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Winterizing Your Cabin to Avoid Water Damage in Bel Air, MD

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments

The fall weather in Bel Air, MD is taking hold and winter isn’t too far behind. It’s been a busy few months, but you’ve finally made it up to your cabin to get it winter ready. Without proper winterization your cabin can become a water damaged mess by spring.  Do you know how to winterize your cabin to avoid water damage? The water damage cleanup experts at ServiceMaster Libby Green are here to help with our top tips!

 

  1. Shut off the water and drain the pipes. The first step in winterizing your summer cabin is to shut off the main water line to your cabin. Once the water has been shut off you should open all the faucets and drain the pipes. By doing this you will ensure there isn’t any water in the pipes to freeze. If water is left in the pipes and they burst, you’ll be facing the need for burst pipe cleanup.
  2. Insulate or drain your water heater. If the water heater is in a part of the cabin that isn’t fully insulated, you need to make sure to either fully insulate or drain the water heater. The reasoning behind this is the same as draining the pipes in step 1. Any water left behind that can freeze can result in water damage come spring when everything thaws.
  3. What to do if facing water damage. If after doing everything you can to avoid water damage you still find yourself in need of water damage restoration, where do you turn? ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here to help you with all of your water damage restoration needs. Our technicians are trained in all the latest water extraction techniques. Once the water is removed they have the tools to perform moisture detection to ensure there isn’t any water hiding anywhere.

 

ServiceMaster by Libby Green technicians can help those in the Bel Air, MD area with everything from flood damage restoration to sewer damage cleanup. Our technicians will do all the work so you don’t have to worry or stress. At ServiceMaster by Libby Green we’ll even work with your insurance company so you don’t have to. When faced with water damage restoration needs your first call should be to ServiceMaster by Libby Green at (800) 570-4206.

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3 Tips for Managing Fire Damage in Your Fallston, MD Home

September 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

As the weather becomes cooler, residents all over Fallston, MD are looking to stay warm and cozy. Whether you’re stoking the fire or lighting candles, staying warm comes with the risk of fire damage. The restoration professionals at ServiceMaster by Libby Green want to help you stay safe this season with our top 3 fire damage management tips!

 

  1. Keep the fire isolated. As with most things, prevention is the best medicine. It doesn’t matter if you’re lighting candles or a fire in the fireplace, make sure the fire is isolated from its surroundings. Candles should be placed on either small plates or heat-proof surfaces to ensure the heat of the candle doesn’t cause a fire. Also, keep candles away from flammable materials such as curtains. If using a fireplace keep the space clear and keep children away from the flames.
  2. Rely on professionals. If a fire occurs in your home, it’s not the end of the world. Fire damage can be treated with professional restoration services by the experts at ServiceMaster by Libby Green. Our technicians have the training and tools to help get your home back to normal quickly. Part of the fire damage cleanup process is odor removal to ensure your home smells as good as it looks.
  3. Don’t wait to treat fire & smoke damage. When fire damage isn’t treated quickly, secondary damage occurs. If left untreated too long, the fire damage can become permanent. The quicker damage is addressed, the more treatable it is.

 

Fires causes damage quickly. It isn’t just physically damaging to the home but also to you emotionally due to the added stresses of dealing with everything that comes afterwards. ServiceMaster by Libby Green makes it a priority to keep the fire damage restoration process as stress-free and easy as possible. To meet that goal ServiceMaster by Libby Green will work with your Fallston, MD insurance representative to ensure every step is met. For all your fire damage restoration needs in Fallston, MD, give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call immediately at (800) 570-4206.

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Storms Can Mean Disaster Restoration for Your Harford County Business!

August 31st, 2018 · No Comments

With the changing weather, your business faces new challenges such as cooler temperatures, costal winds, and storms. Where in Harford County do you turn if you’re preparing for a disaster or your business has already experienced damage?

ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here to help with disaster restoration services. Whether you’re preparing for an approaching storm or dealing with the aftermath of one that’s already wreaked havoc, we’re here for you. Here’s what you need to know about our disaster restoration services!

  1. Getting help before and after the storm. Are you faced with the possibility of future damage, or has your business already incurred damage? ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here for those in the Harford County area not only prepare for incoming storms but cleanup once the storm has come and gone. We offer board up services to help prepare your business as the storm grows closer. Once the storm has come and gone we offer emergency board up services to help close-up and secure your business until repairs can be made.
  2. Not all disasters are natural disasters. It’s possible to find yourself facing a disaster that wasn’t created by nature. Disaster restoration applies to the cleanup from any event that leaves behind damage. This can include everything from a natural storm damage to man-made disaster such as vandalism. Regardless of the cause of the disaster, ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here to help business owners with all their disaster restoration needs.
  3. We reduce the stress of cleanup. Our technicians understand that facing disaster restoration can be very stressful for you. We’re here to make it simple and get your business up and running again quickly. We’re capable of tackling any disaster scenario and will handle every aspect of restoration, from plan to completion. Don’t stress. Let us do the heavy lifting!

