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Helping our Customers

At a recent water damage the customer wanted us to detach all of the cabinet door faces because they are unable to order them any longer.  Of course with SERVPRO the customer is always the top priority.

Our crews spent time detaching the faces of the cabinets as requested and moving them to a dry area in the building so that they can be used again when needed.

Should you experience a water damage contact our office at 703-583-8484 to schedule a crew to come to your home to make it "Like it never even happened."

Using technology on the job

Using the latest technology allows SERVPRO teams to only remove what needs to be removed.  This photo shows one of our team members using a thermal imaging camera to show why the drywall was removed and the need for drying equipment.  The purple/dark areas are reflecting cold/wet.

We protect our customer's property

At a recent water damage our customer wanted us to make sure to protect the brick sidewalk from any damage occurring while picking up and dropping off the dumpsters.  Our crews picked up some plywood and laid it down on the driveway to make sure the roll-off driver had guides to keep the wheels of the dumpster off the brick sidewalk.

Flu Shot Week Dec 2-8

Starting in 2005, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) established the National Influenza Vaccination week “to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.”People with high risk of complications from the flu include young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions and people over the age of 65, and should get vaccinated. Although anyone is at risk of getting the flu, for high-risk people, hospitalization or death is more likely than for others.
According to the CDC, “flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits and missed work/ school due to flu, as well as prevent flu related hospitalizations.” Get a flu shot today to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Contractor Connection - Golden Hammer Award

Just back from the Top Performer Symposium in Vegas. So proud of our team for earning this Top Performer Award from Contractor Connection. While there, we learned that out of 6000 contractors, only the top 200 earn the TOP PERFORMER AWARD! Amazing teamwork, effort and hard work from our team! So proud!


Janét and Joe, this Award is thanks for all of your hard work and dedication! For the second year in a row, OUR SERVPRO Wenger Marketing Team has won this OUTSTANDING MARKETING EFFORT SMR AWARD!!!! You both ARE outstanding and give your all everyday! We are thankful for you!!! Great work!!

SERVPRO Be the Brand!

WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS to our whole team!!! For the FOURTH year in a row, our franchises have won the BE THE BRAND AWARD out of all the Northern Virginia and Shenandoah Valley franchises. This does not mean that we are the biggest SERVPRO; it means that out of all the Franchises in our region, Corporate feels that we best represent the SERVPRO BRAND!!! This award is due to the loyalty, dedication, hard work, sweat, long hours and heart of every employee on this team, many of whom have been with us from the very beginning. We are humbled and thankful for all of you! Thank you so much! We love you!

Do you have the FEMA app?

Be prepared to weather the storm with the FEMA App.

This app allows you to get National Weather Service alerts for up to five locations to keep you informed on-the go. It also has information on what to do before, during, and after different disasters. In the midst of an emergency, the app can give you directions to open shelters nearby, help you locate someone to talk to at a Disaster Recovery Center, and let you share images of damage and recovery efforts to help first responders and emergency managers.

This app is available to download for free for iOS and Android at the Apple Store and on Google Play.

Warning vs. Watch

Do you know the difference between a severe weather watch vs. a warning?

Watch: conditions are favorable for severe weather and it is possible. Remain alert for possible further warnings.

Warning: severe weather has been spotted or indicated by radar. Take cover.

Smoke Webs

These really are not cobwebs you missed when you were cleaning.  Residues from burning plastics or the soot from furnace disorders, form long chains of ionized smoke particles that assemble in corners or at junctions of walls and ceilings which are called smoke webs!

Need to keep your business open?

A small water damage occurred from a window left open at this Prince William County business. A small portion of the main lobby was affected. SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge crews were able to install a containment barrier, using plastic, tension poles and painters tape. The containment barrier allowed the business to stay open while the drying equipment ran and kept the staff and customers safe.

Did you hardwood floors get water damaged?

Did you have a water damage that got your real hardwood flooring wet?  If you act fast and call SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge we can install specialized drying mats to pull the moisture from the floor.

This hardwood floor drying system offers the most efficient way to extract water vapor from hard wood floor without having to remove the flooring.

We are always here when you need us, call 703-583-8484.

Drying is a Science!?

Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water-damaged structure to its preloss condition, and SERVPRO® Dale City/Lake Ridge is an industry leader in the science of drying. 

We will have a blog next month to explain more, be sure to stay tuned!

Hurricane Season 2017 Is Here!

Hurricane season is currently underway. For the Atlantic, the season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began in mid-May and also ends November 30.

Hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds, and tornadoes. While the primary threat is in coastal areas, many inland areas can also be affected by these hazards, as well as by secondary events such as power outages as a result of high winds and landslides due to rainfall.

Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Plan an evacuation route and your emergency plan, take inventory of your property, and take steps to protect your home or business.

For more information and preparation tips, visit the Ready campaign website at

Ultrasonic Cleaning Available

With Ultrasonics no scrubbing or abrasive chemicals are necessary.  Objects are submersed in a specially formulated solution.  Sound waves pass through the solution and lift away soot, smoke and odor.  The process is much more efficient and effective than any other known means.

On the Job

Our amazing crews can even clean the carpet in your business making it smell nice and fresh or get rid of a stain from a spill.  The service can even be done during non-business hours.  Call 703-583-8484 to arrange an appointment.

Why did they use an Air Scrubber?

