Recent Commercial Posts

Faced With Sewage Damage To Your Business?

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

cables wall outlet Be sure to unplug all electronic devices after a sewage disaster.

Coming into work Monday morning to find sewage damage in your business or commercial property can be frightening and disgusting. You may be tempted to throw in the towel, but you'll need to be alert throughout the entire sewer cleanup process! Specific steps need to be followed if your sewage disaster is more than a simple floor leak. While SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County professionals can do the cleaning for you, there are three procedures you execute if you encounter sewage damage in your business.

  1. Address The Electronics

The first step you should take is eliminating any safety hazards near the sewer backup, specifically electronic devices. Without coming in contact with the sewage, all items or devices that run on electricity need to be turned off or unplugged as soon as possible! Surrounding areas could become hazardous if the water touches one of these items. Below is a brief list of devices to be mindful of in a business or commercial property setting:

  • Computers/Laptops
  • Chargers
  • Video Equipment
  • Office Printers
  • Lobby/Breakroom Televisions
  1. Create Ventilation: Open Windows

After a sewage disaster, it does not take long before mold begins to grow and is discovered. To avoid additional damage to your business or commercial property, airing out your space is essential! Additionally, the fresh air reduces some of the unruly smell from sewage backflow and moisture in the air. 

  1. Remove Endangered Items

All items that have come into contact with sewage should be left to the professionals to clean and disinfect. For all restorable items, SERVPRO professionals can properly sanitize and return them to your business. If the sewage water is continually leaking, it is wise to remove non-contaminated items from the affected area so no additional property is lost. 

The sewer cleanup process at your business or commercial property will go smoother if you remember and execute these three steps! Knowing what you can do to help immediately following a sewage backflow could help save your business money and restoration time. When SERVPRO restoration experts arrive, relay everything you know about the situation. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible! Sewage damage is never pretty, but with SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County, it does not have to be debilitating for your business!

How To Prevent Secondary Damages To Your Commercial Property

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

When commercial owners don't notice a water intrusion immediately or fail to fix minor initial water issues, properties can develop secondary complications. Structural deterioration or black mold affects the water and can cause severe and costly damage. Property owners in West Tennessee should understand why secondary damage is so concerning and how to avoid these complications.

  1. Lack of Attention Leads to Mold

Fungal spores, or decomposers, are all around us. However, they become a problem for property owners when they come into contact with water. Liquid feeds the microbes, encouraging them to reproduce and triggers growth. The following conditions create the perfect environment for microbes to spread and demand attention… 

  • Lingering Puddles
  • Plumbing Leaks or Drips
  • Damp, Dark Cabinets or Closets
  • Flooding
  • High Humidity Levels

Address these issues as soon as possible to help prevent secondary damages from starting.

  1. Secondary Issues May Appear First

Signs of hidden moisture are typically only revealed after it penetrates through materials. Peeling paint, warped flooring, discoloration, spots, and musty odors are all early indicators of black mold.

In many situations, leaks occur out of sight in crawl spaces. Certified SERVPRO Mold Remediation Specialists can investigate the situation, and tackle the cleanup and remediation process.

  1. Focus on Drying and Gutting

Dealing with secondary damage can be a time-consuming process and requires patience. To prevent future property complications, the remediation and restoration process should be thorough. SERVPRO Professionals…

  • Extract as much moisture as possible.
  • Monitor dampness using a moisture reader.
  • Place SERVPRO dehumidifiers to pull out the humidity from walls, floors, the air, and objects around the clock. 
  • Remove drenched items.
  • Perform flood cuts on the drywall below the water lines.
  • Toss contaminated carpeting and non-salvageable items.

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County can help protect your commercial property from these secondary harms. The longer you wait to call, the greater the chance is to experience additional property loss.

Commercial Fire Restoration

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

Several steps need to take place for a successful recovery post-fire, and so a commercial property can get back to business as soon as possible. Specifically, businesses that serve the public need to ensure that there are no safety hazards.

