Recent Commercial Posts

Water Damage in Commercial Building

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial water extraction

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties services all sizes of disasters from big or small from residential to commercial. In the most recent commercial loss. The owner called SERVPRO for emergency water extraction due to water from a pipe burst and  it had been running for two days. Upon arrival the technicians were able to use weighted water extraction on the carpeting thereby saving the carpets and allowing SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties the ability to dry the carpeting in place. The techs then removed some base boards to allow for drying of the framing and studs, they placed dehumidifiers and air movers to facilitate the drying.  The owner was beyond thrilled that we were able to minimize the interruption of his facility. Let SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties the opportunity to assist in your water damage. Call us at 252-433-0005.

Commercial fire near Buggs Island, VA

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

Clean up at Buggs Island Restaurant

Fire damage can happen anytime to anybody and that is why SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties is always on standby to be faster to any size disaster.  We assisted this commercial restaurant in the clean up needs quickly and efficiently to minimize business interruptions. Our crews are trained and certified in the clean ups in any situations. We have trade partners to assist if needed from dumpsters to scaffolding.  Our team  knows time is money and SERVPRO needs to get the business back open quickly. So whether the damage is caused by smoke, soot or fire, we are the restoration company to call. Let us show you our caring team from the office staff to the production to marketing. SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties  knows when it is your business affected you want the best and fastest team to help you, so call us at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848 now.

Soot damage in South Hill, VA

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

Soot damage at commercial property in South Hill, VA

If you business ever suffers a fire damage at your facility and it requires soot removal then SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties is the restoration company of choice. We provide quick response time, trained professional staff and insurance billing to take some of the stress and headache away from you so you can deal with the areas of the business. We strive to provide quality work and excellent customer service to help you return to the normal daily functions of your business. SERVPRO Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties has been in business for 19 years and has the knowledge and resources to help you during your disaster. Nobody knows when they are going to have a disaster, but you can call the team that specializes in disasters to get you up and running. That is what we are here for. We are here to help. Call us anytime at 252-433-0005.

Big Commercial Fire Job

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage at commercial property in South Hill, VA

If you business ever suffers a fire damage at your facility and it requires soot removal then SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties is the restoration company of choice. We provide quick response time, trained professional staff and insurance billing to take some of the stress and headache away from you so you can deal with the areas of the business. We strive to provide quality work and excellent customer service to help you return to the normal daily functions of your business. SERVPRO Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties has been in business for 19 years and has the knowledge and resources to help you during your disaster. Nobody knows when they are going to have a disaster, but you can call the team that specializes in disasters to get you up and running. That is what we are here for. We are here to help. Call us anytime at 252-433-0005

Water clean up in a government building

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water damages can happen anywhere to anyone this includes the government. So who does the government call?   They called SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville to assist in water extraction and drying their local building.  We were onsite within  sixty minutes and had the building dry in three days. The repairs to  the building were able to be completed in a day. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville was able to diminish business interruptions which pleased both the tenants and the management.  SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville has been serving and invested in our community for over 18 years.  We hire people that have a true desire to help and serve others and the training is ongoing to stay up to date with the skills needed to properly mitigate any size disaster! 

Sewage into commercial building

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Sewage clean up in Warrenton, NC

We all love and are grateful for indoor plumbing until there is a problem. When sewage starts spilling into your building.  Who do you call? How will this effect my business?  Call SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties to extract the sewage, apply an anti microbial and begin the mitigation and drying of the structure. We have a highly trained staff who can handle all sizes of disasters and can quickly mitigate it to get back to the normal daily business functions. In this building the sewage was coming up through the toilets and floor drains in the floor. this building owner was overwhelmed to say the least when she noticed it happening, but she quickly call SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties at 252-433-005  and we were able to mitigate quickly and prevent her business from losing revenue. Remember we are here to help both business and residential customers so call us today! This business owner is very happy she called!

Fire at hospital

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fires happen everywhere including at hospitals. SERVPRO was able to assist in the cleaning of this hospital operating room areas. The fire was contained to the area and was caused by an instrument. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties was able to get to this site within an hour and begin the clean up. We used air scrubbers to limit the airborne soot particles while cleaning the contents and structure. We were able to get the cleaning completed and the operating rooms back up working with 24 hours. We worked around the clock, but we made it happen. The administration was glad that we were able to help and was amazed at the level of professionalism and response from the SERPVRO team. We made the hospital a hero by preventing any surgeries from being postponed. When time is key call SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties at 919-339-4848 or 252-433-0005.

Commercial Water Damage

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage at a commercial property in Henderson, NC

What do you do when your Place of Business or Commercial Property has an unexpected Water Loss?  Do you know who to call?

Call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties for your commercial water mitigation needs!  Why?

When your Place of Business or Commercial Property has a Water Loss it is best to start the Drying Process as soon as possible to avoid Secondary Damages.  Secondary damages include mold, moisture into the walls and water migration into other areas of the building. The longer you wait to Mitigate the Water Loss the Damages becomes more severe and will interrupt your Business. We will come out to your site anytime of the day or night to assess the damage and begin the mitigation as quickly as possible to limit business interruptions. 

