Recent Commercial Posts

Working Around Our Commercial Costumers

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

When a local Hotel restaurant flooded around Christmas we received a call from the hotel manager, who was asking us if we could work around the restaurant hours to dry the rooms affected. Within an hour, our crew was on site, ready to assess the rooms that flooded, and begin the mitigation work. Our crews worked quickly and efficiently to get the cleanup done, we were drying for the weekend and then we will set up and put down our equipment when the restaurant was closed so the hotel restaurant could serve their customers as usual. This was a challenging job since we were moving the equipment 4 times a day. At the end we were able to leave the hotel Restaurant “Like it never even happened.”

Give Us a call (909)984-3544

Emergency Services for Commercial Properties

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

When businesses are disrupted by fire, water, or bio hazard there is no time to waste.  

At our SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario office, we will always provide prompt service to any commercial properties regardless of our current production schedule, even during storm time.  

What qualifies as "commercial"?

Schools, Manufacturing, Industrial, Apartment Buildings, Health Care, Offices, Financial Institutions, Hospitality, Retail, Food Services, Government / Municipal, Storage warehouses and more.

A flood can occur when the business is out for the night or during a weekend.  Floods   don’t necessarily happened because of a weather incident it could be as easy  as a broken pipe from the toilet or the kitchen sink.

It’s important to follow fire prevention protocols so your employees know what to do in case of fire.

Give us a call at (909) 984-3544

Educational Facilities

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Disasters at school facilities are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small school campus or an institute of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that 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 budget.

We are ready to help you  (909) 984-3544

K-12 Schools

Colleges & Universities

Libraries


SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario —is a family owned franchise and we’re a part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which enables us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country.

Boardup

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Boarding up your property when you experience a fire , vandalism or any weather related misfortune
, is devastating enough without the potential threat of added problems like looting. Therefore, it’s highly important that you request help from professionals who can ensure that your building stays protected while you’re away. Board-up services are designed to safeguard your property and belongings from other forces at work, whether human or environmental, and there are many benefits to acquiring these services for your commercial property.

They help prevent vandals or thieves from entering your building. Unfortunately, there are many people who try to profit off of a disaster, and seeing an easy opening into a building through broken windows or doors is simply an invitation for these individuals. Boarding up any entrances to the property while you’re gone can keep looters at bay until you have time to get repairs completed.

 They guard against other environmental factors. If any open areas of your building are hit by a rainstorm or intense winds, you’ll be forced to contend with more than just fire damage. Filling in these areas with protective plywood helps to eliminate any chance of flooding, leaks or other mishaps that can end up saving you money for added cleanup.

SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario (909)984-3544

Content Cleaning After a Fire in your Business

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

You cannot predict when a fire may occur in your Ontario property, as there are hundreds of potential sources and catalysts to this disaster, making it a devastating occurrence for your Ontario business. Our restoration technicians have extensive experience and training in mitigation and recovery to provide immediate aid upon arrival to limit loss for commercial customers.

Cleaning contents

One of the most troubling aspects that require fire restoration in Ontario businesses is the threat to the building's contents and wares. From unique storefronts that line the commercial districts to some of the larger warehouses and manufacturing facilities, protecting inventory and items is critical. While there are options for cleaning or relocation on-site, we also offer pack-out procedures that relocate these items to our nearby SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario facility. There, these wares can receive:

  • Extensive cleaning
  • Ozone
  • Deodorization
  • Safe storage

Protecting your structure and its contents is the priority of our responding fire restoration technicians. You can rely on the experience of our SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario team and call us today at (909) 984-3544

Have your Business Ready.

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

The first component of this plan involves the safety of employees. Has contact information been updated and an evacuation route tested? Confirming employee information will prevent unnecessary stress in such an event. In addition, testing the evacuation plan before a disaster ensures all on the team clearly understand the measures that will be taken and where to go.

A successful commercial emergency plan also involves identifying vital components of the workflow. Which departments need to be up and running as quickly as possible to resume business operations?

When a disaster strikes, it is essential to know what you will do. Having an effective commercial disaster plan will ensure your business and those employed will be prepared should such an event occur. After the disaster, the team at SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario will be ready to help you in making it "Like it never even happened." 

Commercial Cleaning

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Commercial Cleaning

You don’t have 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, call in  SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario, Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario Professionals to make your workspace look its very best.
Your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO® Advantage includes these benefits:

Award-Winning Training

Exclusive Cleaning Products

Nearly 50 years of Experience

SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario is locally owned and operated —so we’re a part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which enables us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country.

SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario. Call us with your mitigation concerns at (909) 984-3544

5 Ways to Prepare your Commercial Property for Winter

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Before and After Cleaning Before and After Cleaning

1. Inspect Your Roof


Winter storms can wreak havoc on shingles and roof tiles. Roof damage gives water easy access to your building’s interior and can lead to property damage and mold.


