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How to Handle Home and Business Contents in a Catastrophic Loss Situation

Posted by Tom McArdle on 8/31/21

When there is a catastrophic loss scenario at a property that you manage or own, you may already know how to deal with the structural damage. That’s because structural needs are often obvious: demolition of damaged property, re-building, making repairs, and making the building safe for occupancy again.

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Fire and Smoke Damage at Your Historic Property? Here’s What to Do

Posted by Tom McArdle on 8/12/21

Older and historic buildings can be especially susceptible to fires. There are many reasons why this is the case, including that some may have been built before fire-resistant materials were widely available. The age of the property can also mean fewer or no modern fire security measures are in place, and sometimes there are no sprinklers due to the fear that the water could cause damage to irreplaceable items or décor. 

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How Hydroxyl Generators Fit into the Mold Remediation Process

Posted by Tom McArdle on 7/6/21

The mold, mildew, and odors left behind by water damage can be overwhelming. Sometimes, it seems that no matter what you do, you just can’t get rid of the smell of previous water damage.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery Line, Water Damage, Ask the Expert

Ensuring Complete and Professional Odor Removal After a Sewage Back-Up

Posted by Tom McArdle on 6/17/21

A sewage back-up can wreak havoc on a property. Even small back-ups like in the bathroom of a single-family home can create lasting issues for the property owner or manager. When the mess is substantial, clean-up gets even harder. 

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Removing Smoke Odors from Large Losses in Retail Settings

Posted by Tom McArdle on 6/9/21

Within a matter of minutes, fires of any size can wreak havoc on large retail businesses. Whether it is a clothing store, a grocery chain, a gym, a theater, a large restaurant, or any other large retail setting, fires damage merchandise, equipment, seating, decor, and the structure of the building. It can take weeks to restore a building causing the business to close down all operations during that time. 

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Fire Losses: Why Restoration Must Start As Quickly As Possible

Posted by Tom McArdle on 6/4/21

A fire is sudden and can be scary for any business or homeowner. No matter how big or small, a fire can cause damage to a structure within minutes. Even if the fire itself is minimal and put out quickly, smoke damage can devastate the structure far beyond what the fire actually touches. Consider wildfire damage. Many homes and businesses are never even touched by flames, yet these structures are ruined just from smoke damage.

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5 Reasons That Professional Fire Restoration Can Protect You and Your Business

Posted by Tom McArdle on 5/26/21

If your home or business experiences a fire, you may consider doing some, or perhaps even all of the fire damage clean-up yourself. Trying to do the repairs yourself is a dangerous idea. Most people are unaware of the potential health hazards after a fire, as well as the complex process for rebuilding. 

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