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Commercial- Fire safety

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

 Clean up your act

 Business fires can result from a number of things, including the accumulation of combustible clutter and hazardous chemicals like oil and paint thinner. Keep combustibles and hazardous materials out of your business by doing regular cleanups before accidents happen.

 Keep an eye on areas that could produce a fire hazard, such as storing flammable chemicals in hot areas like the kitchen or near other flammable objects, like paper towels.

 Keep combustible materials at least 18 inches away from heat sources like stoves.

 When using harmful chemicals, be sure to wear gloves and a lab coat that is free of holes or tears.

 Rebound with proper fire safety practices.

 After refurbishing, go over the following fire safety tips to ensure continued protection for your employees and building:

 Keep your eyes peeled for faulty electrical wiring, which is a common cause of office fires.

 Install fire sprinkler systems to cover entire floors in case of fires.

 Make sure your employees know where the exit routes are and have regular fire drills for employees to practice evacuating.

Know who to call for clean up if a fire does happen.  SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ Southeast Vallejo is here to help. 925/372-7234

Commercial Water Damage

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ Southeast Vallejo is here to help. 925/372-7234

What to do if your business has a water damage:

 Identify the source of water damage. Water leaks and intrusions can happen in many places. Some common areas to check are pipes or holes in your roof or walls. You can also work with a local plumber to help identify the source.

 If necessary, shut off the water main. If you have a leaking or burst pipe, shut off the water main to prevent more damage.

Immediately contact your insurance company.

Notify your insurance company about the water damage as soon as possible. It’s a good idea to also document the damage with photos.

Find a restoration team. You can work with your insurer to find a company specializing in commercial water damage repair. If there’s extensive damage, there may be an emergency service for water extraction or mold remediation available for your business.

SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ Southeast Vallejo is that team!

Smoke & Soot

6/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ Southeast Vallejo 925/372-7234  24hrs 7days a week here to help!

Property damage caused by fire may be more extensive than it seems, as smoke and soot spread around the premises settling on surfaces that weren’t even affected by a fire. The negative effects of smoke and soot get worse every hour after the firefighters put out the fire; in several weeks, some of them are already irreversible. This is why delaying with fire damage restoration substantially drives its costs.  

Keep in mind that trying to clean up the fire damage on your own to save precious time is not a good idea either. Entering the affected structures without specialized protective equipment may be dangerous. Moreover, wiping or cleaning residues you can smear them, so you will make matters worse.

 It’s best to call the professionals if you find yourself in this position the ones to call hands down are SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ Southeast Vallejo at 925/372-7234 at your service all day every day!

Getting your business back in business

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

Getting your business back in business SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo can help! 925/372-7234

Your insurance company should help you find a reputable water damage cleanup and restoration company, SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ Southeast Vallejo works with many insurance companies. Get estimates from a few licensed commercial plumbers. Be aware, however, that your insurance may cover cleanup but may not cover repair of the pipe. It all depends on your policy as such, it’s better to determine what your policy covers before an emergency by discussing it with who holds your policy.

Commercial property owners need mitigation of water damage, repair, and restoration to be completed fast, so tenants can get back to business quickly. But don’t let speed compromise safety. Make sure that the cleanup is adequate to prevent mold from developing. SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ Southeast Vallejo knows how to get you back to normal ,also be sure that pipes are repaired and any damage to electrical systems is repaired before turning the water back on and allowing tenants to return.

Commercial Water

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ Southeast Vallejo knows how to dry out your business 925/372-7234

A burst pipe in a commercial building can cause damage on a grander scale compared to a pipe that bursts in a residential home. Protect your business by learning what to do if a pipe bursts in your commercial building.


 The best remedy for a burst pipe is not to have one happen at all. Make sure pipes in unheated or outdoor areas are adequately insulated. Inspect pipes regularly for cracks and small leaks, and don’t ignore them. Small leaks can waste hundreds of gallons of water, and if left undiscovered, destroy carpets, floors, drywall, and electronic equipment.

It’s critical to address a burst pipe immediately. Know where your water shut off valves, electrical box and water heaters are before an emergency. In case of a burst pipe, shut off the water and the electricity to any affected part of the building. Turn on faucets and flush toilets to drain pipes and relieve pressure. If hot water is leaking, turn off the valve of the water heater and any hot water heating systems to keep them from running while empty, as this could damage the systems. Remove electronics and other furnishings that are in danger of water damage and evacuate affected tenants until the problem is resolved. Part of your disaster recovery plan should include a phone call to SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ Southeast Vallejo at 925/372-7234

Commercial Fire

5/27/2022 (Permalink)

If you’ve had a fire at your business SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo can help! 925/372-7234

As you focus on the growth and prosperity of your business, it’s important not to overlook safeguards such as fire protection insurance.

