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Why fight it alone? Call SERVPRO!

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

If you have recently experienced flooding or water leakage in your home, take steps to stop the water source and call the local SERVPRO professionals at SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station. If you are able to stop the water from infiltrating your home, start to dry the affected areas.  To prevent mold from growing and to avoid that 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 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.

Don't hesitate to call today.  We can be reached 24/7 on (703) 250-6300.

Why not call SERVPRO to help get rid of the clutter

11/19/2019 (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. 

This picture denotes a home of someone the local government authorities classified as a hoarder.  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.

So if you need our help getting rid of he clutter, call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station today on (703) 250-6300. 

Why stress, call SERVPRO for your fire restoration needs

11/19/2019 (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.

This photo is from a recent fire job undertaken by SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station.  Of course, the homeowners were devastated by the fire and the mess it left behind.  SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station was called in to “fix” the mess left behind by this fire.  Life is stressful enough, without adding a home fire into the mix. 

So, let us help eliminate some of that stress.  Call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station on (703) 250-6300 for all your fire restoration needs.

Why you should always call SERVPRO!

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station is available 24 hours a day for water, fire, mold, adn biohazard emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with emergency situations, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today: 703-250-6300 or                     703-830-5800

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 training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your 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 damaged home or business
  • When did the incident occur?
  • What caused the 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, biohazard, mold, 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. That's why you're in good hands when you call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station.

Why live with mold....call SERVPRO today

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold remediation is one of our primary areas of expertise here at SERVPRO® of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station. We have the training and experience to contain the infestation, scrub health-threatening spores out of the air, remove the contaminated materials, and help prevent future microbial growth.

A Moldy Situation

Imagine you were cleaning out a storage closet at work, and you found mold growing on the back wall. Perhaps an ice dam supplied the water that created an ideal situation for microbes to grow in this closet. Once you identified and resolved the source of the leak, you would still want to contact a professional to mitigate the mold and ensure healthy air for your employees and customers to breathe.

Containing the Infestation

When SERVPRO® franchise professionals begin a mold job, our first concern is to contain the mold infestation. The mold you can see is only a small part of the danger posed to building occupants. Mold reproduces by releasing invisible spores into the air. These spores pose the real hazard for those who breathe the air in the infested building. Therefore, we begin by preventing air from the contaminated area traveling to other parts of the building.

Scrubbing Mold Out of the Air

Each job is unique in its challenges and solutions. However, in most cases, a SERVPRO® mold mitigation team will set up a containment barrier and create a “negative air” situation inside the infested area. A “negative air” situation is essentially a vacuum that ensures air only flows into and not out of the contained area while the air scrubbers filter the spores and other contaminants from the air.

Removing Contaminated Materials

Organic materials like drywall, carpeting, and ceiling tiles must be removed and discarded once they become contaminated with mold. This is why we encourage people to contact us immediately after a water loss to dry all the materials before microbial growth begins. Blowing a fan across moldy materials hoping to dry them and save them spreads mold spores in the air and increases the health risk to building occupants.  

Inhibiting Future Growth

SERVPRO® franchise professionals can never promise to prevent all future mold growth. Mold spores are everywhere in the atmosphere, and they take root and thrive whenever they find the perfect mix of moisture, food (organic materials) and temperature. However, our team does have several products that discourage microbial growth. Once your moldy materials have been removed and the air has been scrubbed to reduce the concentration of spores, we can apply one of these anti-microbial agents to help protect your building’s structural elements.

Call SERVPRO® for Mold ASAP

When you see mold, remember you cannot see the biggest threat that mold presents. Contact our mold remediation team at 703-250-6300 for a free estimate and good advice about protecting yourself and other building occupants until the mold is removed and the air is clean again. 

Why call anyone but SERVPRO?

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 703-250-6300

Residential Services

Whether your Fairfax County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Northern Virginia commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

http://www.SERVPROburkecliftonfairfaxstation.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Leaves, Leaves, Go Away!

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station is committed to provide 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 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.

If you are already underwater, we can help! 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.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today: 703-250-6300

Know Your Water!

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

IICRC Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration sets three categories of water that cause damage in buildings. They are summarized as follows: 
Category 1 Water - Refers to a source of water that does not pose substantial threat to humans and classified as "Clean Water". Category 1 water may become contaminated if it mixes with soils or floor coverings, building assemblies, etc... Time and temperature can promote growth and amplification of microorganisms in water can cause Category 1 water to degrade.


Examples of category 1 water are: a broken water supply line (including the toilet), and tub or sink overflows. 

Category 2 Water - Refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants.  These contaminants can cause discomfort or sickness when exposed or consumed. This water type carries micro organisms and is nicknamed "Gray water."

Examples of Category 2 Water are:  toilet bowls with urine (no feces), sump pump failures, dishwasher water discharge, and washing machine water discharge. 

Category 3 Water - Nicknamed "Black Water" and are grossly unsanitary. These indoor water sources  contain unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness.

Examples of type 3 water are:  water sources from sewage, seawater, stream or river water, ground surface water or standing water. 

Category 2 Water that is not promptly removed and remained stagnant may be re classified as Category 3 Water. Toilet back-ups that originate from beyond the toilet trap is considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color.

Knowing the classification of your water may help you understand personal safety concerns and the necessary material and debris removal anticipated. Think of the water category related to the amount of "natural fertilizer" that will help feed and grow mold.

Call SERVPRO of Burke Clifton Fairfax Station if you have questions about water categories: 

703-250-6300

Water Damage: Never a Good Time!

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 703-250-6300

Residential Services

Whether your Fairfax County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Northern Virginia commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

http://www.SERVPROburkecliftonfairfaxstation.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Don't Delay, Call Us Today!

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station, we recently received a call from a homeowner that lived in a second-floor condominium.  The occupant of the condominium directly above them had filled the bathtub when news of an impending hurricane was broadcast on the news.  What this person did not realize, because they had ironically never used the tub, was that it leaked.  There was a small crack that had been repaired years prior, and to the eye, could not be seen.  However, when the tub was filled, as a preventative measure should they loose water during the storm, it leaked into the ceiling of the bathroom below.

What did the owners in the condominium below do?  Nothing!  They waited…..nobody really knows why, but they waited 3 weeks after the storm to discuss the matter with the owner upstairs that had filled their tub.  The owner on the third floor was surprised because they did not know the tub was leaking, and the owner on the second floor still had wet walls and a ceiling with a water mark stain.  Luckily, this was clean water that leaked for only a few hours until the storm passed, and the bathtub was drained. 

However, what damage was done could have been almost entirely avoided had the owner called SERVPRO immediately when the water leak occurred.  Waiting is never a good idea when it comes to water infiltration.  Get us in and let us get it out!  Stop the damage, stop the possible onset of mold, stop any further damage from occurring. 

Should you have water infiltration, give SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station a call today on (703) 250-6300.