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If you find yourself facing any of the problem listed below, give us a call. We’ll clear up your to do list & save you time, & money so you can focus on your wish list.


Tiles & Shingles

In many areas, Spring and Summer can bring torrential amounts of rain. A few April showers can cause serious damage if your home isn’t prepared! Any loose or missing tiles/shingle should be repaired as soon as possible. It doesn’t take much water getting through to the foundation and timber underneath to cause rot and irreparable damage. You can rely on Google to commit to this DIY repair or, if the damage is more serious, call on Scene Clean for professional roof repairs.

When events such as those mentioned above occurs, expect to be contacted regularly. The more flexible you are with you schedule the faster your home with be repaired. Giving Scene Clean a spare key or the combination to your front door will allow us access when your schedule has no flexibility.


A/C Repair or Installation

Pull out the Farmer’s Almanac and check the weather predictions for your area. Summer -in the Frederick, MD area- could push triple digits this year. If you have an air conditioner that isn’t cooling as it should, it’s time to see about repairing the unit you have or having a new installation before the weather turns too hot. Climate control can be the difference between life and death so don’t ignore this important item your checklist! You won’t be sorry.


Damaged or Missing Gutters

Gutters are part of your roofing system and many of the same structural damages that can result from missing tiles can also result for missing, clogged or damaged gutters. We have a recent client who has a hole in the side of her home due to her neighbor’s carelessness! The neighbor allowed their gutters to fill up, clog up, and force damage onto the side of our client’s home (True story!).
The slightest bit of moisture that seeps into the timber or foundation can cause mildew and rot that is either extremely expensive to repair or in some cases, not repairable at all. Leaves are also a major concern with gutters so take the time to thoroughly clean your gutters at least once a year. Sound like a job you’d rather avoid? We can take care of it for you!


Loose or Damaged Siding

Siding on the home has a purpose beyond being aesthetically pleasing. It aids in protecting your home’s structure and foundation from elements that may cause serious damage to the integrity of your home. Spring & Summer storms are infamous for damaging siding. It’s important to check for any damage following a storm.
Depending on the age of your home, you might be able to simply replace damaged siding but if your home has had the same siding for decades, you just might need to replace the entire perimeter. As costly as that may seem, it is far cheaper than letting your home get condemned because of rot and mildew that could have been avoided. Scene Clean can replace your siding to match the original or install your selection from an entire line of great styles & colors.

We love the saying “Work Smarter, Not Harder.” Waiting until the height of Winter is a sure-fire way to make your life A LOT harder. Get the Summer repairs off of your to-do list while the Summer is here. Your home and your wallet will thank you.


Need expert help? When it comes to your home and/or business, Scene Clean provides affordable repairs, emergency services, or handyman repairs, and more.

Give us a call anytime. We’re here for you when you need us most. Have you already fallen victim to unexpected water damage from spring? We can fix that, too. We’re open 24/7 for emergency mold, water & other damaging disasters.
240-575-5802


5 things to know about mitigation
Life can throw some tough curve balls your way. Whether it’s related to the season, or average wear and tear, your home will experience damages at some point.
Sometimes the most simple tasks can prevent your home from flooding or setting ablaze, and sometimes damage is unavoidable.
Here’s 5 things you should know about mitigation:


Timing is Crucial

From the moment the damage occurs to when you pick up the phone, timing is everything. When it comes to a fire, mold, or water mitigation, the sooner you discover the problem and call Scene Clean, the better off you will be. Waiting to fix a problem is only going to worsen the damage. For example, waiting to have professionals dry out your walls after a pipe burst can give mold time to grow.

When events such as those mentioned above occurs, expect to be contacted regularly. The more flexible you are with you schedule the faster your home with be repaired. Giving Scene Clean a spare key or the combination to your front door will allow us access when your schedule has no flexibility.


