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Hurricane Ida Landfall VS SERVPRO

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Ida Hurricane Ida devastating disaster

During Hurricane Idas' landfall places that don't usually experience storm damage got a ton of damage. Subways being filled with water, houses flooded, and so much more. So many SERVPROs were working around the clock to clean up the damage. Especially in Louisiana, Louisiana was hit with a stage 4 storm. Lives were taken, houses were damaged, people were left with nothing. Thankfully SERVPRO was there to help many people get their lives some what back to normal. We know its stressful seeing so much damage in tour home or business. Were always here to help. The more time is taken to get back to normal the more money it cost you. We want to help you save money and get that stress off your shoulders. SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle is always here to help with any storm. Were watching the weather nonstop to make sure we have our crew here to help! 

Fourth of July Weekend

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Fireworks Give us a call at 7574794447!

SERVPRO of Kempsville/ Military Circle wishes all of you a Happy 4th of July! 

When it comes to Fourth of July most of us have cookouts, fireworks, and get togethers but make sure we stay safe while enjoying family time. 

When it comes to fireworks make sure they are legal in Virginia as such fireworks are illegal.

Make sure your pointing the fireworks away from buildings, tress, and others as it can cause a fire in seconds. 

When it comes to the grill try to have to grill away from your home. 

SERVPRO of Kempsville/ Military Circle is here if anything might go wrong but we hope nothing goes wrong! 

We want to rep that red, white, and blue but on our clothes not with firetrucks, police, and the ambulance. 

You can always give us a call at 757-479-4447 if anything happens whether its fire or water we are here to help! 

Are you using your grill this Fourth of July?

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Grilling Safety Tips Give us a call at 757-479-4447

When it comes to Fourth of July we think of burgers, hot dogs, and some yummy good stuff on the grill. 

But, SERVPRO of Kempsville/ Military Circle thinks "Oh man, here comes a bunch of fire jobs" as so many things go wrong when people dont know the safety precautions when it comes to using their grill. 

  • Make sure your grill is ATLEAST 10 feet away from your home. 
  • Clean your grill regularly
  • Keep decorations away from the grill
  • Keep a spray bottle of water handy
  • Know where your fire extinguisher is
  • Turn on the gas while your grill is CLOSED
  • Never leave the grill unattended
  • Dont overload the grill with food
  • Lastly, which seems pretty obvious DO NOT use a grill indoors! 

Following these precautions could avoid us going out to help you with a fire loss. But if it may occur we are here to help with any of your needs! 

Flash Flood Warnings

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Ready 24/7 Give us a call at 7574794447

Did you get the notification of a flash flood warning this morning?

We did! We were prepared for any water job that may come in. 

So much rain was needed as it was so hot here lately! 

But, how does it effect you?

Many people call about leaks in their home or business.

When SERVPRO gets the call we get our crew out fast! Why? Because the more time we take getting out to you the more money you spend as more damage is being done. Who doesnt want to save money?

Not only can we help you during business hours but also after hours we always have crew on call to help you in ANY emergency. Were open 24/7, 365 days a week so as soon as you call we got you covered.

You can always contact SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle at 757-479-4447. Were always here to help! 

Choosing The Right Fire Hydrant

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Extinguisher Differences in fire extinguishers

Little did I know, that there are different types of fire extinguishers. There are several different fire extinguishers depending on what you are trying to put out.

Class A: These types of fire extinguishers are used in fires which are a result of the burning of wood, glass fiber, upholstery, and furnishing. Usually, Water, DCP and Foam fire extinguishers smother the Class A fire by removing the heating factor of the fire triangle. Foam agents also help in separating the oxygen part from the other aspects.

Class B: These fire extinguishers are used for fires which occur from fluids such as lubricating oils, fuels, paints, cooking oil etc. A portable CO2 fire extinguisher or a portable DCP extinguisher can be used in this class.

Class C: Fires resulting from involvement of energized electrical equipment such as motors, switches, wiring etc are extinguished by Class C type of fire extinguishers. Usually, a CO2 or DCP portable fire extinguisher is used in such fires.

Class D: Fires occurring as a result of combustible materials such as magnesium and aluminium are extinguished by this type of fire extinguisher. These elements burn at high temperatures and will react vigorously when coming in contact with water, air, carbon dioxide and/or other chemicals.

For extinguishing this class of fire, Dry Powder extinguishers are used which is similar to dry chemicals, besides, they extinguish the fire by isolating the oxygen from the fuel or by eliminating the heat factor of the fire triangle.

The dry powder extinguishers are only used for Class D fires and they cannot be used for other classification of fire on board the ship.

Class E: This type of fire extinguisher on a ship is used for subsiding fire resulting from any of the above-mentioned materials along with high voltage electricity. Hence, if a portable extinguisher with a conductive agent is used for fighting the Class E fire, it may lead to a risk of shock to the operator. CO2 or DCP portable fire extinguishers are used in such fires.

Knowing which one is for which is essential when the time comes that you may have a fire. If you experience fire damage you can give us a call at 757-479-4447!

