Recent Commercial Posts

Emergency Commercial Water Damage

10/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage can be catastrophic for your business. Having to shut down, even for a day, can mean lost revenue and customers. Not only this, but water damage can have lasting effects, such as dangerous mold. If you have any sign of commercial water damage, it’s best to get it taken care of professionally right away.

SERVPRO of Old Saybrook is your go-to for commercial water damage. Our teams are expertly trained and have the equipment to handle any size commercial water damage disaster. We are available 24/7 – 365 days a year for whatever your commercial disaster may be. We’ll get our crews out to your commercial property within 2 hours – tops! Then, we’ll work to ensure the water damage is mitigated so we can begin to restore your property to normal. Call us today!

Heavy Duty Commercial Cleaning

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

When you think commercial cleaning services, you might think emptying the trash or dusting. But, what if you have a different need for commercial cleaning services? Do you know who to call for commercial carpet stains, dirty air ducts, or mold in the bathroom? When you have a need for commercial cleaning, call our team at SERVPRO of Old Saybrook. There’s no job too large – we handle  commercial jobs of all sizes!

You might wonder, is it worth it to have SERVPRO come in for commercial cleaning? Yes!! Having a clean and sanitary business leaves a great, lasting impression on your customers and can even be beneficial for your employee’s health! So, if you need commercial cleaning services, make the right choice and call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook today!

Commercial Cleaning in Old Saybrook

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, trust SERVPRO of Old Saybrook to professionally clean your commercial property. Whether you have an odor problem, need deep cleaning for your flooring or carpets, or your air ducts need some attention, you can depend on SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT to get the job done right the first time. Our team is the fastest and most qualified restoration company for all of your commercial cleaning needs.

We’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to service your commercial property. We can handle any size commercial job – nothing is too large! If you have any need for commercial cleaning, give us a call for a free quote today. SERVPRO of Old Saybrook is here for you!

How to prepare your commercial property for disaster

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Our team at SERVPRO of Old Saybrook can tell you A LOT about the disasters we’ve helped to clean up. But, what many people don’t realize is that we can also tell you a lot about preparing for disasters. In fact, we’re so eager to ensure you’re prepared that we will come out to your commercial building and complete a free emergency readiness profile for you! We’ll tag all the main shutoffs in the building for you and help you to identify and record all your emergency contacts – including us! In times of emergency, simple knowledge like where the main water shut off is can go a long way.  If you’re interested in this program, give us a call today for a free emergency ready profile!

Old Saybrook Commercial Damage

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Dealing with any sort of water, mold, sewage, fire, etc. job in a commercial building is a disaster for property owners. Huge buildings mean huge damage, the insurance claim process can be hard to navigate, and of course, your building isn’t functioning as it should! Luckily, you don’t have to face commercial property damage alone; SERVPRO of Old Saybrook is here to help!

No matter how large your commercial disaster is, you can feel rest assured our team can handle it. We have the equipmentmanpower, and dedication to tackle any size commercial disaster. Though its easy to panic when disasters arise, remembering to call the experts is a key step. Call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook to make your commercial disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Who to Call? Commercial Damage Old Saybrook, CT

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Old Saybrook commercial property owners deal with a lot! . Being a commercial property owner comes with a lot of responsibility. One of the greatest responsibilities is keeping your building in great shape. However, things do happen. When dis/aster strikes, you need to be prepared. The last thing you want to do when your building is flooding is ask “Who should I call to help?” You should already know!

