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SERVPRO Specializes in Fort Worth Commercial Restoration and Reconstruction

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

fort worth commercial restoration and reconstruction Our team of professionals at SERVPRO of Fort Worth is here to support you in your commercial restoration and reconstruction project.

Any disruption of business comes at a cost. For every hour your business is shut down because of damage to your facilities, you lose revenue and your workers lose hourly pay. Fort Worth SERVPRO understands how every precious second counts until your operations are stabilized. We leverage our decades of experience to get Fort Worth’s businesses up and running as soon as possible.

One way we save time and costs is to have one team handle various aspects of the recovery. Rather than hire several contractors and commercial services (which you will need to keep track of), hire just one commercial restoration and reconstruction company to handle it all!

Comprehensive Cleaning

Even if you have a cleaning staff, that’s not always enough to cope with emergency cleanup. Cleaning crews are limited on what they can do for a number of reasons such as set work hours, being unqualified to handle biohazard waste, etc.

In many cases, we can clean your facility from floor-to-ceiling in a fraction of the time than your cleaning crew. You need your cleaning staff for maintenance, but we’re here to support you for those urgent matters that may arise from time to time.

We clean all surfaces (floors, walls, and everything in between), HVAC systems, and perform mold remediation, and attend to COVID-19 exposure. Our goal is to leave it better than how we found it. 

Water Restoration

We use water to clean our hands, dishes, bathrooms, and so much more, but water does make a huge mess sometimes. Our team of water damage specialists know how to quickly assess a water damage situation and come up with the most efficient attack plan.

Water damage emergency management starts with finding the source of the problem. We work tirelessly to make sure no more water gets in to cause further damage. Next, we use high-powered extraction equipment to get every ounce of water out of your facility. We use forceful equipment and advanced drying techniques to rid your pace of any moisture.

We restore your facility to preloss condition be it a replacement of carpet, cleaning of soft goods in our Esporta wash system, or a reconstruction of construction material too soaked to save.

Among our very top priorities is making sure your facility is free of toxic mold. Mold begins to colonize within the first 48 hours of a flooding event, so we get to work to remove moisture so mold doesn’t have a chance to take root.

Fire Restoration

Fires are rare, but they come on unexpectedly and can decimate a structure in under an hour. Whether it’s a little bit of damage or a lot, fire damage restoration Fort Worth works best when a team of professionals can respond.

We work to remove all damaged objects and materials from the facility. Soot and smoke damage are removed from all surfaces with industrial-grade cleaners to remove all damage from the environment. We replace what can’t be salvaged with brand new materials through commercial reconstruction

Storms and Major Events

Many storms blow through North Texas, especially during the summer months. SERVPRO is ready to respond immediately to disasters caused by strong winds, flooding, tornadoes, and the rarer fire by lightning strike. Commercial water damage restoration and fire damage restoration action steps will be provided accordingly.

Contact SERVPRO For Your Commercial Property Restoration Needs

Whether it’s a one-time emergency or an ongoing issue, SERVPRO of Fort Worth is here to support our local businesses (read our testimonials). We work around the clock to work around your schedule to minimize interruption. Call us 24 hours a day, 365 days per year with your questions, or for a free estimate at (817) 589-1499.

Fort Worth Commercial Property Damage Restoration After Water Damages

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Fort Worth Commercial Property Damage Restoration When your commercial property floods, call the experts at SERVPRO of Fort Worth to get your business back to normal ASAP.

Every day you walk into a clean and dry workspace, but sometimes mishaps and emergencies happen that have you asking, “Where did we put the yellow caution signs?”  Fort Worth SERVPRO is here to clean up after any flooding or water damage event whether it’s from a plumbing problem or a natural disaster.

We understand that disruption of your operations easily leads to revenue loss. That’s why we’re always available to support businesses in Fort Worth, Texas get back to normal as soon as possible. Our team of IICRC Certified Technicians is on standby around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Fully Equipped

Buckets and mops can only handle so much. SERVPRO steps in with the best tools in the industry to make the space clean and dry faster and more thoroughly than can be done with consumer-grade supplies.

Step 1: Locate the Source of the Water Damage

If the source of the water damage has not yet been resolved, we are prepared to mitigate any further damage by solving the issue on the spot. We must make sure the water source is contained before we proceed with cleaning.

Being a full-service restoration team, we can do many repairs to plumbing, appliances, and other water systems. 

Step 2: Remove the Water

We evict gallons of water from your facility in no time by using powerful submersible pumps along with industrial-strength wet vacuums. Also at our disposal are truck-mounted and portable extraction units.

