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How big is SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian?

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Industries has more than 1,700 franchises that are operating nationwide, and SERVPRO continues to grow. The need for experienced, IICRC certified, trained, and professional cleanup and restoration experts is recession resistant, and the growth potential inside of a proven system presents an opportunity for prospective franchisees.

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian is a woman-owned business. This franchise shares the same owner as the SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park and currently employs 22 people that operate out of a 10,000 square foot facility in Arnold, Maryland.

Our facility is so vast that we store and restore property right on location. For example, if your dining room set has smoke/soot damage, SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian can restore the damage and store your furniture while your home is being mitigated and restored.

Being the largest restoration company in the industry provides SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian with all the resources to necessary to leave your property “Like it never even happened.”

Does Water Damage Floors?

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

man removing wood floor Water Damage on Floor

Customers often ask SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian if water damages flooring. The answer isn’t always straight forward. Depending on the type of flooring you have, water damage may not occur. Here are some general answers:

Laminate Floors. The top of laminate flooring is technically resistant to water damage. If you spill some water on laminate flooring but promptly wipe it up, then the floor will suffer no damage. Unfortunately, the situation changes if and when flooding occurs. If and when laminate flooring becomes saturated with water, it becomes warped and damaged.

Hardwood Floors. Whether it’s raining outside and water managed to get onto your hardwood floors or there’s a spill or leak within your house, when your wood floors are exposed to water or moisture, they are at risk of cupping and permanently damaged. At SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian we can use Rescue Mats to dry hardwood floors. Rescue Mats pull moisture out of the floor with a vacuum.

Tile Floors. Ceramic floor tiles are not harmed by standing water but it can damage the grout between the tiles and detach the adhesive. The damage may not become noticeable for many weeks or even months, until after flood waters have diminished. Rescue Mats can be used on tile floors to remove moisture in the grout as well as sub floors.

If you feel your floors need further inspection due to a recent water damage, please reach out to us at (410) 867-3590.

What is Water Damage Mitigation?

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

wet floor from water damage Water Damage

Water emergencies can happen at any time…A pipe can break in the middle of the night, or a heavy rain can cause a flooded basement. That’s why SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian performs water mitigation as well as water restoration services 24/7.

If your home or business suffers from a water intrusion, our top priority is time. Time is of the essence when it comes to mitigating the water damage. Once the source of the water has been contained, our water mitigation team will move swiftly to get your property and contents dry.

Our equipment removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property. And, yes, we’ve had to remove that much water.

If your home or business requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.

Water Mitigation is the first step in the water damage process. The next step involves water restoration and, finally, reconstruction.

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian prides ourselves on being the one-stop shop for water mitigation, restoration, and reconstruction.

Winter Safety Driving Tips

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

white suv driving on snowy road Drive Safely

Weather conditions in Maryland change quickly during the winter months. SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian wants to make sure you are safe while driving during a winter storm. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

You Snooze you Lose. Don’t hit the snooze button — give yourself extra time when weather is bad. Drivers who give themselves extra time to get to their destination help ensure a safe and appropriate speed for road conditions, and an adequate following distance.

Sharing the Road with School Buses. In all 50 states, it’s illegal to pass a school bus that has its stop arm out and red flashing lights on. It’s estimated that 70,000 drivers break this law every school day, causing close calls and injuries to children. Everyone plays a role in ensuring students get to school safety, so please use caution and maintain a safe following distance. Click here to view a Maryland School Bus laws.

Make sure the wiper blades, tires, battery and defroster are in good working condition before inclement weather hits. Keep the vehicle’s gas tank full and check window washer fluid levels. Driving is a visual task, so always be sure your windows and mirrors are clean and clear and your visibility is good.

Pedestrians are more likely to be rushing during cold temperatures and could be hidden by poor visibility or snow banks. Remain alert for children who may be hidden or standing in or near the street at the bus stop due to mounds of plowed snow.

Adjust your driving behavior to the weather conditions. During winter, this often requires slowing down and increasing your following distance. Anticipate that bridges and overpasses may be frozen, even if the roadway is not, and minimize acceleration and hard-braking.

