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What you can do to Prevent Business Fires

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial What you can do to Prevent Business Fires Create and practice an evacuation plan for your business

Fire prevention is a serious job, one with actual life and death ramifications. Therefore, as a business owner, you must plan to protect the people that work for you and the clients that trust you. A fire can elicit panic and fear and without appropriate preparations, people may freeze-up and perish. Follow the three steps to prevention below and help protect and guide your employees.

1. Perform a Risk Assessment

You don’t have to experience a business fire to evaluate your property for risks. In fact, you can call a fire remediation specialist in the Rio Rancho, NM area to perform a risk assessment. While it is true that these professionals handle fire damage and restoration, they are also equipped to evaluate your property’s weaknesses and strengths when it comes to fire safety.

2. Have and Test All Fire Protection Equipment

Basic fire prevention includes having an adequate number of fire extinguishers as well as a working suppression system. While it may seem that these are once-and-done purchases, each of these pieces of equipment needs to undergo annual inspections to ensure their continued functionality.

3. Create and Practice an Evacuation Plan

Also, you should design several exit routes from every room or section of your property. These routes should be free of obstructions and should be practiced regularly. Your employees should perform a practice escape at least once a year, but more often is better. Additionally, local municipalities may require practice drills.

4. Enforce First Aid Training

Beyond the escape, employees should be aware of basic first aid. When a fire occurs, it may take emergency services several minutes to arrive on the scene, but some victims may require immediate attention. Having well-trained employees ensures the safety of everyone.

Fire prevention is a pretty straightforward practice, but it is often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Be sure to take the time and prepare your facility, the lives of your employees may just depend on it.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”®

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Fire Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO® of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Freshen Up Your Rio Rancho Restaurant This Spring

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Freshen Up Your Rio Rancho Restaurant This Spring Give your customers a fresh greeting this spring with our cleaning services!

A new season has just arrived here in Rio Rancho, and it offers an opportunity to refresh your restaurant. Winter months normally mean windows stay shut, and dirt and grime from boots and heavy shoes gets tracked onto the floor. Similar to how people look forward to spring cleaning at home, you can do the same for your restaurant. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County offers plenty of services that can help your business start the season fresh!

Clean Your Air Ducts and HVAC

Your air ducts and HVAC unit work hard throughout the winter to keep your customers and employees warm. The ventilation system should be properly cleaned in the spring to make sure the air quality in your restaurant is not poor. If it has not been serviced for some time, your air could be circulating dust, pollen, odors and dirt and debris. Our technicians and equipment can clean out your system and make sure everyone breathes easier in the new season.

Kitchen Cleaning

SERVPRO of South Albuquerque offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. Checking the hoods in the kitchen is usually a twice a year job, so what better time to start than for spring cleaning. Cleaning the pilot lights (if it is gas) is also a good idea. Just make sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions. Empty and sanitize the ice machine, and wipe down walls, ceilings and dry storage areas. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County offers great commercial cleaning options as well, so give us a call if there are items you want professionals to fix.

Rugs and Carpets

If your restaurant uses rugs or carpet, springtime is a great time to freshen them as well. If the furniture in your restaurant does not often move, tracks from normal foot traffic can start to wear down your rugs or carpets. When they become matted, these items also hold in an abundance of dust and debris that is carried in on shoes. A proper cleaning will get rid of the smells and the dust! The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.


SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval Countyis only a phone call away if you need a professional to help freshen up your restaurant for spring. Get in contact today!

If you would like more information on hiring a restaurant cleaning team Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Cleanup in Rio Rancho

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration Cleanup in Rio Rancho Commercial emergency restoration service team is ready to help Businesses and residents.

Commercial Water Restoration in Rio Rancho Presents Unique Challenges

Commercial Flood Cleanup

In Albuquerque many buildings suffer a water damage claim every year. They range from small areas affected to large floods that cause damage to every room. 

Office and Administration Areas and Water Damage

When office areas are affected by water and need extraction many challenges arise. You have to deal with electrical outlets getting wet, computers, monitors and printers and personal belongings of staff. Along with those items you have desks, chairs and filing cabinets that all need to be moved or put on blocks, so they are not damaged.

Warehouse and Storage Areas and Water Damage

When the water affects the shipping and receiving area of a building there are many challenges as well. Many times, pallets of product are throughout the warehouse. These pallets do help to keep inventory from getting wet if the water did not come from above. Water extraction in this area needs to be done quickly so the company operations may get back on track.

SERVPRO® of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”®

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO® of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

3 Strategies for Keeping Your Commercial Building’s Plumbing Healthy

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial 3 Strategies for Keeping Your Commercial Building’s Plumbing Healthy Preventing plumbing problems is usually less costly than having them repaired.

