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Sewer Backup in Commerce City Restaurant?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

A Ladies Room sign is shown outside a public restroom. We respond to sewage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

When your sewer backs up, it is crucial to act quickly to minimize the exposure to grossly unsanitary water that can cause serious illness. SERVPRO® of Commerce City responds to commercial sewer backup emergencies 24-hours a day, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Here are the three categories of contaminated water we restore:

Category 1: “Clean Water”

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated can degrade into category two or three

Category 2: “Gray Water”

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: “Black Water”

Sources for category three water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth. This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested. All contact should be avoided.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us!

When your Commerce City commercial business or home needs emergency sewage cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll restore your sewage problem, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wind-damaged Building in Commerce City?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A building is shown with its windows blown out. We respond to commercial storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Has your business been damaged by severe weather? SERVPRO® of Commerce City responds to commercial storm damage emergencies 24-hours day, every day of the year. The City of Commerce City website has a comprehensive section devoted to emergency preparedness. High winds can occur as a result of thunderstorms, and thunderstorms and can evolve into tornadoes. Here are some tips for minimizing wind damage from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

High Wind Warnings 

  • Are issued when sustained winds of 40 miles per hour or greater or gusts up to 58 miles per hour or greater are expected
  • These high winds are usually associated with severe thunderstorms and hurricanes

Preparing for High Winds

  • Be sure your property is secure
  • Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures
  • Remove loose objects outdoors, on patios, roofs, or balconies that could blow away.
  • Shutter windows securely and brace outside doors
  • Bring in unsecured objects from patios and balconies and secure objects that could blow away and cause damage or injury

Call Us Today!

When high winds and severe weather causes damage to your commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll clean and restore your commercial storm damage in Commerce City, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

A tornado siren is shown.

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

A tornado siren is shown. We respond to commercial storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response

There have been 361 tornadoes in Commerce City since 1951. Commerce City is at high risk for tornadoes, averaging about six tornadoes each year. SERVPRO® of Commerce City responds to commercial storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Commerce City, and we are prepared to mitigate and restore any size loss, no matter how big the job is. We can do this because we are part of a national network of over 1700 franchises nationwide. By pooling our resources, teams can be mobilized to respond to disasters and large commercial losses anywhere in the United States quickly.

  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Our Commercial Large Loss Division is a team of specialists that can handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager who oversees the entire job. The Commercial Large Loss Division supports clients from these industries:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City has a team of technicians ready to respond. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll restore your storm damage in Commerce City, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Cleaning Services for Henderson?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Deep Cleaning Services for Henderson Businesses

Colorado is getting back to business as usual, and it is more important than ever to have a clean and contaminant-free commercial space. Although we are better known for our fire and water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City also offers a full range of deep cleaning, decontamination, and deodorization services. Whether you need deep cleaning and deodorization for your carpeting and upholstery, or you need your restaurant hood degreased, we are Here to Help. ®

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Units (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

We have experience working on all kinds of commercial buildings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

Over time, grime can build up, leaving your business looking tired. Odors get trapped in carpeting and upholstery. You can rely on us to keep Henderson businesses looking their best. When you need commercial deep cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City has a team of technicians ready to respond. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll deep clean your commercial property, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Commerce City Office?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing inside a cabinet underneath a sink. We mitigate and remediate mold for Adams County businesses.

Mold Mitigation and Remediation for Commerce City Businesses

When I came into work on Monday, there was a musty smell I could not place. I finally tracked it down to underneath the sink in the breakroom. When I opened the cabinet, a waft of musty odor hit me. When I looked inside, I saw mold had colonized inside the cabinet. There was a small leak in the plumbing that probably was encouraging the mold to grow.

I called SERVPRO® of Commerce City and they sent a team out quickly to inspect and assess the damage. They have been mitigating and remediating commercial mold damage for years. First, they identified the source of the moisture as a loose pipe fitting under the sink and repaired the leak. Then they contained the area and began the remediation process. They explained that because mold is always present in the Earth’s atmosphere, it can never be 100 percent eradicated, but it can be mitigated and remediated.

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home has mold damage, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold damage in Commerce City, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Building in Commerce City?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

A computer keyboard is shown covered in water. We are leaders in commercial restoration in Adams County.

Soggy surprise in Commerce City.

When I came to work on Monday, I never expected to see water on my desktop. One of the overhead sprinklers malfunctioned in my area of the building and water covered all of the desks, furniture, computer, phone equipment, and the carpeting was saturated.

