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Fire Damage Restoration Williamsburg

Fire Damage Restoration Williamsburg

Fire Damage Repair

When you have a fire in your home or building and it is extensive enough to need the fire department, fire and smoke is not the only reasons for damage. The fire department deploys thousands of gallons of water to put out the fire and restore safety to your building. Peerless is not only fire restoration experts but water damage experts as well. You’ll want the most reliable restoration company with the latest state of the art technology available to restore your home. Once the fire department has deemed the building safe to enter Peerless restoration services will begin restoring your building.

Relying on the professionals

Peerless has 24/7 emergency response services. Once the fire department has deemed your building safe to enter Peerless will begin a professional assessment of your damage for not only you but your insurance company. After a fire restoration expert has completed their assessment they will then board up and tarp any open areas to seal the building against unauthorized entry or more damage. They will begin the cleaning up and removal of debris, drying the structure from the water and begin smoke odor removal.

Restoration

Peerless is a class A contractor and provider of construction services. Peerless restoration experts will rebuild your home. From building walls, carpet installation and complete rebuild of your damaged home Peerless has the experience to restore your property.

About

Peerless is full service building care company specializing in residential and commercial losses. We are licensed and certified. Peerless is experienced in working with insurance interests, homeowners and property managers. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Carpet Repair. Property Damage Restoration, Water damage & Fire damage repair, Structural Drying, Wind & Storm services, Mold repair. We are licensed and certified in water damage restoration, mold remediation, fire mitigation, odor and smoke control, content management, content and structure cleaning, packing and storage and wind repairs. Peerless is a Virginia Class A Contractor. For restoration services and fire damage restoration Williamsburg a call Peerless at 757.847.6300.
Fire Damage Restoration Williamsburg
Located in Williamsburg Peerless will take your home restoration and fire damage restoration Williamsburg to a whole new level of excellence.

Water Damage Restoration Peninsula Va

Water Damage Restoration Peninsula Va

Water Damage Restoration Peninsula

Water damage is a destructive force to your property. It continues to destroy a building long after the water is extracted if not properly cleaned up and repaired. Having a restoration professional drying the structure, removing all damaged materials and assessing all safety concerns including the electrical is important. You want your home restored correctly start to finish. You’ll also want a restoration company you can trust to do the work right the first time. Peerless sets the bar high for restoration services and has a team of experienced water damage experts on call 24/7. Whether it’s a broken pipe or flood water in your home you can depend on fast response from Peerless. When searching for water damage restoration peninsula look no further than Peerless for all your restoration needs.

Experienced in Restoration Services

Our water damage repair experts have seen just about every kind of water damage. Whether it’s a large commercial building or a residence we not only have experience but a great reputation for our restoration services. When it comes to water damage restoration peninsula Peerless takes restoration services to a whole new level of excellence. Our water damage restoration experts understand that there’s more than meets the eye when flooding occurs. From your walls to your foundation Peerless will assess your damage and make recommendations for your restoration with safety first in mind. There are many dangers that can occur due to flooding in your building so professional restoration services will help protect you from the unseen damage and possible molding later by using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Our technicians will use any means necessary to ensure that all wet materials are dry.

Peerless Water Restoration Services

24 Emergency Response
Rapid Structural Drying
State-of-the-art extraction & drying equipment
Latest technology to find, dry moisture below surfaces
Preferred Insurance Vendor
Licensed and Certified

Customer Service is our Priority

For more information about Water Damage Restoration Peninsula Va call 757.847.6300

Specialty Carpet Cleaning Services Williamsburg

Specialty Carpet Cleaning Services Williamsburg

Specialty Carpet Cleaning Services Williamsburg
Do you need Carpet or Upholstery Care?

Call Peerless Carpet Care and Restoration Services for the best local carpet and upholstery cleaning, stain removal, odor removal, or repair !

24 Emergency Extractions
Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning
Preferred Insurance Vendor
Licensed and Certified
Same Day Emergency Service
IICRC Certified and Trained,Uniformed Technicians
Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning
Carpet, Oriental Rug and Upholstery Cleaning Services
Oriental Rug Specialist
Carpet Dyeing, Repair and Stretching
Pet Odor Decontamination and Deodorization
Stain Removal and Protection

Peerless provides expert care to specialty carpet and upholstery cleaning. For more information about Specialty Carpet Cleaning Services Williamsburg call 757.847.6300 today!

