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How Commercial Water Damage Can Keep Your Business Out of Action | SERVPRO of Marietta West

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

img src =”flooring.jpg” alt = "wood flooring with water damage” > If your place of business or commercial property suffers water damage, call SERVPRO so we can make it "Like it neve even happened."

Water damage can seriously impact and hinder the ability of a business to succeed. Many flooding sources come internally, with burst pipes and leaking roofs being a few common causes.

Water can also affect businesses through external sources, something we often see here in Georgia. In Marietta, we experience heavy rainfall one out of every three days, totaling over 50 inches each year!

It’s important for you to know what steps to take before a disaster arrives. Follow the following steps to keep your property and your employees safer.

Know Your Building’s Layout

Learn the location of important safety features around your property, like the fire sprinkler system controls and the main water cutoff valve. You should ensure that multiple people know this information so that you can always address the issues fast.

Know the Types of Water Involved

An important factor in assessing the severity of water damage is the type of water involved. This information can help you decide how to handle the damage and keep everyone safe:

White water: This type of water most commonly results from plumbing problems. It’s not considered contaminated and is safe to handle yourself in small amounts.

Gray water: Sink drains and toilet tank overflows produce this type of flooding. The water is contaminated but not considered dangerous.

Black water: Sewage backups and storm flooding are common sources of highly contaminated black water. Always call in a professional to deal with this type of toxic water damage.

Take Action Quickly

You must make efforts to shut the water source down fast and begin circulating air with open windows and doors as soon as possible. After these steps have been completed, notify your building’s occupants so everyone can avoid contact with the water.

Then begin documenting any visible damage, as this can help expedite the insurance process and give extra information to your restoration provider.

Remember to Be Patient

Whatever damage you can see is just one part of the complete issue. Hidden water damage comes in many forms, some being soaked studs and compromised support frames.

Call SERVPRO of Marietta West when you face water damage in your business. Our experts are highly trained with decades of experience handling every kind of commercial damage. We are on call 247 and will work tirelessly to get you back in business.

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!

Why Commercial Fire Sprinklers Boost Safety | SERVPRO of Marietta West

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Sprinkler on ceiling in a commercial building Sprinkler systems along with emergency plans for your business can save lives.

When working to increase the overall safety of your commercial space, considering your fire safety efforts is an excellent element of planning. Fires are an extremely frightening and serious event that 60% of businesses find themselves unable to recover from, so doing what you can to lessen their impact is a wise decision. 

One of the best ways that business owners can do this is by installing and maintaining a fire sprinkler system. While this is required by fire codes for many types of industries, even if it is not in your specific situation, it is a wise thing to consider—and below, we will take a look at why this is. 

Why Fire Sprinklers Help Businesses Avoid Damage 

They Reduce Losses 

Fires can start in an instant and rip through a building in as little as two minutes if they are left unchecked—leaving ample amounts of destruction and devastation in their wake. However, when commercial spaces have fire sprinklers installed, they can dramatically reduce the damage a fire can do to their property. 

They Save Lives 

While every building should have ample fire exits and a solid fire escape plan in place for every staff member, getting out of a burning building is still no easy feat. If a fire goes unabated and people are trapped inside the business, they could get severely injured or even be killed. Fire sprinklers stop a fire in its tracks, preventing it from causing harm or fatalities for your staff. 

They Actually Stop the Fire 

While fire alarms, escape routes and other safety measures are certainly very important, once a fire gets past the stage where it can be put out with a fire extinguisher, it is typically allowed to go unchecked until the fire department arrives. With a sprinkler system, however, the fire will actually be stopped before it is allowed to cause too much damage in the building. When paired with other safety measures, this can keep everyone safer and ensure that the damage a fire causes is reduced to as little as possible. 

If you would like to learn more about SERVPRO of Marietta West and our fire restoration process we provide for commercial spaces, get in touch! We are here 24/7 to help you can also reach us at (770) 428-5467

Let SERVPRO Serve Your Business | SERVPRO of Marietta West

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

 "a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage" SERVPRO of Marietta West is your local commercial restoration expert. Contact us today should you experience any damage to your business.

When it comes to keeping a business running smoothly, every little piece of assistance helps. As the owner or manager of a business, you are well aware that keeping things afloat requires the use of every available hand. Significant delays or damage to business could result in permanent closure.

However, your business already has a built-in hidden helper who assists with cleaning and restoration, and it’s located right here in Marietta. SERVPRO of Marietta West is capable of meeting a broad range of business needs; it’s as if you have a secret business partner supervising an integral portion of your organization’s success plan.

Large loss recovery

In the United States, fires, hurricanes and floods are the leading causes of financial loss for companies. They have the potential to do significant harm, particularly if they are not dealt with swiftly. When you contact SERVPRO of Marietta West, you can be certain that you are contacting a highly trained staff that is ready 24 hours a day to provide dependable emergency services and to minimize your downtime and recovery time.

Emergency Ready Plan

Recovery starts even before a tragedy strikes—that is, if your organization has been well-prepared. We can assist you in developing an effective plan for when the time comes. During a crisis, you may need an emergency chain of command, alternate meeting or work venues, or temporary suppliers, and we’ll have you configured for a single button click to initiate all of this.

Cleaning of All Kinds

We have solutions for any situation, from specialized cleaning services such as trauma site cleanup and safe biohazard removal to more routine needs such as carpet cleaning and upholstery restoration in high-traffic areas. We’ve been doing this for a long period of time and have seen and cleaned just about everything.

Restoration Services

Storms are responsible for flash floods. Interns have the potential to start a fire in the kitchen. A water pipe may burst. All of these unforeseen circumstances need repair and cleanup, which SERVPRO of Marietta West excels at. You can rely on us to restore the luster to your business after a tragedy, from water removal through restoration.

Industry Specialization

We are prepared to assist any company since we have spent decades learning the ins and outs of every industry. We can help you with any unique or specialized cleaning and restoration requirements your business may have. In certain instances, we may even fence the work area to prevent interfering with neighboring areas’ usual activity.

“Whatever your recovery needs may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO of Marietta West to get the job done. Contact us today at (770) 428-5467 to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com to find out how we can serve your business.

Does Your Business Have a Fire Evacuation Plan? | SERVPRO of Marietta West

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

red fire extinguisher hanging on commercial building wall If your commercial property has suffered fire damage call the pros that are faster to any size fire disaster 24/7...SERVPRO of Marietta West!

Workplace fires may not seem like a common occurrence, but they are something that any business owner is wise to prepare for. Not only are commercial fires more commonplace than many people realize, but they can also be rather dangerous—especially when they occur at businesses that do not have a proper fire evacuation plan in place.

Not only is having an emergency action plan an OSHA-mandated requirement for many businesses, but it is also a smart choice for keeping you and your staff safe in the event of a fire breaking out. Fires can be a frightening occurrence, and without a clear course of action, panic can quickly derail the scenario and prohibit people from acting rationally.

Below, we will go over some elements that business owners should consider as they draft their own fire evacuation plan.

Elements to Consider When Drafting Your Workplace Fire Evacuation Plan

- Consider Where a Fire is Likely to Break Out - 

  • Fires can break out for a variety of reasons—issues in the office kitchen, overloaded electrical outlets or equipment malfunctions are all common sources of commercial fires, and these all have very different origin spots. It is important to consider where a fire is likely to break out in your space and draft plans that account for all possible scenarios so everyone can escape a fire of any kind.

- Consider Your Exits - 

  • Every area of your commercial space should have two exits at minimum so that people can get to safety even if one exit becomes blocked. If you are not on the ground floor, this may require purchasing safety ladders that can be routed outside of windows. Make sure that every area has at least two exits that are clear from debris and remain passable at all times.

- Consider Your Communication Plan - 

  • It is important that you communicate with staff as well as emergency officials in the event of a fire. Designate a person on your staff to be in charge of calling 911, and designate another member to be in charge of communicating with employees and relaying instructions. That way there will be no confusion, and everyone will know what their role is in the scenario.

*If your commercial space has experienced fire damage, SERVPRO of Marietta West can help! We have the unique expertise to assist with commercial fire restoration—contact us today at (770) 428-5467 or visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com to learn more.

Have You Prepared for a Business Disaster? | SERVPRO of Marietta West

2/24/2022 (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 Marietta West will be there to help.

When you run a business, you have a full-time job as well as an infinite to-do list causing what’s more like an overtime job. It’s reasonable that you have a lot on your shoulders.Whether it’s overseeing recruitment, bookkeeping, inventory or advertising, it’s a lot. And all of your hard work might be compromised if you are not prepared for the worst.

To get to this point, you’ve put in a huge lot of work. That’s a great reason to do everything possible to give your firm the best chance of surviving a disaster.

It may be difficult (if not impossible) to get your company back up and running after a fire, severe storm or other disaster. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses close permanently after a disaster, with a large percentage of businesses that manage to reopen closing again within a year.

So, how can you make a disaster recovery strategy that works? Having a plan in place for what to do next if your organization is hit by a destructive incident could be the difference between survival and failure.

Around three-quarters of small businesses in the U.S. do not have a disaster plan. It’s only reasonable that businesses that have a plan in place have a better chance of bouncing back.

SERVPRO of Marietta West helps companies in disaster preparedness by creating a personalized Emergency Ready Plan that is suited to priorities, location and profession. If you have a plan, you will be able to limit delays since you will know what to do if disaster strikes.

Disasters are tough to deal with already on their own. Take advantage of the opportunity to plan for a disaster before it happens. We’re ready to help you with your Emergency Ready Plan right now.

*When your business is ready to prioritize planning and safety to prevent extended downtime, contact SERVPRO of Marietta West at (770) 428-5467 or visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com to get the Emergency Ready Plan underway from the folks who know all there is to know about disaster and recovery.

How You Can Prepare Your Business for the Threat of Severe Weather | SERVPRO of Marietta West

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

img src =”storm clouds.jpg” alt = "clouds fading from dark to light” > If your Marietta/Kennesaw business has suffered storm, flood or any other type of water damage call SERVPRO of Marietta West today!

The threat of severe weather is something that all businesses are likely to face at some point—and because severe weather can happen at any time of the day and during any season, being prepared at all times is the best strategy for ensuring your business is protected and you and your staff can remain safe.

If you are hoping to boost your severe weather preparedness and are not sure where to start, look no further! We have some tips below about how you can prepare your business for the threat of severe weather and boost your safety in your commercial space, too.

Tips for Preparing Your Business for Severe Weather

| Identify Your Threats | Understanding the types of severe weather that are likely to threaten your business is key to ensuring you are able to plan for them. Perhaps you know your business is in an area prone to flooding, or you are more concerned with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Regardless of the threat, identifying it is a great first step.

| Put a Plan in Place for Sheltering | If severe weather strikes while you and your staff are on site, it is important that everyone knows exactly where to go. Choose an area of your building that will be as protected as possible in case of bad weather—ideally, a room on the ground floor or in the basement with no windows or external walls. Make sure to communicate this safe area directly to your staff members so they know exactly where to head.

| Make Sure You Have the Essentials | Oftentimes, severe weather will result in a loss of power, in addition to requiring employees to shelter in place for an extended period of time while the threat passes. Stock your sheltering spot up with essentials such as water, food, flashlights (and their corresponding batteries) and first-aid supplies. That way everyone can stay safe and comfortable for the duration of the severe weather threat, and there is no reason anyone would need to leave the shelter area before it is safe to do so.


*If your business has damage due to severe weather, our commercial restoration experts are here to help. SERVPRO of Marietta West is here 24/7 to respond rapidly—contact us today at (770) 428-5467 for immediate help/emergency service or visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com to learn more about our commercial mitigation and restoration services.

Spotless Facilities for Businesses of All Kinds | SERVPRO of Marietta West

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee in PPE prepping an area for cleaning Are you ready to have one of the cleanest businesses in Marietta or Kennesaw? Contact SERVPRO of Marietta West for all your cleaning needs.

SERVPRO is the name homeowners trust when recovery from water damage, fires and other mishaps occur—they know they can trust us to make it “Like it never even happened.” Likewise, businesspeople across the country trust SERVPRO with recovery from incidents that disrupt business life and productivity.

But why wait until there’s a crisis to take advantage of our incredible service? You can put the power of SERVPRO of Marietta West to work for your business anytime when you enlist us for high-grade commercial cleaning.

Commercial Services for Businesses of Any Size

The cleaning of a lifetime is available to your business, regardless of size or type. We can raise the standard of clean for any commercial facility, including:

| Malls, Retail Stores and Grocers | Wherever products are bought and sold, we can give you a clean, inviting feeling that makes customers want to stick around a while.

| Educational Facilities and Athletic Venues | Students and teachers wiping down desks is only ridding classrooms of half the bacteria present, and the percentage is worse on other surfaces.

| Nursing Homes and Hospital Facilities | When vulnerable patients and seniors are counting on clean facilities to aid their recovery and care, we can provide exceptional disinfection and a germ-free environment.

| Convention Centers and Hospitality Venues | There’s always a need for special cleaning care in areas with a lot of foot traffic, and we can make sure your guests always have a clean place to meet, gather or do business.

| Foodservice Industry Facilities | From the distribution center to the dining room, we can ensure a germ-free environment to process, deliver and serve food.

| Property Management and Business Parks | Your tenants will love coming into a fresh, sanitized office or apartment, and they’ll know you have their health and safety in mind.

Sick days and lost productivity due to workplace illnesses cost business owners $260 billion per year every year. Let us pull you out of that state and give your teams and customers a clean that makes them feel safe and valued.

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When you’re ready to have one of the cleanest businesses in Marietta or Kennesaw, SERVPRO of Marietta West is ready to help. Contact us at (770) 428-5467 to get the pros working on the cleaning so you can work on the work.

Does Your Business Have the Right Type of Fire Extinguishers? | SERVPRO of Marietta West

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Different types and classes of fire extinguishers Fore nearly two decades, SERVPRO of Marietta West has helped hundreds of commercial properties and businesses recover after fire and smoke damage.

Regardless of what industry you are in, making sure your business is practicing proper fire safety precautions is a must. One of the best ways to do that is to ensure that you have an adequate amount of fire extinguishers in the workplace. Not only is this a must for adhering to commercial fire codes, but it can also prevent a small fire from ballooning into a large and dangerous one.

However, it is important to note that there are different types of fire extinguishers for different types of fires—and having the right one for your commercial space is a must for ensuring that you and any of your employees can put out a fire quickly and effectively as long as it is safe to do so. Below, we will take a look at the different classes of fire extinguishers so you can be aware of which one is right for your business.

A Guide to the Different Types of Fire Extinguishers

| Class A Fire Extinguishers | 

  • These are used for combustible, standard materials such as wood, paper, rubber and plastic, which makes them ideal for office scenarios.

| Class B Fire Extinguishers | 

  • Used for flammable liquids, which include gas, oil, paints and solvents, these are typically appropriate for cleaning businesses or those with specialized materials.

| Class C Fire Extinguishers | 

  • These are used for electrical equipment fires, which can occur due to appliances, wiring and fuses.

| Class D Fire Extinguishers |

  • These are used for specialized materials that are combustible, such as magnesium, titanium and other types of flammable metals. These are typically only found in specialty industries.

| Class K Fire Extinguishers |

  • Used for fires started by oils, greases and fats, these are ideal for commercial kitchens or food preparation spaces.

Click here for an easy to understand table that outlines the intended use of each type of fire extinguisher

While many fire extinguishers are sold as a specific type, there are also multi-purpose fire extinguishers, which might be helpful for certain industries. For example, you could get a fire extinguisher that is rated for Class A and C fires for an office space to ensure you are covered against any type of fire that might break out in the area.   

*If you are a business owner or property manager and would like to learn more about our commercial restoration services, you can visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com for more information or to get in touch with us today call(770) 428-5467. We are here 24/7 to handle your fire and smoke restoration needs throughout Marietta, Kennesaw and Greater Atlanta Metro.

The Importance of Training Employees on Fire Extinguisher Usage | SERVPRO of Marietta West

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

inspecting fire extinguisher in the workplace SERVPRO of Marietta West is here to help businesses and property manager restore their commercial facilities 24-hours a day...every day.

Making sure you are doing everything in your power to keep your workplace safe from fires is a must as a business owner. Not only is adhering to local and federal fire codes required, but it is also wise from a business perspective as it can prevent emergencies, downtime and the loss of money that comes with having a fire in your workplace.

One of the best ways that you can achieve this is by outfitting your commercial space with fire extinguishers and training your employees on their usage. Fire extinguishers are a fantastic tool for preventing small fires from becoming major ones, and if every employee is confident in how they work, it can make the area much safer for everyone.

How to Train Employees on Fire Extinguisher Usage

  • Make Sure Everyone Knows the P.A.S.S. Method | The P.A.S.S. method is the most effective method for stopping fires in their tracks. Make sure employees know to Pull the pin on the fire extinguisher, Aim the nozzle toward the base of the fire, Squeeze the lever evenly and Sweep the extinguishing agent from side to side until the fire is fully out.
  • Be Sure They Know Which Extinguisher to Use | There are different types of fire extinguishers for different uses, so it is important that you have the right ones stocked in your workplace. Choosing the right class of fire extinguisher, or choosing a multipurpose one, is a must, and it is important that your employees know which fire extinguishers to use for which purpose.
  • Host a Training at Least Every Year | Not only is it a good idea to host a training on fire extinguishers on a regular basis, but it is actually an OSHA requirement that you do so. Making sure the proper protocols for fire extinguisher usage are fresh in everyone’s mind is a must, because in the event of a fire, instead of panicking, your employees will likely be able to spring right into action. Regular training is a great way to demystify the fire protocol and ensure that you are all being as safe as possible.

*If you have a fire in your workplace, we are the team to call for your restoration needs. You can contact us at (770) 428-5467 at any hour to report your property damage or visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com for more information about our commercial restoration.

Does Your Business Have a Plan in Place for Severe Weather? | SERVPRO of Marietta West

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

raindrops on window from stormy weather SERVPRO of Marietta West is here to help 24/7 if your home or business suffers storm damage!

Properly planning ahead is something that is vital to any business’ successful operation, but many Marietta business owners forget to plan ahead for the unpredictable—mainly, severe weather. While severe weather is hard to predict with certainty, the chances of being impacted by it at some point in your business’ lifetime is high. Fortunately, if you have a plan, you can ensure you are much better prepared to handle any situation that heads your way.

From flooding to winds to lightning, there are many problems that a business can encounter due to severe weather—and in the worst cases, they may interrupt your business’ operations to a debilitating degree. Below are some of our top tips for making sure your business is prepared and can survive any storm.

