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Sink Damage Leads to Water Restoration Services in North East

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cecil County recently performed water mitigation services for a homeowner in North East.  The supply line to the bathroom sink had been damaged, causing water to flood the floors and to begin leaking through the ceiling.

Our water restoration team completed all mitigation, drying and disinfecting services to the affected areas in order to ensure a fully restored structure.  This included placing several air movers in the home to effectively remove all signs of water from the premises.  This advanced equipment is utilized in order to quickly eliminate water in all areas of a facility, including all hidden areas where the water may have traveled to.  This is critical in preventing future water or mold issues.

SERVPRO of Cecil County offers fire and water cleanup and restoration services, mold remediation, and general cleaning services to the Elkton area.  We strive to make every unique situation as pleasant as we can for our local community and we are always "Ready for Whatever Happens."

Biohazard and Sewage Cleanup for a Local Municipality!

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cecil County recently received a call from one of our local Municipalities regarding severe sewage damage in their facility.  Sewage had flowed into two rooms of the facility and required mitigation in addition to a thorough cleaning of the affected areas.  This included the ceiling, floors and content affected.

When sewage is present, it is critical to utilize best practices for cleaning and disinfecting all areas affected by the contamination.  Our IICRC-Certified team applies advanced anti-microbial and anti-fungal treatments in addition to hospital-grade cleaning solutions to fully sanitize and remediate the problem in regards to everyone’s health and safety.

Contaminated sewage water can quickly degrade into a more severe and hazardous issue if left untreated.  Any bacteria present in the sewage can quickly spread and cause health issues.  Therefore, we stress calling a certified professional immediately to resolve the problem before further damage can occur.

Should you have a biohazard, sewage or cleaning emergency, SERVPRO of Cecil County is prepared to help restore your Elkton home or facility at a moment's notice.  Our Biohazard team specializes in cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing the affected areas involved in your contaminated environment!

Ceiling Leak and Water Damage in Perryville

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cecil County was called to assist with water damage that had affected two stories of a local home in Perryville.  After the fire suppression system had been damaged on the second floor of the residence, water had leaked through the ceiling and into the living room of the home.

Our water restoration crews removed the pad and floated the carpet in several areas in order to fully extract and dry every inch of the home that could have been potentially affected by the water leak.  Treating these areas properly will prevent the risk of further water damage or mold growth.

Our Reconstruction Department also completed services for repairs and replacement of the ceiling and floors in order to fully restore the home to a preloss state.   As a locally owned and operated franchise, SERVPRO of Cecil County is happy to have the team, expertise and equipment to offer these services to our local Elkton community!

Fire Damage Awakens Homeowner in Colora

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cecil County was called to assist with a fire that had occurred during the early morning hours at a home in Colora.  Around 4:30 AM, a fire erupted in the bedroom, causing fire, smoke and soot damage throughout the home.  The fire’s strength had grown so fierce that every window had been forcibly broken.  Two of the residents were also taken to the hospital since they had suffered from burns and smoke inhalation.

The homeowner involved in this overwhelming situation had heard of SERVPRO's fire cleanup and restoration services and trusted our local Cecil County franchise to help.  Our emergency response crew has already removed the substantial amount of fire-damaged content and debris throughout the Colora home. 

Our fire restoration crew has begun the demolition process and will continue to restore this home to preloss conditions.  SERVPRO of Cecil County also partners with our Reconstruction team in order to fully restore properties such as this in the event of fire, water or mold damage.

Cecil County Board Up Services

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cecil County often offers board up services in the event of a fire in addition to when it is required to maintain the structure and safety of a building in other circumstances.  These circumstances often involve a vehicular accident where a car runs through a home or commercial building.

We received one such call where a vehicle had been driven through an Elkton property, damaging portions of the window and structure.  We responded overnight to this call for help in order to assess the damages and provide assistance.  Our crews removed a substantial amount of shattered glass and debris from both the interior and exterior of the property.  We also boarded up the windows and doors for the local customer.

We are called to provide this service in Cecil County more often than expected, and we also offer Reconstruction services and partnering contractors to assist with fully restoring a home or facility when this happens.  Should the unexpected happen, SERVPRO of Cecil County is prepared to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Cecil County Encourages Building Safety!

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

May is National Building Safety Month!  This is an initiative created by various organizations to educate homeowners as well as insurance and property management professionals on the proper protocols of building and maintaining a safe facility.  Construction, design, safety, affordability and energy efficiency are key points to focus on when it comes to your home or commercial building.

This campaign stresses the importance of adopting modern and often updated building codes in order to maintain a safe structure.  SERVPRO of Cecil County supports this cause since building codes are a key part of maintaining a facility.  Neglecting the proper protocols for your home or business can lead to water, fire or mold damage, which our restoration professionals are all too familiar with.

Through our Emergency READY Profile Program (ERP), SERVPRO of Cecil County offers a related service where all pertinent information for a commercial building is documented in a digital file in case of a fire or water emergency.  Water shut-off valves, electrical systems and building access are a few standard pieces of information that we gather in order to allow the proper actions to be taken immediately with minimal downtime.  To learn more, click here!

Storm Damage At A Large Retail Facility

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cecil County recently visited this local retail facility in Texas after the severe winter storm and power outages they suffered had caused the pipes to freeze and break.  This caused a substantial amount of flooding and water damage throughout the building.

