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Commercial Property Water Damage

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Regardless of how it happened, water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether it’s a relatively small water cleanup or a large scale flooding, SERVPRO of McKinney works quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. 

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.

SERVPRO of McKinney 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, our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955 for your water restoration emergencies. We also offer reconstruction services! 

Commercial Water Damage

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

Unwanted water in your McKinney, Texas business can cause major damage to the building and an interruption to your business. Whether it’s from a leaking roof, a ruptured pipe, a toilet overflow or surface water intrusion, water damage is not only upsetting but can lead to loss of revenue due to business interruption, damage to equipment or products, employee downtime, etc. 

Once the source of the water intrusion has been shut off or repaired, SERVPRO of McKinney will work to minimize these losses for you by using multiple highly-efficient drying techniques. Extracting standing water is usually the first step. We have specialty equipment to measure the moisture level in the walls, floors, ceilings, etc., and based on the amount of moisture we will place dehumidifiers and air movers to dry out the wet materials. To prevent secondary damage, sometimes structural components such as carpet, baseboards, drywall, ceiling tile might have to be removed if they are not drying quickly enough. 

If your business experiences water damage, call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955. We also offer reconstruction services!

Commercial Cleaning Services

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of McKinney offers cleaning services including the removal of bio-hazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to perform the necessary bio-remediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize your business property, with the goal to get your property back to business.  

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

SERVPRO franchise professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis. The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, desktops, desk or file cabinet drawer handles, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tabletops at a minimum. The CDC also recommends regular cleaning of the following areas/items: kitchen or food areas, bathrooms, classrooms, offices, retail spaces, water fountains, shelving or racks, sales counters, carpets and rugs, stair handrails, elevators and escalators, playground equipment, and fitness equipment.

SERVPRO professionals are trained to perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for the cleanup process, and disposal of waste.

Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955.

Water Restoration In Your McKinney, Texas Business

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost productivity and revenue. Commercial property damage restoration can present unique challenges and should take into account the following:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Odor Control

Water damage restoration should be done as quickly as possible to minimize lost productivity and therefore lost revenue. SERVPRO of McKinney has the right equipment to extract standing water quickly and efficiently, as well as the right equipment to detect hidden moisture in walls, ceilings, etc. We will then place the proper equipment to thoroughly dry out the structure.

Applied structural drying requires measuring moisture content in all affected materials, placing the right equipment to dry all affected materials, tracking the recovery/drying progress and verifying that industry-standard criteria have been achieved. This is important to ensure the integrity of your business property after any type of water damage has occurred.

Odor control requires solutions that remove or break down odor causing compounds at the molecular level. The unpleasant odor caused by the water damage can last for several weeks after the initial incident, so it’s critically important that odors are removed and not just covered up.  

SERVPRO of McKinney has the training, experience, and equipment to handle commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building, a restaurant or a large warehouse, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955.

Plan in Advance for Emergency Situations

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

In many businesses, the employees rely on the business owner, the supervisor or the maintenance man to take care of a problem in the building if something goes wrong. But what happens if they are in a meeting somewhere else, or on vacation, or even at lunch, and there’s a sudden water leak that needs to be stopped to prevent further damage? Do your employees know what to do? Does everyone know where the water shutoff valve is located?

SERVPRO of McKinney can help any size business take steps in advance to plan for what needs to be done in case of water, fire or storm damage. How, you ask? We will put together an Emergency Ready Profile created especially for your business by SERVPRO of McKinney

By having a plan of action and including it into the regular training at your business, you can minimize the cost if an unplanned event happens like a broken sprinkler head, an overflowing toilet, smoke or fire damage, storm damage, etc. You and your employees will know exactly what to do if a disaster strikes your business.

This is a FREE service that we provide to commercial properties. Make an appointment today to get started! Call SERVPRO of McKinney at (469) 714-4955.

Commercial Sprinkler Systems

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

The potential safety benefits provided by a commercial sprinkler system in case of a fire in a commercial building are immeasurable.  A commercial sprinkler system is a great way to quickly extinguish a small or a large fire. Apartments or condominiums are particularly susceptible to fire damage since residents do not always pay close attention to what might be cooking on the stove. Sprinkler systems can save lives and protect your building from major fire damage. 

However, sprinkler systems can also malfunction and leak; or even worse, the entire system could malfunction resulting in multiple sprinkler heads going off at the same time. If this should happen, the sprinkler system has the power to release hundreds of gallons of water per minute, which can cause major water damage to your commercial building. While a sprinkler system malfunction would be inconvenient for the business and for every tenant, the safety it provides versus the damage a fire can cause is well worth the potential inconvenience. 

If your commercial business suffers a fire or water loss such as this, call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955. SERVPRO of McKinney can help from start to finish with both water mitigation services and reconstruction! 

