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  • Driving in floodwaters.

Turn Around Don’t Drown

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 […]

  • National Flood Safety Awareness Week

National Flood Safety Awareness Week March 16th – March 22nd

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 […]

  • Spring cleaning.

Get Organized for Spring in One Weekend

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 […]

  • Severe weather preparedness.

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week – March 2-8th, 2014

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 […]

  • Carpet cleaning services.

Winter Carpet Care

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 […]

  • Freezing rain.

Freezing Rain: Why it’s So Dangerous and How to Stay Safe

Here is a great article from The Weather Channel. Cold weather will cause some trees to explode by freezing the sap, because it contains water, which expands as it freezes, creating a sound like a gunshot. The sound is produced as the tree bark splits, with the wood contracting as […]

  • Hurricane Sandy

Extreme Weather Poses Huge Risk to Cities Worldwide: Experts

In this article, Business Insurance and CNBC discuss how extreme weather poses a risk for big cities worldwide.

Experts have said that extreme weather poses a huge risk to the world economy and some of the largest cities across the world risk being caught unprepared, CNBC reported. […]

  • Indoor Air Quality Management.

Preserved IAQ: Smart Choices and Periodic Maintenance

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 […]

  • Polar vortex safety information.

ServiceMaster Restore Fielding a Record Number of Calls During the Polar Vortex

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 […]

  • Preventing frozen pipes.

What to Do if Your Pipes Freeze to Prevent Them from Breaking

What should I do if my pipes freeze?

If you turn on a faucet and get no water, your pipes may be frozen. If your pipes freeze, there are some procedures that you can follow to thaw them. The sooner the problem is recognized, the better chance that damage will be minimized. Some techniques for thawing […]