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    How much do you know about your space heater?
    by Robin Hoy, PuroClean Restoration Services, Cranford N
    December 3, 2013

    A few days ago, I tried to plug my portable heater. For a second, it turned on, and then it turned off!  I tried it on different ...

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    Oil and Fire Safety
    by Robin Hoy
    October 14, 2013

    Alll year, we have heard of the tirade of natural disasters sweeping the midwest. Even a month after the Colorado flooding, it’s...

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    Sunday Morning Biblical History: The History of Mold, BCE Edition
    by Robin Hoy
    August 11, 2013

    How long do you think homeowners have worried about the growth of mold? Since the 1950s housing developments? Since pioneers built the...

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    Pet Odor
    by Robin Hoy
    July 8, 2013

    One of our staffers has recently integrated a temporary third cat into her home, and the process is nothing if not full of the odors o...

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    Introducing Our New Twitter Page
    by Robin Hoy
    June 17, 2013

    Notes from the PuroClean Home Office: Twitter Edition   Set the Scene: Chris Hoy, diligently working on estimates ...

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    Preparing for Tropical Storm Andrea
    by Robin Hoy
    June 7, 2013

    As the first Tropical Storm of the season begins its climb up the coast, we all need to think about what we'll do to prepare for t...

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    Disaster Guide: Thunder and Lightning
    by Robin Hoy
    June 4, 2013

    In this fourth installment of our disaster series, I would like to concentrate on those dark and stormy nights, which we all recognize...

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    Today is the Day Before: Rare Tornados
    by Robin Hoy
    May 13, 2013

    I recently saw the latest FEMA commercial, "The Day Before." Seeing this commercial hit the airwaves has only reinforced...

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    Water: The Disaster Guide
    by Robin Hoy
    March 29, 2013

    After the hurricanes that have been sweeping the Northeast, water damage has been in the forefront of the news and family preparations...

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    The Plural of Apocalypse
    by Robin Hoy
    March 3, 2013

    These days, there are reality TV shows for every possible scenario. Right now, I'm watching Doomsday Preppers on National Geograph...

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    Sandy: Three Month Anniversary
    by Robin Hoy
    January 29, 2013

    As of today, ninety days have passed since the unforgettable storm surge of Super Storm Sandy. Even though the news has stopped report...

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    Home Again, Home Again
    by Robin Hoy
    December 20, 2012

    Sandy may have passed, but she isn't forgotten. Just this week, NJ PATH reopened its doors to eager residents of Hoboken. Last...

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    O' Christmas Tree
    by Robin Hoy
    December 19, 2012

    I have to make a confession: there have been years when my family puts up no decorations at all.  If we aren't going to be ar...

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    So Long Sandy
    by Robin Hoy
    December 3, 2012

    We hoped we'd never have to imagine a storm worse than Hurricane Irene in 2011. We hoped we'd never have to face down destruct...

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    Fire Prevention Month
    by Robin Hoy
    October 5, 2012

    Following the tragic Chicago Fire -- October 9, 1871 -- October has acted as Fire Prevention Month, in a constant attempt to improve s...

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    The Anniversary of Irene
    by Robin Hoy
    August 29, 2012

    As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene, it is hard to forget the damage that ravaged the East Coast. From underwat...

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    Lead-Based Paint
    by Robin Hoy
    August 19, 2012

    When we adopted our dog Malcolm, one of the strangest behaviors we noticed was his love of walls. No, he didn't just appreciate ou...

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    Candle Safety: What You Need to Know
    by Robin Hoy
    July 19, 2012

    After this summer's wildfires, the entire country has become more concerned than ever about fire safety. Some of the most trag...

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    First Aid App for Smart Phones
    by Robin Hoy
    June 22, 2012

    In the last year, we've been pleased to transition with PuroClean to join the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, a sel...

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    Predators Inside Your Home
    by Robin Hoy
    June 4, 2012

    Sometimes things go wrong, and other times we can prevent the damage before it starts. Just last week, I heard story from a friend...

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    The Edible Carpet: Wet Padding, and What You Leave Behind
    by Robin Hoy
    April 25, 2012

    It’s not unusual for customers to call our office in a panic, but this was a first even for us: A woman called about mushrooms -...

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    Space Heaters: Heating Your Home Safely
    by Robin Hoy
    March 13, 2012

    We all hate the heating bill. Because of the high costs of heating our house, my husband and I decided to heat our house with a fi...

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    Sump Pump Failure
    by Robin Hoy
    March 9, 2012

    If your home has a basement and you live in an area that's prone to flooding, you need a sump pump to protect your family from the...

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    Broken Water Heater Can Lead to Water Loss
    by Robin Hoy
    February 1, 2012

    Last year, we heard from homeowners with water rushing into their basement. They thought it was their sump pump. Our crew was cle...

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    Toilet Troubles and How to Avoid Them
    by Robin Hoy
    January 13, 2012

    Growing up, my Dad tried to heat our entire house using just a wood-burning stove. The only problem was: we lived in a ranch house. Th...