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Commercial Sewage Backup

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Sewage Backup Sewage debris in a main hallway.

Here at SERVPRO of North Highlands/Rio Linda, we know just how important it is to recover after a loss. Whether it be fire damage, water damage, mold issue, storm damage, or any number of issues, our goal is to get you and your business back up and running as fast as possible.

Sewage Backup in Local Building

A local property manager called recently about a sewage backup they had. They were rather worried that they may have to shut down, and did not want it to impede on their business. We reassured them we would be there as soon as possible to handle the situation. Our crew went in and got the sewage cleaned up within a day or so. The property manager was thrilled that they did not have to shut down and so appreciative that we got there so quick and handled everything.

If you experience any kind of damage in your commercial business, give us a call at (916) 991-1522.

Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda provides business owners with commercial water damage restoration services

Most businesses have a source of water in their building. For some, this may be crucial, others it may be secondary. Whether it's water for a client such as food preparation, or services such as dentistry or cleaning, all water sources are at risk for leaks or breakage. Failures in these systems, high pressure or not, can and will lead to water damage in your commercial business. SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is here to help Sacramento businesses with their water damage based issues.

There are a multitude of ways to receive water damage, but the best way to solve this issue is to allow trained professionals to assess the damage and act accordingly. Our North Highlands and Rio Linda SERVPRO technicians are prepared and IICRC certified to tackle water damage due to flooding, toilet overflows, sewer backups, pipe breakages, and more. Even clean water needs to be removed professionally to prevent further damage. Dirty water from sewage, drains, or floods especially needs expert care and removal to prevent the spread of pathogens that may exist in these conditions.

Damage will often be visible, but can just as well not be readily apparent to you. When it comes to bacteria and pathogens, this is especially critical as uncleaned areas from these issues can and will spread. Furthermore, water can spread into materials, damage, warp, and ultimately permanently change them.

An important part of the drying process for the quickest cleaning, is the pack-away of items off-site. This provides security from damage during the cleaning and repairing process and also protects against theft of supplies and inventory. SERVPRO is here to help.

If you face water damage, commercial or otherwise in sacramento: call us at (916) 991-1522. We are available 24/7 to help with get your business back on track. For more information on commercial services, visit our website.

At-Risk Types of Businesses for Commercial Mold Damage in Sacramento

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial  At-Risk Types of Businesses for Commercial Mold Damage in Sacramento SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Infestations in All Kinds of Businesses

Moisture in homes can allow for many types of mold. Molds are highly adaptable and can grow in many environments and conditions. The most common threads between mold are moisture, darkness, plentiful food sources, and moderate temperatures. Different businesses and different types will have varying environments for this mold to grow, meaning that your commercial property may be more or less susceptible to mold depending on the business. Below is a list of a few of the types of businesses that are most susceptible, though we receive calls from all types of businesses with mold issues.

Industrial Settings - Some settings with moist environments can be excellent for mold growth. Commercial areas often with unused areas, lots of corners, and neglected space are perfect places for mold growth. Industrial workers also have a tendency to ignore mold growth under the assumption that it is a mess from another part of the job.

Apartments, Rental Properties, and Hotels - Mold tends to want to live where we want to live given the moderate temperatures we keep ourselves. As a result of this, landlords and hotel owners are some of the most afflicted business owners when it comes to mold, especially when spaces are inhabited frequently and for short periods of time. Renters can contribute to mold growth without knowing, and with their short stay may not notice it while they are there. Regular checkups are essential in the fight against long term mold growth.

Restaurants - Food service is the most common business for mold damage in Sacramento. With food preparation, there is an ample source of nutrients, plenty of water, and a humid working environment. Unnoticed scraps of food can fall, or find itself out of sight where mold can grow and spread.

SERVPRO of North Highlands & Rio Linda offers professional damage restoration and cleaning services, with the training needed for even the toughest commercial jobs. Call us at (916) 991-1522, or view our mold services here

Restoring Your Sacramento Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Sacramento Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Flooding and water damage events at Sacramento commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible

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 North Highlands / Rio Linda

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda 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.

Dust, Mold, and Electricity Bills: Clean Your Ducts

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

When it to the cleanliness of your office, the cleanliness of the air is an important consideration. If your ducts are collecting and possibly spreading dusty and dirty air around your office, the office itself will get dustier. Ducts can be the most unsanitary part of a building, regular cleaning of ducts is part of proper building maintenance.

Alongside dust, the other main consideration for duct dirt and grime is possible mold growth. A duct can be a cool, and damp place where mold growth will flourish. With the proper food and temperature, mold will grow anywhere. If it is growing in your ducts, this can lead to the quick spreading of spores throughout your property.

