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Emergency Supply Kit

We’ve all heard the line…”disaster can strike at any time” and in the restoration industry, PHC sees disasters firsthand all the time. Disasters can hit a homeowner in the form of fire damage, water damage or storm damage and since most can strike without notice, we would like to pass along some tips for putting together an Emergency Supply Kit for your family which can help in any situation. Here is a list of items that would be good to have on hand:

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Insurance Policy

Do I have coverage for the trees in my yard that were hit by lightning? If I had a fire in my home, will I have full coverage to cover all repairs? If water damage forced me to leave my home while repairs are being made, will my insurance policy cover the costs? Do I have flood coverage?

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Plumbing Related Water Damage

As we have mentioned in previous blogs, water damage can be costly and a big inconvenience. There are many different things that can lead to water damage in your home, but today, we are going to focus on Plumbing as the cause. In David Letterman fashion, here are the top 10 reasons for water damage resulting from plumbing:

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Water Damage Fact

Growing up, how many times were you told to make sure the lights were off and items such as the iron, curling/flat irons and stove were turned off before leaving the house or going to bed? It is pretty easy to understand why you would be reminded–to save electricity and to keep things from getting too hot and causing a fire.

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Mold Inspection

Mold is a topic that causes great concern to homeowners.  When we see or suspect mold growing in our home, we worry about if it will make us sick and then try to either "clean" the mold ourselves or expect the worst and want to find out what kind of mold it is and how...

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Home Fires

We often tend to worry about snow, ice and freezing temperatures this time a year as the biggest threats to damage our homes, and rightfully so.  Snow and ice can lead to ice damming causing damage to our roofs, the weight of snow and ice can cause tree limbs to fall...

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Frozen Water Pipes

Winter storm Helena didn't bring as much snow as most of us expected over the weekend, but it did leave behind some very cold temperatures.  Whenever we see temperatures fall into the teens or below, we run risk of having water pipes freeze in our homes.  If you are...

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New Years Resolutions for Your Home

How many of you set New Years Resolutions for 2017?  I think we all have goals and hopes for the New Year, but resolutions seem to have a bad reputation.  We set out with the best intentions, but often find ourselves unable to keep them.  This year, I'm encouraging...

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Our Year in Review

As we enter the last week of 2016, it is a good time to share our year in review.  Weather played a memorable part of 2016.  We started the year with an ice storm which brought down tree limbs and power lines.  Many of us were without power which caused some frozen...

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Merry Christmas from PHC Restoration

On behalf of everyone at PHC Restoration, I would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Our offices will be closed on Monday, December 26, but we will have staff on call during the holiday, so give us a call at 919-818-2582...

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Contents Restoration–Furniture

One morning last week, I found Josh conducting a furniture restoration demonstration with the contents team in the warehouse.  We had several clients' tables and chairs that sustained water damage after the flooding from Hurricane Matthew.  As you can see from the...

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Winter energy saving tips for your home

If you've lived in North Carolina for any period of time, you know that winters can be unpredictable.  One day it can be sunny and short sleeved weather and two days later there could be ice or snow blanketing the area.  Because the outside temperature can vary, you...

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Winterize Your Crawl space

Winterize Your Crawl space

  As the temperature continues to drop in the coming weeks, now is a good time to start winterizing your home to help you stay warm and prevent frozen pipes.  Your crawl space is a key component to winterizing under your home against cold winter air.  It is not...

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Happy Thanksgiving from PHC Restoration

Happy Thanksgiving!  In honor of Thanksgiving this week, PHC Restoration would like to thank all the families that we have worked with this year, as well as the previous customers, friends and agencies who have referred our to company to their friends and family...

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Christmas Parades in Our Area

Are you starting to get into the Christmas spirit and looking for something to do this weekend?  If so, plan on heading to downtown Raleigh for the WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade which starts at 9:40am on November 19th.  If you can't make it this weekend or would...

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Hot Water Heaters

We get several water damage calls a month that resulted from hot water heaters.  Whether it be a slow leak or a complete rupture, the amount of water damage can be catastrophic.  So, why do water heaters fail and is there anything the we can do to prevent failure?...

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Contents Restoration

PHC works with many homeowners each year who have suffered severe fire, water or storm damage to their homes. These homeowners and their families are often displaced for months and often lose most of their personal property as a result of the damage. Our goal is to work closely with the homeowner and the insurance company to get families back in their homes as quickly as possible while taking great pride in making sure each home looks just as good if not better than it did before the loss occurred. This philosophy holds true not only for the structure of the home but also its contents.

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Fall Maintenance

It is that time of year again…time to enjoy the cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters, leaves changing and the start of college basketball.  It is also time to perform some routine Fall Maintenance on your home to help protect your home from water damage and the colder...

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Which Restoration Company is Right for You?

Do you know who to call to restore your home after it has suffered damage resulting from fire, water or storm winds?  Not everyone knows a restoration company to call right away.  Most people rely on referrals from friends or family members.  Some people ask their...

