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4 Ways to Reduce Home Damage in Case of a House Fire

A house fire is the worst nightmare for residents worldwide, and for good reason. Not only do fires directly endanger the lives of all residents of a household, but they are sure to damage – if not completely destroy – entire properties.

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Bedroom Fire Safety: Protecting You and Your Family

A bedroom is a sacred place where you and your family should feel safe, but the ongoing fear of a fire in that area can make sleeping peacefully difficult, especially if you have young children. The anxiousness caused by this concern is not an unreasonable one; 25% of fires start in a home bedroom.

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Which Rooms in My Home Need Smoke Detectors?

Smoke detectors are a critical component for protecting your home. They are designed to alert you of small amounts of smoke before a dangerous fire grows out of control. To keep you and your family safe, here are some tips on where to place smoke detectors and how to maintain them.

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Is Frying a Turkey Dangerous?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many people are looking forward to deep frying their turkey. Deep-fried turkey is juicy and has an irresistible flavor. It is a speedy way of preparation that has gained immense popularity among many families, but it is potentially dangerous.

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Grease Fires in the Kitchen

Kitchen grease fires are the leading cause of home fires in the United States. A grease fire will in most cases start when oil or fat is left on the stove unattended. Being highly flammable, the oil will quickly over-heat, ignite, burn and spread out. Other times, grease fires can be caused by spills in the drip pan often coming from previous cooking sessions.

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Make Fire Safety Part of Your New Year’s Resolution

According to the United States Fire Administration, 84% of all fire deaths in the United States and 79% of all fire injuries happen in the home. Highland Construction and Restoration would like to urge our neighbors in southeastern North Carolina to make fire safety a top priority when making their New Year’s resolutions.

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Smoke Damage After A Fire

Thousands of house fires happen every year. Many people do not realize that the soot and smoke from a house fire can cause damage throughout the home.

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