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Restoration Company SERVPRO Central Honolulu Joins Hands with Maui for Post-Fire Cleanup

8/22/2023 (Permalink)

In the aftermath of the recent wildfires that swept through Maui, the restoration company SERVPRO of Central Honolulu has emerged as a beacon of hope for the affected community. As families pick up the pieces after the devastation, SERVPRO is rolling up its sleeves to assist in the fire cleanup and rebuilding process.

When the fires raged, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened its doors to provide shelter for those who were forced to leave their homes. Now, as the smoke clears, it's time to rebuild. That's where SERVPRO Central Honolulu steps in, using its skills and expertise to help the community move forward.

It's heartbreaking how much destruction the wildfires have caused. Homes and communities that were once bursting with activity have been reduced to ash and debris. Historic areas like Lahaina have been severely damaged, yet despite the devastation, there is a tremendous will to recover.

Restoration company, SERVPRO Central Honolulu is on a mission to restore not just buildings, but also a sense of normalcy with a team of qualified experts and sophisticated tools. Their work involves more than just clearing away trash; it also involves providing people and businesses a fresh start.

A real illustration of people banding together during trying times is the cooperation between the Church, the neighborhood, and restoration company SERVPRO Central Honolulu. Cleaning up is important, but it's also important to demonstrate support and solidarity as the healing process gets underway. This restoration company's dedication is a reflection of the island's aloha spirit, which values friendliness and cooperation.

The influence of SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is apparent as they collaborate closely with the community. The company's commitment demonstrates that there are those willing to lend a hand even in the face of difficulty.

Despite the difficulties caused by the flames, SERVPRO of Central Honolulu stands out as a source of inspiration. It's obvious that as Maui rebuilds, the resilience of the locals and the unwavering support of all those engaged will pave the path for a better future.

Experienced fire damage in your home or business? Call SERVPRO of Central Honolulu today to get your restoration completed faster.

Commercial Flood Plan for your Business

7/29/2022 (Permalink)

Downtown Honolulu A recent Hawaii storm causes flood damage

In a commercial business of any size, floods are in the top two most common disasters experienced across the U.S. Even with a detailed emergency plan, most businesses remain unprepared. Statistics show, the number of businesses that close permanently in response to a disaster, is a staggering one to one. Flood plans, like your fire evacuation preparedness plan, are key not only to mitigating the very real property and health risks of common flood-related disaster, but key to your future success.

The Most Basic Flood Evacuation Plan Should Include:

  • The capacity for quick response.
    With personnel that have specific task and responsibilities in times of emergency.
  • A disaster supply kit.
    Including emergency and medical supplies, as well as enough food and water to last at least 72 hours. Preparedness training at work should likewise instruct employees on preparing their own mobile kit, for preparation to shelter-in-place for 24 hours in the event of emergency. 
  • Plan development and training.
    All employees should know what to do in an emergency, including disaster-specific evacuation and emergency response procedures. Assign specific employees (and backup personnel) to key tasks, such as emergency shut-down of equipment and power sources and performing a roll-call. Exercises and drills to cement skills and uncover potential issues should be regularly performed, and flood and other emergency action plans reviewed and updated regularly. Clearly post and provide employees with paper copies of plans.
  • Emergency contact information.
    Ensure all employees have a list of key telephone numbers. Blank business cards sheets from the local office supply are a convenient, easy way to provide a wallet-size list. These lists should be distributed quarterly.
  • Additional guidance.
    This is not an all-inclusive list, SERVPRO of Central Honolulu can prepare an inspection of your commercial property and can put a digital Emergency Readiness Plan together free of charge.

mold and bacteria proliferation increase with each hour left unaddressed. Quick remediation, proper safety gear and on-site sanitary and medical provisions are essential to treating clean-up related injury.

Frequent Causes of Commercial Damage | SERVPRO® of Central Honolulu

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

a large commercial building with extensive damage to roof and siding SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is your local commercial disaster team. Contact us to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services.

Businesses have been a cornerstone of our country since its conception. Each and every person in our country utilizes businesses in some form or fashion, either through using a business’ services or products or working as an employee.

Being a business owner entails a slew of duties on a daily basis, even without the added stress of an unforeseeable calamity. But when disaster strikes, it may be catastrophic to a business’s finances.

According to The National Center for Environmental Information, storm damages have exceeded $2.195 trillion in the United States since 1980, exhibiting just how pricey storm damages can get.

Honolulu sees a number of different weather-related disasters due to our island location. The Kona low storms are one recent example of this, which resulted in major flooding and damages in central Honolulu.

Because of how common storms are to our area, it is essential to know the most common types of damages and how to prevent them in order to protect your business from harm.

