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Our ERP Makes Water Mitigation More Efficient in Bellevue
Commercial damage restoration services for your business need to be handled by SERVPRO. We have the manpower and equipment.
You can be Prepared for Water Mitigation and More
The Emergency READY Profile (ERP) from SERVPRO helps businesses prepare for disasters by giving their employees a dedicated series of steps to take when a disaster strikes. The ERP keeps the overall costs of water mitigation manageable in Bellevue.
The ERP is a no-cost program that helps us arrive as quickly as possible to start working on saving your business in Bellevue. Water mitigation work helps protect your business from needing additional services related to the initial disaster. The information business owners include in their Profile means we can provide a highly targeted and precise response.
When your business requires water mitigation or other disaster-related response, you want experienced professionals who know how to work efficiently. The ERP is something all businesses can benefit from, regardless of their size. Companies that add our ERP to their disaster preparedness plan fare much better than companies that decided not to use the program. Here are some major benefits of enrolling in SERVPRO’s ERP:
- Accessibility for all managers through our apps,
- Includes information to help keep your employees safe, and
- Details on unique information regarding your facilities.
Information regarding insurance, permission for services, the location of shut-off valves, and other crucial information is accessible through our ERP. These details are available via our app, which is compatible with both Android and Apple phones.
Evacuation plans show the quickest route out of a building while occupied. Not all disasters happen during off-hours, and your employees are your most valuable asset. The ERP can show areas to avoid, also, or that require specialized gear before entering.
You can include helpful explanations of interior architecture that might create hindrances to our technicians or their equipment, like split levels that might become hidden in a water emergency. Out-of-the-way entrances to your building that we can use can help by keeping your usual entryways open in their customary manner.
Call SERVPRO of Bellevue West at (425) 454-3900 to learn more about how the Emergency READY Plan can help your business recover after a disaster.
Fire Restoration in Bellevue Eateries Is Fast with SERVPRO
SERVPRO cleans fire damaged commercial properties, working hard, to keep the doors open in a Bellevue restaurant.
Cleaning Content During Fire Restoration in Bellevue Restaurants
Fire incidents in eateries can cripple the business, but a fast and efficient response is the best way to get back on track. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO for fire cleanup of your commercial Bellevue properties can limit the extent and severity of the damage to the contents.
SERVPRO techs use various cleaning strategies to quickly remove smoke and soot residue during the fire restoration of your Bellevue property. Some of the methods that we routinely use in restorative cleaning of the contents in fire-damaged commercial properties include-
- Dry cleaning
- Wet cleaning
- Abrasive cleaning
- Immersion cleaning
The choice of the cleaning method depends on the nature of the soot and the damaged item.
What is Immersion Cleaning?
Immersion cleaning is most effective for materials that can withstand being completely saturated with a cleaning agent. The item requiring soot removal is dipped in a bath of the cleaning product, and the soils are loosened with scrubbers.
One easier and less labor-intensive type of immersion cleaning SERVPRO techs use in Bellevue properties involves ultrasonic sound waves. In this method, high-frequency sound waves provide the agitation required to loosen the soils. Millions of tiny bubbles are created in the liquid in an ultrasonic tank as the sound waves repeatedly compress and expand the molecules.
The bubbles implode in seconds creating high temperatures and microscopic jet streams that provide agitation to loosen the soils. The energy (frequency) of the sound waves and the cleaning agent used depends on the type of residue. SERVPRO techs spend several hours mastering the use of this method to clean fire-damaged contents.
If you need help with fire restoration of your commercial properties, call SERVPRO of Bellevue West at (425) 454-3900.
The Benefits of Professional Services for Water Damage Restoration in Bellevue
When pipes at your business location break and leak, water damage often follows. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 - 365 days a year to investigate the cause.
