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Prevent Water Damage While on Vacation

This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer which means it's time to look forward to weekend trips to the beach and family vacations.  These trips are a great way to have fun with friends and family or just get away for a little peace and quiet; however, as one...

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ELECTRICAL FIRES

Have you ever seen sparks when you plugged something into one of your electrical outlets?  This past weekend, my 7-year old nephew saw sparks when I plugged in his electrical cord for his Ipad, and got a little worried thinking the house was going to catch on fire. ...

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Fire Restoration Process

Whether your home has suffered a small grease fire in the kitchen or a large loss house fire, the restoration process is basically the same.  Since some of us have never experienced a fire restoration project personally, here is a basic understanding of what to...

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House Fires in Modern vs Older Homes

Almost everyone who lives in and around Raleigh heard about the massive 5-alarm fire that completely demolished a 6-story apartment complex under construction in downtown Raleigh last month.  It was reported that the fire spread so quickly because of the stage of...

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Business Disaster Plan

When we think of disasters that can affect our businesses, we often think of floods, fires and tornadoes, but are you prepared in case a blackout or computer virus attempt to cripple your business? I was talking to a small business owner recently about some of his...

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Leaky Roof

A leaky roof can range in severity and inconvenience to the homeowners.  While the cause of some leaks is obvious (missing shingles, storm damage or fallen debris), it is not always easy to find the exact location of the problem.  Here are a few ways to find the...

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Did you know... North Carolina averages 26 tornadoes, 3 tornado fatalities and 39 tornado injuries each year Tornadoes most frequently occur in the late afternoon and early evening hours Damage from straight line thunderstorm winds can look like and be just as bad as...

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