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Coronavirus Cleaning Services

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew SERVPRO is here to help disinfect, sanitize and clean your home and business!

As we are learning new developments about the Coronavirus COVID-19, we must do our part and take advised measures to flatten the curve and protect ourselves and the ones we love.  

Need Specialized Cleaning Services? 

Call Us Today 818-730-1434

SERVPRO of Southwest Bakersfield professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

Our professionals are trained to perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for the cleanup process, and disposal of waste.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

    • Kitchen/Food Areas
    • Bathrooms
    • Schools/Classrooms
    • Offices
    • Retail Spaces
    • Water Fountains
    • Shelving/Racks
    • Sales Counters
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Stair Handrails
    • Elevator Cars
    • Playground Equipment
    • Fitness Equipment

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), here are 10 key indicators of Coronavirus symptoms which can appear two to two weeks after exposure:

  1. Shortness of Breath
  2. Fever
  3. Dry Cough
  4. Chills and Body Aches
  5. Sudden Confusion
  6. Digestive Issues
  7. Pink Eye
  8. Loss of Smell and Taste
  9. Fatigue
  10. Headache, Sore Throat, Congestion

It is important to consult your medical provider if you develop any severe or concerning symptoms.  

Tips from the CDC on stopping the spread of germs is to:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth.
  • When in public, wear a cloth face covering over your mouth and nose.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touch objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

As a vendor of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, we are always here to help the community. For more information about our services, please contact our Executive Vice President of Sales, Genna Grinblat at Genna@SERVPROwestcoast.com or at 818-730-1434.  Let us know how we can help. 

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Prepared for Any Size Disaster

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Truck Fleet Our crews can handle any disaster at any magnitude, so never be afraid to call.

While everything is going well, and no disaster is on the horizon, take proactive steps to manage the potential risk disaster could bring your commercial property. Take time to establish a working relationship with a commercial emergency restoration management company, such as SERVPRO, that you may need in the future. Here are some things to look for when you are shopping around.

  • Are they a 24 hour emergency response team? If 25/8 was a thing SERVPRO is on it, never be afraid to call us because we will be there.
  • Do they work with your insurance? Of course, we want you to be covered so we will do our part to help you and communicate with all parties involved.
  • Are they safe and reliable? Absolutely, we hold team meetings every morning to go over a new or refresher topic of safety to keep everyone reliable and aware.
  • Do they have expert technicians and the experience? All of our technicians and office staff are IICRC trained and have continual training to ensure they are up to date and aware of all possible losses.
  • Will they update you and keep your file safe? Yes, we promise daily updates to both you and your insurance company so you will never be in the dark.

These are all great questions to have and to ask. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield can guarantee that you will be satisfied with us as your primary commercial disaster response team because we know we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

The Best in Commercial Restoration

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Solution Graphic SERVPRO of Sw Bakersfield is the best in our class.

Even if it seems like everything is going well, and no disaster is on the horizon, you and your company should be taking proactive steps to manage the potential risk that a disaster could bring your commercial property. Take time to establish a working relationship with a commercial emergency restoration management company, such as SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield, that you may need in the future. Here are some things to look for when you are shopping around and don't know where to start.

  • Are they a 24-hour emergency response team? If 25/8 was a thing SERVPRO is on it, never be afraid to call us because we will be there.
  • Do they work with your insurance? Of course, we want you to be covered so we will do our part to help you and communicate with all parties involved.
  • Are they safe and reliable? Absolutely, we hold team meetings every morning to go over a new or refresher topic of safety to keep everyone reliable and aware.
  • Do they have expert technicians and the experience? All of our technicians and office staff are IICRC trained and have continual training to ensure they are up to date and aware of all possible losses.
  • Will they update you and keep your file safe? Yes, we promise daily updates to both you and your insurance company so you will never be in the dark.

