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Mold Damage Cleanup for Residential Bathrooms

5/11/2024 (Permalink)

mold damaged walls in a bathroom SERVPRO says that poor ventilation and water leaks can cause mold damage in your Chesapeake Bay bathroom. Here to Help®

Chesapeake Beach Mold Remediation for Fixtures and Walls

Few areas of a given Chesapeake Bay home are more prone to mold damage than the bathroom. High humidity, organic material, and water damage frequently converge in this room, creating the ideal environment for spores to thrive in fixtures, drywall, or ventilation.

Certified SERVPRO® technicians respond to community needs at any time of day with commercial-grade tools and extensive training in mold remediation. Professional service aims to efficiently address mold damage while keeping Chesapeake Bay residents safe.

Vulnerable Areas in Residential Bathrooms

There are multiple areas homeowners should keep track of when considering where mold can develop in their bathroom, especially since spore growth often takes place under or behind surfaces. These include:

?      Caulk, grout, and other porous adhesives found between fiberglass, tile, and other mold-resistant materials can be consumed by spores.

?      Drywall, particularly near sinks and showers, can quickly prove vulnerable to moisture accumulation or water damage, which can enable mold proliferation.

?      Floors and subfloors, especially around toilets, sinks, and showers, can harbor mold after frequent exposure to water. This is especially true after plumbing issues or fixture overflows occur.

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Spores and Associated Water Damage

Mold restoration professionals emphasize containment and safety during cleanup, including wearing PPE, sealing off ducts and doorways in the contaminated area, and using negative air pressure to control spore movement.

?      If water damage remains, SERVPRO technicians focus on eliminating excess surface moisture and relative humidity with extraction tools, air movement, and dehumidification.

?      HEPA filter vacuums can collect dried spores as small as 0.2 microns. The average mold spore is 2 to 10 microns in size.

?      OSHA-approved biocides help address stains, bacteria, and spore-related odors and can be applied manually or sprayed on surfaces.

Contact SERVPRO of Calvert County at (410) 535-4733 for professional cleanup services that are Here to Help® after a disaster.

Treating Chesapeake Beach Flood Damage Cleanup with Urgency

5/6/2024 (Permalink)

flooded living room, life savors on wall For your flooded Chesapeake Beach home, call SERVPRO, we are Faster to any size disaster™.

Flood Damage Restoration Is Time Sensitive

Flooding is fast and aggressive, overwhelming structures and families. We are trusted restoration professionals who help with storm relief and post-flood cleanup.

The Steps of Mitigation

Flood damage cleanup in Chesapeake Beach homes starts with the mitigation and emergency services our restoration team can provide. A fast response to these emergencies ensures we can protect more property through swift action to lessen the impact of migrating water and moisture on the property. Some of the earliest mitigative steps that can start the restoration process include:

  • Water Removal 

Water removal is among the first steps restoration professionals take in flooded homes and businesses. Extractors must manage water and potential solids, making trash pumps and wet vacuums preferable.

  • Muck-Out Cleaning

The presence of debris and solids brought in with the natural flooding can threaten the house. Not only is this a source of contamination for the structure, but it could also lead to more significant concerns like bug and pest infestations if not managed quickly. The Bay can sweep sludge, sand, organic debris, and "denizens of the deep" onto properties.

  • Repairs

With a general contractor license, we can repair damaged areas of the property impacted by the flood. Additionally, during mitigation, our contractor license is beneficial for removing exposed materials we cannot salvage.

Cleaning After Flood Exposure

Before complete and effective cleaning can take place, our technicians prioritize drying. Using various products, from air movers to mops and towels, we can remove pooling water or puddling on nonporous materials like tile and concrete. With these surfaces cleared and dried, more significant measures can be taken to remove contaminants and debris still impacting the property.

Contamination is a considerable concern when floodwater infiltrates areas of your property. Our team cleans nonporous materials, while porous elements often will be removed and replaced. Controlled demolition is frequently a key element in structural restoration and repair. In addition, we have a line of proprietary products designed for effective cleaning and restoration solutions after potential contamination.

