Recent Commercial Posts

How the Unexpected Water Damage Could Occur

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

Our local community knows that SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel has handled numerous residential water damage projects. However, what you might not be as familiar with is our ability to provide water damage cleanup and restoration services for commercial properties. While our company’s job is to clean and restore your home or business after a disaster, we also enjoy providing helpful information for our community. Listed below are some of the most common causes of a water damage done to your commercial facility.

  • Weather

Storm season around here in our neck of the woods is simply common knowledge to most all residents. Whether it be a large rains storm or a full-on hurricane, water damage is rather common as an aftermath from a storm. It can be anything from flooding in multiple rooms of your property, a broken window that just opened allowing water to enter your building, or a fallen tree that harmed your exterior.

  • Plumbing mishaps or Backup

 Pipes being clogged or backed up from a variety of things- food, grease, paper, plastic items, etc.- can create pressure that causes an overflowing appliance. Whether it be the toilet in your bathroom or the sink in your new breakroom, all can be affected by a pipe backup and one major way your business or commercial property can have water damage.

  • Foundation Cracks

Your commercial facility can fall in a world of damage simply because of a crack in your foundation. It can be a small crack that goes unnoticed, or a major weak spot. When your foundation cracks it allows water to creep in and begin doing damage. Not only could it cause you water damage but if materials absorb that water it can lead to mold growth.

  • Pipe Bursts

A pipe burst is one of the most common water damages causes we have seen here at SERVPRO. Pipe bursts are sometimes an inevitable disaster however having regular maintenance done to your plumbing can help alleviate the potential pipe burst in your facility. In addition, taking the proper measure to make sure your plumbing does not get clogged by inappropriate items can help you prevent a pipe burst disaster on your property.

When the unexpected happens, give us a call. We can make your commercial disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Saving Your Commercial Operation After A Disaster: SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

Is your business safe after a disaster?

Here at SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel, we have worked with commercial businesses, operations, and facilities of all shapes and sizes. Something that is unique to our company is an emergency preparedness tool that we offer to create for your commercial operation. SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP) is an excellent tool to have on hand when preparing your facility, staff, and yourself for a potential disaster.

Recently our team here at SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel was tasked with creating ERP’s for 11 branches of a global organization that provides our community with recreational services and community facilities. Our management team got together in order to plan how we would conquer this request.

While hammering out the details for this job, it became more apparent of just how important this tool is. Over 50 percent of businesses close permanently after a disaster’s hits, and the other half most all had prepared and had a plan in place.

Our Emergency READY Profiles are created around your operation and your facility. As we personalize this tool to you, it is developing an immediate plan of action that is to be used in the event of a disaster. Most importantly this ERP is for your property manager and entire facility team to know exactly what to do when disaster strikes. When knowing what to do and what to expect in advance, enables you to act within a timely manner. Acting fast is key to minimizing damage done to your property as well as getting help from the right people, quicker.

The SERVPRO ERP tool includes:

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

To create your SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile give us a call at SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel (813)-929-9898. Being prepared for a disaster is not only lifesaving but greatly increases your ability to save your commercial operation.

Commercial Facility Grime, Odor, and Other Are No Match For SERVPRO

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel might be well known by building managers as the premier 24/7 emergency fire and water service company but more often than not they are unaware that we offer a vast amount of specialized cleaning and maintenance services.

Our company recognizes the hard work a janitorial staff does for a building and respects the fact that janitorial staff is the utmost important for the operation of a building however sometimes there are situations that extend beyond the scope of their work. In cases of moisture complications, odor, and extensive grime, SERVPRO is ready to step in. We are here to make sure your facility is looking and smelling its absolute best.

Our professional cleaning services range from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing and properly disposing biohazard containments. Below are our categories in which we offer service:

  • Air Ducts
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

Never hesitate, give us a call to discuss questions or concerns regarding your facility 

SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel (813)-929-9898

Our Unique Large Loss Response Team

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel stands out as the premier cleanup and restoration company for many reasons, but one being our involvement in the corporate Large Loss Response Team. Made up of 1,700 franchises, this team is full of specially trained and certified beings who have the extensive skills, knowledge and leadership techniques to restore significant commercial jobs.

Here at SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel, we have worked with a large amount of business owners and commercial property managers in the local area who have suffered damage and or loss. Working in commercial facilities ranging from education, foodservice, retail, healthcare, etc. we reach everyone. We have cleaned and restored after damages from fire, water, mold, storms and even biohazard situations. What makes this Large Loss Response Team so unique is these specially trained and certified operatives are placed in all areas across the county, ready to put their knowledge to use and handle disasters of all shapes and sizes.  

Working to restore damage in a commercial setting might appear to be an extremely challenging task to complete, and while that is true, SERVPRO has the ability to work in your facility while limiting interrupting to your operation.

After experiencing a disaster and damage to your commercial property, why should you call SERVPRO?

  • We have the resources to help you immediately.
  • We perform the work necessary to reduce further damage.
  • We work with you and your carrier to develop and approve a recovery plan designed to reduce business interruption.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profiles

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know 50% of businesses close down following a disaster? Of the businesses that do survive, the majority had a preparedness plan in place. By Developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business, you can know that you are “Ready for whatever happens.” Whether the disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel has your back.

