Brian Schupbach – HVE 3000

The HVE 3000 is a portable flood pumper and inline truckmount booster. The device is able to combine effective productivity functions to make it one of the finest and most versatile

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HVE 3000

extractors on the market today. The HVE 3000 gives you portable extraction plus a truck mount boosting its pre-filtering – all in one small unit. The device is has a slim profile and durable four inch wheels which is good for those small places that most competitors can’t reach. Up your extraction capabilities and use this device to access high rises and secure areas while increasing your profits and saving time.

Product Features:

-Easy Maneuverability: This unique vacuum hose and hosing are designed to make moving the unit easy. The slim profile can fit through even the narrowest of doors. It’s only 22.5 inches wide!

-High performance vacuum: Dual blowers and 2 inch inlets and outlets for increased airflow.

-Large waste tank: 12 gallon so you can take less trips to the drain to empty!

-Exhaust is filtered: The device comes with a HEPA filter that captures contaminants instead of spreading them in your work zone.

-Quick Gravity drain and auto pump out: Garden hose connection for auto-pump out or use the large toilet-height gravity drain.

-Easy Clean filter.

Overall this product is on you want to have on your worksite, the HVE 3000 will save you time and money.

Brian Schupbach | AirPath by Dri-eaz

The AirPath is a product made by Dri-Eaz. The Airpath is designed to dry wet floors in a very short period of time. It is perfect for hard floors and even carpets. It is capable of drying hard floors or carpets in a matter of minutes, not hours. The AirPath offers an innovative 360 degree outlet grill Brian Schupbachdesign that has 40 MPH airflow. This allows you to excel in even the toughest floor drying challenges quickly and effectively. The AirPath works by pulling the warm dry air from the room and directing it across the entire surface of the floor. It covers up to 12 feet in all directions with that 40 MPH air flow. Just place the AirPath in the center of a room, lock the wheels and turn it on. Tile, vinyl, hardwood and even carpets will dry faster than ever.


Some product features:


  • High velocity 40 MPH airflow that covers 360 degrees
  • Patented 360 degree outlet grill design
  • Powerful one Horsepower motor with a 2-speed switch.
  • Durable, stackable and highly portable Rotomolded housing, also has a comfortable integrated handle to make moving the unit easier.


The unit weighs 38 pounds and only has an amp draw of 7.5 amps. It also produces 746 Watts of power with its one horsepower motor. It also has a power cord length of 25 feet which is more than enough to reach the middle of most rooms. The fan consists of 8 blades which help to produce the 40 MPH airflow that the AirPath produces.


Brian Schupbach – Sahara Pro X3 TurboDryer

The Sahara Pro X3 TurboDryer is the ultimate restoration air mover. The Sahara Pro X3 TurboDryer delivers 2700 CFM airflow to the exact location that you need it. It goes at floor level, up stairways or up walls. The product includes three speed settings, built-in breaker-protected outlets, low amp draw and a rugged rotomolded housing.

There are several features that you need in a turbo dryer to get the job done. There are three speeds that draw just 3, 3.5 or 4 amps. There is a daisy chain up to three unites with the built-in GFCI-protected outlets, they eliminate the need for an extension cord. The Sahara Pro X3 is side-stackable and has a molded grip handle for easy transport.

Summary of Features:

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Sahara Pro X3 TurboDryer

-Daisy-chain capability with convenience outlet and circuit breaker.

-Lower amp draw

-Quick Disassembly for cleaning

-Stackable for Storage

-Easy-grip Handle

-Underside drying vent for drying under the air mover


Other Accessories:

-Equipment storage bracket 10 pack

-TurboDuct 10”x15’

-TurboVent Drying System

-MaxGrip Carpet Clamp 10 pack

-TurboVent 48

Brian Schupbach – The Rover HVE

The Rover HVE is a product that will certainly change the way you think about extraction. This model has unsurpassed maneuverability and loads of special features that make extraction more efficient than ever. The Rover’s comes equipped with a joystick that precisely controls separate drive wheels to allow easy maneuvering around the sharpest corners.  Its patent-pending stainless head with custom polymer glide has a self-healing edge that easily rides over the carpet to maximize extraction on all types of carpet.

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The Rover HVE

The Rover HVE is efficient in transport, use and storage.  An easy 2-speed switch optimizes extraction effectiveness, and a clear take-up tube shows your progress while you work.  Integrated wheels make it easy to transport the Rover HVE from your vehicle to the job and back.  The unit’s ergonomic handle also collapses easily for storage.

