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02/11/2019
It’s Earthquake Awareness Month and now is the time to get prepared. Take the time to view the infographic below to discover some “Ground-Shaking U.S. Earthquake Facts” and learn about the actions businesses can take before an earthquake to prevent costly property damage.
02/04/2019
The Polar Vortex affected much of the Midwest last week and we've been busy mobilizing staff and equipment to meet the demand for restoration services as more burst pipes are expected during this week’s thaw.  Our Detroit, Michigan team is especially busy from service calls as a result of burst sprinkler systems, fresh water pipes, and water lines connected to chillers or freezers. “We’ve deployed hundreds to respond to the more than 40 calls from schools,...
01/28/2019
When temperatures are at their coldest, the last thing you want to deal with is water damage from a frozen pipe. Yet the wintry mix of cold and freezing temperatures and powerful storms means that frozen pipes and flooding are very real possibilities. Check out our vlog below and see what our top five tips are for preventing frozen pipes this winter.
01/21/2019
When your business experiences a disaster, recovery time and costs can add up fast. Between insurance company practices, restoration provider processes and your own internal procedures, there is a lot that needs to happen after a disaster. The high probability for disconnects (think surprise change orders, erratic communications, and lengthy claims cycles, to name a few) can lead to all kinds of headaches in the claims process, including frequent delays and escalating costs. That’s why...
01/14/2019
Access Spanish Version (Acceso en Español) The slightly above-average 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on November 30, but initial outlooks have already been issued for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The season officially starts on June 1. The Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP) at Colorado State University will release its first full forecast on Thursday, April 4. They recently produced a preliminary discussion where they evaluated the likelihood of several...
01/07/2019
When winter temperatures are at their coldest, the last thing you want to deal with is water damage or roof damage—or both. Yet the wintery mix of cold and freezing temperatures and powerful storms means that frozen pipes as well as flooding, or even a compromised roof, are very real possibilities. We speak from experience because the most frequent calls we receive in the winter are usually about these three types of disasters. That’s why this week, we wanted to highlight a few...
01/02/2019
As the calendar ticks over to a new year, we hope you’ve had a relaxing and happy holiday season. And whether or not you typically make New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to challenge you to try something slightly different this year; make a resolution that will prepare your business for a disaster should the worst happen in 2019. Understand Your Biggest Risks, Start Planning Now If you are in a region that could be hit by flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, earthquakes or...
12/17/2018
2018 marked some exciting changes for Interstate and we can't wait to see what 2019 has in store. We thank you for being such an integral part of our 20th anniversary year and wish you the merriest of holiday seasons! 
12/03/2018
Do you know how to safeguard your business from common cold weather issues? This week we are sharing our top five tips for protecting your property as we start to see cold weather and snowy forecasts throughout many areas of the country. Remember to also check out the quick links at the bottom of this article for even more cold weather tips! 
11/26/2018
If your business is in an area like Dallas where you get occasional freezes during otherwise mild winters, here’s an important fact: Upwards of 90% of the calls Interstate receives are related to frozen and broken pipes. Surprising isn’t it? But, the culprits for frozen pipes can vary. For example, we regularly see the following scenarios: Frozen freshwater supply lines Frozen pipes running to commercial chillers or freezers Frozen pipes in air-conditioning systems...