Understanding Assignment of Benefits and Hurricane Recovery

Posted Dec 13 2017

There are a number of reports out there warning property owners to be cautious of the Assignment of Benefits agreement they may be offered after filing a claim for hurricane damage. Reports claim consumers could be substantially overcharged if they sign the AOB with an unsavory contractor or restorer. Once consent is provided, these agreements…

Mold in Mechanical Chases: Causes, Concerns, Remediation

Posted Oct 06 2017

It’s often beneficial for property owners and managers to be knowledgeable about the causes, concerns, and remediation associated with mold growth developing in mechanical chases. Mechanical chases are the large openings in the attic plane that allow ducts, pipes or wire bunches to pass from the living space into the attic area. Mold growth indoors…

Improving Field Documentation Benefits Property Restorations

Posted Aug 21 2017

Anytime you have local professionals coming out to the property for maintenance or repairs, you want to be kept in the loop about any serious issues that arise. With property restorations, getting clear and accurate field documentation is even more important. The best restoration professionals provide daily notes on job progress so the customer is…

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…

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