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Chimney and Fireplace Safety Tips for Winter

With the temperatures dropping fast here in Westchester and Fairfield counties, you may be tempted to light a fire in your fireplace. Before you light that first fire of the season, it is important to complete some routine maintenance to ensure your family and home stay safe this winter. If you ignore these tips, you […]

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6 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Winter is fast approaching here in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, which means freezing temperatures are here and getting even colder! Are you, and your home, ready for these dropping temperatures and snow? Begin preparing your home now before it’s too late. If you wait too long, it could cost you more money and could lead […]

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How to Prevent Electrical Fires This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. This time of year is notorious for an increase in fires because of the heightened usage of electricity. While you retrieve boxes of decorations and use your fireplace for the first time, consider adding the following safety precautions into your everyday winter routine […]

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Water Damage Home Inspection Checklist

Water damage from any source can cause costly damage and repairs in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. In your home, there are a few main culprits for water damage. Cracks or gaps outside of you home can bring rainy weather inside. Laundry rooms and bathrooms are full of pipes and water guzzling appliances. Perform a quick […]

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How To Prepare Your Home for Fall

Fall is in full swing in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. Falling leaves, crisp breeze and the constant drum of rain create the perfect environment to curl up next to the fireplace. However, the changing weather can also create some problems around your home. Take some time for fall maintenance before you experience a disaster. A […]

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Grilling and Barbecue Safety Tips for Summer

Summer is just around the corner and once Memorial Day Weekend rolls around, we’ll all be ready to bust out the barbeques and start grilling. It’s important to remember that there are some basic fire safety precautions when dealing with grills and barbecues of any size. At ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services, we’ve seen […]

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Little Known Facts About Mold

Mold is a subtle but aggressive pest. There is a lot of misinformation on the web and even among friends about how best to approach and eliminate mold. If you live in Westchester or Fairfield County and think you have a mold problem at your home or business, consider the following common myths about mold. […]

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Cleaning Up After a Sewage Spill

A severe sewage backup or overflow can be seriously hazardous to your health if you try to clean it up yourself. Sewage water is considered blackwater and is the most dangerous of all flood water types. Blackwater is defined as likely containing human or animal waste, unknown pathogens, and dangerous bacteria. It can make you […]

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Flood Water Health Risks

When your home or business experiences a flood, it’s important to remember that not all floodwaters are the same. Depending on the source of the water, there can be any number of particulates or biohazards involved. ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services of Westchester and Fairfield Counties is here to help you differentiate among flood […]

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Be Aware of Winter Fire Hazards

Usually, when we think of winter, we think of cold weather and wet days. We’re more concerned about frozen pipes and water damage. But there are plenty of fire hazards to be aware of when keeping warm indoors. ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services wants to ensure you stay safe in Westchester and Fairfield Counties […]

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Subtle Signs of Water Damage

Sometimes water damage isn’t as obvious as a flooded basement or storm waters that infiltrate your home. Sometimes water damage is a slowly leaking pipe that erodes the wooden beams of your infrastructure or ruins the exterior paint of your home. Any kind of water damage isn’t good, even if it may seem minor at […]

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Protect Your Property from Freezing Temperatures

Winter in the Northeast has a long history of freezing temperatures. Freezes affect any part of your home or business that deals with water on a daily basis. Water expands as it freezes, which puts enormous pressure on whatever contains it. This especially comes into play for your pipes, which can burst when they can […]

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The Four Most Costly Home Disasters

What are the costliest damages that are likely to happen to your Westchester, NY or Fairfield County, CT property? We took to HomeAdvisor.com to outline national averages for the costliest and most common home repairs that occur as a result of property damage. Keep in mind that any home or business is susceptible to these […]

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Storm Damage Recovery FAQ

During certain times of the year, residential and commercial properties are threatened by Northeast storm damages. The experts at ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services are here to offer helpful answers to common questions related to storm damages and the restoration process. Whether it’s storms, hurricanes, floods, or other water damage, there are steps you […]

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Health and Property Risks of Smoke Damage

Soot is not simply the dirt leftover after the charring of a fire. Soot is smoke residue composed of substances that burned in the fire including plastics, foams, fabrics, carpets, wood products, synthetic fibers or wool. Due to this complex makeup, soot poses an extreme respiratory hazard even if it’s just on the surface of […]

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Man-Made Versus Natural Flood Damage

Floodwater contains more than just water. Biohazardous materials, chemicals, or diseases causing organisms and debris can all float around in floodwater at any given time. All categories of floodwater, no matter how severe, should be cleaned up quickly because sitting water gets more contaminated over time, increasing the health risk to you and your family. […]

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Is Your Home Underinsured?

A shocking majority of homes in the United States are underinsured. Even though a home may be the largest investment many people make in their lifetime, they often skimp on homeowner’s insurance as a way to cut costs. Or, many homeowners just don’t have a full understanding of what their policy covers or when to […]

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