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Prepare Your Business for Whatever Happens

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

hurricane satellite image Hurricane

September is National Preparedness Month and Homeland Security has given 2020’s theme “Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today”. Click here to learn preparedness planning for your business.

One thing that keeps your business prepared for whatever happens is to create an office emergency kit. Here’s a list of office survival kit items to make sure that your office is equipped with all the necessary supplies to survive several days without electricity, food, and water.

For search and rescue: Leather palmed work gloves, Safety goggles, Pry bar

For hydration and nutrition: Emergency drinking water, Food bars with several years of shelf life 

For shelter: Tarp/ground cover, Cord

For communication and light: Whistle with lanyard, AM/FM radio with extra batteries, Flashlight with extra batteries, Light sticks

For Maintaining Proper Hygiene and Sanitation: Portable toilet, Toilet bags, Deodorizer packets, Toilet paper rolls, Vinyl gloves, Sanitary towelettes, Hand sanitizer

Anne Arundel County utilizes an emergency notification system, CivicReady©, capable of contacting citizens and businesses quickly in case of an emergency. CivicReady© alerts the public of emergencies and disasters, safety measures to be taken, and information pertaining to government operations. Click here to register for emergency notifications.

Prepare for Disasters

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today graphic Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today

A workplace emergency is an unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down your operations; or causes physical or environmental damage. Natural emergencies may include the following:

  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes

Recently, Edgewater Maryland had a tornado that brought severe damage to several businesses. Was your business prepared?

“Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today” is the theme for 2020’s National Preparedness Month.

September 13-19: Prepare for Disasters: Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your business.  Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your building stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert. 

Anne Arundel County utilizes an emergency notification system, CivicReady©, capable of contacting citizens and businesses quickly in case of an emergency. CivicReady© alerts the public of emergencies and disasters, safety measures to be taken, and information pertaining to government operations. Click here to register for emergency notifications.

During September (National Preparedness Month), we urge you to train and educate internal personnel on your emergency response plan.

Can I Protect My Property From Mold?

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

water damage on concrete floor Edgewater Building Water Damage

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deal-Churchton/Lothian specializes in mold remediation. It’s common for us to get called to commercial buildings with mold problems. Even small water damages have the potential to cause indoor air quality over time. 

As a property manager, here are a few things you can do to keep 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 discover mold.

How do Businesses Handle Cleaning Because of the Coronavirus?

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

men in ppe fogging disinfectant in a building Sanitizing with Foggers

As businesses have settled into the new normal of telework, and essential work environments, they also implement new cleaning practices. SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian has extensive experience with bio-remediation cleanup. This is something our team has done for over 40 years.

The question is, how does your local small business handle Coronavirus cleanup and sanitization?

As small business owners in Anne Arundel County, there are many resources to help you understand the COVID-19 virus. It’s important to understand the virus so you can make a plan for regular cleaning and sanitization. Click here for more information on Coronavirus in our community.

The county has many regulations regarding which businesses can reopen and how essential businesses are operating. Click here to review those guidelines.

The most important factor of opening your business is keeping your employees healthy and safe. The way you do that is by following the Anne Arundel County’s Health Department Compliance Notice. This includes cleaning and sanitizing between shifts.

However you choose to operate your business, SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian is here to help. If you have questions or would like an estimate on proactive sanitization, including our fogging procedure, please feel free to contact us.

What are the Differences Between Janitorial Services and Commercial Cleaning for COVID-19?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning image COVID-19 Cleaning

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian is being called on by numerous business and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean and sanitize their properties for COVID-19.  

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and sanitize your business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis. 

Here are 4 things that show how our cleaning is different than janitorial cleaning: 

IICRC Certified. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Not only is SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian IICRC certified as a firm, but most members of our staff carry several IICRC certifications. 

Cleaning Experts. The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets,  and tables at a minimum. Most of our cleaning tactics will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis 

The CDC also recommends regular cleaning of the following areas/items: 

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms n Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks 
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevators and Escalators
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Cleaning Products. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.  

Our proprietary cleaning agents, Benefect and Shockwave, are EPA-certified, hospital-grade disinfectants that have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) on hard, non-porus surfaces. 

We carry multiple hospital-grade disinfectants and provide our personnel with proper PPE. Not only does this protect veryone, but it also protects the building and people in it.   

Cleaning Procedures. SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian technicians are experts in infectious disease cleanup and bio-hazard cleaning. We are a member in American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA). Our proven cleaning procedures and protocols have been used to clean and sanitize rhinovirus and norovirus in the past. We are implementing similar protocols, and we are "battle tested" in regards to virus cleanup. 

Bring the professionals in! Call SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian (410) 867-3590. 

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.

