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  • Volunteers passing out food in their community

Community Involvement After a Disaster

Consider getting involved in your community after a disaster strikes. It’s one of the best ways to support your local community in the disaster recovery process. Start off with a training, especially if you don’t have any disaster response experience. Participating in either an online or in-person training is a great way to […]

Prepare Your Home for Vacation

The summer vacation season is well underway in the South Atlantic. You may even have an upcoming travel plan. Packing, doing laundry and making sure your home is secure before you leave is a large undertaking. ServiceMaster Restoration Services compiled the following checklist to help your pre-trip process run smoothly.

 

Clean Your Home

A few cleaning steps […]

  • Smiling man seasoning meat on the grill.

BBQ Safety

A BBQ in the warm sun is an essential part of summer across the South Atlantic. There’s nothing better than enjoying tasty food with friends and family. Anytime you use your grill, there’s a fire risk. That’s why it’s important to brush up on BBQ safety tips before you use your grill for the […]

  • Rain drops on a window looking over a partly cloudy day

Flood Preparation Checklist

You haven’t escaped the rainy season yet. Spring showers can cause serious damage. Follow the tips below to help limit spring flood damage in your property.

Flood Resistant Materials

Use these materials in your property to limit flood damage:

  • Floors: Use ceramic tiles, concrete or pressure- treated lumber.
  • Walls: Use concrete, brick or stone.

Before Flood

  • Gather a […]
  • Colorful umbrella outside on a sunny, rainy day

Spring Showers

Temperatures are rising but storm damage is still active! You’re off the hook when you manage your storm damage right away.

Water Damage

Don’t let the spring rains leave you drenched. We’re experts at solving water damage fast with our 7 step process. Whether your basement is flooded or you’re seeing mystery stains on your ceiling, […]

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Love Your Peace of Mind

Home heating fires are all too common in February. There are many causes of fire damage. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 48% of home fires caused by heating equipment take place in December, January & February. Stay disaster free:

Chimneys:

  • Schedule a professional chimney sweep at least once per year.
  • Keep your […]
  • Palm trees in a storm

Hello Winter

Winter has officially arrived. Watch out for home damage caused by the following winter culprits.

Storm Damage

Experiencing heavy rains or wind? From flooded basements to leaky roofs, our team of restoration experts is available 24/7. We’ll remove standing water and thoroughly dry affected areas.

Ice Dams

Snowmelt stuck behind a perimeter of ice on your roof can […]

  • 5 Things to Know About Being Prepared for a Hurricane

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan

Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan

The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time now […]

  • 5 Things to Know About Where to Get Hurricane Information

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Identify Your Trusted Sources of Information for a Hurricane Event

Identify Your Trusted Sources of Information for a Hurricane Event

NOAA’s National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center are your official sources for hurricane forecasts and the issuance of hurricane watches and warnings. Your local NOAA National Weather Service forecast office provides information regarding the expected impacts from the storm for your area. Emergency managers […]

  • 5 Things to Know About Strengthening Your Home

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Strengthen Your Home

Strengthen Your Home

If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many of these retrofits do not cost much or take as long to do as you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to […]