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Is Water Hiding Behind Your Montgomery County Home Baseboards?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

White baseboards with water damage Call us when you need restoration services SERVPRO of Bethesda / Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase / Silver Spring 301-530-7400

Dealing with water damage can be stressful for Montgomery County homeowners. Many homeowners may not recognize baseboard water damage. The signs of baseboard water damage can vary depending on the location and the amount of damage present. If you have carpeting, you may wonder if the baseboards of your home are water damaged. Call your local SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring for your water remediation and restoration needs. 

The following are several ways to spot baseboard water damage:

  • Signs of discoloration.
  • Observe water damage from walls and ceilings. If these areas have water damage, your baseboards are likely to have water damage as well.
  • The smell of the water damage can lead to the discovery of baseboard water damage.
  • Peeling paint and damaged wallpaper vendor.

How To Fix Your Baseboards

The first step to repairing your baseboards is to solve the underlying problem of the leak. You must first identify the water leak to stop further water overflow from coming into your home. After you have determined the source of the leak, you will have to clean and sanitize the baseboards and possibly replace them. 

Water damage to the structural cavities of your home can lead to pressing structural concerns. Baseboard water damage is a sign of a much more significant problem. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring is close by and ready to respond to your water damage emergency. 

Call your local SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring for your water remediation and restoration needs. Our certified technicians can assist in replacing and repairing baseboard water damage. To learn more about our water restoration and mitigation services, click here! If you are experiencing a water damage emergency, contact SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring at 301-530-7400 and 301-588-2240. We are open 24-7 and will schedule an inspection for you with one of our project managers.

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring Cleans All Messes

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

A picture containing text, sign, outdoor, street SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring certified technicians tackle specialty cleaning projects around your home or business, including air duct and HVAC cleaning, biohazard cleaning, odor removal, graffiti cleanup, and more.

Our certified technicians can cleanup and retore messes of all degrees:

HVAC/Air Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring provide air ducts and vents cleaning. If your HVAC system looks a bit dirty, you may need our services to better home air quality.

Biohazard & Crime Scene Cleanup

Whether your property needs hazmat, trauma, or crime scene cleanup, SERVPRO professionals can clean and restore your property and contents.

Document Restoration

SERVPRO professionals use vacuum freeze-drying technology to vaporize the water in affected items. Often, the process can recover most of the delicate documents. Our document restoration team has training and experience in specialties, including photo restoration services, document freeze-drying, and old document restoration.

Graffiti Cleaning and Vandalism

We can tackle broken windows and graffiti before it becomes a larger issue with more costly repairs. SERVPRO provides professional graffiti removal services, cleaning graffiti from exterior walls.

COVID-19 Cleaning

Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program is a new defense deep cleaning program. You can trust SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring to bring a higher standard of cleaning to your business or home.

Call SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring at 301-530-7400 or 301-588-2240. We are Here to Help, whether your business is in Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, or anywhere in between.

Gobble Up Fire Safety Tips This Thanksgiving

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

Table full of food Thanksgiving fire safety tips for your family & friends!

Holiday parties and family gatherings that were postponed last year due to COVID-19 concerns are great to look forward to this year. Plan this season to help ensure it is safe and fire-free for your family and friends. The number of house fires between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays peak to an average of 470 fires per day.

This season brings chilly temperatures and vibrant colors. The following are some fundamental cooking safety recommendations for homeowners to consider:

  • Never leave food unattended on a range or cooktop. Sixty-one percent of home cooking fires start on an oven or cooktop.
  • Never cook on the stovetop when you are sleepy or intoxicated.
  • When cooking, use a timer to remind yourself that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything flammable away from the stovetop. These items include potholders, wooden utensils, towels, curtains, and food wrappings.
  • If you must leave the kitchen for any time, turn off the stove.

A few fall decoration safety tips to follow:

  • Dry flowers and cornstalks should be kept away from open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters
  • Keep emergency escape routes and exits clear of decorations
  • Teach children fire safety
  • Use extreme caution when using real candles in your fall decorations

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring wish our customers & friends a safe and happy Thanksgiving! For more fire prevention and fires safety tips and information about fire damage restoration services: https://www.SERVPRObethesdapotomacmd.com/fire-damage-tips

When disaster strikes, homeowners, business owners, and major insurance companies rely on SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Source:

https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/US-Fire-Problem/Home-Cooking-Fires

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring Stand Ready to Help!

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO building Our team & equipment stand ready to help friends & customers in Montgomery County!

When you call SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring, you are calling our team of well-trained professionals and expert technicians to make it “Like it never even happened.” Our SERVPRO organization has been in business for 45 years and is managed under team Hargrove. We keep adapting to the current technology and standards in the restoration industry.

