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Commercial properties make up a large majority of people's everyday lives, from malls and office buildings to warehouses and schools. Commercial buildings have the public moving in and out of the doors day in and day out. Whether it is a flood, fire or other disastrous event that can happen, it affects large amounts of people. Having the right team to keep everything running smoothly means everything to our successful remediation and re-build of a commercial property.
At SERVPRO of Diamond Bar/South Pomona we know what needs to be done and how to do it. Our team of remediation and construction experts have years of experience in the remediation and construction industries. We can help guide a client through the most challenging projects with confidence and knowledge. Our services range from performing emergency remediation services including water extraction, drying, demolition, sewage, mold, disinfection and fire damage clean up to board ups, temporary power, temporary fencing and full reconstruction services.
We have resources and expertise to set up temporary power and can keep an office running throughout the process. We can also pack out and store items from offices, buildings, schools, stores and other commercial properties when necessary. At SERVPRO of Diamond Bar/South Pomona we can remediate and restore any type or size of loss including water, flood, storm, fire, wind, mold, fire, smoke, smokers, trauma or biohazard damage from start to finish. We are fully capable and have done the impossible time and time again. We have remediated hotels, retail stores, movie theaters, car dealer ships, churches, temples, summer camps and numerous warehouses and offices. We do jobs for numerous large companies including Ayres Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Radisson Inns, Edwards Cinemas, Fletcher Jones Mercedes, Yakult, Mathnasium, Penny Saver, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, the Allstate Corporate Office and more. We have also done work for the cities of Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Diamond Bar.
We at SERVPRO of Diamond Bar/South Pomona are an honest, reliable company having proven ourselves over the last 18 years to be the "go to" company for Remediation and Construction throughout our region.
4 Common Places To Find Mold in a Commercial Building
Ceiling tiles in areas with high humidity or water damage can result in mold growth.
Common Places To Find Mold Damage In A Commercial Property
Do you have a mold infestation in your Diamond Bar, CA, commercial building? Mold is a sneaky little organism. A few tiny spores can quickly turn into full-on mold growth, followed by the development of a massive infestation. You may not even know it exists until you discover that it's taken over part of your building. Here are some common places to find mold damage in a commercial property.
Mold spores are practically everywhere, inside and out. It's easy for your shoes or clothes to carry in spores from the outdoors, where they'll ultimately end up on the carpet. Soaked carpet, such as after a flood, probably needs to be replaced. The water can also soak through the padding and even the subfloor. It's impossible to completely dry carpeting, and especially padding before mold begins growing. These materials, once damp, become a perfect place for mold to set up a house.
2. Ceiling Tiles
Ceiling tiles in areas with high humidity or water damage can result in mold growth. Mold can result from a leaky roof or leaky pipes, especially because ceiling tiles typically don't have any ventilation. Unless you see the damage, it could be quite a while before you know there's a problem.
Condensation can result when ductwork isn't operating correctly. The dark, wet conditions make it an excellent place for mold to grow and spread. As well, air blows through the ductwork, potentially spreading spores throughout the building. When this happens, it's likely that mold remediation professionals will be required to get it under control.
Water-damaged drywall is very susceptible to mold because it's porous. Sometimes the mold grows on the back of the drywall, so you won't even know it's there until there's a substantial problem.
Discovering mold growth in your building can be overwhelming. Mold cleanup must be completed as soon as possible for the well-being of your employees and your business.
Office Building Ceiling Leak
When we received the call, our team came right over with the right tools and equipment to remove the board and see where the leak sprung from!
In the Diamond Bar area, a local business sprung a leak and causing their foam ceiling boards to get soft and start to crumble. This incident occurred right in the entryway, making them worried about their businesses' appearance and forcing them to temporarily close. The ceiling became so soft to the point where it could fall down at any point.
When we received the call, our team came right over with the right tools and equipment to remove the board and see where the leak sprung from! Once we stopped the leak and figured out how to prevent this from happening again, we replaced the board. The office owners were very satisfied with our work and promised to use us again if they ever faced a problem like this again!
Fire Insurance Coverage: 3 Questions to Ask Your Agent Today
Fire damage in Pomona, CA.
Fire Insurance Coverage
A fire can be devastating for a business: Flames can sweep through a building and destroy years of hard work within a matter of seconds. Given that fire damage is among the most frequent types of damage to commercial property, it’s critical to ensure that your Pomona, CA, building has some sort of fire insurance in place. Fortunately, your commercial property insurance likely covers fire damage to your building. Verify that you’re protected by learning the answers to these questions before a fire breaks out.
1. Which Items Are Protected Against Loss?
Your commercial property insurance covers damage to your business building and, ordinarily, at least some additional items. Examples of these items could include
Exterior structures, such as signs, fences, and garages
Inventory and supplies
Coverage for these items varies greatly among insurance companies, so check your policy to ensure your business’s critical property is adequately covered.
2. What Kinds of Fires Are Covered?
Even for items that are covered under your policy, property insurance only pays for damage that arises from covered events. Most commercial property policies cover damage caused by natural disasters, vandalism, explosions, and fire. It is worth noting, however, that most policies’ fire insurance provisions specifically exclude damage from fires caused by equipment or appliance malfunctions, as well as certain types of electrical fires.
