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How to Prepare Your Business for Tornado Damage During A Pandemic

Tornadoes can occur at any time of year in the U.S., but they are most prevalent in spring and summertime. It’s always important to take precautions and have a disaster recovery plan in place to minimize damage from these events, but this last year presents a different sort of challenge. How should business owners adjust […]

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Does My Business Or Commercial Property Need Flood Insurance?

Widespread floods can be devastating to a business, causing excessive property damage and leave behind mold, mildew and thousands of dollars in repair costs. While businesses located near bodies of water or high-rainfall areas are smart to get flood insurance policies, business owners in lower risk areas may be wondering if it’s necessary to invest […]

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How to Prepare Your Business For Severe Spring Weather

On the upside, April showers bring May flowers. On the downside, they can also bring instances of severe weather, like floods and high winds, and their side effects, like power outages. To get to the May flowers, business owners have to combat and prepare for the April showers first. The first part of severe spring […]

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2021 Spring Severe Weather Predictions | ServiceMaster DSI

Spring 2021 Severe Weather Outlook and Predictions In 2020, approximately 78 people perished in tornadoes across the United States. That was up from 41 deaths in 2019 and the most since 2011. The damage from tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather accounted for $2.4 billion in insured damages that year. Because of their size and […]

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How to Find Your Main Water Valve | ServiceMaster DSI

How to Find A Main Water Valve for Shut-off in an Emergency Water leaks and other disasters always seem to happen when you least expect it. When you’re already facing costly water damage, the last thing you want is more rising water and flooding to make the situation worse. Being able to turn off the […]

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Commercial Grease Fire Statistics | ServiceMaster DSI

Commercial Grease Fire Statistics, Safety and Prevention Grease fires occur when oil becomes too hot, either on your stove top while cooking or after building up overtime and igniting. These fires can be sudden and dangerous, causing extensive damage to a workplace. Commercial grease fires statistics show that every business should develop fire safety protocols […]

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INCOMING RAIN AND SNOW POSES FLOOD THREAT TO CALIFORNIA

Heavy rain could cause businesses and homes to flood in western California this week from the upcoming Atmospheric River event in California.  According to the National Weather Service, an atmospheric river will impact parts of western California Tuesday through Thursday bringing prolonged periods of moderate to heavy rain, snow, and gusty south winds. WHAT IS […]

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A Frozen Pipe Burst in my Business: What Now?

Pipes can burst any time of year under enough pressure, but winter weather brings an increased risk of pipes freezing and bursting. Whether you walk into work one day to puddles on the floor or notice stained walls, low water pressure or other telltale signs, it’s important to establish proper protocols for clean up and […]

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Analyzing Global and National Disaster Trends | ServiceMaster DSI

Using 2020 Global and National Disaster Trends to Prepare Your Business for 2021 In 2020, natural disasters of every type affected lives around the globe. We saw wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes and, of course, a global pandemic that changed the way many people live.  As we move further into 2021, it’s important to look at the […]

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2021 Winter Weather Predictions

Stay Prepared: Know the 2021 Winter Weather Predictions This past year has brought one surprise after another, from a worldwide pandemic prompting lockdowns in late March to multiple hurricanes in late November. As we move into 2021, expert sources like the Farmer’s Almanac are making winter weather predictions with at least a bit of good […]

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