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Summer Office Declutter Check List

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Summer Office Declutter Check List Clean desks lead to more productivity, more productivity leads to raises, raises lead to island vacations!

Put Some Clean In Your Summer 

Tips and tricks to help declutter your office.      

Divide Your Workplace Into Zones: Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions. You may require a workspace for your computer, a library area for your research, a storage area for supplies and a filing area for your archives. This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space.

Keep Only What You Need At Arm's Length: Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go. Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. Supplies, paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you've established for them.

Create A Daily Paper System: Consider creating hanging files or baskets labeled "To Read", "To Do", and "To File". Establish set days for each, so that you don't get behind or feel the overwhelming need to do everything at once.

Sort Your Catch-All Drawer: Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands. Go through the drawer every six weeks and clear out anything that is out of place or isn't being used.

Eliminate Digital Clutter: Digital clutter can be just as stressful as physical clutter. Organize digital files and your e-mail inbox just as you would paper files - with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders. Also, keep the icons on your desktop to a bare minimum, and trade in sticky notes on your monitor for calendar reminders.

Disinfect Regularly: Prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, food stains and fingerprints. Wipe down your desk, phone, keyboard and monitor once a week with disinfecting wipes

Hire Professionals for Commercial Water Removal

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Hire Professionals for Commercial Water Removal Drying process at a Local Pawn Shop

When you own a business, it is common to demand much from yourself and your staff. Any challenge to daily operations becomes another task on your agenda, delegated to the work team on your roster that best matches the job requirements. No matter how talented your workforce, some issues are best left to experts, including water removal. SERVPRO of Texarkana specialize in all matters concerning water damage and can offer help backed by trained technicians and cutting-edge products and equipment.

When the amount of water from a broken pipe in your commercial property is more than a housekeeping or maintenance crew can handle, you need water damage specialist.  One of our core services is water removal, and our crews arrive at your site fast, equipped with high-efficiency submersible pumps and extractors that can be truck-mounted and powered if the electricity is interrupted temporarily because of the water crisis.

You and your staff concentrate on operating your business as our SERVPRO crew focuses on water removal and structural drying. We work with you to avoid disrupting your employees and customers while we complete the job. Avoiding even a brief shutdown due to the water crisis is crucial to maintaining the confidence you built over time with your clientele. We remain keenly aware of the need to meet customer service and employee needs during the water removal process.

After the water removal, SERVPRO always moves on to planning and implementing structural drying. Our vehicles carry sufficient numbers of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to set up drying patterns throughout the affected spaces. Crew members measure and then monitor moisture levels, following the drying principles (psychrometry) mastered during IICRC training. A balance of air movement, temperature, and air humidity forces water vapor out of building materials into the atmosphere where it absorbs or condenses within our desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers for containment and disposal.

Depend on SERVPRO of Texarkana to step up and handle your commercial water removal crisis. Reach us 24/7 at (903) 832-4400 because we know disasters occur any day or time.

Fast, Reliable Mold Remediaton For Your Restaurant

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast, Reliable Mold Remediaton For Your Restaurant If steamy pots lead to mold damage, contact SERVPRO of Texarkana for fast and reliable mold remediation.

When mold damage threatens your restaurant, count on the SERVPRO team.

Four States Area restaurants, bakeries, and other food preparation enterprises know inspections are regularly conducted to ensure public health and safety. Mold growth is one of the negative marks your business can receive, so you want to move on mold remediation before the inspector comes. Stick to creating your delicious savory and sweet treats and hire us to manage the mold.

Mold damage in your bakery and restaurant not only violates health regulations but also repels your customers if they see or hear about it. In a perfect world, your business would never need to deal with mold growth, but the conditions supportive of mold spores germination are common in most food preparation areas. Mold prefers temperatures from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but some strains thrive at temperatures as low as 30 or high as 120 degrees. Water, even in the form of steam or high humidity fuels the growth of the fungi, and organic materials offer a food source. All commercial kitchens present this type of environment. We are familiar with the challenges of mold remediation in these circumstances.

Expect SERVPRO mold remediation technicians to assess both the current mold damage and the various sources of moisture observed. Unless your business addresses the moisture issues, mold can recur. In kitchens, one of the essentials is an adequate ventilation system, including exhaust fans that move the steam out of the area. Spills, neglected plumbing leaks, and condensation from coolers, freezers, and ice machines all contribute to the water mold spores seek to absorb.

