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Antioch, Ca commercial property owners fight against mold

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

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Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Antioch helping local commercial buildings when mold happens.

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance if moisture and oxygen are present. After a water source is introduced due to water leaks, bursts pipe or water from a fire.

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. As in this case when the builder unknowingly put a few holes in the pipes during construction. 

 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 72 hours. Since mold can produce health effects, you should call SERVPRO of Antioch at any time 24/7  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 quickly, which will keep your business running and loss of revenue to a minimum. 

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Antioch can respond quickly, working to first contain and isolate the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Which is essential when you need to keep business going. 

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 pre loss condition. Having the peace of mind that SERVPRO of Antioch is a trusted local mold remediation company. Call for SERVPRO of Antioch 925-706-0106

SERVPRO of Antioch the company to call for you commercial restoration needs

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Antioch Cleaned a fire from a local sweet shop. SERVPRO of Antioch helping a local business get back to serving our local residents get their sweet treats, after a large fire loss.

Unexpected Emergencies happen.  When they do, prompt response can save you a lot of time and money.  The faster that an experienced mitigation team can get on the scene, the better.  Immediate response helps to limit the damage to the materials, resulting in less demolition, and may even allow people to stay in their homes, apartments, or businesses.  The hassle of mitigation is bad enough, but the hassle of reconstruction is often times more disruptive to your life and business. 

 Not all of the services that SERVPRO of Antioch offers result from emergencies.  Some of these services happen as a result of an unnoticed event like a dripping water line, or they could be general cleaning or maintenance needs.  These services can be scheduled around your needs and can even be performed after hours if needed so that your livelihood is not interrupted. SERVPRO of Antioch are the experts when it comes to Mold Remediation, Odor Control, Hoarder Property Cleanup, Crime and Trauma Scene Cleanup, and Reconstruction Services.  We do not require an emergency to get to know what we can do. 

 SERVPRO of Antioch is a diverse, community-based franchise that is well respected for its expertise in servicing the insurance customer.  SERVPRO of Antioch can perform on any level and any size job from both the Residential and Commercial segments. We understand what it means to experience a loss in your home or work, and we handle each job specific to the needs of each customer.

 Feel free to SERVPRO of Antioch  24/7 at 925-706-0106.

SERVPRO of Antioch helps a water damaged museum.

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Antioch on scene at our local museum SERVPRO of Antioch the best water damage restoration company to help with a historical building.

SERVPRO of Antioch on the scene at our local museum was a huge success in saving some very historical items.

Flooding and water damage events at Contra Costa County Commercial Properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are 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 SERVPRO of Antioch water technicians 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 arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Antioch

SERVPRO of Antioch 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.

Help your commercial property and call SERVPRO of Antioch 24/7 at (925)706-0106

The right people to call when the need arises Antioch CA

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoration, Mold Remediation SERVPRO of Antioch is versed in all aspects of commercial and residential work.

Unexpected Emergencies happen.  When they do, prompt response can save you a lot of time and money.  The faster that an experienced mitigation team can get on the scene, the better.  Immediate response helps to limit the damage to the materials, resulting in less demolition, and may even allow people to stay in their homes, apartments, or businesses.  The hassle of mitigation is bad enough, but the hassle of reconstruction is often times more disruptive to your life and business. 

 Not all of the services that SERVPRO of Antioch offers result from emergencies.  Some of these services happen as a result of an unnoticed event like a dripping water line, or they could be general cleaning or maintenance needs.  These services can be scheduled around your needs and can even be performed after hours if needed so that your livelihood is not interrupted. SERVPRO of Antioch are the experts when it comes to Mold Remediation, Odor Control, Hoarder Property Cleanup, Crime and Trauma Scene Cleanup, and Reconstruction Services.  We don’t require an emergency to get to know what we can do. 

 SERVPRO of Antioch is a diverse, community-based franchise that is well respected for its expertise in servicing the insurance customer.  We can perform on any level and any size job from both the Residential and Commercial segments. We understand what it means to experience a loss in your home or work, and we handle each job specific to the needs of each customer.

We service the Antioch/Pittsburg and surrounding areas

 Feel free to call SERVPRO of Antioch  24/7 at 925-706-0106.

How SERVPRO can help with commercial cleaning

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

office hall way carpet cleaning Carpet cleaning and cleaning of walls and surfaces of an office space.

Whether you need cleaning for a commercial office or require industrial cleaning services, SERVPRO of Antioch is equipped to help. You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office or warehouse. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO of Antioch. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Antioch to make your workspace or warehouse look its very best.

