COVID Cleanings in Commercial Spaces
COVID has been a huge issue for some time now, especially with the new Omicron variant. The virus has been spreading very rapidly and many workers/employees have had to take time off of work. This obviously is a problem for the workers themselves since they are sick, but it is also an issue for businesses since many are short staffed. That is why many businesses have been focusing on disinfecting their office spaces or warehouses with our COVID cleaning service. Our technicians use a disinfectant solution and wipe down all affected areas. They also use a fogger to make sure every inch of the affected space is thoroughly disinfected. Most businesses have us come in on a as needed basis while others have us come in for regular, daily cleanings. This just shows how important it is for businesses to have sanitized spaces for the well-being of the employees as well as the business itself.
Well Trained Technicians
Here at SERVPRO we always make it a goal to have a knowledgeable crew that are experts in mitigation and remediation. One way we do this is by requiring that our technicians take IICRC certified courses. These courses train our technicians in water and fire mitigation as well as mold remediation. These courses go over important terminology, theories, and techniques that are necessary for completing our jobs. It is also great to see when our clients notice that our technicians are well trained. We see this when clients leave reviews. They are always mentioning how knowledgeable our crew members are and they are always very appreciative. We are confident that our technicians can take on any kind of job and complete it to the best of their abilities.
We Have the Equipment Needed for Large Jobs
When it comes to commercial jobs, it is important that we are prepared for any size job. Commercial jobs can sometimes require that we cover larger areas than normal. This is because many commercial jobs are located in large office spaces or warehouses. This also means we have to be well equipped to handle larger losses. Luckily, here at SERVPRO of Monrovia, we have a large warehouse space that holds all our equipment. These pieces of equipment include dehumidifiers, air movers, air scrubbers, etc. We also have a number of vehicles that can hold all our equipment as we go to a jobsite. We have never had a problem with working on large commercial areas. We have always been well equipped and we are ready for any job.
What We Do When There's a Fire Job
Fire jobs usually require lots of work and preparation. Fires obviously cause structural damage to properties but there are other factors to take into account when dealing with fire damage. Our technicians assess all affected areas of a property. This doesn’t just mean what parts of the property have been burned. We look out for smoke that has travelled throughout the property such as rooms and vents. The smoke from a fire leaves ashes and soot that can be very difficult to remove and can require demolition and reconstruction. We assess all rooms, vents, walls, ceilings, and floors to report all damages. The tenant’s personal belongings could also be affected by smoke and soot and that would be taken care of by a soft goods cleaning service. Once all damages have been assessed, our team begins by packing all belongings out of the property. Then we begin demolition as necessary and we start to clean soot from areas that do not need demolition. Reconstruction would then take place and then a pack in.
Condos in Temple City
Not too long ago, there were three condos in Temple City that experienced a significant fire. The fire burned all three condos and this called for immediate help from our SERVPRO team. The condos were essentially three stories counting the garage space so the whole project took several months to finish. All belongings that survived the fire were packed out and the process began. All affected materials were removed which resulted in the condos being bare wood. The roof was also affected so that had to be reconstructed as well. Once the long reconstruction process was completed, then came the painting and remodeling phase. New floors, paint, and appliances were put in the homes. All the belongings were cleaned and packed in the condos. Once everything was set and done, the condos looked like they were new listings on a home buying site.
How Your Home Can Be Affected by a Storm
Storms come in all shapes and sizes. Hail can cause structural damage, flooding can affect the floors/walls of your home, rain can leak through ceilings, and wind can tear away shingles. It is important to know how a storm can affect your home so you can know how to prepare for one. Hail can cause more damage than you think. It can break windows, damage walls and ceilings, and overall ding up your home. Flooding can flow into your home and soak carpets or wood flooring. Flood water is also category 3 since it carries in all the dirtiness from outside into your home. That means all affected materials would have to be replaced. Floods don’t only affect floors but walls as well. Strong wings can tear away shingles from your roof and they would have to be replaced. This can also lead to leaks from rain since the roof won’t be properly protected. This isn’t meant to scare you but to inform you of the dangers a storm can cause so you can prepare.
Locally Owned With National Resources
Each SERVPRO location is locally owned and operated. Each franchise covers certain territories but that doesn’t mean that we can’t do work outside of those territories. When it comes to large disasters like severe storms, more than one SERVPRO franchise can assist in disaster relief. A few months ago, Texas was experiencing severe freezing weather. Many areas of the state were experiencing this so this called for the help of many SERVPRO franchises including ours. That is what we mean when we say we have national resources. Many SERVPRO locations will come together to help restore many properties from many communities. The homes in Texas mainly experienced frozen pipes that would burst and cause water damage. Our location travelled to Texas to help with the restoration of these homes.
Job at a Medical Clinic
Here at SERVPRO we work on all kinds of commercial businesses. Recently, we had a job at a medical clinic. This medical clinic consists of many rooms and is located under an apartment complex. One of the apartments above the clinic experienced a small fire that set off sprinklers all over the apartment complex. The water from the apartments above affected the ceiling of the clinic as water was leaking through the ceiling. The ceiling tiles were falling apart and crumbling down and some of the walls were also being damaged by water and started cracking. Our team came and cleaned up the mess and is currently working on demolition. Once the demolition phase is complete, the team will reconstruct and replace the damaged materials. It will be a lot of work covering a large area, but the SERVPRO team is up for any challenge.
The team here at SERVPRO of Monrovia/El Monte works in commercial buildings all the time. A recent job that the SERVPRO team had was in a theatre. Not a film movie theatre, but a live play kind of theatre. This theatre had a bit of a mold problem in its tech room where various disk drives and high voltage stuff was kept. There were some walls that had significant amounts of mold on them as well as the screen doors where the disk drives were kept. The theatre contacted us to help them out with the mold problem and of course we accepted. Some of the mold was in a tight spot in between high voltage electrical equipment that couldn’t be moved. Due to this, the team had to be extra careful and couldn’t open up the wall to check for mold within. The team was still able to get the job done.
Types of Commercial Businesses
Here at SERVPRO of Monrovia/El Monte, we deal with all types of properties including commercial properties. These commercial properties include small office buildings, large office buildings, high-rise buildings, apartment buildings, restaurants, hotels/motels, small retail stores, large retail stores, high rise residential buildings, manufacturing/industrial, and government buildings. I know I just listed a lot, but this just goes to show the various types of commercial properties out there and how we are ready to respond to any type of fire/water loss in any property. Our team has plenty of experience working with commercial properties and we know how important it is to get businesses back up and running. That is why our team strives to do the work promptly and efficiently.