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How can Your Business be prepared for a Fire?

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

Black backdrop with a fire displaying servpro logo If your business has been affected by fire damage, SERVPRO of Southern Rockland county, Stony Point is your one stop solution.

Being Prepared for a Fire Requires Effort and Extensive Planning

In most cases a fire can be a business owner’s worst nightmare. Most situation would be covered by an insurance policy, which will give you the ability to rebuild, but what about protecting the most valuable assets: the life of your employees, potential customers, and your own. No one wants to be put in a situation where their life is at risk, that’s why a business should develop a fire escape plan.

Emergency Fire Plan Tips for your Business

  1. Ensure your business has the proper amount of smoke alarms. When it comes to newer structures the National Fire Protection Association makes it apparent under the National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72) requires hard-wired, interconnected smoke alarms with battery backup on every building level, outside each work area, and inside each office. If you building is older and there aren’t any smoke alarms present, you should install them on every level and outside each work station. It is important to test the alarms every month along with replacing the batteries once every year.        
  2. Go over what your smoke alarms look and sound like with your employees. Most smoke alarms should have a test feature, if they do you should find time to organize an employee meeting with either you or a professional to practice your fire escape plan while testing the alarm system. By any chance if your smoke alarm system does not have a test feature, you can find videos and courses online. Keeping your employees informed on how to recognize the alarm system and what the plan of action is during a fire will boost confidence and help people remain calm during such an emergency.                                                
  3. Make sure everyone in the building is aware of two escape routes that can be used in each room. The route may not be the best to use under normal circumstances, but it will of great help if a fire emergency occurs. It is important to have a meeting point outside of the building already established, so you can monitor the situation and see if everyone is accounted for. The plan may have more complexity depending on the size of the structure, in some cases a customized escape diagram should be made with the layout of the building with multiple escape routes draw up depending on where a person may be located in the structure.                              
  4. Have a well-rounded plan for communication during emergencies. Employees should know whose instructions they should listen to along with how to contact specific individuals during the event of an emergency.                                        
  5. Organize meetings where you and your employees can practice a fire drill at least twice a year, so you can make sure it’s being carried out correctly and if any changes to the plan need to be made. It may seem like a lot to handle, but remember fire drill and proper procedures can save lives during a real fire. Frequently doing these exercises ensures that new employees are informed on what to do in emergency scenarios.

If your business has been affected by fire damage call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County at (845) 400-4888.

How can Your Business be prepared for a Fire?

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

Black backdrop with a fire displaying servpro logo If your business has been affected by fire damage, SERVPRO of Southern Rockland county, Stony Point is your one stop solution.

Being Prepared for a Fire Requires Effort and Extensive Planning

In most cases a fire can be a business owner’s worst nightmare. Most situation would be covered by an insurance policy, which will give you the ability to rebuild, but what about protecting the most valuable assets: the life of your employees, potential customers, and your own. No one wants to be put in a situation where their life is at risk, that’s why a business should develop a fire escape plan.

Emergency Fire Plan Tips for your Business

  1. Ensure your business has the proper amount of smoke alarms. When it comes to newer structures the National Fire Protection Association makes it apparent under the National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72) requires hard-wired, interconnected smoke alarms with battery backup on every building level, outside each work area, and inside each office. If you building is older and there aren’t any smoke alarms present, you should install them on every level and outside each work station. It is important to test the alarms every month along with replacing the batteries once every year.        
  2. Go over what your smoke alarms look and sound like with your employees. Most smoke alarms should have a test feature, if they do you should find time to organize an employee meeting with either you or a professional to practice your fire escape plan while testing the alarm system. By any chance if your smoke alarm system does not have a test feature, you can find videos and courses online. Keeping your employees informed on how to recognize the alarm system and what the plan of action is during a fire will boost confidence and help people remain calm during such an emergency.                                                
  3. Make sure everyone in the building is aware of two escape routes that can be used in each room. The route may not be the best to use under normal circumstances, but it will of great help if a fire emergency occurs. It is important to have a meeting point outside of the building already established, so you can monitor the situation and see if everyone is accounted for. The plan may have more complexity depending on the size of the structure, in some cases a customized escape diagram should be made with the layout of the building with multiple escape routes draw up depending on where a person may be located in the structure.                              
  4. Have a well-rounded plan for communication during emergencies. Employees should know whose instructions they should listen to along with how to contact specific individuals during the event of an emergency.                                        
  5. Organize meetings where you and your employees can practice a fire drill at least twice a year, so you can make sure it’s being carried out correctly and if any changes to the plan need to be made. It may seem like a lot to handle, but remember fire drill and proper procedures can save lives during a real fire. Frequently doing these exercises ensures that new employees are informed on what to do in emergency scenarios.

