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Residential -vs- Commercial

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

There is a clear difference between residential and commercial properties. There are also a few important differentiators that might not be as obvious, but are important, especially when it comes to handling the property when it comes to damage and loss.

Residential buildings are living spaces. These buildings include:

  • Single-Family Home
  • Condominium
  • Townhouse
  • Co-op
  • Multi-Family Home

Adversely, commercial buildings fall into the following categories:

  • 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

Knowing the types of residential and commercial buildings makes it easier to understand the way they are insured as well.

When insuring a home:

  • the named insured will be an individual or a married couple
  • agents are typically looking to cover homes and their contents
  • primarily premises liability exposure

Whereas with commercial insurance

  • entities like sole proprietor, partnership, limited liability corporation, corporation, etc. could be listed as the named insured; and depending on ownership structure, there may be multiple on a single policy
  • Property coverage for commercial consumers can cover a myriad of different building types and contents such as inventory, furniture, property of the business’ customers, and/or machinery.
  • four different liability exposures - premises, operations, products, and completed operations

With all of these differences, it’s hard to believe that there would be any similarities between residential and commercial properties. However, those similarities appear in the types of damages and losses that can be handled by SERVPRO® for the properties and the contents they hold.

For both residential and commercial properties SERVPRO® can assist with cleaning and restoration from:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism
  • Commercial and Residential Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial and Residential Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial and Residential Mold Remediation
  • Commercial and Residential Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

The fact is, even though there are so many differences between residential and commercial space, there is a company out there who is “Here to Help”® with either property type.

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You can always contact SERVPRO® of Peoria for your cleaning and restoration needs. 309-637-7300

Commercial Specialty Cleaning

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

When you own and/or operate a business, you put excessive amounts of effort into making sure that the building is clean. You do this not only to make sure that the place is presentable, but also to make sure that your employees and your clients are taken care of as well. Having a daily or weekly cleaning crew come in to clean the things that more frequently need cleaning (vacuuming, toilets, dusting, etc.) is important. However, there are other things that require a different type of professional with a different set of skills. SERVPRO® has professionals that can help with that kind of cleaning.

Whether it is a restaurant, apartment complex, a mom-and-pop shop, or any other businesses, there are certain extra measures that need to be taken to keep everything in working order. Air vents need to be cleaned out to prevent issues with air quality and prevent fire and mold issues. It is important to get a professional in to check everything out, because they will be able to spot any issues that an untrained eye might miss. These professionals will also be able to identify any issues with mold in walls and carpets. Annual maintenance is the best way to keep your business in good shape and avoid any problems with the air or cleanliness of the business.

Commercial cleaning with SERVPRO® doesn’t only include annual cleaning. Commercial cleaning also takes care of any damages that come from storm, fire, water, and other damages that can harm a business. When unexpected circumstances affect a business, it is important to get a team of people who know what their doing in to help as soon as possible. The success and stability of a business after damage occurs depends on the speed at which the cleaning and restoration process begins.

If your business is in need of professional cleaning, reach out to SERVPRO® of Peoria at 309-637-7300. We are, “Here to Help®”.

New Year Resolution: Set-Up Business ERP

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

The new year is coming. While everyone is making their resolutions to work out more or to spend less money, as a business owner, you can make a resolution that could actually help beyond the first month of the year.

SERVPRO offers businesses free Emergency Ready Profiles (ERPs). If you haven’t heard about these profiles yet, it's important to know that they contain:

  • An emergency action checklist
  • Utility contact & shut off
  • Property overview
  • Primary contacts
  • Insurance information

Having all of this information in one place makes it possible to act more quickly in a crisis situation. The faster you respond to any damage situation, the more likely it is that the loss with be smaller. Not to mention that the cost to clean or restore what was lost will likely be lower as well.

50% of businesses that shut down after damages and loss will not end up opening their doors again. The businesses that do reopen usually do because they had some sort of preparedness plan. We at SERVPRO are offering to build your business a plan for no cost to you. We are in the business of making sure that people are ready for whatever might come their way.

That being said, make your 2019 resolution one that will count. Get prepared with a SERVPRO ERP.

If you do experience damages in this or the new year, be sure to contact SERVPRO of Peoria at (309)637-7300

Does Your Peoria Business Have An ERP On File?

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Does Your Peoria Business Have An ERP On File? ERP's can be a business saver!

Where is the shut-off valve? Where are the breaker boxes and control panels? What do we do first?

These are just some of the questions that you could be left asking and NOT knowing the answers to if there is a sudden emergency at your commercial office building.

SERVPRO has a program called ERP. That stands for Emergency Ready Profile and here are 4 quick benefits some of the benefits to setting one up for your commercial space:

  1. It is FREE. This means there is no need to stress about cost, giving you a great value at no financial requirement.
  2. All of your emergency information in one easy to read document. It will only take a small fraction of time to complete and will not require you to leave your current projects.
  3. A follow-up guide to get you back on track after a disaster. This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  4. It provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

To learn more about having SERVPRO setup the ERP for your commercial business call us now, (309) 637-7300.

Carpet Cleaning In Peoria

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Carpet Cleaning In Peoria Clean Carpet Makes A Great First Impression!

Even before your sales team greets a customer, they are greeted by the appearance of your business.

Make no mistake about it; first impressions are an important part of the sales process. When the first impression is that of a clean and organized business, it puts your customer at ease, and it makes it easier for them to say yes to your Peoria business!

