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Emergency Ready Plans for Your Business
What is an ERP (Emergency Ready Plan)?
Whether you own a home or a business, it’s important to be ready for a potential disaster. But it’s particularly important when you own a business.
An ERP is a document that contains the critical information you need in the event of an emergency or disaster. This document can even be loaded as an app on your phone, providing ready access for key employees any day, any time; because disasters don’t just happen during business hours. An Emergency Ready Plan will:
- Provide a detailed map of your facility showing where to find important things like water shut-off valves, fire extinguishers and other priority areas. This will allow any employee to get to these areas quickly and efficiently. Prompt response is key in any disaster to help lessen damage. If there is a water main break, the quicker you get to the shut off valve, and stop the flow of water, the less damage there will be. If there is a fire, the quicker you get to a fire extinguisher the better.
- Put all essential phone numbers in one place. All of the essential phone numbers for things like: SERVPRO, the sprinkler system emergency contact, the building owner emergency number, local fire department will now be at any employees finger tips.
- Help employees identify the chain of command and who within the organization has the authority to authorize emergency clean up services to begin. In order for any restoration company to begin work, proper authorization forms must be signed. Any delay in recognizing and reaching the person who has the authority to authorize the work, will result in costly delays to mitigating the damage.
- Be free of charge to your business. Our friendly sales staff would love to do an ERP free of charge for your business. It won’t take much time, and it could save your business.
Call 662-846-1700 to set up your plan.
Back to Work
With the country easing back into a somewhat normal life, and as a growing number of businesses and workplaces welcoming back their employees, it’s more crucial than ever to have buildings and facilities thoroughly cleaned to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus and other health hazards.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, SERVPRO franchises throughout the U.S. -- including SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland -- are here to help keep your customers and employees safe, and also let everyone know you've chosen a higher standard of clean.
When you go with us, you’re choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned -- a defensive, proactive viral pathogen cleaning program backed by our more than 50 years of experience in cleanup and restoration. With an industry-leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions and remediation processes, we're helping businesses across the country open safely.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, these are currently known about Covid-19:
- It is spread from person to person and happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet).
- This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets.
- Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials.
- Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of Covid-19
Here at SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland, we have seen a spike of Covid-contaminated facilities that we’ve treated in recent months. Call 662-846-1700 today to schedule your Covid-19 cleaning.
Water Damages in Restaurants
Owning a restaurant can be a very rewarding experience, but also filled with many obstacles. With multiple sinks, toilets, and a dish washing machine, as well as natural weather occurrences, the potential for water damage within your business is high. Water or flood damage in your restaurant can cripple your business and make it unsafe for you to continue standard operations until specific safeguards are in place. Contamination threats, such as bacteria or mold, that can arise from standing water, could close your doors immediately. To protect your restaurant and keep business flowing after a water damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland. We have water restoration experts capable of addressing standing water and implementing drying solutions, as well as cleaning technicians and biohazard specialists if needed to ensure the safety of your restaurant.
Timely response to a water damage is essential in minimizing the disruption of business. SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland offers 24-hour emergency water damage response, allowing us to address saturation and exposed materials quickly, and identify which areas are most prone to mold and microbial threats. We have a full line of potent antimicrobial products that can help to eliminate mold spores present on surfaces and protect them from potential colonization.
Removing any standing water in a timely fashion is necessary to not only protect the building your business operates in, but also your investment in the furniture, fixtures, and equipment in the restaurant. From wooden legs of chairs and tables, to bases of booths, and carpets & upholstery, prolonged exposure to excessive moisture can warp and distort these structures to the point of requiring replacement. SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland has industry leading drying and extraction equipment and to give your restaurant the immediate attention it needs.
Call SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland today at (662) 846-1700 for your Clean Up and Restoration needs, We’re Here to Help!
5 Common Sewer Problems
Your building’s biggest drain is its sewer line. Major problems can occur as a result of a damaged or blocked sewer line. These issues can wreak havoc on a commercial building if they aren’t discovered and solved early on. Beware of the following potential problems.
1. Substances Building Up
Never put grease down a drain; it’ll solidify and build up in the pipes. Coffee grounds are also one of the worst substances for a drain.
2. Foreign Objects Getting Stuck
Sanitary sewer lines and bathroom drains — both residential and commercial — are designed to handle only human waste and toilet tissue. Nothing else should be put down the drains. Even paper towels and “flushable wipes” are harmful to septic systems.
3. Tree Roots Growing
In their search for moisture and nutrients, tree roots will invariably find your sewer system. They’ll even grow into the line by infiltrating cracks that develop in the pipes. This can cause serious problems such as pipe breaks, as well as leaking or blocked sewer lines. A toilet overflow is often the first sign of a sewer blockage.
4. Lines Failing
Freezing and thawing cycles in the ground, shifting soil, tree roots or the settling of a structure can cause pipe breaks, cracks or collapse. When damaged sewer lines leak, the water will saturate the ground surrounding the pipes, causing more damage to the line when it freezes. Piping that isn't made of PVC is at risk of deteriorating and can give way, obstructing flow through the pipe.
5. Pipes Sagging
Over time, parts of pipes will sag deeper into the ground. Water, waste, and sediment will then collect in this “bellied” area and get trapped, blocking the line from flowing properly.
