Recent Commercial Posts

Commercial Mold

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings are huge investments, which would make sense why finding the right building to invest in requires a lot of vetting. Along with inspecting the square footage for any type of water damage that might have happened in the past, the plumbing will also need to be inspected. Where ever there could have been a moisture issue, mold would have also the opportunity for growth. We want our commercial businesses to grow but mold growth is definitely a growth we want to stop. We her at SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso provide a service that can remedy mold, but first an inspection will need to be preformed.

Even though SERVPRO has offered mold inspections for a few decades, professional mold inspections in commercial buildings are a fairly new concept. Health issues brought about by mold was not advocated for until the 90s, when a light was shed on the possible consequences of mold infestations. Now, homeowners and business owners alike are meticulously inspecting for mold when purchasing a building, as they should be.

Mold can grow on virtually any surface, so long as it is presented with a damp enough climate to persist. Mold spores can be extremely apparent via smell or sight, or it can only be detected through specific testing. Mold survives on or “eats” away at materials, causing damage and change to the look, smell, or structure of whatever it is affecting. Structural changes can include the reliability or strength for a building. For an investor or building owner, this could raise working hazards and building safety.

Allowing employees to work within mold-ridden spaces is another costly situation. Due to mold’s potential health risk, employers and building owners should be weary of allowing employees, visitors, tenants or vendors to inhabit the building. Even if the mold is quarantined to one specific area, it still has the potential to travel through HVAC systems, affecting other areas.

If you are purchasing or currently own a commercial building, a mold inspection should be mandated. A commercial mold remediation company such as your locally owned SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso can perform visual assessments, sampling, and mold remediation strategies. Even if mold is not found, remediation companies can provide insight into future issues. Any situation that is a potential playground for moisture accumulation and mold growth will be addressed by a professional. This includes a leaking roof, structural characteristics that may allow water into the building, building maintenance issues or more.

Scheduling pre-move in mold inspections as well as implementing routine inspections, especially in Southwest Washington, is vital to your building and business.

Business Property Help

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding, water damage and fire damage to a Cowlitz County commercial property can often be complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water or fire 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. Fifty percent of commercial businesses that suffer a loss from a fire, water or some other type of disaster, never recover. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, call your locally owned SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso at 360-703-3884 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso

SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a Fire & 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 so you can be rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

ERP

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

An Emergency Ready Profile, ERP, is the best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster and is a “plan for it now” way to know what to do and what to do and who to contact in advance. An ERP for you business is actually a very important key to timely mitigation and will help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

The Emergency READY Profile that is conducted by a SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso here in our area and solely by SERVPRO as a whole, puts a business in an advantage. The ERP is a no-cost assessment to your facility. This means there is no need to allocate funds thus 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 take a little time to complete, depending on the size of the building and can be performed with a facilities manager or department head.

 An ERP is a great guide to help businesses get back to functioning, making revenue and getting employees back to work and into the building following a disaster. It will help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. An ERP will save you time. It will also establish SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

SERVPRO is an industry leader in mitigation and restoration that the insurance industry has respected and chosen for more than 45 years.

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.” Give us a call today and set up your zero-cost ERP (360)703-3884.

Services to Help Your Business

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

At your local SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso we offer a variety of resources and services for all types of commercial businesses. Whether it is a cleanup of a Fire or Water Emergency, Vandalism, Mold Remediation, or general cleaning, we have you covered! 

We know the demands of running and maintaining a business and how an unforeseen disaster can cause a tremendous amount of chaos and eventual loss of revenue. Your local SERVPRO has a creditable reputation and are known for our fast and professional response to any size disaster. Our highly trained restoration staff can help guide you through the process and get you back to business.

Fire Damage Restoration

When your business is affected by fire or smoke damage, productivity can experience a significant loss. Water damage is also a common secondary loss when a fire occurs, due to the fire-fighting efforts. As a trusted leader in fire and water damage restoration SERVPRO has extensive training that's required. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration
  • Odor Control
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage Restoration

Flooding and water damage seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. We have the expertise and equipment to properly restore any size of commercial or property loss. The water removal process is completed by our highly-trained technicians. Who will document the drying process to ensure it’s complete. 

