Recent Commercial Posts

Restoring Commercial Spaces

10/23/2023 (Permalink)

When your commercial property takes the hit of a large loss situation, it can mean a pause in business. SERVPRO® of Des Moines SW & East knows quick response time can lessen damage to your property and prides itself on being Faster to any size disaster. Our professional large-loss specialists know what steps to take in the mitigation, restoration and reconstruction processes and can be there to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SERVPROs strategically located groups, which are part of the Disaster Recovery Team, are there to respond to storm, flood and fire damage that takes a toll on a property. Some commercial industries serviced by SERVPRO of Des Moines SW & East include food service, hospitality, healthcare, education, property management and more. If your commercial space experiences a large loss, know that SERVPRO has teams ready to respond.

You Got The Dream: We Will Protect It!

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO HQ Graphic National Preparedness Month Call SERVPRO of Des Moines East & SW at 515-957-0888.

Hello Des Moines!

It’s Jacob, Digital Marketing Coordinator, and I wanted to talk about National Preparedness Month and how it’s not too late to sign up for an ERP. 

So first things first, you had a dream and you acted upon that dream by investing money to start the dream. It took years to figure out the best branding practices to make the company like the one you dreamed of. 

In the restoration industry, I have seen people’s property go from a home/business to something unrecognizable. This is why I am going to get on my little soap box and talk about the importance of getting an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) completed. We don’t want to see your years of hard work get taken away from some fire damage because we are the team that is gonna make it ‘Like it Never Even Happened.’

Another reason I suggest getting an ERP completed is that we can use our Matterport camera to get what the property looked like. This is something that will save you time if you ever experience damage because your insurance adjuster will have a click-through map of the property. When they have that documentation plus the Matterport scans of the property following a loss they are able to compare the side by side. 

Let’s get prepared for the worst-case scenario so that if something was to ever happen you would be ready for it. 

Vandalized Property? SERVPRO can help.

8/12/2022 (Permalink)

graffiti wall with cleaning bucket If your property gets vandalized, call SERVPRO of Des Moines East & SW at 515-244-5511.

Having your commercial property vandalized can take a toll on your business and can be a stressful experience. Whether graffiti ends up on your property, or a window gets busted, SERVPRO® of Des Moines East & SW can be there to clean and restore your commercial space. With our 24/7 Emergency Services, and a strive to be faster to any size disaster, you can count on SERVPRO to get your property back to its preloss condition. Cleaning up vandalism should be left to the professionals, so make sure to call SERVPRO if you experience it. Our SERVPRO team uses the following three common methods to remove graffiti from driveways, walkways, walls, stonework and more: 

  • Scrubbing, using solvents and a wire brush 
  • Pressure washing the affected area 
  • Media blasting with sand or dry ice 

I'm Ready To Complete Your Emergency Ready Profile

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Our Emergency Ready Profile If you are interested in setting up a program, please call SERVPRO of Des Moines East and SW at 515-244-5511.


Digital Marketing Coordinator here: In 3 months, I will have been at SERVPRO for a year; I know IT’S CRAZY! Needless to say, I have learned much about the restoration industry and how I can use the information I’ve learned to become a better renter. I have been taught how to complete an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP), a free service we offer participating parties.

This program takes less than an hour to complete, and the benefits will help your team with how they react if/when disaster strikes. The app is something you download on your phone; for example, a water pipe burst at your property. You would log in to the app, and there will be a picture of where the water shut-off valve is located. When disaster strikes, you have many worries/concerns in your head. Something like forgetting who the point of contact is for services such as food distribution company, utility company, and other services that help the business flow.

Using Matterport to Provide Detailed Documentation

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

Matterport Camera with information If you experience a fire, please call our office at 515-244-5511, and we will provide the same documentation for your home/business!

Hey Everyone,

It’s Digital Marketing Support Coordinator Jacob, and I wanted to take some time and talk about one of my FAVORITE roles here at SERVPRO of Des Moines SW & East. Our family of franchises operates as a team, and when the workload gets full, our marketing team will help out the crew. We do this by stepping in and scanning the affected areas with our 360 camera, Matterport, which allows viewers to “walk-through” the job site when completed. 

