Water Damage Photo Gallery

7 Tips to Avoid Bursting Pipes

1. Wrap Outside Faucets.

2. Caulk around pipes where they enter the house. 

3. Disconnect garden hoses.

4. Drain in-ground sprinkler systems.

5. Let a stream of water run, if the temperature dips below freezing.

6. Open cupboard doors in the kitchen and bathrooms.

7. Shut off and drain your water system if you are leaving home for several days. 

Ice Dam Prevention Tips

1. Add insulation in your attic.

2. Remove attic heat sources.

3. Insulate attic access doors.

4. Check the exhausts.

5. Check flashing around chimney. 

6. Make sure you have SERVPRO of Fairfax, Vienna, & Oakton's Number: 703-281-2388!

SERVPRO Water Damage Tip!

Remove water stains from your wood furniture with the help of butter! Add a small amount of butter to the stain, and let it sit. Wipe it away after 24 hours. 

3 Great Water Damage Tips!

1. Repair peeling paint around doors and windows, which can be a sign of water getting into the wood.

2. Look for roof leaks around chimneys, plumbing vents and attic vents. Trace the source of a ceiling leak by measuring its location from the nearest outside wall and then locate this point in the attic using a measuring tape. 

3. Make sure your air conditioner's drain pan drains feely, is adequately sloped toward the outlets and that no standing water is present. Drain pans usually overflow the first time the unit is turned on in the spring. 

Our SERVPRO Vacuum at work

Our SERVPRO Vacuum is hard at work draining a home of water in this picture! It is one of the many advanced tools we use to repair our customer's houses back to new! 

Soaked Living Room in North Arlington, VA

This soaked living room in North Arlington, VA was the result of a broken dishwasher. The water traveled from the kitchen into the carpet flooring of the living room and slowly began to soak into the carpet, creating water spots and staining the carpet. Thankfully the homeowners noticed the leakage as soon as it began and called our SERVPRO team to come out the same night. Due to our quick response, we were able to save a majority of the carpet instead of needing to replace all of it. We made sure that all of the flooring was dried to remove any chances that mold might grow as well. All in all, what was looking like a nightmare for the homeowners was resolved all in just one night with our SERVPRO team! 

Water Strikes Fast...So Do We!

When when water damage occurs in your residence or commercial property, you can trust our SERVPRO team to be there to help get your business back to normal quickly. Backed by an award-winning national training program and 40 years of leadership in the restoration industry, the SERVPRO system is designed to reduce downtime, lower recovery costs, and minimize stress for you. So when water damage strikes your property, call the cleanup team that's faster to any size disaster.