Recent Commercial Posts

Flooded Commercial Building

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

A water loss in a commercial space can be disastrous.  It is best to know beforehand how to manage the cleanup in order to act quickly in the event of a flood or burst pipe. Here are 5 steps our team will take to handle a flooded commercial building:

  1. Turn off Electricity – before touching or handling the water, make sure to shut off power to the flooded area. If you cannot safely navigate to the breaker box, call an electrician to turn the electricity off at the meter.
  2. Stop the flow of Water - shut off the water line in the event of a burst pipe or block the flow of rainwater using flood bags or other tools. It may be necessary to call a plumber to fix any internal damages to pipes.
  3. Extract Standing Water – a wet/dry vacuum is the optimal tool to use for removing any standing water. 
  4. Remove Water-Damaged material – waterlogged materials need to be removed as soon as possible to prevent mold growth and further damage. Items may be kept if they can be completely dried within 48 hours.
  5. Disinfect and Dry – it is important to sanitize and dry all surfaces as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

If your property has experienced water damage, storm restoration professionals like us can help.  From water extraction to tear out and drying, we have a team of professionals ready for the job. 

Sprinkler System Accident Causes Water Loss

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Most commercial buildings require sprinkler systems. They are a great safety measure for when a fire occurs, however, if one were to go off accidentally or from construction, they could cause major water damage to your business. This particular Oxford location was having renovations done and while removing a ceiling the sprinkler was activated and began filling the second floor with water. They quickly called SERVPRO and we arrived to assess the damage within minutes. Our crew loaded up extracting and drying equipment and was on the scene soon after. They worked well into the evening extracting water and placing dehumidifiers and air movement to begin the drying process. Because they called us quickly we were able to remove the water quickly and prevent further damage to the walls andfirst floor.If you have a water loss at your commercial business, call SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale. We are “here to help.”

Indoor Air Quality Test For Your Business

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

Room affected by mold in a local funeral home A visitation room at a local funeral home that was affected by water damage and mold.

When owning a business, there are many factors to consider when assessing the safety of your employees and customers.  According to OSHA employers are required to “Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act.”  This can pertain to many things, but did you ever think about the air quality in your business environment.  If your business has had water damage, or suffered from high humidity, you could have mold spores in the air that you, your employees, and customers are breathing.  That’s where we can help.  SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale can come inspect your business for mold and perform an “indoor air quality test.”  This test can collect any mold spores into a cartridge and then we send this off to a lab to have it tested.  If you have elevated spores, our team can then assess this report and create a plan to remediate the mold spores creating a clean environment for your business.  If you think you might have a mold problem in your business call SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville/ Clarksdale and we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Don't Let Water Damage Ruin Your Big Day

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

There’s a lot of strategic planning that goes into planning a big event such as a wedding, or birthday party.  One thing many don’t plan for is water damage occurring before the big day.  Whether it is a water heater leak or storm damage it could affect the property you have chosen for your event. 

SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale has specialty drying equipment such as, desiccant dehumidifiers and air max air movers, and trained technicians to get your event space back in working order in a timely manner.  We have 24 hour 7 days a week service, so day or night, we are ready for any size disaster.  Let SERVPRO make it like the water damage never even happened so you can enjoy your big day!

Workplace Emergency Drills

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Unexpected events such as fires, storms, or floods can cause panic and chaos within a workplace.  Conducting drills will help employees learn what to do when a disaster strikes.  Having a plan and practicing that plan will ensure that your business is ready for any emergency. Here are 3 tips to help make sure your emergency drills are as effective as possible.

  1. Conduct Emergency Drills Regularly

The number of drills your company needs to conduct can vary based on the following factors:

  • Employee turnover rates
  • Employee schedules
  • Workplace risk factors
  • State laws
  • Local municipality laws or codes
  • Industry-Specific guidelines
  1. Keep the Drill Unpredictable

Planned drills, while still helpful, are not nearly as effective as an unscheduled drill.  Regular unannounced drills will keep employees on their toes.  With this approach, workers are more likely to find the best and safest building exits during a real-life disaster.

  1. Evaluate Each Drill

It is important to conduct regular drills, but it is also important to have post-drill evaluations.  Make sure to look at what worked and where the problem areas are.  Make sure to ask employees for their feedback.

