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How to Remove Mold From Attic Plywood | ServiceMaster

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Mold growth in the attic is a common occurrence. Homeowners rarely visit the attic, which allows the mold colonies to flourish undetected. Attic plywood, which is mainly utilized as flooring, can develop mold infestations. Here are ways to remove mold from attic plywood. Why does mold grow in the attic? Attics in the San Francisco, CA area are ideal places …

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Water Heater Flooded Basement | What to Do

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, water damage, water damage restoration

A malfunctioning or old water heater can easily leak and cause a basement flood in your home. Know how to respond to a flood in your basement when a water heater breaks or leaks. Drain the Water Heater Tank Just because the water heater is off, doesn’t mean the leaking will stop. There are still 40-50 gallons of water in …

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How to Clean Your Keurig of Mold and Bacteria

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Almost any drink dispensing device, whether it be a soda fountain, coffee machine, or water cooler, runs the risk of developing mold within its parts. That includes the Keurig or similar K-Cup coffee machine in your home or office. If the possibility of drinking coffee from a machine that has mold inside it is disturbing, there are some simple routines …

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How Spring Flooding Can Lead to a Sewage Backup

Steve VanDenBerg sewage backup, water damage restoration

After a cold, dark, snowy winter, spring is often a much welcomed season that can be uplifting. The natural world is filled with more life and colors, and the weather tends to be warmer. But the spring season also means an abundance of rain. If your home isn’t properly protected and waterproofed, then the heavy rainfall of spring can easily …

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Why Estate Cleaning Should Be Left to the Professionals

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Estate cleaning happens most often after the loss of a loved one. If you are the next of kin to them and/or are listed in their will, cleaning their property will most likely become your responsibility. Whether it’s been empty briefly or for a long time, having it cleaned out sooner rather than later is highly recommended, especially when trying …

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Helping Hoarders After the Holiday Season

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

People who suffer from a hoarding disorder are likely to experience greater stress once the holidays roll around and even after the merriest time of year ends. The reason is clear: The busiest gift-giving season leads to splurges on presents, gift wrap and ornaments.   Hoarding is a complex that urges sufferers to excessively accumulate goods that others would deem …