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The official cleanup & restoration partner of Pro Golfers Association (PGA)

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

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The PGA is the highest level of competition in the field of professional golf and SERVPRO is proud to be a part of their community.

Keeping golf courses clean and pristine is optimal for comfort and high quality tournaments. In past years, SERVPRO has been fortunate to show off our work and perform services for major PGA events such as The Players Championship and The TOUR Championship.

We are always happy to help out our friends associated with the PGA because we understand a major part of playing golf is the beauty and scenic environment a golf course can provide.

If we can provide repair, restoration and clean up services for an entity like the PGA, there is nothing we cannot do for you. We are here for our local communities and can respond in a moments notice if you need immediate repair, restoration or clean up services in your home or business. 

24/7 Emergency Services, 365 days a year. 

SERVPRO of Ajax

Tel: 289-460-5124

How to Save your Restaurant Appliances

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

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10 Tips for Keeping your Commercial Dishwashers Running Well

1. Check the hose and tub 

2. Do regular maintenance on doors

3. Tell staff not to overfill

4. Use the correct dish detergent

5. Wash the filter by hand regularly

6. Rustproof the racks

7. Clean dishes before entry

8. Clean the spinning arms regularly

9. Clean exterior and around the dishwasher

10. Unclog regularly 

Let us help you create a proactive, facility profile ahead of any property loss. Time is always of the essence in dealing with an emergency loss, especially any type of water damage. 

We can schedule an appointment for one of our team members to do a walk through of your commercial facility which documents the critical elements of your operation before any needs arise!

SERVPRO of Ajax

Here when you need us, to make it look "Like it never even happened."

289-460-5124

Top 5 DIY Cleaning Tips For Your Business

3/13/2021 (Permalink)

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As a business owner your To-Do List never ends! You're busy and we understand. SERVPRO of Ajax wants to share some cool DIY cleaning tips using just a tooth brush and toothpaste! For easy and minor cleaning keep reading!

Top 5 Tips

Here are 5 great tips to use at your business:

Tip 1: Use an old toothbrush and scrub the tile floors in the workplace restroom.

Tip 2: If an employee is wearing a fancy white shirt or pants but stains them, grab a damp sponge and scrub the area with toothpaste. This should get the stain off, depending on the severity of the stain.

Tip 3: Remove the stains on the rubber soles of your white shoes. Grab a damp sponge or towel and some toothpaste. Scrub the affected areas, or leave toothpaste on the shoe for a whole day, and it comes off like powder. This can be an amazing trick to use with your white Reebok's or Adidas's!

Tip 4: Use toothpaste to scrub the toilet to make it more presentable and safe for workers or customers.

Tip 5: Rubbing a tiny amount of toothpaste with a cloth on your cell phone screen will make it look good as new!

Other great things that toothpaste can do:

- clean bathroom sink

- shine bathroom and chrome in kitchen 

If your business needs cleaned call SERVPRO of Ajax. Certified SERVPRO Cleaned. 289-460-5124.

Let the professionals take care of the big jobs, we have the equipment and trained professionals to help you get the job done. No matter how big or small!

SERVPRO of Ajax 

   

Emergency Ready App - SERVPRO

3/13/2021 (Permalink)

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“No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be ready for whatever happens!”

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Whether you own a small business or corporate scale, water damage or fire damage can occur to your business. 

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. 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.

That is why we can’t stress enough, the importance of being prepared and equipped with the knowledge to mitigate until help arrives. Let us help you get prepared!

Our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) program will provide critical information that will allow you to start mitigation.The Emergency Ready Profile will also prepare our SERVPRO of Ajaxteam in the event of an emergency at your property. Don’t let your business be on the wrong side of the 50%.

We will make it look "Like it never even happened." 

Call SERVPRO of Ajax today for more information and to have any questions addressed. 

Tel: 289-460-5124

Does your business need to be cleaned?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

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Commercial Cleaning Services

As some businesses prepare to reopen after the most recent stay at home order, you tend to be welcomed by dust, cobwebs, germs, insects, and the likes. Many businesses are closed currently due to local pandemic guidelines as well. For sanitizing and disinfecting, and for grime, odour, and moisture challenges that are beyond the scope of your regular janitor, SERVPRO Ajax will make sure your commercial properties are cleaned thoroughly and left sparkling.