Carpet Cleaning Peninsula

Peerless Carpet Cleaning Peninsula

Residential Carpet cleaning peninsula

Having family and friends in town? Need to clean up after their visit? Doing spring cleaning? Moving? Pet contamination? Feel confident knowing you can call Peerless throughout the year to take care of your cleaning needs. We use the leading industry methods of cleaning. Our vans are equipped with truck mounted steam units that produce high pressures, heat and vacuum suction that create an effective, deep steam clean. Peerless will leave your carpets PH balanced and dry within 4-6 hours. Peerless will take your carpet and Residential Carpet cleaning peninsula to a whole new level of excellence.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning Peninsula

Peerless is Hampton Roads first choice in commercial carpet cleaning services. Peerless is committed to quality, value, and service for their commercial customers. We understand that replacing carpet is an expense that property managers try to avoid and we do everything we can to keep your current floor covering viable.  We offer free walk through estimates on all properties, 24 hour emergency service and a bevy of specialty services such as deodorization, stain removal, bonded inserts, and stretching. 24 hour Emergency water Extractions. For Commercial Carpet Cleaning Peninsula rely on Peerless for all of your carpet care needs.

Carpet Restoration Services

Peerless is the largest provider of commercial and residential carpet carpet & upholstery cleaning  in the Hampton Roads area. We are and always have been locally owned and operated.  Peerless  has been in business for over 30 years. We are an IICRC certified firm and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.  We service all of Hampton Roads and have 90 full time employees, and a fleet of nearly 100 vehicles. Armed with the latest cleaning technology, you can rest assured the Peerless will do it right. You can trust Peerless with your Carpet and Upholstery Care. For more information about carpet cleaning Peninsula and restoration services call us at 757.847.6300.
Carpet Cleaning Peninsula

Flood Clean Up

Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage Repair

 

Water damage can occur in many ways. Whether it is a flood, rain, a leaky pipe, or a sewage back up, water can cause a lot of damage. However, not every incident is alike.  Every situation is unique. Therefore, Water Damage Restoration depends on the the amount and source of the damage.

Since Water damage is progressive,  restoration may only possible on items in the first 48 hours of damage. As a result, delaying mitigation greatly increases the extent of the damage. This delay can lead to a more costly reconstruction, repairs or even replacement.

In addition, allowing water to sit in a structure may increase health risks. Not only  is there a risk from exposure to contaminated water, but sitting water that can accelerate the growth mold and mildew.

The humidity in the affected area will increase in the presence of moisture.  If humidity inside the structure is not controlled, items that were not damaged from the original water source could be damaged as a result of absorbing moisture from the air. Structures that are not dried out quickly and properly can become a food source for mold growth.

Peerless Can Help !

Peerless professionals are experienced and kept abreast of the most current mitigation procedures. In our use of “Rapid Structural Drying” protocol, Peerless will your dry entire structure as quickly as possible. We use state-of-the-art equipment and technology.  Our Moisture Meters and Thermal Imaging Cameras are used to locate moisture that may not be visible. This Moisture may be hidden behind walls or cabinets. Our  IICRC Certified technicians will use any means necessary to ensure that all wet materials are dry.

In addition Peerless has been working with major insurance companies for decades.  Our trained staff will be able to make the recovery process a lot easier for you. Peerless is a preferred vendor with most major insurance carriers, so you can rest assured that a call to Peerless will make your claims process and recovery easier.

Count on Peerless to be the best choice in water damage repair, damage mitigation, decontamination, and construction.

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cleaning gutters

Getting ready for spring

Getting Ready for Spring – Spring Cleaning and Maintenace

As spring approaches, we all long for sunny days, flowers, and warmer weather. The changing of seasons is also a great time to evaluate your home and catch up on some simple organizing and maintenance tasks.  A little effort spent in maintenance pays for itself ten times over in money save on costly repairs.  Let Peerless give you some great advice on Spring Cleaning and Maintenance .

Exterior

1)  Clean your gutters: The purpose of a gutter is to carry water away from a building. If gutters are not cleaned, material such as leaves and other debris will build up in it and water will overflow onto the building and foundation. Gutters can be cleaned by scooping out debris by hand and then rinsing the gutter with a hose or pressure washer.

