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  • DCPS OPENS NEW OFFICE IN THE DENVER TECH CENTER

    Expansion Provides Strategic Service Coverage to Customers South of Denver

    Denver, CO – July 29, 2021

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    DCPS South Office in Centennial, CO

     

    Denver Commercial Property Services (“DCPS”) opens new office in the Denver Tech Center (“DTC”).

    This new location brings an additional 8,000 square feet of space with a warehouse, capacity of seating 50 more employees, a one-acre parking lot with available storage for equipment, a 100% renovation and parking lot resurfacing.

    These strategic additions have given DCPS the ability to assist southern-based companies with more services than before. This office houses managers and divisional employees for Asphalt and Concrete, Painting, Waterproofing and Specialty Coatings, and Janitorial sectors of the company.

     

    “We are proud to announce the expansion of our offices into DTC,” said Matt Harmon, co-owner of DCPS. “Having the room for 50 employees and the additional 8,000 square foot increase was a crucial investment for the company,” said Dale Heims, co-owner of DCPS, “We are confident this expansion will not only help our team, but will also provide an even better service to our south Denver customers.”

    The office buildout and expansion were made possible in partnership with Spyder Construction acting as the General Contractor. Spyder provides their customers with insurance restoration, capital improvement, roofing, and construction deficit repair.

    Learn more about Spyder Construction here: https://spydercon.com/

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    About Denver Commercial Property Services

    Denver Commercial Property Services provides commercial property services to 1,100+ clients across Colorado. DCPS leverages unparalleled customer service to be the dominant, one-stop provider of commercial property services in Colorado. 

    The company’s service lines include: Asphalt and Concrete, Waterproofing and Specialty Coatings, Janitorial, Snow Removal, Parking Lot Sweeping, Landscaping, Painting & Construction Services, Interior Plantscapes and Holiday Décor. Each division is independently operated by an industry-leading management team that work together across specialties to provide integrated service solutions to commercial property owners and managers.

     


    MEDIA CONTACT:

    Natalie Clark, Marketing Director
    natalie.clark@denvercps.com


     

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    How To Prepare Your Commercial Landscape For Fall

    Revitalize Mulch and Dethatch

    Mulch is great at protecting landscapes during the high heat of summer and cold chills of winter. Before the temperature plummets, we recommend revitalizing and extending the life of your mulch by turning it over. Use this opportunity to add more mulch as needed to protect your commercial landscape. 

    Another important task to complete at this time is the detaching of your lawn and landscape. Remove all dead roots, grass, stems and branches that may have accumulated on your property during the summer months. Removing this debris will make your property safer and tidy your landscape in preparation for the winter months.

    Protect your Shrubs and Trees

    We advise that you wrap those shrubs and trees that need protection from low temperatures. This task must be done carefully to care for the plants and in time before the first frost of the season. This will prevent damage due to cold temperatures or harm caused by snow removal chemicals that may be used nearby. 

    We also recommend that property managers organize winter watering. Trees are hugely valuable to your property, make sure they are cared for over the winter months with professional winter watering. This is also a fantastic time to plan for trimming and pruning that is best done during the winter months. 

    Plant for Fall & Spring

    The end of the growing season approaches quickly, use it as an opportunity to plant fall annuals such as chrysanthemum. This will add interest to your landscape as we transition into a new season. This will also be a great opportunity to plant bulbs for spring, new shrubs, and trees. 

    Prepare for the Holidays

    While you are working on clearing the debris and planting new bulbs this would be an ideal time to schedule and plan for the installation of your holiday decor. Installing lights and decorations will be easiest before the harsh weather begins, and while installation schedules are still open. When the holidays arrive the only task you’ll have is the flip of a switch. 

    To learn more about our Landscaping services, contact Denver Commercial Property Services today!

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    How to Avoid a Slip and Fall Loss

    Make Snow Removal a Priority 

    As soon as someone sets foot on your property, they are trusting you with their safety. This is why, as a property manager, you must do everything in your power to make your property as safe as possible. In Colorado especially, snow is a major cause of safety-related issues on commercial properties. Making a careful and calculated decision when choosing a snow removal contractor can help you avoid liabilities such as slip and falls.

    Choosing a Snow and Ice Contractor

    When choosing a snow and ice contractor, keep in mind that their role goes beyond just removing snow. These contractors work to mitigate risk as best they can. Unfortunately, with snow and ice comes the potential for slip and falls. Choose a contractor that will take every necessary step to keep your patrons safe from injury, while also keeping you safe from lawsuits.

