Recent Commercial Posts
Tied off on a Tarp a Commercial Tarp Job
SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington is equipped to do board up or tarp jobs after a water or fire emergency. Here in this picture we have a fellow who is on a roof after a major wind damage. You can see he is tarping the commercial roof and he is properly tied off in case he has a slip. The wind tore through the town and wreaked havoc on this commercial building. The roof practically opened up like a tin can. It was structurally safe but the roof needed replacement. There were heavy rains set to follow later that night. The building owner could not find a roofer to act immediately to help him. SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington was contacted to help the best we could help secure the roof from the coming rains.
Large Loss Division
Daily Burn Rate Screen
SERVPRO has a Commercial Large Loss Division that is the best in the country. SERVPRO has large loss response teams placed throughout the entire country. Our elite Extreme Team Large Loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the States. SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington is a qualified Large Loss Team. If the loss is substantially larger, we can seamlessly communicate with our fellow SERVPRO’S and join forces. We are equipped to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by an operations manager. We are able to dispatch trained production professionals and work together well making the process easier for the client. Getting the right professionals right away can lessen the overall costs of the loss. We also are able to use a state-of-the-art billing system on Time and Materials if requested. SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington is here to help.
Background Checks on SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington
Did you know that SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington performs background checks on all our employees? Background checks for Franchise employees must be performed annually, and background checks for Franchise Owners are performed as well. SERVPRO does not employee any individual convicted of or who has plead guilty to a felony involving dishonesty or breach of trust, theft, or any type of violence against a person. All employees also sign a code of conduct statement certifying that they have not been found guilty of pled guilty or nolo contendere (or similar plea) to any crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust, or violence of assault, and have not been found guilty civilly liable for any act of violence or assault.
We Never Stop
What Devastation Water Can Do
No matter if it’s New Years’ Day, SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington is ready to answer any call. When our crew arrived on site they never could have imagined the amount of damage and destruction they saw. With almost 16 days on the job, drying out and cleaning up – 13 units and the main building affected – major demo done in all the units- placing a total of 177 pieces of equipment –with the cause of loss being sprinklers in several units. The entire production team worked tirelessly morning, noon, and night to get the hotel fully up and running again, ready to serve its’ customers. Often commercial properties can be challenging and every job is totally different. But our SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington team is always up for the task. Our customers are so important to us!
SERVPRO and Filing Your Claim
Files that are closed faster usually have lower claim costs. When a file is open for a lengthy period of time, the opportunity for more problems and expenses can rise. SERVPRO completes and closes job files so that out customers can regain control of their lives as quickly as possible.
With our quick service, customers can depend on a reduced number of pending files with their insurance agents. Our technicians work effectively and cohesively with customers' insurance providers in the filing of claims.
We close our files quickly by mitigating and restoring the property in a timely manner. Not only does this get the restoration process started, but this also prevents extensive or secondary damage. SERVPRO is reputable for our execution in job filing and fast restoration process.
Touching Up For Spring
Cleaning the Equipment
Adding some fresh paint around the warehouse just in time for spring puts everyone in a good mood. Knowing that warm weather is just around the corner and outdoor activities are ready to begin. Barbeques, beaches, swimming pools, outdoor sports, or just being outside with friends and family is what everyone loves about warm weather. Technicians at SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington spent an entire day painting, cleaning, power washing, and just freshening the place up. A new coat of paint always draws peoples’ attention. This is also a great way to work together as a team, get a job done, but still have fun! On the rare occasions that we get some down time, we can always find something productive to do. At SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington we never stop!
Vandalism Damage & Bio-Hazard Services
Fire & Water Damage may be what you think of when you hear the name SERVPRO, but bio-hazard, vandalism, and crime scene cleanups are also services of ours. Our bio-hazard services cover a variety of cleanings. Blood-borne Pathogens, Methamphetamine Labs, Crime Scene Residues, Arson and Vandalism, and Sewage Backups.
Vandalism is sometimes handled by property owners before SERVPRO is called out to the scene. Here are some Do's and Don'ts for handling vandalism damages.
- Hose or wash residues from the building exterior as soon as possible
- Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpet and upholstery
- Save containers revealing the ingredients of products used in the vandalism
- Record all damage and photograph when possible
- Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains
- Operate damaged appliances
- Discard broken or damaged pieces from porcelain, furniture or other contents that may be used for repair
SERVPRO Starts Up Wrestling Season!
