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Don't Leave Your Disaster Recovery Plan 'Til After the Disaster

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Disaster recovery planning is one of those things that your IT Department usually worries about just after you've had flood that takes our your datacenter. As the water rises and the electrical circuits start to trips out, the boss will call down and shout something about "calling the disaster recovery team" to get everything back on track ASAP.

This is usually when you remind him that he didn't sign the proposal. The water will carry on rising and the computers will carry on fizzling out, and the data on them will eventually be erased. As the remaining IT team wave goodbye to the boss who failed to sign the proposal, they then sit down with the new boss and hatch a plan, plan to make sure that if everything goes wrong, they can get it all back and run again.

Of course, you don't have to go overboard with DR, it can be as simple as making sure you've got backups, but even those need to be cared for. So, just in case I've worried you enough for you to think that maybe you ought to be protecting your data somehow, according to SERVPRO of Ventura, here are a ways you can make sure you're properly covered and won't suffer a massive data loss when the ceiling falls in.

Take Regular Backups

This sound obvious, and to many, but so many people take a bunch of backups and then pop the tapes in the cupboard next to the server room or pop them in a safe in the accountant's office.

What happens if the building is flattened? How do you handle it when you come to restore from the tapes, and you realized that although you have a fire-proof safe, it's not very heat proof. Melted tapes don't work well in the new tape drive. Neither do melted CD's.

Backups should be taken off-site ideally, SERVPRO of Ventura will do this for you. They turn up in a secure van and take your tapes to a secure off-site storage center, and when the worst happens, you give them a call.

There is no excuse for not having a disaster recovery plan and if you find yourself trying to justify the expense, ask yourself how much it would cost if your entire data infrastructure were to be lost?

For more information, visit www.SERVPROventura.com or call us 24/7 hotline (805) 656-3911

The Importance and Purpose of Mold Remediation

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Importance and Purpose of Mold Remediation Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is the removal as well as cleanup of mold present in indoor environments. It is very important to tackle your mold problem head-on before it starts to cause damage to your home and health.

Causes of Mold

Many building materials can sustain the growth of mold. It is mainly caused by the presence of moisture or water indoors and grows on organic materials. Organic materials consists of things that were once living. Most mold growth is found on wood floors or wooded studs. It can also be encouraged by a lack of drying of building materials like concrete. Leaky roofs, flooding, problems connected with plumbing, and building maintenance can result in the growth of mold indoors.

The first thing to do to solve mold problems indoors is to stop the source of the moisture within your home or office, followed by mold removal. Solutions for small instances of mold are the following:

  • Ventilation
  • Sunlight
  • Wall Insulation
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Non-porous building materials
  • Household Cleansers

If the mold growth is significantly high, it might be necessary to choose a professional mold remediation company to eliminate mold from every building material which has been compromised.

The aim of remediation is to clean or entirely remove all contaminated materials in such a way that is effectively checks the release of fungi-contaminated dust from spreading into unaffected areas.

DIFFERENT METHODS

Some ways to hinder mold growth are air conditioning, improved insulation, and also dry fog. Current technology allows mold remediation companies to pack a room with a kind of dry fog that exterminates mold and prevents its growth. This fog contains a chemical which is approved by the EPA and in no way damages or harms the health of animals or individuals. The idea is to attack the mold which is harmful to people and their pets, whatever it takes as long as it does not exacerbate the situation.

However, some companies use other methods of remediating by exposing it to high levels of heat, sunlight, UV light, Ozone, Dry air, and also by spraying fungicides. While such methods can make it non-viable, the mold, including any by-products might still produce harmful health effects and repercussions. The only correct tactic of remediation is to employ detergent solutions that eliminate the mold physically.

Other means of Mold Removal Are:

  • Dry ice blasting: gets rids of mold on wood and cement surfaces
  • Vacuum: removes accumulated water from carpets and floors.
  • Damp wipe: by scrubbing or wiping non-porous surfaces with water and detergent.
  • HVPA Vacuum: Vacuum cleaners equipped with HVPA or High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters are meant for the final cleanup of affected areas.