Because flooding can happen without warning, homes can be devastated by intruding water. Restoration professionals must act fast to mitigate loss and protect the property from further harm. We are specialists focusing on safety, cleanliness, and thorough recovery until life returns to normal. When disasters strike, call SERVPRO of Calvert County at (410) 535-4733.

Fire Damage Restoration Services in Huntingtown

3/16/2024 (Permalink)

faster to any size disaster poster SERVPRO says--Safety first during fire damage cleanup and restoration in Huntingtown houses. Here To Help®

Call SERVPRO® for Help Cleaning and Restoring Your Home After Fire Damage

In the chaos of a fire at your Huntingtown home or business, it is often difficult to focus on recovery and restoration activities. Even with a small kitchen fire, firefighters are traipsing through your home; they have doused the fire with chemicals or water, and there may be smoke odors in the kitchen. Are your family and your pets ok? You must talk to the fire chief and concerned neighbors, offering help and empathizing with your situation.

Once the situation is under control, it is time to call SERVPRO to help clean up and restore the fire damage in your Huntingtown home. We can be onsite within four hours of your call, 24/7, assess the damage, and prepare a plan to clean, repair, and restore your home to its original condition "Like it never even happened."

Always keep your own and your family's safety in mind. Be careful of electrical hazards and watch for slippery areas such as wet floors. Stay out of the house until the firefighters give the all-clear sign. Wet materials can be very heavy, straining backs and stretching muscles unaccustomed to heavy weights.

Additional considerations regarding what to do after a fire include:

  • Avoid walking on carpets and touching upholstery, which can embed soot particles into the fabric.
  • Keep your hands clean, especially when touching fabrics, walls, and furniture.
  • If you must walk through a carpeted area, placing clean towels over the carpet will help protect the carpet.
  • The electricity may need to be shut off for a day or two. Empty your fridge and freezer, and keep the doors open. 

During the restoration process, SERVPRO will clean and dry all surfaces, disinfect, and make required repairs as needed.

Call for help with fire damage restoration at SERVPRO of Calvert County and nearby areas for assistance. We are Here To Help® 24/7. Call (410) 535-4733.

Dependable Water Damage Restoration Services in Chesapeake Beach

3/16/2024 (Permalink)

servpro poster rubber duckie water damage SERVPRO says Don't Duck and ignore water damage in Chesapeake Beach--call us. We are Faster to any size disaster™.

Water Damage Removal in Chesapeake Beach by SERVPRO

Chesapeake Beach is a resort town with numerous sandy beaches, restaurants, boardwalks, waterfront parks, trails, and museums. It offers a variety of attractions, including the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, showcasing the town's rich history, the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trial, and the Chesapeake Beach Water Park for family-friendly adventures.

However, living in a coastal town presents some challenges from natural disasters, with prevalent water damage. Water damage in Chesapeake Beach can damage your building and items, whether from storms, floods, or plumbing issues. The aftermath worsens when you do not know who or where to turn for help.

After a water damage incident on your Chesapeake Beach property, SERVPRO® is your go-to service provider for effective restoration remedies. Our team of skilled and certified professionals is ready to respond promptly and offer comprehensive restoration tailored to your unique needs. We will extract water and clean and dry your structure and items to their preloss condition.

Effective water damage restoration goes beyond extracting water, spraying products, placing, and removing drying equipment—it requires some know-how. SERVPRO team members are well-experienced in applying the theory of drying and psychometry. We know how temperature, relative humidity, and air movement affect the drying process and apply this knowledge to effectively restore the water damage "Like it never even happened."

At SERVPRO, we are always Here To Help® throughout the restoration process. We understand the urgency and stress that water damage can bring. Our specialists endeavor to restore your properties and provide support and reassurance to help you and your family regain normalcy ASAP. We have the expertise to remove mold that might have already snowballed.

