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Mold is a general term used to describe multicellular fungi that usually grows on organic material. Many people confuse mold with a close relative called yeast. Yeast is different in that it's a single cell organism versus the multicellular nature of mold. Mold can grow...

While the classification of any water damage loss at a disaster scene needs to be done by a disaster recovery professional, it's beneficial that you have a high level understanding of what those classifications are and any health and/or property risks that are associated with that classification.

The water damage classification actually refers to the nature of the loss and not the level of the damage. This rating takes into account the source of the water, along with it's current state of contamination. Commonly used rating terminology is as follows: 

RYAN OAKLEY, VICE PRESIDENT AND OWNER OF EMERG+NC Property Rescuers® RESPONSIVELY LEADS EMERG+NC Property Rescuers® DURING COVID 19 REP0NSE. "WE ARE AN EMERGENCY PROPERTY DAMAGE 'FIRST RESPONDER'. WE ARE ON THE FRONT LINES 24/7 MEETING THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES NEEDS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA"...

WHY CPL: Fungi/Bacterial/Pollution Liability Insurance is a MUST have when HIRING a restoration company. What is CPL? Contractor Pollution Liability Insurance is a Specialized General Liability (GL) Insurance Policy that extends the contractor's typical liability coverage for services provided to ALSO cover the property owners in cases...

As falling temperatures cause water to freeze and expand, any pipe - plastic or metal – can rupture and burst, resulting in extensive and potentially expensive water damage to floors, walls and ceilings. But homes in all climates are subject to water damage whether as a...

24/7 Emergency Services for Water, Mold, Fire/Smoke and Biohazard Certified Insurance Claims Specialists - Family Owned and Operated EMERG+NC Property Rescuers which is owned and managed by Kevin Oakley, are Certified Restoration Insurance Claim Experts that provide 24/7 Emergency Property Damage Restoration guaranteed. Our business works with all...

Insurance policy holder's beware: The property insurance industry needs to make changes State Farm, ServiceMaster, and Servpro Collude to Cheat Disabled Woman and Her Family out of Insurance Benefits, Ruining Their Home in the Process, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP Lawsuit Alleges In the past, property restoration...

By Ryan Oakley, Vice President/Licensed General Contractor at EMERG-NC Property Rescuers® My first “real” job out of college was at a small - online interactive advertising agency in the Raleigh, NC marketplace. The now much larger business is called MediaTwo Interactive, founded and still lead by a...

Now that the hurricane season has officially begun, the prevention of wind damage should be on the forefront of every North Carolinian’s mind.  Although there is nothing we can do to prevent hurricanes or other storms from occurring, there are steps we can take to...