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Commercial Cleaning Services

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Chemung & Schuyler Counties to ask about our Commercial Cleaning Services today!

If you are a business owner or run a particular business that receives a lot of visitors and foot-traffic, you know how important it is to keep your business looking clean and in good shape. A lot of times, you don't have the 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, you should call SERVPRO of Chemung & Schuyler Counties for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of Chemung & Schuyler Counties offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, Hardwood Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Are You Ready for an Emergency?

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile

As a business owner you always want to make sure you have emergency contacts close by in case anything unexpected happens. We couldn't imagine the amount of stress! SERVPRO® of Chemung & Schuyler Counties realizes that you might not think about the unexpected things that might happen to your business; flooding, tornado damage, etc.

Emergency Ready Program

Our ERP, Emergency Ready Profile is the best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster, plan for it now! As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.


The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage is of no-cost assessment to your facility. This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost. A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed. A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. Establishes SERVPRO® of Chemung & Schuyler Counties as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by. Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money. Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.” Give us a call today and set up your ERP!

Steps to Clean Up After a Major Renovation

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Clean-up Steps

Usually, a post-construction clean up will include the following:

-sweep and vacuum all surfaces, including ceilings, walls

-sweep, mop, and disinfect floors

-vacuum all upholstery

-wipe down doors, knobs, baseboards, moldings, and hardware

-thorough wipe-down and sanitation of bathrooms and kitchens (including appliances, cabinets, and counters)

-dust, vacuum, and wipe-down of all window interiors including sills and frames

-dust all ducts, grates, vents, blinds, ceiling fans, and lighting fixtures

-clean all hardware such as hinges and handles

-clean inside and outside of shelves and cabinets

-clean inside all closets

-removal of all remaining trash and debris (although your contractor should have removed most of this as part of the contract)

If you're trying to decide whether or not to do it yourself or to outsource it to the experts, ask the following questions:

-Do you have the energy and time?

-How long will it take you?

-Do you have any money left in the renovation budget you could put toward the clean? (Or better yet, build it in now if you haven't started!).

Different circumstances will determine who gets the job, but a thorough clean is crucial. All kinds of particles are released into the air during renovations, including various toxins, mold spores, silicates, and ultra-fine dust that can damage your lungs. Freshly applied paints, lacquers, and primers also give off fumes. Given the possible dangers to your health, the hefty price tag for a proper clean may be well worth it!

Pre-Planning Helps Minimize Business Interruptions

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Don't Be a Statistic, Call SERVPRO of Chemung & Schuyler Counties

Pre-planning for an emergency can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. Just knowing that you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

The SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile is a web-based interface design.  Our app is a no-cost readiness plan that places your ready plan data on your mobile device for quick access during an emergency.  Download the Free App

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time, so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Statistics Restaurant Owners Should Know

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Kitchen

Cooking up Commercial Kitchen Fire Safety:

Statistics Restaurant Owners Should Know

During 2006-2010, an estimated average of 7,640 structure fires in eating and drinking establishments were reported to U.S. fire departments per year, with associated annual losses of :

  • Two civilian deaths
  • 115 civilian injuries
  • $246 million in property damage 

In eating and drinking establishments, direct property damage per fire was 75% lower when a wet pipe sprinkler system was present, compared to fires with no automatic extinguishing equipment present. 

Fires are less common during the overnight hours (from Midnight to 6 a.m.) but cause more property damage.

Structure Fires in Eating and Drinking Establishments by Major Cause (2006-2010)

Fires

  1. Cooking Equipment 57%
  2. Heating Equipment 10%
  3. Electrical/ Lighting Equipment 7%
  4. Smoking Material7%
  5. Intentional 5%

Property Damage

  1. Cooking Equipment 40%
  2. Electrical/Lighting Equipment 13%
  3. Intentional 10%
  4. Heating Equipment 7%
  5. Smoking Material 5%

Total annual property damage for eating and drinking establishments = $246 million

If your commercial kitchen is affected by a fire or in need of a deep clean call SERVPRO of Chemung & Schuyler Counties at 607-846-3685.

We're Fire and Water Damage Specialists

As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Commercial Properties

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Preventative Maintenance Tips

It is springtime, but winter conditions may have caused stress to commercial structures. Spring is an important time to make sure certain tasks are completed to prepare for summer and repair any damage caused by extreme cold and wet weather. Proactive maintenance can help prevent damage to a property, saving time and money throughout the year and can also help with insurance claims.  Below are a few items to be examined and cleaned.

Roof and Exterior

Wind, snow, and rain can impact a building’s roof and exterior. Walking the property and being on the lookout for standing water or leaks from roofs and gutters is important. Chipped paint, siding dents, and damage cracked or leaking windows, foundation cracks, roof leaks, and clogged gutters should all be photographed, reported and repaired. If left unresolved, long-term issues can lead to more serious issues including foundation erosion and more.

Landscaping and Irrigation

Harsh winds, rain, and snow can damage plants and limbs, especially on boxwoods, small shrubs and ornamental trees. Mulching, trimming broken limbs, pruning back plants, and cleaning debris needs to be done to prepare for spring growth.  Irrigation systems need to be checked for damage and proper drainage to be ready for the dry summer season.

Mechanical

Warmer temperatures arriving means the facility mechanical systems should be inspected and maintained. Replacement of air filters, flushing of water heaters, and checking carbon monoxide detectors and sprinkler and fire suppression systems should be done before summer arrives.

Commercial Rental Properties by SERVPRO of Chemung & Schuyler Counties

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Do you own rental property? Have your previous tenants left an unsightly mess after they have moved out? Perhaps they left a large amount of garbage and debris, dirty floors and walls or left a strong smelling odor that would make it impossible to rent again as is.That can be an overwhelming experience! But don’t worry, we’re here to help get your rental property clean, fresh smelling and ready for the next tenants to move in.

Give SERVPRO a call and we’ll send out an estimator that will thoroughly explain the type of cleaning needed and how we would get your rental property cleaned and sanitized. Our estimators have seen all sorts of damage caused by previous tenants and have a good understanding of what chemicals and cleaning techniques would be needed. They also can estimate the time needed to perform the necessary tasks. This will provide you with an estimated cost and timeline for the cleaning project.

We’ll then schedule a crew to complete the cleaning for you.

Some of the tasks our technicians could do for you to get your rental property ready to rent again:
Clean floors, ceilings and walls
Clean carpeting and upholstery 
Thermal fogging- to remove any unwanted odors 
Duct cleaning
Debris removal 
Cleaning kitchens and bathrooms

If you should find any other tasks not listed, please feel free to call our office and check with any other things you may come across that may need cleaning.