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There’s a River in the Basement! Water Removal in Bel Air, MD

August 31st, 2017 · No Comments

The storm clouds are rolling in one right after the other and the rain is falling relentlessly. You watch as the ground goes from soaked to oversaturated. As you sit in your living room contemplating what you’re going to do for the day you hear what sounds like a waterfall coming from the basement of your Bel Air, MD, home. A multitude of different emotions flood through you as you make your way down the stairs.

You reach the bottom step to find that one of the basement windows of your Bel Air, MD, home has broken and water is pouring in like an unrestrained garden hose. You stand frozen for a couple minutes, and then your brain kicks in and you spring into action.

Anytime you’re faced with such a situation the most important thing is to not panic. Work hard to stem the flow of water and remove as much water from the area as possible. Water chooses the path of least resistance and will find a way to soak into anything that’s porous. Removing furniture and other objects that are covered in fabric is a good start in the water extraction process. These items need to be removed to a dry area to allow them to start drying out immediately.

ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here to help those in the Bel Air, MD, area with all their water restoration needs. We work hard to make sure your home and belongings are returned to normal as quickly as possible. We have the tools to aid in moisture detection to help speed up the water extraction process. We’ll work hard to make sure that the water extraction is complete and your carpets are completely dry before we leave. We’ll even comb the carpets so they will lay in the right direction making it almost impossible to tell they were ever wet.

For your water restoration and water extraction needs in Bel Air, MD, give us at ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206.

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Disaster Preparation and Disaster Restoration in Pikesville, MD

August 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Living in beautiful Pikesville, MD, is a dream come true, but often our best dreams also come with a few downsides. Here, that downside is the possibility of a disaster every summer. You’re far enough inland that the possibility of being hit by a disaster such as a hurricane or tropical storm often slips your mind. Are you prepared for a disaster?

Most people aren’t as prepared for a disaster as they think they are neither do they realize that preparation is a two-step process. The first step is to have a plan in place to be prepared for the disaster. At ServiceMaster by Libby Green, we’re here to help you with board up services to help minimize the damage when the storm hits. It’s best practice to have a kit in place so when you hear of a storm coming you’ll be ready. This kit should include a flashlight with fresh batteries plus extra batteries, a weather radio, canned food or snacks, and candles. Each of these items can help you if the power goes out and is an essential part of the preparation kit.

Along with your storm kit, you should have a kit in place for once the storm has passed. You should have a charged phone that you can use to call for help if needed and, if necessary, to call ServiceMaster by Libby Green for disaster restoration services. You want to also make sure you have water and other essentials in your kit so you can get to work quickly on cleaning away debris to minimize any secondary damage. We can help those in the Pikesville, MD, area with the debris cleanup and get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. We understand the devastation that can follow a storm and make it our goal to make the cleanup and restoration process as stress-free as possible.

For your disaster restoration needs in Pikesville, MD, give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206.

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Candles; A Source of Fire Damage in Fallston, MD

August 9th, 2017 · No Comments

As summer continues to roll through the Fallston, MD, area, so do the occasional summer thunderstorms. A major possibility that arises with each storm is the potential for a lightning strike, but lightning isn’t the only potential source of fire damage when a storm rolls through. Often times, when the thunder starts pounding and the rain is falling like a waterfall, the power can go out and leave you in the dark.

It’s important when storms fill the skies to ensure that you have the proper tools on hand to maintain safety, and that usually includes using candles as a light source. Candles can offer your Fallston, MD, home lots of ambiance and light, but their flickering flames also increase the possibility of fire damage dramatically.

It’s important to make sure that a fire extinguisher is always handy as your water supply may be limited when the power goes out. You also want to make sure your phone is charged or you have an alternative power source so you can call for help if needed.

Storms can be unpredictable and cause situations that normally don’t occur. If fire damage is the result of one of these situations for you, make sure to call ServiceMaster by Libby Green to help you put your world right. We’re here for those in the Fallston, MD, area for all their fire damage restoration needs. We can help with smoke damage removal as well as soot removal from candle flames. Cleaning up fire damage is a long-involved process and we’re here to get you though it quickly and as stress-free as possible. Our number one goal is to get your home back to its original condition.

