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Help for Sandwich Generation is right here in Annapolis/Severna Park

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Help for Sandwich Generation is right here in Annapolis/Severna Park Boxes can get wet and grow mold. Let SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park help with that.

Sandwich generation is the term for people who are raising their own kids and caring for their aging parents. 47% of those ages 40-50 fall into this category.  Caregivers are dealing with health issues, financial issues and many times a second home to take care of if the parent is aging in place.  

Many aging parents are not able to maintain the home and can end up with mold, water damage or hoarding. These are all additional stressors for caregivers.

SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park can help take some stress away for the sandwich generation.  Our team is trained to mitigate water damages, mold and the biohazards that can be associated with hoarding.  Not all hoarding looks like what you see on the TV show "Hoarders".  Basements, attics or spare rooms can become overrun with boxes and with any bit of moisture, fungi, mold and other bacteria can begin to grow.  Our franchise is ARBA certified and will use proper protective gear to assess the situation, decontaminate and restore the property so it is safe for you and your family member.

If you are stuck in the middle and need help call 410.647.8181.

Revised Tropical Storm and Hurricane Forecast has impact on Anne Arundel County

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Revised Tropical Storm and Hurricane Forecast has impact on Anne Arundel County Millersville, is your disaster kit ready?

Forecasters have recently increased their forecast of named storms and major hurricanes. Predictions from May of 2017 were much lower, but due to current conditions in the Atlantic we are in for an “extremely active season”.  What does that mean for residents of Arnold, Severna Park and Annapolis?

Peak season is Mid-August through late October.  Preparation starts NOW! 

  1. Download a weather or local emergency operations app that will send alerts to your cell phone when there are weather alerts for your location.
  2. Pack a Disaster Kit -details here
  3. Know your plan for the family if you need to evacuate, power goes out or what to do if your home is effected by storm damage
  4. Prepare your home
    1. Tree limbs cut back
    2. Secure loose rain gutters, clean debris and leaves from them
    3. Purchase, check and gas up generator
  5. Add SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park to your cell phone 410.647.8181

Once a weather alert is issued make sure to stay tuned to radio for local announcements for updates and instructions.  Safety is the most important thing during storm cleanup.  Avoid down power lines, standing water and debris fields.  Calling SERVPRO to help after a storm, and letting our trained professionals help is what we are here for.

For more information about the forecast and preparedness visit the National Hurricane Center.

For assistance with storm damage, flooding, mold or fire restoration call 410.647.8181 for the fastest response.

Waterspout spotted near Annapolis/Severna Park

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

General Waterspout spotted near Annapolis/Severna Park Waterspouts have recently been spotted near Annapolis/Severna Park.

On Saturday July 15th, around lunchtime, witnesses say a waterspout was seen on the Chesapeake Bay moving east towards the Shore.  You can see video HERE. This experience caught many boaters by surprise and brought to light how quickly the weather can change while out on the water.  Waterspouts can be difficult to predict like much of the Annapolis areas weather.  Here are several suggestions to follow when heading out on the water.

  1. Check the National Weather Service before you leave
  2. Install a weather alert app on your phone
  3. Let someone know what waterway you will be on
  4. Make sure flares are not expired

Once you are out on the water and encounter bad weather, you should immediately return to land. The closest land may not be your original destination but it is important to return to shore. During the trip to shore you should put on personal flotation devices as a precaution. Returning safely is the most important part of the boating trip.

SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park is your local fire, water and mold restoration company.

Available 24/7/365 at 410.647.8181

National Night Out

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Community National Night Out National Night Out event held in Severna Park.

National Night Out is an annual community-building event created to promote relationship between neighborhoods and law enforcement.  The ability to bring police and communities together under positive circumstances is one of the greatest benefits to this event.  Local communities can register to host a NNO event that is FREE to the public.  Residents from around Annapolis, Millersville, Severna Park and Arnold can participate on August 1, 2017 at Earleigh Heights VFD from 5:30-8pm.  Families will enjoy lite fare, beverages, ice cream, giveaways, police demonstrations and vehicles on display.  Local business will be supporting these efforts as well.  Keep an eye out for the green cars and shirts of SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park! Supporting our local police and fire departments is a top priority for our company, as is supporting residents when fire, flooding or mold situations arise.

Anne Arundel County Eastern District: National Night Out full details HERE

Annapolis/Severna Park offering Summer Cleaning Special

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Annapolis/Severna Park offering Summer Cleaning Special Carpet Cleaning Special is available until September 1st.

It is mid-July and the kids have been out of school for almost 6 weeks!  A lot of dirt can build up over that time and the good news is SERVPRO® of Annapolis/Severna Park has the answer.

