Recent Commercial Posts

What Does IICRC mean for your Commercial Facility?

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Guelph is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Guelph

SERVPRO of Guelph specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician

SERVPRO of Guelph Commercial Restoration Team

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Guelph commercial water loss teams have mitigated many properties such as schools, large factories, residential complexes, hotels, and hospitals in the Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo areas and surrounding communities.

Having a trusted restoration contract with the experience, expertise, equipment and resources locally will reduce the deployment time and allow mitigation services to start faster. Especially with larger commercial and institutional properties water damage in structures can happen from countless sources and become a hazardous situation for many affected individuals. Preparing for all these potential outcomes could be impossible but protecting your property and its contents during these emergencies does not have to be. Our SERVPRO® of Guelph commercial water loss teams are the most prepared for water loss incidents, as this is among the most common of callouts that our team must respond to throughout the area.

We are structural drying specialists, able to mitigate your loss quickly and implement the right equipment and tools to correct saturation and water exposure.

With a 24/7 response to water damage emergencies, our SERVPRO® team can help your Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo area businesses to avoid costly repairs. Though we have a full-service contracting division capable of helping in reconstruction efforts and in other areas where repair could be necessary, it is our focus to restore before replacement when possible. 

Our customers have looked to our expertise and training to help restore their properties after water damage has occurred. These situations can be devastating for our community, so it is vital to work quickly to mitigate the loss and reduce the amount of time your students, customers, patients, residence, and workers are displaced.

SERVPRO® of Guelph is a one-stop shop for water restoration services.

When water damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.  

SERVPRO® of Guelph is available 24/7/365 by calling (519) 837-8787

SERVPRO: Here To Help

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® is committed to assisting our commercial partners with any COVID-19 breakout that may occur within the coming weeks and months. We have been training staff and sub trades with current protocols as well following the recommendation from our Federal and Provincial Governments along with Health Canada and the World Health Organization. 

In this time of uncertainty, SERVPRO® will continue to provide emergency services and work with our customers on repairs according to their comfort levels. SERVPRO® will continue to monitor recommendations set forth and will inform our staff and sub trades on any additional changes in the way we complete business interactions.

As all our businesses adjust and change during this unprecedent times, SERVPRO® understand the worry and stress a disaster can have on our customers during regular times but even more so during this national pandemic. As this pandemic warrants extra precautions of social distancing, we have taken measures in ensuring that our regular services of restoration and repairs do not falter. We are doing all we can to be diligently safe when it comes to connecting with others, through consistent hand washing, facemask-wearing and additional PPE safety equipment that provides further distancing in contact between our workers and your clients.

SERVPRO® will maintain our24/7/365 call service to provide peace of mind for any Fire, Water, Sewage, Wind, Vandalism or any other emergency call.

If you have the need for any service within your own operations as it relates to the COVID-19 breakout, know that SERVPRO® will be there to assist.

SERVPRO® thanks you for your continued support and confidence in us. We look forward to safely serving your clients in their time of need!

SERVPRO® Here to Help

519-837-8787

Has Your Commercial Property Suffered A Loss?

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Guelph Count on the Professionals, Call SERVPRO Guelph...

At SERVPRO® of Guelph we know that time is money, and when you suffer a loss at your commercial property, it is important to move as quickly as possible to minimize the disruption to your business and loss of revenue. Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges, and our crews have the know-how and the expertise to tackle those challenges with unique solutions. No job is the same, and we understand that, which means that your job will be handled with the utmost care and consideration. We strive to return your commercial property back to normal and make it “Like it never even happened."

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

We know your commercial building will require a professional restoration company. SERVPRO® of Guelph has the most resources, experience and trained personnel to restore commercial properties in Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding communities. Know that SERVPRO® of Guelph will respond 24/7/365 to mitigate the property and restore it as quickly as possible so you can get back to business. Call (519) 837-8787

Are You Disaster Ready?

1/16/2022 (Permalink)

Disaster Restoration Make sure you are Disaster Ready!

SERVPRO® of Guelph believes having a plan in place with the customers prior to a disaster, will give you the opportunity to understand the process, expectations, know the team you will be working with prior to the event happening.

Our SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile allows you to create individual ready profiles for your properties. Having all your critical information within the app will give your access to the information anywhere and the ability to share it with key team members.

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage

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 SERVPRO® of Guelph as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

– You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by that has worked with you to understand and learn about your property and business prior to a loss.

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.”

Call SERVPRO® of Guelph at (519) 837-8787 to learn more about your free ERP, or visit https://ready.SERVPRO.com/

Let SERVPRO Get Your Business Running Again!

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Guelph Large Loss Fire Damage Guelph

Flooding and water damage events in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, regular operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Guelph

SERVPRO specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property

Is Your Sewer Drain Blocked?