SERVPRO of Antioch will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward to provide your employees and customers ongoing safety as you operate after the COVID-19 pandemic. As America’s #1 cleanup and restoration brand, we have developed a program that is grounded in our 3 C’s – Consult, Clean and Certify. Knowing that your business is in good hands with a company that has all the qualifications, and equipment to get the job done, fast and done correctly is a huge relief when it come to your business.

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Their cleaning services include the following:

Top 5 reason you might have a commercial water loss.

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Extreme weather. As many may know flooding can happen very quickly. What starts out as a small storm can suddenly turn into something larger and cause a lot more damage than anyone expected. If your commercial property is not in pristine condition, there is a chance that water damage will occur. For example, a small leak on the roof can turn into a large downpour of water that floods an entire section of the property. Also, if you have Windows or doors that are easily compromised, water can wipe out your entire office. 

Damaged appliances. Pretty much every office building has a kitchen or break room. And typically, these rooms have a refrigerator, a sink disposer or possibly a dishwasher. When these appliances fail, they can leak a significant amount of water, flooding the entire room or more.

Backed up sewer lines. Bathrooms are another source of possible problems. It is not uncommon for the sewer lines to get backed up, releasing contaminated water into the building. This type of water damage is extremely dangerous because the water is filled with hazardous waste and other contaminants. Bathroom toilet supply lines are also notorious culprits of water damage.

Malfunctioning sprinklers. By law, all commercial properties must be equipped with an overhead sprinkler system. This system works in conjunction with the fire alarm and is typically activated when the fire alarm goes off. This can cause water damage in two ways. First, any time there is a fire and the sprinklers activate, there will be water damage. And second, the sprinkler system can malfunction and activate on its own. When this happens, significant water damage can occur because the sprinkler system covers the entire building.

Broken pipes. Broken or cracked pipes are very common in commercial buildings, especially as they age. When these pipes burst open, water rushes out of them, spraying throughout the building. This can cause damage to the ceiling, walls, and flooring, not to mention any furniture or electronics that get in the water’s way.

Obviously, you want to keep an eye on the list above. Ongoing maintenance to your commercial property is key to not having water related issues. But if water damage does happen anywhere on your property, you need to take immediate action. After calling your insurance provider, you need to contact a reliable water damage restoration company, like SERVPRO of Antioch. And once we are on the job, we get right to work by doing the following:

First, we will thoroughly inspect the property. We will find out what caused the damage and make sure that the water has stopped flowing. We will also determine if the water is contaminated or not. During this stage we remove all furniture that has been affected, while trying to salvage as much as possible.

Next, we begin the water extraction process. 

Once all the water is removed, we start the drying process. If everything is not dried properly, problems occur that result in longer recovery and escalating restoration costs. We set up and monitor the drying process through every phase to ensure that proper drying occurs. We will document moisture levels, provide moisture maps, and photograph drying for the insurance provider.

When the property has been thoroughly dried, we start the sanitation process. We must make sure everything is cleaned and sanitized because of the mold and other contaminants that form due to standing water.

Water damage is not something that you want to happen on your commercial property. But when it does, you want to hire the right company to clean up the damage and get your business back to normal as quickly as possible. Call us today to put a disaster response plan in place.

Commercial water restoration

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Flooding and water damage events at Contra Costa County Commercial Properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are 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.

We can be reached 24/7 at 925-706-0106

About SERVPRO of Antioch

SERVPRO of Antioch 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.

Commitment to clean

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive viral pathogen cleaning program that brings a higher standard of clean to the shops, restaurants, and businesses in your community. When you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield on the facility you are walking into, you’ll know they’re committed to a higher standard of clean. Going beyond standard janitorial cleaning, this program includes:

  • Cleaning processes and procedures that adhere to the standards set by the CDC and local authorities.
  • EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade Disinfectants that are National Sanitation Foundation certified for direct food contact surface use. Safe for you – not for viral pathogens.
  • Cleaning of all touchpoints and surrounding surfaces.
  • Disinfecting of non-porous surfaces.
  • More than 50 years of experience and expertise, making SERVPRO the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration.

So look for Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield in your community and walk in with confidence.

Have Questions? Call Today 925-706-0106

common causes of a commercial firee

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

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COMMON CAUSES OF COMMERCIAL FIRES

If you own a business or manage a building, fire protection should be among your primary concerns. There are many instances of commercial fires, so it is always best to be prepared with proper fire safety precautions. One of your best defenses against commercial fires is to understand and mitigate your risks.

Most Common Causes of Commercial Fires

Commercial fires are more common than you may think. It is always better to be prepared by knowing the common causes of most of these commercial fires. By knowing what may cause a commercial fire, your business can take proper precautions to prevent damage to your property.

