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Professional Clean Up and Restoration for Your Business

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

Damage and a mess that was left behind in an apartment is shown. When you have damage to your Commercial site call SERVPRO of The Lower Shore, Mid-Upper Shore and Talbot / Dorchester (410) 749-2221

When our teams got this call from a Salisbury apartment building manager, we went right to work. We are not just trained and certified but we are specialist in biohazard handling and removing. Our teams responded quickly because other tenants are waiting to move in and apartment complex is losing money. The faster we respond and get to work, the better it will be for everyone. 

Sometimes people simply leave the apartments in bad condition. Other times there are special circumstances that can’t be avoided. These kinds of conditions are not something to approach if you’re not properly trained. 

If you have water damage or fire damage to your business, call the local restoration team that the Eastern Shore counts on. SERVPRO of The Lower Shore, Mid-Upper Shore and Talbot / Dorchester (410) 749-2221. 

Our restoration teams are well trained and properly equipped. We are locally owned, and we know this community. 

We have trained technicians that are ready to help. We are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.  

We respond to your call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our technicians can also help you recover items that are damaged. 

SERVPRO of The Lower Shore, Mid-Upper Shore and Talbot / Dorchester provides 24-hour water damage restoration service (410) 749-2221.

Ocean City Businesses are Getting Creative to Solve an Ongoing Resort Problem

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO trucks are shown lined up. If your business or commercial site needs professional restoration, call SERVPRO of The Lower Shore (410) 749-2221

New Ways Around a Tough Problem in Ocean City   

Many beach communities around the country are facing the same issues that business owners are experiencing in Ocean City, Maryland. Often times there isn’t enough affordable housing for employees. Affordable housing that is on or near the business has a number of advantages for the business owners and the employees. It is a valuable incentive that employers can offer when hiring. 

Recently one Ocean City business owner hoped to convert office space to housing that can hold up to 15 employees. In early March of 2022, the Ocean City Planning Commission unanimously approved the second-floor conversion. 

If you’re an Ocean City business owner or commercial property manager, you have a lot of responsibilities. From trying to keep costs under control, to hiring and retaining employees. The last thing you might be thinking about is what to do if you have water, storm or fire damage.

Ocean City business owners have a great local restoration team they can count on. SERVPRO of The Lower Shore is locally owned and operated. Our technicians can get to your commercial site quickly and begin restoration. Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we.   

We have extensive training and are certified in areas like water damage and treating mold. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our staff is well-trained in commercial damage restoration. 

Whether it’s resort restaurants, hotels or any other business on the Eastern Shore, SERVPRO of the Lower Shore is ready to help. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. 

SERVPRO of The Lower Shore provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service (410) 749-2221.

Why You Can Trust SERVPRO to Help Your Business Measure Up | SERVPRO® of The Lower Shore

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

The unit of measure for businesses has changed.

The country slowly but surely is reopening, and while that’s welcome news to most of us, it doesn’t change the fact that many still have concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, its variants and other viruses.

With businesses trying to navigate the new waters of a post-pandemic reality, business owners and managers must also recognize the need to provide a safe shopping or business experience for consumers.

Safety is the new foundation of customer loyalty, and it’s up to you as a business person to see to it that your customers can trust you with their precious health.

That’s why you should trust us with your business cleaning strategy.

Trust SERVPRO for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program gives you and your customers peace of mind by relieving all worries about cleanliness and sanitization. This is no regular janitorial service; no way—this is a hospital-grade cleaning only available to businesses that partner with us to go out of their way to put customer safety first.

Your customers will know before they ever hit the door that they’re safe in your hands, and they’ll reward you for it with loyalty and repeat business. You win in every possible way, because you’ve done the right thing to protect the lifeblood of your business, your valued customers.