We called SERVPRO® of Commerce City, and they arrived quickly and immediately began the mitigation process. They inspected the area, determined the cause of the damage, contacted our insurance adjustor, and immediately began the mitigation process. They brought in powerful water extraction equipment and went through the area systematically, moving, drying, cleaning all the furniture and desks, and sending the electronics out to be professionally dried and restored. They set up air blowers and documented the entire drying process. In no time we were operational again. SERVPRO of Commerce City provides a full range of commercial services to get your business and running no matter how big the job is. Our teams have the equipment, training, and experience to work on any size and type of building, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us!

When you have a commercial damage emergency in Commerce City, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-532-0219.

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Independently Owned and Operated.

Warehouse Fire in Henderson?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Billowing black smoke is shown coming out of a warehouse. We restore commercial fire damage 24-hours a day in Commerce City

Fast Response Time Saves Warehouse from Major Damage

Our warehouse in Henderson was damaged by fire when an appliance malfunctioned. Although the overhead sprinkler system contained the fire to one part of the warehouse, the entire space was exposed to soot and smoke.

SERVPRO® of Commerce City arrived on the scene quickly and immediately began the mitigation process. Their powerful water extraction equipment removed the standing water from the floors, and they installed air movers and air blowers to remove the excess moisture from the air. They methodically worked from the damaged area out and moved and cleaned every floor, wall, and piece of furniture and equipment. By the time they completed the restoration job, you would never know there had been a fire!

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, fires in nonresidential buildings occur most frequently between the hours of 1 pm and 7 pm and account for thirty-four percent of the fires. The report states that nonresidential fires occur more frequently during the months of January, March, and April.

Call Us!

When your business has a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is ready to respond 24-hours a day.  Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll restore your commercial fire damage in Henderson, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commerce Fire Damage in Henderson?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke is shown billowing out of a commercial building. Business owners rely on us to mitigate fire damage in Commerce City and Henderson.

Structure Fires by Property Use

Seeing smoke billowing out of this commercial building was a scary sight. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), there were 499,000 structure fires in 2018, and 112,000 of them were commercial property fires. SERVPRO® of Commerce City are leaders in the commercial fire restoration industry, and we respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Henderson and Commerce City areas. Here is the breakdown on structure fires by type of use from the III:

Property Use

  • Public assembly 15,500
  • Educational 4500
  • Institutional 6500
  • Residential 387,000
  • Apartments and other 110,500
  • Stores and Offices 18,000
  • Industry, utility, defense 11,000
  • Storage in structures 27,000
  • Special structures             29,500

We offer a full range of commercial restoration services to return your business to preloss condition with minimal disruption to your employees and customers including. We are part of a network of over 1700 franchises nationwide, so we can mobilize quickly no matter how big the job is. Our team is certified in:

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

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is ready to respond 24 hours a day. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll restore your commercial fire damage in Henderson, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Independently Owned and Operated.

How To Prevent Plumbing-Related Business Losses

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Lower The Risk Of Preventable Losses At A Commercial Property

Water leaks are the source of most business losses. Building owners and managers can take measures to fix damaged pipes or address other plumbing problems at a building located in Northglenn, CO. Here are several ways stakeholders can lower the risk of preventable losses at a commercial property.

Schedule Plumbing Inspections
An annual inspection can greatly reduce a structure’s risk of preventable water damage. All of the following checks take place during a commercial inspection:

  • Backflow testing
  • Flow rate testing
  • Looking for leaking pipes
  • Valve checks

These measures identify issues that could result in damaged pipes, gradual leaks or sewer backups. A proactive approach to commercial plumbing is almost always more affordable than footing bills for emergency repairs, damage cleanup and restoration.

Maintain Appliances and Systems
Several commercial appliances and systems may be connected to the water supply. These connections often employ valves and other hardware that can fail or wear out and require replacement. Doing so in advance has the potential to prevent leaks that involve Category One clean water or contaminated Category Two gray water.

Consider Plumbing Upgrades
In some cases, a plumber may recommend that a building owner foot the bill for costly upgrades to a commercial plumbing system. The owner of a building may want to seek more than one professional opinion, as there may be more than one approach to solving a recurring plumbing problem. Some solutions may be more affordable and only require minor fixes.
Inspections and maintenance can identify minor issues before major problems ensue. From pointing out damaged pipes that could be prone to burst and cause flooding to fixing problems that might shorten the operational lifespan of critical appliances and systems, strictly preventative measures can go a long way to protect a property in Northglenn, CO. Having damage fixed, mitigated, cleaned or restored by professionals reduces the risk of further losses.

