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Develop your plan for emergency readiness

5/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Develop your plan for emergency readiness This rehab facility was down for only 4 hours thanks to the ERP being in place

The biggest mistake that your company can make might not be obvious. Failure to prepare for disaster by not having an emergency plan in place not only brings safety into question, but also your company’s reputation.

Many businesses close their doors and lose money for extended periods of time due man made or natural disasters, solely because they were unprepared. Although insurance policies can be helpful, they will not always compensate a company for the money lost during business interruption, nor will they help develop and implement steps to take to reopen as quickly as possible. How fast  a company can get back to business after a natural or man-made disaster will often depend on its emergency preparedness. 

How many rooms can your hotel not afford to fill because you failed to put a disaster plan in place? Where will you house your tenants after a disaster hits your senior living facilities? How will you tell parents and teachers that you can no longer operate your day care facility after a flood/fire occurred on the premises?

If you don’t want to become another business forced to shut down after a disaster call SERVPRO of Winnetka/Wilmette/Skokie today at 847-600-0102. Let us help you develop an ERP disaster plan, take the time to put it in place, and keep it updated. Your plan must account for both man-made and natural disasters.

Disasters are not always avoidable, but you can always help mitigate damage. That’s where SERVPRO of Winnetka/Wilmette/Skokie comes in. With our ERP (Emergency Ready Plan), you won’t have to worry about vetting vendors to help lessen the damage to your building. Through the ERP program, we work with you to gather building data, (ie; shutoff locations for electric, gas, and water, locations to park vehicles, preferred elevator access, etc.) which helps us to respond and begin the mitigation process as quickly and accurately as possible.

If you don't have a plan to prevent business interruption, your livelihood could be seriously impacted.
 
https://ready.SERVPRO.com/  Visit the Emergency Ready Plan website to learn more
 
Call Will Althouse at SERVPRO of Winnetka/Wilmette/Skokie to set up a free evaluation of your business today . 847-600-0102

Tips to prevent mold growth in your commercial space

5/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Tips to prevent mold growth in your commercial space DO NOT TOUCH! this is a job for professionals

For businesses, mold doesn’t just have the ability to damage property. It can also cause adverse health issues in your employees and customers, which can create liability issues for your business. 

Mold thrives in humid, warm, and moisture-rich areas. Wet and porous building materials, humidity above 60%, and consistent moderate to warm temperatures encourage mold growth in the interiors of buildings. Where any of these conditions exist mold can grow. Some species of mold can grow at an incredibly fast rate, sometimes in 24 to 48 hours. If left unattended, mold can cause symptoms of illness in your employees or customers including wheezing, skin irritation, eye irritation, and congestion. In some serious instances mold can also cause shortness of breath, fever, and infection.

How can you prevent mold from growing in your building? The answer is by controlling water and moisture from building up in your interior environment. Here are a few other quick tips to help you prevent mold growth in your building:

  •  Don't install carpets in high-moisture areas such as the bathroom and the basement.

  • If you discover a leak, make sure to have it repaired immediately and remove all affected materials so mold can’t grow on them. Wet cardboard boxes and paper goods are special favorites of mold spores.

  • Have your gutters and downspouts cleaned professionally at minimum once a year. 

  • Keep your building properly ventilated at all times, and with a humidity level under 45%. This will help reduce your risk of mold growth.

If you see or smell any signs of potential mold growth in your business call the professionals at SERVPRO of Winnetka/Wilmette/Skokie at 847-600-0102 for a free assessment of your facility.

Is your business prepared for flooding?

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Is your business prepared for flooding? Multiple drain backups in this Winnetka business led to five inches of standing water

Flooding and water damage events occurring in Kenilworth/Wilmette/Evanston commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether handling 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 means unique scenarios and the need for flexible solutions

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 at 847-600-0102 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Winnetka/Wilmette/Skokie

SERVPRO of Winnetka/Wilmette/Skokie specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in commercial 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 property damage challenges

1/17/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events to 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 Winnetka/Wilmette/Skokie

SERVPRO of Winnetka/Wilmette/Skokie 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