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Use this App to stay up to date on SEVERE weather in Perry Hall White Marsh.

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

You never know what's going to happen when it comes to weather in Maryland; protect your business and property in nottingham MD, with the FEMA App. This App allows you to get National Weather Service alerts for up to five locations  to keep you informed on-the-go. It also has information on what to do before, during and after disasters! In the midst of an emergency, the app can give you directions to open shelters nearby, help you location someone to talk to at the Disaster Recovery Center, and let you share images of damage and recovery efforts to help first responders and emergency managers. 

This app is available for download for iOS (apple) and Android at the Apple Store and Google Play Store

The difference between Washing Machine Hoses when you need to replace yours after your Parkville Carney Maryland Flood.

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Chances are, if you’re reading this right now, it’s because your washing machine hose broke, and caused a flood in your home or business of biblical proportions. If you haven’t gotten help yet, call SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh, or Call 1-800-SERVPRO for the SERVPRO in your area.

Let’s get started.

WASHING MACHINE HOSE

REINFORCED RUBBER:

Inexpensive, comes standard with all washing machines. It is reinforced with braided rayon or polyester mesh. These need to be changed every 5 years.

STEEL BRAIDED:

Mid-price, stainless steel braids make an encasement around a rubber hose. They are durable, more likely to not burst than reinforced rubber. However, if there is a kink or bend in the hose it will cause issues. Look for a hose with an elbow to prevent this.

AUTO SHUT OFF STAINLESS STEEL BRAIDED HOSE:

These are top of the line, Stainless steel braided hoses that has a shut off mechanism; it senses a difference in pressure and automatically shuts off, tremendously reduce the size of your flood.

Overview:

  • Reinforced rubber: Replace every 3-5 years, standard with washing machines. Higher failure rate.
  • Steel braided rubber hose: very strong, not very flexible, less failure rate.
  • Auto Shut off Stainless Steel Braided hose: Strong, added security, most expensive, least failure rate, contains damage.

Why SERVPRO of Perry Hall/ White Marsh? See what Google Customers have to say...

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

We Know you have a choice when selecting your water damage restoration specialist, but here are some people who chose SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh:

They did an amazing job and quick! They had come in and diagnosed what needed to be done and executed that plan within 2 hrs of arriving. I am 100% satisfied! Jeff M and Charlie worked super hard and efficiently! They kept me aware of everything they were doing and why they were doing it. I hopefully won’t have my basement flood again, but if I ever need them again, I will call them immediately! Thanks SERVPRO and especially Jeff and Charlie!

David , White Marsh

John Rappazzo and his team at SERVPRO of Perry Hall have been absolute life savers for our family multiple times. Not only is their work done right, their work ethic and value for their customers on an individual level makes them the best company to go to when emergencies strike. Over the last nearly ten years, we have had horrible luck with water damage in our basement. Every time, SERVPRO of Perry Hall is present and ready to give us our peace of mind back immediately. They are a fair, dedicated, family business that exceeds our expectations every time. We know our home is in the best hands when they come to work.

Anne, Lutherville

John Rappazzo and his crew including, Jeff, Chelsea, Ted and Stephanie have been wonderful to deal with. They are extremely responsive and did a tremendous job. You should not hesitate to use their services.

Carlos, Parkville

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Our Emergency Ready Profile App will help protect your Rosedale business.

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

No one ever plans for a disaster, but you can always prepare for it. Did you know 50% of businesses never reopen following a disaster? Preparation is key to making it through any size disaster whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your Rosedale business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. 

Advantages of the SERVPRO emergency Ready Profile

  • A no cost assessment of your facility
  • a concise profile document containing 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 your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin
  • provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information

This App is of no cost to you. It is a complimentary service that SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh will provide to you. We hope that you use us in the event of a disaster, but in the end that choice will always be yours!

Why SERVPRO of Perry/Hall White Marsh? See what yelpers have to say about us...

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

We Know you have a choice when selecting your water damage restoration specialist, but here are some people who chose SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh:

"SERVPRO [Perry Hall/White Marsh] saved our home from a major disaster. Their team arrived within an hour of our call after our toilet pipe broke off the wall.   Jeff C the crew chief assessed the initial damage and techs Chelsea and mark went to work removing affected woodwork, tile and rolling back carpeting.  Blowers and dehumidifiers were set up and the 5 day drying process began.  On the second day the owner game to check up on progress and the team removed some tile and more flooring where moisture readings continued to remain high.  Every day someone checked in with us to make sure The progress continued.  The SERVPRO team was efficient and left our water damaged areas very neat and organized.   Definitely would highly recommend Jeff, Chelsea, and Mark to come into your home!"

-Ellen, Monkton

"With all the rain we have had, my skylight leaked. SERVPRO responded quickly and took care of everything. Jeff M & Tony were always on time and very nice and helpful. I am so happy to have had a great team taking care of me while under the stress of a roof leak. THANK YOU!!!"

