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Are You or a Loved One on the Hoarding Spectrum?

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Hoarding involves compulsively finding and keeping objects that have no real use or value. Hoarders commonly keep items like trash, newspapers, animals, boxes, food, clothes, plastic and paper bags, electronics, and appliances. This condition can be much more serious than some clutter around the house and depending on how extreme a person’s condition is, it can affect their emotional and …

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Health Hazards Caused by Smoke Damage

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Finding smoke damage on your property from a recent fire is stressful. In most cases, homeowners are not financially prepared to take on the expenses of fire damage restoration, especially if they don’t have insurance to cover it. So many people decide to handle the cleanup work themselves. But just as you get to work, you notice that not only …

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What to Do During a Fire on Your Property

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While fires are common, prevention is the first step towards avoiding these dangerous disasters. There are many steps that can be taken in order to prevent severe damage as well as steps you must take when you encounter a fire in your home. Taking action in as little as 30 seconds can mean the difference between a small portion of …

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Summer Safety Tips to Keep in Mind

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While biohazard and trauma cleanup is a specialty service provided by ServiceMaster DRR, we would certainly want to avoid an accident or death in any situation. So, we want to educate our customers of the hidden dangers and unnecessary risks in the summer time while prioritizing safety to prevent these situations from occurring. As the end of summer is vastly …

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How Smoke Damage Affects Your Home and Belongings

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Even minor home fires can result in the destruction of your property structure and a number of belongings. But as the smoke and soot particles accumulate on your personal items and building materials, it is important to take action immediately. This is because the smoke from the fire is acidic and will affect each surface in the home differently, quickly …

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Reacting to Water Damage of Your Hardwood Floor

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Hardwood flooring adds a pleasing, aesthetic touch to the rooms of a home. Being versatile, hardwood floors complement any home décor style, from country to modern to traditional. One element that hardwood floors do not tolerate, however, is water. Water damage to a hardwood floor leads to lingering problems if left unaddressed. The damage may be slight, such as minor …

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Tips to Prevent Sewage Backups in Your Home

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When sewage waters back up into a home, the contamination poses as highly unsafe and hazardous. Cleanup itself requires experienced professionals, since handling the polluted mess is dangerous to human health. The best way to keep sewer waters out of your property is to know what triggers backups and to follow a few practical prevention tips. What is a sewer …

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How to Protect Your Home from Moisture and Humidity

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High humidity levels lead to mugginess and unease. No matter what the season, protecting your home from moisture and humidity is key to living comfortably in your home space and preventing substantial damage. Maintain the indoor humidity level of your home to between 30 and 50 percent and experience significant benefits. Along with sustaining a preferred comfort level, the ideal …

How to Stop Hoarding in the Early Stages

How to Stop Hoarding in the Early Stages

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Stockpiling massive amounts of surplus items in one’s home can be seen in either of two ways: One, you’re unmotivated to give the home a solid sweep through and cleaning; or two, a hoarding disorder is starting to rear its ugly head. In the first instance, tapping into the drive to clean up is all it takes to avoid a …