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Tackling Apartment Mold Remediation in California

6/6/2024 (Permalink)

Mold covering the back of a baseboard and on the exposed sheetrock with the caption: MOLD CAN HAPPEN OUT OF SIGHT Regardless of how the mold damage situation occurred, team SERVPRO can help with mold removal and remediation services. Call right away.

SERVPRO's Reliable Expert Approach to Mold Issues

Nestled along the banks of the Patuxent River, California, Maryland, is a charming community known for its scenic beauty and vibrant local life. However, like any humid area, it faces challenges with mold growth, especially in residential complexes. SERVPRO® is at the forefront of addressing these challenges, ensuring homes are safe and clean.

Mold remediation in California is a critical service for maintaining quality living conditions, particularly in dense housing areas like apartment complexes. It's not just about addressing water damage or cleaning; it's about restoring air quality to your living environment. SERVPRO's process is meticulous and tailored to tackle the unique demands of each situation.

Effective Containment

  • Sealing Off the Area: To prevent the spread of mold spores, SERVPRO professionals use physical barriers and negative air pressure.
  • Dust Suppression: This involves misting the affected areas to keep mold spores from becoming airborne.

Thorough Cleanup and Fungicide Application

  • HEPA Vacuuming: High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums capture even the most minuscule mold spores.
  • Fungicide Treatment: Applying EPA-approved fungicides kills mold at its source and prevents future growth.

Air Purification

  • Air Scrubbers: These remove contaminants and mold spores from the air, enhancing indoor air quality.
  • Dehumidifiers: By controlling humidity, SERVPRO prevents the conditions that allow mold to thrive.

Our SERVPRO team is highly trained in the latest remediation techniques, ensuring every inch of your space is thoroughly evaluated and treated. From initial inspection to final touches, we manage every detail with care and precision, using advanced technology and proven methods to guarantee a mold-free environment.

Do you need mold remediation?

For reliable mold remediation services in California, MD, trust SERVPRO of St. Mary's County. Contact us today at (410) 559-9605 or request help online to tackle your microbial growth concerns with expert care. Ensure your home or business is not only clean but also healthy with our professional mold remediation services. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.

Rely Upon SERVPRO for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Lexington Park

5/6/2024 (Permalink)

house roof on fire Trust SERVPRO for comprehensive commercial fire damage restoration in Lexington Park. Every step, every detail, managed expertly.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Lexington Park is Better with Experts

Are you aware that buildings in the U.S.A. catch fire every 88 seconds? The fires range from small to full blazes. Even relatively small fires can cause significant damage because of soot, smoke, and heat. 

Commercial fire damage restoration in a Lexington Park apartment complex is an unfamiliar process, and you must manage many details to avoid the loss of tenants. With that in mind, SERVPRO can put your mind at ease when you face a fire damage event. We provide comprehensive fire damage repair services for disasters of any magnitude. Every process and building differs, but the fire repair process often follows these steps: 

  • Assessing the damage.
  • Demolition and debris removal.
  • Water removal and drying.
  • Smoke cleanup.
  • Reconstruction.

Damage assessment

This process involves an adjuster visiting the affected property and assessing the destruction along with a professional restorer. Our SERVPRO team can examine how far the smoke and flames have penetrated the affected apartments. 

Demolition and debris removal

We can remove different kinds of debris around your property to give way for the restoration process to start. We can remove damaged materials like drywall and wood. 

Water removal and drying

After firefighters use water to extinguish the flames, it can lead to damage like mold growth. We can remove the water using portable extractors. We can use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry affected units. Water removal and drying help protect the integrity of a building’s structure. 

Smoke cleanup

As a fire burns, smoke and soot particles settle on and stick to surfaces. Restoration involves eradicating these soot residues. Our SERVPRO team understands how smoke behaves during a fire. You can trust our team to thoroughly and safely clean dangerous smoke residues from the ruined units. 


Rebuilding is usually the final step after cleanup. We can repair and replace any damaged portions of your property. It might include replacing electrical wiring, rebuilding the roof, painting, installing drywall, and installing fixtures or countertops. 

