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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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What Happens in the Event of a Fire

Today we want to talk about what happens in the event of a fire. A house fire can be absolutely detrimental and here at OHI, we know firsthand how destructive they can really be. Though we don’t often like to think about our own home in such a disaster, it’s important to know the steps of what happens in the event of a fire. Let’s set up a possible scenario: 1. Disaster Strikes Something terrible happens in your home—whether that’s some ashes that weren’t disposed of properly or a simple electrical fire. Fires can often start in the most unexpected of places, and often when you aren’t even home. Before […]

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Six Fireworks Safety Tips

Six Fireworks Safety Tips

The 4th of July is just around the corner! Soon enough, sparks, flares, and bursts of color will be exploding above your neighborhood. Kids will be out on the streets lighting sparklers and families will gather around the dazzling showers of light. It is a fun American tradition, but fireworks can be extremely dangerous—especially if the users are inexperienced. Here are six fireworks safety tips that everyone should keep on hand this week: 1. Read the instructions Before you light any firework, always start by carefully reading the instructions on the firework. Every firework has different precautions to consider and directions to follow. The step by step directions should be […]

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Daylight Saving: 4 Home Safety Reminders

Daylight Saving: 4 Home Safety Reminders

Whether or not you made it to work on time Monday morning, Daylight Saving started last weekend and will last until November. Despite the hour of sleep lost, Daylight Saving is a positive reminder of the sunny Spring and Summer seasons ahead. google down However, it’s also a good time to start catching up with possible safety concerns around the house. Here are 4 safety reminders to keep in mind as the days get longer and warmer: 1. Replace Those Furnace Filters Daylight Saving Time is a great reminder to replace that furnace filter you’ve been been using all winter. It’s true: a clogged furnace filter is one of the […]

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Top Causes of House Fires

Top Causes of House Fires

The statistics for house fires can be staggering to look at on paper. As reported by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), in 2011 U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 13,910 civilian injuries, 2,520 civilian deaths, and $6.9 billion in direct damage. However, the heaviest of all the realizations to have about house fires is that the top cause of house fires – cooking – is easily preventable. It’s so important that we made the infographic below about the top causes of house fires. So do what you need to do: share it with your friends on Facebook, print it out, put it on […]

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