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SERVPRO can Clean your Commercial Kitchen in Midtown Memphs

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis

Kitchens are familiar places for fires to start. Commercial kitchens are not immune to accidents, and it is possible that someday a fire starts inside your Midtown Memphis restaurant. After the building gets cleared by the fire department, it is time to assess the damage.

The number one priority is to secure the burnt area and make sure it is safe for your employees and customers. SERVPRO's commercial fire damage professionals in Midtown Memphis know how to complete the restoration process by causing as little of a strain on your business operations as possible. Many times we complete the work outside of business hours so that your restaurant does not lose revenue as a result of the mitigation process.

When starting the cleanup and restoration process, our SERVPRO specialists remove anything that is severely burnt and needs to get replaced. Once all of the charred debris gets discarded, the next step is deodorization. Pungent odors sometimes have multiple sources that get removed to start the deodorization process. Protein-fueled blazes from meats are especially malodorous. Mechanical means can be used to neutralize the odors by recombining the odor-causing into no-offensive or no odor at all. Hydroxyl generators are a safe bet for this.

After items that create foul odors get discarded, surfaces that odor particles stick to get cleaned. Many times cleaning all of the soot residues inside a structure eliminates most pungent odors. However, sometimes odor particles penetrate deep into materials, and other methods get used to rid the area of the awful smells.

If foul smells are still present after all surfaces are clean, the conditions that caused the odor particles to penetrate building materials get recreated. We create smoke behavior by using chemical fogging equipment. Chemical foggers disperse microscopic particles of deodorization chemicals into the structure.

Smoke particles penetrate deeply into materials because they are microscopic. The use of industrial grade hoods helps vent odors to the outside. Odor particles range in size from one-tenth of a micron to four microns. Deodorant particles must be just as small and travel at a high velocity to be effective.

Other factors such as porosity cause odor particles to penetrate deep into materials. The more porous material is, the more likely it is to absorb odors. If the residue is more concentrated in an area, then the odor particles cover a larger surface area. The time an area gets exposed to smoke affects how deep odor particles penetrate.

If odors still exist after recreating the smoke's environment with deodorant chemicals, sometimes walls and studs get sprayed with a special sealant paint to seal the foul odors. For help restoring smoke problems, call SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis. 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  
 

Water Damage Starts in Many Ways

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Starts in Many Ways

Did you experience water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO for fast remediation.

Always Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Water Damaged Property

Water damage does not just happen when a pipe bursts or a water heater can no longer stand the pressure. The truth is, water damage inside a home can come from practically anywhere. While two of the most common causes are burst pipes and leaky water heaters, it can also happen due to a faulty washing machine or dishwasher. This type of damage can also occur as a direct result of storm damage which destroys the roof or some other structural part of the house, effectively leaving it open to the elements. It also happens in the event of a fire as the first responders attempt to put out the flames. It is inevitable there will be a certain amount of water present in the home. The question is, how should you handle it when this type of thing happens to you?

Fortunately, when you are dealing with water damage in Midtown Memphis, you can rely on SERVPRO to help you come to terms with everything that is going on. In fact, we have spent some years perfecting our techniques when it comes to repairing water damage and performing restoration services in businesses and homes of all sizes. We use proven techniques that get the best results because we understand that you want to be able to preserve as many of your possessions as possible.

When you have any crisis inside your home, whether the damage is confined to one room or one hallway or present throughout the entire home, you need professionals who know what they are doing. At SERVPRO, we can provide you with one of the most important elements that you will ever have when it feels like your entire world has been turned upside down- peace of mind. You might look at your home and wonder how anybody would ever be able to clean up a mess like that. Still, you can rest assured that we have both the expertise and the equipment to get it done, and we have plenty of experience when it comes to handling challenging situations. 

We incorporate special wet vacuums as well as dryers (air movers and dehumidifiers) to help dry items out as quickly as possible, and we utilize reliable, proven techniques to restore as much as possible. The good news is that even when it looks like there isn't anything that can be done and everything is lost, there is a better-than-average chance that SERVPRO trained IICRC technicians will be able to get the job done on your behalf. The truth is, if you try to clean things up yourself, you don't really know what you're dealing with. The water damage could be far more significant than it appears on the surface.

We can check for any structural deficiencies, restore your home and your personal possessions, and ensure that you don't have to deal with mold growth. We don't recommend that anyone attempts to clean up black mold on their own, so it requires the services of an organization like ours to safely get rid of the water and inhibit the growth of mold. You and your family deserve a safe and healthy home environment.

