Recent Commercial Posts

What Does IICRC mean anyway for your commercial facility in Boulder?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Greater Boulder

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician

Water Damage After a Hard Freeze

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO dehumidifiers and fans drying out a Boulder Valley School District school We not only mitigate, we do full reconstruction after a water loss

A ton of water damage hit our Boulder community hard just a few weeks ago with the “dangerous, record-breaking cold...and...some of the lowest temperatures, including -33 degrees”.  From large commercial spaces, schools to multifamily and private residences, Boulder residents needed help!  Pipes were bursting from fire suppression systems exploding, water main breaks and pipe bursting.

We at SERVPRO of Greater Boulder are able to handle all your water damage needs.  We are a full-service restoration company that offers not only mitigation, but full reconstruction as well.   This means that we not only can extract water and dry out your property’s space, but we demolish the irreparable damage and can reconstruct it to make it look “Like it never even happened.”

You can trust us because of our experience, expertise, honesty and integrity.  

Call us anytime you need us!  

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder: (303)494-2000.  We are available 24/7/365.

Know the Risks of Thunderstorms in Boulder County

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning over Boulder County Thunderstorms are beautiful, but can be dangerous

We here at SERVPRO of Greater Boulder know that in most places, thunderstorms can happen at any time of the day and any time during the year.

While thunderstorms can be beautiful, they can also be dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home and commercial property.

Thunderstorms can include lightning and can:

  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes
  • Create hail
  • Reach winds over 50 MPH

Be prepared:

  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system
  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Boulder and in Boulder county.

You don’t have to wait for the thunder. If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately
  • Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car.

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers.  Most people survive being hit by lightning, but they often have long-term problems.

Link:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

Enjoy BBQs and Independence Day with Safe Office and Home Parties!

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

little boy with American flag glasses on It's time to celebrate those office parties and at-home parties...safely!

With the holiday weekend finally here, we want to make sure everyone stays safe while still having fun! Fireworks cause an average of almost 20,000 reported fires per year; and in 2013, sparklers caused 41% of fireworks injuries. When firing up those grills remember that July is the peak month for grill fires. Here are some tips to ensure your 4th of July Barbecue is disaster-free!

-Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
-Keep your grill clean by removing any grease buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill
-When using a charcoal grill, let the coals cool completely before disposing of them
-Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Keep a bucket of water nearby in order to extinguish fireworks that don’t go off.

Stay safe and have fun this holiday weekend!

Water Damage and What We Offer

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

men in wetsuits tackling checking out water damage and loss in Boulder, CO We're not afraid of any water damage!

Water damage can occur at any time. Storms, floods, leaky pipes, and broken water heaters or appliances can be the cause. Here at SERVPRO of Greater Boulder, we want commercial and residential property owners at the University of Colorado and surrounding areas to know that water damage should be considered an emergency.  All water losses have the potential to become dangerous as items that are not thoroughly dried out can cause mold or microbial growth.  When a water emergency occurs, we are ready to provide extraction and cleanup services to remove the water, contaminants, and moisture and to clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure. We offer these services to repair water damage:

  • Emergency contact. We will respond to any emergency 24/7
  • Inspection and damage assessment
  • Water removal and water extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification services
  • Cleaning and repair
  • Odor removal
  • Restoration

If you find yourself dealing with water damage, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder wants to help. No matter what your water emergency may be, our highly trained technicians are available 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore water damage for CU-Boulder, CU-Boulder area business owners and residents alike. Call us today at 303-494-2000 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your water emergencies “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Building Need Cleaning?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Photo of A Precious Child's Warehouse in Broomfield, CO Collaboration is what it's all about.

Does your Boulder area commercial facility need a cleaning? 

Has it been affected by a water loss from a frozen pipe bursting?  Fire damage?  Storm damage?  Do you see mold growing??  Is your building older and are you concerned about asbestos?  

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder can handle ALL of these types of situations in commercial buildings.  It’s what we do; what we specialize in complete restoration.  SERVPRO of Greater Boulder will make your space look “Like it never even happened.”  Not only are we equipped to mitigate, decontaminate and restore, we also have a full construction division which allows us to do a complete “put back” and, should you ever be interested, a full remodel.  

Call us whenever your commercial establishment experiences any kind of emergency loss, needs a deep clean or when you're sitting back observing a need for a facelift.  We’ll take good care of you!  Read this post from our friends at A Precious Child: 

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is Here to Help® in Devil’s Thumb

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

soapy water on a blue background SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is Here To Help when property damage strikes.

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder provides essential services to Devil’s Thumb, and we want to help other essential services keep their employees and customers safe.

We provide remediation of fire, storm, and water damage, as well as mitigation of biohazards such as mold, and viruses like COVID-19.