Mold Remediation

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

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialist 

Cleaning Service

  • Vandalism
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floor
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Drapes and Blinds

Commercial Fire Info

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

A Commercial business is engulfed in flames A Commercial business is engulfed in flames

Has your business or commercial property experiences a fire? Do you know of a commercial business that has suffered a fire loss and recovered from it? It does not matter if it a home or a business, having a fire interruption can be very emotionally stressful and can have a tremendous financial impact. It can be ravaging, daunting and excessively overwhelming. So get in touch with insurance agent and make sure you are properly covered!

We know that fire damage is devastating, but it's still not over when the fire is out. Every moment spent out of the office costs your business productivity and is accumulating loss of revenue. On top of fire, smoke, and soot damage that your business may endure, water damage caused by the efforts of extinguishing the fire similarly to water damage, fire and smoke damage worsens the longer you wait to call a professional.  

Smoke and water do more damage than most people realize. Besides the complete removal of damaged walls, floors and contents, some of the services we offer are:

  • Complete and thorough itemization of your belongings
  • Dry and sealed storage
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Professional deodorization
  • Removal of smoke and odor

If you have a fire emergency, don't wait to call SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso. We are fully equipped and ready to handle any size loss.   

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Locally Owned and Operated 
  • Highly Trained Fire Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry by the Insurance industry for more than 45 years.

Professional fire and smoke mitigation is essential to restore your commercial property to its pre-fire condition. Let us help get your business “back in business” (360)703-3884!

Commercial Mold

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Sheetrock cut down hall Sheetrock cut down hall

If your commercial business is located in Washington or Oregon, it can easily become a breeding ground for mold growth. Even with regular inspection and maintenance, mold problems can still occur. Excess moisture and dust can linger in hidden places and combine forces to cause a fungal infestation that can only be remedied by mold remediation experts. Here are the top four places you might find mold hiding, in your commercial building.

1. Carpet:
Carpet has many crevices where mold spores can hide and many surfaces to which it is easy for mold to adhere. While you can't prevent all spills and can't always control how well people clean up after themselves when they do spill, you can dehumidify the room by increasing air flow to the area. This can help dry out the carpet and prevent mold growth.

2. Ceiling Tiles:
Ceiling tiles are often made of porous material, which allows mold to take root. Watch out for water damage in ceiling tiles and get it fixed as soon as possible. It only takes a day or two for mold to start to grow in places where leaks have occurred. Because the growth usually starts on the side of the tile that is hidden, it can become a big problem before it is noticed.

3. Walls:
Walls present the same difficulty that ceiling tiles do. The moisture problem contributing to the mold issue is often inside the wall and thus can become significantly moldy long before it is detected. When this happens, it is best to let remediation experts handle the problem to ensure it is resolved completely.

4. Air Ducts:
The dust in air ducts can attract mold spores and give them a place to grow. When coupled with high humidity, the mold problem gets larger. Regular cleaning and maintenance of the HVAC system is necessary to detect or prevent mold problems in the ducts.

If your business has suffered a water damage in the past, a proper dry out is vital.  You can't always prevent mold growth. You can, however as the business owner, can be proactive. Walk and inspect your building at least once a month. If you see a spot of moisture or a dark shadow in a place it should not be, call the bright green clean up team at SERVPRO Longview/Kelso. We will come out and perform a moisture inspection with our meters. We will perform a visual mold inspection and if need be complete mold remediation.

Restoring Your Commercial Property

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles parked in front of senior living facility. SERVPRO vehicles parked in front of senior living facility.

Water damages, big or small, that effect commercial properties in Cowlitz County are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup, such as the break room refrigerators water supply line sprang a leak or a large scale event like an upstairs toilet ran all through the night sending hundreds of gallons of water through the ceiling down to the rooms below, 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 professionally trained and certified technicians strive to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and work diligently 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. We understand that just like every residential house is different, so are commercial buildings. Floor plans, building materials, stored product are just a few to be named. 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 Longview/Kelso

SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso 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 SERVPROs corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Restoring Commercial Business

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Disaster Recovery Team Disaster Recovery Team get set up outside a local Hospital after thousands of gallons of water flooding in from an over worked outside drain.