If you find yourself in a situation where you are directly impacted by water damage, the main thing you have to do is take action. The longer you wait, the worse the problem could potentially become.

Therefore, you should not hesitate to contact SERVPRO in Midtown Memphis at 901-454-4975 We can tell you exactly what you are facing, what it will take to restore the damage, and whether or not we can fully restore everything to its preloss condition.

Typical Causes For Commercial Water Damage

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

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When we talk to local Midtown Memphis business owners regarding potential water damage events, they often visualize a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms, although living in Midtown Memphis; hurricane-like storms are few and far between.
 
However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Commercial water damage in Midtown Memphis is surprisingly common year-round, and it can drastically affect the operation of your business. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings. 
  

1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems 

Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipmen

This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency. 
 
3. Broken pipes and plumbing 

Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. If you question the stoutness of your building's 
pipes, contact SERVPRO for a thorough inspection and assessment. 
 
4. Backed up sewer lines 

This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings. SERVPRO has certified IICRC technicians to deal with this type of water damage.
 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 

Crime Scene Clean Up

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

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What are some biohazard examples?

  • Human blood and blood products. This includes items that have been contaminated with blood and other body fluids or tissues that contain visible blood.
  • Animal waste. 
  • Human body fluids. 
  • Microbiological wastes.
  • Pathological waste
  • Sharps waste.

 A biohazard is defined as any biological substances that pose a threat to the health of living organisms. By now you know that biohazards can include certain bacteria, viruses and medical waste.Across the world, the biohazard symbol is used to report and warn people of any dangerous substance that may cause harm to them. It was first adopted in the 1960s to indicate possible exposure to biological substances that may contain toxins, viruses, or medical waste.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are here to help transform any unsafe environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

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How to Perform Commercial Water Removal in Memphis

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

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Hiring a Company Like SERVPRO is the Right Way to Perform commercial Water Repair in Midtown Memphis

Commercial buildings such as apartment buildings are always at risk of water damage for different reasons like appliance malfunctions, and broken pipes. Water can leak into floors, ceilings, walls and furnishings, among other areas. When this happens, you need the services of a water restoration company with expertise in removing water from commercial properties. SERVPRO has the resources to return your apartment building to its normal state.

We offer 24-hour emergency Commercial water removal services in Memphis. Immediate water restoration is vital for preventing significant problems down the road. If you fail to deal with water damage of any magnitude, it can cause issues in your commercial property such as:

  • Mold infestation
  • Unpleasant odors
  • Warping of wooden structures
  • Damage to carpets and upholstery
  • Rotting of structural timber

Water might also have a safety impact on affected apartment units if it gets into electrical fittings. You may have units that tenants do not want to occupy because of unpleasant smells or mold growth, and this can affect your revenue. SERVPRO’s commercial water repair services include:

Assessing water damage

Our water restoration technicians can visually insect the affected area to determine the cause of the leak. It is essential to tackle the leak before removing the water. We can use thermal hygrometers to locate moisture within your home. This equipment measures both relative humidity and temperature. Some thermo-hygrometers also measure the dew point.

Water extraction

Water causes more damage the longer it remains on affected surfaces. Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) can use extraction equipment like light wands and wet/dry vacuums to extract the water.

Drying 

SERVPRO uses professional grade equipment to dry the areas that water damage has affected. The goal for drying buildings is to return materials to their normal content levels. We can use various ventilating or drying systems to direct airflow into wall cavities, and replace moist air with dry air.

If your commercial property has sustained water damage, call SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis  for water extraction services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

SERVPROxide

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

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One of our products SERVPROXIDETM is our proprietary hospital-grade disinfectant registered with the EPA. It is a stabilized chlorine dioxide-based antimicrobial which carries the EPA’s lowest toxicity rating. The product itself doesn’t carry any fragrances other than a mild cleaning odor which dissipates quickly making it a great product for people with chemical or odor sensitivities. There are many different applications for SERVPROXIDETM. It can eliminate odors through disinfecting and oxidation rather than just covering them up. That can be done by applying the product directly with towels or through misting or spraying which is often used when we clean HVAC systems. It has even been utilized in electrostatic spraying for an even application on surfaces inside buildings. In fact, SERVPROXIDETM is the disinfectant we have used when we have been asked to clean and disinfect COVID-19 in homes and businesses here in Wichita. The CDC recommends the usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar types of organisms to COVID-19 and SERVPROXIDE has EPA-approved claims against things like Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, staphylococcus, E.coli, Salmonella, Rotavirus, and Swine flu. When you use SERVPRO, you can have rest at ease knowing that our team is using hospital-grade disinfectant registered with the EPA. Our chemists are even able to advise us in unorthodox situations to utilize our suite of cleaning products to clean and deodorize even the strongest and strangest combination of smells and soils.

