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Items in Business After Water Loss
A broken pipe can transport water, bacteria, mold and debris into your property. Apart from the bad smell, the damage can be serious enough for you to throw away important documents or equipment.
While a pipe burst cleanup should always be completed by a sewer cleanup company, there are immediate steps you can take to save your items and keep your environment safe.
1. Unplug Electronic Appliances
Entering a wet room that has appliances plugged into outlets can be dangerous. Getting your electronic devices out of a water damaged room as soon as possible can prevent them from short circuiting and keep the cleaning crew safe. Take care while transporting your items; don't yank the cord out of the outlet too fast, or it might spark.
2. Use Disinfectant
A pipe burst can cause bacteria to build-up. To thoroughly disinfect your items, avoid simply drying them with a rag or towel. Instead, use a quality disinfectant cleaner on any hard surfaces such as furniture. You don't need to search far and wide for a good cleaning product; local grocery stores typically carry several reputable brands.
3. Consult with Professionals
If the situation is unfortunate enough so that important items like paintings, books or photographs are damaged, you shouldn't immediately throw them away. There are professional cleaners in our area that specialize in restoring such items. Call them right away to see if you can do anything to salvage your items. Sometimes, they might recommend rinsing them with water to prevent stains from setting.
A sewer cleanup company can usually send professionals to your home or business promptly for an emergency pipe burst cleanup. However, if you have to wait, taking these steps on your own can help minimize some of the damage. You don't have to spend a lot of money replacing your items if you get them away from a broken pipe and leaking water as soon as possible.
Also check out our Emergency Ready Plan option for business owners. It will only benefit you in a disaster such as a pipe burst!
Fire in your office? Are you ready?
We all tend to focus on the safety of our families. Typically, we begin to talk to our children about fire safety when they are very young. What do they need to do if a fire happens? How do they escape if a parent cannot get to them? Where do they wait outside for an adult or firefighter? These are some of the questions we tend to always know the answer too. But what about at work? Here are a few tips about ensuring your employees are always safe!
Emergency Ready Plan. During your Monday morning meeting go through the company's emergency plan and procedures. Ensure each team member knows the best exit from each part of the building. Don't forget to do this walking a New Hire through the building. Show each team member where every fire alarm is, and how each work to notify the whole building of a fire. The team should also know where each and every fire extinguisher is in the building.
Fire Drills are not only for school systems but also work environments! Set aside time to have a fire drill. This will ensure that each team members knows how to escape and where to meet outside in case of a fire.
These are just small things to do in your place of business to keep your employees safe! If you have a fire break out in your office, do you have your own Emergency Ready Plan for your building? Call SERVPRO of Statesboro at (912) 764-9542 so we can get you started with our free ERP!
Surviving a Tornado
This past weekend, multiple tornadoes flew across the southern/coastal part of Alabama and Georgia. Leaving homes destroyed and losing loved ones. How should one prepare for such a dangerous situation?
First, you should know the difference in a tornado watch and a tornado warning. Tornado watch means that the conditions are perfect for a tornado to form. Tornado warning means that one has been spotted, and you should take cover fast.
Secondly, everyone should get to a safe location. This safe location should be on the lowest area of the house or building and free of any windows. If you do not have a room without any windows, get in the tub and put a mattress over you.
Thirdly, if you are outside and cannot get to a building, get to a ditch and lay as flat as possible. If you have a cushion or blanket (anything soft to hold over you) of some sort, try keeping that above you to protect you from flying debris. You should NEVER seek shelter under a bridge as this can be one of the most dangerous places to be during a tornado. The bridge can create a more dangerous tunnel of wind.
TIP: If you are in a mobile home, find a secure storm shelter or building to wait out the storm in.
Finally, you should wait as long as possible after you no longer hear the wind noises before you move away from your safe space. You cannot fully know how safe the area is so be extra cautious while leaving your safe are.
If you find yourself looking at a pile of debris that was once your home, call SERVPRO of Statesboro to help after a storm.
Our new owners, Frank Harris (left) and Carl Perazzola (right)
SERVPRO of Statesboro is excited to announce that we have new owners, Frank Harris and Carl Perazzola. Frank and Carl became a part of the SERVPRO franchise 5 years ago when they decided to purchase SERVPRO of Bryan, Effingham, McIntosh & East Liberty Counties. Since then they have grown that territory tremendously.
About a year ago, they wanted to continue to grow the company so they began to look at the possibilities. They landed on purchasing SERVPRO of Statesboro.
Frank and Carl feel very fortunate to grow into the surrounding territory. SERVPRO of Statesboro and SERVPRO of Bryan, Effingham, McIntosh & East Liberty Counties are looking forward to working together to tackle both territories. So if you see some more green vehicles in the area, you know why! We have doubled our team in both areas to tackle on the work load. We are very excited to start 2019 as a joint team.
