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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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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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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ServiceMaster Recovery Management Donates to Chicago Blackhawks Foundation to Help with COVID-19 Community Support

As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues, the impact being felt across the country extends well beyond the immediate effects of the virus. Schools which remain closed leave many children looking for another source of food and lunches. Workers laid off struggle to provide for their families. Community activities being cancelled means children are left trying to […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Business After COVID-19

After a long quarantine, states are preparing to open back up with businesses resuming operations. While the economy may need the boost, it’s important to remember that just because people are venturing out again does not mean the coronavirus has disappeared. While we navigate this new normal, it’s important to make every effort to establish […]

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How Ice Dams Form and How to Prevent Them

Ice Dams are very common on properties in cold and snowy areas. Although very pretty to look at, they can cause major damage to homes and businesses. Ice dams can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and even cause water damage to the property. Avoid the greatest risks by learning how to prevent ice dams from […]

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Essential Winter Items for Your Home, Car and Work

Blizzards, snow storms and other winter-related disasters cause more than delays and destruction each year – they can also cause death. If you live in an area known for its dangerous winter storms, it’s crucial to be prepared for the worst before it happens to you. Having a winter weather safety kit with you this […]

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The 4 Outs of Survival in an Active Shooter Scenario

The 4 Outs of Survival in an Active Shooter Scenario Written by; Cal McCarty and Glenn Nixon  Unfortunately, hearing about a shooting incident has become all too common recently. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation there were 27 active shooter incidents in the US in 2018. These 27 incidents resulted in 85 deaths and […]

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Blackhawks On-Ice Experience Raffle

In partnership with the Chicago Blackhawks, SRM is raffling off a once-in-a-lifetime experience for two people to stand on the ice at United Arena during the singing of the National Anthem. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit organization helping children by providing the essential […]

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