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Wind Damage and Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2017 11:39:16 AM posted in Damage Prevention

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A weather forecast calling for gusting winds is most often overlooked by the public. Perhaps it does not sound as bad as a “winter storm warning” or a “hurricane watch”, but unfortunately, the power of wind is highly underestimated. The force of wind is something that should not be taken lightly, and its threat to the safety of your home should not be ignored.

Minimize your risks for home damages and danger by following these tips the next time the weather man is calling for strong winds:

Bring in and Secure Outdoor Items

Most people keep unsecured items out during weather conditions of high winds, and only realize that they should have secured them after one of those items flew through the window of their home or blew away down the street. Objects left outdoors during wind storms generate two kinds of predicaments. They can potentially injure your home, property, family and others and can also be lost or ruined, creating a financial loss for you and your family.

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Prepare and Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2017 9:03:33 AM posted in Water Damage

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Frozen pipes can cause tremendous damage to your home.  When water in a pipe freezes, it expands and puts immense pressure on both metal and plastic pipes ─ and if/when the pipe breaks, it could potentially release a cascade of water into your home, causing mass amounts of structural damage. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, claim payments by all insurance companies in the past decade for those kinds of losses have exceeded $4 billion.

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3 Centuries of Historical Snowstorms for the Garden State

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 17, 2017 10:06:13 AM posted in Winter Storm Damage, Storm Damage

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The winter season has finally arrived, bringing us the first snowfalls of the year! While the snow brings on joy and peace as children gear up to go play and families curl up by the fire to watch the snow cover the ground, the snow can also create hazardous situations that we all must be aware of, prepare for, and always remember.

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The 12 Disasters of Christmas

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2016 1:01:59 PM posted in Home Restoration

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On the first day of Christmas, restoration was given to thee:

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Prevent These Common Home Emergencies During the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2016 9:05:00 AM posted in Fire Prevention

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As the holidays begin to approach, so does the busiest time of the year, in which people take on various traditional activities in addition to their everyday schedules. As people dive in head first into the holiday rush with shopping, cooking, and transforming their homes with festive decorations, they fail to take into consideration the most common home emergencies that tend to occur during the holiday season. Even during the most wonderful times of the year, accidents can happen that can lead to significant home damages, injuries, and even fatalities.

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The Top Causes of Fire Damage

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2016 8:30:00 AM posted in Fire Prevention

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Fortunately, a house fire is not something that everyone has experienced in their lifetime. Unfortunately, most do not realize that house fires are more common than people think. According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) there are more than 360,000 home structure fires each year, resulting in about $6-8 billion dollars in damage.

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Worst Storms in the Garden State’s History

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM posted in Storm Damage

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Everyone remembers Hurricane Sandy and the severe damage it caused throughout the state of New Jersey. As towns, homes and families have mended over time, the devastation of these natural disasters are never forgotten, and the horrifying truth of the matter is that Hurricane Sandy’s wrath was small-time in comparison to the most powerful storms that have swept across the state in past years. Below are some of the most devastating storms to strike the Garden State:

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Storm Damage Assessment: How Cornerstone Helps you Rebuild

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM posted in Storm Damage

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As a restoration company licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we understand that local weather patterns have the ability to cause remarkable damage to a person’s home and/or business. Typically, damage can be caused by tropical storms, hurricanes, and even tornados consisting of high winds, lightening strikes, fallen trees, and heavy rain, which can be extremely frightening for you and your family.

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Insurance Tips for Home Restoration

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2016 3:24:25 PM posted in Insurance Coverage, Home Restoration

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If you’ve recently experienced serious property loss due to a fire or flood, dealing with the aftermath of the incident can be rather overwhelming. Your home and possessions have been more than just materialistic items to you, as their cherished values are immeasurable. As one experiences the initial sense of shock and loss, it is crucial to make important decisions at this time ― even though one may feel the least capable of doing so.

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Tips for Hurricane Preparedness and Developing a Hurricane Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2016 8:43:53 AM posted in Emergency Preparedness

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When an emergency occurs, it’s only human nature to start panicking ― however, panicking is the worst thing to do in an emergency situation. Your safety is heavily reliant on your decisions, responses, and actions at this time. Although most emergency situations occur when you least expect them, it’s important to be prepared and have a plan to take action to avoid going into panic mode.

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