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Why choose SERVPRO for your commercial restoration needs?

2/16/2023 (Permalink)

Servpro at work restoration a commercial business after a fire loss Call in the professionals at SERVPRO of Utah County at 801-785-5228

At SERVPRO of Utah County, we take great pride in our ability to provide exceptional restoration services to commercial properties in need. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we have developed a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy partner for businesses dealing with the aftermath of disasters.

One of the reasons why we stand out in the restoration industry is our commitment to customer satisfaction. We understand that experiencing damage to a commercial property can be a stressful and overwhelming situation for any business owner. That's why we work tirelessly to ensure that the job is done right the first time, and we won't consider the job complete until our customers are fully satisfied with our work.

We offer a wide range of restoration services, including water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, and reconstruction. Our team of experts is highly trained and experienced in handling all types of commercial damage, and we use the latest restoration techniques and equipment to ensure that the job is done quickly and effectively.

At SERVPRO of Utah County, we also understand the importance of responding quickly to any emergency. That's why we offer 24/7 emergency services and have a team of professionals who are ready to respond to any commercial damage within hours of the call. Our quick response time can make all the difference in preventing further damage and getting your business back up and running as soon as possible.

We also offer insurance support to our customers, making the restoration process easier and less stressful. We have experience working with insurance companies and can assist in filing insurance claims and communicating with adjusters.

In conclusion, at SERVPRO of Utah County, we are proud of our ability to provide exceptional restoration services to commercial properties in need. Our commitment to customer satisfaction, full-service restoration, and quick response time set us apart from other restoration companies. If your commercial property is in need of restoration services, we are the right partner for the job.

What do I do when my Lehi Business has a Water Loss?

2/10/2023 (Permalink)

Lehi Business prepared for what to do in a water loss situation Call in the professionals at SERVPRO of Utah County 801-785-5228

Water damage can be a devastating event for any business, and it's important to take quick action to minimize the damage. If your Lehi business experiences a water loss, there are several steps you should take to help minimize the damage and get your business back to normal operations as soon as possible.

The first step is to turn off the water source to prevent further damage. If the source of the water is a broken pipe or a leaky roof, you'll need to take steps to repair the damage and stop the water from spreading. Once the water source has been controlled, you should assess the damage to determine the best course of action.

The next step is to call in the professionals. At SERVPRO, we have a team of certified technicians who are equipped to handle commercial water loss emergencies. We understand the importance of responding quickly to these incidents and will work diligently to minimize the damage and restore your property to its preloss condition. Our technicians will use state-of-the-art equipment to extract standing water, remove damaged materials, and dry out the affected area. We'll also take extra care to protect your specialized equipment and electronic devices from further damage.

In conclusion, if your Lehi business experiences a water loss, it's important to take quick action to minimize the damage. Turn off the water source, assess the damage, and call in the professionals. With the help of the experts at SERVPRO, you can rest assured that the damage will be minimized, and your business will be restored to its preloss condition as quickly as possible. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial water loss restoration services and how we can help you.

How can you prepare your home for freezing temperatures?

2/10/2023 (Permalink)

Winter weather can be harsh and unforgiving, so it's important to prepare your home for the freezing temperatures ahead. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Insulate your home: Insulation is key to keeping the warmth inside your home during the winter months. Check the insulation in your walls, roof, and floors and add more if necessary. You can also use draft stoppers to block any gaps around doors and windows to prevent heat from escaping.

  2. Service your heating system: Before the cold weather sets in, it's a good idea to have your heating system serviced by a professional. This will help ensure that it's running efficiently and safely. If you have an older system, consider upgrading to a newer, more efficient model.

  3. Protect your pipes: Frozen pipes can cause significant damage, so it's important to take steps to prevent them from freezing. Insulate pipes that are located in unheated areas such as the garage or attic. Letting faucets drip a little during cold spells can also help prevent pipes from freezing. Additionally, it's a good idea to keep your home at a consistent temperature, even when you're away, to help prevent pipes from freezing.

By taking these steps to prepare your home for winter, you can help ensure that you and your family stay warm and comfortable throughout the coldest months of the year.

What is Water Extraction

1/27/2023 (Permalink)

Water Extraction from Basement Water damage can be a nightmare. Give SERVPRO a call.

When your house has suffered from a flood or if your house has water that you can’t figure out where it is coming from, water extraction is a must-have process to prevent secondary and extensive damage. If water is seeping excessively through the tile flooring or carpet, it could be because of leaking pipes, damaged grounds, or flooding. The cracks and gaps in the floor also allow the rainwater to penetrate underneath the flooring. Drainage issues could be one of the reasons, too.

Water extraction should be performed quickly but it should be done professionally and efficiently. Whether you are looking for emergency water extraction to control the leak or to protect the property, it will be an advantage if you know what water extraction is and how important it is to take the necessary action as soon as possible.