5 Ways To Upkeep a Commercial Roof

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

Roof damage or deterioration can be very costly. In addition to the price of materials and labor for repairs or replacing a roof, this damage can also damage building materials and contents. Property owners can follow five simple steps to preserve the condition of a commercial roof.

1. Inspect the roof at least twice a year. Make sure you know about potential issues and all of your upkeep options to extend the life of a roof. Do this by having experts perform annual inspections. If you know what to look for, you can do at least one of these inspections yourself.

2. Trim trees with overhanging branches. Reducing the number of branches and leaves that accumulate on the roof can help to keep drainage systems clear. Tree maintenance can also prevent heavy limbs from falling in the event of high winds or adverse weather conditions.

3. Clear drainage systems regularly. Water that cannot drain may pool and work its way under roofing materials, resulting in leaks. Make sure that leaves and other debris are not blocking downspouts, drains, or gutters, and that drainage is routed away from the foundation.

4. Regularly repair minor roofing issues. Extend the amount of time before a roof rebuild by addressing roof damage as soon as it occurs.

5. Have your roof waterproofed. Waterproofing can help to prevent cracks and leaks. A roofing service can help you determine the right methods and materials for your property.

A regular maintenance schedule can help property owners address roof damage and wind damage in a timely manner. Keeping an eye on the condition of your roof can extend the life of this part of your building and prevent costly leaks. If a roof sustains damage or deteriorates to the point where the interior suffers water damage, property owners should contact a company in Commerce City, that specializes in commercial damage restoration.

Understanding Secondary Damage

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

When you have a flood in your commercial building in Commerce City, it's hard to know what the extent of the damage will be until you get a remediation team in there for an inspection. This crew can help you do the following:

• Assess the damage.
• Create a repair plan.
• Initiate cleanup.

As the professionals are assessing your damage, you may hear them talk about primary and secondary damage. Here's what you need to know about damage that's caused indirectly by the waters.

What It Doesn't Include

This secondary form of destruction can include a wide range of damage, but it doesn't include everything done to your building. The primary damage is anything done when the pipe burst or the roof leaked. For example, black mold growth wasn't caused directly by the flooding, but damaged walls and ceilings may have been.

How It's Formed

Because this type of damage only includes the harm done after the flooding has ceased, how is the damage done? Often slow reaction time, improper cleanup and hidden problems cause what the professionals consider to be nonprimary damage. For example, black mold growth does not happen the instant a flood starts. Instead, it takes 24 to 48 hours to begin. High humidity may also be a secondary type of damage because it takes place when the water is allowed to sit for too long or is not completely removed from the building.

What It Does Include

Because it's caused by slow reactions, this damage can include mold growth, unsalvageable furnishings, water contamination and the spread of the flood. If a pipe bursts on the second floor, the water may start to travel to lower levels if it is not caught soon enough. The path of the water may be considered secondary or primary damage depending on what caused the travel.

Mold growth, including black mold, is often considered a type of secondary damage. However, your commercial space could by affected by other types of secondary destruction if you don't properly address water issues right away.

How To Dry Out a Building After a Pipe Burst

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

When a pipe bursts in your building, you need to think quickly and stay on your toes to avoid more problems. The best way to go about restoring the property after water intrusion is to first ensure that your building is as dry as possible. While you are waiting for experts to arrive, there are things you can do that will speed up the drying process. Here are some damage tips to keep in mind when drying out your Commerce City, building.

1. Assess the Damage

Following a pipe burst, the first thing you’ll want to do is to mindfully walk around your property and document any problems. Although diving into cleanup will increase your chances of salvaging parts of your property, there will likely already be some things that are beyond minor repair. Accurate documentation will aid you when you speak with your insurance company about these damages.

2. Let In the Breeze

Natural air is often the best way to dry out your building. One of the best damage tips you can follow is to immediately open the windows in any of the rooms that have been affected by the water. You can also bring in fans, which will offer additional circulation in places that outside air may not be able to reach.

3. Get Rid Of the Water

You can tackle standing water with a wet/dry vacuum to ensure that some of the moisture is removed from the building right away. Other important cleaning tips are to grab any soaked furniture or rugs and place them outside. They can dry in the fresh air, and the water in your building will evaporate faster without the added moisture of wet fabric.

A burst pipe most definitely warrants a visit from a professional water removal specialist to help with the cleanup. In the meantime, these damage tips can help you jump-start the drying process.

