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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...
10/01/2018
Is your damaged building safe to enter? Assessing building damage after a disaster involves risks. But someone has to do it. If the task falls on you, it’s important you understand some key safety considerations before entering. Watch our latest video to learn our top five tips for staying safe during a post-disaster building inspection so you can stay healthy and focused on what matters most.
09/24/2018
No one can tell you exactly what to expect in a building fire because there are simply too many variables to consider. Recovering quickly (relative to the circumstances) however, requires awareness of the basics of the recovery process, including key insurance considerations, what kind of help you’ll need to recover and where you’ll get it. Your ability to coordinate help after a fire is put out can have a potentially large impact on recovery time and costs to your property....
09/04/2018
Although National Preparedness Month (NPM) only occurs once a year, preparedness plans are an ongoing concern for every business that should be paid attention to year round. This year, NPM is focusing on "planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How." Read on to learn just how you can start...or continue preparing your family, home and business. So How Can You Prepare? Ready.gov shares a few key takeaways that you can start working on now:...
08/27/2018
We've been through numerous hurricanes over the last 20 years. Which means we've learned a lot when it comes to preparing your commercial property and minimizing downtime. So if you're looking for hurricane preparedness literature, we're your one-stop resource. We've compiled our favorite pieces of preparedness tips, specific to hurricanes, and put them all in one neat little spot.  Helpful Hurricane Preparedness Blog Posts: A Five-Day Breakdown for Business...
08/13/2018
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!
08/06/2018
If you live in one of the Great Plains states, then you know just how fast the pouring rain from a thunderstorm can add up. And the more thunderstorms you see, the more you need to pay attention to the impact they may be having on your building. After all, no building is 100% waterproof and if there is a way for water to get in, it will—whether or not you notice it. This blog explores why it’s important to look for leaks after thunderstorms along with three things to remember to...
07/31/2018
First and foremost, our best wishes go out to all of the people, families and businesses affected by the wildfires throughout the country. With the summer continuing to be hot and dry in many areas, we thought it would be worth compiling a few of our preparedness tips to keep your home and business safe from fire during summer’s hottest months. In addition, we have listed national resources as well. Interstate Preparedness Resources: Summer Heat Records and Business Fire Safety: What You...
07/16/2018
Flooding. Storm damage. A fire. Even detailed planners don’t always have a strategy for responding to a natural or manmade disaster. But if you’ve just experienced any type of business disaster, you need to restore normal operations as fast as possible. So after calling 911 or other emergency response services, what should you do? Here are five disaster preparedness tips for helping to speed your recovery: 1) Make sure Employees and Customers are Safe After any event that...
07/09/2018
If your business has a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) in place, we applaud you. DRPs are a fundamental resource for making sure your business can navigate disaster and quickly recover after the worst has passed. But… Unfortunately, it’s also easy for DRPs to become outdated. For example, people get too busy and forget to make updates. Or plan overseers move on and the responsibility isn’t passed on. And any number of other reasons. At a time when every week seems to bring a...