If your business has been affected by fire damage call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County at (845) 400-4888.

How can your Business Bounce Back from a Water Loss

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

Water extraction process Technician performing water extraction at a local business.

Taking Control of the Situation

Let’s say a Suffern, NY Business owner has just discovered signs of ongoing water damage. The first thing they should do is try to determine where it might be coming from and if they have the ability to stop the water at the source in order to prevent the damage from spreading. If a person is unable to stop the flow of water or not able to determine the source it’s advised that they should contact a plumber to fix the issue. The reason why the flow of water needs to be stopped before water restoration can begin is to prevent the problem from occurring again. Once the water has stopped flowing this is where the services provided by SERVPRO of southern Rockland County, Stony Point come into play. The next step would be to give us a call and we will dispatch technicians to your location in order for the water restoration process to begin quickly. A person shouldn’t wait to mitigate water damage, since each day that passes gives mold a chance to take root and spread.

Time to Work

Now that our Suffern business owner has scheduled the appointment and our technicians are on site the work can begin. The first thing we do is begin a walk through to determine what rooms are affected. Our employees have tools and devices that give them the upper hand when it comes to determining what areas have been affected. Water can find a way through and absorb into materials that make up the structure along with any of the contents that are exposed. When our specialized technicians have completed the walk through the hard work can begin. If there still is a large amount of water present it will be extracted or pumped out. Depending on the extent of the damage it may require walls, floors and ceilings to be cut out in order to dry framing used to support the structure. If that’s the case the job is only getting started. Once all the non-salvageable material has been ripped out/removed and disposed of the drying process can begin. In order to determine the placement of the drying equipment, the data entered into our software during the walk through calculates how much equipment is needed and where they should be set up. This gives us the ability to dry the area effectively and quickly. When the drying is completed our technicians do a final walk through and do readings to determine if the water restoration process is completed. If the readings are dry it’s time to remove the equipment and time to start the reconstruction process.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

Our SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, which means each client is important to us and we will go out of our way to build close relationships in our surrounding community. We have the experience, equipment, and the man power to get the job done quickly to your satisfaction. In our line of work we understand all the stress that could be caused from a negative event that causes damage to your property, so the team of hard working employees does their best to take that load off your back. The office and field teams will walk you through each step, so you can have a basic understanding on what needs to be done through the water restoration process.

Planning For Disaster

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Loss Our technicians will do whatever it takes to get your business back up and running after a water disaster.

Why should your Business have a Disaster Plan?

If you are a business owner in Rockland County, making sure you have a disaster plan is a vital to making sure your covered if an emergency was to occur. It would be beneficial to have a written plan in place to help keep employees safe during an emergency situation. Keep your employees well informed on the procedure and inform them of the different type of instructions that should be followed depending on the emergency. As a business owner developing a plan based on each emergency can assist with getting operations back to normal quickly compared to a business that doesn’t have an emergency plan in place. There are a few elements that can help ensure that your property and employees are prepared.

Building Evacuation & Staying Put

If a disaster or issue pops up depending on its severity and type, may require you to evacuate the structure or necessitate staying in place. It is important that a business has a written procedure for any type of emergency situation that may happen.

Going over the layout of the structure and making sure the evacuation routes are properly marked/visible in case an emergency situation happens abruptly and without warning in the event of a flood or fire. Practice evacuation drills with your employees and make sure everyone knows how to respond to each type of situation.

Communication is Key

In the event of a disaster or emergency in the workplace there will most likely be mass confusion amongst staff when it comes to what action should be taken along with how it can affect their livelihoods. It’s important for you and upper management to clearly communicate and make sure everyone is alright. Once the chaos has subsided, coming up with a plan for mitigating the emergency can begin.

Recovery

If your business has been affected by a disaster or an emergency relating to water, fire, and/or mold damage, SERVPRO of Southern Rockland county can help get your business back on track. We even offer 24/7 emergency service and will work with you and your business every step of the way. So if your commercial property has experienced a disaster or emergency give us a call at (845) 400-488

Known Ways a Commercial Property can be Damaged

7/15/2022 (Permalink)

Water Loss at a commercial property. Pipe leak that affected most of the property since it wasn't noticed until it was too late.

Potential Disasters That Your Southern Rockland County Business can Run Into

Every business provides value to their local communities. Most of us visit several business daily, they help provide the services and products we need and want.

