Disaster strikes when we least expect it, which is why ServiceMaster of Baltimore offers emergency restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Knowing when to make the call to a disaster restoration expert can make the difference between saving your home and losing thousands of dollars’ worth of property. Let’s take a look at when you need emergency disaster restoration services from your local ServiceMaster.
Flood water is considered “black water,” or Category 3 water. This means that the water potentially contains viruses and bacteria that pose a risk to your health, especially if the water has been standing in a basement or collecting in an attic or ceiling. Plus, standing water can lead to mold and mildew, which can spread rapidly and cause health problems in otherwise healthy people. Sometimes, mold grows in areas we cannot see, such as in insulation or drywall behind the walls or in an attic space. Act quickly to avoid serious health problems.
A fire is traumatic no matter what size it is, but a major fire that has left smoke, water, and firefighting chemical damage needs to be cleaned up right away. A house fire can cause a lot of hidden damage, not to mention the emotional impact it has on its occupants. Once the first responders have left the scene, you’re left with an unsecured and exposed property. To prevent vandalism or burglary, you can place boards over open windows and secure doors that weren’t damaged in the fire, and place tarps on the roof and other exposed areas.
If there is a blockage or problem with the pipes, you can find yourself dealing with a sewage backup, exposing the building’s occupants to raw sewage. Exposure to biohazards like sewage, blood, drug paraphernalia, and others all require specific cleaning protocols to safely remove the hazard. Traumatic events like unattended deaths, hoarding or gross filth, or trauma accidents require quick action and professional cleaning services.
Crime Scene Cleanup
After the first responders and law enforcement officers have done their duties, recorded their evidence and left the scene, the home or business owners are left alone to deal with not only the trauma of what happened, but the cleanup. This can be detrimental to one’s mental health and wellbeing, but there are professional restoration and cleanup companies available to help. While it may be tempting not to spend the money to hire a professional cleaning crew, this decision could risk your health while also forcing you to relive the traumatic event all over again. In the aftermath of a tragedy, the health and safety of you, your family and/or employees should be your chief concern.
ServiceMaster of Baltimore Disaster Cleanup
ServiceMaster Restore offers specialized, efficient, and personalized cleanup services to provide a partner you can trust with restoration when it’s needed most. Contact us 24/7 at 410-780-1700 and our professional team will arrive quickly and get to work to restore your space.