It’s Only Just Begun
We are barely into summer temperatures and SERVPRO of Glen Burnie has begun to get lots of calls from homeowners experiencing air conditioning condensation causing water damage to their homes.
So, what causes condensation or “sweating?” To begin with, there are a few reasons this happens. Things as simple as clogged ducts or dirty air filters. But it can also be caused by a leaking drip tray or a condensation tube clogged by dirt, algae or minerals or most serious, a frozen evaporator coil which freezes up on scorching days.
One homeowner did not realize her evaporator coil was frozen and when it started to thaw, days later her bedroom ceiling collapsed! Of course, she called SERVPRO and within hours we began to clean up the mess, including insulation and wet drywall. Once the HVAC company repaired the air conditioning, SERVPRO began the drying process using dehumidification, specialized air movers and daily moisture readings.
The lesson here: Utilize a reputable HVAC provider to perform important maintenance on your unit before you have problems. If all else fails, you always have SERVPRO of Glen Burnie to dry you out.
Mold Can Grow Quickly if Moisture Isn’t Eliminated
Don’t let a flood in your Linthicum Heights property go unattended! SERVPRO of Glen Burnie professionals handle water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. The removal of moisture is crucial in stopping the spread and growth of harmful bacteria and microbes. Mold spores germinate quickly, and colonies spread unless dealt with swiftly. Because our technicians hold IICRC certifications, they know the early warning signs. Technicians use a combination of extraction and dehumidification to remove moist air and replace it with warm, dry air. The use of air movers works to pull moisture up and out of walls and flooring and are used in tandem with dehumidifiers.
If there is an ongoing moisture problem in your building, be alert for:
- The presence of visible mold.
- Strong musty odors, which may indicate mold is present.
- Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
- Excessive humidity.
These conditions may require the expertise of a qualified Indoor Air Quality/Environmental Professional to inspect the building for mold growth and water damage problems. Our mold remediation specialists are here to help and will be happy to provide an evaluation.
Spring Showers Bring May Flowers or Do they Bring Flooded Basements?
Do you find as much water from spring storms in your basement as you do in your flower beds? Maybe it’s time to make some adjustments to the landscaping around you home to prevent the water from flowing in. If your yard has high and low points that tend to gather water, creating a sloped swale to guide the water down and away from your home can help you prevent basement flooding and the need for water damage repairs. Some additional landscaping tips to consider are:
- Choose native plants or plant grass
- Add mulch
- Create a rain garden or install rain barrels
- Add drainage areas near walkways and driveways
Using a combination of these tips may prevent storm water from getting into your home, if not we are available to assist with the clean up. Give SERVPRO of Glen Burnie if you find water in your home, 410-766-1110.
We Are SERVPRO of Glen Burnie
SERVPRO of Glen Burnie?services Residential and Commercial properties. We are an Emergency Mitigation Service company that is open 24/7, 7 days a week, and ready to do business with your business.
We offer fire, water, mold and biohazard remediation, but don’t limit our services to emergencies only. We also offer commercial carpet cleaning, general cleanings, vct or vinyl floor cleaning and commercial duct cleaning. We are Professionals and have a team of trusted Operation and Production Managers to lead the way to ensure that your work is done quickly and with the precision you demand. Each production manager is IICRC certified and instructs their crew in the proper way things are to be done. Once technicians have learned the trade we encourage them to test to become certified themselves. Promoting from within our own team, we have found provides us with the best employees.
Don’t reach out to other companies and pass by the best service provider in the area! Contact SERVPRO of Glen Burnie at 410-766-1110.
We Strive for Five
We ALWAYS strive for 5 star ratings. We want you to know that we value the opportunity to assist when you find your home of business in need of mitigation services.
Our team knows how difficult this time is for you, your life is in upheaval and your home or business has been devastated by a crisis. If you need us in your Pasadena home, we want you know that were here to help. Our employees are trained in multiple phases of the services we provide, from water damage, to fire, smoke and soot cleanup, to carpet and duct cleanings, we offer the finest service to our customers. From your first contact on the initial call for service to the final visit from our rebuild Project Manager, we want you to be 100% satisfied with our service.
WE STRIVE FOR FIVE – If you want the best most attentive team in the county call SERVPRO of Glen Burine, 410-766-1110, and we will give you the best service around. #heretohelp.
SERVPRO of Glen Burnie Sends Help to Devastated Texas
Crew Members and Trucks
Talk about the SERVPRO family! Nick Whittles led his team to Houston, TX along with 300 other SERVPRO franchises from all over the country. They worked long hours for three weeks to offer assistance to residents in the Houston area.
Did you know that flood waters are considered biohazardous? The rising water flows through and across many contaminants making it unsafe. That is why when asked, as first responders Nick and his team stepped up to help Texans dry out. Determining exactly what can be saved until everything is dry is difficult, but with the right training and equipment, a professional can restore your home more quickly, safely, and efficiently than you could on your own.