Why is this one of my favorite roles as a marketing team member? Because each client has specific attachments/memory to their home and as a Family of Franchises, we want to provide the MOST DETAILED documentation. This is important as the more detailed the documentation, the better visual of how the fire damaged the home/property.

Disinfection Season

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

Technician disinfecting workspace Our Technicians wiping down all high touched surfaces.

Disinfection Season

With the colder months coming up relatively fast, let’s talk about disinfection. As we continue to fight the COVID-19 virus, we also have to think about those stomach bugs and common flu. When owning a business, you have to consider the health of your employees, customers, and the amount of traffic flow you have coming through your company. When a client calls for a disinfection job, we evaluate the current situation by asking insightful questions. Is this COVID-19 related or just a bug? Confirmed case or suspected case? How many confirmed cases? 

These questions help prepare our team so they know what kind of PPE they should use to keep them safe and healthy. We place disinfection jobs into three different categories:

  • Category 1: No confirmed case, preventative  

We will send in technicians into the business with a face mask and gloves as they will mist the facility once. Since this is just a preventative action, they won’t wipe down every surface. Misting the facility ensures that the surfaces are disinfected for our client and their customers. 

  • Category 2: No confirmed case, suspected case

We will send our technicians into the business with a face mask, gloves, and goggles in category two. They will mist the facility once and wipe down all horizontal surfaces and high touched areas. 

  • Category 3: Confirmed case, full hazmat suit

For the safety of our technicians, we will send them in full PPE which includes a Tyvek suit. These are for businesses that had a confirmed case in which we mist twice, wipe down all horizontal surfaces, and wipe down all high touched areas.  

With flu season right around the corner, if you’re looking for a professional team to come in and help disinfect your business, we hope you call us! 

Would You be Ready?

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

ERP pulled up on a phone The Emergency Ready Program has all the information that you need right at your disposal.

As a business owner, you put a lot of hard hours into the business to ensure success. You hire local professionals to do the components that aren’t in your skill sets. For example, you would hire a marketer to help your business stand out against your competitors. You hire the staff that relies on your business to be successful in making an income. All of these components are constantly on the mind of the business owner. Something that doesn’t get a lot of thought is if something were to happen. Would the business owner be prepared and ready for the unexpected?

Emergency Ready Program

Many times owners aren’t prepared for an accident at their business. At that moment, it’s too late for preliminary actions to be taken to help alleviate the stress on that owner. These steps should start when you get the keys to your new business. As a business owner, you should know that you can go to sleep at night without the unpredicted stress. That is what our Emergency Ready Program is all about. It’s a strategic app that holds all of the important contacts and information that will be at the owner’s fingertips.

First Steps to Success

The very first step to success is to call our SERVPRO and talk to one of the Sales and Marketing Representatives who will gather critical information about your business type. This is followed up with that representative coming to your business for 45 minutes. They will collect information such as building access points, utility contacts, shut-off information, emergency contacts, and more building specifics. All of this information will allow quick response times and easier access to critical information that can help save your business before it’s too late.

We hope that you will never need to use the Emergency Ready Program. Don’t you think a little preparation now can help save you some stress before it’s too late? 

SERVPRO Strong - Commercial Cleanup in Des Moines

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

S – Service that exceeds the competition

E- Excellent communication throughout the process

R- Restoring property back into its preloss state.

V- Vow our pledge to meet customers’ needs

P- Professionalism displayed with all team members.

R-Respected and Recognized as the industries leader

O- Outstanding Customer Service

SERVPRO stands as one of the leaders in fire and water restoration with locations to assist across the country no matter the day or the size of the job. Our team is dedicated to helping businesses after a disaster. What makes SERVPRO continue to be a top player is our commitment to our wide variety of services by bolstering them with extensive training and certifications. Training is a vital piece of this industry where people’s personal belongings and homes are being dealt with. The team stays up-to-date on not only requirements but also the newest technology and software programs. The SERVPRO of Des Moines SW & East team maintains several certifications under the Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC). These include Water Removal technicians, Odor Control technicians, Fire and Smoke technicians, Carpet Cleaning Technician, and Health and Safety technicians among many others. This allows the team to be fully prepared for any scenario, highlighting our ability to assess the disaster to make it "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO has been able to tailor products and cleaners for a multitude of scenarios due to the team keeping ahead with technology and news. SERVPRO of Des Moines SW & East is committed to a solution-based mentality and continuing to grow our knowledge and certifications to help when the time calls.

