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Let Us Help Get That Smell Out!

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

We often have clients say, "the fire wasn't  that bad and it was quickly contained; so whey do we have so much damage?" The answer is: SMOKE, SMOKE, SMOKE!

Delays in the clean-up after a fire can also add to the difficulty associated with smoke remediation. The longer the  permeation of smoke remains in your home, the further it penetrates into walls, carpets, furniture, draperies, etc.

The key to successful smoke remediation is to act quickly and professionally.  Once you are allowed back into your home, call your SERVPRO professional.  SERVPRO teams are trained in the latest techniques and products to rid your home of that unwanted smoke odor.  We totally understand how you want to get back into your home....just not a smelly, stinky, one!

So don't delay, call SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly today and get back into you home sooner, rather than later.

This is WHY You Call Us!

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

First rate response time and unparalleled professional service is why residents of Northern Virginia choose SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly.  With a highly trained, licensed, and certified staff of remediation specialists with over 50 years of collective experience in the field, an extensive fleet of recent model trucks, vans, SUV’s, and cars, and a 7,000 square foot warehouse brimming with the newest and best remediation equipment and materials, SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly is there to serve your every need.  Being educated, equipped, and at the ready, is why we are one of the nations’ premier remediation specialist. 

So, if you need help following a fire, or discover mold infestation in your home, call SERVPRO.  Should a storm get the better of your basement and you find yourself standing in water….call SERVPRO!  And don’t stress about moving your belongings while remediation and restoration takes place, SERVPRO will work with you to inventory, pack and store your belongings.  We really are a full-service operation!

Contact SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly (703) 830-5800. We’re available 24/7.

Work From Home Affected Your Commercial Occupancy Rate?

3/6/2022 (Permalink)

There is no denying that the past two years have taken a toll on just about every person and industry.  For most people, the ability to work from home literally saved their income....allowing them to continue to support their families from the dining room table or home office.  Now that the world is slowly opening up again, and people are "going back to work", it appears that the trend of working remotely isn't going away.  How many workers will continue to work from home?  What does this mean for commercial real estate?  If corporations are renewing leases, perhaps they only need a fraction of the square footage of years past.  So, if you are a commercial real estate owner or property manager, what are you doing to ensure your buildings are as fully leased as possible?

Your ability to influence whether a corporation allows teleworking or not is extremely limited.  However, what you can influence is whether your building is choosen for those companies looking to still have a corporate footprint.  Is your building clean, safe, and in good condition?  Does it weather a storm well, does it smell fresh and clean? If not, why not?  Don't loose current or potential tenants because your building leaks when there is a bad storm or smells musty and stale during hot and humid months.  Call SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly on (703) 830-5800 for an assessment today.  We can help you get back in shape so that you're in the running for those sought after tenants.  

Don't be left with an empty building, call us today for assistance.  

Why Such a Storm?

3/6/2022 (Permalink)

Have you ever wondered why thunderstorms occur?  Well, in a nutshell, thunderstorms are much like the saying, "what goes up, must come down".  Moist, warm air is the catalyst for a thunderstorm.  A funnel of warm air which rises up through the atmosphere creates an updraft.  Updrafts continue to travel higher and higher into the atmosphere until the temperature of the updraft air is no longer warmer than the atmospheric air it has entered.  At this point, the updraft air flattens out like a pancake across the sky, creating immense rain clouds. Once the clouds get too heavy with precipitation, "rain" begins to fall.  Rain typically drags down cooler air, creating downdrafts.  The majority of downdrafts are fairly weak, but on occation, they can be menacingly strong.....causing significant damage though the intensity of the rain and the speed of the downdraft winds.  Fascinating as storms are, they can truly be devastating.  

Should you find yourself at the wrong end of a storm, and damage has occurred, call SERVPRO.  We are remediation specialists and are there to help.  Give SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly a call on (703) 830-5800 should  you experience the wrath of a storm.

That's a Lot of Water!

3/6/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know that approximately 71% of the earths surface is covered by water?  Of that 71%, slightly over 96% is attributable to the worlds oceans, and the remaining 5% is attributable to lakes, rivers, dams and ponds. Thats a lot of water!  So, between ocean surges, rain storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, etc., the chance that you may someday experience "water damage" in your home is fairly great.  And this doesn't even take into account the possibility of broken pipes, overflowing bathtubs, dishwashers, washing machines and toilets! It's mind boggling how much water we are surrounded by!

