Recent Commercial Posts

HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning at your Commercial Business

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Spring is the perfect time to get your HVAC system(s) and air ducts cleaned at your facility. Our professionals at SERVPRO of Norfolk and Portsmouth are happy to provide you with a free estimate for our cleaning services. There are several factors that contribute to dirty HVAC systems and air ducts including dust, pollen, dirt, debris and smoke (cigar & cigarette).

While recommended, it is not always necessary to have your HVAC system(s) or air ducts cleaned. Give us a call and our professionals will come out and asses your facility at no cost. We will direct you on any further steps you can take to minimize air quality concerns at your commercial business.

Call us at (757) 397-3770 for your free estimate from SERVPRO of Norfolk and Portsmouth today.

Odor Deodorization and Removal at Your Commercial Business

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Norfolk and Portsmouth, our technicians are IICRC trained in identifying & eliminating offensive odors at your commercial business. These odors come from different sources, both inside & outside of your facility. Our job is to determine the source of the odor and eliminate it by using our specialized equipment. Hot thermal foggers and ozone machines help get rid of odors by deodorizing and disinfecting the airborne particles that cause odors inside your commercial business. We also use air-scrubbers containing HEPA filters, and disinfectants and sanitizers to help prevent mold if water is the source of the odor. Many times, having a water damage comes with odors. If you are experiencing an odor issue at your commercial business, call us at 757-397-3770. We will come out to locate the source and remediate it quickly so you can get your business back to normal, helping you feel “Like it never even happened.”

Let us Compile a FREE Emergency Ready Plan for Your Commercial Business

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth, we know emergencies are always stressful and unexpected. That’s why we now offer a free service to business owners called our “Emergency Ready Plan (ERP)”. We come out to your facility at no cost to you, and photograph and label the main shut offs- electric, water and gas. We gather emergency contact information, including your local police, fire departments and hospitals. We notate emergency exits, fire extinguishers & phones located on the premise. We can also add anything else you would like to be included as important emergency information.

We put the information together and provide you with hard copies for you and your staff to keep on hand. Our Emergency Ready Plan can also be downloaded as an app on your phone. This way, you will have the information readily available in the event of an emergency at your commercial business. Our ERP will also allow you to edit and make any necessary changes that may arise.

If you are interested in utilizing us for an ERP at your facility, call SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth at 757-397-3770. An ERP from SERVPRO has been proven to help lessen the damage to your business by making this important information readily accessible. And if you experience a water or fire damage at your commercial business, call SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth. We promise to help make your damage feel “Like it never even happened.”

Preventing Mold Growth at Your Commercial Property

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Mold is not something you want to find at your business. It can cause heart and respiratory issues, especially in children and people with existing health problems. However, there are some precautions you can take to limit mold exposure at your commercial property.

Mold grows in dark and wet areas that have high moisture levels, like basements and crawl spaces. This makes it hard to spot when it starts growing. Watch for signs like musty odors and black or green fuzzy stains on walls, rugs and carpets. Run fans and dehumidifiers to keep the space as dry as possible.

Check your pipes, roofs, doors and windows for leaks and get them repaired right away. Make sure your ventilation/HVAC systems are clean and up to code. Mold will hide in your vents and can spread quickly throughout your property if untreated.

If you suspect you have mold at your commercial business, or have any questions concerning the remediation process, call SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth at 757-397-3770. We are happy to help you with any questions or concerns you have. We will walk you through the proper steps to take to get it treated and help to make your mold damage feel “Like it never even happened.”

Common Causes of Commercial Water Damage

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Having a water damage at your facility can be stressful. At SERVPRO of Norfolk and Portsmouth, we are available 24 hours a day, and make it our goal to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible. Some of the most common causes of water damage include:

  • Busted/Leaking Pipes
  • Faulty HVAC Systems
  • Plumbing Issues
  • Leaky Roofs
  • Faulty Appliances (Dishwashers, Washing Machines, Refrigerators, Hot Water Heaters)

Many times, a water damage seems to come out of nowhere, but there are usually signs before they occur. Even if you don’t see anything, you may hear water in the walls, or smell mold that has started to develop. Sometimes a puddle will form near the leak, or you will see discoloration in the walls/flooring. A water damage can also cause drywall to crack or peel. If you notice an increase in your utility bill, that could be an indication of damage as well.

