Recent Commercial Posts

Let SERVPRO Get Your Business Running Again!

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in 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, regular 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 Sylmar/San Fernando

SERVPRO 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

Protecting Your Business This Season

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Several machines drying out an office room. Call SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando today at 818-951-6780.

Encountering damage in your place of work can cause stress, concern lost profits, and a ton of other issues not readily planned for when it comes to normal operations. Because these things can happen in a short amount of time with little to no planning, it’s important to know what to do, how to handle situations, and who to call when the time is right. See below for a few tips as to how you can protect your business this season, and get back to work as soon as possible should anything occur. 

Think About Your High Costs

Electricity can be a huge issue when it comes to businesses and their buildings, so it’s important that if you believe a surge, flood, or fire are possible, you unplug all electronics in preparation. This can also be easily achieved by turning off the breaker to prevent surges and any electricity from running into these machines. Damage to these pieces can cost in the thousands to repair, which can mean less profit in the long run.

Inspect Everywhere

Make sure you’re going through every area of your business with a fine-toothed comb for anything out of the ordinary. It’s important to document any and all changes to make sure that nothing has caused or sustained damage at the most inopportune time. At SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando, we know this is a big factor for commercial damage, which is why we use state of the art property damage claims software to help expedite the process.

Always Stay Safe

Safety is and always should be a top concern for you at your business, and your employees should know that. Reiterate that safety is always your priority, and that you’ll do what is needed to keep business operations running just as they should. Quickly addressing and fixing damage leads to a workforce that trusts you have their interests in mind, which translates to less loss profits in the long run and getting back on your feet quicker. 

If your business sustains any type of damage in Sylmar/San Fernando area, make sure someone is there to help you fix it and get everything back to normal. At SERVPRO our goal is to relieve your stress by handling the entire process of remediation from start to finish. If you’re interested in learning more, give us a call at 818-951-6780!

Warning Signs of Property Damage

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO here to help. If you see any signs of damages at your property give SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando a call today! 818-951-6780

As a business owner or homeowner, you receive peace of mind in knowing that the roof over your head is secure. However, what if your business or home is less safe than you realize? You may be missing out on the signs that your property is actually damaged. There could be an assortment of home damage and water damage that is slowly taking its toll without your knowledge. To determine if your property is damaged, consider some of these signs.

Exterior

Sometimes the damage is actually quite noticeable such as in the case that the exterior is damaged. We may notice that shingles are missing or torn off on the roof and siding. Discoloration of the roof could indicate to us that it is in need of a cleaning or repair. Home damage from an exterior point of view could indicate that the house or business has done its job in protecting the interior, but it could use a bit of help to continue to do so.

Abnormal Air/Smells

With deterioration comes a certain kind of smell. If water damage has occurred in your home or business, then it's likely that the wood could be rotting. This is especially true if mold and mildew have taken up residence in the wood. If you notice a particular odor in your home, and it is not your loved one, then your house may be trying to tell you something.

Cracks

Because the house shrinks and expands with the varying temperatures, it isn't uncommon for cracks to emerge. In places where support resides, these cracks could be problematic. Having a professional team like ourselves inspect those areas could help keep your house clear from further damage.

When damage occurs to your home it's only a matter of time before the damage worsens.  Call us at 516-334-2927 to schedule time to speak with us at SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando and we’ll make sure that your damage is handled appropriately, in no time!  

Fire Prevention at your Business

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Commercial Fire Damage? If your business experiences a fire loss, make sure you call SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando for your fire recovery needs!

Though chances are slim, there’s never a reason to totally rule out the possibility of a fire occurring during the winter at your place of business. What might be your dream job could easily turn into a nightmare, if fire and flames get to it without protection. Below are a few ways to prevent fires from occurring that can help you move past the season without a hitch.

