Recent Commercial Posts

Emergency in Your Office? Call the right Professionals for the job

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in the New River Valley or Pulaski 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.

Restoring Commercial Properties Present Unique Challenges

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.  So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Montgomery & Pulaski Counties

SERVPRO of Montgomery & Pulaski counties 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.

HVAC Cleanings are Important and Here's Why !

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Like anything else that remains stationary in a business, your Air Ducts and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems get dirty over time.  And as these systems gather large amounts of dust and particles, the quality of air is affected.  While many people are more apt to notice the quality of air in their homes, many overlook the importance of keeping these systems clean in their businesses.  

Benefits of Cleaning your Air Ducts or HVAC Systems:

Energy Savings

The U.S. Department of Energy reported that 25-40% of the energy used for heating or cooling is wasted due to contaminants in the systems.  The contaminants cause the system to have to work harder to keep up with the temperature you desire.  When your HVAC systems are cleaned properly, they do not need to use as much energy and, therefore, are more cost-effective.

Indoor Air Quality

With the weather warming up, allergies are in full swing.  Pollen and dust are running rampant through the air, and it is not hard for those particles to find their way through an opening door and straight into your business.  Pollutants such as dander, dust, chemicals, and even pollen are all pulled into HVAC and Air Duct systems and re-circulated an average of 5-7 times a day.  Over time these particles start to accumulate in the ductwork and cause a build-up of contaminants.  No one wants to feel uncomfortable in their work environment, and the quality of air due to a dirty HVAC or Air Duct system can do just that for an individual.  

Keeping up with cleaning out your Air Duct and HVAC systems will not only improve the quality of your work environment, but it will also save on your business's energy costs in the long run.  

Call SERVPRO of Montgomery & Pulaski Counties at 540-389-3753 to set up your Air Duct or HVAC cleaning appointment today!

Dirty Building Blues?

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

The pandemic has brought a new level of issues for business. Cleaning and disinfection is key for safety and health of the staff and customers . Daily sweeping and mopping can help to alleviate some of the damage but a professional cleaning to your building can really make all the difference. Here at SERVPRO we are trained and ready to bring out the best of your workplace with a professional cleaning. 

For Businesses in need we are able to work on carpet and upholstery as well as drapes and blinds. We can clean your ceilings, walls,floors and even provide odor removal if necessary. Don't let the burden of clean get you down call us today to discuss how we can help you. We can now offer the Certified SERVPRO Clean option for commercial and residential locations. Call us today for more details.

SERVPRO of Montgomery & Pulaski Counties

                         540-731-3080

Carpet Coffee Stain Conundrums in Commercial Buildings

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

Tips on how you can get those stubborn coffee stains out of your carpeting:

Step One:

Always start with water! If you catch the spill immediately, take a clean towel and blot blot blot. Start at the edges and work your way to middle. Spray with water and repeat until the coffee is all removed. On a still wet stain this may be all you need to do!

Step Two:

Still stained? Try foamy white shaving cream. Gently rub into the carpet without pressing (you don't want to push the stain in further). Allow to stand for a few minutes, then blot.  To rinse, spray with water and blot. Repeat process until completely rinsed. 

Step Three: 

Got an already dry stain? No problem! Make a baking soda and water paste, rub into the carpet, and allow to dry. Once dry, vacuum up the powder. You should be stain free!

Step Four:

Stain a tad more stubborn? Mix one part white vinegar, two parts water and spray directly to the stained area. Blot with a clean dry towel. Rinse by spraying water and thoroughly blotting. Repeat the rinse until all the vinegar is removed. 

Step Five:

Once your stain is gone, take a dry towel and lay over still wet area, stomp your feet over the towel to remove excess moisture. Once the area is dry, vacuum to return carpet to its normal texture.

Helpful Tips for Your Office

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Flood damage, burst pipes, and storms, OH MY! It feels like, between all the crazy weather we have had in the past year, we have enough to worry about when it comes to potential water damages affecting our businesses. However, there is a hidden danger that lies within your business's walls that needs to be paid attention to. Leaking and blocked appliances may not seem like a big deal, but it does not take a lot of time for a little leak to cause a lot of damage to your business. Taking the time to pay attention and keeping your appliances up to date can not only save you a lot of money in the long run, but it can also ensure you are keeping your business doors open and operating. Here are some helpful tips on how to make sure you're making your appliances a priority.

Mark Your Calendar

When you purchase new appliances, make sure you write down the expiration dates and recommended replacement dates on their parts and hoses. You have enough to remember throughout your busy days, so this allows you to write it down and forget about it (until the time comes to make replacements that is).

Make a Date Every Friday Afternoon

Cut out 30 minutes every Friday afternoon and walk around and check all your appliances that are hooked up to a water source. Check for blockages, the hoses, and any leaks, so that you can make sure you are not leaving them unattended for a whole weekend. A small leak over a two-day span could not only create a large amount of damage, but it could be the cause for you having to close your business's doors for a few days. Keeping up with your appliances will help keep your weekend as stress-free as possible.

Don't Put it Off

When you find the problem, fix the problem. Replace a leaky hose, or call a plumber to clear the blockage in your drains or sinks before it is too late. Finding and fixing an issue early on will save you a lot of trouble, time, and money, so don't put it off!

Keep your office Tip Top

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

The start of summer brings about a lot of amazing things, such as green grass, sunshine, flowers, and no more school for the kids!  However, as great as all these things are, they also bring about allergies, germs, pollen, and dust!  A work environment can be negatively affected by these factors because they can affect how the people working in the environment are feeling.  Keeping a healthy and cleanly work environment is very important in keeping with a positive work ethic and attitude among employees.  Here are some helpful tips on keeping your business a positive and clean space.

Keep Those Carpets Clean!

Dust, grass, pollen, and other allergens can easily get caught in the fibers of carpeting and rugs.  They can be stirred up from foot traffic, and make people's allergies flare up throughout the day.  By making sure your carpets are getting both a daily vacuum and a reoccurring deep clean is very important in keeping your work environment comfortable.  

Give Your Office a Good Wipe Down

Wiping down surfaces will not only prevent the spreading of germs, but it will also prevent the accumulation of dust particles on the surfaces.  Giving your offices a good wipe down regularly will also help keep away any unpleasant smells that may come from drink spills or food residue often left behind.

Regular cleaning of your office environment will not only improve your business's overall smell, look, and health, but it can also keep you on top of potential damages.  Regular cleaning means you will be able to find and catch damages such as water and mold growth from hidden leaks before they become a larger issue.  Finding damages early is the key to being able to fix them properly and quickly.  

Emergency Readiness Plan

3/31/2016 (Permalink)

Emergency Readiness

Is your business ready?

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to PLAN FOR IT!

Did you know that we offer businesses a no cost emergency readiness mobile app?