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FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR COMMERCIAL BUSINESS!!

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Safety Awareness! Fire Safety Awareness

Remove Clutter That Could Potentially Fuel a Fire

Keep your working areas clear of paper, trash and anything else that could act as kindling for a potential fire. You should make your garbage cans easily accessible, and be sure to empty them regularly. Similarly, you should make a conscious effort to ensure that there are no obstacles blocking access to emergency exits. Overall, you should perform a close inspection of your work spaces with an eye toward removing anything that could create sparks or fuel a fire.

Pay Special Attention to Extension Cords and Frayed Wiring

Extension cords are a common fire hazard because they're not intended for permanent use. The extension must be properly rated for the intended use, or it can cause frayed and exposed wires, thereby creating a fire hazard. Many local fire codes require extension cords to have surge protectors in case electrical circuits get overloaded. These surge protectors will automatically shut the power off if the electricity shorts out. To be on the safe side, you should always try to plug items directly into wall outlets, rather than relying on extension cords. And if you do have to use extension cords, you should inspect your wiring at least once a month to identify and fix any frayed wiring.

Escape Routes and Meeting Places: 

Determine and mark the fastest and safest paths to safety. Post maps (with “you are here” marks) in break rooms and near exits — which should be clearly indicated with signs. Put up reminders that elevators cannot be used during most emergencies. Check emergency lighting in stairwells and make sure they aren’t used as storage areas. Create a procedure for evacuating employees and patrons with special needs, especially if the escape route includes stairs. Select a meeting place far enough away from the building to allow full access to the property by firefighters and other emergency personnel.

 Emergency Procedures: 

Make sure employees know that the safety officer is in charge during emergencies. Identify by name and title (whenever possible) the people responsible for contacting the fire department, accounting for employees at the meeting place and assisting emergency personnel with information on equipment or chemicals housed in the building. Keep an up-to-date list of emergency contact information. Outline who notifies the next of kin of injured parties, and designate one person to notify emergency responder of people still in the office or unaccounted for.

Most “business and mercantile” fires occurred when the premises were less populated. One-third of the fires (31 percent) occurred between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am, but created two-thirds (67 percent) of the direct property damage. Nineteen percent occurred on weekends and created 31 percent of the damage. A lot of fires also broke out between noon and 2:00 pm.

Twenty-nine percent of commercial blazes were caused by cooking equipment and resulted in 6 percent of the direct property damage; 22 percent began in the kitchen or cooking area, causing just one percent of direct damage.

If you do experience a fire call SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County @ 419-867-8678 so we can help get you back up and running!!

Preparing your Business for the Holidays!

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

Need to get your business ready for a large gathering? - Image of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned table tents Need to get your business ready for a large gathering?

Need to get your business ready for a large gathering?

Call us SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County. We'll make your business feel like a home for the holidays.

We take pride in producing high quality general cleaning for our commercial and residential customers. SERVPRO has deep roots in the general cleaning world with staff chemists creating breaking edge cleaning products for our franchise community.

The supplies SERVPRO corporate produces are far superior to anything you might find in a store. Not to mention with over 1600 franchises to reach out to for the unusual situation that might pop up... Chances are someone in our SERVPRO family has seen it.

Just remember were hear to help make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today 419.867.8678

ARE YOU READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial cleaning in a local building Commercial cleaning in a local building!

Need to get your business ready for a large gathering? Call us, SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County. We'll make your business feel like a home for the holidays.

We take pride in producing high quality general cleaning for our commercial and residential customers. SERVPRO has deep roots in the general cleaning world with staff chemists creating cutting-edge cleaning products for our franchise community.

The supplies SERVPRO corporate produces are far superior to anything you might find in a store. Not to mention with over 1800 franchises to reach out to for the unusual situation that might pop up... Chances are someone in our SERVPRO family has seen it. Just remember, we are here to help make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today 419.867.8678

Commercial Business

10/23/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Building SERVPRO of B.G/ West Lucas County proudly serves the local community, which includes local businesses too!

Commercial Businesses count too!

SERVPRO of B.G/ West Lucas County proudly serves the local community, which includes local businesses too! Water and fire restoration and cleanup is our expertise, but did you know that we have a variety of services that we’re trained to perform? In addition to water and fire cleanup, SERVPRO can provide your local business with expert cleaning services. These services include air ducts, carpet and upholstery, biohazard and crime scene, and many more!

