Recent Commercial Posts
How to Identify Mold in Your Commercial Property & How SERVPRO Can Help
There are many different types of mold. A common one that can be growing inside your commercial business is known as Botrytis mold, also known as gray mold. It can be found almost anywhere that plants are being grown including inside your business. It can spread easily through wind and water, and grow on a variety of surfaces. It first appears as a white fuzzy color rapidly turning to gray, and sometimes even brown. Like most molds Botrytis thrives in moisture and attacks the weak part of a plant and spreads to the healthy areas. Some frequent household foods that are affected are strawberries, grapes, lettuce, onions, and cabbage. Botrytis mold is highly allergenic. Because of all these issue, it is very important for this mold to be removed right away. At first sight any infected plant must be removed and disposed of to stop any further growth. To make sure your home is completely mold free contacting SERVPRO of Western Lehigh county is a smart decision. We can have one of our trained professionals out to your building to run air quality tests, and identify any mold issue that you may be dealing with. Once this is done if there is any mold that is found our team at SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County will be ready to remove and treat the affected area. Keeping your building mold free is the way to be!
What is a Green Roof and How it Will Benefit Your Property
Storm water runoff is among the highest causes of basement flooding. SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County professionals are called out to more homes and businesses impacted by storm water flood damaging their properties; as rural areas continue to develop into urban sprawl, it's important to think green and continue to invest in sustainable construction options such as green roofs.
So what are the benefits of having a Green Roof? Although the structural, waterproofing, and drainage requirements of green roofs will always make them more expensive than traditional roofs, green roofs offer significant long-term economical and environmental advantages that more than justify the higher initial cost:
• Green roofs are visually attractive. The variegated coloring of flowers, grasses, and wild herbs is more appealing than stark black or white monolithic surfaces. Green roofs can transform urban wastelands into urban gardens.??• Green roofs are energy-efficient. They are cool in the summer and can be as effective as white roofs in reducing the urban heat island effect. The thermal mass of the soil reduces heat gain and loss by isolating the building from temperature extremes.
• Green roofs are permanent. By shielding the waterproofing from the sun and reducing temperature swings. Imagine the plants soaking up all the sun instead of a normal roof which will raise the temperature in the building.
• Green roofs significantly reduce storm water runoff, typically retaining half to three-quarters of the annual rainfall and retarding the runoff of most of the remainder.
Just think of how much nicer your roof will look, and the amount of flood damage they can reduce
Commercial Sewage Backup
If you have any type of building small or large you are bound to run into type of sewage problem. For smaller buildings and homes the actual damage may not be so large, but it can leave behind some not so pleasant smells. For the larger buildings that may be located in the city damages can come in all sizes. Especially when you are dealing with a main city sewage line. These can cause not only terrible odors, but huge cleanups as well. Whether a small or large scale backup, SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County is ready to dive in to get the waste out! Extracting whatever kind of waste is present is the first line of duty. Followed by extreme power washing to make sure no residue is left behind. If any is missed the smell with return and linger around. Finally after everything is washed and wiped down its time to get rid of that smell. Using special chemicals that are made to rid the area of the smell and keep it that way! When stuck in a sticky and smelly situation call on SERVPRO of Western Lehigh county to do the dirty work!
Commercial Cleaning Services
SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. SERVPRO uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines cleanup practices. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we’re here to help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home.
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.
SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or 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, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces.
Helping With All Types of Commercial Building Cleanups!
This commercial building wall has serious damage to it caused by a group of teenagers.
It may not be the prettiest or easiest jobs to do, but SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County offers fast, reliable bio hazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration for any type of property. Especially commercial buildings who can not have there reputation ruined by vandalism. Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can cause serious health issues for anyone that comes in contact, or is around them. If these contaminants are not taken care of properly, and removed they can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. Equipped with the proper safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County will make sure unsafe environments are restored into clean, safe homes and business. SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County also specializes in vandalism damage and cleanup. Here are a few do's and don'ts when dealing with them.
- Record all damage and photograph when possible.
- Hose or wash egg or other residue damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
- Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
- Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
- Discard broken or damaged pieces from porcelain, furniture or other contents that may be used for repair.
- Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
All of these issues can be hard to deal with physically and emotionally. That's why SERVPRO of "Western Lehigh County" is always ready to leave it "Like is never even happened."
ERP's are worth the process, they save lives
Emergency Ready Plans help businesses keep track of the important details of your commercial buildings to ensure that when things happen and time is of the essence you can remain calm because your Emergency Ready Plan is easily accessible and has all the answers. At SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County we encourage all commercial buildings to dive in on our non-cost ERP's, they provide valuable information and resources for critical times when you need answers and solutions fast. With an Emergency Ready Plan, it provides exact locations to shut-off, emergency switches, and power source equipment that can be helpful for all employees and emergency responders for any incident. With photos and exact descriptive locations for all switches and emergency sources even new employees wont have to worry about having trouble using the ERP to help fix any problem fast. You will be able to feel confident and comfortable knowing that your Emergency Ready Plan is set up and ready to go.
Helping to Cleanup Our Community.
SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County is servicing all medical facility with all cleaning services. Cleaning services for deep cleaning multiple bathrooms and kitchens or cafeterias as well as providing cleaning to any bio hazardous. SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County is the professional in cleaning services and making the facility look at its optimum. We also specialize in fire and water damages cleanups. Someone vandalized your business or property, no problem just another one of the many cleaning/removal jobs our crew will take care of. We want to take care of our community and want you to know that we are here for your home and business 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Give us a call, and we will have a crew immediately out to help and clean in any way possible to get the facility back to running during regular business hours. Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County!
Always Have Your Commercial Buildings Prepared
Flooding and water damage events in Western Lehigh 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.
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.
SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County 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 as soon as possible to make it look "Like it never even happened."
Just Look for the Green Truck and the Orange Logo!
Our green trucks, vans and cars are always ready with our many different types of vehicles. It is most likely that you have come across one in your travels. During emergency water and fire calls we respond with our trucks all ready to go! Our crews and staff goes above and beyond to make sure our vehicles are fully stocked in case of any emergency we are ready to up and leave. SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County wants to be there as soon as you have a loss happen.
We have a water truck that we bring to the job site to extract water right on the premises. This helps to ensure that the drying process can start quickly so your water emergency can get cleaned up. We also have other vehicles that are designated for large loss jobs and removing your affected content for cleaning at our shop. When you see the green SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County vehicles you know we are helping you, your neighbors, and your local businesses get back to everyday life quickly and efficiently.
Lehigh County Commercial Properties : Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold
Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your building/business.
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your building. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 610.776.7774