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SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville is IICRC Certified

9/27/2022 (Permalink)

Our team has decades of fire and water restoration experience in helping with the recovery process after a disaster. SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville specializes in cleanup, restoration, and construction of residential and commercial properties after a fire or water damage event. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The following are some of our certifications.


  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician


The mission of the IICRC is to create and teach a set of standard practices and principles that promotes the health and safety of technicians and clients. It accomplishes this goal by creating standards for worker ethics, communication practices, and technical proficiency that all professionals must adhere to. When clients hire a certified firm by this organization, they are assured that the company will follow specific protocols to keep workers safe while efficiently performing high-quality work on any business.

When disaster strikes, trust our team to repair the damage. SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville and District Heights/Landover has served the restoration and remodeling needs of Prince George’s County. Our commitment to the community and quality of work has made us one of the fastest growing companies in the nation.

Call us at (301) 779 - 3662 in Prince George County!

Call us at (301) 530 - 7400 in Montgomery County!

Be Prepared for Summer Storm in College Park, Hyattsville

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

A picture containing grass, tree, outdoor, field SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville certified professionals have the experience and the equipment needed to cleanup and restore your home

It is important to be cautious when thunderstorms are in Prince George's County since they are often associated with lightning, flash floods, hail, high winds, and sometimes tornadoes which can all be incredibly dangerous. Read more to learn some helpful tips to follow during a storm.

Preventing Storm Damage

  • Trim or remove trees (especially that are dead) that could fall on your home or place of work
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system
  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Prince George’s County

During a storm, try practicing these safety precautions:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Put together an emergency preparedness kit
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings
  • If you are playing in the water, get to land immediately and seek shelter
  • Pick a safe place in your home for your family to gather during a storm
  • Get inside your car and avoid flooded roads. It takes only six inches of moving water to knock you over and only one foot of moving water to sweep away your car

SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover is a full-service restoration and cleanup company. Our certified technicians specialize in mitigation, restoration, cleanup, and construction for both residential and commercial properties. Call us today at 301-779-3662 or 301-577-1166! Our Disaster Recovery Team stands ready to help 24/7.

SERVPRO Preventive Cleaning: Schools

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

Lecture school empty classroom with desks chair ironwood when student close stay home in high school It’s our goal to restore your school to its preloss condition with as little disruption as possible to students, teachers, and staff.

August is right around the corner, which means we are heading into another school year! At SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville we know it is essential to make sure your commercial property reaches a high standard when it comes to a clean and safe environment for your clients, employees, students, and teachers. Our certified professionals help childcare and educational facilities in College Park, Hyattsville, District Heights, Landover, and surrounding areas reach the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

This upcoming school year, SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville can help minimize your facility’s downtime so your staff can return safely. Our certified technicians will work with your school’s administration to assess water or other damage, regardless of the size or cause. 

SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville is experienced in handling school water damage, fire, mold remediation, and the cleaning & disinfecting of facilities of all sizes, including:

  • Early Childhood - Preschool and Nursery School
  • Primary – Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Secondary – High School and Academies
  • Higher Education – College and University
  • Industry Trade Schools
  • Athletics – Gymnasium, Sports Complexes, and Stadiums

Call SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville certified professionals, when grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff. Whether removing an odor problem or deep cleaning floors or carpets, you can rely on our certified technicians to make your workspace look its best. We serve Prince George’s County. Maryland and beyond to ensure that schools, education & childcare facilities are clean and safe places!

To schedule a consultation for our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program, call us at 301-799-3662 or 301-577-1166. We are here to help!

Be Prepared in Case of a Fire in College Park, Hyattsville

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

Cat walking out of a pet carrier Include your four-legged friends in mind when building an emergency plan.

Make sure pets are included in your family’s fire evacuation plan. Build an emergency kit for each pet in your household. SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville suggests a kit whose size and weight can be quickly and easily loaded into a vehicle when packing to evacuate.

  • Pets may bump into, turn on, or knock over cooking equipment. Keep pets away from stoves and countertops.
  • Keep pets away from candles, lamps, and space heaters.
  • Always use a metal or heat-tempered glass screen on a fireplace and keep it in place.
  • Keep pets away from a chimney outside vents. Glass doors and screens can stay dangerously hot for several hours after the fire goes out.
  • Consider battery-operated, flameless candles. They can look and smell like real candles.
  • Some pets are chewers. Watch pets to make sure they don’t chew through electrical cords. Any problems with electrical cords should be checked out by a certified technician.

