Recent Commercial Posts

We Help with Large and Small Jobs

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Disasters are unpredictable and can bring in huge losses. However, here at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park, no job is too big for us to handle. Recently, we experienced the devastation of heavy rain storms in our area.  SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park helped our community during this time of need.  We took care of large commercial losses as well as residential water losses.  No job is too big or too small for us.  SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park professionals  are, Here to Help®.

Please be safe and if you need any water mitigation or fire damage restoration. Call us at (707) 588-8266. Thank you

4 Water Damage Restoration Tips for Your Business

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial property owners may be confronted with water damage at any time. Business owners who understands how to deal with the aftermath of water damage, on the other hand, can cut losses, reduce stress, and minimize financial outlays. To make a future water damage occurrence less devastating, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa recommends taking the following key steps to minimize commercial water damage.

Contact Your Insurance Provider

After a water incident, it is critical to contact your insurance provider to locate a local water damage restoration company and get them on the scene as soon as possible. Whatever restoration company your claims adjuster suggests for restoring and renovating your business, remember that the restoration company works for you, not your insurance company. If you do not feel at ease with the company, get someone else to work for you.

Prepare By Documenting and Planning

  • Take photographs. Do not hold your breath for the adjuster to arrive. Take pictures of the damage so that you do not have to see it for the first time when you meet with the adjuster and the water restoration company for a walk-through. You will have more confidence and be better prepared to identify and fix important areas of water damage.
  • Systems involving electricity. Before entering your home, make sure all electrical and gas utilities are turned off.

Determine the Type of Water Damage That Has Occurred

Three categories of water determine the intensity of the water damage. The type of water can be influenced not only by the water source but also by how long it has been stagnant and what materials are present in your business (such as wood, carpet, laminate, and tile). The sooner water is discovered and dealt with; the less harm will be done. 

  • Clean Water Damage: The first type of water damage that might affect your home or business is clean water. It is clean or uncontaminated water from a piece of defective equipment or a damaged water line, as the name implies. Clean water damage, on the other hand, can swiftly deteriorate into more serious harm if not addressed quickly.
  • Gray Water Damage: Water from a source that may include contaminants, such as a toilet without excrement, snow, rainfall, or even a dishwasher, falls into this second category of water damage. Mitigation of water damage demands immediate action and restoration.
  • Black Water Damage: This third type of water damage is the most severe and can do the greatest damage to your property. Water from overflowing rivers, sewage, and groundwater are all examples. This may include pathogens that transport viruses, bacteria, and parasites, and it should be cleansed by a professional, certified water mitigation company. When black water strikes, keep in mind that some aspects of your property may be irreparably damaged.

Work With a Water Damage Restoration Company

Assess the damage with the help of a water damage restoration company. Water damage restoration experts will arrive swiftly to perform the best cleaning and sanitation measures possible, including emergency water extraction to prevent further damage. To remove the water, professionals employ dehumidifiers, extractors, air movers, and driers. They will figure out what kind of water damage there is, how extensive it is, what repairs are required, and how much it will cost to restore the property.

Water damage can directly impact your business and cause a lot of stress in your life. Following these guidelines can assist you in obtaining quick and safe solutions to your water damage situation, allowing you to return to normalcy as soon as possible. 

For any water damage cleaning services, ranging from burst pipes to leaking roofs, contact SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa now. To prevent further damage, SERVPRO offers emergency water damage restoration services. 

Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Prepare an Emergency Readiness Plan for Your Cotati Business

A disaster can strike at anytime, anywhere; it waits for no one. That is why it is essential to have a plan for emergencies to protect your business.  A disaster can be a devastating experience, so businesses should evaluate their plans and implement strategies to protect their commercial property, employees, and customers when a disaster strikes down the line.

How does disaster affect your business?

Following a disaster, as many as 50% of businesses close, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that can survive a disaster event, a vast majority had a preparedness plan ready. Pre-planning can not only provide peace of mind but also serve as a form of an insurance policy. Knowing that you are “Ready for whatever happens” speaks volumes by instilling trust with your employees and clients. When a disaster strikes, it does not necessarily mean your business has to be affected.  

What is involved in an Emergency Readiness Plan?

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate action plan. 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 home or business.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Advantage

Our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a start-up approach that provides critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.

This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.

It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

  • A guide to help gets you back into your building following a disaster.

This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate action plan.

