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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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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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