Recent Commercial Posts

SERVPRO of Sugar Land is Here to Help When Toilets cause Problems

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Toilet in a commercial building Don't let toilet overflows interrupt your business!

Toilet overflows and sewage back-ups are common issues for business owners to experience. Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water could potentially contain bacteria and viruses that could cause illness and is very unsanitary.

Immediate response is critical especially when a toilet overflow or a sewage back-up occurs.  SERVPRO of Sugar Land has the training and equipment that is necessary to clean this kind of water damage.  Our staff will come to your home and inspect the contaminated water to determine the classification and the necessary steps needed for the situation.  There are three different major types of water which are the following:

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.
  • It 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

When it comes to toilet overflows or sewage back up in your business, call a professional immediately.  Our team of professionals at SERVPRO of Sugar Land is available 24/7 to help you when disaster strikes. 

Structural Commercial Water Damage

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Three green drying equipment in office on wood floors and near the walls.  Wooden desk in the back of the room.   Office getting dry due to water damage.

There are many different sources for water to intrude into your business, some internally and others from the environment.  For example, hot water heaters, roof leaks from rain, water supply lines, flood waters, the suite from next door, and the list goes on.  When an abundant amount of water enters your business, give the team of trained professionals a call here at SERVPRO of Sugar Land. 

Water damage can quickly become expensive if it is not being taken care of immediately.  If you are not on top of addressing this damage, it can quickly lead to bigger structural damage, mold growth, or lost assets (such as merchandise or important documents).  To avoid larger damages or high expenses, by giving our team a call we will perform a water damage clean up as well remove any standing water and dry the affected wet areas. 

If your business has suffered from a water loss contact SERVPRO of Sugar Land a call at (281) 313-1338.  We understand the stress that comes with water damage, our trained technicians will arrive on-site helping your company to minimize the loss and help prevent any additional damages to occur.  SERVPRO of Sugar Land is dedicated to helping you when disaster strikes!

Commercial Damage Services

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sugar Land technician cleaning standing water on tile floors with our water extraction machine.  Standing water is extracted at a commercial job.

SERVPRO of Sugar Land specializes in the restoration for both residential and commercial properties that have been damaged by weather, mold, fire and other causes.  If your business has damage that occurred on-site, our team members are very knowledgeable with the equipment necessary to help your property restored back to its preloss conditions. 

No matter how big or small the job is, SERVPRO of Sugar Land wants to ensure that we will take all the right steps to get the pieces back together.  Our technicians will give you the daily updates on the progress of your property. As a locally owned and operated company, we understand that your business needs to be up and running quickly after a damage.  As an effective restoration service provider, we ensure that we are always ready!  If you have any water, fire, mold or storm damages in your business, give our team at SERVPRO of Sugar Land a call (281) 313-1338!

Emergency Ready Profile

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile 

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a startup approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.  By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business can receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage:

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility. – This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.  
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects.   But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.  
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. – This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.  
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Sugar Land as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and is close by. 
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. – This saves time, so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.  
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information. – Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, many of them had a preparedness plan in place.  Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are “Ready for whatever happens” speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

HVAC Commercial Fire

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Sugar Land, safety is important to us when dealing with a fire emergency.  After a fire emergency, our team is dedicated to responding immediately to business after a fire to help prevent any secondary damage.  Following a fire, our crew takes close attention to the HVAC system and ductwork.     HVAC fire hazards are present at any time of the year. Fortunately, many of these risks are preventable.

The Top HVAC Fire Hazards:

  • Old, corroded, or broken parts: This problem often stems from an HVAC unit that is not regularly serviced. Problems with essential parts can lead to decreased efficiency and can potentially lead to potential fire hazards.
  • Items are stored too close to the HVAC unit: The HVAC unit itself produces a considerable amount of heat. Storing combustible items such as boxes, paper, motor oil, and chemicals too close to the unit creates a high-risk environment for a fire.
  • Problems with connections or gas pressure: Problems with connections in a gas furnace can lead to toxic gas being released into the home, leading to both health and fire hazards.
  • Electrical problems: Whether the unit has a loose cord connection, a frayed cord, an old cord that overheats, or another issue, electrical problems with HVAC units can easily spark furnace fires.
  • Leaking fuel line: This can be a harder problem to spot since many fuel lines are located inside or behind the unit. Yearly inspections can help catch old, at-risk fuel lines before they start leaking and posing a major fire hazard.
  • Improper installation: When an HVAC unit is installed improperly, it can lead to many problems such as reduced air flow and efficiently, and increased costs. Improper installation can also cause serious problems such as carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards.

SERVPRO of Sugar Land is always here to help 24/7.  Our team understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business.    