As a benefit to cleaning the ducts, you can count on some increased efficiency too. Ducts and HVAC systems are designed with the ductwork in mind, if there are blockages and materials that cause lack of efficiency, this will be reflected in your power bill. But conducting proper maintenance, you can prevent that loss.

Your locally owned and operated SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is here for you, call us at (916) 991-1522 for your next commercial air duct cleaning.

Business, Commercial Property, or Home: Property is Property

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda has made a lot of great content for property owners, be sure to take advantage

No matter what the situation is, or what type of commercial property is, most information applies to you. If you own a business that does a lot of building, mold tips for kitchens still apply! If you are a homeowner in a residential neighborhood, vandalism cleanup is still something you should be concerned about.

Beyond property-specific blogs, be sure to check out our safety blogs. Having a barbecue for your employees or coworkers? Be sure to read our grilling tips for safety. About to lease an apartment? Check out our commercial leasing tips, as there is no such thing as too much advice when making a financial decision.

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda are your friends, locally owned and operated and proud to serve OUR community. Like your doctor, we hope you’ll never have an urgent reason to call us: but are always here when you need us. Call us, 24/7 at (916) 991-1522

Keeping Your Business’s Carpets Clean

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Keeping Your Business’s Carpets Clean Cleanliness is Key for Your Sacramento Business

Keeping clean is important for your Sacramento business

Your business, when dealing with customers, will leave a positive impression if it clean. When it comes to the people that are supporting your business, you want to make them feel they are in the right place for their business. If there are visible dirt spots, stains, or other wear and tear on your carpets, this may give your customers a negative opinion of your business.

For large projects, or a professional cleaning, contact us. For everything us, here are a few tips that can help you keep a general level of cleanliness for your carpets.

Stains and spots are different, if a liquid spills you should immediately blot it with a towel, rag, or paper towel to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Try not to wipe or rub this are as you can increase the amount of staining that affects the carpet which will be more difficult to manage.

If you have a spot, try and pre-spray cleaning solution onto the spot. Cleaning solutions often have chemicals designed to break down the dirt, grime, oil, or spill that causes spots. Always read the directions on the products you are using, as if improperly used it is possible that you could do more harm than good. In the same vein, a routine cleaning regimen helps to prevent permanent staining over time.

Before doing a deep carpet cleaning, be sure to vacuum before hand to remove excess material from the carpet. In doing this you are allowing the cleaning product you are applying to work as effectively as possible.

Restoring Your Sacramento Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Sacramento Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Flooding and water damage events at Sacramento commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible

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 North Highlands / Rio Linda

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda 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.

Sacramento Graffiti and Vandalism “Like it never even happened”

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Vandalism and graffiti are an upsetting headache. Regardless of your location or business it may end up happening to your property. SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is always here to help.

Often it is found that acts of vandalism can go unnoticed, and depending on the type and scale of damage can cause larger damage to your home or business. A forgotten broken window, or perhaps a damaged wall can allow for water damage, or even just allow for mold damage without direct water damage if not addressed quickly. Especially when vacant, broken windows or other damage may occur without someone immediately noticing. Rain, sprinklers, or other sources of moisture may then move into the property where it will create an ideal environment for mold.

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is here to help you remediate and restore damage to your property after it has been vandalized or unattended for a long period of time. Visiting our website and blog you can find more information about mold, mold damage, and why it is important to hire professionals to clean it. Our team is highly certified and our technicians are ready and prepared to handle:

  • General cleaning/graffiti removal
  • Cleaning of concrete, stone, and brick (including for mold)
  • Odor deodorization and removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Item cleaning and restoration

Be sure to call your friends at the SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda 24/7 at (916) 991-1522 and visit our website for more information.

What You Should Think About Before Leasing in Sacramento

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial What You Should Think About Before Leasing in Sacramento Leases are an important decision in your business, be sure to make the right one.

There are lots of factors to consider when finding space for your business, here are a few tips and resources to get you started.

Whether you are starting a new business, expanding your current business, or even moving a business you need to make sure you are making the right decision. Asking the right questions is the best way to finding the information you need.

  1. Who is the Landlord? Who owns the building?

It is important to know who the people you are going to be renting from, and what their background are like. You can change the way you approach negotiation, or have an understanding for what their expectations will be.

  1. How long has the building been owned by the current owners?

Depending on the answer to this, they may have more or less likelihood to keep it, or to possibly sell it in the future. Having the property be sold while you are leasing can be disruptive and should be avoided. New owners will also probably have a high mortgage cost, making renting from them more expensive than normal.

