Orange, CA, April 29th, 2013 -- Recent heavy rains across the Midwest have left a path of flooded homes, offices and schools. Just last week, more than 150 gauges along rivers across the Midwest were in flood stage, including 37 at major flood stage. In Illinois alone, 44 counties have been declared as disaster areas.
Reports of property damage in some areas have been extensive. Some regions have already begun assessing the damage, cleaning out water damaged properties, and beginning to rebuild.
Restoration contractors and environmental consultants in the area, and from neighboring states, have been providing help with water extraction, structural drying and testing for chemical and microbial contaminants that are now in many of the buildings. Numerous properties now face contamination issues from mold, bacteria, viruses, and chemical contaminants. In addition, many older homes and businesses have lead-based paints and building materials that contained asbestos, so remediating the properties has additional challenges.
In order to be able to offer their services to help these communities rebuild, many of the contractors and consultants rely on Legends Environmental Insurance Services for their insurance needs. Legends has been offering insurance services since 1973 and has specialized in providing environmental insurance programs for over 25 years. They offer a variety of insurance programs for a wide range of environmental consulting and restoration contractor.
“The devastation in some areas in the Midwest is truly extensive,” reported Brian Mcfarland, Vice President of Legends. “Environmental consultants and restoration contractors play a crucial role after an event such as this. In order for these professionals to provide their services, they have to have insurance. Legends is proud to offer coverage at the most competitive rates in the industry so that these companies can work quickly and efficiently to help people rebuild their lives.”
Legends has sponsored an online video about hazards following a flood or water incursion. It can be seen at:
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