A business owner carries a lot of weight on their shoulders and are integral to daily operations. When a disaster strikes, the effects can be devastating not only to the property, but to the business as a whole.

When a disaster strikes whether they be natural or manmade, the costs to your business can add up. Here in Southern Rockland County, we know to anticipate cold, snowy winters and warm summers with the occasional hurricane that might hit at the end of the summer season. 

Potential Damages a Business can Face

Water is one of the most common ways a commercial property can be damaged. This can be caused by a variety of things such as weather, appliance failure, sewage backups, pipe burst, and hot water heaters along with many other things. No matter how it happens it can cause a lot of chaos and could potentially shut down operations for the time being.

Flooding can cause many issues by seeping through the doors and floor, which could cause damage to the structures foundation and should be addressed quickly. 

A pipe leak can also go unnoticed for some time and slowly start affecting walls, floors and ceilings, until someone realizes that there is an issue the problem and cost to fix it will only get worse. There are some ways that this could be prevented by simply checking your plumbing on a regular basis to ensure there are no drips. Check walls and ceilings for warping or discoloration, which could be signs that the material is exposed to water.

By doing routine checks it can help prevent any damage from happening in the first place or give you the business owner the upper hand by catching the issue early so it can be fixed as fast as possible. 

Who do You Contact If Your Commercial Property Has Water Damage?

You can call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County at (845) 400-4888 if your commercial establishment has encountered water damage. We will send our certified and experienced technicians to provide a free estimate and begin the restoration process, so your business can get back on track. 

Actions Necessary during Water Cleanup in Suffern Premises

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

One Blue Hill Directory SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the training and experience needed for every commercial damage restoration service your business needs.

Water Restoration in Suffern by SERVPRO Is Thorough

When your business runs normally, it is hard to visualize interruptions that can interfere with your operations. However, a simple pipe leak can stop everything at your Suffern premises because, unlike the spillage, which happens quickly, water cleanup takes several actions and thus consumes time. It also requires different personnel and the right equipment.

Although challenging, water cleanup at your Suffern premises does not have to interrupt your business. With a bit of help from a professional team like SERVPRO, you can readily overcome any difficulties since our crews are well trained to handle several tasks simultaneously.

Processes that facilitate cleaning

  • Removing standing water
  • Clearing water spots and stains
  • Cleaning any soiling from dissolved materials
  • Removing odors

Since water is the source of the problem, expeditiously dealing with it unlocks several other benefits. Unlike working on your own when you only have a couple of mops and buckets to scoop the water, a professional team has advanced equipment ranging from wet vacuums to powerful truck-mounted extractors. Our SERVPRO technicians also use handy accessories such as squeegee or carpet wands, depending on the surface type, to ease the extraction or prevent damage.

Soiling from water

Water triggers different types of soiling, whether from dissolved sediments or the deterioration of materials in your premises through rusting or running dyes. When people move around wet areas, they soil the surfaces significantly. Therefore, isolation is necessary to limit soiling. Our SERVPRO technicians erect barriers or place warning signs around wet areas to restrict movement. We also separate items that might stain. For example, removing furniture from carpeted areas helps prevent rust stains. When soiling is limited from spreading, cleaning is easier.

After dealing with the standing water and visible soiling, your property might still need work to restore preloss conditions. Eliminating any odors is one such task since moisture triggers odors or heightens the sensation, thus making any odors present more irritating.

Ways to manage odors

  • Drying wet materials
  • Wet fogging with deodorizers
  • Placing masking agents

SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County, Stony Point, can ensure water cleanup takes care of all the problems at your premises. You can reach us at (845) 400-4888.

Get Fast Water Damage Restoration for Your Pearl River Business

6/5/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded coffee shop with furniture floating around everywhere When the water damage emergency at your business location surprises you, call in the professionals. Team SERVPRO technicians have the equipment.

Call SERVPRO 24/7 for Commercial Water Damage Assistance in Pearl River

No business owner expects that flooding or ceiling leaks will be part of their workday. This is why you need to have the contact information of a trusted restoration team to handle the water removal services should an emergency arise. SERVPRO offers 24/7 availability and scalability to handle any commercial water restoration project, including everything from small offices to large-scale production facilities, storefronts, etc. We are your number one choice in Pearl River to get in and out fast to provide quality results – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Many factors set SERVPRO apart from other restoration teams when you require commercial water damage assistance in Pearl River, including:

  • 24/7 customer care for incoming calls
  • Rapid response times and situational awareness
  • Fully-stocked Green Fleet is ready to go, allowing us to mobilize and get to your business in as little as four hours or less
  • A trusted partner for burst pipes, storm flooding, hidden leak damage, and more
  • Strict adherence to all OSHA guidelines and standards
  • Commercial, industrial-grade equipment to handle moisture detection, water removal services, drying, etc.

