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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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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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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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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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Insurance Coverage: Your Teenager’s First Night Out With the Car

Insurance Coverage: Your Teenager’s First Night Out With the Car

Accidents happen. As silly as some of them can be, they happen to the best of us. google down . The good news is that many of these incidents that can happen around the house are actually covered by your homeowner’s insurance. Below is the first in our series of “Did you know that you insurance covers…” videos. It tells the story of a teenager named Jimmy and is first night out with the family car. Disaster unfolds, but don’t worry: your insurance has you covered. OHI Construction works with insurance companies in the area to make sure your home gets back to normal in no time. To learn more […]

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Disaster Upgrade: Turning a Tragedy into a Blessing

Disaster Upgrade: Turning a Tragedy into a Blessing

Whether it’s a flood or a fire, accidents do happen. It’s always a tragedy when they happen and disasters can often strike at the most unexpected of times. Calling something a “disaster upgrade” might sound a little strange, but in reality, it’s a fantastic way to turn a tragic event into a big blessing for your family. What we call something a “disaster upgrade” when someone chooses to upgrade a part of their home that gets ruined by an accident or natural disaster. Whether it’s surfaces, floors, or even something like plumbing, there is no smarter time to consider a remodel than when your house is already under construction. Disaster Upgrade: […]

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How To Keep Your Family Safe From Lead Poisoning

How To Keep Your Family Safe From Lead Poisoning

Since 1978, lead-based paint has been banned from usage in homes due to the very serious threat of lead poisoning. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, “Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs, like the kidneys, nerves and blood.” Fortunately, water-based lead-free alternatives are now commonplace. However, because so many houses were built before 1978 that are still lived in today, we haven’t yet completely overcome the safety concerns related to lead-based paint. What You Can Do […]

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Mold Remediation, Decontamination Chambers, and Negative Space

Mold Remediation, Decontamination Chambers, and Negative Space

Mold is a serious deal — an expanding virus that can infest your entire home if you’re not careful. The scariest part is that because mold will often grow almost entirely beneath the surfaces of your home, you may not even notice the toxic fumes being produced or the deterioration of the insides of your house. Here are the steps we take to make sure hostile mold situations don’t get worse during the remediation process. Setting up a decontamination chamber The first thing we do when we face a mold crisis is set up a decontamination chamber. Setting up a safe place to clean off our bags and tools gives […]

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