SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG

April showers bring May flowers, and its already begun. Frequent, heavy showers can lead to flooding, which can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home. To help minimize damage, use and share the following tips: Fix leaky roofs and foundation cracks immediately. Keep gutters and drains clear so they can do their job by carrying water away …

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BRRRRRR Honey, Its COLD outside…..

Do you know how to prevent a water damage? ServiceMaster is certified and specializes in water damage cleanup in Berks County and Surrounding Areas. Here are a few tips for you on how you can prevent water damage as well as what you need to do if you find yourself affected by one. Tips for preventing water damage: …

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Water and Drywall… Create Damage

What is Drywall? Drywall is a specialized panel board made of gypsum plaster that is pressed between two thick sheets of paper, and it is very popular in most homes. Drywall can also be called plasterboard, wallboard, gypsum board, or sheetrock. When drywall is made, the plaster is mixed with materials such as starch, fiber, plasticizer, foaming …

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Fall IS Coming….

August, it can be argued, is the most beautiful, warm, “reminding us what’s coming” type of month…… with no holidays. You wake up and think to yourself “its almost the end of the summer, SCHOOL will be back in session soon.” Yet, you still have so much more to do before winter. Well, now is as good a time …

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WEEU Golf Outing

Skip Bell, Owner of ServiceMaster is the guy on the far left….   at A WEEU Sponsored Golf Tournament Event.  

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Carbon Monoxide and Your Furnace

Staying warm is especially important during this cold winter weather, but there’s a chance your furnace could make you sick. Homeowners need to be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning in the winter when furnaces are working overtime and cars are warming up in the garage.  CO (carbon monoxide) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas …

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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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Winter is here, Make sure your water pipes are nice and warm and cozy. A Broken Water line would make a not so nice Happy Holiday !

How to Insulate Water Pipes Begin by removing any dirt or grease from the pipes with a rag and mild cleanser. Allow the pipes to dry thoroughly before installing the insulation. Choose the insulation, Foil, Fiberglass, or tubular-sleeve insulation which is the easiest to install and comes in a variety of sizes. Simply cut the …

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