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Commercial Services to Make Your Business Shine | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

3/28/2023 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO employee in PPE prepping an area for cleaning Are you ready to have the cleanest business in town? Contact SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County for all your cleaning needs

SERVPRO is the industry leader when it comes to home restoration and recovery. We make sure homeowners struck by flooding, water damage or physical disasters of any type receive the attention and recovery they need, and that their restoration process is total.

But did you know we also offer the same services and more for businesses? You better believe we do.

We offer everything for business owners we provide for homeowners, and then some! What’s the “then some,” you ask? How about ultra-grade commercial cleaning, so you can present your best look to employees, customers and potential clients.

Commercial Services for Businesses of Any Size

Your business service is what you do best, and we make it our mission to help you keep your focus there, while we focus on cleaning and sanitizing your facilities. We do this everywhere, including:

Stores, supermarkets and retail spots. Give your customers the clean feeling that makes them feel good about coming in and spending some time.

Scholastic facilities and athletic venues. Regular cleaning by teachers and students, though certainly well-intended, is only getting rid of half the bacteria that resides on desks and chairs, and the numbers are even worse when we start talking about things like printers and computers. We can make it safer at schools by providing the kind of cleaning you only get from SERVPRO.

Healthcare facilities. Hospitals, nursing facilities and outpatient treatment centers require a high level of sanitation care, and we can provide it.

Resorts, hotels and casinos. When people are mingling and hospitality is key, we can help you make sure everything is clean and safe.

Restaurants and foodservice facilities. Whether you’re serving, preparing or manufacturing food products, you need a spotless, germ-free space, and we can make it happen.

Commercial complexes and managed properties. Anywhere people live, play or do business, we can improve the experience by providing a next-level cleaning.

When you’re ready to have the cleanest business in town, we’re ready to help. Contact your local SERVPRO to get the pros working on the cleaning so you can work on the work.

The Science of Drying: Commercial Property in Rockland County

3/2/2023 (Permalink)

Image of person working on a laptop with SERVPRO Drybook on the screen Call SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County for any commercial water damage loss.

Did you know? There is actually a science behind the process of drying? Having the knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water-damaged structure to its preloss condition. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry approved standards. This helps lower the chances of any secondary damages like mold growth. 

Here are the steps we will take to ensure your water damage restoration is handled correctly and efficiently to get your company back up and running.

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does it mean to help "speed up mother nature"? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material-but only if the air-is drier.  The only issue is that nature often takes too long and secondary damage such as mold may occur.

SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County has special equipment and tools to help dry hard wood floors, and hard to reach spaces inside walls. We use modern moisture monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process called DryBook to help speed the drying of your business. DryBook is a proprietary tool that provides real-time documentation and updates on the drying process. It helps ensure industry drying requirements are met. With DryBook Mobile, you have the ability to know exactly where your property is in the drying process. SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County has the training, equipment and technology to help make your water damage disaster "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Damage and Your Business | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

10/20/2022 (Permalink)

a zoomed in view of a wooden floor showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County are your local commercial restoration company. We will always be here to help clean up and get you back in business

Water damage can have a huge impact on business, and many times it begins right inside your building.

A leaking roof, burst pipe or failed sprinkler system can result in lost inventory, soaked floors or even closure of your building for an extended amount of time.

External natural causes can also be extremely damaging. Rockland County has experienced flooding from excessive rains, particularly in the spring and fall or after remnants of a hurricane have pushed in. We also have multiple small creeks and tributaries that often overflow when the weather turns wet.

Prepare your business beforehand in order to mitigate as much damage as possible. When you are prepared and an event does occur, you can start recovery quicker and with less overall stress.

Know Your Building’s Layout

In order to best be prepared, get to know your building really well. Learn the layout and where shutoff valves are so that you can move quickly if a plumbing failure or other leak occurs. You should be able to turn off the main water valve and the fire sprinkler system.

Educate your employees on how to do this as well, and make sure there are several people designated to respond to a water event in your emergency plans. Cutting off the source can save you from costly damages later.

