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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...

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