With our defensive pathogen cleaning program, we’ll make sure your business environment is disinfected and sanitized.

Our expert staff is trained at best to work with modern cleaning equipment to return your workspace to its very best.

Our Commercial Cleaning Services Include:

• Air Ducts and HVAC
• Biohazard and Sewage
• Trauma and Crime Scene
• Carpet and Upholstery
• Drapes and Blinds
• Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
• Odour Removal and Deodorization
• Vandalism
• Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
• Commercial Restoration
• Commercial Water Restoration
• Commercial Fire Restoration
• Commercial Mold Remediation
• Commercial Storm and Major Events
• Disaster Recovery Team
• Commercial Cleaning
• Building Services
• Specialty Cleaning Services

Get in touch with SERVPRO Ajax today to reopen your business to your customers in a safe, sparkling and refreshing surrounding.

Our team is only a call away.

Tel: 289-460-5124

You Need Trained Mold Removal Companies for Proper Remediation – Call SERVPRO to Address Suspected Mold Growth

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Bacteria, microbes, mold, mildew – these are words that no business or property owner wants to hear. However, there could be one or more areas of your Exeter building that are beginning to show signs of colonization. Whether you had a hidden leak or the inability to regulate relative humidity inside your commercial property, you need skilled technicians on the job to handle remediation. SERVPRO wants you to know that we have all of the training, specialized equipment, and protective gear to take care of your project from start to finish.

What Should I Know About Mold?

As a business or industrial space, it is vital that you know some of the inside information that mold removal companies already understand. When you feel as though you have a mold issue at your business, you should know the following:

  • There might be relatively strong, musty odors telling you that mold is colonizing under carpets or behind walls.
  • The onset of mold can become much worse in as little as 48 to 72 hours.
  • When mold is present, it brings with it the potential for health effects. 

Should you suspect a mold outbreak in your retail store, office, warehouse, or any other commercial location, it is crucial that you:

  • Keep people out of the affected areas.
  • Make sure that any fans or your HVAC system remain off.
  • Contact SERVPRO to send out a mold remediation team as soon as possible.
  • Never attempt to disturb or clean the mold on your own.
  • Never spray anything on the mold spores or blow air over the surfaces, as this can cause spreading as the spores become airborne.

When you call SERVPRO of Ajax, you can count on our crew to be your number one choice of mold removal companies in the area. Call (289) 460-5124, and we can dispatch a remediation crew to your property with the latest tools and Health Canada products to begin the job.

Commercial Mold Damages

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

If your commercial building recently experienced water damages, you're probably unsure of the next step. Not only are you worried about property damage from the water, but you also have to worry about mold in your business. Mold can affect indoor air quality, can cause significant property damage, and can cause a foul smell that even the best deodorization techniques can't get rid of! Follow these tips if you're dealing with residential or commercial mold.

  1. Get Rid of Moisture - This is the very first step! Before the mold can be properly addressed, as much moisture as possible needs to be removed. If there is standing water, it can be dangerous to walk into your home or commercial property, so please make sure you can safely enter the building or structure.
  2. Protect Yourself  - You just never really know what can be floating around in standing water that can hurt you. For example, electrical wiring. You don't want to endure an electrical shock. Once you know you can safely enter, protect yourself by wearing protective clothing, such as gloves and a face mask.
  3. Hire a Professional - The best thing you can do is leave it to the experts. Rely on a team of professionals to help get your home or business back in tip-top shape. Experts can come in and assess the true extent of the damage and help ensure all of the molds are properly remediated. We promise it could save you a lot of time, money, and headaches in the future. 

SERVPRO of Ajax is ready to help you ensure your commercial property is cleaned and ready to support your business. Give our team a call at 289-460-5124

Commercial Damage Levels

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

One of the areas SERVPRO of Ajax has the capability to handle is commercial damage.

There are so many factors that can contribute to commercial damage occurring such as fires due to unforeseen circumstances, facility usage which puts wear and tear on your property, down to the most basic water damage. No matter the source of the damage, this downtime can be costly both to your business and your customers.  When damage at your commercial property happens, how do you know to what level and extent? Below we have a grading system we use to determine the level of which your property is assessed and categorized to begin mitigation.  

