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When to Schedule Mold & Environmental Remediation

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Home should be a haven, but sometimes, mold and other harmful environmental materials find their way inside. Is your indoor air as clean as you think? Here are some signs that you should begin the mold and environmental remediation process. Water damage has occurred: Perhaps you recently cleaned up the mess from a burst pipe, leaky hose, or flood. Lingering… Continue reading

Building Restoration

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Restoring a building after it suffers structural damage can be difficult, even under the best circumstances. Historic building restoration brings even more challenges. If you’re passionate about saving your historic home or business following a destructive fire or flood, use these tips to help ensure a successful project. Preserve the Building’s Character Your historic home or business may have a… Continue reading

Creating a Catastrophe Response Plan

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Catastrophic events can take many forms, from natural disasters to explosions to industrial spills. While ranging widely in scale and scope, a local catastrophe can have far-reaching consequences for businesses in the area. Consider that 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster. Then, 90 percent of those that do reopen fail within a year if… Continue reading

Are YOU Cleaning Correctly?

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Good hygiene has always been important, but with the novel coronavirus making headlines, cleanliness has taken center stage. Are you cleaning your home as well as you should? Follow these guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to clean and disinfect your home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clean, Then Disinfect “Cleaning” means to remove dirt, dust, and… Continue reading

Sewage Backup? Here’s What to Do

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If you discover your sewer system has backed up, you must act fast. Follow these tips to help minimize property damage. Contain the Emergency For stopped-up drains: Attempt to clear the clog yourself. A plunger can be an effective tool for toilets, sinks, and tub or shower drains. A plumbing snake, also known as an auger, can remove stubborn debris… Continue reading

Why COVID-19 Disinfecting is Important

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People throughout North America and the rest of the world are taking precautions against the novel coronavirus. One such precaution is to disinfect your home against COVID-19. Why Should I Disinfect Surfaces? Anytime you return home from work or running errands, it’s possible that you’re bringing coronavirus germs with you. While person-to-person contact poses the greatest risk of transmission, the… Continue reading

If Disaster Strikes Your Apartment Building, What’s Your Plan?

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Many commercial buildings are required to have detailed plans for handling fire and non-fire emergencies. They have designated fire- and life-safety staff, and they must hold fire drills every six months. The requirements for multi-family residential buildings are far less rigorous. The focus here is on informing residents of fire safety tactics in notices posted in common areas, as well… Continue reading

How to Stay Safe During a Thunderstorm

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Compared to tornadoes and hurricanes, thunderstorms may not seem all that serious. However, lightning, hail, and high wind can be plenty dangerous to you and your property. Follow these tips to stay safe when the next thunderstorm strikes. Stay Up-to-Date When the sky starts to turn dark, tune into your local news or radio station for weather updates. If you… Continue reading

Hurricane Safety & Planning

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We are currently in the midst of hurricane season, which runs from June through November. Historically, some of the most devastating storms have hit in late summer, such as Katrina—which impacted Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana in August 2005—and Harvey—which hit Texas and Louisiana in August 2017. This means, if you live in a hurricane-prone area, now is the time to… Continue reading

How to Create a Wildfire Action Plan

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Thousands of wildfires burn across North America every year, destroying homes and businesses with no remorse. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly 45 million homes in the US intermingle with or are on the borders of wildlands, meaning more communities are vulnerable to wildfires than ever before. Prepare a wildfire action plan with your family today to ensure… Continue reading