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ASBESTOS IN NYC IS MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK

It has been discovered that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority pumped large amounts of asbestos-filled air into an East New York bus depot for decades, exposing more than a thousand employees and possibly high school students (working as interns) to asbestos, the Daily News reported on Monday. Every air vent that services the first three floors of the bus depot – …

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KEEP YOUR HOLIDAYS ACCIDENT-FREE WITH THESE SAFETY TIPS

Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays are soon to be upon us. This festive season provides a great opportunity to celebrate with family and friends and partake in delicious food, but it also provides an opportunity for accidents to happen. With the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s easy for things to get out of control, we know we’ve seen …

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SCARY STORM SITUATIONS THAT YOU SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT

Storm season can be really scary for us here in the U.S, and we’re not talking about ghosts, spirits and trick-or-treat scary; we’re talking about hurricane and tornado scary. Rock Emergency is based in New York, but our team is dispatched all across the county to help with various storms. Just recently we were in the Carolinas to help with …

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IT’S HURRICANE PEAK SEASON & OUR RESTORATION COMPANY CAN HELP YOU WEATHER THE STORM.

We are in the middle of the hurricane season now. It was less than 3 weeks ago that Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas and passed over the eastern seaboard of the U.S. Over the past few years, Labor Day has come to symbolize the peak of hurricane season and it’s during September and October that we see some of the …

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DEALING WITH WATER DAMAGE

A pipe burst, your washing machine broke or it rained a little too much, and suddenly you have your own personal pond down in your basement. Water problems are a nightmare for homeowners, especially when those problems lead to significant flooding. Dealing with water damage or a flood is time-consuming, expensive, and isn’t always covered by homeowners insurance. Depending on …

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MEET OUR OSHA OFFICER – DAN RABOLVSKY

In an industry like ours, health and safety is a top priority. At Rock Emergency, the man responsible for minimizing our health and safety risks and ensuring that our technicians have optimal training to deal with workplace hazards is Daniel F. Rabolvsky Jr. With more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, Dan is a valuable asset to our team …

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FORECASTS CALL FOR A NORMAL HURRICANE SEASON, BUT “IT ONLY TAKES ONE”

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season should be “near normal,” government forecasters announced on Thursday, with the likelihood of nine to 15 named storms, and two to four major Category 3 hurricanes with winds of 111 miles per hour or greater. Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30, with the peak coming in August, September, and …

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JOB SAFETY: PRIORITY #1 FOR ROCK EMERGENCY EMPLOYEES

In the restoration industry, there are many risks that threaten the health and safety of our technicians and others who traverse the damaged/worksite. Health and job safety is a big consideration for all of us here at Rock Emergency. It is a big part of our job safety training programs and the way we operate. We strictly follow the Occupational …

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IS THERE ASBESTOS IN MY HOME? – HOW TO CHECK AND WHAT TO DO IF ASBESTOS IS FOUND

Many homes built before 1980 contain asbestos in old floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding, insulation (around boilers, ducts, pipes, sheeting, fireplaces), pipe cement, and joint compound used on seams between pieces of sheetrock. Some newer houses may also contain asbestos. Some homes may also contain vermiculite attic insulation contaminated with asbestos. Property damage claims can no …

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ROCK EMERGENCY CHALKS UP 10+ YEARS OF GROWTH & EXCELLENCE

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” — James Cash Penney At Rock Emergency, we stay continuously focused and dedicated to self-improvement to make sure that our customers get the emergency response they need to minimize damage and get on the path to restoration. During the past 10 years, that philosophy has helped …

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DETECT AND PREVENT WATER DAMAGE AND MOLD

Water and Mold Problems Standing water on the floor is easy to see. Less obvious signs of problems include: Unexpected increases in your water bill Stains on walls, floors or ceilings Damaged or warped flooring Warped bottom panels in under-sink cabinets Peeling paint or wallpaper Corrosion on plumbing valves and fittings Deal with water and mold problems as you find …

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HOW THE PROS AT ROCK EMERGENCY TACKLE WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

The chances of you being able to witness the pros tackle water damage while they take care of a water damage cleanup project aren’t that high unless you’ve had the misfortune of experiencing a flood or burst pipe, and you’re in need of water damage remediation services. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be aware of the processes taken …

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WHAT MAKES A CATASTROPHIC FLOOD? AND IS CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSING MORE OF THEM?

The first thing to understand: It’s complicated. Each flood is its own phenomenon, tied to the specific circumstances in the area. “Flooding is complex,” Deke Arndt, a climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Thursday in a briefing on the potentially dire flood season. “It has to do with precipitation falling to the ground,” Mr. Arndt said, “but …

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RECENT FLOODS AND HOW ROCK CAN HELP!

It goes without saying that some rainfall records were surpassed in 2018.  This resulted in lots of unprecedented flooding throughout various parts of the United States. Now, even though we’re already four months into the new year, some states are still experiencing heavy rainfall and in some cases, extreme flooding where towns are now underwater. Places along the Missouri and …

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SEWAGE CLEANUP: SMELLY, CHALLENGING … & PROFITABLE WHEN DONE RIGHT

When you originally got into water damage restoration, you knew that you’d be getting your hands dirty; along with your arms, legs, face and the rest of your body. But you may not have considered that it could get worse – if you decided to add smelly sewage cleanup to your list of services. “Sucking sewage” may not be the …

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WHETHER CRIME SCENE OR SEWAGE CLEAN-UPS, YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON ROCK EMERGENCY!

It never hurts to have a bit of action in a story. A little blood, a bit of gore. Classic shows like CSI and Law & Order have been on our television screens for years and more often than not, we get to see the detectives in action at a crime scene. It’s often left unanswered what exactly happens after …

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS – PROTECT YOURS!

For many of us, our lives are all about how to protect the people and things we love.  We love our spouses/ significant others, our kids, our family, our pets and at some point, we fall in love with a place that we decide to call home. If you really think about it, our homes are actually one of our …

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A COLD WINTER FOR COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES – BURST FROZEN PIPES

Freezing weather can cause many little inconveniences, from slippery sidewalks to one of the most common problems – frozen water pipes. Though we will always advocate for prevention, sometimes frozen water pipes that burst is going to be inevitable for many reasons. If you’re affected by this unfortunate twist of events and the basement or any area of your business …

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A SEASON FOR COMPASSION

The holiday season is usually a time that inspires hope, joy, and cheers in many. It’s a time to enjoy the company of friends and family while creating new memories while adhering to traditions. However, this season of goodwill can sometimes unexpectedly turn to stress, sadness, and hopelessness for some. This was the experience of the Nacco family in Greece, …

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CAN YOUR BUSINESS SURVIVE A NATURAL DISASTER?

Can your business survive a natural disaster? Many don’t. More than 30 percent of businesses never reopen their doors after they’ve been closed down by a natural disaster like  hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, or another devastating calamity. A disaster recovery plan and adequate insurance are keys to getting back to business, say the Insurance Information Institute and the Institute for Business …

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM ROCK EMERGENCY

Each year, Thanksgiving affords us the opportunity to reflect on all of the blessings in our lives. While we take the time to express our gratitude for small and big victories this year, we dedicate a special moment to remembering those victims of hurricanes, especially Hurricane Florence that had a devastating impact on the Carolinas. Based on what we’ve seen …