Call us at (303) 494-2000 or reach us online for a thorough cleaning and disinfection. SERVPRO of Greater Boulder has the training, equipment, and the hospital-grade products that meet standards set by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder recommends these sites:

Remember that we are Here to Help®

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROgreaterboulder.com/

Where There’s Water Damage in Boulder, There’s Probably Mold

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

The ceiling of an office is torn back to reveal water damage and microbial growths. We are on call 24 hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies in University of Colorado.

Water Damage Can Hide and Cause Mold to Grow Unseen

You never know what kind of damage you’ll find overhead until you notice signs of water damage and open up the ceiling. Not only can water damage repairs become costly if left untouched, they can also become breeding grounds for mold and microbial growths. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants the residents of University of Colorado to know that we have years of experience dealing with water damage and mold remediation and we are Here to Help. ®

Six Step Process

From the moment you call us, we will ask a series of questions to determine the extent of the damage and will be on site within fours hours with a team of professionals and the specialty equipment required to address your damage. Here is the process we use for most water damage emergencies:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today

When you have a water damage or mold emergency, SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants to help.  Our team is specialty trained to provide the highest level of commercial water damage cleanup and restoration. Call us today at 303-494-2000. We’ll clean and restore your home or business in University of Colorado “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder is Here to Help® Businesses Get Back to Business

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

A neon-style food sign is lit showing a restaurant open for business. We’ll deep clean your business and get you ready to reopen your doors!

This Pandemic Won’t Last Forever

This global pandemic crisis caused by COVID-19 has taken away many of the social activities that we as Americans enjoy, but it will not last forever. When businesses reopen, people will be ready to socialize, dine, and enjoy all the activities that they used to. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants to help Boulder businesses get back to business. We have years of experience cleaning biological contaminants and viruses similar to COVID-19 and we use EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning products.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

We follow the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and adhere to their strict protocols for cleaning and disinfecting both porous and nonporous surfaces. The CDC recommends the routine cleaning of all high-touch surfaces including:

  • Tables
  • Handles
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Countertops
  • Desks
  • Keyboards
  • Bathroom fixtures
  • Common areas

SERVPRO Technicians are Uniquely Prepared

Our highly trained professionals are required to undergo rigorous initial and ongoing specialty cleaning training and we are uniquely positioned to respond to any biological cleaning need. When you are ready to get back to business, SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants to help.  Our team is specialty trained to provide the highest level of commercial cleaning and restoration services. Call us today at 303-494-2000. We’ll clean and restore your business in Boulder “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder is Independently Owned and Operated.

We Respond to Commercial Property Damage Emergencies in Boulder Day or Night

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

A hotel hallway is shown with numerous doors to rooms. No job is too large in Ara.

Damage to your business can occur at any time. Broken hot water heaters, faulty wiring or worn appliances, cracks in water or sewage pipes, or storms and other severe weather can disrupt business when you least expect it. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants Ara business owners to know that we are leaders in fire and water cleanup and restoration and are available day or night to respond and begin the process of returning your business to preloss condition in most cases. We offer a variety of commercial services to and have the training and experience to restore your property “Like it never even happened.” Here are the services we offer:

When you need help getting your business back on track due to water or fire damage, our team is ready to provide cleanup and restoration services to your business or home. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder is Here to Help®. Our team of highly trained professionals are on call 24 hours a day every day. Call us today at 303-494-2000. We’ll take care of your commercial damage in Ara “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO Restores Commercial Damage to Businesses in Boulder

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

A sparkling clean stainless-steel commercial kitchen is shown. We’ll clean and restore your business in the University of Colorado area “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder offers many commercial specialty cleaning services to businesses in the University of Colorado area? Restaurants, sports clubs, schools, public buildings, apartment common areas and retail stores can all benefit from our specialty cleaning services, giving you more time to focus on your customers, clients and students. When odor, grime, mold, or moisture challenges go beyond the routine duties of your janitorial staff, we can help. We can also help with our biohazard cleanup services when decontamination of a home or business is needed due to a trauma, a sewage backup, a chemical spill or for another reason. Specialty cleaning services we offer are:

No matter what type of specialty cleaning service your home or business may need, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder wants to help. Our highly trained technicians are available 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore damage for University of Colorado area business owners and residents alike. Call us today at 303-494-2000 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of damage to your commercial business and make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

Sewage Cleanup Services for Boulder

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

An image of sewage spilling out of pipes in an industrial plant. We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations.

