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Your Hidden Business Partner | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage with SERVPRO of South Atlanta logo SERVPRO of South Atlanta is your local commercial restoration expert. Contact us today if you experience any damage or require restoration services.

As a manager or owner of an Atlanta business, you are well aware of the difficulties inherent in ensuring operations run smoothly. It’s understandable that you’ll need every possible hand on deck to keep things afloat. Businesses like yours are often forced to permanently shut their doors as a result of downtime or losses caused by a property damage event.

When your company needs cleanup and restoration services, it already has a loyal business partner in Atlanta on deck and ready to be of service. SERVPRO of South Atlanta has the training, equipment and expertise to handle a wide variety of commercial cleaning and restoration requirements. It’s as if you had a committed companion looking after an entire aspect of your operations.

Here’s what we mean:

  • Large Loss Recovery - Fires, storms and flooding are among the most frequent causes of financial loss for businesses throughout the country, and they have the potential to cause considerably more damage if swift action is not taken. When you call SERVPRO of South Atlanta, you are interacting with a team of trained professionals who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to deliver proven emergency services and aid you in recovering your footing quickly after a disaster.
  • Emergency Ready Plan - If your company is prepared, restoration can begin before a tragedy occurs. We can assist you in determining the most effective response by designing an Emergency Ready Plan that will be implemented immediately when you need it. You might need an emergency chain of command, alternative meeting or workplaces, or a number of other needs during a crisis, and we’ll set you up with a simple button press that begins all of these preparations.
  • Cleaning of All Kinds - We have a cleaning solution for any case, from trauma scene cleanup and safe biohazard removal to general needs like carpet and upholstery cleaning and restoration. We’ve been in this industry a long time and have seen and cleaned just about anything.
  • Restoration Services - Flash floods from a bad storm can sweep through. Interns may unintentionally start a fire. Water damage may occur as a result of a broken water main. All of these situations need cleaning and restoration, which is our specialty. You can count on us to restore the spark to your business after a property damage incident.
  • Industry Specialization - We are able to assist any company since we have spent decades gaining an understanding of each industry’s unique needs. We are equipped to handle any cleaning or restoration needs your company may have, no matter how unusual or particular they are.

*Whatever your recovery needs may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO of South Atlanta to get the job done. Contact us at (404) 505-1760 today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or visit www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com to find out how we can serve your business.

Why Every Business Should Have an Emergency Action Plan | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

office staff evacuating office while covering their faces SERVPRO of South Atlanta can help your business recover after smoke and/or fire damage. Call us 24/7 because we are faster to any size disaster.

When you think about keeping your workplace safe, you likely consider things like security alarms and doing regular maintenance—but have you stopped to consider how important an emergency action plan can be? Not only is a plan like this required by OSHA in many instances, but it is also something that can keep you and your staff much safer.

In the event of an incident such as a workplace fire, flood or other emergency scenario, being able to quickly and effectively get to safety is a must. Below, we will be taking a look at several of the reasons why an emergency action plan is important for any business owner.

Why You Should Have an Emergency Action Plan at Your Business

Panic can Cloud People’s Judgment | If an emergency situation such as a fire occurs, it can be a panic-inducing event. Many people have never experienced something like this before, and its frightening nature can cloud people’s judgment in the moment. However, if everyone has been trained on the evacuation plans and procedures, they are more likely to remember exactly what to do in this type of scenario so they can get to safety.

The Authorities can be Alerted More Quickly | Part of your emergency action plan should include having a designated person call 911 if it is appropriate to do so. That way, there is no confusion regarding who should be getting in touch with authorities and they are contacted as soon as possible in order to quickly address the issue. In an instance such as a fire in your commercial space, this quick response can make all the difference in regard to how much damage is sustained.

Everyone can Evacuate More Safely | Oftentimes, quick evacuations lead to panicked crowds trying to crowd exits or trample one another trying to get to safety. If everyone is trained on the evacuation procedure, they will know where all the exits are (to avoid crowding in one or two spots) and will know exactly where to go in the event of an emergency to avoid any confusion or chaos during an otherwise frightening event. 

*If you have an emergency scenario at your business that results in damages, SERVPRO of South Atlanta can help. We are your go-to team for any commercial restoration needs—contact us today at (404) 505-1760 or visit www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com to learn more.

Is Your Business Prepared to Bounce Back After Disaster? | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee standing in office next to a person reviewing plans If the day comes where your business is hit with disaster or emergency, you can rest assured SERVPRO of South Atlanta will be there to help.

When you run a company, you may end up working more hours than you anticipated. With all that you’re responsible for, it becomes more than a full-time job...You manage a workforce, pay employees, keep up with a constantly changing environment, compete in the market, innovate, establish a strong internet presence and so much more. It’s like attempting to walk a tightrope all day, every day.

Businesses are busy places, and it is no surprise that some important tasks like disaster preparedness might slip the mind. But a single setback can quite likely permanently change a company’s course.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of small businesses never reopen following a natural disaster, and another 25% of those that do open close within a year.

Given the recent shutdowns as well as concerns about the future, companies need to have a well thought out crisis response strategy in place now more than ever. And yet 75% of small businesses don’t have a natural disaster response strategy in place, and this has to change.

SERVPRO of South Atlanta is available to help Atlanta and Fulton County companies build an Emergency Ready Plan. We can design an emergency plan that is suited to your unique environment by conducting a comprehensive examination of your individual needs and concerns.

We’ll cover everything from workplace fires to data recovery and backup so you can just hit “go” and the plan will go into effect immediately, minimizing downtime and long-term cost. We can produce a comprehensive strategy to help you and your teams operate together, including everything from the chain of command to alternative suppliers, workspaces and everything in between.

Take caution not to hinder your company’s progress by failing to plan for disasters. Contact your local SERVPRO professionals if you need assistance developing an Emergency Ready Plan.

*When your business is ready to prioritize planning and safety to prevent extended downtime, contact SERVPRO of South Atlanta at (404) 505-1760 or visit www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com to get the Emergency Ready Plan underway from the folks who know all there is to know about disaster and recovery.

What to Do if You Experience Frozen Pipes at Your Business | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

Pipe condensating because they are frozen During the winter season keep an eye out for freezing weather and be sure that your pipes are ready for cold weather.

Frozen pipes are something no business owner wants to experience, but unfortunately, any time the temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it is a possibility. While this is something that many Atlanta business owners consider to only be a threat to those up north, the reality is that pipes in the southern climates tend to be more likely to freeze, given that insulation for extremely cold weather does not come standard in the area.

If you suspect that your business has frozen pipes, knowing what to do next is a must. Frozen pipes themselves do not cause damage, but if they burst, the resulting water damage can be rather costly.

Below, we have outlined some tips for business owners so they know exactly what to do if their pipes freeze.

What to Do if the Pipes in Your Commercial Building Freeze

| Turn Off the Water Main | Before doing anything else, turning off the main water valve is a must if you suspect you have frozen pipes. That way, water is not allowed to keep flowing toward the iced blockage, which is what can eventually lead to a full-on burst pipe.

| Determine Where the Freeze Is | There are several ways you can hone in on the location of a frozen pipe. Figuring out which taps are and are not letting water through, sniffing for any strange odors from drains and looking for pipes that are cold to the touch or covered in frost will help you figure out exactly where the ice is located.

| Start the Thawing Process | Turning the heat up, using a heating pad and employing a hair dryer are all helpful tactics for thawing out a freeze in a pipe. If you do not feel confident doing this, call in a professional right away.

| Check Your Insurance Coverage | Every commercial policy is different, so be sure to check your insurance coverage so you know exactly what a burst pipe means. Hopefully, it will not be necessary knowledge to use, but it is always best to be certain just in case.

