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Coping with Water Damage :: Water Damage Restoration in Baltimore, Maryland

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Water damage can be one of the most difficult disasters for a homeowner to deal with. Not only does water affect everything it immediately comes in contact with, but it can also seep into building materials, behind walls, and more, potentially causing future problems – like odor and mold – if not dealt with properly.

Below you will find IICRC-certified tips to help you deal with water damage.

Dealing with Water Damage

1. Call a Professional Water Damage Restoration Company: While you may be tempted to try and clean up your home yourself, the only way to truly ensure that your home is restored to its pre-water damaged state is to enlist the help of a certified mold and water damage specialist.

2. Use Caution: Not only is it important to ensure that all electrical power is turned off before re-entering your home, but it is also important to avoid dealing with any water intrusion if you do not know its source. Flood waters can carry harmful bacteria and sewage waters can be much worse! It is not safe to stay in a building that’s flooded with sewage unless the contaminated area can be completely sealed off. Because of this, only highly trained professionals should attempt sewage remediation work.

3. Protection: If you believe it is safe to re-enter your home, use an organic respirator, rubber gloves, eye protection, and protective clothing.

4. Ventilation: Ventilate any affected areas by simply opening windows. You can also place a fan in the window to assist the process.

5. Items to Throw Away: Porous materials easily absorb flood waters and thus should not be restored.

6. Items to Salvage: Clothing can be salvaged. Soak affected clothing for at least 10 minutes in detergent and hot water before machine washing.

Trust your Restoration Company!

To restore your home or workplace to its pre-crisis condition – and avoid costly errors – it’s important to select a qualified professional contractor, like Atlantic Environmental Solutions. We provide efficient, reliable emergency water extraction / removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday water damage problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters, to sewage damage.

If you have any questions about Water Damage Restoration and Sewage Damage Restoration or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

The damage caused by water intrusion is one of the most destructive things that can occur in your home or place of business. If not rectified promptly, the problem quickly worsens and ultimately costs significant time and money to repair.

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How to Deal With Mold After Flood Damage & Water Damage :: Mold Remediation

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Dealing with flood damage and water damage is tough enough. Dealing with mold and mildew on top of that can be down right impossible to manage yourself. That is why it is so important to hire a professional water damage restoration / mold remediation company, like Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES). Our professional mold remediaters can help eliminate your mold problem and restore your home to its previous glory.

The Effects of Mold and Mildew

-Health: While everyone is affected differently by mold, people with existing respiratory concerns, such as asthma, are likely to be extremely sensitive to it. Health issues can range in severity from allergy symptoms and headaches to coughing fits and even bleeding in respiratory passageways.

-Structural Damage to Your Home: Serious mold outbreaks can eat away at wood and concrete structures, causing serious damage and costing you thousands in home repairs.

-More Serious Problems: Mold in your home could be a sign of other problems, such as leaky pipes, foundation cracks, or leaking in your attic or basement.

-Depreciation of Your Home’s Value: Because of the above situations, mold outbreaks can actually cause your home to depreciate in value.

Dealing with Mold and Mildew

Almost every home will experience some degree of mold at one point or another (mold is everywhere). The trick is to quickly eliminate mold before it grows out of control. This is where Atlantic Environmental Solutions can help!

If you have any questions about our Mold Remediation Services or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced mold remediation professionals,ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific mold infestation. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure safe indoor air quality during and after the abatement process.

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Maryland Emergency Board-Up Services:The Next Step in Restoration Services

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Atlantic Environmental Solutions Provides Efficient, Secure Emergency Board-Up

Emergency Board-Up Services can be beneficial in several ways, including:

1) Natural Disasters

When a natural disaster is looming, you have very little time to take action. So instead of panicking, pick up the phone and call Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES). Our emergency board-up services will ensure that your home sustains as little damage as possible from hurricanes, tornadoes, tropical storms, blizzards, and other natural disasters.

