Environmental Professionals at the Forefront in Rebuilding after Hurricane Irene

Legends Environmental Insurance Services provides insurance coverage for environmental and reconstruction service professionals.
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Sept. 6, 2011 - PRLog -- Just a week after Hurricane Irene caused extensive damage to property and loss of life, initial estimates of the property damage range from $7 to $10 billion.  Homes, businesses and institutions all suffered heavy damage due to strong winds, rain, flooding and tidal surges.

People in many of these areas are now in the process of rebuilding and dealing with property insurance providers.  At the forefront in the rebuilding efforts are thousands of indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental professionals working closely with remediation and reconstruction professionals.  

The services provided by IAQ and environmental professionals are crucial as many of these damaged properties had existing lead and asbestos materials in them.  Many suffered water damage that contained sewage and chemicals that has also lead to the growth of mold and bacteria.  Any one of these contaminants could lead to health threats to remediation and reconstruction professionals and future health concerns for building occupants if they are not addressed properly during the reconstruction.

“If the damage estimates are correct, then Hurricane Irene will go down as one of the costliest nature disasters in U.S. history,” reported Brian Mcfarland, Vice President of Legends Environmental Insurance Services, a leading provider of insurance coverage to the indoor air quality (IAQ), environmental and restoration industries.  “The role that the remediation and restoration industry, working side by side with IAQ and environmental professionals, is critical to ensure the health and safety of workers and people residing in these properties.  Since 1973, Legends’ has offered service providers that perform these important tasks comprehensive insurance policies.  These include general liability package policies with contractors’ pollution liability, professional liability, microbiological (mold) endorsements and more,” he continued.

Legends has sponsored a public outreach video on indoor environmental hazards following a hurricane that can be seen at:

To learn more about Legends Environmental Insurance Services please visit: http://www.Legends-enviro.com, call (800) 992-6999 or email BrianM@Legends-enviro.com or bill@Legends-enviro.com.

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Legends Environmental Insurance Services is nationally recognized as an innovator in providing environmental and restoration insurance programs. The company has over 30 years experience providing these services in all 50 states.
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