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 […]

Electronic Home Inventory Preparation

After a fire wreaks havoc on your home and life, you will have several tasks, which could quickly become quite daunting, to complete to ensure you receive an equitable and fair settlement from your insurance carrier. One of these tasks includes the preparation of a home inventory of your personal property. This catalog will list […]

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 […]

5-star Review from the Executive Chef and Co-Founder of Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar

Receiving positive feedback from our customers is always gratifying. We recently received a 5-star review from the Executive Chef and Co-Founder of Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar, John Coletta, and his lovely wife for the fire restoration project we completed at their rental property in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. We were honored to […]

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 […]

Before & After Photos of Fire Repairs in Edgebrook, Chicago

Nothing quite compares to before and after photos of Restore Construction, Inc.’s fire restoration projects. The juxtaposition of the below images of a project located in the Edgebrook neighborhood of Chicago illustrates just how impressive our craftsmanship and work quality are. The contrast in materials and finishes is remarkable.

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 […]

Restore Participated in the 67th Annual IFCA Conference

Restore had a great time at the 67th Annual Illinois Fire Chiefs Association’s (IFCA) Conference in Peoria from October 8 – 11, 2017. The IFCA’s dedication to promoting excellence in the fire service is admirable. The IFCA not only provides a collaborative network, which allows for the sharing of information, research, and knowledge, but also […]

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 […]

Flashback Friday: Franklin Park Fire

Restore Construction, Inc. satisfactorily completed fire repairs to a home in Franklin Park this month. The homeowners were most impressed by their remodeled, modern kitchen – from the new cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel KitchenAid appliances to the new light fixtures and bay window. It was extremely gratifying to hear that we constructed the […]