Post Construction Cleanup

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Whether you’re taking on a lengthy renovation project or building a whole new commercial structure, it can leave a huge job to clean up.  The cleanup process can last several weeks, but we can help get your business back up and running in no time!  SERVPRO offers a huge range of cleaning services which includes post construction cleanup.  Our highly trained team knows how to clean every bit of your newly built/ renovated space, whether it be a kitchen, large office building, or warehouse space. As a part of a national franchise system with over 40 years in the cleaning industry, SERVPRO of Oxford/ Batesville/Clarksdale will deliver on our promise of exceptional results. 

Call us today at 662-281-1881 for more information!

Commercial Fire Loss-We Can Help

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water leftover after the fire department extinguished the fire.

When a commercial fire happens, it can be catastrophic for your business.  With some fires there is clear cause, and, in some instances, it remains a mystery.  Whatever the reason, SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale is ready for any size disaster. 

We recently were able to help a local tire factory cleanup after a fire wreaked havoc on their warehouse.  The fire began around 2 pm and as you can imagine, it grew quickly.  The fire affected 31,494 square feet.  The fire department acted quickly and was able to extinguish the flames but, that left gallons upon gallons of water in the warehouse.  SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale was able to arrive quickly and begin extracting water.  We worked tirelessly throughout the night and extracted roughly 12,000 gallons of water.  Because this was a warehouse, the smoke and soot did not do extensive damage, so they were able to resume work immediately. 

If your business experiences a fire, call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale.  We are always here to help.

Commercial Mold Remediation

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

Most commercial buildings have sprinkler systems, and we all know sometimes they can go off even if there is not a fire.  That was the case in this instance.  The building was purchased and plans for renovations were being made so, it stayed unoccupied for a while.  During that time, the sprinkler system went off unbeknownst to the owners of the building.  So, when they went over to check on everything, there was standing water and mold had began to grow, EVERYWHERE!  They called SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale and we were on the scene within an hour.  We then came up with our plan of action and began the process of mold remediation.  We removed all affected materials and cleaned all non-porous materials with an anti-microbial.  Dealing with mold can be very dangerous and requires precautions, so it is important to call professionals.  

If your commercial property shows signs of mold, call SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale.

Commercial Basement Flood Extraction and Mediation

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Before and after

Many commercial residents have basements. They are sometimes used for storage and sometimes used for entertaining. Recently, we were called out to a restaurant here in Oxford to clean up a basement that was used as a bar. In this instance, a leaky pipe burst and caused around 6 inches of flood water. Our first step was having the water extracted, then our team went to work. We cut removed affected sheetrock and insulation and sprayed our antimicrobial to start the process. In the meantime, the basement began to flood again, so we had the water extracted and set drying equipment. Finally, we were able to remove all equipment, so they could begin the restoration process.

Reasons to call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale for your commercial water damage

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry with over 1.700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (662)-281-1881

The Importance of Cleaning your Commercial HVAC System

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial properties often have more needs for routine cleaning. One need could be cleaning of the HVAC system. Commercial properties have larger more complex ducts and vents. Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. We were recently called out to a local shooting range to clean the HVAC and change air filters. You can imagine gun powder getting in the air it causes poor air quality.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals routinely inspect HVAC systems. Checking and maintaining them can extend the life of the equipment saving you money and giving you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale can make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC cleaning contact SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale. We are here to help!

SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale Is Here To Help Your Business

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

New businesses are opening weekly, if not daily in Oxford, MS. This offers residents new places to find items they need, or maybe didn’t even know they needed. If you are one of these new business owners, you know it takes a lot of hard work to get to opening day. Not only do you want to make your dream a reality, but you also want it to be a place where people keep coming back. Whether its outside or inside of your business here are some ways SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale can help you with your new business:

  • Capet Cleaning
  • Post Construction Clean
  • General or Deep Cleaning
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Pressure Washing
  • Vandalism Cleanup

While some of these services are a one-time service, some can be set up on a scheduled basis. Quarterly carpet cleans are very common as well as Air Duct cleanings every few years. Call SERVPRO of Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale at 662-281-1881 and find out all the ways we can work for you!

Emergencies Happen, SERVPRO Is Here To Help

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Broken sprinkler line that led to water damage at the property.

Unexpected emergencies happen, no matter how prepared you are.  Recently we were called out to a commercial account who had contractors doing some work and they had accidentally stepped on and broken a sprinkler supply line.  As you can imagine this meant water everywhere and left the construction company needing assistance.  Thankfully they called SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale.  Getting to an emergency job is a top priority for SERVPRO of OBC so we utilize our 1-4-8 Response Guidelines.  