Business owners in Pearl River and the surrounding areas can count on us

When it comes to water-related emergencies, failing to act could lead to hazards and the onset of secondary damage or mold growth. SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) know how to adapt and work fast to facilitate efforts such as:

  • Skilled water damage mitigation and complete restoration
  • Document recovery and restoration to address wet vital records
  • Emergency power, as needed
  • Refrigerant/desiccant drying and humidity control
  • Application of EPA-registered cleaning agents and antimicrobials

Rather than having your in-house maintenance team attempt water extraction and drying, SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified team can get the project handled in a fraction of the time. Whether you are experiencing the fallout from a sewage backup or a significant water spill, we will make your business “Like it never even happened.”

Call (845) 400-4888 to contact SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County, Stony Point. Our customer care team is ready to initiate your water damage restoration services.

When Pack-Out in Suffern is Necessary for Commercial Fire Restoration

6/5/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged office with soot covering the desks and computers and debris covering everything Dealing with fire damage at your commercial location can certainly stop work from getting done. Place a call to SERVPRO for effective remediation.

SERVPRO’s Suffern Team Offers Commercial Fire Restoration and Pack-Out Services

There is a lot on the mind of any business owner in the Suffern area. However, when your restaurant, retail space, or production facility has a fire, the weight on your shoulders becomes immense. You need to think about all the contents of your building, from the office equipment or machinery to furnishings, documentation, and more. Hiring skilled fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) ensures that all facets of your business get handled with care. At SERVPRO, we provide careful inventory and handling of all of your commercial space contents with our professional pack-out/move-out services.

Slight to substantial fire restoration work in Suffern commercial spaces involves not only the removal of charred debris but also the soot and smoke residue that settled on various surfaces. SERVPRO is also there to handle any standing water and moisture left behind by first responders using water or chemicals to extinguish the flames.

When is pack-out service necessary?

There are many instances where packing up belongings and moving them off-site or for storage is best, including:

  • Pack-out services allow items like documents, furniture, and equipment to get packed up and relocated to a secure destination for fire restoration.
  • Move-outs are suitable for opening up space that allows our technicians plenty of room to work on restoration.
  • SERVPRO follows detailed guidelines for tagging and logging all inventory to ensure everything is where it needs to be.
  • After restoration wraps up, all of your business contents get moved back into your commercial space.

Do you have concerns about filing your business fire insurance claim? We handle all of the paperwork and make sure everything gets filled out correctly to ensure your fire damage claim goes as smoothly as possible!

We are your top choice at SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County, Stony Point, when it comes to commercial fire restoration. Call us at (845) 400-4888 to have a team scheduled for dispatch. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO can Handle Any Size of Commercial Fire Damage in Suffern

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

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Suffern Businesses, Time and Money, Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage to your commercial property in Suffern can be financially devastating. The fire incident damages the property, and the smoke and soot that accompanies it can also have a lasting impact. 

Hiring a professional restoration service like SERVPRO after fire damage to your commercial property in Suffern can help you to save both time and money. Our IICRC-trained professionals have experience in handling all-size commercial fire disasters. We offer various restoration services, including-

  • Mitigation service
  • Structural cleaning service
  • Contents cleaning service
  • Specialty restoration service 
  • Reconstruction service

While the individual services involve different tasks, the goal is to help you restore your business as soon as possible so that you can start catering to your customers. 

How do SERVPRO techs use chemistry to clean smoke damage from your property? 

Smoke and soot particles can form bonds with surfaces on which they settle. It cannot be easy to dislodge these particles by merely scrubbing them. Hence, SERVPRO techs use agents that chemically modify these particles and loosen the bonds. 

The most commonly used chemical agents are bleaches. SERVPRO techs use two types of bleaching agents in fire-damaged Suffern properties-  

  • Oxidizing bleaches: These chemical agents add oxygen to the stains, altering their structure and breaking them down. Chlorine bleach is a good example of this type of agent. 
  • Reducing bleaches: Often called strippers, they take oxygen away from the stains causing a change in the chemical structure of smoke and soot particles. 

SERVPRO techs determine which type of bleaching agent to use depending on the type of the surface involved and the chemistry of the smoke particles. 