The changing global climate has noticeably increased the ferocity and frequency of natural disasters, resulting in millions of dollars’ worth of property damage every time one of these weather disasters happens. When severe weather is on the horizon, be prepared – call Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES). Our emergency board-up services will give you peace of mind about the security of your property.

2) Following Fire, Flooding, or Vandalism:

When your home is the unfortunate victim of fire or flooding, now is not the time to hang your head and sulk. Now is the time to take action. This will ensure that your home does not sustain any additional damage during the restoration process.

Emergency board-up services from AES prevent further damage, burglary, and theft following fire, vandalism, and vehicle impact. We guarantee on-site arrival in less than two hours, so you can relax and feel confident that your property is secure. Contact us for board-up services now.

If you have any questions about Emergency Board-Up Services or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Our consultative approach and proven methodologies have helped residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC to resolve even the most difficult environmental problems.

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Why You Should Hiring a Water Mitigation Contractor

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Water Intrusion can happen at any time. And while you might be caught off guard, you can be assured that a professional water mitigation contractor is ready to help restore your home as soon as possible.

But how do you go about choosing the right water damage restoration company?

Tips for Selecting a Water Mitigation Contractor

  1. Company Background Check: This will give you a better understanding of how this particular water mitigation contractor works.
  2. Tools and Equipment: The right tools can make all the difference. This is also why you NEED to hire a professional. There is no way for a do-it-yourselfer to properly mitigate water damage.
  3. Experience: Now, experience does not guarantee quality work, but it sure helps. You can be assured that an experienced water mitigation contractor has seen it all and knows how to deal with almost any situation effectively. 
  4. Cost vs. Effectiveness: You need to find the perfect balance of cost and effectiveness. And remember, a high price tag does not always mean superior work. That is why it is important to follow each and every one of the above tips to ensure that you choose the best water mitigation contractor.
  5. Choose Atlantic Environmental Solutions: For over 5 years, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) has been providing efficient, reliable emergency water extraction and water removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Our consultative approach and proven methodologies have helped residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC to resolve even the most difficult environmental problems.

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Reasons to Call a Water Mitigation Specialist

Friday, March 16th, 2012

A disaster can happen at any time. Whether it be a flood, a busted pipe, a backed up septic tank, or an overflowing bathtub, water damage strikes without warning. And the damage caused by water intrusion is one of the most destructive things that can occur in your home or place of business. If not rectified promptly, the problem can quickly worsen and ultimately costs significant time and money to repair.

While you may think that you can handle water mitigation yourself, it is best to leave this type of water damage restoration to the professionals.

Water can find its way into your floors, roof, walls, and any other crack or crevice it comes across. When water has found its way into these less accessible parts of your home, it’s time to call a professional water mitigation company – a company like Atlantic Environmental Solutions.

For over 5 years, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) has been providing efficient, reliable emergency water extraction and water removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters.

Water Intrusion can happen at any time. And while you might be caught off guard, you can be assured that the water damage restoration professionals at Atlantic Environmental Solutions are ready to help restore your home to its former glory.

The faster you call the water mitigation professionals at Atlantic Environmental Solutions, the better.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Our consultative approach and proven methodologies have helped residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC to resolve even the most difficult environmental problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage Restoration

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

While many homeowners know what water damage is, few actually know what is involved in professional water cleanup and restoration. To help shed some light on the subject, we at Atlantic Environmental Solutions have put together some of the most frequently asked questions regarding professional water damage restoration.

Why won’t a do-it-yourself restoration work?

The damage caused by water intrusion is one of the most destructive things that can occur in your home or place of business. If not rectified promptly and properly, the problem quickly worsens and ultimately costs significant time and money to repair. To restore your home or workplace to its pre-crisis condition – and avoid costly errors – it’s important to select a qualified professional contractor. 

What do professional technicians do to clean and dry water?

Water restoration companies use a combination of humidifiers to remove moisture from the air, heat drying equipment to speed up the drying process, and high-speed fans to speed up the evaporation process.

