Recent Commercial Posts

Damaged Documents-All Is Not Lost

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Damaged Documents-All Is Not Lost Not only can important documents by dried but the damaged edges can be trimmed and refiled.

In the aftermath of a flood or fire many Lexington business owners are overwhelmed with everything that has happened. They wonder if the most precious memories or critical documents will be lost forever. But with SERVPRO’s state-of-the-art document drying and restoration facility we can help recover what is important before its too late.  SERVPRO uses the same freeze-drying techniques used by the Library of Congress.

Why Free Drying?

It is critical to stabilize your documents as quickly as possible and freezing is the best way to do that.  So once frozen your documents will be shipped to our document restoration facility and begin the process of freeze-drying by sublimation which means the frozen liquid will be converted directly to gas avoiding the liquid stage in which additional damage could occur to your documents.

In addition to our state-of-the-art drying process our team can also

  • Scan and digitize documents
  • Clean contaminated documents thru gamma irradiation
  • Certified destruction of sensitive materials
  • Deodorization

If your business would like to learn more about our document drying and restoration give us a call at 336-224-2565 today.

Prepare or React: The Difference Could Be Disastrous

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

It is estimated that nearly 50% of all businesses that have experienced a disaster that caused a business disruption never reopens its doors again.  Of those businesses who do it is reported that they have some type of emergency plan in place.  If your business needs assistance with creating an emergency plan call the professionals of SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville.  No one understands emergencies more than SERVPRO.  We understand that preparation is the key, and our Emergency Readiness Program is a mobile based reference for all your businesses’ critical information.  Even if you have an emergency plan in place our ERP covers only response and recovery ensuring you can find critical information quickly and easily.  Best of all, our Emergency Readiness Plan is absolutely free.

If you would like to learn more about SERVPRO’s emergency Readiness Plan or would like to schedule an appointment for your business, give us a call today at 336-224-2565.  As always, we’re here to help.

When A Sewage Back Up Affects Your Lexington Business

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When A Sewage Back Up Affects Your Lexington Business This is the floor after the our highly trained technicians removed all the contaminated items from the business.

When a Lexington business opened its doors on a Monday morning and found a sewage backup had affected the property, they knew just who to call.  The experts of SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville arrived quickly to begin the clean up process.  That’s because back ups from a sewage system should be considered extremely dangerous.  The water is teaming with bacteria and other pathogens that can cause serious illnesses.  For that reason, our water damage specialists consider these types of call an emergency.

Our certified technicians were able to find the source of the issue and begin the clean up and sanitation of the property quickly.  By the end of the day all contaminated materials were removed, and the business was able to open its doors for business the next day.

If your business is affected with damage from a sewer back up call the team whose special training and equipment can ensure that the damage is handled quickly, and effectively; SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville.

When to File A Claim For Your Lexington Business

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

If you are a business owner, then you know that keeping your doors open is critical to your financial well-being.  So, when a disaster strikes knowing what to do and who to call is key to your business continuity. 

The first thing you need to do is asses the situation and contact any emergency services if needed.

If there is severe damage such as standing water, injuries or any other ongoing hazards contact the appropriate emergency services.  The professionals at SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville are available 24/7 for all your fire and water mitigation and clean up needs.  Make sure you retain copies of any reports and receipts for your agent or adjuster.  Also, make sure you make copies for yourself in the event something is questioned.

Contact your insurance agent once any emergency services have been resolved.

Let your insurance know what if any emergency services were completed as well as the cause of the loss if known.  If emergency services were note needed your insurance company could recommend companies such as SERVPRO for your fire, water, bio-hazardous clean up and restoration needs.  If a claim has been filed an adjuster will be assigned to your claim.  The adjuster will confirm damages and provide guidance on your best course of action. 

As you can see while a loss in your business can be overwhelming having trusted trained professionals can help walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. 

To learn more about our company or to call and request a team to your loss, give us a call at 336-224-2565.

We make your commercial loss "Like it never even happened".

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Disasters at a commercial or business environment are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small school campus or a medical facility, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore our business provides a needed resource in the community and our job is to make sure you have a safe place to do just that.

Our extensive experience in handling all types of commercial restoration and cleanups has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services to fix your exact needs.  Some of our commercial services include, document drying, and restoration, biohazardous and vandalism clean up, mold mitigation free emergency response planning and as always fire and water cleanup an restoration

Please give us a call at 336-224-2565 to schedule an appointment to go over what SERVPRO has to offer.  We’re here to help.

