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04/30/2018
Quick: what’s the difference between a business continuity plan (BCP) and a disaster recovery plan (DRP)? If you’re scratching your head, it’s understandable since both terms are closely linked and often used interchangeably. But the terms do have different meanings that are important to understand. This post explains the differences along why it’s important to have a BCP and a DRP. Not Another Case of “Potato, Pohtato” At a high level, business continuity...
04/23/2018
Depending on your roof material, it’s not always easy to determine if it has sustained hail damage after a storm. For example, if your building has asphalt shingles or a metal roof, you may see obvious dents. However, on a built-up (tar and gravel) roof, you might see few to no visible signs of damage.  Why is Determining the Extent of Roof Hail Damage Important? Whether or not hail damage is visible, roof repair costs add up fast, as do the costs from water damage that could impact...
04/16/2018
Flooding remains one of the most persistent natural disasters in the United States and throughout the world, causing billions of dollars in damage to homes and property each year. Preserving your business continuity in the aftermath can present a daunting challenge, but proper damage restoration is a make-or-break proposition. Make sure to follow these critical steps: Remember that the Danger isn’t Over Even though eventually flood waters recede, many dangers to your life and your...
04/09/2018
We have a super busy week next week but we are so excited to see you! We'll have Interstate representatives at both RIMS and PLRB discussing how Interstate's accelerated portfolio approach to recovery after a disaster can reduce your claims costs and downtime by up to 50%. We will have nitrogen popcorn bars at both shows for the perfect mid-day treat. PLUS, we'll be showcasing new booths at both shows. So whether you are hungry or just want to chat more about collaborating...
04/05/2018
UPDATED: Listen to Dr. Phils webinar here. The 2018 hurricane season officially begins in less than 60 days and The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU) has released its first official forecast of what we can expect to see this year. We'll be diving into a detailed discussion to learn what you can expect this year so be sure to sign up for Dr. Phil Klotzbach's upcoming webinar on April 10th. As always, the April report details the number of predicted...
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...
03/12/2018
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....
02/19/2018
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...