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Are You Keeping Your Office Safe?

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Are You Keeping Your Office Safe? We want to help protect your business

Living in Florida is hard enough with the erratic temperatures, and crazy humidity! With the outside air temperatures changing this time of year, staying on top of the thermostat inside the office can make a difference in your work space.

Without proper humidity or ventilation control, mold spores,which naturally occur in higher levels inthe sub-tropical Florida climate, can form on virtually any surface.

SERVPRO of Alachua County West can help you maintain your workplace by offering carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, dryer vent and air duct cleaning.

Contact SERVPRO of Alachua County West today to come out and assess what services are right for peace of mind for your business.

They say an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure and keeping up on the maintenance issues of your office can save you thousands in the long run.

Protect your Business NOW!

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Protect your Business NOW! The Emergency Ready Profile App

How SERVPRO CAN help protect your business

   SERVPRO has this amazing program available to help in the event of an emergency. It's called the Emergency Ready Profile (ERP).

  It is complimentary to set it up! Once scheduled, one of our staff will come and document information about your building including square footage, access points, contacts and all your shut offs (electric, gas, water etc). This will include instructions and pictures to help you and your employees handle emergencies more efficiently.

Hey, there's an APP for that

   Not only will you receive your ERP in paper form to keep in your office, there is also a FREE app that you can download as well. Say what?? That's right! It's all FREE!!! 

   We do all the work and you enjoy all the benefits! Your app will have everything included, your business name, address, contact phone numbers, pictures and instructions. 

   All of your employees can download the app and access the business. That way if/when an emergency arises they can open the app and shut off what is needed as soon as possible. There is also icons at the top for Fire, Water, Mold & Other to get SERVPRO the info they need so they can be dispatched faster.

   So what are you waiting for?? Call SERVPRO of Alachua County West to set up your Emergency Ready Profile today! 352-374-6589 

Is Water Flowing Faster than Money?

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Water Flowing Faster than Money? Fairfield Inn & Suites had a flood and we were able to dry it out and put it all back together again

Running a business is hard enough right? Then all the sudden disaster strikes and you have to close your doors. We all know that you can't make money if you're closed. So, who do you call?

SERVPRO to the rescue!

Water damage has 3 categories:

* Category 1 (Clean Water) uncontaminated and is non-threatening. [Ex: overflow from a sink]

* Category 2 (Grey Water) slightly contaminated and could cause discomfort or sickness [Ex: discharge from a dishwasher]

* Category 3 (Black Water) contaminated and can cause serious illness and even death (in some cases) [Ex: Sewage or Floodwater]

When it comes to water damage we know first hand how quickly it spreads and how much damage it can cause.

** DID YOU KNOW**

250 gallons of water can come from a 1/8 inch crack in a pipe??

WOW! That's a lot of water!!!

So consider this. If that much water is coming out of a crack in a pipe, how much water is flowing out of a major burst? That's where SERVPRO comes in.

Time is of the essence and you need to act quickly! That's why SERVPRO is always open. Call us and we will be there!!

Is Your Business in Trouble? No problem, SERVPRO Can Handle It!

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Your Business in Trouble? No problem, SERVPRO Can Handle It! Hotel Indigo at Celebration Pointe needed our help with a busted pipe on the 6th floor. SERVPRO was there to help

We are the Service Professionals. Ready to help YOUR business in even the BIGGEST jobs. Fire, water, mold, we can handle that!

When a fire happens it can definitely stop your business from making money. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week - 365 days a year. So when the fire happens, give us a call so we can get you up and running as fast as possible!

Whether it's a leaky pipe or it's like the flood gates opened and there is water everywhere, SERVPRO has got it covered! We have the highest quality equipment available so you can get everything up and running in no time!

Noticing a foul odor? Starting to see dark spots? Well you might have a mold problem. Don't fret, SERVPRO can help! We are the experts at mold remediation. Your business is safe with us!

SERVPRO Alachua County West strives for excellence!

We make the impossible, possible!

Who do the “Pros” call for commercial damage restoration? They call the pros at SERVPRO of Alachua County West.

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Who do the “Pros” call for commercial damage restoration?  They call the pros at SERVPRO of Alachua County West. Before and after photos of a large tree removed and tarped after recent storms from an impending cold front.