<h2damage">Water Damage

Excess water or moisture is a major threat to businesses around the country, especially in Hawaii. Water damage can occur naturally or as a result of a simple appliance failure, and both types of water damage can wreak havoc on commercial property.

Flooding is among the most significant of threats. Flooding from the exterior, such as flash floods or overflowing rivers, may seep past the doors and into your building’s foundation. If you have enough space surrounding your business, consider employing landscaping to deflect water away from it as a preventive measure.

Leaks inside the building can also cause water damage that lasts for a long time. It’s critical to check for leaks in your plumbing and for warping or discoloration in your walls and floors. Taking these precautions on a regular basis will help you stay ahead of the damage and avoid pricey repairs.

<h2damage">Storm Damage

Storm-related commercial damage is prevalent, and it can be devastating to a row of businesses, knocking out power and creating damage from loose debris. Commercial roofing and building siding can be effortlessly ripped off by really powerful storms.

Winds can exceed 85 miles per hour in the average storm. Storms of this magnitude are capable of uprooting trees, falling walls and toppling big vehicles.

Installing storm-protective window covers and a new roof for your business will limit the extent of storm damage, but these precautions can be costly.

On the plus side, taking preventive actions like routinely inspecting your structure and checking the seals on your windows and doors will save you money and help you avoid additional disasters. Before a storm hits, it’s also a good idea to clear your land of any potential hazards that could uproot and damage things around you.

<h2who-to-call">Know Who to Call

Commercial damage can take many different forms, with water and storm damage being the most common. As a result of these unfortunate accidents, businesses are sometimes forced to shut down to allow for repairs or perhaps permanently close.

Fortunately, SERVPRO is available around the clock and ready to respond to any emergency you may face. Our certified restoration specialists will work with you to plan and implement the optimal restoration approach that works for your business.

If you have experienced damage to your business or want to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.

Commercial Storm Work-Maui

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Grand Wailea Grand Wailea-Maui

In December of 2021 The Islands of Hawaii were hit by a tropical storm, the storm traveled first to the Big Island then Maui.  The storm hit Maui with sever thunderstorms heavy rain flooded roads and buildings. When the storm struck the Grand Wailea in Maui this beautiful resort took a huge multi-million dollar hit. Storm team SERVPRO got the call and when they reached out to our team we immediately sent a team over to access the Resort. This commercial structure had taken a direct hit by the storm. With roofs collapsed, the spa filled with water and mold began to set in immediately. Within a week we had a Storm Team of 15 flying back and forth between Oahu and Maui daily. We drop shipped 25 pallets of equipment and had all of it set up within 7 days of the storm hitting. Our Storm team spent 3 months performing mitigation on the Grand Wailea, pulling out damaged contents and drying the resort out. This was the largest commercial project to date for our Storm Team. No commercial job is to big or to small for us to handle. Our Storm Team will travel all over the US for jobs.

Local Walgreens Location Calls SERVPRO of Central Honolulu to Solve Mold Issue

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

A photo of our containment area established at the job site If you are in need of restoration services call our SERVPRO team at (808)235-5015

Walgreens, located in Honolulu, was affected by water damage that was left untreated and grew mold. Luckily the damages to this commercial building were isolated to just one room.

SERVPRO of Central Honolulu was able to identify all the mold present. Unfortunately the water had seeped into walls and therefore demolition was needed for full restoration. We established a containment area, removed the affected drywall and left air scrubbers overnight to help remove any leftover mold spores that may have loosened during demolition. This helps ensure that all the mold is gone before our reconstruction team comes to make the space "Like it never even happened."

If you are in need of restoration services call our SERVPRO team at (808)235-5015. We specialize in commercial and household cleaning, as well as restoration and reconstruction services for mold, fire damage, floods, and storms. Call today for an inspection.

Is Your Vacation Rental at Risk?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

Waikiki skyline on a beautiful day with bright blue skies and seas In the event that your rental property is damaged, call SERVPRO of Central Honolulu to get the job done right!

As tourism returns to Hawaii, many rentals are starting to welcome guests again. Hosting short term guests can place your home at risk, as there are no long term residents to notice the possible mold growth or water damage to your property.

Fungi can grow very easily in damp environments over time. For the reason, SERVPRO recommends homeowners walk through their homes before welcoming the new visitors to check for any fungi growth in common places such as:

  • Cabinets
  • Closets
  • Behind/Below Furniture
  • Small enclosed areas
  • Dark/Damp Rooms

Pipe leaks and further water damage can also happen slowly over time. To ensure that your rental is safe, check your property for water damage in these areas:

  • Walls
  • Bathrooms
  • Under sinks
  • Behind large appliances
  • Hoses
  • All faucets

If you find that your rental has experienced any fungi or water damage call our SERVPRO team (808)-235-5015 today for an inspection.

