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Why you should use SERVPRO of Wilson County after a storm

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

storm clouds lightening What is the best preparation before and after a storm? Call SERVPRO of Wilson County!

Spring is a wonderful time of year. Unfortunately, Spring can also come with rain, hail, high winds, tornadoes and whatever else Mother Nature has in store. Preparing before a severe storm hits is essential to potentially reducing storm damage to your home. Learn what the best way that you can prepare for an upcoming storm and what to do after a severe storm hits your neighborhood.

Pre-Storm Prep

Often, by the time we are aware of an approaching storm, we have no time to prepare for it! Luckily, you can take many of the same precautions for storms as you would for other natural disasters which includes doing the following:

  • Keep an emergency kit on hand
  • Have a plan for where to seek shelter
  • Practice your emergency or evacuation plan at least once a year

When the Storm Arrives on Your Doorstep

If you are on alert for an impending storm, here are some additional ways to prepare yourself and your home:

  • Secure or store outdoor furniture to stop it from being carried away by the wind
  • Ensure that everyone in your family knows how to shut off gas, water, and electricity in the case of a very severe storm
  • Ensure that loose branches from trees and bushes around your home are removed
  • Make sure your emergency kit is easily accessible and that your communication plan is ready to be activated

Post-Storm Assessment

Depending on the severity of the storm, you may need to check your home for potential damage – be careful of broken glass, exposed power lines, or other hazards as you do so. If you smell burning or gas, shut off the power or gas valve in your home, and get outside quickly before calling emergency services and your gas company.

Who to Turn to Once the Storm Leaves Town

Knowing how to prepare your home and family before, during, and after a storm can help you stay safe and recover as quickly as possible following any severe weather. If you’ve incurred storm-related damage on your Nashville, TN property then it’s imperative that you call SERVPRO Wilson County at (615) 449-5000 for a fast and effective assessment to help you get your property back to its pre-storm state.

Top 10 Residential Fires

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

Family looking at a fire Keep an eye out for what you have plugged in or left on in your home.

Top 10 Residential Fire Hazards in Wilson County

  1. Electrical Outlet Issues

Electrical outlets are the most common cause of house fires in the United States. We use more electronic gadgets than ever before in 2021, and we do so frequently via multiple outlets on a single outlet. To help prevent fires, avoid using more than your voltage on a single outlet in your house.

  1. Outdated Home Wiring

Household wiring should be inspected on a regular basis to avoid the occurrence of major fire damage in your house. Wiring that is old, frayed, or even damaged by animals may create fire risks both inside and outside your home.

  1. Decorative Lights

When decorating with decorative lights, such as outside lights, outlets, surge protectors, extension cords, and turning off your Christmas Tree Lighting when you are not home to avoid accidents, be sure to use the necessary precautions.

  1. Hair Products

If you're in a hurry, don't forget to unplug your styling equipment. A simple error might result in significant damage. Make sure your curling iron and dryers are switched off and placed on heat-resistant material to minimize the risk of fire.

  1. Toasters

Proper maintenance of your toaster can aid in the prevention of house fires. Crumbs trapped within the toaster might be dangerous since they may cause sparks, which can result in serious issues in the kitchen. Make it a habit to clean your toaster on a regular basis.

  1. Candles

We all adore candles and fragrances; however we must be cautious of placement when they are lit. Always try to use holders that keep candles from falling on surfaces or tabletops when placing them.

  1. Washer & Dryers

The dryer and washer are two of the most common causes of house fires. Cleaning filters and vents, as well as the outside vents of your home, can assist to prevent fire hazards by removing fluff from your tumble dryer's lint traps.

  1. Smoking

If you're a smoker or someone in your home, try to smoke outside. Lighters and matchsticks should always be kept out of reach of children since it's one of the most common causes of house fires.

  1. Dust in Electric Sockets 

This is a regular procedure that must be completed as dust accumulates in electrical outlets, posing a fire risk if not regularly cleaned.

  1. Electric Blankets

Electric Blankets, on the other hand, can cause fires. Make sure you get an electric blanket with less wear and tear. When not in use, fold the blankets appropriately to minimize electrical problems that may cause fire hazards.

Should you experience a fire, let the experts at SERVPRO of Wilson County help restore your home “like it never even happened.” With our 24/7 emergency dispatch, we will have someone on-site quickly to access the damage and help you in your time of need. (615) 449-5000

Tips to avoid growth outbreak

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

happy, mad, and uncertain faces Keep Mold in Mind When You're Buying, renovating, or working in your office or business.