That’s why regular commercial carpet cleaning is so important. Maintaining your office carpet in pristine condition lets your customers and sales team know that you’ve taken care of all the details, down to the carpet.

A clean carpet is also hygienic. Accumulation of dirt and grime along with pollen and animal dander that is tracked in by foot traffic can make for an unpleasant and allergenic work environment.

Regular carpeting cleaning is also an opportunity for spot-checking for damaged and worn areas in the carpeting, potentially avoiding accidents.

Businesses should aim for focused carpet cleaning about once every quarter for high traffic areas in addition to the twice-yearly deep cleaning of the entire covered area. 

Call SERVPRO to schedule your home or business carpet cleaning today!

Summer Office Declutter Tips In Peoria

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Summer Office Declutter Tips In Peoria Declutter for productivity!

Declutter That Office Now!

Here are a few tips and tricks to help declutter your office.      

Divide Your Workplace Into Zones: Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions. 

Keep Only What You Need At Arm's Length: Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go. Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. 

Create A Daily Paper System: Consider creating hanging files or baskets labeled "To Read", "To Do", and "To File". 

Sort Your Catch-All Drawer: Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands. 

Eliminate Digital Clutter: Digital clutter can be just as stressful as physical clutter. Organize digital files and your e-mail inbox just as you would paper files - with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders. 

Disinfect Regularly: Prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, food stains and fingerprints. Wipe down your desk, phone, keyboard, and monitor once a week with disinfecting wipes.

A clean office leads to more productivity, call us if you need some heavy hitting!

Cleaning And Repair For Educational Buildings In Peoria

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning And Repair For Educational Buildings In Peoria Don't Let Those Dirty Classrooms Get A Failing Grade!

Now that the students have graduated, who is going to deep clean and repair your school?

Disasters at an educational building are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and flexible response.

Whether we’re dealing with a small school campus or an institute of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Our professional team of technicians is trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area.

Our experience in handling educational facilities cleanups has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following educational facilities: K-12 Schools, Colleges & Universities, Dormitories, Private Schools, Libraries, Daycares / Pre-K Facilities

From county school systems to large accredited colleges and universities, SERVPRO works to make your education facility disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Earth Day In Peoria

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Earth Day In Peoria Celebrate By Recycling

Earth Day is on April 22, 2018, this year!

Although the number one strategy to help the world is to practice environmental consciousness every day, a dedicated national observance day to honor the earth comes in a close second.

We here at SERVPRO are constantly cleaning up disasters and damages all over the planet so we would like to take this time to remind you to do something healthy and proactive for the survival of our precious world!

There are always activities in your area that need help and amazing opportunities to volunteer your time and resources.

If you can get out there and plant a tree or take some recycling to the recycle center or even make some sandwiches for the volunteers that are working hard for earth day.

Also, it is a great reminder that you should start to think about the spring cleaning and maintenance of your home so that you do not get stuck with faulty equipment.

If you need our help call us today at (309) 637-7300.

Commercial Cleaning In Peoria

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning In Peoria We Clean Commercially

You do not have the time to worry about the common wear and tear that eventually soils your office.

When grime, odor and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO Professional. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Peoria to make your workspace look it's very best.

SERVPRO will get the job done right and get it done quickly because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits: Award-Winning Training, Nearly 50 Years of Experience and Exclusive Cleaning Products.

Specialty Cleaning Services

We have the specialized training, products, and equipment to get your property back to business.

Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard, Carpet, and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls, Drapes, and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene and Vandalism.

HELPING TO MAKE FIRE AND WATER DAMAGE “Like it never even happened.”

Call us Today: (309) 637-7300

Commercial Cleaning For Peoria Healthcare Facilities

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning For Peoria Healthcare Facilities Cleaning Hospitals Is Serious Business

Here at SERVPRO of Peoria, our professionals are trained in adhering to the highest sanitation standards.

We understand that time is crucial for both your operations and your patients. Our technicians know how to handle regulated medical waste and undergo special training to work in operating rooms and other restricted areas, always adhering to HIPPA regulations.

SERVPRO also coordinates with environmental and infection control teams to monitor progress and make sure that all necessary health certifications are obtained prior to completing any job. Our number one priority is to quickly and safely take full responsibility of your cleanup needs so that you are free to focus on your number one priority: your patients.

Our experience in the healthcare industry has given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following healthcare facilities: Hospitals, Assisted Living Centers, Outpatient Surgical Centers, Electronics and Machine Restoration, Hospice Facilities, Senior Living Facilities, Medical Office Buildings, Document Drying and Restoration

From hospitals and large medical complexes to clinics and trauma centers, SERVPRO of Peoria works to make your healthcare facility disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO now for help today: (309) 637-7300

Graffiti and Vandalism Clean Up

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Graffiti and Vandalism Clean Up Don't let graffiti get ruin your building, SERVPRO can clean it for you.

SERVPRO is recognized as leaders in helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage.

SERVPRO of Peoria also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste.

Here are a few Vandalism Do's and Don'ts:


  • Hose or wash egg or other residue damage from the building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers revealing the ingredients of products used in vandalism or other damage.
  • Record and photograph when possible.


  • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damaged appliances.
  • Discard broken or damaged pieces of porcelain, furniture or other contents that may be used for repair.

For a few more tips and services we provide click here.

If you have experienced vandalism and need it cleaned as soon as possible, call SERVPRO at (309) 637-7300.

We'll make it look "Like it never even happened.®"