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Signs of Sewer Line Issues in Your Business
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Commercial Property Management
While a blocked sewer drain is relatively common in commercial properties, legitimate concerns over sewer line functionality may be few and far between. However, when major sewer line issues occur, it is essential to remedy the problems quickly to avoid potential backups and structural damage. Be aware of these four signs, which may indicate sewer line problems.
While drain or toilet overflow are frequent problems in commercial properties, you should pay attention to odors surrounding these problems. For instance, if after clearing a clog you smell sewer gas, you may want to call a plumber for an inspection, as strong sewer smells can be an indicator of issues further in the line.
2. Clogged Drains
A blocked sewer will not only cause unpleasant odors to occur in your building, but the blocked pipe can also cause frequent clogging of your drains and toilets. This problem may also cause sewer backups into your facility.
3. Indentations in Landscaping
Also, while you may not have any clogging issues, it is still possible that your sewer lines have failed. Pipe breaks may cause indentations in your landscaping, like divots in the lawn. If the break is severe enough, it is possible that sewage is leaking into the grounds of your property. Eventually, this can also lead to a sewage backup in your building.
4. Deformations in Landscaping
In addition to indentations in the lawn, you may notice perpetual puddling in certain areas. You may also see that areas of your parking lot have sunken or cracked along with sidewalks. Depending on how close the break is to your building, you may even notice cracks in the foundation. These issues often require the expertise of a disaster restoration specialist, like SERVPRO, to resolve, which depending on your insurance policy may be covered.
A blocked sewer line can wreak havoc on a business and may even lead to significant business interruption. You should be aware of the warning signs of such a problem so that you can resolve the issue as early as possible.
Prepare Your Business
Preparation Tips for Your Business
Though you hope a fire never affects your business in Brookhaven, McComb or Columbia, MS, fires can occur without warning and can quickly cause damage. As a business owner or manager, it’s helpful to know fire preparation approaches to take to keep your business and those around you safe.
1. Check Your Equipment
As you prepare your business for a fire, it’s important to take preventative steps to protect yourself, those around you and your business. Make sure all electrical equipment in the building is maintained as needed to lessen the chance of an electrical fire. It’s also important to check that the smoke alarms in your building are working and to change smoke alarm batteries yearly. If your smoke alarm hasn’t been replaced in ten years or more, it’s time for a replacement.
2. Protect Your Data
When it comes to fire preparation, it can be easy to forget about protecting information that is crucial to your business. Storing important documents in fire-resistant, water-resistant containers can help keep documents from becoming damage. It’s also helpful to have extra copies of documents. With any electronic information, make sure to have backups so you can access information elsewhere.
3. Have a Plan
Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency is an important element of any disaster preparation plan. Make sure you know what routes to take if a fire starts in your building to escape. Make sure your employees and those around you are also aware of what to do in the event of a fire. Implementing fire drills every so often can help to keep you and those around you prepared in case a fire occurs. Creating an ERP with SERVPRO will also speed up the restoration process in case damage does occur.
Fire preparation can help you prepare your business for fires and for other emergencies. In the event that your business has already sustained damage from a fire, it might be helpful to work with fire damage restoration professionals, such as SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia, who can help you restore your building.
Commercial Business Water Damage Tips
Water damage in Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia, MS, is a common cause of destruction to many businesses every year, and a flooded company can be difficult to clean. It costs time, money and energy to restore a business, but there are several steps you can take to make cleaning your business after water damage a less stressful, easier process.
Air Out the Space
When cleaning your business, it’s important to try to dry out as much as possible as quickly as possible. If it will not cause any further damage, opening windows can help increase the airflow in your business and will help items inside dry out more quickly. If the ceilings have not been affected by water, you can also use fans to help everything inside your building dry quickly. Clothing, however, should be removed and taken to dry cleaning.
Don’t Wait To Call
As overwhelming as you may be with your flooded company, it’s important to start cleaning your business as soon as it is safe. Keep an eye out for what could be the cause of loss such as broken pipes. When you know where the source is, then that helps in resolving the problem. The sooner you call for help, the sooner the cleanup begins and can reopen your business.
Avoid Using Electrical Items
Though you may be tempted to try and see if various appliances still work, using electrical items that may have been damaged by water can be incredibly dangerous. Avoid the temptation to test out any appliances you may have and instead focus on safely moving other items. Make sure you also don’t use any sort of electrical items to try and clean up the area, as outlets in your business may be damaged.
As you clean your business, make sure you work with professionals who can help you safely make fixes. Although cleaning a flooded company may seem impossible, if you are mindful of working quickly and safely, you can quickly open your business’s doors again. For more information, visit our commercial water damage page on our website.
We Value Your Time
We don't leave the job until the job is done.
Call SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia when you need it done right and done fast. Did you know when you hire us for your damage restoration needs, we work around your schedule and strive to get your business up & running ASAP? Quality cleaning and quick response - that is the SERVPRO way.
Can't figure out how to get the job done? Call SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia for all your emergency restoration needs. When you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your home or facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring you can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price.
Emergency Ready Program for Your Business
SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia wants to help you stay prepared.
Emergency Ready Program is an immediate plan of action for when your business experiences any damage. As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.
Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.
By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.
STEP 1: Visit SERVPRO.com/ready. Register for an account using your email address as your username and choose a password.
STEP 2: Choose your preferred SERVPRO Franchise Representative to contact in the event your home or business experiences water, fire, mold or other type of damage.
