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Avoid Getting in Hot Water: National Flood Safety Awareness Week

National Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 15-21. Spring showers can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your  home, so it’s important you prepare your home for a flood. There are steps you can take as a home or business owner that will help reduce the amount of damages your property experiences during […]

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Spring Cleaning Isn’t Just Indoors

With spring upon us, homeowners will begin to tackle spring cleaning projects. It’s important to remember that while the inside of your home deserves attention, the outside of your home does as well. The outside of your home is the shell that protects the inside, so maintenance and regular cleanup can help reduce the damage […]

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Protecting Your Home and Business During Extreme Cold Weather

Extreme cold weather can be hard on both you, your home and your business. There are a number of aspects of your home that could experience freezing damage and cause water damage or other structural problems for your home. Here are some tips to put into practice when freezing weather, snow, and […]

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Preventing Mold in the Home During Cold Weather Months

For homeowners and business owners, foreseeing major disasters like fires, storms, or earthquakes is easy enough. In fact, many even combat such disasters by taking preventative measures in the forms of insurance, emergency kits, generators, etc. One disaster most homeowners do not foresee, however, is mold. Not only is mold harmful to […]

  • Be a force of nature!

Severe Weather Preparedness Week February 2-6

From tornadoes to lightning to floods, the southeast is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters. Severe weather is dangerous and can strike with very little warning, which is why it’s important to get ready in advance. Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from February 2 – 6, and it’s a great time to make sure […]

  • The water damage drying process.

The Water Drying Process

With the recent cold weather throughout the US, there have been some frozen pipes that have burst and ServiceMaster is called to mitigate the home. In order to return affected areas to their pre-loss condition, a professional must begin a four-step drying process as soon as possible. Our technicians understand the complexities of water damage and […]

  • Frozen pipes.

Do’s and Don’ts of Frozen Pipes

As we roll into the new year, we want to make sure that you’re prepared for the winter months ahead. Regardless of what part of the country you live in, chances are you will experience some sort of winter weather. With this season comes freezing temperatures and increased amounts of precipitation, the result of which can […]

  • Winter weather terms.

Do You Know Your Winter Weather Terms?

Winter weather may be here earlier than anticipated with the Pacific Typhoon that went through Alaska and a possible Polar Vortex forecast for the Central U.S. this week. To help us prepare for the cold weather ServiceMaster wants to educate you on certain winter weather terms. When you know the terms, it can make you […]

  • Hurricane Sandy impacts map.

The Impact of Super Storm Sandy

Below is an infographic from LiveScience that explains the impact of Superstorm Sandy. Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. In the U.S., Sandy killed 117 people from Oct. 28 through Nov. 30, 2012. In total, […]

  • Hurricane from space.

Superstorm Sandy – Two Years Later

Two years ago, Superstorm Sandy pummeled New York and New Jersey wreaking havoc on 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, […]