Your business is your livelihood and you’d do anything to protect it. When faced with disaster, let the professionals at ServiceMaster by Libby Green help. Our disaster restoration technicians will restore and repair your business, so you don’t miss a beat. We’re available 24/7/365, so just contact us at (800) 570-4206 for immediate assistance.

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The Dishwasher Turned the Kitchen into a Pool! Recover with Water Damage Restoration in Jarrettsville, MD

August 13th, 2018 · No Comments

As things begin to wind down in Jarrettsville MD, your family enjoys a rare calm meal at home in an otherwise jam-packed summer. Everyone begins to settle in as the table is cleared and the dishes are loaded into the dishwasher. However, it doesn’t take long for you to notice a river flowing out from underneath your dishwasher, filling the kitchen. You quickly turn the dishwasher off, but your kitchen has already transformed into a small swimming pool. It’s time to call the water damage restoration professionals at ServiceMaster by Libby Green. How do we return your kitchen to its pre-loss condition? Keep reading to learn more!

 

  1. Appraise the damage. Did you know there are different types of water damage? Depending on the source of the water damage, our water damage restoration technicians utilize different techniques and types of equipment. Before we do anything, we’ll appraise the water damage and develop a restoration plan to ensure your home is restored effectively.
  2. Use the right tools and techniques. Once we’ve appraised the damage and created a restoration plan, we get to work. Depending on the type of water damage and severity, we utilize different techniques and tools for water extraction, drying, and repairs. All of our equipment is industrial grade to give you the best results. This also helps to expedite water damage restoration, preventing mold growth and permanent damage.
  3. We don’t leave until you’re satisfied. ServiceMaster by Libby Green understands how important your Jarrettsville, MD home is to you. We ensure your property is properly restored and there’s no lingering moisture. Using moisture detection technology, we’re able to find additional moisture behind walls, in the ceiling, or under the floor. Our job isn’t done until you’re satisfied.

 

Experiencing water damage in your Jarrettsville, MD home is overwhelming, but recovery doesn’t have to be. We’ll restore your home to its pre-loss condition quickly and effectively so you can get back to business as usual. For quick, reliable, and thorough water damage restoration, contact the experts at ServiceMaster by Libby Green for immediate 24/7/365 assistance at (800) 570-4206.

 

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Prevent the Need for Biohazard Cleanup in Your Bel Air, MD RV This Summer

July 31st, 2018 · No Comments

As the summer starts to come to a close you’re busy getting your Bel Air, MD home and RV winter ready. While it’s only just the beginning of August you and your family are booked every weekend through September and won’t have time to use the RV for the rest of the summer. You’ve spent a majority of the summer in Bel Air, MD instead of roaming the open road in the RV, so as you get ready to winterize it you’re not sure what you’re going to find.

As you approach the RV you’re greeted with the most intense and unpleasant smell you’ve ever experienced. In the air vent leading into the sleeping area of the RV, you find a critter has found its way into your RV and never left. It’s time for biohazard cleanup, but do you know who to turn to and how to prevent this in the future? The biohazard cleanup pros at ServiceMaster by Libby Green are here to help with our top tips!

  • Make sure all openings are sealed. The first step in ensuring that rodents and other small animals don’t find their way into your RV is to make sure that all openings are sealed. Things like air vents can be sealed using a small gauge fencing, like chicken wire, to ensure that the airflow isn’t interrupted but also so that living creatures can’t find their way in.
  • Make sure there isn’t anything to entice visitors. Before you close up your RV make sure you have cleaned up any food or other things that could entice visitors. If your cabin or RV has food and other edibles laying around the rodents and other animals will smell it and come to investigate. Trash needs to be taken out and removed from the property for the same reason.
  • Don’t perform cleanup yourself. If you find yourself in a situation where something has gotten in but couldn’t get back out, you shouldn’t do the cleanup yourself. Deceased animals present a host of biohazardous materials that can put your health at risk. ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here to help those in the Bel Air, MD area with all their biohazard cleanup needs. Our technicians utilize the appropriate protective gear and techniques to clean biohazardous materials, so your space is safe and usable again.

