Holiday Guests in Your Basement? Double-Check Fire and Water Damage Hotspots

Are Your Holiday Guests Staying in Your Basement? Double Check Fire and Water Hotspots If your home has a finished basement, there’s a good chance that a relative or friend will be staying down there over the holidays, whether it’s for a day, a week, or even longer. This typically won’t cause any issues, [...]

By | 2017-12-06T04:46:45+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Fire, Water|Comments Off on Holiday Guests in Your Basement? Double-Check Fire and Water Damage Hotspots

Safety Tips to Keep Your Holidays Free of Fire

Safety Tips to Keep Your Holidays Free of Fire this Year The holidays are upon us! This magical time of the year means getting together and celebrating with family and friends, having fun, and creating memories. The only way to ensure that those memories are all positive, however, is to follow best practices for fire [...]

By | 2017-11-21T17:11:03+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Fire|Comments Off on Safety Tips to Keep Your Holidays Free of Fire

5 Reasons Not to Use the Restoration Company Recommended by Your Insurance Carrier

5 Reasons Not to Use the Restoration Company Recommended by Your Insurance Carrier When disaster strikes, you want to take measures to get your home back to peak conditions ASAP. Whether damages occurred due to water or fire, the effects can be devastating, and the sooner you take action, the better. This doesn’t mean, however, [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:23:24+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Commercial, Insurance, Residential|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Not to Use the Restoration Company Recommended by Your Insurance Carrier

3 Simple Facts About Smoke Damage

Know These 3 Important Facts About Smoke Damage A house fire is terrifying. After evacuating the home and calling the fire department, you and your loved ones are forced to wait outside as the rescue team fights to extinguish the flames and save your home from burning down. Once the firefighters are able to put [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:12:19+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Fire|Comments Off on 3 Simple Facts About Smoke Damage

What Do We Mean by Severe Weather?

What Do We Mean by Severe Weather? We often hear weather forecasters warning us about upcoming “severe” weather on the news. When this happens, homeowners are generally advised to seek shelter and take the steps necessary to protect life and property. Knowing what to expect from severe weather can make a big difference in how [...]

By | 2017-11-13T18:49:03+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Residential, severe weather, Water|Comments Off on What Do We Mean by Severe Weather?

6 Quick Post-Fire Tips for Your Home

Here are 6 Quick Tips for Your Home After a Fire A home fire is catastrophic. The incident leaves you and your entire family rattled to the core, and it can be difficult to know where to begin in evaluating the damage, beginning repair and salvaging efforts, and getting your life back to normal. If [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:08:35+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Commercial, Fire, Residential|Comments Off on 6 Quick Post-Fire Tips for Your Home

Post-Fire Cleanup Duties

Post-Fire Cleanup Duties It’s often difficult to discuss the subject of a house fire in any capacity. Even if you can be thankful that there were no injuries, the idea of sifting through the resulting mess is something that most homeowners never want to think about. Unfortunately, even a small fire can cause a great [...]

By | 2017-11-13T18:56:43+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Fire, Residential, Specialty|Comments Off on Post-Fire Cleanup Duties

8 Tips for Fireplace Safety

Winter is the time when a crackling fire in your fireplace sounds like the perfect cozy addition to a chilly day. But before you spark some kindling and throw on another log, it is imperative you make sure your fireplace is in good working order. Experts from This Old House state that fireplaces and chimneys are [...]

By | 2017-09-11T22:38:11+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Fire, Residential|0 Comments

Holiday Safety Tips from your Family at Abbotts

Holiday decorations can pose a serious threat to your home. The winter holiday season is a festive and eventful time. Celebrations, gatherings and visits from house guests make the season a memorable one, year after year. Unfortunately, national statistics show that house fires and electrical accidents typically increase during the winter holiday [...]

By | 2017-09-11T22:55:06+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Do it Yourself, Fire|0 Comments