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Commercial HVAC Tips

3/3/2019 (Permalink)

It’s always a good idea to hire a professional to come inspect your HVAC system; if any maintenance is needed, that same company can take care of it right away. You will want to have an inspection done every fall and again in spring, after the heavier use months during winter and summer. A professional will inspect and clean all of your unit’s wiring and mechanisms, which would be a bit challenging for anyone without the training or expertise. Using a professional ensures that the future of your business’ HVAC is bright!

As a business owner, there are several simple maintenance chores that you can do to prolong your system’s life and increase its efficiency between professional inspections and maintenance, such as:

Regularly:

  • Get a high-efficiency, pleated air filter for your system
  • Keep your heating units and AC free of pollen, leaves, and grass
  • Keep two feet of space clear around your outdoor AC and heating units
  • Inspect refrigerant lines every month
  • Replace air filters at least every 90 days
  • In the summer, turn off the water running to the furnace humidifier
  • In the fall, replace the humidifier filter and turn the water back on

Annually:

  • Replace the carbon monoxide detector battery
  • Make sure your outdoor AC unit is on firm and level ground
  • Clean AC condensation with a bleach and water mixture

Caring for your HVAC properly throughout the year will keep your work environment air quality and atmosphere pleasant, which keeps your staff happy and content. It will also save you money by improving and maintaining your energy efficiency throughout your building.

The team at SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park is always ready to inspect and maintain your HVAC system, and we are here to answer any questions you might have. We are also experienced in large cleanup jobs such as those needed because of fire damage or water damage, and we are pros at mold remediation. Call us today!

Commercial Fire Damage

3/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial fire damage repair may not be something you think you will ever need for your business, but the unfortunate reality is some businesses will experience a fire damaging event. Fires can be caused by an electrical shortage from overloading an extension cord to a lightning strike. Especially common, are cooking accidents in restaurants. As soon as the flames are extinguished by firefighters, you may begin to worry what steps are required to resume business as usual. The best advice is to be prepared for this possible event and have a plan.

The Damage Caused by a Fire 
When you experience commercial fire damage to your business, you may reflect on the mess left behind in the charred ruins of the property. However, the damage you need to contend with will go far beyond the ashes. To repair the property entirely after experiencing a damaging fire, you will need to seek the help of a professional team like SERVPRO. Water may have to be extracted after the firefighters' efforts. The smoke damage may cause more of a problem that the burnt materials from the fire. While a fire may be contained in one area of the building, smoke can fill most or all of the areas, and it can cause significant damage and odors. Our trained Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can resolve these issues. When smoke and water damage are dealt with appropriately, the structure will not show any aftereffects. "Like it never even happened."

A fire loss within your enterprise, whether a retail store, rental apartment building, professional office, or a warehouse, costs you customer goodwill and loss of profitability when business cannot be conducted. We can generate a corporate program called the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS.) This report will categorize all affected materials, furniture and equipment, stock, electronics, and documents. We suggest what is salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. The final decision rests with you and your insurance company as to how we proceed. SERVPRO is a preferred commercial fire damage restoration company to more than 300 insurance companies, federal and municipal entities, and property management companies. We willingly coordinate efforts with your insurance adjuster to efficiently and economically restore your business in the best manner possible.

When to Make the Call 
After you have dealt with commercial fire damage, you may ask yourself when you need to make the call to a professional for assistance. The time to contact SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park as soon as the fire is out. Our business is to get you back in business! Rely on us, 24/7 for an immediate response.

Commercial Emergency Ready Plan

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Emergency Ready Plan Need help setting up your ERP? Give one of our Marketing Representatives a call today!

While SERVPRO is known for residential water and fire restoration, it is important to know that we can also handle commercial losses! Those losses go beyond just water and fire though, as we remediate mold and provide general cleaning services.

We know when emergencies happen there is a lot at stake -- especially at commercial properties! Why not have help at your fingertips with SERVPRO's Ready App!

Use this for your home and business, as a owner, property manager, risk manager and facility management. We will help you create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) using the Ready App, it gives us access to critical facility information that helps speed up our response time.

If you want help setting up an ERP, call us at (727) 521-2562 and we can have one of our Marketing Representatives come out and walk you through the process!

Experienced Water Damage Remediation Services

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Experienced Water Damage Remediation Services Call the professionals, call SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg/ Pinellas Park today!

Experienced Water Damage Remediation Services

Experience really does matter when it comes to addressing a water-related emergency. Engaging the assistance of professionals with a strong background in successful addressing water-related emergencies is crucial on a number of levels.

First, at the outset, a person dealing with water in your business issues must access a professional who can make a proper, complete evaluation of the situation. Not only is a proper inspection vital in ascertaining an accurate, reliable estimate, it is vital in determining the course of mitigation and restoration that must be pursued in a particular situation.

