Recent Commercial Posts

Are your Commercial Ducts in a Row?

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

Are your ducts in a row? Call SERVPRO to help.

A building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) and subsequent ducts are the key component to air quality. HVAC and duct cleanliness have a direct impact on the functionality of the equipment as well, a clean system ought to function at maximum capacity. If your system is clean and properly functioning, it should provide you with positive indoor air quality and a lower monthly cost of running your HVAC system.

You can keep your commercial ducts in a row by changing the filters within the system regularly - it is recommended to change them every 90 days. Also, check any connections for damage. If you can see any damage to the connections, wires, or motors then the damage needs to be repaired immediately in order to keep your HVAC system safe and properly functioning.

You should annually inspect your HVAC system and ducts to see if there is visible mold, a surplus of dust and/or debris, and rodent infestation. Signs of a rodent infestation would be feces and odors in your system or noises occurring in the system. If your HVAC system and ducts have any of these signs, then it is time to call in the professionals. SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock has highly trained cleanup and restoration technicians that will provide you with a free estimate for your HVAC system and ductwork.

If you notice that your system isn’t working as well as it normally does such as an increase in electrical bill costs or the system is running more often than usual, then it may be time for a cleaning as well. If your system is regularly providing you with maintenance issues such as improper temperature or humidity issues, these may be signs or symptoms of your HVAC system needing a checkup.

SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock understands the significance of a properly functioning HVAC and duct system. We want to help you do all you can to maintain your system. When you are in need of professional cleanup and restoration of your commercial ducts call SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock.

Emergency Ready Profile FAQ

7/14/2019 (Permalink)

Learn how an ERP on your Commercial Building can save you time and money.

ERP FAQ

The marketing team at SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock has been busy helping local businesses prepare for their next challenge by creating an Emergency Ready Profile® (ERP). Here are the most frequent questions we encounter when introducing the ERP to property managers and business owners.

What Is an ERP?

An Emergency Ready Profile® compiled by a SERVPRO® franchise professional is a document that organizes critical emergency information so that a property owner or manager can respond quickly and efficiently to a disaster. While many emergency plans focus on getting people out of a building safely, our plan aims to get everyone back in the building again as soon as possible.

What Will an ERP Cost?

There is no charge for an ERP. Homeowners are encouraged to download the SERVPRO® Ready Plan App to create their own personal Emergency Ready Profile® for their home. Commercial property owners and business managers can contact their local SERVPRO® franchise to have a professional come out and create the profile for them.

What Is in It for You?

With an ERP, you will be able to reduce business interruption and quickly mitigate a loss following an adverse event, saving both time and money. Important information like where to find your water, gas, electric and sprinkler shutoffs and key contacts for beginning restoration will be right at your fingertips in the SERVPRO® Ready Plan App, and you will be able to share this information quickly and easily with anyone who needs it.

What Is in It for SERVPRO®?

You may be wondering what’s in it for us if there is no charge for an ERP. That is a fair question. First, we hope that helping you prepare before you need our services makes it more likely you will think of us when disaster strikes. Second, we know that having this information organized ahead of time will allow us to better serve you should you choose to call us following an adverse event. However, even if you never use our services, we will still have the satisfaction of helping our community be better equipped to survive a disaster.

Who Has Access to Your Information?

Once we compile a commercial ERP, we deliver the following to the business owner or any approved personal at your company:

  • A printed document ERP.
  • A username and password for each user the mobile Ready Plan app version of your ERP, so you can immediately share it with all necessary parties at your discretion.

Here at SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock the document is stored locally on our server, and the mobile version is stored in the SERVPRO® corporate Ready Plan app, in case you need us to respond to an emergency at your site.

Schedule Your Commercial ERP Today

Call us today to schedule your commercial ERP, so we can help your business be ready for whatever Mother Nature sends your way. Contact Jon Barnett at jbarnett@SERVPROofswlubbock.com or 806-780-6311.