How long does it typically take for a home to fully dry out?

First of all, every case is different. But it normally takes between three and four days to remove all standing water and for the rest of the water to completely dry. Failure to fully dry the water-damaged area could result in mold and mildew growth, which are both harmful to your building structure and your health.

Mold begins growing within 2-3 days of an occurrence of water penetration, so be sure to call a water restoration professional soon after water damage occurs.

Does homeowners insurance cover the cost of water damage?

This depends on your policy. Most insurance agencies will cover emergency water cleanup resulting burst pipes or hoses, but not all cover flooding. To find out if and when you are covered, contact your insurance provider.

If carpets are wet, should they be replaced?

This all depends on the extent of the damage and the source of the water.

• If the water comes from a clean source, like a water supply line, then carpets can typically be restored.

• If the water contains contaminants, like sewer water, then carpets and any other porous materials should be replaced.

• Everything in between has to be judged on a case-by-case basis.

Who can I trust to handle my water damage restoration?

It is important to hire a reliable, qualified water damage restoration company, a company like Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES).

For the last five years, Atlantic Environmental Solutions has been providing efficient, reliable emergency water extraction / removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Our consultative approach and proven methodologies have helped residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC to resolve even the most difficult environmental problems.

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A Few Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage

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Leaking Sewage Can Threaten Your Family’s Health

Friday, January 6th, 2012

It is one of the last things you would ever expect or ever want to happen; a sewer pipe bursts or your septic system begins to leak, filling your basement with raw sewage. Not only will this result in a nearly unbearable smell, forcing you to evacuate your home until the problem is dealt with, but it can also be extremely hazardous to your health.

Sewage damage can contain numerous strains of bacteria and other microorganisms. If left untreated, these bacteria can be transported throughout your home or business simply by coming in contact with clothing or shoes. This puts you, your customers/clients, your employees, and most importantly your family in serious danger.

A fast, complete response to reduce health risks is essential. So trust your home restoration or business restoration to a professional sewage remediation company with years of experience, like Atlantic Environmental Solutions.

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) can take action immediately, leaving a clean, sanitary environment for your family. For the last five years, Atlantic Environmental Solutions has been providing efficient, reliable emergency water extraction / removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows, broken water heaters, and sewage damage.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

The damage caused by water intrusion is one of the most destructive things that can occur in your home or place of business. If not rectified promptly, the problem quickly worsens and ultimately costs significant time and money to repair. So call Atlantic Environmental Solutions at the first sign of water intrusion!

While we excel in sewage extraction, AES is not limited to just removing the sewage from your home or business. We also specialize in the restorative drying process, which sanitizes and deodorizes all contaminated materials using the most advanced drying products and techniques available today. Our sewage extraction and restorative drying specialists are equipped with state-of-the-art moisture detection devices, drying equipment, air-filtration equipment and hospital-grade sanitizers, providing you with the cleanest environment and the best restoration to pre-loss conditions possible. Contact us for sewage remediation services now.

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Water Damage Clean Up – Why Is A Fast Response So Important?

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

When your home floods, time is anything but on your side. Experts agree that water damage restoration MUST begin within the first 24-48 hours of flooding to prevent permanent damage and mold growth. This is why it is so important to contact a reliable restoration contractor who will get to the scene quickly, asses the damage, and begin the remediation process as soon as possible.

Step one is water removal and the removal of any damaged building materials. Once this is completed the drying process can begin. Drying equipment, high-efficiency dehumidifiers and commercial air movers all work together to pull any remaining moisture from the effected area. If this is not done quickly and thoroughly, mold growth is all but an inevitability.

So it is important to hire a reliable, qualified water damage restoration company, like Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES).

AES is a certified inspection, remediation and consulting company with the expertise to help clients quickly and affordably correct indoor air quality issues resulting from mold, water intrusion, fire, sewage, and more. For the last five years, our consultative approach and proven methodologies have helped residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC to resolve even the most difficult environmental problems.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

For the last five years, Atlantic Environmental Solutions has been providing efficient, reliable emergency water extraction / removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters.

