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Preparednes Tips

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...
01/22/2018
Do you know how to safeguard your business from common cold weather hazards? This week we are sharing our top five tips for protecting your property as we continue seeing January cold weather extremes and snowy forecasts throughout much of the country.
01/02/2018
After your business experiences water damage from a leaky pipe, rainstorm or flood, you naturally want to get things back to normal as soon as possible. If you’re dealing with anything other than a large incursion, you understandably may be considering handling the cleanup and drying yourself to save money or time. The problem is that cleaning up and recovering from water damage isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. This post highlights 3 key things you need to be aware of...
12/11/2017
The High Cost of “Disaster Fatigue”  It’s completely understandable, if you’re suffering from disaster fatigue as 2017 winds down. There were times this year when there were a dizzying number of near-simultaneous disasters happening around the country. In fact, as of October the U.S. had already seen 15 $1billion+ loss events.1 And the severe weather wasn’t isolated to just a couple or few parts of the country—it battered areas across the Midwest...
11/27/2017
There are a few critical steps every business should take to prepare for severe weather. And although no two disasters are alike, we think we have a pretty good idea of what it takes to prepare your business for an (un)expected disaster. Watch our latest vlog to learn how to make your life just a little bit easier after a disaster by simply planning ahead. Want more? Be sure toheck out our two other popular vlogs before you leave! As always, please feel free to share with anyone you...
11/20/2017
On you mark, get set… it’s time to plan and decorate for the holidays! But as you do, don’t forget about the safety considerations we highlight below. Why? Because there’s nothing worse than dealing with an injury or fire during the season of thanks and celebration. And unfortunately, the risks at work and at home are all too real this time of year. Decorating injuries in November and December account for thousands of emergency room visits every year. Falls (34%),...
11/13/2017
We've written a lot of blogs over the years. 331 to be exact. So instead of sharing new content this week, we thought we'd compile our favorite blog topics on preparing your business now for cold winter weather. The blogs hightlighted in this week's post cover everything from frozen pipes, to ice dams, to the three most common types of damage we see in the winter. Follow the individual links below to learn more and prepare your business for the coming winter months. The...
11/06/2017
An organization's approach to safety is one of the most important indicators of their efficacy. Ensuring the safety of customers, employees, passersby and the work crew is critical to limiting potential liabilities. Watch our latest video to learn four tips for choosing a resoration provider...hint: you've already learned one of them!