To rid a business of all fire evidence, commercial fire damage services are crucial. SERVPRO technicians pass intense training to tackle any size clean-up you may need and bring the property to a ready state for normal daily operations. Technicians are trained to handle water damage from sprinkler systems and smoke residues in the structure or damaged areas.

Odors can permeate upholstered and carpet. Surfaces may also have a covering of soot. Until these areas and items receive a deep cleaning with professional solutions, the odors can remain and potentially spread.

SERVPRO eradicates these odors through the use of:

  • Content Containment
  • Immersion Cleaning
  • Specialized Equipment For Odor Control
  • Absorption & Professional Surface Cleaning Agents 

Call SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County at 731-423-9944. We offer expert commercial fire damage restoration to businesses and are confident that we can make your disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Loss Levels

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County is “Faster to any size disaster,” including large commercial losses. Our goal is to provide the best services possible for our commercial customers. SERVPRO serves commercial buildings such as warehouses, retail stores, and schools. 

Size is the key factor that is considered for a commercial loss. Typically, commercial losses are much larger than the average 2,392 square foot home. For example, a warehouse or factory can be in the hundreds of thousands of square feet. To further explain the different size categories of commercial losses, they are divided into three levels.

Commercial Level 1

Level 1 is considered a relatively small loss. Most level one cases are small retail locations, daycare facilities, small churches, or stand-alone offices.

Commercial Level 2

Level 2 is considered a substantial mid-sized loss. Examples of buildings that might fall under a level 2 size loss are mid-sized churches, schools, manufacturing facilities, small shopping centers, and multi-family properties.

Commercial Level 3

Level 3 is considered an extremely large loss. Examples of a level 3 commercial loss are large schools, hospitals, churches, universities, large warehouses, and manufacturing facilities. 

It takes a specialized restoration company to handle a level 2 loss or higher. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County professionals are certified and highly trained to handle any size commercial building. Over the years, SERVPRO of Jackson Crockett County has completed numerous large commercial losses. We are also fully equipped and on standby to assist you with our 24/7 Emergency Response Services. You can count on us! We are your local cleanup, restoration, and construction experts.

Commercial Building Upkeep

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

Crew Carpet Cleaning Our SERVPRO Professional's cleaning carpet for a local commercial office.

Spring cleaning is just around the corner! After a long, cold winter, bacteria and other unwanted germs can start to pile up, not only in residential homes but in commercial buildings as well! A thorough commercial cleaning creates a safe place for employees to work and a more welcoming environment for potential customers! Below is a list of indoor commercial cleaning tips that can help your commercial building feel as good as new! 

Indoor Commercial Cleaning Tips For… 

  • Dusting & Sanitizing
    • Although dusting and sanitizing are things typically done year-round, there is never a wrong time to dust those out of sight - out of mind, difficult to reach places, and wipe down those high touched surfaces! 
  • Flooring & Carpets
    • Foot traffic in and out of commercial buildings can leave behind a trail of dirt and grime. Carpets, in particular, show signs of debris build-up fast. Investing in a highly rated vacuum cleaner can help your carpet last longer and prevent further wear and tear over time.
    • Purchasing strong cleaning products for tile or hardwood floors can also increase the longevity of your flooring. Thorough cleaning by professional carpet and floor cleaners is a great way to kick off the year and give your floors that extra shine and a new look!   
  • Reorganization
    • At the start of every year, these two office upkeep tasks can help keep any office feeling fresh and clean. The first step is consolidating files from the previous year and placing them in an area that is easily accessible. This process will make information quick to locate and account for if anything might arise from last year’s business.
    • The second step is to reorganize the office entirely. Hopefully, this is something that can be done periodically throughout the year. Tidying up an office can bring a breath of fresh air to the workplace, and a change of scenery is always a great way to keep a refreshing work environment! Varying types of cleaning processes are needed depending on your type of business. If you have any questions or need assistance, SERVPRO can help!

Commercial Covid Cleanings

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County offers a variety of professional cleaning services! Two of these services include Preventative and Confirmed Commercial Covid Cleanings!

