Recent Commercial Posts

Water Damage Commercial Flooring

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

When you look at the water on the floor of your office floor, all you see is what's on the surface. Soaking up the water yourself is not the best idea to fully safe your floors and sub floors from damage.

When you call SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus, a trained Project Manager will access the situation using specific tools to determines what materials and contents are wet, and how wet are those affected items.

The Project Manager employs several instruments to monitors conditions at the job site.

The Hydrosensor Moisture Probe is a durable, reliable sensor that measures 31" in length and was designed for detecting moisture in carpet and pads. The sensor features an ergonomically designed handle, stainless steel tubing, and retractable nickel-plated points.

The moisture probe has two prongs on the end. Typically, the restorer will only us this instrument on carpet because it can leave marks on the wall. This instrument will only determine if a surface is wet, not how wet.

The #791 Delmhorst HT-4000 Thermo-Hygrometer is a stand-alone thermo-hygrometer for building inspection and restoration contractors. The HT-4000 has the same fast acclimating RH/T sensor found in the Navigator Pro 3-in-1 Moisture Meter. For those who prefer having separate meters, the HT-4000 is the solution. The HT-4000 Thermo-Hygrometer's sensor is also detachable, making this meter ideal for testing a concrete slab.

The penetrating meter will tell us how wet the surface is. However, the restorer will want to use this device in an inconspicuous place because it to can leave marks on a wall.

We also have a non penetrating moisture meter which can be used anywhere!

Commercial buildings that experience a water intrusion can be a huge disruption to your business. It's important to call the professionals that will take care of the issue quickly and properly.

Commercial Cleaning Services

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

If you are a business owner, or run a particular business that receives a lot of visitors and foot-traffic, you know how important it is to keep your business looking clean and in good shape. A lot of times, you don't have the time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office.

When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Tri-Cities, Plus for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of Tri-Cities, Plus offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstrey
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deordorization
  • Vandalism

ERP for Your Commercial Building

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is a free assessment of your commercial facility. It is designed to give you all the information you need in an event of an emergency. Our SERVPRO of Tri-Cities, Plus Marketing Representatives will come to your facility and record the details and information on their iPads such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. It will also identify the line of command for authorizing work to begin as well as establishing who to call in case of an emergency. Our marketing representative will take pictures of all exits, stairwells, elevators, electrical room, alarm location, water and gas shut off locations and many other detailed information.

The ERP can be accessed through the free mobile app that can be downloaded from the app store. We will also print out a copy of the ERP, if requested, so you always have a hard copy in reach at your office. This service that we provide our clients is has proven to be very help in a fire or water disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Tri-Cities, Plus today to inquire about an Emergency Ready Profile for your facility! This free assessment of your building will help save you time in an event of a disaster and established SERVPRO of Tri-Cities, Plus as your fire and water mitigation and reconstruction provider!

Water Damage Restoration for Businesses in Petersburg After a Hurricane

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Offers Commercial Water Damage Restoration to Your Business in Petersburg

Businesses in Petersburg can quickly be affected by water damage caused by hurricanes and tropical storms. Small businesses, many working on small margins, can be devastated by the destruction of inventory. If the doors to the public are closed, then revenue flow is lost along with the inventory. 

Preventative measures for a hurricane or tropical storm are essential to a business in areas that could be affected by water damagecaused by flooding or high winds. Protecting structural property and the business need to be started as soon as a storm is predicted for the area. As a small business owner, possessing a strategy should include physical barriers to keep the water and wind out, backing up data and moving inventory to another location, if possible. Windows and doors outfitted with storm shutters can save time in storm preparation. Plywood sheathing is also a very important line of defense. Outdoor items and displays should be relocated to a safe interior area. Some businesses, if practical, use sand bags to try and keep water from seeping under the door and around the foundation.

In addition to property damage, electrical issues can also occur with a hurricane or tropical storm. If you own a restaurant or a retail food store – refrigerated and frozen foods will spoil quickly. An emergency backup generator, with an adequate fuel supply, can sustain the wholesomeness of the food products and limit or eliminate loss.  Protecting your business and preparing ahead of time will help save essential items and get the business back up and running.

If there is water damage or structural damage caused by a storm or hurricane, you need to call in a commercial water damage restoration company like SERVPRO to quickly assess the damage, formulate an action plan, and begin the operation with rapid water extraction from the property. Our truck-mounted powerful water pumps can remove thousands of gallons of water per day from your place of business. Within several days, with the help of industrial grade wet-vacs, "rovers," air movers (specialized high-velocity fans) and dehumidifiers, the drying process will give way to clean up.

Removal of business equipment, store inventory and damaged drywall, ceiling tiles, and carpeting will be carried out in tandem as the water recedes from the structure. Our IICRC certified crews will salvage where possible, discard the unsalvageable items, and provide you with a concise inventory list of these efforts. SERVPRO will utilize "air scrubbers," and thermal foggers to eliminate odors and mold spores from developing into large mold colonies. You will also receive a final inspection report of services rendered and documented results of moisture levels within your business structure.

