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SERVPRO Continuing Education: Ethics

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Continuing Education: Ethics Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

How ethical are you and your staff?

Ethics is defined as- moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you and your staff on the importance of Ethics in the work place and how it plays an important role in the lives of each individual. Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 11/9/18

Location: 775 Entler Avenue Chico, CA 95928

Registration Time: 8:30 AM

Course Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

^Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the course!

Give us a call today to save your seat or email your information to the email address listed below:

(530)899-9141

cec@SERVPROofchico-lakealmanor.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Let SERVPRO Restore Your Commercial Building

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Let SERVPRO Restore Your Commercial Building These specific cases require special knowledge and expertise that only SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is able to promise and provide you every time!

Has Your Building Suffered Flooding or Water Damage? Trust SERVPRO--

Butte County region is no stranger to the effects of water damage and flooding from natural disasters and accidents. But this area has damages that are often unique and complex which, if not taken care of, can arise with numerous damages to your building and create safety hazards for you and your employees. These specific cases require special knowledge and expertise that only SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is able to promise and provide you every time! Whether it is a small loss, large loss, or total loss SERVPRO is here to help as the number one trusted company in the restoration industry.

When the problem is not taken care of in a prompt, or in the correct, manner your business has the potential of never reopening the doors. The businesses in this community are treasured and are extremely valuable to Butte County as a whole. SERVPRO works hard so that these businesses never reach the point of having to permanently close their doors after a damage. By trusting SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor with your unique water damage situation you are in the best capable hands. We are here, 24 hours, to walk you through every step of the job process to get those business doors reopened easily. In many instances, normal work operations are able to continue through the job process due to our technician's flexibility with your specific job. 

Our professional staff are trained to by mindful of both the legal and environmental concerns that come with restoring a commercial property. They strive to fully restore the damaged area without causing more damage to your building. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour lost of revenue and productivity for your business. SERVPRO cares very deeply for our fellow community and local business owners so you can trust you are in the best hands when your building is needing to be restored. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, trust the number one company in the restoration industry to be there for you.

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24 hour, full service, restoration company here to service your needs across the Butte County, Plumas County, and surrounding areas? Give us a call today to see what services SERVPRO can provide for you!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

SERVPRO's Power Outage Tips!

9/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO's Power Outage Tips! Trees collapsing are a major part of structural damage, power outages, and safety compromises during the stormy months. Stay safe!

Is Your Business Prepared for the Worst?

Power outages in the Butte County region have been known to be pretty typical as we enter the winter and fall season as as weather conditions slowly change. Power outages may seem simple but these outages, both large and small, can cause major problems for the businesses in Butte County. Nasty weather, tree falls, storms, flooding, and accidents can increase the threat of businesses losing power. Being without power in commercial buildings are not only loss of money for the business but can also be incredibly dangerous.

Here are some steps SERVPRO has compiled for businesses to prepare for emergencies:

1) Prepare and Emergency Kit.

It is important that in the event of a power outage that the people inside of the commercial property are taken care of. Keep an emergency kit with the essentials so they have what they need to be safe and secure even in your absence. Make sure your staff know exactly where to find this kit for the instances when you are not present.

2) Back up Your Data.

It is important for you to protect your digital data that you need to keep your business up and running. Ensure that you regularly back up your data so that in the event of a power outage you minimize any damage to your records.

3) Keep a Backup Generator

In the event of a minor power outage a back up generator can be enough to temporarily give you the power you need until it is restored.

Keep your building and all who are there safe.

If you have any questions on how to get an Emergency Readiness profile made for you at absolutely no cost, call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor today to make an appointment. 

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Can You Save Your Business After Damage?

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Can You Save Your Business After Damage? SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has the training, expertise, and the equipment to handle your Commercial loss both large and small.

Damages can never be predicted...but they can be prepared for!

Natural disasters and accidents can rarely be predicted or anticipated for. On average, a business that has a catastrophic damage will never reopen their doors. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor doesn't want that to happen to any business in this area. Each business in our community is a treasure and it is our goal to keep you business open and functional after even the worst damages.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has the training, expertise, and the equipment to handle your Commercial loss both large and small. We will respond quickly and stop the damage from continuing throughout the entire structure and walk you through the restoration process through completion. We will bring your business back to preloss condition promptly and care-free for you. Our professional team is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day! 

As the most trusted restoration company in the industry, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a proud community member of the Chico, Chester, Lake Almanor, Durham, Yuba City and surrounding areas.

So what can you do until SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff arrive?

