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Bring Safety to one of your most valuable assets. Your Business & Your Employees helping bring safety to families.

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Here To Help Here To Help 24/7

In these times of stress and uncertainty, the best way to combat the threat of COVID-19 is preparation. When it comes to disinfection and sanitization, SERVPRO of Chesapeake North cleanup practices follow CDC guidelines and use EPA-approved products. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants. We’re here to help you protect your business and your employees– 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities, we all call home. Here to Help. Stay safe.

SERVPRO's Advanced Technology & Techniques

3/15/2020 (Permalink)

Franchise professionals loading up the SERVPRO van for a call. We use specialized and industry leading equipment to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Chesapeake North provides a variety of specialized services to the Chesapeake area. Our franchise professionals are certified through The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This allows us to provide peace of mind to our customers because they are able to trust that our franchise professionals are properly trained on how to properly and successfully use the equipment for restoration and cleaning. 

We use specialized and industry leading equipment to make it, “Like it never even happened.” Our moisture detection and measurement equipment allows us to detect, measure and monitor a properties moisture levels.  If water is in your home we have state of the art water extraction equipment that speeds the drying process by getting the water out of your home. Our industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are used to remove any remaining moisture from you home and prevents warping of your floors, walls and/or ceilings.


Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process. We also use OSHA-approved cleaning agents to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants from your home.

Is Mold Making You Sick?

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Home full of mold In normal amounts, environmental mold does not pose a serious health risk to healthy people with functioning immune systems

Mold is a type of fungus that is essentially everywhere and in normal amounts, environmental mold does not pose a serious health risk to healthy people with functioning immune systems. Toxic mold can cause serious health effects because of its ability to release mycotoxins.

If you suspect that you are suffering from mycotoxicosis it is important to contact a health care professional right away!


If you find mold in your home you can contact the franchise professionals at SERVPRO Chesapeake North will be able to inspect and assess your property and if there is an indication of mold, our franchise professionals have the training, equipment and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Spring Storms

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Storm cloud and lightning. “In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” - Mark Twain

Spring storms can be unpredictable. In the spring there are days in which we are closer to summer and other days where it snows! The changing weather during the spring can cause potential hazards that can be hard to predict/plan for since the weather can change rapidly, leading to the experience of many seasons in the same day! Mark Twain once said, “In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” 

Thunderstorms pose the most serious weather related threat during the spring. Thunderstorms develop when warm moist air collides with cool, dry air.  Some of the dangers associated with severe thunderstorms include lightning, tornadoes, and flooding. Although the weather in the spring can change so quickly there are something you can do in order to prepare. Having a first aid kit and an emergency evacuation/shelter plan as well as keeping a 3-5 day supply of water and non perishable food are all measures that can be taken to prepare for the potential of severe weather in the spring.


If your home or business experiences storm damage this spring, we are Here to help! Our Disaster Recovery Team is ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to any disasters that may strike in any season.

How to Prevent/Minimize Water Damage in the Spring

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Storm with rainbow Here are some steps you can take to prepare your home ahead of the spring-thaw months to prevent common causes of water damage.

There is no way for a homeowner to completely prevent all water damage under every circumstance however there are steps you can take to prepare your home ahead of the spring-thaw months to prevent common causes of water damage. 

  • Read and understand your homeowner’s insurance 
  • Avoid storing valuable items in your basement.
  • Install a basement pump or a water alarm 
  • Remove debris from window wells, gutters & downspouts
  • Check for and repair leaks around doors and windows
  • Inspect your foundation for cracks and repair any that you find to prevent water seepage
  • Trim any trees or bushes away from your home
  • Keep your roof in good shape, be sure to make regular repairs to prevent water leaks.  

If your home/business experiences water damage, our franchise professionals are on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Holiday Fire Safety

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

Right shows a dry tree on fire, left shows a hydrated tree not on fire. SERVPRO of Chesapeake North is always Here to help. Check out these tips on preventing fires this holiday season.

Did you know that Christmas trees are the culprit for hundreds of house fires every year? If you use a live tree in your home for the holidays, it is important to keep it well watered and hydrated. A dry tree can catch flames in just SECONDS if it comes into contact with an open flame or other ignition source such as a candle or an electrical short.

Be sure to review the manufacturer's safety information included with any electrical decorations to avoid an overload that can cause an electrical short. 

Keep burning candled at least 12 inches from anything that is flammable such a curtains, trees paper, or wooden objects. 

Make sure your Christmas tree is at least 3 feet away from any heat source including fireplaces, candles, radiators or heat vents. 1 in every 4 winter fires is caused from a tree being too close to a heat source!


SERVPRO Chesapeake North wants you, your family, and your property to stay safe.  If you do experience a fire or water damage during the holidays, or any time of the year, our franchise professionals can make it “Like it never even happened.” Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are Here to Help.