How to Provide a Higher Standard of Clean at your Des Moines Office

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Team members wearing tyvek suits are standing in a line while holding green sprayers and walking in a building Our SERVPRO team of professionals brings a higher standard of cleanliness to the places we love, such as offices, restaurants, and stores.

Our team of trained professionals works to provide a higher standard of cleanliness. A new standard that goes beyond basic janitorial cleaning practices. We bring the necessary PPE and equipment to get the job done in a timely manner. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust our team and the program's three C's

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we’ll tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.

  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.

  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned with available collateral to represent the business's commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers, and community.

Mold Removal For Your Business

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

After water damage in a business, it is very normal for mold to grow very soon after, so our team can come in and aid with mold removal. Once our team locates microbial growth in your business, we will get the ball rolling on remediating the mold and reduce the potential for future mold growth.

What to Expect

The mold remediation professionals will have specific tasks to complete. They may include:

  • Industrial Hygienist – develop a cost-effective removal protocol
  • Containment – eliminate the potential for cross-contamination
  • Air Flow Management – eliminate the potential for cross-contamination and provide data to support the effectiveness of containment
  • Selective Demolition – remove impacted building materials
  • Detailed Cleaning – remove contamination through HEPA vacuuming, scrubbing, and appropriate cleaning
  • Ice or Soda Blasting – provide economical and thorough cleaning of building materials when a large area is affected.
  • HVAC Cleaning – remove contamination from these systems.

Let Us Know How We Are Doing!

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO we strive to provide the highest quality and most efficient fire, water, mold, and bio-hazardous services to our customers no matter the size of the problem. No matter what your expectations are our SERVPRO team will strive to exceed them.

Providing our customers with a positive experience after a disaster is our top priority. Getting your business back to normal is extremely important to us!

As a large team, we understand you want to know how great our employees are before choosing to use our services. If you have been serviced by SERVPRO but haven’t left a review yet there is still time. We would love for you to share your SERVPRO experience with our past, present, and future customers. Thank you for choosing SERVPRO.

You can click the link attached and leave a review for our team:

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SERVPRO Commercial Leader

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

Our Corporate Office SERVPRO is an industry leader and we work with commercial and residential jobs to help anybody in need.

SERVPRO is one of the Industries leaders when it comes to commercial restoration and mitigation. With over 1,800 franchises nationwide we are able to assist with any size disaster. We provide 24/7 service, understanding the importance of providing quick and efficient response, allowing minimal down time, and minimizing loss of revenue. Fires, water incidents, or storms can leave structural damage. In any situation, we are equipped with a plethora of resources to accommodate the needs of your business. Providing clear communication with all parties throughout the process, we are able to build a solid relationship between the customer, insurance company, and SERVPRO.

As soon as it is safe to access a property, our team of trained technicians begin the mitigation process. Mitigation is the process of minimizing damage that can occur after a disaster. While restoration can also begin shortly after the disaster, it can be a much longer process even being completed in multiple stages depending on replacing vs repairing. Which again goes back to the importance of expediting the mitigation process.

Business Preparedness

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO members walking in a business with tyvek suits It is essential that you and your business are ready for whatever could happen. We are ready to get suited up and help!

September is National Preparedness Month sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). According to FEMA, up to 40% of businesses never reopen following a disaster. It is a great time for business owners to review their emergency plan and put together a plan to help them get back on their feet. SERVPRO recognizes that this can be a bit of a stressor for most business owners and have put together the Emergency Ready program to help create an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP), free of charge. The ERP combines important contact information, utility shut off locations and much more. Once the ERP is created, the business owner has access to the important information 24/7 either online or by using the SERVPRO app. For more information on the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program visit or call your local SERVPRO franchise Professionals and ask to speak with your friendly marketing representative.

