Recent Commercial Posts

Who Ends Up Responsible For Commercial Property Damages?

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

Everyone tries to avoid accidents, but even the most safety conscious business owners could find themselves in unpleasant situations. A toilet may overflow on the second floor, a sprinkler head may burst, all causing severe damage and revenue loss. These are real situations that happen in commercial buildings. As a tenant in a commercial lease and you find yourself in this situation, you need to know what your obligations are and what your landlord is responsible for, in the case of commercial property damage. Generally, these responsibilities are outlined in the lease. It is extremely important that tenants thoroughly understand the contract they are signing or they can possibly be liable for expensive commercial damages. The tenant should also protect themselves and their business with the proper insurance to protect their assets. Should you find yourself in a commercial loss, contact SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville at 678-376-5515  24/7 and let our trained professionals assist you "Like it never even happened."

Local Commercial Building Requires SERVPRO Expertise

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

When water loss extended out into the hallway of this commercial building, damage was accessed and proper equipment was placed and monitored.

When an unexpected water loss occurred in a bathroom of this commercial building, the management team fortunately knew to contact the experts immediately. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville activated their 24 hour emergency response guidelines to minimize further damage. Their trained professionals are fully aware that timely mitigation is a major component in controlling damage, business downtime and recovery costs. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville qualified and experienced team members, ensure recovery time is always kept to a minimum, reducing a negative impact on all involved. Utilizing the correct equipment and supplies, all your cleanup needs can be handled. Your calls will be responded to quickly and effectively by a certified, courteous and uniformed SERVPRO professional. Complete customer satisfaction is always our ultimate goal. If you are in need of assistance for fire, water or mold cleanup and restoration services, call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville at 678-376-5515  24/7 and let us provide you quality service "Like it never even happened."

Reasons To Choose SERVPRO For Commercial Property

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

1) 24-Hour Emergency Response. Within 1 hour of fire, water or mold damage, a SERVPRO Professional will contact you to arrange service. Within 4 hours of notification, a SERVPRO Professional will be on-site to start services. Within 8 hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person by a SERVPRO Professional.

2) Communication-You are informed from start to finish. You will be aware of the job status and the progress toward the project completion. Jobs are well documented with itemized estimates, photographs, signed work authorization forms and progress reports.

3)Reduced Recovery Time-When damage strikes a commercial facility, it has an impact on everyone involved- owners, management, employees, tenants and customers. Disasters severe enough to  limit operations or cause facility shut down, must be addressed quickly and correctly to limit secondary damage and business interruption. SERVPRO Professionals understands this urgency and will arrive quickly and help you get the facility back to full operation.

4)Full Line of Services-One call to your local SERVPRO Professional brings trained professionals to your facility, utilizing proper equipment and supplies to handle all your needs. 

Call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville at 678-376-5515  365 days a year and let us assist you "Like it never even happened."

Tips For Preparing Your Business For Winter Weather

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

1) Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rains, ice and snow, can cause  branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.

2) Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.

3) Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery and hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.

4) Contact SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville at 678-376-5515 about our other Emergency Services. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.  Our highly trained franchise professionals are here to help. Ask us about an Emergency Ready Profile for your business also.

Local Dentist Office Experiences Supply Line Leak

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

Damaged drywall was removed along with baseboards. Equipment was placed in affected rooms.

When SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville was contacted by a local dental office regarding a supply line leak, their highly trained professionals were dispatched immediately. These Franchise Professional undergo extensive water restoration training and certification and they were on the scene to determine their plan of action. Since this office location had not been open for several weeks prior to this, there was significant damage to the lobby, reception area, hallway and some examination rooms. Water was extracted and equipment was placed to stabilize the structure. Also evident was mold in different areas. Containment was placed to minimize open air space and to shrink drying chambers. Baseboards were removed, affected cabinets were removed and drywall was removed in several rooms. Affected areas were also wiped down with an anti-microbial product. Their professional team walked this business owner through the job step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome. Call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville at 678-376-5515  24/7 to assist you "Like it never even happened."