Thomasville Manufacturer Affected by Flash Flooding.

8/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Thomasville Manufacturer Affected by Flash Flooding. After 8 inches of water in two days a Thomasville manufacturing plant experienced flash flooding in its warehouse and offices.

In the summer everyone expects to see an occasional rain shower or thunderstorm. But when a rain shower turns into a flash flood knowing who to call to prevent an interruption to your business is critical to your bottom line. And when this happened to a Thomasville manufacturing facility they knew to contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Lexington and Thomasville And we spring into action.

Our professionals quickly responded to this manufacturing facility to remove all standing water with our professional grade extraction equipment. At SERVPRO we realize that the secondary damage risk rises the longer the standing water remains. Some examples of secondary damage include mold, buckling hardwood floors, and sheetrock damage.

Once we remove the water from the 14 offices at this facility our trained technicians placed powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to continue the drying process. As the drying continued we explained each step of the drying process to the business owners. SERVPRO also provides detailed reports and moisture readings to insurance carriers and adjusters. Our transparent business model and ensures there are no surprises along the way. That’s why we mobilize and begin our drawing plan as soon as that first come out regardless of the time of day.

If you were Thomasville business needs emergency water extraction or if you would like to Learn more about our emergency readiness plan for businesses give us a call at 336-224-2565 today.

The 411 on Document Restoration

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

After the fire is out or the water has dried in your business what do you do about all those damaged documents critical to your business?  It’s quite simple, you trust the professionals of SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville!  We know that a quick response is they key in preserving all your documents.  Our state-of-the-art vacuum freeze-drying method is well known and widely excepted as the gold standard. In fact, SERVPRO uses the same innovative drying techniques as the Library of Congress. We also use gamma irradiation for sterilization of the documents.

In addition to the freeze-drying service SERVPRO  also offers a wide range of other services including: rejacketing, digitizing, and deodorization.  With our expert knowledge we can restore many types of critical documents such as x-rays, photographs, negatives, blueprints, and even maps.

With over 40 years restoration experience who else should you trust your business and livelihood? If you would like to learn more about our document drying and restoration services give is a call at 336-224-2565.

SERVPRO Removes Water in Your Thomasville Commercial Property Fast to Prevent Secondary Damage

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water leaking inside your Downtown Thomasville restaurant is a nightmare on many fronts.  The most obvious is the loss of revenue.  And while lost revenue is a critical problem to your bottom line secondary damage to your business due to standing water can be even more costly. 

If water damage is not responded to quickly and by a qualified professional such at the team of SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville the water can begin quickly damaging, walls, furniture and even begin to cause odors due to mold and mildew.  Our team of experts work hard to mitigate your damage without hindering your business’s day operations helping to continue your revenue stream giving you one less thing to worry about.

Once the water has been removed from your business SERVPRO’s techs are trained to restore the property to preloss conditions. Our restore vs. replace philosophy will save you and your insurance both time and money so you can get your doors open and resume normal operations.  The restoration process will include checking to make sure all the structure has been completely dried, the removal and replacement of any property that could not be restored and the application of antimicrobials to prevent mold growth.

With our 24-hour emergency services your business is in expert hands when you experience a water loss.  Give us a call at 336-224-2565 to learn more about our services.

Spring Cleaning is Just Around The Corner

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Spring cleaning is a ritual that many people participate in as the last vestiges of winter disappear. Spring cleaning is a time to open windows, deep clean rooms, and closets and take down and launder window treatments and linens. Others use spring cleaning as a time to sort and donate or discard clutter that might have accumulated over the winter. Even though spring cleaning seems like a modern invention, the act of spring cleaning is believed to have originated centuries ago. Some say that the ancient Chinese cleaned in preparation for their New Year as they hoped to wipe away any bad luck and misfortune from the previous year. Similarly, the ancient Hebrew practice of thoroughly cleansing a home before the springtime feast of Passover may have evolved into the spring cleaning we know today. Another possible connection is the tradition of "shaking the house clean" in Iran. Iranians celebrate Now Rouz (Persian New Year) with many different rituals, one of which involves buying new clothes and cleaning every corner of the family home to signify renewal.

If you need help with your spring cleaning contact the experts at SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville.  We can assist you with your duct cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, odor removal or biohazardous cleaning.

Commercial Loss In Your Business

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

From a broken sprinkler in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex fire and water losses are never planned but knowing who to call can be.  At SERVPRO of Lexington /Thomasville we understand there are no such things as small emergency in your business or commercial property.  Knowing the professionals at SERVPRO are there for you 24 hours a day to manage your loss and get your doors back open as quickly as possible is a critical part of your business plan.

