The Most Fire-prone Rooms in the House

A house fire could develop at any time, affecting any part of your home, but some areas of the home are more vulnerable to flames than others. While it is important that you implement fire safety throughout your house or apartment, you should pay special attention to...

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Detergents vs. Soaps

We use soaps and detergents for cleaning our bodies, cars, homes, and things in our homes. Both cleaning agents serve the same overall purpose; in fact, you may refer to them interchangeably, but they are not the same. Both are surface-active agents or surfactants....

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Take the Stress out of Disaster Cleanup

April is Stress Awareness Month, which is designed to heighten awareness of the causes of stress as well as effective stress management techniques. Stress is unavoidable, and a little pressure can be helpful. But sometimes tension can become crushing and unbearable....

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World Health Day

April 7 marks World Health Day sponsored by the World Health Organization. The celebration aims to improve the well-being of all people. Staying healthy is very important during and after a disaster. Many health hazards are present in the wake of a catastrophe, and...

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De-cluttering your Home

People have the tendency to set things aside with the intention of taking care of them later. As they get busy with their daily lives, small piles can accumulate. If unchecked, those piles can turn into daunting mountains of stuff. If your house has too much clutter,...

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Spring Home Maintenance

With the temperatures warming up after the frigid days of winter, people are turning their attention to spring activities—including spring cleaning. Just as spring is a symbol of new beginnings, it’s a chance to breathe a new sense of order into our homes and lives....

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National Poison Prevention Week

The third week of the month of March of each year is National Poison Prevention Week. The week is dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of poisoning and highlighting ways to prevent it. Here are some tips for protecting yourself and your family from the risks...

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Safeguarding Your Animals When Disaster Strikes

A disaster could hit at any moment, and it is important that you are prepared to evacuate your family to safety. If you leave your home, you need to take your pets with you. If your home is no longer safe for you, it probably won’t be safe for your animals either....

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Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Protecting the eyes is critical. Every day, more than 2,000 individuals in the country suffer from an eye injury, with many of them losing some degree of eyesight. Research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that lost...

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Aftermath of Fire: Dos and Don’ts

House fires can ignite when you least expect them, damaging lives and property. In the event of a house fire, the first thing you should do is to make sure that the people in the home are safe. Once you have contacted the fire department and evacuated the home, do not...

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Make Your Home Inventory Today

Any disaster, natural or man-made, can strike your home without notice. It could be a house fire, storm, or burglary. In the aftermath of a catastrophe, you will need to file insurance claims to recover whatever losses you might have incurred. Without an inventory of...

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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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Mold Facts and Myths [infographic]

Perhaps you have seen a black woolly thing produced especially in a humid area of your home. It must be a mold which might cause health problems such as skin irritation, asthma, fever and the like. To avoid this happening, this infographic provides tips on how to...

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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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