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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!

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!  

We Can Help With Mold Removal!

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

Mold In Office 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.”

When You Need To Get Your Business Back To Work

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Getting our business to open up after a catastrophe We can get your business back to work

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.

How we can help before a disaster

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile How we can help you before the disaster occurs

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. 

How we are handling COVID-19

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

COVID-19 Virus Getting your business back to normal

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. 

Clean Homes Sell Faster!

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

A clean and tidy kitchen We can help with move outs and contents restoration

Dirty ducts can circulate odors and contaminates like mold and irritating dust throughout a home. SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle can examine duct work and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime.

Duct and HVAC System Cleaning Can:

Reduce allergens and pet dander

Eliminate offensive odors

Improve operating conditions and efficiency

Top Show Conditions and Ready To Sell

It is a fact: A clean, fresh smelling home sells faster. Unfortunately, not all homes are maintained in the same way. Nearly all realtors are faced, at some point, with a difficult listing to show.

Veteran realtors encourage clients to keep their homes in top condition for very important reasons

Increased market value

Reduced lice to sale conversion time

Enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales

SERVPRO of Kempsville/Military Circle offer a variety of services to help revive your listing to top show conditions:

Carpet, Upholstery, Drapery and Blind Cleaning

Ceiling, Wall, and Hard Floor Cleaning


Duck & HVAC Cleaning

Mold Mitigation and Remediation