Recent Commercial Posts

When To Shut Off the Water at a Commercial Building

12/12/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial building owners and managers may need to shut off the main water supply for several reasons. Bursting pipes and plumbing work in or around a structure may necessitate turning off the flow of water through the pipes of a structure for a temporary period of time. Find out more about three scenarios in which it could be necessary to turn off a building’s water.

1. When A Supply Line Breaks
Shutting off the water supply is the most effective way to limit damage until a broken line can be fixed. While the water that remains in a pipe at the time of shutoff will still leak, the flow will be slower and soon come to a stop. Collecting leaking water in containers may enable a business or commercial property owner to reduce the amount of cleanup and restoration necessary.

2. During Plumbing Maintenance or Repairs
A plumber can fix broken pipe and inspect plumbing before turning the water in a structure back on. If a pipe has not necessitated emergency maintenance, a licensed plumbing professional can identify whether it is necessary to shut off the water.

3. When Municipal Water Service Is Scheduled
Municipal service in response to bursting pipes or other major water damage may also require turning off the main valve. This valve is typically located between where water pipes enter a structure and the water meter. A special T-wrench may be necessary to shut off an outdoor water main shutoff valve, which could make it necessary to contact the water company.
Bursting pipes or other plumbing problems may require temporarily shutting off the water supply to a building in Canandaigua NY. In the event of water damage, it may also be necessary to access an outdoor shutoff for a commercial structure. Structures supplied by private wells should be shut off at the pump.

Is Water Damage in Your Business an Emergency?

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Hallway in Commercial building with drying equipment Water loss in Canandaigua NY

Having a water damage in your business is a very stressful situation. Many things can go through your mind, but how do you know if it is an emergency? 

When it's your property under water, it is an emergency!  The longer that water sits, the more possibility there is that secondary damage will occur. Water can seep into wall crevices and down through the floors below. If it is not cleaned up and dried out properly, then the potential for mold growth is high. 

If you walk in and see water pouring into your business, step 1 is to find the main water shutoff, and to shut off the water.

Also be very aware of these other things that may be affected and could be a potential hazard, such as the Electricity supply, Gas supply, Water damaged electrical appliances, Contaminated water (gasoline, chemicals, etc.) or Structural damage.

So if you don't call 911, who do you call?

  • SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Company 

We work hand in hand with your Insurance Company to act fast, so we can get your home or business back to normal. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When it comes to water damage, don't take chances.

Call SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua and get the damage taken care of the right way, the first time. (585) 393-0310

What Causes Mold to Grow Inside Your Facility?

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

If you have mold growing inside of your business, you must address it as soon as possible. As the symptom of some water or moisture issue, merely handling it with cleaning products or bleach only treats the surface problem. SERVPRO has skilled technicians on staff trained to handle mold mitigation and removal so that you can have peace of mind. 

Some of the more common reasons for mold development include: 

  • HVAC system drainage problems
  • Leaking plumbing fixtures or water piping
  • Excessive, consistent humidity
  • Leaking windows or roofing
  • Persistent condensation
  • Improperly cleaned up flood damage 

When our crew gets called out for mold remediation, we treat the root cause of the problem and the mold to ensure your commercial space interior is safe for all employees. We will: 

  • Moisture Source: Our team will carefully inspect the moisture source that brought on the mold growth.
  • Mold Removal: We take the time to dispose of any contaminated materials, including carpeting, wood, and drywall.
  • Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Deodorization: Using EPA-registered cleaning agents and antimicrobials, SERVPRO technicians clean, deodorize, and sanitize the affected area to help prevent future mold growth.
  • Repair, Rebuild and Restore: We will take care of all of the rebuilding required to bring your business's impacted area to its original condition. 

Due to the potential health effects that may arise, it is best to have SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua handle the cleanup. If you suspect there is mold growing within your commercial space, call us at (585) 393-0310

What's Lurking in Your Duct Work?

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

With the colder months rapidly approaching our communities, you may start to notice the Christmas decorations, the jolly music playing, good cheer and the heat being turned up when visiting a local business.

As a business owner, you take great pride in creating the best experience possible for your clients and building a reputable experience. Likewise, you also take great care in making sure that your clients are being safe and are protected. 

What about your ductwork?

It is recommended that air ducts should be cleaned by a professional every 3-5 years to make sure they are cleared of heavy dust and microbial growth.

Trust SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua for all of your commercial duct cleaning needs during the holidays!

Give us a call today to find out what we can do for you. (585) 393-0310

Commercial Carpet Maintenance

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

The carpeting in an office can quickly become soiled due to heavy traffic. Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair and other soils into the fibers to the carpeting. The IICRC believes that soil in carpet is 79% dry soil. Therefore, regular vacuuming is a major factor in keeping up with proper care and maintenance of your carpets. Vacuuming should be done at least once a week. However, in high traffic areas it may be necessary to vacuum once daily.