Level 1

Small commercial loss typically involving 15,000 square feet or less of affected floor space. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a small commercial loss may include but are not limited to, a stand-alone retail establishment, a small church, a daycare facility, a small shopping center, a small warehouse or manufacturing facility, or a stand-alone administrative building. A Level 1 loss can also be a small portion of a much larger structure.

Level 2

Midsize commercial loss typically involving 15,000 to 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. The building or buildings involved are usually multi-level or greatly divided spaces. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a Level 2 loss may include but are not limited to, a small multi-family property, a midsize church or school, a small shopping center, a multi-tenant administration facility, or a midsize warehouse or manufacturing facility. A Level 2 loss can also be just a portion of a much larger structure.

Level 3

Large commercial loss typically involving more than 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. The building or buildings involved will likely be large multi-level structures. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a Level 3 loss can include but are not limited to, a large church, hospital, school, or university; a large multi-family property; a mid- to high-rise retail or administration facility; a large industrial, manufacturing, or warehouse facility; or a large strip-style shopping center or shopping mall. This is the level at which it would be appropriate to refer to the project as a “large loss.” Once our team determines the level of loss, the property is further assessed, and a team of appropriate size is dispatched to get the job done quickly and efficiently. If you have damage at your Commercial property. Give SERVPRO of Ajax a call at 289.460.5124

Keeping your restaurant carpets CLEAN

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Your restaurant’s nightly checklist must be followed to the letter in order to keep your business in great shape and ready for the next business day. Every item must be thoroughly washed and sparkling clean daily; the kitchen flooring, stovetops and ovens, utensils, pots and coffee makers…. And then there’s the front of house - bathrooms, host stand, and bar area with all your glassware that needs attention. But you and your team have it all handled, every day.

A lot of restaurants have hardwood, which must be frequently maintained because of things like high heels, spills and scratches. That’s why some businesses choose to carpet their floors. A nightly vacuum and some spot treatment can do wonders when it comes to mold prevention and other issues, but a deep clean is also a necessity occasionally to maintain the carpets colouring and improve customers outlook on your business. Because of this, it is important to have deep cleaning on your cleaning checklist!

Here at SERVPRO of Ajax, we are equipped to handle the toughest carpet cleaning jobs. Our business is experienced with cleanups from fire and water damage in both homes and large commercial enterprises, and mold remediation is one of our specialties!

Why keeping your business clean should be a priority

Those shows about failing businesses and restaurants are often entertaining and even humorous, at least to us as viewers. But they also highlight an essential detail that businesses, and not just restaurants, sometimes overlook: a clean work area. Though it might not be your biggest priority when it comes to your business, it sends a powerful message to both staff and customers. Here is a list of some of the benefits to workplace cleanliness:

  • It reduces the need to replace supplies and equipment as often. 
  •  It can help you find and fix damages before they becomes a problem
  • It can help employees avoid illnesses and positively affect morale. 
  • It gives your business an image and reputation of trustworthiness

Call us here at SERVPRO of Ajax for help with all your commercial cleaning needs. We are experienced in cleanup after water and fire damage, and mold remediation is one of our specialties! Our phone number is: 289-560-5124.

Why Your Business Should Have an ERP

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

As Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” This advice can easily be applied to all aspects of life, including your business. Anything from water damage to fire damage to storm damage can completely overhaul a business. 50% of businesses are devastated so much by these disasters that they cannot reopen. The other 50% are able to jump back into action because they are ready.

An ERP (Emergency Ready Plan) Is a way to prepare for these disasters before they strike. It is carefully devised, well-rehearsed strategy that tells you and your employees exactly what to do during an emergency. Knowing exactly what to do what you can expect in advance can help save your business from costly repairs. Your ERP includes:

  • 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 business following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Ajax as your disaster and mitigation and restoration
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin which saves you time and gets you back into business faster
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information

Learn more at https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/gettingstarted, or call us at 289-460-5124.

How to Prepare your Employees for a Fire

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

A fire is never something you expect to happen in your building, however it is something that strikes commercial buildings daily. With that being said, it is important to make sure your employees/tenants are ready in case a fire happens to occur.

