Recent Commercial Posts

Filtration Soiling

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Are you wondering why the carpet is appearing to turn gray or black along the edges of the room?

Have you noticed black lines forming along the walls, under doors, around air vents, or along the edge of the stairs? If so, it is likely that an issue called filtration soiling is occurring.

Filtration soiling occurs when the air is being forced into the room at a higher rate than it can escape through the ventilation system. When air pressure and currents encounter a restriction, the air will seek alternative escape routes. These routes typically include porous surfaces such as carpet, flooring, ceilings and walls.

When the air passes through a surface such as the carpet, the carpet acts as a filter to the air. Any pollutants in the air are trapped by the carpet and cause the carpet to turn gray or black in that area. The lighter the carpet, the more visible this will be. Common pollutants that contribute to filtration soil include: cigarette smoke, candle smoke, cooking oils, fireplace ash, dust, etc.

Discoloration of the carpet caused by filtration soiling can be very difficult to remove. If this type of soiling has occurred, it is best to let the professionals at SERVPRO of Licking County handle it. In some extreme cases, it may not be possible to fully remove all traces of the soiling.

One way to prevent filtration soiling is to regularly inspect the duct work in your property. As the air is forced through the ventilation system, it picks up whatever dirt is in the ducts, and carries it throughout the building. Also, be sure to change the filter on a regular basis, as recommended by the type of filter used. The filter traps a good portion of airborne pollutants, preventing them from traveling through the duct system and out into the building.

Benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

If filtration soiling has impacted your property or you would like to have your duct work cleaned as a preventative measure, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

Vandalism Cleanup

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Vandalism is the intentional damage and defacement of property without the owner’s consent. It can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property. It is unimaginable to think that someone would deliberately cause harm to your business, but the reality is there are many people that do partake in this behavior.

As a business owner or property manager, vandalism is a feared situation that no one wishes to encounter. If the property damage is not addressed in a timely manner, it can cause permanent damage to the structure. If your property or business was a victim of vandalism be sure to report it immediately to your local police department.

Seeing your building vandalized can be upsetting and leave you feeling clueless on how to begin the clean-up process. SERVPRO of Licking County is trained to clean and restore your property quickly and effectively, allowing you to resume your daily activities. If you should fall victim to vandalism, allow SERVPRO of Licking County to help you with the following services:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning

If vandalism has impacted your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Needs

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

From Carpets to Catastrophes 

You don’t have time to worry about the everyday wear and tear that progressively soils your office. When cleaning and restoration challenges exceed the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in SERVPRO of Licking County to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of Licking County offers a variety of services to help with your commercial cleaning needs:

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Ceiling and Wall Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning
  • Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications

When the need arises call SERVPRO of Licking County for all your commercial cleaning and restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

5/4/2019 (Permalink)

No One Plans On A Disaster, But You Can Plan For It  

According to FEMA, around 40 - 60% of small businesses never reopen their doors after facing a disaster. Even knowing that, most small businesses haven’t put in the time to create an emergency response plan so that they can minimize the impact of a disaster. As a leader in restoration and disaster prevention, the professionals at SERVPRO have your business’s best interest at heart. One of the ways they are looking out for your business is through Emergency Ready Profiles. The creation of an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) allows you to work with a qualified representative to develop a plan of action for when disaster strikes.

Knowing what to do and who to call in advance and having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and gets you back in the building following a disaster. Planning ahead speaks trust to your clients and employees. In the event your business is affected by a disaster, you don't necessarily have to be.

The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet. Simply download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this information anytime. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your businesses are "Ready for whatever happens."

Think about the potential disasters that could affect your business. Now ask yourself this question: Are You Ready?

Call 740-587-0938 Today for a No Cost Assessment of Your Facility!