We Can Handle Your Large Loss

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

Air movers set on a commercial job We have the equipment needed for large jobs whether it requires air movers or air scrubbers, we have it all.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals blend customer service and accountability to help customers and managers with proven methods of mitigating water and fire damage for businesses. The result is 24 hour emergency services, damage restoration and more. We want to provide a professional experience that brings back the property to preloss conditions. We know how stressful and overwhelming disasters can be and we want to provide minimal interruption to the business to make sure you can continue with business as usual. We offer a trained group of team members who are ready to help you and your business, providing you all your commercial cleaning needs. We have over 50 years of experience as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider. If you are in need of assistance, call our SERVPRO team to help you.

We Can Handle Any Size Job

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Semi trailer We have many vehicles that are stocked and ready to be dispatched as needed.

No job is too small or too large four our SERVPRO team. From a small water leak or wet floor to a roof being removed from the commercial structure due to immense winds. We have a team of trained professionals who are ready to respond at any time of day.  Our trucks are always loaded and ready to respond quickly to your property.  We have cars and trucks, sprinter vans, truck mounted water extraction trucks, and large loss straight trucks loaded with equipment and supplies and ready to respond at a moments notice. We also work with temporary labor companies that specialize in our industry and they can supply as much of a workforce as needed. We are ready to help you with your commercial clean up needs and you can trust that we know how important it is for you to get your business back as quickly as possible. Our team is Here to Help with any size disaster.

What is Dry Ice Blasting?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Man showing how to apply the dry ice blaster We are ready 24/7 for any emergency that may occur where you would need our assistance.

Vandalism and graffiti can range from relatively minor pranks to malicious destruction of property, and it can be very upsetting and overwhelming Often simple acts of vandalism, like breaking a window, can cause significant water and mold damage if not addressed in a timely manner. Dry ice blasting is a specialized form of cleaning, where dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is pushed through a pressurized air stream in order to help clean surfaces. This can be done along with media blasting which uses an abrasive material to take off paint. We also have a system where we apply our graffiti remover product and power wash it off. Here at SERVPRO of Des Moines SW and East, we have the capability to help with this property damage. We can do a board-up which is done after a storm, fire or vandalism incident where the building is exposed. This can prevent further damage from happening to the facility.

Large Loss Response Team

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO workers with helmets We, as professionals, want to ensure your safety. We will work to get the business back preloss conditions with our 24-hour emergency services.

We are currently the only certified Large Loss Response Team in the state of Iowa.  We have the equipment, employees, and connections to help in even the largest disaster. We promise to be ready when you need us. Our equipment is always fueled, tested, loaded.  We have on call staff 24 hours a day for your emergency.  We have a trailer loaded with our desiccant and a dedicated generator to run it at all times. This desiccant is a 5,000 cfm piece of equipment for dehumidification. We have air movers and large portable dehumidifiers for drying a structure. We have large air scrubbers and different ozone machines for removing odor. A large loss is a loss valued at over $50,000 in mitigation or remediation work.  Every loss is managed by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation for your large loss. Our employees are trained residential and commercially for any size disaster.

Emergency Readiness Profile

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

A woman with an ipad showing a man Our application can be used for almost any device and can come in handy if a disaster strikes.

We know there is a lot of uncertainty at this time, and we would like to help take some of the stress away. Call us to find out about our cost-free Emergency Readiness Profiles (ERPs) and how they can help you, especially during this time. We are continuing to operate at this time and are here to help. We offer a service of helping businesses develop an emergency ready profile for their property at no cost.  We offer a free app for all phones  to also maintain this critical contact and property information electronically prior to any incident or unexpected disaster. Everything  can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if a disaster strikes. This information can be shared very easily with staff and whoever else needs to be ahold of the information and contacts. An ERP includes information about emergency contact numbers, priority and high/risk area, shut off valve locations, insurance contacts, and more. If also details the location and directions for the different parts of the building. This is essential since every building is different in  one way or another.  We believe in helping to reduce property damage when a disaster occurs.  We provide a paper copy, emailed copy, and the app copy of the Emergency Ready Profile for easy access by all employees. We here at SERVPRO of Des Moines East & SW stand by being proactive not reactive to an emergency situation.  These profiles are proven to help reduce the amount of damage that occurs if kept current and utilized. Call and schedule your appointment with one of our team members to help develop your FREE Emergency Ready Profile.

