Priority Response Emergency Program (PREP)

  Priority Response Emergency Program (PREP) ResQ 24 is a PREP certified contractor located in Columbus, Ohio. We understand commercial building construction and have attended specific training to be knowledgeable about disaster planning. Let ResQ24 be your peace of mind and disaster planning partner. Our PREP Program is a custom-designed program for your building that anticipates a disaster. It sets up an immediate plan of action to react and creates a plan for restoring the building back to its pre-loss condition. In the restoration industry, there is a common term that is used by owners, insurance professionals, and restorers: Mitigation. This term refers to the practice of lessening the effects of a disaster. There are many ways to mitigate a disaster. The most effective way, however, is to have a plan in place before the disaster occurs. Preparing for any event will, undoubtedly, lessen the overall effect to your building and your business. The process is simple: Upon signing a PREP agreement with ResQ 24, a trained team member will visit your building. We will locate and document all key structural and mechanical components (stairwells, elevators, shut-off valves, electrical panels, etc.). We will then provide you with a report outlining the key steps to take in case of emergency. This report will also be available to all key personnel in your company. ResQ 24 has a secure web server that will store this info, and your team will be able to access it from anywhere with a simple login. When disaster does strike, your status as a ResQ 24  PREP client gives you priority response from our restoration team....

Get Fast, Professional Disaster Services 24/7

  When a disaster strikes your home or business, the emotional effects can be devastating. Whether it’s a fire, flood, sewage spill, pipe break, or storm damage, Thompson Building Associates provides caring, knowledgeable, skilled people and state-of-the-art tools and equipment to bring the situation under control to get your property back as quickly as possible. We are one of the most experienced emergency disaster response companies serving Franklin and the surrounding counties. Our team is ready to respond to your property emergency 24/7 and can handle your emergency response and restoration from start to finish, from mitigation and stabilization through to full reconstruction of your property. We work directly with your insurance agents and adjusters to make sure your claim is run smoothly to allow you to focus on your family’s well-being. Emergency Response and Recovery Services Property Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Property Security, Temporary Fencing Shoring and Emergency Tarping Window, Door and Roof Board-Ups Water Extraction and Pump Outs Winterization Structural Drying Humidity Control Moisture Monitoring and Drying Verification Mold Inspection and Remediation HVAC and Air System Inspections and Cleaning Demolition and Debris Removal Carpet Extraction and Cleaning Content Pack Outs Odor Control and Deodorization 24hr/7 day Disaster Recovery Service ResQ24 by Thompson Building Associates  “Making it Right . . .  Day and Night!” 614-863-9650 Ohio...

Contents Restoration Services: Columbus, Ohio

Contents Restoration Services Our contents restoration team are trained and certified in cleaning and restoration after fires, floods, sewage backups, and water damage.  Many items can often be restored; those items you might not think of include the following. Artwork such as paintings and sculpture Books Clothing, drapes, and rugs Digital media and VHS tapes Documents such as photos, legal records, and medical records Electronics and appliances, including TVs, DVD players, computers, and stereos Furniture Jewelry Fire Damage Restoration Fire damage goes beyond direct destruction by flame and heat.  Smoke and soot deposits range from a fine powder to thick sludge to a lacquer-like hard coating.  They contain hundreds of harmful chemical compounds that can penetrate deeply into porous materials.  Only technicians with extensive training can choose the right procedures to prevent permanent staining, long-lasting odors, corrosion, and mold without further damaging your possessions. Water Damage Restoration Whether it is from plumbing, natural flood, or firefighting water quickly leads to secondary damage.  Time-critical services include emergency water removal, accelerated drying, and cleaning & infection control.  Commercial water damage restoration adds inventory, business records, displays, registers, and other equipment to the list of contents needing attention. Pack Out and Inventory Typically, the first step in content restoration is pack out which is removing possessions from a contaminated environment to another location for treatment and secure climate-controlled storage.  That’s usually safer, faster, and more cost-effect than treating belongings on-site.  Pack out services include careful preparation and packing, transport, treatment, storage, and return. Traditional cleaning and restoration techniques are now supplemented by new technologies for faster and more thorough cleaning and disinfection.  Common treatments range from...

