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Disaster Preparedness Your Commercial Building

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Disaster Response Team Trailer For all your commercial cleanup and restoration needs, SERVPRO of Port Charlotte is "Faster to any size disaster"

The best way to reduce a business interruption following a disaster is to prepare for it now. This is because around 40 -50% of businesses may never recover after suffering a disaster. Of the businesses that do survive, the majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. Here are a few quick steps you can take to prepare:

  1. Identify your risks and notate them: are you in a flood zone? Do you have a lot of trees near your business that could pose a threat? How quickly can you evacuate if needed?
  2. Create a disaster plan that includes at a minimum the following information: utility shut-off locations; emergency contacts; building and business insurance, vendor, and other important personnel contacts; have all electronic and/or paper records and files backed up offsite (cloud storage); evacuation routes; backup generator location and operation; known hazardous materials; etc.
  3. Share your plan with key personnel and make sure your employees know how to react and be communicated with during a disaster.
  4. Test and practice your preparedness plans. Make sure you have all employees correct contact information and that they understand your disaster protocol.
  5. During times of natural disasters, listen to your local government officials and media to know if, when, and where to evacuate and for other critical news and information.

For more information contact us at SERVPRO of Port Charlotte, follow your local and county Emergency Management Office on social media, and use public resources available from FEMA, such as this PDF document: Business Continuity Planning Suite

You can also contact SERVPRO of Port Charlotte for a no-cost Emergency Ready Profile. We will develop an initial readiness profile for your business and help you be prepared. Give us a call at 941-629-0966 or email at marketing@SERVPROofvenice.com to schedule your Emergency Ready Profile today.

Thank you!

Restore your documents after a disaster.

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Damaged Document with SERVPRO Logo We can help restore your damaged documents and records.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Port Charlotte offers commercial document restoration services? If your business office has been damaged by a fire or water event, we can help you restore your paper documents and records. While many businesses backup their important documents on the cloud or another digital system, every business still uses some amount of paper documents and records. Fortunately, we can help restore and digitize those documents if they have been damaged, but are still mostly intact. Every situation is a unique, so we will help access it first before moving forward with the restoration process.

Following is a brief description of our restoration process from SERVPRO.com 

Our Technology

Then SERVPRO document restoration team uses innovate vacuum freeze-drying techniques; in fact, we use the same freeze-drying methods used by the Library of Congress to dry valuable historic documents and books. Our vacuum freeze-drying process is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration (GSA).

Types of content:

  • paper documents
  • books and magazines
  • manuscripts and files
  • photographs, films, negatives, and microfiche
  • x-rays
  • blueprints and maps
  • parchment

Document Cleaning and Disinfecting

In many water damage situations, like sewage or flood water, documents will be exposed to bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or other harmful chemicals. Our team uses a gamma irradiation process to safely and effectively sterilize your documents.

Digitizing Services

In the digital age, converting your paper files and photos to digital formats can have an invaluable impact on your business or home. With the help of SERVPRO’s restoration professionals to digitize your documents, you can save storage space and have access to your records at the touch of a button. And perhaps most important of all, you’ll have digital copies of your valuable documents that can’t be lost in a flood or fire.

If you have damaged documents that need restoration, call SERVPRO of Port Charlotte at 941-629-0966.

What to do if your Port Charlotte Business has Mold

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO helping make mold damage "Like it never even happened." Call SERVPRO of Port Charlotte to help make mold damage in your business "Like it never even happened."

It is something we never want to see, but sometimes do. MOLD! Whether it is in your warehouse, restaurant, lab, or your office, a mold infestation can lead to health effects and damage to the property's structure. If you suspect mold in your commercial space, it is important to contact a professional remediation company like SERVPRO of Port Charlotte immediately for fast action. 

What Business Owners Should Know About Mold:

Mold is naturally occurring, so any business that claims 'Mold Removal' is using a fallacy. Mold is always present, so the goal is to get the level of mold to an acceptable amount. A Florida licensed air quality hygienist or mold assessor can provide you with a report that shows the type of mold along with the current levels and recommended levels.

Every building contains microscopic mold spores, so it is critical that you know some of the facts:

  • Mold is everywhere, both inside and outside of buildings.
  • Mold thrives in moist environments and quickly colonizes when spores become exposed to water. When this happens, the colonies can bring on adverse health effects.
  • Microscopic in nature, mold spores travel through the air and often enter into commercial buildings through doors, windows, HVAC systems, or on the clothing of people who enter.
  • Whenever a significant amount of mold is present, you may start to notice a strong, musty odor.
  • It is elemental that moisture or standing water areas get cleared up before mold remediation services can begin. Without this step, mold can quickly return.
  • It is best to note that higher humidity levels can create the ultimate atmosphere for mold growth. It is suggested that the indoor humidity of your building is kept lower than 50%.

Are There Signs for Which I Should Look:

One of the reasons that mold damage goes undetected is that it is usually hidden and hard to find. Should you have one or more of the following issues, you can contact SERVPRO of Port Charlotte to start the inspection process:

  • Problems with your HVAC system
  • Recent water damage or flooding
  • Leaks from burst pipes or machinery
  • Noticeable musty odors
  • Water stains or discoloration on ceilings or walls

In some instances, there could also be damage to the structure of your Port Charlotte commercial space. Mold is known to grow on and eventually destroy materials such as:

  • Drywall
  • HVAC systems
  • Gutters
  • Foundations
  • Roofing
  • Furnishings, and more

If you suspect mold in your commercial structure or business office, give us a call at 941-629-0966 for fast and professional assistance.

Restoring your Deep Creek and Port Charlotte Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events in Port Charlotte Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at your Deep Creek and Port Charlotte Florida 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 Port Charlotte

SERVPRO of Port Charlotte 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.

Certifications

  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation

Restoring Your Port Charlotte Florida Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/8/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Port Charlotte Florida 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 Port Charlotte

SERVPRO of Port Charlotte 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.

Certifications

  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation