Recent Cleaning Posts

Give Your Customers, Patrons a Higher Level of Clean!

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned table tents Give your customers the high level of clean they expect. SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney can help!

Businesses small and large in Maryland now have the green light to operate at full capacity; while that is great news for all, business owners and patrons are encouraged to continue to take safety measures and common sense when among large gatherings.

State officials eased most of the remaining restrictions on public gatherings and commerce in mid-May, ending the Covid-19 pandemic that upended most everyday life since March 2020. Businesses such as hair salons, boutique shops and restaurants can return to 100 percent capacity, both indoors and out. Even entertainment & arts venues, conventions and other indoor places such as gyms and houses of worship, can now take place at full capacity, as can professional sports venues including baseball parks.

Owners and property managers of business shops and larger facilities may consider a professional, deep sanitization before welcoming back your customers and patrons. Our latest program —Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned — is a defensive cleaning program that gives your business a way forward by providing your employees & customers ongoing safety and assuredness. Our proactive viral pathogen cleaning program will help your business meet a higher standard of clean.

Call SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney today at 301-340-1313 to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you; our SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney team is here to help!

Make Your Business, School & Home Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO clean decal in school hallway SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney is here to help you feel safe and secure during the pandemic!

As more and more businesses and corporate America, as well as schools and other institutions reopen, it's more important than ever to make sure your places of work and business are certified clean to protect you and your patrons.

Even places like hair salons and barbershops have been accommodating more customers, still following strict protocol. 

Here at SERVPRO® of Rockville-Olney and SERVPRO® of Silver Spring North, our technician teams have been called by numerous business owners, community leaders and residents to clean, disinfect and sanitize their homes and facilities.

Our experienced teams at SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney and SERVPRO of Silver Spring North continue to offer proactive cleaning services, including the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive pathogen cleaning program, carefully following both CDC and local guidelines, to the many businesses and residences in Montgomery County, Maryland and surrounding areas. 

We offer proactive cleaning services to the following (but not limited to): 

* SCHOOL FACILITIES AND CHILDCARE/DAYCARE CENTERS

* ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES

* LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES (HAIR AND NAIL SALONS, RESTAURANTS)

* CHURCHES

* ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES (MOVIE THEATERS)

* GROCERY STORES

* HOMES

* WAREHOUSES AND MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

To learn more about our specialized cleaning services, including the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive pathogen cleaning program, call us today at 301-340-1313. We're here to help!

Let us help you get back to business!

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned tent signs on table These signs give your customers confidence that your place of business offers a clean & safe environment.

As more and more Americans get vaccinated against Covid-19, and our as our communities reopen, we’re all on our way toward a new kind of normal. And as larger gatherings are now permitted, staying safe and well continues to be 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.

SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney and SERVPRO of Silver Spring North have seen a huge spike in local businesses large & small reaching out to us to get their properties cleaned and sanitized.

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 – Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

As the top choice in fire & water 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, 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.

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.

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 Rockville-Olney & Silver Spring North today at 301-340-1313.

Certified Covid Cleaning by SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney: A higher standard of clean

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

Decal with words Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned When a structure is sanitized and disinfected as part of the CSC program, a window decal shield will be left at the structure.

We have lived in unprecedented times since March 2020, when the outbreak of the Coronavirus hit the world, and Montgomery County, Maryland is no exception. Since last May, SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney -- part of a leading national company that provides fire & water cleanup and restoration, as well as mold & biohazard remediation – kicked off a certified cleaning program designed to provide communities with a way to know that a structure has been cleaned, sanitized and disinfected to minimize harmful pathogens.  

The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program allows business and company locations to address the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a level of clean that goes beyond janitorial and carpet cleaning. It is “proactive viral pathogen cleaning.” When businesses choose SERVPRO, their employees, customers and community can rest assured they’ve selected a higher standard of clean -- Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC).  

At SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney and Silver Spring North, as well as our other recently-acquired SERVPRO of Laurel and SERVPRO of Greenbelt NE/Beltsville E franchises, we have been quite busy with our disinfecting service as businesses small & large are bringing back their workforce. Our crews use special equipment to provide this Covid cleaning; equipment such as the Electrostatic Disinfectant Spray, for example, and fogging  devices are effective in covering even those harder-to-reach spots around offices and work environments. Our goal: to help keep our communities safe and protected during this pandemic.  