What is water extraction? Before you agree on the contract, get to know what it is and why it is important. Water extraction is a kind of process recommended for the removal of excess water from the flooring and grounds of the house or property. It is a tough job that has to be left to professionals only because they have the expertise, the necessary tools and water extraction equipment, and the most efficient methods for water extraction.

The purpose of the water extraction process is to reduce the risk of damage to property,  prevent the growth of molds, and restore the quality condition of the property. The methods used by the experts include stopping the source of excessive flow of water, draining water, removing non-visible water, drying the grounds, and dehumidifying the entire area.

Pumps can be used to pump out the water, and drying systems are used to dry the wall, ceiling, and cavities of the building. On the other hand, a high-end vacuum is used for water extraction from the carpet. If you do not know how to extract water from the carpet, you can rely on the experts and their high-technology methods.

Whether excess water is caused by flooding and natural disaster, or it is because of a bursting pipe underneath the ground, immediate action and attention should be given to your property. Water extraction is your most urgent response to this. Contact the experts at SERVPRO and let the professionals do the job.

Space Heater Safety in Your Saratoga Springs Home

1/13/2023 (Permalink)

Anyone who has paid the bill to heat their home in the winter knows the woes and expenses associated with staying warm.  In return, this is why so many people turn to their trusty space heater but is your space heater “trusty”?  Did you know upwards of 25,000 house fires and 300 deaths are attributed to space heaters each year?  Follow these tips to keep warm and most importantly protect your family and home this winter. 

  • NEVER leave a space heater unattended.  Turn it off when you are leaving a room or going to sleep
  • Proper placement of your space heater is crucial!  Keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that is flammable or can burn. This includes curtains, bedding, clothes, papers, etc.
  • Select the appropriate space heater for the size of your room.  If you are placing the heater in a bedroom or smaller area you only need a heater rated for your space.  On the other hand, if you are heating a large area don’t expect to buy a smaller rated heater to heat the entire space. That leads to overuse and can cause the smaller heater to malfunction.
  • Keep children and pets away from the space heater.  This may sound obvious but many fires are caused by the heater getting covered or tipped into something flammable.
  • Place your heater on a hard, flat surface.  Most heaters have an auto-shutoff trigger on the bottom but it's better to be safe than sorry.
  • As a rule of thumb plug directly into an outlet.  Do not use an extension cord or power strip, which could overheat and result in a fire.
  • Keep space heaters away from water.  Refrain from running a space heater in a bathroom or humid room unless you have a bathroom safe model (which will be specified on the box at time of purchase)

Use common sense and be careful so you don’t become one of the 25,000 fires yearly caused by a space heater.

If you do experience a fire or anything else call SERVPRO of Utah County. As Fire and Water Damage Specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly.

Automatic Fire Sprinkler Discharge and How to Handle It

1/11/2023 (Permalink)

Automatic fire sprinkler systems are widely considered the single most effective tool for protecting your structure, property, and lives from a fire.  Having an automatic fire sprinkler system in place is basically the same as having firefighter protection 24/7.  Fire sprinkler heads respond individually to a number of things including Heat from a fire, Corrosion, Mechanical Damage, and Sabotage/Vandalism.  If you do have a fire in your building you are going to be very grateful for the fire sprinkler system, if it is an accidental discharge it will become somewhat of a burden. To make things easier in the case of an accidental discharge follow these tips below.

1. Shut Off Water Immediately

Shut off the water supply to the fire sprinkler system as soon as you can.  The faster you can turn the water off the less potential for major water damage you have.  Be aware that it will take a couple of moments to stop, the water has to clear the lines first.

2. Mitigate Future Damage

You will want to clear as much as possible from the affected area to mitigate further damage.  Move furniture, valuables, and equipment to a safe dry area to limit exposure and further damage.

3. Call Your Insurance Company

You will want to call your insurance agent as soon as you can to find out what steps to take next and the claims process.  Also, so they can send someone to assess the situation and damage.  Their assessment will determine who is responsible for the damage.

4. Call SERVPRO of Utah County

Call a restoration company that specializes in water damage like SERVPRO of Utah County to help mitigate and restore the area.  SERVPRO is a much better choice than DIY because we are trained in disaster cleanup and ready to help when you need us.

Commercial Fire Board Up

12/23/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Buildings on Strip mall, with Commercial Fire Board Up written accross Has your commercial property experienced a fire? Call the experts at SERVPRO of Utah County for Board Up.

If your commercial property in Utah county has experienced a fire, there are several reasons why you might want to board up structural damage or windows. In addition to keeping the external elements out of your home with fire damage, boarding up can also prevent additional losses due to looting and make the fire cleanup process easier. 

Most full-service restoration specialists offer boarding-up services. Here are four reasons to board-up after a fire.