Other things you can do to help maintain your carpets appearance are…

  • Spot removal. Don’t wait until your whole carpet needs to be cleaned to try to remove a stain or spill from the carpet. Take care of any staining that may occur on the carpet immediately.
  • Move furniture to change traffic patterns. If everyone at your office walks in the same path on the carpet, the carpet will quickly show warn spots in those areas. Those same areas will receive the most amounts of dirt and soil on them while other areas never get walked on. Moving furniture around forces people to walk in different areas of the carpet preventing the carpeting to get worn too quickly in the same areas.
  • Using entryway mats. Using entryway mats limit the amount of soil brought in and tracked onto the carpets. Entryway mats are especially useful during the winter months when salt from the roads and sidewalks can stain the carpeting.
  • Schedule a professional cleaning. Professional carpet cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil in your carpets. We generally recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned at least every 12 months. However, we may suggest having your carpets cleaning more frequently based on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting.

Call SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua today for professional carpet cleaning at (585) 393-0310

Get Back to Business after Water Damage

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Finding water damage at your commercial property, is a business owner’s worst nightmare! The first thing to do is to call SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua!  The quicker we’re on site to start the drying process, the better the odds for us to save and restore. 

SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua has the right tools and techniques to get your business back up and running sooner. We remove all standing water, place commercial air movers to circulate the air and commercial dehumidifiers to remove the moisture in the environment and monitor the drying process daily to ensure drying is effective as possible to return your business to regular operations.

SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year which makes us the best when it comes to commercial water damage cleanup. We are faster to any size disaster!

Call us at (585) 393-0310 when you need us at your Canandaigua property, and we will deploy a team as quickly as possible.

Restoring your Commercial Property after a Water Damage

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage events at Victor or Canandaigua 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 Victor/Canandaigua

SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua 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.

Have water damage in your business? Call us today! (585) 393-0310

Electrical Safety Tips!

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

In the past year, SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua has seen numerous electrical fires. One fire in Victor was caused by a cell phone charger and the entire single-family home burned to the ground.

SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua recommends the following tips to make sure you are protected:

  1. Electrical Extension Cords. If you have tenants regularly using extension cords, you may need additional outlets installed in some units. Extension cords are always meant to be a short-term solution.
  2. Tamper Resistant Outlets. Install tamper resistant outlets for day care centers or schools to ensure no one gets shocked or no inappropriate objects are put into outlets.
  3. GFCI Outlets. Inspect GFCI outlets to reduce risk of electrical shock to your tenants. National Code requires them in all kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and outdoor areas.
  4. Panel and AFCI Receptacles. Be sure to inspect your electrical panels and AFCI receptacles. Both works to ensure safe conditions if an arc fault is detected. An arc fault is when damaged wiring or a device creates a hot or unsafe situation.

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  • Emergency Contact
  • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  • Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  • Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Cleaning and Repair
  • Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (585) 393-0310

Preparing a Church for a Disaster

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Places of worship are so important to us. They are often a place for shelter in the midst of a disaster. That is why it is so important that all churches are prepared for the worst to come. 

Here are some tips at preparing your place of worship for a disaster:

  1. Identify hazards or threats early
  2. Take necessary precautions for those hazards or threats.
  3. Plan evacuations
  4. Train your church staff for emergency readiness and response.
  5. Prepare surrounding members of the community. 
  6. Be prepared to provide help or aid to your church members after a disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua is faster to any size disaster. If you or your church finds yourself in need, give us a call at (585) 393-0310

Preventing Water Damage During Business Closures

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

There are plenty of reason you might need to close your business in Atlanta, GA. When you're away, your site might be at risk for catastrophic flood damage. Water pipe repair is costly, so consider doing some preventative work if:
• You operate seasonally
• You were recently the victim of a fire or other premises damage
• Your location was shut down by legal authorities
• You're moving to a different location and selling your former property
• You temporarily suspended operations for an update or remodel

Regardless of the reason you decide to shutter your shop, the last thing you want is to come back to a disaster area. Here are a few steps that could prevent water damage while you and your staff are elsewhere.

Keep Your Equipment Working

One of the easiest ways you can safeguard your location against water damage is by maintaining your flood control equipment. Sump pumps are by far the most common water management tools, so check your pump batteries and ensure proper mechanical operation before you leave for any amount of time.

Close the Valves

You could also shut off your main water control. It's always a good idea to be familiar with these control valves: Quick reactions to a broken pipe can save hundreds of dollars in water pipe repair costs down the road.

Insulate

Insulation is usually considered as prevention against freezing. However, you might be able to get something out of insulating your pipes even if you aren't afraid of them bursting. A little bit of insulation could control minor leaks, protecting sensitive equipment or interior finishes.

It's relatively easy to make sure you have a clean and dry site to come back to, not a flooded one. These are not steps you want to perform every time you leave. However, if you are planning on being gone for more than a few days, these simple processes could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on cleanup and water pipe repair.

Commercial Restoration

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Burbank 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. 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 Victor/Canandaigua

SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua 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.

Mold in your Business

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your business. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your business.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Burbank for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua specializes in mold cleanup and restoration; in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (585) 393-0310 

Are you Prepared?

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

How likely is a business to survive a disaster such as a fire, flood or water damage? Well it has been determined that 50% of businesses that close due to this never reopen. How do you prepare yourself or your business to survive something like that? A plan needs to be placed in case of emergency everyone is prepared. Therefore the question that needs to be as is:  

Are you “Ready for whatever happens?”

