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Who Cleans Water-Damaged Senior Living Facilities?
Call our certified technicians at SERVPRO of Lake Arlington: (817) 460-7766. We clean senior living facilities.
Dicey weather has caused many pipes to freeze, thaw, and burst, so SERVPRO of Lake Arlington gets numerous calls to perform common services this time of year.
If you own or manage a senior living facility or some other caretaking property, a leak and its results are plenty to deal with without other complicating factors that come with the caretaking sphere of business.
The building itself is likely one of the last items you may consider in the event of a catastrophic emergency at a senior living facility. While a flood could put an average business out of the office for weeks, a caretaking facility has more on its plate. Timely water mitigation is a necessity.
SERVPRO is well-known for professionalism and service. It is in our name! We work with our clients to ensure their safety and satisfaction with our work.
Our Past Experience with Senior Living Facilities
Our SERVPRO worked on a senior living facility where a pipe burst causing flooding in four different resident's rooms. We arrived within the hour and got to work moving residents and their uncontaminated items to dry rooms, extracting water, setting up equipment, cleaning resident's affected items, packing it safely for the move, and ensuring all steps to dry and restore the structure were done in a timely manner!
We know each moment counts, and we are proud to say we are Faster to any size disaster™ for that very reason.
About SERVPRO of Lake Arlington
We are a completely turn-key company. We even do rebuilds and renovations. Our certified technicians stay in contact with our customers every step of the way to make sure our customers have the best experience and clearest answers!
Call our certified technicians at SERVPRO of Lake Arlington: (817) 460-7766.
How Can SERVPRO of Lake Arlington Help with Hazardous Waste?
Biohazards are overwhelming. Call the pros at SERVPRO of Lake Arlington to handle hazardous jobs.
SERVPRO of Lake Arlington Helps with Hazardous Waste
Although SERVPRO of Lake Arlington is well-known for fire and water restoration, you may not know that we offer hazardous waste disposal. Our highly-trained professionals can help you or your business with biohazard, vandalism, and crime scene cleanup. We specialize in removing and cleaning common hazardous wastes such as bloodborne pathogens, sewage backups, illegal drugs, hoarding situations, crime scene residues, and more. We are trained to safely decontaminate these situations in accordance with OSHA and CDC regulations. Our sanitizing agents, antimicrobial treatments, thermal foggers, and deodorization agents help us make your property “Like it never even happened.”
When you experience a biohazard concern or have hazardous waste on your property, leave the responsibility of hard cleanup to us. Bloodborne pathogens, bodily fluids, and other contaminated waste can put you at risk. Follow these steps after contamination.
- Call SERVPRO of Lake Arlington immediately for biohazard cleanup.
- Stay out of infected areas.
- Call first responders if the situation is life-threatening.
- Treat all areas and/or bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
- Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.
Don’t wait to call us when you have a biohazard emergency. These situations can leave home and business owners feeling vulnerable, violated, and unsafe. SERVPRO of Lake Arlington is here for you 24/7, 7 days a week at (817) 460-7766.
SERVPRO of Lake Arlington Handles Large-Scale Commercial Loss
Give us a call: 817-460-7766 for 24-hr emergency service. Our commercial large-scale loss team is here to return your business to preloss condition.
SERVPRO of Lake Arlington specializes in turn-key commercial restoration and reconstruction. For 15+ years we have worked in the Arlington community restoring local businesses
There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. We understand that every hour taken away from productivity equals lost revenue. That's why the franchise professionals at SERVPRO of Lake Arlington have your Dallas/Fort Worth area business covered from the time of loss to job completion.
From schools to movie theaters, office complexes and hospitals, no job is too large for SERVPRO of Lake Arlington.
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.
SERVPRO is mindful of legal and environmental concerns
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 Lake Arlington
SERVPRO of Lake Arlington 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.
Give us a call at 817-460-7766 for 24-hour emergency service. Our commercial large-scale loss team is standing by to return your business to preloss condition.
How to Protect My Business from Utility Room Fire or Electrical Fire?
Your business will emerge triumphant over fire damage if you use professional fire restoration. Call SERVPRO of Lake Arlington today! (817) 460-7766.
A business is affected in a uniquely difficult way when the business suffers fire damage. The damage leads to loss, but it destroys the infrastructure for recovering that loss. For example, when a restaurant’s utility room or electrical system catches fire and burns a facility, the income the owners could have made to pay for that loss is uprooted, having a chilling effect on a commercial property.
This highlights the importance of buying the right insurance.
In an effort against fire loss, most buildings have measures to protect the property from utility room fire or electrical fire loss. A fire sprinkler system is one of the strategies that play an essential role in fire suppression.
A Sprinkler System’s Job
This system has sensors that detect a change in room temperature. If the temperature reaches a critical level, the alarm turns on, the valves open, and water jets are sprinkled in the rooms. The fire sprinkler system is the first line of defense against fire before the arrival of backup, like firefighters.
You’ll Need More Than a Sprinkler System
The fire sprinkler system alone may not curb utility room fire or electrical fire outbreak from spreading. If no secondary response team comes quickly to help the sprinkler system, the fire can easily consume the building. Calling 911 should be the first thing you do after exiting the building.
Did You Think About Water Damage?
After the fire, the reality of what transpired inside becomes clear. Apart from the fire damage, there is soot damage, water damage, and visible smoke damage. The fire hose pressure can destroy contents and walls, too.