Disaster Supplies Kit

  • Copies of medical insurance & Medicare cards
  • Warm blankets
  • Extra clothing, especially socks & undergarments
  • Bottled water
  • A three-day supply of nonperishable food
  • Batteries for your electronic devices
  • Written contact list
  • A weeklong supply of prescription medications and other medical necessities

If you have a pet, remember to prepare their emergency kit as well with pet food, toys, beds and other comfort objects, and vet information. Some shelters will not or cannot allow pets. Ahead of an emergency, find out which ones will all your 4-legged friends. All shelters allow service animals.

Should you need help to clean up after a fire, SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville is here to make it, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at 301-779-3662

Storm Safety: Pet Preparedness in College Park, Hyattsville

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

A dog running with a ball in its mouth Our Disaster Recovery Teams stand ready for any size disaster.

SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights / Landover responds 24/7 to your water emergencies. Storms and other disasters can strike at any time of the day or night, so we are ready to help as soon as we are needed. Our team provides many of the services you may need after a storm blows through your area.

Our certified technicians can provide emergency roof tarping and board-up services to help prevent additional damage from the elements and provide security to your property. These services may be needed immediately if your property was damaged by falling trees, hail, high winds, tornado debris, or fire. Read to learn more about pet preparedness and some storm damage tips:

An Evacuation Plan for Your Pets

  • Have a buddy system to ensure that someone can take care of your pets or help evacuate your pets if you cannot.
  • Make sure to microchip your pet.
  • Contact your local emergency management office, animal shelter, or animal control for additional information.
  • Build an emergency kit for your pets.

What to Do After a Storm Damage

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Whan a storm disaster occurs, call SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights / Landover to handle the mitigation and restoration process in your College Park, Hyattsville, District Heights and Landover property to eliminate mistakes. If you find yourself in need of our expertise or services, call us at 301-779-3662 or 301-577-1166.

SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights / Landover

Protecting Your Prince George’s Property from Water Damage

6/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 day

Water Damage Happens in College Park, Hyattsville, District Heights, & Landover

SERVPRO® of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights/Landover has been restoring water damage in Prince George’s County for years. Our certified professionals use the most advanced equipment to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water. Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the process stays the same. Water damage mitigation services commonly consist of drying, cleaning, and sanitizing contaminated areas and items. Here are some refrigerator and ice maker operation tips to reduce your risk of water damage:

  • Install the ice maker supply line hose properly to avoid water damage.
  • Tightly connect the hose to the valve and avoid tightening.
  • Inspect the hose every six months and ensure the valve connection is secure and no kinks are present.
  • Leave a three- or four-inch space between the back of the refrigerator and the wall to prevent the hose from crimping.
  • Locate the water shut-off valve.

The SERVPRO® Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 6: Restoration 

Emergency Contact – 301-779-3662

SERVPRO® of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO® of District Heights/Landover has highly trained certified technicians ready to respond to water emergencies 24/7 in College Park, Hyattsville, District Heights, and Landover. We have the advanced equipment and experience to help ensure your home is clean, dry, and restored to its pre-damaged condition. 

Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke Alarm Safety in Prince George’s County

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke alarms can save your family, pets, and property. Take these precautions to help prevent home, business, or residence fires.

Without warning a fire can potentially destroy countless memories and years of work. A fire alarm can quickly alert you of a fire and could help keep your things safe from a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, each smoke alarm should be tested once a month to make sure that they are functioning properly. It is important to keep your smoke alarms in good condition so that they can do their job. Below we will discuss smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm tips for your home, business, or residence. 

Smoke Alarms

  • If you hear three loud beeps, the alarm has detected fire, and you should exit the building. Your next steps should be to call 9-1-1 and stay outside.
  • When the smoke alarm battery is low and needs to be replaced, you will hear one chirp from your smoke alarm every 30 or 60 seconds.
  • If you replace the battery and your smoke alarms continues to chirp, it is time to install a new smoke alarm. 

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

  • If you hear four loud beeps, the CO alarm has detected carbon monoxide in your property. When you hear these beeps, leave your building, call 9-1-1, and stay outside.
  • The carbon monoxide alarm battery needs to be replaced when the alarm chirps once every 30 or 60 seconds.
  • If the CO alarm continues chirping with a fresh battery in place, it is time to install a new smoke alarm.