The customer experience is at the heart of any successful restaurant business. One of the last things you want your customers to connect your business with is mold growth in your kitchen, yet it's a surprisingly prevalent problem in the dining industry. Follow these suggestions to avoid a mold outbreak in your local eatery.

Keep Mold in Mind When You're Buying, renovating, or working in your office.

  1. Consider Mold-prone Areas When Purchasing a Property or Remodeling Your restaurant business. Situations that are highly humid, such as restaurants, attract mold spores. In general, restaurant kitchens are high-humidity environments. Some parts of your kitchen,
  1. Take Care of Your Ventilation System

Maintaining a functioning, properly maintained ventilation system is critical to preventing mold growth in a restaurant kitchen. Your ventilation system circulates air throughout your kitchen and is your major method for lowering moisture levels and reducing humidity. The ventilation system is also responsible for either admitting or preventing dust, dirt, and pollutants from entering your kitchen, which might promote mold.

  1. Check the Humidity Levels

Humidity is a major cause of mold growth, therefore controlling your humidity levels is critical. Hygrometers, which measure humidity, are inexpensive and readily available. The goal should be a reading of 30-50 percent.

  1. Make sure your areas are clean

Keeping your restaurant's kitchen clean is the greatest way to avoid a mold infestation. Regularly clean busy and moist regions, as well as corners and hidden places where mold thrives. Keep an eye out for any indications of water damage. If you suspect there has been water damage, get it fixed right away before mold begins to grow.

Some of the most important aspects of running a restaurant are maintaining cleanliness and ensuring that the customer has a good experience. You want your customers to walk away from your establishment without having thoughts of mold, because it's an indication that you're not taking care of things. I want my restaurant to be successful and for that to happen, I need to maintain a high level of cleanliness.

In the event that you suspect mold - call to SERVPRO Wilson County Contact us 24/7 at (615) 449-5000 today for help!

WHY it's important to know who to turn to after a damage

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

Men working to clean up after a damage Cleaning up after a damage can be busy work, size is not an issue for SERVPRO of Wilson County!

Fire damage is not simply fire damage because the presence of fire damage can lead to water damage and smoke. This is why it’s important to know which local Nashville, TN company to turn to when dealing with all types of property restoration services. Here are several reasons why it’s best to contact the team at SERVPRO Wilson County if you’re looking for a fast response to prevent unnecessary damage and restore your commercial or residential property to its original beauty.

SERVPRO Wilson County Services

Dealing with property damage can be stressful. For those that reside in Nashville, TN, SERVPRO Wilson County is your top choice to handle a wide variety of your property restoration project needs. Many property owners in the area choose us because they can depend on our team for these key services:

Why We’re Preferred By Our Customers

When you work with SERVPRO Wilson County, you can expect an immediate response time, day or night. We do this because we understand that a quick response can help minimize damages, and get you back to normal as soon as possible. This can save you lots of money, alleviate your home restoration headaches, and help you get back to living a normal life in no time.

You can expect to get a SERVPRO of Wilson County representative to answer the phone after hours and on the weekends. Even if you call after normal business hours, our on call team member will ask the right questions to prepare our team of professionals to provide you with emergency services.

Getting in Contact with SERVPRO Wilson County

The state of your home after flooding or fire can make the family extremely stressed. Thankfully, the team at SERVPRO Wilson County is able to sweep in and begin clean-up, remodeling, and damage control at the shortest notice. You will be amazed at how relieved you feel when you know that experts are busy making your home livable once again. If you’re ready to get the process started on your home restoration project, don’t delay in calling our team immediately at (615) 449-5000 today!

Do you need SERVPRO for water clean up?

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

servpro logo and water damage WHY you should give us a call today to assess water damage.

Every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. This is why if your home has been hit by water damage due to a flood or severe storm it’s essential that you get the water cleaned up quickly to ensure your property stays intact and free from mold and other damages in the future.

The Big Toll of Flood Damage to Homeowners

Floods are serious problems for homeowners. They’re severe enough to cause $40 billion worth of damage worldwide every year. If nothing else, floods can be a health risk for you and your family. That’s why flood clean-up is essential. The process can take several months and can cause lots of damage if you’re not prepared.

Keeping Mold and Mildew from Sticking Around

Water flooding will almost certainly generate mold in well-ventilated areas of your property that aren’t cleaned quickly following a flood. These molds are formed at the corner regions of the room and even over the surfaces which are porous. As mold and mildew start developing quickly, it’s essential to act fast to prevent it from spreading and creating bigger issues.

