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Fire Hazards Your Business Should Avoid
Fire damage in your business is a serious concern. Moderate damage can result in your facility closing for repairs for weeks on end, which can be devastating. The unfortunate reality is that no business is immune to the risk of fire. Some facilities may be likely to endure damage from a fire, such as a restaurant that uses open flames throughout the day. However, many fire hazards are present in workplaces regardless of activities that take place in the building. When you know what these hazards are, you can take proper steps to address and mitigate those risks and prevent possible fire damage and smoke damage.
3 Things to Pay Attention to
1. Electrical Concerns
Damage to electrical wiring can result in sparks that lead to damaging fires. Electrical wiring damage may include frayed cords, such as those connecting desktop computers to the wall power outlets. It may include damage to internal wiring inside the walls, and these damage pests and other forces. Electrical fires may start when power sockets overload or when equipment gets hot. Periodically review your company's wiring to identify areas of concern that need to be addressed.
2. Poor Equipment Maintenance
Other hazards in workplaces relate to low equipment maintenance. For example, failing to service your furnace may result in accumulating dust and other flammable debris. A gas leak in the furnace could result in a fire or an explosion. Fire hazards related to poor maintenance may include dusty, dirty, or greasy components, such as air ducts and vents, kitchen exhaust vents, and many other features used throughout your facility. Scheduling necessary maintenance can decrease fire risk in these areas.
3. Flammable or Combustible Materials
Flammable and combustible materials are most commonly associated with industrial and warehouse environments, but restaurants, hotels, dry cleaners, and many other types of businesses may store combustible materials on-site. These materials should remain sealed according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
As you can see, numerous fire hazards could result in severe damage to your business. If your company has already experienced fire damage, repairs are needed as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando is your trusted source for quality repair services. We can quickly restore your building to its previous condition so that operations can resume in your place of business. To request assistance with your damaged building, contact us today.
Roof Damage Culprits to Check After a Storm
After a significant storm, it's a good idea to inspect your property for storm damage. Your home's main line of defense is your roof, and it takes a beating. Pay attention to things like dings in your gutters or tears in your window screens, which indicate hail damage. You may see missing tiles or other signs of roof damage from the ground, but most leaks don't represent a need for whole roof replacement. Usually, the leak is coming from something requiring minor roof repair.
Find the source of the leak, stop it, and clean any water damage.
Find the Leak Source
During storms in Northwest Orlando, wind damage lets the rain into your roof. Inside your home, look for stains that indicate the source of a leak and the area that needs roof repair. You may see water stains on your ceiling or coming down a wall. When you see that, get your flashlight and head to that area. Here are five familiar sources for a roof leak:
- Vents and fans
- Window dormers
- Vent pipes
- Unsecured nails and nail holes
Fix Water Damage
To complete your roof repair:
- Start looking for materials damaged by water.
- Check for discolorations and rotting wood and wet drywall and insulation.
- When you find mold, remain careful and don't spread during cleanup.
A mold remediation professional can help create a containment area while working on the water and mold damage. If you haven't found mold, start drying any wet materials immediately. Mold can begin growing on wet damaged materials in as little as 48 hours. Drying is critical to preventing mold, and it may take longer than you realize. Specialists have monitoring equipment that they use to ensure materials are dry. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando today.
Water Damage and Importance of Timely Water Mitigation
You depend on your business to keep money flowing in, and you rely on the building where location keeps business going. However, when a pipe or supply line springs a leak, it can throw a kink into your week. The time it takes for you to arrange pipe burst cleanup can make the difference between a simple cleanup or extensive water damage.
The First Few Minutes
A variety of events can cause water damage:
• Pipes breaking
• Supply line leaking
• Toilet overflowing
• Adverse weather flooding
• Foundation cracking
If all you need is pipe burst cleanup or supply line repair, the first few minutes of water cleanup are crucial. Turning off the source stops water from making the problem worse.