2. Clean Your Gutters


While you’re up there, eliminate any leaves, sticks, or other debris that may have gathered in your gutters. If left unattended, gutter clogs can lead to water accumulation and necessitate the help of a storm damage restoration company.


3. Inspect the Rest of Your Property, Too


Depending on where your commercial property is located, a winter storm can encompass a variety of extreme weather events — everything from snow and hail to high winds. As the temperature drops, survey your building and surrounding premises to look for existing issues that may appear small now but may be exacerbated by severe and unusual weather.


4. Check Window and Door Seals


Even if winter in your neck of the woods is mild, it’s imperative to eliminate any gaps around your windows and doors. Drafts often mean more dollars spent on utilities. Break out the caulking gun or bucket of sealant and keep your energy costs as low as possible when the temperature dips.


5. Inspect your HVAC System


The lower the thermometer reading, the more you’ll need to rely on your HVAC unit. To avoid storm damage to your energy bill, look for blockages and cracks, listen for strange noises, and clean your filters and condensation drain traps before winter sets in.


Even if your Ontario commercial property is in for mild weather this winter, it’s imperative to prepare for winter storm damage. By taking just a few precautions, you can prevent interruption to your daily routine.

Preserving Documents After Water Damage

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding in commercial buildings in Onatrio CA, can be costly and time consuming, and oftentimes the damage goes beyond just the floor. In a business, wet documents can be a huge problem. Even though so much is done digitally, companies still house many important papers. Here are some tips that may help in saving them.
Air Drying
This method of document drying is best for papers that are not severely damaged. You should first take a paper towel and remove excess moisture by gently pressing it down on the paper. Once you've carefully gotten as much liquid from it as possible, you can hang it up to air dry. This can be done with either a dehumidifier or a fan. You want to take care not to point the fan directly at the wet documents as this can cause them to fall apart.
Freeze Drying
You may want to consider freeze drying papers or books that are in bad condition due to the flooding or that have not dried after being hung up for two days. You can still begin by using the paper towel to take away some of the water. You will then put wax paper between all pages and put them in a zip lock bag before putting the items in the freezer. It is usually best to do this at the lowest temperature setting. After two weeks, you can take them out and air dry them.
If you are at all uncomfortable trying to salvage your wet documents yourself, you can call a water restoration professional in Ontario CA, to dry them for you. You should also consider hiring someone to help if the documents have been exposed to contaminated water as this may take a special type of clean up. No matter what method you decide to go with, you should take extra care when handling these papers as they can rip extremely easily.

Commercial Water Damage?

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Office Water Damage Office Water Damage

When your commercial building floods, your first concern is finding a professional team in Ontario , CA, that can help you remedy the situation. You might not be thinking about finding a certified team. Instead, you simply want a team that can get the job done quickly. You know you have to act quickly, but it may still be beneficial for you to find a certified remediation team for your water cleanup.

1. Knowledgeable: Anyone who is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification has to pass a rigorous set of exams. This means you can trust your professional to know how to handle even the most complex flooding situation. Your team's certification may make them better suited to handle content cleaning, mold removal, and other secondary tasks related to cleaning up after a broken pipe.
2. Ethical: The certification also ensures your team adheres to a certain code of ethics. This code may ensure no corners are cut when doing a water cleanup. If a team cuts corners, your restoration may not be as complete as you thought it was.
3. Insured: Before a company can receive the certification from the IICRC, the businesses must prove that it is fully and properly insured. Working with an insured business benefits you because it relieves some of the financial risks of having workers in your building. Flooding can weaken structures or cause mold growth, but an insured business takes the responsibility for these risks.
4. Licensed: Some restoration businesses follow storms across the country. These companies may not have local or state licenses, which means they don't know the local codes. A certified business, however, must meet all license requirements.

When you need to start the water cleanup process in your commercial building, you want to know that the team you call can get the job done correctly the first time around. If you choose to hire a certified company, you can trust that the experts know what they're doing.
At SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario we are always prepared for big messes like these. Have a commercial problem that needs solving? Call us (909) 984-3544

Disinfecting Your Work Place

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Disinfecting Surface Areas Disinfecting Surface Areas