You can develop your business’s ERP one of two ways:

  1. Download the ERP app to your smartphone and fill out your Emergency READY Profile yourself.
  2. Call SERVPRO of West Pasco directly and ask to make an appointment for one of our team members to come down to your business and fill out an ERP for you! The number to call is (813)929-9898.

  The SERVPRO Emergency READY Program is a no cost assessment of your facility. If needed, having an ERP for your business will save you a LOT of time- and when it comes to mitigation, time is money. Having an Emergency READY Program in place can also 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.

If you have any questions about the Emergency READY Profile, or if you would like to schedule a time for one of our employees to come to your business and fill one out, give SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel a call at (813)929-9898.

SERVPRO Convention 2018

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

If you happened to visit Mouseland last month, you may have seen a sea of green and orange, in addition to the usual ubiquitous mouse ear hats.  This year SERVPRO owners and team members from around the country gathered in Orlando for the annual franchise convention. It’s the “go to” event of the year and for the first time I was able to attend.

As SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel's Social Media Specialist, my goal is to represent our brand to the best of my ability and having the opportunity to meet with other franchise teams was a learning experience I’ll never forget. Although we operate as a franchise system and each service center is independently owned and operated, we all work as a family supporting our green and orange brothers and sisters, bouncing ideas off each other, what works and what doesn’t.

What made my experience even better was getting to make the two-hour drive from our New Port Richey office to Orlando with one of the best project coordinators known to man, Shanna. In speaking with her about her time at the convention, she was thrilled to learn about upcoming changes to our systems that will make day to day operations run more efficiently. Shanna added in that the presenters themselves were enthusiastic, making the “learning” experience more than just that, it was fun!

Now that the 2018 SERVPRO convention has ended and we’ve brought back the rich information and ideas to our local office, we’d like to thank the corporate team from Gallatin, Tennessee, for their hard work and dedication for continued growth of the green and orange brand.

Document Drying and Restoration Services for Pasco Businesses

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel offers a variety of services from water and fire damage restoration, mold mitigation, and both commercial and residential cleaning services. But did you know that we also provide Document Drying and Restoration for our commercial clients? 

Damage from a water or fire event is not limited to the building and furniture. Sometimes files such as patient records, invoices, and legal documents are impacted by water, smoke, and soot contact. SERVPRO’s document drying process is designed to stabilize damaged documents and prevent further damage quickly. The treatment facility is secured, the chain of custody follows HIPAA guidelines – or whichever specific legalities are required, and our Drying Chamber personnel is Master HIPAA certified allowing them to handle protected health information (PHI). 

Our Document Restoration Facility: 

  • Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
  • Secure: managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance
  • Digital: we use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents
  • Flexible capacity - we can accommodate large commercial losses or small residential jobs
  • Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization

SERVPRO document services also include digitization services that reduce the need for large filing rooms and help make data access more accessible for businesses. Certified destruction services allow for sensitive information to be appropriately disposed of and provide peace of mind to businesses and their clients. 

Types of content: 

  • paper documents
  • books and magazines
  • manuscripts and files
  • photographs, films, negatives, and microfiche
  • x-rays
  • blueprints and maps
  • parchment

For more information about document recovery provided by SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel, based in our New Port Richey headquarters, north of Trinity, or other commercial services, visit our website or call (813) 929-9898. 

Fire Damage To Your Dade City Business

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

What's left after a recent fire at a local storage facility.

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business. 

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service 
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster 
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises 
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists 

SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies Call Us Today (813) 929-9898.  

Prepare Your Commercial Building

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

A plethora of air movers are placed in a Pasco County medical facility after flooding occurred throughout the entire facility.

As hurricane season quickly approaches, preparing your commercial building is key factor to preventing flood damages that could be quite costly.  

There are two phases to building preparation:  

  • Preventative 
  • Pre- Storm 

The Preventative Phase can be taken at any time throughout the year and should include having your building inspected and retrofitted for common risks, including flood water and heavy winds. You should also make data backup a part of your everyday routine and implement an alternate means of communication for when lines go down.  
 
The Pre-Storm phase should include closing all your storm windows, covering equipment and moving it to a secured area, disconnecting electrical equipment and turning off gas and electricity.  
 
Stay Safe 
 
When a flood warning is issued, get to higher ground as soon as possible. If flooding is already underway, stay put until authorities say that it is OK for everyone to go home. Heed all evacuation warnings, and don’t wait to act until flood water has already entered your building.  
 
A flooded building is dangerous to both your assets and your personnel. Keep everyone safe and protect your assets from water damage by implementing the tips above and contacting SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel at (813)929-9898 for all your restoration needs. 

Restoring Your Lutz Commercial Property After A Water Damage

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

A dehumidifier placed in a local hospital to expedite the drying process.

Flooding and water damage events at Lutz commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. 

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges 

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need. 

About SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel 

SERVPRO of Wesley Chapel specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.