SERVPRO’s Process for Water Remediation

After a thorough property assessment, the highly trained technicians at SERVPRO Wilson County begin the water removal process, using powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth. Our team also is adept at using these water removal equipment types on water damaged properties:

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Getting in Touch with the Trusted Team at SERVPRO Wilson County

Following a flood that has left your property with water damage galore, it’s essential that you turn to SERVPRO Wilson County for water damage restoration services. Get ahold of our team today to start on the path towards restoration by calling our office at (615) 449-5000!

Do you need SERVPRO for water clean up?

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

servpro logo and water damage WHY you should give us a call today to assess water damage.

Every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. This is why if your home has been hit by water damage due to a flood or severe storm it’s essential that you get the water cleaned up quickly to ensure your property stays intact and free from mold and other damages in the future.

The Big Toll of Flood Damage to Homeowners

Floods are serious problems for homeowners. They’re severe enough to cause $40 billion worth of damage worldwide every year. If nothing else, floods can be a health risk for you and your family. That’s why flood clean-up is essential. The process can take several months and can cause lots of damage if you’re not prepared.

Keeping Mold and Mildew from Sticking Around

Water flooding will almost certainly generate mold in well-ventilated areas of your property that aren’t cleaned quickly following a flood. These molds are formed at the corner regions of the room and even over the surfaces which are porous. As mold and mildew start developing quickly, it’s essential to act fast to prevent it from spreading and creating bigger issues.

SERVPRO’s Process for Water Remediation

After a thorough property assessment, the highly trained technicians at SERVPRO Wilson County begin the water removal process, using powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth. Our team also is adept at using these water removal equipment types on water damaged properties:

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Getting in Touch with the Trusted Team at SERVPRO Wilson County

Following a flood that has left your property with water damage galore, it’s essential that you turn to SERVPRO Wilson County for water damage restoration services. Get ahold of our team today to start on the path towards restoration by calling our office at (615) 449-5000!

Tips for Fire Restoration

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

Magnifying glass-Restoration house Prepare home for a fire with these useful tips

Tips for Fire Restoration

When it comes to fire restoration and repairing a home after a fire the time needed for restoring your property will depend on several different factors.

Small Fires may only take a day or two for Restoring whereas large spread fires that affect multiple floors could takes weeks if not even months for restoration and remediation.

If you have experience fire damage at your Wilson county home, use the below tips to get back to living your life and restoring your property back to it's pre-fire condition.

Contact a TRULY Professional Restoration Company

The first thing you need when dealing with fire damage is a professional fire restoration company. SERVPRO Wilson County is the industry leader when it comes to helping Wilson County residents with their fire damage restoration needs. Having a professional inspect the area for damage and truly understanding the scope of the restoration project is crucial. At SERVPRO we featured the most extensively trained Fire Restoration specialist that are all knowledgeable and licensed for these types of restoration projects.

Securing the Home

One thing most homeowners do not think of when it comes to your home post-fire is protecting it from trespassers and thieves.

Depending on the scale or magnitude of your fire damage, you may have to vacate / leave your home for several days or weeks during the restoration process. Leaving a home or property vacant can leave it unsecure.

Make sure when leaving your property that you utilize appropriate deadlocks and security accessories. This help to secure any valuables and possessions that are left behind.

Keep a Detailed Record

Another thing that is vitally important is keeping records. By keeping record of possessions, values, and losses it will help to make things smoother when it comes to dealing with your insurance agency. Take plenty of photographs of your damage and keep a file of any receipts, prices and quotes of your valuable possessions you would want to be reimbursed for and share it your agent and restoration company.

Contact the Pros

Even though the process of fire repair can be long, our goal is to make the process as easy as possible. If you’ve endured fire damage on your property, make the call to SERVPRO Wilson County  at (615) 449-5000 for a consultation to help get back to your life before the disaster!

Removing Smoke After a Fire

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

plant in burnt up twigs Fresh air helps your home that has been affected by a smoke damage or a fire.

Once you have gotten over the shock of a home fire, you'll typically begin to notice that there is a lingering smell of smoke. To remove and remediate this smoke smell after experiencing a fire is often a difficult job but you can rest assured with SERVPRO's restoration in Wilson County you will be in great hands. Here is how we begin to tackle Smoke Damage in your Home:

Air out your Home

The first thing we must do when it comes to the lingering smoke smell is to air out the home by opening windows and placing portable fans in strategic places throughout the house that will begin to pull the air out of the room. Additionally we will begin to clear out furniture.

Positive Pressure Usage

The Positive Pressure Method is used in ventilation when we force air into a structure through an opening.  Once the air forced into the area it will seek the path of least resistance into the structure.If the opening it utilizes as an exit is three quarters or less the size of the initial opening, there remains a residual positive pressure in the compartment where the air is being forced in to. This positive pressure pulls the smoke and heat inside a compartment and moves it out of the controlled ventilation exit with the air being forced through the front ventilation opening.