The most important part of our job is to make sure that you are able to reopen your business as quickly and efficiently as possible. We understand that closing your business can create tension and stress, and we do our very best to relieve that by providing immediate professional care. Visit our Home Page for a more in-depth and detailed look at what SERVPRO® of B.G/ West Lucas County can provide for you.

If you’re interested in having SERVPRO® of Hancock County assist your business with any of the above services, give us a call today at 419-867-8678.

Have questions about our commercial cleaning services do not hesitate to call us!

We Offer Commercial Cleaning Services in your Area!

10/23/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial cleaning in a local building We Offer Commercial Cleaning Services in your Area! Call Now!

If you own a business, you should consider the systems and processes you have in place to get your business back up and running again if disaster should strike.

Disasters such as water damage or fire damage can take a significant amount of time and effort to clean, and cleaning and restoring commercial properties requires a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of B.G / West Lucas Counties has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. Here at SERVPRO, we offer commercial cleaning services to:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO offers professional cleaning and preventative maintenance for your carpet and upholstery that keeps your property looking its best. Our cleaning system offers a number of specialized cleaning options to match your needs. Whether your business needs a deep cleaning or a persistent odor removed, you can trust SERVPRO.

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your business. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you can call SERVPRO for prompt and professional service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your commercial workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of B.G/ West Lucas County offers commercial cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include Air Duct and HVAC maintenance, biohazard and sewage cleanup, trauma and crime scene cleanup, drapes and blinds cleaning, odor removal and deodorization, and so much more! Contact us today at 419-867-8678 to schedule your commercial cleaning.

COMMERCIAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY SERVPRO

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Certified to handle any level of clean! - Image of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned decal in window Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning!!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning; it’s a higher standard of clean. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces in the communities we all call home. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

Are you interested in a free quote for our Commercial Services, or are you a Consumer who wants to learn more about the program? Give us a call at our office 419-867-8678. 

COMMERCIAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY SERVPRO

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

COMMERICAL BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS CAN BE SMALL OR LARGE FACILITIES

COMMERCIAL CLEANING AT ITS FINEST !!!

When it comes to commercial cleaning and restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. We are available 24/7 365 day. SERVPRO of Bowling Green/West Lucas County responds quickly to your business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies.

Here are some commercial services we provide:

  • Commercial Restoration Services
  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events

We also offer Commercial Cleaning Services. We have the specialized equipment, various products, and skilled cleaning methods to make your business look its very best.

  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Bio-hazard and Sewage
  • Post-Construction Cleanup
  • Carpet, upholstery, area rugs, and drapes
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Bowling Green/West Lucas County is here for you to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Preparing For Workplace Emergencies

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

a sign with 50% on it and the SERVPRO logo and 800 phone number Workplace emergency preparedness.

Emergencies happen every day all over the world and we all hope that we are never the victim of an emergency. Business owners must plan for emergencies and how to keep their employees safe in the event of one. When preparing it is smart to think worst case scenario and as the saying goes “plan for the worst and hope for the best”.

Does your place of employment have a policy for how to handle each type of disaster that could occur? Do you know how to respond in the event of a disaster? Preparedness saves lives. Find out if your workplace has any policies and procedures for emergencies.

Preparedness plans should include an evacuation policy and procedure, a list of people who need to be contacted in the event of an emergency (shareholders, board members, owners, etc.), procedures to follow to shut down equipment, ways to alert employees of emergencies, a way to account for personnel after an emergency, and more. Each plan would look different from the next based on the type of business and what has happened.

In some cases, it may be necessary to shut off water or power to the workplace. There needs to be someone(s) who is designated to do so and knows where these controls are.

SERVPRO of Bowling Green/West Lucas Co. can help with a part of this planning. We can provide a free service called an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) that comes with an app that can be downloaded and the file shared with any employee you choose. We can cover who to contact for power, who to contact for water and where the shut off locations are for these items. We are always here to help 24/7/365.

