Firework Safety

Given the glorious 4th of July is tomorrow, we thought that it would be beneficial to share the dangers of fireworks, especially since more fires are reported on July 4th than any other day of the year as per the National Safety Council’s research. Fireworks cause an average of 18,500 reported fires each year (The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]