Large loss commercial adjusters and agents trust SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring with the most serious and complex damage claims. At our facility, we have two warehouses, different service vehicles, and let not forget our 18-wheelers. We are well equipped and can ensure that you will be receiving a one-of-a-kind service from us. Read on to learn more about our restoration and commercial services.

Learn more about our restoration services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • General Cleaning Services
  • COVID cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold 
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Have Questions? Call us!

Our trained technicians have served residential and commercial communities in Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, and Silver Spring for 45 years. If you need our help with water damage and fire damage restoration, call us at 301-530-7400 or 301-588-2240. We are Here to Help!

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Business Owners Must Plan for Mold Damage Remediation

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

Mold in corner of a white room SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/ Silver Spring is Here to Help!

Our certified technicians are trained in mold remediation. Mold in your business is a serious matter!

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring Addresses and Repairs Mold Damage

When mold is visible in your commercial building, you should take steps to correct the problem as soon as possible. Mold spreads fast, a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a significant problem. Signs of mold can include a musty smell, patches, discoloration, and leaks. It takes more than self-remediation to fix mold damages in your Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, and Silver Spring home. 

Infestation causing pitting and other physical deterioration in materials should address the remnants of mold growth. In extreme cases, the materials lose their integrity, entirely necessitating replacement. SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring handle both teardown and material repairs. The location of the mold is one of the factors our mold specialists use to determine the best approach.

The following are three categories for mold remediation: 

  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Attic mold removal

Mold is almost present everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold spores are microscopic, and are floating in the air, and may intrude on your property. Our certified SERVPRO technicians use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold from spreading. 

Our SERVPRO certified technicians will work around the clock to set up the equipment necessary for remediation. By setting up containment chambers, we can limit the amount of debris spreading to other areas on your commercial property. After removing the moldy debris and affected contents, we will apply antimicrobial agents to eliminate further growth.

We are mold restoration experts at SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring. We have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property effectively and quickly. You can trust us to clean up and restore your property “Like it never even happened.”

You can learn more about our mold restoration process here.

Give us a call today at 301-530-7400 or 301-588-2240!

Advantages of a Pack-out When a Flood Occurs in Your Montgomery County Home

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the #1 Leader in the restoration and cleanup industry

Flooding in your home is not the most favorable experience. Heavy rains cause serious damage and can cause water intrusion onto your property. If your home is affected by flooding, the structure of your home and your furnishing can be at severe risk. Montgomery County residents can improve their odds for a successful restoration by taking advantage of our pack-out and move-out services. 

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including the following:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When the restoration process is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Pack-Out During Water Mitigation Restoration

When you have a disaster, one of the first things we do is send a team to sort and box your belongings. Our pack-out service is the process when we move out a customer’s contents to a secured location in our warehouse. We handle your items and furnishing with detail and care to avoid breakage and maintain a proper inventory of the contents. To ensure that everything is accounted for, we scan and catalog every item into our system before placing them in labeled boxes. 

We Restore and Clean Your Belongings

Our certified technicians use a range of cleaning techniques and proprietary products to restore your belongings as close as we can to their original condition. At our warehouse, our facility is equipped with an ozone chamber to eliminate any lingering odors. Textiles we work with include clothes, linens, and stuffed animals.

Fall Fire Safety Tips for Your Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, and Silver Spring Home

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Inside of a home after fire damages Don’t try it on your own. Trust SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring to respond quickly to your fire damage!

You Need SERVPRO’s Certified Technicians Against Fire Damage in Your Montgomery County Home for Best Results

Plan ahead this fall season to help ensure it is safe from potential fire hazards. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and injuries. You may ask yourself what is the leading cause of fires in a kitchen, and it is unattended cooking fires. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when you are using the stove. 

  • Stay alert and in the kitchen when you are broiling, boiling, frying, and grilling foods
  • Keep any flammable items away from the fire, including wooden utensils, food packaging, hand towels, and or oven mitts
  • Remember to use a timer to remind you that you are cooking food.

Fire Pit & Grilling Safety

When you are doing outdoor cooking activities, consider the following to keep it a fun but safe time for all your family members:

  • Always have a fire extinguisher or water source nearby.
  • Never leave the fire unattended.
  • Keep all loved ones at least 3 feet away from the fire, including children and pets.
  • Make sure ahead of time that the wind conditions are not severe. Wind can make it hard to light a fire and can blow the fire to surrounding structures.

What Should I Do If The Unfortunate Happens? 

No matter the cause of the fire damage in your Montgomery County home, it all requires urgency. To lessen damages to your property, call SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring as quickly as possible. Before the fire department leaves, make sure to find out whether your home is structurally sound and safe for entering. If it is not safe for you to enter, call us and make arrangements for fire restoration services. 

What Happens During The Restoration Process?

