The National Fire Protection Association always recommends taking extreme caution anytime you are cooking in the kitchen. Here are some recommendations specifically for Thanksgiving. Did you know that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids […]
You may not think of Halloween as a messy holiday, but after the floors are littered with costume glitter, candy remnants are on your floors and your jack-o-lantern is stuck to the porch, you may reconsider. Or, if you or your home fall victim to Halloween prankster’s vandalism, you might need some extra tips on […]
Three years ago, Superstorm Sandy swarmed through New York and New Jersey affecting the entire east coast. Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (by diameter), the second costliest storm in U.S. history, affecting 24 states, and was responsible for more than $95 billion in damage and hundreds of deaths.
Even before Sandy made landfall, ServiceMaster […]
Fall is officially in the air and even though it is hardly the middle of October the upcoming holidays are going to be here before you know it! Many people participate it in ‘Fall Cleaning’ which is very much like ‘Spring Cleaning’ with the added task of raking up piles and piles of leaves. It’s […]
The second week in October is Fire Prevention Week sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association. A fire disaster is often something we think will never happen to us, until it does. That’s why it’s best to expect the best but be prepared for the worst. You can share with your policyholders […]
The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between […]
Today marks the last day of National Preparedness Month and is National Prepareathon! Day.
America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience. Join others around the country to practice your preparedness! Get involved as well as your peers by helping plan a day of action to help your community prepare […]
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The 2015 NPM theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” ServiceMaster along with FEMA is encouraging everyone to take part, make a plan and know what to do during an emergency. This means having an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during […]
Can you identify mold?
Most homeowners can identify a black spot on the ceiling. But what about mold that is less obvious yet still dangerous? Mold Awareness Month in September is a great time to ensure your you know if your home has mold. The following four steps can help you determine if mold is an […]