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Certified Restoration Specialists in Oceana?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

The sun is rising as a driver passes a road sign that says, “Welcome to West Virginia, The Mountain State.” Raleigh County relies on us to mitigate property damage!

Locally Owned and Operated

When owner Steven Kelly opened SERVPRO® of Beckley, he was the only employee! Since then, he has grown his business and currently employs twenty men and women to provide cleanup and restoration services to the cities like Oceana, and the neighborhoods he covers through his SERVPRO franchise. He has a fleet of vehicles and a warehouse filled with specialized cleaning and restoration equipment. Steven is proud of the team he has built and knows that their commitment to excellence has been the impetus for his success. Steven is invested in his community and is affiliated with many local organizations. His team is highly trained and certified in:

Certifications

  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Affiliations

  • Beckley Babe Ruth
  • Beckley Board of Realtors
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors
  • IAQA-Corporate Member
  • Indoor Air Quality Association
  • Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Beckley has restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to respond to any fire, water, storm, or mold damage emergency you may have. Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewage Spill in Beckley Business?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

A sparkling clean bathroom complex inside a commercial building is shown. We provide a full range of specialty cleaning services for Raleigh County businesses!

Causes of Sewage Spills and Backups

Walking into a public restroom facility in Beckley with a sewage backup is never a good look for a commercial business, as the condition of the restrooms is a direct reflection of the business, and sewage spills can be health hazards. Sewage backups happen for many reasons. Some examples are:

  • Blockages due to tree roots
  • Broken or collapsed sewer lines
  • Septic tank obstructions
  • City sanitary mainline obstructions

Regardless of the cause of the sewage spill, when you need immediate help dealing with an emergency of this nature, SERVPRO® of Beckley is ready to respond 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Highly Trained Team

Sewer system water carries dangerous viruses and bacteria, so it is critical for the health and safety of your employees and customers to mitigate the spill as quickly as possible. Our technicians are specialty-trained to clean and restore areas exposed to biohazardous materials and they have specific safety gear and equipment to handle any form of sewage spill and water damage.

Call Us Today!

When you have a commercial water damage emergency of any kind or size in the Beckley area, SERVPRO® of Beckley is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are 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.

Downed Tree in Beckley?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

A chainsaw sits on top of a downed tree. Raleigh County relies on us to mitigate storm damage!

A tree falls in Beckley.

Did you know that a tree is not considered “planted” until it has been in the ground for five years? According to the Utah State University Forestry Department, there are many factors that contribute to the successful planting of a tree, including selecting trees acclimated to the region, selecting trees with well-developed crowns and with no wounds on the trunks or branches, and routinely mulching, watering, fertilizing, and pruning.  

Winter weather storms bring high winds, rain, snow, and ice to Raleigh County residents and SERVPRO® of Beckley respond to many winter storm damage emergencies during the winter season. Trees and tree branches are known to blow down from strong winds, and heavy rains saturate the soil and can cause tree roots to fail, and sometimes fallen trees cause damage to homes and buildings.

Our technicians are on-call 24 hours a day to assist you with storm and property damage emergencies. When we arrive, we will tarp and board up any areas of the home or structure exposed to the elements, provide an assessment of the damage, and begin the mitigation process. Our goal is to make the experience as stress-free as possible.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Beckley can respond to any size A chainsaw sits on top of a downed tree. emergency. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll restore your property damage in Beckley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Space Heater Fire in Pineville?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

A space heater is shown glowing and setting off heat in a room. Raleigh County residents rely on us to clean and restore fire damage.

Many West Virginians use space heaters to take the chill out of a cold room during the winter months, but according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), space heater fires were responsible for 43 percent of home heater fires in the United States between 2011 and 2015.

SERVPRO® of Beckley responds to fire damage emergencies in Pineville, and offers these tips from the NFPA on portable heater safety:

  • Purchase a heater with the seal of a qualified testing laboratory.
  • Keep the heater at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn, including people.
  • Choose a heater with a thermostat and overheat protection.
  • Place the heater on a solid, flat surface.
  • Make sure your heater has an auto shut-off to turn the heater off if it tips over.
  • Keep space heaters out of the way of foot traffic. Never block an exit.
  • Keep children away from the space heater.
  • Plug the heater directly into the wall outlet. Never use an extension cord.
  • Space heaters should be turned off and unplugged when you leave the room or go to bed.

Call Us Today!

When your home or business has a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® Beckley has a team of restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to respond to your call. We can usually arrive within four hours and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll restore your property damage in Pineville, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hotel Damage in Mullens?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

The reception desk of a hotel is shown with a bell and check in in sign. We respond to commercial damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Raleigh County!

Cleanup in Room 222

The altercation took place sometime after midnight in my Beckley hotel. Guests in the adjacent rooms called the front desk to report people arguing and some loud crashing sounds. When the police arrived, the room was empty, but it was a total mess and looked like a war zone. The amount of cleaning and restoration required went beyond what the hotel maids were capable of doing.

I called  SERVPRO® of Beckley and they sent a team out to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. They cleaned up and removed all the broken glass and then cleaned the walls and ceiling, the carpets and upholstery, the windows, and the bathroom and bathroom floor. After the room was completely cleaned, they sanitized and deodorized the room. By the time the sun was rising, the room was restored to preloss condition.

