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Is Mold Lurking Inside Your Commercial Property?

You can trust us when we say that something you never want to see inside your commercial property is mold. It smells, it spreads rapidly, and it can make you extremely ill. But living in Houston and being no strangers to floods and hurricanes, we experience mold more than other areas do. Especially after Hurricane Harvey. After natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and buildings. The…

Fire Season Is Almost Here — Start Preparing Your Business Today

Hurricane season is a big deal for Houstonians. We know when it is, we prepare for it, and we actively watch for updates on the news. This year has been the most active hurricane season in a long time, and it’s probably safe to say we will all be happy to see it end. But what happens right after hurricane season is something that not many people know about — fire season. Fire season starts in the right around Halloween,…

Plan Ahead — How To Rebuild Your Business After A Natural Disaster

We have faced our fair share of natural disasters in Houston over the past few years. Being prepared for hurricanes and floods is something that we know how to do. But bouncing back, especially after Harvey, isn’t always so easy. Fingers crossed, hurricane season for our area is coming to an end. But that means that fire season is quickly approaching. The fact is, disasters can happen at any time, and this is why it’s so important to make sure…

Foundation Repair 101 — How Is Your Commercial Property Holding Up?

A nightmare for any business owner is to learn that their commercial property has a foundation problem. Foundation issues are significant, and need to be addressed as soon as possible. If not, a small crack can quickly become large and costly. And because we live in Texas where heat and humidity are a constant practically year round, you can almost guarantee that your commercial property will eventually have this problem. Disaster America Project Manager Stephen Aaron had to deal with…

Harvey Recap — The Disasters Houston Faced

Hurricane Harvey has come and gone, but Houston will be cleaning up the mess for years to come. Harvey, considered an historic hurricane, hit hard and caused flooding that no one has ever seen before. The typical hurricane starts out strong, weakens as it makes landfall, and moves on quickly. But that is not what happened with Harvey. Meteorologist Jonathan Belles with Weather.com summed it up perfectly: “Meteorologically, southeast Texas, at the time, was pretty much a giant stop sign.…

Cause Of Commercial Water Damage And How To Clean It Up

Last week we talked about the dangers of flash flooding and how a flash flood can unexpectedly destroy your home and office. Unfortunately, there are many other ways that your office can flood, and as a business owner it’s important that you know what these are, what to do about it, and whom to call. Water damage is serious, and if you are not prepared or don’t have a plan in place when it happens to you, your business could…

The Dangers Of Flash Floods

It can happen in an instant. A little rain turns quickly into a violent flood, and Houston is no stranger to this phenomenon. We experienced massive flash flooding two years in a row — in 2015 and 2016. In June of 2016, Houston had 15 inches of rainfall in a span of 12 hours, and 20 inches a few days later, causing the second 100-year rainstorm in less than a week. But flooding of this magnitude has to be predicted,…

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard — Understand Storm Terminology

We are currently in the middle of hurricane season. And that means that anytime you turn on the weather channel or watch the weather segment on the news, you are going to hear technical weather terms. Most of us know what a hurricane is, but do you know the difference between a tropical depression and a tropical storm? And when you hear these terms, do you know what precautions to take to protect your property if one of them hits…

Sinkholes Hit Close To Home — Watch For Signs

You don’t hear about sinkholes as often as tornadoes or hurricanes, but when they happen, they are big news. Some recent stories featured sinkholes in Florida and Illinois as well as here in Texas. They are big news because happen fast, grow quickly, and have the ability to wipe out a significant amount of land within minutes. What is a sinkhole? Conserve Energy Future says sinkholes “occur due to erosion or underground water. They start developing a long time before…

Hail Can Cause Extensive Damage — Stay Alert!

Ever been in a hail storm? If you have, you know it’s not fun, especially if you are stuck on the road. Hail can cause a lot of damage depending on its size, and it’s hard to predict when it will hit, although certain areas are more prone to hailstorms than others. Midland is flat and prone to heavy winds, so hail storms happen there fairly often. But it was the size of the hail from a storm just last…

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