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Flood Damage in Shady Spring?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

The exterior of a flooded home is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

SERVPRO® of Beckley responds to storm damage emergencies every year in Shady Spring. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross on cleaning and repairing your home after a flood:

  • Wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots, and be cautious when cleaning up
  • Learn more about how to clean up after a flood, including the supplies you’ll need, how to sanitize food contact surfaces, and how to repair water damage
  • Be careful when moving furnishings or debris because they may be waterlogged and heavier
  • Throw out mattresses, carpeting, cosmetics, stuffed animals, baby toys, and other items that absorb water and cannot be cleaned or disinfected
  • Throw out all food, beverages, and medicine exposed to floodwaters and mud. When in doubt, throw it out. This includes canned goods, plastic utensils, baby bottle nipples, and containers with food or liquid that has been sealed shut.
  • Pump out flooded basements gradually (about one-third of the water per day) to avoid structural damage. If the water is pumped out completely in a short period of time, pressure from water-saturated soil on the outside could cause basement walls to collapse.
  • Service damaged septic tanks, cesspools, pits, and leaching systems as soon as possible. Damaged sewage systems are health hazards.

Call Us Today!

When you require storm damage restoration services in Shady Spring, SERVPRO® of Beckley has a team of highly trained and certified restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to your call. Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Dryer Fire in Beckley?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

A dirty lint trap is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

SERVPRO® of Beckley responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year Beckley, and in many cases, these fires may have been prevented by performing some routine maintenance. The National Fire Protection Association reports that the leading cause of clothes dryer fires is the failure to clean them.

Here are some dryer safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Dryers should be properly grounded
  • Check the outdoor vent flap to make sure it is not covered by snow
  • Keep the area around your dryer clear of things that can burn, like boxes, cleaning supplies and clothing, etc.
  • Clothes that have come in contact with flammable substances, like gasoline, paint thinner, or similar solvents should be laid outside to dry, they can be washed and dried as usual
  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter
  • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry
  • Remove lint that has collected around the drum
  • Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly
  • Follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and don’t overload your dryer
  • Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency in Beckley, SERVPRO® of Beckley has a team of highly trained and certified restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to your call.

Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Emergency in Beckley?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

A 24-hour sign is shown. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

Every Minute Counts in Beckley

When you have a water damage emergency, fast response and mitigation are required to minimize the potential for further damage. Water can cause damage to your home in as little as one hour! At SERVPRO® of Beckley, our water restoration technicians are on call 24-hours a day to mitigate water damage emergencies. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that shows the damage water can do in one day:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency of any size, SERVPRO® of Beckley has a team of highly trained and certified restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to your call. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Beckley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Faster to Any Size Disaster in Beckley?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

A white dog is running fast through a meadow. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

Every Minute Counts in Beckley

When you have a fire or water damage emergency, fast response and mitigation is required to minimize the potential for further damage. Water used in firefighting efforts or other water damage can become a costly repair if allowed to remain unmitigated for too long. Even one hour can cause the cost of the repair and the time required to restore the damage to increase.

At SERVPRO® of Beckley, we practice the one, four, eight, hour rule. This means:

ONE HOUR: We will contact you within one hour of your call or notice of a loss.

FOUR HOURS: Within four hours of loss notification, we will be on-site to start mitigation services.

EIGHT HOURS: Within eight hours of on-site arrival, we will provide a verbal briefing of the scope of work to the appropriate person, usually the insurance claims adjuster or the property manager.

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire, water, mold, or storm damage emergency of any size, SERVPRO® of Beckley has a team of highly trained and certified restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to your call. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll clean and restore your residential or commercial property damage in Beckley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Breakroom in Beckley Business?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

A colorful breakroom in an office building is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

Beckley Breakroom Blues

Over the weekend the water supply line in our office breakroom in Beckley failed, leaving the breakroom covered in an inch of water. Fortunately, the janitorial service noticed it and called me at home. SERVPRO® of Beckley came out right away, assessed the situation, and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process.

Advanced Technology

The technicians brought in powerful water extraction equipment and removed the water from the floor and hallway. Once the bulk of the water was removed, they set up industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from the ceiling, walls, floors, and furniture. They documented the drying process and returned the area to normal moisture levels.

Because of their fast response time we were able to avoid a more costly and time-consuming repair. By the time every one returned to work on Monday, you would never know there had been a tiny lake in the breakroom!

Call Us Today!