SERVPRO technicians apply the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation using the IICRC Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation when responding to your mold emergency. The restoration industry outlines the best practices in this standard and guide, and we as industry leaders follow the recommendations and steps.

We do our best to complete the mold remediation while allowing your business to operate. The SERVPRO team erects physical barriers to contain the moldy area, a zone outside of which your staff and customers remain during the process. Air quality cannot be compromised, so we frequently use negative air pressure machines to prevent the contaminated air from drifting into the rest of your business and employ HEPA filters to catch airborne debris before venting to the outdoors.

Once contained, our technicians remove the mold, using wiping, scraping, and abrasive techniques like soda blasting. SERVPRO  clears the residues with HEPA filtered vacuums, and bag the debris for disposal according to local codes. EPA-registered antimicrobial formulations treat surfaces to inhibit future mold growth and damage.

Let SERVPRO of Texarkana partner with you when mold damage threatens your food service business. Call us for an evaluation of even a minor infestation at (903) 832-4400 -- the sooner, the better to retain your hard-earned reputation for unique and tasty delicacies.

SERVPRO of Texarkana Can Clean Up Your Hotel Rooms

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

If you run a hotel in the Ark-La-Tex area then you know how important it is to provide the cleanest rooms possible to your patrons. Your business runs on a solid first impression and customer approval.  When your guests enter into one of your rooms for the first time, it’s imperative that it looks clean and smells great.  This encourages people to come back time and time again plus promotes outstanding reviews.  Allowing SERVPRO of Texarkana to deodorize your rooms helps create the amazing first impression you want them to experience.

We Identify Odors

Hotels and many commercial buildings do not always have the ability to open windows and let in clean fresh air. This is one reason SERVPRO of Texarkana has special deodorization techniques.  We have a highly trained staff that knows how to identify and eliminate stubborn odors. 

We Handle Odors

The techniques we use to handle odors are specifically designed to restore your rooms to a desirable state. Unwanted smells can be trapped in upholstery, carpets, draperies and even hard surfaces.  Using fragrance or air fresheners is not the answer to an odor problem.  There have been state of the art advances in proprietary cleaning that has changed the way deodorization works.

The professionals here at SERVPRO of Texarkana are ready to take your hotel to the next level of clean. We would be honored to work with you to even schedule routine cleanings to prevent offensive odors from becoming excessive in any room.

SERVPRO of Texarkana is here to help!

 Our phones are answered 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.

Give us a call! 903-832-4400

Improving Indoor Air Quality

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

More often times than not poor air quality in homes and commercial buildings can be attributed to a dirty ventilation system.  Your HVAC system should be a high priority and demand your attention regularly.  Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.

A routine service that SERVPRO offers is inspections of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit.  Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the lifespan of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money!

SERVPRO Duct Cleaning System is proven and cost-efficient.  We use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. 

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a duct cleaning appointment!

SERVPRO of Texarkana (903)832-4400

Do You Ever Think About the Plumbing in Your Commercial Property?

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Do You Ever Think About the Plumbing in Your Commercial Property? A pipe on the hot water heater busted at this local library resulting in major water damage.

Cracked water mains or broken pipes can be a major plumbing issue for a business owner. Plumbing problems can add a great deal of stress and anxiety to an owner. Proper and effective management can aid in lowering the chance of a plumbing disaster.

  • Preventative maintenance: Preventative maintenance is essential to protecting your property, employees and customers. Have a routine in place to inspect your plumbing on a fairly regular basis. At the very least, do a yearly full inspection of all of your plumbing.
  • Fix small problems to prevent large ones: The reason preventative maintenance is important is addressing minor issues as you find them after inspection. A plumbing issue can possibly lead to lost business, so fixing problems when they are found is essential.
  • Have a reliable vendor: Find a trusted and reliable plumbing company in your area. There are many avenues you can take in order to find a reliable plumbing specialist. Find one that you are comfortable with and see yourself doing business with for years to come.

