Disaster Restoration

Understanding Interstate’s Portfolio Approach: Questions and Answers

POSTED ON: October 29, 2019
For large companies with numerous locations, recovering from natural disasters can involve massive headaches. After all, with any large-scale event, there are a host of challenges and inefficiencies associated with lining up and dealing with different disaster restoration vendors, as well as your in... Read More

Why a Business Impact Analysis is Important

POSTED ON: October 22, 2019
As you may know, Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is a tool used by senior management to analyze business functions and assess the risks of disasters on an organization. If performed before a crisis, a BIA will help support a smoother recovery should the unexpected event occur. One of the goals of a B... Read More

The Efficiency Model Demo: Why proactive beats reactive every time

POSTED ON: October 8, 2019
At Interstate we know the importance of strong partnerships. Our latest demo showcases the importance of what this means to us and how we incorporate this thinking into every relationship we build with a client…long before a disaster strikes. Learn more about how we apply a portfolio approach... Read More

After the Smoke Clears: A Look at the Fire Recovery Process

POSTED ON: September 23, 2019
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 th... 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

Hail Alert: You May Have Much More Than a Roof Problem

POSTED ON: April 8, 2019
Although hail storms can hit any time of year, they’re typically more frequent during spring and summer months. You may remember the Denver hail storm in 2017 where hail, ranging in size from pebbles to baseballs, rolled through the Denver metro area, extensively damaging building roofs and exteri... Read More

Three Quick Tips for Preventing and Evaluating the Effects of Frozen Pipes

POSTED ON: February 4, 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 bur... Read More

The High Costs of Ignoring Proper Drying Protocols

POSTED ON: October 31, 2018
You are probably familiar with the expression “what you see is what you get” or the associated WYSIWYG abbreviation. Although people use the phrase in a lot of different ways, the basic idea is that there is little to no difference between what is visible to you and the underlying reality of wha... Read More

Preventing Document Damage Nightmares

POSTED ON: October 25, 2018
If you’ve never experienced a paper-related disaster, you’d be surprised how fast things can go off the rails in document storage areas. And schools, government offices, law firms, medical offices and other business and facilities that deal with a lot of paper are all at risk. It only takes an e... Read More

Hurricane Safety: What to Do to Protect Your Business Before and After an Event

POSTED ON: October 11, 2018
For businesses in regions that can be impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms, there are few things more agonizing to deal with than a major hurricane warning. In addition to your normal day-to-day business tasks, keeping an eye on trajectory and intensity of a storm can put you on an emotional r... Read More