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Common Causes of Commercial Water Damage

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles on commercial loss SERVPRO of East Cobb has you covered no matter what size disaster!

Commercial buildings that experience water damage, pose unique challenges not typically found in residential structures. Along with typically being physically larger structures, commercial buildings often require specialized solutions like desiccate dryers, supplemental HVAC units to control the environment, and/or power distribution for the facility. Commercial restoration projects require a great deal of communication, documentation, and planning. 

SERVPRO of East Cobb has both the know-how and the equipment to take on any size commercial disaster. If your office space is flooded and you need someone to come and extract the water, call SERVPRO. If your apartment complex has a sewage backup and you need a crew to come cleanup the mess, call SERVPRO. If your sprinkler system soaks your warehouse and you need someone to turn off the sprinkler head and dry the facility, call SERVPRO. We are here 24 hours a day and always have technicians available for emergency services. 

We can be on site within one hour in most cases!

Speed is essential when it comes to restoring a commercial property. Not just in the interest of drying the structure quickly to prevent mold, but so that the business can get back to running as usual. In some cases the cost of drying and restoring the property is really insignificant compared to the amount of revenue lost due to down time or limited productivity. SERVPRO of East Cobb knows that time is money and when it comes to commercial water losses there is no exception. That’s why SERVPRO prides ourselves on getting the job done right the first time and on schedule.

The following are a few of the most common types of commercial water loss we see most often. 

  • Toilet Backup - Toilet backups are hard to prevent and have almost become an accepted part of managing a commercial facility. Due to the frequency of use of the “facilities” in commercial settings, toilets and other plumbing fixtures are just more likely to experience issues that can result in extensive water damage. The best way to prevent these types of water damage is a strong cleaning and maintenance program.
  • Sprinkler System Malfunction - This type of water damage happens more than you might think. Between warehouse fire suppression systems malfunctions, to hotel rooms flooded by sprinkler systems. These types of events are very difficult to avoid and can cause millions in damages. The best way to mitigate the chances of this type of loss is to abide by all fire and sprinkler system codes/regulations, have your system regularly checked and well maintained.
  • AC Unit Leak - Water damage caused by air conditioning units tends to spike in the summer and warmer weather months. During warmer weather air conditioning units have to work harder and create more condensation than normal. This increase in condensation, along with a poorly maintained or malfunctioning system is a recipe for disaster. The best way to prevent your air conditioning unit from leaking water into your building is regular maintenance from a licensed and trusted service provider. 
  • Fire Loss - Many people don’t think about it, but when you experience a fire loss the fire department typically uses a ton of water to extinguish the fire. Justifiably so, nobody wants the fire to flair backup, putting people and property at risk. Some of the water evaporates but most of it stays in liquid form and has to go somewhere often causing its own damage. 

If your business experience a water loss call the commercial water loss professionals...SERVPRO of East Cobb! (770) 424-0400

Commercial Building Restoration, Cleaning, and Mitigation Services

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

Call the professionals that know how to get the job done right the first time! SERVPRO of East Cobb (770)424-0400

Has your office space flooded or gone through a fire recently? Looking for help? Not too sure where to turn? Look no farther. SERVPRO of East Cobb is here to make it “Like it never even happened." Experiencing a water loss or fire can be an overwhelming event, but you don't have to go it alone. The first step to getting back your business back up and running is cleaning up the mess. Let SERVPRO of East Cobb help you take that first step. We can have uniformed and trained technicians at your business in under an hour. We are ready and equipped to start the mitigation process to get you back to preloss condition and more importantly back to business.

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of East Cobb prides ourselves on our quick response time and providing 24 hour a day emergency water, fire, and mold damage cleanup and restoration. It doesn't matter if your a big box store, office space in a highrise structure, or a small locally owned business; SERVPRO has the experience, equipment and training to handle any size situation. With the backing of over 1,700 franchises nationwide, we have the support and resources needed to respond to any size disaster. Learn more about our commercial mitigation and restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

When you need the job done right and done quickly the first time, call on the company that Kennesaw has trusted for decades, SERVPRO of East Cobb. No job to big or small! If dirt, odors, or moisture  causes an issue in your office space or warehouse call SERVPRO of East Cobb. Our highly trained technicians will be at your door in no time with top-of-the-line equipment to make your business new again. For more information on our commercial cleaning services click here.

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Could Your Kennesaw, GA Workspace Use a Good Sping Cleaning?

