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Torrential Downpour Floods Home in Oceana?

5/21/2024 (Permalink)

Menacing storm clouds fill the sky. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team is a trusted leader in storm damage restoration services. When a powerful rainstorm swept through Raleigh County this spring and drenched Oceana, the rain water seeped into my house through a crack in the back door, flooding the first floor of my home. I called the professionals at SERVPRO® of Beckley and they sent a team of technicians out immediately.

They blocked the stormwater from entering my home and immediately began the mitigation process. Using powerful extraction equipment, they removed the water from inside my house rapidly and monitored and documented the drying process. Thanks to SERVPRO’s fast response time, my floors and cabinetry were saved from major damage, and I was saved from more costly and time-consuming repairs. Thank you, SERVPRO!

Why are we a top choice for storm damage restoration services?

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Independently owned and operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

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When your home or commercial business in Oceana has water damage from water intrusion, our local Beckley team is Here to Help. ® We typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call for help. Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Rebuilding Services for Fire-Damaged Properties in Beckley?

5/14/2024 (Permalink)

A home is damaged by fire. We clean and restore fire-damaged properties in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team is highly qualified to restore and rebuild homes and commercial properties damaged by fire. We are a top choice for fire damage restoration services because SERVPRO® of Beckley has a division dedicated to rebuilding properties damaged by fire, water, storms, and mold. We also have a General Contractor License WV056476 and can supervise all work required to bring a home or business back to full functionality.

This gives our customers peace of mind knowing they have one responsive and qualified company managing the entire restoration project from the initial cleanup phase through to the final phases of rebuilding.

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 Services (HVAC)
  • 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 have extensive experience working on all kinds of commercial buildings, 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

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When your Beckley home or commercial business requires rebuilding after a fire event, our local Beckley team is Here to Help®. Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Outbreak in Beckley Home Encouraged by Wide Variety of Organic Food Sources?

5/7/2024 (Permalink)

Mold grows on a shower curtain. We are trained and certified to restore mold outbreaks in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team has years of experience restoring mold-damaged properties. Mold can consume a wide range of organic materials as a food source. Common organic materials that mold can eat include:

Wood: Mold can grow on various types of wood, including structural wood in buildings, furniture, and wooden fixtures.

Paper: Mold can feed on paper products such as books, cardboard boxes, newspapers, and documents.

Fabric and Textiles: Mold can consume natural fibers like cotton, wool, and linen found in clothing, upholstery, curtains, and carpets.

Drywall: Mold can grow on the paper covering of drywall if it becomes damp or moist.

Cellulose-Based Materials: Mold can thrive on cellulose materials, such as insulation, ceiling tiles, and some types of wallpaper.

Soap Scum: Mold can grow on soap scum in bathrooms and kitchens, as it contains organic matter.

Pet Dander and Skin Cells: Mold can consume organic matter shed by pets, such as dander and skin cells found in carpets, upholstery, and bedding.

Natural Oils and Grease: Mold can grow on surfaces where natural oils and grease accumulate, such as kitchen countertops and cooking appliances.

Essentially, any material containing organic matter exposed to moisture can become a food source for mold. Proper maintenance, ventilation, and moisture control are essential for preventing mold growth on these materials.

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When your Beckley home or commercial business has a mold problem damage, our local Beckley team is Here to Help®. Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Severe Thunderstorm Causes Property Damage to Homes in Oceana?

4/30/2024 (Permalink)

A person holds a one-inch-in-diameter hailstone from a severe thunderstorm. We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in Raleigh County.

During the spring, severe thunderstorms are common occurrences in Oceana. Our local Beckley team responds to storm damage that results from these powerful storms 24 hours a day.

A thunderstorm is a weather phenomenon characterized by thunder and lightning, typically accompanied by rainfall, gusty winds, and sometimes hail. Thunderstorms are common occurrences in many parts of the world and can develop in various atmospheric conditions. They form when warm, moist air rises rapidly, cools, and condenses, forming cumulonimbus clouds. Lightning occurs due to the buildup of electrical charges within these clouds, while thunder is the sound produced by the rapid expansion of air surrounding a lightning strike.

On the other hand, a severe thunderstorm is a specific type of thunderstorm that meets certain criteria set by the National Weather Service. These criteria include producing hail at least one inch in diameter, generating wind gusts of 58 miles per hour (or higher), or producing a tornado. Severe thunderstorms pose a greater risk of property and life damage than ordinary thunderstorms. They can produce destructive winds capable of downing trees, power lines, structures, and large hail that can cause significant damage to crops, vehicles, and buildings. Additionally, severe thunderstorms may spawn tornadoes, which can cause widespread devastation along their path. Therefore, while all severe thunderstorms are thunderstorms, not all are severe.

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When your Oceana home or commercial business has storm damage, our local Beckley team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Thunderstorms and Lightning Cause Property Damage in Beckley?

4/23/2024 (Permalink)

A thunderstorm with lightning lights up the sky at night. We mitigate storm damage 24 hours a day in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team has been restoring storm damage in the Beckley area since 1999. Thunderstorms can cause damage to properties for several reasons:

Lightning Strikes: Lightning is a discharge of electricity that occurs during thunderstorms. When lightning strikes a building or a structure, it can cause fires, structural damage, and electrical damage.

Strong Winds: Thunderstorms often bring strong winds, sometimes in the form of downdrafts or microbursts. These winds can cause trees to fall, branches to break, and debris to become airborne, potentially damaging roofs, windows, siding, and other parts of buildings.

Hail: Some thunderstorms produce hail, balls, or irregular lumps of ice ranging in size from small pellets to large stones. Hailstones can impact buildings with considerable force, causing damage to roofs, windows, vehicles, and outdoor structures such as sheds or carports.