Preparing Your Business to Withstand Severe Weather

| Be Sure You Understand Your Potential Threats | There are many ways that severe weather can cause damage, and it is important to understand each one of them. While tornadoes are often the biggest concern, it is vital to understand that more people are killed by floods than any other weather event, and general high winds can be every bit as devastating as tornadoes are. Additionally, lightning strikes can lead to injuries and even fires that can derail your operations with severe damage.

| Be Sure You Have Prepared Your Insurance Coverage | One of the biggest factors to how quickly your business is able to recover from severe weather damage is whether the damage is covered by insurance. It is wise to consider purchasing flood insurance and business interruption insurance so you can be certain that you are fully protected regardless of what kind of storm your business is asked to endure.

| Be Sure You Have a Plan in Case of a Sudden Storm | Severe weather can come about suddenly, and it is vital to be sure you have a plan in case you and your staff are on the business’ premises when it begins. Stay aware of local weather guidance and know what to do in case you must evacuate as a group, and be prepared to hold tight and hunker down if that is what authorities recommend.

*If your business experiences water damage due to severe weather, SERVPRO of Marietta West is the team to call. We are here 24/7 to help with restoration. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

Emergency Ready Program & READY Plan Mobile App | SERVPRO of Marietta West

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ERP | Emergency Ready Plan If you are interested in our FREE Emergency Ready Plan service, please call SERVPRO of Marietta West at 770-428-5467!

If you had to guess, what percentage of businesses that experienced a natural or man-made disaster like water, fire, storm or mold damage? Would you be surprised to learn that up to 50% of businesses close down following these types of disasters. Of businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are “Ready for whatever happens” speaks trust to your clients and employees that, in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be. By working with SERVPRO of Marietta West to develop an Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. 

Many businesses have an emergency contingency plan in place, but few have a plan in place, but few have a plan to get back into their buildings following a disaster. Check out the advantages of a SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan.

  • 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 your facility ever need it.
  • 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 Marietta West as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider | You have a commercial restoration service provider that has been recognized as an industry leader, and is conveniently located in Marietta, GA
  • Identification of the chain of command for authorized work to begin | This saves time so SERVPRO of Marietta West can begin the work of mitigating your property damage, which can save you time and money
  • SERVPRO is a sponsor of the American Red Cross Ready Rating program | A free, web-based program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies
  • 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 your are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Ready to Get Started?

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business. The READY Plan Mobile App is a FREE mobile app that places your ERP data on your phone, allowing for quick and easy 24-hour access to help.

Commercial Restoration and Cleaning | Hospitality and Food Service Industries

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

The hospitality and food service industries answer to numbers, so when damage threatens these industries, there’s one number they reach for...SERVPRO. The number one choice in commercial cleanup and restoration. If your Cobb County restaurant or hotel suffers water, fire or mold damage call SERVPRO of Marietta West for restoration and cleanup services. Our goal is to quickly and safely restore your property to preloss condition and restore full operation to your business. We are the restoration professionals with the experience, equipment and manpower to take on any size disaster and can get the job done right the first time. 

Hospitality Facilities

At SERVPRO of Marietta West we understand that keeping your guests satisfied is your top priority, and you can rest assured that you are our top priority. When disaster strikes a Marietta or Kennesaw hospitality facility, the help of a specialized team is critical in assuring that normal operations resume as quickly and safely as possible. Whether the cause is a coat hanger on a sprinkler head or a natural disaster, we work to efficiently isolate the damaged area so that basic functions can continue normally, and guests can enjoy your services with minimal impact. Our professionals are trained to work with your management and maintenance teams to prioritize spaces and make sure that all areas are restored to your complete satisfaction.

  • SERVPRO of Marietta West’s experience in restoring hospitality industry properties has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for hospitality facilities like Hotels, Convention Centers, Casinos, Resorts, Entertainment Venues and Banquet Halls.

Food Service Facilities

Our number one priority at SERVPRO of Marietta West is getting your business and dining room back in operation as quickly as possible after a water, fire or over disaster event. When disaster strikes your restaurant or manufacturing center, you need the expertise of a team who is trained in food service cleanup. At SERVPRO of Marietta West our specialists are trained in health codes, regulations and the use of food-safe products. We understand the importance of getting your dining room, kitchen or production operational with minimal or no interruption at all. We’ll work to ensure all surfaces are restored and sanitized to health and food safety specifications, and you are able to get back to business quicker.

  • SERVPRO of Marietta West’s experience in restoring food service Industry properties has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for facilities like Food Manufacturing Facilities, Food Distribution Centers, Fast Food & Fine Dining Restaurants, Senior Living Facility Kitchens and School Cafeterias.

Emergency READY Program

Most businesses have an emergency contingency plan in place for when disaster strikes, but few have a detailed understanding of how to get back into their buildings following a disaster. To access all of the SERVPRO capabilities, services and additional benefits, visit www.SERVPRO.com/READY or you can click here and one of our business development managers can contact you directly.

Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services | SERVPRO of Marietta West

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

commercial facility with debris everywhere SERVPRO of Marietta West is here to help restore our customers property, no matter what size disaster your commercial facility has experienced.

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call SERVPRO of Marietta West. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Marietta West to make your workspace look its very best. Our restoration professional will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes benefits like award-winning training, over 16 years of experience, and exclusive cleaning products.

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Marietta West offers commercial cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to commercial water damage and even removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your commercial property back to business “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Marietta West’s commercial services include the following cleaning services:

Restoration and Mitigation Training Excellence 

The state of the art SERVPRO National Training Center teaches restoration and mitigation skills to SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and insurance industry employees. It is one of the few facilities in the country that has been recognized as a state approved continuing education course location and IICRC approved training facility. SERVPRO is committed to fielding the most well trained and experienced cleaning and restoration professionals, so that our customers’ restoration projects are completed within budget, on time, to specification, and so that our customers receive the industry leading service SERVPRO is known for.

SERVPRO’s Commercial Large Loss Division...No Job is Too Large

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. The SERVPRO Advantage is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals  and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Commercial clients include property management companies and facilities in the hospitality, healthcare, education, food services and retail industries.

With over 1,800 franchises in North America, SERVPRO has the resources to help you immediately. We will work with you and your carrier to develop and approve a recovery plan designed to reduce business interruption while performing the necessary work to reduce further damage.

SERVPRO of Marietta West Commercial Cleaning and Restoration Services

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marietta West Commercial Restoration Services SERVPRO of Marietta West offers 24/7 emergency services is help your commercial facility or business recover after a water, mold, or fire loss.

SERVPRO of Marietta West knows how important appearance, cleanliness, and productivity of your business is to consumers and employees. SERVPRO of Marietta West has the experience and tools to make your business look and feel as good as it is. SERVPRO of Marietta West offers several services for your commercial office from maintenance cleaning to restoration and restoration to reconstruction.

SERVPRO of Marietta West offers commercial cleaning services that includes odor removal, deep cleaning of carpets, and normal dirt and grime clean up. SERVPRO also offers Covid 19 certified cleanings to help keep customers and employees healthy. With over 40 years experience and award winning training, SERVPRO of Marietta West is sure to keep your place of business looking and smelling its best! 

SERVPRO of Marietta West specializes in Disaster recovery. Whether your business was affected by Water, Mold, Fire or Storm damage, SERVPRO of Marietta West can help make it "Like it never even happened." With 24 hour service, 365 days a year, SERVPRO of Marietta West will immediately respond to your emergency. Commercial Buildings face unique challenges that SERVPRO of Marietta West is prepared to handle. SERVPRO understands the importance of getting your business back up and running. If you experience a disaster you can be confident SERVPRO of Marietta West will be faster to any size disaster. 

SERVPRO Of Marietta West also specializes in reconstruction after a disaster occurs. Sometimes demolition is necessary if a disaster strikes. Once demolition, cleaning, and/or drying services are completed, SERVPRO of Marietta West can repair your building back to preloss condition. A highly trained construction manager will consult with the owner of the building, create a scope of work and bring samples onsite for the convenience of our customer. Check out some of SERVPRO of Marietta West Commercial Restoration Projects and Before and After Commercial Restoration Images.

Other specialty services SERVPRO of Marietta West provides includes, duct cleanings, biohazard cleanup, carpet and upholstery cleaning, document restoration, dehumidification, odor removal, trauma and crime scene cleanup, vandalism cleanup and electronic restoration. 

Call SERVPRO of Marietta West for all your commercial cleaning and restoration needs - (770) 428-5467

Make Sure Your Marietta Business is Ready for Whatever Happens

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Marietta West is here to help commercial businesses; two men shaking hands Ask us about completing a free Emergency Ready Plan for your facility. Give SERVPRO of Marietta West a call today!

Storms and floods can happen unexpectedly causing damages to your commercial property as well as bring up safety concerns to your employees and customers. Emergency plans are very important in case a storm event happens during business hours as well as after hours. Let's take a look at some safety tips that will help keep you, your employees and customers safe. 

