Recent Commercial Posts

Fire Safety in the Workplace

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

As an employer you are responsible for the safety of your employees. 

Here are some items that you as an employer can do to eliminate fire hazards in the workplace. 

   *check to make sure that cords, cables and outlets are not damaged. If they are have them replaced or repaired. 

   *Do not overload a circuit breaker or outlet. 

   *Keep all combustibles away from electricity. 

   *Be sure all emergency fire exits are clear from any obstacles.

   *Ensure that all smoke alarms and/or sprinklers are installed and are working properly. 

   *Conduct regular fire drills to be sure everyone gets out quickly. 

   *Clear fire escapes should be placed on every floor of your building. 

   *Be sure employees know how to use a fire extinguishers. 

Making sure that all employees are aware of the emergency procedures and all possible escape routes, is essential. 

For fire remediation needs call SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam at 413-372-4115.

Prevent Sewage Backup in Your Commercial Building

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Sewage backup in your commercial building can be a total nightmare! Depending upon the amount of sewage and where it has entered the building could mean that the business gets shut down unit the waste is cleaned up. 

Although there are ways in which the business owner can try to prevent these backups, there is never any guarantee that a backup would not occur. 

For Example: There could be a policy that nothing except toilet paper gets flushed down the toilet. However, customers may not think there is anything wrong with it or not be aware that flushing anything other than just toilet paper can lead to a backup. 

Make sure employees do not put food or grease down the drain. Food and grease can lead to clogs, which may eventually lead to a backup.

When a backup occurs in your commercial building SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam will be there to help you clean up the waste. 

Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires in Your Restaurant

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Owning a restaurant can be very stressful. From dealing with deliveries, making sure the cooks make everything correctly to dealing with the customers. Having to close your business due to a fire can be very detrimental to your bottom line. Here are some ways in which you can reduce your likelihood of a fire breaking out in your kitchen. 

*Grease: Clean up grease daily, as it is very combustible. 

*Maintain your cooking equipment, and make sure you have the proper fire suppression system installed. The fire suppression system should be professionally inspected.

*Making sure your sprinkler system is in working order. 

*Having your fire extinguishers inspected yearly and making sure you have enough of them can help your crew put the fire out, hopefully, with minimum damage. 

*Training your staff to properly deal with different types of fires could also help minimize the damage. 

*Keeping all flammables away from flames. 

*Electrical fires can start due to frayed cables or damaged outlets. Periodic inspections by a licensed electrician should be conducted to look for other electrical issues that may not be obvious. 

*Buildup can easily cause a fire in the ventilation system. Have your ductwork, hood and the fan inspected and cleaned regularly. 

*Instruct your employees to NEVER throw water on a grease fire. Doing this will only cause the fire to become enraged. 

*NEVER allow employees to dispose of their cigarette buts inside the facility. There may still be embers which can cause a fire to start. 

And last but not least have an escape plan, just in case of a fire. And practice to ensure all staff gets out safely. 

SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam cares about their community. 

COVID-19 CLEANING

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Has there been anyone in your business that has been out of work due to COVID-19? Or would you like a cleaning to just be sure that your space has been properly decontaminated? 

SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam offers the following cleaning levels. 

High touch cleanup. This level of cleaning is when you have either a suspected case or a person being quarantined from your office. 

Enhanced Cleanup. This level of cleaning is required when you have a confirmed case of COVID-19

It may be possible that both methods of cleanup may be needed depending on where an infected individual may have traveled. 

We are the trusted brand of professionals that are experts in remediation and disinfection procedures. Talk to a SERVPRO professional to figure out what method would be best for your business. We can be reached at 413-372-4115.

Commercial Property & Water Damage

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Unique challenges for commercial water damage. Unique challenges for commercial water damage. In Many Instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Flooding and water damage events at Hampden County 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 to help you in your time of need.

About SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam

SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam 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 the initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest

Commercial Cleaning

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam offers professional cleaning services for your offices or commercial buildings? Whether it's spring time and you just want to refresh your office space, or if you have an occupant getting ready to take over a space. The SERVPRO team can assist you in cleaning your building properly. Here is a list of the services we provide. 

 *Biohazard and Sewage
 *Trauma and Crime Scene
 *Carpet and Upholstery
 *Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
 *Odor Removal and Deodorization
 *Vandalism & Graffiti

Why not have your office cleaned by a professional. No matter how big or small the cleaning job may be we at SERVPRO of South Springfield/ Agawam can provide professional cleaning that you will be completely satisfied with. 

Call us to schedule your cleaning today!

Restoring Your Hampden County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/13/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Hampden County 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 South Springfield/Agawam

SERVPRO of South Springfield/Agawam 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.