How To Ensure The Quickest Recovery In Your Commercial Business

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

A puddle of water collecting inside a building To ensure the fastest recovery process work with SERVPRO technicians throughout the process of your commercial business.

When your  company building in Honolulu, HI is affected by any flood damage, there will likely be many unforeseen damages that will need to be addressed. The structure of the building, affected belongings, and even your walls will require professional care. To ensure the most cost effective recovery, it is important to salvage what you can.  

  1. Curtains, Rugs and Other Small Items

Small belongings may be quite simple to take care of yourself. Depending on the water damage, fabric decor items such as curtains, pillows, or rugs may sometimes be machine washable or dry cleaned. If the damage is drastic or has a high level of contamination the items will need to be pretreated.

  1. Furniture

Furniture items require special handling and treatment. If the item has absorbed a certain amount of water, replacement may be the only option. If the damage is from a clean water source, such as a burst pipe, they may be salvageable. Non-porous material is much easier to clean, you can scrub them yourself with and anti-bacterial cleanser.

  1. Paper Documents and Artwork

If your flooded company building has resulted in damaged documents or artwork, you may be feeling a little hopeless. These are delicate and highly porous, so restoring them can be difficult. Luckily, SERVPRO of Central Honolulu has access to several cleanup methods. Techniques such as freeze or thermal drying, dehumidification and gamma irradiation can save many paper items.

  1. Electronics

When it comes to electronics, you need to be extra careful. Turning on a wet or damp device may cause the circuit to become permanently damaged. If you have damaged computers or equipment, a professional service can have them inspected and cleaned by a technician to ensure the best results.

Dealing with flooding in a company building is always hard on business. A cleanup and restoration service can help reduce the negative effects by restoring your items and property.

If you are in need of restoration services call our SERVPRO team at (808)235-5015. We specialize in commercial or household cleaning, as well as restoration and reconstruction services for mold, fire damage, floods, and storms. Call today for an inspection

Commercial Restoration Services in Central Honolulu

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

A landscape photo of the Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head at sunset SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is available to help your business get back to business!

When Central Honolulu businesses experience fire and water damage, SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is available and standing by 24/7 to start restoring your property. We understand that every day spent in mitigation and remediation represents a day without revenue. At SERVPRO of Central Honolulu, it is our business to help you get back to business. 

Should you find yourself closing business doors from a messy accident, trust SERVPRO of Central Honolulu to get to job done the right way quickly. Our staff is available at 808-235-5015 at all times to take your call to ensure a quick start. Our technicians are SERVPRO trained and IICRC certified to ensure a quality job. We have our equipment and team ready for your large commercial project. 

Give us a call to understand how we can help on your specific project. 808-235-5015.

Control Moisture Now to Prevent Mold Later

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

If mold is left untreated, the repairs become increasingly costly. The best way to handle mold spores is to tackle them early on before any damage can be caused. 

Some types of mold can affect the structural integrity of your home and some types are even dangerous to human health. All mold growth needs moisture to grow. By managing humidity in your commercial building now, you can save yourself time and money later. 

SERVPRO of Central Honolulu offers these tips to help prevent the growth of mold:

  • Clean spills or leaks quickly
  • Make sure roof gutters are in good shape
  • Don’t let water collect around the house foundation
  • Don’t let water collect in the air-conditioner drip pans
  • Keep drains clear
  • Use exhaust fans
  • Use air conditioners and/or dehumidifiers
  • Use the bathroom fan when you shower
  • Appliances should vent to the outside. Even stoves, washers, and dryers produce water vapor
  • Increase air movement
    • Open doors & windows
    • Use fans
  • Insulate cold surfaces like water pipes
  • Keep the temperature comfortable

If you need help controlling moisture or mold growth in your home, remember to call SERVPRO of Central Honolulu! 

Any size disaster, SERVPRO if Central Honolulu can get there faster!

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO responding to water damage in Kahuku hotel SERVPRO Equipment working to mitigate water damage in a large hotel building

At SERVPRO of Central Honolulu, we have a team with the expertise, equipment and skill to restore even the largest commercial spaces. Call our 24/7 line when you have a need of a commercial cleanup or restoration.


When your business suffers from water or fire damage it's important to get up and running as soon as possible! We understand that every day spent in mitigation and restoration is a day that your business isn't able to operate. It's our job at SERVPRO of Central Honolulu to restore your building "Like it never even happened," so that you can get back to managing your business. Learn more about all our commercial restoration services here .


We also provide routine cleaning services for commercial buildings. Office buildings are not impervious to normal wear and tear. Buildings occasionally require deep cleaning services that isn't covered by regular janitorial services. Call SERVPRO of Central Honolulu to discuss your annual commercial building cleaning needs, or click here for more information on the web.