How You Can Prevent Mold In Your School Buildings

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Controlling humidity in schools

Although not visible to the naked eye, mold spores exist almost everywhere indoors and outdoors. Spores float in the air, grow on the ground and can even be present on indoor surfaces. All mold needs to grow is moisture, warmth, oxygen and organic matter for food.   

Microscopic amounts of mold generally aren’t harmful. However, larger populations can potentially cause serious health problems in those with allergies or weakened immune systems.

With back to school season rapidly approaching, school administrators around are preparing school buildings to be ready for the year. Occasionally over the summer, mold can cause a potential problem.  

Below are three tips to prevent mold growth in your school district.   

Tip #1: Keep the HVAC system on.

Over the summer, some school administrators make the mistake of turning off HVAC systems in order to save money. HVAC systems keep humidity in check and by turning them off you can potentially create the perfect environment for mold. While it may cost more to keep the HVAC system running, it can ultimately save you money in the long run.  

Tip #2: Purchase a humidity sensor.

If keeping your HVAC system on in your school building is not an option, consider buying a humidity sensor. Rather than running the HVAC system day and night, a humidity sensor can allow you to track the levels of humidity in the air and turn on the HVAC system when necessary. According to Sensors Online, a humidity sensor works by detecting changes that alter electrical currents or temperature in the air.

Tip #3: Keep a watchful eye on problem areas.

Remember, the perfect environment for mold is anywhere that has moisture. Some problem areas might include storage areas, bathrooms or kitchens in a school. The earlier you are aware of a mold problem, the less likely you are to suffer costly damages. 


The professionals here at SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock are trained to help you with all of your mold remediation needs. In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost. We are available 24/7 and can be reached at (806)-780-6311.

Prevent Water Damage from Dishwasher Leaks

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Many restaurants in rely on dishwashers to keep things ticking over and ensure a regular supply of clean crockery for their customers. A dishwasher is a handy appliance for any eatery looking to save some time and make things run more smoothly. However, just like any appliance, a dishwasher might break down and cause water damage to your premises. A leak is inconvenient and even costly if you have to close down during cleanup.

SERVPRO recommends all restaurant owners take the following steps to take care of their automatic dishwashers and reduce the risk of water damage from leaks.

Tell Staff Not to over fill 
it is tempting to put lots of crockery and cutlery in the tray to get cleaner in each load. However, instruct your staff not to crowd the rack, as an over-filled dishwasher is much more likely to leak. It is better to do a couple of smaller loads than trying to fit everything into one big load.

Do Regular Maintenance On Doors 
Loose hinges, misaligned door latches, or broken seals, can all cause leaks. Sometimes the problem can be fixed by simply adjusting and tightening a few screws. You could use an epoxy patch kit to remedy minor seal breaks. However, if it is not possible to right the door or seal, it is better to replace it.

Check The Tub And Hose 
The tub and hose can both develop faults over time. Constant use might corrode the tub and make a hole, and aging hoses can become unstable or cease to fit properly. Check all the components of the unit regularly and replace it at the first sign of wear and tear.

Use The Correct Detergent 
Make sure every staff member knows which detergent is best. Always use a dishwashing detergent, and always follow the manufacturer instructions. The incorrect dishwashing detergent or too much of the correct cleaning agent might cause suds or even a blockage.

In the event of a leak, SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to help with cleanup. We extract water from your premises and use dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the surrounding area so you can resume business as soon as possible.

For help with water damage remediation you can rely on SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock

Water damage getting in the way of your business?

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

The many tornadoes storming around Lubbock and spring showers can bring water problems like burst pipes, leakage, and sewage problems, etc. Have you found mold or think you may have it?  Don’t forget, all mold can be dangerous but catching warning signs is easy. Be aware if the weather has caused damages to your system, and know SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock can help make it “Like it never even happened."