The Season of Rain is Well Underway

  The season of rain is well underway, but it’s still not too late to leak-proof your home to avoid potential damages. It’s estimated that 90% of all residential buildings experience some sort of leak at some time in their history.  Any heavy rain or long rainy period will do; or what if it was an “out of control” sprinkler system. Weather-related water damage costs near $1 billion annually in the United States.  That figure doesn’t consider lesser problems such as water stains or small patches of mold.  So, it’s important to know how to prevent water damage that starts on the outside of your home.  Prevention can be a lot less time consuming than filing an insurance claim. Leak Proof Your Home Keeping rainwater from seeping into your home takes a lot more than a quick look at the roof each fall, but it’s well worth the effort.  Here is our list of some of the most important tips on how to protect your home from water damage due to rain. Clean out your roof gutters.  It’s the spring and fall ritual everyone hates, but clogged roof gutters can be a big problem.  When they are full, they spill water against the foundation, exactly what they were designed to prevent.  Plus, they can cause water to seep under shingles and between cracks in the eaves and trim.  Don’t forget that the downspouts can become blocked with leaves and other debris as well.  If noticeable debris accumulates before the rainy season is over, consider installing gutter guards. Inspect your roof at least once a year. Look for missing, loose, damaged,...

Pre-disaster Planning – Are You Prepared?

Pre-Disaster Planning – Are You Prepared? It is no secret that almost 50% of businesses that sustain a major disaster never fully recover. Shockingly,  most are out of business within two years. Being prepared for a disaster can, and does, make a difference in the final toll that the event will bring. Without proper preparation, you may find yourself facing substantial damages and possibly the loss of life. Whether due to a simple lack of awareness, or a disregard for the possibility of disaster, some business owners instead choose to rely on emergency services alone whenever disaster strikes. This is never a good concept, especially when pre-disaster planning services are available. Businesses and their staff face a variety of hazards: Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu. Human-caused hazards including accidents and acts of violence. Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure. Considerations for Disaster Planning The question then becomes one of choosing the best way to actually be prepared. Preparation means different things to different businesses in different locations. In particular, factors that you will need to consider include: Your location, and the prevalence of certain forms of weather or other natural disaster. The environmental concerns of a business operating in Austin, TX are different from one that is in Rhode Island. There are also local concerns, such as bridges, neighboring buildings, and your proximity to industrial facilities which should be considered in the event of a disaster. The type of business that you’re running. Whether or not you have certain hazardous chemicals in site...

2018 Burn it, to Learn it!

 Download Event Flyer Here   2018 Live Burn Event!    WHO SHOULD ATTEND the 2018 Burn Event?  Insurance claims professionals (Agents, Adjusters, managers and Subrogation units), Property and Community Association Managers.   DESCRIPTION From the first notice of a fire loss to the conclusion of the scene investigation, this program addresses insurance adjustment & subrogation issues, legal considerations, cause and origin investigation of a fire loss and much more. A topic loaded classroom program in the morning will move to a live fire burn of two pods. Applying the insurance, legal and investigation issues to a live fire.   TOPICS COVERED IN THE PROGRAM Insurance and investigation team approach for a successful exam. Roles and duties of everyone involved The fine line between mitigation of damages and spoliation. Securing the scene and preservation issues. Avoiding spoliation, bad faith claims and potential sanctions from the fire loss. Legal issues involving the insured, injuries from the fire, renters and impacted third parties. Control and eventual release of the scene. Identifying all potential subrogation targets (known and unknown). Product liability subrogation fire trends. Proper and NFPA compliant notice to parties and others impacted by the loss / protocols. Proper Damage Documentation (adjuster tips for avoiding later deposition challenges). Legal liability – theories of recovery in negligence, contract and product liability. Fire scene safety issues as to adjusters, investigators and all involved. Initial and joint scene examinations of the scene (do’s and dont’s). NFPA 921 / Identifying origin, cause, fire spread and responsibility for the fire. Interactions with government officials and fire departments.   After we learn…..it is time to burn! Live burn...
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