The Advantages of Restoration Services from a General Contractor
20th Mar 2020
It might seem obvious that when you need to recover from a disaster of some sort, you’d want a contractor who would completely restore your home to pre-loss condition. Some people, however, assume that they should call one company for restoration services for water extrication and clean-up and then a general contractor afterward for rebuilding. The reality is that there are options out there where you can work with one company for every part of the restoration. There are several...
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Hand Hygiene (COVID-19)
17th Mar 2020
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Hand Hygiene:
- leaning staff should wear disposable gloves and gowns for all tasks in the cleaning process, including handling trash.
- Gloves and gowns should be compatible with the disinfectant products being used.
- Additional PPE might be required based on the cleaning/disinfectant products being used and whether there is a risk of splash.
- Gloves and gowns should be removed carefully to avoid contamination of the wearer and the...
Important Things to Know about Flood Damage
20th Feb 2020
Coming home from vacation to a flooded home because of a plumbing failure, burst pipe or having severe weather cause flooding in your home is never expected or appreciated. You may have an emergency plan in place for a variety of situations, but flood damage
may not be one of the things you’ve planned for. Since it can happen without notice, it is a good idea to get a few facts in mind so that you can better deal with flood damage if it happens to you. Here are some important things to...
Water Tips When Hurricane Damage or Severe Storm Damage Has Contaminated the Water Supply
20th Jan 2020
It is not uncommon for a hurricane to disrupt the public water supply and make it unsafe for consumption and even for other uses. While the human body can endure three weeks without food, in most cases, it cannot go more than three days without water. It is common to focus on getting your home or business restored after hurricane damage
, but you should also take care to resolve your water supply while you wait for the area to become safe again. Here are a few ways you can keep yourself...
What Can Be Salvaged by a Contents Restoration Professional?
20th Dec 2019
If you home or business has experienced damage from a disaster, you probably expect the contents to be a total loss. Between fire, smoke, and water, and potentially even mold, it can seem incomprehensible that anything could be salvaged. In fact, the vast majority of restoration companies practice disaster recovery with that premise and will charge you to remove and dispose of nearly everything. What you should know is that a professional with contents restoration
training can salvage...
Follow These Risk Prevention Tips to Avoid Disaster
20th Nov 2019
There are two types of risk prevention
: taking steps to avoid a disaster from happening and taking steps after a disaster to keep the damage from becoming worse. It can be helpful to understand the main disasters that you can prevent and what to do about the ones you cannot. Here are a few risk prevention tips that can make a difference.
• Tip #1 – Secure your home before going on vacation
. If you do not have a trustworthy home-sitter keeping an eye on your home every day, you...
The Season for Frozen Pipes Has Begun! What You Need to Know
19th Nov 2019
As the temperatures drop in the Carolinas, it is common to prepare yourself from winter’s cold. You dig out your winter clothes, heavy boots, and outerwear so you can be sure that you’ll be warm when you head outside. If you forgot to take into consideration what the cold can do to your home’s plumbing system, frozen pipes
could be your unfortunate sign that North and South Carolina have hit sustained freezing temperatures.
Pipes can burst when water in the line freezes and expands,...
Emergency Restoration Xperts (ERX) Welcomes New VP of Operations
07th Nov 2018
Emergency Restoration Xperts (ERX) welcomes Andy Kurtas as the Vice President of Operations, accountable for overseeing day-to-day operations to support the growth of the organization in pursuit of its goals.
With over 20 years of leadership experience in multiple industries, Andy will be focusing on strategic planning, goal-setting, and improving operational efficiency in preparation for the company's continued growth.
Andy comes to ERX after 17 years of leadership service with...
Emergency Restoration Xperts (ERX) Ranks No. 3033 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 133%
15th Sep 2018
Inc. magazine recently revealed that Emergency Restoration Xperts (ERX) is No. 3033 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as...