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of East Cobb for 24 hours 7 days a week (770)424-0400

The temperatures may be chilly right now but before you know it, it will be spring time again. Most people think the beginning of spring is great time of year to complete household chores we’ve put off all winter or prepare our homes for the coming warm weather. With each new spring comes the opportunity to participate in the time honored tradition of spring cleaning. SERVPRO of East Cobb would like to remind you that spring time isn’t just a good time to cleanup around the house. You should also really do some spring cleaning and organize your place of business.

SERVPRO of East Cobb can help get your facility in tip top shape. In addition to air duct and HVAC cleaning, SERVPRO of East Cobb is trained to use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils hiding deep within your carpet, as well as focused stains removal and stain resistance applications. Other services include: upholstery and drapery cleaning, hard floor cleaning and care, and odor deodorization.

A clean environment is a healthy environment! Improve your living and work spaces this spring. SERVPRO of East Cobb have the tools to make your home or business sparkle in on time!

Quick Workspace Tips:

  • Divide Your Workspace Into Zones: Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions. You may require a workspace for your computer, a library area for our research, a storage area for supplies and a filing area for your archives. This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space.
  • Keep Only What You Need At Arm's Length: Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go. Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. Supplies, paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you've established for them.
  • Sort Your Catch-All Drawer: Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands. Go through the draw every six weeks and clear out anything that is out of place or isn't being used.
  • Eliminate Digital Clutter: Digital clutter can be just as stressful as physical clutter. Organize digital files and your e-mail inbox just as you would paper files-with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders. Also, keep the icons on your desktop to a bare minimum, and trade in sticky notes on your monitor for calendar reminders.

If your business is in need of a little spring cleaning or just experienced a massive fire or water loss, SERVPRO of East Cobb has you covered. With the national backing of over 1600 franchises, we can handle any cleaning or restoration project you can send our way. 

Give is a call today for a quote! (770) 424-0400

Make your Kennesaw Business Emergency READY!

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know...? 50% of all businesses that suffer a water loss never reopen there doors.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens."

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile, can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's free Rady Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.

The ERP establishes your SERVPRO of East Cobb770-424-0400) as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years experience and a system more then 1,700 franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

The ERP is a NO COST assessment, all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call SERVPRO of East Cobb to establish your Emergency READY Profile.

Call SERVPRO of East Cobb - (770) 424-0400

Helping Cobb County Schools Provide Clean & Health Environments for Our Children

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Cobb – In A Class By Ourselves

Educational institutions can depend on SERVPRO East Cobb for fast, thorough service in the event of fire, water or mold damage. With 24-hour emergency response, SERVPRO of East Cobb provides mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum. SERVPRO of East Cobb also provides expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup. Our franchise is trained to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants.

Restoration:

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Out and Contents Restoration
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service

Cleaning

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism
  • Carpet, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Deodorization

Call SERVPRO of East Cobb for All of Your Mold Removal Needs! - (770) 424-0400 -

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Why the Emergency READY Profile?

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens."

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan App to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.

The ERP establishes SERVPRO of East Cobb as your disaster mitigation an restoration provider, giving you access to over 50 years experience and a system more than 1,700 franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back to the building following a disaster.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of East Cobb as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information

The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call SERVPRO of East Cobb to establish your Emergency READY Profile (770) 424-0400.

Emergency Commercial Flooding & Water Removal Services for Kennesaw GA

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Cobb can make flood clean up "Like it never even happened."

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere. Preparing for a flood is crucial in order to protect yourself, your property, and your business from flood damage. There are some guidelines the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourage business owners to take under consideration, so that business owners can act quickly when the time comes when your home, or your business is in danger.

Call SERVPRO of East Cobb -Emergency Flood & Water Removal (770) 424-0400

Flooding is an overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry. Flooding may happen with only a few inches of water, or it may cover a business or home's rooftop. Flooding can occur during any season, but some areas of the country are at greater risk at certain times of the year.

Coastal areas are at greater risk for flooding during hurricane season (i.e., June to November), while the Midwest is more at risk in the spring and during heavy summer rains. Ice jams occur in the spring in the Northeast and Northwest. Even the deserts of the Southwest are at risk during the late summer monsoon season.

Flooding can happen in any U.S. state or territory. It is particularly important to be prepared for flooding if you live in a low-lying area near a body of water, such as a river, stream, or culvert; along a coast; or downstream from a dam or levee.

