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Winter is Fire Season.

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At Menold, we have a love/hate relationship with Winter. There is nothing like enjoying the coziness of a warm cup of hot chocolate as by our fireplaces as snow falls outside. However, some of the things that we love most about the colder months are also the things that can be the most threatening to our homes and families if treated...
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Red Cross' Home Fire Campaign

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Happy National Fire Prevention Week! A house fire can be one of the most traumatizing events a person can experience, and we have many stories to tell. We believe at Menold that any steps to build awareness and lessons to learn to prevent fires, is super important. We are huge advocates of the Red Cross and the continuous effort they...
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Best Interest for Insurance.

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When facing any crisis with your home or business, the thought always comes to mind: "will my insurance cover this?" Sometimes a call is placed into the insurance company before a customer calls us, or if they know this is covered, they contact us to respond with emergency service right away – it's a toss-up. Either way, we are here to provide quic...
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On-Call for OSF

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The call came through early evening on Thursday, July 2, just days before Independence Day. Jeff Cole, Menold's Estimator, was on call that night and answered the phone. An exterior fire had broken out in the rear building envelope of the OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute in Peoria, sending smoke quickly through all areas of the structure. No...
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National Pet Fire Safety Day!

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July 15th happens to be National Pet Fire Safety Day! You may be asking, What?! There's a Pet Fire Safety Day?! We were shocked too, but we LOVE it. What a great way to inform ourselves on the safety of our pets. Many of us at Menold own dogs, cats, and other pets, and we love each one. It is super important to learn about certain dangers...
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Our Safety Standard.

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We can be the best in the business in water restoration, carpentry, etc., but without our safety practices, we would be an accident waiting to happen!  We believe safety is one of the key elements that separates the good from the best. At Menold we believe this is reflected in the way we continue to provide education to our team...
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Remodeling for...Pizza?

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​It's not every day that we can describe our job as "delicious", but working on a remodel for Godfather's Pizza might have been the first. Godfather's in Pekin has been open since 1975 and it is definitely a town favorite. The owners, Mike and John, are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, and the pizza is amazing as we...
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How to Respond After a Home Disaster

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 ​It's devastating when your home is damaged due to water, fire, or mold. Dealing with the aftermath of a disaster is an extensive process, involving everything from cleanup to making the insurance claim. That's why we've compiled a list of steps to give you a game plan and hopefully to make your life a little easier:1. Respond to Emergencies ...
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The 4 Most Common Causes of Home Fires

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Home fires can occur at any time and, no matter the amount of damage, are always devastating for the property owner. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 355,400 U.S. home fires are reported each year. Understanding the most common causes can help you take the necessary steps to prevent them from wreaking havoc in yo...
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Protecting Your Documents Before a Disaster

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We've seen firsthand the physical and emotional devastation that follows a natural disaster. That's how we know it's critical to develop a disaster preparedness plan for your home or business so you can be as prepared as possible. Although we can never be completely ready when disaster strikes, having a plan can significantly help throughout the re...
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Disaster Preparedness Guide for Small Business Owners

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Protecting yourself today means you're better prepared for tomorrow. It's critical for small business owners to implement a disaster preparedness plan to help in the case of a natural disaster such as a flood, tornado, or fire. Consider the following tips to ensure the safety of your employees, customers, and property: 1. Purchase the Right Insuran...
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Fall Fire Safety: 6 Ways to Prevent Chimney Fires

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Before you cozy up next to the fireplace this fall, make sure your chimney is in top condition. Fireplaces are designed to expel the byproducts of combustion which include smoke, water vapor, soot, gases, etc. Condensation occurs as these materials flow up into the chimney, which creates a residue known as creosote. This substance is extremely comb...
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National Disaster Preparedness Month: 10 Things You Can Do Right Now

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Disasters such as fires and floods can happen at any time. That's why disaster preparedness is critical to keep you and your loved ones safe in case of an emergency. Here are ten steps you can take right now to make sure you're as prepared as possible if you experience a flood, fire, or other natural disasters in your area. 1. Download the FEMA mob...
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The Top 5 Dangers of Hoarding

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​Hoarding not only poses a threat to your health and mental well-being but your property as well. Here are five consequences to keep in mind if you or someone you know is suffering from a hoarding disorder. 1. Mold Growth Mold can develop if trash, spoiled food, or other expired household items aren't disposed of properly. The mold can eventually s...
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National Fireworks Safety Month: 10 Tips to Prevent Fires

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and that means barbecues, parades, and fireworks. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks cause an average of over 18,000 fires and approximately $43 million in property damage each Independence Day. Follow these tips to stay safe this holiday: 1. Always abide by federal and st...
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Spark Cheer Not Fear: Preventing and Extinguishing Holiday Home Fires

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December through January is the peak time of year for home fires, most of which are due to the holiday season. Unfortunately, the number of fatalities is also 70% higher during this time. It's important to consider your family's and your guests' safety when decorating or preparing seasonal items.  Knowing the different causes of fires can help...
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Central Illinois Fire Prevention Week 2017

Central Illinois Fire Prevention Week 2017: Make Every Second Count
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Fire Prevention Week is October 8 – 14, 2017.President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week in 1925, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire. The event left more than 250 people injured, 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned ...
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Fire Damage Restoration in Peoria, IL

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A fire can be a devastating event in your life. You could lose your home, business, or something even more valuable—home fires kill an average of seven people every day in the United States. They also cause billions of dollars in property damage annually, according to the American Red Cross. Menold Construction and Restoration is your fire damage restoration specialist in Peoria, IL, and our experts can help you get your residence or commercial property back in order. There are things you should be aware of, however, in order to lessen your chances of ever needing fire damage restoration services.

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois Fire Prevention

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Structure fires can strike anytime of the year. The winter months, however, are the peak time for home fires. If tragedy does strike, remember that Menold Construction and Restoration is your Bloomington-Normal, IL, fire damage restoration specialist. Don’t let your holidays be ruined by a fire. Follow these fire safety tips from the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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Prevent Home Fires With These Tips

Prevent Home Fires With These Tips

Home fires kill an average of seven people every day across the country, according to the American Red Cross. Fires injure another 36 people daily and cause more than $7 billion in damages annually in the United States. Menold Construction and Restoration is Central Illinois’ fire damage restoration specialist. However, there are things you can do to help prevent fires before they compromise your safety and property.

 

Here are five tips for preventing a home fire compiled from the National Fire Protection Association:

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