Fire Recovery Guide

Fire Recovery Guide

Fire Damage, Residential Restoration, Smoke Damage
What do you do after a fire disaster? This is most likely your first fire-related loss. However, at ServiceMaster Advanced Restoration, we have helped people through this process countless times. Years of experience have led us to advanced scientific methods, techniques and products for restoring buildings and personal property. We suggest that you do not attempt any “do-ityourself” cleaning methods without consulting with your ServiceMaster Restore Restoration Technician. This could actually make the damage worse. Touching surfaces covered in soot can permanently set the soot. Please consider there are complex chemical reactions and hidden damage that are best restored with specific products, equipment and expert methods. Returning your property back to pre-loss condition and helping families and individuals like you is what we do. Important Contact Info Communication is vital…
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How to File Your Smoke Damage Insurance Claims

How to File Your Smoke Damage Insurance Claims

Smoke Damage
Home or business owners must deal with more than just fire damage after a fire—smoke damage as well as water damage are issues that must be addressed. Safe and effective cleaning and removal of smoke damage is a job often best left to professionals like ServiceMaster Restore®. (more…)
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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

COVID-19
CLEANING Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. SANITIZING 99.9% REDUCTION IN PATHOGENS AS REGULATED BY THE FDA Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection. DISINFECTING 99.9999% REDUCTION IN PATHOGENS AS REGULATED BY THE EPA Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not…
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COVID-19 FAQ

COVID-19 FAQ

COVID-19
COVID-19 Update: July 1st, 2020 COVID 19 FAQ’s associated with how the virus spreads and defining routine and frequent disinfection Prevention: how COVID-19 spreads While the CDC is still learning about how the virus spreads and severity of illness, as of the last update to the CDC website (6/16/20) COVID-19 is thought to spread through close contact from person-to-person in the following ways:  Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms. CDC also states that the virus may spread in…
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Post-rain Inspection

Post-rain Inspection

Flood Damage, Mold Damage, Water Damage
Heavy rain can cause permanent damage to your property and disrupt your life. Rain damage can be one of the costliest repairs to a home due to its devastating effect on foundations and contribution to mold developement.  Mold starts growing on rain damage areas within 24 hours. Exposure to mold can cause health problems for some people by irritating the nose, eyes throat or lungs. Breathing airborne mold may trigger symptoms in those with hay fever, asthma and allergies.Heavy rain can overwhelm your home's gutters and downspouts and saturate the soil around your foundation. Even if your house is properly waterproofed, hard-driving rain can seep through windows, doors, and attic vents.And potential water intrusion to your home can become an expensive problem if you don't remedy it right away. Below…
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How to Spot and Prevent Chimney Leaks

How to Spot and Prevent Chimney Leaks

Water Damage
How to Spot and Prevent Chimney LeaksFew things are nicer during the cold weather months than relaxing in front of a warm fire.However, water leaking into your fireplace from undetected chimney leaks is a sure-fire way to ruin a cozy evening – and may even lead to serious water damage and encourage mold growth in your home. (more…)
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