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Water Main Burst in Waipahu Retail Store

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Main Burst in Waipahu Retail Store Muddy shoe store

Employees at this Waipahu, Hawaii shoe retail store got more than they bargained for when they arrived to work early Monday morning. A water main out side the store burst, flooding the  entire store with muddy, contaminated water.  Flood water is category 3, the highest category of water.

SERVPRO of Kailua North/Laie responded immediately and was able to get the business back up and running in no time! With our prompt and efficient production team the job only took a few days.

We are available 24 hours a day.  Our duty is to make it like it never even happened.  Call us today at (808)235-5015.  We provide free inspections and free estimates.  We are here to help!  No job is too big or too small, WE DO IT ALL!

The risks of living in a Condo.

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The risks of living in a Condo. Roof damage caused from water leak in above unit.

When you live in a condo unfortunately that means we are susceptible to all kinds of mishaps. Anything can happen in the condo above you.  Anything can happen even in the condo next to you.  They could accidentally leave a faucet on, have plumbing issues, have a water heater or appliance leak.  Or even a very slow leak that has gone undetected for long periods of time. This consequently may cause potential damage to the unit below.  This can also lead to mold and bacteria growth.  In these cases be sure you know who to call right away to prevent further damage. Our number is (808)235-5015.  We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  No job is too big or too small, we do it all!

Appliance Malfunction and Leaks are far more Common than we Think.

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Appliance Malfunction and Leaks are far more Common than we Think. Water damage to Ceiling Caused by a Dishwasher Malfunction Upstairs.

Appliance malfunctions are one of the most common reasons water damage affects today’s homes. A slight breach in the gasket on a washer or a small leak in the pipes leading to an automatic ice maker can slowly damage the walls or the floors of your Kailua home in hidden areas. SERVPRO technicians receive training to locate and restore the many paths water takes to intrude and damage structures of your home. 
 
Our crew locates the leak and arranges for repair and then gets to work on the damage done by the water. As we work through the areas saturated we look for mold growth, which is common when water leaks over time. If found, we add mold remediation to the agenda; our technicians are trained in the EPA mold abatement protocols. 
 
SERVPRO crews extract any visible water and set up air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture in the air and fixtures. We recommend you run your AC units as well to lower humidity. The team monitors moisture levels, and we remove our equipment only when the proper levels are attained. 

The Lingering Effects of a Kitchen Fire in Your Kaneohe Restaurant

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Lingering Effects of a Kitchen Fire in Your Kaneohe Restaurant Fire and smoke damage in your restaurant can cause panic as to when you can re-open. Contact SERVPRO right away for remediation.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Remediate a Fire at Your Business Location

Your Kaneohe restaurant rarely can prepare for the possibility of even a small fire. The lingering effects of a kitchen fire can affect the entire building, making it difficult for your doors to stay open. Since such a significant portion of the year is heavy laden with tourism and non-local traffic, even small portions of time without your doors open to the hungry public can be highly damaging to profits.

While you might not have had much (or any) structural concerns following the recent blaze, there are lingering symptoms that make it difficult for guests to enjoy their meal. With any aspect of commercial fire damage to your Kaneohe restaurant, our certified restoration specialists at SERVPRO can help you to set things right.

One of the primary concerns that linger after a recent fire is the smell. From either smoke damage or charring, this is a scent that assuredly overpowers the aroma of the cuisine you are cooking and takes away from a guest’s experience. Using sophisticated equipment such as foggers, our SERVPRO technicians neutralize noxious molecules with the dense (and odorless) chemical compound emitted by the foggers.

Smoke and soot damage can be another potential problem for the customers that you want to bring in. If this is all in the kitchen area, it poses a threat to the meals that you are preparing and should be dealt with right away. Utilizing scrubbers with filters on them, our professionals deeply clean surfaces affected by the recent fire. Depending on the severity of the present smoke and soot damage, this cleaning can be done with a wet solution or with a dry scrubber.

Restoring the damaged areas or equipment affected by the fire is another aspect of our process and one that should also get held in high regard towards re-opening your establishment to the public. The contents of your restaurant that became damaged by the flames can often get restored to their preloss conditions provided that our team gets to these items quickly.

There is no right time to have a small fire in your restaurant, but having SERVPRO restoration services can make the process a little easier to manage. If you are struggling with lingering symptoms of a recent fire, contact SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 by calling (808) 235-5015.

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SERVPRO Knows What to Do When Fire Damage Strikes a Gallery in Kailua

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Knows What to Do When Fire Damage Strikes a Gallery in Kailua Kailua Fires Get Fast Cleanup and Restoration from SERVPRO

When Fire Strikes in Kailua Move Fast to Mitigate Damages

When an art gallery suffers fire damage in Kailua, the situation can become very different from other business environments experiencing a similar disaster. Galleries of all sorts tend to contain items that are simultaneously valuable, fragile, and important from a cultural standpoint. Without appropriate care and attention, the contents of the gallery may become permanently and irreversibly damaged. Whether your location contains modern, classic, Western, or Native Hawaiian art, SERVPRO provides the expert care and quality of service necessary to handle such a disaster.
 