  • Emergency Ready Kit

    Emergency ready kits should be kept at reach in case of an emergency. There is a great possibility power could go out so you want to make sure you know exactly where your emergency kit is located. An emergency ready kit should include:

    • Bottled Water
    • Flashlight
    • Radio with Batteries
    • Cell phone battery backup
    • First aid Kit
    • Emergency contact numbers
    • Non Perishable snacks
  • Emergency Ready Kit

    Every commercial building should have an emergency plan that includes where to go for safety in case of a bad weather event. These areas are typically inside the building away from windows, ideally between solid walls. You want to avoid any areas with glass in case of flying debris. SERVPRO of Marietta West can help your place of business with your Emergency Ready Plan. Developing an Emergency Ready Plan helps your business by minimizing business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. An Emergency Ready Plan includes:

    • Bottled Water
    • Flashlight
    • Radio with Batteries
    • Cell phone battery backup
    • First aid Kit
    • Emergency contact numbers
    • Non Perishable snacks
  • Building Maintenance

    Keep trees and shrubberies trimmed so they resist bad weather more easily. Flying debris from trees can damage windows and the exterior of your building. If you have lightning rods on your building they should be inspected and maintained so they work properly when needed. All emergency exit signs and fire extinguishers should also be checked and replaced if needed once a year.

    • Free assessment of your building and gathering critical information needed in the event of an emergency such as shelter locations, emergency exits and water and power shut off locations. 
    • A guide to help you get back into your business and up running as quickly as possible after a disaster. 
    • Detailed list of priority contact information

SERVPRO of Marietta West is committed to helping make your business ready for any size disaster. For more information, service request or to schedule an Emergency Ready Plan call (770) 428-5467 SERVPRO of Marietta West or click here and we can reach out to you.

Why More Property Managers Choose SERVPRO of Marietta West

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

emergency water extraction and drying servcies When disaster strikes call the professionals at SERVPRO of Marietta West. We can make commercial water and fire damage "Like it never even happened."

The role of a property manager is a multifaceted position that requires a wide range of skill sets and is often a stressful and sometimes thankless job. Tenets tend to only contact property managers when something has gone wrong or something needs to be fixed. Factor in the fact that many property managers are responsible for multiple buildings or facilities, you can understand why in times of disaster or crisis many property managers turn to SERVPRO of Marietta West. We pride ourselves on being able to help property managers take control of a disaster situation. We can quickly and safely provide an executable plan to restore normal operation to their facility. Be it an apartment complex, office park, campus, logistics facility, or even a high rise building, SERVPRO of Marietta West is here help 24-hours a day and is only a phone call away. 

SERVPRO of Marietta West offers a host of commercial restoration services and can help property managers make just about any disaster “Like it never even happened.” Our team of restoration professionals have the skills and training to quickly, safely, and cost effectively restore water and fire damaged facilities to preloss condition. SERVPRO of Marietta West’s highly trained technicians are also well versed and experienced in mold abatement and bioremediation. During these unprecedented times, and with the recent rise of the pandemic, SERVPRO technicians have also become essential workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Overview of Commercial Restoration Services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration - Our water damage restoration technicians are trained in applied structural drying, odor control, mold prevention measures, and upholstery/textile restoration. Common causes of commercial water damage include plumbing leaks, pipe bursts, sprinkler system discharge/fire retardant cleanup, and overflowing toilets/sinks/bathtubs. No matter what caused your water damage SERVPRO of Marietta West is here to help 24-hours a day and can extract water, mitigate damage, dry both the structure and contents of your facility. SERVPRO of Marietta West also offers document restoration and drying services for water damaged important, confidential and/or irreplaceable documents. Learn more about our training and certifications.
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration - Commercial fire restoration can be a major undertaking and can also cause major disruptions in your day-to-day operations. This is why SERVPRO of Marietta West has a dedicated department devoted to fire restoration and mitigation. We know the longer your facility is out of commission or operating at limited capacity, the greater effect the fire event will have on your company's bottom line. With this in mind our goal is to quickly and safely restore your commercial facility to preloss condition, allowing your business to return to normal operation.
  • Commercial Mold Remediation & Abatement - Mold damage can cause untenable working conditions and health hazards to your customers and employees, which is why SERVPRO of Marietta West offers mold remediation and abatement services to the greater Marietta and Kennesaw, GA area. Our team of mold restoration specialists can inspect, evaluate, and remove mold damage from your property quickly, safely and in accordance with industry standards set by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification).
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events - Businesses and commercial structures are not immune to the damages caused when storm waters rise and flooding events happen. SERVPRO of Marietta West is part of a network of over 1,700 SERVPRO franchises nationwide. This allows SERVPRO of Marietta West to leverage our partnerships with other SERVPRO franchises to take on any size storm disaster that affects the greater Atlanta and North Georgia area.   
  • Commercial Cleaning & Bioremediation - SERVPRO of Marietta West offers traditional biohazard and hazmat services catered towards the cleanup and recovery from events like sewage backups, bloodborne pathogens, animal waste/remain, chemical spills, hoarding scenes, accident cleanup, crime scenes, and methamphetamine labs. In addition, SERVPRO of Marietta West just recently rolled out our new Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program to address the growing need for proactive cleaning measures to combat the Coronavirus. 

If your business is faced with disaster due to water, storm, fire, or mold damage, give SERVPRO of Marietta West a call today. We can get your business back up and running in no time and will do it safely and in a cost effective manner. SERVPRO of Marietta West is a preferred vendor for many insurance companies and will work hand in hand with your insurance provider to insure your property is returned to preloss condition as quickly as possible. When disaster strikes, call the professionals with decades of experience and the infrastructure necessary to produce both large and small loss restoration projects...Call SERVPRO of Marietta West!

For more information on SERVPRO of Marietta West’s commercial restoration services give us a call today at (770) 428-5467 or complete one of our customer contact information requests. Want to know what our customers have to say about working with SERVPRO of Marietta West? Checkout our A+ Rated and Accredited BBB profile or Google My Business and Facebook Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions About the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO CSC table top info sheet Call SERVPRO of Marietta West today if you need help reopening your business and are interested in a proactive cleaning plan.

The world has changed what it means to be clean, so let customers and employees know that SERVPRO of Marietta West, Georgia’s best choice in cleanup and restoration, has sanitized, disinfected and treated highly touchable surfaces at your business. SERVPRO of of Marietta West wants you to feel comfortable in your place of business. That’s why the nation’s #1 choice in water restoration, can now provide you with proactive cleanings, a higher cleaning standard for the recent trying times everyone is adjusting to. Look for the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal outside all participating locations, and you can rest at ease knowing the facility has been cleaned, disinfected and sanitized by the best in the business. For more details, visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com/contact/contactus

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC) program is designed to provide our communities with a way to know that a structure has been cleaned, sanitized and disinfected to minimize harmful pathogens. If a structure is sanitized and disinfected as part of the CSC program, a window decal shield will be left at the structure as well as a separate window decal which should be dated by the franchise to let everyone know when it was last sanitized and disinfected. This can be scheduled as a one time or a recurring service. 

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the CSC program:

  • What is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned? 
    • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning process that SERVPRO franchises nationwide are beginning to offer to our commercial and residential clients. 
  • Can you explain the process of proactive cleaning?
  • How often do I need cleaning performed?
    • That will vary by location, foot traffic, and activity of occupants. We can set up a recurring cleaning schedule to fit the needs of any location.
  • When can you perform these services?
    • Our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned crews are available 24/7. Our job file coordinator will ask you for some basic information and can schedule a time that is convenient for you and fits your schedule.
  • How much does proactive cleaning cost?
    • Our pricing for proactive viral pathogen cleaning is based on square footage. For a quotable price, we can schedule one of our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned crews to visit your location and create an accurate estimate.
  • What type of cleaning products are you using?
    • We only use EPA registered disinfectants for proactive pathogen cleaning.
  • How long is a proactive cleaning effective?
    • After a structure is Certified SERVPRO Cleaned, maintaining that level of clean is dependent on occupants in the structure and how closely they follow health and safety protocols. We can schedule a recurring cleaning regimen to ensure that your location maintains that level of clean going forward.
  • What are your safety protocols?
    • Our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned crews follow all safety protocols and social distancing guidelines dictated by local, state, and federal guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all involved individuals.
  • How long will it take to perform the proactive cleaning?
    • Service time varies on size and complexity of the structure. We can dispatch one of our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned crews to your location. Once on site, they will be able give you a better sense of how long it will take to perform the cleaning.
  • Is there anything I should do in between scheduled Certified: SERVPRO Cleanings?
    • Continue with your regular janitorial services. If you would like, we can change your recurring schedule to better accommodate your unique needs or can change the frequency of cleanings.
  • Is it safe to be in the structure when it is being cleaned?
    • We recommend that the structure is empty when we perform the cleaning.
  • How long do I have to wait to return to the structure?
    • Our EPA registered disinfectants have a dwell time of about 10-15 minutes. After that dwell time, it is completely safe to reenter the structure.

As your favorite stores and businesses are beginning to open up their doors, we are offering them an additional step to help ensure your confidence with a higher cleaning standard, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond the standard cleaning protocols we know your business is implementing, take an additional step to make sure all your locations have received a higher cleaning standard with the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. Show employees and customers you've chosen the highest level of cleaning. Our new Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program is a weekly viral pathogen cleaning service, designed just for your business. For details and registration, CLICK HERE

*The CSC program is also available for residential service

Check out some of our previous blogs about the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC) program: "SERVPRO of Marietta West Can Help You Reopen Your Business Safely"; "Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - a defensive cleaning program"; "SERVPRO of Marietta West is Here to Help During This Time of Need"

SERVPRO of Marietta West Can Help You Reopen Your Business Safely

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

technicians wiping and disinfecting touchable surfaces SERVPRO of Marietta West's trained professionals can safely clean and disinfect your office/work space, reducing the likely hood of harmful pathogens.

