Recent Commercial Posts

Being Prepared Part 2

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

As I said in an earlier blog, part of being a Commercial Property Manager is being prepared.  Like knowing where the sprinkler riser is located.  But another part is prevention.  Although you can’t always predict trouble, you can take certain precautions.

The building fire that took my ego down a few pegs was investigated by none other than the Fire Chief himself.  (Large commercial structure fire that made the news was a big deal.)  Nice man; very willing to share his knowledge and I learned a lot about fires.  And how to prevent them.

The cause of our fire was a very small desk fan belonging to an employee of a company that leased office space in the building.  (Not unusual, I have one that sits on my desk now.  Summertime in the South.)  But what was unusual was that hers quit running.  When she left for the day, she knew it wasn’t running but just thought she had already turned it off.  But she hadn’t.  It had malfunctioned, was left in the “on” position, and still plugged in.  That miracle we call electricity did the rest.

So talk to your tenants about prevention.  Share this story with them.  Ask them to think about prevention before they turn the lights off and close and lock the door for the night.  Are there any appliances plugged in that shouldn’t be?  Is there any water still running?  One last walk through might be all the prevention you need.  But if not, call SERVPRO, we’re here to help!

First Impressions Matter

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

First impressions matter.  We are told not to judge a book by its cover but we do and we all know we do. Whether it’s a person at the gym, a first date, or when we walk through the door into a business, we all form an immediate opinion.  And this opinion is based on sight, sound, and smell.

So stop and think about your front lobby or reception area.  How does it look? Is it clean and welcoming or could those upholstered chairs use some freshening up? How about the carpet? Do those traffic lanes really look inviting? How about the air? Does the air smell fresh and clean?  Could the ducts stand to be cleaned and deodorized?

If it’s time to give your lobby or reception area a good deep spring cleaning, SERVPRO of Dothan and SERVPRO of Coffee, Dale, Geneva, and Henry Counties can help.  Call us today at 334-699-5961 for a free quote!

Being Prepared

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

Having been a Commercial Property Manager in the past, I understand all too well the challenges that face those underappreciated individuals.  Good Commercial Property Managers are like mayors of small cities; constantly balancing the needs of the many for the good of all.  And they have to know a lot about a lot of different things; a “jack of all trades” so to speak.  But most of all they must plan and prepare for the improbable and the unexpected.

I learned that lesson the hard way when I was a relatively new property manager of a mixed used shopping center in Florida.  I had been working at the property for about 6 months and encouraged the head of maintenance to take a much needed vacation.  I think most of all it was my youth that made me certain I could handle anything.  How little I knew.  So the head of maintenance grinned and went fishing.  Which is why he was unreachable in the middle of a lake in his bass boat while back at the shopping center, the fire alarm was screaming, 5 fire trucks had arrived, and the sprinkler system was running full force. The Fire Chief then asked me the magic question, “Where are the risers for the sprinkler system?” And for those of you who don’t know but have probably guessed, that’s where you turn off the water to a sprinkler system after the fire is out.  Do you have ANY idea how much water those systems can pump out in a minute?

Well SERVPRO does!  So if you’re a Commercial Property Manager and find yourself with a bunch of water where you don’t want water to be, call SERVPRO of Dothan and SERVPRO of Coffee, Dale, Geneva, and Henry Counties and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

What to do if your sprinklers are accidentally set off

1/21/2022 (Permalink)

In 10 minutes, a single fire sprinkler can spray hundreds of gallons of water onto a fire or just onto essential documents, equipment, and infrastructure, flooding the office. These damages can take place in a matter of seconds but can be prevented and mitigated. Ensuring you have the right plan for combatting a faulty sprinkler discharge and knowing what to do after can help save your business from extra damage and restoration time. If your sprinklers accidentally go off, take these steps:

  1. Ensure there is no fire

Sometimes we may think the worst can’t happen to us, but it is better to react as the alarm is real. Make sure to follow your fire safety procedures and have everyone evacuated. Once this has happened, you can begin to check if the fire is out or never happened. If you are unsure, it may be best to wait for trained firemen to come and assess the situation. 

