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09/26/2016
Mercy Housing, a national nonprofit working to build affordable, service-enriched housing for families, seniors, and people with special needs held their Live in Hope Breakfast this past week at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The Live in Hope Breakfast is a fundraising event to specifically benefit Mercy Housing’s Resident Services programming, “designed to help people living in Mercy Housing communities achieve their full potential through health and wellness,...
09/19/2016
It was a beautiful day with an even more beautiful contribution. Interstate Restoration’s 12th annual charity golf tournament raised $22,500 to benefit Mercy Housing, an affordable housing non-profit that serves thousands of Coloradans with low incomes by providing them with affordable homes and services designed to help them live to their full potential. This donation will help provide safe, decent, homes and resident services to the families, veterans, seniors and people with special...
09/12/2016
Quickly addressing water damage can be crucial to recovery. Interstate has created a series of four how-to videos that quickly run-through common scenarios to address water damage. Not only will you be able to watch the effects of water damage to drywall, but you will also learn how to mitigate damage to preserve the structural integrity of your building. Watch the videos below:  Witness water damage to drywall through wicking demonstration Find out how to make flood cuts when...
09/06/2016
How has your year been so far? Hopefully your business hasn’t been impacted by any of this year’s historic weather events, blindsiding communities and businesses across the country.1 So far in 2016, many parts of the country have already seen record flooding, heatwaves, snowstorms, and destructive wildfires.  The transition from August to September has been particularly dramatic. In August, unprecedented rainstorms and flooding hit Louisiana, leading to the nation’s...
09/01/2016
Hail can happen anytime during the year and it is no secret a major hail storm can do all kinds of damage to commercial or residential buildings in a matter of minutes. Understanding the types of damage hail can cause and the insurance claims process are essential to fully recovering from a big storm. Check out these interesting facts about hail below, along with a few tips for helping determine if you should file an insurance claim....
08/22/2016
The flooding in Louisiana over the period from August 10 - 17 was absolutely devastating. The total damage caused by this flooding is likely to approach levels generated by some recent United States landfalling hurricanes. Recent media reports indicate that over 40,000 homes have been either damaged or destroyed, and over 20,000 people have been rescued by local emergency responders, as well as the Coast Guard. At this point, 20 parishes have been declared disaster areas by President Obama, but...
08/15/2016
When it comes to writing a good disaster recovery plan (DRP), knowledge is power. After all, key steps in the recovery process will inform what’s possible in terms of restoring part or all of your business operations as soon as possible. That’s why we want to give you an insider’s look into the fire recovery process. As with most types of disasters, the damages from a fire may vary widely, depending on building- and situation-specific considerations. Yet in many cases,...
08/08/2016
Flooding. Storm damage. A fire. Even good planners don’t always have a strategy for responding to a natural or manmade disaster. But if you’ve just experienced any type of business disaster, you need to restore normal operations as fast as possible. So after calling 911 or other emergency response services, what should you do? Here are five tips for helping to speed your recovery: 1) Make sure employees and customers are safe After any event that puts peoples’ lives in...
08/01/2016
Do you know if your insurance covers rain-related water damage? If not, there’s no time like the present to find out, even if you’re not in a flood plain. Why? Like Maryland, many areas throughout the U.S. have seen above-average rainfall over the last year. And with summer still going strong, more severe weather may continue to make headlines across parts of the country in coming months. And the fact is that most types of insurance policies don’t cover common rain-...
07/25/2016
Do you have a sense that there’s been more hail than normal in recent years? Depending on where you live, you may be right. It turns out that the frequency and intensity of hail storms has been rising, as have the costs to business owners and insurance companies.1 In fact, in the last six years alone, the severity averages for claims have jumped a whopping 65%.2 For businesses, property management companies and homeowners’ associations (HOAs), fully and properly addressing the...