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How Can We Continue Serving Customers in Oceanside As We Restore Water Damage?

6/27/2020 (Permalink)

line of electronic slot machines in casino Water damage and casinos are a bad mix. Make sure to contact SERVPRO if your casino is facing such a situation.

SERVPRO Can Help Perform Water Damage Restoration at Your Oceanside Casino with Minimal Inconvenience to Your Customers 

Since people visit casinos to hang out or for their regular fix of the gaming thrill, closure of your facility can leave many disappointed. Water intrusions might lead to short-term closure or leave damages that ruin the reputation of your Oceanside Casino if not appropriately managed. 

What solutions minimize inconveniences for business operations?

The effort put into commercial water damage restoration in Oceanside properties depends on the loss extent. For mild water spills, extraction, and drying of wet areas, is all it takes. For extreme losses, elaborate procedures, including demolition of parts of the property, might be necessary. For a business to remain operational, a couple of steps can help:

  • Setting up containments to limit the spread of damages
  • Placement of safety signs on risky areas including slick surfaces
  • Expediting the restoration process

Moisture migration or soiling of unaffected areas by people as they move around can amplify the loss unnecessarily, so it is crucial to strike a balance between locking people out and allowing full access. Some restoration processes, such as cleaning, can also damage items like gaming tables. Physical barriers, especially the 6-mil plastic sheets our SERVPRO technicians use to contain the wet areas help limit the spread of materials or accidental damage to contents during restoration.   

What challenges can impede restoration?

Security concerns in some sections of the casino, such as the gaming rooms, can impede the restoration of water damage without closing down because of the need to monitor players constantly. Solutions such as setting up barriers to allow partial access cannot work. However, our SERVPRO technicians can expedite cleaning and drying to finish restoration faster. We accomplish that by using sophisticated equipment such as:

  • Truck-mounted water extractors
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers for drying
  • Self-propelled deep water extractors for carpeted areas

Restoration of water damage should balance between immediate and future needs. Call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 to help resolve an incident at your facility.

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Essential Skills that Help Resolve Commercial Mold Damage Cases in Affected Oceanside Hotels

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

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We have the skills to assist your Oceanside hotels with mold damage

Mold development might not stop operations in your workplace immediately, as other incidents would. However, mold is associated with health problems and can even lead to lawsuits from employees or clients who patronize your establishment. A hotel with patches of mold on surfaces such as ceilings, walls, or under sinks might not indicate the most sanitary conditions, thus driving clients away. Taking steps to deal with commercial mold damage immediately you suspect or notice signs, is therefore essential.

Complete remediation of commercial mold damage cases affecting Oceanside hotels requires a combination of activities, which need a variety of skills. Our SERVPRO crews are made up of several technicians with different qualifications such as:

    •    Applied Structural Drying Technicians   
    •    Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists
    •    Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technicians
    •    Odor Control Technicians

Dealing with mold in a hotel requires a proper understanding of the moisture sources that fuel growth. Apart from traditional sources such as leaks, moisture can originate from facilities such as pools, saunas, or gyms within the hotel. Isolating areas affected by mold from the rest of the facility is also an essential part of the restoration process. Our SERVPRO technicians can use moisture detection equipment such as thermohygrometers to check humidity levels in various sections of the hotel, thus identifying likely sources of moisture.

Removing mold colonies and debris is a crucial part of the restoration process. With several rooms and probably more than one floor, a hotel has several hidden areas where mold can develop unabated. Our SERVPRO crews perform controlled demolition to reach into such cavities. Before opening up the walls, we set up containment using plastic sheets and run a negative air machine during the actual demolition to prevent debris from spreading. We remove all porous materials heavily infested with mold and clean the rest to remove settled spores and other debris. Ventilating and dehumidifying the property helps finalize the remediation process.

Guests would not want to spend time in a moldy Westwood, Century City, or Westwood Village hotel. Call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 to restore your hotel to its preloss state. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Water Cleanup In Your Oceanside Property

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial Water Cleanup In Oceanside Can Involve Cleaning Spots and Stains

One day you could arrive to work at your office in Oceanside and notice that there is an excessive amount of H20 on your carpets. The first step to commercial water cleanup is to extract as much moisture as possible while it is still in liquid form. Next, any professional restoration company such as SERVPRO can set up drying equipment to remove moisture from your wet contents and building materials.

The last step to any commercial water cleanup project in Oceanside is to conduct a final cleaning of the negatively affected areas in your office. Whenever carpets get wet, it is likely that staining will occur. Sometimes the staining gets created by the H20 itself if it is dirty. Other times moisture can cause your carpets to stain with things like rust, or it can move soils from other areas onto your carpet.