  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

This saves time, so we can begin mitigating the damage that can save you time and money.

  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Having an easily accessible guide that effectively lays out solutions in the event of a disaster is essential to keeping your business afloat. If the unthinkable occurs, you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa is very experienced in disaster recovery and remediation. If you want to be properly prepared for an unexpected disaster, contact SERVPRO to learn more. We are faster to any disaster and can help you recover and get you back to business as usual! Call Us 24/7 at (707) 588-8226

Why Commercial Cleaning is Important for Your Santa Rosa Business

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning is Essential to Your Business

Consider this: How many hours a week do you and your employees spend at work? At least 40 hours, maybe more, therefore your office is essentially your second home. You would not want to be surrounded by filth in your home, so you should not have to live in it at your place of work. Commercial cleaning provides a wide range of benefits that will help you, your office, and your employees. 

Maintaining professional commercial cleaning from an expert like SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa is essential. Listed below are a few benefits of prioritizing workplace cleanliness:

A Positive, Professional Appearance

If your business is in disarray, it leads to assumptions that it is unprofessional. Water-stained walls, dirty carpets, unkempt furniture and machinery, and dusty light fixtures can turn away potential customers and clients because of the idea that you are not a professional business. By simply scheduling commercial cleaning regularly, it can help address this issue before it even starts.

Improve Employee Productivity

The bottom line is that a clean workplace is a more productive workplace. A clean office environment can encourage your employees to be more productive and perform their duties to the best of their ability. Providing a clean workplace through advanced cleaning services can push employees to take pride in what they do.

Reduce Amount of Sick Days

Having a hygienic and germ-free workplace environment serves to reduce the number of illnesses spread around the office. As a byproduct, your employees will have fewer days off sick. A reduced number of sick days means your employees can focus on their daily tasks, bringing more revenue into your business.

Higher Quality Clean

When looking for a professional commercial cleaning service, determine the extent of the services provided. Not all commercial cleaning services are equal in terms of the level of service they perform. SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa carry out a deep cleaning to your commercial property for improved maintenance, cleaner air, and a spotless appearance. SERVPRO Professionals offer a broad scope of cleaning services, including:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Document Restoration
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa can help with all your commercial cleaning needs. When there is no time to worry about the everyday wear and tear that gradually tarnishes your office, we will make it "Like it never even happened." When grime, odor, and moisture issues go far beyond a standard janitorial service, call in SERVPRO. Ranging from removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to ensure your commercial property is the highest standard of clean.

Call Us Today - (707) 588-8226

4 Commercial Mold Prevention Tips

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Remove the associated risks of mold by following these four tips for prevention within your commercial property: 

1. Keep an eye out: Mold can be difficult to spot and is present almost everywhere, including indoors and outdoors. It is crucial to create a routine inspection plan, explicitly searching for mold signs. Mold spores thrive on moisture, and initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

2. Decrease moisture: Your commercial buildings' geographic location can spread mold spores. This factor depends on the humidity, and higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Therefore, it is essential to keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. Since damp air spawns mold growth, dehumidifiers are a great option to reduce mold risk.

3. Take the initiative: If you suspect mold, turn off the HVAC systems and fans in your commercial property. Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your building through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems. 

4. Bring in an expert: To effectively prevent mold from growing, it requires a mold remediation specialist, such as SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa. We can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. 

If You See Signs Of Mold, Call Us Today - (707) 588-8226

Water Damage Service for Commercial Buildings

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies of every scale from small to large. Flooding and water damage are very intrusive and do not provide prior warnings. Water can quickly spread to every surface and become absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. If water damage is not addressed rapidly and correctly, it can not only threaten your health and safety but also cause severe damage to your commercial property structure. The longer you delay the process, only serves to worsen the issue as mold growth after water damage can occur in your commercial property. 

We are here to help as we work efficiently and quickly to start the water extraction process urgently. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals. 

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 - (707) 588-8226

Fire Cleanup to a Commercial Building

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a commercial building is a devastating experience.  After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts.  Therefore immediate action is crucial to minimize business interruption, reduce lost revenue and productivity.

But trying to clean up the aftermath may be the last thing you feel like doing on your own.  When fire, smoke and soot damage are left behind, it can create an unpleasant and permanent problems if not properly addressed.  Especially considering that smoke and soot from even a small fire can permanently damage contents throughout the building and may cause odors that resurface for years. 

