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Different Types of Sprinkler Systems For Your Business

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Sprinkler System Give us a call at 757-479-4447

As a business owner its always good to know different types of sprinkler systems to make sure the fire gets out out quick! 

1. Dry Pipe Systems
These types of fire suppression systems are common in colder climates, where it's necessary to have a system that keeps the pipes from freezing over in the winter. These systems are filled with air, as opposed to water, and only activate when the sprinkler head turns on. The response time is a bit longer, due to the fact that the water doesn't actively sit in the pipe.

2. Wet Pipe Systems
Unlike dry pipe systems, wet pipe sprinklers do contain pipes that are filled with water. These systems help reduce fire sprinkler cleanup, since each sprinkler head works independently, and only discharges a spray of water when high enough heat levels are detected.

3. Deluge Systems
These systems are similar to wet pipe sprinklers, except each sprinkler head works in unison; once one sprinkler head is activated, the rest of them are as well. These systems are common in industries that tend to work with flammable liquids or other fire hazards.

4. Foam Systems
Much like the name implies, these systems discharge sprays of water and foam in unison. They are highly effective when it comes to fire suppression, and are often used in spaces that deal with hazardous components, such as aircraft hangars.

5. Pre-Action Systems
This type of fire sprinkler combines the benefits that both wet and dry systems have to offer. These sprinklers are beneficial when used in libraries, data centers, museums and other buildings that contain items that are susceptible to fire and water damage. 
Knowing how your specific fire sprinkler system works is only half the battle; you also need to make sure you're having the sprinklers tested and inspected on a regular basis. Contact fire remediation experts for more information.

Give us a call at 757-479-4447 for any questions we are open 24/7, and 365 days a year

Let Us Help Clean Up

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

Helping put up cabinets 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!  We also work 24/7, and 365 days a year. Give us a call for any questions you may have  

How We Are Handling COVID-19

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

COVID-19 Give us a call at 757-244-8467

When you think of an essential worker you may think of a nurse, grocery store worker, or a commercial truck driver. Thanks to every essential worker we are getting closer and closer to getting rid of COVID-19. But who you may not think of is a SERVPRO employee. 

What do you do if one day one of your employees tells you "I am positive for COVID-19." Who do you call? Most of us has never lived through a pandemic and still have not much of an idea how to handle this virus. The virus can be passed so easily that every single object an infected person touched has to be disinfected. 

Here at SERVPRO of Kemsville/Military Circle we have professionals that perform necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect, and sanitize properties. SERVPRO uses EPA approved products and follow the CDC guidelines for cleanup practices. 

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against the particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines are provided by the CDC. 

SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle has specialized trained professionals to get your property back to business. Call 757-479-4447 if your business has been exposed to COVID-19.

Also, remember to stay home if you are not an essential worker, wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, and always wear a face mask when in public. 

How We Can Help Before A Disaster

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile Give us a call at 757-479-4447

Emergency Ready Profile

When a disaster happens for example a fire, water damage, or even storm damage and your business is ruined, what do you do?

Here at SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle, our SMR's offer what we call an "Emergency Ready Profile."  It can help you be ready for any disaster that may occur. 

The SERVPRO Emergency Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with us and having your company up to date with an emergency plan it can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any disaster, whether it's a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it with our help. 

Some advantages are:

  • No cost assessment: No need to allocate funds, giving you a great value and no cost. 
  • A profile document:Critical information saved in a folder in an event of an emergency. It will save a lot of time in case of a disaster.
  • Guide to help you get back to your building: This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action
  • Established SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. You have a provider that is close by and ready to help 
  • Identification of the line of command for authorized work to begin
  • This saves time...which will save you MONEY
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information

Having quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so when the emergency does occur you are ready. 

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, of the businesses that survive, they had a preparedness plan in place. 50% may never reopen after suffering a disaster. Don't make your business be one of them. Call SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle to start yours today at 757-479-4447. 

When You Need To Get Back To Work ASAP!!

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

We Are Open Again Sign Give us a call at 757-47-4447

With a business having to be closed due to a catastrophe here at SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle we have a set process on how we handle it. 

Within 1 hour from notice of loss, we will contact you to arrange for service. You will know help is on the way. 

Within 4 hours, we will be on site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to damage. Less time, less money being spent.

We then give you a detailed explanation, a trained, uniformed, and equipped professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome. 

Next is pretesting, we begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

Within 8 hours of an on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally the adjuster or property manager. 

Now we have the good part...the Cleaning and Restoration step. We will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. 

Lastly, we have the final walk-through. After the work has been completed. A final walk-through will be conducted to help ensure satisfaction will our results. 

SERVPRO's 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines help ensure timely communication and response. Quick and accurate response can minimize loss expense from secondary damages. 

Give us a call at 757-479-4447.

We Can Help With Mold Removal

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

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

When it comes to mold, it can come in a variety of sizes, colors and patterns. Here at SERVPRO we handle water damage everyday and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time. If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building it is important to be alert for the presence of visible mold, strong musty odors, any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused mold growth, and excessive humidity. 

Mold can affect infants, children, pregnant women, and the elderly so it is important to take mold seriously. Here at SERVPRO of Kempsville/ Military Circle we have much experience with mold. Recently, we worked on a real estate company who had mold in a closet which you can go see in the before and after post. If you are experiencing present mold you can always give us a call at 757-479-4447 and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”