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Six reasons why you should choose SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus?

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO logo with words that say "Here's why you should choose SERVPRO" We are here to help!

With so many restoration providers out there, we can imagine how difficult it may be to choose one. Here are a few reasons why you should choose SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus.

  1. We count on Country support as we are a part of a Countrywide franchise system.
  2. We are our industry leader.
  3. Our team is certified by our industry's institute, the IICRC.
  4. Our team is available 24/7, all year around.
  5. We service both residential and commercial properties.
  6. SERVPRO has over 50 years of experience underneath our belt.

For more information, feel free to reach out. Our team is always here to help and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Back to school week!

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

An animation of children standing together in from of a school Safety tips from your local SERVPRO

This week marks a big time for our little ones, this week they return to in-person school learning after over 1 year. We hope that they all have a prosperous and successful school year. We also wish them a safe return. On that note, here is a small list of tips for a safer return to school.

  • When driving be sure to follow the speed limit, especially near school zones
  • Practice washing your hands together, remind them to count to 20 seconds
  • Advice your children to try not to touch their eyes, mouth, or nose

We hope that these tips will be useful to you and your children.

Are you re-opening ready?

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

A man cleaning a pew We can get your business ready for re-opening!

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the US, SERVPRO was deemed essential. We were deemed essential not only because we are an emergency restoration provider but also because we quickly pivoted and began to offering cleaning and disinfecting services for areas contaminated by the virus. Our team of trained bio-hazard crew chiefs and technicians bravely took on this task and have been performing it successfully ever since. Now as the State and County speak of re-opening, we are called into facilities to get them up to par for re-opening; This includes worship centers, commercial offices, restaurants, and Schools. Once they're open, they have an idea of what next steps to take in order to keep their staff, family, and community safe. 

 As we move forward with re-opening our businesses and other places, let's do it with caution; Let’s do our part to keep our community safe. Feel free to call today for a free consultation at (301)332-0766. Your local SERVPRO of Poolesville/Damascus/Damascus is always here to help!

How to help prevent a heat illnesses during the hot summer days

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

A list of tips on how to stay cool this summer Beat the heat!

Enjoying the summertime fun is an annual treat for many of us. This includes outdoor activities like going to the beach, bike riding, or hiking. Doing these activities safely is a challenge. We have compiled helpful information from the Maryland Department of Health, please read and share. If you work outdoors and are in the heat all day, this list is for you.

6 Tips for coping with hot weather

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and overly-sweetened beverages
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothing
  • Avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen; stay in the shade when possible
  • Avoid salt tablets, unless advised by a doctor to take them
  • Take it easy outside; schedule physical activity in the morning or evening when it’s cooler and take breaks if necessary

Here at SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus, we wish you a healthy rest of your summer 2021. Remember that your local SERVPRO is always here to help!

SERVPRO also offers commercial services!

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of store fronts No job is too big or too small!

Many people ask us, “do you offer commercial services?” Our response, “Why yes we do!”

We have over 50 years of expertise in the emergency restoration industry, as well as commercial services. Serving in both arenas is one of the many reasons why SERVPRO is so unique. Adding construction to our repertoire years ago has been a great challenge that we have learned to embrace and appreciate. We have found the need and understood the need for being a one-stop-shop restoration provider. Moving forward when you think SERVPRO remember that we also offer the following commercial services.

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Maintenance programs
  • Duct cleanings
  • Sanitizing and disinfecting services

For more information or an estimate, give us a call. No job is too big or too small for our team. Always remember that your local SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus is always here to help and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fireworks safety tips from SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Fireworks picture We wish you a happy and safe 4th of July!

This weekend we celebrate the Independence day of our great nation. On this special day, we celebrate with delicious food and beautiful fireworks. Though in many counties and cities of the state of Maryland, fireworks are prohibited. If fireworks are permitted in your jurisdiction please read the following safety precautions.

  • Light fireworks one at a time
  • Keep a hose or bucket of water
  • Do not point fireworks at anybody
  • Never light fireworks indoors
  • Do not allow children to handle fireworks
  • Do not ignite fireworks in a container
  • Do not attempt to light a malfunctioning firework

We hope that you've found these tips helpful. We wish you a happy and safe 4th of July.

Why choose SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Trucks and cards behind a ready sign We are always here to help!

When disaster strikes you are troubled with many different emotions, mainly uneasiness. When choosing the right restoration company to assist you and your family, there are many things you may ask yourself: Is the provider experienced? Are they properly equipped? Are they certified?

All of these are completely reasonable questions and concerns which is why we would like to share the following facts about the SERVPRO franchise system.

  • The SERVPRO franchise system has been in business for over 50 years
  • There are over 1,700 franchises serving North America
  • SERVPRO is a 24/7/365 emergency service
  • We create and utilize some of our restoration products
  • We believe in restoring vs. replacing
  • We provide residential and commercial services

For more information on how our team can be of assistance with your water, fire, mold, or bio-hazard disaster, give us a call. Our team is certified by the IICRC, and we have many years of experience. Always remember that your local SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus is always here to help and make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus can help you get your business ready for re-opening!

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

A Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned window sticker Are you Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

With our State reopening, we question many aspects of what the new normal should be for your home or business. We believe that setting certain processes and contingency plans for your business, employees, and patrons will make the difference to keep our community safe. Here is how SERVPRO can help.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned- This program consists of our expert-level Coronavirus cleaning and disinfecting services. Our team is uniquely prepared and trained to clean and disinfect, per CDC guidelines, to get your business back up and running quickly. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for the cleanup process, and disposal of waste. 

 If you would like more information on the certified SERVPRO clean service and how it can benefit you and your business, feel free to reach out to (301)332-0766. Always remember that SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus is always here to help and make it “Like it never even happened”.

Grill safety recap to start off your grilling season!

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of two grills, one inside a home and one outside Cafeull with the grill!

The season for grilling is almost here and with Memorial weekend coming soon, we would like to share a few safety tips for indoor and outdoor grilling. Using cooking equipment like a grill comes with responsibilities that we should consider before we start cooking on the grill. One important thing to consider is that a grill requires your full attention while using it, you should not leave it unattended. Also, make sure that you do not leave your cooking utensils on the grill while you are cooking, you do not want to burn or melt your cooking utensils from leaving them on the grill for too much time. If you are using a charcoal grill, make sure that you are lighting up your grill safely by using the correct amount of lighter fluid. If you are grilling indoors on a stovetop, be sure to cook at the correct heat measurement to help prevent heavy smoke and oil spills in your kitchen. We hope that these tips helped prepare you for the grilling season, for more helpful information check out Always remember that your SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus is always here to help and make it “Like it never even happened.”

What kind of water damage are you experiencing?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

clear water, grey water, black water Water contamination categories

Water damage can happen to anybody. In fact, according to research done by the insurance industry, it is estimated that 37% of homeowners claim to have suffered damages due to a flood. Did you know that insurance companies pay out $2.5 billion dollars per year in water and mold losses? As you can see, water damage can happen to anybody and it can be costly to mitigate. With that, knowing what type of water damage you are experiencing may help you know how to react or know what you are truly facing. Here is the list of the different categories of water contamination.

Category 1

Water that originates from a sanitary source and is considered fit for human consumption. (Water from the sink faucet, Clean toilet water)

Category 2
Water from a contaminated source can potentially cause harm if consumed. (Dishwasher water)

Category 3
Water that is “grossly contaminated” and contains harmful toxins or pathogens. (Sewage backup, standing water, stormwater)

The best way to know how to react is by knowing what you are dealing with. We hope that you found this information helpful. Always remember that your SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus is always here to help and make it "Like it never even happened."