Recent Commercial Posts

Commercial Water Damage

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial restoration experts know water damage is a frequent cause of anxiety and inconvenience for business owners in Citrus County. Unfortunately, many business owners do not know what steps to take to defend their commercial property against the challenges fostered by water damage. Many of these owners aren't certain who to call once the water damage has occurred. We suggest SERVPRO of Citrus County. Luckily, there is a wide range of effective measures that you can implement to lessen the possibility of commercial water damage.  The following are some suggestions for awareness and preparation to prevent or mitigate commercial water damage to your business.

Assessing Your Risks

One of the best ways to decrease your susceptibility to water damage is to assess your company's risks. In many cases, commercial properties are more susceptible to substantive water loss than their residential counterparts. The fact that most businesses and office buildings are closed during the evening and nighttime hours allows for a leak to persist undetected for an extended time. If this unwanted water intrusion is a burst pipe or other structural failure, the result can be far more severe. 

Although every commercial property will be at least somewhat different, most of them have a water heater, toilet, and working sink. In some cases, you may have special equipment and appliances that are plumbed to the water. Commercial water damage potential is much greater in food processing plants due to the substructure required for large water usage. Many other factory-type settings are typically in the same position. Additionally, your property may be at increased risk of flooding due to storms.

SERVPRO of Citrus County can respond immediately to your commercial water damage regardless of the size or scope of the damage.  Call us at 352-522-1053.

Perfecting Commercial Drying

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Citrus County is always looking for ways to better serve our communities. In this pursuit, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) has declared our teams have met the standards and requirements for the Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) title!

Since 1972, The IICRC has certified and developed certifications and standards for inspection, cleaning, and restoration. The IICRC also serves as a valuable consumer referral source for certified technicians and firms. They provide education and testing in a similar fashion to a university. There are prerequisites that must be met before an individual or a company can gain certification in a particular course or track. The course and description page even resemble a college coursework curriculum! All of this means SERVPRO of Citrus County is always working to exceed industry standards.

Having the ability to offer companies commercial drying is a huge benefit for businesses of any size.  SERVPRO of Citrus County can dry buildings in a more efficient and effective manner than ever before. This is especially true in emergency situations where businesses need their doors open quickly.

Whether it is a hotel or a condo complex, SERVPRO of Citrus County can respond quickly to reduce downtime. Keep our number on your cellphone in case an emergency arises! 352-522-1053

When To Replace Damaged Carpeting

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

If you clean your home's carpeting frequently, you will extend its life. Unfortunately, when a certain unplanned event occurs, you may need to replace the carpeting much sooner than you had planned. For example, flooding caused by a pipe break or a defective water heater can damage the flooring to the extent that it must be thrown away. Let's look in more detail at a few of the reasons for replacing your damaged carpeting.

1. Water Damaged Carpeting
Once water seeps through to the carpet padding, mold begins to grow. Call a water damage repair person as soon as possible to evaluate the situation. In the case of a pipe break or other water event, the water source must be completely shut off. The professional determines whether the carpeting and padding can be salvaged. If restoration is possible, the expert will safely dry and clean the entire area and then apply antimicrobial treatments to discourage the growth of mold.

2. Smelly Carpeting
Pets, in particular, are the source of many lingering odors in the flooring. Urine and other pet smells must be cleaned up immediately with soap and water. If the smell doesn't diminish after the cleaning, this likely indicates that the odor has seeped into the padding or the subfloor. A professional should assess the situation to determine whether the flooring must be replaced.

3. Stained Carpeting
Many carpeting stains can be removed with a carpet cleaner. Some stains, however, are impossible to clean. If stains aren't handled right away, the offending substance can seep into the padding, allowing mold and mildew to build up under the surface. This will require a professional to examine and determine the best solution.
Whether you are dealing with a pipe break or an unfortunate spill, your carpeting deserves immediate attention. Let an expert help you decide what route is best for you.

Commercial Mold Damage Tips

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

If your commercial building recently experienced water damages, you're probably unsure of the next step. Not only are you worried about property damage from the water, but you also have to worry about mold in your business. Mold can affect indoor air quality, can cause significant property damage, and can cause a foul smell that even the best deodorization techniques can't get rid of! Follow these tips if you're dealing with residential or commercial mold in Citrus County, FL.  

  1. Get Rid of Moisture - This is the very first step! Before the mold can be properly addressed, as much moisture as possible needs to be removed. If there is standing water, it can be dangerous to walk into your home or commercial property, so please make sure you can safely enter the building or structure.
  2. Protect Yourself  - You just never really know what can be floating around in standing water that can hurt you. For example, electrical wiring. You don't want to endure an electrical shock. Once you know you can safely enter, protect yourself by wearing protective clothing, such as gloves and a face mask.
  3. Hire a Professional - The best thing you can do is leave it to the experts. Rely on a team of professionals to help get your home or business back in tip-top shape. Experts can come in and assess the true extent of the damage and help ensure all of the molds are properly remediated. We promise it could save you a lot of time, money, and headaches in the future. 

SERVPRO of Citrus County is ready to help you ensure your commercial property is cleaned and ready to support your business. Give our team a call at (352)-522-1053