RENTERS INSURANCE

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

RENTERS INSURANCE PAPERWORK, A PAIR OF KEYS, READING GLASSES AND A CALCULATOR. RENTERS INSURANCE

There are many renters out there that don’t understand renters insurance, or they don’t think that they need it. Here are 5 myths and facts about renter’s insurance. According to State Farm:

  • MYTH: The landlord’s insurance covers your possessions. Don’t count on it. Most landlords’ insurance covers only the building and damages due to negligence. Coverage for some of the most common causes of property damage and loss, such as theft, vandalism, and fire, is entirely up to you. Without renter’s insurance, you may have to bear the financial burden of a loss on your own.
  • MYTH: Renters insurance is expensive. In this case, the numbers speak for themselves. According to the IIABA, the average renter’s policy costs just $12 a month for up to $30,000 in personal property coverage. That’s solid coverage for less than the cost of a couple cups of coffee a week.
  • Still concerned about price? Your insurer will work with you to find the combination of coverage and cost that suits your needs. You might even qualify for a discount by taking some simple home safety precautions or purchasing another policy, such as auto insurance, with the same insurer.
  • MYTH: You don’t need insurance if your stuff isn’t expensive. Most renters’ belongings cost more than they think. In fact the average person has over $20,000 worth of belongings that are probably not covered by a landlord’s policy.
  • Think that number is too high? Take a moment to add up the approximate cost of your computer, television, stereo, furniture, jewelry, and clothing. If a fire gutted your apartment tomorrow, would you have the cash to replace it all?
  • MYTH: Renters insurance covers only your possessions. In fact, renters insurance covers much more than just your personal property. The average policy also includes up to $100,000 in liability coverage. That means in the event of a covered loss, your insurer will help cover the costs if you’re held responsible for injuring another person or damaging another person’s property, including our landlord’s. Moreover, this coverage applies whether the incident occurred within your residence or elsewhere.
  • MYTH: Renter’s insurance is hard to get. The internet makes getting renter’s insurance easier than ever. You can research providers, compare quotes, and even find an agent online. Or, just as easily, you can place a quick call to an insurance representative. Answer a few questions and you’re likely to get a rate quote almost immediately.

COMMERCIAL CARPET CLEANING

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

employee cleaning carpet COMMERICAL CARPET CLEANING

Most people are very conscientious about maintaining the carpeting in their homes. But when was the last time you looked at the carpet in your business? Clean carpets in an office brighten up the general appearance of every room. It also makes the business more appealing to customers. In addition to cleaning, routine maintenance is key in extending the life of wall-to-wall carpeting.

Carpet manufacturers agree that the measures you take between regular carpet cleanings can expand the life of your carpet. Your carpet collects settled debris from the air, and residues tracked in from outside shoes. It collects dust, dirt, gases, animal and human hair, and many other soils.

The good news is that about 80% of the soils in the carpet are dry soil. These are materials that can easily be removed by vacuuming. By doing some of these preventive maintenance actions, you can help the life of your carpet.

  • Regular vacuuming (By vacuuming you can pull up 80% of soils in the carpet). Twice per week is ideal.
  • Spot Removal, as needed
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of outdoor soil tracked onto the carpet

If you would like a free estimate for your commercial carpet cleaning, call SERVPRO of Bowling Green/West Lucas County today at 419-867-8678.

COMMERCIAL SERVICES

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon commercial building COMMERICAL SERVICES

When it comes to commercial cleaning and restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. We are available 24/7 365 day. SERVPRO of Bowling Green/West Lucas County responds quickly to your business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies.

Here are some commercial services we provide:

  • Commercial Restoration Services
  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events

We also offer Commercial Cleaning Services. We have the specialized equipment, various products, and skilled cleaning methods to make your business look its very best.

  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Bio-hazard and Sewage
  • Post-Construction Cleanup
  • Carpet, upholstery, area rugs, and drapes
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

When the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Bowling Green/West Lucas County is here for you to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Water in Your Restaurant

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

One of the most rewarding things about running a locally owned business is giving your customers a positive experience every time that they step through your doors. Small disasters can sometimes pose a significant threat to this positive experience, however, and you need to get the mess cleaned up quickly and thoroughly to prevent lasting damages to the building.

Every business owner focuses on cutting out the extra spending, even when it comes to approaching water damages to their business. Most believe that these situations can get taken care of without professional intervention, but this is rarely the case. There are effects and lingering damages that can continue to affect your business long after the initial mess has gotten seemingly cleaned up. 

One of the things that you need to consider when it comes to cleaning up a mess like this is the far-reaching effects of water spreading throughout areas of your business. With various flooring materials and drywall, saturation can occur in a brief period which puts a timeline on when the damage must get restored before the material becomes unsalvageable. Our SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County team can say that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster because that is the commitment that we have made to the clients we serve throughout the area. 

