ServiceMaster All Care Restoration
February 2011
Issue 3  No.2
Frozen Pipes Cause Trouble
  Are you ready?

Recent temperatures in the Tucson area have dipped below zero, leaving many homes and business with the mess of frozen pipes.


Frozen Water Pipe

While it doesn't happen often in this area, it's important to know how to avoid frozen pipes, and what to do in the event your home or business suffers water damage due to freezing temperatures.   


Before the cold hits: insulate pipes with heat tape and seal any leaks letting in cold air, especially around electrical wiring, dryer vents and pipes.  


Once the cold has hit: let warm water drip overnight and open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to any uninsulated pipes under sinks.  


If your pipes freeze: leave your facets turned on and call for help.


If your pipes have actually burst: turn off the water at the main shut-off valve; leave facets turned on.  

Recover From Water Damage Caused By Frozen Pipes
  ServiceMaster can help!
HP60 Drying Unit  

The HP60 Ceiling and Wall Drying Package is a high-pressure drying system designed to target hidden areas of moisture that occurs when frozen pipes burst, sending water to unsuspecting places.   


It is able to dry behind surfaces coated with PVA paint, vinyl wallpaper, sound barriers, and other watertight finishes using holes no more than -inch in diameter. It can cover up to 134 linear feet of wall and can provide either a positive-pressure or a negative-pressure drying environment.    


 Making 2011 a Green Year


 The new year is a great time to "go green" in some simple ways that can really make a big difference for our community and environment. 

Green Cleaning

Switching to green cleaning for your business is not only the responsible way to clean, but it is easy to do, cost-efficient and has been proven to be healthier for your employees.  Recent studies have proven improved employee health, productivity and retention, along with lower operating costs and sometimes government incentives. 

This year look into adding ServiceMaster's green cleaning methods to your existing maintenance plan.  We offer complete care with effective cleaning technologies and reduced toxins affecting our environment.  We take our responsibility to our environment seriously and make it easy for homes and businesses to switch over to green cleaning.  

In This Issue
Frozen Pipes Cause Trouble
Recovery from Frozen Pipes
2011 a Green Year
Going Green At Home
Quick Links
Going Green At Home 

go green

1)  Use cleaning products made from safe natural and not-toxic ingredients to prevent exposure to the hazardous synthetic chemicals conventional cleaners contain.



2) Dust with a damp cloth to ensure that household dust, which collects toxins, is removed from surfaces and not stirred back into the air.



3) Open windows and doors occasionally (even in winter!) to rinse out any air pollutants that have accumulated inside.     


4) Don't use aerosol products. They fill your home with microscopic droplets of whatever is being sprayed. These droplets remain suspended in the air for hours and are easily inhaled. 



5) Avoid room deodorizers or other air "freshening" products, which are frequently made from unhealthy chemicals.  



6) Don't use any pesticide products in your home, your yard or garden, or on your pets. Instead, supplement a preventative strategy with natural pest control methods. 


7) If you decide to use them, keep conventional cleaners and other chemical products out of your children's rooms.     



8) Use chlorine-free dishwasher detergent. The chlorine in conventional detergents is easily vaporized by hot dishwasher water and then released into your home's air.  


9) Ask guests to remove their shoes when entering your home. That way, they won't track in pollutants.     


10) Buy a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. These special filters trap unhealthy dust particles.

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