Recent Commercial Posts

No Business is out of our League

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

If you are a Commercial Property Manager you want to know if your large building can be handled if a large loss occurs, rest assured knowing that SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is ready and able to handle any type of loss in any type of building!

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is proud to be part of the large loss division of SERVPRO. The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

Contact the Commercial Fire and Water damage experts at SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor when you discover damage at your business. Call (410) 637-3433 to set up an appointment for an inspection, an Emergency Ready Profile, and consultation.

Business as Usual After Water Damage

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events affecting Baltimore 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 Baltimore's Inner Harbor

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor 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.

What to Expect

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

Your business has had a water loss. What can you expect when you give SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor a call? Every loss is unique but this is basically what you might see happen. 

First SERVPRO will inspect the site. Our professional staff will review and inspect and answer all questions before beginning work. We will be there that day or night when the loss occurs. 

Emergency SVC's will begin. This will look like extracting to get the excess water out and preparing the site for drying. Our equipment will be placed and monitored during the drying process. You will informed of readings all along the process.

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor will be able to repair structural materials, reinstall carpets and flooring, following with cleaning affected areas of the property and contents. 

A final walk through of your site will take place to make sure that everything is back to where it was before the loss. 

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor

(410) 637-3433

Urgent and Immediate!

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

Disasters can strike your commercial property while you are sleeping! We understand the urgency for immediate repairs and can act fast to help minimize further damage. SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harboremergency response helpline is always open and standing by to take your phone call 24/7!
 
Regardless of the cause, we will fast respond and help you assess problems or issues the water damage produced and start the mitigation and recovery process. Before emergency repairs are started, we remove any salvageable items, assess the extent of the damage and contamination to put together a repair plan.
 

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor has professionals with the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, we will respond fast to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor provides a wide scope of services. Some are biohazard cleanup and removal, general construction for rebuilding and remodeling structures. Those are in addition to the fire, water and mold cleanup and restoration services you may already be familiar with. Below is a list of some of our services offered.

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
    Upholstery and Drapes: Wet and Dry Cleaning Methods

If you are unsure if we can help with an issue you are having, give us a call at 

Disasters can strike your commercial property while you are sleeping! We understand the urgency for immediate repairs and can act fast to help minimize further damage. SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor emergency response helpline is always open and standing by to take your phone call 24/7!
 
Regardless of the cause, we will fast respond and help you assess problems or issues the water damage produced and start the mitigation and recovery process. Before emergency repairs are started, we remove any salvageable items, assess the extent of the damage and contamination to put together a repair plan.
 
SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor has professionals with the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, we will respond fast to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor provides a wide scope of services. Some are biohazard cleanup and removal, general construction for rebuilding and remodeling structures. Those are in addition to the fire, water and mold cleanup and restoration services you may already be familiar with. Below is a list of some of our services offered.

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
    Upholstery and Drapes: Wet and Dry Cleaning Methods

If you are unsure if we can help with an issue you are having, give us a call at (410) 637-3433 today!

Make sure your Employees are Fire Ready

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

Smart Fire Prevention Practices for Maryland Businesses

    • Hold meetings to educate your employees on emergency evacuation plans.
    • Familiarize and train employees on how to use fire extinguishers and other fire-fighting tools.
    • Stage a fire drill at least once a year.
    • Clearly mark emergency exits and escape routes, and keep them unobstructed at all times.
    • Provide a minimum of one 2A 10BC-rated fire extinguisher for every 75 feet of travel distance within every 6,000 square feet. Mount fire extinguishers on the wall, three to five feet from the floor.
    • Provide quarterly maintenance and 5-year certification of your fire sprinkler system.
    • Remove trash and waste paper from the office on a regular basis.
    • Keep the furnace room, electrical rooms, and spaces below stairwells clear—never use them for storage.
    • Place heat-generating appliances such as copiers, heaters, and coffee makers away from combustible materials.
    • Keep your workspace and equipment well ventilated and clean—especially clear of oil and dust.
    • Do not use electrical equipment when flammable gases, vapors, liquids, dust, or fibers are present.
    • Check to make sure your circuits are not overloaded.
    • Maintain free access to all electrical control panels. Material or equipment stored in front of the panels will slow down power shut-downs in an emergency situation.
    • Use extension cords ONLY for temporary wiring.
    • Replace any damaged or missing electrical components, including the covers on all plates.
    • Identify each circuit breaker in an electrical panel and install blanks for missing circuit breakers.
    • Clearly label the contents of all compressed gas cylinders. Chain or nest cylinders to prevent them from falling over.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor (410) 637-3433 to have us do a complete ERP (Emergency Response Plan) for your business.