These are all great questions to have and to ask along with many others. Never be afraid to ask too many questions. At SERVPRO we can guarantee that you will be satisfied with us as your primary commercial disaster response team because we know we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

We Are Your Neighborhood Large Loss Response Team

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Crews Cleaning up a Commercial Spot after a Fire Commercial jobs are just as important as residential.

SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield has been deemed as a Large Loss Reponse Team (LLRT) which means we have the capability to handle any size loss. Within the last few months we have had the opportunity to work with large companies all over Southern California. With this title it allows us to really make a difference on corporations and businesses that need to get back to operating hours quickly. But just because we have these opportunities doesn't mean we can or could forget about our other claims, we understand the importance and clients needs to get back to a normal life quickly no matter the size of their damage. You can always trust that SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is reliable and will make it "Like it never even happened."

Large Loss Response Team

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

School Auditorium mid fire loss Large Loss isn't just commercial buildings, it's also schools and buildings within your community.

SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT) which means we can handle just about any size of job we are given. The purpose of the LLRT is to have Franchises pre-qualified to handle Large Losses for the Commercial Large Loss Division. SERVPRO requires that Large Loss Response Teams to be detailed and complete all jobs thoroughly, as well as have the performance capabilities to perform to corporate standards. Within the last few months SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks has completed a handful of commercial jobs with our Large Loss Response Team. This includes highly trained technicians, detail oriented office personnel, and hard work around the clock. Most of the time Large Loss jobs are commercial clients that need to get back to business ASAP, SERVPRO is well aware of the time crunch business owners are on to open back up their doors.

3 Ways to Prepare for Commercial Water Damage

10/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Building in Bakersfield It's good to always have a plan.

When you own a business, you have a bit of pressure on your shoulders to protect your assets as well as the assets and information of your clients. Here are some ways to protect yourself from a commercial water damage on your property.

  • Computer Backups – the most necessary thing you can do!
  • Plastic and Metal Filings – sometimes computers aren’t reliable and having paper backups can save you in case computers can’t be saved.
  • Dehumidifier and Ventilation – this can help with microbial growth problems later on after a water damage and keeps your office air dry.

There isn’t a guarantee that you will always be safe from water damage but if you are prepared it can make the headache a lot easier. When it’s time always call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield, we understand that you need to get back into business quick and we will work with you to make that happen. Keeping not only you but your customers satisfied!

Emergency Readiness Profile

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Description of our Emergency Readiness Profile A little bit of information to further your knowledge about ERP's.

Emergency Readiness Profile, better known as an ERP, provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. You can never be too prepared when it comes to your business and wanting to protect it, and we want to help you protect it as well.

SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield offers personalized ERP's to both residential and commercial clients. By developing and utilizing at ERP you are able to minimize business interruption and have an immediate plan of action. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield Services

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO

Yes, We Do Than Water & Fire Restoration and Mold Remediation... But we do a whole lot more!

Most people know that SERVPRO handles fire and water damage clean-up and restoration as well as mold remediation. Our 1-4-8 service standard says that we commit to responding to a call from an insurance carrier or call into the Call Center within 1 hour, be on scene in 4 hours and have an update to your insurance carrier within 8 hours to report on the condition of the loss. Because of this SERVPRO is one of the fastest and most trusted restoration companies in America!  SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is a locally owned franchise and we go even further and try to respond to your calls in Bakersfield and surrounding areas within 30 minutes and be on scene within 1 to 2 hours!

Water Damage Clean-Up

Water damage issues are an extremely time sensitive problem. Water damage clean-up costs generally average between $1000 to $4000 depending on the area affected and the length in time it takes for a professional to get on scene to start the clean-up. Additionally, the longer an area stays wet, the higher the chance that mold will surface and become a problem. That causes a significant increase to the cost of the clean-up as well as the time it takes to restore your home or business to its original condition. We use the best equipment and most innovative approaches to dry out water damage issues quicker than anyone else. Along with being on scene within 1 to 2 hours, this experience gives us the best chance to keep your water damage losses to a minimum! Our dry out times are generally within 2 to 3 days for a project that it would take most companies 4 to 5 days. Our goal is to have a dry out completed within 48 hours.