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC) Standard Service is centered around limiting the survival and spread of emerging viral pathogens. SERVPRO of Marietta West is not aiming to replace your company's current cleaning crew or janitorial services, but rather working to supplement your current cleaning efforts. Our highly trained and certified technicians will apply EPA registered disinfectants to touch points described below. *This application of disinfection excludes inventory or retail merchandise. 

Step 1

Long before SERVPRO of Marietta West receives your call, we are preparing for the first step in the CSC program by completing an exhaustive training program and familiarizing ourselves with the disinfectants that will be utilized to disinfect your facility, like SERVPROXIDE DisinfectantBenefect Botanical Disinfectant, and Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution to name a few. Our technicians will have specifically reviewed safety precautions and requirements related to the cleaning process, including protocols for any necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), application methods, and needed product dwell time to insure effective application.

Step 2

SERVPRO cleaning crews and trained technicians will don all the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves, tyvek suits and respirators to protect themselves during the cleaning process from pathogens like virus and bacteria that might be present. An N-95 respirator, disposable gloves, coveralls/gowns, and goggles are a minimum level of PPE. This level of PPE is sufficient when applying disinfectant with a saturated towel or a trigger sprayer and towel. Other application methods, such as utilizing a ULV mister or electrostatic sprayer, will require additional respiratory protection such as an air purifying respiratory (half-mask or full-face mask) with organic vapor (OV) cartridges

Step 3

SERVPRO will apply disinfectant to touch points. This can be accomplished with a towel saturated with disinfectant or a utilizing equipment to deliver disinfectant such as a trigger sprayers, pump sprayers, ULV misters, electrostatic sprayers, airless sprayers, foam applicators, or another equivalent effective dispersion technology. Our highly trained technicians will strictly follow product label directions to insure successful application and disinfection. Depending on the listed product dwell time and the application method, the disinfectant may be able to be applied once or it could require multiple treatments to keep the surfaces wet for the minimum time. We will carefully assess the surfaces to prevent the product from streaking or running while keeping the surface wet for the recommended contact time. 

  • Door knobs, pulls, and locks, as well as 1 square foot around the knob or pull, door jambs 
  • Push doors 
  • Stair handrails, elevator car and controls 
  • Light switches, switch covers, and accessible outlet covers 
  • Counter tops, tabletops, vanity tops, and desktops. Disinfect accessible surfaces without moving contents. Prevent over-spray and potential damage (i.e. paper products, electronic devices, personal property). 
  • Chairs. Avoid over wetting upholstered surfaces. Concentrate application on arms, backs, height/swivel controls. 
  • Faucets, sinks, soap dispenser, towel dispenser, dryer, water fountains, napkin dispenser 
  • Cabinet door and drawer exterior, door and drawer pulls/knobs 
  • Toilets, urinals, bathroom stalls around locks and handrails, handrails, bathroom fixtures (i.e. toilet paper dispenser), diaper changing stations, fitting room stalls around locks and handrails 
  • Telephones, computer equipment, shared office equipment, sales registers, point-of-sale equipment. 
  • Exterior of shelves,?racking, displays,?bookcases, file cabinets,?lockers,?or other fixtures. Disinfect accessible surfaces without moving contents. 
  • Operational/occupational equipment and controls (i.e. kitchen equipment, fitness equipment, laundry equipment).

Step 4

SERVPRO professionals will inspect the surfaces that have been disinfected. Wipe clean surfaces to eliminate product streaking and/or residues if needed. 

Step 5 

After step 4 technicians will perform end-of-visit cleanup. Once all work activities are complete, we will return all products, supplies, and tools to the work vehicle, bag all trash such as disposable towels and disposable PPE according to hazmat disposal procedures when necessary, and load bags into the work vehicle(s). Before leaving, walk through the work site one final time to ensure that the work site is clean and ready for your employees to return to the facility. 

Step 6 

Finally our technician will place a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned window cling, complete with date of service, so that your employees and customers alike can rest easy knowing that your facility is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.


For more information about our cleaning services and the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program check our our previous blog “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - a defensive cleaning program”; "SERVPRO of Marietta West is Here to Help During This Time of Need"

Being Prepared Makes Sense

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO disaster recovery team trailer SERVPRO of Marietta West is ready for any size disaster and can make it "Like it never even happened!"

The likelihood that you, your business, and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy as it does calling on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or any other emergency disaster situation. We must have the tools and plans to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when a disaster strikes. Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense. Prepare now!

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Marietta West as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing remediation work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valves locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Organize a Kit of Emergency Supplies

Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, or maybe even longer. While there are many things that might make you more comfortable, think first about planning to have fresh water, food, and clean air. Plan for a gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation. Also include a three-day supply of non-perishable foods that are easy to store and prepare, such as protein bars, dried fruit, or canned foods. If you live or work in a cold weather climate, consider including warm clothes and a sleeping bag in your emergency kit as well. Some potential terrorist attacks could send tiny microscopic particles into the air. Many of these materials can only hurt you if they get into your body, so think about creating a barrier between yourself and any contamination. It’s smart to pack something to cover your mouth and nose, such as two or three layers of a cotton t-shirt, handkerchief or towel, or a filtered mask. It is also recommended that you include duct tape and heavyweight garbage bags in your emergency kit that can be used to seal windows and doors to create a barrier between yourself and any contamination on the other side.

Make a Plan for What You Will Do in an Emergency Situation

Plan in advance what you will do, and be prepared to assess the situation when the time comes. Whether a disaster strikes in your home or place of business, consider developing a communication plan so you have a way to contact family members or co-workers. Be sure each person knows the plan and review it ahead of time. Depending on your circumstances and the nature of the disaster, the first important decision you will need to determine is whether you should stay put or evacuate. It is recommended that you have a plan in place for both possibilities.

Be Informed About What Might Happen

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency. By beginning the process of learning about specific threats relative to where you work or live, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency. Be prepared to adapt this information to your personal circumstances, and make every effort to follow instructions received from authorities on the scene. With simple preparations, you can be ready for the unexpected.


For more information on better preparing your business for an emergency, check out our previous blog, “Commercial Emergency Ready Plan - Free, Quick, & Easy!

SERVPRO of Marietta West Commercial Guarantee

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage office hallway The clean up specialist at SERVPRO of Marietta West, helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened”.

When your ready for disaster, help gets there faster. SERVPRO of Marietta West is ready 24/7 and has answered our local community of Marietta’s call time and time again. Whether it’s cleaning up storm damage, or mitigating a warehouse fire, SERVPRO of Marietta is here to help and can get the job done right the first time. When disaster strikes call the industry leaders, SERVPRO of Marietta West.

When your business suffers water or fire damage, the cost of repairs isn’t the only cost to take into account when assessing a commercial claim. One of the major costs that SERVPRO takes into account is the cost of lost business or “down time”. How much will it cost your business to miss that shipping deadline? Or, how much will it cost to close the entire office for several weeks? These are things SERVPRO of Marietta West can help your business assess and help you choose the right mitigation plan for your unique situation. 

Call SERVPRO of Marietta West for commercial water and fire cleanup today!

One of the most critical aspects of any fire or water restoration project is getting to the damage quickly. By getting to the damage as soon as possible, SERVPRO’s restoration specialist can prevent additional damage from occurring and more quickly get your business back up and running as usual. SERVPRO believes in the principle of “Faster to any size disaster”, and takes this seriously. That’s why there are over 1,700 SERVPRO locally owned franchises nationwide. This way you are never more than a call away from a restoration company you can trust like SERVPRO of Marietta West.

SERVPRO of Marietta West’s Commercial Response Guarantee 

  • Within the First Hour: Once notified by our customer, a SERVPRO loss coordinator will contact them to gather information about the business and details concerning the loss so that they can dispatch an emergency response team immediately.
  • Within Four Hours: Highly trained mitigation teams will arrive at your business ready to perform emergency services (Four hours is a maximum response time, most of our customers have technicians on-site within an hour of notification of the loss).
  • Within Eight Hours: Our customers and their insurance company will be provided an initial scope of loss and will be updated on the progress of the claim.

Check out what some of our satisfied customers have had to say about working with SERVPRO of Marietta West, or take a look at some of our Reviews on Google!

Hotel and Resort Restoration Services

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles on commercial job SERVPRO of Marietta West has preform restoration services for major hotels, community convention centers, private clubs, and government buildings.

Hotels and resorts pose unique challenges when it comes to the water and fire restoration industry. Who do you call when a fire sprinkler head goes off by accident? What do you do if you find mold growing in one of the rooms? Can you afford to completely shutdown during the restoration process? What will be covered under insurance and how will filing a claim affect your policy? 

In business, time is money. Restoration projects are no different. The quicker SERVPRO of Marietta West can get on-site the quicker we can get you back to business as usual. Saving your business both precious time and money. The cost of restoring commercial properties can sometimes be insignificant in comparison to the loss of revenue due to “down time”. “Down time” is the amount of time, or more importantly the amount of revenue lost due to facilities inability to fill orders, work at full capacity, or otherwise fulfill the business’s obligations. 