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park understands how disruptive fires can be for business owners, their tenants and even their customers.  So before you risk doing more damage to your most valuable business assets by attempting to clean it up yourself, you should consider hiring an experienced fire damage like SERVPRO.  Our technicians have the training, tools, equipment and experience to handle any fire damage incident to a commercial building.  They can respond immediately to begin the work to restore your business back and running. 

We are available 24 hours a day and are always Here to Help! Have Questions? Call Us Today – (707) 588-8226

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Mother Nature can strike at anytime and at any place.  When a severe storm blows through, it can bring with it heavy rain, flooding, high winds, lightning, hail, and even tornadoes.  The damage that storms can inflict on buildings will vary depending on the type and severity of the storm.  Some of the potential kinds of damage that different storms can cause are cracked or shattered windows, roof damage from hail, damage from fallen branches/trees or even water damage from flooding.   If that damage isn’t repaired quickly, interior damage, mold, and damage to equipment and inventory can follow - not to mention the disruption caused for your employees and customers.  The costs of repairs to commercial buildings in particular are likely to be substantial due to the high concentration of glass used in these structures. Without the full and timely payment of insurance benefits, rebuilding and repairing can be prohibitively expensive.

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park understands that severe weather can happen without notice and cause water damage to your commercial property.  As a trusted restoration company, we’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies.  We have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete. 

Call us at (707)588-8226

Fire Statistics

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Fire statistics show that in 2012, 9 years ago, there were more than 98,000 non-residential building fires and we at SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park want to help prevent fires in your business.

Here are some valuable prevention tips for you and your company:

29% of commercial blazes were caused by cooking equipment so you should follow manufacturers’ recommendations for maximum volt/wattage for each equipment you have in your kitchen area.

You can always ask your electrician to periodically inspect the item and outlets for potential overload in you kitchen or anywhere in your office area.

on the same topic, replace appliances that feel hot when you touch.

Most of the appliances and other equipment don't need to be plugged in when they aren't being used so unplugging them at the end of the day and weekends is a good wait to prevent fires out of business hours.

We at SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park can help you in case of fire damage. Call us at 707-588-8226

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park we know how to handle any and all water damages that you may encounter, but we want to give you a few pointers to help you prevent water damages from happening at your business. Unfortunately, disasters happen and even the most carefully operated and maintained building can experience a water damage event. Water damage tends to leave its mark on properties in the forms of rotting, warping, staining, and mold growth.

To help your property stay at its best here are these potential causes of water damage:

    • Malfunctioning appliances – washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators.
    • AC and heating units leading to corrosion of HVAC systems and mold may growth from leakage.
    • Windows - Inspect windows from the inside for glass and air seal integrity,  test all locks, cranks, and interior walls around windows for water damage.
    • Bursting or leaking pipes.

If you experience water damage in your commercial building and need a restoration company that you can trust, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park is Here to Help restore your business back to pre-water damage condition.  We quickly extract the water and then dry your property using state-of-the-art equipment. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (707)588-8226

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park we know how to handle any and all water damages that you may encounter, but we want to give you a few pointers to help you prevent water damages from happening at your business. Unfortunately, disasters happen and even the most carefully operated and maintained building can experience a water damage event. Water damage tends to leave its mark on properties in the forms of rotting, warping, staining, and mold growth.

To help your property stay at its best here are these potential causes of water damage:

    • Malfunctioning appliances – washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators.
    • AC and heating units leading to corrosion of HVAC systems and mold may growth from leakage.
    • Windows - Inspect windows from the inside for glass and air seal integrity, test all locks, cranks, and interior walls around windows for water damage.
    • Bursting or leaking pipes.

If you experience water damage in your commercial building and need a restoration company that you can trust, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park is Here to Help restore your business back to pre-water damage condition.  We quickly extract the water and then dry your property using state-of-the-art equipment. Call us at (707)588-8226

The Most Common Causes of Commercial Fires

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Fire happening in a commercial building.

Commercial fire can be devastating, harming both human and property.  Every year, there are as many as 75,000 commercial building fires in the United States.  U.S. fire departments responded to about 3,300 office property fires per year.  These fires caused an annual average of 85 civilian deaths, 1,325 civilian fire injuries and $3.2 billion in direct property damage, according to the (NFPA) National Fire Prevention Association.  Though some are small and cause relatively little harm, many others pose a great risk to life and property.   Fortunately, many fires can be prevented if you’re aware of the potential hazards. Here are several of the most common causes of commercial building fires.