Timelines Will Change

Speaking of time, Scene Clean is a 24/7 emergency company. Our clients and their homes are important to us. We repair homes and businesses with care just as we would with our own. With that being said, the timeline of your home project can change. Often times, we are mitigating one home when we receive an emergency call for another. Don’t worry. We’re still here for you. However, the amount of projects we have at one given time can lengthen the estimated completion date.


Don’t Push That Button!

When performing a mitigation project, we set up equipment, such as dehumidifiers, to ensure that your home is completely dried out to avoid potential mold growth. If you’re a light sleeper, the sound of a running dehumidifier can be frustrating. However, that equipment is ensuring that your home does not become vulnerable to more damage. We urge you: do not shut off the equipment unless we advise you to do so. When our system alerts us that a dehumidifier has been shut off, we will contact you to be sure everything is okay.


Yes, We’re going to Tear it Apart

From pipe bursts to sump pump failures and more, we will more than likely have to move building material to make our way to the source of the problem. Yes, that means that we will be ripping out your drywall and flooring if necessary. Luckily, Scene Clean can provide you with all of your home service needs. We’re professionals and will ensure that when your mitigation is finished, you know your repair & remodeling options! We’ll create your free repair estimate and meet with you to review it. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and we will do just that — with your vision in mind!


Professional NOT DIY

We know what you’re thinking, this is an obvious one, right? Well, not always..
We’re sure your buddy Jeff is a great guy for volunteering to help out but you should consider everything at stake.
When you choose Scene Clean, you are provided with professional workmanship & care in addition to a warranty. Jeff might save you money but in the long run, so will we.


Need expert help? When it comes to spring cleaning your home, affordable repairs, emergency services, or handyman repairs, we’ve got your back.

Give us a call anytime. We’re here for you when you need us most. Have you already fallen victim to unexpected water damage from spring? We can fix that, too. We’re open 24/7 for emergency mold, water & other damaging disasters.
240-575-5802


13 Reasons Why Janitorial Services Rock

Have you ever considered the 13 reasons you should be investing in janitorial services for your company?
At first glance, many business owners only see the price tag attached before rejecting the idea.
At Scene Clean, we offer janitorial service packages that are customized for you and your business; that means flexible costs, too! Ideally located, our janitorial services near Frederick, MD, are nearby to take care of you and your business.

Here’s 13 Reasons Why Janitorial Services ROCK:


#1 Free Time

You and your employees have enough to handle throughout the day. When the clock ticks down to the final seconds, no one wants to worry about taking out the trash, sweeping up crumbs, delegating who cleans the bathroom, or that hideous ink stain that the new guy created by the printer. Janitorial services means you can focus on the tasks at hand and leave when you’re finished. No last minute clean ups. When you hire janitorial services, you gain free time to be with your friends and family after a long day.


#2 First Impressions are Everything

When visiting an establishment, one of the first things many clients notice is the cleanliness. If you were to walk into a dirty office, how would that impact your impression of their services? Exactly. Protecting your image comes easy when you hire Scene Clean’s janitorial services.


#3 Keep Your Germs to Yourself

Ah, yes. The diligent, committed employee who never takes a day off. Every office has one of those. That means that when Janet comes in with a head-cold, you grab the Vitamin C from your desk drawer. Not anymore!

Here’s some interesting statistics about germs in the office:

    • 71% of workers believe dirty office spaces have made them ill in the past
    • There is typically 445 times more bacteria on your desk than on a toilet seat (SERIOUSLY!)
    • Properly disinfecting your desk can remove 99.9% of germs
    • 60% of office illnesses are caused by dirty office surfaces

#4 Motivation, Anyone?

Remember that fresh, new feeling when you sat down at your desk for the first time? With a clean start, you probably experienced the motivation to do your best at your new job. Imagine having that feeling (for the most part) every single day.

Here’s another statistic for you:

      • 82% of people believe they would work harder in a cleaner environment

When you invest in janitorial services, you’re gaining more productivity from your employees.


#5 Awkward Situation?

