July’s Monthly Home Maintenance Checklist

July is here which means another monthly home maintenance checklist for you! Keep that home of yours nice and well maintained to help avoid any incidents from occurring by checking everything off the list below.

1. Maintain Your Garage Door

  • Check to make sure that your garage door is properly balanced and the coils are lubricated. Replace the batteries in your garage door opener.

2. Clean Deck

  • Clean and repair your deck as needed during this time. Leaving a deck uncleaned can serve as an invitation for pests and bugs to begin living in its wood.

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Why You Should Skip DIY Mold Removal and Hire a Professional

Mold can thrive wherever there’s moisture, which means no home can be 100 percent certain of never developing a mold problem. And while you may be tempted to tackle a mold outbreak on your own, it is not a safe nor an easy cleaning process to take on. Between the health dangers involved and the risk of exacerbating the problem, this is a job you should leave to the professionals. Here are just a few reasons why DIY mold removal can do more harm than good:

Mold is Dangerous to Clean

Indoor mold damage is a threat to the health of everyone who comes in contact with it. Mold spores irritate the respiratory system and can cause symptoms that include sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, and aggravation of asthma symptoms. Those with compromised immune systems are especially at risk of illness caused by mold exposure.

When you attempt to clean mold by yourself, you risk not only your own health but also that of  those around you. Mold spores can easily become airborne without the right cleaning tools and techniques. With so many severe health threats in play, it’s always best to rely on a professional mold removal service to tackle any mold you encounter in your home or business. (more…)

Outdoor Summer Fire Safety Facts and Tips

Summer Fire Safety

With its warm nights and relaxing atmosphere, summer is the best time for cooking outside. Unfortunately, it’s also peak season for grill fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 17 percent of grill fires happen in July, trailed by 14 percent in May and June, and 13 percent in August. This doesn’t include fire pits, either. The NFPA states that outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are responsible for 3,700 grass and brush fires each year.

Whether you’re enterta

ining guests around a fire pit or grilling your family’s dinner over an outdoor fireplace, it’s integral that you fully understand where to set up your fire, how to use it and how to keep everyone safe. Read these helpful tips on outdoor grill and fire pit safety from the experts at ServiceMaster Restore®.

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How to Prepare Your Home Before Going on Vacation

Summertime is here and we want to make sure your home is safe while you’re away on vacation. There are a number of things you can do to minimize the risk of accident or burglary. Use this checklist from the experts at ServiceMaster Restore® to help keep your home protected while you’re away.

Vacation checklist for home safety

In the weeks leading up to your trip, begin prepping your home for your departure. Use the checklist below to ensure every task is completed appropriately before you and your family head out. (more…)

Monthly Home Maintenance Checklist

May is approaching fast. Here is a home maintenance checklist to prepare your home for the warm summer months.

1. Lubricate Your HVAC Fan

  • Locate your owner’s manual for your HVAC system and use the suggested oil to lubricate your blower motor fan. If you don’t have your owner’s manual, you can locate the model number and brand of your HVAC system then search for the proper lubricant for your model.

2. Replace HVAC Filters

  • Before starting up your HVAC system for the summer, replace the filter on your air conditioner. You should then continue to replace your filters every one to three months when the unit is in use.

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