Human Error 

Many commercial fires can be attributed to human error and are not meant to be malicious. For example, spilling liquids on electrical equipment, leaving a coffee pot on, or burning food in the kitchen can easily cause a fire to break out. To decrease the chances of this happening in your commercial building, perform risk assessments to determine if any changes need to be implemented, provide proper staff training, and ensure fire extinguishers are easily accessible throughout the building. 
 
Negligence 

Negligence fires are the result of someone not following proper procedures and can usually be easily avoided by proper staff training. For example, storing or handling flammable items improperly or covering electrical equipment that must have air can result in a fire that causes significant commercial fire damage. 
  
Arson 

Unfortunately, arson is a frequent cause of commercial fires, particularly in industrial buildings and factories. This may be an act of vandalism, an attempt to collect insurance money or even the work of an unhappy employee. To minimize the damage associated with arson, you may want to consider installing an automatic sprinkler system. 
 
Faulty Wiring/ Electrics 

Electrical issues are another frequent cause of commercial fires. For example, outdated equipment, loose or frayed wires, and overloaded plugins can spark a fire with little to no advance warning. This is why it is so important to make certain your electrical equipment, including boilers, hot water heaters, and furnaces are in good working order and able to handle their workload. To ensure your equipment/ appliances are functioning properly, you may want to invest in a portable appliance tester (PAT). 

SERVPRO of Petaluma / Rohnert Park can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (925)299-1323

Commercial Restoration

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial restoration cleaning is a special type of cleaning service that is offered to buildings that have been damaged by water, fire, or some sort of national disaster. It takes a lot of knowledge and expertise to be done right, and it is important to use after the event of a disaster has occurred. No matter how much damage or how much mess is left after a fire or flood, things can be salvaged and the building or home can be cleaned. Here is more information on this type of cleaning service:

One way to use commercial restoration cleaning is to have all of your carpet professionally dried, shampooed, and vacuumed. This will either salvage the carpet that has been damaged or dirtied, or it will make the decision to replace the flooring altogether more apparent. Any type of cloth or upholstered surface can be cleaned during this process. All of the right methods and products will be used and you can count on the fact that everything will be done in order to make your carpet look like new.

Another example of this type of service is removing any type of foul odor from a home or building. No matter what caused the odor, or how potent it is, there is always a way to clean it and get rid of it. No one likes to be at home or at a commercial property while putting up with an unbearable smell. You can also have your place of business or home completely disinfected from any type of chemical or bacteria. It takes real professionals to go in and make a building safe again in the event of an accident or emergency. This keeps the place healthy and everyone that goes inside healthy and free of harmful bacteria.

If your home has been severely flooded or burnt, the best thing to do is to call in this type of restoration cleaning service as soon as possible. The longer you wait the worst the damage becomes. As soon as you get the company in to inspect your home and to start cleaning it, you will then be able to see what is salvageable and what isn't. This also makes your case with your insurance company much easier to go through.

In any type of event that takes a real commercial grade cleaning company that specializes in restoration you should not hesitate to call and get a quote.

Call us 24/7 at (707) 665-0822

5 Good Reasons For Hiring Commercial Cleaning Services For Your Office

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

It is common sense that most people go for a certain service or product if they find it more useful than other similar available. It is all about better options. It is true for commercial cleaning services also. With the changing times, businesses have changed and so have the customer expectations. Now people expect more quality service, value added products. Keeping this in mind, we will be discussing how commercial cleaning services could benefit over other available options.

Here are a few reasons that will help you understand how commercial cleaning services are the better option when it comes to a clean and hygienic work place.

Better, faster Cleaning Services

Though faster is not always better, but in this particular case it actually is. Office premises vary in area and a single business could extend to more than one building and floors. What these companies excel in is the art of cleaning a premise comprehensively at a professional pace. That does not mean that just to do the jobs in standard predefined timings they would overlook the nooks and corners or do a less than thorough job. The manage it by using high tech cleaning equipment covering more area in lesser time, and by training their staff to make maximum use of their time and technology.

Competition among rival cleaning services

One good thing that has happened in the recent times is that due to the highly competitive prevailing market conditions the benefit of the resulting higher cleaning standards has gone in favor of the customer. Now you have the option of getting better quality services at highly competitive prices.

