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August 29, 2022

Hurricane Safety Tips

Areas where hurricanes strike are always at risk of a significant or minor natural disaster. The intensity of a hurricane depends on the area and atmospheric conditions. Knowing what level of risk the area you live in will help you greatly in that you can plan ahead for whatever comes your way. Hurricane Safety Tips These hurricane safety tips will help you prepare for a disaster before it strikes. 1. Know Your Area’s Risk Know the […]
July 29, 2022

Before You Go on Vacation

When heading out for a vacation, it is vital to have a pre-vacation home checklist that includes all of the necessary safety and security measures that you should take for your home. Leaving for vacation ultimately means leaving your most valuable asset unsupervised and exposed to natural hazards. Therefore, you need to take specific measures to protect your home from water and fire damage. Ask a Friend to Check Your Home Ask a friend to check […]
June 23, 2022

Grilling Safety Tips

Enjoy festive backyards bbq’s this summer without a hitch. Before you light up the grill, we have a few safety precautions that will help prevent a disaster. Follow our tips and before you know it, you’ll be having fun without any fuss. Set Up the Grill Away From Your Home Keep your grill at least 10 feet from your home. When a grill is too close to the patio, under the balcony, or near the outdoor […]
May 25, 2022

Best Overall Restoration Company

We work hard to do our best and are proud to hear reputable professionals outside our industry tell us so. Recently, ServiceMaster Restore was mentioned by Bob Villa as being the #1 provider in water damage restoration.  You can read the full review here. You will find plenty of services that claim to be the best, but you need a company that has experience and is reliable. Seeking professional help for water damage in your home […]
April 29, 2022

How Do You Fix Water Damage?

If you’ve just discovered water damage in your home or office, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve answered some of the most common questions below. How Long Will My Property Take to Completely Dry? Drying time depends on several factors, such as the level of water damage and procedures used for restoration. We take into account building material, and how long water has been present to decide the drying time. Once we clean up your […]
March 31, 2022

Prevent Water Damage with Home Spring Maintenance

The start of every season is a great time and reminder to do regular maintenance on your home. The snow and ice from winter can damage your home. Furthermore, warming weather and rain can expose the damage done to your property. If you want to prevent water damage, you should perform home spring maintenance. Delaying or ignoring it can cause major problems that lead to a costly repair. Prevent Water Damage During Spring This is the […]
February 23, 2022

What To Do After A Snowstorm

A snowstorm can be a fun event for the family but it can bring trouble with it long after it’s melted away. If you’ve experienced a snowstorm recently, there are several things you need to do to ensure there is no damage to your home. Look for Damaged Trees The weight of snow and ice can make tree limbs weak and break. While some branches break immediately, others may not have broken off yet. This can […]
January 20, 2022

What Causes Pipes to Burst?

We all have heard a story of bursting pipes in the winter. Not only do property owners have to pay for expensive plumbing, but they also have to clear the mess caused by water damage. You need to restore the area affected by these pipes by cleaning any spilled water. Burst pipes are disruptive to your day and can be a cost mess to restore. And that is not all; it can disrupt the water supply […]
December 23, 2021

Candle Safety

Are you fond of collecting candles? If yes, then you should remember that candles are a massive fire hazard if not used safely. Therefore, you should stay cautious while enjoying the mystical aroma of your favorite scented candle. According to the National Fire Protection Association, everyday 21 homes on average are set on fire because of candles. Another report claims that about 85% of those can prevent fire through fire safety precautions. Especially during holidays, you […]
October 27, 2021

October is Fire Prevention Month

Every October is designated as Fire Prevention Month – a month-long opportunity to raise awareness about the potential damage that fire can cause, as well highlight the ways your entire family can stay safe from house fires in your residence. Over the course of the month, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and other organizations encourage families to learn about the dangers of fire and fire prevention. In honor of this important initiative, ServiceMaster Cleaning & […]
September 2, 2020

Routine Disinfection Maintenance

ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services is now offering COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection services. Don’t wait to schedule a professional disinfection service for your re-opened business. Professional services are the first step to helping your customers and employees stay healthy. However, you can also implement disinfection practices into your daily routine to keep your business healthy around the clock. Disinfection doesn’t have to be complicated, but you do need to know the correct procedure to be as […]
September 2, 2020

Schedule Your Clean Today

Fall is right around the corner which means cold weather, the start of the holiday season and back to school. Before the chaos of the Fall season, schedule your janitorial and disinfection services now. At ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services, our team of experts provides a high-quality cleaning and disinfection services. Outsourcing your janitorial services not only can save time and money, but it also provides the flexibility and customization of your business needs. Gain a […]
April 29, 2020

