Fire Prevention Week
Since 1922, the National Fire Prevention Association has sponsored the observance of Fire Prevention week. This public observance was made official by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925, making it the longest running public observance in the United States. This year, Fire Prevention Week begins on Sunday, October 3rd and runs until Saturday, October 9th. During this week, people of all ages learn about the measures they should take to both prevent and in case of a fire.
This year’s campaign is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate people about the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. The National Fire Prevention Association has a handful of articles on its website explaining what to do in case of emergency, what actions to take to prevent emergencies, and even what kinds of alarms you can get for family members who are deaf or hard of hearing.
SERVPRO of Annapolis wants you and your family to stay safe and know what to do in case of emergency.
Do not forget that September is National Preparedness month! Whether it’s a flood, wildfire or extreme weather, be prepared and join your community in participating in National Preparedness month. If disaster strikes in your life, contact SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park and speak to local professionals who can help make it “Like it never even happened.”
Home fires can be extremely dangerous and devastating if you are not prepared for this type of emergency. As per The American Red Cross, nearly 7 people die and 36 people are injured every day from home fires. An estimated $7 billion in property damage occurs every year as a result from home fires.
Is your home prepared for an unexpected disaster? When was the last time you or someone in your family checked your smoke alarm? These are questions you should be asking yourself now in order to help prevent and avoid these emergencies.
Get Your Property Ready for Listing
Everyone knows that a fresh, clean home sells faster. Unfortunately, not all homes have the luxury of being so clean. Nearly every realtor is faced with a listing that is difficult to show. Realtors need to maintain clean homes for a variety of reasons such as:
- Increased market value
- Reduced list to sale conversion time
- Enhanced reputation of quality listings and quick sales
At SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park, our franchise professionals offer a variety of services to help improve your listings to top condition like:
- Carpet, upholstery, drapery, and blind cleaning
- Ceiling, wall, and hard floor cleaning
- Duct & HVAC cleaning
- Mold mitigation and remediation
With over 40 years of experience in the restoration industry and more than 1,700 franchises serving all 50 states, choose SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park for all your restoration needs.
Winter Weather is on the Way
Winter is on the Way
With the Winter storm season approaching our area, be prepared for an array of adverse weather conditions. Several weather predictions are calling for above-average snowfall in most places as well as frigid cold temperatures. As a result, damaging winds, freezing rain, and sleet or snow can cause severe damage to your house or building if not properly monitored.
To help prevent winter weather damage, consider taking these precautions to protect your property before the winter weather hits. Be sure to inspect your roof, pipes, gutters before this winter season comes. Your gutter should be cleaned thoroughly to avoid any flooding. In the coming months, freezing temperatures could lead to frozen and busted pipes. If your property has any water damage, it should be handled quickly to minimize damage.
When winter weather arrives, be sure to call SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park at 410-647-8181 to help protect your home.
Commercial Post Construction Cleaning
SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park are experts in Post-Construction Cleaning. Interior and exterior cleaning is needed after construction services. We provide debris removal services to prepare the building for interior design. Commercial property owners have trusted us with the dirty work before a grand opening, after an accident or even a renovation, we are #here2help.
We provide cleaning services to your building. Want to make an office space or classroom look brand new? Bring in our professionals to clean your carpets, upholstery, ceilings, walls, fixtures, deodorization, air duct cleaning, debris removal, and window cleaning. No job is too big or small for us.
If your Severna Park property is in need of Post-Construction Cleaning or just a General Deep Cleaning, give SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park a call at 410 647 8181
National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month, an annual observance to remind all Americans how important it is for individuals, families, businesses and communities to be prepared for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time.
This year’s theme is Prepare to Protect and highlights how preparing for disaster is to protect everyone you love. The theme “Prepare to Protect” which carries universal meaning and significance, was established based on research as the idea of protecting one’s family is a prime motivator to prepare for a disaster. Now is the time that everyone should have a conversation with their family, neighbors an co-workers to discuss what you would do in the event of a disaster in your area.
If your home or business suffers a natural disaster or emergency call SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park, 410-647-8181, we can help.
Post Construction Cleaning
Renovation finishing up with a fresh coat of paint
Have you made some modifications to your business during the Pandemic? Added some walls or changed out the carpet. Do you need some post construction cleaning done? Once the floors are down and the drywall is painted, its time to remove the debris and dust to prepare the building to welcome your customers and employees back.
SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park professionals provide cleaning services to give that building that extra shine. Services can include:
- Carpet/Floor prep and cleaning
- Ceiling, walls and fixture cleaning
- Air Duct Cleaning
- Debris Removal (if necessary)
- Window Cleaning
SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park can help you meet your deadlines by providing thorough post construction services in a timely manner. Call us to schedule a walk through of your business to review recommendations, 410-647-8181. We are #Here2Help
SHOCKING FACTS ABOUT LIGHTNING
Lightning Bolts in the Sky Above a Home
Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities. Though the odds of being struck by lightning in any given year are only around 1 in 500,000, some factors can put you at greater risk. Here are some lightning safety tips to follow during a storm.
- Be Aware - If thunderstorms are expected postpone your outdoor activity or make sure you know where safe shelter is located
- Go indoors – Remember the phrase When Thunder roars, go indoors. Find a safe, enclosed shelter when you hear thunder
- Avoid Windows, Doors, Porches and Concrete. Why Concrete? Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls and flooring.
- Avoid Water. Do not bathe, shower, wash dishes or have any contact with water during a thunderstorm because lightning can travel through a buildings plumbing.
Knock Knock Who's There
Do you like Knock Knock Jokes? Here's a good one you can share.
CHRIS: Knock, knock.
NICK: Who’s there?
NICK: Water, who?
CHRIS: Water you doing in there? Open the door, please. SERVPRO is here to help!
When you discover a water damage in your home or business, whether it is from a leaking pipe, a malfunctioning appliance, a busted water heater or excessive water from heavy rains, if you have to much water, call the professionals at SERVPRO Annapolis/Severna Park to help, 410-647-8181.
We have the knowledge, skills and equipment to thoroughly dry out your home. We will use drying equipment to control temperature and humidity to minimize secondary damage and in most cases save the structural items in your home. Prompt action is the key call SERVPRO Annapolis/Severna Park at 410-647-8181 at the first sign of damage.
Sea Levels are Rising and Annapolis City Dock is in the Line of Fire
Annapolis City Dock
Sea levels are rising, and Annapolis is caught in the line of fire. As a waterfront town, the city is at increased risk for flood damage. City Dock flooded 65 times in 2019. By 2040, that number could double if sea levels continue to rise, and nothing is done.
Though Annapolis cannot prevent these floods, it can adapt to them. One recommendation includes the demolition and reconstruction of the Noah Hillman Garage, located on Gorman Street. The city said the property is regularly flooded and needs to be rebuilt.
In the second half of the construction window, attention would turn to City Dock. The city plans to install flood gates, water pumps and sea walls around town. This would be the largest and most expensive construction project in Annapolis history. Still, the city thinks redevelopment is necessary to protect its low-lying infrastructure and historical properties.
The town expects that the threat will only grow worse with time if nothing is done. We here at SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park are here to support and assist the historic downtown area until such time as these changes have been implemented.