  1. Is the landlord/property manager/building owner close?

Should you need to reach any of these for any reason, it is important that they are close. Whether you need a decision, have a question, or any concerns having all of these easily accessible is a good thing.

  1. What businesses have been in the building, what is the history?

Depending on the age, you may have more considerations for upkeep once you have moved into the space. As well, if a similar business has operated here and had to shut down, you should find out why that happened and possibly avoid the space if it is a concern for your business.

  1. Who were the last tenants and why did they leave?

If you can find these tenants, they can provide valuable information for dealing with the landlord, rental agency, or property management.

  1. Are there plans to sell?

Plans to sell the building you are leasing will prove disruptive to your business. One strategy of a person looking to sell may involve increasing rates to increase the market value of the property.

  1. Who is the largest tenant?

Also known as anchor tenants, these tenants likely pay the most rent for the building and can have large effects on the traffic driven to a particular property. If they are about to move or leave, you should know about it before leasing a property.

From your friends at SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda, we hope the next time you move your local business, or start one you make the right decision. Be sure to check out our other blogs to find out if your business is at risk for mold, and what you can do to prevent mold, water, and fire damage. Visit our website for more information, and call us 24/7 if you need mold, water, or fire remediation at (916) 991-1522

Restoring Your Sacramento Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

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 North Highlands / Rio Linda

SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda 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.

Be Prepared for Your Next Commercial Mishap

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

50% of small businesses do not reopen after a major fire or water disaster occurs in their business

SERVPRO of N. Highlands and Rio Linda is here to mitigate this disaster 24/7 to help your business stay on track and out of harm's way. No matter what the size of the damage, by calling us you can help to make sure your business is not part of the 50% that close when disaster strikes. We will help to make it “Like it never even happened”, so you can get back to business as soon as possible. You can't schedule when the unthinkable will happen, but you can take the correct steps to mitigate it. 

Locally owned, SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda are there for your commercial damage restoration needs. See other local Sacramento businesses and organizations we've already helped with before and after photos. Call SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda at 916-991-1522 24/7 if you need help, or visit our site for more information about our services.

Help at your fingertips, what SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda can do to help you!

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning services to suit your commercial needs

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda have the commercial cleaning services you need. For a company that delivers superior results for any problem, SERVPRO is here for you. If you need a professional cleaning, emergency water or fire restoration, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Whether it is a small office building, large office building, apartment building, restaurant, hotel, retail store, residential, manufacturing, or school and government buildings, we are here for your timely and professional needs. Be sure to contact us when you need help with your property damage next.

For your cleaning service needs, visit our website or call us at (916) 991-1522. SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda are here for you. 

Where to Start When Fire Damage Occurs

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda provide professional fire damage services for commercial and non commercial needs

When a fire damage event occurs at your Sacramento business or commercial property, it is important to get damage repaired as quickly as possible. Fires often leave businesses or commercial properties in a state where business cannot continue, which is bad for your business. Keeping downtime to a minimum is crucial.

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is “Faster to Any Disaster”

Here are the first steps you should take with your business or home after a fire disaster.

Determine the scale of work required:
The first step in any Sacramento fire, commercial or residential, is to have a professional assessment done. Although it may be tempting to enter the property yourself after a fire to see the damage that has occurred; we strongly recommend against this. Fire damage creates a toxic and possibly harmful environment that should only be first assessed by professionals. Professionals will need to assess possible structural damage, as well as water damage from the efforts of firefighters. Further, smoke damage may cause damage throughout the Sacramento property even though the fire only affected one area.

Explore your options for repair:
With fire damage and possible water damage to your Sacramento home, there are many steps from start to finish to make your property “Like It Never Even Happened”. Depending on the extent of the damage, drywall may need to be removed if it has been damaged by smoke or water. Other damage may include carpeting, furniture, including upholstered furniture which will need to be professionally cleaned. By calling SERVPRO we will be there quickly and prepared to hand all of your cleaning needs after your Sacramento fire.

Guarantee timely results:
When working with SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda, you are receiving a service that handles all aspects of the damage restoration. This makes us the most timely, effective, and professional option to get your Sacramento commercial property or business back up and running as soon as possible. 

If you have suffered Sacramento fire damage, and need help now, SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda can be reached on our website, or by culling us 24/7 at 916-991-1522.

Commercial Water Damage and Your Business

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda provides business owners with commercial water damage restoration services

Most businesses have a source of water in their building. For some, this may be crucial, others it may be secondary. Whether it's water for a client such as food preparation, or services such as dentistry or cleaning, all water sources are at risk for leaks or breakage. Failures in these systems, high pressure or not, can and will lead to water damage in your commercial business. SERVPRO of North Highlands and Rio Linda is here to help Sacramento businesses with their water damage based issues.

