If you experience a sewage backup, it's more than just a smelly nuisance, it's also a health hazard. Sewage contains bacteria, viruses, and other germs that can cause diseases and illnesses that make a contaminated house uninhabitable. Protect your family and home from sewage damage with these useful tips.
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At ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning we pride ourselves on open and continuous communication with our insurance partners during the claims process. Documenting a loss with cutting edge technology allows us to make this process a smooth and efficient one. We also get the property owner back to normal quickly with as little interruption as possible. Digital cameras have been used for decades to help us capture and estimate a disaster restoration loss. However, creating quick and accurate estimates in the field with only these 2D images is difficult, In the restoration and insurance industry, the use of 3D cameras has elevated our performance.
Halloween is one of the many fall and winter holidays. Pumpkin carving, decorating the house and dressing up for trick or treating are all fun festive activities we look forward to. Unfortunately, they also come with a risk of fire safety. Approximately 10,000 fires were reported the 3 days surrounding Halloween from 2014-20161. Don't get spooked, protect your family and home from fire with these crucial suggestions.
There are a number of concerns that come with leaving your home vacant for the winter. Plumbing issues, unwelcome critters, and severe storms are common damage-causing events during this season. If you own a vacation home, rental property or are in the process of selling your house, you could be at risk of one or more of these disasters. The easiest way to avoid winter property damage is to plan ahead by winterizing your home.
Water damage is typically unexpected. Sure you can watch the weather for storm warnings and prepare for an incoming hurricane. But a leaking pipe or a broken water heater is an unexpected event that oftentimes takes business owners by surprise. 40% of small businesses do not reopen after a disaster. Having a plan in place and taking precautions can save downtime and money. Perhaps a more difficult loss to overcome would be a damaged reputation from product loss, damaged documents or negative consumer perception. This guide provides you with tips to reduce the impact of water damage on your business.
On average, 3,800 house fires occur in college housing each year1. With many students heading to college for the first time, it is important to remind them of fire hazards while living in college dorms, Greek housing or off-campus housing. 94% of fatal college fires took place in off-campus housing2. Relaxed rules and oversight in comparison to the college dorms create an environment of freedom for the first time for some young adults. It's important with this added responsibility that students keep safety in mind when making choices. Educate yourself or your child before the new semester starts with these recommendations.
A house fire can be one of the most devastating events that can happen to your family. While fires happen every day, most people do not realize that their beloved pets can pose a fire safety hazard. Pets and animals have a part in starting about 700 home fires per year according to the NFPA. For example, a dog in Connecticut jumped up to steal a piece of pizza off the stove. The dog bumped the stove knob and set the pizza box and the kitchen on fire! Another hungry pup in Massachusetts executed a similar strategy, this time with leftover pancakes. Dogs are not the only culprits. A cat in Orange County, CA knocked over a candle, starting a fire that caused $15,000 in damages and displaced six people. Protect your family and home with these recommendations.