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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!

Water Shut Off Valve; Avoid a Disaster

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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

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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

Christmas Tree Safety Tips: Preventing Fires

Christmas Tree Safety

During the holidays, ServiceMaster of Columbia wants you to enjoy your family and traditions.  Part of the holiday magic is the Christmas tree.  Christmas trees come with their own built in disasters if not taken care of from the beginning.  Here are some tips for Christmas tree safety. Christmas trees account for hundreds of fires … Continued

What Should You Do When You Find Black Mold?

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Finding a massive black mold infestation is something no homeowner wants to experience. Whether it’s the result of a hidden leak or flood damage, black mold can cause grave problems for your entire family. At ServiceMaster of Columbia in Missouri, we’ve seen just how bad this problem can become, but we also know that if approached the … Continued

DISASTERS: Filing a Claim – Six Steps!


Making an Insurance Claim By having your household inventory and records, it is easier to make an insurance claim should the need arise. There are six steps in making a claim. Step 1: Contact Your Agent Immediately Give your name, address, policy number, and the date and time of your loss. Make sure to tell … Continued

DISASTERS: Plan Ahead – Important Records


The key to an easy claims process and a smooth recovery is documentation. Secure your valuable papers in a waterproof, fireproof container. Table 1 is a list of the valuable papers that need to be in a safe location outside your home, such as in a safe deposit box. This could be in the care … Continued

DISASTERS: Plan Ahead – Inventory


ServiceMaster of Columbia and the agents we work with know that no one wants to go through a disaster at their home or business. So we want to help you if you should need to file a claim. For the next several weeks we will provide tips to prepare for filing a claim if you or … Continued

Fall House Cleaning Checklist

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Why House Cleaning in the Fall is so Important Not only does conducting annual fall cleaning prepare your home for winter, but it also has many health benefits. Having a clean home is proven to make you feel less stressed because everything is easier to find and it’s a relief to return to a haven … Continued

Before a Carpet Cleaning

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Getting your carpets cleaned freshens up the appeal of your home and lengthens the carpet’s life span. While part of the joy of hiring a professional includes having someone else do the dirty work, taking these pro-active steps can help make sure you get the cleanest carpet possible and the biggest bang for your buck. … Continued

Five Carpet Cleaning Misconceptions

Carpet being professionally cleaned.

Misconception #1: You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet No. Dirt is an abrasive like sandpaper.  Every time you step on the carpet. you grind dirt into your carpet fibers. This cuts your carpet just as if you had used a knife, causing it to wear out faster. A dirty carpet … Continued