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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED TO GET YOUR CARPETS CLEANED?

After investing in carpeting in your home it is necessary to know how to take care of it not only for appearances sake but for longevity of the carpets. Just vacuuming your carpets is not enough although it is a necessity. Carpet, no matter what type, holds everything inside of it from dust, hair, mites, […]

Water Damage Prevention Tips

Major water losses occur all of the time, sometimes there are no measures that could have prevented the disaster but other times the inspection of a few simple items could have saved the house from a small catastrophe. Here is a brief overview of some common items to check to help prevent a major water […]

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