in case there's an emergency - (904) 290-4040

Happy Tenants = Happy Property Manager!

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

Water damaged documents Did you know SERVPRO can restore documents as well as homes? We can dry anything! We have multiple drying methods we can apply as necessary

At SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County, we pride ourselves on fast, professional and quality services. We are highly dedicated to exceptional customer service.

We offer many services from bio-hazard cleanup to catastrophic storm response and everything in-between. 

One of the unique services we offer is document restoration. We realize some documents hold sentimental value and can't be replaced.

If you're a property manager and your tenants unfortunately experience a fire or a flood; wouldn't it feel great to be able to ensure them all of there irreplaceable, invaluable items such as wedding pictures, legal documents, pictures of past loved ones, etc. can be restored to make it "Like it never even happened."  

If SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County is your preferred restoration company; you can ensure your tenants their irreplaceable contents/documents will be professionally restored to preloss condition!

To learn more, contact us at (904) 290-4040 or visit our website here. 

A better Restoration company makes a better Property manager!! 

Faster, more advanced, and better equipped to make it "Like it never even happened."

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County has IICRC certified technicians! SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County has IICRC certified technicians! (Even the owner is certified!)

When a need for Property Damage Restoration service arises, (commercial or residential) it is typically sudden, many critical decisions must be made instantly. Knowing which restoration company to call for help shouldn't be one of them! Make calling SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County synonymous with calling 911 in an emergency – there is simply no other choice in Clay County or Bradford County. 904-290-4040! Here are a few of the very many reasons you should trust SERVPRO in the event of a disaster:

  • IICRC certified technicians – in short IICRC is an entity that regulates damage restoration, not all restoration companies have IICRC certified technicians, but SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County does.
  • Technicians who handle multiple aspects of damage restoration and even reconstruction, which allows them to be versatile and provide an insight into damage remediation that typically cannot come from a “one trick pony” type of technicians, many restoration outlets rely on specialty tasking
  • Most technologically advanced infrastructure and equipment in the area's of Clay and Bradford County
  • Strategic location that allows SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County to provide timely response, aka be “Faster to Any Size Disaster”!

These are just a few advantages you can expect from SERVPRO located in South Clay County – superior staff, infrastructure, and location simply elevates us above the rest.

Faster to ANY SIZE disaster! Commercial and residential - (904) 290-4040

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vans outside a commercial property When fire, water, or mold damage affects your property; don't hesitate to call the industry leaders at (904) 290-4040 No job is too big or small!

The restoration industry in North Florida offers a great variety of companies, ranging from smaller ‘mom and pop’ type of operations to bigger and established brands such as SERVPRO and anything in between.  There are many advantages of hiring an established name in the damage restoration industry, here are just a few advantages SERVPRO offers over competition:

  • No job is too small or too big – if additional equipment is needed for commercial damage restoration projects we are able to leverage the vast network of SERVPRO franchises, as well as SERVPRO Storm Teams and Corporate headquarters in Gallatin, with a 24 hour turnaround guarantee on equipment and resources
  • Internal ability to develop customized chemicals – there are many chemicals in our arsenal readily available, albeit if a specialty solution is needed it can be prepared at SERVPRO’s chemical plant in Gallatin, TN.
  • Established more than 50 years ago SERVPRO brand brings experience and knowledge unmatched in the restoration industry, i.e. - there are many established treatment protocols, well researched practices, state of the art equipment packages for franchises and well-aligned back office support.

It really would take a separate essay to list all of the advantages SERVPRO brand offers in South Fleming Island / North Bradford County, but for the purpose of this argument we will stop with the above listed. (904) 290-4040

Government Facilities Have To Stay Open, Even When They Need Cleaned or Restored

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team responding to property damage SERVPRO of South Fleming Island is here to help and stands by our promise to government facilities. FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER!!

SERVPRO's commitment to Government Facilities:

When disaster strikes a government facility, your local SERVPRO franchise Professional answers the call quickly to assess the damage and start mitigation procedures, helping to ensure minimum service interruption and lower recovery costs. With over 50 years of experience in cleanup and restoration,  SERVPRO franchise professionals are FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER. 

The Pentagon: A Case Study

Following the event of September 11th, 2001, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals were called upon to assist with the cleanup and restoration of the Pentagon. In spite of the emotions and difficulties involved in the restoration effort, SERVPRO dried nearly 300,000 sq. feet in addition to providing fire, smoke and soot cleanup and restoration services. Upon completion of the drying assignment, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provided mold remediation services in other sections of the facility. SERVPRO professionals met the challenge and completed the process in just 90 days! 

At SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County, we stand by this promise and are ready to help any government facilities in our area or surrounding areas. (904) 290-4040 

Commercial office building floods, SERVPRO to the rescue!

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

standing water SERVPRO is on standby 24/7/365 to help your business get back to "Like it never even happened." (904) 290-4040

We had an emergency water loss at a big office complex building.

Source of loss was from a water line under the sink in one of the offices break-rooms. Water got pretty much everywhere on the top floor, affecting many businesses. The owner was smart enough to call their local SERVPRO!!

We received the call, got  a crew ready ASAP and were on-site within the hour. We got there and began remediation immediately. There was standing water all over the place. 

We extracted the standing water using our state-of-the-art water extraction equipment, completed the necessary demolition and began setting up our commercial grade equipment. It took a lot of equipment and work, but as we always say: No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County

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

Are you ready!?

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO contingency plan app 904-290-4040, 24 / 7 / 365

Do you know what to do in an Emergency Water Damage situation?Do you know what takes place after a Fire in your home is put out?

Generally speaking, are you comfortable taking quick action when an emergency strikes? 

If you answered ‘No’ to at least one of these questions, then this is the deal for you!!! 

SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County is here for you with our ERP – Emergency Ready Presentation, call to schedule yours today!!! 904-290-4040 

After completing an ERP with one of our SERVPRO Marketing Representatives, you will be have access to your Emergency Ready Plan and it will lead you to important information such as the shutoff systems, emergency contacts, and safety measures. The ERP app is a must have for any property owner! 

Call Today!!! 904-290-4040. Or find us on the web!  

Here To Help minimize business interruption

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

When fire, water or mold damage strikes a commercial facility, it has a negative impact on everyone - the owner, the management, employees, tenants and even customers. 

Even small fire or water damages must be addressed quickly in order to limit secondary damage and to keep business interruption at a minimum! 

Your local SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County professionals understand the urgency in responding to your facility following a disaster. 

By arriving quickly, mitigating damage to the structure and contents, and providing effective cleanup and restoration services, our SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County will help you reopen business doors as soon as possible! 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at (904) 290-4040! We are Here To Help!