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4 Things to know about Home Fires in Rosdale MD!

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Timing is everythingt, in just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

Learn About Fires

  • Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a serious fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames - impairing vision and breathing.
  • Fire is HOT! Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin. Always crawl on the floor!
  • Fire is DARK! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.
  • Fire is Scary! Smoke is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that  disorient you. asphyxiation (suffocation) is the leading cause of death from home related fires.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services for Rosedale and Rossville MD

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 410-529-1664

Source: https://www.ready.gov/home-fires

Mold Prevention Tips for Parkville Carney MD

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Prevention Tips for Parkville county MD!


  • Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in the building envelope as soon as possible.
  • Watch for condensation and wet spots. Fix source(s) of moisture problem(s) as soon as possible.
  • Prevent moisture due to condensation by increasing surface temperature or reducing the moisture level in air (humidity).
  • To increase surface temperature, insulate or increase air circulation.
  • To reduce the moisture level in air, repair leaks, increase ventilation (if outside air is cold and dry), or dehumidify (if outdoor air is warm and humid).
  • Keep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed.
  • Vent moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible.
  • Maintain low indoor humidity, below 60% relative humidity (RH), ideally 30-50%, if possible.
  • Perform regular building/HVAC inspections and maintenance as scheduled.
  • Clean and dry wet or damp spots within 48 hours.
  • Don't let foundations stay wet. Provide drainage and slope the ground away from the foundation.

Source - http://www.epa.gov/mold/mold_remediation.html

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

When Storms or Floods hit Rossville Maryland business SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh is ready!

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

When Storms or Floods hit Rossville Maryland business SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh is ready!

SERVPRO ofPerry Hall/White Marsh specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your business to its pre-storm condition so you can keep your business open.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. When storms hit your Rossville Maryland business we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We also team up with other SERVPRO’s if the loss is very large. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 410-529-1664

Soot Terminology: 5 types of soot and what it means in relationship to your Rogers Forge Maryland home fire

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

  • Wet Soot
    • Oxygen starved, smoldering fires, low heat
    • High moisture content
    • Plastics, rubber and oils
    • Pungent/Acrid odors
    • Sticky and smeary residues
  • Dry Soot
    • Oxygen rich, hot fires
    • Natural materials
    • Fast-burning and high heat
    • Lighter soot particles
    • Hotter fires cause more damage to surfaces
    • Odor less intense than ‘Wet Smoke’
  • Fuel Oil Soot
    • Puff backs
    • Odor varies from very light to heavy
    • Attaches to every surface
  • Causes
    • Poorly maintained systems
    • Cracked heat exchanger
    • Internal combustion or minor explosion in heating system
  • Protein Soot
    • Food, typically overcooked meat.
    • Extremely pungent and long-lasting odors
    • Residue virtually invisible
    • Clings to all surfaces
    • Requires extensive cleaning to remove residues and achieve deodorization

 SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh is equipped with the knowledge and technology to clean all types of soot. We are also approved by all insurance companies and if we can't reach you, we will send you to another SERVPRO who can, saving you time and frustration. We are located in the Baltimore county area, in rossville and have been in business since 2001 and have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating!

Spring Cleaning!

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

April showers bring May flowers, and also a good chance to spruce up your home!

Spring is a great time to sweep those winter blues away and say hello to longer days. SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh is here to help.

In addition to Carpet cleaning, we also do upholstery cleaning as well as soda blasting. Your local SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh is trained to use state of the art equipment to remove soils hiding deep within your carpet, tile, as well as stain removal and deodorization.

A clean environment, is a healthy environment. Improve your living and work spaces this sprig. If you need a little help, don't worry! SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh has all the tools you need to make your home and business sparkle and shine!

Tips on how to prevent mold in your Loch Raven bathroom

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Bathrooms are a common place for mold to occur in your home. Here are some tips on how to avoid mold in your Loch Raven bathroom. 


Tips on how to prevent Bathroom Mold



  • Use exhaust fans to remove moisture to the outside (not into the attic).

  • Use area rugs, which can be taken up and washed often instead of wall-to-wall carpeting.

  • Check for leaks around basins and tubs and have them repaired if necessary.

  • Open a window when showering.

  • Avoid leaving damp towels on the floor or in laundry hamper.


 


About Our Mold Remediation Services


SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.


If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 410-529-1664


 

7 things to do to prepare for a Major blizzard event in White Marsh Maryland

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

White Marsh has experienced major blizzard (hello Snow-maggeden) damage in recent years. Here are some tips we recommend to keep yourself safe during a winter storm event.

  1. Buy non-perishable food and build an emergency kit; supplement with winter gear such as gloves, scarves, blankets, pocket warmers.
  2. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a severe blizzard.
  3. Stay indoors if blistering wind, and artic temps are affecting your area. Keep pets inside as well until the blizzard has passed.
  4. Secure objects that could blow away or cause damage (trash cans, toys)
  5. Keep salt and kitty litter near your door so you can create safe walkways. Remember salt stops working at 10 degrees.
  6. Keep your home warm by blocking drafty windows, and make sure your fire place is cleaned and inspected every year in case you need to build a fire for heat.

Dangers of Extreme Cold in Towson Maryland

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

According to the National Weather Service, $2.84 million dollars of property damage was caused by extreme cold in 2015. Even scarier? 53 people died and 3 were injured due to extreme cold the same year. It is important to be aware of the impact of extremely cold temperatures can have on you. The two main conditions to be aware of are frostbite and hypothermia.

Frostbite is caused when your skin is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Physical symptoms are white or grayish-yellow skin, Skin that’s feels unusually firm, or waxy numbness.

Hypothermia is when your body temperature falls to an abnormally low temperature, caused from long exposure to cold weather. Signs of hypothermia include: shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, and drowsiness. If someone’s body temperature is below 95 degrees Fahrenheit, seek medical attention immediately. To avoid these conditions, stay indoors if possible. If not dress warm in layers and try to keep dry!

9 ways a sump pump can fail and flood your Loch Raven Maryland home

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

9 ways a Sump pump can fail and flood your Loch Raven Maryland home

A ‘sump pump’ is ‘a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a water collecting sump basin, commonly found in the basement of homes’. For the most part, sump pumps are relatively ‘unnecessary’, but when an emergency arises, you’ll be grateful you had it. A sump pump can easily avoid the crisis of having a flooded basement by draining all excess water back outside. However, when it fails, it’ll cost you a basement and thousands of dollars in water damage.

How does a sump pump fail?

  1. improper Installation or the size of the pump is too small.
  2. Power Failure
  3. Problems With The Switch (stuck from debris)
  4. The Discharge Lines Are Frozen Or Clogged
  5. Age (to prevent, replace every 7-10 years)
  6. There Is no Air relief hole in discharge Line
  7. Gravel or Dirt is interfering with the sump pumps switch and float arm.
  8. Lack of Maintenance
  9. Defective Product

About SERVPRO of of Perry Hall/White Marsh

SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Perry Hall Business Owners: We Specialize in Flooded Business Cleanup and Restoration!

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

A business can have a flood at any time, although water damage most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to water intrusion because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level – this is also where busineses typically store important documents and inventory. There are a number of reasons why your Rosedale business could flood, including:

  •  A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface Fire to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Fire supply-line break or hot-Fire tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about business Flooding?

Call Today - 410-529-1664

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your business's structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. Not only that but the damage to inventory and important documents could be dramatic and irreversible.

The bottom line: a flooded business can jeopardize your health, safety, and your business’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Business Specialists:

  •  We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Business Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 410-529-1664