How would you know if a business has had a SERVPRO-certified cleaning? If a structure is sanitized and disinfected as part of the CSC program, a window decal shield will be left at the structure, as well as a separate window decal that is dated by our crews to let everyone know when it was last sanitized and disinfected.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean. Being open for business is just the beginning of our new journey forward. Employees may be hesitant to return to work, and customers may wonder whether the businesses they patron are safe. Our CSC program will give patrons and employees peace of mind that the space has been protected by SERVPRO, an authority on what it means to be clean.

Businesses & companies preparing to reopen their doors are encouraged to reach out to us 24/7, as we are happy to discuss the 3 C’s: Consult, Clean and Certify. We can create a custom cleaning plan for the business or property owner, followed by our best-in-class cleaning and disinfecting services, and finishing with a certification they can share with their patrons and staff. Rest assured all our crew members and products adhere to Centers for Disease Control and local cleaning guidelines. 

Contact us today at 301-340-1313. We are locally-owned and operating for 41 years, and always open & ready to help!  

Cleaning Services for Schools, Daycares, and Other Facilities

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

Girl running down hallway Let's keep students, teachers and faculty together!

Montgomery County, MD schools for students grades K-12 will not be physically re-opening until at least the start of the second semester, which is February 1, 2021. In November, the county will release their plan for the second semester.

However, daycares, Montessori schools, and colleges can open their doors for students. While colleges are offering students many online courses, quite a few colleges are still offering hybrid or in-person courses. Many preschools and Montessori schools are also welcoming students back. Additionally, daycare centers have been allowed to re-opened. Other classes, offered by fitness and dance studios for example, are beginning to offer classes once again, all following strict protocol of course.

(See https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/reopening/requirements/childcare.html

for more information)

SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney and Silver Spring North are offering a variety of cleaning services, including fogging, electrostatic disinfectant spraying, and proactive cleaning. We have been helping businesses and residences stay safe and protected throughout this COVID-19 crisis. We’d like to remind you of the services we can provide to your school, classroom, studio, etc. to keep it disinfected and clean! We have been helping various schools in the area, whether it’s a proactive cleaning, fogging, or by disinfecting cafeterias, gymnasiums, classrooms, including computers, cubbies, walls, chairs, etc.

Our services can be recurring too! Get scheduled for a one-time cleaning, or make services recurring.

If you’d like to learn more about our services, to schedule a cleaning, or for a quote, call us at 301-340-1313 today!

Clean Dryer Vents

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

34% of home fires are caused by failure to clean the vent in a dryer. A lint fire is a dangerous possibility. To avoid the hazard on lint buildup, occasionally pull out the vent and clean. Thoroughly dry the lint screen with a clean towel. You can also use a vacuum to clean the lint trap filter. SERVPRO® of Rockville/Olney can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup.

National Fire Protection Agency gives us advice on how to keep your vents clean. Clean the lint filter before and after each load. It is vital to clean your dryer vents every so often to ensure your safety.

Here are some signs that your dryer vent may need to be cleaned:

  • Drying times are taking longer.
  • Your dryer is getting hot when you’re using it and your clothes are being damaged.
  • You can’t see any steam or head any noise outside your house at the wall vent when you run the dryer.

SERVPRO wants to make sure you are taking the right precautions to avoid a house fire. If you do experience a fire caused by your dyer or any other appliances in your home call us today! 

Duct Cleaning

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Dust, pet dander, and other containments from everyday living are circulated through your ducts and can decrease the efficiency of your HVAC heating and cooling system causing it to work much harder. Keeping the ductwork clean can extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which saves you money.

Duct Cleaning Can:

  • Remediate Bacteria, Fungi and Mold
  • Reduce Potential for Mold Growth
  • Restore Peak Energy Efficiency
  • Eliminate Offensive Odors

Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor
indoor air quality, keeping your ductwork clean should be a high priority. In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention. Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold and irritating dust throughout your building or home. These Contaminants from day to day living are sucked into your HVAC system and recirculated throughout your home over and over. This causes a buildup over time inside the ductwork. This buildup can cause problems for people with asthma and other respiratory health conditions, auto immune disorders, and environmental allergies. 

The EPA’s website states: “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.” Cleaning your ducts can sweep away years of dust and dirt, helping to reduce potential for damage and health risks.

In some circumstances, such as after a fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. This includes certain odors as well. In these cases a Duct Cleaning Professional can often restore the ductwork to pre-damage condition. It is also recommended that you have the ductwork cleaned after buying a home or after a renovation.  Just like carpet cleaning, having your ductwork cleaned should be part of your home maintenance routine. 

Call us today to schedule your duct cleaning! 301-340-1313