Cleaning Contents After A Fire

April 23, 2014Fires destroy billions of dollars of property in the United States and Canada every year. In 2009: •  There were 377,000 residential fires in the United States, or 78% of the total number of structural fires. •  A residential fire occurred every 84 seconds! •  $7,796,000,000 of property losses occurred in residential properties, alone. (Source: National Fire Protection Association Report, August 2010) While some fires are a total
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Crawl Space Drying

April 11, 2014It is always important to control water entry into buildings – especially crawl spaces. Wet crawl spaces promote the growth of microbes, degrade structural members, attract harmful insects, and cause other types of property damage. If water does enter through a leak, flood, or accident, it should be removed immediately and the affected area completely dried. As with many situations, an ounce of prevention can be worth a
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Can We Save The Carpet?

April 8, 2014A pipe breaks and water is everywhere. The policyholder calls the insurance agent and the restoration process begins. Timing is important. The sooner the policyholder makes the call, the quicker the response will be – and in most cases the lower the total costs of restoration. Though many issues can be discussed involving water damage, this article focuses on just one -the carpet. Of all the dollars spent
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CE Course

Registration for FREE Continuing Education Course 5/15/2014

March 20, 2014(Register at bottom of page)  TOPIC: Successful Mitigation of Fire Damage.  Course #: 2885 / Provider #: 32743 / Credit: 3.0 Hours DATE: Thursday, May 15, 2014 TIME:    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Lunch at Noon) LOCATION: Richardson Civic Center 411 W. Arapaho Road Richardson, Tx 75080 MAP LINK: Google Maps          DESCRIPTION: The licensee should be able to recall the major topics covered in this course
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Ice Dam

Dealing With Ice Dams on Roofs

December 8, 2013A phenomenon that can occur from Autumn through Spring is ice dams on the roofs of homes. Ice dams can cause damage to structures that can be very severe. Following is some important information about ice dams, how they can be prevented, and who to call if one should cause damage to your home. What is an ice dam, and how does it form? When snow accumulates on
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