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Storms and Insurance

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

One of the most expensive things you will ever own is your home. We all try and try to keep up with things but there are things we just can't expect and plan on at times. Storms can be one of them.

The first thing to note is to make sure that your insurance covers all that you think it does. Did you know that water that enters your home from the bottom up (flooding) isn’t covered by homeowners insurance? You can usually get coverage for it but it typically does not come standard. For people living on flood plains, adding flood insurance is common practice. Most people don't know that neither flood insurance nor a homeowner’s policy covers sump pump failure though.

Avoid the stress associated with sewer back-ups, seepage issues, or flood waters by purchasing targeted pump failure insurance coverage. We have seen people taken by complete surprise finding out that they don't have the coverage that they thought they did.

Having a conversation with your insurance agent is one of the best things you can do to protect your home. Know what coverage you have and don't have so your not  taken by surprise when a storm rolls in!

Water Damage - It's not your Fault!

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Sometimes, water damage isn’t your fault at all. And by sometimes, we mean oftentimes. Water can seep into your home or business from all sorts of outlandish sources! From a freak accident in your pipes involving an unknown wild animal, to a neighborhood wide pipeline-burst all the way down the street. Just because we do everything right and take all the necessary precautions doesn’t mean that water can’t find a way to make our lives difficult.

The tricky thing about water damage however, is that if left alone for a period of time (which is different depending on the severity of the damage), it can continue to get worse. Water damage is not the kind of damage that likes to come and go, it would much rather come and stay! So even if you’ve cleaned out your gutters, sealed all the joints in your pipes, and double checked the strength of that 55 gallon fish tank in your living room, you should still be ready to eliminate the damage as soon as possible if it ever occurs. SERVPRO of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is ready to help 24/7 and will be there whenever you need us! Don’t let unexpected water damage continue to deteriorate your space, give us a call! (410) 637-3433.

Murphy's Law

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

If there’s one thing we can all agree on right now, it’s that this pandemic stinks. We have all had to adjust in one way or another and for some of us, that adjusting has been much more difficult than others. Many small business owners who once welcomed friendly customers into their shops with open arms just a few months ago are now struggling just to pay their monthly bills. The absolute last thing that a business owners needs right now is a disaster to strike their commercial property.

Here at SERVPRO of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, we know that unfortunate things like this do happen and they have the potential to ruin the livelihoods of certain people. We don’t want to see anybody in our neighborhood suffer from Murphy’s law, that’s why our trained professionals are here to mitigate any damage done to your commercial property in a thorough, efficient, and timely manner. Our team is ready to help you whenever you need us, no matter what the circumstance.

We are the kind of company that hopes that you never have to experience a disaster emergency, but if you do, we will be there helping you get your business and life back in order! We are open 24/7 and we are ready to help! (410) 637-3433.

Don't Let Water Stay Stagnant

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Mitigation companies talk about how water damage typically gets worse and worse if left untreated, but what exactly does that mean? How can damage that’s already so bad get any worse? For starters, water damage is not like fire damage. Once a fire is completely put out, the damage is what it is (in most cases). When water soaks into your floor or floods your home, it continues to deteriorate whatever it is touching. Even if you think that you’ve sucked up all the water and your carpet is dry, there is mostly likely trace amounts of water keeping your foundation damp and causing further issues underneath your home.

If left untreated, water can lead to mold and mildew growth. This is an entirely different kind of damage that can lead to major health effects and needs to be removed by separate means. Additionally, as water stays stagnant in an area and continues to dilapidate your foundation, it can make parts of your home unstable and unsafe. Rotted wood is not stable and as we all know, water can very easily cause wood to rot.

If you think there may be water in your home, call us for an inspection! Our team is here for all of your water removal needs, so don’t hesitate to contact us so you can relax knowing that your space is safe and dry.

Clean your Kitchen!

8/1/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that a vast majority of all fires in the home are started in the kitchen? It makes sense when you think about it, but the reasons for these fires sometimes have simpler solutions than you may think! Many fires are started simply by means of messiness. If food is near your toaster oven or a flammable liquid spills near your stove top, you have a potential fire on your hands! So, what’s the solution to these sticky situation? CLEAN!!!

Simply scrubbing your appliances (while they are turned off and unplugged, of course) or wiping down dry surfaces can save your home from disaster! Also, be sure to strategically place any food or cardboard boxes so that they are not able to catch on fire by a nearby source!

