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Water & Flooding Damage

07/02/2018
Flooding, whether it occurs as a flash or from a slow buildup, is a common occurrence in many parts of the country. If you're wondering how to prepare your business for a flood, this week's blog post highlights some key steps you should consider in your flood disaster planning. Flood Planning Need-to-Knows  Even if you think the flooding risks are low in your area, it’s important to be vigilant. The first step to prepare for flooding is to understand your potential...
05/14/2018
“Unusual” flooding events happen all over the country and aren't limited to a specific time of year. Whether or not your area is prone to flooding, now is a great time to prepare your business. Watch our latest video to learn the six steps you can take now to make sure your business is prepared:
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...
10/30/2017
Ready or not, fall is upon us. We hope you’ve had a great summer and that you get to enjoy plenty of mild weather before winter hits. In the meantime, it’s an ideal time for some building and property upkeep that will help you ease into the holiday season and winter knowing you’re ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store. This blog post provides five tips for preparing commercial properties for upcoming inclement fall and winter weather. 1. Start at the Top with a Roof...
10/02/2017
Everyone knows mold is unpleasant, and you’re probably well aware that mold can lead to costly problems for businesses. But beyond that, how much do you really know about mold and how to prevent it? Read on for nine interesting facts and a few critical prevention tips: Source: Brian Kichan, CARNO. (2015, July 21). Telephone Interview.
07/24/2017
Quickly addressing water damage can be crucial to recovery. Interstate has created a series of four how-to videos that quickly run-through common scenarios to address water damage. Not only will you be able to watch the effects of water damage to drywall, but you will also learn how to mitigate damage to preserve the structural integrity of your building. Watch the videos below:  Witness water damage to drywall through wicking demonstration Find out how to make flood cuts when...
06/07/2017
June 1st marked the first day of hurricane season and although originally forecasters were calling for a below-average season, they are now predicting 2017 to be absolutely average activity. Take a moment to understand the 2017 hurricane season forecast, and then be sure to complete your preparation checklist.  Sources: 1 Extended Range Forecast Of Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Activity And Landfall Strike Probability For 2017, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State...
05/15/2017
So far in each month of 2017, we’ve already seen significant flooding and flash flooding in many parts of the country. In January, severe storms began in Texas and pushed all the way into South Carolina.1 In February, parts of Utah, Idaho and Washington saw flooding and severe winter storms causing a major disasters declaration. 2 And most recently, just earlier this month, we saw floods and deadly storms throughout the South and Midwest.3 And in addition to the possibility...
05/08/2017
All it takes is a single tropical storm or hurricane to put a serious damper on your business activities. That’s why it’s critical to take steps to prepare your business for a worst-case scenario even though the extended-range forecast for the 2017 hurricane season is reporting as below normal.1 May 7th marks the start of Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017.2 With June 1st, the official start to the hurricane season, right around the corner, now is the time to make sure your business...