Recent Commercial Posts

Back to worshipping faster.

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Mess made by water damage Fallen ceiling and insulation from water damage.

Your place of worship is your congregation's shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life's literal storms damage your place of worship or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff, call your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals. 

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too large for the SERVPRO System. SERVPRO Professionals have the training, experience, resources and equipment to restore and clean places of worship quickly, helping make it "Like it never even happened."

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response.

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you.

Keep your carpet looking new longer with proper cleaning.

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Brown carpet in a room Carpet in an room

Proper carpet care can be a complicated part of commercial cleaning and facility management. A ton of cleaning choices are available, and deciding what carpet cleaning process or chemical to use can be a confusing task.

Up-to-date vacuums can reduce cleaning times.In some environments, traditional upright vacuums cannot be used efficiently due to furniture and other impediments.

Carpeting should be vacuumed as much as possible. Foot traffic and airborne impurities like dust, pollen and other contaminants end up in carpet fiber along with hair, dander, skin and dust mites.

Provide manual spotting tools to employees so that they can perform regular spot removal.

Look for certified products when making the change to sustainable carpet cleaning. Just because a product or service is green certified, that doesn’t mean it won’t damage carpet materials during the cleaning process.

Routine maintenance is the key to carpet appearance and longevity.

Commercial Loss in Sumter, SC

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Wet carpet in office Wet carpet in office.

What would you do if you came to work and was faced with this?  Hopefully call SERVPRO like this business did! 

Upon entering this multi-shop business, this owner found that they were all affected by a pipe bursting sometime overnight.  They called us to start extraction and drying process in an effort to stop any further damage to their property.

As in any Business, time is money, and the longer they stayed closed, the more business they were losing.  We cannot stress the importance in time is critical when dealing with a water loss.  The longer water sits, the more damage it is creating.

We are usually able to arrive on site within an hour, until then, use the tips  on our website to help.

Weathering the storm in God's House.

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Church with lightning strike Church with lightning strike

Your church is your congregation's shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life's literal storms damage your place of worship or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff, call your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals. 

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO System. SERVPRO Professionals have the training, experience, resources and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it "Like it never even happened."

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response. The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you.

Selling A Clean Home Is Important

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo of the orange house with Certified Clean written underneath SERVPRO logo of the orange house with Certified Clean written underneath

It is important that a home you are getting ready to list is in top show condition and ready to sell. It is a fact that a clean, fresh smelling home sells faster. Unfortunately, not all homes are maintained in the same way. Nearly all realtors are faced, at some point, with a difficult listing to show and sell. Veteran realtors encourage clients to keep their homes in top condition for very important reasons: Increased market value, reduced lit to sale conversion times, enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales. 

SERVPRO Professionals offer a variety of services to help revive your listings to top show condition. 

Besides carpet and upholstery cleaning we also clean walls, ceilings, and just about every type of flooring. Also offered are duct and HVAC cleaning, mold mitigation and remediation, and deodorization. 

Let SERVPRO of Sumter help you sell a clean home faster!

Emergency Ready Plan for Your Business

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

 A commercial property after a water intrusion that shows the tear out of drywall and flooring to prep for repairs A commercial property after a water intrusion that shows the tear out of drywall and flooring to prep for repairs

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage 

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile 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.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve 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."

Commercial Carpet Cleaning? We Do That!!!!

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning of an office building.

Proper carpet care can be a complicated part of commercial cleaning and facility management.A ton of cleaning choices are available, and deciding what carpet cleaning process or chemical to use can be a confusing task.

Up-to-date vacuums can reduce cleaning times.In some environments, traditional upright vacuums cannot be used efficiently due to furniture and other impediments.

Carpeting should be vacuumed as much as possible. Foot traffic and airborne impurities like dust, pollen and other contaminants end up in carpet fiber along with hair, dander, skin and dust mites.

Provide manual spotting tools to employees so that they can perform regular spot removal.

Look for certified products when making the change to sustainable carpet cleaning. Just because a product or service is green certified, that doesn’t mean it won’t damage carpet materials during the cleaning process.

Routine maintenance is the key to carpet appearance and longevity

Keeping the Congregation Together

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

A recent water damage at a local church with a collapsed ceiling from the A/C pan located in the attic.

Your church is your congregations shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life's literal storms damage your place of worship or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff, call your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals. 

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO System. SERVPRO Professionals have the training, experience, resources and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it "Like it never even happened."

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response. The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you.

Stay on Top of Water Damage

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage at a local business.

