Fire Safety–Fireworks

When I think about the 4th of July, many different things come to mind…Independence, homemade ice cream, cookouts, watermelon, apple pie, baseball and my favorite—Fireworks! As we all prepare for our 4th of July celebrations, spending time with our friends and families, let’s remember to be safe around fireworks.

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Grease Fire

Grease fires are extremely dangerous and because they burn very hot, they can spread quickly to cabinets and other flammable areas of the kitchen causing significant fire damage. While household ABC fire extinguishers are good at putting out most fires in the home, they are not recommended for putting out grease fires. Here are some tips for extinguishing grease fires:

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Cleaning—The Ultrasonic Cleaning Way

Last November, PHC started using Ultrasonic equipment to clean contents from both fire and water damage restoration projects. Ultrasonic cleaning uses high frequency sound waves through water to remove smoke residue, mold, heat scale, oxides and even microscopic dust and soot from tiny crevices that are unreachable by hand. The use of this equipment now makes it possible for us to clean items that were once considered unable to be cleaned and that would have been thrown away.

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Wildfire Burning

The wildfire burning in the Croatan National Forest along the coast of North Carolina is the inspiration for today’s blog. The fire broke out over the weekend and has now burned over 22,000 acres. The US Forest Service stated that the fire started when a prescribed burn got out of control. So far, no injuries or property damage have occurred and the containment lines seem to be holding.

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Fire Safety: Fire Extinguishers–Part 2

Fire extinguishers can help reduce the amount of fire damage to your home if the fire is detected early and if you know how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

The acronym PASS is frequently used by firefighters and extinguisher manufacturers to teach the proper method for using fire extinguishers. PASS stands for:

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Fire Extinguisher Fire Safety

Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? Do you and the members of your household know where the fire extinguisher is stored? Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher? These are all questions that we need to be able to answer “yes”, so this week, I want to share with you some information that everyone should know regard fire extinguishers.

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Mold Health Problems and Cleanup

While the EPA states that the research on mold and health effects is ongoing, there is a potential for molds to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens and inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic reactions to mold are common and include the following: sneezing, red eyes, skin rash, asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic, and can irritate the throat or lungs.

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Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips

Today’s blog continues our series in understanding what mold is and how water damage can lead to the growth of mold. We know that water is needed for the growth of mold, so I want to share with you the EPA’s Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips from their website, www.epa.gov.

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Hurricane Preparation Tips

It is that time of year again…Hurricane Season which runs from June 1st until November 30th. Historically, NC isn’t impacted until late August and into September, but this year we saw the first named Tropical Storm form off the coast on SC on May 19th and the season’s second storm could bring rain along the NC coast this Memorial Day weekend; so it is never too early to get prepared. Below are some Storm Damage and Hurricane preparation tips:

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Protecting your home from fire damage–Candle Safety

Did you know that on average in the US a candle fire is reported to the fire department every 40 minutes? That is a lot of candles and a lot of calls to for local fire departments. This week’s safety tip is for Candle Safety and prevention of fire damage to your home as published by the NFPA Public Education Division.

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The word you use as a company motto is “compassion”.  Every one of you certainly live up to that motto every single day!  We felt it the first day we met Josh and every single day thereafter.  Thank you for a wonderful journey as you helped us put our lives and our home back together.  We are eternally grateful!

T. Robinson, Pittsboro

This letter is to let you all know what a fantastic job you all did on rebuilding and restoring our home.  Me, my son and wife congratulate you all for a perfect job.  Each and every employee who had anything to do with our house was so professional, polite and did everything we asked them to.  Job well done.  Thanks to you all, we can enjoy our new home for the rest of our lives.

Robbie L., Raleigh

PHC has demonstrated the skill, good judgement, and polite service.  Through their employees who are all trained to do their jobs very well with full dedication to customer satisfaction.  Thanks to all!

J. Oborne, Sanford

My assistant project manager was very helpful with decisions and kept us informed on the progress of repairs and changes.  Everyone that worked at our house was always courteous and helpful and did a superior job.  You have a great staff and we would recommend you to anyone.  We are enjoying our home.

G. Godwin, Benson

This is the second job PHC has done for us.  We are extremely pleased with all components of their work.  We are recommending PHC to ALL of our friends.

S. McFadyen, Vass

Given the situation we were dealing with, PHC came right in that evening and started clean-up.  PHC walked us through every aspect of our repairs/replacement.  They were amazing and made the entire process seamless.  Overall, we are thrilled with the final results.  I never imagined it would have turned out this beautiful.  PHC made this initial terrible experience and experience we will never forget.

S. Jones, Raleigh

Everyone was so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.  Quality of work exceeded our expectations.  We have already highly recommended you guys to people we know.  Thanks for everything!

K. Vorbeck, Raleigh

I’m in the building trades and feel qualified to say that your crew was better than excellent in all phases.  By the end it felt more like a labor of love than a job contract.

J. Byrum, Chapel Hill

I could not ask for a better crew.  Everyone was professional and courteous.  My home even looks better than before!  I will recommend you to everyone I meet.

P. Smith, Sanford

Many thanks for the super fine job your crew did on my flood damage. You evaluated the damage and reacted quickly. Keep up the good work!

D. Lane, Fuquay-Varina

Thank you for taking care of our home repair in a timely manner. You were a pleasure to work with.

Mary, Fuquay Varina

Your company came to our rescue so rapidly when the accident occurred, which was a great relief. Your work has added value and pride to our home!

Judi and Geoffrey, Cary

Thank you for everything that you have done. I never imagined it would turn out so beautiful! Your crews are very courteous and kind. They’ve done an outstanding job.

Debbie, Spring Lake

We gratefully applaud your crews. Their work was top notch. They were polite, eager to answer questions, clean in their work and showed respect for our home. They work well together as a team.

R. Arcus, Durham

Just a note to thank you so very much for the great job you did in cleaning our church after it had been vandalized recently. Thank you so much for the prompt attention to our Church also! It meant a great deal to our Church Family to be able to have our regular Sunday services in the Sanctuary that day.

Christian Chapel Church

Your crew demonstrated professionalism throughout the restoration, were experienced and did a wonderful job in every aspect. The renovation turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined and I know we will enjoy it for many years to come.

F. Hinkson, Goldsboro

I am very happy to be back in my house. Thank you for making it possible within a reasonable amount of time. You certainly are to be commended for your professionalism.

Jo Anne, Kenly

On a scale of 1 to 10 your company is an 11! Everyone at our church is satisfied – not one complaint – all cheers! Everything was done as requested, on time, and above our expectations.

R. Strother, Franklinton

We are very pleased with the work done by Professional Home Care. Your thoroughness and consideration relieved us of many concerns and returned our home to its original state with a minimal amount of time and confusion.

J. Erdman, Pinehurst

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