Preventative commercial covid cleanings typically include regularly scheduled cleanings to help prevent the potential spread of Covid-19 in the workplace. If there has been a confirmed Covid case at your place of business, our SERVPRO cleaning professionals will arrive equipped and quickly to disinfect the contaminated areas.

We sanitize commercial businesses for Covid and other illnesses such as Feline and Canine Coronavirus, E.coli, Rotavirus, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, and Swine Flu with our proprietary hospital-grade disinfectant, SERVPROXIDE™. This unique SERVPRO product is registered with the EPA and given the lowest EPA toxicity rating.

SERVPRO Professionals apply this product to all high-touched surfaces. These areas include but are not limited to wiping down computer keyboards, other computer accessories, office chairs, conference rooms, bathrooms, keypads, locker rooms, door handles, cafeterias, forklifts, break rooms, and vending machines. This product is not only used to wipe down high-touched surfaces but is utilized as an electrostatic fog spray for an even more thorough application inside buildings as well. 

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County is “Here To Help” and cares about the well-being of its customers. If your place of business has a confirmed Covid case or is interested in taking further preventative measures, call SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County today at 731-423-9944.


10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Over the years, SERVPRO has helped commercial buildings like schools, hospitals, apartment complexes, nursing homes, and hotels with many restoration services. Most recently, we responded to a substantial water loss at a hotel. A sprinkler head in a suite became damaged, setting off the fire alarm and triggering the sprinkler systems. As the sprinkler system showered the rooms, it soaked into the walls and damaged twelve rooms, three floors, and the majority of a side stairwell.

Our SERVPRO team was on site quickly, placing furniture on blocks to prevent further damage, extracting the pools of water left behind from the sprinkler system, and calculating our equipment placement. Our equipment was designed and strategically placed in the affected areas for the most effective drying results. This specific process also removes offensive odors, moisture, and humidity from the affected areas.

SERVPRO is “Faster To Any Size Disaster,” with our emergency services available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week! If you are a hotel manager and find yourself in a similar, unfortunate situation, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! We understand that guest’s comfort and satisfaction are your top concern. Our mission is to make it "Like it never even happened," for you and your guests! 

The Domino Effect

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

red bin fire "Faster to any size disaster!"

Our experienced team at SERVPRO has served our local community for over 30 years by being "Faster to any size disaster"! During the past 30 years, we have seen a great deal of damage to commercial facilities. Mold, fire, smoke, soot, humidity, and water are just a few of the disasters we restore for our customers. In particular, fire and water disasters are two of our most common restorations. They are more common because these two losses often go hand in hand and cause a domino effect.

For example, we responded to a dry cleaner’s urgent call after a pile of recently dried clothes melted a large clothes bin, causing it to catch fire in his warehouse. Thankfully, the fire was detected, and the sprinkler system was activated, containing the fire and preventing it from consuming the rest of the facility. What was left behind was a great deal of damage and soot, but that is not all! Water from the sprinkler system had traveled throughout the entire facility, causing massive pools of water and drywall damage!

Our SERVPRO team quickly jumped into action by using our special equipment and certified cleaning expertise! Not only did we remove all of the standing water and smoke, but we also restored the drywalls to their previous condition. We used the dehumidifier to remove the lingering humidity leftover from the water damage as well! No matter the size of your disaster or loss, know that SERVPRO is always willing to help you make your disaster "Like it never even happened."

Spring is HERE!

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

Spring is here and that means it is time for SPRING CLEANING!!!!! Growing up I remember always having to do spring cleaning at home. This was when we packed up all of our winter clothes except for a few sweaters and brought down all of your spring and summer clothes get them all clean and organized and then you cleaned the house from top to bottom. “White glove clean” is what we like to say.

With your business it can be very similar, we receive many calls in the spring to come and “spring clean” facilities. While January is the start of the year it is always nice to get everything clean and tidy when the temperatures start to warm up. Call us today to schedule your free cleaning estimate. We even do ducts.