When you have a commercial water damage emergency of any kind, SERVPRO® of Beckley has a team of highly trained storm restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies in Beckley. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll clean and restore your commercial water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Rainstorm Damage in Oceana?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

The backyard of a home is shown flooded by a heavy downpour of rain. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

Storm damage happens in Oceana.

During the last rainstorm, my roof began to leak, and water came in through the attic and down through the ceiling. My neighbor told me to call SERVPRO® of Beckley. They arrived quickly and tarped up the roof and conducted a thorough inspection and determined the cause of the damage as a cracked shingle and deteriorated flashing by my chimney. They dried out the area and returned my home to pre-water damage condition in a short amount of time.

According to a study published by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), roof leaks were the most common source of water damage in the study, and the potential for a roof leak was even higher in regions where freezing weather and severe wind and hail were frequent. The IBHS suggests having a professional inspect the roof annually and to make repairs if:

  • There are cracked or missing shingles or loose or missing granules
  • Flashing has deteriorated, especially around chimneys and vents
  • Pooling water is present

Call Us Today!

When you have a storm damage emergency, every minute counts and SERVPRO® of Beckley has a team of highly trained storm restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to storm damage emergencies in Oceana. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll clean and restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Wildfire Risk Reduction Safety Tips for Beckley?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

A wildfire is burning in a forested area. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

Wildfire Season is Coming to Beckley

The City of Beckley Fire Prevention Department provides public education for local businesses and citizens of the Beckley community. Some of the services they offer include fire extinguisher training, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, and fire safety education. As we get into warmer weather, wildfires become a greater risk and SERVPRO® of Beckley offer these wildfire risk reduction safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to help make your home and neighborhood safer:

Action Items to Improve Your Home’s Survivability

  • REMOVE leaves, pine needles, and other flammable material from the roof, gutters, and on and under the deck to help prevent embers from igniting your home
  • SCREEN areas below decks and porches with 1/8-inch wire mesh to help prevent material from accumulating underneath
  • COVER exterior attic and soffit vents with 1/8-inch wire mesh to help prevent sparks from entering your home
  • ENCLOSE eaves to help prevent ember entry
  • INSPECT shingles or roof tiles
  • REPLACE missing shingles or tiles
  • COVER ends of tiles with bird stops or cement to help prevent ember penetration during a wildfire

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Beckley has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies in Beckley. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Biohazard Cleanup in Glen Daniel?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

A white container with a label stating “biohazard” is shown. We respond to biohazard emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

Biohazard exposure can happen in Glen Daniel

Although we are better known for fire and water restoration, SERVPRO® of Beckley also provides biohazard cleanup and restoration services. Here are some tips from our website on what to do and not do before help arrives:

Safety First

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.
  • Floodwater can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Beckley has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to biohazard emergencies in Glen Daniel. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll clean and restore your property, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Restoration Services in Beckley?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

A ladder is shown in a room undergoing reconstruction. We respond to commercial damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

No job is too big.

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Beckley has been providing commercial restoration services to the business owners of Beckley and the surrounding areas for over twenty-two years? We are invested in our community and have the specialized equipment, advanced training, and experience to mitigate any fire, water, storm, or mold damage emergency your business may be experiencing.

We restore buildings of all sizes and always work to get your business back up and running quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption to your customers and employees. Our highly trained technicians are on-call 24-hours a day so no matter when you need our help, we can be there to begin the mitigation process immediately.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

We are part of a national network of over 1700 franchises, so no matter how big the job is, we can mobilize teams and equipment quickly. We also have a general contractor license and can supervise a full range of building and reconstruction services, allowing you one convenient point of contact for the entire job!

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Beckley has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to commercial damage emergencies in Beckley. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Lightning Strikes in Beckley?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is shown lighting up a stormy sky. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Raleigh County.

Thunderstorm Safety Tips for Beckley

Each March, West Virginia holds Severe Weather Awareness Week to create awareness for all kinds of severe weather, including thunderstorms, which are a common occurrence in the spring. Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include powerful winds, create lightning and hail, and cause flash flooding and tornadoes.

SERVPRO® of Beckley responds to storm damage emergencies often throughout the year in Beckley and offers these thunderstorm safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on preparing for a thunderstorm:

  • Know your area’s risk of thunderstorms. They can occur year-round and at any hour. Sign up for your community’s warning system.
  • The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • Identify sturdy buildings close to where you live, work, study, and play.
  • Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on your home.
  • Consider buying surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system to protect your home, appliances, and electronic devices.
  • Secure outside furniture.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Beckley has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to storm damage emergencies in Beckley. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.