Is your business prepared in the event of an emergency or a disaster? As many as 40% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster. Here are a few helpful tips to prepare your business for the unexpected.
Technology is a vital tool for most businesses. Many of us use technology on a day-to-day basis already. Did you know that this same technology can help prepare your business in the event of a disaster?
Store Information Online:
There are many places to store important information securely online. Services like Google Drive and Dropbox offer free ways to store different types of files all at the touch of one button. Ready.gov suggests saving an electronic version of insurance policies, identification documents, medical records, etc.
Mark Yourself Safe:
The American Red Cross offers a Safe & Well check-in site to list yourself safe or find family and friends in situations where communication is difficult to establish. Facebook also has a check in feature that is activated after natural disasters or a crisis.
Get an Emergency Ready Profile:
SERVPRO of Mason City is proud to offer free Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) to help prepare you, your property, and your business for an emergency. By setting up and appointment with SERVPRO, our team helps set up your ERP to minimize business interruption by developing this immediate plan of action.
Contact us at (641) 424-3382 for more information about your FREE ERP!
We here at SERVPRO of Mason City hope everyone has a joyful and wonderful Holiday. We know not all families live in the same City, Town, State or even Country. We want to remind people if you traveled over the Holidays and came home to an unfortunate event that happened while you were gone, that we are here for you 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Some of us here at SERVPRO of Mason City have had some misfortune of coming home to some of these events as well. We know how tough it is to deal with these kinds of events and we want to help in any way we can.
- All our Techs are very passionate of helping out in any way we can. That is a quality we look for when we bring an employee on board with us. We here at SERVPRO of Mason City like to think of us as family and you will be treated as though you are family too.
Restoring your Commercial Property
Restoring Your Commercial Property
We're here to help
Flooding and water damage events in Mason City commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are 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 arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Mason City
SERVPRO of Mason City 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.
When Storms or Floods hit Mason City, SERVPRO is ready!
SERVPRO of Mason City specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources. Which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Mason City we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams http://www.SERVPROmasoncity.com/storm-flooding-restoration that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 641-424-3382
Fire and Water Damage
SERVPRO Technicians Have Experience and Training to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage
There is nothing that can make you overwhelmed quite as much as witnessing the effects of a recent fire in your residence. While you might not exactly know how to rectify the damages that you see, you are fortunately not alone to have to figure it out on your own. One of the main concerns with more considerable fires is the water damage that is often present after the fire occurs.
While you might be able to identify many of the content in the home following the blaze, there are still multiple issues that require a trained eye and specialized equipment to locate and assess. For as critical as water damage restoration is to specific house fires, having trained technicians like our SERVPRO team can help you to understand the full scope of the damage that the home faces and the best approach to restoring it.
When it comes to contending with the water damage that you could experience in your home after firefighting efforts have completed, our SERVPRO technicians must scope out the farthest reaches of this damage with the use of thermal imagery from an infrared device. Once this persistent water gets found, drying and dehumidification efforts can begin. This process typically involves the use of air movers and dehumidifiers.
One of the primary reasons that addressing this type of damage first before anything else is the hindering nature of this kind of issue to the rest of the fire restoration process. Apart from this, the warmer temperatures annually throughout this region of the country, combined with the dampness and moisture of the incident, could allow for compounding damages like mold growth to occur on top of the long list of fire damage restoration tasks to complete.
