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Hidden Dangers of Soot: Fire and Smoke Damage Tips

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in News | 0 comments

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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How to Handle a Hoarder Tenant

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in News | Comments Off on How to Handle a Hoarder Tenant

How to Handle a Hoarder Tenant

Landlords who own and rent homes and apartment buildings have a lot of issues to deal with from their tenants.  Tenants may be late on their rent, cause damage to the property, or even get into disputes with their neighbors which requires intervention from the landlord.   One major problem that landlords may have to deal with is having a tenant affected by hoarding disorder.  Hoarding tenants can cause serious property damage by allowing clutter to build in their homes or apartments.  The piles of clutter not only make the home dangerous to...

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ServiceMaster NCR at the NFMT 2018

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in News | Comments Off on ServiceMaster NCR at the NFMT 2018

ServiceMaster NCR at the NFMT 2018

ServiceMaster NCR was exhibiting at NFMT We were in Baltimore at the National Facilities Management & Technology show for three days of education, a buzzing expo hall and networking opportunities.   NFMT 2018 was a GREAT event! Greg Gandee and Dianne Anderson attended the 3 day event in Baltimore representing ServiceMaster National Capital Restoration to all those awesome folks who make our facilities run smoothly. Greg demonstrated the power of InstaScope mold assessment technology to an educated audience who easily saw the benefits...

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How do you test for mold in your house?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Mold Guide, News | Comments Off on How do you test for mold in your house?

How do you test for mold in your house?

If you see mold in your home, testing is not required, but may be necessary in certain situations.  For example, you see mold in your basement, but is it affecting your child’s bedroom on the second floor?  Is it in my HVAC system moving throughout my house?  Is it under my wood floors, carpets, or behind my walls?  These are all pertinent questions and should be addressed and the only way to find out is by conducting a mold test.  The question is which mold test should be used?   Mold Tests A brief description of the available tests...

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Fire Safety Tips – Electric Appliances and Cords

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Fire Safety Tips – Electric Appliances and Cords

Fire Safety Tips – Electric Appliances and Cords

Spoiler Alert:  In the recent NBC drama, This is Us – Jack dies in a fire which was caused by a CrockPot slow cooker. Frightened fans threaten to throw out their beloved Crock-Pot.   https://youtu.be/3K2wtsr0ceE This is great made-for-TV drama, but brings up a few reminders for all electric appliances. Inspect electrical cords for signs of disrepair (fraying, splits, loose plug, etc). Inspect appliance for cracks, rust, worn parts. “Gotta fiddle with the switch” is a big clue that the appliance needs to be thrown away...

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ServiceMaster NCR is Celebrating its Birthday – 32 Years in Business

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in News | Comments Off on ServiceMaster NCR is Celebrating its Birthday – 32 Years in Business

ServiceMaster NCR is Celebrating its Birthday – 32 Years in Business

ServiceMaster NCR is celebrating our birthday as the beginning of 2018 marks our 32nd year in business.  Since our humble beginning, we have strived to provide the best possible disaster restoration and cleaning services for homes and businesses when they need us the most.  We are proud to service the Alexandria, VA, Washington, DC and surrounding areas and be a part of a global network of service providers. We look forward to continuing to provide these communities with the best restoration services in the industry. Our owners Greg and Jane...

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Winter Weather Guide

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Winter Weather Guide

Winter Weather Guide

From the Fairfax County Government’s Winter Guide: Winter is clearly here today with the ice cold, polar temperatures. If you see someone who is unsheltered and may need hypothermia prevention help, please call 703-691-2131. Our six emergency shelters have added capacity in the winter, and we have dozens of faith communities who also help provide shelter all winter long. With winter here, we’ve published a winter weather guide. It’s not comprehensive, but selective to include topics such as: – VDOT Snow Removal –...

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