Know the Types of Water Involved

If your building does experience a water disaster, it is crucial to identify the source so that you know the kind of water you are dealing with in order to handle the situation as safely as possible.

White water. White water originates from a plumbing failure and is typically considered safe to handle on your own. This kind of floodwater is not contaminated.

Gray water. When a toilet tank or sink drain overflows, it is called a gray water flood. This kind of water is contaminated but not toxic, so it is not considered dangerous to deal with.

Black water. A flood from a storm or a backed-up sewer typically contains contaminated, toxic water. This black water flooding should be handled by a professional only.

Take Action Quickly

During an event, make every attempt to identify the source of water and shut it off as quickly as possible. Create air flow and promote drying by opening any available windows or doors you can safely get to. Make sure everyone in your building is aware of the situation so they can avoid the area.

Once you have done everything you can to stop and mitigate the flooding, start documenting the damages. This can aid in your insurance claim, but it will also help you see areas that may need extra work in order to prevent another event from happening.

Remember to Be Patient

The water damage you can see is rarely the entire problem. Learn to check for hidden signs of deeper damage in order to address them quickly before things get worse. Buckled parts of the floor, moldy framing or soaked wall studs are all red flags that could mean there is more going on.

As soon as your business experiences a water event, call SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County. We can respond quickly with trained professionals and industry-leading equipment. We are ready to work with you and get restoration moving.

Drying up after a flooding event can take a week or more depending on how much water your building endured. Stay patient as our crew works on the cleaning and sanitation of your space. We will walk with you through every step, and your business will be up and running faster than you could have imagined.

When disaster strikes your commercial property, we’ll be there to help clean up and get you back in business quickly. Reach out 247 to get started!

How Damages Can Occur at Your Commercial Property | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

a large commercial building with extensive damage to roof and siding SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County is your local commercial disaster team. Contact us to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services.

Businesses propel our country forward, and they always have. We all likely utilize multiple businesses in a day, between work, play and shopping.

Business owners carry a big load each day managing the basic operations of a company. A disaster from either natural causes or other sources can be completely devastating.

Damage caused by natural weather events has been on the rise in the United States recently. Over the last five years, there has been an estimated $153 billion worth of damage annually, which represents a significant incline from previous periods.

With our intense snowfall over the winter that lasts well into what most would consider spring, it might be easy to forget that we also see large amounts of rainfall and severe thunderstorms.

This past May brought a round of severe storms that just barely missed our area. Even without being in the direct path of the worst part of the system, many of our neighborhoods saw high winds and lost power for several hours. We also picked up quite a bit of heavy rain in only a few hours, which made for a difficult commute home.

This round of severe weather should serve as a reminder to always be prepared for anything that Mother Nature can serve up, as well as any other disasters that may come our way. And as the old saying goes, “the more you know,” the better you can prepare.

<h2damage">Water Damage

Water and moisture are an extreme threat to businesses around the country. Water intrusions can stem from an external source like a flash flood or an overflowing river, or an internal source like an appliance failure. No matter where it comes from, water damage can be absolutely devastating.

Exterior flooding can result from heavy rains or snow melt and seep in through doors and the floor, where it can lead to foundation issues in your building.

If you have space outside your business, consider using your landscaping strategically to divert water away from your building. Extra dirt, mulch and flower beds can make a big difference in protecting your office.

Water damage can also occur from an interior source when a leak is left unattended for a long amount of time. Take the time to inspect the plumbing in your building regularly and watch for drips. Check walls and flooring for any discoloration and warping. Stay ahead of any needed maintenance or repairs to avoid costly damage later.

<h2damage">Storm Damage

Destruction to commercial buildings from storms is very common and can destroy an entire row of buildings or only one unit. Even a minor storm can bring power outages and throw debris that can leave you with damages.

A powerful storm is capable of bringing extreme damage to roofing or even the structure of your property. These storms can bring winds of over 100 mph that can topple freight trucks and tear down trees like they are twigs.

You can limit damage to your building with a few upgrades, including updates to your roof and adding storm-protective window covers. While these costly investments are highly effective, there are also low-cost ways to protect your business.