We’ve perfected the craft of cleaning over a hard-won, 50-plus-year arc in the industry, through surges of innovation and refinement, and now you are the beneficiary of the Three C’s of a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

With hospital-grade solutions, carefully crafted and curated for your specific business location in the Lower Shore area, you’ll feel good about bringing consumers back in, and they’ll have invaluable peace of mind patronizing your business.

When added to the already incredible value of SERVPRO services for fire, water, mold and disaster recovery, the choice is clear: SERVPRO is the name to trust for businesses who want impeccable service, fast results and total recovery.

Here’s to your new reputation as the safest business in town.

The pros in green are ready to help you earn the trust of returning customers. Get in touch with SERVPRO today to get consultation for your custom cleaning solution or any of our other lines of service.

How Small Business Owners Can Be Flood-Ready | SERVPRO® of The Lower Shore

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Sandy. Ivan. Irene. Do those names ring an unwelcome bell? (No offense to any actual Sandys, Ivans, or Irenes out there.) There are other names as well, but these have notorious significance in Maryland.

These are three of the top 10 most significant flood events of the last 40 years, and they all produced widespread damage in our part of the nation. Put together those three storms produced almost $12 billion in flood damage claims for home and business owners like you.

Flooding is nearly inevitable from time to time, especially in exposed, coastal areas like The Lower Shore. And when a freak event like Superstorm Sandy comes along, it seems there’s little you can do to protect your business.

But you can always prepare, and being ready can help you mitigate or even prevent some level of damage when the next storm comes.

Know Your Risk

Knowing where your business sits in the area’s Flood Map can give you a general idea of your risk for flooding. This information changes over time, so FEMA is working constantly to keep it up to date.

Keep up with local weather alerts (and the FEMA app can give you real-time alerts as well), especially during hurricane season, which lasts from June through November. Taking these risks seriously should hopefully motivate you to take action steps toward loss and property prevention.

Formulate a Plan

A major expected flood situation will almost certainly disrupt your business’s physical location, but a continuity plan can help minimize downtime and maximize protection.

This can include creating a flood response team with assignments given to turn off power, protect important assets and communicate with teams about flood protocols.

You may also do well to back up important files and have a plan for off-site operations (if that’s feasible for your business). Be aware of evacuation procedures for your building and for the city should these become necessary.

And don’t forget to train your teams and employees regarding flood safety, emergency kits, and the like. Don’t let yourself be the only source of knowledge when it comes to flood preparedness.

Flood-Proof What You Can

Before flooding occurs, you may be able to take steps like installing a battery-backed sump pump to pull water away from your building, installing valves in drainage systems to prevent toxic wastewater backup and raising the level of electrical outlets to heights that are typically above floodwater levels.

In a threat situation, flood boards can be useful for protecting entryways and windows, and sandbags and moisture kits are always helpful in soaking up some moisture.

If flooding should become a problem for your business, SERVPRO is here to help restore damaged property and recover important items and documents. Click or call today to find out how we can help in an emergency.

Helping Business Owners Thrive After Disasters | SERVPRO® of The Lower Shore

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

We know what it takes to operate a business here in Ocean City and the surrounding communities. Why is that? Because we’re a local business, too.

No business owner wants to plan for a disaster, but it’s a good idea for you to do just that. After all, you plan for a lot of different scenarios as a business owner. This is just one more.

We know you don’t like to think about what would happen if your business was impacted by a fire or flood. But it does happen—and it happens more than you think.

In fact, research suggests that as many as a third of all business owners will experience an event that could lead to an insurance claim.

Not every one of these claims would necessitate the need for a restoration team, but many of those that involve fires, flooding or wind damage will. And all of those make the list of the top reasons business owners have to file insurance claims during any given year.

So business owners definitely benefit when they have the right insurance and a solid plan in place to protect their investment.

When you choose your local SERVPRO as a partner, you can rest assured that you’ll get fast, responsive service. Because we are members of the community, we value what local businesses do for our economy and future. We want to be a resource to help you succeed.