Use as you choose - Flexible working schedule

As an option against hiring your own cleaning crew, outsourcing such work to a professional service provider gives you the benefit of selecting your own cleaning frequency. Every organization has its own preference and requirement for getting the office premises cleaned. If you are a small or a medium sized business concern you may not require a daily cleaning and hence could go for a biweekly cleaning schedule or may if you feel once a week cleanup is good enough for you, you could make arrangements with the cleaning company for the cleaning work to be done like that.

After hours cleaning services

The biggest advantage of hiring a professional cleaning company is that you can have the work done after or before your office working time. What this means is that you get a clean work place less the hassles of your staff being disturbed during the work hours. However, you could arrange to have mixed services such as off time cleaning and minimal presence of the cleaning crew during work hours just to take care of the odd spill.

Value added services

Like any other business, some of these commercial cleaning services have added more diversity to their mainstream cleaning business. They are now offer value added services such as water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, sanitizing, and pest control and so on...

Proactive Cleaning Services for Commercial Buildings

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

A group photo of SERVPRO professionals in a parking lot with two vans parked on the left and right. The last shot we took after the job ended for a huge commercial property.

With the news of COVID-19 arriving to the United States and to the Bay Area, we are all on high alert and taking preventative measures to ensure the safety of our community. Over the weekend we were called in to clean up and disinfect a huge commercial space. We brought in our whole crew to work on all surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables (to name a few) inside of every building before Monday when people would arrive again to the area. Our cleanup procedure generally includes the cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment or tools. The CDC recommends using a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar type organisms to COVID-19. SERVPRO’s® proprietary disinfectant is hospital-grade named SERVPROXIDETM which currently has a dozen of EPA-approved claims for cleaning Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, Staphylococcus (MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella Rotavirus, and Swine flu (H1N1). SERVPRO® professionals are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

If you own a commercial building and would like to inquire about our services. Please feel free to give us a call or check out our website. https://www.SERVPROpetalumarohnertparksantarosa.com/

Please be safe and remember, prevention is key!

SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa

(707) 588-8226

Fire at C&H Sugar Refinery in Crockett, CA

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

A far-shot of a brown building with a large white tower to the right a huge green tree stands in the center of shot. C&H Building in Crockett, CA

At 9 a.m. this morning, a fire ignited inside of the C&H Sugar refinery located in Crockett, CA. The fire began on the sixth floor of the building on a conveyor belt that is used to carry raw sugar. Fortunately, due to the intensity of labor and quick response of the 65 firefighters who responded, there are no reported injuries. The damage of the fire is still under investigation, however, there was reported smoke found only on the fifth, sixth, and seventh floors.

Fires can ignite at any time and do massive damage to your property. Make sure to follow the guidelines of the National Fire Protection Association located on their website: https://www.nfpa.org/.

Please be safe and if your structure suffers damage due to a fire. Contact our professionals here at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa to make it look, “Like it never even happened.”

Call Us: (707) 588-8226

Property Managers, Call SERVPRO® for Mold Removal

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

White ceiling with brown mold visible across it.  Visible mold on a ceiling. Our team went to go remove and restore it back to normal.

Mold.

Hearing the word just makes me nauseous. However, not all mold is bad, some mold even contributed to saving lives (like the discovery of penicillin). However, as a property manager suffering from water damage. The last thing you’d want to see or hear is mold growing and manifesting in your units. Unfortunately, mold can grow on many surfaces such as: wood, carpet, insulation, dust, fabric, and wallpaper. So long as moisture, oxygen, and darkness are present, mold can continue to thrive.

However, the professionals here at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa are IICRC certified and we work efficiently and effectively to remove every trace of mold in your building. We begin by removing moisture from your indoor property, then we isolate the contaminated area, we suppress the dust, remove any materials and put them in bags, and we clean the affected area. We are molds worst nightmare and we do it quickly to lower the time your business is interrupted by this unwanted guest.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today (707) 588-8226

5 Workplace Safety Tips for Small Businesses

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Small businesses, especially start-ups need to make sure that before operations occur, safety should be of upmost importance. Although this may seem like a given, there are instances when businesses do not follow certain requirements set by OSHA, get an employee injured and set themselves up the legal repercussions.  Therefore, here are 5 steps that we take here at SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa that can protect you and avoid most accidents in the workplace.

