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  • Hoarding cleanup help.

Hoarding and the Issues With Decision Making

In an article from TIME Magazine author Maia Szalavitz addresses a unique problem with decision making in the brain of a Hoarder. Why do some people find it impossible to get rid of old newspapers and junk mail, and end up hoarding them instead? New research suggests that hoarders have […]

  • Odor removal services.

Odor Elimination

Source removal of smoke and soot is the primary method used for odor removal. Other methods such as thermal fogging, ozoning, deodorants, and hydroxyls (new nano-technology) may be used when necessary. If odor cannot be removed from structural components using normal cleaning techniques, dry ice blasting may be utilized.

Our prehistoric ancestors relied […]

  • OCD Hoarding

OCD-based Hoarding: When is Hoarding Really OCD?

It appears that a small number of hoarding cases may be true or primary OCD where the hoarding is secondary to OCD symptoms.  In other words, the hoarding behavior is driven entirely by OCD symptoms such as contamination fears or symmetry obsessions. There appear to be four things that characterize OCD-based hoarding.

Hoarding Occurs From Classic […]

  • Cleaning up after guests.

Guests are Gone, but the Mess Remains

One of the best aspects of the holidays is spending time with family and friends. But no one enjoys cleaning up the mess that remains after guests leave. Here are three tips from Good Housekeeping to help you clean up fast so you can relax in the new year.

  1. Tackle the table.
    Cleaning off […]

  • Matt Paxton talks professional carpet cleaning.

Winter Carpet Care

Prepare your home or business for the additional traffic the holidays bring with professional carpet cleaning from ServiceMaster Clean. Check out the video below to see Matt Paxton from TV’s “Hoarders” break down the difference between professional and DIY carpet cleaning. And there IS a big difference! You can possibly permanently damage your carpet […]

  • Office hoarding tips from Matt Paxton.

Give Your Office An End of the Year Clean Sweep

As you wrap up the calendar year, don’t forget to give your office a clean sweep. It’s easy for items to gather up in corners of the office that people don’t visit often. Having a clean office improves productivity and makes people feel better about their environment. If you haven’t had a chance to clean […]

  • Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

ServiceMaster Restoration Services wants to wish you a safe and Happy Halloween! You’ve got the costumes and the candy, but is your home ready for trick-or-treating? Here are a few tips for making sure you and your home’s visitors have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.

  1. Clear sidewalks and walkways. It’s very important for your visitors to […]
  • 25th Annual GASFA Convention

SRM Attends the 25th Annual GASFA Convention and Tradeshow

ServiceMaster Recovery Management was proud to attend the 25th Annual GASFA Conference and Tradeshow in Savannah, GA this past week. The Georgia Association of School Facility Administrators (GASFA) was organized in 1989 to promote better understanding and cooperation between state and system-level facility administrators, to address their concerns, and promote and stimulate their professional growth, […]

  • Fall cleaning.

Fall is in the Air!

Fall is in the air! Soon it will be getting cooler and the days will be getting shorter. It is time to start prepping your house for the Fall and Winter Months. Autumn’s the time for “fall cleaning”. Deep clean now to take advantage of good weather, and face the coming of winter and the […]

  • Bats in the attic.

Bats in the Attic? ServiceMaster Can Help with Toxins Left Behind

August ends the maternity season for many species of bats. If you see bats flying around your home in a certain flight path it is most likely you have a bat colony living near or possibly in your home. Most bat colonies will start to look for a new home around this time as the […]