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04/08/2019
Although hail storms can hit any time of year, they’re typically more frequent during spring and summer months. You may remember the Denver hail storm in 2017 where hail, ranging in size from pebbles to baseballs, rolled through the Denver metro area, extensively damaging building roofs and exteriors. In fact, that storm has now been described as one of the (if not the) worst in Colorado's history, with damages reported upwards of $1 billion. The Denver storm is a good reminder...
02/25/2019
Did you know that 98% of U.S. counties are impacted by a flooding event?1 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 2013.2 And in recent years, the amounts and cost of flooding damage continues to increase. With the potential for spring flooding just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare accordingly...
02/04/2019
The Polar Vortex affected much of the Midwest last week and we've been busy mobilizing staff and equipment to meet the demand for restoration services as more burst pipes are expected during this week’s thaw.  Our Detroit, Michigan team is especially busy from service calls as a result of burst sprinkler systems, fresh water pipes, and water lines connected to chillers or freezers. “We’ve deployed hundreds to respond to the more than 40 calls from schools,...
01/07/2019
When winter temperatures are at their coldest, the last thing you want to deal with is water damage or roof damage—or both. Yet the wintery mix of cold and freezing temperatures and powerful storms means that frozen pipes as well as flooding, or even a compromised roof, are very real possibilities. We speak from experience because the most frequent calls we receive in the winter are usually about these three types of disasters. That’s why this week, we wanted to highlight a few...
11/26/2018
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 example, we regularly see the following scenarios: Frozen freshwater supply lines Frozen pipes running to commercial chillers or freezers Frozen pipes in air-conditioning systems...
10/31/2018
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 what you are seeing. When it comes to water losses, a WYSIWYG mindset is a dangerous concept. Especially when the loss is in an apartment building or office building where people spend a lot of...
10/25/2018
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 everyday event, like a pipe break, storm, sewer backup or flooding, to cause a business nightmare that is difficult to recover from when not handled properly. In the spirit of Halloween, this...
10/11/2018
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 rollercoaster. As we were writing this post, the forecast for hurricane Michael was taking shape with predictions that it would make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane near the big bend of Florida....
10/09/2018
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 development last night looks to have waned, and the system is becoming more symmetrical based on the latest satellite imagery. Michael's central pressure is also continuing to slowly fall - an...
10/08/2018
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 active and up to date. With Fire Prevention Week well underway (runs from October 7-13), it's a great reminder to complete an annual check up of your business’ fire strategy.  A Long...