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Fire Proofing your home

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Fire Proofing your home Burnt electrical outlet in a kitchen that sparked and caught fire.

Here at SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline we see a lot of house fires both large and small. 

Here are some tips to fire proof your home:

Access your equipment - make sure you have smoke detectors  inside bedrooms and on every level of your home.  Change the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year.  Spring forward and Fall back time changes are good way to remember when to change your smoke detector's batteries.

Close the door prior to going to bed.  Half of the fatal home fires start between 11pm and 7am.  Shutting bedroom doors dramatically slows the spread of smoke, flames and heat.  This can buy you crucial time to get out of the house safely.

Have an Escape Plan for everyone including your beloved pets.  Identify at least 2 escape routes for each family member and practice twice a year.  If you have kids, make sure they know what the smoke alarm sounds like in case you cannot get to them to help them escape.

Never go back inside - you will risk smoke inhalation.  Wait for the trained professionals to help you when they arrive. 

We want you to stay safe.

Whole House Water Damage

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Whole House Water Damage This photos shows the sight the homeowner found when she came home from work. Her master bedroom supply line burst and ran all day

This homeowner came home to her entire house flooded, over 3,000sf.  Her master bathroom toilet supply line had burst and flooded her house all day while she was at work.

Our crew arrived on-site and reassured her that we could help her.  She did not know where to start.  We took the time and went through the timeline of the job so she would know what to expect.

She was so impressed with the speed that things were happening.  The entire house was packed, moved out and demo'd in 5 days.  This was not an easy task.  Our team of professionals worked with her and her family daily to ensure they know what our goal was that day.

These homeowners were thrilled with our level of communication, work-site behavior and amazing customer service.

This is why you should chose SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline for all of your water damage needs.  No job is too big for us to help.

Call our office today at (804)730-6788.

Residential Fire Clean-up

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Residential Fire Clean-up Fire damage to basement and main level of the home.

This home in Ashland, VA caught on fire from the homeowner's dehumidifier she was using in her basement.  She had just gotten home from a long at work and heard a weird noise coming from her basement.

When see went to see what was going on she found that her whole basement was full of smoke.  She quickly called the fire department to come out and put the fire out.

Her next call was to her local SERVPRO!  She needed our help performing fire damage clean up on the main level of the home and heavy duty cleaning in the basement that called for soda blasting and spray sealing.

We were able to remove all the odor and residual fire damage using our superior SERVPRO products.

Residential Fire Clean-up

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Residential Fire Clean-up Fire damage to basement and main level of the home.

This home caught on fire from the homeowner's dehumidifier she was using in her basement.  She had just gotten home from a long at work and heard a weird noise coming from her basement.

When see went to see what was going on she found that her whole basement was full of smoke.  She quickly called the fire department to come out and put the fire out.

Her next call was to her local SERVPRO!  She needed our help performing fire damage clean up on the main level of the home and heavy duty cleaning in the basement that called for soda blasting and spray sealing.

We were able to remove all the odor and residual fire damage using our superior SERVPRO products.

Water Damage Clean-up

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Clean-up Drywall and insulation was removed to expose the wet cinder block walls.

A supply line to the kitchen sink on the 2 floor of this commercial building caused quite a mess for this building owner.

She made one phone call to SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline.  She knew with our quick response times and level of experience we could minimize the amount of time her business would be affected by this water loss.

We has a lot of wet ceiling tiles, insulation, drywall and flooring to dry.  Our on-site crews worked fast and efficiently to get the demo work and drying completed in a short amount of time.

She did say we really do make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage - Cleaning

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage - Cleaning This photo show severely soot damaged drywall and wall paper.

This home had a fire loss that had occurred several months prior to SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland and Caroline received the call to help clean up the fire damage.

We were able to successfully clean and deodorize this home for our customer.  This entire home had to be hand cleaned, the crews had to use a lot of elbow grease.

The SERVPRO products are what allowed our crew do clean this home after it sat for months.  We were able to save the Insurance Company a lot of money since the house only had to be painted.  There were only a few walls that had to be replaced.

SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland and Caroline follows the Corporate System and it shows in our successful results in the field.

Call us today (804)730-6788.

Lightning Strike - house fire

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Lightning Strike - house fire This photo shows the exterior the house that was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm.

This home was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm.  No one was home at the time of the lightning strike, which made the damage to the home much worse.

When the fire was discovered by the neighbors over half of the back of the house had been burnt.

Our crews had to work very hard to clean the contents and the structure of the home. Almost every SERVPRO product we have available to us was used on this loss.  Boy are we lucky we have such great products that make our crews so successful!

We were very successful in removing all of the lingering soot and fire damage odors from all of the different items that had burned.

This homeowner was very happy with the outcome of this loss.

Why SERVPRO - Water Loss - pipe burst on 3rd floor

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO - Water Loss - pipe burst on 3rd floor This photo shows the actual pipe that burst on the 3rd floor and caused over $25,000.00 damage.

Why SERVPRO?

Why SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline?  

The main reason to call SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland  & Caroline is quick response times that help limit the extent of the damages.

This home sustained a substantial water loss during the winter months when temperature went below 10 degrees.  This home had plumbing roughed in by their builder and the homeowner's were going to finish the 3rd floor at a later date on their own.

Unfortunately, the plumbing was not insulated well enough to protect the plumbing fitting from busting in those cold and windy conditions.  We see this type of water loss a lot when the temperatures are so low for several days in a row.

The resulting damages were water damage to the half of 2nd level of the home and 1/4 of the main level of the home.  Since we were able to arrive on site so quickly this minimized the spreading out of the damages.

Commercial Water Damage

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Water Damage This photo shows the drywall and insulation that was removed during our work at this building.

This commercial water damage had a water heater that leaked over the weekend.  When the tenants came in to work on Monday, boy did they have a surprise!

There was water to extract, wet drywall, insulation, glue down carpeting for us to dry.  There were many of the tenant's contents that were also affected.

Our team work quickly to get the tenant's space back up and running in a short amount of time.

The landlord and the tenant were very happy with how quickly we responded to the loss and how quickly we were able to get all of our work completed.

Commercial Water Damage - Equipment

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage - Equipment This photos show the different types of air movers used to dry water damaged building materials in a Commercial setting.

This are many different types of drying equipment we use.  There are many different factors that determine which of our many drying equipment choices will work best?

For example, is there enough power to run all of this equipment, is there a tripping hazard, where can I have my dehumidifier draining?

SERVPRO of Hanover, Goochland & Caroline takes the time to ensure which type of drying equipment we install will perform at top operating efficiency and which equipment will get the job dry the quickest.

Our goal is to only inconvenience our customers for as short of a time frame as possible.