Whether it’s a critter in your RV or a crime scene, ServiceMaster by Libby Green can tackle any biohazardous situation. Our experienced, compassionate professionals will perform thorough biohazard cleanup to your Bel Air, MD, property, allowing you to get back to business as usual quickly. Don’t put yourself at risk by tackling biohazards yourself; contact our professionals at (800) 570-4206 for immediate assistance.

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Summer Fun Can Lead to Water Damage Restoration in Fallston, MD

July 5th, 2018 · No Comments

As summer continues to roll along and the hot days grow longer in Fallston, MD, are you ready to defend your home against water damage? Summertime brings with it sprinklers, water balloons, and pool time fun. This means water damage can appear in your Fallston, MD home with little to no warning, leaving you with a giant mess to clean. The water damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster by Libby Green want to help you keep your home safe this summer. Check out our top water damage prevention and response tips below!

 

  1. Keep Water Fun Away from the House. Having water fun close to the house can result in water finding its way inside. Hoses next to open windows can result in small waterfalls into your basement. Best practice is to make sure that all hoses, sprinklers, and pools are a safe distance from your house. This will allow you to have all the fun in the sun you want without worrying about turning your home into a pool.
  2. Cleanup Water Damage Immediately. If you find that water has found its way into your house you need to clean up the mess immediately. Quickly remove as much excess water as you can by mopping it up or using a wet/dry vacuum or pump to limit the amount of water damage.
  3. Contact the Experts. If enough water invaded your home to soak carpeting, saturate drywall, and seep under flooring, it’ll take an expert hand to treat the water damage. Contact the water damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster by Libby Green to ensure the water damage in your home is properly treated. We utilize tools like industrial fans and moisture detection equipment to ensure the area is dry and all moisture is removed from your home.

 

Water damage can happen from any number of causes including a burst pipe, rainwater flooding, or a ruptured above-ground swimming pool. ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here to help those in Fallston, MD with water damage cleanup, sewer damage cleanup, and flood damage restoration. For all your water damage restoration needs in Fallston, MD, give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call immediately at (800) 570-4206.

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3 Tips for Preventing Fire Damage in Pikesville, MD

July 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

Do you have a fire inspection coming up for your Pikesville, MD, business? Are you ready? These important inspections not only ensure your business is safe for your customers but also yourself and your employees. Here are some tips from the

at ServiceMaster by Libby Green to help you get ready for your fire inspection and prevent fire damage to your business year-round!

  1. Check Your Fire Alarm System: The first step to preventing fire damage is to make sure your fire alarm system is working properly. Each business requires a certain number of fire detectors and sprinkler heads, depending on the size and type of building. Codes may have changed since your last inspection, so make sure your fire alarm system is working and up to date. For help, contact whoever installed your system! They can check it and make sure everything is working and up to code.
  2. Check Your Safety Equipment: If a fire occurs, you need to have the right safety equipment to fight it. Again, the type and size of your business will determine what types of equipment and how many pieces you need on the premises. Check your equipment monthly to make sure everything is still working. For example, fire extinguishers should still read green on their pressure gauges. If they don’t, they’ll have to be replaced.
  3. Train Your Employees: The final step is to make sure that all your employees are trained to use safety equipment and how to evacuate the building. It’s beneficial for both you and your employees if you run a fire drill once every quarter. This ensures that they know where to go and you know how long it takes to be completed.

Unfortunately, you can do everything right and your business can still experience fire damage. That’s where the professionals at ServiceMaster by Libby Green come in. We have the tools, training, and expertise to treat any level of fire damage in your Pikesville, MD, business, getting you back up and running quickly. We’re available 24/7/365, so just give us a call at (800) 570-4206 for immediate assistance!

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Be Prepared for Summer Storms and Recover With Storm Damage Cleanup in Jarrettsville, MD

June 8th, 2018 · No Comments

This year has been a strange year for weather in Jarrettsville, MD. The spring included heavy snow and ice and now the warmer weather is bringing severe storms and a potential hurricane. Your business took a beating during the winter and now summer isn’t looking much better. Do you know what steps to take to prepare for a storm and reduce the resulting damage? The storm damage cleanup experts at ServiceMaster Libby Green want to help you be prepared.

