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How SERVPRO® Team Hamann Can Restore Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/16/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® Team Hamann cleaning a commercial property. SERVPRO® Team Hamann has over 40 years of experience in disaster cleanup and restoration.

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Whether it’s caused by a burst pipe, a leaky roof, a faulty appliance, or a natural disaster, water damage can disrupt your business operations and cause significant losses. That’s why you need a reliable and professional partner to help you restore your property and get back to business as soon as possible. That’s why you need SERVPRO® Team Scott and Ashley Hamann.

SERVPRO® Team Hamann is a family-owned and operated franchise that has been serving the Utah County and Downtown Salt Lake area and beyond for over 40 years. The owners started their first SERVPRO franchise after experiencing two kitchen fires in their own home. They know firsthand the stress and frustration that comes with a water damage event, and they are committed to providing the best service possible to their customers.

SERVPRO® Team Hamann has the expertise, equipment, and resources to handle any size and type of water damage situation. They can handle everything from small water cleanup to large-scale flood restoration. They can also provide mold remediation, deodorization, content cleaning, and reconstruction services. No matter what the scope and complexity of the project, they will work quickly and efficiently to minimize the interruption to your business and make it “Like it never even happened™.”

SERVPRO® Team Hamann is not only a leader in the restoration industry, but also a trusted partner in the community. They are involved in various local organizations and events. They are proud to be a part of the community and to serve its residents and businesses.

When you choose SERVPRO® Team Hamann, you are choosing a team that cares about you and your property. You are choosing a team that has the experience, the training, and the certification to handle any water damage situation. You are choosing a team that will respond to your call 24/7, 365 days a year. You are choosing a team that will work with your insurance company and keep you informed throughout the process. You are choosing a team that will make your water damage problem a thing of the past.

If you have a water damage emergency in your commercial property, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO® Team Scott and Ashley Hamann at (801) 785-5228. They are ready to help you anytime, anywhere. They are the best choice for water damage restoration in Utah County and the surrounding areas. They are SERVPRO® Team Hamann.

Smoke and Soot Cleanup Fire Damage

1/15/2024 (Permalink)

Home in fire and smoke Home being damaged by fire and smoke

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Home.

Fire can cause extensive damage to your property and belongings, but the aftermath of smoke and soot can be equally devastating. Smoke and soot can leave behind harmful residues, stains, odors, and health hazards that require professional attention. That's why you need SERVPRO® of Utah County and Downtown Salt Lake, the experts in fire restoration and smoke damage cleanup.

Smoke and Soot Facts

Smoke and soot are not uniform substances. There are two main types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO® of Utah County and Downtown Salt Lake will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here are the different types of smoke:

- Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

- Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

- Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

SERVPRO® of Utah County and Downtown Salt Lake is your trusted partner in fire restoration and smoke damage cleanup. We have the training, equipment, and experience to handle any size and type of fire damage. We offer a range of services to restore your property to its preloss condition, including:

- Emergency board-up and roof tarp service to secure your property and prevent further damage

- Structural cleaning and deodorization to remove soot, stains, and odors from walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces

- Content cleaning and restoration to salvage and restore your belongings, such as furniture, clothing, electronics, and documents

- Pack-out and storage of salvageable items to protect them from further damage and facilitate the cleaning process

- Smoke odor removal and air purification to eliminate the unpleasant and harmful smells and particles from the air

- Carpet and upholstery cleaning to remove dirt, stains, and odors from your fabrics and textiles

- Ozone treatment and thermal fogging to neutralize and remove stubborn odors that cannot be removed by conventional methods

- Reconstruction and repair to fix any structural damage caused by the fire

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – (801) 785-8505

SERVPRO® Utah County and Downtown Salt Lake is locally owned and operated, and we are proud to serve our community. We are available 24/7 to respond to any fire, smoke, or soot damage emergency. No matter what the cause or extent of the damage, we can make it "Like it never even happened™."