SERVPRO Can Help your Bellevue Business Recover after a Water Intrusion Event
Water intrusion can be a nuisance for your business and damage the premises. One area commonly damaged in any size water intrusion is carpets, as these tend to be soaked by any leaking pipes, faucets, or appliances. Our team delivers expert mitigation and emergency services to help reduce the expenses of a water intrusion event. Once these vital tasks are complete, we can begin the restoration process, not least by restoring carpets, sofas, and chairs to their former glory. At SERVPRO, we have a dedicated Color Repair Technician (CRT) to help ensure that staining, dye bleeding, or watermarks are taken care of to a professional standard. We can help with:
- Textile restoration
- Removing watermarks
- Restoring carpeting and fabrics
To become a practising CRT technician capable of performing commercial water damage restoration in Bellevue, you must first complete two certifications. These certifications include Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) and Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CCMT). Holding qualifications like these ensures that our restoration technicians have the requisite expertise. CRT technicians can make informed decisions about natural versus synthetic dyes, assess fiber types in any material, and address common problems like color loss of textiles from bleaching. Ultimately, a SERVPRO technician can help make quick decisions regarding each fabric that has received damage from water exposure and often restore them to a preloss condition.
- Sometimes exposure to water can cause watermarks- where part of a textile becomes washed out compared with unaffected areas.
- We can color match your business's textiles and re-dye them to remove watermarks or fading materials.
- Our industry-leading training helps to reduce the likelihood of cleaning agents inadvertently causing further harm to textiles or their color.
Let us restore your business to a preloss condition after water intrusion. Contact SERVPRO of Bellevue West for commercial water damage restoration at (425) 454-3900.
What Are the Advantages of Thorough Fire and Smoke Cleanup for Clyde Hill Premises?
Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bellevue West to help with fire restoration to your property.
SERVPRO Uses State-Of-The-Art Equipment in Clyde Hill Properties Improving Restoration
There is no question regarding the need to clean your premises after a fire. What might not be clear is how much effort you have to dedicate to the cleanup processes that you perform at your Clyde Hill premises. Being thorough enhances the benefits of cleaning as a fire restoration approach. However, sufficient effort and resources are necessary to guarantee thoroughness.
Your desire to perform thorough fire smoke cleanup at your Clyde Hill facility might not always be realized unless a professional handles the procedure. Such assistance avails sophisticated equipment, better technical skills, and in many cases, better cleaning products. SERVPRO has a strong sense of duty and thus takes every possible step to guarantee better outcomes.
Benefits that accrue from thorough smoke cleanup include:
- Better Indoor air quality
- Limited follow-up maintenance
- Lower replacement costs
Cleaning is more than just a way to remove soils from materials and contents. It can play a protective role against the physical deterioration triggered by soot and other corrosive smoke residues, which necessitate follow-up maintenance. Deterioration from such exposure takes time before damaging various items like doorknobs, hinges, and other metal accessories. When our SERVPRO technicians use vacuum cleaners, we can lift off all soot residues preventing such deterioration.
Replacing damaged materials after a fire may be necessary, but it is the most expensive solution. Apart from the materials consumed by flames, replacements are essential for stained or discolored materials. Thorough cleaning, especially through specialized techniques, can help eliminate the need for replacements prompted by heavy soiling.
Specialized fire cleaning techniques include:
- Soda blasting
- Ultrasonic cleaning
- Use of specially formulated reagents
SERVPRO of Bellevue West has significant experience handling fire and smoke cleanup eliminating the effects of fire “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (425) 454-3900.
What Does Water Damage Mitigation Look Like for Clyde Hill Commercial Properties?
SERVPRO commercial damage restoration service is top-notch. We use the latest technology and equipment for every job.
SERVPRO’s Water Cleanup and Damage Mitigation Offers Fast, Efficient Results for Clyde Hill Businesses
No matter the cause of any water damage incident within a Clyde Hill commercial space, it is all about how mitigation and cleanup are planned and executed. If there is a significant amount of water damage, you want to have a team like SERVPRO that offers fast response and proven methods while using the right equipment and products for the job. We work to restore versus replace whenever possible, all to save you as much money and time possible. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!
