Flooding

climate change

CondoBusiness

Are condos prepared for climate change?

While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
Climate projections

REMI Network

Climate projections show Ottawa will get warmer, wetter

Ottawa will continue to get warmer and wetter year-round, with a greater chance of extreme weather, according to recent climate projections.
Fort McMurray flood water spills into downtown core

Canadian Property Management

Fort McMurray flood swamps 1,230 buildings

Approximately 13,000 evacuees have been instructed to abide by COVID-19 social distancing requirements.
water quality

REMI Network

Water damage restoration standard open for review

A revised draft of the BSR/IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration is now open for public review and comments.
anxiety over COVID-19 could triggercleaning chemical mishaps

REMI Network

Fungal growth degrading buildings: study

Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue, according to new research.
shoreline protection rehabilitation

REMI Network

Toronto invests in shoreline protection infrastructure

With the support of the Government of Canada, Toronto's shoreline protection infrastructure will undergo extensive rehabilitation.

CondoBusiness

Preparing for common condo emergencies

Warmer months are a great time to reassess disaster readiness for “predictable” condo emergencies. The time to start preparing for these risks is always now

Canadian Property Management

Preparing for the Storm

Severe flooding in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario due to snowmelt and rain has turned a national spotlight on the impact of extreme weather events.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

TSSA gives residents fuel safety tips

The province’s fuels-safety regulator is advising residents and property managers of important fuel-related safety tips as they work to recover from devasting flooding.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

In deep water

Extreme weather events are directly impacting the cost of residential property insurance, but there are ways to keep rising costs at bay.

Canadian Property Management

When it rains, it pours

On Aug. 7, 2018, 45 minutes of torrential rain caused extensive flooring within the Greater Toronto Area. With stormwater systems overwhelmed and property damages climbing, FirstOnSite Restoration was soon called to action.
FirstOnSite

Canadian Property Management

FirstOnSite’s 2018 in Review

2018 was a year of ever-increasing awareness for both companies like FirstOnSite and its clients due to disastrous weather causing emergency clean-up.
insurance industry

REMI Network

Insurance industry unprepared for extreme weather

As historic flooding devastates communities in NB and BC, new research reveals the insurance industry hasn’t considered climate change in their practices.
floods

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Keeping Your Company Afloat After a Flood

Whether a result of global warming, urban expansion or inadequate city planning, the potential for water-related disasters like floods is real.
natural disaster

REMI Network

Tool helps retailers assess natural disaster damage

Retail facility managers have a new tool to assess the status of stores following a natural disaster.
FirstOnSite

Canadian Property Management

FirstOnSite – 2017 in Review

It's been a milestone year for FirstOnSite Restoration.
restoring power

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Restoring power to electrical systems post flood

Flooding heightens the risk of occupational electrical-related fatalities and injuries when restoring power to electrical systems.