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Commercial Restoration & Mitigation

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Restoration & Mitigation We Provide Commercial Services

Commercial Restoration and Mitigation Services

If you are a property manager, business owner or building engineer then you understand the importance of maintaining and taking care of a commercial property. Our SERVPRO Commercial Division is solely dedicated to providing quality service for commercial clients and their properties. Our Commercial Division understands the needs and complexities of commercial buildings.We provide Emergency Ready Plans for large scale buildings, to get you back in business as quickly as possible.

We have the resources and capabilities to provide commercial restoration and mitigation services for any size structure. Whether your business or commercial property faces a fire, water or mold loss, we can handle it. We also provide board up and bio-hazard clean up services.

SERVPRO Capabilities

  • We are an EPA & IICRC certified firm
  • Any size loss will be handled confidently by an IICRC professional trained in water, fire, smoke, and commercial loss
    • Golden Spike, Great Wolf Resorts, Ballard House, VA Medical Center, Aurora Firehouse 15, local municipalities, etc.
  • We have equipment resources to manage all of your needs
    • Including specialty drying equipment (injectidry, floor drying system, ETES, air scrubber, desiccant, etc.)
    • 16 production vehicles, including 2 trailers
    • Esporta Washing System
    • Ultrasonic Cleaning System
    • Document Drying
  • Production teams with 7 years of national catastrophic storm travel
    • Producing jobs in locations such as Illinois, Maryland, Arkansas, Idaho, Florida, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, California, Georgia, and Puerto Rico.
  • Ownership that places the highest importance on Customer Satisfaction
  • Our capabilities allow us to respond to your needs



SERVPRO’s Commercial Division is qualified to answer any of your restoration and mitigation questions. If you are concerned about your commercial property or if you have any questions about the services we provide, call our office and ask for our commercial division.

Emergency Ready Plan

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Ready Plan Disaster Prevention

What is Does Being Emergency Ready Mean?

            As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

Call SERVPRO at 303-576-6868 and we will help you be prepared for any size disaster.

The Emergency Ready Plan is at NO COST and SERVPRO DOES NOT REQUIRE A CONTRACT.

Is Your Business Emergency Ready?

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Your Business Emergency Ready? Disaster Prevention

What is Does Being Emergency Ready Mean?

            As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

Call SERVPRO at 303-576-6868 and we will help you be prepared for any size disaster.

The Emergency Ready Plan is at NO COST and SERVPRO DOES NOT REQUIRE A CONTRACT.

Development Boom in Colorado

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Development Boom in Colorado Denver

Many projects currently underway are multifamily, meaning apartment or condo buildings, with nearly 10,000 new residential units in the downtown area, the report also says.

Some people say developers are overbuilding, creating too many apartments that contribute to worse traffic and overcrowding in the city.

Schippits said one way developers decide whether to build is by looking at the number of apartments compared to jobs available. CBRE is a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and investment firm.

Denver's job-per-apartment unit ratio is 5.9, meaning for every 5.9 jobs, there's one apartment unit.

"As a metro area... we're underperforming when it compares to our competitive set like Seattle or Austin," Schippits said. "If you peel the onion away any more...downtown is even further behind."

Downtown's ratio is at 6.6, above the national average of 6.1.

"What we're forecasting is with all the new apartments coming online, plus the jobs that are created downtown as predicted by Moody's [Analytics], our ratio will drop to 5.2," he said.

"So we're not overbuilding," Schippits said, adding that building more apartments is key to controlling for expense. "If we have more supply, there's less pressure on cost."

For More Information Please Visit: https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/development-boom-denver-construction-projects-rise-and-theres-more-to-come

Are You Prepared?

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Are You Prepared? Be Ready!

Emergency Ready?

          As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

        Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Homeowners, can you locate your water/gas shut off? 

Click here:

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/7-things-every-homeowner-should-know-the-location-of/

Statistics Restaurant Owners Should Know

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Statistics Restaurant Owners Should Know Commercial Kitchen

Cooking up Commercial Kitchen Fire Safety:

Statistics Restaurant Owners Should Know

During 2006-2010, an estimated average of 7,640 structure fires in eating and drinking establishments were reported to U.S. fire departments per year, with associated annual losses of:

  • Two civilian deaths
  • 115 civilian injuries
  • $246 million in property damage

In eating and drinking establishments, direct property damage per fire was 75% lower when a wet pipe sprinkler system was present, compared to fires with no automatic extinguishing equipment present.

