Christmas Tree Safety Tips to Prevent Fires

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One of the most exciting aspects of the approach of the winter season and the cold weather that comes with it is knowing that the holiday season is also upon us. For those who celebrate the holiday, getting and decorating a Christmas tree is a great tradition and a fun activity for the family to do together. But in the … Read More

Water Damage Prevention Checklist

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Water may be essential to keep yourself healthy, but it can be harmful to your home and personal belongings. When water seeps into your home, it can severely damage the building materials, furniture, and your personal content. Building materials like wood, drywall, and insulation absorb water which causes them to become weakened, warped, and discolored. Too much water damage can … Read More

How to React to Frozen Pipes in Your Home

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When cold weather approaches, it’s easy to remember to prepare yourself for the cold by bundling up. But it’s also important to prepare your home for the cold, too. There are several issues around your home that can arise with cold temperatures, including a greater likelihood that your home’s water pipes will freeze. Even if your home is heated, there’s … Read More

Carpet Cleaning – Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro?

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Foot traffic, pets, children and the likely possibility of occasional spills warrant regular carpet cleanings. Experts recommend deep cleaning the carpet every 12 to 18 months, and more often in instances when giggling kids tend to track soiled footprints across the carpeting or if the beloved family dog sheds pet hair. Carpets are manufactured from diverse materials, like wool, nylon, … Read More

What are the Differences Between Mold and Mildew?

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Two types of fungi that are common in homes are mold and mildew, and they have a lot in common. Both substances flourish in moist settings, effortlessly spread to new areas, are difficult to remove from surfaces they settle on, and can cause issues for people’s health and your home’s structure. Despite the commonalities between the two, it is important … Read More

How Air Duct Cleaning Reduces Heating and Cooling Costs

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Air ducts are hardly given a second thought. These conduits for passing cooled or heated air throughout the home are out of sight, often behind walls or high along the ceiling, and, as a result, out of mind. Cleaning the air ducts is rarely a priority for most homeowners. A dusty air duct poses no serious health risk, according to … Read More

The Cost of Cleaning and Restoring a Flooded Basement

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As unfortunate as it may be, basements are prone to flooding. Their location at the lowest level of a building and usually underground makes them prone – water always runs from high to low ground, so it can easily find its way into a basement. Whether the excess water comes from a burst pipe, backed-up sewer line, failed sump pump, … Read More

Finding Reliable Post Construction Cleaning Services for Commercial Buildings

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The construction site is a chaotic scene of haphazard wooden structural pieces, paint splatters, glass shards, scattered nails and sawdust. Nearly every inch of the commercial space is littered with debris. The jumble of dust and debris even makes its way into the surrounding outdoor area. The commercial building will open or reopen for business, just as soon as the … Read More

Hidden Mold: What to Do If I Can Smell Mold but Can’t Find It

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Mold, when it flourishes indoors, exudes an odor. Experts liken the smell of mold to a forest lush with earthy vegetation, soil and decaying wood. Others connect the scent of dirt lying beneath decayed leaves with the smell of mold. More homely descriptions suggest mold smells like wet, dirty socks. Flipping through an old, musty book also evokes, in some, … Read More

Causes for Sump Pump Failures and What to Do

ServiceMaster Kwik RestoreWater / Flood Damage Restoration

A sump pump installed in a basement of a home with a water powered backup system.

You don’t have to live anywhere near a body of water to experience a flooded basement. A heavy rainstorm and a sump pump that stops working at the wrong time can result in flooding in your home. Sump pump failure is a common problem for homeowners, but most people don’t realize it until it’s too late. Fortunately, most of the … Read More