Though there are times when loss from fire is unavoidable, you can take preventative steps to protect your business. Here’s what you need to know about workplace fires:

Plan Ahead

Every business owner hopes the day will never come when they’ll be faced with a total loss from fire or other means. However, this has been the reality for countless entrepreneurs through the years.

That’s why it’s important to put in place an emergency plan complete with evacuation considerations. Make sure all employees know where fire extinguishers and other safety items are located. Communicate with your team a safe meeting spot where everyone can be accounted for following the incident.

It’s also wise to reach out for expert advice. For instance,SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/Southeast Vallejo can walk you through the process of getting your business back in business.

Commercial Water Intrusion

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage may go undetected longer than residential damage. It is also often more complex due to the size of commercial buildings. If the cause of water damage is caught early on most problems can be prevented.

A leaky roof can damage to the ceiling, cause mildew or mold damage and can also compromise the integrity of the structure. Make sure windows are properly sealed.

Inspect HVAC system for wear. Check foundation for cracks and proper drainage. Sprinkler systems should be inspected regularly for leaks or moisture.  

Check the foundation of the building for any cracks that may be letting water in. Be sure there is adequate drainage sloping away from the structure.

One of the most common effects of water damage in commercial buildings is mold and mildew build-up. It only takes 24-48 hours of exposure to water damage before these dangerous microorganisms start growing.

When your commercial property has been affected by water damage call the professionals right away. SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo is here to help.

Clean Workplaces

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Has your office been closed up for a while?

Looking to get your employees back in the office? Perhaps you’d like to start the new year off fresh?

SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo can help! Let us come in and do a thorough wipe down of the common areas. Get the dust off the desks! We can clean upholstery & flooring too.

Maybe someone had left their lunch in their desk or refrigerator and it’s now rotten and smelling up the place? SERVPRO also offers deodorization services.

We offer many cleaning services to fit your needs.

Now is a great time to schedule services so that you can enjoy the holidays and the potential re-opening of our workplaces.

SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo is here to help our community in any way we can.

Give us a call with your concerns and we will take care of the rest! 925-372-7234

Does your business need a thorough cleaning and disinfecting?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo can help.

We will develop a plan to determine what needs to be cleaned and how the areas will be disinfected.

Frequently touched surfaces and objects like light switches and doorknobs will need to be cleaned and then disinfected to further reduce the risk of germs on surfaces and objects.

Cleaning refers to the removal of dirt and impurities, including germs, from surfaces. Cleaning alone does not kill germs. But by removing the germs, it decreases their number and therefore any risk of spreading infection.

Disinfecting works by using chemicals, for example EPA-registered disinfectants, to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs. But killing germs remaining on a surface after cleaning further reduces any risk of spreading infection.

Carpets and upholstery can be cleaned using an EPA approved disinfectant and hot water extraction.

If you would like to schedule a cleaning of your business give us a call at 925-372-7234

Commercial Properties

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial real estate office properties include single-tenant buildings, small professional buildings, skyscrapers, and everything in between. Buildings are classified into three categories: Class A, Class B, or Class C.

Class A buildings are often newer buildings but may be old buildings that have been extensively renovated. Class A buildings are usually in prime locations with good access and are professionally managed.

 Class B buildings are usually well-maintained and well-managed, but infrastructure may need some capital investment. They are often targeted by investors, because while they may be older, they have the potential for a high return on investment through renovation and improvements.

 Class C buildings are older and often in need of extensive renovation and updates. They usually have lower rental rates to compensate for the lower quality office space. Class C buildings are often vacant longer than higher-classed buildings and can be targeted for redevelopment opportunities.

 Office space in commercial real estate is not restricted to metropolitan areas; suburban office buildings dot the landscape everywhere there are residences to support them. These buildings are usually mid-rise structures, located outside the city center and into the suburbs. Office complexes are also included in this category of commercial real estate.

Using Backup Generators

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Choosing the Right Backup Generator - Business Owners

 Identify essential systems and equipment – What do you need to keep your business operating?

Some systems may only be needed during business hours, such as lights, computers, ventilation system, and other office equipment. Other systems and equipment may need to operate continuously such as alarm systems, refrigerators and freezers, sump pumps and sprinkler systems.