This means we strive to:

  • Within 1 hour of notice of loss be in contact with you developing a plan to begin service
  • Actively on-site within 4 hours to begin work
  • Within the first 8 hours of work provide an update of scope of work

Because of this guideline this construction company didn’t have to worry about making sure their mistake was properly taken care of.  Not only did our team arrive immediately to get first eyes on the job, we stayed until late in the night to make sure any water extraction was completed, immediate cleanup was taken care of, and the drying process had been started.

If you find yourself with water damage to your commercial property that you need immediate assistance on call 662-281-1881.  SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale is ready and willing to help.

How Safe Is Your Restaurant's Kitchen

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Kitchen vent hood in local Oxford, MS restaurant.

Owning a restaurant can be a fun fast paced job that comes with many responsibilities.  Obviously, you want a good kitchen and wait staff along with food that brings in customers.  You also want to focus on the environment not only the atmosphere but making sure you are up to codes.  One area that may consistently get dirty and require a routine maintenance is the kitchen, in particular the vent hood.  You’ve spent all this time, money and energy, make sure you don’t overlook the importance of cleaning the kitchen exhausts, it can not only help prevent fires but also make your kitchen safer for yourself and employees.   Here are five reasons on what this is so important:

  1. Fire Code Compliance
  2. Fire Safetey
  3. Odor Removal
  4. Improved Air Quality
  5. Energy Savings

If you haven’t set up a regular cleaning schedule in your kitchen or maybe you need a quote on this service, SERVPPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale is here to help.  Call 662-281-1881 today to set up your kitchen cleaning inspection.

Are The Carpets In Your Hotel Clean?

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Stained carpet from where rain water entered into the hotel room from the french doors.

Does your hotel look as good in person as it does on your website?  Although the lobby and downstairs is the first thing guests see, they want to be just as pleased with the conditions of their room.  One of the things that shows the first signs of wear, is the carpet.

Your hotel most likely has a housekeeping team that’s primary job is to keep the hotel looking as good as new.  Normal day to day maintenance is easy for them to handle, but what about those tough stains or areas such as in front of the elevator that are high traffic?

In cases where you have these hard to clean carpets, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale.  Not only is our staff trained on cleaning all types of carpets, we also have the solutions and products to help clean those hard to clean areas.  Call us today at 662-281-1881 to have your carpets inspected so you can proudly welcome guests into your hotel. 

Heavy Rainfall Can Flood Your Oxford, MS Business

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Office in Oxford, MS that received flood damage.

Residents in Oxford, MS don’t usually worry about flooding, but that changed the first week of June 2018. Oxford received five inches of rain in an hour span and left many businesses wondering what to do about the water that made its way inside. Floods rank as one of the most common widespread natural disasters in the United States.  Here’s what you can do to minimize flood damage at your business until professional help arrives:

  • Document the damage
  • Contact Insurance if you think you have flood coverage
  • Move anything you can off the wet flooring
  • Check for any electrical hazards

Flood damage to your business should be promptly mitigated, lingering moisture from floodwater may cause secondary issues. SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale can properly remediate to reduce these issues. Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to the structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often overwhelming. SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale is prepared to handle and size disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale at 662-281-1881 if you are a flood damage victim.

How Clean Is The Air Inside Your Office

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Before and after a duct line cleaning.

For most full-time employees, their job is like a second home, you spend at least 40 hours a week there and in many cases your co-workers are involved in the day – to – day activities of your life. Since you are spending so much time in your office shouldn’t you maintain it the way you would your home? You pick up after yourself and maintain a fairly organized desk, but have you thought how clean the air you are breathing is? Here are so tips to ensure your air ducts are clean and your office has good air quality:

 • Make sure you are using the correct air filter for your heating and cooling system

• Change filters regularly

• During renovations or construction seal off registers and don’t operate the system until after cleaning up the dust.

If you have completed this check list and still seem to have issues with your heating and cooling system give SERVPRO of Oxford / Batesville / Clarksdale a call at 662-281-1881. Routine HVAC and air duct cleanings are one of our key services and could possibly be what you need to improve the quality of air at your office.

What Do Your Business’ Carpets Say About You?