True Deep Clean of your Property 

To fully remove the smoke from your home, a deep cleaning of the home must happen. Once of the tricks is using baking soda to deodorizer the area. Additionally SERVPRO may utilize the falling cleaning:

Pressure Washing, Washing Walls and Hard Surfaces, as well as applying specialized cleaners throughout the home.

Smoke Damage is a Job for the Pros

When it comes to Smoke Damage after a fire it's typically best to leave the issue to the Pros -  then it’s time to call SERVPRO Wilson County  Contact us 24/7 at (615) 449-5000 today for help! Our team has decades of experience at restoring homes from fire damage and will help you get your home free of smoke and fire damage quickly and safely.

Attics and Basements

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

water damage in a basement boots in water Know who to call when you notice a damage in your basement or attic.

The parts of our homes that change the most are attics and basements. In the summer, heat is a problem for attics. In winter, it's cold. In basements, there is always moisture and water damage from leaks. Pests live in both areas because they have lots of places to hide! This is why it’s best to know where a Water Damage Company Near me would be located to help you figure out a plan of attack after you find water damage in those locations. Here’s what you can expect to happen if you decide that fast action isn’t a priority:

Moisture Issues in the Attic

If your roof leaks, the attic will be wet. But it might not always be that simple. Attic moisture and mold could come from many things like poor ventilation or appliance issues. When there is no good ventilation, damp air is allowed to stay in the attic space which causes water vapors to saturate the pores of materials in the attic.

Furthermore, if electrical wiring is found in an attic or ceiling, shorted wires might create a fire hazard. This is why it's critical to turn off the electricity to the affected area and have an electrician check for damage.

Mold and Mildew in the Basement

Everyone's basements are prone to flooding because of their low-lying area. Water always runs from high to low ground, and this means that under the right circumstances your basement becomes an unwanted swimming pool. Some residential homes and business are more prone to this issue to other. For the one's that aren't necessarily prone to flooding, doesn't always mean you are out of the woods as sometimes there is moisture that has built up that is unseen.  In these types of cases where you can smell a damp, musty odor in your basement, it is nearly always mold or mildew related. Rusty marks or water stains around the base of walls and standing appliances can also be a sign of water damage in your basement.

Mold can grow in basements due to condensation from HVAC systems and sluggish plumbing leaks. Mold, on the other hand, might be a symptom of a larger problem. Since mold can have a serious impact on your health if you are exposed to it for too long, it's critical that you get expert help to eliminate any mold in your homes or business.

Next Steps After Attic or Basement Water Damage

If the water damage in your attic or basement was caused by heavy rainfall or a natural disaster, you can start removing it straight away. To successfully deal with water damage, you need to know what signs to look for and where to look for them. It’s also good to know that you can call SERVPRO Wilson County  Contact us 24/7 at (615) 449-5000 today for help in such situations.

Do I Need SERVPRO for Water Clean-Up?

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

Drying equipment placed in this home To speed up the drying process, we place drying equipment underneath and dry affected materials from below.

Do I need SERVPRO for water clean-up?

Wilson County (https://www.SERVPROwilsoncounty.com)

Every water disaster is different, from the amount of water to the level of contamination of the water. This is why if your home has been hit by water damage due to a flood or severe storm it’s essential that you get the water cleaned up quickly to ensure your property stays intact and free from mold and other damages in the future.

The Big Toll of Flood Damage to Homeowners

Floods are serious problems for homeowners. They’re severe enough to cause $40 billion worth of damage worldwide every year. If nothing else, floods can be a health risk for you and your family. That’s why flood clean-up is essential. The process can take several months and can cause lots of damage if you’re not prepared.

Keeping Mold and Mildew from Sticking Around

Water flooding will almost certainly generate mold in well-ventilated areas of your property that aren’t cleaned quickly following a flood. These molds are formed at the corner regions of the room and even over the surfaces which are porous. As mold and mildew start developing quickly, it’s essential to act fast to prevent it from spreading and creating bigger issues.

SERVPRO’s Process for Water Remediation

After a thorough property assessment, the highly trained technicians at SERVPRO Wilson County begin the water removal process, using powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth. Our team also is adept at using these water removal equipment types on water damaged properties:

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Getting in Touch with the Trusted Team at SERVPRO Wilson County

Following a flood that has left your property with water damage galore, it’s essential that you turn to SERVPRO Wilson County for water damage restoration services. Get ahold of our team today to start on the path towards restoration by calling our office at (615) 449-5000!