Why YOU should know the difference between Public Insurance Adjusters & Restoration Contractors

Contractors

When experiencing a loss, it is the insured’s duty to protect their property and home insurance claim from further damage. In order to complete necessary emergency repairs and mitigate the loss, restoration companies are usually one of the first responders on the scene. Depending on the incident, this can involve boarding up broken windows, turning off the main water pipes, removing damaged building materials, removing personal property to protect from ...

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Avoid These Bad Habits That Could Burn Down Your House

house firesHoliday decorations such as Christmas trees are notorious for starting house fires.

But did you know that many ordinary household necessities are equally at fault for causing many house fires?

Seemingly harmless items like laptops, lint traps, or light bulbs can easily become potential fire starters if used incorrectly.

A recent article on Yahoo! identified 14 bad habits that increase ...

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Fire Pit Safety

What to do when your outdoor hearth gets too hot to handle

This article by Natalie Rodriguez was published in This Old House.

A blazing fire pit is a delightful comfort on cool nights—unless the fire flares out of control. For safety’s sake, take these precautions before striking the match:

  • Never place a pit closer than 10 feet from anything flammable, including your house and overhead tree branches.
  • With gas pits, make sure all vents are clear to avoid smoky ...
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Grilling Safety

Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

Each year an average of 8,800 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. While nearly half of the people who grill do it year-round, July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by May, June, and August.