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

A Pipe Burst? Bad News for Homeowners

Posted on January 29, 2021.

Burst pipes usually happen in the winter due to freezing water. So, keep your heat on and your water flowing. Do not reduce your heat in any area where pipes are located. If there is heat, pipes will not freeze. If you are leaving town for an extended period, have someone monitor your house.    … Continue Reading

Damage to Your Home? 15 Questions to Ask

Posted on January 22, 2021.

Before Hiring Restoration Technicians to fix damage to your home, you should ask these 15 questions.  If you are looking for a restoration technician, odds are you have had some bad luck with water, fire, mold or some other damage to your home. These are by no means an easy fix, which is why it is important to call in an experienced professional to help fix … Continue Reading

Prevent Water Damage by Preventing Ice Dams

Posted on January 15, 2021.

  What are ice dams and how do ice dams form? Usually, heat escapes through ceilings into the attic of your home and warms the wood and shingles directly above it. When the outdoor temperature dips below freezing, the snow melts over the warmed section of the roof. Then meltwater runs down your roof, hitting … Continue Reading

Electrical Fire Prevention

Posted on January 8, 2021.

  There are signs of electrical fire before the fire breaks out. According to a new device that can help protect your home, Ting, there are five common signs before a fire would appear. Poor electrical wire services can cause electrical fires.  ServiceMaster in Minneapolis offers several different services. One of the more well-known services … Continue Reading