    At DCPS, we conduct quality control audits during a snowfall, and several days after each snowfall. Our management team diligently looks for hazards, confirms correct snow pile placement, and photographs the property for documentation purposes. Our proactive approach to quality control significantly reduces your exposure to liability on your property.

    Get Ahead of The Snow

    Like most things, preparation is key when it comes to risk management. Using ASCA (Accredited Snow Contractors Association) training as well as industry-standard snow practices, DCPS puts together a comprehensive snow action plan tailored to each site’s needs. By creating an action plan, you can rest assured that when that first snowflake falls, your property is covered.

    Selecting a snow and ice contractor that has a strong emphasis on documentation, continuing education for their management team, and a very detailed quality control/safety inspection process is a must.  It’s very important to ask a contractor you are considering using what their plan will be to mitigate risk for your specific property.  Without a well-thought-out plan and documented hazard inspections to mitigate risk, your property and budget can suffer major consequences if faced with a personal injury claim for both property owner and contractor.

    With current temperatures in the 90’s, snow is probably the last thing on your mind. However, now is the perfect time to plan out your snow removal contract. Give yourself time to find the right contractor and create a maintenance plan that will keep your property as safe as possible.

    To learn more about our snow and ice services, contact Denver Commercial Property Services today!

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    Extra Moisture Promises Beautiful Blossoms and Worrisome Weeds

    Most of Colorado experienced abundant precipitation in March, and high moisture levels in our soil should promote gorgeous blooms on flowering trees and shrubs. Only a late frost before or during blossoming time could spoil the anticipated show. The downside is the unusually high levels of weeds germinating in all that moist earth. Fortunately, at Denver Commercial Property Services, we are gearing up to meet your business and commercial landscaping needs as springtime unfolds.

    Halt Early Weeds and Pests

    More weeds may appear on your property than you’ve seen in years. Prickly lettuce and cheatgrass are winter weeds currently flourishing, so spread pre-emergent herbicides on turfgrass and ornamental borders now.

    Focus on insecticide applications for Ips Engraver Beetles in early April. Keep pine and spruce trees strong and healthy to help with control.

    Undertake Needed Pruning

    Expect your trees and shrubs to exhibit rapid growth and require early pruning to reduce leverage. Our plant specialists at DCPS can also assist with bacterial fire blight problems.

    Watch Degree Days for Effective Broadleaf Control

    Perennial dandelions and other broadleaf weeds require adequate degree days for weed control success. Depending on spring weather, the optimal application time is typically late April or even early May.

    Aerate The Lawn

    Power-raking or de-thatching is never recommended. However, Core aeration is, perhaps, the best cultural practice anyone can do for the health of a lawn. Benefits include relieving compaction, increased oxygen to the roots, and better soil percolation. Cores should be left on the lawn. Aeration also helps reduce the incidence of diseases like Necrotic Ring Spot and Summer Patch. At least one aeration per year is recommended. However, if you want the best results, schedule aeration for both spring and fall.

    Time Ash-Lilac Borer Applications Correctly

    Pheromone traps provide the best indicator of when to begin ash-lilac borer treatments. When adults appear in the traps, usually after the middle of April, it’s time to commence spraying.

    Delay Lawn Seeding and Crabgrass Control

    Since soil temperatures determine grass seed germination, the best time for seeding your commercial landscape is late June. Because pre-emergent herbicide use is vital this year, later seeding provides more success. Likewise, wait for soil warmth of 60 degrees for crabgrass control since this annual weed doesn’t germinate before that.

    Protect Pollinators 

    Refrain from applying insecticides when any plant is in bloom. Active bees may carry the toxic substances back to hives and endanger the health of the colonies.

    Contact Our Experts at DCPS

    Give Denver Commercial Property Services a call today at 720-770-TREE to learn how we can help prepare your commercial landscape for the growing season.

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    Getting Your Pool Deck Ready for Summer

    Good weather is just around the corner, and that means pool season! Your tenants are getting excited. Are you ready? Here are a few things you need to do to keep the area safe and enjoyable for everyone.

    Taking Care of the Pool Deck

    One of the most important things you can do for your pool for the upcoming seasons is to make sure the pool deck is well taken care of. When you ignore the deck, the area turns into a dangerous space for anyone who enters. This often ends with someone getting injured or the city inspectors shutting the pool down completely. There are some potential issues you need to keep an eye on.

