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In the restoration industry we are often faced with a lot of different challenges, from residential fires to commercial floods. On a gloomy afternoon, a call came in. It was a furniture warehouse that had been flooded. The owner was frantic, confused and generally concerned about the safety of this business. While on the phone we assured him that we have dealt with these kinds of emergencies many times before and that he is in good hands with SERVPRO. After the call we loaded the truck with a few fans, and we were off. Upon arrival we noticed that the water had saturated the carpeted floor and rugs. Doing a quick walk through we realized the water had migrated far past the showroom into the back room and even the office area. The water damage was extensive to say the least, and the customer was unsure what to do next. After talking to him briefly, he told us one of the toilets had overflowed throughout the night. So, when he came in the next morning it had completely flooded. The scope was extensive, first we would have to remove all contents on the showroom floor. We would then have to extract the water from all affected areas. Then strategically set up 20 plus fans to start drying the carpet and rugs. Also, we would need to set up dehumidifiers to help remove the moisture from the air. Unfortunately a lot of the wooden and melamine furniture had adsorb a lot of moisture as well so we would need to try and catalog what was damaged and what could be repaired. In short these kinds of incidents happen all of the time, and can cost a business or home owner a pretty penny. To prevent these kinds of incidents and others, regular preventative maintenance is ideal. Call your local SERVPRO to create an E.R.P (emergency ready plan), you’ll be glad you did.
In June of 2019, a call came in for a commercial mould remediation. The customer had recently acquired a commercial property that badly needed a face lift. Upon arrival we noticed a strong smell emitting from the building. Later on, after taking a brief tour we stumbled upon where the smell was coming from. The section where the offices were located was poorly ventilated. There was an excessive amount of moisture trapped within the office. The windows were not able to be opened, and the building's HVAC system was not working. To counteract the issue dehumidifiers had to be placed in the office. A thorough cleaning of the walls needed to be done. Containment and an air scrubber were used to remove the mold particles from the air and vents. Going forward we gave the owner a few suggestions that will help minimize the amount of moisture accumulation.
Restoring your commercial property after a water damage event
Flooding and water damage events at 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 Milton & North Oakville
SERVPRO of Milton & North Oakville 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.
Don't let these conditions ruin your commercial business
It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mould exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mould is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mould and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mould that can cause health effects for some people.
If the right conditions exist, mould will grow!!
These conditions include:
Water - Different mould types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.
Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mould growth.
Time - Initial mould colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.
What to Do:
Stay out of affected areas.
Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
Contact SERVPRO of Milton & North Oakville for mould remediation services.
Mould growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mould activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mould growth.
If you suspect mould in your home, call SERVPRO of Milton & North Oakville to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mould in your home or business.
If you suspect mould in your commercial business, call us today at (905) 864-9544
Make sure your business is disaster ready!
SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® (ERP)
SERVPRO will help ensure you and your business are “ready for whatever happens” and minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.
The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO’s free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smart phone or tablet. The ERP establishes your local SERVPRO® of Milton & North Oakville. We are your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years experience and a system more than 1,700 franchises strong.
Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it. The ERP is a no cost assessment, all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call your local SERVPRO® of Milton and North Oakville Franchise Professional to establish your Emergency READY Profile®
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For immediate Commercial Service, Call SERVPRO!
SERVPRO of Milton and North Oakville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Southern Ontario. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your commercial 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
Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Milton & North Oakville has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We service all types of buildings and companies:
Small Office Buildings
Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
Small Retail Stores
Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
Manufacturing & Industrial
Commercial Building Restoration Services
We are available 24 hours a day to get your Milton business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:
Commercial Water Damage Restoration
Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
Commercial Mold Remediation
Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
Disaster Recovery Team
Commercial Building Cleaning Services
When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of Milton & North Oakville. You can depend on us to get the job done right and get it done quickly. Our highly trained technicians use top-of-the-line equipment to make your business shine again. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services:
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