Fire & Smoke Damage

The Danger Zone: Reduce Your Risk When Inspecting Damage Following a Disaster

POSTED ON: June 17, 2020
As we celebrate the National Safety Council’s (NSC) National Safety Month, now’s the time to think about ways to put safety first should you need to inspect damage to your building in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster or other catastrophic event. The reality is that employees an... Read More

Wrap up Your Fire Risk This Holiday Season

POSTED ON: December 17, 2019
This time of year, you have a lot to think about in addition to your regular work responsibilities. Since it’s easy to get distracted as you scramble between work and the pending holiday hustle and bustle, we wanted to make sure you don’t forget about fire safety, which is especially important t... 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

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

It’s Fire Prevention Week: Is Your Business Ready?

POSTED ON: October 8, 2018
Despite modern safety measures, devices, and building techniques, fires still present a very real danger for businesses. Every year, upwards of 80,000 workplace fires occur, resulting in thousands of injuries and scores of deaths, so it is vital to keep fire prevention and evacuation strategies acti... Read More

Download Your Quick Guide to Fire Damage

POSTED ON: September 24, 2018
No one can tell you exactly what to expect in a building fire because there are simply too many variables to consider. Recovering quickly (relative to the circumstances) however, requires awareness of the basics of the recovery process, including key insurance considerations, what kind of help you... Read More

Why You Should Expect the Unexpected: Learning from Our Customers’ Disaster Experiences

POSTED ON: January 6, 2017
One of our favorite things about transitioning into a new year is the opportunity to look at our business and life from a fresh perspective. Hopefully you’ve hit the ground running with your new business plan and are able to ingrain habits that will lead to successful resolutions. The very first ... Read More

How Interstate Responds

POSTED ON: October 24, 2016
Fire. Flooding. Storms. Natural Disasters. These events can bring business operations to a screaming halt. Getting a business up and running as quickly as possible is always our goal. How do we do it? Careful preparation and building relationships long before the storm hits. Being “Interstate prep... Read More

Can Your Business Survive a Fire? 4 Essential Questions to Consider.

POSTED ON: October 17, 2016
In businesses and homes alike, fires are an ever-present danger. That’s why in recent months, we’ve highlighted six reasons why fire preparation is critical along with what the post-fire recovery process looks like. If you’ve read the other posts, you know that damage can be caused by more tha... Read More

Six Reasons Fire Preparation Is Critical to Your Business

POSTED ON: July 11, 2016
Unless you’ve experienced a building fire first hand, it can be easy to lose sight of why fire preparation should be a critical ongoing exercise for every business. It’s true that, in many cases, quick responses from fire departments or fire suppression equipment can help to limit destruction ca... Read More