  1. The premises still have sustainable inventory. If the building still contains products that appear viable, you should consider boarding. These products may involve evaluation and cleaning and may not be suitable for sale, but it may be useful for insurance reasons to have them correctly processed rather than stolen.
  2. You want electronics and other valuables to be protected. You may be able to restore certain electronics or other precious assets to working condition depending on the extent of the fire damage. Loss can be much more costly than repairing or replacing covered.
  3. You need to keep out the elements. If the structure of your property has sustained extensive damage, you should try to keep the elements out. Exposure to additional water, wind, or sunlight can compound the damage caused by smoke residue and soot.
  4. You want to limit soot damage. It is generally a good idea to reduce foot traffic on the scene of a recent fire. When soot gets embedded into carpeting or upholstery, it can be much more difficult to restore these materials to a pre-fire condition.

Talk to restoration experts at SERVPRO of Utah County, about whether boarding up is a good strategy for preventing loss and limiting damage after a fire. Your major concern is likely to be how to recover from fire damage as quickly and completely as possible. Preventing looting and exposure to the elements can make fire cleanup more successful.

Spanish Fork Restaurants Rely on Fast Response

12/23/2022 (Permalink)

One of the most rewarding things about running a Spanish Fork restaurant is giving your customers a positive experience every time they step through your doors. Small disasters can sometimes pose a significant threat to this positive experience, however, and you need to get the mess cleaned up quickly and thoroughly to prevent lasting damage to the building.

Every business owner focuses on cutting out the extra spending, even when it comes to approaching water damage to their Spanish Fork eatery. Most believe that these situations can get taken care of without professional intervention, but this is rarely the case. There are effects and lingering damages that can continue to affect your restaurant long after the initial mess has gotten seemingly cleaned up.

One of the things that you need to consider when it comes to cleaning up a mess like this is the far-reaching effects of water spreading throughout areas of your restaurant. With various flooring materials and drywall, saturation can occur in a brief period which puts a timeline on when the damage must get restored before the material becomes unsalvageable. Our SERVPRO team can say that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster because that is the commitment that we have made to the clients we serve throughout the area.

Another reason you should consider our SERVPRO restoration services for the water damage in your facility is adverse secondary effects. Lingering water and moisture can allow mold spores present in the environment to sit and colonize. When running a restaurant, mold damage could stop your business in its tracks and prove costly to remediate and verify that the health hazard of mold exposure has been successfully removed.

Operating a restaurant has many rewarding aspects, but when you sustain water damage in your facility, you need to act quickly to ensure that the problem does not get worse. Our SERVPRO of North Utah County water restoration technicians are standing by 24/7 at (801) 785-5228.

How High Winds Worsen Storm Damage

12/23/2022 (Permalink)

The severity of hurricane damage is well known, but high winds that accompany any adverse weather can cause storm damage to a commercial structure in Utah County. A brief explanation of the risks of property damage associated with strong winds can prepare commercial property owners and managers to manage the effects of wind damage.

Wind Causes Roof Damage

When wind speeds pick up, the risk of property damage posed by any type of adverse weather becomes more severe. The roof of a commercial structure is prone to all of the following types of wind damage:

  • Damaging roof fixtures
  • Detaching or loosening roofing materials
  • Tearing off flashing or sheathing

The maintenance measures that are necessary to withstand strong winds vary with the type of roof on a commercial building. A built-up roof or membrane should be in good enough condition to protect the building's interior.

Wind Damage Can Compromise an Enclosure

The doors and windows of a structure can blow open and admit wind and debris into the interior. A building enclosure or envelope includes the roof, these features, and exterior walls. In the case of hurricane damage, any part of a building's exterior may be susceptible to sustaining damage that can also affect the interior.

Severe Storm Damage May Result

Recognizing the risk of property damage posed by wind is the first step toward preparing a commercial structure for this threat. Regular property maintenance and storm damage equipment such as shutters may limit the damage caused by wind and related weather systems.

While it is impossible to prevent wind damage, commercial property owners may be able to take measures to reduce its severity. From maintaining roofing, trimming surrounding trees, and securing or stowing items kept outside to installing storm shutters to protect against hurricane damage, it is worthwhile to take a proactive approach to prepare for storm damage in Utah County.

Christmas Tree Safety

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

Expert in Fire Damage Restoration SERVPRO can help if you find yourself in this type of disaster.

7 tips for preventing a Christmas tree-related fire

  • Pick a fresh tree
  • Keep the tree watered
  • Keep the tree away from heat
  • Shake the tree
  • Check the tree lights
  • Turn tree off when you’re not home
  • Get rid of your tree soon after the holidays

Winter holiday fire facts

  • Between 2013-2017, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 160 home fires that started with Christmas trees yearly. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 15 injuries, and $10 million in direct property damage annually.
  • On average, one of every 52 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, compared to an average of one death per 135 total reported home fires.
  • In 44% of home Christmas tree fires, electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved.
  • In one-quarter (25%) of the Christmas tree fires, some type of heat sources, such as a candle or equipment, was too close to the tree.
  • One-fifth (21%) of Christmas tree fires were intentional. 
  • Roughly three-quarters of Christmas tree fires occurred in December or January.
  • Two of every five (39%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room.

SERVPRO can help if you find yourself in this type of disaster.