10 Electrical Fire Safety Tips

    U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 47,820 reported home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2007-2011. These fires resulted in 455 civilian deaths, 1,518 civilian injuries and $1.5 billion in direct property damage. Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords. Avoid running extension cords across … [Read more...]

Spring Electrical Fire Safety Tips

Spring is the time when we are drawn outdoors to get our property ready for the summer season. There are a few electrical safety tips that can help prevent accidents and fires. Down Power Lines Downed power lines always represent potential danger. Do not go anywhere near a downed power line. Always assume they are active. Call 911 if you feel there is immediate danger. For more … [Read more...]

Water Damage Restoration ~ What You Need To Know

Water restoration for residences or commercial property is a very complex process, one that can create plenty of big problems for the victims of water damage. It’s both an art and a science, and it requires a very experienced team of professionals to achieve success without problems. When choosing a professional restoration service you will want to be sure they: Provide a plan of action … [Read more...]

Winter Water Damage Restoration ~ Dealing with Winter Conditions

Water damage from winter weather can cause significant damage. Even small splits in pipes can create thousands of dollars in damage. Taking the proper steps to prepare for extreme temperatures can help, we explain how here. When you encounter extreme winter weather conditions, especially if there is damage, quick action is very important. Dealing with Pipes that have frozen or burst So what … [Read more...]

Preventing Winter Water Damage

Water damage from winter weather can cause significant damage. Even small splits in pipes can create thousands of dollars in damage. Do you have a winter maintenance checklist? Do you know how to prevent Ice Dams? Frozen Pipes? Roof Collapse? Cold Air? Following are some practical tips before cold weather creates challenges is essential. Thorough preparation will help minimize the … [Read more...]

Frozen Pipes – Prevention and Thawing Tips with Resources

Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Most of us are becoming familiar with the term “Polar Vortex”. Before you dismiss this term as irrelevant for those of us who live in Richmond Virginia, consider this weather update from New Orleans   Cold harsh weather has an impact on all of us, especially those who are not prepared for the affects of severe cold temperatures. Did you know that frozen … [Read more...]

Holiday Light Safety (Infographics)

Holiday Safety Tips A 2013 ESFI survey found that more than 86% of Americans decorate their homes as part of the winter holiday celebrations. Close to two-thirds use indoor lights in their decorating and, more than half use outdoor lighting. While lighting and electrical decorations certainly add to the festivities, they can contribute to increased fire risk and electrical injuries. We want … [Read more...]

AC Water Leaks

It's that time of the year, 90-100 degree days with your AC unit running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AC water leaks can cause serious damage to your home or business, it's important to act fast. Do not hesitate to seek professional help to fix leakages in your home or office. Our expert technicians will take care of your water damaged property. Virginia Restoration Services is open 24/7 for … [Read more...]

Hardwood Floor Drying

If by any chance your hardwood floorboards get wet, maybe after a storm and flooding, it shouldn't be left that way. It would mess up the flooring and may end up rotting. You should have an expert get it dry and looking like new again. Virginia Restoration Services has trained staff and state of the art equipment designed specifically for hardwood floor drying. If you or someone you know falls … [Read more...]

Visit VRS new Web site!

Great news! Our new website is now complete. Thanks to River City Consulting for a wonderful job. Please take the time scroll through, and see the new stuff! Make sure to visit our website often and be on the lookout for updates and new features. Don't forget, if you're in need of fire, water, storm, and smoke restoration or home addition services, you may call our emergency hotline at (804) … [Read more...]