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How to Prevent Fires During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a festive time that people enjoy with their family and friends. No one wants to worry about a fire during the holidays. Continue reading to learn tips and get help for holiday fire prevention.

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Mold Myths and Facts | Use vinegar or bleach to remove mold?

The typical reaction to finding mold in your home is to grab the nearest industrial-strength cleaner, preferably with bleach, douse it, and frantically scrub. Surprisingly, bleach only kills surface mold, not the membrane underneath, which means it will grow back. Follow these myths, facts and tips to remove mold safely. If the mold has spread, call ServiceMaster for help.

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Get Rid of Smoke Smell with These Tips

There are several ways that smoke can get into your home as cooking, candles, cigarettes, house fires, bonfires, and even wildfires are all potential sources. Smoke easily penetrates various surfaces and materials in a home including flooring, walls, clothing and furniture. If there is a strong smoke odor in your home from a fire, cigarettes, or cooking, these tips can help with the smoke odor removal.

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4th of July Celebration Safety Tips

Fireworks, pools, and bonfires are often part of the festivities on the 4th of July, but these can also be dangerous. Follow these tips to ensure your 4th of July celebration stays safe.

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Spring Water Damage Prevention Tips

Spring water damage can be caused by weather, flooding, or built-up moisture. The best way to get around spring water damage is to prevent it. Here are some ways to prevent water from damaging your home this spring.