*If your business has experienced water damage, SERVPRO of South Atlanta are the restoration professionals to call. Contact us today at (404) 505-1760 or visit www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com to learn more about our water restoration services.

Desarrollo de un plan de recuperación ante desastres para su empresa | SERVPRO del Sur de Atlanta

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Si bien pensar en el daño que potencialmente podría sufrir su negocio no es un ejercicio de pensamiento divertido, como propietario de un negocio, es absolutamente algo que debe considerar. Los desastres pueden sucederle a cualquier negocio en cualquier momento, y ya sea que se trate de un incendio, un desastre natural, una fuga de agua o algún otro tipo de incidente, es fundamental saber qué pasos tomar a continuación.

Recuperarse rápidamente es lo principal que una empresa debe priorizar si se ve afectada por un desastre para evitar una interrupción en los ingresos y las operaciones. Desarrollar un plan de recuperación ante desastres es una buena elección para los dueños de negocios, ya que pueden estar seguros de saber exactamente qué hacer si ocurre una emergencia.

Cómo desarrollar un plan de recuperación ante desastres para su empresa

| Establecer un protocolo de acción de emergencia | Asegurarse de que usted y sus empleados estén seguros es lo más importante que cubre un plan de recuperación ante desastres. Asegúrese de tener un plan de acción para emergencias, que incluya cómo evacuar, qué hacer si las autoridades le indican que se quede quieto y qué empleados son responsables en los aspectos de las operaciones de emergencia.

| Verifique la cobertura de su seguro | Si bien el seguro comercial puede ser extremadamente útil para los dueños de negocios, es importante que comprenda qué está cubierto y qué no. Algunas cosas, como las inundaciones, la interrupción del negocio y la pérdida de ingresos, pueden necesitar sus propias políticas específicas para activarse si hay una emergencia o una situación de desastre a mano. Vuelva a verificar para estar seguro de que tiene la cobertura adecuada para lo que necesite.

| Encuentre un socio de restauración comercial | Una de las mejores formas de asegurarse de que puede volver a trabajar lo antes posible es corregir y restaurar rápidamente cualquier daño. Asegúrese de buscar un socio comercial de restauración en su área al que pueda llamar si descubre daños para que puedan tomar medidas rápidamente y ayudarlo durante todo el proceso. Busque una empresa que pueda manejar una variedad de tipos de daños para que pueda estar seguro de que puede llamarlos por cualquier problema que pueda surgir.


* Si tiene daños a la propiedad comercial, SERVPRO del Sur de Atlanta está aquí para ser su opción de restauración de referencia. Nuestros técnicos de restauración están capacitados por IICRC y están equipados con tecnología de secado líder en la industria. Contáctenos hoy al (404) 505-1760 o visite www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com para obtener más información sobre nuestros servicios de restauración comercial y cómo podemos ayudar.

Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

team of employees meeting around conference table When disaster strikes your business call SERVPRO of South Atlanta at 404-505-1760. We're here to help 24/7!

While thinking of the harm that could potentially come to your business is not a fun thought exercise, as a business owner, it is absolutely something you should consider. Disasters can happen to any business at any time, and whether you are dealing with a fire, a natural disaster, a water leak or some other type of incident, knowing what steps to take next are key.

Recovering quickly is the top thing a business should prioritize if it is impacted by a disaster to avoid an interruption in income and operations. Developing a disaster recovery plan is a wise choice for business owners, as they can be sure they know exactly what to do if an emergency strikes.

How to Develop a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

| Set Up an Emergency Action Protocol | Making sure that you and your employees are safe is the most important thing that a disaster recovery plan covers. Be certain that you have an action plan for emergencies, including how to evacuate, what to do if authorities instruct you to stay put and which employees are responsible for which aspects of the emergency operations.

| Double-Check Your Insurance Coverage | While commercial insurance can be extremely helpful to business owners, it is important that you understand what is and what is not covered. Some things, such as flooding, business interruption and loss of income, may need their own specific policies to kick in if there is an emergency or disaster situation at hand. Double-check so you can be certain you have adequate coverage for whatever you need.

| Find a Commercial Restoration Partner | Having any damage quickly addressed and restored is one of the best ways to ensure you can get back to business as quickly as possible. Be sure you research a commercial restoration partner in your area that you can call if you discover damage so they can quickly take action and help you throughout the process. Look for a company that can handle a variety of damage types so you can be certain you can call them for any issues that may arise.

*If you have commercial property damage, SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here to be your go-to restoration choice. Our restoration technicians are IICRC trained and are equipped with industry leading drying technology. Contact us today at (404) 505-1760 or visit www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com to learn more about our business restoration services and how we can help.

¿Qué pasos debe tomar si tiene un incendio en su negocio | SERVPRO del Sur de Atlanta

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Si bien la mayoría de las personas comprenden los pasos adecuados para prevenir un incendio en su hogar, como instalar detectores de humo y tener extintores de incendios a mano, no es raro que los dueños de negocios no piensen en estos mismos problemas en el lugar de trabajo. Es tan probable que ocurran incendios en una empresa como en una casa, y cuando se considera que el 60% de las empresas no pueden recuperarse de un incendio, es inteligente pensar con anticipación cómo se recupera.

Si bien la prevención es una táctica clave para reducir la probabilidad de que su empresa tenga que cerrar por un incendio, también es importante tener un plan para las secuelas por si acaso. Comprender cómo hacer frente a los daños causados ??por un incendio puede ayudar a su empresa a recuperarse más rápidamente, reduciendo el tiempo de inactividad y limitando el impacto financiero que el evento tiene en su empresa. A continuación, veremos un plan de juego para después de un incendio comercial para que pueda estar preparado.

¿Cómo recuperarse de un incendio en su empresa?

| Comuníquese con su compañía de seguros | Como ocurre con cualquier tipo de daño, después de un incendio, comunicarse con su compañía de seguros es uno de los primeros elementos que debe abordar. El proceso de reclamaciones puede llevar mucho tiempo, por lo que avisarles lo antes posible puede poner en marcha la reclamación para que pueda recibir los fondos elegibles más rápidamente.

| Documentar lo que está dañado | Es importante no entrar al edificio hasta que los bomberos locales le den luz verde, así que asegúrese de consultar con ellos antes de entra al edificio para documentar el daño. Sin embargo, una vez que pueda entrar de manera segura, tome fotografías y tome notas de todo lo que está dañado para tenerlo en sus archivos.

| Póngase en contacto con su empresa de restauración | Tener una empresa de restauración confiable a la que llamar después de un incendio comercial es clave, ya que será una de sus primeras llamadas después. Cuanto más rápido pueda iniciar el proceso de restauración, más rápido podrá volver a abrir. Asegúrese de elegir una empresa con la que trabajar con suficiente antelación y busque aspectos clave como la disponibilidad 24 horas al día, los 7 días de la semana y la experiencia con el negocio específico de daños por incendios.

SERVPRO of South Atlanta plan Listo de Emergencia para propiedades comerciales 

Designe a SERVPRO of South Atlanta como su proveedor de servicios de restauración preferido en su personalizado Plan Listo de Emergencia de SERVPRO preparación para emergencias de SERVPRO personalizado, y su empresa recibirá el beneficio de más de 40 años de experiencia en la reducción del impacto de cualquier desastre natural, provocado por el hombre o por incendios accidentales. SERVPRO es líder en respuesta a daños por agua y fuego y puede ayudarlo a que su negocio vuelva a funcionar rápidamente.

* Si su propiedad comercial sufre daños por humo o fuego, SERVPRO of South Atlanta es el equipo en el que puede confiar para ayudar a que su negocio se recupere. Comuníquese con nosotros al (404) 505-1760 hoy o visite www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com para obtener más información sobre nuestros servicios de restauración y cómo podemos ayudar. 