Getting your business ready for a disaster

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

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Have you stopped to consider whether or not your business is truly ready for whatever happens?

Sure, you may have your shelves stocked and your labels printed with restock orders on the way. But do you have a plan in place for when the unexpected happens and you’re stuck with picking up the pieces?

Disasters are a natural part of life here in Memphis. When you take into account the year, or better yet, the decade, we’ve had so far, it would be wise to consider how your business may be affected when these disasters strike. Whether it’s an unprecedented pandemic, a historic freeze that forced the whole south central region of the United States to come to a screeching halt, or your average thunder, lightning, and hail storms that seem to make a weekly appearance. In this region, anything can happen. 

You may know SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis  as your go-to disaster restoration company, which we are. But do you also know that we specialize in helping your business get disaster ready as well? One of the ways we enjoy serving our community partners is by creating Emergency Ready Profiles, or ERPs, for their commercial properties. 

When our dedicated, local SERVPRO Representatives meet with local business owners and facility managers, we gather important materials such as building information, utility shut off locations, and key contacts. Not only is this information important as it pertains to the daily tasks of a facility manager, but it’s also pertinent in the event of an emergency or disaster when time is of the essence. 

One of the key benefits in setting up an ERP with our team is having all of your essential property information in one place. In addition to keeping such relevant information organized, your local SERVPRO representative will contact you periodically to update any changes to your profile. 

Becoming disaster-ready is a process and our team is eager to help you get started! To set up your free Emergency Ready Profile, call our office today to speak to one of our representatives and ensure that your business is "Ready for whatever happens", just like SERVPRO. 

Kitchen Fire tips

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

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How to Put Out a Small Kitchen Fire in Your Home

The consequences of a small kitchen fire range from ruining your favorite pan to destroying the whole kitchen. Being well-versed in the right solutions as well as using your best judgment is your best defense.

However, it’s important to remember that a kitchen fire is most manageable when it’s still small, and we have a better shot at putting out a fire in the kitchen when we catch it immediately. We do this by not leaving cooking unattended.

Knowing how to put out a kitchen fire means understanding that not all are alike. We’ll go over each scenario so you’ll know how to respond appropriately.

Microwave or Oven Fire

You’ve made popcorn a thousand times, but this time you pushed the wrong button or added an extra digit to the cooking time. Accidentally cooking something to the point where it burns is the usual cause of microwave fire.

Oven fires can also be started when the baking is well overdone, or if flammable material drips down to the heating element. Oven fires can also happen when an oven gets to be too dirty from food particle buildup.

You may have a reflex to open the oven door, but do not open the door. Instead, how to put out an oven fire is to allow it to suffocate. Leaving the door closed, you’ll turn off the oven or microwave oven to stop the cooking (unplug when possible).

Eventually, the flames will consume all of the oxygen, and oxygen is what the fire needs to sustain itself. The flames should eventually snuff out, but if they persist, call the fire department.

Fire on a Stove

A stray uncooked noodle rolls underneath the burner. If it gets too close to the gas flame or the electric coils, it will catch on fire. Stove fires happen when oils or bits of food make contact with the heating element. 

As you would with an oven fire, it’s best to put out a stovetop fire with something that can cover the flames and deprive it of oxygen. A large or pan lid would be best for this. Cover the flames and let them die off.

Salt and baking soda are also effective with putting out stove fires. Douse the flames with either of these items (but not flour as it may make it worse).

The big lid approach is a lot less messy than pouring out salt or baking soda. Next, we’ll explain why we avoid using water to put out a kitchen fire.

Grease Fires

Fats are a part of the American diet, so when we prepare foods we may have grease from animal fat or use oils for cooking. Say you wanted to try adding olive oil to the water when boiling pasta. If the water starts to boil over, the oil mixed with it makes contact with the burner and a fire starts. The same thing could also happen with oil spills or grease splatters from a pan. Grease fires are more precarious to put out compared to other kinds of fire.

  • Don’t use water to put out grease fires. Water won’t put out the fire, it will just divert the grease and thus spread the fire. 
  • For a small fire, use the big lid trick as mentioned earlier. Turn off the burner and cover the burning pan or the burner itself with the lid tightly so it’s deprived of oxygen.
  • Pour baking soda or salt on the flames until it’s snuffed out (again, do not use flour).
  • Use a water-soaked towel to smother the flames. This is different from pouring water on the flame.
  • Use a fire extinguisher, pointing it at the base of the flames.

