Recent Commercial Posts

Graffitied Property? SERVPRO can help.

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

graffiti wall with cleaning bucket Contact SERVPRO of East Independence/Blue Springs to restore your property after vandalism.

Having your commercial property vandalized can take a toll on your business and can be a stressful experience. Whether a window gets busted, or graffiti ends up on your property, SERVPRO® of East Independence/Blue Springs can be there to clean and restore your commercial space. With our strive to be faster to any size disaster, and our 24/7 Emergency Services, you can count on SERVPRO to get your property back to its preloss condition. Cleaning up vandalism should be left to the professionals, so make sure to call SERVPRO if you experience it. Our SERVPRO team uses the following three common methods to remove graffiti from driveways, walkways, walls, stonework and more: 

  • Scrubbing, using solvents and a wire brush 
  • Pressure washing the affected area 
  • Media blasting with sand or dry ice 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Sticker on Business's Door. We stick the shield Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned sticker up to ensure the companies clients know that the business is thoroughly cleaned the space!

COVID-19 pandemic has made us aware of the current situation in the workforce. Many companies have a staffing issue because the workforce prefers working at home instead of in the office. Here at SERVPRO of Marshall, Columbia and Sedalia we are trying to perform our COVID cleanings in a way that makes the companies employees feel safe to return. We created the term, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

For many people, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned doesn’t mean anything. For us, we implemented our new defensive pathogen that includes our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult
    • By realizing that each of our clients is different, we tailor the program to meet their goals.
    • Through conversations, we can figure out unique information that ensures our team provides the highest level of service. 
  • Clean
    • After having those critical conversations, we will discuss our plan of action. Our client will either agree to or reject. Our deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions.
    • This process ensures that we have the highest standards that the CDC recommends for cleaning and decontamination.
  • Certify:
    • We want everyone that comes into the establishment to know that it was cleaned at the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
    • This shield represents our drive to perform in a committed way to the comfort and security of our clients. 

Protecting Those Who Matter Most, Clients.

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Employee's working to keep customer's safe from storm When owning a business, you will want to ensure the safety of your clients. Be storm-ready by preparing your staff for what you expect of them.

Owning a business is a lot of work because employees and customers rely on you to supply their demands. A business owner won't consider the possibility that a storm will come through, and the owner will be in charge of their patron's life. As we know, Friday, December 10, 2021, the country was hit hard by destructive tornadoes. When a storm hits, you might feel like a rush to try and execute the plan put into place. This is how a business owner can help minimize injuries, property damage, and business losses. Follow these easy steps, and you can ensure the safety of your employees, clients, and yourself.

Plan in advance to protect people.

Being prepared for anything at a second's notice is the first thing that will make or break the outcome of a storm—being ready for an emergency plan detailing what a supervisor and employees should do to ensure the customer's safety. One of these critical elements to being storm-ready is finding the safest areas in the building. This area shouldn't include windows to prevent glass shattering. Another essential element for this step is to assign roles and responsibilities to supervisors and employees. 

Take Warnings Seriously and Act Quick

When you hear the siren alarm indicating the need to take shelter, your team will need impeccable communication to protect the clients. Sometimes a storm will hit randomly, causing little to no time to prepare for what is coming. Your team will need to have strong communication to try and prevent any customers from leaving. To ensure that everyone is going to stay safe during this difficult time.   

Someone P.A.S.S. the Fire Extinguisher

11/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Extinguisher Show your employees where you can find a fire extinguisher, so they know in case of emergency.

There are many unexpected causations of why a fire might start at the workplace. Someone could have left their candle going, or someone might have forgotten their lunch in the microwave. Whatever the reason, it’s all about how you react to the fire alarm to determine if you can get it extinguished before it grows. 

The fire alarms are going off due to someone forgetting their lunch in the microwave. You find the nearest fire extinguisher, and you approach the fire. 