What Steps to Take if You Have a Fire at your Business | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher used in office fire SERVPRO of South Atlanta is her to help if your business is facing smoke or fire damage. We're here to help 24-hours a day...every day.

While most people understand the proper steps to preventing a fire in their home, such as installing smoke detectors and keeping fire extinguishers handy, it is not uncommon for business owners to not think through these same issues for the workplace. Fires are as likely to happen at a business as at a home, and when you consider that 60% of businesses can’t recover from a fire, it is smart to think ahead for how you would bounce back.

While prevention is a key tactic in reducing the likelihood that your business will have to close for a fire, it is also important to have a plan for the aftermath just in case. Understanding how to cope with fire damage can help your business recover more quickly, reducing downtime and limiting the financial impact the event has on your business. Below, we will look at a game plan for after a commercial fire so you can be prepared.

How to Recover From a Fire At Your Business

| Reach Out to Your Insurance Company | As is the case with any sort of damage, after a fire, reaching out to your insurance company is one of the first items you should tackle. The claims process can be time-consuming, so giving them a heads-up as quickly as possible can set the claim in motion so you can receive any eligible funds more quickly.

| Document What is Damaged | It is important to not go into the building until local fire officials give you the green light, so be sure to check with them before entering the building to document the damage. However, once you are able to go inside safely, take pictures and notes of all that is damaged so you have it for your records.

| Get in Touch With Your Restoration Company | Having a reliable restoration company to call after a commercial fire is key, as they will be one of your first calls in the aftermath. The quicker you can start the restoration process, the quicker you will likely be able to reopen. Make sure you choose a company to work with well in advance, and look for key things such as 24/7 availability and experience with business-specific damages from fires.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan for Commercial Properties 

Designate SERVPRO of South Atlanta as your preferred restoration service provider in your personalized SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan (ERP), and your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural, man-made or accidental fire disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your business back in working order.


*If your commercial property experiences smoke or fire damage, SERVPRO of South Atlanta is the team you can rely on to help your business recover. Contact us at (404) 505-1760 today or visit www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com to learn more about our restoration services and how we are able to help.

All Businesses Deserve Exceptional Cleaning | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO employee in PPE prepping an area for cleaning Are you ready to have one of the cleanest businesses in Atlanta? Contact SERVPRO of South Atlanta for all your cleaning needs.

Homeowners know that after a disaster or accident, SERVPRO is who to contact for restoration services! But did you know that we help business owners, too?

SERVPRO of South Atlanta offers business owners the same restoration services that we provide to homeowners and we also offer specialized services specifically for businesses! Like helping you keep your facility clean and well represented.

Commercial Services for Businesses of Any Kind or Size

Business owners don’t need any additional things on their plates! That’s why we focus on making your facility beautifully clean and sanitized so you can keep your eye on keeping the business running smoothly. We help businesses of all kinds, including:

Retail facilities, such as specialty retail, malls and supermarkets. All kinds of businesses, no matter the size, deserve the same respect! And we are committed to providing everyone with the same high-quality service.

Educational facilities, such as athletic performance centers, daycares and schools. These types of facilities see a lot of people during their business hours, which is why cleanliness is essential. Studies show that only half of bacteria is removed from desks when students and teachers clean, and the numbers are much worse for items that don’t receive daily cleanings.

Health facilities, such as assisted living centers, hospice facilities and hospitals. It’s mandated that health facilities meet specific requirements for cleanliness, but with SERVPRO there to help, we not only meet them—we exceed them! We can ensure that we will go above and beyond the CDC standards as well.

Foodservice facilities, such as manufacturing and distribution centers, bakeries and restaurants. When food is involved, cleanliness is required. Take advantage of SERVPRO by letting us do the dirty work for you.

Property management, such as commercial complexes, apartment buildings and multi-level high rises. The lobby of such facilities is the face of the company! We provide exceptional environmental cleanliness and sanitation services.

Workplaces lose up to an astounding $260 billion per year in lost productivity from sick employees. We can help you get rid of germs and provide your employees with a clean and healthy work environment.

Find your local SERVPRO Cleaning & Restoration Service Provider...Click here!

*When you’re ready to be one of the cleanest businesses in Atlanta, the team a SERVPRO of South Atlanta is ready to help. Contact us at (404) 505-1760 to get the pros working on the cleaning so you can work on the work.

Does Your Business Have Insurance Coverage for a Natural Disaster? | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

water damage coverage for natural disasters Call SERVPRO of South Atlanta 24-hours a day at 404-505-1760 or visit www.SERVPROsouthatlanta.com for more information on storm damage restoration.

When you invest in an Atlanta business, you are investing in both your livelihood and your happiness—especially if your concept is something you are truly passionate about. However, in the event of a natural disaster, your future plans can easily be derailed if you do not have the proper insurance coverage to protect your investment.

While many business owners assume that their commercial insurance policy is enough to protect them from harm, that is unfortunately not always the case. A commercial insurance policy will generally cover some aspects of the damage, but often, the cost of rebuilding can far exceed the physical damage repair.

It is important to do a thorough review of your business coverage, and consider making some additions to your policy accordingly.

Smart Types of Insurance Coverage for Businesses

| Commercial Flood Insurance | 

Even if you are not in a “high risk” flood area, it is wise to consider adding commercial flood insurance to your policy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports that up to 30% of all flood claims are paid out to areas that are not “high risk”. Flooding can happen due to weather, drainage issues and other causes, and it will generally not be covered at all by your regular policy.

| Commercial Windstorm Insurance | 

Depending on your policy, you may have a separate deductible for wind damage to your business or it may be excluded altogether. Thunderstorm season in the Atlanta area can be quite dangerous, with straight-line winds posing a major threat. It is wise to make sure that your business would be covered in the event of wind damage either under your existing policy or by adding additional coverage to your portfolio.

| Business Interruption Insurance | 

The overhead for businesses can vary, but regardless of what industry you are in, it is likely that you could not afford to completely shut down your business for any length of time. Oftentimes, recovering from a natural disaster can be a rather drawn-out process—and if you are not able to generate income, it can be a disaster of its own kind. Business interruption insurance provides coverage for these areas where your income might lapse so you can still pay necessary bills and not take on debts for your business.


*If your commercial property is damaged in a natural disaster, you can depend on SERVPRO of South Atlanta for help. Contact us at (404) 505-1760 any hour to learn more!

Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services | Healthcare and Educational Facilities

5/26/2021 (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, call SERVPRO of South Atlanta. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of South Atlanta to make your workspace look its very best. Our restoration professional will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes benefits like award-winning training, over a decade of experience, and exclusive cleaning products.

Healthcare Facilities

At SERVPRO of South Atlanta our professionals are trained in adhering to the highest sanitation standards. We understand that time is crucial for both your operations and your patients. Our employees know how to handle regulated medical waste and undergo specialized training to work in operating rooms and other restricted areas, always adhering to HIPPA regulations. We also coordinate with environmental and infection control teams to establish containment areas, monitor progress and make sure that all necessary health certifications are obtained prior to completing any job. Our number one priority is to quickly and safely take full responsibility for your cleanup needs so that you are free to focus on your number one priority...the patients.

  • SERVPRO of South Atlanta’s experience in restoring healthcare industry properties has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for healthcare facilities like Medical Office Buildings, Hospitals, Assisted Living and Outpatient Surgical Centers, along with Hospice and Rehabilitation Facilities.

Educational Facilities

SERVPRO of South Atlanta believes learning shouldn’t be paused or canceled, even in the face of disaster. Disasters at an educational facility are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small school or a campus of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can continue while we restore your facility. Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area. Your job is to provide valuable lessons and information to the students; ours is to make sure you have a safe place to do so.

