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Don't Let Monsoon Storms Slow Down Your Business

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Roof gutter on building Protect your business from water damage during rain storms.

As a property owner, it is extremely vital to your business’s productivity that all prevention and safeguards be done to thwart water damage from taking place during our busy monsoon season. Since the official start of monsoon season, which was June 15th, the Phoenix area has already seen a number of storms passing through the Valley. Yesterday, a dust storm warning was issued in which blowing dust was seen entering the Valley from the south. Dust storms typically bring high winds, blowing dust, low visibility, and in some cases, rainstorms.

Having a plan in place for your business can help prevent more severe damage from taking place and halting your business’s daily operations. We recommend having your property’s roof inspected for any damage that could potentially lead to rain leaking into the building. The building’s drainage system also needs to be inspected and cleared of any blockages that could prevent the water from properly draining out of your gutters.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix typically sees roof damage being a common cause for water damage occurring during monsoons. If you find your business in this situation, give us a call. We are available 24/7 for water damage emergencies.

Don't Let Storm Damage Get You Down

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Damaged roof If your business is experiencing water damage from rainstorms, give our office a call at 623-537-9999.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix had quite the busy weekend as majority of the Valley received a significant amount of storm activity. With the 2022 monsoon season in full effect, our SERVPRO technicians assisted a commercial property in Avondale that was dealing with water damage from the rainstorms that were in the area over the weekend.

Roof damage is a common cause of water damage affecting your property during a storm. This business had roof damage that was went undiscovered for quite some time. As a result, rainwater began to leak into the premises causing damage to not only the roof, but to the inside of the structure as well which led to water soaking the floor. When this happens, you need to call SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix right away. It’s important to handle this matter ASAP to prevent further damage and mold growth from occurring.

Give our friendly office staff a call at 623-537-9999. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is always here to help.

Here To Help Your Commercial Business

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial property Give our office a call so we can restore your property from water damage!

Commercial water damage is inevitable when it comes to your business. There’s no telling what could occur on your premises as you never know when an accident can occur, especially when it comes to plumbing disasters. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix has seen its fair share of plumbing mishaps that have occurred such as faucets accidentally left running, broken water pipes, clogged toilets, or broken water heaters.

No matter what type of water damage your facility is facing, make sure to give us a call right away. We are available 24/7 for water damage emergencies in which standing water is involved. We need to start the process of getting your property restored right away to prevent even more severe water damage from occurring.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenixis always here to help! Give us a call at 623-537-9999. 

What Is In An ERP?

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

Checklist Call us today to ask about getting an ERP set up for your business!

If you are a business owner located in Avondale, Goodyear, or the Southwest Phoenix area, have you considered getting a plan put in place for what to do when an emergency in your business occurs? What about when a broken pipe occurs on your premises, do you know where the water shut off valves are located? The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is here to help! Our SERVPRO ERP gives information that is needed and necessary to help when you are dealing with a disaster.

Our ERP gives a full assessment of your facility at no cost to you. This assessment contains critical information about your business such as

  • property location
  • details of the property such as, how to access the building, shut off valve locations for water and gas
  • emergency contact information
  • and other important building data that is accessible to you on your mobile or tablet device.

You’re also allowed to choose your preferred SERVPRO franchise so you can contact them directly from the app. SERVPRO is ready to handle the cleanup and restoration of a fire, water, or other emergency that occurs in your business. Having an ERP in place will help minimize the downtime and get your doors opened up and back in business.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profiles Help Your Business!

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Man holding cell phone SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profiles has everything you need to help get your company back in business after a disaster occurs.

As a business owner, do you know what to do when disaster strikes your business? About 50% of businesses may never reopen after a disaster occurs on their premises. As a business owner, you want your business to succeed and reopen after a disaster, this is where SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) enter the picture. Our ERP’s aim to help your business by planning and preparing for the inevitable as well as giving you peace of mind.

With the ERP, SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix can help minimize business interruption by having a plan of action in place to help get your business back up and running. During these highly stressful moments, it’s easy to forget what to do and panic. Our SERVPRO ERP keeps everything you need right at your fingertips, so you know exactly what to do when a situation arises such as a water leak.

Keep an eye out for a follow-up blog later this week for more specifics on what a SERVPRO ERP entails.