Commercial Mold Service

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Commercial mold Remediation Services in Midtown:

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis trained restoration specialists understand how mold actually grows and the best methods for remediation in your commercial property.

Whether you're dealing with a mold infestation in your office building, apartment complex, restaurant, or store front in Midtown - Our team is here to help! We understand that every hour we spend cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity for your business - So we work hard to get the job done as soon as possible.

Our Commercial Mold Remediation Process

Every plan for commercial mold remediation is unique and depends on the amount of mold to the types of materials that are affected, but the general process stays the same.

  1. Initial Contact & Taking Information 901-454-4975
  2. On-Site Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment to Prevent It From Spreading
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Call SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis for immediate assistance with commercial mold. 

901-454-4975

Commercial Restoration Services

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

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When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis responds quickly to your Memphis business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,650 Franchises.

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. 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. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

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 commercial property.

If your business suffers a major loss, call (901-454-4975)

Caring and Giving Back

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

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During this very uncertain time of the covid-19 pandemic, many of us are stuck at home and bored. We also have those people on the other side of the spectrum who can’t miss a day of work because what they do is so important. I am talking about our First Responders. Fire and Police Departments never close. They are here to maintain order and keep us safe. That is why we are taking this time to try and give back to a few of our local communities during this time. They are putting their lives at risk even more so now than before. They don’t know who they may come in contact with, whether they have been sick or mentally unstable due to seclusion. We are so proud to know they are out there doing what they do best. We have been able to give back to our communities by cleaning some of their facilities during this time so they can stay healthy while trying to protect us. We at SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis can not express how much we appreciate all of our First Responders out there for everything they do to keep us safe each and every day.

Can you be ready for anything?

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

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From fires to storms to vandalism, your business could be disrupted. Can we think of every possible scenario? No, but we can prepare and surround ourselves with a team that will get us back into business as fast as possible. Now you have to ask what does that team look like? It should consist of all the key personnel that are needed to run the business. Do I have their contact information readily available? Most businesses have a file record of those folks but what if that file was compromised in the fire or flood? Can you retrieve those files from anywhere? If they are stored in the cloud you can.

What about key vendors that routinely are maintaining your building like HVAC or your Plumbing company? Would it not be convenient to call them and ask, can you meet me ASAP at the office I am on my way there? What about having the convenience of calling your insurance company and already knowing the policy number and having it available as well? What if you needed to order new supplies to replace damaged inventory? Do you have those numbers and your customer account number handy?

Do you know the number of the water and power company? How about the non-emergency number to the local police or fire dept.?

All of this and more is possible with the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile. (ERP). It is available on Google Play and iTunes Store. With some planning and preparation, you can be ready for anything even if you can’t think of everything you would need it for.

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis will be glad to assist in the planning and development of an Emergency Ready Profile plan. All you need to do is call us 901-454-4975 and we will be happy to assist.

Frozen pipe season is coming, so be ready to protect your plumbing.

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

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The colder months are coming and from what we hear it is going to be a cold snowy winter. We live in a colder climate here in Midtown Memphis. Frozen pipes in your business can be a big mess. When pipes freeze, they expand and may burst, leading to major water repairs.

Some helpful tips to prevent frozen pipes:

Water conservationists’ frown on allowing faucets to drip, but letting even a small amount of water to flow through pipes at all times can do a lot to prevent pipes from freezing. A steady drip is all that is needed to keep the pipes free from ice accumulation.

Many pipes do not have proper insulation to prevent them from freezing in cold weather. Pipe sleeves and heating tape can be applied to insulate the pipes. It is also a good precautionary measure to caulk around gaps where cold drafts can affect pipe temperatures.

Shut off any outside water sources that you don't need, especially if you are expecting particularly low temperatures. When a building is left unattended, make sure the thermostat is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipes.

Dealing with frozen pipes

Hairdryer – This is one of the safest and most effective ways to thaw a pipe. Open the faucet and then heat the pipe by working back toward the area where the blockage has occurred.

Space heater – A small heater can work much faster than a hairdryer. Simply direct the heater toward the frozen area of the pipe.

Make sure you and your employees know where the shut off valve is located. If you are dealing with frozen pipes or water damage from frozen pipes in your commercial building call SERVPRO as soon as possible.

We're Ready... Are you?

