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Act quickly before mold moves in
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted October 26, 2016

Weeks After A Hurricane…Mold Can Move In

Most people know of the dangers floods and hurricanes pose to homes and businesses. What the forget is that mold can move in.

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Our response to Hurricane Matthew
By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted October 08, 2016

On the Scene With Hurricane Matthew Still In Progress

BluSky’s response to Hurricane Matthew is in full force along the Southeast U.S. coast even as the storm is still in progress.

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how to prevent mold damage
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted August 16, 2016

Staying Safe From Mold In Your Florida Home

Having a Florida home, including Coastal-area cities like Tampa, make you more susceptible to mold.

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exterior view of hyatt place hotel
By Candace Johnson Highlighted Projects posted August 12, 2016

Fast response to hotel water damage minimizes lost revenue

Every room in the hotel was either occupied or reserved when a 4th floor sprinkler head suddenly burst one Sunday afternoon in Smyrna, GA, an Atlanta suburb.

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Blue Ridge Companies branding
By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted July 15, 2016

Blue Ridge Companies: Chips for Children Premier Sponsor

BluSky is excited to announce Blue Ridge Companies as a Premier Sponsor of our Chips for Children charity event supporting The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro.

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exterior view of courtyard marriott hotel
By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted July 14, 2016

BluSky responds to Carolina Beach hotel water damage

A 6th floor mechanical fire at the Carolina Beach Courtyard Marriott triggered the sprinkler system throughout the hotel, sending water all the way down to the first floor lobby

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Do I need a restoration company?
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted July 11, 2016

Should I Hire a Disaster Restoration Company?

Has a fire, water, storm, mold or smoke damage event occurred at your home or business? Because these events are rare and extremely stressful, most people don’t know what the next steps are to help restore your property and livelihood. The difference between a professional cleaning and doing it yourself can mean countless extra hours […]

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bridges and roads in city under water
By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted July 01, 2016

BluSky responds to West Virginia flooding

BluSky’s Large Loss Catastrophic Events Team is on the ground in Lewisburg, West Virginia, assisting in the recovery from what is the third-deadliest flooding on record in the state. Torrential rainfall on June 23 dumped up to 12 inches in less than 12 hours there, in what the National Weather Service called a 1,000 year […]

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Memorial Day Safety
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted May 24, 2016

Memorial Day Safety Tips

In the US, we like to think of Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer. It’s a big travel weekend as we head for a beach, lake, or mountain – really anywhere we can spend the weekend in the sun. As you plan your holiday activities, always remember to keep safety top of mind. […]

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how to prevent home flooding
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted May 11, 2016

How to Protect Your Home Against Flooding

Flood Damage Preparedness & Avoidance There are very few places in the country that are immune to the dangers of flooding which means a disaster can strike anywhere. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods caused $2.7 billion in damages between 2001 and 2010, according to the National Flood Insurance Program. Protect […]

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tornado preparedness takes action
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted April 18, 2016

National Prepareathon: Tornado Preparedness Week

Saturday, April 30th is America’s Prepareathon Day – A National Day of Action. This week, April 17-23, the focus is tornado preparedness. Tornadoes can cause thousands if not millions of dollars of damage to homes, businesses or infrastructure…even causing National States of Emergency. We at BluSky want to get the message out about tornadoes as […]

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how to prevent water damage in your home
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted April 05, 2016

How To Prevent Water Damage In Your Home

There are many different opportunities for water damage in your home. Not just natural disasters can cause catastrophic flooding…home appliances can too. The following are popular appliances and places that can cause water damage in your home. Refrigerator Water Damage If you believe the leak is coming from the back of the refrigerator, it may […]

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Water damage emergency tips
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted March 30, 2016

Water Damage Emergency Tips

What You Can Do Before Help Arrives After any water damage emergency, your primary focus should be safety first: Is it safe to stay in the building? Electrical and ‘slip and fall’ hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns. Only do activities that are safe for you to perform. Wet materials can be VERY heavy. […]

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Salt water vs. Fresh water damage
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted January 28, 2016

How Salt Water Damage Affects Your Home

In the wake of hurricane season, many people have flood and water damage on their minds. Hurricanes and severe weather systems come with a special guest that makes water damage potentially more dangerous, expensive, and more difficult: salt. As these weather systems move from water to land they pick up salt water from the ocean, estuaries […]

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Winter Storm Threatens Greensboro and Roanoke
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted January 19, 2016

Winter Storm Threat – Are You Prepared?

A major snowstorm is expected to develop this week that will impact the eastern U.S.

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why act quickly after a disaster
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted January 12, 2016

Why Act Quickly After A Disaster?

Within The First Few Hours Water contamination spreads to unaffected areas; stains released from furniture, especially antique, may stain carpet permanently; moisture sensitive surfaces on furniture may turn white; paper goods may be ruined due to moisture absorption and swelling. Acid and oily soot residues coupled with extreme high temperatures, within minutes, may cause discoloration of […]

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firefighter putting fire out
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 27, 2015

Fire Safety Tips From Real Firefighters

The holidays and Winter time can put homeowners and business owners at high risk for fires. This is due to increased activity at the home, candles and fireplaces running, increased cooking activity at the kitchen and electricity consumption overall. Because of this, we have pooled together helpful tips from real firefighters and fire stations to […]

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close-up of candle burning
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 11, 2015

Holiday Fire Safety Checklist

Shorter days and colder temperatures mean we use all sorts of additional heating sources including fireplaces, electric space heaters, wood-burning stoves, and more. Add holiday cooking, decorations and extra extension cords to the mix and you’ve just drastically increased your risk of fire. Here’s a checklist of simple things you can do to stay safe […]

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tangled ball of christmas lights
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 11, 2015

5 Holiday Fire Safety Myths

Nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays claiming more than 500 lives, causing more than 2,200 injuries, and costing $554 million in property damage. Candle fires are four times as likely during the holiday months. During the winter holiday season, an average of 40 home fires per day are caused by children playing around the […]

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two blusky employees taking equipment out of truck
By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted October 09, 2015

BluSky Supporting South Carolina Flooding Recovery

BluSky has dispatched its Large Loss Catastrophic Events Team to Columbia, SC to support the area’s flood restoration efforts.  Although Hurricane Joaquin didn’t come ashore it dumped record rainfall on South Carolina, leaving behind historic flooding and damage expected to be in the billions of dollars. Columbia was the epicenter of flood damage and the […]

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