  • SERVPRO of South Atlanta’s experience in restoring healthcare industry properties has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for healthcare facilities like K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities, Dormitories, Event and Sporting Arenas, Libraries, and Daycares/Pre-K Facilities.

Emergency Ready Program

Most businesses have an emergency contingency plan in place for when disaster strikes, but few have a detailed understanding of how to get back into their buildings following a disaster. To access all of the SERVPRO capabilities, services and additional benefits, visit www.SERVPRO.com/READY or you can click here and one of our business development managers can contact you directly.

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of South Atlanta offers commercial cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to commercial water damage and even removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your commercial property back to business “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Atlanta’s commercial services include the following cleaning services:

*If your Fulton County or Atlanta based business is in need of help to recover from a disaster, you can count on SERVPRO of South Atlanta! Contact us today at (404) 505-1760 or to learn more or report non-emergency damages to us 24/7 click here.

Restoration of a Water Damaged Office Space in Atlanta, GA (part-2)

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Atlanta Commercial Restoration - 24/7 Emergency Service SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here to help water damaged businesses and commercial facilities get back up and running quickly and safely.

This blog is a continuation of our previous blog, “Restoration of a Water Damaged Commercial Office Space in Atlanta, GA (part-1)”. In part one we began outlining the scope of work SERVPRO of South Atlanta performed for one of our commercial clients when they experienced an emergency commercial water loss. The previous blog primarily focused on the drying and restoration of “Zone One”, the lower level of the commercial structure. In this blog, “Restoration of a Water Damage Commercial Office Space in Atlanta, gA (part-2)”, we will primarily take a look at the scope of work for “Zone Two”, the upper level of this commercial facility.

Continuation of Commercial Water Loss - Office Space Scope of Work

*A scope of work is basically a list of line items that encompass each trade or service performed on a given construction project, or in this case, restoration project.

Zone Two: Drying Zone Two consisted of five different areas, including the Staff Break Room, an executive office, a large common area referred to as the cubicle bullpen, a hallway, and a kitchen. The flooring and baseboards in the areas were affected in varying amounts ranging from less than 50% affected up to 100%. Luckily no drywall was affected and the industrial tile carpet squares that cover a majority of the floor in the facility, could be cleaned and restored at our textile restoration facility then reinstalled once the structural drying process was completed.

Hallway - The hallway was 23’ long by 5’2” wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall. The carpet flooring in the room was significantly contaminated by category-2 (CAT-2) gray water. Heavy extraction was performed and around 119 square feet of glued down carpet tiles were carefully removed to be dried, sanitized and restored off-site at our textile restoration facility, so that they could be reinstalled once the mitigation and drying process was completed. Around 57 linear feet of baseboards was also removed, bagged and disposed of properly (in the interest of effective restoration practices some building materials are more cost-effective to replace than dry, clean, sanitize and restore). The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Three Phoenix AirMax air movers and a low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifier were strategically placed throughout the hallway to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the hallway was dry and prepped for the baseboards to be reinstalled along with the newly refurbished carpet tiles. Completing the restoration of the hallway.

Cubicle Bullpen - The cubicle bullpen measured 16’ long by 11’ wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall with an attached partitioned space that measured 11’ long by 4’ wide also with 9’ ceilings. The carpet flooring in the room was significantly contaminated by CAT-2 gray water. Heavy extraction was performed and around 173 square feet of glued down carpet tiles were carefully removed to be dried, sanitized and restored off-site at our textile restoration facility, so that they could be reinstalled once the mitigation and drying process was completed. Around 17 linear feet of baseboards was also removed, bagged and disposed of properly. The contents of the bullpen were moved and stored on-site in a non-affected area to facilitate the drying process. The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Six Phoenix AirMax air movers, two Prochem Triad air movers, and one LGR dehumidifier were strategically placed throughout the cubicles and bullpen area to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the bullpen was dry and prepped for the baseboards to be reinstalled along with the newly refurbished carpet tiles. Completing the restoration of the cubicle bullpen.

Staff Break Room - The staff break room was 8’ long by 7’9” wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall. The carpet flooring in the room was significantly contaminated by CAT-2 gray water. Heavy extraction was performed and around 62 square feet of glued down carpet tiles were carefully removed to be dried, sanitized and restored off-site at our textile restoration facility, so that they could be reinstalled once the mitigation and drying process was completed. Around 32 linear feet of baseboards was also removed, bagged and disposed of properly. The contents of the breakroom were moved and stored on-site in a non-affected area to facilitate the drying process. The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Two Phoenix AirMax air movers were strategically placed throughout the breakroom to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the staff break room was dry and prepped for the baseboards to be reinstalled along with the newly refurbished carpet tiles. Completing the restoration of the staff break room.

Kitchen - The kitchen was 14’3” long by 7’9” wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall. The commercial VCT flooring in the room was significantly affected by CAT-2 gray water. Heavy hard surface extraction was performed on over 95 square feet of commercial VCT flooring which was dried in place. The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Three Phoenix AirMax air movers were strategically placed throughout the kitchen to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the kitchen was dry and ready to be used. Completing the restoration of the kitchen.

Executive Office - The executive office was 11’4” long by 7’9” wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall. The carpet flooring in the room was significantly contaminated by CAT-2 gray water. Heavy extraction was performed and around 88 square feet of glued down carpet tiles were carefully removed to be dried, sanitized and restored off-site at our textile restoration facility, so that they could be reinstalled once the mitigation and drying process was completed. Around 39 linear feet of baseboards was also removed, bagged and disposed of properly. The contents of the executive office were moved and stored on-site in a non-affected area to facilitate the drying process. The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Three Prochem Triad air movers were strategically placed throughout the executive office to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the office space was dry and prepped for the baseboards to be reinstalled along with the newly refurbished carpet tiles. Completing the restoration of the executive office.

*For more on this commercial restoration project check out part-1 of this blog!

Restoration of a Water Damaged Commercial Office Space in Atlanta, GA (part-1)

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Atlanta Commercial Restoration - 24/7 Emergency Service SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here to help water damaged business 24-hours a day. Let us make your commercial water loss "Like it never even happened."

When water damage happens at a commercial facility immediate action is almost always necessary, not just to protect the property from water damage and mold growth, but also because commercial water losses can significantly disrupt the daily operations of the business. Disruption of the daily operations can cause deadlines to be missed, quotas not to be filled and/or loss of production time, all of which can affect a business's bottom line. That’s why SERVPRO of South Atlanta offers around the clock emergency water extraction, drying and restoration services. We know it’s tough managing a commercial facility or running a small business, so when your business is faced with water damage, call SERVPRO of South Atlanta at (404) 505-1760. Let us handle the mitigation and restoration of your property so you can focus on the operation of your business. Our team of highly trained water restoration professionals will have your business back up and running quickly and safely. SERVPRO of South Atlanta has worked with some of the biggest names in Atlanta like Delta Airlines and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company. We are industry leaders in commercial water restoration and we are the company more Atlanta business owners and property managers have come to trust to make their water emergency “Like it never even happened.”    

Commercial Water Loss - Office Space Scope of Work

*A scope of work is basically a list of line items that encompass each trade or service performed on a given construction project, or in this case, restoration project.

Cause of Loss: The cause of loss was an issue with the industrial water heater on the second floor. One of the water heater safety valves burst allowing several hundreds of gallons of water to escape. Water traveled along the second floor affecting approximately 540 square feet of flooring and also traveled to the first floor affecting over 1,500 square feet of flooring.

Zone One: Drying Zone One consisted of six different areas, including the lounge, an administrative office, a large common area referred to as the cubicle bullpen, a hallway, one manager's office, and a file room. The flooring and baseboards in the areas were affected in varying amounts ranging from 10% affected up to 100%. Luckily no drywall was affected and the industrial tile carpet squares that cover a majority of the floor in the facility, could be cleaned and restored at our textile restoration facility then reinstalled once the structural drying process was completed.