Fire Damage Clean-Up

Our 24-Hour Emergency service provides you with the peace of mind that if your crock pot (or slow cooker) causes an electrical fire in the middle of the night, we can be there in a flash to get working on cleaning up any time of the day or night so you can get back to living your life as quickly as possible! According to the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration and Certification) “Ash and smoke, if left unhindered, will cause extensive corrosion, etching and discoloration, not to mention lingering powerful odors.” The IICRC requires it’s registrants to take extensive coursework in fire restoration techniques before they are certified. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield are IICRC certified For Fire, Water clean-up and mold remediation.

Mold Remediation

There are over 100,000 different types of mold spores! We breathe them into our lungs every day. Most people don’t know that all types of mold aren’t bad. In fact, there are only a handful of those mold spore types that are actually hazardous. The MBL (Mold & Bacteria Consulting Laboratories) lists hazardous mold types in three categories. You can see these categories and their definitions here: https://www.moldbacteria.com/mold-types.html. It is important to make sure that when you are taking care of mold in your home or business that you are using experts who have extensive training in how to identify different mold types and how to eradicate them to protect your structure and your health. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield technicians are IICRC certified for mold remediation and have been trusted to help hundreds home and businesses owners in the Bakersfield and surrounding areas take care of their mold problems for over 13 years!

But wait!... There’s More!

In addition to what you already know about Did you know that SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield also Provides the following Services?

Large Loss Disaster Recovery

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Large Loss Response

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO of Reno Southwest, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • Hospitals

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Here locally we helped the cleanup after a fire at a popular pistachio warehouse. We cleaned up the smoke and soot and helped them get up and running again very quickly.

Call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield for any commercial disaster.

Commercial Disaster Help

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Help Arrives

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. So when you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield offers fast, 24 hour emergency services, 365 days per year.

At SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield we 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, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

We are here to help in any way possible to get you back into doing what you do best, serving your customers. Just like our tagline states "Like it never even happened."

Tips on Cleaning and Organizing Workspaces

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Clean Desk

Divide Your Workspace Into Zones:

Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions. You may require a workspace for your computer, a library area for your research, a storage area for supplies and a filing area for your archives. This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space.

Keep Only What You Need at Arm’s Length:

Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go. Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. Supplies, paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you’ve established for them.

Sort Your Catch-All Drawer:

Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands. Go through the drawer every six weeks and clear out anything that is out of place or isn’t being used.

Eliminate Digital Clutter:

Digital clutter can be just as stressful as physical clutter. Organize digital files and your e-mail inbox just as you would paper files – with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders. Also, keep the icons on your desktop to a bare minimum, and trade in sticky notes on your monitor of calendar reminders.

Create A Daily Paper System:

Consider creating hanging files or baskets labeled “To Read,” “To Do,” and “To File.” Establish set days for each, so that you don’t get behind or feel the overwhelming need to do everything at once.

Disinfect Regularly:

Prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, food stains and fingerprints. Wipe down your desk, phone, keyboard, and monitor once a week with disinfecting wipes.

Tips provided by Forbes, The Dangers of a Messy Desk.

Clean Up Your Workspace

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Carpet Cleaning

Birds are chirping and the temperatures have warmed up – spring is finally here! Spring Cleaning is a tradition allowing us to freshen our environment and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. While many people deep clean their homes, this is also a great time to clean and organize your business.

SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield can help get your facility in tip top shape. In addition to air duct and HVAC cleaning, SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield's Professionals are trained to use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils hiding deep within your carpet, as well as focused stain removal and stain resistance applications. Other services include: upholstery and drapery cleaning, hard floor cleaning and care, and odor deodorization.

A clean environment is a healthy environment! Improve your living and work spaces this spring. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield has the tools to make your home or business sparkle in no time!