As we begin to reopen the country, we all have a feeling of uncertainty going into places we used to feel safe at. The grocery store, a restaurant, your own cubicle are all spaces that we used to frequent. At SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario we are offering our disinfectant services to ease employee and customers' minds about entering places of business. Within the city we have a responsibility to take care of our fellow neighbors.
Practicing preventative cleaning for reopening is imperative. When SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario comes into your space we are able to disinfect your space with EPA approved products. With the volume of calls coming in, we want to make sure you have the proper service. Because of this, we are scheduling several weeks in advance, as we understand these are unforeseen times. We plan to lead you through every step of the way.
As important it is to do preventive disinfecting SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario also provides services for spaces that have confirmed cases of COVID-19
We are providing disinfecting services for COVID-19
Our Disinfectant services include:
? Ultra Low Volume (ULV) misting or electrostatic spray of certain affected areas with EPA approved hospital grade disinfectant. This mist will eradicate any aerosolized particles allowing for a safer entry of decontamination personnel.
? Electrostatic spray application of EPA Approved Hospital Grade disinfectant. Positively charged ions are produced within the chemical which adhere to surfaces in the affected area. This ensures total coverage of the affected area.
? Surface wiping of critical contact areas. Fixtures, keyboards, phones, door handles, certain contents within the affected area are hand wiped. A 5-10 minute dwell time should be allowed post wipe down. Walls up to a height of approximately 5’ throughout traffic areas.

BIOHAZARD, CRIME SCENE, AND VANDALISM CLEANUP

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Biohazard Cleanup Biohazard Cleanup

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO® of Norwest Ontario Professionals also offer fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

SERVPRO® of Northwest Ontario Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO® Professionals help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices.

  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson n Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Restoring Your Ontario Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Ontario 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 Northwest Ontario

SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario 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.

Some Mistakes in Ontario Water Damage Remediation That Your Business Should Avoid

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Tips on Commercial Water Removal in the Ontario Location

If you own a café, clothing store, or any business, you know that anything can happen. After all, owning a business is unpredictable. If there is a storm or hurricane, leaky pipe, or bad plumbing, then your business establishment can be drenched. In this situation, you know that commercial water removal plays an essential role. Many business owners know that it is important to immediately call in the expert before the water damage can escalate further. 
 
Before the experts can get to your location for the commercial water removal in the Inland Empire area, there are some tips and strategies that you can take to remove water from your establishment. You can start by having all your employees help mop and blot out excess water from the floor. Make sure you remove any electrical appliances away from wet areas. After that, you can wipe off excess water from wooden furniture. Then you can place aluminum foil or wooden blocks between wet carpets and furniture legs. Don’t forget to turn the air conditioner on for optimal drying conditions. If you want to save your rug, make sure to remove it away from wet areas. If you have expensive art pieces, then it is best to place them in a safe and dry location. Gather any loose items that you can find on the floor. 
 
Once the SERVPRO technician arrives at your business site, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. The techs can begin the process by inspecting your business site to check for any damages and sufficient drying conditions. They can start the mitigation process immediately by using a vacuum to extract excess water. They can also use a moisture meter to measure the humidity in the air. They want to make sure that there is a right amount of dryness in the atmosphere to help them absorb moisture from the wet area. This strategy is to ensure optimal drying time. Afterward, the SERVPRO technicians can use disinfectant and odor neutralizing solution to get rid of any unpleasant odor that was left behind from the water damage. 
 
If you are interested in commercial water removal for your business establishment, then give SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario a call at (909) 984-3544, and we can send our skilled technician to your business establishment. 

How Water Damage Affects Inventory in Northwest Ontario Warehouses

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal Methods Protect Warehoused Investments throughout Ontario 

Clogged drains, leaky roofs, or broken water lines to drinking fountains in your factory can affect inventory stored in both open and recessed areas. Increased humidity happens quickly and spreads everywhere in its attempt to reach equilibrium. Customers in Ontario, California and elsewhere want products in mint condition, without marring or other defects.

Because elevated levels of water vapor in the air can cause defects at any point in the manufacturing process or during storage before shipping or pickup, SERVPRO provides business owners in Ontario water removal services. We arrive ready to help you shut the flow of water off, including locating the source in those situations where it remains hidden. Once completed, we begin with the removal of the water wherever we find it on your floors.

Removing water from horizontal surfaces discloses the location of many hidden spots where water remains left inside walls and other enclosed areas. When water slowly seeps out of hollow wall spaces, it collects alongside the joint between wall and floor. We prefer to help drainage happen faster by drilling a few weep holes.

While we have the baseboards removed, we also drill a hole large enough for the flexible tubing of our Injectidry system. We use this machine to force dry air into enclosed spaces because our air movers alone cannot reach into these areas as effectively as needed. We measure the moisture in the air as it exits, letting us determine when the interior reaches dry conditions.

We also use moisture meters to determine the moisture content of other materials, obtaining a baseline percentage at the onset of our work so we can compare the progress later. We must remove water from both absorbent elements and also the air to ensure your facility no longer harbors dampness.

Infrared technology in the form of cameras gives us on-the-spot visuals of trapped water, providing accuracy when we need it most. To restore your warehouse, “Like it never even happened,” we need to remove every trace of lost water. With these cameras, we quickly uncover these areas and work on drying the structure and contents. Enclosed areas used to store inventory can also trap moisture, but our equipment quickly decreases water vapor to safe levels.