Always be mindful of signs of a leaking or blocked sewer line at your building. If a problem occurs, water damage clean up experts will return your property to its preloss condition as quickly as possible. Prevention is key, so have your sewer line inspected every three to five years.
Water Damage During the Night
Have you ever been sound asleep, and suddenly your phone rings. It's your nighttime maintenance technician notifying you that your building has flooded. And you exact thoughts are "Oh no, it's the middle of the night, who do I call?". The answer to that question is SERVPRO! We take the stress and headache away from you, making the process simple and stress free for you.
Our SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland team is here for you not only during normal business hours but also during the night and the early mornings. We have a 24-7 on-call technician ready to address your next disaster and dispatch the next crew out to you.
At SERVPRO we understand that those disasters that happen in the middle of the night, need to be addressed immediately. We don't wait until the morning because we understand that your building needs to operate normally once the clock strikes 8 am. It is our duty to get your building back to a workable state for your staff and/or tenants.
The 2 am disaster calls are our favorite to respond to! Don't wait until the morning to address a disaster. Waiting can cause secondary damage to your building, leaving the downtime on your building even longer.
Call our SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland team today if you experience an unexpected disaster at your property in the middle of the night. We are on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to help you! We are only a call away!
Back to School
SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland recently picked up over twenty rugs from a local school to get them cleaned and ready for school to start back. Rugs can be picked up and delivered back to the school after we have cleaned them, or rugs can be dropped off at our local office in Cleveland, MS. Several schools in the area have used our rug cleaning service to get their rugs cleaned and ready for school to start. SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland also offers services to schools and daycares such as COVID-19 Cleaning. If you are interested in getting rugs from your school or daycare cleaned, please call SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland today at (662) 846-1700 to set up your appointment. At SERVPRO, we are always here to help.
Commercial Clean Up during Coronavirus 2020
SERVPRO is being called by numerous business owners and community leaders to perform necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect, and sanitize their facilities. Our cleanup procedures are in accordance with the CDC recommendations. The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims.
We are here and ready to aid you in your time of need, providing these services so your facility can be cleaned and ready for business to resume. SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland is in this with you so feel free to email or call for more information. For further information about cleaning, please contact SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland at (662)846-1700.
Please continue to stay safe and maintain social distance as we all do our part to combat this and lessen the spread of this horrible virus.
SERVPRO is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitizer their properties. SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for cleanup practices. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we’re here to help while life gets back to normal in the communities we call home.
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC.
SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland is uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
Sunflower County Cleanings
SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland will start a project involving cleaning of five daycares in Sunflower County. SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland's crew is scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. A general cleaning of each of the five buildings will be done in Moorhead, Indianola, Ruleville, Sunflower, and Drew, MS. A total clean of the kitchen and bathrooms with Antimicrobial will be done. All window trim, all door trim, and all inside glass windows will be cleaned for this project. SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland will also strip and wax floors. SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland offers these types of services in Bolivar, Sunflower, and Washington counties. Other services SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland offers is post construction cleaning, HVAC cleaning, carpet cleanings, and rug and upholstery cleanings. Please call us at (662)846-1700 today to schedule services or for an estimate for your residential or commercial general cleaning. At SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland, we are always here to help.
Sunflower County Commercial Water Damage
On Saturday, September 14, 2019, a local church in Indianola, Mississippi, experienced a water damage. The cause of loss was a pipe underneath the sink. The church called SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland for assistance in cleaning up their water damage. The technicians were dispatched to Indianola to extract water from the affected areas and to set air movers and Dehus to dry the many rooms affected. The crew chief went back daily to monitor the equipment and check on the drying status of the material readings. After three days of drying, the Indianola church's affected materials were dry.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
For help restoring your home after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland at (662)846-1700. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Bolivar, Sunflower, or Washington County Home
SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland
SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.
Restoring Your Bolivar, Sunflower, or Washington County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Flooding and water damage events at Bolivar, Sunflower, and Washington County commercial properties are often complex 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 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 will be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland
SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland 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.
Happy Birthday to Megan Brumfield, SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland's Administrative Assistant!
SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland helped celebrate Megan Brumfield's birthday on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Megan Brumfield lives in Cleveland, and she has been working for SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland since November of 2012. Megan has currently been working for us for a little over six years.
Megan Brumfield answers the phone and audits all jobs that come into SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland's office. Megan is IICRC WRT Certified.
Call Megan or any of our office staff today at (662)846-1700 to schedule your next carpet cleaning or duct cleaning and for any questions regarding Fire and Water Damage Restoration, Carpet Cleaning, HVAC Cleaning, and Post Construction Cleaning. At SERVPRO, we are always here to help!
SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland's First Game
SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland's first ball game of the year was on Monday, April 15, 2019. Congratulations to SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland on their first game of the season. We are looking forward to a great season of baseball this year! Stay tuned for more pictures of upcoming games for SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland! Their next baseball game is Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Cleveland, MS.
At SERVPRO, we are always here to help! Please call SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland regarding any questions you may have about Fire and Water Damage Restoration Clean up, Carpet Cleanings, Upholstery Cleanings, HVAC Cleanings, Mold Remediation, and Post Construction Cleaning. You can reach us at (662) 846-1700. Please call SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland today for a carpet cleaning estimate!