Recent Commercial Posts
How to Protect Your Business from Fire Disasters
As wild fires ravage states and entire countries across the world, business owners should take this as an opportunity to learn about how they can stop the preventable fires that could happen in their very own business.
And while commercial owners already have so much to keep track of, fire safety is a worthwhile focus for anyone, and may help you stop disaster before it even happens. Plus dealing with the ramifications of a fire takes a lot more time, energy and money than learning about fires and protecting yourself against the possibility of a fire ever happening.
Here are some of the most common causes for a workplace fire:
Electrical and heating equipment can cause major disasters if they are improperly maintained, operated or installed. It would prove worthwhile to do a check of any appliances to make sure they are safe and up to standard. And this should be a regular occurrence as equipment can breakdown quickly under the hustle and bustle of a business.
If you’re a restaurant or a facility that utilizes cooking equipment then be sure to make sure that these appliances are always under watch and surveillance when being used.
And like the previous causes, mechanical equipment needs to be properly aligned and lubricated to avoid mechanical friction fires.
Also don’t forget about your cleaning products! While they may not always be the cause, they can very much be the reason a fire gets bigger and bigger and spreads. Avoid excessive storage of combustible materials.
And while there are so many reasons that a fire can start, these are the most easily identifiable and preventable. To keep your business running successfully, check, recheck and maintain all equipment and procedures. It also doesn’t hurt to have an overload of smoke detectors and fire alarms too!
SERVPRO of Wyomissing is easily reached at (610)208-0300 for all of your commercial needs!
Does Your Business Have Questions About the ERP?
Good news - SERVPRO of Wyomissing is here to answer all of your Emergency Ready Profile questions, as we want your business as prepared as possible for any challenge or disaster that may come your way.
Here are the most common questions we receive when Wyomissing businesses express interest in our ERP:
What is an ERP?
An Emergency Ready Profile is a document that collects and organizes emergency information personal to your business, so that if or when disaster strikes you are more than prepared to handle the damage and clean up efficiently to get your business running again “Like it never even happened.”
Why should you make an ERP today?
There is no downside to filling out an ERP, only a plan to recover faster and better in case your business is damaged by fire, water, storms, etc. Important information like essential contacts is also included in the ERP. Taking the time now to fill out an ERP will save you money and time in the future. Why not protect yourself, your employees and your business?
How much does it cost?
There is no cost, and we’ll even fill it out for you! Just call us.
Are you ready to make your ERP? If so, call SERVPRO of Wyomissing at (610)208-0300 to get started!
What's A Sewage Backup Mean for Your Business?
Has your business been effected by water damage? It’s important to call your local SERVPRO franchise in these situations because not all water damage situations are the same as there are three different types of water that can flood your business.
What are the three types?
Clean water is considered a category 1 loss, which is water that spills from a broken water line. If this is left untreated the water can be downgraded to category 2 or 3 depending on how long it sits.
Gray water is considered a category 2 loss. Gray water may contain bacteria and viruses from a washing machine, dishwasher or a toilet WITHOUT fecal matter overflow. This too can be degraded to a category 3 loss if left untreated.
Black water is considered a category 3 loss, which means the water may contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals and microbes. This can happen from flooding rivers or sewer backups.
While sewage back-ups are some of the most common disasters businesses face, they are the most dreaded and dangerous as far as disasters go. Why? Because the unsanitary conditions can lead to serious health complications found from the bacteria and viruses in the sewage.
These sorts of disasters require special training, equipment and services to safely handle this type of contamination. And that’s why it’s important to call SERVPRO of Wyomissing at (610)208-0300 with any questions or for our expert services!
Commercial Cleaning Services in Wyomissing
In Wyomissing, businesses are often bustling, and welcoming tons of foot-traffic. And that will only increase this holiday season.
With a booming business, comes normal wear and tear. But who has time to keep up with the demands of running a business, interacting with customers and ensuring that everything looks clean and up-to-date?
So when the busy season hits, make sure you’re ready and call SERVPRO of Wyomissing for a prompt and detailed cleaning service. We remove odors, deep clean floors and carpets and reach all of the hard to hit places.
Here are the other cleaning services we provide:
- Crime scenes
- Ceilings, walls, hardwood floors, etc.
SERVPRO of Wyomissing has experience cleaning restaurant kitchens, removing mold from hotels and handling biohazard issues across a variety of businesses. There’s not much we can’t handle when it comes to your cleaning needs!
Need cleaning services? Call SERVPRO of Wyomissing first at (610)208-0300!
How To Spot Water Damage In Your Commercial Building
As a business owner or a property manager, you’re busy with a million things happening at once. But it’s important to recognize when water infiltrates your commercial property because the longer a leak lasts, the more damage it does. Time is crucial in tackling water damage.
Cracking of paint or wallpaper under the pressure of a leak is one of the most common and easiest to spot signs of water damage. This happens once water has leaked past the mortar joints.
Do you know that mildewy smell that comes with dark and damp spaces? This is often a sign that water has made it past the exterior of your property. If you find mold or mildew growing anywhere on your premise be sure to call a professional service like SERVPRO of Wyomissing.
Rust staining is a sign of water damage in concrete structures where red rust becomes visible on a lighter surface. This is a late-sign for water damage as it means that the water has penetrated the steel foundation. Be mindful that steel expands as it rusts.
Watching out for these signs will keep water from damaging your building any further, and causing potential disaster.
At SERVPRO of Wyomissing, we are here to help you with your commercial property so you don’t have to worry about what happens when water leaks into your building. We can always make it "Like it never even happened."
We're Here for Local Wyomissing Businesses Too
After a flash flood, we responded quickly to the needs of a local furniture store that was experiencing vast amounts of water damage.
SERVPRO of Wyomissing does not only support local families and homes, but we are also on duty for our local business owners too!
If you’re a commercial property owner then you know how important it is to maintain a professional look for you, your customers and your investors. With any means of damage or loss, your appearance could be ruined and your store could be shut down for an unforeseeable amount of time. We have experiences with businesses that have unfortunately had to deal with fire, water, mold, biohazard and other damages.
But here at SERVPRO of Wyomissing we aim to make sure your business looks “Like it never even happened.” We have quality and efficient services, team members and equipment that make your disaster that much easier to deal with. No job is too big or too small for our SERVPRO team! We’ve had experiences with small office buildings, large office buildings, apartments, hotels, retail stores, universities, churches, restaurants and so on.
In any emergency situation, SERVPRO of Wyomissing is ready all 365 days of the year. Need our help and expertise? Call us at (610)208-0300!