Dealing with Heavy Rains

Posted on April 16, 2021.

Summer brings barbecues, baseball, swimming, warm weather, and RAIN. Lots of rain which can flood basements if you do not take proper measures. Now, not EVERY basement has a sump pump, but if yours does, it is important to know what you should do to make sure when you need it, the sump pump works properly. Waking … Continue Reading

Statistics and Strategy for Siren Season

Posted on April 9, 2021.

On the first Wednesday of every month, emergency sirens sound.   In Minneapolis, CNN reporter Josh Campbell was questioning his safety when the tornado sirens blared at 1pm on the first Wednesday in April. The first Wednesday in April happened to also be having a significant rainstorm. The National Weather Service had to clarify that there was no … Continue Reading

Fix A Leak, Save Money

Posted on March 26, 2021.

  Did you know that a leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3000 gallons per year? A shower leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year. Together we can save 1,000,000,000,000 gallons of wasted water each year. It is easy! Just by … Continue Reading

Fake A Clean House in 30 Minutes

Posted on March 20, 2021.

We are all about clean here at ServiceMaster, but everyone has panic moments when a deep cleaning is just not an option. Maybe you just got a text that your in-laws are dropping by. Surprise! They will be at your house in 30 minutes. Do not panic! Your house does not have to be clean. It … Continue Reading

How To Avoid a Wet Basement This Spring

Posted on March 12, 2021.

Winter snowmelt is upon us.  Check your sump pump to be sure it is functioning.  Get yourself a battery back up for when the power fails if you do not have one.  The winter snowmelt comes fast and furious.  Within days, your foundation can take on several inches of water, depending on the snowmelt and conditions near you.  … Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Test for Radon Now

Posted on March 5, 2021.

Radon causes cancer.  According to the EPA, 21,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer each year. This number is second only to smoking-related lung cancer deaths. Radon is an odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that is created by the decomposition of uranium found in most soil. This dangerous gas is everywhere, all the time, but is more … Continue Reading

Working With Insurance for Damage Restoration

Posted on February 26, 2021.

  When you have damage to your home or business, there are insurance companies, adjusters, coordinators, and industry techs that you must deal with. At ServiceMaster, we take care of all the insurance needs related to your restoration for you.  We have layers of supervision to ensure your satisfaction. Documentation is key. There is an … Continue Reading

4 Non-Toxic Cleaning Tips for Your Home

Posted on February 19, 2021.

  There is a large portion of homeowners who are trying to be more conscientious in terms of eliminating toxic chemicals from their homes and cleaning regimens. Whether it be the paint they choose for walls or any other material in their house, homeowners are moving towards healthier, safer homes. Here are four non-toxic cleaning … Continue Reading

Damage Restoration. Avoid Smoke Inhalation.

Posted on February 12, 2021.

Have you ever heard a chirp in the middle of the night and wondered what’s making that sound? It’s your smoke detector telling you it needs a fresh battery or needs to be completely replaced.  Most smoke detectors expire within 10 years and need to be replaced. Check the expiration date on yours. Smoke detectors … Continue Reading

5 Signs You Need A Thorough Couch Cleaning

Posted on February 5, 2021.

When it comes to cleaning your home, one of the most neglected items in your house is your couches. While some people maybe will clean their couches once or twice a year, sprucing up your furniture should be more of a monthly activity, or it can even be done every two weeks. Here are five … Continue Reading