If you find that "you're under water", for whatever reason, give SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly a call on (703) 830-5800.  We are trained water remediation specialists with the experience, equipment, and talent you need to get you dry again.

Don't hesitate, give us a call 24/7....we're here to help.

Keep At It!

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

Are you a Commercial property owner or manager and sometimes find it difficult to locate and get to know people in the remediation field? Give SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly a call today on (703) 830-5800.  We're knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, and service oriented to help you out! 

Oftentimes, large property management companies have monthly or quarterly meetings with their  managers. Offer to attend as a guest speaker to outline SERVPRO'S free ERP service as well as all the beneficial services that we can provide.  If comercial owners and property managers don't know we exist and all the wonderful services we can provide to make their lives easier....it's our responsibility to educate them.

So, don't be daunted by a little work and perhaps a lot of rejection....it only takes one yes, to get the ball rolling.  And once that ball is rolling, you'll be so happy you made the effort.



Where is the Sun!

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

Sunshine and blue skies are sometimes what we need to brighten our mood and to dry out a wet basement too!  We're slowly rolling into spring and with it come the snow melts and spring storms. Just when you think you're done with the slushy, wet, and cold snow, the spring downpours begin.  

Take a bit of time in the spring to check your home after a harsh winter.  Are your downspouts working and still connected to the house?  Has your foundation held up through the winter months and your home is crack-free and more importantly, leak-free.  What condition is your roof?  Do you have a walk up basement entry and is the drain free of debris? These and many other check list items should be reviewed each spring to ensure your home stays as "water proof" as possible.

Should you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of water infiltration, give SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly a call on (703) 830-5800.  We're water remediaton experts and we're here to help.  So don't hesitate to call!

What is that Unfortumate Smell?

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, where there is fire, there is smoke! We have had many clients that have experienced small scale kitchen fires and have called us months after the fact complaining about the "smokey odor" remaining in their home.  They will often say that they fire was not bad, a contractor replaced the cabinets and appliances, and they thought all was well....only to have this nagging odor.  Thinking the smell would dissipate over time, and the fact that it had not, only added to their frustrations.  

Should this situation happen to you, give SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly a call on (703) 830-5800.  We are Fire Remediation experts and can walk you through our process of ridding your home of that lingering smokey odor.  It's one thing to smell a fireplace the next morning after an evening fire, but to live with a "smokey" fire odor for months, is something quite different.  

So, don't let your frustration mount, just give us a call today and let us help you get rid of that smokey odor.  

Sometimes Lint Equals Fire

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

Dryer vent fires are really a "thing" that happens.  They may not be something you hear about much, but they occur more than one may think.  Customers often ask, “how did this happen, I clean out my dryer lint trap all the time?”  And cleaning out the lint trap is a good thing, but only half the equation.  Your car runs on gasoline and needs oil…..one of the two is not enough.  Same with your dryer.  You need to clean out the lint trap as well as the exhaust hose.  The exhaust hose is the piece of the equation that most people forget and is the main culprit when it comes to dryer related fires.  If you would like to clean the exhaust hose yourself, simply pull the dryer out from the wall, disconnect the venting hose, shake out the big clumps of lint and proceed to vacuum out the hose.  Depending on the amount of dryer use, to be on the safe side, cleaning should be done twice a year.  And never leave your home with the dryer going.

Should you experience a fire due to a clogged dryer vent, call SERVPRO of Fair Oaks – Centreville – Chantilly on (703) 830-5800.  We can be reached 24/7, 365 days a year.

Nothing Like a Good Soak.....Unless You Don't Want One!

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

Are you having one of those weeks where it is storm, after storm, after storm? Are you feeling like a cartoon character bailing out your ship with a lone bucket?  Wet carpet and soaked walls can end up being more than just water damage caused by the storms if not immediately remediated.  Water soaked walls usually equates to water soaked insultation and possibly water soaked electrical outlets.  Wallboard up to the waterline should be removed, insulation dried or replaced, and electrical outlets dried and tested for system integrity.  If not cared for in this manner, the growth of mold is an almost guarantee.  Storms can cause untold carnage on your home, so act quickly so this secondary damage does not take hold.

Should your home be deluged with what seems like never-ending waterfalls, call SERVPRO of Fair Oaks-Centreville-Chantilly for immediate assistance.  We can be reached 24/7 on (703) 830-5800.