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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 their ...

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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 of ...

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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 ...

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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 the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 underwater ...

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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 our ...

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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 tragic ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. The ...

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