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Help protect your property by requiring renter's insurance.
Requiring a tenant to have renter’s insurance is a smart move for any property owner. Here are a few of the benefits of requiring it of all tenants:
- Mitigate the Threat of Lawsuits
The primary reason for requiring tenants to carry renter’s insurance is to lessen the property owner’s chance of being sued. If an uninsured tenant’s belongings are damaged, they may try to sue the owner for reimbursement.
- Reduce Your Responsibility
The landlord’s obligation to relocate a tenant if the leased space becomes uninhabitable varies depending on the specific terms of each lease. Tenants with renter’s insurance do not have the rely on the landlord’s largess for relocation as that is the tenant’s insurance carrier’s obligation.
- Weed Out Questionable Tenants
Prospective tenants who balk at required renter’s insurance are likely tenants you’d rather not have. Renter’s insurance is one the least expensive types of insurance available. If this expense is difficult for them to bear, there may be undisclosed financial concerns.
- Cover Your Deductible
If a tenant inadvertently causes a fire or other catastrophic damages to your building your insurance policy will may cover the repair costs. However, you will be responsible for the deductible, which can be a substantial amount of money. A properly insured tenant’s policy should cover the deductible thereby lessening your risk
- Annual Check Ups
With each year’s lease renewal, be certain to require proof of insurance. Some tenants may allow conditional policies to lapse once they have moved in. Cancelling or allowing a policy to lapse should be grounds to terminate the lease agreement.
SERVPRO offers packing and storing of commercial and residential furniture during cleaning and restoration.
When disaster strikes your home or business you will very likely need to have your belongings packed and stored while remediation and cleaning are performed. Removing items from the affected areas allows us to work more quickly without risk to your possessions.
Using a proprietary inventory control program, SERVPRO of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights SE carefully inventories all your items, categorizing them as salvageable or unsalvageable. Salvageable items are inventoried, boxed and brought to our facility for cleaning, deodorization and, if needed, disinfection. These items are then stored in our climate control facility until the property own is ready to receive them. Unsalvageable items are itemized and photographed for your insurance claim. Disposal of these items is at the directive of the assigned insurance adjuster.
Emergency Water Tips
Even a small water leak can be a big problem in your commercial building
Water Damage Tips
Unwanted and uncontrolled water is always upsetting. If you encounter water damage on your commercial or residential property, here are a few steps you can take to help mitigate damages.
- Shut off the water source if possible
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
- Lift and prop up wet upholstery cushions
- Put wooden block or aluminum foil under furniture legs to prevent water absorption
- Remove rugs from wet carpet
- Hang furs and leather goods at room temperature with space between each item
- Never use a regular vacuum to remove water
- Do not turn on ceiling fixtures is the ceiling is wet
- Stay out of areas where the ceiling is sagging with retained water
- Do not leave books, magazines or any colored items on wet carpets
SERVPRO of Dearborn provides 24/7 response to water damage. We provide water mitigation services to client throughout the Detroit Metro area. Our water damage services include:
- Emergency response to reduce loss severity
- Specialized drying and dehumidifying techniques
- Structural restoration services
- Content cleaning, pack out and storage
Commercial Cleanup Services
Our fleet arrives at a hotel fire in Metro Detroit.
Commercial Property Damage
Property damage can happen anywhere. Fires, floods, storm damage, or other types of damage can impact businesses and commercial property just as they effect homes. SERVPRO of Dearborn regularly responds to water and fire damage in commercial buildings and businesses of all sizes. When commercial buildings experience damage, it is imperative to get the situation corrected immediately before it starts affecting the bottom line. Even a minor business interruption can have a large impact on production, employees and the local economy. SERVPRO of Dearborn will get you back to business quickly.
We are experienced in commercial projects in the Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and the surrounding metro Detroit area including:
- Schools and Universities
- Medical and Assisted Living Facilities
- Manufacturing Operations and Warehouses
- Hotel and Banquet Facilities
- Commercial Office Buildings
- Houses of Worship
- Municipal Buildings
About SERVPRO of Dearborn
SERVPRO® of Dearborn provides 24-hour disaster mitigation and cleanup service to Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Melvindale and the greater Metro Detroit area. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, biohazard and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457
Our equipment staging area for a nearly 3,000 square foot commercial kitchen in Dearborn, Michigan.
SERVPRO of Dearborn provides an array of services to many commercial buildings like schools, churches, and retail spaces in the Metro Detroit area. In commercial kitchens, special care is taken to keep the food prep areas clean and sanitary. Our highly trained crew uses specialized equipment and food safe products to clean and sanitize restaurant kitchens and ventilation systems. We also provide services to keep the customer facing areas clean.
