The First 48 Hours After a Fire
The first 48 hours after a fire can make the difference in restoring versus replacing your damaged property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Glen Burnie can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems for your personal belongings. We provide prompt response with professional services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. Our professionals will help ensure that your belongings and memories are restored to previous conditions when possible.
Before we arrive on site, here are some actions you can take before help arrives:
- Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading
- Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, high traffic areas, and upholstery
- Coat any chrome trim or faucets with petroleum jelly or oil
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet
- Do NOT wash any walls, painted surfaces, and carpet
- Do NOT clean any electrical equipment
- Do NOT send any clothing items to a dry cleaner
Before you risk any further damage by attempting to clean any damaged items yourself, call our SERVPRO professionals to help make fire damage “Like it never even happened.”
The Season of Tropical Storms
Were you or someone you know affected by one of the many storms that affected our area this month? Were parts of your home damaged or destroyed by the severe storms? According to the National Weather service, the sort of damage observed in Edgewater wiith some roofs torn from homes and power lines topped over, can require wind speeds from 100 to 140 mph.
SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Whether you have minor or major damage to your home because of the storm, SERVPRO professionals who can help. Our highly trained crews use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Being locally owned and operated, our teams can respond faster to your problems and with the right resources. The SERVPRO system is designed to handle any size disaster and help make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us for assistance 410-923-6166
Is Your Business Prepared for a Flood?
Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States; And because Edgewater is near the coastline, our community is even more at risk of flooding. Is your business prepared for a flood? Here are the steps you need to take to help prepare your property before a flood:
- Have a qualified professional elevate your furnace, water heater and electric panel if these units are susceptible to flooding
- Install “check valves” in sewer traps to prevent flood water from backing up into your drains
- Seal walls in your basements with waterproofing compounds to help avoid seepage
We understand that every hour we spend cleaning is an hour of lost revenue and productivity for you. So, when an emergency arises in your business, give us a call and our team at SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian, will be there fast with the help you need. 410-923-6166.
Does Your Renter’s Insurance Cover You In Case of a Fire?
Does your insurance cover you and your belongings in case of a fire? With Fire Prevention Week approaching, it is very important to prepare for the unexpected. However, it is even more important to be prepared by knowing what your renter’s insurance does and does not cover.
Your insurance policy can help protect your family if a fire should affect your home. Knowing what your policy does and how it covers you is crucial.
Here at SERVPRO of Edgewater Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian, we want to give you some insight on a few ways renter’s insurance can help protect you and your wallet:
- Protect personal property – Your landlord’s insurance will most likely cover the building and items belonging to the landlord, but your items are not included in the coverage. You will need a policy to provide replacement value of personal property lost
- Prevent financial destruction from liability – Ensure that your insurance policy includes protection for your personal belongings in case you accidentally start the fire.
- Supply money for accommodation - Verify that your renter’s policy includes this coverage which provides for hotel fees or the expense of relocation. A disaster that occurs at your home can help you pay for somewhere else to live if the space becomes uninhabitable.
Renter’s insurance is relatively affordable, costing around $30 a month. This coverage can protect your belongings no matter whether they are damaged or stolen. Remember, flood damage requires a separate coverage, but damage done to your home due to a fire or other disaster is usually covered. It is up to your property owner to have the adequate coverage for the building and any additions that may be included.
If you or someone you know has recently experienced fire damage to your property, contact SERVPRO of Edgewater Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian to help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.
National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month, an annual observance to remind all Americans how important it is for individuals, families, businesses and communities to be prepared for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time.
This year’s theme is Prepare to Protect and highlights how preparing for disaster is to protect everyone you love. Now is the time that everyone should have a conversation with their family, neighbors and co-workers to discuss what you would do in the event of a disaster in your area. Also, everyone should sign up to receive local alerts and warning on your mobile phone. Download the FEMA app and receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service and have the steps to prepare for disaster with you at all times to keep you and your loved ones safe
If your home or business suffers a natural disaster or emergency call SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian, 410-687-3590, we can help.
Hurricane Season Is Coming
Its hurricane season again. Do you know what to do to be prepared? Hurricanes can pose a serious threat to both your life and property. These natural disasters produce winds ranging from 74 to 200 miles per hour. A storm with that much power can cause catastrophic damage and severe flooding. If your home or business sustains high winds or heavy rain you may need to survive on your own for several days. Don’t wait until the storm hits to get your supplies together. Start now so you can stay safe.
Here’s a list of basic emergency supplies to have on hand:
If a storm does cause water or structural damage to your property, SERVPRO of
Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian is just a phone call away. #here2help.
SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deal-Churchton/Lothian specializes in mold remediation. It’s common for us to get calls from commercial building owners who have concerns with mold. Sometimes it seems even small water damages that aren't properly dried out have the potential to create ideal conditions for mold to grow, don’t let this happen in your building.
Here are a few things you can do to keep moisture away which will in turn keep the mold away:
- Keep the humidity between 30-60 percent.
- Provide for proper drainage away from the building foundation.
- Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.
- Keep gutters and drains clear of debris.
- Inspect the roof, windows and other areas where water might enter the building and perform necessary maintenance.
- Respond to all water intrusions immediately.
Got mold? Contact us, SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deal-Churchton/Lothian at (410) 867-3590 for assistance after a water damage or if you find mold. We are #Here2Help
Quick Action Counts for Water Damage Clean Up
Do you know what to do if a water damage occurs in your home or business? When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian professionals respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. We are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week to assist you when you need us.
Technicians evaluate the situation and determine the best drying plan for your situation. They will closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly. We work hand in hand with insurance providers to ensure all your information gets transferred to them quickly, to speed the process so you can get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. From start to finish for a professional top-notch job SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian are the ones to call.
Heavy Rain Has Stopped For Now
The heavy rains have stopped for now but more are forecasted, and ground water levels are high. There is no time to waste when your home is affected, a fast response is a critical factor in reducing damage and restoring water damaged materials. Your local SERVPRO franchise will help you clean up your water damage in your Chesapeake Beach home. Upon arrival we will do a damage assessment and evaluation to determine the best path of action to remove the water and dry out your property fast. The damaged area is inspected with water sensing equipment such as probes and other infrared tools in order to determine the extent of areas affected and calculate the amount of drying equipment needed.
In addition to cleaning up fire and water damages, SERVPRO franchise pros can get your home put back together afterwards. Keep us in mind for your reconstruction needs. Call SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian if you need help cleaning up after this round of storms - 410-923- 6168- #Here2Help
Storm Water in Edgewater
SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian knows how to get you back to normal quickly when you have flood or storm water in your Edgewater home.
There are many potential issues left behind after flood water enters and damages your home. Once the water enters, the damage begins almost immediately and compounds from there. Flood water is never clean and often has toxins, sludge, and sewage in it causing damage to everything it touches.
These conditions require the expertise of a certified and trained technician who knows what can be salvaged and cleaned and what has to be removed for the safety of your family. It’s important that your home is dried properly and thoroughly to prevent long term damage.
We here at SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian can provide you with this help. Don’t let a flood in your Pasadena property get you down! We will be there to help 24 hours a day 7 days a week.