For all your fire damage cleanup and soot removal needs in Fallston, MD, and the surrounding area, please give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206.

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The Flood Waters are Rising! Get Flood Damage Cleanup in Jarrettsville, MD

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments

As of late, the weather in Jarrettsville, MD, has been mostly rain and heat. As you left the house this morning and made your way into work you heard that your area was under a flood warning. As you start your day and customers start rolling in the rain starts pouring. As the morning progresses you can see that the street has begun to flood. You turn on the radio to find that your work street and the streets in the immediate area have been closed. You get the remaining customers and employees out the door and head home. Now you turn your attention to doing what you can to save your business.

When facing the problem of impending water damage and flood damage there are a few things you can do to protect your home or business:

  • Move all important belongings to higher ground or off the premise if possible; the more items you can remove the less water damage that will occur
  • Fill sandbags or other burlap sacks with sand or other material that is heavy
    • Place these filled bags in front of doors and windows to help keep the water out if possible
  • After you’ve evacuated look for a pump or other tools that can help with removing any water that has made it past the sandbags

Water damage resulting from flood damage can be shocking and overwhelming. At ServiceMaster by Libby Green our goal in helping the Jarrettsville, MD, area is to get your home and life back to normal as quickly as possible. We can help with the flood damage restoration and moisture detection to get your business dried out quickly and back in business.

Anytime you have a need for water damage restoration in Jarrettsville, MD, give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206.

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Preventing Summer-Exclusive Water Damage in Elizabethtown, PA

July 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Summer is a magical time of the year for many reasons, but unfortunately, underneath the guise of beautiful weather and family vacations, it has a dark side—or rather, a damp side. There are countless forms of water damage that your Elizabethtown, PA home can experience in the summertime that don’t always occur year-round. Water-based activities pick up in a big way once summer starts, and that means more potential for accidents.

ServiceMaster Fire & Water Clean Up’s water damage restoration specialists encourage you to keep a close eye on everything from your kids playing with a hose to your sprinkler timers.

Garden hoses can seem pretty innocuous, and in a best-case scenario, they are! However, it’s a favorite summer toy for kids and an important tool for garden care, which means it gets a lot of use in the summer that it might not otherwise get in cooler months. Garden hoses can cause water damage to your property in several ways, but it all depends on whether or not you’re paying close attention. For example, forgetting to turn off the hose, letting a child point the hose where it shouldn’t go, or not realizing that the water spigot is leaking are all important signs to look out for if this is a popular “plaything” in your family. If water is making its way into your home’s foundation (or basement!), then you could be in for much bigger issues down the line.

On a less active note, sprinklers and pools are another easy way to sustain water damage without intending to. You may keep your pool filled for days on end in the summer without actually getting a chance to use it. Because of this, there could be a leak, a malfunction in the filtering system or, in the event of a rainstorm, overflow, without you being any the wiser. And since sprinklers are often set on a timer an irregularity could be missed if you’re not watching the cycles on a regular basis. In each of these cases, water damage could be in its early stages without you being any the wiser.

You can’t necessarily be everywhere at once, but it’s important to remember that water, as harmless as it seems, can do plenty of damage if left unchecked. Make sure you check and double-check all of your water holding containers and systems to ensure they’re functioning as they should be before leaving them unattended. If you require water damage restoration in your Elizabethtown, PA home, contact the water damage experts with ServiceMaster Fire and Water Clean Up at (717) 299-2261 or visit our website here.

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The Storms are Rolling in. Storm Damage Cleanup in Bel Air, MD

July 12th, 2017 · No Comments

The Bel Air, MD skies have been filled with rain clouds recently, and many of them have been dark and menacing. As you’re pulling into your driveway the rain begins to pour down. It’s raining so hard that one would think someone turned a faucet on. Shortly after you get into the house you begin to hear the tell-tale sound that accompanies hail, and the noise gets progressively louder and louder.