When your Rio Rancho/Sandoval County commercial building suffers from sudden plumbing problems, the results can be costly. Flooded rooms, damaged merchandise and ruined equipment may cost thousands of dollars in loss and a great deal of stress for you as a business owner. However, there are a few actions you can take to protect your building, no matter its size or location, from plumbing mishaps before they occur. 

1. Find a Plumber Before You Need One 

Trying to find the right plumber in the middle of a plumbing disaster can be a stressful experience. Because a broken pipe or leaking toilet will need repair right away, you may not have time to compare service options and prices and end up overpaying. However, finding a plumbing service before you need one not only gives you someone to call during a water emergency, but you can also take the time to find one that suits your budget and plumbing needs at your leisure. 

2. Maintain Your Plumbing System 

Preventing plumbing problems is usually less costly than having them repaired, so keeping your building’s pipes and drains healthy can be a wise investment. Have leaks repaired, have faucets and pipes checked often, and make an appointment with a flood damage and restoration company to have your building checked for potential plumbing issues that may result in flooding. Regular maintenance can prevent water damage to your building that may eventually cause serious structural issues. 

3. Check Exterior Lines and Pipes 

Your commercial building’s exterior water lines and pipes can be vulnerable to bad weather, cold temperatures and aging. Having them checked several times a year may prevent a water main break and severe flooding that may take weeks to repair. Ensure that pipes along exterior walls are properly insulated to reduce the risk of them bursting during the winter months. 

Plumbing problems at your Rio Rancho/Sandoval County, commercial building can be costly when it comes to repair expenses and the flooding damage a mishap might cause. Maintaining pipes and lines and being prepared for an emergency can protect you and your business from these issues and give you peace of mind as a business owner.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

How To Discourage Birds From Nesting on Your Albuquerque Building

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Birds commonly migrate as seasons change, and when they do, they need a place to rest. Many birds look for welcoming surfaces on which to build nests, but the drawback is that these nests are not always wanted by the building’s human inhabitants and droppings are unsightly. A mud nest is not only an eyesore; it can actually degrade the structure of the building, initiating the need for restoration services. Bird removal is not always easy, and many methods are illegal. The best bird cleaning strategies, therefore, are preventative.

1. Mock Predators

While it may be illegal to physically remove the birds from your building in Rio Rancho as you can with other methods of pest control, it is perfectly okay to scare them off. Visual deterrents that resemble natural predators can be an effective way to discourage birds from taking up residence on your commercial property. The migratory birds spot the deterrent and tend to flee. For an even more effective strategy, try moving the deterrent to different locations so the birds don’t get used to it.

2. Physical Barriers

A net that covers the awnings where birds like to nest can prove to be a lot of trouble for them. If birds have to work too hard to get to their preferred spot, they are likely to give up and go find a place that’s easier to reach. Nets are typically inexpensive, easy to install and discreet. They are a useful bird cleaning tool.

3. Covered Landing Zone

If the net is not enough, you may have to make the area where the birds land and begin to assemble their homes inhospitable. A sloping apparatus can make it impossible for the birds to get sure footing. They simply slide off the landing, and your building remains nest-free.

You cannot control the migratory patterns of birds, and once they have nested on your building, you may not have a lot of choice as to whether they can stay. You can defend your property with preventative measures, though.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Cleaning Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Commercial Water Damage In Rio Rancho

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage In Rio Rancho Everyone knows that the sprinkler system is there to stop fire damage, but no one understands the damage that happens when it engages.

Commercial Water Damage

Rio Rancho business owners had to deal with flooding earlier this year. The rain was needed, but it surprised many of them. Fortunately, weather-related floods are rare in this part of New Mexico. What is not so rare for area businesses is when the water comes in from damaged plumbing.

Commercial water damage surprises Rio Rancho business owners every time it happens. Everyone knows that the sprinkler system is there to stop fire damage, but no one understands the damage that happens when it engages. Fortunately, SERVPRO has the experience, training, and equipment to restore an office or a kitchen back to their original state.

Sprinklers soak everything, that is what they are supposed to do to prevent the spread of fire. Paper products, like documents, cardboard storage boxes, and books quickly turn to a pulpy mush and must be thrown out. If the final condition is not an issue and the business owner needs to keep original contracts, we can preserve the legibility of our technicians can get them spread out on a dry surface. We use air movers to blow warm, dry air over the paper gently and while we cannot return the items to their original condition or look, we can preserve the image in many cases.

The item that usually catches the most damage next is the carpet. SERVPRO technicians use extraction wands to draw out water without damaging the nape of the carpet. If there is a carpet pad, we remove and dispose of it. Pads quickly deteriorate when they become wet, and they are cheaper to replace rather than attempt to restore. Once we remove the water, crew members use the air movers again to force warm, dry air across the surface to dry it out while preventing further damage.

In a commercial kitchen, sprinklers do not usually cause much damage to the equipment. Here, our technicians concentrate on removing water from inside equipment like fryers to safely use them again. They also dry out behind and under everything to prevent mold growth and to make the room safe to walk in again.