When the area is carpeted, we inspect it to see if it can be saved with our thorough drying process or if it needs to be replaced. The more carpet is soaked, the more likely it is that it should be replaced (especially when the padding is drenched). If not, mold and bacteria will move in and make your floors unsanitary.

Step 3: Complete Drying

Using high-powered fans and scientifically-proven drying techniques we make sure every ounce of moisture is eradicated. This is how we prevent secondary damage and stop mold from taking root. The last thing property owners want to deal with is ongoing mold and mildew problems.

To treat the space for lingering moisture, we use desiccants, moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters. We look for “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings with the aid of infrared cameras.

Step 4: Cleaning

Just because an area is completely dry doesn’t mean that it’s clean. We use EPA-registered industrial cleaners to disinfect and deodorize the entire affected area.

We’ll also monitor for biohazardous material that may have entered the premises by way of storm waters. We have the expertise and the appropriate personal protective equipment needed to approach hazardous waste so that you won’t have to.

As for fabrics such as drapes or furniture, we restore these to preloss condition using our upholstery cleaning expertise. Our Esporta Wash System is state of the art and cleans all soft goods to food-grade cleanliness.

Step 5: Reconstruction

Our goal with any job site is to make it, “Like it never even happened.” To save you money and the pain of loss, we work tirelessly to restore rather than replace, but sometimes materials are too warped or contaminated to salvage. No need to hire a contractor as our reconstruction team will replace construction and flooring with the closest matching materials available.

Call SERVPRO When Your Facility Floods

SERVPRO is here to support your business and get you back to normal ASAP with our full-service commercial Fort Worth water damage restoration services. We work around your schedule so you have minimal downtime. We even work directly with your insurance company on your behalf. Save our number and call us at (817) 589-1499 when you have a water damage emergency. 

24/7 Emergency Water Damage Restoration Services in Fort Worth

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

24 7 water damage emergency restoration Recieve 24/7 service with our Fort Worth team of experienced professionals. We will restore and repair water damage so you're back to normal ASAP!

Being in the restoration business for over 30 years, we’ve seen every kind of water damage you can imagine. Any space can become flooded within minutes, and there is only so much recovery you can do with a mop and bucket.

If you encounter water damage to your property we have one very important piece of advice: act quickly. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that secondary damage will develop such as toxic mold growth. 

Your Fort Worth SERVPRO is here to restore any size property to its original clean and dry condition.

Water Damage Timeline

How soon does damage happen after contact with water and moisture? It progresses faster than you may think.

Within The First Few Minutes

Water rushes through the space and rapidly saturates everything. Walls, flooring, upholstery, photos, documents, and personal belongings are now soaked and incur minor to severe damage.

Within 24 Hours

Water seems harmless most of the time, but it can severely damage things within a 24-hour cycle. 

  • Construction materials like drywall swell and deteriorate. 
  • Metal surfaces and electronics are altered. 
  • Wooden furniture swells and may crack. 
  • Dyes and inks on cloth or paper bleed and stain.

Between 48 Hours & 1 Week

The longer water saturates materials, the more damage incurs. 

  • Mold and mildew disseminate and cause a musty odor and reduced air quality. 
  • Wooden structures such as doors, window frames, and wall studs begin to swell and warp. 
  • Corrosion develops on metals and electronics. Furniture progresses with warping and mold growth. 
  • Wood flooring becomes misshapen with swelling and warping. Paint blisters and peels.
  • If the water has mixed with biohazardous material, the contamination worsens to make the living environment increasingly toxic.

In Excess of One Week

The extent of damage has now multiplied and restoration time and costs are likely to be significant as compared to the first day of the water damage event. In many cases, the environment is no longer structurally safe or healthy to dwell in.

Full-Service Restoration

SERVPRO’s Fort Worth water damage restoration process is all-inclusive, including reconstruction (when necessary). Our goal is always to make it, “Like it never even happened.” 

While no two property damage scenarios are alike, our team of IICRC Certified Technicians applies the same steps consistently to ensure we don’t miss a single detail of water damage recovery.

Our 6-Step Water Damage Restoration Process

Click each of the links below for details about each step of our comprehensive water damage recovery process.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 6: Restoration

Don’t Delay, Call SERVPRO of Fort Worth Today

Property owners in Fort Worth, Texas should know that the longer they wait to address water damage, the more costly it will be. If you wait several days you’ll have significant damage on your hands, and when you turn to your insurance company for help, they may deny your claim because you allowed secondary damage to happen.