SERVPRO at Your Commercial Business

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

As the winter season approaches, be sure to have your business ready for whatever happens by making sure SERVPRO of Des Moines East & SW is your first call when disaster strikes. Programming our phone number 515-244-5511 into your cell phone gives you the number you need at a quick button click on your phone. We understand firsthand how critical it is to get your commercial space back up and running after a water loss or fire loss. At SERVPRO, we are ready to respond fast to any size disaster and get your commercial space back to "Like it never even happened." We use state of the art technology to map moisture and set drying equipment quickly to mitigate any size loss day or night. We have technicians ready at a moment’s notice to respond to your commercial space quickly and start the cleanup process. We are the trusted leader in storm and water restoration. Call 24/7, 365 to get emergency cleanup service for your commercial space.  Getting your business back to working and reducing business interruption is important to us too.

Ready To Help You Clean Up - Large Loss Truck

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

Shelves with air movers and dehumidifiers inside a truck Inside our Des Moines Large Loss Truck. This truck is stocked all the time and ready to roll.

We have added another large loss truck to our fleet this truck is located at our Des Moines shop and is stocked and ready for whatever happens. SERVPRO is here to help with your commercial water and fire mitigation projects with our fleet of equipment. SERVPRO of Des Moines East and SW is ready with equipment and materials stocked all the time and ready to roll in a moments notice.  Our shop located on the SE side of Des Moines is located in a great location for us to be to any part of Des Moines in 30 minutes or even to areas around the state with in 4 hours.  With equipment ready all the time and the truck gassed up we can leave with just a moments notice. Here to help you with fast mitigation services.  It carries over 120 air movers, 10 dehumidifiers, and 4 flood pumpers. This will be one of the first trucks to a large commercial loss followed up by our new 53’ semi trailer that  is fully stocked and ready to roll as well with equipment and consumables. 

Water Clean Up In A Commercial Business

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

warehouse with racking and brown water on the floor This photo shows the muddy water spread out on the floor of a commercial building that we were called in to clean up.

SERVPRO of Des Moines East & SW received a call for a commercial water damage recently. The caller said they needed water extracted in a 100,000 square foot refrigeration factory and they wanted emergency services. 

In 30 minutes, SERVPRO was on site accessing the situation. A main line to the fire sprinkler system had burst under the concrete and an estimated 150,000 gallons of water and mud had flooded the warehouse.

Within a matter of hours our crew had set up extraction equipment and called in a truck load of floor scrubbers to clean the mud. By Monday, SERVPRO had the factory up and running at 75% capacity.

SERVPRO of Des Moines East & SW helps commercial properties get back to business faster.

If you own, operate, or manage a commercial property call us and ask about our FREE ERP (emergency ready profile) and how it could help your business. This profile contains emergency shut off and contacts at your finger tips available as an app on your electronic device, on a computer, or a printed copy.

Commercial Clean Up

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

No job is too small or too large.  SERVPRO of Des Moines East & SW can handle any size loss.  From a small water leak or wet floor to a roof being removed from the commercial structure due to wind. We have a team of professionals ready to respond.  Our trucks are always loaded and backed into the building, ready to respond quickly.  We have over 55 vehicles from cars and trucks to sprinter vans, truck mounted water extraction trucks, and large loss straight trucks loaded all the time with equipment and supplies and ready to respond at a moments notice. SERVPRO of Des Moines East & SW has around 60 trained employees here to help.  We also work with temporary labor companies that specialize in our industry and they can supply as much of a workforce as needed.  We are ready to help you with your commercial clean up needs and you can trust that we know how important it is for you to get your business back to business as quick as possible.

