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Tropical Storm Ida In College Park, Hyattsville, District Heights, and Landover

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

Hands holding a cut out of a red house If your property has experienced storm damage call us at 301-779-3662 or 301-577-1166. We will be there “faster to any size disaster!”

Few storms ahead, hurricane Ida, moves through with a risk of flash floods. According to the National Hurricane Center, there is an increasing risk of dangerous hurricane-force winds, heavy rain, and life-threatening storm surge along the Gulf Coast. 

Keep in mind that the path, magnitude, strength, and direction of a storm can change at any time. Flooding, heavy rains, and strong gusts may occur in areas far from the hurricane’s center. 

Nearly 90% of all hurricane-related deaths involve water, according to the National Weather Service. The peak of hurricane season for Maryland is between mid-August to late October.

Hurricanes present various hazards, including power outages, rising water levels, high winds, and intense rainfall. 

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration In Prince George’s

Call SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville at 301-779-3662 or SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover at 301-577-1166 if a storm has damaged your home or business.

Our technicians at SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover specialize in cleaning and restoring residential and commercial properties after a fire, water, and storm incident.

Our team is well-versed in property damage repairs. We are storm and water damage specialists who will dry your property back to its pre-storm condition effectively. You can be confident that our staff is prepared to restore your property and make it “Like it never even happened.” 

We respond immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response will lessen the damage, limit further damage, and reduce cost. SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and have the training and ability to address any restoration or cleaning emergencies that arise.

SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover 301-779-3662 and 301-577-1166.

Commercial Fire Restoration in College Park/Hyattsville and District Heights/Landover

8/28/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Truck in a community Our team will work around the clock to keep your business running and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial fires in the College Park/Hyattsville and District Heights/Landover area can be critical. A fire can quickly spread and impact your equipment, property, hours of operation and can even put your team at risk. Additional damage from water and mold can occur after a fire. Good planning can help ensure that a fire does not happen. Read on to learn more about the top causes of commercial fires and how to prevent such fires.

Cooking incidents

Cooking incidents are the top cause of cooking fires. Flammable materials and high cooking temperatures together can be dangerous if not used properly. All businesses can suffer from cooking fires. However, restaurants are more likely to experience a cooking fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking equipment was the leading cause of fires in all health care facilities.

Lighting/Electrical Issues

Worn-out electrical cords and faulty wiring are also causes of commercial fires. Many electrical or lighting problems can develop from old defective wiring, overloaded circuits, faulty fuses, and many other electrical issues. 

Smoking

Cigarettes that are not extinguished and disposed of properly cause smoking and can lead to a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, smoking materials account for 9% of fires in commercial buildings.

Heating Equipment

In our area during the winter season, we use heating equipment more frequently than in other states. Furnaces, radiators, and boilers can overheat and result in a fire. In addition, improperly installing equipment can prove to be hazardous and also cause a fire. It is important to have heating equipment installed by trusted professionals. Having the heating equipment maintained regularly and checking if it is in good working condition can also prevent a fire.

Fire Alarms and Smoke Detectors

It is important to follow fire regulations for all commercial buildings. Fire alarms and smoke detectors are vital components of an early warning system. Review our fire safety tips to ensure everyone understands how to minimize the risk for commercial fires.

Quick Response Around College Park / Hyattsville / District Heights / Landover

Trust our team at SERVPRO® of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights / Landover. Our team will work around the clock to keep your business running and make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today for a free quote.

For College Park/Hyattsville dial 301-779-3662

For District Heights/Landover dial 301-577-1166

Back to School SERVPRO Preventative Cleaning

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Back board with school utensils featuring SERVPRO logo Choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned to help keep your customers, employees, students, and teachers safe.

SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville & SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover Can Help Get Your Schools And Daycares Safe For Everyone

August is here, and we are heading into another school year! Last year SERVPRO worked with schools and daycares in the DMV area to help keep their customers, employees, students, and teachers safe. This year, as a result of the delta variant and increasing COVID-19 cases, masks are recommended and required. SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover can help you keep schools and daycares cleaned and disinfected.

