Coverage of the people, tools and techniques related to catastrophe restoration. Insights on responding to hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, localized flooding, snow storms, mudslides, deep freezes and other acts of Mother Nature.
One thing you might want to consider: Is your goal to take the most risk with the highest volume or is it to manage the lowest volume to give you the most money to take home? So, the question to you still is "Should I Stay or should I go?" Google the song and see if it helps your thought process.
I have worked in many CAT losses, where I created friendships with government agents, adjusters, environmental professionals, and restorers. The consensus is “CAT losses are some of the hardest, dirtiest, unsafe, time consuming, physically exhausting, and mentally challenging jobs you will ever be involved with”. If you plan on working in CAT losses, consider the following.
While crises can take many forms, standardizing a response plan to prepare for such events can help ensure your fleet minimizes downtime while maximizing safety. The thoroughness of your fleet’s response plan and protocols allows your organization to remain informed and ready to act during stressful times.
In most cases when a home is damaged by a disaster, the homeowner(s) are already upset by the time the restorer gets there. The last thing a restorer wants to do is add insult to injury by doing or not doing something that could add stress or make the situation worse.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its U.S. Spring Outlook, and for the second year in a row, forecasters predict prolonged, persistent drought in the West where below-average precipitation is most likely.
What exactly is bioterrorism and what does it have to do with cleaning and restoration? Bioterrorism expert Dr. George Buck, Jeff Jones of the Microbial Warrior Experience, Jim Thompson of Jim Thompson & Co., and Larry Cooper of Experience events join us for a panel discussion on the role of cleaning and restoration pros in bioterrorism response in this Ask the Expert episode.
With CAT season coming soon, we invited Avelina Lamb, owner of PuroClean of Chandler, to discuss her franchise’s approach to growing CAT restoration services. She shares advice based on work in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida, as well as fire and smoke damage projects in Colorado following recent wildfires.
When considering abrasives for property restoration, four important physical characteristics help determine proper application. Media blasting expert Wayne Lawrence shares these characteristics along with popular alternatives to sand blasting in this overview of abrasive blast media.
"NOAA’s geostationary satellite system provides the only continuous coverage of the Western Hemisphere, enabling forecasters to issue warnings to protect the lives and property of the one billion people, who live and work in the Americas,” said Steve Volz, Ph.D., assistant administrator of NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service.