Spring Cleaning Your Business

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County works with many commercial businesses for water, sewer and biohazard clean up. One thing we also do is a deep general clean. Everyone loves a good Spring Clean even commercial businesses.

Many commercial businesses have been calling for deep cleanings to be scheduled. We have been cleaning rafters, walls, ducts, ceilings, etc. We can wipe away all evidence of 2020 and its craziness. SERVPRO holds itself to the highest of standard of clean.

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County hopes that you will trust us and give us a call to help clean up your business. We will gladly give you a FREE estimate and walk you through the entire process that is catered to your needs.

Call us today 731-423-9944

When It Rains It Pours

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

We are so blessed to have gotten so many calls when we had the freeze back in February 2021. We were able to help so many business and homeowners. One call that stands out was a local business that was surprisingly the first call during the storm. We received the call that a pipe in the ceiling had burst. They had turned off the water but the pressure in the line had caused so much damage. They thought they had the pipe fixed and turned the water back on and a different spot burst from where it had frozen while the water was off. They had a huge mess. The temperatures had been so low that this happen 4 times all because the water kept freezing in the line because we had to turn the water off. The entire office had been wet at one point or another. We knew just how stressful that situation was of the business but we were so happy that they trusted us to just keep working even if the water just kept coming. Our goal is “Like it never even happened,” even if it feels like it will never stop. 

What Is Considered Commercial?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

When people talk about commercial jobs I use to just think that was factories and places like that. I never thought of commercial being hospitals and clinics. But it makes sense. 

We have been so lucky to have really great relationships with various local businesses, hospitals, and clinics. Being able to work with so many clinics and hospitals is such an honor. We have many IICRC Certifications which hold us to a very high standard when it comes to cleanliness and restoration. 

In our business, you cannot cut corners. Cutting corners could lead to further damage or future problems. We are the best in our industry because we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. This is why we are trusted my many hospitals and clinics who have a reputation for being very clean places.

Hotels have water damages too.

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

In the past few months more and more hotels have been calling us for many of their needs. These needs range from carpet and tile cleaning to water losses on a new construction and everywhere in between. 

Recently, a contractor left a water valve open on a new construction. This cause water to affect all 5 floors of this hotel. Luckily, they called us and we were able to get there ASAP. We were able to save much of the new materials because they acted so fast in calling us. They didn’t try to do it themselves to “save money.” They waited for us to get there to make our evaluation and start our process. 

Many people try to start the water mitigation themselves and that they don’t realize is that they could be costing themselves more money in the long run. 

Best advice for a water damage

  1. Get the leak stopped, sometimes you need a plumber.
  2. If there are electrical outlets affected you will need to turn off the power.
  3. Turn off the water if the water damage is from a water line in your home. 
  4. Always avoid the puddles of water as you could fall and or they could be electrically charged.

Are you Certified: SERVPRO CLEANED?

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Since covid-19 started many commercial companies have been working hard to protect their employees with a recurring cleaning schedule with us through our “Certified: SERVPRO CLEANED” program. We have done places from large industry factories to small local offices. We take pride and care in each individual job as if it was for our own families. 

We understand that during these uncertain times that it can be very scary. Luckily, we are here to help. Our product is EPA-Certified, hospital-grade disinfectant. It is safe on food prepping areas.

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County is committed to helping you feel safe in your home or business. Call us today for your free quote. We can get you scheduled same day or next day.

Water Damage Doesn't Have to Ruin Productivity

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

When water damages happen in our homes it can be very inconvenient but when they happen at our jobs it can be even more stressful. SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County tries to help get your business back to working order as soon as possible. We understand you not only have to worry about getting your business back on track but also the fact of not wanting to have your employees out of work. That’s why we make it our goal to work quickly and diligently. We are here 24/7 to make sure your business never has to wait until morning to start the restoration process.

Because You Always Matter

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Many commercial businesses are calling.

The phones are ringing off the hook.

