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Lighting up this Holiday

Part of the holiday fun is untangling masses of lights to decorate the tree or wrap around the scrubs.  Keep these tips in mind to keep you and your homes safe this season*. Check each set of lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires or loose connections. Discard damaged sets or repair […]

Servicemaster Partners with Hoarding Expert

Matt Paxton, “Hoarders” television personality and author of “The Secret Lives of Hoarders,” recently announced he will join forces with ServiceMaster Restore to expand the reach of specialized hoarding and estate cleaning services on a broader national scale. The multi-year partnership with Paxton provides ServiceMaster with insights about compulsive hoarding, rigorous training on how to […]

Prepare for Winter

Temperatures are falling, and winter is just around the corner. Keep these tips in mind to help prepare your homes. Add a second layer of insulation to the attic. Caulk around windows and doors, install weather-stripping and check for cracks around electrical outlets and pipes. Install storm windows and doors. Have the heating system checked […]

Could your Business survive a disaster?

As the old saying goes “better safe than sorry”. By developing an emergency preparedness plan, your business can be better prepared for many of the events that could derail it, like natural disasters such as flooding and fire, or human-caused hazards such as accidents or technology-related malfunctions. Having a preparedness plan in place ensures that […]

Cleaning after a Disaster

When you experience a hurricane, fire or other disaster, you can protect yourselves and your families by following these tips: Stay away from damaged buildings or structures that have not been examined and certified by an inspector. Wear hard hats, goggles, heavy work gloves and watertight boots with steel toes and insoles. Remove and discard […]

Don’t leave the home fires burning.

October is National Fire Prevention Month and a great time to remind yourself about safety while cooking. Two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen. Unattended cooking was a factor in 34% of reported home cooking fires.* If you experience a fire disaster, you should contact us immediately and not attempt to […]

Fire Damage and Smoke Damage Double Whammy

When a fire damages a home or business the damage often extends well beyond the reach of the actual flames. Smoke and soot caused by a fire can cause extensive additional damage as they spread throughout a structure and adhere to furniture, floors, walls, draperies, appliances, art and more. Smoke embeds soot and other small […]

HOW TO KEEP PET ODOR DOWN IN THE HOME

Pets are a popular staple nowadays in the American household. According to the American Pet Products Association’s (APPA), “New 2011-2012 National Pet Owners Survey, the number of U.S. households that own a pet has increased by 2.1% to an all-time high of 72.9 million.” Dogs and cats release dander on a daily basis in your […]

Do you love your Pets but hate their shedding

Sure he’s your best friend and you love him like a child but looking around and seeing the dog hair all over your house can be aggravating. However there are a few things you can do to keep your house clean and your frustration to a minimum. 1. Change air filters frequently. This will keep […]

Water Backup and Sump Pump Overflow

Water Backup and Sump Pump Overflow Each year, sewer and drain backups cause millions of dollars in damages.  Waste water normally backs up through bathrooms, kitchens & laundry rooms, floor drains, and sump pump holes.  Clean-up can be costly and must be done carefully and professionally because of potential harmful contaminants.  Making sure your drainage […]

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