Easy Access to your Safety Rules

Every job site or office needs to make their rules visible or easily accessible by their employees instead of just containing them within a rule book. This can work as a friendly reminder for your team members in case a situation arises.

Make Employees Involved

If you give a damn, your employees will too. Make sure that you are sincere and mindful of your employee needs and that their safety is not just for your protection but because you would not want any accident to befall them.

Communication

Although it is important to effectively communicate safety rules. It is even more important to emphasis that other employees should communicate quickly if they see something potentially unsafe or a hostile work environment. Communication is key!

Avoid Making Shortcuts

Getting things done quickly may look attractive with productivity, however, these conditions and work environment can increase the likelihood of workplace injuries. Therefore, productivity should not be at the expense of your employees.

Practice an Emergency Ready Plan

Make sure you have a plan for your employees that follows federal protocol about any situation that might arise. In the event of a natural disaster, contact your local SERVPRO and we can get you started on one of our own Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP). This complimentary plan would be easily accessible through an app on your mobile device that would contain the necessary information in the event of a disaster.

Safety should be the priority of every business. Prevention is key, and we have your back.  

Restoration of an Educational Facility

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Cardboard boxes with the SERVPRO logo in the center of the room are stacked in 4 rows in a library. A school needed our help and we came in with the equipment needed to get the job done.

Recently, we were contacted by a school that needed our services due to a minor flood that damaged a huge portion of their floor. We came in and inspected the damage and found that although there were many rooms that were affected, we had the tools and resources to get the job done quickly and efficiently so that we could make it look, “Like it never even happened.” To get this done we sent in our best team to investigate the flooring, check for mold, and begin the drying process using our specialized equipment. After drying, we use a device to check for any moisture or mold again to make sure that no additional damage would ensue.

If you need experts in the restoration industry, contact your neighborly

SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park

We Support Small Businesses!

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO as a nationwide company is known to help restore your property and items during a disaster. However, we do not only specialize in huge disaster losses. Any type of loss is an important job for us and we do the best we can to help make your home look as it did before disaster struck.

We may have the resources and backing from a corporate location to restore large loss properties, however, when it comes to small local businesses. We would like to help you too!

SERVPRO® or Napa County is a locally owned franchise and we are small business too. Therefore, we understand the value and the importance of time we need to keep our businesses growing. Any inconvenience, big or small, we are, here to help®.

No Job is too Big, No Team is Too Small

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

A white tent with a SERVPRO logo in the front and 1-800-SERVPRO on the side. Many SERVPRO trucks on the left. FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER

Disasters are unpredictable and can bring in huge losses. However, here at SERVPRO® of Petaluma/Rohnert Park, no job is too big for us to handle. Recently, we experienced the devastation of the Kincade fire, my duty involved assisting out technicians install air purifiers in huge commercial buildings such as hospitals, retailers, or banks. In one of those jobs I helped in setting up 15 industrial sized purifiers in different floors so that the hospital staff and patients were protected from the harmful air pollutants that were released due to the fires. With a corporate backing, SERVPRO® Industries LLC, we have the resources of 79 Large Loss Teams Nationwide and 1300+ franchises with qualified mitigation and restoration professionals who are, Here to Help®.

Please be safe and if you need any water mitigation or fire damage restoration. Call us at (707) 588-8266. Thank you.

5 Good Reasons For Hiring Commercial Cleaning Services For Your Office

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

It is common sense that most people go for a certain service or product if they find it more useful than other similar available. It is all about better options. It is true for commercial cleaning services also. With the changing times, businesses have changed and so have the customer expectations. Now people expect more quality service, value added products. Keeping this in mind, we will be discussing how commercial cleaning services could benefit over other available options.

Here are a few reasons that will help you understand how commercial cleaning services are the better option when it comes to a clean and hygienic work place.

Better, faster Cleaning Services

Though faster is not always better, but in this particular case it actually is. Office premises vary in area and a single business could extend to more than one building and floors. What these companies excel in is the art of cleaning a premise comprehensively at a professional pace. That does not mean that just to do the jobs in standard predefined timings they would overlook the nooks and corners or do a less than thorough job. The manage it by using high tech cleaning equipment covering more area in lesser time, and by training their staff to make maximum use of their time and technology.

Competition among rival cleaning services

One good thing that has happened in the recent times is that due to the highly competitive prevailing market conditions the benefit of the resulting higher cleaning standards has gone in favor of the customer. Now you have the option of getting better quality services at highly competitive prices.