If you need any assistance with fire damage restoration of your commercial property, call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County, Stony Point, at (845) 400-4888. 

Managing Drying Sciences to Restore a Suffern Office Building

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

green fleet at high-rise parked The SERVPRO Green Fleet, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, arrives to mitigate commercial water damage in this Suffern high-rise building

Post-water damage cleanup and restoration for Suffern businesses rely on efficient drying tactics.

In any water restoration action our professionals take, we must determine the most efficient and effective use of our equipment and resources to dry and restore a home or business. This determination becomes even more critical to saving a customer time and money in larger commercial properties, especially high-rise buildings. When water leaks or pipes bursts occur, we are the team to call and help. 

Moisture Monitoring the Drying Zone

To accurately determine the necessary steps and actions of water restoration in Suffern office buildings, we must first thoroughly evaluate impacted materials. Several devices allow us to track the migration of moisture through sensitive building materials, including thermal imagery, hygrometers, and surface moisture meters. Each of these works independently to follow a type of moisture or water damage that might exist and should be addressed.

Using Equilibrium for Efficient Drying

One of the drying principles that can help restoration professionals is that wet areas seek equilibrium with nearby dry spaces. It is natural for conditions like wetness, temperature, and pressure to balance. Knowing how adverse conditions in an office building will behave helps place needed drying tools in ideal locations. During this attempt at balance, these principles will always be true:

  • Hot Goes to Cold
  • Wet Goes to Dry
  • High Pressure Goes to Low Pressure

Manipulating Temperature and Airflow

To further improve the efficiencies of drying and dehumidification, drying principles must be manipulated to shorten the time to achieve results. It is easy to change the temperature of an affected area with portable heaters, similar to increasing airflow with more air movers daisy-chained through a single portable power source.

Regardless of how water damage impacts your building, our SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County team is among the most experienced in drying and restoration. Call today at (845) 400-4888.

Water Restoration for Suffern Businesses When You Need It

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO at Blue Hill Commercial water damage restoration is a service for SERVPRO. Call now for the help your business needs.

Small Water Damage Incidents in Suffern Offices Can Often Wait For After-Hours Water Restoration. 

While nearly all water damage events should get addressed and restored by competent professionals like our SERVPRO team, some lack the urgency of mitigation that could shut down the business to begin restoration and recovery. By coordinating with property management, we can find the off hours for water cleanup. 

Containment Solutions to Prevent Cross-Contamination

One of the immediate steps necessary in water restoration for Suffern offices is to contain the damage as efficiently as possible. Physical barriers sectioning off the work area can reduce or fully eliminate foot traffic and the potential cross-contamination that comes with it. 

Water Removal and Cleanup

One of the advantages to the construction of most modern office buildings is the concrete subflooring and thin carpet layers. Without padding and plush carpeting, flooring in the office only has a thin layer of material to absorb standing water. The rest can get readily removed with extraction devices and pumps. This glue-down carpeting is also easier to replace and reinstall should the need arise. 

Can SERVPRO Complete Repairs? 

The need for repairs and reconstruction are not universal in office spaces after a water damage incident. With a general contractor license, we can quickly determine the necessary build-back after instances like ceiling leaks and complete them after hours to promote better production during normal operating times. We can complete: 

  • Plumbing replacement
  • Reinstall ceiling tile
  • Carpet installation

Our SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County team recognizes that not all water damage events that threaten your property are of the magnitude that requires a full stoppage of work. Containing the situation and cleaning up the damage after hours can often keep your business going in even a limited capacity. Give us a call anytime at (845) 400-4888. 

Does SERVPRO Provide Water Damage Restoration in Pearl River?

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

flood in office Water damage from a pipe burst in your office building is a job for SERVPRO. Our technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of water damage

Leaky Plumbing Causes Water Damage in Pearl River Commercial Restaurant.

Pipes burst in commercial businesses in Pearl River at the most inappropriate times, spewing hundreds of gallons of water. If you are running a restaurant, water may be in the restaurant's kitchen, storage areas, and guest seating areas. Your restaurant has to stay closed, employee's shifts are canceled, and damage to contents and flooring could impact your business for several days or weeks.

SERVPRO responds in less than four hours to water damage restoration emergencies in Pearl River. Our teams and equipment are ready to respond on a 24/7 basis, and we are focused on getting your commercial restaurant back in business as fast as possible. Once the water source has been shut off, we vacuum up all excess water using truck-mounted high capacity water pumps, weighted water extractors on floors, and high capacity air movers and dehumidifiers.

