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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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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 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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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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Furnace Safety in the Winter

Furnace Safety in the Winter

Here in the Northwest, temperatures tend to stay low straight into early spring. So yes, it’s time to turn up the heat! Heating your home is key to a healthy, happy home this time of year. But heating your home can also be incredibly dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken — especially in regard to furnace safety. People don’t usually associate house fires with the winter, but because are often cranking their furnaces during this time of the year, accidents can happen and fires can break out. So here are our tips on furnace safety to make sure your home is both warm and safe through the chilly […]

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