To accomplish this, we set up fans at exits to blow the damp air out of the kitchen as we use long-handled squeegees to push water across the floor and out of the building. Once we have the majority of the water out, we set up air movers to finish drying the floors so we can return the kitchen to the owner as soon and safely as possible.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Commercial Restoration Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

The Advantages of Duct Cleaning For Your Restaurant

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Advantages of Duct Cleaning For Your Restaurant SERVPRO Provides Commercial Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO Provides Exceptional Commercial Cleaning and Sanitizing of Ductwork in Both Large and Small Enterprises

Running an efficient restaurant is something that most business owners in the culinary field strive to do. You do your best to keep the costs and outgoing expenses down so in turn your overall profit margin is more considerable. One of the ways that you can do this, as well as improve the quality of the experience that customers have in your establishment, is to ensure that all facets of your facility are running at optimal levels. 

One of the overlooked aspects in this regard is the ductwork attached to your heating and air conditioning system. Over time, these pathways become partially blocked and clogged with debris, dust, dirt and even germs or bacteria. Duct cleaning Rio Rancho is a service that our SERVPRO professionals can walk you through and perform for your business, which can lead to reducing your outgoing costs and providing a better eating experience for your loyal patrons. 

Every time that your air kicks on throughout the building, moving through these ducts with built-up debris and dust, you are circulating these particles around through the dining areas and kitchen of your restaurant. While much of this cannot be seen by even the most perceptive of observers, most business owners do not consider this possibility to be acceptable in their food preparation or serving areas. Indoor air quality-IAQ-is a significant attribute that adds to the ambiance of a restaurant. 

Moreover, cleaning the ducts of your business can allow the air conditioner and heating units not to have to work harder to get air through the system. For many business owners, this lesser user of electricity can reduce their utility costs every month. 

It is essential to note that while our SERVPRO professionals can work around your schedule, often your restaurant does not need to close or reduce operating hours to complete this service. With fitted vacuums and specialty heavier equipment that seal tightly over vents, dust, mold spores, pollen, and debris pulled from the ducts do not get spread throughout the building. The additional benefits of protecting against mold growth and circulating pleasant scents conducive to the overall eating experience cannot be lightly discounted.

If you can see the benefits of choosing duct cleaning for your restaurant, our team of professionals is ready to help you breathe a little easier.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Duct Cleaning Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

What To Do When a Toilet Overflows

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What To Do When a Toilet Overflows You can reduce water damage by acting immediately and efficiently

Most buildings have bathrooms available for both workers and customers. However, there is a chance that the toilets in these bathrooms can overflow and cause a lot of water damage. Toilet overflow can happen when the fixture is clogged or mechanically damaged, but it can be quickly stopped before things get drastic. Here are a few tips that can help you know how to stop a toilet from overflowing and what to do about the water that has already spilled. 

How To Stop the Overflow

If the tank won’t stop releasing water into the bowl, locate the toilet’s water valve and shut the water off. The valve is usually directly behind the fixture. After that, try doing the following things:

• Clean up as much water as you can with towels or a wet vacuum.

• Remove any items that were exposed to the water.

• Open the windows to help dry out the area.

You can reduce water damage by acting immediately and efficiently.

Inspect the Damage

After cleaning up as much as you can, try to figure out what happened. It might have been a clog, or maybe a pipe is damaged. If you are inexperienced with plumbing, call the professionals in Rio Rancho to help you out. If the toilet flood was especially bad, call a water damage company to help you prevent mold and further damage. 

Be Careful Around Sewage

If the toilet overflow involves sewage, use protective clothing such as gloves or watertight boots to clean up the water. Sewage is potentially harmful and should not come into direct contact with your skin. Be sure to properly disinfect the entire area once the water is removed.

With these tips in mind, you can handle this situation with control. Prevent future toilet overflow problems by cleaning your building’s bathrooms often and by doing frequent plumbing inspections. It doesn’t hurt to have a plunger nearby, too.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in water cleanup Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Freshen Up Your Rio Rancho Restaurant This Spring

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Freshen Up Your Rio Rancho Restaurant This Spring Give your customers a fresh greeting this spring with our cleaning services!

A new season has just arrived here in Rio Rancho, and it offers an opportunity to refresh your restaurant.

Winter months normally mean windows stay shut, and dirt and grime from boots and heavy shoes gets tracked onto the floor. Similar to how people look forward to spring cleaning at home, you can do the same for your restaurant. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County offers plenty of services that can help your business start the season fresh!

Clean Your Air Ducts and HVAC

Your air ducts and HVAC unit work hard throughout the winter to keep your customers and employees warm. The ventilation system should be properly cleaned in the spring to make sure the air quality in your restaurant is not poor. If it has not been serviced for some time, your air could be circulating dust, pollen, odors and dirt and debris. Our technicians and equipment can clean out your system and make sure everyone breathes easier in the new season.