How to Protect Your Commercial Property from Water Damage

1/11/2024 (Permalink)

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Water damage is one of the most common and costly disasters that can affect your commercial property. Whether it is caused by a burst pipe, a leaky roof, a faulty appliance, or a natural disaster, water damage can disrupt your business operations, damage your inventory and equipment, and pose health and safety risks to your employees and customers.

Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to protect your commercial property from water damage and minimize its impact if it does occur. Here are some tips to help you prevent and prepare for water damage in your business:

  • Inspect your plumbing system regularly and fix any leaks, cracks, or corrosion as soon as possible. You can also install water sensors and shut-off valves to detect and stop water leaks before they cause major damage.
  • Maintain your roof and gutters and clear them of any debris, snow, or ice that can accumulate and cause water damage. You can also apply a waterproof coating or sealant to your roof to prevent water seepage and leaks.
  • Check your appliances and equipment that use water, such as dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, and water heaters, and make sure they are in good working condition and have no signs of wear and tear. You can also replace any old or damaged hoses, pipes, or fittings that can cause water leaks.
  • Prepare an emergency plan and a business continuity plan for your business in case of water damage. You should identify the potential sources and impacts of water damage, assign roles and responsibilities to your staff, and have a list of emergency contacts and resources, such as your insurance company, your water damage restoration company, and your local authorities.
  • Educate your staff and customers on how to prevent and respond to water damage. You should train your staff on how to use water shut-off valves, how to evacuate safely, and how to report water damage incidents. You should also inform your customers of any potential water damage risks and how to avoid them.

If water damage does occur in your commercial property, you should act quickly and call as soon as possible. SERVPRO® of Lindon is a trusted and experienced water damage restoration company that can handle any size and type of water damage in your business. We have the expertise, equipment, and resources to clean up, dry out, and restore your property to its pre-damage condition. We also work with your insurance company to make the claim process easier and faster.

SERVPRO® of Lindon is available 24/7 to respond to your water damage emergency. We are faster to any size disaster ™ and we are here to help. Call us today at (801) 785-8505 or visit our website at SERVPRO of Lindon for more information.

How to Save Your Home from Water Damage in Lindon (Before It’s Too Late)

1/5/2024 (Permalink)

Flooded basement due to a burst pipe Water Damage

Water Damage

How to Save Your Home from Water Damage in Lindon (Before It’s Too Late)

Water damage is one of the most common and costly disasters that can happen to your home. Whether it’s caused by a burst pipe, a leaky roof, a faulty appliance, or a natural disaster, water damage can ruin your belongings, damage your structure, and pose health risks.

That’s why you need a reliable and professional water damage restoration service that can help you in any emergency, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

That’s why you need SERVPRO® of Lindon.

We are the leading water damage restoration company in Lindon, Utah, with over 10 years of experience in helping homeowners and businesses recover from water damage. We have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle any water damage situation, no matter how big or small.

We are also independently owned and operated business, so we understand the needs and challenges of our community. We are proud to serve Lindon and the surrounding areas, and we are always ready to help.

How We Can Help You

When you call us for water damage restoration, you can expect the following:

  • We will answer your call and respond to your emergency within 60 minutes or less. We know that time is of the essence when it comes to water damage, and we don’t want to keep you waiting.
  • We will inspect and assess the extent of the water damage and provide you with a free estimate. We will also explain our process and answer any questions you may have.
  • We will extract the water and dry the affected areas using advanced equipment and techniques. We will also remove any damaged or contaminated materials and dispose of them properly.
  • We will clean and sanitize the affected areas using eco-friendly products and methods. We will also deodorize and disinfect the areas to eliminate any odors and bacteria.
  • We will restore and repair the affected areas to their pre-water damage condition. We will also work with your insurance company to make the claim process as smooth as possible.

Why Choose Us

Here are some of the reasons why you should choose SERVPRO® of Lindon for your water damage restoration needs:

  • We are available 24/7 for any water emergency. You can call us anytime, day or night, and we will be there to help you.
  • We are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the industry standard for water damage restoration. This means that we follow the highest standards and best practices for water damage restoration.
  • We are a trusted and reputable company with a proven track record of success. We have hundreds of satisfied customers who can attest to our quality and professionalism. You can check out some of our reviews and testimonials on our website or on Google.
  • We are a locally owned and operated company that cares about our community. We are a family-owned business that treats our customers like family. We are also involved in various local events and charities, such as the Lindon Days Festival and the Lindon Food Bank.

