Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the #1 day for fires started by cooking equipment. It seems that the combination of families getting together, alcohol, gravy, and wrestling a turkey into an oven add up to accidents that result in kitchen fires. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a quiet Thanksgiving holiday in Orange County. To help you achieve […]

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Tips to Prevent Flooding in Your Home

It was difficult for us in Southern California to understand the devastation left behind on the East Coast by Hurricane Sandy, especially as Orange County residents enjoyed record temperatures in October and November. We actually went out to New Jersey to help, and it was no joke—the Eastern Seaboard got hit hard. But just think […]

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Keep Your Trick-or-Treaters Safe

Not much will prevent our Orange County kids from donning their favorite costumes and going trick-or-treating. Even though it’s not like we’re going to let apples with razorblades pass by our eagle eye, there are still a few things that we’d like to remind you this Halloween so the REAL scary stuff doesn’t happen.  (more…)

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Orange County Halloween Fire Safety Tips

No child can resist the lure of Halloween, it seems. And why not? Besides the promise of bags and bags of candy and treats, they get to dress up as their favorite princess, superhero, or character. It’s when the whole nation comes together to let their alter egos run free! Because children get so excited […]

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What to Do After Disaster Strikes Your Home

You may think that just because we’re in beautiful Orange County, where usually not much happens in the way of disasters, we’re safe from people who prey on the misfortunes of others. Sadly, you’ll be wrong. Although we don’t have hurricanes, flooding rivers, tornadoes or blizzards, we DO have wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes…and criminals who […]

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Facts and Prevention for House Fires

At Milestone Building Group, we take Orange County house fires very seriously. We genuinely care about Orange County residents and their families, and do everything we can to prevent you from ever having to call us. But disasters do happen, and in case of a fire in your home, we want you to know where […]

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Disaster Mitigation Plans for Your Business

  Whether or not you agree with the claims about global warming, you can’t deny a few facts about the weather from the past few years. And finally, groups like the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) are trying to be proactive. Let’s have a recap on extreme weather events […]

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Inspect Your Roof Before Winter

Even though our Orange County winter won’t be as bad as what our friends in the midwest will likely experience, we should nevertheless be bracing for an El Niño. Last year we had an La Niña winter, meaning it was dry and fairly warm. El Niño is the exact opposite. There are varying degrees of […]

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How to Prevent Car Fires

It’s not just homes, businesses, and forests that can catch fire. Remember around the New Year of 2011/2012, when that lunatic was running around Los Angeles setting cars on fire? Not only did this man destroy several cars, but the cars were in carports or parking structures that also caught on fire—and that caused a […]

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How to Prepare for Earthquakes and Mudslides

Every month we see something on the news that makes us at Milestone Building Group think about how we could be more prepared. We had some earthquakes last month here in Southern California, some wildfires in the Riverside area, Northern California has experienced some wildfires that caused evacuations, and of course Hurricane Issac battered the […]

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