Check the seals on the windows and doors and inspect your building regularly to avoid the need for expensive repairs. Walk your property before storms move in and clear any debris and secure any loose furniture. Take care of any potential hazards to avoid damage to people and your property.

<h2who-to-call">Know Who to Call

Damage can happen to your commercial property in many different ways, but water and storm damage are the most common. These events can be devastating and force a long-term closure, or even in the worst-case scenario cause a complete loss.

Fortunately, we are available 247 to respond to any disaster you may face. Our experts will work with you to create a plan and quickly jump into action on your restoration. We want to get you back in business faster.

If you have experienced damage to your business or want to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.

Does Your Business Have A Emergency Preparedness Plan?

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee showing client the SERVPRO Ready APP on an iPad. SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County is is a certifies IICRC company.

How quickly your company can get back to business after a fire, flood, or storm often depends on the emergency planning done today.

 The regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies. Review the following questions to learn if your company is prepared.   

Be Informed: Do you know what types of emergencies might affect your company?

Develop a Business Continuity Plan: Do you know which staff, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep operating? Are you ready for utility disruptions? Do you have a plan if your building is not accessible? What will you do if your suppliers are impacted? 

Prepare Your Emergency Plan: Do you have an plans  for evacuation and shelter? Do you have plans for communications with employees before and during? Do you have copies of buildings and site maps with utilities and emergency routes marked? Are any employees trained for medical emergencies?

Practice the Emergency Plan: If you have a plan, have your practiced it recently? How often do you review the plan? Do you have to coordinate the plan with other businesses?

Review Insurance coverage: Have you review your insurance coverage recently to see if you're covered in a disaster?

Secure Your Facility and Equipment: Have you conducted a room to room survey to determine what can be strapped down and secured?

Improve Cyber security: Do you regularly install patches to your software? Have you installed a firewall on your computer? Do you update your antivirus software?

Promote Family and Individual Preparedness: Do you encourage employees to have a personal emergency supply kit and a family communication plan? 

If you answered "NO" to any of these questions, visit and learn how to better prepare your business, employees, and family.

SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County can help your business to prepare for any disaster by developing an ERP (Emergency Ready Plan) for your business, give us a call to learn more.

Can Your Rockland County Employees Escape in 2 Minutes?

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

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An emergency escape plan is not required for all businesses, however, OSHA recommends building an emergency action plan to protect yourself, your employees, and your business during an emergency. OSHA suggests the following steps when developing a plan.

Organize an Emergency Preparedness Procedures review with employees to review your com[any's emergency plans. You may wish to select an individual or team of individuals to lead and coordinate your emergency plan.

Once a plan is developed, post evacuation procedures, including routes and exits, where they are easily accessible to all employees. Ensure all exits and routes are clearly marked and will lit, wide enough to accommodate the number of evacuating personnel, and unobstructed and clear of debris at all times.

Conduct office evacuation exercises and drills. Designate a safe spot outside of the facility where employees can regroup, recover and conduct a head count. Once completed, evaluate how well the plan worked and if additional training or exercises are needed. 

If your business has a fire damage event, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County to clean up the soot, smoke and fire damage. We will help you through the process from start to finish. 

*Tips provided by the National Fire Protection Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Rockland County Business Suffers Major Water Damage

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

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Flooding and water damage at 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 professional are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area of your business. 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. 


SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County 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. Meet our Crew  

We Are Here to Help Your Business | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

"a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage" SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County are your local commercial restoration experts. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

As a company owner or operator, you are well aware that operating a seamless operation requires the use of every available hand. Significant delays or losses might have a catastrophic effect on your business.

Whatever kind of business or facility you operate, you should be aware that you already have a business partner ready to assist with cleaning and disaster recovery essentially right around the corner. It’s like having a devoted ally in charge of an entire component of your business’s success plan.

