According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to 1,000 home fires every day. That's 42 every hour, with roughly $228 in damage each second. Many home fires can be prevented by taking some simple steps and avoiding common habits that can put you at big risk:
1. Crowding appliances together
2. Walking away from food cooking in the kitchen
3. Daisy-chaining extension cords or power strips
Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, and oil burn incompletely. The heating and cooking equipment in your home can also be sources of carbon monoxide. As more fuels are burned in your home during the winter season, the threat for carbon monoxide issues can increase. The National Fire Protection Association suggests installing a CO detector and consider these helpful tips to stay safe:
- Install CO alarms in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every floor in the home. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home so when one sounds, they all sound.
Mold can begin to grow as soon as 24-hours after water damage has occurred. And when a hot water heater broke at a Westerly, Rhode Island property, the excess water and steam caused not only extensive water damage in the basement crawl space, but mold as well. Our professional technicians were ready to tackle both issues in this side-by-side duplex, performing demolition on the subfloor and walls to remove drywall, insulation and a vapor barrier, and hauled away affected debris including the old water heater. They provided heaters and temporary electric, HEPA vacuumed
Whether you're the homeowner, landlord, or tenant, today's busy lifestyles leave little time for heavier cleaning chores in your home or property. Let the professionals at ServiceMaster By Mason tackle the unique cleaning chores to clean your property from top to bottom! Whether your home needs detailed cleaning, or you need to prepare a residential or commercial property for a new tenant, or remove finite dirt and dust from construction, we can customize cleaning services to meet your needs. We can help with:
The everyday activities in your building naturally produce contaminants, such as dander, dust and chemicals. These pollutants require an HVAC system to work harder to heat and cool a facility. Pollutants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated an average of 5 to 7 times per day. Over time, this recirculation causes a build-up of pollutants in the duct work. Removing these pollutants allows the HVAC system to work more efficiently and result in improved cost-effectiveness.*
ServiceMaster by Mason has been a supporter of local youth sports organizations for over 15 years. Starting out as a young family and business in the community, the Masons saw the importance of youth sports leagues for children and families. They have four children that all participated in at least four different recreational sports, either by playing, coaching, or volunteering in some other way. These types of organizations bring young people and communities at large, together, and promote the same family values that ServiceMaster by Mason keep as business building blocks.