Fires are less common during the overnight hours (from Midnight to 6 a.m.) but cause more property damage.

Structure Fires in Eating and Drinking Establishments by Major Cause (2006 - 2010)

Fires

  1. Cooking equipment 57%
  2. Heating equipment 10%
  3. Electrical/Lighting equipment 7%
  4. Smoking material 7%
  5. Intentional 5%

Property Damage

  1. Cooking equipment 40%
  2. Electrical/Lighting equipment 13%
  3. Intentional 10%
  4. Heating equipment 7%
  5. Smoking Material 5%

Total annual property damage for eating and drinking establishments = $246 million

http://blog.encorefireprotection.com/blog/commercial-kitchen-fire-safety-statistics-restaurant-owners-should-know

If your commercial kitchen is affected by a fire or in need of a deep clean call SERVPRO of Aurora at 303-576-6868. 

We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Steps to Clean Up after a Major Renovation

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Clean-up Steps

Usually, a post-construction clean up will include the following:

– sweep and vacuum all surfaces, including ceilings, walls
– sweep, mop, and disinfect floors
– vacuum all upholstery
– wipe down doors, knobs, baseboards, moldings, and hardware
– thorough wipe-down and sanitization of bathrooms and kitchens (including appliances, cabinets, and counters)
– dust, vacuum and wipe-down of all window interiors including sills and frames
– dust all ducts, grates, vents, blinds, ceiling fans, and lighting fixtures
– clean all hardware such as hinges and handles
– clean inside and outside of shelves and cabinets
– clean inside all closets
– removal of all remaining trash and debris (although your contractor should have removed most of this as part of the contract)

If you’re trying to decide whether to do it yourself or to outsource it to the experts, ask the following questions:

– Do you have the energy and time?
– How long will it take you?
– Do you have any money left in the renovation budget you could put toward the clean? (Or better yet, build it in now if you haven’t started!).

Different circumstances will determine who gets the job, but a thorough clean is crucial. All kinds of particles are released into the air during renovations, including various toxins, mold spores, silicates, and ultra fine dust that can damage your lungs. Freshly applied paints, lacquers, and primers also give off fumes. Given the possible dangers to your health, the hefty price tag for a proper clean may well be worth it!

Restoring Commercial Property After Water Damage.

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Aurora 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 Aurora

SERVPRO of Aurora 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.

Commercial Flood Questions

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

What are the real risks to my business?

Floods often strike without warning - destroying buildings, equipment, and inventory. If that doesn't sound serious, you should know:

  • Most business policies do not cover flooding.
  • One in four businesses that shut down from a natural disaster never reopen.
  • Ninety percent of all natural disasters involve flooding.
  • The most common form of federal disaster assistance is an interest-bearing loan.

How much coverage can I get?

Whether your business is large or small…whether you own or lease facilities…commercial flood insurance offers protection for your business - inside and out.

Commercial Contents Coverage:
Covers inventory, merchandise, machinery, and other contents up to $500,000

Commercial Building Coverage:
Covers buildings up to $500,000. Even if you don't own the building, you can insure the value of improvements you've made.

What if I need more coverage?

An Excess Flood policy from Bankers can increase the coverage limits of your business flood policy by:

  • an additional $500,000 for building coverage
  • an additional $100,000 for contents coverage

Learn more in Bankers Excess Flood section.

Who gets government aid?

Government aid is available only if the President makes an official disaster declaration (less than half of all flooding qualifies). Most often, federal disaster aid comes in the form of an interest-bearing loan. When grants are awarded, the average amount is less than $2,500. Less than half of flooding events are declared disasters, and insurance is often the sole source of assistance for victims.

Is flooding really a serious problem?

The odds may seem like a million to one you'll ever experience serious flooding. But it happens more than you'd think. In fact, 90% of all presidentially-declared disasters involve flooding.

Even minor flooding can mean major financial difficulties. Imagine just a few inches of floodwater invading your home. That's more than enough to destroy floors, damage walls, and ruin appliances - costing you thousands (more on that later).

