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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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,
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 […]
This Rutgers study exposed fruit flies to various chemicals emitted by mold.
According to a Nov. 11 story on NJ.com, 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 […]