Water damage mitigation for Clyde Hill commercial properties starts with initial contact. Within hours of your call, we mobilize our Green Fleet to your door to begin an assessment. Immediately following assessment and mitigation planning, water removal services start. Any kind of pooling can be destructive to your structural elements and also pose a hazard for employees. We have many ways of tackling trapped moisture that may have traveled behind machinery and furniture to eliminate the chance of secondary damage or the onset of mold and mildew.
Whether you have ceiling leaks or burst pipes, drying must go hand in hand with water cleanup. Drying areas behind wallboards or carpeting may call for a combination of evaporative tools. Our team adjusts equipment and placement as we go to help achieve the best results. Some of the equipment used to remove moisture and restore relative humidity (RH) while addressing indoor air quality (IAQ) may include:
- Air movers and industrial fans
- Drying mats
- Portable electric heaters
- Injectidry system
You can trust our professional team at SERVPRO of Bellevue West to carefully and strategically address your commercial water damage mitigation needs. We save you a great deal of downtime and money so that your business gets back to normal, “Like it never even happened.” Give us a phone call whenever you need us at (425) 454-3900.
Restaurant Fire Damage in Bellevue Calls for Skilled Restoration Efforts
No matter the size and destruction to your commercial building, SERVPRO handles all commercial damage restoration projects. Call now!
When Bellevue Business Owners Require Fast, Efficient Fire Damage Restoration, SERVPRO is Available 24/7
You may have heard stories of fire damage taking out a business to the point of no return. However, if the scope of the fire is not too devastating, there is a chance for total recovery. When you have a kitchen fire in your restaurant, you need skilled technicians on the scene to handle the job. The last thing any Bellevue restaurant or bakery owner wants is the lingering odors left behind by soot and smoke. SERVPRO features odor control technicians (OCT) that will make your dining establishment like-new again, “Like it never even happened.”
Depending on the fire event, SERVPRO takes the time to study all elements of your commercial space to determine the right course of action. When it comes to smoke remediation and fire damage restoration in Bellevue, our crew must look at the source for all harsh odors while working to remove debris and clean up any standing water.
Our Tools of the Trade
With the proper deodorization practices, our team can neutralize odors. Fire debris removal is just one step of the process. We also have a variety of products and industrial equipment loaded onto the vehicles in our Green Fleet to help make our job easier. Some of the tools in our arsenal includes:
- Odor counteractant beads
- Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration
- Thermal fogging equipment
- Ozone machines
- HVAC/exhaust system cleaning
- Hydroxyl generators
- EPA-registered cleaning agents
With any fire and smoke damage project, controlled demolition is usually part of the plan. We take the time to remove unsalvageable materials from your restaurant, including drywall, carpeting, fixtures, and more. Everything gets replaced and finished off so that you are back in business sooner than later.
Calling on SERVPRO of Bellevue West is your best course of action whenever you require commercial fire damage restoration. You can reach us online or by calling (425) 454-3900.
What are Typical Reasons For Bellevue Commercial Water Damage?
SERVPRO can clean up and disinfect water damage and backups in Bellevue commercial properties, including sewage blockage in restrooms
Bellevue Commercial Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Cleanup Services
Many Bellevue business owners start off doing monthly inspections on their properties to look for leaks and signs of water damage; however, the task may get put off as time goes on.
Some commercial water damage occurs without warning in Bellevue properties, such as a sewage backup or flood damage from storms. However, the slow leaks can lead to large-scale damages, including the need for mold remediation. Other frequently seen reasons for water cleanup restoration services by SERVPRO include:
- Sudden pipe burst
- Leaking or faulty sprinkler systems
- Damaged roofs and windows
- Slow leaks behind walls
- Restroom backups
Most business owners would prefer to stay open during the water restoration services; however, that is not always possible. SERVPRO technicians inspect the property upon arrival and can give a time frame for how long the water cleanup will take and if it is safe to remain open or on-site for the property owner. In cases where the water has degraded or contains sewage, or the building is structurally unsound due to sagging ceilings or other issues, SERVPRO will opt for the safest course of action for all.