BARN FIRE SAFETY

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Anne Arundel County has many barn structures. In 2016, over 60 firefighters fought a barn fire in Lothian. Howard County saw a huge barn fire in July of this year. SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian wants to ensure your barn is safe.

Agriculture remains a top industry in Maryland with 381 farms totaling 28,111 acres in Anne Arundel County alone.  Anne Arundel County has resources in place to support our county farmers and agricultural producers and meet the needs of the agricultural business community.

Many of the agricultural barns are located in Southern Anne Arundel County. Fire safety is an important part of farm life. People, animals, and property are in danger when fire breaks out on a farm. Inspect your barn and outbuildings for fire hazards to reduce the risk of tragic loss:

Heat lamps and space heaters are kept a safe distance from anything that can burn.

  • Electrical equipment is labeled for agricultural or commercial use.
  • Lightbulbs have covers to protect them from dust, moisture, and breakage.
  • Dust and cobwebs around electrical outlets and lights are removed.
  • Oily rags are stored in a closed, metal container away from heat.
  • Feed, hay, straw, and flammable liquids are stored away from the barn.
  • Exits are clearly marked and pathways are clear.

Barns are required to have certain safety equipment including:

  • ABC-type fire extinguishers near every exit and within 50 feet from any point in the barn.
  • Fire alarm system
  • Sprinkler system
  • Carbon monoxide detection system.

For more information on barn safety, contact the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC).

Is Your Property Ready for Whatever Happens?

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

hurricane image from satellite National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness and with the horrors of Hurricane Dorian fresh on everyone’s mind, SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian wants to ensure you are prepared.

Here are three tips to help you prepare:

Create an emergency kit.

  • Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Get an Emergency Ready Profile.

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing remediation work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Know what is happening in Anne Arundel County.

If disaster strikes, will you be ready?

School Construction Cleaning

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

School Restroom

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian are experts in Post-Construction Cleaning. Interior and exterior cleaning is needed after construction services. We provide debris removal services to prepare the building for interior design. During construction, buildings can trap moisture. If you think your building has a moisture issue, we will provide the help you need to eliminate moisture. Schools and Commercial buildings have trusted us with the dirty work before a grand opening or even a renovation.

We provide cleaning services to your building. Want to make an office space or classroom look brand new? Bring in our professionals to clean your carpets, upholstery, ceilings, walls, fixtures, deodorization, air duct cleaning, debris removal, and window cleaning. No job is too big or small for us.

If your property is needs Post-Construction Cleaning, give SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian a call at 410 867 3590

Fire Restoration Done Right

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Building Fire

When your office suffers a fire, the amount of damage may be the first thing on your mind. Fire damage is especially devastating for a commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Restoring your work space after a fire involves 3 restoration facets: water damage, smoke damage, and fire damage. Our goal at SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian is to get your business up and running as quickly as possible.

Technically, water is NOT part of a fire event. However, the hoses and amount of water used to extinguish a fire typically causes some sort of water damage. If this damage isn’t treated properly, the property may suffer mold damage later.

Smoke and Soot cause a large amount of damage in a property. Not only for the obvious discoloration, but for their harmful odors and contamination. Some structural framing can be treated for odor contamination, but most of the contents in a property affected by smoke and soot will need to be transported to our facility. In some cases, SERVPRO can remove odors in our ozone chamber and our Ultrasonic Cleaning Equipment can easily remove black soot that cannot be removed by human hands.

Finally, we can talk about the actual fire damage. Fires spread quickly and destroy furnishings and appliances but oftentimes, electronics can be restored to pre-fire condition. It’s important that these contents are disposed of properly. But, a very important element in fire restoration is to restore or remove the HVAC system to ensure no harmful particles will spread through the air and cause future health problems.

When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back. SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian is open 24/7 and ready for emergency service.

Commercial Spring Cleaning

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Bacteria

Are you ready to tackle Spring cleaning in your facility? It seems like every year there are serious viruses or fungi that cause panic. SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian has performed a variety of commercial cleaning projects to tackle many serious health crises including the flu and bio hazard cleanup.

There is a deadly superbug known as Candida auris (C. auris) that was found recently in New York as well as Maryland and over 600 cases were reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently added C. auris to its list of “urgent threats”. Almost half of the individuals infected with C. auris die within 90 days.

Did you know the flu can live on hard surfaces for up to 24 hours? Could you imagine how many individuals are exposed to the flu at a school with 500 students? In 2017, the CDC reported that 80,000 people died from the flu.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe offices. Call the cleanup team that is faster to any size disaster.

Is Your Business Prepared for Winter?

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile

Even the best-run businesses face risk of water, fire, natural disasters, and other damage during the winter season. SERVPRO of Edgewater/ Deale-Churchton/ Lothian can help your business prepare with an Emergency Ready Profile which can act as your business Disaster Recovery Plan.

