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The Effect of COVID-19 on Time Element Claims

Time element claims, including both business interruption and rental value loss are typically measured from the date of physical damage sustained to a property until the date when the damaged or destroyed property should be put back into service. Insurance policies covering such economic damages...

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The Effect of COVID-19 on the Insurance Claims Market

In this first edition, we seek to provide a brief summary of the key topics arising from the current pandemic that will affect insurance claims. Future editions of this series will provide details into how the current situation is likely to affect claim measurement for...

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Water Damage Restoration: A Guide to Advanced Structural Drying

Advanced Structural Drying (ASD) is the effective, efficient drying of water-damaged buildings and dwellings, using comprehensive knowledge and tools. The process includes the collection of appropriate data for utilization and application of scientific and technical principles. Psychrometry - the science of drying, helps to track...

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Common Causes of Electric Space Heater Fires & Methods of Prevention

We all love staying warm in winter. We turn up the thermostat, burn logs in our fireplace; heat up the bed with an electric blanket, and sometimes use electric space heaters to keep the temperature cozy. When it comes to space heaters, it’s important to...

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Environmental Considerations in the Claims Process

Following notification of impact to a property through the claims notification process, restorers are regularly called upon to make necessary initial decisions regarding water extraction and drying and impacted material removal. Prevailing documentation, including the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC’s) S500 Standard...

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Infrared Testing

Infrared Thermography is the process of acquiring and analyzing thermal image information captured by a non-destructive thermal imaging device, often referred to as an infrared camera or an IR camera. These devices detect the heat energy emitted and reflected by objects and present this information...

 
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