Bristol County, MA & Providence County, RI
Water damage from roof leaks and sump pump failures affected Massachusetts and Rhode Island after the remains of Tropical Storm Philippe battered the area on October 29th-30th. Widespread power outages lead to many sump pump failures in homes and businesses. Sump Pumps are common in homes built on soil containing a high water table and prone to flooding. The pump is installed in the ground of the basement to pump water out and keep the basement dry. Without a battery backup, these electric pumps stop working during power outages causing water to flood the basement.
March 20th marks the beginning of Spring and the age-old spring cleaning season. Many homeowners take this time of year to start fresh and say goodbye to winter by purging and cleaning. Most people would think of squeaky clean windows, fresh air and eliminating winter's dust bunnies as spring cleaning. But winter can also take a toll on other parts of the home as well. Structures such as the roof and the foundation need attention too. Use this list as a guide to help your home recover from winter and start spring fresh.
During the winter months and extremely low temperatures, we see many home and business owners turning to alternative sources of heat. 50% of home heating fires occur during the months of December, January, and February. Whether to save on energy costs or to warm up a drafty room, space heaters are best used with caution.
Follow these safety tips to keep your home or business warm during the winter months and prevent fire damage.
Severe storms such as hurricanes, tornados, and blizzards often force residents to evacuate their homes. Having an emergency plan for your family may be something you have thought of previously, but you don't want to forget about your extended family- your pets. You can keep your pets safe during a hurricane by preparing in advance. The last thing you want during a storm is to be stuck without shelter for your pets or find that you have forgotten Fido's food supplies in the chaos.
Follow these tips to ensure that you are prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice and keep your pets safe during a severe storm.
Cooking is the number one cause of house fires and yet many homeowners are not prepared for a cooking mishap. Grease fires are especially dangerous if not handled properly. These fires burn very hot and can get out of hand very quickly. Knowing how to prevent them and what action to take if you do have a grease fire can mean the difference between dinner and disaster.
At ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning, we know that fireplaces and wood stoves are a great way to keep warm and cozy when the weather gets colder. But we've also seen the firsthand damage that can result when they are not used properly. In order to keep the air healthy and reduce the risk of fire, you need to be aware of the risks. Here are some helpful tips on staying safe this winter.
A house fire can be one of the most devastating events that can ever happen to your family and your home. In addition to the damage that the fire can cause to structure and possessions, the smoke and soot can stain and ruin belongings and parts of your home that the fire never touched. Fire can make your home unsafe to inhabit, displacing you and your family for days or even weeks.
Ironically, some of the worst damage from fires can be caused by the efforts to put the fire out. Water from fire hoses can seep into the walls of your home, weakening the already damaged structure. If left standing, the water can encourage the growth of harmful bacteria and mold. That's why immediate action from a qualified fire restoration specialist is essential. At ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning we have the experience and equipment to help you recover from the devastating effects of fire and smoke.