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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!

Storm Surge Is A Game Changer

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Hurricane categories (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) are predicated on wind speed.  If a hurricane is at category 1 or 2, the threat may appear to be minimal but in reality, if predicted Storm Surge is considerable, the devastation can equate to that of a category 5 hurricane.

Storm Surge builds before a hurricane makes landfall.  Storm Surge is basically when ocean water is pushed toward the shore because of gale-force winds.  This rise in water level, coupled with high tides and already high waves, can create sheets of water from 10 to 30 feet high.  Such flooding can cost lives and untold damage to both land and structures.

So don't ignore the information pertaining to Storm Surge.  Close up your home or business and get to higher, safer, ground. Should the unfortunate occur and you sustain storm damage, call your local SERVPRO professional for immediate remediation assistance.  Call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station on (703) 250-6300.

Mother Nature Is Not Always Welcome!

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

There is no denying that Mother Nature can catch even the most organized of us by surprise.  And some surprises are not welcome!  But with SERVPRO's Emergency Response Program (ERP), there is no need to worry about your business restoration requirements should Mother Nature 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, SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station is ready and able to strike back fast with a pre-established remediation plan.  Call our SERVPRO team today on (703) 250-6300 and allow us to meet with you to develop your ERP plan before Mother Nature comes to town for an unwanted visit!

Give Us A Call And Do What You Can!

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

If you have recently experienced flooding or water leakage in your home, immediately take steps to stop the water source and call your local SERVPRO professionals at Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station. If you are able to stop the water from infiltrating your home, start to dry the affected areas. To prevent further damage and the possibility of mold and the onset of that irritating mildew smell, get out the fans to help dry the area.  If you own a dehumidifier, use it to dry out the air, walls, and ground along with the fans.

Taking these initial steps will help mitigate the water damage while the SERVPRO team from Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station is on their way. SERVPRO, with industrial strength blowers, dehumidifiers, clean-up equipment, and products, will be able to get your home back to its original condition while avoiding the onset of mold and mildew.  Call us today on (703) 250-6300.

Nobody Wants A House Fire!

10/14/2020 (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.  

Grey and Wet = Water

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

It’s getting to be winter and in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country, it is grey and wet!  Without much sunshine, it can start to feel even more dreary than it looks outside.  During these rather bleak 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.  Should you detect water and possibly mold, call in the professionals at 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 water related issues.  So don’t let the cold, grey, weather…..and water, get you down.  Call SERVPRO today!

Read About Us!

10/12/2020 (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.