Kitchen Cleaning

SERVPRO of South Albuquerque offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. Checking the hoods in the kitchen is usually a twice a year job, so what better time to start than for spring cleaning. Cleaning the pilot lights (if it is gas) is also a good idea. Just make sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions. Empty and sanitize the ice machine, and wipe down walls, ceilings and dry storage areas. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County offers great commercial cleaning options as well, so give us a call if there are items you want professionals to fix.

Rugs and Carpets

If your restaurant uses rugs or carpet, springtime is a great time to freshen them as well. If the furniture in your restaurant does not often move, tracks from normal foot traffic can start to wear down your rugs or carpets. When they become matted, these items also hold in an abundance of dust and debris that is carried in on shoes. A proper cleaning will get rid of the smells and the dust! The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval Countyis only a phone call away if you need a professional to help freshen up your restaurant for spring. Get in contact today!

If you would like more information on hiring a restaurant cleaning team Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Your Rio Rancho Warehouse Commercial Water Damage

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Rio Rancho Warehouse Commercial Water Damage Take advantage of our training and expertise by scheduling a thorough assessment of your warehouse and other operations.

Commercial water damage presents double trouble to you as an owner and employer. Not only do you need to recover your premises, equipment, and inventory from the effects of leaks or flooding, you also have employees and customers who rely on you to keep your business running even while restoration efforts are in process. SERVPRO South Albuquerque works closely with our commercial clients to avoid closure or a shut down even after a significant water crisis to your warehouse or other storage facility affects your business. We encourage business owners to consult with us before any warehouse water disaster by developing an Emergency READY Profile, distilling all critical information about your operation into a plan shared with and easily accessible to our local water damage restoration experts. 

Preventing commercial water damage in Rio Rancho may not be possible if heavy storms or flooding affect your warehouse but a systematic review of your preparedness can limit the effects of leaking, moving, or standing water to your bottom line. Take advantage of our training and expertise by scheduling a thorough assessment of your warehouse and other operations. There is no charge for our review of your facilities, and we will use the information gleaned to ready our team should the worst happen. You can identify your business’s key personnel, so we know who to consult when a commercial water damage disaster strikes even if you are not always available. Details such as warehouse layout and the location of utilities, important documents, and priority areas within your building clarify and order the restoration and mitigation tasks needed to be completed, ensuring our team of water damage restoration technicians are “Ready for whatever happens.” Our staff will take photos and scope out the dimensions of your warehouse to assist with our post water damage work.  The SERVPRO mobile app is your cutting-edge technology tool when crafting your Emergency Ready Profile. Download and allow the app to walk you step by step through our queries, focusing in on the information needed for the short yet personalized Profile Document that emerges to guide our joint efforts. You will be pleased with how quickly you can complete the online questionnaire, clicking through without delay, communicating the essentials to our local office so that any recovery effort can begin immediately. Once your ERP is in our system, contacting us for commercial water damage is as simple as alerting us with a few clicks. Our app even guides your personal mitigation efforts as you wait for our technicians to arrive.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a mold damage restoration team Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Safe Flood Clean Up for Rio Rancho Businesses

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Safe Flood Clean Up for Rio Rancho Businesses SERVPRO can help with any size water damage claim.

When a building is impacted by a flood, proper cleanup is critical. When it is a commercial building, clean up can be both a bigger task and a bigger safety concern. Water that is considered to be contaminated can pose dangers to employees, customers or residents of the building. That’s why it is important for every commercial property owner in Rio Rancho to know more about water extraction and content cleaning.

What Is Contaminated Water?

Commonly referred to as “black water,” toxic flood water requires more than just extraction. It contaminates everything it touches, including the air, with things such as hepatitis and E. coli bacteria. Because mold and bacteria begin growing in as little as 24 hours, the situation can worsen very quickly, so it’s important to act immediately.

What Standards Do Water Cleanup Specialists Follow?

Because of the hazards of cleaning up flooded areas, water restoration experts follow specific standards to ensure full decontamination:

Removing porous materials, such as wood, drywall or carpeting
Eliminating microbes on non-porous surfaces, such as concrete or glass, and salvaging the materials
Cleaning and treating air 
Preventing mold grow
Monitoring for contaminants 

Why Use a Water Damage Repair Expert?

The chemicals, tools and equipment necessary for proper decontamination are tools of the trade for restoration technicians. When combined with their training and expertise, it makes them a valuable resource for anyone facing water damage. Technicians are also typically available around the clock because they know emergencies caused by floods aren’t limited to normal working hours.

Commercial property owners in Rio Rancho want to keep their buildings safe, and if they know more about content cleaning and black water decontamination, they can better prepare to react when flooding occurs. Arming oneself with knowledge and relying on experts to help clean up flood waters is a smart move that can save money in the long run.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

A Company You Can Trust for Help with Fire Damage Restoration in Your Rio Rancho Business

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial A Company You Can Trust for Help with Fire Damage Restoration in Your Rio Rancho Business Our technicians have the experience and staffing to handle any scale disaster.