You’ve rushed to the restroom after an important meeting you couldn’t step away from. Suddenly you realize the stall you’ve picked is out of toilet paper. Luckily, a friendly co-worker brings you some. While washing your hands, you realize the soap dispenser is empty and the paper towels are nowhere to be seen. How frustrating!!
You’ve got a couple minutes so you check the supply closet to no avail.

When you hire Scene Clean for janitorial services, supplies never go out of stock. Toilet paper and paper towels are refilled as they become low, not when they are empty. Toilets are always clean. The trash is never overflowing. There’s never a need to worry when we’re on the scene.


#6 Saving Money

Bet you didn’t expect to see this on the list!
It’s true. Hiring janitorial services saves you money as well as time. Often times, the supplies you regularly order come at a higher cost than it normally would for janitorial service companies. Vendors and companies usually strike deals for supplies.
In addition, the extra money going towards employees who hit overtime to clean up at the end of the day is now going into the company.


#7 Efficiency

Chances are Ken from the tech department isn’t a carpet cleaning expert. Fortunately for you, we are!
Buying cleaning products, renting steam cleaners, etc. are only going to waste hours of your time and a decent amount of money.
Scene Clean has the skills and experience to handle tough, sticky situations. (See what we did there?)
Many of the companies we provide janitorial services for have expressed how happy they are to have us handle their office care because they know that we will do the best work every time.


#8 Take a Deep Breath

Similar to aiding in your health but this reason to get janitorial services deserves its own mention.
Employees who suffer from asthma or allergies can rejoice when we walk through the door.
Janitorial services means more than spotless bathrooms & lobbies. It can also mean cleaner air.
We go above and beyond small, every day tasks. You can also expect cleaned air ducts, leading to less suffering among those who have allergies or asthma.


#9 Exclusive Offers

There is a real advantage to choosing Scene Clean’s janitorial services and having access to special deals is one of them!
Carpet cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, and upholstery cleaning can be added to ANY janitorial package, all while keeping your budget in mind.
Spruce up the lobby furniture or revive the lunch break room’s carpet.


#10 When Things Go Wrong

Scene Clean offers emergency water, mold, fire, storm services on top of janitorial services.
Rest assured, if your company ever fell victim to an emergency situation, we would be there for you. We’re open 24/7 for emergencies.


#11 First Pick!

You’re already getting a great deal with Scene Clean’s services but you know what else you get? First pick to new offers & discounts!
From referral rewards to free lunch and more, we’ve got great deals that you’ll see first!


#12 Remodeling and Repairs

We know what you’re thinking, “Wait, there’s more?”
Yes. You don’t have to fret over the left over damage from a sewer back up, fire, or whatever chaos may come your way. You have enough to worry about already.
Scene Clean offers remodeling and handyman repairs. In fact, one of our specialties is build-back and restoration due to mold, water, storm, fire, soot, and smoke damage.


#13 Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Here’s the 13th reason why:
When you combine all of these benefits together, you’ve got the ultimate recipe for peace of mind. As a family-owned and operated business, we provide genuine care when servicing your company. When you’re happy we’re happy.


Ready for expert care? When it comes to finding professional janitorial services near Frederick, MD or Walkersville MD, Scene Clean has your back. Rest assured knowing that we can also provide affordable repairs, emergency services, & more.

Give us a call anytime. We’re here for you when you need us most. Request a free estimate online or over the phone.
240-575-5802


9 Cleaning Hacks blog (2)
Spring brings more than showers & flowers. Aside from the worries of preparing your home to ward off insects or ensuring your roof can take on the April Showers, you probably have a haunting list of Spring Cleaning to-dos.
Fortunately, Scene Clean can do the work you despise the most. From tile and grout cleaning, carpet cleaning, and hardwood floor cleaning to air duct and dryer vent cleaning, we’ve got the skills and experience to make your home shine.
For all the little things you’ve got on your list, we’ve got some advice: Work Smarter, NOT Harder!
Here’s 9 Spring cleaning life hacks to make your spring cleaning much easier.


