Humidity and Temp Control When Air Handling Units Are Down

Posted Aug 07 2017

Business leaders can benefit from understanding the importance of humidity and temp control when shutting down, upgrading or replacing commercial air handling units. Making changes to the air handling unit is often an attempt at improving the economics and operational efficiency for the enterprise. Depending on the nature of the business, most enterprises can’t stay…

Prepping for Hurricane Season in South Florida

Posted Jul 17 2017

Florida residents already pay the highest home insurance costs in the country. At the start of hurricane season on June 1, insurers increased some of these rates by up to 10 percent due to the weather forecasts. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on Nov. 30. One local meteorologist described a forecast projecting average to below…

How far will mold in your AC closet spread?

Posted Jul 10 2017

Moisture is typically the culprit when you find mold growth in the AC closet. In damp, moist conditions, mold can spread quite rapidly from one location to another. Checking the unit and drying out the room regularly are the best ways to prevent mold from spreading to the rest of the home. Understanding more about…

Hoarders and the Rights of Property Management

Posted Jun 26 2017

Hoarding typically leads to a unit becoming an unsafe one to dwell in. The hoarding may even cause structural damage to the property. Damaged walls and floors are not uncommon when hoarders are living inside the unit. Hoarding often allows undetected leaks to damage the structure of the building over time. The mold, bugs, and…

What is Cat 3 Dirty Water?

Posted Jun 16 2017

Cat3, or Category 3, is the most severe type of water damage a property owner can encounter. Often times, this type of damage is referred to as dirty water or black water. This is highly contaminated water that could be very toxic to any occupants inside the dwelling. There could be organic substances that are…

Preventative Maintenance, What should you be doing?

Posted May 24 2017

Property owners and managers in South Florida know better than most that preventative maintenance is critical for retaining tenants and property value. One of the main decisions to consider is how to schedule the frequency of the preventative maintenance that’s needed. You also need to decide whether you are absorbing the costs or passing them…

Why Choose a Water Damage Restoration Company to Handle Water Damage Emergencies

Posted May 12 2017

Even when you live in a low flood hazard zone, there is no guarantee that the next storm will not flood your home. A single flood is enough to cause serious damage to your property. Dirty water containing bacteria and viruses will soak your furniture.  Mold will spread quickly, spreading its spores that may lead…

Mold Effects on People with Sensitive Allergies

Posted Apr 12 2017

Researchers have determined that exposure to mold can cause allergic symptoms and impair people who have asthma. Direct exposure to mold for a prolonged period can cause occupants to suffer from eye irritation, coughing and a runny nose. These conditions may be treated with medication over-the-counter, but they can develop into serious infections if left…

Contingency Planning, What Should You be Doing?

Posted Apr 04 2017

What happens when the backup plan fails and everything goes wrong? What’s the contingency plan then? These are questions every legitimate organization needs to be able to answer before disaster strikes. Contingency plans are especially important in regions like South Florida, where a tropical storm, hurricane or water damage may be severe enough to substantially…

Higher Deductibles from Hurricanes

Posted Mar 24 2017

High hurricane and windstorm deductibles in South Florida are challenging for many property owners and managers. Deductibles for water damage have also been increasing recently, making it harder to manage common water issues associated with owning multiple units, commercial spaces and multi-family homes in South Florida. Property owners and managers can benefit from learning how…

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