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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)

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

Commercial We are there for you 24/7. 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)

Commercial Will Summer Storms Leave Your Business in Ruins? 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)

Commercial Movin' On Up! 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)

Commercial AC Keeps You Cool, But Condensation Could Keep Mold Fed 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)

Commercial Get to know one of our owners: Annmarie! 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!