Prevent Fire Damage by Grilling Safely

grill flamesSummertime and grilling go hand and hand. Cooking burgers, hosting barbeques, and socializing with friends are some of America's favorite past times. But it pays to be cautious when cooking on the grill.  Grill fires on residential properties cause $37 million in property damage each year1. Over half of grill fires occur between the summer months of May and August, with July being the peak month2. Don't let fire damage ruin your summer. Keep safety in mind when cooking on the grill with these expert tips.

Reopening Massachusetts

cleaning stairwellServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning can help give your employees and customers the confidence to return to business as usual. As the country begins to relax stay at home orders and businesses reopen, companies must have plans in place to further reduce the spread and threat of the current virus. At ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning, we are the experts in disinfection services you need to get your business back up and running. The COVID-19 pandemic will affect how we think and behave, in the near future and in the long term. Public opinion about business and life, in general, will be shaped by a much greater awareness of potential infection. Every business, school, church, and facility space must now be concerned with preventing infection exposure, not just regular cleaning. ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning has the experience, knowledge, training, and national network to meet your needs on an ongoing basis. Disinfection goes beyond a standard cleaning service and requires specific protocols.  

 JCP ServiceMaster Restore FireDamage 1832 FINALEveryone loves a home-cooked meal. Gathering around the table with delicious food and family can bring joy no matter what the season or occasion. But many home cooks, both experienced and novices, unknowingly put themselves and their family at risk. These cooking safety errors can lead to disastrous consequences. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires at 49%*. 

cleaning printerHelping to Clean for Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve and no state has been spared. We have received many calls from the surrounding cities and towns in Massachusetts asking for help with cleaning and disinfecting their government buildings. Our team has over 20 years of experience cleaning and disinfecting facilities that are at risk for exposure to various infectious diseases. Hospitals, senior living facilities, businesses, schools, and homeowners rely on us to keep people safe. We study infection, train our people to eliminate it and utilize best practices as described by the CDC to ensure our work is consistently effective. We are the ones you call in a disaster and today is no different.

Does your building need disinfecting?

CORONAVIRUS BANNER compressedServiceMaster has over 20 years of experience cleaning and disinfecting facilities that are at risk for exposure to various diseases. In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, we are ready to respond and assist you in disinfecting your facility. Including retail buildings, daycare centers, churches, municipality buildings, schools, office buildings, and other facilities where the risk of contamination is of great importance. We're able to offer our expertise thanks to over 20 years in the industry. Our project managers are keeping up to date on the evolving communication from the CDC. We use only disinfectants that are eligible to be used against 2019-nCoV based on the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogen Policy. 

Boiler Puff Back Soot Damage

furnaceA home in Cumberland, Rhode Island sustained extensive soot damage when the furnace backfired. Oily soot had spread throughout the entire house. Heavy soot covered the basement areas and the rest of the building was affected with a light coating. The homeowner raises show dogs and needed the puff back cleaning done right away. He trusted the experts at ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning to restore his home back to a clean environment for his family and pups. Our team was onsite within 2.5 hours of the call for the puff back cleanup. 

What causes a puff back? A puff back can happen when an oil burner doesn’t ignite immediately and oil fumes are allowed to build up before ignition, resulting in an explosion similar to the backfiring of a car. The buildup of debris can also create an excessive explosion at ignition. In either case, the explosion can shoot soot and debris through the furnace or boiler’s exhaust system and into your home.  A puff back can be a chronic problem, with each ignition sending forth a small amount of soot that slowly accumulates on heating vents, ceilings, carpets or baseboards, or it can be a single sudden event that sends a large amount of soot through the heating system.

pipe burstA local Massachusetts home suffered water damage after multiple pipes burst this winter. Pipes on the second floor froze and subsequently burst, sending water cascading down to the first floor and basement. The house was vacant as it was on the market to be sold. The property owner's real estate agent discovered the water damage and called ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning in to get the home back to normal quickly.