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3 Things To Know About Commercial Property Insurance in Case of a Fire

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Insurance

In the event that your Dallas building experiences a fire, you'll want to have the right commercial property insurance. This is essential for financing parts of the fire damage restoration process. If you're unfamiliar with this type of insurance, here are three things to know as a business owner.

1. What Can Be Covered
One of the most important parts of getting commercial property insurance is determining what it will cover in the event of a fire. Essentially, this type of insurance covers the building itself, the assets inside and the assets that are just outside. These are some things that can be covered:

  • Computers
  • Equipment
  • Documents
  • Landscaping
  • Inventory

After thinking over what you have, consider how much your business’ assets are likely worth and choose the amount of coverage that covers these costs. Also, consider any deductibles that would need to be paid before your coverage kicks in.

2. What Steps To Take
If you're looking to get this type of commercial insurance, there are some key steps you should take. First, thoroughly inspect your property. Take stock of every physical asset you encounter.
Next, meet with an insurance agent to get a better sense of how your coverage would work. If you can afford the agreed-upon coverage, it would likely be wise to invest in it.

3. What the Cost Is
The cost of your commercial insurance can't be immediately determined. Insurance agents need to analyze the replacement value of your inventory. Your agency will also take several other factors into consideration. Essentially, the cost will be lower if your building is less likely to experience a fire. This can involve your building's materials, the city's fire protection, the fire preparation in your building and the building's tenants.
In the event that your building experiences a fire, you'll want to be prepared with commercial insurance. Assess your property and consider taking steps to protect it.

Commercial Water Damage

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in East Dallas SERVPRO of East Dallas water damage repair work trucks

Restoring Your Dallas Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

Flooding and water damage events at East Dallas 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 East Dallas

SERVPRO of East Dallas 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.

Property Disaster? Call SERVPRO of East Dallas!

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Faster to any size disaster. This is not just another catchy tag line for SERVPRO. It is a commitment from each SERVPRO Franchise professional to be there when you need them most. 

Whether you are a small business or home owner facing minor fire or water damage, or property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, the SERVPRO system has the resources to respond quickly and efficiently. The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins and the sooner you can resume life and business as usual. SERVPRO of East Dallas is just the tip of the iceberg.

If a fire, water or mold damage strikes, no matter the time, call SERVPRO of East Dallas. We will help make your property disaster "Like it never even happened." Call on a restoration system serving insurance companies and their insureds, as well as thousands of commercial property owners in North America. You can trust the SERVPRO brand, too! 

Make Sure To Keep Your Business Open

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO East Dallas SERVPRO of East Dallas provides commercial water damage repair work.

Older buildings can be full of hidden risks that commercial property owners and managers should be aware of. This is more true for buildings constructed in the 1960s – 1980s, when different rules and regulations were implemented. If your building was built before 1984, it may have been wired with aluminum which is 55% more likely to cause a fire than copper. Electrics are one of the areas that have to be constantly monitored in older buildings to reduce the risk of fires.  

Older buildings also have older roofs, which deteriorate over time, leading to leaks. Aged plumbing corrodes and pipes eventually break, causing water damage which can be expensive to mitigate. And, depending on how old the building is there may be asbestos or lead in it, which will require specialized removal. At SERVPRO of East Dallas we offer a free evaluation of your facility which includes an asbestos and lead report. The Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) also provides a detailed plan to minimize response time should something go wrong. The report includes a snapshot of your building, including structural information, total square footage, flooring type along with the location and type of any hazardous material.

If you are interested in an ERP for your commercial property, give us a call at 469-998-6444 and one of our professional experts will be happy to provide a thorough evaluation and report that lives online for the fastest access. 

Reduce Fire Risks in Your Business

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Fire starting in office building Proper cleaning can reduce the risks of fires starting in your building.

Office across the country are all exposed to multiple fire risks. In fact, every year in the US 17,000 office and stores have fires that result in $800 million in damages. A fire could not only hurt people but also business. The process of removing smoke or fire damage could keep business close, and this means not operating. Depending on how large the fire is if you are not prepared the likelihood of recovering can lower. Educating employees on common fire risks and ensuring they follow protocol can help minimize fires. SERVPRO of East Dallas is happy to provide some information on what we believe are some of the most fire starters.

Damaged Power Cords

Offices are usually filled with potential fire causes such as electric equipment. This can cause electrical shock which can result in a spark or fire starting. To avoid this from happening, check on your electrical panels regularly and make sure no wires are corroded. 

Dust

If your office is not regularly being cleaned, dust is accumulating. Whenever dust starts to accumulate it could stick to surfaces and be a potential fire starter. Items that heat up such as computers, microwaves, and wires should always be kept dust-free.

Combustible Materials

Offices often have many papers, boxes, furnishing, and packaging lying around. All of these items can cause a fire to spread quicker than normal. Although many items are important to the daily functions of the office, try to keep it as tidy and minimal as possible. Fireproof furniture and desks should also be considered for the purposes of limiting what gets damaged and how fast the fire spreads.