We want to show our support this upcoming school year by providing cleaning services including, disinfecting, sanitizing, and proactively cleaning. Our cleanup procedures are in accordance with the CDC recommendations and local authorities. Surfaces to consider for cleaning and disinfecting include but are not limited to classrooms, offices, bathrooms, hallways, cafeterias, and teacher lounges.

SERVPRO® of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights/Landover are called on by businesses to perform the necessary services to clean, sanitize, and disinfect commercial properties. Call us today! Our dispatchers can provide you with more information about our services and get you scheduled for an appointment. Our cleaning services can be scheduled recurring and also one-time.

To schedule a consultation for our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program, call us at 301-779-3662 or 301-577-1166. We are here to help!

Heavy Rains And Water Damage In Our Area

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck pictured outside on a sunny day SERVPRO of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights / Landover is on call 24 hours a day for water mitigation and restoration

Water Damage In College Park / Hyattsville / District Heights / Landover

While all types of water can damage your property, some are more damaging than others. When your property suffers water damage, understanding what type of water you are dealing with is critical to ensure proper cleanup. Experts have broken down water into three types of categories. Read on to see which type of water contamination can be on your property.

Category 1: Clean Water

Clean water originates from a broken pipe or a supply line. If not treated, clean water is likely to convert to gray water. Clean water left untreated allows bacteria to grow as well as other contaminants.

Category 2: Gray Water

Overflows from home appliances like a dishwasher to a washing machine can be the cause of Gray water. Gray water contains mild contamination, however not enough to be considered a biohazard. If left untreated, the water can quickly become black water.

Category 3: Black Water

Black water ranges from sewage damage, flooding or any natural disaster. Black water is highly contaminated and filled with fungi, bacteria, chemicals, and more. Water from sewer backups should be considered very dangerous and can cause massive amounts of water damage. Black water should be remediated by trained professionals.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (301) 779-3662 or 301-577-1166

Call your local SERVPRO® franchise professionals. SERVPRO® of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights / Landover technicians will inspect the water damage to determine the appropriate response to restore your home or business safely. We are on call 24/7 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. Call SERVPRO® of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights / Landover at 301-779-3662 or 301-577-1166.

Commercial Fire Restoration in College Park/Hyattsville and District Heights/Landover

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial fires in the College Park/Hyattsville and District Heights/Landover area can be critical. A fire can quickly spread and impact your equipment, property, hours of operation and can even put your team at risk. Additional damage from water and mold can occur after a fire. Good planning can help ensure that a fire does not happen. Read on to learn more about the top causes of commercial fires and how to prevent such fires.

Cooking incidents

Cooking incidents are the top cause of cooking fires. Flammable materials and high cooking temperatures together can be dangerous if not used properly. All businesses can suffer from cooking fires. However, restaurants are more likely to experience a cooking fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking equipment was the leading cause of fires in all health care facilities.

Lighting/Electrical Issues

Worn-out electrical cords and faulty wiring are also causes of commercial fires. Many electrical or lighting problems can develop from old defective wiring, overloaded circuits, faulty fuses, and many other electrical issues. 

Smoking

Cigarettes that are not extinguished and disposed of properly cause smoking and can lead to a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, smoking materials account for 9% of fires in commercial buildings.

Heating Equipment

In our area during the winter season, we use heating equipment more frequently than in other states. Furnaces, radiators, and boilers can overheat and result in a fire. In addition, improperly installing equipment can prove to be hazardous and cause a fire. It is important to have heating equipment installed by trusted professionals. Having the heating equipment maintained regularly and checking if it is in good working condition can also prevent a fire.

Fire Alarms and Smoke Detectors

It is important to follow fire regulations for all commercial buildings. Fire alarms and smoke detectors are vital components of an early warning system. Review our fire safety tips to ensure everyone understands how to minimize the risk for commercial fires.

