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Covid Decontamination

COVID Decontamination

Disinfecting Emergency Vehicles 

WVU Medicine:Camden Clark Medical Center trusts SERVPRO to disinfect emergency vehicles after being contaminated by the COVID-19 Virus.

We're happy to help our local hospital in keeping everyone safe. 

a room filled with sewage and a man with a gas mask on

Sewer Back Up in Harrisville, WV

This is what a sewage back up looks like! 

Sewage can be very dangerous to our health. It is home to a lot of bacteria and disease. Therefore it is so important that it is treated thoroughly as soon as possible.


Sewage gets right into every crack and crevice it gets near. It will settle into carpet, wood, tiles, anything and everything! 


Beware not to touch anything. As you can see in the photo, our technician is wearing a gas mask. They're also wearing PPE all over, including a full protective suit.

For more information you can either read this blog:

Is Your Water Safe? The Three Categories You Need to Know

OR give us a call today on 304-428-7378

a SERVPRO staff member wearing a full face gas mask

Some jobs need GAS MASKS!

Many jobs we are called out to are performed in confined spaces. Some of these confined spaces require Gas masks!

Some of the jobs that require gas masks include black toxic mold, chemical contaminations and sometimes even really stinky stuff!

These jobs are not for the faint hearted and safety is key! 

the servpro EMS vehicle at west virginia motor speedway

The SERVPRO EMS Vehicle at West Virginia Motor Speedway

When you're at the West Virginia Motor Speedway you may see our EMS vehicle setting the mood.

We are proud partners with the speedway. Our local owner, James Miller, is a strong fanatic of the sport and couldn't be happier being a part of the family.

You can catch us every single race night. Come and say hello, we would love to meet you!

The team at SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties

a hole cut in the dry wall, revealing a potentially bad leak

Slow, Damaging Water Leak in Bathroom, Mineral Wells, WV

SERVPRO was called out when the homeowner could smell very unpleasant odors and could see small puddles of water developing in the back side of the bathroom.

Behind this wall was a utility room that had an old hot water tank that was having a lot of issues.

The SERVPRO servicemen came to the scene and found a few more, less obvious issues that, if left unattended, could have potentially caused much greater damage!

Thankfully the owner had insurance, which avoided an entirely new type of discomfort.

Please make sure your insurance is up to date in case a surprise like the happens!

A non penetrating meter being held above mold covered wood

Non Penetrating Meters Allow to Test for Water WITHOUT Pulling Apart Your Home or Building

Water and mold damage can greatly effect your work place and home. It can damage slowly through plasterboard, floor boards or any other surfaces. 

Thankfully this non-penetrating meter allows our staff to thoroughly check all areas without having to pull anything apart. Saving time and money.

If you'd like to read some more free information about water and mold damage click the links below.

Water Damage Tips & Information

Mold Damage Tips & Information

We hope this has helped,

The team at SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties

anthony macri with his daughter and local SERVPRO owner, James Miller

Anthony Macri wins 5/24 Race at West Virginia Motor Speedway

Anthony Macri took home the Mountaineer Nationals title on May 24, 2021. His Ti22 performance was an obvious early threat as he tore through the track. 

In this picture, local SERVPRO owner, James Miller (a massive Motor Sports enthusiast and supporter of the West Virginian Motor Speedway) stands proud with Anthony Macri and his daughter. 

A BIG congratulations from the team at SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties

Mold outbreak in a laundry

Mold Issue in Mineral Wells, WV

Our team was called out to this home in Mineral Wells, WV after the family had read about Black Toxic Mold.

Once we had arrived we noticed immediately that this was an issue that needed to be addressed right away. 

Mold is not something to be messed with because the spores may cause health effects to anyone who breathes them in. 

To find out more free information on Mold in West Virginia click here.

A tree fallen onto a home in West Virginia

Tree fallen on a Home After Big Storm in St. Mary's, WV

This home in St. Mary's, WV was awakened by a loud thud in the middle of the night during a storm last summer. That loud thud was the sound of this tree falling onto their roof!

Believe it or not, they were very lucky. This tree had not caused a lot of damage. There were mild tile and roof damage, but our team reported that it could have been much worse. 