1) Remove excess water by mopping and blotting

2) Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items

3) Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions

4) Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting

5) Turn on the air conditioning for maximum drying in summer

6) Remove all personal and art objects to a safe, dry, place

7) Gather loose items from floors

All of these steps that you can take before SERVPRO even arrives will help to speed up the restoration process and can also save you money by keeping your possessions safe. Trust the company that is always there for you. Trust SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor!

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a Full Service Restoration Company that can help you through Emergency Services, Mitigation, Restoration, and the Rebuild of your business?

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

When Should You Get Your Ducts Cleaned?

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Should You Get Your Ducts Cleaned? Don't let your customers breathe this in. Call SERVPRO!

Is there a right time to get your Commercial HVAC system cleaned?

With the heat wave rolling into our community during this time of the year you'll be cranking that A/C in your business to keep your employees and your customers cool during the day. But as you turn on your air conditioning, after a long rest for the winter, have you ever considered what it is that you are breathing in? If it has been a while since your HVAC system was last cleaned, or if it has never been cleaned, you could be breathing in extremely harmful dust particles and allergens every time the unit is turned on. 

The best way to avoid these allergens is to get an annual HVAC cleaning. Who better to trust than the best company in the industry- SERVPRO! 

So how do you know when it is the right time to make an appointment?

  • If there is visible mold inside the ducts or around the vent
  • Ducts infested with rodents or insects
  • ducts that are clogged with an excessive amount of dust or debris
  • Visible particles are released from the registers when the system is turned on

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are trained on the most updated techniques for getting your HVAC system good as new. We went you to feel comfortable turning on your HVAC unit without the fear of what it is you are breathing in.

Call us today for an inspection!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

The SERVPRO Tips for Commercial Carpet Cleaning

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The SERVPRO Tips for Commercial Carpet Cleaning Don't let carpet stains deter a customer from using your business. Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor!

What does your business say about you?

When it comes to having a highly visited office here in Butte County, as a business owner, you want to make the best impression possible on all clients that will enter. Think about what runs through the mind of your potential customer should they see visible dirt or spots on your carpets or rugs. They'll associate your business with the filth that they are seeing. The dirt and germs that may accumulate in your carpets over time will accelerate wear and tear on your carpets. This wear will greatly reduce the appearance and overall cleanliness of your business. 

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is always available and honored to be able to help the businesses in our community but we have compiled a list of tips to keep your carpets looking new without getting a professional carpet cleaning.

Step 1) Understand the difference between stains and spots.

The only difference between a spot and a stain is the time it was left to sit. You should immediately blot the affected area with a paper towel to absorb as much of the spill as possible as soon as it happens. Never wipe or rub the material into the carpet as it may cause lasting damage. This lasting damage may be difficult, or even impossible, for our professionally trained staff to remove.

Step 2) Pre-spray cleaning solution onto the carpet to remove spots.

Make sure to follow the instructions on the product being used. If the product is improperly used you risk the chance of leaving behind sticky residue and it can collect even more dirt overtime. Make sure you do not use a product you are not familiar with or call the product provider if you are needing additional information before use.

Step 3) Choose the best equipment for the job

Routine cleaning, such as vacuuming daily, can reduce the need for a deep cleaning. Make an "Office Chore List" for your staff so they can take pride in the cleanliness of the business as they contributed to it. This tool may even boost moral in the work place and have a sense of community among your team. 

Step 4) Pre-vacuum before attempting to clean.

This will remove the dry soil from the carpet as once it gets wet it could become embedded into the carpet. The "spots" you may be seeing on your carpets may just be a build up of dirt that can be easily handled with a vacuum. 

Step 5) Train your staff.

Keeping up a daily routine of cleaning will reduce cost overtime and will help the carpet to last longer. Have guidelines to what your staff can and cannot bring into the carpeted areas of your work space to avoid accidents and spills.

Are you in need of a heavy cleaning for your carpets? Turn to the experts. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can do that for you!

Give us a call today to make an appointment.

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Is Your Business Prepared for an Earthquake?

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Your Business Prepared for an Earthquake? It is essential to be prepared as a business for any disasters, natural and accident, 365 days a year.

Butte County is known for many things, and although earthquakes are not one of them, it is essential to be prepared as a business for any disasters, natural and accident, 365 days a year. 

But you don't have to prepare on your own! SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to assist you with a completely FREE service that we are offering to all business owners and homeowners. This free service is to receive an Emergency Readiness Profile prepared by the professionals themselves. This plan contains all of the information you would ever need in the event of an emergency. Did we mention it was free?

In the event  that a commercial building is affected by an earthquake it is not just the building that is affected but the entire community. Commercial buildings in this area are treasured as well as the services that these businesses provide for the community. As a local business it is their responsibility to be prepared. 