 

  1. If you have time prepare as much as possible. If you have advance warning and know that your business may be facing a disaster prepare your business as much as possible. ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here for those in the Jarrettsville, MD area with board up services. We can help you plan ahead and create a board up plan to ensure your business can make it through the storm.
  2. If you’re told to evacuate don’t wait it out. If the authorities have ordered an evacuation, you should leave as soon as possible. Pack up your valuables and get you and your employees out of the line of danger. By trying to wait out the storm you’re putting yourself and first responders in danger.
  3. Once the danger has passed start the cleanup process quickly. Once the storm has passed and you’re allowed back into the area the first thing you’re going to want to do is to assess the storm damage to your business. Not only can ServiceMaster by Libby Green help you prepare for the storm before it arrives, but we can help you with storm damage cleanup once the storm has passed. Businesses in Jarrettsville, MD need to know that they will have help available when facing a disaster and ServiceMaster by Libby Green makes it our number one goal to be there.

 

ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here to help with everything from storm damage cleanup to biohazard cleanup. We understand that when facing a disaster, the disaster restoration can seem daunting and impossible. We’re here to make it quick and easy and help you get back to normal everyday life quickly. For your disaster restoration needs in Jarrettsville, MD, give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206.

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Learn How to Prevent Fire Damage When Burning Brush in Bel Air, MD

May 30th, 2018 · No Comments

June winds are blowing through Bel Air, MD and your family has spent the majority of the weekend doing yard work, trimming trees, and plucking weeds. Now you’re left with mounds of debris and thinking that it’s time to do a burn. Unfortunately, this can put your home at risk of fire damage. The fire damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster by Libby Green want to help you stay safe and keep your property free of fire damage. Learn our top brush burning tips and avoid fire damage!

  1. Build a fire pit. The first thing you have to do is build a fire pit that is as far from standing structures as possible. You want to make sure that the ring is surrounded by bricks or rocks to ensure that the fire remains in the pit and doesn’t set the surrounding area on fire. The pit should be deep enough that the ashes and coals aren’t carried by the wind once the fire has died down.
  2. Clear the surroundings. Make sure that the areas immediately surrounding the fire pit are cleared of anything that may catch fire. This includes dried grass, sticks, and flammables, such as gas or oil. You also want to make sure that you have a bucket of sand or water close by in case the fire does escape the pit.
  3. If the fire does escape the pit you must act quickly to put it out. While around the fire in your Bel Air, MD yard you must always be aware of what’s happening. If the fire does escape the pit you must be ready to put it out quickly with water or sand. The longer the fire is allowed to burn outside the pit the more fire damage you will face.

If you find yourself facing fire damage in the Bel Air, MD area your first call should be to ServiceMaster by Libby Green. Our technicians are trained in all of the latest fire damage restoration tools and techniques and specialize in cleaning up fire damage, getting you and your home back to normal quickly. While the fire may be outside your home the smoke from the fire can still cause smoke and odor in your home. Our technicians can help with smoke cleanup and odor removal to get the air quality in your home back to normal. For your fire damage restoration needs in Bel Air, MD give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206.

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May Storms Cause Flood Damage in Pikesville, MD

May 14th, 2018 · No Comments

This May has been especially wet in Pikesville, MD. The rain clouds have continued to roll in one right after another. The thunderstorms have helped to clear the air, but the continued rain has started causing problems as the ground is too saturated to absorb it all. The street in front of your house is starting to look like a mud-filled river and you’re worried about water finding its way into the basement and causing water damage. Do you know how to prevent flood damage?

 

  1. Pay attention to the weather and alerts. It’s important to pay attention to the weather and the radar to ensure that you know when and how hard your home is going to get hit with the next storm. You also want to pay attention to the alerts in your area and evacuate when the authorities tell you to leave. Your family’s safety should be your first priority.
  2. Prepare your home for flood damage. If you hear from the authorities that you need to evacuate—or even if all you hear is that there may be a lot of flooding—you want to prepare your home. Find objects, like sandbags, to place in front of doors and lower windows to slow the flow of water from coming into your home. You also want to make sure that you move all of your valuables to a higher floor, so they don’t get damaged.
  3. Start the flood damage cleanup process as quickly as possible. To give your home the best chance of recovery, flood damage cleanup needs to begin as soon as possible. ServiceMaster by Libby Green helps those in the Pikesville, MD recover from a variety of flood and water damage scenarios. Our technicians have the tools and techniques to make water damage restoration as easy and stress-free as possible.

 

ServiceMaster by Libby Green trains its technicians in the techniques for water extraction and moisture detection so the residents of Pikesville, MD don’t have to worry about the job being done right. We know that flood damage and burst pipe cleanup can cause undue stress and problems, so we do all the work for you. For your water damage restoration needs in Pikesville, MD give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206.

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