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Your Chesapeake home is your largest investment, what happens when disaster hits?

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Chesapeake home is your largest investment, what happens when disaster hits? SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North 757-465-9700

Your home is more than likely the biggest investment that you will ever make and one that holds a lifetime of memories.

What happens if you wake up to see 2 inches of water in your kitchen?  What would you do?  Do you know who you would call?

We are SERVPRO® of Chesapeake and we have been serving homeowners and businesses like you since 1967.  

As a leader in the field of water damage repair and restoration, our crews are trained to help you when disaster strikes, to help walk you through the drying process and help to make it #LikeItNeverEvenHappened.

If disaster strikes your home, be sure to remember to call SERVPRO® of Chesapeake at 757-465-9700

#SERVPRO8233 #NoWorries #SERVPRO

What our customers are saying about us and our service

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

General What our customers are saying about us and our service SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North 757-465-9700

We care about our customers and work hard to help ease their stress in a difficult situation.  

We love it even more when they leave testimonials of how we helped make it #LikeItNeverEvenHappened

If water or fire damage, bio-hazard or vandalism damage should ever strike your home or business, be sure to call SERVPRO® of Chesapeake at 757-465-9700. #SERVPRO8233

Chesapeake Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Chesapeake Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

It is very important to follow our safety tips if you suspect mold to be in your home or business.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home or office.

When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home or office.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Chesapeake for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Chesapeake specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.

Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – [757-465-9700]

When Storms or Floods Hit Chesapeake, SERVPRO is ready!

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Chesapeake specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Chesapeake,  we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams.  Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today [757-465-9700]

Thunderstorm Safety in Chesapeake, VA

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Community Thunderstorm Safety in Chesapeake, VA Are You Ready Chesapeake, VA?

It is important to be prepared for thunderstorms and severe weather. 

A thunderstorm is considered severe if it has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour or produces hail at least 1" in diameter.

Do you know the difference between a Thunderstorm watch and a warning?  WATCH out, severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch Chesapeake area.  Be WARNED, severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar.

The American Red Cross tells us how to prepare for thunderstorms and suggests getting trained in first aid and to put together an emergency preparedness kit.

When damage strikes, you can be ruined or You Can Be Ready. Visit Emergency Ready Plan, Username: ERP@Chesapeake.com Password:Ready to see how.

At SERVPRO® of Chesapeake, we are "Always Ready to Help".

Faster to your Chesapeake Water Damage Emergency

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Chesapeake Water Damage Emergency SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North provides 24 hour fire and water damage restsoration service in Chesapeake

SERVPRO® of Chesapeake is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 757-465-9700

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO® of Chesapeake has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO® Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO® of Chesapeake

SERVPRO® of Chesapeake specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet Our Crew

Certifications

  • CMR - Council-certified Microbial Remediator
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • VSMR - Ventilation System Mold Remediators
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • ASCS - Air Systems Cleaning Specialist
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician

Dryer Vent Safety Facts

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Dryer Vent Safety Facts SERVPRO® of Chesapeake will clean your dryer vent system

Dryer Vent Safety Facts


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission (CPSC) estimates that 15,500 fires associated with clothes dryers occur annually.  These fires account for an average of 10 deaths, 310 injuries, & more than $84 million in property damage annually.



  • Mold Risk


A full load of wet clothes placed in a dryer contains about one-half gallon water



  • Safety First


If your clothes dryer takes longer than one cycle to dry clothing, you may have a fire hazard in your dryer that requires a cleaning. 



  • Higher Energy Costs


The clothes dryer is one of the most expensive appliances to operate.  A dirty vent line can drastically increase the dryer run-time, resulting in higher energy costs.



  • Clean the Vents


By cleaning the vent, you reduce the risk of mold and fire hazard.   


Clogged Dryer Vent Sparked Fire that Displaced 9 People


 


 

Fact or Fiction-Common Causes of House Fires

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

General Fact or Fiction-Common Causes of House Fires Fact or Fiction_Common Causes of House Fires

In an episode of SaveOnEnergy.com's Fact or Fiction,  they explore common causes of house fires in the United States. 

SaveOnEnergy.com took a  poll that reveals most people believe the primary reason for house fires begins with cooking mishaps.

Several of their respondents chose electrical failures or candles as primary reasons for house fires.

What do you think comes in first place? Visit Fact or Fiction-Common Causes of House Fires

How Can SERVPRO Restore Soft Contents?

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning How Can SERVPRO Restore Soft Contents? Technology to help restore your treasures and valuables

We recently took on a new department, and it is TEXTILE CLEANING & RESTORATION.


What does this mean for you? No more subcontracting out textiles, we are now your one stop shop! We are now the home to the Esporta Wash System.  We provide full service Textile Cleaning & Restoration.


Esporta’s proprietary technology is the most effective washing system available today. Types of damages we can restore are contaminated water & sewage, heavy smoke & soot, mold, and bio waste contaminated goods. We restore what used to be considered “non restorable.” With the Esporta System we can restore, leather goods of all kinds, household items of all kinds, sports equipment, and specialty items like pillows, stuffed animals, purses, shoes and so much more. To give you an idea of just how amazing this system is, laboratory testing has verified that the Esporta Wash System can restore to Food Grade Clean by removing 99% of contaminants. By utilizing the Esporta Wash System we provide you with a simpler and faster claim settlement process in addition to restoring soft goods. Our cleaning technicians are Esporta trained and certified.

 Textile Cleaning & Restoration. . . See How We Do Ity

What Should Be Cleaned & Restored vs. Replaced

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning What Should Be Cleaned & Restored vs. Replaced Clean and Restore vs. Replace (Photo: Shutterstock)

Our friendly insurance adjusters at National Underwriter Property & Casualty say when determining whether soft-surface-content items such as fabric and carpet should be remediated or discarded, can be difficult to determine.


SERVPRO of Chesapeake works directly with your insurance adjuster,  as the restoration contractor.  We are able to classify the indoor space that has been affected by a water loss into zones based on the amount of water damage.  These zones are determined based, for example on areas of the structure that were not affected by the water loss or those directly affected by the water loss.  


After the classification, cost effective remediation methods are tailored to the expected condition of the items in each conditional area.


This process helps to determine the amount of aggressive cleaning needed, thus helping to keep the costs at a minimum.  Read More: Determining the fate of soft-surface items


SERVPRO of Chesapeake North offers Lunch & Learns to Insurance Adjusters to show them how we are able to restore soft content items (Textile Restoration) with our Esporta® Wash System.  This technology not only saves the insurance company money, but it also helps to prevent filling up landfills with chemicals & man-made fibers.  How it's Done