You sneak a quick look out the window and see that the hail is the size of baseballs, and the wind is tearing leaves and branches from the trees. You decide to head into the basement just to be safe, but suddenly hear a large crash. You peek into the living room and find that the large front yard tree has fallen and smashed through the picture window. As you stand and stare in disbelief, a small waterfall is flowing through the open window, and you living room is filling with tree debris and hail.

Once the storm passes you assess the damage, and you quickly realize there’s no way possible for you to perform the storm damage cleanup on your own. Where in Bel Air, MD can you turn for disaster restoration?

ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here for those in the Bel Air, MD area and can help with all your disaster restoration needs. We know that storm damage cleanup can be difficult and seeing your home in shambles is distressing. We’re here to make the entire process as quick and painless as possible and get you back into your home quickly.

Our technicians have the tools and training needed to help with all your disaster restoration needs. We can provide emergency board up services so your home remains secure and dry while we’re performing the debris cleanup, water removal, and drying tasks required to get your home back to pre-loss condition as quickly as possible and prevent mold and mildew from occurring in the future.

For your storm damage cleanup and disaster restoration needs in Bel Air, MD, give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206.

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Tin Foil in the Microwave! Fire Damage Restoration in Pikesville, MD

June 28th, 2017 · No Comments

It’s been a long day at work in Pikesville, MD and you’re ready to go home and unwind. Business has been crazy and you’ve been working long days and more than a couple weekends. As you’re gathering your belongings, the smell of burning food suddenly assaults your nose. As far as you can remember everyone else left about an hour ago, and you know you didn’t put anything in the microwave.

As you rush towards the break room the smell continues to grow stronger, but it now has the smell of melting plastic mixed in. As you enter the break room, to your horror, you see that the microwave is on fire, and flames are spreading to the counter and the cupboards. You grab the fire extinguisher and, thankfully, manage to put the fire out.

Once it’s extinguished you can see a charred mass in the microwave. It appears to be a plate covered with tinfoil. Someone apparently put something into the microwave to reheat it and forgot all about it, and they also forgot that you’re not supposed to put tin foil in the microwave. Now you need to find someone in the Pikesville, MD area that can help with fire damage restoration.

ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here for those with fire damage mitigation needs in the Pikesville, MD area. Accidents happen, and we know it can be difficult to watch your home or business go up in flames. We help with all fire damage repair as well as soot removal and smoke damage restoration. Our technicians are trained in all of the latest technology and techniques to ensure that the process is done correctly and completely. We’re at the top for cleaning up fire damage and will make sure you’re completely satisfied with our work before we leave. We’ll also perform odor removal to ensure your home or business doesn’t smell like a fire was ever there.

Any time you have a need for fire damage restoration in Pikesville, MD, give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call immediately at (800) 570-4206.

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A Broken Pipe in the Sprinkler Line! Water Damage Repair in Fallston, MD

June 20th, 2017 · No Comments

It’s been a busy week at your Fallston, MD office. With the completion of each holiday, your workload increases over the next few weeks. You’ve made it home for the weekend and are looking forward to some time to relax before the next week begins. As you’re sitting down to dinner with your family your business phone rings. Your first thought is to ignore it, but then you remember that nobody is supposed to be at the office so it must be important.

You pick up the phone to find that the fire chief is on the other end. You immediately think there has been a fire, but the chief assures you that there hasn’t. Apparently, the line running to the sprinkler in the breakroom broke. As a result, all the water that was in the line has now filled your breakroom. The change in pressure through the system activated the fire alarm, which explains why the fire chief is there.

You quickly make your way into the office to assess the damage. As you walk in you find that the breakroom is now a pond and the water is slowly making its way down the hall toward the offices. Where in Fallston, MD can you turn for help with water disaster restoration?

