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Proper Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

You’ve probably seen automated external defibrillators (AEDs) utilized in dramatic movie and television scenes where lives are saved. But these action-packed scenes rarely depict accurate emergency cardiac situations. AEDs are important tools that everyone should know how to use when providing critical emergency care. The following information can prove life-saving… Read more »

What’s the Latest News on Chinese Drywall?

Nearly 10 years ago, homeowners across the American south learned that homes in their region may have been constructed or repaired with contaminated drywall imported from China. With recent court decisions hitting the news this spring, many are wondering anew about this issue and what experts recommend if homes contain… Read more »

What Happens When Structural Drying Falls Short?

The contractors have departed, the walls have been painted, the cushy couch has been moved back in, the ping pong table is newly poised for fierce competition. It’s wonderful to relax in the finished basement, pristine once again after the flood recovery. Just one question: were those studs completely dry… Read more »

After a Commercial Fire: Smoke, Soot and Water Issues Unite

When shocked owners and employees survey the sodden mess after a fire guts their workplace, it’s tempting to immediately don paper masks, sturdy shoes and coveralls to rescue important items. Tempting, but ill-advised: the soot, water and char that have spread throughout the fire scene and across building contents are… Read more »

When Should You Worry about Black Mold?

Black mold: these words provoke fear and anxiety for homeowners, but they shouldn’t. Knowing more about black mold helps you discern when you have a problem, how to battle it if necessary, and ultimately sleep well at night in a healthy home. While black mold is less common than other… Read more »

Why Hire IICRC Certified Specialists?

Whether you’re tackling a large home improvement project or repairing damage to your property following a disaster, hiring a certified restoration professional is an important consideration in ensuring efficient, knowledgeable assessment and remediation. The following covers key information regarding IICRC certified specialist requirements and skill sets. What Does IICRC Stand… Read more »

Why Form a Working Relationship with A Disaster Recovery Firm?

Natural and man-made disasters are truly a matter of “when.” Luckily, good business continuity plans keep your company up and running despite unexpected interruptions. Whether your place of business experiences damage due to severe storms or flooding, a fire, or even mold, the best strategy is to have an existing… Read more »

Office Fire Prevention Tips

When you think about the repercussions of a fire, your first thought is probably the damage to your home. You’ve likely taken the normal precautions to ensure that your home is not susceptible to a house fire. Or, if it is, you have taken protective measures such as installing smoke… Read more »

Do You Practice Customer Safety?

A surprising number of businesses overlook the importance of customer safety. Ensuring customers have a safe experience while receiving services or making purchases is a critical aspect of good customer relations. Here are several sound practices that can be easily implemented to promote safety across every business transaction. Signage Proper… Read more »