Dryer Sheets

Don’t throw out the dryer sheet you’ve found in your clean clothes basket!
Dryer sheets have many uses throughout your home, such as:

  • Buff water spots from mirrors, bathroom/kitchen fixtures and shower doors
  • Remove the ring inside the toilet
  • Wipe baseboards clean (works like a magic eraser!)
  • Clean a scorched pan or pot
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

Clean Your Sponge

Sponges pick up a whole lot of bacteria. Don’t throw them out. Get the most out of your sponge!

Cleaning your sponge is easier than you think: pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to remove any bacteria!
Allow a couple of minutes for your sponge to cool down before removing it from the microwave.

You can also put your sponge in the dishwasher to get it nice and clean again.


Vinegar Gets Rid of Water Stains

It’s time to move beyond spraying windex on your once-shiny faucets. Grab a rag and some vinegar to finally defeat stubborn hard water stains.
Here’s how:


How to Clean Stainless Steel

Again, ditch the windex routine and designated aerosol cans because this cleaning life hack will save money and time.
Are you fresh out of rubbing alcohol? A small dab of olive oil will get the job done, too.
Check it out:


Get Rid of Garbage Disposal Odor

When life gives you lemons, clean your garbage disposal! (That is, with what’s left over after you make lemonade..)
It’s crazy simple and will promote a clean, lemon scent in your kitchen.
Cut a lemon into slices and run it through the garbage disposal. Wallah!


Toothbrushes

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Stop spending money on cleaning brushes, especially during the “spring cleaning hype.” Save money when you buy a pack of tooth brushes. They don’t need to be top dollar, name brand to get the job done. Small but powerful, a toothbrush will be your weapon of choice for tiny crevices and other hard-to-reach spots.


Remove Kitchen/Bathroom Cabinet Gunk

Speaking of toothbrushes…
All it takes to clean out that hard-to-reach, hard-to-clean gunk is 3 common household items.
Mix a solution of vegetable oil and baking soda, and then use an old toothbrush to scrub all that gunky stuff out of the corners of your cabinets.


Clean Up Glass Easily

Oh no! As you’re bringing out your Spring decor, you drop a flower vase. We all know that getting the tinier pieces of shattered glass is beyond difficult.
Here’s a hack for cleaning up broken glass: Use a slice of bread. Press it down lightly over the tiny shards of glass. Bread will pick up hard-to-see pieces that are almost impossible to sweep up. Walk barefoot without a worry in the world!


Hack to Clean a Microwave

Microwaves can get really messy very quickly. No one enjoys scrubbing their microwave. It’s tedious and can be difficult when it comes to long-time food debris.
Grab a microwave-safe bowl, pour equal amounts of water and vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl (not too much! You don’t want it to be filled to the brim) and toss in a toothpick (to prevent boiling). Set your microwave on high for 5 to 10 minutes. Allow a couple of minutes for the bowl to cool down, remove it, watch the magic happen when you easily wipe a paper towel (or that newly cleaned sponge) through the once-stubborn gunk. Voila!
Tip:

You can also add lemon to the mixture for a fresh, clean scent!


Need expert help? When it comes to spring cleaning your home, affordable repairs, emergency services, or handyman repairs, we’ve got your back.

Give us a call anytime. We’re here for you when you need us most. Have you already fallen victim to unexpected water damage from spring? We can fix that, too. We’re open 24/7 for emergency mold, water & other damaging disasters.
240-575-5802


6 Ways to prepare your home for spring
Spring brings more than showers & flowers. Aside from that haunting list of to-do’s on your spring cleaning regime, Spring brings some serious burdens that can easily be avoided.
Here’s a list of 5 important steps every home owner should consider taking this Spring:


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Keep Your Gutters & Downspouts Clean

Debris can clog your gutters; making for a disaster that can easily be avoided by a monthly cleaning. Downspouts pouring alongside your home is basically begging to cause problems. Extend the downspout at least 3 feet away from your home using a trough or water extension. Then, rest easy knowing that you took preventive measures to keep water from pooling around your foundation. No floods, just peace of mind.