Emergency Ready Profiles

Available to you from us for FREE, a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile.  This is an overview of your property and brings to light those important items that might be missing in case an emergency occurs.  In this comprehensive report, you’ll not only have a complete overview of all building shutoffs, emergency exits and more, you will be able to note if you are missing fire extinguishers emergency exit signs, etc.

Open Flames

Even if you’re not a retailer looking to set a mood within your building, lighting a candle is extremely common among people during the colder months. We get it, this provides a cozy atmosphere with its nice warm light, but also brings a fresh aroma to the room it’s in. Keeping these away from any flammable material is an imperative step in preventing a damaging and potentially deadly fire from ripping through the four walls surrounding your home/business.

Electrical Overload

We understand that some buildings and rooms are just harder to heat than others. With that, you might have something like a space heater on, plugged into an outlet on the wall, or even a surge protector. Although you might think you’re safe with something like this, it’s important to keep a regimen of unplugging the device when not in use, 30 minutes prior to leaving, and never allowing it to run unattended. This is because while considered safe, these heating elements use a lot of energy, can cause a fire within the unit itself and if not well rated, can cause a potential surge of power leading to an electrical fire.

If you’re a home or business owner who is in need of service, support or mitigation this winter, call SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando -- we have been providing emergency restoration services to homes and businesses for over 50 years. For 24/7 emergency service, make sure to keep our number handy and contact us at 818-951-4780 - with anything you might need! 

24/7 Service to Keep Your Business Up and Running

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Warehouse that has been water damaged. Call SERVPRO if you experience a commercial loss we are open 24/7, 365 days a year!

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7/365 at 818-951-6780

Residential Services

Whether your in Sylmar or San Fernando 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:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Sylmar/San Fernando, CA 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 promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Commercial Water Damage Assesments

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Office building flood. Make sure you call SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando to assess your water damage needs at 818-951-6780.

Assessment Practices

Flooding and water damage events in Sylmar/San Fernando, California 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 Sylmar/San Fernando

We 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

Work Place Damage

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded and damaged office bathroom. SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando will take care of all your commercial flooding needs.

Work Place Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO

When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms. 
 
However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings. 
 
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems 
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment 
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency. 
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing 
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines 
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings. 
 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (818) 951-6780 for fast help.

Commercial Cleaning

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Commerical warehouse going through drying. No matter how big or small your business, SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando is here to help!

Fire and water damage can interrupt your business operations in an instant without notice. An unexpected period of lost productivity and revenue can be devastating. SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando has the training, equipment, and resources to get your commercial property back to business quickly. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando proudly serves the entire San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Cleaning Services

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning taking place in a commercial setting. Your workplace will shine when you use SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando's commercial cleaning services.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando offers commercial cleaning services? We are total professionals when it comes to thoroughness, attention to detail, safety and reliability!

When you contract with SERVPRO for your commercial cleaning, you’ll enjoy:

  • an improved business image
  • a safer environment for your workers
  • options tailored to your needs
  • highly trained personnel using top-of-the-line equipment and products
  • specialized services if you need them, including biohazard/sewage, air duct/ HVAC and odor removal

Among the workplaces we clean are:

  • small office buildings
  • high-rise and large office buildings
  • apartment and high-rise residential buildings
  • restaurants
  • hotels and motels
  • small retail stores
  • large retail and big box stores
  • manufacturing and industrial facilities
  • government and military workplaces

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando is here to help you keep your workplace clean, safe and productive for your employees. We’ll make your business shine!

Call SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando for Commercial Biohazard Cleanup

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Sewage backup in a commercial space. A biohazard contamination in your commercial space requires remediation by experts like SERVPRO, who follow all OSHA and health regulations.

Trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills or other biohazards at your place of business can happen suddenly and must be dealt with quickly and professionally. Call on SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando to safely remove and dispose of biohazards in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants at your commercial building can pose serious health consequences for your workers and customers. SERVPRO has the right training, procedures, tools and products to transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe workplaces.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations, including

  • Crime Scenes
  • Sewage Backups
  • Deaths by suicide, accident or homicide
  • Blood and bloodborne pathogens
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Meth labs

If your commercial property encounters a biohazard situation, follow our Biohazard Emergency Tips—Until Help Arrives guide to protect yourself and your building. And remember: we are available 24 hours a day for your emergency.