Certified Commercial Restoration Technicians with Effective Tools Can Quickly Restore Your Damaged Property

When dealing with fire damage that affects your business, you want access to a restoration company that makes restoring your property a priority. A company that can provide you with fast, efficient services and get your doors open again as soon as possible.   

The company you hire needs to be someone you can trust, a company on your side that understands how important it is to deal with the aftermath of commercial fire damage on your Rio Rancho property with a little finesse. While also giving you access to technicians who are not only IICRC certified, but also take great pride in using their experience to combat each situation that they face. We truly enjoy producing quality results for you, the customer.   

SERVPRO has had the pleasure of helping many, property and business owners overcome adversity regarding restorations after disaster strikes. Our technicians put their skills to work saving time and reducing costs while limiting any disruptions to the services you provide. Often allowing us to help you keep your doors open, while repairs are underway. We work on a schedule that produces the best results for you, day or night; we are there for you.   

SERVPRO technicians use their extensive training to take control of your complete restoration, making us a one-stop solution for all of your fire damage restoration needs. We respond quickly and use cutting-edge techniques, to deal with any fire, smoke, or water damage issues found during our initial inspection and even put cleaning and odor control methods into motion to ensure that we meet or often exceed any expectations you might have.   

SERVPRO would like to be a partner that helps get you back on your feet. We can assist with restoring any service areas caught up in the fire including kitchens, bathrooms, guest rooms and staff areas. While using special cleaning methods on woodwork, walls, ceilings, carpeting, and furniture caught within the affected area to remove acidic smoke residues that develop during a fire. Paying particular attention to each surface material to produce the best results. 

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Fire Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Commercial Water Damage in Rio Rancho Due to Sewage Leaks

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage in Rio Rancho Due to Sewage Leaks SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business.

Water Damage Remediation Can Prevent Employee Health Issues

One of the more dangerous types of water damage which can occur in your commercial property is the leakage of sewage. Sewage contains bacteria, fungi, and viruses, many which can cause a lot of health concerns, including mold. Many people sadly do not realize the hazards that sewage can bring into your building, especially for those who are very old or young, and for anyone who already has an immune system which has been compromised or who have respiratory problems.

As a business owner, there are some fundamental principles you should know about sewer backups and water damage:

Sewage hosts several different pathogenic and disease-causing bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. Anyone who is working on losses of sewage must have vaccinations which are up to date, including their Hepatitis B.

Exposure to sewage is dangerous, especially for anyone under the age of two or over the age of sixty, for people with weakened immune systems, anyone who is recovering from surgery, for women who are pregnant, anyone who has AIDS, or anyone on chemotherapy or prescription drugs.

It is unsafe to stay in a Rio Rancho building which has been flooded by sewage unless the area that is contaminated can be totally sealed off and put under a controlled air flow, so there is not a danger of cross contamination to sectors that are not affected.

Materials that are highly absorbent and saturated with sewage material such as carpeting, carpet padding, upholstery, insulation, and drywall that cannot be laundered for at least ten minutes in hot water will need to be trashed.  It is too big of a health risk to only clean and dry these materials.

Only professionals who are highly trained should be performing your sewage and water damage remediation work. Afterward, a third party environmental professional can do post-remediation verification to make sure your building is safe to re-occupy.

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County has the training, equipment, and experience to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

We Clean Up Commercial Water Damage in Rio Rancho

5/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial We Clean Up Commercial Water Damage in Rio Rancho We have the best technicians and equipment to remove water from your business in case a flood happens.

Businesses Stay Afloat with SERVPRO' Water Damage Restoration

Finding commercial water damage in your business can be hard to swallow, and when it's significant damage to not only your building, or to your inventory, but to both, it can be particularly challenging to grapple with. Business operations can be difficult enough to manage under normal conditions without adding unforeseen problems. 

Business owners should know that we are experts in finding solutions to cleaning up and preventing commercial water damage in Rio Rancho, as well as restoring buildings from top to bottom. Your inventory is important to you, and your business, so we also understand that special care must be taken to prevent any extra losses from occurring. Our experience and training can help prevent this from happening, and we will also work with you while we restore your business and your inventory.   

Water extraction, drying, cleaning, and restorative work are our strengths. We work as a team, so that our work is completed as quickly, but also as thoroughly, as possible. Communication with you during the entire process is highly important to us, and we will always keep you updated on any developments that affect your business. We're here to answer your questions, so please don't ever hesitate to ask us when you need more information.   

When completing work that commercial water damage requires, we often encounter problems that have remained hidden. Problems can include electrical hazards, a discovery of pest problems, mold or bacterial growths, and many other situations that we commonly find. These are often unknown to business owners when water damage has been a slowly but steadily developing problems in a building. Your safety and that of your employees and customers are important and restoring things to an acceptable condition are paramount. Defects in building materials, such as gaps in insulation (sometimes discovered when a wall is opened so that damaged paneling or drywall can be replaced) can be filled before installing the new wall, preventing heat loss.   

