5 Essential Practices of Home Water Damage Prevention

A single hurricane can cause billions of dollars in damages. Even a smaller storm can cause flooding and destruction to your home. In 2017, 19.5% of property damage claims were related to water damage and freezing incidents. Don’t wait until a storm hits. Instead, you can take the proactive approach and protect your home before it’s […]

What Are the Most Common Causes of House Fires in America?

To help avoid a devastating house fire, you have to know what causes them. In 2019, there were nearly 400,000 residential fires in America causing nearly 4,000 civilian deaths and just over $7 billion dollars in damage. Household fires are by far the most prevalent type of fire in the US, and one of the […]

Identifying the Root: What Causes Mold in Basement Areas?

Are your allergies getting worse? Do you feel like your eyes, nose and throat are always itchy and watery? These symptoms may be common seasonal allergies, or they may be the effects of growing mold in basement areas. Even if your basement appears clean, mold could be growing in hidden areas, wreaking havoc on you […]

How to Naturally Get Rid of Smoke Smell After a Disaster

Throughout the United States, fire departments responded to a fire every 24 seconds in 2017. The 1,319,500 total fires that occurred that year resulted in $23 billion in direct property loss. Once a fire is out, there will be a major cleanup to deal with. Smoke tends to stick around. Don’t wait to get rid […]

9 Effective Ways to Protect Your Home From Natural Disasters

Between 1851 and 2017, there were a total of 91 major hurricanes (categories 3-5). The two most expensive Hurricanes, Katrina and Harvey, each cost $125 billion in damages. This amount doesn’t take into account tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis that tear through homes across the world. How would your home hold up if devastation were to […]

BLACKMON MOORING & BMS CAT ACQUIRED BY AEA INVESTORS

On September 30th, 2019, Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT completed a sale to AEA Investors LP, a leading private equity firm based in New York. The acquisition allows for growth and expansion opportunities, while maintaining exceptional operational response throughout the nation.   Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT will continue to manage and operate all 17 […]

After the Fire – A Comprehensive Post-House Fire Checklist

Nearly 365,000 residential fires occur on average each year. Picking up the pieces after a fire strikes your home can be overwhelming and it may be hard to know where to even start. It’s a lengthy process, involving the fire department, insurance companies, contractors, and city inspectors. If you’ve recently experienced a fire at your […]

Tips for Protecting Your Roof from Mold

Mold can cause a lot of problems for commercial buildings. Ideally, you want to be able to prevent the problem before it becomes a major issue and avoid having to close your building for multiple days to deal with mold remediation. Check out these few tips on how you can prevent mold from developing in […]

5 Common Places Mold Can Grow in a Home

Approximately 600,000 children, age five and below, die from indoor and outdoor air pollution-caused diseases. In developed countries, the numbers are significantly lower, but it remains a grave concern. Mold is a trigger of both allergic reactions and asthma attacks. If left alone, mold can grow into a severe problem for your house. Don’t forget […]

How to Recover From Home Water Damage

Nearly 40% of homeowners in the U.S. have incurred losses caused by water damage. Most of these problems are caused by leaky roofs, faulty plumbing, broken washers and water heaters. Natural catastrophes such as massive flooding and hurricanes also ruin houses with different scales of severity. During a water damage disaster, many homeowners feel helpless, […]