Call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook to help you with your commercial disaster. We’re experts in commercial water, sewage, fire, mold, and bio-hazard damage. That means, no matter what kind of disaster you’re dealing with, our team is the best to handle it! No matter the disaster, SERVPRO of Old Saybrook will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Prevent Frozen Water Pipes in Your Old Saybrook Commercial Property

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Prevent Frozen Water Pipes in Your Old Saybrook Commercial Property

Water utilities are responsible for water pipes and service lines that connect to your home at the curb, but not pipes located on your property. The most vulnerable areas include those outside of the home, and water supply lines in unheated areas like basements, attics, and kitchen cabinets. Help protect your pipes from potential damage by following these steps:

  • Wrap exposed pipes with insulation; even newspaper will help.
  • Ensure water meter vault covers are not cracked. If the meter is installed outside the home, it is housed inside a covered vault. Check to be sure that the vault cover is secure; otherwise, the meter may freeze.
  • Eliminate cold air sources near water lines by repairing broken windows, insulating walls, closing off crawl spaces and getting rid of drafts near doors.
  • If your home does not have indoor shut-off valves for your outdoor spigots, winterize them by purchasing insulation kits, also referred to as domes or caps.
  • Know the location of your main water shut-off valve. If a pipe freezes or bursts, shut the water off immediately. Don’t try to thaw frozen pipes unless water is shut off, as freezing can often cause unseen cracks in pipes or joints. Call a licensed plumber to thaw frozen pipes.
  • When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing. Customers should implement wise water use practices and collect the running water for later use.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
  • Have a friend, relative or neighbor regularly check your property if you are going to be away from home for more than a few days to ensure that the heat is working and the pipes have not frozen.

In Case if you need help with Water Damage Cleaning and Restoration, Contact SERVPRO of Old Saybrook on 800-734-3213

Fire Safety Checklist for Small Business Owners

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Safety Checklist for Small Business Owners

Every commercial building should take fire prevention seriously, but small businesses tend to have more at stake than other companies. Small business owners rely on their business’s ability to function, and a fire in their building can lead to devastating circumstances. While not every fire can be prevented, there’s a long checklist of ways to ensure your business is as safe as possible from fire risks.

Fire Protection Systems

Fire protection systems are crucial in every business, especially fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and a commercial fire sprinkler system. Requirements vary for different areas and buildings, but the typical requirement is that every 3,000 square feet of area need a fire extinguisher. There are also different types of fire extinguishers used for various purposes, so every business owner should know which fire extinguisher is right for their specific business.

For restaurant owners, an automatic fire suppression system is also crucial, as over half of all restaurant fires involve cooking equipment. The system automatically dispenses chemicals to suppress a cooking fire and will shut down the fuel or electric supply to other cooking equipment in the kitchen when activated.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Old Saybrook

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Old Saybrook

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO because we have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your commercial fire damage emergency. We will respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion—getting your property business-ready.

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. Learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Services.

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We are available throughout New Jersey 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying.

Safety in the work place.

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Safety in the work place.

The rate of slips, trips and falls at workplace is higher in the winter than spring and summer, for some obvious reasons. Firstly, there’s a lack of daylight, and obstacles and obstructions can be easily missed in the shadows outside. There’s much more precipitation carried indoors causing wet and slippery floors, and of course there are the freezing temperatures outside which lead to compacted snow.

Every winter, hospital accident & emergency centres are filled with people who have broken their arms, legs and hips slipping on the ice, so paying extra attention to slip, trip and fall hazards when the weather turns means significantly reducing the risk of employee injuries.

Good lighting goes a long way to preventing slips and trips, indoors and out. The falling cost and incredible energy efficiency of LED lighting system makes it very economical to add extra illumination almost anywhere.

Building entrances can quickly become slippery, especially with smooth floors, as staff enter the building with water and mud on their shoes, so a series of absorbent mats at the entrance will do a great deal to reduce the slippery area to a minimum. It’s important to ensure you choose mats with beveled edges, to avoid creating a trip hazard in place of a slip hazard.

Keeping a careful eye on the weather will alert you to potentially freezing or frosty conditions, and a little advance warning will simplify measures to prevent slips and falls.

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

Commercial Fire Restoration in Old Saybrook

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Restoration in Old Saybrook

Being in the industry, SERVPRO of Old Saybrook understand the importance of what fire damage does to your business. We also realize that we need to commence and complete the treatments quickly and efficiently. We are there to support you through the process to ensure that you back on your feet as soon as possible.

While the firemen or public adjusters will walk you through the damage, you should leave everything in place so that no further damage may occur and to allow SERVPRO to conduct our process.

