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  Sewer water can contain all types of toxic and hazardous contaminants.  Having your property properly cleaned can help ensure the health safety of your family and/or employees. Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Sewer Backup by EMERG-NC Property Rescuers. Is it safe for my...

That's a tough call to make as there are a number of factors that can play a role in the answer. Things to consider include: The extent or level of flooding Possible structural damage The presence of contaminants or harmful bacteria Active utilities such as...

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...

What kind of Insurance coverage do I have for Water Damage? Water damage is one of the most common reasons people make claims on their home insurance.  Did you know that 22 out of 1000 homes suffer a water damage related loss each year?  Water heaters...

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: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EaUJGaQspI&ampYou may be anxious to clean your home after a fire, but unless you take the time to get professional advice, you may be wasting your efforts or creating further damage. Contact your insurance agency immediately once the fire is out. He or she can...

A musty or earthy smell is often a sign that there is mold. But not all molds create definitive odor. A small leak under your kitchen sink can create a big problem. You should regularly look for signs of moisture in your home or office space....

[caption id="attachment_16143" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] disaster emergency operations center[/caption] Emergency Operations Center is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness and emergency management, or disaster management functions at a strategic level in an emergency situation, and ensuring the continuity...