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

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If you are a commercial or residential property manager you know preventative maintenance is key to avoiding a possible water, mold or fire damage loss. Here are a few tips and reminders from SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis: 

*Make random inspections of heat and air units, particularity those with external access. Specifically, look for insulation that has settles and no longer cover pipe as intended. 

* Reinspect any plumbing or external work to make sure proper installation is in place and that there are no vents where cold air can blow in. 

* Check doors, windows and heat in vacant units.

* Remind tenants of protocol for reporting any water situation and not to ignore any signs of water intrusion or leaking. Let them know you are prepared for anything that happens. 

* If you have vacancies, you should consider relocation options for renters in the event there is displacement. 

* Make sure your on-call crews are ready to roll and that there is back up. There should also be clear protocol for structural emergencies that includes calling OUR TEAM or experts here at SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis for all your water fire, and mold remediation needs. 

If you or someone you know succumbs to any type of water, fire or mold damages, give us a call 901-454-4975

Understanding Damage to your Commercial Property

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

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We do not want your business to have any type of damage. The bottom line is damage that has the potential to impact a residential property can also impact a commercial building. 

TYPES OF DAMAGES

*Storm: Damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain can remove roof tiles, break windows, plus more. Storm damages can be devastating and can cause delay in business. 

* Water: Water damage is typically due to burst pipes, floods, or rain. In any case, this can result in contaminated water affecting surfaces and furniture, but also mold growing and eroded belongings. Electricity and water damage quickly become volatile when combined. 

* Fire: Fire damages can result from a gas stove, faulty outlet, or candles and cigarettes that are not properly put out. This can also cause severe destruction to your property, which requires cleaning and restoration services. 

* Mold: As a highly unhygienic and unappealing, mold spreads quickly around properties as air- borne spores and remediation is very important to prevent if from rapid growth. Mold grows in any moist environment. Even that small leak under your office's bathroom sink can eventually attract mold to grow. 

If you have any questions or a problem that you are having, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 901-454-4975

Deodorization and Getting Rid of Odors

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Odors from smoke, pets, decomposition or mold can cause lingering odors in your home or business. A simple surface clean doesn't necessarily get ride of these smells. 

Technicians here at SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis provides specialized services that can rid your home or business of offensive odors. 

Our professionals do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance; they seek out and removes the sources of the odor. Once the source is found, we use SERVPRO'S own proprietary line of cleaning products to treat and prevent the odor from returning. Any restorable item in affected areas will also be professionally cleaned and deodorized. 

Whether it's fire, water or mold damage, or just a stubborn odor that refuses to go away, SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis is here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Give us a call today 

901-454-4975

Commercial Cleaning Experts

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

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You don't have 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, call SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis. Whether it's removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis to make your work space look it's very best. 

Your local SERVPRO franchise professionals will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits: Award- Winning Training / Nearly 50 years of experience / Exclusive cleaning products

Specialty Cleaning Services:

*Air ducts and Hvac

* Bio-hazard

* Carpets and Upholstery

* Ceilings, Floors and Walls

*  Drapes an Blinds

* Odor Removal

* Sewage

* Trauma and Crime Scene

* Vandalism 

Latest Technology to help ensure your property is dried quickly and efficiently

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis we appreciate the professional software that SERVPRO corporate provides, especially DryBook . We use the latest technology to help ensure your home or business is dried quickly and efficiently. 

DryBook is proprietary software designed to guide our crews in the proper implementation of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Water Damage Restoration. 

DryBook is a propriety tool that:

Manages industry equipment

Provides real-time documentation on the drying process

Validates that services are executed to industry- standards

Reports to all stakeholders involved 

Allows real-time updates through DryBook Mobile integration 

Using SERVPRO DryBook improves results and restores your property at a faster rate, getting you back in your home or business faster. 

Call SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis today

901-454-4975

1-4-8 Policy for your business

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Here at SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis, our top priority is customer service. When disaster strikes in your home or business you want someone to be there in a timely manner and you want to be well taken care of. If you have experienced a water or fire loss in your business or home you know the emotions that come with it. We are here to help. We will respond promptly so that we can help you get your home or business back to "Like it never even happened."

We have a 1-4-8 policy here at SERVPRO. We have 1 hour to call you back, 4 hours to get onsite, and 8 business hours to have a verbal briefing with you or your insurance company. Our owners prioritize getting onsite quickly. SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis had made this our top priority within our business, and continue to do so to make sure that we can help you get back to how you were before the loss. 

Be Prepared for an Emergency

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage with Commercial Property

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. 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.

