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Biohazards and How to Handle Them
Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration
Biohazards, such as sewage backups, crime scene residues, blood cleanup, and chemical spills create unhealthy and dangerous environments. These hazards put people at significant risk and their removal is essential for any building.
How can I ensure the best method of removal for a biohazard?
Call SERVPRO of Reston/Herndon of course! Our technicians have certifications through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in biohazard cleanup. We are continually training and re-training in niches like bloodborne pathogens through OSHA.
24 Hour Emergency Service
We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.
Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
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5 Ways To Lower Your Company's Water Consumption
Of all the water issues worth discussing, one of the most relevant is conservation. In addition to being good for the environment, lowering your building’s consumption also reduces your water bill.
Here Are Five Measures You Can Take To Enhance Your Status As A Responsible Corporate Citizen
- Install Touch Free Faucets
Because executives carry their phones everywhere, they often become distracted before leaving the restroom. This sometimes results in running faucets. Touch-free sensors eliminate this trouble entirely. As an added bonus, the spread of germs is greatly limited. While they can be expensive, these water upgrades come highly recommended and are extremely popular.
- Submeter Irrigation
Faulty irrigation systems have the potential to create seriously destructive water issues. If your business floods, the resulting water damage may necessitate a commercial restoration service provider to repair. Submetering irrigation alerts building managers and landscapers when too much water is being used, possibly indicating a faulty system. The ability to address issues early on could prevent an inconvenient disaster.
- Add Flush Valves
Toilets installed before 1992 use between three and five gallons per flush. Introducing flush valves dwindles this by up to 40%. Unlike replacing old toilets with low-flush alternatives, you can keep your original commodes and the cost will be minimal.
- Trade Plants
Interior designers sometimes attempt to counteract the industrial feel of office buildings with trees and other leafy offerings. Some vegetation needs to be watered more than others. Try less thirsty options, such as sago palms, spider plants or orchids.
- Change Urinals
Although they require different cleaning methods than traditional urinals, consider ones that are water-free. With one training session, your cleaning crews will have no trouble understanding how to handle them.
Addressing these common water issues will work wonders in lessening the amount your office in Reston/Herndon, uses. For the sake of the future, implement as many solutions as possible.
Commercial Mold Damage Tips
If your commercial building recently experienced water damages, you're probably unsure of the next step. Not only are you worried about property damage from the water, but you also have to worry about mold in your business. Mold can affect indoor air quality, can cause significant property damage, and can cause a foul smell that even the best deodorization techniques can't get rid of! Follow these tips if you're dealing with residential or commercial mold.
- Get Rid of Moisture - This is the very first step! Before the mold can be properly addressed, as much moisture as possible needs to be removed. If there is standing water, it can be dangerous to walk into your home or commercial property, so please make sure you can safely enter the building or structure.
- Protect Yourself - You just never really know what can be floating around in standing water that can hurt you. For example, electrical wiring. You don't want to endure an electrical shock. Once you know you can safely enter, protect yourself by wearing protective clothing, such as gloves and a face mask.
- Hire a Professional - The best thing you can do is leave it to the experts. Rely on a team of professionals to help get your home or business back in tip-top shape. Experts can come in and assess the true extent of the damage and help ensure all of the molds are properly remediated. We promise it could save you a lot of time, money, and headaches in the future.
SERVPRO of Reston/Herndon is ready to help you ensure your commercial property is cleaned and ready to support your business. Give our team a call at 703-471-6040
Common Commercial Plumbing Issues
Plumbing issues can be devastating to a business. It can cause leaks that turn into a water loss that could affect productivity in your business. With plumbing issues, it can happen with little to no warning, sometimes it starts with a small leak and other times it can happen suddenly. It is important to fix these issues before they become big problems with big expenses. Some problems include leaking seals and drain clogs.
Seals can go badly at any moment, so it is important to inspect for small leaks around these areas, if you wait it could turn into a major water loss. Leaks can occur wherever two plumbing components meet. This means sometimes they aren’t always noticeable. Not only can this turn into a bigger leak but if the seal completely breaks off when you aren’t present you could cause thousands of dollars in water damage to your property.
Drain clogs aren’t usually an issue in homes however in commercial buildings they seem to be more common. The reason for this is people are more cautious of what they put down their own drain or toilet vs public restrooms. This causes debris to get stuck in the pipes clogging up the system and slowing down the release of water. It may not cause any immediate issues but could contribute to a major backup down the road. With commercial experience SERVPRO of Reston/Herndon is ready to assist any commercial restoration job.