  1. Have the assigned employee turn off the water

Turning off the water fast requires planning and coordination. You have to have communication with the team on where the shutoff valve is and have a designated manager know their duties of shutting off this valve to mitigate loss. Often you will want the person who is near the shutoff valve and constantly on site to have the duty of shutting off the water. However, this duty should only be entrusted to trained employees who can discern the appropriate action in a stressful situation.  

This planning should be included in your fire readiness plan. If you do not include it and wait for the fire department, the damage will be much worse, prolonging the adjusting, restoration, and acquiring new equipment process. 

  1. Call your insurance company

You may want to go in and try to save items first, but it may be best to call your insurance company first and decide on the next steps. You will want to run things by your insurance company as you do it so you do not disrupt their investigation, possibly causing further out-of-pocket loss and further delays. 

  1. Hire restoration services

You should have approval from your insurance company before you choose a water damage restoration company. Here at SERVPRO, we will give you a quality restoration job and put your property back together like the water damage never happened.

After you coordinate with your insurance, we can then work with them to quickly start to mitigate any further loss and get your business dry and restored.

Importance in air quality for gym performance

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Gym goers are more likely to have better results in less time at gyms with better air quality and odor, influencing them to switch gyms. These findings are based on research that indicates that a gym's air quality affects health, performance, customer perception of quality, and irritation from odor.  

Health

Why poor gym air quality is worse for health:

If there are pollutants in the air and a gym goer starts breathing more from physical activity, they are also increasing the rate they take in those pollutants. This is specifically bad for gyms that have had mold, soot, or pest buildup in their HVAC and air duct systems. Gyms should mainly worry about the soot and mold that come from various problems with HVAC units, like overheating near combustible material and rapid temperature changes enabling mold growth. 

Performance 

Why poor gym air quality lowers performance:

The effects of poor performance from poor air quality can be observed by simply putting a face mask on during high-intensity training. Studies show that exercise in high-polluted air resulted in a significant reduction in performance at submaximal levels of physical exertion. Poor performance can also be seen with stagnant air, causing sub-optimal oxygen concentration and CO2 buildup. This stagnant air is usually caused by poor ventilation and high gym occupancy compared to the building size. 

Odor irritation

Why poor gym odor lowers performance:

With poor air circulation and a high gym occupancy, odors intensity increases. Foul odors can negatively impact their attention and willpower in the gym. From anecdotal experience and testimonials, odors can impact a gym goer's workouts positively or negatively. Smelling salts are a prime positive example of how the CNS can be shocked, and their adrenaline is leveraged for lifting heavier. On the other hand, they can be in the middle of a rep and smell a foul odor, taking their mind off of the rep and not giving it 100%. Foul odors can simply lower a gym goer's enjoyment of the gym or be an added excuse to why they cannot tolerate going. 

Negative perception of quality 

Why poor gym air quality lowers perceived quality: 

With stagnant air, lower performance, and poor odor, members are more likely to perceive a gym with a negative halo effect, looking down on other parts of the gym as well. Once one negative perception comes up, members tend to find others and tell friends about these findings, even if you are investing heavily in providing all the right value possible for your members. Luckily, all it takes is consistency over time, and the way your brand is perceived can be changed for the better. 

How to improve air quality

  • Regularly cleaning all surfaces 
  • Control occupancy rate 
  • Regular maintenance on HVAC
  • Reduce rapid temperature changes 
  • Reduce overheating  
  • Clean any soot or mold immediately
  • Clean air ducts regularly 

What is air duct cleaning

Air duct cleaning is when specialized equipment is used to agitate and vacuum out dust and debris from the air ducts. These air ducts are connected to the HVAC system and circulate the air inside of the building. Air duct cleaning is commonly used because of dust buildup, increased mold risk with dirty and clogged air ducts, and pest infestations. 

Why Air Ducts Need Cleaning

If there is inefficient filtration, dust can accumulate and break off then re-enter the air. Dust can also build up, and if a water leak or high condensation occurs, then mold can grow and lower air quality. Pests can also burrow in the dust and bring in debris and allergens or remains, allowing particles they bring into the vents to be kicked up and pushed back into the room. When this debris builds up and creates thick bundles, they can be pulled into the HVAC, causing inefficiency, strain, and possibly damage. The more dust there is in a unit, the more the coils in the air conditioner are covered and can expend unnecessary energy. 