SERVPRO of St. Mary's County can make the fire damage repair process less stressful. Call us at any time at (301) 862-9500. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Storm Flood Damage Repair in California Homes Is Better with SERVPRO

5/6/2024 (Permalink)

flooded laundry room with a white brick wall SERVPRO handles storm flood damage in California with precision and expertise. From inspection to reconstruction, trust the experts.

How to Handle Storm Flood Damage in California

I have flood damage in my home following a storm. How can I restore my property to normal? A professional remediation provider can assist you in restoring your residence. 

Storm floodwater can quickly inundate your residence through the basement, roof, doors, and windows. SERVPRO understands the delicate position when dealing with storm flood damage in your California property. We provide cost-effective and comprehensive flood damage repair services. The steps for successful flood damage repair include: 

  • Inspection
  • Water extraction and drying
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Deodorization
  • Reconstruction


An extensive inspection is a crucial part of storm flood damage repair. Our SERVPRO technicians can inspect everything in your home or possible flood damage. We have the tools required to properly detect the extent of flood damage, including moisture meters, moisture sensors, and thermal imaging cameras. 

Water extraction and drying

SERVPRO’s professional team can use pumps to extract the floodwater. High humidity in a home can be as damaging as standing water. We can position air movers to deliver fast airflow to damp surfaces, increasing evaporation at the surface level. We can use dehumidifiers to blow dry, warm air into the affected areas.  

Cleaning and sanitizing 

Floodwaters have several dangerous contaminants and a lot of mud. High-dollar items like electronics can get ruined at once, even with an inch of water. A deeper flood can add damage to costlier systems like heaters and air conditioners, ducts, utilities, well systems, roofing, and the foundation. We can clean the entire area properly and sanitize it using EPA-registered disinfectants. 


We can use different deodorization methods to deal with flood damage odors. An example is dispensing solvent-based and water-based deodorizers using ULV foggers. The foggers generate tiny particles or deodorants that penetrate many areas odor particles hide. 


This stage involves repairing walls, pipes, electrical appliances, and floors, among other areas in the house. Our SERVPRO technicians can reconstruct your property to return it to its normal condition or better. We may suggest third-party specialists.

SERVPRO of St. Mary's County is a premier company that offers storm flood damage repairs. Do not hesitate to contact us at (301) 862-9500 for repairs. 

Water Damage Cleanup in California, Maryland – Call SERVPRO

3/16/2024 (Permalink)

servpro Here to Help Poster Remember, SERVPRO responds swiftly to mitigate water damage in California, MD. "Like it never even happened." Count on the experts.

SERVPRO® Provides Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration in California

Leaking or burst pipes, overflowing sinks or bathtubs, or water introduced into the home caused by storms flooding the area can quickly inundate a home and cause significant damage to porous materials. Carpets and drywall absorb moisture quickly, while hardwood floors and structures are less susceptible to water damage if the water and moisture are removed rapidly. Mold colonies can materialize in less than 24 hours with moisture and a food source readily available.

Many residents turn to SERVPRO to help them quickly remove excess water and moisture and prevent permanent water damage to their California homes' contents, floors, and structural items.

Many consumers are also installing water sensors to warn them of water leaks. These are great tools; however, many gallons of water can be introduced to a home in a few hours before the main water valve is turned off.

Our SERVPRO team can be onsite within four hours of your call, 24/7, to help you deal with the flood of water in your home. We follow an industry-approved process to deal with these situations to mitigate damage and prevent mold growth.

Our processes include:

  • Inspect and assess the damage to contents and porous materials caused by water and moisture
  • Rapidly remove standing water utilizing pumps and water extractors
  • Dry and dehumidify the space and contents utilizing dehumidifiers and air movers
  • Clean and sanitize all surfaces, including contents
  • Begin restoration of damaged structure, flooring, drywall, and porous materials

We aim to restore your home to its original condition "Like it never even happened." Be careful of slips and falls and live electrical circuits, and avoid using wet appliances, including TVs, radios and light fixtures.