Our Summer Cleaning Special offers 10% OFF Carpet Steam Cleaning Service*.

Services Include:

  • Vacuum
  • Pre-Treatment
  • Spot Treatment

*Minimum service call of $225.00 applies.  Offer Expires September 1, 2017.

The SERVPRO® carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. Professionally cleaned carpet and furniture will allow you to enjoy the spirit of summer while you let us do the dirty work.

It is not too late to have the Air Ducts cleaned. All that great AC blowing through the house can also be sending dust and bacteria along with it.  The kids are home for another 7 weeks, call now to have the cleaned to improve the air quality for everyone in the home.

Summer specials are not only for your home, but also for offices, daycare , businesses, and warehouses. Let us help you get over the mid-summer hump.

Call us today to schedule a cleaning service, 410-647-8181.

Anne Arundel Residents battling dampness and mold- You are not alone!

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Anne Arundel Residents battling dampness and mold- You are not alone! Mold growth after a small bathroom leak. High humidity in an un-ventilated bathroom can lead to this.

Summer humidity in our area can lead to a constant battle against dampness in your home.  As the peak of summer hits and temperatures in the high nineties and one hundreds, with humidity levels over 80% this is the time to make sure you are on top of the situation.   Failure to control the moisture in your Annapolis, Arnold, Severna Park or Millersville home can lead to ideal conditions for mold to grow.

 Steps to Control Moisture

  1. Air Conditioning the home
  2. Dehumidifiers in basements, that are particularly damp
  3. Promptly fixing any leaky roofs, windows or pipes
  4. Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding
  5. Ventilating showers, laundry and cooking areas

If you suspect that you have mold SERVPRO of Annapolis/ Severna Park is available to help remediate, you are not alone!

Call 410.647.8181 to schedule our IICRC Certified technicians.

Learn more about our mold services HERE

County Parks and Recreation has a lot to offer Annapolis/Severna Park Residents

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Community County Parks and Recreation has a lot to offer Annapolis/Severna Park Residents Kinder Farm Park offers trails, playgrounds and the 4-H livestock.

July, starts Parks and Recreation Month. Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation offer an array of activities for people of all ages.  Getting out and being a part of your community has benefits ranging from easing stress to increasing physical activity which can lead to health improvements. . In July you can visit the Blacksmith Shop at Kinder Farm Park on Sunday July 2nd or the Sawmill on July 5th from 9 am-noon. If music is more your speed Sweet Leda will be performing at Quite Waters Park in Annapolis on July 15th at 6 pm.  For those looking to get active this summer The Hope, Skip and Jump 5K is on July 29th in Annapolis.  All these events and more can be found at  SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park would like to also invite you to the Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber of Commerce July 4th parade which is always a summer favorite. Enjoy the amazing activities in our county and do not forget to call SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park for your water and fire restoration needs.

Get our READY PLAN app today!

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Annapolis/ Severna Park residents can get help faster and easier by downloading the SERVPRO® Ready Plan app, for FREE.  This easy to use application allows you to create a SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile for your home or business.  You will take a few minutes to enter critical property details that you might need following a loss.  Easy to follow prompts will guide you through the short process.  These important details will be at your fingertips should you suffer a water damage or fire loss in the future. 
The App contains weather updates as well as steps to take during a water, fire, and mold or vandalism damage while you wait for the SERVPRO team to arrive. 

SERVPRO® of Annapolis/Severna Park is happy to assist commercial property owners/managers through the Emergency Ready Profile creation.  Call us today at 410.647.8181 and ask to speak with a sales and marketing representative.

You can download the app from iTunes HERE  

or for android phones HERE

SERVPRO supports Mens' Health Month

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO supports Mens' Health Month SERVPRO Crew rocking the blue!

April is national Testicular Cancer awareness month. Our team has joined Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters, Local 1563 who have been selling t-shirts since 2013, and raised over $26,000 for the DeCesaris Cancer Center at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. The Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute is a comprehensive, regional leader in cancer care that includes the latest in prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment. Many different types of cancer specialists collaborate and contribute to the care of the patients.  SERVPRO of Annapolis/ Severna Park supported the cause by wearing the blue shirts on Fridays in April. 

It is not talked about often but, testicular cancer, the leading cancer in men 15-44, can strike at any age, yet it's hardly talked about. When detected early, it has a survival rate of over 95%.  It is important to raise awareness to help save lives.  For more information check out DeCesaris Cancer Institute.

Annapolis/Severna Park Smoke and Soot Cleanup

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Annapolis/Severna Park Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Annapolis/Severna Park Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today –  410-647-8181