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Why SERVPRO?

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

When your looking for a mitigation company you ask yourself so many questions when choosing a company. The problem is that when an emergency comes up we don't have time to interview companies. 

Good thing is that SERVPRO can be all of what you need. Just look to our website for any information you need. Just knowing our name is top in the industry might be all you need. 

Most people want a professional team. We know that there are people who can show up in a van and tell you they can help you, but can they back it up with over 50 years of industry know-how? Do they have certifications to make sure the job is done right? SERVPRO even has  warranties and all our crews are trained and background checked. You can rest easy knowing that we are The Professionals. SERVPRO works will all the top insurance agencies. We will work with your adjusters to make sure your are taken care of. 

SERVPRO has been around since 1967. As most people can tell you, longevity most often means stability.

You want a company that sets the standards and continues to learn the best practices. When you stop learning, your business will whither away and die. SERVPRO isn't going anywhere and won't stop learning the newest techniques.

With over 1700 franchies, there is always someone to help your hometown.  SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is proud to be here to help.

24/7/365 . Just call 410-637-3433

Getting your business back in action.

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is dedicated to getting your business back up and running as quickly as possible and lays out a detailed plan of how we will get you there.

We will work when you need us to, to keep business interruption at a minimal.

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor works for your company and works with commercial structures all the time. We know every business is uniques and work with you for the best outcomes in the most timely matter. SERVPRO always has your best interest in mind. We will keep your updated daily throughout the process.

You can rest assured knowing our staff is awaiting your call and is happy to help you. 410-637-3433 SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is always Ready for Whatever Happens.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

We must be proactive.

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Workers in protective gear. Photo from the Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8101757/Clean-crews-arrive-Washington-care-home-linked-coronavirus-deaths-cases.

As we have seen the possibilty becoming a reality. You can lean on on us at SERVPRO, even more. Our message of "We are here to help" has never been more true.

SERVPRO is helping to contain this new pandemic and mitigate the impact on our neighbors.

One of the widely known and one of the hardest hit facilities is in Kirkland, Washington. The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team has been on site to control the situation. https://bit.ly/3aQh04K

It is important to note that the cleaning methods need to be more sophisticated and effective with this level of Bioremediation than just wiping hard surfaces with disinfectant. Health comes first and with the use of PPE and protective masks, our teams adhere to OSHA and CDC guidelines.

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor will use the fogging methods to more deeply disinfect. SERVPROxide, the hospital-grade disinfectant, is released from the fogger, and its particles adhere strongly to surfaces and objects. The procedure must ensure that all surfaces including walls, doors, floors, and ceilings are uniformly coated. Instead, we follow our initial fogging with a wiping of all surfaces followed by a further fogging round. It is an extreme and comprehensive disinfection process, which should be the norm when dealing with this magnitude of a virus hazard.

Our team is ready to assist with preventive or post-contamination.

In describing "Proactive," we would say that means as cleaning when no person is suspected of being exposed to COVID-19. It would be a smaller area of study since no verified case has been identified.

If there was exposure to anyone suspected of either testing positively for COVID-19 or being subjected to someone displaying symptoms in your facility, we call this "post-contamination" cleaning. In this situation, the scope of work and the required safety measures will increase.

Call SERVPR of Baltimore's Inner Harbor with any questions. 410-637-3433

Call us when you need more than a bucket and a mop :)

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is ready when one thing leads to another.

The situation might look like this: You had a water loss and did not discover it for a few days. You might just call a team in that does water extraction. Only when they do the extraction, you notice there is not mold. They might have the certification to remove mold. Then you call someone that does mold remediation but they have to demo the area. Well of course now you need a company to do the rebuild from that demo. I think you're getting the idea how one thing can lead to another.

Here's the good thing. If SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor was called we could have help with all aspects of the loss. No need for other companies. We have the teams that can do the work and take care of anything that is discoed along the way. 

We can do all those things mentioned as well as many other. We even do pack outs and storage  for clients.

Call SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor 410-6373433 and know that we can be there for you no matter what happens and if one thing leads to another. 

Mitigation requires quick action.

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor will arrive to your home or business quickly, trained and equipped to help people regain control of their lives.

Naturally people become distressed when they experience a loss. One of the most common fear is the loss of control. Our quick response can help ease this fear. 

SERVPRO's guideline is to respond to the insured to arrange service within an hour. SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is always exceeding that guideline of an hour. Call directly to our office. 410-637-3433 and speak to a live person.  

Within 4 hours is the guideline to be on site. Again depending on location SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is more than likely going to be there sooner than that to help.

Within 8 business hours of on-site arrival, a verback briefing of the scope will be communicated to the adjuster. 

SERVPRO works direcly with the insured's adjuster and make the process of the claim work easy on the assured. SERVPRO can help with the whole process. 

