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WHY ..... Yes, We're There To Help!

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

W = Windy, Wet, Weather, H = Hurricanes and Hail, Y = YES…..SERVPRO can help you with your plight dealing with weather that brings wind and downed trees, wet rains that penetrate your structure, and hurricanes and hail storms that prove detrimental to your home and cause flooding and untold damage.  That is WHY SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station is here……to help get you and your family through these trying times!  We are better together than apart.  We have the staffing, expertise, experience, and equipment to handle your storm related needs.  It’s stressful enough to have a storm wreak havoc on your home, don’t let the frustration of trying to DIY the cleanup and repair push you over the edge!  Call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station today on (703) 250-6300 for assistance.  We will take the burden off your shoulders and get you back to pre-storm conditions before you know it!  Call today.

Have Mold? Why Not Call SERVPRO Today!

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

Why call SEVRPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station with your mold remediation needs? Because mold is a nasty roommate that nobody should live with! Mold is also stubborn and although you may see some in obvious places, it is often hidden in remote areas throughout the home. It can be in carpet padding, inside walls, behind picture frames, in attics, to name but a few of molds hiding places. Don’t simply wonder why you have mold or roll the dice on mold remediation as a weekend DIY project. When disturbed, mold emits what are called "mold spores", which become airborne and can be ingested when breathing. Don’t take any chances by ignoring mold in your home. Put a sure bet on the table by calling in the professionals at SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station on (703) 250-6300. Get the job done right by bringing in the SERVPRO professional team; your trained and licensed mold remediation specialists.

WHY, Yes, We Can Do That For You!

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

We recently completed a comprehensive job that entailed water remediation, extensive clean-up, mold mitigation, taking inventory and packing away household contents, and considerable rebuild construction.  The job was very intense and required proper planning, scheduling of staff, ordering of building materials, and most importantly, coordination with the homeowner.  There was an inordinate amount of work to be done and it needed to be completed as efficiently and expeditiously as possible so that the homeowners’ family could get back to their normal routine.

When we initially met with the homeowners and they walked us through their home, they asked us to get the water out and house as dry as possible, because they needed to hire someone to come in and pack up their belongings, deal with the mold, and then the reconstruction.  We told them that we would certainly work as fast as possible but that they did not have to hire others, SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station could do all the tasks that they were needing.  Why go to an array of contractors when SERVPRO can handle all that’s required?  They were thrilled that the “complete repair” of their home could be done by SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station and that they could turn their focus back to their kids and get settled in temporary housing.

We were able to complete the job a few days earlier than the agreed upon timeline.  The homeowners were amazed at the restoration and extremely thankful.  They have told us that they are now clients for life, and although they hope not to be calling anytime soon, they will not call anyone but SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station in the future.  Give us a call today, that’s why we’re here!  (703) 250-6300.

WHY did my washing machine do this?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Why do it yourself when you have SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station at your fingertips!  Simply call or go on-line and ask for our assistance.  With rainy season upon us and the cold winter months ahead, let us dry you out from any water, storm or moisture issues you may experience.

This picture denotes SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station drying out a customer’s home after a washing machine malfunction.  Did you know washing machines have water fill-top sensors?  If not, you are not alone.  Most homeowners don’t know that washing machines have a sensor that knows to cut the water flow off when it reaches a specified level in the wash basin.  If this sensor malfunctions or breaks, the water continues to fill the tank, resulting in overflowing that does not stop until someone turns off the washer.  A malfunctioning water sensor thinks the water hasn’t reached the correct level and will continue to fill and fill and fill.  So, helpful hint, do not ever leave your washer on while you are not in the house, unless you want to take the chance of coming home to the possibility of several feet of water on your floors!

Should you experience a water related emergency, why not call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station for immediate assistance.  We can be reached 24/7 on (703) 250-6300.

With Crazy Weather.....That's WHY We're Here!

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Why do flowers bloom in the spring and summer? It’s because of the abundance of warmth and sunshine over a span of months.  If the weather was always warm and the sum was always shining, mold may still grow inside your home, but it would be less likely than if it was rainy, cold, and without sunshine.  With careers, family ties, and friendships, it isn’t always possible to live in a dry, sunny climate where moisture is limited, and frozen pipes are something that happens to other people. 

So, if you live in an area of seasonal weather that brings the rain, snow, freezing winds, you must be diligent about your home.  Why ignore obvious issues that may cause severe and expensive problems.  Make sure your home is properly insulated and pipes on exterior walls are wrapped and protected.  Turn off your outside water lines during the winter months.  Clean your gutters and downspouts, so clogs don’t cause water to come inside, rather than remain outside.  Check the grading of your lot to ensure water is not standing and puddling around your foundation. How is your roof?  Are there leaks or issues with the flashing?  Sometimes it can be daunting being a homeowner and when situations get the best of you, give SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station a call on (703) 250-6300.  That’s why we’re here… help when the little things get out of control and cause you problems.  We are available 24/7, 365 days a year, so give us a call!

