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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration – FAQ

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Commercial Fire Damage Restoration – FAQ

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration – FAQ

Commercial properties, such as restaurants, hospitals, schools and offices, are continually at risk for fire. Flames burst out unexpectedly, especially inside commercial buildings that house a multitude of electrical appliances, equipment and people. This article provides helpful questions and answers on commercials fires and the fire damage restoration process. What causes commercial fires? Common causes of commercial fires include arson or human error (such as misuse of equipment or a lit cigarette). The more people that handle the...

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Dealing with Water Damage after a Fire – What to Do

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Dealing with Water Damage after a Fire – What to Do

Dealing with Water Damage after a Fire – What to Do

When a fire breaks out on your property, there’s no question that it has the ability to cause a wide range of damage. Not only can the flames devour all materials in their way, but there are also after-effects caused by corrosive byproducts, even after the fire has been extinguished. These corrosive byproducts, including smoke and soot, can damage the objects and materials they encounter and leave a lingering odor. To return your home to a safe condition, the soot and smoke damage needs to be tended to immediately. However, the damage doesn’t...

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Excessive Flooding and Sump Pump Failures

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Excessive Flooding and Sump Pump Failures

Excessive Flooding and Sump Pump Failures

Flooding and Water Damage With all the flooding in the DC area recently, ServiceMaster teams have been busy responding to water damage emergencies. One of the most common questions we are asked is about the most common source of water damage that we respond to.  Sump pump failures of one kind or another are responsible for more damage than any other cause, which is ironic because they are the easiest to prevent.  Although far from the minds of most homeowners, the lowly sump pump is often the only thing keeping your basement dry even when it...

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How to Protect Your Windows During Storm Season

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in News | Comments Off on How to Protect Your Windows During Storm Season

How to Protect Your Windows During Storm Season

Tornadoes, hurricanes, and thunderstorms can create high winds that can put the windows of your home at serious risk for breakage. The winds themselves may not be strong enough to break glass, but they can easily send branches, lawn furniture, outdoor décor, and other debris flying through windows. Strong winds cause significant storm damage; they can overturn cars and knock over trees. Broken windows allow rain, snow, and wind into your home which can damage the interior and its contents, creating safety hazards for your family and ruining...

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Common Leaks Detected in Commercial Buildings – What to Do to Prevent Water Damage

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Common Leaks Detected in Commercial Buildings – What to Do to Prevent Water Damage

Common Leaks Detected in Commercial Buildings – What to Do to Prevent Water Damage

While it is true that water damage is most often caused by huge storms and flooding, there are many other factors that can result in a water problem as well. In fact, seemingly minor issues like small leaks have been found to cause much greater damage than natural disasters, as they happen more frequently and usually remain unnoticed for a long time. Water leaks pose a very significant threat to commercial buildings, in particular, as they use much bigger amounts of water than residences – either for their business activities or simply...

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4th of July – Firework Safety for Your Celebration

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in News | Comments Off on 4th of July – Firework Safety for Your Celebration

4th of July – Firework Safety for Your Celebration

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks injure thousands of people each year and can cause fires that lead to substantial property damage. Fireworks can be dangerous for anyone, but the risk of injury is even higher for children. Follow these fireworks safety tips from the experts at ServiceMaster Restore – and make it a safe and enjoyable celebration for everyone. Fireworks DOs and DON’Ts Consider these rules your starting point for handling fireworks responsibly: DO obey all local laws. DO read all fireworks...

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Hidden Dangers of Soot: Fire and Smoke Damage Tips

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Hidden Dangers of Soot: Fire and Smoke Damage Tips

Hidden Dangers of Soot: Fire and Smoke Damage Tips

A fire is a frightening experience for anyone involved, but if you think the dangers are over once the flames have been extinguished, you’re wrong. The black residue covering walls, ceilings, and furnishings is not only ugly and hard to clean, but it’s a health hazard. Identifying Soot The residue, more commonly known as soot, is what’s left when fossil fuels like wood, coal, and oil haven’t completely burned. This is why oil and chemical fires produce such thick black smoke. Many items in modern homes contain plastic and other synthetics,...

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Prevent Property Damage: Signs of Water Leaks and What to Do

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Prevent Property Damage: Signs of Water Leaks and What to Do

Prevent Property Damage: Signs of Water Leaks and What to Do

A water leak isn’t something that you can ignore and hope it will go away. A leak doesn’t have to be dramatic, like from a broken water main, to cause damage. Over time, even a small leak can lead to expensive water damage and mold growth, so it’s vital to take action at the first sign of a leak. Catching a problem before it becomes worse means that the problem can be repaired easier and at a much lower cost. Water gushing from a pipe is an obvious sign of a leak, but there are other less obvious signs of water leaking that you need to look...

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