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Fire & Smoke Damage

Thanksgiving Fire Safety 2021

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires coming from the kitchen. While Thanksgiving is customarily a celebratory day to spend with loved ones, the kitchen poses the greatest threats to fire safety. Whether you’ve left the stove unattended or are distracted with some much going on, […]

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Fire Prevention Month

Every October our team observes Fire Prevention Month – a month-long opportunity to raise awareness about the damage that fire can occur, as well as highlight the ways your entire family can stay safe from fires at your home. Over the entire month of October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and other organizations encourage […]

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Fire Prevention Week – Safety Tips

This year’s Fire Prevention Week was held from Saturday, October 6th through Saturday, October 12th. Even though it’s over, you can still practice fire safety all year long. Do this by preparing yourself and your home for a fire disaster. Follow this year’s theme to implement small actions into your everyday life. You don’t have […]

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Space Heater Safety Tips

Fall is officially here which means cold weather isn’t far off. While it’s safest to use central heating to warm your home or office, sometimes using space heaters is unavoidable. It’s important to select a certified space heater and use it safely if you do need to turn to a space heater in the upcoming […]

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Summer Fire Safety

As summer approaches, it’s important to look ahead at potential safety hazards of the season. Some of the best summertime memories are made with barbecues and campfires in Houston, Texas. These activities are a great way to get outside and enjoy the longer days and warm sun. However, they create a fire safety hazard. That […]

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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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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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