If you suspect a water damage has occurred at your business, call SERVPRO of Norfolk and Portsmouth at 757-397-3770. We understand the urgency of the situation and will take care of it right away to prevent further damage to your facility down the road.

 At SERVPRO of Norfolk and Portsmouth, our commitment to you is to help make your commercial water damage feel “Like it never even happened.”

How to Prevent a Fire at your Commercial Business

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

The best way to avoid a fire at your facility is to take preventative measures. Here are some tips on how you can spare your business from the damaging effects of a fire:

  • Make sure you have smoke alarms installed on every floor and test them every month to make sure they are working properly.
  • Make sure your electrical system is up to code and properly maintained.
  • Keep all gutters and drains clean and free of debris.
  • Do not smoke or burn candles inside the building.
  • Never leave your cooking unattended.
  • Make sure any flammable materials are properly stored.
  • Keep plenty of fire extinguishers handy.

As a business owner, it is important to have an evacuation plan in place for your staff if a fire occurs at your facility. Make sure your employees know how to access all emergency exits. Assign a designated meeting spot and take an employee head count immediately. Have plenty of first aid kits and emergency supplies readily available.

If the unfortunate does happen, and you experience a fire at your commercial business, call us at SERVPRO of Norfolk and Portsmouth at 757-397-3770. We understand the severity of your situation and the urgency to get your business up and running as quickly as possible. As always, we promise to make your fire loss feel “Like it never even happened.”

Power Outages Affect Hampton Roads 2019

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Due to the humid weather lately, Hampton roads has experienced many severe thunderstorms. This has, in turn, caused both residential homes as well as commercial business to experience outages.

Thousands were without power in Virginia Beach on the night of July 15, 2015 after a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for some areas on the Southside. According to Dominion Virginia Power, more than 2,000 customers in Virginia Beach experienced a power outage. Just after midnight, that number had been reduced to about 1,500 customers and the estimated restoration time was 3 a.m.

 Here are some tips that will prove to be helpful if a power outage looks likely.

To prepare for a power outage you should do the following:

•To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

•Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling power outages.

•Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer if there's room. Leave about an inch of space inside each one, because water expands as it freezes. This chilled or frozen water will help keep food cold during a temporary power outage, by displacing air that can warm up quickly with water or ice that keeps cold for several hours without additional refrigeration.

•Be aware that most medication that requires refrigeration can be kept in a closed refrigerator for several hours without a problem. If unsure, check with your physician or pharmacist.

•Keep your car tank at least half full because gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps.

•Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it. Garage doors can be heavy, so know that you may need help to lift it.

•Keep a key to your house with you if you regularly use the garage as the primary means of entering your home, in case the garage door will not open.

Always remember SERVPRO of Portsmouth is here to help by calling 757-397-3770.

Best Way to Reduce Business Interruptions

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Portsmouth is a 24/7 emergency service provider. We respond quickly and promptly whenever a disaster strikes. Let me ask you guys something. Did you know that SERVPRO of Portsmouth can assist you in creating a plan before any disaster happens so you and your crew can be better prepared? We can come out to your business with an ERP (Emergency Ready Plan) to help assemble the information that is needed to get your business back up and running if a disaster occurs. The team here at SERVPRO of Portsmouth are here to help you keep your business going and reduce damage and loss revenue to your business. Call us at 757-397-3770 to see how we can assist you so we can make and feel "Like it never even happened." 

Restoring Your Portsmouth Commercial Property after a water damage 2019

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Portsmouth 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 SERVPRO of Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

SERVPRO of Portsmouth 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.

We Answer the Phone Ready and are ready to Help!


Call Today - 757-397-3770

Certifications

  • SSI - Substrate Subfloor Introduction
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • SCI/SPI/SEN - Carpet Inspector
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • MSI - Marble and Stone Inspector
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician

Affiliations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • American Fire Sprinkler Association
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate
  • Hampton Roads Claims Association
  • Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Commercial Water Damage Portsmouth 2019

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Portsmouth Strives to Restore Your Commercial Water Damaged Property

It's the worst nightmare for any commercial property owner. You have tenants approved; they move in, and for whatever reason, they go out of their way to damage your walls, carpet, flooring, fixtures and appliances. Somehow they even managed to destroy the crown molding and baseboards. They've caused water damage to areas that don't even have any plumbing. Light fixtures, switches, faucets, tubs, and all of the furniture that was on the property, including some of theirs that they left behind during their hasty escape are all damaged.