First, here are some tips to get your building winterized. Allow cold water to drip from a faucet. Running water through a pipe—even at a trickle—helps prevent pipes from freezing. If a pipe has broken, turn off the water at the main shutoff valve, which is usually at the water meter or where the main line enters the building. Remember to turn off office space heaters in the evening to reduce your fire risk.  To reduce heating costs, invest in air conditioner covers so cold air doesn’t come into your building where the in-take is located. Use weather strips and draft blockers to keep cold air out. SERVPRO of Edgewater/ Deale-Churchton/ Lothian recommends you take the time to winterize your building before the freezing weather settles in.

But even with all the winterization, building damage may be inevitable and that’s why we encourage you to create a plan to assist your team in an emergency event. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a no-cost assessment of your facility that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.  Things like insurance information, shut off valve locations with clearly identified photographs and emergency contact and account numbers are just a few of the components of a SERVPRO ERP.   It also serves as a guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster faster.  The ERP establishes SERVPRO of Edgewater/ Deale-Churchton/ Lothian as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

While an ERP won’t completely insulate businesses from risks, a well-thought-out strategy can help minimize the impact.  Call SERVPRO of Edgewater/ Deale-Churchton/ Lothian for your FREE Emergency Ready Profile today.

How Prepared are you for Hurricane Florence?

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane Florence

How Prepared are you for Hurricane Florence?

As a business owner, insurer or property manager, you are a leader in your community and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers and community to follow. Although, Maryland is not in the direct path of Hurricane Florence, many businesses will feel the effects from this storm via heavy rain, storm surge, and high winds.

As a business, you want to ensure you have a plan to help you:

  • Stay in business
  • Encourage employees to become ready
  • Protect your investment

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian can serve your business by creating an Emergency READY Profile (ERP). The ERP will help ensure you and your business are “Ready for whatever happens.”

In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. This is a no-cost assessment.
Contact us today to establish your ERP.

Commercial Response Time

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water in hotel

When water is spilling in your building, it’s an emergency. It doesn’t matter if it’s 2:00 in the morning or 2:00 in the afternoon. SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian prides itself on a rapid response time.

Recently, we received a call from a hotel in Annapolis at 2:30 am and we were onsite cleaning up the water within 1 hour. The hotel had water leaking from a shower pipe that ruptured on the 4th floor of their facility. Unfortunately, water flowed through 3 levels and effected 11 hotel rooms. Thankfully, the on-site staff were able to stop the flow of water, and SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian was able to swiftly attack the cleanup.

The client was so happy he gave us the following review:

SERVPRO  was very quick and efficient when we had a major leak at our property. Their response time, to our property which was many miles away was within 1.5 hours (at 2:30am we called them). Their team and supervisors were quick to assess and start the clean-up processes so that no major damage occurred and they had the best attitude and hustle to get the job recovered from the flooding water leak. My hat is off to Trish Turner and her team for being OUTSTANDING in every aspect of cleaning, recovery and communication! Thanks and you all are 5 Stars.

We appreciate the kind review the client left online and we pride ourselves on being available 24-7 to help in any disaster.

Commercial Fire Safety

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile

Commercial fire is one of the common issues during the summer months. Smoke alarms are a key part of a commercial as well as a well-rehearsed fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. Here are a few fire safety tips you can implement in your building.

SAFETY TIPS

  • Install smoke alarms in every room. They should also be outside each area and on every level of the building. Install alarms in the basement.
  • Large commercial property may need extra smoke alarms in large, open rooms.
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Current alarms on the market employ different types of technology including multi-sensing, which could include smoke and carbon monoxide combined.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall.
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian provides a free Emergency Ready Profile, which includes a telephone application. This powerful resource is available to property managers, building owners, and company safety representatives.

Who you going to call?

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Not everyone is open 24/7365 like SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton-Lothian.

Who are you going to call if the power goes out?

The Power Company

Who are you going to call if your internet goes down?

The telephone Company

Who are you going to call if there is a fire?

911

These are all obvious answers to serious questions.

 Do you know who you would call if your business had a commercial water damage?

Do you know who you would call if your business had a commercial fire damage?

Do you know who you would call if your business had commercial mold damage?

Do you know who you would call if your business had a commercial bio hazard issue?

SERVPRO of Edgewater/ Deale-Churchton/Lothian at 410-867-3590 is available 24/7/365 to take care of your business.

More Flu coming to Edgewater?

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help keep the flu away with deep cleaning services.

Did you hear that the CDC is warning of second flu outbreak?

During the week ending March 17th labs were reporting a high rate of B-strain viruses.  The previous strains of the flu were predominantly A strain, so people can still get sick with this different strain. CDC is warning people to remain vigilant and seek treatment if they suspect infection.