Commercial Water Damage

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water damaged office with employees and machines attempting to dry. SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando taking care of business!

When it comes to any mitigation work in a commercial setting, getting it done fast and right is essential. A definite bonus to those items is being able to work quickly enough to save the content of the business like furniture, desks and computers. SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando is in the business of restoring items, not throwing it away and buying a new one. If an item can be saved or restored to like-new status it is worth the time to do so. This is especially important to our customers and also the insurance company.

We take extra special care to protect items from damage while we do work, whether that is content shifting and covering items at the loss or boxing it up to clean up back at our shop. Our content specialists do amazing clean-up on a wide variety of materials and types of damage.

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando is very proud of keeping the "restore" in restoration!

Sprinkler Systems Are Common Causes of Water Damage

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Photo depiction of a commercial sprinkler. Know how a fire sprinkler works and ensure that yours is serviced properly.

Sprinkler systems are commonly installed in commercial and industrial buildings. They save life and structure when a fire occurs. They do cause water damage though when putting out the fire or when the system malfunctions. This is when SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando is here to help. We come in and dry the structure when a system malfunctions. Fire sprinklers are activated when the mercury liquid filled bulb bursts between 135 and 165 degrees. It is thought by many that they are triggered by smoke, they are actually activated by heat. Failures occur with sprinkler heads commonly when the line freezes from cold weather or the head gets hit or pulled on by something. We are here to help when you need it most and want to help prevent issues before they arise. It is always a good idea to know where your sprinkler line shut off valves are located in case you have a malfunctioning system and know who services these systems for your facility.

SERVPRO Promises

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Industrial business warehouse with SERVPRO logo. SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando will handle any commercial claim.

Commercial Down Time is bad. SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando recognizes that for all businesses down time is loss of revenue. As a business, do you have a Emergency Plan?

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando promises

- quick response that may help avoid revenue loss for property owners and minimize losses for tenants and business owners. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all your needs!
- restoration services that avoids costly downtime and helps resume business functions quickly
- industry approved equipment and techniques along with well trained and uniformed professionals that saves time and money.

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando also offers a free Emergency Ready Profile for businesses. This gives people a chance to walk through their business to see the whole building and maybe even re-familiarize themselves with the area. Water, Electric and Gas shut-offs all get labelled to help with any emergency situations. Emergency contacts are detailed and all this is located in one easy to use booklet or can be accessed online with the ERP app. SERVPRO wants to be sure that you are Ready for Any Size Disaster.

Tools for Water Detection

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon photo of SERVPRO attending to commercial properties. SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando is there for your commercial property even when business is running.

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando knows the right tools for the job are important and understanding how to use them to dry a structure and property effectively is even more crucial. The right tool is vital for timely mitigation and to help get the business up and running again.  

Water can damage in two ways - absorption through direct contact and absorption of moisture from the air. SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando must understand how to alter humidity and temperature levels to produce an environment favorable for drying.

Our technicians have to locate the areas affected by water and to what extent moisture has been absorbed. To do this they can use:

Moisture Sensors - detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls
Moisture Meters - determines actual moisture content of materials
Thermohygrometers - measure temperature and relative humidity which helps calculate specific humidity, dew point and vapor pressure.

All these tools help us start the process of making it "Like it never even happened."

Restoring your Sylmar/San Fernando Property after a Water Damage

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Sylmar/San Fernando 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 Sylmar/San Fernando

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando 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.

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando is ready for anything!

