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Holiday Cooking Safety

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

The holidays are approaching and cooking in the kitchen will begin to ramp up. It's important to be aware that Thanksgiving is the prime time for home cooking fires and the dangerous that come with it. according the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2017 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,600 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving day.

Follow these NFPA safety tips to ensure you are taking all precautions this Thanksgiving holiday:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay three feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

If you experience a fire in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Chesterfield to immediately respond and get your home back to pre-fire condition.

Flu Season Cleaning

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

five people cleaning the contents inside a country club. Our crew works diligently to clean all the contents and furniture inside country club dining room.

At SERVPRO of Chesterfield, we understand the importance of a sanitized and clean environment during this cold and flu season. Some places are even more vulnerable than others such as assisted living facilities, hospitals, schools, universities, large office spaces, and many other places of work. A quick clean up from your custodian staff will sometimes not be enough to rid these environments of bacteria and viruses.

That's why SERVPRO of Chesterfield is happy to provide a professional, deep-cleaning using our advance cleaning products to drastically reduce the potential for flu and cod viruses to spread. Our crews are properly trained to provide through cleaning to every surface of the room and works diligently to ensure that the best cleaning is provided.

Sometimes this cleaning can be too much for your team to handle alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Chesterfield to handle your cold and flu season cleaning, making sure your space is properly sanitized and cleaned.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Chesterfield

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

group of people sitting at a table This is a photo of our team members participating in additional training in our training facility.
  • Locally independently owned and operated, with the headquarters established in Chesterfield
  • Consistently recognized in the top ten of 1,700 national locations
  • Ranked 4th SERVPRO® Franchise in 2015
  • Named Franchise of the Year in 2008
  • More than 30 years of experience serving our local community
  • Second largest franchise on the East Coast - Extreme Team Bahen
  • Excellent reputation with homeowners, insurance companies, business owners, facility managers, local and state government agencies and commercial property management teams

Company and Technician Certifications

  • NADCA – National Air Duct Cleaning Association
  • EPA – Lead Certified Firm
  • IAQA – Indoor Air quality Association
  • IICRC – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration
  • CDS – Commercial Drying Specialist
  • WRT – Water Damage Restoration
  • ASCA – Air Systems Cleaning Specialist
  • OSHA – OSHA Training and Compliance
  • FSRT – Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT – Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • Plus many more

In the unfortunate event of a fire or water damage, call SERVPRO® of Chesterfield. We will respond 24/7 with trained employees, state-of-the-art equipment and the resources required to perform emergency services to limit property damages.

Always Ready 24/7

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Our team at SERVPRO of Chesterfield has been serving our community for over 30 years. That is 30 years of experience, training, learning, and growing to become professional experts on the fire and water restoration industry. When you have a disaster in your home or office, know that our team has the knowledge, tools and experience to handle your damages and get your home or office back to normal as quickly as possible.

We are always ready whenever disaster strikes. Whether it's 5pm or 5am, we have crews, vehicles stocked with equipment, and project managers ready to be dispatched. It's vitally important to call the professionals as quickly as possible, especially if you experience a water damage. The longer the water sits, the faster the damage occurs to wooden floors and the potential for growth to develop increases.

If you or your business experiences a fire or water damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Chesterfield at 804.3782323. We're always ready to respond 24/7 and assist you in your time of stress and need.

Fire Prevention Week 2019

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Every year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announces a new theme for Fire Prevention week. This year's theme is " Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!"

This theme is focused on highlighting and recognizing the everyday people who encourage their households to plan, develop, and practice a home fire escape. This includes young people who learn about fire safety and escape plans in school to parents who teach their families and take steps to making their house safe from a potential fire.

Before you develop your escape plan, you must make sure you have working smoke alarms in the home. Smoke alarms are to be installed in every level of the home and in every bedroom.

According to NFPA, In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. You also need to identify two exits in each room, with a clear path to an outdoor meeting place like a tree or light pole that is a good distance from the house.

Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have,giving everyone enough time to get out.

If you experience a fire in your home, call SERVPRO of Chesterfield to quickly and professionally restore your home back to pre-fire conditions.