In today's digital age with Yelp, Google, and Facebook, upsetting even a single customer can cause a massive backlash online. That’s why you need a restoration company that has your back. A company that has handled numerous commercial claims before and can get the job done right the first time. SERVPRO’s team of professional restoration specialist will dry and restore your property to preloss conditions. In some cases, we can even facilitate partial access or use of non affected areas, so you don't have to completely shut down all operations.

SERVPRO of Marietta West has specialized commercial loss teams ready to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team of highly trained professionals can be on-site within an hour of notification in most cases, ready to start drying, restoring and mitigating your property. No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO of Marietta West. Whether you are a small family owned business or a Fortune 500 Company with thousands of employees, SERVPRO of Marietta West has the right plan of action for you. Getting your business back up and running quickly and safely is our number one priority!


Check out our previous blog on hotels and resorts “Your Guests Are Your Top Priority - You are Ours”

Commercial Water Restoration in Marietta GA

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial office space being dried and restored From warehouses to office spaces SERVPRO of Marietta West has you covered!

When it comes to commercial water damage SERVPRO is the company that is faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO of Marietta West is your locally owned and operated SERVPRO franchise. You might ask, “What sets SERVPRO of Marietta West apart from the other local water restoration companies?” It’s our national backing of over 1,700 franchises nationwide, and our hands on “customer first” approach that you can only get from a locally owned business.

SERVPRO of Marietta West offers 24/7 emergency water extraction and restoration services, and has become the go-to name in the restoration industry. Our response time is typically less than one hour, and our trained professionals have the experience necessary to take care of even extensive water damage.  When it comes to water damage, there's not much that SERVPRO of Marietta West hasn’t seen. From a forklift warehouse sprinkler system accident, to a condenser leak from an air conditioning unit. SERVPRO is ready and willing to answer the call.

SERVPRO of Marietta West’s Emergency Commercial Restoration Services

  • Emergency Water Extraction
  • Tree Removal, Roof Tarping, & Board Up Services
  • Structural & Contents Drying
  • Document & Textile Restoration
  • Move Out & Storage
  • Portable Power & Scalable Resources
  • Electronic Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration

Commercial water losses often require more man-power, equipment, and logistical planning than your average residential water claim. Most locally owned, and even regionally operated restoration companies do not have the resources necessary to dry commercial facilities. While air-movers and large room grain dehumidifiers work great in a residential application, commercial restoration often require specialized equipment like 25,000 CFM desiccant dehumidifiers, and generators capable of powering large buildings. No matter what size your business’s disaster SERVPRO of Marietta West is here to help pick up the pieces, and get you back to business. 

SERVPRO of Marietta West also offers a full range of commercial construction services:

  • General Contracting
  • Carpet Repair & Installation
  • Drywall Repair/Installation & Paint
  • Electrical, Plumbing, & HVAC Services
  • Tile, Linoleum, Marble, & Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Roofing Services

Get Your Business Back Up and Running With SERVPRO of Marietta West

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marietta West servicing another water damaged assisted living facility in heart of Kennesaw GA

Showing up to your place of business to find out that your entire office space is soaking wet is a rough way to start any workday. SERVPRO of Marietta West sees this type of damage on a weekly basis and has tons of experience helping business owners and property managers navigate the drying and restoring of their workplace. Call in the professionals and leave it to us. We can be on site within an hour of notification in most cases with all the equipment and personnel needed to properly dry and document your water loss.

No amount of money has ever bought back a single second of time. Time is the one of those commodities that we can’t get more of. To a business time means money, and if your business is unable to operate due to water damage, fire damage or mold issues, it means you're losing money. Call SERVPRO of Marietta West so we can help get your employees back to work and keep the wheels of progress turning.

SERVPRO of Marietta West specializes in commercial losses. It doesn’t matter what size disaster, large or small. SERVPRO of Marietta West is always on call 24/7 and ready to respond, even during major holidays. Check out some of the commercial services we have to offer:

In need of restoration or mitigation services? Just give us a call (770) 428-5467

Here are a few types of commercial clients and scenarios we’ve handled in the past:

  • 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

SERVPRO of Marietta West has service our community for over 17 years and is locally owned and operated. We have helped countless businesses get back up and running after suffering a water, fire, or mold loss. Our goal is to both restore and mitigate your business’s losses and get you back in business as fast as possible.

Commercial Emergency Ready Plan - Free, Quick, & Easy!

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Marietta West to schedule your free Emergency READY Plan today!

So, nobody likes thinking about "what if something goes wrong?", but as a business owner or facility manager it is your job to be ready when things do go wrong. Often times you are face with difficult situations & hard questions like:

  • Who do we call if the sprinkler system goes off?
  • The bathroom toilets are backed-up and spilling sewage onto the floor and carpet
  • Refrigeration unit lost power and flooded the warehouse or kitchen
  • Storm waters have engulfed our office space
  • Neighbor's pipe busted and water is coming through your celling

You can better prepare yourself and your business by having an Emergency READY Program (ERP) in place prior to when disaster strikes. Putting a plan in place doesn’t have to cost you a dime, and you can get started today in just 5 easy steps! Let SERVPRO of Marietta West help you better prepare for disaster. Once you have an ERP set up, getting help to cleaning up and restoring your property is just a few clicks away.

5 Easy Steps to Commercial Emergency READY Plan

STEP 1: Go to SERVPRO.com/ready to register for your free account using your email address as your username and enter a secure safe password.

STEP 2: Select SERVPRO of Marietta West as your preferred SERVPRO franchises. This way, in the event your business experiences water, fire, mold, or just about any other type of damage, SERVPRO of Marietta West is only a few clicks away.

STEP 3: Begin creating an ERP for your building or other properties you manage.

STEP 4: Download the SERVPRO Ready Plan Application on your iPhone, table, Android or Blackberry device from the respective App Store.

STEP 5: Launch the Ready Plan App and sign in using the same username and password from STEP 1.

You will be able to access and manage all the information in your ERP direct from your computer, tablet, or even your smartphone. Most importantly having the ERP in place before disaster strikes will save your business substantial amounts of time and money. 

The key to recovering after disaster strikes is having a plan ahead of time to deal with any size disaster. SERVPRO of Marietta West's Emergency READY Program is the best way you can protect your business from down time!

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SERVPRO of Marietta West Can Restore Documents Too!

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

In the aftermath of disaster, some of your most valued contents—documents, photographs, and books—could be lost forever. As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Marietta West knows that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology, SERVPRO’s restoration professionals will help you recover your paper goods before it is too late.

Our Document Restoration Facility:

  • Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
  • Secure: managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance
  • Digital: we use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents
  • Flexible capacity - we can accommodate large commercial losses or small residential jobs
  • Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization

Our Technology

SERVPRO document restoration team uses innovate vacuum freeze-drying techniques; in fact, we use the same freeze-drying methods used by the Library of Congress to dry valuable historic documents and books. Our vacuum freeze-drying process is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)and the General Services Administration (GSA).

Types of content:

  • Paper Documents
  • Books and magazines
  • Manuscripts and Files
  • Photographs, Films, Negatives, and Microfiche
  • X-rays
  • Blueprints and Maps
  • Parchment

Document Cleaning and Disinfecting

In many water damage situations, like sewage or flood water, documents will be exposed to bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or other harmful chemicals. Our team uses a gamma irradiation process to safely and effectively sterilize your documents.

Digitizing Services

In the digital age, converting your paper files and photos to digital formats can have an invaluable impact on your business or home. With the help of SERVPRO’s restoration professionals to digitize your documents, you can save storage space and have access to your records at the touch of a button. And perhaps most important of all, you’ll have digital copies of your valuable documents that can’t be lost in a flood or fire.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Marietta West? 

SERVPRO of Marietta West will get the job done right. For document restoration backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards.

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We Work Quickly to Get Your Marietta Business Back to Business As Usual

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marietta West professionals are available 24/7 to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale of the loss, or the size of you

Time is crucial to saving your business when disaster strikes. Every hour spent on recovery is an hour lost of revenue and productivity. Our professionals are available 24/7 to help remeidate any damage, no matter the cause of the scale of the loss. SERVPRO of Marietta West professionals are experienced in limiting business interruption, working after hours and around the clock to isolate the damage and restore your space so that you can continue business as usual. 

Related Retail Services

Types of Facilities:

  • National Chain Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping Malls
  • Department Stores
  • Specialty Retailers

Have an emergency at your retail facility? – Call Us Now (770) 428-5467

We Can Restore Your Facility to Pre-Loss Conditions

Whether it's a supermarket or department store, and whether the cause is a fire or a burst pipe, our team will work quickly to assess your cleanup needs and isolate the damage. SERVPRO of Marietta West professionals are experienced in working with retailers to ensure that all surfaces, displays and merchandise are restored to preloss conditions so that you can re-open your doors as soon as possible.

Our Experience Includes:

  • Total Project Management
  • Inventory Control and Documentation
  • Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
  • Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup
  • Vandalism Cleanup
  • Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning
  • Mold Removal
  • Odor Removal
  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup
  • Document and Records Recovery
  • Electronics/Equipment Restoration

Why Choose SERVPRO?

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Speed is key. With over 1,700 Franchises across the U.S. and Canada, you can expect emergency work to begin quickly because there's always a Franchise nearby. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Scalable Resources To Accommodate Any Size Project

As a national leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO can scale the number of personnel, equipment, and project management team members to accommodate any size project. For major events and large scale losses, we can mobilize one of our elite Commercial Large Loss Teams.

