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Keep Your Pets Safe this Christmas

We know how much our Orange County customers love their families, and how important it is to share the holidays with those you love. Many of you consider your pets to be part of the family – even like your own children. Here are our tips on how you can make sure your four-legged family […]

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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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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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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 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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Hurricane Preparation Tips

Fortunately, hurricanes are not generally a concern here in Orange County, but we are very concerned for our fellow Americans over on the Gulf Coast. This will be the first time the new levees and flood gates in Louisiana have been tested since Katrina. The amount of damage a hurricane causes depends on several keys […]

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What NOT to Do in an Earthquake

Most of us Orange County residents know exactly what to do in the event of an earthquake, especially if we grew up here. Do you remember the earthquake drills in elementary school, teaching you to get under your desk and cover the back of your neck with your hands? Second only in popularity to the […]

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Mold in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

It’s never a happy time in anyone’s life when they realize it’s time to find a nursing home or assisted-living facility for their parent or loved one. There is so much emotion involved with the decision, and then the guilt that the family member won’t get the best care when in a facility. But sometimes […]

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You CAN Prevent Child Drownings! Here’s How:

Do you have a pool and/or children? Many Orange County residents would love a pool, especially on a day like today when the sun is shining and the kids are out of school. Next week is Pool Safety Week, and we take safety very seriously at Milestone Building Group. Here’s why: Between 2007 and 2009, […]

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