Mold Growth Below Wrestling Mats
This year, one of our local school was gearing up for the wrestling season when they came across a problem. When pulling up their wrestling mats for cleaning before they would be put in place for the season, they found some mold growth in various spots and a lot of moisture. When our SERVPRO technicians assessed the mats and the conditions of the floors below them, they found many patches of moisture and mold growth. The mats had to be taken up and cleaned separately while they removed the mold. We mitigated the mold and dried the floor and the mats before they were put back in their place. Now that SERVPRO has taken care of it, the school is ready to start their wrestling season training.
Getting Ready for the School Year
SERVPRO working in the schools
SERVPRO was able to help three schools get ready for the school year after a major storm all at once. Schools were closed for the summer time and they wanted them back up in tip top shape so that everyone would be starting the school year in clean healthy conditions. Some of the schools had little time and strict constraints in order to obtain the desired results! It was quite a time crunch but our SERVPRO technicians came to the rescue and the challenge was met! These three schools opened on time and with a staff that was extremely pleased with our team. We felt a strong sense of responsibility to not only the school, but the students and administration who would be spending the school year in those buildings.
When You See Our Bright Green Trucks!
We work all over the Wilmington area and many people know us for our bright green trucks that stick out like a sore thumb! Fire and Water restoration and Mold Mitigation is what most people think of when they see those bright green trucks drive by, but that is not all we do here at SERVPRO! We offer plenty of services to our customers that go beyond restoration.
- We clean up crime scenes, bio hazard, and vandalism
- We offer odor identification and deodorization
- Upholstery, textiles, and drape cleanings
- Content claim inventory services are also something we provide
Our variety of services work for commercial properties as well as residential properties. So remember the next time you see one of our bright green trucks, Fire, Water, and Mold aren't all we do!
Commercial Kitchen Services
A Fryer After Cleaning
SERVPRO's services are utilized in plenty of commercial buildings like apartment complexes, hotels, schools, churches, and retail buildings. But that is not where our services end. We often clean restaurant kitchens and ventilation systems as well!
A high volume kitchen that has grease build up and accumulated years of dirt is hazardous for both employees and customers. Especially commercial kitchens with many fryers, or smaller kitchens where employees are working in close quarters. We professionally clean many commercial kitchens in order to lower and prevent:
- Higher Risk of Fire
- Unpleasant Odors
- Increased Vermin
- Environmental Concerns
- Plumbing Issues
- Employee Injury
- Customer Injury
- Lower Food Quality
Even with proper ventilation systems, grease builds up over time and should be addressed. Call SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington today to have your commercial kitchen assessed!
Commercial Health Fair
Our Health Fair Booth
Recently SERVPRO of Brandywine/Wilmington attended and hosted a booth at a local health fair. Erin, one of our wonderful sales representatives was asked to host a booth by the retirement community that the Health Fair was held at. She was flattered to hear that one of our commercial clients wanted SERVPRO to be represented at the event.
Erin happily attended and talked to many of the residents at the retirement community about our services and the health benefits of having clean air, carpets, and furniture for the elderly. Not only did she speak with residents of the retirement home, but many members of the Brandywine/Wilmington community. We were happy to share the importance of a healthy/clean environment as well as support one of our valued commercial clients.
Emergency READY Plan for Commercial Properties
Preparing in advance for the unexpected is something SERVPRO stands by and encourages property owners all across the Brandywine and Wilmington area. We encourage property owners to prepare for the unexpected by starting their Emergency Preparedness Plan and keeping it up to date as your business and properties grow and change over time.
SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile covers all time-critical information your properties will need available to all your employees. Our Emergency Ready Profile covers:
- Location of Shut-Off Valves
- Fire Suppression System Controls
- Emergency Contact Numbers
- Service Contact Numbers
- Building History
- Building Layout
- Local Police Department, Fire Department, and Hospital
SERVPRO offers Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) for free as a tool for commercial properties to help minimize damage and recover quickly from emergencies.
The Power of Four
Erin, Jackie, Paul and Caitlin
These four individuals are a powerful group. They think outside the box and came up with some great ideas. They love and take pride in what they do. Within the building industry they are coming up with new and unique ways to improve our relations. Most recently they tolled out a new plan that has really been working for us. The amount of Emergency Ready Plans this team has prepared are amazing. The go into buildings and point out all the potential issues, tag specific areas with cautions and help put together a written plan on what to do if an emergency arises. They pass the message on that SERVPRO is here to help. They give the customer a binder or thumb drive whichever the customer prefers. We also now have a mobile app for this as well.