Our technicians undergo extensive training and can handle any size loss your business may experience and our fast response time can help reduce loss revenue because we understand for every hour your doors are closed in an hour of loss revenue and productivity.

The Restoration Process

You have received a call at 2 am stating the sprinklers went off in your businesses, what do you do?  You call the experts at SERVPRO and we can take it from there.

  • We will secure the site and assess the water damage
    • Begin water extraction procedures immediately
    • Remove carpet pads if necessary
    • Take steps to prevent the growth of mold and mildew
    • Set up fans and dehumidifiers to begin the drying process
    • Assess all machinery, computers, personal belongings, furnishings, and other movable items to see if they need to be restored, cleaned or replaced. Our goal is always to restore rather than replace thus saving you time and money

We’ll get you back in business as quickly as possible. If a disaster should strike, whether a tornado, hurricane, fire or a simple sprinkler head break, SERVPRO is here to help.

Is Your Business Prepared For A Disaster

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in an apartment complex, fire and water losses are never planned so having a plan in place is critical to ensure business continuity.

Did you know is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as fire and flood never reopen!  Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.

Are you “Ready for whatever happens?”

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 to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information or can be an ideal supplement to any well-designed emergency preparedness or existing contingency program.  Rather than simply reacting to disaster situations, most prefer proactive measures to establish a relationship with a restoration services company.  And it’s available as a mobile app in the Google Play and iTunes stores.

By working with SERVPRO®of Lexington / Thomasville to develop your personalized 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 336-224-2565 Today for a No Cost Assessment  of Your Facility!

From A House To A High Rise We’ve Got You Covered

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial From A House To A High Rise We’ve Got You Covered No matter ti size of loss we're here to help!

From a burst pipe in an office building to faulty wiring in your home’s kitchen fire and water damages are never scheduled but they do occur, usually when you least expect it.  The professionals of SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville know there is no such thing as a small emergency.  So, whether it’s a high rise that is in need of mold mitigation and restoration or a leaking home hot water heater our trained technicians will walk you through the steps so you understand what is happening to your property.  We will go over any concerns you may have addressing each until you are a hundred percent satisfied.

Don’t trust your property to just anyone, count on the company with over 50 years experience. And, the next time you experience a loss in your home or business call the experts whose training in mitigation and restoration damages range from single family homes to skyscrapers because we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Preventing Illness in the Office

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

Work families share many things together, offices, supplies and sometimes illnesses. When working in close quarters with others, it’s not surprising that stomach bugs or colds get passed the office.

Germs, bacteria and viruses can spread easily through the air and on surfaces. According to Healthwatch it’s possible for certain viruses and bacteria to live on nonporous surfaces for hours and even days. However, The Mayo Clinic says that, while it’s possible to catch the flu or a cold after handling an object an infected person sneezed or coughed on a few moments ago, personal contact with an infected person such as a handshake or breathing in droplets from a cough or sneeze  is the most common way germs are spread.

While employee’s are often told to stay at home when feeling ill,  it’s not possible to avoid the co-worker’s entirely when they are feeling under the weather, there are some steps that individuals can take to help staunch the spread of illness at home, in school and around the office.

Wash hands regularly

Good hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs. Hands should be washed before eating, after preparing food, after coughing, after touching items in public areas, and after using the restroom.

Clean hygiene hot spots in the office

It’s impossible to kill every germ in the office, but regular cleaning and disinfecting high-risk areas can prevent illness from spreading, especially when a coworker is ill.

Keep your distance

Steer clear of sick individuals as much as possible. When sick, cover your mouth or nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Discard any used tissues promptly and wash hands afterward.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth when someone in the home is ill. These mucus areas are easily contaminated and can be sources of entry for germs.

Disinfect periodically

Some evidence suggests that eradicating all germs can affect the body’s natural ability to fight infection. Therefore, routinely clean with soap and water, but do not overdo it with regard to your use of chemical disinfectants or hand sanitizers.

If all these steps have been taken and your employees are still ill you may be experiencing ‘Sick Building Syndrome.’  Sick Building Syndrome is a condition affecting office workers, typically marked by headaches and respiratory problems, attributed to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation.  If your office is experience these systems call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville.  Our technicians are experienced in all aspects of cleaning and can get your staff back to feeling better in no time.

