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Commercial loss with a speedy response

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma will make your commercial business water damage, fire cleanup or mold remediation "Like it never even happened." At SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma we are locally owned and operated which gives us the quickest response time when you have an emergency in your business. When your commercial property has been affected by water damage call SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma. When you work with SERVPRO you are working with IICRC trained (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) & thoroughly background screened professionals.

SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma is the fastest responder for the Gig Harbor, North Tacoma areas. We will immediately start by containing the area that was damaged, so no further damage occurs. From there if it is a water damage from a broken sprinkler line, toilet overflow, or broken pipe, we will start by extracting water and cleaning the area with the appropriate method preventing microbial growth.

Water intrusion or smoke damage can spread quickly throughout any building, ruining carpets, upholstery, furniture, books, and other important items. When water damage occurs, exposed metal is susceptible to tarnish, and wooden furniture can swell and damage beyond repairable. Mold and bacteria’s can also grow in a rapid rate. If water damage is is not addressed further damage can occur to doors, windows, and walls. It is extremely important to start the cleanup process as soon as the water damage is found.

Step one: locate the cause of the damages, and stop it (I.e. water shut off valve, sprinkler shut off valve, etc.)

Step two: Call SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma to start immediately mitigating the damage

Step three: Call your insurance provider and update them with the current progress

Step Four: Organize the most essential areas of operation to get back up and running

We have worked with many local businesses and have multiple testimonials that we would be happy to provide you upon request. It is our goal to give you all available information so you can make the best educated decision on how you would like to move forward with mitigating the damages and get your business back up and running.

No matter what size of your commercial business, from a multi-building auto dealership to a smaller mom and pop run business we are prepared to take care of your business and get it back up and running. We understand here at SERVPRO that your business is your livelihood and your entire life’s work. We know that as long as your business is not fully functioning the financial impact increases daily. SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma is a family run business and we promise to treat your business like it was our and get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can reach a SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma representative 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 253-851-6711 and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial building insurance claims

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

A commercial property insurance claim is a formal request to an insurance company asking for payment based on the terms of that company’s policy. The insurance company will review the claim for validity and then pays out to the insured or the requesting party (on behalf of the insured) once approved. Payment will be determined by the bill submitted by the mitigation company, and the estimate for repairs prepared by the general contractor selected for the repairs.

A commercial building can have multiple different types of property insurance claims. In a survey conducted by the Hartford, about 20 percent of small business owners filed a claim for burglary and theft in the previous five years. Water and freezing damage is also a frequent claim. About 15% of small business owners filed a claim against their policy for this type of damage. You may have filed a claim for wind and hail damage if you work in an area near a storm’s frequent path. Fire is a large risk to any building structure. It is also a claim about 10% of small business owners have filed in the previous five years. Something to take into consideration when dealing with a fire loss is that you may have more water than fire damages from the sprinkler systems and the fire department. Fire losses can range widely in terms of value, and can start from something as simple as a space heater left on after leaving the office for the day.

Every city has large commercial buildings, do you manage or work in a large commercial building? Consider having SERVPRO prepare an emergency readiness profile in place for your commercial building in the case of an insurance claim.

When the manager on duty or the facility coordinator determines that the damages are beyond their own employee’s capability it is time to file an insurance claim. This is when SERVPRO’s emergency readiness profile can come into play. The profile will create a plan that any employee can start implementing, it includes emergency contacts, utility contacts, locations of shut offs, etc. This will get the mitigation process started immediately. When the call is made to the insurance company informing them of the loss,SERVPRO will alreadybe responding to the loss and have the buildings information at hand in the emergency readiness plan.

Our SERVPRO technicians and managers are prepared to handle these insurance claims 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our managers are skilled communicators, explaining the entire process so you feel comfortable understanding the process. We take pride in our technicians training process and their thorough knowledge in the field. This may be your first commercial insurance claim, but with SERVPRO you get our experience along with all our franchises resources so we can handle any size of loss.