In cases where the flooring is slab or tile, the danger of slip and fall hazards during the water restoration services may require that the work-site area get taped off with security tape while the rest of the building remains open. Before the building reopens, the technicians verify that the structure reads as attaining drying goals using their various types of moisture detection equipment and visual inspections. The final step is to sanitize all surfaces, so the employees and customers come back to a healthy environment when the property reopens for business as usual.
SERVPRO of Bellevue West at (425) 454-3900 supports the local Bellevue community with all types of commercial water damage cleanup and restoration service.
Commercial Fire Damage Cleaning Process
Fire emergencies are one of the most common disasters that business owners have to prepare for in advance. Fire damage may be because of negligence, electrical fire, or accidental fire within your facility. Regardless of the cause of fire, soot damage, fire damage, and smoke damage are inevitable and one can only minimize their extent. The best way to deal with commercial fire accidents is putting in place preventative mechanisms; sprinklers and suppression systems. Every commercial building should have a utility room fire that stores all firefighter’s tools like fire suppression materials, fire sprinkler system, fire hose, and a fire truck should be easily available.
Below are general steps that are involved in fire restoration in case of commercial fire damage:
i. Emergency contact
After a commercial fire accident, the first step you should take is to contact a fire restoration company. The company’s agent will seek to know about the extent of the fire damage to know the number of fire trucks and firefighters to dispatch to your premise. The fire restoration agent may also seek clarification on any fire suppression and fire sprinkler system in place. You should ensure that electricity and water supply are cut to avoid electrical fire and water damage.
ii. Inspection and Assessment
Once you have informed your fire restoration company of the commercial fire damage, they will send their agents to carry out inspection and assessment. Inspection and assessment should focus on soot damage, smoke damage, and determine the extent of the damages. Fire damage inspection is necessary as it helps with the development of an action plan for fire restoration after a fire accident.
iii. Documentation of the damages caused by the fire
It is important to record videos and take pictures of your damaged premises, as this will help you in filling claim forms for compensation from your insurer. You should do damage documentation as soon as you are able to access the premises safely.
iv. Immediate board-up and roof tarp service
The restoration company personnel will then carry out board-up and roof tarp services because fire damages might compromise your walls, windows, and doors. This will ensure that you guarantee security of your personal belongings.
v. Water removal and drying
Firefighters often use water for fire suppression through the fire sprinkler system or fire trucks. A fire sprinkler system needs a long fire hose to be efficient when dealing with utility room fire or electrical fire. Water use by a firefighter can lead to further damage hence the need for water removal and drying.
vi. Handling smoke damage and soot damage on all surfaces
The unavoidable damages that accompany a fire are soot damage and smoke damage. There are specialized equipment and techniques that professionals use to remove soot and smoke traces from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
vii. Cleaning and Sanitizing
This stage involves restoring the state of belongings to the condition they were before the commercial fire damage. Deodorization will help in getting rid of odors while scrubbers and fogging equipment helps in addressing the soot and smoke traces. Sanitation is also a commercial disinfection process.
An effective fire restoration process is efficient and quick; call us at 425-454-3900 if you need assistance. Visit http://www.SERVPRObellevuewest.com for more information on fire damage.
Keeping Summer Cooling Costs Down
Summer of 2021 experienced record high temperatures in the Pacific Northwest and everyone who didn’t have air conditioning was picking up the phone to call their local HVAC company. During the summer it can become very hard to keep your business a decent temperature as the weather gets increasingly warmer. Large amounts of square footage to cool can result in a very high AC bill. Keeping the air conditioner running can add up fast and surprise you when the bill comes; no one wants to spend a fortune on this intangible product. Listed below are some very helpful tips to keep your bill down and your business cool without overspending.