How to clean air ducts

Air ducts can be easily damaged, and debris can easily be dislodged into the air, so hiring the right team with the right equipment is crucial for inspection and cleaning. SERVPRO is IICRC certified and has the equipment necessary to get the job done right. You can trust we will inspect your gym properly and inform you if you require an air duct cleaning.

Fire safety checklist for the workplace

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

In order to reduce the possibility of fires and damage from fires in the workplace, your organization must consider, Prevention, Detection, Protection, Elimination, and Restoration. 

Prevention 

How to prevent workplace fires

  • Checking electrical outlets for improper voltage
  • Ensuring heavy machinery and high voltage equipment is handled by highly trained personnel
  • Ensuring a great standing with employees and customers to prevent the possibility of arson
  • Investing in a security system to further deter arson 
  • Keep fire extinguishers up to date and ensure sprinkler systems are functioning properly 

Detection 

How to detect workplace fires

  • Ensure each smoke alarm is regularly tested 
  • Make sure employees have proper means of communicating in the event of a fire 
  • Employees are educated on what the building’s fire alarm sounds like
  • Removing personal use of earbuds that prevent hearing the fire alarm
  • Introduce sound protection with slight noise spill so workers can hear alarms
  • Having quick lines of communication with each employee

Protection

How to protect employees from workplace fires 

  • Clear pathways, so people are not blocked in the event of a fire
  • Reduce the amount of flammable material that can block pathways 
  • Make sure employees are educated on locations of exits, alerts, and extinguishers 

Elimination 

How to eliminate workplace fires

  • Keep fire extinguishers up to date and ensure sprinkler systems are functioning properly
  • Close doors when exited to reduce the amount of fire 
  • Add a security system that alerts authorities
  • Contact the authorities as soon as possible  

Restoration

How to restore the workplace after a fire

Having a clean-up and restoration crew on standby is important to mitigate further damage. Businesses need to act quickly in the restoration process, or there will be further water and possibly mold damage. As the sprinklers go off in order to prevent the fire from spreading and causing loss of life, it will flood the affected floors. The water damage needs immediate assessment in order to reduce further damage. Having a team that can perform all levels of cleanup, construction, and restoration from the fire and sprinkler water damage will save you time and get the commercial work back in business quicker.   

A quick fire safety checklist for the workplace

  • Perform a risk assessment  
  • Update your evacuation plan 
  • Test fire alarms 
  • Make fire extinguishers available 
  • Check that the fire extinguishers are up to date
  • Educate employees on fire extinguisher locations, exits, and procedures 
  • Clear pathways to the fire exits and ensure the cleaning crew regularly clears paths
  • Check that electronics are pulling the right voltage compared to the outlet 
  • Ensure combustible materials are being stored correctly  

Main fire risks to the workplace

Electrical components 

  • Overloaded outlets 
  • Faulty equipment 
  • Proximity to combustible materials 

Heavy machinery and high voltage equipment used by untrained workers

Insufficient training of workers 

Improper storage of combustible materials

Arson 

Proud to be IICRC certified

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

Certified cleaning and restoration company in dothan servpro IICRC badge

The IICRC certification is another demonstration of how SERVPRO of Dothan is operating to the highest of standards regarding inspection, cleaning, and restoration. IICRC is a certification organization that upholds the standards of our industry and certifies that we are up to those standards. 

Who is the IICRC 

The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Industries. They were founded to uphold the standards of the cleaning industry, which is why SERVPRO of Dothan is proud to be certified up to those standards. This certification is important to our services to demonstrate that we also perform at the highest level of technical expertise when completing complex jobs giving you peace of mind that the scope of work is completed. The IICRC, originally named the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Inc. (IICUC), was founded in 1972 by Ed York. Since starting in 1972, the IICRC has evolved into a global organization with more than 49,000 active Certified Technicians and more than 6,500 Certified Firms around the world. 

Why Are Certified Firms Important?

