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Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest 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. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.

While it may be difficult to prepare for the unpredictable, there are steps you can take now to ensure you are ready when disaster strikes. One way to prepare your business for any type of disaster, is to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP)

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 can 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.

Call today to get started! (912) 234-9690 or visit www.SERVPRO.com/Ready 

Escape plan for your business

9/25/2018 (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 such a plan:

  1. Organize an Emergency Preparedness Procedures review with employees to review your company's emergency plans. You may wish to select an individual or team of individuals to lead and coordinate your emergency plan.
  2. 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 well lit, wide enough to accommodate the number of evacuating personnel, and unobstructed and clear of debris at all times.
  3. 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.

These tips are provided by the National Fire Protection Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Commercial Water Damage Present Unique Challenges

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges 

Flooding and water damage events at 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 Savannah

SERVPRO of Savannah specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Savannah is a Large Loss Responder

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Corporate has an entire division that supports Large Loss across the country.  SERVPRO of Savannah has been designated a Large Loss Responder for our region based on completed projects on hotels, multi-story, multi-family housing facilities, military training and recreational facilities and senior assisted living facilities that were all well over $500,000 total loss costs.

Our franchise has a large inventory of equipment.  We also have access to strategically placed equipment that can be pulled in from our area and can have a tractor trailer full of commercial equipment in 5-9 hours. 

For losses exceeding $100,000, specialized Large Loss Supervisors will be brought in from the southeast region to manage the large number of laborers needed for this type of project.

Restoring Your Savannah Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges 

Flooding and water damage events at 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 Savannah

SERVPRO of Savannah specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Commercial fast food restaurant fire

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial fast food restaurant fire Checkers fire

SERVPRO of Savannah was called after this fast food restaurant had a fire that started near the fryer in the kitchen area.  The fire department extinguished the fire, which turned this fire and soot job into a water job as well.  While the employees and customers were safe, there was work to be done to get this restaurant cleaned out and back to operation.   Our SERVPRO of Savannah fire and commercial cleaning crews were ready to respond.  They used the professional drying equipment first, then moved on to the demo work, then finished with the detailed cleaning phase.  Our SERVPRO of Savannah team worked with the restaurant owners to make this process as smooth as possible.  

Is your Savannah building prepared for the New Year?

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Each new year brings the opportunity for new beginnings! Make 2017 a year to remember and resolve to be READY! SERVPRO of Savannah wants to help ensure you enjoy a safe and happy new year by helping you be prepared for anything the year may have in store.  

Did you know, up to 50 percent of businesses that suffer a disaster may never reopen? Of the businesses that do survive a disaster, the overwhelming majority had an emergency preparedness plan in place. 

Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can help you build an emergency preparedness plan for your property.  The best part is, this is an absolutely free service...No strings attached!  

Call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690 and ask to speak with the marketing representative, Parker Roberson. 

Let Parker help you make a resolution that will help protect you and your business so that you can be "Ready for whatever happens" in the new year!  

Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest 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. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.

While it may be difficult to prepare for the unpredictable, there are steps you can take now to ensure you are ready when disaster strikes. One way to prepare your business for any type of disaster, is to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP)

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 can 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.

Call today to get started! (912) 234-9690 or visit www.SERVPRO.com/Ready 

Escape Planning for your Business

9/19/2017 (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 such a plan:

  1. Organize an Emergency Preparedness Procedures review with employees to review your company's emergency plans. You may wish to select an individual or team of individuals to lead and coordinate your emergency plan.
  2. 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 well lit, wide enough to accommodate the number of evacuating personnel, and unobstructed and clear of debris at all times.
  3. 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.

These tips are provided by the National Fire Protection Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Its Time to Have Your Ducts Cleaned!

8/31/2017 (Permalink)

If we’re keeping our HVAC system at home clean to keep our family happy and healthy, why no extend the same service to our customers? Businesses sometimes tend to overlook or simply forget about certain aspects of their maintenance checklist and one that is often forgotten about is air duct cleaning. Dirty ducts can create all sorts of problems from odor to circulating mold or other contaminants throughout your business. SERVPRO of Savannah is Here to Help! Below are some benefits to cleaning your air ducts:

  1. Improved indoor air quality
  2. Greater HVAC system efficiency
  3. Longer HVAC component lifespan
  4. Air duct cleaning conserves energy
  5. Air duct cleaning will save you money in the long run

You may not need to clean your air ducts every year, but it is something that you should keep maintained routinely!

Has Your Building Been Vandalized? Here's what to do

8/29/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Professionals are recognized as leaders at helping property owners quickly recover from fire and water damage. They also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste.

If you ever encounter an act of vandalism to your home or building, here are some tips on what to do until SERVPRO arrives:

DO:

  • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Blot freshly spilled food from carpets and fabrics with a dampened cloth or sponge (but don’t overwet). Scrape and blot (don’t rub: it may damage fibers).
  • Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery
  • Save containers, which reveal the composition of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.
  • Record all damage and photograph when possible.

DON’T:

  • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
  • Discard wood chips, broken pieces from furniture, porcelain or other art objects.

SERVPRO of Savannah is a Large Loss Responder

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Corporate has an entire division that supports Large Loss across the country.  SERVPRO of Savannah has been designated a Large Loss Responder for our region based on completed projects on hotels, multi-story, multi-family housing facilities, military training and recreational facilities and senior assisted living facilities that were all well over $500,000 total loss costs.

Our franchise has a large inventory of equipment.  We also have access to strategically placed equipment that can be pulled in from our area and can have a tractor trailer full of commercial equipment in 5-9 hours. 

For losses exceeding $100,000, specialized Large Loss Supervisors will be brought in from the southeast region to manage the large number of laborers needed for this type of project.

Is your Savannah building prepared for the New Year?

12/29/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Is your Savannah building prepared for the New Year? Picture of New Years Celebration in Savannah, GA.

Each new year brings the opportunity for new beginnings! Make 2017 a year to remember and resolve to be READY! SERVPRO of Savannah wants to help ensure you enjoy a safe and happy new year by helping you be prepared for anything the year may have in store.  

Did you know, up to 50 percent of businesses that suffer a disaster may never reopen? Of the businesses that do survive a disaster, the overwhelming majority had an emergency preparedness plan in place. 

Your local SERVPRO of Savannah Franchise Professionals can help you build an emergency preparedness plan for your property.  The best part is, this is an absolutely free service...No strings attached!  

Call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690 and ask to speak with the marketing representative, Amanda Neidlinger. 

Let Amanda help you make a resolution that will help protect you and your business so that you can be "Ready for whatever happens" in the new year!