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Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile

There are many qualities that separate SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park from the competition. But, one major difference is we help your business put together a disaster plan called an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP).

Did you know that as many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster? The businesses that do survive have some type of preparedness plan in place. At SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park we take this statistic seriously. That’s why we provide this free ERP service that prepares your business for whatever happens.

The ERP is a concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. It lists specific contact information for your insurance carrier, HVAC company, and other critical points of contact. In addition, the ERP identifies the location for emergency shut off valves, like water and gas. The ERP can also be accessed through a mobile application. Everyone always has their phone on them; now, they can have the plan right at their fingertips.

No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be “Ready for whatever happens.”

Philanthropic Endeavors

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

National Night Out

SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park just celebrated 44 years in business in March. It has always been important to our business that we support the community that supports us. Throughout the years, SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park has donated and supported many charities including:

  • US Naval Academy
  • Hospice Cup
  • Mary’s Annapolis School
  • Banneker Douglas Museum
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • 100 Club of Anne Arundel County
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Samaritan House of Annapolis
  • Burgers and Bands
  • National Night Out
  • Arnold Volunteer Fire Department
  • Fight Colorectal Cancer
  • Anne Arundel County Food Bank
  • Severna Park and Arnold Shop Local

It means so much that SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park can give back to the community we serve. Our donation is staying local in our community. Giving is a big part of our franchise culture. When a local business succeeds, the community succeeds.

We’ve Got Credentials

1/30/2019 (Permalink)


When a disaster strikes your property, the last thing you want to do is vet remediation companies. Trust a national brand with local presence, SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park. Our team caries various certifications and our General Manager, Chris Goedeke, has more certifications than another other remediation specialist on our team.

SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMR - IAQC Certified Mold Remediator
  • CMT - Certified Mold Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • CPM - IAQC Mold Certified Project Manager
  • CRMR - Council-certified Residential Microbial Remediator
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Chris is the GENERAL MANAGER of SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park. Chris is an ACAC Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor and a Certified Commercial Drying Specialist with 11 years of emergency response experience. He is IICRC certified in Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Fire and Smoke Restoration, Carpet Cleaning, Odor Control, Carpet Repair and Installation. He recently became an IICRC Master Water Restorer. Chris oversees all construction projects following a loss and heads up the Carpet and Hard Floor Sales Division.

Trust an industry leader at the local level. Call SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park for any restoration needs (410) 647-8181

SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park Facility

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park Facility

If your home or business suffers from a water or fire loss, SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park is here to help. With over 18,000 square feet of warehouse space, we have the capacity to handle any size disaster.  Our experience and proven leadership (43 years!) in the restoration industry with mold remediation, fire and water damage and biohazard recovery along with our large facility make us your local restoration leader.                                    

There are several reasons why a large facility is important when selecting an emergency cleanup company.  At SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park we have the capability to store (and clean if necessary) your belongings while your home or business is being repaired.  Our experienced crew will inventory and pack out your property carefully and efficiently.  Our content clean-room houses state of the art ultrasonic equipment that works miracles on soot damaged items.

From air scrubbers to dehumidifiers and air movers, we have the right equipment to get the job done.  The proper equipment allows a structure to dry properly and reduce further contamination and damage.

SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park Tackles Large Commercial Losses

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

High Rise Fire

When your Anne Arundel County business suffers a large loss from water, fire or natural disaster, you can count on SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park to restore your facility.  Our project management staff is well-qualified to handle any disaster. Plus, we own the equipment needed to mitigate large loss fire and flood restoration.

As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan can help protect your company, its employees, and its infrastructure, and maximizes your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster.  You can do this by taking three simple steps:

  • Plan to stay in business
  • Encourage your employees to become ready
  • Protect your investment

At SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park we employee experienced leaders in the restoration industry that specialize in all varieties of emergency cleanup with the capacity for any size job.  Our team includes IICRC certified technicians.  The IICRC certification is the highest standard of cleaning and remediation.  We are American Bio Recovery Association certified in biohazard recovery/infectious disease and blood-borne pathogens.  Our crew chiefs provide complete job file maintenance and electronic communication protocols. And, as a service to SERVPRO nationwide, we are part of the SERVPRO Industries traveling “STORM” team.

SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park owns a variety of specialized mitigation equipment, including testing and monitoring equipment.  Our 18,000 square foot warehouse facility houses over 45 warehouse crates providing extra-large storage capacity.  Our Ozone Room eradicates odor from business property and our clean room dedicated to content cleaning only.

When fire or water damage puts things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well.  That’s why knowing contacting SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park is so important.

Who is SERVPRO Annapolis/Severna Park?

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park

Standing knee deep in a flooded basement, the last thing you may be considering is what clean-up company can provide you with an accurate scope of work to present to your insurance company.  So, before you select the company that is going to extract the water, you might want to know who SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park is.

SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park is a woman-owned business, owned by Severna Park native Diane Whittles.  Did you know she has owned this franchise for 42 years?  SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park employees around 25 Anne Arundel County residents, including some of Diane’s family members.

Craig Dellagatta, has been with SERVPRO for nearly two years.  Craig is a lead estimator specializing in mold remediation.  He served as a local police officer before joining our team.

You can read more about the team on the SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park employee page.

Most of our employees have worked with SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park for years.  Diane insists and provides continuing education for all technicians throughout the year, ensuring that they are up do date on all the latest industry trends in remediation.  This is perhaps one of the reasons SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park is a local leader.