What would you say if I told you that you have access to professionally trained commercial water damage technicians in SERVPRO Portsmouth that are ready to assist you during every step of this sort of restoration and more? Our expertly trained staff will even help you with all of the paperwork that is required to submit to your insurance company. To help in reducing the costs associated with the repairs, we have technicians specifically designed to handle every aspect of the restoration so that typically we can accomplish the entire commercial water damage and rebuild needed.
 
SERVPRO of Portsmouth technicians are available whenever you need us. We have twenty-four-hour emergency service and rapid response teams to get to your commercial property fast and perform the repairs that you need. We'll perform a full inspection and assessment and go over everything with you that is required to return your commercial property to its pre-damage condition. 
 
We can handle moving all of your furniture and valuables to a safe location on-site or even off-site while repairs are performed to the rest of the property. At SERVPRO of Portsmouth we take great care to restore as many of your items as possible and treat your valuables as though they were our own, working hard to make this incident as inconvenient as possible.

Document Restoration 

In the aftermath of disaster, some of your most valued contents—documents, photographs, and books—could be lost forever. As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO knows that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology, SERVPRO’s restoration professionals will help you recover your paper goods before it is too late.

Our Document Restoration Facility:

  • Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
  • Secure: managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance
  • Digital: we use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents
  • Flexible capacity - we can accommodate large commercial losses or small residential jobs
  • Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization

 
SERVPRO of Portsmouth is here to help, from water removal to full restoration of your property, leave your commercial water damage restoration needs to our expertly trained staff. We'll have your property back to working order and ready for your next tenant as soon as possible with as little impact on your normal daily operations as we can. 
 
The professional services at SERVPRO of Portsmouth are only a phone call away and available to you 24/7, make the call, you won't be disappointed. 757-397-3770

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Portsmouth 2019

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property no matter the time. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Portsmouth.

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Portsmouth have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your commercial fire damage emergency. They will respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion—getting your property business-ready. Learn more about SERVPRO of Portsmouth Professional training and certifications.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

If you need help with fire damage cleanup and restoration, call SERVPRO of Portsmouth at 757-397-3770.

Do you know what's in the water 2019

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

3 Categories of Water

Water damage can cause stress in the home or workplace. Whether your water loss is large or small, it is crucial to remediate the situation quickly to prevent any further issues. Water is classified into 3 categories, and it’s important to be able to distinguish the differences among them.

The first category is “Clean Water.” Clean water is the least contaminated, and comes from a clean source, like a leaky faucet or water line. It can turn into a category 2 or 3 if left untreated and exposed to factors such as temperature and other contaminants.

The second category is “Gray Water.” Gray water is contaminated and can come from a dishwasher or washing machine overflow. It is important to remediate gray water as quickly as possible, as it may contain bacteria. And if left untreated, it can turn into a category 3- “Black Water.”

Black water is severely contaminated. Having contact with black water can cause serious illness, and in some cases even death. Examples of black water include flooding from waterways, and standing water. Black water may contain chemicals, microbes and sewage. Avoid any contact with black water.

At SERVPRO of Portsmouth, we provide free estimates for every type of water damage. We want our customers to have peace of mind knowing they will be taken care of by our certified professionals. Our state of the art equipment will have your home or business dry, clean and back to normalcy in a timely and professional manner. If you have any concerns related to a water damage, or to schedule a free estimate, please call us today at 757-397-3770

Commercial Mold in Hampton Roads 2019

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is often the unseen enemy within our homes or businesses. It sneaks to find an ideal nook that it calls home, and from there it can gradually grow and expand its reach. And because it comes up on us unidentified, if left unchecked, 

The textbook Mold building

Mold is very particular about where it resides. You won’t find it on a windowsill that’s bright with sunlight. Nor will you see it on floors and tiles that you walk on daily and vacuum and mop daily. However, even if most of the area is airy, filled with natural and artificial light, and cleaned often, there are sources inside your area that can allow Mold to flourish:

Indoor Humidity Levels

Climates that are extremely humid can lead to indoor humidity levels rising. On the other extreme, homeowners living with low indoor humidity levels tend to power up their humidifiers to seek relief. Other sources of indoor humidity include:

Mold needs indoor humidity levels to be slightly higher than 55% to take root. So whether you use a humidifier or a de-humidifier, make sure the humidity levels inside your home never surpass the 55% level.

