Entries by Tom Page

How smoke affects your home

The restoration experts share everything you need to know about smoke damage in your home.  Are you recovering from a fire in your home? Because the fire is out, it doesn’t mean the damage is done. A surprising amount of damage from fire isn’t caused by the fire itself but by the smoke residue. To make […]

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Case study: Flood Remediation in Devon

How the ServiceMaster Clean Devon team restores flooding damage in a flash. At this time of year, winter storms bring sudden heavy rainfall that can flood homes and properties. Floodwater can cause extensive property damage and create a possible health hazard from contaminated water, so clearing up after a flood requires expert and prompt remedial […]

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New disaster restoration franchise opens in Bath and Bristol

Meet the new owner of the brand-new ServiceMaster Restore franchise business in Bath and Bristol. ServiceMaster Restore is a nationwide disaster restoration franchise which has operated in the UK since 1959. The brand’s latest franchisee, Edgar Thoemmes, comes from a small business background, having set up three businesses over the last 15 years and built […]

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Beware of water damage from cold temperatures

How cold temperatures lead to water damage and what you can do about it. With temperatures in the UK dropping, you may already feel the cold snap. But what does this mean for the safety of your property? How the cold leads to water damage During a cold spell, water damage is one of the […]

How to deal with rainwater flooding

How to prevent and repair rainwater flooding damage to your property.   In your home or your business, flooding is a most unwelcome event. Here’s how you can help protect your home and prevent flooding damage and what to do should the worst happen. How to prevent rainwater flooding Clear drains and gutters to avoid overflow […]

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Types of Flooding

Different types of flooding and how to combat them. When you think of flooding, it probably seems straightforward: rain, rain, rain, with nowhere to go… flooding. However, it isn’t quite so simple. There are various types of floods, and the damage each can do to your home can be different. Knowing which types of floods […]

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Case Study: How to optimise business continuity after disaster with ServiceMaster Restore Plus

How we ensured optimal business continuity in 24 hours after substantial fire damage with ServiceMaster Restore+.   ServiceMaster Restore in Rotherham and Barnsley recently supported a company headquarters after a severe arson attack on the property resulted in significant fire damage to the ground floor. The property, a substantial, stone-built, double-fronted detached two-storey office building, […]

Bonfire Night safety tips

How to have a safe bonfire night. It’s vital to know Bonfire Night safety tips before enjoying the celebrations. Read on for some helpful Bonfire Night safety tips to keep you, your family and friends safe this Bonfire Night. Did you know that thousands of out-of-control bonfires are attended by the Fire Brigade each year? […]

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How do ServiceMaster Restore’s Expert Leak Detection Services work?

The science behind leak detection.  Water leaks can lead to significant problems if left undetected, no matter how small. From mould growth to structural damage, the consequences can be dire, so property owners must identify and address leaks quickly. But how to do this when it’s undetectable to the naked eye? Disaster Restoration (and prevention) […]

The dangers of a burst pipe

How to deal with a burst pipe.  With the colder seasons approaching, it is vital to be aware of the potential threat of a burst pipe – the risk of which dramatically increases in cold weather. What causes a burst pipe? The primary cause of a burst pipe is low temperatures. This is because, during […]