Another reason that you should consider our SERVPRO restoration services for the water damage in your facility are adverse secondary effects. Lingering water and moisture can allow mold spores present in the environment to seat and colonize. When running a restaurant, mold damage is one of the situations that could stop your business in its tracks and prove costly to remediate and verify that the health hazard of mold exposure has gotten successfully removed. 

Don't let vandalism put a stop to your operation!

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Vandalism and graffiti can be very upsetting. It can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property. Often simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner, not to mention can lead to a loss of business.

Need Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup Services?

SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces. In addition to removing spray-painted graffiti from exterior walls, we can also clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning

Call SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County - 419-353-2300

Commercial Cleaning

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Services

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO of Bowling Green and Lucas County. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on local SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County to make your work space look its very best.

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing bio-hazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Their cleaning services include the following:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Document Restoration
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism
  • Interior/Exterior Painting

Your local SERVPRO Professional will get the job done right and get it done quickly.

Have Questions? Call Us Today! 419-353-2300

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that for the average household, regular vacuuming is the best way to keep your carpets clean?  Regularly vacuuming means 2x per week, with SLOW repetitive back and forth strokes. And by slow, we mean it should take you approximately 15-20 minutes to vacuum a 300sq ft room.  This should help remove about 80% of the dry soil in your carpet.  Even with regular vacuuming, it is recommended that your have your carpets deep cleaned once per year.  And this is on carpet where most folks remove their shoes before walking on.

Now, how about the carpets in your business or office?  We do not normally ask people to remove their shoes before entering...and we have a LOT of soil to track indoors here in NW Ohio!  It is recommended that offices and places of business have their carpets Professionally cleaned anywhere from every 3 months to a year.  It depends on the type of business and amount of traffic - school and healthcare environments should be deep cleaning more often than, say, a Real Estate Office.

Soil is not only unsightly on carpeting, surprisingly, it can actively wear down your carpet faster.  Soil particles work their way down into the carpets backing, and act as a grinding compound. As the carpet is walked on, the particles can cut the fibers.  This will eventually lead to fiber loss, and potentially, bare spots in the carpeting.

Soiled carpet can also become a breeding ground for mold and other microbes. SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County can help reduce the risk of repeated illness in your workplace, as well as reduce symptoms of allergies or asthma.

If you need your business’ carpets Professionally Cleaned, call upon your neighbors at your locally owned and operated SERVPRO at 419-353-2300 today!

Fire in the Workplace

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Here are five of the most common causes of fire in the workplace.

Faulty Electrics

Faulty electrics are the biggest cause of workplace fires, loose wires, plugs that are over loaded and old equipment can all make for a potential death trap. Every workplace is legally obliged to take good care of any electrical equipment, and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is an absolute must. These tests, undertaken every year, will ensure that your electrical goods stay in good working order and are fit for purpose.

Flammable and Combustible Materials

Flammable and combustible materials represent a dangerous hazard to your employees as well as your business; whilst every workplace should place fire safety at the forefront of their risk assessments, this is particularly true of premises that hold any number of materials that are flammable or combustible. Appropriate storage, correct disposal and in-depth processes for handling these materials and or substances should be put in place.

Human Error

Another common reason for fires in the workplace is down to human error, accidents such as knocking liquid onto electrical equipment, burning food in the kitchen or spilling flammable or combustible liquids.

General Negligence

Negligence can be differentiated from human error by the fact that such incidents are caused by proper procedures not being followed, or a member of staff undertaking an activity known as a potential fire hazard. Such instances are, again, easily avoided, and staff training on the dangers of certain areas within the workplace cannot be underestimated.

Arson

While many may get alarmed when they hear that arson is a common cause of workplace fires, it is indeed a relatively frequent occurrence. Factories and industrial estates are particularly prone to vandals and fires can spread quickly from unit to unit if proper fire control features aren’t installed.

If suitable, work places should fit fireproof shutters and a water sprinkler system to protect their property as far as possible; and deterrents such as CCTV and gating can all indicate to the would be intruder that your property is far from ideal for trespassing.

If you experience a fire in the workplace call SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County at 419-353-2300

Article source: https://rabidofficemonkey.com/5-common-causes-fire-workplace/ 

Protect your Business from Being Robbed

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

If you own a business, particularly one that deals in cash, there is a good chance that one day it may be robbed. If you are lucky, the robbery will occur after the business is closed and all of your employees have gone home. If not, you, your employees and possibly your customers could be faced with a very dangerous situation.

There are effective measures that business owners, managers, and employees can take that will protect the assets of the business and make it safer for employees.