Faster to the Disaster     
In the aftermath of fire damage to a gallery in Kailua, time can be critical to saving some of the most sensitive items in the building. Chemicals in smoke and ash may begin to change and destroy certain artistic materials and compounds fundamentally. We keep our representatives and technicians ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to reports of fire, flood, and other types of damage to get there hopefully before anything drastic can happen. Once our technicians and inspectors arrive on the scene, they can evaluate items in and around the damage site for their condition, risk, and value, and act accordingly. Final decisions for salving and attempting to preserve artifacts rest with the client and insurance carrier.
 
Expert Care
Speed is far from the only consideration we must make when dealing with a fire-damaged establishment of the fine arts. Delicacy and thoroughness are equally essential to avoid further damage to both the building and its contents. We have many protocols in place to protect against evolving situations and extraneous variables, and when our technicians cannot adequately provide treatment for a specific item or material, we maintain a list of contacts with local specialists who know how to handle these objects. When you call SERVPRO to care for your gallery after a fire, you call a trusted, capable, and careful company able to take on even the most challenging of tasks.
 
SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie is a local provider of fire damage mitigation and restoration service. If a blaze has hit your business, call us at (808) 235-5015.

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When Commercial Fire Damage Keeps Your Entertainment Venue Closed

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial When Commercial Fire Damage Keeps Your Entertainment Venue Closed If a fire spreads and causes damage to your venue during a luau, call SERVPRO to remediate the damage quickly.

Rely on SERVPRO for Immediate Fire Damage Restoration Services

Many times, luaus in Kaneohe make use of fire or burning torches. Rarely do accidents ever occur. However, when they do, fire damage can happen rapidly. This can leave guests upset, but an immediate response from management can significantly help calm fears. This response also needs to include mitigation of any areas affected.

Kaneohe hotels and other venues that offer entertainment to guests and the public at large can mitigate fire damage more easily with the help of a professional team. SERVPRO can assist you every step of the way whenever there is damage from small or large blazes. We quickly clean up the soot and oils involved in the fiery displays and remove any damaged materials.

Our professionals can help repair any stages that sustained fire damage from the fire along with areas behind the stage. Restoring fabric backdrops and other props with laundering or hand cleaning can often suffice. Other times, we need to pack these items up for more thorough cleaning at our facility. We return these as soon as possible in like-new condition.

Soot can cling to everything, and oil-based fire produces some of the worst types of soot. However, we have the techniques and tools needed to complete even the messiest jobs. Brushes and cloths remove soot before it can dull surfaces of metals and glossy plastics. Cleansers help us do much of the work by loosening the soot from the items' surfaces.

Unfortunately, not all items can be cleaned or laundered sufficiently. Some items become destroyed by even the smallest fire because of their materials or their fragility. SERVPRO can help with inventory lists of all disposed of items, also, so you can more easily replace the exact items lost. However, restoring items instead of replacing them is often much more cost-effective.

The highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie enjoy luaus and know that they remain a vital part of our culture and our economy. We want you to reach out to us at our local number, (808) 235-5015, whenever fire damage might keep you from holding your next show.

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How To Create A Fire Damage Prevention Plan For Your Kailua Office

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Create A Fire Damage Prevention Plan For Your Kailua Office Emergency READY Profile Plan ERP Helps Protect Your Kailua Business

A SERVPRO Consultation and the Mobile ERP App Keeps You Prepared

Fire damage is a real risk for any office building. Whether your office is a government agency, insurance company, bookseller, accountancy firm or anything else, fire safety awareness is important. The ferocious wildfire in Mokuleia earlier this year served as a reminder of the power and destructiveness of fire. SERVPRO recommends that every business in Kailua puts a fire prevention plan in place.
 
A fire damage prevention plan means that you think ahead and take steps to prevent a blaze in your Kailua office. Having a plan in place also means that should the worst happen and a fire breaks out, your staff knows what to do.
 
Here are some vital points your plan must cover.
 
Evacuation routes and assembly points. Do not forget to allow for employees with disabilities or mobility problems.
 
Emergency contacts and lists of actions to take. Post these around the office so everyone can see them.
 
Preventative measures to help stop fire damage from happening in the first place. These might include regular wiring checks, careful storage of flammable materials, and unplugging appliances when not in use.
 
Regular checks on fire alarms and sprinklers to be sure they are ready should disaster strike.
 
The importance of keeping fire lanes and escape routes clear, and fire doors shut. Make sure all your employees know this basic information.
 
The location and use of fire extinguishers. Make sure your employees know where to find fire extinguishers or blankets, and how and when to use them safely.
 
When your fire damage prevention plan is in place, distribute it to all employees. Hold a meeting and some training to get them up to speed and make sure they have all the knowledge they need.

Remember to add SERVPRO’s phone number to your list of emergency contacts. In the event of a fire, our IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to provide a professional and thorough cleanup. We carry out every step from initial assessment to post-cleaning odor removal, so your office is ready for use as soon as possible.
 
We also have a handy app that makes creating your fire damage prevention plan much easier. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan app helps you assess your office and provides you with an accessible profile document and a guide for helping you get back into business after a fire.
 
An Emergency READY Profile Plan also establishes the chain of command for authorizing fire restoration and ensures your local SERVPRO franchise is your local emergency contact for fire cleanup. You can get started today by visiting SERVPRO.com/ready.
 
SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie is on hand to assist with fire cleanup in Kahaluu, Hauula, Kokokahi and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (808) 235-5015.

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