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Restoring Your Gladeville Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Gladeville Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Gladeville commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour lost of revenue and productivity. So when an emergency arises in your business, gives us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

Faster to your MountJuliet Water Damage Event

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your MountJuliet Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Wilson County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Mount Juliet.

Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Wilson County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Wilson County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call us 24/7 - 615-449-5000

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and wrap.

Hours 1-24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and wrap.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture wraps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and wraps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Wilson County

SERVPRO of Wilson County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Restoring Your Wilson County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Wilson County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges.

Flooding and water damage events at Wilson County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Wether we're dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to access each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Wilson County

SERVPRO of Wilson County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

When Storms or Floods hit Wilson County, SERVPRO is ready!

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Wilson County, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Wilson County.

SERVPRO of Wilson County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Wilson County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have  Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 615-449-5000

Restoring Your Wilson County Area Home After A Flood

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Your Wilson County Area Home After A Flood Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Wilson County.

Restoring  Your Home After A Flood

Floods occurring in your Wilson County area home after a storm can be devastating. All of your belongings, the entire structure, or even just a portion become saturated with whatever the flood waters brought with them, often exposing you and your family to dangers that you cannot even see.

It takes a professional to care for flood damage on your Wilson County property the correct way. Besides, you want to have access to a company that can preform a variety of services, just in case other situations occur. Having a restoration provider, dedicated to producing quality results, is your best chance at recovery. Depending on the size of the flood, your floors, walls, furniture, and various other contents may need special attention. SERVPRO does far more then just remove water or dry out your belongings. Our technicians can resurface floors, dry and clean carpeting, as well as restore many of the items you thought lost forever.

Does Your Wilson County Home Have A Mold Problem?

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Wilson County Home Have A Mold Problem? In Wilson County, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Clean Smoke Residues From A Lightning Strike And Fire Damage In Your Old Hickory Home

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Clean Smoke Residues From A Lightning Strike And Fire Damage In Your Old Hickory Home Lightning can be quite unpredictable, and it is not entirely uncommon for it to strike homes, including in Old Hickory.

Cleaning Up Smoke Residues

Lightning can be quite unpredictable, and it is not entirely uncommon for it to strike homes, including in Old Hickory. The best action to prevent fire damage from a strike of lightning is to give the lightning a well-grounded path. You can ground your home with a network of aluminum and copper components. The components channel the electricity surge efficiently and quickly into the earth, creating minimal damage to the surroundings.

When lightning has struck your home in Old Hickory, the fire damage it leaves in its wake can be devastating. No matter how severe the damage is, it is best for you to trust the professionals at SERVPRO to help you clean up the mess. We have the training and tools to get your home restore back to its original state before the fire, and to do so safely and quickly.

Cleaning up the smoke residues is one of the essential parts of fire damage remediation. The first step we take is finding and identifying. We inspect your home and test for smoke residues, so we know how severe the damages are and to figure out what cleaning services are needed. We also pretest specific items to figure out the best restoration procedure. By doing these steps, we find and identify the residues, and figure out what surfaces can be cleaned.

SERVPRO techs also need to capture the residues before we can remove them. We use air and fluids to release and carry the soils away. Suspended particles are carried in the fluids and air on contact with them. Vacuuming and dissolving are two methods to contact soils and carry them off so we can dispose of them.

Smoke residues with solid particles contain mostly carbon. Dry particles are loosely attached to surfaces and can be removed by vacuuming. Moisture contacting the particles causes them to be absorbed by the surface and are more difficult to remove.

Soils and residues which are not loose have to be dissolved before removing them. Doing so causes their bond with the surface to be loosened, allowing them to be caught up in the cleaning solution and washed away when the cleaning agent has rinsed away.

By being thorough in our processes, SERVPRO of Wilson County can rid your home of all smoke residues to make it clean and safe again. Residents in the areas of Green Hill, Old Hickory, and Mount Juliet can call us anytime at (615) 449-5000 for assistance cleaning up after a fire.

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Know How to Spot Mold Growth in Your Watertown Home

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Know How to Spot Mold Growth in Your Watertown Home Mold is not a fun thing to encounter. It can lurk off furniture and hint off a bad odor. If you think you have mold, call SERVPRO to help today!

SERVPRO Evaluates Mold Quickly For Best Remediation Results

Mold damage is no joke. If you are not proactive, mold can wreak havoc on your Watertown property. However, if you know how to spot the early signs of mold growth, you can prevent the situation from turning into a total catastrophe.
 
Mold remediation experts here at SERVPRO stand the best chance to eliminate mold if they are called upon as soon as mold damage is seen on your Watertown property. Here are few things to help you identify mold damage and seek professional help.

  • Know where mold grows

Mold loves moisture and organic matter. The most common places for mold growth are bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens where there is plenty of both moisture and organic matter for the mold to feed on. Also, make sure that you check your attics for leakage and mold growth. Other places to look for mold include windowsills, ducts, basements and crawl spaces.

