Hoarding Cleaning

ServiceMaster DRR on the Hoarders Show by Matt Paxton

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

ServiceMaster DRR is airing an episode of Hoarders on A&E network. Check local show times for date/time. The Problem Mary’s historic home in the Napa Valley is filled with so much stuff, her two young children are in danger of being removed from the home by Child Protective Services. The Solution See what Mary has to say after Matt Paxton calls …

Hoarding and Estate Cleaning in San Francisco, CA

Help a Hoarder

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Giving back at Christmas The holidays bring up a variety of emotions for people, and if there’s a hoarder in your life, it might be a difficult time. He may feel guilty because the home is so cluttered, he can’t have anyone over to celebrate. She may feel sad because she doesn’t have enough money to buy gifts, even though …

leaky faucet

5 Steps on How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Whether it’s the cause of water pooling under your sink, or the annoying dripping sound that keeps you up at night, a leaky faucet is a nuisance that could turn into a full-blown problem if not addressed properly. Fortunately, putting a stop to a leaky faucet, such as the compression faucet in your kitchen, can be surprisingly inexpensive and simple. …

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Did you know the difference between Mold and Mildew?

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Mold is a type of fungus that produces growth on various types of moist or decaying surfaces. It can grow on leather, clothing, walls, ceilings, and food or almost anywhere that moisture is present. It can often be identified by its color, which can range in blues, greens, blacks and reds. While some mold is harmless, some can be toxic …

Fire

Fire safety tips for your home

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Preventing fires is an important part of fire safety. In the United States, cooking is the main cause of home fires. Cigarettes are a big risk too – they are the leading cause of fire deaths. Here are some fire safety do’s and don’ts. Make sure you have smoke alarms on at least every level of your home. Smoke alarms …

Mold, Water and Fire Damage – Tips & Advice

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

If you’re in the midst of a water, fire or smoke disaster, know that ServiceMaster Restoration & Recovery Services will be there when you call us. In the meantime, here are some ways to mitigate the damage yourself. What to do if you ever have water damage: If the outside temperature is above 60 degrees, use dehumidifiers if available. Use …

ServiceMaster Mold Remediation

Mold prevention

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Early mold prevention • Keep humidity below 60 percent (if possible, between 30 and 50 percent). Use air conditioners during humid months. Use dehumidifiers in damp spaces, such as basements and crawlspaces. • Properly ventilate shower, laundry and cooking areas. Use exhaust fans that vent outside your home. • Promptly fix leaky roofs, windows and pipes. • Add mold inhibitors …

Duct Cleaning

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Every furnace makes noise as it runs but if you hear a noise that the system does not normally make, it could mean that there is a problem.