What Steps Should I Take After A Sewage Backup?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Sewage Backup Give us a call at 757-479-4447

Sewage backups and black water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits. These damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle removes the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, disinfecting as we clean. SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle helps ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized. 

But what steps do you take once the backup starts?

If you have a sewer backup, you need to act quickly. For slow drains, do not use liquid drain cleaners. These products may not clear the drain, especially if a physical blockage comes from a damaged drain line or tree roots. Additionally, the chemical drain treatment could cause further damage to the pipes.

For severe backups that send waste into your home, you need to shut off any water going into the drains. Also, turn off electricity if the wastewater gets near electrical outlets. Turning off the electricity to your home is always the safest choice, but if you know the correct breaker or fuse to turn off, you can shut off power to the flooded parts of your house only.

You cannot use the sinks, tubs, toilets, showers or water appliances in your home. Each time you use these, the excess water must flow away from your home through the drainage system. If you have not gotten your plumbing fixed, the water will back up into your home. 

Our technicians are trained to safely and effectively clean up biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

Clean, Grey, and Black Water Damage

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Water Difference Give us a call at 757-479-4447

When water damage occurs there can be different types of water. To start there are three different types of water. Clean water, greywater and black water. Knowing the difference can help when trying to remove water damage. 

“Clean” water is free of contaminants and is not the type to pose an immediate threat to your health, much like its name infers. This water can come from:

Broken water lines

Malfunctioning appliances

Toilet holding tanks

Snow melt and rainwater

Cleanup will be the easiest for damage from this type of water damage since there are fewer microbes living in the water. But after a 48-hour period and contact with the surfaces of buildings, clean water can change to category two, which is gray water. 

“Gray” water is where water damage cleanup and restoration can become a bit more complicated. It may pose a health risk due to chemical or biological contamination. That slight contamination in gray water means that it will have to be properly and thoroughly treated before safe consumption.

Gray water is a product of dishwashers, aquariums, showers, etc. Also, the 48-hour exposure time applies here as well, with gray water turning into black water if not treated.

“Black” water presents a hazard and is the most serious of the three classifications because it is considered highly contaminated by harmful chemicals and biological matter. This includes floodwaters containing soil and all sewage waters.

Sewage carries with it contamination caused by microbes, including bacteria, protozoans, molds, fungi and more—many of these can be harmful to humans.

Diseases that can be transmitted by black water are:

Cholera

Typhoid

Hepatitis

Gastroenteritis-type illness

When dealing with water damage you want to leave it up to the professionals when trying to get it cleaned up. Here at SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle were always ready to help as were open 24/7 and 365 days a year. 

Biohazard Cleanup

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

Biohazard Cleanup Give us a call at 757-479-4447

At SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle, our crews and technicians are trained to deal with every level of filth you can imagine. That ranges from mold in the basement, to sewage backups in the bathroom, and even to crime scene clean-ups.

Oh Yes, our crews have seen and smelled it all. This is why when our customers call with any kind of biohazard disaster, they know they’re getting experienced and trained technicians who know exactly what they’re dealing with.

It’s often we find our customers in these situations not knowing exactly what to do. Thankfully we have the experience and equipment to help! If you find yourself in a biohazard situation, it’s important to call the professionals who have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and industry grade product to clean up the mess.

SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle has all the equipment and expertise needed to handle any and all kinds of biohazard clean-ups!

We Can Help With Nasty Mold

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

Mold CleanUp Give us a call at 757-479-4447

When it comes to Mold what you can see can be 10 Times worse where you can’t see!

If you can see visible Signs of Mold Growing there's a good chance that there is more Mold where you cannot see.  Our Home Structures not only have Walls and Ceilings, but also have Cavities where Insulation is usually placed.  Mold Loves Dark, Damp and No Air Flow Places. Usually, Mold would first start in the Cavities and would slowly start to spread to the outer surfaces. When the Mold is found it should be taken care of right away by a Professional!

Control and Prevent Mold Growth by:

Monitoring Humidity Levels in the Home

Ventilating after the use of Showers, Laundry Dryers and the Cooking Areas

Fixing any Leaks from Pipelines, Supply Lines, Windows and Roofs

Properly Cleaning and Performing Professional Restoration Drying after any Water Damage

Call SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle for your Mold Concerns at 757-479-4447!

Let Us Help Clean Up

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

Clean Up Give us a call at 757-479-4447

Working on reconstruction, or remodeling your business? Well here at SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle we can help you finish the project! You want your business to look its best when it's go time, and we are here to help. SERVPRO of Kempsville provides cleaning services to give your business that extra touch. We help with carpet, resilient non-resilient floor prep and finish, ceiling, walls, and cleaning, deodorization, air duct cleaning, debris removal, and window cleaning. We help you prepare for interior designing. There is so much to worry about when opening a business. Have us help you! Give SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle a call at 757-479-4447 if you have any questions about our services. We will have your business look beautiful and ready for opening!