Recent Commercial Posts

Commercial fire safety

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

If you are looking to purchase a commercial building, there are a few fire safety items to be aware of. When considering a new location for your business, be sure to pay close attention to the following fire safety requirements.

Exit Signs: Exit signs and emergency backup lighting is required for all exits in a building, should occupants need to safely exit during an emergency situation. Confirm the placement and workings of all exit signage and lighting in any building.

Hazardous Occupancies: Businesses that use paint booths, glass blowing equipment, and certain types of machines could cause a fire to develop rapidly due to the high rates of heat release from this type of equipment. Having these types of contents require special approval due to their potentially hazardous nature.

Fire Extinguishers: Fire extinguisher requirements can vary depending on the occupancy classification of a building, such as light hazard, ordinary hazard, or extra hazard. Typically one fire extinguisher is required per 3,000 square feet, or one placed every 75 feet.

Occupancy Ratings: The occupancy rating of a building determines how it can be used, whether that be for office space, a restaurant, retail, etc. An occupancy rating also specifies the number of occupants a building can have in it at a given time, the type of fire protection system required, various exiting requirements, among others.

How SERVPRO can help your commercial business

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bloomfield has the ability to make any sized disaster “Like it never even happened.” Our crews have the ability to mitigate damages of any type to both commercial and residential properties.

 Our services include but are not limited to:


  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Fire, Smoke and Soot
  • Mold Remediation
  • Reconstruction
  • Disaster/Catastrophic Response


  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • HVAC and Air Ducts
  • Deodorization
  • Contents Claim – Inventory Services
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning or Care

We are also able to provide certain reconstruction services. Call SERVPRO of Bloomfield at 248-344-0044, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any commercial restoration or cleaning needs. We are happy to provide a fair estimate regarding any of our services.

Water damaged materials at a glance

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Below is a quick guide to water damaged materials (Does not apply if mold is present):

Water-Damaged Materials (books and papers)

  • For non-valuable items, discard books and papers.
  • Photocopy valuable/important items, discard originals.
  • Freeze (in frost-free freezer or meat locker) or freeze-dry.

Carpet and backing - dry within 24-48 hours 

  • Remove water with water extraction vacuum.
  • Reduce ambient humidity levels with dehumidifier.
  • Accelerate drying process with fans.

Ceiling tiles

  • Discard and replace.

Cellulose insulation

  • Discard and replace.

Concrete or cinder block surfaces

  • Remove water with water extraction vacuum.
  • Accelerate drying process with dehumidifiers, fans, and/or heaters.

Fiberglass insulation

  • Discard and replace.

Hard surface, porous flooring (Linoleum, ceramic tile, vinyl)

  • Vacuum or damp wipe with water and mild detergent and allow to dry; scrub if necessary.
  • Check to make sure underflooring is dry; dry underflooring if necessary.

Non-porous, hard surfaces

  • Vacuum or damp wipe with water and mild detergent and allow to dry; scrub if necessary.

Upholstered furniture

  • Remove water with water extraction vacuum.
  • Accelerate drying process with dehumidifiers, fans, and/or heaters.
  • May be difficult to completely dry within 48 hours. If the piece is valuable, you may wish to consult a restoration/water damage professional who specializes in furniture.


  • May be dried in place if there is no obvious swelling and the seams are intact. If not, remove, discard, and replace.
  • Ventilate the wall cavity, if possible.

Window drapes

  • Follow laundering or cleaning instructions recommended by the manufacturer.

Wood surfaces

  • Remove moisture immediately and use dehumidifiers, gentle heat, and fans for drying. (Use caution when applying heat to hardwood floors.)
  • Treated or finished wood surfaces may be cleaned with mild detergent and clean water and allowed to dry.
  • Wet paneling should be pried away from wall for drying.

Commercial water damage

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage restoration is often more complex than residential water damage restoration and usually requires an intensive approach.  The size and structure of commercial buildings, the extent of damage, the varying uses of space, and the number of occupants all affect the restoration process.  Some common cause of commercial water damage are:

  • Damaged windows 
  • Damaged pipes
  • Building foundation
  • Roof leaks
  • HVAC problems
  • Sewer clogs
  • Sprinkler system leaks

Taking the necessary measures to prevent water damage can save you from costly repairs and business interruption in the future.  We would recommend:

  • Schedule regular building inspections to prevent leaks and other related issues
  • Create a flood monitoring system to protect yourself from plumbing failures and melting snow
  • Invest in facility maintenance

SERVPRO of Bloomfield is here to help, call us today to schedule a water inspection at 248-344-0044

Commercial emergencies

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bloomfield is the company you can trust for all your commercial needs.  We service emergencies for all your commercial needs for water, fire, smoke, odor, mold and bio hazard including but not limited:

  • Apartments
  • Restaurants
  • Medical offices
  • Retirement Homes
  • Mobile homes
  • Office buildings

We offer commercial carpet and general cleaning services in addition but not limited to emergency water, fire, smoke, mold and bio hazard losses.  We have serviced fire jobs at apartment buildings, water mitigation and mold remediation at senior living centers, and cleaning at restaurants and pharmacies just to name a few! SERVPRO of Bloomfield will provide you insurance certificates for your business upon request and can be trusted with all your commercial needs.  