Fire Damage In Lexington Business

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage In Lexington Business An electrical short in a bathroom vent started this fire.

A fire at your business is the stuff nightmares are made of. Fire can rage through your business establishment causing massive damage to your property and your bottom line. Knowing who to call if a fire takes place at your business or property is so important because the longer your business is disrupted the more it can affect your customers and your employees. It will probably be very difficult to walk through your space after the firefighters have left to survey the damage, and you may wonder how you will get your property back to its former condition. That’s where the experts at SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville come into play. We will walk through your business with you answering any questions you may have, create a customized plan of action for your property and get your doors open as quickly as possible.

Water Damage Businesses Can Count On SERVPRO

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Businesses Can Count On SERVPRO An outside drain backed up at this local restaurant flooding the kitchen.

There is a very famous quote from Ben Franklin that states ‘Time is Money’.  That is especially true when your Lexington business experiences a loss due to water damage that would require you to close your doors.  For every hour your business is closed that is money that you’re not making.  Getting your doors back open is quickly is critical to your bottom line.  That’s why choose a company you can trust with your Lexington business is so important. SERVPRO has over 50 years experience in water restoration and mitigation.  We can not only restore your business quickly and effectively we can help you get your doors back open faster and get your business back to preloss condition which can save you time and money

If you’ve never experienced water damage in your businesses knowing what will happen will help understand what will take place. When disaster strikes our highly trained professionals will arrive and assess your damage.  From a broken pipe to flood damage our skilled team will walk your property scope the loss and develop a customized plan of action for your business.  Once an action plan has been developed our skilled technicians will begin the drying the process.  Once the loss happens water will begin seeping into your floors, walls and ceilings.  Drying your property quickly will prevent secondary damage which means getting your business doors open quickly. The science of structure drying is much more complicated that dropping a couple of fans in the room.  SERVPRO uses state of the art equipment such as dehumidifiers, air movers, portable and truck mounted water extractors, vacuums, and more.  The quicker the water is extracted the less likely mold or other microbials can begin to grow.

While the structure is drying SERVPRO will begin the contents restoration process and other services  such as:

  • document drying
    • mold remediation
    • deodorization
    • sanitation
    • odor removal
    • smoke removal
    • vent cleaning
    • air duct cleaning

If you experience commercial water damage in your Lexington Business contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville. We are an IICRC-certified restoration firm and can handle any size loss.  We can get your business doors back open and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Water Removal From a Thomasville Furniture Manufacturer

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal From a Thomasville Furniture Manufacturer SERVPRO Has Industry Leading Equipment to Extract Water from Your Thomasville Business

SERVPRO Strives to Keep Your Plant in Operation after Water Intrusion

Long associated with high-quality furniture manufacturing, this area of North Carolina also relies upon the experts at SERVPRO when one of our local furniture retailers need water removal services. We spring into action immediately after we receive the call to help you with a water emergency. We pledge to get rid of the water and help restore both your shop and furniture.
Removing standing water in Thomasville from a plumbing mishap or torrential rains poses a challenge to your furniture manufacturing business. It must be accomplished quickly before the wooden furniture frames are saturated. Wicking of water into padding and upholstery is a real danger, mitigated by a speedy response from our skilled technicians using our industrial grade water removal equipment. Attempting to manage the damage without our professional assistance spells disaster to your business as the furniture loses value if water damaged and unrestored. The longer you wait, the more you risk secondary damage such as mold or other microbial activity. Even relatively clean water becomes contaminated over the course of hours, 48 hours being the restoration industry’s standard delineation of concern for mold growth.
SERVPRO sets up powerful water removal equipment into your showroom as soon as practical after notification. For deeper water, we use submersible pumps. When no standing water remains the suction of professional extractors removes residual moisture from floors, padded furniture, and carpeting. Our project manager designs a drying plan using training received in psychrometry, the science of water vapor content. Using precise measuring tools, we determine the moisture level of the items we work to restore and the humidity of the air inside your plant. Air movers and dehumidifiers are placed throughout your business to complete the drying job, while we monitor the changing water vapor ratios. When our measurements show the drying goals are met we finish additional clean up and inform you the restoration is complete.
Throughout our contract, we also help you provide vital evidence to your insurance company. Our knowledge and expertise make SERVPRO one of the restoration companies major insurers suggest to sort out water removal questions and strategies. Ask us about our Emergency Ready Profile app.
Water removal needed immediately? A call to (336) 224-2565 alerts
SERVPRO of North Davidson County that you need professional assistance for your business.