Quick Mitigation Reduces Business Interuption

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Des Moines East & SW is faster to any size disaster rather it be a flood, fire, or storm related damage we have the experience, tools, and staff to mitigate any size disaster faster. The faster a disaster is mitigated the better. It's not only better for the contents and structure but faster for the business to resume normal operations limiting interruptions to operations. Getting staff back to work and services / products back to producing is important. We understand lost revenue and we are here to help get you back to business quickly. Having the resources needed is key to this process. With a wide network of subcontractors, equipment, and staff we are here for you. We have the ability to call in additional resources and staff from a large network of SERVPRO locations making sure that your business is taken care of. We are ready for whatever happens.         

Sprinkler Systems Are Common Causes of Water Damage

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Sprinkler systems are commonly installed in commercial and industrial buildings. They save life and structure when a fire occurs. They do cause water damage though when putting out the fire or when the system malfunctions.  This is when SERVPRO of Des Moines SW and East is here to help. We come in and dry the structure when a system malfunctions. Fire sprinklers are activated when the mercury liquid filled bulb bursts between 135 and 165 degrees. It is thought by many that they are triggered by smoke.  They are actually activated by heat. Failures occur with sprinkler heads commonly when the line freezes from cold weather or the head gets hit or pulled on by something.  We are here to help when you need it most and want to help prevent issues before they arise. It is always a good idea to know where your sprinkler line shut off valves are located in case you have a malfunctioning system and know who services these systems for your facility.

Clean Up For A Water Loss - At A Theater In Des Moines

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

When water affects a theater the show must go on. The show and the guests are looking forward to the event.  Tickets have been sold and other shows are depending on the schedule. The event can not be changed.

The water intrusion at this location was caused by a roof leak during a very fast moving heavy rain storm that moved through.  To keep the show on track and guests not knowing that there was a problem our crews set up equipment and then took it down just a few hours before the show and then reset it right after the show was over each night. This was very labor intensive as there was lots of equipment to set up and take down in a short amount of time to be able to dry the structure properly but we understand that the show must go on. Our employees worked long hours and at odd times to make sure that the guests never experienced any hiccups when coming to experience the show.  We work hard to make it "Like it never even happened" during and after the dry out process.  When you see these green trucks you know that help has arrived and you can depend on us. The Show Must and Will Go On!

Water Clean Up In Commercial Business In Des Moines

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Desiccant Set Up In Des Moines Drying Commercial Building

Drying a large commercial space takes special equipment. SERVPRO has that equipment ready and available.  When drying 1000's of square feet of space it takes specialized equipment.

Desiccant drying systems are brought in to assist in the mitigation process. Desiccants operate differently then dehumidifiers and operate to a lower temperature as well. 

The first step in any mitigation process is to extract the standing water. Then the steps of drying the structure begins. To dry the structure if there is a lot of square footage affected a desiccant will be utilized because air flow tubes can be utilized through the building.  The moisture can then be exhausted outside the building. 

We are here to help with your Commercial Building drying needs. We have the equipment necessary to help clean up the mess and work hard to make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Clean Up In Des Moines Office Building

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

This office building in Des Moines was heavily affected by water damage after a floor drain backed up affecting all 50,000 sqft of the flooring of the building.  Des Moines experienced a heavy rain storm that the drain system could not keep up with causing the drain to back up. They immediately called SERVPRO to help. We extracted the water and started to bring in the equipment to dry the structure and contents. When a building this size, with this many square feet affected has to be dried it was decided to utilize desiccant drying systems and air movers. The picture shows the tubing for the desiccant and the air movers as well.

When water affects your commercial space you can depend on SERVPRO of Des Moines SW to have the right equipment and trained employees to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Clean Up In An Office Building In Des Moines

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

This office building in Des Moines was heavily affected by water damage after a floor drain backed up affecting all 50,000 sqft of the flooring of the building.  Des Moines experienced a heavy rain storm that the drain system could not keep up with causing the drain to back up. They immediately called SERVPRO to help. We extracted the water and started to bring in the equipment to dry the structure and contents. When a building this size, with this many square feet affected has to be dried it was decided to utilize desiccant drying systems and air movers. The picture shows the tubing for the desiccant and the air movers as well.