Plan Ahead in Case of a Disaster

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Just like many people resolve each January to better themselves, many business owners do the same thing for their business. This year, make a resolution to be READY in case a disaster strikes your business! No one ever expects to have a disaster, but now you can be prepared in case it does happen. 

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are “ready for whatever happens.” In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. Some advantages of the Emergency READY Profile include: a cost-free assessment of your facility; a concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency; identifies a line of command for authorizing work to begin if a disaster should strike; and, provides a guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

SERVPRO of McKinney is a locally owned business and is ready to serve our commercial customers 24/7, 365 days a year. Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955

Fire Safety Plan

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

No one likes to think about their commercial property catching fire or how much time and the cost it will take to restore your property. Even more than that, they don't like to imagine what could go wrong if people were inside the building at the time the fire breaks out. You should think about these things, though, because having a fire escape plan for your business could be the very thing that saves someone's life.

Implementing a safety plan can be as simple as following three basic steps.

1. Map Your Routes

Most buildings have an obvious path that can get occupants outside quickly. What happens, though, if that path is blocked by the fire? A quick path is great, but you also need to map alternate routes that allow employees to exit the building safely. Chart possible routes and post them in prominent locations throughout the building to improve your emergency escape plan and the odds of everyone getting out alive.

2. Practice Your Plan

Everyone who works in your building should be familiar with how the fire alarm sounds. It is recommended that you conduct routine fire drills to ensure that everyone knows what they are supposed to do in an emergency situation. Assess the outcome of each drill, and update your fire escape plan accordingly.

3. Keep in Contact

Once everyone has evacuated, you should have a procedure in place for confirming that everyone exited out of the building safely. Have a meeting place and have each person check in as soon as possible. A company roster with contact information should be stored on the cloud or in a secure online location so that it can be easily accessed from your cell phone and used to confirm the safety of those who are not physically present at the meeting site.

Having a fire escape plan is crucial to the safety of those inside your commercial property. 

Helpful Checklist For Property Managers

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

A multifamily unit can be a profitable commercial property monthly. When a storm hits your area however, you have a responsibility to your tenants to act quickly. Their renter's insurance covers their personal property, but your insurance is responsible for yours. Here are four things you need to do as soon as possible when an emergency occurs.

Establish Communication With Tenants

This may be your business, but it's also your tenants homes. It is important to keep them informed of every facet of the storm cleanup process that affects them. Keeping the lines of communication direct and open can help ensure your tenants willing cooperation.

  • Extent of damage
  • Timeline for restoration
  • Whether or not they need temporary housing
  • If the above, when they can expect to return

Call Repair Professionals

You want to get the restoration process started as soon as you can. The best way to do that is to call local flood cleanup specialists at SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955 as soon as the storm is over.

Contact Insurance Company

Another important call to make is to your insurance company. An adjuster will come out to assess the damage for your claim. Assuming you have the proper insurance coverage to pay for the repairs, this can help ease some of the financial burden.

Keep Up With Finances

Your flood insurance may not cover all the costs of the repairs necessary to make the property habitable again. Keep financial records of the costs. Renter's insurance and your property policy may cover a lot of the costs of repairs. The key is to act fast and stay in contact with your tenants.

Preventative Plumbing Maintenance On Your Commercial Property

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Preventative maintenance on your commercial property is one of the most important things a business owner can do to protect their property, tenants and employees.

Make a plan to have routine inspection of plumbing, sprinklers, pumps, and drains. While the inspection schedule for any of these items may vary, at least one full-scale inspection of plumbing equipment per year is recommended.


Fix the minor issues before they become major ones. Plumbing inspections are useless if problems are identified and then not addressed.  Commit to performing annual inspections and fixing small issues before they become substantial issues. It's a bad idea to wait until the issue grows into plumbing problems that can temporarily close down your business.


If you do find your commercial business flooded, don't waste time. Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-360-6076 right away. We provide 24/7 emergency service. As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, we have highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster.  Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quick with the right resources. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Where Is The Water Shutoff Valve At Work?

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Employees usually call on the boss or the maintenance department when something goes wrong at the office. What if the boss or maintenance department isn’t available and a water pipe ruptures or a toilet overflows? Do your employees know what to do?

SERVPRO of McKinney can help business owners and commercial property managers in planning for water, fire or storm damage in advance. How? With a free Emergency Ready Profile created by the SERVPRO Marketing Department. By having a plan of action and including it as part of the regular training at your office you can minimize the damage and repair costs if an unplanned event, like a broken pipe, a fire or any other type of disaster, should happen.