There is not a single builder, contractor or home owner that does not hit a frustration level with the dust that dissipates from dry wall work. IT GETS EVERYWHERE! Well I am happy to say that SERVPRO can help the largest of jobs with this issue and will make sure it is a "non-issue" at the smaller jobs where we have our own Rebuild Division do the drywall work.
So contractors take note that if your time is getting short and your deadline creeping up on you then call SERVPRO to come out and get that dust out of your way you you can complete your work! We can install additional barriers if you want us to work while you work... no time lost at all. In tight situations we can even double up the work crews so you close your contract on time.
Call SERVPRO to help and free your Maintenance Crews for other jobs
Commercial fire after debris removed
Many many times at commercial properties the Maintenance Crew(s) stay busy doing the many jobs necessary to take cake of the Units and Property.
Depending on the size of your property and the number of your Units, this can be overwhelming. Particularly if there has been a storm or natural disaster. Don't let your Maintenance Crews burn themselves out trying to keep up with a task SERVPRO can come take off of their shoulders and free their hands for tasks that we don't do. If multiple units are affected, we have a warehouse full of equipment to get the job done. Better to let us help and get it done right than to try and do as much as you can risking a shortage of equipment to complete the drying process of wet and damaged debris sitting in a unit longer than it needs to.
Reaching out to Businesses; make RELIABILITY and Service Quality a "Given" in delivery
We at SERVPRO recognize that when your business needs assistance that the clock is ticking. It might be a general cleaning or inspection that can be scheduled...or it might be a major water issue with a broken pipe or sewage back up where response time is critical. We guarantee our service time after we confirm the service needs when you contact us!
If you are in Property Management or if you are a Warehouse or any other business... we make sure to understand your concerns before and after we arrive on site. Water, Mold, Fire, Cleaning, Asbestos, Storm related or Independent we do prioritize your situation to get your business back to normal and functional to the best of our ability. If needed we even do the rebuild. Top quality work, fast response and completely reliable; that is our commitment to you.
Schedule your Building Hallway and Common Area Carpet Cleanings with your Budget Submissions
New carpet or flooring for your office, common areas and those highly trafficked hallways can take a huge bite out of your annual budget. Granted that the atmosphere needs to stay updated so replacement will need to happen at some point, but weather like rain and snow is predictable and brings wear and tear that will challenge the highest quality fibers in any carpet.
Schedule the care and maintenance of your carpets with the submission of your annual budget. This will reduce the likeliness of your need to replace carpets and revitalizes the look of your areas. Our products sanitize the cleaned areas and leave a pleasant and refreshing smell. We are happy to customize estimates at your request and recommend what we think will be the best maintenance for your areas. One size does NOT fit all when it comes to taking care of your carpet needs. Studies also support the health benefits of maintaining a cleaner environment.
SERVPRO is there to help Contractors from Concrete Dust Removal to Water Mitigation
Attention General Contractors: We understand your business and many times the customer wanted their job completed "Yesterday." SERVPRO can help! We can help with many of the unique challenges from concrete dust removal, mold remediation, odor control, fire cleanup, structural drying and of course water mitigation. We have our crews on standby 24/7 to help your crews!
If that broken water valve flooded your work zone and you need it dried ASAP we will put the crews and equipment you need "On the job" to get it done! If you don't have power in the building yet, we have the capability of providing our own to ensure the job is completed.
We have the personnel to mitigate from some of the toughest situations. Safety always comes first, all the necessary precautions are taken in every situation but rest assured... we will get the job done and done right!
Choose SERVPRO for your Commercial Fire needs.
Fires bring a number of circumstances and needs from the smallest, to some of the most significant. Smoke damage with the absence of fire can be a monumental loss... well SERVPRO can handle it all from the removal of goods to the rebuild of the Facility and Residential areas.
We have trained crews to remove the debris, other crews specialize in the pack out of contents and personal property of those affected, a warehouse to store the items removed, and highly trained cleaning crews for all of the soot and water issues resulting from the fire and chemicals needed to extinguish the flames.
Then when the building has been properly dried and the debris removed, SERVPRO does the complete rebuild. You don't have to shop around or wait for someone to fit you into their schedule, we have your back. Check our testimonials, even the Fire Departments call us to help after a fire.