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  • Staying warm.

It’s Cold Out There

With the massive polar vortex engulfing much of the country and bringing sub-freezing temperatures to parts of all contiguous 48 states for the next 2 days, it is a possibility that you may have to deal with freezing pipes. Frozen pipes can cause significant damage to homes. To read about how you can prevent […]

  • Fireplace safety best practices.

A Clean Chimney is a Safe Chimney

There are less than two weeks left of fall, Winter starts on December 21st. It’s time to light the fires and snuggle up in those flannel P.J’s with some hot chocolate. Before you light that fire, follow these few steps to make sure that your house is safe from a potential fire due to a messy […]

  • Christmas tree light safety.

Holiday Trivia and Christmas Light Tips

Lighting Up the Holidays

Part of the holiday fun is untangling masses of lights to decorate the tree or wrap around the scrubs. Share these tips with your clients to keep them and their homes safe this season*. Fires are a common occurrence around this time of year due to those that do not follow […]

  • Handbag bacteria.

Where Has Your Bag Been?

Nelson Laboratories recently conducted tests on women’s handbags. Almost all handbags examined contained high amounts of dangerous bacteria including salmonella, E. coli.  Keep these 5 things in mind to minimize exposure*:

  • Use hooks to hang your purse in a restroom.
  • Place your purse on the back of your chair in a restaurant or use a […]
  • Clutter Cleaner

Partnership Between Matt Paxton and ServiceMaster featured in R & R Magazine

Restoration and Remediation(R & R) Magazine has featured the partnership between ServiceMaster and Matt Paxton of Clutter Cleaners in their November e-Newsletter. In this article, Paxton is interviewed and talks about how hoarding clean up is a lot more than meets the eye. If you’re interested in reading the full article about the new partnership, 

Frying Turkeys

It’s the holiday season and we are only a couple of weeks away from Thanksgiving. There will be a lot of families baking their turkeys to a golden brown and some will fry them to a tender crisp. While deep-fried turkey is amazing, tender and locks in […]

  • Mold damage.

Rutgers Researchers Say Mold Can Lead to Parkinson’s-Like Symptoms

This Rutgers study exposed fruit flies to various chemicals emitted by mold.

According to a Nov. 11 story on, Rutgers researchers have found that fruit flies exposed to mold came down with symptoms that are similar to Parkinson’s Disease, a breakthrough discovery in the potential health issues that may be caused by mold exposure.

From the […]

  • Winter fire safety.

Winter & Fire Proofing Your Home

Winter is right around the corner. We hear a lot about Spring cleaning, but what about Winter cleaning? While Spring cleaning empties your home of unnecessary items and dust that has built up over a season indoors, winter cleaning prepares your home, inside and out, to weather a chillier climate. This includes cleaning furnaces and […]

  • Space heater safety precautions.

Space Heaters

Fall is here and it’s getting starting to get cold out there! Make sure you use precaution when using space heaters and fireplaces.

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, in 2010 there were 57,100 home structure fires related to heating equipment due to space heaters, failure to clean heating equipment and placing things that can […]