Cooking Equipment

When you think of buildings with cooking equipment, restaurants probably come to mind first. However, any business that serves food is likely to have a kitchen area. Because of high cooking temperatures, flammable oils and grease, and the hectic nature of commercial kitchens, this is the single most common cause of commercial fires.

Cooking equipment is responsible for:

  • 65% of fires in healthcare facilities
  • 61% of fires in restaurants
  • 38% of fires in educational institutions
  • 29% of fires in office properties
  • 13% of fires in stores and mercantile properties

Heating Equipment

Depending on the climate, commercial buildings require heat to stay comfortable for several months of the year. As with other mechanical equipment, furnaces, boilers, and radiators are at risk of overheating. This, in turn, can lead to a fire.

Heating equipment is responsible for:

  • 14% of fires in industrial or manufacturing properties
  • 11% of fires in office properties
  • 9% of fires in restaurants
  • 5% of fires in healthcare facilities

Electrical & Lighting Equipment

All modern buildings feature electrical wiring behind the wall for light and power. Unfortunately, electricity carries inherent fire risk. Old or defective wiring, overloaded circuits, loose connections, faulty fuses, imbalanced electrical loads, and many other electrical or lighting problems can develop that lead to overheating or sparks that ignite a fire.

Electrical problems are responsible for:

  • 12% of fires in office properties
  • 10% of fires in stores and mercantile properties
  • 9% of fires in restaurants
  • 5% of fires in healthcare facilities

Smoking Materials

Lighted cigars, cigarettes, and other smoking materials can start fires if disposed of improperly. Fortunately, the rate of fires caused by smoking materials has decreased in recent years because of declining popularity and the introduction of “fire safe” cigarettes with reduced ignition strength. Still, smoking materials remain one of the top five most common causes of commercial fires.

Smoking materials are responsible for:

  • 9% of fires in office properties
  • 7% of fires in restaurants
  • 5% of fires in healthcare facilities

Intentional

An intentional fire is one that occurs as the result of the deliberate misuse of a heat source. Arson fits into this category, though to be considered arson, the fire starter must have malicious, criminal intent.

Intentional fire-starting is responsible for:

  • 36% of fires in educational institutions
  • 10% of fires in office properties
  • 6% of fires in healthcare facilities
  • 4% of fires in restaurants

When the need arises be sure to contact SERVPRO of Antioch for any or all your fire restoration needs 925-706-0106

Get your business back up and running after a disaster strikes.

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

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Interruptions to business happen and when they do it often is extremely disruptive, frustrating and can cause a loss of income from down time and business interruptions.  When this business interruption results from a water loss, fire loss, mold or other emergency situation, the interruption can be catastrophic. 

The key to getting a business back to operation is immediate response, proper and efficient mitigation.  Minimal Demolition saves on the reconstruction needs and further disruption after we leave the site.  Minimal demolition requires immediate response.  The longer that materials are allowed to stay in water or with smoke the more damage that occurs to these materials and the increased need for demolition.  Calling and getting help immediately is crucial.

SERVPRO of Antioch is an experienced specialist in the mitigation and restoration of commercial properties of all shapes and sizes.  We have a long history of dealing with business interruptions and working expediently to get these businesses back up and operating quickly.

Water Extraction, Humidity Control, Emergency Power, Document Drying, Emergency Lighting, Electronics Cleaning, Textile Cleaning, Temporary Power, Temporary Fencing are among the services that SERVPRO of Antioch can handle to help get a business under control and secured. 

Being a Leader in the Commercial Restoration industry requires a lot more than simply drying a building.  It revolves around putting in place the right strategy for getting the business back up and running as quickly as possible.  The longer a business is offline due to an emergency the more customers they stand to lose to competitors.  These customers are almost impossible to get back once you lose them, time is of the essence when an event takes place. 

During these uncertain times getting your business back up and running is our #1 priority.

Call SERVPRO of Antioch 24/7 925-706-0106

virus could ruin your business

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Having to shut down business for a few days means a loss of review for the business owner, so the less days the better. 

When this company had a fear that an employee had a possible  Clostridium Difficile scare, also known as C diff. It's potentially detrimental to a business.

C. diff spores can be shed to the environment by both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients and may survive for up to 5 months on inanimate surfaces. 

Getting it taken care of as quickly as possible is of the utmost importance. 

Luckily this business owner knew that we here at SERVPRO of Antioch could handle this highly sensitive situation. 

Following all proper protocols and using all the proper equipment we were able to effectively sanitize this office and have them back in business within a few days.