Preparing Your Business for the Holidays

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Servpro franchise professional speaking with business owner Check out these quick tips on keeping your commercial property free from damage this holiday season.

During the holiday season, many businesses like to decorate their stores to advertise for holiday sales and to create a warm and inviting environment for their customers. When decorating your business for the holidays it is important to keep these things in mind to prevent any damages or loss to your business during the holiday season.

Choose your decorations wisely; many holiday decorations such as paper, Christmas trees and holiday wreaths are flammable. If you are using these to decorate your business space for the holidays, make sure that they are at least 3 feet away from any heat or ignition source.

Choose where you place your decorations or holiday displays so that they do not block any exits including emergency exits and make sure that they are not intrusive to the isles/walkways.

SERVPRO Chesapeake North wants you, and your business to stay safe. If you do experience a fire or water damage during the holidays, or any time of the year, our franchise professionals can make it “Like it never even happened.” Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are Here to Help.

Staying Warm & Safe This Winter!

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Space heater in home. Did you know that space heaters account for 86% of fire related heating deaths?

With winter weather approaching, it is important that we keep ourselves and our families warm during the winter months. We here at SERVPRO Chesapeake North want you, and your home or business to be prepared to safely heat your home or business. 

Never heat your home or business with a gas top stove or oven. In addition to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, leaving an unattended stove can cause a fire.

Observe and implement all manufacturer warnings and instructions when using space heaters. Most home heating fire deaths (86%) involved stationary or portable space heaters. 

Make sure that all heating equipment especially chimneys are cleaned regularly and inspected prior to use. 

Keep heating equipment away from flammable materials such as furniture, clothing, bedding paper materials and other holiday decorations such as Christmas trees. 

Almost half of all heating equipment related home fires occur in December, January, and February - So now is the time to clean, inspect and test all heating equipment to ensure that it is functioning properly. 


SERVPRO Chesapeake North wants you, and your business to stay safe.  If you do experience a fire or water damage during the holidays, or any time of the year, our franchise professionals can make it “Like it never even happened.” Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are Here to Help.

Winter Storm Preparedness

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Frozen water pipe SERVPRO Chesapeake North is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to clean any winter storm damage.

With winter weather approaching and the likelihood for severe winter storms increasing, we here at SERVPRO Chesapeake North want you, and your home or business to be prepared ahead of the storm.

Frozen pipes that burst can cause catastrophic damage to any home, business or apartment complex. To prevent pipes from bursting there are several preventive measures that can be followed:

Drip your faucets! Even a small trickle of water moving through the pipes can prevent them from freezing.

Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.

Keep garage doors and other doors that lead to the outside closed to prevent the influx of cold air. 

If you will be leaving your home during the cold weather make sure that you leave the heat on in your home (55 °F or higher)

If you experience bursting or leaking pipes this winter, we here at SERVPRO are Here to Help. Our franchise professionals are on standby 24 hours a day 365 days a year. We offer emergency water extraction, electronic drying, document drying and restoration, as well as mold prevention and mitigation.

Billion Dollar Disasters.

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Snow on residential home Don't let a winter storm cost you!

Since the year 1980 ten winter storms have caused over $2 billion of damage in the United States. Winter storms have the potential to produce strong winds, drop feet of snow on homes and businesses and the weight of ice from freezing rain can cause damage to power lines and trees. In addition the damage caused from the storm itself there is the aftermath of when all of the snow melts; a quick increase in temperate or heavy rain can set the stage for catastrophic flooding. For us here on the east coast we have face another winter storm hazard in the form of coastal flooding. Strong winds in combination with the high tide can overcome the coastline causing beach erosion and major damage to homes and businesses.

With winter weather approaching and the chance for severe winter storms increasing it is important to be prepared.

Keeping gutters clear of leaves and debris will allow water to move more freely and will help with drainage from your roof when snow begins to melt.

Keep your pipes warm to avoid them freezing and bursting. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes. If you have a cold basement/crawlspace, or attic with pipes make sure to wrap those pipes in insulation to help keep them from freezing. Drip your faucets to keep the water flowing, even a small trickle of water can prevent the pipes from freezing.

Check your roof prior to the storm and repair any damages that are apparent. If a large amount of heavy snow accumulates on your roof it can cause it to collapse. Use a roof rake to remove the snow from your roof to prevent collapsing from the weight and also to prevent ice-dam damage.

When snow has accumulated on your roof, it is important to keep your attic space cold. This prevents the development of an ice dam; The snow from melting and then refreezing near the edges as icicles which can cause roof leaks that leads to water coming into your home and causing damage water damage on walls and ceilings. 


This winter if you suffer from any storm damage, SERVPRO Chesapeake South is Here to Help. With trained franchise professionals on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year we are ready to make your storm damage “Like it never even happened.”