  1. Pull the pin. This will break the tamper seal as well. 
  2. Aim low; you will want to point the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire.
  3. Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
  4. Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it appears to be out. 

By following these steps, you can guarantee that you keep your business safe. When you implement training of the extinguisher equipment, you can ensure that your employees know what needs to get done, so a problem ever arises. 

Is Your Business Winter Ready?

11/25/2021 (Permalink)

Office Holiday Festivities Make sure your employees are aware of your expectations as they decorate their offices for the holidays.

As the nights become longer and the days become colder, we must be prepared for the challenges we face during the winter months. Often we don't think about what steps we should take to ensure that our business stays safe. 

Cold Temperatures, Colder Pipes

Just like your home during the winter, the pipes can freeze and burst if it's not immediately addressed. This happens overnight when everyone leaves, and the heat isn't left on most of the time. We suggest keeping the heat on to ensure the pipes stay warm enough so water doesn't freeze. 

Personal Space Heaters

Employees will frequently decorate their offices for the holiday season. Still, the first sign of the season is when employees bring in their own personal space heaters. This becomes problematic as they are often placed in areas that aren't the best. When you mix space heaters and office holiday decorations, you're left with perfect conditions for a fire. To combat office fires, you, the business owner, should send out a document to all employees containing your requirements for using space heaters. This allows no grey areas on what is safe and not safe.

December: Peak Time for Candle Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association, December is the peak time for candle fires. People want to have their office smell like their favorite seasonal fragrance, which can become a problem when they aren't blown out. We suggest that if you're going to have a candle in your office, you purchase a candle warmer

Soda Blasting Erasing Graffiti 

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

No business owner wants to come to their business and find someone who decided to vandalize their property with spray paint. You shouldn't sweat if your business has been vandalized by spray painters because SERVPRO has your back. SERVPRO uses a piece of equipment called Soda Blaster to clear off any unwanted destruction to the interior/ exterior of one's business/home. 

Granite is a coarse rock that we use to blast char or staining off of materials. We use two systems to extract graffiti off of a property: 

Wet System

This is a system where we use in areas where there is a need for abrasive solid power. The product that is used requires some form of cleanup, but it's environmentally friendly. We tend not to use this system when the interior of a business doesn't want to get undamaged areas wet. 

Dry System

This system is used inside a business as we would use this method to not wet other surfaces. 

How it Works 

When using the soda blasting machine, our technicians must use the full PPE. To avoid dust particles, we will place the area under negative pressure to eliminate any dust particles. An air scrubber will duct the unit out of a window so there is a way for the particles can escape. We follow this up with a very detailed cleaning. 

All vents and returns are covered to isolate the room from the HVAC systems, requiring a duct cleaning after the work is completed. We do this so that no fine particles spread throughout the facility. 

Our Promise is to be Prepared

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Our team members aim to always put our clients first: we are ready and prepared at all times. We have staff available for you at night and on the weekends to make sure that when we are needed, we are ready as we aim to be “faster to any size disaster.” We are available 24 hours a day, any day of the year which includes holidays.  We have different size vehicles all stocked and fueled ready to leave at a moment’s notice for any size job that comes our way. We even have a new semi-trailer available for any large losses. No matter the size, we can help with the emergency. We have a mobilized fleet accessible for your emergency.  We have a highly trained staff with crew leaders with over 90 years of combined experience in the mitigation and restoration business. Our team at SERVPRO of East Independence/Blue Springs maintains certifications in residential and commercial approved structural drying, fire and smoke restoration, odor control, water damage restoration, carpet, and duct cleaning, and biohazard. These standards are provided by the IICRC. Truthfully, knowledge is power. Our team is committed to providing classes to our team members to ensure that the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standard is met and that we continue to learn the best practices to take care of your home or business. We also keep updated on materials and new methods to ensure we are giving you the most efficient and effective solution for your situation. Our team is ready to help you.

Restoring Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/20/2020 (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 East Independence/Blue Springs

SERVPRO 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.