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California Asbestos Testing Laws
A common misconception customers have is that their home does not require asbestos testing. However, there are certain laws and regulations in place regarding when it is required.
First: What is asbestos? Asbestos occurs naturally in the environment around the world, including Central and Northern California. The term asbestos refers to several varieties of mineral fibers that are mined and processed for commercial uses around the world. Because asbestos fibers are microscopic, lightweight, and are extremely resistant to heat and chemicals, asbestos became a valued building material throughout the 1900s. Although asbestos is no longer used in building materials, many older structures still contain the substance. Asbestos is most commonly found in ceiling insulation, but it is also often found in other materials, including:
- Dry wall joint patching compounds
- Stove or pipe insulation
- Floor tiles
- Furnaces and duct work
- Roofing materials
Second: When is asbestos testing required?
According to District Rule 1206, regarding residential facilities, "A regulated residential facility is any building, condominium, or apartment that contains more than four dwelling units. A regulated residential facility is also a group of buildings located on the same property and managed by a common entity, even when there are fewer than four dwelling units in each building."
For individual homes, there is no exact year where testing is required. However many companies will not perform demo in homes built before 1986 for the safety of
SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley Commercial Building Services
Commercial Water Damage
SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in San Diego County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: https://www.SERVPROsorrentovalleyuniversitycity.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning
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Commercial Building Emergency Safety Plan
Liron Shalom-Hickey our Director of Marketing and Client Relations
If your warehouse or office building were to experience a sudden water damage from a burst water main, would your employees know what to do?
Make a Plan!
The first step to creating a plan would be to ask yourself some basic questions. For example, would your employees know what to do? Does anyone know where the water main shut off is? Is there an evacuation plan and do all of the employees know it? Start from these questions to begin putting together a safety plan. The plan should compose of 3 parts: first the safety of everyone, second a set of procedures to follow, and third how to carry on with business to avoid a disruption in cash flow.
Here is a list of important things to include in your plan:
- An emergency contact list (also accessible from off-site)
- Emergency procedures
- Emergency staffing instructions
- Vendor lists and contact info
- Data backup plans and other resources to support business operations in case you have to temporarily or permanently relocate your business operations
Emergency Ready Profile - Is Your Business Emergency Ready?
Did you know that an estimated 50% of businesses that have to close due to a disaster such as a fire or floor damage, never reopen? For the businesses that do reopen, a majority of them had an emergency preparedness plan. SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley offers the Emergency Ready Profile, a tool that can help prepare your business for any emergency that may happen. The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile serves as a quick reference document, detailing important building and contact information. It can be an ideal supplement to any existing emergency preparedness plan.
Rather than simply reacting to a disaster, businesses can be proactive by establishing a relationship with a restoration company. SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley is a leader in fire and water damage response and can help you get your property back in working order.
The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile offers the following:
- A free assessment of your facilities emergency preparedness.
- Secure information in one location that will help you get back into your building following a disaster.
- Facility details such as shut off valve locations, priority contact information and identification of the line of command to authorize emergency work to begin
Please call SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley (858)527-1144 to sign up for this FREE program today!
Restoring Your San Diego Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Commercial building in San Diego floods.
Flooding and water damage events at San Diego 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.
Commercial Emergency Fire Services
Water and fire damages tend to occur when we least expect them to. For commercial properties, speed is of the essence to ensure business operations can resume as soon as possible. The same goes for commercial residential buildings. We recently had one of our client's commercial buildings catch on fire, affecting several units. We responded right away to perform emergency services. Our technicians boarded up doors and windows to ensure the property was safe and secure. Although the HOA ended up filing an insurance claim for the structural damage, the contents are considered homeowner responsibility. With multiple units affected this means we have to work with different insurance companies, multiple claims, and various adjusters. SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley/University City is prepared and ready to handle all types of large, commercial losses. We have the experience and organization needed to properly and efficiently handle this type of work. If your business or commercial property experience a water or fire damage, give us a call!