Whenever we work towards cleaning stained carpets inside your office, our SERVPRO technicians clean the spots on your flooring before cleaning all of the carpets. We clean spots first because sometimes the cleaning process will discolor the cleaned areas and the regions of the carpet that were stained will look different than the rest of the carpet. General cleaning of all of the carpets, along with a rinse, usually removes this type of discoloration.

When cleaning stains and spots, the first step is to remove any excess soils. Sometimes the stains can be removed completely by acting fast and removing the soils by scraping, blotting, or vacuuming. To start, we use a mild detergent called carpet and upholstery cleaner and plain H2O to remove water-based soils. If there are oil-based soils present, then we can utilize a volatile dry solvent such as Solvent Spotter.

If all of the staining does not come out during the first attempt at cleaning the spot, then we next determine the type of soil that is causing the stain. Next, we figure out the type of fabric that makes up your carpet. Once we know the type of materials we are working with, and we determine what kind of soil is causing the staining, we can then figure out the best method to clean the stain. Most stains get removed by treating the soiled spot with a chemical agent and agitating it with a scrubber before the carpets get steam cleaned.

If you ever arrive at work and step into a puddle inside your office, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 24/7. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Does Your Long Beach Commercial Space Struggle With Water Damage?

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

large commercial kitchen with copper pots hanging from hooks Make sure to call SERVPRO right away when water damage occurs in your commercial kitchen.

Addressing Commercial Water Damage in a Long Beach Restaurant

In the US alone, water damage is the second most common category of commercial insurance claim filed. Whether the source is a loose seal, faulty roofing, or a cracked pipe, water damage to your facilities can be costly to repair without proper mitigation. For restaurants, this can pose additional challenges. If a leak affects your food storage, for example, this can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to replace supplies after cleaning out your inventory space. 

If you have an eatery that has suffered water damage in Long Beach, you have options. An IICRC-certified SERVPRO firm can send technicians to your business within hours of your call to return your facilities to a preloss condition. These professionals specialize in everything from disinfecting with OSHA-approved cleaners to odor control, so you can get a deep clean that is done to code. 

Protecting Your Assets from Water Damage 

Here are some tips for protecting your inventory from water damage:

  • Draw up a comprehensive inventory and take note of items in potentially risky areas.
  • Keep vulnerable items at least two to three feet above the floor and away from sinks, pipes, dishwashers, and other water sources. 
  • Keep a backup storage plan for emergencies. Partner with a sister restaurant if possible so you can store perishables and other goods in a safe refrigerated space. 
  • Fill staff members in on the plan, so they know what is expected of them when water damage occurs. Roles can include protecting food items during the shift or moving supplies to an emergency storage location. 
  • Keep a list of emergency procedures and contacts. If you are not on-site when a disaster occurs, make sure team members know whom to contact to repair damages. 

How SERVPRO Restores Your Business

SERVPRO technicians act quickly to remove water from your facilities so you can go back to business as usual. While water extraction is crucial to successful drying, disinfection with safe cleaning products is another important step in safeguarding your business. Technicians can use EPA-registered, pH-neutral cleaners on hard flooring surfaces as well as walls to sanitize your space without harmful chemicals and dyes.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside supports local businesses by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. If your business required disaster cleanup any time of the day or night, call (516) 536-1801.

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Let Us Handle Your Oceanside Property Water Damage Remediation Process

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

little boy with shovel in front of store Should flood damage affect your beachside business, contact SERVPRO right away for water removal.

Independent Oceanside Retailers can rely on SERVPRO for Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Independent retailers in Oceanside rely on the bustling tourist trade to survive throughout the year. However, the rainy season can often bring storms and flash flooding to the area causing unfortunate damage to the district's commercial businesses. Prolonged exposure to moisture can damage stock like clothing or beachwear and even high ticket items like surfboards, wetsuits, or snorkeling equipment. Stored items can warp, become infested by mold, or suffer other secondary damages if water reaches the stockroom. 

Often, a commercial water damage issue in Oceanside can occur after an initial flood or rainwater problem has been cleared away. Water migrates from wet to dry and can seep between floorboards or into the wall cavities of your retail store. Over time, these issues can become increasingly severe, causing unpleasant wet odors as well as bacterial damages on both the businesses structure and its stock supplies. We offer a premium service for thoroughly cleaning and drying your structure and contents to ensure you do not lose valuable stock. 

SERVPRO commercial teams are stationed locally in Oceanside and the surrounding area. We offer quick to call out times as well as expertise in the proper drying of a structure from start to finish. Applying chemical agents like biocides, sanitizers, and disinfectants during the restoration procedure can be a vital barrier against long-term issues. SERVPRO technicians begin by using detection equipment to find all areas of concern in the property to ensure our process is thorough. 

