Stubborn smoke odor is one of the most common examples of the detrimental consequences of a fire – it can linger in the home for a long time, compromising the indoor air quality and posing health hazards to the occupants of the building.
Poor indoor air quality is the nation’s 4th largest environmental threat. Follow these tips to keep your indoor air quality at the highest levels possible. And if you’ve noticed dust buildup on the vent grills in your home, unusual odors when the HVAC fan is running, or family members complaining of allergies or respiratory issues, call the professionals at ServiceMaster DAK.
Imagine unlocking the back door to your office building and being greeted by an inch of water on the floor. The water is coming from a broken pipe in a restroom which must have burst sometime last night. So now what do you do?
Any time the forecast calls for a snowstorm, people tend to panic. By taking some simple steps in advance, you can ride out the next major snowstorm in safety and comfort without fighting crowds and rushing around.
Our minds can easily become lost during the frenzy of preparing for the holidays. Holiday shopping, baking cookies, and shoveling snow can all take up a lot of time during the colder months. However, you might want to consider taking additional winter maintenance steps now in order to save you time, energy, and money in the long run.
Do not let “after the holidays” become your mantra. Follow these winterization tips to stay safe during the coldest months. This will help ensure that the holidays run as smoothly as possible so everyone can enjoy the festivities, wherever they may be.
Finding water in your basement is an unpleasant surprise. Whether it’s a few inches of water from a broken pipe or a couple of feet from a flash flood, it’s a nasty mess that will get only worse if it’s ignored. Follow these tips to limit the destruction caused by a flooded basement.
More fires start in the kitchen than any other room of the house, making it important to start here with fire prevention. Cooking is always the top cause of house fires and the damage that cooking and grease fires cause can be devastating. You must always make sure you are taking the proper fire safety precautions in the kitchen to help prevent fires. As part of fire prevention month, please review these fire safety tips to prevent kitchen fires.
Everyone knows what to do in case of a fire – get out and call 911. Not everyone knows what to do after the fire is out. Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts for getting through the aftermath of a fire.
As much as you’ve enjoyed having your kids around for the summer, their return to school presents a great opportunity to get your house cleaned before colder weather sets in. Throughout most of the summer with kids coming in and out your house was exposed to dirt and pollen. Now that the kids are back to school, it is time to clean up your home and get ready for the fall. Hope you will find helpful the following house cleaning tips.
The bathroom is one of the most likely spots in your home for flooding to occur. The plumbing fixtures in the bathroom including the sink, toilet, and bathtub can leak or backup at any time and create a huge mess. A flooded bathroom can sustain damage very quickly as the water penetrates the walls and flooring which leads to structural damage and there is a good chance a bathroom flood can result in mold. Fortunately, bathroom flooding can be prevented if you know how to inspect your bathroom for signs of flooding.