If you find mold or are suspicious of floor creaks, wall stains, and smells, call your local SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock immediately to inspect and go over remedy options with you. We staff remediation specialists, water damage restoration and odor control technicians, applied structural drying technicians, and upholstery and fabric cleaning technicians to make it “Like it never even happened."

Major storms and disasters are no problem as we have the resources and personnel of 1,700 franchises. We can expertly respond to catastrophic storms and events with our special Disaster Recovery Team.

We serve retail facilities, education facilities, property management, healthcare facilities, hospitality facilities, food service facilities and more! We have the equipment necessary to handle large, commercial flooding or water damage. Our line is open 24/7 to cover any and all emergencies, or just give estimates for services.

Have Questions? Request help on our website or call us today at (806) 780-6311

Spring Cleaning...are you ready?

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

As time springs forward, we all can relax and enjoy that extra hour of daylight we get in the evening. What we can’t relax about is the build-up of general wear and tear that commonly soils an office place from the year prior. Spring is the time to address the mess, and who is the best choice to help if not SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock?

SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock is the premier provider of specialty cleaning services that include but are not limited to Air Ducts and HVAC, Carpet and Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds, Ceilings, Walls, Hard Floor cleanup, Odor Removal and Deodorization of commercial spaces. You’re busy, we get it! Don’t let time waste any longer. SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock is available 24/7 and can assess and clean any situation in no time, "Like it never even happened."

Local to Lubbock, our response is quicker than ever, equipped with the right resources to assist in restoration and cleanup of any size disaster. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Why call those other carpet guys when SERVPRO® can do it all?

When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to spring your workplace into shape.

Sprinklers Emptying Completely In A Strip Mall

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Sometimes a normal day working at a retail store could go terribly wrong. The weekend before Christmas, a Dollar Store had this nightmare. In the back of the store a customer decided to start lighting cards on fire. This caused the sprinklers to go off. This sprinkler system emptied out completely flooding the dollar store, bridal store, office supply store and a large back corridor where shipments are received. There was over 100,000 square feet affected with anywhere from 1 inch to 3 inches of standing water left in the area. After the fire department cleared, this was when SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock was called in.

SERVPRO arrived quickly onsite to start scoping out the damages and what needed to be done first. The main priority was getting the water out of the areas and start drying as quickly as possible. SERVPRO called in all crews, a total of 15 people to work that Saturday. After 14 hours the first day, SERVPRO finally got all the water out of the areas ready to start the drying process. Demolition and disposal of some contents were completed both Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. Drying occurred throughout the week. SERVPRO not only set up equipment to get the stores open quickly on Sunday but continued to come back to the stores to setup equipment at night and return early in the morning to move equipment so the stores could stay open.

SERVPRO was there to help the commercial strip mall get back up and running as quickly as possible. We are truly ready for any size disaster. Call us 24/7 at 806-780-6311.

How You Can Prevent Mold In Your School Buildings

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Although not visible to the naked eye, mold spores exist almost everywhere indoors and outdoors.  Spores float in the air, grow on the ground and can even be present on indoor surfaces.  All mold needs to grow is moisture, warmth, oxygen and organic matter for food.   

Microscopic amounts of mold generally aren’t harmful.  However, larger populations can potentially cause serious health problems in those with allergies or weakened immune systems.

Below are three tips to prevent mold growth in your school district.   

Tip #1: Keep on the HVAC system.

Over the summer, some school administrators make the mistake of turning off HVAC systems in order to save money.  HVAC systems keep humidity in check and by turning them off you can potentially create the perfect environment for mold.  While it may cost more to keep the HVAC system running, it can ultimately save you money in the long run.  

Tip #2: Purchase a humidity sensor.

If keeping your HVAC system on in your school building is not an option, consider buying a humidity sensor.  Rather than running the HVAC system day and night, a humidity sensor can allow you to track the levels of humidity in the air and turn on the HVAC system when necessary. According to Sensors Online, a humidity sensor works by detecting changes that alter electrical currents or temperature in the air.

Tip #3: Keep a watchful eye on problem areas.