SERVPRO of Calvert County is Faster to any size disaster™. Contact us at (410) 535-4733 for dependable water, fire, mold, and storm damage restoration or inquiries.


10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane Michael

As I write this, the sun has yet to come up to reveal the full damage cause by tropical storm Michael as it passed through Southern Maryland over night.  SERVPRO of Calvert County has been receiving a high number of phone calls with reports of flooded basements.  The majority of the calls regard water damaged basements from sump pump failures due to power outages.  The overwhelming majority of the home owners in Southern Maryland that experiencing water damage still do not have power restored to their homes.  In the event you are experiencing a water damage, contact SERVPRO of Calvert County right away, ensure the health and safety of the homes occupants, and take measures to salvage personal belongings and valuables.  SERVPRO of Calvert County will be out ASAP to make it "Like it never even happened."

Trauma Cleanup

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Trauma Scene

Due to its uncomfortable nature, Trauma scene cleanup is a topic that is rarely considered until something happens. 

Once the need for trauma scene cleaning is required it is generally accompanied by a high level of emotional distress, which is compounded by the fact that most people have no idea what options they have.  

That's where the Trauma Scene and Bio-recovery experts at SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert County come in.  SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert has been providing trauma scene cleaning services in St. Mary's and Calvert county for more than 15 years.  SERVPRO production managers have been independently trained and certified through the American Bio Recovery Association.  This training allows them to provide the highest level of technical expertise and professional service.

SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert County sincerely hopes that no-one ever has to deal with a trauma scene situation.  But, we take pride in knowing that, if the unthinkable happens, we are always here to help. 

HVAC System Cleaning

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Duct cleaning equipment

SERVPRO of Calvert County just took delivery of our new duct cleaning system produced by Nikro Industries.  

SERVPRO of Calvert County has been providing HVAC system cleaning services to the homes and business of Southern Maryland for over 20 years.

With NADCA (North American Duct Cleaning Association) certified and background checked technicians, following industry standard processes and using the latest in HVAC system cleaning and inspection equipment.  We are confident that, when given the opportunity, SERVPRO of Calvert County will perform to the highest standards.

Whether your're in a brand new home, or office building, or it's been at least 5 years since the system was cleaned, duct cleaning can greatly improve indoor air quality and increase the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Give SERVPRO of Calvert County a call today to schedule your no cost estimate and start enjoying cleaner air and a more efficient HVC System.

Celebrating 34 years

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Vince and Sherry Whittles Enjoying Seattle at the 2017 SERVPRO Convention

2017 marks the 34th year in business for SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert owners Vince and Sherry Whittles.  Over the past 34 years SERVPRO has witnessed the tremendous growth experienced throughout Southern Maryland.  The business was originally operated from the basement of a local home with 4 employees and route 235 was two lanes each way.  Since that time SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert has grown to be a pillar of the business community, owning commercial space, employing over 20 people and the Whittles family has raised 4 children.  Never one to settle, SERVPRO has plans for expansion and even great involvement in the Southern Maryland community.

"Being part of the business community in Calvert and St. Mary's county has been a huge honor and we look forward to the next 34 years in business"     V. Whittles

Capet Cleaning

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Carpet Cleaning in Progress

Did you know that SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert offers carpet cleaning.

SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert has been providing residential and commercial carpet cleaning services since we opened our doors in 1984.

With our list of production managers averaging 13 years of experience providing carpet cleaning services. We are confident our level of service is second to none.

SERVPRO of St. Marys and Calvert also provided no cost estimates. This gives our production managers the opportunity to inspect the areas to be cleaned, and provide an accurate cost without using high pressure sales methods.

Using state of the art equipment and IICRC approved cleaning methods SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert can improve the appearance and condition of the carpets in your home or business.

Call SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert today to schedule your free estimate!

Southern Maryland Residence: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold.

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 301-862-9500 or 410-535-4733