Candle Fire Safety

Did you know that nearly 10,000 residential fires are caused each year by the careless or inappropriate use of candles? This alarming statistic was reported by the National Candle Association (“NCA”).   *Source: Home Candle Fires, Fire Analysis and Research Division, National Fire Protection Association, December 2015. Based on 2009-2013 annual averages   We understand […]

Tuesday Tip: Maintenance of Washing Machines and Dryers

Here is your Tuesday tip! It is imperative you maintain your washing machine and dryer to prevent home fires. One of our clients’ stackable washer and dryer recently started a fire in his Chicago home, causing approximately $50,000 in damages. A photo of the damaged washer and dryer that we took post fire is featured […]

September: Campus Fire Safety Month

According to the National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”), “From 2011-2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 4,100 structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities, and other related properties. These fires caused annual averages of 35 civilian injuries and $14 million in direct property damage.” Given this information, Restore Construction, Inc. believes it […]

Campfire Safety Tips

Doesn’t the smell of sweet marshmallows toasting over an open campfire make you think of a great summertime camping trip? How about a delicious hotdog roasting on a stick over the same fire? I am salivating just thinking about both! When enjoying a campfire and the related yummy foods, it is imperative to remember to do so safely. Restore Construction, […]

Fire Extinguisher Safety

Although home fire escape plans and working smoke alarms are essential to fire safety, portable fire extinguishers are also effective in putting out and containing small fires. It is pivotal you not only select the appropriate fire extinguisher but also learn the best places to install one and how to properly use it. When selecting a […]

Cooking Fire Safety

With Easter around the corner, many of you will be cooking your favorite family recipes.  I sure will be!  As I cook, I always keep in mind the significance of remaining alert while doing so, especially since cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home injuries.  According to the National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”), […]

Smoke Alarm Safety

Did you know that approximately 3 out of 5 deaths related to fires occur in homes in which no smoke alarms are installed or the alarms that are installed are not properly functioning? Are smoke alarms installed throughout your home?  If so, when is the last time you tested them? Smoke alarms are essential to […]

Tuesday Tip: Space Heater Safety

As the snow continues to fall throughout the Chicagoland area and the cold temperatures set in, you may require supplemental heat in your home and select a space heater as your source.  Did you know that heating equipment is a leading cause of house fires in the United States?  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) cited, “Space […]