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Commercial loss with a speedy response.

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma will make your commercial business water damage, fire cleanup or mold remediation "Like it never even happened." At SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma we are locally owned and operated which gives us the quickest response time when you have an emergency in your business. When your commercial property has been affected by water damage call SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma. When you work with SERVPRO you are working with IICRC trained (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) & thoroughly background screened professionals.

SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma is the fastest responder for the Gig Harbor, North Tacoma areas. We will immediately start by containing the area that was damaged, so no further damage occurs. From there if it is a water damage from a broken sprinkler line, toilet overflow, or broken pipe, we will start by extracting water and cleaning the area with the appropriate method preventing microbial growth.

Water intrusion or smoke damage can spread quickly throughout any building, ruining carpets, upholstery, furniture, books, and other important items. When water damage occurs, exposed metal is susceptible to tarnish, and wooden furniture can swell and damage beyond repairable. Mold and bacteria’s can also grow in a rapid rate. If water damage is is not addressed further damage can occur to doors, windows, and walls. It is extremely important to start the cleanup process as soon as the water damage is found.

Step one: locate the cause of the damages, and stop it (I.e. water shut off valve, sprinkler shut off valve, etc.)

Step two: Call SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma to start immediately mitigating the damage

Step three: Call your insurance provider and update them with the current progress

Step Four: Organize the most essential areas of operation to get back up and running

We have worked with many local businesses and have multiple testimonials that we would be happy to provide you upon request. It is our goal to give you all available information so you can make the best educated decision on how you would like to move forward with mitigating the damages and get your business back up and running.

No matter what size of your commercial business, from a multi-building auto dealership to a smaller mom and pop run business we are prepared to take care of your business and get it back up and running. We understand here at SERVPRO that your business is your livelihood and your entire life’s work. We know that as long as your business is not fully functioning the financial impact increases daily. SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma is a family run business and we promise to treat your business like it was our and get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can reach a SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma representative 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 253-851-6711 and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Building Insurance Claims

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

A commercial property insurance claim is a formal request to an insurance company asking for payment based on the terms of that company’s policy. The insurance company will review the claim for validity and then pays out to the insured or the requesting party (on behalf of the insured) once approved. Payment will be determined by the bill submitted by the mitigation company, and the estimate for repairs prepared by the general contractor selected for the repairs.

A commercial building can have multiple different types of property insurance claims. In a survey conducted by the Hartford, about 20 percent of small business owners filed a claim for burglary and theft in the previous five years. Water and freezing damage is also a frequent claim. About 15% of small business owners filed a claim against their policy for this type of damage. You may have filed a claim for wind and hail damage if you work in an area near a storm’s frequent path. Fire is a large risk to any building structure. It is also a claim about 10% of small business owners have filed in the previous five years. Something to take into consideration when dealing with a fire loss is that you may have more water than fire damages from the sprinkler systems and the fire department. Fire losses can range widely in terms of value, and can start from something as simple as a space heater left on after leaving the office for the day.

Every city has large commercial buildings, do you manage or work in a large commercial building? Consider having SERVPRO prepare an emergency readiness profile in place for your commercial building in the case of an insurance claim.

When the manager on duty or the facility coordinator determines that the damages are beyond their own employee’s capability it is time to file an insurance claim. This is when SERVPRO’s emergency readiness profile can come into play. The profile will create a plan that any employee can start implementing, it includes emergency contacts, utility contacts, locations of shut offs, etc. This will get the mitigation process started immediately. When the call is made to the insurance company informing them of the loss,SERVPRO will alreadybe responding to the loss and have the buildings information at hand in the emergency readiness plan.

Our SERVPRO technicians and managers are prepared to handle these insurance claims 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our managers are skilled communicators, explaining the entire process so you feel comfortable understanding the process. We take pride in our technicians training process and their thorough knowledge in the field. This may be your first commercial insurance claim, but with SERVPRO you get our experience along with all our franchises resources so we can handle any size of loss.

If you’d like to have a service agreement prepared between SERVPRO and your company, call us today and we can come out prepare an emergency readiness plan and review a service agreement. Here at SERVPRO Gig Harbor/N. Tacoma it is our goal to make sure its “Like it never even happened.”