Signs That Your Tree is About to Fall

You’ve probably seen the iconic image of a tree falling with a lumberjack shouting, “Timber!” That’s great in the forest, but not when the tree is near your home. If any of the trees on your property are showing risks of falling and could compromise your property or...

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Preparing Emergency Kits for Your Family

One way to plan for an emergency is to ensure that each member of the family has enough supplies at home or in the car to meet their needs for at least three days. You can assemble these family kits as part of a preparedness activity. You should inspect your kits from...

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Groundhog Day and the Winter Forecast

Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2 of each year. The folklore holds that the emergence of the groundhog from its burrow on this day will predict the arrival of spring. If the day is cloudy, there may be an early spring that will bloom before the vernal equinox....

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Water Heater Disaster Prevention

Most people take their water heater for granted. The hot water system sits in an obscure corner of the house, with nobody paying much attention to it until it breaks down. Then everyone notices in a hurry. The water heater is used every day in the home. People tap...

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Fire Safety Tips for Children

Thousands of American families are forced out of their homes because of fires. In a typical house fire, residents have only about two minutes to escape from the burning house before it is fully engulfed in flames. It is important that the safety of every family member...

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Is Mold Lurking in Your Home?

Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in warm and humid conditions. With the absence of light, conditions become even more supportive of mold growth. A mold infestation can ruin both your home and your health. Many people are sensitive to molds. When inhaled, molds...

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What to Do During a Flood [infographic]

There are months of the year that makes the region prone to flooding may be brought by consecutive rainy days. Because of this, warnings and alerts are spread by the authorities. Oftentimes, it includes the things that you should do before, during and after the flood....

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National Thank You Month

National Thank You Month is observed every January, giving people the opportunity to express their gratitude to those who have helped them. Gratitude is an expression of positivity. It works in two ways: You’ll feel happier because you are showing gratitude, and the...

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New Year’s Resolution: Help Others

The start of the New Year is a great time to set goals for improving yourself and the world around you. On a personal level, you may choose to leave behind some negative habits, such as smoking, drinking, or eating junk food. You may also resolve to forge ahead with...

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Be Safe on New Year’s Eve

The year 2017 has been a busy one for The Disaster Company. We stayed active and engaged helping the people of Northern Utah recover from the effects of natural disasters, including fires and floods. We cleaned up damaged properties and restored them to their original...

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Tips for the Holiday Cleanup [infographic]

Holiday season is the time when your family abroad or even just your neighbours would pay you a visit. Unfortunately, it is also the time of the year when a lot of disasters may come in the country. Before doing any décor, you can ask help from a restoration company...

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Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

For many people, the celebration of Christmas will not be complete without a tree. While Christmas trees are beautiful and festive, however, they can also be dangerous. Although it doesn’t happen very often, Christmas trees can catch on fire. Most of the reported...

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Be Safe in Winter

Winter brings highly unpredictable weather. People living on the East Coast and in the Midwest are all too familiar with blizzards that wreak havoc on homes and other infrastructure. Preparation is your best defense against severe weather. Here are some ways to...

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Tips to Find a Leaking Pipe in Your Wall

A water leak behind the walls of a house or building can cause extensive damage to the walls, ceilings, and floors. Moisture behind the walls can increase the risk of mold buildup. The leak coming from the water pipes behind the wall may be slow and remain undetected...

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Stock up on These Essential Tools on Black Friday

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, rivaled only by Cyber Monday. Black Friday is still the leader in total sales, including sales at both physical and online stores. The retail holiday attracts millions of shoppers because of the huge discounts...

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Getting Your Home Ready for a Thanksgiving Crowd

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for extended family this year, you will soon be busily preparing for your guests. While your main focus may be on the food preparation, you will also need to get your house ready—especially if relatives are staying overnight. Here...

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Tips to Clean a Flooded Basement

Basements are prone to flooding. A basement flood could happen for a variety of reasons, which include clogged downspouts or storm gutters and ground saturation due to high water tables. When you notice that your basement has flooded, the first thing you need to do is...

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How to Prevent Halloween Fires

People decorate their homes with jack-o’-lanterns, dried cornstalks, papers spiders and other themed items during the celebration of Halloween. The decorations add to the allure of the holiday, but they can also present dangers. There are ways to make Halloween fun...

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Tips to Protect your Home from Wind Damage

Storms bring high winds that can wreak havoc on the structures in their path. Home and building owners typically reinforce their properties before the arrival of a storm, especially if it is predicted to be a strong one. Property owners must focus on protecting a...

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Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Month

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month. The month-long observance is focused on reminding people to protect their eyes. Eye injuries can occur in many different places, from the workplace to homes to sports fields. The work environment can be one of the most dangerous...

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Repairing Water-Damaged Ceilings

Water is an essential element of life, but it could also be destructive. When water meets the ceiling and drywall of a house, it can leave unsightly marks. In a worst-case scenario, water could damage the ceiling boards, resulting in collapse. These problems could...

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Minimizing Storm Damage

Severe storms are possible in all seasons of the year. There is no way to avoid them, but there are ways of reducing their effects. Taking steps to minimize damage to your home in the event of a storm can help you avoid costly repairs. Consider the following...

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Tips to Clean Smoke Damage from Your Walls

When house fires strike, the aftermath can be daunting. In best-case scenarios, the blaze can be stopped before it razes the house. Even if it is extinguished, however, there are still plenty of problems to contend with such as residual soot, smoke effects, and the...

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Save These Items First in the Event of a Fire

If your house catches on fire, your first impulse will likely be to save the most important things you own. Since a house could burn to the ground in a matter of minutes, however, it is important that you be methodical in what you do. The most important thing that you...

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What to Do When Disaster Strikes

If your home is affected by a storm, you will have your work cut out for you. Your primary concern is to ensure the safety of your family. You may need to evacuate your home if its damages pose safety risks. Make sure that nobody will be harmed as you move out of the...

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Fall Season Disasters

The fall season starts on September 22. People will say goodbye to the sizzling days of summer and welcome the cooler temperature of autumn. Fall is beautiful with its multi-colored leaves and temperate weather, but it can also be dangerous as it plays hosts to...

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Tips to Make Your Home Flood-Resistant

If your home is located in a low-lying area, or if you are near an ocean, lake or river, you are at a greater risk for flooding. Even as little as an inch of floodwater in your home could amount to extensive damage that will require costly cleanup and renovation after...

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Help Your Family Recover After a Disaster

Many disasters are unavoidable. But even though you can’t stop them from happening, you can become disaster-ready in order to mitigate their effects. After a calamity, you need to be ready to rebuild. Recovering from a disaster is a gradual and often painstaking...

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Senior Citizens Day

Americans observe National Senior Citizens Day on August 21 of each year. The day is devoted to honoring seniors who have made positive contributions to their families, workplaces, and communities. It is also intended to raise awareness of the economic, health, and...

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