As many local residents know, the 2017 – 2018 weather in Gainesville has been one for the record books.  Between hurricanes, storms, freezing weather, record winter highs, and record spring lows our community has been the brunt of some unusual weather.  Not has it only affected the residents living here, it has affected many businesses as well.  Besides our pride in our great University, Gainesville has a town feel with lots of available business’s that are the hub of not only the city, but also many rural surrounding counties.  Did you know that Gainesville has a population density that is 600% higher than the rest of the state?  This is why Gainesville can support the infrastructure of so many big, small and unusual businesses and thrive as a community.

As important as your business is to our community, why would you trust it to anyone else but the pros in time of disaster?  Not only can SERVPRO of Alachua County West provide you with exceptional cleaning services such as tile cleaning, carpet cleaning, and deep cleaning, but we can take care of any of your disaster needs at a moment’s notice.  SERVPRO is different in the fact that we are a small, family owned business, that has the backing of a vast network of professionals, products, and services that are 2nd to none in the industry.  The adjoining photo is of a ware house owned by one of the fastest growing community and business developments in Gainesville, which houses inventory from a very popular outdoors store.  SERVPRO was able to assess the damage and use our network to get them tarped up and ready for repair as an impending storm was approaching.  Why shouldn’t you use the restoration company the “Pros” trust?

It’s National Create your own holiday day 3/26/18, and why yes, I think we will... It's National prepare your business for disaster day!

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial It’s National Create your own holiday day 3/26/18, and why yes, I think we will...  It's National prepare your business for disaster day! Set up your business's Emergency Ready Plan today!

Your business is important, not only does it support you, but it also supports your community as well as the families you employ.  Even the smallest business has an impact on in the grand scheme of your life and community.  So why would we celebrate National Prepare your Business for disaster day?  Because disaster inevitably happens and usually when you least expect it, so why not remind ourselves how important it is to prepare for it.  Not sure where to begin?  The easiest and smartest way to begin is by contacting the experts at SERVPRO of Alachua County West. 

SERVPRO of Alachua County West can set your business up with an Emergency Ready Plan that is totally controlled by you, the business owner and accessible through your smart phone to whomever you give permissions 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  No business owner can be there every waking minute of the day, that’s why we have trusted employees, but can you trust them to know your business as well as you do?  With an Emergency Ready Plan in place and our mobile app, you don’t have to be, it has everything you need for any kind of disaster to get the ball rolling on a fast response to your disaster.

So today, let’s celebrate your business in our community, by being prepared for disaster with SERVPRO of Alachua West setting up an Emergency Ready Plan before disaster strikes.

In honor of National Backwards day why not keep your business prepared before disaster with and ERP with SERVPRO.

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial In honor of National Backwards day why not keep your business prepared before disaster with and ERP with SERVPRO. Be backwards! Prepare for disaster now, before it strikes.

Today is National backwards day, and a great way to celebrate is by doing things backwards to benefit your business.  An Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is preparing your business for disaster before it strikes.

Here are some facts you may not know about business disasters:

  • 75% of small businesses do not have a disaster recovery plan in place,according to a 2015 survey of 500 small business owners conducted by Nationwide.
  • 52% of small businesses say it would take at least three months to recovery from a disaster, according to the same survey.
  • Only 18% of companies surveyed that have fewer than 50 employees have a disaster recovery plan, according to the same survey.
  • 51% of the hundreds of businesses surveyed for the 2014 Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark Survey received a failing gradewhen it came to disaster recovery preparedness.
  • 60% of respondents surveyed for the same report said that in spite of their best efforts, their disaster recovery plans were not useful during their during their worst events.

Don't let your business be a part of these statistics!  Work your disaster backwards, before it happens, by calling SERVPRO of Alachua County West for your ERP Today!

Is your Company prepared ahead of time for any maintenance issues.

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Is your Company prepared ahead of time for any maintenance issues. Water damage to an office from a clogged drain line that could have been prevented with maintenance.