IICRC Certified Firms perform at the highest level of technical expertise when completing complex jobs giving you peace of mind that the scope of work is completed right the first time. Firms can work in both residential and commercial environments, depending on their specific business qualifications. You can verify any IICRC Certified Firm and their qualifications on the IICRC Global Locator, or contact the IICRC with the company name and they can verify our credentials. 

Check out our certification here

You can check our certification by going to the IICRC Global Locator or by visiting Credly.

8 ways to improve a commercial building’s value as a landlord, owner, and tenant

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

Keep a checklist of what needs to be done

This is a standard operating procedure, but some commercial spaces do not do it. It is good to separate the checklist based on the intervals it needs to be done. So daily, weekly, monthly, bi-yearly, and yearly. Do not be afraid to put the intervals on weird time frames like three times a year.

Make a calendar and reminder based on checklist 

Most of the time, employees are busy doing their daily tasks, it is not beneficial for them to spend time manually checking if something needs to be cleaned. Instead, it is better to set reminders for a certain time frame to build the cleaning process into a more efficient system. Make sure that the checklist is spread out over time. This system helps you not to forget things that need to be cleaned and have to do them all at once, increasing the labor cost and possibility of not doing job functions. 

Split tasks based on what people want to do

If you do not hire a professional, you will most likely have to give responsibilities to the workers in the space. Sharing cleaning duties is normally standard procedure, and SOPs can be made according to the roles before filling the position. Certain people like doing certain tasks more than others or value time over hard work. So, it is important to delegate the tasks to those who fit the right time, difficulty, and skill specifications to help make sure employees are happy. 

Have easy access to basic cleaning supplies 

One of the main barriers to employees or customers cleaning is being unable to get to cleaning supplies. Sometimes they are not able to find them. Other times they are locked up, or most of the time, they are simply out of the way and not worth getting. By making the cleaning supplies accessible and easy to find, you can help reduce the friction that customers and employees feel. 

Have contact with local professional cleaners 

Some damage and messes are too much for your staff to handle. It is often cheaper to save on labor and hire professionals with the right equipment to save your staff time and money. As you continue to put these professionals on the job, you will understand the prices and how the processes work. This way, you can shop around and build relationships with the right people or company. Having professionals like SERVPRO in your contacts as a property owner is especially important to limit risk and streamline processes.  

Budget for expenses 

You should always budget for cleaning as well as damage expenses. Numerous ways are common practices for estimating the expenses you should incur every month, but the best way is to budget for the worse and hope for the best. As a landlord, your expenses should cost 1-2 times your monthly rent for the year. Your expenses may cost cleaning supplies and routine maintenance, around 10% of your monthly rent as a tenant. Keep track of these expenses over time and base your budget off of your averages, not others. 

Look at energy upgrades as an investment 

As bulbs break, look into longer-lasting, more efficient replacements even though they may cost more upfront. Investing now will save you time, labor, and money in the long term. 

Plan to change styles every 

Think of what your style is and when it will go out of date. You can usually stick to classics. Structural pieces will only need to be updated after severe damage and fading, but tenants should budget small decor changes every 1-2 years.

Water damage got you feeling soggy?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

If your property in Servpro of Dothan and Coffee, Dale, Geneva & Henry Counties has been damaged by water caused by flooding or water leaks, we have the experience, expertise and equipment to restore your property properly. Our water removal and cleanup process also provides validation and documentation that your property is dry.

SERVPRO of Dothan

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration Specialists
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Flooding or Water Damage? Call Us Today 334.699.5961

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

We know that water and flooding emergencies can happen any time, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays. We provide immediate emergency water services to your home or business, day or night.

Faster To Any Size Water Emergency

When water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. Day or night, residents and business owners can expect us to respond immediately to your water emergency.

Highly-Trained Water Restoration Specialists

We are water damage specialists. We get started quickly to get your property dry and back to pre-water damage condition. We use advanced water removal and drying equipment and scientific drying principles to get you property dry quickly, including documenting the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.

Locally Owned and Operated

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Dothan is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Wiregrass residents and business owners with any-sized water and flood damage emergencies.

Is your Business Ready?

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

A disastrous event can be detrimental to your brand and can put your property and customers at risk. Disasters, emergencies, and crises can happen anywhere and at any time. Business owners need to prepare for the impact of all potential hazards including hurricanes, fires, floods, mold growth, and other perils.