This devastating scene can only be properly rectified by professionals who are familiar with commercial fire damage restoration.
Professionals Know What To Do
Hiring professionals for fire restoration gives peace of mind. Professional commercial fire damage services usually take a record of the items destroyed and remaining. SERVPRO of Lake Arlington repairs and cleans content that can be salvaged. They wrap and store those items and appropriately dispose of the rest. They also find out where data backups could be salvaged, such as the computer hard drives.
The soot damage, water damage, and smoke damage are some of the things that must be cleaned fastest to restore the interior. Soot damage is cleaned using a dry brush. Water is drained and vacuumed from the rooms. This drying prevents mold from growing. The smoke is pulled from upholstery and other areas that could have absorbed odor. After the main cleaning is done and our construction team has rebuilt any remaining damage, items that underwent repair are brought back.
Your business will emerge triumphant over fire damage if you use professional fire restoration services like those of SERVPRO of Lake Arlington.
Does Your Lake Arlington Business Need Board-Up Services?
Did you know SERVPRO of Lake Arlington provides emergency board-up services?
If your business was affected by storm or fire damage that results in an opening in your building, you might need emergency board-up services. Any opening in the structure needs to be boarded appropriately to protect the building from the weather and illegal entry. Your insurance policy also requires you to be proactive in protecting your home or business after any damage has occurred. Otherwise, the insurance company could account for any further/secondary damage to the structure as negligence.
Not every situation requires the most extensive board-up that the U.S Fire Administration has in their board-up procedure manual, such as after a fire where the entire home is destroyed and is considered a complete loss. While each emergency board up is different, SERVPRO of Lake Arlington is here to help.
Let's take a look at how to properly board up a structure after the damage has caused an opening in the building.
How Much Storm Protection Does Your Business Need?
- Openings in the basement, first floor doors, windows, and any entry point accessible from a porch, fire escape, or other potential climbing points require additional security measures. Openings should be barricaded with plywood, 2x4s, bolts, and nails.
- Openings at least 10′ from ground level, which is not accessible from a porch, fire escape, roof, or other climbing points, can be secured with nails in each brace and every 12″ around the perimeter. The plywood should be fitted for these openings so that it rests snugly against the exterior frame, butting up to the siding on wood frame buildings and up to the brickwork on brick buildings. It may be necessary to remove the staff bead so that this fit can be flush and tight.
How to Board-Up a Commercial Building
- Cut plywood to fit over the window and door openings, flush with the outside of the molding.
Note: For buildings with a metal door and window frames, the alternative is to cut the plywood and 2x4s to fit the door frame inside buffed up against the band molding.
- Cut the 2x4s to fit the horizontal dimension of the plywood. You will need two 2×4 exterior and two interior braces for each window and three sets for each door.
Note: For buildings with metal doors and window frames, the 2x4s for the outside will be cut to the plywood dimensions, fitting inside the door frame, against the band molding. The 2x4s will be cut to the outside dimension of the door or window frame for the inside.
- Next, pre-drill 3/8th inch holes in the plywood and the braces.
- The holes will be placed approximately 1/3 of the brace's length from each outside edge of the door and window jam.
- The two window braces will be placed 1/3 of the distance from the top and the bottom of the window.
- The three-door braces will be placed; one in the center of the doorway and one half the center's distance to the top and the bottom of the doorway.
- Place the plywood over the exterior opening and nail it to the frame.
Note: For metal frames, place the plywood and braces inside the frame against the band molding.
- Place the 2×4 braces over the interior and exterior of the door or window.
- Place the large washer over the carriage bolt and place the bolt through the holes.
- Place the washer and nut inside and tighten securely. Torque the nut so that it slightly compresses the interior 2×4.
Did you know SERVPRO of Lake Arlington provides emergency board-up services? Let us mark a big task off of your to-do list when preparing for a storm. We understand the anxiety when it comes to managing a business during storm watches and warnings. We are here to help. Call us anytime at (817) 460-7766.
Emergency READY Profile: How to Prepare Your Business for a Disaster
Download SERVPRO's ERP app today at https://ready.SERVPRO.com/Home/MobileApp.
Being a property manager or landlord isn't a 9 to 5 job. Mishaps don't care if you're on vacation or out of the office. Problems can arise 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Be prepared before disaster strikes. Deal with unforeseen circumstances by implementing our Emergency READY Profile (ERP), as many as 50% of businesses have to shut down after a disaster.
Being Prepared is FREE
Your company's ERP profile is FREE and can help you in the event of a disaster. We simply take down a few basic pieces of contact information and we are at your door in case of an emergency.
What Does an Emergency Ready Profile Look Like?
- A no cost assessment of your facility.
This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
- A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
- A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
- Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
- Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
- Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."
Businesses that survive a disaster had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. ERP helps your business have a plan in place and helps keep you and your staff members informed on handling fire and water damage.
For additional information regarding SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile (ERP), visit http://ready.SERVPRO.com or call SERVPRO of Lake Arlington at (817) 460-7766.
Commercial Restoration Experts
SERVPRO of Lake Arlington answered the call when a dentist's off had a water line break.
Flooding and water damage events at Arlington commercial properties are often involved with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we quickly 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 at SERVPRO of Lake Arlington 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 arises in your business, give us a call, and we'll be there fast with the help you need.