- Do not cool rooms when you are not in them. A typical workday is 8 hours long. If you turn off your AC for the other 16 hours of the day to save 2/3rds of your bill. This is one of the most effective way of saving money.
- Replacing a used AC filter. Changing out your AC filter can help it run up to 15% more efficiently saving energy, money and cooling down a building faster. Do you know how old your filter is?
- While it may be tempting do not turn down your thermostat colder than usual. You might think that turning your temperature down more will cool your building faster but that is not true. It will take just as long to get just as cold and will use more energy raising your bill. Keep your thermostat at your normal temperature and it will cool just as fast and not raise your bill as much.
- Ceiling fans can make your building colder without and extra cost. Ceiling fans will allow you to raise the thermostat roughly 4 degrees without noticing an increase in your energy bill.
Hopefully these tips can help your building stay cool while not raising your energy bill. If you have more questions about keeping your cooling bill down during the heat call SERVPRO of Bellevue West at 425-454-3900. We will you help you get prepared!
Tips to Prepare Your Business in the Event of A Fire
All commercial property owners hope nothing bad will ever happen to their building. However, it is best to still have a fire contingency plan in place. There is a chance you will never need to put it into action, but in the event you do need it, you will be thankful it is there. Develop an evacuation plan using resources from your local fire department in Bellevue, Washington, to ensure you cover all essential points.
1. Create a Command Structure
When a fire breaks out, you want everyone to know what they are supposed to do. You should assign one individual to be in charge of communications and inform everyone in the vicinity of the fire. Someone will also need to be in charge of reaching out to the fire department to extinguish the flames. Finally, one person should oversee the recovery efforts and reach out to fire remediation experts so that restoration begins right away.
2. Train Employees to Prevent Fires
Your contingency plan should involve more than simply responding to a fire. It should involve how you are going to be proactive in preventing one in the first place. This may include hosting seminars where a professional firefighter teaches employees about common fire hazards around the workplace. Preventive efforts should also involve having your building’s fire alarms and fire extinguishers inspected regularly.
3. Create a Staffing Plan
Your business operations will naturally be interrupted immediately following a fire. You can reduce the financial impact of this by having a plan to maintain operations while the building is getting repaired. Some employees may be able to do some of their duties at home.
You will feel a lot more at ease once you have a detailed fire contingency plan in place. You may never need it, but it could help your business tremendously if it ever does need to come into play.
For more on fire tips visit http://www.SERVPRObellevuewest.com.
Covid-19 Impacts to Commercial Industries
When 2020 began few could have foreseen how Covid-19 would radically change the lives of many. With travel bans, economic shut-downs and a 'Stay at Home' order many industries were impacted.
Residential construction was deemed non-essential, but as it lifted the industry was lucky to see increased demand. More individuals are looking to remodel or accommodate home offices. Companies had to learn how to adapt their safety procedures in order to continue work.
Retail space is focusing on managing customer traffic, occupancy levels and safety procedures. Distance markers, one way aisles, mask requirements and sanitation procedures are the new norm. Unfortunately restaurants have suffered greatly due to stricter regulations than other industries.
Commercial office space has taken a hit as many companies transitioned to online platforms and eliminated in-person work space. Commercial business that has stayed open has modified and put more safety protocols in place. SERVPRO of Bellevue West is proud to offer Covid-19 commercial decontamination services, contributing to helping keep offices, business and restaurants open.
Focusing on the positive and staying creative with modifying space and updating safety protocols has kept business afloat for many. An action plan is more important than ever as we learn to adapt on this rollercoaster of economic change. Having a network to help you through tough situations is vital and SERVPRO of Bellevue West is proud to be on the front lines. We are passionate about helping our customers in times of emergency and uncertainty in order to overcome tough times.
If you have questions about commercial cleaning and decontamination please call us at 425-454-3900.
