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Let Us Help You Prepare For Disaster NOW With Our Emergency Ready Profile

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can prepare for it. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruptions by having and immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. The ERP also establishes SERVPRO of Springfield and Sangamon, Morgan, Cass, Macoupin, Montgomery Counties as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 50 years of experience and a system of more than 1,700 franchises strong. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future. By downloading the free SERVPRO Ready App, this information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device making help just a few clicks away. 

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. Don’t wait until disaster strikes. Call SERVPRO of Springfield and Sangamon, Morgan, Cass, Macoupin, Montgomery Counties at 217-528-7775 to establish your Emergency Ready Profile, and be “Ready for whatever happens.”

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Springfield and Sangamon, Morgan, Cass, Macoupin, Montgomery Counties as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Contact us today at 217-528-7775 to schedule your no-cost assessment!

Commercial Business Ready

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Property owners and Property Managers are entrusted with keeping their businesses operational. When Disaster Strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield and Sangamon, Morgan, Cass, Macoupin, Montgomery Counties is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.” Facilities Managers rely on us to be ready for Whatever Happens.

General Adjusters and Consulting firms from around the Central & Southern Illinois areas trust SERVPRO of Springfield and Sangamon, Morgan, Cass, Macoupin, Montgomery Counties with their most complex claims. Some of our specialties include

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Restaurants
  • We are available around the clock to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about all of our  restoration services by calling 217-528-7775.

Commercial Duct Cleaning with SERVPRO® of Springfield

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Buildup inside your ducts needs to be taken care of before it becomes a serious problem.

SERVPRO® of Springfield knows that a business owner has a lot of maintenance issues to juggle. Ensuring the building is safe and functional takes continuous diligence and effort. One thing that can often be overlooked is keeping up with the cleaning and maintenance of the air ducts.

Air ducts sometimes don’t get the proper attention they need because they aren’t as noticeable as a leaky pipe or a cracked window. However, just because a problem can’t be seen doesn’t mean that it isn’t there.

Dirt, allergens like dust and mold, and other debris gradually collect in your air ducts and HVAC system over time. This is especially true in areas where the temperature fluctuates almost daily like it does here in Central Illinois. If the air ducts aren’t regularly cleaned, then the air quality within the building could start to suffer. Mold can even develop in the air ducts if left untreated.

Not only can dirty air ducts cause health issues, they can also cost money. Air pollutants can become trapped in air ducts which then will require the HVAC system to work harder to heat and cool the building, resulting in a bigger energy bill.

Ideally, you should have your air ducts cleaned at least once a year. However, this isn’t a job you should try to tackle yourself. To make sure it’s done right, it’s a good idea to hire professionals, like the team SERVPRO® of Springfield.

Curious about the process or interested in an estimate? Contact our duct cleaning technicians from SERVPRO® of Springfield at 217-528-7775.

Vandalism & Graffiti Cleanup with SERVPRO® of Springfield

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Handle vandalism and graffiti promptly!

SERVPRO® of Springfield can help your business if you are affected by vandalism. We know how important it is to keep your building clean and inviting for clients. Time is of the essence when handling graffiti or vandalism in order to ensure there are no long term negative effects to your business.

Top reasons to choose Professional Assistance when Vandalism or Graffiti affects your business.

  1. Maintain a Professional Appearance

Quickly handling vandalism and/or graffiti will demonstrate the high standard of professionalism that you hold your business to. By quickly fixing broken windows you can prevent unwanted water damage or a potential easy access point for a break in. By quickly removing graffiti, you can proactively prevent your building being turned into a regular graffiti “tag” location.

  1. Increase Property Value

Having vandalism issues addressed quickly can pave the way for the future sale of your commercial building. A clean and put together building will help keep the resale value of your building where it should be.

If vandalism does occur at your business, be sure to contact local assistance through SERVPRO® of Springfield. We are available 24/7 at 217-528-7775. We are Here to Help!®

Commercial Carpet Care with SERVPRO® of Springfield

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Keep up appearances with a commercial carpet cleaning!

As a business owner, you probably have your office space cleaned on a regular basis. But how often do you have your carpets cleaned? Even with regular sweeping and vacuuming, carpets get grimy! Let SERVPRO® of Springfield help keep your office space looking presentable. We offer expert carpet cleaning services that can eliminate the stains that sweeping and vacuuming miss.

Top Reasons to Regularly Schedule Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services:

  1. Extend the Life of Your Carpet

Over time, dirt can damage carpet fibers and cause the carpet to wear down quicker than it should. Regular        cleaning removes that dirt and keeps your carpet looking sharp.

  1. Remove Stains

Clients like the look of a clean workplace. By maintaining a clean and stain free carpet you are showing your clients that you hold your business to a higher standard and that you maintain a degree of personal responsibility.

  1. Improve Air Quality

Carpet is a haven for dust, pollen, and bacteria that can cause allergies to flare. If left alone, these contaminants can continuously get back into the air causing lots of sneezing and downtime in the office.

