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Identify Commercial Property Risks Today, Save Money Tomorrow

Risk is a tricky thing that we humans have trouble thinking rationally about. We overestimate some risks, hesitating to board an airplane yet blithely driving a far more dangerous car to the corner store. We ignore serious risks if we’re excited about fun yet dangerous activities (yes, cave diving[...]

Summer Storm Roof Damage That Commercial Property Owners Frequently Overlook

The wind, hail and heavy rain from summer storms test commercial roofing. “We talk to customers about maintaining a good relationship with their roof – it’s a system that you invested a lot in, rely on heavily and will be with you long-term,” says Leslie Anderson, Vice President of Training[...]

Emergency Commercial Board-Up Services That Protect Against ‘Unrest’ Damages

After straight-line derecho winds passed at midnight, employees arriving in the morning were stunned: windows broken, roof lifted, debris scattered into stores and offices. There was simply no way to do business. But essential work had to start immediately: boarding up to protect the property. [...]

Vacant Commercial Properties Increasingly Susceptible to Nighttime Fires and More

When commercial properties become vacant or “dark”, in real estate parlance, a perfect storm of problems descends. No tenants or customers mean little traffic. No rental income means unlit premises and overgrown landscaping. That neglect begets vandalism, theft, squatters and vermin. Vacant[...]

Learning Best Safety Practises as Retail Stores Reopen

When the pandemic upended life in March, retailers fell into two groups: those that remained open and those that closed suddenly. As “non-essential” retail stores darkened, “essential” mass merchants, home improvement chains, grocers and drugstores took a crash course in safeguarding[...]