Second, experience matters in ensuring that remediation is undertaken in an efficient, effective manner. The stark reality is that not only is time of the essence in regard to the original response by a water-related remediation professional, it is also vital when it comes to implementing and carrying out the actual cleanup efforts.

Preventing Disaster In Your Business

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Preventing Disaster In Your Business Be prepared when disaster strikes, give SERVPRO of Montgomery County a call.

There are plenty of reason you might need to close your business in St. Petersburg, FL. When you're away, your site might be at risk for catastrophic flood damage. Water pipe repair is costly, so consider doing some preventative work if:
• You operate seasonally
• You were recently the victim of a fire or mold damage. 
• Your location was shut down by legal authorities
• You're moving to a different location and selling your former property
• You temporarily suspended operations for an update or remodel

Regardless of the reason you decide to close your shop, the last thing you want is to come back to a disaster area. Here are a few steps that could prevent water damage while you and your staff are elsewhere.

Keep Your Equipment Working

One of the easiest ways you can safeguard your location against water damage is by maintaining your flood control equipment. Sump pumps are by far the most common water management tools, so check your pump batteries and ensure proper mechanical operation before you leave for any amount of time.

Close the Valves

You could also shut off your main water control. It's always a good idea to be familiar with these control valves: Quick reactions to a broken pipe can save hundreds of dollars in water pipe repair costs down the road.

Insulate

Insulation is usually considered as prevention against freezing. However, you might be able to get something out of insulating your pipes even if you aren't afraid of them bursting. A little bit of insulation could control minor leaks, protecting sensitive equipment or interior finishes.

It's relatively easy to make sure you have a clean and dry site to come back to, not a flooded one. These are not steps you want to perform every time you leave. However, if you are planning on being gone for more than a few days, these simple processes could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on cleanup and water pipe repair. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROcentralstpetersburgpinellaspark.com

How to protect your commercial building from water damage.

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How to protect your commercial building from water damage. Extracting water after a major fire in commercial building

Commercial Water Damage Tip: Always ask "what if"

While there are many different scenerios in which commercial water damage can take place, there are also many solutions. By asking yourself "what if" questions, you can create a thorough action plan for your business. This emergency plan should provide safety for all people who enter your business. This includes a set of processes and procedures for carrying on with business during these challenges.

This emergency plan in the event of commercial water damage should include:

  1. An emergency contact list
  2. Emergency procedures
  3. Staffing instructions
  4. Vendor lists and contact info
  5. In the case of temporary business relocation, backup plans and resources 

During any business challenge, this emergency plan should be updated and reviewed in order to keep improving. 

SERVPRO Central St. Petersburg/Pinellas Park

Is your commercial business storm ready?

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Is your commercial business storm ready? Water extraction is key to removing all standing water in building. After extraction is done drying equipment is placed to meet drying goals.

Being in St. Pete, FL you should always be ready for a major storm to hit the area. Having a plan for your employees will increase the chances of everyone remaining safe during a storm event.   At SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park we urge everyone to know the location of all electrical panels and also know where the safest places in the buildings are.  Storms can pop up with a blink of an eye or become a major problem like when hurricanes hit the area. Being prepared and knowing who to call can save time, money and most importantly, LIFES.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg & Pinellas Park is strategically located to respond quickly to your water, fire or mold damage. 

We specialize in water, fire and damage restoration. Give us a call today (727) 521-2562

Kenneth City commercial fire damage

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Kenneth City commercial fire damage Cleaning up the water from a Kenneth City commercial fire damage can be more challenging then the fire itself.

Fire damage on a Kenneth City business can be devastating.  Not only can it harm the life’s of your employees but the water to put out the fire can cause multiple problems from damaged building materials to being the cause of the dreaded mold growth. When SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg/Pinellas Park arrives on site the professionals on our crew know just what to look for.  The first step is water extraction to remove all standing water.  Then the crews set drying equipment to start the drying process.  After all the water problems are taken care of the process starts to get the fire damage cleaned up.  Finding all areas soot has settled and getting the damaged materials out of the building.   

SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg/Pinellas Park offers plenty of services for fire damage and water damage. They are also available at any time of the day including late night hours. They are conveniently located to provide services to Kenneth City. To schedule a service for your home, give them a call at (727) 521-2562.

Commercial Emergency Ready Plan App

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Emergency Ready Plan App EMERGENCY READY APP - CALL 727-521-2562

While SERVPRO is mostly known for residential water and fire restoration, it is important to know that we can also handle commercial losses! Those losses go beyond just water and fire though, as we remediate mold and provide general cleaning services.

We know when emergencies happen there is a lot at stake -- especially at commercial properties! Why not have help at your fingertips with SERVPRO's Ready App!

Use this for your home and business, as a owner, property manager, risk manager and facility management. We will help you create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) using the Ready App, it gives us access to critical facility information that helps speed up our response time.

If you want helping setting up an ERP, call us at (727) 521-2562 and we can have one of our Marketing Representatives come out and walk you through the process!