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Prevent a Fire in Your Commercial Kitchen With These Tips | SERVPRO® of Houston County

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

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If you own a restaurant, bar or commercial kitchen in Perry, GA or Centerville, GA, reducing fire risk is critical to continued profitable operation. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that fire departments responded to over 7,410 structure fires in the kitchen of restaurants and bars in 2017 alone. The majority of these fires were preventable, resulting in three deaths, 110 injuries, and $165 million in property damage annually in commercial kitchens. These tips will help keep you and your staff safe while preventing shutdowns due to fire code violations.


What Are My Ducting and Air Movement Requirements to Prevent Fire?

While Chapter 7 of the NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations covers this extensively, here are a few key items to keep in mind.

First, commercial kitchen ducts should never pass-through firewalls, share an exhaust system with the building ventilation, or have obstructed access panels. While doing these things on a commercial kitchen remodel can save costs in the short term, the fire risk increases significantly. If disregarded, your commercial kitchen work will likely not pass inspection.

Make sure to maintain a minimum clearance of 18 inches between combustible materials and the kitchen ducts. This standard is based on Section 4.2 of the NFPA 96, however is one of the easiest to disregard once the kitchen is operational. Ducts can build up high levels of radiant heat that can ignite combustible materials like boxes, cups, plates, utensils, or other kitchen materials.

If you would like additional information on the types of combustible and non-combustible materials that should and shouldn't be kept near the duct, consult Chapter 3 of the NFPA.

What Are My Commercial Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Requirements?

"The NFPA 96 requires automated fire suppression equipment for all grease removal devices, hood exhaust plenums, and exhaust duct systems in a commercial kitchen, as well as any cooking equipment that produces grease-laden vapors." - Koorsen Fire & Security

The NFPA 96 requires use of class K fire extinguishers in conjunction with automatic fire extinguishing systems. These extinguishers also require installed placards stating their extinguisher class. However, in the case of a commercial kitchen fire, it's critical to activate the automatic fire extinguisher system before using portable-type extinguishers. This is because high-efficiency cooking appliances in many modern commercial kitchens are capable of achieving high temperatures that can raise the vegetable oils to intensely high temperatures. When oil ignites at these high temperatures, it can already be so hot that a portable extinguisher is not enough to stop the flames.

Another standard that you should familiarize yourself with is the UL 300 standard.

According to this article by Insureon, a kitchen’s cooking equipment must meet these UL 300 requirements:

  • Fire-extinguishing nozzles in the hood, ducts, and above each cooking appliance
  • An automatic fuel shut-off capabilities for both gas and electric power sources
  • A manual fuel shut-off pull for all power sources
  • A wet-chemical fire-extinguishing system that meets UL 300 criteria (one of which is undergoing semiannual checkups by a certified professional)

If you need immediate assistance after a fire, our teams are available 24/7/365. With our promise of being Faster to Any Size Disaster, you can count on SERVPRO of Houston County to be there when it counts. Call us today at (478) 224-4148 for rapid assistance.

Types of Insurance for Your Commercial Property

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

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Though it’s not something any business owner likes to think about, your commercial property can be damaged in an accident or suffer damage due to extreme weather. This type of disaster can result in significant business interruption and financial losses if you’re not prepared with the right types of insurance coverage. Make sure you have the proper commercial property insurance by following this guide on types of insurance for your commercial property. 

Understanding the Different Types of Insurance

It's important to have the right insurance coverage on your commercial property, whether you own or lease it. Commercial Property Insurance covers your property in case of damage or loss, such as a fire or windstorm. Flood Insurance covers you in case there is a flood, a type of coverage that most General Property Insurance does not include. Business Interruption Insurance protects your income in case your commercial property needs to be closed for repairs and your income is reduced or eliminated during a commercial repair project.

Understanding Commercial Property Insurance

You can insure your property to ensure that you are covered in case of damage or loss. Commercial Property Insurance does exactly that. It is meant to protect your company’s physical assets like your building, signage, furniture, and equipment, from fire, explosions, burst pipes, storms, theft, and vandalism. In case you need commercial repair services, this type of insurance will be critical to protecting your business.

Understanding Business Interruption Insurance

Business interruption coverage is sometimes offered through your property owner’s policy, but you can also purchase it separately. Because a commercial restoration can take several months to complete for very large losses, this kind of insurance ensures that you don't lose important business revenue during that time period.