2) Get an HVAC checkup:  Before you need to use your air conditioner it is a good idea to have a maintenance check.  You technician will check for proper refrigerant levels and check for leaks. They should clean the evaporator and condenser coils, check lubrication, calibrate thermostats, and clean and replace filters. Keeping your air conditioner maintained will not only save on repair costs, it will also help reduce your electric bill.

3) Stain and seal wood decks: The winter  is really hard on wood decks. They are constantly exposed to the harsh weather. A new coat of stain can prevent costly replacement.

4) Inspect your roof: Look for caulk that is cracked or rust spots on flashing as well as shingles that are missing or broken. Buckling of shingles may also be an issue. Do you have a chimney?  Make sure you chimney cap is in good shape. Moss could be an indication of issues, but black algae stains are generally only cosmetic.

5) Repair paint: Painted surfaces should stay painted and sealed to protect the wood underneath. In order to maintain it, scrape off any chipped and peeling paint and repaint exposed surfaces.

6) Trim over growth:  Trees and shrubs too close to your home can conduct moisture onto your roof and siding. A lot of over growth can also encourage squirrels and raccoons to take up in the eaves and attic. Trim them back at least 5 to 7 feet from your house.In addition, with spring comes spring rain and storms. This may be a good time to assess your larger trees and branches for their potential to break and fall in heavy wind.

Interior 

1) Simplify: One of the reasons that maintenance and organization has become such a chore, is that modern life requires that we have so much stuff. Go through your closets, cupboards, even your shelves and dressers, and decide if you really want to keep all those things. In Marie Condo’s book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up”, she asks the readers to consider their possessions and ask, “Does this Spark Joy?” If not, don’t keep it.

 Don’t just throw it away.  Donate it. Don’t forget that purging your home of unwanted items can give you the opportunity for charitable donations. If you don’t have time to drop off, many groups shave pick up services. In southeastern Virginia there is The Samaritan House. You can call them at 757-583-7211 on the Southside and 757-877-0644 on the Peninsula.

2) Check your smoke detectors: Press and hold the test button on the smoke detector. There should be a loud warning signal while the button is pressed. If the sound is weak or nonexistent, replace your batteries. Also, many smoke detectors have a shelf life. Check to see if your smoke detectors have expired. If so, replace them.

3) Check hoses: On washing machines, refrigerators, and dishwashers. If they show signs of deterioration, replace them. 

4) Clean some out of the way items: Spring is a good time to inspect, clean, dust, and vacuum: dryer vents, range hood filters, and refrigerator compressors. In addition, clean or replace your air conditioner filter.

5) Check for leaks and moisture: Look in vanities and kitchen cabinets for signs of leaking and moisture. If attics and basements are damp it may be an indication of a slow leak or other issues. If you find some moisture, call a professional. 

As you consider your own maintenance, don’t forget to contact Peerless for your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs !

 

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Frozen Chesapeake Bay

Preparing for winter

Here in Hampton Roads we may still be running the air conditioner into late October. However now that autumn is coming to an end, it is finally time to get out the sweaters and prepare for the cold winter winds.  So, before you give thanks, take time to get your home or business prepared for the cold to come.  We hope this list will help you get started preparing for winter

 