How quickly your company can get back to business after a disaster happens depends on emergency planning done prior to the incident. According to the latest industry research, it is estimated that 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. This is mostly due to improper emergency planning. Preparing and pre-planning will give you an ease of mind knowing when a disaster happens you and your team are properly prepared to mitigate damages.

Give us a call today at 334.699.5961 and let SERVPRO of Dothan help.

Workplace Fire Safety

3/7/2021 (Permalink)

A fire is one of the most terrifying and devastating risks in the workplace which can compromise the safety of the workers as well as the public. If not killed immediately, it can cause serious injuries or even casualties and damages to the property. Hence, fire safety is really important in the workplace and should be a priority. Everyone in the workplace should be aware of fire risks and be familiar with the necessary fire safety information and ways on how to prevent fires.  If you own or manage a business where others work, fire prevention measures are of the utmost importance. For everyone’s safety in the workplace, here are some fire safety tips you can follow.

COMMON FIRE HAZARDS IN AN OFFICE

What is fire safety? Apparently, this is a set of fire safety rules that aim to reduce the damage caused by fire. If you know how to prevent fire, the damages in the workplace and injuries can also be reduced. You should also know the common causes of fire and other important fire safety information.

ELECTRICAL

Most fires are caused by electrical problems such as damaged wiring, faulty equipment, and overloaded plug sockets. Faulty appliances may also cause a fire in the workplace so you should always check if your office equipment and appliances are working properly. Fixing electrical problems immediately should be a part of your workplace fire safety plan.

HEATING

Overheating can also be a cause of a fire. If you have heaters at the office, never leave them unattended or place them close to flammable objects as they can spark a fire. This is why everyone should know the importance of workplace fire safety.

COOKING

Some offices have their own kitchen so the workers can cook their own meals.  Nonetheless, unattended and unsafe use of cooking appliances can cause a fire. To prevent this, the employer should provide safety in workplace tips. Most workplace messages should be organized so everyone can follow them easily and consistently.

WHAT TO DO IF THERE’S A FIRE IN YOUR WORKPLACE

If there’s a fire in your workplace, it can be really terrifying. A lot of people tend to panic when there’s a fire, especially if they don’t know what to do. This is why everyone should know effective ways to prevent fire. During the fire, workers should follow all safety procedures in the workplace. Panicking should not be an option; instead, follow this fire safety precaution.

RAISE THE ALARM

If you’re the one who discovered the fire, you should alert everyone in the workplace and activate the fire alarm. If it doesn’t work, raise the alarm until everyone becomes aware of the fire. Some workers won’t know how to prevent fires so you should call the fire safe center right away. The key to effective fire hazard prevention is taking action and asking for it immediately. Nonetheless, you can use a fire extinguisher but don’t forget to adhere to the fire extinguisher regulations in the workplace.

EVACUATE

Once the fire alarm is on, Get out of the building immediately. Stay calm until you find your way to the fire exit. When you’re outside the building, let your immediate supervisors know that you are safe.

GET TO THE ASSEMBLY POINT

There should be an assembly point that you all agreed upon. That is where you should head to meet your co-workers and check if they are all safe. Wait until the firefighters come and get rid of the fire completely.

IF TRAPPED INSIDE

When your workplace is crowded or if you don’t keep your calm during a fire, there’s a chance of getting trapped inside the building. Also, there may be obstructions that won’t allow you to get out of the building. If you’re stuck in a room, you should find a way to prevent the smoke from coming inside. You may ask if there’s a window and keep calm while waiting for. If you are nervous, you will find it hard to think clearly so you should find ways on how to keep yourself relaxed. Breathe slowly to reduce your heart rate; this can you think more clearly while waiting for the firefighters.

While you’re trapped inside, think about the office fire safety tips and try to follow them. Fire and safety don’t always go hand-in-hand but if you can do any fire safety measure, you can save yourself from any possible danger.

Give us a call today at 334.699.5961 and let SERVPRO of Dothan help.