Plumbing problems can be a major headache so taking the time to detect and fix problems is very important to keep your business up and running. SERVPRO of Texarkana is here to help if a plumbing catastrophe does affect your business, but we also want businesses in our community to be safe and free of issues that can be prevented. If we can be of any service to your business, give us a call 24/7 at 903-832-4400.

Emergency Board Up

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Board Up Damage to this interior wall was caused when a car ran into the building.

If your home or business incurs storm or fire damage resulting in an opening in your building you may be in need of emergency board up services. Any openings in the structure needs to be properly boarded up to protect the building from weather and illegal entry. Your insurance policy also requires you to be proactive on protecting your home or business after any type of damage has occurred, otherwise the insurance company could account any further/secondary damage to the structure as negligence.

Not every situation requires the most extensive board up that the U.S Fire Administration have in their board up procedure manual, such as after a fire where the entire home is destroyed  and is considered a complete loss. While each emergency board up is different, let’s take a look at how to properly board up a structure after damage has caused an opening in the building.

Determining How Much Protection Is Needed

  1. Openings in the basement, first floor doors, windows and any point of entry accessible from a porch, fire escape or other potential climbing point require additional security measures. These openings should be barricaded with plywood, 2x4s, bolts and nails.
  2. Openings that are at least 10′ from ground level which are not accessible from a porch, fire escape, roof, or other climbing point can be secured with nails in each brace, and every 12″ around the perimeter. For these openings the plywood should be fitted so that it rests snugly against the exterior frame, butting up to the siding on wood frame buildings and up to the brickwork on brick buildings. It may be necessary to remove the staff bead so this fit can be flush and tight.

Boarding Up

  1. Cut plywood to fit over the window and door openings, flush with outside of the molding. Note: For buildings with metal door and window frames the alternative is to cut the plywood and 2x4s to fit the inside of the door frame buffed up against the band molding.
  2. Cut the 2x4s to fit the horizontal dimension of the plywood. You will need two 2×4 exterior and two interior braces for each window and three sets for each door. Note: For buildings with metal doors and window frames the 2x4s for the outside will be cut to the dimensions of the plywood, fitting inside the door frame, against the band molding. For the inside the 2x4s will be cut to the outside dimension of the door or window frame.
  3. Pre drill 3/8th inch holes in the plywood and the braces.
  4. The holes will be placed approximately 1/3 of the length of the brace from each outside edge of the door and window jam.
  5. The two window braces will be placed 1/3 of the distance from the top and the bottom of the window.
  6. The three door braces will be placed; one in the center of the doorway, and one half the distance from the center to the top and to the bottom of the doorway.
  7. Place the plywood over the exterior opening and nail to the frame. Note: For metal frames place the plywood and braces inside the frame against the band molding.
  8. Place the 2×4 braces over the interior and exterior of the door or window.
  9. Place the large washer over the carriage bolt and place the bolt through the holes.
  10. Place washer and nut inside and tighten securely. Torque the nut so that it slightly compresses the interior 2×4.

Need Emergency Board Up Services? Contact SERVPRO of Texarkana today to schedule an appointment - 903-832-4400

Five Steps to Remove Water Damage Odors From Your Business

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Five Steps to Remove Water Damage Odors From Your Business Large Water Loss at Local Library

If you incur water damage in your commercial property, there may be a strange, unwelcome odor permeating the air and displeasing customers, employees or yourself. Depending on the source, there are multiple ways to treat the problem. Whether it’s mold growth or something else, you can act to remove the smell with these five steps.

1. Ventilate the Building and Evaluate the Situation

If there is a window or door that can be opened, it should be. This allows any lingering scents to disperse. You can then work to identify and locate any centralized, problematic scents still remaining in your commercial building.

Once the problem is located, you should decide how to proceed. If sewage loss is causing the odor, it’s best to stay away from the contaminated water and contact a professional.

2. Dry Wet Carpeting and Flooring

Carpet holds moisture rather well, and it may be the source of the scent that is overwhelming your business. A wet and dry vacuum, which can be rented if needed, can shampoo the carpet and then dry it afterwards. This sanitizes the area to potentially remove some of the bothersome smell.

3. Scrub Moldy Surfaces

Mold growth left alone will continue to reproduce and spread along with its musty odor. Any visible growth on a solid surface can be treated with thorough scrubbing using a solution such as vinegar.