Did you know that a commercial property is commonly at a higher risk of experiencing different types of damages than a residential home? Good news, SERVPRO does and when a commercial building is affected by a disaster, they’ll need a commercial restoration company with experience and resources to return the property to its preloss condition fast. 

SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso has a considerable amount of experience in residential and commercial restoration services. Our team of experts offers a variety of services such as:

Our professionals have the training and equipment needed to restore your commercial business, after common issues with minimal interruption to your daily operations if possible. SERVPRO also provides disaster planning to ensure that your property is protected in case future damage occurs!

At SERVPRO, we offer 24/7 commercial restoration services for damage caused by water, fire, smoke, mold, storms, and other disasters

What makes SERVPRO Restoration different from other commercial restoration businesses? We offer multiple services through one point of contact. This means you only need one number to reach our emergency services mitigation, contents cleaning, insurance claims assistance, and disaster planning teams. You can depend on us for additional commercial damage services like cost savings and online emergency ready planning.

SERVPRO has great dedication, resourcefulness, and outstanding customer service. Our franchise organization is proud to provide fast, high-quality cleanup and restoration services to both commercial and residential properties. 

Locally Owned and Operated SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso (360)703-3884.

Mold Remediation and Restoration for your Commercial Business.

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Mold remediation in a commercial building. If you see signs of mold- Call us today (360) 703-3884 SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso.

Commercial buildings are huge investments, which would make sense why finding the right building to invest in requires a lot of vetting. Along with checking square footage, the surrounding area, plumbing, wiring and the works, a mold inspection should be immediate also.

Professional mold inspections in commercial buildings are a fairly new concept. Health issues brought about by mold was not advocated for until the 90s, when a light was shed on the possible consequences of mold infestations. Now, homeowners and business owners alike are meticulous in inspecting for mold when purchasing a building, as they should be.

Mold can grow on virtually any surface, so long as it is presented with a damp enough climate to persist. Mold spores can be extremely apparent via smell or sight, or it can only be detected through specific testing. Mold survives on or “eats” away at materials, causing damage and change to the look, smell, or structure of whatever it is affecting. Structural changes can include the reliability or strength for a building. For an investor or building owner, this could raise working hazards and building safety.

Allowing employees to work within mold-ridden spaces is another costly situation. Due to mold’s potential health risk, employers and building owners should be weary of allowing employees, visitors, tenants or vendors to inhabit the building. Even if the mold is quarantined to one specific area, it still has the potential to travel through HVAC systems, affecting other areas.

If you are purchasing or currently own a commercial building, a mold inspection should be mandated. A commercial mold remediation company such as your locally owned SERVPRO can perform visual assessments, sampling, and mold remediation strategies. Even if mold is not found, remediation companies can provide insight into future issues. Any situation that is a potential playground for moisture accumulation and mold growth will be addressed by a professional. This includes a leaking roof, structural characteristics that may allow water into the building, building maintenance issues or more.

Scheduling pre-move in mold inspections as well as implementing routine inspections, especially in Southwest Washington, are vital to your building and business.

Call SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso today at (360) 703-3884. 

Water Damage Assessment for Commercial Properties.

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technician working at a commercial building. SERVPRO Damage Assessment Practices.

Flooding and water damage events in Southwest Washington 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 Longview/ Kelso

SERVPRO of Longview/ Kelso, 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 a question?

Call us today (360) 703-3884

Resources for Commercial Businesses in Cowlitz County.

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded commercial building. We're here to insure your commercial property is restored properly, you don't have to go in at it alone.

At your local SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso we offer a variety of resources and services for all types of commercial businesses. Whether it is a cleanup due to a water or fire emergency, mold remediation, or just a general carpet cleaning, we have you covered! 

We know the demands of running and maintaining a business and how a unforeseen disaster can cause a tremendous amount of chaos and eventual loss of revenue. Which is why it's important to always have a emergency ready plan (ERP) setup and knowing who to call in thee event of such emergencies. 

