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Prepare Your Business for Wildfire Season

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Businesses have the responsibility to ensure their property is prepared for wildfire season. As with any natural disaster, business owners should develop a disaster recovery plan that outlines the necessary steps to keep the business afloat under dire circumstances.

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Types of Fires and How to Extinguish Them

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Did you know that there are at least five different types of fires? Fires are classed into certain categories and are based on the fire’s fuel source. Keep your home or business safe by keeping on hand the right types of equipment that are designed to put out specific types of fires.

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Hurricane Season – Start, End and How to Prepare

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Hurricanes are a known natural danger. The ways to prepare for a hurricane are plentiful. The first step is to be aware of when hurricane season starts and how severe hurricane scientists anticipate these major storms to be. The following tips and videos can help you stay informed and be prepared when hurricane starts.

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Smoke and Soot Removal: DIY or Hire a Pro?

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Smoke and soot not only serve as reminders of the fire until they’re removed, but they continue to damage structural elements and everything inside. You may be tempted to try to clean the fire aftermath yourself, but there’s more to smoke and soot removal than going in with rags and a bucket and mop.

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Mold in Rental House: What to Do

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Laws offer some level of protection when it comes to mold growth within rental units. State laws vary and change over time. Usually, in all 50 states, state law outlines that landlords are responsible for the cost of mold remediation if the mold growth occurs due to a fault of the landlord, such as failing to repair a leaky roof or fix a broken water pipe that caused mold growth.

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Wildfire Forest Fire Smoke Odor in Your Home – How to Remove

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Smoke from a wildfire can spread for miles and it contains ash particles and soot that can be damaging to your property and dangerous for your health. If you live close to the wildfires in California, it is very important to be aware of the potentially dangerous levels of smoke and what you can do to protect your home from the odor.  The following tips will help you protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of wildfire smoke, and remove residual smoke odors from your home.