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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10 Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips

A polar vortex is expected this week throughout the central United States. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 5 to 30 degrees below zero across upper Midwest region including Chicago, central Illinois, Indianapolis, and the twin cities Minneapolis/St. Paul. In addition, this arctic blast will be accompanied by strong winds Tuesday through Thursday. Wind chills are […]

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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist for Homeowners

For the third day of Hurricane Preparedness Week, ServiceMaster DSI created a hurricane preparedness checklist for homeowners. Be Educated Stay informed with your local media Monitor weather reports and watch for incoming tropical storms. Educate yourself on hurricanes and the damage they can do. Read about hurricane categories here. Know where your gas/propane and water […]

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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist for Businesses

For Hurricane Preparedness Week, ServiceMaster DSI has put together a Hurricane Preparedness Checklist for Businesses. Before a Hurricane Know your hurricane risk. Stay informed with your local media. Monitor weather reports and watch for incoming tropical storms Know the different hurricane categories and how much damage it could cause to your business. Read about hurricane […]

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