Don't hesitate, call us today at 248-344-0044!

Emergency Ready Profile

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bloomfield knows how important emergencies are to a business and can help minimize damages caused by disasters.  Call us today at 248-344-0044 to schedule an ERP for your company.  Our Emergency Ready Profile is a handbook we make specific to your company needs that stays onsite with you and lists all emergency contacts, locations of shut offs, emergency instructions etc. that is accessible for your staff should an emergency arise.  You can't plan for a disaster but we believe you can certainly be prepared for one!  The ERP is an emergency action checklist focused on most importantly the safety of you and your employees.  It lists all important information pertinent to your business accompanied by pictures and provides an overview of your company's emergency plan, call us to set up an appointment to get started today!

Commercial Cleaning

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Bloomfield for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem, deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

Have Questions? Call Today – (248) 344-0044

Specialty Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Bloomfield offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

Commercial Storm Damage

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. 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.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Service
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  •  Highly Trained Storm and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 248-344-0044

SERVPRO of Bloomfield has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Business Disaster, Big or Small

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

A fire, water, or mold related disaster is always unexpected and an inconvenience in your place of business.  Every hour spent mitigating the damage is an hour of lost productivity and revenue for the company.  At SERVPRO of Bloomfield, we have the resources and expertise to give you excellent results in a timely manner.  SERVPRO can help with any commercial loss, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Retirement Communities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Churches
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail Stores
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities

As always, SERVPRO of Bloomfield is prepared for any emergency you may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call Us Today - 248-344-0044 to get your business back up and running.

Commercial Fire Damage

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage is extremely devastating to a business or commercial property.  Not only due to fire and smoke damage, but the significant water damage that comes along with the use of fire suppression systems and firefighting efforts.  The amount of down time a business experiences during the restoration process can have debilitating effects on productivity and revenue for the company.  SERVPRO of Bloomfield is a trusted leader in the fire and water restoration industry with highly trained fire and water damage specialists ready to help with our 24-hour emergency service. 

SERVPRO of Bloomfield has the training, experience, and equipment to handle commercial fire damage emergencies of any size.  No matter where your fire emergency occurs, our professionals will move quickly and efficiently to ensure that the damage is taken care of.  Your commercial property will be back in operation "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Damage

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Severe water damage is definitely a inconvenience for an operating business especially when flooding occurs.  Every hour that is spent on mitigating the damage is an hour of lost productivity and revenue. SERVPRO of Bloomfield has the training, experience and equipment to handle flooding or water damage emergencies of any size.

 Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response.  SERVPRO of Bloomfield will  assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area quickly, whether the disaster is relatively small, or a large-scale event. 

Our staff at SERVPRO of Bloomfield specializes in the cleanup and restoration for commercial properties after a water damage event. From the initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO corporate training facility, to regular IICRC-industry certification, you can be rest assured our technicians are equipped with the knowledge and ability to restore your commercial property as quickly as possible.

Tips on Preventing Commercial Mold Damage

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Attentiveness is key when it comes to preventing mold growth. SERVPRO, a professional mold remediation company, can address mold issues in businesses. If mold growth is noticed, SERVPRO should be called immediately to minimize any damage and stop the mold from spreading.

One way to prevent commercial mold from growing is to increase the heat. When the walls on a commercial property are too cold, moisture particles in the air condensate, creating a damp film that leads to the formation of mold. In the summer, make sure to keep the thermostat on a low heat setting, and insulate the walls on the property.

In addition, another way to keep commercial damage from mold at bay is to maximize the air flow in the space. This can be done by opening windows and allowing cold air to circulate inside the property. Open windows keep surfaces dry and push mold spores outside. To further increase the air flow, pull furniture away from walls.

Overall, SERVPRO recommends that business owners fix any leaks from dripping pipes and water overflows, keep the roof in good repair (especially if it is flat), and make sure to throw away mold damaged items, such as books and rotting food.

Whatever your mold remediation needs are, SERVPRO of Bloomfield is here to help at 248-344-0044.