Recent Water Damage Posts

With any leak it's the water you don't see that causes the most damage

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Property Water damage in your property is bad

There is no such thing as a small disaster. Especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria. Water damage can affect the value of your property. Before you get out the mop bucket and box fan to try and clean it up yourself, consider how this will affect your property.  

SERVPRO of Newport News understands how disruptive unseen water damage can be for your business. For this reason, SERVPRO of Newport News offers 24-hour emergency response. 

Before you risk further damaging the value of your facility by attempting to clean up the mess yourself, call SERVPRO of Newport News! 

Trained and equipped to quickly dry and protect your facility and contents... 

A mop and common cleaning products may not be enough for serious water instructions. SERVPRO of Newport News is trained to safely clean and restore your building, utilizing the following procedures: 

  • Identify the source/type of water. 
  • Measure temperate and humidity for drying analysis. 
  • Survey the extent of damage and inspect the premises. 
  • Perform emergency water extraction. 
  • Apply necessary treatments. 
  • Utilize drying equipment and monitor drying.  

Give SERVPRO of Newport News a call at 757-244-8467. We are available 24/7, and 365 days a year!

Water Damage After A Dishwasher Leak

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking Dishwasher Water Damaged Kitchen From A Leaking Dishwasher

If you find your home flooded from a failed dishwasher, call SERVPRO of Newport News to properly remove the water and repair the damage. 

The Importance of Humidity Levels in a Water Damaged Home 

When you purchase a new dishwasher, you trust that the company who comes to deliver and install it knows what they are doing. However, sometimes you may run into a problem with it not being installed correctly, and you soon have a mess of water flooding your kitchen. You need to act fast to get the water cleaned up before it creates more damage than it already has. 

A leaking dishwasher can put many gallons of water out into your home very quickly. Once you get the water turned off and not flowing anymore, you need help in cleaning up the water damage, so it gets dried properly. SERVPRO of Newport News can come to your rescue anytime you need, so be sure to give us a call. 

As water damage technicians we always make a drying goal for any water damage situation. We also monitor the drying process each day to see whether the goal is being accomplished. A drying goal is a condition that we want to bring about in the affected area of your home. Our goal is to get your home completely dry again and to correct any damage which has happened due to the standing water. 

Our process includes moisture content readings from dry, unaffected contents and the structure. We take readings in percentage for wood materials and in points for materials which are not made of wood. 

Our technicians use drier air to increase the rate of evaporation. Drier air means air with low humidity. A relative humidity of less than forty percent is essential for an efficient drying process. Relative humidity of under forty percent lets us know that the air is dry and thirsty, and pulls more water out of materials. 

Measurements for relative humidity are however not as accurate as specific humidity readings. Reaching low relative humidity readings does not mean the structure is dry 100%, so we use specific humidity readings to make sure the humidity in the affected area is going down. When it is thoroughly dry, the specific humidity in the area should be the same or lower than the specific humidity in an area which was not affected. 

SERVPRO of Newport News ensures your home is dry again before we say the job is complete. Doing this avoids any additional damage in your home in the Hampton Roads area such as mold growth, give us a call (757) 244-8467 when you have a water damage problem. 

Tips On Keeping Moisture Out of Your Building During a Storm

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Rain damage can occur without warning, when it happens contact storm restoration experts.

Tips on how to Prevent Moisture from Entering your Building and Causing Damage

Rain damage from a storm in Newport News, VA can result in costly damage to the interior and exterior of your business. In order to protect your business, it can be valuable to know how to prevent moisture from entering your building and causing damage.

  1. Create a Physical Barrier

In order to decrease the likelihood of water and mold damage to your building, it can be helpful to put a barrier between your building and the elements. A building envelope acts as a water-resistant cover and protects your business from strong winds and heavy rains. In order for the envelope to be of use, it’s often important to make sure the envelope is securely placed around your building before a storm hits.

  1. Inspect Your Building Before the Storm

Rain damage can occur seemingly without warning, and it may be necessary to contact storm restoration experts to fix the damage. However, it’s often preferable to prevent damage from occurring. By inspecting your building before a storm, you are likely to notice if there are any loose shingles, small holes or other areas where water may be able to enter your building. Inspecting the building frequently will allow you to make the necessary changes that can help to prepare your property for a disaster.

  1. Clear and Re-position Gutters

If your property’s gutters are clogged or are positioned too closely to your business, the likelihood of water damage and mold growth increases. In order to avoid black mold growth and other issues related to water damage, it can be useful to clear your business’s gutters before a storm. Moving your gutters to ensure the flow of water is not directed at your building’s foundation can also be helpful.

Though storms have the potential to cause major issues for a business, preventing moisture from entering the building can make damage less likely to occur. By creating a physical barrier, inspecting your property before a storm and clearing and re-positioning your building’s gutters, you can help to keep your business safe from rain damage.

Storm Water Damage

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Tree fell on home due to heavy rain storm damage

July 22, 2019

Did your Home or Business get affected by a Storm?

Don't wait to call in the Professionals if you had Water Damage caused by Heavy Rain Falls or Flooding.  The longer you wait to start the Drying Process the more severe damages can start and the more expensive it can get.

Contact SERVPRO of Newport News, we specialize in the Cleaning and Drying to all Water Damages.  Don't wait to get your Home or Business back to normal.  Don't wait for the Water Damage to turn to Mold Damage!

Whether your Water Damage is caused by Storms, Supply line failures or Sewage over flows Call the Professionals Right away!  We receive many calls weeks after the Source of Water Intrusion and by then it’s too late!

Don't wait any longer!  Call SERVPRO of Newport News at 757-244-8467!

Put your business back to work

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Drying out a water damaged hallway

05/28/19

Restoring Your Newport News Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Newport News commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Newport News

SERVPRO of Newport News specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet our Team

Certifications

WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

ASD -   Applied Structural Drying Technician

CCT -   Carpet Cleaning Technician

SRT -   Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician

We are here to help with your unexpected water damage

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

We are here to help with your unexpected water damage

SERVPRO of Newport News 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

Water Damage

SERVPRO of Newport News provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service on the Peninsula.

SERVPRO of Newport News is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

Call Today -757-244-8467

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Newport News has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

Your name and contact information

Your insurance information (if applicable)

The street address of the water-damaged home or business

When did the flooding or water damage occur?

What caused the water damage (if known)?

Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Newport News

SERVPRO of Newport News specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Our Team of Experts

Our Certifications:

WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician

CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician

SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician

RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation

AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

OCT - Odor Control Technician

IICRC Certified Firm

ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program

CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist