10 Safety Tips for High-rise Apartment & Condo Buildings

It’s National Fire Prevention Week! Given our recent emergency response to a 60-unit condo building in Elmwood Park, we thought it would be fitting to offer the ten below safety tips for renters and owners of high-rise apartment and condominium buildings. Before renting an apartment or purchasing a condo, it is important to ensure there […]

School Fire Safety

It’s that time of the year again! Summer is coming to an end, and students and teachers are heading back to school. Based upon the research conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an annual average of 4,980 structure fires occurred in educational properties, and approximately 69% took place in nursery, elementary, middle, or […]

Outdoor Entertainment

  Since summer is quickly approaching with Memorial Day weekend a few days away, we thought it would be fitting for today’s piece of Wednesday Wisdom to be related to outdoor entertainment. Who doesn’t enjoy a well-hosted outdoor party in a backyard or around a pool on a warm, sunny summer day? We sure do […]

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 Carbon Monoxide Safety Steps

    Did you know that the “invisible killer,” carbon monoxide, unintentionally causes more than 400 American deaths every year? This invisible, odorless, and colorless gas is created when fuels do not completely burn, and it often goes undetected. Your heating and cooking equipment as well as vehicles and generators that are left running in […]

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 […]