Fire Safety Tips 

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  • Test smoke alarms every month. If they are not working, change the batteries.
  • Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  • If you are building and remodeling your home, install residential fire sprinklers. Sprinklers can contain and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive.
  • Make sure all stairways and hallways are adequately lit and have a walking path so everyone can evacuate safely.

Call SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover at 301-779-3662 or 301-577-1166 to schedule a free inspection.

An Emergency READY Profile for Your Business

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of College Park, Hyattsville, District Heights, and Landover's Disaster Recovery Team Helps Communities in Need

Our SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) minimizes business interruption by having an immediate plan of action after a disaster. According to the latest research, 50% of businesses shut down following a disaster. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance as a College Park, Hyattsville, District Heights, and Landover business owner is the key to a timely mitigation process. Read more about the benefits of developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business.

The Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) 

The ERP with SERVPRO provides business owners with a customizable emergency readiness plan, and it is a no-cost assessment for your facility. If your business endures a loss, ERP ensures we will be ready to work as soon as possible. The ERP is designed to serve as a reference for important building and contact information. Because we have access to your commercial business information, our team can get started with the mitigation and restoration process faster. 

Some ERP Advantages

  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in an emergency
  • A guide to help you get into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, and priority contact information

How to Create an ERP for Your Commercial Business?

Creating an Emergency Ready Profile for your commercial business with SERVPRO is easy and time-efficient. Our team can respond immediately to any emergency that your business can endure. Call SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover at 301-779-3662 or 301-577-1166 with any questions regarding the Emergency Ready Plan. You will work with a team member to customize your emergency plan and communicate your specific needs. Our certified technicians provide water mitigation, fire restoration, contents manipulation, and reconstruction services. We also offer general cleaning, biohazard services, and so much more. SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover can complete the job from beginning to end.

Summer Grilling Fire Safety

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

Grilling and BBQ fires are not to be taken lightly.

SERVPRO advises College Park, Hyattsville, District Heights, and Landover grill masters to prepare now for a safe, savory outdoor cooking season

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) warns families that the onset of the summer season also marks a rise in home fires started by outdoor grilling activities. According to the NFPA, on average, 10,600 home fires are started by grills each year. July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by June, May, and August. 

Now is time to take precautions before the outdoor cooking season is in full swing. The NFPA offers these basic tips for fire-safe grilling. Read more to learn about the fire safety grilling and our fire restoration services.

For gas/propane grills:

  • Check the gas tank for leaks before using it.
  • Open the lids on all gas grills before lighting the grill.

For charcoal grills:

  • Use only charcoal starter fluid to start the fire but never add it or any flammable liquids to a fire that is burning.
  • Cool coals completely before you dispose of them in a metal container.

For all grills:

  • Use propane and charcoal BBQ grills only outdoors.
  • Place the grill well away from house and deck railings. Don’t place it under leaves or branches.
  • Remove grease and fat buildup from grills and trays after each use.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill.
  • Never leave the grill unattended when in use.

Our certified technicians can help mitigate the damages to your home or contents after a fire. Before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the fire damage cleanup and restoration technicians. SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover specialize in fire and water cleanup and restoration services and repair services, helping to remediate damage for both commercial and residential customers. For more information regarding our services, click here.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call us at 301-779-3662 or 301-577-1166.

Understanding Mold Growth and Mold Remediation

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

How does mold grow in Prince George’s County?

Why SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover?

Mold is a hazardous problem indoors. If you have mold growth issues in your home, you need to remediate the issue as soon as possible. There are serious concerns related to mold being present in your home, business, or commercial building. Read more to learn how our certified professionals can help you with your mold issues.

Understanding Mold

  • Mold is present both indoors & outdoors, and it is present almost everywhere.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through doors, windows, AC/heating systems, or on your clothing and pets.
  • Mold spores love moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritation.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water and moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Mold thrives in higher-than-normal humidity. Remember to keep indoor humidity below 45%.


  • We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Our certified professionals are faster to any size disaster
  • Our certified professionals are highly trained mold remediation specialists
  • We use advanced mold remediation techniques and equipment

Call SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover

When you have water and mold issues, we are nearby and ready to help. If mold is visible, our certified technicians can inspect and assess your property to determine a plan of action. SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover is locally owned & operated. We are proud to serve our local communities. Call us at 301-779-3662 or 301-577-1166.