If you are looking for a local carpet cleaning professional to clean your carpets, contact SERVPRO® of Springfield at 217-528-7775. We are here to help you keep your office carpets clean and looking great!

SERVPRO® of Springfield is Here for You!

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

We are here for you!

SERVPRO® of Springfield is available 24/7; 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Whether disaster strikes at 1 am or even at 1 pm, we are here for you and your business! Your call will be answered by one of our friendly customer care operators and a customer service representative will be in touch with you within 30 minutes. We will work with you to decide a plan of action and get a crew to site as soon as deemed appropriate. Remember when you call SERVPRO® of Springfield, you are calling a local emergency service company that has been in business for over 30 years serving our community. We are Here To Help®. So if disaster should ever strike your business,call us at 217-528-7775.

SERVPRO® of Springfield Provides a Fast Response Time!

9/3/2018 (Permalink)

Timing is everything when it comes to disaster mitigation!

SERVPRO® of Springfield is open 24/7, 365 days a year because we know that quick response time can make all the difference. Fast response to a damage can make the difference between restoring and replacing your business’ property and belongings. The first 24 hours are the most critical time when a major damage happens as after this first window of time subsequent damage can occur. The sooner an assessment of the damage can be made, the sooner the clean up work can begin and the sooner other problems can be prevented.  

We know that closures for your business don’t just impact you, they also impact your customers and employees. So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean the damage yourself, call SERVPRO® of Springfield at 217-528-7775.

Mitigating Commercial Mold Issues with SERVPRO® of Springfield

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

Leaky faucets can lead to mold in your building.

Mold is not only a health hazard but a nuisance. It can interrupt production and affect profits when it comes to your commercial business. That is where SERVPRO® of Springfield comes in. We want to help you mitigate any mold problem before it negatively affects your business!

The best way to keep your business and employees safe from mold is to keep moisture out of your building. Mold grows in places with high humidity and with being in Central Illinois, this is not always an easy situation to avoid. Keep an eye on places where moisture will have an opportunity to build up such as pipes, windows, doors, and basements. Checking these spots regularly will help you to keep a handle on the situation before it becomes problematic!

Another way to avoid mold issues is to ensure any spills or water leaks are cleaned as quickly as possible. Being proactive with any maintenance that involves water on your property will greatly reduce the chances of mold occurring.

If you have questions regarding mold mitigation for your business, call us at SERVPRO® of Springfield at 217-528-7775.

Over 30 Years of Service to the Springfield Area

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

We take pride in the work we do!

There are several companies to choose from in the Springfield area when disaster strikes. SERVPRO® of Springfield is the team in the local area with over 30 years of experience serving customers like you when disaster hits. We have helped a variety of customers over the years and have always taken pride in the work we do. When choosing what company to have work in your home or office, take your time, do your research and pick the company that is the best fit for you and your family or your business.

We at SERVPRO® of Springfield are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are ready 24/7, 365 at 217-528-7775 to help you.

SERVPRO® of Springfield is Here to Help Your Business in an Emergency!

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

We are ready to help you get back up and running!

When disaster strikes at your business you need service fast. We at SERVPRO® of Springfield know that being closed unexpectedly can effect your business drastically. Customers expect consistency!  SERVPRO® of Springfield is committed to getting you back to business after a disaster strikes. We are Here To Help®. If your business suffers a disaster even at 2 am, we are here for you. Your call will be answered by a real person and we are able to dispatch crews to you immediately. SERVPRO® of Springfield has been helping business owners and managers just like you for over 30 years. We will work with you to make sure your business stays open and your customers are taken care of. 

If disaster should ever strike make sure to call us at 217-528-7775. 

Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO® of Springfield

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

50% of businesses will not reopen after a disaster strikes!
Many workplaces always call's on the boss or the maintenance man when something goes wrong. What if they were home sick, or in a meeting and you need to locate the water shut off, where do you start? 

SERVPRO® of Springfield can help commercial property in planning for a water, fire, storm damage. How, with a free Emergency Response Profile created by the SERVPRO® Marketing Department. 

By having a plan of action and including it into your regular training at your office you can minimize the cost if an unplanned event happens like a frozen pipe, fire, or anything. 

Some property manager use this as a tool to keep everything organized in one central location. 

Is your business ready for a disaster. Even a simple pipe burst can cause a lot of damage and headache. With a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile it can have the critical information to minimize damages, provide the resources for the employee's of the company, and provide property details and information. This is a FREE services that we provide to commercial properties. 

Make an appointment today to get started!

If the unthinkable happens, call your local SERVPRO® of Springfield Professionals at 217-528-7775 seven days a week 24/7 to help you avoid the cost and hassle of secondary damages.  We will help make it "Like it never even happened."

Tips for small businsess

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Be ready for the unexpected

The Small Business Association states that over 50 percent of Business that experience a loss never reopen. The economy is built on small business and the jobs they provide. What can small business owners do to protect there investment?

