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04/11/2011
Recently Swiss Re’s latest sigma study reveals figures reporting the economic losses from disasters in 2010. Worldwide, man-made and natural disasters cost $218 billion and the Insurance industry $43 billion. The $218 billion figure overshadows $68 billion reported in damages from catastrophes in 2009. Some of the more costly events to hit the world in 2010 were the earthquake in Chile, winter storm Xynthia across Europe and Russia, the floods in Australia, a brutally cold winter across...
03/21/2011
A lot of debate will occur between this week’s announcement of President Obama’s proposed budget, including funding for OSHA, and the start of the new federal fiscal year on Oct. 1. Forget about that debate for now. Instead, take a look at what OSHA plans to do with its funding, especially if you own a small business. Here’s a summary of some of OSHA’s plans, included in the budget proposal: 25 additional employees for enforcement. OSHA says these 25 additional...
03/15/2011
When meeting new and potential clients I sometimes get the question “why should I hire an emergency restoration contractor as opposed to a general contractor?” You may be surprised to know that an emergency restoration contractor is very different from a general contractor. Most general contractors focus strictly on new construction and remodeling but do not have the knowledge, skills, and tools to address your business operational needs once a disaster strikes a finished building...
03/07/2011
People ask us what makes Interstate unique. There are several examples like…our experienced people, our passion to always ‘do the right thing’, and going above and beyond for our clients to name a few. Watch as Stacy Mazur, our CEO, explains the Interstate story and why we love being in the business of helping people. Watch the 60 second video now.
03/07/2011
Well, Winter is almost over! What a Winter it was all over the country, with record breaking snowfall amounts in the Northeast to the Southern States that typically don’t see the single digit temperatures and white flaky stuff. Who would have predicted the Super Bowl in Dallas to have freezing weather and poor road conditions? I am sure that wasn’t on the gambling card in Vegas! With that said it might just be a precursor to what will be in store for the Nation during Spring....
03/01/2011
Interstate is now an approved NJPA vendor and specializes in emergency response restoration  services for compromised government, public education and non-profit agency properties nationwide. NJPA is a governmental agency that requires vendors to go through a rigorous application and pre-pricing process, eliminating the requirement for your organization to solicit several bids prior to engagement. If your government, public education and non-profit agency require immediate disaster...
02/23/2011
On February 10, 2011, OSHA mandated the new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive. For years there have been questions about who is responsible for supplying PPE to employees. Does the employer need to provide all the PPE required on a jobsite or does the employee have some responsibility? OSHA has now directed that the employer is now responsible for ALL PPE required for the employee to perform his or her job. Safety Glass, Hard Hats, Goggles, Respirators, fall protection...
02/21/2011
We are excited to announce our corporate Fort Worth location will be moving to a new office effective March 1st. Our new address is: 3401 Quorum Drive, Suite 300 Fort Worth, TX 76137 Our phone and fax numbers will remain the same: Office: 800–622–6433 Fax: 817–293–0283 We gladly welcome visits to our new location after our move in date, March 1st, 2011.
02/14/2011
Each winter many property owners and managers are faced with the reality of water damage caused by frozen and broken pipes. Interstate is not immune to this type of disaster. Because of the freezing cold temperatures, our own building experienced a pipe burst just last week from a broken pipe in the fire sprinkler system. And, it’s not uncommon to find this same scenario with our clients in the winter months. On most cold nights the pipes in buildings are just fine but when exposed to...
02/08/2011
Let’s start with the basics. Keep your garage door closed as much as possible Check your outside water spouts to make sure they are insulated Check your main water lines coming into your house to make sure they are insulated Make sure you know where the water shut off valve is located In really cold weather, place towels down in front your doors and windows Keep your water at a drip in unused areas of your home Have at least 3 plumbing contractors information...