If you’d like to have a service agreement prepared between SERVPRO and your company, call us today and we can come out prepare an emergency readiness plan and review a service agreement. Here at SERVPRO Gig Harbor/N. Tacoma it is our goal to make sure its “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Building- Vandalism clean up

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Graffiti- our team can come in and remove unwanted painting with a few process options. When we come to evaluate and bid it will give us a better idea of the technique to use. We can also do touch up paint to cover up completely.

Clean up- broken glass, blood clean up. If your public bathroom/office is to experience the unwanted break in with glass we can clean that up. If the intruders leave a trail of blood, we can clean that up. Our employees are trained in the areas of biohazard clean up.

Transient/homeless camp clean up- we can remove what has been left behind in circumstances like this. This also includes any drug paraphernalia clean up that may be required.

Biohazard- some bathrooms are not left the way you would like. Here at SERVPRO we have had calls of bathrooms needing clean up from customers leaving behind a not so clean bathroom. This includes urination, fecal and blood clean up.

Being a commercial building owner or manager is not easy and it has its surprises. At SERVPRO very little surprises us and what may be surprising to you is something we handle daily. We are trained and ready to help get your commercial building back in operation. We know and understand how important it is to keep your business operating without as little interruption as possible.

Give our team a call, we can provide you with a service agreement to help speed your surprises to a quick response on our end. Call SERVPRO today!

Commercial office prep

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO can help with commercial buildings? That’s right, if you have multiple tenants and have turn over when it comes to their occupation within the building, we can help you out.

Whether you are a commercial building owner or a property manager we can help assist you when it comes to that endless, tedious list of ‘to do’s’ when you need to get a new occupant in.

We schedule our technicians to help with any of the following:

  • Carpet cleanings- we know that tenants have heavy foot traffic within the office. We do our absolute best to remove those pesky trail stains or rough spills plaguing you with their memory. Leaving your office smelling fresh and clean for you new tenants to move into.
  • General cleaning- our crew can come in and clean floor to ceiling. Windows outside and inside, flooring carpet or linoleum, vinyl, bathrooms, and kitchen.
  • Putty holes- have your tenants made their office their home with window hangings? We can fill those holes with putty, spray drywall, sand and touch up the area with paint.
  • Touch up paint- we can slap a fresh wall of paint for you and give your office a nice clean feeling.

On top of all these improvements we can help assist with-we specialize in vandalism clean up and making those unwanted situations "Like it never even happened."

Our friendly customer service specialist are here to help you through getting your office building ready to go without having to kill too much time.

Call our office today and schedule your evaluation today!

Emergency Ready Profile

3/6/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know we offer a complementary service for Commercial Business Buildings?

That’s right, complementary! And it is a service that is beneficial to the building owner, building leaser and the employees working within the facility.  Here at SERVPRO we work closely with building owners and managers to compile a profile called the Emergency Ready Profile.

In an emergency situation, not everyone can think clearly. It’s really difficult to rattle off which water company or electrical company and their after-hours phone number is.

Or how about, who do you call when there is a septic back up? Sure, doing a web search can work, but what if you had ALL of that information in one place?

Again, this is of no monetary cost to you, all we require is some of your time. This gives us a chance to get to know you and what’s most important in these building investments of yours.

We walk the location, we discuss utilities, special points of interest within and outside of the building. All we ask is for about 40-60 minutes of your time.

Our marketing department is who you want to contact and schedule yours today.

We compile all the needed information, and we can place it in a paper document, or app, OR Both!

The app is user friendly and can be uploaded by anyone you’d like to have access to that information.

It’s really a win win for you and your building. If you’re interested in scheduling a meeting and brief outline or orientation on this product, call and ask to speak with our marketing department today! 253-851-6711.

Commercial Business Buildings

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

ERP app description When you search for our Emergency Ready Profile you can reference this photo to make sure you found the correct app.

Commercial buildings are prominent in your city. What makes or constitutes a “commercial building”?

A commercial building is typically where businesses operate. They can come in the form of a business strip mall, where you have a variety of businesses all within the same building complex. Medical buildings are commercial buildings, where you can go to your doctor and get your prescription filled within the same building. Churches are also considered a “Commercial building.” Schools, city halls, banks, and restaurants.

SERVPRO handles commercial losses/damages with a system that has been defined and perfected throughout the past fifty years. No damage is too small or too large. With the SERVPRO system many locations can pull together and help for extreme losses and SERVPRO locations are able to tackle large damages without needing additional assistance.