Lounge - The lounge was 12’2” long by 8’2” wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall. The carpet flooring in the room was significantly contaminated by category-2 (CAT-2) gray water. Heavy extraction was performed and around 100 square feet of glued down carpet tiles were carefully removed to be dried, sanitized and restored off-site at our textile restoration facility, so that they could be reinstalled once the mitigation and drying process was completed. Around 40 linear feet of baseboard was also removed, bagged and disposed of properly (in the interest of effective restoration practices some building materials are more cost-effective to replace than dry, clean, sanitize and restore). The contents of the lounge were moved and stored on-site in a non-affected area to facilitate the drying process. The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Three Phoenix AirMax air movers were strategically placed throughout the lounge to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the lounge was dry and prepped for the baseboards to be reinstalled along with the newly refurbished carpet tiles. Completing the restoration of the lounge.

Administrative Office - The administrative office was 12’2” long by 10’ wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall. The carpet flooring in the room was significantly contaminated by CAT-2 gray water. Heavy extraction was performed and around 25 square feet of glued down carpet tiles were carefully removed to be dried, sanitized and restored off-site at our textile restoration facility, so that they could be reinstalled once the mitigation and drying process was completed. Around 40 linear feet of baseboards was also removed, bagged and disposed of properly. The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Two Phoenix AirMax air movers were strategically placed throughout the office to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the administrative office was dry and prepped for the baseboards to be reinstalled along with the newly refurbished carpet tiles. Completing the restoration of the administrative office.

Cubicle Bullpen - The cubicle bullpen was 34’ long by 34’ wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall. The carpet flooring in the room was significantly contaminated by CAT-2 gray water. Heavy extraction was performed and around 1156 square feet of glued down carpet tiles were carefully removed to be dried, sanitized and restored off-site at our textile restoration facility, so that they could be reinstalled once the mitigation and drying process was completed. Around 100 linear feet of baseboards was also removed, bagged and disposed of properly. The contents of the bullpen were moved and stored on-site in a non-affected area to facilitate the drying process. The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Seventeen Phoenix AirMax air movers and four low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers were strategically placed throughout the bullpen to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the bullpen was dry and prepped for the baseboards to be reinstalled along with the newly refurbished carpet tiles. Completing the restoration of the bullpen.

Hallway - The hallway was 66’ long by 5’5” wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall. The carpet flooring in the room was significantly contaminated by CAT-2 gray water. Heavy extraction was performed and around 179 square feet of glued down carpet tiles were carefully removed to be dried, sanitized and restored off-site at our textile restoration facility, so that they could be reinstalled once the mitigation and drying process was completed. Around 45 linear feet of baseboards was also removed, bagged and disposed of properly. The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Four Phoenix AirMax air movers and one LGR dehumidifier were strategically placed throughout the hallway to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the hallway was dry and prepped for the baseboards to be reinstalled along with the newly refurbished carpet tiles. Completing the restoration of the hallway.

File Room - The file room was 17’ long by 12’ wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall. The carpet flooring in the room was significantly contaminated by CAT-2 gray water. Heavy extraction was performed and around 21 square feet of glued down carpet tiles were carefully removed to be dried, sanitized and restored off-site at our textile restoration facility, so that they could be reinstalled once the mitigation and drying process was completed. The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Three Phoenix AirMax air movers were strategically placed throughout the file room to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the file room was dry and prepped for the baseboards to be reinstalled along with the newly refurbished carpet tiles. Completing the restoration of the file room.

Manager’s Office - The manager’s office measured 17’ long by 12’ wide and the ceilings were 9’ tall. The carpet flooring in the room was significantly contaminated by CAT-2 gray water. Heavy extraction was performed and around 100 square feet of glued down carpet tiles were carefully removed to be dried, sanitized and restored off-site at our textile restoration facility, so that they could be reinstalled once the mitigation and drying process was completed. Around 20 linear feet of baseboards was also removed, bagged and disposed of properly. The contents of the office were moved and stored on-site in a non-affected area to facilitate the drying process. The entire affected area was sanitized and disinfected using SERVPRO’s proprietary antimicrobial treatments. Three Phoenix AirMax air movers were strategically placed throughout the office to create a conducive drying environment. After monitoring the affected area and materials for three days, the manager’s office was dry and prepped for the baseboards to be reinstalled along with the newly refurbished carpet tiles. Completing the restoration of the manager’s office.

*For more on this commercial restoration project check out part-2 of this blog!

SERVPRO of South Atlanta's Commercial Water Restoration Equipment & Training

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Atlanta 24/7 Emergency Commercial Water & Fire Restoration SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here to help Atlanta businesses deal with water & fire damage 24/7. Give us a call at 404-505-1760 today!

Commercial restoration projects often involve several different specialized restoration tools or pieces of equipment. From large loss desiccate machines, commercial dehumidifiers and professional aire movers, to water detection equipment and water extraction tools. Restoring a property after water damage can be a labor intensive and messy job. Having the proper equipment and training is key to any commercial restoration project. SERVPRO of South Atlanta has both the training and equipment to take on any size commercial water, fire or mold restoration project. Our technicians are IICRC Certified and participate in continued education classes through our SERVPRO’s corporate office in Gallatin, TN. With a network of over 1,800 SERVPRO franchises nationwide, SERVPRO is the #1 name in the restoration industry and you can rest easy that there is a SERVPRO nearby no matter where you live!

Unlike residential restoration projects, commercial projects often require expedited timelines and contingencies that allow partial production capabilities or partial use of the facility while the restoration process is underway. SERVPRO of South Atlanta has worked with some of the biggest names in Atlanta like Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines to safely get their facilities back-up-and-running as quickly as possible. If your commercial facility suffers water, fire, or mold damage call SERVPRO of South Atlanta, we offer 24-hour emergency services and can help get your facility back-up-and-running. We have the training, experience and equipment to make any restoration project “Like it never even happened.”

Check Out Some of SERVPRO of South Atlanta’s Commercial Drying Equipment

Water Detection Equipment - Moisture detection is a major part of preparing an estimate and scoping a water claim. Scoping involves locating the area of the structure affected by water and defining the extent to which the structure and contents have absorbed moisture. Moisture detection devices are also used to verify that an environment has been dried thoroughly.

  • Moisture Sensors like the Dri-Eaz HydroSensor II are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls.
  • Moisture Meters like the Delmhorst Navigator Pro are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. The moisture tester provides accurate moisture readings that enable SERVPRO of South Atlanta to professionally monitor the drying process.
  • Thermohygrometers measure both temperature and relative humidity. Capturing these two readings, SERVPRO of South Atlanta using a psychrometric chart can calculate specific humidity, dew point and vapor pressure.

Water Extraction Equipment - The most effective method of removing moisture from a structure is extraction. This is why it is critical to respond quickly to water damage and to provide emergency mitigation services. When the water is extracted quickly, the environment can usually be dried much faster.

  • Extractors are used in cleaning carpets and upholstery and in removing water from floors following a water loss. Extractors can either be truck mounted or portable, allowing for greater access inside structures.

Air Moving Equipment - Air movers are used in water damage restoration to enhance evaporation at the surface level, thereby reducing drying time. As airflow at the surface level increases, the moisture in the air increases. This moisture is then eliminated via the use of dehumidification equipment.

Dehumidification Equipment - By extracting water vapor from the air, dehumidifiers lower the relative humidity, which in turn increases the rate of evaporation. In a water damaged structure, dehumidifiers pull in the moist, humid air and then discharge dry, warm air. The dry air acts like a sponge, absorbing moisture from wet materials. SERVPRO of South Atlanta typically uses one of two types of dehumidifiers:

  • Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers like the Phoenix R175 LGR  work similarly to air conditioners.

