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The main focus of our company is to assist our client's business continuity and the recovery of their technical equipment after a disaster event. We are experts in electronics restoration, equipment and machinery restoration. We also assist the claims process by providing technical consulting for building systems, electronics and equipment that have experienced electrical or mechanical failure, power distribution issues, surge or lightning damage.

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  • Similar, yet Different – Backup, replication, DR and Business Continuity

    By Richard McElroy ( and Morten K. Mikkelsen (  Backups Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity; the words are bandied about with regularity but, as many business owners know, the definition of the terms can vary from publication to publication and IT Service Provider to IT Service Provider.  [continued]

    Standardized Analytical Methods for Environmental Restoration Following Homeland Security Events REVISION 5.0

    After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001, federal and state personnel provided response, recovery, and remediation under trying circumstances, including unprecedented demand on their capabilities to analyze environmental samples. In reviewing these events, the Environmental [continued]

    Electro-Mechanical Recertifiers, Inc. (ER Inc.) premier provider of electronics restoration and equipment recovery is proud to announce that staff members have completed recent OSHA required training:

    Bishnu Pokhrel, Material Science Expert; Frank Taveras, Network Engineer; Ed McCarty, Sr. Electrical Consultant and Mark Schafer, Sr. Project Manager have each complied with and successfully completed training to comply with both 29CFR1910.120 – 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and 29CFR1910.120 (e) (4) – 8 [continued]

    Your emergency service and repair lifeline – brochure

    Commercial buildings, private and public facilities, processing plants and industrial sites affected by disasters have a need to out-source the technical components of their loss. Machinery, electrical equipment and computers that are adversely affected need a fast track recovery plan. In an effort to limit [continued]


    HANDLING DIRECT WET, FLOODED OR INDIRECT (SECONDARY) MOISTURE CONDITIONS AFFECTING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT – GEAR AND POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: Electrical Equipment Protocol Covering: Main Switch Gear Main Distribution Sub Distribution Panels Lighting Panels Equipment Power Control Panels –Relay Logic or PLC Disconnects- Fused and Non Fused [continued]

    iOS 7 Is Here

    Author: John Paczkowski The latest iteration Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7, debuted on Wednesday morning as promised, bringing with it what CEO Tim Cook has described as “the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone.” A complete reimagining of the operating system on which the [continued]

    Backups, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

    “Backups, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity; the words are bandied about with regularity but, as many business owners know, the definition of the terms can vary from publication to publication” It is true that many people tend to use these phrases in conjunction to an [continued]

    Handling Flood Damaged Electronics and Equipment Mitigation Checklist

    Storm surge, flash flooding and river flooding is the enemy of any business or home. The toll on electronics and equipment continues even after the water recedes. If energized during the event the affected equipment and machinery may have sustained damage to the circuit breakers, in-line fuses, motors and main [continued]

    Replacing or Upgrading Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

    NEMA’s Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment, first published in 2004, contains excellent reference material to evaluate electrical equipment that has been exposed to water through flooding, firefighting activities, hurricanes, and other circumstances. The document provides a table summarizing recommended actions for various types of electrical equipment to determine [continued]


    Practical Guidelines By Paul Coleman For the first time in the healthcare industry in the United States, business continuity planning and disaster recovery capability will become mandatory for all healthcare organizations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), passed by the US Congress in [continued]

    Business Continuity for the Healthcare Field

    ARE YOU AS PREPARED AS YOU THINK? The intensity and frequency of major natural disasters is increasing, from 100 per year in the 1970s to more than 500 per year today, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. From hurricanes to fires and floods, ice [continued]

    Health Care Staffing Certification

    Certification Review Process: Documentation Requirements This table is provided as a reference that can be used by both the health care staffing services (HCSS) firm and the reviewer. In some instances, documentation is required to demonstrate compliance with standards and elements of performance (EPs). In other situations, [continued]

    Disaster Restoration Services of Greater Pittsburgh (DRS)

    Contractor:  Disaster Restoration Services of Greater Pittsburgh (DRS) Project: Sarris candies Loss date: February 3, 2012 Completion Date: June 1, 2012 Dollar Value of Loss: $2.07 Million Synopsis: Eleven days before Valentine’s Day 2012, one of the biggest candy and confectionery holiday seasons of the year [continued]

    Next Phase of Cleanup

    Floors, walls, ceilings, books, tables, desks… check. Next up, electronics. The cleaning process at Youngsville High School has moved to the next phase. Times Observer photo by Brian FerryElectronic recertificationDipesh Pokhrel of Electro-Mechanical Recertifiers uses compressed air and a vacuum to clean ammonium phosphate dust [continued]

    NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

    In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Centeris forecasting an active or extremely active season this year. For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named [continued]

    Fire Extinguisher and Dry Chemical Fire Cleanup Process

    Fire Extinguisher Residue Cleanup Identification of Common Fire Extinguishers Water – Requires dry down and dehumidification. Water can be dirty and/or acid if it contains chlorine and will damage substrates if not properly cleaned. Carbon Dioxide – Carbon Dioxide depletes oxygen in the area to suffocate [continued]

    Full service environmentally sound parts cleaning services can get premium results for a fraction of the cost

    From printed circuit boards, chocolate molds, carburetors to precision instruments of all types, Electro-Mechanical Recertifiers, Inc. provides complete industrial parts cleaning services for any kind of intricate or industrial parts. Our method is safer, faster, less expensive and more effective than traditional hand cleaning, pressure [continued]

    To restore or not to restore IT and Networked Systems? That is the question.

    Q1. What is the real value of a computer system? A1. It is most often the DATA. Hard to replace, harder to recover and even harder to re-create- data is costly work product. This is the main reasons for backing up a network! If this [continued]


    A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if: (a) the expert’s scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or [continued]

    Selecting Tornado Shelters

    “If you know a better ‘ole, go to it!” This famous saying of Old Bill, a British cartoon character of World War I and II, is appropriate advice for Oklahomans in tornado season. Even better advice would be to build a “better hole” where to use in storms. [continued]