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8/20/2020 (Permalink)

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The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new perspective as we all strive to get back to work, get back out, and get back to business. As we move toward this new normal, it’s hard to know just what your customers expect, and what you need to do as a business owner to make them feel comfortable about visiting your storefront again.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) provides the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on workers and employers. Access content on risks and transmissibility, OSHA Standards, worker’s rights, and medical and preventative steps. Visit OSHA.gov/SLTC/covid-19.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently published Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for community facilities, but the information is relevant to all commercial cleaning operations. It covers cleaning and disinfecting protocols, recommended protective equipment and hygiene practices, and employer considerations. On Wednesday, April 1, the agency issued new guidance on the timing of disinfection after a suspected/confirmed COVID-19 case. 

While maybe not an obvious choice for cleaning information, the EPA does have good online resources on which disinfectants are most effective against SARS-CoV-2. As Brain Corp’s cleaning expert Chris Wright mentioned in his blog this week, “COVID-19 Best Practice Tips for Robotic Floor Care,” retailers and other businesses need to start adopting the same rigorous cleaning approaches as hospitals do. This includes adding a hospital-grade neutral disinfectant to robotic floor care units, instead of just water.

Commercial Restoration

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach responds quickly to your fire, water, mold damage and Sanitizing emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big warehouse store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of over 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency. Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward to provide your employees and customers ongoing safety as you operate after the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on a SERVPRO Northwest Long Beach professional to get the job done right the first time. They’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. Learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Service. Don’t forget to ask about our free estimate.

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7/9/2020 (Permalink)

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As we move further into July, many businesses are starting to reopen again and have begun welcoming staff and the public back. Things may be feeling like they’re somewhat going “back to normal,” but that does not mean the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The CDC is still urging both businesses and individuals to continue maintaining safety precautions in order to reduce risk and prevent a second wave of COVID-19 from spreading.

For some, it’s allowing employees to continue to work from home for the remainder of the year. For others, it’s implementing a phased approach of reintroducing both employees and customers to their business environment. For all, a plan that involves a high standard of cleanliness and sanitation is of the utmost importance. Transparency and clear communication of reopening plans, both internally and externally, is proving to be critical for success and support during these trying times.

Determine Your Business’ Disaster Preparedness levels

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Your Commercial Insurance Coverage

Did you know that general commercial insurance policies do not typically cover the extensive damages a disaster can cause? There are many things that are usually not covered, such as damages from flooding and lost revenue due to damages, and even things that are in the policy are often not fully covered due to cost. It is smart to know exactly what your policy does and does not extend to so you can purchase necessary protections where appropriate.

Your Emergency Plan and Supply Kit

If a natural disaster is imminent, there may only be moments to react—but if you have a plan in place, you will know exactly what to do. Planning ahead can keep you and your staff much safer as everyone will be familiar with the steps to take. Be sure you know exactly how to evacuate, if that is appropriate for the situation, and also make a point to stock an office emergency supply kit in case you must await help at your business.

Your Plan for Restoration and Recovery

Knowing how you will tackle the restoration process in advance is the best way to reduce the time your business must remain closed following a disaster. Do not wait until a disaster has happened to research commercial restoration companies—instead, plan ahead so you can place the call right away. Also be sure to look into the disaster relief loans from the Small Business Administration, which provide financial assistance for your recovery.

If your business has been impacted by a disaster, you can contact us 247 for guidance on how to begin the commercial restoration process.

Mold in Power Plant

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

After heavy rain in Long Beach California we received a phone call from new constructed Power Plant to inspect their facility to make sure heavy rain did not cause any mold problem. The test result came back positive and the engineering department wanted to have a meeting with us to find out how to move forward to abate mold. This power plant was under construction and created its own challenges, we were told we must work alongside of the other construction crew and make sure their work does not get interrupted. Our crew chief had meetings with different department and came out with a game plan to ensure all work was done on a timely manner. Mold remediation took about 7 days we finished the job 24 hours ahead of the schedule. After clearance test result plant supervisor inspected our job and assigned another power plant nearby with similar problem to our company.

Commercial mold damage in Long Beach, CA

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

We have received a phone call from Powerplant in Long Beach California regarding mold concern in one of the new constructed Building. Our field inspector at SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach did visual inspection, we recommended for mold test to be performed and how to proceed with appropriate protocols. The test result came back positive. After having a meeting with project manager and hearing their concerns and their safety protocols the scheduling process started.

