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What Property Managers Should Do After An Apartment Complex Fire

Posted by Tom McArdle on 8/28/21

An apartment complex fire is a nightmare that no property manager or owner wants to experience. However, fires are an unfortunate reality. Even if there are no injuries or fatalities, there can be a number of long-term effects that property managers need to address before the complex can be safely inhabited again. Here are the must-do tasks that every property manager or landlord should do before and after an apartment complex fire. 

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Topics: Fire Damage, Property Management, Ask the Expert

How to Ensure Complete Fire Damage Mitigation in the Workplace with Hydroxyl Generators

Posted by Tom McArdle on 8/19/21

Have you tried to rent or buy a car lately? Be prepared for wait times, lack of selection, and hefty prices. This is because supplies are scarce due to a shortage of semiconductor chips used in the automotive industry. Of course, some of the shortage can be blamed on a lack of production during COVID, but another factor is huge fires that heavily damaged two Japanese plants last year. These fires intensified the global shortage of semiconductors and will cost the automotive industry an estimated $61 billion in lost sales in 2021. 

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Topics: Fire Damage, Commercial and Residential Line, Industrial, Ask the Expert

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

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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Topics: Disaster Recovery Line, Fire Damage, Commercial and Residential Line, Ask the Expert

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

Time Is Money: Preventing Downtime After a Disaster with Hydroxyl Generators

Posted by Tom McArdle on 5/21/21

From fires and floods to tornadoes and blizzards, there are a lot of potential disasters your business can face that can close it down quickly. Even when building repairs are done immediately, there are often lingering odors that can make it impossible for you to open your doors for normal business. 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery Line, Fire Damage, Water Damage, Commercial and Residential Line, Hospitality, Food Services, Property Management, Ask the Expert

Soft Contents Cleaning: How Hydroxyl Generators Can Help

Posted by Tom McArdle on 4/8/21

After a home or building suffers a disaster, such as a fire or flood, there is typically damage to the structure that needs repair, but it’s important not to forget about the contents that sustained damage, too. Hard surfaces can stand up to tough cleaning, are less porous, and will generally be easier to tackle. Soft surfaces, however, require a special touch.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery Line, Fire Damage, Commercial and Residential Line, Ask the Expert