The Complexities of Flooding

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in Baltimore 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 Baltimore's Inner Harbor

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor 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.

Keeping Dry

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Summer is certainly on the way, and with it will come those warm temperatures.

What does that mean for your business?

Well, a majority of businesses consider summer to be their busy season. If you're one of those businesses, you know that damage or a loss in your facility can cost you time that your business can't afford to lose.

Avoiding mold damage can be simple, especially when it comes to air conditioning condensation lines.

When the warm weather is here, we know your employees are turning up the AC and making it work overtime with them. This extra work for the air conditioner could lead to leaks in the condensation lines, which can potentially feed hidden mold. Not only is mold inconvenient to your business, it can carry health effects. And for those reasons, the U.S. EPA recommends routinely inspecting your HVAC units. Depending on how large your business is, there might be more than one in your facility.

When you inspect these units/systems, you shouldn't only be looking for mold. It's important to check for moisture or any dripping. No matter how little the amount of water may seem, mold starts on a microscopic level. It doesn't take that much liquid to keep mold alive and thriving!

If you think you find mold in your commercial property, it's important to proceed with caution.

Better yet, call our professional crews in and we will take care of drying out any moisture and removing any mold you find or even if you're just suspicious of mold. Remember that mold carries risks and if you don't know what you're doing, it can be incredibly dangerous.

That's why our specially trained teams are here to help!

Disaster Without a Warning

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Far too often, disaster can strike without even the slightest warning. We know how important it is for your business to not be bogged down by unforeseen circumstances. You already know how important it is to be prepared for anything that could happen to your home, whether it be fire, water, mold, or storm damage. Have you applied the same thought to your business? If not, keep reading for tips on how to best protect and prepare for commercial risks.

While each situation is unique and deserves personalized care, careful planning and procedures can keep you ready no matter what. Over 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster. You don't have to be another statistic. Here's how:

Be informed.

Learn what kind of emergencies can affect not only your company, but your industry. 

Develop a business continuity plan.

Make a list of which staff, procedures and equipment are absolutely vital for continued operation. Make a list of backups for that list. Have a plan for what to do if you are unable to access your office/facility. Have a plan for what you'll do if your industry suppliers are impacted, or what you'll do during utility disruptions.

Prepare a finite emergency plan.

Make an evacuation and a shelter-in-place plan. Form a communications plan for you and your employees for before, during, and after any emergency incident. Make copies of building and site maps, on those maps be sure to mark off utilities and emergency exit routes. It is especially helpful if your employees are trained for medical emergencies.

Practice your emergency plans.

Practice your plan, at the bare minimum, once a year. If there are other businesses in your building/facility, try to coordinate with them to plan and practice for emergencies.

Review your insurance coverage.

Make sure your insurance covers your for the disasters your company is at risk for suffering from.

Secure your facility and equipment.

Secure all the ways people, products, and supplies enter and exit your building. Conduct a walk-through to see if anything needs to be strapped down. Unsecured equipment can make a bad situation even worse, in terms of secondary damage.

Promote family and individual preparedness.

Encourage your employees to make personal emergency plans and supply kits.

Preparedness doesn't need to be daunting, as long as you give yourself enough time to plan. SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor can also provide a free ERP plan for your business. (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.

Is your building Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Things have changed with Covid-19. Our standards of cleaning have changed since this pandemic has started worldwide. 

Commercial buildings normally have a high standard of cleaning but now it's higher than ever. 

SERVPRO is here to help with the new level of clean. SERVPRO of Howard County knows how important it is to assure commercial businesses that the health and safety of their customers comes first. 

CSC demonstrates that commitment. When a business has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned it will be up to the new standard. This type of cleaning will separate your business from others. 

This is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial cleaning . This is pro-active viral pathogen cleaning. 

Businesses can't afford to not have this program. When your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, your clients will have a better piece of mind when doing business there. 

There will property signage, digital emblems and other collateral.

Are you ready. Call SERVPRO of Howard County 410-465-7333

Commercial disaster can happen anytime.

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Disasters can strike your commercial property while you are sleeping! We understand the urgency for immediate repairs and can act fast to help minimize further damage. SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor's emergency response helpline is always open and standing by to take your phone call 24/7!
 
