Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Community Spotlight: ServiceSource

6/1/2023 (Permalink)

seven men standing behind a rock wall at a ServiceSource event Our owner Bill Warnecki is also proud to be ServiceSource Board Member.

ServiceSource is a non-profit organization near and dear to our hearts here at SERVPRO Team Warnecki. The important work they do for the disabled community and their families is truly inspiring! First founded locally in Virginia, they have now expanded across the east coast and Utah, offering services tailored to help those with disabilities enter the workforce.  From working with employers to ensure proper accommodations are met, to helping future employees with skill-based training, ServiceSource is constantly working towards a more inclusive world for the disabled.

Our owner Bill Warnecki, who is also a proud ServiceSource Board Member, traveled to Utah last week to witness firsthand the impressive programs run by ServiceSource’s affiliate PARC. He was humbled to meet all the hardworking staff and participants there and couldn't be prouder of them!  And we couldn’t be prouder to support such an outstanding organization as ServiceSource!

Please feel free to visit their website and learn more at

Bill Goes to the Capitol

6/1/2023 (Permalink)

Over the past couple of months, our President, Bill Warnecki, has been lobbying on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) in efforts to solidify and expand the rights of our front-line workers.  This is a very personal mission for us because all of our employees are family. 

The pandemic helped recontextualize the incredible and important work our Crew Chiefs and Production Technicians do every day, and whether they need more comprehensive protections on our worksites or clearer roadmaps for their citizenship, we will fight for them.  Our employees are the lifeblood of our family, and even though their issues may not be as visible or understood by our legislators up on the Hill, Bill will proudly continue to champion their needs.

This Year’s Women’s Forum at SERVPRO Convention

5/31/2023 (Permalink)

woman with dark hair in SERVPRO shirt against white background We are so proud of our inspiring owner, Jennifer Rueda Warnecki!

Every year, SERVPRO holds a national convention as a way to bring the whole SERVPRO family together, celebrate the brand, and learn the latest ways to give our customers the best experience possible.  This year’s Convention, held in Tampa on June 28th, is particularly special to us.  Our inspiring owner Jennifer Rueda Warnecki has been invited to be a panelist on the SERVPRO Women’s Forum!

Hosted by the SERVPRO Women's Initiative, the forum was created last year to highlight and support the wonderful women in the SERVPRO family and to discuss, among other things, the challenge of "taking their own seat at the table" in a traditionally male dominated industry.  Having experience building our Construction Department from a dream into the foundational cornerstone it is now, Jennifer is a proud example of the potential women have in our industry to not only succeed, but to flourish.  It is a humbling honor to be a part of this panel and to help support the next generation of SERVPRO women!

What is the IICRC?

9/16/2022 (Permalink)

IICRC Certification sticker on front door of an office. Our IICRC Certified sticker is the first thing you see when you walk up to our front door.

You may already know that SERVPRO is proudly an IICRC certified firm, but what exactly is the IICRC and how does it ensure our customers get the best service?

To start off, IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration.  Founded in 1972, It is the governing body of the mitigation/restoration industry, setting the procedural standards by which all cleaning, inspection, and restoration work is measured.  Considered “state of the art” in the contamination field, the IICRC is also an accredited member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) which verifies the regulation process.  In short, these entities quicken the acceptance of new products and methods while keeping them safe and effective for all consumers. 

By continually maintaining our IIRC certification, SERVPRO can offer our customers the most technologically advanced products and techniques in the restoration business.  More importantly though, these rigorously tested standards help keep our customers safe, another reason why SERVPRO is the premier restoration company.

Your Home is Your Castle, So Why Not Trust in the Professionals?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Your home is your castle, so why not trust the professionals to do the professional's job? 

Here are just a few reasons to trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Winchester:


At SERVPRO of Winchester we believe in treating every home or business we step foot into as if it were our own.  One of our company goals is to treat everyone and everything as you would if it was our family going through this loss.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a small stain on the carpet or three feet of raw sewage in a basement, we will treat your loss with the utmost respect and professionalism.


At SERVPRO of Winchester we know that communication is key. When you experience a loss in your home, you have many questions.   It is our goal to have someone available to answer your questions.  We want you to know that as our customer, we work for you, not the other way around. 

You and your insurance company will be informed every step of the way.  We always work on an approval only basis, which means that we will only do the work that you as the homeowner and/or your insurance company has approved.  We want to make sure this process is as smooth and painless as possible. 


Since first opening the doors, training has been the backbone of SERVPRO success nationwide.  We are an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified firm.  The IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries and is what most insurance companies base their standards.  Unlike most companies, ALL our employees are trained to these standards.  


A fast response is crucial!  An immediate response helps to minimize the damage, the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. Our technicians arrive quickly and start the extraction right away.  The faster we can extract and stabilize, the fewer things become damaged.

Need Emergency Service? Call SERVPRO of Winchester 24/7 – 540-665-0575

Phase 3 Reopening - SERVPRO of Winchester is Here to Help.

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Winchester is an essential business and always open 24/7.

As the state of Virginia begins entering into Phase 3 reopening, SERVPRO of Winchester continues to receive calls from businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bio-remediation services to clean, disinfect, and sanitize their properties. We have helped many offices, homes and facilities, but that does not mean we are not here for our local area business owners and residential customers for our core services!

We are always here for you when your local business, residence or commercial space experiences a water or fire loss, mold, or damage from a storm event.

SERVPRO of Winchester, will continue to answer your phone calls so that we can provide estimates for remediation and/or help with any restoration services you might need. (Restoration is defined as "essential" so our services are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and operation for the people in Virginia and West Virginia areas). 

Per our mission, we will be “Here to Help” when you need us most and provide a service that keeps your business functioning.

We will continue to monitor this situation with the goal of keeping you, your families and your business, staff, and customers comfortable during these uncertain times.

Whether you need deep cleaning services, water, fire or mold remediation, we are here to service you 24/7.

If you or your family has any additional questions about our services or protocol, please do not hesitate to call our office: (540) 665-0575.

SERVPRO Cares - School Bus Safety

8/15/2019 (Permalink)

When the panic of a disaster hits you will be glad you thought ahead...put SERVPRO of Winchester in your phone NOW.  If disaster strikes we are here for you 24/7/365! Call SERVPRO of Winchester (540)-665-0575

It’s that time of year again.  Yep, you guessed it, back to school!  Some kids are happy, some kids are sad.  Some Moms are sad, some moms are happy. Wherever you fall on the happy/sad spectrum one thing is the same bus safety.

We all have a responsibility to help keep the kids of Winchester safe.  Here are the rules of the road when encountering a school bus with flashing lights:

  • When the school bus is flashing Yellow Lights motorists need to slow down and prepare to stop.  The bus is either about to pick up or drop off children.
  • Red Lights flashing (and extended stop arms) indicates to motorists the bus has stopped to pick up or drop off children.  Motorists must stop and remain stopped until the lights stop flashing, the extension arm is withdrawn and the bus begins moving.
  • Please be aware of your surroundings as well.  A child late for the bus may run out without looking for traffic and the same goes for a child that may have dropped something after getting off the bus.
  • If the school bus is stopped with flashing red lights and extended stop arm but is traveling in the opposite direction on a roadway divided by a median or barrier then the motorist does not need to stop per Virginia law.  

The next time you hear someone ask “Why SERVPRO?”  You can tell them: “Because SERVPRO cares!”  

Be Safe Winchester and be prepared, add SERVPRO of Winchester to your contacts now:  (540)-665-0575