SERVPRO Is Here To Help With Your Water Loss

12/31/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro trucks We are faster to any size disaster!

In our previous blog entry on SERVPRO of Scottsdale, we identified the three categories of water which are: Clean, Gray, and Black. When a water loss occurs, it may start out as clean water, especially if it’s from a broken pipe or an overflowing faucet. But this can turn into a serious situation that can evolve to a higher water category.

The longer that water sits, the more it can change and cause more damage, especially if the water loss occurs on the second floor. This can cause water to leak through the insulation and damaging not only the insulation, but drywall and other materials.

Don't Delay, Call SERVPRO Today!

Anytime a water loss occurs in your home, give SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix a call right away. The longer that you let moisture sit, the higher the chances you have of  mold growth occurring. Give us a call right away and we will discuss the best course of action needed to cleanup and dry out the moisture. We have the tools, knowledge and experience when it comes to taking care of your home.

Commercial Restoration During Monsoon Season

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

Rainy outside Let us handle the restoration process when your business is dealing with water damage from monsoon storms.

Here To Help

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is here to help your commercial space in Goodyear. We have worked with many large scale warehouses that have experienced emergency water damage situations.

Available 24/7 For Water Damage Emergencies

With monsoon season in full swing here in Arizona, we know that many rainstorms are well on their way. Many commercial spaces we have dealt with such as office buildings, warehouses and retail stores have had unexpected emergencies take place. For example, roof leaks were a common occurrence that took place during heavy rainstorms. This led to water pouring down into the building structure and affecting the ceiling, walls and floors. When these type of storm emergencies occur, call SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix at 623-537-9999. 

Commercial Cleanup and Restoration

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Chairs in office space In need of cleanup and restoration in your commercial space? Give us a call and let us help you!

Commercial water loss in businesses can really put a damper on your daily productiveness. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix has responded to many water loss emergencies at large scale warehouses and office spaces, especially those that have occurred during late night or early morning hours. When it comes to water loss emergencies, we here at SERVPRO understand that every second counts. The longer you wait to handle the cleanup and restoration process, the more severe and widespread the water damage can get.

If your commercial property is dealing with an emergency water loss situation, give us a call at 623-537-9999.  SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix also provides ERP’s known as the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile which offers commercial spaces and businesses with a plan of action when an emergency arises. Contact us today to find out more. 

Toilet Overflow With Contaminated Water

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of toilet in bathroom Toilet overflows can become a messy and dangerous situation due to the bacteria that's lurking. Call SERVPRO and we'll handle the cleanup for you!

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix recently completed work in a commercial property that had experienced a toilet overflow on the premises. The cause of this mess? A toilet that kept clogging. They had been dealing with ongoing issues of a toilet that had kept clogging and as a result, the toilet overflowed and became a category 3 situation due to the contaminated water. This type of situation is considered an emergency and SERVPRO will respond to take care of the cleanup and restoration once the actual plumbing issue is resolved.

It’s important to note that when you’re dealing with a category 3 situation, in this case, contaminated water from the toilet bowl, it’s important to act quickly. Call SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix at 623-537-9999 and we’ll inspect your property and determine a course of action needed to cleanup and restore your business.

Commercial Water Loss? SERVPRO Is Here To Help!

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew hauling equipment Our SERVPRO crew is equipped with the tools and equipment to restore your business.

Commercial jobs in warehouses are common for us here at SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix. We are equipped with SERVPRO technicians, tools and equipment to clean and restore your business to prevent any further damage from occurring.

Warehouse Water Loss

Our SERVPRO crew recently responded to a water loss at a large facility due to a faulty plumbing fixture which, as a result, caused gallons and gallons of water to disperse throughout the facility. Because this was a water damage emergency, our SERVPRO crew was able to arrive as quick as they could once the plumbing issue was resolved. SERVPRO technicians were able to assess the damage and come up with a plan to restore the property.

This is what we are trained to do. Our crew has years of experience so you can trust us to have a plan in place and to be with you every step of the way. 

If your business is experiencing a water loss, give SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix a call at 623-537-9999. 

Water Damage In Business? We Can Help

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew standing near SERVPRO truck If your business is dealing with water damage, give us a call at 623-537-9999.