We love it so much! We love putting you first. We are cleaning so many Police Departments, Hospitals, Industrial Facilities, the list goes on and on. We are so glad so many people trust us to help clean their facilities during their very uncertain time. 

We are all scared since we don’t understand covid-19. There isn’t much information on this virus but scientists are learning each and everyday more and more. We appreciate each and every person and business that is trusting us during this time. We know that even during times like this you still need someone to be able to be there for you, not only for cleaning but for water, storm, and fire losses and restoration. 

At SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County we are still here for you. 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are so thankful for all of our customers. Call us for your free, no obligation quote today. Ducting cleanings, mold, water damage, strange odors, proactive/preventative covid-19 cleanings, call us. We can do it all. Locally owned and operated for over 28 years. We don’t just want to satisfy people, our goal is to “Create a happy customer.”

Commercial Cleaning

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to commercial cleanings, it’s not something anyone takes lightly. People who work in these environments are typically in close proximity to one another during their work hours. Right now with it being flu season along with covid-19 going around it’s hard for these people to social distance. That’s why the fogging we do is so important. We care about your employees' health as much as you do. At SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County we work quickly and efficiently so your crew can get back to work quicker. We work closely with you to make sure you are getting what you want and so that we are explaining every detail precisely. We always want our customers to feel heard during this process. We have highly trained professionals who know the latest techniques and best strategies when it comes to cleaning your office or commercial building. Our products are hospital grade and EPA-approved. The CDC recommends cleaning high-touch surfaces such as counters, tables, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and computers. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving
  • Counters
  • Carpets/Rugs
  • Handrails
  • Elevators
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County can help you and your business get back to doing what you do best. Call us today for your commercial cleaning.

We Are Customer Focused So You Can Focus On Your Customers

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Customer We are focused on YOU!

In the day and age we live in people are all about the rush and wanting quality but in a quick way. We can get on the internet and find an answer instantly, you can order an entire meal for the whole family and it be brought out to you in 3 minutes or less, we can order our groceries online and have the brought out to our cars. The list goes on and on. 

When it comes to our businesses we want the same instant treatment. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. You call a plumber and have to wait hours or even days, the cable company is the same way. After a disaster you can’t just wait forever as it will interfere with your flow of business. 

Thankfully, our quick response time is only one of the reasons why we are the best in the business. We focus on getting to you and your business back to the way it was before your loss quickly, professionally, and in the best quality. We work hard to avoid costly downtime, so you can resume normal business functions. SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County has the latest industry-approved techniques and equipment to help save you time and money. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That’s why we are here for you.

Sprinkler Malfunction in Your Jackson Boutique

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

water damage store Water clean up in your Jackson boutique doesn't have to feel completely devistating. We can help get your back to normal.

We all know false alarms happen. Typically false alarms are harmless, but there are times when it’s not so harmless. A false alarm, such as a sprinkler system, could cause significant water damage to your clothing store.

Fire sprinklers are great to have installed in your business and they typically can get you a discount on your insurance. But an accidental trigger cause the sprinklers to go off can spew impressive amount of water since they are designed to put out a fire. Even if only one or two of the sprinklers turned on, they can soak clothing, accessories, furniture, and accessories in just a matter of minutes. By the time these sprinklers get turned off it is likely your store would be in need of professional help.

Keep your business open and being able to go along with business as usual is exactly what we would want to help as best we can. SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County would come in and section off the water damaged area. At SERVPRO we work with you on what your business plan is. We can work out of sight and try not to disrupt your business flow or we can even work after hours. We strive to be as unintrusive as possible to your business while still returning your store to preload condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC-certified and are skilled in knowing how to deal with your water damage. Depended on the water damage to your merchandise and store front, we can try to remediate the damage as swiftly as possible. We understand your business needs to be back to normal in a timely fashion and we strive to do just that.

Once SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County arrives to your business, we would investigate where the water is coming from and why and then employ the most effective drying technique for your loss. We can use a wall cavity ventilation system to usher dry air between walls. We can also use refrigerant dehumidifiers to dry out carpets in the store and axial fans to assist in creating a moisture-free environment. 