Quick Response Around College Park / Hyattsville / District Heights / Landover

Trust our team at SERVPRO® of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights / Landover. Our team will work around the clock to keep your business running and make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today for a free quote.

For College Park/Hyattsville dial 301-779-3662

For District Heights/Landover dial 301-577-1166

Bring In The Experts For Help

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

kat wilcox from Pexels alt description Leave any size cleanup for the professionals. SERVPRO® will restore your property to its original state.

Response Time Is Important When You Have A Bio-hazardous Situation

SERVPRO® of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights / Landover offers services from water mitigation, fire restoration, mold mitigation, and clean up. But did you know that SERVPRO® also specializes in crime scene cleaning? Yes, our technicians do! When the fingerprint dust used by law enforcement gets too messy, call SERVPRO® of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights / Landover for help. Our technicians follow OSHA and EPA guidelines and protocol calls to make it, "Like it never even happened."®

Here is the unique process SERVPRO® technicians follow for bio-hazardous situations:

Ensure, inspect, and evaluate the health and safety of our team and the occupants of the property.

Isolate and contain affected areas; establish a decontamination chamber if needed.

Remove the uncontaminated chamber, if applicable.

Contain and dispose of un-restorable contents.

Contain and remove restorable contents for off-site processing.

Clean, decontaminate, and possibly seal restorable structural materials.

Test, evaluate and confirm cleanliness.

Remove all contaminants.

Call Us For Help!

SERVPRO® of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights / Landover can provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazardous situations, including crime scene fingerprint dust, suicide/death accidents, chemical spills, animal waste/remains, and hoarding.

Biohazard emergencies don’t always happen during the regular work week. At SERVPRO®, we are HERE to HELP 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can expect a quick response time.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

We are locally owned and operated. We can respond quickly with the appropriate resources, which is critical. A fast response reduces the restoration costs and prevents additional damage.

For more information visit: https://www.SERVPROcollegeparkhyattsville.com/biohazard-cleaning

Fire Damage Restoration: Ice Blasting Service

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage In Your College Park / Hyattsville / District Heights / Landover Home

Fire and smoke damage can be devastating to commercial structures and homes. In times of a disaster, SERVPRO® of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights / Landover are Here to Help! We have an advanced cleaning method that could be the solution for you. It's called ice blasting.

Ice Blasting

Ice blasting is the process of using dry ice to clean and restore your property. Dry ice blasting uses compressed air at supersonic speed. Ice blasting is the perfect solution for mitigating fire damage to the ceiling and rafters to your property. SERVPRO® of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights / Landover will efficiently use this method in cases, including fire, smoke restoration, mold mitigation and remediation and odor elimination. Ice blasting provides several benefits to you as a homeowner, including:

  • Cleaning standards: ice basting is a higher standard of cleaning without toxins or residues left behind.
  • A quicker restoration process: instead of having 2 to 3 people wet wiping the affected area or dry sponging, ice blasting can expedite the cleaning process.
  • Thorough method: when removing soot and odor, ice blasting will get the affected areas prepped and ready for the next step of encapsulating.

Restoration Services

SERVPRO® is the #1 industry leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services. For more information about our fire and water damage restoration services, please visit our website at SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights / Landover. Give us a call today for fire and water damage restoration at 301-799-3662 or 301-577-1166.

Our out of the box and innovative cleaning methods are another reason to choose SERVPRO® of College Park/ Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights / Landover when your property has experienced fire damage.

Severe Storms Around College Park / Hyattsville / District Heights / Landover Can Cause Power Outages

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Severe storms can lead to flooding and extended power outages in your entire neighborhood. Being without power can be costly for homeowners and commercial businesses. Don't leave your property to chance when thunderstorms, high winds, and showers hit. Call SERVPRO® of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights/Landover for help. In the meantime, take the following steps to help protect yourself during a power outage.