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Reseal Window Edges

The ice from winter causes window sealant to crack, break, or completely fall away. Before the spring showers begin rolling in, reseal the exterior of your windows with a high-quality polymer such as caulk, silicone, or adhesive sealant tape. Otherwise, you’ll be getting some unexpected spring showers in some unexpected places!


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Replace Damaged Screens

Aside from the seemingly never-ending showers, we also tend to welcome unwanted visitors into our homes during this time of year. Insects. Spring is the time when millions of insects hatch and emerge from their winter homes and they will be looking for a place to nest. Ants, spiders, lady bugs, wasps, mosquitoes, and more begin appearing between your screen and window, and on your kitchen counters. Though there are preventive measures you can take to kill insects like ants, as you can find in this blog, other insects like bees need protection from going extinct but you can keep them out of your house safely.
Unfortunately, a torn or damaged window screen will allow insects into your home as you air out your interior, and some insects can bite or sting, potentially making you very sick. While you have the option of replacing the entire screen, you can purchase mesh screen repair kits online or at your local home-improvement store.


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Seal Off Chimney Vent

If you have a traditional fireplace, you will need to seal off your chimney. If your home doesn’t have a chimney, congrats! That’s one less thing you need to do to prep your home for Spring. Most people think closing the vent is sufficient for sealing the chimney but this still enables the cool air from the AC to escape. It also allows birds, insects, and other creatures into your home. When hot weather makes its sweep across your region you’ll want to keep your home comfortably cool without the shock of a high power bill in the mail or wildlife flying around the attic. Purchasing an inflatable chimney-sealant kit will help you mark this task off your list so you can relax sooner. This sealant kit works similar to blowing up a balloon inside your chimney. Not only will this help keep the cost of your electricity down, but it will also help keep you from needing to file an insurance claim for damage resulting from an improperly sealed chimney. Save money on the electricity bill in the spring and summer by taking this simple step.


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Seal Off Any Accesses Under Your Home

If you have unsealed accesses beneath your home, you could face a mountain of torn insulation, broken pipes, and faulty wiring when animals begin looking for a place to call “home.” We advise you to check any exterior accesses that lead to your attic as well as the crawl-space beneath your home.


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Check Exterior Roof for Damage

The last step in prepping your home for spring is also the most important: check your roof for any exterior damages. If you notice faulty shingles or other areas of concern, you need to consult Scene Clean to have the issue repaired immediately. Any roof damage will quickly develop into a huge problem when you receive April showers in undesirable places.

Spring is definitely in the air, but before it brings the day-long rainstorms and lots of baby animals, you need to get your home ready. By taking a few precautions to get your home ready for spring, you will ensure minor problems do not become huge insurance claims.


Need expert help? When it comes to spring cleaning your home, affordable repairs, emergency services, or handyman repairs, we’ve got your back.

Give us a call anytime. We’re here for you when you need us most. Have you already fallen victim to unexpected water damage from spring? We can fix that, too. We’re open 24/7 for emergency mold, water & other damaging disasters.
240-575-5802



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Owning a business means a busy schedule. You have a lot on your plate. From ordering supplies to preparing for meetings and training, the stress of much needed daily tasks is an unnecessary burden to your busy schedule. That’s where Scene Clean comes into the picture. With customizable packages, a clean office has never been so easy. In this blog, we’ll discuss the difference between steam cleaners/rentals and professional services, the packages we offer, and tips on how to avoid permanent stains when you’re in between services.


 

Steam Cleaning rentals vs Professional Cleaning

Though cleaning seems like a basic task anyone can do, there are professional janitorial services for a reason. Renting a steam cleaner simply doesn’t cut it and neither does an annual cleaning. Many businesses put their money into a once-a-year cleaning to restore their carpet to it’s original glow only to be disappointed!
As we’ve said before, cleaning effectively is a skill acquired through time, training, and experience; three things that are more cost-efficient than hiring inexperienced individuals to train for the job. Put simply, janitorial services can offer efficiency. We go beyond the “nooks and crannies” to provide you with a thoroughly clean office every time. You need more than an annual cleaning, you need the best cleaning services near Frederick, MD.