Deodorization Equipment - To remove unwanted odors and smells that can result after a water or fire loss, SERVPRO of South Atlanta uses a couple of different pieces of deodorization equipment to leave our customer property smelling fresh and clean.

  • Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers will atomize liquid deodorizing agents, producing a fine mist that easily penetrates sites where odor-causing residues accumulate. The device can also be used to inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other difficult-to-access areas.
  • Thermal Foggers dispense solvent-based products in large volume, dense fogs suitable for confined areas. The fog consists of tiny particles of deodorant solution that pair with and neutralize odor-causing particles.

When choosing a restoration company, customers should choose a company that is fully insured and is certified in the restoration field like being an IICRC Certified Firm. Oftentimes when customers experience a water loss time is of the essence so choosing a name you can trust is important. Why not choose the name more Atlanta property manager/owners trust...SERVPRO of South Atlanta!

SERVPRO of South Atlanta Helps Atlanta Businesses Recover After Water & Fire Damage

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Atlanta helps commercial facility recover after a water & fire loss SERVPRO of South Atlanta is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. If your commercial facility is damaged by water or fire give us a call we can help!

SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here to help after your business suffers a water or fire loss. We have trained professionals on call 24-hours a day, that are ready to answer your call and come to the rescue. Our water extraction and restoration technicians can mitigate damages caused by the water/fire event and get your operation back up and running ASAP. From fire damaged office spaces to flooded warehouses, and anything in between, SERVPRO of South Atlanta has you covered and can make commercial water and fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Mitigation & Restoration Services

Commercial water damage can cause many issues for Atlanta businesses. Loss of productivity can cause logistical nightmares and getting your business back up and running falls directly on the facility engineer or property manager’s shoulders. Let SERVPRO of South Atlanta take that load off your back with our commercial water mitigation and restoration services. Our highly trained team of IICRC certified restoration and drying specialists not only restore your property but your piece of mind and reclaim order in a hectic situation.

Our crews can extract water from your commercial facility and start the drying process quickly so that you can get back to production or back to regular operation as soon as possible. Even if your facility has been significantly damaged, SERVPRO of South Atlanta can work with your operation team to implement alternative daily operations so that your business can continue to operate and conduct business while the facility undergoes the drying process.

SERVPRO of South Atlanta is a locally owned business so we know how crucial it is to get back up and running as soon as possible. Every day that production or operations are interrupted, affects your business's bottom line. Don’t let water damage ruin your business’s good name, call the pro’s that are faster to any size disaster and can get the job done right the first time.

Commercial Fire Mitigation & Restoration Services

Commercial fire damage can cause your entire business to grind to an abrupt stop and if not handled efficiently and effectively can cause major damage to your business plans. Choose SERVPRO of South Atlanta, the professionals that more business owners and property managers trust to restore their commercial facilities. Hundreds of locally owned Atlanta businesses call SERVPRO of South Atlanta for commercial fire mitigation, restoration, and cleanup services every year. That’s why SERVPRO of South Atlanta has offered 24-hour emergency fire restoration services for over a decade.

If your facility suffers a fire loss our fire restoration professionals can secure your property using our boardup and tarping services. This will protect your property from exposure to the elements, and prevent additional damage or theft. Our team of fire restoration specialists will clean up the fire damage, complete any necessary demolition, remove any remnants of smoke or soot residue, and restore your fire damage property to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of South Atlanta has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about SERVPRO of South Atlanta training and certifications.

*Has your commercial facility been affected by water or fire damage? Need help? Call SERVPRO of South Atlanta at 404-505-1760 or click here and one of our job file coordinators will contact you!

Related Commercial Services

  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - SERVPRO’s proprietary cleaning program geared toward the prevention of viral pathogens. This service lets your customers and employees know that your business is committed to a higher standard of clean...Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!
  • Commercial Mold Remediation - Left untreated, mold can quickly spread throughout your property. If you suspect that your property has a mold problem call SERVPRO of South Atlanta today. 
  • Commercial Storm & Major Events - Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to the operations of a business. Don’t let storm damage jeopardize your business. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of South Atlanta. We’re here to help 24/7!
  • Commercial Cleaning - When grime, odors, or moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call SERVPRO of South Atlanta. We are the cleaning professionals that can do more than just merely clean your property. We can restore it to pre-damaged condition. 
  • Building Services - SERVPRO of South Atlanta offers a full suite of commercial building services. Let our Reconstruction Department make your commercial water or fire loss “Like it never even happened.”
  • Disaster Recovery Team - The Disaster Recovery Team is part of SERVPRO’s Commercial Large Loss Division which is made up of the best of the best in the restoration industry. The Disaster Recovery Team can help mitigate and restore your commercial property after any number of disaster events like tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards or floods.

Commercial Customer Testimonials & Reviews

Robert B. of Atlanta, GA - “This is a great company to work with! I've known them for years and they are always quick to respond and stand behind their work. There is no one else I would trust to mitigate and restore the properties I manage.”

Demitry C. of Atlanta, GA - “Fred was great, took the time to explain the process in detail. Great job SERVPRO of South Atlanta!”

John B. of East Point, GA - “SERVPRO did a great job drying my building. I am a commercial property manager in the Atlanta area and SERVPRO of South Atlanta is my go to choice for emergency water removal and drying. I highly recommend their services!”

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Why Being Prepared for Natural Disasters is Important for Businesses

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Atlanta Services Commercial Water & Fire Loss Clients SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here 24-hrs a day to help your business recover after a natural disaster or any other type of disaster event.

If the recent polar vortex in Texas has taught us anything, it's that natural disasters often occur with little to no warning and have the potential to cause severe damage to your property in ways you might never imagine. Being prepared, ahead of time is especially crucial when you are a business owner. Every moment you have to be closed for repairs and reconstruction after a natural disaster hits your bottom line.

Thankfully SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here to help. SERVPRO is one of the leading names nationwide in commercial property storm cleanup and restoration. There is no job too big or too small for SERVPRO of South Atlanta’s IICRC Certified restoration technicians and specialists. We’ve become the restoration company more property owners and managers know and trust to return their commercial facilities to preloss condition and get their businesses back up and running quickly and safely. 

Commercial Client Testimonials

Lee F. of Jonesboro, GA - “We have been using SERVPRO of South Atlanta for multiple units and Mrs. Smith has been a pleasure to work with on scheduling technicians to come out and making sure that they are on time.” 

Demitry C. of Atlanta, GA - “Fred was great, took the time to explain the process in detail. Great job SERVPRO of South Atlanta!”

John B. of East Point, GA - “SERVPRO did a great job drying my building. I am a commercial property manager in the Atlanta area and SERVPRO of South Atlanta is my go to choice for emergency water removal and drying. I highly recommend their services!”

Robert B. of Atlanta, GA - “This is a great company to work with! I've known them for years and they are always quick to respond and stand behind their work. There is no one else I would trust to mitigate and restore the properties I manage.”

More Customer Testimonials & Reviews

We are here to help things go right when natural disasters strike and make everything go wrong. SERVPRO of South Atlanta offers every business in the South Atlanta area a complimentary Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). By establishing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile with an immediate action plan, you can minimize the interruption your business would face. 50% of businesses never reopen after disaster. Knowing what to expect and what to do are key in minimizing how water and fire damage affects your business.

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

  • No-cost assessment of your facility - This service will not cost you a single dime and will better prepare your facility in the event of a natural disaster.
  • Concise profile/document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency - Completion of the process will only take a small amount of time but will save you lots of time should you ever need to act due to a natural disaster.
  • Guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster - By having an immediate plan for action the ERP minimizes “down time” of your business.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of South Atlanta as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider - You will have a relationship and lines of communication established with one of the industry leaders in the Fulton County area.  
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing remediation work to begin - It saves time to have an ERP in place so we can begin the mitigation process immediately, which can save your business time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valves locations, priority areas, and priority contact information - Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Call us today to schedule one of our professional team members to stop by and prepare an Emergency Ready Profile for your business. 