One of the challenges we faced our crew had to work along side of the powerplant crew and to make sure their job did not get interrupted. Also, during our mold remediation fire department must come and check all the pipes that they were in the negative air chambers to make sure they are all in working condition. Our mold remediation took 7 days and got signed off by safety inspector of the powerplant. A letter of recommendation was given to the powerplant supervisor regarding our performance and as result we got two more contracts.

Commercial mold damage in Long Beach, CA

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

After heavy rain in month of February in Long Beach, California our office received a phone call from a Powerplant. Plant manger noticed mold like substance on the walls of a new building facility and they wanted a professional opinion.

After visual inspection of the area we recommended to have mold test to be performed to make sure the dark gray substance on the walls were mold in order to determine correct scope of work.

The test result indicated there were few types of mold growth in that facility including Aspergillus.

After having a meeting with the plant manger and hearing their concerns regarding their safety protocols and to make sure we do not interrupt their work we provided our estimate and stared our mold remediation soon after.

We had to build 9 different negative air chambers in order to avoid any cross contamination, after 7 days our mold remediation was completed.

Water damage in Long Beach area

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach was called in to assess and determine of mold damage. This power plant in Long Beach, CA had some concerns about mold problem in one of their new facilities. After initial inspection we recommended for mold test to make sure if the facility is free of mold. The test result showed elevated mold spores in the facility. After talking to project manager and their safety department we started the project. We had to build 7 air chambers and to make sure that there would be no work interruption while our crew was working in the facility. Very first day our crew had to go through some safety training.

 This project was challenging due to some pipes and equipment were on our way to build our chambers, plus fire department has to come and check on some of the equipment’s. Coordination with other departments was important to make sure the job gets done on a timely manner without interruption. Our crew managed to finish the first phase in 3 days so the fire department can run their test by the due date. The second phase started as soon as we got the mold clearance test form phase one. Job got completed 2 days before the due date and the project manager was pleased with the time frame.

RESTORING COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES REQUIRE SERVPRO.

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

Unexpected property damage does not wait!

Commercial property damage is more than just repairs.

Depending on the type of business affected, most business cannot afford disruption let alone shutting down during complex repairs.

With an immediate response from SERVPRO, you and your business will return to business in no time… “Like it never happened.”

Whether a small water cleanup or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation.

In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while SERVPRO restore your facility.

Our professionals are trained to be aware of legal and environmental compliance and to understand and have compassion for the unfortunate.

Your property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. When it’s impacted by fire or water damage, you need professional help. Every hour spent restoring your business is lost revenue and productivity. When you need professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and resources to get your property back to business quickly. Learn more about our commercial services:

Business Fire Prevention Tips

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Here are some tips you can use to help keep employees and co-workers safe by preventing a fire from breaking out at your place of business.

There are many threats to a business owners livelihood – some preventable and others not. While not every fire can be prevented, there are some steps you and your employees can take to reduce the risk of a fire starting in the workplace.

- For starters, never overload an electrical outlet or power strip.

- Another way to reduce the risk of a fire is to keep flammable material and chemicals away from electrical outlets, power strips, and areas that experience higher-than-normal levels of heat, such as an oven or water heater.

- Excess clutter can act as fuel for a fire and help it spread to other areas.

Always keep entry and exit points clear as well as electrical panels and avoid blocking off fire extinguisher, fire alarms and fire sprinklers.

Of course, no amount of preparation and care can prevent office fires 100% percent of the time. Because of this, we strongly urge you to develop a fire preparedness plan and rehearse it once a month with your employees. In addition, making sure everyone in the office knows how to use a fire extinguisher (and knows where they are located) is crucial in the event that a fire does occur.

About SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach 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.

Mold In The Workplace

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can grow virtually anywhere and generally is not a problem. However, issues arise when mold grows indoors.

Mold in the workplace can result in health problems and can cause significant damage to a workplace as well. As a significant location in your life, the workplace would highly benefit from mold testing.

Scientific research on the health effects of mold exposure is ongoing, but some facts are known. Mold exposure may cause allergic reactions; skin or mucosal infections; asthma attacks; and skin, eyes, nose and throat irritation, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

To help prevent mold growth in buildings, be on the lookout for water damage, leaks or excessive moisture, and be sure to clean up all spills immediately.

Prevention:

If you suspect mold in your workplace, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is there visible water damage anywhere?
  • Are there building materials around that have been wet for more than two days?
  • Does the building have pre-existing moisture issues?
  • Are workers complaining of musty or moldy smells?
  • Is anyone reporting health problems that could be associated with mold?