Commercial Services Done Right

1/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Dothan and SERVPRO of Coffee, Dale, Geneva & Henry Counties is committed to working with our Dothan and surrounding areas in your time of need. Whether business or homeowners have experienced water, fire or mold damage, our team is here to help. There is no loss too large. 

Our technicians are IICRC certified to help make any damage "Like it never even happened." We provide 24-hour service and are able to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Dothan and surrounding areas property. Our extensive training makes us specialists in water damage, fire damage, and mold remediation and our process emphasizes regular monitoring and documentation of the process from beginning to end.

Our experience doesn't stop there. Our crews have completed jobs such as general cleanings, bio hazard cleanups, graffiti removal, crime scene cleanup, and so much more! 

  • 24-hour emergency services
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Call Us Today at 334-699-5961 and learn more about the services we offer!

SERVPRO CERTIFIED CLEAN!

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – Program

The program is grounded in our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

Consult

Not all businesses are the same, which is why a SERVPRO professional who understands the business will create a custom cleaning program to meet their specific needs. SERVPRO has worked in a wide variety of industries with businesses ranging from start-ups to global, multinational organizations. The business’s specific program will be developed based on a range of factors including business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch points, foot traffic, and congestion points. As a result, they’ll know that Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is not just the industry-leading standard in clean, they’ll know that the clean they receive is customized to their unique needs.

Clean

Based on the specific needs of their business, their location will undergo a thorough, expert cleaning rooted in the pillars of People, Process, and Product. Combining our proprietary training, cleaning solutions, and processes creates a solution that will provide their business, employees and customers the peace of mind that they are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. People. SERVPRO professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect homes or businesses according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform.

Certify

We’re going to extend our credibility as the premier biohazard cleaning company in the country to their business—to give assurance to their employees and customers that only SERVPRO can deliver. Once their business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, they will gain access to propriety signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that they’ve selected the highest standard of cleaning available to protect their employees and customers. And because we add the date to that proprietary stamp of clean, their guests will know that their location is being cleaned regularly at this standard

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help! Call SERVPRO of Dothan today at 334.599.5961.

Top Notch Commercial Cleaning Services

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Whether you need cleaning for a commercial office or require industrial cleaning services, your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional can help. You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office or warehouse. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to make your workspace or warehouse look its very best.

SERVPRO of Dothan is always here to help. We have award winning training and over 40 years’ experience in the industry. Please be safe and share these few tips with friends and family this holiday season!

Get prepared and stay safe! Call Us Today at 334-699-5961

Workplace Safety Tips

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Listed below are a few tips we wanted to share to keep your workplace safe this winter season.

  • Unplug all space/portable heaters.
  • Keep your work area free of waste paper, trash and other items that can easily catch fire.
  • Check on your electrical cords.
  • Don't overload your circuits.
  • Turn off electrical appliances at the end of each day.
  • Keep heat producing equipment away from anything that might burn.
  • Turn off the coffee pot.
  • Unplug wall scents.
  • Make sure all candles are blown out at the end of the day.
  • Have a emergency escape plan for all employees.
  • Make sure EXIT signs are posted and all employees are aware of the exit doors.
  • Check your fire extinguishers and make sure they have not expired.
  • Clean workspaces regularly to disinfect germs.
  • Turn off all decorations and lights at the end of the day.

These are just a few things we can all do to help prevent unwanted fires to start. By implementing these simple task we can KEEP OUR WORKPLACE SAFE!

Call SERVPRO of Dothan @ 334-699-5961.

SERVPRO is a  24 hour emergency service company! We are always here to help.

Restoring Your Dothan or Enterprise Commercial Property

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Dothan or Enterprise 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, 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 Dothan

SERVPRO of Dothan 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 Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Dothan 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, 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.

Call SERVPRO of Dothan @ 334-699-5961

Keep your workspace safe!

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Listed below are a few tips we wanted to share to keep your workplace safe this winter season.

  • Unplug all space/portable heaters.
  • Keep your work area free of waste paper, trash and other items that can easily catch fire.
  • Check on your electrical cords.
  • Don't overload your circuits.
  • Turn off electrical appliances at the end of each day.
  • Keep heat producing equipment away from anything that might burn.
  • Turn off the coffee pot.
  • Unplug wall scents.
  • Make sure all candles are blown out at the end of the day.
  • Have an emergency escape plan for all employees.
  • Make sure EXIT signs are posted and all employees are aware of the exit doors.
  • Check your fire extinguishers and make sure they have not expired.
  • Turn off all decorations and lights at the end of the day.

