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.