The First Few Hours
The longer water sits, the potential havoc it wreaks. Walls can start to disintegrate, and pressed wood items can swell and warp if exposed to humidity. Water from burst pipes and supply lines can still damage the furniture, floors, and supplies in your workplace. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando (407) 698-5155.
The First Few Days
Water damage that persists can interrupt your business, harming you bottom line. It can become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria growth.
To limit the extent of water damage to your business, SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando needs to begin pipe burst cleanup as soon as possible. By acting quickly, you may be able to turn a potentially massive setback into an easy fix. For additional information regarding commercial restoration, call (407) 698-5155.
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando Lesser-Known Cleaning Categories
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando has the means to help your commercial property—whether a main service or a lesser-known cleanup.
So...What Does SERVPRO Do?
With so many restoration companies out there, it’s hard to know which company is the right fit. And in the midst of a crisis, calling for emergency service, that decision can seem impossible and overwhelming. We are a restoration company defined by quality. While we have built a reputation for our top tier fire and water restoration services, (seriously, see our 5-star reviews), we also service many other cleanup categories.
SERVPRO’s Lesser-Known Cleanup Categories
On top of water damage cleanup, fire restoration, mold remediation, commercial and residential cleaning, contents cleaning—which includes drapes, blinds, walls, floors ceilings, upholstery and carpets—SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando also does:
- General cleaning and graffiti removal
- Air ducts and HVAC cleaning, not repair
- Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
- Odor removal and deodorization
- Debris removal
- Vandalism and graffiti removal
- Trauma and Crime Scene cleanup
- Biohazard cleaning
- Sewage cleanup
Wow, what a list, right? That’s not all we do. We also professionally sanitize your home or business with our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned process. We have a proprietary blend of disinfectants to deal with biological contaminants.
Specialized Training — Certified: SERVPRO Clean
The Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) set forth protocols, and we are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business to high standards. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants. We go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs daily.
The CDC encourages cleaning high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC's guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
- Specialized Products
The CDC recommends the usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line, available on Amazon, carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. Do you need proactive cleaning of your commercial property or any of our lesser-known cleaning services? Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando today at 407-985-3200.
Immediate Service: Day or Night!
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando provides 24-hour emergency service and dedicates being faster to any-sized disaster in Orlando!
Immediate Service: Day or Night!
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando provides 24-hour emergency service and dedicates being faster to any-sized disaster in Orlando! We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
Whether your Florida home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
There's no convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Orlando commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond with trained technicians to get your property back to business.
What to Look For in a Restoration Company
Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando at (407) 698-5155 for your fire, water, mold, and storm damage restoration needs!
The Ability to Deal with Multiple Damage Types
Many professional restoration services like SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando offer the ability to work with multiple damage types. This is because one kind of damage can lead to another. For example, fire eliminated by water can result in mold if the water stands long. Most restoration companies can help with fire, water, mold, and storm damage.
A Quick Response Time
Being faster to any size disaster means arriving with the materials and equipment required to do the job. Locally owned franchises such as SERVPRO® have locations across the country that allow them to respond faster when a disaster strikes.
They Offer a Variety of Services
A restoration company such as SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando offers various services designed to help your agent process the insurance claim. These include an electronics inventory service and an online database that provides access to information.
Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish makes your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”
If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in multiple types of restoration, Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando at (407) 698-5155 today.
How can SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando Help with Hazardous Waste?
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando is here for you 24/7, 7 days a week at (407) 698-5155
Although SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando is well-known for fire and water restoration, you may not know that we offer hazardous waste disposal. Our highly-trained professionals can help you or your business with biohazard, vandalism, and crime scene cleanup. We specialize in removing and cleaning common hazardous wastes such as bloodborne pathogens, sewage backups, illegal drugs, hoarding situations, crime scene residues, and more. We are trained to safely decontaminate these situations in accordance with OSHA and CDC regulations. Our sanitizing agents, antimicrobial treatments, thermal foggers, and deodorization agents help us make your property “Like it never even happened.”