The damage caused by water intrusion is one of the most destructive things that can occur in your home or place of business. If not rectified promptly, the problem quickly worsens and ultimately costs significant time and money to repair.

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How to Find Quality Mold and Water Damage Specialists – Going for Expertise and Competency

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Water damage in your home can cause a number of problems, including mold growth. Because of this, properly addressing water damage in a timely manner is crucial. Mold and water damage can wreak havoc on your home, eating away at building materials and compromising your indoor air quality.

While you may be tempted to try and clean up your home yourself, the only way to truly ensure that your home is restored to its pre-water damaged state is to enlist the help of a certified mold and water damage specialist. To find a qualified remediation expert, follow these guidelines:

Certification: The first thing you need to do when looking for a mold and water damage specialist is to see if they are certified in the fields of inspection and restoration.

•           For damage specialists, check with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

•           For mold remediation, it is best to choose a contractor related to various organizations, like the National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors.

Experience: Make sure your mold remediator or water damage expert has plenty of experience in their field. These tasks both require a ton of training and experience.

Quotes: After an inspection of your home, be sure to ask for a quote. Not all mold outbreaks and water damage problems are created equal. Some require a day to clean, others several days. Because of this, the price of water damage restoration and mold remediation will vary depending on the severity of your specific problem.

You should try to get quotes from at least 3 different specialists.

Ask Questions: Do they guarantee their work? Do they offer any type of warranty? Do they isolate rooms? Do they take air samples? If so, where do they send them? Is the laboratory reputable?

Water damage and mold outbreaks are both serious problems that require special attention. So be sure you are employing a company that is up to the task, a company like Atlantic Environmental Solutions!

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) offers certified mold inspection and removal services to homes and businesses in Maryland and DC. And for the last five years, AES has also been providing efficient and reliable emergency water extraction / removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters.

AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced professionals ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific needs. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure everything is done right the first time. AES is also a licensed and insured contractor so you’re assured the highest quality service for every project you entrust to us.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

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Water Damage Restoration – Common Mistakes That Will Be Avoided By Professional Contractors

Friday, October 28th, 2011

 Dealing with a home flood can be an extremely devastating experience. This is only compounded when homeowners attempt to deal with the restoration work on their own.

 Water damage restoration requires so much more than simply removing the water and drying your property. Yet, in an attempt to save money, countless homeowners attempt a do-it-yourself restoration every year. As a result, these homeowners often end up spending more money fixing their own mistakes than they would have spent on a professional water damage restoration.

 These common mistakes include:

  •  Waiting too long: Even waiting a few short hours to deal with a leak or a full-fledged flood can be the difference between a successful restoration and a disaster. This lapse in time could result in hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of extra expenses. A professional will be able to get to work on your water damage restoration as soon as you call them. So don’t delay; call a water damage restoration specialist as soon as you have discovered a problem.
  • Lack of expertise and proper equipment: Proper water damage restoration requires a great deal of knowledge, not to mention the right equipment. There are four stages of water damage, each with its own restoration requirements. Would you be able to tell the difference between a category 2 and a category 4 situation? More importantly, do you even have the right equipment to deal with these problems? The answer to both questions is probably not.

Additionally, certain categories of water may carry dangerous bacteria and microbes that can cause many types of diseases and health hazards. This type of water requires a special EPA certified chemical and should only be dealt with by a professional.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

For the last five years, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) has been providing efficient, reliable emergency water extraction / removal services for everything from natural disasters – such as flooding following heavy rains – to everyday problems like washing machine overflows and broken water heaters.

The damage caused by water intrusion is one of the most destructive things that can occur in your home or place of business. If not rectified promptly, the problem quickly worsens and ultimately costs significant time and money to repair.

Make sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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