A high volume kitchen with years of build up is hazardous for both employees and customers. Of special concern are commercial kitchens with multiple fryers or small kitchens where staff works in close quarters. Even with proper ventilation systems, grease builds up over time posing safety and health risks. We professionally clean commercial kitchens in order to lower and prevent:
- Risk of Fire
- Unpleasant Odors
- Vermin and Pest Infestation
- Environmental Concerns
- Plumbing Issues
- Employee Injury and Illness
- Lowered Food Quality
Keeping commercial kitchens safe and sanitary is a top priority for restaurant managers and owners. SERVPRO of Dearborn is proud to help keep Dearborn area restaurants clean and open for business. Call us today to have your commercial kitchen assessed! 313-359-4357
Emergency Ready Profile Will Help in a Disaster
Photo property and courtesy of Ian Kushnir; Doubledeuce Fireimages; Dearborn, Michigan.
Up to 50 percent of businesses that suffer a disaster may never reopen. Of those that do survive, the majority had an emergency readiness plan in place before disaster strikes. SERVPRO of Dearborn offers Emergency READY Profile to help prepare your business for the unthinkable.
The ERP offers:
• A no cost assessment of your facility
• A concise profile of critical information needed in the event of an emergency
• A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
• Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin
• Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information
Preparation is key to minimizing disasters. Whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood, having a plan can minimize the time your business is closed and get you back to work after a disaster.
SERVPRO® of Dearborn provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, soot, smoke, wind and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457
Water in Commercial Buildings
SERVPRO of Dearborn has specialized equipment for commercial buildings
Work Place Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO
Water damage in commercial buildings is a surprisingly frequent occurrence. Some of the most common causes of water damage to commercial buildings are as follows:
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Sprinkler systems work in concert with fire protection systems. While sprinklers are crucial during a fire emergency, they can also cause significant flood damage if they malfunction.
2. Damaged appliances and equipment
If your business has any type of equipment which uses water, you may be at risk for water damage. When appliances fails, water will travel unimpeded around your building. If this happens outside your regular business hours, you could have a substantial amount of water by the time you reopen.
3. Broken pipes and plumbing
Plumbing in a commercial building is used far more frequently than residential systems. This extra stress can cause the system to fail much sooner than private systems.
4. Backed up sewer lines
Commercial sewer line are susceptible to back ups just like residential lines. Should the sewer line to your building back up, realize there are potential dangers in the water coming into your space. Regardless of the color and clarity of the water, any water coming through the sewer line is dirty and is a biohazard.
SERVPRO of Dearborn has specially trained staff and industrial equipment to clean, sanitizer and deodorize any water damage in your commercial building of any size. We are always here to help.
About SERVPRO of Dearborn
SERVPRO® of Dearborn provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from water, flood, wind, storm, fire and smoke damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457
Flooding in a Commercial building
Hotels are just one examples of business which cannot close even during an emergency.
Trust SERVPRO of Dearborn to Get Your Business Open After Flooding
A water loss in a commercial building cannot wait for clean up. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Dearborn has the equipment, training and experience to eliminate the effects of any plumbing failure and keep the doors open.
Commercial carpets are typically much easier to dry that residential carpet as they do not have a pad underneath and rest on a concrete floor. Also the service areas tend to be larger and more accessible. These factors make drying less complicated than a residential water loss. Although each case is unique, the typical process is as follows...
SERVPRO of Dearborn technicians use extraction wands to remove water from the floor. Depending on the size of the area, we use either hand-held wands, similar to wet/dry vacuum found in most home workshops or a much larger device a team member stands on to drive across the room. We can extract several large rooms in just a matter of hours.
Technicians then set up dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air. They also strategically place units to draw out water absorbed into the walls. Each of our machines can remove over 25 gallons per day.
To aid the dehumidifiers, we set up fans to draw in warm, dry air replacing the cold, damp air. To dry the structure, technicians install air movers which blow heated air into walls and ceilings to expedite drying.
Flooding does not mean shutting down a business for weeks or even days. SERVPRO of Dearborn can help you reopen your doors quickly. If you need our services, call today at (313) 359-4357.
Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges
Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges
Flooding and water damages at Dearborn commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a 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 while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal, environmental and budgetary concerns while striving to fully restore damage. 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 Dearborn
SERVPRO of Dearborn 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.