These are just a few things we can all do to help prevent unwanted fires to start. By implementing these simple task we can KEEP OUR WORKPLACE SAFE!

Call SERVPRO of Dothan @ 334-699-5961.

SERVPRO is a  24 hour emergency service company! We are always here to help.

Winterizing Your Business

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

The worst of the winter season is yet to come, and the harshness of the season has the potential to take a toll on your building.  Water can collect in cracks and spaces between bricks and masonry and freeze, causing structural damage.  Even in warmers climates like here in Houston County, extended hours of cold temps can lead to bursting pipes and unwanted damages to your business.

Fortunately, with a small amount of preparation you can help prevent some problems from occurring this winter. The following precautionary measures will help take care of your property.

  • Check your facility for broken or damaged trees.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entry points to address slippery conditions that might occur.
  • Install slip resistant mats to prevent falls
  • Keep floors dry and rugs inside doorways to help dry up unwanted water.
  • Post caution signs to warn employees and guest of the winter conditions.
  • Always unplug heaters.
  • Make sure pipes are wrapped and secure to prevent freezing.
  • Keep some water dripping at night to prevent pipes from busting.

Preparing for winter can sometimes be a lot of work, but these few tips can help prevent your business from experiencing any winter damage.

SERVPRO of Dothan is always here to help.

Please call 334-699-5961 - 24/7 for emergency help!

Restoring Your Dothan Commercial Property

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Dothan 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, 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 Dothan

SERVPRO of Dothan 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 Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

Flooding and water damage events at Dothan 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, 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.

Call SERVPRO of Dothan @ 334-699-5961

Keep your workspace safe!

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Let's not use these!

Listed below are a few tips we wanted to share to keep your workplace safe this winter season.

  • Unplug all space/portable heaters.
  • Keep your work area free of waste paper, trash and other items that can easily catch fire.
  • Check on your electrical cords.
  • Don't overload your circuits.
  • Turn off electrical appliances at the end of each day.
  • Keep heat producing equipment away from anything that might burn.
  • Turn off the coffee pot.
  • Unplug wall scents.
  • Make sure all candles are blown out at the end of the day.
  • Have a emergency escape plan for all employees.
  • Make sure EXIT signs are posted and all employees are aware of the exit doors.
  • Check your fire extinguishers and make sure they have not expired.
  • Turn off all decorations and lights at the end of the day.

These are just a few things we can all do to help prevent unwanted fires to start. By implementing these simple task we can KEEP OUR WORKPLACE SAFE!

Call SERVPRO of Dothan @ 334-699-5961.

SERVPRO is a  24 hour emergency service company! We are always here to help.

Winterizing Your Business

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Busted pipe from low temps.

The worst of the winter season is yet to come, and the harshness of the season has the potential to take a toll on your building.  Water can collect in cracks and spaces between bricks and masonry and freeze, causing structural damage.  Even in warmers climates like here in Houston County, extended hours of cold temps can lead to bursting pipes and unwanted damages to your business.

Fortunately, with a small amount of preparation you can help prevent some problems from occurring this winter. The following precautionary measures will help take care of your property.

  • Check your facility for broken or damaged trees.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entry points  to address slippery conditions that might occur.
  • Install slip resistant mats to prevent falls
  • Keep floors dry and rugs inside doorways to help dry up unwanted water.
  • Post caution signs to warn employees and guest of the winter conditions.
  • Always unplug heaters.
  • Make sure pipes are wrapped and secure to prevent freezing.
  • Keep some water dripping at night to prevent pipes from busting.

Preparing for winter can sometimes be a lot of work, but these few tips can help prevent your business from experiencing any winter damage.

SERVPRO of Dothan is always here to help.

Please call 334-699-5961 - 24/7 for emergency help!

Restoring You Dothan Commercial Property

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Dothan 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, 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 Dothan

SERVPRO of Dothan 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.