Disaster Recovery for Tornado Season

Texas averages 132 tornadoes a year. The majority of those tornadoes happen in the months of April, May, and June as cold weather meets the beginning of the summer heat. Tornados tend to take the path of least resistance through open fields, and unfortunately through buildings, houses, and highways. Natural disasters are difficult to prepare for when they come out of the blue with little to no warning. To battle the destruction caused by natural disasters, such as tornados, ERC has multiple Job Order Contracts (JOC) for disaster recovery.

Choice Partners Contract – Disaster Mitigation with Restoration (JOC-IDIQ)

Goodbuy Contract – Disaster Recovery and Remediation (JOC)

TIPS Contract – Disaster Restoration and Emergency Recovery (JOC)

After the tornado of October 2019 ripped through North Texas, ERC sprang into action and our DFW Area Manager, Kevin Rezvanipour, supervised a demolition project of an apartment complex that was damaged beyond repair. Not only was the apartment complex torn apart by the tornado, but it also contained asbestos that had to be abated with the demolition activities.

Even though the aftermath of a natural disaster can be devastating, many people came together to help where they could. Neighbors helped each other by chopping up fallen trees and clearing debris, community centers opened their doors for shelter and supplies, and local businesses offered assistance with damages caused by the tornado. ERC is a firm believer in relieving the stress of cleaning up with our cooperative contracts for disaster recovery and rebuilding.

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Source: Earth Networks

 

April Showers Bring May Flowers to Texas

Spring brings warm weather and blossoming plants and flowers! Most Texans are more than happy to welcome the sun after the February winter storm, but with spring comes airborne allergens and molds. ERC is in full swing of conducting Indoor Air Quality testing after frozen pipes burst leading to flooding and potential mold growth in damp areas. Health effects from exposure to mold can vary greatly depending on the person and the amount of mold in the building. Symptoms that may occur include coughing, wheezing, runny nose, and sore throat. IAQ assessments are a proactive way of maintaining the health of your business and the people in the building. It’s never too late for an IAQ assessment!

The new season also inspires days outside at the park enjoying the warm weather. ERC is proud to help improve local parks, including dog parks, with our construction division. ERC recently constructed and installed concrete and gravel pads with stone bench seating areas for a DFW area dog park. ERC’s Project Manager, Will Springer, was challenged with the task of making the new seating areas exactly the same as the previously installed seating areas. Our team was able to not only complete the entire project within 23 calendar days, but also with no issues and a beautiful outcome! We are grateful for the tail waggin’ experience at the dog park and look forward to future ways of improving our local communities. Let’s build together!

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Source: Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)

For more information about molds, visit these sites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Consumer Mold Information Sheet