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor understands the difficulty that comes with being prepared for something that seems not possible to happen. However, these damages can never be predicted. Here are some safety tips for business owners.

1) Make an Emergency Plan!

Did you know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor offers this service for free? Not only will you get a professional is to see your building and let you know of any hazards and potential issues should there be a natural disaster but you'll also get multiple copies of these Emergency Plans to keep your business and your staff safe. And did we mention that it is completely free?!

2) Anchor bookshelves and over heavy furniture to wall studs.

Encourage your employees to not try and run outside in the event of an earthquake and to stand in doorways and away from heavy furniture and items that will easily fall.

3) Whether you are at home or at work, make sure you have an Emergency Kit with supplies for all in your home or your business to last 72 hours.

Did you know each person needs about 1.9 liters of water each day? You can learn more about safety kits and what all should go into them from the American Red Cross.

In the event of an earthquake, or if you would like a FREE Emergency Readiness Profile, give us a call at (530)899-9141!

License #: 1013416

Are Your Prepared to Respond?

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Are Your Prepared to Respond? The SERVPRO ERP is a 24/48 hour snapshot of everything you may need to know if case of an emergency.

SERVPRO’s Emergency Response Plan!

What is an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?

It is often extremely difficult to know what to do on the spot when Mother Nature throws damage at your commercial building, that’s what the ERP is for! SERVPRO has developed a plan for business and homeowners alike to be prepared in any situation no matter the size.

The ERP is a 24/48 hour snapshot of everything you may need to know if case of an emergency. This file includes:

  • Photos of utility shut of locations ( Gas, water, alarms, etc.)
  • Local emergency personnel contact information
  • Emergency protocols
  • Floor Plans

This file is available for everyone both in a flip chart and mobile app form!

So, why get an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?

  • It’s FREE! We do everything for you.
  • It is a concise document that has all the needed information for you in one spot.
  • It is easy to understand and read
  • Access is available 24/7
  • It is a password secured document

Call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor  today at 530-899-9141 to get started!

We’re here to help make you future damage “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a full service restoration company open 24/7? Call us today to find out more!

License#: 1013416 

SERVPRO Tips for Flu Prevention!

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Tips for Flu Prevention! Let's prevent the spread of the Flu this year!

Protect yourself and your employees during Flu Season!

It is no secret to Butte County that when the Flu season comes knocking on our door that it hits the local businesses and their employees hard. When one person in your workplace is down for the count with the Flu, your whole business suffers and the chances of it passing on increases.

Studies show that Flu related illnesses could cost businesses over $7 billion per year due to loss of productivity and revenue to illness. The financial consequences grow and grow as more and more of your employees are exposed. Let's prevent the spread of the Flu this year! SERVPRO has created a list of cleaning tips to help your business stay healthy during the Flu season:

1) Clean and disinfect the workplace regularly.

The Flu is known to be able to spread merely through touch. There are tons of products out there that are used specifically to clean the virus that gets left behind on surfaces throughout the workplace. 

2) Target the high-touch surfaces daily.

Objects throughout your workplace such as desks, counter tops, doorknobs, keyboards, and telephones need to be disinfected at least once a day with a disinfectant. Give your staff the responsibility of keeping their area cleaned and sanitized.

3) Choose the right products.

No matter which product you use (chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, ammonium based cleaners) it is important to ensure it is EPA-registered to kill the virus effectively. Make sure you know how to properly, and safely, use the product before use.

4) Use the product correctly.

Success is achieved when the disinfectants are used properly. It is important to refer to the product label for instructions on cleaning, storage, and hazards. Call the manufacturer with any safety concerns or questions.

5) Educate your staff!

 If one staff member comes in ill the risk for your other employees increases. Encourage employees to get the seasonal flu vaccine and to avoid coming in when ill. Instruct them to wash their hands regularly and to keep their work station clean.

Do you not have enough time to do a thorough cleaning of your commercial or office building? SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can do that for you! Our staff are up to date on the most recent cleaning techniques and you will be amazed by the results.

Call today to make an appointment!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Fire Damage to Your Business Can Be Rectified

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage to Your Business Can Be Rectified The damage from a commercial fire can seem insurmountable here in the Butte County area, let SERVPRO help you get your business back!

SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Restoration Services for your business!

The damage from a commercial fire can seem insurmountable here in the Butte County area, especially if items inside of your facility were damaged or considered to be a total loss. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can help you salvage what isn’t destroyed and save you from the hassle of needing to replace all of your belongings. This fast cleanup also help you regain your business faster and can keep your doors open longer.