Entire First Floor Water Damage

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

When the entire first floor of this commercial building flooded, lay flat ducting, air movers and dehumidifiers were placed to assist with drying.

Commercial building suffered water damage when a rear retaining wall could not withstand water surge from storms in the area.  SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville was contacted to handle this emergency service. The entire first floor was affected by this situation causing damage to the carpet, vinyl flooring, tile and some contents. Furniture was quickly relocated to dryer parts of the building. Water was extracted and large amount of equipment were placed to stabilize this structure. Also to assist in the drying process, a large trailer carrying a desiccant was placed outside the building paired with a large generator to run all equipment. Removal of base cove, carpet and wet drywall were necessary to help with the proper drying process. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 678-376-5515 and let our trained professionals help you in your time of need.

Faster to Any Disaster

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Fire and water losses in commercial buildings are never planned but unfortunately they do occur. Emergencies such as a pipe burst in an office building to an electrical fire in an apartment complex can threaten the revenue of the property owner. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville quick response time may help avoid revenue loss for property owners and minimize any inconvenience to the tenants. Our restoration services can help your business resume normal business hours quickly while avoiding costly downtime. Our highly trained professionals arriving with the proper equipment and industry approved procedures, can save you time and money. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville is available 24 hours a day by calling  678-376-5515. We will work hard to restore your investment "Like it never even happened." Let us help you become the hero in a disaster situation.

Broken Water Supply Line to Coffee Machine

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water supply line to coffee maker broke causing water damage to many rooms and warehouse in local commercial building.

Timely mitigation is the key to controlling damage, downtime and recovery costs when an unexpected disaster happens. Business owners and customers who depend on that facility will appreciate the rapid response time and expertise of SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville. When a local commercial building in Lawrenceville, GA suffered water damage caused by a broken water supply line to the coffee machine, they immediately called the trained professionals at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville at 678-376-5515. Our courteous and uniformed franchise professionals arrived quickly to begin emergency mitigation procedures on the numerous rooms affected. Complete customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle emergency response for your facility and investment. 678-376-5515. "Like it never even happened."

Pipe Burst in Commercial Building

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

Broken pipe in commercial building restroom and kitchen areas caused water damage in this local facility.

When water damage strikes a commercial facility, it impacts everyone involved. Owners, employees and of course its customers. Any disaster severe enough to limit operations or cease all operations entirely must be addressed quickly and accurately, to lessen business interruption and limit additional damage. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville understands the urgency following a disaster. Thankfully this establishment knew to call the trained professionals at this franchise. By arriving quickly emergency mitigation procedures were put in to place to limit secondary damage. Water extraction was performed due to a broken pipe in their restroom which had flowed out into many other rooms. Wet walls were removed along with damaged floors. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville realized the sooner the doors can reopen, the sooner business can return to normal and revenue can start flowing in for this owner. Call 678-376-5515  24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are resource specialists.

Impact to Loss on Multi Family Units

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

When a residences are impacted by natural disasters such as flooding, wildfires or hurricanes it can often lead to frustration and anxiety for home owners.

When events occur to someone else's  property that impacts your home you can add anger into that equation. Losses such as fire and water in multi-family units can often lead to those feelings. 

However, that is when you need to call the experts at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville. Our employees are trained to handle situations like this and with our quick response time, we can often prevent problems from becoming worse. Additionally, our stated goal of restoring your property "Like it never even happened," takes the frustration, anxiety and anger from the equation.

Remember, call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville for any loss whether a single or multi family home our goal is to respond to your needs quickly.

SERVPRO - When response time is of the essence

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville we understand the importance of responding quickly.

Recently we  received a call from an area hotel that just opened. Not only had one of their guest rooms flooded but their exercise room also. Making both areas inaccessible to their customers. Within 45 minutes, SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville was on site, extracting the water, placing equipment and commencing the drying process.

By responding quickly and providing emergency services efficiently the hotel was able to utilize it's own work out facility within 96 hours versus issuing vouchers for use at a public gym several miles away.

