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Prevent Hurricane Damage

How to Prevent Damage After a Hurricane December 29, 2017 – Posted in: Blog

Hurricanes are some of the most vicious natural forces in the world, devastating homes and businesses with heavy rains and winds that exceed 100 miles per hour in most cases. Thankfully, given modern technology, we get some advanced notice when hurricanes are heading our way. There are certain precautions you can take if you live in an area prone to hurricanes, and there are even some precautions you can take in the hours before a…

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Restore Smoke Damaged Electronics

How to Clean Smoke Damaged Electronics December 27, 2017 – Posted in: Blog

When a fire happens at your home or business, the flames and smoke affect almost everything left inside, including computers, appliances and other electronics. While some of these electronics won’t be salvageable after the fire or smoke damage, they often can be if you take the right steps. Can Electronics Be Damaged by Smoke? The simple answer to this question is “yes.” Smoke can damage electronics in several ways: Black Film: Smoke can seep into…

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Hurricane categories and damage

Hurricane Categories and Related Damage November 28, 2017 – Posted in: Blog

Everyone knows hurricanes are among the most powerful storms experienced on earth. We’ve all seen videos of weather forecasters leaning into the wind, and we’ve all seen images of the post-hurricane damage. But what makes a hurricane a hurricane? And how are hurricane categories settled upon? If you’ve ever wondered about hurricanes and their characteristics, here’s a look at hurricane damage by category. Hurricane Categories Explained Hurricanes are categorized using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale,…

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House in need of restoration work

Preparing for Restoration – Posted in: Blog, Industrial

Disaster cleanup is both a challenging and highly rewarding job — if you do it right. It’s tempting to load up the truck and hit the road in the wake of a tornado, hurricane or other natural disaster. You have a unique skillset, and you feel like you can . But, before you go, there are some key considerations to ponder. Here’s a look at what to consider before you travel for restoration work. First…

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How to Prepare for Natural Disasters October 30, 2017 – Posted in: Blog

Natural disasters are part of living on an active planet like ours. Since the start of the 20th century, these disasters have cost more than $7 trillion dollars and claimed more than 8 million lives. It can be hard to predict when and where these disasters will occur, which is why it is important to always be prepared. Here are essentials for how to prepare for a natural disasters. General Planning The way to prepare for…

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How to Dry Wall Cavities & Cabinets After Water Damage

How to Dry Wall Cavities & Cabinets After Water Damage October 10, 2017 – Posted in: Blog, Industrial

Restoring property after water damage involves addressing both visible damage and harder to spot issues, like compromised inner structures. Water damage can be caused by flooding from a natural disaster like a hurricane or by a leak or burst pipe. Water can quietly seep into hidden areas and cause destruction before it is discovered. Almost everything touched by water can be damaged and require some type of restoration work. Water ruins carpets and flooring, walls,…

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tips for checking home after a disaster

Tips for Checking Your Home’s Structural Elements & Utilities After a Disaster October 5, 2017 – Posted in: Blog

Nature’s forces have always challenged humankind; they have caused incalculable damage to structures and properties, as well as contributing to the deaths of millions of people throughout the world. These devastating events come in many forms. Though some areas are less prone to natural disasters, all areas are threatened by some form at one point or another. Americans have been hit hard by monstrous storms, like Hurricanes Katrina and Matthew, that affected millions of people…

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Natural Disasters by Season: Is Your Restoration Company Prepared for Fall? August 28, 2017 – Posted in: Blog, Industrial

Disaster can strike a home or business at any time, and you are ready to clean it up and put the building back the way it was. Restoration work can be extremely rewarding. Your professional services give people peace of mind and them physically and emotionally recover from disasters. To maintain your professionalism and quick response time, you have to be prepared, even when homeowners are not. This means anticipating possible natural disasters before they…

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IICRC Certification - Certification Options and Benefits Guide

IICRC Certification: Certification Options and Benefits Guide August 22, 2017 – Posted in: Blog

What Is the IICRC? The IICRC is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 25 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, UK, Japan, and more. IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. It is a certification program and set of standards to facilitate the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. The idea is to protect not only the interests of consumers, but also professionals in these industries. Many restoration, cleaning, and inspection…

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Document Drying Techniques: Salt Water vs. Fresh Water Damage August 15, 2017 – Posted in: Blog

As a water damage restoration professional, you know that water damage is absolutely devastating, no matter the source. But salt water damage is different than damage caused by fresh water, and it requires different approaches and techniques during the restoration period — including the specialized drying and restoration of documents. If you are dealing with clients who have been affected by damage to a hurricane, tropical storm or another natural disaster, here’s a look at…

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