Is your business ready for a disaster? Even a simple pipe burst can cause a lot of damage and headache. With a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile your business can have the critical information to minimize damages, provide the resources for the employees of the company and provide property details and information. This is a FREE service that we provide to commercial properties. Make an appointment today to get started!

If the unthinkable happens, call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955. We’re here to help you 24/7!  

Water Restoration At Your McKinney Business

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties can be complex due to 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.

SERVPRO of McKinney 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, call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

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

Commercial Cleaning Needs

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

When you need cleaning done right and done fast, call SERVPRO for all of your commercial cleaning needs. Whether your property needs emergency cleanup or restoration following water or fire damage, or for maintenance-type cleaning, SERVPRO of McKinney is available 24/7.

Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955 for your emergency restoration needs. If you experience fire or water damage in your facility, you need a quick 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.

With a goal to reduce your business interruptions and recovery costs, SERVPRO of McKinney is committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services, plus the following services:

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning

Emergency Ready Program

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

It is commonly recommended that homeowners should take the necessary steps to winterize their home before the cold winter months arrive; but commercial business owners should do the same thing. A frozen and burst pipe at your business can be even more messy and expensive to remedy and repair than water damage to a home. It is important to have your business properly insulated and your shut off valves identified. This will help reduce the risk of a pipe bursting and minimize the damages should it occur. If your business does suffer this type of damage, having an emergency plan in place will help your business ‘get back to business’ sooner.

SERVPRO of McKinney offers a free Emergency Ready Program (ERP) assessment for your business. This includes a variety of disaster readiness features such as: an app for your phone, shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and identifying the line of command for authorizing work to begin, all of which will help save you time and money in the event of a disaster.

Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 469-714-4955 to begin the ERP process.

Commercial Restoration Services

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. SERVPRO of McKinney, which is locally owned and operated, provides 24 hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the McKinney area. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back in business. SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry.

SERVPRO of McKinney offers:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians

Call SERVPRO of McKinney at 496-714-4955.  Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Commercial Flooding

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

The disruption that flooding and water damage can bring to your commercial property can be costly and frustrating. SERVPRO of McKinney emphasizes speed and timeliness in our commercial restoration projects to help get businesses back up and running. We will work with your schedule to keep you running still as functional as possible.

We are available 24/7 and our crews are able to arrive on-site with the proper equipment within four hours if not sooner of your call. By responding quickly, we help to prevent further damage and materials soaking, saving days or even weeks of restoration time.

Our crews are equipped with professional drying and restoration equipment to ensure they perform as quickly and effectively as possible. Our water extractors pump out standing water at high speeds, our air movers remove any extra moisture from surfaces and our dehumidifiers reduce the humidity levels. Together they work amazing.

Our staff at SERVPRO of McKinney is known for our knowledgeable and kindness assistance all along the way. Technicians are happy to explain what they're doing, and our office staff can help communicate on your behalf with insurance companies.

Commercial Cleaning and Damage Restoration

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO is not just for disasters such as floods, water damage, or fires in the home? We also help Commercial Businesses on their losses! We are here to help get your business back up and running as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Mckinney technicians are certified to clean and sanitize: Upholstery, Carpeting, Hard Flooring, and other hard surfaces. Refresh your carpeting and office cubical- we also specialize in odor removal and deodorization! Additionally, we are available after hours if services are needed when customers and/or clients are not present. That means we are available to assist you 24/7 - 365!

SERVPRO of McKinney technicians are reliable, certified professionals and are here to help return your business to it's preloss condition!

Is your business prepared for a disaster?

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Would your business be prepared in the event of a disaster?

What would you do if your business suffered: Water Damage, Fire Damage, Smoke Damage, Mold, or a Bio-Hazard contamination? Do you have a plan in place? SERPVRO of McKinney offers at no charge a business "Ready Plan" app for your phone that will walk you through a preparedness plan that could save your business $1,000's. 

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. In general, the faster the response time to a disaster, the less secondary damage can occur. SERVPRO of McKinney is "faster to any disaster" and works with you and your employees every step of the way.

The SERVPRO Ready Plan app will guide you through a: Water Damage event, Fire Damage event, Mold, Bio-Hazard contamination, and more. Pre-planning and having this app on the ready can help to give you tremendous peace of mind.

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.

Commercial Water Loss

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time and without notice. The effects of commercial water damage can be devastating to a business owner who is now faced with having to clean up the water damage and needing to reopen their business as soon as possible.

Do you know how to handle water damage at your commercial property? Are you prepared to make the necessary decisions after a pipe breaks, your roof leaks, or the streets flood to protect your property? What is your plan? Who can make the decisions?

Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. A little preparation for a water damage emergency and a plan of action in the event it ever happens can significantly reduce property damage and will get you back to business as soon as possible.