SERVPRO realizes the importance of limiting downtime for your business in Petersburg. We are willing to work with your insurance company to expedite the entire recovery process to your satisfaction. Our goal is to get your doors open, and your business up and running "like it never even happened."

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters. (804) 458-7290

Things to Know About Petersburg Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Things To Know About Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

It can be difficult for a person who owns their building to deal with Petersburg commercial fire damage. Dealing with the fire that needs to be extinguished is not the problem. The commercial damage that is left behind after the fire has been put out is the problem. Even if a fire is minor, it can still leave behind costly and horrendous damage. That is why it is worthwhile to call SERVPRO if you have Petersburg commercial damage regardless of whether you have a factory, office or another type of commercial building.

People who own a commercial building are often devastated by the damage that a fire leaves behind. For example, the fire itself can cause black soot to build up on the ceiling, wall and anywhere else in the building. The fire can also leave a musty odor. It can also be very dangerous to breathe in this musty odor. Many people are not aware of the fact that a fire can leave behind carbon monoxide. This is a gas that can be dangerous if it is inhaled. Water is often used to put out the fire. A building can suffer water damage in addition to commercial fire damage.

It is obvious that dealing with commercial fire damage can be very difficult. Fortunately, you can get fire damage restoration from a professional company like SERVPRO. One of the many great things about professional companies is that they will work quickly to ensure that the problem is resolved. You will be able to rest assured that the job will be done efficiently and quickly.

The first thing that the professionals will do is assess the damage. After that, they will check the carbon monoxide levels. Once this has been done, they will fix the problem. The first step in restoring your building is to speak with SERVPRO. You will be able to rest assured that future and past damage will be dealt with accordingly.

Petersburg commercial damage restoration may seem costly. However, it is a necessary expense. You will be able to prevent issues from occurring later on down the road if SERVPRO restores your building.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. When a major fire or disaster event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

If you have any questions about commercial fire damage in Petersburg, call the local experts at SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus at (804) 458-7290.

Post-Construction Cleaning

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Post-Construction Cleaning SERVPRO of Tri-Cities, Plus is always here to help with any post-construction cleaning needs.

If your business was just built or went through a renovation, who do you call to cleanup the mess that was left behind? It is so important for a business to open as quickly as possible after a major project or renovation. SERVPRO of Tri-Cities, Plus is always here to help with any cleaning needs.

Along with out restoration and rebuild services, SERVPRO of Tri-Cities, Plus provides customers post-construction cleanup services. Our professional, and highly-trained team will tackle everything and anything that needs addressing.

Cleanup includes:

  • Walls
  • Light fixures/fans
  • All trimmings
  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Doors
  • Air Ducts, vents, baseboard heaters
  • Windows
  • Cabinetry
  • Any trash or plastic left behind

IF your property needs a thorough, post-contraction cleaning, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Tri-Cities, Plus at 804-458-7290. We can handle any size, no matter how big or small!

Prepare Your Business for the Upcoming Winter Weather

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Tips for Preparing your Business for Winter Weather

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches.  Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas.  Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Lay salt down on all walkways to prevent employees from slipping.
  • Clear built up snow on roofs to prevent potential leaks coming through the roof.
  • Ask SERVPRO of Tri-Cities about starting a Disaster Recovery Plan for your business. 

Hurricane Preparedness Week

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 7 – 13, 2017. This week is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and tornadoes from these storms.

Determine Your Risk

Hurricanes bring many hazards to U.S. coastlines and inland areas, including storm surge along the coast, inland flooding due to heavy rainfall, tornadoes, strong wind, rip currents and large waves.

Develop an Evacuation Plan

Find out today if you liv in a hurricane evacuation zone. Plan where you’ll go and how you would get there. Leave immediately if ordered to evacuate and be sure to plan for your pets.

Assemble Disaster Supplies

Get your supplies before hurricane season begins. Have enough food and water for each person for at least one week. Be sure to fill your prescriptions and have medicine on hand. Radios, batteries and phone chargers are also must haves. Gas up your vehicle and extra cash on hand.

Get Insurance Checkup

Check in with your insurance agent well before hurricane season, remember that flood insurance must be obtained separately. Prepare your home/vehicles according to your policy, and know where your insurance documents are located – take them with you if you evacuate. Visit for more information. 

Strengthen Your Home

There is a lot you can do around your home to help protect it from the strong winds that come with hurricanes. Well ahead of the approaching storm, trim trees on your property, shop for approved window coverings, collect loose outdoor items, secure all doors on you property, and find a safe location for your vehicle.

Help Your Neighbor

Many people reply on the assistance of neighbors before and after hurricanes. Help your neighbors collect the supplies they’ll need before the storm. Assist them with evacuation if ordered to do so or check on them after it’s safe for you to head outside.

Complete your Written Plan

Writing down your plan will help you avoid mistakes when faces with an emergency and ensure everyone in your home is prepared for the next storm.