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3 Most Common Causes of Water Damage

When we hear the term water damage, we generally think of dramatic floods, severe storms, or a broken laundry machine that creates sudden havoc. But most water damage jobs aren’t as dramatic as the flooding of an entire room or having to replace your entire downstairs bathroom. Many water damage jobs are more often rooted […]

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Protecting Your Home from Thunderstorms

When you know a storm is on its way in the coming days or weeks, it’s important to prepare your home for potential damages. There are a variety of threats to your home or business at play during a storm including water damage, wind damage, hail and flying debris. Each of these should be considered […]

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The Dangers of Trying to Clean Sewage Spills By Yourself

A sewage backup can fill your home or business with dangerously dirty water that can harbor harmful bacteria, waste, and possibly even hazardous chemicals. Water damage as a result of a sewage backup or overflow is considered black water. Black water is the most dangerous of all flood waters as it contains human or animal […]

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Water Damage and Your Valuables

Residents of Houston who experienced the floods last year know first-hand how important it is to protect valuables and your family’s most important records.  Think passports, credit card numbers, bank records, mortgages or passwords to your financial accounts – these are of course the type of documentation that will be most important to you if […]

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Little Known Facts About Mold

Mold is an elusive and often misunderstood problem for homeowners and even business owners. The average person isn’t always the most educated on mold and there exists a lot of misinformation out there. Mold is everywhere and affects more people than you may believe. Here are some basic facts you should know to protect yourself […]

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Subtle Signs of Water Damage

Water damage doesn’t always mean a flooded basement or a hurricane. Sometimes it means a slowly leaking pipe in the walls or an improperly sealed window. Even though these things may seem minor, they can cause real structural damage to your home or office over time. Especially if left untreated for long periods of time, […]

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Do You Have a Home Inventory Checklist?

A home inventory checklist is a document that states all the valuables and possessions in your home or business. Why should you keep a detailed record of this? There are many “what if” scenarios  where you would need such a document. On top of that, all insurance companies urge clients to keep an updated list […]

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Cleaning Up After the Floods in Houston, Texas

There are a number of factors to consider when you have severe flooding or storm damage affect your home or business. It is more than likely that you’re overwhelmed, uncertain of the health risks involved and trying to connect with your insurance agent to see what resources are available to you. At ServiceMaster Advantage, we’ve […]

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Health and Property Risks of Soot and Smoke Damage

Fire soot should not be treated simply as the dirt leftover from the charring of a fire. Soot refers to the smoke residue on surfaces that contains a complex mixture of substances representative of what burned in the fire. Smoke is a combination of different gases and particles and can include plastics, foams, fabrics, carpets, […]

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Grilling Safety Tips for Summer

It’s summertime! Are you ready to stoke the grill and feed the family with backyard cookouts filled with charbroiled goodies? Before heading out to heat the coals, keep these tips from ServiceMaster Advantage in mind to help you in preventing a fire mishap. Before You Grill Always place your grill on a non-combustible surface outside […]

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