Freezing Temps and Frozen Pipes :(

Preventing frozen pipes Risky locations Pipes are most susceptible to freezing when located:    • In an outside wall.    • Under a sink on an outside wall.    • In an unheated crawlspace. There are a few things you can do to prevent the problem of freezing pipes: Leave the water running at a slight trickle (the …

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Driving in Snow and Ice

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. Don’t go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. If you must drive in snowy conditions, make …

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Save a Little Money This Holiday Season

When your budget is already stretched from holiday activities, decorations, gifts and cards, try saving money with these energy-saving tips provided by the California Energy Commission: Cook several of your holiday foods at the same time. Just make sure you leave enough room for the heat to circulate around each dish. Microwaving foods rather than …

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Remove Furniture Impressions in Your Carpet

As you try to make room in your home to accommodate your holiday decorations, you may find yourself moving and rearranging heavy pieces of furniture. The imprints that furniture can leave behind on carpet are unsightly and will not completely disappear unless you take action. Our technical experts at ServiceMaster Clean recommend using a clothes …

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Do you think you may have Mold ?

When you have mold hidden away in your house, a moldy smell might be the only clue that it’s there. Don’t ignore mold odors if you can’t see any mold. You should thoroughly inspect your home before any mold problems get worse. Common signs you may have mold: You are suffering allergic symptoms You notice …

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Cleaning Soot after a Fire….

…. is not an easy task. While it seems like it would be an easy job to get rid of the leftover residue, many times, improper cleaning can make an even bigger mess and sometimes destroy belongings. Before you try doing this on your own, it’s important to know a few facts about soot. Soot …

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4th of July Barbecue and Fire Safety

Keep grills at least 10 feet from other objects, including the house and bushes. Keep children away from the grill and never leave the grill unattended. Never use the grill inside your home or garage. Check your gas grill hoses for cracks, holes and leaks. Store your propane tanks in the garage or shed, not in the house! Most …

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Not sure what to do when you have Water, Smoke or Fire Damage??

Here is a checklist of what you should do…….. Immediately report water, fire, trauma, mold, soot damage to your insurance agent. Call a certified restoration company to secure your property and to mitigate damages.  Your insurance company may provide names and phone numbers of referrals. You are not obligated to use a specific company. ServiceMaster …

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Prevent Sewage Drain Back-Ups

Just as your body requires attention to prevent illness and maintain health, so does your home – especially when it comes to ensuring your home’s main drain system keeps on doing its job.  What comes in must go out, and half of plumbing is about getting rid of waste.  Drains, waste, and vents – commonly …

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Driveways and sidewalks need periodic maintenance, too.

• Remove any grass or weeds that are encroaching or growing in cracks on the driveway or sidewalk. • Continue this by giving a thorough cleaning with a pressure washer or the high stream setting on your garden hose to remove dirt and grime. • Once your driveway or sidewalk has dried, patch any cracks …

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