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Wildfire Evacuation Checklist, wildfire evacuation plan, how to prepare for  wildfire evacuation, wildfire preparedness

Now that the hot days and fire season are upon us, we at Five Star Restoration want you and your family to be safe and prepared should a catastrophe strike with this wildfire evacuation checklist.

 

California has been in a drought for the last two years. This has resulted in depletion of moisture in the soil, making vegetation very dry and prone to combustion. Ironically, efficient fire suppression has added to the risk of wildfires.

While there is very little that can be done when a wildfire hits, you can certainly take crucial steps to help you and your family avoid being put at greater risk than necessary.

 

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Get Rid of Mold on Windows, Window mold, Causes of window mold, Remove window mold, Prevent window mold

Do you need to get rid of mold on your windows?  Mold on windows is very common, especially if your garden sprinklers hit them regularly.  Mold might not only cause damage to your windows, but it may also create major health concerns if allowed to grow uncontrolled.

 

Before you panic, read this helpful information on how to determine different forms of mold and what type you have, the causes, how to get rid of it, and how to avoid the problem from recurring.

 

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Slow Cooker Safety Tips, slow cooker FAQs, slow cooker maintenance, how to safely use a slow cooker

In this article, we talk about slow cooker safety tips so you can enjoy preparing those hearty stews, soups, casseroles and other tasty dishes without apprehension.

If you’re thinking of getting yourself one or you already have one, you might have some safety concerns. Here we give you practical advice on how to use your appliance safely.

 

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What to Do After a Business Fire, business fire restoration, aftermath of business fire, things to do after a business fire, how to recover from business fire

Knowing what to do after a business fire is essential for a business owner with a physical business location, as business fires are unexpected and costly, and therefore a terrible situation to deal with.

Knowing this inevitable fact, it’s critical that you know what to do in case such an incident occurs. This information below will help you be ready to act quickly and prepare in advance for the necessary response mechanisms to recover your losses and bring your business back to normal running as soon as possible.

Here is our guide on what to do after a business fire:

 

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Family Fire Drill, fire drills for kids, fire safety for kids, fire escape tips, family fire escape plan

Do you have a formal planned fire escape plan and have you practiced a family fire drill? Fires in the home are more frequent than many parents know, but only a small percentage of households have an escape plan. 

 

And with wildfires in this area becoming much more common, unfortunately, when it comes to fire protection, planning is both the first and last step.

The good news is that creating and practicing a home fire evacuation strategy is straightforward. Simply take the steps below to ensure that everybody in your household knows what to do in the event of a home fire.

 

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Grease Fire Clean Up Tips, cleaning up after grease fire, grease fire damage, how to clean up after a grease fire, how to put out grease fire, prevent a grease fire

If you’ve experienced a cooking disaster in the kitchen, our restoration experts at Five Star Restoration offer these useful grease fire clean up tips to get your kitchen back up and running.

A grease fire can happen in a flash and can quickly spread to kitchen walls, cabinets, and ceilings. Without quick response, the fire can even spread to the other parts of your house and cause irreparable damage within minutes.

Because it can happen to anyone, it’s important that you know how to put out a grease fire, get rid of the resulting smoke in the house, and clean up your kitchen to prevent permanent damage.

 

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Clean Smoke Damaged Electronics, ways to fix smoke damaged electronics, restore smoke damaged electronics, repair smoke damaged electronics

If you’ve experienced a fire in your home or office, you are most likely wondering if there is a way to clean smoke damaged electronics and appliances so they can still be usable.  In this article, our fire damage restoration experts will lay down some tips on how to restore your smoke damaged electronics.

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Home Water Damage FAQs

This article addresses home water damage FAQs: the most common questions we get asked about water damage repair and restoration, as well as the answers to these questions, from an experienced water damage repair expert.

 

When you’re dealing with water damage in your home, it can cause stress on both your wallet and your mental state. Water damage can be a traumatic experience for homeowners. 

 

This is why our top-rated local water damage experts at Five Star Restoration want to help you by providing information about the causes, consequences, and ways to handle water damage that can help you overcome the problem efficiently.

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Odor Eliminator Sprays Harmful, odor eliminator sprays effects, chemicals in odor sprays, are odor sprays bad, are deodorizers bad, room deodorizers and health

Odor eliminator sprays have become a staple part of our housekeeping buys in terms of keeping our homes smelling good, but are odor eliminator sprays harmful? Is this the only way to eliminate odor at home? It’s time for our top-rated home water damage repair and mold remediation professionals to address these concerns.

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fire-proof house tips, fire resistant home, house fire prevention, fire proof your home

With the very dry conditions we live in here, working to make your home fire resistant needs to be a high priority on your list of home maintenance chores.  Having your home damaged or razed to the ground by a catastrophic fire is probably one of the most devastating things that can happen to you. 

 

Living here in Southern California, where wildfires can easily ignite when conditions are right, your home may be at risk.

Here are our 6 tips to make your home fire resistant:

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aftermath of bad tenants, clean up after bad tenants, prevent bad tenants, warning signs of bad tenants, identify natural wear and tear

Cleaning up after bad tenants and their aftermath is one of the many horrors that landlords need to deal with. Damaged property is a dreaded problem because it means hundreds of dollars for cleanup and restoration depending on its gravity. 

 

We want to help you. That’s why we’ve created this easy guide to identifying potential troublesome tenants as well as our expert tips on how to clean up after your bad tenants leave.

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Freshening up your home for spring, how to freshen up home for spring, spring home maintenance checklist, home maintenance tips for spring, cleaning and maintaining home for spring

As the weather gets warmer and the days get brighter, it’s the perfect time for freshening up your home for spring.

 

From doing some renovations to adding some vibrant decor to your home to jump-starting your garden, there's plenty to do in and around the house this season that can make a huge difference.

Not sure where to begin? Our water damage and fire damage experts at Five Star Restoration has got you covered! 

 

Below is a quick to do list that will surely help you in freshening up your home for spring.

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