-Tracy, Parkville

"I would highly recommend using SERVPRO Every SERVPRO employee, John, Steph, Jeff, Chelsea, Charlie, we worked with was very professional, courteous, and answered all my questions. Thank you SERVPRO!"

-Colleen, Baltimore county

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This is why your Washing machine flooded your Kingsville Maryland home.

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

This is why your Washing machine flooded your Kingsville home.

Washing Machine: Top 10 cause of water damages in homes

One of the top 10 causes of water damages, especially in  Baltimore county homes, washing machines. According to the Institute of Business and Home Safety, Half of washing machine related residential water damages are caused by damaged water supply hoses. 

Out of this half, 78% of the machines were 11 years old or less, and 54% were between 8 and 10 years old.

What you need to do Now: Address the flooding, Call for help

If you are able to do so, turn off the water to the washing machine, call SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh (or your local SERVPRO 1-800-SERVPRO). Follow steps from What to do Until Help Arrives.

Why call for help? SERVPRO can release trapped water in unreachable areas, will take action to prevent mold growth and is accepted by ALL insurance companies. All crew members are certified by the IICRC and undergo background checks. If its small (less than 9 square feet, no contents, wood, laminate, or vinyl or carpet affected). Mop the area, move both units and make sure the wall isn’t wet. If the wall is wet, its best if you call a water restoration professional. If you decide not to, keep in mind any un seen moisture may result in mold growth.

Read what the locals say about our team on Facebook and Google

How to Prevent this in the future:

Replace your hose every 3-6 years. Check hose yearly for wear and tear, as well as during extreme weather events such as storms, and Cold Snaps. Next Blog post: How to pick a washing machine hose. 

About SERVPRO of Perry Hall/ White Marsh

Since 2001 we have been serving the Perry Hall /White Marsh community. We are accepted by all insurance companies and are a locally owned, nationally recognized water fire and mold restoration franchise. Call SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh to make your washing machine flooding "Like it Never Even Happened." 

Types of Smoke and How it Affects your home.

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that there are different types of smoke? Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure. For example, hot smoke in a room will escape to the cool air vents.

Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor. This is why smoke clean up involves deodorization of all rooms in a structure, in addition to those affected by fire.

The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process. Different smoke requires different techniques, chemicals, and cleaning applications.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

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 – SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh

410-529-1664

Safety tips for burning candles in Perry Hall Maryland.

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Candle fires cause 8,200 home fires a year, resulting in 80 deaths, 790 injuries, and 374 million dollars in property damage every year.

3/5 candle fires start when something that could burn, such as a Christmas tree, a mattress, bedding, curtains or decorations were too close to the candle.

Almost 1/5 of candle-related fires were unattended or abandoned.

While it's best to avoid candles all together, here are safety tips for use of candles.

  1. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn, this includes hand sanitizer, paper, nail polish remover, and aerosols.
  2. Never leave a candle unattended, blow out candles when you leave a room- you can always relight it when you are back in the room.
  3. Keep candles away from greens and all decorations - especially the Christmas tree or pourporri.
  4. Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  5. Don’t burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains or ½ inch if in a container. If you must burn it to the bottom, keep a trivet underneath to prevent heat damage to the surface.
  6. Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high.  The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.
  7. Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping. Scissors like these make the job easier.

6 steps to prepare your family and home a thunderstorm before it hits Nottingham md

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

6 steps to prepare your family and home a thunderstorm before it hits Nottingham md

  1. Pick a safe place in your home to gather during a thunderstorm event: make sure its away from windows, skylights, and glass doors.
  2. Make a list of items to be brought inside if a thunderstorm is on its way
  3. Make trees and shrubbery more wind tolerant by keeping them trimmed and removing damaged branches
  4. Protect your pets by making sure they are inside, or in a safe, secure barn.
  5. If you are considering installing lightning rods, consult your fire department
  6. Put together an emergency kit

Review this step-by-step plan with your family, and keep a hard copy handy for babysitters and homesitters.

Lightning Safety Tips for Nottingham Maryland.

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Although lightning can stirke anytime, the chance for lightning increases in the summer months. Stay safe with these basic tips!

  • Have a lightning safety plan, and cancel/postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are expected.
  • if you get caught outside, avoid high ground, open space, and metal objects including electric wires, fences, etc. Seek shelter in a substantial building or a fully enclosed metal vehicle
  • If you are indoors, stay away from doors and windows. Do not use the telephone. Consider unplugging computers, power tools, and T.V. sets. Lightning may strike exterior electric/phone lines which may induce shock to inside equipment.

About SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh

SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh is part of a network of over 1,700 franchises, who are all ready to help in the event of a fire, water or mold loss. SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh has been serving the communities of the north easter Baltimore county region since 2001 and are approved by all insurance companies.