Water damage in finished basement before and after images.

801 Jackson Street  BeforeWhen water damage occurs in your home it is important to have experts repair and clean the affected areas. A water damaged basement can lead to cracked or warped floors or walls,  ruined carpet, and structural damage to your home. The worst part, a water damaged basement can lead to mold. Preventing further mold and deterioration is important in keeping the safety and health of your family.

801 Jackson after

To the left are the before and after images. Contact the experts at ServiceMaster to assess and fix your water damaged home of business.

 

ServiceMaster Assured Cleaning is Sponsoring the following Events for April 2013

ServiceMaster again donates to St. Baldricks A Fund Raiser to help Kids with Cancer!!  Come join us this year At Annie Baileys, Lancaster, PA !
Candi P | A St. Baldrick’s Participant
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To help kids fighting cancer, I’m a volunteer with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Please support me! With head-shaving and other fundraising events, this volunteer-driven charity funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U. S. government.
HERE IS A LINK TO MY PAGE…. DONATE PLEASE!  http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/545112/2012
       DON’T MISS THIS EXCITING HAPPENING!
ServiceMaster Assured Cleaning is Sponsoring for WEEU and “THE RAT PACK-Together Again” at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center Friday May 3 @ 8pm. What a great show… Songs and banter from Frank, Dean and Sammy! Listen on WEEU to win. Stop by our office for an Entry Form! servicemasterac.com
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The Rat Pack Show at Sovereign Performing Arts Center on May 03, 2013
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A Summer Happy Roof !

Your home’s roof protects you, your family, and your entire house from nature’s elements. A roof requires regular care and maintenance in order to function properly and protect you for as long as possible. Of course, wear and tear is inevitable, all roofs wear out eventually.  Which means you should inspect it at least twice a year and after heavy winds and rain.  Some signs that your roof needs replaced are obvious, like water leaking through your ceiling.  Others are not as apparent and require a more thorough inspection to diagnose. Here are some telltale warning signs that you should look for.

Curling or Cupping Shingles

Curling is a common issue with roof shingles, some causes include: improper shingle storage or faulty shingles prior to installation, incorrect installation, excessively dry asphalt shingle bases, poor quality materials, or just natural wear. When shingles curl, they are no longer able to keep water from seeping through your roof, which could potentially cause serious structural damage.  It is also a good idea to check your roof shingles after extreme temperature changes.

Missing Shingles

Shingles can only protect your roof if they are all intact. Missing shingles create convenient openings, through which water can enter your home. Shingles can be pulled off your roof by strong winds or falling tree branches and can also be broken by repeated freezing and thawing. However, take special note if your shingles come off without any real provocation – if this happens they are definitely worn out and need replaced before causing damage.

Damaged Flashing

Flashing is a layer of metal sheeting, usually made from copper, tin, or aluminum, installed at an angle or joint in your roof, which prevents water from breaching the roof. The most common place to find flashing is around your chimney or sewer vent pipe.

Asphalt roof shingles require “step flashing,” which are individual pieces of flashing covering each shingle and overlapping onto the shingle down slope. This application is usually needed where a sloping roof passes a vertical surface like a chimney. By using an individual piece of flashing for each shingle or row of shingles, a water tight seal can be maintained over a longer period of time, despite daily shingle expansion and contraction from temperature changes. A larger, single piece of metal would crack apart from this expansion and contraction, letting water into the structure.

Some TLC before and after the winter and summer seasons will help prevent  out of pocket costs and keep your family and your home protected.

Consult a roof expert before embarking on a maintenance project, or if you are unsure of your roof’s condition. ServiceMaster can help you with your roofing needs.

Don’t Trip into Spring

Winters snow and cold can wreak havoc on your walkway. With warmer weather just around the corner, take this time to patch cracks and replace loose bricks and pavers. Rent a power washer or purchase a chemical treatment to clean up embedded stains in concrete, stone or asphalt.  Starting doing some lawn care to keep ahead of the game (Baseball is here!! )  Weeds are already growing, now is a good time to grab some gardening gloves and start picking… the ground is soft and damp which makes it really easy to pull out the unwanted Botanic creatures. Speaking of botanical creatures, make sure your gutters are clean, the rainy month is yet to come.

Some great outdoor projects while enjoying a nice spring day.