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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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Is Your Home or Business Prepared for a Wildfire?

It’s starting and, as usual, it’s starting when the temperatures are at their highest in the summer. Hopefully, temperatures will be cooling soon for Orange County and the Inland Empire, but more importantly, we hope the wildfires calm down. (more…)

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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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Save Money with an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

When we see car ads on television, they’re always talking about gas mileage you can get from the vehicle. It’s certainly something that’s near and dear to our hearts here in Orange County—with little to no public transport, we are very attached to our cars. But we’re also concerned about high energy bills, especially now […]

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Tankless Water Heaters – Pros and Cons

Many properties in other countries already use tankless, or “on-demand”, water heaters in most new-build properties, because let’s face it—in a cold English winter, you want hot water, and you want it NOW. But here in sunny Orange County, we rarely have to endure cold weather—and before you start complaining about how cold you get […]

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Foreclosed Homes in Orange County May Be Hiding Mold

It’s not just here in Southern California that mold problems lurk behind walls, under roofs and under floors. Orange County winter and spring weather – wet weather followed by hot sunshine – has triggered mold growth for thousands of potential Orange County homeowners. And they may not know until it’s too late. (more…)

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Orange County Businesses and Water Damage

Water in your Orange County business can do more than just property damage. The water can slow – or worse, completely shut down – your business until it’s remedied, which means you lose money in the meantime. In some cases, the water can even damage records, client listings, or even transactions, setting the company back […]

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The Risk of Using Unlicensed Contractors

Saving money sounds good, but when it comes to home repairs, you must decide: Do you want to save money now, or later? What most Orange County homeowners don’t realize is that unlicensed contractors are cheaper for multiple reasons. The obvious one is that they do not acquire a bond to protect their work and […]

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Which Home Appliance is Responsible for the Most Fires?

Remodeling or restoring your Orange County home? Don’t overlook your appliances! Imagine investing all that time and money into your home and having it go to waste when your dishwasher lights up in flames like a Roman candle on the 4th of July. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that 150,000 residential fires caused […]

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Is Your Orange County Business Protected From Fire?

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a handful of business-related fires across the nation. One in particular happened a few weeks ago in L.A. County, where a ceramic worker was sent to the hospital in critical condition. Accidents like these do happen daily and, even though the Orange County weather may play […]

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