Recent Commercial Posts

Fire Sprinklers: Facts For Your Business

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Fire departments typically use 10 times as much as water as a fire sprinkler would use to contain a fire. Often, the water damage from putting out these fires cause even more wreckage than the flames; that is why it is always important to take the necessary precautions to avoid fires from getting out of hand.

Fire sprinklers are also environmentally friendly; they can reduce the amount of water run-off and pollution, decreasing the amount of fire damage by up to 71%, as well as lowering water usage to fight a home fire by as much as 91%. All of which saves money, limits damages, and is better for the environment!

Furthermore, a home fire sprinkler system is easy to maintain; just inspect your home to make sure the sprinklers are not blocked by something that would prevent the water from coming out, such as paint, and be sure the main control valve is never turned off.

Home fire sprinklers are effective in cold and warm climates; being that is the case, there are certain guidelines that have been created for the proper installation of systems to avoid pipes freezing. Additionally, home fire sprinkler systems should be winterized around the same time as you would winterize a domestic water supply.

For more information, please visit the NFPA website!

Property Management: We Can Help With That!

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

One of SERVPRO's priorities is to return damaged property to preloss conditions; we take a variety of steps to ensure that your property is cared for and managed properly, allowing you to maintain a clear state of mind while we get you back on track!

When disaster strikes one of your properties, we know your first priority is the safety and well-being of your clients. Whether it's an industrial facility or multi-family properties, our professionals are experienced in maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants while isolating the damage. We work efficiently to minimize the interruptions for your tenants' daily lives. 

We restore many types of facilities, such as: Multi-level Commercial Buildings, Multi-tenant Facilities, Small Office Buildings, Shopping Malls, Apartment Complexes, Hotels, and Industrial Facilities.

Our professionals are available 24-7/365 to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale of the loss, or the size of your facility!

Commercial Services - Property Management

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO, we're here for both residential & commercial buildings. 

Commercial buildings include, but are not limited to: healthcare, education facilities, & retail. 

One particular kind of commercial property will be the subject of my post today. Take a guess. It's in the title :) 

You got it: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, Property management is defined as: the management of land and buildings as a business, including keeping buildings in good condition and renting property.

Disaster can strike at any moment, and anywhere. A good chunk of facilities impacted involve property management. A good example of this would be a property manager of an apartment complex. They are in charge of the building, so they unfortunately have to deal with a lot of emergencies such as water or fire damage. 

What kinds of facilities do property managers manage? There are several kinds! Here's a couple examples:

1. Multi-level commercial buildings

2. Multi tenant facilities 

3. Small Office BUildings

4. Apartment Complexes

We work really hard at these type of facilities to make sure there's as little interruptions to tenants as possible. For example, we had an incident where there was water damage in a multi tenant office building. I mean, there were several kinds of offices in this building. Our team came in and got the job done without interfering with the other tenants. We make sure we take care of your facility with care, but also with professionalism and quality work as soon as possible. 

We can do work ranging from odor removal all the way to total project management. We can do that and more! We are available 24/7, so if a water damage occurs at 2:00AM in a tenant office, give us a call! 

Here at SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, we are ready to help in any sized disaster at any time! We work with property managers and be sure that they are 100% satisfied with the work put in. Our professionalism and fast-paced work helps minimize interruption for property managers during this stressful time.

Have any questions or need anything? Give us a call at 215-536-7989

"Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Large Loss Team

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Recently SERVPRO of Germantown has been called in to many schools during the Summer months to remediate mold growing in the classrooms. We have the experience and knowledge to handle any large loss presented!

Should a storm or major event strike, call (215)-848-8875

Content by: SERVPRO Corporate

Large Loss Commercial Services

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

When attending many conferences we found that many people only associate us with residential services but we handle many large loss jobs as well. Our crew is trained both on how to handle small apartment losses up to huge commercial business losses.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Content by: SERVPRO Corporate

SERVPRO Can Assist Educational Facilities

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO believes that learning should never, ever be paused or canceled, even in the face of an unwanted disaster!

There is never a good time for a disaster to strike, especially when it can disrupt a learning environment or an education facility. After all, despite what students may think, losing time in the classroom costs both them and our educators valuable time and resources.

