10 Things Never to Plug into a Power Strip

No matter where you live—house, apartment, dorm room, mobile home—one factor remains constant: There never seem to be enough power outlets. This may explain the popularity of multi-outlet power strips, which provide additional outlets and also let you control… Refrigerators and Freezers 1/11 Large appliances like refrigerators require a lot of power and frequently cycle Read more about 10 Things Never to Plug into a Power Strip[…]

3 tips to make sure your rental home is safe from carbon monoxide and fire

The death of a family of fourfrom Iowa at a property in Mexico has illustrated the potentially lethal hazards when renting a home or condominium for vacation. Authorities say Kevin and Amy Sharp and their two children were found dead on March 23 after they inhaled a toxic gas in their vacation rental in Tulum. Read more about 3 tips to make sure your rental home is safe from carbon monoxide and fire[…]

Spectrum Reconstruction Crews Assist Fire Victims In Mendocino County, CA

  Mendocino County Fires Spectrum Building & Restoration reconstruction crews were dispatched to assist property owners who had been affected by the fires in Mendocino County. Carpenters from Spectrum Building & Restoration who have experience in rebuilding fire damaged structures, were able to help about 10 people who had part of their homes damaged by Read more about Spectrum Reconstruction Crews Assist Fire Victims In Mendocino County, CA[…]

Fire Home Safety Tips and Facts

Prevent Fire Damage from Space Heaters The risk of home fires rises during cooler weather, but it can be a threat year-round. From space heaters placed too close to flammable materials, to forgotten stove burners left on and unattended, there are a number of potential fire dangers in the average home. The good news is Read more about Fire Home Safety Tips and Facts[…]

Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration: Anatomy of a House Fire Part 2

General Cleaning Techniques Smoke and soot can penetrate paint, carpet, upholstery and clothes. Carpet can be deep cleaned and clothes can be taken to the dry cleaner. However,  properly restoring walls, structures and objects is a different story. Here’s a look at some general cleaning techniques that all Restoration Company’s should be using: Personal protective Read more about Fire Damage Restoration: Anatomy of a House Fire Part 2[…]

A Green Home Emerges After a Fire

Colorado Family builds Green Home after Fire A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate. Instead of going the traditional route, they took the opportunity to build their green dream home. Colorado architect Renée del Gaudio and her family were camping when they heard the news. Read more about A Green Home Emerges After a Fire[…]