Remember, the perfect environment for mold is anywhere that has moisture.  Some problem areas might include storage areas, bathrooms or kitchens in a school.  The earlier you are aware of a mold problem, the less likely you are to suffer costly damages. 


The professionals here at SERVPRO are trained to help you with all of your mold remediation needs.  In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.  We are available 24/7 and can be reached at 806-780-6311.  

What to do when your commercial business has a fire?

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock For Fast, Friendly Fire Remediation Service

The word “fire” strikes fear in the hearts of most people and for good reason. Whether it’s your home or business it can bring life, as you know it, to a screeching halt. 

If your business or commercial property caught on fire, don't panic. Instead, call the professionals of SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock and let us start cleaning up immediately. Acting right now is the key to limiting damages and expediting the restoration process, and choosing our team of industry specialists is the secret to obtaining the sophisticated services you deserve. All of our IICRC-certified technicians will work with diligence and determination to get your commercial property back in pristine condition.

Knowing which steps to take in the face of a commercial fire can help prevent you from becoming anxious, losing money, and undergoing extensive property damages. To handle fire damage successfully and speedily, implement the following four tips:

  1. Call The Insurance Company Immediately.

Be sure that you call your insurance company once the fire is out. This step is important because your insurance agent will work with you to file a claim and determine how much coverage you'll attain for the commercial damages.

  1. Contact A Fire Remediation Expert.

In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your business may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts.

SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your business to preloss condition. Don't ever attempt to handle any of the cleanups, drying, or restoration processes on your own. Doing so could put you in peril of injury or illness.

  1. Assemble Your Records.

In addition to contacting a fire remediation expert, make sure that you assemble your business's essential records. You'll want to have this information with you when you start working with your insurance company. To guarantee that you can have your entire files ready in a safe place, make a point to buy a fireproof safe where they can be stored.

  1. Get Permission To Reenter The Building.

Always ask the fire department or another local authority whether you can reenter your building. In some cases, a fire can weaken the structural integrity of the commercial property and make it subject to collapse. This is why you need to assure that reentry is safe for you and your employees.

Call us at SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock for all your restoration needs. (806)780-6311

Commercial Safety Plans

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO® at Southwest Lubbock do our very best in restoring businesses to their pre-damaged state. However, we are not just concerned with being there when you need us to get your business back on track. We’re also concerned with our community’s safety. Companies big or small should have plans in place in the unfortunate event of an emergency. Below is a list of a few suggestions we believe make a strong safety plan.

  1. Have an evacuation plan: In the event of fire or water emergency you and your employees should have the quickest and safest possible exit. Be sure everyone has knowledge of exit routes before an emergency situation.
  2. Fire Safety: Most businesses are required by law to have fire extinguishers on site but be sure your team knows how to use them properly in the event of a fire. Also take necessary precautions to ensure they are all in good working order. Sprinklers, smoke detectors or alarms are all great fire suppressant systems, and like fire extinguishers, should be inspected and maintained as needed to avoid malfunctions during an emergency.
  3. Consider a communication system: Have a way to let all employees know there’s been an emergency in the building, whether by email or text. Then send out follow up messages to keep everyone on the same page. For example, do employees come in as scheduled? Is it safe or will there be a company meeting discussing details? Depending on the size of your organization the need for a communication system may vary.

Items, furniture, and homes can be restored or replaced but members of our community cannot. Take precautions to keep you, your employees and customers safe during an emergency, SERVRPRO® of Southwest Lubbock can take care of the rest.

Restoring Your Lubbock Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Lubbock 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 Southwest Lubbock

SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock 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.

Meet Our Crew

Do you know where to turn off your water supply?

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

When the unfortunate happens, and a water pipe bursts in your business property, do you know where to run and turn off your water supply?

That is where SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock comes in! One of the many services we provide is what we call, an ERP (Emergency Ready Profile). We create an Emergency Ready Profile personalized specifically for your business. The ERP helps make a plan for your business in case a disaster were to happen in your property, such as a bursting pipe that causes a flood.