Large Loss Recovery. Fires, storms, and floods are the most common causes of financial loss for businesses in the United States. Each of these events has the potential to inflict significant damage if restoration is delayed, so do not delay when these occurrences strike and contact SERVPRO. You’ll talk with a highly qualified staff member who is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to begin the process with you, therefore minimizing downtime and expediting your process of beginning operations again.

Emergency Ready Plan. Did you know that disaster recovery can begin prior to the onset of the crisis? We can assist you in developing an Emergency Ready Plan that is activated on demand. Following a tragedy, you may need anything from an emergency command structure to temporary meeting and work locations, as well as temporary suppliers. We’ll configure your plan so that everything can be initiated with a single click.

All-Purpose Cleaning. We provide a range of cleaning services, from highly specialized services like as trauma site cleanup and safe biohazard removal to more generic ones such as carpet and upholstery cleaning, giving solutions for any cleaning need. We’ve been doing this for a long time, and we’ve seen and cleaned just about everything!

Restoration Services. You never know when a storm can produce flash floods, when interns will ignite the kitchen on fire or when a pipe will freeze and explode during the winter. SERVPRO’s repair and cleaning services are required in each of these circumstances. You can rely on us to restore the luster to your company after a disaster, from cleanup through restoration.

Industry Specialization. We can assist a broad array of industries as a result of having spent decades learning the different ins and outs and each one. We can help your business with any one-of-a-kind specialized service or any simple cleaning or restoration needs. In many cases, we’ll even enclose the work space to keep it separate from other aspects of your business’s daily operations.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

Do You Have a Ready Plan? | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

2/17/2022 (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 Eastern Rockland County will be there to help.

When you’re running a business, not only do you have full-time job responsibilities, but you also have that to-do list that never ends. Whether it is staffing or payroll, inventory or marketing, there is no denying you have a lot on your plate.

All that work is in jeopardy if you’re not prepared for disaster to strike. You have worked incredibly hard to get where you are today. Don’t you want to do everything you can to ensure your business can make it through anything?

When a fire, storm or even another pandemic hits hard, it’s often difficult or even impossible for businesses to open again. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses shut down permanently after a disaster, and a good chunk of those that can open up again end up shutting down for good in less than a year.

When disaster strikes your business, having a plan in place ahead of time as to what you will do could make all the difference in whether your business survives the event. But that’s not the reality for many businesses.

In the U.S., three-quarters of small businesses don’t have a plan in place for after a disaster hits. The businesses that make it through on the other side of a disaster are the ones that are prepared for one.

SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County helps businesses in our region prepare by coming up with a Emergency Ready Plan that is customized specifically for the business, location and industry. With a plan in place, your business will be able to minimize interruption because you’ll know what to do when disaster strikes.

Disasters are already difficult hurdles in and of themselves. Do everything you can to ensure you are ready to bounce back afterward. We are here to help you with your Emergency Ready Plan today.

When your business is ready to prioritize planning and safety to prevent extended downtime, contact SERVPRO to get the Emergency Ready Plan underway from the folks who know all there is to know about disaster and recovery.

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Commercial Fire and Emergency Escape Planning | SERVPRO® of Eastern Rockland County

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

Large commercial building on fire with fire emergency vehicles. SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County is a premier fire damage cleanup and restoration company.

An emergency escape plan is not required for all businesses; however the Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA) recommends building an emergency action plan to protect yourself, your employees, and your business. OSHA suggests the following when creating your plan: 

Organize a Preparedness Procedure review with employees to review your company's emergency plan. You may want to select an individual or team to lead and coordinate your emergency plan. 

Once a plan is developed, post evacuation procedures, including routes and exits, where they are easily accessible to all employees. At all times ensure all routes are clearly marked, well lit, unobstructed, and wide enough to accommodate the number of evacuating personnel.

Conduct office evacuation exercises and drills. Designate a safe spot outside the facility where employees can regroup, recover and conduct a head count. Once conducted, evaluate how well the plan worked and if additional training is needed. 

Every second counts during a fire, help your employees and business by being prepared by having a plan in place. Call SERVPRO of Eastern Rockland County to help with restoring your business after the disaster. Read about our commercial restoration services