Ways we can help
SERVPRO of Statesboro provides a multitude of different services. We are the leading professionals in restoration and cleaning. We are equipped to handle any job small or disastrous. Below are just some of the services we will gladly provide in your time of need.
- Fire, smoke and soot
- Water removal and dehumidification
- Catastrophic storm response
- Move outs and contents restoration
- Contents claim inventory services
- Air ducts and HVAC
- Carpet, upholstery, drapes, and blinds
- Ceilings, walls and hard floors
- Odor identification
Whether you need your carpets cleaned during Spring Break or you need help with smoke damage from a terrible electrical fire, we would love to help. SERVPRO of Statesboro can be at your place of business to give a pre-estimate for the work needed. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (912) 764-9542.
Spring is in the air.. Spring cleaning is upon us
It is starting to feel like spring. Coincidence that Phil the Groundhog said this past weekend it would be an early spring? Let's talk that dreaded Spring Cleaning!
On the first warm, dry day of the season, everybody in the family—that is, everyone in the family who had survived the ravages of the cold season—would pitch in to pull every stick of furniture and scrap of cloth outside. Then, armed with brooms and washrags, one squad of housecleaners would return to the house, sweeping and scrubbing every corner and washing down the walls, while another would air out linens, remove soot and ash from couches and chairs, dust books and paintings, and mend a few items on the run.
Today, the thought of taking a day or weekend to turn our houses upside down seems a near impossibility. Who has the time? Besides, our modern centrally heated and cooled, climate-controlled homes don’t get oily, sooty, or smoky, and our washing machines and vacuum cleaners help keep the dirt from sneaking in.
True enough. Still, there are trade-offs: our houses are airtight, comparatively speaking, but they also can’t breathe. They’re full of chemicals and gases, from the components of floor wax to the microfibers of carpets, that our ancestors never knew.
When a warm, dry day does come, the first order of business is to head to each bedroom, strip down the beds, and take everything that isn’t nailed down outdoors. Hang quilts, blankets, comforters, and mattress covers out on the line (or, if the neighbors are forgiving, spread them out on hedges or on the lawn) and let them bask in the sun for the day. Set up a couple of sawhorses and drag the mattress out for a good airing, too. You will be slaughtering dust mites by the millions, and a jolly massacre it will be.
The next step is work your way from the top of the house to the bottom, dusting and then sweeping or vacuuming every corner of the room. Fling open the windows wide, and let fresh air circulate; it’s amazing the difference a day’s airing can make for a house that’s been shut up all winter. If, that is, your house will allow you to open windows at all, as no hotel built within the last ten years seems to permit.
It’s time now to do some heavy lifting, literally: move the stove and refrigerator and give the floor underneath a good scrub. Self-cleaning ovens don’t need much maintenance these days, but microwaves do; if you’re not in the habit of giving yours a weekly sponging down, then put two cups of water into a Pyrex bowl, throw in two lemon halves, and turn the oven on high setting for ten minutes. Then take a fresh washcloth (always preferable to a sponge) and scrub the oven rack and walls, taking care not to skip the ceiling. Give it a second scrubbing with half a cup of plain white vinegar diluted in half a cup of warm water, then add another cup of water to the bowl and turn the oven on for another ten minutes. The lemon will remove the smell of the vinegar, and your oven will be like new.
Now for the windows. Dust and vacuum the drapes, blinds, and shades. Wash the windows inside and out. Again, a mixture of white vinegar and warm water is as good as any commercial cleaner; I will refuse to feel guilty if this advice brings the window-spray conglomerates to financial ruin.
You’re probably ready for lunch now. Take a break. Then give the house a quick once-over. Do you have smoke detectors? Now’s the time to change the batteries, which will usually last a year. Do you have a ceiling fan or a chandelier? Now’s the time to climb up on a stepladder and remove dust from the top of the fan blades and crystals.
Ready for a cup of coffee? It’s probably time for one. You already know that spring cleaning is made all the easier by keeping up with the cleaning chores daily, weekly, and monthly throughout the year. A legion of self-improvement, time-management, and uncluttering consultants and web sites stands ready to dispense advice on just how to do that, one of the ironies of this age of consumption and of the constant hurry to acquire the money to acquire more stuff.
Now it’s time to head to the bedroom closets, the garage, the basement—or maybe it’s time to send your loved ones in to do that terrible work, or even to hire someone for the job. Call SERVPRO of Statesboro at 912-764-9542 to set up a Spring Clean Deep Clean. Then, sit back and enjoy the nice Spring weather and your sparkling clean home.
Restoring Your Statesboro Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges. Water leaked in-between the roof and ceiling of this facility.
Flooding and water damage events at Statesboro 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 Statesboro
SERVPRO of Statesboro 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 and make it "Like it never even happened."
Restoring Your Bulloch, Candler, Jenkins, Emanuel and Screven County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Flooding and water damage events at Bulloch, Candler, Jenkins, Emanuel and Screven County 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 Statesboro
SERVPRO of Statesboro 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.
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