How Power Outages Impact Us:

  • Cause food spoilage and water contamination
  • Can disrupt communications, water, and transportation
  • Cause closures of grocery stores, gas stations, retail businesses, ATMs, banks, and other services

During A Power Outage:

  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges
  • Keep refrigerators and freezers closed
  • If you need to heat your home, do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home
  • If anyone has medical equipment that requires electricity, get them to a place with working electricity or get them to help
  • When the lights go off, use a generator, but ONLY outdoors and away from the windows

Water Damage In Your Property

SERVPRO® of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights/Landover specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, water, or smoke damage. Our staff are highly trained in property damage restoration, and we are an IICRC Certified Firm.

Quick Response Around College Park / Hyattsville / District Heights / Landover

We respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Give us a call today if you have any questions about water damage and water mitigation. Call SERVPRO® of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights/Landover at 301-779-3662 or 301-577-1166.

SERVPRO® of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights/Landover provide 24-hour emergency service. When fire and water take control of your life, we help you get it back.

Source:https://www.ready.gov/power-outages

Wet Carpet? SERVPRO is Here to Help!

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded basement with water mitigation equipment Call us today at 301-530-7400 if you have recently experienced water damage to your property

When you have a flood on your property, you must act quickly. Floods, leaks, spills, or burst pipes can all weaken your carpet and gather microorganisms. If you do not address the water right away, you might face major problems like mold in your property. The best solution is to call in trained, experienced professionals. 

SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover are HERE TO HELP when your home or business has suffered water damage. Our technicians use several methods to clean carpets. At SERVPRO, we have five carpet methods and determine the proper cleaning method for you based on the inspection.

SERVPRO carpet cleaning methods in order of least aggressive to most aggressive are as follows:

  • Bonnet Cleaning
  • Hot Water Extraction
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse
  • Rotary Jet Extraction
  • Showcase

Our technicians check and test to determine the level of damage and how far the moisture has migrated to ensure a successful and complete restoration. While we are on-site, we will also look for any potential safety hazards. A homeowner in the College Park/Hyattsville area recently experienced flood damage in his home when a pipe burst from a water filtration system and the entire basement was affected. Our technicians ran equipment to extract and dry affected materials.

"Like it never even happened."®

Floods and overflowing water emergencies do not wait for regular business hours, and neither do we. To avoid renting expenses, replacing your carpet, and extra expenses, call for reinforcements. Call SERVPRO of College/Park and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover for water damage restoration at 301-530-7400. 

We are on call 24 hours a day, 7-days a week, including holidays.

Grilling Safety Tips You Can Take To Avoid A Fire In Your Home

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

BBQ grill with flames and charcoal Knowing a few fire safety grilling tips will help everyone have a safe summer.

Grill fires peak during the summer season. Grilling outdoors is one of the most popular ways to cook food. A grill placed too close to any object is a fire hazard. According to the Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly 10,000 home fires involve grills. If you experience fire, call SERVPRO of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights / Landover. Follow the tips below for grilling safety.

Tips For Grilling Safety

  • Use propane and charcoal BBQ grills only outdoors.
  • Place the grill away from your property, deck railings and out from under leaves and overhanging branches.
  • When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbecue grills.
  • When using a gas grill, check for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks.
  • When camping, always use a flame-retardant tent and set up camp far away from the fire.
  • When finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing of them in a metal container.

Fire Damage

SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights technicians are the leading experts in fire restoration. We have the skills to help you pack out your belongings as well as storing them until your property has been restored to its original state, "Like it never even happened."®

Quick Response Around College Park / Hyattsville / District Heights / Landover

We are a locally owned franchise and can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER™, Call SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights / Landover today 301-530-7400.

SERVPRO of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights / Landover are available 24-hours a day for restoration after damage, large or small. When you are dealing with fire damage, immediate action is crucial.