Don’t wait to call SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County. We can take your call day or night. Let us help you get back, “Like it never even happened.”

Are You Prepared For Disaster?

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

are your ready desk calendar It's only too late after a disaster. Let us help you get ready.

As humans our first instinct is to think, “That will never happen here,” “That will never happen to me/us,” “We don’t have to worry about that because…”

Incidents happen every day, wether we think it could happen to us or not. As many as 50% of businesses close down after a disaster. Pre-planning can serve as peace of mind.

SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business can minimize business interruption. Having an immediate plan of action and knowing what to do and expect is key to timely mitigation. Having a plan in place will minimize how water or fire can affect your business.

  • FREE

This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value and service at no cost.

  • An accurate and concise Profile Document 

Only contains critical information needed in the event of an emergency. Takes little time to complete. Saves tons of time if ever needed.

  • A guide to help get you back into your building following a disaster.

Minimizing the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate action plan.

  • Establishes SERVPRO Jackson/Crockett County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

You have a team behind your disaster that is an industry leader and local.

  • Identifies the chain of command for authorizing work to begin.

Saving time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which saves your business time and money.

  • Provides important details about the facility such as, shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Our team will have quick references to what to do, how to do it, and who to call, providing solutions in advance of an emergency.

Are you “Ready for whatever happens?”

Coronavirus (COVID-19) And What We Can Do To Help You

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

here to help Let SERVPRO of Jackson/Corckett County help you clean your home or business.

Unless you live under a rock you have heard about the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. We know from the media this virus is contagious. At this point the best way to stay healthy is prevention and taking precautionary steps. 

SERVPRO professionals are highly trained in the highest of cleaning and sanitation standards. While SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County does not claim to prevent coronavirus, we at SERVPRO perform clean up and bioremediation in accordance with guidelines put out by the CDC and local authorities. SERVPROXIDE, is an EPA-certified, hospital grade disinfectant that has shown to be effective against similar viruses on hard, non-porous surfaces. We have successfully tested this product against many other viruses that are similar to the coronavirus, but currently we have not tested any product against this particular strand of the virus. While proactive cleaning does not protect again future possible contamination, it is also helpful to know that any virus can live on hard, non-porous surfaces for a few days if not cleaned and sanitized properly.

We have a few helpful tips to help try to keep you safe and healthy during this pandemic:

- Always wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. (Sing Happy Birthday in your head or out loud whatever you feel comfortable with. Just because this is a pandemic doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun)

- Wear gloves if you are out in public and want to take extra precaution. (especially at places you serve yourself)

- Keep your hands off your face. By touching our faces we are making it easier for the virus to find it’s way into our mouths.

- Don’t eat or drink after anyone.

- Stay away from highly crowded or populated areas.

- Clean all surfaces in your home or work station. (hard surfaces- countertops, toilets, showers, etc. soft surfaces- couches, carpets, bedding, etc.)

We at SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County are here to help you minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning! We are the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration. Call 731-423-9944 to see how we can help clean your home or business.

Protecting Your Business from Tornadoes

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

Tornado season is upon us once again. We often think about securing our homes but many business owners don't have a tornado plan for their business. SERVPRO cares about your home AND business. Here are some tips offered by the Environmental Protection Agency on how to back up your business on-site records.

Most businesses keep on-site records and files (both hardcopy and electronic) that are essential to normal operations. Some businesses also store raw materials and product inventory. The loss of essential records, files, and other materials during a disaster is commonplace and can not only add to your damage costs but also delay your return to normal operations. The longer your business is not operating, the more likely you are to lose customers permanently to your competitors. To reduce your vulnerability, determine which records, files, and materials are most important; consider their vulnerability to damage during different types of disasters (such as floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes) and take steps to protect them, including the following:

  • Raising computers above the flood level and moving them away from large windows
  • Moving heavy and fragile objects to low shelves Storing vital documents (plans, legal papers, etc.) in a secure off-site location
  • Regularly backing up vital electronic files (such as billing and payroll records and customer lists) and storing backup copies in a secure off-site location
  • Securing equipment that could move or fall during an earthquake
  • Prior to hurricanes, cover or protect vital documents and electrical equipment from potential wind driven rain, which may breech the building envelope through windows, doors, or roof systems.

