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Don't Worry, It's Only Water!

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

Are you dancing in the rain like in the movies or are you biting your nails watching the rain come down?  If it’s the later of the two, is this anxiety brought on by “home repair” issues that having been unattended, and are leading to water damage every time a rainstorm comes along?  Don’t procrastinate any longer regarding simple home repairs that can save you bundles in the long run.  Clean your gutters of leaves, sticks and debris, ensure that down spots are also clean and securely attached to the home, if needed, chalk around windows and doors to make sure seals are tight, and check bathroom seals as well.  Make sure your bathtubs, toilets, showers and sinks are all property sealed.  Check underneath sinks to ensure pipes are not dripping and creating water damage and promoting mold growth. 

These are simple and relatively fast “fixes” to your home that will save you time, money, and frustration  if taken care of today.  Should the unfortunate occur, and water damage does happen, call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station on (703) 250-6300.  We’re always there to help!

Who Doesn't Like a Good Fire Pit!

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

Do you have a chiminea, a fire pit or an outside fireplace at your home?  More and more homeowners are enjoying socializing around a fire……something that not too long ago, other than an old fashion campfire, was restricted to indoor fireplaces or woodburning stoves.  As more homeowners are buying portable fire pits and having outdoor fireplaces built, the need to be vigilant with fire safety is critical.

Common sense rules the day when it comes to fires.  Don’t leave fires unattended, don’t leave them under the guidance of a child, contain the flame so embers do not fly off into dry grass, mulch or rooftops, always extinguish when done, and never throw hot embers into a trash receptacle. Common sense, right?  We all would think so, but every year unintended fires take lives, destroy homes, and damage the land because someone was careless or just simply not thinking.    

So, to keep you loved ones and your home safe from fire while enjoying your patio fireplace, always use common sense and err on the side of caution. 

Should the unfortunate occur, and a fire strike, call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station on (703) 250-6300. 

Why Not Call Us Today!

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

First rate response time and unparalleled professional service is why residents of Northern Virginia choose SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station.  With a highly trained, licensed, and certified staff of remediation specialists with over 50 years of collective experience in the field, an extensive fleet of recent model trucks, vans, SUV’s, and cars, and a 7,000 square foot warehouse brimming with the newest and best remediation equipment and materials, SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station is there to serve your every need.  Being educated, equipped, and at the ready, is why we are one of the nations’ premier remediation specialist. 

So, if you need help following a fire, or discover mold infestation in your home, call SERVPRO.  Should a storm get the better of your basement and you find yourself standing in water….call SERVPRO!  And don’t stress about moving your belongings while remediation and restoration takes place, SERVPRO will work with you to inventory, pack and store your belongings.  We really are a full-service operation!

Contact SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station (703) 250-6300. We’re available 24/7.

Hoader or Collector? ......WHY Who Knows!

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

What constitutes a hoarder versus a collector?  What is the difference between someone that is thrifty and saves “things” for future use and someone that is a hoarder?  Why are some people so attached to the things they find and store in their homes, while other are minimalists, and even the thought of abundant amounts of “stuff” around the house makes them nervous? We are not sure what the answers to these questions are, but one thing is for certain; some people like a lot of stuff!  Who knows why, but from time to time, it must be dealt with professionally and that this why SERVPRO is often called in to help. 

SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station was recently called in by the local government authorities to help with a home they classified as a "hoarder issue".  The situation became so acute that SERVPRO was called in to assist the local police and social services agency in the clean-up.  We at SERVPRO have handled many of these jobs in the past.  We are equipped with bio-hazard suits, gloves and masks, are knowledgeable about the disposal of any bio-hazard materials and are also cognizant of the fact that there may be heirlooms and valuables beneath the surface of trash.   Our professional approach to these jobs is why we are called back time after time and we are pleased to provide this service.

Should you need our assistance, give us a call on (703) 250-6300.

Does Your Building Need A LIttle TLC?

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

Are you a Property Manager, Commercial Real Estate Broker, or Retail Landlord, who is looking to fill unrented space?  If so, do you know why you are having difficulty renting your space? Are other buildings in your area also having difficulty or is it just your buildings? If it's just your locations, perhaps your space is in need of some "sprucing up" to generate rental interest.