Your OAHU Vacation Rental May Be At Risk Of Water Or Mold Damage

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

buildings in waikiki on water front It’s important to keep watch on your vacation rentals! Go through our SERVPRO recommended checklist to make certain your rental is safe today!

Is your Vacation Rental at risk?

With new vacation rental laws being enforced starting August 1st, 2019, many vacation rental homes are being shut down.

All vacation rentals have a constant flow of short term residents coming in and out. One thing many do not realize, these homes are at risk, as there are no long term residents to notice the possible mold growth or water damage to the home or property.

As new vacation rental laws are being enforced more prevalently, many vacation rentals will be needing a change in their targeted population, including possible long term rental agreements.

In making these new changes SERVPRO recommends homeowners walk through their homes and check for any fungi growth in common places such as:

- Cabinets

- Closets

- Behind/Below Furniture

- Small enclosed areas

- Dark/Damp Rooms

Pipe leaks or seemingly minimal water damage can cause extensive issues and damage to your Kahuku rental. SERVPRO recommends homeowners walk through any vacation/long term rentals to check for possible water damage. Common places to check may include:

- Walls

- Bathrooms

- Under sinks

- Behind large appliances

- Hoses

- All faucets

If your rental has experienced any fungi/water damage call our SERVPRO team (808)-744-2730 today for an inspection.

Kailua Cinemas Calls on SERVPRO for Water Damage

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

store front of Kailua Cinemas Kailua Cinemas trusts SERVPRO to handle their commercial services.

Local Movie Theater Suffers Water Damage

Water flooded the bottom of one of the theater rooms in the Kailua Cinemas movie theater due to a storm. The water came flooding in the emergency exit and filled the bottom of the theater with about and inch of water. As most theaters are, the bottom of the theater is at a lower level then than the rest of the room. Meaning the water didn't spread very far throughout the room. It collected in one area that just so happened to be concrete. The water did not set into the ground and our technicians were able to remove all water very easily. a few fans and dehumidifiers were placed around the bottom of the theater to prevent any further possible damages, and possible microbial growth. The theater owners were very pleased with the speed of the whole process and plan on using our services if the need ever arises in the future.

If you are in need of restoration services call our SERVPRO team at (808)744- 2730. They specialize in commercial or household cleaning, as well as restoration and reconstruction services for mold, fire damage, floods, and storms. Call today for an inspection.

Disastrous Water Main Break in Century Park Plaza Affects 23 Floors

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

two green SERVPRO fans and one dehumidifier  strategically placed in century park plaza hallway 23 Floors were affected by a water main break in the Century Park Plaza. SERVPRO truly is "Faster to any size disaster."

SERVPRO of Central Honolulu Handles 23 Floors Affected By Water Damage

With a large water main break in the Century Park Plaza 26 floors were affected. 23 Of which SERVPRO provided services to. Our teams treated all of the 23 floors common areas. We tested each wall, ceiling, door frame, carpet, and affected furniture. We provided fans, dehumidifiers and treatment to each floor as needed. Our team worked side by side other restoration companies to provide the greatest services and restoration for all of the residents in this commercial building. Thank you to our teams flexibility and team planning we were able to restore the building to it's original - non-damaged state. It was an honor to restore this building. The managers were beyond grateful for our teams time and courteous manners.

If you are in need of restoration services call our SERVPRO team at (808)744- 2730. They specialize in commercial or household cleaning, as well as restoration and reconstruction services for mold, fire damage, floods, and storms. Call today for an inspection.

Commercial Businesses Use SERVPRO of Central Honolulu

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

store front of Ross building Ross in Honolulu suffered from a bio-hazard, SERVPRO was able to restore their business within hours.

Ross in Honolulu Calls SERVPRO to Solve Bio-Hazard

Ross, located in Honolulu  was affected by a biohazard. With backed up pipes and drains contaminants rushed up onto the bathroom and hallway floors. Because the water had human waste contaminants the water job was a category 3. With such a high category of contamination the cleaning and restoration process becomes much more detailed. With a category 3 if the water is to set, or seep into any cracks, walls, or items these items are to be torn out, treated, and replaced. 

Luckily the damages to this commercial building were minimal. The water had not set into the grout or the walls. Meaning that was needed was for the water and contaminants to be extracted. We removed all waste and then cleaned and sanitized all affected surfaces. Our team was in an out within hours.

If you are in need of restoration services call our SERVPRO team at (808)235- 5015. They specialize in commercial or household cleaning, as well as restoration and reconstruction services for mold, fire damage, floods, and storms. Call today for an inspection