What flood zone am I in?

Below are three major categories of flood zones. To get the specifics on what flood zone you live in, find an agent or contact us.

A Zones are usually located near a river, lake or stream - making them the second highest risk zone. Average premium is around $557 annually.

V Zones are usually located near the ocean. This makes them particularly vulnerable to storm surges (flooding caused by hurricanes). V Zones represent the areas at highest risk, and premiums in this zone are the most expensive. Average premium is around $1,000 annually.

B, C, X, and A99 Zones are less prone to flooding. Depending on your area, you may qualify for a Preferred Risk Policy and pay as little as $119 per year. Remember that almost 25% of all flood claims come from these "low-risk" zones.

Is there a waiting period for business policies?

Yes. There's a mandatory 30-day waiting period on new flood policies, so time is of the essence.

Do I need a Business Continuity Plan in case disaster strikes?

Most definitely. That's why we've put a plan together for you. From pre-storm preparation…to claim information…to tips on cleanup…we'll walk you through the steps that lead to the least inconvenience and the fastest recovery.

https://www.bankersinsurance.com/business-flood-insurance-questions.html

Commercial Fires

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

The definition of commercial property is any building used to generate profit; however this can be expanded to cover other types of non-residential properties. Commercial properties include:

  •  Office Buildings – including serviced offices.
  •  Industrial Buildings – warehouses, distribution centers and garages.
  •  Retail/Restaurants –  includes shopping centers, leisure facilities and pubs.
  •  Other non-residential properties such as entertainment venues, hotels, nursing homes, medical and self-storage complexes, as well as many more

Legal requirements for commercial fire alarm systems

As you can imagine, there is a lot more legislation concerning the installation, placement, testing and maintenance to regulate fire alarms in commercial premises than in residential buildings. British Standards provide guidelines that should be complied with and failure to do so is seen as a breach of a responsibility towards safety and can be punishable by law.

Fire alarms systems play such a key safety role in commercial buildings and there are a lot of lives potentially at steak. If the fire alarm systems are not sufficient then harsh penalties can be given, including hefty fines and in the case of extreme negligence, this can even result in imprisonment if lives are lost as a result of an ineffective approach to fire safety.

In addition if a fire does occur in commercial premises insurance policies may be voided if it can be proved that the fire alarm and smoke detectors were ineffective.

For more information visit 

http://www.eurofireprotection.com/blog/differences-between-commercial-and-residential-fire-alarms/

Denver building boom

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

  • The Downtown Denver Partnership’s most recent State of Downtown Denver report revealed that there is currently $2.47 billion worth of construction projects being planned (14 projects) or underway (18 projects) in the city, The Denver Post reported.
  • Projects include hotels (1,230 rooms), residential units (4,592) and office space (2.77 million). That level of construction dwarfs 2015’s hotel rooms (591), residential units (1,901) and 330,000 square feet of office space added — worth a total $634.7 million.
  • As downtown developers set their sights on adjacent pockets of available space for additional growth, Partnership officials said it’s important that they address housing affordability, workforce development and transportation challenges so that they can be "part of the solution and not a part of the problem."    http://www.constructiondive.com/news/denver-building-boom-accelerating-as-new-construction-reaches-25b/418988/

Colfax and Peoria makeover underway in Aurora

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

The bustling intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street will hardly resemble its hard-scrabble reputation in a few years.

Already long gone is the old Boll-e-Ana Motel west of Peoria, and several other longtime, dilapidated fixtures nearby are about to meet with a demolition crew.

“If I left today and came back five years from now I wouldn’t recognize that intersection,” said Ward I City Councilwoman Sally Mounier, who represents the area. “I just wouldn’t.”

Over just the last few months, the bustling intersection near the Anschutz Medical Campus has seen a flurry of activity. The Conoco station that sat for years at the northwest corner of Peoria and Colfax is gone, set to be replaced by a new 7-Eleven. http://www.aurorasentinel.com/news/fax-and-peoria-makeover-underway-in-aurora/

Call and plan an ERP for your commercial build today!

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW. As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

Restoring Your Aurora Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Aurora Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Aurora 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 Aurora

SERVPRO of Aurora 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.