When you experience a biohazard concern or have hazardous waste on your property, leave the responsibility of hard cleanup to us. Bloodborne pathogens, bodily fluids, and other contaminated waste can put you at risk. Follow these steps after contamination.
- Call SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando immediately at (407) 698-5155
for biohazard cleanup.
- Stay out of infected areas.
- Call first responders if the situation is life-threatening.
- Treat all areas and/or bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
- Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.
Don’t wait to call us when you have a biohazard emergency. These situations can leave home and business owners feeling vulnerable, violated, and unsafe. SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando is here for you 24/7, 7 days a week at (407) 698-5155
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando Offers Biohazard Cleanup
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando offers biohazard, vandalism, and crime scene cleanup.
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando offers other services besides fire and water restoration. Our professionals can help you with biohazard, vandalism, and crime scene cleanup. Blood-borne pathogens can be no joke. Bodily fluids, tissues, and other risky substances are cleaned and disposed of by our trained technicians. Crime scene residue can be overwhelming. When law enforcement finishes with the area, let our professional technicians come in and deal with the fingerprint powder, evidence-gathering chemicals, and residues from tear gas or pepper spray. Arson and vandalism can leave home or business owners feeling vulnerable, violated, and unsafe.
We're always "Here to Help" in any situation you might encounter. We pride ourselves on being a bright spot in a bad situation. Should you ever need our services, call our office anytime (407) 698-5155.
A Smoother Claim Process After a Disaster
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando is here to help make your insurance claims process smooth and stress-free.
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando helps you through the insurance claim process
If you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, the last thing you want worry about is legal action. For this reason, our SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando team ensures they make the claim process as stress-free as possible.
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando will help make it "Like it never even happened." That way, you and your family or business can get back to what is essential. Our goal is to make the insurance process as smooth as possible.
How do we make the insurance process easy?
- We create thorough visual and written documentation of the damage to your home or business.
- We document the condition of each item that we remove for cleaning and storage.
- We work directly with your insurer, communicating with you throughout the process.
- We handle the paperwork to ensure your claim's processing and payments are as fast as they can be.
We are proud that so many insurance companies recommend SERVPRO to their clients because they know the benefits that come along with our partnership. We do everything we can to make the entire claim process as easy as possible.
Our team is here for you if you experience a disaster and are struggling to know how to handle litigation and insurance claims. Many know our technicians have specialized training and years of experience in water, fire, mold, biohazard cleanup and restoration services, but not that our team works with you through the documentation process. We truly are Here to Help®. Call us anytime at (407) 698-5155.
Career Opportunities at SERVPRO
Interested in being a part of the SERVPRO family? Apply today!
With 17 franchises in 6 locations throughout TN, FL, and TX, SERVPRO Team Nicholson is an exciting, diverse, innovative place to work. We foster positive company culture, offer competitive compensation packages, and prioritize community involvement. Come find out what it takes to be a part of our team!
Our mission is to be a proud, laser-focused team holding each other accountable while creating positive opportunities for our people and becoming the most efficiently run organization in the markets we serve. We value honesty, reliability, relationships, trustworthiness, and authenticity! Our team develops and provides solutions; we are go-getters and carry a “bring it” attitude to our work environment. We listen and value each other’s thoughts and ideas and strive to bring them to life. We are built on hard work, transparency, good business, and integrity. We believe “You can’t go wrong doing the right thing.”
Bill Repsel, our Regional Administrator, shared his testimony on what it's like working for SERVPRO. He said "Every day is a new day. It is an opportunity to serve others in our community in a time of need. We have an incredible team of people with great talent that strives to make a difference every day."
SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando is proud of the work we do and is always looking for like-minded people interested in a rewarding career. Please submit your resume to recruiting@SERVPROclarksville.com, stop by our office at 2120 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Suite B, Orlando, FL from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday or click here to check out our current job openings.