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Celebrating 34 years in business

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

Community Celebrating 34 years in business Owners Vince and Sherry Whittles Enjoying Seattle during 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

Carpet Cleaning

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Carpet Cleaning 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!

IICRC Certfied Firm

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert

SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Southern Maryland Summer Safety Times

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Here are some general tips for the summer to help ensure that you stay safe and have a great summer.

Sunburn

How to relieve sunburn and when to see a doctor because of sunburn. Use cold compresses along with creams and gels to relieve pain. You should see a doctor about your sunburn if you have a fever greater than 102, have blisters all over,or have serve pain.

Dehydration

Signs of dehydration:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Light-headedness
  • Dry Cough
  • Flushed Skin
  • Dark-colored urine

When to see a doctor:

  • Decreased urine production
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Fainting
  • Seizures

Jellyfish Stings

Symptoms of jellyfish stings

  • Burning/stinging pain
  • Red marks on skin
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Throbbing pain radiating 

Relief for jellyfish stings

  • Remove tentacles from jellyfish if on your body
  • Rinse effected area with vinegar or use baking soda
  • Apply cold water or ice to the sting