Call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties to come to the rescue. Our trained, qualified technicians will be there in an instant and begin the restoration process. We are available 24/7 at (252) 433-0005 or (919) 339-4848

HOW DO YOU RECOVER FROM A COMMERCIAL FIRE DAMAGE

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

After the fire suppression process is over and the fire truck pulls away, you're responsible for the fire restoration. Here are the steps that you need to follow after the firefighters leave:


1. Finance The Fire Restoration:


The best way to finance fire restoration is to contact your insurance company immediately. It might be possible to contact the company immediately even if the fire damage occurred outside of business hours. Look to see if they have a separate number for off hours emergencies. If they don't have an emergency line, it may be possible to contact them using an online chat. Also, check to see if your insurance company covers fire damage board up services.

Your insurance company is likely to have information about the fire restoration companies in your area. They also may be able to recommend a fire damage board up company.

2. Hire A Board Up Service As Quickly As Possible:


Once the fire truck is gone, your business is extremely vulnerable to burglary and graffiti. Additionally, firefighters don't remove soot from surfaces. If soot settles over a period of several weeks, it can become nearly impossible to repair soot damage. A board up service can secure the building and remove soot from surfaces, including materials that were damaged in a utility room fire.

3. Pick The Right Company To Repair The Commercial Fire Damage:


The company that you choose should be experienced with commercial fire damage, including recovery from electrical fires and utility room fires. Attempt to find a company that has been certified by the IIRC, and look for a Better Business Bureau accreditation.

It's important to see what customers have said about the fire damage restoration company. These are some of the best websites to look for reviews:

Google
Angie's List
Yelp
The Better Business Bureau Website

Soot Damage And Smoke Damage:


In many cases of commercial fire damage, soot damage and smoke damage is most destructive. Therefore, it's extremely important to pick a company that specializes in fixing soot damage and smoke damage. It's also essential that the company offers smoke damage deodorization.

Damage Caused By The Fire Truck And Fire Sprinkler System:


The fire hoses that most firefighters use cause water damage. A fire truck has multiple fire hoses capable of spraying more than 1,000 gallons of water per minute, and this is more than enough to cause mold growth. The fire sprinkler system often makes the water damage even more severe. The high pressure of the fire hose also increases the severity of the water damage. Therefore, it's important to make sure that the restoration company you choose specializes in repairing the damage caused by the fire hose and fire sprinkler system.

Damage Caused By Other Fire Suppression Techniques:


Many dry chemical fire suppression techniques can be as damaging as water. Make sure that the restoration company you choose specializes in repairing damage caused by all fire suppression techniques, including dry chemical fire sprinkler systems.

4. The Cause Of The Fire Must Be Determined:


If the firefighters didn't determine the cause of the fire, make sure that the restoration company will investigate the cause of your commercial fire damage and repair it. Make sure that the company considers the following potential causes during the investigation:

Electrical Fire
Utility Room Fire (can be caused in multiple ways, including by electrical fires)
The Heating System (sometimes an electrical fire and a common cause of utility room fires)
Cigarettes
Cooking

JOIN YOUR LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce promoting our Local Police Department

Being a member of your Local Chamber of Commerce can give you many advantages in marketing your business. They are very supportive of all the local businesses and you will be put on their company directory, that way, if someone new moves in to the area and are looking for a specific kind of business or industry, they can go to the Chamber Directory and you will be listed there. Not only that, the Chamber sponsors many networking events throughout the year that gives you an opportunity to mingle and meet the other businesses in your community and they will then be able to recommend your business to someone who is looking for your specific type of business or product. Not only is this a benefit for your business, but it also promotes buying at home.

ATTENDING LOCAL EVENTS

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

6th Annual Business Summit

There are so many helpful events that are held during the year for small businesses that can give you insight to what is happening in the Business World in your area. I will be attending the 6th Annual Business Summit sponsored by CenturyLink at the Lake Gaston Lions Club in Henrico, NC on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. This even is an all day Summit that incorporates Networking between local businesses as well as speakers that have wonderful tips on growing your business in a local community like ours. Everything from Shopping local to how to boost your business during the Holidays will be covered. Come on out and join us for this fun and educational day that can help you boost your business not only during the busy times of the year, but the entire year and meet some of your business colleagues at the same time. 

HOSPITAL IN CRISIS IN HENDERSON

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Extraction of Water in progress at local Hospital following large water loss

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties were called out to our local Hospital after they suffered a very large water loss to help extract the water and begin the drying process. When we arrived we discovered that most all of the offices were involved as well as supply rooms and such. Fortunately, the damage didn't affect the central hub of the Hospital, so we were able to get the extraction done and get our equipment set up without interfering with their business. It doesn't matter how large or small the job is, SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville counties are here to assist you with your Water, Fire or general cleaning needs. Give us a call at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848 any time day or night.

WATER DAMAGE AT LOCAL 911 OFFICE

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Local 911 Backup call center after extraction of water with our drying equipment at work.

We were recently called out to our Local 911 Backup office where they had suffered a water damage from a leaking HVAC line. Our technicians were on the scene quickly and began the extraction process. Once they removed the standing water, they began to assess the damage. The call center floor along with private office and storage warehouse were all affected. We set up our equipment and began the drying process. The director was so glad that we were able to get there quickly and get the drying process started right away and luckily, all the computers and equipment were unharmed. We are very happy that we are able to be a part of assisting our community and take pride in helping out those that are always here helping our community.

Restoring Commercial Property in Littleton, NC

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial property flooded by heavy rains

Flooding and water damage events at  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 Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties 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.

Restoring Littleton Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

10/28/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at  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 Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties 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.