These moisture removal machines can run 24 hours a day until humidity levels are returned to normal. Fast action by SERVPRO can mitigate the overall damage and have your commercial business ready to reopen quickly.

Our services include:

  • Water clean up
  • Water damage remediation
  • Water damage repairs

Call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County for water damage restoration in Pearl River and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (845) 400-4888.

Customized Fire Damage Restoration for Suffern Commercial Customers from SERVPRO

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

fire damage phone and desk in office SERVPRO will work with your insurance company. Commercial damage restoration is a specialty of ours. Call now!

Smoke and Odor Control for Commercial Customers in Suffern – Call SERVPRO

Commercial buildings often have large rooms with high ceilings, so when a fire breaks out in Suffern business, the smoke and odor damage can spread throughout the building. Forced air heating and cooling systems, along with ceiling fans, do a great job of distributing the smoke to virtually every section.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration to commercial offices and warehouses in Suffern. Cleaning and deodorizing, water damage mitigation, and smoke damage restoration are among commercial business customers' services.

We respond to your commercial building in less than four hours from your initial call, assess the situation, and begin deploying equipment and human resources to help your business recover quickly from a devastating fire. We remove fire-damaged debris, structure, and contents. Anything that can be cleaned and deodorized is placed in a staging area until all fire damage repairs are completed.

Our team leader can provide all of the information needed to answer questions by building owners, building clients, employees, and insurance adjusters. Our services include:

  • Insurance paperwork associated with fire damage and cleanup
  • Storing contents and equipment in staging areas
  • Fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup

Call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County for fire damage restoration in Suffern and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (845) 400-4888.

Does SERVPRO Provide Emergency Commercial Flood Damage Response in Suffern?

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

flood in office reception Flood water damage restoration for your commercial building is a job for SERVPRO. We are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Flood Damage to Suffern Commercial Structures – Call SERVPRO

Floodwaters can damage structures as well as the contents in Suffern commercial buildings. The currents can be very strong, breaking down walls and carrying the contents out to the street. At the very least, everything is coated with mud and dirt, often mixed with various chemicals, biohazards, viruses, and bacteria picked up along the way.

SERVPRO has a great deal of experience managing flood damage situations in Suffern for commercial businesses. Regardless of the magnitude of the flood damage, our teams can be on-site in less than four hours to begin cleanup. We make sure the structure is safe to enter and begin removing water and debris. We clean and dry your contents before moving them to a storage area.

Our team leader works closely with your insurance adjuster to provide a clear plan regarding flood damage mitigation and restoration. We remove damaged drywall, flooring materials, and structural materials. We focus on decontamination and cleaning of the structure, drying, and repairs to return your business to normal operations as soon as possible.

Our services include:

  • Emergency services flood damage cleanup
  • Biohazard removal and cleanup
  • Flood damage restoration

Call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County for flood damage restoration in Suffern and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (845) 400-4888.

Is Deodorization Part of Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services in Suffern Properties?

7/17/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Eliminates All Traces of Fire Damage in Suffern Commercial Properties

Fire damage in commercial Suffern properties has several challenges during the cleanup. Not only do charred debris and ruined items need to get removed, but also the lingering fire odors. 

Commercial fire restoration in Suffern properties handled by SERVPRO is a detailed process that includes removing all traces of the fire, including smoke damage cleanup and odor control applications. 

Removal of charred building materials and objects can lessen odors in the structure significantly. It is common for SERVPRO techs to establish cleaning stations outside the work area to handle items that have no evidence of heat damage but may be covered in soot. Non Porous items can get cleaned through different methods such as:

  • Agitation 
  • Immersion
  • Removal using manual tools and detailed hand cleaning
  • Use of proprietary solvent-based liquid agents

When SERVPRO techs perform fire restoration services, it is a detailed process that ensures cross-contamination to other areas of the building does not occur through containment or the setup of negative air venting. The final phase of all fire cleanup jobs for both residential and commercial properties is the deodorization to ensure no residual fire odors remain.

SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County is available 24/7 for commercial fire damage restoration services in Suffern by calling (845) 400-4888.

Time is a Precious Commodity: SERVPRO Is Faster To Any Size Disaster

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

When you need your water, fire or mold disaster cleaned up right and done fast, call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County for all your commercial cleaning and restoration needs. Because, when you experience a fire, water or mold damage disaster in your business facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right. Ensuring your Rockland County business can get back into operation as quickly as possible.

Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price. SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County is committed to providing our customers with the very best service to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs. 

