Recent Commercial Posts

Safeguard Your Properties Longevity

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

If you are a commercial real estate broker, building supervisor, investor, or landlord, having your office space filled is your bread and butter.  Empty commercial space is revenue out the window. Don't let negligence and being unprepared for weather events jeopardize your livelihood by causing you to have damaged and unrentable space. 

Make sure your buildings are as safe and well maintained as possible.  Check windows and doors for cracks, firm seals, and adequate locks. Foundations should be dry, plumbing in bathrooms, kitchen areas and break rooms in good functioning order, and electrical systems up to code.  

If Mother Nature throws you a curve ball and storm damage does occur, call your local SERVPRO team for assistance.  SERVPRO can be on site quickly to mitigate your storm related issues.

What to do, What to do!

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

Are you new to property management? Or, perhaps you're a new building engineer or head of facilities management.

So what do you do when a pipe breaks  in an apartment? What is the protocol for cleaning up the aftermath of a grease fire? How do you respond to commercial tenants when there are issues with the restrooms or kitchen/break rooms?  And "Murphy's Law", if one of these issues occur, another will happen at the same time!

How can you and your staff be in five places at one time?  That's a tall order, but SERVPRO is here to help. Let our professional teams be your partners in solving your property maintenance issues.

Keep your tenants, whether corporate or families, safe and happy.  Addressing issues immediately, in a professional manner, may be the key to  maintaining long-term rental relationships.

So don't hesitate, call today to join forces with your local SERVPRO team.

Be Proactive, Not Reactive!

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

There is no denying that Mother Nature can catch even the most organized of us by surprise.  But with SERVPRO's Emergency Response Program (ERP), there is no need to worry about your business restoration requirements should she expectantly strike!

With SERVPRO's ERP program, we have the ability to come to your locations, assess your needs while already knowing the blueprint of your buildings, the utility locations, materials within your buildings, (whether carpet, hardwood, laminate, drywall, etc.,) as well as having your personnel points of contact.

So if Mother Nature does strike, SERVPRO is ready and able to strike back fast with a pre-established remediation plan.  Call  your local SERVPRO team today and allow us to meet with you to develop your ERP plan before Mother Nature comes to town.

Coffee's Ready!

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Would you believe me if I told you that sprinkling used coffee grounds around the outside foundation of your commercial office buildings, helped prevent the infestation of mold on the inside? Well, it may help your hydrangeas, but it has no preventative powers against the onset of mold.

Mold thrives in moist, warm, and dark spaces.  In underground parking structures, behind walls, underneath sinks, in elevator shafts, to name but a few of the many hiding places for mold.  To prevent mold, ensure that your building is well sealed, windows are leak proof, elevator shafts are cleaned, and garages, as well as office spaces, are properly ventilated.

If, however, mold infestation does occur, protect your occupants and your investment, by calling your local mold certified SERVPRO professionals to assess the situation and provide you with a remediation plan.  Then sit back and enjoy your cup of coffee.

DOn't be Caught Off Guard, Call SERVPRO Today for Your Emergency Response Plan (ERP)

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

What is an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and why does my business need one?  Having an ERP will greatly expedite any remediation work your building(s) will need in times of emergency. Getting to problems quickly and knowing the intricacies of the building will save time and mitigate damage.

An ERP plan provides both the building owner, property manager, and the SERVPRO team with the information each needs to expedite emergency services. With an ERP, your SERVPRO team has a building diagram on file which notes water shut-off valves, electrical panels, access points of entry and exit, locations of kitchen areas, bathrooms, office or apartment floor diagrams, what materials are in the building such as tile, carpet, drywall, acoustical ceiling tiles, etc. This knowledge allows for quick and efficient access and action when responding to emergency situations.  Also included in the ERP are names and contact information for both SERVPRO professionals as well as the building managers/owners. All parties are therefore not scrambling to locate the right person or find the correct phone number or email.  This information pertaining to key personnel on both sides is provided.  

Peace of mind for all involved may be the biggest asset of having an ERP.  As an ERP SERVPRO client, you are assured that your SERVPRO team will know who to contact, what to do, and where all the important touch-points are within the buildings.  

With storm season here and winter approaching, it's time to contact your local SERVPRO franchise to establish your ERP today.  It's free, easy to establish, and worth the peach of mind.

Trying to Fill that Commercial Space?

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Trying to Fill that Commercial Space? Let Our Services Help You Put Your Best Space Forward!

Are you a Property Manager, Commercial Real Estate Broker, or Retail Landlord, who is looking to fill unrented space?  If so, do you know why you are having difficulty renting your space? Are other buildings in your area also having difficulty or is it just your buildings? If it's just your locations, perhaps your space is in need of some "sprucing up" to generate rental interest.

Let your SERVPRO professionals come in and assess your needs.  Perhaps it is mold remediation and carpet cleaning.  Or, maybe it is deodorizing and sanitation services that are necessary to make your commercial space fresh and appealing to potentail tenents.  Don't let your retail, office, or commercial space stand vacant one more month!  Whatever the task may be, let SERVPRO help you make that space what clients are expecting and hoping to find.  


8/29/2018 (Permalink)


We all age and wither a bit over time and this includes commercial buildings as well.  A shabby elevator here, a dated bathroom there, it all adds up to a worn out looking space.  Keep your tenants proud and wanting to rent space in your building by keeping it clean, safe, and up to date. A little TLC can go a long way.

If your commercial building could benefit from a needed “face lift”, why not call your local professionals at SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly.  Deep cleaning and restoration services will breathe new life back into your commercial work space.

Have our team of experts come out to assess your needs today.  We can be reached 24/7 by calling (703) 830-5800 or emailing us at,