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Fire & Smoke Damage

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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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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Costliest Home Repairs After Disaster

We know property damage. In Houston, we’ve seen it all. From the severe floods that happened last September to a house being engulfed in flames from a cooking project gone awry, property disaster can happen at any time to anyone. But what are the costliest disasters that could possibly happen to your home or business […]

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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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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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Stay Fire Safe This Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, Houston! ServiceMaster Advantage is here to give you all of the safety tips you may need this Memorial Day! Before you break out the grill or sit around the fire pit with friends this holiday, be sure you’re taking all of the proper precautions to prevent fire damage and harm to you […]

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Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

Before you to cook up a storm for that big Halloween bash at your work or home, we here at ServiceMaster Advantage have some important fire safety tips in spirit of the spooky season: Smoke Alarms: There’s no need to scare trick-or- treaters with loud sirens – Be sure your smoke detectors and sprinkler systems are […]

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