Call Us!

When you have a property damage emergency that requires deep cleaning services that go beyond the scope of a routine cleaning service, SERVPRO® of Beckley is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are on call 24 hours a day to respond to your commercial cleaning emergency. Call us today at 304-253-6633. We’ll restore your property damage in Beckley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Together We Restore your Home in Beckley

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Together we get it done.

Life is full of mishaps and otherwise unwanted stress creators such as storms. Did you know that wind can reach speeds of up to 60 mph in severe cases?  This kind of wind in your Beckley home or business can cause several different kinds of damage, as well as leave areas of the structure vulnerable to rain and other water crisis such as broken pipes.  SERVPRO of Beckley can work together with you to lower chances for incurring injury and/or cost due to storm damage.

Your part.

Preparedness is a necessary tool in your efforts to protect your home in Beckley.

It’s your house; so not only do you have a vested interest in lowering risks to your home and family; but that same preparedness creates a more stress-free environment. 

Be prepared for the worst when times are the best. Don’t wait until the wind is moving at speeds of forty mph outside before you start making calls and buying batteries. Do these things early on when there are no clouds in the sky.

Our part.

SERVPRO of Beckley promises to answer when you call. We promise that the person fielding your call will understand not only the proper responses to your cleanup and restoration questions but they will understand your vulnerable and stressful position as the owner/insurance adjuster.  We will use that understanding to make you as comfortable with what’s happening as possible. We will send the correct people, and the proper equipment to meet whatever needs have been created by the unfortunate event(s).

SERVPRO of Beckley is independently owned and operated. 

Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in Beckley

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Who should I use?

Emergency situations usually call for quick reaction. In cases where a home or business structure in Beckley is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of Beckley is the-fast-response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied. When you must choose your clean-up/restoration specialist, you are likely considering a few important things:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO of Beckley is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation, remember, we’re Here To Help.  SERVPRO of Beckley are business owners, homeowners, and renters just like you so we understand the initial needs. Our promise to you is to provide the same quality and integrity based service that we, as your neighbor, may also need in the future.

SERVPRO® of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Possible Causes for Water Damage in Beckley

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Causes & Categories of Water Damage in Beckley:

An old poem has the line, “water, water, everywhere”. When you need to say this in your home or office, you know there is trouble. You may be looking at water damage. There are several different possible causes of water damage in Beckley.

Causes can include:

  • Leaky dishwashers or washing machines
  • Clogged pipes
  • Leaking roofs
  • Broken toilet pipes
  • Heavy rain
  • Snow or ice

The amount of water damage depends on the amount of water and on the cause of the damage. 

It is also important to start the cleanup as soon as possible. The longer your home or business is water-logged, the more damage.

Categories of Water Damage in Beckley:

  1. Clean water. It might come from an overflowing sink or a broken appliance. The water does not pose a threat to people. Keep in mind that any water will become contaminated after it stops flowing.
  2. Gray water. This water is contaminated from the get-go. It comes from broken toilets or sump pumps. It might not look dirty, or it might be brown.
  3. Black water. Like gray water, it might not look dirty. One major source of black water is broken sewage pipes. Another source is any water that has been standing still. 

SERVPRO® of Beckley is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Links:

http://www.thewaterpage.com/water-damage-effects.htm

Be prepared for power outages from storms in Beckley

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

Managing Without Power in Beckley 

SERVPRO of Beckley has seen storm damage lead to power outages.   

A power outage can:

  • Disrupt communication
  • Make transportation difficult
  • Shut down water pipes
  • Close businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, ATMS, other services
  • Lead to food spoilage
  • Lead to contaminated water
  • Disable medical devices

During a power outage in Beckley, be sure to:

  • Keep freezer & refrigerator doors closed. It will reduce the chance of food spoilage
  • User generators only outdoors and away from windows
  • Disconnect appliances/electronics. Power surges can destroy equipment
  • Have already set up plan to refrigerate medicines
  • For people who use power wheelchairs, have a backup battery.  You may also need a manual chair
  • The local power company should already know that someone in your home relies on medical devices
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home or business
  • If travel is safe, go to another location for proper heating or cooling
  • Check on your neighbors.


SERVPRO of Beckley is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/poweroutage/index.html

Things to do for Water Damage until Help Arrives in Beckley

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

If your home or business in Beckley has water damage, you can do some things before help arrives.

Make sure that the building or home is safe.

SERVPRO of Beckley Wants You to Remember:

  • Waterlogged materials are very heavy
  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Make sure electrical power is off before you handle devices
  • Make sure you are standing on dry area before you turn on the electric power

SERVPRO of Beckley suggests that you:

  • Remove excess water with mops and/or towels
  • Wipe water from wood furniture or other items
  • Remove wet cushions. Prop them upright to dry
  • Hang up rugs to dry
  • Place foil or blocks between furniture and wet carpeting
  • Turn on dehumidifiers or air-conditioning if it is safe
  • Move colored items from wet carpeting
  • Move artwork to a safe, dry place
  • Move loose items from the floor or counters
  • Start drying items ASAP
  • Remember that mold starts growing within 24 hours
  • Stay away from rooms that have sagging ceilings

SERVPRO of Beckley is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

www.fema.gov