    Potential Issues Solutions
    Cracks in the concrete Route and seal
    Failed coating surface Complete removal of existing coating and installation of new, more effective coating
    Heaving, degrading or worn concrete Completely preparing and repairing the issues, then installing an entirely new coating system
    Slippery deck surface Add a new primer and topcoat that includes a non-skid aggregate
    Spalling Patching with concrete and adding polymer-modified overlays
    Worn or damaged sealer Add a new primer, then a non-skid aggregate topcoat

     

    Getting the Professionals on the Job

    Pool deck maintenance can’t be left to just anyone. When the job isn’t completed correctly, you face injuries, fines, and additional repair costs. When you get the right professionals on the job, you can rest assured that the proper products and procedures will be used. Get the job done right the first time with the specialists at Denver Commercial Property Services.

    As you can see, there are solutions for all the issues you face when preparing your pool and pool deck for the upcoming season. Call 720-660-3786 today to get started!

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    Advantages and Disadvantages of Elastomeric Wall Coating

    As a property manager, curb appeal and structural integrity are high priorities. How you choose to maintain your building’s exterior affects both. While it is important that your building looks nice, it means very little if you have to repaint sooner than you should due to peeling, degradation, and water intrusion. This is why you should consider elastomeric wall coatings. Elastomeric coatings will protect your building from the elemental exposure for years to come.

    The Advantages of Elastomeric Wall Coating

    Elastomeric coatings are a high-grade option that can be ten times thicker than paint, but you might not notice the difference visually. This coating offers several advantages, including the following:

    • Watertight
    • Long-lasting
    • More flexible
    • Higher solid content
    • Better warranties

    Elastomeric coatings can work on masonry, concrete, stucco, brick, metal, and other common building materials. It provides a more secure coating that improves weather resistance. With enhanced longevity and material performance warranties, you do not have to worry about repainting every three to five years. Weather changes and structural settling can force paint to stretch, which leads to cracking and peeling. Elastomeric wall coating can not only flex with the building’s changes, but it also has memory to better manage the substantial expansion and contraction our buildings experience in Colorado conditions.

    The Disadvantages of Elastomeric Wall Coating

    For some clients, a major disadvantage to elastomeric wall coating is the initial cost. The higher initial cost comes because of its beneficial aspects over paint, still, it can initially cost up to 25% or more than standard paint. Another disadvantage is that it requires more expertise than your common painter might possess.  Elastomeric is not the right solution for every building, and it requires an expert who understands how to qualify the right application.  We have the expertise it takes to determine your needs and make the appropriate recommendation specific to your property conditions.

    Many of the disadvantages to elastomeric coating come from people attempting to apply it without experience. At Denver Commercial Property Services, we have the correct people, knowledge, and equipment to get the job done right!

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    Landscape Benefits of Winter Pruning

    Many property owners tend to pay less attention to their landscapes during the winter months. Aside from snow removal, they may not think maintenance is essential when the temperatures are cold, and the growth has stopped. On the contrary, winter is actually a great time to prune your trees and shrubs.

    Encouraging New Growth

    Flowering shrubs such as forsythia, lilac, viburnum, and others produce more flowers when the wood is young. As these shrubs age, the wood will stop producing as many flowers, and the branches will get thicker and harder to prune. Pruning during the dormant season by removing up to one-third of the oldest and largest stems (canes) will make room for new, more vigorous growth leading to more flowering in the Spring. Essentially, this helps rejuvenate the plant annually, which extends the amount of time you can enjoy it as part of the landscape.

    Avoiding Disruption

    Removing trees and shrubs from your landscape can often disrupt the soil and the surrounding shrubbery. By scheduling this work during the winter when the ground is harder, the chance of turf damage or causing injury to surrounding plant material is reduced. If the removal of a tree, or the pruning of a shrub, does happen to cause damage to a neighboring plant, corrective pruning to repair the damaged roots or above-ground portions and improves the chance of the damaged plant’s recovery.

    Avoiding Insect Infestations

    Some trees and shrubs are more susceptible to disease & insect damage than others, but many of those insects & spreading diseases slow or completely stop in the Winter. If you take care of pruning during the dormant season, you greatly reduce the amount of pheromone the tree may put out attracting certain insects that could carry diseases or fungi and you’re allowing the pruning cuts to dry out a bit before the pruning wound begins to develop new tissue. Certain diseases can spread during the growing season on flowering & fruiting trees as well, so you run the risk of fireblight, a contagious disease-causing bacterium, or other tree bacterium or nectria canker.

    And don’t forget, all trees & shrubs need supplemental watering during Colorado’s dry Winters, at least once a month, from November to April.

    Getting the Process Started

    Denver Commercial Property Services is committed to ensuring your landscape is beautiful at all times of the year. Invest in winter pruning for your commercial landscape by calling 720-770-TREE.

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