Wildfire Protection Tips for Commercial Structures | ServiceMaster DSI

Wildfire Protection Tips for Businesses After the wildfires in California and Australian bushfires earlier this year, many business owners may have rekindled fears about the destruction wildfires can cause. The very word wildfire implies that there’s no containing the blaze, which can make the situation feel completely out of your control. The goods news is […]

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Top 5 Costliest Hurricanes to Hit The U.S.

Out of all the weather events recorded in U.S. history, hurricanes have caused the most damage and destruction. Between 1900 and 2017, there were 36 recorded hurricanes that cost over $1 billion each in restoration. According to the Office for Coastal Management, 28 of them took place in 2018 and 2019 alone. In fact, these […]

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Six Steps to Take to Prepare Your Business for Tropical Storms Marco & Laura

Tropical Storm Marco and Laura are expected to cause flood and wind damage to businesses in the Louisiana and Texas areas. Before the storms hit, it is important to prepare your facility by testing your emergency power, boarding up windows and doors, and placing sandbags down around your facility’s high-risk flood areas. View the checklist […]

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10 Steps To Take After a Tornado Hits Your Business

Planning for a disaster can be unpleasant but it is necessary for a business. Tornadoes can occur with little or no warning and are one of the most dangerous natural disasters, accounting for 40% of catastrophic losses in the United States each year. In the event that your company experiences tornado damage or loss, use […]

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Protect Your Home While Traveling Checklist

You booked your itinerary and packed your suitcase, but before you leave, take the time to properly secure your home and belongings. Home burglaries, water, and fire disasters are not fun to think about but often happen when homeowners are gone. To fully enjoy your trip, plan appropriate home security and maintenance with this checklist. […]

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Be Prepared for Mother Nature’s Most Violent Storms… Tornadoes

Most people think a tornado will never hit their home or business, but in reality tornadoes are not all that uncommon. While there is a higher frequency in the South and Midwest, tornadoes occur in every US State. In fact, last year there were over 1,500 tornadoes reported in the US. ServiceMaster DSI has created […]

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When it Rains, It Molds: Mold Prevention

The Midwest has been barraged with rainfall this spring causing an above average amount of flooding and mold growth in homes. Mold can be found anywhere moisture is present and caused by rain seeping in, leaking pipes, cooking, showering, and even insufficient ventilation in the home. Mold contamination is very harmful to your health, property, […]

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Is Your Property Prepared for This Year’s Tornado Season?

Severe weather, flash flooding and tornadoes are predicted to strike across parts of the Midwest this week. Not only are tornadoes predicted this week, AccuWeather is reporting that there will be a nine percent increase in tornadoes this year. Don’t wait for warning sirens to sound, take these five steps to protect your home and […]

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Major Flood Risk Predicted for the Midwest. Is Your Property Prepared?

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an above average flood season for the Midwest during their recent Significant River Flood Outlook. This spring river flood forecast predicts that over 300 locations in the Midwest have a 50% or great chance of reaching moderate to major flood stages. With some locations in the northern Midwest […]

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