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  • 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 […]

  • 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,