Choose the generator’s fuel source

Backup generators are typically powered by either diesel fuel or natural gas. Talk with your utility company or another informed consultant who knows what kind of generator may be needed based on the building’s specifications.

Choose the generator’s size

Generators must be sized to either handle the full electric load of the building, or with an automated or manual transfer switch to prevent the generator from overloading.

Determine any utility requirements or building codes

Before you purchase or rent a generator, ask your utility company and local building departments if they have regulations that govern the use of emergency power equipment. Generators should be installed by qualified technicians in accordance with all regulations and codes.

Emergency Plan in the Workplace

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have a plan in place in case of an emergency at your workplace?

In the initial minutes of an emergency the first actions taken are critical. Prompt warnings to others to evacuate, shelter or lockdown can save lives. Knowing what information to relay to emergency dispatchers will help get the right responders and equipment to you.

The first priority of an emergency is life safety. The second is to stabilize the incident. Many actions can be taken to stabilize the incident and minimize potential damage. First aid, use of fire extinguishers, containment of small chemical spills all can help in preventing further damages. Having employees trained in first aid and who can perform CPR can be lifesaving. Employees who have knowledge of the building and its process systems can help if there is a leak or electrical malfunction and can help minimize damage.

A risk assessment should be done to identify potential emergency scenarios. It will help to determine what resources are needed and to help develop plans and procedures to prepare your business. Developing an emergency plan protects employees, visitors, contractors and anyone else on the premises.  One part of the plan should include “protective actions for safety” which includes building evacuations, sheltering from severe weather such as tornadoes, and shelter in place from an exterior airborne hazard.

Some weather events are forecast hours ahead of their arrival, providing valuable time to protect your facility. An established plan and resources should be on hand to prepare the facility.  The plan should also include a process for damage assessment, salvage, protection of undamaged property and cleanup.

Emergency Ready Program

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Most people have a plan in place at their home in case of an emergency, but what about your place of business? Do you know what to do in case of a water line breaking? Or perhaps there is a gas leak? If you are not there can you direct someone else to turn off the utilities?

SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo is here to offer a free Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

Within our app you will have the following information along with photos:

  • Employee & Emergency Contacts
  • Utility contacts and shut off locations
  • Primary Contact Information
  • Insurance Carrier Information
  • Property Overview
  • Building Access Info

We find that an ERP also benefits SERVPRO because we become more familiar with your property and therefore, can respond faster, mitigating secondary damage.

If you are interested in learning more how we can help prepare your business in case of an emergency give us a call at 925-372-7234

We are Highly Recommended

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

We here at SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/SE Vallejo have built a great rapport with our community and previous customers. So great that we are highly recommended throughout our territory. Not just for the great job we do, but for the friendly, professional staff we have. From the crew to the office, you will be treated with respect and kindness. The photo you see here is from a job that is a great example to what we mean. This is a photo of a commercial water loss we handled, and it was all thanks to a reference from a previous customer recommending us to the property owner of this tutoring facility.

Since this job, the property owner has called us to help with all other restoration and cleaning jobs he needs done.

Once you find the right company, why go elsewhere? So find us and stick with us. You will not regret it!

Pigeon Problems at a Local Warehouse

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

This is only a glimpse of the damage done. Bad birdies!

This was an interesting job for us. We received a call from a local warehouse owner letting us know they needed a deep clean. This was not like any deep clean we normally do. The owner explained that pigeons had found a way into the warehouse and made it a home for themselves. At first it was a few, then more pigeons got wind of the new inside hangout and decided to join also. That is when employees and owner realized there was a problem and a huge mess. The birds dropped feces and urine in the areas they'd settled into, after time, those areas were covered as more pigeons had joined. This was definitely a job we could take on as we are the Pros of cleaning and restoration. After the birds were cleared out, we got the job done! Made it as if no pigeons had ever even gotten in! 

Flooded Office

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

This office was flooded unfortunately due to a broken fire sprinkler that leaked water all through Friday night, all of Saturday, and all day Sunday until Sunday night, when they finally discovered that there was a leak. As you can see, it was bad. Good thing there is a company that they can trust to get the job done as soon as the emergency call is made and as quickly and efficiently as possible, SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/SE Vallejo! We received the call Sunday night and were on scene right away. It was a lot of work to extract all the water and took a lot of equipment to get it all dry but it was done in no time. The owner of the office was very pleased at how quickly we arrived and how attentive we were to them and their needs. 


