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It's the people

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO It's the people Crew

Here at SERVPRO of St. Mary's County we often get the question of Why SERVPRO?  What is that SERVPRO can do differently than all the other cleaning and restoring companies out there.  The answer to the questions always starts the same way, with the list of all the training and certifications held by SERVPRO employees, the systematic process that are used to manage different projects, and the support provided by corporate and the SERVPRO network.  While those are all valuable assets what truly sets SERVPRO of St. Mary's County apart is the people.  Between the office manager, production manager and four crew chiefs they average 15 years of experience just with SERVPRO.  This amount of experience provides them all of the tools and knowledge necessary to handle project of any type or size.  Wether its routine carpet cleaning or a large commercial water or fire damage, the crew at SERVPRO of St. Mary's County has the experience to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Trauma Cleanup

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Trauma Cleanup Trauma Scene

Due to its uncomfortable nature, Trauma scene cleanup is a topic that is rarely considered until something happens. 

Once the need for trauma scene cleaning is required it is generally accompanied by a high level of emotional distress, which is compounded by the fact that most people have no idea what options they have.  

That's where the Trauma Scene and Bio-recovery experts at SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert County come in.  SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert has been providing trauma scene cleaning services in St. Mary's and Calvert county for more than 15 years.  SERVPRO production managers have been independently trained and certified through the American Bio Recovery Association.  This training allows them to provide the highest level of technical expertise and professional service.

SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert County sincerely hopes that no-one ever has to deal with a trauma scene situation.  But, we take pride in knowing that, if the unthinkable happens, we are always here to help. 

HVAC system cleaning

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning HVAC system cleaning Duct cleaning equipment

SERVPRO of St. Mary's County just took deliver of our new duct cleaning system produced by Nikro Industries Inc.  

SERVPRO of St. Mary's County has been providing HVAC system cleaning services to the homes and business of Southern Maryland for over 20 years.

With NADCA (North American Duct Cleaning Asociation) certified technicians, following industry standard processes and using the latest in HVAC system cleaning and inspection equipment.  We are confident that, when given the opportunity, SERVPRO of St. Mary's County will perform to the highest standards.

Whether your're in a brand new home or it's been at least 5 years since the system was cleaned, duct cleaning can greatly improve indoor air quality and increase the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Give SERVPRO of St. Mary's County a call today to schedule your no cost estimate and start enjoying the benefits of clean ducts!

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