When it comes to discovering a water loss in a business, the initial reaction is always the same. Sheer panic, worry, and stress. As you look at the damage that has occurred, you wonder “do we have to temporarily close our business? How will we get all of this cleaned up? Who will clean all this mess up?” Worry no more, because SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is here to help.

When you set foot into your business and discover that a water leak has occurred overnight, we know how stressful this can be. Once a plumber is called and issue is resolved, that is when you can give us a call. We will send our SERVPRO crews out to assess the damage and then discuss a plan of action with you to get your business back up and running.

When your business is dealing with a water leak that has affected your business operations, don’t fret. Give SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix a call. We are available to help your business back up and running “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Cleanup and Disinfecting

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Photo of SERVPRO technician fogging building SERVPRO can handle large scale cleaning and disinfecting for confirmed COVID-19 cases at your commercial property.

To say that much of this year has been a whirlwind is definitely an understatement. Everyone around the world has been feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We as humans have had to partake in drastic changes to our daily routine to ensure that we do not contract the virus and most importantly, to ensure that we protect those around us. Now more then ever, we are very aware of the things we touch, the places we go, and the people we see.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix has been working directly with commercial properties directly affected by COVID-19. Each cleanup and disinfecting case is pretty similar such as an employee at a business has tested positive so the business wants to ensure the safety and wellbeing of other employees, as well as customers, is met. Our SERVPRO crews then arrive to begin the cleaning and disinfecting process set in part by our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. SERVPRO adheres to all the proper protocols set forth by the CDC.

To learn more about  how you to clean and disinfect your commercial property after a confirmed COVID-19 case, please call our office at 623-537-9999. 

Tax Firm Commercial Preventative Cleaning

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician with fogging equipment Schedule your preventative and post COVID-19 cleaning with SERVPRO! Give us a call at 623-537-9999.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting millions worldwide, businesses in Arizona have slowly started to open back up to the public. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is here to help you get back to business as we face a new normal when it comes to meeting the new standard of clean.

Recently, our SERVPRO technicians performed multiple preventative cleaning sessions. The latest case involved our crews cleaning and disinfecting a local tax firm office that also houses workspaces for people to rent as a satellite workspace. This tax firm sees many customers walk through their doors that they felt it was their duty to protect their customers and their employees by having a viral pathogen cleaning.

Give your customers and employees the assurance they need. Call SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix to take part in our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program.

Fire Sprinklers Cause Commercial Water Damage

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

Photo of water droplet with text reading commercial water damage Have a water damage emergency? Give us a call 623-537-9999.

What happens when a hotel guest accidentally sets the microwave cook time for too long on a TV dinner? The fire sprinklers will activate due to the smoking caused by the burnt tv dinner. As a result of this accident, the activated fire sprinklers caused heavy water damage to two floors of this residential building.

Here at SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix, we know that accidents like this can happen and its okay! We are the professionals when it comes to situations like these where extensive water damage occurs. In this specific case, water damage was caused to numerous floors. Our team of SERVPRO professionals has the experience and equipment to thoroughly extract water and dry out the moisture to prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

If your commercial property is faced with water damage, be sure to give SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix a call. Our SERVPRO professionals are leaders in fire and water cleanup and restoration. We are available 24/7 for water damage emergencies.

Prevent Toilet Floodings At Your Business

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo against green background SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is available 24/7 for your water damage emergencies.

It’s important for business owners and property managers to make sure they provide preventative measures to ensure that toilets on their property don’t cause flooding. A toilet flooding can be a complete nightmare for business owners and property managers by causing disruption to daily operations. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix has put together some simple tips to prevent a toilet flood from occurring in your Avondale or Goodyear business.

  1. Be sure to post informative signage visible to the public that indicates what can and can’t be flushed, especially when it comes to items such as diapers and feminine sanitary products.
  2. Make sure waste containers for non-flushable. disposable items are available and disposed of regularly.
  3. Use thinner toilet paper so that it’s easier to break down and will decrease the likelihood of clogging.
  4. Be sure to schedule drain cleanings, especially for food/restaurant establishments. Grease can collect in the drain lines causing a potential backup or overflow.

If your business is faced with a flooding from a toilet overflow, give SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix a call to handle the cleaning and restoration of your property.

Mold Growth On Goodyear Property

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO truck parked on street In need of mold remediation? Contact SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix.