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today 901-454-4975

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 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.

Preparing your Commercial Building for Fire Damage

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Preparing your Commercial Building for Fire Damage

Is your building prepared for a fire emergency? Fire is a serious risk to the safety of any business, threatening to cause extensive damage to the premises and endanger staff and other people that are on site when a fire breaks out.

Keeping your business prepared for a fire emergency is an important part of being a responsible employer. Being prepared for a serious fire reduces the risk of extensive damage to your building and make staff and emergency rescue workers safer.

In this post, we’ll share three standards that your building should meet in order to become more prepared against the threat of a serious fire. Is your building entirely ready to deal with a serious, unexpected fire breaking out?

 Being fire safe once and lapsing isn’t an option – it’s important to be prepared for a fire emergency at all times.

It’s also important that your building exceeds the fire code’s requirements if you see it as being a potentially risky environment. View the fire code as a minimum level to meet and aim to exceed its requirements to make your building safer for occupants.

Install heat and smoke venting to make firefighting easier

If you own a large commercial or industrial building, installing heat and smoke vents can significantly improve its safety in the event of a large fire breaking out. Heat and smoke vents prevent smoke and heat from being trapped inside your building.

This means that heat can vent out of your building, reducing its interior temperature and preventing fire from spreading laterally throughout the building. Vents also let smoke escape your building, reducing the risk of fatalities from smoke inhalation.

Effective venting also improves visibility inside your building, allowing people to get out of your building in the event of a fire more easily. This increased visibility allows firefighters to more easily navigate your building to extinguish a serious fire.

Finally, heat and smoke venting lets firefighters easily locate the center of a fire in a building. This allows them to respond quicker and start fighting the fire effectively, potentially saving lives and reducing total damage to your building.

Apply extra caution if your building contains flammable materials

Buildings that contain flammable materials such as fuel or materials that burn at a rapid rate need to apply extra caution in dealing with fire. Responding quickly can save lives and prevent flammable materials from contributing to a fire’s spread.

This preparation can involve installing heat and smoke vents to prevent fire from spreading laterally throughout your building, using a more effective alarm system or simply by exceeding the fire code in every respect.

With the right level of monitoring and response, it’s possible to respond to a fire in a tiny amount of time, potentially saving lives and preventing a small fire from turning into a larger, far more dangerous one.

Is your commercial or industrial building as fire safe as it could be?

Being prepared for a fire emergency is an important part of running a responsible, safe and trustworthy business. If a fire were to break out in one of your company’s buildings, would you be fully prepared and ready to respond to it safely?

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.

Give us a call here at SERVPRO Midtown Memphis  at (901)454-4975 for any questions or to plan your Emergency Ready Plan

Commercial Water Damage

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded hallway SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis

If water damage strikes your business at any time SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis  has the trained technicians and skilled knowledge to clean the disaster up "Like it never even happened." Fast response is the key to minimizing the loss in water damage jobs. Water starts to evaporate on its own if the cleanup process doesn't start immediately. The air absorbs the evaporated water and redistributes the moisture to other items like ceiling tiles and drywall. The result is secondary damage that can dramatically increase the claims cost. Some examples include:

  • Mold spores start to colonize
  • Hardwood floors start to buckle
  • Plaster and sheetrock sag and crack 
  • Vinyl loosens from the floor

If you have any water damage you can call us at (901)454-4975 or check out more on our website at http://www.SERVPROofmidtownmemphis.com

Storm Response Program

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO VEHICLES SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis has joined the Storm Response Program that is in place throughout the Unites States to assist in times of major disaster. The Storm Response program is four geographically based teams of franchises that is capable of managing catastrophic events from small local microbursts to massive hurricane responses that handle thousands of incidents that bring in hundreds of tons of equipment and even thousands of crews. Storm Team members are committed to being in a constant state of readiness to respond in a storm affected area.

Our staff receives extensive training and spends significant time planning and preparing on a regular basis.  Our dedicated, professional staff responded and were onsite within 24 hours of receiving the call.

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis is constantly reviewing prior storm events to determine how we can improve our response and capabilities. We have dedicated supplies, equipment, vehicles and a Storm Response trailer in our fleet that is stocked with supplies that are dedicated to a quick and efficient response.

Restoring Your Commercial property after a water damage

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Midtown Memphis 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.

Restoring Your Memphis Business After A Water Damage Event

11/1/2016 (Permalink)

water and fire SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis

Flooding and water damage events in Memphis businesses 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.

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’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 

SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis 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.