Causes of Commercial Water Damage

Water damage can happen at any time. Whether from natural disasters, leaking roofs, frozen pipes, sewage backups, or flooding, water damage is a serious concern and a major threat to your commercial property.

Understanding the source of the water damage is essential for proper cleanup, as clean water from a broken pipe or a leaking roof during a rainstorm will be treated differently than floodwaters and sewage backups. Always protect your health, and let the commercial water damage experts handle the cleanup and restoration of your property.

Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage

Proper removal and drying of the water is critical after a water damage emergency, and will prevent any long-term problems some experience after attempting water damage cleanup themselves, or by hiring someone who doesn’t have the proper equipment or experience. Mold growth can begin 24-48 hours after water damage, and starting extraction and drying as soon as possible after water damage is your best line of defense against mold

Our Process

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

When you find yourself in a water damage situation it's important you find a trusted crew of professionals to help you restore the issue.. SERVPRO has been trusted by homeowners, property managers, and real estate professionals for over 50 years. We strive on delivering the tools and certified professionals you need to restore your property back to pre loss conditions.

Our strict vetting process insures the highest level of professionalism when serving you and your property. We consider experience, character, and integrity when selecting our employees. This allows us to provide a level of service rarely found in our industry. When you call SERVPRO you can guarantee nothing less than exceptional services.

When working with SERVPRO of McKinney we want you to know ahead of time what to expect. Our staff will be with you and your insurance company every step of the way. Below you will find each step in this process and also how we will help you achieve this goal.

Respond

When a flood happens give us a call immediately. It will be important to remove the standing water as soon as possible. SERVPRO of McKinney is ready to respond to any size disaster 24/7 no matter the time of day. When you contact our office one of our water damage professionals will arrive within 4 hours to start the water extraction process.

Mitigation

Water continues to move from high to low and from wet to dry even when the source of the water has been shut off. Water will continue to move causing further damage to your contents and property until it is properly extracted and removed from the premises. Our goal is to contain and extract the water to prevent any further loss.

Extraction

SERVPRO of McKinney uses professional water extraction equipment to effectively remove water from all the affected areas within your property. Our top of the line equipment is effective on carpet, hardwood and all other hard surfaces. Making sure water is removed from every crevice of your property is our number one goal.

Drying

After all standing water is removed we will start the drying process. By using the science of drying it is possible to pull additional moisture from materials that may have absorbed water during the initial flood. Our water damage professionals will set up air movers and dehumidifiers which work together to achieve this goal. The air movers primary focus is on evaporation while the dehumidifier pull moisture from the air and condense into water which can be pumped out into the nearest drain. Together these are the most effective tools used to remove moisture from any size water damaged structure.

Monitor

After equipment is placed we will return to monitor the drying progress once every 24 hours for the following few days. This is to guarantee your property drys quickly and according to plan by collecting moisture readings daily. If we find that a property is taking longer than usual to dry during these monitor checks we will be able to apply corrective actions in a timely manner preventing any secondary damages from taking place.

Restoration

Once we meet our drying goal your property will be back to pre loss moisture levels. At this point it will be time to remove the drying equipment. If any construction services are needed they will start taking place now that the structure is dry. These services typically but not always include the installation of sheetrock, carpet, carpet pad and hardwood flooring. SERVPRO of McKinney works with a team of professionals who are able to perform these additional services if needed.

Document Restoration Services

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

We are not yet a paperless society!  If you have a water or fire loss in your home or business, call SERVPRO of McKinney to help with the restoration of your documents.  Our first piece of advice if you need this done is to freeze all important papers immediately. They will be much easier to save and restore when frozen. In partnership with SERVPRO’s corporate office, we have access to scientifically proven methods to dry, clean, sterilize and deodorize your documents.  The documents are inventoried and kept secure, with appropriate Chain of Custody tracking and HIPPA Certifications for all personnel in the Drying Chamber.  If you want your documents digitized, we have state-of-the-art equipment to turn your paper copy into a digital file.  If needed, we also offer onsite destruction of your documents.

The Science of Drying!

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

The knowledge of psychometrics is essential to restoring a structure to its pre loss condition. Where the average Do-It-Yourself homeowner or business owner might be tempted to grab a few beach towels to mop up the mess and place a box fan or two around the damaged area, the SERVPRO of McKinney professionals follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages.

For starters, one of our trained restorers will:

  • Inspect the building to detect ever component that is wet, preventing damage from happening because wet components were overlooked.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  • Speed up mother nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does "speed up mother nature" mean?

A wet building can often dry naturally because our environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material - but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is nature takes too long, and secondary damages occur while the building is drying out.

For this reason, SERVPRO of McKinney professionals have been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help "mother nature" along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough to reach spaces inside walls and much more. We also use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed up the drying process of your home or business.