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Archived Why SERVPRO Blog Posts


9/22/2022 (Permalink)

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Not too long ago 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 Newport News is always here to help with any storm. Were watching the weather nonstop to make sure we have our crew here to help!  

Disasters In Hotels

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Hotels in Newport News are a vital component to the infrastructure of the entire area, helping tourism to continue to be as prevalent and steady as ever. With the massive structures that many of these accommodations are, a single disaster or emergency can spread over a broad area in a brief time. Incidents like fire loss offer multiple levels of damaging effects that can move far beyond the ignition point and can be a devastating force for multiple rooms in your hotel.

Structural concerns are most often the priority for addressing fire damage in your Newport News lodging. With experts with extensive training in fire and smoke damage restoration and recovery, as well as education in the modern approaches for deodorization and fire residue removal, our SERVPRO staff on site is knowledgeable and confident in work to get done. In most cases, containment of the effects is critical because even after extinguishment occurs, soot/smoke residues and carcinogens can continue to spread throughout the building.

Containment strategies for our SERVPRO professionals often come down to our advanced equipment like our generators, air scrubbers, and other physical barriers. Plastic sheeting can often be a literal hindrance for airborne particulates and contaminants from reaching other areas of the hotel. With these effects limited to a specific space, our contracting division can get to work on controlled demolition and fire debris removal.

One of the risks of fire effects in your area hotel is how easily certain conditions like harsh odors can pass through construction materials and structural elements. The longer that your business goes without the appropriate preventative actions like the use of ozone machines, the more widespread and overwhelming these symptoms can become. A significant spread of these effects compromises not only your ability to offer rooms to potential guests but can affect your overall reputation with current customers.

Fire loss can produce multiple damaging effects that can spread quickly through your hotel. Our SERVPRO of Newport News team can help. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (757) 244-8467


10/12/2021 (Permalink)

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With COVID-19 cases spiking up in Virginia, we're here to help you get Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned! We can help minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning! At SERVPRO of Newport News, we’re trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitization standards, making us the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration. Stop the spread of germs with a professional cleaning for your home or business.The world has changed what it means to be clean, so let customers and employees know that SERVPRO, the nation’s #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, was there with a higher cleaning standard, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. You can always give us a call at 757-244-8467 

But don't forget these tips that can help us slow down the spread of COVID-19.

  • Wash hands
  • Avoid touching face
  • Clean and sanitize house
  • Clean and sanitize office

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, we can minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning for your home or business.The comfort of our customers and employees is our top concern, so that’s why we’ve made sure all our locations have received a higher cleaning. Here at SERVPRO of Newport News we will have your business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. 

What Exactly Do We Do?

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Have you heard of SERVPRO? 

What is SERVPRO? 

SERVPRO of Newport News offers restoration services for:

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response 
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration 
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service

We also offer many cleaning services which include:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism
  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Deodorization 

If you are stressed about any of the above jobs to be done DONT WORRY, SERVPRO has you covered. 

SERVPRO of Newport News is insurance protected, we have exclusive products and equipment, extensive training programs for all crew members, safety compliances, defined work processes, active customer communication, and FAST work completion. The faster we head out to you the more money you save, and who doesnt like saving money?

Give us a call at 757-244-8467!!

What's the point of a Containment?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Newport News is asked many times why placing a Containment is important and if it's really necessary.  Well the answer is Yes! Containments are very important and can play a huge role in Fire, Water and Mold Damage Restoration Losses.   

A Containment is placed to control the environment, minimize the work space and/or to keep something that can potentially be harmful under control and to avoid cross contamination.  In most cases Containments are placed to block the affected areas from the unaffected areas which stops the spread of any further contamination.  

Containment's are placed by using thick plastic sheeting with the assistance of tension/support poles or wooden frames and strong tape. The Containment's are usually placed around doors, openings, stairwells or even to divide rooms. 

It is recommended that no one enters through the Containments once set up and in place! 

For more Information on Containments or Concerns with Fire, Water and Mold Losses give us a call at 757-244-8467

Even though COVID restrictions are dying down, we are still here to help you out with COVID

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

As restrictions are dying down, we still are here if COVID-19 breaks out in your business. During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of COVID-19, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialist in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.  

Specialized Training 

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing either with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis. 

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces include: 

  • Kitchen/Food Areas   
  • Bathrooms 
  • Schools/ Classrooms 
  • Offices  
  • Retail Spaces  
  • Water Fountains  
  • Shelving Racks  
  • Sales Counters  
  • Carpets/Rugs  
  • Stair Handrails  
  • Elevator Cars  
  • Playground Equipment  
  • Fitness Equipment  

Specialized Products 

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

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning 

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today-  

SERVPRO® of Newport News (757) 244-8467