When water affects your commercial space you can depend on SERVPRO of Des Moines East/SW to have the right equipment and trained employees to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Document Restoration for Businesses

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Businesses have lots of important documents and vital records. When water or fire damage occurs you can depend on SERVPRO of Des Moines SW to be able to help restore these items.  It is vital to bring in professionals right away for document restoration services.  We restore tax records, historical documents, books, photographs etc.  In commercial business spaces there are so many things that can cause water damage to documents.  Documents that are years old but important and need to be maintained are often kept in the basement of a facility.  These areas are subject to water infiltration, sump pump failures, sewer back ups, mechanical room or line failures.  We are here to help if these type of situations occur.  Fire or soot damage can also ruin documents.  We are here to help with those as well. 

We have specialized freeze drying and cleaning equipment that we utilize.  If you are ever in need of having vital documents restored give us a call. We are here to help.

Commercial Business Clean Up Services

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

We work for all types of commercial businesses for all types of losses. We at SERVPRO of Des Moines SW has helped business get back up to normal for educational facilities, churches, financial institutions, restaurants, hotels and apartment buildings to name a few. When water, fire, or mold, etc occur and you don’t know how to clean it up we are here to help. We specialize in getting business back up to normal. Let us bring our equipment and trained staff in to help. We will scope your loss, provide an estimate and get to work for you right away. When the work is completed we will provide all documentation including drying logs and pictures of work progress for documentation that you might need. We provide service for all size losses small to large. We are equipped to handle any size commercial facility as the large loss representative for the state of Iowa. You can trust SERVPRO to help your commercial business.

Want to help commercial businesses after a water or fire loss?

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Join our SERVPRO green team today!

We work hard to ensure our residential and commercial clients get the help they need in their time of need. Our commercial clients know to call green to get it clean. If you want to become part of the team that makes it "Like it never even happened.", you are in luck!

We are hiring for multiple positions. We are currently hiring for Production Technicians in our Iowa City and Des Moines locations. We are also looking for a Project Manager to oversee every aspect of a job that comes in. 

If you would like more information about our current job openings please go to:

We are always accepting resumes and you can submit yours to

SERVPRO of Des Moines SW helps to make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Restaurant Loss & Getting you Back to Business

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

In 2015 Restaurants across the United States suffered a total of $116 million dollars in damages, the average loss being $23,000 (not including revenue loss from business interruption) finding prime days for damage occurred on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We know that even the smallest losses can impact business functionality and cause revenue loss which is why we are here to get you back to business quickly! SERVPRO of Iowa City/Ottumwa/Des Moines is a large loss certified franchise with trained crews and commercial grade equipment that can respond to any size loss within hours. Regardless of the type of loss we understand the urgency of getting damages taken care of… after all an empty restaurant will COST you money. Once emergency cleaning is completed, our professional team can also offer regular maintenance services such as hood kitchen exhaust cleaning helping to ensure your restaurant is always clean and ready for business!

Summer Weather and Your Appliances- Fire Hazards at Your Business and at Home

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Often time people overlook the fact that summer weather can have an impact on your appliances. Extreme Heat, Summer Storms, and Power Outages can be hazardous and increase the chances of a fire in your home or business. Be cautious of over-working compressors from refrigerators and freezers, they can get extremely hot and cause a fire. Improperly used extension cords not designed to carry the proper electric load can heat quickly and also cause a fire and considerable damage. During a Summer Storm do not use electrical appliances that have been wet or potentially shorted from a lightning strike, these can be a major fire hazard. To be sure no fires have started it’s a good idea to check your appliances during and after a storm. If you experience a power outage never run cords from generators or other appliances under carpet or rugs where heat could build and cause damage or fire. Being aware of the potential hazards can save you, your business, and your home.