When a water leak occurs on your Goodyear property, it’s important that the cause of the leak is repaired immediately to prevent a mold infestation from occurring as it only takes a matter of days for a mold growth problem to arise. A widespread mold problem can be quite costly which is why prevention is key to avoid this from taking place.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix responded to a commercial business that had been dealing with an ongoing leak that had occurred in the ceiling. The plumber had initially discovered the mold growth as the repairs were taking place. When our SERVPRO crews arrived on scene, they were ready to tackle the problem. SERVPRO worked after hours so that the store could resume its normal business hours. Mold containment was done in the source area as well as where inventory was to prevent the spread of mold during the filtration and removal process.

If your business is dealing with mold growth, give our office a call. We have the experience and follow all proper protocols to ensure that it’s effectively removed from your property.

Water Damage To Your Commercial Property? We Can Help!

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage to kitchen floor SERVPRO is available 24/7 for your water or fire damage emergencies.

A commercial business in Avondale contacted SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix when they arrived at work to discover extensive water damage throughout their restaurant. The restaurant owners discovered that a fire line sprinkler in the kitchen caused widespread water damage, affecting the kitchen and dining area. Because of this, the restaurant had to be closed while the restoration process was in place. The downtime in productivity for the restaurant can be devastating to the business which is why our SERVPRO crews acted right away. When our technicians arrived, they used powerful vacuum units to begin with the water removal process. Demo work was done in the restaurant’s bar and kitchen because water had flowed underneath the laminate flooring which further affected the flooring and walls. Our technicians also completed a thorough cleaning of the commercial kitchen equipment that was dirty. Once all this was complete, the restaurant was able to return back to business “Like it never even happened.”

If your business is dealing with a waterfire or mold damage emergency, give us a call! We are always here to help.

Commercial Water Damage To Office Building

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

Desiccant in commercial building SERVPRO has the equipment to thoroughly dry out your office space when it comes to water damage.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix received a call from a Phoenix business that was experiencing extensive water loss in their high-rise commercial office space. A security guard for the building had noticed that water was pooling outside of the entrance. Upon closer inspection, the first floor was covered in water which was leaking from the ceiling. Five floors in this commercial space were affected. The initial cause of the water damage happened on the fifth floor was due to a failed plumbing fixture. Each affected floor below the fifth floor had water soaked carpets and damaged ceiling tiles. Thankfully, the entire office space was vacant so there wasn’t additional damage to office furniture, equipment, or loss of production time.

Our SERVPRO crews arrived to begin the cleanup and drying process of the five floors. A large drying apparatus known as a desiccant was used to dry out the large area. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is always here to help your commercial property when it is faced with extensive water damage.

SERVPRO Handles Water Damage Emergencies At Your Avondale Business

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage emergency? You can count on SERVPRO to be there.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix responded to a commercial business that was dealing with water damage from a sprinkler system that had malfunctioned. As a result, this high-end retail chain had lost money due to damaged merchandise sustained from the overhead sprinkler system. When the sprinkler system issue had been resolved, our SERVPRO technicians arrived to begin the cleanup process. What was done immediately upon walking into the business was gathering up all the merchandise that had been damaged. Our technicians then brought in mops and high-powered vacuums to suck up all the excess water that had collected on the floors throughout the store. Air movers and dehumidifiers were brought in to dry up the moisture to prevent future mold growth from occurring. Our technicians worked hard to make sure that the water damaged areas were completely dry so that the necessary reconstruction could take place and the business could resume its daily operations. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to handle your water damage emergencies to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Sprinkler Line Causes Damage to Avondale Business

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Don't delay when it comes to water damage. Call SERVPRO right away to take care of the damage.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix received a call regarding a water loss situation in Avondale. What had occurred at this commercial business was a fire sprinkler line that had burst above their computer room. As a result, this busted water line caused water damage to the computer room, production areas and numerous office spaces. The commercial building itself is a 20,000 square foot building. About 75% of this commercial space was affected by the busted fire sprinkler line. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix technicians arrived to this emergency with their equipment in tow, ready to tackle the water damage. SERVPRO technicians brought in air movers to begin drying the offices. The day to day business operations were able to continue on so that there was no loss in business.

