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The Top Causes of Fire Damage

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2018 10:35:15 AM posted in Fire Damage, Damage Prevention, Home Restoration, Fire Prevention, Fire Safety, Home maintenance

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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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The Real Cost of Flood Damage: Protect Your Home Today

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 11, 2018 9:18:53 AM posted in Water Damage, Storm Damage, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane Season, Flood Damage

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Among the many types of damages that can occur to your home, flooding is not only the most expensive, but is also the most commonly occurring natural disaster to affect homes, families and commercial properties within the United States.

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Protecting your home against lightning strikes and damage.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2018 8:30:00 AM posted in Emergency Preparedness, Storm Damage, Home safety, Lightning damage, Lightning strike

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Picturesque displays of lightning can be highly captivating to the casual onlooker but in reality these forces can bring up to and over a million volts of electricity. Lightning, along with its visual beauty, brings extreme inconsistency as to where it will strike next. While it is probably not widely acknowledged, lightning is indeed the most menacing and frequently encountered weather hazard that most people encounter each year.  A direct strike can not only tear through roofs and ignite fires but a secondary strike can potentially hit a nearby tree or power line producing structural damage and causing unwanted surges into your home respectively. Additionally, lightning strikes are the number one cause of damage to submerged well pumps. Lightning can also create havoc on appliances and electronics in your home, which, along with structural damage, can prove to be costly. 

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Grilling Safety Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2018 12:38:21 PM posted in Home safety, Fire Safety, Grilling safety, bbq safety, family safety

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We are officially in the middle of grilling season! Nothing says summer more than being with family and friends in the backyard playing games while enjoying hamburgers and hot dogs from the grill. Unfortunately, there comes some danger with grilling as the occurrence of grill-caused home fires increase drastically. Below are some tips to keep your home safe and decrease the chances of disaster:

 

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Spring Maintenance Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2018 1:13:00 PM posted in Spring Maintenance Tips, Spring Cleanup, Spring Cleaning

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Winter has finally come to an end! It was only a month ago that that we were in the middle of 3 Nor’easters and it seemed like spring was nowhere in sight. Winter may have left us for the time being but it has also left most people’s homes in desperate need of some repairs.  Below is a checklist of what to look out for that might need repair after a harsh winter season:

Damaged Roofing- When checking for damaged roofing remember to always exercise safety and caution first. We recommend that you DO NOT look for troubled spots on the roof from the exterior leave that to a professional. What you can do is go into the attic and check for signs of moisture by using a flashlight. Additionally, you could also look for pinpoints of daylight showing through. If there are signs of moisture and daylight showing through your roof then you need the help of a professional.
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Wind Damage and Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 11:32:00 AM posted in Damage Prevention, Storm Damage, Home maintenance, Wind Damage, March Winds

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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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Atlantic Hurricane Season 2017 - Being Prepared

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2017 4:54:25 PM posted in Emergency Preparedness, Storm Damage, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane, Hurricane Season

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Atlantic Hurricane Season 2017; Being Prepared

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Advantage of Hiring a Restoration Contractor vs a General Contractor

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2017 2:13:06 PM posted in Remodeling and Renovations, Cornerstone Appraisal & Restoration News, Home Restoration

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Residential and commercial disasters can be devastating and no homeowner or business proprietor wants to experience the stress and loss that comes with it. The anxiety and dread that can follow a tragic event hitting your home or place of business can be catastrophic. Naturally those affected by such a calamity will rush to call a general contractor to fix the aforementioned disaster. While this might be an important first step in fixing the issue, one should come to understand and know the difference between a general contractor and a restoration contractor.

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Your Guide to Spring Cleaning

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2017 11:14:42 AM posted in Damage Prevention

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The season of warmth and sun is finally here to stay, and most of you may have that spring cleaning fever kicking in − making you want to air out the whole house and start the season off fresh. The question is: where do you start? To make your spring cleaning chore as easy and painless as possible, here is an organized checklist made simple to get you off to the races!

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The Real Cost of Flood Damage: Protect Your Home Today

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2017 10:48:19 AM posted in Water Damage

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Among the many types of damages that can occur to your home, flooding is not only the most expensive, but is also the most commonly occurring natural disaster to affect homes, families and commercial properties within the United States.

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