WHY is your home getting that musty smell?

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station recently worked with a client that had a water and mold issue in their walk-out basement.  They couldn’t understand why they were getting a musty smell and then noticed the wet wall in the corner of the unfinished part of the basement.  Odd as it may sound, they told us that they could not have mold or a water issue because they had a walk-out basement and they specifically bought the house because of the lot running slightly downhill and having no underground rooms.  We totally understood what they were thinking but when we walked them around the perimeter of their house and pointed out the extensive mud puddles, they started to understand the problem.

Their home may not have been underground and the lot did slope away from the house, but the grading around the home was not properly executed.  There we low points around the two back corners of the home without proper drainage.  The areas had become saturated with rain and the ground had turned to mud.  Over time, this was enough to cause the issue they were now seeing inside their home.  SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station took care of the water and mold damage.  We also spoke with a landscaping professional and pointed out the need to improve the grading and drainage around the back of the home.  Once this was complete, the homeowner was is good shape….and likely to stay dry and mold free.

So, if you see excessive mud or puddles around your house, take note and research why this is happening. If damage has occurred, call SERVPRO to come and remediate your water damage before it turns into not only a water issue but a mold problem as well.

Call us day or night – SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station on (703) 250-6300.

You're Not Alone....Call SERVPRO

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Did you, a family member, or a friend, experience the unfortunate occurrence of a fire? Not sure where to turn or who to call? Overwhelmed by the destruction and confused as to what can be salvaged and what must be thrown away?  You are not alone in your distress; SERVPRO is a fire restoration specialist that can come and help eliminate a great deal of this burden.  We will sort through your household items and be able to tell you what can be salvaged and what cannot.  We can clean furniture, floors, carpets, walls, draperies, clothing, and get you back on your feet again. 

This is not the time for DIY adventure on your part, or a time to call a fly-by-night operator without proper licensing, certifications, insurance, etc.  Call in the professionals at SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station to assess your situation and provide you with a plan of attack.  We will provide a detailed analysis of what needs to be done, how it will be accomplished, a timeline, pricing estimates, and answer all your questions. Call us today on (703) 250-6300.

Those Darn Leaves!

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Did you forget to check the outside drains for leaves?  Do you now have water in your home?  Fall can be a pretty time of year but those leaves can also wreak havoc.  If you find yourself under water, call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station.  We are committed to providing 24/7 water damage remediation should the need arise.  We're available 24/7 at 703-250-6300.

As the leaves start falling this season, take steps to prevent water from getting inside your home.  

Check all of your exterior drainage systems:

  • Are your gutters free from leaves and debris?  Leaves and debris can clog gutters and drains and send water back to your roof, walls or foundation.
  • Check the drains in exterior stairwells. Make sure they are clear of leaves and debris. You can install a raised drain cover from most home improvement centers that will protect you from an inch or two of debris.
  • Gutters should extend at least 10 feet from the foundation.

Storms Hit Everywhere!

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Whether you live on the coast and are worried about Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, or you reside in the heartland and are concerned about the next Tornado, SERVPRO professionals are there to help you in your hour of need.

Storms such as these can cause water damage, structural damage from falling power lines, trees, and flying objects.  If not quickly resolved, such damage can create mold and mildew issues. The cleanup and remediation can be daunting and overwhelming.  What to do first, what products to use, and how to go about tackling a huge job is more than many people are able to handle following the devastation of a storm.

Being prepared to withstand such weather surges is half the battle, but when cleanup is needed, call in the professionals.  SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station can immediately address your needs. Our quick response can help mitigate your level of damage. 

Call us on (703) 250-6300.

Maintain That Building!

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

If you are a commercial real estate broker, building supervisor, investor, or landlord, having your office space filled is your bread and butter.  Empty commercial space is revenue out the window. Don't let negligence and being unprepared for weather events jeopardize your livelihood by causing you to have damaged and unrentable space. 

Make sure your buildings are as safe and well maintained as possible.  Check windows and doors for cracks, firm seals, and adequate locks. Foundations should be dry, plumbing in bathrooms, kitchen areas and break rooms in good functioning order, and electrical systems up to code.  

If Mother Nature throws you a curve ball and  damage does occur at  your commercial property, call your local SERVPRO team for assistance.  SERVPRO can be on site quickly to mitigate your storm related issues. Give us a call at SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station on (703) 250-6300.  We'll be there in a flash!