Bakersfield Office Building Water Damage

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Drying Out Structure

SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield was called out to an office building in downtown Bakersfield after a toilet had ran all night and left a large portion of the building with standing water. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield responded and had the water extracted and drying equipment placed before the doors opened for the day. Although it was very stressful for the managers, they were very appreciative of our quick response and compassion during this difficult process with minimal disruption to the busy morning. SERVPRO helped get the office functional enough to open for business.

Call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield at 661-326-8422 for any water damage needs. We respond 24/7 and our professional and well trained crew are ready for any emergency situations you may have.

Property Management

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield help with your rental properties.

At SERVPRO, our priority is returning damaged property and items to preloss condition.

Whether natural or man-made, a disaster at one of your client's facilities needs to be handled by experienced professionals who understand the importance of your tenants' safety. At SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield, our teams are experienced in helping manage both commercial and multi-family properties during the recovery process while maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants. Our professionals work hard and fast to minimize the interruption for your tenant's daily operations. SERVPRO is a reliable resource when an emergency occurs at your properties. SERVPRO responds fast and works with the property owner/property manager to get tenants back to their lives.

Call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield at 661-326-8422 for more information.

Retail Facilities

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield, our number one priority is getting your business back in operation as quickly as possible.

When disaster strikes your store, you need the expertise of a specialized team who is experienced in limited business interruption. At SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield, we are able to work around unaffected areas and after hours to allow you to continue your business operations. SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is experienced in working with retailers to make sure that all merchandise and structure materials are restored to preloss condition and you get back to normal retail operations.

Call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield for information or help with any disaster help at 661-326-8422. We are available 24/7 for all of your disaster needs and/or questions.

Restoring Your Bakersfield Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/26/2017 (Permalink)

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

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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

About SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield

SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield 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.

Torrential Rains in Bakersfield Cause Unexpected Water Damage

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the tools and resources to deal with water damage in your grocery store or other type of business.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Deal Successfully with Water Damage on an Every Day Basis


Areas that rarely see heavy rains find businesses unprepared when historic rainfall occurs. Paved areas around commercial buildings flood, causing water to enter commercial areas. Harm to inventory, structure, and contents needs a solution. SERVPRO has the equipment and the employees to manage unexpected water damage.
 
A wall of water caused by unusually heavy rains damages your Bakersfield grocery store. The vast parking areas around the supermarket had nothing in place to slow the flow of water pooling on the surfaces. Flat ingress and egress into and out of the store, built for ease of shopping carts full of wares, permitted several inches of water to encroach into your store. The industrial strength water extraction equipment we make available to our customers makes short work of these flood waters, minimizing the commercial water damage inside your store.
 
When water invades your retail space, you probably do not own the pumps or water extractors that prove essential to clear the moisture. Speedy removal and then effective drying are the keys to avoiding the secondary issues that arise when standing or seeping water infiltrates. Extracting the relatively clean rainwater fast means your inventory is unharmed and your fixtures, shelving, and cashier lanes sustain little lasting harm. SERVPRO has pumps and super-effective vacuums to remove the water swiftly. Air movers and dehumidifiers join the extraction equipment once standing water is gone. These powerful machines reduce the moisture content of the air and flooring, ensuring that collateral damage like microbial growth does not occur.
 
Wet, slippery floors create a hazard for your customers, but SERVPRO's drying specialists make certain these dangers do not result in harm. Rely on our well-trained teams of water damage technicians to take all the steps needed to clear away the wetness before actual water damage takes hold. As they dry the surface, our techs are also viewing the subflooring and tile or other surfaces for damage and saturation. If water made its way under the tiles, we have methods to pull the water with drying mats to be certain the floor remains free from warping.
 
Although it is a rare occurrence, SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is fully prepared for the water damage sustained heavy rains can do. Phone us at 661) 326-8422 to investigate the help we offer.