On arrival, SERVPRO can begin removal work by taking stock away from the affected area and storing it in a designated cleanroom or off-site. Our technicians are capable of speeding up evaporation times using a combination of dehumidification and air-moving equipment.Throughout the procedure, our technicians can measure the effectiveness and outcomes of the work being done to ensure your commercial property is given the care it needs. Structural cavity drying equipment can be brought onside while inspections of your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) are carried out as standard. Stock can be dried- and where necessary mechanically cleaned- before being returned to the store, "Like it never even happened."

Keep service closure to a minimum by bringing in professional restorers for business damages, contact SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 for help.

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We Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Oceanside Business After A Water Damage Disaster

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Drying equipment sitting in a room drying the wet floor We use our state of the art drying equipment to fix the damage to your home after a water damage disaster.

Steps for Faster Restoration of Commercial Water Damage in Your Oceanside Architectural Firm

Water spills in an architectural firm might not often happen since there is minimal interaction with water during daily activities. However, if it does happen, the outcome can be severe because there is a wide range of materials it can damage, including documents such as structural drawings, electronic equipment and building materials such as carpets. You can deal with commercial water damage better if you involve a professional restorer.

The level destruction after an incident of commercial water damage affects your Oceanside Architectural firm can vary greatly depending on the amount of water spilled, the period that passes before mitigation steps start and the types of materials in your office. If you have carpets or wood in most of the floors, you need to extract water fast before serious issues such as delaminating or buckling develop. Our SERVPRO technicians can arrive within a few hours and use different equipment to extract water fast. In our inventory we have

  • Electrical Submersible Pumps
  • Self-propelled Extractors
  • Water Claws
  • Light Wands
  • High-Pressure Pumps

Extracting pools of standing water damage is just half the task. Other steps are essential to help save items and restore normal operations. Water splashing on documents or high levels of humidity occasioned by evaporation can cause the ink to run and other issues. While reversing such effects is not possible, our SERVPRO technicians can help prevent severe deterioration by freezing the wet documents. We also use specialized techniques such as drying through sublimation in which ice changes directly to a gas, thus preventing damages as we dry the affected documents.

Drying all affected areas is also essential because moisture and high levels of humidity in the air can cause long-term problems. Drying mostly involves air movements and heat. Our SERVPRO technicians place air movers strategically within your premises for optimal air movement. We also use dehumidifiers, which extract moisture from the air. We also check external factors such as building envelope, which is the material separating the interior of the structure from the exterior. A tight envelope means conditions outside the building do not affect the drying process.

Resuming normal operations faster after a water loss in your firm is essential. Call SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside at (516) 536-1801 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Can Save Your Oceanside Office From A Mold Infestation

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Give our SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside remediation specialists a call anytime that you need us at (516) 536-1801.

Quick Tips For Assessing Mold Damage In Your Oceanside Office

Mold growth is nothing out of the ordinary for many businesses throughout Oceanside, mainly on account of elevated humidity levels and moisture content. Even with a sealed office building, moisture levels within the structure can rise to a compromising point, leaving the structure vulnerable to microbial growth. Knowing when a problem exists with certainty, however, might not always be as straightforward as it seems.

As Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we want our customers and potential clients to understand the severity of mold damage in Oceanside businesses. With our extensive training and years of hands-on experience, we have an entire division of our restoration team qualified to identify mold growth and to eliminate colonization when it gets discovered. If you do not want to rely on the confident, thorough inspection of our SERVPRO professionals, however, there are ways that you can find microbial growth without sophisticated equipment.

Visual Assessment
A trusted way to identify the presence of mold in your office building is to take the time to inspect the entire property thoroughly. This assessment should especially take place in any subterranean storage areas, which could require moving old desks or equipment endlessly stored beneath the main level of the facility. You are looking for spotting, usually, which appears as irregular dots in a range of colors on hosting materials. Just because you cannot see colonization, does not mean it is not there.

Foreign Odors
You can often notice mold colonization long before you see it. Seating mold spores emit a distinctive musty scent, and this noxious smell can quickly illustrate your need for our SERVPRO remediation team. Be mindful of vacating the area where you suspect mold growth to be, as your presence in the area could lead to health effects from exposure to volatile organic compounds. Our professionals can address the growing colony once we arrive and utilize sophisticated equipment to address this lingering odor.

Mold growth is an underappreciated threat to your facility, especially with how quickly it can spread from one area to another. With a facility primary constructed of wood and drywall, your office building can rapidly fall under siege to the invasive and destructive organism. Give our SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside remediation specialists a call anytime that you need us at (516) 536-1801 so that we can keep your doors open if possible.

