Busiest Time of the Year
The kids are all going back to school and college and fall sports are in full swing again. Soon Halloween will be upon us along with Thanksgiving and Christmas following shortly behind.
Is your business feeling a bit neglected cleaning wise? Maybe the floors are as clean and nice as you would like them to be or maybe the vents are looking a little dusty, and lets be honest, that is not how you want to look to customers and clients!
Luckily for you we handle both of those things! We do carpet and tile cleanings as well as duct cleaning to help get and keep your business looking in tip top shape.
Lastly we also do COVID cleanings because they also happen to be on the rise with all of the events and less strict regulations happening.
Give us a call today to get scheduled for any of the above cleanings you may need to have taken care of today!
We can't wait to hear from you!
How are you prepared?
As the year gets further underway we start trying to plan for the holidays. What are the kiddos going to wear for Halloween? Who all is coming for Thanksgiving? Or if you are a real planner, start buying Christmas presents now so you can enjoy the holiday season without all the shopping madness.
While trying to plan for all of these things come years end, how are you preparing your business for years end?
Usually companies will have Holiday parties or potluck gatherings that will invite family members and sometimes neighboring businesses. Is your office in tip top shape for everyone to come and see the building?
Well if the answer is no, give us a call today and we will schedule a carpet, or hard floor cleaning and a duct cleaning to ensure the best look possible for all of those planning to visit your office.
We are currently still doing COVID cleanings as the numbers are rising. Protect against what could have come unknowingly into your office today.
Give us a call to get on the schedule!
Could you be affected?
With the recent uptick in storms rolling through were you affected by the extra amounts of rain?
Many Floridians do not worry about tropical storms or even Hurricanes unless they are a category 3 or above. While this may be fine for some homeowners, it is not for others. Some homes may be completely unaffected while offers are devastated by the massive amounts of rain these storm bring through our area.
Now is the time to check your homes exterior to make sure you have no exposed areas where wind driven rain could get in.
Wind driven rain comes in for the most part from bad shingle work or unsecured corners of a home.
You can test this by using a hose and having another person stand inside to see if you see any water. It is much more effective to have a small amount of water come into your home from a hose rather than an entire storms worth of water that ruins you waters, structure, and potentially your personal belongings. We would hate to see you unprepared during the next storm. Take precautions now!
Over Before You Know It
In Florida this time of year we have many afternoon showers that everyone know and expects to happen most days if not everyday. What people do not talk about are the freak storms that happen all of a sudden, act like a tornado, and then are gone in a flash and it is sunny again.
These freaky fast storms are generally the ones that cause wind driven rain damage. Wind driven rain damage is not something that the naked eye can prevent. This kind of damage unfortunately happens and you won't know about it for sometime after until it is too late. You can have inspections done on your home that some may be able to see and recommend a fix for, while others you won't know until they happen.
The best thing to do once you have wind driven rain damage is to fix the issue and remediate the damage as soon as possible so growth, or potentially more damage do not happen.
In Florida we get some of the most wacky and unpredictable weather that it is better to be vigilant and ready to act upon once you know its happening or try to prevent the damage before hand.
Have something that looks off to you and want it checked out? Give us a call today to set up an appointment and consultation!
In the Blink of an Eye
We are currently in the midst of Else coming through Florida right now and have experience many changes in her path minute to minute.
These are the times that you need to be prepared before the storm could turn your direction. You never know when a hurricane could decide to make a sharp turn and come to your area.
One thing to help during the storm season is to make sure you always have your food, water, and medicine up to date and have multiple days worth so that you do not go without. The same thing goes for your family.
Another this that you can do if you are a business is to sign up for our Emergency Ready Program. This program allows our representative to come out to your site, scope out the layout, take photos, and put together a portfolio that is available online anywhere. We also keep a hard copy in our office were we to lose power and still need to know where emergency shut offs were and who to contact.
Up in Flames
Just like that your home or business is gone. The flames are growing and you are unable to tame them. The fire department is on their way, but not fast enough to save your home or business.
Routine maintenance can keep your home or business from going up so quickly. We have several checklists for what you should be doing annually. You can find those posts further down on this blog.
Make sure to always have a fire extinguisher close by to stop a small fire before it gets out of control. You also need to check the fire extinguisher annually to make sure that it is not expired. If you need to have your fire extinguisher checked or renewed you can usually call your local fire department and they can either do it or direct you to someone who can renew it for you.
For a business you have to legally have your fire extinguishers checked and up to date every year. The fire marshal will do surprise but routine check ups to make sure that you are keep up on these not only for the safety of your employees but also the safety of the businesses around yours.
What is that spot?
In the heat of the summer you may notice some brown or discolored areas on your ceiling. While this is not a huge problem to start out, it may become a larger problem later.
There are several things that could be causing this staining and discoloring. The range of things could be a hole in the roof, leaking A/C ducts or even a wild animal has found its way into your home and is leaving behind something for you to find later.
All of the listed items are things that need to be taken care of sooner rather than later. A hole in the roof could lead to structural issues in not taken care of. Leaking air ducts could mean that your home is feeling warmer and your AC unit is working harder than it should because it is also trying to cool down your extremely hot attic on top of your home. Finally a wild animal could be using your attic or roof as a shelter and also leaving behind unsightly things such as urine or feces. They could also be making a home and mating in your attic.
If you happen to see any type of staining or discoloration on your ceilings this summer or anytime, give us a call to set up your free inspection today!
Big but Little Guys Too
Why should you chose SERVPRO rather than one of the other small remediation companies in the area?
We have gotten some feed back about from potential customers wanting to support local and support local companies. Trust us when we say no one understands that more than us.
Here at SERVPRO we do get to sport the big logo that is recognized nationwide with our company and the green and orange colors. Along with that when a disaster strikes we also get the support of the entire nationwide team as well. Other franchises will travel to make sure everyone in the area that was affected will be taken care of. This allows us to take care of each and every customer that has called in and needs help right away. This is a giant benefit to not only us but also our customers in a disaster time.
On the flip side of that each franchise including ours that is a part of this giant company as a whole is locally owned and operated, the best of both worlds. So when you call us at your local SERVPRO you get the best of both worlds. You get the support of a massive company, while also knowing your money is being kept local to support other community members and their family's.
Is Your Property Ready?
We are in the midst of storm season and while we have talked about cleaning out gutters and making sure your are plenty well stocked up on food, what about the rest of your property?
Now is the time to also be thinking about hazardous trees in the backyard that may need to either be trimmed down or completely gotten rid of all together.
The last thing you want to hear or see during a storm is a giant tree coming through your window or damaging the room of your house.
Something else to consider are any freestanding buildings on your land. Do you have a shed or an unsecured deck? Are these items heavy enough that you are sure they will not be taken up by the wind?
Look up your local ratings for how these things should be secured or even taken down were a storm to come just to make sure you don't have any unexpected surprises during a storm.
Emergency Ready Programs
Does your business have a plan for when a water, fire, or mold disaster happen?
It is easy to make sure your home is ready, boarded up and have a back-up plan for when something happen but a business location often gets left to the wayside.
We are able to take care of that for you with our Emergency Ready Program. This program is completely free for you and your business and allows a profile all in one place accessible from anywhere with all of the important information for your business that you could think of.
An appointment with us takes less than an hour to set this up, show us around the property to take pictures and make notes and then we send it over to you.
You are able to view this from anywhere or send it to someone in town if you are not around when disaster hits.
This no cost program is one of the best things you could do for your business. Give us a call today to schedule your walk through!