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Smoke Damage Cleanup to Make Your Rental Like New

January 27th, 2020 · No Comments

The tenant in your Baltimore County, MD, rental has moved out. They’ve been living there for several years, and now it’s time for you to go in and clean it out. As you walk in, the overwhelming smell of cigarette smoke hangs heavy, and there are soot marks on the walls from candles and who knows what else. How are you going to get all of this smoke damage cleaned up?


Smoke damage is hard to cleanup. From the ceilings to the floors, smoke permeates into every corner and can linger for a long time if steps aren’t taken to remove it. Your first thought is to use air freshening products to address the smoke smell, but as you walk from room to room, you begin to understand that won’t be enough. The problem with smoke is that it seeps into drywall, flooring, and just about everything else. The only thing the air freshener products will do is cover up the smell – they don’t remove it. Using products that extract smoke particles will ensure the smoke smells goes away.


Smoke damage doesn’t just include the smoke smell. Along with the overpowering smoke smell, there can be soot damage on the walls and ceilings. When anything is burned, such as a candle or incense, ash and small particles are released into the air. These tiny particles are known as soot, and they can leave a dark discoloration on everything they land upon. When it comes to cleaning up soot, everyday cleaning products just can’t do the job. To remove soot stains, you need specialized cleaning products that cut through the ash and dust and keep it from smearing. Don’t try to perform smoke damage cleanup yourself; let the professionals help you.


ServiceMaster of Bel Air is here to help those in the Baltimore County, MD, area with all their smoke damage cleanup needs. The technicians at ServiceMaster of Bel Air are trained and experienced in all of the current cleaning techniques and equipped with the required tools and solutions to help with all your smoke damage cleanup needs. They’ll make sure your home looks as good as new and smells even better. Smoke damage cleanup doesn’t have to signal an end – let ServiceMaster of Bel Air help you with your new beginning.


Give ServiceMaster of Bel Air a call at (800) 570-4206 today to make sure your Baltimore County, MD, smoke damage cleanup services are done right.

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You Don’t Have to Do Water Extraction Alone

January 10th, 2020 · No Comments

Your basement is flooded; clothing is floating, and the walls are swollen with all the extra water. It’s the worst mess you’ve ever seen, and you have no idea how to start the cleanup process. Where in Harford County, MD, can you find help with water extraction?


Water extraction isn’t easy. In practice, as opposed to in theory, this task can be very difficult. The size of the room, the amount of water, and the types of items in the room all affect how the water extraction process progresses. The bigger the room, the more tools that are needed to make sure the water is completely removed. Water extraction includes pumps, vacuums, and fans. Then, after all the water has been removed, the space needs to be completely dried out to reduce the likelihood of secondary damage.


Moisture detection is just as important as water extraction. How do you know if the water extraction was successful? To know if it was fully completed, you need moisture detection tools, which can be used to “look” inside the walls and floors to make sure all the water has been removed. Any water left behind can cause secondary damage by encouraging mold and mildew growth and causing decay in drywall and other materials. One way to help the extraction process is by using fans to make sure there is plenty of air movement in the room to encourage the moisture to evaporate. Using a dehumidifier can also help with the water extraction and ensure that no moisture is detected.


Get professional help with all your water damage restoration needs. Getting professionals to help you will ensure the restoration process is done correctly and quickly. ServiceMaster by Bel Air is here to help all those in the Harford County, MD, area with all their water extraction and water restoration needs. Using our professionals will ensure that nothing happens to your home or belongings during the water extraction process. Don’t stress yourself; let our professionals help.


Give ServiceMaster of Bel Air a call at (800) 570-4206 to make sure your Harford County, MD, water damage restoration services are done professionally.

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Snow and Ice Can Mean Storm Damage Cleanup

December 27th, 2019 · No Comments

Winter in Baltimore County, MD, has been brutal this year with icy, wintery storms. You haven’t been able to get the roof of your home cleaned off like you normally do and now you have huge ice dams. The weight of the ice and snow has started to cause the roof to cave in, so what do you do and where can you go for storm damage cleanup in Baltimore County, MD? Here are some steps to take.


Check the integrity of your home for safety. With the roof caving in, you run the risk of the whole roof collapsing and causing injuries. It’s important to have your roof professionally inspected to understand the full extent of the storm damage before starting any storm damage cleanup. Understanding the damage up front will help in determining the storm damage cleanup services you’ll need to get your home back to normal.