3. Which Fire-Related Expenses Are Included?
The total cost necessary to completely recover after a fire almost always exceeds the amount paid by a commercial property insurance company. There are a vast number of different types of fire restoration expenses that could arise, not all of which are always covered by insurance. Some common examples of fire-related expenses include:
- Smoke cleanup
- Water damage caused by firefighting efforts
- Odor remediation
- Fire department fees
- Data recovery
While most commercial property policies will include some level of fire insurance, every policy is different. Review your policy documents or contact your agent to learn more about your coverage.
Commercial Clean Up
There was a lot to do, but with the entire crew working on this job, it went by extremely fast!
Not too long ago, our SERVPRO of Diamond Bar/South Pomona team received a call from a local church in Pomona, CA, that had been vandalized. The church owners were terrible over this terrible act.
They gave us a call and asked if we could fix the harmful damage done and clean up the inside because there was a huge mess left by vandalizes. Our SERVPRO team quickly gathered our equipment and tried to get to the church as quickly as possible.
There was a lot to do, but with the entire crew working on this job, it went by extremely fast! It always feels good to help the community out and make our area look beautiful again. The churchgoers were thrilled to see how nice everything looked and thanked us for our hard work!
How Professional Avoid Cross Contamination of Mold in Commercial Facilities
Mold containment in Cal Poly University- Pomona, CA.
Prevent Mold Contamination In Your Business
A mold cleanup can be a nerve-wracking thing for business owners. They often worry about cross-contamination and longer interruptions, even when trusting mold remediation companies in Cal Poly University-Pomona, CA, with the removal and restoration. For uncomfortable owners, knowing the five ways companies prevent mold contamination may be refreshing.
1. Physical Barriers
The problem with mold removal is the size of mold spores. Spores are microscopic, and any movement of a colony can cause hundreds or thousands of spores to float away on air currents. Professionals understand the risks of spread, which is why they use negative air chambers and pressure to keep the mold contained in one area. They may also wet down infested materials to limit spore movement during removal.
2. HVAC Shutdown
To further limit the spread of a colony, the remediation company you hire will probably instruct you to shut down the HVAC system. While such a move may make you uncomfortable, it is crucial to preventing further contamination of the facility.
3. Air Scrubbers
While the rooms and affected areas are sealed off, the mold cleanup crew still wants to limit the amount of mold movement. For severe infestations, the team will probably use air scrubbers, which are incredibly useful air filtration devices, capable of removing mold spores out of the air.
4. Antifungal and Antimicrobial Treatments
Mold remediation companies do not only use standard cleaning methods and treatments. Many professionals use a variety of antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to scrub materials and structural elements, killing the fungal colony that may remain.
5. Debris Removal and Contents Cleaning
Most porous items, especially those in direct contact with the colony, may need to be thrown away. However, for essential items and nonporous elements, the remediation crew will use special techniques to salvage what they can. You can also search for other specialized cleaners for company heirloom pieces.
While cross-contamination is a concern during the mold cleanup process for many business owners, the use of remediation professionals drastically reduces any cause for concern. If you have a mold problem, contact a local remediation specialist for an assessment.
5 Things You Need To Know About Mold
A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.
Here Are Five Things You Need To Know About Mold
Mold is the boogeyman of real estate. When you bought the property for your company in Pomona, CA, you were warned repeatedly about the impact that mold growth could have on your business. Mold exists everywhere in the atmosphere and is always ready to settle in and grow where the conditions are right. Here are five things you need to know about mold.
1. Growing Conditions
Mold grows where it's wet and warm. Basements other high humidity areas are the most susceptible. Mold likes to grow on porous surfaces — wood, carpet, and ceiling tiles — but it's not picky. Mold will also grow almost anywhere.
2. Leaks and Floods
If you have a leak or a flood, mold can begin growing within 24-48 hours. Water damage to your business might be your first concern, but secondary damage from mold can quickly get out of control.
3. Signs of Mold
Often, one of the first indicators of mold growth is a musty smell. The smell isn't actually caused by the mold itself; it's caused by the gases that mold releases as it grows. Mold comes in a variety of colors, so if you notice discoloration of a ceiling tile or the wall behind a toilet, don't ignore it.
4. Mold Prevention
The main thing is to keep everything clean and dry. Run a dehumidifier or a fan in high humidity areas. Clean up quickly after spills and address maintenance requests for leaks quickly. Keep dust to a minimum and be careful with potted plants over carpet.
If you do discover mold, it's best to trust a commercial mold specialist to evaluate and solve the issue. Even if it seems like the problem is small, mold could be growing behind walls or under flooring. A professional will be able to assess that and guide you through remediation.
Dealing with mold growth at your business isn't something anyone wants to think about. However, since it could result in a high bill and loss of productivity, knowing the signs and responding quickly will help to keep your business running smoothly.
Commercial Cleaning and Restoration Services SERVPRO Diamond Bar/ South Pomona
Our team is highly trained in cleaning and restoration
There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your SERVPRO of Diamond Bar / South Pomona commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.
SERVPRO of Diamond Bar/ South Pomona provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Diamond Bar/ South Pomona. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
Our team is ready to handle the following emergencies and jobs:
Commercial Water Damage Restoration
Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
Commercial Mold Remediation
Commercial Cleaning Services
Commercial Storm and Major Events
Call us at (909) 860-1748 and we'll head to your location as soon as we can.
Restoring Your Diamond Bar / South Pomona Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Our cleaning experts will help you in cleaning and restoring your commercial property
Flooding and water damage events at Diamond Bar / South Pomona 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 arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.