Being prepared is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood.  Another key component is timing. Make sure everything is pre figured out before something happens and not during or after. 

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Plan serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information or can be an ideal supplement to any well-designed emergency preparedness or existing contingency program.  Rather than simply reacting to disaster situations, most prefer proactive measures to establish a relationship with a restoration services company. 

Luckily SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua can help you develop your personalized Emergency READY Plan now! By working with us your business will receive the benefit of over 30 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.  SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua is a leader in water and fire damage response and in a timely manner will help you get your property back in working order.

Call our SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua office at (585) 393-0310 to learn more on how to set up this profile for your facility and get prepared before disaster strikes!

Preparing a Church for a Disaster

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Places of worship are so important to us. They are often a go to place for shelter in the midst of a disaster. That is why it is so important that all churches are prepared for the worst to come. 

Here are some tips at preparing your place of worship for a disaster:

1. Identify hazards or threats early

2. Take necessary precautions for those hazards or threats.

3. Plan evacuations

4. Train your church staff for emergency readiness and response.

5. Prepare surrounding members of the community. 

6. Be prepared to provide help or aid to your church members after a disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of South East Monroe County is faster to any size disaster. If you or your church finds yourself in need, give us a call at 585-641-0040!

Make Sure your Business is Ready at All Times!

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

When fire or water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. That’s why knowing the easiest ways to contact SERVPRO® of Victor/Canandaigua is so important. Just go to our website on your mobile phone or call 585-393-0310 to get the team that’s faster to any size disaster. We’re a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water or fire. So whether you’re responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000 – be ready for the worst with the very best.

Here are 8 reasons why your company should get an Emergency Ready Profile® today on every one of your buildings.

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

SERVPRO® of Victor/Canandaigua is part of a Franchise System that has more than 50 years of leadership in cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon. We are quietly taking to the streets, every hour of every day, proving that whenever there is a house full of water or an office full of smoke, there is also a van full of clean.

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

ERP Advantages

  • A no cost assessment of your facility 
    • This means this 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 you get back into your building following a disaster
    • This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua 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 the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money 
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    • Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens"

Commercial Large Loss

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

A water main break on Sunday caused this commercial building to have a major flood.  This affected their main store area, kitchen,  cafeteria, and a few offices.  The water and dirt brought in from outside left a lot of damage to their business. 

SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua was called on Monday to help clean up the mess.  And the business owners were very glad they were able to save their merchandise from any further damage.  They couldn't believe we were able to respond so quickly and with a large amount of drying equipment. Our customer was thrilled with the results.

SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua was able to make it "Like it never even happened" and they were fully operational within the same week as the loss.

Commercial Duct Cleaning

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

  • The process begins by using patented equipment, including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts tot he duct's shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins. 
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of particles in the air-stream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua Today! (585) 393-0310

Time is a Precious Commodity

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua for all your commercial cleaning needs. Did you know when you hire SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua for maintenance cleaning, you get around-the-clock restoration services built with you in mind? Quality cleaning and quick response - that's the SERVPRO way.

Can't figure out how to get the job done? Call SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua for all your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price.

SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua is committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recover costs.

Commercial Post Construction Cleaning

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Post Construction Cleaning

Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, its time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint, and decorate. SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building for interior design.

Dehumidification and Drying 

During the construction phase, a building can trap moisture. Excessive moisture could result in mold growth. If you think one of your projects may have a moisture issue, rely on SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua to provide the help you need eliminating moisture and preventing the potential for mold growth. 

Final Cleaning

You want the facility to look its best when the doors open. SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua provides cleaning services to give the building that extra shine. Service include:

  • Carpet, resilient and non-resilient floor prep and finish 
  • Ceiling, walls and fixture cleaning 
  • Deodorization 
  • Air Duct Cleaning 
  • Debris Removal (if necessary)
  • Window Cleaning

Call SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua Today!!!  (585) 393-0310

Commercial Large Loss

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

A water main break on Sunday caused this commercial building to have a major flood.  This affected their main store area, kitchen,  cafeteria, and a few offices.  The water and dirt brought in from outside left a lot of damage to their business. 

SERVPRO of North East Monroe County was called on Monday to help clean up the mess.  And the business owners were very glad they were able to save their merchandise from any further damage.  They couldn't believe we were able to respond so quickly and with a large amount of drying equipment. Our customer was thrilled with the results.

SERVPRO of N.E. Monroe County was able to make it "Like it never even happened" and they were fully operational within the same week as the loss.

SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as a fire or a flood, never reopen! Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planing can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. Preparation is a key component for making it through and size disaster, whether it's a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happened, but well before it happens.

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

No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself "Are you ready for whatever happens?" 

CALL SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua Today to set up and appointment for your FREE ERP!! (585)393-0310

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

6 Advantages of the SERVPRO ERP

  • A no cost assessment of your facility 
    • This means this 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 you get back into your building following a disaster
    • This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Victor/Canandaigua as you 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 the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority area and priority contact information.
    • Having a quick reference of what to do , how to do it  and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."