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American Red Cross Ready Rating Program

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Teaming Up to Help You Be Ready

SERVPRO is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help business and homeowners across the nation get READY for any disaster.

The American Red Cross Ready Rating program is a free web-based program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies. Through the Ready Rating program website, readyrating.org, property owners complete a 123-point self-assessment of their level of preparedness for weather-related or other emergencies. The Ready Rating assessment also offers tips and best practices to help improve their level of preparedness.

“Through the generosity of SERVPRO, the Red Cross will help empower workplaces to re-open more quickly after natural or man-made disasters such as water main breaks, medical emergencies, power outages, tornadoes, floods and hurricanes through the Ready Rating Program,” said Tom Heneghan, manager of Business Continuity Programs for Red Cross.

“Up to 40% of businesses never re-open their doors after such disasters; SERVPRO’s partnership will enable more businesses, schools and organizations to become better prepared.  We are excited to have SERVPRO join us in community outreach efforts to educate and highlight the importance of community preparedness in neighborhoods across the country.”

“This partnership just makes perfect sense,” said Rick Isaacson, Executive Vice President of SERVPRO Industries, Inc., “and truly completes the readiness equation for businesses and other property owners. The Red Cross Ready Rating Program allows individuals to assess their readiness for a disaster, so they can take all the necessary steps before disaster strikes to protect their property from damage and loss.  But, when disaster does strike, knowing what to do and who to call saves time-and fast response is key to minimizing damage and downtime.  That’s where SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Program can help. Together, these two programs offer maximum peace of mind to businesses and other organization.”

Wood Fire Risks In Commercial Kitchens

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Wood Fire Risks In Commercial Kitchens SERVPRO fire damage restoration technicians assess your restaurant's situation after the oven fire.

Commercial Kitchen Wood Fire Risks


Nothing tastes as great as a pizza or entree cooked in a wood burning oven. Crisp crusts and juicy, bronzed meats and veggies are delicious, but if the oven and its chimney or venting system malfunctions the search for tasty food leads to a restaurant disaster. Fire damage traceable to a wood burning oven is a job for the experts at SERVPRO.

Your chef's evening offerings went up in flames, causing fire damage to your Mooresville restaurant. Today's commercial kitchens experiment with the new taste sensations created by solid fuel, such as hardwoods, charcoal, and specialty woods and chips like mesquite, hickory, and fruit woods. The flavors come with a risk in the depths of the wood fired oven. These often rustic, frequently brick and mortar cooking appliances are hard to clean and maintain. Restaurants commonly make a choice to let the fire smolder at the end of the night, citing the difficulty of extinguishing the fire and a preference to keep the interior warm so that the temperature needed for roasting meats and cooking pizzas occurs quickly during the next shift.

Creosote builds up if the oven and chimney remain uncleaned. This coating ignites and sends heat and smoke billowing throughout your restaurant kitchen. Once this occurs the food inside is torched, and the entire facility, including dining areas, need evacuation. You risk business closure for quite some time if the fire damage remains unrestored. The soot and smoke the fire created need extensive cleaning, tasks SERVPRO technicians provide along with deodorization services.

SERVPRO fire damage restoration technicians assess your restaurant's situation after the oven fire, working with specialized contractors to repair the venting system and oven itself. They also use dry or wet cleaning techniques to remove greasy grime from surfaces. Walls and ceilings, other cooking equipment, tables, chairs, tableware and other contents are all part of the overall cleaning plan. Because the characteristics of the soiling make it hard to remove through normal cleaning techniques using the skills of our team makes business sense to get your eatery up and running again.


 


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Count on the expertise of SERVPRO of Iredell County to assist you when your restaurant suffers from a wood-fired oven disaster. A call to (704) 872-7466 gets skilled staff at your site within hours to restore the damage.

Understanding Fire Damage Levels in Statesville

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Understanding Fire Damage Levels in Statesville Don't let a fire in your busy kitchen close your restaurant for long. Call SERVPRO for quick service.

SERVPRO Technicians are Extensively Trained in Restoring Your Business Property

A fire in your diner can be devastating. Not only will it do damage to equipment, supplies, and the building itself, but the repairs cause you to have to shut your doors for a time as well. Therefore, you want an experienced and professional company such as SERVPRO who has the knowledge and equipment to take care of your fire damage repair in a timely fashion.
 