Let your SERVPRO professionals come in and assess your needs.  Perhaps it is mold remediation and carpet cleaning.  Or, maybe it is deodorizing and sanitation services that are necessary to make your commercial space fresh and appealing to potential tenants.  Don't let your retail, office, or commercial space stand vacant one more month!  Whatever the task may be, let SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station help you make that space what clients are expecting and hoping to find. Give us a call today on (703) 250-6300.   

Had a Fire? We've Got the Team!

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

Nobody wants to have a house fire.  It is devastating to say the least.  However, if the unfortunate occurs, and you experience a house fire, the following are basic steps to follow:

1) Check with authorities before reentering the home.  Structural damage, hot embers, compromised flooring, are all dangers you want to avoid.

2) Once cleared to enter the home, document the damage with video and photographs. These will prove helpful when working with the insurance company and your SERVPRO restoration team.   

3) Call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station on (703) 250-6300, a professional fire damage restoration company. SERVPRO specializes in restoring and repairing what has been damaged from a fire, smoke, water, or flame-retardant chemicals. SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station has the team of experienced professionals ready to immediately handle any of your fire damage and restoration needs.  

Beat Mother Nature To The Punch!

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

There is no denying that Mother Nature can catch even the most organized of us by surprise.  But with SERVPRO's Emergency Response Program (ERP), there is no need to worry about your business restoration requirements should she expectantly strike!

With SERVPRO's ERP program, we have the ability to come to your locations, assess your needs while already knowing the blueprint of your buildings, the utility locations, materials within your buildings, (whether carpet, hardwood, laminate, drywall, etc.,) as well as having your personnel points of contact.

So, if Mother Nature does strike in an unforgiving way, SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station is ready and able to strike back fast with a pre-established remediation plan.  Don't wait until Mother Nature comes knocking, give SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station a call today on  (703) 250-6300 and allow us to meet with you to develop your ERP plan. Beat Mother Nature to the punch!

Immediate Action Is The Key!

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station 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: 703-250-6300

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 Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station 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 Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station

SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station 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.

Winter Can Be Stormy And Grey

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

It’s winter and in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country, it is grey, wet, and storms are constantly brewing!  Without much sunshine, it can start to feel even more dreary than it looks outside.  During these rather bleak, stormy months, the infestation of water can take hold within your home.  Be proactive and take a good look around.  Check your attic when putting away the holiday decorations.  Same goes for the basement, when you’re down there doing the winter purge of too many “things” around the house.  Check bathrooms, laundry rooms, underneath kitchen sinks, wet bars, hose bibs, anywhere that water could possibly leak.  Also, don’t forget to check downspouts, gutters, chimney seams, door frames for good tight seals.  Storms can wreak havoc on the infrastructure of your home, so be on the lookout for any damage or signs of distress that may lead to the infiltration of the elements. Should you need help, call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station can be reached 24/7 on (703) 250-6300.  We’ll send a team of highly trained professionals to assess your needs and take care of your storm related issues.  So don’t let the cold, grey, weather…..and water, get you down!  Call SERVPRO for assistance. 

Check and Double Check for Fire Safety

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

Have you been in the stores lately?  It’s hard to believe but Valentine’s Day and Saint Patrick’s Day decorations are already up and displayed and aisles are brimming with festive items.  Although perhaps a bit early to be hanging the shamrocks, it is never too early to be prepared for fire safety.  In the winter months after the December holiday season, many households swap out Christmas lights for Valentine lights, then Saint Patrick’s Day lights.  Oftentimes, these decorations require extension cords and multiple outlets.  Chimneys are aflame with burning wood, giving the home that winter feel and smell that is welcome in the cold winter months leading into spring.  But before all these activities commence, check and make sure you are prepared.  Is your chimney flue open and the chimney free of debris or any bird nests that may have been built over the previous summer?  Are your electrical cords and outlets in good shape and capable of handling the load you will be placing on them?  Is there a safety screen, or glass doors in front of your fireplace?  If a gas fireplace, has it been serviced and checked for leaks in the past several years? You can never be to cautious when it comes to fire safety.  Check and double check, to make sure you and your family are safe and can sleep soundly at night without the fear of fire.

Should the unfortunate occurrence of fire happen, call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station on (703) 250-6300.  We are trained, licensed, and knowledgeable about fire remediation and restoration.  Give us a call 24/7 and we will be there to take care of your needs.