Use as you choose - Flexible working schedule

As an option against hiring your own cleaning crew, outsourcing such work to a professional service provider gives you the benefit of selecting your own cleaning frequency. Every organization has its own preference and requirement for getting the office premises cleaned. If you are a small or a medium sized business concern you may not require a daily cleaning and hence could go for a biweekly cleaning schedule or may if you feel once a week cleanup is good enough for you, you could make arrangements with the cleaning company for the cleaning work to be done like that.

After hours cleaning services

The biggest advantage of hiring a professional cleaning company is that you can have the work done after or before your office working time. What this means is that you get a clean work place less the hassles of your staff being disturbed during the work hours. However, you could arrange to have mixed services such as off time cleaning and minimal presence of the cleaning crew during work hours just to take care of the odd spill.

Value added services

Like any other business, some of these commercial cleaning services have added more diversity to their mainstream cleaning business. They are now offer value added services such as water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, sanitizing, and pest control and so on...



Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Johnson_Emanuel/1061909



Commercial Restoration Cleaning

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial restoration cleaning is a special type of cleaning service that is offered to buildings that have been damaged by water, fire, or some sort of national disaster. It takes a lot of knowledge and expertise to be done right, and it is important to use after the event of a disaster has occurred. No matter how much damage or how much mess is left after a fire or flood, things can be salvaged and the building or home can be cleaned. Here is more information on this type of cleaning service:

One way to use commercial restoration cleaning is to have all of your carpet professionally dried, shampooed, and vacuumed. This will either salvage the carpet that has been damaged or dirtied, or it will make the decision to replace the flooring altogether more apparent. Any type of cloth or upholstered surface can be cleaned during this process. All of the right methods and products will be used and you can count on the fact that everything will be done in order to make your carpet look like new.

Another example of this type of service is removing any type of foul odor from a home or building. No matter what caused the odor, or how potent it is, there is always a way to clean it and get rid of it. No one likes to be at home or at a commercial property while putting up with an unbearable smell. You can also have your place of business or home completely disinfected from any type of chemical or bacteria. It takes real professionals to go in and make a building safe again in the event of an accident or emergency. This keeps the place healthy and everyone that goes inside healthy and free of harmful bacteria.

If your home has been severely flooded or burnt, the best thing to do is to call in this type of restoration cleaning service as soon as possible. The longer you wait the worst the damage becomes. As soon as you get the company in to inspect your home and to start cleaning it, you will then be able to see what is salvageable and what isn't. This also makes your case with your insurance company much easier to go through.

In any type of event that takes a real commercial grade cleaning company that specializes in restoration you should not hesitate to call and get a quote.



Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Mark_Middleton/1034187

Some SERVPRO tips to help your business prevent water damages

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage happens a lot because of rainfalls and storms but it can also occur because of leaks and other situations. here are some tips we at SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park Park want to give your company so you can be prepared.

First and most important, water spreads quickly so always have our number ready in case of emergency

 SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park (707) 588-8226

another good thing to do is installing water detection devices: A water detector is a small electronic device that sounds an alarm when its sensor comes in contact with moisture. Its main benefit is that it detects slow leaks that often go unnoticed and also low moisture levels. you should install it near water heaters, sump pumps, washing machines, dishwashers and toilets.

It's also a good idea to know the location of your water main, and shut it off as fast as you find a leak.

Commercial Mold Remediation

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.

Commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your building if you suspect you have a mold problem. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Petaluma / Rohnert Park can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today (707) 588-8226

Fire Cleanup and Restoration to a Commercial Building

2/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a commercial building is a devastating experience.  After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts.  Therefore immediate action is crucial to minimize business interruption, reduce lost revenue and productivity.

But trying to clean up the aftermath may be the last thing you feel like doing on your own.  When fire, smoke and soot damage are left behind, it can create an unpleasant and permanent problems if not properly addressed.  Especially considering that smoke and soot from even a small fire can permanently damage contents throughout the building and may cause odors that resurface for years. 

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park understands how disruptive fires can be for business owners, their tenants and even their customers.  So before you risk doing more damage to your most valuable business assets by attempting to clean it up yourself, you should consider hiring an experienced fire damage like SERVPRO.  Our technicians have the training, tools, equipment and experience to handle any fire damage incident to a commercial building.  They can respond immediately to begin the work to restore your business back and running. 