Thankfully everyone was safe, our team were able to safely remove and transport the tree log and branches so that repairs could be done safely.

If you have any questions or queries regarding something similar to your home or business building, please call SERVPRO on 304-428-7378 or contact us by clicking here.

Water falling in a home kitchen and it's now a frozen water fall connecting the roof and the floor

A Frozen Waterfall in the Kitchen in Pennsboro, WV

A crazy sight in this local home, where the roof had collapsed and water was pouring in. Only this time it was FROZEN! 

Even though many are amazed by similar ice sculptures the occupant of this home did not want to keep it.

A man's hand holding a wok with fire flaring off the noodles

3 Common Ways Fires Start in Kitchens (and how to Avoid them)

Your home kitchen is statistically the most likely area in the home to start a devastating fire. Each year we see families just like yours receive devastating news when their home is damaged and the bill to fix it is given.

Please read this short blog to find out 3 common ways they start and how you can avoid them.

Click here to save your home for free

A cartoon man wearing a barbecue apron, smiling and holding up his tongs and a sausage

Why Barbeques are a Leading Cause of Home Fires in Summer.

Barbeque grills are a leading cause of fires according to the National Fire Protection Association. Typically these fires are more likely to happen on balconies and porches of apartment blocks however it is also necessary to know the safety precautions if you barbeque at your home.

Click here to read more

a bare home with the support beams revealed and plastic sheets over them

How Encapsulation Could Help You Avoid over $10,000 in Storm Damages

Storms can damage homes but not in the dramatic way that you think. It's from the smaller, silent water that creeps into the foundations, support beams and crawlspace. 

This small damage expands to wider, more devastating damage that could have been avoided by a simple technique of Encapsulation.

For further detail on this, and how to avoid needing to call us with damage later, please click the link below.

Click here to read more

vital documents covered in water

How to Safely Dry Wet Documents in West Virginia

DO NOT SIMPLY DRY! There is a multitude of ways to dry your vital documents but unfortunately some can create more damage than good.

From Document Decontamination to Digitizing of Documents, there is an important method to use.

Click here to read about what you can do now

a cartoon depiction of a faucet

How a Frozen Faucet can Cost you $10,000 (and how to avoid it)

One simple act can have you avoiding tens of thousands of dollars in damages ... preparing your outdoor faucet.

Too many times in Parkersburg and surrounding areas we are called by families who have had their possessions flooded because a frozen faucet. 

It's So Easily Avoided

We have put together a blog article and video (guided by our owner, Steve Seckman) for you to watch now.

For such a small action, it's not worth the financial heartache.

click here to read now

Click here to watch the video

A fallen tree that has uprooted and demolished the road in front of a home

How to Prepare for Storms in West Virginia

Don't get caught in the storm, it may cost you over $10,000 in damages.

We wrote a short blog with 5 tips on how you can be prepared BEFORE the warnings come for storms.

Click here to read now

Owner Jay Miller cleaning the firetruck

Helping Parkersburg Firefighters keep safe from Coronavirus

Here, we have our owner, Jay Miller, helping the local fire department with cleaning and sterilizing their trucks from potential Coronavirus contamination.

It felt really good to help some of our local heroes braving not only homes and buildings on fire but also now a potentially dangerous virus that is going around.

Parkersburg Fire Department trucks in front of the SERVPRO building

Thank you to Parkersburg Fire Department

We wanted to say a huge thank you to our fire fighters for their constant selflessness and bravery to keep our homes and businesses safe.

Over the weekend we sterilized their trucks to rid any possible COVID. 

Thank you to these men and women

SERVPRO crew member Austin, standing in front of a waverly volunteer fire department truck wearing a safety mask

Helping Waverly Volunteer Fire Department

Our fire fighters risk their lives so that we can keep safe. The work that they do is courageous to say the least. 

We are honored to have these volunteer fire fighters in our community and are helping in our own small way of sterilizing their trucks, to keep them safe from COVID.

A flooding sump pump


A flooded sump pump not only is inconvenient, it can also create damages of up to tens of thousands of dollars.

Our Co-owner, Steve Seckman, almost had this problem himself this winter, when he forgot to do his annual check.

Watch this video to avoid any further damage from your sump pump. It's easy to fix, and will save you A LOT of money.

