Flooded Basements and Mitigating Damage- Columbus, Ohio

Have you experienced a flooded basement? For most people, uninvited water in their basement is more like a disaster than an inconvenience.  Situations like a flooded basement seem to happen at the worst possible time, usually when another of life’s curve-balls is being thrown. Whatever the cause, flooded basements are a major issue to the health, safety and structural integrity of your home. An immediate reaction to a flooded basement is key in saving your property and preventing further damage. Preparing for a flood is not on most people’s priorities, but when it happens, a quick list of what to do is invaluable. Here are the first steps to take when cleaning up a flooded basement Address Health and Safety issues Keep children and animals out of the basement and away from standing water and any aerosol effects from stagnant water. Depending on the source, water might be polluted with fecal matter or dangerous chemicals. Wear protective clothing like boots, coveralls, gloves, goggles or even a respirator when entering your flooded basement. Deactivate Services Before entering your basement, ensure all services are deactivated. This includes electricity that should be shut off at the main breaker panel and the gas valve being closed at the outside meter. Domestic water might have to be turned off at the street to stop a running water tank or burst line. Don’t guess at how to terminate services. If in doubt, ask for help from neighbors or service authorities. Stop the Flood Source The flood source may not be apparent, especially if the flood has been occurring for some time and a great deal...

We’re Hiring: Business Development Team

  We’re Hiring! THOMPSON BUILDING ASSOCIATES , Founded in 1978 is Central Ohio’s largest and oldest Insurance Restoration & Remodeling Company. Our growth opens up opportunity for a Business Development Representative who wants the security that only a stable and established company can offer, year round recession proof employment, and a chance to actually grow. We have an opening for a motivated, energetic, personable person to sell our name, brand and service offering to clients in Central Ohio. We have a compelling story to tell prospective clients and an array of services to assist clients needs and need YOU to tell it! Candidates should possess integrity, character, ambition for success. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity, and willing to learn, email us to become part of the Thompson Building Associates family! Responsibilities:   ·        Conduct target market research  ·        Manage small and medium sized business accounts  ·        Identify and qualify prospective partners and clients  ·        New partner acquisition and retention  ·        Partner relationship building  ·        Maintain existing partner retention  ·        Provide sales presentations and customer service to business partners  ·        Engage, develop, and maintain relations with prospective and current business partners  ·        Understand company’s needs and branding  ·        Partner updates  Qualifications:   ·        Excellent communication skills and confidence  ·        Highly detail oriented ·        Understanding of market and business practices  ·        Knowledge of company, product, and company needs  ·        Ability to think and cope in emergency situations ·        Business Degree or equivalent marketing experience preferred but not required  Benefits include:  ·        Advancement opportunity  ·        Work in an exciting and friendly environment  ·        Competitive Salary and commission structure and benefits  ·       ...

Water Damage and Water Removal/Extraction Columbus, Ohio

Water Damage and Water Removal/Extraction Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio – Let’s face it, water is an important part of our everyday life. Without it, life on planet Earth wouldn’t be sustainable. Water also goes far beyond merely keeping us alive. It tastes great on a hot day, is essential for our morning shower routine, and even keeps our landscaping and grass looking their best. At the same H2O keeps us alive and everything looking great, it can also damage our homes and belongings. Sources of Water Damage In the Columbus, Ohio area we are at low risk when it comes to weather-related flooding situations. It’s a safe bet that no hurricanes or typhoons are going to be headed to our part of the world anytime soon. That doesn’t mean your home or business is exempt from water damage. Even without weather-related flooding, there remains a lengthy list of ways that water can damage can impact us. Listed below are just a few common circumstances that can potentially cause unwanted water intrusion and/or flooding inside your home or place of business. Leaking Roof Backed up Drain or Sewer Toilet Overflow Burst Pipe(s) Fire Suppression Aftermath Foundation or Basement Problems Sump Pump Failure Washing Machine Overflow Water heater leak Why Water Removal Can’t Wait Unlike mold, insects, smoke or other unwelcome intrusions, home and business owners don’t usually react with great urgency and concern when it comes to a water issue inside their dwelling. “It’s just a little water, right?” and “A little water never hurt anyone.” Contrary to popular belief, a “little water” has hurt plenty of home and business...

