Travel Fire Safety Tips

Summer is a popular time to travel. However, travel plans may be different this year with many opting for road trips, camping or staycations. No matter how you spend your summer, it’s important to brush up on your summer fire safety prevention. ServiceMaster of Germantown compiled the following tips to help you stay fire damage-free…

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Summer Fire Prevention Tips

Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to fire up your grill, book a campsite and spend time outdoors. However, don’t forget to brush up on your outdoor fire safety before starting these activities. ServiceMaster of Germantown has compiled the following tips to help you avoid a fire disaster this summer.   Before you…

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How to Avoid At-Home Damage

Shortages of toilet paper and other household items are common right now. Unfortunately making substitutions for these hard to find items can cause expensive damage to your water pipes, washing machines and dishwashers. Flushing paper towels, using the wrong soap in your dishwasher and overstuffing your washing machine are just a few actions that can…

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Space Heater Safety Tips

Fall has arrived which means that it’s not long until temperatures drop. Central heat doesn’t always cut it. However, space heaters come with a high fire risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “Space heaters account for 43 percent of U.S. Heating fires…” In other words, you have a high likelihood of experiencing…

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Fire Fighting Damage

Fire damage can be devastating just by itself. On top of that, sprinklers and firehoses do a great job of putting out a fire but also create a new problem. You might not be thinking about water damage after a fire disaster but unfortunately, it’s pretty common. Restoring water and fire damage at the same…

Smoke Damage Insurance Claims

Filing an insurance claim is unique to the type of damage that occurred. After you experience a fire, the smoke damage may be worse than the actual fire damage. Smoke can easily travel through an entire building even if the fire was contained to one room. One of the most important steps to take after…

Hands starting a charcoal grill.

BBQ Safety

There’s no better feeling than firing up the grill for the first time of the season. As warm sun overtakes unpredictable spring weather, a BBQ is a great way to kick off summer. However, grills are a considerable fire risk. Brush up on your grill safety knowledge before you start cooking! All Grills Grease Fire…

Spring Maintenance – Water Damage

This time of year, it’s important to brush up on water damage prevention. You may think that you don’t need to worry about weather-related damage when temperatures rise. However, spring showers are in full swing. Pay attention to your roofline, attic and basement. These areas often are the first to be affected by weather-related water…