SERVPRO works directly with your insurance company on your behalf to ensure that the recovery process is smooth and hassle-free. Call us at (817) 589-1499 with any questions you have and for free pricing.

SERVPRO is a Reputable Company for Fort Worth Damage Restoration

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills - image of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal on window SERVPRO is one of the top-recognized brands in the damage restoration industry.

These days, people are smarter than ever about doing their research before making a decision. We sincerely appreciate this trend. As many businesses are acting in good faith, some care more about making fast money than building long-term relationships with customers. SERVPRO believes that trust is earned.

SERVPRO - A Big Name in Restoration

SERVPRO is one of the few top-recognized brands in the cleaning and restoration industry. Though we’ve earned our place, we don’t take this for granted. We got here through consistent and reliable service and our commitment to this has not wavered.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Fort Worth businesses have done their best to keep their facilities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, but sometimes a staff member comes up positive for the virus, and with contact tracing, they discover that several people have been infected.

The public can be apprehensive about coming into a business where there have been recent cases of COVID-19. SERVPRO works to restore public confidence by doing a complete commercial cleaning.

When the job is complete, businesses can post on social media that their facility is now Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned and display the SERVPRO shield on the premises.

The Reviews Are In

SERVPRO is the leading provider of:

This, plus many more professional cleaning and restoration services, including reconstruction. 

After decades of service in the Fort Worth area, we’ve accumulated several positive customer reviews (both Yelp and Facebook) and testimonials. It’s always nice to hear a “thank you” at the end of a job, but when our customers take time out of their day to leave us this feedback, we know we’ve fulfilled our mission in a meaningful way.

The Choice of Top Insurance Carriers

Insurance companies are very meticulous about the property loss process and for good reason. Insurance companies have the burden of needing to allocate resources wisely so that they can best serve all of their customers.

One of the ways to ensure that claims are properly managed is to steer their clients toward the most reputable cleaning companies and contractors. Because SERVPRO has built a solid relationship with many top insurance companies, we get many referrals from them.

Why Is SERVPRO Reputable?

How did SERVPRO become a trusted name in cleaning and restoration?

  • Accreditation - SERVPRO holds several certifications including IICRC. We are also licensed and bonded.
  • Fast response - We are here around the clock, every day of the year to respond to any emergency. We live up to this motto: “Faster to any size disaster.”
  • Superior service - We streamlined the process to make it easier and more cost-effective for our customers. With SERVPRO you don’t have to keep a list of numbers. You get one point of contact for updates and communication.
  • Thoroughness - We do a comprehensive inspection and testing so we can best address each situation. We create an action plan specific to the needs of each job and don’t stop until we’ve done every task.
  • Continuous education - SERVPRO provides advanced instruction on the latest cleaning techniques.
  • Commitment - We believe so strongly in the role that the restoration industry plays in public health that we work to recruit the next generation of restoration specialists. We visit schools to share what we do with young minds.

Fort Worth Flood and House Water Damage Repair

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Fort Worth water damage repair It's important to address water damage in your home as soon as you notice it. Contact SERVPRO for water damage restoration services in Fort Worth.

From the accumulation of water from a leaking appliance to the deluge of full-force flooding, SERVPRO is here for any water damage emergency. We are faster to any size disaster and are on call to assist you around the clock, every day of the year - including weekends and holidays.

Common Causes of Water Damage in Fort Worth

We spend so much time in dry spaces that it’s easy to forget that water damage happens. Using water is a part of everyday life, but when water ends up in the wrong places, it quickly ruins materials and personal belongings. Common causes of water damage include:

  • Storms, rain, and humidity.
  • Firehoses and fire sprinklers used to douse flames.
  • A sewage backup into the home or business.
  • Plumbing problems (overflow from toilets, bathtubs, and sinks or leaking or bursting pipes).
  • HVAC system problems.
  • Leaky or broken dishwashers, water heaters, sump pumps, etc.

After three decades of serving the Fort Worth area, we have extensive experience with all the above scenarios and more. Having the best equipment and the best-trained staff available at all times allows us to swiftly tackle any water damage problem.

What do the Signs of Water Damage Look Like?

While some scenarios are obvious like a ceiling caving in or rising waters on the floor, other signs of water damage are understated. Below are other things to watch for around your home or business.