For businesses in the Butte County areas that have fire damage- we can assist you in recovering inventory and other items are your place of business faster than any other company in the restoration industry. Sometimes, the only damage is from soot that has settled onto surfaces, this can be cleaned! SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are experienced and knowledgeable on the most updated cleaning techniques and practices. Without this necessary cleaning service, you risk the potential of having permanent damage to your contents and/or structure. SERVPRO is not only able to help Butte County business owners but also property owners as well!

In addition to cleaning your belongings to stop the damage of soot we can also complete a detailed checklist of the inventory, but salvageable and non-salvageable. Presenting this to your insurance carrier can not only save time but it can also make the process of filing a claim a lot smoother for both you and your insurance adjuster. SERVPRO can also determine what items are salvageable but may need additional attention to prevent them from getting significantly more damaged. These items include artwork, electronics, antiques, and clothing. Fire creates particulates that, when airborne, can find their way deep into the material and may call for advanced cleaning methods.

Our experienced SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are waiting to help you with any size loss, both large and small, any time of day. Some fires, although small, may cause momentous damage.

If you’ve had a fire damage, call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor so we can get you back on track and reopen your doors!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

SERVPRO Continuing Education: "Ethics"

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Continuing Education: "Ethics" Ethics is defined as the moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity.

How ethical are you and your staff?

Ethics is defined as- moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to educate you and your staff on the importance of Ethics in the work place and how it plays an important role in the lives of each individual. Our FREE continuing education classes are not only a lot of fun but they offer a ton of usable information.

Chico Class:

Date- 06/14/18

Location: 775 Entler Avenue Chico, CA 95928

Registration Time: 8:30 AM

Course Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

^Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the course!

Give us a call today to save your seat or email your information to the email address listed below:

(530)899-9141

cec@SERVPROofchico-lakealmanor.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Where Should You Turn With Commercial Water Damage?

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Where Should You Turn With Commercial Water Damage? Trusting the right company for your large loss is easy for those who have SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor on speed dial!

Rely on SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for the Water Damage Restoration of your Commercial Property!

Commercial properties sometimes have a higher chance of being damaged by rain, floods, internal plumbing issues, and appliance malfunction due to the amount of exposure. This is especially common with plumbing issues and appliance malfunctions from overuse. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor promises property owners a speedy response when water damage compromises the use of your business property. We offer a full range of restoration services that mitigate even the worst damage that water may cause. Our technicians are highly trained to industry standards place by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring your commercial property’s water damage repair is in the best capable hands. No business property is too large or too small to benefit from the proven knowledge and experience of our trained water damage control and restoration specialists.

When Butte County, Sutter County, Plumas County and the surrounding areas suffer water damage caused by severe weather, plumbing malfunctions, floods or other natural or man-made disasters take a large economic toll to the industries affected. Whether it involves only your business or also prevents other businesses from operating effectively, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to respond faster than any other company in the restoration industry. Not only to we have the required experience with most types of water based damage but we also have a love for our community to respond faster and help you to open your doors faster.

If water damage of any nature threatens your business, rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor to restore your property to pre-disaster condition. Commercial water damage can be reversed. Call us today for more information!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Commercial ERP Benefits During Fire and Water Damage

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial ERP Benefits During Fire and Water Damage Don't be stuck with a disaster unprepared! Let SERVPRO help you make a plan and prepare for a better future.

When a disaster hits your business unexpectedly, every moment after counts. Here at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor, he help local businesses prepare in advance for building disasters.

SERVPRO is the only restoration company in the industry that provides our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). This special document provides you and your personnel with the information you need to handle an emergency service any time of day that only SERVPRO provides. With this essential information you will be able to minimize damage and become full operational again as soon as possible.

Emergency Ready Profile

A FREE SERVPRO ERP contains the following:

Action Plan- What to do in what order to ensure the safety of occupants and minimize structural damage.

Contact Information- Phone numbers for emergency services, building maintenance, and SERVPRO.

Utility Shutoffs- Photos and descriptions of locations of water, electric, and heating fuel shut offs. If a key is needed for access we note who has possession of the key or where to find it.

Building Specific Information- An ERP can be customized to add any information specific to your building or industry that helps with your disaster response.

A SERVPRO ERP is a free service we provide to help local business and property owners to be ready for whatever happens. Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor to learn more about this free service and to make an appointment to get yours today!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Restoring Your Commercial Property

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Commercial Property SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is honored to be serving our community businesses and helping them to reopen their doors in record time!

Flooding and water damage events in the Butte County and surrounding areas are often complex and can arise with numerous damages to your building and create potential safety hazards for yourself and your employees. These cases require a specialize knowledge and expertise. Whether it is a relatively small water clean-up or a large loss, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help as the number one trusted company in the restoration industry.