  • Always have two or more employees open and close the business.
  • Install an effective alarm system that is monitored.
  • Use surveillance cameras behind the cash register and facing out to the front of the counter.
  • Also, install surveillance cameras in areas where a person could hide.
  • Keep the outside doors in backrooms locked when not in use.
  • Have lockers or locked desks so employees can lock up any personal valuables, purses, or medications.
  • Do not release personal information about employees to strangers and shred all past employee records when trashing it.
  • Keep a low cash balance in the cash registers.
  • Make regular bank deposits of excess money or lock it in a safe.
  • Vary the times and the routes used to go to the bank to make deposits.
  • Avoid sending one person to the bank with a deposit.
  • Avoid making deposits late at night.
  • Do not carry the deposit openly in a deposit bag.
  • Avoid hanging signs or putting displays on windows or around the sales counter that will obstruct the view of the register.
  • In areas that are blocked by shelving, walls or other obstructions, hang concave mirrors.
  • Do careful reference checks on employees that are hired.
  • Have policies in place concerning employees' friends or relatives hanging around the business.
  • Customers should be greeted when they enter the business and train employees to make eye contact and engage with the customers. An alert staff can quickly deter a would-be robber.
  • Train employees not to take risks, but to call the police if they see suspicious people inside or lurking outside of the business.
  • Keep your business well lit both inside and out and focus on areas where someone could hide.
  • Trim trees and bushes so that they do not become hiding places for robbers by blocking light.
  • Become friends with the local police officers. Encourage them to stop by your business.
  • If possible, use only one cash register at night. Leave the drawers on the other cash registers opened and tilt the money tray so that it will show that it is empty.
  • Do not tempt robbers by balancing the cash register by the cash desk. Take it to a back office to count it.
  • Train employees to be alert when handling money. It is easy to make a one dollar bill look like a twenty dollar bill to an employee that is not paying attention.
  • Do not completely cover the windows of the business by closing blinds are pulling curtains at closing time. Always leave them only partially closed.

Article source: https://www.thoughtco.com/robbery-prevention-tips-for-businesses-972958

Fire safety tips for your business

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Remove Clutter That Could Potentially Fuel a Fire

Keep your working areas clear of paper, trash and anything else that could act as kindling for a potential fire. You should make your garbage cans easily accessible, and be sure to empty them regularly. Similarly, you should make a conscious effort to ensure that there are no obstacles blocking access to emergency exits. Overall, you should perform a close inspection of your work spaces with an eye toward removing anything that could create sparks or fuel a fire.

Pay Special Attention to Extension Cords and Frayed Wiring

Extension cords are a common fire hazard because they're not intended for permanent use. The extension must be properly rated for the intended use, or it can cause frayed and exposed wires, thereby creating a fire hazard. Many local fire codes require extension cords to have surge protectors in case electrical circuits get overloaded. These surge protectors will automatically shut the power off if the electricity shorts out. To be on the safe side, you should always try to plug items directly into wall outlets, rather than relying on extension cords. And if you do have to use extension cords, you should inspect your wiring at least once a month to identify and fix any frayed wiring.

Escape Routes and Meeting Places: Determine and mark the fastest and safest paths to safety. Post maps (with “you are here” marks) in break rooms and near exits — which should be clearly indicated with signs. Put up reminders that elevators cannot be used during most emergencies. Check emergency lighting in stairwells and make sure they aren’t used as storage areas. Create a procedure for evacuating employees and patrons with special needs, especially if the escape route includes stairs. Select a meeting place far enough away from the building to allow full access to the property by firefighters and other emergency personnel.

 Emergency Procedures: Make sure employees know that the safety officer is in charge during emergencies. Identify by name and title (whenever possible) the people responsible for contacting the fire department, accounting for employees at the meeting place and assisting emergency personnel with information on equipment or chemicals housed in the building. Keep an up-to-date list of emergency contact information. Outline who notifies the next of kin of injured parties, and designate one person to notify emergency responder of people still in the office or unaccounted for.

Most “business and mercantile” fires occurred when the premises were less populated. One-third of the fires (31 percent) occurred between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am, but created two-thirds (67 percent) of the direct property damage. Nineteen percent occurred on weekends and created 31 percent of the damage. A lot of fires also broke out between noon and 2:00 pm.

Twenty-nine percent of commercial blazes were caused by cooking equipment and resulted in 6 percent of the direct property damage; 22 percent began in the kitchen or cooking area, causing just one percent of direct damage.

