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From water to fire damage, Service Master of Columbia has you covered. Our experience has made us experts when it comes to repairing water damage, removing odor from your home, and even recovering after a fire. In our blog, you'll find great tips on how to respond when disaster strikes. We offer you advice on what to do in the case of fire, flood, mold, and more. We even offer tips on how to prevent and prepare for disaster. However, sometimes when a job is so big, you've got to call in the experts. And that's where we come in. If you can't find the information you're looking for in our blog, then contact us today for a consultation!

Mold Profile: Aspergillus

  Mold Profile: Aspergillus  As one of the four most common types of household mold, Aspergillus may take many forms. For most people, this type of mold is relatively harmless – unlike the allergenic mold known as Alternaria. However, for those who already have a weakened immune system, lung disease or respiratory condition, Aspergillus can pose serious health risks. Read … Continued

What to Do When Your Basement Floods

A flooded basement hits like an oncoming train. Whether the problem stems from a broken pipe, failed sump pump or the result of a heavy downpour that found its way inside, a flooded basement needs to be dealt with immediately to prevent long-term damage. When dealing with basement floods, there are some things you can … Continued

Difference Between Mold Cleanup and Household Mold Remediation

Household mold is an inevitable and natural part of our world. When outdoors, most molds are harmless and pose no threat to our everyday way of life. However, there are those pesky mold spores that invite themselves into your home and begin to grow and spread, causing mayhem. Anyone can use simple tips and tricks on how … Continued

Water Damage: Removal & Drying Process

Water removal is exactly that, removing or extracting excess water from your home or business.  ServiceMaster of Columbia has yellow trucks especially for water removal.  They have powerful pumps and truck mounted vacuums that remove the water quickly to help reduce the amount of damage. All of our technicians are local and we have a team … Continued

Water Damage: Categories & Classes

Types of Home Water Damage

Water damage in your home or business is no joke.  When a loss is discovered, it is best to act fast.  Calling a business that specializes in water damage, water removal and remediation is key. When calling a professional service like ServiceMaster of Columbia, our staff will ask you a few questions to help us … Continued

Types of Mold in Homes

At ServiceMaster of Columbia, we know mold, and we’ve put together the essentials you need to know about the different types of mold found in homes. What is Mold? Molds produce irritating substances that may act as allergens in sensitive individuals. Some molds produce toxic substances. Houses with mold often have a musty smell. Mold can … Continued

Mold in your Home?

detecting and removal of mold in a home

Assessment of Mold Molds feed on cellulose and water, so growth can be hidden from plain view. Follow these guidelines to identifying mold in your home. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, an inspection from a hygienist should be done: Is the area more than 10 square feet? Is there a … Continued

Burst Pipes – Stop the Water; What Next

ServiceMaster Burst pipe emergency services

A burst pipe in the water system is one of the most common plumbing problems both in the home and the public system. Several things can cause burst pipes, the main one been freezing conditions. We have complicated plumbing systems in our homes such as waste disposals, boilers and even garden features that pipe bursts … Continued

Water Shut Off Valve; Avoid a Disaster

main water shut valve that is tagged with a yellow tag marking this is where to turn off the water.

Every year, water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs homeowners and insurance companies billions. Shutting off the main water supply to your home before leaving for an extended length of time can protect you against catastrophic water damage. ServiceMaster of Columbia recommends that everyone in your home … Continued

How to Prepare Your Home for a Snowstorm

Blue house covered in snow after a large snow fall

With the end of the year comes several things: holidays, time spent with loved ones, gearing up for a new year and a dramatic change of weather. You’ve already prepared for the holidays, but are you ready for the next big snowstorm? Find out how to prepare your home for a snowstorm, so that you … Continued