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando is ready for any disaster that strikes. Your business is as important to us like it is to you. Our number one goal as a restoration company is to you get your business back to its original setting and act like the water/fire damage "never even happened". We are here to restore your business and restore the lives of your customers as well. Water, fire, mold, soot/ash, toilet overflow, whatever you can think of, SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando will make it "like it never happened". We do not just have that as our motto, we live up to and will work side by side with you to restore anything that happened to your business, and that is a promise. Call us at 818-365-3736 if anything takes place at your business, our crews can take down anything that comes their ways.

Commercial building with soot and smoke

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Wildfire disrupts Local Business 

Sylmar and San Fernando suffered a major wild fire last year. The fire went on for a couple days and created a large amount of smoke and soot to all the local businesses and homes. It was devastating to the locals because evacuations were in order and people were uprooted from their homes and forced to leave. SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando decided to step up and help out the community. By dropping off water and food to the local safe zones and helping with evacuations, we were there for this hard time. 

Besides helping out the community, we took on a claim that was very difficult. Imagine a warehouse filled with books. Hundreds of books covered in smoke and soot. It took some time but we were able to restore each and every book that was damaged. The owner of the business was very impressed by our work and staff. He wasn't expecting everything to be as perfect as it turned out to be. The owner was very appreciative for all the hard work and has referred us to many friends after that. 

Reseda Medical Center

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage to your store can rear its ugly head in some different ways from faulty plumbing to over-pressurized sprinkler pipes. In some cases, nearby stores might cause water damage to their facility as well as yours through shared walls. Whatever the case, professional assistance is what you need to get the damage restored and your business ready for the customers that it needs to stay in the black.

Our SERVPRO professionals can appreciate the time constraints that you are under to keep your business running smoothly. Not only are you pressed to reopen your doors in the event of water damage to some regions of the store, but there is also a significant pressing risk of damage to your stock and supply of the goods you are trying to sell. Our team can work quickly to ensure that the least amount of damage occurs and use our expertise and equipment towards restoring that damage as efficiently as possible.

Drying efforts are a combined effort between air movers and spot water extraction with wet vacs. Our team uses thermal imagery to assess further damage inside of the walls where the source of the problem might have been to ensure that the water is thoroughly dried. If the drywall has been compromised through this incident, or in the restoration and repair efforts, our experienced SERVPRO experts have the tools and experience to repair this as well.

Ultimately, your store depends on its doors being open to the public. While you cannot account for water emergencies that might affect your business, you can always count on SERVPRO to help you put things right again. You can reach our emergency response team 24/7 at (818) 365-3736.

Commercial jobs

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sunland / Tujunga Commercial News And Updates

When flooding and water damage occur at Sylmar's commercial properties they often are 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 Sylmar/ San Fernando

SERVPRO 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.

Commercial water damage

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sunland / Tujunga Commercial News And Updates

Water damages are so easy to occur. It is not necessarily needed for a flood or storm to take place to get a water damage, it can happen with so many other things. Your business can have a malfunction with the sprinkler system, toilet backup, broken pipes and plumbing problems and sewer lines can all be causes for a water damage to occur at your business. Fire damages can take place as well and all these damages are common. Do not be afraid and do not freak out because SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando is trained to take care of all these different types of situations for you. Let our business take care of your business because that is what we are here for. Always remember to call SERVPRO of Sylmar/ San Fernando at 818-365-3736 for your next water/fire damage at your business. We will make it "Like it never even happened."

Our Crew

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

We love our Employees!

When your business or commercial property is affected by a disaster, the interruption can greatly impact your revenue, customers and employees. At SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando, we understand that an immediate and efficient response is essential to quickly getting your business back to running at full capacity.

Commercial recovery requires the trained techniques of an experienced team prepared to handle the unique challenges of a large-scale environment. Our service area is not limited to any certain areas. We can service all of California if needed. We have on-call staff available 24/7 to respond to your emergency. Upon receiving a call from your company, we will send a specialist to your location to assess the damage and develop an action plan for moving forward.

