Emergency response and disaster recovery and remediation experts for fire, flood, environmental spills and biohazards. Insurance Restoration Specialists, Inc.
is the premier emergency response company serving New Jersey and the Philadelphia and New York metro areas. Established in 1985, IRS is uniquely qualified to handle any type of disaster including oil and chemical spills, fire and floods, biohazards, environmental and infectious disease outbreaks. With a seasoned and professionally trained staff, Insurance Restoration Specialists, Inc. responds to over 1200 emergency events each year.
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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has $180 million to help schools and small businesses across the state repair and replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems:
Insurance Restoration Specialists has joined forces with First Onsite Property Restoration, one of North America’s largest disaster recovery and restoration providers for commercial enterprises. Read more:
New Jersey elementary school remains closed because of mold. Here’s when they plan to open:
New Jersey elementary school remains closed because of mold. Here’s when they plan to open It's the first day back to school in Old Bridge, but Walter Schirra Elementary School remains closed because of mold.
We’ve just experienced some of the worst floods in New Jersey since Sandy in 2012. When the flood water recedes the damage left behind can be devastating but it's also what you can't see that can be hazardous.
After the Flood - How to Safely Clean Up After Floodwater Recedes When the flood water recedes the damage left behind can be devastating but it's also what you can't see that can be hazardous.
Insurance Restoration Specialists, Inc. recently cleaned and disposed of multiple hazardous storage tanks for a municipal client.
IRS Performs Industrial Tank Removal - IRS Restoration Insurance Restoration Specialists,Inc. was called for an industrial tank removal of multiple tanks to be disposed of for a municipal client.
There is a hidden and extremely serious mercury danger in our schools. The problem? No one is sure which schools. While Senator Booker has proposed federal action, the state should not wait to survey every school in the state. Until we know which schools have the problem, there is no way to stop the exposure.
Schools are still unaware of dangers of mercury-tainted gym floors, advocates say Some rubberized gym floors installed in schools in decades past can give off harmful mercury vapors. Advocates say it's not taken seriously enough.
The highly contagious Delta variant is spiking all across the country. Fortunately, the Dept of Education has released guidance for how schools can use federal funding to improve HVAC systems in schools before the fall. Funding can be used for inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, replacement, and upgrades to improve the indoor air quality in school facilities.
As we look ahead to reopening schools and universities this fall, experts warn of the need for extra maintenance to ensure healthy spaces:
Reopening Schools and Universities in the Fall - IRS Restoration As we look ahead to reopening schools and universities this fall, experts warn of the need for extra maintenance to ensure healthy spaces.
Schools want to be open and back to normal in the fall. A great way to prevent that? Have mold grow in the building all summer. Here's what maintenance staff can do now and during the summer months to ensure a smooth opening come September:
How to Prevent Summer Mold in Schools As this school year comes to an end what should school districts and staff do to properly close down a school to prevent mold growth this summer?
A recent outbreak of Covid-19 in a school has administrators scrambling to find a cause. This case shows how important in school really is:
Ventilation in School May Have Contributed to Recent Outbreak A recent outbreak in one classrom sent administrators scrambling to find a cause. This case shows how important ventilation in school really is.
When mold spores land in your growth can begin if conditions are right and that growth can cause an odor. What should you do if your house smells like mold?
What To Do When Your House Smells Like Mold - IRS Restoration When mold spores land in your house growth can begin if conditions are right. What should you do if your house smells like mold?
Wildfires have been threatening local homes and businesses. A month ago with a foot of snow on the ground, this wasn't on anyone's radar. No one knows when or where disaster will strike, the time to prepare is before the crisis. Does your have an Emergency Response Plan?
Warm air used to heat the house ends up in the attic. When the roof is snow-covered as many of ours have been for weeks, that warm air can hit the inside of a cold roof and form moisture which can lead to mold. Take time to check for problems now. Note that the article correctly calls for the removal of mold-covered material along with respirators and full-body protection:
Mold in the Attic Learn the common causes of mold in the attic, plus some preventive techniques.