Deep Cleaning & Disinfection

There is a lot of uncertainty right now, but you can count on ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services. Our team is following current recommendations established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to keep our community safe. In addition to our regular services, we are offering deep cleaning and disinfection to businesses in Central New Jersey. Our years of experience with trauma cleanup allows us to properly disinfect facilities that have been exposed to COVID-19. We […]
January 30, 2020

How to Prepare for a Snowstorm

  Now that winter has arrived, snowstorms are a very real possibility. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the snowiest times in the Atlantic corridor will happen from mid-January through early February. The key to avoiding damage from snow or ice is to prepare before it happens. Brush up on your snowstorm preparation tips below. ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services compiled the following to help you avoid water damage during the next snowstorm.   Before The […]
October 28, 2019

Fire Prevention Week – Daily Safety Tips

  Every year, Fire Prevention Week happens at the beginning of October. It’s a yearly reminder to brush up on your fire safety knowledge. To align with this year’s theme, incorporate small habits into your daily routine. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to help increase your fire safety. Look out for seasonal fire hazards in addition to daily fire safety maintenance. The use of heaters in the winter as well as an […]
September 30, 2019

Must-Do Fall Maintenance

  Fall has officially started. It might just be the breath of cool air you need after a hot summer. Changing leaves, football and a day at the pumpkin patch might be some of the reasons you enjoy this time of year. Along with the fun comes rain, cool air and a whole lot of debris. Before the sun is completely covered by grey clouds, prepare your home or commercial property for the cool months ahead. […]
August 31, 2019

Community Involvement After a Disaster

  After a disaster strikes, the best way to make a difference is to get involved in your community. Even if you don’t have emergency response experience, you can still help. Many government organizations have online and in-person trainings. These trainings are a great first step to take if you want to support your community. After you participate in a training, volunteer. Contact an organization that works in your area to find out how you can […]
July 31, 2019

Prepare Your Home for Vacation

Now that summer is underway, it seems like everyone is going on vacation. You may even have upcoming travel plans that take you away from Central New Jersey. Preparing to travel can be overwhelming. Packing your suitcase, arranging your home and planning your trip can take endless time if you let it. Use the following checklist to streamline your home travel preparation process. Make Your Home Look Occupied Avoid vandalism and theft by making it look […]
June 27, 2019

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. Hurricanes are less likely at the beginning of the season but not impossible. Protect your home by preparing for this season before a water disaster strikes. What to Expect In May, we already saw the first major storm of the season. Even though hurricane season won’t peak until August or September, damage can […]
May 31, 2019

BBQ Safety

The smell of BBQ in the air is a sure sign of summer in Central New Jersey. Enjoying tasty food with friends and family in the warm sun is a great way to kick off the season. BBQ’s are fun, but grills are a fire hazard. Before you start up your grill for the first time this year, brush up on your grill safety knowledge. Charcoal Grills There are many accessories that help you start and […]
April 30, 2019

10 Ways to Prepare for a Severe Storm

Severe weather can happen throughout the year. Now that spring has begun, you may think that you’re home free for clear, sunny skies. However, spring can be filled with thunderstorms, tornadoes and floods. The key to experiencing less storm damage is to prepare. While you can’t completely control what’s going to happen during a natural disaster, there are steps you can take that may reduce your chances of experiencing extreme damage in your home. Check your […]
March 29, 2019

Prevent Spring Water Damage DIY Inspection

ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services in Central New Jersey is your local water damage restoration expert. Use the following checklist to help prevent spring water damage in your home.   Interior: Attic & Basement: Your attic and basement are highly susceptible to water damage. Check these areas periodically to catch water damage as soon as it starts. Inspect the perimeter of your basement and attic for water stains, soft spots or holes. Look for mold. If […]
February 28, 2019

February Home Maintenance Tasks

Take advantage of the last month of winter and spruce up your home before venturing out for Spring. Once the first warm day rolls around, you won’t want to spend any unnecessary time inside. Make sure you’re able to soak up the sun as soon as possible by completing this end of winter home maintenance checklist. Entry Way: Keep up with entryway cleanup to minimize floor damage from tracked in mud and moisture. Keep a dry […]
January 29, 2019

Post-Holiday Carpet Cleaning

During the holiday chaos of guests, cooking and travel, the last thing on your mind is carpet damage. Now that guests have gone home, use this time to assess the damage. Put away decorations and other clutter. Once your Central New Jersey home is cleared, inspect your carpets and create a carpet cleaning plan. Vacuum, pre-treat stains and adopt new habits to prevent further damage. Use the following tips to treat post-holiday carpet disasters. Put Away […]