Call for help with water damage restoration at SERVPRO of St. Mary's County and nearby areas for assistance. We are Here To Help® 24/7. Call (301) 862-9500.

Reliable Fire Damage Restoration for Lexington Park Residents

3/16/2024 (Permalink)

servpro fire and soot cleanup poster Foul odors, soot, and burned possessions get full treatment from SERVPRO's trained fire damage specialists. We help our Lexington Park neighbors.

Let SERVPRO Restore Your Fire-Damaged Property in Lexington Park

Lexington Park exudes a unique blend of history, culture, and community spirit. It has numerous parks, museums, gardens, landmarks, and attractions ideal for exhilarating indoor and outdoor experiences. This thriving town, situated near the scenic shores of the Patuxent River, offers a delightful array of attractions for residents and visitors. The Lincoln Memorial and the Historic St. Mary's City Visitor Center are other notable attractions in town.

While Lexington Park boasts many attractions, it faces the imminent danger of fire damage incidents. Smoke residues and other debris can destroy your building and valuable items like upholstery, drapery, floors, books, and jewelry. The effects of the fire are even worse when the disaster is not addressed professionally. Therefore, it is essential to have a reliable fire damage restorer on call to guarantee prompt action.

After a fire damage incident on your Lexington Park property, SEVRPRO® is your go-to professional for reliable restoration services. Our team consists of well-experienced technicians who respond promptly to clean, deodorize, and restore your building and make it "Like it never even happened."

Successful fire damage restoration involves a systematic approach, including assessing the extent of damage, securing the property, removing debris, and initiating the restoration process. Our technicians in Lexington Park are equipped with the expertise to navigate these challenges, ensuring a seamless restoration process that restores the safety and beauty of homes and properties.

Fire damage may leave odors, making your home uncomfortable. But there's no need to worry. SERVPRO team members are always Here To Help®. After cleaning, we perform deodorization using EPA-approved products and techniques such as thermal fogging to eliminate odors, leaving everything smelling fresh.

SERVPRO of St. Mary's County is your go-to company for fire, flood, water, and mold damage restoration. Call us at (410) 559-9605 for more inquiries and work with our friendly team.

Why we are different.

3/27/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employee in White Suit Soda Blasting Fire Damaged Wall SERVPRO tech soda Blasting a fire damaged wall.

SERVPRO of St. Mary’s and Calvert has been operating in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties since 1984. Since opening our doors we have always set ourselves apart from our competition in many different aspects but the one we take our most pride in is our experience.

Many people who enter the restoration industry only last fourteen months. Our production managers have been in the industry starting at 11 years, 13 years, 15 years, 18 years, 29 years, and 32 years with an have an extensive list of certifications. We are constantly investing in our employees with the latest training and certifications within our industry. The experience they have provides a positive outcome in almost all avenues of the job they are managing. Since the jobs run smoother, they can answer all questions the homeowner has. They understand the insurance aspects and have built relationships with many of the insurance agents in the Southern Maryland region.

 This knowledge and experience provides a better experience for our customers, insurance agents, and adjusters. Our experienced team is here to make it "Like It Never Even Happened".

The Dangers of Lithium-Ion Batteries in Southern Maryland

3/7/2023 (Permalink)

Batteries of different sizes. The Dangers of Lithium Batteries

Lithium Batteries are a power source for many day to day devices such as cell phones, laptops, toys, vapes, smoke alarms, and my other items. These batteries are known to store a lot of energy and if damaged or used improperly can cause them to catch fire. 

Some safety tips when dealing with Lithium Batteries

  • Make sure they are listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
  • Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Don't leave batteries charging overnight.
  • Use proper charging cord.
  • Do not charge on a flammable source such as furniture. 

If you are using the battery and notice any problems with it such as odor, change of shape, fluid coming out if it, smoking, increase of heat, and odd noises. Stop using the battery and device and move if to a safe place away from anything flammable and call 911. 

If you experience a fire on your home or property in St. Mary's or Calvert Counties give us a call today to make it "Like It Never Even Happened." 

