A BBQ in the warm sun is an essential part of summer across the South Atlantic. There’s nothing better than enjoying tasty food with friends and family. Anytime you use your grill, there’s a fire risk. That’s why it’s important to brush up on BBQ safety tips before you use your grill for the […]
You haven’t escaped the rainy season yet. Spring showers can cause serious damage. Follow the tips below to help limit spring flood damage in your property.
Flood Resistant Materials
Use these materials in your property to limit flood damage:
- Floors: Use ceramic tiles, concrete or pressure- treated lumber.
- Walls: Use concrete, brick or stone.
- Gather a […]
Temperatures are rising but storm damage is still active! You’re off the hook when you manage your storm damage right away.
Don’t let the spring rains leave you drenched. We’re experts at solving water damage fast with our 7 step process. Whether your basement is flooded or you’re seeing mystery stains on your ceiling, […]
Home heating fires are all too common in February. There are many causes of fire damage. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 48% of home fires caused by heating equipment take place in December, January & February. Stay disaster free:
- Schedule a professional chimney sweep at least once per year.
- Keep your […]
Winter has officially arrived. Watch out for home damage caused by the following winter culprits.
Experiencing heavy rains or wind? From flooded basements to leaky roofs, our team of restoration experts is available 24/7. We’ll remove standing water and thoroughly dry affected areas.
Snowmelt stuck behind a perimeter of ice on your roof can […]
Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan
The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time now […]
Identify Your Trusted Sources of Information for a Hurricane Event
NOAA’s National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center are your official sources for hurricane forecasts and the issuance of hurricane watches and warnings. Your local NOAA National Weather Service forecast office provides information regarding the expected impacts from the storm for your area. Emergency managers […]
Strengthen Your Home
If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many of these retrofits do not cost much or take as long to do as you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to […]
Assemble Disaster Supplies
You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of one week. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra […]
Develop an Evacuation Plan
The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do […]