Recent Commercial Posts

Spring Cleaning Your Businesses' HVAC System

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

This time of year, business owners should consider getting their HVAC duct system inspected and deep cleaned. While everyone is creating their spring cleaning checklists, many forget about the necessary cleaning of areas that are not visible. Over time, ducts can build up dust, allergens, and other contaminants and can circulate these into the air that you employers and customers breath.

After contacting your local cleaning professionals at SERVPRO of Chesapeake South to get your HVAC duct system cleaned, it is important to keep up with routine maintenance of your system Check out the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations:

  • Maintain Filters – make sure you are using the highest efficiency level of commercial filters and change them out regularly
  • Minimize Dust Buildup – vacuum and wipe down surfaces regular to minimize the accumulation of dust and allergens that can clog up filters over time
  • Clean cooling coils and drain pans when checking and cleaning heating and cooling systems.

If you would like a deep, professional cleaning of your business’ duct system, call the cleaning and sanitizing professionals at SERVPRO of Chesterfield at 804-378-2323.

SERVPRO Understands The Stress After a Disaster

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

We specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus  can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. 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.

As the one of the largest SERVPRO franchises on the East Coast, no damage is too large or too small for our Disaster Recovery Team Bahen!

SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

We specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. 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.

No damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus!

We Provide Sewage Cleanup

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Sewage back-ups and toilet overflows are some of the most common issues home and business owners can experience. Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness.

Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination. That’s why it is important to call the professionals who have over 30 years of experience cleaning up these types of issues. SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus understands that there are three major types of contaminated water and the necessary steps to handle each scenario. We will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The Three Types of Water

Category 1: Clean Water

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: Gray Water

  • May contain bacteria and viruses - may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.

Category 3: Black Water

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

If your home or business experiences a sewage issue, it should be treated as quickly as possible. Call SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus at 804.378.2323 and our professionals will respond 24 hours a day for emergency services.

COVID-19 Cleaning Study Reveals What Consumers Think About Reopening

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new perspective as we all strive to get back to work, get back out, and get back to business. As we move toward this new normal, it’s hard to know just what your customers expect, and what you need to do as a business owner to make them feel comfortable about visiting your storefront again.

To find out more about what both consumers and employees are feeling as they fall back into their normal routines, SERVPRO® commissioned a survey to learn more about how consumer attitudes and expectations of cleanliness in regards to COVID-19 are affecting their decisions.

A new era of clean

The results confirmed that we’re entering into a new era of expectation of cleanliness for businesses. More than 80 percent of respondents said businesses need to be more aggressive now than before COVID-19 when it comes to cleaning. The cleaning protocols in place before COVID-19 hit will not be sufficient in today’s environment. In fact, a full 71 percent have higher cleanliness expectations for businesses than in their own homes.

Individuals continue to be nervous when going out, with nearly 70 percent saying they’re thinking about avoiding COVID-19 exposure constantly when they’re out in public. This statistic gives unique insight into consumers’ awareness level about the potential dangers that may exist when they go out, and their intense desire to avoid them. As business owners, putting proper cleaning and disinfection measures in place, and communicating that you’ve done so, is necessary to help inspire confidence that will help consumers become more willing to visit.

Beyond that, 76 percent of survey respondents said the way a business addresses cleanliness during COVID-19 is a good indicator of how well that business is run in general. So, it’s important to note that consumers are paying attention. They’re taking into account the level you’re going to in order to protect them now, and they’ll remember that in the future.

The level of clean, matters

There’s no shortage of anxiety when it comes to coronavirus, and nearly 60 percent reported they’re specifically worried about catching COVID-19 from touching surfaces or objects that haven’t been cleaned sufficiently. And the person doing the cleaning, makes a difference in the minds of consumers.

When all else is equal (product, price, service, convenience), 64 percent said they are more likely to shop at a business with a decal indicating professional cleaning, versus a store without such a decal.

So, how do you set yourself apart and inspire confidence with your customers now?

Certified cleaning program

Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program is the answer. With a tailored cleaning program that is customized for your business needs, our expertly trained staff cleans and decontaminates your property according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards.

We use EPA-approved cleaning solutions, including our proprietary cleaning agent SERVPROXIDE, a hospital-grade disinfectant that is NSF certified for direct food contact surface use.