BENEFITS OF UTILIZING THIS MITIGATION STRATEGY Helps to prevent the loss of essential business records and files, and protects raw materials and product inventory Helps a quick return to normal business operations Helps to prevent the loss of customers to competitors.

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County is faster to any size disaster. You can reach our professionals at (731) 423-9944, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Important Tips to Protect our Business Records

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

Here some more helpful tips on keeping your business secure ahead of a tornado. Keep these points in mind when protecting your business records and inventory:

  • Make sure you are aware of the details of your flood insurance and other hazard insurance policies, specifically which items and contents are covered and under what conditions. For example, if you have a home business, you may need two flood insurance policies, a home policy and a separate business policy, depending on the percentage of the total square footage of your house that is devoted to business use. Check with your insurance agent if you have questions about any of your policies.
  • When you identify equipment susceptible to damage, consider the location of the equipment. For example, equipment near a hot water tank or pipes could be damaged if the pipes burst during an earthquake, and equipment near large windows could be damaged during hurricanes.
  • Assign disaster mitigation duties to your employees. For example, some employees could be responsible for securing storage bins and others for backing up computer files and delivering copies to a secure location.
  • You may want to consider having other offices of your company or a contractor perform some administrative duties, such as maintaining payroll records or providing customer service.
  • Estimate the cost of repairing or replacing each essential piece of equipment in your business. Your estimates will help you assess your vulnerability and focus your efforts.
  • For both insurance and tax purposes, you should maintain written and photographic inventories of all important materials and equipment. The inventory should be stored in a safety deposit box or other secure location.
  • Periodically evaluate the building envelope to make sure that wind and water are not able to penetrate the building. Do regular maintenance and repairs to maintain the strength of the building envelope.

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett Count is faster to any size disaster. You can reach their professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (731) 423-9944.

ERP's - Making Business Owner's Breathe Easier During a Disaster

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

National Emergency Preparedness Month has just past but that doesn't mean you can't make preparedness top of mind now in October! We might not  be in the path of a hurricanes like Florence but earthquakes and tornadoes are natural disasters this area has experienced - we all need to have a plan.

And although natural disasters are very scary. Experts estimate that only 5% of the disasters affecting businesses are caused by nature.

Man-made disasters have the ability to cause as much damage and be as scary. A pipe burst or a fire could happen to anyone anytime.

“Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead But You Can.”

40% of businesses never recover after a disaster. The majority of business that do survive already had a preparedness plan.

Have you heard of SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) app? This app is really convenient for businesses or churches because it would help them get ready for any sized disaster. And Its free of charge!

Our ERP is designed to be a “snapshot” of each building owned or managed by a business. It provides critical information needed for emergency preparation.

The key to mitigation is knowing in advance :

• What to do

• Who to call

• What to expect

The app has information and pictures. Dustin, Jackson’s Marketing Representative, would go to your business and find this information for you. You just have to download the app for free and gain access to it. You could also receive this information printed or by email.

If you are a business owner, call Jessica, if not talk to your employer or your church and make sure they have an emergency plan. If they need help, we can help them for free.

Let’s explain our app:

• Overview -  Location / Parking

• Building Access

• Utility contacts & Shut off

• Emergency & Key Contacts

With this plan, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.

For us, it is important that you are “Ready for whatever happens”.

Dustin Murdock 
(731) 423-9944

Recovering Your Business from Water Damage

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Jackson/Crockett County 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 Jackson/Crockett County

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County 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.

Restoring Your Jackson/Crockett County Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Jackson/Crockett County 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 Jackson/Crockett County

SERVPRO of Jackson/Crockett County 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.