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Professional Cleaning Services for St. Mary's County Schools

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

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St. Mary's County Public Schools Grades K-12 began the 2020 school year with virtual learning. Since then the county has been actively working on a plan to allow students to return to in-person learning. At the end of October and early November, St. Mary's County Public Schools will begin phase 1 which includes a strict hybrid teaching plan. 

(For more information click here)

However, while public schools have not yet returned in person other private schools, day cares and colleges were able to open their doors to their students. Those schools are following strict guidelines and protocols to ensure that the staff and students are safe. 

SERVPRO of St. Mary's County would like to remind you of the variety of professional cleaning services that will offer; such as proactive cleaning, disinfecting, sanitizing and fogging. We have been helping our residences and businesses stay safe and protected during COVID-19.

With some learning facilities being open and our public schools phasing into a hybrid setting we want to make sure that we are keeping our county sanitized and safe! Call us today for all your cleaning needs and add us into your plan.

301-862-9500 

Professional Cleaning Services for Calvert County Public Schools

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Calvert County Public Schools Grades K-12 began the 2020 school year with virtual learning. Since then the county has been actively working on a plan to allow students to return to in-person learning. Starting the beginning of November, Calvert County Public Schools will begin phase 1 which includes a strict hybrid teaching plan. 

(For more information click here)

However, while public schools have not yet returned in person other private schools, day cares and colleges were able to open their doors to their students. Those schools are following strict guidelines and protocols to ensure that the staff and students are safe. 

SERVPRO of Calvert County would like to remind you of the variety of professional cleaning services that will offer; such as proactive cleaning, disinfecting, sanitizing and fogging. We have been helping our residences and businesses stay safe and protected during COVID-19.

With some learning facilities being open and our public schools phasing into a hybrid setting we want to make sure that we are keeping our county sanitized and safe! Call us today for all your cleaning needs and add us into your plan.

410-535-4733 

We Get There Faster Than The Rest

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO being the number one premier cleaning and restoration company in Southern Maryland comes with great responsibility to our customers in their time of need. Even under the highest amount of pressure and stress you will never have doubt we will be there faster to your disaster. When mother nature strikes, it is our time to shine. What separates us from the other Cleaning and Restoration companies is we are never alone. SERVPRO is a Family and when disaster strikes, we have the resources to handle any disaster no matter the size or volume. We would like to thank SERVPRO of Rockville/Silver Spring North, SERVPRO of Gaithersburg/Germantown, SERVPRO of Frederick County, SERVPRO of Washington DC, SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Loudon County who sent multiple crews to Southern Maryland when Tropical Storm Isaias struck. When YOU call SERVPRO you won’t ever be alone.

Flu Shot Vaccination in St. Mary's and Calvert Counties

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Do you typically get the flu shot every year? If not every other year, have you looked into why it is more important to getting the flu shot this year than any other year? Well here is something to think about...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever" because while the vaccination cannot protect against COVID-19, healthcare systems may be overwhelmed with the amount of flu and COVID cases that are predicted to be rising during this fall and winter.

Two key reasons for getting the flu vaccine that the CDC highlighted are that the flu vaccination has been proven to reduce the risk of the flu illness, hospitalization and death. The second reasoning being the flu vaccination will allot more time for healthcare workers and resources to focus on patients with COVID-19. 

Healthcare experts are uncertain what effects the two diseases (Influenza and COVID-19) combined may have on one. While getting the flu vaccination is not mandatory, it may be wise to take a deeper look into why you should get the flu vaccination this year. 

As always, it is important to continue to wash your hands regularly and wear you mask when in public places. Stay safe!!

Halloween Fire Safety For Your Leonardtown, MD Family

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

pumpkins and hay barrels Happy Fall!

That time of the year again where you are able to bring out your spooky, creative and characteristic side. Have you decided what you are going to be for Halloween this year? 

Halloween is the stable for the year coming to an end and a start for many for the countdown of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The best part about Halloween is that it is a time for kids to show off their favorite character and adults to bring out their inner child. 

Unfortunantely, it seems that with every Holiday there is always a risk and here today we want to highlight some of the most common Halloween fire risk that the National Fire Protection Association has documented. We want to ensure that you and your families can be cautious and safe this Halloween season.

