How to Prevent Flooded Basements and Sump Pump Overflow

How to Prevent Flooded Basements and Sump Pump Overflow Your home’s basement is the area that is the most susceptible to flooding. Basement flooding is an issue that can arise regardless of the time of year. This flooding can be caused by issues that include:        Water heater malfunctions         Washing machine malfunctions         Water seepage through foundation … Read more

How to Remove Smoke Smell After a Fire

How to Remove Smoke Smell After a Fire? There are many reasons on why it can be a traumatic experience to have a fire seriously damage your property. Beyond the damage that it causes to the structure of your home and to your items of personal property, there are often additional types of damage that … Read more

What to Do and How to Prevent Oven Fires

What to Do and How to Prevent Oven Fires Your oven is one of the most important appliances in your home. It is likely that it is an appliance that you use on a daily basis. Though ovens are among the most useful cooking appliances used in the home, they are also one of the … Read more

Common Causes of Water Damage at Home

Common Causes of Water Damage at Home Water is one of the leading causes of damage to homes. A home can get exposed to damaging water in various ways that include natural flooding and flooding caused by plumbing issues. Water damage can also occur from storms and roof leaks. When it does occur, the damage … Read more

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Flood Damage?

Does Home Insurance Cover Flood Damage? Sustaining significant property damage due to flooding is one of the biggest nightmares that a homeowner can face. Homeowners who find themselves in this situation will also find that they have many questions that they need answers to regarding what to do next. Beyond this, it is important for … Read more

How Long Does It Take to Remove Mold?

How Long Does It Take to Remove Mold? Mold growth is one of the most problematic issues that you can face as a property owner. It represents a hazard to your health and looks bad from an aesthetic standpoint. Beyond this, mold growth can cause real damage to the surfaces and structures of your property.  … Read more

What Is Water Extraction? Why Is It necessary?

What Is Water Extraction? Why Is It Necessary? There are few processes that are as important to returning your property back to normal after a flood than that of water extraction. With this in mind, property owners often ask two key questions about this topic. What is water extraction? Why is it necessary? Understanding the … Read more

A Checklist of What To Do When Your House Floods

A Checklist of What To Do When Your House Floods A flooded house can be a difficult situation to deal with. Flooding can lead to water damage that ends up causing you significant property loss. When you do find yourself in this situation, it is important to know what to do. At ServiceMaster Fire & … Read more

How to Clean a Flooded Basement

How to Clean a Flooded Basement Regardless of how the situation occurred, a flooded basement is one of those things that no property owner wants to find them self stuck dealing with. Basement flooding can be the result of natural floodwaters or it can result from problems such as foundation leaks, plumbing leaks, or sewer … Read more

What Are the Health Effects of Floodwater?

What Are the Health Effects of Floodwater? It is a concerning enough situation by itself to suffer through a flood at your property. The property damage and the overall disruption to your daily life can be a stressful enough situation by itself. The reality is that though these are major concerns, it is also important … Read more