Regardless of the cause, we will fast respond and help you assess problems or issues the water damage produced and start the mitigation and recovery process. Before emergency repairs are started, we remove any salvageable items, assess the extent of the damage and contamination to put together a repair plan.
 
SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor has professionals with the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, we will respond fast to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harborprovides a wide scope of services. Some are biohazard cleanup and removal, general construction for rebuilding and remodeling structures. Those are in addition to the fire, water and mold cleanup and restoration services you may already be familiar with. Below is a list of some of our services offered.

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Care
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization
    Upholstery and Drapes: Wet and Dry Cleaning Methods

If you are unsure if we can help with an issue you are having, give us a call at (410) 637-3433 today!

Do you really need to demo?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

While terms like demolition might not be what you want to hear when you own a business, this mitigation step is often one of the most important actions that ultimately saves time and money on restoration. This decision is not one that gets made lightly, however. 

It is always the objective of our SERVPRO team to restore before replacement when it is cost-efficient.Controlled demolition is done meticulously, only removing the portions of materials too severely impacted to restore. 

While much of your stock and inventory can be damaged by standing or spreading water, many of your shop's structural elements can also be damaged with saturation. Some of the most sensitive materials might include: 

  • Drywall
  • Wood Flooring
  • Shelving
  • Clothing
  • Ceiling Tiles 
  • Carpets

No matter how damaging that water loss might be to your business, or when controlled demolition might be necessary,  SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor can help. We have a full-service approach from restoration to reconstruction. Call us today at (401) 647-3433

Commercial Cleaning without business interruption.

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

You might see SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor on a Sunday morning visiting a commercial client for a monthly facility cleaning. Some clients require we clean the premises outside of their regular business hours when they are closed and there are no employees in the building. Did you even know SERVPRO provides scheduled cleaning services? Most people are not aware of this service and assume we only handle disaster restoration clean-up after a flood, storm or fire. But our general cleaning services are second to none. Our technicians are professionally trained and have access to a vast array of SERVPRO equipment, cleaning solutions and techniques. If your business is in need of a weekly, monthly, annually or even one-time cleaning services we can help! Our professionally trained cleaning technicians can handle any industry, such as commercial, industrial, service businesses, warehouses, government buildings and more. Schedule your cleaning today! Call SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor for an estimate 410-647-3433

Is your business prepared?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Surviving a big commercial property loss successfully takes planning. Sadly a fire, storm, or water damage can occur without warning and being prepared is critical.

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is here with a plan to get your business prepared. 

ERP - The Emergency Response Plan 

We make an Emergency Response Plan for your specific place. The plan permits us to collect information before a disaster strikes your business. Having this in place permits SERVPRO  to mitigate the damage fast and expeditiously.

SERVPRO will come  to your business and see all areas of weakness and help to make your business prepared for a loss.  SERVPRO  can get to your business and start the job ASAP with all the items we need based on what we found during the inspection.

 You're our Emergency Response Plan (ERP) Client. This make you our 1st priority whether it is a big weather event like a hurricane or tornado or an individual water loss. Our crew will be on-site fast.

Call SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor for a consultation. 410-647-3433

What happens when your business has water damage?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Your business has had a water loss. What can you expect when you give SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor a call? Every loss is unique but this is basically what you might see happen. 

First SERVPRO will inspect the site. Our professional staff will review and inspect and answer all questions before beginning work. We will be there that day or night when the loss occurs. 

Emergency SVC's will begin. This will look like extracting to get the excess water out and preparing the site for drying. Our equipment will be placed and monitored during the drying process. You will informed of readings all along the process.

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor will be able to repair structural materials, reinstall carpets and flooring, following with cleaning affected areas of the property and contents. 

A final walk through of your site will take place to make sure that everything is back to where it was before the loss. 

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

410-637-3433

What to do when you have water damage .

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

You have a water loss at work and you know to Call SERVPRO but here are some things to do until help arrives.

You will want to shut-off the water source. You may know where that source is and can do it yourself or you may have to call in a professional to stop the water. Stopping the water if possible is the first thing to do. 

Try to located the circuit breakers and turn them off for wet areas of the building . Only attempt this if the power panel is safe from electrical shock.

You can start to remove excess water by mopping or blotting. 

Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. This will help with stopping further wicking of water up the legs.

Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other sensitive valuables to a dry place. 

DO NOT USE your household vacuum to remove water!!!! This could cause electrical shock to you and or damage to the machine. 

Are you ready to have your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Things have changed with Covid-19. Our standards of cleaning have changed since this pandemic has started worldwide. 

Commercial buildings normally have a high standard of cleaning but now it's higher than ever. 

SERVPRO is here to help with the new level of clean. SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor knows how important it is to assure commercial businesses that the health and safety of their customers comes first. 

CSC demonstrates that commitment. When a business has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned it will be up to the new standard. This type of cleaning will separate your business from others. 

This is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial cleaning . This is pro-active viral pathogen cleaning. 

Businesses can't afford to not have this program. When your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, your clients will have a better piece of mind when doing business there. 

There will property signage, digital emblems and other collateral.

Are you ready. Call SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. 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

Commercial work interruption.

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

When your business has a situation that calls for SERVPRO's help, SERVPRO is there to work for you. SERVPRO understands that if possible you will want your business to still operate during clean up, even if at sub capicity. 

SERVPRO will put containment walls up around the work area. If possible, SERVPRO will work during non-traditional business hours to get the if that is what is requested.

SERVPRO will be descret when it's needed for any sensitive clean ups. SERVPRO takes pride in our staff and their sensitivity to the fact that your business is the priority. We want to make sure your business is up to full capacity as soon as possible. 

SERVPRO understands that an unexpected period of lost productivity and revenue can be devastating to any buiness large or small.

SERVPRO has the training and resources to get your business up and running in the fastest time possible. 

Are you prepared?

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

How quickly your business is able to return to normal operations after a tornado, fire, or even a flood often depends on emergency planning. It is easy to think that such emergencies are unlikely to hurt your business, because truly they aren't a terribly common occurrence. That said, it is even easier to just take the time to prepare for anything.

Even though every situation is unique, your business can still be prepared. Your commitment to emergency planning will help support your employees, customers, industry colleagues, your local community, and even the country. Additionally, it protects your business investment by giving the facility and company a better chance of survival after various emergencies. 

Be informed:

Know what kinds of emergencies might affect your business and devise a plan to deal with them

Develop a Business Continuity Plan:

Plan which staff, procedures and equipment are undeniably necessary to keep operating. Plan a backup plan for everything. Make a procedure for what to do if your facility isn't accessible or if there are utilities disruptions. 

Make Your Emergency Plan:

Evacuation procedures, shelter-in-place plans, communications procedures for before, during and after an incident. Make them. Practice them at least once a year.

Review Your Insurance Coverage

Promote Family and Individual Preparedness:

Emergency preparedness is a chain reaction. Preparing your business will encourage your employees to prepare their families, their families will encourage their friends, friends encourage other community members, so on and so forth.

We are there for you 24/7

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Our trained technicians know the proper procedure to cure you headaches . SERVPRO is there for your business when you need then, just like your local Pharmacy is there for you 24/7, so is SERVPRO.

We're even there recently when a local Pharmacy needs us in their crisis.

This pharmacy couldn't help people that needed them if they were told they had to wait for help during regular business hours.

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor got out to them on a Saturday to help them get back in business , because when their clients need them available 24/7.

SERVPRO is not the, "Take two of these and call us in the morning" type. We are ,"Let us treat you and your business anytime, any day, so your better in the morning."

Isn't that what everyone wants?

You need your AC in the summer but be careful to run them properly . .

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Summer is certainly on the way, and with it will come those warm temperatures.

What does that mean for your business?

Well, a majority of businesses consider summer to be their busy season. If you're one of those businesses, you know that damage or a loss in your facility can cost you time that your business can't afford to lose.

Avoiding mold damage can be simple, especially when it comes to air conditioning condensation lines.

When the warm weather is here, we know your employees are turning up the AC and making it work overtime with them. This extra work for the air conditioner could lead to leaks in the condensation lines, which can potentially feed hidden mold. Not only is mold inconvenient to your business, it can carry health risks. And for those reasons, the U.S. EPA recommends routinely inspecting your HVAC units. Depending on how large your business is, there might be more than one in your facility.

When you inspect these units/systems, you shouldn't only be looking for mold. It's important to check for moisture or any dripping. No matter how little the amount of water may seem, mold starts on a microscopic level. It doesn't take that much liquid to keep mold alive and thriving!