When the problem is not taken care of in a prompt, or in the correct, manner your business has the potential of never reopening the doors. By trusting SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor with your unique water damage situation you are in the best capable hands. We are here, 24 hours, to walk you through every step of the job process to get those business doors reopened easily. In many instances, normal work operations are able to continue through the job process due to our technician's flexibility with your specific job. 

Our professional staff are trained to by mindful of both the legal and environmental concerns that come with restoring a commercial property. They strive to fully restore the damaged area without causing more damage to your building. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour lost of revenue and productivity for your business. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, trust the number one company in the restoration industry to be there for you.

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24 hour, full service, restoration company here to service your needs across the Butte County, Plumas County, and surrounding areas? Give us a call today to see what services SERVPRO can provide for you!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

SERVPRO Saves the Day for a Local Business!

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Saves the Day for a Local Business! SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24 hour, Full Service, Restoration Company here to service the Butte County, Plumas County, and surrounding areas.

It is impossible to schedule or anticipate that your business will suffer from a water damage. This case was no different.

We received a call after hours from one of the contacts of a commercial building very near to our office in Chico California that had a toilet overflow. They immediately called us after discovering the problem as we had done a community service event with them during the Oroville Spillway emergency. Our staff rushed immediately over to begin the water mitigation services. We had found that there was standing water in almost every room of this building. Our team jumped in and started extracting the water to stop the migration into the unaffected areas. The customer was overjoyed by our staff's promptness to not only respond but to start work immediately. They observed our staff well into the night and couldn't have been more pleased by our employees' performance. 

The customer was even more amazed when we made an appointment with them on the spot to return the following day to come back and monitor the conditions. Thanks to our fast reacting staff and their determination to help their fellow community members we were able to cut the job time in half. The customer was able to start repairs and the business was back to preloss condition in no time at all. 

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is honored with every opportunity to help a fellow business in need, 24 hours.

Commercial Power Outage Tips

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Power Outage Tips Protect your building and your employees during a power outage!

Although power outages can be minor they can cause enormous problems for businesses. With nasty weather the threat of power outages increase. Being without power in a commercial building can be dangerous.

Here are some steps on how to prepare for power outages without having several losses. 

1) Prepare an Emergency Kit.

It is important that in the event of a power outage that the people inside of the commercial property are taken care of. Keep an emergency kit with the essentials so they have what they need to be safe and secure even in your absence.

2) Back up Your Data.

It is important for you to protect your digital data that you need to keep your business up and running. Ensure that you regularly back up your data so that in the event of a power outage you minimize any damage to your records.

4) Keep a Backup Generator

In the event of a minor power outage a back up generator can be enough to temporarily give you the power you need until it is restored.

Keep your building and all who are there safe.

If you have any questions on how to get an Emergency Readiness profile made for you at absolutely no cost, call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor today to make an appointment. 

(530)899-9141

When is the Right Time to Get Your Commercial HVAC Vent Cleaned?

8/23/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial When is the Right Time to Get Your Commercial HVAC Vent Cleaned? Don't let your customers breathe this in. Call SERVPRO!

As you crank us the air conditioning to chase away the heat in your commercial building, have you ever considered what it is you are breathing in? If it has been a while since your HVAC system has been cleaned, you could be breathing in those dust particles and allergens every time the unit is on. The best way to avoid excess dust and allergens is by getting an annual HVAC cleaning. The largest benefit to getting your HVAC system cleaned is that most of the allergy-aggravating contaminants will be removed from the system. This will lead to better health and having your unit operate more efficiently.

So how can you tell when it is time to get those HVAC vents cleaned?

  • If there is visible mold inside the ducts or around the vent
  • Ducts infested with rodents or insects
  • ducts that are clogged with an excessive amount of dust or debris
  • Visible particles are released from the registers when the system is turned on

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are trained on the most updated techniques for getting your HVAC system good as new. We went you to feel comfortable turning on your HVAC unit without the fear of what it is you are breathing in.

Call us today for an inspection

(530)899-9141

Earthquake Preparedness for Your Business

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Earthquake Preparedness for Your Business Did you know one of the highest earthquakes ever recorded was a 9.5 on the Richter Scale?

Although Butte County is not known to have many earthquakes it is not uncommon and they should be prepared for as though they happen regularly. As an owner of a commercial building in Butte County and surrounding areas, you should be prepared for any damage that could happen to your property at any time.

But you don't have to do this alone! SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help.

In the event that a commercial building is affected by an earthquake it is not just the building that is affected but the entire community. Commercial buildings in this area are treasured as well as the services that these businesses provide for the community. As a local business it is their responsibility to be prepared. 

