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How much do you know about your space heater?
December 3, 2013
A few days ago, I tried to plug my portable heater. For a second, it turned on, and then it turned off! I tried it on different ...
Oil and Fire Safety
October 14, 2013
Alll year, we have heard of the tirade of natural disasters sweeping the midwest. Even a month after the Colorado flooding, it’s...
How long do you think homeowners have worried about the growth of mold? Since the 1950s housing developments? Since pioneers built the...
July 8, 2013
One of our staffers has recently integrated a temporary third cat into her home, and the process is nothing if not full of the odors o...
Introducing Our New Twitter Page
June 17, 2013
Notes from the PuroClean Home Office: Twitter Edition Set the Scene: Chris Hoy, diligently working on estimates ...
Preparing for Tropical Storm Andrea
June 7, 2013
As the first Tropical Storm of the season begins its climb up the coast, we all need to think about what we'll do to prepare for t...
Disaster Guide: Thunder and Lightning
June 4, 2013
In this fourth installment of our disaster series, I would like to concentrate on those dark and stormy nights, which we all recognize...
Today is the Day Before: Rare Tornados
May 13, 2013
I recently saw the latest FEMA commercial, "The Day Before." Seeing this commercial hit the airwaves has only reinforced...
Water: The Disaster Guide
March 29, 2013
After the hurricanes that have been sweeping the Northeast, water damage has been in the forefront of the news and family preparations...
The Plural of Apocalypse
March 3, 2013
These days, there are reality TV shows for every possible scenario. Right now, I'm watching Doomsday Preppers on National Geograph...
Sandy: Three Month Anniversary
January 29, 2013
As of today, ninety days have passed since the unforgettable storm surge of Super Storm Sandy. Even though the news has stopped report...
Home Again, Home Again
December 20, 2012
Sandy may have passed, but she isn't forgotten. Just this week, NJ PATH reopened its doors to eager residents of Hoboken. Last...
O' Christmas Tree
December 19, 2012
I have to make a confession: there have been years when my family puts up no decorations at all. If we aren't going to be ar...
So Long Sandy
December 3, 2012
We hoped we'd never have to imagine a storm worse than Hurricane Irene in 2011. We hoped we'd never have to face down destruct...
Fire Prevention Month
October 5, 2012
Following the tragic Chicago Fire -- October 9, 1871 -- October has acted as Fire Prevention Month, in a constant attempt to improve s...
The Anniversary of Irene
August 29, 2012
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene, it is hard to forget the damage that ravaged the East Coast. From underwat...
August 19, 2012
When we adopted our dog Malcolm, one of the strangest behaviors we noticed was his love of walls. No, he didn't just appreciate ou...
Candle Safety: What You Need to Know
July 19, 2012
After this summer's wildfires, the entire country has become more concerned than ever about fire safety. Some of the most trag...
First Aid App for Smart Phones
June 22, 2012
In the last year, we've been pleased to transition with PuroClean to join the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, a sel...
Predators Inside Your Home
June 4, 2012
Sometimes things go wrong, and other times we can prevent the damage before it starts. Just last week, I heard story from a friend...
The Edible Carpet: Wet Padding, and What You Leave Behind
April 25, 2012
It’s not unusual for customers to call our office in a panic, but this was a first even for us: A woman called about mushrooms -...
Space Heaters: Heating Your Home Safely
March 13, 2012
We all hate the heating bill. Because of the high costs of heating our house, my husband and I decided to heat our house with a fi...
Sump Pump Failure
March 9, 2012
If your home has a basement and you live in an area that's prone to flooding, you need a sump pump to protect your family from the...
Broken Water Heater Can Lead to Water Loss
February 1, 2012
Last year, we heard from homeowners with water rushing into their basement. They thought it was their sump pump. Our crew was cle...
Toilet Troubles and How to Avoid Them
January 13, 2012
Growing up, my Dad tried to heat our entire house using just a wood-burning stove. The only problem was: we lived in a ranch house. Th...