Our SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County Service Technicians can provide:

  • Over 25 years of experience as a leading fire, water and mold cleanup and restoration provider.
  • 24/7 on call emergency service for faster response to your damage disaster. A fast response time helps to ensure the damage is contained and repair costs are lower. 
  • Large loss capabilities- no fire or water damage is too big. We have commercial grade equipment ready to handle any size disaster. 

Quality cleaning and fast response is the SERVPRO of Southern Rockland way!

Is Your Rockland County Business Prepared If Disaster Strikes?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

How quickly your Rockland County company can get back to business after a fire, flood, or storm often depends on the emergency planning done today. The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency.

While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies. Review the following questions to learn if your company is prepared.   

Be Informed: Do you know what types of emergencies might affect your company?

Develop a Business Continuity Plan: Do you know which staff, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep operating? Are you ready for utility disruptions? Do you have a plan if your building is not accessible? What will you do if your suppliers are impacted? 

Prepare Your Emergency Plan: Do you have an plans  for evacuation and shelter? Do you have plans for communications with employees before and during? Do you have copies of buildings and site maps with utilities and emergency routes marked? Are any employees trained for medical emergencies?

Practice the Emergency Plan: If you have a plan, have your practiced it recently? How often do you review the plan? Do you have to coordinate the plan with other businesses?

Review Insurance coverage: Have you review your insurance coverage recently to see if you're covered in a disaster?

Secure Your Facility and Equipment: Have you conducted a room to room survey to determine what can be strapped down and secured?

Improve Cyber security: Do you regularly install patches to your software? Have you installed a firewall on your computer? Do you update your antivirus software?

Promote Family and Individual Preparedness: Do you encourage employees to have a personal emergency supply kit and a family communication plan? 

If you answered "NO" to any of these questions, visit https://www.ready.gov/ and learn how to better prepare your business, employees, and family.

Also, call Art at SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County to complete an Emergency Ready Profile for your business. This is a great first step to better prepare your business for any type of disaster. 

Does Your Rockland County Business have an Escape Plan?

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

An emergency escape plan is not required for all businesses, however, OSHA recommends building an emergency action plan to protect yourself, your employees, and your business during an emergency. OSHA suggests the following steps when developing a plan.

Organize an Emergency Preparedness Procedures review with employees to review your emergency plans. You may wish to select an individual or team of individuals to lead and coordinate your emergency plan.

Once a plan is developed, post evacuation procedures, including routes and exits, where they are easily accessible to all employees. Ensure all exits and routes are clearly marked and will lit, wide enough to accommodate the number of evacuating personnel, and unobstructed and clear of debris at all times.

Conduct office evacuation exercises and drills. Designate a safe spot outside of the facility where employees can regroup, recover and conduct a head count. Once completed, evaluate how well the plan worked and if additional training or exercises are needed. 

SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County can help you and your business with the cleanup after any water, sewage or fire disaster. But first make sure your employees, and customers are safe by planning ahead and having a plan. 

Read our about our Fire Damage Cleanup Services.

*Tips provided by the National Fire Protection Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

September is National Preparedness Month: Preparing Your Business Property Makes Sense

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

September is National Preparedness Month, and it is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, employees and family. 

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens." In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile:

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility. 
  • ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations, and priority locations.
  • The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download the SERVPRO free Ready Plan APP  to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet. 
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. Knowing who to call in advance is key to a quick response and timely mitigation, helping to minimize the amount of time your business is inactive. 

Preparation is the key to making it through any disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. No one plans on a disaster, but now you can have a plan in place when it happens.

To learn more about National Preparedness Month visit: https://www.ready.gov/september 

Ready to start your ERP? Call our office at (845) 400-4888 or contact us via Email.

Water Damage in a Commercial Space is always treated with a Quick Response

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. 

At SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County we are experienced at dealing with any size disaster scenario, a large scale event that effects many floors, offices or warehouse space, and even a small office with a limited water damage disaster. 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 professional Service Technicians are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area of your business. 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 Southern Rockland County

SERVPRO of Southern Rockland Rockland County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial properties after a water damage event.  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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Plan Ahead: Make sure your Business is Ready for Potential Disasters

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile and Ready App

In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help 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 contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. The ERP also establishes SERVPRO Southern Rockland County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to 25 years of experience in water, sewage, mold and fire cleanup.

The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future. By downloading the FREE SERVPRO READY App, this information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device putting help at your fingertips. 

Preparation is key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building quickly following a disaster. Don't wait until disaster strikes--resolve to Be READY.