Some of the Rover HVE’s features include: separate drive wheels allow the Rover HVE to move easily around corners and in tight spots. It has replaceable polymer glide that seals firmly over all carpets to provide deep extraction. A handy Joystick is rated for 5 million cycles. The Rover HVE also has a collapsible handle for space-saving storage and ease of transport, front loading wheels make the unit easy to transport and store.

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Brian Schupbach the LGR 7000XLi Dehumidifier

The LGR 7000XLi beaks performance barriers as the new category leader in the realm of dehumidifiers. It removes more water than any other dehumidifier in its category. In order for the LGR 7000 to achieve its amazing performance the Dri-Eaz engineers developed the Advanced Crossflow Technology which maximizes energy utilization. There are also built-in sensors that are constantly monitoring the real-time performance data and calculate the ideal operating parameters. It can adjust the fan speed and cycle duration in real time.

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LGR 7000XLi 

This model has an XL category-busting performance that is the same size as an Evolution but weighs only 107 pounds. This model has 40% better low-grain performance than comparable units which makes this machine a top performer.

Some other great features of this unit are:


-Built-in humidistat and plain-English control panel messages

-Ergonomic design, handle 2 inches taller for easier use on stairs. It also folds down for storage.

-Integrated cord and hose storage

-Standard 12 in. ductable outlet

-Practically indestructible, resists dings and dents,  stackable, saves room in a warehouse

-Advanced crossflow tech maximizes efficiency even in low grain environments. Ensures best performance across range

-Water removal holds 235 pints
Overall the Dri-eaz LGR 7000XLi is the best dehumidifier for your money. If you want top performance at a reasonable price, the LGR 7000XLi is the product for you.

Brian Schupbach-The Defendair HEPA 500

This Powerful air scrubber and negative air machine is highly efficient and extremely versatile. This product combines advanced clean air performance with other valuable features to help along a restorers job. The HEPA 500 also has variable speed control from 250 to 500 CFM which is the normal airflow needed on restoration jobs.

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Defendair HEPA 500

The filter used in the HEPA 500 has an efficiency rating of 99.97% against 0.3-micron oily aerosol particles. The optional Activated Carbon Filter will effectively and quickly attack and remove smoke and other noxious odors in the environment. The HEPA 500 can fix indoor air quality quickly and efficiently. Any job that involves mold, sewage, or fire damage involves a lot of smelly gases that is a direct result of the damage itself. Water damage needs a high-velocity airflow for drying, this can stir up particulates that have settled in carpet or other materials.  It helps to restore any environment back to it’s pre-loss condition, which is the goal of every restoration job.

This product features:

-Daisy chain capability, you can link up to 3 units on 1 power outlet

-Advanced filtration technology

-Stackable, lightweight and easily transportable

-Variable CFM on each unit – up to 1500 CFM per 15-amp circuit

Brian Schupbach- Earthquake Hits California March 9th, 2014

Yesterday night, March 9th, a very powerful earthquake with a magnitude of M6.9 struck off the coast of Eureka in Brian Schupbachthe northern part of California. This Quake shook regions as far away as San Francisco and some parts of Oregon. The United States Geological Survey said that the earthquake struck 10 miles deep occurred at 10:18 p.m. local time.  The Epicenter of the quake was about 50 miles west of Eureka, California, in the pacific Ocean. There were more than 15 aftershocks recorded, the largest one was M4.6. More aftershocks are expected this week. Although buildings nearby shook for about 20 seconds, there has been little damage reported in the region. Although the National Tsunami Warning Center initially reported the earthquake, they said there was no tsunami danger for the region.

The Earthquake occurred to the south of the Cascadia Subduction zone, which is close to the Mendocino Triple Junction, a point where three plates (Pacific, Gorda and North America) meet. In the past, earthquakes in the triple junction area have happened not only along the plate boundaries, but also in the smaller Gorda plate which is diminishing as it continues subducting under the North American plate to the east.

This event is the largest to hit this region since 1992 when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck south of Eureka near Petrolia. That quake killed nearly 100 people and caused significant damage. Yesterday’s earthquake was eighth recorded in the area since 1900. The other dates in which similar or larger magnitude earthquakes occurred were 1922, 1923, 1980, 1992, 1994, and 2005. Approximately once every three years there is a M6.0 or greater earthquake in the region.

