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Emergency READY Profile: When "What If" Becomes "What Now"

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Being a property manager or landlord isn't always an 8 to 5 job. Mishaps and problems don't care if you are on vacation or out of the office; they can arise 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Stay prepared before disaster strikes. Dealing with these unforeseen circumstances, implement our Emergency READY Profile (ERP), as many 50% of businesses have to shut down following a disaster.

Businesses that survive a disaster had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. ERP helps your business have a plan in place and helps keep you and your staff members informed on handling fire and water damage.

For additional information regarding SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile (ERP), visit http://ready.SERVPRO.com or call SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene at (813) 694-9082.

Common Water Issues for Businesses

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Tampa office that has standing water Water damage can happen to your business. Be prepared.

For a commercial property owner in Tampa, Florida, unexpected water problems can be a big issue. Fortunately, water damage professionals can help you assess, clean, and repair damages from any flooding or leaks you may have. Here are a few of the most common water problems a business may face, from leaking pipes to foundation cracks.

1. Pipe Breaks 

A pipe break can occur in several ways. Over time, the pipe can age and loosen in its fittings, or extensive use can lead to pinhole leaks. Extreme heat or cold can affect a pipe’s integrity. A blocked pipe can lead to pressure buildup and burst.

2. Plumbing Backup 

Blocked plumbing can lead to a toilet backup or sink overflow. Water in blocked pipes can take the shortest path regardless of its intended flow path. Blockages occur, including the buildup of water minerals over time inside a pipe or someone pouring a solidifying material, such as plaster or grease, down a drain.

3. Weather 

Extreme weather conditions can lead to leaking pipes. Cold temperatures can cause the water in pipes to freeze and expand. The expansion puts pressure on the pipe and can create a crack or cause it to burst. If you know cold weather is coming, you can check with a local professional what preventive measures to take.

4. Foundation Cracks 

Foundation cracks can become a problem leading to water damage. Water can seep through any cracks and pool, leading to issues such as mold. Assess any cracks quickly to determine the best course of action.

Water damage can happen to a commercial property. Fortunately, SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene can fix the damage caused by leaking pipes, foundation cracks, backed up toilet, or weather, and help you repair your property.

Sprinkler Water Damage

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

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A fire in a commercial business or a property managed real estate complex can be devastating. Still, when you add in the additional damages from the sprinkler systems kicking on, the commercial damages are enormous. Businesses and apartment complexes cannot afford to close for a day; it affects many different individuals' lives. SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene offers 24/7 commercial damage services to get commercial businesses back on their feet in as little time as possible.

Using SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene commercial services is like a one-stop-shop. Our commercial services are an umbrella term that extends our normal services into a commercial setting. SERVPRO simultaneously treats fire and water damages. Our commercial services reduce the cost that businesses pay because they don't need to look for multiple companies. The other additional benefit to SERVPRO is we are a liaison insurance companies and clients.

Unfortunately, disasters are not preventable, but companies like SERVPRO are there to make it "Like it never even happened," with our residential and commercial services. For questions regarding SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene commercial services, call us at (813 694-9082 or message on Facebook!

The Importance of Timely Water Mitigation

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage in Tampa, Florida Burst pipes need immediate attention. Don't wait to call!

You depend on your business to keep money flowing in, and you rely on the building where location keeps business going. However, when a pipe or supply line springs a leak, it can throw a kink into your week. The time it takes for you to arrange pipe burst cleanup can make the difference between a simple cleanup or extensive water damage.

The First Few Minutes

Water damage begins with a variety of events:

• Pipes breaking

• Supply line leaking

• Toilet overflowing

• Adverse weather flooding

• Foundation cracking

If all you need is pipe burst cleanup or supply line repair, the first few minutes of water cleanup are crucial. Turning off the source stops water from making the problem worse.

The First Few Hours

The longer water sits, the potential havoc it wreaks. Once exposed to humidity, walls can start to disintegrate, and items made of pressed wood can begin to swell and warp. Water from burst pipes and supply lines can still damage the furniture, floors, and supplies in your workplace. Call SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene at (813) 694-9082.

The First Few Days

Water damage that persists can interrupt your business, harming your property bottom line. It can become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria growth.

To limit the extent of water damage to your business, SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene needs to begin pipe burst cleanup as soon as possible. By acting quickly, you may be able to turn a potentially massive setback into an easy fix. For additional information regarding commercial restoration, call (813)694-9082.

Commercial HVAC Tips

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

HVAC system in commercial property in Tampa These HVAC tips will help maintain your system.

It's a good idea to hire a professional to come to inspect your HVAC system. If any maintenance is needed, that same company can take care of it immediately. You'll want to have an inspection done every fall and again in spring, after the heavier use months during winter and summer. A professional will inspect and clean your unit's wiring and mechanisms, which would be a bit challenging for anyone without the training or expertise. Using a professional ensures that the future of your business' HVAC is bright!

As a business owner, there're several simple maintenance chores that you can do to prolong your system's life and increase its efficiency between professional inspections and maintenance. Such as:

Regularly:

  1. Get a high-efficiency, pleated air filter for your system.
  2. Keep your heating units and AC free of pollen, leaves, and grass.
  3. Keep two feet of space clear your outdoor AC and heating units.
  4. Inspect refrigerant lines every month.
  5. Replace air filters at least every 90 days.
  6. In the summer, turn off the water running to the furnace humidifier.
  7. In the fall, replace the humidifier filter and turn the water back on.

Annually:

Replace the carbon monoxide detector battery. Make sure your outdoor AC unit is on a firm and level ground. Clean AC condensation with a bleach and water mixture. Caring for your HVAC throughout the year will keep your work environment air quality and atmosphere pleasant, which keeps your staff happy and content. It will save you money by improving and maintaining your energy efficiency throughout your building.

SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene is always ready to inspect and maintain your HVAC system. We're here to answer any questions you might have. Call us today at (813) 694-9082.

Commercial Fire Damage

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial fire damage in North Tampa, Florida - Image of green icon If your property experiences fire damage, contact SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene.

Commercial fire damage repair is something you never think you'll need for your business, but the unfortunate reality is some companies will experience fire damage. Fires can occur by an electrical shortage from overloading an extension cord to a lightning strike. As the flames extinguish, you may begin to worry about what steps to take to resume business. The best advice is to have a plan.

The Damage Caused by a Fire

When you experience commercial fire damage, you may reflect on the mess left in the charred ruins of the property. However, the damage you need to contend with will go beyond the ashes. To repair the property, seek the help of a professional team like SERVPRO. Water extraction will occur after the firefighters' efforts. The smoke damage may cause a problem that the burnt materials from the fire. While a fire may be contained in one area of the building, smoke can fill most of the areas, and it can cause significant damage and odors. Our trained Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can resolve these issues. When smoke and water damage are dealt with appropriately, the structure will not show any aftereffects. "Like it never even happened."

A fire loss within your enterprise, whether a retail store, rental apartment building, professional office, or a warehouse, can cost you customer goodwill and loss of profitability. We can generate a corporate program called the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). This report will categorize all affected materials, furniture and equipment, stock, electronics, and documents. SERVPRO will suggest what's salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. The final decision rests with you and your insurance company as to how we proceed. SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene is a preferred commercial fire damage restoration company to more than 300 insurance companies, federal and municipal entities, and property management companies. We willingly coordinate efforts with your insurance adjuster to efficiently and economically restore your business in the best manner possible.

When to Make the Call


After dealing with commercial fire damage, you may ask yourself when you need to make the call to a professional for assistance. The time to contact SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene as soon as the fire is out. Our business is to get you back in business! Rely on us 24/7 for an immediate response.