Businesses in Edgewater can help stop the spread of flu and other infectious diseases by getting DEEP CLEAN. Daily cleaning routines are a good start, but to sanitize and restore properties to clean safe environments will give customers peace of mind.

Residents of Deale, Churchton and Lothian are concerned about staying healthy and thinking about all the places that germs might be lurking.  Where do you go on a daily basis? The grocery store, work, restaurants, the gym, movie theater, schools or the mall might be a part of your travels.  These busy populated places can be breading grounds for infectious diseases.  Make your business a place people do not hesitate to go, by calling SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian for a deep clean/sanitizing estimate.  Our services can get to that deeper level than surface clean.

Paper, Paper Everywhere

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Document Restoration is possible when you call SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian.

How much paper do you think your office uses in a day?

In a month?

In a year? 

Many businesses have made efforts to go “paperless” but paper is still a large part of many commercial businesses.  Law firms, education institutes, accountants, and medical offices all have important documents that, if lost, would devastate the business. 

Did you know there is a way to restore those documents if damaged?

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian has the capability to restore important documents using different restorative drying processes. In many water damages there is bacteria introduced to the environment. The latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing allow us to preserve and sanitize the documents most important to you. The technology we use is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration and General Services Administration. For your home or office document needs call 410.867.3590.

Who cleans those cushions?

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO cleans those cushions!

Do you ever think about what you are sitting on? In the hotel lobby, on the bus, in a conference room, or auditorium where hundreds of people have been before you.  You do not need to be a germaphobe to know that all those people have left behind something,and germs can cause health effects.

As individuals, we can wash our hands or use sanitizer to combat these leave behinds.  As commercial businesses, you too can do something to keep your property clean, Call SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian for a cleaning estimate. We have been cleaning commercial upholstery, carpets and train cushions for years to minimize visual dirt as well as those pesky germs.  These cleanings are a value add to your guests and enhance the longevity of your property.  For a free estimate call 410.647.8181 now.

What will your sign say?

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Don't let a disaster close your doors.

Almost forty percent of business do not reopen after a disaster per FEMA. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.   By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage affect your business.

Would staff know where to direct first responders?

Do your employees know your chain of command?

Do your managers know where water shut off valves are?

Thankfully, SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian can help with getting your plan underway.  Not only do we offer a FREE customized Emergency Ready Profile, we have Pre-Disaster Agreements that set us up to be on call for your fire, water, and mold damages.   

Creating a plan now is what will make the difference in what your sign will say. Call 410.647.8181 to schedule your FREE planning appointment.

Diane Whittles helps keep businesses afloat

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Keeping businesses, historical properties and residences open is a big priority for Diane.

Whether it's a coastal storm, tidal flooding or the long-term reality of sea level rise, properties and public spaces within the flood hazard area are at risk.  Even the most conservative projections indicate that we might anticipate an increase in sea level and flood elevations of nearly 4 ft. by 2100. Annapolis and the surrounding area have many historical buildings,commercial businesses and monuments in these zones.  Area leaders are working on plans to minimize the effect on our local history. Weather It Together is the Annapolis community-based planning initiative designed to adapt communities to minimize the risks associated with flooding.

Diane Whittles, owner of SERVPRO® of Annapolis/Severna Park and SERVPRO® of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian has over 40 years of experience with flooding and the effects it can have on individuals, businesses and cities.  She has seen the devastation and financial toll that water damage can have. Making every effort to help people prepare for these situations is a key component of Diane’s messaging, she would like to help people avoid disasters.   This fell right in line with the Weather It Together initiative. Each month WIT hosts a guest speaker that shares research, experiences or strategies they have been a part of.  Ellicott City leaders, Office of Emergency Management, FEMA, DNR, Historic Preservation Council and many more have all participated and collaborated to educate our community.

The collaboration doesn’t stop locally, Keeping History Above Water will be hosting its second annual conference in Annapolis, October 29-31 to share best practices, promote dialogue and engage new audiences.  Session speakers will include Dr. David Guggenheim, President, Ocean Doctor Inc., James B, Balocki, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Facilities), and Annapolis’s very own, Lisa Craig, Chief of Historic Preservation. Mrs. Whittles choose to be a sponsor of the conference to help spread awareness of flooding issues and be a resource for those who are effected by flooding and water damage.  SERVPRO has been a unique added value to WIT and the KHAW group. Their experience in post disaster assistance has helped people understand the long-term effects from flooding and the cost to recover. In partnership with KHAW and WIT Diane and her team are continuing to serve the community in which they hold so dear.

Restoring Your South County Commercial Property after a Water Damage Event

5/24/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events in South County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian

SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Have Water Damage in your business? Call us today! 410-867-3590