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First Onsite Partners with Alert Labs

(MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, September 21, 2022) First Onsite Property Restoration (First Onsite), one of Canada’s largest disaster recovery and restoration providers, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Alert Labs, a provider of solutions for real-time water usage monitoring, flood detection, and analytics. The partnership will help First Onsite’s commercial clients proactively minimize…

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Destin, FL: Pizzeria Fire Damage

THE CHALLENGE In late 2021, an electrical fire at a Destin, Florida pizzeria caused extensive damage to the 650-seat restaurant’s all-wood interior, structure, and roof. Because of the establishment’s popularity and large footprint in a high-traffic area, every day it wasn’t serving up pizzas meant thousands of dollars in lost revenue. With the busy tourist…

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Hurricane Preparedness

Atlantic hurricane season is upon us, and this year’s forecast predicts that this summer may be one of the worst in 100 years. While the Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1, hurricane activity really ramps up in August. Over 90% of Atlantic hurricane activity occurs between August and October, and this year, those…

Dealing With Wildfire Damage

About The Wildfire Guide With severe North American wildfires taking place in recent years, damage prevention and safety should be a top priority for business owners in wildfire-prone regions. Your ability to move quickly after a wildfire can have a potentially large impact on recovery time and overall costs—and preparation can start even before the…

Wildfire; How to Prepare and React

The Rising Dangers of Wildfires Recent events in regions across Canada have highlighted how wildfires are impacting our communities. The data shows we are experiencing more wildfires and they continue to intensify in size and heat. Together these increases also threatens our ability to contain the wildfires as effectively. Many factors affect wildfire behaviour and…

Hurricane Predictions 2022

With another big Atlantic storm season in most experts’ forecasts, 2022 is shaping up to be one for the record books. Current 2022 hurricane predictions from Colorado State University say the Atlantic hurricane season could see 20 named storms, including 10 hurricanes, with five potentially reaching Category 3, 4, or 5 (i.e., major) intensity on…

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New York City: Historic Cathedral Fire

FIRE AT THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE On April 14, 2019, a fire broke out in a historical art storage crypt in the basement of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Though the fire was quickly extinguished, billowing smoke spared no surface in the church from soot and odor contamination. Church…

How to Get Back on Your Feet After Residential Fire

Experiencing a house fire of any severity can be a truly a shattering experience.  It can quickly throw a homeowner’s life into chaos and evoke a torrent of emotions.  Hardest of all, in the midst of the turmoil, life-changing decisions that can affect a homeowner’s personal and financial affairs for years to come have to…

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Massachusetts: Industrial Fire Mitigation

A leading manufacturer, who produces injection-molded plastic packaging, thermoformed products, flexible films and tapes and coatings, was struck by a fire at their Massachusetts plant. The fire caused more than $400,000 worth of damage affecting 70,000-square-feet of the building including specialized equipment to run the facility. An unplanned shut down of operations was not an…

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Miami, Florida: Government Center Fire & Water Mitigation

THE PROBLEM In September of 2015, a government building experienced a fire on the 15th floor of the property. The cause of the fire was an electrical appliance in one of the employee’s cubicles. The heat generated from the fire caused the fire sprinkler to discharge, resulting in thousands of gallons of water being dispersed…