Expert Tips for Fire & Flood Restoration, Mold Remediation, Continuity Planning & More

As homeowners and building managers, you can’t always prevent a disaster, but you can be ready when one strikes. To help you prepare, restore, and, in some cases, stop damage from occurring to your home or business, we regularly share important insights on fire, water and mold hazards, as well as expert tips on continuity planning, disaster recovery plans, hurricane preparedness and more.

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Dos & Don’ts After Fire Damage

Building fires are devastating and scary, and in the days following a fire, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Home and business owners often question what to do and where to start. To help you with the process, our fire damage restoration experts put together this list of Fire Damage Dos and Don’ts. What To Do…
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Tips to Prevent Chimney Fires

Chimney fires are one of the leading causes of house fires in the northeast this time of year. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than 22,000 chimney fires annually, causing upwards of $125 million in property damage across the United States. What Causes a Chimney Fire? The most common cause…
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Prevent Pipes from Freezing & Bursting

When outside temperatures dip below freezing, the pipes in your home are at risk of freezing and bursting. In fact, pipe bursts are one of the leading causes of winter water damage in Albany NY. And the northeast isn’t the only region affected. Contrary to what you might expect, homes in southern climates are often…
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Now Offering Water Damage Restoration in Worcester MA

MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration is excited to announce a new location will open in Worcester County Massachusetts on April 1, 2021. The new location will meet the growing demand for disaster recovery services in New England and the Northeast, and will primarily focus on commercial water damage restoration, mold remediation and biohazard clean up…
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Business Reopening Plans May Call for Mold Remediation

Now that we have passed the fourth stage of reopening in New York State, businesses are opening their doors, schools are looking to get back in session, and commercial workspaces that once sat vacant are welcoming back their employees. As much of the concern is focused around the COVID-19 pandemic and attempting to establish face…
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How to Put Together a Business Continuity Plan

Creating a team is the first step in creating a successful Business Continuity Plan. The members of the business continuity team provide efficient direction and leadership in the event of a disaster. Make sure the team you build includes skilled communicators with expertise in logistics, capable of executing emergency response protocols. Leadership team members might…
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What is business continuity and why is it critical to operations?

Business continuity planning is defined as: a management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten a company; provides a framework for building resilience; and develops the capability for an effective response to safeguard the interests of the stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities. Business continuity is critical to organizational stability! By identifying the most critical…
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The Value Of Creating & Maintaining a Continuity Plan

No one wants to talk about the possibility of a disaster or crisis happening to their business, so why should you? 2018 Natural Catastrophes Natural catastrophes may occur in your business’s geographical area, and having a solid business continuity plan in place before a natural disaster happens is critical for ensuring a smooth response. The…
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Creating a Home Inventory

By taking the time to create a home inventory list, the process of producing a list of lost or damaged items to your insurance company following property damage will be a lot easier, saving you time. Having a disaster strike your home is scary and stressful enough, and there is no reason you need to…
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