Like the thousands of other homes and businesses affected by the storm, water mitigation services were needed immediately for this facility.  Our team traveled to this state in order to assist with the overwhelming damages caused by one of the most large-scale storm disasters our country has faced.

Our crew worked hard to remove the damages from the storm and therefore minimize the downtime for this business.  We completed water mitigation services and placed multiple air movers in the facility in order to dry the affected areas as quickly as possible.  This process takes approximately three days to complete in order to ensure all signs of water are removed and there is no further risk of water or mold damage.

When it comes to commercial storm losses, SERVPRO of Cecil County is “Faster to any size disaster.”  Our storm team travels on a local and national level to assist those who have suffered water or storm damage.  Whether a small leak or major weather event has occurred in our local community, we are here to help!  We cover all of Cecil County when it comes to water, fire, mold and cleaning services!

Sump Pump Failure Causes Extensive Water Damage in Hacks Point

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cecil County visited a home in Hacks Point after a sump pump failure caused inches of water to make their way into this basement.  This was an extensive mitigation job for our water restoration team.  It took hours to remove the large pool of collected water from the affected areas.  We also placed our advanced drying equipment for three days to ensure all signs of water damage were eliminated.  This also prevents further water damage and mold growth.

There was a large amount of affected content as well.  While most of this content was too damaged to be restored, we offer a Document Drying method where documents and other damaged content can often be completely restored after fire or water damage.

SERVPRO of Cecil County is happy to help with document drying and water cleanup and restoration services for your home or business!  Give us a call at 410-620-3322 to learn more!

Fire Damage Prevention With Air Conditioning Units

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the warmer months upon us.  Using our air conditioning units is one daily routine that we should prepare for with the proper precautions. 

Like many household applicances, air conditioners have a risk of starting a fire.  They also cause a substantial amount of household fires during the summer.  Therefore, it is important to hire a certified professional to inspect and repair any issues with the unit before the warmer weather begins.  Below, we list a few preventative actions you can take to prevent fire damage in your Elkton home or facility due to an air conditioning unit.

  • Avoid using the AC unit at all hours of the day.  Overuse can cause the unit to overheat.  Therefore, turning off the unit when the temperature begins to cool down, or when you are not home is a smart and safe way to prevent the unit from heating up.
  • Regularly have your unit inspected and cleaned by a professional.  The unit should be checked for technical malfunctions as well as for dirt and debris that can build up and cause a fire hazard.  The filter in the unit should also be changed each month.
  • Flammable materials such as leaves should be cleared away from the unit.  The buildup on an AC unit can potentially cause fire damage.
  • If you have a window unit, make sure that rain will not drip onto the electrical components.  Extension cords should not be used for window units, since they can overheat.

SERVPRO of Cecil County provides complete fire restoration services to our local Elkton community.  We offer cleaning, smoke and soot removal, and full reconstruction services in addition to other fire damage needs.  Should your Cecil County property experience a fire due to an air conditioner disaster or other issue, our fire restoration professionals are always prepared to help restore your property!

Fire Damage Prevention for Spring!

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Spring is the perfect time to engage in spring cleaning for your Elkton home or business.  SERVPRO of Cecil County would also like to remind you that the spring season can also lead to several risks of fire damage, should preventative actions not be taken.  Below, we list many of the safety measures you should follow in addition to your annual spring cleaning.  These steps will help to eliminate the risk of fire damage in your Elkton home or facility.

  • Replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  This process should be completed on an annual basis so spring is the perfect time to start fresh!  Alarms should also be tested once a month to ensure they are properly working.
  • Ensure that your electrical cords are in tact.  Torn or broken cords should be replaced.
  • While spring cleaning your kitchen, be sure to clean areas where cooking ingredients such as grease may have spread.  Grease on a stove can be a large fire hazard when cooking, therefore it is important to always thoroughly clean your stove and kitchen surfaces after preparing a meal.  You should also do the same with your grill, since grease that has collected from the past season can still be a fire hazard.  In addition, the propane tank and all grill features should be checked for issues.
  • Dryers are a leading cause of household fires due to the buildup of lint in the dryer or dryer vent.  Dryer lint, including dirt, dust and other debris, should be removed after each load of laundry.  However, the lint can still reach the dryer vent and cause a clog or fire hazard.  It is recommended that you clean your dryer vent annually.
  • Your chimney should also be inspected and cleaned.  This will confirm that the chimney is safe for the following season.
  • For commercial facilities, check that your Emergency Exit signs are clearly visible so that those in the building will have a clear route of exit in an emergency.  Commercial buildings should always have an emergency plan that all employees are aware of.
  • Inspect your fire extinguishers, and make sure they are in proper working condition.  For businesses, you should confirm that you have the correct amount of extinguishers for your building so that they can easily be found if needed.

SERVPRO of Cecil County understands the risks of fire damage during each season.  By following these spring safety guidelines, your Elkton home or business will more likely experience a risk-free spring!  Should you suffer any size fire, smoke or soot damage, our fire restoration professionals are prepared to help!  We are also happy to provide HVAC Duct and Dryer Vent cleaning services to help prevent or restore your property.

SERVPRO of Cecil County provides an immediate response for fire and water damage in our local Elkton community.  We offer fire restoration services for any extent of damage, including content cleaning, smoke and soot removal and full reconstruction services.  We're here to help make any disaster you may experience this spring "Like it never even happened."