5 Facts About Mold Remediation

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

When you own commercial property in Commerce City, there are a few basic things you need to know to keep your building safe and in good working order. Understanding how mold growth happens is a vital part of managing your property well. Here are a few facts that every building owner needs to understand about the dreaded fungus.

1. You cannot remove all mold from your building. Mold spores travel inside every time the door opens. It attaches to shoes, clothes, bags and hair. It doesn't necessarily become a problem until it starts to form patches.

2. You may smell mold before you can see it. When mold begins to collect on surfaces, it gives off a musty odor. Even if it's hidden under carpet or in air ducts, you may know it's there because of the smell.

3. Mold needs moisture to thrive. Mold growth can happen anywhere there is excess moisture in your building. Spores from the air land and start to form fuzzy patches.

4. Humidity can trigger a mold problem. Even moisture in the air can lead to a mold problem. The indoor humidity should stay below 50% at all times in order to deter growth. Keep high humidity at bay by using dehumidifiers and keeping your building well ventilated.

5. Mold can start growing on damp materials in as little as a day. Water damage specialists respond quickly to calls for repair because they know that even the smallest delay could lead to secondary damage such as mold. The faster they repair the damage caused by flooding, the less likely a mold problem is to develop.

Good management of your commercial property entails knowing all the problems that could befall it. Knowing how to recognize and even prevent mold growth can help you keep your building in good shape and help you train employees or tenants how to assist in the preventative maintenance process.

3 Steps for Reducing Water Damage After a Flood at Your Business

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Black water flooding in parking garage Help reduce damage by being prepared

When your Commerce City, commercial building is damaged by flooding, it can be difficult to know where to begin with cleanup efforts. Waterlogged drywall, ruined carpeting and damaged machinery may only be a few issues you have to deal with. However, there are a few steps you can take to begin the recovery process, and knowing some helpful damage tips may give you peace of mind as you work to restore your business.

1. Reduce Humidity Levels

After a flood, the humidity levels in your building may spike due to increased water vapor in the air. This may accelerate mold growth, especially in the case of black mold. Because this type of fungus can spread quickly, it is wise to lower humidity any way you can. Open the windows, run fans and turn on your building’s air conditioner if you have been told it is safe to do so. These damage tips may help you keep the threat of mold at bay until help arrives.

2. Call for Professional Flood Mitigation

If a pipe burst in your employee restroom and caused a flood, you may believe there is no hurry in calling for cleanup because the damage has already been done. However, calling in a flood damage and restoration company as soon as you can may reduce the risk of long-term problems, such as mold growth and structural weakness. Flood technicians might also be able to prevent the spread of flood waters to other areas of your building and prevent them from reaching major systems, such as electrical fuse panels.

3. Sort and Set Aside Items for Restoration

Flood technicians may be able to offer you cleaning tips and restoration options for your inventory or office equipment. While not all items may be salvageable, having assistance during this process can help you feel more confident about recovery.

Facing a flood at your Commerce City, business can be a stressful experience. However, being aware of a few helpful damage tips can give you the peace of mind you need to begin cleanup and restoration efforts.

Understanding Secondary Damage

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

A Business impact plan What is secondary damage?

When you have a flood in your commercial building in Commerce City, it's hard to know what the extent of the damage will be until you get a remediation team in there for an inspection. This crew can help you do the following:

• Assess the damage.
• Create a repair plan.
• Initiate cleanup.

As the professionals are assessing your damage, you may hear them talk about primary and secondary damage. Here's what you need to know about damage that's caused indirectly by the waters.

What It Doesn't Include

This secondary form of destruction can include a wide range of damage, but it doesn't include everything done to your building. The primary damage is anything done when the pipe burst or the roof leaked. For example, black mold growth wasn't caused directly by the flooding, but damaged walls and ceilings may have been.

How It's Formed

Because this type of damage only includes the harm done after the flooding has ceased, how is the damage done? Often slow reaction time, improper cleanup and hidden problems cause what the professionals consider to be nonprimary damage. For example, black mold growth does not happen the instant a flood starts. Instead, it takes 24 to 48 hours to begin. High humidity may also be a secondary type of damage because it takes place when the water is allowed to sit for too long or is not completely removed from the building.

What It Does Include

Because it's caused by slow reactions, this damage can include mold growth, unsalvageable furnishings, water contamination and the spread of the flood. If a pipe bursts on the second floor, the water may start to travel to lower levels if it is not caught soon enough. The path of the water may be considered secondary or primary damage depending on what caused the travel.

Mold growth, including black mold, is often considered a type of secondary damage. However, your commercial space could by affected by other types of secondary destruction if you don't properly address water issues right away.