Recent Commercial Posts

Commercial Roof Leaks in Lynchburg, VA?

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings tend to be significantly larger than residential units, and therefore catching structural problems early enough to prevent problems can be difficult. Because of this, it is important to conduct regular inspections of the building in order to catch any potential hazards or structural defects before they develop into major (and often expensive) liabilities.  One of the most important areas to inspect in a commercial building is the roof.  Roofs are often the first line of defense against water and storm damage.  Keeping a roof secure and in good condition can significantly reduce your chances of springing a costly leak during a storm.  Make sure that your roof undergoes regular inspections to ensure it is in excellent condition.  Be sure to check for the following issues:

  • Check for water spots or bubbles in the ceiling, which could indicate a hidden leak.
  • Be sure to remove any puddles of standing water on the roof. Allowing water to sit for long periods of time on the roof could rust metal roof decks, or rot wooden ones. Excessive water weight could strain the roof structure.
  • Check for gaps in the roof cover perimeter, which could allow rain water to seep in.
  • Ensure that the roof’s gutters and drains are regularly cleared of debris. This will allow water to flow freely during a rainy season, ensuring that water does not get backed up into the building.

While we hope that these tips help to keep your commercial business damage-free during rainy seasons, we understand that problems still arise, even after taking preventative steps.

If you experience a water loss at your commercial building, call SERVPRO of Lynchburg/ Bedford & Campbell Counties at (434)-525-9559.  We have teams of highly qualified water technicians ready to help!

With Fire Comes Water

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Often, when a fire breaks out in a commercial building, there's more to worry about than soot and damages from the fire. Once a fire has grown great enough, if there is a sprinkler system set up, they will trigger and hopefully put out the fire. Additionally, the fire department is called out regardless, and either come in with fire suppressant or use of water to relieve the building of fire.

Typically, if the sprinkler system or water from the fire department are in use, there is going to be significant water damage. Whether it be high pressure water from hoses, or excessive water soaking in the floors, walls, ceilings, and items, water damage will more than likely occur.

Because of this situation, there are now 2 sources of damage, and they need to be restored accordingly. The soot from the fire creates soiled material and the water can create unimaginable damage. You don't want to let the water sit and or give it time to soak and seep into areas and deeper material that could severely worsen your damage.

SERVPRO of Lynchburg/Bedford & Campbell Counties has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies.

Have Mold in Business or Home? Call SERVPRO!

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Have Mold in Business or Home?  Call SERVPRO! Wall Mold in Lynchburg, VA.

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

Mold is an invasive fungus that grows in wet or humid environments and can spread rapidly in only a few days. Mold can be very dangerous to the health of those living in the home, especially if it spreads into air ducts or grows in an area of the house in which the family is frequently present.

Mold can be visible or hidden and will almost always occur in areas that have recently been affected by excessive moisture or humidity.  If you suspect that there is a mold problem in your home or business, there are several steps you can take to get help and resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Lynchburg/Bedford & Campbell Counties if you see mold.

Tornado Hits Businesses in Campbell County, VA

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Tornado Hits Businesses  in Campbell County, VA Lynchburg, VA Tornado Damage to Local Business.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at 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.

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.

SERVPRO of Lynchburg/Bedford & Campbell Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a storm 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.

SERVPRO's Technicians are IICRC Certified

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lynchburg/Bedford & Campbell Counties is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

If you have  water, fire, or storm damage to your business or home, call us 434-525-9559.

Lynchburg, VA Commercial Cleaning Services

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Lynchburg/Bedford & Campbell Counties understands that cleanliness is an important part of running a successful business and we are here to partner with you in order to keep your business looking as sharp and professional as the services that you provide.

SERVPRO of Lynchburg/Bedford & Campbell Counties offers high-quality and professional cleaning services to businesses and commercial properties. Our franchise specializes in a variety of techniques designed to make your business appear at its absolute best.

Below are some of the services that we provide, as well as information on how to reach us to schedule a commercial cleaning.

  • Upholstery cleaning and odor/stain removal
  • Basic sanitization and disinfection cleaning services
  • 5 different forms of carpet cleaning
  • Rug cleaning
  • Limited duct cleaning

If you would like to have your commercial property cleaned by a company dedicated to high-quality service and professionalism, then call SERVPRO of Lynchburg/Bedford & Campbell Counties 434-525-9559.

Restoring Your Lynchburg Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/12/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial  Restoring Your Lynchburg Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg / Bedford & Campbell Counties

SERVPRO of Lynchburg / Bedford & Campbell Counties 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.

Meet our Crew:

http://www.SERVPROlynchburgbedfordcampbellcounties.com/employee-photos

Lynchburg Business Owners: Be Emergency Ready

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Lynchburg Business Owners: Be Emergency Ready Do you have an Emergency Ready Plan for your business?

SERVPRO of Lynchburg / Bedford & Campbell Counties is a leading expert in providing Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP’s) for area businesses, churches, municipalities and non-profit organizations. 

What is an ERP?

An ERP is simply a plan of action of what to do, who to call, and emergency contacts!  It will also include where water shut off valves are, and electrical panels, plus so much more.  

Why get an ERP?

One advantage to being prepared for a disaster includes reducing business interruption.  Most people do not know that as many as 50% of businesses never recover following a disaster because a plan was not in place ahead of time.  We can provide a no cost assessment of your facility and not only provide you with a concise profile that contains critical information needed in the event of an emergency, but give you access to our “SERVPRO ONLY” mobile app which puts this information at your fingertips at all times!  

Call us today to get started!  434-525-9559

SERVPRO of Lynchburg / Bedford & Campbell Counties is here when you need us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

How much can LED lightbulbs save your business each year?

9/9/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial How much can LED lightbulbs save your business each year? Save money by being more energy efficient!

LED Lightbulbs are kind of expensive right? Well, not really.

10 LED bulbs might cost $200. Guess how long it takes to get that money back in savings on your utility bills......

4 months! And if used 12 hours a day, they should last 6 years!!

Next time you are shopping for bulbs, do the math!
http://www.ledwaves.com/pages/led-calc