Our teams use the latest technology and earn important certifications. Plus, we’re available at any time, day or night. That means if a pipe bursts at 3 a.m. on a Tuesday, you can get in touch with us to start the restoration process fast.

And when the process begins sooner, the damage can be contained and corrected sooner. That means you’ll be open for business again quickly.

If your business is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Is Your Lower Shore Business Ready for Disaster? l SERVPRO of The Lower Shore

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

Business owners are planners. After all, it takes a lot of work to open your own company.

While you’ve probably taken the time to plan for future revenue, employee expansion, the next five years of growth, and now, a pandemic, it’s important to have another type of plan, too.

What is it? It’s a disaster plan. And it’s something that no one likes to think about, but every business owner needs. The reason for that is simple. We can’t predict a disaster. But they’re more common than most of us would like to believe.

Pandemics are rare, but damages due to water, fires and floods are more common. Experts estimate that most business owners will, at some point over the next 10 years, need to file a claim for some damage. (Water is the most common cause.)

So, do you have a business disaster plan in place? If not, here are some of the things that experts recommend you consider.

Building a Plan for Disasters

Here’s what you need to consider when you’re putting together a disaster plan:

Your unique risks. This may sound like an odd suggestion, but it matters. It’s not just the risks you think about. There are risks specific to your industry (like fires in restaurants) and natural disasters specific to your area (hurricanes on the coast or tornadoes in the Midwest and South). Do your research about what can impact your area. Then build your plan to take those into account.

Document your plan. This can be an involved step, depending on what you do at your business. You’ll want to consider ways to store information and data in a cloud-based system. If you can do your business remotely or from another location, you’ll want to include that information, too.

Educate your team. Make sure everyone you work with knows their part in the plan, so you can help ensure things move as smoothly as you can.

If your business is damaged during a disaster, we’re here. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our services and how we can help you

Is Your Hebron Business Prepared for a Fire? l SERVPRO® of The Lower Shore

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Business owners love to plan for the future and like to imagine the growth and success their business will find over the next several years. None of them like to imagine a future where their business is impacted by a fire.

But it happens to more business owners than you might think. In fact, as many as 10% of American businesses file some kind of fire claim every year. These fires vary in severity and the damage they cause, but the majority of them do damage that can interrupt daily business. The average claim is for about $35,000 worth of repairs and losses.

Knowing that a fire can happen to as many as one out of 10 businesses every year, it’s a good idea to be prepared if something happens to yours.

Tips for Business Owners

Here’s what the experts recommend:

Take steps to lower your risk. There are things you can do before a fire happens to make it less likely that you’ll have to deal with one at all. You’ll want to ensure you’ve disposed of all the paper and waste properly each day. It’s also a good idea to monitor equipment for fire risks (like frayed cords) and keeping them well-maintained.

Have the equipment you need. Fire extinguishers on every floor can help stop fires before they spread. Also, a timely evacuation plan that every employee understands and practices is essential.

Control crowds and other risks. You’ll want to ensure that all your employees understand basic fire safety and that you always follow guidelines related to things like crowd control.

If your business is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Are You Confident That Your Business Is Prepared for a Disaster? | SERVPRO® of The Lower Shore

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

If a disaster struck your business, would you know what to do? Unfortunately, this is a question that many business owners are unable to answer.

Planning ahead is vital for businesses, but for those that are unprepared for a disaster, all that planning can be useless if an emergency does occur. While disaster planning may seem like another thing to add to your already-full plate, it is important that you think through the recovery steps to be certain a disaster does not ruin your livelihood as it does for many.

Simply thinking through all the steps required to prepare for and recover from a disaster is a great way to consider where there might be gaps in your plan. Simple things, like a first-aid kit or extra insurance coverage, can come in handy both for your safety and for your income should a disaster impact your business.