When your commercial business is dealing with water, fire or mold damage, give us a call right away. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is available 24/7 to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Have an Emergency? Call SERVPRO

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

We are always here to help.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Well now you know. It doesn’t matter what time of day, you can give us a call at 1 AM on a Sunday, and you can guarantee that you’ll be speaking with one of our trained office professionals to assist you in your time of need. Here at SERVPRO, we understand that emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice which is why we make our services available around the clock.

Emergencies can range from a water leak from a damaged pipe or a toilet overflow causing a flood in your home. When this occurs, give us a call and we’ll dispatch a crew as soon as possible.

When your home or business is faced with an emergency pertaining to water or fire damage, SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is here to help you to begin the drying and restoration process.

Water Loss At A Medical Facility

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Soaked floors from a water loss caused by a faulty water filter canister.

Our SERVPRO techs responded to a call regarding a medical facility that was dealing with a commercial water loss. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix arrived to find the facility’s floors soaked with water throughout the building. The cause of this commercial water loss was a water filter canister, located in the building’s utility closet, that had failed which ultimately led to water being released and causing water damage not only to the floors, but to the walls as well.

Our SERVPRO techs began the process with an inspection and water damage assessment. This is done to examine the extent of the damage and to identify where the moisture has traveled. Our techs do this so that they can properly restore the facility. Our tech’s than began the water removal/water extraction process by mopping up all the excess water which had collected on the floors throughout the facility. They also used a vacuum to suck up the water as well. Air movers and dehumidifiers were brought in to dry out the moisture. Water soaked carpet and dry wall was removed and is currently in the process of being replaced and new carpet is being installed.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix acted fast and arrived quickly to begin the restoration process. We are available 24/7 so if your commercial building is faced with water damage at 3 in the morning, you can give us a call so that we can begin the drying and cleanup process. Give us a call at (623) 537-9999.

Be Prepared with SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Does your business have an Emergency Ready Profile?

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix wants to take great care of you and we can assure you that we have your business’s best interest at heart. Here at SERVPRO, one way that we can help your business prepare for when the inevitable occurs such as an water, fire, smoke, storm or mold damage is with our Emergency Ready Profile.

An Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is designed to give your business a plan of action for when an emergency occurs in order to minimize interruption to your business as much as possible. By having an ERP in place, you will have a level of security that many businesses don’t have.  The information in an ERP contains emergency phone numbers, the locations of water, electrical, and gas shut off valves as well as other emergency switches, security codes, etc.

Preparing your business for an unexpected disaster begins with a simple phone call to our office at (623) 537-9999. We will send one of our qualified SERVPRO team members to assess your facility and to conduct an ERP for FREE. You will have access to your facility’s ERP through a hard copy, digital copies and through our Ready Plan app. With an ERP in place, we can take immediate action by responding to your emergency to begin the restoration process.

Don't wait until the last minute. Act now to minimize your business's downtime during an emergency. 

Commercial Water Loss In Southwest Phoenix

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO techs are trained and highly qualified to get your business back up and running.

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix has successfully answered the call and responded to many commercial jobs pertaining to water loss, mold removal, fire and smoke damage, biohazard cleanups, carpet cleanings, and general commercial cleanings. We recently responded to a commercial office space that had experienced extensive water damage due to a damaged fire sprinkler which caused water to spray everywhere. This led to water damage to the ceiling, walls, floors, and office furniture. Because of the water damage, the loss of work production in the office setting was clearly evident with empty offices and desks. Here at SERVPRO, we understand that a water loss can lead to a disruption in the daily work environment which is why our crews responded immediately to begin the drying process. SERVPRO is here to help get everything back to normal “Like it never even happened.”

Prevent Commercial Fire Damage to a Phoenix Business By Being Prepared

9/24/2015 (Permalink)

Keep Your Fire Extinguishers Fully Charged

SERVPRO Will Restore Your Commercial Building in Phoenix After Fire Damage

A commercial property owner in Phoenix should be aware of how to inspect properly fire protection equipment. Doing so may help prevent fires and limit the adverse impact that fire damage has on the commercial property. Learn more about how to handle various pieces of equipment by reviewing the short outline provided below:

Fire Extinguishers

Each commercial building must be equipped with fire extinguishers. The number of fire extinguishers required will be determined by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Fire extinguishers should be placed so that individuals do not have to cover more than 75 feet to reach them. Additionally, the extinguishers should be placed close to exits, so employees are not forced to move deeper into the building to grab one.  Quickly subduing flames will limit fire damage. It's a good idea to discuss the necessary maintenance procedures with the responsible entity that periodically inspects and replaces these valuable fire-fighting tools.

