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 […]

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 […]

10 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Home

As the chill of the upcoming winter begins to set in, we suggest taking the following preventative steps to winterize and protect your home. Insulate your water pipes in the unheated areas of your house. Wrap the pipes in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, especially if the rooms are along exterior walls. If you choose […]

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 […]

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Did you know that children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year according to the National Safety Council’s research? With Halloween quickly approaching, it is important to remind your little ghouls and goblins to stay safe and alert […]

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 […]

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 […]

Restore’s Night Out at the Chicago White Sox Game

Restore Construction, Inc. proudly hosted a Night Out at the Chicago White Sox Game for Fire Chiefs and firefighters from about fifteen different fire protection districts and fire departments this month. We are truly grateful for their courage and dedication to the safety of others. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to demonstrate our profound appreciation […]

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 […]