Be a positive influence on your community by sharing your preparedness story. Let your friends and family know that you’re prepared for an emergency and that they should be prepared too. Research has shown that many people won’t prepare until they see others doing so. You don’t know when an emergency might occur. These simple steps […]
KNOW YOUR RISK
Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. It is important to understand potential risks where you live.
What you can do:
- Bookmark weather.gov to stay informed on severe weather.
- Learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts, messages that will be sent to your phone during an emergency.
- Get practical tips on preparing for a disaster at ready.gov.
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MOLD?
September is Mold Awareness Month. Mold is a problem we think about but hope to never experience. It is a fungus that can grow almost anywhere, indoors or outdoors. The approximately 100,000 species of mold that exist all share the same basic characteristics: the need for oxygen, moisture and […]
Given that mold can start to grow in as little as 48 hours, it’s important to take prompt action after a water loss to help prevent mold from growing and spreading. By identifying and eliminating the water problem, and then implementing rapid drying processes, mold growth can be curtailed so that your policyholders do not experience more than just water […]
Ensuring good indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings is an important task for facility managers, due to the significant impact it has on the sustainability of a building as well as the health of its occupants. Based on research done over the years, several national health and environmental organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection […]
This Rutgers study exposed fruit flies to various chemicals emitted by mold.
According to a Nov. 11 story on NJ.com, Rutgers researchers have found that fruit flies exposed to mold came down with symptoms that are similar to Parkinson’s Disease, a breakthrough discovery in the potential health issues that may be caused by mold exposure.
From the […]