Disaster restoration should start as soon as possible. Once storm damage has occurred, the cleanup process should be started as soon as possible to minimize the amount of secondary damage that could come about. When snow and ice remain, the damage continues to happen. Not only are you then facing the damage from the storm, but you are also facing water damage, making the restoration process longer. Don’t leave anything to chance; get the work done quickly so you don’t have to worry.


Call the professionals to get the work done for you. ServiceMaster of Bel Air is here to help people facing storm damage and in need of disaster restoration. Storm damage cleanup is hard work that includes board-up services and storm debris cleanup. Why do all the work yourself when you can get the help you need to do it right? At ServiceMaster of Bel Air, we’ll work with your insurance company to make sure everything is done correctly.


Give ServiceMaster of Bel Air a call at (800) 570-4206 to make sure your disaster restoration services are done right.

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Fire Restoration for Burnt Office Popcorn

December 18th, 2019 · No Comments

You’re working hard in your office in Harford County, MD, when suddenly the fire alarms go off and people start hurrying out the door. Afterwards, you find out that someone had put a bag of popcorn in the microwave but incorrectly set the timer. The bag caught fire, but instead of putting the bag in the sink, the panicked individual tossed the flaming bag into trash can, causing it, and the break room, to go up in flames! When facing fire restoration, where can you turn in Harford County, MD?


How much of the room has been destroyed? Once everyone is safe and the fire has been extinguished, the next step is to pay attention to the damage that has been done. The extent of the fire damage determines the degree of fire restoration work that needs to happen. Everything from soot damage to odor removal can be hard work, and the bigger the room or area, the more work it’ll create. Along with fire restoration it’s important to determine what things can be saved and what needs to be removed. It’s important that anything that can’t be restored be removed to keep the smoke, soot, and odor out. ServiceMaster of Bel Air in Harford County, MD, uses an Omegasonic machine to restore your items back to their original state, making it possible to keep some of your possessions from being deemed as non-salvageable.


Get professional help quickly so you don’t have to do it all yourself. ServiceMaster of Bel Air is here to help you with your fire restoration needs. The technicians of ServiceMaster of Bel Air undergo extensive of training to know exactly what tools, techniques, and solutions are needed to make sure the fire damage restoration is done correctly and quickly. From smoke damage restoration to furnace duct cleaning, we’ll make sure your building looks and smells like new so no one will ever know a fire occurred.


To make sure your Harford County, MD, fire restoration services are done right, give ServiceMaster of Bel Air a call immediately at (800) 570-4206.

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You Need Water Damage Cleanup Because the Family Destroyed the House

November 30th, 2019 · 1 Comment

The holiday season is upon you and your home in Baltimore, MD, has become a hotel for your entire family. Every room has been turned into a bedroom and the bathroom is being shared by nine different people. You hear running water on the other side of the bathroom door, and when you open it, you see the tub overflowing with water. The water is making its way to the door, and your bathroom is a disaster! What are you going to do in Baltimore County, MD, for water damage cleanup?


Stem the flow of water as soon as possible. Before the water damage cleanup can get started, you have to stop the water from filling the room. How you stop the water depends on the source of the damage. If the tub is overflowing the water can be easily stopped by shutting off the tub’s faucet. If it’s a burst pipe in the ceiling of your basement, you may need to shut off the water to the whole house to stop the flow. If you can’t figure out where the water is coming from or how to stop it, call a professional immediately to help you. The longer the water flows, the more water damage restoration services you’ll need.


Immediately start water extraction. Once the source of the water has been shut off or repaired, the water extraction needs to start immediately. The more time the water can sit, the more secondary damage your home will face. Standing water allows for the growth of mold and other unsavory infestations such as bacteria. The room where the water damage is located should be surveyed for size and construction materials. The larger the room, the more tools that will be needed to make sure the water extraction is complete. Using a moisture detection tool is important to ensure there isn’t any water remaining in the walls, floor, or any other area of the room.


Don’t face water damage cleanup alone. If you find yourself in need of water damage restoration services, you don’t have to face the cleanup on your own. ServiceMaster of Bel Air is here to help with all the water damage restoration services you may need. The technicians at ServiceMaster of Bel Air are well trained in water extraction and other water damage restoration services, and they will make sure the job is done correctly and quickly so you don’t have to worry.


The next time water damage strikes, make sure to call us at ServiceMaster of Bel Air at (800) 570-4206 for all your water damage cleanup needs in Baltimore County, MD.

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Ice Storm Damage Cleanup

November 4th, 2019 · No Comments

Winter is blowing across Harford County, MD, ahead of the holiday season. The temperatures this year have been lower than usual, and as a result, your home has been pummeled by more storms. The latest storm was an ice storm that coated everything and making everything stop in its tracks. You had an ice-covered branch fall through the roof and your yard is littered with branches. How are you going to get the storm damage cleanup done?


