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Building Services for Damaged Properties in Charlottesville?

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

A close-up of pliers, square ruler, helmet, and blueprints sit on a construction site. Our rebuilding services offer one-stop convenience for Albemarle County businesses.

When your commercial business experiences property damage that requires rebuilding and construction services to complete the restoration, our local team in Charlottesville is Here to Help. ® We are trained and certified to perform every phase of restoration – from the initial cleanup phase to the final rebuilding phase. This convenient, cost-saving service gives our customers peace of mind knowing they have one company managing the entire restoration from start to finish.

Building and Reconstruction Services

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

We restore all kinds of commercial buildings and workplace settings, including:

  • 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 and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us!

When your commercial property or home in Charlottesville requires rebuilding services to complete a restoration, our team in Charlottesville will restore your property “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 434-977-5850.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Thunderstorms Bringing Hail Damage to Charlottesville Homes?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A person holds a golfball-sized hailstone. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Albemarle County.

Our local team in Charlottesville responds to storm damage emergencies every year in Albemarle County. Last year there were four reported hail incidents within ten miles of Charlottesville’s city center. The largest hailstone was said to have a diameter of 1.75-inches or the size of a golfball.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) classifies hailstones by comparing them to known objects. Usually, hailstorms drop a mix of hailstones of varying sizes, and only the exceptionally large hailstones pose any serious risk to people when they are caught out in a storm. Here are some hailstone measurements from the NOAA:

  • Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
  • Mothball = 1/2 inch diameter
  • Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8 inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe
  • Ping-Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
  • Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
  • Tea cup = 3 inches
  • Softball = 4 inches
  • Grapefruit = 4 1/2 inches

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Storm damage can happen at any time. When your Charlottesville home or commercial business has storm damage, our team in Charlottesville is Here to Help.® We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 434-977-5850.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Seven-Step Process for Restoring Fire Damage in Free Union?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

A house has fire damage. We restore fire damage “Like it never even happened,” in Albemarle County.

Free Union residents have relied on our local team in Charlottesville to restore fire damage, no matter how big the job is. Although every fire event varies in the extent of damage, we follow the same process for every fire loss:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

We will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

When your Free Union home or business has fire damage, our team in Charlottesville can help. Call us today at 434-977-5850.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Advanced Technology Used to Detect Hidden Water Damage in North Garden?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

A technician uses thermal imaging to inspect a hot water pipe. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Albemarle County.

Our local team in Charlottesville restores water damage for North Garden homes and commercial businesses every year. Our use of advanced technology and powerful industrial-grade water extraction and drying equipment lessens the restoration time in many cases, saving our customers money by avoiding more time-consuming repairs. Here is some of the equipment we use to locate, extract, and dry water damage:

Moisture Detection and Measurement

  • Surface moisture meters
  • Infrared imagery
  • Evasive moisture detectors
  • Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Call Us Today!

Water damage is the most common form of property damage in the United States. When you need help with water damage, our team in Charlottesville is ready to assist North Garden residents and businesses 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 434-977-5850.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fire Safety Tips for Charlottesville Vacation Rentals?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

A lakehouse is shown. We are trusted leaders in fire restoration services in Albemarle County.

If you have a seasonal home, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) wants to remind you to make this home fire-safe. You may need to replace batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and chimneys may need to be unblocked or cleaned. Our local team in Charlottesville offers these seasonal home fire safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button
  • Install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms outside each separate sleeping area, on every level of the home, and in other locations, as required by laws, codes, or standards
  • Test CO alarms at least once a month
  • Pack extra batteries for smoke alarms and CO alarms in case they need replacing
  • Make a home escape plan. Practice the plan with everyone in the household, including visitors.
  • Know the telephone number of the local fire department and the address and phone number of the vacation home
  • Chimneys and vents need to be cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional at least once a year
  • If you smoke, smoke outside. Use deep, sturdy ashtrays.
  • If you are renting, contact the property manager, landlord, or fire department to be sure that smoke alarms and CO alarms are installed and properly working

Call Us Today!

When you need fire damage restoration services, our team in Charlottesville is ready to assist Charlottesville residents and businesses 24-hours a day. Call us today at 434-977-5850.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Problem in Charlottesville Commercial Business?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is growing on a wall. We are trusted leaders in commercial mold remediation in Albemarle County.