Various Kinds of Fire Damage
 
Different types of commercial fire damage happen when your Statesville business suffers from a fire. Many materials are of course destroyed in the fire, being partially or wholly consumed in the process of combustion. Besides this, more damage occurs from the heat, and smoke residues which impact materials. Even more damage happens during the attempt of the firefighters to extinguish the fire. Water plus other extinguishing agents used to put the fire out can cause more damage to the building than even the fire did. Fire damage, in reality, consists of many kinds of damage. Materials suffer from burning, heat damage, charring, smoke damage, and water damage.
 
Fire Damage Levels
 
Not every fire has the same damage levels, nor do they require the same kind of restoration procedures. Any loss can involve a range of damage from small to major.
 
Minor Fire Damage
 
Smoke residue affects certain rooms or areas. Smoke residue levels are light to moderate. Restoration could involve dry and/or wet cleaning of walls, ceilings, contents, and floors. A few areas may need repainting, and only minor items need replacement.
 
Medium Fire Damage
 
The smoke residue levels are moderate, and more materials need wet cleaning to get rid of the residues. Some areas needed repainting and items needing replacement go up. Floors could need refinishing. Heat damage to cabinets, drywall, and contents need more materials to be replaced. SERVPRO technicians may be able to take contents and clean them on the job site. Smoke odors are present, possibly needed additional deodorization procedures once cleaned.
 
Major Fire Damage
 
Fire and heat damage is severely close to the fire source. Finishes and structural framing can be charred, which requires structural repairs. Smoke residues are spread throughout a significant portion of your building, and smoke odors are strong and even pungent. Emergency services, such as boarding up your structure, getting an electricity source, and getting rid of charred and smoke-filled debris could be needed. The restoration efforts from our staff involve extensive cleaning of your building and even could require restorers to pack and move out any salvageable contents for cleaning off-site. Various methods of deodorization are needed to get rid of smoke odors.
 
Since fire damage loss presents restoration challenges that differ from normal clean and repair efforts, you want to contact SERVPRO of Iredell County as soon as you can after your business suffers fire damage. We use all kinds of services and work together with licensed contractors and subcontractors to get you the repair and restoration you need when you call us at (704) 872-7466.

SERVPRO Professionals Provide Your Motel in Eagle Mill With A Solution To Flood Damage!

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Professionals Provide Your Motel in Eagle Mill With A Solution To Flood Damage! Call SERVPRO When Your Board Room is Flooded in Eagle Mills

Rely on the Professionals from SERVPRO to Keep Your Business Open

A flooding event is a disturbing one that frequently affects small businesses. Motel owners often have incidents surrounding broken pipes and storm damages that give water access to unprotected areas of the buildings they use to make a living and need someone they can count on to perform repairs.

If your earning potential becomes hindered by flood damage in Eagle Mills, give us a call. We can offer you any amount of personnel, and equipment necessary to perform quality expert repairs to your building and help you protect your inventory. Our staff resides right here; as a locally owned and operated business, we have years of experience dealing with flood damage situations just like yours.
 
Throughout our entire restoration process, SERVPRO Professionals implement a restore versus replacement mentality. We focus restoration efforts on areas you find especially meaningful and appropriately addresses any concerns you have along the way. We value your input and pay close attention to details outlined in our training. Often saving many items from being counted in the loss column during a flood.
 
SERVPRO's expertly trained technicians provide you with access to professional water extraction equipment, which helps remove both standing water and hidden moisture found throughout the structure of your building. Whether the incident you face involves a single room or encompasses the entire building, we have the necessary equipment to perform quick, efficient repairs. We strive to keep your rental income flowing. Deploying anywhere from handheld wet-dry vacuums to portable and truck mounted water extraction equipment depending on the situation.
 
SERVPRO has technicians specifically trained in utilizing specialized drying techniques. Through the deployment of air movers, dehumidifiers, and humidity detection devices, we thoroughly dry the affected areas before moving into our cleaning phase that uses the correct cleaning, sanitization and deodorization techniques where appropriate to eliminate health hazards and remove foul odors that are brought on by various substances found in flood waters. We work rapidly to keep your lobby and breakfast area open to your guests while being unobtrusive as possible.
 
We finalize each restoration job by replacing damaged materials and putting finishing touches on repairs; returning your motel to a quality pre-flood damage condition that your customers will enjoy. You will be happy that you decided to put your buildings fate in our hands. We have a fantastic, professional staff that works hard to provide you with a solution to your unique situation.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Iredell County today, (704) 872-7466

Emergency Ready Profile

11/21/2016 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

 

By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

 

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when

the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

 

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.  SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.