4. Spray Furniture and Upholstery

If you have access to a spray bottle, furniture can be sprayed and scrubbed the same way as hard surfaces. However, porous materials are likely not able to be fully cleaned this way, since the fungus settles deep within. 

5. Consult Professionals for Extensive Cleanup

Not everything can be done without commercial grade machines and proper procedures. An expert storm and mold damage treatment company can help remove problems caused water damage. 
If you have tried unsuccessfully to remove odors from your commercial property and need professional help, call SERVPRO of Texarkana 903-832-4400

Three Tips for maintaining Your Business's Exterior

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Three Tips for maintaining Your Business's Exterior SERVPRO of Texarkana is ready to respond

If you are expecting bad weather in Texarkana,  it is a good idea to check your business’s building for anything that might create more damage during a storm. Even if there are not any bad storms in the forecast, proper exterior maintenance is important and should be done regularly. When you are inspecting the outside of your building, keep these things in mind.


1. Locate Vulnerable Areas


Some areas of your building are more likely to suffer damage than others. You should be sure to check these areas closely. Windows, in particular, should be examined carefully during a building inspection. The weather stripping and insulation might deteriorate more quickly than sturdier parts of the building, so you should make sure that all of the seals are functioning properly and will not let in cold air and water.


2. Check for Problems


You should perform exterior maintenance regularly to check for any problems in the walls of your building. Make sure that there are no gaps or cracks in the walls or cladding that could let in air or water as even a small amount of liquid could cause a lot of damage, particularly if mold were to start growing in the walls. Be sure to check the thickness of any paints and coatings as well.


3. Hire a Professional


In order to make sure that everything is as it should be, you should have exterior maintenance done regularly by a damage restoration specialist. It is good to examine the building on your own between inspections with a professional, but there might be issues that you don’t recognize. A professional will be able to find any problems that you might have overlooked.

Keeping your building maintained is an important part of storm preparation and should be done regularly to keep everything in top shape. It is a simple way to prevent damage during storms and bad weather.

10 Ways To Save Energy At Your Commercial Property

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Summer is here and the heat waves have started! Below you will find ten inexpensive and practical steps you can take to save money and energy as things begin to heat up:

  1. When cool nights allow, turn off the cooling system and open the windows while you sleep.
  2. In the hot summer months, set your thermostat to a temperature as high as you can comfortably stand.
  3. Use ceiling fans to cool the room that you are in and turn them off when you leave the room.
  4. Use the exhaust fan in your bathroom to remove heat and humidity while you shower or bathe.
  5. In the hotter summer months, grill outside as opposed to using the oven.
  6. Make use of the natural lighting that is provided during the daylight hours.
  7. When washing clothing or dishes, avoid washing partial loads, when possible.
  8. Air dry clothing and dishes as possible.
  9. Instead of taking a bath, take a short shower.
  10. Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll not only save energy, you'll avoid scalding your    

Put these strategies to work and being to enjoy the savings!

SERVPRO of Texarkana 903-832-4400

Commercial Water Damage after Flood in Jefferson, TX

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage after Flood in Jefferson, TX This picture shows the amount of water that was in the basement.

After a recent flooding event this Jefferson, Texas commercial building had a sump pump failure in the basement portion of their building resulting in over four inches of water throughout the entire basement level.  Within an hour the SERVPRO of Texarkana crew was on the scene and removed hundreds of gallons of water.  Our crew pumped the water out then extracted the flooring using a truck mounted machine that has 100 pounds per square inch vacuum force.  The baseboards were also removed and the surfaces were prepped to set the drying equipment and dehumidifiers. The structure was dry after about 4 days, our crews reattached the baseboards cleaned the floors and furnishings. The contents were then moved back to their places and they were back in business!

If your Texarkana area home or business has a water damage, call SERVPRO of Texarkana at 903-832-4400.  

Why Choose an IICRC Certified Firm?

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Texarkana is proud to be an IICRC certified firm. IICRC, or the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is a non-profit organization for the cleaning and restoration industry. The goal of the IICRC is to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration and installation industries. To accomplish this goal, the IICRC sets standards and certifications for inspection, cleaning, and restoration. The IICRC ensures that when consumers hire a certified firm or technician that they have hired experts who will provide reasonable assurance that work will be completed in accordance with the industry's "standard of care." The technicians of SERVPRO of Texarkana set themselves apart through training, experience, and comprehensive examination.

