Tag: mitigation

Paul Davis Promises 30-Minute Response

If you’re a homeowner whose property has been devastated by a flood, a fire or a tornado, the immediate aftermath is exceedingly difficult. Your home, your security and your sense of safety are in tatters. You’re shocked and sad. Many people feel physical distress: shaking, hyperventilation, nausea, dizziness. You’re not… Read more »

Is Mold Testing a Smart Idea for Commercial Property Owners?

Nearly every single test for mold discovers mold spores. Why? Because these fungi are earth’s most important recyclers and wherever they find adequate moisture, they happily – and usually harmlessly – munch leftovers in natural and indoor environments. Unless your property is a specially built and scrupulously maintained clean room,… Read more »

Restoring One of a Kind Artwork Takes Calmness and Great Care

“If your house was burning, what would you grab as you escaped?” An inquisitive photographer and filmmaker named Foster Huntington asked this question in his Tumblr feed turned book The Burning House. Nearly 5,000 people answered. Some chose practical items: car keys, deeds and insurance policies. Others wouldn’t pick up… Read more »

Water Damage Ranks First for Large Loss Mitigation Claims

Catastrophic flooding dominated the news last year: beautiful neighborhoods that transformed into lakes overnight, dotted with scattered roof tops and small boats that rescued distressed residents. Unfortunately, these heartbreaking scenes are becoming more common than ever. Statistics show that water and flooding cause more damage than any other type of… Read more »

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

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 »