Whether it’s too hot or it’s too cold for one employee, it’s never just right in the office for everyone. As a property or facilities manager keeping the temperature comfortable for everyone as well as your tangible property protected is of paramount importance.   With the outside air temperatures changing so erratically this time of year, staying on top of the thermostat inside the office can make a difference in your work space.  Without proper humidity or ventilation control, mold spores, which naturally occur in higher levels in the sub-tropical Florida climate, can form on virtually any surface.   SERVPRO of Alachua County West can help you maintain your workplace by offering carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, duct cleaning, post-construction clean up,and emergency water, fire, and bio-hazard clean ups as well as simple moisture checks. 

Contact SERVPRO of Alachua County West today to come out and assess what services are right for peace of mind for your business. 

They say an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure and keeping up on the maintenance issues of your office can save you thousands in the long run.  

Preparing Before Disaster Strikes!

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Preparing Before Disaster Strikes! Start by getting the Emergency Ready Plan Mobile App.

Having a preferred vendor is like being able to call your friend when your in a jam.  When it comes to your business' well being, we pride ourselves in making your disaster, "Like it never even happened." Smoke, fire, water, demolition, and of course the build back.  If SERVPRO of Alachua County West isn’t on your preferred vendor list, we’d like to be! 

As a locally owned and operated franchise, our new friendship has the backing of a worldwide organization of more than 1700 individually owned and operated locations.   To give you a frame of reference, the second biggest restoration company has half as many franchises!  That’s a lot of friends!! And we want to be yours.  

Call us today so we can come out, for FREE and discuss the protocol with you to put the most effective plan in place BEFORE disaster strikes! 

Are you ready for an emergency?

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

It’s never fun when accidents or unforeseen instances occur, but knowing "SERVPRO" is here to ensure things are back in place "Like it never even happened", gives you the peace of mind necessary to run your business without worry of a crisis you can’t solve. Having an emergency response plan (ERP) is your first step to ensure either you and your staff are fully prepared to get the fastest support possible.  

Knowing where water shut offs, circuit breakers, and fire extinguishers are, can be invaluable in a time sensitive situation.   Even more important can be knowing who to call' and the process to follow to mitigate your disaster as your first line of defense when accidents happen.  This quick action can save you time and more importantly, money!  Give "SERVPRO" of Alachua County West a call today to discuss how we can give you the peace of mind when disaster strikes. 

Are you ready for an Emergency?

1/15/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Are you ready for an Emergency? Preparedness at Your fingertips

No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be "Ready for whatever happens."

SERVPRO is always thinking about the future.  They are constantly creating new and innovative ways to not only make a disaster "like it never even happened" but to also make sure that you, the customer, the one in need, is at least somewhat prepared for a disaster.  One of their newest innovations is the Emergency Ready Profile.  Never heard of it?  Well, that's just a shame!

The Emergency Ready Profile is necessary information that can be accessed either via website or mobile app in the midst of a disaster.  This profile contains where water shut offs are, all emergency contacts, and where electricity shut offs are.  Unfortunately, not everyone in your home or workplace knows this information.  Let's say that one of your coworkers decides to stay late in the office.  He or she is the only one there.  There is a plumbing malfunction and the toilet never ceases running.  The coworker does not notice this for hours until the water has seaped into his or her office.  Now, there is a problem.  The coworker panics.  They do not know who they should be calling, where the shutoffs are, etc.  Instead they frantically call their manager.  Meanwhile, the water is still seaping through the office because it has not been shut off.  More water damage is made and perhaps some items even become unsalvageable.  But, a plumbing malfunction did not have to lead to such a disastrous situation.  Some of the damage could have been eleviated by one valuable mobile app.  

The Emergency Ready Profile is great for anyone and everyone.  But it helps businesses more than anyone.  50% of businesses that go through disastrous situations never reopen their doors.  If some of the damage could be prevented by having informed employees and employers, perhaps that percentage would be lower.  

"Before anything else, the key to success is preparation."  So, why wouldn't you prepare yourself and your business for a possible disaster?  Unfortunately, disasters occur every day, both small and large.  By being prepared, when this day arrives, you will be preventing further damage.  

Call SERVPRO of Alachua County West today (352)374-6589 to set up an appointment with Melissa Doring.  She will come by and set up the Emergency Ready Profile for you, your household or your business, free of charge.  As they say, the best things in life are free!