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor understands the difficulty that comes with being prepared for something that seems not possible to happen. However, these damages can never be predicted. Here are some safety tips for business owners.

1) Make an Emergency Plan!

Did you know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor offers this service for free? Not only will you get a professional is to see your building and let you know of any hazards and potential issues should there be a natural disaster but you'll also get multiple copies of these Emergency Plans to keep your business and your staff safe. And did we mention that it is completely free?!

2) Anchor bookshelves and over heavy furniture to wall studs.

Encourage your employees to not try and run outside in the event of an earthquake and to stand in doorways and away from heavy furniture and items that will easily fall.

3) Whether you are at home or at work, make sure you have an Emergency Kit with supplies for all in your home or your business to last 72 hours.

Did you know each person needs about 1.9 liters of water each day? You can learn more about safety kits and what all should go into them from the American Red Cross.

In the event of an earthquake, or if you would like a FREE Emergency Readiness Profile, give us a call at (530)899-9141!

Commercial Cleanings- Flu Prevention!

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleanings- Flu Prevention! This time of year is called “flu season.” In the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. Protect yourself!

It is no secret that flu season comes around and hits commercial building employees hard. When one individual is down for the count with the flu, the entire business suffers. Studies show that flu related illness could cost businesses approximately $7 billion per year due to the 111 million work days lost due to flue related illness. The financial consequences could be even larger if the ill employee continues to come to work and gets the other employees sick. There are ways to avoid the consequences and prevent flu related illness from entering the work place.

1) Clean and disinfect regularly.

                The flu can be spread merely through a touch of an infected surface. However, the flu virus is easy to kill when using the appropriate products regularly, especially during the flu season.

2) Target high-touch surfaces.

                Objects such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, keyboards, and phones need to be disinfected as least once a day with a disinfectant.

3) Choose the right products.

                No matter which product you use (chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, ammonium based cleaners) it is important to ensure it is EPA-registered to kill the virus effectively.

4) Use the product correctly.

                Success is achieved when the disinfectants are used properly. It is important to refer to the product label for instructions on cleaning, storage, and hazards.

5) Educate staff on preventative measures.

                If one staff member comes in ill the risk for your other employees increases. Encourage employees to get the seasonal flu vaccine and to avoid coming in when ill. Instruct them to wash their hands regularly.

Do you not have enough time to do a thorough cleaning of your commercial or office building? SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can do that for you! Our staff are up to date on the most recent cleaning techniques and you will be amazed by the results.

Call today to make an appointment!

(530)899-9141

5 Tips & Tricks for Commercial Carpet Cleaning

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial 5 Tips & Tricks for Commercial Carpet Cleaning SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can handle all of your Commercial and Residential cleaning and restoration needs!

When it comes to having a highly visited office, as a business owner, you want to make the best impression possible on the clients that come in. If the client see visible dirt and spots they will associate that filth with the business. The dirt and germs that accumulate in carpeting will accelerate wear and tear on the carpet and will greatly reduce the overall cleanliness of the office. There are very simple ways to protect your carpet and to keep them clean.

Step 1) Understand the difference between stains and spots. The only difference between a spot and a stain is the time it was left to sit. You should immediately blot the affected area with a paper towel to absorb as much of the spill as possible as soon as it happens. Never wipe or rub the material into the carpet as it may cause lasting damage.

Step 2) Pre-spray cleaning solution onto the carpet to remove spots. Make sure to follow the instructions on the product being used. If the product is improperly used you risk the chance of leaving behind sticky residue and it can collect even more dirt overtime.

Step 3) Choose the best equipment for the job.Routine cleaning, such as vacuuming daily, can reduce the need for a deep cleaning.

Step 4) Pre-vacuum before attempting to clean.This will remove the dry soil from the carpet as once it gets wet it could become embedded into the carpet.

Step 5) Train your staff. Keeping up a daily routine of cleaning will reduce cost overtime and will help the carpet to last longer.

Are you in need of a heavy cleaning for your carpets? Turn to the experts. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can do that for you!

Give us a call today to make an appointment.

(530)899-9141

How Will You Save Your Business After a Water Damage?

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How Will You Save Your Business After a Water Damage? After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first.

Water damage can never be predicted, but they can be prepared for!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has the training, expertise, and the equipment to handle your Commercial loss both large and small. We will respond quickly and stop the damage from continuing throughout the entire structure and walk you through the restoration process through completion. We will bring your business back to preloss condition promptly and care-free for you.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor staff are available 24-Hours and are able to provide Emergency Services for any situation, day or night, without fail. As a trusted leader in the Water Restoration Industry, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is proud to serve the Chico, Chester, Lake Almanor, Durham, Forest Ranch, and surrounding areas.