Let SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor be there to help you get your life under control if a loss occurs with you. 

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You always, always need the right equipment.

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor knows that using the proper equipment makes a difference. When time matters and it does when reducing claim loss expense, you can count on us to have the right technology and equipment to get the job done.

For example, one of the most common losses is a water loss. Here is some information on the drying process. 

Psychrometrics is the study of the air and its properties. The properties of temperature, humidity and vapor pressure. Dew points are measured to evaluate air conditions in the structure. These measurements allow for SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor to create the proper stmosphere for the most effective drying.

There is a science to drying everything properly.

The detection equipment used is always the most current in the industry. 

Moisture Sensors, Moisture Meters, Thermo-hygrometers, Infrared Cameras, and Manometers are some the detection equipment.

Estraction Equipment, Air Moving Equipment, Dehumdification Equipment, Deodorization Equipment are all used in the drying process. 

 When it comes to drying we take it seriously.

Call SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. We are here to help. 410-637-3433

Did you know?

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know wet materials start developing very serious problems, under the right conditions, in as little as 24 hours? Mold being one thing that can happen.

Did you know there are 3 types of water?

Clean water= this is usually from rain, condensation, leaking pipe to name a few. This water poses very little health problems with the clean up.

Grey water= this is slightly dirty water. Some examples are water from dishwasher, washing machines, and  clean toliets. You would want to wear protective gear to sheild you when cleaning up.

Black water= This water can be from sewage, flooding from rivers etc. It does not have to be black in color as the name suggests. This type can pose serious health problems when cleaning it up. This clean up should really be left to professionals. 

Did you know that if you find mold, whether it's been growing a short time or a long time, you need to be careful. Shut down any air flow and call a professional. If it is a small area, you can try to cut it out, bag it, and throw it away immediately.

Did you know that getting the water out is just the beginning. You need to also have the area dried right away using fans and or large capacity dehumidifiers. 

Did you know that porous materials, like carpet,insulation, carpet padding, fabric and similar items more than likely have to be thrown away. Water will permanently damage many of these things. 

Did you know that SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is an expert in water clean up. Call us if you have a water loss. We are here to help 24/7.

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Are you ready for a Winter Storm?

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Are you ready for a storm? You can be with 3 simple steps.

1)Build kits. These kits should be for different situations.  Kits for loss of power, kits for evacating or staying. Always, you should have at least 3 days of non-perishable food and water for everyone in your home or office. Don't forget pets.

You should have go kits for winter evacuations. Make a list of important things you will need to bring and have them ready in one place. Don't forget pets , have carring cases for all of them. 

2)Have a plan and PRACTICE it. Having a plan is great but if your family or employee don't know about it and haven't practiced it, failure can happen. 

3)Knowing winter weather hazards and where to find resources to prepare is vital to protecting your property and those you love. Keep on top of winter weather warning. Look up local resources before the storm hits. Be prepared for the worst before it happens so things will turn out for the best. 

Can you protect your home from a wildfire?

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

In recent years it seems like there are more wild fires then ever. 

Right now Australia is going through a devastating fire right now. 

Many times we have no control if we are going to lose our home to a wildfire but there are things we can do to prepare and hopefully at times save our home.

So be prepred.  Create a defensible space around your home. Keep at least 30 feet between yohbur home and your potential sources.

Clean and remove all dead and dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters.

Create a seperation between trees, shrubs and items that would catch fire. These could be things like patio furniture, wood piles , swing sets etc.

If there is a wildfire in the area be prepared.

Stay aware of the latest news and updates from your local media and fire department.

Get your family, home and pets prepared to evacuate.

Place an emergency supply kit and other valuables in your vehicle.

Close and protect your home’s openings, these could be the attic and basement doors and vents, windows, garage doors and pet doors to prevent embers from penetrating your home.

Connect garden hoses and fill any pools, hot tubs, garbage cans, tubs, or other large containers with water. 

Leave as early as possible, before you’re told to evacuate.  

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is here to help. Please be safe!

410-637-3433

New Year, New Chance to get it right!

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

2020 is here. The New Year Begins!!! This is a great opportunity to get things organized and protected as well. It's a great time to plan ahead for the not-so-good things, Fire and Water damage.

Make on of your resolutions to have your business protected. Call SERVPRO of Howard County to lean more aobut our Emergency Ready Profile that will help ensure your business is ready for whatever happens in 2020.

There are so many advantages of the SERVPRO ERP.

Here are a few:

  • No-cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise profile document containing on the mosts critical information needed about your business and building structure in the event of an emergency.
  • Provides facility details, such as shutoof vlave locaitons, priority areas, and priority contact information.
  • Assessible electronically
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Howard County as your fanchise professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is here to help get you prepared. Call us at 410-637-3433