OSHA recommends a number of tips to help prevent mold in your workplace, including:

  • Repair any plumbing problems immediately.
  • Keep your building’s humidity level below 70 percent.
  • Regularly inspect your building’s HVAC system.
  • Ensure adequate drainage is around your building.
  • Keep vents for moisture-creating appliances on the outside of the building.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 562-506-4992

Water Damage at ICU in LB Hospital! Can you imagine this happening in your home? Unfortunately, it happens all the time!

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

“Stay Ready, Keep Prepared. Save our number...we’ll take care of the unexpected...”

Unexpected incidents do not have to ruin your life. A Ready Team is ALWAYS only one call away! 

LEAKY CEILING! FLOOD!

But, a rapid response saved the day!

Check-out the story on The Video Blog. 

70% of businesses go out of business after mayhem in their business including water and fire damage.

You need help from professionals to restore your place of work to original condition as soon as possible.

Many steps may be required to improve the property after you have commercial fire or water damage.

Some of the works may including; water extinction, content manipulation, drywall removal, content cleaning, in some cases documents restoration.

Here are some tips can help during water damage:

1- The source of the water damage must be located and terminated. If the source is not apparent you need to call a plumber.

2- Try to extract the standing water as much as you can.

3-Take as many as photos you think it is necessary in case you need to open a claim with your insurance company.

4- Contact reputable certified water restoration company goo.gl/pNL8nx

5- It is important to check their background to make sure they are fit for your project goo.gl/BGRCKT

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach have certified technicians to help 24/7 with any size water, fire, mold, and biohazard clean up. 562-506-4992

Dentist Office Water Damage Clean Up

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

This dental office had water damage that needed to be dried quickly so work would not be interrupted.

A dental office in Lakewood called us when they had a water damage incident. Since dental offices use a variety of devices and equipment for their trade we quickly assessed the situation to make sure the equipment and patient records were extracted before any further damage could occur.

Our team was there to proficiently move out all of the important machinery and put it in a dry and safe area.  We were able to extract the existing water on the floor and bring in our equipment to start drying and dehumidification.  We monitored the drying continuously and checked for further damage in the walls and other pertinent areas.  We had the dental office back and running quickly by freeing the office of any water damage and of potential threat of harmful bacteria.

Our knowledgeable staff made this ordeal as easy as possible so that the dental office staff were able to concentrate on getting back to work as fast as possible.

About SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water, fire, mold damage, biohazard, crime scene, hoarder and meth lab clean up. 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.

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Roof Damage Shuts Popular Local Restaurant

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach Gets Restaurant Ready to Reopen... FAST!

When severe weather flooded a popular family restaurant, SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach responded! Rapid response prevented even more water damage from occurring.  After extracting water and stabilizing the interior, we completed  inventory recording, debris removal and disposal, and installed dehumidifiers and air movers to immediately begin drying. By moving quickly and scientifically we were able to limit further damage due to delays.

After drying process was complete all equipment, walls, artwork, fixtures, and furniture were cleaned. Specialized Solutions for each category or surface was identified and used to assure proper sanitation and cleanliness.        

All inspections after completion of restoration work were all successfully passed.  The restaurant was back in business serving happy customers again. 

CALL SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach when water. smoke, fire, or mold emergencies occur.  

562 506 4992 

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Restoring Your Southern California Commercial Property After Water Damage...

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Can Be An Expensive Challenge To Both The Owner and The Tenant 

Flooding and water damage events at Southern California commercial properties can be complex. Numerous issues require a knowledgeable and flexible response... With an immediate response. Whether dealing with a small water cleanup or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges that require scientific processes and solutions

Our professionals are trained to be aware of legal and environmental compliance and how to fully restore damaged property.  Because of quick response and best practices we also work to minimize cost. We understand that every hour of cleaning is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.  When an emergency situation arises... Call Us:   562 506 4992

About SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property due to a water, smoke, fire, or mold event. Our staff is trained/certified in restoration, from initial training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification.  You can be assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to restore your property quickly, competently, and within regulatory compliance.

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Restoring Your Los Angeles County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Long Beach region 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, clean water or grey water sources, 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. 


 


Our goal is to get your property back in use quickly and properly… “Liked it never even happened.”


Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges


We regularly get emergency calls because of water events; leaking roofs, broken pipes, sprinkler systems, broken plumbing fixtures, and many more unique causes.  Clean water, grey water, black water… All require correct assessment and immediate attention to assure proper restoration and avoid further damage. 


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. We have in-depth resources, certified staff, and we are available 24/7/365.  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 Long Beach


 


SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach 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, you can be confident that our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property with expert skill.


 


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Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Southern California Home!

4/6/2017 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.