Interstate Strengthens Southern California Presence with ASR Property Restoration Acquisition

POSTED ON: July 16, 2019
More resources mean enhanced capabilities and innovation for the region. In southern California the risks of natural disasters, including wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes and tsunamis, are ever-present. And the density of people and world-class businesses in the area creates a tremendous need for t... Read More

Tropical Storm Barry Slowly Churning its Way Towards Louisiana

POSTED ON: July 12, 2019
Tropical Storm Barry formed yesterday morning while drifting slowly westward across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Over the past 24 hours, Barry has slowly strengthened, but as can be seen from the satellite image below (Figure 1), the system is quite asymmetrical. Consequently, while the storm has st... Read More

What Would You do if Your Business Flooded?

POSTED ON: July 2, 2019
Flooding, whether it occurs as a flash or from a slow buildup, is a common occurrence in many parts of the country. If you’re wondering how to prepare your business for a flood, this week’s blog post highlights some key steps you should consider in your flood disaster planning. Flood Pla... Read More

Has anything changed with seasonal hurricane forecasts since the start of the Atlantic hurricane season?

POSTED ON: June 25, 2019
It is now late June, and many different groups have issued seasonal hurricane forecasts for the 2019 season. The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University (CSU) released their most recent outlook on Tuesday, June 4. At that point, they called for a near-average season of 14 named sto... Read More

Getting Organizational Hurricane Preparation on Track: 5 Essentials

POSTED ON: June 17, 2019
When a large business or organization has a location or multiple locations in the path of a hurricane there is a lot at stake. Employee and guest safety. The ability to make sales or support customers. Employee livelihoods. And much more. That’s why it’s so important for large organizations to h... Read More

Make Tracy Dance at NAA!

POSTED ON: June 10, 2019
Our team is headed to NAA Apartmentalize in Denver later this month and we hope to see you there! Stop by our booth (#1122) to meet the newest member of our team, Tracy. That’s right. Tracy’s a robot and she’s excited to share our services while having a little fun along the way. P... Read More

Preparing Your Hospital for an Earthquake: Three Things to Remember

POSTED ON: June 3, 2019
The unpredictability of earthquake timing and size can be a significant challenge to hospital safety administrators and professionals. While the scale and scope of hospital damage in an earthquake is difficult to predict or manage (beyond Seismic building standards), a comprehensive Emergency Manage... Read More

After a Disaster: 10 Steps You Must Take

POSTED ON: May 20, 2019
When you have a rough day at work, it sometimes feels like your world is falling apart. When a disaster hits, parts (or all) of your business and the world around it may literally fall apart. And if you want to minimize the overall impact on ongoing business—and even stay in business for that matt... Read More

Meet David Patrician: Master Restorer x3

POSTED ON: May 14, 2019
David Patrician, vice president of Interstate Restoration’s Document Recovery Division, recently became one of the world’s few technicians certified as a “Triple Master” by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We sat down with David in our Detroit offic... Read More

Water Damage? 3 Things You Need to Know about Drying Out

POSTED ON: May 6, 2019
After your business experiences water damage from a leaky pipe, rainstorm or flood, you naturally want to get things back to normal as soon as possible. If you’re dealing with anything other than a large incursion, you understandably may be considering handling the cleanup and drying yourself to s... Read More