Category Archives: Safety

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – especially when it comes to keeping your home and family safe. Learn where to go in case of a flood, what to do after a fire, and more.

How to Prevent Kitchen Fires This Thanksgiving

roasted turkey in the ovenKitchen fires are the most common household fires by far, according to FEMA. While the overall rate of fires is down, they still cause thousands of injuries and deaths per year. Middle-aged adults are most likely to be injured, because they are trying to put out the fire. The elderly are most likely to die in a fire, because they may struggle to evacuate by themselves. Plus, no matter your age, a fire can ruin Thanksgiving. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Continue reading

Why is Fast Flood Response So Important for Flood Clean Up?

flooded roomThere’s a few reasons why experts recommend that you begin flood clean-up within 24 hours. The first is simply about your safety. Waterlogged homes are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold and pathogens. Twenty four hours after a flood, toxic mold can begin to grow that puts your health and the health of your family members at risk. The odds of bad bacterial growth surge again after the 48 hour mark. Continue reading

A tree just fell on my house. Now what?

tree fell on the houseWhether the tree that just fell on your house was caused by a natural disaster or a man-made one, a thoughtfully prepared aftermath recovery process is very important.

This includes checking for any injured persons, assessing the extent of the damage to your property, and if the unfortunate incident is part of your insurance coverage or your homeowner’s insurance policy. If you’re a renter, check out this insightful article.

So, how to survive a tree falling on your house? Follow these helpful tips:
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5 Go Bag Essentials You Forgot to Pack

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It’s important to keep a Go Bag in your home so that in cases of emergency, you’re ready for the worst to happen. When building a disaster kit, there are some basic necessities that immediately come to mind like food, water, blankets, and medical supplies. While those items are all critical to include in your kit, it’s also important to think beyond the bare necessities – especially if you are in a situation where you are displaced from your home for the long term. So, without further ado, here are five Go Bag essentials you forgot to put in your kit, and the reasons why you’ll want to include them.

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The 5 Most Common Causes of Water Damage in Your Home

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As a homeowner, you need to be aware of all the possible things to protect your home against. Storm damage, earthquake damage, wind damage – and, most frequent of all, water damage. We don’t like to think of our homes being ravaged by the elements, but it happens, and when it does, we need to be prepared. Instead of being reactive, we can try taking proactive steps to safeguard our homes and protect our belongings (plus save a bunch on costs). Below, we outline the five most common causes of water damage in your home in the hopes that this information will help you avoid damage to your home.

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What’s in Your Dog’s Bug Out Bag?

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Natural disasters are no laughing matter, and when faced with one, you are often left with only two choices: evacuate the area, or buckle down and prepare for the storm ahead. That preparation hopefully includes setting up “Bug Out Bags” for each member of your family–including of course, your dog. Unfortunately, very few people know to do this– so we have compiled a list of thirteen essential items you should include in your dog’s Bug Out Bag, and the reasons why your canine companion might need them.

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How to Handle a Leaking Water Heater

a leaking water heater can be changed with a new one from the Bradford White water heater familyompleHow to Handle a Leaking Water Heater

Your water heater is essential when it comes to keeping a comfortable, clean, and happy home or business. Sometimes, though, water heaters can malfunction and cause serious damage. A leaking water heater is no small issue, but it is one that can often go unnoticed for far too long. At that point, you have excessive water damage and your house is put in serious danger. Our pros at TSC Restoration are here to share with you some tips on how to spot a leaking water heater, and what to do in order to prevent further damage to your home. Continue reading

Flood Safety Means Knowing Where to Go

Where to go in a flood to stay safe

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When forming your flood safety plan, it’s important to know where to go in order to ensure your family’s safety. If your children are in school, know what to do should a flood occur during school hours. Come up with a designated meeting place for you and your children. Make arrangements with a family member or friend in a nearby town so you have a place to stay, and don’t forget to include your pets in your flood safety plans. Knowing where to go and what to do when a flood occurs is the most critical part of your flood safety agenda – prepare yourself today so you can remain safe. Continue reading