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Presidents’ Day – Did you know

Presidents’ Day – Did you know

Did you know? The story of Presidents’ Day began immediately after George Washington’s death in 1799.  Washington’s February 22nd birthday was a recognized day of remembrance starting in 1800 and was unofficially observed at that time.  Later, in the 1870’s, it became a federal holiday.  And in the 1880’s Washington ’s Birthday joined Christmas, New Year’s Day, Fourth of July and Thanksgiving as a nationally recognized bank holiday. Many decades later, in the 1960’s, a new law was proposed to move several federal holidays from their actual dates to predetermined Mondays.  The idea was to give American workers more three-day weekends and lower employee absenteeism by making sure holidays always […]

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How to protect you and your home from mold

How to protect you and your home from mold

As the leaves continue to tumble and the temperature plummets, fall continues and winter approaches in Oregon. You may not give it much thought but wet weather season can be the easiest time of the year to develop unexpected mold and mildew in your house. It is more difficult to get mold out of an environment than it is to keep it away, and if you ignore mildew it could cause extensive damage to your home and complicated health problems for your family. By following these five steps you will be better protected from mold and mildew year round. 1) Patch up the inside and outside of your home to […]

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The 5-Point Checklist For Preventing Indoor Water Damage

The 5-Point Checklist For Preventing Indoor Water Damage

Water Damage is a serious problem here in the Northwest. With all the wind and rain fall brings our homes really take a beating! It can be easy to forget how water can damage the inside of our homes as well. The appliances we use every day can cause serious problems, often costing thousands to repair. Here’s a simple list of ways to prevent costly damage. And if you do find yourself in need of repairs or restoration give us a call. We are water damage experts and here 24/7 to assist you! 1. Inspect pipes, hoses, and faucets. Each year, it’s vitally important to go out and check all […]

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Project In-Depth: The Restoration of a Beautiful Custom Home

Project In-Depth: The Restoration of a Beautiful Custom Home

Here at OHI Construction, we take the utmost care with the reconstruction and/or remodeling of every home we work on. This month we’d like to share a particularly interesting project we completed recently, which shows how we handle projects that require an extra amount of attention to detail. The job originated from an emergency call to OHI in the middle of the night. A garage and part of a home were on fire in a rural area of town, resulting in extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the house and a total loss to the garage. As firefighters worked to extinguish the flames, OHI’s emergency services team arrived on the […]

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9 Home Maintenance Chores to Get Ready for the Fall

9 Home Maintenance Chores to Get Ready for the Fall

Fall is already upon us, but it’s not too late to make sure you’re preparing your home and getting ready for more of that wet Northwest weather to settle in. Here at OHI we believe that being attentive to your home is the best way to be prepared for any situation that could arise. So follow this simple little checklist to make sure your ready for the next season of the year: 1. Check for peeling paint Perform a thorough inspection of the exterior walls of your home. Paint that is cracking or chipping can be a sign of a number of things, including moisture intrusion or an adhesion problem–all […]

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A Gorgeous Custom Home in the Heart of Wine Country

A Gorgeous Custom Home in the Heart of Wine Country

Here at OHI we don’t just do restorations and remodels; we also specialize in building custom homes from the foundation up. As a general contractor, we work with the very best people in the housing industry to help make people’s dreams come true. One of our favorite projects we’ve worked on has been the incredible custom home we worked on in the heart of wine country just outside of Portland, Oregon. The home is 3500 square feet of architectural beauty built in a French-Mediterrean style with just about every possible amenity you could imagine. The home has a dog wash station, an art studio, a detached RV garage, a “man […]

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Contractor Spotlight: Why We Use Bailey & Sons Roofing

Contractor Spotlight: Why We Use Bailey & Sons Roofing

OHI Construction is general contractor and that means we sub out a lot of the work that comes our way to trusted and highly recommended subcontractors in the area. We see this as a huge benefit for the homeowners we work with. These are companies that we fully trust—ones that pay the utmost attention to customer satisfaction. As a general contractor, we get to be picky about the people we work with, which is why we are doing this series of blog posts called Contractor Spotlight. In each post, we’ll take a look at one of these companies and gleam a little knowledge and background from their expertise. The first […]

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5 Steps For Deep Frying a Turkey Without Burning Your House Down

5 Steps For Deep Frying a Turkey Without Burning Your House Down

What’s more American than deep frying your turkey for Thanksgiving? While it’s not the healthiest option for cooking, it sure is a tasty one. However, it’s extremely important to keep safety first when deep frying something as big as a whole turkey — especially if it’s your first time trying it out. Fires from cooking are the most common cause of home fires and with all the craziness of Thanksgiving cooking, it’s a particularly important time of the year to make sure you are being safe while cooking. Here are five steps you can follow for deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving without burning your house down: 1. Never deep […]

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What is Code Upgrade Insurance and Do You Need It?

What is Code Upgrade Insurance and Do You Need It?

If you’ve ever gone through your home insurance documents before, you probably know the feeling of getting to a certain paragraph and having no idea what various terms means. Code Upgrade insurance is one of those that often has homeowners puzzled, but in actuality, it’s not anything terribly complex. Each year, housing codes are constantly being updated to make houses safer and more efficient. These housing codes touch every part of the house, whether that’s electrical, plumbing, or even how thick the insulation in your house needs to be. That’s why it can be really important to have code upgrade insurance. When disaster strikes at your home—whether that’s a fire, […]

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The Official OHI Construction Home Maintenance Fall Checklist!

The Official OHI Construction Home Maintenance Fall Checklist!

Each season of the year requires vastly different maintenance around your home. In the fall, it’s all about getting ready for that cold, rainy weather that’s just around the corner—especially here in Oregon! That’s why we’ve put together the official OHI Construction Home Maintenance Fall Checklist. Go through and make sure key areas like your furnace, roof, and yard are taken care of. If homeowners let any of these areas slip up in the fall, they could be in for trouble. Fires, flooding, water damage, and mold can all occur around your home! Share this infographic with your friends and family to spread home safety!

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