Air leaks, though unseen, pose as a clear drain on home heating expenses. The effort to seal all the air leaks and prevent cold outside air from seeping into the home’s interior saves homeowners anywhere from 10 to 30 percent on home heating costs.
Throughout the month of October, ServiceMaster has been observing Fire Prevention Month to spread awareness of the most common causes of house fires and provide tips on how to prevent them. October is also the month of Halloween in which
Innumerable factors, including toilet leaks, burst plumbing pipes, leaky water heaters and rainwater have the potential to cause significant water damage. Homeowners are at an advantage when they understand the nuances of water damage restoration before an incident strikes.
Vacations are all about relaxation, so you don’t want to worry about your home’s safety while you’re away. This checklist will help you prepare your home as you get ready for your vacation.
Whether you have a kindergartener, a high school senior, or someone in between, be sure to review these back to school safety tips to ensure the months ahead are as stress-free as possible.
It’s not uncommon to have water in the basement after a hard rain. But if you regularly have a flooded basement after storms, you may have to rethink the landscaping around your home. Follow these flood prevention tips to make sure your landscaping isn’t diverting water into your home and learn how to fix problems quickly and inexpensively.
With the summer season in full swing, we are already just days away from everyone’s favorite summer holiday, the 4th of July. The 4th of July is a great holiday for gathering with friends and family and it is one of the most popular holidays to host cookouts. If you are planning on hosting a cookout at your home and entertaining guests, it is a good idea to prepare your home by cleaning it up and taking actions to ensure that your 4th of July celebration is safe for all involved.
There is nothing you can do to stop a storm from hitting your area, but there are many precautions you can take to minimize and even prevent the potential damage to your home. Follow these storm damage prevention tips.
If you home or property has sustained fire or smoke damage call a professional to restore the damage after the fire, but also begin the claims process with your insurance provider. Follow these tips to make filing smoke damage insurance claims easier on yourself.
Excess water in your basement leads to a host of problems for your home and its contents, so it’s important to do as much as possible to prevent a flooded basement. Checking these potential causes ahead of time will save you the cost and aggravation of water damage repair in the future.