  • Adjust the humidity of your home

Getting the right sized AC unit and dehumidifier is the key to preventing excessive moisture. The size of the AC and dehumidifier will depend on both the size of your home and the climate as well. If you live in a humid climate, make sure that you have the right sized dehumidification system to combat the excessive moisture. A relative humidity of 85% or more for prolonged periods can be inviting for mold growth. Make sure that you monitor the humidity of your property even when you are not at home.

  • Don’t ignore small spots or moldy odor

Little spots of mold can be easily missed, especially if they are present in corners and cracks. Make sure that you pay close attention to these places and call on the professionals here at SERVPRO as soon as you see them. Also, don't ignore any moldy smell in your home. If your crawlspace or basement smells like mold, seek professional help as soon as you can.
 
SERVPRO mold experts are trained and certified professionals and can help you get your mold problems under control in no time. They stand the best chance if they spring into action at the earliest stage.
 
Call SERVPRO of Wilson County at (615) 449-5000 to schedule an appointment and talk to a mold expert today!

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Ice Dams Can Cause Water Damage Throughout Your Watertown Home

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ice Dams Can Cause Water Damage Throughout Your Watertown Home Ice damage to your roof is no fun! Fluctuations between day and nighttime temperatures can create ice dams near your roof's edge.

Water Damage Caused By Ice Dams

Snowfall in Watertown seems to fall in more substantial amounts lately than in the past. Fluctuations between daytime and nighttime temperatures can help create ice dams near your roof's edge. When your home's heat rises, the placement of insulation under the roof should keep the heat from escaping through the shingles.

Melting snow on the surface does not create the same risk for water damage to your Watertown home that melting snow underneath poses. Water from melted snow that does not drain away from your roof before refreezing can form an ice dam. Ice dams might form in a small area or along the entire length of a section of the roof and typically form over missing or damaged insulation.

When a roof has an ice dam, the water from melting snow above it becomes trapped. Your roof's design helps water flow off, but trapped water cannot do this. Instead, thawing forces water into any tiny cracks, which enlarge when the temperature outside drops below freezing. When water seeps inside and reaches your roof's underside, it starts damaging your home's interior.

Water from your roof that manages to enter your home can end up anywhere, including the basement. We use select devices that measure the amount of moisture in the air and the materials inside your home to counteract water's natural ability to spread.

Water and moisture cause a variety of changes in the many different materials found in your home. Slight moisture for extended periods, much like that encountered in homes suffering from ice dams, causes different problems than one-time events from burst water lines and overflowing water. We put our IICRC certificates in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Damage Restoration (WRT) to good use when restoring homes suffering from damage brought on by water and high humidity.

When melted snow on your home reveals warm spots on its roof, ice dams can develop quickly, leading to water damage inside. Call us, SERVPRO of Wilson County, for our 24-hour service, at (615) 449-5000 to protect your home and belongings from water damage.

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Saving Your Home from Flood Damage in Old Hickory

11/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Saving Your Home from Flood Damage in Old Hickory Flood water that cannot enter storm drains on streets quickly enough can enter your home causing flood damage.

Rely on Professionals to Restore Your Home after Flood Damage

Flooding in your Old Hickory neighborhood can happen after heavy rain from storms or from small streams that overflow near your home. Either situation can become much worse if water cannot enter storm drains at the street level.

Homeowners in Old Hickory often find that flood damage in their residence extends throughout the home. Humidity increases so much that it can affect higher levels of the home. Safely obtaining medications, personal identification and other essential items should always take priority over just rushing in and grabbing those items. Floodwaters can hide hazards that did not exist before the flooding event.

SERVPRO technicians know that caution protects people from such hazardous conditions but still wear personal protective equipment when entering homes with flood damage. Also, some debris may move from one location to another, making one-'safe' pathways in your home dangerous. Pumping out the water soon after we come to your home allows us to view the debris, and then safely remove it from your home.

Sanitizing a home after a disastrous flood helps protect your family from pathogens that could potentially cause health effects. These pathogens can hide in the silt brought in by the water, or by absorbing into porous materials such as carpeting, wood flooring, drywall, insulation, or personal belongings.

A substantial portion of sanitizing a home after floodwaters recede includes disposing of items that can never become clean again, regardless of the amount of cleaning, sterilizing, or scrubbing they receive. Food items that came into contact with the water can cause health effects, even if you cook the contents. Transmission of pathogens from one can to the can opener to subsequent cans of food is possible.  

Bedding, as well as most carpets and their pads, suffer too much during even short-lived flood events. These require disposal and replacements. We can rarely save carpet after a flood, and the padding underneath all carpets disintegrates too much to allow for salvaging.

However, no matter how badly your home suffers from flooding, we always save as much as possible. We prefer to restore materials through cleaning and other techniques over removing those materials and replacing them.

SERVPRO of Wilson County employs dedicated, skilled, and highly trained individuals who can help your family recover from flood damage. Proper mitigation of the situation can make everything “Like it never even happened.” once again. Call us at our local number, (615) 449-5000, 24/7, any day of the year.

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