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Smoke Webs

Smoke Webs

These really are not cobwebs you missed when you were cleaning.  Residues from burning plastics or the soot from furnace disorders, form long chains of ionized smoke particles that assemble in corners or at junctions of walls and ceilings which are called smoke webs!

Need to keep your business open?

Need to keep your business open?

A small water damage occurred from a window left open at this Prince William County business. A small portion of the main lobby was affected. SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge crews were able to install a containment barrier, using plastic, tension poles and painters tape. The containment barrier allowed the business to stay open while the drying equipment ran and kept the staff and customers safe.

Did you hardwood floors get water damaged?

Did you hardwood floors get water damaged?

Did you have a water damage that got your real hardwood flooring wet?  If you act fast and call SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge we can install specialized drying mats to pull the moisture from the floor.

This hardwood floor drying system offers the most efficient way to extract water vapor from hard wood floor without having to remove the flooring.

We are always here when you need us, call 703-583-8484.

Drying is a Science!?

Drying is a Science!?

Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water-damaged structure to its preloss condition, and SERVPRO® Dale City/Lake Ridge is an industry leader in the science of drying. 

We will have a blog next month to explain more, be sure to stay tuned!

Hurricane Season 2017 Is Here!

Hurricane Season 2017 Is Here!

Hurricane season is currently underway. For the Atlantic, the season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began in mid-May and also ends November 30.

Hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds, and tornadoes. While the primary threat is in coastal areas, many inland areas can also be affected by these hazards, as well as by secondary events such as power outages as a result of high winds and landslides due to rainfall.

Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Plan an evacuation route and your emergency plan, take inventory of your property, and take steps to protect your home or business.

For more information and preparation tips, visit the Ready campaign website at www.ready.gov/hurricanes.

Ultrasonic Cleaning Available

Ultrasonic Cleaning Available

With Ultrasonics no scrubbing or abrasive chemicals are necessary.  Objects are submersed in a specially formulated solution.  Sound waves pass through the solution and lift away soot, smoke and odor.  The process is much more efficient and effective than any other known means.

On the Job

On the Job

Our amazing crews can even clean the carpet in your business making it smell nice and fresh or get rid of a stain from a spill.  The service can even be done during non-business hours.  Call 703-583-8484 to arrange an appointment.

Why did they use an Air Scrubber?

Why did they use an Air Scrubber?

Air scrubbers help protect the health of workers and building occupants by providing a clean and healthy environment. They also limit the airborne particles being disrupted relocating to other areas.


If these contaminants are not removed, they will have a negative effect on the indoor air quality (IAQ) of the worksite. While naturally occurring particles, such as human skin cells, animal hair, and dirt, are nearly always present, toxic gases released by sewage-borne bacteria and mold spores can cause adverse human health effects when inhaled. In short, these contaminants can compromise the quality of the entire restoration job.

On the Job

On the Job

Our crews utilize containment barriers in many situations.  Barriers can be used to make a space smaller so that the area will dry quicker and they are also used during jobs with contaminants that can spread such as mold or sewage smells.

On the Job

On the Job

Our amazing Sales Professionals attend Business Network International (BNI Connect) meetings every week to develop and maintain long-term meaningful relationships with other business professionals.  When customers request a referral for another company, our Sales Professionals are able to confidentially refer another business.

Water Extraction

Water Extraction

One of our crew members extracting water at a local business on Christmas Eve.  You never know when water damage can occur, always be prepared!  Speak to one of our marketing reps about an Emergency ready profile or read about them on our blog at http://www.SERVPROdalecitylakeridge.com/blog/post/26328/commercial/be-ready-with-SERVPRO-erp

Mold due to rain coming through siding

Mold due to rain coming through siding

For mold growth to begin only two things are required; a food source (drywall, carpet, etc.) and water.  Be sure to check your newer or older home after storms to make sure water did not come in through unsuspecting areas; such as, siding, windows, and fireplaces.

Checking for Moisture

Checking for Moisture

One of our crew members checking for moisture at a local Woodbridge home.  Our crews come out daily and check the drying progression of the affected areas, at your home or business, to help get you back to "Like it never even happened." as quickly as possible!

Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

Storm season is upon us!  Be sure to take these hints and protect your home and property by taking the necessary precautions.  

  • Gutters & Drains cleaned and free of debris
  • Repair roof damage
  • Window wells are cleaned and free of debris
  • Sump pump in good working condition
  • Remove dead trees from property

These are just a few ways storms can damage your home!

Check Hidden Areas for Mold

Check Hidden Areas for Mold

Mold can hide between wall cavities, under cabinets and other hidden areas.  It is always better to call SERVPRO Professionals to assess after a water damage has occurred to keep you home safe for you and your family!

SERVPRO Cares!

SERVPRO Cares!

Just when you thought that there was no way that you could get your property restored as soon as possible. SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge guarantees to have it look "Like it never even happened."

Containment

Containment

Everywhere in the house was affected by a hot water heater.  The tenant residing in the home did not tell the landlord.

Lucky for them, SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge was able to perform remediation, all the mold was removed and the home is safe for rental again.

Extreme Heat Safety Tips to Prepare Your Home:

Extreme Heat Safety Tips to Prepare Your Home:

  • Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if necessary.
  • Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation.
  • Install temporary window reflectors (for use between windows and drapes), such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
  • Weather-strip doors and sills to keep cool air in.
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers. (Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80 percent.)
  • Keep storm windows up all year.

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!

Our team won the very prestigious, Soaring Eagle Award, at the Contractor Connection Convention this past week.  This award recognized our team for Superior Member Service, Quality and Partnership.

We are so proud of our team and their commitment to all of our customers and the vendors that we service. 

May 6th is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

May 6th is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

In 2016, there were 61,920 wildfires in the U.S., which burned 5.3 million acres, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III). Nearly 90% of wildfires are caused by humans. Help reduce your community’s wildfire risk by participating in a local event for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. To see a project map to locate local events, or for more information and resources to host your own event, visit wildfirepreday.org

Deep Frying a Turkey?

Deep Frying a Turkey?

Are you deep frying a turkey this week?  Please remember these tips...

  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot.
  • Even a small amount of cooling oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
  • Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
  • The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles can get dangerously hot!

SERVPRO of Dale City/Lake Ridge wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday!

Incoming Weather Update 9/28/16

Incoming Weather Update 9/28/16

Storm Prediction Center has upgraded a large portion of Virginia to SLIGHT RISK for severe weather this afternoon. Thunderstorms will likely produce TORRENTIAL rainfall, along with damaging winds, flash flooding, and large hail....also the potential for a few tornadoes.

Marketing Mascot

Marketing Mascot

Charlie Grace is ready to go out marketing today!  Please take a picture of our HHR if you see it in your area and post a photo to our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRO9171/?ref=bookmarks

Hero Ready

Hero Ready

Our fleet of vehicels at SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge is ready to respond at a moments notice to your emergency 24/7/365. 

You may reach our office anytime by calling 703-583-8484 to report your emergency.

New Equipment!!

New Equipment!!

50 new air movers are going into rotation today!! Air movers produce a wide, focused airflow path for fast, consistent drying across all types of surfaces.

Should you have an emergecy call us at 703-583-8484. 

On the Job

On the Job

SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge Professionals cleaning up blown insulation after a ceiling collapsed while a customer was away on vacation. The owner could not believe how quickly and completely our crews were able to clean up the mess. We make disasters "Like it never even happened."

On the Job

On the Job

One of our Professionals extracting carpet and pad after a water damage.  Extracting the carpet removes the excess water, assisting Mother Nature in the drying process. 

Extraction is done before adding equipment to dry the carpet in place. Extraction is also done prior to removal of the carpet and pad after a water damage so that water does not get in the unaffected areas of the home.

On the Job

On the Job

Local SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge Professionals assisting one of our customers board up a window after a fire to help protect their home.  Helping to Make it Like it Never Happened.

On The Job

On The Job

A local resturant called the SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge Professionals to come in and look at the hardwood flooring in the dining room of their restuarant after a fire to ensure there was no moisture left behind.

Mold Ready

Mold Ready

This Woodbridge home had damage to the interior of the house after a tree fell on the roof.  Our crews are suited up and protected while removing wet & moldy building materials.