IF YOU’VE EXPERIENCED fire damage or smoke damage in your home or business, you may be wondering where to go for assistance and what to do next. Even a small fire can cause serious damage to a home or business. Flames, heat, smoke, and water used to put out the fire can have destructive effects on personal belongings as well as structures.
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Water Damage Checklist: What You Should Do Immediately
WATER DAMAGE IS one of the most frustrating and damaging events that can happen in your home or business. Water damage can result from a variety of different situations. Each situation is a little different and comes with different clean up procedures. No matter what caused the water damage, there are some routine procedures that you can follow until help arrives to prevent further damage.
What To Know About Mold
We do not recommend handling mold by yourself. Hiring a professional mold remediation service to get rid of mold is the only way to ensure maximum safety. While there is no substitute for hiring cleaning professionals to handle mold inside your home, if you absolutely must do it yourself, be sure to wear goggles, gloves, and a HEPA face mask.
Indoor Air Quality Tips
At COIT, we believe that indoor air quality is an important aspect of any healthy home and business and the CDC agrees especially because COVID viral particles spread between people more readily indoors than outdoors.
Standards, Best Practices, and Public Policy Following Surfside Condo Collapse
The past two weeks have been devastating after witnessing the partial collapse of the Champlain Tower South condominium in Surfside, Fla., learning of the lives that perished, and seeing the tragedy’s impact on survivors and those in the immediate community. An investigation into the cause of the condo collapse is ongoing; standards of practice and legal requirements related to ensuring maintenance and structural integrity of condominiums understandably are coming under scrutiny.
How To Help Those Affected At Champlain Towers South
The Southeast Florida Chapter of CAI is assisting with the collection efforts for those affected by the events at Champlain Towers South in Surfside. They have shared some ways for non-local CAI members to donate.
Rain, Rain, Go Away!
April showers bring May flowers…and sometimes uninsured losses! Building damage caused by heavy rain, clogged gutters and storm drains, accumulated water in a crawl space and any other water that originates OUTSIDE of a building is generally excluded on most policies for several reasons.
Water Damage: When Should You Call A Professional?
With water damage, there are situations where it is important to call a professional. Here are some examples of situations where professional help should be sought out:
Remove Mold At The Source
Mold is ubiquitous to our environment, and if trapped moisture is involved in an enclosed space, it can create an unpleasant odor issue. The best way to mitigate? Remove it at the source.