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. 25% of businesses never reopen after a substantial water damage.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, they will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. We can minimize your down time and get you back up and running in the least amount time possible. We understand every minute counts and costs money. 

Be Ready for Anything

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is faster to any size Disaster

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage 

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile 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.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve 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."

Coverages Can Be Confusing

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Flooring Tear Out at a Local Business

Many property losses experienced by business owners involve water damage caused by leaky pipes. Water can be very destructive whether it seeps from a loose fitting or gushes from a ruptured main. Fortunately, many types of water leaks are covered by a commercial property policy.

Most commercial property policies cover damage to covered property caused by any peril that isn't specifically excluded. 

While property policies contain a broad water exclusion, the exclusion applies mainly to flood and related perils like surface water, waves, mudflow, and the overflow of a body of water. It makes no mention of leaky pipes.

Property damage caused by water leaking from a broken pipe or appliance (such as a water heater) is generally covered under a property policy if the damage occurs suddenly. 

Let Us Help You Sell That Home

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Our office in Sumter, SC

It is important that a home you are getting ready to list is in top show condition and ready to sell. It is a fact that a clean, fresh smelling home sells faster. Unfortunately, not all homes are maintained in the same way. Nearly all realtors are faced, at some point, with a difficult listing to show and sell. Veteran realtors encourage clients to keep their homes in top condition for very important reasons: Increased market value, reduced lit to sale conversion times, enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales. 

SERVPRO Professionals offer a variety of services to help revive your listings to top show condition. 

Besides carpet and upholstery cleaning we also clean walls, ceilings, and just about every type of flooring. Also offered are duct and HVAC cleaning, mold mitigation and remediation, and deodorization. 

Let SERVPRO of Sumter help you sell a clean home faster!

Tips For Commercial Carpet Cleaning

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Carpet in an Office Building.

Proper carpet care can be a complicated part of commercial cleaning and facility management.A ton of cleaning choices are available, and deciding what carpet cleaning process or chemical to use can be a confusing task.

Up-to-date vacuums can reduce cleaning times.In some environments, traditional upright vacuums cannot be used efficiently due to furniture and other impediments.

Carpeting should be vacuumed as much as possible. Foot traffic and airborne impurities like dust, pollen and other contaminants end up in carpet fiber along with hair, dander, skin and dust mites.

Provide manual spotting tools to employees so that they can perform regular spot removal.

Look for certified products when making the change to sustainable carpet cleaning. Just because a product or service is green certified, that doesn’t mean it won’t damage carpet materials during the cleaning process.

Routine maintenance is the key to carpet appearance and longevity.

Your Shelter from Life's Storms

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

Your church is your congregations shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life's literal storms damage your place of worship or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff, call your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals. 

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO System. SERVPRO Professionals have the training, experience, resources and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it "Like it never even happened."

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response. The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you.

Every Second Counts

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Loss Team in Action

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. 25% of businesses never reopen after a substantial water damage.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, they will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. We can minimize your down time and get you back up and running in the least amount time possible. We understand every minute counts and costs money. 

(ERP) Emergency Ready Plan

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

ERP Readiness

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage 

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile 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.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve 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."

Commercial Water Damage Coverage

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Building with Water Damage

Many property losses experienced by business owners involve water damage caused by leaky pipes. Water can be very destructive whether it seeps from a loose fitting or gushes from a ruptured main. Fortunately, many types of water leaks are covered by a commercial property policy.

Most commercial property policies cover damage to covered property caused by any peril that isn't specifically excluded. 

While property policies contain a broad water exclusion, the exclusion applies mainly to flood and related perils like surface water, waves, mudflow, and the overflow of a body of water. It makes no mention of leaky pipes.

Property damage caused by water leaking from a broken pipe or appliance (such as a water heater) is generally covered under a property policy if the damage occurs suddenly. 

Realtors: Let Us Help in the Sale of Your Home

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

For Sale, SOLD

It is important that a home you are getting ready to list is in top show condition and ready to sell. It is a fact that a clean, fresh smelling home sells faster. Unfortunately, not all homes are maintained in the same way. Nearly all realtors are faced, at some point, with a difficult listing to show and sell. Veteran realtors encourage clients to keep their homes in top condition for very important reasons: Increased market value, reduced lit to sale conversion times, enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales. 

SERVPRO Professionals offer a variety of services to help revive your listings to top show condition. 

Besides carpet and upholstery cleaning we also clean walls, ceilings, and just about every type of flooring. Also offered are duct and HVAC cleaning, mold mitigation and remediation, and deodorization. 

Let SERVPRO of Sumter help you sell a clean home faster!