Preventing Your Pipes from Freezing and Causing Water Damage to Your Home.

Frozen water pipes are a common problem for many homeowners during the colder or winter months. When water pipes freeze, they could burst and cause flooding or costly water damage to your property. Luckily, there are preventative measures to keep pipes from freezing when the temperatures drop.

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Make Fire Safety Part of Your New Year’s Resolution

According to the United States Fire Administration, 84% of all fire deaths in the United States and 79% of all fire injuries happen in the home. Highland Construction and Restoration would like to urge our neighbors in southeastern North Carolina to make fire safety a top priority when making their New Year’s resolutions.

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Grease Fires in the Kitchen

Kitchen grease fires are the leading cause of home fires in the United States. A grease fire will in most cases start when oil or fat is left on the stove unattended. Being highly flammable, the oil will quickly over-heat, ignite, burn and spread out. Other times, grease fires can be caused by spills in the drip pan often coming from previous cooking sessions.

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Is Frying a Turkey Dangerous?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many people are looking forward to deep frying their turkey. Deep-fried turkey is juicy and has an irresistible flavor. It is a speedy way of preparation that has gained immense popularity among many families, but it is potentially dangerous.

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Which Rooms in My Home Need Smoke Detectors?

Smoke detectors are a critical component for protecting your home. They are designed to alert you of small amounts of smoke before a dangerous fire grows out of control. To keep you and your family safe, here are some tips on where to place smoke detectors and how to maintain them.

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How to Spot Water Damage in Your Home

A pipe that bursts under a sink or a continual dripping from a roof leak is an easy clue that you have water damage; but, water leaks are not always that obvious. Here are some more subtle signs that you may have water damage in your home.

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Tornados and Your Safety

Hurricane Irma’s onslaught to Florida threatened the entire southeastern United States with the potential of devastating tornadoes. A strong hurricane often spawns tornadoes in its outer rain bands due to the intense vertical wind shear and the likelihood of interaction with unstable air. In 2004, Hurricane Ivan caused an outbreak of 117 tornadoes within a three day period. North Carolina residents are vulnerable to hurricane-spawned tornadoes because of our location, which often sees the effects of the outer edges of a hurricane.

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Post-Hurricane FAQ

In the event of a catastrophe, like the hurricanes Harvey and Irma, loss of loved ones and property damage can be devastating, and recovery takes time. It’s always good to be as prepared as possible. Property owners that have been affected, need to take measures to prevent additional damage to their homes after a hurricane by contacting their flood and home insurance companies to begin the insurance claim process.

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What To Do If Your Home is Flooded

Water damage emergencies in your home or business can be extremely traumatic. Every year, flooding from hurricanes and tornadoes cause death and destruction to property. All it takes is a few inches of water to cause extensive damage to your home’s structure and furnishings, creating electrical hazards and promoting the growth of dangerous mold. Understanding how you should properly prepare for a flood can help keep your home and family safe.

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Make Your Home Hurricane Ready

The hurricane season unofficially starts in June and ends in November. This window of time spotlights the propensity for damage during the Atlantic hurricane season, where the East Coast of the United States is bombarded with weather activity. For homeowners, the dangers of a hurricane are much too familiar, especially with storms like Hurricane Matthew causing more than $4 billion dollars in damages during the 2016 hurricane season.

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