Be at ease commercial property owners

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Sylmar/ San Fernando we believe in offering our customers a personal approach focused on effective solutions, communication and transparency in our objectives. In an emergency situation, we want you to feel confident knowing that we will take care of the details, allowing you to focus on your business. As a licensed, bonded and insured company, each and every one of our restoration technicians are fully certified and prepared to meet the challenges of your commercial restoration project with quality workmanship.
Commercial Services SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando Offers
  • Water Extraction & Equipment Rental
  • Commercial Dehumidification
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Odor Neutralization & Removal
  • Mold Removal & Remediation
  • Emergency Structural Stabilization & Board-Up
  • Interior & Exterior Demolition
  • Professional Floor & Upholstery Cleaning.

Just to name a few...

Restoring Your Sylmar/San Fernando Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Sylmar/ San Fernando 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 Sylmar/ San Fernando

SERVPRO of Sylmar/ San Fernando 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.

Even the Big Boss needs help sometimes

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Big Boss commercial building

If it is an emergency sudden cause of damage or a slow leak that eventually caused a water damage to your property we can handle it. One of our big commercial buildings had an emergency one day and we were on the scene to help mitigate the water and service the building. It was a pretty big job from drying walls and pulling up carpets but we were able to help them with this problem. Our client was really impressed with the experience and training that our techs had when dealing with this situation. 

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando 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.

4 easy steps to protect your commercial building

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

If you are a business owner you should read and follow these 4 easy steps to make sure you are ready and secure in the event of a disaster in your commercial building:

Step One: Inspect Properties

At least once a month, assess various areas of a building to look for signs of moisture from leaking pipes and fixtures. Check water distribution systems, including bathroom fixtures, kitchen plumbing and drinking fountains, especially devices that are old and degraded. Keep a record of plumbing fixtures that are prone to having frequent failures such as galvanized or steel pipes and connectors. Inspect decorative water fountains, swimming pools and hot tubs at the same time. Understand the particular areas of a property that do not have drainage systems such as parking garages. In a water leak emergency, lower levels of a building without drains require portable or fixed sump pumps.

Step Two: Mitigation Plans

Create and implement a loss mitigation plan for employees to follow when finding a leak in a multi-story building. A basic emergency plan should contain written guidelines that include conducting initial and annual training for staff and tenants concerning procedures to follow after finding a water leak. The plan should also include a map or diagram showing the location of water shutoff valves and exactly how to close the devices. If a building has a sprinkler system for fires, then it is often necessary to turn off these devices to avoid damage from water or chemicals. For confidential or sensitive areas of a building, make a list of the designated employees who can enter the space.

Step Three: Emergency Contact List

Maintain an up-to-date 24-hour emergency contact list with names and telephone numbers for:

• The business maintenance staff
• Plumbers
• Electricians
• Tenants
• Local water company after-hours number
• Water mitigation service vendors such as SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando
• Building agent or broker

Step Four: Additional Plans

When a major water disaster happens in a multi-story business, owners need to know where all records are kept along with essential services and key operating systems. Business owners should always have duplicate records in a safe place off-site in addition to having online records. Understand the procedures for relocation or movement of goods, records or tenants to a safe area. A written plan for evacuation of employees, guests and tenants along with equipment shutdown and closing a facility is essential to save property and people from danger.

Commercial damage and repair

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial damage is very difficult to get rid of on your own, especially when you consider what goes into fire restoration. Fire restoration involves many different steps and processes, and this is why it is imperative that you hire a fire damage expert who can come to your home and do the clean up for you. They will be able to come and take care of the electrical fire or utility room fire that has happened after firefighters have left using their fire trucks and fire hoses.

Along with having this type of commercial fire damage repair done, you may also want to consider a fire sprinkler system and fire suppression system along with fire restoration. Fire restoration alone is simply not enough, since you will want to prevent the issue from happening in the future using a fire sprinkler system and fire suppression system for your own needs. This is why a lot of people have made the decision to contact the experts after dealing with an electrical fire or utility room fire.