Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday Tip: Home Fire Escape Planning

Have you created and practiced a home fire escape plan? Only one in three American households have developed and rehearsed an escape plan according to a survey conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Being proactive and prepared is essential to fire safety, especially given the possibility of only having a few minutes to exit your home safely if a fire begins. To ensure your safety and that of your family members and/or friends, we recommend following the below tips.
  1. Develop a fire escape plan with everyone in your household by walking through your home and inspecting all possible exits and escape routes. You should attempt to point out two exits per room. We recommend drawing a floor plan so that all exits and routes are clearly identified.
  2. Install escape ladders in or near windows on the second floor of your home.
  3. Choose an outdoor meeting place where everyone can meet after escaping the house. Be sure the location is a safe distance from your home.
  4. Ensure everyone in your household understands the escape plan.
  5. Unblock your exists and escape routes and verify windows and doors are easy to open.
  6. Confirm your street number is visible from the street so that emergency personnel can quickly identify your home.
  7. Make sure smoke alarms are installed on every floor of the home and inside and outside of all rooms in which individuals are sleeping.
  8. Put a plan together for those who have mobility issues. You should assign two individuals (one to be used as a backup person in case the other is not home at the time of the fire) to assist those with mobility issues.
  9. Practice your escape plan at least twice a year.
  10. Inform visitors and guests of your fire escape plan.
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Source: NFPA (http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/safety-in-the-home/escape-planning/basic-fire-escape-planning)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Niles Fire Repairs

It's Throwback Thursday, and we are thinking about a fire repair that we completed in December 2015. Said project, valued at approximately $170,000, was located in Niles, IL. Restore Construction, Inc.'s top-notch crew's attention to detail was impressive. See for yourself below!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Testimonial Tuesday: Westchester Fire Repairs

Today is Testimonial Tuesday!  We are reflecting upon a fire repair project the Restore team completed in Westchester, IL approximately 3 years ago.  Restore employs a comprehensive team approach to all claims we handle.  We stand firmly behind our experienced team who consistently covers all aspects of claims and expedites the recovery and restoration time frames. 

Take a look at what our Westchester customer said about our great team and their efforts at the conclusion of the repairs below!

The homeowner stated, "We had a horrible house fire in Westchester IL. Restore Restoration Inc was called out to board up and secure our home after the fire dept put the fire out. From start to finish we were treated like family. A trusted family friend who has worked in the insurance industry for decades referred Pat and Restore Construction to help us through our claim. I can't say enough about the "team" at Restore, from Augie, Michael M., Fernando to Chris in construction, the whole crew was amazing. Allstate strongly recommended their own people but we went with Restore and we are so happy we did. This was such a difficult time in our life, if you've ever had a fire you know how we felt, we were so devastated. Restore came through for us in every capacity. Great people, great company, great work. If you have an insurance claim hire Restore!!"

You can also view the pictures of the impeccable workmanship below.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Norwood Park Fire Repairs

Restore Construction, Inc. is throwing it back to fire repairs we recently completed in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago this Thursday.  We are very proud of our crew's distinguished workmanship, and our client was just as pleased with it.  When the repairs were complete and we asked for our client's feedback, she stated, “My house is beautiful. I never thought it could look so good. Thanks!!"  We couldn't agree more!  Take a look below for yourself!