The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designated April 30 as National PrepareAthon! Day. On that Saturday FEMA encourages individuals and communities across the U.S. to take action to prepare for emergencies. Part of America’s PrepareAthon!, it’s a national day of action held twice a year to help increase understanding of what disasters could happen… Read more »
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There are many different opportunities for water damage in your home. Not just natural disasters can cause catastrophic flooding…home appliances can too. The following are popular appliances and places that can cause water damage in your home. Refrigerator Water Damage If you believe the leak is coming from the back of the refrigerator, it may… Read more »
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (800) 277-4787 What You Can Do Before Help Arrives After any water damage emergency, your primary focus should be safety first: Is it safe to stay in the house? Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns. Only do activities that are safe for you… Read more »
Tornadoes can happen anytime, anywhere, with little or no warning. Knowing what to do when seconds count can save lives.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management has designated February 22-26, 2016, as Severe Weather Awareness Week. During this week the Division will collaborate with elementary schools to educate students about the types of severe weather that can occur in Florida. Activities will include a statewide tornado drill planned for Wednesday morning, February 24, at 10 am…. Read more »
In the wake of hurricane season, many people have flood and water damage on their minds. Hurricanes and severe weather systems come with a special guest that makes water damage potentially more dangerous, expensive, and more difficult: salt. As these weather systems move from water to land they pick up salt water from the ocean, estuaries… Read more »
A major snowstorm is expected to develop this week that will impact the eastern U.S.
Within The First Few Hours Water contamination spreads to unaffected areas; stains released from furniture, especially antique, may stain carpet permanently; moisture sensitive surfaces on furniture may turn white; paper goods may be ruined due to moisture absorption and swelling. Acid and oily soot residues coupled with extreme high temperatures, within minutes, may cause discoloration of… Read more »
The holidays and Winter time can put homeowners and business owners at high risk for fires. This is due to increased activity at the home, candles and fireplaces running, increased cooking activity at the kitchen and electricity consumption overall. Because of this, we have pooled together helpful tips from real firefighters and fire stations to… Read more »
Shorter days and colder temperatures mean we use all sorts of additional heating sources including fireplaces, electric space heaters, wood-burning stoves, and more. Add holiday cooking, decorations and extra extension cords to the mix and you’ve just drastically increased your risk of fire. Here’s a checklist of simple things you can do to stay safe… Read more »