Flooding can occur in several ways, including the following:

  • Rivers and lakes cannot contain excessive rain or snow melt.
  • Excessive rain or snow melt cannot be fully absorbed into the ground.
  • Waterways are blocked with debris or ice and overflow.
  • Water containment systems break, such as levees, dams, or water or sewer systems.
  • Strong winds from tropical storms or hurricanes cause a storm surge by pushing seawater onto land.

The speed and duration of flooding can vary significantly.

  • Flooding can occur slowly as rain continues to fall for many days. This type of flooding, sometimes called a slow-onset flood, can take a week to develop and can last for months before floodwaters recede.
  • Rapid-onset floods occur more quickly, typically developing within hours or days. These types of floods usually occur in smaller watersheds experiencing heavy rainfall, particularly in mountainous and urban areas, and the water usually recedes within a few days.
  • Some rapid-onset floods known as flash floods occur very quickly with little or no warning, such as during periods of extremely heavy rain or when levees, dams, ice jams, or water systems break. Densely populated areas are at a high risk for flash floods. In urban areas, flash floods can fill underpasses, viaducts, parking structures, low roads, and basements.
  • The strong winds of a tropical cyclone or hurricane can push large amounts of seawater up onto the land, causing a storm surge. A storm surge combines with the ocean’s tide to produce a storm-tide surge. Storm-tide surges have been registered as high as almost 35 feet above normal sea level and can cause significant flooding across a large area. This generally occurs over a short period, typically 4 to 8 hours, but in some areas, it can take much longer for the water to recede to its pre-storm level.

The physical destruction caused by flooding depends on the speed and level of the water, the duration of the flood, terrain and soil conditions, and the built environment (e.g., buildings, roads, and bridges).

  • Flooding can cause fatalities and serious injuries for people who are trapped or swept away by wading in, driving through, or boating across floodwaters.
  • Transportation routes, power, water, gas, and other services may be disrupted.
  • Commercial supplies and government support systems may be temporarily unavailable.
  • Drinking water supplies and wells may become polluted.
  • Floodwaters can cause erosion, which can damage roads, bridge structures, levees, and buildings with weak foundations, causing their collapse without warning. The floodwaters may carry the worn-away mud, rocks, and other sediment.
  • Landslides and mudslides can occur.
  • Even a few inches of floodwater in a home can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage

Kennesaw's Commercial Remediation Experts

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

If your business's restrooms suffer a sewage backup, call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Cobb

Are you a business owner in Kennesaw?  Have you experienced a recent water, fire or bio-hazard damage at your commercial property?

Are you looking for a reputable company with commercial remediation experience that offers a full service including construction?  Then, look no further because SERVPRO of East Cobb is here to help. Conveniently available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, SERVPRO of East Cobb is able to work within the parameters of any commercial job site. 

Our goal is to get your business up and running as soon as possible to limit the interruption to your business.  We have worked around schedules so that businesses could stay open while remediation occurred on the off hours in order to avoid monetary disruption. We know commercial losses are complex and we will work with you directly to help facilitate your needs.

Call us at (770) 424-0400 to see how we can help get your business back into business.

Water Damage Mitigation For Your Kennesaw Area Business

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Live in the Kennesaw area? Has your business suffered from water damage? Don't know what to do? Call SERVPRO of East Cobb!!! (770) 424-0400

SERVPRO Responds Quickly to Your Commercial Water Damage Emergency. Call 24-hours a day 7 days a week!!!

Running a Kennesaw department store comes with a lot of responsibility. You want to get all of your merchandise on the floor, employees in the right areas and to help your customers have the best experience possible during their visit.  

You may have recently experienced a freak storm or plumbing issue that left nasty stains on your walls or ceiling, cracks in your floor, or even mold in a storage room or bathroom. Commercial water damage in the Kennesaw area can hit your business in many ways. By making a single phone call, you can get the help you need to restore these problems and have a high chance of never even closing your doors. 

SERVPRO takes your concerns into account when evaluating and planning the conditions present in your department store. We have IICRC certified teams available 24/7, making it easy to perform services after hours or during down times for your business. We work with your insurance agent and keep you informed of any changes throughout the restoration process.  

SERVPRO understands that every hour can cost your company revenue and wants to help you find ways to get the expert services you deserve while maintaining normal operations. We support business owners in our local community and provide you with quality services you can count on to keep you running. Our restoration technicians have access to all of the equipment and resources necessary to help you regain control and continue moving forward. 

SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, which means that we live, work, and play right here in the same local community. We want to provide you with excellent water damage solutions you can trust and are proud to offer cleanup and restoration services to every member of our local community. You can rest assured that our team stands ready to respond to your request for help, immediately. 

SERVPRO of East Cobb provides the entire Kennesaw, Westoak, Mount Bethel, Blackwells, Cumberland area with quality water, fire, storm, and flood damage restoration services that help you stay on track. Call to schedule an initial inspection or to begin your properties restoration, today!!!

SERVPRO of East Cobb

Your neighborhood water damage experts!!!

(770) 424-0400

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SERVPRO of East Cobb: Your Experts in Commercial Water Damage Restoration in North Georgia

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Handle Your Kennesaw Commercial Water Damage With SERVPRO of East Cobb

If you have recently become a victim of commercial water damage in Kennesaw, you may be wondering what you can do to mitigate your damages. There is a critical period in which certain actions must be taken to preserve as much of your property as possible and to decrease any health risks when water damage has occurred in a commercial space. 

Preparing a Space for Water Damage Restoration

Before you enter your commercial space or any flooded building, you will need to make sure the electrical power to the structure is shut off. You should also be aware that during a flooding event, small animals or reptiles tend to seek shelter inside of buildings. Be prepared to deal with the discovery of wild animals in your space.

Protect yourself from entering any flooded building by wearing an organic vapor respirator. You can purchase these at any local paint and building supply stores. You also want to have rubber gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. The first thing you should do is ventilate the affected areas by opening the windows and placing fans where possible.

Unfortunately, there likely will be items that you need to throw away. Any items that are porous and have absorbed contaminated floodwater cannot be restored. If your commercial space has drywall, mattresses, pillows, box springs, particle board, carpets or carpet pads, these will need to be discarded if they have become saturated. However, there is good news: If you have clothing or household fabrics that can be machine-washed, you may be able to salvage them. Use your washing machine to clean these items with a 10-minute soak at the minimum in hot water with detergent. The soap and normal wash should remove most of the contamination and any staining that is present.

Be aware that your commercial space will need a thorough professional inspection, cleaning and possibly restructuring. Water damaged walls and installations must be removed and repaired, and pockets of saturation should be exposed for drying and sanitizing. Always remember that mold growth could take a few days to appear as it thrives in a moist environment with organic-type materials such as paper or particle board and in temperatures that range between 60 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep good airflow throughout the interior environment, and maintain moderate temperatures to decrease the risk of any mold growth. It is also important that you let your space dry out before any rebuilding occurs.

Services You Can Count on in the Kennesaw Area!

We are proud to serve our local communities:

You can depend on SERVPRO of East Cobb to provide reasonable prices for commercial damages and other services in the Louisville area. Our restoration services include cleanup after water damage, fire damage, and storm damage. We also assist with mold remediation, and we're qualified to provide cleaning and building services. Our trained and certified IICRC technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to begin your restoration. Whether you require cleanup after a commercial water damage or simply need a carpet cleaning, call us at (770) 424-0400.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (770) 424-0400

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Why Your Business Needs an Emergency Ready Plan

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

An estimated 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as fire and flood never reopen.

SERVPRO of East Cobb has worked with many businesses in the area to ensure they are prepared for any emergency. 

  • Between 2004-2008 16,360 fires happened in retail stores and other mercantile properties such as grocery stores beauty and barbershops.
  • Those fires caused $648 million in property damage. Fire damage is worse after normal business hours. Fires that started between 9PM-5AM caused $75,000 dollars in damage. First that started between 5AM-9AM caused $24,000 dollars in fire damage.
  • More than 60% of U.S. small businesses do not have formal emergency response plans & do not back-up their data off site.

No Plan Means You're Less Likely to Recover

  • 80% of companies that do not recover from a disaster within 1 month are likely to go out of business.
  • 75% of companies without a business contingency plan fail within 3 years of a disaster.
  • 70% of small business that experience major data loss go out of business within a year.
  • 43% of companies that experience catastrophic data loss never reopen.
  • 51% of companies with data loss closed within 2 years.

Tips For Creating a Successful Emergency Ready Plan

Let the professionals help you. Work with an emergency restoration company for assistance in creating your emergency ready profile.