Computers

Most offices have one computer per employee. Depending on how many employees you have, those can all be fire hazards. Employees should ensure they are not letting their computers overheat, or leaving laptops on materials that can catch fire if the laptop heats up too much. All employees should shut down their computers daily, and especially on the weekend.

After learning of all the fire hazards present in offices, it is important to have a plan. SERVPRO of East Dallas t offers an Emergency Ready Plan which allows for us to start mitigation sooner to get you back into your building quicker. Call us today to get one!

SERVPRO of East Dallas Commercial Vehicle Cleaning

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage repair truck in Dallas, Texas We are here to help!

After a long day on the road, one of your employees or yourself may leave the sunroof or window open. Depending on what the weather is outside in Dallas it's possible the business’s commercial vehicle may actually have water damage due to rain! Especially in Dallas, mildew and mold can happen when it's hot and muggy outside and the inside of the commercial vehicle is wet.

SERVPRO of East Dallas has dealt with multiple water damage claims inside the home, commercial buildings, and commercial vehicles. We always ensure proper deodorization, drying, and getting rid of staining.

Also, don’t forget we offer COVID-19 cleanings for your commercial vehicle as well. Kill two birds with one stone and call us today!

Certified Cleaning

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Trucks in Deep Ellum SERVPRO of East Dallas's fleet of trucks.

During this out of the ordinary time due to COVID-19, this is a friendly reminder to our customers that we are trained experts in cleaning services, and we strive to provide unmatched customer service. 

Specialized Training

SERVPRO of East Dallas is prepared to disinfect and professionally clean your business, according to rules set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, we will go above the call of service to make sure your business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

The CDC encourages cleaning of highly touched surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. 

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of medically graded disinfection with claims against multiple bacteria and including Coronavirus. There are multiple products in SERVPRO of East Dallas's inventory that fit the CDC's description. 

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today SERVPRO of East Dallas. 469-998-6444

Commercial Fire, Flood, and Mold Damage

1/1/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of East Dallas?

SERVPRO of East Dallas specializes in the cleanup and restoration of fire, water, and mold. SERVPRO knows the importance of running a business and understands the stress that weighs on property managers and business owners when disaster strikes.  When your commercial building is undergoing an emergency SERVPRO is ready to respond in a timely manner with expert service.  Our crew members are trained through online and person to person courses so you be confident that SERVPRO of East Dallas will handle your loss the right way, the first time. With over 50 years experience and training in the cleanup industry, owners and managers can feel comfort knowing that SERVPRO is on site. SERVPRO also has specialized equipment for commercial use only which means we can save more materials which will minimize build and get the business back up and running in a shorter amount of time.

Water Remediation Process for Residential and Commercial Properties

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

4 pictures showing water mitigation process This is one example of a water remediation job.

Hot water heaters are among the many sources that can lead to a potential disaster in the home.  While the cause of water damage can vary and every situation is unique, our water mitigation process stays the same. 

-WE INSPECT THE DAMAGE.  This allows us to come up with a plan specific to each situation. 

-WE REMOVE/EXTRACT WATER.  Using powerful equipment water is sucked up from floors and surfaces to prepare for drying. 

-WE DRY AND DEHUMIDIFY.  Drying the floors and surfaces is a very important and time sensitive step in preventing mold growth and minimizing damage.

-WE CLEAN AND REPAIR  In addition to cleaning your property’s structure, we will clean your furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other restorable belongings damaged by the water. 

-WE RESTORE.  Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.  The goal is to bring your property back to preloss condition.  

Will Your Commercial Property Insurance Cover Your Water or Fire Damage?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

What is commercial property insurance? 

Commercial property insurance protects your company’s physical assets from fire, explosions, burst pipes, storms, theft and vandalism. 

What does commercial property insurance cover?

Commercial property insurance covers your building, everything in it and just outside of it, including:

  • Computers
  • Furniture and equipment
  • Exterior signs
  • Fence and landscaping
  • Important documents
  • Inventory
  • Others’ property

What Factors Are Involved in Determining Coverage?

Your insurance agent will take into account the location of your building and the preventive measures in place when determining the costs. For example, your insurance premiums could be lowered if your property is near a fire hydrant, or if you have installed a fire sprinkler system or have a robust security system.
The type of materials in the building’s structure can also determine the commercial insurance premiums. If the building was constructed of materials that could be considered potentially combustible, your rate would be higher than if the building was made of fire-resistant materials.
The most important first step in protecting your property in East Dallas is to find an insurance agent that you can trust so that you get the best possible commercial insurance coverage for your business.

Is it Mold or is it Mildew?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

mildew on corner Water saturated the drywall and resulted in mold growth.

What is the difference between Mold and Mildew?

Mildew refers to certain kinds of mold or fungus.  The term mildew is often used generically to refer to mold growth, usually with a flat growth habit.

Molds include all species of microscopic fungi that grow in the form of multicellular filaments, called hyphae.  Molds can thrive on any organic matter, including clothing, leather, paper, and the ceilings, walls and floors of homes with moisture management problems. Mildew often lives on shower walls, windowsills, and other places where moisture levels are high. There are many species of molds. 