If fire, water, or mold damage your business, please contact SERVPRO of Texarkana at (903) 832-4400. 

For more information about the IICRC, please visit https://www.IICRC.org/

AFTER A DISASTER - WE CAN GET YOU BACK IN BUSINESS FASTER

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial AFTER A DISASTER - WE CAN GET YOU BACK IN BUSINESS FASTER Air scrubbers being set up at Holiday Inn, the fire was quickly extinguished but not before smoke and soot spread throughout the floor.

For a business owner, a fire or water damage can be disastrous. It not only results in property and inventory loss, but oftentimes it also means a temporary loss of business. When you're depending on that business for your own livelihood and/or that of your employees, you don't have months to spare during a long drawn out restoration process. 

In the aftermath of a disaster, quick response time can help minimize property damage as well as inventory or content loss. Here are some tips to help you be prepared for both a disaster and a quick turn around in the restoration process. 

1) Download the SERVPRO READY Plan App.

The SERVPRO Ready Plan mobile application provides home and business owners with a quick and convenient way to call in SERVPRO professionals when disaster strikes. The Ready Plan app is a free emergency preparedness tool offered by SERVPRO and  it can be downloaded on any smartphone. 

For more information on the SERVPRO READY Plan mobile app and how it can help you be more prepared, contact the Restoration Professionals SERVPRO of Texarkana at 903-832-4400. Don't wait for a disaster to happen to download this app, do it today!

2) Call SERVPRO of Texarkana (903)832-4400

Our highly trained professionals have the knowledge, equipment, products and the latest technology to get your property restored and have you back in business in the shortest time possible. They will be on scene within hours to assess and begin working to get your business back to normal. The sooner a SERVPRO professional is on the scene, the sooner your restoration process can begin. 

3) Call your insurance agent and start documenting damage and inventory.

Without risking your safety, try and take photos and document any areas or items that may have been affected in the disaster. This will help both the SERVPRO professionals - so they know what to target - and your insurance agent - so they can start preparing the claim. 

With help from SERVPRO of Texarkana your business can be back up and running quickly. If you experience a water or fire damage, mold, or any other kind of disaster call us anytime on our 24-hour emergency phone line 903-832-4400. 

EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT and EMERGENCY READY PROFILE

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT and EMERGENCY READY PROFILE Contact SERVPRO of Texarkana to get your ERP today at no cost to your business. 903-832-4400 ask for Chris or Carri

Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere. In Northeast Texas we are particularly prone to experiencing severe weather throughout every season. 

Approximately 98% of all disasters declared emergent by the president are weather-related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage. Preparing an emergency supply kit can help keep you and your family safe if you're ever caught in an severe storm situation. 

Build an Emergency Supply Kit

  • Water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information
  • Cash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Contact SERVPRO of Texarkana for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP). Having an ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster. Contact SERVPRO of Texarkana at 903-832-4400 and ask for Chis or Carri – they can get you set you up with an emergency disaster plan that will help you get back in business sooner.

Looking Out for Your Business

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Protecting a business from a major fire or water damage is not something that is at the forefront of any commercial property owner's mind, but knowing what to do should that situation ever arise is vital. Here is some information about the various categories of structure damages, and the safety precautions surrounding them, that every business owner should know:

  • Fire classifications and extinguishers - A fire with a stable supply of fuel, oxygen, and heat can double in size within 60 seconds; therefore, quick action is key to preventing catastrophic damage. Fires, and their extinguishers, are categorized into 5 different classes based on fuel types. An ABC fire extinguisher is typically what most people stock within their homes and businesses as it is versatile – it can extinguish 3 out of the 5 fire groups; however, fires result from Class K type situations, which require their own specific extinguisher. Click on the link above to learn more. 
  • Mold myth and facts - Bleach does not kill mold, it can even make a mold problem worse. It is effective if the growth is on a hard, solid surface, such as tile or glass, but it will not work when the surface is porous. Unfortunately, many growths occur on these materials, like drywall and wood, in our homes. Bleach does not soak into porous materials, which means it can’t reach the growth spread out through the pores, it only kills the surface. The outer surface of the affected area will appear clean, as the bleach will have whitened any stains and scrubbed away the exterior mold, but the internal mold will be quick to grow back.
  • Signs of water damage - While it may seem like water damages should be easy to spot, many times their signs are subtle and hard to find. Water damages, particularly when they go unnoticed for a long period of time, can cause extensive damage to the structure of homes and they encourage mold growth. Early intervention can save you time and money. These signs can include stains, peeling, and a bad odor. To learn more about the signs of water damage follow the link above. 