We are available 24 hours a day and are always Here to Help! Have Questions? Call Us Today – (707) 588-8226

When Water Damage Occur at your Commercial Building

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can strike at a commercial building at any time. Whether it's flooding, burst pipes or faucet leaks, water damage is one of the most common and destructive problems you can face in your business.  If not taken care of immediately, excess water in your business can promote electrical hazards, cause expensive damage to your business's structure and can even lead to the growth of hazardous mold.

If you are experiencing water damage emergency situation, give SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park a call.  Our experienced technicians are ready to restore your property to pre-water damage condition.   They can quickly extract the water and then dry your property using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your property is dry.  

SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park is locally owned and operated so we’re always ready to help with any-sized flood or water damage emergencies.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Petaluma and Rohnert Park commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Petaluma / Rohnert Park

We specialize 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 to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

The Most Common Causes of Commercial Fires

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

If you experience commercial fire, SERVPRO of Petaluma / Rohnert Park has the training and expertise to make disasters “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial fire can be devastating, harming both human and property.  Every year, there are as many as 75,000 commercial building fires in the United States.  U.S. fire departments responded to about 3,300 office property fires per year.  These fires caused an annual average of 85 civilian deaths, 1,325 civilian fire injuries and $3.2 billion in direct property damage, according to the (NFPA) National Fire Prevention Association.  Though some are small and cause relatively little harm, many others pose a great risk to life and property.   Fortunately, many fires can be prevented if you’re aware of the potential hazards. Here are several of the most common causes of commercial building fires.

Human Error 

Many commercial fires can be attributed to human error and are not meant to be malicious. For example, spilling liquids on electrical equipment, leaving a coffee pot on, or burning food in the kitchen can easily cause a fire to break out. To decrease the chances of this happening in your commercial building, perform risk assessments to determine if any changes need to be implemented, provide proper staff training, and ensure fire extinguishers are easily accessible throughout the building. 
 
Negligence 

Negligence fires are the result of someone not following proper procedures and can usually be easily avoided by proper staff training. For example, storing or handling flammable items improperly or covering electrical equipment that must have air can result in a fire that causes significant commercial fire damage. 
  
Arson 

Unfortunately, arson is a frequent cause of commercial fires, particularly in industrial buildings and factories. This may be an act of vandalism, an attempt to collect insurance money or even the work of an unhappy employee. To minimize the damage associated with arson, you may want to consider installing an automatic sprinkler system. 
 
Faulty Wiring/ Electrics 

Electrical issues are another frequent cause of commercial fires. For example, outdated equipment, loose or frayed wires, and overloaded plugins can spark a fire with little to no advance warning. This is why it is so important to make certain your electrical equipment, including boilers, hot water heaters, and furnaces are in good working order and able to handle their workload. To ensure your equipment/ appliances are functioning properly, you may want to invest in a portable appliance tester (PAT). 

SERVPRO of Petaluma / Rohnert Park can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (707) 588-8226

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service

3/3/2017 (Permalink)

If you experience water damage in your commercial building, call us today (707) 588-8226.

At SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park we know how to handle any and all water damages that you may encounter, but we want to give you a few pointers to help you prevent water damages from happening at your business. Unfortunately, disasters happen and even the most carefully operated and maintained building can experience a water damage event. Water damage tends to leave its mark on properties in the forms of rotting, warping, staining, and mold growth.

To help your property stay at its best here are these potential causes of water damage:

    • Malfunctioning appliances – washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators.
    • AC and heating units leading to corrosion of HVAC systems and mold may growth from leakage.
    • Windows - Inspect windows from the inside for glass and air seal integrity,  test all locks, cranks, and interior walls around windows for water damage.
    • Bursting or leaking pipes.

If you experience water damage in your commercial building and need a restoration company that you can trust, SERVPRO of Petaluma/Rohnert Park is Here to Help restore your business back to pre-water damage condition.  We quickly extract the water and then dry your property using state-of-the-art equipment. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (707) 588-8226.

Mold Remediation to a Commercial Building

2/21/2017 (Permalink)

Got Mold? No Problem. SERVPRO of Petaluma / Rohnert Park is here to help with remediation process and to prevent mold growth in your business.

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.


Commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your building if you suspect you have a mold problem. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.


Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges


Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Petaluma / Rohnert Park can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.


Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – 707-665-0822