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Tips for Preventing Fires this Hanukkah

Hanukkah starts this Saturday, December 8th, and for those of you who are not aware, one of the traditions of the Hanukkah celebration is the menorah. The menorah is a candelabra with nine branches that are lit during the eight-day Hanukkah holiday. It signifies a miracle: When the Jews found only enough pure olive oil […]

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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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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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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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Indoor/Outdoor Safety Tips for Lightning Storms

This week Northern California firefighters are working hard to contain several fires caused by over 900 lightning strikes last weekend. Yes, you read that right—900. In fact, lightning strikes and fires caused by them occur most often in the summer months. (more…)

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Medical Oxygen Tanks and House Fires

As you all know, we are in the business of cleaning up after Orange County fires and water damage, both residential and commercial. But that doesn’t mean that we want anyone to experience a fire or flood in their house or business, and we certainly don’t want anyone to get hurt. Which is why we […]

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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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