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Have your customers planned for the the unplanned?

Preventing disaster is easier said than done. We know that. But providing a few easy ways to prevent major home disasters and arming them with the most important damage response tips will help your clients minimize the effects that fire, water and mold can have on a home. Knowledge is power.

So, in honor of September being National Preparedness Month, we’d like to offer you a few pointers that you can add in to your monthly newsletter.

3 Tips for Preventing Disaster

  1. Turn off the water when you head out for any vacation – don’t risk coming home to a plumbing catastrophe and potentially thousands of dollars of water damage
  1. Avoid overloading electrical circuits – With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s easy to plug into too many things at once. Check extension cords and fuse boxes or circuit breakers, making sure there is never a combination of appliances that exceeds 1500 watts on the same circuit.
  1. Clean your gutters every autumn to prevent backup and leaks – this simple task can usually be done in under 30 minutes and is well-worth the time spent.

3 Tips for When Disaster Strikes

  1. Do not enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off. This seems simple, it is not uncommon for people to rush into a room to save their belongings without checking to see if it’s safe.
  2. If there has been fire damage, DO NOT touch anything with your bare hands. Oils from skin can permanently damage upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  3. Call for immediate assistance – this will prevent further damage to any valuables, furniture or even the foundation of your home.

Help your clients plan for the unplanned. And when things don’t go as expected, we’ll be here to help.

ServiceMaster Cleaning-Restoration
For Emergency Service: 717-345-6726