"We appreciate the professionalism and response time demonstrated by SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville. Their quick response to our problem minimized the disruption in service to our customers".

Remember, when you need a quick response to your emergency, call the professionals at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville.

Reducing Risks for Local Small Businesses | SERVPRO® of North Lawrenceville

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

Keeping track of the risks to your business can feel overwhelming, as it can be difficult to know exactly what to plan for. However, one thing business owners should certainly plan to prioritize is disaster preparedness.

Natural disasters have continued to become more prevalent in recent years, and it is important to be prepared as a business owner.

Being prepared for a natural disaster has a few components that are important to master. Reviewing your insurance policy, creating a master plan and sharing it with staff, and rebuilding in the aftermath are all important elements to consider in order to reopen your business as quickly as possible.

How to Prepare for Disasters as a Small Business Owner

1. Double-Check Your Insurance
Not all insurance policies are created equal, and quite a few business plans do not extend coverage to the extreme damages often left in the wake of natural disasters. Understanding what your policy covers and determining if you should purchase specific coverage types in your area can prevent you from getting surprised with a costly repair bill following a disaster.

2. Create Your Action Plan
When a disaster is imminent and it is time to spring into action, it is important to know just what actions to take. Instead of getting overwhelmed in a stressful time, an emergency action plan will allow you to remain calm and go through the steps you have already decided on in order to stay safe. Be sure to take note of evacuation routes and local medical facilities in case they are necessary in your situation, as well.

3. Rehearse Drills and Prepare Staff
It is important to not only make an emergency action plan for yourself but to also include your staff in the procedures. Once you have your details determined, sharing it with your employees and designating those in leadership roles to host regular and varied disaster drills with the team can help everyone stay safe and know what to do in a frightening scenario.

4. Choose a Restoration Company to Work With
Knowing what to do in the aftermath of a disaster can make the biggest difference in how quickly you can resume operations in its wake. It is encouraged to do your research on commercial restoration companies in advance so you know exactly who to call and can ensure you will get a quick response time when it is time to begin the restoration process.

If you need to pick a commercial restoration company that’s right for you, call us today! We can tell you all about what sets our process apart.

3 Do's and Dont's for Mold Cleanup at Your Commercial Property

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

When mold invades your North Lawrenceville commercial property, cleaning it up completely can be a challenge. Unlike other sanitation tasks, fungus cleanup requires several steps and a bit of know-how to ensure it does not return. If you are ready to tackle a mold invasion at its source, there are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind that can help you protect the safety of your property and its contents. 

1. Do Turn Off Your Building’s Ventilation Unit 

Cleaning up mold can send spores into the air, where they can travel and find new moist and humid areas to grow. While you may not be able to prevent this completely, turning off your building’s air ventilation unit while you clean can prevent spores from spreading through the ductwork. You may want to have the ducts inspected after any fungus cleanup job as well to ensure they have not been contaminated. 

2. Do Not Use Bleach 

When confronted with mold, your first instinct may be to spray any patches you find with a bleach-based cleaner. However, this may only exacerbate the problem. These cleansers usually contain a large amount of water, which will likely only encourage further growth. Mold also grows roots beyond the surface of building materials and other food sources, which means it cannot be simply sprayed and wiped away. 

3. Do Call a Mold Removal Service for Assistance 

Fungi cleanup can be difficult to handle on your own, especially when you are dealing with stubborn black mold. Calling in a mold remediation and restoration service may give you peace of mind that the problem is being handled by professionals who are experienced and can cleanup mold with machinery and processes that are typically not available anywhere else. 

Fungus cleanup at your North Lawrenceville commercial building can be a daunting task, especially when you want to ensure growths do not return. Knowing how to properly clean away mold may help you accomplish your objective and protect your property. call us at (678)376-5515

Need Restoration Help With Your Commercial Property?

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Imagine experiencing water loss or fire damage at your commercial property? 

Imagine the panic that you feel as a business owner when you walk into your establishment on Monday morning to find the floor of your business is covered with water. This is what happened to one of our local commercial customers. 