 

Why Occasional Steam Cleaning Doesn’t Work

Imagine painting a canvas with a different color once a day for 365 days. Now imagine that you tried wiping away the paint with a damp towel on day 366. If you’re lucky, you might get some of that last layer of paint up. It’s the same way with your carpet. Dirt, dust, and bacteria become compacted deep into your carpet and padding. A once-a-year cleaning isn’t going to bring your carpet to it’s original glow. Here’s why:
After a year of foot traffic on your carpet, there’s going to be quite of bit dirt packed into it.
Before any steam cleaning, you should vacuum the area that you are about to clean. However, one vacuum job isn’t going to remove all of that dirt.
Here’s what makes it worse: all the left over dirt is going to be pulled to the surface of your carpet leaving it looking just as dirty. When you’re thinking about steam clean rentals, consider spending the extra money and saving your time.

 

Janitorial Service Packages

Keeping a janitorial service on the books will keep you from running out of paper towels, dish soap, and toilet paper — things that are easy to overlook when you’re running the business. Janitorial services have an eye on your toiletries and keep you well-stocked. That’s one less thing you and your team have to worry about during the work week.
We are flexible and do our best to work with you to create a service plan that will suit you and your business.
Here are just a few options that our clients enjoy:

    Daily Janitorial Services
    Weekly Janitorial Services
    Bi-weekly Janitorial Services

 
When you’re ready to make your office fresh, clean, and a comfy home-away-from-home, we’ll create the perfect plan for you.

 

Who Benefits from Janitorial Services?

Our janitorial services are trusted across Maryland by a wide variety of businesses. Here’s a few:

    Restaurants
    Day Care Facilities
    Churches
    Medical Facilities
    Government Buildings
    Schools
    Fitness Centers
    Retail Stores
    Auto Service Centers
    Apartment Complex Facilities
    and more!

 

Need to Clean a Tough Stain in the Office?

When faced with something common like a coffee stain in your office, here’s how to clean it up quickly and efficiently before your next janitorial service:
Blot up as much of the coffee as you can. Then, mix one tablespoon of liquid dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar, and two cups of warm water. Using a clean, white cloth, sponge the stain with the mixture. Apply a little bit at a time, blotting frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears. Finally, sponge with cold water and blot dry.

 

When you’re ready to have a fresh, clean office without a hassle, call us to ask about customizing a package that’s right for you and your company.
240-575-5802
www.sceneclean.com



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Here’s what we found.

As a company who offers 24/7 Emergency Services, we’ve had the opportunity to be some of the first to assist homeowners during a crisis. It’s always difficult to assure a homeowner that they can relax when we’re on the scene but we take pride in exceeding their expectations for repairing their homes with integrity and compassion. In this blog, we’ll share recent stories of 3 homes that caught fire.


 

How Did it Happen?

Disasters seem to strike when you least expect it.. That’s why we’re here, to be your 24/7 emergency service for house fires, flooding, mold, and more. This past week we received calls from homeowners for emergency fire cleanups and restorations. Many people don’t realize how much clean up is involved after a fire. Aside from the soot and smoke damage clean up, the water damage that comes from the efforts to extinguish the flames is enough to leave homeowners with a huge mess on their hands. It’s stressful.
Luckily for these homeowners, we specialize in restoration and build-back due to fire, mold, and water damage. Here’s the 3 different scenarios that started the fires:

  • Home #1: A kerosene heater tipped over in the basement.
  • Home #2: A neighbor’s unattended bonfire at a house party caught fire to the garage which spread to our client’s home.
  • Home #3: Shed in the backyard caught fire. Cause is unknown.
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    What was the Damage?

    In our experience, house fires or property fires can cause an array of damage based on many different factors, such as how they were started and how long it took to extinguish. The amount of damage caused by a house fire is sometimes unknown until the emergency fire cleanup begins. This is where homeowners discover an enormous benefit by trusting Scene Clean: we handle everything from start to finish, cleanup to restoration, and more.