STEP 3: Begin creating ERPs for all of your properties.
STEP 4: Download the SERVPRO Ready Plan Application on your iPhone, tablet, Android or Blackberry device from the respective App Store.
STEP 5: Launch the Ready Plan App and sign in using the same username and password from STEP 1.
At this point, it may take a few minutes for the data to sync. All of your ERP information will appear on your tablet or mobile device. You can now access and manage ERP information from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Call SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia and our representative will help answer any ERP questions you may have!
Awareness of Business Damage
We want our business owners to be aware of the possible damages that can happen.
Damage? To My Business? No way!
We don’t want your business to have any type of damage, but the reality of it is that any damage that can affect a residential property can also affect your commercial building. It is a topic no one likes to think about, but is necessary to be knowledge of.
So What Can Happen?
Storm: Damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain which can remove roof tiles, break windows and more. Storm damages can be very devastating and can cause your business to be put on hold until it’s restored.
Water: This damage can be caused by burst pipes, floods, rain or a number of other things. In any case, this can then result in contaminated water affecting surfaces and furniture, in mold growing and in items being eroded. Electricity and water damage are particularly volatile when combined.
Fire: This type damage can come from a gas stove, faulty outlet or a cigarette that isn’t properly put out. In any case, this can then cause severe destruction to your property which requires cleaning and restoration services.
Mold: This is highly unhygienic as well as being unappealing to look at. Mold spreads quickly around properties as air-borne spores and remediation is very important to prevent it from getting out of hand. Mold grows in any kind of moist environment. Even that small leak under your office’s bathroom sink can eventually cause mold growth.
Don’t remain unaware of what can happen to your commercial building. If you have any uncertainties of a problem you may be having, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia. (601)823-1100
Importance of Commercial Damage
Let us help prevent your business from closing!
Damage Commercial Property
Lincoln, Lawrence, Pike, Walthall or Marion Counties have the advantage of calling SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia and receiving a quick response.
When there is damage to your property, we do not recommend you to leave it unattended as it could potentially cause the damage to worsen. Rainwater can get into your property if you have an exposed roof for instance and this can then cause mold and water damage. Likewise, if you have broken window, this can leave your commercial business vulnerable to theft and vandalism.
Commercial restoration is also urgent matter— for every working day that you are closed due to damage, you will be losing money. That is a major inconvenience that SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia wants to save you from if at all possible. Commercial businesses pay a lot of overheads such as salaries, rent, bills and more on the good faith that they will be able to earn their expenses back. Unfortunately, when commercial damage strikes, these companies are left unable to make their money back and unable to make a profit. Thus, they lose money until they are able to reopen their doors. SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia, is able to work quickly even more valuable to these organizations in their time of need.
No Job is Too Large or Too Small
Our technicians are IICRC-certified! We are able to restore any job, small or large.
No one ever wants to have a large commercial or small business water loss, but what would you do if you did? How could you possibly clean up all the water without causing other damages to your property? SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia has the equipment, and technicians with the expertise to get the job done right every time. We want your business back open as soon as possible.
No Job is Too Large or Too Small
Our professional SERVPRO team can get on the scene with vans full of dehumidifiers and air movers ready to begin the water restoration process.
We take pride in providing our employees with the best tools, training, equipment, and vehicles to get the problem solved with minimal stress and impact on our customers. We know it is never anticipated when a water emergency occurs, but when you call in our SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia, you can count on us to get things clean and dry even when it seems impossible!
If your business is suffering from a water damage, call SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia at (601) 823-1100! We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We always want to help you and your business.
Commercial Fire Loss
Business Fire Damage!
At SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia, we take fire damages seriously. Fire losses account for approximately $2.3 billion in commercial and industrial direct property loss each year. At times you can have large-loss fires that affect buildings such as apartments, facilities, and places people work. These types of losses affect multiple lives. It can take a lot of effort on everyone's part to provide support.
Property Owner Tips
- Make sure everyone is safe and away from the property. Safety is the number one concern.
- Get the community involved in helping families or workers that may be affected
- Bring your adjuster in early to help manage things such as photos, mitigation, documenting anything they need to.
- Analyze your policy, including all clauses, additions, extensions, and exclusions.
- Bring in experts to check out the damages
- Communication is key. Everyone should stay in good contact to get the job done as smoothly as possible.
- Know that the process can be long and require a lot of patience.
We hope you never need these expert services but if you do, call us at (601) 823-1100 or visit us on the web at SERVPRObrookhavenmccombcolumbia.com.
Business Biohazard Restoration
Call the professionals who are trained for this!
Removal of biohazardous substances and disposal of them properly takes professional hands that are trained to do a safe cleanup and restoration.
SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia professionals are equipped with the safety equipment and cleaning products needed to get your business back into clean, safe condition. Our technicians are specialized, trained and experienced in biohazard restoration, which is important when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.
Biohazards contamination can be dangerous and emotional for all involved.
What Does Biohazard Cleanup & Restoration Mean?
These services include:
- Crime scene residues
- Suicide/death accidents
- Homicide cleanups
- Blood cleanup
- Accident cleanup
- Hoarding scenes
- Animal waste/remains
- Chemical spills
- Tear gas cleanup
- Meth lab cleanup
What to Do?
Stay out of affected areas.
Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage
Other Tips on Contamination:
Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
Don’t use television or other household appliances.
Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
SERVPRO of Brookhaven, McComb & Columbia understands that biohazard emergencies don’t always happen during business hours. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.