Fireplace Safety 101

Fireplace Safety 101

I grew up in a relatively small suburb in the Midwest, and though we didn’t have our own backyard corn crop as you might think, my parents strongly believed in the value of hard work. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, my dad would take his trusty chainsaw...

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How to Properly Clean up Blood

How to Properly Clean up Blood

It’s a fact of life that, no matter how careful you’re being, you are going to encounter blood at some point or another. Whether you get a paper cut on the electric bill or you have an accident with the table saw that results in a large pool of blood, you or your...

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Safety for Seniors: Fire Prevention

Safety for Seniors: Fire Prevention

One of my earliest memories involves watching a television show that highlighted real-life rescue missions around the United States. In this particular episode, the dramatization of the event showed firefighters breaking into a house and running upstairs to where the...

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Watch out for These Flooding Dangers

Watch out for These Flooding Dangers

Flooding is one of the deadliest natural disasters because it can happen with so little warning and cover such a large area. Drowning is an obvious danger, but it’s far from the only consequence of flooding. Here’s a look at some of the other risks posed by flooding:...

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What Does Cleaning Up After a Crime Scene Entail?

What Does Cleaning Up After a Crime Scene Entail?

It doesn’t matter what you call it – Crime and Trauma Scene Decontamination (CTS Decon), Crime Scene Clean Up, or Biohazard Remediation – this business comes with a lot of emotions and requires sensitivity and empathy toward all people involved. Most people think of...

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Can you Save Furniture From a Flooded House?

Can you Save Furniture From a Flooded House?

Flood waters can be absolutely devastating to your home, psyche, and finances. Water has a mind of its own, and there’s very little you can do about it once it starts flowing in large amounts. Types of Flooding Two different types of flooding can occur in and around...

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What is flood restoration?

What is flood restoration?

When floods hit, they leave people reeling from the damages and trying to figure out how something this devastating could actually happen. Beyond that, they must deal with the seemingly overwhelming task of flood restoration—a process that many people don’t fully...

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Tips for starting a flood restoration business

Tips for starting a flood restoration business

Starting a new business is always challenging, but especially one as complex as flood restoration. We polled a team of experts to find out some good first steps to take if you want to start your own flood restoration company. Here’s what they had to say. Business...

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How to get fire restoration jobs?

How to get fire restoration jobs?

You wish a disaster upon no one, but they happen. At least you can be there to help when disaster strikes and help your community recover. But with disaster clean up being such a unique industry, how do you get your foot in the door to help your community when they...

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Is flood insurance a good investment?

Is flood insurance a good investment?

One person says flood insurance is a waste of money, while someone else says it is a wise investment. So how do you decide for yourself? What should you consider? We asked experts and real-life flood insurance customers to get honest opinions. Here is what they had to...

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Dealing with Water Damage

Dealing with Water Damage

Having “waded out” my fair share of natural and plumbing disasters, I can say with confidence that water damage in all of its forms is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a person, a family, and a community. The very nature of water is to fill its...

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