While you might not always think about water damages after a fire to your home, this is one of the first things that our experienced team of specialists looks to resolve when we get dispatched to your restoration project. Our SERVPRO of Mason City technicians are available 24/7 to help you through any disaster your home might experience at (641)424-3382
Mason City, IA 24/7 Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of Mason City, Austin & Albert Lea is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 641-424-3382
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Mason City has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Mason City
SERVPRO of Mason City specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC,) molds are a very common type of fungus that thrives in moist environments. Water leaks around roofs, windows or pipes, air conditioning units that have sat unused over the winter, or in areas where there has been flooding. The CDC reports that mold spores are found indoors and outdoors and can enter through home airways and can also travel on clothing, shoes, and pets. Once they find the optimum environment to grow, they grow quickly. Suitable mold nutrients include many building materials such as wet paper products and cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood and wood products. Molds have even been known to grow in dust, some paints, wallpaper, drywall, carpet, and fabric. SERVPRO® of Mason City wants commercial business and homeowners of Clear Lake an Mason City to know that we are mold remediation specialists. Although mold can never be completely eradicated, it can be arrested and controlled.
Advanced Technology and Techniques
After we inspect and access the mold damage, we will use advanced mold remediation techniques and equipment to remediate the damage by:
- Mold containment
- Air filtration
- Removal of mold-infested materials
- Content cleaning
If you have a mold concern, SERVPRO® of Mason City is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 641-424-3382. We’ll clean and restore your mold damage in Blue Earth “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO® of Mason City is Independently Owned and Operated.
The cold months are right around the corner!
This busted pipe can cause a lot of damage in the winter months
With the cold months right around the corner here are a few tips to avoid a disaster
- Keep your house warm and allow the warm air to circulate as much as possible. Seal drafts and keep interior doors open. If you are going to be gone for an extended period, don’t turn off the heat. Keep it set to at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Open cabinet doors under kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow heat to reach the pipes. Be sure to move cleaners and other chemicals out of reach of children and pets.
- Open indoor faucets, hot and cold, to allow a trickle of water. Flowing water is less likely to freeze. Do this to at least one faucet on every floor if you can. Another tip would be to have someone check your property throughout the period your gone too.
The Product We Use
It is important to keep things cleaned
You may or may not have heard of the company Benefect. They are known for creating some of the best cleaning and disinfecting products on the market. One of the best parts of this company is they wanted to create safe, environmentally friendly products. Most antimicrobials or disinfectants on the market can still be used safely, but nothing like the products made by Benefect.
SERVPRO of Mason City uses the products made by Benefect for their all-natural benefits. The products they make are produced using nature’s way of cleaning and killing germs. They are a world leader of botanical antimicrobials. Here at SERVPRO of Mason City we specifically use Benefect Decon 30, a Botanical Disinfectant, for its cleaning and disinfecting properties, and it is made from only plant extracts. All these products have been tested and EPA approved.
How often do you buy a cleaner and see it riddled with warning labels and first aid statements? When someone comes into your home or business to clean, do you REALLY know what is in that bottle they keep spraying everywhere? Therefore we choose Benefect Decon 30 for our cleaning and disinfecting needs. SERVPRO of Mason City uses Benefect Decon 30 to clean your home or business so you don’t have to worry about harsh products.
Want to learn more about Benefect and their product? Visit http://www.benefect.com
Need your home or businesses cleaned thoroughly and safely? Call SERVPRO of Mason City today at 641-424-3382 and let us help you!
Hazardous Flooding and Sewage back up
Sewage back up can be hazardous.
Sewage water should always be assumed to be contaminated and hazardous (until one of our professionals determines otherwise). Sewage water is typically referred to as category 3 black water. This classification is due to the dangerous contaminants in it. It is important to note that sewage water can appear clean. This is an instance of top water. If sewage runoff looks clean, it is usually because the waste and contaminants have sunk to the bottom. This water is still categorized as black water; not for the color, but for the risk it carries with it. In most cases of any standing water in your home, it's crucial to understand that just because you can't particularly see the contaminants or just because the water looks clear...doesn't mean that it is safe to try to mitigate yourself.
Our SERVPRO of Mason City crews are specifically trained to deal with hazardous water and how to clean any harmful remnants once the water is drained. Without that training, your knowledge is your most powerful tool to keep you from putting yourself at risk upon spotting standing water in your residential or commercial property.
If you experience sewage backup or sewage related flooding, let us be your first call. We make it, "Like it never even happened."