Jason Sullivan, a longtime employee at ServiceMaster in our fire division, has recently experienced his own devastation from a fire loss. As he stood there and watched his house burn and unable to do anything, he realized the true devastation and helplessness a home owner feels when in this awful situation. Jason said the day … Continue Reading
One would hardly let an unsuspecting toddler pick up toys, much less food, from a dirty carpet. You can never be too careful when you’ve got young kids due to the possibility of Salmonella infection at home. To further illustrate the dangers involved, take this excerpt from Minnesota Public Radio which tackles a recent … Continue Reading
If there’s a state that’s relatively safer from fires than anywhere else, that would be Minnesota. ABC 5 Eyewitness News reports on the latest findings by the Minnesota Fire Marshal Division: “According to the report announced this week, Minnesota has the 10th-lowest rate of fire deaths per capita in the United States – at .93 … Continue Reading
A recent Star Tribune article reports on the flood that hit a posh Minneapolis residential complex in the Elliot Park neighborhood as a result of a broken main water pipe. Prompt action averted what could have been more serious damage, although the lower part of the building was substantially inundated.
A Star Tribune article dated October 8, 2013 covers the mold infestation emergency at a dorm house in the University of Minnesota. Mold growth inside buildings, particularly black mold, can be fatal for humans due to the high toxicity of the fungal spores. The mold infestation in the dorm was so severe that parts … Continue Reading
Electrical Fire Prevention ServiceMaster offers several different services. One of the more well-known services we offer is fire restoration. Some of the fire restoration cases we are involved in are caused by system failures; however several are caused by messy electrical wiring issues. About half of all residential electrical fires involve electrical wiring so it … Continue Reading
On September 5, 2013 ServiceMaster was called out to help clean up a devastating water loss in the historical buildings at St Anthony Village. The loss occurred early in the morning around 4 a.m. ServiceMaster responded immediately when the call came through around 8:30 a.m. Our quick response time did help mitigate the loss but … Continue Reading
The controlled burns are a great teaching point for young firemen to get the simulated real-life scenario and serve as a requirement to become a full-fledged fireman. The Le Sueur Fire Department may average three or four structure fires each year, so that doesn’t provide many opportunities for the younger firefighters to get a first-hand … Continue Reading
The Minnesota Public Radio reported that authorities still have no clue as to what caused the massive fire in Winona last September 13, 2013. So far, available evidence implies that it was simply an unfortunate accident. The Islamic Center of Winona sustained most of the damage while other commercial establishments were also affected by the … Continue Reading
A September 5, 2013 article on the CBS Minnesota website reports about a ruptured water line in the city of Minneapolis. The pipeline caused extensive water damage to several properties in residential and commercial districts.