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  • 5 Things to Know About Being Prepared for a Hurricane

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan

Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan

The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time now […]

  • 5 Things to Know About Where to Get Hurricane Information

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Identify Your Trusted Sources of Information for a Hurricane Event

Identify Your Trusted Sources of Information for a Hurricane Event

NOAA’s National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center are your official sources for hurricane forecasts and the issuance of hurricane watches and warnings. Your local NOAA National Weather Service forecast office provides information regarding the expected impacts from the storm for your area. Emergency managers […]

  • 5 Things to Know About Strengthening Your Home

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Strengthen Your Home

Strengthen Your Home

If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many of these retrofits do not cost much or take as long to do as you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to […]

  • 5 Things to Know About Getting Hurricane Supplies

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Assemble Disaster Supplies

Assemble Disaster Supplies

You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of one week. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra […]

  • 5 Things to Know About Having an Evacuation Plan

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Develop an Evacuation Plan

Develop an Evacuation Plan

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do […]

  • 5 Things to Know About Hurricane Hazard Risks

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Determine Your Risk

Determine Your Risk

Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing now for how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland. It’s easy to forget what a hurricane is […]

  • Frozen pipes, water damage

Water Expansion and Freezing Pipes

Over the next few days temperatures are going to be below average in our area. A common issue that a lot of homeowners and business owners encounter during this time of year are pipes freezing in their home or business. Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion […]

  • Prepare your home for the cold weather.

Preparing Your Home For The Projected Cold This Week

This next week is projected to be cold throughout the southeast. Have you prepared your home for this winter weather? These are some quick tips you can do on your own to prepare your home for colder weather and the property issues often associated with it. The advice found below is from HGTV to help […]

  • Featured in R and R magazine.

ServiceMaster Featured in October Issue of Restoration Magazine

ServiceMaster Restoration Services was featured in the October 2015 issue of R and R magazine for winning the ServiceMaster Restore Top Honor Award at our International Convention in June. Not only are we honored for winning the Marion E. Wade Award but we are also proud to be represented in one of our industry’s leading […]

  • Hurricane Sandy, eye of the storm.

Superstorm Sandy: The 3-Year Anniversary

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 […]