A flood is defined as any high flow, overflow, or inundation of water that causes or threatens damage. Flooding can occur with prolonged rainfall over several days, intense rainfall over a short period of time, or when water from an existing source moves too quickly (i.e. snowmelt, dam break, etc.). Brief descriptions of the various […]
Turn Around Don’t Drown, or TADD for short is an NOAA National Weather Service campaign used to educate people about the hazards of driving a vehicle or walking through flood waters. This year is the 10th anniversary of the TADD program. Hundreds of signs depicting the message have been erected at low water crossings during the […]
ServiceMaster Restoration Services is happy to support and spread the word about National Flood Safety Awareness Week. Below is some information from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.
On average, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other weather-related event. It is a threat to life and property that can […]
Last night we sprang forward! Many of us are breathing a sigh of relief that Spring officially begins on March 20. With the warmer temperatures comes a desire to shake off winter by getting your home organized and clean for the Spring.
Here are five things you can do in just one weekend that will better organize […]
Be a Force of Nature: Take the next step during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
Severe Weather Preparedness Week started in 2012 with the previous year during the same week, spawning more than 300 tornadoes, claiming hundreds of lives and ranking as one of the largest tornado outbreaks in US History. In 2011 ServiceMaster restored […]
It’s been a cold winter so far, is your carpet suffering? During these cold months, many more people spend their time indoors rather than out in the cold temperatures. Coming in from the elements, depending on where you live, means tracking rain, snow, ice, sand and grit into your home or business and can have […]
Ensuring good indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings is an important task for facility managers, due to the significant impact it has on the sustainability of a building as well as the health of its occupants. Based on research done over the years, several national health and environmental organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection […]
As Freezing Temperatures Continue to Grip the Nation, Home and Business Owners Contend with Frozen Pipes, Flooding, Potential Nightmare. ServiceMaster Restore disaster experts fielding a record number of calls and mobilizing quickly to help homes and businesses recover from expensive water damage. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Following the massive polar vortex and sub-freezing temperatures that […]