Call Us Today

If you have water damage in your home or business, don’t wait until it’s too late. Call SERVPRO® of Lindon today and let us take care of it for you.

We will restore your property to its original condition and make it look "like it never even happened"™.

Call us today at (801) 785-5228.

We are here to help® you, 24/7.

What to Do after a Storm ?

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

Cleaning up after a storm can be a big job, whether the damage was caused by a tornado, hurricane, flooding, snow or ice storm. The most important part of the cleanup process is safety, so be sure that the area you’re working on has been deemed safe to enter structurally, and that no electrical, dangerous materials, or other hazards are present.

It’s important to wear the right safety gear when cleaning up after a disaster. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this gear includes:

  • Hard hats
  • Goggles
  • N95 masks or a respirator
  • Waterproof boots with a steel toe and insole
  • Earplugs or protective headphones
  • Having two fire extinguishers on site
  • It’s a good idea to work with others if you can, and get help lifting heavy items. Try to decide which tasks are the most important and tackle those first.
  • Rest when you’re tired.

Don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO if the job seems overwhelming, and especially if water, mold or sewage is involved. During large storm events our Disaster Recovery Team assembles locally with the necessary crews and equipment to handle these extreme cleanup situations that require extra resources.

What to do after a Fire.

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

before and after of a Fire. We can make it "Like it never even happened." .

A fire can be very traumatic, even when you haven’t suffered injuries. Seeing the place you have worked so hard for with damages, is traumatic and devastating enough.

Renovating your house after fire damage is an essential task. The fire could have damaged the foundations and other vital parts of the house’s structure and released numerous substances from the different burned materials that can be toxic and dangerous when exposed to them, such as heavy metals, methane, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide.

The quicker you take care of the damage, the fewer consequences there will be, and the more natural the restoration process can be. We have collected five steps you can follow to make the restoration process less complicated to overcome.

Step 1: Get an Assessment

Step 2: Call your insurance company

Step 3: Take Care of the structure first

Step 4: take care of Electrical System

Step 5: Cleaning & Remediation

Emergency Ready Plan: What are they and How will it help your Company.

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

Servpro logo in front of buildings Disasters don't make appointment's.

When disaster strikes your business, having a plan in place ahead of time for what you will do can make all the difference in whether your business survives the event. The majority of businesses that come out stronger on the other side of an emergency are the ones that pre-planned for one.

That’s where SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) can help give you, your employees and customers peace of mind. You can trust that whatever might happen to disrupt daily business will only be temporary.

With our Emergency Ready Plan, your business will be able to minimize interruption because you’ll know what to do and what to expect if any-sized disaster strikes. This is important to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Is your commercial building ready for a snowstorm?

11/16/2023 (Permalink)

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Prevent Costly Facility Issues with these Facility Maintenance Winter Tips

Snow, ice, and freezing rain can wreak havoc on a commercial building, especially if you are not prepared. Here is a checklist of tasks to help any building owner prepare for a snowstorm.

Checklist to Prepare Your Office Building for a Snow Storm:

  • Have a Plan: As a property manager, it is important to have a written emergency and disaster plan in place, including preventive measures and procedures. Also, list critical shut-off locations for water, electrical mains, emergency generators, and fire protection systems.
  • Preventative Maintenance: Have your water heater and HVAC system inspected and serviced regularly.
  • Identify and Address Potential Issues: Before the storm hits, it is important to identify and address potential issues, such as pavement roof drainage issues that can cause water to drain onto walkways.
  • Snow Removal: The flat roofs on most commercial buildings are prone to freezing, thawing, and refreezing, which can plug roof drains and add excess weight, which could cause the roof to collapse. This is why it is so important to remove snow as necessary.
  • Pipes: Wrap exposed pipes with insulation sleeves to keep them from freezing. If a pipe does freeze and burst, turn off the main water supply to the pipe immediately and leave the faucet open until repairs can be made.
  • Clear Walkways: Keep walkways clear of snow and ice. Use salt, chemical pellets, and sand as appropriate.

