How to Limit Mold Growth in Winter

6 Ways to Prevent Mold Growth in Winter

Homeowners should not let their guard down when it comes to mold growth just because the temperature has dropped. Mold loves to grow in and around homes in the wintertime just as much as in the warmer temperatures of summer. However, the causes of mold growth in the winter are different than in other seasons. […]

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Water Damage to Electronics

Water Damage to Electronics

Water damage is one of the most vulnerable threats that offices face. Whether it be from a flood or an accident, the effects of water your business’ electronics can be devastating. What may be surprising is how water damages them. It is actually not the water itself that causes the problem, but ions in the […]

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Hidden Dangers of Soot The Damage You Can Smell

Soot Damage: Fire’s Lingering Danger

Even a minor house fire can be devastating. Beyond the property damage and harmful effects of smoke, fire leaves a more permanent reminder of its destructive power in the form of soot. It is not only an eyesore that comes with a lingering stench, but it is also a health hazard that must be handled […]

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Wildfire Forest Fire Smoke Odor in Your Home

Wildfire Smoke Protection and Removal

The images on TV are heartbreaking. Seeing whole neighborhoods burned to cinders by fast-moving wildfires is tragic.  According to the US Department of Interior, fires have consumed as high as 10 million acres in the country in a single year. The wildfire smoke from these will spread to cover much more ground. The effects on […]

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Stop Small Leaks from Becoming a Big Problem

Stop Small Water Leaks Before They Cause Big Damage

Some of the more difficult cases of water damage our ServiceMaster Restore® experts have handled could have easily been prevented. Business owners should be vigilant to check for water leaks. Things as simple as faulty appliances, aging toilets, or broken fixtures can lead to problems. Water entering your building from more complex situations like a […]

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Mold in the Bathroom

Getting Mold out of the Bathroom

Mold loves the bathroom. The naturally wet and often dark spaces are breeding grounds for the unwanted fungus. Even a little patch can quickly grow into a big problem. While unsightly, the main issue with mold is the health risks. Things like asthma, allergy-like respiratory symptoms, skin irritation, headaches, and nausea can all be triggered […]

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Tips for Preventing Dryer Fires

Six Recommendations to Prevent Dryer Fires

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in the first five years of this decade, clothes dryers and washing machines accounted for 15,970 house fires. These incidents accounted for an estimated $238 million in property damage, 440 injuries, and at least 13 deaths. A staggering 92%, or 14,670, of these fires, involved a dryer. Studies […]

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