when to evacuate

When To Evacuate and When To Stay

Hurricane Preparation When you hear about about a severe storm coming, you might be wondering if you should stick it out, or if you should evacuate. After all, evacuating can potentially save your life! But it can also make a few problems, too. If you’re wondering how to decide when to evacuate, here are a […]

wet electronics

Wet Electronics? Here’s what NOT to do

After just 30 seconds of contact, water can permanently damage your electronic devices. Whether a result of an accidental spill or a natural disaster, water damages are both costly and devastating. Precious photos, important files, and vital information can be lost almost instantly. There are, however, some ways you can increase your chances of salvaging […]

How to Prepare Your Home For Storms: Preventing Storm Damage To Your Home

If you’ve seen the news recently, then chances are that you’ve heard of some storms that has devastated people and destroyed homes across the country. Here in Williamsburg, VA, we get our fair share of storms around this time of year. At STAT Services, we want to help you in emergency situations, but we also […]

Maintenance Tip: Four Steps to Draining Your Water Heater

Avoid Sediment Buildup in Your Hot Water Heater Draining your hot water heater prevents the buildup of sediment, any solid material that does not dissolve in water, like sand, grit, iron, magnesium, and calcium deposits. Sediment buildup can cause a number of issues for your water heater: clog up the drain valve in your hot […]

3 Steps To Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home

Just the mention of the word mold can make people uneasy. Mold can become dangerous and even fatal if not treated properly. Mold can grow anywhere: on carpet, clothing, food, paper, and in places you can’t see, such as the backside of drywall and above ceiling tiles. Here are some tips on how to eliminate […]

4 Steps to Securing Your Home After Water Damage

An intrusion of water into your business or home can be a traumatizing event with serious consequences. It is important that you take immediate action to help prevent further damage to your property, as well as risks to the health of your employees or family members. Whether your water damage is from a toilet overflow, […]

Our Recent Activity and How You Can Prevent Pipes From Bursting!

We have had a busy season over the holidays! Perhaps you know of someone had some issues with pipes, floods, or other damage over the last month. Due to the cold temperatures, pipes are more likely to freeze and burst. When this happens, it creates a huge mess at best, and potentially a horrible disaster. […]

new year's resolution to protect your home

3 New Year’s Resolutions to Protect Your Home

At this time of year, everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions! Most of these relate to one’s health, finances, career, or family life. But have you thought of any New Year’s Resolutions to protect your home? Take a few minutes to think about some ways in which you can protect your home, in order to […]

tips for preparing your home for winter

Tips for Preparing Your Home For Winter

Now that winter is coming upon us, it’s time to make sure that your home is ready for the season! Admittedly, here in Southeastearn Virginia our winters are not the harshest that the nation sees. Nevertheless, you still want to take precautions to protect your home against the cold temperatures and snow. In today’s post, […]

Common Causes of Home Fires

You might think that a home fire could never happen to you or your home. However, over 3,400 Americans die every year in home fires, and thousands more are injured. You might be surprised how easily home fires can be started. Keep reading this post to see common causes of home fires and how can […]