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How to Prepare for a Flood

Days are getting warmer as winter turns into Spring. However, you’re not off the hook from rainy days yet. Heavy rains combined with melting snow can lead to floods. According to the Department of Homeland Security, floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. They can build up over a long period […]

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February Home Maintenance Tips

We’re finally in the home stretch of winter. February is usually that time of year when you’re going stir crazy indoors. Take advantage of the last month of cold weather and spruce up your home. You’ll be thanking yourself when you can spend the first warm days of spring outdoors instead of cleaning your home. […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

New Year’s resolutions about health, wealth and fitness are common. This year try focusing on goals that will help you jumpstart your home maintenance to-do list. As a homeowner, repairs are seemingly never-ending. At ServiceMaster Advantage in Houston, Texas, we have expert technicians on standby 24/7 to help you when you need it most. Until […]

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Protect Floors from Winter Damage

Mud and moisture are abundant in the winter months. This can take a large toll on your flooring. Not only can carpets be stained, they can develop mold if tracked in moisture is not properly removed. Upholstery is under strain from holiday guests and spills. Tile is more durable than other floor types, but grout […]

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How to Avoid a Winter Disaster

Winter is just around the corner in Houston, TX. Before you hang up holiday decorations and sit by the fire with hot coco, make sure your home is prepared to handle the harsh weather. Consider the following tips in order to avoid water and mold damage. Insulate Pipes All pipes, whether in a heated area […]

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Fire Prevention Tips

In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, October 7th – 13th, brush up on your fire safety knowledge. Structure fires are very prevalent in the U.S. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S fire departments responded to a structure fire every 66 seconds in 2016. While there isn’t a way to eliminate the […]

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5 Maintenance Tips to Prepare for Fall

Rainy days, falling leaves and crisp breeze are upon us in the Houston, TX area. While curling up by the fire to a good book is a great way to start the fall season, first take some time for home maintenance. The weather change can cause new problems to arise that you didn’t have to […]

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Preventing Mold by Improving Air Circulation

Mold is bad for your health. Whether you can visibly see it or its spores are just hanging around in the air, it can result in respiratory issues and even cause illness. You may know that excess moisture is the primary cause of mold growth (the spores need something to drink!), but part of what […]

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How to Protect Your Property from Houston Wildfires

Wildfires are most common after an extended period of dry, hot weather. They spread quickly and cause severe destruction along their path. You are the best judge whether your property is prepared in the event of a wildfire. Much of it has to do with the vegetation nearby, the topography of the landscape, and the […]

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Recovering After an Office Fire

An office fire in Houston can set back your business and require you to replace some of your office furniture. Dealing with the recovery and restoration process after a fire can be frustrating and time consuming. When it comes to fire and smoke damage, sometimes there are issues you can’t see on the surface. Soot […]

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