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Workplace Emergencies that can Affect your Long Beach/Oceanside Business!

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

A workplace emergency is an event that occurs that could endanger your employees, clients, the public or causes damage and disruption to your workplace operations & environment. Workplace emergencies come in a variety of forms and understanding these types of emergencies that may occur at your business and the steps that should be taken to handle them is crucial to your Long Beach/Oceanside business!

Work-Related Emergency- These emergencies are caused by factors relating directly to the work conduction such as a chemical spill, machinery malfunction, or dangerous gas leak.

Natural Emergencies- this is the biggest type of an emergency that a workplace may experience & is also the hardest to plan for as weather can be extremely unpredictable. A natural emergency can occur as a result of flooding, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, snow or really any type of severe weather condition. 

In order to minimize the damage in these cases is to have a well though out plan in place. The plan you create should e tailored specifically to your workplace. Have a clear chain of command as this will help prevent any confusion during an emergency. Make sure you have evacuation procedures in order and make sure all fire alarms are up to date.

If your business has been affected by a storm related emergency call SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside we'll handle the clean up so you can get back to your business in not time. Contact us today at 516-536-1801.

Importance of Creating an Emergency Evacuation Plan for your Business

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Office buildings are places where large numbers of people stay throughout their day at work. If emergencies occur management must ensure an ordered and timely evacuation. In order to do so, as management you should develop an emergency evacuation plan in which you post in key locations inside each floor of your building. Each employee in the building should be aware and familiar with escape routes. By being prepared your employees will not panic and will respond to an emergency as quickly as possible. 

As a business owner, you should observe each room of your building carefully. Find locations for an emergency phone, a fire hose and an extinguisher.

You should always discuss the plan escape routes and aim to identify at least two routes for each room.

By doing this you & your employees will be prepared and ready for action & to get out safely!

If your business has been affected by a fire, storm or water damage be sure to contact SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside today at 516-536-1801

Have a disaster plan for your Long Beach/Oceanside Business when disaster strikes!

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

In the past few years we have seen one disaster after another. Natural disasters, such as hurricanes can cost your business a tremendous amount of money in damages. Here are some quick tips to help you prepare your business to survive the next emergency:

  • Preparation is the key- Document evacuation routes & escape procedures for your employees. Post emergency phone numbers and clear instructions in accessible locations. These plans should be reviewed with regular drills!
  • Review your insurance- You should regularly review your insurance package and make sure you have enough coverage for your business and that you have the right kind of coverage.  
  • Create a Communication Plan- Establish a plan to work remote & be able to keep in touch with your employees.
  • Protect your Company's Data- Try to back up all data to a cloud-based platform.

If your business has been affected by a natural disaster be sure to contact SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside. Our highly trained staff will restore your business & get you back to work in no time. Contact us today at 516-536-1801

Has your Long Beach/Oceanside Business been Affected by a Fire?!

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage is very devastating for a business owner or a commercial property. Not only do you have to deal with the fire and smoke damage but also significant water damage from firefighting efforts & fire suppression systems may occur. 

We here at SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside have the training, experience and equipment to handle your commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether it is at a restaurant, motel or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate all damages and manage the restoration until its completion.

Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business has been affected by a fire loss contact SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside today at 516-536-1801!

Has your Business been Affected by Catastrophe?

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Has your Long Beach/Oceanside business been affected by a storm, fire, smoke or water? Contact us at SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside. We specialize in restoring all types of commercial property. Our highly trained techinicains are able to make your business look "Like it never even happened."

In addition to restoring your business we are also able to take out your contents & restore them! Whether it is office furniture or vital documents we can remove your important contents and store them for you while we are re-mediating your business.

We understand how stressful and life changing these types of events can be that is why you can count on us to help every step of the way! Contact us today at 516-536-1801!

SERVPRO Here to Help Clean up your Long Beach/Oceanside Business

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Your commercial property's appearance speaks volumes to your clientele. If your commercial property has been affected by a fire, storm, or just in need of general cleaning we here at SERVPRO of Long Beach/Oceanside have the means to make your commercial property look "Like it never even happened"

We are highly capable of many cleaning services raging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing bio-hazard contaminants. We have specialized training an products to get your property back to business!

Our cleaning services include:

  • HVAC & Air Ducts
  • Vandalism
  • Odor Removal
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Trauma and Crime Scenes
  • Carpets and Upholstery
  • Sewage & Bio-Hazard 
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Doors

We also offer Commercial Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation. 

No job is too large or too small for us contact us today at 516-536-1801 if your business has suffered any type of loss!