Be Confident in Your Business’ Disaster Preparedness Plan

Plan for the moments before a disaster. First and foremost, disaster planning should involve prioritizing the safety of yourself and the staff at your business. By planning for the moments leading up to a disaster, you can be sure to reduce panic and keep everyone safer when things turn dangerous. Planning your evacuation routes from the building, keeping your emergency kit stocked and handy and making sure there is a clear communications plan in place can help protect everyone when a disaster strikes.

Plan for the immediate aftermath. Once you discover that damage has been done to your business, it is important to act quickly to prevent further issues from arising. You will want to know how to contact your insurance company as well as your commercial restoration provider no matter the hour, so you can start filing a claim and have a restoration team dispatched to you immediately to begin working on restoring your business.

Plan for the long-term aftermath. Once the insurance claim and restoration processes are set in motion, you can begin the work of rebuilding your business operations. Determine if you will close completely for the time being, and if so, what your timeline for reopening will be. Also make sure to apply for the Small Business Administration’s disaster loan assistance program if you are eligible so you can receive funds towards your recovery.

If your business has been damaged in a disaster, you can depend on us for assistance. Contact us at any time of the day or night to report your damage and get a team dispatched to you quickly.

How to prepare your Salisbury Maryland business for flooding

11/15/2016 (Permalink)

With over 40 years of experience, SERVPRO Franchise professionals have restored flood damaged homes and businesses from coast to coast. Here are our SERVPRO approved tips for preparing your business for a flood.


  • Have a qualified professional elevate the furnace, water heater, electric panel if susceptble to flooding
  • Install Check valves in sewer traps to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your business
  • seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds to avoid Seepage
  • arrange to have a free Emergency Ready profile made for your business in advance so if the flood does happen, then you will be able to manage the restoration process remotely
  • make sure you have flood insurance, flood insurance takes 30 days to get into affect so it is imperative that you have it long before you need it.
  • Document your business. Take quality pictures of vehicles, Computers, inventory and office set up. You'll be glad you have this later.

During the flood:

  • Turn off utilities at the main switches, or valves if instructed to do so.
  • Disconnect electrical appliances
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water
  • Do not walk through moving water. Even six inches of moving water can make you fall.

After the Flood

  • Listen for news reports to learn if the communities water supply is safe to drink 
  • Avoid floodwaters. Water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged.
  • Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by flood waters
  • return to the business only when authorities indicate it is safe


SERVPRO of the Lower Shore are the flood clean up experts in the Eastern Shore area. IF a flood strikes your business, give SERVPRO of the Lower Shore a call, even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly and the clean up is often and overwhelming task. The SERVPRO team at SERVPRO of the Lower Shore is prepared to handle any size disaster and help make it like it never even happened. 

Lower Shore Commercial Property Owners/Managers

11/15/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of the Lower Shore specializes in commercial clean ups.  There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Wicomico, Somerset or Worcester commercial property.  Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.  So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Clean Up

Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of The Lower Shore has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Please Call Us At - (410)749-2221 

The Different Cause of Commerical Water Damages

10/4/2016 (Permalink)

Local Commerical Water Damage in Salisbury Maryland due to backed up water lines in the City.

Commercial The Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage
If Water Damages Your Work Place in Salisbury, Call SERVPRO
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When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms.

However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather aren't the only causes of floods and water damage. Commercial water damage in Eagle Rock is surprisingly common year-round, and it can drastically affect the operation of your business. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.

1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.

2. Damaged appliances and equipment
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.

3. Broken pipes and plumbing
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails water damage could be the result. If you question the stoutness of your building's
pipes, contact SERVPRO for a thorough inspection and assessment.

4. Backed up sewer lines
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings. SERVPRO has certified AMRT technicians to deal with this type of water damage.

If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of the Lower Shore will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (410)749-2221 for fast help.

Restoring Your Somerset, Wicomico, and Worchester County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/15/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events Worchester, Wicomico and Somerset county commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of the Lower Shore

SERVPRO of the Lower Shore specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.