Click here to watch the video

Co-owner, Steve Seckman, kneeling beside a hot water tank smiling and holding a hose

YOU COULD SAVE THOUSANDS by simply draining the sediment of your Hot Water Tank

A few seconds of work can save you thousands of heartbreaking dollars

Steve Seckman shows how to safely drain the sediment from your home water heater. By doing this simple task you can save potentially thousands of dollars of damage if it was to burst!

To watch the video please click here right now.

Whether you're in Harrisville, WV, Vienna, WV or any other surrounding area, your water heater can cause a lot of damage if it was to burst. So please, create an annual (or bi-annual) habit of draining your hot water tank. 

Pleasants county ambulance in the SERVPRO lot being sterilized

Helping the Community with Sterilizing Pleasants County's Ambulances

Our owners, Steve Seckman and James Miller wanted to give back to the community and say thank you to the service men and women who are putting themselves on the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic.

SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties took part in sterilizing the ambulances to keep them safe.

an air cleaner with uv lighting embedded in the fan

The Hydroxyl Generator

The Hydroxyl Generator combines a UV light to fully clean the air. When combined with an air freshener from one of our SERVPRO team members this generator will have your air fresher than a daisy.

What the UV light does

UV light kills certain microscopic bugs in the air. These are tiny germs that you cannot see, but definitely are present.

Why the Air Freshener?

Our plant based air fresheners help rid the air of the odor. The UV light will kill the microscopic germs that are responsible for a large portion of the odor, but it's nice to include a little fragrance to the air.

Chemical bottles used for SERVPRO clean ups

Our Products Are All Plant Based

SERVPRO prides ourselves on being industry leaders in restoration for commercial buildings. This includes our research and development team who tirelessly work developing top of the line products that are safe.

Our cleaning products are all plant based. Some are odorless, some are fragrant. All have a purpose for your specific requirements.

The inside of a cafeteria in a church, with a large, dirty puddle in the middle of the floor. Two staff at the end.

A flooded church

Two of our staff helping clean up flooding in a local church in Parkersburg, West Virginia. 

The amount of water that had entered the church might have looked like it wasn't much but it was able to cause a fair amount of damage to the building.

Austin standing in front of the SERVPRO van

We would like to praise Austin

Austin has excelled himself the past months. His eagerness, professionalism and care with clients has shown our team that he is a great asset.

Austin displays the qualities that we strive to have in our team every day. 

Co-Owner, James Miller, standing and smiling in front of the rear of the SERVPRO van with a vacuum on his back.

Co-Owner James Miller is Answering Your Biggest Question

Co-Owner of SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties is answering your biggest question: "How Much Does Water Damage Restoration Cost In the Mid-Ohio Valley"?

In his detailed blog post, you will be able to fully understand all variables that go into the quotation.

His goal is to have you be fully understanding of our processes and to be fully transparent with you, giving you confidence in our service.

To Read this Blog post, coming out March 28, 2020, click here

Happy Elf

Stephanie was having a great time preparing for our first Vienna Christmas Parade!  The team at SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties joined together to create a wonderful float. We placed 2nd for our elfie float!

A table at the home show with servpro marketing props

Parkersburg Home Show

We had a fabulous weekend at the Parkersburg Home Show!  We enjoyed seeing previous customers and meeting new potential clients!

Thank you to everyone who came out and said hello to our team!

Always Ready

Our Parkersburg WV Shop on Gihon Rd. Stocked and ready to go 24/7. This building was converted from a oil & lube service building. Now re-purposed to serve as our highly efficient shop.  

Staff Training Is High Priority

Training is a big part of what it is to be a SERVPRO Technician. At SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties we are in a constant state of training, and preparing to be ready for any catastrophe mayhem brings. 

Mold Hidden Behind Furnace

A very large section of mold hidden behind drywall after removing furnace unit in a single family home.  If you are concerned about Mold in your Wood, Ritchie or Pleasants County home call 304-428-7378 for an inspection by one of our certified technicians. 

Mold in a Mid Ohio Valley Home

Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets can and be carried indoors.

Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

Mold can cause health risks.  Don't put yourself and your family at risk. If you suspect your home has mold you can call SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie, & Pleasants Counties for a thorough inspection.