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Tips to Remove Smoke Odor

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Tips to Remove Smoke Odor

Smoke is a lingering consequence of fire. When the initial fire is extinguished, the peril is far from over. Tiny black soot particles – smoke – lodge into the building’s walls, furniture and HVAC system, spurring widespread hazards: Air quality is reduced; toxic odors permeate the air; and, smoke is flammable and can ignite under the right conditions. Fire Safety – Holiday Fire Prevention – ServiceMaster Video  Smoke particles can be composed of varying toxic elements. When smoke is visible, the darkish haze consists...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for you, our customers and friends. We value your patronage and appreciate your loyalty and confidence in ServiceMaster NCR. We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day! “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John F. Kennedy   Disasters don’t stop for holidays. Neither do we. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you or your business may be...

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Hoarding: What are the Risks and Cleanup Procedures

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Hoarding: What are the Risks and Cleanup Procedures

Hoarding: What are the Risks and Cleanup Procedures

Massive stockpiles of faded newspapers conceal the bathroom. A once functional kitchen sink is overloaded with crumpled trash bags. Hallways are littered with decades’ worth of fast food receipts, new packages and innumerable bottles and cans of expired food. In pet hoarding scenarios, dozens of cats scramble across filthy, urine stained floors. Animal waste produces foul odors. Dead rats are found in the home’s every nook and cranny. This living environment is the stark reality of a person with a hoarding disorder. Normal life is hijacked....

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Fire Safety Tips for Halloween

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Fire Safety Tips for Halloween

Fire Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween is loved by both adults and kids with festivities that include decorating homes, wearing costumes, going to parties, and trick-or-treating among others.  However, there are also more house fires reported in the few days surrounding Halloween each year because many of the traditional Halloween decorations are also serious fire hazards.  The National Fire Protection Association estimates that Halloween decorations start around 900 house fires per year which cause millions of dollars in property damage.  With so many people ready to...

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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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