Preventing Frozen Pipes
With winter approaching, it is critical to protect your home or business from the frigid temperatures. Frozen pipes can be a large issue during the upcoming months. When pipes break, water damage follows. SERVPRO of Cecil County restores many homes and businesses from water damage caused by frozen pipes. However, there are ways you can prevent this common winter disaster by properly maintaining your pipes.
- Insulate any exposed pipes.
- Close indoor valves that supply water outdoors. Open the outdoor valves to drain any excess water.
- Disconnect any outside hoses from your hose bib.
- In dangerously low temperatures, allow cold water to drip from the faucets. This will allow water to continuously flow through the pipes and prevent them from freezing.
- To thaw frozen pipes, use a heating pad or towels soaked in hot water.
Water damage caused by frozen pipes is a common issue in the winter months. If you have any issues with frozen pipes, our water restoration professionals will be there to help. We offer 24/7 emergency services for our local customers when they experience a fire, water or mold damage event. Contact us at 410-620-3322 to learn more.
Cooking and Fire Safety
Cooking is a leading cause of household fires in the United States. This makes it critical to use precautions when preparing meals for you and your family. With the holidays getting closer, this is more important than ever.
To keep you and your family safe, follow these cooking safety measures outlined by the National Fire Protection Association.
- When cooking, always stay in the kitchen and do not leave food unattended.
- Stay alert and focused when cooking to avoid the risk of injury.
- Use a timer to ensure food does not burn or simmer. Check the stove or oven regularly.
- Keep flammable materials away from the stove and oven, such as towels and oven mitts.
- Wear clothing that will not come in contact with heat sources.
- Children should stay at least three feet away from cooking areas including hot food and liquids that can cause burns.
Following these safety measures will eliminate the risk of a cooking fire in your home and keep you and your family safe. If you experience any type of smoke, soot or fire damage, SERVPRO of Cecil County will be there to help! We restore any size fire disaster, including cooking fires for our local communities. Call us today at 410-620-3322.
Always Prepared for Water Damage
The water restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Cecil County had to remove all the flooring in this kitchen after a local homeowner suffered significant water damage. The owners had returned to their home in Port Deposit to find that their basement had been flooded from a leak in their upstairs bathroom. After the ceiling had caved in, most of the damage was left in the basement. However, the water had affected all three floors of the home and much of the flooring had to be removed and restored.
SERVPRO of Cecil County visited the property immediately to begin the water mitigation process. Our team was happy to help restore the home back to preloss conditions. Once the water was extracted from the affected areas, we laid down our drying equipment in order to ensure the space was fully dry.
The customer was very satisfied with our services and crew and stated that we made her feel at ease. Our team strives for this with every disaster we encounter. SERVPRO of Cecil County knows how devastating a leak or flood can be for you and your home. We hope to make every situation better for our customers by giving them this same impression after we have left the water damage in your home “Like it never even happened.”
Fire Damage in North East
We recently received a call from a resident in North East after his building had caught fire and left damage to his home. SERVPRO of Cecil County was happy to help with the fire and smoke damages. Our fire restoration professionals visited the property immediately to assess the damages and begin the cleaning process.
Our specialized equipment and techniques removed smoke and soot from all surfaces in the home. We then cleaned and disinfected the affected areas as well as eliminated any signs of odor using our industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment. In addition, our team cleaned and restored many of the items in the home back to preloss conditions.
Once the contents and structure were restored, the home was back to a clean and healthy environment, and this customer was thrilled with the result. SERVPRO of Cecil County is always prepared to help with fire damage in our local area. If you experience any fire, smoke or soot damage in your own home, call us today at 410-620-3322.
SERVPRO and Disaster Preparation
SERVPRO of Cecil County is always prepared for unexpected disasters from fire, water and mold. Our restoration professionals help restore properties daily from emergencies such as pipe breaks and smoke damage, and the situation can often be overwhelming. We are reminding local homeowners and businesses to plan and help protect their properties in order to prevent such a disaster.
This week is Fire Prevention Week. Now is the perfect time to prepare and create or update your evacuation plan in case of any type of emergency. Click here to learn important fire prevention guidelines and safety measures from the American Red Cross.
Building an emergency kit is a helpful way to be prepared for a disaster. You should also know what to do in case of power outages in your area.
