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When disaster strikes your commercial business
Once you have started the process of putting in a claim and getting mitigation services started we will be notified about your loss. It is our guarantee that we will call you within 1 hour. Our goal is to get in contact with you ASAP for us at SERVPRO® of Gateway. We are committed to helping you when disaster strikes and a huge part of that is speaking with you and assuring you that help is on the way. We have been serving customers like you for 40+ years when disaster strikes and know that speed counts to help put you at ease and know that things will be made right, call 216-575-1985. SERVPRO® of Gateway has been serving the community since 1977. We are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are ready 24/7, 365 at 216-575-1985 to help you. We are a certified locally owned and independent run firm who are committed to serving our community when disasters such as pipe breaks and fires occur. Call us and we’ll be there 216-575-1985.
Experienced and Trained Professionals
With over 40 years of service in our communities we have done our share of large commercial jobs. SERVPRO® of Gateway is experienced and trained to help you when disaster strikes no matter big or small. Our crews are able to respond even in the middle of the night and mobilize to assist you; our crews are bonded and trained to work in spaces with confidential information with discretion and professionalism. SERVPRO® of Gateway holds itself to the highest standard in customer service and will work to help make it “Like it never even happened.” If disaster should call make sure to call the team in the area that is ready to help lighten your load and make a stressful situation easier and faster for you, call us at 216-575-1985. SERVPRO® of Gateway has been serving the community since 1977. We are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened,” We are ready 24/7, 365 at 216-575-1985 to help you. We are a certified company committed to serving our community when disasters such as pipe breaks and fires occur.
IICRC Certified Franchise
SERVPRO of Gateway is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
Storm and Flood Damage After Heavy Rains
During a storm or heavy rains, drains and sewers can backup. This can cause severe damage to commercial property if not taken care of immediately. Dealing with contaminated water in Cleveland, Ohio is frustrating and can be dangerous. Sewer backups threaten your property as well as your employees and customers as it carries a risk for disease.
Excessive rain causes water to back up from municipal sanitary sewer systems. If water is coming up through floor drains or sink drains in the basement, it is not rain water; you likely have a sanitary issue.
A backwater check valve is one preventative solution to this issue. It is a self-operating valve that only allows water to flow in one direction. It does need to be cleaned every six months to a year. If well maintained, it will help prevent water from flowing in the opposite direction and causing sewer backup.
Contaminated Water Types
Category 1: “Clean water” – This type of water comes from a clean source. Broken water lines or faucet leaks are sources of clean water. Category one water can quickly degrade to a category two if left untreated. Many factors influence the degradation process: contact with contaminants, time, temperature and environment.
Category 2: “Gray Water” – This type of water is contaminated. If ingested it could cause stomach discomfort or illness. Some sources of category two water include an overflowing toilet containing some urine (no feces), an overflowing washing machine or a leaking dishwasher. Gray water may contain bacteria or viruses and can degrade to category three water if left untreated.
Category 3: “Black water” – This type of water is unsanitary to the point of causing serious illness. Any contact with this water should be avoided. It could contain sewage, microbes and harsh chemicals. Black water is caused by flooding from rivers and streams, an overflowing toilet containing fecal matter or water from beyond the toilet trap. If standing water starts to support microbial growth it is considered category three. Sewer backup is category three water.
The good news is that there are experts in sewage cleanup. These experts have the special training and equipment to safely deal such a disaster. If in question always call SERVPRO of Gateway at 1-800-933-7179
How To Care for Gym Floors
How To Care for Gym Floors
Gym floors are an important part of schools, churches and recreation centers. They are used for various events throughout the year and regular maintenance is important to keep them in good condition. While you want them to look nice it is also important for them to be safe for use. Unkempt floors in disrepair can be hazardous as well as unsightly.
- It is important that gym floors be swept daily with a dust mop. Dirt and dust buildup will scratch the finish of the floor when it is walked on and can create a slipping hazard.
- Vacuum all walk off mats daily to ensure that the dust and dirt does not transfer to the gym floor.
As Needed Maintenance & Preventative Measures
- Use a damp mop once or twice a week to clean the gym floor and prevent dust.
- Ensure that there is no standing water left on the gym floor. Excess water on the floor can damage the wood
- Ensure that all tables and chairs have felt pads or use a floor covering to protect the gym floor.
- Walk-off mats are a great way to minimize the amount of tracked in dirt and water. These are placed at the entries and help absorb debris and water that would otherwise be tracked onto the gym floor.
Call SERVPRO of Gateway at 800-933-7179 to learn more about our cleaning services or to schedule an inspection. Our team would love to help ensure that your gym floors are in great shape!
Prepare An Emergency Kit
- Water, 1 gal person per per day
- Food, 3 day supply per person
- Can opener (manual!)
- Flashlight, batteries, back up phone charger
- First aid kit, hygiene items
- Emergency phone numbers
Commercial biohazard cleanup
Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO of Gateway also offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.
Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners.
SERVPRO professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.
SERVPRO of Gateway can help with the following issues:
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Methamphetamine Labs
- Crime Scene Residues
- Sewage Backups
- Black Water Intrusions
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
We're here for your business to keep everyone safe. Make sure you call SERVPRO of Gateway when biohazards are found in your facilities.
24 Emergency Response
SERVPRO of Gateway provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond to your emergency needs and have expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 1-800-933-7179
Flooding in Businesses
Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, out in the country, or even in the desert, there is potential for flooding. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood.
A variety of events can cause flooding, like: heavy rains, when ocean waves come onshore, if snow melts too fast, or when dams or levees break. A flooding event may occur over a long period and could last days, weeks, or longer.
The most dangerous type of flood, a flash flood, happens quickly with little or no warnings. Flash floods are the top weather-related killer in the U.S. since they can roll boulders, tear out trees and destroy buildings of low-lying areas in less than six hours, caused by intense rainfall from a thunderstorm or several thunderstorms.
At least 25% of the business that close after an event like a flood never reopen their doors. As little as one-inch of water can cause costly damage to your property. That's where we are here to help to keep businesses in business.