frozen pipe

Baby It’s Cold Outside…Don’t Let Those Pipes Freeze

Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the “strength” of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that […]

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Preventing holiday fires

Preventing a holiday tradition from turning into a tragedy

The winter holidays are a time of joy and celebration.  However, it takes very little to turn a tradition into a tragedy. New Life Property Restoration has seen too many tragedies that could have been avoided with a little prudent planning to help keep family and friends safe around decorative displays. We hope you’ll find […]

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Disaster Plan

What to do in the event of a disaster

Since you cannot avoid many emergencies or disasters, the only choice in your business is to be prepared with emergency procedures for when they happen. There are three keys areas to plan – before, during, and after the event in question. Before the event Plan emergency/disaster office procedures and train personnel. Prepare tenants, whenever possible, […]

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Water Damage

Not All Water Damage is Alike

There are three categories of water involved in a water damage situation. The category of water will help determine the proper water restoration method used by our professionals. Category 1 water is known as clean water or white water. It is the fresh water that is pumped into the home, which means a Category 1 […]

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Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires

The National Fire Protection Association reports that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. We hope sharing the following safety tips will help bring some increased awareness to preventing some potential hazards which are easily overlook among the flurry of activities during the holidays. Safety tips Stay […]

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Ten Things You Should Know about Mold

You Should Know about Mold Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. If mold is a problem in […]

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New Life Fire Restoration

Fire Damage

While fast action is important; the wrong action can delay or impede recovery. DO • Clean and protect chrome trim on taps and kitchen appliances with a light coating of petroleum jelly. • Blow off or brush-vacuum loose smoke particles from upholstery, drapes and carpets before normal traffic. • Open windows for ventilation. • Change […]

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