Size, Color, Texture

Mildew is a surface fungi that can easily be identified as a patch of gray or even white fungus that is lying on the surface of a moist area.  

Mold can be black or green and is often the result of a much larger infestation. This type of fungus can appear almost "fuzzy" — especially when it is found on food — or even slimy in nature.

Getting Rid of it

Mildew is easily treated with a store bought cleaner and a scrubbing brush.

Mold will usually require deep and invasive cleaning practices. For example, porous items might need to be discarded altogether, and non-porous surfaces will typically have to undergo several rounds of scrubbing. Also, because of how mold develops, drywall might need to be removed as well as the insulation behind it.

Learn more about mold at www.epa.gov/mold.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (469) 998-6444

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/15/2020 (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.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of East Dallas today at  469-998-6444 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Let Us Clean Your Business

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold removed and contents and surfaces cleaned in a local East Dallas community center.

Environment for Mold

Sitting water, damp surfaces, and a humid environment all play a part in mold growth.  An East Dallas community center called us when they discovered wet sub flooring due to a leak that then caused mold growth and damage to structures and flooring.  To prevent the community center from closing down, our team took immediate action.  

Take Action Immediately 

If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. SERVPRO of East Dallas specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving your belongings.  

Sanitize, Deodorize, and Dispose

Your walls, flooring, ceiling, and contents will most likely require professional cleaning services after water or mold has been removed.  We have special chemicals and techniques to get the job done.  We were able to rid this community center of mold, dry flooring and structures, and clean and sanitize all rooms affected.  

Back In Business

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro Van at Business Break in causes business to close until SERVPRO of East Dallas gets them up and running again.

More than Fire, Water, and Mold

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of East Dallas is know for our quick response to your Dallas business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. We are also quickly becoming a leader in clean up and restoration services.  No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 Franchises. 

Cleaning and Clean Up

Every commercial property experiences wear and tear, including dirt and grime that accumulates from ordinary use. You can count on SERVPRO of East Dallas to make your workspace look its very best. Professional cleaning helps to protect your carpet and upholstery and increase its life-span.

We also clean up after whatever disaster your property may have experienced such as vandalism, odor removal and deodorization, and biohazard and sewage clean up.

Let Us Do the Dirty Work

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our crew is trained and ready to take on your mold.

Environment for Mold

A slow water leak that goes unnoticed can quickly cause mold damage.  For example, when water trickles out of a pipe under the sink structure damage as well as extensive mold growth take place.  The humidity and warmth in the cabinet under the sink created a perfect environment for mold to grow.

Breathing Mold

Mold can be very harmful to your health, especially when it goes unnoticed for and extended period of time.  Over time, exposure to mold can exacerbate asthma, respiratory allergies, or contact allergies.   Our crew is trained in the proper protection, equipment, and process to take on harmful mold.  

Prevention is the Key

The most important thing to remember is to get rid of water as quickly as possible.  SERVPRO of East Dallas is here for you, don't hesitate to call if you notice any water in places it shouldn't be.  Let us dry it up before mold has a chance to move in!

Commercial Crisis Averted

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

retail store clean after water damage Removing water damage quickly from this retail store enabled them to continue operating without interruption.

When water damage struck this local business, SERVPRO of East Dallas responded to their call to mitigate their loss. 

Any lost hours of operation means lost money for your business. In this case, we were able to extract the water and dry the area without the retail company having to shut down at all. No business hours were lost, which helped decrease stress in what was an already stressful time for these business owners. 

Our business hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are available to take your call for help and get your business cleaned, restored, and operational as quickly as we can. Should your commercial property suffer a fire damage, water damage, or mold damage loss, please don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of East Dallas at 469-998-6444

SERVPRO of East Dallas Gets Fire Damaged Business Back to Work in 48 Hours

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

warehouse space restored after fire damage When fire damages your business, we are ready and able to get it operational quickly.

When a printing company experienced a fire in their prototype room, they called SERVPRO of East Dallas to remediate the damage.

Our team of professionals thoroughly cleaned and moved the equipment and machinery, and the business was able to be up and running within forty-eight hours; in three days, the job was completed.

At SERVPRO of East Dallas, we know that experiencing a fire is stressful, and a disruption in your business makes it even more so. It's our passion to implement our expertise in our industry to enable your business to make the damage "Like it never even happened." 

For additional information, or for tips on how to prepare before a disaster occurs by setting up an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) with us, call our office today at 469-998-6444

SERVPRO of East Dallas Got This Business Back in Business

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

green drying equipment in warehouse We have the right tools for the job

After a forklift driver accidentally struck the fire suppression lines in a local commercial warehouse and caused a major leak, SERVPRO of East Dallas was called in to help mitigate the water damage.

Our team responded immediately, and was able to extract the water after business hours so that the warehouse was able to open at 6am the following day. 

Getting your business back in business is our business! We strive to get your property back to pre-damage condition as quickly, and efficiently as we can, without sacrificing quality of our work. That's why we're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - SERVPRO of East Dallas is always here to help you when you need us.