If you are a local victim of flooding, remember that it is important to call in the professionals. Restoration is much more than a simple cleanup of water, and it is a job that should be entrusted to people who are trained and know what they are doing.
SERVPRO of Glen Burnie, conveniently located in Hanover, MD offers 24-hour emergency service, and is a leader in the restoration industry. To learn more or join our team, visit www.SERVPROglenburnie.com or call 410-766-1110.
Is Your Car Cold Weather Ready?
Check Your Tire Tread
SERVPRO of Glen Burnie removes car mold. We get calls about strange smells in cars every Spring. The root cause of these odors is mold. Mold comes from the water that isn’t properly removed. So, before your car gets water damage, get it winter ready.
Check the antifreeze.
Make sure your car’s antifreeze is at the proper level. If it is running low you run the risk of having the water in your radiator freeze, preventing it from cooling your engine.
Check your tire tread.
When getting your car ready for winter, be sure to inspect your tires for tread wear and rotate them during every oil change. Click here to learn how to do the penny test to check your tire tread.
Test Your Car Battery.
Car batteries have a limited life. Don’t wait for yours to fail and leave you stranded.
Check your sunroof.
We’ve all heard of a leaky sunroof. To avoid rainwater and melting snow from getting into your car, check the drain holes for dirt and debris. Use canned air to remove any obstacles.
Lubricate Window Tracks.
Freezing water can seep into the window tracks and create drag when you try to open the window.
Lube Weather Stripping.
If water seeps between your door and weather stripping and freezes, you could be frozen out of your car or truck. To prevent the water from freezing you out, coat the weather stripping and the mating door surfaces with spray silicone.
If you suspect you have mold in your car, have it professionally treated. Avoid spring mold by preparing your car for cold winter weather.
Is Your Retail Facility Winter Ready?
City of Glen Burnie, Maryland
At SERVPRO of Glen Burnie our number one priority is getting your business back in operation as quickly as possible. In the past, SERVPRO of Glen Burnie has seen winter and summer storms wreak havoc on Anne Arundel County. Has your business experienced loss during these storms? Is your property ready for the next storm?
Winter weather can bring frozen pipes when they are exposed to cold weather, such as those outside your building. A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused from the backflow of pressure between the water source and the blockage.
Here are some additional tips for preparing your business for winter weather:
- Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches.
- Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
- Inspect handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas.
SERVPRO of Glen Burnie has experience in the retail industry. We’re proficient in the cleanup and restoration of national chain stores, supermarkets, shopping malls, department stores and more.
Why are Space Heaters so Dangerous?
Fire From Space Heater
When the cold winter weather hits, many people turn on space heaters. Generally speaking, space heaters are safe to use. Fires occur mostly when space heaters are used improperly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, space heaters account for 43% of home heating fires. Here are some tips to ensure you use your space heater properly:
Use an electric space heater. Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering warns that space heaters that use kerosene, propane, and natural gas pose an additional risk of releasing carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen dioxide into the air if they aren't properly vented, which can lead to serious health problems and even death. Electric space heaters (when used properly) are always a safer device for indoor heating.
Plug your space heater directly into the wall outlet. Never plug your electric space heater into an extension cord or power strip. Space heaters are often the cause of electrical fires because they overload a circuit.
Move your space heater away from clutter. Always keep your space heater at least 3 feet away from any furniture or combustible items (including bedding and curtains). Remember to instruct children to remain 3 feet away from the heater too.
Turn your space heater off. Whenever you leave the room or go to sleep, it is important to turn your space heater off. Unplug the heater when it’s not in use by pulling the plug straight from the outlet. Check the cord for damage periodically, and don’t use it if it’s frayed or worn.
Space heaters are not dangerous if they are properly used. Keep these safety tips in mind to prevent fire in your property.
Glen Burnie Restaurants Call Upon Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
The one number restaurants call when help can’t afford to wait, is SERVPRO of Glen Burnie. In March of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began, many Anne Arundel County businesses reached out to us for cleaning solutions.
As the area's leading cleanup and restoration company, we’ve designed a higher standard of cleaning to protect your customers against illness. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that offers Pasadena commercial locations proactive viral pathogen cleaning.
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation process over decades. Expertise born out of cleaning up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects the unique experiences SERVPRO of Glen Burnie has in this type of cleanup.
The program is grounded with our unique 3Cs: Consult, Clean, and Certify. This program combined with our experience with the food service industry gives SERVPRO of Glen Burnie the advantage when it comes to cleaning food manufacturing facilities, food distribution centers, fast food restaurants, fine dining restaurants, senior living kitchens, and school cafeterias.