At ServiceMaster by Libby Green, we help those in the Fallston, MD area with all their water damage repair needs. We’re here to help with burst pipe cleanup and get your business back up and running. Our technicians understand that the water extraction process needs to be started quickly. We’ll make sure that everything is dried correctly and completely to your satisfaction before we leave. We use the latest technology in moisture detection so your home or business is back to normal fast.

Anytime you need water damage restoration in Fallston, MD, give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206.

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Saturated Soil and High Winds! Disaster Restoration in Jarrettsville, MD

June 6th, 2017 · No Comments

The weather in Jarrettsville, MD as of late has been so rainy and gray you feel like you’re going to float away. The ground is so soggy it feels like you’re walking on sopping wet sponges. You were just listening to the weather report and heard there’s a chance for high winds tonight into tomorrow. Your plan is to go home, hunker down with a good movie, and wait it out. As you slowly make your way home through the steady rain you can tell the wind is starting to pick up as it buffets your car about on the road.

You’re finally home. You’ve got the movie in and are looking for your favorite blanket to snuggle under. You can hear the wind blowing hard against the side of the house and see things from your yard, and your neighbor’s yard, blowing down the street. You suddenly hear a loud cracking sound coming from the back of the house, and the next thing you know, there’s a tree crashing through the roof and into your dining room! The high winds, combined with the saturated soil, caused one of your backyard trees to tumble and come smashing into your house! Where in the Jarrettsville, MD area are you going to find someone to help with the disaster restoration this requires?

ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here to help the Jarrettsville, MD area with all your disaster restoration needs. We can perform storm damage cleanup and debris cleanup and get your yard and home looking just as good as new. Our technicians are trained in the most up-to-date techniques and technology to help get your home back together. We also have board up services to help secure your property and keep it safe and dry until the house or building is fixed.

We can also help with biohazard cleanup that may be the result of a sewage back-up as the result of storm damage and flooding. We’re here to help you with anything you might need. Anytime you have a need for disaster restoration in Jarrettsville, MD, give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call immediately at (410)-836-0382.

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Bargain HVAC Cleaning Leads to Fire Damage Restoration in Bel Air, MD

May 12th, 2017 · No Comments

The days in Bel Air, MD, are getting warmer. You had called a bargain HVAC company to come in and clean the HVAC system to prepare for the long summer air conditioning season ahead, and after about an hour of working in the utility room they inform you everything’s cleaned and ready to keep the office nice and comfortable. You set the thermostat to cool the office and get back to work.

Soon afterwards you begin to smell a strange odor. After a quick walk around, you can’t find anything to explain the smell, and the only place you haven’t checked is the utility room.  As you open the door the odor is so strong it burns your nose and makes you eyes water. As you turn to dash from the room it begins to fill with billowing clouds of black, acrid smoke, so you hurriedly dial 911.

After the fire department extinguishes the smoldering blaze and begins venting the building, you’re told it appears something went wrong with the HVAC system. The Fire Chief escorts you to what’s left of the utility room. The walls, floor and ceiling are badly scorched, and the heavy smell of smoke fills the building. Worse yet, there’s a thin layer of sticky, black soot covering almost everything. You silently beat yourself up for going with the bargain HVAC cleaning company. In your attempt to save a few bucks you now need a company in Bel Air, MD that can help with fire damage restoration.

ServiceMaster by Libby Green serves Bel Air, MD and can help you with all your fire damage repair and restoration needs. Our trained and experienced technicians will perform the smoke damage and soot removal quickly to reduce secondary damage. We’ll then apply odor mitigation to get the air quality in your building back to what it was pre-fire. We have state-of-the art technology that aids our technicians to perform the work efficiently and thoroughly so you can quickly get back to business-as-usual.

We also perform extremely thorough HVAC cleaning to remove harmful dust, contaminants, mold, and allergens from the HVAC system and ductwork of your facility to ensure everyone is surrounded by the cleanest and healthiest air possible in your work environment.

Any time you have a need for fire damage restoration in Bel Air, MD, immediately give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206.

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