Smoking Materials: Leading Cause of Fire Deaths

Do you smoke? Did you know that smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths? These materials can quickly ignite items within and outside of your home, especially mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, and trash. Fortunately, fires caused by smoking materials are preventable. We highly recommend you follow the below steps to avoid a potentially […]

10 Pet Fire Safety Tips

Did you know that pets and wild animals play a role in starting nearly 1,000 home fires every year? We all love our pets unconditionally, but it is important to remember that they are very curious, which could lead to a fire. We, therefore, recommend adhering to the safety tips listed below. Be sure to […]

Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas has come and gone once again, and many of us have started to take down or have already taken down our holiday décor. We know taking everything down and storing it away is not as much fun as putting it up, but the takedown plays a significant role in preventing fire hazards. If you […]

Fire Risk: Christmas Decor

Lit houses and trees are hallmarks of Christmas, but these decorations pose fire risks. According to the National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”), “Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in two out of every five (40%) home Christmas tree fires.” Another alarming statistic is related to the number of Christmas decor-related fires to which U.S. fire departments […]

Keep Your Loved Ones Safe on Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to bake a delicious pumpkin pie, mash some potatoes, prepare the turkey, gather family and friends, and take a bite of the infamous green bean casserole. As you prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow, we ask that you remember Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, with […]

Wednesday Wisdom: Avoid the Use of Turkey Fryers

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, turkey is on our minds. Many of us here at Restore Construction enjoy a flavorful, moist fried turkey on this joyous holiday. We are, however, aware of the dangers of using home turkey fryers and how quickly a hazardous fire situation could arise from the use thereof. Thanksgiving is […]

Indoor Fireplace Safety

Not too many things compare to curling up in front of a cozy fire within your home during the fall months. While the warmth, smell, crackle, and glow of a wood fire can create a pleasant and peaceful environment, they can also lead to a dangerous and destructive situation if the fireplace is not used […]

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 […]