Able to effectively partner with you, SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario can get the environment inside your factory or warehouse stabilized and safe for both your employees and your products. Contact us at (909) 984-3544 for water removal services that protect and restore businesses in the Inland Empire community.

How to recover your business after water damage occurs

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

Though maintaining a successful business in Northwest Ontario, Ca takes dedication, time and money, water damage can quickly create a variety of issues for the company. Making repairs and recovering products after the damage can be costly, but there are various steps you can take to make the process easier.

Collect What You Can

Assuming that it is safe for you to be in your business, collect important items to ensure they don’t become lost or damaged. Even if you feel that an item is damaged, removing it from the area can make water cleanup easier. Make sure to take note of any items made of cloth, such as furniture or rugs, and relocate them if possible to prevent staining and mold growth.

Remove Water

Eliminate as much water as possible. Mopping up areas that aren’t saturated with water can help to prevent further damage. If the ceiling is not damaged, you can turn on fans to help dry up the water. Air flow can also help the water dry quickly.

Avoid Potential Hazards

When you remove items and clean your business after water damage has occurred, it’s essential to be aware of your environment and prioritize safety. Make sure you and others don’t slip on puddles of water, trip over broken pipes or use any electrical fixtures or appliances. If you’re unsure if you can safely move something, or if you don’t know if using an item is safe, it’s best to err on the side of caution. The old adage that it is better to be safe than sorry applies here.

Water damage can take a toll on businesses, and it’s important to know how to safely and efficiently clean your business. It’s also important to work with experts to repair your business after the damage occurs. By working with qualified professionals and mitigating the damage on with expert help, your business can be restored quickly. For more information, visit https://www.SERVPROnorthwestontario.com/

Protect Your Business with SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

According to industry research up to 50% of businesses may never recover after a disaster. If you were to look at this statistic alone it might feel as if your company’s future is in the hands of a coin flip. Fortunately, it isn’t a simple game of chance; the companies that were able to recover had a plan in place if disaster were to strike. SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario always hopes for the best, but prepares for the worst and we hope you are doing the same. SERVPRO has started a checklist to make sure your company is ready for whatever happens.

SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile is a startup approach that provides information needed to begin restoring your business. It was designed to serve as a reference of important building and vital contact information. Working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile means your business will have access to over 40 years of experience remediation and cleaning property after a natural or man-made disaster.

SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile Advantage

  • A cost-free assessment of your facility
  • A succinct Profile Document that consists of only the information critical to us in the event of an emergency
  • A guide to help get you back into your building following a disaster
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work
  • Provides facility details, like priority areas
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario as your mitigation and restoration provider

How to get a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile:

  • Visit SERVPRO.com/ready and register an account using your email address as your username
  • Choose SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario as your preferred franchise representative
  • Begin creating ERPs for every property you owned
  • Download the SERVPRO Ready Plan app onto your smart device
  • Launch the Ready Plan app and sign in using the account information you provided

After completing the necessary forms a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile will be created and you will be prepared for a disaster that hopefully never comes. With a plan in place, SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario will get your business back to work “Like it never even happened!” Call us at (909) 984-3544

How to recover your business after water damage occurs

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Though maintaining a successful business in Northwest Ontario, Ca takes dedication, time and money, water damage can quickly create a variety of issues for the company. Making repairs and recovering products after the damage can be costly, but there are various steps you can take to make the process easier.

Collect What You Can

Assuming that it is safe for you to be in your business, collect important items to ensure they don’t become lost or damaged. Even if you feel that an item is damaged, removing it from the area can make water cleanup easier. Make sure to take note of any items made of cloth, such as furniture or rugs, and relocate them if possible to prevent staining and mold growth.

Remove Water

Eliminate as much water as possible. Mopping up areas that aren’t saturated with water can help to prevent further damage. If the ceiling is not damaged, you can turn on fans to help dry up the water. Air flow can also help the water dry quickly.

Avoid Potential Hazards

When you remove items and clean your business after water damage has occurred, it’s essential to be aware of your environment and prioritize safety. Make sure you and others don’t slip on puddles of water, trip over broken pipes or use any electrical fixtures or appliances. If you’re unsure if you can safely move something, or if you don’t know if using an item is safe, it’s best to err on the side of caution. The old adage that it is better to be safe than sorry applies here.

Water damage can take a toll on businesses, and it’s important to know how to safely and efficiently clean your business. It’s also important to work with experts to repair your business after the damage occurs. By working with qualified professionals and mitigating the damage on with expert help, your business can be restored quickly. For more information, visit https://www.SERVPROnorthwestontario.com/