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How to prepare for Commercial Water Damage

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

large building in the background with many people walking in the streets below Protect your commercial property.

When anyone own a business, you have a bit of pressure on your shoulders to protect your personal assets as well as the assets and information of your clients. Here are some ways that SERVPRO of Atascadero suggest to protect yourself from a commercial water damage on your property.

  • Backup Computers – the most necessary thing you can do!
  • File Paperwork – sometimes computers aren’t reliable and having paper backups can save you in case computers can’t be saved.
  • Ventilation – this can help with microbial growth problems later on after a water damage and keeps your office air dry.

There isn’t a guarantee that you will always be safe from water damage but if you are prepared it can make the headache a lot easier. When it’s time always call SERVPRO of Atascadero, we understand that you need to get back into business quick and we will work with you to make that happen. Keeping not only you but your customers satisfied!

So give us a call at (805)541-1271.

Do's and Don'ts for your septic tank

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

Man holding a tube inserted in the ground where the septic tank is located Septic tank maintenance

SERVPRO of Atascadero does not run into too many septic system overflows in this part of the central coast, but if you happen to live or have a property in a rural area, for sure you have an idea about how septic system works. One way many property owners know if it is maintained properly is if you do not smell anything bad coming from it. Now, there are several crucial do’s and don’ts to live by to ensure that your septic tank will last long and that your septic system works the way it should. Here they are.

Only use high quality toilet paper.

Pick a toilet tissue that is been proven to break up easily when wet. This way, it will not cause any trouble when it is already in your septic tank.

Keep trees away from the septic system.

Trees which have roots that grow and extend aggressively should be kept far from the septic system to avoid any damage. Plant grass instead in the drain field area to prevent and minimize the instances of soil erosion.

DO perform regular maintenance.

Make sure your septic tank is maintained everyone to three years by a professional. Now, the frequency of having your septic tank pumped will depend on its size, the number of solids that go into it, and the volume of wastewater. It is best to consult a professional again to know how often you should have your septic tank maintenance done.

DON’T allow a large amount of water to be discharged into the septic system.

It will cause the system to back up and will also affect the biological balance within the septic tank.

DON’T dump grease down the drain.

Grease can build up in the septic tank and plug the sewer pipes. Have a separate container for it.

Tips to Prevent Fires in a Business

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

A hand pointing at a Emergency Evacuation Plan Fire evacuation plan

In the business world time is money, taking excessive steps could affect your daily work.

When a structural fire occurs, it not only affects your tenants. It also affects the commercial building itself but also the components within. This may mean damage to or loss of personal possessions, equipment, inventory, and materials necessary to operate a business. There is nothing more valuable than putting a fire prevention plan in place with so much at stake.

1). Place and enforce safety procedures

2). Minimize as many fire hazards as possible

3). Install and Maintain Safety Equipment

A fire prevention plan is the best way to avoid fire and smoke from adversely affecting your tenants and your commercial buildings. Should such a disaster occur, know that help is available to restore your property and that of your tenants’ to preloss condition. At SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo, we are here to provide the remediation services you need. Our restoration Professionals are experts at repairing structural damage to removing smoke odors.

If you have any fire damages to your commercial property call the professionals at SERVPRO of Atascadero (805)541-1271.

Most Common Places That Leaks Occur.

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

A silver faucet leaking water leaky faucet

Water leaks not matter how big or small can pose a very large threat to commercial buildings because they use as much larger amounts of water than residences – either for their business activities or simply because of the large number of people using the water fixtures in the facility on a daily basis. Therefore, leaks in commercial buildings lead to the waste of hundreds of gallons of water per day and can substantially increase the company’s monthly bills. Especially if they are not caught in time.

1). Leaky Faucet

2). Toilet bowl leak

3). Major pipe leaks

4). Leak in the Ceiling

5). Water Heater Leak

In order to avoid such troubles, property owners need to maintain their buildings in excellent condition and seek professional help from SERVPRO of Atascadero at the first sign of a water problem.

If you have any water damage in your commercial property call the professionals at SERVPRO Atascadero (805)541-2171.

Tips For Commercial Property Owners

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Three Tall Buildings facing each other Commercial Property

Purchasing a commercial property may be the largest investment that a business will make. In order to protect that investment, regular inspection in the property for potential water leaks, rust and mold should be routinely made.

There are four common methods to detect water damage in the commercial properties that owners look out for.

1. Floors
Whether it is wood, tile, concrete, or carpet flooring water will show signs of water damage. For instance, tile and wood will crack, buckle or warp. Concrete will erode or have cracks.

2. Water Stains
Water stains on the floor can be typically found around toilets, sinks, ceilings and walls, are some of the most common signs of water damage. As the drywall gets saturated, paint can lose adhesion.

3. The Outside Perimeter of the Building
Take a look at the exterior of your commercial property. What you want to look for are pools of standing water that can indicate poor drainage. Any of those issues could affect the foundation of the property.

4. Mold
Do not rely solely on sight when your looking for mold since water stagnates, mold and bacteria can grow. Producing a musty, unpleasant smell.

If you do experience any water damage to your commercial property call the professionals at SERVPRO of Atascadero (805)541-1271.

Odor in your Commercial Property?

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Women pinching her nose while spraying deodorizer. Order in your property

Does your Commercial Property have an Odor Problem?

SERVPRO of Atascadero has a Specialized Deodorization Equipment to help with that problem no matter how big or small it is.

We can Inspect and Access your Property and Inform you the best way to get rid of that Odor! Most Odors are caused by Sewage Losses, Soot and Fire Damages and even Standing Water that may have got unnoticed for a while.  

The majority of the Time the Special Deodorization Equipment can do the Trick; however, sometimes additional Cleaning may be required.  It is not always guaranteed to permanently remove all Odors and more Invasive Solutions may possibly be required.

Contact SERVPRO of Atascadero at (805) 541-1271.

Pigeon droppings are not only hazardous to humans but to you commercial property as well.

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Multiple pigeons flying around a building Pigeons on top of a building

Pigeons can carry many diseases and parasites that can be transferred into their droppings. Pigeon droppings can grow dangerous fungus once it's dried.  When the pigeon droppings dry and turn to dust it can spread which in return can contaminate other areas. When inhaled it can cause serious health problems.

Not only are the droppings hazardous to humans, it can also cause very extreme damage to your property and destroy certain materials because of the acidity that it carries.  

Pigeons will find any area to nest and will continuously dispose themselves in the same area.  Pigeons can nest on roofs, warehouses, balconies, gutters, vacant properties and even under solar panels causing large messes. It is best to clean the droppings right away. SERVPRO of Atascadero can help you with that, just give us a call at (805) 541-1271.