Recent Commercial Posts

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead Can Help Get Your Business Back Up and Running

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week (including holidays) to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Our services include:

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties requires a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.” We have experience servicing:

  • 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 Facilities
  • Government/Military Buildings

Call SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead Today – (516) 620-4579

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead Can Help Your Business Recover After a Fire Damage

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in an apartment building, restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage.

Call (516) 620-4579

Common Sources of Commercial Water Damage

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Whether a water emergency is due to equipment issues, a burst pipe, or weather event, the resulting damage can negatively impact your business in many ways. In addition to the effect that such an event has on your customers, workflow, employees, and inventory, the damage to your commercial building itself can be quite severe. 
 
If you've experienced commercial water damage, you know your main goal is getting back to business as quickly as possible. To better understand how SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead handles water emergencies, it's important to know the most common ways that commercial water damage occurs. 
 
1. Broken Pipes and Water Lines 
This failure is one of the primary causes of commercial water damage, and it can happen suddenly or be the result of an ongoing issue within your building's structure. In addition to seeking out the source of the water, the technicians at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead evaluate the amount and type of water that has flooded the building. Whether it's clean, gray, or black water determines how we go about restoring the affected areas of your building as well as your inventory, documents, and furnishings. 
 
2. Severe Weather 
When severe weather strikes, your building can be vulnerable to commercial water damage. When it comes natural disasters, the team at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead is typically tasked with cleaning up debris along with hazardous gray or black water. We'll make sure that any contaminated material is safely handled to prevent any health risks to you, your employees, and your customers. 
 
3. Defective Equipment 
Many business owners are surprised to come to work and find that water has flooded the building as a result of malfunctioning equipment. Though the resulting damage can be sudden and overwhelming, we're usually able to restore the documents, furnishings, and fixtures affected since most water emergencies of this type involve clean, uncontaminated water. 
 
The experts at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead are available 24/7 to help resolve your business's water emergency so you can open your doors once again. For more information about our commercial water damage services, call us at (516) 620-4579 today!

When Property Damage Occurs What Is Your Responsibility as a Property Owner or Tenant?

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

If you rent an apartment or unit in a building and experience water damage, here is some information for you!  Figuring out exactly what is your responsibility or your landlords can be very tricky and this blog is here to potentially help guide you in the right direction.

Lease:

If there is damage to the building itself, look into your lease as your landlord most likely will have insurance for their property.  If this is unclear in your lease, ask your landlord where you stand in the event of water damage so you know before it happens.

Renters Insurance:

Anyone who rents should have renters insurance. Some places will even require it before allowing you to move in. Of course there are many varieties of renters insurance. Some cover interior fixtures like walls, floors, and pipes while others cover personal belongings.

Maintenance:

A landlord should ensure that the units are livable. This would include upkeep and repairs to prevent such things as water damage from occurring. However, it is still up to the renter to repeatedly contact the landlord about any issues that may occur until they are resolved.

Property:

If you are the owner of the building you are renting out, the property itself should be covered under your insurance. This would include the floors, walls, and interior fixtures. It may fall under renters insurance as well.

If you are the landlord of a building and find yourself facing any type of water, mold, or fire damage, do not hesitate to contact us at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead! We will work with you and your insurance company whether you are renting units to tenants or units to business owners. Call today - (516) 620-4579!

Don't Let a Water Damage Hinder Your Business - Call SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead!

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at 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 Garden City/Hempstead

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead 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.

Call us today - (516) 620-4579!

Commercial Water Damage? No Job Is Too Big Or Too Small For SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead!

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at 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 Garden City/Hempstead

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead 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.

Call us today - (516) 620-4579!

What Can You Do When You Have a Commercial Fire Damage?

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Restoring a Commercial Property in the Wake of Fire Damage

If you've ever experienced a fire damage event, you know how frantic the immediate aftermath of a fire can be. With emotions running high and a chaotic scene, it is always best to have a game plan laid out ahead of time so that you are not caught off guard by fire damage. And this is particularly true for anyone who owns commercial property.

Each year in the United States, fire damage accounts for more than $350 billion in total losses to property owners. This makes fire damage the single most important cause of property losses in the country and one of the most frequent and serious catastrophes that everyday Americans have to deal with. And the majority of these losses are due to commercial fire damage, affecting businesses, landlords and the ability of employees and owners to continue earning a livelihood.

Fortunately, almost every town in America has a professional fire restoration company - such as SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead - that can be quickly deployed to the scene of commercial fire damage. But it is absolutely imperative that property owners understand that the single most important thing they can do to ensure a good outcome after a fire is, the second the firefighters declare that the fire is put out, to call SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead and get the ball rolling. In the event of commercial fire damage, time is always the most important factor.