??Emergency Lights/Exit Signs

Almost every commercial building has emergency lighting and exit signs. A commercial inspector is not required to determine whether the business owner has a need for them. However, when exit signs and emergency lights are present on the property, commercial inspectors should inspect them to ensure that they are functioning properly. Both pieces of equipment have test buttons that the inspector can press. Exit lights should remain illuminated constantly. When the test button actuated, it causes a power outage. In turn, this will cause a secondary source of power to light up the sign. Thus, the exit sign should be fully illuminated prior to the button being pressed. Once the button is pressed, a quick flash of light will indicate that the equipment has switched to its second source of power.

Fire Sprinkler/Standpipe Systems

Fire sprinkler systems will sometimes require testing by state-licensed personnel. The inspector will analyze the sprinkler system's components and educate the client about the equipment. Some of the maintenance requirements for this fire suppresant system include:

• Monthly verification that each of the control valves is opened
• Quarterly Main Drain Test conducted by in-house maintenance personnel
• Annual inspection of the system by a professional fire sprinkler contractor

Every commercial business owner in Phoenix wants to keep his property safe from fire and its resulting fire damage. By having the local fire marshall inspect on a fixed schedule, it can limit the likelihood of a fire. Remember, that SERVPRO, a premier fire damage restoration company is never more than one hour away from getting your business back up and running. Our professionals are effective in providing commercial business owners with the high-quality inspections and assessments needed to start the process from water extraction to final restoration.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency in Phoenix regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Faster to any size disaster. Call us for help. (623) 537-9999

Plan Ahead to Prevent Water Damage in a Southwest Phoenix Commercial Building

7/25/2015 (Permalink)

If you are a business owner, then knowing how to prevent structural damage from leaking water pipes and overflowing toilets is vital.

Plan Ahead to Prevent Water Damage in a Commercial Building

How to Prevent Commercial Water Damage
If you are a business owner, then knowing how to prevent structural damage from leaking water pipes and overflowing toilets is vital to avoid suffering from the financial losses of property and goods. Statistics reveal that each day over 7,000 individuals report a storm, water or fire damage to their insurance agents while hiring professional remediation companies. Sometimes the damage from incidences such as a flood or leaking roof is minor, requiring only a small repair to a specific area of a building. However, extensive Southwest Phoenix commercial water damage from a flood or rainstorm can lead to big problems that require fast remediation to prevent additional moisture problems after a roof is destroyed on a retail establishment or office building.

Use this Monthly Checklist to Prevent Commercial Damage

One: Examine Rooftops
Use a sturdy ladder to perform these inspections on a commercial building:
• Check for water spots on exterior and interior surfaces
• Examine flashings and seals near heating and cooling vents
• Check rooftop drainage devices for blockages caused by debris

Two: Window Inspections
• Inspect all windowsills, joints and flashings for small leaks
• Examine locks and cranks for defects that do not seal out moisture
• Repair or Replace loose or broken windowpanes

Three: Examine Interior Walls
• Verify that holes near electrical wiring and plumbing fixtures are sealed
• Check door and window frames for defects that do not seal out moisture
• Make sure siding is not cracked or splitting

Fast Remediation is Necessary after Water Damage Occurs
Despite careful inspections and maintenance, Southwest Phoenix commercial water damage can still occur that requires a rapid response from business managers. Prepare by having a written emergency plan that covers all types of situations, including damage from fire hoses and sprinklers or bursting water pipes. Several employees should have access to the information needed for commercial water damage emergencies, including the telephone number of the local SERVPRO.

What to Include in an Emergency Response Plan
Take the time to consider the different types of Southwest Phoenix commercial water damage that can occur, including wet carpeting from a broken pipe or a flooded basement from an overflowing sewer line. Some of the things to include in a plan are:

• Location of main water valve to turn it off
• How to turn off electricity and gas safely
• Diagram of building that shows access to fixtures and wires
• Contact details for emergency personnel and SERVPRO experts

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

When your commercial property has water damage from leaks or flooding, we have the experience and expertise to help.  Give us a call.  (623) 537-9999