So what can you do until SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor arrives?

1) Remove excess water by mopping and blotting

2) Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items

3) Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions

4) Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting

5) Turn on the air conditioning for maximum drying in summer

6) Remove all personal and art objects to a safe, dry, place

7) Gather loose items from floors

All of these steps that you can take before SERVPRO even arrives will help to speed up the restoration process and can also save you money by keeping your possessions safe. Trust the company that is always there for you. Trust SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor!

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a Full Service Restoration Company that can help you through Emergency Services, Mitigation, Restoration, and the Rebuild of your business?

Call us today to see what we can do for you (530)899-9141.

License #: 1013416

Commercial ERP Helps When Pump Fails

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial ERP Helps When Pump Fails Be prepared with our Emergency Ready Profile

When disaster strikes, every minute counts. Here at SERVPRO® of Chico/Lake Almanor, we help local businesses prepare in advance for building disasters.

Our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) provides you and your personnel with the information you need to minimize damage and become fully operational again as soon as possible.

Emergency Ready Profile

An ERP contains the following:

Action Plan – What to do in what order to ensure the safety of occupants and minimize structural damage.

Contact Info – Phone numbers for emergency services, building maintenance, and key contractors.

Utility Shutoffs – Photos and descriptions of the locations of water, electric, and heating fuel shutoffs. If a key is needed for access, we note who holds the key.

Building Specific Info – An ERP can be customized to add any information specific to your building or industry that helps with your disaster response. 

Call to Schedule Your ERP

SERVPRO® ERP is a free service we provide to help local business and property owners be “Ready for whatever happens.” Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor at 530-899-9141 today to learn more about completing an ERP for your organization.

SERVPRO Emergency Response Plan!

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Emergency Response Plan! An ERP is a 24-48 hours snapshot of all the building and contact information you may need in the event of an emergency.

What is an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?

A 24/48 hour snapshot of everything you may need to know in case of an emergency. It includes:

  • Photos of utility shutoff locations (i.e. water, gas, alarms, etc.)
  • Emergency Personnel Contact Information
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Floor Plans (...don’t have one? We’ll create one for you!)
  • AVAILABLE IN FLIPCHART AND MOBILE APP FORM!

Why get an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)?

  • It’s FREE! We do all the work for you!
  • Concise document that has all vital information in one spot
  • Easy to understand and read for all personnel
  • Access Available 24/7
  • Password secured document

Call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor  today at 530-899-9141 or email us at williamjones@SERVPROofchico-lakealmanor.com to get started on your ERP!

We’re here to help make you future damage “Like it never even happened”.

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a full service restoration company open 24/7? Call us today to find out more!

License#: 1013416 

Commercial Fire Damage Can be Rectified

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Can be Rectified Commercial ducts that are not cleaned regularly can become a large fire hazard. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor does duct cleanings too!

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration for Your Business

The damage from a fire can seem insurmountable, especially if many of your personal belongings were damaged. We can help you salvage what isn't destroyed by the heat and flames of a fire, saving you from the hassle of replacing your belongings. This fast cleanup also helps you regain your sense of home and family much quicker. 

For businesses in Butte County that have had fire damage, we can assist you in recovering inventory and other items at your place of business. Sometimes, the only damage is from soot that has settled onto hard surfaces. This by-product of a fire must be removed to preserve your equipment. Without fast wipe down and cleaning, soot will chemically etch your tools and equipment permanently. 

How SERVPRO can help both Homeowners and Businesses Recoup Their Losses 
In addition to cleaning your belongings and equipment to stop the damage of soot and refurbish these items, so they are usable again, we can complete a detailed checklist of your inventory. Presenting this to your insurance carrier is the next step in receiving insurance policy payments to replace items that cannot be recovered. 

We will also note which items can be refurbished by outside sources, as is the case with artwork, electronics, and computers. Fire creates particulates that when airborne can find their way onto your electronics' interiors. When you power these items on, and they have not been professionally cleaned the power and soot combined can create secondary fires from electrical shorts.
 
Our experienced technicians are waiting to help you with any size loss, both large and small.  
Some fires are small and localized. Don't let this trick you into thinking that the smoke and other damage you witness is inconsequential. Soot has various toxins in it that can affect your health. It should be professionally cleaned and removed from all affected surfaces. If you've had fire damage, call your local SERVPRO Chico/Lake Almanor at (530)899-9141 so we can help you get back on track and get your doors reopened "Like it never even happened."