If you think you find mold in your commercial property, it's important to proceed with caution.

Better yet, call our professional crews in and we will take care of drying out any moisture and removing any mold you find or even if you're just suspicious of mold. Remember that mold carries risks and if you don't know what you're doing, it can be incredibly dangerous.

That's why our specially trained teams are here to help!

Call SERVPRO for all your commercial needs.

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

We are committed to handling our customer's emergency needs 24/7.

In the event of a commercial loss, it is important to know in advance who you can trust to mitigate your damage in a timely and effective manner. Here are 7 reasons you should choose SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor for your commercial property's cleanup and restoration:  

  1. 24 Hour Emergency Response. In any type of loss, whether it be due to fire, water, mold, or biohazard, timely mitigation is vital to controlling damage and recovery costs. You can count on SERVPRO’s nationwide coverage and full line of restoration services to help your company make a speedy recovery.
  2. Communication. SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor will keep you informed from start to finish. You’ll know what’s happening every step of the way. From the first notice of loss until the job is complete, we are dedicated to effectively communicating with property owners and managers. Jobs are documented extensively as well to ensure timely mitigation and communication with our customers.
  3. Reduce Recovery Time. When damage occurs in a business, it affects everyone from the owner, the managers, the employees, the tenants, and even the customers. Our team at SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor understands the importance of mitigating damage to the structure and contents in a timely manner to help reduce recovery time and lessen business interruption.
  4. Lower Recovery Costs. As an independent franchise ourselves, SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor understands the importance of frugality. This is why we teach our technicians to employ similar concepts when working with our customers. The following are ways that the SERVPRO System can help your business save money during mitigation:
    • Emergency mitigation services help minimize your secondary damages.
    • Proper restoration versus replacement of contents is less expensive.
    • Faster recovery lessens loss.
    • We use pre-approved  pricing and procedures.
    • Comprehensive clean up and restoration services help prevent further problems and potential liability risks.
  5. Emergency Response Profile. The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information or can be an ideal supplement to any well-designed emergency preparedness or existing contingency program.  Rather than simply reacting to disaster situations, most prefer proactive measures to establish a relationship with a restoration services company. SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor can help you plan for recovery before disaster even strikes.
  6. Full Line of Services. SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor crews are trained extensively to utilize the right equipment and supplies to handle all of your clean up needs. 

Just call SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor for all your Commercial Needs. 410-637-3433. We are here for you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Will your business recover?

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that 50% of Businesses don't re-open after suffering a disaster?

That's hard to hear if you own a business. The best thing you can do is to be prepared.

SERVPRO offers to all it's commercial clients a FREE Emergency Ready Plan. Just call SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and one of their team will come to your business and help you prepare.

After you have this set up, getting help cleaning up and/or restoring your property is just a few clicks away.

Don't worry if your have a large business. SERVPRO has a large loss division that has the expertise to manage the cost and operations of large commercial losses. 

SERVPRO is your  best resource in getting it back up and running.

Disaster doesn't happen always during 9-5 hours, that's why SERVPRO is there to help 24/7 to get your business back after a disaster. 

Be Prepared!

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

How quickly your business is able to return to normal operations after a tornado, fire, or even a flood often depends on emergency planning. It is easy to think that such emergencies are unlikely to hurt your business, because truly they aren't a terribly common occurrence. That said, it is even easier to just take the time to prepare for anything.

Even though every situation is unique, your business can still be prepared. Your commitment to emergency planning will help support your employees, customers, industry colleagues, your local community, and even the country. Additionally, it protects your business investment by giving the facility and company a better chance of survival after various emergencies. 

Be informed:

Know what kinds of emergencies might affect your business and devise a plan to deal with them

Develop a Business Continuity Plan:

Plan which staff, procedures and equipment are undeniably necessary to keep operating. Plan a backup plan for everything. Make a procedure for what to do if your facility isn't accessible or if there are utilities disruptions. 

Make Your Emergency Plan:

Evacuation procedures, shelter-in-place plans, communications procedures for before, during and after an incident. Make them. Practice them at least once a year.

Review Your Insurance Coverage

Promote Family and Individual Preparedness:

Emergency preparedness is a chain reaction. Preparing your business will encourage your employees to prepare their families, their families will encourage their friends, friends encourage other community members, so on and so forth.

Be a leader.

Your Business and Water.