Heavy Rainfall and Flooding: Thunderstorms can produce heavy rainfall quickly, leading to flash flooding in low-lying areas, urban areas with poor drainage, and regions with saturated soil. Floodwater can enter buildings, causing water damage to floors, walls, furniture, and belongings.

Tornadoes: Although not all thunderstorms produce tornadoes, they can cause catastrophic damage to buildings and infrastructure, including destroying homes, businesses, and other structures in their path.

Call Us Today!

When your Beckley home or commercial business has storm damage, our local Beckley team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Smart Phone Battery Explodes and Starts a Fire in Beckley Home?

4/16/2024 (Permalink)

A smartphone is on fire. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team has been restoring fire damage in Raleigh County for many years. Although a rare occurrence, cell phone batteries can explode and start fires. Lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in smartphones and other portable electronic devices, can sometimes fail due to manufacturing defects, physical damage, or improper use (such as using unauthorized chargers or exposing the battery to extreme temperatures).

When a lithium-ion battery fails, it can release flammable electrolytes and generate heat, leading to pressure buildup inside the casing. In extreme cases, this pressure can cause the battery to rupture or explode, potentially resulting in a fire.

To mitigate the risk of battery-related incidents, smartphone manufacturers implement various safety measures, including rigorous testing of batteries and charging systems and incorporating features like temperature sensors and circuitry to prevent overcharging or overheating.

However, users can also help reduce the risk by following best practices such as using genuine accessories, avoiding exposure to extreme temperatures, and not physically damaging the device. For instance, a smartphone battery appears swollen, injured, or behaving abnormally (such as overheating during charging). In that case, stopping using the device and seeking assistance from the manufacturer or a qualified technician is essential.

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When a lithium battery explodes in your Beckley home or commercial business and you need fire damage restoration services, our local Beckley team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do While Waiting for Professional Help to Arrive When I Have a Water Damage Emergency in Beckley?

4/9/2024 (Permalink)

A person with a broken pipe and water damage calls for help. We are leaders in water damage restoration services in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team responds to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Broken pipes can cause significant water damage in a short time, so here are some tips for things you can do to prevent damage while waiting for professional help to arrive:

Turn Off the Water Supply: If you haven't already done so, locate the main water shut-off valve and turn off the water supply to prevent further flooding.

Ensure Safety: Prioritize safety for yourself and others. If there's standing water, be cautious of electrical hazards.

Remove Standing Water: Use a wet/dry vacuum, mop, or towels to remove as much standing water as possible.

Move Valuables to Higher Ground: If you have items at risk of damage from the water, move them to higher ground or a dry area if it's safe.

Open Windows and Doors: Increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to help speed up drying.

Protect Furniture: Use aluminum foil or blocks to elevate furniture legs above the water line to prevent further damage. Wipe down wooden furniture to prevent swelling and warping.

Document the Damage: Take photos or videos for insurance purposes. Before you begin cleanup efforts, document the extent of the water damage and any affected belongings.

Call Us Today!

When a broken pipe causes water damage in your Beckley home or commercial business in Beckley, our local Beckley team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do While Waiting for Professional Help to Arrive if I Discover a Mold Outbreak in My Beckley Home?

4/2/2024 (Permalink)

A person discovers a mold outbreak in their home. We are leaders in mold remediation services in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team has the training, equipment, and experience to restore mold outbreaks in homes and commercial buildings in Beckley. Our technicians are certified in applied microbial remediation by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industries. Here are some mold damage emergency tips for things you can and should not do while waiting for professional help to arrive:

Important Facts

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and fans.
  • Contact our Beckley offices for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Call Us Today!

Mold outbreaks are often a symptom of water damage. When you discover mold growing in your Beckley home or commercial business, our local Beckley team is Here to Help. ® We will locate the source of the excess water and make repairs to minimize the chances of the mold returning once the remediation process is complete. Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Shady Spring Home Completely Restored After Sustaining Fire Damage?

3/26/2024 (Permalink)

A house is on fire. We are licensed and certified to perform all phases of fire damage restoration services in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team is trained and certified to perform all phases of fire restoration in Shady Spring. We follow this comprehensive, seven-step process:

Fire Damage Restoration Process

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

We conduct a thorough inspection and provide an assessment of the damage.

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 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 or major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Shady Spring has fire damage, our local Beckley team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Spring Rainstorm Floods Low Lying Areas of Beckley?

3/19/2024 (Permalink)

A spring rainstorm is seen through a window. We restore storm damage in Raleigh County 24 hours a day.

Our local Beckley team is highly trained and certified to restore storm damage quickly and efficiently. Our region experiences a variety of storms during the spring months, typically from March through May. Here are some examples of spring weather we can experience:

Thunderstorms:  Spring often sees the development of thunderstorms. These storms can bring heavy rainfall, lightning, strong winds, and sometimes hail. While most are not severe, some thunderstorms can become severe and produce damaging winds or even tornadoes.

Rainstorms: Spring showers are common, bringing much-needed moisture to the region. These rainstorms can be gentle and beneficial for plant growth or occasionally turn into heavy downpours, leading to localized flooding.

Snowstorms: Early spring may still see occasional snowfall, particularly in higher elevations. These late-season snowstorms can disrupt travel and impact daily routines.

Windstorms: Strong winds are another characteristic of spring weather. They can accompany thunderstorms or occur independently, potentially causing power outages and tree damage.

Cold Snaps: Spring is a transitional season, and Beckley can experience sudden drops in temperature, leading to frost or freezes that can damage crops and plants.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business has flooding damage from heavy rain, our local Beckley team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 304-253-6633.

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.