Condensation Causes Mold

Cold surfaces can create condensation in your home. Condensation collects on cold metal pipes as well as on cold concrete floors, even if there is carpet over the top, and on walls. Places like these where condensation occurs are prime spots for mold growth.

Indoor leaks

Leaking roofs, pipes and appliances (washing machines, dish washers, water heaters) are another source of house Mold. Hidden pipes (behind walls and floors) can sometimes host Mold for many years, allowing it to spread throughout the home, before the telltale signs (discoloration, damp patches, and odor) of Mold begin to appear.

The Mold Theme  

By now, readers may have grasped on to the fact that the common sources of Mold explored above have a common theme. Can you guess what that is? If you guessed Dampness, then you are right.  Anywhere there’s unchecked dampness within the house, Mold finds a home. And the best way to protect yourself is to continually inspect and observe every part of the home, especially rarely used or lightly trafficked areas.

If you have questions or are concerned about potential mold in your home of office, please contact SERVPRO of Portsmouth at 757-397-3770.

Commercial Desiccant Ready for your Large Loss

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

If you have a large commercial water loss and you need it remedied as quickly as possible, call SERVPRO of Portsmouth at 757-397-3770. We have recently acquired a state of the art, 5000 CFM Desiccant, accompanied by a 150kw generator. Our desiccant is designed to dry large commercial buildings in a fraction of the time of a conventional fan or air mover. This helps you and your business get back on track as soon as possible, making the damage feel “Like it never even happened.”

Currently, our desiccant is stationed in Louisiana, where we are helping the flood victims get their buildings dried out and ready to open for business again. We understand how devastating disasters can be, and how important it is to help people get back to normalcy as quickly as possible. Our Desiccant will remain in Louisiana for as long as it takes to ensure the safety and peace of minds of the victims of this terrible tragedy. As soon as we finish our work in Louisiana, the desiccant will be back in Hampton Roads ready for any size commercial loss.

Power Outages Affect Hampton Roads 2018

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Due to the humid weather lately, Hampton roads has experienced many severe thunderstorms. This has, in turn, caused both residential homes as well as commercial business to experience outages.

Thousands were without power in Virginia Beach on the night of July 15, 2015 after a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for some areas on the Southside. According to Dominion Virginia Power, more than 2,000 customers in Virginia Beach experienced a power outage. Just after midnight, that number had been reduced to about 1,500 customers and the estimated restoration time was 3 a.m.

 Here are some tips that will prove to be helpful if a power outage looks likely.

To prepare for a power outage you should do the following:

•To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

•Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling power outages.

•Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer if there's room. Leave about an inch of space inside each one, because water expands as it freezes. This chilled or frozen water will help keep food cold during a temporary power outage, by displacing air that can warm up quickly with water or ice that keeps cold for several hours without additional refrigeration.

•Be aware that most medication that requires refrigeration can be kept in a closed refrigerator for several hours without a problem. If unsure, check with your physician or pharmacist.

•Keep your car tank at least half full because gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps.

•Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it. Garage doors can be heavy, so know that you may need help to lift it.

•Keep a key to your house with you if you regularly use the garage as the primary means of entering your home, in case the garage door will not open.

Always remember SERVPRO of Portsmouth is here to help by calling 757-397-3770.

Keeping Up with Your Commercial Maintenance Needs 2018

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

It’s very important to keep up with your commercial maintenance needs because this can prevent damages to your property. Things like checking your hot water heater to see when the last time it was replaced or checking the condensation lines coming from your air conditioning unit are quick and easy preventative measures. These are just some of the things you can check to prevent damages to your home.

Most water damages come from a preventable source such as your hot water heater or air conditioning condensation line. With hot water heaters you should replace them every 8–12 years. Replacement will vary with the severity of your local weather, the design of the unit, quality of installation, and the maintenance your unit has received. With an air conditioner condensation line we would recommend cleaning it once a year to maintain a blockage free line.

There are plenty of websites that explain how to do these things yourself but we would recommend that if you are not a professional, you should hire a professional to perform maintenance on your home. Performing these two quick and easy checks can go a long way in preventing any potential issues. 

REMEMBER to call SERVPRO of Portsmouth at 757-397-3770 when you need help

Power Outages Affect Hampton Roads

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Is your business prepared???

Due to the humid weather lately, Hampton roads has experienced many severe thunderstorms. This has, in turn, caused both residential homes as well as commercial business to experience outages.

