Only You Can Prevent Electrical Fires

At Work

In the workplace, there's always a need for procedures, rules, and courses of action. Restaurants worry about proper food handling techniques. Bankers have classes on what to do in case of a robbery. Schools have fire drills. These are very specific procedures, as they relate to a certain industry. But some things- like electrical safety- can apply to every type of business.

Does your business offer electrical safety tips or instruction on what to do in case of an electrical fire?

If yes, congratulations! If no, you should start one. The Electrical Safety Foundation International's website offers an Electrical Safety Self Assessment test online that can help you get started. It asks questions about your building and your staff, and will guide you towards having your own electrical safety procedure manual.

Electrical accidents on the job cause an average of 13 days away from work and nearly one fatality every day. Don't let your company or employees become a statistic. Keep them safe by staying informed.

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Stay tuned next week for summer-related electrical safety information!

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Only You Can Prevent Electrical Fires

In The Home

Are you or someone you know a DIY "handy man" – the one that can have anything fixed in a jiff and for a quarter of the price? While it is helpful to have this “go-to” person at your fingertips, education is key and cutting corners can often be dangerous, especially in the case of electrical repairs and installations. Improper wiring in your house can cause any number of problems, including serious ones like electrocution and fires.

How safe is your home?

There are a few precautions you can take to ensure your home is electrically safe:

  • Hire a reputable, licensed contractor to provide an assessment of your current electrical wiring and to aid in any future work.
  • Keep up with important updates in home safety electrical devices, like an Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI), a new type of circuit breaker that recognizes fire hazards and prevents injuries and problems by immediately shutting off the power.
  • Start and maintain an electrical safety checklist, which when updated regularly, can make practicing electrical safety easier.

For help with your home safety checklist, check out the Electrical Safety Foundation International's website.

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Frozen or Burst Pipes? We can Fix the Damage to your NJ, PA or DE Home or Business

The arctic vortex created record breaking lows in the mid-atlantic region causing a deep freeze and many cold days and nights below the freezing point. Pipes freeze easily at these temperature, and this can result in them cracking or bursting and cause damage to your property.

If your pipes froze or broke in your home in NJ, PA or DE, RestoreCore can help. We are a locally owned, professional company that has been in the restoration business for decades.

In the meantime, turn off water sources and mop up any water. While it is tempting, resist other clean up or restoration work until professional help arrives to fix the water damage and your burst or leaking pipes.

Our New SecureCore App Puts Disaster Planning Right in Your Hands

Super Storm Sandy made landfall about a year ago, bringing widespread damage to an area not used to seeing hurricane force storms. When the storm hit, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania suffered flooding and property damage. For many people, the storm also knocked out power, phone lines, and internet service, cutting off access to vital information.

But smartphones continued to work. Many smartphones could still go online through 3G and 4G cellular networks, but even on offline phones, users could still access info stored on the phone.

Even in the absence of landlines, power, and internet service, RestoreCore was able to meet the needs of all our SecureCore customers. But we started wondering: how can we help our customers access their disaster plans right away on their smartphones when they most need these plans?

Well, we're excited to announce our answer: our brand new SecureCore app! Available for iPhones and Android phones (as well as iPads and other tablets), the SecureCore app can store your disaster planning and preparedness info right on your mobile device.

Updated each time you login, the SecureCore app even synchronizes your online and hard copy SecureCore info with what's stored on your device. The app works offline, too, giving SecureCore customers ready access to their disaster plans in emergencies. It's all meant to help our customers through trying times by putting helpful information at their fingertips.

Still prefer having hard copies on hand? Don't worry: RestoreCore will still offer hard copy disaster planning books as well as our online program. Our SecureCore app collects all this info and stores it right in your pocket, so that you'll have it when you need it most.

RestoreCore's SecureCore app is available for iPhones and iPads on the iOS app store and on Android phones and tablets through Google Play.

Want to speak with someone about your disaster planning? Call RestoreCore at (800) 231-1281.

 

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RestoreCore Joins Lease For a Cure

RestoreCore has teamed with Value Companies, a leading New Jersey real estate development, investment, and management company, to fight breast cancer.

Part of the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation's national 'Lease for a Cure' campaign, Value Companies will donate to breast cancer research for every lease and renewal signed in October. RestoreCore is highlighting the effort on our Facebook page, and we'll contribute $10 for every 'like' our page receives this month, up to $1550.

"Breast cancer touches all of us," says RestoreCore President Andy Goldberg. "Women, men, friends, neighbors. We're proud to join Value Companies and the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation in this vital cause."

Check out RestoreCore's Facebook page here.