Safety and security are first. Before any storm damage cleanup can start, you have to secure your home and ensure that everyone is safe. Broken windows and damage to the sides of the house need to boarded up to ensure that nothing can get into the house. Holes in the roof need to be tarped to make sure that no further damage occurs. When you start boarding up the damage you want to make sure you have the right tools to get the job done. You’ll need wood, something to secure the wood (such as nails or screws), and tools (such as a screwdriver or hammer). You need to make sure you’ve measured the area that the wood is needed to ensure that the wood you have will cover the hole completely. You want the wood to be a full piece to make sure the hole is fully secured and there are no gaps to allow anything inside. Small rodents or water can find their way in through the smallest of holes, so it’s important to ensure that there aren’t any holes at all.


Storm damage cleanup is the hardest part. Once the storm is past and the house is secure the next phase is storm damage cleanup. This can be as simple as cleaning up sticks and debris in the yard to as complicated as assessing buildings that have been damaged and determining what can be saved. When doing storm damage cleanup, it’s important to take your time and get help if you need it. Branches covered in ice can weigh far more than they look, so make sure you’re being safe and asking for help when a branch weighs too much. Being a hero won’t help get your home back to normal any faster, so use your resources to get the job done quickly and safely.


ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here for those in the Harford County, MD, area who find themselves in need of disaster restoration services. The technicians of ServiceMaster by Libby Green have undergone extensive training to know exactly which disaster restoration services will make sure your home looks as good as new in no time. Give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206 to make sure your Harford County, MD, disaster restoration services are done quickly and correctly.

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Fire Damage Made It a Halloween Night to Remember!

October 22nd, 2019 · No Comments

It’s Halloween night and the late October winds are howling through the trees like a werewolf at the full moon. Suddenly there’s smoke pouring into your house – one of the jack-o’-lanterns on the front porch has blown over, spewing hot, flaming candle wax onto the siding, flooring, and porch railing! Fire damage has hit just like that.


You get the blaze under control, but there’s also smoke damage in the house from the smoke pouring through the open windows and doors. Where in Baltimore County, MD can you find fire damage restoration services, even on Halloween night?


Before needing restoration services, how do you prevent a fire from starting? While candles give a nice spooky, eerie affect to your jack-o’-lanterns, they offer lots of opportunities for a fire to start. When pumpkins start to decompose, they become soft and begin to collapse in on themselves. As they collapse, they’ll come into contact with the candle, and the heat can eventually cause the pumpkin to catch fire and cause fire damage. Pumpkins can also tip over, spreading flaming candle wax just about anywhere. Using battery-powered LED lights would prevent both scenarios from happening. LEDs emit a lot of light without heat and can perfectly and safely mimic the flickering, spooky lighting effects a jack-o’-lantern needs!


The pumpkin did catch fire, now what? In Baltimore, call ServiceMaster by Libby Green for fire damage restoration. Our technicians are extensively trained to offer top-notch service. They will first assess the fire damage that occurred and then employ the required fire damage restoration services to restore you home to its original condition. ServiceMaster by Libby Green utilizes smoke damage restoration techniques to thoroughly remove the scent of smoke, ensuring no one will ever know a fire occurred. Smoke damage restoration also includes air duct cleaning so no residues remain.


When you’re faced with disaster, whether it’s from flaming pumpkins or some other fire damage event, call ServiceMaster by Libby Green at (800) 570-4206 immediately for your fire damage restoration needs in Baltimore County, MD.

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It’s Raining in Your Business! Water Damage Restoration in Harford County, MD

October 8th, 2019 · 1 Comment

It’s a beautiful October weekend in Harford County, MD. As you sit and enjoy the fall weather with your family you get a call from the alarm system for your business; the sprinklers have been activated indicating a fire has erupted. When you arrive, you see the fire crew packing up and getting ready to leave. The chief tells you there wasn’t a fire, but the sprinkler system malfunctioned and now you’re facing a waterlogged business. Act fast with water damage restoration to get your business back on track!