Thousands were without power in Virginia Beach on the night of July 15, 2015 after a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for some areas on the Southside. According to Dominion Virginia Power, more than 2,000 customers in Virginia Beach experienced a power outage. Just after midnight, that number had been reduced to about 1,500 customers and the estimated restoration time was 3 a.m.

 Here are some tips that will prove to be helpful if a power outage looks likely.

To prepare for a power outage you should do the following:

•To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

•Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling power outages.

•Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer if there's room. Leave about an inch of space inside each one, because water expands as it freezes. This chilled or frozen water will help keep food cold during a temporary power outage, by displacing air that can warm up quickly with water or ice that keeps cold for several hours without additional refrigeration.

•Be aware that most medication that requires refrigeration can be kept in a closed refrigerator for several hours without a problem. If unsure, check with your physician or pharmacist.

•Keep your car tank at least half full because gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps.

•Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it. Garage doors can be heavy, so know that you may need help to lift it.

•Keep a key to your house with you if you regularly use the garage as the primary means of entering your home, in case the garage door will not open.

Always remember SERVPRO of Portsmouth is here to help by calling 757-397-3770.

Keeping Up with Your Commercial Maintenance Needs

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Heaters

It’s very important to keep up with your commercial maintenance needs because this can prevent damages to your property. Things like checking your hot water heater to see when the last time it was replaced or checking the condensation lines coming from your air conditioning unit are quick and easy preventative measures. These are just some of the things you can check to prevent damages to your home.

Most water damages come from a preventable source such as your hot water heater or air conditioning condensation line. With hot water heaters you should replace them every 8–12 years. Replacement will vary with the severity of your local weather, the design of the unit, quality of installation, and the maintenance your unit has received. With an air conditioner condensation line we would recommend cleaning it once a year to maintain a blockage free line.

There are plenty of websites that explain how to do these things yourself but we would recommend that if you are not a professional, you should hire a professional to perform maintenance on your home. Performing these two quick and easy checks can go a long way in preventing any potential issues. 

REMEMBER to call SERVPRO of Portsmouth at 757-397-3770 when you need help.

Restoring Your Portsmouth/Norfolk Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Norfolk Portsmouth Today

Flooding and water damage events at Norfolk/Portsmouth 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 SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth 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 Norfolk/Portsmouth

SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth 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.

We Answer the Phone Ready and are ready to Help!


Call Today - 757-397-3770

Certifications

  • SSI - Substrate Subfloor Introduction
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • SCI/SPI/SEN - Carpet Inspector
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • MSI - Marble and Stone Inspector
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician

Affiliations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • American Fire Sprinkler Association
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate
  • Hampton Roads Claims Association
  • Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Commercial Water Damage Norfolk/Portsmouth VA

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Don't get caught unprepared!!!

SERVPRO of Portsmouth Strives to Restore Your Commercial Water Damaged Property

It's the worst nightmare for any commercial property owner. You have tenants approved; they move in, and for whatever reason, they go out of their way to damage your walls, carpet, flooring, fixtures and appliances. Somehow they even managed to destroy the crown molding and baseboards. They've caused water damage to areas that don't even have any plumbing. Light fixtures, switches, faucets, tubs, and all of the furniture that was on the property, including some of theirs that they left behind during their hasty escape are all damaged.

What would you say if I told you that you have access to professionally trained commercial water damage technicians in SERVPRO Norfolk/Portsmouth that are ready to assist you during every step of this sort of restoration and more? Our expertly trained staff will even help you with all of the paperwork that is required to submit to your insurance company. To help in reducing the costs associated with the repairs, we have technicians specifically designed to handle every aspect of the restoration so that typically we can accomplish the entire commercial water damage and rebuild needed.
 
SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth technicians are available whenever you need us. We have twenty-four-hour emergency service and rapid response teams to get to your commercial property fast and perform the repairs that you need. We'll perform a full inspection and assessment and go over everything with you that is required to return your commercial property to its pre-damage condition.
 
We can handle moving all of your furniture and valuables to a safe location on-site or even off-site while repairs are performed to the rest of the property. At SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth we take great care to restore as many of your items as possible and treat your valuables as though they were our own, working hard to make this incident as inconvenient as possible.

Document Restoration 

In the aftermath of disaster, some of your most valued contents—documents, photographs, and books—could be lost forever. As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO knows that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology, SERVPRO’s restoration professionals will help you recover your paper goods before it is too late.