Your local SERVPRO has a creditable reputation and are known for our fast and professional response to any size disaster. Our highly trained restoration staff can help guide you through the process and get you back to business.

Water Damage Restoration

Flooding and water damage seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. We have the expertise and equipment to properly restore any size of  commercial or property loss. The water removal process is completed by our highly-trained technicians. Who will document the drying process to ensure it's complete. 

Fire Damage Restoration

When your business is affected by fire or smoke damage, productivity can experience a significant loss. Water damage is also a common secondary loss when a fire occurs, due to the fire fighting efforts. As a trusted leader in fire and water damage restoration SERVPRO has extensive training that's required. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration
  • Odor Control
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration

Mold Remediation

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

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialist 

Cleaning Service

Whether it's removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring and carpets, you can rely on us to make your workplace look it's very best. A few of our commercial services we offer for cleaning:

  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floor
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Storm and Major Events

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. We are here for all of your restoration needs.

Here at SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso, we have the experience, knowledge, and expertise necessary to help you with any mold damage or preventive practices. We are also available for cleanup after fire and water damage. Call us today at (360)703-3884. 

Do you have a Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business?

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO emergency ready profile Be prepared and establish your businesses Emergency Ready Plan today, we're here to help!

As a business owner you always want to make sure you have emergency contacts close by in case anything unexpected happens. SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso realizes that you might not think about the unexpected things that can occur to your business; flooding, tornado damage, etc.

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.

Emergency Ready Program

Our ERP, Emergency Ready Profile is the best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster, plan for it now! 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. The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage is of no-cost assessment to 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. However, 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 Longview/Kelso 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.” Give us a call today and set up your ERP (360)703-3884!

Quick action to a commercial fire can equal big savings.

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

A fire in a commercial building Firefighting efforts can be more complicated with larger commercial buildings and businesses.

If your business or commercial property experiences a fire, it can be ravaging and excessively overwhelming. On top of fire, smoke, and soot damage your business may endure water damage caused by the efforts of extinguishing the fire. Similarly to water damage, fire and smoke damage worsens the longer you wait to call a professional.  

We know that fire damage is devastating, but it's still not over when the fire is out. Every moment spent out of the office costs your business productivity and a accumulating loss of revenue.

Smoke and water do more damage than most people realize. Some of the services we offer are:

  • Removal of smoke and odor
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Professional deodorization
  • Removal of carpets and pads if required

If you have a fire emergency, don't wait to call SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso. We are fully equipped and ready to handle any size loss.   

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Locally Owned and Operated 
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Highly Trained Fire Restoration Technicians

If a fire has damaged your business, SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso is available to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Professional fire and smoke mitigation is essential to restore your commercial property to it's pre-fire condition. Let us help get you back in to business (360)703-3884!

Restoration services for Commercial property's.

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded commercial building Commercial property and business owners should always be prepared, what will you do if a emergency disaster strikes?

A commercial property is commonly at a higher risk of experiencing different types of damage. If your business is affected by a disaster, you’ll need a commercial restoration company with experience and resources to return your property to its preloss condition fast. 

SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso has a considerable amount of experience in residential and commercial restoration services. Our team of experts offers a variety of services such as:

Our professionals have the training and equipment needed to restore your business after common issues with minimal interruption to your daily operations if possible. SERVPRO also provides disaster planning to ensure that your property is protected in case future damage occurs!

At SERVPRO, we offer 24/7 commercial restoration services for damage caused by water, fire, smoke, mold, storms, and other disasters

Why SERVPRO Commercial Restoration Services:

What makes SERVPRO Restoration different from other commercial restoration businesses?

We offer multiple services through one point of contact. This means you only need one number to reach our emergency services mitigation, contents cleaning, insurance claims assistance, and disaster planning teams. You can depend on us for additional commercial damage services like cost savings and online emergency ready planning.

SERVPRO has great dedication, resourcefulness, and outstanding customer service. Our franchise organization is proud to provide fast, high-quality cleanup and restoration services to both commercial and residential properties. 

Locally Owned and Operated SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso (360)703-3884.

Restoring Your Cowlitz County Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event

8/3/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in Cowlitz County 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 Longview/Kelso

SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso 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.