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Top 5 Costliest Hurricanes to Hit The U.S.

Out of all the weather events recorded in U.S. history, hurricanes have caused the most damage and destruction. Between 1900 and 2017, there were 36 recorded hurricanes that cost over $1 billion each in restoration. According to the Office for Coastal Management, 28 of them took place in 2018 and 2019 alone. In fact, these […]

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Steps to Take After a Hurricane Hits Your Business

In the event that your company experiences a hurricane loss, use the following checklist to help manage the situation and minimize business interruption: 1. Notify Essential Contacts: • Emergency contacts • Emergency Response Contractor • Insurance carrier/broker and other primary contacts 2. Minimize Additional Damage: Included in the language of virtually all insurance policies is a disclaimer holding the […]

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Six Steps to Take to Prepare Your Business for Tropical Storms Marco & Laura

Tropical Storm Marco and Laura are expected to cause flood and wind damage to businesses in the Louisiana and Texas areas. Before the storms hit, it is important to prepare your facility by testing your emergency power, boarding up windows and doors, and placing sandbags down around your facility’s high-risk flood areas. View the checklist […]

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Derecho Brings Widespread Wind Damage from Iowa to Chicago

Monday, a complex derecho thunderstorm with a few isolated tornadoes caused widespread wind damage to businesses across several states including Illinois and Iowa.  The storm traveled 710 miles and lasted at least 14 hours. Some areas of central Iowa reported derecho wind gusts of 90 mph similar to a category 1 hurricane. Reported Wind Gusts […]

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ServiceMaster DSI Adds Location in Blue Springs, Missouri.

ServiceMaster DSI opens new corporate office in Blue Springs, Missouri. [Chicago, IL / August 3, 2020] ServiceMaster DSI, the nation’s largest owner and operator of ServiceMaster Franchises has announced the opening of a new corporate office in Blue Springs, MO. The Blue Springs office will provide disaster restoration services to Jackson County and surrounding areas […]

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10 Steps To Take After a Tornado Hits Your Business

Planning for a disaster can be unpleasant but it is necessary for a business. Tornadoes can occur with little or no warning and are one of the most dangerous natural disasters, accounting for 40% of catastrophic losses in the United States each year. In the event that your company experiences tornado damage or loss, use […]

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How to Educate Your Policyholders on Mold Damage and Prevention 

Mold is an extremely common problem in residential homes. As an insurance representative, chances are you have received calls from policyholders facing mold issues and asking about next steps and insurance coverage.  To enhance your customer service and maintain a good relationship with your policyholders, it helps to have extensive knowledge on not only your […]

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Business Reopening Guide After a Flood Loss

Business Reopening Guide After a Flood Loss When you’re a business owner, flooding can impact more than your physical business space or property. The water damage can be devastating to your immediate environment, but it can also disrupt business operations for a long time if proper recovery steps are not taken quickly.  These floods can […]

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Tropical Storm Fay Update

The sixth named storm of the 2020 season formed Thursday. Tropical Storm Fay formed just east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and is expected to track northward and move inland over new Jersey later Friday afternoon. Tropical Storm Fay continues to intensify off the Delmarva Peninsula this morning. The storm has sustained winds of 50 […]

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