*If you enjoyed this blog or would like to read more blogs like this one check out some of our other Commercial Restoration Blogs: “SERVPRO of South Atlanta's Commercial Restoration Services”; “SERVPRO of South Atlanta Document Restoration”; “Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?”; “Atlanta Hotel and Resort Fire and Water Restoration Services

SERVPRO of South Atlanta Can Help You Reopen Your Business Safely

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician cleaning & wiping touchable surfaces SERVPRO technicians can clean and disinfect your office/workspace, reducing the risk of exposure to pathogens like viruses and bacteria.

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC) Standard Service is centered around limiting the survival and spread of emerging viral pathogens. SERVPRO of South Atlanta is not aiming to replace your company's current cleaning crew or janitorial services, but rather working to supplement your current cleaning efforts. Our highly trained and certified technicians will apply EPA registered disinfectants to touch points described below. *This application of disinfection excludes inventory or retail merchandise. 

Step 1

Long before SERVPRO of South Atlanta receives your call, we are preparing for the first step in the CSC program by completing an exhaustive training program and familiarizing ourselves with the disinfectants that will be utilized to disinfect your facility, like SERVPROXIDE DisinfectantBenefect Botanical Disinfectant, and Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution to name a few. Our technicians will have specifically reviewed safety precautions and requirements related to the cleaning process, including protocols for any necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), application methods, and needed product dwell time to insure effective application.

Step 2

SERVPRO cleaning crews and trained technicians will don all the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves, tyvek suits and respirators to protect themselves during the cleaning process from pathogens like virus and bacteria that might be present. An N-95 respirator, disposable gloves, coveralls/gowns, and goggles are a minimum level of PPE. This level of PPE is sufficient when applying disinfectant with a saturated towel or a trigger sprayer and towel. Other application methods, such as utilizing a ULV mister or electrostatic sprayer, will require additional respiratory protection such as an air purifying respiratory (half-mask or full-face mask) with organic vapor (OV) cartridges

Step 3

SERVPRO will apply disinfectant to touch points. This can be accomplished with a towel saturated with disinfectant or a utilizing equipment to deliver disinfectant such as a trigger sprayers, pump sprayers, ULV misters, electrostatic sprayers, airless sprayers, foam applicators, or another equivalent effective dispersion technology. Our highly trained technicians will strictly follow product label directions to insure successful application and disinfection. Depending on the listed product dwell time and the application method, the disinfectant may be able to be applied once or it could require multiple treatments to keep the surfaces wet for the minimum time. We will carefully assess the surfaces to prevent the product from streaking or running while keeping the surface wet for the recommended contact time. 

  • Door knobs, pulls, and locks, as well as 1 square foot around the knob or pull, door jambs 
  • Push doors 
  • Stair handrails, elevator car and controls 
  • Light switches, switch covers, and accessible outlet covers 
  • Counter tops, tabletops, vanity tops, and desktops. Disinfect accessible surfaces without moving contents. Prevent over-spray and potential damage (i.e. paper products, electronic devices, personal property). 
  • Chairs. Avoid over wetting upholstered surfaces. Concentrate application on arms, backs, height/swivel controls. 
  • Faucets, sinks, soap dispenser, towel dispenser, dryer, water fountains, napkin dispenser 
  • Cabinet door and drawer exterior, door and drawer pulls/knobs 
  • Toilets, urinals, bathroom stalls around locks and handrails, handrails, bathroom fixtures (i.e. toilet paper dispenser), diaper changing stations, fitting room stalls around locks and handrails 
  • Telephones, computer equipment, shared office equipment, sales registers, point-of-sale equipment. 
  • Exterior of shelves,?racking, displays,?bookcases, file cabinets,?lockers,?or other fixtures. Disinfect accessible surfaces without moving contents. 
  • Operational/occupational equipment and controls (i.e. kitchen equipment, fitness equipment, laundry equipment).

Step 4

SERVPRO professionals will inspect the surfaces that have been disinfected. Wipe clean surfaces to eliminate product streaking and/or residues if needed. 

Step 5 

After step 4 technicians will perform end-of-visit cleanup. Once all work activities are complete, we will return all products, supplies, and tools to the work vehicle, bag all trash such as disposable towels and disposable PPE according to hazmat disposal procedures when necessary, and load bags into the work vehicle(s). Before leaving, walk through the work site one final time to ensure that the work site is clean and ready for your employees to return to the facility. 

Step 6 

Finally our technician will place a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned window cling, complete with date of service, so that your employees and customers alike can rest easy knowing that your facility is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.


For more information about our cleaning services and the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program check our our previous blog “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - a defensive cleaning program

SERVPRO of South Atlanta's Commercial Restoration Services

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

commercial cleaning services SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here to help your business recover after water, fire, storm, or other natural disaster disaster. Give us a call today!

There is never a good time to experience fire, water or mold damage to your place of business. However at SERVPRO of South Atlanta we handle situations, just like this, every single day. We have the training, experience and equipment to handle your commercial water or fire damage emergency, no matter how big or small. Whether you are a large company with a massive warehouse and office space, or a small commercial office building, we have the resources to respond quickly. We will mitigate the damage and manage the restoration process from start to finish, getting your business back up and running, as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO Is The Leading Restoration Company For Commercial Loss

There are three major losses you may experience, within your company and at SERVPRO of South Atlanta we are experts in all of them. We understand that a fire, water or mold loss can be devastating to your business. We are here to help minimize the damage and to make everything right again, “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Restoration: When you call SERVPRO of South Atlanta we will dispatch our team of professional and knowledgeable water restoration technicians to your business. Immediate extraction of any standing water is the critical first step along with the drying process of any affected area. This will minimize structural damage and prevent the growth of mold. Our knowledgeable technicians will extract all of the water and then set equipment such as air movers, fans and dehumidifiers in order to begin the drying process.  

Commercial Fire Restoration: We are the experts you want on your side and we are here to help! SERVPRO of South Atlanta specializes in commercial fire damage restoration including smoke and soot clean up. Our top priority will be to you and minimizing the financial impact that a fire loss will have on your commercial facility. We understand that each hour of each day that you are closed, has an impact on your bottom line. Once on site, our team will walk you through each step of the fire restoration and clean up process. We have the equipment and knowledge to restore not only your structural facility but many of your items as well. We will use a variety of methods to ensure that smoke and soot is cleaned and removed from everything affected. We will also clean your hvac system and ductwork, in order to remove soot and the smell of smoke, in your facility. 

Commercial Mold Removal and Remediation: At SERVPRO of South Atlanta we understand the impact and serious health risk that mold in your facility can cause to your business. We are the mold professionals and we are here to guide you through every step of the process. When left untreated mold can spread quickly throughout your building. Upon calling SERVPRO of South Atlanta, we will arrive quickly and work to contain the infestation, preventing it from spreading to other parts of the building. We will then begin the remediation and removal process, working safely and effectively, to manage the process from start to finish.

Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup: When the storm waters rise, raging winds blow, or flames run wild, know that SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here to help in your time of need. Tornadoes and hurricanes can cause devastating damage, to your home or business. Whether your basement is flooded or you have a warehouse with tornado damage, call the storm restoration professionals at SERVPRO of South Atlanta. We are open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, for emergency storm restoration and mitigation services. Our highly trained and certified technicians can be at your door within two hours, in most cases, with all the equipment needed to dry and restore your storm damaged property. SERVPRO of South Atlanta also offers emergency boardup and tarping services, in the event that your roof, windows, or wall are compromised, as a result of storm damage.  