Winterize Your Business

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Does this seem like the wettest winter in Sugar Land?  Temperatures are lower, more rain has fallen, and heavier winds have overtaken Sugar Land.   If we recall correctly, it has been a long time since we’ve seen these kinds of weather patterns.  While we have no control over the weather, we do have the opportunity to keep the weather from affecting our homes or business.  To help prevent weather-related damages from hurting your home or business, apply some of the following tips to protect your property:

  • Keep gutters clear of leaves, sticks and other debris to help ensure it can drain properly. Make sure downspouts direct water away from the home or business
  • Wrap water pipes in your crawl spaces with insulation sleeves to slow heat transfer and prevent freezing
  • If you have a fireplace, keep the flue closed when you're not using it
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets connected to pipes that run through unheated or unprotected spaces 

Give SERVPRO of Sugar Land a call if you have any additional questions.  Our team is always here to help when disaster strikes!  

Emergency Ready Profile

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Are you a small business owner?  You can't always prevent disasters from happening, but you can always be prepared.  This New Year, start off by letting SERVPRO of Sugar Land help you stay in business by helping you be prepared for unplanned disasters.  Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind in protecting your business.  By creating an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) with SERVPRO of Sugar Land you will minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.  The Emergency Ready Profile provides critical details of your facility along with immediate contact information that provides a guide to get you back into your building after a disaster.  Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.  Be prepared with SERVPRO of Sugar Land and get a free Emergency Ready Profile.  Give our team a call at (281) 313-1338.  We are dedicated to helping make disasters "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Damage

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Sugar Land 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

SERVPRO of Sugar Land professionals is 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 Sugar Land 

SERVPRO of Sugar Land 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.

Importance of Being Prepared

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Companies located in Houston should always be ready for a major storm to hit the area.  Having a plan for the employees will increase the chance of remaining safe during a storm event.  At SERVPRO of Sugar Land, we encourage employees to know the location of each electric panel and to know where the safest place in the building is.  Storms can arise unexpectedly and can turn into a devastating disaster.  Being knowledgeable and prepared for situations like these is important.   Protect your employee’s and business by knowing who to call in events like these!

SERVPRO of Sugar Land understands the stress when a disaster arises.  Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your business!  Our team specializes in water, fire, mold and storm damage.  Feel free to give our company a call (281)313-1338. 

Small Water Damages Become Nightmare for Business

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

What happens when those small water damages go unnoticed, or moisture soaks into a building’s structural components where it cannot be detected by the naked eye?  These incidents may sound relatively harmless, but given time, excess moisture can lead to serious problems. 

In as little as 24 to 48 hours, microscopic mold spores, naturally present in all structures, can grow into visible mold.  Fueled by the moisture, these fungi feed on a variety of building subcomponents including wood, point, paper, carpet padding and contents. 

While the debate rages on regarding impact mold has on human health, mold and mildew growth are recognized as major contributors to indoor air quality problems.  These nightmares happen every day as a direct result of those small water damages that gradually take their toll on buildings and homes.  The recipe for disaster is the combination of excess moisture, a food source for mold found in organic building materials (such as wood, drywall, some types of insulation), and a time delay in removing the moisture. 

Give SERVPRO of Sugar Land a call if you have more questions about mold remediation today.  Our team is dedicated to help your business!

Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning For Your Business

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Spring is around the corner and it’s time to think about your business indoor air quality.  Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.  If you’re air conditioner or HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating dust, pollen, odors, dirt and debris, and/or other contaminants

Inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC) will help keep the system clean and can extend the life of the equipment. This will give you cleaner air to breathe every day.

SERVPRO of Sugar Land recommends that you address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include: helping to eliminate offensive odors, help restore energy efficiency, and reduce potential mold growth. 

Have more questions or would like more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, give SERVPRO of Sugar Land a call today (281) 313-1338

Winterize Your Business

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

The winter months may call for some businesses to take some standard precautionary measures to help protect their company.  These measures include basic maintenance checks and preparation to help ensure your business and employees remain safe.  A few tips include:

  • Check your business property for down tree limbs and branches.  Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries
  • Ensure gutters are clean and secure.  Leaves or debris accumulates causing a damming effect on gutters, which could lead to roof problems and water damage 
  • 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 on non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present

SERVPRO of Sugar Land is a team of specialists, trained in cleanup and care for your business.  We are always here to help make disasters “Like it never even happened.”  Give our team a call today if you experience any water or fire damage at (281) 313-1338. 

Emergency Ready Profile

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Do you own a small business?  You can't always prevent disasters from happening, but you can always be prepared.  Start the New Year off by letting SERVPRO of Sugar Land help you stay in business by helping you be prepared for unplanned disasters.  Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.  By creating a Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) with SERVPRO of Sugar Land you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.  The Emergency Ready Profile provides critical details of your facility along with immediate contact information that provides a guide to get you back into your building after a disaster.  Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.  Be ready and get a free Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO of Sugar Land, give our office a call at (281) 313-1338.  We are dedicated to help make disasters "Like it never even happened."

Restoring Your Sugar Land Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land

SERVPRO of Sugar Land 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.