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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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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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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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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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