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Burst Pipes: Can I Clean it Up Myself?

 Burst Pipes: Can I Clean it Up Myself?   Burst pipes might send you into panic mode, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Our emergency line is always open and will connect you to help for any and all water damage, including those burst pipes. You might not know how far the water … Continued


8 Space Heater Do’s and Don’ts

We’re in the dead of winter and it feels like there’s no end in sight! Good thing there are space heaters to warm up your toes no matter where you are—at the office or cozied up on the couch. According to the Missouri Department of Public Safety, 25,000 fires and over 300 deaths are attributed … Continued


More Snow, More Problems!!

While you’re enjoying the firm pack of the snow to build the perfect snowman or igloo, that snow could be drifting against your house, blocking vents and pipes. Residents with high-efficiency furnaces should make sure their fresh air intake and exhaust pipes are free of snow. All residents should check their dryer vent as well. … Continued


January Special: Discount Carpet Cleaning in Columbia, Mo.

Could your home use a good carpet cleaning? Most could. Few things attract dirt, stains and debris quite like your carpets, especially if you have children and/or pets.    With that said, carpets aren’t always the easiest thing to clean. That mud you tracked into the house the other day? Those particles are now stuck in the … Continued


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

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