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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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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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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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Controlling Mold Growth in Orange County Schools

Mold in school buildings and portable classrooms can cause health problems for staff and students and more severely for those with existing allergies or respiratory problems. It’s not only unpleasant for those individuals, but it can also create legal problems for the school administration. Is Mold Growing in My Child’s Orange County School? (more…)

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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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