Monthly Archives: November 2016

fire behind building in Tennessee

Prayers for Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, TN

Nov 29th, 2016

We here at ServiceMaster South of the James are keeping Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, TN in our thoughts and prayers as they battle a devastating wildfire that is consuming the area.  Mandatory evacuations are now in effect, structures are being lost, and conditions continue to worsen. We pray for the safety of all involved especially the Firefighters,…

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turkey fryer on fire and How to clean up fire in richmond va

Gobble Gobble Fat Turkey!

Nov 18th, 2016

With Turkey Day fast approaching many will crave the oh-so popular fried turkey to go with their sweet potato casserole and pecan pie. Below are some safety tips to keep in mind while frying your bird.   Thaw the turkey: Frozen turkeys contain water and moisture and since water and oil do not mix the…

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photograph of fireplace with lit fire in richmond va

Fall Maintenance Tip of the Week-Fireplace

Nov 14th, 2016

Have a fireplace? Each year there are approximately 25,000 chimney fires in the United States resulting in millions of dollars in damages and disrupted lives.  A neglected chimney collects a buildup of creosote along their walls. Creosote is a highly combustible material left behind when wood burns.  When this product accumulates into large amounts it…

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leaves stuck in a gutter in richmond va

Fall Maintenance Tip of the Week-Gutters

Nov 4th, 2016

As leaves begin to change and fall making sure your gutters and downspouts remain clear of debris is a must.  The gutter system of a house is to help move water along and away from the home’s structure.  Overflow from water can damage the siding, cause wood to rot, or affect your home’s foundation. Water…

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