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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grill Season Safety

There is nothing better than the smell of food on the grill at outdoor summer parties. Warm afternoons and evenings spent grilling and on a patio, in a pool, or merely in a backyard with family and friends allow for fabulous memories. Many of us have already pulled out our grills and hosted our first BBQ of the year. As […]

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”), […]