Steps To Take If Your Pipes Burst In Your Home / Business

2/6/2023 (Permalink)

Hotel water damage Caution Floor is Wet

When water freezes it expands in volume by 9%. This increase in pressure can cause your pipes to break at a weak spot causing water to come rushing out the break. Important steps to follow if you ever encounter such experience are:

Step 1: Locate your main water shut off valve and turn it off to stop the flow of water. 

  • For houses on well water: if you are unable to locate your main water shut off, the other solution is to shut off your well in order to stop the water. 

Step 2: Call your most trusted restoration experts to analyze and start the restoration process to ensure no further damage, such as mold growth, occurs. 

Step 3: Call your plumber to fix your broken pipes. If you need assistance with locating a plumber SERVPRO will always guide you in the right direction. 

Do you sleep with the door open at night?

2/1/2023 (Permalink)

A closed door in a home showing the effects of stopping fire and smoke from entering. Closing the door can save your life.

When you go to bed at night, do you sleep with the door open? If you do you might want to think twice. Years of research conducted by UL's Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) have shown that simply closing your door at night could save your life if a fire is to occur. 

The research shows that a closed door is a safety barrier to buy you more time and protection from fire and smoke. The reasoning behind this is when you open a door during a fire it is giving that fire oxygen which will feed the fire and in return will cause that fire to expand. If you close the doors and windows to your home it will cut off the oxygen and contain the fire improving your chances of survival. Another benefit of closing your doors is if a fire does happen it creates a safer environment inside that room by greatly reducing entry of smoke, poisonous gasses, and temperature. 

It's extremely important for you and your family to have a plan if an emergency is to happen. Talk with your family come up with an exit plan and where to meet if a fire is to happen in your home. If you experience a fire remember SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert Counties is always here to help. 

Don't Fall for Duct Cleaning Scams in St. Mary's and Calvert Counties.

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

Duct cleanng SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert Counties Duct Cleaning.

Duct Cleaning Scammers are everywhere in St. Mary's County and Calvert County. They use a Variety of tactics to get you to fall into their trap such as cut rates, blow and go scams, and bait and switch. 

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That old phrase, "If it's too good to be true, it probably is," comes into play here. Illegitimate air duct cleaners love to outbid their competitors for offering "whole house duct cleaning" for $50 or $100. In some cases, these deals simply help them get in the door to upsell you for more work or do a quick and unthorough job before disappearing.

In other more sinister instances, particularly online, scams like these are a method to get your personal information. Never send a deposit, sign forms, or answer personal questions on the phone without verifying the air duct company as certified and insured. Real companies will not demand personal and financial data upfront.

<h2-blow-and-go-scams">Blow-and-Go Scams

This old scam has happened so many times that it's earned a nickname. Blow-and-go scams simply involve the company coming into your home, quickly vacuuming your vents, and hitting the road for the next house. Reputable experts should inspect all the various parts of your system, not just the vents themselves.

These scammers may also perform the bare minimum of work before alerting homeowners of the extensive and costly work they need to perform in addition to the base price. Be sure to research a company's name on the Better Business Bureau site and ask for recent customer testimonials to ensure the quality of the team's work.


Similar to blow-and-go, the infamous bait-and-switch adds unwanted services on top of what you already agreed to pay. While the advertised price may have looked like it included all your vents, the scammer may claim that the rate only covered a small part of the system. By the time the work is done, you're paying far more than originally expected. Always be sure to read the small print on flyers and ask cleaners to clarify their contracts before getting started.

You may encounter someone who "found mold" or "needed to apply a sealant or biocide" to your vents. While reputable contractors often offer biocides and sealants, the EPA has not registered either of these as necessary at this time. 

Always make sure that you have a full contract in writing before the work begins and report any bait-and-switch tactics to the Better Business Bureau immediately.

How do you find a reputable duct cleaner? Go to National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) which will provide you with a list of professionally certified duct cleaners in your area. SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert Counties is NADCA certified. If you wish to have your ducts cleaned give us a call today at 301-862-9500 to have one of our technicians come out and give a FREE estimate.