Comprehensive Commercial Water Damage Restoration, from Where?

9/8/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Comprehensive Commercial Water Damage Restoration, from Where? Commercial water damage in Eagle Lake where a content pack out was needed of the sales floor and water mitigation services for the entire building

Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration to Your Commercial Property

Commercial properties can be damaged by rain, floods, internal plumbing and appliance mishaps, or experience secondary water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO offers property owners a speedy response when water damage compromises the use of business property, offering a full range of restoration services that mitigate even the worst damage water can do. Our technicians are highly trained to industry standards by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring your commercial property’s water damage repair is in the hands of experts in the field. No business property is too large or too small to benefit from the proven skills and experience of our trained water damage control and restoration professionals.

When Butte County water damage occurs because of severe weather, plumbing malfunctions, floods or other natural or man-made disasters the economic toll to the industries affected can be high. Whether it involves only your own business or also prevents any tenants or other business partners from the quiet enjoyment of their homes or robust commerce in the shop or storage area they rent from you commercial water damage must be restored quickly and thoroughly. Because we are a local company we can respond immediately to your commercial water damage needs with trained technicians and specialized equipment that can handle most commercial water disasters. We have experience with almost any type of water based damage and will have your business back on track fast no matter the cause.

If the extent of your commercial water damage is greater than one restoration company can efficiently manage alone, we can tap into a network of over 1700 franchises to increase the scope of our repair capabilities vastly. When you contract with our company to deal with water damage that is catastrophic and extensive, we will utilize our relationship with the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams nationwide to respond on the scale your situation requires. The resources at our command will rise to the challenge, turning the tide on the most complex and momentous water damage scenarios.

If water damage of any nature threatens your business, rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor to restore your properties to pre-disaster condition. Commercial water damage can be reversed and your money making assets placed back online quickly when you dial 530-899-9141 any time of the day or night and engage our services. We are proudly ranked as of one of the leading commercial restoration companies in the nation.

Don’t Lose Your Butte County Business to Fire Damages!

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Don’t Lose Your Butte County Business to Fire Damages! Local business suffering from heavy fire damage. SERVPRO is here to help!

Call SERVPRO For Fast, Friendly Fire Remediation Services

The word “fire” strikes fear in the hearts of most people and for good reason. Whether it’s your home or business it can bring life, as you know it, to a screeching halt. 

If your business or commercial property caught on fire, don't panic. Instead, call the professionals of SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor and let us start cleaning up immediately. Acting right now is the key to limiting damages and expediting the restoration process, and choosing our team of industry specialists is the secret to attaining the sophisticated services you deserve. All of our IICRC-certified technicians will work with diligence and determination to get your commercial property back in pristine condition, so call us now at (530)899-9141 to get the process started!

Knowing which steps to take in the face of a commercial fire can help prevent you from becoming anxious, losing money, and undergoing extensive property damages. To handle fire damage successfully and speedily, implement the following four tips:

  1. Call The Insurance Company Immediately.

Be sure that you call your insurance company once the fire is out. This step is important because your insurance agent will work with you to file a claim and determine how much coverage you'll attain for the commercial damages.

  1. Contact A Fire Remediation Expert.

In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your business may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your business to pre-fire condition. Don't ever attempt to handle any of the cleanups, drying, or restoration processes on your own. Doing so could put you in peril of injury and illness.

  1. Assemble Your Records.

In addition to contacting a fire remediation expert, make sure that you assemble your business's essential records. You'll want to have this information with you when you start working with your insurance company. To guarantee that you can have all of your files ready in a safe place, make a point to buy a fireproof safe where they can be stored.

  1. Get Permission To Reenter The Building.

Always ask the fire department or another local authority whether you can reenter your building. In some cases, a fire can weaken the structural integrity of the commercial property and make it subject to collapse. This is why you need to assure that reentry is safe for you and your employees.

Don’t let your business suffer. Trust your local specialists!

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a Full Service Restoration Company?

Find out more today:

Office Phone Number: (530)899-9141

Meet our Incredible Staff: http://www.SERVPROchicolakealmanor.com/employee-photos

Our Certifications: http://www.SERVPROchicolakealmanor.com/company-profile

License #: 1013416

Restoring Your Butte County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/22/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Butte County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Water damage in Oroville Commercial building

Flooding and water damage events at Butte County and surrounding areas 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 Presents 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 Chico/Lake Almanor

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor 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. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24 hour Full Service Restoration Company!

Meet our Staff! : http://www.SERVPROchicolakealmanor.com/employee-photos

Our Certifications: http://www.SERVPROchicolakealmanor.com/company-profile

License #: 1013416