  • Pools or puddles under out-of-the-way appliances like a water heater or around a basement sump pump.
  • Walls and ceilings are discolored or spotty.
  • The floor beneath your feet feels spongy or squeaks.
  • Sounds of dripping water behind walls or the ceiling.
  • Appearance or smell of mold and mildew
  • Sewage smell.
  • An unexpected spike in your water bill

Our team of water damage experts knows where to look for hidden water damage. Our thorough inspection will uncover how extensive the water damage is so that we can carry out a thorough restoration.

SERVPRO’s Water Damage Restoration Process

With SERVPRO’s Fort Worth water damage restoration, there is a difference. We use advanced drying methods to eliminate moisture faster and more thoroughly.

Our technicians are specialized in mold remediation and biohazard cleanup. We get close to toxic material so that you don’t have to.

Our restoration process prioritizes preservation over replacement. We work to salvage as much as possible and replace what cannot be saved.

Our 6-step plan is structured, yet flexible to fully accommodate any water damage scenario. This plan includes:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Contact SERVPRO of Fort Worth Today 

In all honesty, the longer you wait to address water damage, the more the situation will deteriorate. Rotting materials and mold growth are examples of the secondary damage you can expect from lingering water saturation. 

Also to keep in mind is that secondary damage from the original water damage event jeopardizes your insurance claim. The coverage may be fully or partially declined if the property owner doesn’t act quickly.

Call (817) 589-1499 to get started on your water damage recovery. We are always here to take your call - even in the middle of the night, even on holidays.

Dealing with the Aftermath: Winter Storm Damage Repair

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

winter storm damage repair in fort worth In the aftermath of a winter storm, call our Fort Worth SERVPRO location for professional winter storm damage restoration services.

Being in the “Sunbelt” Texas has never been known for winter weather. However, the longer you live in Texas, the more likely it is that you will see ice and even snow, especially in North Texas.

The news media usually advises us on what to do before a winter storm such as dripping faucets, wrapping outdoor spigots, covering plants, and bringing pets inside. What we don’t hear much about is what to do after a winter weather event.

SERVPRO is all about being prepared for any size disaster. Today, we’ll briefly cover how to cope with the aftermath of a winter storm event.

Winter Storm Water Damage 

Perhaps the most common kind of water damage that happens with a winter storm is from broken pipes. Once frozen pipes begin to warm up again as the surrounding temperature increases, the pressure builds up causing the pipe to burst. When this happens, you’ll need to find the main water shut-off valve as soon as possible to stop the flooding.

Water damage happens to the roof of a structure because of ice dams. This happens when the snow melts, then refreezes to create a barrier so the water gets trapped and soaks through roofing and construction material. The roof will need to be repaired as soon as possible.

Winter Storm Fire Damage 

A fireplace or gas-fueled appliances help us keep warm on frigid nights. We do our best to be safe with flames burning indoors, but accidents do happen. To avoid injury and illness, you should avoid severely damaged rooms. The more damage there is to a structure, the more likely it is you will need to relocate to temporary housing until repairs can be made.

Winter Storm Wind & Tree Damage 

During a winter storm, gusts of wind push snow and sleet around, but it also pushes loos materials around. Roof shingles, roof flashing, and siding are all vulnerable to damage from wind and impact from debris.

Fallen trees also cause damage to structures. Accumulation of ice adds more weight than a tree can withstand, so the trunk and main limbs eventually buckle causing the entire tree to collapse. Roofs, fences, windows, and even utility lines can be damaged from fallen trees. If you spot downed powerlines, stay away and dial 911.

Make the Right Call

Once you’ve inspected your home for winter storm damage, it’s time to call your insurance company and share your findings. Waiting to initiate a claim risks denial of coverage by your insurer.

Next, you’ll need a reliable company to complete either Fort Worth water damage restoration or in some cases, fire damage restoration. SERVPRO dispatches to your property immediately to assess the damage and set up protections to prevent secondary damage. 

We work with your insurance company on your behalf to make the recovery process as smooth as possible. Call (817) 589-1499 for emergency contact 24 hours a day, 365 days per year - even weekends and holidays.

Why SERVPRO is the Leader in Fort Worth Water Damage Restoration

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

water damage restorations services in Fort Worth SERVPRO offers professional water damage restoration services to residents and businesses in the Fort Worth area.

Water damage recovery easily becomes an overwhelming responsibility for property owners. Aside from the gallons of water spread over the square footage of your space, you also have drywall, flooring, personal belongings, and sometimes electronics damaged from being soaked.