All fire damage events are a little different and require a different solution. However, the general process of fire restoration stays the same. SERVPRO certified technicians organize efforts as follows:

  • Board up missing windows, walls, and place tarp on damaged roofs
  • Remove remaining water and complete the drying process
  • Remove smoke and soot from all surfaces 
  • Clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire
  • Replace drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or major reconstruction repairs


When a fire leaves a mark on your property and personal items, contact SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring at 301-530-7400 or 301-588-2240. Certified technicians have both the equipment and experience to make it “Like it never even happened.”

How Can I Prevent Water Damage in Montgomery County?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

Water mitigation equipment set up in clients room When you need reliable water mitigation services call SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring.

No Matter the Cause For Your Water Issue, SERVPRO Certified Technicians can Provide Water Mitigation to Lessen Damages to Your Montgomery County Property.

Water intrusion is never a pleasant experience for a homeowner, manager, and tenants. It is crucial to be proactive so that your Montgomery County property can return to its original state as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring staff have the experience and certifications to help lessen the overall damage, resulting in a less financial hit. 

Preventing Floods and Leaks 

Our water mitigation team in Montgomery County can help you prevent damages from floods or leaks. The worst thing about water damage is that it can happen at any given moment. Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of water damage. Potential Scenarios that lead to water damage include the following:

  • Roof Leaks
  • Severe storm weather
  • Washing machine water supply line leak
  • Cracks in foundation
  • Fail sump pump 
  • Moisture behind walls 
  • Leak and broken plumbing
  • Toilet clogs 
  • Condensation from AC and more


SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring are ready to respond immediately to your water, fire, mold, and storm damages. After you call us, we immediately start extracting water and help keep moisture from traveling to other areas. We have an on-call team available 24/7 for emergency services. Call us at 301-530-7400 or 301-588-1166.

What should you expect when you call SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

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We are on call and provide 24/7/365 emergency services.

SERVPRO of Bethesda / Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase / Silver Spring provide our local communities with disaster response and emergency services. We respond quickly to our Montgomery County residents to facilitate an efficient cleanup and restoration. When you call our 301-530-7400 or 301-588-2240 numbers, you can expect to hear back within a few minutes. During the call with one of our fantastic office staff, we will begin to assess your situation, dispatch a project manager to your location, and begin to inspect and address your damages. 

Reducing recovery time and costs

Upon the project manager's arrival, you can expect a call notifying you that our team is on their way to help. The project manager will either inspect or start the mitigation process immediately. Beginning the restoration process, we will reduce damages and overall costs to the insurance company.

Property walkthrough 

Once our certified technicians have completed the walkthrough, they will determine the best approach moving forward. SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring technicians will provide you a plan to make you aware of the next steps. Our team's quick 24-hour response will allow us to begin mitigation as soon as possible to prevent any further damage before we start work on necessary repairs.

Get a quick quote for your business or home repair from an IICRC certified company. Contact SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring at 301-530-7400 or 301-588-2240. Our phone lines are available 24/7, all 365 days a year. 

Flash Floods In Montgomery County - What to do?

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

Basement affected by Flooding SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO Chevy Chase/Silver Spring specializes in Fire and Smoke Restoration - contact us at 301-530-7400.

A few weeks ago, the Montgomery County area was hit by intense storms and flash flood warnings. Have you ever wondered if your home or business is safe in the event of a flash flood? You may believe that a flood will not affect your property, yet everyone is in a flood zone regardless of where they reside. 

Tips for when storms and flash floods are in our area:

  • Stay on high grounds! Stay away from low areas where water from a storm can accumulate.
  • If you have to evacuate, remember to pack all of your essentials, including your insurance policy, your insurance company contact information, toiletries, and emergency fund.
  • For emergency, information updates check your local news.

Preventative steps to take:

Install a rubber roof underlayment - if you are replacing your roof. A rubber roof underlayment is a great preventive step to have in the event of severe weather. A rubber roof underlayment installed can prevent leaks and water from coming inside your property.

Keep it clean - make sure your gutters and drains are cleaned out regularly. Remove all debris, including leaves, twigs, and branches, to keep them from clogging and overflowing into your property.

Keep a battery-powered sump pump - to pump water out of your property. In the event of a power outage, a sump pump running on electricity will not work. If you have a battery-powered sump pump, you will not run into that issue, ridding your home of excess water.

If your property is affected by a flood, you should contact our certified technicians at SERVPRO to restore the water damage. Do not let water damage take control of your daily routine. We are about our local communities, and we care about you. SERVPRO of Bethesda / Potomac and SERVPRO Chevy Chase / Silver Spring provide a quick and efficient response. If you have questions regarding fire or water restoration and what we do, call us SERVPRO of Bethesda / Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase / Silver Spring 301-530-7400.