Recent Commercial Posts

SERVPRO saved empty building

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Dryout with Drywall removal Wall after dry out showing clean and dry with drywall removed in commercial space

Often times, buildings sit empty when a business closes in the space and it is for sale. This means that for weeks and months, the space may not have anyone walking inside. In this Water Loss situation we were called because a smaller unit in this complex had a leak. The tenant contacted us and we arrived within 40 minutes that morning. 

Our team accesses the water loss and found that it has saturated the dividing wall that went to another unit next door. When we reached the contact person for the unit we were concerned about, we were told that it was no longer being occupied and was for sell.

SERVPRO explained the need to gain access and within an hour, a Manager of this entity met us and let us in. Right away we could see that this larger empty space is where all the water absorded through to. SERVPRO immediately set up to extract and treat carpets, baseboard removal, and began set up to dry out all wall cavity. Drywall also needed cut and removed.

The testing was performed daily and even with 12 dryers and daily checks, our technicians moved our equipment each day focusing on the areas testing with the most moisture.

While the tenant who found this leak felt he did'nt have much damage, he realized quickly that his leak had caused much water saturation to the unit beside him.

In these situations, Insurance companies and tenants begin going back and forth on who will be handling the cost on this.

SERVPRO is always there to support, access, dry out, and repair these losses, working with the businesses and billing later, as dry outs must be done immediately to prevent further damage and mold.

Moisture travels into walls

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Demo of drywall in progress Tech is removing drywall for further dry out to access and prevent mold.

In this small business, they arrived to work to see the floors flooded after a 3 day week end of being closed.

Wile SERVPRO was called and was on site within 35 minutes and the visible water from this leak was extracted within a short period of time so that she could open her doors for business this day, later, SERVPRO returned every evening to detect moisture and her walls were testing very high in moisture. She did'nt want to have and demolition done as it was going to distract her ability to run business.

The testing showed high for 3 days so SERVPRO explained to her that doing a dry out was not going to be sufficient and mold will be unhealthy for her and the customers as well as the building. Her business insurance was involved by then and required further work be done to avoid mold growth.

SERVPRO, being a Construction Remodeling & Repairs team as well...

Was able to remove drywall, further dry out, do appropriate mold testing, and replace the drywall and re-textured her wall, then re-painted so her business could resume within 6 days.

When dry outs are done correctly, there is no further concerns of mold.

Remodel and Repair

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

Many times SERVPRO is the first to a situation where someone has experienced a water or fire loss.

SERVPRO is also a remodeling company with many skilled members in our several repairs teams we provide within our staff.

This recent Commercial Customer did not ever have any water loss, however he rented a building that really needed upgraded and remodeled to fit his small business needs before he opened.

He was aware of our Construction Team, called, and SERVPRO was happy to help. We created a 3/4 wall for a supply room, cleaned carpets, repaired walls, repainted his new space.

When he contacted us, he was opening in a week and asked if we could accomplish the work within his time frame.

Due to SERVPRO of LHC/BHC/Kingman having 3 separate repairs teas. we were certainly able to accommodate his needs.

Always the Best Choice

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Teams Picture is an illustration of our team member at a commercial loss

Commercial Buildings are a very important matter when any type of loss happens whether it is from Fire, Water Leak, or even Bio-Hazard such as a Virus Type Breakout, because the loss and overall situation really can affect so many people in just a day! So many times the Property Manager, Owner, even the main business manager, are never available when needed in a surprise situation. Although this is true, the problem still needs assistance just as quickly! SERVPRO is very ready to be at the facility within a short time even when we were contacted last minute. SERVPRO always comes with a resolution and complete plan- and a team of skilled experts who can all work together to make any mess- "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is built of many Teams. Teams for Water & Fire Loss Mitigation, Drying Experts, Mold, Lead, Asbestos Removal and we pride ourselves also in a great Repairs Team!i IN our Repairs Team, we offer a group who is skilled in different areas to be able to offer an array of repairs type services which can even include Remodeling and putting a Commercial Building back together from any damage.

Commercial Mold Remediation

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

green air scrubber in place during a controlled demo inside a utility room of a commercial building.  Air Scrubber inside a commercial building during a controlled demo with signs of mold growth.

Taking precautions during a controlled demo inside a commercial building utility room.  Leak from the roof into a small utility room caused damage to the drywall and insulation with some signs of possible mold growth.  This photo shows the affected area during the controlled demo process with a plastic containment barrier up, to contain the affected area from unaffected areas, with the green air scrubber inside the containment to cleans the air inside the containment preventing dust and other contaminants in the air from spreading.  The air scrubber has a HEPA filtration system built in which is the best filtration known today.  The air scrubber runs nonstop throughout the remediation process.  The air scrubber will continue to run from the time of demo completion to the time of the clearance testing.  Taking all precautions to prevent any health risks involved with mold growth.  SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman is the professional restoration company you know and trust to do the job right the first time.    

Overhead Plumbing Leak in Commercial Building

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Wet ceiling tiles from pipes leak Wet Ceiling Tiles

The local City building came back from a 3 day weekend to a building with wet and saturated walls affecting 5 offices and a break room as well as their Server "IT" room and the electronics within these spaces. SERVPRO was called and arrived with all equipment ready to mitigate and dry out the entire building. First the team located the leak and turned off the water main because the first employee that arrived that morning and noticed the entire situation was new, and had never been shown where the water main is located. While the City Building Manager handled getting a plumber, SERVPRO worked quickly to extract all water in their carpets, pulled wall molding, test wall cavities and install the Injecto-Dry Machines to further dry out the wall cavities quickly. Daily testing and constant dry out methods dried out this building in less than 72 hours, and our SERVPRO Repairs Team replaced the drywall at lower walls, textured, painted and fully reconstructed their entire building office spaces within a 7 day time frame so that all employees were able to return to their productivity.