Prepare Your Business for a Disaster

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North Carolina sits in hurricane alley, and we’ve certainly experienced our share of hurricanes over the last couple of years. Hurricanes can cause lots of damage – water, wind and mold damage are just a few things that can disrupt your business. Did you know that 50% of businesses who are affected by a disaster may not recover? And the …

How to Prepare Your Business for a Flood

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With the Hurricane season upon us, you should be paying attention to possible flooding issues should we become affected by a storm. Even if your office was safe in the past, you should note that new construction of buildings, roads or bridges can alter the flow of water, so you should always be prepared. If your business is in a …

Four Causes of Commercial Fires in Jacksonville, NC

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Commercial buildings, just like residential properties, face many potential risks of fire. There are many contributing factors that can lead to an accidental fire that can easily decimate a business in a matter of minutes if not quickly and properly handled. Although proper insurance can help a business recover financially, no business owner wants to experience a loss due to …

The Smallest Amount of Water Can Cause Big Problems

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Did you know that even the small amounts of water in your home can lead to mold growth? This means that a minor leak in your Jacksonville/Onslow County home, can lead to big problems. To many homeowners a small leak seems like no big deal. It often times gets overlooked or just simply wiped cleaned. While everything may look dry, …

Reasons You Need Renters Insurance

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Storms and other bad weather can occur during any time of the year, not just storm season. Here are several reasons to consider getting a renter’s insurance policy to protect yourself. While over 90% of homeowners have an insurance policy on their home, less than 40% of renters have renter’s insurance. Many times, a landlord or property owner only carries …

How to Prepare for the 2021 Hurricane Season

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To keep you and your family safe during a disaster, like a hurricane, it is important to have an emergency plan in place. The best way to be prepared is to put together an emergency preparedness kit. Don’t wait until the potential for disaster arises, make your kit now! This kit should be filled with essential items that you would …

Reasons You Should Call an IICRC Company

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The main reason you should call an IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)  company when dealing with mitigation and restoration is because the unseen, such as smoke, soot and water, can cause extensive damage to your property. Even the smallest amount of unseen water or residue from a fire has the potential to cause serious indoor air quality …

Mold Coverage for Your Home

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Your homeowner’s insurance is designed to protect you from having to pay out of pocket for sudden disasters that occur in your home in Jacksonville, NC. The busted pipe and subsequent water damage from a few weeks ago may have been resolved, but the positive mold test and odor indicate that you haven’t reached the end of that story yet. …

Checking Your Business After a Fire

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Commercial Fire Damage After a fire, but before fire restoration can begin, you will need to assess the damage of your business. It is vital to get a clear assessment before you can begin to rebuild.   Four Steps to Check and Assess Your Business After a Fire 1. Check the Interior and Exterior of Your Business. Checking the inside …

Five Causes of Commercial Water Damage

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When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of water that stems from weather events and storms such as floods. However, many commercial renters and entrepreneurs forget that severe weather …