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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.