First, it is vital that you have an Emergency Action Plan in place. This plan frameworks your employees’ responsibilities during any type of emergency – including a fire. Your Emergency Action Plan should contain:

  • Escape route map: Print out a map of your building and highlight the primary and secondary exits, the routes accessible for those who might be disabled. And where to assemble once safely evacuated outside of the building. Point out where fire alarm pull stations are located, as well as fire extinguishers and any other key items that are important in any emergency.
  • Evacuation policies and procedures: This should outline evacuation routes, crowd control policies, how to assist people with disabilities and how to report fires.
  • Special Staff’ Responsibilities: Decide where to draw the line on instructing employees to use fire extinguisher (if fire is small and contained) or to evacuate immediately. Some commercial offices require designated staff to stay behind to shut down critical plant operations for example. Make sure these procedures are in place if necessary.

We must always be prepared in case fire strikes, but preventative measures are always the best to know, to help prevent a fire before it can even start.

  • Keep up with routine maintenance.
  • Make sure there is enough ventilation when utilizing any cleaning products.
  • Get rid of any card board boxes/pallets regularly as pile ups tend to happen. This is a breeding ground for fire.
  • Make sure all hallways and emergency exits are clear just in case an emergency strikes and evacuation is necessary.

In order for your employees to be well aware of fire procedures and policies, ensure they are put through the right training such as

  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Shut down procedures (may not apply to all)
  • Fire Drills

How to Prevent Water Damage to your Commercial Business

10/18/2018 (Permalink)

As demonstrated by the recent flooding in Toronto and surrounding areas, water can seriously damage property. The cost to fix water damage can be very expensive and in some cases not covered by your insurer. That is why it is always best to take the preventative measures to protect your business property from any sort of water damage. Here are three helpful tips on how to go about protecting your business.

  1. Research information

-           Your municipality’s website might have info on flood and sewer back-up prevention programs whose costs may be tax-deductible.

  1. Sewer back-up prevention

-           Disconnect weeping tiles and install a backwater valve and sump pump

-           Make sure there’s a secondary energy source (battery or generator) for your sump pump in case of power failure

-           Detach the foundation drain from the sanitary sewer

-           Disconnect the eaves troughs and foundation drains from the sewer system

  1. Waterproof building structures

-           Regularly inspect your roof and eaves troughs

-           Regularly inspect walls and windows

-           Check basements for mold, water staining, cracks in the walls and make sure drainage systems are working properly

-           Check plumbing regularly to make sure theres no leaking fixtures/joints, and irrigation systems aren’t spraying water on foundation walls

-           Make sure the fixtures attached to exterior walls are waterproofed, and drain any standing water on the exterior

-           Make sure any inventory is kept off the ground in water/air proof containers whenever possible

How to Prevent Mold in a Commercial Building

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

When owning a commercial property, mold isn’t a top priority when it comes to all the other stuff that goes into it. However, when ignored for so long, mold can become one of your major problems without you knowing it. That’s why you should brush up on preventative measures, to ensure you don’t run into the costly problem of mold.

  1. Stay vigilant: Mold can be sneaky, growing in places you may never have thought. Create a routine inspection plan, specifically searching for signs of mold or where mold might grow: damp surfaces, high moisture areas, spotty or fuzzy stains on walls, floors, and carpeting, and musty smells. If you employ janitorial staff or contract this work out, request to be notified of any moldy areas or areas where mold could grow.
  2. Make repairs: Cracked foundations, leaky roofs, and unsealed windows and door frames are all problems ready to cause mold to grow. Repair building issues as soon as they occur, and always try to catch leaks and water damage before the wetness can lead to a moldy disaster.
  3. Decrease moisture: The climate or geographic location in which your commercial building resides may mean humidity is always at a high. Since damp air makes it easy for mold to grow, consider installing dehumidifiers, or running smaller units in basements, attics, and such to help keep things dry.
  4. Clean at the core: Your building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) can increase the blowing around of mold spores. While it may not be 100 percent stoppable, you can reduce the transfer of spores by making sure the HVAC system and ducts are regularly cleaned and maintenance.
  5. Bring in a pro: Every commercial building’s needs are different, so sometimes to effectively prevent mold from growing, you need a mold remediation specialist, such as SERVPRO® of Ajax to custom tailor a plan to fit your structure. Working with a mold remediation specialist can help ensure that any existing problems are responded to quickly and that moving ahead, you’ll stay free and clear of mold-related damage and health concerns.