Talk it Over

If you are the owner of a small business one of the most important thing you can do is to have a conversation with you insurance agent. You need the answer to some basic questions. For example how will the value of my property be determined? Is it actual cash value or replacement cost? Do I have coverage for the lost revenue I incur while the loss is ongoing? If I have inventory how will this be insured? If you haven't had a conversation with your insurance agent it would be  good to schedule a time to do this sooner rather than later.

My Place of Business

In addition to the financial concerns what about your greatest asset your employees? If you were to experience a loss and it you needed to shelter in place are you ready for something like that? Simple steps such as having bottled water, canned, prepackaged food, radio and batteries on hand can go a long way in reducing the anxiety associated with a loss.

Many small businesses have actually had an Emergency Readiness plan put together for them by SERVPRO that organizes there key contacts so that if the unexpected happens they are ready.

Commercial Damage

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

If a sprinkler system goes off in a large building multiple units can be affected.  Luckily SERVPRO of Springfield has you covered.  We have the equipment and experience to handle any size damage.

When the sprinkler system was activated after a small fire in a local assisted living facility we were there to help with the cleanup before the fire department even left. Luckily, nobody was hurt and we were able to access the building immediately following the departure of the firefighters.

We set up drying equipment in all of the affected units and proceeded with the drying process in order to get the residents back to their units as quickly as possible.

If your commercial building has a large water damage call SERVPRO today at 217-528-7775

Local Daycare Water Damage

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

When the water supply line broke on the dishwasher at this local daycare facility they called SERVPRO of Springfield to come get things cleaned up.  The extraction process began almost immediately after getting on site and the daycare experienced very minimal down time before being able to get back up and running again.

Water damages in a business setting presents unique challenges.  Especially in this situation where safety of the children was a big concern.  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. When an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

If you have a water problem at your home or business call SERVPRO of Springfield at 217-528-7775

Commercial Carpet Maintenance

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Keeping commercial carpeting looking like new can sometime be a hassle.  Knowing how to care for the carpeting at your commercial facility is half the battle when it comes to keeping your business looking top notch!

SERVPRO of Springfield follows these guidelines set out by the IICRC in order to keep our carpets looking good as new!

  • It's a good idea to keep sand, grit and grass clippings off walkways outside entries to prevent inward tracking of these abrasive soils.
  • Purchase a properly sized entry mat, the bigger the better.  There must be room for at least two steps to sufficiently wipe soil from feet before encountering the installed carpet. A carpet with a nylon face and vinyl back is best for moisture and oils absorption, combined with the resiliency necessary to collect a quantity of particle soil. The IICRC suggests a rental mat, since that guarantees frequent maintenance. Place entry mats on hard surfaces rather than on carpet where they can trap moisture or cause plasticizer migration.
  • Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum daily, especially after major events. The sooner you collect soils from the surface, the easier it is to remove them. For most carpet, you should use an upright vacuum with brush agitation, unless your canister vacuum is particularly well designed. The wider the head, the more efficient.
  • Typically, deep cleaning should be accomplished on at least a semi-annual basis, with no more than two entry and high-traffic area "rinse" cleanings between the deep cleaning. This is dependent on traffic and daily maintenance as well. At a minimum, some attention should be given to primary entry areas on a quarterly basis.
  • If spots are treated immediately, most will respond with plain warm water and very little mild detergent added.
  • Use high-efficiency double-lined poly-fiber collection bags. This reduces periodic maintenance such as dusting of furniture, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) filter exchange.
  • Make sure the HVAC system is slightly positively pressurized as well, which means that air is going out when doors are opened, rather than being sucked in. Proper air exchange rates can be calibrated according to ASHRAE regulations for the building with a trained HVAC contractor.
  • Ensure proper air filtration through the HVAC System. High-efficiency pleated filters, rather than inexpensive fiberglass filters, are recommended.

-Source: IICRC

Call SERVPRO of Springfield today to get an estimate for carpet cleaning for your home or business at 217-528-7775

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

6/6/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Springfield 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 Springfield

SERVPRO of Springfield 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.

Do you know where the water shut off is at work?

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Many workplaces always call's on the boss or the maintenance man when something goes wrong. What if they were home sick, or in a meeting and you need to locate the water shut off, where do you start? 

SERVPRO of Springfield can help commercial property in planning for a water, fire, storm damage. How, with a free Emergency Response Profile created by the SERVPRO Marketing Department. 

By having a plan of action and including it into your regular training at your office you can minimize the cost if an unplanned event happens like a frozen pipe, fire, or anything. 

Some property manager use this as a tool to keep everything organized in one central location. 

Is your business ready for a disaster. Even a simple pipe burst can cause a lot of damage and headache. With a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile it can have the critical information to minimize damages, provide the resources for the employee's of the company, and provide property details and information. This is a FREE services that we provide to commercial properties. 

Make an appointment today to get started!

If the unthinkable happens, call your local SERVPRO of Springfield Professionals at (717) 261-0310 seven days a week 24/7 to help you avoid the cost and hassle of secondary damages.  We will help make it "Like it never even happened."