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Dangers after Flooding

Dangers after Flooding

Mold is one of the leading dangers after flooding to your home and other structures.  Mold needs moisture and food to grow and spreads easily.  If your home was flooded from Hurricane Matthew, you are at risk for mold damage if you don't act fast.  FEMA.gov released...

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Fire Prevention Week 2016

How often do you need to replace the smoke alarms in your home?  We all know that we should change the batteries when we change our clocks, but how many of us know that we need to replace our smoke detectors every 10 years?  Smoke alarms tend to be one of the things...

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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Matthew is topping the headlines this week as it moves across the Caribbean and heads towards the East Coast of the US.  Will the high pressure system steer it towards the coast or will the cold front push to the south in time to keep it offshore?  A good...

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Business Disaster Plan

Business Disaster Plan

We've talked a lot about how fire, water and storm disasters not only damage or destroy property but also disrupt lives of the homeowners and their families.  But, have you thought about how these disasters impact where you work?  Do you know where the water shut off...

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Walk to End Alzheimer's

This Saturday, September 24th, Team PHC Restoration will Walk to End Alzheimer's at Swamp Dogs Stadium in Fayetteville. Did you know: Alzheimer's Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the US that more than 5 million Americans are living with this disease there...

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Fire Damage Cleanup

We've spent the last week cleaning a commercial building after a cooker malfunction in the kitchen sent soot and smoke odor to numerous rooms throughout the building.  In total, the fire damage cleanup took hundreds of combined man hours to clean and over 5 days to...

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Dangers mold can cause

Mold.  A word no one likes to hear and an object we definitely do not want to find in our home.  Unfortunately, we received a call recently from a homeowner who found just that, mold growing in her attic.  We've posted several different blogs on Mold and ways to...

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National Preparedness Month

FEMA recognizes September as National Preparedness Month (#NatlPrep) and since there are numerous tropical storms and hurricanes stirring in the tropics this week, I thought I would share some basic preparedness tips. First, it is important that every family member...

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Mold Prevention Tips

Whether you are experiencing a mild summer or record setting heat, there's no escaping summer humidity in the South.  While humidity makes it feel warmer than it really is and gives us that sticky feeling, it can also cause problems in your home.  The added moisture...

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Renters Insurance for College Students

Fall semester classes will be starting at local colleges and universities over the next 2 weeks with NC State's first day of classes on Aug. 17 and ECU and UNC starting on Aug. 22 and 23.  If you have a college student heading off to school, you are probably busy...

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Evaluate roof damage to your home

We've seen our fair share of wind and hail damage over the last few months.  If you are concerned that your roof may have sustained some damage, State Farm has an informative video detailing how to evaluate roof damage with signs to look for.  It is important when...

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2016 Summer Olympic Games

Will Michael Phelps be able complete his comeback and win gold?  Will the US Women's gymnastics team be able to repeat?  Which country will win the first gold medal and which will lead the medal count?  How many world records will be broken?  Who will become the...

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Battery Fires

How many of us have a junk drawer that we toss our extra batteries in?  How many of us leave our laptops or chargers for our camera batteries plugged in all day when it is fully charged?  Chances are most of us do throw extra batteries in a drawer, toss old batteries...

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Give Back Night

Did you know that Alzheimer's Disease is the 6th-leading cause of death in the United States and that one out of three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia?  Did you know there are more than 15.9 million caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and other...

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#RestoringKindness

Powered by the strength and reach of many, we're one company with a single purpose.  Restoring Lives.  Join the Movement in Restoring Kindness. Do something kind for a stranger and expect nothing in return. In an effort to help inspire other businesses to make our...

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Grilling Safety Tips

Summer is officially among us. Time to enjoy family vacations, weekends at the beach, afternoon swims in the pool, summer camps and outdoor barbeques! In preparation for 4th of July cookouts this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to share some grilling safety...

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Insurance Awareness Day

Did you know that June 28th is Insurance Awareness Day?  While it isn't as fun as getting a free donut on National Donut Day or as highly celebrated as Boss's Day or Administrative Professionals Day, it is a day that we should all step back and ask the question, Do I...

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Home Based Business

Do you have a home based business?  Are you a consultant for companies such as Mary Kay, Norwex or Pampered Chef and keep inventory or your sales kits at your home?  Do you know if your basic homeowners policy will cover your inventory or liability if someone slips...

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Water Damage to Hardwood Floors

One of the last claims I adjusted as an insurance adjuster was a newly constructed home that sustained water damage to hardwood floors when the dishwasher was incorrectly installed.  That was over 15 years ago and I still remember it vividly.  The dishwasher was...

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Master Water Restorer

Join us in congratulating Jeremy Jones on receiving his Master Water Restorer designation from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC).  Jeremy started with PHC Restoration in 2012 and has steadily been earning his technician certifications. ...

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