Call SERVPRO to establish your Emergency READY Profile, and be "Ready for whatever happens" in 2020 and 2021. 

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County is #heretohelp

Does Your Business Have a Fire Emergency Plan?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

An emergency escape plan is not required for all businesses; however the Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA) recommends building an emergency action plan to protect yourself, your employees, and your business. OSHA suggests the following when creating your plan: 

  • Organize a Preparedness Procedure review with employees to review your company's emergency plan. You may want to select an individual or team to lead and coordinate your emergency plan. 
  • Once a plan is developed, post evacuation procedures, including routes and exits, where they are easily accessible to all employees. At all times ensure all routes are clearly marked, well lit, unobstructed, and wide enough to accommodate the number of evacuating personnel.
  • Conduct office evacuation exercises and drills. Designate a safe spot outside the facility where employees can regroup, recover and conduct a head count. Once conducted, evaluate how well the plan worked and if additional training is needed. 

Every second counts during a fire, help your employees and business by being prepared by having a plan in place. 

Call SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County to help with restoring your business after a fire damage event. Our company is a local to the Rockland County, New York area.

Our Service Technicians are professionally trained in fire and water damage restoration techniques, and use industry standards protocols for proper cleanup and restoration. Don't trust your business to just anyone TRUST the professionals at SERVPRO.

May is Building Safety Month

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Building Safety Month is an initiative of the International Code Council. Building Safety Month-is an opportunity to educate insurance and commercial property professionals as well as the general public, on "what it takes to create safe, resilient, affordable, and energy efficient homes and buildings," according the ICC website. 

The theme for 2020 is Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World. Which highlights managing the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

They state:

"All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe."

Important Tips From The ICC

Disaster Safety & Mitigation

  •  If you live in a high wind or hurricane prone area and do not have tested and code-approved shutters for protection from windborne debris, consider temporarily protecting your doors and windows by mounting exterior grade plywood. Visit www.flash.org for more info.
  •  Flooded roads could have a significant damage hidden by floodwaters. Never drive through floodwaters or on flooded roads. Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream. It only take 6 inches of fast flowing water to sweep you off your feet and two feet of moving water to move an SUV-sized vehicle. Want more info visit www.iccsafe.org

Here are a few tips to follow from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes – (FLASH®) when preparing your family for any emergency.

  • Develop a family disaster plan that includes a list of food and water supplies needed for each member of your family and supplies for your pets. Make copies of important documents like insurance policies, the deed to your home, and other personal papers, important phone numbers and a home inventory. Create a checklist of important things to do before, during and after a disaster.
  • Review your evacuation route and emergency shelter locations with your family. Options for evacuation would include staying with friends and relatives, seeking commercial lodging, or staying in a mass care facility operated by disaster relief groups in conjunction with local authorities.
  • Taking shelter is critical in times of disaster. Sheltering in place is appropriate when conditions require that you seek protection in your home, place of employment, or other location where you are when disaster strikes.

The general public may not be aware how codes and code officials improve and protect the places where we live, learn, work, worship and play, so this type of "monthly" awareness is important. 

Disasters Happen: Plan Ahead

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

As a business owner you are a leader in your community, and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers, and community to follow.

This year For National Preparedness Month (September), join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. "Disasters Happen" and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.

As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan can help protect your employees, company and its infrastructure. This will maximize your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster. You can do this by taking three simple steps:

  1. Plan to stay in business-develop a Emergency READY Profile with SERVPRO 
  2. Encourage your employees to become ready-Download the READY Plan APP
  3. Protect your investment-Plan Ahead

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

  • No Cost Assessment of your facility
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes us as your local SERVPRO restoration provider
  • Identification of the line of command for authoring work to begin
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and critical contact information

We must all work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, and neighborhoods are ready when disaster strikes. At ready.gov/business companies can find vital information on how to begin preparing and addressing their unique needs during an emergency. Contact SERVPRO to find out more o how to be ready when disaster strikes wit the Emergency READY Profile program and APP.

Is Your Business READY? Commercial Disaster Prepardeness

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

September is National Preparedness Month, and it is the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of having a readiness plan in place with your customers, employees and family. 

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens." In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility.

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile:

  • The no-cost assessment ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations, and priority locations.
  • The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download the SERVPRO free Ready Plan APP  to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet. 
  • Establishes SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. Knowing who to call in advance is key to a quick response and timely mitigation, helping to minimize the amount of time your business is inactive. 

Preparation is the key to making it through any disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. No one plans on a disaster, but now you can have a plan in place when it happens.