If this happens to your commercial business always remember safety first. Turn off all the power in the rooms that are impacted. Never walk through the building with the electricity on or operate any electrical appliance while standing on wet floors. Plus, you do not know if the free standing water is a bio-hazard (sewage) or not.

 If you know where your water value key is take it and locate your main water shut off value for value most commercial properties is located outside the building. Using your value key, turn the water to prevent any additional water flow.

Contact your building manager, SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville or plumber.

Water damage can strike commercial property at any time. This damage can keep your business sidelined impacting your customers and business. From major storm events to broken water lines, our professional highly trained water damage restoration technicians at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville are available 24/7 to help quickly mitigate the damage, preserve valuables and manage any of your restoration needs.

Call us for large or small commercial water damage concerns. (678)376-5515 SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville

Is Your Business Ready for Any Potential Disaster Situation? | SERVPRO® of North Lawrenceville

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

How would your business and your employees survive an emergency or natural disaster? This is just one of the multitude of things that must be taken care of when running a business, but it is one of the most important factors to think about—emergency preparedness.

This process will not stop all disasters from potentially happening, but it can still give you a head start for safety’s sake, and at least, make sure that your employees know what to do if a disaster or emergency situation should occur.

Creating Your Plan

Is this something you have already done? If not, how about taking the time to sit down and work out an emergency preparedness plan for various disaster situations?

There are numerous emergencies your business should have a preparedness plan in place for, including:

  • Fire
  • Severe weather, including thunderstorms and winter storms
  • Other natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes
  • Human-caused hazards, including accidents or acts of violence
  • Technology-related issues like power outages and equipment failure

It doesn’t matter if it’s a man-made incident or one stemming from nature, if there is no emergency plan for your business, the emergency could get even more stressful quickly.

You should make sure to include safety training and familiarization of emergency preparedness plans in your company onboarding process, team-building activities and continuing education opportunities. By helping employees familiarize themselves with proper safety protocol and emergency procedures, you’re not only giving them the tools to protect themselves, but you are also setting them up to help protect guests/visitors and the business itself.

Where to Start

So, where should you start when beginning to set up an emergency plan for your business? Start by evaluating which scenarios are most likely to occur—and even those that are a longshot but could still happen. After all, it’s better to prepare for all the worst-case scenarios and not be caught off guard.

There are plenty of online resources to help guide you through this process, including, the American Red Cross, FEMA and the CDC.

Conduct a business impact analysis (BIA), which aids in the prediction of the potential effects a disaster may have on your business. This would include lost or delayed sales and income, increased expenses from repairs, and delayed implementation of business plans. Don’t forget to make sure a crisis communications plan is in place, too.

After you have completed an emergency preparedness plan, don’t stop there. Be sure to go over it and practice with employees. By reviewing and rehearsing various scenarios, it will help ensure the process remains fresh in their minds and can help employees feel more empowered.

Disaster can strike when you least expect it, but by being prepared and having a plan in place, your business will be better suited to handle whatever Mother Nature has in store. If the worst should happen and your business is damaged, know that SERVPRO® of North Lawrenceville is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire in a Business

7/27/2017 (Permalink)

For businesses, sometimes putting out the fire can cause more problems than the fire itself. The first 24 hours can make the difference between restoring and replacing your business property and belongings.

SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville's 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines can help prevent fire damage from creating long term problems. We will contact the appropriate party within 1 hour. We will be on site within 4 hours. We will give a briefing of the scope to the appropriate party within 8 hours of being on site.

SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville Professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal, to contents claims inventory and document restoration.

These services ensure your property and belongings are restored to preloss condition when possible while providing security in knowing normal business functions can resume in a timely manner.

If your Lawrenceville business has suffered a fire damage loss, contact SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 678-376-5515. We will help you get back to business!

Restoring Your Lawrenceville Commercial Property After a Water Loss

5/2/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Lawrenceville 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 that has many different parties involved, 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 North Lawrenceville

SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville 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.

Commercial Services

1/22/2015 (Permalink)

No Job is Too Big for SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville

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

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

Have Questions? Call Today (678)376-5515

Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services: