Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Funny- Drawings

TGIF to all!  Happy shopping, decorating or whatever holiday preparations you may have lined up for the weekend.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Let It Snow... Protecting commerical property during winter months.

Let it snow.... Here in Manchester, NH it has been lightly snowing for a few hours now.  If it is to be the winter the experts are predicting this one is nothing, and only the first of many more storms/inches to come so with that if you are a property owner, you need to be thinking about how to protect your investment.  Don't delay winter is here.

 Protecting commercial property is a key issue for any businessman as it comes as one of the most significant part of their business. Commercial property owners need to protect their properties from both man maid accident and disastrous weather condition. In most of the cases, the commercial property owners need to fight against the furious attack of different natural disasters like earthquake, flood, storm, snowfall, rainfall, hailstorm, etc. Moreover, those natural disasters are seasonal and different types of natural disasters are occurring at different periods of the year in a regular manner. The approaches and precautions must also be different as the type and pattern of natural disasters vary from season to season. Winter is very sensitive time for commercial property owners as they are in the risk of facing serious damages in their commercial properties during this time in each year.

 Types of commercial property damages during winter:
It is mainly the snowfall and strong wind during the winter, which is considered as severe weather condition. Heavy snowfall can cause several leaks in the commercial roofing materials and disrupt the structural bonding of the roofing system itself. Again, strong wind with the storm can also cause significant damage in the commercial properties, as well. Some businesses had to pay severe
damage as they failed to ensure adequate precautionary measurements for their commercial properties, to protect from winter season.
Preparations for the protection for commercial properties in winter is completely different from the protection plan in the summer. Both the property owners and the restoration companies will find it difficult to restore the commercial property from any damages during the winter season. Fighting against snowfall is sometime harder than fighting against heavy rain and commercial property owners need to get proper preparation so that they can start and continue their property restoration mission during winter season.

How to get prepared for commercial property restoration in the winter?
There is no alternative of regular maintenance in order to avoid sever damage, even after any devastating weather condition in the winter season. Commercial property owners must have at least one contract with a professional and expert roofing and restoration companies for that purpose. It may not possible to find or detect any damage without proper investigation and only experts can help the commercial property owners in this issue. Moreover, people should have special and detailed investigation on their commercial property just before the winter at each year.
People may have to face severe damages in their commercial property if their luck is bad enough to face a disrupting weather in the winter season. It is suggested to have corporate or business contract with commercial property restoration companies so that you can get excellent and faster restoration service after any such natural disaster. Having a good insurance coverage can also help the commercial property owners to get financial support for restoration purpose. Commercial property owners must have both internal and external resources along with a good financial position through which they can deal with any restoration process in the winter season.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Funny- Drawings

Happy Black Friday.  Hope everyone had a nice/safe Thanksgiving.
Happy Shopping to all the shoppers this weekend. When you are out doing your Christmas shopping please help small business this weekend/ Saturday Nov. 24th..

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving History/Cooking Safety

 We tend to get caught up in all that we have to do to prepare for the holiday, we forget what it means, how it came about so this is just a reminder as to what we really are celebrating.  Happy Thanksgiving to all.  If you are traveling this week, safe travels to you.

Keep in mind that if you are hosting Thanksgiving at your home you can save on heating cost that day.  Turn your heat off once the crowd shows.  Let the body heat and the heat from the kitchen heat your home.  Also keep in mind if there should be a grease fire in the kitchen, do not attempt to put it out with water.

Turn the Heat Off - Don't try to move the pot. You might accidentally splash yourself or your kitchen with burning oil. And that would be bad.
Cover the Pot with a Metal Lid - Fire cannot exist in the absence of oxygen. With the lid on (and the heat off), the fire should quickly consume all the oxygen and put itself out. Use a metal lid since glass will shatter.
Pour on Baking Soda - Baking soda will extinguish grease fires, but only if they're small. It takes a lot of baking soda to do the job.
Spray the Pot with a Class B Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher - This is your last resort, as fire extinguishers will contaminate your kitchen. Still, it's better than the alternative if the fire is getting out of control.
Get Out and Call 911 - If the fire does break out of control, don't try to be a hero. Get out and find a phone to call 911.

Whatever you do, DO NOT do the following:
Do Not Use Water - Pouring water can cause the oil to splash and spread the fire. The vaporizing water can also carry grease particles in it, also spreading the fire.
Do Not Move the Pot or Carry It Outside - Throwing the pot outside might seem logical in the frenzy of the moment. But trying to move the pot might splash burning oil on you, your home, and anything outside.
Do Not Throw Any Other Baking Product On the Fire - Flour might look like baking soda, but it won't react the same. Only baking soda can help put out a grease fire.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Safety First while on any construction site

Accident Prevention- Your No. 1 intention.  We at Brookstone Builders do practice this mantra. (see Safety Management systems)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day/ Newsletter

Today is the day you have the chance to make your choice, to have your voice be heard. Don't sit ideally by, get out and vote.

It seems like overnight the weather has changed.  Some areas in New England have already reported seeing snow.  Many are expected to get a dusting today.  Read the following to be sure you are ready for the snowy season.