SERVPRO also provides a complementary service called an Emergency Ready Profile. This is offered as an app for your smart phone. Simply search ‘SERVPRO ready plan,’ it is a free download.

An Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is an all in one place to locate contacts for if a damage or loss should occur in your commercial property or even your personal home. Within the app you can log your utility contact numbers, photos and locations of electrical panels, gas and water shut offs, generator capabilities and location, and any emergency contacts needed in case of a loss or emergency.

Our available marketing staff can consult you in person or we can schedule a virtual consultation to help you input and get your Emergency Ready Profile completed today! Call our office and request to speak with a Sale Marketing Representative today, 253-851-6711.

Don’t wait for disaster to strike, start yours today.

COVID Bio Hazard commercial building preparedness

7/5/2020 (Permalink)

Bio hazard cleanups are defined as cleanups that need extra attention, due to the fact that it is a risk to humans’ health or a risk to their environment. With that being said, there are certain protocols that we here at SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma must follow in order to ensure the safety of our staff as well as the proper cleanup and removal of the biohazard itself. A recent cleanup that our technicians performed was a precautionary cleaning due to COVID-19.

Many businesses are requesting these cleanings, not only for the customers but also their staff and everyone working within the offices health and safety. As a consumer it is reassuring to know that the building that you are going into has been professionally cleaned and poses very little risk to your health. As an employee you want to feel safe and healthy at your place of work, knowing that your workspace is clean and poses very little risk to you is hugely important.

Here at SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma we have a Certified SERVPRO Clean service. After treating your local business building we have window clings, flyers and other ways of showing you, your employees and anyone coming in and out of your business office that it has been cleaned by professionals. Using the best of the best products, techniques and methods that are being used throughout the country. 

We are proud to service your commercial building today, call our office to schedule your evaluation!

COVID business project and remodels

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

During the COVID Pandemic we saw local businesses taking advantage of the closed time to update and remodel their places of operation. Projects that have no doubt been on the mind but when to execute is always a difficult choice to make. You do not want to interrupt business flow and operation.

In this case we had a local gym, they decided to do some sprucing up for reopening. They were staining wood planks for an industrial look. Some rags were left inside staining buckets, causing these rags to combust. Resulting in a small fire damage, the fire and smoke were substantial enough to set off the sprinkler system. This in turn affected the entire commercial building, two levels!

Our team came in and evaluated the entire building. We had thirteen employees go in to remove all affected materials and set equipment. Because of the size of this damage we used all hands-on deck and set multiple air movers, dehumidifiers to maintain the environment and prevent mold damage. Our team worked quickly, efficiently, and cohesively with the building owners and renters.

We were able to get this gym back to remodel mode after we mitigated the fire, smoke, and water damage. Not every remodel will lead to this conclusion, but it is important to know what could happen. Do your best to clean up thoroughly after each day of work and materials used. Check your workstation to make sure things are ready to go the very next day.

Here at SERVPRO we here to provide a source of prevention and awareness before you run into a potential damage.

Commercial disaster recovery

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the number once choice for your commercial disaster recovery. With 2500+ SERVPRO locations, we have the unlimited amount of resources and manpower to execute your large commercial building loss. Water, fire, etc. you name it and we can provide outstanding services to get your business back on the ground and running.

Did you know?

Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Similar statistics from the United States Small Business Administration indicate that over 90 percent of businesses fail within two years after being struck by a disaster. It is a common misconception that insurance awards and aid from government agencies will allow merchants to pick up the pieces after a flood, major earthquake or like disaster — many types of disasters are not covered under normal insurance policies and aid from government agencies may be too little, too late.

Here at SERVPRO we understand how important a business can be, not to just the owner but all the employees, and the customers they service. Dependability can be super crucial to the people relying on a business and the services it provides. We off to all businesses an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP), we can provide a paper binder or show you how to download our app. It is a easy to read tool to help you file and record all utilities, preferred vendors and people you need to speak with in case a disaster were to hit your business building. Do you know who you would call? What is the first thing you would do? These are all things you should think about, to avoid the above statistic. Our ERPs are complimentary and can be scheduled today! Call our office at 253-851-6711.

