Seasonal Home Maintenance

Changing leaves, football and pumpkins are some sure signs that summer has come and gone. The crisp air and rainy days have replaced the relentless sun. While the cool weather is part of what makes this season special, it can also cause water or mold damage to your home if you’re not prepared. Use ServiceMaster […]

September 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Fire Fighting Damage

After a fire occurs, water damage might not be top of mind, but it probably should be. Sprinklers and fire hoses are tailored to put out the fire quickly. This is important in order to protect your home or business, but it can also cause an entirely separate type of damage. Both water and fire […]

August 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Prepare Your Home for Vacation

Now that it’s summer, vacation is common. You may even have summer travel plans to leave Iowa. Packing and making sure your home is secure while you’re away can be a lot of work. Use the following checklist to help your pre-trip planning run smoothly.

Detectors and Security
Give yourself some extra peace of mind while you’re […]

July 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Summer Fire Safety

The warm days of summer create an ideal backdrop to see a new city, spend time in the great outdoors or celebrate with fireworks. Before you leave for vacation, check out these summer fire safety tips.

June 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

BBQ Safety

Nothing says summer like the smell of BBQ in the air. Enjoying tasty food with friends and family in the warm sun is a great way to kick off the season. BBQ’s are fun, but grills come with a considerable fire risk. Before you start up your grill, brush up on your grill safety knowledge.
Grill […]

May 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Spring Maintenance

In spring, focus your home maintenance tasks on water damage prevention. Spring showers can invade your home through your roofline, windows or basement. There are also water damage culprits inside your home. Appliances and pipes can malfunction leading to leaks. The key to preventing as much water damage as possible is to regularly look for […]

April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Prevent Spring Water Damage – DIY Inspection

Warm days are around the corner, but so are spring showers. ServiceMaster Restoration by Bailey in Des Moines, Iowa compiled a DIY inspection checklist to help you prevent spring water damage in your home.

Bathrooms & Kitchen:

The cold winter weather might have done some damage to your pipes. Inspect the rooms in your home with […]

March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Winter Heating Fires

When the temperature drops, you probably rely on multiple heat sources in your home. Fireplaces, space heaters and central heat all have varying best practices. If not followed, a fire disaster is likely to occur. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating home fires are most common in December, January and February. Protect […]

February 14th, 2019|Fire Damage, Safety, Winter Heating|