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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Your Renter’s Insurance Cover Water Damage?

When it comes to renter’s insurance in Orange County, water damage can be hit or miss, depending on the situation and the type of policy. Since water damage is such a common problem, some policies will only cover exterior damage and sometimes the interior structure of the building, but do not cover your personal possessions.  […]

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