If you experience any damage to your commercial property due to fire, water, or even mold call SERVPRO of Texarkana at 903-832-4400.  Our team of certified professionals is standing by to  handle all of your restoration needs. 

Speed Up Your Restoration Process

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

For a business owner, a fire or water damage can be disastrous. It not only results in property and inventory loss, but oftentimes it also means a temporary loss of business. When you're depending on that business for your own livelihood and/or that of your employees, you don't have months to spare enduring a long drawn out restoration process. 

In the aftermath of a disaster, quick response time can help minimize property damage as well as inventory or content loss. Here are some tips to help you be prepared for a disaster and expedite the restoration process. 

1) Download the SERVPRO READY Plan App.

The SERVPRO Ready Plan mobile application provides home and business owners with a quick and convenient way to call in SERVPRO professionals when disaster strikes. The Ready Plan app is a free emergency preparedness tool offered by SERVPRO and it can be downloaded on any Smartphone. 

For more information on the SERVPRO READY Plan mobile app and how it can help you be more prepared, contact the Restoration Professionals of SERVPRO of Texarkana at 903-832-4400. Don't wait for a disaster to happen to download this app, do it today!

2) Call SERVPRO of Texarkana (903)832-4400

Our highly trained professionals have the knowledge, equipment, products and the latest technology to get your property restored and have you back in business in the shortest time possible. They will be on scene within hours to assess and begin working to get your business back to normal. The sooner a SERVPRO professional is on the scene, the sooner your restoration process can begin. 

3) Call your insurance agent and start documenting damage and inventory.

Without risking your safety, try and take photos and document any areas or items that may have been affected in the disaster. This will help both the SERVPRO professionals - so they know what to target - and your insurance agent - so they can start preparing the claim. 

With help from SERVPRO of Texarkana your business can be back up and running quickly. If you experience water or fire damage, mold, or any other kind of disaster call us anytime on our 24-hour emergency phone line 903-832-4400.

MINERAL BLASTING FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial MINERAL BLASTING FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES Commercial job - removing smoke damage from sheathing with a media blaster using ground garnet

Commercial Smoke and Odor Cleaning

One of the major issues after a large scale fire (or a small one for that matter) is cleaning the contents and structure after the loss. This is done in order to eliminate the smoke odor that lingers on everything the smoke touches. On a recent commercial job SERVPRO of Texarkana needed to clean a 10,000 sq ft facility after they experienced a fire. After considering all our available options; hand cleaning, sodablasting, sandblasting, mineral blasting, and dry-ice blasting, we determined that mineral blasting would be the best decision given the requirements of this particular job.

What is Mineral Blasting (Cleaning)?

Mineral blasting is an efficient and cost-effective way for industries to maximize production capability and quality. Mineral blasting is similar to sand blasting, plastic bead blasting or soda blasting where media is accelerated in a pressurized air stream to impact a surface to be cleaned or prepared.

Mineral blasting uses ground garnet media, accelerated at supersonic speeds, and creates mini-explosions on the surface to lift the undesirable item off the underlying substrate.

Why Mineral Blasting?

  • is a nonflammable and nonconductive cleaning method
  • is environmentally responsible and contains no secondary contaminants such as solvents
  • allows most items to be cleaned in place without time-consuming disassembly
  • can be used without damaging active electrical or mechanical parts or creating fire hazards
  • can be as gentle as dusting smoke damage from books or as aggressive as removing weld slag from tooling
  • can be used for many general cleaning applications
  • We are very experienced at using this and other types of processes in order to mitigate any malodors from any type of commercial loss. If you or your company has experienced any type of issue, give SERVPRO of Texarkana a call at 903-832-4400

Restoring Your Texarkana Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Texarkana 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 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 Texarkana

SERVPRO of Texarkana 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.