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Backed up sewers can cause thousands of dollars in damage to floors, electrical systems, walls, etc. Learn about the most common causes of sewer backups, and what you as a commercial property owner can do urge your residents or your co-workers of steps to take to ensure there are no sewer line. Be aware of these four things that may be an indicator you have a sewer problem.

Odors:

Be aware of any odor around drains. If after clearing a clog you smell sewer gas, you may want to call a plumber for an inspection, as strong sewer smells can be an indicator of issues further in the line. 

Clogged Drains :

A blocked sewer will not only cause unpleasant odors to occur in your building, but the blocked pipe can also cause frequent clogging of your drains and toilets. This problem may also cause sewer backups into your facility. 

Indentations in Landscaping:

Also, while you may not have any clogging issues, it is still possible that your sewer lines have failed. Pipe breaks may cause indentations in your landscaping, like divots in the lawn. If the break is severe enough, it is possible that sewage is leaking into the grounds of your property. Eventually, this can also lead to a sewage backup in your building. 

Deformations in Landscaping:

In addition to indentations in the lawn, you may notice perpetual puddling in certain areas. You may also see that areas of your parking lot have sunken or cracked along with sidewalks. Depending on how close the break is to your building, you may even notice cracks in the foundation. These issues often require the expertise of a disaster restoration specialist to resolve, which depending on your insurance policy may be covered. Be proactive! Here are two things to do on a day to day basis to ensure there are no sewer problems for you and your commercial property. 

  • Properly dispose of grease.

Cooking oil should never go into the drain. You should let the grease cool off and then dispose of in the garbage can.

  • Properly dispose of paper products.

Paper towels, feminine hygiene products, cloth diapers, and hygienic wipes, etc. do not deteriorate quickly and can become a major problem.

Has Your Commercial Property Suffered A Loss?

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

1-800 SERVPRO - image of big SERVPRO tent outside We will restore your property to preloss condition!

At SERVPRO® of Guelph we know that time is money, and when you suffer a loss at your commercial property, it is important to move as quickly as possible to minimize the disruption to your business and loss of revenue. Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges, and our crews have the know-how and the expertise to tackle those challenges with unique solutions. No job is the same, and we understand that, which means that your job will be handled with the utmost care and consideration. We strive to return your commercial property back to normal and make it “Like it never even happened."

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

We know your commercial building will require a professional restoration company. SERVPRO® of Guelph has the most resources, experience and trained personnel to restore commercial properties in Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding communities. Know that SERVPRO® of Guelph will respond 24/7/365 to mitigate the property and restore it as quickly as possible so you can get back to business. Call (519) 837 8787

SERVPRO of Guelph is Here to Help

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

In your city, HERE TO HELP SERVPRO of Guelph is Here to Help

SERVPRO® of Guelph provides essential services and we want to help other essential services keep their employees and customers safe.

We provide remediation of fire, storm, and water damage, as well as mitigation of biohazards such as mold, and viruses like COVID-19.

Call us at (519)837-8787 or reach us online for a thorough cleaning and disinfection. SERVPRO of Guelph has the training, equipment, and the hospital-grade products that meet standards set by Canadian Public Health.

SERVPRO of Guelph recommends to:

  • Learn who is at higher risk for getting a severe form of COVID-19
  • Wear a face covering and obey rules set by your local region
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available 

Remember that we are Here to Help®

Here to Help Your Business Get Back To Business

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

In your city, HERE TO HELP Helping Your Business, Helping Our Community

This global pandemic crisis caused by COVID-19 has taken away many of the social activities that we as Canadians enjoy, but it will not last forever. When businesses reopen, people will be ready to socialize, dine, and enjoy all the activities that they used to. SERVPRO® of Guelph wants to help businesses get back to business. We have years of experience cleaning biological contaminants and viruses similar to COVID-19 and we use Public Health approved hospital-grade cleaning products.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

We follow the Canadian Public Health Association recommendations and adhere to their strict protocols for cleaning and disinfecting both porous and nonporous surfaces. They recommend the routine cleaning of all high-touch surfaces including:

  • Tables
  • Phones
  • Remotes
  • Handles
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Countertops
  • Desks
  • Keyboards
  • Bathroom fixtures
  • Common areas

SERVPRO Technicians are Uniquely Prepared

Our highly trained professionals are required to undergo rigorous initial and ongoing specialty cleaning training and we are uniquely positioned to respond to any biological cleaning need. When you are ready to get back to business, SERVPRO® of Guelph wants to help.  Our team is specialty trained to provide the highest level of commercial cleaning and restoration services. Call us today at 9519) 837-8787. We’ll clean and restore your business in Guelph “Like it never even happened.”