In order to protect your property even further, SERVPRO of Cecil County also offers an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) to businesses for free. This is a digital file with information such as water shutoffs, fire suppression systems and key personnel that businesses can utilize in the event of an emergency to help minimize downtime and prevent further damage. Click here to learn more about the ERP.
It is critical to be prepared if disaster does strike. Should you experience fire, water or mold damage, SERVPRO of Cecil County is ready to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Fire Prevention Week
Prevention is key to avoiding a fire like this on your own property.
Fire prevention week is October 6th-12th. SERVPRO of Cecil County has helped to restore many homes and businesses in our local area after a fire. These situations can be very devastating, so it is critical to protect yourself and your property from such a disaster.
The most effective way to prevent a fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. Hazards to be aware of include a collection of dust, electrical equipment, and flammable liquids and vapors.
Be sure to keep your property clean. Check that your electrical equipment is working properly and that there are no power issues that can lead to a fire. In addition, cooking is a leading cause of fires. When cooking, it is important not to leave an oven or stove unattended.
You should have a fire extinguisher in your home and one on every floor if you own a business. Test the batteries in your smoke detectors regularly and replace them every ten years. You should also have a first aid kit and an evacuation plan in case of emergencies.
These steps can decrease your chance of a fire drastically as well as help in the event of such a disaster. If you experience smoke, soot or fire damage, our fire restoration professionals can help reverse the destruction. SERVPRO of Cecil County is prepared to respond to any size fire disaster at a moment’s notice.
Basement Water Damage
SERVPRO of Cecil County received a call from a local homeowner in Elkton after a pipe had burst in his home. The finished basement was left extensively damaged by the water leak, but our water restoration professionals visited the property immediately to assess the damages and help restore the home.
We removed the flooring in the affected area and completed the water mitigation process. Once the basement was substantially dry, we then placed our specialized drying equipment in the area in order to ensure there were no signs of water left behind. This step is critical in order to eliminate the risks of other water or mold issues in the future due to insufficient drying.
This customer is thrilled with our crew and the work we performed. We’re happy to help and are here for our local residents and businesses 24/7. If you experience any size water, fire or mold disaster, call SERVPRO of Cecil County at 410-620-3322.
Fifty Years of SERVPRO!
SERVPRO has just celebrated 50 years of service in the restoration and cleaning industry! This is no small task, and we were happy to be a part of the celebration during the 50th Annual SERVPRO Convention in Sacramento, California. The annual Convention included educational workshops, events and numerous awards given to franchises and owners. We were honored to take part in this event and to have the opportunity to celebrate SERVPRO’s 50 years of successful service. We are proud to be a part of the #1 restoration and cleaning company!
SERVPRO of Cecil County has been proudly serving communities in our own local area. Our cleaning and restoration professionals are dedicated to making any size disaster “Like it never even happened.” If you experience a fire, water or mold disaster, SERVPRO of Cecil County will be there to help at a moment’s notice. Call us today at 410-620-3322.
Mold Remediation for a Local Organization
When a local organization called us about a mold infestation in one of the apartment units they manage, SERVPRO of Cecil County was prepared to help. After tearing up the floors for renovations, the owner of the property had discovered that mold had formed underneath. She was concerned and called our team for immediate remediation.
Our crew visited the property right away in order to assess the damages and start restoring the property without delay. We successfully removed all signs of mold growth and properly cleaned the affected areas in order to make the space like brand new.
The organization was extremely satisfied with our hard-working crew and how quickly we had restored the space. At SERVPRO of Cecil County, we understand how critical it is for disasters like this to be restored quickly in order to maintain a successful business. We were thrilled that we were able to help!
Commercial Duct Cleaning
SERVPRO of Cecil County is happy to help our local and national neighbors with their restoration and cleaning needs. Recently, we completed a large commercial duct cleaning for a private university in Vermont. We were happy to help when we were asked to help restore the college and began coordinating travel with the crew to visit the institution immediately.
Our crew spent an entire week in Vermont to complete the work, and the college could not be happier to have a cleaner and healthier environment for the faculty, staff and students. We were happy to restore the university “Like it never even happened.”
Our cleaning and restoration professionals are dedicated to helping commercial clients who are in need. To learn more about our commercial services and how we can help your business, call SERVPRO of Cecil County at 410-620-3322. We’re happy to help with any size disaster.