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Getting Organized, A New Year’s Resolution for Your Home

Jan 3rd, 2017

Each year 50% of the population makes New Year’s Resolutions. Out of those resolutions getting organized ranks number 2.  Having a clean and organized home has been proven to reduce stress and improve your mood. If you are one of those who has made getting organized their resolution here are some tips to keep in…

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Merry Christmas Tree!

Dec 14th, 2016

According to The American Christmas Tree Association, incidents involving Christmas trees result in millions of dollars annually in property damage. Having a live tree in your home, the combination of tree dryness, malfunctioning lights and closely located heating sources can make for a deadly combination.  Below are some tips to reduce the risk of a…

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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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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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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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