Disaster Recovery Team: When it comes to disaster recovery, there’s no job that is too big or too small for SERVPRO of South Atlanta. With the backing of over 1,700 franchises nationwide, SERVPRO of South Atlanta has both the resources and man-power, capable of mobilizing to provide much needed relief to regions devastated by storms and other natural disasters. SERVPRO of South Atlanta cares about the Atlanta community and is here  365 days a year, to help our fellow Atlantians recover after any size disaster.


In addition to fire, water and mold restoration, SERVPRO of South Atlanta also offers biohazard and commercial cleaning services.When your commercial business experiences an emergency, make sure you contact SERVPRO of South Atlanta by clicking here, or give us a call at (404)505-1760. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are equipped to handle any size job, big or small. We have over 50 years of experience and will work diligently and efficiently to get you back in control, as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of South Atlanta Document Restoration

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged letters being restored Let SERVPRO of South Atlanta help your business recover crucial documents and paper work in the event they are damaged by water, fire, or mold.

As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of South Atlanta knows timely mitigation is the key to reducing and recovering damaged items. Paper that has been damaged by fire or water can deteriorate rapidly. Valuable files and irreplaceable documents can be lost forever, without proper handling. Our technicians are trained to use the latest, most advanced technology available for document recovery. We use the same techniques recommended for drying water damaged books by The Library of Congress.  

With our custom drying chamber, SERVPRO of South Atlanta restoration professionals use vacuum freeze-drying technology to vaporize the water in affected items.  Often, this process can recover even the most delicate items, such as photographs, x-rays, business archives and family bibles.

Why Choose SERVPRO of South Atlanta?

Document Restoration Services SERVPRO Offers

Vacuum Freeze Drying is the process of freezing moisture damaged documents using various vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation. Sublimation by definition is the direct conversion of a solid into a gas without going through a liquid stage.

Digitizing is the process of changing paper records into digital documents. Digital documents are quickly becoming the standard in many, if not all, industries. Digital documentation along with a back-up system is eliminating the need to have large file storage rooms and minimizing the chance of loss of important documents in a disaster situation.

Gamma Irradiation is a process that is used for cleaning, disinfecting and decontaminating documents and other goods. In a CAT 3 loss, documents are not only deteriorating but also infected with all types of bacteria. This is most common in sewage backup or storm situations.  

Certified Destruction is unfortunately, many times necessary when dealing with contaminated documents. SERVPRO of South Atlanta will guarantee certified destruction, giving you peace of mind, should the need for this arise.  We understand the importance of protecting proprietary information and brand image. You can rest assured in SERVPRO of South Atlanta’s ability to protect your business and documents.

Document Restoration FAQ’s

  • Do we have to provide our own transportation for the documents?
    No. We are able to arrange shipping regardless of the size and location of the job.
  • What is the cost to ship documents from our location to you?
    The cost of the truck varies depending on your location, however; we estimate those costs for you so you are aware, upfront, of the cost.
  • Do we need to create our own inventory?
    Yes. We use the iCat system to create our own internal, independent inventory, however; we recommend you have your own as well.
  • Will the documents be in the same order they were packaged in?
    Yes, we do not rearrange any of the files or paper.
  • How long does the process take?
    The average time of completion is 30-60 days, however; every job is different. We will be able to provide a timeline of services based on your specific needs

*For more information about SERVPRO’s document restoration services click here!

Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

water in lobby on commercial water loss Let SERVPRO of South Atlanta help your business recover after any size or type of disaster!

Successful business owners take the necessary steps to make sure the business runs as smoothly as possible.Once thing that often gets overlooked is a preparedness plan for natural and accidental disasters. As many as 50 percent of companies may never recover, following a disaster. Of the ones that survive, an overwhelming majority had a plan in place.  Pre planning can serve as an insurance policy, aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance, is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.  An ERP will help you be “Ready for whatever happens”.   

Working with SERVPRO of South Atlanta to develop your personalized ERP, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural,  man-made or accidental disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

What is a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan?

An ERP serves as a no cost, quick reference report of important building and contact information that can be a very important tool in the event of a disaster. Your SERVPRO of South Atlanta marketer will assist you by working with your maintenance team, if available, to develop a plan that is personalized to your business. The information gathered by our mitigation specialist will be neatly organized into an easy to use ERP information packet that you can keep on hand at your facility in case of disaster. The information gathered will also be available in digital format via the SERVPRO ERP READY App so you can literally take this information with you anywhere you go (available for free on both apple and android devices app stores).  

  • We will Locate and document all of the following, if applicable:
    • Gas, electric and water shut off valves.  
    • Fire escapes
    • Hazardous materials
    • Computer equipment
    • Battery back-ups
    • Emergency stairwells 
    • Smoke alarm Systems
    • Fire alarm systems
    • Carbon monoxide detection systems
    • Burglar alarm systems
    • Important documents
    • Back up generators
    • Blueprint locations
    • Sprinkler systems
    • Servers/IT systems
  • Take pictures of all of the important places and possible documents that would need to be saved first, in the event of a disaster.  
  • Generate a report, either electronically, manually or both, for you and your employees to have on hand, at all times, in case of a disaster.
  • Identify the company line of command, should you need to authorize any emergency services.
  • Identify and document all utility company emergency phone numbers, helping have a reference should you need to call them quickly. 
  • Assist SERVPRO of South Atlanta to know what steps to take  first, when we arrive on scene. Such as where to park, which entrance to the building and which elevator to use.  
  • Establishes SERVPRO of South Atlanta as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Can help minimize the amount of time your business could be inactive.

By clicking here you can contact your local SERVPRO of South Atlanta marketing representative to set your ERP today. We will have one of our experienced and knowledgeable marketers set up a time that works best for you and your business.

Atlanta Hotel and Resort Fire and Water Restoration Services

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Atlanta Commercial Restoration Help SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here to help restore your commercial property 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Call us today at (404)505-1760!

When you experience a fire or water loss in a commercial building such as a hotel or resort, time is of the essence. SERVPRO of South Atlanta is the leading, Atlanta area professionals here to help you with your fire and water remediation. We will be on site, many times, within an hour of you calling us, helping to save valuable time and money. 

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get your Atlanta hotel or resort back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, as well as electronics restoration and document drying. So when the sprinklers in your hotel business center or banquet room unexpectedly flood a portion of your hotel, there is no need to worry, we are the professionals you want on your side! When your guests are awakened in the middle of the night by a blaring fire alarm, who do you call to take care of the aftermath of the fire? You call the most knowledgeable, timely and professionals in the business, you call SERVPRO of South Atlanta

While your guests are your most important clients, you are ours. We will work with your management and team to minimize the effects of a water or fire emergency for your guests. Time is money and we understand that you want to be back up and running as soon as possible. Whether you are a family owned hotel or a large national resort chain, we are here to help. No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO of South Atlanta!

Fire or water damage can be especially devastating for a hotel or resort. In the case of a fire you will not only have fire and smoke damage, you potentially could also have significant water damage from firefighting efforts and possibly fire suppression systems. In the case of a water loss, you may experience water in rooms occupied by your guests. We understand that every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-damage condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. We will work diligently to get you back in business, as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are the experts in the business and we are here to help!  If you experience a fire or water loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts at SERVPRO of South Atlanta and we will respond immediately, to get you back to business.

In addition to water and fire restoration, SERVPRO of South Atlanta is your company's best resource in mold mitigation. If you find mold growing in one of your rooms, we are the mold specialist for you. No matter what type of loss you experience, we are here to help. We handle commercial business losses, just like yours, every single day. We are the professionals you can trust, not only for your residential homes but for your commercial hotels and resorts, as well. SERVPRO of South Atlanta will get you back up and running and restore your property in a timely and professional manner, “Like it never even happened.”