Emergency Services- ResQ24

ResQ24’s Emergency Service Technicians Are Available 24/7 ResQ 24 is available 24/7 when something isn’t right, and you’re in need of emergency services, you need a skilled, trained, certified, professionals.Emergency service professionals can reduce and prevent additional damage from developing after a leak, flood, fire or other water disaster hits your home or business. Night and Day, Around the Clock Service, Makes a Difference We Provide 24/7 Water Damage Response Fast response means everything to when yourself or family members are in urgent need. Expert emergency service technicians from ResQ24 are available and ready to be dispatched no matter the time. Night, day, and even on holidays. Quick action following any type of disaster is essential to reducing damage, preventing additional damage and to restore your property safely and effectively. The team at ResQ24 Provides: -Provides 24/7 water removal service, no matter the time or day. -A trained and professional water extraction team that knows how to handle emergencies. -Uses advanced water removal tools for faster and more reliable dry-out of your home or business. Trained and professional water extraction team Our trained specialists are the heart of our business. You can trust that our restoration team members has the experience, skill, and training to minimize damage.  Their main tasks are to repair, restore, monitor and document the process from start to completion. Smoke and Fire Damage Extensive training and experience help the professionals at ResQ24 determine how far the smoke and fire damage spread through your home or business. The complexity of property loss and destruction during a fire are due to the unique behavior of smoke. Hot smoke...

Exclusive Pre-Disaster Preparedness Program

Pre-Disaster Planning – Are You Prepared? It is no secret that almost 50% of businesses that sustain a major disaster never fully recover. Believe it or not, most are out of business within two years! Being prepared for a disaster can, and does, make a difference in the final outcome. Without proper preparation, businesses may find themselves facing substantial damage costs or even the loss of life. Whether due to a lack of awareness, or a disregard for the possibility of disaster, some businesses choose to rely on emergency services alone when disaster strikes. The idea that “it won’t happen to me”, is never a good idea for planning. Considerations for Planning Preparation means different things to different businesses in different locations. In particular, factors that you will need to consider include: Business location, and the prevalence of certain forms of weather or other natural disasters. There are very localized concerns, such as bridges, neighboring buildings, and the proximity to industrial facilities which should be taken into account in the event of a disaster. The resources which are available in the location of each business. This includes how far or a  business is to emergency services. I also includes whether or not local water sources are available. For example, you need to know how to respond to a chemical spill, which includes the contacting of proper local authorities and agencies. The type of business that you’re running. Do you have certain hazardous chemicals in site or in nearby storage will affect your disaster planning? How many employees do you have? How many floors are in your building? Does the...

Keep an Eye on Your Sump Pump this Weekend

Be Sure to Check Your Sump Pump as We are Expecting Several Inches of Rain this Weekend. Local meteorologists are predicting that our area could see three additional inches of rain before the end of this weekend. The team at Thompson Building Associates would like to take a minute to remind you to keep an eye on your sump pump to help prevent your basement from experiencing water damage. The modern sump motor is more resistant to rust and corrosion and is now made mostly of plastic and stainless steel. The sump motor is like any other motor, the older it is the more likely it is to not work. The estimated lifespan of a sump motor ranges from 5 to 15 years. If it is over 10 years have a plumber evaluate it and replace if necessary. We recommend that you have a plumber perform an annual check-up on the sump motor. However, you can also give your sump pump a check-up and the only tools you’ll need are a flashlight, a bucket and about 10 minutes. A sump pump is a pretty simple operation. Most sump pumps have a float switch. When the water rises the float activates a switch, the motor turns on, and the pump pulls the water out of the pit and sends it up through the PVC piping. To inspect the pump: First, unplug the sump pump (modern electric code calls for a GFCI outlet) from the outlet. Next remove the sump cover (if your home has a radon mitigation system the sump cover needs to be removed by a professional). Look into...
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