If you feel like you’re in over your head, you’re not alone. Many Fort Worth property owners come to the realization that they need the help of a professional to cope with the aftermath of a flood event.

SERVPRO has been helping home and business owners recover from water damage for decades. Time and time again, our team makes it, “Like it never even happened.” We work tirelessly to achieve three things: restore the property to preloss condition, prevent secondary damage (like mold growth), and do the entire job with efficiency so you get back to life as usual as soon as possible. The money we save by being efficient is passed on to the customer.

What Makes SERVPRO Different?

You do have your pick from several Fort Worth water damage restoration companies, so why are you in the best hands with SERVPRO?

  • Round-the-clock service - Emergencies don’t take a day off and neither do we. Our emergency contact staff are available year-round, 24 hours a day to take your call - even on weekends and holidays.
  • Trusted Leader in the industry - We’ve worked tirelessly to become the top brand in cleaning and restoration. When the public sees a Certified SERVPRO Cleaned sign, they can rest assured that the business is safe and has been thoroughly cleaned.
  • Expert Specialists - While it’s helpful to have decades of experience doing this, that’s not all you need to do the job right. Our staff is trained on the latest scientifically-based moisture management methods. We are expert mold fighters.
  • Comprehensive restoration - Typically, a property owner has to hire more than one service to manage flood damage: at least one company to do the cleaning and another to recover the damage. With SERVPRO you get both. We do a thorough cleaning, mold mitigation, salvage what we can, and repair the rest. No need to hire additional contractors. We do it all.
  • Insurance approved - We’ve build a relationship with so many insurance companies because of how many we’ve worked with over the years. We are the preferred restoration company for many insurance carriers out there. We even work directly with the insurance company on your behalf to streamline the process.

Contact SERVPRO for Fort Worth Water Damage Restoration

We want customers to have peace of mind when they hire a water damage restoration company. That’s why we are here to answer any questions you have about the process and provide you a free no-obligation quote. Contact us at (817) 589-1499 any time.

How to Choose a Water Restoration Company in Fort Worth

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

Fort Worth water damage restoration services If you find signs of water damage in your Fort Worth home or business, contact the experts at SERVPRO for professional water damage restoration.

When you first discover water damage, it’s best to act on it soon. The longer you wait to have repairs done, the more secondary damage there could be (such as rotting materials and mold growth).

But even with this urgency, you want to take some time to make sure that you partner with the right water restoration company. Those that lure you with cheap quotes are likely to be cutting corners, and this costs you more money in the long run.

SERVPRO is here to help Fort Worth citizens protect their property investments by advising them to hire trustworthy services. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you navigate the process.

5 Signs a Water Restoration Company is Reliable

Here’s an overview of what to look for when choosing a Fort Worth water damage restoration company.

1. Availability

More often than not, a reliable water damage service is on call 24/7. How well can a business complete a water damage recovery if they aren’t available? Also important is proximity to your property. A nearby business is able to respond faster and be timely with recovery daily tasks.

2. Transparency

An accurate estimate is based on a complete walkthrough of the damage. The quote should be in writing and include a cost breakdown with an expected timeline of the repairs. When a service makes a point to be detailed in their estimate and clearly communicate what you can expect, this is a sign that they can be counted on to follow through.

3. Credentials & Endorsements

Some ask friends and family for referrals before they search for service companies on their own. Also, reviews online can be useful but not all feedback is objective, so read these critically and watch for responses to customers from the business.

Ask businesses if they are insured and bonded. More specifically for water damage restoration, ask if they have ANSI/IICRC certifications as these businesses have met industry standards.

4. Professionalism

Presentation is everything. A reputable restoration company has updated and sanitary equipment, industrial-grade cleaning products, and sufficient personal protective wear. 

Prompt responses and handling your concerns efficiently show that you matter as a customer. SERVPRO assigns our clients a single point of contact so they aren’t passed around from person to person.

5. Insurance

A water restoration company that understands the insurance process makes all the difference. SERVPRO has extensive experience working with insurance companies and we work on your behalf to make the claims process go as smoothly as possible.

SERVPRO Earns Your Trust

For decades, homeowners and businesses in Fort Worth have relied on SERVPRO for dependable and timely service. When it comes to water damage restoration, we meet all of the above-outlined criteria. (See testimonials.)

You should have peace of mind when you hire a water damage restoration company. That’s why we are transparent and available with any questions or concerns you have about the process. Contact us at (817) 589-1499 any time.

