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Man-Made Versus Natural Flood Damage

Floodwater consists of more than just water. Biohazardous materials, chemicals, or diseases causing organisms and debris can all be floating around in floodwater at any given time. All categories of floodwater should be cleaned up quickly because the water will degrade over time and become more of a health risk the longer it sits. The […]

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April Showers Bring Water Damage! What to Do if You Experience a Flood

Most people aren’t prepared for a flood when it hits. The type of situation where a weather related flood occurs can be sudden, unexpected, and very destructive. ServiceMaster Advantage is here to help you through the best steps for safety and restoration after a flood. Follow these tips for a speedy recovery: Consider Your Own […]

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Restoring Concrete Surfaces After Water Damage

Concrete surfaces have underlying properties that make drying them after excessive exposure to moisture more complex than other materials. A slab of concrete in your basement for example, may appear dry but actually contain a considerable and damaging amount of moisture vapor throughout its layers. This moisture passing through the slab can carry alkaline salts […]

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Eliminating Musty Odors is a Must – Don’t Just Cover Them Up!

If you smell a musty, moldy odor in your home or business, don’t attempt to cover it up with air fresheners, carpet sprays or scented candles. These solutions to freshen your indoor air quality are only temporary and come with their own health risks. Research from Columbia University suggests that increased exposure to phthalates, a […]

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5 Myths About Water Damage

Water damage is a serious issue, one that leaves us concerned about how to best return our property and belongings to pre-loss conditions as efficiently and as cost effective as possible. In our efforts to do the right thing, sometimes we rely on information we’ve heard before from friends or online telling us that calling […]

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Warm the Hearth! Fireplace Safety Tips for Winter

There is nothing more satisfying than kicking back in front of a warm fire after a long day out in the cold. Snuggling up to a cozy fireplace is a winter staple, especially during the holidays. The hearth has always been considered a family gathering place for the warmth and soothing soft glow of light […]

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Home Cooking and Fire Safety

Happy Thanksgiving from ServiceMaster Advantage! This holiday is about good food, family and giving thanks for the blessings in our lives. The safety of our homes and loved ones is one of these blessings. While the good times may be rolling in this time of year, it’s essential to keep in mind these safety tips […]

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Look Up! Your Roof Can Make or Break Your Upcoming Winter Woes

Your roof is the helmet for your house. Cracks, weak spots, and loose shingles are all welcome signs for water damage. An assemblage of overhead trees surrounding your home could spell disaster during a windstorm. A new roof is an expensive investment; so protect the one you already have by ensuring it stays in good […]

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September is National Preparedness Month!

Disaster can strike anywhere, at any time. As a disaster restoration business, we’re more than familiar with the devastating effects a natural or man-made disaster can cause. September is National Preparedness Month and as such is a great reminder to make a family communication plan and check up on your resources in case of disaster.  […]

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Tips on Fighting Carpet Fade

Perform Regular Maintenance Yourself Carpets should generally be vacuumed once a week and more often in areas of high traffic like entryways or nearby doors to the outside. Frequent vacuuming will prolong the life of your carpets as it prevents the buildup of dirty, debris, and other soils that become embedded and results in stains. […]

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