For more information on commercial fire damage, please give SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead a call (516) 620-4579

Preventing Fires in the Workplace

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

A fire in the work place can cause a great deal of damage. In addition to material destruction injuries and fatalities can occur as well. Here we would like to share with you some basic fire prevention to keep you and your co-workers as safe on the job as possible.

Steps of Prevention:

  • Create a prevention program that includes preventative measures, preparation, and recognition of fire hazards.
  • Be well informed of proper handling of all combustible and flammable materials.
  • Maintain a clean work environment to reduce the risk of fire.
  • Always keep the proper fire extinguishing gear nearby and know it’s locations.

General Safety:

  • Always keep fire extinguishing gear away from clutter so it is easily accessible
  • Make sure only approved containers are used for combustible materials
  • Never store flammable materials within 10 feet of any flammable structure
  • Periodically clean up your work environment
  • Make it a habit to properly dispose of combustible materials from your work area
  • Always follow the proper steps to avoid creating a hazardous environment

Preventative Safety:

  • Keep fire extinguishers easily accessible and know how to properly operate them
  • Inspect fire equipment on a regular basis
  • Provide all employees with proper training in the event that a fire should occur
  • Configure an alarm system consisting of both lights and sounds
  • Keep local authority and fire department information on hand and have employees know exactly where to find them

In the unfortunate event that a fire does occur, do not hesitate to contact us at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead to remediate the fire damage. Our experienced technicians are trained for the remediation of even the most intense fire damage. No job is too big or too small, call (516) 620-4579 today!

Asbestos At Work

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

In this blog we are going to veer off the beaten path a little bit and discuss asbestos in a work environment. If you believe you may have asbestos in your place of work feel free to give us a call as we are associated with a fantastic team of asbestos abatement professionals.

High Risk Occupations:

While even the average office worker can potentially face exposure to asbestos, these are some of the more common fields in which you could come in contact. Construction workers, as this industry has one of the highest uses of asbestos-containing materials. Construction is generally considered one of the most dangers fields as it is due to the many accidents that can occur. It’s estimate that 1 million construction workers are exposed to asbestos materials each year. Shipyard workers, as shipyards contain high quantities of asbestos. These workers are among the most diagnosed with asbestos related diseases. Mechanics, as whether it be a vehicle or an aircraft, asbestos exposure is always a high risk. Auto repair shops often times have poor ventilation and circulation which can make asbestos more concentrated. Plant workers, as both chemical plant and industrial plant workers face asbestos exposure on the job. Power plant workers deal with equipment such as boilers, generators, and turbines, which all pose a threat of asbestos. Firefighes unfortunately are exposed to toxins like asbestos on the job on a regular basis. Many older buildings built before 1980 contain asbestos materials. In many cases protective gear worn for fighting fires will also help prevent exposure to the asbestos.

Workers’ Rights:

While there are many proactive regulations in place to help protect workers, many may still be exposed on the job. If you feel you have gotten sick as a result of asbestos exposure at work you may have legal rights in the situation. Always wear protective material and know what signs to look for when working in an area that could potentially contain asbestos.

Property Owners and Renters

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

If you rent an apartment or unit in a building and experience water damage, here is some information for you!  Figuring out exactly what is your responsibility or your landlords can be very tricky and this blog is here to potentially help guide you in the right direction.

Lease:

If there is damage to the building itself, look into your lease as your landlord most likely will have insurance for their property.  If this is unclear in your lease, ask your landlord where you stand in the event of water damage so you know before it happens.

Renters Insurance:

 Anyone who rents should have renters insurance. Some places will even require it before allowing you to move in. Of course there are many varieties of renters insurance. Some cover interior fixtures like walls, floors, and pipes while others cover personal belongings.

Maintenance:

A landlord should ensure that the units are livable. This would include upkeep and repairs to prevent such things as water damage from occurring. However, it is still up to the renter to repeatedly contact the landlord about any issues that may occur until they are resolved.

Property:

If you are the owner of the building you are renting out, the property itself should be covered under your insurance. This would include the floors, walls, and interior fixtures. It may fall under renters insurance as well.

If you are the landlord of a building and find yourself facing any type of water, mold, or fire damage, do not hesitate to contact us at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead! We will work with you and your insurance company whether you are renting units to tenants or units to business owners.

Hurricane Tips for the Workplace

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

While most individuals are aware of safety at home during a hurricane, many overlook the importance of safety in the work place during a hurricane. Here are some preventative measures a business owner or employer can make to help ensure the safety of the property and staff.