    1. Take care of your trees and shrubs: Winter winds and the weight of ice and snow can lead to fallen trees and branches. To prevent your home from suffering tree damage, cut down dead trees and limbs. In addition, prune trees and shrubs that are close to buildings. If the trees are too large for you to take care of yourself, consider hiring a certified arborist.
    2. Clean gutters and downspouts: Clogged gutters can cause water to pool and damage your roof or siding. The water is left in your gutters it may freeze when temperatures drop. Freezing water expands and may cause your gutters to warp and crack. In addition, gutters clogged with ice can lead to the formation of ice dams on your roof. Ice dams can lead to significant damage.
    3. Take care of the cracks: Notice issues in your masonry or foundation. Extreme temperature changes can exacerbate these cracks. If you spot anything that needs repair, schedule it before winter weather hits.
    4. Fix that roof: Walk around the exterior and look for missing, damaged, and aged shingles. Repair or replace any shingles with issues. This can prevent future roof damage.
    5. Mind the gap: As the days get cooler a lot of animals will be looking for ways to stay warm. Mice, squirrels, raccoons, and opossum would love to spend winter in your house. Seal any gaps around your walls, soffits, overhangs, and foundation. If you have a chimney, make sure you have a chimney cap. Keep the critters out.
    6. Protect you pipes: Shut off all outdoor faucets. Drain and store hoses. Shut off water to exterior faucets before the weather dips below freezing. If there are water supply lines in the garage, keep the garage doors closed. If the temperature has dipped to the extreme, open kitchen the and bathroom cabinet doors, to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Let the cold-water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes, and keep the thermostat set to same temperature both during the day and at night and set no lower than 55° F.
    7. Let’s strip: Apply weather stripping around the frames of windows and doors to keep heat in and cold air out.
    8. Check safety devices: Check the expiration dates on your smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and make sure they are both in good working order. If your smoke detectors are 9-volt battery operated, replace them with newer sealer lithium battery detector. They possess 10-year battery life.
    9. Clean your dryer vents. When lint builds up in dryer vents not only will dryer work less efficiently, but it causes a fire.
    10. Schedule heating a checkup: Maintaining your chimney, furnace, heat pump, or boiler can prevent fires and is an important safety measure. This should be done before you turn them on.

So, find the time to inspect your home or office and take the steps to get it ready for the coming season.  The time and money you can save in preparing for winter  will be something you can really be thankful for.

Ozone Molecule

Ozone. What is it and how can it help?

Ozone

If you have ever called a company asking for help with taking care of an unpleasant smell in your home or business, you may have heard mention of the use of ozone. What is this Ozone thing they were talking about you may have wondered? How can it help? We are going to dispel this mysterious ozone and explain how and why it is used.

What is it?

Ozone is a gas that occurs both in the Earth’s upper atmosphere and at ground level. The earth’s atmosphere is 21% Ozone. Our atmospheric Ozone Layer is created by chemical reactions involving solar ultraviolet radiation (sunlight) and oxygen molecules. Our ozone later is vitally important to life on earth. It acts as a filter for the shorter wavelength and highly hazardous ultraviolet radiation from the sun, protecting life on Earth from its potentially harmful effects.

Lightning will also produce Ozone through electrical excitation of Oxygen molecules. That sharp “fresh” smell that is often detectable during and after a thunderstorm can be attributed to Ozone.

 Ozone is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3. That means that three oxygen atoms are bonded together. Ozone is created when dioxygen or O2 (which is the oxygen that we breathe) has been bonded by the action of ultraviolet light or electrical discharges. The bond between three oxygen atoms is relatively week, which means that O3 is extremely reactive. Since O2 is a much more stable molecule, Ozone’s 3rd Oxygen atom easily bonds with other molecules transforming both. This process is called oxidation. Ozone is one of the most powerful oxidants and can be readily produced for use in both air and water.

How can it help?

The oxidative properties of ozone can be very useful. Small portable ozone generators have been developed using both electric charges and ultraviolet light to produce Ozone. These generators can be moved to any location that is in need of the power of oxidation. An Ozone generator takes in oxygen from the air and transform the O2 molecules into O3.  The ozone is then release into the area.

In the restoration industry ozone is most often used to combat odor. An odor is caused by one or more volatilized chemical compounds. Once surface pollutants are handled, an area may still have an unpleasant smell because of airborne particles. Rather than remove the offensive airborne particles, compounds can often be transformed through oxidation. Adding ozone into a contaminated area results in volatile compounds picking up extra oxygen atoms, transforming them into entirely new compounds. The newly oxidized compounds do not produce any offensive odors. In addition, once ozone loses it’s third oxygen atom, it become safe and stable oxygen.

The amount of ozone needed to eliminate odor in an area depends on the size of the area and the concentration of contaminants. Large spaces or highly contaminated ones often require several ozone generators working around the clock for several days to produce an acceptable result. Once ozone has neutralized the space it is left with a slight chlorine smell that dissipates quickly.

However please be advised, breathing  ozone can cause chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath and lung irritation. Ozone can only be used in a vacant property or in a sealed room. However, once an ozone treatment has been completed, a room must be aired out for only 10 minutes before it is completely safe.