What's in your ducts? If you're a coffee manufacturer, well, that would be coffee. And a lot of it!
IRS Performs Commercial Duct Cleaning for Coffee Manufacturer What's in your ducts? Preventative Commercial Duct Cleaning has many benefits including less production down time.
With a warm-up underway all that snow and ice is going to start to melt. Make sure it doesn't melt into your attic or basement:
After the snow melts, the flooding will begin. Here's how to prepare You're probably familiar with the dangers that snow and ice pose for motorists. But how about your home?
When buying a home there are unknown risks, that’s why people hire a home inspector. Even a home inspection can miss mold and damage:
Buyer Beware: Did Your Home Inspection Miss Mold and Fire Damage? When buying a home there are unknown risks, that’s why people hire a home inspector. Even a home inspection can miss mold and fire damage.
Arctic air delivers the danger of freezing pipes and roof damage. Have a plan!
When you see icicles underneath your neighbor’s siding, that’s cause for concern! A frozen pipe had burst causing water damage throughout the house. The homeowner was on vacation at the time.
The Damage Frozen Pipes Do – And What To Do To Avoid It IRS received a call for frozen pipes that had burst and caused water damage throughout the house. The homeowner had gone on vacation.
ICT’s Division Manager Tom Licker, discusses the company’s evaluation of room-space disinfection technologies:
The term "Hygiene Theater" has been in many headlines recently. Let's uncover the truth about Hygiene Theater:
irs-restoration.com The term "Hygiene Theater" is one that has been in many headlines recently. Let's uncover the truth about Hygiene Theater:
In a development that further underscores the importance of ventilation and , researchers in S. Korea are investigating possible Covid spread through an apartment air system:
Indoor quality is a major concern when most people are forced indoors during winter. The EPA has guidance on air filters to help improve indoor air quality:
epa.gov EPA recommends precautions to reduce the potential airborne transmission of the virus, such as ventilation and air filtration as a part of a larger strategy that includes minimizing close contact, surface cleaning, handwashing, and other precautions.
As hospitals near capacity, everyone on the front lines - doctors, nurses, dentists, dental technicians, nursing home staff, pharmacists, remediation technicians, infection preventionists, cleaning staff, etc should all be reviewing the CDC's guidance on infection prevention and proper PPE usage:
cdc.gov CDC provides credible COVID-19 health information to the U.S.
As descends on the country more people will be spending time indoors. Here is how to stay safe:
bostonherald.com Coronavirus lingers in the air and can travel more than six feet, but increasing ventilation and filtration in your home can help to combat the spread, according to guidance from Johns Hopkins Univ…
The pandemic is highlighting the need to improve indoor air quality in but there are many reasons besides Covid-19 to improve school air systems:
epa.gov Basic information for IAQ and schools: why it's important, what you can do, EPA and federal partners, national organizations, and resources
Insurance Restoration Specialists sponsored the 2020 Ocean County Park Disc Golf Charity Open to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society:
irs-restoration.com Insurance Restorations Specialists sponsored the 2020 Ocean County Park Disc Golf Charity Open to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
IRS recently received a call to restore Baker–Duderstadt Farm, a historically significant building that had been vandalized:
irs-restoration.com Insurance Restoration Specialists, Inc. received a call to restore Baker–Duderstadt Farm, a historically significant building that had been vandalized.
NYC is doing something all schools should be doing during a respiratory pandemic - inspecting every single classroom for proper ventilation. 21 schools have been shut down due to poor ventilation.
abc7ny.com With the start of school just over two weeks away, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Tuesday announced a new inspection effort to make sure New York City public school buildings are safe for students.
Many school buildings have been closed for longer than normal and staff kept away or at a minimum due to Covid. Even if students are starting remotely, staff need to begin mold and HVAC inspections immediately to prepare for reopening.
nj.com The school was set to open with students being given the option for a hybrid schedule or 100% virtual instruction.
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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's New Jersey Metro Chapter's Annual On the Move Luncheon has been rebranded to Forks & Corks: A White House Dinner.