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning at an Oxford hotel

We’ve all walked into businesses that seem to have it all together.  The paint looks fresh, the décor is perfectly placed, it even smells good.  They seem to really have it all together and then you look down.  Their carpet or accent rug shows all the signs of wear and tear.  There are spots from who knows what that have stained the fibers.   Now, this business that has done a lot of things right, you can only look at what’s wrong.  Let SERVPRO help you put your business’ best foot forward with our carpet cleaning services.  We have professional technicians trained in all carpet/rug types to ensure we can get them looking as good as new. 

What SERVPRO Can Do For You

  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care- We use the latest training and best equipment to remove entrapped soils deep within your carpet’s pile and backing
  • Stain Removal and Stain Resistance Applications-We use IICRC standards for our carpet guides and our team will go over with you the best options for the level of soiling as well as the benefits of soil protection.

If your business’ carpets aren’t looking as good as they once did, give us a call today 662-281-1881.  We would be glad to come and look at them as well as go over a plan to get them looking like new. 

Commercial Cleaning Services For Your Oxford Business

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

When your Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale business needs cleaning timing is important.  You want it done right and done fast.  When you hire SERVPRO for cleaning you get restoration services created with you in mind.   

What SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale Can Do For You And Your Business?

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot Cleanup Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Application
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Upholstery and Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods

No matter what situation your business may face, our team is committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce interruptions to your business and reduce recovery costs. 

Is Your Oxford, MS Business Ready For Whatever Happens?

7/28/2017 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO ERP Commercial Walkthrough

Did you know that 50% of businesses may never reopen after experiencing flood or fire damage?  A large majority of the ones that do re-open had a plan in place before the emergency happened.  Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at giving you that reassurance that you have an action plan in place for your company.  An Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) gives you just that, a cohesive and efficient plan.

Having a plan in place not only gives you a peace of mind and a game plan for emergency situations it also gives that same peace to employees.  Employees now have a deeper trust in their business and have less to worry about. 

Advantages of having an ERP:

  • A free outline of your business
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • A plan to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, "Are you Ready for whatever happens?"

Call us today at 662-281-1881 to set up a free appointment and get started.

Here To Help With Your Oxford Business Renovations

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Wildrose Kennels' puppies playing with our SERVPRO green ducks.

We spend a lot of our time at SERVPRO of Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale assisting customers in times of emergency.  Whether it’s for a water loss or maybe a fire, it’s usually something unexpected.  However, not only are we trained to help in times of unpredicted incidents but we’re also there to help with planned construction and renovations.  

This month we had the pleasure of helping a local business prepare their facility for renovations.  Wildrose Kennels is a premier breeding and training facility in Oxford, MS.  Wildrose specializes in Labradors of British and Irish influence.  They pride themselves in their ability to produce a Gentleman’s Gundog.   Wildrose describes their training by using what they call The Wildrose Way. It is such a sought after training that people come from all over the country to acquire one of their dogs. 

The project we worked with them, concentrated on prepping their puppy house for upcoming renovations.  We helped them prepare for the building contractor they had scheduled by taking the puppy house down to its bare structure.  This allowed them to be ahead of the game when construction started the following week.  

Initially we planned to be there for 5 days but were able to complete the job in 3.  The staff there was more than helpful during our time there, even allowing us to spend some quality time with the new puppies.  They were also pleased that we were able to complete our portion of their renovation process early so they could get a jump start on upgrade.

If you need help in preparing for a renovation or upgrading a residential or commercial building please call SERVPRO of Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale at 662-281-1881.

SERVPRO of Oxford, Batesville Clarksdale For All Your Commercial Cleaning Needs

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

From carpets to catastrophes, when you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO of Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale.  Not only is our team qualified for whatever job you may need but when you hire SERVPRO you get around-the-clock restoration services.  If you find yourself in a situation where you can’t figure out how to get the job done, our trained professionals are here to help.  When you experience a fire, water or mold damage in your facility you need fast response and expertise to get the job done right, and to ensure you are back into operation as quickly as possible. 

What SERVPRO of Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale Professionals Can Do For You: 

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
  • Upholstery and Drapes Cleaning

No matter your needs, expect the most reliable information as well as the best service.  We are committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs.  No damage is too big or too small. 

Call us today 662-281-1881

Restoring Your Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale 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 SERVPRO Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale

SERVPRO of Oxford, Batesville, Clarksdale 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.