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04/02/2018
When it comes to selecting a disaster restoration provider, decisions often quickly gravitate toward price. Of course, price is an important consideration in any business decision, but usually you get what you pay for. And it’s important to remember that cost savings can disappear in the face of shoddy work, accidents or other issues. Moreover, when insurance is paying the bill, what’s most important is that you are getting a fair price and your insurance company recognizes the...
03/26/2018
While hurricanes typically only occur in the Atlantic from June through November, tornadoes are a year-round threat. On average, approximately 1,250 tornadoes occur in the United States every year. The most active month is May with about 275 tornadoes on average, while the least active month is February with an average of about 30 tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur at any time of day, although their frequency tends to peak between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. local time. Every state in the United States has...
03/19/2018
Of all of the different types of natural disasters that take place in the U.S., flooding is one of the most prevalent and costly. In fact, flooding inflicted upwards of $260 billion in damage in the U.S. from 1980 to 2013.1 And in recent years, the amounts and cost of flooding damage have been increasing. With the potential for spring flooding just around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider the potential risks and costs of flooding to your business and prepare accordingly. Heeding...
03/12/2018
If you noticed a gaping hole in the roof of your house, what would you do? A) Wait until there’s a greater than 50% chance of a storm and then call for help B) Call to have it fixed ASAP If you value your house and its contents you no doubt answered B. Why? Because if you try to play the odds with the weather, chances are something could go horribly wrong and you’ll end up paying a much steeper price. You most likely feel the same way about a hole in the roof of a business...
03/06/2018
With spring upon us, many parts of the country are breathing a big sigh of relief. But for businesses in many areas, we’re also entering one of the rockiest times of the year for weather. From day to day and week to week, spring weather can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster ride. Nice days can quickly give way to severe storms. And flooding is a big concern in many areas as snowpack melts. That’s why we've compiled our favorite spring-themed blogs to help you prepare....
02/26/2018
When temperatures are at their coldest, the last thing you want to deal with is water damage from a frozen pipe. Yet the wintry mix of cold and freezing temperatures and powerful storms means that frozen pipes and flooding are very real possibilities. Checkout our latest blog turned vlog and see what our top five tips are for preventing frozen pipes this winter.
02/19/2018
Okay, let's be real. You're incredibly busy and developing a hotel or resort emergency restoration strategy is probably not near the top of your to-do list. But given the frequency and intensity of weather events and other natural disasters, or even fires, hospitality disaster planning is not only critical to protecting guest and employee lives—it can make the difference in post-disaster business survival. And planning doesn't have to be overly complicated. Especially if you...
02/12/2018
“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Unlike dragons, natural disasters and business emergencies are all too real. After all, 2017 was a record year for billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S., with a spate of wildfires, hurricanes and severe storms.1 Yet when your business or area hasn’t been hit by an emergency or disaster in years or decades, it can become as easy to ignore real...
02/05/2018
When you have a rough day at work, it sometimes feels like your world is falling apart. When a disaster hits, parts (or all) of your business and the world around it may literally fall apart. And if you want to minimize the overall impact on ongoing business—and even stay in business for that matter—there is precious little time for processing what’s happened. You need to act quickly. And acting quickly and decisively under the tremendous stress and confusion associated with...
01/29/2018
With 17 extreme weather events, 2017 was one of the busiest and costliest years on record for disaster recovery in the U.S. If the recent weather trends continue, many areas of the country can expect to face difficult circumstances in 2018 and beyond. Any time your business confronts a rapidly unfolding crisis, whether it’s related to a natural disaster, the weather, a pipe breaking, or a human-caused event, the stakes are high. In the vast majority of circumstances, businesses with up-...