Our team in Charlottesville has been remediating mold damage for Charlottesville commercial businesses for years. Here is the process we use:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed during the remediation process. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

Call Us Today!

When you need mold damage restoration services for your Charlottesville commercial business or home, our team in Charlottesville is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 434-977-5850.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flash Flooding and Mudslides in Charlottesville?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

A road closed sign is shown. We are on call 24-hours a day to respond to storm damage emergencies in Albemarle County.

In May of 2018, heavy rain fell over Charlottesville and surrounding towns, dumping ten inches of rain in a couple of hours. This brought flash flooding and mudslides and caused roads to be closed. Our team in Charlottesville responds to storm damage 24-hours a day. We have the equipment and experience necessary to quickly extract water and thoroughly dry areas compromised by water. Here are some tips from Federal Emergency Management Agency on things you can do to stay safe during a flood:

  • If told to evacuate, evacuate immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
  • Contact your health provider if you are sick and need medical attention. Wait for further care instructions and shelter in place, if possible. Call 9-1-1 if you have a medical emergency.
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current information and instructions regarding flooding
  • Get to the highest level if trapped in a building. Do not climb into a closed attic space and only get on the roof if necessary and once there is a signal for help.
  • Stay off bridges and out of fast-moving water. Turn Around. Don’t Drown!
  • Say inside your car if it is trapped in rapidly moving water. Get on the roof if water is rising inside the vehicle.

Call Us!

When you need storm damage restoration services for your Charlottesville home or business, our team in Charlottesville is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 434-977-5850.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Kids Playing With Fire in Charlottesville Backyard?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

A person is putting out a leaf fire in a backyard. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Albemarle County.

Our team in Charlottesville restores fire damage, no matter how big the job is. Each year thousands of fires are started by kids playing with fire. The National Fire Protection Association offers these tips for preventing children from playing with fire:

  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet
  • Closely supervise children, making sure that they are kept away from other fire sources, including lit candles, cigarettes, bonfires, and stoves
  • Explain that fire moves very fast and can hurt as soon as it touches them. Tell them that this is why matches and lighters are tools for adults only.
  • Teach young children never to touch matches or lighters. They must tell a grown-up when matches or lighters are found.
  • Establish clear rules and consequences about unsupervised and unauthorized uses of fire
  • Be a good example! Always use fire sources — matches, lighters, candles, fireplaces, and campfires — in a safe manner. Never treat them as toys, or children may imitate you.
  • Talk with children about what their friends or other children are doing with fire. What do they see online in video games, TV, movies, and social media? Teach them specific ways to resist the peer pressure to misuse fire.
  • Give praise for showing respect and age-appropriate responsible behavior toward fire

Call Us!

When you need fire damage restoration services for your Charlottesville home or business, our team in Charlottesville is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 434-977-5850.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Damage Restoration Process for Charlottesville Homes?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water is being extracted from a flooded floor. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Albemarle County.

Our team in Charlottesville has the training, equipment, and experience to restore any form of water damage “Like it never even happened.” Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Although every water loss is different, we follow the same comprehensive process:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us!

When you need water damage restoration services for your Charlottesville home or business, our team in Charlottesville is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 434-977-5850.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

More Five-Star Reviews From Happy Customers in Charlottesville?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

A person gives a five-star review on a smartphone. We are trusted leaders in cleanup and restoration services in Albemarle County.

Our team in Charlottesville strives for high customer satisfaction ratings in all that we do. Here are some recent Google reviews from some of our happy customers:

“I cannot say enough good things about my experience with SERVPRO. Having your home damaged is a nightmare, but the folks at SERVPRO provided so much comfort in knowing we could trust them with our home. From our first call to the last, they communicated with us along every step of the process and explained in detail why they were doing each thing. All of the employees I interacted with were professional and respectful. They also worked efficiently and were finished much sooner than I anticipated. I would only ever use SERVPRO again in the future and cannot recommend them highly enough.” Michelle Thomas

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Lemile Wallace’s SERVPRO team was excellent. They came quickly on a Sunday night and immediately set about drying out our we house. He explained everything and offered reassurance. I would use them again...if needed.” Larry Brannon

Service: Water damage-related cleanup & repair

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll need emergency restoration services for your Charlottesville home or business, but when you do, our team in Charlottesville is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 434-977-5850.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.