Commercial - The Benefits of an Emergency Ready Plan

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Statistically 50% of businesses will not reopen after a water or fire loss.  Reason being they do not have a plan in place.  If no plan is in place, there is extended amounts of time where revenue is not made.  This hurts the business and then they close.  We understand this need to be prepared.  We have a completely FREE service where we come and help you put a plan in place with emergency contacts, shut offs, and pictures all in a easy to use app that can be accessed on a phone, tablet, or computer.

With a plan in place you know contacts and locations of things to be able to reduce property damage in the event of a fire or water loss.  You know who to call and help can be there faster.  We are a firm believer in don't wait until disaster strikes. Contact us today to help you be "Ready for whatever happens"

Understanding our Commercial Customers Needs

4/6/2017 (Permalink)

We pride ourselves on understanding our commercial customers needs.  We understand that every minute you are closed and/or not fully open for business you are loosing valuable revenue.  We guarantee that when you make a call into us that within an hour no matter the time of day we will contact you and set up arrangements to be on site.  We then will do everything in our power to very quickly decide what needs to be done and how we are going to do it so that you get back up and running as quickly as possible. 

If possible we will set up containments or set up specialized air cleaning equipment to get your business back up and running immediately while we work so you can work.   We know that your business is very important to you because our business is very important to us and we are lucky enough to have the trained staff and the equipment to help you and your business.

Types of Commercial Businesses we have worked for

4/6/2017 (Permalink)

We have worked with many different types of commercial properties.

We have worked with schools; cleaning contents after a storm, drying out a water loss to reduce further damage, drying gym floors to avoid costly replacement, and cleaning after a fire.

We have worked with banks; cleaning sewage from basements, drying out and restoring important documents, and cleaning carpet to name just a few.

We have worked with many commercial retail locations; cleaning soot and removing odor after a fire, cleaning contents, removing grease from surfaces, and drying out after a sprinkler head or a water intrusion.

We have worked with many property management companies on apartments and hotels; Removing mold, removing odor, cleaning carpets, cleaning after a fire loss, drying out after a water loss.

Either way we have a proven track record of working with Commercial Businesses and getting them back and running as QUICK as possible to prevent excessive revenue loss. We even offer Emergency Ready Profiles for no charge on a handy app so that businesses have all their important information in the event of an emergency right in front of them all the time.

Ask our staff how we can help your business.

Our Customer Service Response Times

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Customer service is top priority for us on any loss but especially on a commercial job.  We want to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible following a loss.  Our service response guidelines are as follows.

With in 1 hour of your initial call to us we will return your call and arrange a professional to provide service.

With in 4 hours of your initial call a professional will be on site to evaluate the loss and start mitigation services.

With in 8 hours of your initial call we will be able to give you a briefing of what we are doing and how we need to do it  and provide that scope to the appropriate people.

We are here to help you and we know that prompt service is needed when an emergency happens.  You can trust us.

Commercial Large Loss Team

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

You can depend on us to get your commercial business back up and running.  You are lucky enough to have us be a SERVPRO qualified Large Loss Response Team. We are right here in your back yard. What this means for you is that we are a part of an elite group of SERVPRO's that are strategically positioned throughout the United States with trucks and equipment ready to be mobilized to your loss.  The benefits to businesses that are so vital are that you know that we have a trained workforce that has under gone back ground checks, our employees are uniformed and carry id badges all the time, we are trained by IICRC in our industry, and the management programs and corporate communication we have in place are all vital for businesses to know that the people doing the work for you are professionals. We have a promise of satisfaction and a promise of professionalism.

Large Loss Response Team

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

We are currently the only certified Large Loss Response Team in the state of Iowa.  We have the equipment, employees, and connections to help in even the largest disaster.  We promise to be ready when you need us.  Our equipment is always fueled, tested, loaded.  We have on call staff 24 hours a day.  We have a trailer loaded with our desiccant and a dedicated generator to run it at all times.  This desiccant is a 5,000 cfm piece of equipment for dehumidification.  We have air movers and large portable dehumidifiers for drying a structure.  We have large air scrubbers and different ozone machines for removing odor. A large loss is a loss valued at over $50,000 in  mitigation or remediation work.  Every loss is managed by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

Our employees are trained residential and commercially for any size disaster.