Recent Commercial Posts

When business as usual isn't

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

wet carpet green equipment Water damage didn't interrupt this congregation

COVID-19 interrupted the lives, and businesses of people across the country.

Every public venue, like churches, were closed. Buildings were shuttered until they were allowed to reopen, often at reduced capacity.

And unused buildings didn't fare well once they were put back into use.

Like this church. Even though all utilities remained on, and the HVAC system maintained, the plumbing was not in a cooperative mood when the congregation returned.

The first weekend after services were held, a clean water line in the bathroom cracked, flooding one whole wing with water.

Thankfully the staff discovered it quickly and called SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our team responded quickly, inspected the damaged areas and began extracting water. Our secondary team removed baseboards and began setting up equipment.

Because we utilize the science of drying in our restoration process, there was no interruption to services the following week.

Don't let water damage interrupt your return to business as usual. Call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Sewer leak closes local business

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Man in black shirt taking up flooring Sewage damaged flooring must be removed.

2020 has been a challenging year for businesses. Many closed due to COVID-19 concerns, and are slowly reopening their doors.

This local business had just reopened when another disaster struck: sewage waste bubbled up a floor drain and covered the entire facility.

The manager called SERVPRO of Lawton. She trusts us to clean and restore their various properties, and we're always here to help. 

Our team was ready to begin the clean up and restoration process the moment the plumbers left. 

Recently installed vinyl plank flooring was removed, as well as sheet rock and insulation. All contaminated and damaged furniture was carefully documented and removed, along with other items the staff determined was not needed.

Five days of demolition, cleaning and sanitizing were required to restore a healthy environment.

Today, all restoration has been completed, and all employees are back to work in their newly furnished spaces.

Fire, water, or sewage damage? Call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

Vandals target school

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

aisle covered in foam Vandals left graffiti and other damage at this school.

We recently were called to a local school after officials discovered vandals had broken in and created a lot of damage.

They started by painting the security cameras, followed by the front windows of the auditorium.

Inside, we found spray paint in every room. On the glass trophy display cases. Blocking the mascots logo. On the piano. Even up on the lighting pad for the stage.

The vandals also found every fire extinguisher in the building and sprayed the entire auditorium.

No wall, no surface was left untouched.

What a mess! As you can see in the photo, the aisle between the seating areas is covered in the powder from the extinguishers.

And the walls are filled with graffiti.

It's a sad scene, and one we're all too familiar with.

This level of mess requires the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton. We have the experience, and the equipment, to make this mess "Like it never even happened."

When your shift is 24/7/365 but there's a coronavirus outbreak.

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

lady in green shirt, computer SMR Denise Henry working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The one thing that is constant in the restoration industry is change.

Read that again. Change is our constant.

Your SERVPRO of Lawton team responds to fire, water, storm, and coronavirus outbreaks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Each day brings different loss sites from damages, and new customers needing proactive cleaning.

And we adapt. We plan for each job, and what equipment and tools we need to professionally accomplish each one.

Did the technicians plan ahead and load enough masks, respirators, booties, and disinfecting products?

Yes. Because they have a checklist for each job to ensure each customer receives the best cleaning and restoration process available.

We are the trusted experts for fire, water and storm damage. We are also the trusted experts for commercial cleaning and disinfecting against viruses, such as the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Change is constant. Trust the experts at SERVPRO of Lawton to help you in all your restoration and cleaning needs.

Worried about commercial air quality and COVID-19?

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

technician cleaning ducts Cleaning and duct cleaning promote a healthier environment.

With the constant news cycle telling us to self-distance or self-quarantine to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, you may be wondering about the quality of your environment.

SERVPRO of Lawton is here to help.

First, has anyone in your home or office tested positive for the virus? No? You just need a thorough, proactive cleaning.

Second, is anyone under investigation for possible exposure at a commercial location? That's going to require a deeper cleaning and perhaps an antimicrobial or antiviral fogging.

The third category involves a confirmed, positive case of COVID-19 reported at your location.

That's when you should definitely call the trusted experts at SERVPRO of Lawton.

This level of cleaning requires our highly trained level of expertise to ensure all CDC recommendations and local standards are adhered to.

The news can be scary. Together, we can spread facts, not fear.

If you're concerned about your air quality, call us at 580-699-2662. We're here to help.

Retail store suffers ceiling leak and sewage damage overnight

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

wet shoe boxes Wet shoe boxes are only a small portion of the damage this retailer experienced.

This retail store had a very difficult morning. The store manager walked in to severe water damage from a ceiling leak, and as she was headed to the supply room to retrieve the shop vac she stepped into sewage water.

It was not a good morning for her. Until she called her company, who told her to call SERVPRO of Lawton.