SERVPRO of Chesterfield Understands

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Chesterfield understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Chesterfield specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Chesterfield can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

As the second largest SERVPRO franchise on the East Coast, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Chesterfield!

SERVPRO of Chesterfield understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Chesterfield specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Chesterfield can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

No damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Chesterfield!

SERVPRO of Chesterfield Biohazard Cleanup

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Biohazard cleanup is also known as crime scene cleanup or trauma scene cleanup. SERVPRO of Chesterfield's biohazard professionals provide this supportive service for victim’s families. During an emotional period for the customer, SERVPRO biohazard professionals have developed a keen sense of how to interact with the customer by providing a level of service victim's families need in a difficult situation. While the police and other responders may spend limited time with the family members, SERVPRO cleaning professionals work around the family longer, by performing the cleaning and restoration of the scene. By performing the cleaning and restoration, SERVPRO helps the family make a step beyond the tragedy, to hopefully carry on with their lives. Our staff is trained in all facets of property damage restoration, from training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Hurricane Dorian

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Chesterfield, we not only handle the local disasters that impact our communities, but we also travel up and down the East Coast to assist with other natural disasters.

Our franchise is a Disaster Recovery Team, which means we have the necessary amount of tools, man-power, and resources to travel to areas where a storm hits. As hurricane Dorian looms over the southeastern part of the United States, we are planning and strategizing the best way to assist businesses that are hit with damage. Our Disaster Recovery Team Leaders are loading equipment in trailers and organizing crews to head down east ready for whatever help we can give. Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 5 Hurricane and is suppose to be the strongest hurricane our nation has seen this year. Water and wind damage is inevitable, especially to businesses and homes close to the coast. 

Disaster Recovery Team Bahen stands ready to assist with damages down east and we are always here to help when disaster strikes.

September is National Preparedness Month

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

September is almost here! It is recognized as National Preparedness Month to remind everyone that “we must all take action, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit,” (ready.gov).

With the recent flooding in Louisiana in mind, the last thing you want to worry about is how to communicate and what to do during a disaster like this horrific event that killed hundreds and left many families without homes.

What you can do:

  • Make A Family Plan – you may not be together with your family during a disaster.
    • Set up emergency alerts from local officials
    • Discuss family plans for disasters and plan where to go for safety.
    • Collect information on paper including, phone numbers, emails, social media, medical facilities, doctors, service providers, school
    • Decide on safe, familiar places where your family can go for protection and if you have pets think about animal-friendly locations
  • Take Action – ensure you can go for at least 3 days without electricity, water service, access to supermarket, or other local services
    • Prepare a disaster supply kit (water, food, battery-powered radio, flashlight, first aid kit, whistle, local maps)
    • Bookmark weather.gov to stay informed on severe weather
    • Learn about wireless emergency alerts, messages that will be sent to your phone during an emergency

Consider the following disasters that can occur at any time: Learn more about hazards which can affect your community and ways you can take action to prepare.

  • Earthquakes – can occur suddenly and be deadly. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects.
  • Floods - Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere.
  • Hurricanes - have the power to cause widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas.
  • Tornadoes - are one of nature’s most violent storms, and can cause death, injury, and destruction within seconds.
  • Wildfires - can occur anywhere and can destroy homes, businesses, infrastructure, natural resources, and agriculture.

Got Mold?

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

The Truth is, It's Everywhere

Let’s face it, mold is everywhere. It can be found indoors and outdoors. It can enter your home or business through windows, vents and HVAC systems. Mold from outdoors can attach to clothing, shoes, pets and can be carried indoors. It grows anywhere, especially where there is moisture. And the worst part is, it can cause a variety of health effects. Children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems are more likely to suffer the effects mold can have.

Mold’s Best Friend:

Water. Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours

Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants and have the potential to cause other health effects. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

“Mold Removal” vs. Remediation

Because mold is everywhere, removing all mold from your home or business is impossible. A qualified restoration company understand the science behind mold and mold growth and knows how to remediate the problem area. So what do you do when you find mold growth in your home or business?

  • Step 1: Contact SERVPRO of Chesterfield 804.378.2323
  • Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Mold Containment
  • Step 4: Air Filtration
  • Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Step 7: Restoration