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Summer Fire Safety Tips

Warm and sunny weather has finally arrived here in Westchester and Fairfield counties! Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the weather with cookouts, camping trips and fireworks. Before you start up your grill or build that campfire, brush up on your fire safety knowledge. Keep your friends and family safe all […]

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4 Reasons You Should Power Wash Your Home

Many homeowners think of power washing as an unnecessary task; however, it should be included in every homeowner’s maintenance routine. The exterior of your home is constantly being exposed to harsh elements like dirt and pollutants that may cause the paint to chip and grime to accumulate. That is why it is recommended to have […]

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Start of Hurricane Season

The 2019 hurricane season is here! The National Hurricane Center explains that 97% of all hurricanes occur between June 1st and November 30th. Protect your home by preparing before a water disaster strikes. What to Expect Predictions for the 2019 hurricane season are mostly average. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “This outlook […]

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Types of Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are an important part of every home or business in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Placing them on every level of your property can help prevent a fire disaster from spiraling out of control. However, there are many types of fire extinguishers with separate uses. Once you’ve selected the correct fire extinguisher, learn how […]

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Spring into Fire Safety: 6 Cleaning Tips to Avoid Fire Damage

Spring is in full swing here in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, which probably means you are getting ready for your annual spring cleaning. While you’re Marie Kondo-ing your wardrobe and deep cleaning the bathroom, take a few extra steps help improve your home’s fire safety. Our fire damage technicians want to share a few spots […]

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How to Create an Emergency Preparedness Kit

Here in Westchester and Fairfield counties, we are all too familiar with disaster situations – from hurricanes to blizzards to flood damage. Disasters can strike anywhere at any time and cause serious damage in minutes. It’s important to have a fully stocked emergency kit ready in case disaster strikes. Our expert team here at ServiceMaster […]

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11 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Vacation

It’s officially spring here in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, which means spring break is right around the corner! Vacations are supposed to be relaxing and carefree so it’s important to make sure your home is secure before you leave. Luckily there are a variety of tasks you can complete to reduce the risk of accidents […]

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Common Signs of Water Damage

Leaky pipes and standing water aren’t the only signs of water damage. Sometimes it’s not that obvious. The best way to limit damage is to catch it as soon as possible. Spring showers have only just begun. Make sure to check your home in Westchester or Fairfield Counties periodically for the many common signs of […]

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5 Easy Tasks to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

The winter season here in Westchester and Fairfield Counties can be tough on your home, especially after all of the storms we had this year. As the temperatures rise at the start of spring any accumulated snow and ice will begin to melt. Spring rainstorms combined with the winter accumulation melting can cause a great […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Indoor Mold Growth this Winter

The cold winter weather here in Westchester and Fairfield counties creates the perfect environment mold growth. It’s likely that your family is tracking in water from the rain and recent snowstorms then cranking up the heat once inside causing humidity indoors – which are some of the main culprits of mold growth in the winter. […]

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Winter Heating Fires

Winter storms and extreme cold put your heating system on overdrive. Fireplaces, space heaters and central heat are all fire risks, especially during the winter. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), December, January and February are notorious for heightened rates of home heating fires. Until spring melts away snow and freezing temperatures, heaters […]

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Snowstorm & Extreme Cold Preparation

Winter is well underway in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. With low temperatures and precipitation in the forecast, now’s the time to brush up on extreme weather preparation. Start by winterizing your home and vehicles as soon as possible. Make sure your roof can keep you dry and leak free for another season. Next, make an […]

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4 Spots in Your Home to Deep Clean in the New Year

It’s finally 2019! That means the holiday festivities are officially over and all the cleaning that was put on the backburner while guests were over can finally happen. The holidays can take a toll on the cleanliness of your home, which is why it’s important to do a deep clean of your whole home in […]

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How to Prevent Ice Dams

Snow and ice are beautiful, but they can cause major home damage. One winter danger that often flies under the radar in Westchester and Fairfield Counties are ice dams. If you have ice around the perimeter of your roof and notice that snow is melting unevenly, you may be experiencing an ice dam. This can […]

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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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