Many retail chains have national agreements with SERVPRO, because they know we are the experts in the restoration industry.

They also know we will take care of all their locations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with fire, water and storm damage. And because SERVPRO has over 1700 franchise locations, we are strategically positioned to be faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Lawton is locally owned and operated. Fire, water or storm damage? Call the trusted experts at 580-699-2662.

Call center needs restoration and cleaning

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

large room with cubicles Call centers never close. SERVPRO of Lawton worked in shifts to accommodate the businesses requirements.

Call centers never close. So when water damage struck this call center after a remodel, they called SERVPRO of Lawton.

Our team of highly trained technicians responded immediately and began extracting water from the wet areas.

They also documented the post construction cleaning that was needed, and we created two separate jobs to document each item thoroughly.

The "wet" team documented the size of the area they were extracting so they would know the exact number of air movers and dehumidifiers they would need.

The "cleaning" team set up containment between the two areas and also documented the size of the area and the level of cleaning required.

Both teams worked in shifts to accommodate the call center and their customers.

When this job was complete, the staff and employees were grateful they had a new, clean work area, and thanked us for working with them during this loss.

Commercial water damage AND renovation cleaning? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

carpet squares, bookcase, office We work with you to keep the doors open during commercial water losses.

SERVPRO of Lawton has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies.

Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Our expertly trained technicians have the experience and equipment to mediate any size water loss and incorporate unique restoration specialties:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

SERVPRO of Lawton can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Commercial Water Damage? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Roof leak causes water damage at medical facility

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

computers, technology Water leak in medical treatment facility affects patient care areas and internal IT department

After an amazing weekend, you come in to work and what is this???

Water. Everywhere on the floor, soaking into your carpet and cubicles. Every room is flooded with water, and you're pretty sure you see it running down the walls and into the elevator shaft. Now what?

Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton. Our 24 hour emergency response team will quickly arrive on site and begin extracting water, elevating furniture and files, and removing wet walls and flooring.

In the case of this photo, our team had to coordinate clean up with patient care areas as well as their secure IT department!

We know you can't close your business due to water damage, so our IICRC Certified technicians utilize the science of drying to ensure your property is restored to a clean, healthy environment.

It's going to be a long day, but we're here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Water damages church and classrooms

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

classroom, water stained carpet 24 hour emergency service is a requirement for commercial buildings and churches!

Commercial water restoration presents unique challenges.

Damage doesn't wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. At SERVPRO of Lawton, we are here and ready to help your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SERVPRO of Lawton's highly trained technicians have the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies.

Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

Our certified team of experts include:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

Water damage in your commercial facility? No job is too big, or too small, for SERVPRO of Lawton.

Need help? Call us today at 580-699-2662.

We're certified to be your restoration specialists!

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

water on hall carpet IICRC Certified. That means we have the knowledge and expertise to dry and restore your property.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Every team member at SERVPRO of Wichita Falls has the training, the skills, and the knowledge to restore your property.

When you need us, we're here 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year.

Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Missing roof means missing business for this manufacturer

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

bare concrete and bare wall studs 24 Hour Emergency Service Prevents Secondary Damage.

There is no such thing as a small disaster.

Your toilet overflowing is just as devastating as my neighbors kitchen fire.

And both are as disastrous as this local manufacturers roof being torn off during a recent storm.

Our SERVPRO of Lawton's professionally trained technicians arrived shortly after the event and immediately set out to inspect the entire facility for damage.

Our teams understood the plant managers concern regarding the restoration process and timing the restoration to avoid disruption.

We understood the plant employees concerns regarding a safe, clean environment.

Together, we worked the established plan.

And we got the plant to our SERVPRO level of dry. Because that's what we do.

You see, there is no such thing as a small disaster.

At this site, we had employees concerned about safety, and payroll.

We had plant management concerned about inventories and quotas. And payroll.

We had our SERVPRO of Lawton team, who brought the expertise, the resources, and their compassion to this customer's site.

24/7. "Like it never even happened."

Large trailer mounted equipment helps technicians clean up after roof leak at storage company.

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Large green drying equipment in parking lot outside warehouse Truck mounted desiccant helps facilitate drying process.

SERVPRO of Lawton recently completed a large scale restoration project in Lawton, OK where this truck mounted desiccant was utilized to help facilitate the drying process. The affected area was large and by employing the most modern technology we were able to save our customer both time and money. One advantage to using SERVPRO Lawton is our ability to meet any size job. This was a perfect example of a large scale project with a tight timeline that we were able to successfully complete. SERVPRO of Lawton is 'Always here to help". As a locally owned and operated business, we are close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Lawton community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.