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5 Dangerous Myths About Water and Sewage Damage Restoration

With the introduction of indoor plumbing came the most common types of water damage to a building. Whether you have a broken dishwasher flooding your restaurant or a burst sewage pipe backing up into your basement, water and sewer damage requires a quick and effective response.  There are a few misconceptions that can lead to severe long-term damage to your …

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How to Safely Handle Meth Use at Your Rental Property

No property owner or manager wants a meth situation on their hands. It’s a major hazard and can pose health and safety risks for you and your residents. However, as hard as you try to keep your property safe and clean, it can still happen. Methamphetamine cooks are quite clever and have learned ways to go undetected. Fortunately, there are …

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Storm Chasers: Why You Should Avoid Them and How to Spot Them

When your home or property has sustained damage from severe weather, the last thing you need is a scam or a shady deal from unqualified and unreliable contractors just out to make their next buck. Unfortunately, there are many dishonest and unethical businesses out there on the hunt for homeowners and property managers to take advantage of.  Knowing how to …

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A Commercial Tenant’s Guide to Fire Legal Liability Insurance

The National Fire Protection Association’s latest statistics show that non-residential structure fires, which include retail and office properties, accounted for 22,000 reported fires and caused $209 million in damage in 2019.   When it comes to liability for property damage after a fire, a tenant of a commercial rental property has a greater responsibility for those damages. If it’s determined that …

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What Insurance Do You Need to Cover a Vehicle-into-Building Crash?

In Boone County, Missouri, a 15-year-old driver crashed into both a restaurant and a nail salon. They damaged the external concrete wall separating the two businesses, breaking windows, and destroying much of the interior spaces to both businesses.  In moments, both businesses were shut down and would require immediate damage control and require a long-term restoration process. While news of …

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Vehicle Into Building Crashes: How to Prevent Them at Your Business

Did you know that a car crashes into a commercial building 60 times a day in America, injuring close to 4,000 people annually?  One of the most tragic statistics coming from these kinds of accidents is that close to 500 people are killed every year in these types of crashes–people who are innocently walking in a store or sitting in …

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What Are You Required To Do When A Tenant Dies In Your Property?

Most landlords worry about what they would do if a tragic incident occurred on their property.  One of the scariest and most serious events that can happen is having a renter die in your property. This can be an overwhelming experience for even the most well-seasoned property managers. It’s important to be as prepared as possible to navigate the death …

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What is a Landlord Responsible for After a Fire?

While many landlord responsibilities are easy routine management, there are only a handful of events that can be catastrophic and require immediate action–a fire is one of them, and can be one of the most traumatic situations for both a landlord and their tenant. It requires lightning fast decision making within hours of a fire. As a landlord, don’t get …

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Tips to Protect Your Vacant Business or Building from Floods

There are several reasons why a business property may be vacant for a period of time. Reasons may be range from temporary closings, transitioning between tenants, or scheduled renovations. During these vacancies buildings risk flooding, which can go unnoticed until people return to the building. The longer vacant property flooding is left untreated, the more severe the damage, causing you …