The tradition way to light up your Jack-0-Lanter is to put an open flame candle but to eliminate the fire hazard that comes along with that, it is wiser to put a battery-operated candle or a glow stick. 

Staying away from costumes that have long pieces are fabric will help keep from your costume accidentally landing in an open flame. 

Decorations such as dried flowers, hay or cornstalks catch fire easily. It is highly recommended to keep all open flames a good distance away from decorations. 

Lastly, always have a defined, clear exit route in case of an emergency and a fire extinguisher nearby.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. 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 cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert County today at 301-862-9500 or 410-535-4733 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How To Conserve Water In Your Calvert County Home

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

rain water on cement Conserve Your Water

Conserving water can extremely useful for many things. Not only is water the second most important element we humans need, next to air but it is also very easily conserved. 

Need some cost effective, simple tips on lowering your water bill?

  • Check your toilet for leaks
  • Check your faucets and pipes for leaks
  • Put a plastic bottle filled with rocks or sand safely in your water tanks
  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn off water when you are brushing your teeth
  • Turn off water while you are shaving
  • Only do laundry with a full load
  • Only use your dishwasher when you have a full load
  • Turn off the water while you are hand-washing your dishes
  • Put a layer of mulch around your trees and plants
  • Use a broom, instead of a hose, to wash your driveway/steps
  • Capture rainwater

These simple steps will not only help YOU save money but will be beneficial to our environment. Consider these steps and take action today!

Protect Your Commercial Property From Flood Damage

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

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According to FEMA, "flooding most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere." 

A flood is when an area of land that is usually dry fills with water covering a couple inches or covering an entire building. Flooding can happen when a lake or river cannot contain the amount of water that has been put into it from excessive rain, snowmelt, waterways are blocked and various other factors. 

Floods have the ability to have serious impacts that automatically depends on the speed and level, duration, terrain and soil conditions and the property environment. Meaning flood can have a great effect on your property and it is important that if you are in a flood watch or flood warning that you take the necessary precautions.

Some precautions you may want to take are:

  • elevating critical utilities 
  • make sure your sump pump is functioning properly 
  • install a battery back-up on your sump pump
  • clear debris from your gutters and downspouts
  • move valuable items to a safe place

Small Craft Advisory In St. Mary's and Calvert Counties

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

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When checking the weather via the news or internet often times there are alerts that run through a banner on the bottom of the screen with different advisories, watches or warning or show as alerts at the top the internet screen. Often times during the spring season you see an alert for a Small Craft Advisory and here in St. Mary's and Calvert Counties we are luckily enough to have our communities surrounded by water and the education behind this advisory is important. 

According to the National Weather Service, a Small Craft Advisory is, "Sustained wind speeds or frequent gusts* of 20 to 33 knots (regionally defined**) and/or seas or waves 4 feet and greater and/or waves or seas are potentially hazardous due to wave period, steepness, or swell direction and/or waves in or near bars are hazardous to mariners due to the interaction of swell, tidal or river currents in relatively shallow water."

When a Small Craft Advisory is issued, it would be wise to avoid the water without the proper training and equipment. The Coast Guard recommends that boaters take precautions and to be prepared for whatever is thrown at them. The ocean, along with other bodies of water can be very unpredictable. Hazards can arise with little to no warning. 

Worried A Freeze Warning Might Ruin Your Plants?

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

NWS freeze warning sign National Weather Service Freeze Warning

Freeze Warnings are to alert you when there is expected to be significant and widespread freezing temperatures. According to the National Weather Service a Freeze Warning is issued in the spring at the start of growing (when it is late enough to cause damage to new plants and crops).

Have you recently planted new crops and/or plants and are worried that the upcoming Freeze Warning is going to damage them? 

Check out this tips that could help protect your plants and crops from the frost:

  • water the soil around them thoroughly the night before as wet soil holds heat better than dry soil
  • lay a bed sheet, blankets, cloths or tarp over the plants but use material to keep them from coming into contact with the crop or plant
  • Mulch can be used as a protective layer on the short plants but must be removed once danger has passed
  • 100-watt outdoor lamp can be used to protect a small tree