Flexible Solutions To Allow Normal Operations

We understand that your retail facility needs to continue operating, even in the face of disaster. In many cases, SERVPRO can clean up in a way that the damaged space can be safely isolated from functional space so that normal operations can proceed around the cleanup.

Your Guests Are Your Top Priority - You Are Ours

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Marietta West - No matter the size of the disaster, we can make it "Like it never even happened."

When disaster strikes at a hospitality facility, the help of a specialized team is critical in assuring that normal operations resume as quickly and safely as possible. Whether the cause is a coat hanger on a sprinkler head, a fire, a traumatic event, or a natural disaster, our team will coordinate with your management and maintenance staff to prioritize spaces, isolate the damage, and restore the area to your complete satisfaction, while minimizing the inconvenience to you and your guests. 

Types of Facilities:

  • Hotels
  • Convention Centers
  • Resorts
  • Casinos
  • Entertainment Venues

Our professionals are available 24/7 to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale of the loss, or the size of your facility. 

Have an emergency at your hospitality facility? – Call Us Now (770) 428-5467

We Will Efficiently Prioritize Space When Restoring Your Hospitality Facility

From small entertainment venues to large convention centers and everything in between, we work quickly to assess your restoration needs and work with your staff to prioritize spaces so that basic operating functions can continue normally, and your guests can enjoy your services with minimal impact.

Our Experience Includes:

  • Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
  • Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup
  • Biohazard
  • Odor Removal
  • Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning
  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup
  • Mold Removal
  • Vandalism Cleanup
  • Document and Records Recovery
  • Total Project Management

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Disasters Happen | Prepare Now & Learn How

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marietta West - Emergency Storm and Water Restoration...Ready for what ever happens!

As a business owner, insure or property manager, you are a leader in your community and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers, and community to follow.

This year for National Preparedness Month, join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. "Disasters happen" and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.

As an employer in your community having a business continuity plan can help protect your company, its employees and its infrastructure, and mazimizes your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster. Your can do this by taking three simple steps:

  • Plan to stay in business
  • Encourage your employees to become ready
  • Protect your investment

We must work together as a team to ensure that our families, businesses, and places of worship and neighborhoods are ready. At ready.gov/business, companies can find vital information on how to begin preparing their organization and addressing their unique needs during an emergency. You can also contact us, SERVPRO of Marietta West, to find out more on how to be ready when disaster strikes with an Emergency READY Program.

Why Kennesaw Restaurants Are More Susceptible to Water Damage than Other Businesses

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Call the pros at SERVPRO Marietta West! Performing emergency water restoration services for all of Kennesaw and Marietta sense 2005!

Restaurants typically have the highest water consumption of any class of business, leading not only to increased bills but also greater risk of water damage.

Kennesaw restaurants experience small-scale water damage on a much more frequent basis than other local companies, causing minor but still troublesome headaches for the unprepared. While SERVPRO can help with mitigation and restoration services to keep the real impact on your business to a minimum, you should be prepared for the most common issues you may find yourself facing. 
 
Clogged Drains 
Whether it is in the restroom or the kitchen, clogged pipes and drains have the potential to cause a lot of water damage to your Kennesaw restaurant very quickly. While establishments with timed faucets are typically resistant to these disasters, troubles can still arise due to carelessness or malfunction. Overflowing sinks and drains spill high volumes of water on the floor, causing permanent damage to flooring materials if not properly drained or cleaned up. Should this issue arise, be sure to shut the water off quickly to prevent further harm. 
 
Burst or Torn Water Lines 
Whether the water line is in the structure or an appliance, rips, and holes in pipes and tubes commonly create uncontrollable disasters. While aging kitchen equipment tends to be at the greatest risk, accidents can happen to even the newest and most premium appliances. Be sure to have sealant on-hand to patch up leaks quickly, and contact SERVPRO or an equipment technician as needed for further fixes. 
 
Flooding 
Serious flooding can happen to restaurants either from natural disasters or major water leaks, such as a busted water main. When this happens, a fast call to SERVPRO is critical, as calling us without delay ensures that we can find and repair the issue in a timely fashion and mitigate as much damage as possible. These cases typically develop into lengthy, more challenging restoration processes, especially if we experience additional delays in the mitigation process. Our ERP, Emergency READY Profile Plan can help prevent, or at least mitigate, fire or water damage from closing your restaurant.
 
SERVPRO of Marietta West helps local businesses to survive and overcome even the worst disasters and damages. To enlist our aid, call us around the clock at (770) 428-5467.

What to Do After a Commercial Fire Disaster in Marietta, GA

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

If your commercial facility is in need of fire restoration call SERVPRO of Marietta West (770) 428-5467

A sudden fire in your business or commercial premises can be shattering and overwhelming. It may set you back in terms of infrastructure and revenues.

However, even in the face of such disaster, all is not lost. It is possible to restore your business premises back to its original state through commercial restoration services.

Commercial restoration is preferred to rebuilding as it saves you time and resources. You won’t have to buy most of your furniture and equipment again. Instead, a simple cleaning and a little restorative work should have them looking new and fresh.

Even when the fire damage is extensive, your property can still be salvaged through commercial restoration.

5 Things to Do After Commercial Fire Damage

What do you do after the fire trucks have left and you’ve ensured the safety of all your employees? What is the roadmap to normalcy?

1. Protect Yourself Before Entering the Building

If the fire department has allowed you to re-enter the building, make sure that you wear a mask to prevent smoke and other hazardous gases from entering your lungs.

It is also recommended to wear gloves to protect your hands from injuries and other dangerous materials.

2. Prevent Further Damage

Even after the fire is put out, damage can still continue. The water left behind by the firefighters can still destroy your furniture and other commercial items as well as promote mold growth.

If possible, remove all undamaged items such as documents, computers, and equipment from the building to a secure place to prevent them from further damage or possible looting.

3. Collect the Damage Information for Your Insurance

Your insurer will ask for a detailed list of inventory for all the damaged commercial items. You should, therefore, take clear photos and videos of the damage and make a list of all the destroyed items and structures. This will help you to get the most out of your insurance coverage while providing proof.

4. Call a Professional Commercial Restoration Expert in Marietta, GA

After a fire disaster, the fastest way to get your business up and running again is hiring a professional restoration company to clean and restore your building.  Here are the steps taken to restore your business premises:

  • Damage assessment: This involves examining the extent of the damage. You will receive a comprehensive report and plan on commercial restoration after the assessment.
  • Elimination of smoke odor: After a fire disaster, your commercial premises will need a breath of fresh air. With the use of top-of-the-line industrial dehumidifiers and the best air movers, restoration experts will completely eliminate the smoke odor.
  • Soot removal: After a fire, the walls and ceilings of your building are likely to be covered in soot. Removing soot from surfaces on your own can be daunting. Restoration experts have the right products and tools for the job. Not a single stain will remain. When soot is properly removed, it will help prevent the growth of mold after the restoration process.
  • Repaint, Repair, and Restore: Finally, the restoration company will repaint the walls and make quick fixes to get your commercial building operational again.

5. Initiate an Arson Investigation

If you don’t know the cause of the fire, it is always recommended to conduct an arson investigation to determine what or who started it. This information can be vital during the insurance claims process.

And if the fire was started by a particular person intentionally or due to negligence, you can press charges and get help in property repair and restoration costs.

Talk to SERVPRO for Quick and Top-Notch Commercial Restoration in Marietta & Kennesaw

After a fire disaster, there are so many things that need to be done to get your business up and running again. You need to make new purchases, coordinate claims, prepare to move back in, contact your vendors and customers, and so many other things.

SERVPRO understands the stressful and traumatic process you are going through. That’s why we are dedicated to restoring your commercial property in the shortest time possible. We have highly skilled technicians and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your building to its pre-fire conditions.

Our major aim is to always meet and even surpass our clients’ expectations. In case of a fire disaster, do not hesitate to call us right away.

SERVPRO of Marietta West: Your Experts in Commercial Water Damage Restoration in North Georgia

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Handle Your Marietta Commercial Water Damage with SERVPRO of Marietta West

If you have recently become a victim of commercial water damage in Marietta GA, you may be wondering what you can do to mitigate your damages. There is a critical period in which certain actions must be taken to preserve as much of your property as possible and to decrease any health risks when water damage has occurred in a commercial space. 

Preparing a Space for Water Damage Restoration

Before you enter your commercial space or any flooded building, you will need to make sure the electrical power to the structure is shut off. You should also be aware that during a flooding event, small animals or reptiles tend to seek shelter inside of buildings. Be prepared to deal with the discovery of wild animals in your space.

Protect yourself from entering any flooded building by wearing an organic vapor respirator. You can purchase these at any local paint and building supply stores. You also want to have rubber gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. The first thing you should do is ventilate the affected areas by opening the windows and placing fans where possible.

Unfortunately, there likely will be items that you need to throw away. Any items that are porous and have absorbed contaminated floodwater cannot be restored. If your commercial space has drywall, mattresses, pillows, box springs, particle board, carpets or carpet pads, these will need to be discarded if they have become saturated. However, there is good news: If you have clothing or household fabrics that can be machine-washed, you may be able to salvage them. Use your washing machine to clean these items with a 10-minute soak at the minimum in hot water with detergent. The soap and normal wash should remove most of the contamination and any staining that is present.