Benefits from an ERP:

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes that SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

These benefits help with a much faster response time to your business, which helps avoid any further damages to your property.

50% of businesses may never reopen again following a disaster.

Stay informed by visiting: https://www.ready.gov/

Call us today to schedule your free ERP, SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock (806) 780-6311

Commercial Restoration

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Recently we have seen an abundance of natural disasters take place all around the world, including destructive hurricanes and floods. And it doesn’t just stop there; we have also experienced wildfires ravage through Southern California. Each one of these events resulted in the major destruction of people’s businesses and commercial property. At SERVPRO® we know how devastating events like this can be for individuals who own commercial and private property, so we want to reassure you that we have the tools and skills to help you during the restoration process.

At SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock, we believe that no job is too big. We have an elite group of individuals who specialize in restoration. This group is referred to as the SERVPRO®  Commercial Large Loss Division. We place these specialists across the country so that they are prepared to begin the restoration process immediately after a disaster occurs. Our SERVPRO® Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of highly trained and skilled individuals who specialize in commercial restoration. We want you to know that you are always in good hands if your commercial property ever gets damaged, no matter how big or small the damage is. Here is a list of some of our clients for the Commercial Large Loss program:

  • Property Managers
  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

SERVPRO® is dedicated to helping our customers, and we are always to prepared to assist you, no matter what the situation entails! Let us help you if your commercial property or buildings are ever damaged. Just give us a call 24/7 at (806) 780-6311.

Your Business's Safety is Our Business

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Not only is owning a building a responsibility, but if you also own the business inside of that building, you additionally are responsible for the safety of the employees that work inside. When disaster hits your business, do not worry about the mess-that’s our job! Once you and your employees are safe, we’ll take care of the rest. SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock has the equipment and expertise to make it "like it never even happened"!

If you’re concerned that SERVPRO® may not be able to help, we specialize in all types of business buildings such as:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

We understand that every second lost to clean up is a second of productivity lost for your business. Let us restore your business to its original thriving state in no time at all! Call our expert team at 806-780-6311, whenever you might need SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock.

Commercial Clean-Up

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

As time passes your workspace and office might go through some wear and tear. It can be stressful trying to maintain and upkeep a commercial space or office, but SERVPRO® can fix these problems for you quickly and efficiently, saving you time and stress. It’s no fun having a workspace that is dirty, so let us help you, by fixing these problems and restoring your office back to its original appearance. We offer so many commercial office specialty cleaning services, which include:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

You can always rely on SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock to come and tidy up your workspace, whether it is deep cleaning the carpets or removing foul orders. Our promise to you is that we will always make your workspace look the very best, no matter what! Our staff is made up of the most skilled commercial cleaning specialists out there, who continuously provide excellent service and results.

We hope you choose SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock next time you need your commercial property and office space to be repaired or clean! All you need to do is give us a call at (806) 780-6311, and we will be there promptly to begin the cleanup process.

Protect Your Business

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

When natural disasters happen suddenly without warning, it can be tough as a business owner to know what steps to take. Today we’re providing you with a couple of tips to ensure that you’re not left unprepared if your business is victim of a disaster.

First – protect your workers! 

Talk with each employee to ensure they know just what to do if a disaster hits during work hours. Plan evacuation routes, emergency shelter areas, and have regular drills to practice your safety plans.

Secondly – secure your assets!

Protect your facilities, equipment, and more by contacting us to see what we can do for you in case of disaster. Back up data and software regularly, and maintain an up-to-date inventory of all equipment.

Third – remember us!

Keep SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock’s contact information handy so you can get back to work as soon as possible following the disaster. SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business. We understand that your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO® of Southwest Lubbock has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Whether it be small offices or large restaurants, we can help with it all. We’re available 24/7 to get your business back up and running. Have Questions? Call us today at 806-780-6311.