If you do experience a fire call SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County, we can help get you back up and running. 

What's Slumbering in your Air Ducts?

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Dust, Pet dander and other containment's from everyday living are circulated through your ducts and can decrease the efficiency of your HVAC heating and cooling system causing it to work much harder. Keeping the duct work clean can extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which saves you money.

Duct Cleaning Can:

  1. Remediate bacteria, fungi and mold
  2. Reduce potential for mold growth
  3. Restore peak energy efficiency 
  4. Eliminate offensive odors

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, keeping your duct-work clean should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home. These contaminants from day to day living are sucked into your HVAC system and re-circulated throughout your home over and over. This causes a buildup over time inside the duct-work.

SERVPRO provides Commercial Fire Damage Services

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

West Lucas County commercial damage can leave some or all areas of your property unusable until repair work can be completed. When your workplace has been impacted by a fire, you will want to get repairs started as quickly as possible so that the property can be restored and fully functional. Finding the fastest and most reliable method of fire damage restoration is crucial. Your business operations downtime must be kept to a minimum.

Determining the scope of work:

When you are dealing with commercial fire damage, the scope of work that needs to be accomplished starts with a thorough assessment. The destruction generally includes more than just burned damage to the structure, business equipment and documents. In many instances, smoke, as well as water from firefighter’s efforts, will ruin one or more areas of the property. Smoke damage may be present throughout the entire property in some cases. 

Exploring repair options;

Many steps may be required to improve the property after you have a commercial fire damage. For example, you may need to remove drywall that has been damaged by smoke or water from the fire event. You may also need to be fully reconstructed, such as those that have been burned by the flames. When you are preparing for fire damage repair services, it is important to consider all aspects of the work that needs to be done before you decide how to proceed. Then call SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County 419.867.8678. Your time and lost business revenue should be of paramount importance. Business interruption insurance can help push through this horrid event.

Getting timely results:

While you need all of the work completed with professional results, you also need them preformed promptly so that operations can resume in full swing as soon as possible. You could attempt to contract with different service providers to repair the various types of damage on the property, but this is often not the most efficient method available. Working with one company like SERVPRO that has the skills and experience to handle all aspects of the repair process may be the most effective option available. From the initial inspection to the final walk-thru, your doors will be reopened as soon as possible. 

Does your commercial property have wood floors?

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Does your business have wood floors? Wood floors require extra care, but that doesn't mean you should mop yours every week. Wet-clean no more than 1-2 months to maximize your floor's longevity....After a water damage this is especially true and may require resurfacing your floor to return it to its previous condition. A trained water restoration technician with the proper equipment can restore most quality hardwood floors to its natural moisture content in a timely manner limiting the need to replace the affected flooring. Every situation has its own set of unique challenges and knowing the best tool for the job is what we at SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County consider a welcomed task...  Some flooring is manufactured using man made and natural materials these types of floors are often considered unsalvageable. Which means that it will not return to it's previous condition.

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Season Cleaning

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

If you have stubborn tree needles sticking in the carpet of your commercial property carpet or other seasonal messes?  Call SERVPRO for help with all of your holiday cleanup needs... Life is full of time consuming struggles during the holiday season that devour the precious moments you have to share with your loved ones let us at SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County help with any choirs that steal these minutes away. We offer a wide variety of services from major remodeling to a simple commercial cleaning. Our staff is fully trained to execute the task at hand all while being compassionate when dealing with sensitive situations. So when you find yourself running around feeling like life is passing you by please don't wait until its too late call SERVPRO to rescue your time. Please spend your day's doing what's important to you and your family and as always remember the reason for the season.

Preparing you business for the hoildays

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Need to get your business ready for a large gathering? Call us SERVPRO of Bowling Green and West Lucas County. We'll make your business feel like a home for the holidays. We take pride in producing high quality general cleaning for our commercial and residential customers. SERVPRO has deep roots in the general cleaning world with staff chemists creating breaking edge cleaning products for our franchise community.The supplies SERVPRO corporate produces are far superior to anything you might find in a store. Not to mention with over 1600 franchises to reach out to for the unusual situation that might pop up... Chances are someone in our SERVPRO family has seen it. Just remember were hear to help make it "Like it never even happened" Call us today 419.867.8678

Restoring Your Swanton Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/31/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Swanton 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 Bowling Green and W. Lucas County

SERVPRO of Bowling Green and W. Lucas County 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.