Frozen Pipe Action Plan: Three Steps to Minimizing Damage and Recovery Time

POSTED ON: November 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 examp... Read More

Could Your Hotel Recover from a Disaster? Download Your Complimentary Planning Template Now

POSTED ON: November 19, 2018
In the hospitality industry, a good disaster recovery plan can make the difference between business survival or shuttered doors after unfortunate events happen. Disaster recovery planning is important not only to protect guests and employees at hotels and resorts during an event, but for ensuring an... Read More

Is your Business Prepared for Winter?

POSTED ON: November 19, 2018
We've written a lot of blogs over the years. Nearly 400 to be exact. So instead of sharing new content this week, we thought we'd compile our favorite blog topics on preparing your business for cold winter weather. The blogs hightlighted in this week's post cover everything from frozen p... Read More

Tips to Prepare Your Commercial and Multifamily Properties for Winter in Mild Climates

POSTED ON: November 12, 2018
In many parts of the country, such as Dallas, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and Seattle, Washington, mild winters are mostly par for the course. But that doesn’t mean that extreme winter weather won’t dramatically impact your city and business at some point. Just think back to Super Bowl 45 in Dallas... 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 Forecasting: What Happens Behind the Scenes

POSTED ON: October 22, 2018
Whether or not you live in an area that could be impacted by tropical storms or hurricanes, you probably follow the forecasts. After all, when storms like Michael, Florence, Irma, Maria and Harvey are tracking toward inhabited areas, the suspense is gripping and the media coverage unavoidable. The... 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

Hurricane Michael — the Good News and the Bad News

POSTED ON: October 9, 2018
After a brief pause in intensification Monday night, Michael is continuing to strengthen in intensity. It's currently a Category 2 hurricane, and all signs point to it intensifying into a Category 3 hurricane by later in the day on Tuesday (10/9). The westerly shear that put a pause on its devel... 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 activ... Read More