Be aware that your commercial space will need a thorough professional inspection, cleaning and possibly restructuring. Water damaged walls and installations must be removed and repaired, and pockets of saturation should be exposed for drying and sanitizing. Always remember that mold growth could take a few days to appear as it thrives in a moist environment with organic-type materials such as paper or particle board and in temperatures that range between 60 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep good airflow throughout the interior environment, and maintain moderate temperatures to decrease the risk of any mold growth. It is also important that you let your space dry out before any rebuilding occurs.

Services You Can Count on in the Marietta Area!

We are proud to serve our local communities:

You can depend on SERVPRO of Marietta West to provide reasonable prices for commercial damages and other services in the Louisville area. Our restoration services include cleanup after water damage, fire damage, and storm damage. We also assist with mold remediation, and we're qualified to provide cleaning and building services. Our trained and certified IICRC technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to begin your restoration. Whether you require cleanup after a commercial water damage or simply need a carpet cleaning, call us at (770) 428-5467.

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Why Your Marietta Business Needs an Emergency Ready Plan

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

An estimated 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as fire and flood never reopen.

SERVPRO of Marietta West has worked with many businesses in the area to ensure they are prepared for any emergency. 

  • Between 2004-2008 16,360 fires happened in retail stores and other mercantile properties such as grocery stores beauty and barbershops.
  • Those fires caused $648 million in property damage. Fire damage is worse after normal business hours. Fires that started between 9PM-5AM caused $75,000 dollars in damage. First that started between 5AM-9AM caused $24,000 dollars in fire damage.
  • More than 60% of U.S. small businesses do not have formal emergency response plans & do not back-up their data off site.

No Plan Means You're Less Likely to Recover

  • 80% of companies that do not recover from a disaster within 1 month are likely to go out of business.
  • 75% of companies without a business contingency plan fail within 3 years of a disaster.
  • 70% of small business that experience major data loss go out of business within a year.
  • 43% of companies that experience catastrophic data loss never reopen.
  • 51% of companies with data loss closed within 2 years.

Tips For Creating a Successful Emergency Ready Plan

Let the professionals help you. Work with an emergency restoration company for assistance in creating your emergency ready profile.

  1. Identify and label utility shut-off locations.
  2. Identify local utility contact information.
  3. Identify local emergency contact information such as fire, police, and hospital contacts.
  4. Establish main internal contacts for purposes of employee safety and emergency work authorization.

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. Please contact one our Business Development Representative to setup your free Emergency Ready Profile - (770) 428-5467 -

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Marietta West has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. "Like it never happened." Contact us for more information.

SERVPRO of Marietta West...Your Experts in Commercial Water Removal & Restoration in North GA

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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Protecting Your Marietta Commercial Property From A Fire Loss

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial fires often are the most devastating real estate that a property owner will have to oversee. In addition to wreaking havoc on your property, fires can force you to relocate temporarily so you can maintain running your business while the restoration process is completed. However, property owners who implement high-quality safety practices can often avoid the devastation and destruction that results from commercial fires. Read the brief outline provided below to learn how you can protect your property:

  • Install Automatic Fire Sprinklers

As many authorities know, having an automatic fire sprinkler on your property can reduce the risk of fire by up to 71%. Additionally, sprinklers can decrease your insurance premium. To keep your sprinkler in excellent condition, be sure that it is not blocked by dirt or paint. Also, be sure to inspect regularly your main control valve so that it is not left off. Finally, be sure that you take the precautions necessary to prevent the pipe from freezing.

  • Conduct Fire Emergency Training

Each of your employees should undergo fire safety training. The training can help prevent your staff members from being victimized. Here are a few subjects that should be covered in the emergency training:

  • Hazard Recognition

Keep all combustible chemicals and materials away from heat-generating and electrical equipment.

  • Prevention

Inspect your power sources regularly and don't overload your extension cords and outlets.

  • Response

Teach your employees how to respond when a fire breaks out. Some subjects that should be covered include how to perform an organized evacuation, operate the fire extinguisher, and set the fire alarm.

Other issues that should be involved in the training include:

  • Breathing Apparatus Training
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Confined Space Entry Training
  • First Aid Training
  • General Staff Emergency Awareness Training
  • Evacuation Exercise

Also, be sure that your employee team officials undergo the following fire emergency response training:

  • Fire Safety Officer Training
  • Fire Safety Adviser Training
  • Chief and Deputy Chief Warden Training
  • Emergency Control Organization Warden Training
  • Spill Response Training
  • Lay Flat Hose Training

Call SERVPRO of Marietta West Immediately

Although accessing and utilizing fire prevention measures is crucial and advantageous, there is still a chance that a fire could break out on your commercial property. If this happens, you need to know who to call for fast, efficient restoration services. The company to trust is SERVPRO of Marietta West. We have extensive industry experience and a passion for restoring offices to their original condition. We're ready to assist you immediately, so contact us now at (770) 428-5467.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Marietta West is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire emergency event. When commercial fire damage occurs in Marietta we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! - (770) 428-5467 -

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SERVPRO of Marietta West are Commercial Drying Specialists

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Marietta West for all of you commercial water drying needs! -(770) 428-5467-

Our SERVPRO Franchise has taken the IICRC Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) class and has obtained special certifications to complete water mitigation in commercial buildings. Drying out a commercial building can be much different than performing a dry out service for a residential home. The materials a commercial building and residential home is built of can be completely different. The buildings are also used for different purposes.

The CDS course is a five day class and covers commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential structures. The class teaches students to become skilled at performing damage inspections and evaluations. The class covers workflow management, process administration and technical methods of effective and timely drying of commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential water damaged structures, systems and furniture.

Commercial drying projects often have additional potential hazards and safety risks than residential water mitigation projects. According to the IICRC, potential hazards include but are not limited to higher voltages, confined spaces, energized machinery, hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment and forklifts. In addition to this information, it is important that state and local laws for safety and contractors are still followed.

If you are in need of having mitigation performed on a commercial or industrial building in the Kennesaw area, make sure you utilize a company that has the knowledge to perform the services properly and effectively.

Call SERVPRO of Marietta West (770) 428-5467

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Do You Have Dirty Ducts?

5/25/2017 (Permalink)

Improve your indoor air quality with duct cleaning?

Did you know your ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality? In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home. A routine part of SERVPRO of Marietta West's service is inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping the HVAC and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life-span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may help save you money. Duct cleaning may not always be necessary.

In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke, or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, SERVPRO of Marietta West can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

If you have a fuel-burning furnace, stove, or fireplace, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends they be inspected for proper functioning and be serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning.

The SERVPRO® Duct Cleaning System is proven and cost-efficient. Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, SERVPRO of Marietta West uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

  • The process begins by using patented equipment, including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct’s shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.  
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of the particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the indoor environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

For more information on duct cleaning, or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO of Marietta West today. -(770) 428-5467-

Is your property winter ready?

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not properly prepared. Whether it is heavy rain, freezing temperatures, damaging winds, sleet or snow, all can cause serious and costly property damage. While you cannot control the weather, you can take steps to prepare and help take the sting out of winter weather.

To help prevent costly damages due to weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before colder weather hits.

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Roofs, water pipes and gutters should all be inspected to ensure they are in proper order. Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building. Clear gutters of debris that may have gathered during fall. Leaves and other obstructions can lead to a damming effect, that can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery of hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open allowing warm inside air to circulate around the pipes. If the building has outdoor faucets, concider shutting water off at the main valve in the basement or crawl space. Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure tit drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.
  • Ask SERVPRO of Marietta West -(770) 428-5467- about completing an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business. The ERP is a no cost assessment to your facility, and provides you with a plan to get back in business fast following a disaster.

When winter weather strikes, call SERVPRO of Marietta West -(770) 428-5467- to strike back.

Spring Cleaning For Your Workspace

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

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 Marietta West can help get your facility in tip top shape. In addition to air duct and HVAC cleaning, SERVPRO of Marietta West is trained to use state-of-the-art equipment to remove soils hiding deep within your carpet, as well as focused stains 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 Marietta West have the tools to make your home or business sparkle in on time!

Quick Workspace Tips:

  • 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 our 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 draw 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 for calendar reminders.

Be Ready With the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens."

In the event of an emergency, the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile, can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including: Emergency Contact Information, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's free Rady Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet.

The ERP establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional (SERVPRO of Marietta West - (770) 428-5467) as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 45 years experience and a system more then 1,700 franchises strong. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

The ERP is a NO COST assessment, all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save a lot of time in the future. Call SERVPRO of Marietta West to establish your Emergency READY Profile.

Helping Schools: Provide Clean, Health Environments for Our Children.

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marietta West on call 24/7

SERVPRO – In a class by ourselves

Educational institutions can depend on SERVPRO Marietta West for fast, thorough service in the event of fire, water or mold damage. With 24-hour emergency response, SERVPRO of Marietta West provides mitigation, cleanup and restoration services to reduce recovery costs and to help ensure minimal interruption to your curriculum. SERVPRO of Marietta West also provides expert cleaning for emergencies or special needs exceeding routine janitorial capabilities, including stain removal, upholstery and drapery dry cleaning, indoor air quality and vandalism cleanup. Our franchise is trained to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants.

Restoration:

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Out and Contents Restoration
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service

Cleaning

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism
  • Carpet, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Deodorization

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Restoring Marietta West Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/29/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Marietta West 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 Marietta West

SERVPRO of Marietta West 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.