Archive | October, 2011

Call a Professional to Clean Up Water Leaks or Overflows

Has this ever happened to you? The washing machine hose leaks all over the floor, the toilet overflows, your teenager plugged the sink and left the water running…and you diligently mop it all up thinking, “Whew! That could have been a lot worse!” Well, bad news. It probably was a lot worse than you thought. Most […]

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Common Household Cleaners Can Be Just as Harmful as Mold!

What do you do when you see black mold creeping up in the shower, or underneath the kitchen cupboard? Do you reach for the bleach or some other heavy-duty cleanser? It’s tempting, for sure, but let’s take a closer look at what’s in those cleaners. They could be just as bad as the mold itself. […]

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How to Protect Your Home from Flooding

Believe it or not, there are only a few places in the United States that are considered “flood-free.” And even if your home isn’t sitting on top of a flood plain, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a natural disaster to surprise you. You can check your area with the FreeFlood.com website. Flooding is […]

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What NOT to Do After an Orange County House Fire

It is a devastating experience to lose your home and possessions, memories and heirlooms to a house fire. Once the firefighters have put out the fire, packed up their trucks and driven away, you are left with nothing but a hole where your family home used to be. Many people feel the need to be […]

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How and Why to Strap Your Water Heater to the Wall

Besides great weather, beaches, and movie stars, California is certainly known for its earthquakes. And because of that, California state law requires that any new or used water heater sold on or after July 1, 1991 to be strapped securely to a wall. NO exceptions are allowed for any home, public building, or multi-family property, […]

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The Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

This Thursday, Riverside will host what’s being billed as “the largest earthquake drill” in California history. Every government office, business, school and family will participate. When was the last time you did an earthquake drill? It’s probably time for a refresher course, don’t you think? The annual “Great California ShakeOut” will be held this Thursday […]

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Orange County Manufacturing Plant Burns – Is Your Business Prepared?

Early this morning Bench 2 Bench Technologies on S. State College Boulevard in Fullerton caught fire, bringing firefighters just after 3:00 am, according to Fullerton Fire Department Division Chief Tom Schultz. Bench 2 Bench is a high-density circuit interconnects manufacturing plant. The firefighters determined that the fire started in the manufacturing area, and the sprinklers helped […]

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House Fires Can Start Easily and Spread Quickly!

A quick search on Google for “fire damage” under News came up with quite an expensive list. Just within the last 24 hours, fires to homes or businesses caused almost $4.5 million in damage, and that’s just what we saw from the summary list. From a kitchen fire in Folsom, California to garage fires in […]

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Protect Your Family From Fire

Today is the second day of National Fire Prevention Week, and we at Milestone Building Group of Orange County support the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) efforts to raise awareness. The theme this year is: Protect your family from fire. Carelessness starts many fires, and your family’s health, safety, and lives can depend on the […]

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Mold Discovered in Another California School

Last month, Recordnet reported that mold had been discovered in yet another California school, this time in the Lodi Unified School District in northern California.  Recordnet reports that it is the third school building this year to experience mold problems in the district, but the problems and costly mold remediation projects have stretched back to […]

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