9/28/2018 (Permalink)

In the event that your office building or business needs restoration services, we are the ones to call! We are ready to come in and get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can get back to business. With our considerate, respectful, professional, and of course, awesome team members, you will most definitely be left satisfied from the moment you call the office to the final day of completion. We here at SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/ SE Vallejo know no one wants to go through the headache of dealing with these types of losses, that is why we are here to help save the day. From a general cleaning to a fire loss, keep us in mind if you need help.

SERVPRO of Benicia/ Martinez/ SE Vallejo


High Rise Safety

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

People working in a high-rise building need to think ahead and be prepared in the event of a fire. It is important to know the fire safety features in your building and work together with neighbors to help keep the building as fire-safe as possible.

  •  For the best protection, select a fully sprinklered building. If your building is not sprinklered, ask management to consider installing a sprinkler system.
  • Meet with your building manager to learn about the fire safety features in your building (fire alarms, sprinklers, voice communication procedures, evacuation plans and how to respond to an alarm).
  • Know the locations of all available exit stairs from your floor in case the nearest one is blocked by fire or smoke.
  • Make sure all exit, and stairwell doors are clearly marked, not locked or blocked by security bars and clear of clutter.
  • If there is a fire, pull the fire alarm on your way out to notify the fire department and your neighbors.
  • If the fire alarm sounds, feel the door before opening and close all doors behind you as you leave. If it is hot, use another way out. If it is cool, leave by the nearest way out.
  • If an announcement is made throughout the building, listen carefully and follow directions.
  • Use the stairs to get out. Typically, you should not use the elevator unless directed by the fire department. Some buildings are being equipped with elevators intended for use during an emergency. These types of elevators will clearly be marked that they are safe to use in the event of an emergency.

Flooded Office

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

That is not a polished floor showing the reflection of the lights , that is a flooded carpet!

Imagine walking into work and discovering this. Carpets completely soaked and flooded with at least 2 inches of water. This office was flooded due to a main pipe line being disassembled and not put back together. The pipe line was on the roof so all the water came in through the roof near the main entrance and continued to leak all night, causing the entire building to flood. Some areas flooded worse than others. Fortunately, they knew what company arrives faster to any disaster. SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/SE Vallejo of course! We loaded up all of our equipment, nearly clearing our shelves, sent our production crew, and began our water restoration services.

If you ever have an accident such as this, never fear, SERVPRO Benicia/Martinez/SE Vallejo is here! Give us a call, we are ready to help!

Detention Facility - Bio Job

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

There was hazardous waste in an intake room of this facility. The hazardous waste brought in by an inmate resulted in a overdoses and fatalities in this intake room. It is tragic that these things happen , and hard to have to clean up. In these situations always keep in mind that you can call SERVPRO Benicia/Martinez/SE Vallejo to do the dirty work for you. We take pride in helping our customers, it's what we do! No matter the circumstances, we are here to help with your restoration needs. From a small carpet clean to a Bio clean , SERVPRO is the company to call.

SERVPRO of Benicia / Martinez / Southeast Vallejo provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency. Have Questions? Call Us Today – (925) 372-7234

Pressure Washing

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Make your deck look new again.

Commercial Properties:

We offer our commercial property owners comprehensive power washing solutions. No two businesses are alike. That’s why we provide the tailored commercial services that will fulfill your needs. Shopping malls, banks, restaurants and convenience stores typically require unique services at different times. We take pride in offering flexible service plans and scheduling to accommodate your needs.
Let us keep your business looking picture perfect. We always ensure that our work is implemented at a time that will minimize interference with your business operations. What’s more, our team will always come to your property with the specialized commercial services equipment needed to complete the task and provide professional results.

Call SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo to schedule an appointment for us to take a look at your property and see what other services we can provide.

Hotel & Motel Safety

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Vacations and business travel make hotels and motels our home away from home. It is just as important to be prepared and know what you would do in a hotel/motel emergency as it is in your own home.

Be Safe When Traveling!

  • Choose a hotel/motel that is protected by both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system.
  • When you check in, ask the front desk what the fire alarm sounds like.
  • When you enter your room, review the escape plan posted in your room.
  • Take the time to find the exits and count the number of doors between your room and the exit.
  • Keep your room key by your bed and take it with you if there is a fire. 
  • If the alarm sounds, leave right away, closing all doors behind you. Use the stairs-never use elevators during a fire.
  • If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit.

: Restoring Your Benicia/Martinez/Vallejo Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

Water and outside debris from a busted fire hydrant filled the hall and offices in this Martinez commercial building.

Flooding and water damage events at Benicia/Martinez/Vallejo 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 Benicia/Martinez/Vallejo

SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Vallejo 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.