Property:

If you live in an area that you know is prone to hurricanes or tropical storms it would be a good idea to install the proper roofing, doors, and windows. Have sandbag’s readily available to prevent flooding in the building. Keep all utilities such as water heaters on higher ground to avoid water damages. If possible try to turn off utilities prior to a hurricane making landfall.

Information:

Most business’ have files that contain important information such as documents, banks, suppliers, etc. It is important to have a system in which these documents are well protected. Backing up documents on to a different hard drive off site or even protecting paper documents with waterproof containers can save a lot of trouble after the storm passes.

Preparedness Checklist:

  • Battery operated radio or television
  • Non-perishable three day food supply for you and your employees
  • Three day supply of water for you and your employees (One gallon of water per person, per day)
  • Coolers and containers for water and washing
  • Blankets, pillows, cots, and chairs
  • First Aid Kit and first aid manual
  • Flashlights, batteries, light-sticks
  • Tool kit (basic tools, gloves, etc.)
  • Camera and film for documenting damages
  • Whistle/signal flare to signal for help
  • Tarps, plastic bags, duct tape
  • Cleaning supplies, including mops, towels and garbage cans
  • Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers
  • Electric generator
  • Gas for vehicles, generators and other equipment
  • Cash, ATM cards, credit cards proper identification
  • Emergency contact information such as the nearest hospital and police

We here at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead strongly encourage all employers to go over these important tips as they can help protect employees in the event of a hurricane. It only takes a small amount of effort in properly preparing for a storm to save your company large amounts of damage!

Commercial Mold Prevention

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

In this blog we would like to go over mold prevention in commercial buildings and why it is so important. The main reason you’ll want to prevent mold in your building is the health issues and allergic reactions that are often a result of mold growth. Even people with strong immune systems can become affected by prolonged exposure to spores.  Irritated skin, nasal -congestion, itchy eyes, and difficulty breathing are just some of the symptoms you may experience if exposed to mold.

Prevention:

  • Vigilance – By routinely inspecting your building for sins of mold you will be able to catch and treat the problem area before it is able to spread. Be sure to check damp or moist areas and take notice of any musty odors.
  • Repairs – Unsealed windows, leaky roofs, and cracked foundations can all allow moisture to enter the building and make it quite easy for mold to grow. If possible, try to catch and remediate any water damage to prevent mold growth.
  • Moisture – If your building is located in an area of high humidity you may want to look into having dehumidifiers on site. Damp air makes it quite easy for mold to begin to grow, so running smaller units in the basement or attic can help to keep everything dry.
  • Clean - Air conditioning, ventilation, and heating systems can actually blow around mold spores. You can reduce the damage by make sure your HVAC system and ducts are routinely cleaned and maintained by a licensed professional.
  • The Professionals – If you are concerned about mold growth in your commercial building, do not hesitate to have a mold remediation specialist come and properly diagnose and treat any existing mold problems. These issues should be responded to quickly to ensure that occupants of your building are not exposed to mold for a prolonged period of time.

At SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead we have several years of experience in commercial mold remediation. Should you find your commercial property in need of our services do not hesitate to contact us 24/7 as we would be happy to help!

Workplace Fire Prevention!!!

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

A fire in the work place can cause a great deal of damage. In addition to material destruction injuries and fatalities can occur as well. Here we would like to share with you some basic fire prevention to keep you and your co-workers as safe on the job as possible.

Steps of Prevention:

  • Create a prevention program that includes preventative measures, preparation, and recognition of fire hazards.
  • Be well informed of proper handling of all combustible and flammable materials.
  • Maintain a clean work environment to reduce the risk of fire.
  • Always keep the proper fire extinguishing gear nearby and know it’s locations.

General Safety:

  • Always keep fire extinguishing gear away from clutter so it is easily accessible
  • Make sure only approved containers are used for combustible materials
  • Never store flammable materials within 10 feet of any flammable structure
  • Periodically clean up your work environment
  • Make it a habit to properly dispose of combustible materials from your work area
  • Always follow the proper steps to avoid creating a hazardous environment

Preventative Safety:

  • Keep fire extinguishers easily accessible and know how to properly operate them
  • Inspect fire equipment on a regular basis
  • Provide all employees with proper training in the event that a fire should occur
  • Configure an alarm system consisting of both lights and sounds
  • Keep local authority and fire department information on hand and have employees know exactly where to find them

In the unfortunate event that a fire does occur. Do not hesistate to contact us at SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead to remediate the fire damage. Our experienced technicians are trained for the remediation of even the most intense fire damage. No job is too big or too small, call (516) 620-4579

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at 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 Garden City/Hempstead

SERVPRO of Garden City/Hempstead 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.