Cleaning and Disinfecting in Commercial Buildings
With the threat of COVID-19 disinfecting commercial spaces is more important than ever as communities work to minimize the risk of spreading germs. The CDC recommends the following protocols for cleaning:
- Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect.
- Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.
- Cleaning with soap and water reduces number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.
- Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
- More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be required based on level of use.
- Surfaces and objects in public places, such as shopping carts and point of sale keypads should be cleaned and disinfected before each use.
- High touch surfaces include:
- Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.
When disinfecting its always important to keep surfaces wet for a dwell time, utilize good ventilation/ PPE and read the directions on the label carefully. Soft surfaces, electronics and textiles should all be handled according to specific directions. SERVPRO of Bellevue West is trained in the decontamination of commercial buildings and is always happy to provide complimentary inspections for those who are in need of disinfection. Call us at 425-454-3900.
Commercial Cleaning in Bellevue, WA
Here at SERVPRO of Bellevue West we are aware that going back to school this year will look different and may not be in person for some time. We are keeping up on the newest government mandates and helping to support our community in any way that we can. When it is time for school to commence in-person or part-time keep the following tips in mind for your safety and health;
- Wear face coverings, especially when physical distancing is difficult
- Don't share items that are difficult to clean or disinfect
- Wash you hands often with hot water and soap, especially when you return home
- Clearly understand school policies on sickness and when it's appropriate to return to school
- If possible, bring your own food
SERVPRO of Bellevue West is available to clean schools, retail, restaurants, offices, and all commercial buildings through our new highly developed program Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Our team has experience working with the local school districts in emergency situations and has a large enough team equipped to clean any size of commercial building. For an estimate or questions about our cleaning process please call SERVPRO of Bellevue West at 425-454-3900.
Preparing Your Business for Unexpected Events
Are you looking to become more prepared in your business? Consider calling SERVPRO of Bellevue West for an Emergency Ready Profile.
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a startup 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. 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.
The SERVPRO ERP Advantage:
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 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 Bellevue West as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and is close by.
Identification 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. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are “Ready for whatever happens” communicated trust and peace of mind to your clients and employees.
By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you help to minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do, who to call and what to expect in advance is helpful in receiving timely mitigation and can help minimize the effects water and fire damage can have on your business.
Call and schedule an appointment today! 425-454-3900
No Job is Too Big for SERVPRO of Bellevue West
SERVPRO of Bellevue West is just one of SERVPRO’s 1,700 franchises, however we are one of the most capable and well-equipped franchises in the state of Washington. Our highly capable team and has strengths in effort, good communication and experience in all jobs you could possibly imagine. We have performed small jobs that are only a couple of square feet and we have done jobs in multi-floor commercial buildings. Our team is part of the LLRT: Large Loss Response Team in the SERVPRO network meaning we are well equipped to handle large scale losses.
Water, fire, mold, big or small it does not matter. SERVPRO is committed to giving excellent service on every job and will not stop until the job is finished and our customers are satisfied. We define ourselves as an emergency service meaning that if is an emergency, we will have a crew out to a new loss as fast as humanly possible; our rule of thumb in under four hours and is always met typically closer to 2 hours. We have a response policy to guarantee fast response time called “1-4-8”. The 1 in “1-4-8” stands for 1 hour. Within 1 hour we will contact you about the proper services needed for the job at hand. On average it only takes around 15 minutes to complete this process, our team is quick! The 4 stands for 4 hours. Within 4 hours a SERVPRO Professional will be on site to manage this job. This step is so crucial step in minimizing the damage and getting the scope of work and needed equipment. The 8 stands for 8 hours. Within 8 hours a briefing of the project will be shared with the appropriate individuals or groups. The better informed all parties are the better understanding they will have about the scope of work we are performing and why we are performing it.
No matter the size of the job please consider giving SERVPRO of Bellevue West your next call at 425-454-3900. We are always happy to be of service!