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Water Damage in Commercial Properties

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage in Commercial Properties

When a commercial property suffers water damage, the business itself suffers. Depending on the amount of damage done, business owners may need to close their business and halt work operations for an extended period of time in order to have the damage repaired. Additionally, when a business is closed to customers, the potential for revenue is lost. Employees may also be unable to go into the space to do their work. Depending on the job, this could mean they are unable to work at all. Water damage in commercial buildings can even be potentially hazardous to people’s health and well-being if there’s mold growth. For mold spores to grow, they need a food source and a warm, moist environment. Both can be provided in cases of water damage, because mold uses building materials like drywall as food. When mold is present, people exposed to it can suffer from negative health effects, such as irritation to eyes, nose, throat, lungs, and skin. If you have asthma or allergies, mold can have a greater negative effect on you. Because of this, it’s essential to have commercial water damage addressed right away. Otherwise, you risk harming anyone who inhabits the damaged space.

Causes of Water Damage in Commercial Properties

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

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Causes of Water Damage in Commercial Properties

When it comes to water damage, the harm can be caused by various things. There are natural causes like flooding and storms and unnatural causes like faulty piping. Businesses typically see more foot traffic than residential properties, so things like toiletry, plumbing, and the HVAC system are used more heavily. This frequent usage makes them wear out quicker, so they’re more susceptible to malfunctions, such as leaky pipes, that can lead to water damage.

If your business is in an area that experiences cold temperatures, then the water pipes for your commercial property are at risk of bursting, which can also result in serious water damage. Pipe bursts happen when the water inside the pipes freezes into ice. When the water turns to ice, it expands in size and places pressure on the pipe. When the pressure becomes too much, it bursts the pipe open and spreads water throughout the space.

Commercial Storm and Damage

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

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Commercial Storm and Damage

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO of Richmond Hill offer 24-hour emergency service 365 days per year.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, give our Professionals a call and they’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Storm and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (416)312-1038

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood.

Commercial Fire Safety Tips

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Here are a few fire-safety tips focused on keeping the workplace safe.

Keep your workplace clean and organized. Mess contributes to fires by providing more fuel to the flames and by limiting access to exits and emergency equipment.

Place all oily/chemical covered rags in a seal-able metal container. Dispose of this waste on a regular basis.

Keep machinery on an appropriate maintenance schedule and keep to it, to prevent overheating and sparks.

Report all electrical hazards immediately faulty wiring is a common cause of fires along with and malfunctioning electrical equipment. Never attempt electrical repairs unless you are qualified and authorized.

Have easy access to all electrical control panels. Clutter and equipment stored in front of the panels slow down your ability to shut down the power in emergencies.

Use and store chemicals safely. Read the label and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to determine if the substances are flammable or hazardous in any way. Provide proper ventilation when using and storing these substances.

Smoke only in designated areas and extinguish smoking materials safely and thoroughly. Never smoke in storerooms or chemical storage areas. Never exposes areas containing chemicals to open flames of any variety.

Never block sprinklers, firefighting equipment, or emergency exits.

Have an emergency information list near telephones. The list should include emergency numbers, company address, and fire evacuation plans.

Learn the location of all fire extinguishers and how to properly use them.

Emergency Ready Application

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Richmond Hill Emergency Ready Application

Disasters can strike your business at any time, whether it is a pipe bursting, a fire occurring, or mould growing. It has been estimated that up to 50% of businesses may never open their doors again after a disaster happens. One tool that SERVPRO of Richmond Hill can provide to you to help you avoid this unfortunate conclusion is to be prepared, with our SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile (ERP).

Being prepared is an integral component in responding to a disaster of any size, from the smallest leak to a basement full of water. A well-constructed plan reduces the time and stress required to make it through a disaster and the best time to make a plan is well in advance. It is always better to plan for “when” instead of “if”.

The SERVPRO of Richmond Hill Emergency READY Profile is the first step that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.

By working with SERVPRO of Richmond Hill and developing a personalized ERP you will take the Proactive > Reactive approach.

Get your facility on the right track to dealing with disaster! Call Us Today (416)912-1038

We have your business in mind!

7/13/2019 (Permalink)

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We have your business in mind!

At SERVPRO of Richmond Hill we understand your business. We understand that when
our services are required, we need to be there fast, get the job done quickly and most
importantly get the job done right. We would work closely with you to minimize the
impacts of a property damage and avoid any unnecessary interruptions to your

Whether you need us for commercial cleaning or catastrophe restoration; whether you
need to obtain reliable information about commercial cleaning and restoration
processes; and if you want quality cleaning with fastest response times call SERVPRO of
Richmond Hill at (416) 912-1038. At SERVPRO of Richmond Hill, we are committed to
providing our clients with the most reliable information and most current technology to
complete our restoration services and reduce any interruptions to your business and
lower recovery costs.

Call us today at (416) 912-1038 for more information.