SERVPRO of Ajax’s Commercial Resources

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

When looking for cleanup for your business, we at SERVPRO of Ajax can help with our commercial resources. Whether it is cleanup after a disaster or mold remediation, we help GTA businesses get back to conducting business as usual, as fast as possible. Nobody likes a disaster of any kind, and we are here to help you through it.

Lost time in cleanup for water or fire damage is better spent in your doing productive work for increased business opportunities. As professionals in the GTA, we are nearby and ready to help with disaster cleanup. Our expertise can help you through our extensive commercial resources:

Water Damage Restoration

Flooding and water damage seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. We know that and can help you get back to work with our:

  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Highly trained water damage specialists
  • Restoration know-how

No matter the location of the water damage, whether in a small office building or big box store, SERVPRO of Ajax will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion to ensure your business is up and running again as quickly as possible. Our technicians have the training and certifications they need to handle your restoration needs, no matter the size.

Fire Damage Restoration

Lost productivity is the biggest result of fire and smoke damage. With firefighting systems, water damage may also occur from water used. As a trusted leader in fire and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Ajax knows the ins and outs of fire damage and the extra damage that can come with it and are well-equipped to handle it, including:

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration
  • Odor Control
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration

Mold Remediation

Because mold, whether from a leak or plumbing, can cause serious problems and health risks to those who enter your business, give us a call at SERVPRO of Ajax to discuss how we can manage it as we work fast to address the mold. We work fast to contain the mold growth and prevent it from spreading further. Our technicians are well-trained, including:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists
  • Water Damage Restoration Technicians
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Cleaning Service

We address everyday soil and grime that are beyond the scope of your janitorial staff.

Storm and Major Events

Whether you need our elite large-loss specialists who work with the hospitality industry, universities and property managers, or you have damage from a storm, wind and rain, we can help. With our 24-hour emergency service, we will be there quickly to assess and fix the damage. Moreover, we work with your insurance to make the process as seamless as possible.

Here at SERVPRO of Ajax, we have the experience, knowledge, and expertise necessary to help you with any mold damage or preventive practices. We are also available for cleanup after fire and water damage.

3 Ways to Prepare your Commercial Property for a Storm

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

When strong storms sweep into the General Toronto Area, they can wreak havoc on your commercial property. This can be distressing, as high winds, heavy rain and flood water could cause thousands of dollars in damage to your building and its inventory. However, if you know a storm is inevitable, there are a few strategies you can use to prepare and possibly minimize the damage.

  1. Back Up All Your Data

Your company’s data can be destroyed in a flash if it is stored in the basement of a flooded building. Paper archives can be especially vulnerable, so you may want to take time to move boxes or file cabinets to a safe location where the information can be transformed into electronic data and stored in the cloud. Avoid archiving information in company computers, especially those on the ground floor and vulnerable to flood water. In fact, you might be better off moving any company computers to a higher floor, if possible.

  1. Remove Items from the Floor

Inventory, machinery and valuable company tools that sit at ground level can be susceptible to water damage. You may want to remove these items from the building or put them up on high, stable shelving. Heavier machinery can be lifted onto stacked wooden pallets, which may keep them dry and unharmed during flooding.

  1. Have a Restoration Plan in Place

It can be difficult to gauge how much damage your business may suffer before a flood, so it is wise to have a restoration plan in place before a disaster happens. Contact your local flood damage and mitigation service to discuss what the company’s technicians can do for you if your building takes on damage. Discuss possible services like odor cleanup and mold mitigation.

Flood water and high winds in the GTA, can damage your commercial building and put you in serious debt. However, careful planning and having a mitigation and restoration strategy in place may help you come through a flood with the least possible amount of damage.

Restoring Your Ajax Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Ajax 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 Ajax

SERVPRO of Ajax 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.