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How to Prepare. . . Create Your Emergency Plan

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

General How to Prepare. . . Create Your Emergency Plan SERVPRO of Chesapeake, 757-523-9700

September is National Preparedness Month and all of us at SERVPRO of Chesapeake want to help make sure that you are prepared in case of a natural or human caused disaster.

The American Red Cross says that close to 60% of Americans are wholly unprepared for a disaster of any kind and that only 1 in 10 American households has taken the appropriate preparedness steps:  a family emergency plan, an emergency supply kit and training in First Aid and CPR/AED.

Your emergency plan takes only 3 steps:

  1. Discuss how to prepare and respond to the types of emergencies, like fire, flood, hurricane, winter storm, tornado, that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play.
  2. Identify responsibilities for each member of your household and how you will work together as a team.
  3. Practice as many elements of your plan as possible. . . role play.

#HereToHelp  #NatPrep #NationalPreparednessMonth

Family Disaster Plan Template-English

Family Disaster Plan Template-Spanish

Power Outage Gadget Picks in Chesapeake

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Power Outage Gadget Picks in Chesapeake Power lines taken out by a tree

More than 60% of power outages are a result of stormy weather and your best defense against the dark is to have on hand power outage gadgets at home or the office.

Our friends and experts #ThisOldHouse have compiled a list of handy power outage essentials that will help you and your family or employees get through the night without leaving you feeling so . . . powerless.  

Essentials such as an All-Weather Radio that bests your smartphone using three different power sources, a Cell Phone Charger that juices up with a manual crank or hold a charge for a full year, a Waterproof lantern made to brave the worst of camping conditions,  a tripod flashlight with gripping legs and magnetic feet. and last but not least, a plug-in lamp that turns on automatically when the power goes out, so you can see where you are walking.  

Emergency Preparedness from SERVPRO® of Chesapeake

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Preparedness from SERVPRO® of Chesapeake SERVPRO of Chesapeake, 757=523-9700

SERVPRO® of Chesapeake is a 24/7 Emergency Service provider no matter the time or the day, we will respond when disaster strikes.  

We want to help you make a quick recovery which is made possible with a quick response after disaster strikes.  SERVPRO® of Chesapeake has prepared an Emergency Ready Profile sample for you to view and to consider implementing in your own business. 

Did you know that we will come to you and help you get your business profile set up so that when disaster does strike, the information in your Chesapeake Emergency Ready Profile will help to get your business up and running.   Use the Email address SPChesapeake.com, and use Password Ready.

At SERVPRO® of Chesapeake, We are Here To Help® get your business doors open again and minimize your loss of revenue caused by the loss of operations.  Call us at 757-465-9700 to schedule your complimentary profile. #NatPrep #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #HereToHelp #NationalPreparednessMonth

September is National Preparedness Month in Chesapeake

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Community September is National Preparedness Month in Chesapeake National Preparedness Month in Chesapeake

As a member of the National Preparedness Month Coalition to helping the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in their efforts to promote the importance of preparedness planning, SERVPRO of Chesapeake will share with you throughout this month,  emergency preparedness information.

The recent natural disaster tragedy in Texas makes us realize just how vulnerable we all are at any time, any place to mother nature.

At SERVPRO of Chesapeake, we believe that information is power, and helping to provide you with as much as possible, will help to keep you and your family safe when disaster strikes.

September is national preparedness month and we will share with you topics such as on how to make a plan for yourself, your family and friends, a plan to help your neighbor and community, how to practice and build out your plans, and how to get involved, to be part of something larger, ready business, ready campus, and faith based preparedness.

Thoughts and Prayers for Hurricane Harvey Victims

8/29/2017 (Permalink)

Community Thoughts and Prayers for Hurricane Harvey Victims Helping those that can't help themselves

Our thoughts and prayers for hurricane Harvey victims are heart felt at SERVPRO of Chesapeake.

To see the abundance of "call to arms" service from strangers,emergency services, neighbors and even those also in harms way strengthens one's faith.

We at SERVPRO of Chesapeake understand this service attitude and work hard to help change lives during a disaster.

Thank you to all that have and will continue to help those in need.

Watch live the solar eclipse with NASA

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Community Watch live the solar eclipse with NASA Solar eclipse in Chesapeake!

"You'll go blind!"  No, it's not Ralphie's mother saying so, but the experts.

On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.  Watch the solar eclipse live at Solar Eclipse 2017_NASA

Water Damaged Contents in Chesapeake

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damaged Contents in Chesapeake Ceiling leak caused contents water damage in Chesapeake.

Water Damages your stuff too.  At SERVPRO of Chesapeake South, we have seen our share of damage from a leaking pipe between the wall,  a leaking upstairs toilet, a relief valve in the dishwasher that failed in the middle of the night, and of course damage from mother nature.

Most often our first thought is about the floors or the ceiling, or the walls that are going to be ruined and your contents, your treasures, your projects, your books can be overlooked.  

We are your Emergency call to action experts when disaster strikes your home or business 24/7.  

For over 20 years, SERVPRO of Chesapeake South helps to make it #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #HeretoHelp 

Get Your Hurricane Preparedness Kits Ready

8/11/2017 (Permalink)

Community Get Your Hurricane Preparedness Kits Ready Be Hurricane Ready in Chesapeake

Get your hurricane preparedness kits ready Chesapeake.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, our region could see more than 20 tropical storms and hurricanes this season.

Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, says that "We're now entering the peak of the season when the bulk of the storms usually form."  Typically, our Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1-November 30.

According to the release, there is a 60% chance that we will see an above-normal season with 14 to 19 tropical storms and five to nine hurricanes. Between two and five of those hurricanes are predicted to be major.

SERVPRO of Chesapeake wants to help prepare you with our Emergency Ready Plan  that will put your information and contacts at your fingertips, your phone.  Get started by UserName is ERP@SPChesapeake.com, Password is Ready to view a sample Emergency profile.

Disaster Plan Checklist

Rodent Infestation Cleanup

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Rodent Infestation Cleanup SERVPRO® of Chesapeake South 757-523-9700

In most cases, you may never see a mouse or a rat, unless your infestation is severe.  Such is the case for a local business with rats living above the ceiling and in the walls .  Ceiling tiles had to be removed and replaced, the carpets had to be cleaned and treated to safely remove urine and feces.  

Evidence that you may have a problem is the obvious droppings around drawers, cabinets, or under the sink.  Nesting will produce piles of shredded material, so look for signs of chewing on walls, floors, or food packages.

If you see any of these infestation signs, please take action and precaution.  First,  you need to have the rodents trapped and removed and seal up all point of entry, holes.   This article offers advise on How to get rid of mice.   Once this has been successfully done, then the cleanup process can begin.

SERVPRO® of Chesapeake technicians are trained and qualified to safely clean and disinfect your home or office to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Your Chesapeake home is your largest investment, what happens when disaster hits?

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Chesapeake home is your largest investment, what happens when disaster hits? SERVPRO® of Chesapeake 757-523-9700

Your home is more than likely the biggest investment that you will ever make and one that holds a lifetime of memories.

What happens if you wake up to see 2 inches of water in your kitchen?  What would you do?  Do you know who you would call?

We are SERVPRO® of Chesapeake South and we have been serving homeowners and businesses like you since 1967.  

As a leader in the field of water damage repair and restoration, our crews are trained to help you when disaster strikes, to help walk you through the drying process and help to make it #LikeItNeverEvenHappened.

If disaster strikes your home, be sure to remember to call SERVPRO® of Chesapeake South at 757-523-9700

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