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

When we think of water damage to our business, many owners think of water damage happening from mother nature. Rain and flooding to which they have little control. So why worry about what they can't control right? The fact is that they are more likely to have water damage from things they can try to control or at least prevent. 

For example; the roof is one of the most common places to cause water damage. Owners should make sure the roof is checked regularly. One inch of rain weighs about 5 pounds. This can cause a lot of strain on a roof and can lead to leaking. 

Pipes and drains seem like they would be checked but most aren't checked regularly. A crack as small as an eight of an inch can dump 250 gallons of water per day. 

Sprinklers are great if you have a fire but not so great if it malfunctions. Sprinklers should be checked for updates but also signs of rust or damage. 

Appliances should be checked regularly ; water heaters, air conditioners, etc. can cause a lot of water damage if things break on them.

We can't stop all water damage but we can try to do as  much preventative care as we can. SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is here to help when the unexpected happens. Just give us a call 410-637-3433. We are there for your business 24/7.

You gotta look good!

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

First impressions are hard to overcome if they are negative ones. You want the first impression of your business site to be positive. That's hard to do if it's dirty.

Keeping your business clean to make that great first impression is important. You want to keep your clients coming back and we want to help you.

There's so much that SERVPRO can help you with.

I'm sure you think of SERVPRO when a disaster hits but we can do some things you may not have thought about.

SERVPRO offers a variety of cleaning services from Air Ducts /HVAC to biohazard and everything in between.

We can clean carpet, upholstery, drapes, and blinds.

We can bring that old tile back to life and make your floors sparkle again.

We can also get rid of lingering odors and perform a deodorization of the facility.

As always, we are here to help.

Let us help you keep your place shining and making great first impressions for years to come.

Keep your cool!

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Summer is certainly on the way, and with it will come those warm temperatures.

What does that mean for your business?

Well, a majority of businesses consider summer to be their busy season. If you're one of those businesses, you know that damage or a loss in your facility can cost you time that your business can't afford to lose.

Avoiding mold damage can be simple, especially when it comes to air conditioning condensation lines.

When the warm weather is here, we know your employees are turning up the AC and making it work overtime with them. This extra work for the air conditioner could lead to leaks in the condensation lines, which can potentially feed hidden mold. Not only is mold inconvenient to your business, it can carry health risks. And for those reasons, the U.S. EPA recommends routinely inspecting your HVAC units. Depending on how large your business is, there might be more than one in your facility.

When you inspect these units/systems, you shouldn't only be looking for mold. It's important to check for moisture or any dripping. No matter how little the amount of water may seem, mold starts on a microscopic level. It doesn't take that much liquid to keep mold alive and thriving!

If you think you find mold in your commercial property, it's important to proceed with caution.

Better yet, call our professional crews in and we will take care of drying out any moisture and removing any mold you find or even if you're just suspicious of mold. Remember that mold carries risks and if you don't know what you're doing, it can be incredibly dangerous.

That's why our specially trained teams are here to help!

Keep your cool!

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Summer is certainly around the corner, and with it will come those warm temperatures.

What does that mean for your business?

Well, a majority of businesses consider summer to be their busy season. If you're one of those businesses, you know that damage or a loss in your facility can cost you time that your business can't afford to lose.

Trying to avoid mold damage can be simple, especially when it comes to air conditioning condensation lines.

When the warm weather is here, we know your employees are turning up the AC and making it work overtime with them. This extra work for the air conditioner could lead to leaks in the condensation lines, which can potentially feed hidden mold. Not only is mold inconvenient to your business, it can carry health risks. And for those reasons, the U.S. EPA recommends routinely inspecting your HVAC units. Depending on how large your business is, there might be more than one in your facility.

When you inspect these units/systems, you shouldn't only be looking for mold. It's important to check for moisture or any dripping. No matter how little the amount of water may seem, mold starts on a microscopic level. It doesn't take that much liquid to keep mold alive and thriving!

If you think you find mold in your commercial property, it's important to be careful.

Better yet, call our professional crews in and we will take care of drying out any moisture and removing any mold you find or even if you're just suspicious of mold. Remember that mold carries risks and if you don't know what you're doing, it can be incredibly dangerous.

That's why our specially trained teams are here to help!

Keep your cool but not too cool.

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Summer is almost here and with it will come those warm temperatures.

What does that mean for your business?

Well, a majority of businesses consider summer to be their busy season. If you're one of those businesses, you know that damage or a loss in your facility can cost you time that your business can't afford to lose.