Communication During a Crisis is Key to Handling a Crisis Effectively

It is key for organizations to manage their crisis communication effectively. A crisis is constantly changing. New threats could develop which could put your employees, your organization and other very important stakeholders at risk. Your reputation, financial security, safety and reputation are all in danger without the proper crisis communication strategy.

Crisis Management is very important.

Crisis Management is very important.

According to Dr. Robert Chandler, a nationally recognized crisis communication expert, there are six stages in every crisis: Warning, Risk Assessment, Response, Management, Resolution, and Recovery. The part of the six stages that requires an organization to look at the progression of a crisis is the management stage. This is also the stage where organizations see if the critical event moves towards a resolution or becomes worse as more information is gathered. This is perhaps the most important stage for effective communication to ensure the affected individuals safety.

Organizations are required to closely examine how it communicates with the affected individuals during the Management stage. How the organization handles this communication determines if the audience will respond to the situation accordingly.

Dr. Chandler also offered the following recommendations to manage crisis communication.

1) Use Meta-messages. Making your message carefully before sending it out to your target audience is key. It must be phrased correctly, delivered at a proper time, and having the proper context are a few factors that could impact your audiences response. Make sure to apply the 3-3-30 rule to your message.

2) Leverage two-way communication. Listen to what your audience has to say. Past crises have shown that normal citizens are resilient and can be the eyes and ears of your organization at the scene of the crisis. They can share photos, information and videos through their smartphones. This can give you the information that could keep affected individuals safe by delivering a more accurate response to the crisis.

3) Utilize Social Media. Twitter, Instagram and many other social media outlets provide real-time news and relevant information about a current crisis. Using these platforms for your benefit can help improve your critical communication strategy.

Being able to control a crisis as much as possible from start to finish is crucial to protect those affected as well as your organization.


Winter Storm Damage

Winter Storms account for 7.1% of all insured catastrophe losses from 1993 to 2012. Behind only tornadoes and tropical storms and hurricanes. Winter Storms account for nearly 27.8 billion dollars in insured losses, or about 1.4 billion dollars annually.

Winter Storms that even reached Texas.

Winter Storms that even reached Texas.


There were at least 30 million dollars in residential insured losses after a December ice storm hit North Texas. These figures, no matter how staggering they are, do not take into account several other factors. These include, expenses of cleanup and safety, as well as damage to government property and vehicles. According to this article, Dallas County spent 300,000 to 400,000 dollars just to keep slick roads as clear as possible. Sanding and salting roads were some of the counties best efforts, according to County Judge Clay Jenkins. He also said that the biggest costs came from closing offices, including the court system. 1.5 million dollars was lost due to the weather-related shutdown.

December weather claimed 29 lives, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in economic and insured losses. Overall losses caused by global disasters were actually below the 10 year averages, direct overall losses were 184 billion dollars while insured losses were 56 billion. Last year these totals were 125 billion dollars and 31 billion dollars, respectively.

Earthquake Disaster Emergency Response

Interstate is a company that is responsible for full service emergency response restoration and construction. Interstate was called to the site of an earthquake struck U.S Aerospace manufacturing facility that is responsible for employing 1,400 locals in the city of Mexicali, Mexico.

The facility was projected to lose more than one million dollars per day while it was closed down. Assessment of the facility started once power was restored to the facility and town.

April 4, 2010 Mexicali Earthquake

April 4, 2010 Mexicali Earthquake

Interstate was tasked with assessing the damage, developing a plan to keep business running while restoration was taking place and to provide safety recommendations.

A two stage offer was made by Interstate. This allowed for manufacturing to continue while restoration was taking place. The second phase was to make the standing facility more stable and upgraded to meet safety requirements. This involved Interstate working closely with local government officials to make sure all regulations were met. They also implemented a highly ranked safety program, this program met the highest safety ratings as well as U.S. government regulations.

Interstate maintained a very flexible schedule as well as open communication with members of the plants production team. Although there was extensive damage to the facility, Interstate was able to finish the project with minimal business interruption. The restoration and construction ended up costing 10 million dollars. This figure seems staggering, but in comparison to how bad it could have been, these costs are quite nominal.

Even with everything that held them back, Interstate was able to finish the project on time as well as within the budget. Interstate has a long history of working with property owners, managers as well as adjusters to get work done as soon as possible. This connection to the community helps Interstate maintain regulations as well as safety standards during the process of restoration and construction.