Six-step water damage restoration system. The technicians at ServiceMaster by Libby Green use a six-step system to ensure that the water damage restoration is done right and fast. Here are the steps you can expect your water damage restoration specialists to follow:


  1. We inspect and assess the damage
  2. We remove all the water
  3. We apply a system that mitigates microbial growth
  4. We use air movement to remove particles and mold spores
  5. We utilize dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from the air
  6. We monitor the air and the rest of the space to ensure they are properly dried


Each step in the process is important. Each step in our six-step process is critical and must be fully completed before our ServiceMaster by Libby Green technicians can move on to the next phase. While they’re inspecting and assessing the damage, they’re also determining which water mitigation and water extraction techniques will work best for the space. Not all rooms, buildings, or spaces are built the same, so the water extraction techniques have to be adjusted appropriately. Leave your business in our hands and we’ll get it back to normal as fast as possible.


Moisture detection technology is used to make sure the space is completely dry. The technicians at ServiceMaster by Libby Green use moisture detection technology to ensure all moisture has been removed from the space. If any moisture is left behind, your business could be left exposed to future mold and/or mildew growth. Don’t leave your business and the health of your customers and employees to chance. Let ServiceMaster by Libby Green do the work so you know it’s done right.


If your business ever falls victim to a sprinkler system failure or requires any other type of water damage restoration, call ServiceMaster by Libby Green at (800) 570-4206 immediately for any and all water damage restoration needs in Harford County, MD.

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There’s Been a Break-In! Disaster Restoration in Baltimore County, MD

September 21st, 2019 · No Comments

It’s a nice September Monday morning with the promise of a beautiful day. You pull into your parking spot and notice that the back door to your business is hanging off its hinges. Once the police have cleared the building you get a clear look at all the damage left behind. The place is a disaster and you’re going to need help. Make your next call to ServiceMaster by Libby Green in Baltimore County, MD.


How do you start the disaster restoration process? Before disaster restoration can begin you have to assess the damage. Was the damage all superficial and just requires cleaning, or are you faced with more permanent damage that involves reconstruction? The technicians at ServiceMaster by Libby Green can help with all disaster cleanup and can provide board up services to keep your business safe. It’s important to have your business and building examined by a professional so the true extent of the damage can be understood. Don’t leave your business to the fates—call the professionals right away.


Which disaster restoration services will serve you best? It can be difficult to discern from the results of the damage assessment which disaster restoration services you really need. ServiceMaster by Libby Green can help you determine exactly which disaster restoration services will serve you best. Offering everything from debris cleanup to biohazard cleanup, ServiceMaster by Libby Green will get the job done.


A disaster can be manmade or an act of nature and can include things from fire to water and everything in between. We understand how upsetting it is to see your business in shambles. Let ServiceMaster by Libby Green do all the disaster restoration work so you don’t have to worry. We’re available 24/7 and will be there any time day or night. We’re a Six Sigma company that prides ourselves in our ability to help you get things back to normal as quickly as possible.


When disaster strikes, call ServiceMaster by Libby Green immediately at (800) 570-4206 for any and all disaster restoration needs in Baltimore County, MD.

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Family Dinner Went Up in Flames! Fire Damage Restoration in Harford County, MD

September 5th, 2019 · No Comments

It’s another September Sunday in Harford County, MD, and it’s your turn to serve family dinner. As the family begins to arrive the oven abruptly bursts into flames, and suddenly you’re fighting to save your home. Not your finest culinary moment, and now the kitchen is a burned-out mess. Where in Harford County, MD can you turn for help with fire damage restoration?


Fire damage restoration needs should be addressed immediately. When your Harford County, MD home is facing fire damage, it’s important that restoration begins immediately. While extinguishing the fire your belongings are doused in either water or fire extinguishing foam. When soot combines with either of these extinguishing techniques it makes a sludge-type paste that can adhere to your belongings and cause secondary damage. The faster this sludge is removed from your belongings the easier it is to restore them to their original condition. ServiceMaster by Libby Green technicians know how to perform fire damage restoration so your belongings look as good as new.


The room where the fire occurred isn’t the only room affected. While the kitchen may have been the main casualty in the fire, all the rooms of your home are affected. The smoke created during a fire travels to all rooms of the house through the air duct system. Furnace duct cleaning goes a long way in smoke damage cleanup of your home after a fire. ServiceMaster by Libby Green offers top-notch smoke damage restoration services so your home will smell as good as new. Once the fire damage has been repaired, don’t be reminded of the fire because of the smell of your home.


Leave everything to the professionals so you don’t have to stress. Watching your home burn is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever experience. The fire damage restoration process doesn’t have to add stress. ServiceMaster by Libby Green will work with your insurance adjuster to ensure all the paperwork is in place so that you don’t have to worry. We’ll get your home restored and family life back to normal as soon as possible.


If your home experiences fire damage, call ServiceMaster by Libby Green immediately at (800) 570-4206 for fire damage restoration services in Harford County, MD.

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