     

    Home #1

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    The kerosene furnace in the basement quickly engulfed the two bedrooms located in the basement.

    It didn’t stop there, however. Many rooms throughout the home were impacted so greatly that what started as a fire damage cleaning became a water damage, and nearly full restoration as well.

     

    Home #2

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    Your property doesn’t have to be ablaze for fire to affect your home.

    Fires can be surprising…especially when the damage comes from another home! The photo to the left depicts the home where the fire began, the one to the right is a small portion of the fire damage dealt to our client. Do you see the melted siding?

     

    Home #3

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    Fires don’t always begin in the home.

    In the picture above, you can see a shed that is burnt to a crisp. The fire began there and spread to the back porch of the home.

     

    In every home, fire prevention steps should be taken seriously. Handle flammable items carefully, store a fire extinguisher in a place that is easily accessible, check your fire alarms for low batteries often, don’t overload your wiring, avoid accumulating items that could become a fire hazard, and have your furnace checked. These are just a handful of simple ways to keep a fire disaster from happening to YOU!

    When disaster strikes, whether it be smoke & soot damage from fire, a flooded basement, mold, storm damage, or more, Scene Clean will be there for you! From fire damage clean up to restoration, we’re your all-inclusive fire, soot, & smoke damage company.
    240-575-5802
    www.sceneclean.com


    5 reasons janitorial blog


    As a business owner, you’ve got a lot on your plate. With so many executive decisions to make on a daily basis it’s easy for some important needs to be overlooked. Studies have shown that maintaining a clean environment inspires positive attitudes and increased productivity from your employees. In this blog, we’ll give you 5 big reasons your company can benefit from our Janitorial Services.


     

    Skill

    Though cleaning seems like a basic task anyone can do, there are professional janitorial services for a reason. Clean effectively is a skill acquired through time, training, and experience; three things that are more cost-efficient than hiring inexperienced individuals to train for the job. Put simply, janitorial services can offer efficiency. We go beyond the “nooks and crannies” to provide you with a thoroughly clean office every time.

     

    Time

    As a business owner, you and your staff’s time is precious. Time is money, after all, and would you rather be working toward building your business or keeping the office clean? A commercial cleaning service will accomplish the job in a fraction of the time it would take you or your team.

     

    Supply Assurance

    Keeping a janitorial service on the books also keeps you from running out of paper towels, dish soap, and toilet paper — things that are easy to overlook when you’re running the business. Janitorial services have an eye on your toiletries and keep you well-stocked. That’s one less thing you and your team have to worry about during the work week.

     

    Sanitation

    Custodial services are equipped with the knowledge, skill, and products for optimal hygiene in your workplace. You’ll have an office free of germs, respiratory hazards, and other dangers that can impact the health of your staff and clients.

     

    100% Worry FREE

    In addition to those listed above, here’s some benefits our clients have enjoyed:
    Less sick days thanks to sanitized office spaces.
    More productive staff.
    Better first impressions from visitors.
    You can take those end-of-the-day cleaning tasks off your staffs’ to-do list.
    No nooks and crannies go untouched; We take it beyond the daily desk dusting and dive into heavy-duty sanitation.

     

    When you’re ready to have a fresh, clean office without a hassle, call us to ask about customizing a package that’s right for you and your company.
    240-575-5802
    www.sceneclean.com


    A Gift for Your Sweetheart that Lasts!


    As you prepare for Valentine’s Day, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is what to get your sweetheart. Do you commemorate the classic gift-giving and purchase a box of chocolates, some roses and other trinkets that will get tossed in the trash days after? Why not make an investment that shows your affection and lasts for a long time? Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to clear a home improvement task off the list, all while surprising (and delighting) your significant other. There are many home improvement gifts you can give for Valentine’s Day that will benefit both your sweetheart, you, and your home. Here are some ideas to consider:

     


    Intimate Bedroom

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    The bedroom is one of the most intimate places for a couple. Why not consider updating or upgrading? It’s a great, long-term investment for Valentine’s Day. From re-painting the walls to the colors your love has been dreaming about or having the carpet thoroughly cleaned (or even replaced). Scene Clean will be in and out just in time for this sweet holiday. You may even consider change the lighting, installing dimmers so you can change the mood as needed. Yes. We can help you with that, too.