After remediation is achieved, all mold-affected furnishings, as well as building materials should be put in closed containers or impervious bags and disposed of as conventional construction waste

A Word of Caution

While engaged in mold removal, do not, on any account, breathe in either the mold or its spores, since it can be highly damaging to your health.

When it comes to come remediation, you should consider the service of SERVPRO of Ventura. For more information, visit www.SERVPROventura.com or call us (805) 656-3911. 

Good Reasons for Hiring Commercial Cleaning Services for Your Office

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Good Reasons for Hiring Commercial Cleaning Services for Your Office Commercial Cleaning SERVPRO of Ventura

It is common sense that most people go for a certain service or product if they find it more useful than other similar available. It is true for commercial cleaning services also. With the changing times, businesses have changed and so have the customer expectations. Now people expect more quality service, value-added products. Keeping this in mind, we will be discussing how SERVPRO of Ventura commercial cleaning services could benefit over other available options.

Here are a few reasons that will help you understand how SERVPRO Of Ventura Commercial Cleaning Services are the better option when it comes to a clean and hygienic workplace.

Better, Faster Cleaning Services

Though faster is not always better, in this particular case it is. Office premises vary in area, and a single business could extent to more one building and floors what SERVPRO of Ventura excels in is the art of cleaning a premise comprehensively at a professional pace. They manage it by using high tech cleaning equipment covering more area in lesser time and by training their staff to make maximum use of their time and technology.

Competition Among Rival Cleaning Services

One good thing that has happened in recent times is that due to highly competitive prevailing market conditions the benefit of the resulting higher cleaning standards has gone in  favor of the customer. Now you have the option of getting better quality services at highly competitive prices.

AFTER HOURS CLEANING SERVICES

The biggest advantage of hiring SERVPRO of Ventura is that you can have the work done after or before your office working time. What this means is that you get a clean workplace less the hassles of your staff being disturbed during the work hours.

However, you could arrange to have mixed services such as off-time cleaning and minimal presence of the cleaning crew during work hours to take of the odd spill.

VALUE-ADDED SERVICES

Like any other business, SERVPRO of Ventura has added more diversity to their mainstream cleaning business. They now offer value added services such as water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, sanitizing, and mold remediation and so on.

Important of Carpet Cleaning Services in Offices

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Important of Carpet Cleaning Services in Offices Commercial Cleaning Carpet

Carpets are an important part of offices. Associated with luxury; carpets add aesthetic to an office. It could be doctor's clinic, lawyer's office, boutiques, restaurants or any office. Carpets make workplace look even more beautiful and add a tough of artistic quality. Moreover, good quality carpets can also help reduce noises.

However if not cleaned and maintained properly, unclean carpets can be huge turn-off for potential clients and employees. Generally, visitors to an office often judge the quality of the business by drawing first time impressions seeing the ambiance and cleanliness of the office. The condition of the carpets plays a significant role in the building positive impressions.

First-time impressions are more often that not the last impressions. The way you maintain your office space and its cleanliness says a lot about the way you conduct your business. An unclean, filthy carpet is indicative of a carefree attitude of an office.

Unclean carpets in offices not just affect the branding and business prospects of a company but also affect the health of those around it. Carpets that are not cleaned regularly and well-maintained properly can lead to plenty of health problems such as allergy to bacteria, fungi and mites. Moreover, it causes degradation of the environment and affects the quality of air indoors.

Therefore it makes sense to ensure that office carpet always remain in pristine condition. Proper maintenance of carpets requires professional cleaning services that can remove filth, grim and deep accumulated dirt from carpets. SERVPRO of Ventura commercial cleaning services has well-trained cleaning experts who use the latest techniques and environmentally friendly products to clean carpets.

For Commercial Cleaning Services, please call our 24/7 hotline (805) 656-3911.

Restoring your Ventura Commercial Property

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring your Ventura Commercial Property Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Ventura 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 Ventura 

SERVPRO of Ventura 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