We believe in the importance of cleaning up the aftermath left behind from floods, fires, storms, or any other tragic life event that put a hold on some wholesome learning; we tackle these issues efficiently, initiating a swift response!

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, SERVPRO Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Are You Ready?

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Call Us Today To Get Started!

Restoring Your Upper Bucks Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Category: Commercial

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Upper Bucks 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 Upper Bucks

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks 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.

Commercial Cleaning Tips

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

As a business owner, it is imperative that you treat your property with the respect and dignity you show your own domicile; it is not just you who has to work in that environment, and you should take that fact into consideration when deciding what maintenance to schedule/provide.

For starters, you should try to clean your gutters ... kind of like you do at home! Even if you don't exactly OWN the building, the gutters need to be regularly cleaned to prevent damage to the property.

Debris, leaves, and other object could become lodged in the gutters, which may create ice dams in the winter. This is an obvious concern due to the possible water damage stemming from these types of occurrences.

Call SERVPRO today for more tips on how to keep your commercial property clean!

Specialty Cleaning Services for Commercial Properties!

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

As a property owner, you don't have time to worry about common wear and tear that casts itself over your office, home, or business. There could just simply be not enough time to clean up grime, odor and challenges caused from moisture when you have other things that take precedence. 

That's why you should consider calling in your local SERVPRO franchise to tackle these issues — regardless if it's removing an odor or giving a deep cleaning to your flooring or carpets. 

We offer cleaning services pertaining to:

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

When any of these problems seem to be a problem in your life, let us give you a solution!

Call us today for all of your restoration needs!

Property Management: We Can Help with That!

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

One of SERVPRO's priorities is to return damaged property to preloss conditions; we take a variety of steps to ensure that your property is cared for and managed properly, allowing you to maintain a clear state of mind while we get you back on track!

When disaster strikes one of your properties, we know your first priority is the safety and well-being of your clients. Whether it's an industrial facility or multi-family properties, our professionals are experienced in maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants while isolating the damage. We work efficiently to minimize the interruptions for your tenants' daily lives. 

We restore many types of facilities, such as: Multi-level Commercial Buildings, Multi-tenant Facilities, Small Office Buildings, Shopping Malls, Apartment Complexes, Hotels, and Industrial Facilities.

Our professionals are available 24-7/365 to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale of the loss, or the size of your facility!

SERVPRO Can Assist Educational Facilities!

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO believes that learning should never, ever be paused or canceled, even in the face of an unwanted disaster!

There is never a good time for a disaster to strike, especially when it can disrupt the a learning environment or an education facility. After all, despite what students may think, losing time in the classroom costs both them and our educators valuable time and resources.

We believe in the importance of cleaning up the aftermath left behind from floods, fires, storms, or any other tragic life event that put a hold on some wholesome learning; we tackle these issues efficiently, initiating a swift response!

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, SERVPRO Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Fire Sprinklers: Facts for your Business!

8/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire departments typically use 10 times as much as water as a fire sprinkler would use to contain a fire. Often, the water damage from putting out these fires cause even more wreckage than the flames; that is why it is always important to take the necessary precautions to avoid fires from getting out of hand.

Fire sprinklers are also environmentally friendly; they can reduce the amount of water run-off and pollution, decreasing the amount of fire damage by up to 71%, as well as lowering water usage to fight a home fire by as much as 91%. All of which saves money, limits damages, and is better for the environment!

Furthermore, a home fire sprinkler system is easy to maintain; just inspect your home to make sure the sprinklers are not blocked by something that would prevent the water from coming out, such as paint, and be sure the main control valve is never turned off.

Home fire sprinklers are effective in cold and warm climates; being that is the case, there are certain guidelines that have been created for the proper installation of systems to avoid pipes freezing. Additionally, home fire sprinkler systems should be winterized around the same time as you would winterize a domestic water supply.

For more information, please visit the NFPA website!

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks Commercial Duct Cleaning Services

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks Commercial Duct Cleaning Commercial Duct Cleaning Specialists

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks has the trained staff and equipment to handle the most complex commercial duct cleaning projects.  

