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Disaster Emergency Mobile App

ServiceMaster Exclusive Sponsor of American Red Cross’ Red Cross Emergency App
ServiceMaster has recently announced that it will be the exclusive sponsor of the American Red Cross’ Red Cross Emergency App. This mobile app will provide alerts to significant weather events and offers expert safety advice on disaster preparedness.

“Protecting and maintaining homes and businesses is in our DNA, and we believe the Red Cross app is another way we can help bring valuable content delivered on a trusted mobile platform to millions of users who want timely access to information when disaster threatens or strikes,” states Rob Gillette, CEO of ServiceMaster, in a recent article with Bizjournal.

This Mobile App can be used for Alerts and Information for these Disasters

hurricanes
floods
tornadoes
wild fires

Download Emergency also Features

monitoring for more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts
prioritized steps to take during an emergency
instant access to safety information even without mobile connectivity

DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY
Download Emergency can be downloaded for mobile phones and tablets. For more information, visit: www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps

The app can be downloaded by texting “GETEMERGENCY” to 90999
Receive weather alerts when the NOAA issues a tornado watch or warning for your community – you can also add any location where family members and loved ones are living.

Text: “GETNADO” to 90999
Monitor hurricane conditions in your local area, throughout the storm track, and let others know you are safe even if the power is out.

Text: “GETCANE” to 90999
Receive notification when an earthquake occurs, find help and let others know you’re safe even if the power is out.

Text: “GETQUAKE” to 90999
Get preparation tips, news and updates on active wildfires. Plus, let loved ones know you’re safe even if the power is out.

Text: “GETFLOOD” to 90999
Learn and prepare your family and friends for flooding, evacuation […]

By |October 24th, 2016|disaster restoration, fire damage, flood clean up, flood damage, home safety tips, pre loss planning, ServiceMaster|Comments Off on Disaster Emergency Mobile App

DIY Emergency Kit- Home Safety Tips

Home Safety Emergency Kit- Be Prepared for all Storms & Disasters
When emergencies occur, being prepared can make the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major safety situation. The above video gives tips from ServiceMaster Restore for putting together a DIY Emergency Kit with the essentials you will need should a disaster or emergency occur.

For business owners preparedness can make the difference in the costliness of a disaster. Our Pre Loss Planning is FREE and gives you a Contingency Plan to reduce downtime and cost associated with any type of disaster.

 

 

ServiceMaster is a name you can trust to get you back to normal…quickly! ServiceMaster by Williams is locally owned and services Worcester, Franklin and Hampshire Counties of Massachusetts.

Call 1-877-721-7470 for Immediate Assistance 24/7/365 for any Type of Disaster Restoration Needs

By |September 7th, 2016|disaster restoration, pre loss planning, ServiceMaster|Comments Off on DIY Emergency Kit- Home Safety Tips

Fire Safety Checklist

Fire Safety Checklist for Home & Business

A fire can be one of the most devastating disasters any home or business can encounter. While ServiceMaster specializes in fire damage restoration, your first priority as a home or business owner is to prevent a fire from occurring in the first place. Should a fire occur, your only priority should be to get everyone out safely and call 911 for help…you can deal with clean up and loss after the fire is safely put out.

Fire Safety Plans

Home Prevention
Here are some basic tips from ServiceMaster® Restore for preventing a fire in your home.

Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Turn off the oven before leaving the house.
Replace smoke alarms every 10 years or as needed.
Practice electrical cord safety: no frays or tears.
Never use a generator indoors.
Have a family/roommate fire escape plan.

Business Fire Prevention
It is essential to have a fire safety plan for commercial properties and businesses. There are often more hazards at a business than in your home. ServiceMaster® Restore recommendations for a Fire safety Plan start with : “The plan, including escape routes, needs to be posted so all employees are aware of the plan. Employees must know that fire safety is everyone’s responsibility and be encouraged to recognize and report any fire hazards that they may see during their day/shift.”

Fire safety tips for businesses from ServiceMaster® Restore include:

Fire extinguishers are available and in proper working condition.
Sprinkler systems, smoke/fire alarms are in working condition and tested regularly.
All fire doors are kept shut.
Exits and fire escape routes are marked properly.
Building/business address must be visible and easy to see for firefighters and rescue teams.

Complete Business Fire Safety Checklist

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By |August 15th, 2016|disaster restoration, fire damage, fire safety, home safety tips, pre loss planning|Comments Off on Fire Safety Checklist

Preventing Water Damage from Spring Thaw, Snow Melt and Flooding

As Massachusetts begins to thaw out after a record breaking cold and snowy winter, the risk of water damage from melting snow, heavy spring rains and potential flooding is high this year. While we welcome any sign of spring, these added risks are often ignored once the risk of frozen pipes and ice dam damage has passed. There are some steps a homeowner or business owner should take to avoid devastating losses from flood and water damage.

 
First, review your insurance coverage:
In particular, read the details of your homeowner’s insurance coverage as it pertains to water damage and flooding. Unless you carry flood insurance, any damage to your home caused by spring-thaw flooding is generally not covered. Some policies may not cover sewer back up unless you pay for this added coverage.
 
 
 
 

Prevent or reduce severity of water damage from spring thaw, snow melt and flooding
While it is impossible to prevent water damage under every circumstance, you can prepare your home or building as spring-thaw months approach to prevent the most common causes of damage.

Basement pumps. Install a sump pump or a sewer back flow value. You should also have a battery-operated backup in case of power failure. Consider installing a water alarm that warns when water is accumulating in your basement. If sump pumps are already installed- check to be sure it is functioning properly before heavy rains or major melting occurs.

Basement storage. Remove valuable items and electronics from your basement prior to spring-thaw.

Debris removal. Remove debris from window wells, gutters and downspouts.

Doors and windows. Check for any leaks around doors and windows.

Exterior walls. Keep all exterior walls of your home well painted and sealed.

Flood drains. If you have flood drains, make sure they are […]

By |March 27th, 2015|disaster restoration, fire damage, pre loss planning, water damage|Comments Off on Preventing Water Damage from Spring Thaw, Snow Melt and Flooding
ServiceMaster by Williams is proud to announce our service area now includes Hampshire County Massachusetts. Click Here to see our updated service area