Commercial kitchen cleaning

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial cleanings are one of many services we can provide to business owners or managers. Commercial kitchen cleanings are great services to consider having done once or twice a year. Our crew can provide a deep cleaning to all the hard to reach and see crevasses.  We can clean thoroughly and use products that are effective in cutting through grease and are kitchen CDC approved. Our technicians can come in before or afterhours to wash and make your commercial kitchen brand new and ready to go. We are also able to provide cleanings for newly evacuated areas or a cleaning for an incoming business. We can provide the hands and professional cleaning equipment to each unique space. Our approach to each commercial space can vary. We ask that each business schedule an evaluation with our production manager before we give you a quote to perform services. From there our scheduling is done with our office manager. We schedule a time that is convenient to you and your hours of operation. Making it seamless for businesses and business owners. We believe in keeping your business up and running without any hiccups. If you are interested in a commercial general cleaning or maybe a Springtime commercial kitchen freshen up, call our office today. SERVPRO can also offer service agreements, where we can be scheduled to clean your business on scheduled times of year, month, week or days of the week. We are locally owned and operated within Gig Harbor for the last 40 years.

Commercial disinfecting

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

Proactive cleaning in your workplace with the corona virus pandemic is crucial. How many times a day do you brush your nose, itch your eye, scratch your chin and not even think about the cross contamination you could be spreading. Anything from doorknobs, to bathroom stalls, faucets, work communal refrigerators, etc.

Visualize the heaviest trafficked areas in your work space, how many employees you have, now think about all the interactions we all have daily that can and will affect you and your workplace.

Spread of this disease can be between people who are in close contact with one another within 6 feet. This could be contacted through respiratory droplets with infected people through the air coming from mouths and noses of people nearby.

Now is the time to take time to create an action plan. Where to begin?

Communicate to all employees to sanitize each individual work space frequently throughout the day if not adamantly at the end of the day. Places to keep in mind for cleaning and wiping:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Counter tops
  • Cabinets and pulls
  • Doorknobs
  • Floors-hard surfaces/wood
  • Mats
  • Food contact surfaces
  • Light switches
  • Paper towel/napkin dispensers
  • Push doors
  • Bathroom stalls
  • Handrails
  • Sink hardware
  • Sinks soap dispensers
  • Book covers and binders
  • Carpets
  • Chairs
  • Computer equipment
  • Small hard surface items
  • Telephones
  • Shared office equipment
  • Water fountains
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Toilets
  • Diaper changing station
  • Fitness equipment
  • Lamps
  • Storage bins
  • Shelves and racking
  • Lockers
  • Stair handrails
  • Elevator cars

If you are interested in precautionary work, please give our office a call. We can give you pricing, schedule an evaluation and go over how we handle the process. We take specific steps on how to disinfect your business facility, our staff are properly dressed, protected, armed with the correct products to disinfect and keep you and your business operating smoothly. Our office number is 253-851-6711.

General cleaning basic information

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

We provide general cleaning for businesses who are moving to or from locations or need a good hard scrubbing. SERVPRO can also perform cleaning for your residential homes or rental houses. Our project manager will make an appointment to quote and estimate the areas. From there we schedule a day to come and clean.

Our employees are friendly, well trained and certified technicians who do a great job. They are detail oriented and strive to make sure our customers are happy with the end result. 

In the past we have performed business commercial kitchen cleanings for local Gig Harbor businesses such as Devoted Kiss, Tides Tavern and Green Turtle soon to be 7 Seas. Recently a local restaurant closed their doors and we provided the general clean for the incoming new business. Our employees work quickly and efficiently to complete the job at hand, to make your business or home clean with a quick turnaround or smooth transition. We perform services and similar cleanings such as Molly Maid, Servicemaster, and Scrubbles.

Whether you are in North Tacoma, Gig Harbor or Mason County we can clean floor to ceiling buildings or homes. Residential or commercial we are here to help and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Keep us in mind when your holiday season is done with family or company parties. What better way to start your 2020 new year than with a clean business building, rental house or just your day to day home? We can provide that for you no questions asked, call our office today 253-851-6711.