Understanding Flood Insurance

Flood insurance is different from Commercial Property Insurance and can sometimes be forgotten by business owners until it's needed. It is meant to protect your property in the case of a loss directly caused by flooding. According to FEMA, a flood is an excess of water on land that is normally dry, affecting two or more acres of land or two or more properties. If your commercial property is in a high-risk flood area, federally regulated lenders will require that you pay for this coverage. If your property is in a moderate to low risk area, you will not "technically" need it. Yet, if a flood does occur, you could run the risk of losing your business if you are not insured to pay for commercial restoration services.

If you are ever in need of commercial restoration services, SERVPRO of Houston County is available 24/7 to help you quickly make your commercial property damage "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (478) 224-4148

And for more on Examining Commercial Policies Ahead of a Disaster, be sure to read our other blog post here.

Commercial Sanitizing Services: What You Should Know

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

If you work in commercial property and have been following the news, you’re probably well aware of the dangers posed by bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that can quickly get out of control if left unchecked. Especially, Covid-19.

Luckily, there are several methods you can employ to fight back against bacteria and pathogens that can pose a threat to your customers’ health and your business’s bottom line. Chief among these methods are commercial sanitizing services meant to eliminate harmful bacteria and pathogens before they have a chance to spread throughout your establishment.

Here is what you should know about Commercial Sanitization.

Sanitizing Vs Disinfecting Vs Sterilizing

Not all mean the same thing, and it is easy to get them confused. Before you start cleaning, it's important to know the difference between these 3 levels of cleaning. 

Sanitizers: Used to reduce, but not totally eliminate microorganisms to levels considered "safe".

Disinfectants: Products that kill more than 99.9% of disease-producing microorganisms. These typically destroy infectious fungi and bacteria, but don't necessarily eliminate spores.

Sterilizers: Used to completely destroy all forms of microbial life.

If you’re searching for commercial sanitizing services, it’s important to know that the products used will vary depending on the type of surface being cleaned, and the level of clean you need for your business.

Before Choosing a Disinfectant, Know these Surface Types

When choosing the right commercial cleaning service, it’s vital to know what products are being used on your commercial surfaces. However, not all products work for all instances. Here are the 3 kinds of surfaces to keep in mind.

Hard Non-Porous Surfaces: These surfaces are rigid and without pores. Examples would be stainless steel, metal, glass, hard plastic, and/or varnished wood.

Porous Surfaces: These surfaces have small holes or pores. A general rule of thumb is that if water or another liquid can pass into the surface, then it's porous.

Food Contact Surfaces: Surfaces that will be in contact with food. These can be either porous or non-porous. However, when cleaning these surfaces, you need to make sure that the chemical is acceptable for food contact.

For More information on selecting the right cleaning chemicals for your business, read more on the EPA List N Guide here

If you believe your business would benefit from Commercial Sanitizing Services, our teams are ready and available 24/7 to help you be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

 Call us today at (478) 224-4148

Why board-up is important after a fire

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

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

  1. 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.
  2. There is still viable stock on the premises. If products that appear viable remain in the building, you should consider boarding up. These items may require assessment and cleaning and may not be fit for sale but having them properly processed rather than stolen can be helpful for insurance purposes.
  3. You want to protect electronics and other valuables. Depending on the extent of the fire damage, you may be able to restore some electronics or other valuable property to working condition. Loss can be far more expensive than restoration or covered replacement.
  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.

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. Here at SERVPRO of Houston County we will always put our customers first.

Commercial Smoke Damage

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Smoke Damage

Smoke damage can be one of the most lasting consequences of a fire that has occurred in or near a commercial building in Warner Robins, GA. Specialized smoke cleanup solutions and equipment are essential for getting rid of this odor, as is awareness of the many ways in which smoke odor molecules can stick around for weeks or months after a fire.

1. A Coating of Smoke Residue on Surfaces
Smoke residue can build up on fixtures, furniture, walls and floors in a commercial location. This sticky coating may be present throughout a structure that has experienced a fire, even in areas that were not directly exposed to open flames. While vacuuming may be able to eliminate soot damage, this resinous coating calls for the use of specialized solvents.

2. Smoke Odor Lingering In an HVAC System
Aside from the air and visible surfaces inside a building, smoke damage can also spread through the HVAC system. Whether or not this system is in use when a fire breaks out, particles of smoke and soot can find their way into vents and ductwork and spread as soon as the system is turned on unless ductwork has been cleaned.