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you do find yourself dealing with the troubles of water damage in your business, give SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County a call at (505) 891-2345. We’re available 24 hours a day to clean up the damage and restore your property.

Importance of Exhaust Hood Cleaning in Rio Rancho Commercial Kitchens

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Importance of Exhaust Hood Cleaning in Rio Rancho Commercial Kitchens To ensure the safety of staff and patrons against dangerous building fires, make sure to have all hoods properly cleaned on a regular basis.

Exhaust hood systems play an important role in the restaurant kitchen, pulling heat, smoke, and odor away from cooking surfaces. This is for the protection of both employees and the restaurant facility itself, but over time, the greasy buildup inside hoods and ductwork can become a safety hazard of its own.


Protecting against this hazard requires regular and thorough cleaning of the exhaust hood, exhaust hood filters, and ductwork. Grease buildup inside the hood duct system is among the leading causes of restaurant fires, and proper maintenance and cleaning can drastically reduce this risk.


The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) requires professional exhaust hood cleaning for all commercial kitchens. Failure to meet these requirements not only increases the risk of fire, but also can put a restaurant at risk for hefty fines and mandatory closure.


Exhaust hood cleaning requirements and best practices are outlined in NFPA 96, including the frequency of cleaning for various types of kitchens:


Monthly – Systems serving solid fuel cooking operations


Quarterly – Systems serving high-volume operations, such as 24-hour cooking, charbroiling, wok cooking, etc.


Semi-Annually – Systems serving moderate volume cooking operations


Annually – Systems serving low volume cooking operations, such as day camps, churches, seasonal businesses, etc.


While restaurant employees are expected to clean the exterior surfaces of exhaust hoods as part of their normal hood cleaning procedures, the thorough cleaning outlined in NFPA 96 is to be carried out by trained, certified kitchen exhaust cleaning professionals. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County is Exhaust Hood Cleaning Certified and a member of The National Fire Protection Agency.


Our scope of work will include:



  • Disassembly, cleaning, and degreasing hoods, including hood filter tracts, grease troughs, and removable grease cups

  • Removal of roof and/or wall mounted fans from ductwork to degrease the base, shroud, and blades

  • Inspecting exhaust fans for loose or worn out fan belts

  • Cleaning and degreasing all hood filters, hood parts and accessories, and replacing if necessary

  • Cleaning all accessible parts of ductwork from exhaust fans to each individual hood

  • Applying food-safe polish to stainless steel ductwork

  • Thoroughly cleaning all affected areas (remove plastic, mop, remove any debris, etc.)

  • Providing a complete, detailed written report of all work performed, and deficiencies in the exhaust system, and recommendations for addressing any problems

  • Attaching a certificate showing company name, person performing the work, and date of cleaning to each hood cleaned


Duct access doors will allow professional hood cleaners to perform a thorough “top to bottom” cleaning of the exhaust systems. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Professional hood cleaning services have a strong understanding of NFPA 96 requirements, and will be able to help restaurant owners and managers make sure their equipment is up to date, functioning properly, and meeting standards for compliance.


SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Certified professional hood cleaning service is a necessity for any commercial cooking operation, both to reduce the risk of fire and avoid noncompliance. Our reputable hood cleaning services will be happy to walk you through the procedures, provide “before and after” photos, and work with restaurant management to ensure safety and compliance.


To ensure the safety of staff and patrons against dangerous building fires, make sure to have all hoods properly cleaned on a regular basis.


Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier, and gets you back in your kitchen faster. “Like it never even happened.”


If you would like more information on hiring a Certified Exhaust Hood Cleaning Team Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345


 

Building Containment to Protect Unaffected Areas

4/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Containment to Protect Unaffected Areas The owner was happy to continue with business during restoration!

Sometimes our crews need to move through unaffected areas of a home or business to get debris from the affected area to a disposal site. When that happens, our crews build containment chambers to prevent sewage from spreading to the unaffected areas. Containment chambers are also built to reduce the amount of air being dried, which can speed up drying times.

When we arrived at this Rio Rancho commercial water loss and performed our initial inspection we found sewage in the crawlspace. There was approximately 60 square feet and it was three inches deep. We began by covering all the registers inside and out and set up an Ozone machine and Negative Air Scrubbers. The materials in the crawlspace had to be removed but the access point for the crawlspace was in the back of the business and the shortest path to the dumpster led through the unaffected business. The crews used plastic sheeting to construct containment so that the unaffected areas would not be contaminated.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a water damage restoration team Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Freshen Up Your Rio Rancho Restaurant This Spring

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Freshen Up Your Rio Rancho Restaurant This Spring Give your customers a fresh greeting this spring with our cleaning services!