Avoiding mold  damage can be simple, especially when it comes to air conditioning condensation lines.

When the warm weather is here, we know your employees are turning up the AC and making it work overtime with them. This extra work for the air conditioner could lead to leaks in the condensation lines, which can potentially feed hidden mold. Not only is mold inconvenient to your business, it can carry health risks. And for those reasons, the U.S. EPA recommends routinely inspecting your HVAC units. Depending on how large your business is, there might be more than one in your facility.

When you inspect these units/systems, you shouldn't only be looking for mold. It's important to check for moisture or any dripping. No matter how little the amount of water may seem, mold starts on a microscopic level. It doesn't take that much liquid to keep mold alive and thriving!

If you think you find mold in your commercial property, it's important to use caution.

Better yet, call our professional crews in and we will take care of drying out any moisture and removing any mold you find or even if you're just suspicious of mold. Remember that mold carries risks and if you don't know what you're doing, it can be incredibly dangerous.

That's why our specially trained teams are here to help!

There is more than one way to clean your carpet.

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO uses a wide range of specialized methods to clean your carpet.

Did you know that carpets act as a filter. Carpets trap dust,dirt, animal hair and other soils.

There are some things you can do to help increase the life span of your carpet.

Regular vacuuming, spot removal, pilating the carped to prevent matting, moving furniture around to change the traffic patterns and using a walk-off matt to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet.

It's a good idea to have your carpets cleaned at least once a year. More of course if there is more traffic on the carpet.

SERVPRO uses different cleaning methods.

Bonnet Cleaning: This is a less aggressive method used mostly on short piled carpets.

Hot Water Extraction: A deep cleaning method for all types of carpet.

Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: This helps restore deeply soiled areas.

Showcase Premier Cleaning: This is the most thorough cleaning method in the industry.

Dry Cleaning: This is used when color fastness is an issue.

So if you home or business needs help bring that carpet back to life. Call SERVPRO. We are always here to help.

SERVPRO is here to help no matter how big the storm.

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO always has a plan to help, even when they need help.

When you have a business you always want to be prepared for all the 'what if's' that might happen but how can you be prepared when a major storm hits your area?

The best way is to have SERVPRO's number handy. Even when the event becomes too big for many mitigation companies to help all the businesses in the area , SERVPRO is able to help.

SERVPRO plans also for the "what if's." What if the local SERVPRO becomes overwhelmed? How can they help all their neighbors and important businesses that they have promised to be there for? SERVPRO has a disaster ready team just waiting to be called in. 

The Disaster Recovery Team mobilizes from across the country as needed. They are ready to support large storm events.

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team is there to help the local SERVPRO keep their promise to the businesses in the area to be there to help recover and get back on their feet. 

We are there for you 24/7.

1/6/2018 (Permalink)

Sometimes the business helping people need help themselves.

Our trained technicians know the proper procedure to cure you headaches . SERVPRO is there for your business when you need then, just like your local  Pharmacy is there for you 24/7, so is SERVPRO.

We're even there when the Pharmacy needs us in their crisis.

This pharmacy, that's pictured,  couldn't help people that needed them if they were told they had to wait for help during regular business hours.

SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor got out to them on a Saturday to help them get back in business ,because when their clients need them they have to be ready.

SERVPRO is not the, "Take two of these and call us in the morning" type. We are ,"Let us treat you and your business anytime, any day, so your better in the morning."

Isn't that what everyone wants?

Will Summer Storms Leave Your Business in Ruins?

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Your commitment to preparedness can start a positive chain reaction in your community. Encourage others to prepare with you.

How quickly your business is able to return to normal operations after a tornado, fire, or even a flood often depends on emergency planning. It is easy to think that such emergencies are unlikely to hurt your business, because truly they aren't a terribly common occurrence. That said, it is even easier to just take the time to prepare for anything.

Even though every situation is unique, your business can still be prepared. Your commitment to emergency planning will help support your employees, customers, industry colleagues, your local community, and even the country. Additionally, it protects your business investment by giving the facility and company a better chance of survival after various emergencies. 

Be informed:

Know what kinds of emergencies might affect your business and devise a plan to deal with them

Develop a Business Continuity Plan:

Plan which staff, procedures and equipment are undeniably necessary to keep operating. Plan a backup plan for everything. Make a procedure for what to do if your facility isn't accessible or if there are utilities disruptions. 

