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Commercial Response

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Large loss

SERVPRO of Carroll County has worked with many different types of commercial properties.

We have worked with schools; cleaning contents after a pipe break, drying out a water loss to reduce further damage, drying gym floors to avoid costly replacement, and cleaning after a fire.

We have worked with banks; cleaning sewage from basements, drying out and restoring important documents, and replacing all the affected carpet to name just a few.

We have worked with many commercial retail locations; cleaning soot and removing odor after a fire, cleaning contents, removing grease from surfaces, and drying out after a sprinkler head or a water intrusion.

We have worked with many property management companies on apartments and hotels; Removing mold, removing odor, cleaning carpets, drying out after a water loss.

Either way we have a proven track record of working with Commercial Businesses and getting them back and running as QUICK as possible to prevent excessive revenue loss. We even offer Emergency Ready Profiles for no charge on a handy app so that businesses have all their important information in the event of an emergency right in front of them all the time.

Ask our staff how we can help your business. 410-857-5332

Flooded Office

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Carroll County 410-857-5332

Getting a water damage at your place of business is never convenient.  With the recent rains, however, many local businesses found themselves facing more than just an inconvenience when they arrived at work.  Business owners know that they must deal with the wet walls and floors but the question then becomes, how do I keep my business open while the emergency is handled? Fortunately, SERVPRO of Carroll County has significant experience in this area.  We take special care so that if it is possible to keep your place of work open, we help you to navigate the obstacles and keep your business in business.  

When the employees showed up for work, they were greeted by wet carpet that was soaked and drywall had gotten wet from a broken sink supply line.  They called SERVPRO of Carroll County and asked if it was possible to keep their office open while we did our work.  The office had an open concept design and they feared the noise from our equipment would be too loud and would blow away their paperwork.  Our seasoned crew immediately went to work setting up opaque containment which kept our equipment out of sight and noise to a reasonable level.  The containment served double-duty by reducing the volume of air in area of the water damage which helps to decrease drying time.

Sewage Damage

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Category 3 "water"

Has a toilet back-up in your Carroll County home or office?  Do you have contaminated water now on your floor?   Sewer system backups should be considered very hazardous. The water is very unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.  SERVPRO of Carroll County has the experience and expertise to quickly remediate this special sewage damage situation.  Due to the immediate health concerns associated with contaminated water, SERVPRO of Carroll County highly recommends that you do not try to clean this up yourself, but instead call us immediately.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today –(410) 857-5332

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Carroll County will inspect the contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Is your building sick?

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

office building

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a medical condition where people in a building suffer from symptoms of illness or feel unwell for no apparent reason. The symptoms tend to increase in severity with the time people spend in the building, and improve over time or even disappear when people are away from the building. The main identifying observation is an increased incidence of complaints of symptoms such as headache, eye, nose, and throat irritation, fatigue, and dizziness and nausea. These symptoms appear to be linked to time spent in a building, though no specific illness or cause can be identified. SBS is also used interchangeably with "building-related symptoms", which orients the name of the condition around patients rather than a "sick" building. A 1984 World Health Organization report suggested up to 30% of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be subject of complaints related to poor indoor air quality.

Sick building causes are frequently pinned down to flaws in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. However, there have been inconsistent findings on whether air conditioning systems result in SBS or not. Other causes have been attributed to contaminants produced by out gassing of some types of building materials, volatile organic compounds, molds, improper exhaust ventilation of ozone, light industrial chemicals used within, or lack of adequate fresh-air intake/air filtration.