Sewage leaks and biohazards can occur at any time. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants the commercial and residential property owners in Boulder to know that sewage spills in commercial buildings and residential properties should be considered an emergency; since the water may contain viruses, bacteria and other microbes that can cause serious illnesses. When a sewage backup occurs, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is ready to provide cleanup services to remove the sewage, contaminants, moisture and clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure and contents. We also offer these biohazard cleanup services that we hope are not necessary but sadly, often are:

  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide cleanup
  • Homicide cleanup
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup

If you find yourself dealing with a sewage spill, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder wants to help. No matter what your emergency may be, we will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the protective gear and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore  your Boulder property. Call us today at 303-494-2000 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your sewer and biohazard emergencies “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

Rainbow after the storm

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trailers outside with rainbow above it. We can help you find the rainbow after the storm.

When a storm rolls into town the damage it can leave is extensive. Your home or office property can be left with a hole in the roof letting in rain and snow. Our team at SERVPRO of Greater Boulder has the knowledge, experience, and training to help you see the rainbow after the storm. 

Our teams come out to your property, assess what is damaged, document everything along the process through photos and paperwork. It is crucial for the insurance process that everything is documented and that your insurance company is kept in the loop every step of the way. 

If your home or office suffers from property damage we are Here To Help you make it "Like it never even happened." Give us a call 24/7, 365 we are just a phone call away. 

Put help in your hand with our Free ERP App.

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

Green background with SERVPRO vehicles and technicians, iPad with SERVPRO ERP app loaded on it. SERVPRO ERP app is Here To Help.

Your business needs to be able to serve your clients and customers. Its why you went into business and why you do what you do. So if your property suffers from property damage from a fire suppression system break or pipe rupture. Or even a fire in the building your business comes to a standstill and a complete stop. 

SERVPRO offers a FREE Emergency Ready Profile App to help you and your team prepare for a property disaster. When setting up the app and your profile for your building or buildings, it walks you through documenting important information like where the water shut off is, where the gas shutoff is if there is gas in the building. If a disaster occurs its important that everyone on your team knows what to do and who to call when disaster strikes. 

Fire sprinkler break in commercial building in Boulder

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

commercial hallway with SERVPRO logo SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is ready 24/7, 365 to help when commercial water damage strikes.

Fire sprinklers are an important part of safety procedures in any building and incredibly important in commercial buildings, like hotels and multi-unit dwellings like apartments, condos and university residence halls. In just a few minutes hundreds of gallons of water pour out across the floors and then quickly run down to lower floors as the water and damage flow down. In just a short amount of time, your property can be facing the possibility of having to close down or have limited access for residents or customers in addition to thousands of dollars of damage for cleanup, restoration, and restoration. 

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder has helped customers with large water damages in the area for many years and have teams of trained, experienced and knowledgeable to help you make it "Like it never even happened."  

Tips for Staying Safe During a Storm in Boulder

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Lightning hitting a tall office building. Stay away from windows during a lightning storm.

A few common safety rules and precautions suggests that the public should generally try to stay inside of a safe area or building when a lightning storm or thunderstorm occurs. There are many commercial buildings in Boulder. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants to share the following safety tips for staying safe during a thunderstorm while inside of a commercial building:

  • Unplug appliances if possible
  • Pay attention to all alerts and warnings, as a thunderstorm can develop into a tornado if powerful enough
  • Avoid running water if possible since electricity can travel through plumbing
  • Stay away from all windows or glass walls, especially during a lightning storm

Although the weather can be predicted, it can also change in an instant without much warning. If a thunderstorm does happen to turn into tornado weather in Boulder, consider the following tips:

  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck in the event of flying debris or shattered windows
  • Do not leave the safe area until the local alerting system says it is safe to do so
  • If the commercial building has a basement or storm cellar, head there immediately

Remember, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is here to help. Our trained team members will show up ready to go to begin the cleanup and restoration process after a thunderstorm, lightning storm and even a tornado. If you experience water damage, fire damage, or mold damage from a storm, we are Here to Help.

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

Link: https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

Commercial Lighting Equipment Safety Information for Ara

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon of man sitting at a desk with an office light catching fire. Office lighting is the second most common cause of commercial fires – Stay safe in Ara.

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants to share the following information about commercial fires and how safety equipment helps to lessen the damage and can assist in preventing any bodily injury. According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), one of the most common causes of commercial fires is electrical and lighting equipment. This type of fire is not easily predicted, as the lighting equipment can look totally fine on the outside in your Ara business.

Tips and Information:

  • If there is a lot of smoke inside the building, cover your mouth and nose and do your best to not inhale any of it
  • Building sprinklers should be examined and tested every 5 years
  • There should always be a fire extinguisher in reach inside of a commercial building and they must be checked annually to ensure they are in working order
  • If an office building is on fire, exit the building immediately and do not try to fight the fire yourself
  • Wet pipe sprinklers installed in the ceilings of commercial buildings are very effective in helping to fight the fire(s)

In the unfortunate event that a commercial building in Ara does catch fire, rest assured that SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is prepared to help clean up any fire damage the building/area has sustained.

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

Link: https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/Building-and-Life-Safety/US-Structure-in-Office-Properties