As a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned participant, you’ll provide reassurance to your customers and employees that you’re taking all the steps needed to get the highest level of clean for them. This dedication will be on display through a decal window emblem, and other digital marks to show your commitment to clean.

Get a free quote by calling SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus at 804-378-2323.

*Proprietary study prepared by Message Factors, Inc. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of 1,000 consumers surveyed May 2020. 

Carpet Cleaning For Your Business

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Most carpeting is designed to camouflage dirt, and that’s especially true for commercial carpeting. If the carpet in your business is looking dull or rough around the edges, it’s probably time for a commercial cleaning.

Dingy carpet can hurt your business in several ways. For example:

  • A carpet that isn’t well cared-for will need to be replaced sooner than one that receives regular cleanings and maintenance, costing you money.
  • If you own commercial building space, keeping your carpets in good repair can cut down on complaints and liability.
  • Clean carpeting and flooring are part of the good image of your business; clients will be more comfortable with you, and your employees will feel more positive about their work environment, affecting productivity.
  • Clean carpets reduce loose particles, which protects indoor air quality. It has even been proven to reduce exposure to cancer-causing substances that can collect in carpet fibers! A clean carpet also reduces illness-causing biological contaminants such as bacteria, mold and viruses that can negatively affect your clients and work staff.
  • You should consider cleaning your commercial carpet as a regular part of your business maintenance program, which will also cut down on odors lingering throughout the building.

The SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus team stands ready to help with all of your commercial cleaning needs. We are experts in cleaning and restoration. Call us today at 804-378-2323.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. Being open for business is just the beginning of our new journey forward. Employees may be hesitant to return to work, and customers may wonder whether the businesses they patron are safe. 

We are proud to launch Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned—a cleaning and disinfecting program that SERVPRO offers to commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is a level of clean that goes way beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. When businesses chose SERVPRO, their employees, customers, and community can rest assured that they’ve selected a “higher standard of clean”—Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC) program is designed to provide our communities with a way to know that a structure has been cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected to minimize harmful pathogens. If a structure is sanitized and disinfected as part of the CSC program, a window decal shield will be left at the structure, as well as a separate window decal which should be dated by the franchise to let everyone know when it was last sanitized and disinfected.

For more information, call SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus at 804-378-2323.

Serving Your Commercial Building

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

It’s important to have a restoration plan in place for your business, in case of an unforeseen disaster or damage. FEMA’s most recent report states that at least 40% of businesses fail to reopen following a disaster event. Having a SERVPRO® restoration services respond right away, no matter the hour, can make a big difference in how quickly your business is able to recover.

SERVPRO® Chesterfield and SERVPRO® of Tri-Cities Plus is your go-to team to handle any size disaster.

- We are industry leaders with a variety of experience and knowledge, and available 24/7 to respond to your call after damages occur.

- We have over 34 years of experience remediating and restoring a variety of building types

- Some of the commercial buildings we have experience remediating and restoring include:

  • Small and large office buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Regardless of the type of building or business you are operating in, our certified professionals will be able to help you quickly recover.

We Can Help With Any Type of Commercial Damage- With our certifications and expertise, we are able to help with a variety of damages to commercial properties. Our technicians are trained according to IICRC standards and can handle fire damage,  smoke odor removal, water damage, storm damage, sewage and mold remediation and plenty of other scenarios that you may need to help your business reopen.

No Commercial Restoration Job Is Too Large for Us- We are proud to be a locally owned and operated restoration company, but we also have the benefit of having the SERVPRO® family and other franchises behind us for larger restoration tasks. In the event of extreme damage or a large-scale disaster, we work with other SERVPRO® owners across the country to obtain extra resources, additional technicians and more equipment—in short, we can handle any disaster, regardless of the size.

If your property needs restoration, we are here for you 24/7. Contact us at any time, we’re faster to any size disaster and will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Cleaning Services in Chesterfield

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

If you are a business owner, or run a particular business that receives a lot of visitors and foot-traffic, you know how important it is to keep your business looking clean and in good shape. A lot of times, you don't have the time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office.

When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of Chesterfield SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, Hardwood Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Commercial Services for Your Business

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus is one of the largest SERVPRO Franchises on the East Coast. Out of 1,700 franchises, our team was ranked #4 Best Franchise in 2016. We take pride in our work and we provide great service to our local commercial businesses.