3. Untreated Contents Posing Recontamination Risks
Any smoke-damaged contents that stay in a structure may prove a source of the persistent smoke odor. For this reason, contents are typically removed from the location of a fire, cleaned off-site using treatments that neutralize smoke odors and stored until the fire restoration is finished.
Smoke cleanup should take place after fire cleanup for a fire that has happened on-site at a commercial structure in Warner Robins, GA. It is necessary to eliminate charred materials and soot from a building before treating smoke damage on surfaces or in the air. If smoke odor continues to pose a problem after fire restoration, most commercial property insurance policies also cover smoke cleaning.

Key Elements for Your Business’ Disaster Plan | SERVPRO® of Houston County

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

If you own a business, developing a disaster plan is a vital part of making sure you are covered in case an emergency were to arise. Not only will having a plan in place keep you and your staff safer in an emergency scenario, but it will also keep everyone informed and help you reopen your doors quickly once you recover. Making sure your plan has a few key elements can help you be certain that you are fully prepared. 

A Clear Path for Evacuation and Staying Put Depending on the type of disaster you are facing, it may be necessary to evacuate while other disasters may necessitate staying in place. To be fully prepared for whatever situation your business faces, it is important to have a procedure in place regarding both of these things. 

Make sure that you have well-marked evacuation routes in the building in case employees must leave suddenly in the event of a fire or flood, and practice evacuation drills frequently so everyone knows what to do. In the event that you must stay put, pack an office emergency kit with enough food, water and medical supplies to sustain you and your staff until official help arrives. 

A Communication Strategy for Management and Employees In the event of a disaster or emergency, there will likely be a lot of confusion from staff regarding what this means for the business and their livelihoods. Making sure that you and upper management have a strategy for communicating with staff will help you (most importantly) ensure everyone is safe, communicate pertinent information and keep any rumors at bay. 

A Clear Outline of the Recovery Process For business owners, your livelihood is likely on the line if your business has an unexpected closure—therefore it is recommended that you have a recovery plan in place in advance so you can expedite your time to reopening. 

Make sure you are aware of how to start recovery, including knowing your insurance information and what commercial restoration company you will be using to take care of the damage to get your doors reopened as quickly as possible. 

If your business has experienced a disaster, you can count on our restoration services. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial restoration process. 

Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Contact our office today at (478)224-4148 for a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

SERVPRO of Houston County, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist you in the event of a loss! 

Examining Your Commercial Policies Ahead of a Disaster | SERVPRO® of Houston County

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Disasters can happen suddenly and probably occur more often than you realize. In 2019, the losses from natural catastrophes reached $150 billion worldwide, and that does not include other emergency types that could impact your business, such as fires or localized floods. 

Making sure your business is prepared is not something you want to leave until after a disaster strikes. We recommend that every business put a disaster preparedness plan in place well before they need it, and part of that is checking your insurance coverage to make sure you are protected. 

Below, we will walk you through some considerations to keep in mind as you do this and point out some additional policies you can add to your general commercial insurance. 

A Guide to Insurance Options to Protect Your Business From Disasters 

General Property Insurance General insurance is the first thing you will want to assess when you evaluate your coverage. You will want to be sure both your building and its contents are insured for their current replacement value instead of what it was assessed at when you got your policy. For certain items, there may be specific exclusions written into your policy. 

Flood Insurance One of the main exclusions to be aware of with general commercial insurance is flood coverage. In most cases, a standard commercial policy will provide no coverage to flooding damage, so this is a policy you will want to consider adding to your portfolio. Even if you are not in a known floodplain, it may be better to have the coverage just in case. 

Business Interruption Insurance Another thing that is often excluded from a general policy is the income you will lose while being closed for repairs to your building. This interruption of income can be catastrophic for businesses operating on tight margins, but if you purchase business interruption insurance, you can receive some compensation in the form of estimated revenue for the duration of the closure. 

If your business is damaged in a disaster, we are here to help you! You can get in touch with us 24/7 to receive a quick response from our expert restoration technicians. 

Making Sure Your Business Is Practicing Fire Safety | SERVPRO® of Houston County

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

If you own your own business, you likely already understand the importance of protecting your investment through smart business decisions—but have you considered how suddenly a fire could set your business plans back? Fire is one of the most frequent types of damage to businesses, and while it will typically be covered by your commercial insurance policy, practicing fire safety from the start can reduce your chances of ever experiencing a fire at all. 