There are a multitude of ways to receive water damage, but the best way to solve this issue is to allow trained professionals to assess the damage and act accordingly. Our North Highlands and Rio Linda SERVPRO technicians are prepared and IICRC certified to tackle water damage due to flooding, toilet overflows, sewer backups, pipe breakages, and more. Even clean water needs to be removed professionally to prevent further damage. Dirty water from sewage, drains, or floods especially needs expert care and removal to prevent the spread of pathogens that may exist in these conditions. 

Damage will often be visible, but can just as well not be readily apparent to you. When it comes to bacteria and pathogens, this is especially critical as uncleaned areas from these issues can and will spread. Furthermore, water can spread into materials, damage, warp, and ultimately permanently change them.

An important part of the drying process for the quickest cleaning, is the pack-away of items off-site. This provides security from damage during the cleaning and repairing process and also protects against theft of supplies and inventory. SERVPRO is here to help.

If you face water damage, commercial or otherwise in Sacramento: call us at (916) 991-1522. We are available 24/7 to help with get your business back on track. For more information on commercial services, visit our website.

Start Your Year Off Right - SERVPRO of North Highlands & Rio Linda Tips to Stay Organized

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Start Your Year Off Right - SERVPRO of North Highlands & Rio Linda Tips to Stay Organized Office Organization

Need to keep your Sacramento office fresh? Here are a few tips to help you out.

  1. Give everything a place. If you need more storage, add more storage. Making sure you have a place to store the things you need is important, making sure it's stored properly means you can find it later. Organization is key in efficiency.
  2. File paperwork regularly. Walking into a messy office makes work more difficult and daunting. Avoid this by sorting and filing things properly in your newfound storage, so you can find them again.
  3. Move paperwork off your desk. If there isn’t somewhere to store every little thing, it ends up in the last place it was left; your desk.
  4. Get rid of what you don’t need. If it is not absolutely necessary, toss it. Does this item have unnecessary multiples? Does it have a purpose? Is it outdated? Did you even remember you had it before you started your cleaning? Do you really need it?
  5. Address your problem areas. Find out what is the messiest part of your office, and focus on that first. Often one large problem area can spill into other problem areas. Put things in their permanent locations to avoid the cluttering of them in the first place.
  6. Hide your cables. Cables can often be a source of mess, and a safety hazard. Cable ties, cable organizers, or hidden areas can be a great way to keep them neat and tidy.
  7. Clean and disinfect. Do it yourself, or hire a professional. We can often forget about something as simple as cleaning the office, but is certainly worth the effort.
  8. Keep your computers clean, too. Sorting your files away on your computer can make an old computer seem fresh again. Being able to find everything you need in a quick way can help you on task and efficient.

Whether its giving tips on how to declutter or providing 24/7 emergency services, SERVPRO of Rio Linda and North Highlands is here to help you.

For information on the Commercial Cleaning Services we provide visit here, or call today at (916) 991-1522.

Business Types At-Risk for Commercial Mold Damage in Sacramento

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Infestations in All Kinds of Sacramento Businesses

Moisture in homes can allow for many types of mold. Molds are highly adaptable and can grow in many environments and conditions. The most common threads between mold are moisture, darkness, plentiful food sources, and moderate temperatures. Different businesses and different types will have varying environments for this mold to grow, meaning that your commercial property may be more or less susceptible to mold depending on the business. Below is a list of a few of the types of businesses that are most susceptible, though we receive calls from all types of businesses with mold issues.

Industrial Settings - Some settings with moist environments can be excellent for mold growth. Commercial areas often with unused areas, lots of corners, and neglected space are perfect places for mold growth. Industrial workers also have a tendency to ignore mold growth under the assumption that it is a mess from another part of the job.

Apartments, Rental Properties, and Hotels - Mold tends to want to live where we want to live given the moderate temperatures we keep ourselves. As a result of this, landlords and hotel owners are some of the most afflicted business owners when it comes to mold, especially when spaces are inhabited frequently and for short periods of time. Renters can contribute to mold growth without knowing, and with their short stay may not notice it while they are there. Regular checkups are essential in the fight against long term mold growth.

Restaurants - Food service is the most common business for mold damage in Sacramento. With food preparation, there is an ample source of nutrients, plenty of water, and a humid working environment. Unnoticed scraps of food can fall, or find itself out of sight where mold can grow and spread.

SERVPRO of North Highlands & Rio Linda offers professional damage restoration and cleaning services, with the training needed for even the toughest commercial jobs. Call us at (916) 991-1522, or view our mold services here.