How to Find Your Pipes in a Winter Storm

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

winter storm damage restoration Fort Worth When a winter storm damages your Fort Worth home or business, contact the experts at SERVPRO for professional restoration services.

When a freeze warning is issued, one of the first things we do is wrap pipes outdoor pipes. Many Fort Worth homeowners experienced pipe damage during the recent winter storms. Some now realize that it’s just as important to know where the pipes are for indoor plumbing.

Because we are used to a warmer client, many Texans are caught off guard by extreme cold. Part of winter weather preparedness is knowing where to locate pipes so you can monitor for problems, so we put together this quick guide!

How to Prepare for Pipe Freezing

We have no control over the weather, but we can take measures to prevent common plumbing issues caused by the cold. 

  1. Disconnect garden hoses and wrap outdoor pipes and spigots.
  2. Add insulation to areas where pipes are more exposed to the cold (attics, plumbing at exterior walls, etc.) Apply heat tape to the most vulnerable pipes.
  3. Let faucets drip when temps are below freezing for prolonged periods.
  4. Keep the house warm and the cabinets open under sinks to allow heat to enter the space underneath.
  5. Know where your main shut-off valve is and how to shut it off.

How to Locate Frozen Pipes

We can get a rough idea of how plumbing routes by locating where the water supply enters the house, then how it distributes among the kitchen, bathrooms, water heater, utility room, basement, etc.

One sign of frozen pipes is low water pressure from the tap. First, confirm that water flow issues aren’t isolated to just your property. If the flow is abnormal due to a community water outage, the problems will be difficult to diagnose.

Locating frozen pipes is a process of elimination. First look for ice or frost on pipes that are located in the most unsheltered areas (outside walls, outside walls, crawlspaces, attics, basements, etc.)

Next, turn on faucets. If some have a stronger flow while others don’t, this narrows down where the freeze could be. If all faucets are affected, freezing may be at the main water source for the house.

The hope is that the pipes will thaw out without incident. It’s best for pipes to thaw out gradually and slowly from warm air. Some experts recommend leaving taps open to regulate pressure and allow warm air to melt the ice in pipes.

SERVPRO is Always On Call

Fingers crossed that your pipes survive the winter unscathed, but if they do leak or burst, it’s vitally important that you shut off the main water supply to prevent further damage.

 In addition to property recovery, SERVPRO of Fort Worth water damage restoration addresses repairs at the source of the problem. Don’t wait! Call us at (817) 589-1499.

Preparing Your Business for a Winter Storm

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

commercial damage restoration services in Fort Worth If your business is damaged in a winter storm, contact our Fort Worth SERVPRO location for commercial restoration services.

When severe winter weather is imminent, the media tends to focus on how it affects homes. But what should you do to prepare in a business setting? While damage to your home affects your personal life, damage to business property interferes with your ability to keep your operations afloat.

As the restoration team known for being “Faster to any size disaster,” SERVPRO of Fort Worth is all about helping the community be best prepared for any weather event. This quick guide gives you tips on how to prepare your business for a winter storm event.

Be Winter Storm Ready

Here are some select tips for business owners who have a goal in mind to protect their assets, protect people, and mitigate interruption of operations.

  • Take a risk inventory - As a business owner, you are all too familiar with risk factors. What could go wrong and how likely is it that it will happen?
  • Assess liability - Who is responsible for damage to your property, both inside and outside including potential injuries on the premises? Do you need better insurance coverage for these risk factors?
  • Have a contingency plan - For scenarios that seem likely to happen, have a plan in place with your support staff well informed on what you plan to do should these hypotheticals occur.
  • Communication plan - Who’s responsibility is it to keep staff updated and instructed? What should they know ahead of time and what information needs to be relayed during the event?
  • Do a safety inventory - What needs to be done inside and outside of your facility to make things safer? Do you and your staff need a refresher on safety training and OSHA rules?
  • Safety and backup supplies - Acquire items for and replenish your emergency supplies kit for business.

While the above list will help you get started, we recommend that you consult both the Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Small Businesses from the Red Cross and the Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist from the Small Business Administration.

Consider SERVPRO of Fort Worth

Even the most ironclad plans are no match for extreme weather circumstances. We highly recommend you have a Fort Worth water damage restoration and storm recovery service in mind in advance.

SERVPRO has helped many Fort Worth area businesses get back to normal. Our goal is to minimize any interruption to your operations and because we have 24-hour operation, we work around your schedule. Give us a call (817) 589-1499 to go over our commercial services for storm recovery. We’re prepared to be your point of contact for your contingency plan.