How to Increase Your Business’ Fire Safety 

Be Sure You Are in Compliance With Local and National Fire Codes While every business will have different fire codes to adhere to depending on the business or industry, making sure you are paying attention to the fire codes in Houston County in addition to the OSHA regulations is a great place to start for fire preparedness. These codes will detail important components of fire preparedness such as the number of fire extinguishers, frequencies of inspections and other specifics that can keep you and your staff safer. 

Train Staff on the Use of Fire Extinguishers If it is safe to do so, extinguishing a fire can ensure that the flames do not begin to spread and get out of hand. If all of your staff knows how to use a fire extinguisher and extinguishers are located throughout the building, the chances of having a fire extinguished before it causes more 

serious damage is much higher. Hold a safety seminar to make sure your staff are well-acquainted with the locations of the fire extinguishers as well as how to use them. 

Be Cautious About Common Fire Starters While the fire safety concerns for commercial properties are often different from those of a residential one, some of the same rules apply. While your business may not have to worry so much about a cooking-related fire breaking out, you will likely need to be extra careful regarding the correct usage of extension cords and not overloading power outlets. Understand the fire starters that your business might be specifically at risk for so you and your employees can be cautious regarding them. 

If your business experiences fire damage, we are here to help. You can get in touch with us any time to get your restoration process started. 

Key Elements for Your Business’ Disaster Plan | SERVPRO® of Houston County

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

If you own a business, developing a disaster plan is a vital part of making sure you are covered in case an emergency were to arise. Not only will having a plan in place keep you and your staff safer in an emergency scenario, but it will also keep everyone informed and help you reopen your doors quickly once you recover. Making sure your plan has a few key elements can help you be certain that you are fully prepared. 

A Clear Path for Evacuation and Staying Put Depending on the type of disaster you are facing, it may be necessary to evacuate while other disasters may necessitate staying in place. To be fully prepared for whatever situation your business faces, it is important to have a procedure in place regarding both of these things. 

Make sure that you have well-marked evacuation routes in the building in case employees must leave suddenly in the event of a fire or flood, and practice evacuation drills frequently so everyone knows what to do. In the event that you must stay put, pack an office emergency kit with enough food, water and medical supplies to sustain you and your staff until official help arrives. 

A Communication Strategy for Management and Employees In the event of a disaster or emergency, there will likely be a lot of confusion from staff regarding what this means for the business and their livelihoods. Making sure that you and upper management have a strategy for communicating with staff will help you (most importantly) ensure everyone is safe, communicate pertinent information and keep any rumors at bay. 

A Clear Outline of the Recovery Process For business owners, your livelihood is likely on the line if your business has an unexpected closure—therefore it is recommended that you have a recovery plan in place in advance so you can expedite your time to reopening. 

Make sure you are aware of how to start recovery, including knowing your insurance information and what commercial restoration company you will be using to take care of the damage to get your doors reopened as quickly as possible. 

If your business has experienced a disaster, you can count on our restoration services. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial restoration process. 

Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses may never fully recover following a disaster, according to industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water, fire, sewage, and mold damage can affect your business.

Contact our office today at (478)224-4148 for a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

SERVPRO of Houston County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist you in the event of a loss! 

Small vs Large Mold Colonies

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage is hard to remove no matter what species is growing in what quantity, but make no mistake, there are major differences between our treatment of small mold colonies and large ones. Everything from the machines we use to the safety precautions we take can vary depending on the size and intensity of the mold colony in question. In any case, SERVPRO makes sure to fully quarantine and treat the affected area, with measures appropriate for size and spread of damage. 
 
Small Patches 
Small areas of mold damage in a commercial Warner Robins structure are generally relatively easy for us to deal with, although you should still never attempt to remove it yourself. Mold is potentially dangerous, and without thorough sanitation measures, can easily be spread when a cleaning attempt is made. For small patches of mold damage, we first set up a quarantine, preventing the mold from spreading outside of its immediate area. This quarantine may be in just a small corner or an entire room. After this, we begin setting up drying and sanitizing machines and processes, killing off mold and preventing further spores from growing. For some cases, a business may be able to continue as usual while a small section is quarantined. 
 
Large Patches and Extensive Damage 
When the mold has had a chance to grow out of hand, it often requires a larger quarantine (containment) and temporary closure of business. Large mold colonies can spread their spores by air, meaning HVAC systems must be cleaned out and other areas of the structure must be carefully examined for mold damage and propagation. Additionally, high volumes of gas and spores produced by these colonies can create greater health risks. Large mold colonies also often have sister colonies in hidden places such as behind walls and above ceilings, making containment and full evaluation a much longer and more difficult process. From protecting your merchandise, customers, and employees to offering excellent service, we can un-intrusively deal with mold remediation. 
 