Make Your Emergency Plan:

Evacuation procedures, shelter-in-place plans, communications procedures for before, during and after an incident. Make them. Practice them at least once a year.

Review Your Insurance Coverage

Promote Family and Individual Preparedness:

Emergency preparedness is a chain reaction. Preparing your business will encourage your employees to prepare their families, their families will encourage their friends, friends encourage other community members, so on and so forth.

Be a leader.

Let SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor prepare your business for anything with a FREE Emergency Ready Profile assessment.

Movin' On Up!

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

One of our familiar green trucks all packed up and heading to the new facility...and a familiar little stadium appearing in the background, too!

At long last, we have started the move to our new production facility! If you follow us on social media, you probably saw that we had a helping hand from our SERVPRO of Howard County fam. Besides, what are friends for, if not to help you move?! 

If you don't follow us already, check out the picture(s) here on Twitter and here on Facebook. (While you're there, feel free to give us a follow so you can keep up with us!)

Now, you might be saying to yourself, "well, SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, that's great for you...but what does that mean for me?" Fair enough! 

A new production facility means we now have more room to store our equipment which means we can be here to help faster and even better than ever before! Taking over a new franchise is never easy, but this is just another awesome step towards the level of excellence that our new owners have been pushing for since purchasing SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor in March. A new production facility also means that we are more local to our Baltimore family, as this new space is closer to the heart of our city. 

Moving in can be a tough process, especially for a business, but our crews were on hand to help pack out our old facility, and pack in our new one. Of course we'll be constantly updating with the best equipment, but this start is more than ideal to grow and improve this awesome franchise under our new ownership. 

If you want to learn more about the new SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor team, head over to our employee photos and be on the lookout as we add more employees, and thus...more photos of our terrific team!

AC Keeps You Cool, But Condensation Could Keep Mold Fed

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold in your business can get out of hand...fast!

Summer is certainly on the way, and with it will come those warm temperatures.


What does that mean for your business?


Well, a majority of businesses consider summer to be their busy season. If you're one of those businesses, you know that damage or a loss in your facility can cost you time that your business can't afford to lose.


Avoiding mold damage can be simple, especially when it comes to air conditioning condensation lines.


When the warm weather is here, we know your employees are turning up the AC and making it work overtime with them. This extra work for the air conditioner could lead to leaks in the condensation lines, which can potentially feed hidden mold. Not only is mold inconvenient to your business, it can carry health risks. And for those reasons, the U.S. EPA recommends routinely inspecting your HVAC units. Depending on how large your business is, there might be more than one in your facility.


When you inspect these units/systems, you shouldn't only be looking for mold. It's important to check for moisture or any dripping. No matter how little the amount of water may seem, mold starts on a microscopic level. It doesn't take that much liquid to keep mold alive and thriving!


If you think you find mold in your commercial property, it's important to proceed with caution.


Better yet, call our professional crews in and we will take care of drying out any moisture and removing any mold you find or even if you're just suspicious of mold. Remember that mold carries risks and if you don't know what you're doing, it can be incredibly dangerous.


That's why our specially trained teams are here to help!

Get to know one of our owners: Annmarie!

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Annie enjoying a Ravens game with her husband Chris (also a member of the SERVPRO family!)

By now, there is no way you've missed how proud we are to say that SERVPRO of Baltimore's Inner Harbor is a woman owned business. We figure what better way to get to know the woman we are so proud to call our owner than to give you an expanded bio about Annmarie!


Some fun facts about our awesome owner:


Annmarie has been working with SERVPRO for almost 8 years. She started at the Howard County franchise in 2010.


She has been working professionally in the restoration industry for about 15 years now. However, Annmarie was working for her Dad's fire & water restoration company when she was in grade school...clearly she found her calling!


People often refer to her as Annie.


Annmarie is originally from the Durham, NC area. She attended school at Middletown High and graduated from Towson University in Maryland. She now resides in Frederick County with her husband and children. 


She loves her dogs and rescued her two pitbulls ~ thanks to BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter), so she has been involved with the Baltimore community for quite some time. 


Annmarie is really excited to be working closely with the good people of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Canton, Federal Hill, etc.


Annmarie is also a proud Ravens fan!


She is certified from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in: Water Damage Removal, and Applied Structural Drying. (Her other certifications include biohazard, subrogation training and OSHA).


If you want to know more...just ask!