Air scrubbers help protect the health of workers and building occupants by providing a clean and healthy environment. They also limit the airborne particles being disrupted relocating to other areas.

If these contaminants are not removed, they will have a negative effect on the indoor air quality (IAQ) of the worksite. While naturally occurring particles, such as human skin cells, animal hair, and dirt, are nearly always present, toxic gases released by sewage-borne bacteria and mold spores can cause adverse human health effects when inhaled. In short, these contaminants can compromise the quality of the entire restoration job.

On the Job

Our crews utilize containment barriers in many situations.  Barriers can be used to make a space smaller so that the area will dry quicker and they are also used during jobs with contaminants that can spread such as mold or sewage smells.

On the Job

Our amazing Sales Professionals attend Business Network International (BNI Connect) meetings every week to develop and maintain long-term meaningful relationships with other business professionals.  When customers request a referral for another company, our Sales Professionals are able to confidentially refer another business.

Water Extraction

One of our crew members extracting water at a local business on Christmas Eve.  You never know when water damage can occur, always be prepared!  Speak to one of our marketing reps about an Emergency ready profile or read about them on our blog at

Mold due to rain coming through siding

For mold growth to begin only two things are required; a food source (drywall, carpet, etc.) and water.  Be sure to check your newer or older home after storms to make sure water did not come in through unsuspecting areas; such as, siding, windows, and fireplaces.

Checking for Moisture

One of our crew members checking for moisture at a local Woodbridge home.  Our crews come out daily and check the drying progression of the affected areas, at your home or business, to help get you back to "Like it never even happened." as quickly as possible!

Be Prepared!

Storm season is upon us!  Be sure to take these hints and protect your home and property by taking the necessary precautions.  

  • Gutters & Drains cleaned and free of debris
  • Repair roof damage
  • Window wells are cleaned and free of debris
  • Sump pump in good working condition
  • Remove dead trees from property

These are just a few ways storms can damage your home!

Check Hidden Areas for Mold

Mold can hide between wall cavities, under cabinets and other hidden areas.  It is always better to call SERVPRO Professionals to assess after a water damage has occurred to keep you home safe for you and your family!


Just when you thought that there was no way that you could get your property restored as soon as possible. SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge guarantees to have it look "Like it never even happened."


Everywhere in the house was affected by a hot water heater.  The tenant residing in the home did not tell the landlord.

Lucky for them, SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge was able to perform remediation, all the mold was removed and the home is safe for rental again.

Extreme Heat Safety Tips to Prepare Your Home:

  • Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if necessary.
  • Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation.
  • Install temporary window reflectors (for use between windows and drapes), such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
  • Weather-strip doors and sills to keep cool air in.
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers. (Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80 percent.)
  • Keep storm windows up all year.


Our team won the very prestigious, Soaring Eagle Award, at the Contractor Connection Convention this past week.  This award recognized our team for Superior Member Service, Quality and Partnership.

We are so proud of our team and their commitment to all of our customers and the vendors that we service. 

May 6th is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

In 2016, there were 61,920 wildfires in the U.S., which burned 5.3 million acres, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III). Nearly 90% of wildfires are caused by humans. Help reduce your community’s wildfire risk by participating in a local event for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. To see a project map to locate local events, or for more information and resources to host your own event, visit

Deep Frying a Turkey?

Are you deep frying a turkey this week?  Please remember these tips...

  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot.
  • Even a small amount of cooling oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
  • Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
  • The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles can get dangerously hot!

SERVPRO of Dale City/Lake Ridge wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday!

Incoming Weather Update 9/28/16

Storm Prediction Center has upgraded a large portion of Virginia to SLIGHT RISK for severe weather this afternoon. Thunderstorms will likely produce TORRENTIAL rainfall, along with damaging winds, flash flooding, and large hail....also the potential for a few tornadoes.

Marketing Mascot

Charlie Grace is ready to go out marketing today!  Please take a picture of our HHR if you see it in your area and post a photo to our Facebook page at:

Hero Ready

Our fleet of vehicels at SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge is ready to respond at a moments notice to your emergency 24/7/365. 

You may reach our office anytime by calling 703-583-8484 to report your emergency.

New Equipment!!

50 new air movers are going into rotation today!! Air movers produce a wide, focused airflow path for fast, consistent drying across all types of surfaces.

Should you have an emergecy call us at 703-583-8484. 

On the Job

SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge Professionals cleaning up blown insulation after a ceiling collapsed while a customer was away on vacation. The owner could not believe how quickly and completely our crews were able to clean up the mess. We make disasters "Like it never even happened."

On the Job

One of our Professionals extracting carpet and pad after a water damage.  Extracting the carpet removes the excess water, assisting Mother Nature in the drying process. 

Extraction is done before adding equipment to dry the carpet in place. Extraction is also done prior to removal of the carpet and pad after a water damage so that water does not get in the unaffected areas of the home.

On the Job

Local SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge Professionals assisting one of our customers board up a window after a fire to help protect their home.  Helping to Make it Like it Never Happened.

On The Job

A local resturant called the SERVPRO Dale City/Lake Ridge Professionals to come in and look at the hardwood flooring in the dining room of their restuarant after a fire to ensure there was no moisture left behind.

Mold Ready

This Woodbridge home had damage to the interior of the house after a tree fell on the roof.  Our crews are suited up and protected while removing wet & moldy building materials.