A new season has just arrived here in Rio Rancho, and it offers an opportunity to refresh your restaurant. Winter months normally mean windows stay shut, and dirt and grime from boots and heavy shoes gets tracked onto the floor. Similar to how people look forward to spring cleaning at home, you can do the same for your restaurant. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County offers plenty of services that can help your business start the season fresh!

Clean Your Air Ducts and HVAC

Your air ducts and HVAC unit work hard throughout the winter to keep your customers and employees warm. The ventilation system should be properly cleaned in the spring to make sure the air quality in your restaurant is not poor. If it has not been serviced for some time, your air could be circulating dust, pollen, odors and dirt and debris. Our technicians and equipment can clean out your system and make sure everyone breathes easier in the new season.

Kitchen Cleaning

SERVPRO of South Albuquerque offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. Checking the hoods in the kitchen is usually a twice a year job, so what better time to start than for spring cleaning. Cleaning the pilot lights (if it is gas) is also a good idea. Just make sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions. Empty and sanitize the ice machine, and wipe down walls, ceilings and dry storage areas. SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County offers great commercial cleaning options as well, so give us a call if there are items you want professionals to fix.

Rugs and Carpets

If your restaurant uses rugs or carpet, springtime is a great time to freshen them as well. If the furniture in your restaurant does not often move, tracks from normal foot traffic can start to wear down your rugs or carpets. When they become matted, these items also hold in an abundance of dust and debris that is carried in on shoes. A proper cleaning will get rid of the smells and the dust! The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County is only a phone call away if you need a professional to help freshen up your restaurant for spring. Get in contact today!

If you would like more information on hiring a restaurant cleaning team Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Your Rio Rancho Warehouse Commercial Water Damage

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Rio Rancho Warehouse Commercial Water Damage Take advantage of our training and expertise by scheduling a thorough assessment of your warehouse and other operations.

Preventing commercial water damage in Rio Rancho may not be possible if heavy storms or flooding affect your warehouse but a systematic review of your preparedness can limit the effects of leaking, moving, or standing water to your bottom line. Take advantage of our training and expertise by scheduling a thorough assessment of your warehouse and other operations. There is no charge for our review of your facilities, and we will use the information gleaned to ready our team should the worst happen. You can identify your business’s key personnel, so we know who to consult when a commercial water damage disaster strikes even if you are not always available. Details such as warehouse layout and the location of utilities, important documents, and priority areas within your building clarify and order the restoration and mitigation tasks needed to be completed, ensuring our team of water damage restoration technicians are “Ready for whatever happens.” Our staff will take photos and scope out the dimensions of your warehouse to assist with our post water damage work.  The SERVPRO mobile app is your cutting-edge technology tool when crafting your Emergency Ready Profile. Download and allow the app to walk you step by step through our queries, focusing in on the information needed for the short yet personalized Profile Document that emerges to guide our joint efforts. You will be pleased with how quickly you can complete the online questionnaire, clicking through without delay, communicating the essentials to our local office so that any recovery effort can begin immediately. Once your ERP is in our system, contacting us for commercial water damage is as simple as alerting us with a few clicks. Our app even guides your personal mitigation efforts as you wait for our technicians to arrive.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier, and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a mold damage restoration team Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Is your Rio Rancho or Sandoval County business ready?

2/17/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Is your Rio Rancho or Sandoval County business ready? Know where your Water shut-off valve, Gas Shut off and Electric Shut offs are.

Over 50% of businesses never reopen once a disaster has struck. The thought process is “What is the likelihood it would happen to me.” We get busy in our work life and home life and just expect everyone to know how to handle an emergency situation. 

  1. Implement an ERP (emergency ready program {plan}
    1. Show your employees emergency exits
    2. Fire extinguishers
    3. First aid
    4. Water shut-off valve, Gas Shut off and Electric Shut off
    5. Fire alarms

If you do not know where these are in your building, SERVPRO of Rio Rancho Sandoval County can do a free ERP program that links to your phone. Instantly giving you access to information you need in the event of a fire or water emergency. 

  1. Designate one or two people to make sure emergency necessities are in date.

Did you know items expire? Fire extinguishers, first aid kits & smoke alarms. These things can go out of date. Make sure to set a schedule to monitor these things. A great tip is when your filters get changed check the dates or batteries in the smoke alarms. Don’t rely on the alarms to notify you when the batteries are low! 

  1. Know who to call in emergencies. There are times that your employees may be in the office and you’ll be out of the office. Make sure they know who to call in the event of a fire or water damage. That is another great asset of SERVPRO’s ERP app. You can list the names and numbers off all important contacts during and after emergencies. Even your SERVPRO of Rio Rancho Sandoval County rep!!

Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho Sandoval County (505) 891-2345 for a commercial ERP appointment for free or talk to your rep the next time they are in!