     

    Relaxing Shower for Two

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    Just the mention of Valentine’s Day brings visions of being pampered into many people’s minds. A warm bubble bath, a glass of their chosen drink, relaxation… Now try to imagine the ceiling just below the bathtub dripping water all over your wood floors. Water damage is sure to kill the mood. Making the right shower upgrades can pay back over time, so it’s financially and personally beneficial to a couple to invest in them. Some upgrades that will impress your partner include:

      ♥ A programmable thermostat to keep it the right temperature
      ♥ Low-flow shower heads to cut down on water use but provide the same water pressure
      ♥ Steam shower capabilities (vapor and steam generator) for extra luxury
      ♥ Additional shower heads to increase water flow when showering as a couple
      ♥ Shower benches for relaxing together under the hot water

    Acquire help from Scene Clean to ensure that your bathroom is Valentine’s Day ready.

    Expand the Closet

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    Expanding a closet is another home improvement gift that will benefit both you and your special someone. Additional storage space, whether in the closet or as dressers and cabinets, gives you more room for clothes and shoes. Consider installing custom-built shoe racks or buying additional boudoirs to make more space. Or, invest in some storage bins or trunks. This is a great way to show him or her that you care for them and their belongings.

     

    Clean Home

    Valentine’s Day should be about romance, love and spending time with one another. It should not be about having to clean the house because it’s an absolute mess. So to keep your husband or wife from obsessing, hire Scene Clean to service your home for the day so your spouse comes home to a spic and span abode. Duct, Tile & Grout, Carpet, Flooring, & other general cleaning services are available. Then you can focus on treating your loved one to a restaurant-style dinner in the comfort of your home or whatever kind of romance you want to enjoy together.

     

    Long-forgotten, Needed Repairs

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    Dinner & a movie isn’t for everyone. Some people are happy to come home to find that the leaking roof has been repaired or the whole in the family room wall has disappeared.
    Whatever you may need, Scene Clean will quickly and efficiently complete the task at hand so you can get back to planning your date.

    From all of us at Scene Clean, have a relaxing, memorable Valentine’s Day.
    240-575-5802
    www.sceneclean.com


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    Wind Damage and its Effect on Homes!


    Did You Know?

    Damage from severe thunderstorm winds account for half of all severe reports in the lower 48 states and is more common than damage from tornadoes. Wind speeds can reach up to 100 mph and can produce a damage path extending for hundreds of miles.

     


    So What is Storm Damage?

    Damaging winds are often called “straight-line” winds which are different from damages caused by tornadoes. Most of these winds come from a downdraft generated by thunderstorms. Damaging winds are classified as those exceeding 50-60 mph.

     


    Is Your Home at Risk?

    Any homes that are located in thunderstorm-prone areas throughout the world are at risk to receive damage from winds.

     


    Here’s 6 Ways to Make Your Home Storm-Resistant:

      Reinforce Garage Doors.

    • Cover Windows & Doors.
    • Secure Shingles
    • Fasten Metal Sidings & Metal Roofing
    • Remove Trees that are too Close to Your Home
    • Anchor Anything that Could Go Flying (Sheds, grills, etc.)

     

    Recently, we’ve been working on a home that received wind damage. Lucky enough, this damage is small in comparison to what could be a result from severe thunderstorms so take the tips above make your home storm-resistant.

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    Below, you will see property that has been damaged by falling siding.


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    Do You Have Home Repairs to be Made?
    Call us right now at (240) 575-5802 or Click Here to contact us!
    Thank you from our family to yours!

     

     

     


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