So the next time you are plagued with a persistent odor issue, you may need a little help from an oxygen atom. Ozone might be able to supply it for you.

 

If you are struggling with a persistent odor issue in your home or business.  Please call Peerless today. We can help.

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Professional Hard Surface Cleaning

Professional Hard Surface Cleaning

Over time wood, stone, concrete, even tile and grout can become stained and discolored.
 
Water, dust, soot, dirt, and spills that your home or business are exposed to, can dull and scratch protective coatings, as well as stain and discolor surfaces. Professional Surface Cleaning can rejuvenate your floors and surfaces, bringing back the color and shine.
 
Professional cleaning usually consists of stripping floors of wax or polyurethane top coats, cleaning the surface thoroughly, restoring the natural radiance, and resealing the surface with a new protective topcoat.
 
Even hardwood floors can be cleaned professionally. Before you refinish your wood, floors think about rejuvenating them. Refinishing a wood floor is a time consuming and expensive process that requires sanding and staining. It can take weeks. In addition, the average hardwood floor is typically ¾” thick, and therefore can only undergo about 10 standard refinishes before the floor is compromised. The may be another way. Many floors can be vastly improved by a simple rejuvenation. A hard service specialist can strip, clean, and reseal your wood floor, bringing back the shine and color you remember in one day without sanding. Not all floors are candidates for this process, so you will need to have your floor assessed.
 
In addition to our extensive knowledge of Carpet Cleaning and Repair, Peerless has developed a new hard surface cleaning division. Peerless continues to maintain the highest standards by using leading-edge cleaning techniques, equipment, and materials. Peerless staff is trained and certified to the highest standards of the hard surface cleaning industry. Count on us for exceptional Professional Hard Surface Cleaning on any of the following flooring materials.

Hard Surface Cleaning Technician
• Stone and Masonry
• Marble
• Tile and Grout
• Concrete
• Hardwood

Interested in Professional Hard Surface Cleaning? Click here to contact Peerless today.

Laboratory

Enzymes. What are they? How do they work?

Enzymes. What are they? How do they work?

You see it all the time on cleaning products, “Now with Enzymes” or “Powered by Enzymes”. Have you ever wondered what is an enzyme and how does it help clean or freshen?

In order to understand a little more about enzymes and bio-enzymatic cleaners, you have to understand a little about decomposition. Decomposition is a matter of chemistry. In short, decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into simpler matter. Most stains and smells are composed of some type of organic matter. Organic matter is made primarily of organic compounds. An organic compound is any member of a large class of gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon.

 So why is this important to cleaning? Because organic compounds decompose over time and exposure to the elements. Controlling and speeding up the process of decomposition can enable someone to actual transform an unwanted stain or smell into a completely different substance, thus completely eliminating the issue.

This is where enzymes come in. Enzymes are types of proteins that are present in all living cells. These proteins act as catalysts and help living cells break up complex molecules into smaller pieces. This allows them to be more easily digested. Enzymes can break up compounds that do not react well to detergents or agitation into compounds that are. These smaller compounds are often more soluble and easier to remove. Enzymes can be created to target specific compounds. Proteases targets protein spots like blood and many food-related stains. Lipases are used to target oils and greases. Amylases can be used to target starchy material.

Many enzymatic cleaners contain a combination of enzymes and specific types of bacteria in solution. Often used for tough odors, these solutions when applied to an area start breaking down the target naturally. Called bio-enzymatic cleaners, they use the presence of enzymes to help speed up the bacteria by making it easier for bacteria to consume whatever is causing the stain or odor. These cleaners essentially digest the chemical and organic wastes. The byproduct of these bio-enzymatic cleaners are simply carbon dioxide and water. Making it not only an effective product, but completely safe for children, pets, and the environment. Bio-enzymatic cleaners begin working immediately, but depending on the product and the target, may continue working for hours, even days after application.

One caution, enzymes or bio-enzymatic cleaner should never be used with bleach or disinfectants because these substances can damage or even kill the helpful bacteria and can reduce or eliminate the effectiveness of the enzymes.

Enzymatic and Bio-Enzymatic cleaners are especially useful when dealing with stains and odors left behind from pets or food on carpets and upholstery.  So when trying to removed stain and odors and all else fails, get help from the natures littlest helper, enzymes.

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