  1. Identify and label utility shut-off locations.
  2. Identify local utility contact information.
  3. Identify local emergency contact information such as fire, police, and hospital contacts.
  4. Establish main internal contacts for purposes of employee safety and emergency work authorization.

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. Please contact one our Business Development Representative to setup your free Emergency Ready Profile - (770) 424-0400

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of East Cobb has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. "Like it never even happened." Contact us for more information.

SERVPRO of East Cobb...Your Experts in Commercial Water Removal & Restoration in North GA

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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Protecting Your Kennesaw Commercial Property From A Fire Loss

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial fires often are the most devastating real estate that a property owner will have to oversee. In addition to wreaking havoc on your property, fires can force you to relocate temporarily so you can maintain running your business while the restoration process is completed. However, property owners who implement high-quality safety practices can often avoid the devastation and destruction that results from commercial fires. Read the brief outline provided below to learn how you can protect your property:

  • Install Automatic Fire Sprinklers

As many authorities know, having an automatic fire sprinkler on your property can reduce the risk of fire by up to 71%. Additionally, sprinklers can decrease your insurance premium. To keep your sprinkler in excellent condition, be sure that it is not blocked by dirt or paint. Also, be sure to inspect regularly your main control valve so that it is not left off. Finally, be sure that you take the precautions necessary to prevent the pipe from freezing.

  • Conduct Fire Emergency Training

Each of your employees should undergo fire safety training. The training can help prevent your staff members from being victimized. Here are a few subjects that should be covered in the emergency training:

  • Hazard Recognition

Keep all combustible chemicals and materials away from heat-generating and electrical equipment.

  • Prevention

Inspect your power sources regularly and don't overload your extension cords and outlets.

  • Response

Teach your employees how to respond when a fire breaks out. Some subjects that should be covered include how to perform an organized evacuation, operate the fire extinguisher, and set the fire alarm.

Other issues that should be involved in the training include:

  • Breathing Apparatus Training
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Confined Space Entry Training
  • First Aid Training
  • General Staff Emergency Awareness Training
  • Evacuation Exercise

Also, be sure that your employee team officials undergo the following fire emergency response training:

  • Fire Safety Officer Training
  • Fire Safety Adviser Training
  • Chief and Deputy Chief Warden Training
  • Emergency Control Organization Warden Training
  • Spill Response Training
  • Lay Flat Hose Training

Call SERVPRO of East Cobb Immediately

Although accessing and utilizing fire prevention measures is crucial and advantageous, there is still a chance that a fire could break out on your commercial property. If this happens, you need to know who to call for fast, efficient restoration services. The company to trust is SERVPRO of East Cobb. We have extensive industry experience and a passion for restoring offices to their original condition. We're ready to assist you immediately, so contact us now at (770) 424-0400.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of East Cobb is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire emergency event. When commercial fire damage occurs in Kennesaw we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! - (770) 424-0400 -

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Restoring an East Cobb Commercial Property After a Water Loss

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of East Cobb in the event of any type of commercial water damage! -(770) 424-0400-

Flooding and water damage events at East Cobb 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 East Cobb

SERVPRO of East Cobb 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 East Cobb is ready 24/7 for any size commercial loss!

Just call us at (770) 424-0400

SERVPRO of East Cobb are Commercial Drying Specialists

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of East Cobb for all of you commercial water drying needs! -(770) 424-0400-

Our SERVPRO Franchise has taken the IICRC Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) class and has obtained special certifications to complete water mitigation in commercial buildings. Drying out a commercial building can be much different than performing a dry out service for a residential home. The materials a commercial building and residential home is built of can be completely different. The buildings are also used for different purposes.

The CDS course is a five day class and covers commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential structures. The class teaches students to become skilled at performing damage inspections and evaluations. The class covers workflow management, process administration and technical methods of effective and timely drying of commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential water damaged structures, systems and furniture.

Commercial drying projects often have additional potential hazards and safety risks than residential water mitigation projects. According to the IICRC, potential hazards include but are not limited to higher voltages, confined spaces, energized machinery, hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment and forklifts. In addition to this information, it is important that state and local laws for safety and contractor s are still followed.

If you are in need of having mitigation performed on a commercial or industrial building in the Cobb County area, make sure you utilize a company that has the knowledge to perform the services properly and effectively.

Call SERVPRO of East Cobb (770) 424-0400

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Document Restoration

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

Need your valuable documents restored? Call Today - (770) 424-0400 -

In the aftermath of disaster, some of your most valued contents—documents, photographs, and books—could be lost forever. As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of East Cobb knows that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology, SERVPRO’s restoration professionals will help you recover your paper goods before it is too late.