Residential Fire Damage

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

kitchen damaged by fire Kitchen Fire

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian performed fire restoration and reconstruction services on this home after it suffered tremendous fire damage. We can work with your insurance company to get your home restored as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Here are some recommendations on what you can do until help arrives:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Do not clean any electrical equipment.
  • Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian has national accounts with many insurance companies, including Metlift, Homesite, Erie, Travelers and more. Our estimators and project managers can work with policy holders, agents, and adjusters to make an insurance claim as seamless as possible.

Our primary focus is to help make it… “Like it never even happened.”

Faster to any Disaster

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Faster to any Disaster

Homeowners and property managers trust SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian because of our response time. SERVPRO Industries requires each franchise to respond quickly to any size disaster.

We care about readiness for our community, we are faster than our competition, we are the trusted leader with a Here to Help customer service philosophy that involves listening to our customer and providing solutions in a variety of ways, and we validate industry standards through DryBook™. The SERVPRO® DryBook™ is a proprietary tool that manages industry requirements on drying to validate your restoration is done to standard. This improves results, restores your property at a faster rate, getting you back in your home or business sooner.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian is open 24/7/365? Weather a job is big or small, our team will be there to help make it “Like it never even happened,” so you can get back to your home or business and on with your life.

When a disaster puts the things that matter most to you on the line, you want to contact the team that is faster to any disaster.

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian Customers

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

woman holding award Diane Whittles

Do you know each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated? The SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian franchise is owned by Diane Whittles. Diane has spent her entire life in Anne Arundel County, and is proud of the business she created.

Diane became the owner of SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park after her husband passed away in 2012.  Our franchise is a woman-owned minority business enterprise and certified by the state of Maryland.  Since Diane’s time at the helm, she has grown the business exponentially. In 2018, she purchased her third SERVPRO franchise, SERVPRO OF Pasadena/Gibson Island/Lake Shore.

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian has been so successful because of the team Diane has put together. The team is well-trained and highly educated. Team members communicate well with each other and work hard to ensure customer satisfaction. This is why our customers work with SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian.

Get Winter Ready!

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

frozen pipe Frozen Pipe

Freezing temperatures will soon be upon us and unfortunately frozen sprinkler pipes may be a result. Maryland weather can be very unpredictable and winter is on its way. Are you winter and snow ready?

Did you know a sprinkler pipe at a typical flow rate of 30 gallons per minute can expel as much as 500 gallons of water in 15 minutes. Imagine you are at work when a sprinkler pipe bursts in your neighbor’s unit or worse yet your own. 

According to the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Winter outlook says that “temperatures are favored to be above average with no parts favored to be colder than average; precipitation includes wetter-than-average conditions; and drought conditions will continue to improve….” Click here to read more.

  • Here are a few tips to consider for your family:
  • Make a family communications plan while together for the holidays.
  • Travel safely, well-rested, and during daylight hours.
  • Keep space heaters on a single electrical cord and at least 3 feet away from flammable objects.

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian wishes you a safe winter.

Holiday Fire Emergency Tips

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Christmas Tree Fire Christmas Tree Fire

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home/business and property to pre-fire condition.. A fire is always difficult and especially during the holiday season. Here’s a few holiday emergency tips to keep your property safe:

  • Keep space heaters on a single electrical cord and at least three feet away from flammable objects.
  • Check the water in your tree every day. A dry tree Is very flammable.
  • Before guests arrive for the holidays, check your smoke alarm batteries.
  • Get your chimney checked by a professional before lighting the fireplace.
  • Keep candles away from flammable materials, better yet use flameless candles.
  • Unattended cooking is the leading cause of house fires.
  • Keep an eye on what you fry! Most cooking fires start when frying food.
  • During the holidays, do not overload extension cords.
  • Always turn off holiday lights at night or when you leave your home or office.

Be fire smart as you deck the halls this season! Give the gift of emergency preparedness, develop a SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian Emergency Ready Profile (ERP).

Prepare Your Business for Winter

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Trees in the snow Winter Weather

Winter is on its way, is your business ready? SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian can help prepare your business with an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). But, here are 5 tips you can implement yourself:

  1. Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain, ice and snow, can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  2. Stay tuned to radio or television for quickly changing weather conditions.
  3. Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  4. Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  5. Stay aware of your surroundings when holiday shopping especially at night. If you see something…say something. Call 9-1-1.

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian can provide you with assistance by developing an ERP. As part of a well thought-out Contingency Plan, your ERP will contain information you need in the event an emergency situation occurs. To get started, call us today (410) 867-3590.