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Prevent, Prepare, Protect | SERVPRO of Vernon

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

commercial building with servpro logo Have a Plan. Prepare. Call SERVPRO® of Vernon.

Disasters can be overwhelming…We can’t always stop them from happening. But we can prepare for them. It’s crucial that your business is prepared before a disaster happens. 

Building Safety Month:

That’s what May is all about, to raise awareness about Building Safety. From having the proper building codes to having an emergency plan, these procedures protect citizens and the structures from damage related to Fire, Water, or Natural Disasters. Building codes are put in place to make sure you’re getting the utmost protection for your home or business. When those codes are followed and exceeded, you can be sure your home or business is ready to withstand any disaster. 

What Can You Do:

Contribute to the safety of the spaces you occupy. Are you prepared for such hazards that threaten buildings?Threats like:Such disasters can be unforgiving. Have a Plan. Prepare. Call SERVPRO® of Vernon. Our goal is to limit business interruption so you can continue to operate and make money. Save Time & Money with SERVPRO® | (213) 246-2281

SERVPRO of Vernon | Advanced Technologies & Solutions

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

office space SERVPRO of Vernon provides disaster related business solutions for you!

SERVPRO is your go-to business solutions specialists!

Owning a business means working day and night, it's already a demanding profession. And suddenly needing water remediation, board-up, or fire restoration services can be overwhelming. Don't worry, SERVPRO of Vernon always answers the phone!

You may ask...

"I need discretion, can SERVPRO of Vernon provide that?"

It is our goal to leave our customers feeling happy and taken care of. If you want a discreet service to your property, we can:

  • Use back entrances to avoid public line-of-sight
  • Work during the night, when your business is closed normally
  • Work fast to get the job done as soon as possible

We tailor our services to you and your needs.

"I need the project done fast, can SERVPRO of Vernon do that?"

Once inside, our technicians can do a brief investigation to create a remediation plan. After, we get right to work. We utilize various technologies to streamline the job and allow for the quickest end date. Such technologies include...

  • 3D Scanning Technology to document your property
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras to identify water in hidden places
  • Water Extractors to quickly collect water from the floors. 
  • Advanced Drying Equipment to ensure the moisture levels in your property are up to standard

SERVPRO of Vernon is here to serve you. For information regarding our services, please call our office at (213) 246-2281

3 Common Water Issues in Commercial Buildings

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings are a maze of supply pipes and drains. A lot of pipes mean a lot of water. Water lines and sprinkler heads of the fire suppression system add more water to the picture. Leaking pipes are everyday occurrences. The occasional flood or pipe break happens. The only surprise comes when the plumbers run out of problems to fix. Following are the three most common problems faced in commercial plumbing.

  1. Small Nuisance Problems

These problems have quick and easy fixes. Dripping faucets and leaking pipes are commonplace in restroom and kitchen areas. Fixing these problems saves water and eliminates the hazards associated with wet floors. Small repairs like this provide plumbers the opportunity to inspect the surrounding plumbing and fixtures. Not every plumbing problem gets reported.

  1. Toilet Problems

Toilet design is all about performing the flush using the least possible amount of water. It takes a delicate balance of water volume and pressure for a successful flush. When conditions aren’t correct, the result is a toilet backup. Some problem toilets frequently block. They may need a new flush valve or total replacement.

  1. Blocked, Slow and Foul-Smelling Drain Problems

Blocked drains can shut down a sink, room or plumbing zone. A slow drain provides a warning that it will eventually stop completely. Plumbers know that drain-flow problems require prompt attention.

Drain odors from a sink may mean that the trap is dry. A dry trap allows smells and sewer gas to leak into the building. Traps attached to floor drains can dry out as well. Pouring water down the drain is a simple fix for dry traps. If the odor problem persists, it becomes a problem for the custodial staff to handle.

Leaking pipes can cause a flood. The subsequent water damage and the risk of mold are a threat to your business.

SERVPRO of Vernon is here to help with all your water damage needs. Call us at (213) 246-2281

Creating an Emergency Action Plan for Your Company

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Company evacuation route Has your company made an Emergency Action Plan?

There are Six Things that a company's emergency action plan must accomplish.

It is a good idea for businesses large and small to have a plan in place in the event that a disaster strikes. Normally, it is a physical document that helps to keep employees organized during an emergency. 

  1. Establish Reporting Procedures

There are the standard procedures, which include but are not limited to, dialing 911 or pulling a fire alarm. However, a company may wish to establish a system that is unique, and therefore better suited to its individual needs. One example of that would be a bank. They may have a button that is pushed during a robbery to silently notify the authorities. Your company may not need a silent alarm but rather something that could specifically relate to your line of work 

  1. Decide Exit Routes

An evacuation plan is made so that employees, should an emergency arise, know when, where, and how to evacuate. The plan should detail who can order an evacuation and explains the conditions in which they would. It should also feature exit maps or diagrams so that employees can follow escape routes easily. 

  1. Explain Emergency Procedures

In critical emergencies where equipment or tools must be used before moving forward with the contingency plan, all hazards must be explained. These hazards may include breaking glass or the how to properly use fire extinguishers. 

  1. Ensure Employee Safety

A procedure to ensure that employees evacuate safely is necessary. Someone may need to be assigned the duty of checking offices and restrooms to make sure no one gets left behind in an emergency. This step could also be accomplished by implementing a simple roll call. 

  1. Maintain Contact Information for Employees

Keeping a record of employee names and phone numbers is useful during an emergency. Having this ahead of time will make it easier to locate them either during or immediately after, an emergency. 

  1. Know Whom To Call for Cleanup

It's also a good idea to have the contact information for commercial building restoration services on hand. Enlisting the help of professionals can help get your business back on its feet in a quick and stress-free manner. 

SERVPRO of Vernon is here to help with all your emergency restoration needs. We are open 24/7 365 days a year to help you get back to normal. Call us at (213) 246-2281