Our Document Restoration Facility:

  • Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
  • Secure: managed by HIPPA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance
  • Digital: we use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents
  • Flexible capacity - we can accommodate large commercial losses or small residential jobs
  • Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization

 
SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth is here to help, from water removal to full restoration of your property, leave your commercial water damage restoration needs to our expertly trained staff. We'll have your property back to working order and ready for your next tenant as soon as possible with as little impact on your normal daily operations as we can.
 
The professional services at SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth are only a phone call away and available to you 24/7, make the call, you won't be disappointed. 757-397-3770

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO Norfolk/Portsmouth for your fire restoration needs!

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property no matter the time. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth.

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your commercial fire damage emergency. They will respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion—getting your property business-ready. Learn more about SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth Professional training and certifications.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

If you need help with fire damage cleanup and restoration, call SERVPRO of Norfolk/Portsmouth at 757-397-3770.

Commercial Desiccant Ready for Your Largest Loss

8/26/2016 (Permalink)

Our new truck, generator, and desiccant ready for action!

If you have a large commercial water loss and you need it remedied as quickly as possible, call SERVPRO of Portsmouth at 757-397-3770. We have recently acquired a state of the art, 5000 CFM Desiccant, accompanied by a 150kw generator. Our desiccant is designed to dry large commercial buildings in a fraction of the time of a conventional fan or air mover. This helps you and your business get back on track as soon as possible, making the damage feel “like it never even happened.”

Currently, our desiccant is stationed in Louisiana, where we are helping the flood victims get their buildings dried out and ready to open for business again. We understand how devastating disasters can be, and how important it is to help people get back to normalcy as quickly as possible. Our Desiccant will remain in Louisiana for as long as it takes to ensure the safety and peace of minds of the victims of this terrible tragedy. As soon as we finish our work in Louisiana, the desiccant will be back in Hampton Roads ready for any size commercial loss.

Power Outage Affects Hampton Roads

8/4/2015 (Permalink)

Is your commercial property prepared?

Due to the humid weather lately, Hampton roads has experienced many severe thunderstorms. This has, in turn, caused both residential homes as well as commercial business to experience outages.

Thousands were without power in Virginia Beach on the night of July 15, 2015 after a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for some areas on the Southside. According to Dominion Virginia Power, more than 2,000 customers in Virginia Beach experienced a power outage. Just after midnight, that number had been reduced to about 1,500 customers and the estimated restoration time was 3 a.m.

 Here are some tips that will prove to be helpful if a power outage looks likely.

To prepare for a power outage you should do the following:

•To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

•Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling power outages.

•Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer if there's room. Leave about an inch of space inside each one, because water expands as it freezes. This chilled or frozen water will help keep food cold during a temporary power outage, by displacing air that can warm up quickly with water or ice that keeps cold for several hours without additional refrigeration.

•Be aware that most medication that requires refrigeration can be kept in a closed refrigerator for several hours without a problem. If unsure, check with your physician or pharmacist.

•Keep your car tank at least half full because gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps.

•Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it. Garage doors can be heavy, so know that you may need help to lift it.

•Keep a key to your house with you if you regularly use the garage as the primary means of entering your home, in case the garage door will not open.

Always remember SERVPRO of Portsmouth is here to help by calling 757-397-3770.

Keeping Up with Your Commercial Maintenance Needs

8/20/2014 (Permalink)

A/C condensation line with algae buildup.

It’s very important to keep up with your commercial maintenance needs because this can prevent damages to your property. Things like checking your hot water heater to see when the last time it was replaced or checking the condensation lines coming from your air conditioning unit are quick and easy preventative measures. These are just some of the things you can check to prevent damages to your home.

Most water damages come from a preventable source such as your hot water heater or air conditioning condensation line. With hot water heaters you should replace them every 8–10 years. Replacement will vary with the severity of your local weather, the design of the unit, quality of installation, and the maintenance your unit has received. With an air conditioner condensation line we would recommend cleaning it once a year to maintain a blockage free line.

There are plenty of websites that explain how to do these things yourself but we would recommend that if you are not a professional, you should hire a professional to perform maintenance on your home. Performing these two quick and easy checks can go a long way in preventing any potential issues. 

REMEMBER to call SERVPRO of Portsmouth at 757-397-3770 when you need help.