As we’ve been experiencing some hot weather recently, it’s important to ensure that electrical equipment does not malfunction, or even worse, catch fire due to excessive heat.

Here’s some great tips on keeping your electrical equipment cool, whilst your home or business is warm!

  1. Ventilation – Ensure there is sufficient ventilation in the room/rooms where equipment is kept. If there’s not access to breeze from an open window or vents, it may be worth investing in a fan or air conditioning unit
  2. Storage away from sunlight/heat – Even when not in use, store your electrical items out of direct heat and sunlight as damage can occur internally whilst not in use and may cause malfunction the next time you come to use your equipment
  3. Maintenance – Proper maintenance of your equipment, particularly of any internal cooling/ventilation functions will ensure it is more likely to work safely
  4. Don’t stack – Do not stack electrical items on top of each other. Stacking can increase the temperature of equipment to much higher temperatures
  5. Keep it clean – Dirt and dust can become trapped, particularly in air vents and other mechanical parts that need to be kept cool. Blockages can prevent effective cooling, so it’s important to keep your equipment clean

In case of emergency, shut the equipment down and remove from the power supply safely.

We hope the above tips helps to keep you safe this summer.

If you’ve been the victim of fire damage due to your equipment overheating, we can help to restore your property.

Contact us today on 0845 762 6828

 

Here at ServiceMaster Restore, we invest heavily in the most innovative technology to restore properties back to their previous state as quickly, effectively and as safely as possible.

This means that we keep up to date with the latest innovations in technology, products and training to ensure that we’re able to offer the most appropriate restoration service to our clients and customers in their time of need.

We offer a wide range of restoration services responding to floods, fires and trauma, so we have a wide range of kit too!

From leak detection, temperature gauging, drying, cleaning and disinfecting, we’ve got the tools, products and equipment to do it all. We have access to many units and can get to an urgent claim within 2 for 4 hours across the UK.

All of our technicians are specially trained in using the tools, products and equipment through our intense training programme, and many technicians have BDMA or senior BDMA qualifications (British Damage Management Association).

With over 61 years experience in the UK, you and your clients are in great hands.

Speak to our team today to report an emergency or register your interest in becoming a commercial client.

0845 762 6828

It won’t come as any surprise to read that the Met Office say that May is on track to be the wettest on record! 

The weather forecast has been disappointing all month, particularly for those affected by localised flooding. Fortunately, our teams have been on hand to help through providing extraction, drying and cleaning services to homes and businesses across the UK.

What’s involved post flood? 

  • We respond urgently to the client/insurer/loss adjustor or assessor
  • We visit the site and assess the extent of the damage
  • We propose a plan to restore the damage
  • We begin by removing any affected items and choosing if they will be restored or disposed of
  • We extract any standing water
  • We dry out the property thoroughly to remove all moisture
  • We clean and sanitise
  • We return all restored items
  • We ensure that the customer is happy and close the job

There’ s a lot to ensuring that a customer or business can return to their property safely and in a timely manner.

If you have any flood requirements, either in a record breaking month, or any other time of the year, contact our restoration team on 0845 762 6828.

With storms hitting the UK over the last couple of weeks, we wanted to share with you some essential lightning safety tips to keep you safe. Whilst the wind and rain can be dangerous, so can lightning if it makes contact with you, your property or belongings.

As lightning can travel through an object, it is advised to avoid (if possible) anything electricity can conduct with. Use these tips below to help you to keep safe through a lightning storm.

If you are inside of your home:

  • Stay away from plumbing
  • Refrain use of electrical equipment
  • Avoid using corded phones
  • Keep your distance from windows, doors and porches

If you’re outside:

  • Stay away from elevated areas (Lightning naturally seeks highest ground)
  • Stay low to the ground, but don’t lie down
  • Avoid bodies of water like lakes, rivers and ponds
  • Avoid open fields and trees

If you’re driving:

  • Keep windows and doors shut
  • Leave extra space between the car in front of you and your own
  • Drive slowly

If your property is struck by lightning:

  • Make sure everyone within it is okay
  • Contact the emergency services to notify them and they’ll be able to advice further
  • For any claims, contact your insurance provider or a specialist restoration expert such as ServiceMaster Restore

If you require help in restoring your property following a lightning strike, contact us on 0845 762 6828

The familiar children’s nursery rhyme has been recited a lot recently due to the days upon days of rain across the country. As such, we’ve seen an influx of individuals and businesses needing our help after their home or business property has flooded.

How can you prevent your property flooding?

  • Clear drains and gutters
  • Keep windows closed (where possible)
  • Sandbags if you are near to bankings
  • Waterproofing

If the above has been unsuccessful, you will need to call the professionals. We can be on hand within 4 hours for a flooding emergency to help clear water from your property, followed by removal and decontamination.

Flood restoration needs to be undertaken thoroughly to ensure there is no lasting damage to the property or indeed your health!

For our expert help call 0845 762 6828

Although it may not seem it, Spring is here! This season is a good opportunity to maintain your property to keep it tidy and damage free.

There are things that you can do both inside and outside of your property, here are some ideas for you to get started:

Inside

  • Check your windows! – Ensure that the seals are all in tact to keep the weather out and your property secure
  • Look for damp – Rectifying damp spots, although includes finding the cause. Seek expert advice if needed
  • Spring cleaning – Spring clean the areas that don’t benefit from regular cleaning – such as carpets, blinds, and soft furnishings
  • Go over walls and ceilings – Check for cracks, fill and paint. If cracks reappear, it might be worth considering a structural engineer to check things out for you
  • Bleed radiators – This helps to remove any build up ready for colder evenings and the winter months

Outside

  • Clear gutters – Remove any debris, leaves and moss from your gutters to ensure you have effective drainage from your property
  • Inspect your roof – Ensure there are no loose slate tiles or damaged flashing to prevent the elements from getting in
  • Check your driveway – Be sure to check for pot holes and cracks in your drive way that could become a trip hazard or cause damage to your vehicle
  • Go over your external brickwork – Just like you would indoors, take a look at any cracks appearing in-between the bricks that may need repairing
  • Trim hedges, plants and trees – Keep your greenery neat and tidy to ensure it doesn’t become overgrown and shade your home or garden

By following these simple tips, you’ll be sure to spring clean your home, ready to enjoy it throughout the warmer (hopefully) months.

For any emergency restoration services, call our team on 0845 762 6828

If you are a business manager, head teacher or landlord at a school, you will know how important it is to keep the children’s place of study, clean and hygienic for children, staff and visitors alike.

Schools have been at the forefront of the pandemic spread for some time, we have played a great part in ensuring that they remain open following positive cases by providing our on-demand services, but we can also offer deep cleaning on a one of occasion out of term time to keep on top of the general cleanliness.

  • We can help Restore your school back to it’s high standards following several weeks of term time dirt and germ build up
  • We can accommodate working out of hours/out of term to get this done
  • All of the products in which we use are safe to be used in educational environments and are effective in sanitising
  • For any regular maintenance, our sister brand ServiceMaster Clean – can help!

A deep clean can help to restore peace of mind for staff, children and parents during a time of uncertainty.

Contact us today for a complimentary quotation for your requirements – 0845 763 6828

Accidents aren’t to seek, stains will inevitably happen! 

We are contacted regularly for help in removing tricky stains both in the home and on business premises. Here are the most common stains we get asked to remove:

  • Coffee/tea
  • Wine (in the home of course!)
  • Ink
  • Blood
  • Grease
  • Sauces (ketchup/barbeque)
  • Dye transfer

There are many hints and tips online of how to remove stains yourself, ranging from baking soda, to vinegar, washing up liquid and bleach. But the most effective and safest way to remove a stain is to ask the experts!

We carefully evaluate both the stain and the material before carrying out our expert stain removal services. Then, we patch test the fabric/material to ensure that no extra damage will be caused by carrying out the service. We then make a start on removing the stain using specialist products and equipment. Continually checking to ensure there is no damage caused whilst the stain is being removed.

We can also clean to blend to ensure that the removal process doesn’t make the rest of the surface look dirty or hide the fact that a stain had ever occurred!

If you’d like to find out more, contact us on 0845 762 6828 where we can assist further

Monday 12th April 2021 saw many establishments open for the first time in months.

We’ve been open throughout the pandemic providing essential restorative works to businesses and individuals and we are now open to help you too!

These uncertain times can bring many surprises, but it’s in a businesses interests to ensure that they are well equipped for all kinds of disaster, whether it be fire, floor or contamination.

We can provide the following urgent (within 4 hours) restoration services:

  • Flood restoration
  • Fire restoration
  • Trauma restoration
  • Disinfection/Sanitisation
  • Graffiti/vandalism restoration
  • & more

We operate in a professional and sensitive manner to get the job done effectively in your time of need. Our highly trained operators deliver expert services using professional products and equipment for the best results.

We’re helping to keep Britain moving and safe throughout these uncertain times.

Save our contact details for our urgent help 0845 762 6828

The easing of further restrictions will go ahead as planned for 12th April. This includes the opening of shops, hair dressers and beer gardens to name a few.

This news will be welcome to many establishments across the country after being unable to operate for so long. There is also good news and bad news.

The bad news is that the virus has not been eradicated.

The good news is that ServiceMaster Restore are here to help.

We aim to give businesses, their employees and customers peace of mind by being able to offer our full deep cleaning and sanitisation services following a positive case of Covid-19 to allow a swift and safe reopening to all.

  • We are responsive – Urgent response within 4 hours
  • We are experienced – ServiceMaster has been in the UK for over 60 years
  • We have the tools – Our products and equipment are safe and effective

You can read more about our specialist deep cleaning and sanitisation service on our page.

Save our contact information for the reassurance that you need in these uncertain times

0845 762 6828