Even though SERVPRO of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is always here for you and ready to help with any fire disaster, we would much rather know the wonderful residents of Baltimore stay safe and avoid any and all disasters! So be sure to keep your kitchen spick and span to help prevent future potential fires in your home!

The Problem with Water Damage

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

The problem with water damage is that it’s not like most other damage. When a fire ignites in your house, there are many signs that your house is burning. When an earthquake shakes underneath your office building, you know there is something going on. Most damage happens suddenly and will cause immediate damage.

Water damage can create a sudden, major disaster, or it can sit places for a long time and become a slow moving, silent destructive force. Water will find its way just about anywhere, and when the quantity of water and the force behind the water is great enough, the chance of it causing a disaster sooner or later can be very high! With all the storms and flash flood warnings happening recently, we must all stay vigilant and protect our homes!

If you need an inspection of your home or office to prevent water damage or if you need restoration work done on your space, you know exactly who you can trust. SERVPRO of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is here for you 24/7, and we are ready to take on any mitigation task!

Giving you Peace of Mind

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

With all these crazy flash floods (or flash flood warnings) happening in the Baltimore area recently, it’s hard to know whether your home or office is safe from water damage. Water can get into places that you would never expect and can cause damage that you never even knew existed! Damage over time can sometimes be worse than immediate damage because it becomes deep-rooted and can harm the actual foundations or supports of certain structures.

Don’t let something as simple as water affect your daily routine. The last thing we ever want to see is anybody suffering from water damage (or any damage for that matter) during this coronavirus pandemic. We care about our city and we care about you, that’s why SERVPRO of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is dedicated to giving you peace of mind through our 24/7 restorative services. Feel free to give us a call any time and we will be ready to send out a crew of our professionally trained staff members to inspect or restore your home or office! (410) 637-3433.

Breaking Heat Records!

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

The heat lately has been unbelievable!! According to meteorologists, Maryland has broken a record for the most days in a row above 90 degrees! And I’m sure you can guess what comes with extreme heat: fire. Maryland is notorious for wild weather changes, so on those days where the air becomes dry out of nowhere, our homes and offices become particularly susceptible to fires.

Fires usually come without any warning whatsoever and can severely damage your space in an instant. Unlike weather related disasters, there is no news station or website you can visit that will tell you if a fire is about to hit your home. For this reason, it’s extremely important that you have a reliable and local service that can come to your rescue if disaster strikes!

SERVPRO of Baltimore’s Inner harbor is ready for any fire disaster you may undergo, whether it’s a spark or a meltdown. You can trust us to come and restore your space back to its former glory and make it "Like it never even happened." Give us a call any time and our professionally trained staff members will be there to help you with any of your mitigation needs! (410) 637-3433.

Storm Season!

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Guess what folks? Summer is here and it is storm season! For those of you who are new to Maryland and still trying to figure out our crazy whether, you probably shouldn't waste your energy on trying! Maryland is an unpredictable state and whether patterns can be completely erratic. Because of this, we get almost every variety of storm, and each one can affect YOUR property differently.

Whether a storm comes with heavy wind, rain, hail, lightning, or any other unpredictable factor, SERVPRO of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will be there to help you. Storms can come at any time of the night or day, so you need a reliable service with professionally trained staff, ready to get your life back in order right away. Here at SERVPRO of  Baltimore's Inner Harbor, we are open 24/7 and will be there for you no matter what.

As storm season continues to waltz its way through our neighborhoods, there's one name you can trust to restore your property and give you peace of mind. Give us a call any time at (410) 637-3433. Did I mention we're always open?

Let's Talk About Storms

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Here's the thing, different storms come with different types of damage. This damage isn't unique to its respective storm, but is highly more likely to happen, given the environmental impacts. Here's a quick list of each type of storm we might face this summer in Baltimore and the damage it can bring along. Don't worry, SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor will be there to fix up any and all of the issues you might face during this storm season!

  • Rainstorm: can cause water damage, including flooding
  • Electrical storm: lightning can cause fire damage and other explosive damage to your roof, siding, etc.
  • Windstorm: can cause damage to the outside of your house via projectile debris or even falling trees
  • Flash flood: can cause major water damage, typically worse than a rainstorm
  • Hurricane: A very extreme and severe combination of all the above. Damage can range from mild to utter devastation.

There are plenty of other types of storms, such as blizzards and tropical storms, but those are much less likely to hit the Baltimore area during this season. At least, we hope! If any type of storm or natural disaster affects your home or business, SERVPRO of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will be there and we will be ready to clean up the mess. Give us a call any time at (410) 637-3433, we’re open 24/7!