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Here is a list of some of the businesses we provide service to:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus responds quickly to your fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation.

Is Your Business Ready When Disaster Strikes?

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Does your business have a plan of action in case of an emergency? These emergencies can stem from natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes, to interior accidents like sewage backups or fires. It is important to know what to do and who to call when you encounter these situations. Although, sometimes the people in the know aren't present when these disasters happen. That's why SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus can provide a free service called the ERP (Emergency Ready Plan) so that anyone can have access to the correct info and plan of action. The ERP is accessed through a mobile app or a printed out informational packet locate don site of the location. The ERP includes information such as water gas shut off locations, local emergency numbers, and the decision makers contact information. If you think your business is in need of an ERP, contact SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus at 804.378.2323 to request one today!

Commercial Duct Cleaning

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Are your employees complaining of funny smells, headaches, or allergy irritants inside your office? This may be caused by the build up of contaminants in your HVAC duct system. If you've never had your ducts cleaned before, chances are that dust, pollen, mold, odors, dirt and debris and more could be spreading through the air that you and your employees are breathing.

SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus has the tools to thoroughly clean the entire duct system to prevent these contaminants from spreading throughout the office. Not to mention, a clean and contaminant-free duct system could also save money in the long run by running more efficiently. It is important to keep your employees happy and breathing fresh air and SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus is always here to help keep your duct system clean.

Post-Construction Cleanup

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Chesterfield is always here to help with any post-construction cleaning needs.

If your business was just built or went through a renovation, who do you call to cleanup the mess that was left behind? It is so important for a business to open as quickly as possible after a major project or renovation. SERVPRO of Chesterfield is always here to help with any cleaning needs.

Along with out restoration and rebuild services, SERVPRO of Chesterfield provides customers post-construction cleanup services. Our professional, and highly-trained team will tackle everything and anything that needs addressing.

Cleanup includes:

  • Walls
  • Light fixures/fans
  • All trimmings
  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Doors
  • Air Ducts, vents, baseboard heaters
  • Windows
  • Cabinetry
  • Any trash or plastic left behind

IF your property needs a thorough, post-contraction cleaning, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Chesterfield at 804-378-2323. We can handle any size, no matter how big or small!

Air Quality in Your Home or Business

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Why is it important to be knowledgeable when it comes to indoor air quality? Indoor air often contains higher concentrations of hazardous pollutants than outdoor air; however, the good news is that everyone can reduce indoor air pollution.

According to the National Safety Council:

Over the years, buildings have been made more airtight to conserve energy. A variety of methods have been employed to keep the hot or cool air from escaping from our homes: installing storm windows and insulation; applying caulk and weatherstripping to seal cracks and other openings; and heating our homes with kerosene, wood, coal, and natural gas. Unfortunately, when we trap in hot or cool air, we also trap in pollutants and sometimes generate more.

On average, people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. Sixty-five percent of that is spent at home. To make matters worse, those who are most susceptible to indoor air pollution are the ones who are home the most: children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses. Children breathe in 50 percent more air per pound of body weight than adults do. EPA studies have found that pollutant levels inside can be two to five times higher than outdoors. After some activities, indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than outdoors.

Children may be more susceptible to environmental exposures than adults and, because of their developing systems, particularly vulnerable to their effects. Asthma is a case in point. About 4.2 million children in the United States, and more than 12.4 million people. A recent study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine concluded that 65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age children could be prevented by controlling exposure to indoor allergens and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). By controlling biological contaminants (e.g., dust mites and cat allergens), asthma cases could be reduced by 55 to 60 percent.

Therefore, it is crucial to have your HVAC system in your company building and in your home professionally cleaned. This will reduce the circulation of dust, pollen and other contaminants that could affect people who are more susceptible to these effects.

SERVPRO of Chesterfield is professionally trained to thoroughly clean out air ducts and provide your family or company with clean air.

For more information, please visit: https://www3.epa.gov/airnow/airaware/

Prepare Your Business

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

Tips for Preparing your Business for Winter Weather

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches.  Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas.  Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Lay salt down on all walkways to prevent employees from slipping.
  • Clear built up snow on roofs to prevent potential leaks coming through the roof.
  • Ask SERVPRO of Chesterfield about starting a Disaster Recovery Plan for your business.