SERVPRO of Houston County has the equipment and training to handle commercial mold damage of all sizes and intensities. For our fast and reputable service, give us a call at (478) 224-4148.

Local Business Survives from ERP

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

We recently helped out a local business with a water damage case. Luckily for this business, they had already contacted us prior to the damage in regards to our Emergency Ready Profile. The ERP is an immediate plan of action in case of an emergency. It allows for whoever is at the business to know what to do, when to do something, and who to call in advance so the disaster can be at a minimum. The business knew exactly where to turn off the water. In addition, it had the list of phone numbers in importance to begin making the phone calls so restoration can begin quickly. We love when a local business profits from our ERP. If you have any questions concerning how to get your business an ERP, please give us a call at (478) 224-4148.

Emergency Ready Plan

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses may never fully recover following a disaster, according to industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water, fire, sewage, and mold damage can affect your business.

Contact our office today at (478)224-4148 for a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

SERVPRO of Houston County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist you in the event of a loss! 

How can we help Restaurants

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Services that Help Restaurants to Reopen Doors Quickly

Restaurants are some of the most commonly flooded businesses in America, as they are prone to some risk factors that can lead to significant water and flood damage year-round. Many restaurants that are located near rivers, creeks, lakes, or shores, making them vulnerable to heavy rainfalls which cause banks to overflow. Restaurants also have high amounts of water usage as compared to other businesses, which can lead to more interior and clear water flooding than in other commercial establishments. Fortunately, SERVPRO knows how to get a restaurant's doors back open as quickly as possible after these damages, through a few key services. 
 
Inventory and Stock Management 
One of the most difficult tasks to accomplish alone after commercial water damage is to take inventory of what has been lost, damaged, or left alone in the building. Everything from furniture to valuable kitchen equipment to food stock can be accounted for and should be, for insurance purposes. SERVPRO can help you to keep track of your losses and get proper repayment from an insurer after the event is said and done. 
 
Rapid Restoration Services 
We have access to a wide variety of powerful tools and machines to help accelerate the process of water removal and restoration, including high-powered air movers, water extractors, deodorizing foggers, UV sanitizers, and more. When used strategically, these machines help businesses to open doors quicker than expected after even the worst water damage. 
 
Cohesive Teams and Helpful Policies 
We strive to ensure that a restaurant owner understands the process of restoration and can talk to our teams and representatives. Also, our staff is assembled in a way that encourages cohesiveness and cooperation. This also extends to our "white collar" representatives, who can present documentation to insurance adjusters and regulators with maximum efficacy. 

SERVPRO of Houston County is a trusted local source of commercial repairs and restorations. Contact us at (478)224-4148 for our help with your disaster in inconvenience.

Preventing Water Damage in your Commercial Property

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

When owning or managing a place of business, disasters are always in the back of your mind. What if something happens and you have to be closed for a significant amount of time? Something such as a water leak can do this to a place of business. So what can you do to prevent this from happening?

Check the usual suspects of a water leak. Appliances, pipes and drains, and the roof are these suspects. The older these things are, the more often you need to check them. When you are checking these items if you see something wrong, immediately get them fixed. Keep a close eye on lose hose connections and caulk areas since these are simple fixes. In addition, you should continue to update maintenance on all appliances and equipment. In regards to the outside of your place of business, keep the gutters free of debris. This will help reduce the likelihood of your roof being damaged.

In addition, you should look into SERVPRO’s ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) which goes into play when a disaster strikes your place of business. If you want to inquire about the ERP or have a disaster happen at your place of business, call us at (478)224-4148, and we will make it look “Like it never even happened."

What to do after a fire

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

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

  1. 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.
  2. There is still viable stock on the premises. If products that appear viable remain in the building, you should consider boarding up. These items may require assessment and cleaning and may not be fit for sale but having them properly processed rather than stolen can be helpful for insurance purposes.
  3. You want to protect electronics and other valuables. Depending on the extent of the fire damage, you may be able to restore some electronics or other valuable property to working condition. Loss can be far more expensive than restoration or covered replacement.
  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.

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. Here at SERVPRO of Houston County we will always put our customers first.

Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Contact our office today at (478)224-4148 for a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

SERVPRO of Houston County, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist you in the event of a loss!