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust and other contaminates.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

SERVPRO's Commercial Large Loss Division

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

We know you don’t have the time to deal with a large loss that has affected your business. It can be a difficult thing to grapple with, being that the property you’ve spent a lot of time on has been defaced for whatever reason, like storm flooding, or vandalism.

But SERVPRO understands that we are the direct result of these scenarios playing out for you, because we are the first call you should make in order to remedy all of your property’s downfalls and issues.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any-size disasters. A commercial operations manager supervises every large loss, helping ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

Our clients include but are not limited to: property management, hospitality facilities, education facilities, healthcare facilities, food service facilities, and retail facilities.

If you are in dire need of a Commercial Loss Team to rescue your property, call your local SERVPRO franchise today!

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks is READY

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks is Ready

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks is READY
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks is always ready to help when disaster strikes, but also knows the importance of ensuring home and business owners are “Ready for whatever happens.”
The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile (ERP) is a no-cost readiness plan that is designed to help home and business owners recover for a disaster faster, which saves both incident response time and recovery costs. The no-cost ERP mobile app allows ERP data to be stored on a smartphone, allowing for quick access to help.

Commercial Large Loss Team

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Recently SERVPRO of Upper Bucks has been called in to many schools during the Summer months to remediate mold growing in the classrooms. We have the experience and knowledge to handle any large loss presented!

Should a storm or major event strike, call (215) 536-7989

Content by : SERVPRO Corporate

Large Loss Commercial Services

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

When attending many conferences we found that many people only associate us with residential services but we handle many large loss jobs as well. Our crew is trained both on how to handle small apartment losses up to huge commercial business losses.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Content by: SERVPRO Corporate

SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning Services

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

When most people hear “SERVPRO” they think of water and fire restoration but we actually provide many other services like commercial cleaning and duct cleaning!

While most offices do a pretty good job at keeping their office clean, the everyday wear and tear will gradually build up. When it gets too much for your regular janitor to handle, call in SERVPRO! We do a fantastic job at removing odors, deep cleaning of carpets, flooring and much more. Every member of our crew is trained specifically to be able to handle a commercial cleaning job of any size.

Our cleaning services include:

  • Air ducts and HVAC - Drapes and Blinds
  • Biohazard Cleanup - Odor Removal
  • Carpet and Upholstery -Sewage
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls - Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

Content by: SERVPRO Corporate

PSBA School Leadership Conference

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Our very own Mike McGrory is presenting Emergency Preparedness and Active Shooter Response at The PSBA Conference!

Learning Labs 101

What is a conference Learning Lab? It's an opportunity to experience a "mini" educational session with an industry expert, such as a provider of services or products to the education community. Learn about possible solutions to issues schools are currently dealing with. The presentations are followed by a Q&A period. The Learning Labs will be located in the Cocoa Rooms at the Hershey Lodge during the School Leadership Conference, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 18. Here are a few you can attend this year:

Achieving Cost-Effective Projects
Emergency Preparedness & Active Shooter Response
PSDLAF Protect-Fraud Prevention Services Overview

Content by:www.psba.org/event/pasa-psba-school-leadership-conference-2/

Commercial Cleaning Checklist

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Every business should be taking measures to keep their building clean even if they do not employ a professional cleaning service. It can become hard to keep track of exactly what you should be cleaning regularly. Here is a checklist to make it a little easier to insure your workplace stays neat and tidy.

  • Monthly Cleaning List:
    • Dust all surfaces in the office
    • Clean the fabric chairs
    • Vacuum all fabric chairs, vents
    • Deep clean all surface areas
  • Weekly Cleaning Lists
    • Sponge all glass windows, both on the outside and inside
    • Clean the refrigerator
    • Disinfect all trash bins
    • Buff and polish all hardwood surfaces, including conference tables, floors, etc.
  • Daily Cleaning Lists
    • Empty waste bins and add nes liners
    • Vacuum daily debris from all floors
    • Clean painted surfaces as well
    • Wipe baseboards, light switches and door handles
    • Clean all reflective surfaces, mirrors and brass
    • Put some room freshener down after cleaning

Content by: http://mcjanitorial.com/commercial-cleaning-checklist-make-sure-everything-gets-cleaned/

3 Benefits of Professional Commercial Cleaning

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

While taking out the trash and vacuuming every once in a while is good practice, having a professional cleaning service come out can be very beneficial for a business. Here are 3 of the benefits to having a service come out and clean your business.

  1. Reduced Spread of Diseases

The cleaner the business, the decreased chance there is for the spread of disease and sickness between employees. This means that most people will have to take less sick days. If there is an illness that is spreading in the office, it will eventually affect the business as a whole. Having your business deep cleaned can help keep your employees healthier and happier.

  1. Increased Employee Productivity

Employees are generally happier when they work in a workplace that is clean, fresh and free of dust and dirt that has begun to accumulate. Many businesses strive for a healthy work environment but overlook the simple things such as providing clean air. A routine clean will help keep your employees productive and fresh.

  1. Creating a Positive, Professional Appearance

A work environment that is dirty and unkempt is not a professional one. If your business doesn’t look clean, pristine or fresh many customers will not want to come back in. Many customers want to be in an environment that they are comfortable in and one that is not clean will not make anyone feel welcome. In order to keep your environment welcoming to employees and customers a professional deep clean routinely will help.

If your business is in need of a professional clean give SERVPRO of Upper Bucks a call today at (215)-536-7989!

Content provided by: https://www.coit.com/10-benefits-of-commercial-cleaning

Picture by: http://mcjanitorial.com/commercial-cleaning-checklist-make-sure-everything-gets-cleaned/

Hotel Fire

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Hotel Fire

Unfortunately, disaster can strike at any moment of any day, any time, or anywhere. Sadly, for this 60,000 sq/ft building in Quakertown, PA, a fire occurred. 

An electrical fire is believed to have caused this devastating fire affecting 100% of the inside of the facility. There is a total of 160 rooms and the whole facility needs a heavy cleaning. More specifically, the rooms surrounding the source will need to be fully gutted. 

With a devastating disaster such as this, temporary power is necessary, so we provided a generator to power the facility. We use vapor sharks, which attacks odors as well as desiccants, which will lessen the moisture in the area to avoid any other issues. These types of equipment, and more will be implemented during the restoration process. 

This kind of loss requires lots of cleaning as well, especially the soot that takes up the entire building. SERVPRO is to the rescue on this, and will make this building "Like it never even happened®."

There is no job too big or too small. We are here to help minimize the stress that comes with these situations. 

Commercial Services-Property Management

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO, we're here for both residential & commercial buildings. 

Commercial buildings include, but are not limited to: healthcare, education facilities, & retail. 

One particular kind of commercial property will be the subject of my post today. Take a guess. It's in the title :) 

You got it: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, Property management is defined as: the management of land and buildings as a business, including keeping buildings in good condition and renting property.

Disaster can strike at any moment, and anywhere. A good chunk of facilities impacted involve property management. A good example of this would be a property manager of an apartment complex. They are in charge of the building, so they unfortunately have to deal with a lot of emergencies such as water or fire damage. 

What kinds of facilities do property managers manage? There are several kinds! Here's a couple examples:

1. Multi-level commercial buildings

2. Multi tenant facilities 

3. Small Office BUildings

4. Apartment Complexes

We work really hard at these type of facilities to make sure there's as little interruptions to tenants as possible. For example, we had an incident where there was water damage in a multi tenant office building. I mean, there were several kinds of offices in this building. Our team came in and got the job done without interfering with the other tenants. We make sure we take care of your facility with care, but also with professionalism and quality work as soon as possible. 

We can do work ranging from odor removal all the way to total project management. We can do that and more! We are available 24/7, so if a water damage occurs at 2:00AM in a tenant office, give us a call! 

Here at SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, we are ready to help in any sized disaster at any time! We work with property managers and be sure that they are 100% satisfied with the work put in. Our professionalism and fast-paced work helps minimize interruption for property managers during this stressful time.

Have any questions or need anything? Give us a call at 215-536-7989

"Like it never even happened."