We are certified!!

SERVPRO of Old Saybrook has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about SERVPRO of Old Saybrook training and certifications.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Commercial Building Cleaning Services in Old Saybrook, CT

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Cleaning Services in Old Saybrook, CT

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available throughout Connecticut 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT located in East Haven to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

What To Expect When You Are Expecting A Contractor?

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

What To Expect When You Are Expecting A Contractor?

It’s spring, which means that it feels like it's time for some remodeling—perhaps sprucing up the kitchen or upgrading the bathroom.

Homeowners who have put off projects are now feeling more confident about the economy, beginning to spend more freely. Before you jump on the renovation bandwagon, here are a few things you need to know…

Know What You Want

As the client, you are the one driving the process. Before speaking with Contractors, spend time thinking about your goals for the project -- what it might look like, the amenities you want, and so on. If you don't know how to translate your goals into specific features or products, hire a design-build firm that can offer that service too.

Why Contractor Quotes Vary Drastically

Contractors cannot offer a correct fixed price because there are too many unknowns about the job, so try to eliminate as many of the unknowns as possible. For example, have them open up a wall to examine the skeleton of your house where the add-ons would happen.

Request to define the project specs to include only what he expects to do with the mutual understanding that if additional work is needed, you will get a change order — a written mini-bid for new work after the project has been started. This is common in the construction industry and it is the reason quotes vary by thousands of dollars. The cheapest quote also means they are not being conscientious of the realities that may come later to blow your budget when you were not prepared for unexpected expense(s).

Costs for all of the various elements of the job should include:

  • Demolition and hauling trash
  • Framing
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical work
  • HVAC
  • Tiling and floor covering installations
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Drywall and painting
  • Finish carpentry
  • Clean up

Contractors will often give you a fixed bid, but some work may be on a "cost plus" basis, charging you for materials, time/labor, and an administrative or overhead fee for their time managing those aspect of your project. “Cost plus” is sometimes a legitimate alternative, but it should have a cap or some provision to contain cost overruns that exceed your max budget.

Reputation Has More Value Than Price
Reputable and therefore trustworthy Contractors in trade locally for five or ten years will have an established network of subcontractors and suppliers in the area and a local reputation to uphold. That makes them a safer choice.

Ask for a business card with a real street address, not just a post office box, and get references from one or two early projects and some current customers. This will help you verify consistency and honor.

You should also vet their background by verifying their credentials and insist on a detailed contract before making a hiring decision.

Personality Is Prettier Than Price

You’re going to be spending a lot of time with this contractor, so when you make your decision, think about whether you feel comfortable with their personality, background, methods, and communication skills. Is everyone clear about the project at hand and on the same page? If not, you could end up disappointed, frustrated, and possibly out several thousand dollars beyond what you budgeted for.

Set Job Site Boundaries

Let the company know you expect routine precautions. Also, establish some ground rules about parking, bathroom use, smoking, and other issues that might concern you.

Have A Resolution Strategy

Any contractor you hire will become part of your life for at least the duration of the project. Make sure you pick someone with whom you can communicate, and trust your gut if first impressions leave you feeling uneasy. Reputable professionals will insist on clear written agreements in order to protect both parties.

During initial meetings, ask how unexpected issues or differences might be handled. This can include change orders (these should always be in writing, with cost issues directly noted) or more serious disputes, such as unintended damage or a failure to meet legal or reasonable standards.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services in Old Saybrook, CT

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services in Old Saybrook, CT

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT offers fast, 24 hour emergency services, 365 days per year.

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

No Job Is Too Large

We are available throughout Connecticut 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

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Commercial Cleaning Service in Old Saybrook, CT

5/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Service in Old Saybrook, CT

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

 Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available throughout Connecticut 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

Commercial Mold Remediation in Old Saybrook, CT

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Remediation in Old Saybrook, CT

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation because mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Old Saybrook professionals can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, the crew will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

We are available throughout Connecticut 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. Plus, we are your business’s best resource for mold remediation.