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Summer is the time for outdoor cooking and fun in the sun.  There's nothing better than a burger hot off the grill or lounging by the fire pit staring at the stars.  But the combination of fire, fuel, and people can be deadly.  And as summer gets into full swing, we thought it might be helpful to look at some specifics of backyard fire injury and how to prevent it.

HouseFire

Fire sprinklers have been used to protect commercial buildings for more than 100 years. More recently, new types of sprinkler systems have been developed for residences which offer superior levels of fire safety for both life and property.  However, many builders and homeowners think that sprinklers are too expensive and not worth installation.  Since May is National Building Safety Month, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) is highlighting the benefits of home sprinklers by dispelling these 5 common myths which you may not know about:

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Water damage is a serious hazard and happens far more often than people think.  It can strike a home at any time, resulting from any number of different problems, leaving the homeowner unsure of where to turn for water extraction and restoration.  Any leak, whether due to faulty plumbing, a leaky roof or other issues, can cause structural damage which can continue to worsen over time if not properly treated.

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No one wants to think about the possibility of a disaster striking their business or properties.  But you do need to be prepared for the worst - and there's nothing worse than not knowing whom to call.  Except finding out after you've hired the guy standing on the lawn that he will let you down.  At ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning we have the knowledge, expertise, and equipment to handle any size loss, and we'll do the job right.

Commercial Fire at Source

At ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning, we understand the investment you have made in your Providence County business. Hopefully you never experience commercial fire damage, but if you do, our professional restoration technicians promise an immediate response to get you back in business as soon as possible.  Commercial fires may be caused by furnace malfunctions, electrical fires, gas fires, and kitchen fires. We were recently called to restore a restaurant damaged by a fire resulting from a cigarette tossed into the front mulch bed.

Residential Disaster

Disasters come in many forms - floods from melting snow, burst pipes, fires, hurricanes, sewage backflows, and even earthquakes.  But no matter the cause, the end result is always the same - everything stops. Having an emergency plan in place will help to minimize damage and get your home or business back to pre-loss condition quickly. 

Mold behind wallpaper

The best way to avoid having damage from mold growth in your home is to stop mold from growing at all. And when it comes to keeping your home mold-free, the best defense is a strong offense. Eliminate moisture from your home and be on the lookout for signs of possible growth, such as musty smells or watermarks on walls and ceilings. Caught early, mold can usually be removed by a thorough cleaning with bleach and water.  To prevent mold growth from re-occurring, however, it is essential that the source of the moisture be eliminated and the affected area be properly dried, cleaned, and if necessary, replaced.