How Hurricanes Get Their Names

How Hurricanes Get Their Names Have you ever wondered how hurricanes get their names? We are so used to the idea of named storms that we may not stop to think, “Why do we do that?” Read on to learn more: Why Do We Name Hurricanes? The reason we name hurricanes is simple: to stay […]

Customer Service Through a Disaster

Hurricane season is here. Every year, it looms over our heads threatening to disrupt our lives. At Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT, hurricanes and other area wide disasters can become a central part of our lives. After fourteen years here, hurricane season has become an annual phase of my life much like back to school […]

Household Safety Measures: How to Stop a Grease Fire

Many of us cook every day without thinking twice about the safety hazards that reside in the kitchen. From 2012 to 2016, cooking accidents were responsible for over 172,000 fire emergency calls in the U.S. More than half —53%— of these fires involved cooking with oil or grease. Grease fires are oftentimes more dangerous than […]

How to Remove Mold From Leather

Did you know that good-quality furniture now has an expected lifespan of less than a decade? In fact, the average number of years furniture lasts is 7.8 years. One of the most common reason for this relatively short lifespan is mold buildup.  Some individuals are allergic to mold, according to the CDC people with mold […]

Wildfire Evacuation Checklist: What to Do During a Wildfire

Wildfires are catastrophic and devastating events, falling victim to one of these events is nothing short of absolutely terrifying. Wildfires roll through extensive stretches of land and trees, obliterating life and property. According to National Geographic, more than 100,000 wildfires clear almost 2 million hectares of land per year, consuming everything in their path. If your […]

Preventing Problems: How to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane

Hurricane Florence was responsible for 22 direct deaths in the U.S., and the estimated dollar value of the damage incurred ranges from $2 billion to $5 billion. Hurricane Michael, on the other hand, was responsible for 16 deaths, plus an estimated loss,ranging from $6 billion to $8 billion. That is why before settling in an […]

What’s Your Company’s Tornado Resilience Plan?

What’s Your Company’s Tornado Resilience Plan? Tornado alley encompasses portions of South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and other states. This region has been coined ‘Tornado Alley’ for obvious reasons – as it is the part of the country where twisters occur frequently. Contrary to popular belief, living outside of tornado alley doesn’t exactly entail safety […]

Why 2019 Could be a Record-Setting Year for Flooding

Why 2019 could be a record-setting year for flooding When it comes to flooding, there’s no off-season. Floods can strike at any time, almost anywhere, and only increase in threat with the onset of hurricane season. This may explain why every state in the continental U.S. has experienced some form of flooding over the past […]

Best Way to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

The national average cost to remediate and restore a basement that has suffered water damage is $2,700. That doesn’t even begin to account for the cost of water damage to a roof or other parts of your home. If you live in a flood zone, you should be particularly wary, but water damage can occur anywhere and at […]

Prevent Damage from Storms to Your Home with These 7 Simple Steps

We can’t control Mother Nature, but we can do some preventative things to help keep her out of our homes during storm season. When storms rage, we can feel like we’re at the mercy of wind, rain and hail. Florida gets hit hard at different times of the year. In 2016, losses from storms set a […]