Restoring Your Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Sandoval County and Santa Fe Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Sandoval County and Santa Fe Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Sandoval County and Santa Fe 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 Albuquerque, Rio Rancho / Sandoval County

SERVPRO of South Albuquerque and Rio Rancho / Sandoval County 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.

SERVPRO of Rio Rancho and Sandoval Office Cleaning

8/1/2016 (Permalink)

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best

SERVPRO of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism
  • SERVPRO of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County (505) 891-2345….here to help!

    Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

    8/1/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • 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
  • When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County responds quickly to your business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big!

    Have Questions? Call Us Today (505) 891-2345

    Business Water Clean Up

    7/5/2016 (Permalink)

    When disaster strikes your business, SERVPRO® will be here to make it "Like it never even happened."

    SERVPRO of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County is here 24/7 if you need our help.  Call us (505) 891-2345

    Commercial Carpet Cleaning

    7/5/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County (505) 891-2345...Here to help!

    The following was copied directly from: http://www.iicrc.org/consumers/care/commercial-carpet-cleaning/

    “Commercial carpet receives many times the traffic of typical residential carpet. That's why it's important to select (fiber, construction, pile design, color) and install commercial carpet that fits a building user's needs. However, once that carpet is properly selected and installed, its durability and lasting beauty is highly dependent on the ongoing maintenance and cleaning programs.

    The first critical component in programmed maintenance and cleaning is routine vacuuming coupled with rapid response to spots and spills. Carpet serves as a "sink" or collection point for everything that is tracked in or settles out of the air. Qualities such as sound absorption, slip resistance and soil-trapping ability makes it the most desirable floor covering in many buildings. Ultimately, however, even the best maintained carpet must be thoroughly cleaned to empty the "sink."

    This is where IICRC-certifed technicians come in. They have the equipment, training and experience not only to empty the "sink," but also to restore the color and beauty of commercial carpet, while improving overall indoor environmental quality in the building.”

    Commercial Carpet Tips from IICRC

    7/5/2016 (Permalink)

    The following was copied directly from: http://www.iicrc.org/consumers/care/commercial-carpet-cleaning/

    “What steps should I take to maintain carpet in a high-traffic area on a daily basis, and to deal with spills and stains?

    ·         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.”

     SERVPRO of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County (505) 891-2345...Here to help!

    Your Experts in Commercial Water Damage in Rio Rancho and Sandoval County

    7/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Handle Your Rio Rancho and Sandoval County Commercial Water Damage with SERVPRO

    If you have recently become a victim of commercial water damage in Rio Rancho and Sandoval County, you may be wondering what you can do to mitigate your damages. There is a critical period in which certain actions must be taken to preserve as much of your property as possible and to decrease any health risks when water damage has occurred in a commercial space.

    Preparing a Space for Water Damage Restoration
    Before you enter your commercial space or any flooded building, you will need to make sure the electrical power to the structure is shut off. You should also be aware that during a flooding event, small animals or reptiles tend to seek shelter inside of buildings. Be prepared to deal with the discovery of wild animals in your space.

    Protect yourself from entering any flooded building by wearing an organic vapor respirator. You can purchase these at any local paint and building supply stores. You also want to have rubber gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. The first thing you should do is ventilate the affected areas by opening the windows and placing fans where possible.

    Unfortunately, there likely will be items that you need to throw away. Any items that are porous and have absorbed contaminated floodwater cannot be restored. If your commercial space has drywall, mattresses, pillows, box springs, particle board, carpets or carpet pads, these will need to be discarded if they have become saturated. However, there is good news: If you have clothing or household fabrics that can be machine-washed, you may be able to salvage them. Use your washing machine to clean these items with a 10-minute soak at the minimum in hot water with detergent. The soap and normal wash should remove most of the contamination and any staining that is present.

    Be aware that your commercial space will need a thorough professional inspection, cleaning and possibly restructuring. Water damaged walls and installations must be removed and repaired, and pockets of saturation should be exposed for drying and sanitizing. Always remember that mold growth could take a few days to appear as it thrives in a moist environment with organic-type materials such as paper or particle board and in temperatures that range between 60 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep good airflow throughout the interior environment, and maintain moderate temperatures to decrease the risk of any mold growth. It is also important that you let your space dry out before any rebuilding occurs.

    Services You Can Count On in Rio Rancho and Sandoval County. You can depend on SERVPRO to provide reasonable prices for Rio Rancho and Sandoval County commercial water damage and other services in the area. Our restoration services include cleanup after water damage, fire damage, and storm damage. We also assist with mold remediation, and we're qualified to provide cleaning and building services. Our trained and certified IICRC technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to begin your restoration. Whether you require cleanup after commercial water damage or simply need a carpet cleaning, call us at (505) 891-2345.

    Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

    SERVPRO of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County has the experience, training, and equipment to deal with a big box water emergency in Rio Rancho and Sandoval County. For immediate 24/7 service call us. (505) 891-2345