Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How to Avoid a Fire from a Turkey Fryer

Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for the good people and circumstances in our lives. It's also a time to eat a whole lot of food! And no other food is as prominent as the Thanksgiving turkey.

If you choose to fry your turkey this year with a turkey fryer, REStar Services would like to remind you of some helpful tips for avoiding accidental fires when using a turkey fryer:

Safety tips for deep-frying your turkey:
  • Place the fryer on a level surface
  • Don’t overfill the fryer with too much oil
  • Peanut oil is a safer oil than other oils to use for frying
  • Wear shoes!
  • Use a very long thermometer to take the bird’s temperature
  • Be careful when lowering the turkey into the hot oil
  • Have a dry-chemical fire extinguisher handy while cooking

If you DO have a turkey fryer fire:
  • Call 911 before putting the fire out or have someone calling 911 while you’re dealing with the fire.
  • Don’t try to move the fryer once it’s caught on fire. It’ll just cause the oil to splash, spatter and spill.
  • Do not use water! Oil fires do NOT react well with water.
  • If you have one, try to smother the fire with a pan lid
  • Use baking soda or a dry-chemical fire-extinguisher to put out the fire

Fry responsibly and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

If you have Fire Damage, call the Fire Damage Restoration Experts at REStar Services: (844) RESTAR-1. Our regular office hours are 8:30am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Visit us: http://www.REStarServices.com

Friday, November 7, 2014

Top 5 causes of Water Damage you should be aware of

REStar Services wants you to be aware of these top 5 causes of water damage:
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  1. Home Mismanagement - This is the number one cause of not just water damage but also other home-related damages. This could lead to mold damage and cockroach infestation. Always keep your house healthy, clean it regularly, fix problems as soon as they arise and do constant renovations.
  2. Bad Weather - Constant rain and storms can cause water damage. Rainwater can seep into your roofs while it clogs the gutters and be absorbed into your windowsills. You cannot do anything about this natural phenomenon.
  3. Constant Flooding - Caused by either rain, street sewage problems or river overflows. Flooding in the home is messy and can bring in toxins, pollutants and other impurities from outside.
  4. Broken Fixtures - This could be in the form of overflowing sinks, broken dishwashers and bathtubs that are already leaking. If you do not get an expert to fix them immediately, molds and foul odors might come into the picture; not to mention suffering from a high water bill.
  5. Loose and Rusted Pipes - not only damaging in terms of leaks but could also contaminate drinking water through deposits of metal particles.
If you have Water Damage, visible mold growth, or even suspect that you may have mold growth, call the Mold Remediation Experts at REStar Services: (844) RESTAR-1. Our regular office hours are 8:30am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Visit us: http://www.REStarServices.com