Our Document Restoration Facility:

  • Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
  • Secure: managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance
  • Digital: we use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents
  • Flexible capacity - we can accommodate large commercial losses or small residential jobs
  • Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization

Our Technology

SERVPRO document restoration team uses innovate vacuum freeze-drying techniques; in fact, we use the same freeze-drying methods used by the Library of Congress to dry valuable historic documents and books. Our vacuum freeze-drying process is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)and the General Services Administration (GSA).

Types of content:

  • Paper Documents
  • Books and magazines
  • Manuscripts and Files
  • Photographs, Films, Negatives, and Microfiche
  • X-rays
  • Blueprints and Maps
  • Parchment

Document Cleaning and Disinfecting

In many water damage situations, like sewage or flood water, documents will be exposed to bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or other harmful chemicals. Our team uses a gamma irradiation process to safely and effectively sterilize your documents.

Digitizing Services

In the digital age, converting your paper files and photos to digital formats can have an invaluable impact on your business or home. With the help of SERVPRO’s restoration professionals to digitize your documents, you can save storage space and have access to your records at the touch of a button. And perhaps most important of all, you’ll have digital copies of your valuable documents that can’t be lost in a flood or fire.

Why Choose SERVPRO of East Cobb? 

SERVPRO of East Cobb will get the job done right. For document restoration backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards.

Call Us Today!!! - (770) 424-0400 -

Do You Have Dirty Ducts?

5/25/2017 (Permalink)

Improve your indoor air quality with duct cleaning!

Did you know your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality? 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. A routine part of SERVPRO of East Cobb’s service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary.

In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, SERVPRO of East Cobb can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

If you have a fuel-burning furnace, stove, or fireplace, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends they be inspected for proper functioning and be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning.

The SERVPRO® Duct Cleaning System is proven and cost-efficient. Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, SERVPRO of East Cobb uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

  • The process begins by using patented equipment, including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct’s shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.  
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO of East Cobb today. -(770) 424-0400-

Is your property winter ready?

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not properly prepared. Whether it is heavy rain, freezing temperatures, damaging winds, sleet or snow, all can cause serious and costly property damage. While you cannot control the weather, you can take steps to prepare and help take the sting out of winter weather.

To help prevent costly damages due to weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before colder weather hits.

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Roofs, water pipes and gutters should all be inspected to ensure they are in proper order. Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building. Clear gutters of debris that may have gathered during fall. Leaves and other obstructions can lead to a damming effect, that can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery of hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open allowing warm inside air to circulate around the pipes. If the building has outdoor faucets, concider shutting water off at the main valve in the basement or crawl space. Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure tit drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.
  • Ask SERVPRO of East Cobb -(770) 424-0400- about completing an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business. The ERP is a no cost assessment to your facility, and provides you with a plan to get back in business fast following a disaster.

When winter weather strikes, call SERVPRO of East Cobb -(770) 424-0400- to strike back.

Spring Cleaning For Your Workspace

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

Spring cleaning is a tradition allowing us to freshen our environment and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. While many people deep clean their homes, this is also a great time to clean and organize your business.

SERVPRO of East Cobb can help get your facility in tip top shape. In addition to air duct and HVAC cleaning, SERVPRO of East Cobb is trained to use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils hiding deep within your carpet, as well as focused stains removal and stain resistance applications. Other services include: upholstery and drapery cleaning, hard floor cleaning and care, and odor deodorization.

A clean environment is a healthy environment! Improve your living and work spaces this spring. SERVPRO of East Cobb have the tools to make your home or business sparkle in on time!

Quick Workspace Tips:

  • Divide Your Workspace Into Zones: Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions. You may require a workspace for your computer, a library area for our research, a storage area for supplies and a filing area for your archives. This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space.
  • Keep Only What You Need At Arm's Length: Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go. Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. Supplies, paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you've established for them.
  • Sort Your Catch-All Drawer: Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands. Go through the draw every six weeks and clear out anything that is out of place or isn't being used.
  • Eliminate Digital Clutter: Digital clutter can be just as stressful as physical clutter. Organize digital files and your e-mail inbox just as you would paper files-with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders. Also, keep the icons on your desktop to a bare minimum, and trade in sticky notes on your monitor for calendar reminders.