HVAC 

  • HVAC System: Be sure your cooling tower heaters and piping heat traces are functioning to protect them from freezing. Also, heat pumps and condensing units can fail when snow builds up around them and restricts airflow, so be sure to keep them clear of snow & ice buildup.  Make sure your economizer is not calling for outside air. Check that outside damper function properly as in some instances they may need to be closed manually.
  • Temperatures:  Check your set-back temperatures after hours and determine if hard-to-heat areas need to be adjusted to higher temperatures to protect critical building equipment and systems.

Rebuilding Safety: 7 Easy Steps to Restore Your Home with SERVPRO

11/16/2023 (Permalink)

Aftermath of a fire. SERVPRO also offers a service at our facility where we can ozone specific items like clothing, furniture, or anything that has smoke damage and get it

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business

Can You Remove Graffiti From a Concrete Wall?

10/20/2023 (Permalink)

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Removing graffiti from a concrete wall may sound like a difficult task, but is it really? If your home, business, or other property is struck by graffiti, you may be wondering how to go about the removal process, or when to call in a professional. SERVPRO® has compiled a list of graffiti facts, tips, and best practices for removal below.

Graffiti Facts

You may be surprised to learn the following facts about graffiti, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Algirdas M. Leskys, and the Department of Justice’s Deborah Lamm Weisel’s Problem-Specific Guide to Graffiti.

  • The United States experiences about $55 per person in damages annually because of graffiti, amounting to billions of dollars (each year).
    • This includes the processes of monitoring, detecting, removing, and repairing graffiti.
  • Approximately 80% of all graffiti activity in the United States is a result of “tagging” (adding your signature via graffiti so it can be seen by others).
    • Approximately 10% is gang related.
    • Approximately 5% is a form of artistic expression.
  • Graffiti is not regularly reported to police.
  • A relatively small number of graffiti offenders are ever apprehended.
  • Graffiti is commonly added to areas of transportation terminals, such as subway stations, bus stops, and parking garages.
  • Light-colored surfaces, as well as large and plain surfaces, tend to be the most popular amongst graffiti offenders.  

Graffiti Removal from Concrete

The City of Milwaukee’s Department of Neighborhood Services offers numerous tips for removing graffiti from concrete walls, including:

  • Use graffiti remover or a similar product with extra strength, such as Peel Away Paint Remover.
  • Use a wire brush to reach the inside of holes and stone pores.
  • Once the paint or graffiti remover has activated, rinse with a powerful stream of water from a hose.
    • A soda-blaster or pressure washer may be needed depending on the level of graffiti.
  • Light grit sandpaper can also remove paint if the concrete surface is flat.
    • However, keep in mind it may scratch the surface.
    • A sealer may help close stone pores and assist with future graffiti removal, if needed.
  • It is also important you wear proper protective gear, including eye protection and a respirator, when removing graffiti yourself. This will help protect against breathing in potentially harmful fumes.
    • If the graffiti is mild and on a smooth surface, using soap, water, and a wire brush may be sufficient for total removal.
  • Keep in mind that over-the-counter solvents identified as graffiti removers may be hazardous. Again, properly equipping yourself beforehand is important.
  • It is important the affected area is pretested before a solvent, or a specific cleaning technique is employed.

SERVPRO’s Graffiti Removal Process:

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, SERVPRO has been called upon to provide graffiti removal services across the country. Using a variety of proprietary cleaning products, SERVPRO technicians will:

  • Assess the area to determine appropriate equipment (inspecting things such as  the type of graffiti and amount of surface covered).
  • Upon inspection, determine the type of removal process required.
    • Common types include using a solvent and stiff/wire brush, media blasting using dry ice or sand, and/or pressure washing.
  • Implement the graffiti cleaning process.